The statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee that formerly stood in the city of Charlottesville, Virginia, will be donated to an African American heritage organization, where it will be melted down and turned into another public art piece.
The City Council of Charlottesville voted unanimously, 4-0, to donate the bronze equestrian statue of Lee, which was removed by the city in July, to the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, whose initiative, “Swords Into Plowshares,” received the support of people and organizations including the Descendants of Enslaved Communities at the University of Virginia, as well as descendants of slaves who worked at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, Fox News reported. The organization will also inform the public of the project’s development via a “community engagement process.” The organization raised some $590,000 to finance the project.
“Our hope with ‘Swords into Plowshares’ is to create something that transforms what was once toxic in our public space into something beautiful that can be more reflective of our entire community’s social values,” Jefferson School’s executive director Andrea Douglas said. “We’re giving people opportunities to engage with our own narratives and our own histories. This project offers a road map for other communities to do the same.”
CNN reported that the statue will be taken to a foundry to be melted down some time early next year. It will be turned into bronze ingots that will be used to create the new statue. “We’ll do that immediately. It’s the first thing we’re going to do,” Douglas said.
Douglas added that she hopes to have the project completed by 2024, the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Lee statue.
“I think the goal for us when we started this process was to take something that has been traumatic in our community, a symbol of racism, and turn it into something that can cause our community to heal,” Douglas told CNN.
“We are hoping that this process will be the complete antithesis to the process that put the [Lee] statue in our community to [begin] with,” she said.
The statue was at the center of the “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally in 2017. The Charlottesville City Council voted in June, also unanimously, to remove the statue of Lee, as well as another statue of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The statues were taken down in July. The Daily Wire reported at the time:
A crane hoisted a Confederate General Robert E. Lee statue off its pedestal in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday morning nearly four years after its planned removal sparked the “Unite The Right” rally that erupted into violence and left one woman dead. …
Shortly afterward, crews removed a statue of Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson nearby. …
City officials indicated they have reached out to museums, historical societies, and representatives from government and military battlefields that might be interested in acquiring the statues and have received 10 responses so far.
The removals come more than five years after Zyahna Bryant, then a freshman at Charlottesville High School, started a petition to rename Lee Park and remove the monument paying tribute to the general. In February 2017, the city council voted to take down the Lee statue.
Elsewhere in Virginia, the statue of Robert E. Lee in the capital city of Richmond was taken down in September. Outgoing Democratic Governor Ralph Northam ordered the pedestal on which the statue stood to be removed on Sunday. The land on which the statue stood was also given to the city of Richmond.
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Brutal lady gives man beating of his life (Photos, Video)
A trending video has surfaced on social media where a lady was seen giving a man the beating of his life as onlookers refused to separate them.
It was clearly a role reversal as the lady, holding a bag on one hand was seen flinging the man down several times forcefully.
Brutal lady beats man
The incident happened in one of the Asian countries. No one knows what could have led to the fight.
The video was posted by Nollywood actress, Queeneth Hilbert on her Instagram page.
While people watched, the lady, with no underwear on, was tearing the sorry man apart, as she rained blows on his face.
An elated Hilbert wrote after posting the video: “Like what did I just watch ? 😱 Drop the motherfuckin bag bitch 🤦♀️ Tag someone who can do this 👆”
The video has garnered thousands of views and lots of comments, with the women happy that a ‘weaker vessel’ has pummeled a man to submission in a one-sided fight.
Comedia OkonLagos wrote: “Hmmmm… It’s fun and games now. It would be a different ball game if the reverse was the case.”
Brutal woman humiliates man
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From Mu, Delta, IHU to NeoCov, here is a list of the many variants of coronavirus
The deadly coronavirus emerged from a wet market in Wuhan during the year 2019. Over two years and the world is still battling the virus and its variants. Here is a list of the variants
The ‘Mu’ variant was first reported in the United States during January 2021. The cases only numbered in the single digits.
The World Health Organisation continues to classify ‘Mu’ as a ‘variant of interest’ globally.
The Alpha variant of coronavirus is believed to have gained ‘skills’ to successfully block the ‘innate immune system response.’
A research states that the variant blocks the airways sensors, thus stopping the process where these sensors ‘warn’ the immune system about the presence of a virus in the body.
Since the variant has learnt how to block the functioning of the sensors, the body is unable to produce any anti-viral protein interferon.
A scientist from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a member of Sage claimed, John Edmunds, warned that the Beta variant may be able to evade Covid vaccines.
“The Beta variant has remained a threat throughout. It is probably less infectious than the Delta variant that is spreading here in the UK at the moment. Where it has an advantage is that it is able to escape the immune response to a better extent,” he said.
The Gamma variant was first discovered in Brazil.
Samples of a study collected in Manaus between November 2020 and January 2021, highlighted that the Gamma variant is 1.4–2.2 times more transmissible.
It further showed that it is capable of evading 25–61 per cent of inherited immunity from previous coronavirus diseases.
The variant was first reported in Peru during December 2020. As per NHS, the main symptoms include high temperature, continuous cough, a loss or change in the sense of smell or taste.
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The Delta variant of coronavirus was responsible for a wave of cases in most countries. It was first identified in India and it led to a second wave in the nation.
Delta variantCDC claimed that the Delta variant is twice as contagious as earlier variants; and might could cause more severe illness.
Those affected by the Delta variant experience fever, cough, loss of taste, smell, as well as extreme tiredness. Sore throat, headache and diarrhea are also less common symptoms.
Binatone launches new rechargeable fans, blenders in Nigeria
Electronics manufacturing firm, Binatone Nigeria has launched new rechargeable fans into the Nigerian electronic market along with two new models of blenders and steam irons.
Managing Director of Global Appliances Nigeria Limited, distributors of Binatone products in Nigeria, Mr Prasun Banerjee said in a statement that the new rechargeable fans were of high quality designed to run on battery for up to five hours on high speed.
“The RCF -1855 rechargeable standing fan is a high quality fan designed to run on battery for up to 5 hours on high speed, and up to 10 hours on low speed, with up to nine speed controls and a timer that can run for up to nine hours. The rechargeable fan is really an energy efficient solution to the power problems mostly found in the Nigerian household,” he stated He said the new blenders and irons were cost effective and available in all parts of the country. He said the blenders are the newest entries into the affordable range of top quality of blenders in the Nigerian appliances market stressing that the product provides the high quality Binatone assurance along with the comfort of affordability and accessibility.
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“They are built with overheat protection technology along with a 300-Watt Long Life turbo motor which is sure to ensure users get the best value for your money. These blender jugs come with the Binatone proprietary unbreakable jugs while the SI – 1830 steam iron comes with non-stick ceramic base for easy gliding over fabric, with a variable steam burst to protect your fabric and provide the most hands-on ironing experience,” he noted. Stressing that all Binatone products comes with a two year warrantee, Mr Banerjee disclosed that the company maintains an efficient after sales service across Nigeria.
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