"Louis Vuitton is all about nomadism — chic nomadism," Yves Carcelle, the
company's CEO, told The Wall Street Journal. "As soon as we read about
the iPad, we contacted Apple." Louis Vuitton now sells two iPad cases,
both with the LV logo, for €350.
The old advertising slogan "Guinness Is Good for You" may be true after
all, according to US researchers. A glass a day of the black stuff may
work just as well as a dose of aspirin to prevent the blood clots that
raise the risk of heart attacks.
The number of expected World Cup visitors has been downgraded from
750,000 to 200,000. Tickets have been bought up by the government
and given away to South Africans. Expensive accommodation is deterring
many football fans from travelling.
U2's Vertigo tour is the second-highest-grossing music tour
of all time. Just ahead of it is The Rolling Stones' Bigger Bang tour,
which earned $558 million. U2's 360° tour has earned $311 million so far.
Then came Bono's back injury.
On 15 May 1940, two brothers, Richard and Maurice (Dick and Mac)
McDonald, opened their first restaurant in San Bernadino. Despite wars
and recessions and an image that became a byword for Yankee imperialism,
McDonald's keeps on expanding.
The home page of El Asira, which means "society" in Arabic, is a basic
black and grey street with a line down the centre, inviting women to
enter on the left and men on the right. Once inside, clients can browse
in Dutch, Arabic or English.
Their credit cards are maxed out, but Ross wants money — now! Ross is actually Roshan; he's one of those young Indian graduates who spend their working days on the phone trying to get back the cash spent by Americans during the boom.