AP PHOTOS: Designer Julien Fournie’s showcase is a movie

first_imgPARIS (AP) — The new face of Paris Fashion Week is digital.  With shows taking place behind closed doors due to the virus pandemic, some designers such as Julien Fournie are becoming versatile: getting their designs out to the public by making a film of their collection and streaming it online. The designer says he started out learning how to draw, but now he realizes he also needs to learn how to become a filmmaker. He was speaking at a behind-the-scenes preview of his spring-summer 2021 couture movie filming. The fashion industry — along with the retail industry in general — has been hard-hit by pandemic restrictions.last_img read more

‘The Jakarta Post’ helps raise funds to support those worst hit by COVID-19

first_imgThe Jakarta Post, through its philanthropic arm The Jakarta Post Foundation, is collaborating with the Pertamina Foundation and Tjitra & Associates to raise funds to support those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.The first batch of donations was given on Wednesday to the families of gravediggers who work at several public cemeteries in Jakarta that have been designated as burial sites for COVID-19 victims. “The gravediggers are among the forgotten heroes during this pandemic,” The Jakarta Post Foundation chairman Bambang Trisno Sejati said on Wednesday.  Since early March, gravediggers have worked long hours to prepare the final resting places for bodies that must be buried in accordance with COVID-19 protocols.From March 5 to April 24, 1,666 burials followed these protocols, according to the Jakarta administration’s records.Many believe the COVID-19 death toll has been underreported, as the administration recorded 4,400 burials in March, a 40 percent increase from February. “The gravediggers have to deal with the pressures of an extra workload, economic hardship and working in a high risk job. Certainly, they are in dire need of our support,” Pertamina Foundation operation director Unggul Putranto said.  Read also: Jakarta’s curve flattened? Experts question government’s claimDozens of gravediggers at the Tegal Alur public cemetery in West Jakarta and Pondok Ranggon public cemetery in East Jakarta received packages of food and protective health gear on Wednesday.Jakarta has been the epicenter of the outbreak in Indonesia, with the highest number of positive cases across the archipelago.Tjitra & Associates managing director Hora Tjitra said donations would also be collected through a series of webinars that would be held for corporate clients over the next three months. “Through these webinars, which focus on how companies and staffers can adapt to the post-COVID-19 environment, we encourage companies to take part in the initiative, as all the money raised will go to support COVID-19 relief efforts,” Hora said. “We will evaluate on a regular basis which groups to give our donations to,” he added. According to Hora, bigger relief efforts would be needed in the near future to help those most impacted by the pandemic. (dmr)Topics :last_img read more

GIG obtains gaming licence to supply its sports betting services

first_img Related Articles Submit Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) has obtained a Class 4 Remote Gaming Licence from the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) for its subsidiary BettingCloud Ltd.The B2B supplier licence means that GIG can supply its sports betting product to other licensed operators, starting with Germany-facing operator Wetten.com.Wetten.com has become the first operator client to launch on the BettingCloud licence, and will be soft launching this week with a full commercial launch expected in Q1 2017.Robin Reed, GIG CEO, commented: “We have reached a major milestone as we are now a fully licensed B2B gaming service provider for the sports betting vertical. GIG is continuing to branch out in the iGaming value chain and is now a fully-fledged gaming service provider.”The new license has also encouraged GIG to develop the technology to produce proprietary odds through its subsidiary OddsModel AS.The technology, which will be commercialized in 2017, will be integrated onto BettingCloud whom will then offer a range of independently sold services including odds feeds, content services, betting engine, risk management and trading tools.Reed added: “Within next year, these efforts will fully come into fruition and it will greatly benefit the company and our clients.”OddsModel AS has also signed a deal with Norwegian TV 2, the largest commercial TV channel in Norway, for the provision of betting related content in relation to its editorial and TV sports coverage. Ray Wilson, AMLGS: Industry deserves praise for its reaction to a new normal July 23, 2020 Soft2Bet continues new market drive with Irokobet launch August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Share Sharelast_img read more

Tottenham legend Jimmy Greaves in hospital following severe stroke

first_imgFormer England and Tottenham striker Jimmy Greaves is in intensive care after suffering a severe stroke on Sunday.A statement from Greaves’ family confirmed that the 75-year-old had been taken ill, having recovered from a minor stroke in 2012.Greaves scored 44 goals in 57 England games, the fourth-highest total of all time.He also scored 266 goals in 379 matches for Spurs, and played for Chelsea, West Ham Unietd and AC Milan.A statement issued on behalf of Greaves’ family read: “Football legend Jimmy Greaves suffered a severe stroke on Sunday May 3, and is in intensive care in hospital.“His wife, Irene, and four children have asked for privacy during what is a worrying time for the family.“They will issue a bulletin on his condition when it is appropriate.“England’s greatest ever goal scorer was 75 on February 20, and has been working regularly on the personal appearances circuit in harness with his friend and agent Terry Baker.“Jimmy had a minor stroke in 2012, but appeared to have made a full recovery. He was due to be inducted into the Tottenham Hotspur Hall of Fame on May 13 at a sell-out ceremony at White Hart Lane.“This is all we wish to say at the present time.” 1 Jimmy Greaves last_img read more