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Our Fashion addicted Lisa is responsible for the Entertainment category. She likes to be on top of all the news about celebrities and events related to them.

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Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for coronavirus while in prison, according to Michael Powers, president of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association.

The former Hollywood producer is now in isolation.

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape and assault last month and sentenced to 23 years in prison.

His lawyers have vowed to appeal against his conviction.

Harvey Weinstein is being held at Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo in upstate New York. Two prisoners at the facility tested positive for the virus on March 22, an officer who did not wish to give his name told Reuters.

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Michael Powers told Reuters that several members of staff had been quarantined. He expressed concern for corrections officers who he claims lack proper protective equipment.

A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein said his legal team had not been informed of the coronavirus diagnosis.

Imran Ansari said: “Given Mr. Weinstein’s state of health, we are of course concerned, if this is the case, and we are vigilantly monitoring the situation.”

Before arriving at Wende, Harvey Weinstein had spent time at Rikers Island, a prison in New York City and a hospital where he was treated for heart problems and chest pains.

The former Hollywood mogul was found guilty of committing a first-degree criminal sexual act against production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006 and of the third-degree rape of aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

New York jurors acquitted him of the most serious charges, of predatory sexual assault, which could have seen him given an even longer jail term.

Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of misconduct, including rape, against Harvey Weinstein since October 2017.

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Business casual can be a confusing term, as it will tend to vary from one workplace to another. Ultimately though, as the savvy and style-conscious employee you are, erring on the side of business over casual is the way to go. Following are four items and accessories that highlight your professionalism while also leaving you looking cool and feeling comfortable for the day’s work ahead.

1. Pants – Wool, Khakis, and Denim

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For men, pants are essential for the business casual wardrobe. It may sound obvious, but yours truly showed up to my first ever job interview wearing a pair of shorts. I ended up getting the job, but the hiring manager informed me “don’t ever wear shorts to a job interview again.” Lesson learned.

When it comes to pants, wool and khaki are generally a good choice for business casual workplaces. Wool pants come in a variety of colors and styles, and they can really button down the professional end of the business casual look. Khakis are more on the casual side but are still generally considered a go-to in business casual workplace environments. Jeans, on the other hand, lie on the cusp between business casual and plain old casual. If you are going to wear jeans, go with dark wash and save the “distressed look” (store-bought or naturally acquired) for the weekends.

2. Button-Down Shirts

A button-down shirt will get you by in just about any workplace, but not all button-down shirts are created equal. Stay away from patterns that are too loud or designs that are overly trendy. Instead, stick with classic colors such as white or light blue, in either solid or subtle patterns. You can get away with other colors, but don’t go too big. Think light green or lavender. Keep in mind that your goal is to look professional, not necessarily to make a bold fashion statement.

3. To Tie or Not to Tie

One of the perceived benefits of the business casual wardrobe is the fact that you aren’t required to wear a tie. This doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate the tie into your more casual outfits to lend them a more professional look. For example, if your workplace allows jeans as part of your business casual wardrobe, combining a neat pair of dark-washed jeans with a sharp button-down shirt and tie, and adding a pullover sweater, can create a sophisticated, professional looking style.

4. Getting the Right Fit and Style

All the style elements in the world won’t create a sophisticated look if your clothing doesn’t fit properly. Working with a stylist can save you a ton of time putting together your wardrobe, and there are a number of websites that feature articles on seasonal and regional styles. Once a stylist understands your fashion sense and knows your measurements, they can put together new outfits for you with ease, and they can field questions you might have about the best way to rock a given look.

Putting together the right wardrobe might seem like a hassle, but once you’ve got it dialed in, understanding how to dress business casual for work will help you feel more professional, comfortable, and ready to dive in to the day’s work ahead.

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Tom Hanks has revealed that he and wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the new coronavirus in Australia.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, both 63, sought medical advice after experiencing the symptoms of a cold in Queensland, the actor wrote on Instagram.

The Hollywood star and his wife are now isolated in stable condition at an Australian hospital, officials said.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson were on the Gold Coast as the actor made a film about Elvis Presley.

Their diagnosis came shortly after the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic.

Tom Hanks wrote on Instagram: “We felt a bit tired, like we had colds, and some body aches. Rita had some chills that came and went. Slight fevers too.

“To play things right, as is needed in the world right now, we were tested for the coronavirus, and were found to be positive.”

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Tom Hanks, whose films include Forrest Gump and Saving Private Ryan, said he and his wife would keep the world “posted and updated”.

“We Hanks’ will be tested, observed, and isolated for as long as public health and safety requires. Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no?”

In 2013, Tom Hanks revealed he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the more common form.

Work on Tom Hanks’ latest, untitled movie has been temporarily suspended.

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said: “All the people who were on set have gone home and self-quarantined.”

The studio behind the film, Warner Bros, said it was “working closely with the appropriate Australian health agencies to identify and contact anyone” who may have come into direct contact with Tom Hanks.

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Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and assault.

The disgraced Hollywood producer was found guilty in a trial in New York last month.

Hervey Weinstein, 67, appeared in court on March 11 in a wheelchair.

The producer’s lawyers had appealed for leniency, saying even the minimum sentence of five years could be a “life sentence”.

However, prosecutors argued Harvey Weinstein should be given the maximum possible sentence given his “lifetime of abuse” towards women and “lack of remorse” for his actions.

Harvey Weinstein addressed the court for the first time on March 11, saying he had “deep remorse” but described him and other men as “totally confused” by events in comments seen as critical to the #MeToo movement.

Dozens of women have come forward with allegations of misconduct, including rape, against Harvey Weinstein since October 2017.

He has consistently denied wrongdoing and these were the first charges to make it to trial.

Harvey Weinstein still faces further criminal charges, for rape and assault, in Los Angeles.

His lawyers have vowed to appeal against his conviction.

Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of committing a first-degree criminal sexual act against production assistant Miriam Haley in 2006 and of the third-degree rape of aspiring actress Jessica Mann in 2013.

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New York jurors acquitted Weinstein of the most serious charges, of predatory sexual assault, which could have seen him given an even longer jail term.

All six women who testified against him during his trial sat together as he was sentenced and told to register as a sex offender.

The two women he was convicted of assaulting both read out victim impact statements in court.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. thanked the court for the tough sentence, saying it put “predators and abusive partners” elsewhere in society “on notice”.

Speaking outside court, Gloria Allred, who represents three of the accusers, held up a sign with the words: “This is what justice looks like.”

