Model Watch: Tv persona Sarah Lian lets her outfits do the speaking

Clothing is more than just vanity. Sarah Lian believes it can also work to complement a personality. She also sees fashion as a reflection of society and time.

The 38-year-old Malaysian gives a lot of thought to the choice of her outfits – be it with simple accessories like accessories or more serious things like a sustainable fashion choice.

Born in Taiping, Perak, and raised in Canada, Lian was active in film, television and theater. She is often seen here as a celebrity in the local scene at events (or as a hostess).

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As for her aesthetic, she seems to prefer anything that can help her stand out.

From bold yet chic designs to comfy two-piece ensembles to exquisite red carpet dresses, Lian certainly knows how to rock a look. Maybe it’s more about their confidence than anything else.

While Lian likes to keep up with trends, she doesn’t think they define anyone’s style. In her opinion, fashion shouldn’t be a make or break factor in judging a person.

Curating a good OOTD (Outfit of the Day) is in the details, after all, and Lian is more demanding than most when it comes to striking that fine balance between effortless and beautifully polished looks.

What do you think of fashion? How does it affect life in general?

Fashion plays a big role in my life. In addition to studying fashion at university, I believe that it is an extension of your own personality. Fashion has always been a social commentary on society and the world we live in, and to me that sounds true. Since most of us were at home (during the pandemic), clothes like loungewear or fun “home” styles were more noticeable and common. It also showed that there wasn’t much room for pretexts as everyone had nowhere to go, we could all be more authentic. Also with sustainability in the foreground, I try to be a little more conscious when buying clothes. When I buy fast fashion, I make sure that I have pieces that last a long time and, to be honest, my favorite pieces have a long lifespan.

What does a typical Sarah Lian outfit look like?

I would probably describe my personal style as effortless, chic with a touch of boldness. I like to take risks while holding on to simple silhouettes that emphasize the curves on a woman’s body. A textured dress with a neckline or design detail paired with a pair of strappy sandals would likely be a signature Sarah Lian look.

If someone asks you for moderation suggestions, how would you respond?

Convenience is the key. If you are not comfortable in your own skin, everything you wear will look like you are drowning. Also, knowing your body type and finding ways to balance your appearance would be another aspect of dressing well, and if all fails, stick to the basics. Don’t make it too complicated! 4. Do you think everyone can be fashionable?

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I think anyone can be fashionable with the amount of attention and time they spend on fashion. Being up-to-date on the trends and the new collections or the spirit of each season can help you make better, more informed decisions about what you like and what you don’t like. That being said, you can still be fashionable if you stick to the basics, it’s all up to your interpretation.

What are your style essentials?

A pair of comfortable heels, rings or bracelets to add a little more detail to the outfit, and a great lipstick too.

Marco Rubio: Little one Tax Credit score Lets Mother and father Preserve Their Personal Cash

Aug. 13, 2021 3:15 p.m. ET

Jason L. Riley’s comment “Biden is delivering Obama’s third term“(Aug. 10) claims that allowing working parents to keep more of their hard-earned money is” a redistribution of wealth in the form of a government-guaranteed basic income. ”

The reasoning doesn’t make sense. The alternative to a tax code that allows working parents to keep more of their money is a tax code that allows the government to confiscate and redistribute more of that hard-earned money.

It is about the misrepresentation of my proposal to extend the child allowance for working parents. In 2017, despite opposition from many in my party and the editorial page of the journal, I worked with Sen. Mike Lee and Ivanka Trump to double the recognition under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act. By some estimates, the changes helped the average family of four keep an additional $ 2,900 per year of their own money.

This is not a redistribution; it’s common sense. Fortunately, Senate Republicans agree and unanimously voted in March to expand credit beyond the TCJA level to up to $ 3,300 per child, including $ 4,200 for children under 6 years of age. But it is an offset against taxes paid, which means work is required.

The new child benefit of the Biden government, on the other hand, is a redistribution of wealth and the first step towards a universal basic income, as it does not include any work obligation. For example, in the next six months, some American households with no working adults will receive more than $ 6,000 in cash payments from the federal government.

Let’s all please cease calling {dollars} ‘fiat cash’

Sometimes it is possible to oversimplify something. More than a decade ago, Ben Bernanke, then chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes, the television show important Americans call when they have important things to say.

Bernanke explained how the Fed reacted to the financial crisis. When he got to the asset purchase programs, the host asked if the Fed would spend taxpayers’ money.

“It’s not tax money,” Bernanke said. “The banks have accounts with the Fed, much like you have an account with a commercial bank. To make loans to a bank, we just use the computer to mark the size of the account they have with the Fed. ”The host asked him if the Fed had printed any money. “Well,” said Bernanke, “effectively.”

He wasn’t wrong, of course. He is Ben Bernanke. You may disagree with his political choices, but he certainly knows how money is made.

