Twitter Advertisement NewsWhy do celebrities love Botox and Fillers so much?By Guest Writer – November 19, 2015 2288 Linkedin Previous articleCars seized and prosecutions to follow in Operation ThorNext articleJury considers indecent assaults verdict Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Facebook Email Let’s look at Botox and Fillers to see what the hype is all about! Did you know that Botox is now the most popular cosmetic treatment, with more than 6 million treatments administered every single year all around the world?But what exactly is it, and what does it do?Well, to give it its full medical finery, it is a neurotoxin (its full name is Botulinum Toxin), whose purpose is essentially to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by paralysing the underlying muscles.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Or, in simple every-day language, it is essentially a type of Cosmetic Injection or Anti-Wrinkle Injectable, albeit the most widely recognised one of all, owing to its longevity (it is now 25 years old and counting).The difference between Botox and FillersBotox and fillers are very similar; both are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the entire face area: forehead lines, frown lines, crow’s feet, cheekbones, lip contour and lip volume.However, there are subtle differences between what are really two slightly different types of anti-wrinkle injectables:Botox, on the one hand, is an injectable that is used to treat active facial lines – in other words, those lines that have only recently formed. Fillers, on the other hand, are used to treat firmly established wrinkles, reducing them simply by adding volumeBotox is probably now more famous than the many famous people who use it…and who regard it as just another essential part of their self-beautifying regime; look at any picture of any A-lister star and the chances are that the youthful, wrinkle-free face that you see before you has been accentuated enormously by the wonders of Botox or fillers.From Kylie Jenner to Amanda BrunkerKylie Jenner of Kardashian fame, is a perfect case in point; yes she is of course blessed with plenty of natural beauty. However, she freely admits that her lips are enhanced and maintained by the magic of fillers.But of course, fillers are no longer designed purely for Hollywood mega stars with bucket loads of money, far from it. In fact and our own Amanda Brunker, author and model, feels that Botox is the only cure for stopping the rot (of ageing!) and regularly avails of the treatments.Amanda is a huge advocate of the wonders of cosmetic surgery because she believes in eating well, exercising often and living as healthily as possible, she also realises that nothing can remove wrinkles from a face quite like Botox / Fillers can!Botox and Fillers are temporary and completely safe – so enhance your natural look, knowing that nothing is permanent!The great thing about both Dermal Fillers and Botox is that they are proven to be extremely safe treatments, with less than 1% of all treatments resulting in even minor side effects.In fact, the main risk that people face is not the treatment itself, but rather the way in which it is administered by practitioners who are simply not well qualified in the area of cosmetic injections.So, here’s our best advice: if you are considering fillers or some other anti-wrinkle injectable treatment you should only ever consider putting your trust in a clinic that has a proven track record and history, as well of course, as a leading, highly qualified, expert Cosmetic Doctor.As a reputable and trusted skin and laser treatment clinic in Ireland, what better place to go for your treatments than Therapie Clinic? The highly skilled medical team at their Doctor’s Clinic will assess your needs during a specialist consultation.Therapie Clinic offers the most affordable prices for Botox with highly professional service, for more information visit www.therapieclinic.com or call 1890 650 750 to arrange a specialist consultation. WhatsApp
Facebook122Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington Governor Jay InsleeGovenor Jay Inslee announced a month-long extension of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order Thursday evening. The order, which banned all gatherings and temporarily shuttered non-essential businesses, will continue through May 4.“Epidemiological modeling from the University of Washington predicts we will have at least 1,400 deaths this year,” Inslee said. “We are yet to see the full toll of this virus in our state and the modeling we’ve seen could be much worse if we don’t continue what we’re doing to slow the spread.”Public gatherings remain banned and non-essential businesses may reopen May 5. If gatherings are held in violation of the order, individuals are encouraged to notify their local police department. Do not call 911.The state Department of Commerce is providing guidance and assistance to businesses on whether they can be considered essential and other resources they may access to help during this time. Residents or workers concerned about non-essential businesses remaining open may file complaints at this link.“We have taken dozens of steps under my emergency powers to help people in this time – including moratoriums on evictions, mortgage forbearance, utility ratepayer assistance, unemployment extensions, flexibility on tax payments and cash assistance to families,” Inslee said. “We will do more.”Part of that effort is the sacrifice of business owners who had to shut down and of their workers who struggle to pay bills, Inslee said, and it is important for us to work toward coming out of this statewide shutdown. For example, the administration is engaging in productive conversations with industries to devise a safe way for them to get back to work when we can lift that part of the order.More information on resources available to Washingtonians impacted financially by the COVID-19 outbreak can be found by clicking here and by visiting coronavirus.wa.gov.In addition to the extension of “Stay Home, Stay Healthy,” the governor signed a directive to the Department of Enterprise Services and the Emergency Management Division to secure personal protective equipment as expeditiously as possible.Also Thursday, Inslee announced a delay in the implementation of new state building codes from July 1 to Nov. 1 to provide adequate time for training and outreach that was interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. These codes relate to construction and occupancy of residential and commercial structures throughout the state. Read that proclamation here.