“For all those who are still preying on women, who want to engage in the high risk-taking of harming women and thinking you’ll get away with it, that gamble is likely not to pay off for you anymore,” she added.

“And if you’re a high-profile figure, don’t expect anything but equal justice.”

The US Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) praised the significant prison term Harvey Weinstein was given.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are due to make their final public appearance as working members of the Royal Family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join Queen Elizabeth II and other royals at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 9.

The royal couple has been carrying out a series of public appearances in the UK before stepping back as working royals.

From March 31, Prince Harry and Meghan will stop using their HRH titles and receiving public money.

They will gather with the Queen – who is head of the Commonwealth – the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince William and Kate Middleton in the central London cathedral.

It will be the first time Prince Harry and Meghan have appeared with other members of the Royal Family since announcing their intention to “step back” as senior royals in January.

After the service, they are expected to return to their current base in Canada, where their son, Archie, has remained during the UK trip.

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The couple are to begin their new life of personal independence, pursuing private commercial deals and charity projects.

Prince Harry and Meghan will retain use of Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, and aides have said they will be in the UK regularly.

They will still attend some royal events but these will not be classed as official duties.

The new arrangements will be reviewed next year.

Prince Harry and Meghan have conducted a farewell tour of the UK with several appearances including the Endeavour Fund Awards and a military musical festival at the Royal Albert Hall.

Meghan Markle made a surprise visit to a school in Dagenham, east London, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry joined Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton to visit a new motor racing museum at the Silverstone Circuit.

In stepping down as working royals, Prince Harry will relinquish his role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador.

However, the duke will remain president of the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Meghan will still be the Trust’s vice-president.

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Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted in New York City of third-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act.

The 67-year-old was cleared of the most serious count of predatory sexual assault. He faces up to 25 years in prison.

Harvey Weinstein still faces charges in Los Angeles of assaulting two women in 2013.

At least 80 women had accused him of misconduct stretching back decades, including actresses Gwyneth Paltrow, Uma Thurman and Salma Hayek.

The allegations were at the center of the #MeToo movement that inspired women to go public with misconduct allegations against powerful men.

Haevey Weinstein once enjoyed phenomenal success with Oscar winners such Pulp Fiction, Good Will Hunting, The King’s Speech and Shakespeare in Love.

The jury of seven men and five women reached their verdict on February 24, the fifth day of deliberations.

Harvey Weinstein – who denied all charges – was convicted of assaulting former production assistant Mimi Haleyi in 2006 and raping Jessica Mann, a former aspiring actress, in 2013. The judge ordered him sent to jail immediately.

However, the jury acquitted him on two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carried a potential life sentence, and first-degree rape of Jessica Mann.

In the minutes after the verdict, Harvey Weinstein showed no emotion as he talked to his lead lawyer Donna Rotunno. He will be sentenced on March 11.

The third-degree rape charge in New York is defined as engaging in intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent, or under age 17, or who has not given consent for a reason other than the inability to consent.

Prosecutors portrayed Harvey Weinstein as a serial predator who used his position of power in Hollywood to manipulate and attack women.

The defense team said intercourse between Harvey Weinstein and the accusers was consensual, and that the accusers used the relations to advance their careers. The allegations amounted to “regret renamed as rape”, the defense said. Two of the accusers kept in contact with Harvey Weinstein and had intimate relations with him after the alleged attacks, they pointed out.

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Mimi Haleyi, who had worked on one of Harvey Weinstein’s TV productions, said she was assaulted by the producer after he invited her to his Lower Manhattan home.

Jessica Mann said that she found herself in an “extremely degrading” relationship with him that did not involve intercourse until he raped her in a New York City hotel room in 2013.

She said he was a “Jekyll and Hyde” figure who could be charming in public but showed his dark side when they were alone.

Another one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers, actress Annabella Sciorra, told jurors he raped her in her apartment one night in the mid-1990s.

Her allegation was too old to be charged as a separate crime, but prosecutors used it in an attempt to demonstrate that the accused was a repeat offender.

Following the verdict, Annabella Sciorra said: “I spoke for myself and with the strength of the 80-plus victims of Harvey Weinstein in my heart.”

Three other also women testified they were lured to apparent work meetings with Harvey Weinstein, then assaulted.

Donna Rotunno told reporters outside the courthouse: “The fight is not over…Harvey is unbelievably strong. He took it like a man and he knows we will continue to fight for him and he knows that this is not over.”

The lawyer said her client was disappointed, but “mentally tough”.

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The judge in the Harvey Weinstein trial has warned the lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, not to talk to the press, after she penned an opinion piece on February 15.

Writing in Newsweek, Donna Rotunno called on jurors to “do what they know is right”.

However, Donna Rotunno told Justice James Burke the piece was not intended to address the jury directly.

The row came before the jury of seven men and five women were sent away to try to reach a verdict.

The jury has now finished the deliberations for the day, after asking for clarification of legal terms and for plans of the apartment where one of the alleged assaults took place.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to assaulting former production assistant Mimi (Miriam) Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann.

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Only two of the accusers’ cases, those of Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann, have led to individual criminal charges in New York, but the testimony of others is being used as supporting evidence.

Judge James Burke instructed jurors on February 18 before they retired to consider their verdict.

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As the court session opened, prosecutors asked the judge to instruct jurors to ignore the Newsweek piece as it was “100% inappropriate”.

The judge refused the prosecutors’ request, but restated a ban he imposed at the beginning of the trial on both defense and prosecution from giving media interviews.

He told Donna Rotunno: “I would caution you about the tentacles of your public relations juggernaut.”

She responded: “This is an op-ed about the jury system as a whole, about the criminal justice system as a whole.”

In the Newsweek piece, Donna Rotunno accused her opponents of trying to influence the trial.

She wrote: “The mocking of Mr. Weinstein’s walker, the unflattering courtroom-artist sketches of his body, the countless critical op-eds and biased stories, and the convenient timing of the politically-motivated charges in Los Angeles were all designed to pre-determine his guilt.”

Adding: “I implore the members of this jury to do what they know is right and was expected of them from the moment they were called upon to serve their civic duty in a court of law.”

However, Judge Burke asked the defense: “You don’t think addressing the jury in the first person isn’t problematic?”

Prosecutors have argued Harvey Weinstein was a “seasoned” predator who preyed on aspiring young actresses.

The 67-year-old’s defense team said his actions were consensual, including in one “loving” relationship. They also said prosecutors had failed to present any forensic evidence or eyewitness accounts.

