深藏 BLUE,那抹迷人的帝舵蓝

蓝色,是生命、天空与海洋的颜色。它优雅而又高贵,蕴含对浪漫生活的渴望,同时也象征着勇敢无畏的精神。正因如此,蓝色成为了最受现代制表业青睐的色彩。而帝舵表不仅是这股美学潮流最初的引领者,更通过一系列经典持久的表款,将“帝舵蓝”塑造为品牌最受瞩目的视觉标志之一。

享誉国际的瑞士高级腕表品牌帝舵表,一直以沿袭自劳力士腕表的卓越品质和平易近人的价格而著称。在外观设计方面,帝舵表则始终保持着自身鲜明的风格,众多表款皆巧妙融入品牌传统的美学精髓,而“帝舵蓝”正是其中最具代表性的视觉标志之一。

从上世纪60年代起,帝舵表产品目录中就陆续出现多款在表盘及细节设计上融入蓝色元素的腕表。这既是帝舵表与海洋紧密联系的象征,也展现出了蓝色这一富于表现力的色彩在人们生活中异常丰富的内涵。“帝舵蓝”也因此而作为品牌的经典美学特色,在帝舵的女装及男装表款上沿用至今。

帝舵皇家系列——传承蓝色血统

帝舵表对“皇家”一词的使用可追溯至上世纪50年代,当时帝舵表率先推出的Royal钢制腕表,不仅具备非凡的品质,更赋予其高贵的气度。上世纪60年代,磨光饰面与坑纹切割相间隔的特色坑纹外圈面世,为帝舵表设计美学增添了的新亮点。同一时期,标志性蓝色元素亦登上历史舞台,成为皇家系列的恒久特色。1973年,一体式表带概念首次出现,随着 Ranger II表款的诞生被收录于帝舵表产品目录,同样包含蓝色盘面的款式。

这些历史经典和美学特色均凝萃于新款帝舵皇家(TUDOR Royal)系列,并被重新演绎,其中一款腕表特别饰有蓝色太阳光线效果磨砂饰面表盘,令饰纹的光线效果更为显著,同时又不失沉稳和典雅魅力。新系列拥有4种尺寸供选择,41毫米款配备星期和日历功能,其他表款则具备日历功能,所有尺寸均可选配镶钻钟点时标。

该系列腕表从里到外皆为瑞士制造,表壳由整块316L不锈钢打造而成,配备旋入式上链表冠及底盖,确保佩戴时防水深度始终能达100米(330英尺)。“五链节”表带则以其独特的设计、严谨的工艺和精巧的打磨,带来流畅舒适、简约灵动的佩戴体验。腕表内部装配瑞士产自动上链机芯,精确度可达天文台表级别,并享有品牌提供的的五年保用保证,无需登记或定期检查。在典雅尊贵的蓝色气场加持下,帝舵皇家系列可从容应对各种环境及场合。

碧湾1958型“海军蓝”——来自海洋的呼唤

对于复古腕表爱好者而言,帝舵潜水表的那抹蓝与法国海军有着密不可分的联系,同时也在潜水表中开创了这一影响深远的美学潮流。

在历史上,帝舵表于1958年推出了首款防水深达200米(660英尺)的潜水腕表,尺寸39毫米,这也是碧湾1958型的由来。随后在上世纪70年代,帝舵表受法国海军的委托,开始为其提供坚固可靠且技术先进的专业潜水腕表,并以蓝色为主色调,替代了当时潜水表常用的黑色表盘,表底盖还镌刻有独特铭文(字母M.N.及发布年份的最后两位数)。这些被称为“TUDOR MN”的腕 表(帝舵表法国海军腕表)很快便成为收藏家热烈追捧的对象。

2020年,出于对历史和传统的敬意,帝舵表在旗舰表款碧湾1958型(BlackBayFifty-Eight)的基础上,推出了全新的“海军蓝”款式。新作沿袭了1958年原版潜水腕表的众多美学特色,包括哑光海军蓝表盘及外圈,复古的凸起型表镜,并采用了最初的39毫米直径表壳,令手腕纤细者也同样适合佩戴,是复古款爱好者的心仪之选。

腕表搭配的特色织纹表带亦采用“海军蓝”配色,在法国由传统工艺编织而成,其特色鲜明的外观巧妙呼 应了知名的“TUDOR MN”腕表。因为在当时交付给法国海军的潜水表上,也并未配备帝舵表带,而是改为各种类型的织纹表带。

领潜型——至深之蓝 勇闯无惧

过去60年来,帝舵表始终与海洋保持着紧密联系,而在所有现有表款中,要论谁最能代表 品牌天生敢为的探险精神及无所畏惧的开拓精神,则非这款蓝色领潜型(Pelagos)腕表莫属。

自上世纪50年代以来,帝舵表便是世界顶尖海军专业潜水员的理想选择,而凭借着领先时代的尖端技术,领潜型更成为机械潜水腕表的个中翘楚。它拥有一系列专为水下作业研发的技术性能,包括饱和潜水时所需的排氦阀门及搭配磷光钟点标记的陶质旋转外圈,同时还配备专利带扣的独特表带,采用钛金属及钢的材质搭配,可根据佩戴者手腕自动调整长度,以适应潜水服在下潜或浮出水面时因压力变化而产生的厚度差异。

