KARACHI: At least one female passenger was killed while several others were injured when a Karachi Express carriage bound for Lahore skidded near Rohri in the early hours of Sunday.
The Karachi Express bound for Lahore encountered an accident near Rohri and Pano Aqil, killing the woman and injuring several others in addition to suspending up and down rural rail traffic.
Edhi’s Ambulance Team, local residents and Rangers paramilitary took part in the rescue work. They initially faced problems due to darkness. According to Edhi’s sources, several passengers were injured in the accident and at least six people were transferred to a nearby hospital. A total of 7-8 Karachi Express carriages skidded somewhere between Pano Aqil and Rohri train stations. From 4-5 of these carriages fell into the nearest ravine. The train team from Sukkur reached the site, where police and a district management team were also deployed to help with the rescue work.
According to railway authorities, trains coming from Lahore were stranded at Pano Aqil, Ghotki and Rahimyar Khan. So it is with the train from
Karachi is stranded at Khairpur, Ranipur, Gambat and Rohri stations. The ascending and descending lines will be cleared at midday Sunday, said railroad company DCO Sukkur.
KARACHI: A married woman from the Bajaur Agency was shot dead apparently in the name of honor at her Karachi home on Saturday.
Police and rescuers Gulshan-e-Maymar reached the property in Ghani Goth and took the deceased to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where she was identified as 50-year-old Dildasta, Sher Wali’s wife.
SHO Mansoor Ali said the woman’s husband contracted two marriages and had five children from the first wife and seven children from the second. He told police that his wife used to fight a lot, and his first wife and their children left him about seven years ago and started living in Kashmir. Police said Dildasta worked as a tailor at his home. They said two men had arrived at her home a few days ago to sew some clothes and told her they would return two days later. On Saturday, the two men were said to have arrived at his home on a motorbike and one of them entered the house and shot and killed the woman. The victim was alone at the time of the shooting. The police also questioned her husband, and suspected the incident might have occurred in the name of honor.
Maison Rabih Kayrouz returns to basics, returns to the iconic piece, gives a new breath, and expresses the DNA of the House firmly….
On August 4, 2020, Rabih Kayrouz was one of the many people who were physically affected by the Beirut explosion that rocked Lebanon. He hasn’t done many interviews since then. The famous designer suffered a brain hemorrhage, two clots and twenty stitches that day. As a result, ready-to-wear collections were limited last September, or, no haute couture collections in January, as Kayrouz took a step back to heal physically and emotionally – and refocus the brand.
In an interview before today’s collection was revealed, the first obvious question was: how are you?
“My first answer is I am fine. I had the opportunity to be in Paris, so I’m grateful. And then I’ll think a lot more and say, it’s really terrible what’s going on. We have to get out there and move forward despite the injuries, morale and physique. I rented a showroom in Beirut and the landlord is rebuilding, so we have the opportunity to have another place. My team was amazing because I was injured and couldn’t move, and my team moved to the next location, and the landlord kindly gave it to us, and we can move on. ”
“These are my fond memories of this situation, but the ones who will save Lebanon are the Lebanese. I gave very few interviews because at the moment it was difficult for me. Physically I am good enough but I am still moved by everything. I woke up with all the destruction around me. I am the generation that built that part of Beirut and we were there in 1995, and can see all the development, and it is moving to see the destruction. ”
Forced into a long recovery, Kayrouz slowly came out and returned to work. “Despite the explosion in Lebanon, the world has been blown up by this pandemic and it is not an easy situation anywhere so it is difficult to continue. I have the privilege of being in Paris, which is a civilized city. I don’t feel safe going back to Lebanon now, I’m really recovering in Paris, ” he mused.
And now that he’s back, he’s made the move at Maison Rabih Kayrouz with just three letters: MRK, the initials signifying that he’s going to make two presentations a year, in January and July. Prices will be lowered twenty to thirty percent, as the fabric will come from the Maison archives and the partnership with the producer has changed. MRK will offer a makeover wardrobe with key pieces to suit every occasion. Timeless cuts will always be an option, and couture cuts will be found on coats, jackets, shirts, pants and skirts.
“Despite the explosion, I have been thinking since last May to take a different direction and change things at Maison Rabih Kayrouz. Because of what’s happening in this world, I thought of moving my work to another level, and getting out of this busy fashion system. To reduce fashions and more clothes and turn Maison Rabih Kayrouz into a brand where we love clothes, where we want to create perfect collections for the women we love. ”
“We will return to our treasure trove, bring it back with new energy and new cloth. We have very specific fabrics that have been developed for us. Why let them go? For us, it’s about getting back to our roots and DNA and working with everything we love, in form and matter. This is what I want since June, to bring MRK to this level and this explosion is coming and I am obliged to step down and, in this way, my team can work on the summer collection and I can be more present. for the winter collection. We’ve taken all of MRK’s iconic pieces, with iconic fabrics, bringing this winter collection with new energy. This way, our new wardrobe is more accessible because when we can think about our collections one step further, we can have a much more affordable price. “
MRK’s Fall Winter 2021 collection is digitally revealed today during Paris Fashion Week, with a “cocoon” outfit offering assurance and protection. The model showed off a performance of the song “All Is Full of Love” by Bristol featuring Yasmine Hamdan. Wrap coats, robes and trench coats, onto fitted skirts, trousers and shirts every time. MRK’s signature blouses and dresses flow with charmeuse style, shirts with poplin graphics, clever tailoring, and architectural gowns, the most visible gold numbers in the film. Kayrouz and his team have used a variety of materials from double gabardine, wool, velvet and brocade. The color palette ranges from black and white, to bright greens, blues, and reds.
