women

New York City Ballet Dropped From a Woman’s Photo-Sharing Lawsuit

Two years after a photo-sharing scandal involving explicit images rocked New York City Ballet, a judge has dismissed most of the legal claims made by the woman whose lawsuit started it all.

The woman, Alexandra Waterbury, had sued her ex-boyfriend, Chase Finlay, saying that he had sent sexually explicit photos and short videos of her, taken without her knowledge, to others affiliated with the company. Because Mr. Finlay had been a principal dancer at City Ballet, Ms. Waterbury also sued the company, as well as its affiliated academy, the School of American Ballet, which she had attended from 2013 to 2016.

Also listed as defendants in the lawsuit were two other principal dancers, Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro, who were not accused of sharing sexually explicit images of Ms. Waterbury but of other women affiliated with the company or school.

In a decision released late Friday night, Judge James Edward

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style

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Deny Kardashian-Style Netflix Reality Show

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have denied claims they agreed to a fly-on-the-wall Netflix reality series after comparisons to Kim Kardashian.



a close up of Meghan Markle: Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, England, on October 12, 2018. The couple have sent Princess Eugenie their well wishes after news she is expecting her first baby.


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Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England, on October 12, 2018. The couple have sent Princess Eugenie their well wishes after news she is expecting her first baby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed they have not agreed to let camera crews follow them around in their day-to-day lives.

A spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess are not taking part in any reality shows.”

It follows claims in the British press that their mega Netflix deal, valued at an estimated $150 million, included a behind-the-scenes portrait of the couple.

British newspaper The Sun quoted an unnamed source saying the online streaming platform wanted “their pound of flesh.”

The newspaper

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2020 Sanderson Farms Championship odds: Surprising PGA picks, predictions from model that nailed six majors

The Sanderson Farms Championship, which is being played at the par-72 Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Miss., has produced some of the lowest scores on the PGA Tour in recent years. In fact, the past five winners of this event have finished at 18-under par or better. That could be the number to beat as the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship tees off on Thursday, marking the seventh time the Country Club of Jackson will host this early season PGA Tour event. The 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship field includes past winners of this event who are fetching long odds this week, such as Nick Taylor (80-1), Ryan Armour (200-1) and Bill Haas (300-1). 

The 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship odds from William Hill list Scottie Scheffler, who’s coming off a fifth-place finish at the Tour Championship, as the favorite at 10-1. He’s followed by Louis Oosthuizen (14-1), Sungjae Im (16-1) and

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fashion

Black designers celebrated at Milan fashion week

MILAN (Reuters) – Black designers presented collections at Milan’s fashion week in a show aimed at raising awareness of the lack of diversity in the industry.

The five designers are part of the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion group, a name inspired by the international movement leading worldwide protests against racial injustice.

The “We are Made in Italy” digital event was filmed in Milan’s grand Palazzo Clerici and hosted the spring/summer 2021 collections of Fabiola Manirakiza, Mokodu Fall, Claudia Gisele Ntsama, Karim Daoudi and Joy Meribe.

The event was one of the virtual shows of the first fashion week since the coronavirus pandemic.

The five designers were mentored by Italian-Haitian Stella Jean, the only Black member of the Italian fashion council, who is campaigning against racism in the industry.

“Made in Italy was represented around the world as being a white concept, now it is no longer like this.

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beauty

Lytle’s Beauty College in Santa Rosa struggles to survive during classroom closure for coronavirus safety

Economic downturns have often been kinder to Kathy Lytle’s beauty college than to other lines of work.

Job loss can lead people to consider new careers, and a certification to cut hair or work in a nail salon or day spa is a popular choice.

“Generally, when the economy was low, the industry does better,” said Lytle, who for 28 years has owned Lytle’s Beauty College in the Wikiup area north of Santa Rosa. “People want to be retrained.”

