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Thousands Strike 
In Cambodia Over Factory Firings 
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The ILS Virtual Catalog
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Robin Ricketts-Kuhn
Page 1

J.C. Penney to Cut
2,000 jobs
Page 1

Fab Foundations:
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The Screaming O Joins UCLA Art & Global Health Center 
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February 1, 2013                    Issue # 354

 
     
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Thousands Strike 
 In Cambodia Over 
   Factory Firings

More than 2,000 garment workers at a Vattanac II Industrial Park protested in front of the complex, threatening to block National Road 3 and demanding the reinstatement of 11 union officials and the firing of the manager who allegedly dismissed them.
Employees at Dongdu Textile began striking on 
Saturday evening after management dismissed Brack Mey and Chim Chan Lon, two representatives of the Cambodia Union Workers Labour for Development, saying their contracts had expired, said Chhin Sony, president of the Union of Cambodia, who aided union members in negotiating.
“Workers continued protesting on Monday, and then nine more union representatives were suspended from work for instigating the strike,” Sony said.
Negotiations fell through because the union’s demands were unreasonable, said Rocky Chhay, the vice director that demanded the company fire.
Despite accusations that Mey and Chan Lon were fired because of their unionist activism, Chhay insisted, their contracts had come to an end and Dongdu is well within their rights not to extend their employment.

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Robin Ricketts-Kuhn 
Robin Ricketts-Kuhn of Minor Creations, Age 49, passed away January 11, 2014 of complications from pneumonia. 
She was born September 28, 1964, in Lansing, and graduated from Grand Ledge High School in 1982. After high school, Robin attended Craig's College of Beauty. Along with working at Minor Creations, she was the owner and operator of Twice Upon A Child and Hair Studio.
Robin coached cheerleading at Holt High School, and was involved with the cheer board and she was a booster rep. 
Robin loved cooking, laughing, and traveling when she had the opportunity. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her.  
Surviving are: her husband, Joe Kuhn; daughters, Tailor, Madison, and Mackenzie; her mother, Wanda (Ralph) Morrison; nephew, Brandon Cooper; mother-in-law, Harriet Detrick. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ricketts; sister, Barbara Ricketts; sister-in-law, Cheryl Kuhn-Merlington; father-in-law, Jerry Kuhn, and a host of special friends.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2014, at Cedar Street Church, 1705 Cedar Street, in Holt, with Pastor Bob Carpenter, Jr. officiating. Robin's family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church on Friday. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bobbi Jo London, to be used for Robin's daughters' education.

17/24

tyes.by.tara Unveils New Handcuff Design

tyes.by.tara, an independent designer and manufacturer of jewelry, accessories, beauty and gifts has announced the release of a new handcuff design called tyecuffs.
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15/24

Felice Art Couture AW14 - Bohemian   
     Decadence
Introducing the AW14 collection from deluxe lingerie, beach & loungewear label Felice Art Couture. Created for the woman who appreciates immaculate, exquisite, timeless design, Felice is your journey into self-indulgence and old-school glamour.
Delicate robes, elegant kaftans and flowing chemises are at the heart of the collection, each piece handmade with love and care in Germany. 
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J.C. Penney to Cut
      2,000 jobs
J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability. 
The news raises concerns that Penney's holiday season sales were not what the company hoped for and that the chain needs to do even more to recover from a turnaround plan that has had disastrous results. 
J.C. Penney Co., based in Plano, Texas, said earlier last month it was pleased with its holiday results but declined to give sales figures, raising worries among Wall Street analysts about how the season actually fared. 
"It was a season where they realized that they had to do more to reconnect with the customers they've lost," said Brian Sozzi, CEO and chief equities strategist at Belus Capital Advisors. 
The cuts announced mid January, should save more than $65 million annually. The company will take $26 million in pretax charges in the third quarter and $17 million in future quarters. Penney has 116,000 staffers and operates more than 1,100 stores. All the job cuts are related to the store closings. 
Penney is one of what's expected to be a number of stores that will be announcing staff cuts and store closings over the next few weeks. After the holiday season, stores typically re-evaluate their store fleet and make such announcements.
But analysts believe that after a tough holiday season in which stores had to discount early and often to get shoppers to buy in a tough economy, the cuts will be deeper than normal, says John Challenger, CEO of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a global outplacement firm. Stores are also contending with a shift in consumer spending to PCs and mobile devices. 
"Retailers are having to come to terms with these consequences," Challenger said. 
The holiday season is crucial, since it can account for anywhere from 20 percent to 40 percent of a retailer's annual sales. But at J.C. Penney, the stakes are higher. 
Penney is trying to recover from massive losses and plummeting sales drops that occurred under former CEO Ron Johnson, who was ousted in April after being on the job for 17 months. The company then brought back former CEO Mike Ullman. 
Penney has since reinstated the frequent sales events that Johnson ditched. It's also restored basic merchandise, particularly store brands like St. John's Bay, which were either phased out or eliminated in a bid to attract younger, more affluent shoppers. 
Penney had been releasing monthly sales figures over the last few months, which had showed some improvement. Sales at stores open at least a year edged up 0.9 percent in October - the first increase since December 2011. That's a key indicator of a retailer's health. Last month, the company said revenue at stores opened at least a year jumped 10.1 percent in November, helped by a strong start to the holiday season. 
But on Jan. 8, it offered no figures regarding December sales when it came out with a brief release to update investors on its holiday performance. It said it was "pleased with its performance for the holiday period," and that the holiday season showed "continued progress in its turnaround efforts." It also reaffirmed its outlook for the fourth quarter that was first announced in late November. At that time, it said that Penney's revenue at stores opened at least a year and gross profit margin will likely improve "sequentially" and year over year.


