LBN – Special Report – Monday, June 26th, 2017

The Supreme Court today gave President Trump a huge victory by reviving his disputed ban on foreign travelers from six Muslim-majority nations. The justices rejected a series of lower-court orders that had blocked the president’s policy from taking effect.
*Trump Eager for Big Meeting With Putin in Germany

President Trump is reportedly eager for a full-scale diplomatic meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the two are in Germany next month for the G-20 summit. According to an Associated Press report, the idea has caused a rift within Trump’s administration, where many believe the White House should be sensitive in engaging with Moscow during an investigation into Kremlin meddling in the U.S. election. Trump, meanwhile, has been pushing for a full bilateral meeting, complete with media access. Officials from the National Security Council and the State Department have allegedly urged Trump to show more restraint and instead hold a small, informal meeting.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Plastic Surgery

·  “Plastic” is derived from the Greek plasikos, meaning “to mold.” The term “surgery” is derived from the Greek kheirourgos, from kheir – “hand” + ergon – “work.”
·  Over half a million pet owners worldwide have opted to implant their pets with “neuticles,” which are testicular implants for the neutered pet.
·  The first recorded “nose job” is found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts (600 B.C.). Physicians would reconstruct noses by cutting skin from either the cheek or forehead, twisting the skin side out over a leaf of the appropriate size, and sewing the skin into place. Two polished wooden tubes would be inserted into the nostrils to keep the air passage open during healing.
·  “Elfing” is a plastic surgery technique in which a surgeon slices the top of ear cartilage and then sews it back together in a point.
·  During the Middle Ages, plastic surgery was typically deemed pagan and sinful because the spilling of blood by a surgeon and the power the surgeon had over the body were akin to magic.
·  When plastic surgery became popular during the Renaissance, surgeons took skin grafts from various donors, such as a neighbor’s pig, but were confused when the new nose would shrivel up and fall off. They concluded the flesh was “sympathetic,” meaning that the graft died when its original owner died.
Millennial men are bolstering the plastic surgery industry, mainly because of the rise of social media and an awareness of how they look from different angles in images.
·  By the first century B.C., Romans were practicing various forms of plastic surgery to repair noses, eyes, lips, and teeth. Roman physician Cornelius Celsus (c. 25 B.C.-A.D. 50) also describes procedures such as circumcision reversal and even breast reduction in men.
·  “Dimpleplasty” is a type of plastic surgery that gives a person dimples. It’s an outpatient procedure that lasts about 30 minutes and costs between $2,000 and $5,000. A surgeon makes a tiny incision inside a patient’s cheek, removes a small piece of cheek muscle, and attaches the remaining muscle to the underside of the skin, which leaves a permanent indentation, creating the dimple.

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*Google Will Stop Scanning Content of Personal Emails

Google, which was scanning the content of personal emails sent by Gmail users in order to target users with personalized advertisements, has announced it will stop the practice, according to a post on the search giant’s blog. Google made the decision in an attempt to reassure customers that their communications were confidential. “G Suite’s Gmail is already not used as input for ads personalization,” said Diane Greene, the senior vice president in charge of Google Cloud. “Google has decided to follow suit later this year in our free consumer Gmail service. Consumer Gmail content will not be used or scanned for any ads personalization after this change.” Google will continue to advertise, but the information will be taken from browsing, searches, and physical location.
*WHO READS LBN? Feminist punk rock artist and satirical sketch comedy writer and actress Carrie Brownstein

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Barry Diller, Woody Allen, James Toback, Leon Black and Geraldo Rivera at Andrew Stein’s dinner at Caravaggio in NYC.   ***Actress Fagun Thakrar celebrating her membership in Bafta will a dinner at Natalie Thai in Beverly Hills.   ***Lamar Odom at SLS South Beach and Ora lounge.   ***Tara Lipinski is wearing a different kind of medal these days: a wedding band. The former figure skater wed Fox Sports producer Todd Kapostasy Saturday at the historic Middleton Place plantation in Charleston, South Carolina.

*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER:   ****Matthew Toledo, the longtime publisher and CEO of the Los Angeles Business Journal, is moving July 31 to be chief executive officer of ProVisors, a “business-to-business networking organization for seasoned professionals” in Sherman Oaks.

*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that 11 leading executives from Peet’s Coffee read LBN daily?

*LBN-VIDEO LINK: December 6, 1976 TV commercials  —–
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Some scientists estimate that a person receives five times as much radiation in a lifetime from sitting in front of the TV or computer as he or she would from living by a nuclear power station.


National Geographic: Maps

“Browse through National Geographic maps online in our print map collection and Atlas Explorer, explore your world with MapMachine, and enjoy map-based editorial features like EarthPulse.”

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Home Run Derby S01E01 Mickey Mantlevs Willie Mays —- Filmed in California for the 3 weeks in December of 1959, the series aired in syndication from January 9 to July 2, 1960 and helped inspire the Home Run Derby event that is now held the day before the annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ESPN staged a revival of the show in 1989. —– .


*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***It seems the New York City Pride Parade Sunday excited Kelly Osbourne a little too much. The former “Fashion Police” co-host, 32, claimed on Twitter during the festivities that Starbucks in Chelsea wouldn’t let her use the bathroom, so she had an accident. “SHAME on U @Starbucks #PissedMyOwnPants in this location because UR shameful employees refused to let me use the toilet.”