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The Queen Is Surrounded by Family (and Feathers) at the Garter Day Ceremony

Monday, June 18 2018

The Queen Is Surrounded by Family (and Feathers) at the Garter Day Ceremony

British Royal Family at the Garter Service 2018 The Queen Is Surrounded by Family (and Feathers) at the Garter Day Ceremony 19 June, 2018 0 The Queen Is Surrounded by Family (and Feathers) at the Garter Day Ceremony If you thought there was a whole lot of pomp and ceremony at Trooping the Colour , wait until you see the royal family all dressed up for the Garter Day Ceremony. The annual ceremony involves a parade at Windsor Castle, where members of the order wear velvet robes, golden insignia, and plumed hats, led by the queen (whose long velvet cloak is held up by two boys — remind you of anything? ). The Order of the Garter dates back to the time of King Edward III, who was inspired by tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table to set up his own group of honourable knights. The order is the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, and though it has its roots in the aristocracy, new knights are now given the honour in recognition for their public service and include people like former British Prime Minister John Major and the former governor of the Bank of England. All of the queen's children are Knights of the Garter, and Prince William became the 1,000th knight 10 years ago. All of them were there on Monday to take part in the annual event, along with Charles and Edward's wives, Camilla and Sophie. Camilla was given the honour of sitting right next to her mother-in-law as the carriages made their way around the castle grounds, while the royals waved to the assembled crowds. This is the beginning of a busy week for the royal family, as Royal Ascot begins on Tuesday, and we all know how much the queen loves the annual horse racing meet ! See all the photos from today's ceremony ahead, and stay tuned for all the Ascot action as the week progresses. 0

Beauty & the Best: Dermalogica, Absorb Skincare, Korres, Sterling Jewelry, and more

Tuesday, June 19 2018

Beauty & the Best: Dermalogica, Absorb Skincare, Korres, Sterling Jewelry, and more

Earring Gems STERLING JEWELRY launched their perfect-for-summer Raw Stone Double Sided Studs on https://www.FreePeople.com. These gorgeous earrings will work with any outfit and take you from work to rooftop party with style. These Raw Stone Double Sided Studs come in three gorgeous color options: Turquoise, Quartz, and Rose. Invest in all three, for all seasons. Absorbing Beauty ABSORB SKINCARE’s Body Oil renders your skin ridiculously soft with its head-to-toe moisturizing power. Step out of the shower and let Absorb work its softening magic. Bonus: it smells like the intoxicating orange trees of Seville. It’s just the thing for cultivating a summery glow. Wild-crafted in the USA in Austin, Texas. Order at https://www.absorbskincare.com/ . Eye Lift in a Bottle KORRES 3D DefEye Gravity Super Eye Serum with black pine is a sculpting, lifting super-serum for the eyes to visibly lift upper eyelids. Fight fatigue and reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, puffiness, wrinkles, and dark circles. You can count on Korres for quality ingredients and product purity. Stock up for summer at http://www.KorresUSA.com . … And Neck Lift If your neck needs some lifting, IMAGE SKINCARE’s The MAX – a stem cell-based neck lift – does the trick quite efficiently. Simply apply a generous amount to neck and décolletage, up to the jawline, to bolster elasticity and firmness. Time-released for up to 48 hours, this wonder cream can be used morning and evening and is chock full of shea butter, grapefruit, sweet almond, peptides and more. Find it at http://www.ImageSkincare.com . Luminous Summer Skin DERMALOGICA’s new BioLumin-C Serum combines a Vitamin C complex with advanced bio-technology, imparting 3x more Vitamin C than other brands, and where it’s most needed. BioLumin-C brightens, firms, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and bolsters the skin’s internal defenses. Some of the ultra-effective ingredients include Sophora Japonica Flower Extract and Salvia Hispanica (Chia Seed) Oil. Stock up at https://www.dermalogica.com Unite for Thick Hair Unite’s new BOOSTA Thickening Creme will amp up the volume and add body to fine, limp, beach-wrecked hair. The Boosta VOLUMIZING SYSTEM includes Thickening Creme, Volumizing Spray, Shampoo & Conditioner to keep your tresses voluminous, full-bodied, and amplified. Shop at https://www.unitehair.com . Smoothing Hairbrush If you ever dreamed of a hairbrush that could smooth your hair as well as straighten it, then KISS has made your dreams come true with its Ionic Smoothing Brush and Bristle Straightener Brush. Simply switch them on and brush according to instructions for them to work their hair magic! Volume, shine, and smoothness is all literally at your fingertips. Order at http://www.kissproducts.com . No More Weighting Teasane’s herbal LOSE DROPS render weight loss and/or maintaining your weight as simple as adding drops of their elixir to a glass of water. The dandelion, fennel, and flaxseed in this herbal mixture support metabolism efficiency and keeps you feeling satiated throughout the entire day. It smells great, too! Find it at https://liveteasane.com/product/lose-drops/ . LaVanila Heavenly We know it’s just deodorant, but LA VANILA’s AIR Deodorant smells so incredibly good that it could double as a sweet scent for summer. Why not smell fantastic at the gym, on dates, at work and wherever you roam? Pick it up at https://www.lavanila.com and at Ulta.com. Bump It, Baby Bump It Off pulls multiple duty as an exfoliating shower scrubber, make-up brush cleaner, tub toy for tots, and even plate & pot scrubber. Durable, soft, and supple and available in an array of colors, it contains finger slots for easy gripping and scrubbing. You’ll wish you had thought of inventing this item… Stock up at https://www.goddessofgadgets.com/ and at Walmart.com. Check back in for more latest-and-greatest Beauty & the Best ! Originally published June 2018

