Macy’s spoiler alert! Colorful floats, a huge turkey and spectacular costumes bring some holiday cheer to New York City as performers pre-tape this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker and includes a slew of celebrity appearances, as usual, including names like Jimmy Fallon and The Roots; Karol G; Tori Kelly; Patti LaBelle; Ella Mai; Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier; Lauren Alaina; Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus; Ally Brooke; Sofia Carson; CNCO; the cast […]

New Parliament brings old debates as Judith Collins and Jacinda Ardern fail to shift dial on first day back

“I will forever find it galling to be lectured by the Leader of the Opposition who left us a housing crisis, denied it was a housing crisis, and, I have to say, whose major response to that housing crisis – their major response to the housing crisis – was to sell state houses, to cut […]

COVID-19: Five posts to bring a smile to your face

The weekend is almost here. It’s been months since we have been confined to our homes, (and with good reason) and the coronavirus threat is still very much in our midst. All of it out together can be a bit of a downer. That’s where we hope we can bring in some cheer. While it […]

‘Is anybody in there?’ Life on the inside as a locked-in patient

Though Jake isn’t allowed visitors at Tewksbury, where lockdown measures remain in place, he keeps busy, recording videos warning viewers about the disastrous effects of heroin use and offering unique insight into the day-by-day process of recovering from a debilitating brain disease. In a recent video filmed on his 32nd birthday, Jake sits in front […]

Amazon fined for not displaying mandatory info about products

The provision of declaration of ‘country of origin’ has been in place since January 2018 for all manufacturers, importers, packers and e-commerce players. The commerce ministry has now been asked to ensure that e-commerce players too comply with this rule strictly, he had said.

Trump sticks to his themes and expects Congress to go along

But with almost all 535 members of Congress jammed into the House chambers, along with Cabinet members, Supreme Court justices, military leaders, the presidential staff, guests and dignitaries, the difference was more semantics than reality. And everyone there, along with the millions watching on television, was waiting to hear Trump’s speech laying out his plans […]

Rochelle Humes’ extravagant Christmas decorations as she shares snaps of lavish home

The busy mum-of-three, who recently welcomed baby boy Blake with husband Marvin, took to Insagram to reveal that she simply couldn’t wait any longer to deck out her home with tinsel and holly.

Design news for November

Home is where the art is Last year, Yinka Ilori’s focus was large-scale architectural projects. The British-Nigerian designer created a skate park in Lille, the Colour Palace pavilion in Dulwich for the 2019 London Architecture Festival and cheered up a gloomy underpass in south London for local residents. But, like most of us, 2020 has […]

7-Eleven teams up with 8 popular Sanrio characters to launch a Mini Pouch Collectible Programme “Little Baubles of Joy”

The series comprises of eight Mini Pouches each featuring a different beloved Sanrio character including Hello Kitty, My Melody, Pompompurin (Pudding Dog), Kerokerokeroppi, Ahiru no Pekkle (AP Duck), Little Twin Stars, Bad Badtz-Maru (XO) and Cinnamoroll. Made from high-grade silicone, each pouch is specially coated so are soft and smooth to the touch but also […]

A retirement community project in Coimbatore revisits traditional architecture designs

Dhinakar says the project took off when he started looking for a retirement home for his mother. “Retirement communities abroad pack in a lot of fun. I frequented some in the suburbs of Malden, Massachusetts, during my stay in Boston,” says Dhinakar adding how watched the community play pétanque, basketball, croquet and frisbee. He adds, […]