Harvey Weinstein denies five charges, including rape and assault, relating to two accusers. The jury must reach unanimous verdicts on each count.

The Hollywood mogul, who never took the stand during the trial, could face life behind bars if convicted.

Once one of Hollywood’s most decorated and lauded producers, Harvey Weinstein has been accused of misconduct by more than 80 women.

However, few of the

The judge in the Harvey Weinstein trial has warned the lead defense lawyer, Donna Rotunno, not to talk to the press, after she penned an opinion piece on February 15.

Writing in Newsweek, Donna Rotunno called on jurors to “do what they know is right”.

However, Donna Rotunno told Justice James Burke the piece was not intended to address the jury directly.

The row came before the jury of seven men and five women were sent away to try to reach a verdict.

The jury has now finished the deliberations for the day, after asking for clarification of legal terms and for plans of the apartment where one of the alleged assaults took place.

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to assaulting former production assistant Mimi (Miriam) Haleyi and raping former actress Jessica Mann.

The trial began in New York in January.

Accusations of misconduct against Harvey Weinstein by dozens of women helped drive the #MeToo movement.

Only two of the accusers’ cases, those of Mimi Haleyi and Jessica Mann, have led to individual criminal charges in New York, but the testimony of others is being used as supporting evidence.

Judge James Burke instructed jurors on February 18 before they retired to consider their verdict.

As the court session opened, prosecutors asked the judge to instruct jurors to ignore the Newsweek piece as it was “100% inappropriate”.

The judge refused the prosecutors’ request, but restated a ban he imposed at the beginning of the trial on both defense and prosecution from giving media interviews.

He told Donna Rotunno: “I would caution you about the tentacles of your public relations juggernaut.”

She responded: “This is an op-ed about the jury system as a whole, about the criminal justice system as a whole.”

In the Newsweek piece, Donna Rotunno accused her opponents of trying to influence the trial.

She wrote: “The mocking of Mr. Weinstein’s walker, the unflattering courtroom-artist sketches of his body, the countless critical op-eds and biased stories, and the convenient timing of the politically-motivated charges in Los Angeles were all designed to pre-determine his guilt.”

Adding: “I implore the members of this jury to do what they know is right and was expected of them from the moment they were called upon to serve their civic duty in a court of law.”

However, Judge Burke asked the defense: “You don’t think addressing the jury in the first person isn’t problematic?”

Prosecutors have argued Harvey Weinstein was a “seasoned” predator who preyed on aspiring young actresses.

The 67-year-old’s defense team said his actions were consensual, including in one “loving” relationship. They also said prosecutors had failed to present any forensic evidence or eyewitness accounts.

Harvey Weinstein denies five charges, including rape and assault, relating to two accusers. The jury must reach unanimous verdicts on each count.

The Hollywood mogul, who never took the stand during the trial, could face life behind bars if convicted.

Once one of Hollywood’s most decorated and lauded producers, Harvey Weinstein has been accused of misconduct by more than 80 women.

However, few of the complaints have led to criminal charges.

complaints have led to criminal charges.

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Press release

Harris County State District Judge Chip Wells is set to rule this week on the high stakes divorce battle involving eccentric Houston billionaire Ed Bosarge.

Attorneys for Marie Bosarge claim the billionaire owns mansions, yachts and even a Bahamian Island but is trying to leave her penniless after their 30 years of marriage. One of their Houston mansions was originally put on the market for $43 billion.

Ed and Marie Bosarge had only one house and faced foreclosure when they got married. They amassed a fortune during their decades-long marriage. Experts say Bosarge may have $2.3 billion in secretive South Dakota trusts created to cheat his wife.

 Her lawyer says that fraudulent scheme even included trying to hide in the trust a 43-carat diamond necklace he gave Marie for Christmas.

Wells hasn’t ruled whether the divorce case will go to a jury, but when Ed Bosarge’s lawyers suggested the judge had no choice but to end the lawsuit, Wells exploded from the bench.

“I don’t think the laws of South Dakota frees him of an obligation he made when he got married,” Judge Wells angrily told Ed Bosarge’s lawyers. “Scheme may be the key word. Play this game. Fraud on the community estate. I promise you it’s not going to go well. I don’t have to tolerate your disrespect.”

Attorney Bucky Allshouse says if Ed Bosarge gets away with his plan then no wife would be safe.

“I want him to be fair. You know, we made our money in Houston. It’s community property. It’s fifty-fifty. I want what’s fair,” said Marie Bosarge.

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Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, has made her first comments since the helicopter crash that killed her husband, one of their daughters and seven others on January 26.

In a post on Instagram with a family photo, Vanessa Bryant said she was “completely devastated” and that there were not “enough words to describe our pain”.

Kobe and Vanessa had four daughters including Gianna, 13, who died in the crash.

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There has been no word yet on funeral arrangements.

The cause of the crash in foggy weather west of Los Angeles is still being investigated.

Kobe Bryant, 41, was on his way to coach his daughter’s basketball team in a local youth tournament at the Mamba Sports Academy.

In the Instagram post, Vanessa Bryant also said: “We are completely devastated by the sudden loss of my adoring husband, Kobe – the amazing father of our children; and my beautiful, sweet Gianna – a loving, thoughtful, and wonderful daughter, and amazing sister to Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.”

The devastated wife added: “I wish they were here with us forever. They were our beautiful blessings taken from us too soon. I’m not sure what our lives hold beyond today, and it’s impossible to imagine life without them.”

Vanessa Bryant also thanked for the public support, and announced the formation of a fund to help support the other families that were affected by the crash, the Mamba Sports Foundation.

The other victims included the pilot, two other 13-year-old girls involved in the tournament, three of their parents and another coach.

Kobe Bryant was a five-time NBA champion for his only team, the Los Angeles Lakers, and a double Olympic gold medalist.

After a 20-year career with the team Kobe Bryant retired in April 2016.

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Press release

A family court showdown in Houston on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 involves the attempt of Ed Bosarge, one of Houston’s richest men, to hide billions of dollars from his wife of 30 years.

The big question for court observers is: Will Ed Bosarge dare to show up in Harris County Family Court?

The 81-year-old Ed Bosarge is accused of vast amounts of fraud by his spouse – a sophisticated effort to hide his mansions, superyachts and private Bahamian Island in secretive trust accounts in South Dakota. The state has become famous as a place for the super wealthy to hide their assets.

