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A decade ago, the hair care industry was comfortable, and many stylists could operate from their salons, and customers could buy quality products from them. The game has changed now, and stylists have become influencers while customers can purchase their hair care products online. The unprecedented move away from the traditional model towards digital operations has brought drastic improvements in the haircare industry. Nicolas Krafft is a prominent personality known for his long term experience ...
Tags: Asia, Youtube, Germany, America, Paris, Switzerland, Eastern Europe, Baltic States, Oreal, Business Leader, Krafft, NICOLAS KRAFFT, Asia Paris Europe, University of St Gallen Krafft

The real story of how the violent, drug-fueled ‘Goodfellas’ became a gangster classic

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is not just an iconic gangster movie; it’s an all-time classic and a pop-culture touchstone that’s packed with one memorable scene after another, whether it’s that minutes-long shot tracking Ray Liotta’s Henry Hill and Lorraine Bracco’s Karen Hill through the bowels of the Copacabana club or Joe Pesci’s terrifying Tommy DeVito asking ominously if Henry thinks he’s “funny like a clown.” It’s also a film that Glenn Kenny, a veteran film journalist, has re-watched reg...
Tags: Books, Movies, California, Sport, Karen, Things To Do, Soccer, Scorsese, Eastern Europe, Copacabana, Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Henry, Greg, Kenny, Tommy

Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

Our notion of the Scandinavian Viking very likely stems from films rather than history. In reality, their genome contains lots of genes from Southern and Eastern Europe, which also implies that they had dark rather than blonde hair. And within the Scandinavian borders, the Vikings did not really mix genetically; instead, they travelled abroad on plundering raids. This is revealed by new research from the University of Copenhagen.
Tags: Science, Vikings, Eastern Europe

In 2020, Warsaw’s startup ecosystem is ‘a place to observe carefully’

If you listed the trends that have captured the attention of 20 Warsaw-focused investors who replied to our recent surveys, automation/AI, enterprise SaaS, cleantech, health, remote work and the sharing economy would top the list. These VCs said they are seeking opportunities in the “digital twin” space, proptech and expanded blockchain tokenization inside industries. Investors in Central and Eastern Europe are generally looking for the same things as VCs based elsewhere: startups that have a un...
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Europe, Space, Enterprise, Finance, Berlin, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Poland, Warsaw, Eastern Europe, Sar, OTB, Experior

September 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases

September 15 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases Welcome to’s September 15 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon! RELATED: Enter ComingSoon’s Roman Holiday Blu-ray Giveaway! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlo...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, Cary Grant, Digital, Jerusalem, Rome, House, TV News, Manhattan, Louisiana, Blu-ray, Dvd, Philip K Dick

Russia releases video of its fighter jets intercepting a US B-1B bomber over the Bering Sea

US Air Force Russian MiG-31s and Su-35S escorted a US B-1B bomber in international airspace over the Northern Pacific Ocean as it "approached" Russia's airspace. US Air Force bombers have been busy in the air over Eastern Europe and around Alaska in recent months, amid heightened tensions between Russia and its neighbors in NATO. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On September 15, 2020, the Russian MoD released the news and video about the intercept of a B-1B Lancer bombe...
Tags: Europe, England, Texas, Russia, US, Trends, Ukraine, Nato, South Dakota, Alaska, Crimea, Raf, Pacific, US Air Force, Arctic Ocean, Russian Federation

10 Poland-based investors discuss trends, opportunities and the road ahead

Poland is becoming an important European tech ecosystem after experiencing record levels of investment and growth in recent years. It’s the largest economy in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), is known for its technical talent and has now nurtured a number of large startups that have raised multiple rounds of funding. In 2019, investment in Poland’s startups — with Warsaw being the biggest startup hub in the country — grew eight times year-on-year to reach €294 million. This was more than the co...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Netflix, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Khosla Ventures, Warsaw, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Gdansk, Witcher, Dealroom, Experior, Nomagic