“I want my collection to be more accessible than ever. The woman I wear will be able to wear my clothes more than before. And in this way, we will attract both younger and newer clients. As a designer, it’s my dream to see people on the streets wearing my clothes, so I have to make them easily accessible. ”
Full member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, This means that MRK is a haute couture brand. Unlike other Levantine colleagues in the fashion field, MRK couture isn’t about sequins and sparkles. “A strong woman doesn’t need any decorations to become what she is not. Suzy Menkes once said, “I am an architect in a world full of creatives.” And I like this, he chuckled. “It’s about cutting, it’s about craft and respect for craft. It is not about decorating what is and what is not. I like to have common sense in my work and make things important. All the shine surrounding the cut is unreal and I have no interest in doing so. During the last 10 years in Paris I have been able to convey that emotion in my RTW [ready-to-wear] pieces too. “
Looking ahead and past the pandemic, Kayrouz is hopeful in fashion, but he sees these days as a reaction to the creativity that will come after Covid. “Fashion is always a reflection of what is happening in the world. There will definitely be a reaction because we haven’t been able to express our individuality for almost the past year. “
“Over the past few years, we have been led by a certain single thought. This is what works and we are guided more by the commercial and marketing side, which makes the collection look the same. But with these two years almost non-existent, when we come back we will have no reference between commercial and sales. We will express freely, beautifully, and spiritually our creations because we need fun, we need to express ourselves, we need individuality, and we will return with energy and responsibility. The world needs 6 months to another year to return to normal. ”
Public figures from writers to lawmakers have launched a campaign ahead of International Women’s Day to remove the “sexist ‘definition of a woman from a leading Italian dictionary, which currently contains 30 different words for a sex worker.
About 100 famous Italians signed a letter demanding changes to the Treccani online dictionary after a similar campaign forced the Oxford English dictionary to change its definition last year.
They argue that terms with negative connotations such as “puttana” (whore) and “cagna” (bitch) should be removed from the list of synonyms and suggest that the synonyms listed under “man” are broadly positive.
“Such expressions are not only offensive but … reinforce the negative and misogynistic stereotypes that demean women and present them as lesser beings,” said the letter, which was published in the daily newspaper La Repubblica on Friday.
“This is dangerous because language shapes reality and influences the way women perceive and treat women.”
In a lengthy response letter, Treccani’s Italian vocabulary director, Valeria Della Valle, said that while she appreciated the campaign’s rationale, she did not feel the dictionary needed to be changed.
“Not by lighting a bonfire … to burn off words that offend us, we will be able to maintain our image and role (as women),” wrote Della Valle.
It is the role of the dictionary to include even “the most disgusting and outdated expressions” while clearly labeling them as prejudice or originating from old views and no longer acceptable, he said.
In November last year, Oxford University Press updated the definition of “woman” in its dictionary after a similar petition signed by tens of thousands sparked a review.
The famous English dictionary has been criticized for including terms such as “bitch”, “bird”, and “bint” which have similar meanings to “woman”.
Maria Beatrice Giovanardi, the equality activist who initiated both campaigns, said Treccani’s definition was even more offensive, as it contained 30 different terms to describe a sex worker.
“These words are not synonyms of the word ‘woman’. They can be offensive synonyms of the word ‘sex worker’ but not ‘woman’,” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by telephone.
“It’s really a struggle to find anything positive in that definition; it’s very old-fashioned,” added Giovanardi, an Italian living in England.
Among the synonyms listed under the definition of male are “uomo d’amore” (businessman), “uomo di cuore” (man at heart) and “uomo d’integno” (man of genius), he said.
Giovanardi said he hoped the letter, signed by former lower house chairman Laura Boldrini and novelist Michela Murgia, would start a public debate about sexism in a Mediterranean country.
“Sexism is an everyday problem,” he said, “and the dictionary is first and foremost an educational tool.”
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, a Thomson Reuters charity, provided financial support to make this article possible.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday that the pandemic risks rolling back the progress made on gender equality, as women take up the lion’s share of childcare in lockdowns and are more likely to work in risky jobs.
“We have to make sure that the pandemic does not make us return to the old gender patterns that we think we have overcome,” Merkel said in a video message ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.
Women have been disproportionately affected by the health crisis, he said, while being underrepresented in decision-making positions.
“Again more often than not it is women who have to master the balancing act of homeschooling, childcare and their own work,” said the veteran leader.
Women also outnumber men in the nursing profession at a time when the job was “very challenging.”
“More than 75 percent of those working in the health sector are women, from doctors’ offices and hospitals, to laboratories and pharmacies,” Merkel said – yet women occupy nearly 30 percent of management positions in the area.
“It is impossible for women to largely carry our society, but at the same time not be equally involved in important political, economic and social decisions,” she added.
Merkel welcomed recent legislation requiring registered German companies to include more women on their executive boards.
But she said more needed to be done to support women, including through expanding childcare facilities and equal pay.
“Women ultimately have to earn the same income as men,” he said.
Germany has one of the largest gender pay gaps in the European Union, with women’s earnings on average 19 percent lower than men in 2019 – partly because many German women work part-time.
The gap narrows to six percent when comparing men and women in the same job.
Merkel’s warning was echoed in the European Union’s annual report on gender equality released earlier this week.
The study found that the pandemic “has exacerbated inequality between women and men in almost all areas of life”.
In addition to the increased childcare burden from closing schools and nurseries, it was argued that women were also more likely to work in low-paying jobs in the service sectors hardest hit by the closure, putting them at higher risk of unemployment.
It could take years, or even decades to overcome the gender regression caused by the pandemic, he said.