Editors’ Recommendations The Best Car Camping Gear for Any Season 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 1. Discrete Clothing 2. Discrete Clothing 3. Discret Clothing 7 Fall Cocktail Recipes to Enjoy With Cooler Weather For many of us, the end of winter is in sight. For the growing crowd of diehard skiers and boarders, however, the never-ending winter party is just getting started. With every big dump of snow that hits resorts, more party goers are slowly learning the best kept secret of ski-bum society: When the lifts stop for the night, the real bars open (and the truly great ones never really close). We tagged along with some of the team from Discrete Clothing at the Outdoor Retailer Show and Sundance this year, and can testify that the PBR drinking, sunglasses-at-night crowd is stronger than ever. The best part? After they’ve closed every bar in town they’ll step right back on their skis to crush powder better than anyone you’ve ever met.Discrete got their start back in 2003 when professional skier and founder Julian Carr was sitting in a computer science class at the University of Utah. Intrigued by the concept of discrete variables that couldn’t entirely be explained through mathematical continuity, Carr decided that the idea of the unexplainable leant itself nicely to his growing business. Lucky for us, he stayed in the ski industry and didn’t choose to be a computer programmer.Each piece that Discrete designs is built for casual mountain town wear. That’s not to say that you couldn’t rock some of their more technical jackets on the slopes, but they’re more at home cruising to the Mangy Moose in Teton Village than working a technical climb in Colorado’s San Juan Range. For those of us who are tired of looking like we just walked out of an extreme skiing video from the early 1990’s, this combination of comfort and style is the perfect prescription for a few drinks in between lift lines.Our go-to favorite this season has been the Linux Jacket. Featuring a soft taffeta lining, Heavy denim face fabric, and a waterproof-breathable coating, this jacket is the perfect piece in which to stash a few beers for the snowy walk from your hotel to the bar. Just don’t be surprised when that snow bunny you’ve been buying drinks for sneaks away with it.For a little more casual comfort, look no further than the Bernie Stripes hoody. Unlike the too-tall and overly baggy hoodies of many brands, the Bernie simply fits perfectly. Maybe you’re staying in for the night with a good hot toddy and your favorite four-legged ski buddy, or just want to have an extra stash pocket for a beer during a 3am pool game. Paired with one of Discrete’s popular beanies, you’ll be looking like a local in no time (PBR and undying love of powder days not included).Regardless of your after-hours plans, if you’ll be spending the last few weekends of winter in the mountains – or are lucky enough to score a spring break in Jackson or Aspen – Discrete Clothing is the brand that will help fuel your apre ski parties well into the next morning. Just don’t blame us when the first lift chair of the next morning sneaks up on you.Photos Courtesy of Discrete/Adam Clark The Best Latex Pillows for Neck and Back Pain The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas — The Latest on hurricane aftermath in the Bahamas (all times local):7:10 a.m.Two Dutch navy ships have arrived in the Bahamas to help with the relief operation after the region was devastated by Hurricane Dorian.The Defence Ministry says that around 550 military personnel who arrived Wednesday on board the ships Snellius and Johan de Witt will deliver aid to residents on Abaco island.The Johan de Witt is a transport ship that uses landing craft to bring supplies to shore, while the Snellius surveys underwater damage and obstacles in a first step to clearing access to ports and harbours on Abaco.The ships also are carrying building materials, food and water that can be flown in by helicopters.The official death toll in the Bahamas stands at 50. Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said he expects the number to significantly increase.___12:15 a.m.Bahamians are beginning to tackle a daunting cleanup a week after Hurricane Dorian devastated the archipelago’s northern islands.Residents sift through debris hunting for prized possessions as they prepare to rebuild from one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes in history.People are piling up wreckage. Some are burning ruined clothes.A preliminary report estimates Dorian caused a total of some $7 billion in damage, although the government of the Bahamas has not yet offered any figures.The Associated Press
“I am heartened by the pledge from President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi and others in Government to end the recruitment and use of children by Government forces,” said the Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, who met with the President and other senior officials as well as civil society members.“The re-structuring of the security forces envisioned during the transition period offers a unique opportunity to end grave violations against children and to professionalize the security force,” Ms. Zerrougui said. “The President’s public instruction to all security forces not to recruit children under 18 is a very positive first step.” The restructuring of the country’s security and armed forces is one of the elements of the democratic transition process underway in Yemen, following widespread protests last year that led to the resignation of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.Four parties in Yemen are listed in the Secretary-General’s ‘list of shame’ for recruitment and use of children: the Yemeni armed forces; Ali Mohsen’s First Armoured Division; pro-Government tribal militia; and the Al Houthi armed group.During her visit, which began on Monday, Ms. Zerrougui also travelled to the Sa’ada governorate, where she met with the leader of the Al Houthi armed group, Abdul Malik Badraldeen Al Houthi.While in the capital, Sana’a, Ms. Zerrougui met with child victims of conflict who had been recruited by the First Armoured Division and the police. “Children must go to school, not military camps. I urge the Government to act quickly with United Nations support in separating children from the security forces, and ensuring that they are reintegrated back into civilian life.”Ms. Zerrougui also met children maimed by mines, and warned of the increase in use of explosive remnants in the country. “I am horrified by the widespread use of explosive weapons in populated areas in Yemen, which has increased dramatically this year – by five times – and have a disproportionate impact on children,” she said.The UN Resident Coordinator in Yemen, Ismael Ouldcheikhahmed, reiterated the UN system’s readiness to work closely with the Government and other partners to reintegrate children and facilitate their access to education and livelihoods support. Ms. Zerrougui’s office said the Government’s commitment paves the way for the development of an action plan to address prevention, separation, and the reintegration of children, in line with Security Council resolution 1612, adopted in 2005. The resolution establishes measures to end grave violations against children through a monitoring and reporting mechanism on the use of child soldiers.