BALTIMORE (AP) — Nearly 50,000 people have signed an online petition asking for the removal of a statute of retired Baltimore Ravens star Ray Lewis after he joined other NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.The petition on change.org says the anthem honors the United States and its veterans. It reads: “To kneel during it is disrespectful, regardless of what you are protesting.”A Maryland Stadium Authority spokeswoman told The Baltimore Sun extra security has been added to M&T Bank Stadium, including the plaza where Lewis’ statue is located.Many other players also knelt Sunday in response to President Donald Trump’s call for owners to fire players who refuse to stand during the anthem.Lewis said on “Inside the NFL” that he prayed while he knelt to “simply honor God in the midst of chaos.”
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe new recruits from the Blue Haven Resort and Marina, found in that very well attended job fair a months back will get to show their stuff. The resort official opens this weekend and activities are scheduled to take place from Dec. 6- 8. On Friday will be the “Blue your mind party” at the Salt Bar & Grill starting from 5:30pm. Then on Saturday and Sunday the 4th annual Turks and Caicos Friends of the Art Foundation, Art &Craft Expo takes place along with the Beach Volleyball Tournament, the two events will run from 11 am- 4pm both days. The company will also be celebrating the opening of the property’s casual dining restaurant, “Fire & Ice” from 5pm-7pm on Saturday Dec. 7. The weekend’s activities close out with the Turks & Caicos Football Association Beach Soccer Tournament on Sunday Dec. 8 from 11am-4pm. It is also hoped the kite boarding six will make it here on time for the opening of the resort; they are kiteboarding along colomubus path to the TCI… it would be the longest down winder relay by kiteboard ever, once Enable Passion completes the mission.
With the view of strengthening the bond between India and UK , a grand celebration , ‘UK-India year of culture 2017’, took place in the national Capital on Thursday evening with the re-inauguration of British Council Centre by Sir Ciaren Devane, Chief Executive of British Council.The iconic British Council Centre is the epicentre to showcase the strong cultural relationship that India and UK share. Over the time, the British Council keeps on refurbishing its interiors as well as the technology based library, auditorium and the beautiful art gallery according to the highest modern standards. The art gallery demonstrate the variety of British art since 1920 to the present. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Speaking at the event, Ciaren Divane emphasized the necessity to promote cultural exchange for stronger ties between the two nations. He also announced that 2017 will be ‘UK-India year of culture’.He was also accompanied by Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Council Commissioner to India and Alan Gemmell , Director of British Council of India. They both spoke about the traditional and cultural values for connecting both the countries and also gave a glimpse of future projects that will take place within a year. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixOn this event , the renowned personalities of British Council addressed the importance of relationship between India and UK to face the challenges of 21st century.The main purpose behind ‘UK- India 2017 year of celebration’ was to enhance the appreciation of contemporary UK in India and vice versa in order to establish a profound and relevant long standing relationship between the two big culturally heritage countries.Apart from this, ‘UK-India 2017’ will seek to challenge the outdated perception of UK with an inspiring programme, demonstrating the quality of contemporary British art and culture. Gemmell, Director of British Council of India , also launched the trailor of ‘Mix the Play’,a special edition of the popular ‘Mix the City’ platform to promote Shakespeare life. Gemmell said , “‘Mix the Play’ will offer digital audiences an exclusive chance to play director of one of Shakespeare’s most loved plays : A Midsummer Night’s Dream and visitors to ‘Mix the Play’ website will be invited to make a short film from a scene in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.The duration of a scene will be under 3 minutes.” The main purpose behind the project is to make a close interaction between audience and Shakespeare’s play and to educate them about theatre in a fun way. He also added, “We are working closely with the Indian High Commissioner and his team in London to identify how best we can support each other’s programme.” The programme is basically designed for the youth of both nations and with the help of digital technology it will reach a numerous number of audience.The event also saw the launch of some great British artsist work .Last year, Prime Ministers of India and UK, Narendra Modi and David Cameron announced a celebration for the bilateral cultural year to promote deeper connection on India’s 70 years of Independence. Sir Ciaren Devane said, “2017 will see an exciting and surprising UK programmes across in India.”
To Showcase the beautiful silk heritage, an exhibition titled ‘Mudmee: A Shared Silk Heritage’, will be organised by the Royal Thai embassy, New Delhi, in collaboration with the National Museum and Thai Khadi Research Institute, Thammasat University.The art show will feature around 50 pieces of old and new Mudmee silk from Thailand, and a few dresses and accessories made from Thai Mudmeesilk, along with a selection of Indian Ikat silk from the collection of the National Museum. It will be inaugurated by H E Chutintorn Gongsakdi, Ambassador of Thailand, and Dr B R Mani, Director General, National Museum, New Delhi on August 10 and will be on view till September 25. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThere will be a special lecture and gallery walk by Dr Anucha Thirakanont, Director of Thai Khadi Research Institute and curator of the exhibition at the opening evening. Entry is free on the opening evening whereas a museum ticket is required on other days.Thailand and India have shared a long history of textiles. Various types of textiles were imported from India to Siam for the local market and royal court use since Ayutthaya period (14th – 18th Century). including block-printed or painted cotton (chintz) from Masulipatnam, silk brocade from Banaras, and patola (double ikat silk) from Gujarat. Siamese had commissioned Indian-made textiles with Siamese royal patterns exclusively for the royal court, usually with the flame motifs, as seen in traditional Thai paintings and architecture. At the same time, textiles with simplified or mixed patterns of Indian taste were produced for the general Siamese public. These Indian-Thai patterns and motifs can still be seen in the Mudmee silk in Thailand today.