For some countries their sports kits are culturally linked with their identity, think Holland and Brazil in Football. In New Zealand the All Black rugby kit is so synonymous with our perception of the country that we in the northern hemisphere recognise it instantly as being so quintessentially emblematic of the country to such an extent that many of us would probably fail to link many other cultural images to New Zealand.
By Jueseppi B.
The First Family Attends the National Christmas Tree Lighting
Scheduled for Dec 6, 2013
Hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress Jane Lynch, this year’s National Christmas Tree Lighting features a talented line-up of performers including: The Avett Brothers, Joshua Bell, Mariah Carey, Renée Fleming, Forte, Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monáe, Prince Royce, Arturo Sandoval, Train, and Nolan Williams, Jr.
You've waited breathlessly for the announcement, and today it came. Pantone, the gold (no pun intended) standard for color in many industries, has announced its Color of the Year for 2014. Like it or not, Radiant Orchid probably will be seen a lot in fashion, beauty, home design and consumer products over the next twelve months.
Personally, although I'm fond of purples, I generally prefer the deep jewel and plum tones.
As the entire world knows, Nelson Mandela died last night.
"Tata" is the Xhosa word for father. Nelson Mandela is often referred to as "Tata Mandela" or "Madiba", which was his nickname.
Mandela's imminent death had been a forgone conclusion for months. He was 95 years old and extremely ill, kept alive with the help of a life support machine.
Tory MPs have been accused of imitating ‘bums and breasts’ with their hands in the House of Commons.
Women speaking during debates face ‘utterly appalling’ behaviour from MPs opposite, a Labour claimed.
Sarah Champion condemned the ‘insidious’ culture in Parliament, which female MPs are forced to ignore.
The claims by one of the newest women MPs will again turn the spotlight on behaviour in the Commons, after MailOnline revealed letters written to the Speaker John Bercow complaing about the ‘morons, donkeys and tw**s’ heckling during Prime Minister’s Questions.
Four weeks ago today, typhoon Haiyan began its deadly rampage across the Philippines.
A month after the storm which killed more than 5,000 people and affected tens of thousands more, recovery efforts go on. Search teams continue to discover bodies.
But life is certainly looking brighter for Joshua Cator, the 11-year-old who became the face of aid appeals.
Wearing a soaked T-shirt and with a gash under his eye, he was pictured amid the wreckage of destroyed houses in the city of Tacloban in the aftermath of the typhoon.
By Jueseppi B.
President Obama Speaks on the Death of Nelson Mandela
Published on Dec 5, 2013
President Obama says that Nelson Mandela's journey from a prisoner to President embodied the promise that human beings, and countries, can change for the better, and asks that we pause and give thanks for the fact that Mandela lived -- a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.