Brooklyn Beckham launching fashion career?



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Brooklyn Beckham is launching a fashion career.

The 21-year-old photographer – who is the son of David and Victoria Beckham – is keen to move in front of the camera and has signed up to be represented by Robert Ferrell, who has previously managed the careers of the likes of Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, and insiders think it’s only a matter of time before he lands some major campaigns.

A source told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column: “Brooklyn has a recognisable face now and is in high demand in the fashion world, especially as he’s the son of David and Victoria.

“He has got one of the industry’s leading names to help build him up and bag him lucrative deals.

“It’s a promising move.”

Brooklyn made a name for himself as a photographer when he was just 18.

However, his book ‘What I See’ – which was released in 2017 – was subjected to ridicule over its blurred photographs and bizarre images such as a branch, which was captioned “sparrow that flew off just as I was getting the camera out”.

As well as his career aspirations, Brooklyn is also busy planning his wedding to Nicola Peltz, and recently gushed about how “lucky” he feels to have her as his partner.

Sharing a picture of himself placing a kiss on Nicola’s cheek, he wrote on his Instagram Story: “My gorgeous girl [heart emoji] I am the luckiest person on this planet to have you by my side [heart emoji] I love u (sic)”

And in October, Brooklyn marked his one-year anniversary with Nicola and said he “can’t wait” to “start a family” with the actress.

He wrote on Instagram: “happy 1 year anniversary baby. I’m the luckiest person to have you by my side x I can not wait to grow old with you and start a family with you. love you so much. (sic)”

Nicola, 25, also took to Instagram to post her own tribute, in which she called herself the “luckiest girl in the world”.

She wrote: “happy anniversary to the love of my life. i am the luckiest girl in the world to get to be by your side through it all. you have the most beautiful heart i’ve ever known and anyone in your life is lucky to be in it. i promise to always take care of you. i love you more everyday. (sic)”

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Daisuke Takahashi begins ice dance career in ‘very special’ fashion

Daisuke Takahashi, an Olympic bronze medalist and world champion in singles figure skating, began what he hopes is a run to a first Olympics in ice dance on Friday.



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Takahashi, 34, and partner Kana Muramoto shook their heads in unison in acknowledgement, if not approval, after tallying 64.15 points for the rhythm dance at NHK Trophy in Osaka.

They placed second in a three-team competition that also included Japan’s top two ice dance couples from last season.

Full results are here.

The men’s and women’s free skates and the free dance are Saturday, streaming live and on demand on Peacock Premium. A full TV and streaming schedule is here.

“It is very special to perform for a live audience,” Takahashi said, according to the International Skating Union. “Not everything was the way we hoped and it was not a 100 percent, but the rhythm dance was good. I did not realize how difficult ice dance is. So hat off to all ice dancers.”

Muramoto, a 2018 Olympian, and Takahashi performed to music from the 1994 film “The Mask” in a program they began working on in September — a short amount of prep time, especially for a couple that started training together in January. And for Takahashi, who spent nearly a decade performing at the top international level in singles.

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Muramoto and Takahashi set a goal to qualify for the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, which would make him the first skater to make Olympic teams in singles and ice dance as medal sports.

Their coach, Florida-based Marina Zoueva, said before NHK that they have the potential to qualify for this season’s world championships. To do that, they likely must win the Japanese Championships next month.

Also Friday, Kaori Sakamoto topped the women’s short program with 75.60 points. Sakamoto, sixth in PyeongChang, skated a clean program that included a triple flip-triple toe loop combination. She distanced Wakaba Higuchi by 5.89 points.

Yuma Kagiyama, the 17-year-old world junior silver medalist, led the men’s short with a pair of quadruple jumps and 87.26 points, despite popping an Axel.

Top Japanese singles skaters Yuzuru HanyuShoma UnoRika Kihira and Satoko Miyahara are sitting out the competition, which is mostly Japanese skaters due to coronavirus pandemic-related travel measures.

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With Success In Fast Food And Fast Fashion, Is It Time For Fast Education?

Mila Semeshkina is Founder and CEO @ Lectera.com & Expert in Fast Education.

We may not like the so-called fast industries, but they make our day to day easier and more comfortable. We no longer break our heads when we need a quick bite or new clothes for a teenager. We get what we need, and we get it fast. Fast industries guarantee us accessibility, quality and service standards.

