2019 Ford Endeavour Old vs New: Major Differences

The updated Ford Endeavour features subtle cosmetic changes and some additional features

  • The 2019 Ford Endeavour will launch in India on 22 February 2019.
  • Features subtle cosmetic updates.
  • Gets a few new features.
  • Likely to be priced at par with outgoing model.
  • Base-spec Trend variant has been discontinued; will only be offered in Titanium and Titanium+ now.
2019 Ford Endeavour Old vs New: Major Differences

Ford is all set to launch the 2019 Endeavour facelift in India on 22 February 2019. However, just a few days of ahead of the launch, we have got our hands on the upcoming SUV and its brochure. So, let’s compare how the new Endeavour differs from the pre-facelift model.

Exterior

Since it is a facelift, the cosmetic updates on the new Endeavour are of the easy-to-miss kind. Up front, the new Endeavour gets a reworked grille. It features three slimmer horizontal slats instead of the two thick ones seen on the older model. While the overall shape of the headlamps remains identical, they now get a smoked effect. The front bumper is also slightly reworked while the overall layout remains identical.

The side profile and the rear of the SUV doesn’t feature any changes save for the new 18-inch alloys and LED inserts in the tail lamps.

With the facelift, Ford has also introduced one new exterior colour on the Endeavour. Called Diffused Sliver, it replaces the Smoke Grey colour on the outgoing model. Other colour options remain similar including Absolute Black, Diamond White, Moondust Silver and Sunset Red.

Interior & Features

While the cabin layout remains identical to the outgoing model, it gets a dual-tone (black-beige) finish instead of the tri-colour setup – brown, black and beige – on the outgoing model.

The new Endeavour also gets an updated list of features. Along with active noise cancelling, 8-inch SYNC3 touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, hands free parking, powered driver seat, panoramic sunroof, semi-digital instrument cluster and upto 7 airbags, the new Endeavour gets additional features such as push button start and powered co-driver seat.

Variants

With the update, Ford has also updated the variant lineup of the flagship SUV. while the pre-facelift model was available in three variants — Trend, Titanium and Titanium+ — the new Endeavour gets two variants only: Titanium and Titanium+.

Engine

The updated Endeavour carriers forward the same 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre diesel engines as its predecessor. Where the smaller engine makes 160PS of power and 385Nm of torque, the bigger unit is good for 200PS and 470Nm. Both engines continue to come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. However, with the update Ford has also re-introduced the 6-speed MT gearbox to the mix, although it is limited to the 2.2-litre diesel engine only as before.

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Price

The pre-facelift Endeavour was priced from 26.82 lakh to Rs 33.31 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). However, since Ford has discontinued the base-spec Trend variant, prices of the new Endeavour is expected to start from Rs 30 lakh for the Titanium 2WD manual. The pre-facelift 2.2-litre Titanium AT, for instance, was priced at Rs 31.07 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).

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Incredible pictures show amazing moment female passenger gives birth DURING a flight

Incredible pictures show amazing moment female passenger gives birth DURING a flight

Flights: Woman gives birth to baby during a JetBlue flight in incredible photos (Image: Twitter/@YQRamos)

A JetBlue flight experienced an unusual interruption after a woman gave birth to a baby on the plane. Incredible photos captured the aftermath of the episode and show officials cradling the newborn after the plane landed. The birth took place on flight 1954 to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Florida, USA from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight was only three hours long, during which time the baby was born – with the plane even arriving at its destination 11 minutes early.

Flights: Woman gives birth to baby during a JetBlue flight in incredible photos

The infant was delivered by airline crew and medical professionals on board the plane.

“We’d like to thank the crew and medical professionals on board for their quick action under pressure, and wish the new mother and son all the best,” JetBlue spokeswoman Sharon A. Jones said in a statement, reported NBC Miami.

“Flight 1954 was operated on aircraft N523JB, coincidentally named, ‘Born To Be Blue.’”

Photos of the incredible episode were shared on Twitter by Yaqui Ramos with JetBlue ground operations.

The image show Broward County paramedics looking after the tiny baby in the jetway bridge at the airport.

Ramos tweeted the photos with the caption: “What an amazing coincidence our brand NEW #BabyBlue born at #BornToBeBlue aircraft @JetBlue @HelloJetBlue.

