The world’s best, baddest, well-dressed girl, Rihanna, paid tribute to her “Godfather” “KARL” in two Instagram posts. Email Pharrell, who often wore Chanel on the GRAMMYs red carpet, shared a photo with the ‘goat’: Guitar-wielding, split jumping Franz Ferdinand frontman, Alex Kapranos, reminisced about the time Karl loaned the band his jet so they could make it to the gig on time. Rihanna, Pharrell & More Honor Karl Lagerfeld rihanna-katy-perry-pharrell-williams-more-honor-fashion-visionary-karl-lagerfeld In a rose emoji embellished tribute, Cat Power shared how Karl’s love and friendship “swooped” her off her feet. How Lagerfeld loved music and how music loved him back – artists celebrate the fashion designer’s legacy and influence Erica Hawkins GRAMMYs Feb 25, 2019 – 1:47 pm Karl Lagerfeld, the oft wearer of sunglasses in and out of doors and a slicked-back pony that would eclipse that of even the most poised model on her way to a go-see, passed away last week, leaving us all in the wake of his tailored footsteps, at the age of 85.Much like the classically simplistic and paradoxically show-stopping looks he creative directed for Chanel since 1983, the fashion icon had only a few requests for his remembrance post-earth: a single display of white roses in the largest window of the main Chanel store (with specifications on stem size and type of vase), a script for how employees should and should not respond to his loss (“it’s a hard time for all of us” made the cut) and, of course, no funeral, no pomp and circumstance, just a simple farewell (because who knows what people would show up wearing without his style and meticulous direction?).Without question, Lagerfeld’s love for fashion was as deeply intertwined to who he was as the tweed of a classic Chanel jacket. But what you may not know is that his love for music was just as strong as his love for fashion, as strong as the leather-and-chain combo attached to a vintage quilted lambskin Chanel bag (okay, I may have taken the analogy one step too far). This is evident, not only in the hottest hits compilation he released in partnership with Vogue, Les Musiques Que J’aime, but also in the certain “je ne sais quoi” he brought to his professional and personal relationships with celebrities who happen to be both musically and fashionably inclined. It’s present in the clothing he designed for Rihanna and Lady Gaga or the Jean-Roch music video he starred in with Snoop Dogg. In fact, Lagerfeld put his magic touch on many genres, from shooting an exclusive single cover for Florence + The Machine’s “Shake It Out,” to directing the pontificator of happiness, Pharrell Williams, in a promo video for Chanel.It’s no surprise then that when news of his passing was released from the Parisian fashion house that pop stars whose closets and artistry have benefited from the impact of Lagerfeld’s stylistic visions clamored to social media to pay tribute to the imaginative, forward-thinking purveyor of timeless aesthetics.Pop’s cupcake princess, Katy Perry, paid homage to his witty sense of humor and gorgeous heart of gold. Facebook Disco diva Cher, tweeted about his wicked little sense of humor: J Balvin shared a photo of himself with Karl and Pharrell making prayer hands with the caption “Descansa en paz leyenda Karl Lagerfeld: which translates to “Rest in Peace, Legend.” Miley Cyrus paid tribute while reminding us to “do what pioneers like Karl would want us to do.” Ciara, whose goodies I bet you want, thanked him for photographing her first high fashion shoot. Kylie Minogue reflected on how she couldn’t get Lagerfeld’s ability to be unique, masterful, funny, generous out of her head. The ethereal human leader of the machines, Florence Welch, thanked him for everything. Sheezus herself, Lily Allen, shared her gratitude and wrote that Karl, and Chanel, had made her feel like a princess. The much debated, never recreated, Courtney Love, talked about how weird the world would be without Karl. Rihanna, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams & More Honor Fashion Visionary Karl Lagerfeld Twitter News Music’s emblematic and transformative connection to fashion will always be clear (some would say as clear as the mother of pearl embellishing the sides of your oversized black early 2000s Chanel sunglasses, and I swear this is my last analogy…), and thanks to the direction and impact of designers like Lagerfeld, it always will be.Ozuna, J Balvin & More Pay Tribute To Daddy Yankee At Premio Lo NuestroRead more
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi offers to resign at the Congress Working Committee meeting today.TwitterAfter Congress’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha elections 2019, party president Rahul Gandhi took full responsibility for the Congress’s poll defeat. The Congress chief has offered to resign at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today.However, senior party leaders are persuading him not to resign. It has been reported that former prime minister Manmohan Singh and Rahul’s sister Priyanka Gandhi, too, tried to persuade him not to resign.The first review meeting of the Congress party after its defeat in the Lok Sabha elections included 52 members of the CWC, which includes party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and the chief ministers of all Congress-ruled states – Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.At the CWC meeting, several party leaders including Rahul Gandhi gave their assessment of what went wrong and the remedial steps that must be taken. However, top party leaders claimed that Rahul Gandhi’s relentless “chowkidar chor hai” campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “negative” in its tone.READ: Rahul Gandhi offered to resign after Lok Sabha elections flop show?The meeting of Congress’s highest decision-making body, the CWC, commenced at 11 am today.While the Congress won 52 seats in the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies, the BJP-led NDA has swept back to power in a landslide by winning a record 303 seats out of 542. Congress suffered a loss for the second time in a row at the hands of the Narendra Modi-led BJP.Earlier, sources had said that Rahul Gandhi’s resignation offer was rejected by Sonia Gandhi. However, Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot called the reports “baseless and irrelevant”. “We shall never forget that it was because of Rahul Gandhi’s tireless efforts and fighting spirit that Congress was able to put up a strong challenge to the NDA government,” he said.After the 2019 mandate, rumors of Congress President’s resignation are baseless and irrelevant. We shall never forget that it was because of Sh. #RahulGandhi’s tireless efforts and fighting spirit that Congress was able to put up a strong challenge to NDA government.1/2— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) May 24, 2019Also, senior Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam asked why should Gandhi resign when the entire party fought “bravely” under his leadership. He said that the election loss was their “bad luck” but that shouldn’t raise questions on the leadership. “Under the leadership of Congress President @RahulGandhi we fought this election bravely. He worked very hard undoubtedly. Our bad luck,we lost. Why should he resign? No. He should continue to lead the party. We will fight back under his leadership and come back soon,” tweeted Nirupam.
