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EXHIBITIONIST: Phoebe English showcased pieces from her fall 2019 women’s wear offering at the Morley Gallery in South London at an exhibition called “Inanimate, Animate. (Only) Half the Reflection,” a show in two parts, the second of which features 30 charming marionettes wearing to-scale pieces from her archive.
The person-sized clothes, which made their debut during the men’s shows last month in a presentation, were suspended from the ceiling on rotating mechanisms that afforded close-up inspection of the intricate techniques that have earned her a loyal following.
There was a black pinafore dress with T-shaped cuts outlined with wide satin stitch embroidery, and a delicate white mesh harness.
“We call this coat, ‘The Coat of Dreams (and of Nightmares)’,” said English, fondly nodding to a black topper made from a great many patches of recycled black fabric, each piece encased in fine silk tulle. The kind of deceptively simple, thing that a cursory glance sets the mind to thinking, “Right, black coat” but an up-close eye-ball reveals all its complexities.
The space was scented by Timothy Han, who used the aromas of birch tar and dry wheat from his “On the Road” fragrance to emphasize English’s focus on natural sustainable fabrics, and Johanna Burnheart performed
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(LONDON) — Police have confirmed that the body recovered from a plane in the English Channel is that of Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala.
Dorset police made the announcement on Thursday evening after a coroner’s examination of the body, which was recovered from the seabed wreckage of the plane on Wednesday.
Sala, who had just signed with Premier League club Cardiff, and pilot David Ibbotson were the only people onboard the small aircraft that disappeared over the English Channel last month.
Investigators have not been able to recover the aircraft, which was flying from Nantes to Cardiff after Sala transferred from the French city’s team.
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The Thursday Handfuls are great, but what if Monday (or Tuesday) rolls around and there are a few sales that can’t wait til the weekend? You’ll find three of the best, with a few picks from each, to start the week below.
- Wool/Cotton Italian Knit Blue Plaid Sportcoat – $ 261.75 ($ 698)
- Regent Fit Harris Tweed Multi-Windowpane Sport Coat – $ 261.75 ($ 698)
- Wool/Cotton Italian Knit Regent Fit Mini-Brokenbone Sport Coat – $ 261.75 ($ 698) shown at top of post
- Regent Fit Hopsack Sport Coat – $ 224.10 ($ 498)
- Tie Driving Moccasins – $ 94.50 ($ 168)
- Regent Fit Hopsack Sport Coat – $ 224.10 ($ 498)
Hot dog, it’s sportcoat-huntin’ season. Couple of knit options up there, but some standard wool hopsacks as well. Of course, there’s plenty more to the Brooks Brothers sale section, but sportcoats that are on sale, and then get another cut are always a solid bet from BB.
#2. Massdrop: Made in the UK Loake Cap Toes – $ 224.99 FINAL ($ 360)
Goodyear welted, Made in the UK, and your choice of either a smooth leather sole, or a studded dainite sole for grip. At checkout, it’s your choice between black shoes with leather or Dainite soles, the dark brown shoes with leather or Dainite soles, or the mahogany shoes with leather soles. It IS UK sizing though. So, most are gonna wanna size down a full size. Just be careful with that.
- Italian Melton Bomber Jacket – $ 124.99 ($ 298)
- Leather 15″ Laptop Sleeve – $ 33.99 ($ 89.99)
- Slim or Athletic Tapered Brushed Traveler Pant – $ 52.49 ($ 109)
- Italian Merino Shawl-Collar Sweater – $ 43.99 ($ 98.50)
- Wool-Blend Snap Glove – $ 34.99 ($ 89.50)
- Herne Suede Wingtip – $ 57.49 ($ 158)
- Billi Buckle Boot – $ 69.99 ($ 188)
- Bombay Suede Belt – $ 22.49 ($ 59.50)
Still going strong. Holy cow there’s a lot in there. Welcome to end of season winter clearance. Items are coming and going. Big fan of that Motion-Stretch cotton blend blazer, and the leather laptop sleeves are pretty nice too. Sizes are scattered, but picks above had at least a decent size selection at post time.
