Korean group must remove Berlin tribute to “comfort women”

BERLIN (AP) — A Berlin district has ordered a local Korean group to remove a statue commemorating women used as sex slaves by Japan during World War II, saying Friday it goes beyond what had been approved.

The issue of sex slaves, euphemistically called “comfort women,” has been a major source of friction between South Korea and Japan, and the district’s decision came after Japan expressed irritation about the statue depicting a woman sitting next to an empty chair.

Stephan von Dassel, mayor of the central Mitte district, said permission had been given for the Korean organization to display a “peace statue” for one year, as a broad “statement against sexualized violence against women in armed conflicts.”

Instead, he said, the statue unveiled in late September “exclusively addresses the behavior of the Japanese army in World War II.”

“This has led to irritation in Japan on a national and local

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Add comfort and beauty to your home with new floors

As we head inside for fall, it’s a great time to look around our homes and think about options for flooring updates.  

A new flooring surface can refresh and revitalize the look of your interior, whether you redo a room or the entire house. Plus, it can make cleaning up after muddy boots easier, and enhance your home’s resale value.

We asked two Seattle-area flooring and design pros about a few of the most popular options for new floor surfaces.

New hardwoods

For living areas, hardwood flooring is considered the go-to choice. And while traditional oak floors are still beloved, prefinished engineered hardwoods are increasingly popular. Made of layered wood, with quarter-inch-thick hardwood as the top layer, engineered hardwood planks are easier to install (no need to sand, stain and finish) and less susceptible to warping in humid environments such as kitchens and baths.

And engineered hardwoods don’t require a

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Dior Looks to Comfort and 1970s Bohemian Vibes at Paris Fashion Week

Dior swaddled its models in cocooning kaftans at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday to protect them from an uncertain world, in the first big runway show staged in the virus-hit city in nearly seven months.

Three hundred masked movers and shakers braved the drizzle to worship at the “cathedral of Dior”, as wags dubbed the pavilion with stained glass windows the mythic French brand built in the Tuileries Garden for the occasion.

If the first major live catwalk show in the world’s style capital since the lockdown was meant to be a celebration of fashion, no one told the choir.

A dozen sopranos screeched out an ear-splitting mourning dirge as the models winced by. The mounting atonal music was strangely at odds with the looks, which were mostly comfort clothes to soothe nerves and souls addled by months of anxiety.

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Many of the pieces in the Dior Spring/Summer 2021 collection
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Dior Restarts Paris Fashion With A Hug Of Comfort Clothes

There was a distinct cosy theme to Dior’s Paris catwalk show


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ADDS Extinction Rebellion protest

Dior swaddled its models in cocooning kaftans Tuesday to protect them from an uncertain world, in the first big fashion show staged in virus-hit Paris in nearly seven months.

Three hundred masked movers and shakers braved the drizzle to worship at the “cathedral of Dior”, as wags dubbed the pavilion with stained glass windows the mythic French brand built in the Tuileries Garden for the occasion.

If the first major live catwalk show in the world’s style capital since the lockdown was meant to be a celebration of fashion, no one told the choir.

A dozen sopranos screeched out an ear-splitting mourning dirge as the models winced by, dodging an Extinction Rebellion protester who briefly unfurled a banner proclaiming, “We are all fashion victims”.

The mounting atonal music was strangely at

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How Ergonomic Workstation Accessories Can Help Enhance Your Comfort And Productivity

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Fashion Or Comfort

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Solely whereas hiking in distant areas I have been wearing pantyhose beneath a skirt. Purchasing objects such as books and CDs online may save time. I might love to extend the hub as there are such a lot of more retailers and factories right here. A manufacturer was concerned that gross sales have been dropping for their merchandise in several retail stores.

My Salem, MA Top 20 Destinations & Attractions hubs (see links at the finish of this hub) are also great ideas for places to shop; most of Salem’s museums have … Read More