Take your driving apparel to the next level

first_imgIt’s impossible to feel anything but regal in a pair of Tod’s driving moccasins. Each pair is made in Italy either in suede or leather. These nubby rubber-soled women’s slip-ons come in eight different colours, including this bright orange that has a way of making you want to hop on a plane and spend three weeks driving about the Tuscan countryside.Gommini Driving Moccasin, $492 at Nordstrom. Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving ShoesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. See More Videos Handout / Polo Ralph Lauren Trending Videos Inspired by the 24 Hours of Le Mans, these limited-edition driving shoes will make you feel just a little more like a pro racer, even if your version of the track is just the 400-series highways. Made from white leather with navy and red accents that pay homage the the French nation that hosts the annual driving event, this pair of kicks are practical on the pedal and stylish on the street.Circuit 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes, $180 at Piloti. GlovesPolo Ralph Lauren Driving GlovesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Polo Ralph Lauren Driving Gloves Handout / Piloti Handout / UGG Handout / MRDline These leather loafers give you extra grip without sacrificing style. You likely know the UGG brand because your daughter was obsessed with its sheepskin boots in 2003, but they’re back with a seriously stylish driving shoe for men. Slip into the driving loafer and you’ll immediately appreciate its thick, ribbed leather sole and sturdy full-grain leather exterior.Henrick Loafer, $175 at UGG. Tod’s Gommini Driving MoccasinCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Tod’s Gommini Driving Moccasin ‹ Previous Next › These women’s driving gloves have the traditional keyhole cut-out at the wrist, perforated detailing down each finger, and are made from a soft, supple lambskin that provides a sticky hold on the wheel. They’re handmade-to-order in Kastoria, Greece and the kind of accessory someone will keep for years to come.MRDline Handmade Driving Gloves, $116 at Etsy. WatchTimex Weekender ChronographCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Timex Weekender Chronograph Read on to discover driving apparel that doesn’t make you look like a teenager. Plus, you might wind up with some holiday gifting ideas.ShoesUGG Henrick LoaferCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2UGG Henrick Loafer Trending in Canada Available in light brown, dark brown or black, these driving gloves deliver grip and style. The wool back is a nice design touch while the leather palm provides the hold. Bonus points: the fingers of these gloves are touchscreen compatible.Polo Ralph Lauren Driving Gloves, $80 at Hudson’s Bay. MRDline Handmade Driving GlovesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2MRDline Handmade Driving Gloves When worn correctly (which is to say: properly proportioned to your head size, worn in the spring or fall seasons, and with the brim facing forwards, not backwards a la Kangol in 2002), a driving cap can look stately. If you want to give it a try, consider a textured fabric like this cotton and wool blend, rather than a solid material. 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These frames are timeless, especially when you pick a classic colour combo like gold and grey or all black.Porsche P’8506/07 sunglasses, $485 at Porsche Design. Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble PotatoCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble Potato-sunglasses Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Skip the flimsy gas station sunglasses and treat yourself to quality craftsmanship for a change. You’ll be rewarded with both comfort and style for years to come… as long as you don’t accidentally sit on them. Cutler and Gross is a luxury eyewear brand from Britain that’s been around nearly as long as the Ford Mustang, so they know a thing or two about frames. Case in point: this vintage-inspired option in a colour known as “Humble Potato”.Cutler and Gross 0734 Humble Potato, $485 at Cutler & Gross. Driving CapTed Baker Shuga Driving CapCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Shuga Driving Cap Overtly branded clothing items and gear can be tricky to pull off. If you’re not careful, you may go from looking cool and brand loyal to looking tacky and try-hard.We get it, you can afford to bring eight Louis Vuitton suitcases to the airport! Bravo! If you’re still sporting knock-off Porsche and Ferrari t-shirts you scooped up at a flea market like a 13-year-old, it’s time to upgrade.This driving apparel serves a purpose and looks sleek all while being enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing, for both him and her. In case you missed it, we compiled a list of seven affordable driving watches earlier this year. One of the fan favourites: the Timex Weekender Chronograph. Its trendy leather strap and navy face are so versatile, making it appropriate in a formal setting like some big, important meeting or at a casual family get-together on the weekend. Even better, the price is right for such a handsome timepiece, clocking (watch pun not intended) in at just over $100.Timex Weekender Chronograph, $110 at Timex. SunglassesPorsche Design P’8506/07 SunglassesCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Porsche Design P’8506/07 Sunglasses RELATED TAGSNon-LuxuryGear GuideLifestyleGear GuideNew VehiclesPeopleNon-Luxury Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Piloti 24H Le Mans Limited-Edition Driving Shoes  Handout / Piloti Handout / Timex Handout / Cutler and Gross Handout / Porsche Design Ted Baker Shuga Driving Cap, $110 at Nordstrom. Handout / Tod’slast_img read more

