With a diverse lineup befitting a diverse nation, SXSW’s first ever showcase of music from Pakistan promises to be illuminating. State Department funded organization countering violent fundamentalism with cultural exchange. We begin with Sialkot’s Sain Tanveer Brothers performing alongside guitarist (and FACE president) Zeejah Fazli.
I sent them back. After a lot of hemming and hawing, and another 2 months, the sent me a new pair like the ones I had.Much, much later, in a Lenscrafters for my regular prescription lenses, I realized that they had replaced my polarized glasses with non polarized.I will never buy from Ray Ban again. My assumption when I dropped $200 on a pair of sunglasses was that it would be a higher quality product and backed by a higher quality company.
IRONY ALERT: Mark Martin basked in the reflected glory of the Little Rock Nine this weekend after arranging to get an award for them at the Washington meeting of the national association of secretaries of state. They lauded Martin for his effort. I take it they are unaware of his work both locally and nationally with the Republican Party and, particularly, Kansas Kris Kobach to promote vote suppression through voter purge and ballot denial schemes that have harmed poor and minority voters.
All sorts of political subtexts were being read into the cover of the fashion bible that has ruled without resistance for decades. Kamala was featured in a dull brown, utterly unflattering pant suit, in a particularly ungainly pose. I totally loved the ‘real’ portrait of an accomplished woman who, excuse me, is not a professional model.
In other words, this is an industry just begging for disruption. Which explains why it caught the attention of Jeff Raider, a Warby Parker founder who left the company after graduating from Wharton to fulfill his obligation to the Boston private equity firm that had paid his tuition. (He remains actively involved in Warby Parker as a director.) With a college pal, Andy Katz Mayfield, Raider last year launched Harry’s, an online shaving company that has gone Warby Parker one better..
The restaurant became the target of investigation after one diner was found to have infected nine others while eating there. But as with fomite transmission, scientists have found very few concrete cases in which it was clear that aerosols played a role in transmission. WHO advice published in October said: “Aerosol transmission can occur in specific settings, particularly in indoor, crowded and inadequately ventilated spaces, where infected person(s) spend long periods of time with others, such as restaurants, choir practices, fitness classes, nightclubs, offices and/or places of worship.” Last year Germany added regular ventilation of rooms to its formula for tackling coronavirus, with opening windows hailed by Angela Merkel as one of the “cheapest and effective ways” of fighting the virus.