Posts Tagged ‘heritage’

Greek Heritage Legislators Stand Against Turkey

Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas (Lou) Raptakis presides over the World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association to support Greece. Credit: image courtesy of World Hellenic Inter-Parliamentary Association With more than 200 politicians across 20 countries, legislators with a Greek heritage are taking a stand against Turkey to support Hellas with their efforts from abroad. Rhode Island State […]

Government poisoning of World Heritage sites in NZ – an open letter from Dr Jo Pollard to IUCN World Headquarters

Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch Peter ShadieDirector, IUCN World Heritage ProgrammeIUCN World HeadquartersRue Mauverney 281196 GlandSwitzerlandemail: peter.shadie@iucn.org 11 June 2020 Dear Mr Shadie Re: Government poisoning of World Heritage sites in New Zealand – Open letter I am writing to bring your attention to the serious issue of the New Zealand Government’s aerial poisoning of a […]

Clarence Thomas, Mitch McConnell, Heritage Foundation Set to Celebrate Right-Wing Court Takeover

This month marks the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Clarence Thomas as a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Right-wing activists and pundits are celebrating the milestone, and the Heritage Foundation is hosting a day-long symposium on Thomas’ legacy on Thursday, Oct. 21. More than half a dozen sitting federal judges […]

Heritage Foundation: Systemic Racism Can’t Exist Because Racial Discrimination Is Illegal

Right-wing groups continue to resist honest teaching about racism in American history and the country’s institutions while inflaming and mobilizing right-wing voters with wild claims and dire warnings about the march of “critical race theory.” The Heritage Foundation, a mammoth right-wing think tank and marketing operation, has packaged its anti-critical race theory material into an […]

Historical bridge, madrasa, fortress added to Iran national heritage list

TEHRAN – Seven historical structures including a bridge, madrasa, and a fortress, situated in Iran’s Semnan province, have recently been added to the national list for cultural heritage. Two hammams (public bathhouses), a kiln, and an oil workshop are other properties added to the prestigious list in a decree issued to the governor-general of the […]

Archaeological sites, ruined fortress named national heritage in southwest Iran

TEHRAN – Five archaeological sites and a crumbling fortress, situated in Iran’s Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, have been gained national status. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts declared the inscriptions on Thursday in separate letters to the governor-general of the southwestern province, CHTN reported. The Archaeological sites of Qatar-Tappeh, Aqayaz hills, Qanbari Tappeh, Tall-e Nasir, […]

Donation of daffodils to Imam Reza (AS) shrine made national heritage

Donation of daffodils to Imam Reza (AS) shrine made national heritage – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – An annual ritual involving the donation of 8,000 daffodil bulbs to the holy shrine of Imam Reza (AS) has been inscribed on the national heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts announced the inscription on Thursday in […]

Heritage Foundation Slams John Lewis Voting Rights Act as ‘Invasion of State Sovereignty’

Hans von Spakovsky, a Heritage Foundation senior legal fellow and advocate of restrictive voting laws, denounced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act as “an unbelievable invasion of state sovereignty” in a podcast interview promoted Tuesday morning by the right-wing think tank’s “news” service, The Daily Signal. Von Spakovsky claimed that the bill, also known as H.R. 4, would […]

Prehistorical objects donated to cultural heritage directorate

TEHRAN – A total of 16 relics, estimated to date from prehistorical times, have recently been donated to the tourism and cultural heritage directorate of Kerman province. “16 ancient objects have been donated to Kerman province’s General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts,” ILNA quoted a provincial police commander as saying on Sunday. “Based […]

Six archaeological sites approved as national heritage in Iran

TEHRAN – On Sunday, a selection of six archaeological hills and historical sites scattered across Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province were added to Iran’s national heritage list. Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Minister Ali-Asghar Mounesan declared the inscriptions on Sunday in a letter to the governor-general of the southwestern province, IRNA reported. Tepe Dizdasht, Tepe Chaghat Houshangi, Tepe […]

UNESCO grants world heritage status to Uramanat of Iran

UNESCO grants world heritage status to Uramanat of Iran – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – UNESCO added Iran’s Uramanat cultural landscape to its list of world heritage sites on Tuesday. The UN body accepted the landscape, which holds hundreds of villages, 106,000 hectares of land, and 303,000 hectares of surrounding properties, during the 44th session of the […]

Liverpool Stripped Of World Heritage Status. Will Stonehenge be next?

A “secret” United Nations committee in China has stripped the English city of Liverpool of its status as a Unesco  World Heritage Site . Speaking with the  Guardian, Liverpool mayor Joanne Anderson described the decision as  “incomprehensible.” An article in  Smithsonian Mag  explains that in “a secret-ballot vote held during a meeting in China,” 13 members of […]

jewish DHS Official: Americans Trying to Preserve Their Heritage ‘Makes Me Sick’

By Chris Menahan Samantha Vinograd, the Department of Homeland Security’s new acting assistant secretary for counterterrorism and threat prevention in the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans is a former CNN analyst who said the idea of Americans trying to preserve their heritage makes her “sick.” While appearing on CNN in March 2019, Vinograd slammed […]

Greek Heritage, Bicentennial Celebrated at Boston’s Fenway Park

Greek Heritage Night in 2019 at Boston. Credit: YouTube/Alpha Omega Council Greek heritage and the Bicentennial of Greek Independence was celebrated on Monday at Boston’s Fenway Park in a ceremony that took place before the Red Sox and Kansas City Royals’ clash. Greek Heritage Night was organized by the Alpha Omega Council and honored the […]

