The past year in Philadelphia sports was a weird and warped one, as if we were following the action through a funhouse mirror. The lowly Sixers made an unexpected playoff run, while the much hyped Phillies, Eagles and Flyers all crumbled. Those surprises are what keep us coming back, despite the letdowns and disappointments.
NEWBURGH Days before the government is set to shut down and months before beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program face deportation, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18) invited three for a conference and media briefing at SUNY Orange Newburgh. As children and have stayed out of legal trouble, to stay in the country without fear of deportation. They are in jeopardy of being deported by March 5th if Congress fails to act..
Food and Drug Administration restricts the use of certain ingredients and requires warning labels. Legitimate manufactures can be fined or face other enforcement action if they don’t comply.And if the potential health risks don’t scare buyers, the economic risks and potential terror funding should, said Robert Barchiesi, president of the International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition.”You support organized crime, gang activity, and terrorist organizations that use this as a funding mechanism,” he said. Economy loses out on at least $200 billion in revenue and 750,000 jobs a year from counterfeit sales.”This isn’t a victimless crime,” he said.The sentiment is echoed by local and federal law enforcement, who have been stepping up enforcement of flea markets and other counterfeit clearing houses.This month alone, customs agents seized $250,000 worth of items at a swap meet in New Orleans, $350,000 worth of goods at a flea market in Las Vegas, and $150,000 worth of merchandise at one in Solebury, Pa., that included fake trademarks for Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Oakley, Ray Ban, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana, and UGG boots.ICE cites cases in Philadelphia and Miami in which counterfeit traffickers were linked to terrorist groups, including supporters of Hezbollah, the Lebanese militant group.”We have traced some of the money out to countries where the link to terrorism is tangental, if not solid.
A shift from when Stewart built her business, from books to TV shows, based on her penchant for decorating and cooking. Stewart cultivated legions of loyal fans, all eager to know the best way to decorate a cake, set the Thanksgiving table or plan a cocktail party. Business was booming, and Stewart consolidated her businesses into one company in 1997 and then took that company public in 1999..