RITA Ora is debating whether to quit social media for good after a flurry of online abuse. By Jack Hardwick/Published 28th March 2019 The Let You Love Me songstress has admitted that whenever she goes online she is abused by vile trolls.Speaking frankly, Rita said: "I've literally been called everything under the sun."I feel like it happens every day online. Towards me, towards loads of people."The chart-topper added to The Daily Star: "They write stuff all the time like, 'you look horrible', 'you look whatever', 'why are you wearing that?' Stuff people couldn't say to you in real life." Related Articles Geri Halliwell posts about 'girl power' amid epic Mel B bust-up Lily Allen DROPPED in huge career blow: 'She isn't the easiest to work with' Vicky Pattison reveals the one thing that dragged her through break-up hell Hinting she is planning a digital detox when she next has a break in her schedule, the former X Factor judge added: "It depends how much it's affecting."If that's … [Read more...] about Rita Ora plans to QUIT social media after relentless online bullying
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Less than a decade later, Inglot Ireland has just opened its 20th store across UK and Ireland; this one in London - where the family franchise all began. When serial entrepreneur Geraldine Swarbrigg and her daughter Jane met with Wojciech initially, he agreed on a partnership and took a chance on "the family from that lovely country from the west of Europe in the depth of recession". "We told him that if he was a partner, we'd find him the stores". And the first Inglot Ireland store was opened in Liffey Valley in 2009. "The standalone store wasn't an experience as yet in Ireland. The Inglot stores were very big and bold with lots of colour," said Jane, who takes the helm as company director alongside brother Peter. "What was different about Inglot was that the customer could come in and the salesperson would know exactly what they were looking for [make-up]. They'd get that overall customer experience". Adding to Geraldine's experience as a seasoned retailer, makeup artist Jane … [Read more...] about Inglot Ireland: what’s next for the family-run make-up franchise taking over London?
“One hundred bid. One hundred lakh is the bid.” From a back table at the Marriott Hotel and Spa in Jaipur, a single wooden paddle is raised, emblazoned with the logo of the Rajasthan Royals. Like the other seven franchises in the Indian Premier League, Rajasthan are busy assembling their squad for the 2019 season at the annual player auction. On the table in front of them are arrayed the customary auction-day paraphernalia: two laptop computers, notebooks, stacks of data printouts, used coffee cups. There are five men sitting around the table, along with a senior analyst on the end of a phone in Chennai. For the last seven months, since the 2018 season ended, they’ve been crunching numbers, modelling outcomes, scouring the world for potential recruits. As a result of all this, they’ve identified the exciting West Indian Oshane Thomas as a potential target. But they’re not alone. Two tables away, the management team of Kings XI Punjab are deep in … [Read more...] about Behind the scenes at the IPL auction
Editors USA TODAY Published 11:55 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, all while new revelations and indictments poured out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. Policies and politics divided us. We found ourselves embroiled in a fierce immigration debate. Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the high court despite sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford. Nature humbled us. California burned as the Camp Fire became the most destructive in state history. Hurricane winds and floods battered the Carolinas. But other stories made us proud. Team USA brought home 23 Olympic … [Read more...] about 2018 news year in review: Stories across United States that moved us
An American visitor had just stepped into Sweny's, the Lincoln Place pharmacy that features in James Joyce's masterpiece, seeking a literary souvenir. At the time, I was interviewing PJ, one of the volunteers running the shop. I loved his suggestion: a diary with an image of Ulysses as its cover. Sweny's is dyed-in-the-wool Dublin. A pharmacy dating from 1847, immortalised by Joyce ('Smell almost cure you like the dentist's doorbell,' Leopold Bloom muses), closed in 2009 but rescued from oblivion by a group of volunteers who have sold books and soap, held readings, sang songs and poured cups of tea ever since. That moment was a year ago, and it couldn't have happened anywhere else. Soon, it may not happen anywhere at all. Because there's a chance that Sweny's will close by summer. Until recently, the not-for-profit has survived on small sales and donations. But the rental market in Dublin "has gone bonkers," its team wrote recently on patreon.com. "As a result, our rent has doubled. … [Read more...] about Pól Ó Conghaile: Do we really want Dublin to turn into Dundrum Town Centre?