Six moveable properties in Yazd made national heritage

Six moveable properties in Yazd made national heritage – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN –A total of six historical moveable properties in Yazd province have been inscribed on the national heritage list, IRNA reported.  The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts announced the inscriptions on Thursday in a letter to the governor-general of the central province. Three […]

When Jennifer Aniston Celebrated Her Greek Heritage on “Friends”

Jennifer Aniston is half Greek. Credit: Angela George/Wikimedia Commons/ CC-BY-SA-3.0 After the “Friends: The Reunion” episode aired in late May, many fans of the show rushed to re-watch the Friends series in its entirety. Any Greeks catching up on the popular show may have caught a special reference to the Greek heritage of star Jennifer […]

Hoping to Save Endangered Heritage Crafts in the UK

What does the making of glass eyes, ballet pointe shoes, and mouth-blown sheet-glass have in common? They are three of 20 heritage crafts that have been newly classified as “critically endangered” in the UK, a classification which means that those craft skills could disappear in a generation.  A skilled artisan at English Antique Glass Ltd. […]

Cultural complex, square in Isfahan added to national heritage list

Cultural complex, square in Isfahan added to national heritage list – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Abbasi Cultural Complex and nearby square in downtown Isfahan have recently been inscribed on the National Heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism announced the inscription in a letter to the governor-general of the province, IRNA reported on […]

Ancient rituals, bread-making skills win cultural heritage status

Ancient rituals, bread-making skills win cultural heritage status – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – A total of eleven cultural elements passed down from generation to generation in Fars province have been registered in the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts on Saturday announced the inscriptions in a letter to the […]

Heritage Action: Arizona Election Integrity Bill ‘Will Go into Effect Immediately After Passage, Not in 2026’

Heritage Action said on Wednesday an Arizona election integrity bill that will “clean up the state’s early voting list and remove registrations that have been inactive in two consecutive election cycles,” will go into effect immediately, and not in 2026, as State Sen. Kelly Townsend (R-16) said in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News on […]

Plans to list the Goulburn Jewish Cemetery on the State Heritage Register

Browse > Home / News / Plans to list the Goulburn Jewish Cemetery on the State Heritage Register April 12, 2021 by J-Wire Newsdesk Read on for article The Heritage Council of NSW called on submissions to consider listing the Goulburn Jewish Cemetery on the State Heritage Register. Photo of the cottage for caretaker, with […]

The Holocaust is my heritage: Bearing the scars and stories of survivor grandparents

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Tours established in India to learn about Jewish heritage

India presents visitors with a mouthwatering array of attractions and destinations: The shimmering palaces, distinctive cultures and multifarious delicacies make the subcontinent a tourist heaven. True, one has to cover vast distances to see the highlights, but a range of domestic flights makes it easy to get around. For the more intrepid traveler, the packed […]

Indigenous food skills in southwest Iran made national heritage 

TEHRAN – The skills of making three local dishes, which are popular in the southwestern Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari province, have been added to the National Intangible Cultural Heritage list, a local tourism official has said.  The expertise of making Kardin Ash, which is eaten as breakfast in the spring, as well as the skills of making Tamnideh […]

One historian saves North African Jewish musical heritage

(JTA) — The package from Estonia arrived the other day. More precious items, from Malta and Tel Aviv, are still in transit. As he waits for them in his apartment in Montreal, Chris Silver is stalking certain sellers on eBay or plotting a return to his favorite Parisian flea markets and Casablanca emporiums. In this […]

Washington Wizards to host Jewish Heritage night

The Washington Wizards basketball team has announced that it will celebrate a Jewish Heritage Night on March 4, before a game against the Los Angeles Clippers.Before the game starts, Israeli singer Kobi Aflalo will sing the National Anthem, and will also be featured on the team’s Israeli Instagram page to discuss his performance.Israeli star Deni […]

Walnut Kuku added to Iran national heritage list

TEHRAN – Walnut Kuku, a kind of herbal frittata enriched by walnuts mostly served in Iran’s Tuyserkan county, has won a national cultural heritage status. Kuku is a traditional Persian dish, full of fresh herbs and vegetables mixed with eggs and a balanced spice mix that is a little different for each variety—it is a […]

Qajar-era ice storage turns into heritage museum 

TEHRAN –A Qajar-era (1789–1925) traditional Yakhchal (mudbrick ice storage) in the north-central city of Garmsar, Semnan province has been turned into a museum.  Yakhchal-e Qatul was used to supply ice slabs to the neighboring towns and villages for decades, the provincial tourism chief has said.  As the museums play a big part in introducing and […]

NY’s Museum of Jewish Heritage to offer Holocaust educational courses

The Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York will be offering adult Holocaust education courses digitally for students amid the coronavirus pandemic.The courses are aimed at deepening the understanding of life before, during and after the Holocaust.The first course, taught in three parts, “A Coat of Many Colors: Jewish Life in Europe Between the Two […]

Heritage: 11 Myths About the Transgender ‘Equality Act’

The Heritage Foundation exposed 11 of the most revolutionary demands in the Democrats’ so-called Equality Act, which would force Americans to accept the transgender ideology’s far-reaching claim that each person’s legal sex is determined by their inner feelings of “gender identity,” not by their measurable biology. Heritage reported: The proposed Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. […]

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