Flying ‘Buddhist monk’ pictured in a private jet and carrying a Louis Vuitton bag is exposed as a fake who is married

Louis Vuitton Cup : Emirates Team New Zealand scores first point

Shocking behaviour: The allegations surrounding Pu Nenkham have shocked Thailand, which is home to the world’s largest Buddhist population He is now being investigated by the Department of Special Investigations, and the Office of National Buddhism, which monitors the 200,000 monks in Thailand, according to the Daily Telegraph Newspaper. The investigation was launched following numerous complaints from Buddhists around the world after the two minute and 47 second long clip was posted on Youtube. The video showed monks, one of them Pu Nenkham, sporting fashionable mirrored shades and using wireless headphones on board the private plane. The clip also prompted the Office of National Buddhism’s director-general Nopparat Benjawatananun to warn the monks not to repeat the lavish behaviour, and there are plans for the watchdog to begin monitoring monks across Thailand. Pu Nenkham is also the focus of a money-laundering investigation, with a police colonel, Pong-in Intarakhao claiming that the abbot, along with others, had 41 bank accounts filled with cash from public donations to his monestry, with the accounts mostly in his name. Colonel Pong-in Intarakhao has also claimed that the monk owns two houses, as well as an incredible 13 cars and motorbikes. The abbot is currently believed to be in Europe, and has Louis Vuitton Purses been ordered to return to his home country within the next 30 days by Mr Benjawatananun.

How the Louis Vuitton Cup changed the sport

With the wind conditions near ideal14 to 16 knots with a flood tide (relatively flat water)Emirates Team New Zealands AC72 Aotearoa looked spectacular streaking around the racecourse. Skipper Dean Barker and the Kiwi team, the reigning Louis Vuitton Cup champions from 2007, took Aotearoa onto the racecourse doing 30 knots and riding on the hydrofoils. They recorded a top speed of 42.8 knots (49 mph)meaning the AC72 was sailing its 72-foot length in a single secondand the crew averaged 20.7 knots around the 16.05-nautical-mile course. Even the 90-foot waterline multihulls that featured in the 2010 Americas Cup didnt record such a top speed in racing. We actually enjoy it when its windier, then you really start ripping downwind and can pull off some slick jibes, said Barker. You never finish a race in one of these boats and think its all gone perfect. We made a couple of mistakes today, but it was good to get out and go through the paces. Emirates Team New Zealand sailed the seven-leg course unopposed due to Luna Rossa Challenges decision to boycott the race because it is awaiting a protest hearing with the International Jury. We are waiting for the International Jury to decide the protest and then well make a plan, said Max Sirena, skipper of Luna Rossa Challenge.

Paris men’s fashion week: Louis Vuitton spring-summer 2014

Members of the competing teams will take to the stage to share unique cultural programming and entertainment from the nations of Italy (Luna Rossa Challenge), Emirates Team New Zealand, Sweden (Artemis Racing) and ORACLE TEAM USA. Watching these boats sail across the San Francisco Bay will be visually stimulating for the community and the world due to the scenic backdrop of the Marin Headlands, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island. This is going to be a fantastic day for the Americas Cup in San Francisco, said Stephen Barclay, the CEO of the Americas Cup Event Authority. Weve been working towards this moment for nearly two years and the opening ceremony is the start of what is going to be an unforgettable Summer of Racing. This summer, Louis Vuitton and America’s Cup celebrate a unique partnership rarely seen in the world of sport. The two institutions have a shared passion for the sea and shared values for excellence, innovation and elegance. The Louis Vuitton Cup is a world-class competition and a regatta that has crowned the finest skippers and crews. The Louis Vuitton Cup stands as a precious gift to all who love sailing and will celebrate its 30th anniversary in the San Francisco Bay.

