7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Burberry
US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Rebecca Taylor
Enjoy FREE shipping on ALL U.S. orders at AHAlife.com! (Valid thru April 30, 2014)
Saks Fifth Avenue
New July 2013

British PM accused of sowing religious strife with ‘Christian country’ remarks

Britain is a ‘plural society,’ and characterizing it as a Christian country ‘fosters alienation and division in our society,’ public figures urge David Cameron in letter

Continue reading British PM accused of sowing religious strife with ‘Christian country’ remarks

Garden centres ‘want’ Easter choice

The government is urged to end restrictions that prevent many garden centres in England and Wales from opening on Easter Sunday.

Continue reading Garden centres ‘want’ Easter choice

Justice chief eyes quick deal with Macau over transfer of fugitives

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The government will act “expeditiously” to make arrangements for the transfer of fugitives between Hong Kong and Macau, Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

Continue reading Justice chief eyes quick deal with Macau over transfer of fugitives

‘Cinderella’ cruelty law considered

The government is “seriously” considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales.

Continue reading ‘Cinderella’ cruelty law considered

California Farmers Short of Labor, and Patience

Growers say inaction on immigration legislation is hurting productivity, and a powerful group that represents them says its members may withhold campaign contributions.

Continue reading California Farmers Short of Labor, and Patience

Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

<!– google_ad_section_start –> What do singer Denise Ho Wan-sze, lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen and real-estate businesswoman Gigi Chao all have in common? They are all gay, and if they were teachers, they would not be allowed to work at International Christian School. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

Continue reading Hong Kong must stop looking the other way about gay rights

New York Budget Deal Accommodates, Undercuts De Blasio

Thumbnail

Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York state legislators have carved out $300 million in next year’s budget for New York City’s prekindergarten programs. Mayor Bill De Blasio promised an expansion of NYC’s pre-k offerings loudly and frequently during campaign season and to pay for it with a tax increase on the city’s highest earners; the deal in Albany does not provide for such an increase.Read more…

Continue reading New York Budget Deal Accommodates, Undercuts De Blasio

New York Lawmakers Reach Deal on Universal Pre-K and Charter Schools [Updated]

On Saturday morning, officials announced that Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed on a deal to fund universal pre-kindergarten in New York. As had been predicted, Mayor Bill de Blasio will not get to follow through on his big campaign promise to tax the city’s wealthiest residents in … More »

Continue reading New York Lawmakers Reach Deal on Universal Pre-K and Charter Schools [Updated]

New York City council passes bill to protect unpaid interns’ rights

Bill would guard against sexual harassment and discrimination Mayor Bill de Blasio expected to sign into law this weekOn Wednesday, the New York City council unanimously approved a bill that seeks to protect unpaid interns against sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. The bill, sponsored by councilman James Vacca, expands the citys Human Rights Law to afford unpaid interns the same protection accorded to paid employees. It is currently awaiting Mayor Bill de Blasios signature, which is expected in the coming days.

Continue reading New York City council passes bill to protect unpaid interns’ rights

Is our aid being wasted on ‘fragile states’?

We save our aid for the worst basket cases. But some unpalatable regimes (hello, Uganda) and their strongmen are gaming the system

Continue reading Is our aid being wasted on ‘fragile states’?

Ohio lawmakers: All right, folks, we guess it’s OK for you to buy Teslas

Thumbnail

If you live in Ohio, your lawmakers are poised to allow you to purchase a Tesla from a sales center — without forcing you to drive outside the borders of the Buckeye State to do your eco-friendly spending. But legislative efforts to placate the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association will nonetheless cap the number of sales offices Tesla is allowed to operate inside the state at three – and other auto manufacturers will be barred outright from hawking their wheel-spinning wares direct to buyers. Here’s the news, courtesy of NJTV: An Ohio Senate committee approved a bill formally barring automakers from selling directly to consumers except for a maximum of three outlets for electric-car builder Tesla Motors Inc. The measure was a compromise between the company and the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association, which had sought to block Tesla from selling without a middleman, according to state Sen. Scott Oelslager, the committee chairman. Tesla, based in Palo Alto, Calif., operates Ohio stores in Columbus and Cincinnati and will be permitted to add a third as long as the company isn’t sold or acquired and doesn’t produce anything other than all-electric vehicles, under the legislation worked out yesterday. Why are states getting into the strange business of banning a wildly hyped, pretty cool, awfully expensive electric car manufacturer? Tesla’s direct sales model has drawn opposition from car salesmen — middlemen who fear becoming superfluous as Tesla champions a direct-to-consumer auto-marketing model. That opposition has led to sales bans in five states and restrictions in two others. In New Jersey, for example, Grist’s Ben Adler explains that Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is forcing the electric automaker to shut down its two sales offices. The promising news there is that a Democratic assemblymember recently introduced a bill that would unshackle Tesla from Christie’s new ban on its sales model.Filed under: Business & Technology, Climate & Energy, Living

Continue reading Ohio lawmakers: All right, folks, we guess it’s OK for you to buy Teslas

California state senator Leland Yee arrested during series of FBI raids

Democrat arrested on undisclosed charges FBI executed numerous arrests in San Francisco areaA California state senator was arrested Wednesday during a series of raids by the FBI in Sacramento and the San Francisco bay area, authorities said.FBI spokesman Peter Lee confirmed the arrest of state senator Leland Yee, but declined to discuss the charges, citing an ongoing investigation.

Continue reading California state senator Leland Yee arrested during series of FBI raids

Mozambicans march against law protecting child rapists

With 40% of female MPs, why is Maputo passing legislation discriminating against women, asks Daily MaverickIn April, Mozambican MPs will debate and approve a long-overdue review of the penal code: finally, the country is getting rid of the colonial law which dates from 1886. The world has advanced in giant leaps in terms of human rights since then, 127 years ago. The laws of a young country should reflect these changes. Many of the revisions in the new code are wise but, surprisingly, some of the old laws are maintained, laws that severely infringe on the constitutional rights, the human rights and the dignity of Mozambican girls and women.

Continue reading Mozambicans march against law protecting child rapists

Spain’s oil deposits and fracking sites trigger energy gold rush

Major offshore oil discoveries and prospects for shale gas extraction are generating excitement and resistanceSpain is already the world’s largest olive oil producer but now it’s looking to a very different kind of oil to pull it out of economic decline: petroleum.The discovery of two significant offshore deposits, and prospects for fracking in many areas, have triggered a black-gold rush, with demand for exploration permits up 35% since 2012.

Continue reading Spain’s oil deposits and fracking sites trigger energy gold rush

America, Inc. at it’s Finest

Saks Fifth Avenue
7 For All Mankind, a division of VF Contemporary Brands
Bren-Books.com, Modern first editions and collectible fiction<

bren-books.com, Modern first editions and collectible fiction

US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
J&R Computer/Music World
Burberry
New July 2013