Local shop’s dresses, garments featured in HBO series

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisPresque Isle — On a perfect morning for a photo shoot, models posed in 1800s style-dresses featured in HBO’s hit series of the summer “Sharp Object.”The costumes featured in the fifth episode entitled ‘Closer,’ were designed, pieced together, and brought to life by Recollections, a small shop that creates women inspired historical clothing in Hawks, Michigan.“When you see the fruition of your work on the screen, it’s just so exciting, it’s kind of like winning the super bowl,” said Marketing Director Donna Klein.The process began back in February of 2017 when a representative of the show reached out to the small shop for a sample of their work. The ladies at Recollections crafted and shipped their work. A large order was placed by the show and the women went to work, crafting different costumes with a wide array of designs for women and girls. In total, Over 20 dresses, different garments, hats, and head pieces made their way on set.“The little girls were so happy to be dressed up in these old-fashioned clothes and the other actors and people on set were admiring them also,” said Klein, according to reports from the set of the episode.Liesa Joslin is one of the models for the history-inspired store. She knows the amount of dedication and attention to detail that goes into creating and wearing one of these spectacles of the past.“Some of them are really heavy to carry around in but you get used to it,” said Joslin, who has been modeling for over 10 years.The shop doesn’t operate a brick and mortar store. Most orders are handcrafted and shipped out to places all over the world. The future is bright for the small shop in Hawks. The woman-owned and operated store will put together more dresses and costumes for an upcoming independent film and a few community theater productions. Actors who bring history to life in historical reenactments also utilize the shop to give folks a taste of the times and attire. Most of the businesses is done online by the click of the mouse.“We are steeped in history but we definitely have our foot in the modern world,” said Klein.For more information on Recollections, visit their website https://recollections.biz/For more information on Sharp Objects, visit HBO. Dresses like the ones above were featured in the fifth episode of HBO’s ‘Sharp Object.’    AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: 1800s, Closer, Donna Klein, Dresses, Garments, Hawks, HBO, Liesa Joslin, MICHIGAN, New Presque Isle Lighthouse, Recollections, Sharp ObjectsContinue ReadingPrevious What’s Trending for August 27Next What’s Trending for August 28last_img read more

Elimination of Section 199 proposed in tax reform

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest While a myriad of details are currently being hashed out in Congress regarding the tax reform measures that are a priority for the Trump Administration, there are some concerns in rural America concerning the debate. Language in the House version of the tax cuts includes eliminating the Section 199 deduction. The Section 199 deduction (or Domestic Production Activities Deduction) was enacted in 2004 as a part of the American Jobs Creation Act. The deduction applies to proceeds from agricultural products that are manufactured or marketed through cooperatives. The majority of co-ops pass the benefit through directly to their farmer members.The House has passed H.R. 1 that includes the repeal.“The deduction returns nearly $2 billion annually to rural areas across the country, so it has been good for agriculture and for rural America,” said Chris Henney, president and CEO of the Ohio AgriBusiness Association. “In its current form, H.R. 1 repeals Section 199 with the assumption that cooperatives and their members would benefit from the proposed reduction in corporate and individual tax rates. We believe that the tax cuts they are talking about would not compensate for the repeal of Section 199. The House Tax Cut and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) is intended to drive economic growth by lowering business taxes, but there have been concerns with the repeal of Section 199. Overall this tax reform is a good thing, there is just this piece that is of concern to the cooperative community, and rightly so.”Now that the Senate has taken up the tax reform discussion, Section 199 is being considered there as well.“A lot can still change with this but as of now the repeal of Section 199 is still in there and it could be very damaging for cooperatives in the state,” Henney said. “The cooperative world has certainly taken notice and they are reaching out to their delegation in the Senate across the country.”Back in October a letter was sent to Congress pointing out the potential ramifications of a 199 repeal for rural America. The letter was signed by United Producers, Inc., Ohio Dairy Producers Association, American Farm Bureau and National Farmers Union, among many others.“Ending the Section 199 deduction for agriculture would result in many individual farmers paying more in taxes, as most do not pay under the corporate code and the current proposal will not overcome the loss of the deduction,” the letter said. “In many cases farmers will see a double-digit increase in their tax bill under the proposed plan.”In addition, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) expressed strong opposition to the proposed 199 repeal.“In a time of continued low commodity prices, those hardworking Americans who grow our food can ill afford for Congress to pass a law that will raise their taxes,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC. “It would be a strange irony indeed if a Republican Congress and a Republican president pass a law that increases taxes on America’s farmers.”last_img read more