The restaurant business was the first fragmented industry to successfully become fast in the 1960s. It has come a long way. Many consumers now prefer quick-service restaurants over full-service. The success of McDonald’s, the world’s largest restaurant chain, is truly global — even in France, the land of haute cuisine and exquisite products.

In the 1970s, the apparel market followed the path with H&M and Zara leading the market. And once again, we saw rapid success in a fragmented market. Even today, the world’s largest clothes retailer, H&M, controls only 1.6% of the market share and Zara, the second largest, controls 1.2%. 

The digital revolution and affordable internet access arrived in the 1990s and made almost any B2C industry (always fragmented) fast. Grocery shopping became fast due to internet orders and delivery services, Amazon became the largest provider of daily purchases. Our way of buying almost everything from transportation services to flowers has changed.

The educational market has long remained on the sidelines. We see that market fragmentation is a condition for the success of fast industries. Historically, this market is also fragmented. There used to be an independent college or university in virtually any big city in the world and all the educational institutions followed the same guidelines often set by governments, but the bottom line depended on people who taught. And it takes years to get an education: We continuously study from 13 to 25 years of our life. 

As life speeds up, not everyone can afford to learn that long, so we have a trend toward faster education. The first to realize that were businessmen, as time meant money. On-campus MBA programs used to last two to three years, now they can be completed online in just a year. Even the most reputable business schools like HEC Paris followed suit. Global digitalization pushed many educational programs online, and these courses tend to become shorter. So maybe the time is right for fast education to succeed and it surely will, as it offers some indisputable advantages. 

Education That Saves Time

Fast education means shorter lessons. Bite-sized learning is one of the key educational trends of the 21st century that brings comfort. You study at your own pace whenever and wherever you want. Educational courses can be divided into smaller parts so that you don’t need more than 15 minutes a day to study.

Time is even more important for the underprivileged. You don’t have years to dedicate to college if you must provide for your family now. And if you’re unemployed, you usually want a new job fast.

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Bellator 249 results, highlights: Cris Cyborg retains title in dominating fashion with first career submission

Throughout a legendary career spanning 15 years as a women’s MMA pioneer, Cris Cyborg had yet to record a submission victory as a professional entering Thursday’s Bellator 249 card. It took less than two rounds for that factoid to need updating as Cyborg continued to evolve her game deep into her career. 

Cyborg (23-2, 1 NC) made the first defense of her Bellator MMA women’s featherweight title with a dominant second-round submission win over top contender Arlene Blencowe (13-8) inside the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. 

A former Strikeforce and UFC champion, the 35-year-old Cyborg showcased not just an increasingly patient striking attack but an ever-growing ground game that included two takedowns and a submission finish via rear-naked choke. 

“I was really working hard because I wanted my first submission in MMA. I never did that before,” Cyborg said. “This is a dream come true. I’m very happy and excited for the next one.” 

Blencowe, a 37-year-old native of Australia, had only lost in the previous five years under the Bellator banner to the same fighter twice by close decision in former champion Julia Budd. But that’s the same fighter Cyborg demolished in January to capture her 145-pound crown and she made even quicker work of Blencowe by using inside leg kicks and pressure to force her back to the cage at will. 

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After a lengthy standing clinch in the opening round, Cyborg swept Blencowe to secure the takedown and quickly moved to full mount before raining down clean punches. Although Blencowe was able to return to her feet shortly before the bell, the offensive surge from the champion only continued in Round 2.

Cyborg ducked a left hook and came forward to draw blood from Blencowe’s nose with a flurry of power shots. A takedown followed before Cyborg began to score with punches from full mount, which led Blencowe to give up her back and tapped out at 2:36 of the round.

“This is amazing. I can hear my corner [in the empty arena] and it’s like a video game,” Cyborg said. “I trained really hard. I always have to improve my game and get better and better.” 

The next challenger to Cyborg’s title could come from the winner of a proposed (but not signed) bout between Budd and former UFC bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano. When asked whom she preferred to fight next, Cyborg stuck to her guns by continuing to refuse to call opponents out.

“Now the division has so many girls and I’m very happy here in Bellator,” Cyborg said. “[Bellator MMA president] Scott Coker is the man who will tell me who is next and I just have to be ready.” 

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