MILAN (AP) – Not just individual styles but the entire fashion process was under discussion at Milan Fashion Week this year. Counter to trends in New York and London, Italian industry executives underlined that, beyond a few capsule collections and a handful of runway teasers, there would be no rushing Milan’s designs from the runway into stores.
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Six weeks after her arrival at Rikers Island, an argument over who should clean a jailhouse shower sent Candie Hailey to solitary confinement — known as “the bing.”
It was the first time, but it would not be the last.
A month later, records show, she cursed and spit at a guard and resisted when she was put in a hold. Ninety-five days in the bing. She later got 70 days for cursing at an officer, splashing the guard with toilet water and refusing to stop. She was handed 60 days after breaking the light fixture in her cell and using the shards to cut her wrist. Among other infractions: fighting (40 days), disrespect of staff (30 days) and blocking her cell window (15 days).
Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time. When she did go outside, it was just for one hour in 24. And she had yet to be tried for any crime, let alone convicted.
At least eight times in the course of her more than three-year incarceration, she would be taken to the hospital after suicide attempts in solitary that included trying to swallow hair remover product, pills and the chemicals inside an instant ice pack, banging her head on a wall and trying to electrocute herself by putting a phone cord in her cell’s toilet.
Hailey could not abide solitary confinement. But that was the only place her jailers felt they could put her.
AL-ARID, Egypt (AP) – A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species’ well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command.
Ahmed Ayman, a 14-year-old farmer living in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, discovered his donkey’s natural talent when she leapt over an irrigation canal one day, and decided to train her. “We got a very small barrier, and then would make it higher and higher each day,” he said.
Newlyweds Nada Merhi, 18, and Hassan Youssef, 27, had their wedding pictures taken in the war ravaged city of Homs in Syria on February 5, 2016. The photographer chose the location “to show that life is stronger than death.”
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito’s dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year’s debauchery.
But despite warnings to cover up and slather on repellent, the show went on as it always has, in just a sprinkling of sequins and a few puffs of feather. Pants, long-sleeve shirts and bug spray, they say, are antithetical to the hedonistic, out-of-control spirit of Carnival.
“We need joy,” said Angela Pessanha, a self-described “Carnival nut” and owner of a home furnishings store. “And Carnival is the easiest way of doling out a stiff dose of joy to everyone.”
KENANSVILLE — Some cowboys had selfie-sticks, and others posted regularly on Facebook while helping to herd more than 400 head of cattle more than 50 miles through central Florida.
Despite their efforts to re-create the life of Florida cowboys from the 19th century by wearing bonnets, suspenders and cowboy hats, and sleeping in sod fields at night, the more than 400 participants who took part in the once-in-a-decade cattle drive through the heart of Florida last week couldn’t help but allow for little bits of the 21st century to seep in.
Thirty years ago today the Challenger Space Shuttle rocketed into the sky aimed at history.
On board were six astronauts and a teacher, bound to prove that with training, any American could dream of helping explore beyond our world. But as the Challenger rocketed into the sky disaster struck. The moment of human achievement lasted 73 seconds before it became human tragedy.
That night, instead of giving the State of the Union Address, President Ronald Reagan spoke to a grieving nation. Several quotes from that speech have been echoed over the past three decades, but perhaps one that might best capture the spirit of the crew is this one: “The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”
The seven astronauts were Michael Smith, Dick Scobee, Judith Resnik, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Gregory Jarvis, and school teacher Christa McAuliffe.