During the 2:00 p.m. court hearing, lawyers for Ed Bosarge will ask 312th District Court Judge Chip Wells to throw out the fraud claims. The billionaire’s wife, Marie Bosarge, claims the Medical Center pioneer and famed mathematician started having an affair with his Russian girlfriend who is nearly 47 years younger, and then systematically moved assets to what Marie calls “sham” accounts before trying to end the marriage.

One of the Bosarge mansions was called the most expensive house in Houston by the Houston Chronicle.

“It’s very disappointing. It’s sad,” said Marie Bosarge when questioned by Dolcefino Consulting. “We’ve been married thirty years and he is trying to take everything from me and leave me homeless basically.”

Ed Bosarge is no stranger to allegations of fraud. The Houston entrepreneur was charged decades ago by the Securities and Exchange Commission for securities fraud and market manipulation, and former business partners at Houston trading firm Quantlab filed lawsuits claiming that Bosarge pulled off a “tyrannical coup.” Ed Bosarge lawyers have refused to comment.

The court hearing is set for Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Judge Chip Wells’ courtroom, the 312th District Court on the 16th floor of the Harris County Civil Courthouse.

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Women across Houston won’t like what local billionaire Ed Bosarge is trying to pull off next week in front of a Harris County Family Law judge.

The 81-year old mathematician helped pioneer groundbreaking work in the Houston Medical Center and is trying to divorce his wife of 30 years and leave her homeless.

Ed Bosarge owns mansions across the world, at least two yachts, and an island in the Caribbean called Over Yonder Cay. He profiles his self-proclaimed visionary work on www.edbosarge.com.

When his largest palacial home on Carnovan was put on the market the Houston Chronicle profiled it as the most expensive mansion in Houston at $42 million dollars.

Bosarge has amassed a multi-billion-dollar fortune despite allegations of fraud along the way. In the early 1980’s the Securities and Exchange Commission charged Bosarge with securities fraud and market manipulation. The case was settled. Former business partners have accused Bosarge of a “tyrannical coup” in a legal fight over Houston based Quantlab, called one of the world’s most secretive and profitable high frequency trading companies. Bosarge is also now deeply invested in stem cell technology.

But it may be his divorce case that raises the most troubling questions about Ed Bosarge.

Court filings claim the Houston billionaire has a young Russian girlfriend – an affair that purportedly started long before the divorce was ever filed. Lawyers for Marie Bosarge claim Ed Bosarge systematically moved assets into South Dakota trusts as part of a scheme to keep the assets from his thirty-year marriage for himself. The Guardian newspaper recently profiled how the mega-rich use South Dakota trust laws to protect and hide their money. Marie’s lawyers say the “sham” trusts were set up to hide his money from his long-time spouse.

“We’ve been married thirty years and he is trying to take everything from me and leave me homeless basically,” Marie Bosarge told Dolcefino Consulting when we saw her outside a Galleria restaurant, “I just want what’s fair.”

Tuesday morning, lawyers for Ed Bosarge will ask Judge Chip Wells of the 312th District Court to dismiss Marie’s claims that Ed is trying to cheat her. 

Will the billionaire show up to face his wife? Stay tuned.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have issued a legal warning to the media after photographs of the duchess in Canada were published in newspapers and on websites.

According to lawyers, the photos of Meghan Markle walking her dogs and carrying her son were taken by photographers hiding in bushes and spying on her.

They say the duchess did not consent and accuse the photographers of harassment.

Prince Harry and Meghan say that they are prepared to take legal action.

They are believed to be alarmed by paparazzi activity near their current base on Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

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Lawyers say there have also been attempts to photograph inside the couple’s home using long-range lenses and they accuse the paparazzi of being camped outside the property.

Under laws in British Columbia, Meghan Markle may have grounds for a legal case if she can prove her privacy has been violated, although freedom of the press and expression is guaranteed under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

This comes after Queen Elizabeth II agreed to Prince Harry and Meghan’s wish to step back from being full-time royals, to become financially independent and to split their time between the UK and Canada.

On January 20, Meghan Markle was pictured carrying the couple’s eight-month-old son Archie in a baby sling, while walking her two dogs, Guy and Oz, in Horth Hill Regional Park on Vancouver Island.

Prince Harry arrived back in Canada on January 21 after attending the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on January 20.

The Duke of Sussex had been apart from Meghan and their son for more than 10 days, after she flew back to Canada earlier this month.

On January 18, it was announced that from the spring, Prince Harry and his wife will no longer be full-time working royals.

They will stop using their HRH titles, no longer carry out royal duties or military appointments and no longer formally represent the Queen.

Prince Harry has long had an uneasy relationship with the media, having grown up aware of the impact the intense media interest had on the life of his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, who died in a car crash in Paris while being pursued by paparazzi on motorbikes.

He has often compared Meghan’s experiences of the press with those of his late mother.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their HRH titles, receive public funds for royal duties or formally represent Queen Elizabeth II from spring, the Queen and Buckingham Palace announced on January 18 after reaching a new arrangement.

Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent”.

The couple’s announcement prompted intensive discussions between the prince and other senior royals, led by the Queen.

In 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan spoke of the difficulties of royal life and media scrutiny, with the duke saying he feared his wife would fall victim to “the same powerful forces” that led to his mother’s death.

In her statement on January 18, the Queen said she was pleased that a “constructive and supportive way forward for [her] grandson and his family” had been found.

The Queen said she recognized the “challenges” they had experienced “as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years”.

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Buckingham Palace said the duke and duchess understood that under the new arrangement, they were required to withdraw from royal duties, including official military appointments, but would continue to “uphold the values of Her Majesty”.

According to the statement, Prince Harry and Meghan intend to repay £2.4 million of taxpayer money used for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage.

The house in Windsor, for which the couple will pay rent, will remain their family home as they divide their time between the UK and Canada.

Prince Harry and Meghan will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations – the duke currently holds 16 patronages, including the Invictus Games Foundation, the Royal Marines and the Rugby Football League; and the duchess four – the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London-based animal charity Mayhew, and women’s charity Smart Works.

They will no longer use HRH, an abbreviation of His/Her Royal Highness, which is part of the title of some members of the Royal Family.

Speaking briefly to reporters at a summit in Berlin, UK’s PM Boris Johnson said he had been confident the Royal Family would find a way forward for Prince Harry and Meghan, adding: “I think the whole country will want to join in wishing them the very best for the future.”

However in comments made for a forthcoming Channel 5 documentary, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, accused the couple of “destroying” the Royal Family which he called “one of the greatest long-living institutions ever”.

“Every young girl wants to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away,” he said.

