It’s just a creepy fan video – which is exactly why he’ll love it.
One of the biggest success stories to date is the Iraqi textile industry, which hopes to export Iraqi-made clothing to the U.S. market in time for the holidays, Araji reported. The Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations (in) Iraq, which Brinkley heads, is negotiating with several U.S. retailers to work out arrangements.
If all goes as hoped, a factory in Mosul could be exporting teenage clothing, a factory in Najaf, ready-made suits, and other factories, leather jackets.
Araji said they’ll likely be sold in small numbers and in limited markets, possibly Washington, New York, Chicago and Detroit. “It is a modest beginning of capturing of a market,” he said.
But Brinkley said these sales will send “a powerful symbolism” that goes beyond sales figures. In addition to educating the U.S. and global market about Iraq’s capabilities, he said they’ll help restore the Iraqi people’s faith in their own products.
The Task Force to Improve Business and Stability Operations – Iraq has more information.
Poor design and cheap Chinese labor bite Mattel:
Toymaker Mattel is voluntarily recalling 9 million of its toys including popular characters such as Batman, Barbie, Polly Pockets and a toy from Pixar’s “Cars” movie because of hazards to children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday.
Mattel’s Barbie and Tanner doll set is one of the products being recalled.
“The company has ordered that all products be pulled off retail shelves,” said Nancy Nord, acting chairman of the commission.
Zhang Shuhong, the manager of the factory implicated in the first recall, committed suicide over the weekend. Zhang’s backup is probably tying a hangman’s noose right now. Why not just do your kids a favor and avoid buying them Chinese manufactured death toys in the first place?
Matt Drudge has the scoop:
**Exclusive** Radio host Don Imus has agreed to settle with CBS for $20 million, and a non disparaging clause, legal sources claim. The move opens the possibility Imus will soon return to the airwaves — on WABC in New York! Developing…
I’ll post an update when more news is available.
It looks official. The AP has picked up the story:
Don Imus has reached a settlement with CBS over his multimillion-dollar contract, and is in negotiations with WABC radio in New York to resume his broadcasting career there.
That’s according to CBS and a person familiar with the negotiations.
A CBS spokesman says Imus and CBS Radio have reached a settlement that would pre-empt the dismissed DJ’s threatened $120 million breach-of-contract lawsuit.
No terms of the settlement were disclosed.
The person familiar with the talks tells The Associated Press that Imus is taking steps to make a comeback with WABC.
I hate to post updates on this perv, he creeps me out, but this is good news:
A man who blogs about his attraction to young girls but says he doesn’t touch them was arrested Monday near a university child care facility with a camera, police said.
Jack McClellan, 45, who is unemployed and lives out of his car, was arrested at 1:40 p.m. at the University of California, Los Angeles, campus police said in a statement. He was arrested near the university’s Infant Development Program, which provides onsite care for children 3 months to 3 year sold and serves faculty, students and staff, according to the university’s Web site.
McClellan violated a restraining order requiring him not to loiter or congregate within 30 feet of minors, police alleged. He was released and scheduled to appear in court Sept. 13.