company Sunday Riley was found fabricating positive reviews of its products for
The company’s unfair
actions were revealed through a former employee. They leaked photos of Sunday
Riley e-mails with instructions on how to create fake accounts and write online
reviews. So those comments do not reflect actual feedback from satisfied customers.
The US Federal
Trade Commission (FTC) investigated and established that the allegations were
true. But they did not impose severe punishment, which enraged many people. “Why
are the sanctions so light?” “Consumers
will start disregarding reviews as a reliable basis for purchasing products. “
companies will continue with fake reviews”
“Honest firms may
say if they are losing out by following the law.”
Six years after
the success of the first film, Frozen 2 has made more than $127 million over
its first weekend in cinemas, says Disney.
Frozen 2 has also
broken a number of records for Disney, getting the largest opening for any Walt
Disney Animation Studios movie. It has also had the highest-grossing global
debut of any animated film.
The new film
brings back a lot of the same voice actors as the 2013 film, including Idina
Menzel as Elsa and Kristen Bell as Anna. The couple who wrote the music for
Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, returned too, although the
songs in Frozen 2 have been less popular than those in the first film.
Reviews for Frozen
2 have been good, but not as good as they were for Frozen. Research company
CinemaScore has given an A- grade to Frozen 2, but Frozen got an A+.
Critics gave the
new film a score of 75% fresh on film review website Rotten Tomatoes, while the
first Frozen got 90%. However, its audience score on Rotten Tomatoes was 93%
Bans Ads of Drinks with High Sugar Content
sweet beverages like soft drinks, juices, energy drinks, and instant coffee
will soon be prohibited in the country. The ban will be implemented across all
types of print, online, and broadcast media to discourage people from consuming
too much sugar.
Singapore has been
reported to be one of the biggest consumers of sugar in the world. The
excessive sugar consumption has led to an increased number of citizens
developing obesity and chronic illnesses such as heart diseases and diabetes.
This prompted the government to come up with policies that would lessen
healthcare issues among its citizens, which in turn could lessen healthcare
costs for the government.
government held public consultations about ways to reduce sugar consumption. Seventy
percent of the respondents supported the implementation of advertising
In addition, they are examining two other proposals on the sugary drinks – additional tax and a total ban on sales.
Japan actress Erika Sawajiri arrested for MDMA
The police said
they launched an investigation into the 33-year-old actress after receiving information
she was “involved in illegal drugs.” They searched her home in the
morning and found two white capsules in a plastic bag inside a jewelry box.
Sawajiri admitted that they were hers. Police says they will continue probing the
Sawajiri has had
success not only as an actress but as a singer.
She starred in many movies and TV dramas.
She was scheduled to play the role of
16th-century Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga’s wife in public broadcaster NHK’s
historical drama series.
NHK is having a headache over the scandal
because the shooting has already started and has not been completed yet. “Re-editing
the film is so hard. Also It’s impossible to replace actresses.” said one of the drama
When I get inquiries from mothers of high school students, they are either through email or phone.
メールの時は、メルアドをみます。するとある「傾向」があることに気づきます。 l look at their email addresses, I noticed a widespread tendency.
それは、アットマークの手前に80年代のアイドルを連想させる文言が使われていること。田原俊彦、近藤真彦、ゴダイゴ、チェッカーズ。That is, the part before @ sign often suggest their favorite artists of the 80’s, such as Tahara Toshihiko, Kondo Masahiko, Godiego, Checkers.
Then I think to myself that this mother was a great fan of the rock star when she was in her teens.
Having a chance to meet them face to face, I never forget to ask about their email address.
すると真っ赤な顔をして「あらいやだ。年がバレバレ」。They turn red and go like this. “Oh no. “Oh my goodness. Now you know how old I am.”
Don’t worry, mom. Nomura School of English Studies is always in the SHOWA era.