Eytys’ New Sneakers Draw Inspiration From Afghan War Rugs

Tomorrow, Swedish imprint Eytys will be dropping off a pair of new sneaker releases, each inspired by Afghan war rugs. The tradition of weaving carpets has been with Afghan women for centuries, and upon the Soviet invasion in the late 1970s, refugee camps in the area surrounding Peshwar were filled with such decor featuring motifs of guns, armored cars and helicopters on carpets.

Accordingly, here we see the brand’s Mother Peshawar Day and Odyssey Peshawar Night kicks, each being comprised of cotton and showcasing eye-catching embroidery. Again, you can look for the thematic footwear to release tomorrow at select stores worldwide as well as online.

You can also head here to check out Eytys’ new water-repellent sneakers for Fall/Winter 2015.

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Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Alexandre Pato, Gonzalo Higuain, Top Rumours

Sao Paulo striker Alexandre Pato has emerged as the latest addition to Arsenal’s summer transfer shortlist, while Italian giants Napoli are less likely to let Gonzalo Higuain leave their ranks, according to reports.

FourFourTwo writer Emanuelle Giulianelli claims Pato is a target for the Gunners, who remain in the hunt for back-up to front man, Olivier Giroud, per Metro‘s Jamie Sanderson:

Giulianelli went on to say that with a replacement more difficult to come upon given the late hour of the transfer window, it’s unlikely Higuain will be moving anywhere:

Pato hasn’t featured in Europe for almost three years, having completed a move back to his native Brazil in January 2013. He’s played for Corinthians and current club Sao Paulo since the move.

However, the Gunners may be pleased the forward has enjoyed something of a renaissance in 2015, hitting 21 goals in 42 appearances for an average of a goal every other game, the most prolific season of his career to date.

Pato left Milan two-and-a-half years ago with his reputation in tatters after failing to live up to expectations at the San Siro, returning to Brazil with the intention of reviving that lost potential.

Talk of a European comeback has emerged this summer, but BBC’s John Bennett and Tom Collomosse of the London Evening Standard both insist the player’s entourage may be responsible for that buzz:

A more current European force would be Napoli’s Higuain, a player in hot form for the Naples outfit after netting a brace on Sunday as his side claimed a 2-2 draw against Sampdoria.

Kike Marin of Spanish newspaper El Confidencial recently suggested the Gunners remained interested in the Argentina international, but Giulianelli’s claims that Napoli aren’t seeking a replacement forward don’t bode well:

Regardless of how desperate Arsenal are to sign another attacker, the sheer magnitude of any prospective deal is what makes it so unbelievable, with Metro‘s Sanderson reporting of Higuain’s £69.1 million release clause.

If Wenger did make a last-gasp move to sign the forward, it would easily surpass previous deals to sign Mesut Ozil (£42.5 million) and Alexis Sanchez (£35 million) for a new club-record deal.

Not only would Higuain be considered an upgrade on Giroud by many, but the Real Madrid striker would also offer Wenger something closer to a No. 9 in attack, a more malleable spearhead to lead his side.

Higuain is in good form, too, after getting his Serie A season off to a bright start with the two-goal display against Sampdoria, according to WhoScored.com:

With mere hours left in the summer transfer window, Arsenal are still yet to sign a senior outfield player, and the £10 million forked out on goalkeeper Petr Cech remains their only major deal.

It seems the club is still working to tie up a solution at the other end of the field, but it may come to be a case of too little, too late as Arsenal strive to capture some form of offensive recruit.

With help, small island states ditch diesel for cheaper, cleaner energy

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After oil prices hit a record high in July 2008, the tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands was forced to declare an economic emergency since around 90 percent of its energy needs were met by imported petroleum products. The fuel price shock was a major incentive for the low-lying island country to reduce its reliance on diesel and other fossil fuels, and expand renewable energy instead. Now 99 percent of lighting on its outer islands is powered by solar, street lamps and water pumps also run on the sun, and solar energy is being fed into the otherwise diesel-powered grids on the main urban islands.

