The exhibition is a good chance to learn about the nation's history. — VNS Photo Minh Thu HÀ NỘI — A gemstone seal named the Seal of Đại Nam used under King Thiệu Trị’s reign in 1847 is one among various artefacts displayed at a new exhibition. The exhibition kicked off on June 20 in Hà Nội providing historical documents and antiques showing national sovereignty as well as the establishment and development of the country through different reigns. The seal, which measures 13.2cm by 12.7cm by 14.2cm, was recognised as a national treasure in 2017. It’s a part of the collection of items from the Nguyễn Dynasty stored at the National Museum of History. It’s the most important seal of the reign, used in all important documents released by the King. The Seal of Đại Nam used in documents issued by King Thiệu Trị (1807 – 1847). — VNS Photo Minh Thu The … [Read more...] about Artefacts reveal national history through names, capitals
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EACH year, Hyde Park is taken over by some of the biggest acts in the music business at the British Summer Time festival. But who is performing at the 2019 event and when do tickets go on sale? When is the British Summertime Festival on? The festival usually runs over two weekends in July. So far only three dates for the festival has been revealed July 12 and July 14, 2019. This is the seventh year that music lovers will be able to enjoy performances from superstars to handpicked developing acts from the heart of London. The popular event kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez. Which acts will be performing at British Summertime Festival 2019? So far only three acts have been revealed. Bob Dylan - July 12, 2019 Bob is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde. He has … [Read more...] about When is BST Hyde Park 2019? Headliners, tickets, line-up and dates for British Summer Time festival
CHEYNEY -- When Norma George first came to Cheyney University as an international student in the 1980s, she remembers feeling overwhelmed by the sea of students moving across campus when classes changed at 20 minutes past the hour. Today, that sea is more a trickle. That really hadn't registered with George, now chair of the university's English Department and director of international programs, until one day last fall. Standing in the student center near the snack bar over lunchtime, she waited for a flood of people, hoping to give them updates on the faculty contract situation. But the place remained empty. "Where are the students?" she asked a colleague. Explore Pa.'s 14 state-owned universities With just 746 students, Cheyney's enrollment now is less than half what it was when George was a student there. That's one reason students, faculty and alumni fear their university -- the nation's oldest black institution of higher education -- may not have a future unless dramatic change … [Read more...] about Can the nation’s oldest black university survive?
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced today the annual selection of 25 of America’s most influential motion pictures to be inducted into the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s film heritage. These films range from Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” and Paul Newman’s unforgettable “Hud” to the opulent musical “My Fair Lady” and the rocking sounds of “Monterey Pop.” Selection to the registry will help ensure that these films will be preserved for all time. “The National Film Registry turns 30 this year and for those three decades, we have been recognizing, celebrating and preserving this distinctive medium,” Hayden said. “These cinematic treasures must be protected because they document our history, culture, hopes and dreams.” A forbidden love affair, the ravages of alcoholism, an animated classic, … [Read more...] about Latest News: National Film Registry Turns 30
Ed Killer Treasure Coast Newspapers Published 5:56 PM EDT Oct 16, 2018 John Helvey of Charlotte, N.C. decided to fish a little bit during a recent visit to Stuart. He carried a couple of fishing rods rigged up with basic surf fishing tackle to a private dock where he was a guest. He made a blind cast into the deep black water of the St. Lucie River to see what he could catch. The majority of Helvey's fishing experiences have been for bass on inland freshwater lakes and ponds. But on this particular lazy Sunday afternoon, something grabbed his bait, and it sure as heck wasn't a bass. Helvey began reeling against something decidedly larger. It was moving up-current along the bottom of the estuary like a submarine. A few minutes into a battle he figured to lose, Helvey saw a, well, a saw. To be accurate, Helvey was looking at the business end of an estimated 15-foot long sawfish. The rostrum, or nose portion, of the sawfish can be as long as six feet. It … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Sawfish Day on Wednesday