ICON 2020 Preview: Author Nina Jankowicz on Disinformation and How Communicators Can Help Dispel It

Nina Jankowicz has made a career out of misinformation — but in a positive way. She is a Disinformation Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., where she studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Her new book, “How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict” (Bloomsbury/I.B. Tauris), examines how the United States and other governments can better understand the motivations behind Russia’s information-warfare attack...
Tags: Washington, Russia, Pr, United States, Eastern Europe, Thought Leadership, Misinformation, PRSA, Wilson Center, New York Times The Washington Post, John Elsasser, Fake News, Disinformation, Tauris, Nina Jankowicz, PRSAICON

Spain is Europe's latest coronavirus hot spot, and cases are spreading faster than in the US

People in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. Cesc Maymo/Getty Images In the past week, Spain recorded more than 53,000 new COVID-19 cases.Adjusted for population, the virus spread quicker during that period than in the US and more than twice as fast as in France.Spain imposed a strict lockdown until late June, but it has had a more relaxed approach since.An epidemiologist in Barcelona told The New York Times: "Perhaps Spain is the canary in the coal mine. Many countries may follow us."Visit Busin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, France, Germany, US, Trends, Spain, Barcelona, New York Times, The Times, The New York Times, Times, Madrid, Málaga, Eastern Europe

Travel inspiration: 8 of Eastern Europe’s best UNESCO sites

Europe is a culmination of fascinating cities, ancient architecture and beautiful landscapes, so no matter what you’re after there will be something that blows you away. Naturally, such rich history and raw beauty is bound to produce some sites that are culturally valuable and thus have landed on the UNESCO world heritage list. Below are […] The post Travel inspiration: 8 of Eastern Europe’s best UNESCO sites appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Russia, Unesco, Hungary, Attractions, Bulgaria, Croatia, Estonia, Eastern Europe, Bosnia And Herzegovina, Going Out

Worldwide: CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin - August 2020 - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr's multi-jurisdictional newsletter.
Tags: News, Eastern Europe, Schoenherr

Official UK Trailer for 'Fall of a Kingdom' Historical Epic from Ukraine

"Be the one who unites us against the Mongols!" Signature Ent. in the UK has unveiled an official UK trailer for a historical action epic titled Fall of a Kingdom, the new title for a film originally called The Rising Hawk. Made in Ukraine with a Ukrainian filmmaker, the story is about a 13th century family of freedom fighters battling for their lives and liberty in the face of the Mongolian Empire. Their empire had grown to the largest the world had ever known. It's armies now laid siege to...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, Carpathian Mountains, To Watch, Kingdom Historical Epic, Mongols Signature Ent, Rocky Myers Fall of a Kingdom

Global Disciples placing new emphasis on worship across borders

International (MNN) -- The American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once said, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” This is especially true for worship in the Church. The Body of Christ spans across borders. Even when we can’t speak one another’s language, worshipping the Lord together demonstrates our unity.  That’s why Global Disciples is placing a new emphasis on worship in their discipleship training. Tim Singer*, Global Disciples’ new worship specialist says, “Our goal ...
Tags: Asia, Europe, US, America, Kenya, South America, Jesus, Christ, Eastern Europe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Unsplash, Global Disciples, Jon Tyson, Africa Asia North America, Gabriel Gurrola, Unsplash Global Disciples

Fossils reveal diversity of animal life roaming Europe 2 million years ago

A re-analysis of fossils from one of Europe's most significant paleontological sites reveals a wide diversity of animal species, including a large terrestrial monkey, short-necked giraffe, rhinos and saber-toothed cats. These and other species roamed the open grasslands of Eastern Europe approximately 2 million years ago.
Tags: Europe, Science, Eastern Europe

What to Do Over 3 Days in Krakow, Poland

Located in southern Poland, Krakow is one of Eastern Europe’s many hidden gems. Its old medieval architecture blends well with the more modern remnants of the city’s time under communist control, – one of the reasons why Krakow attracts visitors from all over the world.  But Krakow offers so much more than meets the eye for travel newbies and seasoned veterans alike. After spending a month navigating the city on a bicycle, it’s safe to say this modern yet medieval town holds a special place i...
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Why Work From Home When You Can Work From Barbados, Bermuda or … Estonia?