GLORYZAPPER TAKES HARD-FOUGHT HALF LENGTH WIN IN GRADE III, $100,000 LA WOMAN STAKES UNDER ELLIOTT; D’AMATO FILLY GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS IN 1:15.75 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2016)–In a driving four-horse finish, Gloryzapper, with Stewart Elliott up, prevailed by a half length in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 LA Woman Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Gloryzapper, who went head and head for the lead with eventual third place finisher Perfect Pic throughout, got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.75.Breaking from post position five in a field of eight fillies and mares three and up, Gloryzapper and Perfect Pic set collective splits of 22.13, 45.10 and 1:09.41 as even money favorite Luminance, who broke slowly, could never get on terms with the dueling leaders and finished a close third.“She’s always a fighter, she always pushes on,” said D’Amato. “Stewart did a great job. The four (Luminance) broke a little slow, so Stewart put Gloryzapper into the race early and she fought everybody off. I love her in this scenario. When she has her head in front of the rest of the opposition, she love the fight…Passing horses, she’s just ok, but she loves to be in the mix and fight them off.”Off at 9-2, Gloryzapper paid $11.20, $5.60 and $3.80.Owned by Hebert Bloodstock, Andrew Leggio and Peter Peluso, the Kentucky-bred 4-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, who came off an eighth place finish going 1 1/8 miles on turf in the Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes Sept. 4, notched her first stakes win in career start number eight. She now has four overall wins and with the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $225,045.“She ran really well in her last out, but she just didn’t have that turn of foot on the grass, like grass horses do,” said Elliott. “With the way she ran today…She got tested and she fought to win, so I could see the Breeders’ Cup as a possiblily.”(D’Amato indicated that the Grade I, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, is under consideration).Ridden by Mike Smith, Wild At Heart broke from the rail and sat just in behind Perfect Pic until the furlong pole. At that point, “Perfect” drifted out a bit, which enabled Wild At Heart to surge late, but she had to settle for second, finishing a half length in front of Perfect Pic, who was ridden by Santiago Gonzalez.Off at 8-1, Wild At Heart paid $6.60 and $4.40Perfect Pic, who finished a head in front of Luminance, was off at 3-1 and paid $3.40 to show.Luminance, trained by Bob Baffert, came off a stirring second condition allowance win on July 27 and looked like the horse to beat in the LA Woman.“She broke a little slow, so I didn’t have the position I wanted to have early,” said Bejarano, who was aboard for the July 27 win. “She tried really hard, but those fillies didn’t stop.”First post time on Monday, Columbus Day at Santa Anita, is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.
