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

Carlos the Jackal Sentenced To Life In Prison

first_imgBy Dialogo December 19, 2011 On December 16th, a French court sentenced the notorious Venezuelan militant known as Carlos the Jackal to life in prison, with a minimum of 18 years before parole, for four deadly attacks in France in the 1980s. He was handed the maximum sentence that had been requested by French prosecutors who had urged the court to find Carlos Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, 62, guilty of the bombings that killed 11 people and left nearly 150 injured. His lawyer, Isabelle Coutant-Peyre, described the verdict as a “scandal” and said he would appeal. Carlos first rose to prominence in 1975 when his commando group burst into the conference room where ministers from the powerful OPEC oil cartel were meeting in Vienna, and took 11 hostages. His Paris trial dealt with four attacks that were seen as part of a private war Carlos waged against France to free two comrades, including his future wife, who were arrested in Paris while planning to attack the Kuwaiti embassy. French authorities received a letter, allegedly marked with Carlos’s fingerprints, threatening “war” if the pair was not released within 30 days. French prosecutor Olivier Bray had argued that the bombings in France in 1982 and 1983 were not “targeted” political actions, but “blind” attacks aimed to “kill the maximum number of people with the minimum risk.” He said 30 years was “too long” for Carlos’s victims to have waited for his conviction, but that “the duty of democracies is to never give up … arresting those behind attacks and bringing them to justice.”last_img read more

QLD homes scoop national awards

first_imgMore from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoTeneriffe House by Vokes and Peters (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. Clean modern lines at Teneriffe House by Vokes and Peters (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.Two Brisbane renovation projects tied to take out the House Alteration and addition over 200 sqm national award.The jury citation said Teneriffe House by Vokes and Peters was “delightfully sculptural and elegantly crafted”, respecting “the culturally significant 1909 Brisbane house, which was originally designed by AB Wilson”.“It’s easy to imagine garden parties here, with guests promenading through the cloister on arrival. Subtropical Brisbane is blessed with such caring custodians of its rich timber Queenslander tradition in this sublime contribution to the landscape and fabric of the city.” Ten suburbs where you might find a bargain Almost archaeological in its approach was Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.The national Garden or Landscape Award was won by Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture.The jury citation said it was “part building and part archaeological dig” with a carport and store, a terrace and pool put into the site.“The skill of the designers is particularly evident in the fact that the site appears to have been deconstructed to reveal a pre-suburban landscape … This is a poetic solution to the Aussie suburban “must haves”.”The Houses Awards are in their ninth year. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Mix of materials at Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography SIMON DEVITT.The joint winner was Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture, an extension that was “an addition to an existing home for a car collector who had asked for a dwelling that would enable a simple way of living, with spaces for family and friends to enjoy together”.The jury described it as “a masterful balance between traditional elements of the existing 1930s home and a contemporary living landscape that greatly expands life’s possibilities on this suburban site”. Brisbane Riverbank House by Owen Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography SIMON DEVITT. Whynot St Pool and Carport by Kieron Gait Architects with Dan Young Landscape Architecture (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. MORE: Would you buy six houses at once? The Garden Bunkie by Reddog (Brisbane, QLD) won the sustainability award. Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES. Rugby league star offloads luxury house The Garden Bunkie by Reddog (Brisbane, QLD). Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.A tiny ‘granny bunker’, two renovations and a garden transformation were among Queensland homes that scooped up national awards Friday night.The 2019 Houses Awards “recognise the ability to challenge architectural norms”, according to 2019 juror Lindy Atkin, co-director of Bark Architects. “This year’s winning projects are all very sensitive to site and context; they’re tactile. They’re much more about place-making and space-making than they are about form-making, which is a really good thing. They respect what has come before them, particularly in the alteration and addition and heritage categories.” Serious indoor-outdoor flow. Photography CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK JONES.The Brisbane granny flat — the Garden Bunkie by Reddog — took out the coveted sustainability award after a “long deliberation” by the jury.“This small building, akin to a granny flat, is called the “bunkie” in reference to the name given to humble Ontario guest cottages,” the jury citation said.Its modesty won the jury over, as well as its use of timber and simple materials, plus the fact it was designed around existing trees.The architects had described the garden bunkie as a cross between “a garden shed” and “a timber paling fence”, working off the tiny home movement. 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Bernie Sanders, 78, canceled events until further notice after being hospitalized

first_imgHeidi Gutman/Walt Disney Television(LAS VEGAS) — Sen. Bernie Sanders, 78, was hospitalized in Las Vegas, Nevada, ABC News has learned.“During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days,” said Sanders’ senior adviser Jeff Weaver on Wednesday in a statement. “We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”ABC News first learned from officials about the Vermont senator being hospitalized after his plans to attend a presidential gun forum changed. He is one of three septuagenarians in the Democratic primary, and the oldest.Sanders’ last public campaign event was Monday in New Hampshire, where he held four back-to-back events through the state.On Wednesday, Sanders is currently on a campaign swing through Nevada, hosting a town hall on Medicare for All and Social Security in Las Vegas ahead of his appearance at the Giffords and March for Our Lives’ Presidential Gun Safety Forum on Wednesday.The news of Sanders’ hospitalization comes on the heels of the presidential contender announcing he raised a whopping $25.3 million in Q3 — the largest quarter for any Democratic candidate this year, and a number that, on its own, eclipses Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s entire first and second quarters’ total.Sanders entered his second bid for president, after falling short to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary, as a known quantity. Despite the presence of another liberal stalwart in the 2020 race, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the former mayor of Burlington continues to carve out a lane for himself in a crowded field that still counts 19 with his blunt style and progressive ideals — including his signature “Medicare for All” proposal, which has been embraced by several of his Democratic rivals and often a key source of debate throughout the protracted contest.Last month, Sanders told ABC’s The View that 2020 is different because “many of the ideas that I talked about,” including universal health care, “were perceived to be radical,” but now “a lot of candidates and the majority of the American people agree.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more