Posts Tagged ‘iconic’

Iconic Greek Pop Singer Dakis Passed Away

Iconic Greek pop singer Dakis has passed away at the age of 78, Loukila Carrer Plessa confirmed Sunday morning on Twitter. Read the full story on

The World As It Once Was: The Shifting Baseline In Iconic Megafauna

Centuries of trophy and commercial hunting, isolation in captivity and poaching, have caused a baseline shift in the perception of iconic megafauna such as Asian and African elephants, which should actually be benchmarked with their species of 3,500 and 150 years ago, respectively. The shifting baseline syndrome can be defined as “ a gradual change […]

‘Israel and the Zionist enterprise were born in sin’, says heir to an iconic Zionist family

In a remarkable political conversion, Yaakov Sharett, the heir to an iconic Zionist family and son of Israel’s second Prime Minister, Moshe Sharett, has turned his back on the founding ideology of the occupation state. “The State of Israel and the Zionist enterprise were born in sin,” said Sharett in an interview with Haaretz. The […]

France says goodbye to iconic New Wave actor Jean-Paul Belmondo in national tribute

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday paid a national tribute to movie giant Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died on Monday at the age of 88. The ceremony was hosted at the Hotel des Invalides, which had been turned into an open-air cinema. A thousand people accompanied the actor’s family and his grandchildren in their grief. Against […]

N.Y. synagogue illustrates iconic Jewish psalm with pictures of occupied Jerusalem

We keep an eye on Jewish institutions that conflate the Jewish religion and Zionism, and here’s a glaring example. In the month leading up to the High Holidays, it is Jewish tradition to recite Psalm 27 every day. The psalm is about a person seeking salvation through oneness with the Lord. Its verses includes a […]

The 7 Most Iconic Christian Fashions

Brought to you by: If there’s anything Christianity is known for, it’s being on the cutting edge of music, pop culture, and fashion. For hundreds of years, people have looked to Christianity for guidance in everything that’s cool!  Let’s take a look back at the coolest and most iconic Christian fashion choices ever! 1) The […]

Soweto skateboarders speed down iconic street to celebrate Youth Day in South Africa

Dozens of skateboards take over Vilakazi street in Soweto to celebrate Youth Day, the South African public holiday marking the anniversary of the Soweto uprising in 1976. The Soweto Skateboard Society organised the event, known as “bombing” in the sports jargon, meaning high-speed downhill on city streets. Source

Antoni Gaudi’s iconic church in Barcelona reopens to the public

The iconic Sagrada Familia basilica reopened in Barcelona on Saturday after a protracted period of closure due to COVID-19. The second most-visited church in Spain is still operating with limited visiting hours. Despite this, more than 1,000 tickets are being sold online every hour. It’s not just tourists snapping up tickets to the famous attraction, […]

Iconic New York tower bans solo visitors in a bid to cut down suicides

The Vessel, an iconic New York tower that witnessed a series of suicides since its opening in 2019, has now banned solo visitors and beefed up security measures to avoid any such incident. In January, 2021, the Vessel at Hudson Yards in New York City had closed after the third suicide. On Friday, the 150-feet-high art […]

An unpretentious Passover seder inspired by Tel Aviv’s iconic Levinsky Market

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source

Iconic “Greek Slave” Statue Depicts Orphaned Girl from Greece’s Psara

“The Greek Slave,” depicting Psara native Garifallia Mohalbi, in the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Credit:Karl Thomas Moore/ Wikimedia Commons/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International The iconic statue named the “Greek Slave,” created by the US sculptor Hiram Powers represents the incredible but true story of one of the more horrific chapters in Greek history, […]

COVID-19 forces closure of iconic beaches in Rio de Janeiro and Miami

Rio de Janeiro’s iconic beaches were closed to the public on Saturday for the first time since they reopened in July 2020, as authorities are looking to curb a recent spike in numbers of hospitalisations with the health system already working at full capacity. On Friday, municipal Health Secretary Daniel Soranz announced the new restrictions […]

Jerusalem cops remove iconic protest statue with demonstrators chained to base

Jerusalem police removed on Sunday morning a statue of an iconic image of an anti-Netanyahu protester, which was erected the night before as part of the 20,000 person demonstration against the premier. The Jerusalem municipality said in a statement that the statue was erected without a permit and posed a safety hazard, including to demonstrators. […]

From RBG’s iconic collar to E.T.: Inside Israel’s newly renovated Museum of the Jewish People

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source

Iconic Berlin department store KaDeWe issues ONE-HOUR TICKETS to shoppers amid coronavirus restrictions

Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), the iconic department store which opened its doors in Berlin in 1907, has begun issuing tickets to shoppers, allowing them access to the store in hourly slots to help slow the spread of Covid-19. Before the coronavirus pandemic hit, Germans and tourists could simply walk into KaDeWe to browse the goods […]