除此之外,雪花形指针等帝舵潜水表的标志性特征也都在领潜型腕表上得到了充分体现。

启承CHRONO BLUE——“地中海蓝”的浪漫色彩

着染地中海蓝为色调,启承 Chrono Blue (Heritage Chrono Blue)表款仿佛带人回到温暖慵懒的南法海岸,洋溢着浓浓的假日风情,更让人不禁追忆起多彩创意蓬勃发展的70年代。

1971年问世的帝舵首款蓝色计时腕表(型号7169),采用鲜艳的色彩和形似盾牌徽记的五角时标,给众多钟表爱好者留下了深刻的印象。由于其表盘酷似摩纳哥赌场的轮盘,因此以“Monte-Carlo”(蒙特卡洛)的别称闻名于收藏圈。正所谓爱屋及乌,经过重新演绎的启承Chrono Blue计时表也获得了无数爱表人士的青睐。

凝聚品牌历史中对这抹色彩的深厚情感,“蓝色”同样出现在计时腕表的织纹表带上。此款表带专门由法国家族企业采用传统工艺手工制作而成,令近乎失传的提花纺织工艺得以延 续。除标志性的蓝色旋转外圈与45分钟计时盘外,与织纹表带的创意搭配,令启承Chrono Blue 表款更具运动风范,个性十足。

碧湾型32——多面人生 凭“蓝”出彩

碧湾系列的女款腕表中亦融入蓝色元素,展现女性优雅风姿。这款精致小巧的碧湾型32 (Black Bay 32)腕表,将帝舵潜水腕表的标志性设计凝聚于女性腕间,兼具经典外观与实用功能。

碧湾型32还特别搭配光泽闪耀的碧蓝色亮漆表盘,让人轻松应对不同场合及着装的需要。在办公室灯光下,也无法阻挡含蓄中展现的不俗品位,低调中流露的优雅气质。周末的明媚阳光之下,更为闪耀光芒,瞩目之中更显迷人。

碧湾型32腕表防水深达150米(500英尺),搭载自动上链机械机芯,清晰易读。其钢表壳采用磨光与磨砂相间饰面,可选配钢表带、摺扣皮表 带、或黑色织纹表带。多种功能应对多姿多采的生活,凭“蓝”出彩,总能面面俱到。

10 Things You May Not Know About Elon Musk’s Mom, Maye Musk

From biography

Tech giant and entrepreneur Elon Musk is known for his roles in PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX. But before he began making electric cars and launching rockets into space, he grew up in South Africa with his mother, Maye Musk. Maye, in addition to raising Elon and his fellow successful siblings Kimbal and Tosca, has lived a life that, while different from Elon’s, rivals his in accomplishments and fascination. Here are 10 things you might not know about the billionaire’s mother:

She’s a supermodel

Maye started modeling at the age of 15. Though she was told this career would be over by the time she was 18, she ended up working for decades as a print and runway model. “My friends tell me: I was famous before Elon was famous,” she told Vanity Fair.

After turning 60, Maye became more successful, which she’s attributed to her decision to stop coloring her hair. With a stylish shock of white hair, she landed jobs that included an ad for Virgin America, the cover of New York magazine in 2011 and a cameo in the video for Beyoncé‘s “Haunted.”

By 2015 Maye still had to audition for jobs, but did appear in her first runway show for New York Fashion Week. In 2016 she was signed by IMG, a top agency for models. That year she also made fashion waves when she accompanied Elon to the Met Gala. In 2017, when she was 69, she became an ambassador for CoverGirl. She’s the oldest brand ambassador in the beauty company’s history.

“I think it gives hope to women as they age they can continue to work and be relevant and confident and comfortable with themselves,” Maye told Forbes about her achievement.

Her ongoing success also provides a positive example for her field. “Young girls stop me on the street and say my career gives them hope that if I’m doing this at 70 years old, they can do it at 25,” she told Marketwatch.

She’s a dietitian

Maye holds two master’s degrees, one in dietetics and the other in nutritional science. She built a successful dietitian practice in South Africa and then rebuilt her career after moving to Canada in her 40s. Being a dietitian provided Maye with a stable career when modeling work was slow.

Maye put on weight in her 30s, and in the 1990s she was able to shed about 50 pounds by refocusing on healthier food choices like legumes, vegetables and yogurt. However, she’s been upfront about how hard it is to maintain her weight, particularly because she has a sweet tooth and is tempted by treats such as chocolate and sticky toffee pudding.

She’s a social media maven

Maye disproves the stereotype that older people don’t understand social media. Her Instagram feed garnered interest from IMG Models, and signing with them helped take her modeling career to the next level. Maye has credited connections made on Facebook with leading to her first couture show, which happened when she was 67. Plus, she’s used Twitter to build her career as a dietitian and lecturer.

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maye documented some of her runway moves on Instagram to raise funds for the struggling fashion industry.

She participated in beauty pageants

A friend once entered a 20-year-old Maye in a beauty pageant. She decided to go through with the competition and won. In 1969, she was a finalist for Miss South Africa.

She has a twin

Maye has a twin named Kaye, with whom she remains close. Their children spent time together growing up; like Maye, Kaye also raised successful entrepreneurs.

