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Meghan Markle presents fashion award to wedding dress designer
The wedding outfits of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Harry, Duke of Sussex, are on display ahead of the exhibition A Royal Wedding, soon to open at Windsor Castle, in Windsor October 25, 2018. — Reuters pic LONDON, Dec 11 ― Givenchy’s artistic director Clare Waight Keller yesterday received the British designer of the year womenswear award from Meghan Markle, whose dress she designed for her wedding to Prince Harry.“It is such a pleasure to be here celebrating British fashion,” Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said at the star-studded annual Fashion Awards at the Albert Hall.The former US actress, who is pregnant, praised the “vision”, “creativity” and also “the incredible kindness” of Waight Keller.The two women met in early 2018, before the designer created the dress worn by Meghan for her wedding to Harry on May 19.The British Fashion Awards also recognised Vivienne Westwood, winner of the award for positive change, for her commitment to the environment.The 77-old high priestess of punk took the opportunity to denounce the “rotten financial system” which the dame said was “the cause of all our problems”.A long-time political campaigner, she also took aim at French President Emmanuel Macron who recently cancelled fuel tax increases in the face of the “yellow vest” protests.“This tax hurts the poor more than anybody,” Westwood said, adding “he’s not thinking that he has already given all these tax breaks to the rich people. So of course everybody is going to be annoyed.”The model of the year award went to 17-year-old Kaia Gerber, following in the footsteps of her mother, former supermodel Cindy Crawford.“It’s such an honour,” said the young American, on the verge of tears. “I have just a small role in making a creative vision come to life but I’m so beyond grateful to be a part of it.”Among the other awards, Italian fashion house Gucci was named brand of the year and Italian Pierpaolo Piccioli, artistic director of Valentino, won the best designer award. ― AFP [...]
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Ballon d'Or 2018: Luka Modric wins prestigious award to break Messi-Ronaldo stronghold
Kylian Mbappe won the inaugural Kopa Trophy for the best young player, while Lyon and Norway forward Ada Hegerberg won the first women's Ballon d'Or [...]
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Let’s hear it CMO award night big winners!
It was truly a night of excitement and celebration at the Malaysian... The post Let’s hear it CMO award night big winners! appeared first on Marketing Magazine Asia. [...]
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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane nominated for award, Arsenal stars snubbed
LIVERPOOL duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are on the shortlist for the 2018 BBC African Footballer of the Year award. [...]
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Dr Mahathir conferred Japan’s highest award
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Tuesday was conferred the “Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers” by Emperor Akihito of Japan. The order is the highest award to be conferred upon foreign statesmen for their contribution towards the bilateral relations between their respective countries and Japan, as well as their contribution to the region. [...]
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Report: Melaka DAP rep who accepted ‘Datukship’ offers to return award, feels ‘guilty’
Wong said he had not asked for the award, but accepted it to avoid being seen as insulting the state governor. — Picture via Facebook/Wong Fort Pin KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 ― Datuk Wong Fort Pin has offered to return the Darjah Mulia Seri Melaka conferred upon him during the 80th birthday of the Melaka Yang di-Pertua last week after being chastised by his party leaders for accepting the state award.The DAP lawmaker who is also deputy Speaker in the Melaka state legislative assembly explained that he had not asked for the award, but accepted it to avoid being seen as insulting the state governor, Malay daily Sinar Harian reported today.“If the party leadership asks to return the award, I am ready to do so.“I’m stuck, and feel guilty. But because I respect the Yang di-Pertua Negeri, it’s not polite for me to reject the award, not because we asked for it, but it was given,” Wong was quoted saying.The Bemban assemblyman was further reported admitting that he not paid sufficient attention to his party’s principles.Wong’s reported remarks comes after DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng chided party members who accepted state or federal awards that confer them with titles, like “Datuk”, pointing out that even the Melaka Chief Minister Adly Zahari did not accept the award.Lim, who spoke at the Perak DAP convention in Taiping, Perak yesterday, said it was important for party members to show integrity by rejecting such state awards to prove they were not after titles or positions while in public service.He advised them to wait until retirement to accept, following in the example of former deputy prime minister, the late Tun Ghafar Baba.The DAP central executive committee, its highest leadership council, is to meet on the matter this week. [...]
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DAP CEC to discuss receiving of Datukship award by members
TAIPING, Perak (Oct 14): DAP will call for a Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting this week to discuss the receiving of Datukship award by some... [...]
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Lucy Bronze and Elliot Embleton up for Uefa award but Gareth Bale Champions League goal snubbed
Bale's acrobatic effort against Liverpool in the Champions League final has been overlooked in favour of Ronaldo's strike [...]
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Royal award for Islamic finance to be conferred on Oct 3
KUALA LUMPUR: The Royal Award for Islamic Finance 2018 will be conferred on exceptional individuals in Islamic finance at a special ceremony in the capital on Oct 3. [...]
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