Rebecca Stirm wins Mission Catwalk challenge with Belize-inspired design

first_imgEntertainmentNewsRegional Rebecca Stirm wins Mission Catwalk challenge with Belize-inspired design by: – April 10, 2012 Tweet 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Rebecca (left) poses in the Singer Sewing Room with model Abenah Gonzalez. Photo compliments: Alty Benjamin JrAGSelectPR, Kingston, Tueday, April 10th 2012: Drawing on the Hispanic and Mayan influences in her country, 18 year-old Belizean fashion designer Rebecca Stirm emerged the winner in a culture-inspired challenge in the second episode of Caribbean fashion designer reality series Mission Catwalk, filmed in Kingston Jamaica.Stirm and 14 other designers were instructed by host and executive-producer Keneea Linton-George to “create an outfit that reflects the style and culture” of their individual countries joined by “the common thread of independence.” The designers, who were given pointers from Season One winner Shenna Carby, had to apply their creativity within a short time frame and on a US$20 budget. “I wanted a lot of material, so I looked in the curtain section,” said Rebecca. “I was able to get a lot of this very, very light; airy fabric for a little bit of money since we were on a tight budget. I added embroidery to give it some detail and intricacy.”Rebecca’s design on the runway. Photo compliments: Alty Benjamin Jr.“Beautiful, dramatic, tasteful, stylish-I can feel the culture,” said Linton-George about Rebecca’s dress which also impressed judges -Jamaica Observer Lifestyle Editor, Novia McDonald Whyte; menswear designer Carlton Brown and guest judge, Trinidadian actress Nadia Khan.Rebecca (who calls her label Fancy Purple Paint) was the first of the show’s designers to win a challenge as no winner was declared in the previous episode where five contestants went home.The next best design came from Barbadian Kerin Scott’s skirt and top combo which reflected the laid back beach culture of her island and the blue and yellow of the national flag. Jamaican Janel Jolly created an African-inspired chic casual dress while Trinidadian Ryan Chan delivered his version of a modern sari. Jamaicans Crystal Powell, Keshon Hawthorne, Maria King-Beadle, Natalie Rochester as well as Barbadian/Trinidadian Janelle Forde and Ryan Berkeley of Guyana were given the opportunity to continue to next week’s show for what Hawthorne aptly described as a “second chance”. In the bottom four were Trinidadian Shannon Kwong and Gregory Williams, Shellane McFarlane and Kimbally Smith of Jamaica. The final two came down to Shellane and Kimbally and the latter was cut for his poor interpretation which according to McDonald-Whyte, failed to impress.Rebecca and the remaining 13 contestants are vying for JA$3 million in prizes including the chance to show at London Fashion Week. Tune in to Television Jamaica tonight Tuesday April 10 at 8:30 PM for the third episode of Mission Catwalk Season 2, presented by NCB, Supreme Ventures and Digicel. For those in Trinidad the series airs Tuesdays at 9:30 PM on TV6. Mission Catwalk streams online at www.televisionjamaica.com/livetvPress Releaselast_img read more

MGA cancels Sports Fantech’s B2C gaming licence

first_img Related Articles Betby receives green light from MGA August 10, 2020 Share Share Submit MGA survey reveals investment postponements as COVID-19 biggest rupture  May 28, 2020 StumbleUpon MGA report reveals 14 licences cancelled in 2019 June 23, 2020 The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has continued its crackdown on operators in breach of the country’s gaming laws after it confirmed it has cancelled Sports Fantech’s B2C gaming licence with immediate effect. Under the new ruling, Sports Fantech will no longer be permitted to carry out any gaming operations, register new players or accept new customer deposits. However, the regulator has specified that the operator ‘is required to retain and provide all registered players with access to their player accounts and to refund all funds standing to the credit of players in line with the applicable law’.Sports Fantech was previously authorised to offer type 4 gaming services such as controlled skill games on a B2C basis via its licence.The MGA ruled that Sports Fantech breached paragraph H of the Third Schedule to the Gaming Act, whereby it failed to make payments to the MGA when lawfully due.Sports Fantech will be permitted to appeal the ruling under article 43 of the Gaming Act. Earlier this year, the MGA announced a trio of licensee suspensions, confirming that it had suspended the licences of German/Turkish online bookmaker Betixx Limited, alongside Silema-based industry games developer Morpheus Games (MT).The MGA also fully terminated the operator licence of World-of-bets EU Limited, which had held a licence in Malta since 2008. Under the termination, the regulator redirected visitors from the World-of-bets flagship portal wobets.com towards an MGA holding page.last_img read more