Former West Indies players Sir Andy Roberts, Jackie Hendriks and David Williams have given the West Indies the edge in the final of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India today. Describing the Caribbean aggregation as best suited for the format, and having the psychological edge after defeating England in the preliminaries, as well as the momentum after overcoming title favourites India in the semi-finals, the trio, however, believes it will come down to application. “I think it’s going to be another win for us,” stated Hendriks, referring in the process to the regional side’s triumph over Sri Lanka four years ago. “They (England) are a good team, but I think that the West Indies are best for this type of cricket. “I think if we keep our heads, our bowling attack can keep them within any total we set, as well as we have the batting to chase down any total they set,” the former wicketkeeper added. Roberts, a member of the pioneering Clive Lloyd-led ICC World Cup 50 overs winning teams of 1976 and 1979, highlighted bowling as the key to victory. “If we bowl well by restricting the amount of sixes, as well as bowling a lot of dot balls, that will be the key to success,” cited Roberts. “We have been bowling well in patches with the spinners, particularly (Samuel) Badree and (Sulieman) Benn, playing extremely well. “However, the medium pacers such as Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and Carlos Brathwaite have at times allowed things to slip.” Williams, meanwhile, a wicketkeeper for the West Indies teams in 1990s, and former West Indies assistant coach, believes the strength of the team’s batting will prove decisive. “The Englishmen should have some headaches when we bat,” Williams said. “We have a lot of match-winners, and have picked up some form, and that is worrying for any opposition. “It’s not just Chris Gayle anymore. Lendl Simmons and Johnson Charles have come along, Marlon Samuels and Dwayne Bravo are there, as well as the hitting power of Andre Russell, Darren Sammy and Carlos Brathwaite.”
Dear Editor,Electoral fraud is the illegal interference with the process of an election. It can occur at any stage of the electoral cycle, sometimes even in the pre-electoral stages, where some Governments interfere with the planning process of the elections.In a narrow election, a small amount of fraud may be enough to change the election results. Even if the outcome is not affected, the revelation of fraud can have a damaging effect if not punished, as it can reduce voters’ confidence in democracy.At a recent press conference, the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo, emphasised the importance of strengthening electoral laws to prevent electoral fraud from political parties and GECOM. The deterrence of such practices can be achieved through consistent and effective prosecution. Elections can help despots shore up their grip on power.Holding flawed polls can enable embattled Governments to secure access to valuable economic resources, like foreign aid, oil deals etc. While the APNU/AFC Coalition Government appear to be in their death throes, they would use the ballot box to re-establish their political dominance. That is when the facade of democracy is going to be turned into a tool of oppression to satisfy this Government.As Guyanese, we cannot allow the Government and GECOM to undermine the ideals of democracy and turn elections into empty rituals wherein the Government always win, as was evident before 1992, the PNC era of rigged elections in Guyana.As the electorate, we must insist that the APNU/AFC Government, the Opposition, and GECOM move immediately to ensure that electoral laws are being strengthened and implemented, so that persons in the electoral cycles must be held accountable for any electoral fraud in Guyana.The fiasco of Lowenfield’s disappearance recently, the Returning Officers’ disappearance, fake statements of poll etc, must never recur.Sincerely,Zamal Hussain
On Tuesday 20 January Brand South Africa will host a live Twitter chat on reputation management and competitiveness with Media Tenor founder and CEO Roland Schatz, live from the World Economic Forum in Davos.Managing a country’s global reputation increases its competitiveness, which attracts new investment and in turn creates jobs. (Image: Brand South Africa)Roland SchatzJoin the conversation from 17h00 CAT (16h00 CET) by sending your questions on South Africa’s reputation and global competitiveness to @Brand_SA using the hashtag #SAinDavos.The contextRoland Schatz is the CEO and founder of Media Tenor International. He is a leading scholar in the field of media impact research and global media content analysis.What is reputation management?• Reputation management is the influencing, regulating and guiding of the reputation of an individual, organisation or country. It relates to how various stakeholders in the public sphere perceive that particular individual, organisation or country.