Victoria Beckham slammed for wearing £16k crocodile skin bag despite declaring her brand is ‘cruelty-free’

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. VICTORIA Beckham has been slammed by animal rights groups for wearing a crocodile skin handbag — just months after declaring her fashion and beauty empire “cruelty-free”. Designer Posh, 45, was seen clutching the £16,000 Hermes Birkin as she attended Paris Fashion Week with husband David, 44. The mum-of-four stepped out with the 32-inch shiny black bag despite the firm previously sending her a bespoke “Virkin” handbag, made of vegan leather. It comes after Victoria released a “100% cruelty-free” cosmetic range last September and bragged about its environmental and sustainability credentials. Seven months earlier, the ex-Spice Girl said she was ditching exotic animal skins from her fashion range. Elisa Allen, director of charity PETA — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — urged Posh to use vegan accessories. She said: “Victoria Beckham’s decision to ban exotic skins from her fashion brand’s collection was a great first step, sparing countless crocodiles, alligators, snakes, and lizards a gruesome death — but it shouldn’t stop at her own personal ward...

Titan Fittings Is Now Stocking A Large Variety Of Stainless Tubing, Known As SS Tubing – Press Release

Titan Fittings is pleased to announce that starting in 2020 the company is stocking and selling a large variety of stainless tubing. The different categories include, Smooth-Bore Seamless Stainless Steel Tubing in nominal and metric sizes, stainless steel coils, welded stainless tubing, welded stainless coils, and precision stainless tubing and precision stainless coils. One of the major uses for stainless tubing is for plumbing; however, contractors prefer using plastic over stainless steel because of its lower cost. Even though stainless steel tubing is expensive as compared to plastic piping, it provides countless benefits. Stainless tubing is mainly available in two grades of 304, 304/L, 316 and 316L, in a size range from 1/16” to 12” outside diameters in lengths of 20 feet for sticks and 50 feet for coils.  The tubing is stocked in the annealed and pickled, bright annealed, mill finish and polished conditions.  Stainless tubing has an appealing appearance for the purpose of architecture and interior design. Stainless steel tubing is ideal for use in industrial and commercial constructions because it provides higher value and better return on investment. Stainless steel pip...

British firm, Parcours has spent the better part of 12 months working closely with the sports

British firm, Parcours has spent the better part of 12 months working closely with the sports engineering department at Nottingham Trent University to develop its latest wheelset – the Strade.  While the priority was to create an affordable carbon wheelset, the design properties naturally hinge around performance, a notion highlighted by the inclusion of specifically developed front/rear rim profiles optimised for 28mm tyres. The wheels are manufactured by a dedicated production line in Shenzhen, China and represent the company’s first fully in-house-developed wheelset.  After spending a month putting them to the sword in two different hemispheres – Cape Town, South Africa and here in the UK, we also lit them up at a track session held at Thruxton Motorsport Centre in Hampshire as part of the official launch proceedings. The Strade wheels are a thing of beauty. The performance-honed unidirectional carbon fibre aesthetic is offset exquisitely by the gloss-black decals and hubs – it’s all very stealth. However, if it’s a little more bling that you’re after, Parcours offers a high level of customisation where prospective buyers can persona...

Altice USA Announces Its Intention to Combine Its Suddenlink (Cequel) and Optimum (Cablevision) Businesses under a Single Credit Silo

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the initial public offering of Altice USA (“Altice USA”, NYSE: ATUS) and subsequent separation from Altice Europe NV (“Altice Europe NV”, Euronext: ATC ATCB), Altice USA has announced its intention to further simplify its structure and operations by combining (the “Combination”) the Suddenlink (Cequel) and Optimum (Cablevision) businesses under a single credit silo. The Combination is expected to be leverage neutral for Altice USA. The Combination will mark a significant milestone in the integration of the Suddenlink and Optimum businesses and align Altice USA’s debt capital structure with the way Altice USA is managed: as a unified company with a common strategy. The Combination will result in a more diversified credit silo which is expected to simplify Altice USA’s financing strategy and financial reporting requirements. The Combination is expected to be effected mainly by the following transactions: The closing of the Combination is subject to regulatory filings and approvals and other customary conditions, and Altice USA may decide not to proceed with the Combination at any time prior to its consummation. Altice USA announced to...

