New York Islanders Practice At New Brooklyn Home

Training camp opened for the Islanders on Thursday at Barclays Center, which will become the team’s new home for the 2015-16 NHL season. The Nassau Coliseum will be a distant memory for the Islanders as they leave the aging building for the first time since they entered the league in 1972. “One word for it: beautiful,” team owner Charles Wang said. “When you look at what is going on here, it’s unbelievable. I am very happy as you can see from the smile.” NHL: Cleary to return to Red Wings He stopped short of comparing this day to other big ones in his life. “I’m ecstatic today. Is it happier than the day I got married?” Wang asked, before an answer was drowned out by laughter. “You enjoy that moment. I have a big smile on my face.” One by one, the players left the Long Island Railroad train that carried them from Garden City, N.Y., to Brooklyn on Thursday morning. They were decked out in their jerseys and received a warm welcome as they approached the sparkling new arena. Reporters, television crews and photographers were there to greet them on a near 90-degree day that was more suitable for baseball than hockey.

New York banking regulator probes PwC, Promontory

The subpoenas, issued by the New York State Department of Financial Services, are part of a probe of the independence of consultants retained by banks, often at the behest of regulators. State and federal authorities have increased scrutiny of the financial services consulting industry since the firms were hired to review foreclosure abuses in 2011 and billed more than $2 billion before regulators canceled the project. The probe of PwC focuses on its work for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, according to the people with knowledge of the matter, who were not authorized to speak publicly. In June, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi agreed to pay New York state $250 million for deleting information from $100 billion in wire transfers that authorities could have used to police transactions with sanctioned countries like Iran. PwC consulted on a review of the transactions and over the course of the summer turned over to New York documents related to that review, according to one of the sources. The investigation is ongoing, that source said. A PwC spokeswoman declined comment. Promontory is being probed in connection with its work for British-based Standard Bank and another bank, the source said. The source would not identify the second bank. Promontory did a review of Standard Chartered’s improper transactions, the source said. Promontory did not immediately return a call for comment. Last year, Standard Chartered agreed to pay $340 million to New York over transactions linked to Iran and other sanctioned countries. Deloitte LLP’s financial advisory unit, which also did consulting work for the bank, settled with New York in June. New York had accused Deloitte of omitting key information in a report to regulators after reviewing Standard Chartered’s operations. Deloitte agreed to pay $10 million and refrain from new business with New York-regulated banks for a year.

New York Fashion Week Gives Colombian Designers A Taste Of The Big Time

I wanted it to be for girls[…]who have no problem coming to work in a Victorian gown and a pair of Birkenstocks, or a 1940s cocktail dress worn in the middle of the day with a pair of sneakers,” said Jacobs speaking via The Telegraph . Anna Sui’s Models Were Stunning As An Out-Of-This-World Ethereal Trend Was Channelled. Elsewhere, Anna Sui inspired with her usual trend of feminine shapes, patterns and colours. Her SS collection incorporated a trend for elfish, hippy-styled, pieces, occasionally bordering on the twee. Described as “outer space hippy” by Fox News, Anna Sui created gentle and effeminate pieces that women can lust over. Wearing fringing, floral prints, horizontal headbands, wide sleeves and sandals, models wore their hair long and free with the men’s velvet trousers and shining floral dinner jackets a particular delight. Karen Elson Was The Perfect Choice To Model Anna Sui’s dainty Fabrics & Hippy Trend. Malan Breton, an “on the up” talent took his audience somewhere completely different for his rock ‘n’ roll inspired show. Male and female models both wore John Travolta-esque white suits with heavy, statement lapels and androgynous, slicked back hairstyles. 80s style pointy high-heels hid underneath long, straight-leg trousers whilst flashes of fire-coloured suit pieces, pops of shining colour and leather detailing made the collection roar. Malan Breton’s Models Were Bold In 1970s Suits.

Malan Breton Suit

Veteran designers like Oscar De La Renta and Carolina Herrera shared the lime light with newcomers from around the world hoping their designs inspire others. Among the newbies to fashion week was Colombian-born New Yorker Edwing DAngelo, who showcased his 2014 spring collection that features colorful designs inspired by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso and the cubism movement of the early 20th century. I was inspired by the lines and the colors (of that movement), DAngelo told Fox News Latino minutes after completing his first runway show Thursday afternoon the last day of NYFW. People were fascinated with the designs. New York Fashion Week ran from Sept. 5 – Sept.12. Joined on the runway show was the new collection of handbags by Colombian designer Mario Hernandez who painted a recent series of paintings by fellow countryman Nelson Vianey on his leather handbags. The paintings Circolica were inspired by Cirque De Soleil. Hernandez, who returned to Bogota, Colombia earlier in the week, told Fox News Latino that his goal with the showcase was to expose their designs and broaden their market into the United States using beautiful, affordable and high quality products. We had a store at Trump Tower in the early 1990s showing a lot of colors, and it didnt go well, he said. They told us for exclusive designs it works better when they are named after the designer. So that is what we did and now we have 55 stores around the world. DAngelo said the designs Hernandez showcased were amazing and people were very receptive to them. It was incredible, he said. More than 600 people were fascinated with the bags. The designer said he is looking forward to working with Hernandez in the future, getting his advice as to to how producing his designs not just for his fans but for a larger audience. Usually for designers, appearing in fashion shows is the ultimate goal, but I have noticed that there is more than that, D’Angelo said. Now I see Latin America as another market to tap into. DAngelo said meeting Hernandez was like a match made in heaven because he can learn so much from the veteran designer.

New York Fashion Week Day 7: Flower power to the fore

Highlights included a flower print strapless cocktail dress in sage with an inverted tulip skirt and pleated chiffon gown in the same print but in onyx and blush. Playing with sheer and mesh details in the bodice or adding a thigh-high splice, Mohapatra toughened up even the sweetest bouquets. NYDN;Getty Images PHOTOS: MICHAEL KORS SPRING 2014 Kors was clean and simple, a summer romance where tailored trousers and jackets balanced flowy dresses and shorts. The textures were diverse white linen, hemp raffia, cashmere, soft denin chambray and even some fox fur made appearances. The grass green hand-embroidered bikini covered in daisies is a must-have. Butterflies fluttered to the front at Marchesa. Not only were the models wearing butterfly tattoos (dont worry, they were temporary) and signature Marchesa roses by Scott Campbell, but organza petals adorned many of the gowns. Sheer laces layered over lingerielike pieces resulting in boudoir-inspired evening looks. PHOTOS: NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING 2014: DAY SEVEN Fashions favorite grandma Johnson put on a show as only she could. There were clothes a four-part collection she called BJ One A Day comprised of ditsy florals, spangly sequins, and leopard and black with studs and chains but it was Johnson herself, who cartwheeled down the runway with granddaughter Layla, who stole the show. The pink-haired models with frosted lips did their best to keep up. The designer even commemorated the 9/11 anniversary with rainbow underwear-clad models taking their final walks waving American flags to the tune of New York, New York. Getty Images; NYDN From left to right: Proenza Schouler; Bibhu Mohapatra; Nanette Lepore; Michael Kors. Milly designer Michelle Smiths uptown girl is working her way downtown, maybe even to Brooklyn, complete with a wardrobe of sexy open-knit honeycomb dresses and skirts, bralette tops, microshorts and lots of skin. Even a tropical print got rough-and-tumble treatment with a fitted belly-baring top and tight midiskirt.