Petronas Chemical Q1 earnings at RM1.065b, stronger ringgit weighs
KUALA LUMPUR: Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd reported lower earnings of RM1.065bil in the first quarter ended March 31, 2018 due to the strengthening of the ringgit against the US dollar and forex loss on its loans.
Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and former chief executive of the disgraced diagnostics company Theranos, is going to court. Federal prosecutors have slapped Holmes and the company’s former president and COO Ramesh Balwani with criminal charges, accusing them of defrauding doctors, patients, and investors, reports The Wall Street Journal.
The Journal was the first to report the shady practices going on inside Theranos back in 2015, when the startup had a multi-billion-dollar valuation and Holmes was a media darling who drew comparisons to Steve Jobs. The indictment is the result of a two-and-a-half year investigation by the San Francisco U.S. attorney’s office and comes a few months after civil charges were filed by the SEC. Besides accusing Holmes and Balwani of fraud, those charges mandate that Holmes is not allowed to lead a public company for at least 10 years–a requirement that might be easier to fulfill now that she could end up in prison.
Rejoice: Netflix’s fabulous new reality show Queer Eye is back for round two. Bless the content engine that no longer has to stick to traditional media schedules!
But before you get in your yoga pants for a lovely Friday night of bingeing, watch this incredible parody of the Fab Five that ribs each of the experts as well as the show’s formulaic (yet poignant!) structure:
There’s YouTuber Benito Skinner playing cowboy-hat-wearing Ron, who wants to get together with his ex-wife’s sister, as well as fashion expert Tan (who insists Ron put on some printed shirts), foodie Antoni (who teaches Ron to make…almond butter toast), and grooming guru Jonathan (who calls Ron a “little baby caterpillar” and then compares him to Brad Pitt). Culture connoisseur Karamo makes a cameo, and interior designer Bobby never shows up because he was too busy redecorating an entire house.
There are hair flips and “honeys” and tears galore. It’ll make you even more excited to spend some good quality time with the Fab Five again.