Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera made an appearance for "The Voice" in Calif. Sunday, debuting a new look with her hair: vibrant purple ombre streaks against her signature platinum blonde 'do. Here are photos of some other stars rocking the ombre and/or colorful streaks trend.
Global Economic Outlook: Early Signs of Recovery?
- The credit crunch has caused the U.S. economy to enter its deepest recession in decades. Business conditions likely will remain challenging for the next few years as consumers retrench.
- Most major foreign economies are in deep recessions. However, rates of contraction may be starting to slow.
- The Federal Reserve is done cutting rates, but has implemented unorthodox programs which seem to have shored up the financial system.
- Central banks in major foreign countries have also responded by slashing rates dramatically. Inflation should recede in most countries, which will give central banks in developing countries scope to ease policy as well.
Other Financial Markets
- The stock market should stabilize as credit markets start to function again and risk aversion abates. Despite the recent rally in equity markets, sustained gains do not seem likely until the longevity of the global recession can be better assessed.
- The global downturn means that most commodity prices should not shoot up again, at least not in the foreseeable future.
- The U.S. dollar has rallied since last summer as other major economies have slipped into recession, and we project that the greenback will appreciate further in the near term. However, the very sluggish U.S. economic recovery does not seem conducive for sustained dollar appreciation. Therefore, the greenback could reverse direction later this year or early next year.
EU's Online Personal Data safety Measures may affect Myspace, Facebook and other Social Networking.
European Regulators have revealed plans to tighten the rules governing the sharing of personal data online with third-party sites, a steps that could potentially affect social-networking sites.
Third party developers usually can be able to access private data of those who subscribe online in networking sites such as Myspace , Facebook and Twitter.
The views are contained in an unpublished opinion paper from a group made up of Europe’s national data-protection and privacy commissioners, according to the FT which has seen the document.
The group, known as the Article 29 working party, acts as an advisory body to the European Commission. While the views do not carry any formal authority, they are designed to guide individual national regulators.”
The Article 29 Working Party, a group of data protection and privacy officers from across Europe, called for tighter controls on sites such as Myspace , Facebook and Twitter and believes more stringent regulation is needed to protect personal data shared with third parties on social networking sites.
Even if sites are based outside EU's countries they should be subject to European Union privacy and data protection legislation because of their large presence, the group contended.
In addition to group said that greater regulation should also be applied to third parties for marketing purposes.
For more Information on visit The Article 29 Working Group report.
Former Brazilian editor sentenced 15-year jailing in murder case
A former editor of one Brazil's biggest newspapers has been ordered jailing by the top court of the country for murdering his ex-girlfriend 11 years ago, a report by Associated Press stated.
The supreme court said that Antonio Marcos Pimenta Neves must serve his 15-year sentence. The 73-year-old former journalist was convicted in 2006 and has run out of appeals.
Neves, who was the managing editor of the newspaper, shot his 32-year-old girlfriend Sandra Gomide to death in 2000. She was then the editor of the paper's business section and had ended their relationship shortly before her murder.
Neves has surrendered himself to police following the ruling, the AP report stated.
Christina Aguilera made an appearance for "The Voice" in Calif. Sunday, debuting a new look with her hair: vibrant purple ombre streaks.
Part of NBC Universal's "The Voice" press junket and cocktail reception in Los Angeles, the 31-year-old mother-of-one showed off her new hair for the appearance with co-stars Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green, Christina Milian and Carson Daly at executive producer Mark Burnett's home.
Aguilera showed off her signature platinum blonde hair with violet ombre streaks. The highlights vary in color, some a lighter shade of lavender and others with a hint of magenta. The starlet paired her new hair with matching purple eye shadow, black leggings, a black-and-white tribal printed dress, a leather jacket and Christian Louboutin heels.
Meanwhile, the singer is prepping to release her new album and will debut her new song "Your Body" during "The Voice" premiere in Sept. on NBC.
Aguilera isn't the only one sporting the colorful ombre hair trend. Back in January, Selena Gomez sported long extensions with a blonde ombre look. By mid-June, the Disney starlet had transitioned away from the ombre and instead donned a rocker 'do with electric blue and purple streaks.
Here are photos of some other stars rocking the ombre and/or colorful streaks trend.