She had an adventurous upbringing

Maye’s family moved from Canada to South Africa in 1950, when she was almost 3 years old. In winter, the family would venture into the Kalahari desert, taking enough supplies for three weeks. They were hoping to locate the desert’s rumored Lost City, though they were never successful.

She is a domestic abuse survivor

Maye wed Errol Musk in 1970. It was the beginning of a marriage that contained physical and mental abuse, as Errol reportedly beat her and forced her to cut off contact with her family. But splitting up was difficult, as Maye felt embarrassed by her situation. In addition, at the time divorce laws in South Africa didn’t consider abuse a sufficient reason to end a marriage.

After divorce laws changed in 1979, Maye finally felt able to walk away. Years later, she shared details about her marriage in her 2019 book, A Woman Makes a Plan. Maye has also voiced encouragement for women in abusive relationships, telling Page Six, “When you make a big change, it will be scary, but you can’t just stay in a bad situation.”

She worked hard as a single mother

A divorced Maye struggled to make ends meet. She shared in an interview with the Huffington Post, “After my divorce, I had to house and feed three kids without maintenance. Poverty makes you work really hard. I remember crying when one of my kids spilled milk. The saying goes ‘don’t cry over spilled milk.’ I cried because I couldn’t buy another milk that day.”

Maye survived by buying secondhand clothes and used her dietitian skills to provide cheap and nutritious meals, such as peanut butter sandwiches and bean stews. Staying afloat also required hard work. But she explained to CNBC, “I never felt guilty about working full-time, because I didn’t have a choice. Taking care of my children was the top priority; I worked hard to keep a roof over our heads, food in our stomach, and basic clothes on our back.”

When modeling, Maye often brought her three kids to shows. Her children also helped out in her dietitian practice, something Maye did for her own parents’ chiropractic practice.

She created a new life in Canada in her 40s

Thanks to Maye’s being born in Canada, her children were able to obtain Canadian passports. At 18, Elon headed there after graduating from high school. His teenage siblings also wanted to relocate to Canada, so Maye went there to assess the potential move.

While Maye was in Canada, her daughter Tosca made arrangements to sell her mother’s house and car in South Africa. When Maye returned from her trip, she had a decision to make: should she walk away from these possessions, and the career she’d spent years building? She signed the paperwork and took the leap.

However, at the time South Africa limited the amount of money that could be taken out of the country, so most of the proceeds from these sales weren’t available. At one point Maye was working five jobs as she built a new life in Canada, telling Forbes, “I was a research officer at the University of Toronto. I was teaching two nights a week at a nutrition college and two night weeks at a modeling agency. I modeled and I gave talks, and I had a private practice.”

She has no plans to retire

Maye has no plans of slowing down any time soon, telling The New York Times, “I will never retire. My mom never retired. I’ll work until no one wants me anymore, and then I’ll find something else and I’ll still be a dietitian doing nutrition research, which I love.”

Elon Musk blasts Jeff Bezos’ Amazon, alleging effort to ‘hamstring’ SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet

FromCNBC/By Michael Sheetz

The two richest men on the planet are sparring in front of federal regulators over the massive satellite internet projects their companies are developing.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday, as his company works to persuade Federal Communications Commission officials that it should allow SpaceX to move some of its Starlink satellites to lower altitudes than originally planned.

Jeff Bezos’ Amazon has been among companies that have disputed SpaceX’s request, on the grounds that the modification would interfere with other satellites.

“It does not serve the public to hamstring Starlink today for an Amazon satellite system that is at best several years away from operation,” Musk said in a tweet.

Amazon responded to Musk’s comment in a statement to CNBC.

“The facts are simple. We designed the Kuiper System to avoid interference with Starlink, and now SpaceX wants to change the design of its system. Those changes not only create a more dangerous environment for collisions in space, but they also increase radio interference for customers. Despite what SpaceX posts on Twitter, it is SpaceX’s proposed changes that would hamstring competition among satellite systems. It is clearly in SpaceX’s interest to smother competition in the cradle if they can, but it is certainly not in the public’s interest,” an Amazon spokesperson said.

Starlink is SpaceX’s plan to build an interconnected internet network with about 12,000 satellites, designed to deliver high-speed internet to anywhere on the planet. With more than 1,000 satellites so far in orbit, SpaceX began a public beta program in October. Initial service is priced at $99 a month, in addition to a $499 upfront cost to order the Starlink Kit, which includes a user terminal and Wi-Fi router to connect to the satellites.

Meanwhile, Amazon has been working on its own satellite internet called Project Kuiper. It plans to launch 3,236 internet satellites into low Earth orbit — a system that would compete with Starlink. While Amazon in December passed a critical early hardware milestone for the antennas it needs to connect to the network, it has yet to begin producing or launching its satellites.

The FCC in July authorized Amazon’s proposal for Kuiper, which the company says it will invest more than $10 billion in to build.

Musk’s comment comes after SpaceX director David Goldman spoke with FCC officials late last week to discuss the company’s proposal to move some of the Starlink satellites to lower altitudes.

In a presentation to the FCC, Goldman highlighted that Amazon representatives have had “30 meetings to oppose SpaceX” but “no meetings to authorize its own system,” arguing that the technology giant is attempting “to stifle competition.”

