Sunday, June 26, 2016
The Union Jack, or Union Flag, is the national flag of the United Kingdom. The flag also has an official or semi-official status in some other Commonwealth realms; for example, it is, by law, an official flag in Canada and known there as the Royal Union Flag. Further, it is used as an official flag in some of the smaller British overseas territories. The Union Jack also appears in the canton (upper left-hand quarter) of the flags of several nations and territories that are former British possessions or dominions.
The claim that the term Union Jack properly refers only to naval usage has been disputed, following historical investigations by the Flag Institute in 2013.
The origins of the earlier flag of Great Britain date back to 1606. James VI of Scotland had inherited the English and Irish thrones in 1603 as James I, thereby uniting the crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland in a personal union, although the three kingdoms remained separate states. On 12 April 1606, a new flag to represent this regal union between England and Scotland was specified in a royal decree, according to which the flag of England (a red cross on a white background, known as St George's Cross), and the flag of Scotland (a white saltire on a blue background, known as the Saltire or St Andrew's Cross), would be joined together, forming the flag of England and Scotland for maritime purposes. King James also began to refer to a "Kingdom of Great Britaine", although the union remained a personal one.
The present design of the Union Flag dates from a Royal proclamation following the union of Great Britain and Ireland in 1801. The flag combines aspects of three older national flags: the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland (which two were united in the first Union Flag), and the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland.
The Slovakia flag was officially adopted on September 1, 1992.
Red, white and blue are traditional Pan-Slavic colors. The centered Slovakian arms features a dominant white cross atop a blue symbolic reference to the country's mountains.
Slovakia's coat of arms is a red shield containing a silver double cross standing on a blue three-peaked mountain. The cross symbolizes the Christian faith of the country, while the blue mountain represents the Tatra, Fatra and Matra ranges
Friday, June 24, 2016
The national flag of the Czech Republic (Czech: státní vlajka České republiky) is the same as the flag of the former Czechoslovakia. Upon the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Republic kept the Czechoslovak flag while the Slovak Republic adopted its own flag. The first flag of Czechoslovakia was based on the coat of arms of Bohemia, and was white over red. This was identical to the Flag of Poland, so a blue triangle was added at the hoist in 1920. The flag was banned by the Nazis in 1939, and a horizontal tricolor of white, red, and blue was enforced. The 1920 flag was restored in 1945.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Colette store is well-known collectors of Coca-Cola over the years they have given collectors the opportunity to purchase limited edition Coca-Cola bottles and boxsets.The Parisian concept store will bring the colors of the Euro 2016 starting in early June. And it starts a partnership with Coca-Cola.
To celebrate the Euro 2016 from June 6 to July 10, Coca-Cola and Colette have collaborated again.
The soccer is so honored in the famous store on Rue Saint-Honoré: an exhibition in homage to Eric Cantona, the collector bottles designed by Maztrone, the Panini album revisited and also broadcast games in the water bar !Thus, a collector bottle Coca-Cola x Colette was created for the occasion.
It is one of the major innovations of Coca for this summer, Muse of great fashion designers or the biggest rock bands and international DJs, the most exclusive and most trendy bottles of the collection in resealable aluminum screw cap will edited version ” Coke classic ” and ” Coca-Cola zero ” with a design by Maztrone created especially for the occasion.
But that’s not all, since album Panini, revisited by Colette and Coca-Cola was born!
Tender nostalgia for some, walking legend for others, the Panini album is a whole section of the history of football and a true ” timeless .” Like every great football competition, the famous Italian brand releases an album with all the competing teams. But at Colette , the rules are always a little different!
This will not be the players, but the stars of design, music, fashion, art, the street or the food scene today who will be the captains of six dream team. And we will find Miss Agnes, Emmanuel Perrotin, Pedro Winter, Jay Smith, Ora Ito and Francois Simon in leaders. In total there will be132 stickers exclusive collectible.
For those interested, know that the products Coca-Cola x Colette will be available from June 6 at Colette and its e-shop !
The flag of Germany is a tricolour consisting of three equal horizontal bands displaying the national colours of Germany: black, red, and gold. The flag was first adopted as the national flag of modern Germany in 1919, during the Weimar Republic.
Germany has two competing traditions of national colours, black-red-gold and black-white-red, which have played an important role in the modern history of Germany. The black-red-gold tricolour first appeared in the early 19th century and achieved prominence during the 1848 Revolutions. The short-lived Frankfurt Parliament of 1848–1850 proposed the tricolour as a flag for a united and democratic German state. With the formation of the Weimar Republic after World War I, the tricolour was adopted as the national flag of Germany. Following World War II, the tricolour was designated as the flag of both West and East Germany in 1949. The two flags were identical until 1959, when the East German flag was augmented with the coat of arms of East Germany. Since reunification on 3 October 1990, the black-red-gold tricolour has become the flag of reunified Germany.
