The Boutiques of Elizabeth Street
Until the 1990s, the neighborhood now known as Nolita was simply part of Little Italy. During that time Elizabeth Street was lined with tenements populated by Italian immigrants. Today those same buildings, particularly in the block between Prince and East Houston Street, house some of the chicest shops not only of Nolita but of New York as a whole. Below, highlights of that particular block.
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Unis. Image: Robert Sheie/Flickr
Unis proves that there’s nothing basic about fine menswear basics. Founded by designer Eunice Lee in 2000, the brand works with small and midsize manufacturers that place a priority on quality and responsible production. GQ and other arbiters have waxed lyrical about the exceptional fit and comfort of Unis’s Gio pants and Jake T-shirts in particular. The shop, which is as understated as its wares, sells accessories from a smattering of other brands, including Anderson’s belts and Shuron sunglasses.
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Steven Alan Grossman opened his first store in 1994, selling trendy brands such as Daryl K and Milk Fed, five years before he launched his own line of ready-to-wear. Today his eponymous brand of beautifully cut men’s and women’s apparel, which manages to be both timeless and on-trend, makes up the lion’s share of the store’s offering.
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Despite its name, French for “the laboratory,” Le Labo was founded and remains based here in New York. A customer will choose a scent—15 wearable fragrances and 10 scents for the home—and an employee will make it up fresh, using vegan ingredients that are not tested on animals. In addition to perfumes and diffusers, the scents are available as candles, body lotions, detergents, and even light bulbs.
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Schott NYC. Image: A Continuous Lean/Flickr
Founded in 1913 on the Lower East Side by a pair of Russian immigrant brothers, Schott NYC originated as a maker of raincoats. It was not until 1928 that it began selling the leather motorcycle jackets it became famous for. By the 1950s its jackets had become iconic, thanks in no small part to being worn by Marlon Brando in
239 Elizabeth Street
While working as a television producer in France, Clare Vivier was unable to find a laptop bag that was both functional and chic, so she designed her own. From there came a line of buttery-soft leather bags, clutches, wallets, and pouches, as well as bags and accessories made of canvas, shearling, and other materials. The Clare V. line now includes a limited assortment of T-shirts, sweatshirts, footwear, and home accessories as well, all with the same unquestionably sophisticated aesthetic.
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In addition to the eponymous limited-edition range of clothing for women and children, all of which is made in Manhattan, Thomas Sires sells clothing, decor, jewelry, and gifts from a carefully curated assortment of designers and brands from around the world. The brainchild of designers Fiona Thomas and Allison Sires, the brand and the shop favor simplicity leavened with whimsy: pinstriped button-down shirts made of handwoven cotton sheer enough to be sexy despite their no-nonsense silhouette; cloth rattles from Danish brand Maileg resembling smiling vegetables; canvas baskets by Pehr Designs adorned with hand-sewn pom-poms.
United by Blue
245 Elizabeth Street
For every product sold, United by Blue pledges to remove a pound of trash from oceans and waterways via company-organized cleanups. If that does not persuade you to shop here, the company’s casualwear, bags, home goods, and camping gear surely will. Its products, made with sustainable materials such as organic cotton and recycled polyester, have a subtle outdoorsy vibe but nonetheless look right at home on the street of Manhattan or in a downtown loft.
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Founded in Paris in 1643, Cire Trudon is the world’s oldest candlemaker still in business. It supplied both the royal court and Napoleon’s imperial court, yet it did not launched its first shop until 2007. Opened just last year, the Elizabeth Street store is its only stateside shop. With its mirrored and red-lacquered walls, the store’s interior is as opulent as the fragrances themselves, which are available not only as candles but also as room sprays. In addition to scented candles in handcrafted glass vessels, it offers unscented tapers, pillar candles adorned with cameos, and candles in the shapes of historic figures including Napoleon and Benjamin Franklin.
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Babel Fair is dedicated to bringing lesser-known women’s apparel brands from around the world to discriminating New Yorkers. That means a frequently changing inventory of designs and designers to discover, such as the fancifully feminine dresses of London-based Oh My Love, the playfully bold separates of Los Angeles’s Lucca, the carefree and youthful Australian brand Reverse, and the vintage-inspired styles of France’s See U Soon.
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Selling both vintage and contemporary artisanal jewelry (including pieces by shop founder Lori Leven), Love Adorned appeals to anyone who believes “something old, something new” applies not just to brides but to everyone—though the shop does sell some striking engagement and wedding rings. Items run the gamut from tasseled bracelets strung with semiprecious beads to intentionally mismatched diamond-and-gold-nugget earrings to necklaces resembling gold trapezes. Love Adorned sells jewelry for the home as well, in the form of decorative crushed soda cans studded with rhinestones, ceramic vases, hand-carved cutting boards, and the like.
