Louis Vuitton Cup update after seven races

Robinson Jill K. Robinson Countdown to Louis Vuitton Cup in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 20, 2013The Louis Vuitton Cup series began on July 7, and after just seven races , Emirates Team New Zealand leads the challengers with five points. The next place team, Luna Rossa Challenge, has two points. Artemis Racing has yet to start a race. The Americas Cup Challenger Series, which runs through August, includes all three challengers vying for the right to race the defender, Oracle Team USA, in the Americas Cup Finals in September. The series is comprised of 15 races divided into five round-robin segments of three races per segment.

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It showed the orange-robed monk in aviator sunglasses taking a private jet ride with a Louis Vuitton carry-on. The video sparked criticism of his un-monkly behavior and a stream of humorous headlines like, “Now boarding, Air Nirvana.” Since then, a long list of darker secrets has emerged – including his accumulated assets of an estimated 1 billion baht ($32 million). This week, authorities issued an arrest warrant for the disgraced monk after having him defrocked in absentia. Wirapol was in France when the scandal surfaced after leading a meditation retreat at a monastery near Provence. He is believed to have then fled to the United States but his current whereabouts are unknown. The arrest warrant implicates him on three charges including statutory rape, embezzlement and online fraud to seek donations. He is also under investigation for money laundering, drug trafficking and manslaughter for a hit-and-run accident. Authorities are struggling to figure out how he amassed so much money.

LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA’s Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Nomura (MC)

But he said sponsorships of this type are generally worth tens of millions of dollars. He added that the reduced sponsorship fee won’t affect the sailing. Louis Vuitton has sponsored the challenger series since 1983. The regatta has gotten off to a troubled start. Artemis Racing’s Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed in a capsize on May 9 that destroyed the Swedish-based syndicate’s first boat. Artemis is still about a week away from beginning sea trials on its second boat and might not be ready to sail until the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals in early August. Although the Louis Vuitton Cup started Sunday, Saturday will be the first time two boats have been together on the race course together when Emirates Team New Zealand is scheduled to face Italy’s Luna Rossa. The Italians boycotted the opening race against the Kiwis on Sunday while they awaited an international jury’s decision on a rules spat.

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The firm upgraded shares of Prudential Public from a reduce rating to a buy rating. Also, Nomura reiterated its buy rating on shares of Canadian Solar. They have a $25.00 price target on that stock. A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on MC. Analysts at AlphaValue reiterated a buy rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Thursday, July 11th. They now have a 171.00 ($222.08) price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Societe Generale reiterated a hold rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Tuesday, July 9th. They now have a 140.00 ($181.82) price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at BNP Paribas reiterated a neutral rating on shares of LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA in a research note to investors on Monday, July 8th.

Louis Vuitton paying $3M less for Cup sponsorship

‘They are empowered to take responsibility for what they do. It’s not masters and artisans.’ On the tour I took around the workshops everybody was happy to stop and show me what they were doing, keen to impress with their immaculate workmanship (‘The reason why everyone wants to show you what they do,’ Alfandary says, ‘is because they do it perfectly’), whether it was precisely cutting a boot upper out of leather by hand; skiving the insole, which means scraping off a millimetre of the leather around the insole to give an even finish; hammering minute holes into soft suede uppers to make a pattern; hand-stitching the Louis Vuitton label inside the insole (Stefania, another artisan, threads a needle and stitches the label in before gluing the end of the thread and pressing a patch of tape over it so that it doesn’t make the slightest bump that could cause discomfort); screwing the heel into the shoe; attaching a padlock on the back of a pair of Oh Really! high-heel court shoes (named because Marc Jacobs’s response to most things is ‘Oh, really?); or wrapping the finished shoe in the softest recycled tissue paper to ensure it is not damaged in transit. The workshop at Fiesso is a self-contained, fully integrated unit. As well as the four separate specialist ateliers, there is the design room; the last room, where rows upon rows of wooden lasts are arranged, not least one belonging to Miss Piggy for the premiere of The Muppets (she has a foot that is almost as short as it is wide); and a small room that is packed from floor to ceiling with materials – every leather and reptile skin you can imagine, treated in more ways than you would think possible. The materials library has a giant colour card on the wall marked s/s 14 – the beginnings of the collection that will be unveiled on the catwalk in September. Models on the catwalk at the Louis Vuitton Paris Fashion Week show. Perhaps the most intriguing space is the Quality Lab, which is like a torture chamber for shoes. This clinical white space has machines designed to put the shoes through a series of rigorous trials. There is the abrasion test, which sees what will happen when a particularly tough denim cuff hits the back of a shoe; the rub test, which examines how artificial sweat affects the colour of a shoe; and a sandpaper roll, to see how rubber soles wear – the equivalent of being dragged along by a car for 40 metres (don’t ask what the average Louis Vuitton customer gets up to).


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