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Indian jewelry brand removes ad on Hindu-Muslim unity after public backlash | News | DW

On Tuesday, Tanishq, one of India’s top jewelry brands, removed a short advertisement film which was released as part of its “Ekatvam” (Oneness) campaign, after a public backlash.

The ad showed a Muslim family organizing a baby shower ceremony for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law.

In a statement, the brand, which is owned by the Tata Group, one of India’s largest conglomerates, said that it withdrew the ad “keeping in mind the hurt sentiments and well being of our employees, partners and store staff.”

Tanishq didn’t reveal whether its employees had received threats following the release of the ad.

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Tanishq buckles under criticism

Tanishq was trolled on social media after the ad’s release and accused of “promoting” inter-faith marriages.

Several users trended the hashtag #BoycottTanishq on Twitter and accused the brand of promoting “love jihad”, a campaign that accuses

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Worcester Public Schools plan to transition to hybrid model next month, but most students expected to return to classrooms in third quarter

The Worcester Public Schools has released an outline of its plan to transition into a hybrid learning model next month, though most students are not slated to return to classrooms until next year.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Worcester students are currently learning remotely as New England’s second-largest city works to combat the spread of the virus and as HVAC upgrades are needed in school buildings. When the second term of the school year starts Nov. 16, students who need the most assistance are slated to start returning to school buildings during the week.

However, thousands of students are not expected to return until next year, during the third quarter of the school year, according to the district’s transition plan.

The transition plan notes that start dates could be affected by coronavirus in the community, any changes in state guidance and the readiness of school buildings. The city is working

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Billie Eilish spotted in casual clothing in rare public outing

She’s known for her trademark designer baggy clothing, but Billie Eilish has been seen cutting an unusually casual figure.

The 18-year-old multi Grammy award winner, who is rarely papped in public, was photographed running errands in Los Angeles wearing a tan singlet, shorts, Gucci socks and Yeezy sandals.

The Bad Guy singer was not wearing any make-up as she styled her green hair in a high bun.

Eilish is one of the most celebrated musicians in the world right now, thanks to the astounding success of her debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? – which won the ‘big four’ Grammy Awards earlier this year.

RELATED: Inside tiny home Billie Eilish still shares with her parents

But she’s also well known for her outlandish red carpet fashion, often dripping in extravagant Gucci and Chanel ensembles.

And while her army of fans admire Eilish’s fashion sense, the

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$240M gift to Maine university system the largest ever given to New England public educational institution

The University of Maine System said Wednesday it will receive $240 million from the state’s largest philanthropy, making the public university system the recipient of the largest investment ever made in a public educational institution in New England.

The $240 million gift is the largest one out of $500 million the Harold Alfond Foundation pledged on Tuesday to a variety of higher education and research institutions around the state as part of a long-term initiative to create future jobs and improve Maine people’s skills.

The investment over 12 years will allow the University of Maine System to establish a $75 million College of Engineering, Computing and Information Science that serves multiple campuses in the university system. It will pay for new undergraduate engineering programs at the University of Southern Maine, improvements to the engineering education infrastructure at the University of Maine in Orono and graduate engineering programs offered by USM

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$240 million gift to UMaine System ranks among largest ever to public institutes of higher ed

A $240 million gift to the University of Maine System is among the largest ever gifts to public institutes of higher education and will be used to invest in new facilities, scholarships and athletics over the next 12 years.

The funding is part of a $500 million investment announced by the Harold Alfond Foundation Tuesday that will provide grants of between $5 million and $240 million to expand science and technology education and workforce skills around Maine. The grants are the largest set of commitments the philanthropic organization has made in its 70-year history.

About half of the total Alfond donation will go to the U Maine System, which announced more details Wednesday on how the money will be spent. The gift is the 8th largest gift ever to a U.S. institute of public higher education and the largest ever in New England, according to a news release from the

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Danbury Public Schools To Reopen With Hybrid Model

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Now Kayleigh McEnany Has COVID, Making It 11 From Rose Garden Ceremony

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and two of her staffers have tested positive for COVID-19, just days after the president revealed a similar diagnosis. McEnany said she has tested positive “while experiencing no symptoms.” McEnany, who is the 11th official in a growing list of Trumpworld figures to test positive for the highly contagious virus after attending an event at the Rose Garden last Saturday, most recently interacted with reporters on Sunday evening—and was maskless. Multiple news outlets also reported that at least two other members of the White House press shop—Chad Gilmartin and Karoline Leavitt—have tested positive.“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit,” she said in the statement. “As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to

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Baylor University Recognizes Gift by Ed and Denise Crenshaw, Names Hankamer School of Business Deanship in Honor | Media and Public Relations

The William E. Crenshaw Dean of the Hankamer School of Business recognizes lifetime of philanthropy by Florida couple

Contact: Lori Fogleman, Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710-6275
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WACO, Texas (September 30, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the deanship at the Hankamer School of Business to honor William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, for their support of the Give Light Campaign and the University’s Hankamer School of Business. The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean within the Hankamer School of Business was funded through a portion of the recently announced $5 million gift from the Crenshaws. The new fund will provide endowment support for the initiatives, programs and projects essential to the School’s dean in executing their vision for Baylor Business and the mission of the School.

“The Crenshaw name has become synonymous with support for

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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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P.E.I. gift cards in high demand on 1st day of sales to public

 A P.E.I. gift card program desgined to support the Island tourism industry had a successful first day Monday, with some retailers reporting that they had sold up to 40 per cent of their stock before noon. 

“It’s the first day of a two-year program. It’s going very well,” said Kent Thompson, the director of finance and food tourism at Food Island Partnership.

“Our first 5,000 cards went on sale this morning and we are hearing from retailers that as much as 30 to 40 per cent of stock got sold this morning.”

The province initially announced $500,000 in funding for the Canada Food Island Gift Card program, launched back in August as the toll COVID-19 was taking on the tourism industry became increasingly apparent. Even the launch of the Atlantic bubble in early July hadn’t been enough to save the 2020 season. 

Originally, the plan was to have everything kick

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