As the 2014 FIFA World Cup captivates millions in stadiums and in front of TV screens, this is an opportune time for a global conversation on racism and bigotry in football. This discussion needs to go beyond political posturing and symbolic campaigns like the one launched by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
The beleaguered Sepp Blatter, president of the International Federation of Football Association’s (FIFA) has previously denied that there is a problem with racism in football. Yet it is clear that racism has been a definitive, endemic and prominent scourge in football for the last two decades across the world.
Israel’s prime minister has verbally sparred with the Pope over which language Christ might have spoken. Several languages were used in the places where Jesus lived – so which would he have known.
Benjamin Netanyahu and Pope Francis appeared to have a momentary disagreement. “Jesus was here, in this land. He spoke Hebrew,” Netanyahu told the Pope at a public meeting in Jerusalem. “Aramaic,” interjected the Pope. “He spoke Aramaic but he knew Hebrew,” Netanyahu shot back.
It’s broadly accepted that Jesus existed, although the historicity of the [...]
Hope you are enjoying your summer — I’m ready to hit the road to visit family.
If you’re in need of a little hot weather beauty inspiration, celeb makeup artist and creator of LORAS, Carol Shaw, delivers three fun trends that are perfect for the season’s adventurous spirit.Lupita: All About Eyes!
A colorful eye is on trend this season and one way to wear color on the eye is to use a solid swipe of strong color (blue, orange, fuchsia) in the crease following your natural eye shape. Lupita is gorgeous and can pull off any dramatic look, but for most of us, we want to go a bit more natural. You can use color and still look soft and subtle by using a smudge of wearable [...]
Iran head into their final game in Group F still in contention to advance to the second round for the first time in team history. To do so, they’ll need to beat Bosnia-Herezegovina – who have lost their first two matches in their first-ever World Cup – and also get a little help from group frontrunner Argentina.DRAWING LOTS?
If Iran pulls off a 1-0 win and Argentina beats Nigeria by the same score in the other Group F match – both seemingly distinct possibilities – Iran and Nigeria will each finish with four points, the same goal differential (even) and same number of goals (one). Since the two teams tied when they played each other (the head-to-head matchup is the third [...]