PARENTS have been left outraged by a kids' dress with an "outrageous" and sexualised slogan.The children's dress from an Australian online store has a black tulle skirt, with the message "I'm sexy and I know it" printed on the front.The dress was listed on Australian store OZSALE and can be bought in sizes 3-4 years old.It's advertised as being "beautifully designed clothing for your little one".The item was spotted by Facebook group Let Clothes Be Clothes, who posted a picture of the dress to their page.They wrote: "Sent by a supporter in Australia... Is this THE worst item of clothing on sale to 3 year olds, in the world?...Very very concerning."Parents were disgusted by the slogan.One person commented: " Can't believe anyone even suggested this, let alone it being approved, made, stocked and (I can only presume) bought by anyone!"While another said: "WTAF?????? Who in God's name thought this was a suitable item for a small child??"And another wisely pointed out: "We sexualise little … [Read more...] about Outraged mums blast ‘disgusting’ dress for three-year-olds with the slogan ‘I’m sexy and I know it’
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A CHEEKY letting company advert displaying the nearly bare bums of two women has been branded "inappropriate" and "bad taste".The display on the front of the Hull office shows two women in underwear - each with their hand on the other's bottom - and the slogan "your place or mine?"Some people initially thought an adult shop was opening in the East Yorkshire town, when they first saw the images.The large pictures completely cover the main window of the Avenue-Lets.com office and shows the women from the waist down.Critics of the pictures have said they find the adverts to be "objectifying women in order to sell students a bit of accommodation".Liberal democrat councillor Mike Ross said: "I have received several complaints about the adverts, and I would say businesses need to think carefully about using advertisements to show exactly what it is they are selling."It is something that has definitely got the residents talking."One resident said: "I hope to bring my sons up to respect … [Read more...] about Saucy Hull student accommodation advert showing women’s bare bums alongside ‘Your place or mine?’ slogan is branded ‘inappropriate’ and ‘bad taste’
HOLIDAYS are full of choices – such as which sunbed to lay on and whether to drink a mojito or a piña colada.But Cuba throws up more options than most Caribbean islands.Like its neighbours, it has the glitzy, all-inclusive resorts, where holidaymakers lounge on the beach and queue at all-you-can-eat buffets.Unlike them, it’s also a functioning Communist country, where the typical Comrade earns £19 a month.Previously, the capital of Havana was the obvious entry point into the country.From there it was a long schlep by bus — over two hours — along bumpy roads to a resort such as Varadero.But increasingly, airlines are flying direct to the resorts as well, making it easier to see both sides of the country.Varadero is paradise, but it’s not the real Cuba. Sipping a neon blue cocktail by the pool as a conga line — the dance was invented in Cuba — snakes past, you could be anywhere in the Caribbean.The all-inclusive Iberostar Resort on the … [Read more...] about What side of Cuba do you visit? The all-inclusive resorts and gorgeous beaches or the communist island where comrades earns £19 a month
A TATTOO addict got the words “nothing to lose” in Russian etched across his face – because he couldn’t get the slogan out of his head.Nikolay Markelov, 22, who already has a couple of small tattoos on his face, decided to get the extreme inking done on a whim – but he said he has no regrets.Footage shows him calmly lying down in a tattoo parlour in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk in central Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Krai region.In the clip, a tattoo artist applies the huge Russian lettering around his mouth, chin and cheeks.Nikolay, who was in the tattoo parlour when the idea came to him, said: “I thought, why should I get a small one? I have a bunch of small ones on my face, this is why I have nothing to lose.“This line got stuck in my head and I decided to have it on my face.”The ink lover said he got his first tattoo when he was 18 and has since had dozens more across his body.He said: “I got into it, people pay attention, … [Read more...] about Tattoo addict gets ‘nothing left to lose’ inked across his face because the slogan ‘got stuck in his head’
The northern German city of Lübeck fell under an off-white veil of clouds. The weather forecast promised the sun by late afternoon but failed to deliver. The picturesque Hanseatic port seemed somewhat melancholic, as if in mourning for its great son Günter Grass, who had died the day before. The city streets were deserted. Hardly a car ventured into the compact city center; buses stopped running, shops were deserted, only a few pedestrians were out and about. Instead, there are plenty of police. Some 3,500 officers are here to protect the ministers of the seven largest industrialized countries who have gathered here for their two-day conference. But at noon there was only a small group of demonstrators in the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mostly young people carried red flags and banners in protest against the proposed free trade agreement with the US. A sound truck bore the slogan, "This is our city, not your backdrop." A young speaker on the truck bed … [Read more...] about The G7’s German get-together