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Agent Provocateur Spring-Summer 2014 Campaign Inspired by 
    1950s Suburbia
The London-based lingerie brand has unveiled a new campaign shot by Miles Aldridge, titled "Behind Closed Doors."

Shot in London, the images attempt to convey the "false utopian world" of the 1950s suburban housewife, according to Agent Provocateur's creative director Sarah Shotton: "I was interested in the irony behind the idea of the ‘Perfect' woman, unfazed by the everyday pressures of life. Our campaign girl has it all, she's a lady in the street and a wildcat in the bedroom and the collection mirrors her pretty perfection. It is a fantasy of silk and lace in the modern day world."
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     Frederick's of
  Hollywood Goes
          Private
Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement that provides for the acquisition of the Company by a group consisting of HGI Funding LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Harbinger Group Inc., and certain of the Company's other common and preferred shareholders (the "Consortium"). The members of the Consortium as a group beneficially own approximately 88.6% of the Company's common stock. The acquisition will be accomplished through FOHG Holdings, LLC ("Holdings"), an entity controlled by the Consortium that was formed for the purpose of the transaction.
Under the merger agreement, the Company's shareholders who are not members of the Consortium will receive $0.27 per share in cash upon completion of the transaction. The price represents a premium of 50% to the closing price of the Company's shares on September 27, 2013, the last trading day before the announcement by the Consortium of its proposal, and a premium of 46% over the average closing price of the Company's common stock for the 45 trading days prior to that date.
The Company's board of directors delegated to its lead independent, disinterested director the authority to review the initial transaction proposal from, and negotiate terms of the proposal with, the Consortium, with the assistance of legal and financial advisors. The lead director completed a thorough review of the proposal, considered alternatives, negotiated improved terms of the Consortium's proposal and concluded that the transaction with the Consortium was fair to and in the best interests of the Company's shareholders other than the members of the Consortium. Based on the recommendation of the lead director, the merger agreement was also approved by the full board other than William Harley and Thomas Lynch, who recused themselves from the deliberations.
In addition, in connection with the execution of the merger agreement, the Company and Holdings entered into a new employment agreement with Thomas Lynch, chief executive officer of the Company, which will take effect only upon the consummation of the merger. Under the new employment agreement, Mr. Lynch agreed to continue to serve as chief executive officer for three years following the merger.
Completion of the transaction is subject to certain customary conditions, including receipt of shareholder approval. The merger agreement must be approved by the affirmative vote of the holders of at least two-thirds of all outstanding shares of the Company's common stock. If completed, the transaction will result in the Company becoming privately-held and its common stock will no longer be quoted on the OTCQB.
Further details concerning the merger agreement and related documents, including the employment agreement with Mr. Lynch, will be described in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC is acting as financial advisor to the lead director in connection with the transaction. Graubard Miller is acting as legal advisor to the Company. Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP is acting as legal advisor to HGI Funding LLC.
Additional Information and Where to Find It
In connection with the transaction, the Company will file a proxy statement with the SEC. Shareholders are advised to read the proxy statement when it is available because it will contain important information. Shareholders will be able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement when available and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov , or by directing a request by mail to Frederick's of Hollywood Group Inc., 6255 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028, or from the Company's corporate website at www.fohgroup.com
The Company and certain of its directors and officers may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from its shareholders that will occur in connection with the transaction. Information concerning the interests of the persons who may be considered "participants" in the solicitation is set forth in the Company's proxy statements and its Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended by its Form 10-K/A, previously filed with the SEC, and will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the transaction when the proxy statement becomes available. Copies of these documents can be obtained, without charge, at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov, by directing a request to the Company at the address above, or from the Company's corporate website at www.fohgroup.com

                                           
 

                             
                 
                  
      

   
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