England fined over response to New Zealand ‘haka’ ritual dance

TOKYO — England have been fined for their response to the haka before Saturday’s World Cup semi-final victory over New Zealand, despite All Blacks coach Steve Hansen describing their V-shaped formation as “brilliant” and “imaginative.” AIWA! NO!

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Islamophobia, Racism and Politics of Intolerance ‘injuring’ Australia and Australians

If the devil Fraser Anning still be a politician in Australia and sit in the parliament instead of going to jail, there is something severely wrong in Australian politics, law, and state-system.

One candidate ranted about the danger of the “homosexual lifestyle.” Another called for the genital mutilation of non-Muslim women who support Islam. A third made light of rape, and yet another boasted that he had “done more Asian than I know what to do with.”

Nearly every day in the brief run-up to the Australian election on May 18, voters have confronted a new revelation of toxic speech by politicians, propagated largely on social media. The offensive remarks have forced at least six candidates for Parliament to quit, while many more linger like zombies — most of them from the conservative governing coalition and other parties on the right.

Speaking about Michelle Obama, Wintour praised the former first lady for her fearlessness and for transforming the role. "She was just so inspiring to so many women. And obviously -- on a very selfish note, speaking as the editor-in-chief of Vogue -- she did wonders for fashion. She loved fashion. "We always had a tradition at Vogue to photograph the first ladies when they first came in to office -- some extraordinary, wonderful women, and it was an honor to photograph them. But they were always super cautious about what they wanted to wear and the image that they wanted to present: Nearly always a jacket, maybe some pearls if you were Mrs. Bush. But with Mrs. Obama, she was fearless and it was just such a joy for all of us that work in fashion." New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern, who has been widely praised for her response to the terror attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, is another female politician who has been featured in the magazine. "I think that she's an exceptionally direct, articulate person," Wintour said of Ardern. "And there is no sense that she's ever on message. "She truly brought the country together in such a remarkable way that I haven't seen many other leaders achieve. And she was just so moving, and when she said, 'we are all one country,' it was a message that a lot of other leaders could learn from."

Vogue editor Anna Wintour talks about fashion, sport, politics and 21st Century Vogue: “I don’t think it’s a moment not to take a stand.”

CNN’s Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour interviewed Anna Wintour in New York on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Anna Wintour’s omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivalled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image — immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses — now instantly recognizable in silhouette or line sketch.

New Zealand ‘terror’ suspect charged with 49 more mosque murders

The suspected white supremacist was charged with an additional 49 counts of murder at two mosques in mid-March – AIWA! NO!

CHRISTCHURCH (Reuters) – Australian Brenton Tarrant appeared in a New Zealand court on Friday where the suspected white supremacist was charged with an additional 49 counts of murder at two mosques last month.People visit a memorial site for victims of the shooting, in front of Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

In an attack broadcast live on Facebook, a lone gunman armed with semi-automatic weapons targeted Muslims attending Friday prayers in Christchurch on March 15, killing 50 worshippers and wounding dozens of people.