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Cotton On opens new store on Brisbane Street | The Examiner
Launceston’s newest clothing “megastore” has opened in the heart of the city’s shopping district. National retailer Cotton On Group officially relocated to the McKinlay’s Building at 127-129 Brisbane Street, opening its doors to the public on Friday. Cotton On Group regional manager Sammy Hales said the public response to the new 1000-square-metre store had been positive. “The customers are loving it and we’re excited for the rest of the day,” she said. “In comparison to the old site that we had, everyone’s loving the layout, and the products just look so much more appealing.” READ MORE: Organisers behind Party In The Paddock announce new festival Ms Hales said while the move would result in a slight increase in units per square metre, the main point of difference was the layout and design of the store. “Our old store was very outdated and this one is newer, bright and light,” she said. “We’re hoping it’s going to be really appealing to the customers and we’re predicting a bigger turnover.” The move to Brisbane Street Mall means Cotton On will vacate its former store in St John Street after 11 years. READ MORE: South of Tasmania in snap lockdown from 6pm The St John Street outlet was recently in the news after a 13-year-old boy was charged with starting a fire in the store. Ms Hales said the damage caused by the fire was minimal and did not significantly impact the relocation of the business. She said the new location would bring the brand’s five labels – Cotton On Women’s and Men’s, Rubi, Cotton On Body and Kids – under one roof while employing 25 staff. READ MORE: Festival organisers pull pin on The Unconformity festival, effective immediately Launceston Chamber of Commerce president Andrew Pitt said the retailer’s shift from St John Street to Brisbane Street was a good outcome that would benefit other businesses in the city. “The mall is a critically important space and sets the tone for the city’s central business district as a destination for shopping, and obviously, it’s really important to have them all full of tenants,” he said. “If you look at the mall now there’s been mostly national chains. “Myer and the other important stores for the city are in many ways the anchors that draw people in and then the small businesses benefit from that. “It’s competing to an extent, but actually the more stores that are there, the more people are going to come into the city and shop.” READ MORE: Family saw ‘blood on the walls and floor’ of missing mother’s home Ms Hales said she was excited that the Launceston public would be able to shop at one of the national retailer’s newest stores, and predicted the positive feedback the store had received would continue. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: Follow us on Google News: The Examiner
Launceston’s newest clothing “megastore” has opened in the heart of the city’s shopping district.
National retailer Cotton On Group officially relocated to the McKinlay’s Building at 127-129 Brisbane Street, opening its doors to the public on Friday.
Cotton On Group regional manager Sammy Hales said the public response to the new 1000-square-metre store had been positive.
“The customers are loving it and we’re excited for the rest of the day,” she said.
“In comparison to the old site that we had, everyone’s loving the layout, and the products just look so much more appealing.”
Ms Hales said while the move would result in a slight increase in units per square metre, the main point of difference was the layout and design of the store.
“Our old store was very outdated and this one is newer, bright and light,” she said.
“We’re hoping it’s going to be really appealing to the customers and we’re predicting a bigger turnover. “
The move to Brisbane Street Mall means Cotton On will vacate its former store in St John Street after 11 years.
The St John Street outlet was recently in the news after a 13-year-old boy was charged with starting a fire in the store.
Ms Hales said the damage caused by the fire was minimal and did not significantly impact the relocation of the business.
She said the new location would bring the brand’s five labels – Cotton On Women’s and Men’s, Rubi, Cotton On Body and Kids – under one roof while employing 25 staff.
Launceston Chamber of Commerce president Andrew Pitt said the retailer’s shift from St John Street to Brisbane Street was a good outcome that would benefit other businesses in the city.
“The mall is a critically important space and sets the tone for the city’s central business district as a destination for shopping, and obviously, it’s really important to have them all full of tenants,” he said.
“If you look at the mall now there’s been mostly national chains.
“Myer and the other important stores for the city are in many ways the anchors that draw people in and then the small businesses benefit from that.
“It’s competing to an extent, but actually the more stores that are there, the more people are going to come into the city and shop.”
Ms Hales said she was excited that the Launceston public would be able to shop at one of the national retailer’s newest stores, and predicted the positive feedback the store had received would continue.
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Why H&M, Nike and Others Are Being Boycotted in China
Last week, calls for the cancellation of H&M and other Western brands went out across Chinese social media as human rights campaigns collided with cotton sourcing and political gamesmanship. Here’s what you need to know about what’s going on and how it may affect everything from your T-shirts to your trench coats.
What’s all this I’m hearing about fashion brands and China? Did someone make another dumb racist ad?
No, it’s much more complicated than an offensive and obvious cultural faux pas. The issue centers on the Xinjiang region of China and allegations of forced labor in the cotton industry — allegations denied by the Chinese government. Last summer, many Western brands issued statements expressing concerns about human rights in their supply chain. Some even cut ties with the region all together.
Now, months later, the chickens are coming home to roost: Chinese netizens are reacting with fury, charging the allegations are an offense to the state. Leading Chinese e-commerce platforms have kicked major international labels off their sites, and a slew of celebrities have denounced their former foreign employers.
Why is this such a big deal?
The issue has growing political and economic implications. On the one hand, as the pandemic continues to roil global retail, consumers have become more attuned to who makes their clothes and how they are treated, putting pressure on brands to put their values where their products are. One the other, China has become an evermore important sales hub to the fashion industry, given its scale and the fact that there is less disruption there than in other key markets, like Europe. Then, too, international politicians are getting in on the act, imposing bans and sanctions. Fashion has become a diplomatic football.
