The Chemical Brothers in Concert Pictures

We have added a set pictures from the event The Chemical Brothers in Concert at Parco Gondar in Gallipoli on August 15, 2014. Photos are copyright by Closer Photography / PRPhotos.com. The Chemical Brothers in Concert at Parco Gondar in Gallipoli on August 15, 2014, Italy. Photo copyright by Closer Photography / PRPhotos.com.   The […] http://goo.gl/0Yux53

2014 Emmy Awards Fashion: Mad Men

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There were no major award wins for AMC’s Mad Men last night at the Emmy’s but they did have a good showing on the red carpet. It is always fun to see these television characters from the 60′s and 70′s dressed in the present day. Check out all of the red carpet photos from the evening here.

Christina Hendricks looked stunning in a red satin gown from Marchesa that accentuated her beautiful flowing hair:

January Jones also looked great wearing red in a patterned Prabal Gurung gown:

Don Draper’s Daughter Kiernan Shipka is really getting this red carpet fashion thing down. She gave her more experienced co-stars a run for their money last night wearing a Antonio Berardi dress with a pair of Jimmy Choo shoes:

And what kind of Mad Man blog would it be if there were no Don Draper pics? Here are a couple of Jon Hamm with this wife Jennifer Westfeldt:

“American Sniper”: Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood enter the Oscar race

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The UK’s SportPursuit, a 1 million member-strong flash sales site for sports and outdoor gear, appears to have made somewhat of a hiring coup. It’s recruited Kath Smith, ex UK managing director for both Adidas and Rebook. She joins the London-based startup as Chief Sales Officer, charged with helping SportPursuit expand the number of brands it works with and, ultimately, shift more product.

Following the familiar flash sales model — and similar to U.S.-based The Clymb — DFJ Esprit-backed SportPursuit offers its members time-limited and “exclusive” offers, which usually expire after 7 days, for products from more than 600 leading sports brands such as Marmot, Helly Hansen, Canterbury, Garmin, GoPro and Icebreaker.

“At present the biggest challenge is having enough time to spend with all of our potential brand partners,” Smith tells TechCrunch. “To help solve this we are continuing to build the buying team in-house. In terms of conversations, we really focus on how we can support each brand partner. Ultimately, SportPursuit offers something really different providing brands with a complementary route to market that doesn’t cannibalise their existing retailers and that helps them inspire future brand advocates to trial and fall in love with their brand.”

The latter is in reference to the way in which SportPursuit — and flash sales sites in general — position their offering to the brands whose wares they want to put on sale. The pitch is that flash sales don’t eat into existing revenues since they are really a marketing and discovery channel designed to bring on new customers who might not otherwise know about the brand or product being put on sale. That’s the theory anyway.

Either way, it’s noteworthy that SportPursuit has been able to entice a proven executive like Smith to join the startup. Much is made of the difficulty in hiring top technical talent as startups hit the high growth stage. However, experienced non-technical executives, in areas such as business development and sales, are equally, if not more important, and remain just as difficult to recruit. To that end, Smith boasts 17 years working with the Adidas group, where she held the positions of Managing Director for Adidas in the UK and Ireland and Reebok in North Europe.

“I certainly never planned to switch to a startup, but as I found out more about the business and the team I became more and more excited about the prospect,” she says. “I felt this was a fantastic platform and one which really played to my strengths — I’m commercially driven, passionate about brands and like to build deep rooted relationships.”

Smith cites the biggest difference between a startup and a major corporate as “decision making, policy and process change”, comparing big businesses to an oil tanker versus SportPursuit’s turbo-charged speedboat-like decision-making.

“I can have a really big impact quickly, it’s not political and has a great culture,” she says, adding that the cons are a “compact office, less admin support and having to move to London!”.

As for what’s next for SportPursuit, Adam Pikett, CEO and co-founder, tells me European expansion is in motion, with a new Euro store launching later this year. We should also soon see the release of the startup’s first iOS app.

2014 Son Pardo Racecourse Summer Party Pictures

We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 Son Pardo Racecourse Summer Party. Guests included Lorena Are and Jaume Mas. Photos are copyright by Javi Moranta / PRPhotos.com. Lorena Ares attends 2014 Son Pardo Racecourse Summer Party at Son Pardo Racecourse in Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain. Photo copyright by Javi Moranta / PRPhotos.com. http://goo.gl/iP0Ef4

RIXTON AT THE RIO THEATRE - AUGUST 18TH, 2014

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One of our contributing photographers, Aurianna, captured some neat shots of Rixton when their “Broken Heart” Tour stopped at Vancouver’s Rio Theatre on August 18th. The British pop/R&B band is on the rise, having made their North American debut with the Me and My Broken Heart EP in March. Check out her photos from the evening below.

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LITTLE DRAGON AT THE VOGUE THEATRE - AUGUST 27TH, 2014

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Little Dragon hit Vancouver on Wednesday, August 27th for a show at the Vogue Theatre. The Swedish electro-soul four piece is currently on tour in support of their latest release, Nabuma Rubberband, which came out in May. Check out our photos from the show, taken by contributing photographer Steven, below.

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ALEA RAE W/ THE GOOD IN EVERYONE AND EVAN BOURQUE AT THE MEDIA CLUB - AUGUST 14TH, 2014

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Alea Rae held their split single release party at the Media Club on August 14th. The indie folk trio was joined by fellow locals The Good in Everyone and Evan Bourque for a night of wonderful, up-and-coming talent. Check out our photos from the show, courtesy of contributing photographer Steven, below.

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VANS WARPED TOUR IN PORTLAND, OR: ECHOSMITH, WE ARE THE IN CROWD AND THE PROTOMEN

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We had the opportunity to trek out to wonderful Portland, OR when the Vans Warped Tour came to town on Sunday, June 29th. The first of a few photo sets, check out some pictures we snapped of EchosmithWe Are The In Crowd, and The Protomen below.

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THE PNE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT SERIES W/ PHILLIP PHILLIPS - AUGUST 16TH, 2014

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One of our editors had the opportunity to attend Phillip Phillips' concert on the opening night of the PNE's Summer Night Concert Series on August 16th. Our review of the fantastic show will be posted shortly, but you can view her photos from the evening below.

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MISERY SIGNALS W/ ALL HAIL THE YETI, NIHILATE AND YOUTH DECAY AT THE BILTMORE CABARET - AUGUST 13TH, 2014

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One of our contributing photographers, Isaac, captured some great shots of Misery Signals, All Hail The Yeti, Nihilate, and Youth Decay when the explosive “Malice X Tour” hit Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret on August 13th. Check out his photos from the evening below.

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THE PNE: SUMMER NIGHT CONCERT SERIES W/ ZENDAYA - AUGUST 24TH, 2014

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One of our contributing writers had the opportunity to attend the Zendaya concert as part of the PNE’s Summer Night Concert Series on August 24th. Best known for her role as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel series Shake It Up, the actress-singer is now making waves with her music career, releasing her debut album last year. Check out some photos from the show below.

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