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Condé Nast Crafts Rules to Protect Models From Harassment

In a statement to The New York Times, Mr. Weber said the allegations of the models were “untrue” and that he had “never touched anyone inappropriately.” Lawyers for Mr. Testino objected to the allegations and called the credibility of the men who said they were harassed into question.Condé Nast began working on the code not long after dozens of women accused the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct in articles by The Times and The New Yorker, the company said. Along with Ms. Wintour, the initiative was spearheaded by Mr. Sauerberg and Jonathan Newhouse, chief executive of Condé Nast International, which will also adopt the code. (It may be modified to make it relevant for different countries and cultures.)“A crisis often results in action,” Ms. Wintour said.Though the fashion industry has been known to overlook sexual harassment in the past, there are indications, like the new Condé Nast policy, that it is beginning to push for systemic change.Under its new guidelines, the company will no longer work with models who are younger than 18. There will be no alcohol on photo sets. Photographers will not be allowed to use the set for personal work after a commissioned shoot is completed, and it is recommended that models not be left alone with photographers, makeup artists or other contributors […]

New York Today: New York Today: The Latest on the Snowstorm

• Bridges and tunnels: Motorists are encouraged to drive at reduced speeds on bridges and tunnels across the city, so expect a slower-than-usual commute. A speed restriction of 35 m.p.h. is in place on the George Washington Bridge and there are residual delays at the Lincoln Tunnel.• Ferries: All Seastreak service is suspended. NYC Ferry’s East River and Astoria routes are running on normal schedules, but there are suspensions and service changes on the Rockaway and South Brooklyn routes.• Newark, La Guardia and Kennedy airports: Airlines have already canceled many flights to and from East Coast destinations.PhotoCommuters begin to make their way through Lower Manhattan this morning.Credit Stephanie Keith for The New York TimesAlternate-side parking is suspended for snow removal today and Friday.The flurries should dwindle by this evening, but it may feel as icy as zero degrees or lower. What might be more concerning, according to Tim Morrin of the National Weather Service, are the days to follow.“After the snow is over, we’re expecting a very frigid period of weather on Friday and Saturday,” Mr. Morrin told us. “Wind chill factors can be even worse than we had during the New Year’s period, so everything’s going to be really frozen in. For citizens who need to be outdoors, it’s really going to be a tough go.”Newsletter Sign UpContinue reading the main storyThank you for subscribing.An error has occurred. Please try again later.You are already subscribed to this email.View all New York Times newsletters.Friday and Saturday are showing highs near 12 and lows around 4, but with the wind chill, it may feel as biting at 20 below zero.Plan accordingly and stay warm (think: hearty dishes like soups and stews, or hot chocolate and cold-weather cocktails).We will continue updating the column regularly throughout the morning, and you can read more in our live briefing about how the ‘bomb cyclone’ is affecting New York and other parts of the country.Continue reading the main story […]

New York Today: New York Today: New Year’s Freeze


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North Korea, Iran, College Football: Your Tuesday Briefing


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North Korea, Iran, College Football: Your Tuesday Briefing

• Quotation of the day “If you want to catch a cat you have to stay up all night — that’s just the name of the game.” Continue reading the main story — Jennifer Petruska, a resident of Santa Rosa, Calif., and a self-described insomniac, who spends her nights tracking and trapping pet cats who went into hiding during recent wildfires. Back Story We begin today on a high kick. The Rockettes closed their annual holiday season run on Monday, their 85th year at Radio City Music Hall in New York. But their famous kicklines are only a part of the storied history of one of New York’s cultural cornerstones. Photo The Rockettes in 1940. Credit Associated Press Opened on Dec. 27, 1932, Radio City was “the largest temple of entertainment of its kind in the world,” The Times (somewhat breathlessly) proclaimed. […]

Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, North Korea, New Year: Your Tuesday Briefing

#briefing-market-module.interactive-embedded .interactive-caption { display: none; } Market Snapshot View Full Overview In the News Photo Credit Alex Hofford/European Pressphoto Agency • In Hong Kong, a pro-democracy march ended in a standoff with the police. Organizers said 10,000 demonstrators were on hand; the police put the number at 6,200. [South China Morning Post] Continue reading the main story • In Afghanistan, a suicide bomber attacked a funeral on Sunday for a local official, killing at least 17 people. [The New York Times] • “No more.” President Donald Trump said the U.S. “foolishly” gave Pakistan more than $33 billion over the last 15 years while getting nothing in return. He pledged to end the economic aid. [Reuters] • Nepal barred solo mountain climbers, including on Mount Everest, in an attempt to reduce accidents. [The New York Times] • A pro-Israeli U.S. group called the singer Lorde a “bigot” in a full-page ad in The Washington Post. […]

10 of Our Best Weekend Reads + One Great Video


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