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Tan quotes JFK after reverting Cardiff's colours to blue

Tan has made Cardiff's home shirt blue again. Credit: PA

Cardiff owner Vincent Tan has announced the club will revert to their traditional blue home kit with immediate effect.

The Welsh club posted the following statement on their website in which Tan paraphrases former American president John F. Kennedy:

To paraphrase John F. Kennedy, 'Let us never compromise out of fear. But let us never fear to compromise.'

My wish is to unite and make the club successful and in order to achieve this I fully support the board's decision to implement the following changes:

Starting from Saturday, January 10 2015 and until the end of this season, our home kit shall be blue. Our away kit shall be red. I would like to thank the Football League for their approval to facilitate my request.

For the 2015-16 season, Cardiff's home kit colour shall be blue. Our away kit colour shall be red.

The challenge ahead for us is enormous and I truly believe we will overcome these obstacles as a united club. I believe with divine blessings, Cardiff City Football Club will achieve great success.

– Cardiff owner Vincent Tan.


Dallas ceremony marks JFK assassination

Thousands stand during the US national anthem in a ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg.

Thousands of people endured the rain and cold in downtown Dallas to mark the exact moments 50 years ago when President John F. Kennedy was shot dead.

The Dallas Police Department Honorary Colour Guard and the US Naval Academy Men's Glee Club attend the ceremony in downtown Dalla. Credit: Reuters/Jim Bourg.

A sombre tolling of bells and started the ceremony, before those assembled observed a minute silence, followed by a rendition of "America the Beautiful."

Bishop: We 'suffered' after the 'shock and horror' of JFK assassination

Bishop Kevin K. Farrell, of the the Catholic Dioceses of Dallas, speaking at the Commemoration of the assassination of JFK, said that the city had "suffered" following the shooting that had "shock and horrified" the nation.

He said: "Today we lift up our hearts and minds... from the horrible tragedy enacted in this place. From the cruel suffering that was born on this hill.

"From the shock and horror that gripped our nation, and from the years when we, as citizens of this city, suffered and were implicated by the gun shot by one man, that killed a President, in whom many of us had set our hopes and dreams for a better America."

Kennedy family remember JFK

Members of the Kennedy family and mourners have laid a wreath and red roses on the grave of the JFK as memorial services marking the 50th anniversary of the President take place across America.

Soldiers retired the colours at JFK's grave as part of the memorial service. Credit: ITV

Two bagpipers marked the start of the solemn memorial at Kennedy's grave in Arlington Cemetery in Virginia this morning.

Members of the Kennedy family pay their respects. Credit: ITV

Members of the Kennedy family laid red roses on the gravesite, which is also the final resting place of his wife Jacqueline and two of their children.


US ambassador thanks Britain for its 'generosity'

Images of the memorial service in Surrey commemorating the assassination of John F Kennedy have been tweeted by the American ambassador to Britain.

American ambassador Matthew Barzun and President Kennedy's granddaughter Tatiana pay homage to JFK. Credit: Twitter/@Matthew Barzun

In his tweets, Matthew Barzun said President Kennedy's legacy was "the antidote to cynicism or doubt" and encouraged supporters to "keep conviction and hope alive in his honour".

The acre of land the JFK memorial site lies on was gifted to America. Credit: Twitter/@MatthewBarzun

He praised Britain's "generosity" for building the 1965 memorial, which he described as "a part of England that will be forever America".

Britain commemorates President Kennedy

Britain has marked the death of JFK with a simple wreath-laying ceremony at the President Kennedy memorial in Runnymede.

Barzun and Kennedy with the oak sapling. Credit: ITV

Kennedy's granddaughter Tatiana and American ambassador Barzun planted an oak sapling in memory of the fallen President, who was shot and killed shot in Dallas, Texas, on 22 November 1963.

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