In December, representatives of Amazon spoke with FCC chairman Ajit Pai about SpaceX’s request to modify its Starlink plans. Amazon asked that the FCC limit SpaceX’s satellites to a minimum altitude of 580 kilometers until the regulator “fully evaluates the detailed record on the significant interference concerns” that Amazon believes are presented SpaceX’s modification.

“SpaceX has indicated that it is capable of operating its system without exceeding 580 km and has not demonstrated why such a condition should not be effective immediately,” Amazon corporate counsel Mariah Dodson Shuman wrote in a letter to the FCC.

Both companies’ satellite networks represent ambitious projects, with SpaceX, like Amazon, saying its network will cost about $10 billion or more to build.

But SpaceX leadership estimates that Starlink could bring in as much as $30 billion a year, or more than 10 times the annual revenue of its rocket business.

SpaceX earlier this month expanded its beta program to include customers in the United Kingdom and Canada. The company is looking to widely expand Starlink access internationally, with public records showing the company registered in Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, France, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa and Spain.

Welcome to Elon Musk’s school, where kids play with flamethrowers and shirk foreign languages

From businessinsider

  • Elon Musk cofounded a school for his five sons in 2014, called Ad Astra.
  • At first, the school only had eight students and was based in a conference room at SpaceX. It now boasts around 40 students, an Ars Technica report revealed.
  • Ad Astra has no grades, so children aged seven to 14 learn together in teams.
  • Students learn about AI, ethics and how to build things including weather-balloons and battle-bots.
  • Sports, music and foreign languages are not on the curriculum.
  • The school has its own unit of currency, the “Astra,” to promote entrepreneurship.


Elon Musk started a school called Ad Astra in the offices of SpaceX — and a new report has revealed that its curriculum is absolutely wild.

A new report from Ars Technica drew together information about the school, including a freshly uncovered document filed with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which revealed that Musk funds it to the tune of nearly half a million dollars.

Ad Astra (meaning “to the stars” in Latin) has not exactly been a secret since its launch in 2014, but details about what goes on at the school have been scant. Its website is enigmatic, containing only a logo, a contact email, and a portal for parents.

Musk, who has five sons, co-founded Ad Astra in Hawthorne, California with teacher Joshua Dahn. In an interview with entrepreneur Peter Diamandis last year, Dahn said that Ad Astra started out with just eight children in a conference room at SpaceX with glass walls.

The school now has around 40 students, around half of which are the children of SpaceX staff. The IRS document notes it will probably never exceed 50 students “because of the intense staff to student radio.”

Musk told a Chinese TV station about Ad Astra in 2015. “There aren’t any grades, making all of the children go in the same grade at the same time like an assembly line,” he said. Instead, children aged seven to 14 work together in teams, and while they do receive scores on their work, they do not receive letter-grades at the end of a semester.

The wild Ad Astra curriculum

The curriculum at Ad Astra is unconventional to say the least. Students learn about artificial intelligence and how to give what is “essentially a TED talk,” according to Dahn. Ethics are also explored through hypothetical scenarios: For example, deciding who’s to blame for a factory which has polluted a nearby lake.

Sports and music are not on the curriculum — although there is dodgeball at lunch, and Dahn says one of the students is “probably objectively the best violinist under the age of 12 in the world.”

Foreign languages are also absent due to Elon Musk’s personal philosophy that real-time translation software will soon make the subject obsolete.

Instead, the children learn various coding languages (Scheme, Swift, and Scratch) and get to experiment with more applied science than in your average school science lab.

“We blow shit up,” says Dahn, talking about the school’s chemistry classes. The students also get to construct things in a module called “A-Frame,” from weather-balloons to battle-bots.

The children reportedly asked whether they could be allowed to incorporate flamethrowers and electromagnetic pulses into their robots. “The answer’s always yes,” says Dahn, laughing, “until you destroy the school.”

To encourage entrepreneurship Ad Astra also has its own unit of currency called the “Astra,” which the children are able to trade with each other.

“One of the things they do is three times a year there’s a marketplace called the Bazaar and at the Bazaar the kids have their own companies essentially,” Dahn said. He gives an example of a student who builds websites for his classmates, including one who makes “gourmet cookies.”

Musk foots the bill for Ad Astra, and according to the IRS document found by Ars Technica Musk gave the school $475,000 in 2014 and 2015. Dahn added: “It’s extraordinarily generous and it allows us to take any kid that sort of fits.”

Elon Musk’s Girlfriends: The Truth About His Love Life

From thenetline

Elon Musk is widely regarded as the architect for the future. He has always been a visionary with a rare ability to predict and invent what the world will need in the future. Some of the visionary products and services engineered by him include Tesla and PayPal. He is also the chief engineer of an ambitious space program known as SpaceX.

Musk’s professional achievements are well documented, but he prefers to keep his personal life private. Elon rarely talks about his relationships, and even when he does, he keeps the intimate details to himself.

Keep reading to find out more about Elon Musk’s unspectacular relationship history.

He believes that he needs a companion for him to be happy

Elon has achieved a lot throughout his career, and most people would think that his numerous achievements make him very happy. The man has a net worth of close to $21 Billion, but he believes that without a companion, he can never be truly happy. Elon revealed in an interview with Rolling Stone;

If I’m not in love, if I’m not with a long-term companion, I cannot be happy…I will never be happy without having someone. Going to sleep alone kills me.

