Coco Chanel & Nautical tops

French sailors and fishermen had been sporting Breton tops — striped sweaters made from tightly knit wool to protect them from the elements — since the 19th century. Style maven Coco Chanel, however, turned the cotton long-armed shirt with horizontal blue and white lines into fashion. Striped pieces appeared in her boutique in the society seaside resort of Deauville, in …

Broadway’s Diana musical to be shown first on Netflix

A new musical about Princess Diana will premiere on Netflix before opening on Broadway in December, in an innovative move to promote the project. In one of the first Broadway shows to announce a firm date following a pandemic-induced shutdown of over a year, “Diana: The Musical” will have its opening night on December 16. But it will be released …

Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo on way to new museum

A grand parade conveyed 22 ancient Egyptian royal mummies in special capsules across the capital Cairo to a new museum where they can be displayed in greater splendor. The convoy transported 18 kings and four queens from the Egyptian Museum in central Cairo’s Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat, about five kilometers to the southeast. …

The unrelenting march of technology

Technology is definitely not what it used to be. Twenty years ago, we could buy a laptop and everything would work pretty much the same for over a decade. For example, when you switch on an old Windows XP machine (which is, by the way, no longer supported by Microsoft) and any installed Word and Excel software will be there …

SEC to launch new company registration system

The Securities and Exchange Commission is migrating to a new company registration portal by April 19 to provide the public with a more secure, transparent, and efficient online facility for easy company registration. The electronic simplified processing of application for registration of company or eSPARC is the web-based system will accept new applications for registration of One Person Corporations, corporations …

Kids’ interest in e-commerce grew in Q3 2020

Interest of Filipino children in computer games was lower in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 as compared to the same period in 2019 except in December. What increased was the Filipino kids’ e-commerce activities monitored in the third quarter of 2020, according to cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. E-commerce websites became the go-to online destinations of Filipinos for their groceries …

National athletes ‘ipapaampon’ sa mga LGUs

Gagawin ng Philippine Sports Commission ang lahat para maibigay ang suporta sa mga national athletes na naghahanda para sa Southeast Asian Games sa Hanoi, Vietnam sa Nobyembre. Ani Commissioner at Southeast Asian Games Chef de Mission Ramon Fernandez, plano ng PSC na makipagtambal sa mga Local Government Units na ‘aampon’ sa mga national teams na magsasanay sa kanilang lugar. Ito …

5 guro dumalo sa DepEd gatherings, patay sa COVID-19

Lubos na nabahala ang Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force on COVID-19 ng Isabela ma­apos malagasan ang Department of Education ng limang guro dahil sa impeksiyon sa coronavirus na nakuha nila umano sa pagdalo sa ipinatawag na mga pagtitipon ng kagawaran. Sa social media advisory ng Task Force, tinukoy nito ang pagkamatay ng dalawang Schools District Supervisors at tatlo pang guro sa …

Mga gusali sa Quezon City gagawing isolation facilities ng COVID-19 patients

Nagsimula nang sumuri ng mga gusali ang local government unit ng Quezon City na maaaring gawing dagdag na isolation facilities para sa mga pasyente ng COVID-19. Ilan sa mga gusali na sinusuri ay mga local government infrastructures, public school buildings at mga dormitories na maaaring gamitin bilang isolation o quarantine facilities para mabawasan ang bilang ng hawahan ng coronavirus disease …