Barbour International’s Autumn/Winter 2010 Sporting Collection

Barbour International produces a myriad of jackets for many different uses, one of those being shooting. The brand’s Autumn/Winter 10 Sporting Collection has just these sportspeople in mind and features everything from lightweight jackets to gilets, versatile fleeces and waterproof pants along with more traditional Barbour jackets and styles. Below we have outlined some new additions to the Barbour Sporting family.

Barbour International counts the the Linhope Endurance 3 in 1 and Linhope Featherweight as two of their most popular shooting styles. Designed by Lord James Percy, these Barbour jackets have been tweaked and improved for the 2010 season. The jacket is made from Cordura and features a waterproof lining as well as Alcantara trim, which adds an edge of luxury to this utilitarian item. Improved for better range of motion the jacket also has many functional features like great pockets and being machine washable. The Linhope Featherweight is not only comfortable, but completely portable and easily folded with great features like handwarmers and elastic cuffs.

The Crossfell is new for 2010 and is a great Barbour jackets for numerous types of outdoor pursuits and sports. The jacket can be purchased in olive or brown laminated waterproof cotton and is both breathable and easy to care for (read: machine washable). A double zip and flap pockets make this jacket ideal for shooting and its design also makes it great in all types of weather. The Crossfell and improved Linhope are just two of the new additions to the Barbour International line this season that would appeal to every type of outdoor sportsman.


Replay Mens Designer Clothing

Jeans and t-shirts go with summer like peanut butter with jelly. They just fit. No one wants to spend hot summer days dressed to the nines. Of course, casual doesn’t have to mean messy or unattractive. On the contrary, these days denim is not only classified as designer, but also widely considered to be the ultimate in across-the-board style statements. No company does relaxed and chic denim, and associated apparel, better than Replay clothing, the brand started by Italian Claudio Buziol in 1978. With an array of Replay jeans, t-shirts and accessories to choose from you can ensure you stay cool–and hip–this summer.

Straight leg, boot cut, boyfriend fit, skinny, classic, wide leg…the styles of women’s jeans go on and on. Do you want baggy and extra comfy (boyfriend) or suctioned-to-your-leg tight (skinny)? Perhaps a pair of on-trend, high-waisted, wide legged denims will do. The options are endless and the choice is yours, although body type should always be a prime consideration. At the end of the day you want the jean that looks best and feels most comfortable for you because, after all, wearing good denim is like wearing a second skin.

These days men have a similar array of options to choose from, from slim cut and relaxed fit, to jeans with rivets, embroidered pockets and a variety of colours and washes. Well tailored and perfectly worn jeans can compliment any number of outfits, from the simple t-shirt to a button-down and blazer. And if you spot that perfect pain of jeans don’t automatically jump to the price tag. Sometimes buying that slightly more expensive pair, if it fits well and looks good, is worth it as the jeans will lend themselves to wearable looks again and again.

To top off any casual summer look think about a t-shirt in a great colour and snappy graphic print, a pair of chic trainers or preppy moccasins or even a pair of flip flops. Throwing together these few pieces by a brand like Replay clothing will ensure you will have great outfits for the hot days to come and the even hotter nights.


Y3 Trainers & Clothing

Retired footballer Zinedine Zidane is the star of the Spring/Summer 2010 ad campaign for Yohji Yamamoto’s Y3 line for Adidas. Not surprising, considering the designer’s inspiration for the collection is said to have been the way the net moves after a goal is scored. As with most runway-to-reality situations many of the looks that were sent down the catwalk were interesting and conceptual, but not altogether in line with the Y-3 sportswear items that fly off the shelves. These looks included several different styles of mesh pieces paired with loose pants and tailored blazers.

The colours, however, were right on point. With the exception of the rare red or pink piece the large majority of the runaway show featured Y-3’s simple and chic colour staples–white and black. The trademark hues, as well as more traditionally wearable sportswear apparel, were also translated onto the screen for the commercial starring Zidane.

At its core the Y-3 brand is upscale street fashion and is both wearable and chic. While Y3 trainers may be focused on style over function they are still produced by Adidas and quite capable of keeping up with the needs of their modern day customers.

In addition to stylish and wearable running shoes the Y-3 line also offers a variety of apparel–from jackets to pants and t-shirts–as well as accessories like bags and wallets, as well as flip flops that are perfect for the summer months.

Yohji Yamamoto’s Y3 clothing from Adidas has an array of apparel, footwear and accessory choices for the hipster who likes to be comfortable while looking impeccable. Based on a signature palate of black and white the line manages to produce separates that can be worn together or with other items in your wardrobe to produce a chic, laid back look that is more high fashion that loungewear. If the preview below is any indication, we have a lot to look forward to with the new Y-3 line, which will be available this fall.


Paypal India Electronic Withdrawal Blocked Again

Yes!! Paypal and RBI did it again. Today i received (all Indian paypal users) received a mail which says the are blocking Electronic Withdrawal facility for Indian paypal users until further notice.

In accordance with regulatory instructions, we would like to notify you about a change in our withdrawal functionality in India starting on August 1, 2010. At present you can request for either an electronic or cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account if you are an India user.

From July 29, 2010 onwards, you will only be able to request for a cheque withdrawal of funds from your PayPal account.

While we are working hard to restore the electronic withdrawal service, in the meantime, we are bringing this matter to your attention so that you can plan your future withdrawal activities accordingly.

To request for a cheque withdrawal:
1. Log into your PayPal account, click on ‘Withdraw’.
2. Click on the ‘Request a cheque from PayPal’ link.
3. Enter the withdrawal amount and select your mailing address, then click ‘Continue’.
4. Click ‘Submit’ to confirm your request.
In order to help you with this change and until further notice, we will refund the $5 USD cheque withdrawal fee to you for cheque withdrawals made on July 29, 2010 onwards.

For any questions, please log into your PayPal account and click ‘Contact Us’ at the bottom of the page.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused from this change in our withdrawal functionality. We will provide ongoing updates to you here. We thank you for your attention and patience as we work tirelessly to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

Thank you,
The PayPal Asia Team

 This will going to affect thousands of freelances who are depended on paypal.



Twitter and Privacy Issues

Twitter has agreed to settle charges by federal regulators that it put the privacy of its users at risk by failing to protect them from data security lapses last year that let hackers access their accounts.

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday the settlement bars Twitter from misleading consumers about its security and privacy practices and requires the start-up to establish a comprehensive information security program.

According to the FTC, hackers were able to view email addresses and other private user information, gain access to user messages, reset user passwords and send phony tweets from user accounts.

At least one phony tweet was sent from the account of Fox News and another phony tweet was sent from the account of then-President-elect Barack Obama offering more than 150,000 followers a chance to win $500 in free gasoline, the FTC said.

“At the time of the incidents, we were … in the midst of perhaps unprecedented user growth for an Internet company; and, didn’t employ the security methods that we use today,” the company said on Thursday.

Twitter said 45 accounts were accessed in the first incident and 10 accounts in the second incident.