The 10k record of Men smashs at Bellahouston Park

While most dads were lazing out in bed or cooling with a Sunday Roast, these hardy chaps put on their running shoes and faced a whopping 10 kilometer sprint to the finish line.

Sponsored by mental health charity View Me, the race at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park hoped to raise awareness of mental health issues in society.

Occasion supervisor for the Men’s 10k, Sarah McMillan said: “we’re so pleased with the achievements of thousands of men and their families over this weekend observing men’s well-being and demonstrating that men in Scotland do care about their health and well being.

“A special thank you has to go to all our amazing volunteers, providers and, of course, event sponsors without whom the Men’s 10k Holiday just wouldn’t occur. We trust we know it has been a wonderful start to our summer of sport and the events of the weekend are a real inspiration to all in Scotland.

“Here’s to our 10th year in 2015!”

Lads like blue and getting physical.

” If this sounds to you like a nursery rhyme in the 1800s (“Sugar and spice and everything nice, that is what girls are made of”), then you’re not alone . Regrettably , that is also the sexist message of a recent Clarks shoes advertising campaign that encourages boys to “examine shoes to destruction” (blue shoes, no less), while boosting the idea that girls “adore comfort and fashion.”

After seeing these signs in a Clarks store in Westfield, Stratford, in the Uk, Emma Dixon Tweeted the photo and set the hashtag # LetShoesBeShoes. Clarks’ petition requesting Clarks to “remove aged, sexist signage” from its stores reached 500 signatures earlier today. On the website, she wrote that it reinforced “damaging societal stereotypes” and “deprive[d] both genders of the opportunity to become who they really are.”

And clarks’s right. These advertisements are undoubtedly problematic. Hey Clarks, what about boys who like fashion? What about girls who enjoy running around and making wreck…or even only the colour blue? And what about kids who do not wish to identify as either sex? Where do they fit in this pink-versus-blue binary?

The satire of all this is the fact that Clarks’ efforts from years past did a better job of challenging a gender binary. A vintage ad for their “Wallabee” line of shoes featured a grown man next to the quote “In my eyes, Wallabees are practically beautiful.” That’s right, a guy who loves style and practicality.

Another vintage Clarks ad featured a female film star, alongside a blurb that read: “But she considers relaxation in addition to design.” Yes, you seen it, this really is the exact same phrase from the advertising that was recent, about 50 years later. At least the old advertisement depicted a career woman, unlike the recent one that encourages female passivity.

Whole families are featured by other old adverts out frolicking in the sunshine in their Clarks shoes. Drawn in black and white, they made no gendered colour divisions.

The wrong way, you are moving!

Sadly, this is merely the latest in gendered products targeted towards kids. For instance, the “Barnes and Noble Classics Series” includes different bundles of books for boys and girls. The “Classics for Boys” contain tales of “activity, experience, and quest” such as Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne.

Such gendered marketing is what encouraged a collection of parents in the Uk to start “Let Toys Be Toys,” a campaign that supporters against needless gendered sections in children’s products. Today, they, also, Tweeted about the sexism of the Clarks well as about a picture of Prince George wearing pink dungarees. That’s right.

million-square-foot Seasons of Tuxedo mixed-use development.

The purchase price will not be divulged.
The south half of the development includes a 400,000-square foot IKEA store, a 70,000-square foot Cabela’s store and a number of smaller retail outlets, restaurants and financial institutions.

Blair Forster, Harvard’s vice-president of Forster Projects of development and president, said Harvard were looking for a number of years at the Winnipeg marketplace, and the Seasons of Tuxedo website was simply too good to pass up.

“We think it is among the greatest (development) opportunities in Western Canada,” he told real estate industry representatives attending the third biennial Winnipeg Real Estate Forum Tuesday in Winnipeg.

Forster said in a later interview Fairweather and IKEA had looked at constructing a retail complex with a retractable roof on the north side property. And Harvard and Forster’s initial layout plans called for a fashion outlet mall that had the shops opening onto a central, open air concourse.

But when Ivanhoe Cambridge approached them about getting involved in the endeavor, an enclosed mall similar to a typical regional shopping centre was suggested by it.