However, this quote from 60 Minutes often appears more than a decade later. By simplifying what the Fed is doing, Bernanke confirmed for many people the deeply mistaken notion that the Fed can just conjure dollars out of nothing and then say via Fiat, “There. That is money. ”

There is a problem with the word “Fiat”. We use it to describe our current monetary system. Then we teach the students that the word for decree or edict comes from Italian. We tell them that fiat money is a social convention. It has value because the government says it is and everyone agrees. Cameron Winklevoss, Co-Founder of Gemini Crypto Exchange, says that “all money is a meme”. He was taught that at Harvard while he was doing the other thing he is famous to the.

Unfortunately, that’s not how money works at all. The first description I could find of money as “fiat” came from John Stuart Mill, the English philosopher, in Principles of Political Economy. Mill proposed a hypothesis: suppose a government began paying salaries in paper money that could not be converted into silver or gold when needed. The value of this money, he wrote, would “depend on the authority of the authority”.

Good yes. If the US Treasury Department printed up Mardi Gras tickets, spent them on the economy, and called them dollars, the value of those dollars would depend on the law of Congress. But that’s not what the Treasury Department does, and that’s not what a dollar is.

If you live in the United States, the dollars that you use the most in your daily life are bank dollars. Your bank creates them when they lend you money and then deposit them into your account.

Bank dollars have no value just because your bank says so. Your bank has regulators who rummage through their books to make sure these loans are solid assets with decent returns. And your bank pays premiums to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to protect your deposits in case it fails. If bank dollars is just a social convention – a meme – then your mortgage is just a meme too.

Take the Fed now. It’s just a special bank. As Bernanke said, commercial banks have deposit accounts with the Fed. When the Fed lends them money, it adds dollars to their accounts, which we call reserves. And just like when the commercial banks lend you money, those reserves are a liability on the Fed. But there’s one crucial part of the process that didn’t get it done in 60 minutes: when the Fed tags those accounts, it is buying assets too. It swaps one for one: reserves for assets.

When we say the Fed is printing money, we are implying that there was nothing and now there is something. Ta there! But that doesn’t happen at all either. The Fed has to buy something. Usually it’s a treasury bill, but in an emergency it can be a more questionable asset. Then the Fed writes back the reserves. To believe that these reserves are just a meme, you have to believe that the assets are just a meme. But they are not. Don’t take my word for it. The Fed’s assets bring a return every year, in lean years and in rich years, without exception.

OK. Now we come to the Treasury. She also has an account with the Fed, but she can’t just pull dollars out of her account. The Treasury Department can deposit dollars into its account by collecting taxes or selling Treasury bills. There is no Fiat, no decree. There is no money printer anywhere. There are all transactions on a balance sheet, assets for liabilities.

Well, you might think that all of these mortgages and credit card loans are meaningless assets. You may believe that the US government will not be able to collect enough taxes to transfer these treasury bills. If you are right then yes, the dollar has no value. But we’re still not talking about trusting anyone. We are talking about credit analysis. So please: let’s stop calling it fiat money. Let’s call it what it is: loan money.

How is cash made? Let’s head to the U.S. Mint!

We’re back for our second season! Thank you for joining us and thank you for submitting so many great questions about money. We’re kicking off this season with something many of you have wanted to know more about: how money is made. To find out, Jed called his old economics teacher, Ms. Grizzle, who took us on an excursion to one of the factories that stamp quarters, nickel, dimes and pennies. Fortunately, we survived it unscathed. (It’s a long story.) We also spoke to an expert about how money moves through our economy. You can never look at a neighborhood like this again!

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Money talks

Take a minute to summarize the episode and review the main points. Here are some questions to get the kids going:

  1. What kind of vehicle does Ms. Grizzle drive?
  2. Where did Ms. Grizzle take Jed and Bridget on their field trip?
  3. How hot can it get when they melt metal into coins?
  4. What word do we use when it comes to currency exchange? (Note: it’s the same word used to describe how your blood moves through your body.)
  5. Why is it important that money keep moving?

(Click here for the answers)

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Our visit to the United States Mint gave us an insight into the process of making coins. But there’s a lot more to learn when it comes to how money is made. Here are a few excellent resources:

We also studied how coins and bills circulate through the economy. There’s a cool project out there called “Where’s George?” that tracks actual $ 1 bills. You can learn more about it Here.

Finally, here is one Real life example what happens when the flow of money slows down.

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Our second season of “Million Bazillion” is only just beginning and we are still looking for answers to a few not entirely random questions in the upcoming episodes:

  • If you had the coolest job in the world what would you do?
  • If you could invent a product that made it easier for you to be a child, what would it be?

Let the children think about it and send us a voice note Here.

