Comparing teams, who’d win a World Cup of hurling if every county was matched off to a country. Galway: Brazil Don’t be fooled by the occasional paean to the joga bonito. Brazil have always had plenty of steel on offer, though it tends to be sheathed in silky touches and smooth passing, to mix a metaphor or two. Galway’s awesome power is too obvious to miss, but Joe Canning’s command of the ball in all situations gives them the kind of elegance you associate with the Copacabana. The white-and-maroon jerseys are decent beachwear, too. Waterford: Iceland True, Derek McGrath’s team aren’t at the same level of underdog (underdoggedness?underdoggability?) as Iceland, but the links go beyond the shared Viking heritage you see in the name. Waterford tend to be everybody’s second-favourite team after their own county, much like Iceland, while selector Dan Shanahan’s exhortations to the team as he bounds along the sideline look like that overhead … [Read more...] about Who’d win a World Cup of hurling?
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WANT a super-clean bathroom and an even more sparkling bank balance? Ditch the expensive products and listen to our community of Sun Savers instead. Our readers share their top tips on how to save cash on your cleaning, while being greener, too. HEATHER WARING, from Faversham, Kent, says: “Diluted white vinegar can be used as a cleaner, descaler and weed killer. It is so versatile and cheap.” CAROLINE JUNE DONALD, from Hereford, says: “Don’t throw away old T-shirts and pyjamas. Instead, cut them into squares and use them as rags for cleaning windows and bathrooms. “Then just throw them away after using them. It saves on buying new cleaning cloths every time.” VERNA EVERETT, from Prestwich, Greater Manchester, says: “When cola goes flat, instead of throwing it out, you can use it to clean your toilet.” RACQUEL PARCHMENT, from Oldbury, West Mids, says: “Save money by refilling your hand wash with bath cream or bubble bath. “You … [Read more...] about Our readers reveal how they save on cleaning their homes with these simple tricks – plus win a World Cup party
Mábel Lara is an Afro-Colombian journalist, who in February – after 15 years in television – decided to forget the straightening iron and host the weekend news on channel Noticias Uno with her naturally curly hair. “That day I lifted a load off my chest. I felt free,” she told Verne. Una publicación compartida de Mábel Lara (@mabellaranews) el 14 Feb, 2018 a las 4:17 PST But this seemingly innocuous act caused a stir in Colombia. Lara began to receive hundreds of messages on social media and from media organizations asking her how a black woman was able to blow apart the country’s beauty stereotypes. “The impact at the beginning scared me,” she says. “The public had only seen me with one look on television.” Before making the decision, she remembered how her previous attempts to appear with curly hair had failed. “They hounded me on social media with messages saying I was disheveled and ugly. During … [Read more...] about Why are people in Colombia talking about this news anchor’s hairstyle?
AS fans all over the world celebrate Star Wars day on May 4th we take a look at some of the iconic hairstyles from the films. With three trilogies spanning decades, there has been a leading lady in each set of films with a unique look. Princess Leia Played the late Carrie Fisher, the franchise began in 1977 with Episode IV: A New Hope, followed by Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi in 1983. The films became a cult-hit, with Princess Leia one of the most recognisable characters thanks to her long-white dress and two side-buns. Replicated countless times at Halloween and fancy dress parties, here’s how to get her signature hairstyle. It’s easier to achieve the look if you have long hair, but there’s also a trick for making it work on short hair too. Brush your hair and make a parting down the middle, and separate your hair into two equal sections. Put your hair into two high pigtails and tie with a hairband. Either plait or … [Read more...] about Star Wars hairstyles – from Princess Leia’s buns to Rey’s Force Awakens triple knots
“WE can’t be fussy - we’re on rations.” The prospect of cow heel pie for tea didn’t go down well with Lesley Ellis’s children. But as a 1940s housewife, feeding a family on post-war rations, she had to come up with inventive ways of using the food in her larder, and making it last. And when they sat down to eat her cow heel and mutton dish, mixed with tinned dried egg, the Ellis family admitted it was much tastier than their bland pre-war meals. As the stars of BBC2’s Back In Time For Tea, Lesley, 46, husband John, 50, and their children Caitlin, 18, Freya, 16, and Harvey, 14, lived as a family in the North did over the past century. In the six-part series, spanning 1918 to the present, they experience the diet, work and leisure of working people, reflecting broader changes of society. The show was filmed last summer, when the family’s Low Moor house was taken over by a production team and transformed into the style of each decade. … [Read more...] about Tucking into tripe and tinned egg on TV adventure