After the Austro-Prussian War in 1866, the Prussian-dominated North German Confederation adopted a tricolour of black-white-red as its flag. This flag later became the flag of the German Empire, formed following the unification of Germany in 1871, and was used until 1918. Black, white, and red were reintroduced as the German national colours with the establishment of Nazi Germany in 1933, replacing German republican colours with imperial colours until the end of World War II.
The colours of the modern flag are associated with the republican democracy formed after World War I, and represent German unity and freedom. During the Weimar Republic, the black-red-gold colours were the colours of the democratic, centrist, and republican political parties, as seen in the name of Reichsbanner Schwarz-Rot-Gold, formed by members of the Social Democratic, the Centre, and the Democratic parties to defend the republic against extremists on the right and left.
The national flag of France is a tricolour flag featuring three vertical bands coloured blue (hoist side), white, and red. It is known to English speakers as the French Tricolour or simply the Tricolour (French: Tricolore).
The royal government used many flags, the best known being a blue shield and gold fleur-de-lis (the Royal Arms of France) on a white background, or state flag. Early in the French Revolution, the Paris militia, which played a prominent role in the storming of the Bastille, wore a cockade of blue and red, the city's traditional colours. According to Lafayette, white, the "ancient French colour", was added to the militia cockade to create a tricolour, or national, cockade. This cockade became part of the uniform of the National Guard, which succeeded the militia and was commanded by Lafayette. The colours and design of the cockade are the basis of the Tricolour flag, adopted in 1790. The only difference was that the 1790 flag's colours were reversed. A modified design by Jacques-Louis David was adopted in 1794. The royal white flag was used during the Bourbon restoration from 1815 to 1830; the tricolour was brought back into use after the July Revolution and has been used ever since 1830.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Fashion lovers rejoice, Diet Coke can officially announce it is partnering with the highly anticipated ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie’ from Fox Searchlight Pictures, which releases in cinemas nationwide on 1 July.
To celebrate, the iconic soft drinks brand has unveiled limited-edition Diet Coke Absolutely Fabulous themed packs. And they’re just as fab as you imagined, sweetie darling.
Fabulous taste, darling!
Inspired by the glitz and glamour of the much-loved British comedy, a striking image of Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley back in action as the stylish duo, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone, decorates the limited-edition pack designs.
Cool, refreshing and Absolutely Fabulous, limited-edition Diet Coke Absolutely Fabulous packs are available across the full Diet Coke range nationwide from mid-June, while stocks last. An Absolutely Fabulous limited-edition 250ml Alu bottle will also be available from Liberty London and Boots stores nationwide to mark the launch of the film.
The partnership will be supported by in-store point of sale, an outdoor advertising campaign, PR, radio and digital.
Jennifer Saunders said: "Just like 'Absolutely Fabulous The Movie', Diet Coke oozes glitz and glamour so I'm really excited about the partnership and can't wait to enjoy a 'Diet Coke break' with the limited-edition product!”
Bobby Brittain, Marketing Director, Coca-Cola Great Britain said, “As one of this summer's most anticipated films, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is the ultimate partnership for Diet Coke. Many of our Diet Coke drinkers grew up watching the iconic British comedy on television so we feel very excited about the collaboration and look forward to celebrating the film with our Diet Coke Absolutely Fabulous themed packs. The two brands’ target demographics mirror each other perfectly, making the pair an ideal double act."
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie will be released in cinemas nationwide on 1 July.
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About Coca-Cola Great Britain
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About Diet Coke
Diet Coke is the world’s #1 diet soft drink
It has a global value of over $11 billion
It is sold in 167 markets
A total of 2.7 billion people in Europe have consumed Diet Coke since its launch in 1983
Over 7 billion people have enjoyed 336 billion litres of Diet Coke globally over the past three decades
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About Fox Searchlight Pictures
Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of 21st Century Fox.
About Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, Eddy and Patsy become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forevermore! RELEASE DATE UK cinemas - 1st July 2016.
Absolutely Fabulous is a trademark of the BBC/Saunders & French Productions Ltd
© 2016 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Fabulous taste, darling! To celebrate the nationwide cinema release of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie on 1 July, refreshingly fabulous limited-edition Diet Coke ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ packs are available across the full Diet Coke range. In stores nationwide from mid-June, while stocks last.