Jade Raymond: The ecosystem has changed, and games need to catch up

first_imgJade Raymond: The ecosystem has changed, and games need to catch upAt the Fun & Serious Festival, EA Motive’s former head dropped the first hint about the nature of her next projectMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefMonday 10th December 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareJade Raymond has been thinking a lot about the way games and the games industry are changing, and the former Ubisoft and EA executive used the stage at Bilbao’s Fun & Serious Festival to examine her conclusions.The fact that Raymond was in a reflective mood is perhaps no great surprise. After helping to found Ubisoft’s Toronto campus, she left in October 2014 for what turned out to be a position at EA, at the head of the publisher’s Motive Studios. One of Motive’s early projects was to collaborate on Star Wars with Visceral Games – which didn’t go according to plan – with a more long-term goal of working closely with Bioware.Exactly what comes out of Motive remains to be seen, but whether Raymond achieved all she wanted when she first joined is certainly open to question. Indeed, she departed EA in October this year with the studio yet to release a project of its own.Despite three years with no game launches, however, it was clear from Raymond’s appearance at Fun & Serious that she has been thinking hard about the way the industry has changed since she first rose to prominence as part of the team that made Assassin’s Creed.”We’ve seen the ecosystem change and all these new roles appear, but we haven’t yet seen a game that integrates all of those different roles” “In the traditional action-adventure game there was the developer thinking, ‘What story do we want to tell? What is the maze or the puzzle that we want to create in each level?’ As a player your job was to enjoy the story, but as a rat in the maze find your way to the cheese,” she said, focusing on the genre that Assassin’s Creed helped push forward.”The open world is different. It’s about creating your own story, where you decide how to do it. You’re not the rat in the maze. There’s more player engagement.”I think the big question now, and the exciting question for me, is how does that experience become social? How do players not only get to create their own story, but how do you have those stories be social, and how do you share them in the meaningful way? I don’t think we’ve answered that yet, and I think that’s the exciting stuff to look into.”Raymond expressed particular interest in the social uses of games, beyond any specific gameplay experience intended by the designers. Many games, she said, are “a way for people to hang out” as much as they are, for example, a shooter or an adventure game. They are used as “social platforms” in ways that have nothing to do with social features or tools in the games themselves.This is an example of how the medium has changed as a whole, Raymond said. For a long time, games adhered to the same “broadcast model” as other media, such as cinema, television and journalism. There was an author and an audience, with little or no opportunity for them to communicate. Games have moved to an “engagement model”, largely thanks to the seamless, direct communication afforded by internet technology.Raymond will receive an honorary award at the festival’s closing ceremony tonight”Now when I look at what’s happening, when I see the exciting things going on in games, I’m seeing a different model emerge, which I think of as a ‘network engagement’ model. What that means is you’re not just considering the player and the creator, but many different roles, and all of the roles in-between.”This includes the growing influence of mod-makers, highly productive in-game creators in the spaces provided by Minecraft and Roblox, streamers on services like Twitch and YouTube, and the people who watch games on those same platforms.”There’s an idea, an opportunity that I’ve been thinking about for a long time that we’re finally on the verge of making possible” “We’ve seen the ecosystem change and all these new roles appear, but we haven’t yet seen a game that integrates all of those different roles,” Raymond said. “What does it mean to have a role as a viewer within a game, and not just through YouTube or commenting on a stream? I think that’s something really exciting to think about if you design games.”Given the mystery surrounding her next move, exactly what Raymond is thinking about in those terms is a point of great interest. When asked about it she declined to offer specifics, but she did suggest that there is a link between what she had discussed and her new project.”I can’t yet say what I’m doing,” she said. “We’ll have to call it a top secret project for now. But I think if you listen to some of the things I’ve been excited about, there’s an idea, an opportunity that I’ve been thinking about for a long time that we’re finally on the verge of making possible.”Fielding questions from the Fun & Serious audience, Raymond was asked again about her plans now that she has departed EA Motive. In response to the crowd’s persistence, she gave a “hint” that was light on details, but clearly indicated a high level of ambition.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games “It has been very interesting to me to see a lot of ideas that existed in science fiction books slowly become a reality, and then just become normal,” she said. “A classic example is the Metaverse. And I’m not trying to build the Metaverse, but it was once a very far-fetched idea and now it’s just commonplace. Everyone knows what it is.”There are some other ideas like that, which were very inspiring to me when I was younger, and now I see the ingredients are in place to make them a reality. That’s the hint.”All images courtesy of the Fun & Serious Games Festival, which we attended as a guest of the event organiser.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Publishing & Retail newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 3 hours agoUbisoft posts record sales yet again, delays Skull & Bones yet againPublisher moves away from target of 3-4 premium AAA titles a year, wants to build free-to-play “to be trending toward AAA ambitions over the long term”By Brendan Sinclair 7 hours agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more

