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Daily Visual 30.09.15: Ralph Lauren Steps Down as CEO

Ralph Lauren has announced that he will step down as chief executive of the fashion company he founded in 1967. While he will remain executive chairman and chief creative officer of the Ralph Lauren Corporation, the role of chief executive will pass in November to Stefan Larsson. Larsson, from Sweden, spent almost fifteen years at H&M before becoming global president of the…

Daily Visual 28.09.15: Evidence Liquid Water Flows on Mars

In a highly anticipated announcement made on Monday morning, NASA scientists unveiled the strongest evidence yet that, under certain circumstances, liquid water flows on Mars. The findings come from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which was launched on 12 August 2005, and attained Martian orbit on 10 March 2006. The MRO contains scientific instruments including cameras, spectrometers, and radar, which together…

Daily Visual 23.09.15: The Death of Yogi Berra

The death of Yogi Berra was announced on 23 September, after the Baseball Hall of Famer and legendary New York Yankee passed away in his sleep late on 22 September at his New Jersey home – 69 years to the day after his Major League Baseball debut. Yogi Berra was 90 years old. Born on 12 May 1925 in St. Louis,…

Daily Visual 16.09.15: Ibra’s Flick & Champions League Recap

The first matchday of the 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group stage took place across the evenings of Tuesday and Wednesday, 15-16 September. While there were several contenders for the best goal of these first set of fixtures – a magnificent strike from just inside the Barcelona half by Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi, which sailed from the right touchline directly over the head…

Daily Visual 14.09.15: Temporary Border Controls in Schengen

Following the example set by Germany on Sunday afternoon, on Monday other EU states imposed temporary border measures in response to the number of refugees moving across Europe seeking asylum. Most first cross the Mediterranean Sea or southeast Europe, with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees stating earlier this month that 71% originate from Syria, Afghanistan, and Eritrea, the sites…

Daily Visual 12.09.15: Jeremy Corbyn Elected Labour Leader

On Saturday Jeremy Corbyn was elected the new leader of the Labour Party. The election was triggered on the morning of 8 May, hours after the close of the 2015 general election, when a defeated Ed Miliband – who had seen his party lose 26 seats on their result from 2010, taking a total of 232 seats to the Conservatives’ decisive 330 –…

Daily Visual 11.09.15: Diamond League Finals

Friday night in Brussels – officially the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme – saw the final IAAF Diamond League meet of the 2015 athletics season. The climax of the Diamond League is in fact split over a couple of meets, with half of the contested disciplines concluding just over a week ago, on 3 September in Zurich, and the other half reaching…

Daily Visual 31.08.15: Van Morrison Down On Cyprus Avenue

Today was Van Morrison’s 70th birthday, and he celebrated the occasion by performing two concerts on Cyprus Avenue, the leafy street in east Belfast made famous by his 1968 album Astral Weeks. The street provides the title for ‘Cyprus Avenue’, in whose anxiously surging seven minutes a man waits desperately for a glimpse of his ‘lady’, a fourteen-year-old girl with rainbow ribbons in…

Daily Visual 27.08.15: Tyler, The Creator Banned from the UK

On Monday, Tyler, The Creator announced the cancellation of four imminent tour dates across the UK and Ireland. The rapper, producer, and former leader of the Odd Future collective was due to perform in Belfast on Tuesday night, in Dublin on Wednesday, at the Leeds Festival on Friday, and at the Reading Festival on Sunday. DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES I WONT…