The week that was 1st March 2014
Some wonderful sporting victories and the Oscars grabbing our attention
The Google doodle always captures the attention of the world given their sheer audience. Occasionally they will feature somebody that few people knew about before Google decided to mark their day in history. This week it was the turn of the Victorian Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning who was born 208 years ago this week. In a sign of the times she was one of twelve children and suffered a great illness during her early years which lead to frailty in her youth and later years. If she is an inspiration to you might like to know that we have many images featuring her likeness as well as one of her signature.
One more Bitcoin was in the news following the announcement that the Japanese government have followed the lead of other national powers in stating that the cryptocurrency wasn't a legal currency in the country. Should you require Bitcoin images then we have main listed available to license or produce wall art from.
Crufts 2014 also got underway at the NEC in Birmingham and featured a wide variety of canines of all shapes and sizes. If you are interested in images from previous Crufts events then we have a good selection which can be found here.
Kim Novak's appearance at the Oscars showed just how fickle the celebrity press can be when they commented on her changing appearance from the heights of appearing in Vertigo to her more aged appearance now. In a juxtaposition worthy of any Oscar-winning film, Sidney Poitier received a standing ovation when he presented the Best Actor award and Mathew McConaughey won the Best Actor award for his performance as Ron Woodroof in The Dallas Buyers Club. And who can forget the Ellen DeGeneres start-studded selfie featuring Bradley Cooper et al?
This week also saw the start of the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa which has attracted much of the world's media attention, with the newsgathering agency’s other eye seemingly focused on the events in Crimea and the plans of Vladimir Putin and his forces.
In the sporting world we had the fantastic triumph of David DeGale against Gevorg Khatchikian which allowed him to move towards fighting for a world boxing title. Also Raheem Sterling was featured prominently on the back pages and sports websites following a stellar display for England against Denmark and is likely to be featured in Roy Hodgson's squad for the World Cup in Brazil. And Joanna Rowsell took Gold in the individual pursuit at the Track World Cycling Championships.
Derek, 1st March 2014