Elon Musk is another example of the cliché that money doesn’t buy happiness. In Elon’s case, his numerous achievements only serve to make him feel more alone. They seem to make the void in his heart and his life bigger. Listening to him, you get the sense that he wants to share it all with someone special. He told Rolling Stone;

It’s not like I don’t know what it feels like: Being in an empty house, and the footsteps echo through the hallway, no one there – and no one on the pillow next to you. Fuck. How do you make yourself happy in a situation like that?

This desire to never be alone has been a part of Elon for most of his life. It’s almost as if it is engrained in his DNA. This fear of abandonment can be traced back to how his parents raised him. His mom and his dad were rarely around to give him guidance and support. He had to learn how to live through books. One might say that he turned out okay, but the experience with his parents created an emotional scar that still haunts him up to today.

Despite all this, Elon hasn’t given up on finding his perfect partner. He told Rolling Stone;

I’m looking for a long-term relationship. I’m not looking for a one-night stand. I’m looking for a serious companion or soulmate, that kind of thing.

Considering Elon’s impact on the globe, everyone hopes that he will find love sooner rather than later.

He married his first wife in the year 2000

 

Elon’s first attempt at finding a lasting love came when he met Justine Musk at Queen’s University. He saw the Canadian beauty from across the common room of the university, and he decided that he wanted to approach her.

When Elon approached Justine, he told her that they’d met at a party that Justine hadn’t attended. Nevertheless, Justine accepted Elon’s ice cream date invite. However, come date-time, Justine went back on her promise. She chose to study instead of going for the date with Elon.

Elon didn’t give up, and several hours later, he showed up at the school’s student center with two melting ice cream cones. He wasn’t fazed by Justine’s refusal, and he was determined to get his girl. Elon continued to woo Justine even after he transferred to Wharton. He would regularly send roses to Justine, and he would occasionally visit Queen’s University to have dinner with her.

According to Justine, Elon’s fascination with her was not because of outward beauty, but because of the desire that she had to succeed. After dating for a long while, the couple got married in January 2000. When Elon and Justine started dating, Elon was a struggling entrepreneur. By the time they got married, Elon was worth about $20 million.

Justine told Marie Claire that the marriage began to go downhill when the couple’s first child died after ten weeks due to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Nevada’s death seemed to affect Elon more than he admitted. He refused to discuss the matter with Justine and even labeled her public grieving as ‘emotionally manipulative’.

Eight years into the marriage, the cracks in the couple’s marriage were too big for Elon and Justine to ignore. He filed for divorce after a failed attempt to save the marriage through counseling. Despite this sad ending, five good things came out of the failed marriage. Justine told Marie Claire;

Although I am estranged from Elon – when it comes to children, I deal with his assistant – I don’t regret my marriage…Elon and I share custody of the children, who are thriving. I feel grounded now, and deeply grateful for my life.

He married and divorced his second wife twice

Six weeks after filing for divorce, Elon informed Justine that he was engaged to British actress Talulah Riley. It, therefore, came as a surprise that Riley and Justine got along during the divorce proceedings. Justine told Marie Claire that she sent Riley an email stating;

I would rather live out the French-movie version of things, in which two women become friends and various philosophies are pondered, than the American version, in which one is ‘good’ and one is ‘bad’ and there’s a huge catfight sequence and someone gets thrown off a balcony.

Riley simply responded, “Let’s do as the French do.

Talulah and Elon got married after the conclusion of the divorce proceedings. News of their divorce emerged in 2012. Elon confirmed the rumors when he posted a tweet saying;

It was an amazing four years. I will love you forever. You will make someone very happy one day.

The couple reunited and remarried in 2013. A year later, Elon filed for divorce, but he withdrew it before the court concluded the divorce proceedings. The next stage in this up and down relationship came in 2016 when Riley filed for divorce.

Riley and Elon are still on good terms, and they are involved in each other’s lives. Riley told People;

We still see each other all the time and take care of each other.

He had a painful breakup with actress Amber Heard

Reports about the relationship between Amber and Elon first emerged in 2016. At the time, Amber and Johnny Depp had just finalized their divorce. Elon had also just concluded his second divorce from Talulah Riley.

Amber revealed that a shared love for science brought the couple together. She told The Hollywood Reporter;

Intellectual curiosity, ideas and conversation, a shared love for science. We just bonded on a lot of things that speak to who I am on the inside. I have so much respect for him.

In August 2017, reports emerged stating that Elon and Amber had split up. The reports suggested that their conflicting schedules led to the split. However, the couple reunited again in 2018.

It turned out to be a brief reunion. A source told People that after a month, the couple decided to break up. The source said;

Elon decided it was time to end it and Amber agreed. They both still care deeply for each other but the timing wasn’t right.

The source suggested that the decision to break up was mutual, but Elon revealed that Amber decided to end the relationship. Elon told Rolling Stone that it was a tough break up;

Well, she broke up with me more than I broke up with her, I think…I’ve been in severe emotional pain for the last few weeks. Severe. It took every ounce of will to be able to do the Model 3 event and not look like the most depressed guy around. For most of that day, I was morbid.

Elon had high expectations for his relationship with Amber, and it hurt a lot when the relationship ended. Amber and Elon are currently good friends.

