The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 20, 2011!

The Fashionista's Guide to Current Events & World News July 20, 2011!


"Tens of thousands of Somalis are feared dead, the U.N. said Wednesday, in the world's worst famine in a generation, a crisis so severe that the United States is loosening rules meant to prevent emergency funds from falling into the hands of al Qaeda-linked militants. 
   
Photo Via Wall Street Journal
Exhausted, rail-thin women are stumbling into refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia with dead babies and bleeding feet, having left weaker family members behind along the way. "Somalia is facing its worst food security crisis in the last 20 years," said Mark Bowden, the U.N.'s top official in charge of humanitarian aid in Somalia." Full Article

Borders announced that it will close it's remaining 399 stores and sell off it's assets to a liquidation firm. The bookstore retailer joins the list of other formerly stable businesses like Blockbuster, Circuit City and Linens n' Things that have recently succumbed to Bankruptcy. Other businesses like Starbucks, Ann Taylor and Wal-Mart have had to shut down under-performing stores to bolster profits. This begs the question who's next? Read the full article at smartmoney.com .

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First Look at Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo's wedding which took place on the privately owned Caribbean island Necker last Friday. The bride wore a two-piece Monique L'huiller  gown.

Photo via People.com

"Yao Ming announced his retirement, closing the book on the path-breaking career of China's first major international basketball star...His achievements on the court were impressive, including eight trips to the NBA All-Star game, but he is in some ways best known for his accomplishments as a marketing giant and his role as an informal ambassador—for China to U.S. sports fans, and for basketball to his native country.
Yao, 7-feet-6-inches (2.29 meters) tall, was the Houston Rockets' first pick in the 2002 NBA draft, making him the first Chinese player picked in the draft's first round. Prior to his U.S. debut, he had played five seasons for his hometown Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and won a league title there in 2001. He said Wednesday that he would return to the Sharks in a management role, with an eye toward possibly becoming general manager. He now owns the team." Full Article
Photo Via Wall Street Journal

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8 comments:

  1. Hanna18:24

    ahhh I bawled seeing this picture of the baby.

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  2. Lisa18:24

    I feel so bad for them, how can we help?

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  3. Brad18:25

    This is s gut wrenching photo.

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  4. Hilda18:26

    Can't be bothered with Nick Lachey's wedding after reading about the people starving in Africa.

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  5. Cameron18:28

    Yao been injured it was just a matter of time.

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  6. Jayla18:28

    Congrats to the newlyweds, bets on how long it will last?

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  7. Willis18:30

    What kinda world is this where have so much and yet haven't eradicated poverty.

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  8. Pearl18:31

    @ Willis agree 100%, darn shame.

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