UROS appoints Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg as CEO to speed-up affordable global roaming

• UROS invites Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg from Vodafone to take the position of group CEO
• The change will reinforce co-operation with mobile operators
• Goodspeed continues to offer fast and affordable mobile internet abroad

UROS, the provider of low-cost global data roaming solutions, announces the appointment of Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg as the new Group Chief Executive Officer. Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg joins UROS from a Senior Vice President position at Vodafone starting from 1st of September 2015.

The new CEO has a long history of success in telecoms and media marketing, sales and general management which is expected to strengthen UROS’ role in providing low-cost global roaming solutions to mobile network operators.

UROS, Uni-fi Roaming Solutions, was established 4 years ago with the vision to help international travellers combat excessive roaming charges. Now bill-shock free roaming is provided globally via the Goodspeed 4G mobile hotspot using UROS’ patented technology. The Goodspeed mobile hotspots are steered and monitored via the company’s global M2M platform and can carry multiple SIM cards, which can connect up to 15 devices via Wi-Fi to secure mobile networks around the world.

Currently corporates can purchase the solution directly from UROS or from the official Goodspeed distributors. The new CEO however sees mobile operators as the next opportunity for growth. Konijnenberg explains: “The amount of unconnected devices of travellers is growing, as well as their appetite for large data bundles. But there are many silent roamers who are not connected to a mobile network due to the fear of bill-shock or lack of connection availability. Via its propriety technology UROS enables Mobile Network Operators and MVNO’s to offer large daily bundles at low cost around the globe – a service that they often cannot offer themselves, due to complex and many times slow, billing record between the roaming and home networks. The latest version of the Goodspeed mobile hotspot has been launched in collaboration with ZTE this summer. With the new device, a 4G roaming experience is delivered to customers even without any 4G roaming capabilities needed from the mobile operators or MVNO’s in their home network!”

UROS founders Jyrki Hallikainen and Tommi Uhari are excited to see Gerrit Jan Konijnenberg join UROS: ”We’ve been looking for an international carrier executive who can help accelerate the company’s growth. We’re excited to have Gerrit Jan join the team and lead the company in its further global expansion with mobile network operators.” Tommi Uhari, who has been leading UROS as CEO until now, will continue as a company board member together with Chairman Jyrki Hallikainen.

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About UROS

UROS Ltd is the provider of low-cost global data roaming solutions with Goodspeed mobile hotspot enabling the service. Since the launch of Goodspeed in the autumn of 2012, UROS has rapidly expanded the service to cover Europe, U.S., Canada, Latin America, Russia, Asia, Australia and China with plans to expand the coverage even further. The company is headquartered in Oulu, Finland and made up of a seasoned and experienced team of mobile professionals. Other registered offices are located in Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S. For more information on UROS visit uros.com, and on Goodspeed at goodspeed.io.

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Fiat experiments with 4×4 Ducato camper van

With help from several partners, the Fiat Ducato is ready to camp deep off grid

The Volkswagen Transporter may have a richer, more nostalgic history, but when it comes to modern-day camper vans, the Fiat Ducato is the reigning king of base vehicles. Fiat goes so far as to call it “the only base created to be a camper.” For this year’s Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, Fiat Professional teamed with the 4×4 specialists at Dangel to give the Ducato a bit more capability. The Ducato 4×4 Expedition Camper Show Van opens up new possibilities, letting the Ducato driver stake his overnight claim well off the beaten, paved track.

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8/31 CBS2 Tuesday Morning Weather Headlines

By Giorgio Panetta
CBS2 Chief Meteorologist/Weather Producer

Good Morning Everyone,

It’s a warm one for sure to start the day. We will start off in the 70s around metro NYC, the 60s elsewhere. Temps could climb nicely today into the low 90s in N.J., the upper 80s for the rest of us.

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Tomorrow will be close on the heat wave meter, we watch for a PM sea breeze to ensue. If if appends early we will not get a third or fourth day.

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Thursday is our best bet for storms as the front passes. We could also really crank up some warm temps. I’m talking mid 90s for early September!

Check back in soon for the Labor Day forecast.

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