'Doomsday Clock' moves closer to midnight as nuclear threat rises The Doomsday Clock was created by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists to illustrate how close humanity has come to the end of the world /smart-living/environment/doomsday-clock-moves-closer-to-midnight-as-nuclear-threat-rises-111674621211948.html 111674621211948 storyThe clock moved its time in 2023 to 90 seconds to midnight. (Pexels/Tom Swinnen)Atomic scientists set the "Doomsday Clock" closer to midnight than ever before on Tuesday, saying threats of nuclear war, disease, and climate volatility have been exacerbated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, putting humanity at greater risk of annihilation. The new time reflects a world in which Russia's invasion of Ukraine has revived fears of nuclear war. "Russia's thinly veiled threats to use nuclear weapons remind the world that escalation of the conflict by accident, intention or miscalculation is a terrible risk. The clock had been set to 100 seconds to midnight since 2020, which was already the closest it had ever come to midnight.
Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci creative director The label has announced the in-house design team will take over the collections until a new creative director is named /fashion/trends/alessandro-michele-steps-down-as-gucci-creative-director-111669255694579.html 111669255694579 storyPresident-CEO of Gucci Marco Bizzarri (right) and Italian fashion designer, creative director of Gucci, Alessandro Michele at the 79th Venice International Film Festival in September (AFP)Alessandro Michele is leaving his role as creative director of the Gucci, the fashion house announced Wednesday, bringing an end to an eight-year tenure that sharply redefined Gucci’s codes with romanticism and gender-fluidity, all the while powering revenues for the Kering parent. Michele was appointed creative director in January 2015, just days after he led a creative team that pulled together a menswear show in just five days, following the hasty exit of his predecessor. Michele joined Gucci in 2002, becoming an associate to the creative director in May 2011. In 2014, he was named creative director of the Richard Ginori porcelain brand, owned by Gucci. Gucci said the in-house design team would take over the collections until a new creative director is named.2 months ago Mint Lounge
How the World Cup in Qatar refined sportswashing into a fine art The Fifa World Cup 2022 will be remembered for the way that Qatar successfully completed a sportswashing project a decade in the making /news/talking-point/how-the-world-cup-in-qatar-refined-sportswashing-into-a-fine-art-111671720184378.html 111671720184378 storySince it was declared the host in 2010, Qatar has spent $220 billion to stage the Fifa World Cup. Currently, Neymar is paid a salary of about €4 million, Messi €3.375 million and Mbappé €6 million a month. This is why they hedged all bets and ensured that the three global superstars most likely to win the World Cup all play for PSG. This game will go down in history as the greatest World Cup final ever. The World Cup was just sportswashing refined into a fine art.1 month ago Mint Lounge
Boxloads of wooden camels, plates with pictures of Qatar's skyscrapers, gold necklaces, football hats and scarves arrive every day in Doha's Souq Waqif market, where traders eagerly await World Cup fans. Also read: A food guide to Doha for the World CupCrowds are already growing as a World Cup buzz mounts. Press reports said stores will be allowed to open 24 hours a day during the World Cup. Qatar wants to use the World Cup to bolster a campaign to increase visitor numbers from 1.5 million a year to six million by 2030. "The World Cup will just amplify and maximise the changing perception that people may currently have about Doha and Qatar."3 months ago Mint Lounge
That’s the revenue analysts at RBC estimate his Yeezy label generated for Adidas in 2021, amounting to 45% of the corporation’s net profit. Also read: Coming soon: Adidas Yeezy shoes without the YeAdidas has stressed that it is the sole owner of all Yeezy designs. Puma shares have outperformed Adidas by about 62% on a total return basis in the nine years since Gulden signed on. Puma, formerly controlled by Gucci owner Kering SA, has remained a fashion-forward sportswear company. And he doesn’t come to Adidas as a stranger: He worked for the company for seven years in the 1990s.2 months ago Mint Lounge
The best of CES 2023: innovations that stood out Some of the best products from CES 2023 include innovative TWS earbuds, a Flex Hybrid display, lipstick with a high-tech twist and more /smart-living/innovation/the-best-of-ces-2023-innovations-that-stood-out-111673337042769.html 111673337042769 storyCES (formerly known as the Consumer Electronics Show), came alive in 2023. It’s now time to bring you the best of the best (in no particular order, and not sorted by any category). A Volkswagen ID.7 electric sedan is displayed during CES 2023. Let me introduce you to one of the best, if not the best product of CES: the Yoga Book 9i. Sahil Bhalla is a Delhi-based journalistAlso read: CES 2023: Green tech fights for limelight at gadget fest24 days ago Mint Lounge
One finding that’s not a surprise, is that people who were the healthiest and loved the longest took care of their physical health. Areas that promote some common activity that facilitates this bonding (barbecue pits, coffee machines, community events, etc). One more reason this communal help in bringing up children's world is because there are more eyes on the child. When you go home, and you have someone you can talk to, you can feel your body calm down. We think that one of the best ways that relationships keep us healthier is by helping our bodies return to equilibrium.3 months ago Mint Lounge
Price: ₹990 for three bottles, 220g eachTo order: Visit boombay.inSEASONAL FLAIRThe Diwali hamper by Vanika Choudhary. Mumbai-based Vanika Choudhary, founder of Noon restaurant and Sequel café, has a luxury Diwali hamper celebrating seasonal and indigenous produce. This set comes with a serving ladle, a scraper ladle, a frying ladle, a serving spoon and a ladle hanger. Price: ₹4,971 (Delhi) and ₹5,990 (Mumbai)HELLO, VINODiwali wine hamper by WIne Park. Price: Starts from ₹2,990To order: Visit thewinepark.comFROM A MIGRANT KITCHENSweet treats from Khanapados.3 months ago Mint Lounge