Gujarat SAI campus to get centre for para athletes, says Kiren Rijiju

first_imgThe Sports Authority of India campus in Gandhinagar will get a global standard high performance training centre for para athletes with focus on athletics, power-lifting, badminton and swimming, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. Facilities for regular athletes will also be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities, Mr. Rijiju told reporters in Gandhinagar. “We saw many para athletes at SAI centre. For high performance training, we are going to open a centre at SAI Gandhinagar with a special focus on para athletes. The centre will focus on performance enhancement of para athletes in four disciplines – athletics, power-lifting, swimming and badminton,” Mr. Rijiju said. “Facilities of regular athletes (at the SAI centre) will be improved by way of infrastructure and training facilities. We have also sanctioned two hostels, each with a capacity of 300. We will lay foundation stone for a hostel in a month and half. Another hostel will also come up soon,” Mr. Rijiju said after visiting the SAI campus. The Union Minister said India’s potential in world sports is “much higher than the number of medals we win”, adding that a lot needed to be done at policy, administrative and ground levels to enhance the potential. He said the Central government is working on ensuring that more players qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the country gets more medals. “India’s position in world sports and where we have reached in international sports competition is known. But I believe India’s potential is much higher than the number of medals we win. Much needs to change at policy, administrative and ground levels to teach, train and take forward the potential,” he said. “We have before us a subject as to how many players can qualify and how many medals we can win in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. We are working on it professionally, through review meetings and all else that need to be done,” he said. Mr. Rijiju also said the government has decided to provide opportunities to maximum number of players in international competitions so that they get exposure. He said effort was on to identify talent at a young age and nurture them. Mr. Rijiju is also scheduled to watch the Indian football team take on Korea DPR in an Inter-continental Cup match being held at Transtadia in Ahmedabad. He said he will inspect the stadium and see if this can be replicated in other parts of the country.last_img read more

Cavs’ Kevin Love still weeks from return to court after surgery

first_imgThe 30-year-old played in just four games before undergoing surgery to have cartilage removed and fluid drained from around his left big toe. He got hurt in Cleveland’s exhibition opener and tried to play through the pain before it got tough for him to walk.Following the surgery, the Cavs initially thought Love might be back by the end of December, and he had targeted mid-January as a possible return. However, it now appears he could be out until February.One thing is certain: Love has no intention of sitting out the season.“That’s never really been the thought process — at least for me,” said Love, who recently visited his surgeon in New York. “I want to play. I want to be out there with those guys. I feel like I would be letting my teammates down, and letting (coach) L.D. (Larry Drew) and the coaching staff down if I didn’t get out there and play and get out there and play as soon as I could — so long as I’m healthy.”The Cavaliers need him badly.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments At 8-32, they have the NBA’s worst record and lost nine straight games going into Tuesday’s matchup with Indiana. Cleveland has lost its last five home games by at least 20 points — a league record — and a slew of injuries has made things tougher.This isn’t the season the Cavs expected after signing Love to a four-year, $120 million contract extension after LeBron James left as a free agent.“It’s a big setback, not in my career, but as far as our team goes,” he said. “It’s just tough when you have several players out, veterans out and some of your top players that give you so much on both sides of the ball. I would just hope to come back, whether it be right before All-Star break, after All-Star break, just get things to start trending in the right direction and give the fans and this organization some hope for better times that are going to be here.”Love’s injury could complicate things if the Cavaliers intend to trade him.As he leaned on a wall inside the training facility, Love smiled when reminded that the trade deadline is approaching. His name has been linked to numerous deals almost since the day he arrived in 2014. He doesn’t expect that to change.“We’ll see. If not, we will wait until summer,” Love said of a possible trade. “I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve said all along I’ve wanted to be here. I’ve said this too, it’s a business. We saw that last year at the deadline. I had never seen so many guys traded from a team really ever. I had seen, playing six years in Minnesota and now this being my fifth year here, I’ve seen a lot of stuff. Think every trade deadline, draft, free agency, always brings something new.“It’s always different. I would love to be here. Would just love to get through a whole season healthy just because I’ve had nagging things that have taken time and been a little bit unlucky, but I would like to play ball here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MINNEAPOLIS, MN – OCTOBER 19: Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the second quarter of the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on October 19, 2018 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Hannah Foslien/Getty Images/AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — Kevin Love’s comeback has been slow and steady. The Cleveland Cavaliers need it to speed up.Love said Monday that he’s still weeks away from doing any significant on-court work as the five-time All-Star forward recovers from left foot surgery that has sidelined him nearly all season.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Love was recently cleared to accelerate his rehab, but he isn’t sure when he’ll play and suggested he could be out until after February’s All-Star break.“I don’t know,” he said when asked for a timeframe on his return. “It’s really tough for me to say because I don’t know how my foot is going to respond. Hopefully it will be sooner rather than later.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLove has begun shooting and been “up on the toes a little bit” but not running. He’s listening to his doctors and his body.“I don’t know when I’ll be able to go one-on-one, two-on-two, three-on-three, but I think that’s all part of the next few weeks I’d say,” he said. 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Minister Paulwell Turns on Light in Bottom Yard