Several countries with fragile tourist economies have started to offer visas that allow foreign nationals to live and work for a period of at least six months.
Tags: Freelancing, News, Estonia, Bermuda, Eastern Europe, Barbados, Foreign Workers, Telecommuting, Labor and Jobs, Travel and Vacations, Georgia (Georgian Republic, Self-Employment and Independent Contracting, Quarantines, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Barbados Bermuda

The Obama Administration Still Owes Mitt Romney an Apology

Earlier this month, the National Counterintelligence and Security Center released a statement saying that Russia is once again involving itself in an American presidential election. This report comes after months of speculation regarding Russia’s “bounty program,” in which Taliban fighters were allegedly paid by the Kremlin for targeting American troops in Afghanistan. The bounties, the electoral interference, and Russia’s multifarious acts of aggression are all bullet points on the long list of...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Obama Administration, China, Russia, America, Reagan, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Gop, United States, Taliban, Crimea

Biden Aides Will Stiff-Arm GOP’s Burisma Probe, Sources Say

Two key witnesses in Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) probe into corruption allegations involving presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter are unlikely to appear before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee before the 2020 presidential election even if subpoenaed, according to an individual familiar with the matter and another individual with knowledge of the probe. Johnson, the chair of the Senate committee, is leading two separate but related ...
Tags: Post, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, Senate, Russia, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Fbi, Afghanistan, Gop, Connecticut, National Security Council, John Kerry, Kremlin, Johnson

The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy by Anders Aslund

Russia’s Crony Capitalism: The Path from Market Economy to Kleptocracy by Anders Aslund Dr. Anders Åslund is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University. He is a leading specialist on economic policy in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. Dr. Åslund has served as an economic adviser to several governments, notably the governments of Russia (1991-94) and Ukraine (1994-97). He has published wide...
Tags: Podcast, News, Russia, Seo, Ukraine, Moscow, Oxford University, Eastern Europe, Russia Ukraine, Georgetown University, Woodrow Wilson, Atlantic Council, Chris Voss, Anders Aslund, Stockholm School of Economics, Aslund

Meet the 11 power players running Salesforce's international business as it looks to aggressively expand overseas (CRM)

Salesforce has seen significant leadership changes in its international business this year after its former head of international stepped down in February. Gavin Patterson, who took on the role, also became the company's new chief revenue officer in August.  International leaders will continue to report up to Patterson, but as Salesforce's international business has grown, it has appointed new country and regional leaders in Europe, Asia, and Australia.  Here are the 11 power players running S...
Tags: Amazon, Europe, Japan, UK, Sweden, Microsoft, Australia, Germany, Singapore, India, Africa, Israel, US, Trends, Austria, Ireland

‘The Biggest Monster’ Is Spreading. And It’s Not the Coronavirus.

Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.
Tags: News, Mexico, India, Africa, South Africa, Brazil, World Health Organization, Malaria, Tuberculosis, Eastern Europe, UNAIDS, Cepheid, Medicine and Health, Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Shutdowns (Institutional

Hackers broke into real news sites to plant fake stories (ars technica)

Enlarge / The propagandists have created and spread disinformation since at least March 2017, with a focus on undermining NATO and the US troops in Poland and the Baltics. (credit: Petras Malukas | Getty Images) Over the past few years, online disinformation has taken evolutionary leaps forward, with the Internet Research Agency pumping out artificial outrage on social media and hackers leaking documents—both real and fabricated—to suit their narrative. More recently, Eastern Europe has faced ...
Tags: News, US, Nato, Poland, Fireeye, Wired, Eastern Europe, Baltics, Internet Research Agency, Ghostwriter, Petras Malukas

