Friday, August 8, 2008


Scenes from the Opening Ceremonies

The Painting Scroll

Moveable Type Printing

Confucius's 3000 Disciple

Artists Perform for The Opening of The 2008 Olympics

Sailing Boats

The "Birds Nest" The Stadium, An Art Performance

And so, we let the games begin. The Olympics, the international stage where the world is represented. Much more than a global sports competition for medals, I feel it is the one time during which we can come together as one in respecting our shared humanity, our shared respect for our respective history, and our shared respect for planet earth. While some of us will be watching the medal count, some of us will be watching the bigger picture as well....How many souls will truly be as one? The Olympics---A DREAM WORTH HAVING.

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"Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us have them."---John Updike

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Louis Vuitton Wins Record Fake Goods Payout (Canada)

Next stop US.
Louis Vuitton Malletier has been awarded more than CAD1m (US$0.94m) in damages and costs after rogue traders in British Columbia sold fake copies of its accessories.
The luxury goods company, part of the LVMH empire, had sought to set a precedent in bringing the case against 46353 BC Ltd, which traded under a number of retail names including Wynnie Lee Fashion, Wynnie Lee, Francisca Hung-Yee Ngan, Lisa Le Dung Tran, 560148 BC and Jacqueline Lee, all based in Richmond, British Columbia.
Sitting in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, Justice Mary Ellen Boyd said the defendants had acted "wilfully and knowingly" in selling fake copies of Louis Vuitton scarves, handbags, purses, wallets and belts.
Awarding a record amount of C$20,000 per violation, Justice Boyd said the retailers had continued to sell the fake goods over a six-year period, ignoring a series of court orders, Federal Court judgments and cease and desist notices.
They had sought to avoid detection by hiding the items in drawers in the shops and refusing to offer receipts for goods, the court heard.
Louis Vuitton Malletier had originally brought the action after seizing hundreds of fake items from a Wynnie Lee store in 2004.
"We are extremely pleased by this precedent-setting victory in our global fight against counterfeiting, particularly in Canada where the legal framework for the enforcement of Intellectual Property rights is not as strong as in other countries," said Nathalie Moulle-Berteaux, intellectual property director of Louis Vuitton.
Louis Vuitton also pointed to an earlier case brought against Lin Pi-Chu Yang in British Columbia last November, which led to a payout of over C$260,000.
"Through these decisions, the judges have sent a strong message to counterfeiters that their illegal activities will not be tolerated by the Canadian courts," said Moulle-Berteaux.

Thankyou Mary Dan from Just Style for the story.

"Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."---Abraham Lincoln

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