Tag Archives: Nationality

01Jul/15

Hispanic corporate group applauds Macy’s break-up with Trump

An Hispanic corporate group applauds Macy’s move to end its business relationship with Donald Trump, saying the the real estate developer and TV personality should apologize for his comments insulting Mexicans.

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01Jul/15

Trump sues Univision for $500 million

(BVO) – Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump filing a lawsuit against Univision for $500 million dollars after the Spanish language broadcaster canceled its screening of the Miss USA pageant.
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29Jun/15

Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson wow at BET Awards

Showbiz veterans Smokey Robinson and Janet Jackson receive huge standing ovations at BET Awards in Los Angeles.

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12Jun/15

SA hunting: big money, big controversy

(REUTERS) – Big game has been attracting visitors to Africa for decades.

But now there’s a new focus.

Hunting not watching is the roaring business.

GAME FARMER STAN BURGER,

“We found a herd, a bachelor herd of Impala males. and we….the wind was fortunate in our favour and we managed to get the hunter onto the sticks and he shot a very good shot, a clean, broke the Impala spine, put him down with one shot.”

Stan Burger is a game farmer in South Africa.

He invites trophy hunters to use land for sport and thousands are coming every year – the bulk of them – 15,000 – from the U.S.

The industry employs an estimated 100,000 workers and is a big earner.

In 2013 foreign huntsmen spent more than $91 million in South Africa, a third up on the previous year.

Last year the industry was said to be worth $765 million.

Lions, leopards and elephants are all targets, along with rhinos, buffalos and implala.

5,700 impala were shot in 2013 with lions bringing in the highest revenue at almost $10 million.

Adri Kitshoff is Chief Executive of the Professional Hunters’ Association.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE PROFESSIONAL HUNTERS ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA (PHASA), ADRI KITSHOFF,

“It’s an economic contribution of about R10 billion. And then you look at the wildlife industry with more than 10,000 game farms , it’s a huge contribution to our GDP.”

South Africa’s game population has grown to 24 million from around 600,000 in the late 1960s.

Much of that down to private owners – many of whom breed the animals for hunting.

But there’s a strong anti-hunting lobby.

Linda Park is Director of the Campaign Against Canned Hunting.

It recently held a protest against the sport.

DIRECTOR FOR CAMPAIGN AGAINST CANNED HUNTING (CACH), LINDA PARK,

“People around the world have all said ‘enough’. Australia actually banned the importation of lion trophy permits and body parts.”

The U.S. could in fact be next – it’s looking at making lions an endangered species, meaning hunters won’t be able to bring them home.

That’s a big attraction for many – and could put a stop to the rise of a controversial but lucrative sport.

01Jun/15

Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover draws huge social media reaction

Celebrities and family members respond to the Vanity Fair cover featuring Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner.
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29Apr/15

Celebrities tweet support for Bruce Jenner’s transgender announcement

Celebrities take to Twitter to give support to Bruce Jenner after the former Olympian announces he now identifies himself as a woman.

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02Apr/15

Multiracial identity of Miss Universe Japan contestant draws criticism

Miss Universe Japan hopeful of bringing about change in Japan despite facing criticism for being multiracial.

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23Mar/15

Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) names Pharrell Williams 2015 “fashion icon”

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After Rihanna, Johnny Depp, Lady Gaga, Iman, Kate Moss and Nicole Kidman, the CFDA has this year chosen Pharrell Williams as its “fashion icon”. The Fashion Awards, which are equivalent to the Oscars of American fashion, will honor the famous singer, rapper, songwriter, producer and fashion designer on June 1 with its Fashion Icon Award, recognizing individuals “whose style has made a significant impact on popular culture on an international stage.”