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Gant Rugger opens in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

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first_img How to Thrift Like a Pro: Tips for Making the Most of Secondhand Style 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know When it comes to classical, time-honoured American clothing brands, Gant is way up there with the greats. Steadfast and timeless. Naturally then, we were thrilled to hear that the brand is planning a huge expansion and has opened a second store in Brooklyn just months after the success of the ‘tasting table’ concept store that opened a few months ago in Williamsburg, which was designed to incorporate collaborations with some of the best local food and spirit companies. Just when you thought retail couldn’t get any dreamier right?Located in Boerum Hill at 357 Atlantic Avenue, the second Williamsburg store has been designed as a Gant Rugger neighbourhood shop. Though the new store may be a tad cosier than the Williamsburg location, the concept is still designed to push our increasingly foodie-aware buttons: brasserie + clothing = the place to be.The intimate design of the store successfully beckons in locals, with it’s antiquated central farm table, white tiles, tea stands and exposed brick walls- a style that we have been gravitating towards for some time now. Alongside plates of deliciousness, shoppers will find a curated collection of clothing and accessories from the brand’s Gant Rugger and Gant by Michael Bastian lines.The brand’s Brooklyn invasion is a welcome one, given the heritage style that recurs each season. As a bonus ode to the district, the brand filmed their Pre Spring 2014 video campaign on the J train over the Williamsburg Bridge. Represent. 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn Get Naked with Independent Winemakers with NakedWines Delivery Kit Editors’ Recommendations Mountain Hardwear Is Bringing Augmented Reality to the Great Outdoorslast_img read more

Inquiry into reported killings of Afghan prisoners sought by UN human rights

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“Reports of the death and summary execution of prisoners after capture are a source of serious concern, since such acts amount to breaches of international humanitarian law,” said Kamal Hossain, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Afghanistan, in a statement released in Geneva.Mr. Hossain noted that international human rights organizations had expressed grave concern at the deaths which occurred in Qala-i-Janghi and the circumstances surrounding the reported prison uprising there. “Concern has also been expressed about reported summary execution and maltreatment of prisoners,” he said. “Inquiries need to be held on these reports by the authorities concerned and corrective action taken, including appropriate measures against any person found responsible for committing such breaches.”The Special Rapporteur emphasized that the international action against global terrorism must be viewed as a campaign to uphold the international rule of law. “It is important for all concerned to keep this in view in order to ensure strict compliance with international humanitarian law, especially since increasing numbers of prisoners are expected to be taken in the coming days,” he said. read more