He is currently dating indie singer Grimes

The public learned about Elon and Grimes’ relationship when the couple attended the 2018 Met Gala together. According to Page Six, Elon and Grimes met online in April 2018.

Reports suggest that the couple’s relationship is still strong. However, Grimes told Cultured Mag that the relationship is having a bit of a negative impact on her career;

It’s sad how love can be this beautiful thing, but then love is the thing that’s fucking up my career.”

Grimes was referring to the backlash that she received when news about her relationship with Musk emerged. She has since changed her official stage names from Grimes to ‘c’ as a response to the added publicity she is facing due to her relationship with Elon. She said;

You just have to totally untether your personality from your public persona. I’m like, I don’t want to use that name [Grimes] anymore. I don’t want to use that face anymore. Because it now stands for something I don’t agree with.

Time will tell how far Elon and Grimes’ relationship will last.

Blinken becomes Biden’s top diplomat after a friendship forged over decades

From CNN /By Kylie Atwood

Washington (CNN)It was February 2008 when a snowstorm suddenly overwhelmed the flight path of two American helicopters, forcing them to make an unexpected landing on a mountaintop in Afghanistan.

On board the aircrafts overlooking Taliban territory were Joe Biden and Antony Blinken, his then-top adviser on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with a few other members of the committee, according to two sources on the trip.
When the helicopters landed, soldiers accompanying them established a perimeter around the narrow mountain peak while they decided what to do next. Blinken hopped out of his helicopter to check on Biden.
The source on the trip told CNN that they “remember Tony being unbelievably calm throughout the entire thing and occasionally quite funny. He did not blame anyone for what had happened.”
“Tony just knew how to keep everything under control. He mirrors Biden in that way. They are both calm under pressure,” they said.
Blinken, the newly confirmed secretary of state, has worked with Biden for almost 20 years, and many describe him as having the closest personal relationship with the President of anybody in the Cabinet. They forged that bond in the field, on a tremendous number of foreign trips they took together when Biden was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, but also through a US presidential campaign, the shared experience of personal loss and ties between their families.
 Over the years, Biden has relied on Blinken to deal with crisis scenarios in an even-keeled manner, to morph his foreign policy ideas into reality, to support his political endeavors, and to be a loyal friend.
“Tony has been a part of Joe’s evolution, learning, and changes as he has confronted challenge after challenge over decades,” said Delaware Democratic Sen. Chris Coons, who sits on the foreign relations committee and called Blinken “an irreplaceable part of Joe Biden’s inner core team.”

Expected to be privy to all major decisions

 

Blinken is expected to be privy to every major decision Biden makes as President, according to multiple sources who spoke with CNN. That deep level of involvement will be driven by Biden administration’s belief that foreign policy is intrinsically tied to domestic policy and the need to strengthen democracy at home, but it is also a reflection of their sturdy comfortable relationship, the sources explained.
“They will continue to nurture their relationship, and it will be wide ranging,” said an official who is planning to join Blinken’s State Department. “They will see each other a lot. And some of it may be over casual dinners at the White House.”
When Blinken began working with Biden on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 2002, the Iraq War debate was ongoing, accelerating their relationship, which may have otherwise matured at a slower pace.
“The war drums were beating,” said a source who was working on the committee at the time. “The relationship forged pretty quickly.”
Blinken worked alongside Biden when he voted in favor the Iraq War — a vote that has been repeatedly scrutinized, and one that Biden and Blinken have both said Biden regretted.
After that initial bonding experience over the most fundamental foreign policy question of war and peace, Blinken was involved in almost every foreign policy declaration or policy that Biden put forth during his time in the Senate and as vice president.
Even when Biden went against the grain — for example, in advocating for a smaller troop presence in Afghanistan when other national security officials advocated for a troop surge in the early days of the Obama administration — Blinken advocated for his views at the interagency level and fine-tuned the policy Biden was driving it forth.
“Blinken channels Biden’s passion and energy into a constructive outcome,” said the source on the Afghanistan trip.
“It was Biden’s style to absorb information and give feedback extemporaneously, in the moment, which does not lead to a crisp foreign policy paper,” said the source who worked on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with them. “But Blinken is skilled in communications and writing. He could do it.”
Blinken’s tight-knit relationship with Biden is what career diplomats and those close to Blinken’s inner circle expect to fuel his efficacy as America’s top diplomat.
“The challenge always with the secretary of state and the president is does the secretary of state really speak for the president? And when he says something, does the foreign government that he’s talking to believe that that is what the president actually thinks?,” former career US diplomat Lew Lukens told CNN. “When Tony Blinken travels the world, people will know what he says is what Joe Biden believes and thinks. He speaks for the President, and that is incredibly important for a secretary of state. And we didn’t always have that.”