first_img Residents of Bottom Yard in Bath, St. Thomas, now have electricity in their homes following the completion of installation work in the community by the Rural Electrification Programme Limited (REP), at a cost of $2.5 million.The project, which will benefit upwards of 22 residents, entailed the installation of approximately 0.5 kilometres of power lines, utility poles, transformers, and conductors over a three-month period.Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister, Hon. Phillip Paulwell, who formally switched on the light during a ceremony on Tuesday, July 23, underscored the importance of electricity in advancing development.“Electricity is a vital utility. We can’t speak about the information age; we can’t speak about the revolution that is taking place in information and communications technology; we can’t speak about the 21st Century, until our people have full access to electricity,” he contended.The Minister urged the residents to exercise responsibility in utilizing the service.Health Minister and Member of Parliament for East St. Thomas, where the community is located, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, in welcoming the service, commended the Ministry and REP on an “excellent job”.  He expressed gratitude for the quick response to the community’s request for electricity.In echoing similar sentiments, Acting Mayor of Morant Bay, Councillor Ludlow Mattison, said the project’s completion “means much to the residents”, pointing out that “for a long time, they have endured the darkness; but tonight, indeed, there is light.”Several residents, who spoke with JIS News, were also elated to finally have electricity in their community.Samantha Laing, who has lived in Bottom Yard for just over two years, said that “before (tonight), we were in darkness down here. But I give thanks for what they have done,” she said.Another resident, Fay Ellis, pointed out that travelling in the community at night was challenging as “down here was very dark, the road was very dark, and we could not see (very well) to come down here.”“I feel very grateful to see; in fact we feel great that we all see light come,” Ms. Ellis said.In describing the installation of electricity as “a big thing”, another resident, Dawn Wynter, contended that residents will “feel much safer (in) their surroundings” adding that “they are very happy about it.”In his remarks, REP Chairman, Rev. Dr. Garnett Roper, urged the residents to use the opportunity of having electricity to engage in activities that will enhance themselves and the community.“It’s very important that you make some choices (about) what you want to do, now that you have light. What I think the community of Bottom Yard needs to do…every time you spend some money to use (the) electricity, (is) make sure you can earn some money by the use of (it). And when you do that, you will begin to change the character of the place….because you are increasing your productive output,” Rev. Roper advised. The project entailed the installation of approximately 0.5 kilometres of power lines Residents urged to use the electricity to engage in activities that will enhance themselves Story Highlights Electricity installed in Bottom Yard at a cost of $2.5 millionlast_img read more

2M Partners Revamp AsiaEurope Networks

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Maersk Targeting improved schedule reliability, A.P. Moller – Maersk has overhauled its services connecting Asia and Europe by cutting eight ports calls in the network.The improvements are expected to result in prolonged, but competitive transit times, the company explained.“To meet our customer’s increasing need for reliable cargo delivery, we have reviewed our service network and identified additional time to recover from the potential delays we continue to face from bad weather and other external factors,” says Johan Sigsgaard, Head of Europe Trade, A.P. Moller – Maersk.Maersk said that the enhancements build on the Asia-Europe network changes in May 2018 which enabled it to regain “a market leading position on schedule reliability.”As disclosed, the changes include  a net reduction of eight port calls in the network enabling “extra operational buffer time.”Further, six extra vessels are added across the ten service strings in the network, with weekly deployed capacity remaining unchanged due to slower vessel speeds.The integrated logistics company said that reductions were achieved with minimal impact to product offerings.Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), said in a separate release that it has also revised its ocean network between Asia and Europe.“We can only assume that container terminal congestion at the main ports of the trade will continue to worsen, leading us to anticipate and incorporate longer time buffers in the schedule, in terms of port stays and speed at sea,” MSC said.“MSC is therefore heavily investing in the East-West network to deliver a first-class product and ensure that we match, or even exceed, our customers’ expectations.”Specifically, MSC will phase in additional vessels to existing loops on the trade.  The implementation of the new network is planned for early March 2019 and remains subject to further updates.last_img read more