Indian police evacuate iconic Taj Mahal after bomb threat

A bomb disposal squad has been deployed to Indian national treasure, the Taj Mahal after a phone tip. The police say they are “99 percent” sure it was merely a prank call, but had to act as a precaution. Tourists were evacuated from the world-famous palace in Agra on Thursday morning following the anonymous bomb […]

‘Iconic!’: NASA’s Perseverance sends first pictures after Mars landing

NASA’s Mars landing team was on “cloud nine” Friday after getting the first close-up pictures of a rover descending to the dusty red surface. The best photo was released less than 24 hours after the Perseverance rover successfully touched down near an ancient river delta. Perseverance can be seen in stunning detail just 6 1/2 […]

Paris to shut iconic bird market over animal welfare concerns

The Council of Paris voted to prohibit the sale of birds and other live animals, as the French capital’s famous bird market near Notre-Dame Cathedral faces closure over animal welfare concerns. Paris City Hall made the decision as officials felt that the birds were being held in crowded conditions, and that the animals’ needs and […]

Larry King, Iconic TV Interviewer, Dies at 87

Larry King, one of the most formidable interviewers on television, passed away on Saturday at the age of 87. King began his broadcasting career in 1957 at a Miami radio station. He moved to television in 1960 but continued his radio career with the Larry King Show from 1978 to 1994. King became famous worldwide as the […]

Statue of anti-Netanyahu protestor based on iconic image moved to Tel Aviv

A statue inspired by an iconic photo of a demonstrator against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was installed in Tel Aviv on Thursday after the Jerusalem municipality took it down from its original location near the premier’s residence. The sculpture, which is based on a picture of a protestor holding Israel’s national flag against a stream […]

Trailing the Mayflower – The Iconic Ship of a Pilgrim Voyage to the New World

One of the most famous voyages from England to Virginia was on the Mayflower. This ship became the symbol of the search for a new life and pilgrimage to the New World in the 17th century. 2020 marks the 400 year anniversary of this historic vessel’s iconic voyage. The origins of the Mayflower are uncertain […]

Half of NYC’s Iconic Restaurants and Bars to Permanently Close Due to Draconian Shutdown

Half of all New York City bars and restaurants could close permanently within the next six months due to the harsh coronavirus restrictions in place, a new audit released by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said. “The industry is challenging under the best of circumstances, and many eateries operate on tight margins,” said DiNapoli. “Now, they face an […]

Facebook apologizes for censoring nude breasts from iconic French liberty goddess painting

     Facebook has apologized for censoring a play advertisement featuring a bare-breasted woman from Eugene Delacroix’s legendary French Revolution painting, which the social media giant called inappropriate. The social media network raised eyebrows recently after its no-nudity policy seemed to go too far once again. Designed to stop pornography and abuse, the policy led to […]

Goodbye ‘Satan’: Russia to get rid of iconic ICBM & get top replacement

Russia unveils first image of prospective ICBM set to replace ‘Satan’ missile “It [Satan missile] is at the end of its life span, and we are about to start discarding that missile,” Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yury Borisov said. Borisov did not elaborate on the exact model though. Six modifications have been developed since its […]

Israel’s tax, land measures force closure of Palestine’s iconic church

Press TV – In a rare move, church leaders in Palestine have closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds to express dissent against new Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law which they say is an attack on Christians in the Holy Land. In a press conference […]

Evacuation after fire breaks out at iconic Moscow hotel

The emergency services said 230 people have been evacuated from the hotel after the fire broke out, RIA Novosti reported. The blaze reportedly started on the 15th floor and was given a ‘second rating’ of difficulty by firefighters before being downgraded after it was no longer posing a threat of spreading throughout the building. The […]

Israel to charge iconic Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi

The iconic 16-year old Palestinian teen Ahed al-Tamimi, who has fearlessly stood up to Israeli military occupation numerous times, is facing charges at an Israeli military court. At a hearing held on Thursday the Israeli Ofer Prison, Israeli prosecutors announced their decision to indict the young “heroine” on charges that include aggravated assault and insulting a soldier. Israeli […]

The Iconic Green Code In The Matrix Has Been Deciphered

The Matrix might be almost 20 years old now, but it remains one of the most iconic trilogies of the late 20th century/early 21st century and with good reason – its unique blend of sci-fi action really sets it apart from other movies of the time. Of course, everyone knows that The Matrix was a […]

Mandela’s iconic Rivonia speech set for digital release

For the first time, the full proceedings of the trial will be available to listen to, giving fresh insight into the infamous hearings that were condemned by the United Nations Security Council and saw Mandela and other ANC members sentenced to life in prison. READ MORE: Watch Nelson Mandela’s 1st TV interview ever, just unearthed by […]

‘Hojaji glorified Iran with his iconic martyrdom’: Leader

MNA – The Leader of Islamic Revolution said God almighty glorified and endeared Iran through the iconic martyrdom of Mohsen Hojaji who is now a symbol of courage for revolutionary young generation. Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a meeting with the family of iconic Martyr Mohsen Hojaji who gave his life in […]

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