We’re always looking for more ideas to explore, and we’d love to hear those ideas come from you. If you have a question for us, click on Here send in. Remember: Every episode of “Million Bazillion” is inspired by you!

Money Talks Answers

  1. An enchanted armored car.
  2. The United States Mint in Philadelphia, where many of our coins are made.
  3. Up to 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
  4. Traffic.
  5. The answers will vary, but could include: It’s important to keep the economy healthy. People and companies need to have it in order to use it. Money must be able to move freely to where it is needed.

Range catalog lets shoppers ‘put their cash the place their values are’

The catalog is intended to help the participating municipalities to identify different companies when placing orders. It will also serve as a marketing tool for the publicly traded companies and a resource for consumers looking to promote social justice through their purchases, according to Kate Newhall-Smith, Salem’s chief planner.

Jonil Casado, owner of Flavors of your Palate, an in-home catering company in Salem, said he “jumped up and down” when he learned his company had been approved for catalog listing.

“A small business like mine that doesn’t have a brick and mortar store is difficult to promote and market,” said Casado, who is Latino. “I saw this as an opportunity for residents to learn more about my business. There is so much competition, especially on the north coast with so many restaurants. Now that people are in the catalog they have a place to find me. “

Newhall-Smith said the initiative was inspired by a similar diversity catalog compiled by Someville in 2019, and follows Salem Mayor Kimberley Driscoll’s belief that “it is important to strategize our local minority and women’s businesses To support the elimination of systemic inequalities ”.

She said Driscoll came up with the idea of ​​inviting neighboring communities to join the project in order to attract a wider range of businesses and expand the impact of the catalog. The leaders of the five other wards – Beverly, Lynn, Marblehead, Peabody, and Swampscott – contacted last month agreed to attend.

“I am excited to join this partnership … to create a diversity catalog,” said Lynn Mayor Thomas M. McGee in a statement. “This will be a useful resource for our local minority and women’s businesses to promote their services [and] to our constituents who want to support these companies and also promote the city’s efforts to promote racial justice. “

The catalog, which is updated annually, is open to all brick-and-mortar or exclusively online businesses in the Greater North Shore region. At least 51 percent of the company’s holdings must come from the identified demographic groups.

Jonil Casado is the chef and owner of Flavors of your Palate, a catering company. He is among those listed in a new North Shore Diversity Catalog. Rossy Fernandez

Companies can apply for inclusion in the catalog until March 31st. Newhall-Smith and Salem’s planning assistant, Kate Kennedy, are working with local organizations to recruit applicants and monitor registrations. When the catalog is ready later in the spring, it will be displayed on the websites of the six communities.

One of the groups involved in the project is the one based in Salem North Shore Community Development Coalition, which runs a program that provides free advice and technical support to small businesses, especially those who are immigrants, women, and minorities.

“Many of the companies we work with are excited about the opportunity to be on the North Shore Diversity Catalog, and we know it will open a door for them to opportunity, access and notoriety,” said Felicia Pierce, chief Coalition Program Officer, via email.

Flora Tonthat, founder and owner of Northey Street House B&B in Salem, is excited to have her company listed and notes that it will be especially helpful during the pandemic.

“As an Asian woman, COVID has made things a little more difficult lately,” said Hong Kong-born Tonthat, “because Asians are portrayed in a targeted and negative way.”

“I also value equity, diversity and inclusion,” said Tonthat, noting that she is promoting her own B&B as a “welcoming place for everyone”.

“As a consumer,” she said, “I would like to have a catalog yesterday in which I knew what my purchase options were, in which consumers can put their money where their values ​​are.”

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CBB Recreation Day: Let’s ship the seniors off in fashion!

We made it to the end of the regular season.

The 2020-21 regular season in Missouri ends today. One in which the Tigers ranked for eleven consecutive weeks, mostly from the Missouri Five Seniors game. Together they played over 60% of the minutes in a season when Missouri basketball means something again.

Beyond the top 25 rankings – for the first time since early 2014 and for the longest time since 2012-13 – Missouri has won 15 games on a shortened schedule. If you add two probable wins against Vanderbilt and Texas A & M. The Tigers, canceled due to COVID interruptions and some home wins against medium-sized opponents, are most likely already 20 game winners in a normal year.

The building blocks of this season began long ago, when Barack Obama was president, believe it or not. In fact it was September 19, 2015 when Mitchell Smith volunteered for Missouri. Smith was originally a recruit to Kim Anderson who tore his ACL against LSU redshirted in January 2017, Cuonzo Martin’s first year, and turned into an important reserve over the past three seasons. There are moments when a player’s light comes on, and it is in that moment that he saw Mitchell Smith take on Braggin ‘Rights in the game. We’re making a lot of ado about Javon Pickett and his Illinois zone … but nobody plays harder in this game than Mitchell Smith. He takes charge, dives for loose balls, and if you followed most of the burns on the floor over the course of their career at Mizzou, few players would have the scars to show them more than Mitch (maybe Jason Sutherland, but most were his self-inflicted).