Flights: The infant was delivered by airline crew and medical professionals on the JetBlue plane (Image: Twitter/@YQRamos)

“Thank you to our amazing IF crew and Angie AO Leader for surprising and delight this new mom!”

JetBlue also took to Twitter to share the news: “Giving storks a day off. With mom’s okay, we’d like to rename “Born To Be Blue” after our newest baby blue and our youngest customer ever. More baby shower gifts to come!”

Not all passengers on JetBlue flights were witnesses to such happy moments last week.

A JetBlue female passenger shocked fellow passengers when she went on a furious tirade leading to her being removed from a flight on 14 February.

The woman, identified as Valerie Gonzalez, 32, by Florida TV station CBS Miami, had boarded the flight to Las Vegas from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport in Florida, USA when she allegedly became aggressive.

JetBlue flights: Photos of the incredible episode were shared on Twitter by Yaqui Ramos (Image: Twitter/@YQRamos)

She is said to have initially become incensed when she found herself sitting next to a child on the plane.

Gonzalez said she had been drinking and so didn’t want to be sat there. “I’m not sitting next to a f****** three-year-old, I’ve been drinking all day,” she said, according to CBS Miami.

Apparently annoyed by people filming her she appears to then spit on the person in front in the footage. “Did she just spit on you?” an alarmed woman can be heard saying.

The site reported that her arrest report said Gonzalez attempted to get back on the plane after she was removed and hit a gate agent who blocked her path.

Gonzalez appeared in court on Friday and remained mostly silent, reported CBS Miami. She has been charged with battery.

5 Mysterious Islands you need to Know

Hearty welcome to all of you to our Rocking India channel where you get inspiring & mind blowing photo post everyday. I feel happy to see you all visiting my channel & reading my articles daily. Today I have brought an interesting article about some mysterious Islands you need to know. Let me reveal their names & show their photos to all of you here.

Goqui Island:

5 Mysterious Islands you need to Know

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Let me tell you that this was initially a fishing village & since it was abandoned mother nature took over by covering the streets with the soft green blankets.

2. ‘Underwater waterfall’ illusion at Mauritius island:

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Do you know that Mauritius Island is well known for the illusion of the underwater waterfall makes it a tropical paradise.

3. Bouvet Island:

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Do you know this volcanic island that is so remote that one must travel 2,600 km to find land that is inhabited on a full time basis.

4. Vulcan Island:

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Let me tell you that this Island has derived its name because there is a lake in the center of the island which is flooded with a crater of a volcano.

5. Diavik Diamond Mine:

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Let me tell you that this island is a Diamond mine is called the Diavik Diamond Mine. It is located in northern Canada & it produced more than 100 million carats of diamonds in the past 15 years. Now what do you say about this post guys?

Bhagyashree was looking very hot in an Award function

Hello my dear friends and followers, Once again I welcome all of you to my Uc media channel “Mixing Entertainment”, where you will get all entertaining related articles everyday. Friends, today I will tell you about an actress, who was looking very hot and sexy in an Award function. So let’s start todays article.

Bhagyashree was looking very hot in an Award function

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Friends, Bhagyashree Mote is an Indian actress, who mainly works in Marathi and Hindi films. Recently Bhagyashree posted some pictures on her social media account, where she was looking fascinating and magnificent in a beautiful silver color dress. She wore this beautiful dress in “Lokmat Most Stylish Awards 2018”.

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This beautiful dress of Bhagyashree was designed by Jadore Parul and styled by Shail Jaanand. Red lipstick and jewelery, It was a very good combination with this beautiful outfit.

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So my dear friends and followers, what are your thoughts on the above article? What do you want to say about beauty queen Bhagyashree? Comment me your views on the below comment section.

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

New research now published in the journal Circulation finds that some people who are gender transitioning may be at a higher risk of experiencing cardiovascular conditions due to the hormone therapy they are receiving.

Gender transition drugs could be bad for the heart

Some drugs required for gender transition may increase cardiovascular risk.

Previous studies have revealed that hormone therapy raises cardiovascular risk.

For instance, according to estimates from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), therapy with estrogen and progestin puts menopausal women at:

  • a 41 percent higher risk of stroke
  • a 29 percent higher risk of a heart attack
  • a 100 percent higher risk of blood clots

Estrogen alone increases stroke risk by 39 percent and blood clot risk by 47 percent, according to the same NIH estimates.