These aren’t without risk. Hardly. In fact, it’s a gamble. $ 25 restocking fee on any returns through the mail. And it’s a little concerning that AE is now saying that after this extra 30% off deal, Factory 2nds will only be available for limited times moving forward? The hell does that mean? That just plays into the #narrative that the #menswear internet community (by the way I hate hashtags but I’m using them as descriptors here) is pushing that overall quality by AE is dropping. So no more 2nds / Shoebank open at all times? Does that mean they’re loosening standards on what makes a first quality shoe? Whether that’s true or not seems to be less relevant than ever. If they don’t think customers who pay any attention aren’t asking that question, they’re seriously underestimating the chatter that goes on around them.
Also worth a mention…
- J. Crew: Extra 60% off sale (almost all final sale?) w/ GOFORIT
- EXPRESS: Extra 50% off clearance.
- Club Monaco: Extra 40% off sale items.
- Lands’ End: 50% off one full price item w/ SCARF and 8794
- Ledbury: Extra 40% off Sale items w/ FINAL40
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Ever since the British empire ruled over almost a quarter of the world so many years ago, the English language was always changing dialects all over the globe. Though very similar, there are some big differences between the three different types of English – Australian, British, and American. In addition to all that, accents can get confusing to every native English speaker for now and then. Many of our words remain the same and have the same meanings. Others have slightly altered spellings. Some, however, are used very differently.
Americans and Australians use the word flannel to describe a shirt with a checked or plaid design, while Britons see a flannel as a small washcloth. These shirts are often described as checked or occasionally plaid in Britain. So, we’d advise not asking to borrow a British guy’s flannel, even if you just want a shirt.
In Britain, an elevator is known as lift. While ‘lift’ to an American makes you think of weights or picking something up, in Britain, a lift takes you between levels of a building. Although to confuse matters further, Britons also use lift in the same way as Americans, in terms of moving things. Australians have the best of both worlds and use the two interchangeably.
In both Britain and America, a cactus is a small prickly plant from the desert. In Australia, however, cactus means something completely different. To Australians, saying something is cactus means it is broken or not working. For example, a leaking washing machine would be cactus – very dissimilar to our meaning of the word.
In Australia, a blue most commonly means a fight and often, is a nickname for a redhead. This is because redheads had a reputation for being aggressive in the early 1900s, so redheads became known as ‘blueys,’ thanks to the local slang of blue meaning fight. In Britain, feeling blue usually means sad or miserable. In all three forms of English, however, blue is, of course, a color.
Americans refer to a basket full of dirty laundry as a hamper, whereas Britain and Australia simply call it a laundry basket. A hamper in these two countries is more commonly a small wicker basket, usually used to carry cutlery and food for picnics.
In America, pants are the bottom half of our outfits, but in Britain, pants are called trousers. Pants are referring to a very different thing – undergarments. So, you’d get a very funny look if you asked your friend what pants they were wearing on a night out! Meanwhile, once again, Australians use the two terms interchangeably.
Whether you travel across America, Australia, or Britain, you’re bound to notice some pretty significant differences between the languages; from strange words and slang, to accent variations which make the language hard to understand. Thankfully, you’ll get the most part of the conversation, however, no matter where you travel of the three main English-speaking countries, due to the similarities and general familiarity of the languages.
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Maybe youâre stuck in traffic on the commute home from a job you donât like. Or maybe youâre a fresh-out-of-college grad who is hesitant to jump into the corporate world.
Whatever your situation, youâve probably said this at some point: Somethingâs got to change.
Blowing your savings on an international trip isnât the smartest move. Taking a gap year doesnât sound like a good fit, either. But you know you want to see the world.
If you are a native English speaker, thereâs a really practical solution to this dilemma: teaching English abroad. You wonât have to forego a full year of job experience or drain your bank account to do it. In fact, youâll boost your resume and very likely save hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars while traveling.
I personally saved up to a thousand dollars a month teaching in South Korea, and my case isnât unique, either. Jessie Smith, an expert in teaching English abroad for the International TEFL Academy (ITA), saved a similar amount each month when she taught overseas.
It all depends on what your goals are, Raneem Taleb-Agha said. She taught English in Spain shortly after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, and said the experience jump-started her career in writing and editing.
âThis is your chance to go and see the world and experience life in another country,â she said.
How to Teach English Abroad
If you were born in an English-speaking country, consider yourself lucky. English is the worldâs business language, and many countries are scrambling to learn it. That means jobs teaching English are in high demand.
There are a plethora of teaching programs, countries, certifications and jobs to choose from. Below are some of the biggest considerations and steps you can take before booking those plane tickets.