It’s a different story, though, when the recession is caused by a pandemic that has not only forced millions of Americans into unemployment, but also shuttered the beauty school’s classrooms for more than six months. Lytle’s decision to suspend online classes and shut down entirely last month has stalled the career paths of its 79 students, leaving them unable to make progress toward their cosmetology and esthetician certifications.

If the school

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accesories

New Gravel Bike Accessories for a Smoother Ride

With temperatures dropping around the country, gravel-riding season is upon us. Here are some of our top accessory picks for making your unpaved road rides a little more comfortable. 

Wahoo Elemnt Roam Cycling Computer ($380)

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Best for: Epic Adventures on Unknown Roads

There are dozens of cycling computers on the market, but the Roam should be on every gravel grinder’s short list. Like all of Wahoo’s cycling computers, the companion app makes it painless to upload routes from third-party sites like RideWithGPS and Strava. The Roam offers turn-by-turn navigation and will even route you back on track if you decide to take a detour to a scenic overlook or coffeeshop. If you’re really into data, the Roam easily syncs with power meters, heart rate monitors, and other sensors to provide mountains of information for post-ride analysis. The two features we came to appreciate most were the

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shopping

Dyson air purifier recommendations and shopping guide 2020

We’ve noticed increasing interest recently in air purifiers, perhaps due to recent events like the west coast wildfires or ongoing response to Covid-19. To that end, we’ve shared some of the best air purifiers that ship within a matter of days. And with the coming winter and the continued at-home normal, air quality might be top of mind regardless. Since Dyson, a British company known for its vacuums, futuristic-looking blow dryer and cordless flat iron — not to mention its keen eye for design — is so popular among readers, we rounded up the brand’s top-rated air purifiers to give you an idea of the vast array of products they build specifically to purify air. You’ll find Dyson products from Best Buy, Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s and, of course, from Dyson directly.

Currently, Dyson offers four types of air purifiers, each one sporting air purification features as well as

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wedding

NYC sheriffs busts wedding with nearly 300 guests

New York City sheriffs broke up an indoor wedding reception with nearly 300 people in Queens late Friday evening, officials said.

Just before midnight, deputies were tipped off by an anonymous complaint about social distancing violations at catering hall Royal Elite Palace, where authorities found “large groups of people entering the location,” officials told NBC New York.

Upon arrival, deputies found 284 guests inside the venue violating state and city coronavirus restrictions, the NYC sheriff’s office said in a tweet.

The wedding had live music and served food and alcohol without following social distancing guidelines, according to NBC New York.

Videos and photos posted to social media

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clothing

Used-Clothing Platform Poshmark Says It Filed to Go Public

(Bloomberg) — Poshmark Inc., an online resale marketplace for second-hand clothing, said it has filed confidentially for an initial public offering.



Poshmark logo seen displayed on a smartphone.


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Poshmark logo seen displayed on a smartphone.

The number of shares and the price range for the IPO haven’t been determined, Poshmark said in a statement Friday.

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The Redwood City, California-based company had put off a potential IPO to focus on boosting sales and improving its execution, people familiar with the matter said last September.

Founded by Chief Executive Officer Manish Chandra, Poshmark provides a marketplace to buy and sell high-end clothing. The company’s website lets shoppers exchange comments on products, putting Poshmark at the forefront of the online shopping trend known as “social commerce.”

The company announced in February 2019 that tennis champion Serena Williams was joining its board. The following June, it said it was expanding its

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women

Brigham and Women’s Latest to Battle In-House COVID Outbreak

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19 among patients and staff, which the facility blames partly on lapses in infection control practices by employees.

The hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching facility, reported on September 26 that 23 employees and 11 patients tested positive as a result of exposure within the hospital. The outbreak was first detected on September 22, and cases have risen with increased testing. The hospital said it had tested 400 employees and 54 patients as of September 26.

Brigham and Women’s is not alone in trying to keep COVID-19 from rearing its head within its walls. Hospitals and health departments reported an outbreak in late August in Washington and in early September at a hospital in Connecticut.

The Boston Globe reported in late September that Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth and New England Baptist Hospital both had recent outbreaks at their facilities,

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