However, how does hormone therapy affect people who are gender transitioning? So far, scientists have not addressed this question fully, so a new study aimed to fill this gap in research.

Dr. Nienke Nota — a researcher in the Department of Endocrinology at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in the Netherlands — and her team examined the medical records of 3,875 Dutch transgender people who had hormone therapy between 1972 and 2015.

Trans women twice as likely to have a stroke

Their study examined 2,517 transgender women and 1,358 transgender men. The women were 30 years old, on average, and they had received estrogen either alone or in combination with androgen suppressors.

The men were 23 years old, on average, and they received testosterone therapy as a part of their gender transition.

Dr. Nota and her colleagues clinically followed the trans women for an average period of 9 years and the trans men for an average of 8 years after they started hormone therapy.

The researchers examined the incidence of cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots among transgender people and compared it with the incidence of such events in cis men and cis women.

Cis people are those whose gender identity matches the biological sex assigned to them at birth.

The study found that trans women were more than twice as likely to have a stroke as cis women and almost twice as likely to have a stroke as cis men.

Trans women were also five times and 4.5 times more likely to develop blood clots than cis women and cis men, respectively.

Trans women also had heart attacks more than twice as often as cis women, and trans men were over three times more likely to have a heart attack than cis women.

Dr. Nota comments on the findings, saying, “In light of our results, we urge both physicians and transgender individuals to be aware of this increased cardiovascular risk.”

“It may be helpful to reduce risk factors by stopping smoking, exercising, eating a health[ful] diet and losing weight, if needed before starting therapy, and clinicians should continue to evaluate patients on an ongoing basis thereafter.”

Dr. Nienke Nota

The authors caution that their analysis did not account for modifiable risk factors such as smoking, stress, diet, and exercise.

However, they say that hormone therapy may be largely to blame for the increased cardiovascular risk.

Specifically, estrogen promotes blood clotting, and testosterone could do the same by raising the concentration of red blood cells and increasing the levels of bad cholesterol, they explain.

The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Unwaveringly brilliant and endlessly quotable, German designer Karl Lagerfeld, who revolutionised some of fashion’s most iconic brands, has passed away.

The iconic fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

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Karl Lagerfeld, who reigned as fashion’s most famous and revered designer in a career spanning seven decades, died on February 19, 2019. He was 85 years old.

Unwaveringly brilliant and endlessly quotable, the German-born designer not only revolutionised some of the industry’s most iconic brands, he changed the direction of fashion itself. His vision broadened fashion’s reach to span everything from celebrity to fine art, and he injected an industry once famously fusty and white-gloved with daring, youth and irreverence.

Propelled by a dizzying forward momentum, even in later years the man’s workload was formidable. He designed more than a dozen collections per year for three visually distinct houses—Chanel, Fendi and his namesake label—and was the only designer to show two haute couture collections in Paris each season. He often photographed and filmed advertising campaigns for the houses under his direction, as well as editorials for leading magazines. He was an enthusiastic collaborator, kickstarting the fast-fashion/designer partnership phenomenon with H&M in 2004 and lending his design talents to everything from Steiff bears to Steinway pianos. He even owned a Paris bookshop. Lagerfeld was also, of course, the keeper of Choupette, the white Birman cat that commands more than 100,000 Instagram followers.

Lagerfeld’s skill was in capturing the mood of the moment. He was an avid reader and observer, distilling everything he saw, heard and read into potent fashion images. (His library, mainly comprising photography and art books, is estimated to total more than 300,000 volumes.) “I get bored very easily. The thought of spending my life reworking the same theme over and over again is a nightmare”, he told The Guardian in 1985. This tireless determination to stay ahead required a lack of sentimentality and ruthless detachment from his own work. He often rid himself of art, objects and ideas that had previously inspired him. “A designer has to see himself like a building with TV antennas; you capture images of everything that’s going on, tape it, then forget it”, he declared in a 1984 interview with American Vogue.

And then there were the muses: Inès de la Fressange, Anna Piaggi and Amanda Harlech, right through to Rihanna, Kristen Stewart and Lily-Rose Depp. These women may not always have stayed in his affections—and outwardly share little in common—but each possesses a discernible strength of character and idiosyncratic beauty. They are, he said, essential to his creative process. “Without ‘muses’ the process would be very abstract and lifeless”, he told a journalist in 2014. “They help to give things expressions and form”.