“And we agreed… that with the cold weather climate, having an enclosed shopping centre would go the shopping season,” Forster added.

The developers say the outlet centre will boast more than 90 stores featuring leading and brand-name fashion things at 25 to 75 per cent off regular retail prices.

Forster wouldn’t disclose the names of any likely tenants for the center, but he said they will be many of the same retailers found in most other premium fashion outlet centres in the United States and Canada.

He said they’re already in discussions with a developer who is thinking about constructing a resort on the site. He wouldn’t say how huge the resort is likely to be, but said it will have all the conveniences that would appeal to families, including a swimming pool.

“They are going to try and capitalize on the draw of both the IKEA store and the trend outlet centre for prolonged stays,” he said, including the outlet centre is anticipated to attract shoppers from as far afield as eastern Saskatchewan, northern Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and the north central United States Of America.

He said construction of some of the interior roads of the site should begin within the next month approximately, and the first building will likely begin to rise next spring. It may be the supermarket, the hotel, or the first phase of residential units.

He said a number of local programmers have already bought the land that was residential and are preparing their development plans. He said it’s too soon to say how many residential units are not unlikely to be built.

Travelers seeking a luxurious retreat will locate one of indulgent experiences and a kind amenities difficult to find anywhere else.

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For the greatest star treatment, Las Ventanas al Paraiso merely unveiled a highly anticipated collection of 12 exclusive new luxurious villas. The new villas range from a few bedrooms and feature a private infinity pool and swim up bar, luxurious interiors, an open air bathroom featuring invigorating private outside garden patios, infinity tubs, steam and rain showers and access to the seashore. Some of the unique and exclusive amenities include a 24 hour butler who delivers complimentary breakfast daily, homemade guacamole and margaritas in the afternoon and daily surprises for guests; a 30-minute in-villa massage by the pool; packing and unpacking services; and a complimentary encounter every day for example a private in-villa ceviche cooking course or a picnic at the beach. For more information visit

The luxury Capella Pedregal lately implemented its new Butler Software at three of their beachfront villas (pictured above). From unpacking to organizing guests’ itineraries and dinner reservations, the butler that is dedicated takes care of guests’ needs to ensure a personalized and unique experience. Gastro travelers will be treated to an engrossing series of cooking demonstrations, culinary seminars and events that range from elaborated barbeques to gourmet private dinners. Flavor of Capella Food & Wine Festival bundles begin at $3,820.

Esperanza, an Auberge Resort’s running concierge is an ideal offering for those looking to stay fit while relaxing in luxury. The recently established running concierge service provides personalized support to inspire guests and help achieve fitness goals. The jogging concierge personally direct guests on jogs around the property and adjoining places supply appropriate supplies and equipment because of their fitness routine, in addition to provide motivation and training tips and guidance on local running routes. For more information on Esperanza, an Auberge Resort please visit

At One&Only Palmilla, guests feel like royalty with a 24-hour private butler and unique amenities including much more, tequila set up, afternoon snacks and a sheets menu. The resort offers guests many poolside services like massage, sunglass and a library and game room. The resort’s most stunning suite, which has hosted star clientele including John Travolta, is the 4-bedroom Villa Cortez, which offers fitness center, private health spa and a media room. The Baja Leap bundle of the resort can be obtained through mid-December and contains private chauffeured round trip airport transfers among much more. By seeing the bundle can be booked

Ultimately, for a luxurious romantic getaway Zoetry Casa del Mar Lover’s Experience bundle enables couple to indulge in over the top romance. The bundle includes a private catamaran sail, a private sunset couples massage, a romantic dinner on a daily turndown service and the shore and in-suite amenities. Packages begin at $860 per couple and can be booked at

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2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