At first sight, Doug Saunders, 49, comes across as a stern, severe and rather reserved person, almost a bit stiff. But once the conversation gets going, he warms up. And as soon as his big topic is being discussed – the arrival cities of migrants – he even smiles. Doug Saunders, born in 1967 in Toronto is "The Globe and Mail" newspaper's Europe correspondent. He's received the National Newspaper Award - the counterpart of the Pulitzer Prize - four times, and his first book "Arrival City," received the Donner Prize and was nominated for several others. Research in slums, favelas and in Berlin-Kreuzberg While conducting research for his book "Arrival City" published in 2011, the British-Canadian journalist traveled around the world, visiting the outskirts of 30 mega-cities, among them Brazilian favelas, slums in India and African capitals, as well as the Turkish "gecekondu," which literally translates as buildings "put up overnight." Other stops during his three-year … [Read more...] about Migration expert Doug Saunders on the potential of the ‘Arrival City’
The Munich Security Conference (MSC) is the ideal place to discuss new ideas in a safe space. There is no other occasion where there are that many experts gathered together to talk informally about security policy. German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen used this special forum to present her new concept of "leading from the center" at the beginning of the conference. But her presentation let many people confused. "What is this supposed to mean?" was the question most often heard in the halls of the conference hotel Bayerischer Hof. "It left me with a big question mark," Claudia Roth from the Green Party and vice president of the Bundestag said. "I didn't get it." No more than commonplace wisdom? The explanations that von der Leyen supplied left many of the listerners unsatisfied. The defense minister had talked about Germany's willingness to solve international conflicts together with other countries - this, von der Leyen claimed, was "leading from the center." But this has … [Read more...] about To lead or not to lead?
With the slogan, "Tuko Pamoja" a Swahili word meaning "we are together", leaders of The National Alliance (TNA), United Republican Party (URP), United Democratic Front (UDF) and other small parties, settled on a new party on whose ticket they will use to contest the next elections. The slogan carries the message of unity which Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have always emphasized at different forums. For many years, Kenya has been bogged down by tribalism and splits within political parties which ended in bloody post-election violence in 2008. According to Martin Oloo, a lawyer and political analyst, members of the Jubilee Coalition wanted to have less rivalry and less division within the different party ranks. Therefore, the only way was to break up all the small parties and form one big party. "They have learnt that when you have a coalition you tend to have people pulling around all the time in the interests of their individual parties rather than the … [Read more...] about Kenya: Jubilee Party, uniting or dividing Kenyans?
What a summer! The sun shone on Germany, and the country welcomed guests from across the globe and showed itself in a great light. "A time to make friends" was the slogan emblazoned on Germany flags. And the country actually kept its word: Germany impressed its guests with openness, joy and hospitality. The summer fairy tale, as its known in Germany, was born. But now the tale has to be partially rewritten. According to German magazine "Der Spiegel", the German 2006 World Cup bid committee controlled a "slush fund" of around 13 million deutschmarks (six million euros) which may have been used to bribe four Asian members of the 24-strong FIFA Executive Committee. The vote finished 12:11 in favor of Germany. Decisions don't get any closer. Should the reports from the usually reliable"Spiegel" be proven right, it's clear: without bribes, there would have been no summer fairy tale in 2006. One miracle after another DW sports editor Joscha Weber Fairy tales tell of miraculous events. … [Read more...] about Opinion: The end of the fairy tale
This year's Bayreuth Festival marks the cenntenial of the birth of Wieland Wagner in 1917. The grandson of composer Richard Wagner, Wieland Wagner ran the festival dedicated to his grandfather's operas together with his brother Wolfgang until his early death in 1966 - which led to many years of tension among Wieland and Wolfgang's children. Nike Wagner, one of Wieland Wagner's four children, is currently the director of the annual Beethovenfest in Bonn. She spoke with DW music editor Rick Fulker. DW: Just ahead of the opening of the Bayreuth Festival, an event commemorating the Wieland Wagner centennial took place in the Festspielhaus performance hall - and notably featured music that was not by his grandfather Richard Wagner. This is an extremely rare occurrence in over 140 years of festival history. How did this departure from historical precedent come about? Nike Wagner: My siblings and I devised the program, but not in an act of defiance of Bayreuth traditions … [Read more...] about Nike Wagner opens up on her father’s Nazi ties and a childhood overshadowed by the Bayreuth Festival