Despite the cultural whirlwind that surrounded him, Lagerfeld himself remained strikingly unchanged. The stiff white collar, the leather gloves, the sunglasses and the ponytail contributed to a persona that existed well beyond the labels he represented.

Born to a wealthy family in Hamburg in 1933, Lagerfeld moved to Paris aged 14, where he completed his education at Lycée Montaigne, and where he learnt to sketch. He achieved early success, winning the coat award in the 19545 International Wool Secretariat competition. (A 19-year-old Yves Saint Laurent won the cocktail dress category, and the two became friends.) Lagerfeld was immediately hired as a junior assistant and then apprentice at Balmain, the haute couture house. This was followed by a stint at Jean Patou as designer in 19589.

When he left Jean Patou in 1962 he also left haute couture, apparently tired of creating formal clothing for the rich. The decision to become a freelance ready-to-wear designer was regarded as bold, even foolhardy. The designer Fernando Sanchez, who was friends with him at the time, said that Lagerfeld understood that the fashion landscape was changing: “He totally grasped the epoch”, Sanchez said in an interview with Alicia Drake, author of Lagerfeld and Yves Saint Laurent’s twin biography The Beautiful Fall. “He knew he wanted to do his own thing and not in some old couture house”.

Lagerfeld began working with Chloé in 1964. Chloé’s founder, Gaby Aghion, encouraged him to escape from his formal couture training and take a freer approach to design. By the early 1970s Chloé has evolved from an in-the-know Parisian label into an internationally recognised powerhouse.

In 1965 Lagerfeld added Fendi, the Rome-based fashion house, to his client list. Collaborating closely with the Fendi sisters, Lagerfeld helped catapult the Italian brand into global fame with a focus on designing luxury furs. And despite his self-professed short attention span, his six-decade tenure at Fendi is unparalleled by any other designer. (Just to put the length of his tenure in context: Lagerfeld began designing for Fendi before man walked on the moon.) His work at the Italian house was not without controversy. At a 1993 show he put porn star Moana Pozzi and strippers in lacey swimwear, causing Anna Wintour to walk out, and the use of fur in collections led to much public criticism from PETA and elsewhere.

The designer founded his eponymous ready-to-wear label in 1984, which was sold to the Tommy Hilfiger Group in 2005 and is currently owned by investment fund Apax Partners. But Lagerfeld always seemed most at home designing under someone else’s name—most famously that of Coco Chanel.

In 1982, the chairman of Chanel, Alain Wertheimer, asked Lagerfeld to design for the house. The announcement was met with mutterings about whether this German styliste—and not a couturier—was up to the job of tackling this national monument. Lagerfeld had spent much of his career loudly criticising haute couture, insisting that it was a relic from the 1950s and “pas du tout moderne”. But from his first Chanel couture collection in January 1983, Lagerfeld made his detractors eat their words. “Without disturbing the Chanel spirit, he managed to enliven the character of the clothes”, The New York Times wrote of his debut couture collection.

His genius was in his irreverent manipulation of the Chanel oeuvre. Lagerfeld made cult items of the house’s bouclé tweeds, pearls, gilt buttons, two-toned footwear and interlocking C’s for a new generation. He shrunk the jackets, shortened the skirts and blinged up the accessories. In doing so he helped build a multibillion-pound luxury empire—and created a blueprint for designers like Tom Ford, Nicolas Ghesquière and Marc Jacobs, who have gone on to revitalise languishing fashion houses.

“Tradition is something that you have to handle carefully, because it can kill you. Respect was never creative. What I did, in a way, was to update the Chanel… it’s an exercice de style”, he told American Vogue in 1984. Lagerfeld’s relationship with haute couture’s petites mains, the highly skilled artisans who painstakingly bring the clothes to life, marked him from other designers. In 2003 he conceived Chanel’s Métiers d’Art, an annual runway show designed to highlight the rare craftsmanship of storied French workshops such as Desrues and Lesage.

