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Sure, American’s teachers often have to work two or even three jobs just to make ends meet while education budgets nationwide are under attack from Republican legislatures. But when it comes to security for Betsy DeVos, no expense is spared, even as she comes from one of the wealthiest families in the U.S., with an estimated net worth in the neighborhood of $5.4 billion. The U.S. Marshals Service has been tasked with protecting Betsy DeVos, ever since a couple of protesters tried to block her from entering a school back in early 2017. More from NBC News about the unusual arrangement with the U.S. Marshals. While it remains unclear who specifically made the request, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions granted the protection on February 13, 2017, a few days after DeVos was heckled and blocked by a handful of protesters from entering the Jefferson Academy, a public middle school in Washington. DeVos was confirmed as education secretary on February 7 of that year. [...] The cost of security provided to DeVos was $5.3 million in fiscal year 2017 and $6.8 million for fiscal year 2018, according to the Marshals Service — an amount that is ultimately reimbursed by the Education Department. The estimated cost for fiscal year 2019 is $7.74 million. It’s infuriating that taxpayers are paying such a hefty fee based on a couple of hecklers in February 2017. So much for fiscal conservatism, amirite? The U.S. Marshals and the Department of Justice refuse to elaborate on any other threats to DeVos, if any. And with all of that expensive security, you’d think she was criss-crossing the nation. Nope, she’s really hardly been out to our schools at all. After receiving the Marshals' protection, DeVos spent less than 4 percent of her time visiting traditional public schools in the school year that began in September 2017.[...] Yes, people were angry (and still are) that DeVos apparently bought a cabinet position after dumping $200 million into Republican candidates, with the long-term goal of privatizing our public schools. Yes, people are angry that DeVos has, time and time again, paved the way for corporations to profit from our schools and our children. And yes, DeVos has rolled back protections for our most vulnerable—LGBTQ students and sexual assault survivors. But, does she really need a round-the-clock security team while mostly hanging out in Washington, D.C.? In the end, the idea that Republicans are fiscally conservative is as it has always been—a complete myth.
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One of the first fragrances created by Parfums Givenchy, the “L’Interdit” Eau de Parfum was conceived as a tribute to Audrey Hepburn in 1957. The actress was a long time muse of Hubert de Givenchy and he was responsible for creating several iconic dresses for her.With the current edition of the “L’Interdit” Eau de Parfum, Givenchy has once again looked at an actress for inspiration and has chosen Rooney Mara to front its campaign. Mara is famous for her tough girl roles in films such as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” and continues to deliver memorable performances, which have been nominated for several awards. In the fragrance campaign, she brings her ability to “transcend limits” and a unique brand of chic boldness to the screen and Parfums Givenchy has showcased the combination fully.As for the “L’Interdit” Eau de Parfum, it is described by Parfums Givenchy as being a “forbidden blend of both dark and bright.” The heart notes bring loads of brightness to the fragrance and are composed of white flowers such as tuberose, orange blossom, and jasmine. Forming the base notes of the fragrance are darker tones delivered by vetiver and patchouli, which also enchant the senses as they last through the day and into the night. The “L’Interdit” Eau de Parfum while exploring the boundaries of “bold femininity” ensures that the elegance that Audrey Hepburn was known for still lives on in a new fragrance.Click on the slideshow to check the campaign.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
