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Family feuds and billionaire old biddy

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on March 8, 2010 at 7:56 AM Comments comments (1)

Approaching the French courts is an intriguing case of alleged exploitation to the tune of $1.5 billion.

 

Liliane Bettencourt aged 87 and heir to the L’Oreal is France’s wealthiest woman. Befriended by the photographer Francois-Marie Banier, 62 she has bestowed around a $1.5 billion worth of gifts upon him, including paintings by Picasso and Matisse.

 

Liliane’s daughter, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers has waged a two year legal campaign incl...

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Recycled Fur makes Quebec Designer Famous

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on March 3, 2010 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Fashion week is in full swing in Monteal and correspondent Brandy Yanchyk has alerted us to Quebec Designer Mariouch Gagne and her take on ethical fashion. Mariouche was born in the First Nations village of Loretteville and now is an internationally known fashion designer based in Montreal.


Mariouche makes her clothes out of recycled fur and silk. Whilst taking her master's degree in design management at Milan’s Domus Academy, Mariouche w...

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Flowers in Phili

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on February 24, 2010 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The longest running flower show in the world (since 1829) is upon us - 2010 Philadelphia International Flower Show.


Their press dept explained, 'This year's theme being "Passport to the World". On the visual side, world renowned floral and landscape designers will display exhibits that reflect gardens and landscapes of India, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, the Netherlands, and many other nations.'


'There will also be plenty of opportunit...

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From War to Peace: what next for Sudan?

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on February 24, 2010 at 5:59 AM Comments comments (0)

April 11th is scheduled to see Presidential and parliamentary elections take place in Sudan. With the recent peace accord signed between President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the country's most powerful rebel group, The Justice Equality Movement (JEM).


The agreement sees the rebel group offered a place in government but the peace process is by no means finalised and the ceasefire has been given a March 15th deadline to work towards. Will there be enough time to resolve th...

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Story suggestion from a GFM user - the dangers of a radicalized America

Posted by Kit Mitchell-Innes on February 23, 2010 at 10:38 AM Comments comments (0)

A friend of GFM, James, has suggested a story idea that would lead a correspondent take closer look at a peculiar stratum of American society.

 

The Militias which are cropping up in certain parts of the United States are often dismissed as kooks and kranks but their existence is the result of their disenfranchisement from the direction they believe their country is taking. They are extreme nationalists and their internet presence is rising in popularity as it seems tha...

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