Lagerfeld’s Chanel fashion shows perfectly illustrated the designer’s belief that fashion cannot exist in a bubble. “Fashion is also an attempt to make certain invisible aspects of the reality of the moment visible”, he wrote in the catalogue that accompanied Chanel’s 2005 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. From the off, the Chanel shows revealed an astute understanding of the power of image and hype. The runway sets became legendary, and he sent models down the runway with branded hockey sticks and surfboards and, more recently, pushing shopping trollies in a Chanel supermarket. “Lagerfeld’s strength is that he as good at creating context as he is good at creating fashion”, Joan Juliet Buck, his friend and the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, wrote in 1979.

His desire to reflect what’s happening in culture wasn’t without its provocative moments. In autumn/winter 1991 he presented a rap and hip-hop themed show considered risqué and distasteful for the venerable French fashion house. “Rappers tell the truth, that’s what’s needed now”, he said with a shrug in a filmed post-show interview. More recently, the Spring/Summer 2015 show in which models stormed down the runway holding signs stamped with well-worn feminist slogans like ‘History is Her Story’ received criticism for appropriating a political message to sell clothes.

The ability to defy expectations extended well beyond the runway. In 2001, he lost 92 pounds so that, he said, he was slim enough to wear Dior Homme suits. His book, The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, became an international bestseller.

In 2004 H&M launched its first-ever designer collaboration with Lagerfeld. The unprecedented concept helped erase the line between high and low fashion. Its success made designer collaborations an annual part of its fashion calendar, with subsequent collections by Comme des Garçons, Lanvin and Maison Margiela.

Anna Wintour said that Lagerfeld’s fame was inevitable. “There’s just so much more media focussed on fashion”, she told The New Yorker in 2007. “And because Karl is such a fascinating and unusual character and such an establishment figure at the same time—and of course so extraordinarily talented—it’s just been on a parallel course”.

It is difficult to identify Lagerfeld with a specific design ethos; his tastes have been described as straddling the rich baroque and the strictly modern. “I am not one of these people who feel they have established their look and want to keep on redoing it”, he told The New York Times in 1979.

Perhaps Lagerfeld’s legacy is less about the body of work he leaves and more about the direction he led fashion, and the relentless curiosity with which he did it.

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Karl Lagerfeld after winning the coats category in a design competition sponsored by the International Wool Secretariat, Paris, 14th December 1954.

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Karl Lagerfeld, at Jean Patou, for fittings in Paris, France, July 21, 1958 

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Karl Lagerfeld with a model in 1961

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Karl Lagerfeld showing his fall 1969 collection for Chloe

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A portrait of Karl Lagerfeld

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See-through dress decorated with sparkling cameras from Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring 1974 collection for Chloe

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Karl Lagerfeld, designer of Chloe In France On April 02, 1979

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Model wearing Karl Lagerfeld outfit for Chloe at fashion show in Paris

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Karl Lagerfeld at work at Chloe’s Paris studio

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Model wearing classic white suit with all the traditional Chanel hallmarks

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Karl Lagerfeld fits one of his designs on top model Ines of the Fressange at Chloe’s Paris studio

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In 1983 Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel as its chief artistic director fashion designer

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Karl Lagerfeld himself making the record of his collection for Chanel 

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German Creative Director for Fur and Women Ready-to-Wear Karl Lagerfeld, surrounded by the five Fendi sisters, heads of the Fendi Italian luxury fashion house.

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German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld backstage with models prior to his Ready to Wear Autumn Winter 1989 collection

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Karl Lagerfeld posing with  Vogue publisher Anna Wintour at the 12th annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards ceremony, at Lincoln Center

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Karl Lagerfeld at spring/summer 94 pret-a-porter collection

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A model displays a creation by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel as part of his Spring Summer high fashion collection on January 23, 1996 in Paris.

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British model Kate Moss (4th L), French Laetitia Casta (2nd L) and other models show off roughly suits, dresses and outfits on October 17, 1997 during the presentation in Paris of Chanel’s Spring-Summer 98 ready-to-wear collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld

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Karl Lagerfeld, Hedi Slimane at Dior masculine fashion show fall winter 2007 – 2008

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Karl Lagerfeld walks on the runway during the Chanel 2012 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Collection Show at Shinjuku Gyoen Park on March 22, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan

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Karl Lagerfeld and actress Kristen Stewart poses backstage after the Chanel show as part of Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015

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Karl Lagerfeld visits The Toronto Art Shoppe Lofts And Condos on April 1, 2015 in Toronto, Canada

