5 New Ways Leaders Can Support Women During COVID-19

COVID-19 is a once-in-a-lifetime type of crisis, and there’s virtually no element of life that it hasn’t disrupted in some way. On the positive side of the pandemic, the virus can challenge us to abandon systems that were toxic or inefficient and to develop entirely new, sustainable, socially beneficial ways of living.

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But experts now understand based on COVID-19 data that the virus affects certain groups disproportionately, such as African Americans. And across a wide range of demographics, it’s also clear that there is a gender gap in terms of socioeconomic consequences of the pandemic. Consider the following:

  • A United Nations report asserted that women are feeling the financial influence of the disease more strongly, women’s disrupted access to health services can negatively influence wellbeing, unpaid care work has gone up, and violence against women is increasing as the pandemic forces them into lockdown
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In a Vast, Empty Swimming Pool, a Fashion Show

In the intervening years, Sunnei has been a rarity in Milan: a youthful, scrappy and successful upstart among the corporate leviathans that dominate Italian fashion. Rizzo, 32, and Messina, 31, lead a dozen team members, all in their twenties, who together create subversive, reimagined Italian tailoring — like this season’s long-lined, velcro-cuffed blazer and boxy, rose-colored neoprene trench coat — along with ’90s-inflected staples like cargo pants, button-up denim dresses and crop tops. Inspired by the coolly offbeat crew that surrounds the designers, the line avoids trends and instead creates clothes that feel like a uniform for a forward-looking subculture — while also continuing the Italian tradition of privileging exceptional construction and materials, from smooth gabardines to high-tech nylons and experimental wool knits. “This is still a very difficult period,” Rizzo acknowledged of hosting a live event, “but it’s an investment for our brand but also for our values, and

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New Third-Party Xbox Series X Controllers And Accessories Revealed

The Xbox Series X and S are slated to launch on November 10, and while Microsoft has new controllers on the way to accompany the next-gen consoles, some third-party peripheral makers are launching their own lines of accessories this holiday. Hori USA revealed its new line of controllers, headsets, and other accessories that work with Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

All of these products launch in November, and unfortunately, there are no preorder links available at the moment. If you’re interested in accessories you can buy right now, then check out our best Xbox controller guide. There are a lot of great options that you can use right now on Xbox One and PC, and they’re ready to go for Xbox Series X and S when they release this holiday.

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Wedding Venue’s Liquor License Suspended After Reception: Cuomo

BAITING HOLLOW, NY — Giorgio’s Baiting Hollow, a popular Long Island wedding venue, was one of 16 additional bars and restaurants that had their liquor licenses suspended statewide for “egregious” violations of coronavirus-related regulations, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Giorgio’s Catering, located at 100 Fox Hill Drive, had its license suspended on Saturday, a release from Cuomo said. On Friday, investigators with the state’s task force reported seeing 95 people at a wedding reception on the premises — nearly twice the legal limit, Cuomo said.

Half of the guests, the release said, were seen “standing and mingling inside the premises, while the other half were outside on a deck, standing, socializing, and drinking — most without facial coverings.”

Giorgio’s did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

So far, 217 businesses have had their liquor licenses suspended statewide; 1,161 charges have been filed and processed, Cuomo said.

Over the past

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Women’s Issues at UN: Still ‘Too Low Down on the Agenda’ | World News

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing women’s conference that produced a global roadmap for gender equality and a ringing rallying cry that became part of the event’s official declaration: “Women’s rights are human rights.”

The international community has “come a long way to ensure gender equality” since then, Hasina said, but “we need to strengthen our resolve and mutual cooperation.”

Hasina didn’t really have to say more to show that there was still a long way to go. She was one of nine women among the more than 180 presidents, premiers, monarchs and ministers who spoke at the planet’s top diplomatic meeting this year.