High flyer: One of the Buddhist monks featured in the YouTube cilip, Luang Pu Nenkham Chattigo, has been accused of being married, and a fake

Photo: Eric Risberg, Associated Press Oracle Team USA (left) and Emirates Team New Zealand sail near… San Francisco’s Paul Cayard, now CEO of Artemis Racing, won the Louis Vuitton Cup finals in 1992 as helmsman of the Italian team, Il Moro di Venezia, against Team New Zealand. Photo: Vince Bucci, AFP/Getty Images San Francisco’s Paul Cayard, now CEO of Artemis Racing, won the… Font Page 1 of 1 It was in the early 1980s when the accomplished French sailor Bruno Trouble had the idea of finding a sponsor for the qualifying series of the America’s Cup, sailing’s greatest race. Until then, teams had organized – and paid for – the America’s Cup selection series themselves. “The concept arose from the fact that we challengers were tired of footing the bill for the organization of the qualifying regatta,” Trouble said. “It occurred to me that instead of spending money on the selection process, we should find a partner. That’s how it all started.” Trouble turned to the French-based, internationally acclaimed luxury goods company Louis Vuitton , founded in 1854, just three years after the start of the America’s Cup in 1851.

Bay Area Fireworks: The Louis Vuitton Cup Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary (Photos)

A decade later, six WOW garments have taken to the stage in San Francisco this weekend in a private performance for 700 invitation-only guests, including Louis Vuitton personnel from around the world and international media, from magazines and newspapers such as Vogue, Tatler, Elle, GQ and The Daily Telegraph. Louis Vuitton contacted WOW earlier this year, requesting a number of its garments be sent to San Francisco for the special performance, with each garment being matched to the four yachting teams competing for the Americas Cup. The Founder of the World of WearableArt Awards, Dame Suzie Moncrieff, was delighted by the invitation, seeing it as an accolade to the calibre of designs and artworks designers are producing from throughout New Zealand and from around the world. “We performed a private 30-minute show for Louis Vuitton on an island in Aucklands Gulf in 2003, with about 100 different garments being modelled,” she said. “For them to have been so moved and inspired, and to invite us to do this show this weekend in San Francisco, is fabulous recognition for our designers and for everything that is WOW.” “WOW is a recognised international art and design competition, and that is evident in the craftsmanship in each of the six garments we sent to San Francisco.” The International Projects Manager for WOW, Ali Boswijk, travelled to San Francisco with WOW management and six models to bring the garments to life on stage. “It has been a big project,” said Ali Boswijk, speaking from San Francisco just before Saturday nights event (NZ time). “The six garments representing each country includeS last years Supreme WOW Awards Show winner Delight of Light, by Shanghais Donghua University students Yuru Ma and Mengyue Wu. Its layers of translucent material make it appear to be an ice-sculpture, so it has been matched to Swedens team.

WOW opens prestigious Louis Vuitton event in San Francisco

While Russians still do much of their spending on luxury goods abroad, attracted by prices that are as much as 50 percent cheaper, brands are expanding in the country as the middle class widens, according to Bain. Retail space devoted to selling luxury goods in the country has more than quadrupled to 1.65 million square meters in the last decade, estimates Moscow-based Fashion Consulting Group. Disposable incomes have risen tenfold to 22,800 rubles since 2000, government data show, while the number of millionaire households has widened to 180,000 from 158,000 in 2011, Boston Consulting Group estimates. Russia is a great place to be, said Douglas Mandel, Christian Dior Coutures general manager in the country. The French label has four stores in Russia including one opened in 2012 in the GUM department store near Moscows Red Square. Moscow Stores Last year, Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu and Donna Karan were among the fashion houses to open or renovate stores in Moscow. Gucci, whose sales have doubled in Russia since 2008, is buying back its distribution there. In doing so, these and other luxury brands are following a strategy they have employed in other markets as they mature. Theyre seeking to control directly the relationship with consumers such as Yulia Bushueva, managing director at Arbat Capital in Moscow, and respond more quickly to their demands.

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(Christophe Karaba / July 27, 2013) By Adam Tschorn July 1, 2013, 1:10 p.m. For spring and summer 2014, the Louis Vuitton man was indulging in the time-honored tradition of the West Coast American road trip, men’s studio and style director Kim Jones and artistic director Marc Jacobs explained in the show notes. “The collection is really about the freedom of the road and that freedom itself being luxurious, Jones says in the notes. The clothing should have that do-what-you-want attitude. Its a road trip drawing on elements of classic American culture from clothes, music to souvenirs. Its the changing environment from city to forest to desert, that journey in a day from snow-covered mountains to cacti in the desert that you can only really seem to have in America.

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