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Karl Lagerfeld attends the ‘Corsa Karl Und Choupette’ Vernissage on February 03, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

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Karl Lagerfeld attends the Conde’ Nast International Luxury Conference at Palazzo Vecchio on April 22, 2015 in Florence, Italy

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Designers Silvia Venturini Fendi and Karl Lagerfeld acknowledge the applause of the audience after the Fendi fashion show as part of Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016 on September 24, 2015 in Milan, Italy

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Designer Silvia Venturini Fendi and designer Karl Lagerfeld acknowledge the applause of the audience at the runway at Fendi Roma 90 Years Anniversary fashion show at Fontana di Trevi on July 7, 2016 in Rome, Italy

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Karl Lagerfeld and a model are seen on the runway during the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 7, 2017 in Paris, France

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Karl Lagerfeld is seen on the runway during the Chanel Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France

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Karl Lagerfeld greets the crowd during Chanel Cruise 2018/2019 Collection at Le Grand Palais on May 3, 2018 in Paris, France

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Karl Lagerfeld attends the LVMH Prize 2018 Edition at Fondation Louis Vuitton on June 6, 2018 in Paris, France

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Karl Lagerfeld in the background, acknowledges the audience as models present creations by Chanel at the end of the Chanel Spring-Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection fashion show at the Grand Palais in Paris, on October 2, 2018

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NHS staff should be able to jump the queue to access mental health support, health secretary proposes

NHS staff should be able to jump the queue to access mental health support, health secretary proposes

Emotional labour of NHS staff taken for granted by health service putting wellbeing at risk ( Getty Images )

Doctors, nurses and other frontline NHS staff should be allowed to jump long queues to access mental health treatment ahead of the general public, according to proposals backed by the health secretary.

Matt Hancock has pledged “immediate access” to mental health support for NHS staff and on Wednesday will set out his priorities from a new report. This includes “fast-tracked mental health referralsfor NHS employees” if they’re identified as a priority by a GP or an occupational health clinician.

Mr Hancock said the mental and physical wellbeing of NHS staff was an “utmost priority” but the Department of Health and Social Care could not say when or if the proposals would be implemented.

Mental experts said patients are also put at risk if staff are struggling, but warned the proposals alone would not address widespread staff shortages and underfunding which are driving burnout.

The recommendations come from a report by the Health Education England NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission, set up by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt last year.

It comes after the NHS staff survey found fewer than a third of staff thought their organisation was taking steps to look after their mental health.

Theresa May has said mental health is one of her top priorities. However shortages of psychiatrists and mental health nurses mean people with serious mental health needs can wait up to 14 weeks just to be assessed, according to charity Rethink Mental Illness, and many struggle to access support in the community.

The NHS long term plan, released last month, pledges £2.3bn for mental health improvements, in addition to a commitment to making the NHS a better employer to work for. But critics have said key pressure points, like workforce, were left unaddressed.

“Many staff, often young staff, see the horrors of extreme trauma; they see the aftermath of major road traffic accidents, suicide, and they see children in distress or dying and they help families cope with the loss of a loved one,” the Mental Wellbeing Commission report said.

“The emotional labour required to manage this rollercoaster for NHS staff and those learning in the NHS is often taken for granted by the individual and by the NHS itself.”

Mr Hancock’s priorities which he envisioned would make up a future mental health scheme include a 24-hour mental health support service, assessments or peer support after traumatic event, and a workforce wellbeing guardian in every NHS organisation.

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There is also a call for basic facilities such as lockers, or space for staff to rest and shower when they’re on call.

The Commission said it was “concerned by the extent to which the provision of basic support…has been eroded over time” and said NHS capital budgets should earmark funding for staff facilities. These budgets, intended for buildings and equipment, have been raided by the government in each of the past four years in order to keep frontline services running.

“Failure to properly prioritise [NHS staff] mental wellbeing can have dire consequences that affect service users and employees, said Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind, welcoming the recommendations.

“None of its promisis will become reality unless we invest not only in the mental health of current staff but also recruit a larger workforce,” he added.

The proposals will now be considered as part of a wider review of NHS workforce, and if supported would need funding at the next spending review, the Department of Health confirmed.

“I’m so proud of the service NHS staff give, so the mental and physical wellbeing of the people who work in our health service must be our utmost priority,” Mr Hancock is due to say in London later on Wednesday.

