Models getting their own magazine cover these days is rare (Karlie Kloss might be pretty but the Kardashians sell copies), but Valentina Sampaio fronts ELLE Brazil’s November issue. So what makes this woman whose last name isn’t Hadid or Jenner worthy of such an honor? While Sampaio’s beauty is remarkable, the cover is important for another reason: it marks another small step for diversity in the fashion industry because Sampaio is a transgender woman. The 19-year-old’s latest shoot is just the latest contribution to the fashion industry’s efforts to be more gender inclusive.
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Time For Truth: (Yahoo News) – Transgender Model Stuns in Bathing Suit on the Cover of ELLE Brazil
The bank is engaged in an ongoing dispute with the US Justice Department which is likely to not just result in a huge fine but in the banking giant sacrificing its American business.
An insider told German media: “Before an agreement about the amount of the penalty can be made with the Americans, the bank has to sort out one or two other things” – not least its international business model.
Managing director of BeautifulPeople.com Greg Hodge says that they are just following the site’s users’ wishes, as they are apparently tired of going on nights out surrounded by people they don’t consider pretty enough.
He said: “We listen to our members and they are fed up of going out to expensive bars, hoping to meet similarly beautiful people, only to spend the night wishing that the lighting was lower.
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Time For Truth: (The Sun) – LA club where guests are vetted to ensure they are attractive enough
As stated below, Tesla has already patched many of the vulnerabilities discussed here in a recent patch.
LAS VEGAS — It is very difficult to hack a Tesla Model S, but it’s not impossible. Last week, researchers Kevin Mahaffey and Marc Rogers demonstrated that they were able to remotely unlock the Model S’ doors, start the vehicle and drive away. They were also able to issue a “kill” command to a Model S to shut down the vehicle’s systems, bringing it to a stop. Then, at this weekend’s the Defcon digital security conference, they showed all in attendance how they did it.
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Time For Truth: (c|net) – Tesla hackers explain how they did it at Defcon
As the Greece debt crisis unfolds and capital controls are forced down the throats of their people, bitcoin has moved back into the mainstream spotlight. With long lines in front of ATM machines reminiscent of the Cyprus bail-in, once again bitcoin appears to offer a safe haven.