What: Certified Jewelry at Westbury Auction GalleriesWhere: 3300 Foothill Blvd # 8116, La Cresenta , CA 91214, United StatesWhen: 19 November, 06.00 pm GMTTop lots of the sale:- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $126,000.00. Ref: WAG50400. Gold Content: 14K White Gold, Weight of Item: 9.8 grams. Main Gemstone: Paraiba Tourmaline, Shape: Oval, Weight: 8.79 ct. Color Grade: Light Blue, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond. Quantity: 52 counts, Shape: Round Brilliant, Weight: 3.05ct. Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI3, Color Grade: F a€“ H. Estimate $76,500 - $126,000- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $135,730.00. Ref: WAG54292. Item no.: FA2054311036-BR6371AE, Gold Content: 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 16.85 grams, Size: 7.5. Main Gemstone: Natural Emerald, Shape: Emerald cut, Quantity: 1 count, Carat Weight: 23.83ct, Color Grade: Green. Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-cut, Quantity: 188 counts, Carat Weight: 3.98ct, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $67,865 - $135,730- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $126,000.00, Ref: WAG76000, Item no.: JO1241003 a€“ 00829, Specification: Gold Content: 18k Yellow Gold. Weight of Item: 11.8grams, Country Made: USA, Ring Size: 7.25. Main Gemstone: Natural Zambian Emerald, Shape: Emerald Cut, Carat Weight: 6.82ct, Clarity Grade: Type2, Color: Green, Cut Grade: Very Good, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-Cut, Carat Weight: 1.80ctw, Clarity Grade: VSI - VS2, Color Grade: E-F, Hardness: 10. Estimate $63,000 - $126,000- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $12,300.00. Ref: WAG49200. Item no.: FA2053289007-BR6210AS, Gold Content: 18K Yellow Gold, Weight of Item: 8.50 grams, Size: 7. Main Gemstone: Natural Sapphire, Shape: Oval-shape, Cut Grade: Very Good, Quantity: 1 count, Total Carat Weight: 7.60ct, Color: Vivid Blue. Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-cut, Total Carat Weight: 3.08ct, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $61,500 - $123,000- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $90,468.00. Ref: WAG51696. Item no.: FA2058168007-BR6673AE. Specification: Gold Content: Solid 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 12.85 grams, Size: 7, Country Made: U.S.A, Main Gemstone: Natural Emerald, Shape: Cushion cut, Quantity: 1 count, Carat Weight: 4.83ct, Color Grade: Green, Clarity: Type 2, Cut Grade: Very Good, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Marquee cut/ Pear cut/ Round Brilliant-cut, Quantity: 276 counts, Carat Weight: 2.02ctw, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G _ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $45,234 - $90,468- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $87,600.00. Ref: WAG35040. Item no.: FA2053289015-N2105ATZ. Gold Content: 18K White Gold, Weight of Item: 30.80 grams, Main Gemstone: Natural Tanzanite, Shape: Pear shape, Cut Grade: Very Good, Total Carat Weight: 9.76ct, Color: Violetish Blue, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond. Shape: Round Brilliant-cut / Baguette, Total Carat Weight: 5.09ct, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G – H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $43,800 - $87,600- Estimated Retail Replacement Value: $75,000.00. Ref: WAG60000. Item no.: DJ3374007. Specification: Gold Content: 14k White Gold, Weight of Item: 2.8 grams, Country Made: USA, Ring Size: 7, Main Gemstone: Natural Ruby, Shape: Oval-Cut, Carat Weight: 3.53ct, Clarity Grade: Type 2, Color: Reddish Purple, Cut Grade: Very Good, Adjacent Gemstone: Natural Diamond, Shape: Round Brilliant-Cut, Carat Weight: 0.90ctw, Clarity Grade: SI1 - SI2, Color Grade: G a€“ H, Hardness: 10. Estimate $37,500 - $75,000For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
What: Asian Works of ArtWhere: Il Ponte casa d'aste, Palazzo Crivelli Via Pontaccio 12, via Pitteri 10, Milano, 20121, ItalyWhen: 20 November, 09.30 am GMTTop lots of the sale:- A green and apple-green jadeite carving depicting a «cricket and cabbage» group (defects), China, early 20th century. Height: 16 cm. Estimate € 22,000 - € 24,000 ($25,093 – 27,375)- A pair of large Famille Rose vases, each decorated to the body with panels depicting a pair of magpies amongst flowering branches, the neck with shaped panels enclosing grasshoppers and flowers, all surrounded by floral motifs against a yellow sgraffiato ground, China, Republic period (1912-1949). H. 71 cm. Estimate € 18,000 - € 20,000 ($ 20,531 – 22,812)- An arhcaistic gilt-splash bronze censer and cover, with twin handles shaped as mythical beasts suspending rings, with apocryphal Xuande mark to the base, China, 17th/18th century. H. 38 cm. Estimate € 15,000 - € 20,000 ($ 17,109 – 22,812)- A blue and white bottle vase decorated in various tones of blue, the globular body with an official and attendats in procession, the neck with stylised tulips, China, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628 - 1644). H. 36 cm. Estimate € 12,000 - € 15,000 ($ 13,687 – 17,109)- A blue and white bottle vase decorated in various tones of blue, the globular body with an official and attendats in procession, the neck with stylised tulips. China, Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628 - 1644). H. 37 cm. Estimate € 12,000 - € 15,000 ($ 13,687 – 17,109)- A painted pottery bactrian camel with sogdian rider, the beast standing on a base, portrayed with the head raised and ferocious expression, the rider with thick beard and moustache wearing a hat. Laboratory Ralf Kotalla, Haigerloch thermoluminescence test no. 091109, 12/12/2009, is consistent with the dating of this lot, China, Tang dynasty (618 - 907), (h. cm 47.5; l. cm 37 cm.) Estimate € 12,000 - € 15,000 ($ 13,687 – 17,109)- A bottle vase with twin ruyi-head handles, covered in a pale celadon glaze, the vase with raised bands, China, Yongzheng mark and of the period (1823-1735) (restorations). H. 21 cm. Estimate € 11,000 - € 12,000 ($ 12,547 - 13,687)- A pair of Chinese walnut (hetao) with two display shelves, two drawers and two doors with bronze hardware, China, late 18th century. 74 x 187 x 40 cm. Estimate € 9,000 - € 10,000 ($ 10,265 – 11,407)- A small vase with twin lion-head handles suspending rings, decorated in Beijing enamels with flowering branches on a yellow ground, the neck with a key-fret band, China, four characters Qianlong mark and of the period (1736 - 1795), h. 3.5 cm. Estimate € 9,000 - € 10,000 ($ 10,265 – 11,407)For details, visit: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/Click on the slideshow for the highlights of the sale.http://www.blouinartinfo.com/Founder: Louise Blouin
F.P. Journe introduces two new timepieces as part of the Linesport Collection featuring elegant yellow dials and 44mm titanium cases.Switzerland-based luxury watch manufacturer, F.P. Journe has a sterling record when it comes to creating unique timepieces. In its latest offering, the company has relied on a striking hue of yellow used on the dials of the “Centigraphe Sport” and “Octa Sport” 2018. Both the timepieces are part of the Linesport collection and the eye-catching color of the dials help to set off the anthracite hued titanium case and bracelets.While both new models have 44mm cases, the “Centigraphe Sport” features a Caliber 1506 movement with manual winding, which is known for its high accuracy. The “Octa Sport” has a Caliber FPJ 1300-3 movement with automatic winding. The three dials present on the “Centigraphe Sport” can display time ranging from 100th of a second, twenty seconds, and 10 minutes. With the “Centigraphe Sport” being offered as a perfect watch for the day, it provides a power reserve of up to 80 hours, but with the chronograph running it drops to 24 hours.The “Octa Sport” is designed for use during the day and night. It has Superluminova on its hands, numerals, and has 12 luminescent points, which allows for users to easily check the time in low lighting conditions and at night. Featuring a contemporary sporty look with matte finish, the timepieces ensure that the Linesport collection continues to showcase the watchmaking savoir-faire of the company that resulted in it winning the Aiguille d’Or grand prize on three occasions.Click on the slideshow to check the timepieces.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
Michael Kors hosted a celebration in Los Angeles to honor actress Kate Hudson’s appointment as the Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations World Food Program.Fashion designer Michael Kors is making a contribution to the “The Zero Hunger Challenge,” which is currently underway, and in which the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) is a major participant. In an effort to support the WFP and its work, the designer hosted a party in honor of Kate Hudson. The event importantly celebrated the naming of the actress as Goodwill Ambassador for the WFP. The party saw a number of stars and models in attendance including, Gladys Knight, Sofia Vergara, and Olivia Munn.The day of the party saw Kors and Hudson participating in a talk hosted by Natalie Morales and World Food Program at UCLA.Hudson has spent time visiting various countries that are included in the purview of the WFP and went to Cambodia where school children were fed under the auspices of the organization. In 2015, Kors additionally launched a “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign in collaboration with Hudson, which has been renewed this year. As part of the campaign, the designer has roped in artist Eli Sudbrack I AVAF, who helped create a T-shirt and a Special-Edition Runway Watch. Additionally, for every T-shirt sold through the Michael Kors website and in stores, the designer has committed to donating all the profits in the form of 100 meals to the children sponsored by the WFP.Click on the slideshow to check the party and the products offered as part of the Watch Hunger Stop campaign.http://www.blouinartinfo.comFounder: Louise Blouin
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