Newport International – Miley Cyrus cites Marc Jacobs as fashion mentor

Newport International - Miley Cyrus cites Marc Jacobs as fashion mentor

20-year-old twerking pop star Miley Cyrus has revealed that it was Marc Jacobs that introduced her to fashion as a young Disney starlet, and that she has inspired some of his work.

“He kind of brought me into fashion like when I was 16, that was when I started being around him and learning from him,” Miley Cyrus explains of her relationship with designer Marc Jacobs.

Fast forward four years and the infamous 20-year-old pop star continues to “work a lot with Marc”. In fact, she tells Hunger “he kind of let me inspire some of his pieces.”

Did we miss the memo on the Miley x Marc collab? Certainly the scantily clad singer is a fan of the designer, having used his fishnet-style gown as part of her Sid Vicious punk get-up for the 2013 Met Ball. Cyrus also attended Jacobs’s autumn/winter 2013 showcase and has shown a penchant for his Mickey Mouse jumpers, but we were unaware the former Louis Vuitton designer had made Miley his muse.

 

Source:    Newport International Group Reviews

Newport International Group, Efter fem år, Lehman beslutning hjemsøger stadig globale økonomi

Newport International Group - Efter fem år, Lehman beslutning hjemsøger stadig globale økonomi

På femårsdagen for Lehman Brothers kollaps, millioner af amerikanere vil se tilbage på denne frygtelige mandag og prøver at sætte tal på de skader, som fulgte efter. I mange tilfælde er det svært at sætte tal på omkostningerne – millioner af tabte arbejdspladser, knuste drømme, forspildte muligheder og fortabte hjem. Men der er et nummer, som er svært at bestride, og det er værd at huske: $18 billion. Ja, det er 18 med 12 nuller bagkant, eller $10 milliarder for hver dag siden den finansielle krise begyndte officielt om Klubmesterskab 15, 2008.

18 Billioner dollars er gælden til verdens monetaere system som det amerikanske og de seks andre store industrilande. De gjorde det for at holde systemet oven vande i 1.825 dage siden Lehman CEO Dick Fuld gik ind i witness protection program og hans neon-draperede hovedkvarter i Times Square gik i sort. Det er $18 billion vi og vores børn bliver til sidst nødt til at råde bod på gennem askese eller hyper-inflation. Og hvad fik vi så for at $18 billion i prioriteringsniveauer? Subpar vækst herhjemme, og recession i Europa og Japan.

Ja, alle, at gæld skønnes at have genereret blot $1 billioner i bruttonationalproduktet vokser over hele kloden, efter et skema Deutsche Bank chart udgivet af nul Hedge. Det er med andre ord under 18 dollars i gæld til generere $1 i vækst.

Så hvor blev de trillioner gå? Mere end $6 billion gik ind i den tyske underskud, der er vokset med dette beløb siden 2009. De fleste arbejder ved amerikanerne næsten intet af det lånte trillioner endte i deres lommer.

Kilde:  Newport International Group

Most consumers face fraud attempts, Newport International Group

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Most consumers face fraud attempts, poll finds

Financial fraud is widespread in America, a new poll says, with more than 4 out of 5 respondents saying they’ve been targeted by scammers in one form or another.

Though most people don’t respond to bogus investment pitches, 11 percent have lost “significant” amounts of money in scams, according to the survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Wall Street industry watchdog.

Though most people don’t respond to bogus investment pitches, 11 percent have lost “significant” amounts of money in scams, according to the survey by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a Wall Street industry watchdog.

Elderly people are particularly vulnerable, FINRA said, both to being targeted and to falling prey and losing money.

“When it comes to financial fraud, America is a nation at risk,” said Gerri Walsh, president of FINRA’s investor education foundation. “Fraudsters are very effective at reaching and enticing vulnerable populations into turning over their money, and far too few Americans are able to detect likely fraudulent sales pitches.”

The poll of 2,364 Americans age 40 and older suggests that millions of Americans have been solicited as potential victims, often through emails offering prodigious but unrealistic riches.

Newport International Group Reviews, FB Checker Analyzes Facebook Photos To Identify Fake Profiles

Fake profiles continue to be a problem on Facebook, despite the social network’s efforts to wipe them out. Free application FB Checker offers users a quick way to help determine the authenticity of profiles by examining their photos.

The app has its limitations, as it only analyzes photos, and users must have access to the photos of the accounts in question. It works by searching the Web for duplicates of the chosen photos, and warning users if those photos are discovered in multiple places.

The release of FB Checker comes about one year too late for Chick-Fil-A, which allegedly used a stock image to create a fictional Facebook profile under the name Abby Farle to defend the restaurant chain on its page.

Source: Newport International Group Reviews

Meet Dorian Grinspan

Two issues in, and Dorian Grinspan already possesses a Manhattan apartment befitting the editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine.

After exiting an elevator best described as European—cramped, carpeted, as old as it smells—guests walk into a penthouse with lacquered black floors, a functioning fireplace, a zebra hide, off-white couches, and ceilings high enough to dwarf the already spare décor. Five tall windows look onto Gramercy Park, to which he has a key. “I like to answer my e-mail¬s there,” he says.

