Stacy London: Style Can Be a Weapon Against Psoriasis
14, 2013 By JEAN-NICHOLAS FIEVET and DIMITRIJE STEJIC A general view of the Alounak Persian restaurant in Westbourne Grove, west London, on Oct. 14, 2013, where a man was reportedly arrested outside the night before on suspicion of terrorism. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images British police shot out the tires of a car carrying two suspected supporters of terrorism in London late Sunday as part of a “pre-planned intelligence operation” that ended in four arrests. A police official said they used what’s called Hatton rounds, special ammunition designed specifically to blow out tires, to stop the suspects’ car. The official would not say if the pair, 25-year-old British nationals from Turkey and Algeria, had refused to stop the car before the tires were shot out. Elsewhere in London, police also arrested a 28-year-old British national from Azerbaijan and a 29-year-old British national from Pakistan, officials said. All of the men were arrested “on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism,” according to a message posted on Scotland Yard’s website . They are in custody at a south London police station, the statement said, and police are carrying out additional searches at six addresses in London. English authorities declined to say what prompted their operation, but the BBC reported an alleged terror plot, which reportedly would involve firearms, had been under surveillance for some time and that the decision for the police to go in now was made by a “senior committee” involving Scotland Yard and MI-5, the British equivalent of America’s FBI. Alistar Gillies, who said he witnessed one of the arrests, told the BBC he thought two dozen officers, mostly in plainclothes, may have been involved. “It looked like there was a great deal of planning and a great deal of resources had been put on tackling this situation,” he said. British broadcaster ITV showed video of one of the arrests in which the Azerbaijani suspect appears to be wrestled to the ground by plainclothes police officers.
Talks: London Mover By Robert Valpuesta – 2013-10-14T14:24:13Z Stock Chart for Pace PLC (PIC) Pace Plc (PIC) rose the most in more than two months after Netflix Inc. (NFLX) was said to be in talks to add TV subscription-streaming services to set-top boxes of U.S. cable-television operators. Pace supplies set-top boxes to pay-TV operators, and North America accounted for 55 percent of its $2.4 billion revenue last year. The Saltaire, England-based companys stock gained as much as 5.2 percent, the biggest intraday rise since July 30. Netflix, the largest subscription-streaming service, has had discussions with U.S. cable companies including Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the talks are private. The talks suggest cable operators increasingly see Netflixs $7.99 monthly service as a tool to attract and retain customers, rather than a threat. Pay-TV operators seem to be getting a bit less political about allowing such over-the-top services to be bundled on their set-top boxes and this will benefit Pace, Lee Simpson , an analyst at Jefferies LLC in London, said by phone today. Simpson recommends buying the stock and has a 12-month price target of 338 pence on the shares.
Cronut mania spreads to London
Even that was a tricky diagnosis. There was a lot of confusion, a lot of fear, she said. At that point, I felt really ashamed at the way I looked. I had a lot of bad experiences with children at school who didnt know anything about the disease. It definitely reminded me that I was different and that something was wrong with me. After visiting specialists, her condition began to improve. But as every psoriasis sufferer knows, it doesnt just go away. Treating psoriasis is an everyday concern. Thankfully, as she matured, so did her classmates. At 16, my friends said, We dont care if your skin is green, we still love you, London said. To have psoriasis is a part of me, its not defining me. Its like having brown eyes or a gray streak. Thats when her interest in fashion began to bloom. From Psoriasis Patient to Personal Style Mogul In her new book, The Truth About Style , London writes about her former uniform as a child: turtlenecks and long pants, even on the hottest of summer days. Covering up did give me some feeling of control, but it wasnt a comfort or a joy, she wrote. I missed my fancy dresses. Now London wears fancy dresses all the time, and she encourages other psoriasis patients to do the same by losing their learned helplessness. One of the things I feel the most strongly about is that you cant be empowered if you dont know whats available.
the ‘DKA’ The ‘Cronut’ conquers New York Though the cronut has gained worldwide attention on social media since its debut in May, few in the UK have had the chance to taste the unique pastry — until now. “It just went viral because it’s new,” Dominique Ansel told CNN’. “It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good.” Read: Starbucks and UK baker in ‘Duffin’ kerfuffle One British bakery described it as the most exciting pastry launch since the sausage roll. But although they have proved extremely popular with British customers, the intense enthusiasm for cronuts in New York is unlikely to be replicated in London. “Cronuts are called “Yum Yums” in this country and you can buy them in [the supermarket Waitrose . We’ve had them for decades,” wrote Richard Turner, the owner of London’s Hawksmoor steakhouse , in an email to his business partner. Adalat Hussain, co-owner of the Wild and Wood cafe in Central London says British cronut-eaters are attempting to master the treat with a knife and fork. “I think using your hands is the best way,” he says. It just went viral because it’s new. It’s fun; it’s unusual; it’s good. Dominique Ansel Back across the pond, a young woman in the queue outside the Dominique Ansel Bakery declared the cronut a typically American invention. “A croissant is a great pastry in the morning; a doughnut is a great pastry in the morning. Really to combine the two is representative of the American way. It’s really efficient and delicious and fattening and great.” Dominique Ansel has copyrighted the term “cronut,” prompting bakeries to come up with alternative names like “doissant”, “croissant-doughnut” and “doughssant”. The much-loved British bakery chain Gregg’s launched the Greggsnut in September.