While the U.N. is preparing for a separate summit Thursday to mark the anniversary of the landmark female empowerment plan, women’s rights

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How Allbirds went from a Kickstarter campaign to $1.7 billion company

  • Sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has experienced massive growth since being founded by Joey Zwillinger and Tim Brown in 2016, with celebrities and Silicon Valley elites alike favoring the brand.
  • The company announced a new $100 million round of funding Friday, which increased its valuation to $1.7 billion from its previous $1.4 billion.
  • In just four years, the shoe-maker grew from a small operation making unconventional shoes into a fashion icon.
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Footwear unicorn Allbirds brought in $100 million in Series E funding led by Franklin Templeton, it said Monday.

That new round valued the company at $1.7 billion, up from its last valuation of $1.4 billion, the Wall Street Journal’s John Stoll reported.

The company’s famously comfy shoes have exploded in popularity since it was founded in 2016 by an ex-soccer player and a former biotech executive. The brand is known as a fashion

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Nasdaq Retakes the Line, My Tech-Centric Focus, Debate Watching, Mid-Cap Beauty

Want vs. need. Sometimes it can be as plain as day versus night.

We have all either raised or been an adolescent ourselves who “needs” this or that for the holidays based upon what is “cool” right now. We have all watched our favorite sports teams, “needing” a turnover, or a “double play.” Even though we know that this is just a game.

But sometimes the differences between wants and needs are less easily distinguishable. The line between what is dire necessity and truly just luxury becomes blurred. We hope and pray for a loved one to pull through not sure if it is best for them, keenly aware that we’ll do better with them existing on this side of the dirt. That’s as blurry as it gets.

Speaking broadly, I think almost all of us “want” what’s best for this nation, though over a “friendly” cup of coffee we

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‘Small Detour to the Wedding’

Patrick Mahomes and his fiancée Brittany Matthews are expecting their first child together, the personal trainer revealed on Instagram Tuesday.

Patrick Mahomes et al. sitting in a chair: Brittany Matthews/Instagram Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahomes

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Matthews shared two photos with the Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, in which she holds up a sonogram as Mahomes, 25, hugs her belly.

″Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding❤️,” Matthews wrote in the caption of the post.

Mahomes shared a close-up photo of the sonogram on his own Instagram, captioning the post with a red heart emoji.

The longtime couple — who have been dating since they were teenagers — got engaged earlier this month, when Mahomes popped the question following the Chiefs’ Super Bowl ring ceremony and one day after Matthews’ 25th birthday.

Patrick Mahomes et al. sitting in a chair: Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahomes

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Brittany Matthews and Patrick Mahomes

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes and Longtime Love Brittany Matthews Are Engaged

Both Mahomes and

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The Incredible Whiteness of the Museum Fashion Collection

In the small group of high-culture institutions that venerate the art of fashion, Black designers have been largely overlooked.

It would have been one of the most glamorous events of Paris Fashion Week.

On Oct. 1 the Palais Galliera, the Paris fashion museum, is scheduled to reopen after a two-year and almost $10 million renovation with the blockbuster exhibition “Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto,” the first Paris retrospective of the designer’s work (hard as that may be to believe). There would have been a big party. There would have been Champagne and much swanning around. There would have been a lot of Chanel and Chanel-adjacent celebrities.

Now, of course, the evening has been canceled because of the pandemic. The museum will reopen by appointment, and quietly.

Still, select guests will get to ooh and aah over the show, as well as the other major change in the space:

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An Irving couple celebrated their 50th anniversary with a $2M gift to a local hospital

For their 50th wedding anniversary, Chan and Surekha Patel decided to do something a little different to celebrate.

The Irving couple pledged $2 million to strengthen cardiovascular and surgical care at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Irving.

It is the single largest gift ever given by a donor to the Baylor Scott & White Irving Foundation, according to a news release from the center.

Chan’s commitment to heart health is personal. He has survived two major heart attacks, his first at age 37.

Cindy Schamp, president of Baylor Scott & White Irving, said in a statement the gift will be used to expand, improve and enhance cardiovascular care and surgical services. In recognition of the gift, the Patels’ names will be added to the hospital’s Medical Office Building One.

Chan Patel, an entrepreneur and hotelier, is the founder of the State Bank of Texas.

The couple has been

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