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DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name -- but with which he is no longer associated -- could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion. I still carry on my couture, they still carry on the Jimmy Choo ready to wear," he said in an interview with AFP. "Now and then when I am in London, I will call the CEO (Pierre Denis) and have a tea with him and talk about what we're doing. Having earlier established himself as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Malaysia-born Choo founded the brand in 1996 with British socialite Tamara Mellon.