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Arts Council for Wyoming County hosting online shopping extravaganza in place of art show

The county is unable to host the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale for the first time in 45 years because of COVID-19.

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. — For the first time in 45 years, a Wyoming County art show won’t be able to take place because of COVID-19 concerns. 

In place of the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale, the county is hosting an online shopping extravaganza during Columbus Day Weekend. The event, taking place October 10-12, will have over 90 online shops to browse. The goal for the virtual shopping spree is to bring the arts show into people’s homes. 

“It was important to offer an opportunity for both the artisans to leverage some income on the special weekend and the public to lend their financial support by participating in this alternative annual fall, fun shopping event,” said Executive Director Jacqueline Swaby. “it was important to offer

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fashion

The Black In Fashion Council & Fred Segal Teamed Up To Support Emerging Designers

In June, Teen Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief Lindsay Peoples Wagner and founder of Sandrine Charles Consulting Sandrine Charles, created the Black In Fashion Council, an organization designed to hold the fashion industry accountable for the commitments they made earlier in the year in regard to diversifying their workplaces and uplifting Black talent. On Thursday, the organization announced a partnership with Los Angeles retailer Fred Segal to further amplify its mission. As part of the partnership, the Black In Fashion Council and Fred Segal launched the Season Zero design contest, which gives early-stage designers the opportunity to acquire not only funding to build their brands, but also mentorship from both BIFC and Fred Segal and retail space at Fred Segal’s West Hollywood flagship store. In the press release, Charles said, “Fred Segal was one of the first brands to not only join the Black in Fashion Council, but also pinpoint areas of

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The Black in Fashion Council Signs 70 Brands to Its Pledge to Make the Industry More Inclusive

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Lindsey Graham on Spreading Potential Russian Disinformation: It Doesn’t Matter If It’s True

Former Hillary Clinton aides, ex-intelligence officials and Senate Democrats are accusing Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe of laundering Russian disinformation before an election after Ratcliffe suggested Clinton attempted to manufacture a scandal about Russian interference in the 2016 election on behalf of President Trump.On Tuesday, Ratcliffe, a loyalist whom Trump placed atop U.S. intelligence in the spring, sent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) a letter claiming that in late July 2016, U.S. intelligence acquired “insight” into a Russian intelligence analysis. That analysis, Ratcliffe summarized in his letter, claimed that Clinton had a plan to attack Trump by tying him to the 2016 hack of the Democratic National Committee. Trump, in late July 2016, had publicly called for Russia to purloin Clinton’s emails. And both U.S. intelligence and former special counsel Robert Mueller have since

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fashion

Fred Segal Partners With Black in Fashion Council to Launch Season Zero Design Contest

The inaugural design competition will support emerging designers and artisans within the creative and fashion industries

Fred Segal, the iconic Los Angeles based experiential retailer, is teaming up with the Black in Fashion Council, an organization dedicated to securing the advancement of Black people within the industry, to launch the Season Zero design contest. The annual competition will begin accepting submissions on Oct. 1, and is open nationwide to early stage designers and artisans in an effort to provide a platform for unestablished members of the fashion and creative industries.

The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash reward, a coveted pop-up showcasing the designer’s work at Fred Segal’s flagship location in West Hollywood for the Spring 2021 season and a prestigious mentorship opportunity with Fred Segal and the Black in Fashion Council. The contest will also recognize the second and third place runner ups, who will each receive

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Like US Supreme Court, few women in India’s courts, bar council



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It is 2020, and India has never seen a woman become chief justice.

This fact is only more poignant in the light of US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sept. 18. As the second female justice in the highest US court, her life and work have been inspirational to countless women in the country and elsewhere. In India, though, the idea of a gender-balanced judiciary is far from becoming reality.

Not only has no woman ever been chief justice of the Indian supreme court, the representation of women across different courts and judicial bodies is also abysmally low, according to data collected by Smashboard, a New Delhi- and Paris-based non-profit that focuses on fighting sexism.

These are by no means the first voices to be raised against rampant sexism in Indian courts.

Sexism through the ranks

In March 2019, attorney general

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