Information avoidance research shows: From health to politics, people select their own reality

first_imgShare Share on Facebook Email “The standard account of information in economics is that people should seek out information that will aid in decision making, should never actively avoid information, and should dispassionately update their views when they encounter new valid information,” said Loewenstein, the Herbert A. Simon University Professor of Economics and Psychology who co-founded the field of behavioral economics.Loewenstein continued, “But people often avoid information that could help them to make better decisions if they think the information might be painful to receive. Bad teachers, for example, could benefit from feedback from students, but are much less likely to pore over teaching ratings than skilled teachers.”Even when people cannot outright ignore information, they often have substantial latitude in how to interpret it. Questionable evidence is often treated as credible when it confirms what someone wants to believe — as is the case of discredited research linking vaccines to autism. And, by the same token, evidence that meets the rigorous demands of science is often discounted if it goes against what people want to believe, as illustrated by widespread dismissal of scientific evidence of climate change.Information avoidance can harm individual wellbeing, as when people miss opportunities to treat serious diseases early on or fail to learn about better financial investments that could prepare them for retirement. It also has large societal implications. The demand for ideologically aligned information drives media bias, which fuels political polarization: When basic facts are no longer part of a shared understanding, the foundation of societal discourse disappears.“An implication of information avoidance is that we do not engage effectively with those who disagree with us,” said Hagmann, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences. “Bombarding people with information that challenges their cherished beliefs – the usual strategy that people employ in attempts at persuasion — is more likely to engender defensive avoidance than receptive processing. If we want to reduce political polarization, we have to find ways not only to expose people to conflicting information, but to increase people’s receptivity to information that challenges what they believe and want to believe.”Despite its evident pitfalls and costs, information avoidance isn’t always a mistake or a reflection of a lazy mind.“People do it for a reason,” said Golman, assistant professor of social and decision sciences. “Those who do not take a genetic test can enjoy their life until their illness can’t be ignored, an inflated sense of our own abilities can help us to pursue big and worthwhile goals, and not looking at our financial investments when markets are down may keep us from selling in a panic.”Understanding when, why, and how people avoid information can help governments and firms alike to reach their audiences effectively without drowning them in unwanted messages. LinkedIncenter_img Pinterest Share on Twitter We live in an unprecedented “age of information.” Dieters have access to nutritional information, people at risk of genetic disease can undergo cutting-edge medical tests and citizens in modern democracies have access to a wide range of news sources covering the entire political spectrum.However, for all the information that is out there, people make use of very little of it. Those on diets, for example, often prefer not to look at the number of calories in a tasty dessert, people at high risk for a disease avoid screening tests that could give them a definite answer, and most consumers of news choose sources that align with rather than challenge their political ideology. Indeed, people at times actively avoid useful information that is available to them.Drawing on research in economics, psychology, and sociology, Carnegie Mellon University’s George Loewenstein, Russell Golman and David Hagmann illustrate how people deliberately avoid information that threatens their happiness and wellbeing. Published in the Journal of Economic Literature, they show that, while a simple failure to obtain information is the most clear-cut case of “information avoidance,” people have a wide range of other information-avoidance strategies at their disposal. They are also remarkably adept at selectively directing their attention to information that affirms what they believe or that reflects favorably upon them, and at forgetting information they wish were not true.last_img read more