This is a perfect case study of what happens when market imperatives come up against global morality.
Tell me more about Xinjiang and why it is so important.
Xinjiang is a region in northwest China that happens to produce about a fifth of the world’s cotton. It is home to many ethnic groups, especially the Uyghurs, a Muslim minority. Though it is officially the largest of China’s five autonomous regions, which in theory means it has more legislative self-control, the central government has been increasingly involved in the area, saying it must exert its authority because of local conflicts with the Han Chinese (the ethnic majority) who have been moving into the region. This has resulted in draconian restrictions, surveillance, criminal prosecutions and forced-labor camps.
OK, and what about the Uyghurs?
A predominantly Muslim Turkic group, the Uyghur population within Xinjiang numbers just over 12 million, according to official figures released by Chinese authorities. As many as one million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been retrained to become model workers, obedient to the Chinese Communist Party via coercive labor programs.
So this has been going on for awhile?
At least since 2016. But after The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Axios and others published reports that connected Uyghurs in forced detention to the supply chains of many of the world’s best-known fashion retailers, including Adidas, Lacoste, H&M, Ralph Lauren and the PVH Corporation, which owns Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, many of those brands reassessed their relationships with Xinjiang-based cotton suppliers.
In January, the Trump administration banned all imports of cotton from the region, as well as products made from the material and declared what was happening “genocide.” At the time, the Workers Rights Consortium estimated that material from Xinjiang was involved in more than 1.5 billion garments imported annually by American brands and retailers.
That’s a lot! How do I know if I am wearing a garment made from Xinjiang cotton?
You don’t. The supply chain is so convoluted and subcontracting so common that often it’s hard for brands themselves to know exactly where and how every component of their garments is made.
So if this has been an issue for over a year, why is everyone in China freaking out now?
It isn’t immediately clear. One theory is that it is because of the ramp-up in political brinkmanship between China and the West. On March 22, Britain, Canada, the European Union and the United States announced sanctions on Chinese officials in an escalating row over the treatment of Uyghurs in Xinjiang.
Not long after, screenshots from a statement posted in September 2020 by H&M citing “deep concerns” about reports of forced labor in Xinjiang, and confirming that the retailer had stopped buying cotton from growers in the region, began circulating on Chinese social media. The fallout was fast and furious. There were calls for a boycott, and H&M products were soon missing from China’s most popular e-commerce platforms, Alibaba Group’s Tmall and JD.com. The furor was stoked by comments on the microblogging site Sina Weibo from groups like the Communist Youth League, an influential Communist Party organization.
Within hours, other big Western brands like Nike and Burberry began trending for the same reason.
And it’s not just consumers who are up in arms: Influencers and celebrities have also been severing ties with the brands. Even video games are bouncing virtual “looks” created by Burberry from their platforms.
Backtrack: What do influencers have to do with all this?
Influencers in China wield even more power over consumer behavior than they do in the West, meaning they play a crucial role in legitimizing brands and driving sales. When Tao Liang, otherwise known as Mr. Bags, did a collaboration with Givenchy, for example, the bags sold out in 12 minutes; a necklace-bracelet set he made with Qeelin reportedly sold out in one second (there were 100 made). That’s why H&M worked with Victoria Song, Nike with Wang Yibo and Burberry with Zhou Dongyu.
But Chinese influencers and celebrities are also sensitive to pleasing the central government and publicly affirming their national values, often performatively choosing their country over contracts.
In 2019, for example, Yang Mi, the Chinese actress and a Versace ambassador, publicly repudiated the brand when it made the mistake of creating a T-shirt that listed Hong Kong and Macau as independent countries, seeming to dismiss the “One China” policy and the central government’s sovereignty. Not long afterward, Coach was targeted after making a similar mistake, creating a tee that named Hong Kong and Taiwan separately; Liu Wen, the Chinese supermodel, immediately distanced herself from the brand.
And what’s with the video games?
Tencent removed two Burberry-designed “skins” — outfits worn by video game characters that the brand had introduced with great fanfare — from its popular title Honor of Kings as a response to news that the brand had stopped buying cotton produced in the Xinjiang region. The looks had been available for less than a week.
So this is hitting both fast fashion and the high end. How much of the fashion world is involved?
Potentially, most of it. So far Adidas, Nike, Converse and Burberry have all been swept up in the crisis. Even before the ban, additional companies like Patagonia, PVH, Marks & Spencer and the Gap had announced that they did not source material from Xinjiang and had officially taken a stance against human rights abuses.
This week, however, several brands, including VF Corp., Inditex (which owns Zara) and PVH all quietly removed their policies against forced labor from their websites.
That seems squirrelly. Is this likely to escalate?
Brands seem to be concerned that the answer is yes, since, apparently fearful of offending the Chinese government, some companies have proactively announced that they will continue buying cotton from Xinjiang. Last week, Hugo Boss, the German company whose suiting is a de facto uniform for the financial world, posted a statement on Weibo saying, “We will continue to purchase and support Xinjiang cotton” (even though last fall the company had announced it was no longer sourcing from the region). But on March 30, a spokeswoman told The New York Times that the post was unauthorized and had since been deleted. Muji, the Japanese brand, is also proudly touting its use of Xinjiang cotton on its Chinese websites, as is Uniqlo.