• Reputation management was originally a public relations term that has gained popularity in the 21st century with the rise of the internet and social media, where users can freely disseminate information and opinion that can negatively impact a particular business.• One of the basic principles of reputation management is decreasing or eradicating negative sentiment about a particular organisation or country, leaving mainly positive perceptions, thus attracting more business and, in the case of a country, investment.• Reputation is at the heart of a company and a country’s success. The philosophy of reputation management is to match the external perception of an organisation or state and what these external stakeholders value to the internal perception and their organisational or national values. Only when these two are harmonised can an organisation or country be truly competitive.What is competitiveness?• The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report defines competitiveness as “the set of institutions, policies and factors that determine the level of productivity of a country. The level of productivity, in turn, sets the level of prosperity that can be reached by an economy. The productivity level also determines the rates of return obtained by investments in an economy, which in turn are the fundamental drivers of its growth rates. In other words, a more competitive economy is one that is likely to grow faster over time.”• Competitiveness therefore concerns attracting international investment and business to a particular country, as well as ensuring productivity in various sectors and industries in that that country, which will promote international trade and investment, therefore creating a healthy market economy both within that country and globally.How does reputation management relate to competitiveness?• The perception that international investors have of a particular country can either encourage them to invest in that country or deter that investment.• It is important for a country to positively portray and position itself internationally in order to attract international business, investment and trade. By doing this productivity will increase within that country, and in turn the overall economic health will improve. One of the ways economic health is measured is the rate of employment and job creation.• It is important for country to manage its international reputation, to ensure it is positively positioned internationally. It improves the country’s competitiveness, which in turn will attract investment, business and trade, which are tied to job creation.In brief• Reputation management is the influencing, regulating and guiding the reputation of an individual, organisation or country.• Reputation management deals with how people perceive a particular person, organisation or country, and thus assign a value to that perception.• The primary aim of reputation management is to decrease or even eradicate negative sentiment.• By decreasing negativity you are able to attract more business and investment.• Competitiveness concerns attracting international investment and business to a particular state, and increasing international trade.• Improved competitiveness creates a healthy market economy both within a country and globally.• A healthy national economy is linked to job creation because national productivity increases• Countries must manage their international reputation, to ensure positive positioning, to attract investment, business and trade and improve competitiveness.• Improved competitiveness is tied to job creation. Therefore, a good international reputation can create jobs.About Roland SchatzRoland Schatz is the founder and CEO of Media Tenor Ltd, the research institute of InnoVatio Verlags AG. With over 120 employees and offices in Beirut, Boston, Hanoi, London, New York, Pretoria, St Petersburg, Tianjin, Vienna and Zürich, Media Tenor is the leading provider of ongoing international media content analysis, including in-depth analysis of new and traditional global media.Schatz has a Master’s degree in philosophy, economics, history and political science from the University of Fribourg and Bonn. Aside from a background in journalism and numerous entrepreneurial ventures, Schatz has served as trustee for the Education Africa Foundation in Johannesburg, the Innovation Institute in Pretoria and the Board of E-Standards in New York. In 2008 the UN High Advisor President Sampraio appointed Schatz as Global Media Expert. Together with Prince Ghazi of Jordan he founded the C1 World Dialogue Foundation in 2009 . In 2010 Schatz launched the Global Media Impact Centre in Boston, enabling PhD students to write their thesis based on the more than 100 Mio datasets of ongoing media analysis.Schatz has taught strategic communication management and perception change at universities in Augsburg, Atlanta, Berlin, Bonn, Lugano and Prague, since 1990. He publishes regularly on reputational risk, financial sentiment and media impact, recently in the Washington Post, Harvard Business Review and Business Day. Since 2009 he has hosted together with the UN Academic Impact the Unlearning Intolerance Masterclasses.