Our silver jubilee

first_imgSubscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Farmington Hills biz collects 1,000 boxes of cereal for Gleaners

first_img Farmington Voice Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) Bank of America Merrill Lynch employees recently collected approximately 1,000 boxes of cereal for the Children’s Hospital Cereal Drive/ Gleaners initiative, which helps provide breakfast during the summer for thousands of local children who would get free or reduced priced breakfast during the school year.Bank employees also collected and donated cereal at their offices in Bloomfield Hills, Grosse Pointe, Auburn Hills and Troy. In all, Gleaners received 4,000 boxes through the drive. Reported bylast_img read more

Izawa retains lead

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEISEN, Fukuoka Pref. (Kyodo) Toshimitsu Izawa moved a step closer to winning his first title of the year after firing a 4-under-par 68 in the third round for a two-stroke lead at the Asahi Ryokuken Yomiuri Memorial Open on Saturday.Izawa, who started the round with a three-stroke advantage, made five birdies and one bogey to move to 16-under 200 atop the leaderboard ahead of Katsumasa Miyamoto at Aso Iizuka Golf Club.last_img read more

Crushing wins for Marian Academy, Bishops in basketball

first_imgMarian Academy, President’s College and School of the Nations secured wins in the u19 division, when the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) ‘Regional Conference’ continued yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, Homestretch Avenue. Marian Academy dismantled Bishops’ High 44-21. Timothy Thompson tallied an impressive double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds.Jether Harris added nine points. For Bishops’ High, Roydon Glasgow netted eight points. Similarly, President’s College crushed St. Rose’s High 41-24.  Akeem Crandon recorded a double-double of 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Lamon Friday assisted with nine points.On the other side, Jeremiah Spencer scored 10 points. School of the Nations downed the Business School 28-20. Shemar Alphonso registered a double-double of 12 points and as many rebounds. He was assisted by Corey Graham who added eight points, 10 rebounds and four assists. For the loser, Christopher Ramcharran netted nine points and grabbed 19 rebounds.Also, Tutorial High defeated Chase Academy via walkover. The annual competition is sponsored by the Edward B. Beharry and Company Ltd, Banks DIH LTD and the National Sports Commission.last_img read more

Rohit, Krunal help India beat NZ to level T20 series

first_img(Reuters) – Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma cracked a blistering half-century as India outclassed New Zealand by seven wickets in the second Twenty20 international yesterday and levelled the three-match series at 1-1. Chasing 159 for victory, Rohit’s 29-ball 50 and Shikhar Dhawan’s 30 laid the perfect platform as India cruised home with seven balls to spare at Auckland.Rishabh Pant, who scored an unbeaten 40, finished the job in the company of experienced wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India quickly overcame the disappointment of an 80-run defeat in the opening match of the series.“Very pleased to see how we bowled and then we were clinical with the bat as well,” Rohit, who overtook Martin Guptill as the highest scorer in the format with 2,288 runs, said. “We didn’t execute plans in the first game, we executed them here and got the reward for it. It’s important to understand the mistakes we made.“We wanted the guys to go out there with a clear mind. We have got quality in our side and we are looking forward to the next game. Hopefully, we can do what we did today.”Earlier, left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya dented the Kiwi top-order to finish with figures of 3-28 in four overs. The 27-year-old removed Colin Munro, Daryl Mitchell and Kane Williamson in quick succession. Mitchell was given out leg before to a controversial review with HotSpot technology clearly showing a mark when the ball passed the inside edge of the bat before hitting his pads.Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme provided some late fireworks with scores of 42 and 50 respectively but India’s bowlers managed to keep control of New Zealand’s scoring rate.The final T20 will take place in Hamilton tomorrow.last_img read more

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City League track and field championships

first_imgTHERRAN COLEMAN of Brashear won the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the City League championships,Coleman is a Pitt football recruit FAST FRESHMAN—Raven Haston of Obama Academy  won the 100 and 200 meter dashes. MONTANA HOWARD of Westinghouse won the Long Jump event. ASIA PARKER of Carrick won the 100 and 300 meter hurdle races and also won the Long Jump championship.center_img Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier MALIK TOWNSEND of Perry won the shot put event. (Photos by William McBride)Amadou Diallo of Allderdice won the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter races to lead the Allderdice boys to the City League Championship.DISTANCE KING—Amadou Diallo of Allderdice won the 800 meter, 1600 meter, and 3200 meter races to lead the Allderdice boys to the City League Championship.last_img read more