Wait … I get playing possum, but why would a company publicly pledge its allegiance to Xinjiang cotton?
It’s about the Benjamins, buddy. According to a report from Bain & Company released last December, China is expected to be the world’s largest luxury market by 2025. Last year it was the only part of the world to report year on year growth, with the luxury market reaching 44 billion euros ($52.2 billion).
Is anyone going to come out of this well?
One set of winners could be the Chinese fashion industry, which has long played second fiddle to Western brands, to the frustration of many businesses there. Shares in Chinese apparel groups and textile companies with ties to Xinjiang rallied this week as the backlash gained pace. And more than 20 Chinese brands publicly made statements touting their support for Chinese cotton.
Cotton On Kids, L 01/112-114 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC, Phone +61 3 9663 9721
08 July 2020 19:26
Poor customer service! The young lady is very impolite. She said she got a big mess when we took clothes to tried on and She put them back with a bad attitude. Never back. 6/7/2020
07 January 2020 12:16
Spoke to a young lady on the phone and she was super helpful and friendly!
24 December 2019 7:26
Poor customer service
I bought three items for boy on Monday morning October 21st and total is $71. 97. I gave the ginger-haired girl at the cashier $100 cash and she gave back me $28 change. However, I noticed that the $20 note that she gave me was very damaged at the corner. Hence, I asked her to exchange it for me, but she refused to do that, she said that she had closed the counter so she cannot exchange it for me and she said that I can still use that note. I refused to take that note and asked her very friendly and polite to exchange that note. She showed an annoyed attitude, opened the counter and take another $20 note. Then she threw it on the table in an impolite manner as if she was giving alms for me.
22 December 2019 16:08
I would just like to say it’s nice people still have some amazing customer service and even better Christmas spirit. Firstly the young girl at the counter was all by herself in the store on black Friday (Saturday) so it was really busy but she was managing like a champ! And also maintaining exceptional customer service. While she was scanning my items she asked about who I was buying for and if i was finished my xmas shopping. I said no this is the 2nd child out of 10 kids to buy for including my own. The woman behind me in the line then tapped me on the shoulder and said wow that’s a lot of kids.in the xmas spirit please use my cotton staff discount, turns out she was from cotton on head office so I just would like to say a big thank you to the two brilliant staff at the cotton on kids store Melbourne central. Keep up the good work and even better ethic.
24 February 2019 0:58
$10 inflatable unicorn sprinkler, the week before Christmas? Five stars from each of my daughters.
Volunteers find PFAS in 2nd location near Air National Guard baseThe Gilbrook Natural Area in Winooski. Photo courtesy of James Ehlers
For the second time in two weeks, a volunteer group has found high levels of toxic chemicals in water bodies near the Vermont Air National Guard base, this time in a popular recreation area in Winooski.
The group, called The Vermont PFAS/Military Poisons Coalition, announced Monday that they had found troubling amounts of PFAS, a class of chemicals known to cause harmful health effects, in the Gilbrook Reservoir, which connects to the Winooski River and Lake Champlain.
Last week, the same group announced that they found evidence of the chemical class in a popular fishing spot in the Winooski River called the “Salmon Hole.”
Manufacturers often use PFAS, or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, to make nonstick, heat-resistant and water-resistant products. The chemicals take a long time to break down and are often called “forever chemicals” for that reason.
The chemicals, used by a Teflon manufacturer in Bennington, caused pollution that has contaminated drinking water for hundreds of residents. Soldiers at the Air National Guard base trained for decades using firefighting foam, which also contained the chemicals.
The same firefighting foam has been linked to PFAS contamination on military bases around the United States.
The federal Environmental Protection Agency has been slow to regulate the chemical class, and the state currently regulates five out of more than 4,000 types of the chemical, though the state often tests for more than those five. Vermont’s limit for those five compounds in drinking water is 20 parts per trillion.
Volunteers from the environmental coalition collected samples from the reservoir and river, then sent them to Cyclopure, a company based in Skokie, Illinois, for evaluation.
Cyclopure’s test evaluates samples for 17 types of PFAS. In samples from Salmon Hole, the company found levels of state-regulated PFAS to be 40.5 parts per trillion, Seven Days first reported. When all of the PFAS chemicals were included, that number rose to 145.2 parts per trillion.
In the Gilbrook Reservoir, tests found a total of 84.3 parts per trillion, with concentrations totaling 37.8 ppt for the five state-regulated PFAS compounds, according to the group.
Winooski officials said they were not aware of the environmental group’s test results.
“We haven’t received any data related to PFAS findings so have no statement to make,” Winooski Mayor Kristine Lott said.
State officials are looking into the results from the environmental group, said Peter Walke, commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, who noted that the company’s test methodology is not certified by the Environmental Protection Agency.