Hackers Broke Into Real News Sites To Plant Fake Stories

A disinfo operation broke into the content management systems of Eastern European media outlets in a campaign to spread misinformation about NATO. Wired reports: On Wednesday, security firm FireEye released a report on a disinformation-focused group it's calling Ghostwriter. The propagandists have created and disseminated disinformation since at least March 2017, with a focus on undermining NATO and the US troops in Poland and the Baltics; they've posted fake content on everything from social me...
Tags: US, Tech, Nato, Poland, Belarus, Fireeye, Lithuania, Eastern Europe, Baltics, Hultquist, John Hultquist, Ghostwriter

New disinformation campaign resembles 2016 Russian election meddling – but is much more sophisticated, FireEye says in new report (FEYE)

The cybersecurity company FireEye, which helped to uncover Russian interference in the 2016 election, details a new disinformation campaign in a recent report. The new campaign involves bad actors invading media websites, creating fake journalist personas, and propagating fraudelent news stories, the report says.  The campaign is reminiscent of disinformation that began in Eastern Europe and spread west in 2016, researchers say.  The new research comes as Russia is accused of attempting to spr...
Tags: UK, Russia, US, Trends, West, Canada, Nato, Poland, US Senate, Fireeye, The New York Times, Las Vegas, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Democratic National Committee, North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO

Industry Report: Hotel Investment Scene In Central & Eastern Europe | By Kimberly Yoong

Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) may have, in the past, been perceived as a relatively unstable investment region, especially for the risk averse. However, record hotel investment volumes in the last years have proven otherwise, as investors begin looking to hotel real estate in the region, drawn by the relatively higher returns of hotels and more attractive yields compared to western Europe, which are typically more compressed.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Eastern Europe, Kimberly Yoong

They Crossed Oceans to Lift Their Families Out of Poverty. Now, They Need Help.

As the pandemic destroys paychecks, migrant workers are sending less money home, threatening an increase in poverty from South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa to Eastern Europe and Latin America.
Tags: News, Poverty, Romania, Bangladesh, Guatemala, South Asia, Remittances, Eastern Europe, Saharan Africa, Foreign Workers, Labor and Jobs, Third World and Developing Countries, Migrant Labor (Non-Agriculture, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV

European Union: CEE: Competition Monthly Bulletin – July 2020 - Schoenherr Attorneys at Law

Stay informed about the latest developments in competition law in Central and Eastern Europe with Schoenherr's multi-jurisdictional newsletter.
Tags: News, Eastern Europe, Schoenherr

Venice Days to Premiere Bruce LaBruce’s ‘Saint-Narcisse,’ Chile’s ‘My Tender Matador,’ Mati Diop Short

The Venice Film Festival’s independently run Venice Days section has unveiled its lineup of 10 competition entries, nine of which are world premieres. The lineup also includes a mix of buzz titles from known and emerging talent, characterized this year by an accent on Eastern Europe, as well as the section’s customary strong representation of […]
Tags: News, Global, Chile, Venice, Eastern Europe, Narcisse, Bruce LaBruce, Venice Days, Mati Diop, Mati Diop Short

As Eastern Europe shrinks, rural Bulgaria is becoming a ghostland

Since the fall of the Eastern Bloc, Bulgaria has lost more than one-fifth of its population — from nearly 9 million to about 7 million.
Tags: News, Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, Eastern Bloc Bulgaria

Traveling in Serbia — Takeaways from an Unexpected Trip

The Balkans have always been my favorite place to travel, but until recently, I hadn’t done much traveling in Serbia. For years, it was the Balkan country I had explored the least, only spending a few days in Belgrade before flying on to Latvia. You can read about that trip here. That changed this year. I ended up in Serbia unexpectedly as the first part of my move to Prague, where my UK-born boyfriend has lived for 18 years, and where I was supposed to move in May. We have been banned from ea...
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