KPMG's audit quality 'unacceptable,' UK regulator says

Tuesday, June 19 2018

KPMG's audit quality 'unacceptable,' UK regulator says

KPMG's audit quality 'unacceptable,' UK regulator says Published 8 Logo of KPMG, a professional service company, is seen at the company's head offices at La Defense business and financial district in Courbevoie near Paris May 16, 2018. — Reuters pic LONDON, June 19 — KPMG’s audit work in the UK is of an unacceptable standard and the firm will face increased scrutiny, Britain’s accounting regulator said. Auditors at KPMG don’t challenge management enough, aren’t sufficiently skeptical and are inconsistent in their execution of audits, according to the report by the Financial Reporting Council. The decline in quality over the last five years “is unacceptable and reflects badly” on efforts by previous leadership to improve the work, the watchdog said. UK auditors are facing increased scrutiny as lawmakers renew calls for competition authorities to consider a breakup of the so-called “Big Four” accountancy firms. A parliamentary report last month criticised KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PwC, along with banks and other advisers, for poor oversight of Carillion Plc, a collapsed British firm that constructed and managed government projects. A review of 16 audits carried out on firms in the FTSE 350 index by the FRC found that half required some or significant improvement. To address the poor performance, the regulator will increase the number of KPMG audits it inspects in the current financial year by 25 per cent. The accountancy firm has established a board sub-committee to oversee audit quality to try to improve, according to the report yesterday. A message left with KPMG wasn’t immediately returned. — Bloomberg Related Articles

Trendy Adidas Sneakers Are as Low as $36 During Zappos’ Summer Shoe Sale

Tuesday, June 19 2018

Trendy Adidas Sneakers Are as Low as $36 During Zappos’ Summer Shoe Sale

Trendy Adidas Sneakers Are as Low as $36 During Zappos’ Summer Shoe Sale Allie Fasanella Reblog Zappos is currently having a big summer sale that you’re not going to want to miss out on, especially if you have a thing for Adidas , like much of the world. The Las Vegas-based e-tailer is offering a number of popular styles from the brand like the Samba, Campus, Gazelle and more, such as Yeezy-inspired combat boots and skateboarding silhouettes. Keep reading for FN’s guide on how to shop the sale. 1. Men’s Adidas Samba Classic Earlier this month, FN’s fashion editor, Shannon Adducci declared that the ubiquitous ’90s sneaker, the Adidas Samba, was destined for a comeback , and now, Zappos is offering the classic style at a fraction of their original price. adidas samba More 2. Women’s Adidas Skateboarding Superstar Sneaker Meanwhile, for 55 percent off, women can snag Adidas Skateboarding’s iteration of the brand’s Superstar silhouette featuring red three-stripe and heel tab accents. adidas Skateboarding Superstar Vulc ADV More 3. Men’s Adidas For guys who would like to channel Kanye West’s Yeezy boots, these Adidas athletic combat boots crafted with a heavy-weight sandy-colored nylon upper serve as a great duplicate version. Plus they’re marked down to under $150 right now. adidas GSG-9.3 More 4. Women’s Adidas Originals Gazelle Adidas’ classic Gazelle style is currently on sale in a variety of summery colorways including this refreshing mint hue. Originally $80, they’re now marked down to less than $60 at 30 percent off. adidas Originals Gazelle More 5. Adidas Originals Kids PW Tennis HU (Toddler) For 25 percent off, lace up the little one in your life in a pair of Adidas x Pharrell Williams Tennis Hu sneakers, available in an assortment of colorways in addition to the royal blue below. adidas Originals Kids PW Tennis HU (Toddler) More Story Continues 6. Women’s Adidas Campus Amp up any outfit this summer with these bright cherry red three-stripe Campus shoes, on sale for nearly 20 percent off. adidas Originals Campus More 7. Women’s Adidas Originals Swift Run Originally $85, these stretchy knit Swift Run sneakers boasting an embroidered vamp and a foam cushioned footbed is now priced at under $60. adidas Originals Swift Run More 8. Adidas by Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego For a luxury option, consider these trendy Adidas by Raf Simons chunky leather and mesh sneakers featuring cut out details for a deconstructed silhouette and a Poron performance cushioning sockliner for premium comfort. Pick them up for 20 percent off today. Adidas by Raf Simons Replicant Ozweego More