“It looks like she’s tossing that away for money.”

Some questions about Prince Harry and Meghan’s future status remain unanswered, including what their tax and immigration status will be in the UK and Canada.

It is not yet known whether Meghan Markle still intends to gain British citizenship, which would entail her spending a certain amount of time in the UK.

The Sussexes have already begun a transition phase of living in Canada and the UK.

The duchess is in Canada, a Commonwealth country, with son Archie, where the Sussexes were for six weeks over the festive period.

On January 14, Meghan Markle visited a charity in Vancouver which campaigns for teenage girls living in poverty.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will no longer use their HRH titles, receive public funds for royal duties or formally represent Queen Elizabeth II from spring, the Queen and Buckingham Palace announced on January 18 after reaching a new arrangement.

Earlier this month, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their intention “to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent”.

The couple’s announcement prompted intensive discussions between the prince and other senior royals, led by the Queen.

In 2019, Prince Harry and Meghan spoke of the difficulties of royal life and media scrutiny, with the duke saying he feared his wife would fall victim to “the same powerful forces” that led to his mother’s death.

In her statement on January 18, the Queen said she was pleased that a “constructive and supportive way forward for [her] grandson and his family” had been found.

The Queen said she recognized the “challenges” they had experienced “as a result of intense scrutiny over the last two years”.

Buckingham Palace said the duke and duchess understood that under the new arrangement, they were required to withdraw from royal duties, including official military appointments, but would continue to “uphold the values of Her Majesty”.

According to the statement, Prince Harry and Meghan intend to repay £2.4 million of taxpayer money used for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage.

The house in Windsor, for which the couple will pay rent, will remain their family home as they divide their time between the UK and Canada.

Prince Harry and Meghan will continue to maintain their private patronages and associations – the duke currently holds 16 patronages, including the Invictus Games Foundation, the Royal Marines and the Rugby Football League; and the duchess four – the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, London-based animal charity Mayhew, and women’s charity Smart Works.

They will no longer use HRH, an abbreviation of His/Her Royal Highness, which is part of the title of some members of the Royal Family.

Speaking briefly to reporters at a summit in Berlin, UK’s PM Boris Johnson said he had been confident the Royal Family would find a way forward for Prince Harry and Meghan, adding: “I think the whole country will want to join in wishing them the very best for the future.”

However in comments made for a forthcoming Channel 5 documentary, Meghan’s father, Thomas Markle, accused the couple of “destroying” the Royal Family which he called “one of the greatest long-living institutions ever”.

“Every young girl wants to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away,” he said.

“It looks like she’s tossing that away for money.”

Some questions about Prince Harry and Meghan’s future status remain unanswered, including what their tax and immigration status will be in the UK and Canada.

It is not yet known whether Meghan Markle still intends to gain British citizenship, which would entail her spending a certain amount of time in the UK.

The Sussexes have already begun a transition phase of living in Canada and the UK.

The duchess is in Canada, a Commonwealth country, with son Archie, where the Sussexes were for six weeks over the festive period.

On January 14, Meghan Markle visited a charity in Vancouver which campaigns for teenage girls living in poverty.

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Queen Elizabeth II has agreed a “period of transition” in which Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend time in Canada and the UK.

The Queen said she was “entirely supportive” of their desire for a new role but “would have preferred” them to remain full-time working royals.

She expected final decisions to be made in the coming days, she said.

Senior royals have been in talks about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s role after they said they wanted to “step back”.

In a statement, Queen Elizabeth said the talks at Sandringham, which also involved the Prince Charles Wales and Prince William, had been “very constructive”.

She said: “My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family.

“Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working members of the Royal Family, we respect and understand their wish to live a more independent life as a family while remaining a valued part of my family.”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Will Step Back as Senior Royals and Work to Become Financially Independent

The Queen said it had been agreed there would be “a period of transition in which the Sussexes will spend time in Canada and the UK” after Harry and Meghan “made clear that they do not want to be reliant on public funds in their new lives”.

She said: “These are complex matters for my family to resolve, and there is some more work to be done, but I have asked for final decisions to be reached in the coming days.”

The urgent talks were convened after the Sussexes surprised the rest of the Royal Family on January 8 with a statement expressing their desire to “step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family”.

Prince Harry and Meghan also said they wanted a “progressive new role” within the institution, where they would be financially independent and divide their time between the UK and North America.

Meanwhile, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau told Global News there had been “no discussions” about the details of the royal couple’s move, including on the issues of security and any potential impact on Canada’s taxpayers.

Although no other family member was consulted about the timing of the announcement, Prince Harry and Meghan said it came after “many months of reflection and internal discussions”.

Both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spoke of the difficulties of royal life and media attention in recent months, with the duke saying he feared his wife would fall victim to “the same powerful forces” that led to his mother’s death.

The talks about their future took place as Prince Harry and Prince William issued a joint statement denying “false claims” that their relationship had been damaged by “bullying” on the part of the older brother.

They said that the “inflammatory language” in the claims was “offensive” and “potentially harmful”, given their support for mental health causes.

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Queen Elizabeth II has summoned senior royals to Sandringham on January 13 for face-to-face talks to discuss the future roles of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

According to local reports, Prince Harry, Prince William and Prince Charles will all attend, while Meghan is expected join the discussion over the phone from Canada.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they plan to step back as senior members of the Royal Family.

There is no suggestion a conclusion will be reached at the meeting.

Prince Harry and Meghan also said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America, while “continuing to honor our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”.

There are likely to be tax implications to any decision to base themselves outside the UK.

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The meeting at the Queen’s estate in Norfolk – being described as the ‘Sandringham summit’ – will be the first time the monarch has come face-to-face with Prince Harry since the Sussexes’ announcement, which was posted on their official Instagram account.

The Royal Family was said to be “hurt” at the couple’s statement. It is understood the Queen was not consulted in advance of their decision.

Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, William and Harry are expected to review a range of possibilities for the Sussexes, taking into account plans outlined by the couple.

If a deal is agreed in the coming days, there is a general understanding that it will take some time to implement.

Prince Charles is currently in Oman, after travelling overnight to attend the first of three days of official condolences following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they will step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.

In a statement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also said they plan to split their time between the UK and North America.

According to the UK’s media outlets, no other royals – including Queen Elizabeth II or Prince William – was consulted before the statement and Buckingham Palace is “disappointed”.

Senior royals are understood to be “hurt” by the announcement.

In October 2019, Prince Harry and his wife publicly revealed their struggles under the media spotlight.

