It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons. Security Council. Numerous previous attempts at changing Assad’s behavior have all failed, and failed very dramatically.
The updated design of the iPad 2 is desirable and so far the new accessories are unique and desirable as well. From the start, Apple has come up with an interesting iPad 2 case. It is called the Apple iPad 2 Smart Cover. Brad’s face lit up he was thrilled.”How dreamy. But who should we believe? What’s really going on behind the closed doors of that sprawling Long Island compound? How will Brad and Angelina be able to coordinate a wedding if they’re barely on speaking terms? Why can’t they offer up a cohesive, coherent narrative so we can live vicariously through their fame and their fairytale romance? And most importantly, why are we following this absurd nonsense?Related: See Jezebel’s amusing take on the trend of interpreting what Jolie and Pitt communicate through their body language, as analyzed by “experts” in the field.Posted: 2009/06/08 at 8:49 PMWe shouldn’t be focused on them at all. While it’s old news already, it’s not fair to call Brad Pitt a “do gooder” when he cheated on his wife with Angelina.
The two quickly got into a fistfight, tossing each other around like it was a superhero fight, crashing through walls and shit. Eventually Barker had to be taken to the emergency room, which gave him just enough time to calm down, regroup, and return to the shop to restart the fight. This time, Barker decided to get a little zesty and grabbed a hammer, his left arm still in a goddamned sling from that morning’s bout..
It was settled. Satchel would get his first shot at seeing the world beyond Alabama and playing in a real baseball league. Alex Herman would get a tale to recite for the rest of his life. And it boasts Asia’s biggest tannery. Prime Asia consumes 8,000 cow hides a day, taking about six minutes to apply dye and finishes, jobs that once took hours of soaking in vats.By contrast, Nike has only 22,000 directly employed staff, hardly any of whom make shoes; Adidas has 15,000 and one shoe factory in Germany.Sports brands have branched out into clothing and equipment but shoes remain their top selling goods, making Asian contract workers vital to their profits.The firm says it abides by the minimum wage of 450 yuan ($54.3; 32) a month, pays overtime at time and a half and does not force it on workers.Sports shoes are iconic style purchases, which long ago ceased to be purely about performance or comfort.Arguments abound about exactly when sneakers jumped from the athletics track to the catwalk.Some say it was Nike’s landmark sponsorship of basketball legend Michael Jordan, which created Air Jordans in 1985.Stories of people being robbed for their trainers emerged with those red and black high tops.”It just grew exponentially in the 80s with the growth of casual dressing, men’s’ fashion, urban dressing as a fashion,” says Kathy Deane, President of US trend bible The Tob Report.Training shoes achieved all pervasive appeal through links with basketball, hip hop, street fashion and football and became design classics. Restyles of past designs sell well.”It’s no secret that people buy performance shoes but they want to wear them on the street,” says Adidas’ spokeswoman Anne Putz.High performance designs remain the biggest sellers, but as they are top fashion items too it is impossible to sift practical purchases from style buys.Ms Putz says 82% of Adidas brand sales last year were sports performance shoes, but that would include some of the brand’s sharpest new looks.US market leader Nike’s shoe sales were slightly down last year but sports fashion shows no sign of evaporating.Technological innovations start with sport but reshape fashion fast.