Shahriar Alam and Tarique RahmanState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam claimed on Tuesday that his Facebook page was hacked.And, he added, the post he gave on Monday showing copies of BNP acting chairman Tarique Rahman’s passport and application to the UK home office was no longer there.Shahriar’s Facebook post on Tuesday reads, “My Facebook (page) has gone through huge torture overnight. Hacking! The posts have disappeared.”Asked about the matter, Shahriar Alam on Tuesday morning told Prothom Alo that some of his Facebook posts had been vanished as, he insisted, his page was hacked.Addressing a reception in London a few days ago, the state minister told newsmen that Tarique Rahman, who has been living in London since 2008, gave up his nationality by handing over his Bangladesh passport to the UK home office almost four years ago.Following the state minister’s remarks, the BNP challenged and the BNP’s law affairs secretary Kaiser Kamal, on behalf of Tarique Rahman, served a legal notice upon Shahriar.According to the legal notice, Shahriar was asked to say sorry either to the nation or Tarique Rahman. Otherwise, it added, legal action will be taken.Addressing a press conference at his Gulshan house following the legal notice, Shahriar on Monday reiterated his position and said Tarique, his wife and daughters handed over their passports to the UK home office nearly in June 2014.He also said the UK home office then sent their passports to the Bangladesh high commission in London. The passports are now kept at the Bangladesh high commission office.After the press conference, Shahriar Alam posted copies of Tarique’s passport and the application to the UK government.
Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain. UNB File Photo.Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Friday said there is no alternative to vote for the ‘boat’ symbol.“The development of the country will be stopped if countrymen vote on any symbol other than boat,” the minister said, reports UNB.He said this while addressing a mass gathering at Government Rajendra College ground in Faridpur in the afternoon.The district unit of Bangladesh Awami League (AL) organised the gathering.The government led by prime minister Shiekh Hasina has been working to make the country hunger and poverty free as was dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, he added.
With a record of almost 1,100 people drowning, suffocating or dying of hypothermia on overcrowded boats so far this year, the North Africa to Italy crossing is considered the deadliest sea passage in the world. Photo: ReutersSeventy-five migrants rescued in the Mediterranean and stranded for two weeks off Tunisia will be allowed to disembark after accepting that they will be returned home, the Red Crescent said.Representatives of the International Organization for Migration are preparing to meet the migrants, to find out what they want to do, before the IOM finances their potential return.But “it is their choice to return (home) or not”, said Lorena Lando, the head of the IOM in Tunisia.Egyptian tugboat Maridive 601 rescued the migrants off the southern Tunisian coast in late May after they embarked from Libya, a key launchpad for sub-Saharan Africans making dangerous bids to reach Europe by sea.The vessel has been anchored since 31 May off the southern port of Zarzis, where authorities have refused to allow the vessel to dock despite an appeal by the boat’s captain.After a visit by officials from Bangladesh’s embassy, the migrants agreed to return home, according to Mongi Slim, a Red Crescent official.Red Crescent representatives are preparing to welcome to port 64 Bangladeshis, nine Egyptians, a Moroccan, a Sudanese citizen, who left Zuwara in Libya in late May.The migrants—which include at least 32 children and unaccompanied minors—are to be transferred to a reception centre in Sfax.The migrants would return home from Thursday, Slim added.Last August, another commercial ship, the Sarost 5, was stranded for more than two weeks at sea with 40 migrants that it had rescued.Worried about creating a precedent, Tunisian authorities said they accepted the migrants as an exception and for “humanitarian” reasons.On 10 May, 16 migrants—most from Bangladesh—were saved by Tunisian fishermen, after their boat sank, killing around 60 others. Two of those rescued decided to return home.Humanitarian boats and those of the European Union’s “Operation Sophia” anti-piracy force had scooped up most stranded migrants in recent years.But rescue operations dropped in 2019, due to a reduction in Sophia’s operational zone and steps taken against rescue NGOs by European states seeking to limit migration.