Event Review: D.R.X. Obstacle Game – Ohio 2019 | Mud Run, OCR, Obstacle Course Race & Ninja Warrior Guide Event Review: D.R.X. Obstacle Game

It can often be hard to know where to start when it comes to training and coaching. Mud Run Guide is here to help you with getting prepared for your first or fiftieth obstacle race or mud run. A map of gyms & boxes that provide OCR (obstacle course racing) training and permanent obstacle courses that can be used around the year! Whether you are looking to jump into this muddy world for the first time or want to advance your existing knowledge there is a book for you. It can often be hard to know where to start when it comes to training and coaching. Check out Mud Run Guide’s free resource to find the training & coaching you need! User-generated reviews of thousands of obstacle course races and mud runs worldwide. Search, view, and add your own! Our Mud Run Crew takes on the dirty job of running events all over the place, then reporting back the good, bad, and muddy details to help you choose the right race for you! All the news from around the world of OCR! The Mud Run Guide Crew covers the sport from every angle: News, Op-Ed, Videos, Reviews, & more! Opinions & Editorial pieces – sometimes come with a little controversy and hopefully they make you th...

Kick off the new year right and pick up the brand-new Smarter Living book! We’ve pulled

Kick off the new year right and pick up the brand-new Smarter Living book! We’ve pulled together the best of S.L., plus loads of new advice and guidance, to give you smart, actionable life tips on how to improve your career, your home, your finances, your relationships and your health — all wrapped up in a truly gorgeous book perfect for New Year, New You resolutions. Get your copy here! When it comes to at-home fitness, carving out a dedicated space for movement can make the difference between a workout completed and a workout skipped. As a personal trainer and a lifelong athlete, as well as the fitness writer for Wirecutter, a New York Times company that reviews and recommends products, I know firsthand how powerful (and empowering) it can be to exercise in your abode. It is possible to create a decent home gym — and you don’t need a fleet of gym equipment to do it. An in-house starter kit (kept all in one place) can be a simple collection of basics that will help establish your intentions, initiate healthy habits and foster consistency. Then you can spend less time searching for your exercise accessories and more time actually exercising. Here are five cheap(ish) things to h...

Victaulic Exhibits Benefits of Grooved Pipe-Joining Technology

Victaulic, the world’s leading manufacturer of mechanical pipe-joining systems, is exhibiting its line of IACS-approved products that reduce the need for vessel maintenance and help make maintenance quicker, simpler and safer at Marine Maintenance World Expo 2013.    On show at stand no. 1020 will be a selection of rigid and flexible couplings, fittings and accessories that reduce the time and space needed for piping system installation, and allow easier access for repair and maintenance. Also on display will be Vic-Press®, the latest IACS-approved press-to-connect system for joining small–diameter stainless steel pipes. Couplings offer a flame-free installation, improving safety in dry docks and aboard ships especially when work needs to be done in confined spaces.  The Victaulic system is cold formed and provides a union at every joint, making maintenance and retrofits a straightforward task. Victaulic couplings also reduce piping noise and vibration. Visitors to the show on 12 September can discover more about the many benefits of grooved pipe-joining technology at a free-to-attend presentation in the technology demonstration area.  Bart Vandedrinck – EMEA-I manag...

HIFU Prostate Services Strengthens Clinical Team by Hiring Robert Johnson as Vice President of Clinical Operations

CHARLOTTE, NC / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2020 / HIFU Prostate Services, LLC (HPS), the leading provider of HIFU technology to in the United States, continues to grow and strengthened their clinical team by hiring Robert Johnson as vice president of clinical operations. Johnson will be responsible for educating patients as well as hospital administrators and expanding clinical operations of the company. Johnson brings many years of nursing and operations experience to HIFU Prostate Services. He has worked with HIFU patients, technicians and facilities for more than 6 years and has thus worked with several thousand HIFU patients both in the US and abroad. From 2006 – 2012, he was a clinical nurse specialist at SonaCare Medical, the developer of the Sonablate HIFU system. At SonaCare, his role was to educate prostate cancer patients and their families about HIFU and to travel to international treatment locations to provide nursing care. Robert is one of the most experienced healthcare professionals in the country when it comes to working with HIFU patients and the Sonablate HIFU device. “We are incredibly excited to have Robert join our team. Most of us have worked with...