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Mitchell embodies everything that’s right in college basketball. A guy who was Arkansas State Player of the Year for his senior year. A senior class with Malik Monk, who is currently (4 years) collecting paychecks from the Charlotte Bobcats. An elite high school player who competes against the odds of college basketball, injury, coach sales, role changes, and success.

While Smith was rehabilitating his ACL injury, the program went around him at warp speed. Cuonzo Martin was brought in along with the Porter makeover. which included Jeremiah Tilmon. Tilmon has been inconsistent in his four years but he really broke out as the main player on this roster this year. With Tilmon, Mizzou is 15-5 and possibly still a protected seed in the NCAA tournament (Be a miss Results be damn).

Mizzous back yard was redone almost three years ago when they received commitments from Mark Smith on April 15, 2018and then just below two weeks later, Dru Smith also signed up. Mark was the Tigers’ most consistent outside shooter and a staunch defender, and Dru has turned into an all-SEC guard. They also gave us the following:

Then, last April, Cuonzo Martin finished his senior class. He added Hawaii graduate transfer Drew Buggs. Buggs was an almost perfect match for this team. Sure, they could have used someone who was a more adept scorer, but it’s hard to argue with a man who has the best +/- of the team per possession. Buggs isn’t worried about awards; He is here to prop up margins and help this team win.

And this group has changed the perception of Missouri basketball. And for that they deserve our thanks. They also deserve a full house of fans cheering them on and thanking them for everything. But COVID also influenced that. In an abnormal year, we get an abnormal show for a group of players who are far from ordinary.

Mizzou plays at 2 p.m. Let’s send them off in style.

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Indiana State 20 Loyola 12.00 CBSSN
17 State of Oklahoma 6 West Virginia 1:00 PM ESPN2
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Indiana 23 Purdue 1:00 PM ESPN
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Let’s discuss in regards to the ‘velocity of cash’

The speed of money (let’s call it “V”) is the rate at which money changes hands, usually in a year. For example, if V is five, it means the average dollar changes hands five times a year. It is an important economic metric that is barely mentioned by the business press.

When V is high, a dollar often changes hands to buy goods and services – which suggests the economy is doing fine. It reflects the high demand, which leads to more economic activity. When V is low, a dollar doesn’t often change hands to buy things – which means economic activity is sluggish. Instead, it is saved and invested.

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V is calculated by dividing the nation’s economic output, nominal GDP – the non-inflation-adjusted GDP – by the money supply. The measure of the amount of money used here is the so-called M2, which includes cash, checking accounts, savings deposits, money market papers, mutual funds and others Time deposits.

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This historical table of V explains a lot. V has dropped from a high of about 2.2 in the 1990s to just under 1.5 before COVID-19 and to 1.1 during the pandemic. Why is V so low and why has it been going down since the 1980s?

One reason for this is that the Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) has pumped money into the economy, but to no avail because the money doesn’t change hands. Another reason is that a lot of money is focused on the richest Americans who aren’t spending most of their wealth. Look at the difference between median and median family wealth. The greater the difference, the greater the wealth inequality, which has been growing since the 1990s.

Much of the country’s wealth is increasingly focused on the rich and super-rich who aren’t spending most of their money – its V is zero – because they already own everything they want to own. The richest 10 percent own roughly 70 percent of the country’s wealth. Because of this, long-term inflation is expected to remain low. The economy is full of cash, but most of it is concentrated in the hands of a few who will not spend it. In contrast, low- and middle-income workers spend most of the money they make.

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The Fed and the private sector can correct the long-term decline in V. Hence, economists like Larry Summers recommend that the government borrow and spend on “green” infrastructure projects and address climate change.

Note, however, the huge drop in V over the past year. The pandemic has resulted in most (responsible) citizens staying at home. As a result, they spend less and save more. So there is a huge pent-up demand waiting to be unleashed once the country is vaccinated, particularly in the travel and leisure sectors, suggesting that we can expect short-term inflation in these economic sectors once the pandemic is under control is.

Given the 6.7 percent unemployment rate – which means most workers are employed in the country – and there are currently no ways to spend their money, it may not be wise to provide additional stimulus funds of $ 1,400. Most of this would be saved and would increase short-term inflation once the pandemic is over. Increasing unemployment benefits, helping people with food shortages, and helping people without health insurance would be better ways to provide targeted assistance.

Tackling prosperity and income inequality should get more attention in the future as more and more whites of the working class – the base of the Republican Party – fall through the cracks. Floridians lead the charge by mandating an increase in the minimum wage. There are other and probably better ways of addressing the problem. I plan to write about it soon.

Murad Antia teaches finance at the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida in Tampa.