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Cas Carter: Topshop is a victim of the marriage of social media and fast fashion

CAS CARTER Last updated 13:32, September 11 2017 DAN DENNISON/GETTY While it’s sad to see Topshop go, today’s shoppers expect everything to be super up-to-date. OPINION: American fashion designer Marc Jacobs said “the customer is the final filter” and Topshop just learnt that the hard way, announcing last week that its New Zealand stores were going into receivership. Commentators are claiming ...

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Social media gives insight into Hurricane Irma’s fury

Last Updated Sep 10, 2017 8:54 PM EDT As Hurricane Irma raked the Florida Keys on Sunday and moves north, early signs of the storm’s power were on display on social media. David Sutta of CBS Miami shared video on Twitter that showed some of the damage in Key Largo, including a steel sign bent in half. Sutta tweeted that the ...

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Steve Bannon on ’60 Minutes’: Media Trying to ‘Destroy’ Trump

WASHINGTON — Steve Bannon, in his first major interview since stepping down as Donald Trump’s chief strategist, lashed out at the mainstream media, saying it’s trying to destroy Trump, and defended the president’s use of Twitter as a necessary way of going over their heads. Bannon, in an interview with Charlie Rose for “60 Minutes,” also railed against the Washington ...

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White House social media director tweets misleading hurricane video

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Would-be candidates concerned about running for the election because of social media trolling – The Mercury

The Mercury Would-be candidates concerned about running for the election because of social media trollingThe Mercury“I’ve been called a stupid slut on social media, a mad Green bitch,” Ms O’Connor said. “It does affect you. “Obviously as a member of Parliament I’ve got the skin of a rhinoceros but there’ll be all sorts of people who don’t have my level ...

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Charity call for guidelines on how media report rape issues in light of George Hook controversy

The head of a victims’ support charity has called for guidelines on how the media cover the issue of rape. Noeline Blackwell, chief executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, called for editors and journalists to collaborate with the organisation after broadcaster George Hook made controversial remarks about a trial in Britain. The Newstalk presenter apologised after questioning “personal responsibility” ...

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Simon Draper: Why North Korea matters to New Zealanders

SIMON DRAPER Last updated 05:00, September 11 2017 We’ve had a long period of stability in this part of the world – is that all about to change? OPINION: In previous columns, I’ve talked about how our research shows that while most New Zealanders view Asia as important to New Zealand’s future, two-thirds of us say we know little or nothing ...

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Oklahoma State soars to No. 9 in AP media poll

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are moving up in Associated Press media poll after falling last week. The Cowboys jumped to No. 9 in the media poll released Sunday afternoon after being ranked 11th last week. Earlier, they soared to eighth in the Amway coaches’ poll after being ranked 10th last week. The movement comes after  the  Cowboys dominated South Alabama, ...

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Videos shared on social media show strength of Hurricane Irma

MIAMI — As Hurricane Irma roared ashore in South Florida, social media was flooded with videos of the storm’s incredible strength. Storm chaser Simon Brewer has been posting incredible footage of whipping winds. In one video, Brewer gets out of his vehicle and is seen struggling to stand in the storm. Storm chaser Mike Theiss posted a video of water ...

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