FASHION designer Alexander Wang is facing further allegations of sexual misconduct as a student alleges he was groped on a nightclub dancefloor. Keaton Bullen, 21, a student at New York's Parsons School of Design, alleges he was assaulted by Wang, 37, at a club in the city in 2019. He claims the fashion tycoon “unzipped his trousers” and started “grabbing my penis” at Fishbowl club, he told the BBC . Mr Bullen, then 20, was with a friend at the club in New York City when he says he encountered Alexander Wang on 24 August 2019 at about 11.30pm. He told the BBC they initially talked about their shared college, Parsons School of Design in lower Manhattan, where Mr Bullen is currently studying interior design. Wang then invited him to his table and offered him vodka before leading him to the dance floor, Mr Bullen alleges. "All of a sudden he unzipped my trousers, put his hands in my pants and started grabbing my penis in front of a bunch of people," said the student. … [Read more...] about Alexander Wang put his hand down my trousers and grabbed my genitals at New York club, says student
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A couple has doubled the value of their £1million country home by embarking on an extensive home makeover without blowing money as they find bargains on ebay and auction sites. Tracey Gill and her husband spent £360,000 on stunning renovations that have transformed their East Sussex village house from a nondescript property to one that is beautiful, lighter and brighter. The house, which was bought for £1.025million in 2016, has now been revalued at between £1.8million and £2million. The couple spent 18 months transforming the rural property into a dream home with beautiful design and decor. Tracy said: “My husband gave me the brief when house hunting to find a house ripe for transformation in the prettiest location. “I knew I could change any house we bought so the important factor was the land and location.” She said the house they bought was “covered in cream pebble dash with concrete roof tiles, dark rooms, artexed walls and low ceilings” which was an issue for her … [Read more...] about Couple double value of their home with stunning £360k makeover – and now it’s worth £2m
Tom Holland and Zendaya have teased Spider-Man fans with new images and suggested titles for the franchise's next superhero instalment. It will be the third solo outing for Holland's Peter Parker, following 2017's Spider-Man: Homecoming and 2018's Spider-Man: Far From Home. The 24-year-old British actor shared a previously unseen still from the movie on his Instagram page, writing: "So excited to announce the new Spider-Man title. Can't wait for you lot to see what we have been up to. Love from Atlanta." A second image of the film's title page read: "Spider-Man Phone Home". However, fans and co-stars alike were quick to question the ET inspired name. Zendaya, who plays MJ, commented, "What the hell", while Jacob Batalon who plays Ned Leeds wrote: "Woah woah.. wait.. why is your different?!? (sic)" Advertisement View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tom Holland (@tomholland2013) … [Read more...] about Spider-Man 3: Stars tease titles, new pictures and rumoured cameos for new Marvel superhero film
We spend 90% of our time in the buildings where we live and work, shop and conduct business, in the structures that keep us warm in winter and cool in summer. But immense energy is required to source and manufacture building materials, to power construction sites, to maintain and renew the built environment. In 2019, building operations and construction activities together accounted for 38% of global energy-related CO2 emissions, the highest level ever recorded. To ensure that the Paris climate targets are met, the building and construction industry needs to become a climate leader by moving towards net zero construction. Its CO2 emissions need to be cut in half by 2030 for building stock to be carbon free by 2050, according to a recent report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In response, a raft of new net zero building initiatives are focused on curbing emissions across the whole building lifecycle. DW looks at 5 key points in understanding the … [Read more...] about 5 things to know about carbon-free construction
HOUSEHUNTERS in England and Northern Ireland looking to buy a home usually pay stamp duty on properties over £125,000. But it's £500,000 right now thanks to a stamp duty holiday - so what is stamp duty and how is it calculated? We run-down the rules for stamp duty in England and Northern Ireland, as rates differ for those buying homes in Scotland and Wales . What is stamp duty? Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is a lump sum payment most people have to pay when buying a property or land. How much buyers have to fork out varies depending on the price and type of property. A stamp duty holiday was introduced because of the coronavirus pandemic to get the property market moving again. It means there is no stamp duty for properties up to £500,000 until March 31, 2021. But chancellor Rishi Sunak is preparing to extend the stamp duty holiday by three months until the end of June. The usual stamp duty rates when there is not a holiday mean first-time buyers … [Read more...] about Stamp duty calculator: how much is it and when does the holiday end?