“It’s not necessarily that there are issues with the test,” Walke said. “It means that we want to make sure that we can understand it and understand that the results are replicable. From what I understand, the group did a good job of following protocols. PFAS testing is very sensitive and can get cross-contamination really easily.”
The contamination could be coming from multiple sites. A state report also found evidence of PFAS contamination on the site of the Champlain Cable Corporation, which is located about a mile from the reservoir, while the “northeast shore of the Gilbrook Reservoir is situated about 400 feet southwest” of the National Guard base, the group’s announcement said.A map of Gilbrook Natural Area, with a blue dot showing the site where testing took place. Photo courtesy of James Ehlers
James Ehlers, a water quality advocate involved with the Vermont PFAS/Military Poisons Coalition group, said he’s not interested in who caused the pollution. He would rather see state officials inform the public and address the problem.
“In our mind, the only thing we can do is make sure everyone knows so that they can, according to their own risk tolerance, take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families,” Ehlers said.
Walke pointed to existing efforts to test for PFAS in surface water throughout the state.
“We have launched into a multiyear monitoring project to look at both surface water and fish tissue to understand what we think the potential impacts are and to understand how protection measures should be put into place,” he said.
State officials have conducted PFAS testing in the Winooski River, and results of PFAS in fish tissue have come back positive. Most fish likely have some levels of PFAS in their tissue because the chemicals are considered ubiquitous in the environment. On average, the levels identified by state officials were within background range.
Money coming from federal infrastructure bills has been allocated toward addressing the PFAS problem, Walke said. Around $40,000 should become available for that cause throughout the next five years.
Citizen efforts to test for PFAS, though expensive, may become more common as communities continue to struggle with contamination. Ehlers said the group had raised around $3,000, which covers about two dozen tests.
The results of citizen tests could help and hurt state efforts, Walke said. While different types of tests could cause confusion, the information “can identify opportunities for us to focus,” Walke said.
“Obviously, if the data that this group has discovered in the Winooski River is valid, we need to know that,” he said. “That does present some high levels for sure. ”
State officials, recognizing that thousands of PFAS chemicals exist, have discussed regulating them as a class.
“Again, it comes back to our toxicological knowledge,” Walke said, adding that the Environmental Protection Agency has started regulating PFAS more stringently, which could give the state more knowledge and resources to regulate the chemicals more broadly.
Asked whether there’s any investigation into the source of the PFAS contamination, Walke said the department is looking at National Guard data to see if “it presents something different than what we understand the results of the work, primarily at the National Guard site, have shown us, and if there’s additional work that needs to be done.”
Ehlers hopes officials will act with urgency.
“The government agencies know how deadly this stuff is,” he said. “The military has known how bad it is for decades. The testing that we’re doing — it’s not like we’re surprised. It’s not like we didn’t think it would be there. It’s to give people information and compel these agencies to do what they’re really obligated to do, which is to protect public health.”
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Grinch-obsessed woman who watches the film 54 TIMES a year creates an enormous 10ft Christmas tree
A GRINCH mega fan, who watches the film 54 times a year, created an incredible Grinch-inspired 10ft Christmas tree with bits from eBay and other online shops.
Leteesha McSwain, 29, a full-time account manager, is a self-confessed “Grinch addict” and spent 12 months dreaming up her epic installation.
3The spectacular 10ft tree featured bows, baubles and a giant balloon garlandCredit: Instagram/@ leteeshamcswain
3Australian Leteesha McSwain, 29, is a self-confessed ‘Grinch addict’Credit: Instagram/@ leteeshamcswain
The Australian, who also works as a make-up artist in her spare time, chronicled her Christmas creation over the last few months, delighting fans.
The huge design features lollipops, berries, street signs, small Grinch decorations, bows and an enormous balloon garland and was built with the help of events company Day Dream Glamping.
They bought the various parts together by scouring the internet to get everything perfect.
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This included bits from eBay, Cotton On and Etsy among others.
Speaking to Mail Online, Leteesha said: “Themed Christmas trees are a new tradition for us! When I was younger we had the least colour-coordinated tree every year but now the over-the-top is way better.”
Leteesha describes herself as a “Grinch addict” and watches her favourite Christmas film every evening from 1st November to Christmas Day, as it gets her in the spirit.
As well as the tree, Leteesha ordered a custom balloon garland in the perfect Grinch colours to complement the tree.
Fans of the festive installation have been raving about the incredible decorations.
She said: “It has completely blown up.
“My town’s local paper contacted me, people I don’t even know have reached out, followed me, shared my tree – it’s been amazing. I am so overwhelmed by the love from everyone.”
3The tree included festive Grinch-themed details to make it popCredit: Instagram/@ leteeshamcswain
For more bonkers trends, beauty fans got in the Christmas spirit last year by decorating their hair like Christmas trees.
And bums, boobs and barely there – the Naked Dress trend has taken over the red carpet.
Plus the past 10 years of Instagram has seen the “perfect” body go from skinny to “Slim Thick”.Woman reveals she spends £4k on her dog for Christmas in shock This Morning segment 90,000 An explosion occurred in a residential building in Yekaterinburg – RBK
The Ministry of Emergency Situations said that the gas-air mixture had exploded. The Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the explosion was caused by vapors of a flammable liquid from a container in one of the apartments.A man was injured, he was taken to the hospital with burns of 40% of his body
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A gas explosion occurred in a residential apartment building in Yekaterinburg. This was reported to RBC by the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in the Sverdlovsk region.