The 21st Century Lexicon:

Monday, June 18 2018

The 21st Century Lexicon: "The Streisand Effect" | Esquire Ph

Over the weekend, Rodel Rodis, a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, posted a photo of a two-page letter on official Senate stationery, signed by newly minted Senate President Tito Sotto. " Senate President Tito Sotto has 'requested' the Philippine Daily Inquirer to remove from its website all the articles I wrote about him ("The Rape of Pepsi Paloma" and "Was Pepsi Paloma Murdered?")," posted Rodis. "If the Inquirer agrees to his requests, a dangerous precedent will be set." INQUIRER.net has published a response from its editor in chief, Abelardo Ulanday: "IN QUIRER.net believes it is within Sen. Sotto’s right to make this request, citing particularly his claims that the articles contain unverified facts and baseless allegations. Also, to be fair with the senator, he has relayed this request to INQUIRER.net much earlier through his staff." The note goes on to clarify that "I n relation to Sen. Sotto’s request, INQUIRER.net has not made any decision...[Mr. Rodis'] act of posting this request on social media is his own decision. INQUIRER.net has nothing to do with it." In the meantime, the aforementioned articles have found new life, posted with links to the INQUIRER.net articles or with photos of the print edition, and many of them bearing the hashtag #StreisandEffect. Tito Sotto has the audacity to ask Inquirer to take this article down. Keep on sharing this to piss off the rapist. Pepsi Paloma will not be forgotten. https://t.co/l2eNR4Rm64 — Nathania Chua (@PilosopoTanya) June 16, 2018 Thread: Articles Vincente Sotto wants to have deleted from @inquirerdotnet The rape of Pepsi Paloma Part 1-4 of 5 #StreisandEffect pic.twitter.com/8ZD2Rnt74s — Duterte Watchdog vs. Super Coward presents ???? (@DuterteWatchdog) June 16, 2018 Pepsi Paloma has been trending since yesterday. I wonder who’s to blame. pic.twitter.com/V7pY90tidl — Professional Heckler (@HecklerForever) June 17, 2018 So what is the Streisand Effect, and why is Babs' name being dragged into this? To sum up, The Streisand Effect describes how attempts to suppress information can have the opposite effect —attracting more attention and spreading the information more widely than would've been originally possible, especially online. The term comes from a lawsuit filed by superstar Barbra Streisand against photographer Kenneth Adelman, who had taken photos of the West Coast for the California Coastal Records Project, which was meant to be a resource for scientists. The photo of Streisand's house was one of over 12,000 photos in the collection—and there was no way to tell that it was the diva's property unless one were already familiar with it. ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW Nevertheless, Streisand sued Adelman for US$50 million, asking him to take down the photo from the archive. As reports at the time showed, Adelman's photo had only been accessed online a total of six times (twice by Streisand's legal team) by the time Streisand sued him. As news of the lawsuit spread, the pageviews zoomed up to over a million—not counting all the people who saw the photo in question through news articles and TV reports. The term itself was coined by Techdirt, Inc. CEO Mike Masnick in 2005 to describe the phenomenon. Since then, there has been no shortage of examples of the Streisand Effect in effect: in 2007, for example, attempts to suppress the distribution of a code used to prevent movie piracy only led to an organized attempt to spread it worldwide; Beyoncé also triggered the Streisand effect in 2013, when she asked Buzzfeed to take down a listicle showing unflattering photos of her ; in the same year, the French intelligence agency forced the deletion of an entry about a military station , making it briefly the most viewed page on French Wikipedia. The list goes on. And what was the outcome of the original Streisand Effect event? To add insult to injury, Streisand lost the suit and was ordered to pay for the photographer's legal fees. AND the photo is now roaming free on the internet, free for anyone to view or use, particularly for articles concerning the Streisand Effect. See: Not only is this photo of Barbra Streisand's house free to view online despite the singer's $50-M lawsuit, but its exact location is now also widely spread in captions like this one. (Location: 34° 0′ 39″ N, 118° 47′ 14.4″ W) IMAGE Kenneth & Gabrielle Adelman, California Coastal Records Project, www.californiacoastline.org (CC BY-SA 3.0)