The Weekend Roundup: The World Goes On
We look at UK, Europe, America and Singapore for the best and the worst over the weekend.
1 | Politics: Brexit
What can we say that hasn’t been written at length about UK’s exit from the European Union? The Prime Minister resigned, the British pound is freefalling, the English are forced to renegotiate all trade deals and EU-residents living in the UK are in danger of having to leave or face racists and xenophobic-driven attacks from nationalists. That said, it’s important to note that the referendum is not legally binding. Even if UK invoke Article 50—which establishes the procedures for a member state to withdraw from the EU—it will take another 2 years for it to take effect.
2 | Sports: Euro 2016
After the round of 16 over the weekend, six teams have qualified for the quarter-final. Poland will meet Portugal, Wales will meet Belgium, France might meet either England or Iceland and Germany might meet either Italy or Spain in what looks like a titanic clash. We are going to miss those jovial Irish fans.
3 | Media: Bill Cunningham, iconic Times fashion photographer dies at 87
Long before the Tommy Tons and Scott Schumans made street style photography a living and breathing beast on its own, The Times’ Bill Cunningham has been doing it for the past 40 years. His methodology was simple: roam the streets of New York with his bicycle to snap images of the city’s most stylish personas. The French government bestowed the Legion of Honor on him and a life-size mannequin can be found in New York. Cunningham died from a stroke and is survived by his glorious body of work.
4 | Music: JJ Lin bags two wins at the 27th Golden Melody Awards
Singaporean singer-songwriter won Best Male Mandarin Singer and Best Composer in the coveted Golden Melody Awards. This is the third time Lin has bagged the Best Singer award having won in 2010 and 2011. Esquire Singapore will be talking to you shortly.
5 | Monday latest: Copa America 2016
Here’s a quick one from this morning’s game. Chile has successful defended its Copa America title after beating Argentina in penalties. This came after a scoreless game. Argentina has gone on without a major trophy in 23 years.