Standard Requirements to Teach English Overseas
When you think of teaching, you might think it requires a bachelorâs or even a masterâs degree in the field. Thatâs because degrees are needed for typical grade school teaching jobs inside the U.S. But because the demand is so high for English teachers abroad, a degree isnât always needed.
Of course, the requirements vary for each individual job listing, but itâs fairly easy for most U.S. citizens to get into the industry.
To meet basic requirements for international teaching jobs, you must:
- Be a native English speaker.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have a high school diploma.
If you prefer to teach in Western Europe, chances are you will need a bachelorâs degree. (Two notable exceptions are Spain and Italy.)
âIf you donât have a four-year degree,â Taleb-Agha said, âI would recommend looking particularly at Southeast Asia or Latin America.â
Even though several countries donât require a related degree or previous teaching experience, itâs very important to make sure you have the necessary teaching skills for the job.
âBe someone who is going to put in the work, time and effort to give the children a good experience,â Taleb-Agha said. âAt the end of the day, their education is most important.â
Thatâs where certifications come in. And there are a ton of them.
Find the Right TEFL Certification Program
When searching for English teaching programs, you will come across a lot of acronyms, namely TEFL and TESOL. TEFL stands for âTeaching English as a Foreign Language.â TESOL means âTeaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.â
The terms are often interchangeable, but youâre more likely to see TEFL associated with certifications.This certification is all about practical English-teaching and classroom-management skills.
You can find certification programs, completed mostly online, at universities or through providers like ITA, who offer certification courses and job assistance in the destination country.
The University of Cambridgeâs English teaching certification is referred to as the CELTA, short for Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults.
Though it costs more than most TEFL certifications, the CELTA is widely recognized internationally.
âCELTA is the global gold standard,â said Peter Novak, country manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cambridge Assessment English, a nonprofit English-language certification department at the University of Cambridge. âYou can hop into any language school and start teaching the next day â and start teaching confidently.â
Not all situations require a certificate from the University of Cambridge, but it certainly wonât hurt. In many cases, it will boost your salary. At the very least, make sure the TEFL program includes a practicum component where you are in a classroom teaching real students.
Both Novak and Smith noted that there are a lot of less-than-reputable, bargain-bin programs, which arenât accredited.
According to Smith, legitimate TEFL certifications should consist of:
- 100 hours of coursework.
- In-person teaching practicum with a non-English speaker, up to 20 hours.
- Curriculum accredited by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training, College of Teachers or Training Qualifications UK, or through a university.
- Courses taught by a credentialed professor or instructor of TESOL.
Smith said to be wary of Groupo TEFL certifications taught by âTEFL coachesâ instead of professors. Any too-good-to-be-true pricing is also a red flag.
âA true university-level TEFL class could not possibly run under $ 1,000â or so, Smith said. Sometimes, âyouâll see the words âself-accredited,â which â needless to say â means just about nothing.â
Choose the Country Thatâs Best for You
Ask yourself what type of experience you want.
Do you want to save a lot of money? Break even financially? Travel to a particular region? Learn a certain language?
âItâs important to keep an open mind,â Taleb-Agha said. âConsider destinations that you never thought you were interested in. Go somewhere even if you donât speak the language.â
Itâs also important to consider the requirements of most jobs in the country. Your qualifications are important to determine which country to teach in.
Smith broke it down into a few categories:
- For experienced teachers or masterâs degree holders, try the United Arab Emirates. She said the pay is high and they really âroll out the red carpet for teachers.â
- Fresh out of college? Taiwan, Vietnam or South Korea are great Asian options. Germany and the Czech Republic are top European destinations as well.
- For less experienced teachers, there are plenty of options in Latin America and a couple in Western Europe, like Spain and Italy.
Novak said it may be a little harder to break into the English teaching industry in Northern European countries.
âEnglish is so highly integrated in their societies,â he said, noting that they still require English teachers, just at a very advanced level.
And as with all international travel, make sure to check out the U.S. State Departmentâs travel advisory scale. Countries are rated on a scale of one to four â the higher the worse. A four rating simply reads, âDo not travel.â Pretty self-explanatory there.
Start Your Job Hunt
Youâve done your research and picked a country. You maybe even got a TEFL or CELTA certification. Now you have to find a job.