Share with your Friends:More [vsw id=”Mlq1KT3_sfk” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch the Geocaching.com Presents video “A Brief History of Geocaching” to see how geocaching began.Civilian GPS devices become 10 times more accurate on May 2, 2000 – when “Selective Availability” was turned offThe history of geocaching stretches back to a single container placed in the hills of Oregon, USA. The date was May 3, 2000. The idea was radical. Treasure hunters would be guided by signals from orbiting satellites. The first geocache was found within days. It sparked a global movement to get off the couch and get outside.The hobby has spread around the world. There are now more than 1.7 million geocaches and more than five million people call themselves geocachers. Join our ranks by exploring Geocaching.com. SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”Geocaching.com Presents: Love StoriesFebruary 14, 2012In “Community”1,000,000 Reasons to Get Outside Now Hidden Throughout the U.S.September 15, 2014In “Community”
Episodic nonfiction has risen greatly in popularity over the last five years. Is it a simple trend or is the format here to stay?Top image via Ken BurnsLong-form episodic documentary content is not a new concept. Ken Burns has been creating this content for years and you can easily find examples of it most anywhere. However, what has changed is the way in which episodic nonfiction film is consumed. Another noteworthy change: The platforms it’s consumed on. These new-age episodic nonfiction films are now being binge-watched on Netflix and becoming items of pop culture. Creation of this long-form episodic nonfiction content is becoming widespread and the results are being consumed more aggressively and frequently. As filmmakers, this is a method of filmmaking that we need to explore more as a viable method of storytelling.Image via PBSWithin these last couple of years, we’ve seen Netflix jump on the bandwagon of episodic nonfiction with Last Chance U, Making a Murderer, Chef’s Table, and Cooked. The company has now become a leader in providing this content and has also helped facilitate its higher demand. So with the successes of Netflix and these films, does it mean that episodic content will be the future of documentary filmmaking?Who’s Noticing this Trend?Image via NetflixThis style of nonfiction content has really been gaining steam over the last couple of years. It’s been noticed to the point that independent filmmakers have now begun to receive support in this creative process. The Sundance Institute noticed this rise in episodic content and its potential for content and its creators. To support these content creators, the Institute launched the Episodic Storytelling Lab. At these labs, they help content creators develop their concepts and give year-round creative support. This is what Sundance said about the episodic format: Over the past five years, we have witnessed explosive growth of opportunities for writers developing episodic content for cable and online platforms. Audiences and critics have embraced the bold vision and complex characters that thrive in cable drama and comedy. And the internet has become a place for artists to experiment with new forms of content creation and for audiences to explore new modes of content consumption.What Are Documentary Filmmakers Saying About the Format?Image via NetflixOne of the success stories of this form of content is Last Chance U. The director, Greg Whiteley, has spoken very highly about the episodic format of documentary filmmaking. In an interview with Indiewire, the director was asked his thoughts on the episodic format and if it was something he would continually pursue. Occasionally, there will be a subject where, “That feels like 90 minutes to me,” or, “That feels like 60 minutes to me.” But, to have this as an option, and historically the high watermark for filmmaking was a feature length film, I think that’s going to change. I think the high watermark for storytelling in a cinematic way will be in this long-form way.Variety recently came out with their Oscar shortlist for documentary films. ESPN’s five-part documentary O.J.: Made in America makes the list as a potential winner.Episodic nonfiction film may be the wave of the future. As content creators, it’s a platform that we may see ourselves utilizing more in the future of our work.Do you see yourself pursuing episodic non-fiction content? Why or why not? What do you think some of the challenges may be? Let us know in the the comments below.
Myla Pablo earns PVL MVP SEPANG—The Philippines and Myanmar Under-23 football teams have arrived with similar targets – to reach the semi-finals of the KL SEA Games.Myanmar head coach Gerd Zeise believes his team can achieve the target based on their silver-medal finish at Singapore 2015, when they lost 3-0 to Thailand in the final.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines head coach, Marlon Maro, boldly predicted that Malaysia would win the gold medal.Thailand are the favourites to retain the gold after winning the last two editions but Maro, 52, feels that Malaysia could nick it based on the improvement shown by Datuk Ong Kim Swee’s charges.“Thailand are a good team, but I pick Malaysia as favourites for the gold medal. If you look back at history, Malaysia have a good record as hosts, having reached won gold in 1989 and silver in 2001,” said Maro.He also said that his players were better prepared this time compared to Singapore 2015 as “we have played a series of friendlies in Japan and Cambodia”.“We all know that we have two strong teams in our group – Thailand and Vietnam. So, we will take it one game at a time.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next “We must first clear the preliminary hurdles before thinking about the semi-finals. I’m confident my boys will be ready for the challenge,” Zeise told reporters after the team’s arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) here Saturday.The 64-year-old German, however, warned his men not to underestimate the other teams in Group A, including hosts Malaysia, Singapore, Laos and Brunei.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Malaysia are certainly the favourites to reach the semi-finals as hosts,” said Zeise, who was previously in charge of Myanmar’s senior team.Myanmar will kick off their campaign against Singapore at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Monday. “Our main objective is to reach the semi-finals,” said Maro.The Philippines, who failed to advance to the knockout stage in 2015, are in Group B with Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Timor Leste.They will open their campaign against Cambodia at the Selayang Municipal Council Stadium on Aug 15.