In their unexpected statement on January 8, also posted on their Instagram page, Prince Harry and Meghan said they made the decision “after many months of reflection and internal discussions”.

“We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they plan to balance their time between the UK and North America while “continuing to honor our duty to the Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages”.

“This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said discussions with the royal couple on their decision to step back were “at an early stage”, adding: “We understand their desire to take a different approach, but these are complicated issues that will take time to work through.”

Over Christmas, Prince Harry and Meghan took a six-week break from royal duties to spend some time in Canada with their son, Archie, who was born in May.

After returning to the UK on January 7, Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, visited Canada’s High Commission in London to thank the country for hosting them and said the warmth and hospitality they received was “unbelievable”.

During the visit, Meghan said it was an “incredible time” to enjoy the “beauty of Canada”.

She said: “To see Archie go ‘ah’ when you walk by, and just see how stunning it is – so it meant a lot to us.”

Former actress Meghan Markel lived and worked in Toronto during her time starring in the popular American drama Suits, and she has several Canadian friends.

Prince Harry’ move was compared by specialists to Edward VIII’s abdication in 1936 in order to marry twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson.

The Duke of Sussex is sixth in line to the throne – behind Prince Charles, Prince William and his three children.

In an ITV documentary in 2019, Meghan Markle admitted motherhood was a “struggle” due to intense interest from newspapers.

Prince Harry also responded to reports of a rift between him and his brother William, the Duke of Cambridge, by saying they were on “different paths”.

In October, Meghan began legal action against the Mail on Sunday over a claim that it unlawfully published one of her private letters.

Prince Harry also began legal action against the owners of the Sun, the defunct News of the World, and the Daily Mirror, in relation to alleged phone-hacking.

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Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been threatened with jail for using his phone in a New York City court where a jury is being picked for his rape trial.

Judge James Burke asked him: “Is this really the way you want to end up in jail for the rest of your life, by texting and violating a court order?”

The judge instructed Harvey Weinstein, who is out on bail, not to answer the question.

He faces five charges and possibly life in jail if convicted.

The allegations include rape and assault relating to two unnamed accusers. He is charged with raping one woman in a Manhattan hotel room in 2013, and performing a forcible sex act on the second woman in 2006.

On January 6, Harvey Weinstein was charged with an additional two counts in Los Angeles: rape and assault.

He has denied all charges and insists any encounters were consensual.

According to local media, on January 7, Harvey Weinstein, 67, was caught using two mobile phones in court. He had already been admonished by Judge Burke at previous court appearances for using a handset.

Judge Burke said: “What did I say would happen if he so much has a cellphone or electronic device since there have been repeated violations of this, including some on the record?”

“I believe you said remand,” Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer replied after a heated exchange, meaning to put his client in jail.

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Lead prosecutor Joan Illuzzi urged Judge Burke to jail Harvey Weinstein, who is out on $5 million bail. He is required to wear an electronic tracking device.

“There is a grave risk that this defendant at some point will realize that the evidence against him is imposing and overwhelming” and he will try to escape, Joan Illuzzi said.

Judge Burke ultimately declined to revoke Harvey Weinstein’s bail, but told the former movie mogul he would not get any further warning.

“I’m not looking for apologies,” Judge Burke said.

“I’m looking for compliance.”

In court, Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Arthur Aidala, asked Judge Burke to delay jury selection, arguing that the jury pool had been tarnished by the extensive press coverage of the Los Angeles charges filed on January 6.

Judge Burke rejected the defense request.

After jury selection, Harvey Weinstein’s New York trial is expected to begin in around two weeks.

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Rod Stewart has been charged by police after allegedly punching a security guard at a hotel in Florida.

According to a police report, the altercation occurred after the 74-year-old singer and his companions, including his son Sean, failed to gain access to a private event on New Year’s Eve.

Sean Stewart allegedly pushed the security guard and Rod Stewart struck his chest “with a closed fist”, the report says.

Rod Stewart and his son were both charged with “simple battery”.

The security guard at the Breakers Palm Beach Hotel, named as Jessie Dixon, told officers that he saw a group of people near the check-in table of the private event in the children’s area, trying to enter without permission.

Jessie Dixon told police that the group “began to get loud and cause a scene”, refusing to leave.

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According to the affidavit, Sean Stewart got “nose to nose” with the security guard, who told him to back away.

The report then alleges that Sean Stewart, 39, shoved Jessie Dixon backwards, before Rod Stewart stepped towards the security guard and threw a punch, hitting him in the left ribcage.

The arresting officer says in the report that he made contact with Rod Stewart, who said he and his family approached the check-in table to try to gain access to the event for their children.

According to the affidavit, Rod Stewart told police that after the family were denied access, Jessie Dixon became argumentative with them, causing his family to become “agitated”.

The singer apologized for his role in the incident, the officer’s report says.

The officer says the altercation was witnessed by two other hotel employees, who signed witness statements confirming they saw the push by Sean Stewart and the punch by Rod Stewart.

Video footage also revealed Sean Stewart and his father as the “primary aggressors” in the confrontation, according to the report.

Both Rod and Sean Stewart were charged and are due to appear at the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Complex on February 5.

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Silhouette, neckline, style – how to not go crazy when looking for your perfect wedding dress

Finding the perfect dress for any occasion is always accompanied by a certain amount of stress. Imagine then that the dress you are looking for is meant for what will most likely be one of the most important days of your life. 

No stress? Yeah, right! 

Thankfully there is help. Regardless of if you are looking for your perfect wedding dress in the US or Europe, there are sites online that will ease your stress by offering near customized alternatives. 

The devil is in the details and in this case, it’s the dress!

It’s all about the dress. Well, perhaps not only but choosing the right wedding dress is going to be one of the most important decisions you will make when it comes to your wedding. Rightfully so. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful on their wedding day. 

This is a day that is uniquely yours and you should be able to enjoy yourself.  

The right dress will set the tone for the entire experience and you shouldn’t compromise when it comes to choosing the one that is right for you. One way to not go crazy and stress to much over details such as fabric and waist style, is to go for the path of least resistance.

One decision made is better than no decision made

Finding your path of least resistance means, just as the title suggest to make one decision at a time to not feel overwhelmed. One decision made is better than no decision made. At no time is this truer than when it comes to finding your perfect wedding dress. The level of detail is important as is the design. Online it is possible to find suppliers that will allow you to basically customize your dress to your hearts content. 

