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LONDON Mujer Adidas Superstar 2 Rojas Blancas 663654 España , Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Dedicated followers of fashion in Britain contribute billions of dollars to the economy, figures reveal as London Fashion Week gets into full swing.


The event kicked off Friday with a stunning catwalk event at London's Olympia and continues through to Feb. 23, with most events taking place at a multi-level car park in London's Soho area.


Figures published by co-organizers the British Fashion Council reveal that during 2015, over 39 billion U.S. dollars was spent on women's clothing. This figure is predicted to rise by almost a quarter by 2020, hitting a sales figure of over 46 billion U.S. dollars.


The event, backed by Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Britain's export agency UKTI, is seeing 83 designers showcasing their collections to an invited audience of more than 5 Mujer Adidas Superstar 2 Negras Blancas 664819 España ,000 people linked to the fashion trade.


Live events from the five day London Fashion Week are being beamed on 60 giant screens in major cities across Britain, attracting a potential audience of 35 million.


Around 2 million people are expected to watch fashion catwalk events on a giant curved screen in London's Piccadilly Circus.


Designer McQueen has returned to the schedule for the first time in over 10 years, alongside brands including Ashish, Belstaff, Burberry, Christopher Kane, Emilia Wickstead Mujer Adidas Superstar Suede Rosa Blancas España , Erdem, Gareth Pugh, J.W.Anderson, Mary Katrantzou, Paul Smith, Peter Pilotto, Pringle of Scotland Mujer Adidas Superstar Blancas Power Rojas B B0532 España , Sibling, Simone Rocha, Sophia Webster, and Topshop Unique.


Charlotte Olympia, the luxury shoes and accessories designer, hosted the first catwalk show of London Fashion Week.


Last year nearly 4 billion U.S. dollars was spent in Britain on fashion accessories, a 3.4 percent rise from 2014.


Figures from the British Fashion Council also show 60 percent of shoppers bought accessories online last year Hombre Adidas Superstar 2 Negras Grises 096976 España , an 8 percent rise from 2013. Just over half of all British women bought a handbag last year, according to the council.


As part of London Fashion Week, the British Council and the British Fashion Council (BFC) are presenting work by emerging fashion designers from 25 countries and regions in an exhibition entitled "Fashion Utopias."


The event takes place at London's Somerset House where the West Wing of the complex has been transformed into an imaginary terrain as a backdrop for the emerging generation of international designers.


The fashion industry in Britain supports almost 800,000 jobs.


TIANJIN, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese coal mine and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Sunday jointly launched a methane gas treatment center.


The unveiling ceremony was held at the 2017 China International Mining Congress in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin.


The non-profit organization, which has more than 10 council members, will promote the best colliery gas treatment practices to help UN members cut carbon emissions in the energy industry.


Scott Foster Hombre Adidas Superstar Negras Blancas D69366 España , director of UNECE's sustainable energy division, said China leads the world in fixing the issue of collecting and using mine gas and thus cutting greenhouse gas emissions.


Jin Zhixin, president of the Chinese partner Shanxi Coking Coal Group Co., Ltd., said in the next three to four years, it will build 12 gas-fired power plants with a combined generating capacity of 71.4 MW.


The center is a concrete action taken by China to tackle climate changes by using more clean energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, said Sun Yongfu Adidas superstar pharrell supershell Hombre España , an academician with the Chinese Academy of Engineering.




BEIJING, Oct. 30 (Xinhua) -- Beijing's environmental authority announced a new campaign to curb air pollution as autumn marks the start of the smoggy season.


The Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau said in the campaign, it has tightened joint air pollution inspection and law enforcement with Tianjin municipality and Hebei province, both neighboring regions of the Chinese capital.


Law enforcement will target industries such as steel, coking, cement, glass-making Adidas Hombre Superstar Pharrell Mr Supershell Blancas España , non-ferrous metals and garbage incinerators.


Petrochemical, auto manufacturing, furniture, mechanical parts and packaging industries that emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) will also be targeted, according to an announcement by the bureau.


Companies that lack environmental documents or that violate emissions rules will be punished. Production will be halted and the people responsible risk detention, it said.


Those who tamper with emissions monitoring data will be punished harshly, it said.


Smog is common in Beijing in late autumn and winter. The city aims to decrease its current level of particulate matter adidas superstar supercolor españa , also known as particle pollution, from 80.6 micrograms to 56 micrograms per cubic meter of air by 2020.




WELLINGTON, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) -- Australian golfer Wools Cobb carded an eight-under-par 63 at Royal Wellington Golf Club to claim the first round lead in the ninth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) here on Thursday.


The AAC debutant finished four shots ahead of his Japanese playing partner Sean Maruyama, Australian teammate Min Woo Lee, New Zealand's Nick Voke and Lloyd Jefferson Go of the Philippines.


"I had so much fun out there and it was pretty stress-free. I really enjoyed my day and hopefully I can do much the same in the last three rounds," said Cobb.


Starting with three successive birdies from hole 10, Cobb picked up another at 16 then flew ahead with an eagle at the par-five 18th to tie the championship record for low first nine.


"I holed some pretty good putts on the 10th and 11th and then hit it pretty close on 12 adidas superstar slip on españa , so that was a nice way to kick off the round," added Cobb, who flew under the radar as the fifth-ranked Australian in the field before his 63 equaled the second-lowest round in AAC history.