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Bright Forecasts: First jobs of weather gurus

(The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.)NEW YORK, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Looking at the weather and other natural phenomena these days, it seems the only thing that has yet to occur is a plague of locusts.Hurricanes have devastated Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and much of the Caribbean, leaving countless communities dealing with devastation, flooding and lack of power and basic necessities.In the aftermath of the storms, one group of people shot to prominence in...

A guide to sunglasses: What shape suits you best, and the styles to avoid like the plague.

This is an extract of fashion journalist Alyson Walsh’s book, Know Your Style: Mix it, Match it, Love it.When we meet, Marie Wilkinson, design director at Cutler and Gross, is wearing a beautiful pair of 1950s-style brick-red frames. ‘They’re called A Day at the Races,’ she tells me, ‘I was thinking about jockeys and how they want to be distinctive but don’t wear logos, just vivid colours. The colours are very dense, very high pigment, so you can see them from far away.’Having worked with the...

Amid criticism, Quebec explains the rules of its face-covering ban

Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée sought to clarify the province's controversial face-covering ban on Tuesday, saying the law will only apply when it's required for communication, identification or security reasons.At a news conference that lasted more than an hour, Vallée explained how the new law will be implemented in specific cases. She said the law, which pertains to those giving or receiving public services, is not meant to be...