“There was a pop of the air-gas mixture, as a result of which the window frame was knocked out. There was no damage to the supporting structures of the building, ”the department explained.
Reporting the incident on the street. Orlovskaya, 52, received at 17:44 Moscow time. Upon arrival at the site, the firefighters found that on the third floor of a three-story apartment building there was a clap of the gas-air mixture without subsequent combustion.The UK reported five victims of a gas explosion in a house in New Moscow
“One person was injured, and 19 people were evacuated from the house, including four children. The reason is being established, ”the Emergencies Ministry said.
Two people became victims of the gas explosion in Noginsk, 15 were injured
An explosion occurred in a residential building 9a on June 28 street of the Bogorodsky urban district in Noginsk at about 7 am. According to the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region, up to fifteen people were injured, among them there are children. The Investigative Committee reported two dead.
At the moment, 60 people are working on the site, 24 units of equipment are involved, according to TASS .
The explosion collapsed three or four floors in the first entrance of the house – three sides of the building were partially destroyed. Several apartments have been damaged, and 173 people have been evacuated from the house at the moment. It is known that the house in which the explosion occurred was built in 2003.
“I woke up during a gas explosion in a nine-story building. Now police officers, ambulances, firefighters and rescuers are working on the spot. After him, there are simply no 4 floors of the house. Naturally, there are victims, both children and adults – nothing is known about deaths yet.While there were no rescuers, the three of us tried to get at least someone who was there on the edge under the slabs. There were still children under the rubble, ”said an eyewitness to the incident, quoted by Telegram-channel Mash .
The Moscow Main Directorate of the Investigative Committee opened a criminal case on the provision of services that did not meet safety requirements (Article 238 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation).
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“On September 8, 2021, in the city of Noginsk, Moscow Region, as a result of the cotton of household gas, two floors of a multi-storey building were partially destroyed. There may still be people under the rubble, the number of victims is being specified. The investigators and criminologists of the Main Investigative Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for the Moscow Region immediately went to the scene, ”the agency’s website reports.
“ Interfax ” with reference to the Russian Emergencies Ministry reported that at the moment there may be two people under the rubble.
The inhabitants of the city did not remain indifferent to the tragedy. In the Vkontakte group “ Overheard in Noginsk official page ” under the photos of the explosion, people offer help to the victims.
“I am ready to assist the victims in transporting things and other things on the Gazelle for FREE”, “I can help with housing, there is a room in Elektrostal”, “Comrades, the victims can possibly be useful, drive you, sit with your children, feed, warm” and so on further (the spelling and punctuation of the authors are preserved). There are a lot of such comments in the conversation, people also write their phone numbers so that those in need of help can contact directly.
In the group “ PE Elektrostal and Noginsk ” eyewitnesses publish photos and videos showing that the explosion kicked out windows and mosquito nets in neighboring houses.90,000 “Lie to me if you can.” Expert of the forensic department Elizaveta Mokrushnikova talks about conducting polygraph tests – the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation for the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug
All cases are different
Elizaveta Mokrushnikova has been using a polygraph since 2012. She started as a personnel polygraph examiner – in the selection of candidates for the service, routine testing, in the appointment of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Since 2014, Elizaveta Aleksandrovna has been a senior polygraph examiner in the investigation department of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Ugra. Here she began to engage in psychophysiological research using a polygraph in criminal cases, based on the materials of pre-investigation checks and also in the selection of candidates for service in the system. For the second year already, she has an even more responsible task – psychophysiological examinations using a polygraph.There are increased requirements for their production: research and expertise are attached to criminal cases and, at the discretion of the court, can be used as evidence. In any case, this is additional information about the criminal case.
Polygraph examinations are in demand.
“Every year I conduct 125–130 studies,” says Elizaveta Aleksandrovna. – Cases – completely different directions. It is very important to work with minors, whose psyche has not yet been formed.A psychologist or legal representative is present during such research. In general, you yourself represent the specifics of the investigative committee’s jurisdiction: murders, unknown disappearances of people, serious economic crimes, sexual assault.
The expert explains that examinations and polygraph examinations for murder are usually the most effective. If a person has committed a crime and he is, for example, asked: “Did you stab you?” – he will definitely react.After all, his hand remembers this, his brain, and, as a rule, he feels a sense of guilt. Of course, it is more difficult to work with people with criminal experience. Expertise on economic crimes is also a complex one. In this case, the experts do not know by what scheme the crime was committed. You have to think over the questions more carefully in order to bring a person to clean water.
As Elizaveta Mokrushnikova says, the polygraph is not always used only to catch a criminal. For some, a lie detector, on the contrary, helps to prove their innocence.
– Research is needed in order to objectively investigate a criminal case, to understand whether a person has committed a crime or not. The polygraph helps to reconstruct the chain of events.
