Mary Hanbury, provided by Published 6:27 am PDT, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Chris Jackson / Getty When Meghan Markle or Kate Middleton wear a new item in public, it's not uncommon for it to sell out almost immediately. Canadian retailer Aritzia told investors that it had experienced a boost in sales in the first quarter after Markle had been photographed wearing its clothing. "By all accounts, Meghan remains a huge fan of Aritzia," the store's CEO and founder, Brian Hill, said during a call with investors. The world has gone Meghan Markle mad, and it's playing into the hands of the brands she chooses to dress in. Markle has followed in the footsteps of her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, to become a global style icon. It's not unusual for any items that are worn publicly by either of these women to sell out almost immediately. Canadian retailer Aritzia is the latest store to see a boost from this. In its most recent quarterly results, … [Read more...] about Sales are soaring at Meghan Markle’s favorite affordable brand. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
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By Alex McKeen StarMetro Vancouver Tues., May 15, 2018 VANCOUVER—Afsaneh Rafighi was attending school in Germany when she received the news she was admitted to Newfoundland’s Memorial University for a master’s program in computer science. The Iranian national made the decision to pick up her life and move to Canada. There, she thought, she’d have a better chance at being quickly accepted into society, building her career and settling down to life with her husband, Mojtaba Prodel. “I got my visa for Canada and I just quit my program and I came to Canada because of the expectations that I had at that point: that you can start your family easier here, you can come here as a couple and then you can build your home,” she said. Rafighi was right about kick-starting her career in this country. After graduating from Memorial, she and Prodel settled in Vancouver, where she’s been working as a computer scientist since … [Read more...] about These high-demand Vancouver STEM employees have been waiting more than a year to find out if they can stay in Canada
Tim Reynolds, Ap Sports Writer Updated 2:52 pm, Thursday, May 3, 2018 SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Bill Torrey, the jovial bow-tie wearing Hall of Famer who was the general manager of the New York Islanders when they won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the 1980s and eventually became the first president of the Florida Panthers, has died. Torrey died at his home in South Florida on Wednesday night, the NHL said. He was 83. No cause was immediately revealed, though he was not known to be in any sort of poor health. Torrey, who spent the last several years of his career as an advisor to Florida general manager Dale Tallon and also serving as the franchise's alternate governor, was at work like usual in his Panthers' office earlier this week. "Bill was a giant of our game," Tallon said. "He was the architect of a dynasty, a Hockey Hall of Famer and most importantly, a committed family man. I'm heartbroken by the news of his passing. Bill was a mentor and a dear friend who was … [Read more...] about Bill Torrey, GM of Isles’ 4 Stanley Cups, dies at 83
A 43-year-old woman lay dying on the floor of the emergency room lobby at Martin Luther King Jr.-Harbor Hospital as her boyfriend frantically called 911 for help from a pay phone outside.Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong read about it in the Los Angeles Times.“That story,” he recalled recently, “it haunted me.”Soon after the 2007 article was published, the billionaire physician drove across town to visit the troubled hospital south of Watts. He tracked down the doctor who was in charge that night and told him, “This is completely unacceptable.”Soon-Shiong went on to provide a crucial financial guarantee to assist Los Angeles County’s efforts to build the modern Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital. The story also helped Soon-Shiong recognize the importance of journalism to his life — and to the life of the community.“I wouldn’t have known had it not been in the paper,” he said during a recent interview.Soon-Shiong is expected … [Read more...] about Patrick Soon-Shiong — immigrant, doctor, billionaire, and soon, newspaper owner — starts a new era at the L.A. Times
-- Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC delivers ultimate flexibility and performance in three different modes for an optimum experience with touch, typing and viewing -- 10.1-inch HD Gorilla Glass 2 display provides convenient 10-point touch, vibrant visuals -- Superior battery life of up to 18 hours with keyboard dock, battery -- Responsive performance in an incredibly thin form factor only 0.35-inches thin -- Product available in the U.S. and Canada starting Nov. 9 Acer America, the world's number two notebook provider(1), today announced that the Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC featuring Windows 8 will be available for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The new tablet PC features a sleek convertible design that can be used in three different modes to make computing more natural and intuitive. Conventional tablet PC mode provides first-rate multi-touch navigation as customers enjoy the intuitive and comfortable design, as well as the responsive 10.1-inch HD LED-backlit Gorilla Glass 2 full … [Read more...] about Acer sets the Iconia W510 price at $500, nips the expensive Windows 8 tablet rumors in the bud