You have the opportunity to add in as many details as you like and choose the perfect fit for you. Finding plus size wedding gowns onlinefor instance is no problem and you are able to create a flattering dress to your liking. 

Even though there are a million and one details that will require your attention, choosing your wedding dress should be fun and exciting. By committing to making one decision at a time you are making sure that it stays just that, fun and exciting. 

The perfect dress = the perfect day

Of course it is not as simple as this. However, having the perfect dress will make you feel good about yourself and it will without a doubt enhance the experience. The freedom that comes with the opportunity to near customise your own dress is exhilarating and you should make sure to take full advantage. 

By making one decision at a time (when this is possible of course) you greatly increase the chance of success and if there is ever a day when you deserve perfection it is on your wedding day. With the perfect dress, friends and family as well as your sweetheart, all you have to do is walk down the aisle, relax and enjoy.

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Four-year-old Princess Charlotte has started school in London.

She was “very excited” about starting school, Prince William said as he dropped her off for her first day.

Walking across the playground with both parents and Prince George, Princess Charlotte smiled as she met the head of the lower school at Thomas’s Battersea.

Prince George has attended the private school in south west London since 2017.

He began his first day of year two – his final year in the lower school before he moves to the middle school.

Princess Charlotte was photographed meeting Helen Haslem at the side entrance of the school.

Her uniform includes a navy pleated skirt and cardigan, white socks and black shoes.

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Princess Charlotte and Prince George First Official Photos

Kate Middleton carried her daughter’s backpack, which was decorated with a pink key-ring in the shape of a pony’s head. She smiled as she greeted Helen Haslem and asked about her summer holidays.

Helen Haslem bent down to shake hands with both Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who is fourth in line to throne.

Prince William and Kate Middleton accompanied Princess Charlotte to her classroom before saying their goodbyes.

The Duke of Cambridge, who drove the family to the school, said: “First day – she’s very excited.”

Prince George was also photographed on his first day at Thomas’s Battersea, a preparatory school located a few miles from the family residence in Kensington Palace, in September 2017.

He, too, was greeted by Helen Haslem, after Prince William drove him through the school gates. Kate Middleton missed the occasion as she was not well enough to take him.

The school has around 560 pupils between the ages of four and 13. According to its website, the school charges £6,429 ($7,921) per term for a family’s eldest child and £6,305 ($7,768) for their second eldest child throughout reception, year one and year two.

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In this day and age, we’re all trying to keep our spending habits in check in order to save money. Unfortunately, many of us are unsure where to spend money on a more expensive brand and where we should opt for a more budget option.

Well, worry not, as here’s our guide to where you should save and where you should spend when it comes to fashion:

SAVE – Wrist Jewelry

We all love accessories. No matter if you’re adding some sophisticated jewelry to a work suit or something bold and fun for a date. However, with so many different outfits and current trends, you can easily spend a small fortune on jewelry trying to keep up.

Instead, save yourself money by opting for costume jewelry from cheaper brands. Since this jewelry will be far cheaper than designer, you’ll have room to buy more, so your outfit will always have the best accessories.

SPEND – Sunglasses

While you may want to save money on your wrist jewelry, there is one accessory that you should never scrimp on – your sunglasses! As, when it comes to your sunglasses, you need a pair that will adequately protect your eyes from the harmful UV lights that the sun gives off. Which is why you should pay a bit more for your sunglasses and opt for a reputable brand.

Not only will respected brands like Ray-Ban give you the best in protection for your eyes, this brand will also let you customize your lenses and even add a personal touch like engraving. Even better, by buying designer, you’ll have a quality pair of sunglasses that will last you years, which means you won’t waste money replacing them frequently.

SAVE – Basic Tees

Every wardrobe needs some basic tees. Not only does a t-shirt look great with a nice pair of jeans for a casual look, your tee can be dressed up with accessories and a skirt for a night out. The problem is, as our t-shirts get so much wear, they also get washed a lot. So, whether you bought a cheap or more expensive t-shirt, there isn’t that much difference in the level of quality, which means they both become washed-out, bobbly and in need of replacement quickly.

Which means, rather than wasting your money on an expensive t-shirt, you should save money and just buy a cheaper tee. As long as it’s comfy and it’s a color you like, that’s all that really matters.

SPEND – Blazer

Unlike a t-shirt, which tends to get hidden under other clothing and accessories, your blazer is there to make or break an outfit. Which is why you should always invest in a quality brand, such as a real tweed blazer, with an impeccable fit. As, if you scrimp on your blazer, it’s both unlikely to fit you well and the poor quality will be very obvious.

SAVE – Running Shoes

While in the past it might have been a good idea to invest in running shoes from a designer brand, in the last few years gym clothing has become a massive market, meaning that more budget-friendly shops are now making running shoes that are both affordable and high-quality. While you shouldn’t buy the cheapest pair, you can see, before you waste hundreds of dollars on one pair of trainers, instead try something a little cheaper – they’ll do the same job for so much less!

SPEND – Work Shoes

It doesn’t matter if you work in an office or you’re a personal trainer in the gym, when it comes to your work shoes, it’s essential that you spend a little more. As, when you buy more expensive footwear, you’re far more likely to have a pair of shoes that will keep you comfortable all day – even if you’re on your feet a lot. Plus, pricier shoes will look more professional, particularly in an office environment.

SAVE – Pyjamas

While designer brands might try to tell you that their nightwear is softer, silkier and will help you sleep better – in reality, our pyjamas shouldn’t be something that you spend too much on. For one, hardly anyone is ever going to see them as you only wear them to bed, so there really isn’t any need to show off a brand name. Nor are these expensive brands actually any comfier, with very little difference to how they feel when worn.

SPEND – Bathrobe

The problem with cheaper bathrobes is that they aren’t typically as soft as more expensive brands. Which becomes a problem when you want a bathrobe to keep you warm and cozy during those chilly winter months. So, rather than scrimp, treat yourself to a quality bathrobe that you can snuggle up in on a rainy day.

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Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has been christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a private ceremony.

The royal baby was baptized in front of close family and friends in the private chapel at Windsor Castle on July 6.

Prince William and Kate Middleton attended but were not thought to have their children with them.

Queen Elizabeth II did not attend due to a prior engagement.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were reported to have arrived at the ceremony by helicopter and Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, also attended.

A full list of the 25 guests has not been made public, but Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale – the sisters of Prince Harry’s mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales – were pictured in an official photograph taken at the christening.

A Royal Communications spokesperson said: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to share the happiness of this day, and would like to thank everyone around the world for their ongoing support.

