Isenberg 2016 Fall/Winter Campaign

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Korean clothing brand Isenberg presents it’s 2016 Spring/Summer Collection with a campaign featuring Lucky Blue Smith. The fashion label looks to make rugged outdoor attire ubiquitous. Avoiding the stereotypical outdoor look born from mountian and sea life, Isenberg has created pieces that can go from the mountains to center city. Waterproof, windproof, moisture absorption and quick drying strecth materials balanced with new color patterns and designs bring outdoor life to a variety of settings.  Read more »

Italian police arrest dozens of Mafia suspects from female-led ‘Prickly Pear Lips’ gang

Italian police have arrested dozens of suspected Mafia members in an international operation to dismantle a powerful Sicilian crime group run by women. Over 500 officers took part in the raid on the Laudani clan in the Sicilian port of Catania, nicknamed “Mussi di ficurinia” (“Prickly pear lips”), in a sting that also involved forces in Germany and the Netherlands, Italian police told AFP. Read more »

Who killed Freddie Mills? Was He a Serial Killer?

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On the night of July 24, 1965 a man was found shot in the back seat of his car in a cul-de-sac behind a Soho nightclub, with a loaded rifle beside him.

Despite doctors’ best efforts to save him, he was pronounced dead in the early hours of the following day.

The news stunned Britain because the dead man was Freddie Mills, a hugely popular former world boxing champion who, after his retirement from the ring, had become a television and film celebrity. Read more »

A Village’s Votes Stolen by the Mafia

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Plati (Italy) (AFP) – Italy goes to the polls this weekend for local and regional elections but not in the village of Plati in the southern region of Calabria, heartland of the ‘Ndrangheta mafia, who control much of Europe’s cocaine trade.

Such is the local grip of the notorious organised crime syndicate that no one dares put themselves forward for office in the settlement of 3,500 residents, many of whom have relatives in Australia, the destination of choice for generations of emigrants. Read more »

L.A. police spent $22,000 to get Mexican Mafia killer Rene ‘Boxer’ Enriquez to fancy dinner

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department used an invalid court order and spent $22,000 to bring an imprisoned killer and former gang leader to speak to an exclusive dinner for private executives, according to a report released Friday. In all, 38 LAPD employees worked about 320 hours to prepare for the January event at a downtown building and protect Rene “Boxer” Enriquez while he was there, the inspector general of the city’s police commission wrote. Read more »

Ralph Lauren Automotive Skeleton Watch

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The watch was literally inspired by Ralph Lauren’s  award-winning 1938 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic Coupe. Blended into the watch’s design is his love of classic cars and horology. The black shot-blasted stainless steel case allows the inner workings, namely the manually wound RL1967 caliber movement. The varnished bezel is made from Amboyna burl; a wood commonly used in automobile interiors.  Read more »

Italy Police Seize Assets Worth 100 Million Euros in Anti-Mafia Case

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ROME: Italy Financial police has seized assets worth more than 100 million euros from a businessman arrested over claims of mafia activity here the other day. Over the past few weeks a dozen people have been taken into custody in raids in the capital, where it is alleged the mafia has taken over lucrative City of Rome contracts. Read more »

Mafia wars hit upscale Istanbul streets, 3 dead

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Two separate targeted hits in one day in upscale Istanbul neighborhoods left three people dead late Dec. 24, just days after a bodyguard was killed in front of a bar in Istanbul’s Nişantaşı neighborhood. Read more »