Is it possible to fool a polygraph after all? To begin with, the entire examination procedure is recorded on video. First, the polygraph examiner conducts a pre-test conversation in which he discusses the event with the tested person. It would seem, what is the effect of surprise? The person knows what he will be asked about, will collect his thoughts and begin to deceive.But not everything is so simple. First, the camera captures the subject’s facial expressions, the video is compared with the readings of the sensors. Secondly, he will be asked the same questions several times, sometimes slightly paraphrased. If the response to a question is twofold, it will be asked over and over again, at different intervals, analyzing and comparing the results with each answer.
As for the button in the boot: excuse me, when are you going to press this button? With every question? Or when is it necessary to lie? In any case, the reaction to pain is not the same as when the body is agitated when you have to lie.Pills and alcohol are not an option either. According to Elizaveta Alexandrovna, pharmacological resistance is easy to detect:
– In our practice, there were cases when a person used strong sedatives. In such cases, all readings are smoothed, and this is noticeable to an expert. Well, in a state of alcoholic intoxication, no one will test you, and you will have to come again. Our apparatus and program are designed in such a way that they allow us to detect attempts to deceive the polygraph. The video shows how a person breathes, how he answers questions, if he begins to make any changes in breathing with the help of the abdominal muscles or in some other way.By the way, these attempts were more common in my practice. Do not forget that under the person being tested there are sensors that record his micromovements, – the expert explains.
Polygraph examiners are also trained in special methods to catch a lie. But each person has his own characteristics, and sometimes prepared people come. Therefore, an expert should always be on the alert: observe, compare, check and double-check the results.
As Elizaveta Mokrushnikova says, opposition is not always dictated by the desire to hide information.Sometimes people do it out of curiosity, and someone just wants the results to be better. But this leads to the opposite consequences.
Over the years of Elizaveta Mokrushnikova’s work, there have been cases when the polygraph has played a key role in the investigation of a crime.
– This was the case in the case of a citizen who went missing several years ago. By the way, his body has not yet been found. There were several defendants in the crime who changed their testimony during interrogation.But with the help of a polygraph, it was possible to restore the chain of events. Forensic experts found more evidence, and the case was solved. There were also situations when they confessed to a crime during testing. Once a person came for testing in a state of alcoholic intoxication, I could not conduct an examination with him. But we talked, and he confessed to the crime, – the expert recalls.
The success of the study depends not only on the polygraph, but also on the experience and knowledge of the polygraph examiner. He must study the materials of the criminal case well in order to ask the key questions for the person.Testing takes quite a long time: the introductory part takes an hour and a half and the presentation of tests takes three to four hours. A lie detector test is a voluntary procedure; for some, an examination becomes a saving straw. And the research of Elizaveta Mokrushnikova has already helped and will more than once will help people to achieve a fair court decision.
The Institute of Criminal Investigators has existed in Russia since October 19, 1954. With the establishment of the investigative bodies of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation, the forensic service became part of their structure.Today, nine employees are serving in the forensic department of the district investigation department, two more forensic investigators work in the territorial investigation departments of the investigation department. Annually, forensic investigators of the Investigation Department carry out more than 400 official trips, with their participation over 90 percent of especially grave crimes, including those committed in conditions of non-obviousness, are solved. The staff of the forensic department are equipped with the most modern special equipment.In their arsenal there are devices that allow you to extract even remote information from mobile phones, including photos, videos and SMS messages. The department has special transport at its disposal – snowmobiles, a mobile forensic laboratory and a hovercraft.
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In a residential five-story building on Nagornaya Street, there was a pop of gas, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.According to the ministry, the blast wave partially destroyed the wall and shattered the glass in the house.
Photo: AGN “Moscow”
In the south of the capital, a wall collapsed in a residential building due to cotton gas, TASS reports with reference to the Russian Emergencies Ministry.
“The clap occurred on the second floor of a five-story building. The wall collapsed and the glazing was broken, ”the agency’s interlocutor said, adding that no one had applied for medical help yet.
The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow told RBC that received an application for a fire at the address: Nagornaya Street, Building 18, Building 3. “In a residential building there was a cotton of a gas-air mixture, followed by a fire on an area of 0.5 sq. The fire was extinguished, the city services are now in place, ”the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations in Moscow explained to RBC.There is no information about the victims of the explosion, said the interlocutor of RBC.
Photo: AGN “Moscow”
“There was cotton gas, windows flew out, no serious damage to the load-bearing structures and no casualties. Representatives of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the operating service, and the ATC are on site, ”Oleg Volkov, the prefect of the South-Western Administrative District, told RBC later.
British journalists have revealed the secrets of the ideal queen / Copyright / Vesti FM radio station Live / Listen online
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the reign of Elizabeth II, the British press revealed the palace secrets. How does the Queen of England manage to look perfect in public? She never loses her crown, and her hair is always styled in the perfect hairstyle.This is reported from London by the correspondent of Vesti FM radio – Elena Balaeva .
The British queen in her 86 years almost every day under the sights of photo and video cameras. In a year, Elizabeth II attends about 300 public events, but in none of the photographs one can see a flaw in her appearance: there are no folds on the dresses, the hairstyle is perfect, the crown is perfectly adhered to the head, the makeup is flawless. You can’t even see the queen sneeze.
