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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

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. 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)

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)

After Anushka Sharma lashes out on a man for littering publicly, he slams her and Virat Kohli for their TRASHY act - Bollywood Hungama

Monday, June 18 2018

After Anushka Sharma lashes out on a man for littering publicly, he slams her and Virat Kohli for their TRASHY act - Bollywood Hungama

feedback language follow us on Home » News » Features » After Anushka Sharma lashes out on a man for littering publicly, he slams her and Virat Kohli for their TRASHY act After Anushka Sharma lashes out on a man for littering publicly, he slams her and Virat Kohli for their TRASHY act Bollywood Hungama News Network By Bollywood Hungama News Network Jun 18, 2018 - 10:54 am IST Virat Kohli made Anushka Sharma ’s video viral over the weekend. If you are still living under the rock here’s what happened. Anushka spotted a man throwing garbage on the road and she immediately rolled down her window and lashed out at him for this act. She said, “Why are you throwing garbage on the road? Pls don’t throw garbage on the road. Please be careful. Use a dustbin.” Virat took a video of the same and posted on Twitter. He wrote, “Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & pulled them up rightfully. Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right! If you see something wrong happening like this, do the same & spread awareness. @AnushkaSharma”. Anushka’s intentions were right and we applaud her for taking a stand to conserve the environment but the man she trolled does not agree with this. Arhan Singh took to social media to apologise for his ‘carelessness’ but trolled Anushka for her impolite demeanour and lack of social etiquette. He wrote, “Disclaimer: i have no desire to gain any mileage from this post of mine… Horrible! So I happened to carelessly Litter a sq mm of plastic while driving ! A car passing by rolls their window down and there we have our wonderful @anushkasharma ranting and yelling like a crazy roadside person! While I’m apologetic for my carelessness, Mrs Anushka Sharma Kohli a little etiquette and politeness in ur dialogue wouldn’t have made u a lesser star !! There are all kinds of manners and hygiene .. verbal etiquette is one of them !The garbage that mistakenly went out of the window of my “luxury car”… Was way less than the garbage that came out from your mouth… From ur “luxury car’s” window… Or the trashy mind @virat.kohli to shoot and post this online… For whatever gains… Now that’s some serious trash!!!” Not just him, even his mother Gittanjali Elizabeth trolled them for shaming her son publicly and called this act a PR stunt. She wrote an open letter to both and said, “The last thing we would want is to get publicity out of your cheap STUNT in the name of CLEANLINESS! You both posted a video for your fans n followers by VIOLATING Basic Rights to privacy &you shamed my son in the video as well in your post content you both may be who you are in your fields, with millions of followers & all the PR backing you… you may be payed for your campaigning or maybe doing it for sheer publicity As a mother,I would like to state that you have not only shamed my son @arhhansingh on social media by not blurring his face, but youve also exposed him to unwanted hostility…. and danger from fanatics for such a small thing that you claim he has done but have no proof of anyways ? I am concerned about my sons SAFTEY !!! how dare you crush somebody’s image/and morale and reputation and expose him to public hate, a boy who is on the verge of starting his ventures, ..just to prove what good citizens you both are to increase your fan following ?How dare you?? If you both really cared or bothered about cleanliness , then you would actively do something about all the garbage in your own lane.. you would make a noise and use your VOICE to urge the municipal authorities to take action atleast in the lane where you live,to start with, which you haven’t . Posting videos of fake bravado just to fool your followers. If your intention was genuine then you would pull over and politely correct the person for littering IF THEY DID in a decent and real manner… and not by displaying such a rude and arrogant attitude, and then posting it for the world to see! You have caused a lot of grief with your post & this is morally and humanitarianly very wrong. You may be #AnushkaSharma or #viraatkohli in your house or on screen & the field…but on the streets you are just a citizen trying to correct another… DO IT WITH KINDNESS ….fear karma . And just FYI , he did not react badly, not coz of who you both are.. we couldnt care less,but only because he has a decent upbringing ! Unlike people like you, who seem to think that you are the empowered ones to talk and treat people as you wish.” On the work front, Anushka Sharma is about to wrap Sui Dhaaga and will be seen with Shah Rukh Khan in Zero . Saw these people throwing garbage on the road & pulled them up rightfully. Travelling in a luxury car and brains gone for a toss. These people will keep our country clean? Yeah right! If you see something wrong happening like this, do the same & spread awareness. @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/p8flrmcnba