Involvement in Biden’s political career

 

Blinken has not solely been a foreign policy adviser to Biden, he has also been intimately involved in aspects of Biden’s political career.
In 2008, the night Biden got home from being announced in Springfield as Barack Obama’s running mate, he had a couple staffers up from Washington to his home to plan. Blinken was one of just four, explained a source who worked with them on the campaign. After that, he went on the road with Biden as he traveled the country campaigning.
“Truthfully, almost all of the messaging and speeches day in and day out were about domestic issues, not foreign policy. But Sen. Biden wanted Tony there by his side because he knew the presidency was always shaped by foreign policy decisions, and he wanted uninterrupted time with Tony to plan. But he also wanted something else: a friend and trusted confidante,” said the source who worked with them on the 2008 campaign. “As many of us on the plane were falling asleep, you could usually see a light on up in the front two seats, and it was Sen. Biden and Tony talking late into the night.”
And there is another layer that deepens the connection: Blinken’s wife, Evan Ryan, was Biden’s deputy campaign manager when he ran for the nomination in 2008. After working on the Biden transition, Ryan is now serving in the Biden White House as the executive secretary.
The two couples have been loyal friends throughout times of hardship when they have experienced family loss, according to sources familiar with their relationship. Biden’s father died in September of 2002 when he first met Blinken, and then in 2015, Blinken’s stepfather and Biden’s son, Beau Biden, both passed away.
“President Biden is personally close to both Tony Blinken and Evan Ryan and Tony has been an incredibly loyal, capable and effective adviser, staffer and personal friend of the sort that is rare in Washington,” said Coons.

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First Lady Melania Trump: Our Path Forward

Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept across our beautiful country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation.

As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable.

With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart.

Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Roseanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time.

I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week. I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda. This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.

Our Nation must heal in a civil manner. Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.

As an American, I am proud of our freedom to express our viewpoints without persecution. It is one of the paramount ideals which America is fundamentally built on. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect that right. With that in mind, I would like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives.

I implore people to stop the violence, never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness. We must listen to one another, focus on what unites us, and rise above what divides us.

It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.

Our country’s strength and character have revealed themselves in the communities that have been impacted by natural disasters and throughout this terrible pandemic that has affected all of us. The common thread in all of these challenging situations is American’s unwavering resolve to help one another.  Your compassion has shown the true spirit of our country.

As I said over the summer, it is these defining moments that we will look back and tell our grandchildren that through empathy, strength, and determination, we were able to restore the promise of our future. Each of you are the backbone of this country. You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is, and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything better than they found it.

It has been the honor of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady. I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.

Most importantly, I ask for healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation.

Every day let us remember that we are one Nation under God. God bless you all and God bless the United States of America.

Sincerely,

Melania Trump

Exclusive: Tesla hunts for design chief to create cars for China – sources

From REUTERS/By 

BEIJING (Reuters) – Tesla Inc is searching for a design director in China, part of efforts to open a “full-function” studio in Shanghai or Beijing and design electric cars tailored to Chinese consumer tastes, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

The U.S. carmaker’s human resources managers, as well as several headhunters, have been trawling the industry over the past four months, the sources said.

They are looking for “bi-cultural” candidates with 20 or more years of experience who are familiar with Chinese tastes and can bridge the gaps between China and the United States, they added.

Some candidates have been interviewed by Tesla’s global design chief Franz von Holzhausen, according to the people, though it was not clear how many potential candidates had been approached by the company and recruiters.

All three sources spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity and confidential nature of the matter.

Tesla and von Holzhausen did not respond to emailed requests for comment.

China is the world’s biggest auto market, plus the largest for all-electric vehicles with sales volumes expected to reach roughly 1.5 million vehicles there this year, according to consultancy LMC Automotive. It is also Tesla’s No.2 market after the United States.

The carmaker’s plans for the design studio are not fully developed, and the sources believe Tesla will likely wait for more clarity on strained U.S.-China relations under a new U.S. president before making a final decision on the move and all its details.

The talent search, which the sources said was mainly focused within China, fits with comments from Tesla boss Elon Musk early last year.

“I think something that would be super cool would be … to create a China design and engineering centre to actually design an original car in China for worldwide consumption. I think this would be very exciting,” he said at a media event in Shanghai.

FLURRY OF ACTIVITY

Musk’s interest in developing cars in China is part of a broader push by Tesla to boost the company’s global sales volume well past the 500,000-vehicle-a-year mark, which it came just 450 short of hitting in 2020.

All three sources said Tesla’s search for a China studio director began around September, and that there was a flurry of activity as recently as December when a number of headhunters used LinkedIn and other means to approach candidates.

One of the sources, who has knowledge of Tesla’s headhunting activities in China, said that once a design director was hired, Tesla would recruit the director’s team which would likely be around 20-strong and include designers plus modellers who help turn design renderings into clay models.

All the sources said the planned centre aimed to be a comprehensive design outfit, with one describing it as a “full-function studio”, which would not only help conceptualize the design of a car but also come up with the final shape – digital three-dimensional data – of a model.

The data could then be handed over to Tesla’s vehicle engineers, who are mostly based in northern California.

Two of the sources said Tesla’s China studio would likely also carry out research on Chinese consumer tastes, as well as work for cars expected to be produced at Tesla’s vehicle assembly plant in Shanghai, where designs are tweaked to make sure specific components fit within engineers’ specifications.

“They want to give vehicle design a lot more bias toward China; they have already done a lot here, setting up a major manufacturing site and having sold a ton of EVs, but it seems Tesla’s ready to put roots down,” said one of the sources.

This push might lead to a more independent Tesla China, added the person, who has spent more than a decade in the country working at design centres run by global automakers, among other places.

Chinese consumers bought around 145,000 Tesla vehicles last year, accounting for roughly a third of the company’s overall global volumes, LMC said.