It’s all about the careful preparation of every appearance of the queen in the world, writes the British newspaper “Daily Mail”.When leaving the car and plane, the queen’s dresses are never lifted above the knee. The dressers reveal a secret: each of Her Majesty’s skirts has a narrow lining that keeps the top in place. The British queen is often called imperturbable, and her courtiers add: she is also cold-blooded, moreover, in the truest sense of the word.
Royal fashion designer Stuart Parvin explains that Elizabeth really has “cold blood” by nature, she does not sweat and besides does not wear synthetics, only natural fabrics, cotton or wool, but not linen – he wrinkles too quickly.Even Elizabeth II’s menu at public dinners and receptions is designed so that food and wine does not heat her up.
Angela Kelly, the Queen’s personal assistant, says: in Her Majesty’s wardrobe, each dress is in duplicate. If the dress gets dirty at a public event, the queen immediately quietly leaves to change into the same. Elizabeth’s outfits are never taken to dry cleaning to avoid unpleasant odors. Each dress, blouse and skirt is hand washed and ironed by three personal assistants.
Another secret lies in the special composition that is applied to Her Majesty’s hair so that the hairstyle always looks perfect. Among the royal servants, this varnish is jokingly called “liquid concrete”. By the way, for 60 years now, Elizabeth has remained faithful to her style and appears in public with the same hairstyle. The crown on the hair is held perfectly thanks to training. Her Majesty’s aides, for example, claim that before speaking to Parliament, where every British monarch appears in the crown, Elizabeth is practiced.In the morning, putting on a robe and slippers, he also puts on a crown – and just like that he sits at breakfast and reads the morning newspapers.
A separate strict food etiquette is observed to avoid public misunderstandings. Before each visit to a foreign country, the Queen’s assistants conduct a culinary research and explain to the receiving party what Elizabeth II will eat and what is absolutely forbidden for her. Any shellfish that can cause indigestion is taboo. Rare delicacies are also viewed with suspicion.Although oversights still occur. In 1985, on a trip to the South American state of Belize, the Queen was offered to eat a local meat dish. Only after biting off several times, Elizabeth II learned that she was eating a rat. A year later, in China, Her Majesty found herself at the table, where she was offered to eat with chopsticks. According to sources, the queen was furious that she was not warned, because sticks are her weak side. However, in Morocco, she did not find it shameful to sit on the floor and eat food with her hands at a banquet with King Hassan.
On trips, the monarch is always accompanied by a wagon train with provisions, including bottles of still mineral water and his favorite tea with bergamot. The total weight of Elizabeth II’s luggage is more than 4 tons. There are always 60 bottles of homeopathic medicines among them. The 86-year-old queen is believed to be distrustful of mainstream medicine, using alternative medicines.
By the way, it is almost impossible to see the queen sneeze. If an event with her participation is planned on the street, where Elizabeth may be overtaken by hay fever, the queen always prudently eats an antihistamine.
Prosecutor’s Office of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug organized an inspection due to cotton gas mixture
The clap occurred at the Yargeo station (archive photo) Photo: media.gazprom-neft.ru
The prosecutor’s office of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug organized an inspection on the fact of the incident at the tank of an oil pumping station near Nadym. Five people were injured because of the cotton of the gas mixture at the station of NOVATEK’s daughter Yargeo. This was reported to URA.RU by the press service of the law enforcement agency.
“The Yamal-Nenets Environmental Prosecutor’s Office organized an inspection of the fact that occurred on August 17 at the Yargeo LLC oil pumping station located near the city of Nadym, an emergency and an industrial accident,” the message sent to the department says. According to the prosecutor’s office, five people were injured.
The security officials established that the emergency situation arose as a result of the popping of vapors of the gas-air mixture in the tank, which was taken out of service in connection with the repair work.The prosecutor’s office will check compliance with the requirements of the legislation on environmental protection, industrial and fire safety during the operation of hazardous production facilities.
The agency sent a request to NOVATEK. No response had been received at the time of publication.
Earlier, URA.RU reported that at a commercial enterprise in the Nadym region, during repair work, cotton occurred in a container with a steam-gas-air mixture. The injured workers were taken to the hospital.
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The prosecutor’s office of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug organized an inspection on the fact of the incident on the tank of an oil pumping station near Nadym. Five people were injured because of the cotton of the gas mixture at the station of NOVATEK’s daughter Yargeo. This was reported to URA.RU by the press service of the law enforcement agency. “The Yamal-Nenets Environmental Prosecutor’s Office organized a check on the fact that occurred on August 17 at the Yargeo LLC oil pumping station, located near the city of Nadym, an emergency and an industrial accident,” reads the message sent to the department.According to the prosecutor’s office, five people were injured. The security officials established that the emergency situation arose as a result of the popping of vapors of the gas-air mixture in the tank, which was taken out of service in connection with the repair work. The prosecutor’s office will check compliance with the requirements of the legislation on environmental protection, industrial and fire safety during the operation of hazardous production facilities.