Grinspan collapses into a sofa, curling his limbs into a jagged apostrophe. In an accent that reveals his upbringing in Paris, he says he looked at 30 or so appartements earlier in the year, and took the one that happens to share a floor with Carla Sozzani, owner of the Milan luxury emporium 10 Corso Como. She bought her place from her sister Franca, Vogue Italia’s editor-in-chief, for $1.7 million earlier this year.

I wonder how Sozzani feels about the big pile of magazines on the landing between their apartments. There, her 21-year-old neighbor has stacked about 50 copies of the spring 2013 issue of Out of Order,the high-end fashion, art, and culture magazine he runs when he’s not studying for exams or trying to convince professors that, yes, he really needs to miss finals to attend Paris Fashion Week. (“My dean says it’s not really an excuse, so now I always have an ‘illness’ or something.”) Though it’s three years (and only two issues) old, it feels more established: Woody Allen agreed to be -photographed and interviewed for the debut issue, and the next one featured a Ryan McGinley profile and retrospective along with pictures of the model Arizona Muse with her young son. The second cover story was by Larry Clark, the director of Kids, about a tween skateboarder whom Clark found and photographed in Texas. The operation is professional enough that Grinspan and Rich Aybar, a stylist he knows, convinced labels like Givenchy, Lanvin, Dior, Saint Laurent, Marc Jacobs, and Stella ¬McCartney to lend clothes for photo shoots. Prada, lately, too.

Source: Newport International group fashion articles

Newport International Group reviews, Japan’s PM may rethink tax hike

Japan's PM Abe speaks during a news conference in Tokyo

Trots att den starkaste politiska mandat av en premiärminister i år, finns det tecken Shinzo Abe är allvarligt tänka plan för det kan förstöra en begynnande återhämtning han har snickrat ihop med en offensiv politik, dubbat Abenomics.

Abe säger att han kommer att fatta beslut i höst om man ska gå vidare med den första delen av två steg plan efter mätkontroll av den ekonomiska återhämtningen, särskilt BNP data som beror på Sept 9. Den skatt, liknande allmänna försäljningsskatt och moms i andra länder, kommer att öka till 8 procent i april 2014 och därefter 10 procent under 2015.

Abe vill inte höja skatten, med tanke på den troliga ekonomiska och politiska konsekvenser, men han förstår riskerna för att krossa de marknader som ger utseendet i den utlovade reformen, sade en person som deltar i crafting ekonomisk politik. Vid 5 procent, Japan och Kanada har den lägsta motsvarande skatter i Organisationen för ekonomiskt samarbete och utveckling, OECD-data visas.

Insatserna i Japan är hög. Den skatt vandring var lag förra året med stöd av Abe’s nuvarande koalitionens parter och den tidigare regeringen och är tänkt att vara det första steget mot reparation Japans trasig finanser. Lagen kräver också att regeringen bedömer att de ekonomiska villkoren innan du ger den slutliga gå framöver. Brutalt skattereform skulle kunna drabba investerarnas förtroende, vilket har gjort Tokyo att låna pengar billigt även om dess $5 trillion statsskulden, väl över två gånger landets årliga ekonomiska resultat, är den tyngsta bördan i den industriella världen.

På samma gång, Abe har betonat att hans högsta prioritet är att rouse Japan från 15 år av deflation och ljummen kopp tillväxt genom hans Abenomics program för tunga statliga utgifter, massiva penningpolitiska lättnader och löften om en långsiktig strategi för tillväxt. Abe själv medgav den svåra dilemma bara timmar efter scoring en jordskredsseger vinna i den övre kammaren valen den 21 juli att han gav dom ut en klar majoritet i parlamentet.

Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/28/us-japan-economy-tax-idUSBRE96R02A20130728

Newport International Group: Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Newport International Group, Tokyo eyes economic boost with Olympics

Real estate markets will boom and Tokyo Bay will be redeveloped if the Japanese capital wins the right to host the 2020 Olympics, a senior business leader told investors Wednesday.

Toyota Motor honorary chairman Fujio Cho said the already busy city would become even livelier if the sporting extravaganza came to town.

“It’s certain that real estate markets will be quite active” if Tokyo’s bid is successful, he told members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.

“Without doubt, the Tokyo Bay area will be redeveloped on a large scale.

“In terms of road-building, there are many places where ring roads are not complete just because of small sections that have not yet been constructed.

“If the Olympics are to be hosted here, I think there will be a big boost in morale among Japanese people, which will enable the construction and completion of such projects,” he said.

Tokyo is competing with Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games, with the final decision set to be made by the 100-strong International Olympic Committee at a meeting in Buenos Aires on September 7.

While many large Asian cities are throbbing with construction projects as their economies surge, there are few cranes standing over the Japanese capital these days.

The investment boost that hosting the Games could bring would be a welcome fillip for Japan, whose economy has struggled for much of the last two decades.

It would also dovetail well with a renewed push by the government to turn things around, with lavish public spending promised for infrastructure projects.

Source: http://www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-20297.aspx