True Religion Now Open in South Africa

True ReligionTrue Religion clothing is made for and by people who don’t follow trends, they set them. It’s a full lifestyle brand with a range of denim offerings for men, women and children, plus knit and woven sportswear, accessories and fragrance.

True Religion offers a wide range of styles in nearly every category and embraces the motto “It’s all about the fit, trendsetting elements such as thicker threads in a multitude of colors, lock seams and customization of oversized hardware in a variety of novelty styles.

True Religion main emphasis is on quality, style, undeniable great fit, uniqueness and comfort.

The brand has continued to lead the premium denim market with global expansion and is currently sold at 125 standalone stores worldwide and is distributed to 50 countries on six continents.



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All-Time Greats Cristiano Ronaldo and Pelé for Emirates Football

0Who is the greatest footballer of all time? Join two football greats, Pelé and Cristiano Ronaldo as they connect with fans in the Emirates A380 Onboard Lounge.

Everyone has a favourite player, and in our new video fans meet theirs as they fly Emirates. Emirates is connecting fans with their passions in the run-up to the FIFA World Cup hosted this summer in Brazil, where fans will see some of the greatest footballers in action.



One World, One Game – Brasil (Brazil), Everyone’s Invited

The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil is approaching fast. The FIFA World Cup™ isn’t just about one country though, it truly is the World’s Cup! To celebrate fans of the greatest football event on Earth, FIFA & Coca-Cola are inviting the world to Brazil for this historic event.

Young men and women from cities and communities around the world were invited to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil by Coca-Cola. From an isolated community in the Amazon in Brasil, to the forgotten city of Ramallah, Palestine, Eastern Europe, and the tsunami affected area of Otsuchi, Japan. Because the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ is truly the World’s Cup and everyone is invited!

Watch as a group of young footballers from small towns and cities around the world receive a once in a lifetime invitation from Coca-Cola to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil.

One photo is all you need to be a part of 2014 FIFA World Cup™ history. Post your ‘soccer selfie’ now:

This Powerful Driving-Safety Ad Will Give You Goosebumps

It seems like it’s hard to find a new way to tell drivers to be more careful, but this ad from New Zealand manages to do just that.

The public-service announcement, from NZ Transport Agency, dissects an accident by freezing the moment before impact. A man who pulled out of an intersection too fast pleads for his life and that of his son. The request falls on deaf ears, though. “I’m going too fast,” replies the driver of the oncoming car. The point: Other drivers make mistakes, too, so be careful.



We at Merloni commit to honour the Earth

WWF - Earth Hour


Earth Hour, a World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) initiative, started in Sydney, Australia, in 2007 when 2.2 million households turned off their lights for one hour to make a stand against climate change. Today, Earth Hour is so much more than simply switching off lights for an hour once a year. It’s a growing international movement of citizen-driven action for the environment.

The impetus of Earth Hour is to turn awareness into action beyond the hour. This year’s campaign culminates on Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 8.30pm when South Africa joins others around the world – individuals and organisations – in turning off the lights for an hour as an act of symbolic unity. It is a time to reflect on, renew and celebrate your commitments to protecting our planet beyond the hour.

We at Merloni commit to honour the Earth by thinking about the choices we make around our food, water and energy use, and our impact on the environment. The power of choice is in our hands through our everyday commitments and consumer preferences.

Create your promise to honour the Earth, show your commitment to the planet, help us spread the word and celebrate in the true spirit of Earth Hour on Saturday 29 March 2014, 8.30pm. Use your power through your everyday commitments and consumer selection. Talk, tweet, share and take action for our Earth. #EarthHourZA

This Oscar Pistorius ad is the ‘most complained about ad of all time’

London – The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority is standing by their decision to pull a controversial ad featuring Oscar Pistorius, Huffington Post reported.
According to the ASA  the ad has received a record breaking amount of complaints making it “the most complained about ad of all time.”
The ad, by online betting site Paddypower, features Oscar Pistorius as an Academy Award-statuette with the words; “It’s Oscar time. Money back if he walks”.
Not only does the ad make fun of Oscar’s disability but it also jokes about a murder case.
Although they have received an unprecedented amount of complaints, Paddypower defended the ad saying it is only a reflection of public interest.

The controversial ad: 



Zuma calls on youth to help move SA forward

3 March 2014

his-excellency-the-president-of-the-republic-of-south-africa-mr-jacob-g-zumaPresident Jacob Zuma has called on young South Africans to dream big and to help the country move towards meaningful economic emancipation, saying that youth development and empowerment was “critical to the success of our democracy”.

“You must dream about a prosperous South Africa; we dreamt about freedom and it happened,” Zuma said in his address to the Presidential Youth Indaba on Jobs and Skills in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg on Sunday.

Zuma said the government was investing heavily in education and skills development, which were key to enabling young peopleto run the country’s economy.

“To date over 8 000 youth have been assisted to rewrite their matric,” he said. “The results in 2013 were an impressive 78% pass rate.

“At the level of higher education, 12% of our population now hold a postgraduate qualification, up from 7% in 1996. Student enrolments at colleges have increased by 90%. There are increases in enrolments at universities and universities of technology as well.

Zuma said South Africa had to build an inclusive economy that created jobs, but importantly also one that reflected the demographics of the country. He said the ownership, control and management of the economy had to be changed, working with business, labour and the community sector.

While ownership of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange had changed only slightly since 1994, Zuma welcomed the fact that over R600-billion in black economic empowerment transactions had been recorded since 1995, while the percentage of black people and women in senior management had increased from less than 10% in the 1990s to over 40% today.

National Development Plan

Zuma asked the young conference delegates to start thinking about their contribution to growing an inclusive economy and to moving the country forward, and to familiarise themselves with the government’s long-term strategy for job creation and poverty reduction, the National Development Plan (NDP),

“Within the NDP are some instruments that we want you to know and understand very well as young people,” he said.

The President noted that the youth had pointed out issues of concern, such as work experience and finding the first funding to become an entrepreneur, adding that he was pleased that the heads of funding agencies like the Small Enterprise Finance Agency (Sefa) were in attendance at the Indaba.

In the past year, the Industrial Development Cooperation (IDC) and Sefa had approved funding of more than R160-million for young entrepreneurs.

Zuma also noted that the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) had created 3.7-million work opportunities between April 2009 and September 2013, while 277 out of the country’s 278 municipalities had signed protocol agreements committing them to achieving their EPWP targets.

The EPWP targets women and the youth, with 54% women and 50% youth making up the participants in the programme.


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