The 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S has charm in spades. But, as with folks, charm doesn’t always equate to substance. Is the British grand touring coupe’s allure more than skin deep, or is the attention it draws undeserved? After a protracted weekend in the new Continental GT V8 S we have some answers.
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Finished in Kingfisher blue paint ($4395) compared with Beluga black emphases, our examiner‘s outside sparkled in the California sun. All Continental GT V8 models feature a black grille mesh with chrome vertical centre divider and outside (front, rear, and wheels) B badges with red backgrounds, while the Beluga black front splitter, side sills, rear diffuser, effective rear spoiler, and double chrome “figure-eight” exhaust points are exclusive to the V8 S version. In addition to unique interior bits (more on those later), the Mulliner Driving Specification ($14,845) adds a solid aluminum “jewel” fuel cover and the enclosed Mulliner Dark alternative features dark tint HID/LED headlights and LED taillights, and Beluga black side mirrors. While the conventional brake package includes eight-piston calipers and 15.9-inch discs up front and two-piston calipers and 13.2-inch disks in back, our tester was fitted with the optional Carbon Ceramic Disks with Red Brake Calipers ($13,875). The brakes feature gigantic 16.5-inch front and 14.0-inch rear rotors. The high-performance brake package peeks out from behind 21-inch, seven-spoke black finish alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli rubber ($4380). The most eye-catching characteristic of the Continental GT V8 S may function as the dearth of a B pillar when all four side windows are rolled down.
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With the brand-new Bentley under my command, my weekend started at the weekly enthusiast assembly called Coffee and Cars. Although parking spots at Cars and Coffee begin to fill up early — around 5 a.m. — the Continental GT V8 S was immediately ushered inside the main parking area even after arriving 90 minutes late. After safely parked, the Continental GT V8 S got immediate and long lasting interest. After the coffee had cooled and the crowd started to dwindle, I and the blue Bentley made our way to the Whittier Area Classic Auto Show, where we had a similar encounter. Many favorable remarks were got by the Continental GT V8 S , with references to the outdoor color the most common. The Continental GT V8 S and I headed to our conventional testing facilities after a weekend chauffeuring pals. Under the Continental GT V8 S’ metallic blue outside sits a variant of the double-turbo 4.0-liter V8 found in the standard Continental GT V8. With 1.5 more pounds of boost, the GT V8 S churns out 521 hp at 6000 rpm and 502 lb-feet of torque at 1700 rpm — increases of 21 hp and 15 pound-feet, respectively. Power is routed to all four wheels via exactly the same eight-speed automatic. Despite a 5132-pound curb weight, the Continental GT V8 S lays remarkable numbers down.
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At the dragstrip, the coupe charged to 60 miles per hour in only 3.6 seconds and concluded the quarter-mile sprint in 12 seconds flat at 116.6 miles per hour. Not only did the Continental GT V8 S reach 60 miles per hour 0.7 second quicker than automaker claims, but it was 0.2 second faster to 60 miles per hour and 0.1 second faster in the quarter-mile than the 616-hp 2013 Continental GT Speed. The twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 Speed, nonetheless, had a 0.5-mph faster trap speed. Those times are also noticeably faster compared to the conventional 500-hp Continental GT V8 (0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds; quarter-mile in 12.7 seconds at 110.3 miles per hour). Bentley understands just how to put enormous power to the ground.

Planting the Seeds of Innovation

Retailers should apply an innovation filter with their strategic planning. If not, they will just spend hard-earned capital on catching up instead of leaping ahead. Initiation and forward thinking should be ingrained at every level of the enterprise to ensure that each person in the team has the possibility to be a catalyst for change.

At the Retail Executive Summit, Darrell Sandefur, Director, Digital Innovation and R&D, Luxottica Retail will discuss how to put the seeds of initiation and instill a culture of change at the ” The Art of What’s Possible: Real World Innovation” session. Initiation is not a simple endeavor and retailers must learn how to balance creativity and the day to day anxiety of managing the enterprise.

For multiple years, Sandefur continues to be choosing and deploying omnichannel alternatives for customers and associates for leading market and supermarket brands and for the last few years at LensCrafters and Sunglass Hut.

The 13th annual Retail Executive Summit will be held June 18-20, 2014 at the Grand Del Mar in Grand Del Mar, California. The conference features keynotes from retail leaders, peer to peer relationship building, exchanges, and the 4th annual CIO of the Year Awards. To find out more, to view the full schedule, or to register for the event go here.