“Today’s important report helps guide how we can do that, from creating the right culture of support to giving everyone somewhere to turn in the toughest times.”

Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has died: Paris Match magazine

Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has died: Paris Match magazine

FILE PHOTO: German designer Karl Lagerfeld appears at the end of his Spring/Summer 2019 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for fashion house Chanel during Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, October 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) – Haute-couture designer Karl Lagerfeld has died at the age of 85, French media reported on Tuesday.

Lagerfeld was artistic director at Chanel. A spokesman for Chanel was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Richard Lough

Karl Lagerfeld Has Died Age 85

Karl Lagerfeld Has Died Age 85

The German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died. He was 85.

Lagerfeld was admitted to hospital in Paris on Monday night, and died on Tuesday morning, Chanel has confirmed.

One of fashion’s most prolific designers, Lagerfeld has been creative director at Chanel since 1983, alongside creative director roles at Italian label Fendi and his own label, Karl Lagerfeld.

He was also a prolific photographer, shooting campaigns starring some of the world’s most famous women, including Keira Knightley, for campaigns for Chanel, Fendi and his own label.

Lagerfeld did not appear at the close of Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2019 couture show in Paris in January for the first time since 1983 amid concerns for his health.

Lagerfeld was born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt in Germany in 1938, later changing his name to Lagerfeld.

His seven-decade career in fashion began in 1954 when he was awarded the Secrétariat International de la Laine (International Wool Association) for a sketch of a coat which landed him a job with Pierre Cardin, one of fashion’s leading designers of the time, alongside Christian Dior.

Lagerfeld, who was known as the “Kaiser of Fashion”, rose to fame in the 1960s as part of a set of Paris-based designers, including Yves Saint Laurent. In 1963, he became creative director of Chloe, where he was credited with transforming the label, which remains popular to this day.

But Lagerfeld will always be remembered for his leadership at Chanel, which he revived in 1983 after a period of relative stagnation following the death of its founder, Coco Chanel in 1971.

Lagerfeld’s shows for Chanel were legendary, seeing him transform Paris’ Grand Palais into a multitude of fantasy lands, including an under-the-sea scene designed by legendary architect Zaha Hadid and soundtracked by live vocals from Florence Welch, an arctic themed show which featured a real 265-tonne, iceberg imported from Scandinavia, and a fully-stocked, Chanel-branded supermarket (which was rapidly looted by show attendees as soon as models, including Cara Delevingne, had left the catwalk.

Lagerfeld famously lost more than 200lb in the early 2000s, consuming mostly Diet Coke, apparently so that he could wear suits by designer Hedi Slimane, according to Vogue. “Vanity is the healthiest thing in life,” he said.

He was known for excess and sometimes controversial views on it, admitting to owning more than 300 iPods, and tearing the pages out of books and throwing them in the trash as he read.

“If you throw money out of the window throw it out with joy,” the designer once said. “Don’t say: ‘one shouldn’t do that’ – that is bourgeois.”

But nonetheless Lagerfeld was a beloved figure in the fashion world. On the announcement of Lagerfeld’s death, tributes to the designer flooded in.

“It has been an enormous pleasure. I’m honoured to have known you,” hair stylist Sam McKnight, who has created thousands of hair looks for Lagerfeld at Chanel, wrote on Instagram.

Lagerfeld is survived by his cat, Choupette.

Chanel’s Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld Passes Away at 85

Chanel’s Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld Passes Away at 85

German Designer Karl Lagerfeld passed away in Paris on Tuesday, 19 February. 

German Fashion Designer, 85-year-old Karl Lagerfeld passed away in Paris on Tuesday, 19 February, sources close to Chanel told The Guardia.

The creative director for Chanel and Fetti, Lagerfeld had reportedly missed several fashion shows, including Chanel’s haute couture show in Paris in January – leading to many speculations about his health.

Lagerfeld entered the world of fashion as an assistant to Pierre Balmain in 1955. The milestone in his life took place in 1983, when he joined Chanel, where he spent a record-breaking 36 years working to expand the brand.

Lagerfeld had a signature look in his later years – a dark suit, white pony-tailed hair and tinted sunglasses. He had famously once said:Karl Lagerfeld “I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the Carnival of Venice lasts all year long.”

Lagerfeld’s designs quickly trickled down to low-end retailers, giving him an almost unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, reported.