Inclusivity in the Show Ring: San Patricio County hosts annual Extra Special Livestock Show

SINTON, Texas — Wednesday morning began just like any typical school day for hundreds of students in San Patricio and Aransas counties: on the school bus.  Early Wednesday morning, hundreds of students, their parents, volunteers and members of the San Patricio 4-H gathered at the show arena in Sinton for the annual Extra Special Livestock Show, which invites area students with special needs to show an animal in the ring. It’s one of several events that make up the San Patricio and Aransas County A&H Show.  Erin Fagan-Bilbo was one of several proud parents in the crowd. Her five-year-old son, Grayson, is a kindergartner at Sinton Welder Elementary. She shared that her son has autism.  “We were out here just watching the little guy [Grayson] show a goat to his best potential,” said Fagan-Bilbo. “It’s a really good experience for them, he’s been doing it for the last three years and each years he gets a little better.”  The show is led by the San Patricio County 4-H Ambassadors, older students who guide the children and their animals in the ring.  “It’s really special and has sparked some other county shows to start this eve...

Michigan City’s landmark Golden Sands Motel reborn as 4411 Inn & Suites | Northwest Indiana Business Headlines

The Golden Sands Motel in Michigan City was extensively renovated and rebranded as 4411 Inn & Suites. MICHIGAN CITY — New owners pumped $1.5 million into the landmark Golden Sands Motel, which has been rebranded as 4411 Inn & Suites. NADR Group, led by Nazar Kryvko and Andriy Mykolyshyn, extensively remodeled the vintage roadside motel at 4411 U.S. 12 in Michigan City. “It is rare to find a city that creates so many opportunities and stays true to its commitments,” Nazar said. “We would not be here if not for the city’s economic development agency and the mayor’s office desire to help local communities and businesses. We look forward to a continued relationship in future projects.” The 31-room motel is located near popular attractions like Washington Park Beach, Washington Park Zoo, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and Blue Chip and Four Winds casinos. “Michigan City continues to attract investors who are making huge investments to improve our community,” Mayor Ron Meer said. “My administration worked closely with the Michigan City Common Council and the Sanitary District to approve the funds and insta...

SLS, SLES and LAS Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019

Global SLS, SLES and LAS Market – Scope of the Report The analyst’s recent report on the global SLS, SLES and LAS market, with the help of a comprehensive outlook, provides readers with an assessment of the global market landscape. New York, Jan. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Reportlinker.com announces the release of the report “SLS, SLES and LAS Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2019 – 2027″ – https://www.reportlinker.com/p05837513/?utm_source=GNW This study of the global SLS, SLES and LAS market analyzes the scenario for the period of 2019 to 2027, wherein, 2018 is the base year. This report enables readers to make important decisions with regard to their business, with the help of a wealth of information enclosed in the study. This study of the global SLS, SLES and LAS market also provides data on the developments made by key market players and stakeholders, along with a competition analysis. The report also provides understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of these players, along with the market trends and restraints in the competition landscape section. This study als...

Will Fine Steel Wool Ignite From an Incoming iPhone Call?

A video shows an incoming call on an iPhone igniting a ring of fine steel wool placed around the cell. In December 2019, the YouTube page Viral Video Lab posted a video showing an iPhone encircled by a ring of fine steel wool. The video enters “black magic” territory around the 29-second mark when an incoming phone call appears to cause the steel wool to ignite: Steel wool is surprisingly flammable. However, an incoming call didn’t cause the flames seen in this viral video.   The YouTube page provided no explanation for why the call allegedly set the wool on fire. In the video’s description, Viral Video Lab writes that, “I don’t know the reason why the incoming call caused the steel wool to ignite.” The YouTube page also implored anyone with a “deeper knowledge in physics” to “write an explanation in the comments.” But a deeper knowledge in physics isn’t required to explain the above-displayed footage — only some basic knowledge of video editing. If you slow the video down, you can see the fire fade into view. This indicates that the fire is actually a digital effect — it comes on all at once throughout the ring, rather than gradually growing from a single spot: Q: Will fine st...

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