“They feel so fortunate to have enjoyed this special moment with family and Archie’s godparents.”

Photo credit Chris Allerton

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex opted to exclude the press and the public from the day and chose not to reveal the names of Archie’s godparents.

Instead of having press photographers, fashion photographer Chris Allerton – who took their wedding photos – captured the special moment, with two pictures released to the public and posted on the couple’s Instagram account.

Chris Allerton said he was “honored” to take the official photographs and “be part of such a joyous occasion”.

However, Prince Harry and Meghan did follow some royal traditions.

Archie wore a handmade replica of the royal christening robe which was made for Queen Victoria’s eldest daughter.

The robe, which has been worn by royal infants on the occasion of their christening for the last 11 years, was made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to the Queen.

The ornate Lily Font, commissioned by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert for the baptism of their first child Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1841, was also used – as was water from the River Jordan.

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Almost everyone has ever heard about a couple who have met on a dating website or on social media and has lived happily ever after. Logically, it leads to the thoughts about trying own destiny on the web. However, there is something inside which prevents from pressing the button Sign up on a dating website. To stop doubting, one shall find out the reasons for this fear.

Examples of happy couples who have got acquainted on the Internet are alluring like fairy-tales. However, the feeling of irreality does not let you dare to date online. Looking at attractive Ukrainian brides on a dating resource, there are doubts how such beautiful women can be lonely. Let us find out the main obstacles on your way to happiness.

Myths about Online Dating Which Interfere with Happiness

1. Hot women do not lack attention from men and cannot seek for a husband online.

Attractive women often feel lonely. Among them, as well as among men, there are lots of those who work hard, that is why they lack time for regular acquaintances in bars. If a man finds an attractive girl on the Internet, quite probably, she has decided to focus on those who have got serious intentions and have decided to find a wife for a lifetime on a dating website.

2. All information in profiles is untrue.

 Undoubtedly, everyone will try to look more attractive, younger, and more successful on the web. But what is the sense to write the facts which are completely dishonest? Earlier or later, a real-life meeting will take place, and the truth will be revealed. Hardly, a relationship which has started with a lie will end up with a happy marriage.

3. Every woman or man on a dating website is a scammer looking for easy profit.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of resources who have already fooled lots of men and women who have believed in online love. The only remedy from this problem is making a scrupulous check of a resource where one would like to log on. It is better to spend more time googling than to be disappointed after several weeks of chatting and emailing.

4. It is impossible to get to know a person through chatting.

Communicating on the Internet, indeed, people have got the possibility to think before replying. Thus, it means that the response is well-thought. On the other side, shy and timid people can express themselves and let a potential partner get to know him or her more.

5. There is no way to meet a person from a dating website in real life.

Unfair resources do not provide this opportunity. Thus, a user may spend money on their services without the chance to meet a man or woman in reality, as well as cannot get contact information. The way out is quite simple: choose a reliable dating resource.

All of the obstacles are created in the heads. If a person has decided to find a partner, all the doubts and fears should be thrown away, and each chance to be happy shall be used.

Fashion is such a lucrative industry to enter in. After all, there will always be people who are obsessed with major labels and lots of designer goods. At a very basic level, people will always need clothes to wear. If you have a really strong passion for fashion, it’s a great idea to parlay this into a business. Unfortunately, there are many people who don’t believe that a person can find success within the fashion world. It’s actually not as competitive as you think. You just have to be intentional about finding your specific niche within the fashion world. There are plenty of options to consider. 

Vendor Sales 

There are tons of vendors who sell their merchandise to different boutiques at a range of prices. In this case, you can set up an e-commerce store. You’ll want to make sure there’s a feature that handles the transactions. Consider installing a big commerce enterprise system or one that’s similar. Purchase large quantities of specific items from that vendor, and sell the items on your website. To make the items pop, it’s a great idea to hire models and host photo shoots where they are modeling the clothes in front of a backdrop. There are plenty of successful businesswomen who have served as their own model before they were able to hire someone else. It’s okay to be resourceful in the way you showcase the items. Then, you’ll want to aggressively promote the pieces on social media. Find different influencers who can model your pieces and get them in front of larger audiences. As you’re consistent with this effort, you can build a strong brand in fashion from your home. 

Social Media Influencing 

If you’d prefer to be the one in front of the camera, social media influencing is a great option to consider. If you can collaborate with a great photographer, this is a great option to choose. It’s also great to make sure you have a clear sense of fashion and your own personal style. When you’re first starting out as a social media influencer, you’ll have to build your audience. It’ll take time before the large brands approach you about doing campaigns or sponsored posts for them. This is why it’s important to invest in the beginning. Find ways to build a clothing budget for each month. As you shoot in different outfits, you can always opt to resell them online. If you choose to keep them, that’s fine as well. However, get creative with the financing so that you’re not going into debt while you’re creating excellent content for your followers. 

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Styling

You can always choose the right of becoming a personal stylist. A lot of people would love help with their closets. If you promote your services to the average woman, this can help you build some traction. Consider helping women who are looking for the best ways to dress their body after they’ve had a baby. Teach women how to create effortless style. As you curate clothing for each woman’s body, this will be one less thing a woman has to worry about. As a result, you’ll be viewed as an angel that they want everyone to know about. Plus, your work will speak for itself. Word-of-mouth marketing tends to be the best kind because this means that other people can actually vouch for the excellence you produce. When others recommend your services to others, this is the gift that keeps on giving. Consider ways that you can create services for many price points and still thrive as a stylist. 

Tailoring

Tailoring is such an incredible skill to possess. If a gentleman purchases a suit jacket from Walmart and gives it to a tailor to take care of, the suit jacket can easily look like it came from an Italian suit maker. Tailoring is so essential for a polished look. This is why it’s a great idea to improve your skills as a tailor. You can also craft unique pieces that are tailored for different body types. If you purchase a simple jean jacket from the thrift store, transform it into a peplum jean jacket for a woman with specific measurements. As your clients send in their measurements to you, you can charge top dollar for the tailored designs. You can also choose to work with local clients only. It’s up to you. 

Subscription Services

Subscription services are truly trending. Many people love the food subscription services that allow a person to pull out the portion sizes and cook exactly what they need. In this case, you can apply this same concept to fashion by providing a lookbook. Craft the lookbook with interesting designs that fall under the client’s style profile. You can include the links to the various items they can purchase. Include your affiliate links to those specific items. If and when they purchase an item, you’ll get a commission on top of the fee that you charge for the subscription service.