Some TEFL providers like ITA and Teach Adventures Asia help or even guarantee you employment after youâve completed the program. Some countries have government-run English teaching programs, like Japanâs JET program or South Koreaâs EPIK program, that place you in a public school.
But most of the time, the job hunt is up to you. Forums, Facebook groups, blogs and travel websites are all fairly good ways to find work overseas.
Taleb-Agha found her teaching job in Spain on her own.
âUsing Google, I found a lot of helpful blogs,â she said.
If youâre doing the research yourself, she recommends using Young Adventuress and Go Overseas, which offers program and job reviews. She also writes several helpful articles on teaching abroad for Go Overseas as a topic expert.
And once youâve found a school, make sure to vet it properly. After all, youâre about to move across the globe to work there.
âRequest to speak to another teacher on staff,â Smith advises. âThat is standard operating procedure.â
If they say no, thatâs your cue to keep hunting.
Adam Hardy is an editorial assistant on the Jobs Team at The Penny Hoarder. He previously worked in international education at the University of South Florida and taught English in South Korea to grade-schoolers and North Korean refugees. Read his full bio here, or say hi on Twitter @hardyjournalism.
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Greenery as far as your eyes can see, blue skies with serene clouds, winding roads, and patchwork hills – these are what come to mind when one thinks of the countryside. The best part is that English countryside destinations are great to visit all the time, no matter the season.
If you are planning to visit England, then you must make sure not to miss these breathtakingly beautiful countryside destinations. They have a uniquely subtle way to help you reconnect with the best of what nature has to offer.
Oxfordshire is a common English countryside destination, attracting a number of tourists every year. It also has a thriving education scene, being home to the reputed University of Oxford. There are plenty of places to visit within Oxfordshire such as Ashbury, Henley on the Thames, Woodstock, Bampton, and more.
Lancashire is a beautiful countryside destination in England, and it is no surprise it attracts many visitors every year. The county has beautiful natural attractions, such as the Forest of Bowland. You can even visit the famous Lancaster Canal. Plus, Lancashire is home to boutique hotels, country inns, majestic castles, and happy festivals.
Essex is probably one of the most well-known countryside destinations in England. It has a number of little scenic villages, charming towns with bustling markets, and beautiful rolling landscapes. Popular among tourists who love to explore either on foot or by cycling around town, there are plenty of attractions in Essex to keep you occupied during your holiday.
Home to the famous Cotswold Hills – rolling hills that emerge from the Thames meadows – Cotswolds offers travelers nothing short of a picturesque holiday. This countryside destination is best explored on foot, as it allows you to discover the quaint little market towns, the architecture, the people, and the beauty of the place in general.
If you have read Alice in Wonderland, then the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear about the Cheshire countryside would be the Cheshire Cat with a mischievous grin. Also, you may think of Cheshire cheese. These are what this countryside destination is most famous for, but it offers a lot more – think sweeping landscapes, charming country inns, and beautiful homes with distinctive architecture.
Undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking English countryside destinations, Bronte Country attracts many visitors with its rural charm. The promise of serene walks around town on cobblestone streets surrounded by rustic and cozy-looking buildings while breathing in fresh, country air is just too good to pass up. Besides, who wouldn’t want to see the set of Emily Bronte’s novels?
One of the most well-known English countryside destinations, Cornwall has peaceful beaches with amazing scenery, and you can indulge in a number of water activities. This countryside county is ideal for those looking for a serene holiday where you can go for nature walks.
Spending quality time in the serene countryside of England is one of the best ways to unwind and rediscover nature, learn about new cultures, and meet friendly people. Make sure you visit these places at least once in your lifetime!
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A British spy (Rowan Atkinson) comes out of retirement in the action-comedy adventure Johnny English Strikes Again. Due to a security breach that has exposed every current secret agent and threatens the UK, he is the only former spy available to search out the dastardly perpetrator and prevent total disaster.
Johnny, though, is a bit rusty. This becomes apparent when he uses modern gadgets. In our exclusive clip, it also shows up when he orders a previously unknown adult beverage and tries…
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New words in American English tend to develop in five regional linguistic ‘hotspots’ before spreading across the United States and beyond, a new study reveals.
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Researchers found that in teaching English learners — students who aren’t fluent in English and often come from homes where a language other than English is spoken — the Latin roots of words helped them problem solve the meaning of unfamiliar words.
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