How ‘The World’s Best Travel Jeans’ Brand Pivoted After The World Stopped Traveling

My favorite travel apparel is made by a local Los Angeles company called Aviator. Don’t tell anyone I said this but I essentially live in two pairs of Aviator’s comfort-stretch travel jeans — officially called The World’s Best Travel Jeans — made from 49% Lyocell, 42% cotton, 6% elasterell, and 3% spandex. You know travel jeans are extraordinary when you wear them in a year like 2020 when everyone is stuck at home all the time.


Colby Kane is the designer and former Macy’s art director behind the brand, and he and I kindred spirits. We both live to travel and make travel part of our work. But since March, he’s had to adjust to the radical new realities of running a small fashion brand in the most challenging business climate in recent history.

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Maine nurse uses vacation time to volunteer around the world

Geneva Sides has spent the last 20 years using her vacation time to volunteer around the globe. For the last three years, she’s been doing work for Operation Smile.

ST ALBANS, Maine — Many people recognize the importance of volunteering but few would use their vacation days to do it. For the last two decades, that is exactly what nurse Geneva Sides from St. Albans has been doing. For the last three years, Sides has been one of only three Mainers traveling to remote parts of the world to volunteer with Operation Smile. 

Operation Smile, founded in 1982, travels the world with the help of volunteer surgeons, nurses, medical record keepers, and others to repair cleft palates. Over the last four decades, the organization has repaired more than 300,000 people’s faces. 

Sides says the surgeries help children and adults, many of whom have been ostracized because of their deformity, be

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January 2021 Options Now Available For Camping World Holdings (CWH)

Investors in Camping World Holdings Inc (Symbol: CWH) saw new options begin trading today, for the January 2021 expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the CWH options chain for the new January 2021 contracts and identified one put and one call contract of particular interest.

The put contract at the $30.00 strike price has a current bid of $2.70. If an investor was to sell-to-open that put contract, they are committing to purchase the stock at $30.00, but will also collect the premium, putting the cost basis of the shares at $27.30 (before broker commissions). To an investor already interested in purchasing shares of CWH, that could represent an attractive alternative to paying $30.45/share today.

Because the $30.00 strike represents an approximate 1% discount to the current trading price of the stock (in other words it is out-of-the-money by that percentage), there

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Coronavirus live news: Iran passes 1m Covid-19 cases; WHO looks at possible ‘e-vaccination certificates’ for travel | World news

The last remaining foreign staff of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have left North Korea, the latest in a mass exodus of foreigners amid strict coronavirus lockdowns.

North Korea has reported zero confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the government has imposed stifling measures that in some cases go beyond the controls already in place in the politically and economically isolated country.

International ICRC staff left Pyongyang on Wednesday and the organisation’s ongoing work there will be managed by its delegation in Beijing, said Graziella Leite Piccoli, the ICRC’s deputy head of delegation for east Asia.

“They have completed their assignments in the DPRK,” she said, using the initials of North Korea’s official name, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. “They will be going to their home countries to reunite with their families.”

The ICRC office remained open with very limited activities given the current anti-coronavirus

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United States Toughens Visa Rules for ‘Malign’ Chinese Communist Party Members: NYT | World News

(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has restricted travel to the United States by Chinese Communist Party members and their families, the New York Times newspaper reported on Thursday, a move China condemned as political oppression.

New rules issued on Wednesday limit the validity of travel visas for party members and families to one month and a single entry, the paper reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Previously, party members, like other Chinese citizens, could obtain U.S. visitor visas of up to 10 years’ duration, it said.

“This clearly is an escalated form of political oppression towards China by some extreme anti-China forces in the U.S. who act out of intense ideological bias and a deep-rooted Cold War mentality,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying responded at a news briefing on Thursday.

The NYT quoted a spokesman for the U.S. State Department as saying the move was

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Here are the ‘most popular’ cosmetic procedures around the world for 2020, says medical travel company

When it comes down to cosmetic procedures, some rank higher than others.

And with beauty being in the eye of the beholder, of course the types of procedures people are looking into vary around the world. That’s why the German-based health consultation resource Qunomedical analyzed internal search data to find out which procedures its users want.

In the U.S., the top 14 searches for cosmetic procedures on Qunomedical in 2020 are Botox injections, liposuction, tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts, rhinoplasties, breast enlargement surgeries, hair transplants, lip fillers, mommy makeovers, breast reduction surgeries, facelifts, butt implants, gynecomastia surgeries (breast reduction for men) and beard transplants.


The same cosmetic procedures and surgeries were found to be the most popular across the 11 other countries Qunomedical analyzed, however, the order varied.

People around the world are largely looking into 14 cosmetic procedures to enhance their body or face, search data from Qunomedical shows. (iStock)

People around the world are largely looking into 14 cosmetic procedures to enhance

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How to attend the heavyweight world title fight at Wembley Arena

The upcoming fight between Anthony Joshua and mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at Wembley Arena will welcome 1,000 fans, Matchroom Boxing has announced.

Anthony Joshua, Eddie Hearn, Kubrat Pulev posing for the camera

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Joshua will be defending his his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO heavyweight world titles against the Bulgarian veteran.  

Those lucky enough to get hold of tickets will have to adhere to strict guidelines to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Those include only attending the fight with members of the same household, and wearing a mask at all times other than to eat or drink while seated.

“I can’t tell you how happy I am to see fans returning to our live boxing events,” said Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter and managing director of Matchroom Sport. “Whilst the team have done an incredible job over the last 10 months we live and breathe through the energy and atmosphere that a live crowd generates.

“It’s so

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New York State Common Retirement Fund Sells 2,500 Shares of Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH)

New York State Common Retirement Fund decreased its position in Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH) by 7.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 30,300 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,500 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund’s holdings in Camping World were worth $901,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. grew its position in Camping World by 11.9% during the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,899 shares of the company’s stock valued at $79,000 after buying an additional 309 shares during the period. American International Group Inc. grew its position in Camping World by 2.9% during the second

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Federated Hermes Inc. Increases Stock Holdings in Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH)

Federated Hermes Inc. raised its stake in Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH) by 8.6% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 348,314 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 27,516 shares during the period. Federated Hermes Inc. owned 0.39% of Camping World worth $10,362,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wasatch Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Camping World by 5.5% during the second quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 4,121,599 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,943,000 after acquiring an additional 215,174 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Camping World by 3.7% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,424,102 shares of the company’s stock valued at $72,118,000 after acquiring an

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