Kuumba Singers host 13th Annual Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival

first_imgThe Kuumba Singers of Harvard College will host the 13th Annual Walter J. Leonard Black Arts Festival: “How It Feels to Be Colored Me,” March 3-5.The festival features several events, including a concert, a performing arts showcase, and panel discussions. All events are free except the Saturday (March 4) performing arts showcase. Tickets are $7 and are available at the Harvard Box Office or from any Kuumba board member.For more information on the weekend and its events.last_img

Tan would consider colour change

first_img Press Association “For legal reasons I cannot comment on the detail,” Tan said. “But I’m pleased that finally we have a closure on this matter and suffice to say he is dropping all litigation, all claims against us. “I’m pleased with the result and I’m also pleased that he has publicly apologised. I said before, one day some people will apologise to me for what they have done. “Some people made me out like the villain. I’m supposed to be the Bond villain, but actually I’m James Bond.” Tan has now said that should the club bounce back to the top flight, he might be prepared to concede on the club’s colours, having believed a change to red would make the club more marketable overseas, especially in Asia. “I would like to focus on getting back to the Premier League and after we are there I will definitely agree to sit down and find a solution – maybe we can have a compromise,” he told the BBC. “I am not a quitter. I will stay until we get ourselves up and then we will see whether we can work out this colour change and compromise. If we can, maybe I will stay for a long time.” He added: “Let us get back to the Premier League first and after we are there I assure fans, the Supporters’ Trust and all of them, that I will sit down with them and we will find a solution that I hope will be satisfactory for all – for them and for me also. “We would like to work closely with the fans. We will try to engage and meet as often as we can. “Our chairman (Mehmet Dalman) will have constant dialogue and whenever I can I will join them.” Tan has also rejected his image as a ‘villain’ after reaching a settlement over the sacking of Mackay. The Scot and his former head of recruitment Iain Moody both released statements on Friday announcing that they had reached settlements with Cardiff and also issued apologies for any offence they may have caused to Tan. The Malaysian businessman was behind the controversial decision to dispense with tradition and change the Bluebirds’ home kit to red, but appears now to be prepared to at least think about reverting back. Cardiff were relegated last weekend after a turbulent first season in the Premier League, with manager Malky Mackay dismissed in December and his successor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer unable to keep them up. Cardiff owner Vincent Tan says he will consider changing the club’s colours back from red to blue – if they can win promotion back to the Barclays Premier League.last_img read more

Region 10 officials press for foreign, sign languages in schools

first_imgOfficials in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are pressing for foreign languages, including Spanish and Portuguese, to be taught at more schools around the region, after it was highlighted that only a few schools benefit, given the lack of qualified personnel to take up the responsibility.Regional Chairman Renis Morian in a quest to improve the situation has asked that the Region 10 Department of Education assist in facilitating the hiring of trained personnel. Morian asked about the number of foreign languages presently being taught in schools acrossRegional Chairman Renis Morianthe region and the availability and accessibility of qualified people to teach. He alluded that Portuguese and Spanish are two important languages which should be learned by students in order to break the language barrier.“We find ourselves at a disadvantage when it comes to training and doing business since we can’t communicate,” the Regional Chairman said.Meanwhile, Regional Education Officer Marcia Paddy Andrews noted that qualified persons can be employed to teach the subjects on a part-time basis, a move which the Department of Education is willing to assist with. Chairman of the region’s Education Committee Denise Belgrave also suggested that sign language be taught inside regular classrooms throughout the region, noting that it will be a positive step in assisting students with special needs.last_img read more