$25,000 ELECTRIC CAR

Two of the sources said one likely “China-specific” model was a lower-cost volume generator such as a $25,000 electric car that Musk referred to at a Battery Day event in September, which he said Tesla might aim to bring to market in about three years.

Musk said Tesla was confident it would be able to hit the market with “a very compelling $25,000 electric vehicle that’s also fully autonomous”.

At that price, according to two of the sources as well as industry experts, it was likely to be a compact car, smaller than Tesla’s Model 3, which would be as affordable as some mainstream gasoline-fueled vehicles.

Compact cars are not big sellers in the United States where bigger, taller vehicles such as Ford’s F-150 pickup truck and SUVs, as well as midsize sedans, rule the road.

They account for about 10% of America’s overall vehicle market. By contrast, compacts make up 25% of sales in China, or around 5-6 million cars a year, according to consultancy LMC Automotive.

That’s why the planned $25,000 car Musk has discussed would be better suited to the China marketplace, according to the two sources and industry experts.

“A compact Tesla car would do well in China, as well as the rest of Asia and Europe,” said Yale Zhang, head of Shanghai-based consultancy Automotive Foresight. “It could potentially put a serious dent in sales of cars like Toyota’s Corolla and the Volkswagen Golf.”

Reporting by Norihiko Shirouzu; Additional reporting by Paul Lienert in Detroit; Editing by Pravin Char

Behind the grim numbers on Chicago gun violence in 2020

From CHICAGO.SUNTIMES/By 

Our city will not curb gun violence and bring down the number of murders without addressing the root causes of violence, which have been made worse by COVID-19’s economic and social upheaval.

As 2020 draws to a close, Chicago has reached a grim milestone of 766 homicides, the highest number since 778 murders in 2016.

Chicago is not the only American city to experience a dramatic and sobering uptick in gun violence this year, fueled by the social and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

In New York City, homicides have soared 39% since last year. In Los Angeles, 30%. In St. Louis, 35%. The list goes on, adding up to a 34% increase in murders nationwide since last year, data from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice shows.

Other numbers in Chicago also are markedly higher than a year ago: 4,115 people shot. 11,280 illegal guns seized. 7,236 gun arrests.

But this is not an editorial about the grim numbers on gun violence. This is about the story behind the numbers. Which is that many, if not most, of those crimes were probably committed by someone who was desperate, depressed, unemployed, undereducated, addicted to drugs and alcohol, poorly raised — or maybe all of the above.

Let’s be clear here: Nobody’s offering excuses for those who murder or engage in other forms of violence. Those who commit violent crimes must pay a just price for the harm they have caused. Public safety must be our first priority.

Some of the increase in murders, too, likely stems from mundane reasons related to the pandemic — tempers rising between roommates who’ve been cooped up in close quarters too long during lockdowns, or an escalation of a domestic violence incident.

But over the long term — over years, decades and generations —Chicago will quell the violence only if it does far more to address the root causes of violence, made so glaringly obvious in this year of the pandemic.

An unprecedented crisis

 

“There’s always been an urgent need to address root causes,” as Jens Ludwig of the University of Chicago Crime Lab told us. “But when you have a once-in-a-hundred-year public health and economic crisis, it highlights the need for a root cause push of a sort that nobody has seen before.”

Among young adults ages 18 to 24 — the very group most likely to become involved in gun violence — the pandemic has taken a steep toll, Ludwig pointed out.

Take mental health. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey from June found that 41% of adults reported experiencing anxiety, depression, substance abuse or other mental health issues since the pandemic.

The percentage rose to 50% or above among young adults ages 18 to 24, African Americans, Latinos, those with less than a high school diploma and essential workers. One in four young adults had considered suicide within the past 30 days.

“Who can be surprised that we have a gun violence epidemic, in the presence of a mental health epidemic like this?” Ludwig said.

Job loss, too, has been far higher among young people since COVID-19.

“I don’t think we fully appreciate the magnitude of the economic crisis we’re in the midst of right now, especially for young people,” Ludwig says.

A foundation for anti-violence work

 

Post-pandemic, it will take a massive effort — starting at the federal level with another major stimulus package — to knit together a social safety net that ensures adequate mental health care, quality education, jobs and other resources for every American.

America has done it before, with the New Deal that got us out of the Great Depression. We can do it again — and lay a foundation for curbing violence in the process.

Meanwhile, for all the talk of “defunding the police,” traditional crime-fighting strategies remain essential, though with a more socially responsive emphasis.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown has vowed to make policing more effective by emphasizing community policing efforts, such as getting officers involved in food pantry giveaways, youth activities and other neighborhood projects.

We favor that approach. Good policing depends on good relationships between officers and the communities they serve. We hope to see the effort ramp up significantly post-COVID.

The same goes for anti-violence street outreach work, another vital tool that’s been hampered by the pandemic.

But as the city’s sweeping anti-violence plan makes clear, those approaches alone won’t work.

“Put simply, without addressing the root causes of disinvestment, poverty, and inequitable social policies,” the plan reads, “Chicago’s violence reduction efforts will fail.”

The proof is in the pandemic, in big cities across the country, where homicide rates are way up for one reason above all: More people are struggling, hurting, alienated and lost.