Giorgio Armani was appointed Special Ambassador for Responsible Tourism of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
In a statement, the UNWTO called Armani "a global benchmark for timeless design and creativity," as well as a symbol of "deep commitment to social responsibility and respect for the environment." The UNWTO also noted the principles of the Armani brand, which are built on “respect for resources and the realization that the future of future generations depends on today's choice.”
Giorgio Armani thanked the organization for the trust placed in him. “It was the sense of responsibility for our society that helped my country overcome this terrible pandemic, and it was this that made me play a small role in helping those involved in the fight against the virus and the economic problems that it created,” Armani said.
In March, the Armani Group converted all of its Italian factories to produce disposable medical clothing for the individual protection of coronavirus medical workers.
The designer donated almost two million euros to support hospitals in the regions of Italy, the most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in March Armani published an appeal to doctors in 60 Italian publications.
Recall Tiffany & Co. will give $ 2 million to support victims of COVID-19, especially women and black people.
In Copenhagen, on the statue of the Little Mermaid, created based on the tale of Hans Christian Andersen, the inscription "Racist Fish" appeared.
“We consider this a vandalism and begin an investigation,” the Copenhagen police said.
Over the past months, Black Lives Matter has been fighting monuments of historical figures related to racist oppression.
“It’s hard for me to understand what’s racist in the Little Mermaid tale,” says Ane Groom-Schwensen, researcher at the Hans Christian Andersen Center at the University of Southern Denmark.
The Little Mermaid Statue of Edward Eriksen, created in 1913, was repeatedly subjected to vandalism. In 1964 and 1998, her head was cut off, after which another attempt was made in 1990.
Activists often use the monument to express their position. So in January 2020, the inscription “Free Hong Kong” appeared on the statue in support of protesters in Hong Kong.
About how the Black Lives Matter movement is gaining momentum and why the behavior of looters can be understood.
A few days ago a video appeared on the Web in which a married couple from St. Louis (USA) sent weapons to a crowd of protesters who entered their territory. Users of social networks were divided into two camps: some support a man and a woman who wanted to protect their home, while others are outraged as they dared to send weapons to "peaceful" demonstrators. But we were not interested in this debate in this story, but in the motives of the spouses who so desperately rushed to defend the mansion. It turns out that the house has its own story, and the owners spent 30 years on its restoration.
In 1988, a pair of young lawyers, Mark and Patricia McCloskey, bought a mansion in St. Louis, Missouri. The house was in poor condition, but with a rich history. Spouses say they were too young and naive to understand what they signed up for, intending to restore a huge mansion. After 30 years, the house looks amazing.
The hostess of the future home was eager to build one of the most luxurious homes in the Midwest. For this purpose, in 1909, she hired architects from Haynes & Barnett. Thomas Barnett sent his employees to Rome and Florence. They spent 2 years there, studying the architecture of Italian Renaissance palazzos. Already in 1912, the hostess staged the first ball in her new home. This information is reliably known since the couple of Maklossky in 1990 met with the daughter of Anna Audrey Faust Wallace.
Today, Mark and Patricia Maklossky are already 60 years old. Restoration of the mansion has become for them the work of a lifetime. That is why they did not hesitate for such actions when it was necessary to protect their property.
Before the start of the racing weekend in Spielberg in Formula 1, they presented an updated coloring of the safety car. Berndt Maylander added rainbow stickers and #WeRaceAsOne to the Mercedes AMG GT-R as part of the new Formula 1 campaign to combat COVID-19 and condemn racism and inequality. The same rainbow stickers appeared on a medical car.
“In addition to the official #WeRaceAsOne campaign, the Formula 1 safety car has a call for safe driving,” a press release said. - This is a reminder to the fans who watch the race on TV about the need to drive safely and carefully.
Berndt Maylander’s car also has the inscription #PurposeDriven on the FIA’s commitment to security, sustainable development, gender equality and diversity. ”
Putin complained about the Rainbow ice cream. The head of the Union of Women of Russia saw LGBT propaganda in it
The head of the Union of Women of Russia, Ekaterina Lakhova, asked Vladimir Putin to instruct Roskomnadzor to check the advertising of “rainbow” ice cream. This is written by the Telegram channel "Rise".
“Yes, we should not have propaganda. But today we have billboards hanging rainbow-colored, these beautiful colors. It seems to be imperceptible, with beautiful words. Or they advertise ice cream, which is also called "Rainbow", ”said Lakhova.
According to the head of the Union of Women of Russia, “rainbow” ice cream, like any other product with the image of a rainbow, “makes our children get used to the color, the flag, which was hung out at the embassy.
Vladimir Putin answered Lakhova’s request that if the pictures on the packages really “propagandize” homosexuality, then they need to be controlled, “but not aggressively.”
Formerly Inc. He said that a transgender woman from St. Petersburg sued almost 1.85 million rubles from the employer for illegal dismissal.