SOME of the more spectacular events of the week.
Fear The Walking Dead
LITTLE is known about the Chimbu tribe of Papua New Guinea. They are a small community ensconced high up, 2 400m, within the island’s verdant peaks and contact was only made with them in 1934. What we do know of them is that they hold a ‘Sing Sing’ festival of sorts from time to time, of which the original purpose was to scare off their enemies. Nowadays various offshoots of the people paint themselves to a skeletal likeness and various tribes then get together to celebrate this part of their heritage.
The Second Wave
A CRISIS is on our hands – two countries are trying to keep wave after wave of Guatemalans and Hondurans at bay as they seek a better living. The latest is that a group of migrants calling themselves ‘the second caravan’ clashed with Mexican authorities at that country’s border. Wave after wave of Central American migrants seeking a better life in the US (among other territories) broke the fence at a
Mexican border post – one migrant lost his life during the skirmish.
Creeping It Real
THE jury’s still out on whether one should or should not dress up or not – barring winter coats, but most of our canine friends seem unbothered most of the time. New York, as we know, is an eccentric place and, for it, the pooches of the Big Apple need to put up with their owner’s said eccentricities year after year. In fact, they’ve had to do so for 28 years; the 28th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in East River Park in New York saw hundreds of dogs dressed up in fangtastic outfits. This here is Xolo, dressed up as the late Joey Ramone of the punk rock band, The Ramones.
BRAZIL has a verdict and more than half the population is happy about it. Millions upon millions voted for and saw presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro being voted into office after a second round of voting. Bolsonaro won the presidential election in Brazil with a 55.54 percent of the vote and will supplant Michel Temer in January 2022 – only. Bolsonaro is of a far-right stance. For a highly religious country this may seem just like the correct medicine.
WE so often focus solely on the three major sports in this country that nothing else ever receives all that much coverage. Golf and the odd alternative tournament may see an article or two written about them, but tennis as a whole is not all that popular in South Africa. It is, however, thanks to one man, changing rather swiftly. Kevin Anderson may be based in the US of late but he is single-handedly transforming the tennis landscape in the country; no less so with his recent victory at the Erste Bank Open ATP tennis tournament in Vienna. It might again become the popular sport it deserves to be thanks to him.