Another win for Team USA
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. SAN FRANCISCO This America’s Cup would be tied 8-8 if defending champion Oracle Team USA hadn’t been hit with the harshest penalties in the regatta’s 162-year history. No worries, says Australia-born skipper Jimmy Spithill. He’s a boxer as well as a sailor, and his spark and motivation has helped spur Oracle’s remarkable comeback from what seemed like certain defeat a week ago. Spithill put down his bows, accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and pulled clear of Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to claim a fifth straight victory and stay alive in the longest America’s Cup in history. Spithill, 34, and his brain trust of Olympic gold medalists British tactician Ben Ainslie and Australian strategist Tom Slingsby kept the American-backed boat ahead the whole way around the five-leg course on San Francisco Bay for a 33-second victory. Although the teams are tied on the water, the Kiwis lead 8-6 because Oracle was docked two points and wing sail trimmer Dirk de Ridder was tossed from the regatta after it was discovered the syndicate illegally modified boats during warmup races called the America’s Cup World Series. That shrinking lead no doubt has all of New Zealand on edge. The Kiwis have been on match point since Wednesday, only to watch Spithill and Oracle’s improved 72-foot catamaran sail ahead in a determined attempt to keep the oldest trophy in international sports. Oracle Team USA, owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison, needs three more wins to keep the Auld Mug. Because Race 16 was delayed a half-hour due to light wind, Race 17 was postponed until today. Race 18, if necessary, also is scheduled for today. On Sept.
New Zealand has been on match point since Wednesday. Comments 0 Oracle Team USA crosses the finish line to win Race 16 of the America’s Cup in San Francisco Bay on Monday. (Monica M. Davey / EPA / September 22, 2013) Also Associated Press AP September 23, 2013, 6:54 p.m. SAN FRANCISCO Skipper Jimmy Spithill accelerated his 72-foot catamaran off the starting line and steered defending champion Oracle Team USA to its fifth straight win against Emirates Team New Zealand on Monday to stay alive in the America’s Cup. The 34-year-old Spithill and his brain trust of Olympic gold medalists British tactician Ben Ainslie and Australian strategist Tom Slingsby kept the American-backed boat ahead the whole way around the five-leg course on San Francisco Bay for a 33-second victory. Oracle’s remarkable comeback from what seemed like certain defeat has closed the Kiwis’ lead to 8-6 and no doubt has all of New Zealand on edge. Team New Zealand has been on match point since Wednesday, only to watch Spithill and Oracle’s improved 72-foot catamaran sail ahead in a determined attempt to keep the oldest trophy in international sports. Oracle Team USA, owned by software tycoon Larry Ellison , has won eight races. But it was docked two points for illegally modifying boats in warmup regattas called the America’s Cup World Series, so it needs three more wins to keep the Auld Mug. The regatta would be tied if Oracle hadn’t been handed the harshest penalties in the 162-year history of the America’s Cup. Besides being docked two points, Oracle wing sail trimmer Dirk de Ridder was disqualified from the regatta and replaced by 24-year-old Kyle Langford four days before the match started.
Tommy Hilfiger Announces Expanded Home Collection Through Licensing Agreement with LF USA
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Markets open in 9 mins. Tommy Hilfiger Announces Expanded Home Collection Through Licensing Agreement with LF USA The Tommy Hilfiger home collection launches in stores beginning January 2014 Press Release: PVH Corp. 1 hour 16 minutes ago Tommy Hilfiger Home Collection (Photo: Business Wire) Multimedia Gallery URL RELATED QUOTES 122.57 NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. ( PVH ), is pleased to announce an agreement with LF USA, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-headquartered Li & Fung Limited, the multinational consumer goods sourcing, logistics and distribution group, to license home decor, beginning January 2014 in the U.S., Canada, South America and Mexico. Inspired by Tommy Hilfigers signature classic American cool sensibility with a twist, the Spring 2014 home line features pieces reminiscent of summer days at the beach and will follow with a Fall 2014 collection of preppy, collegiate pieces for home. Ive always been inspired by iconic American homes, and my wife Dee and I enjoy finding great art and cool vintage pieces to create an eclectic vibe, said Tommy Hilfiger. I had a lot of fun combining those inspirations with my love of design to create the new Tommy Hilfiger home line. LF USA is a strong, global partner and I am excited to be working together on this line. Our home collections embrace a unique take on the preppy lifestyle and all-American tradition. Every piece reflects the classic, American, cool spirit at the heart of the Tommy Hilfiger brand. Celebrating the brands preppy heritage, the Spring 2014 collection will launch with bedding, bath, table top decor, and decorative accessories, and will be followed by an expanded Fall 2014 line that will also include furniture and rugs. Featuring the brands heritage red, white and blue aesthetic, the summer collection calls to mind the laid back vibe of California beach life, representing the Tommy Hilfiger brands love of blending East Coast heritage with West Coast cool. LF USA is a category leader in the home decor market, said Anne Marino, President of Licensing for Tommy Hilfiger. Their strong reputation in design and sourcing makes LF USA the perfect partner as we continue to develop a greater product range and distribution strategy for our home line. We are looking forward to a successful relationship with their team. The Tommy Hilfiger brand translates perfectly to the home market and we look forward to the opportunity to combine our experience with the creativity and imagination of the Tommy Hilfiger team, said Dow Famulak, President of LF USA. We are leveraging Tommy Hilfigers global recognition and continued momentum to create a truly iconic international home collection.” The Tommy Hilfiger home collection will be available in select Tommy Hilfiger stores, Macys, select department stores and specialty stores in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and on tommy.com in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and South America beginning Spring 2014. About The Tommy Hilfiger Group With a premium lifestyle brand portfolio that includes Tommy Hilfiger, Hilfiger Denim and Tommy Girl, the Tommy Hilfiger Group is one of the worlds most recognized designer apparel groups.