A House of Small Talks / WARP architects

first_img 2017 Projects Lead Architects: “COPY” A House of Small Talks / WARP architects ArchDaily Architects: WARP architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899495/a-house-of-small-talks-warp-architects Clipboard “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Coimbatore, India Other Participants:Smriti Devkumar, Raghu Ramalingam, Pravin MCity:CoimbatoreCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Prasanth Mohan, Running StudiosRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. On account of rapid urbanization and gentrification of Indian cities, construction and design typologies of houses have become more and more formulaic based on the locally prevailing trends and thus losing their connection with the Neighbour and the Nature. The house is located in a crowded residential neighborhood of Coimbatore within a typical residential block. The design tries to create dialogues between, the house & its neighborhood and the spaces in-between: built and unbuilt. Within the precinct; the dialogue of the inhabitants and spaces.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe house is set aback from the street breathing a landscape into congested street making the house perceivable at a glance. Each function of the house is identified as individual volumes and then introduced to a game of twisting, stacking and interlocking creating spaces that overlap spatially and converging angles to a point where the inside meets the outside. The spaces formed due to the irregular angles let the inhabitants discover the use of the same space differently every time. These allowschanging equations between all the components of the house defining the act of living.Save this picture!© Prasanth Mohan, Running StudiosThe twisting of the central block creates a courtyard around which the rest of the block is pivoted, the courtyard visually binds all the spaces together and hence rightly becomes the house of the deity( Pooja room), the idea of having the divine look over the house. A 16ft high charred wood free standing wall forms a backdrop around which the living room and stairs are phrased spilling conterminous volumes into each other.Save this picture!Surreal IllustrationSkylights over spaces provide an ever-changing movement of light through the day rendering different moods and experiences. Natural wood, charred wood, exposed concrete ceiling with dark rustic tones are balanced by plain white walls and green spurs of plants. An amalgamation of forms, volumes, light, landscape, and in-surging territories creates an ambiance to discover and experience as we go past time from one day to the next.Save this picture!© Prasanth Mohan, Running StudiosThe two illustrations place the design in contrasting environments changing its equation with its proximities in each scenario:1. The first illustration is the design in its actual urban context and the dialogues it creates in the urban knit. The breaking of the repetitive pattern adds a new layer of complexity to the locality and its context.2. The second illustration is the design in an isolated surreal context with the city’s natural silhouette forming the background denying the daedal mesh of urban context impelling projections at a larger scale.Save this picture!© Prasanth Mohan, Running StudiosProject gallerySee allShow lessFine Arts Building of AHUAC / TJADSelected ProjectsITAFE Coffee & Drinking Store / daylab studioSelected Projects Share Houses Save this picture!© Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios+ 32Curated by María Francisca González Share Pradeep Arumugam & Shanil Riyaz CopyAbout this officeWARP architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsCoimbatoreIndiaPublished on August 21, 2018Cite: “A House of Small Talks / WARP architects” 20 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream A House of Small Talks / WARP architectsSave this projectSaveA House of Small Talks / WARP architects Area:  3850 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project India Photographs:  Prasanth Mohan, Running Studios Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899495/a-house-of-small-talks-warp-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Saint-Gobain, Asian Paints Photographslast_img read more

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Allahabad HC Dismisses As Non-Maintainable Plea Alleging UP Govt Of Committing Irregularities In Procurement & Supply Of PPE Kits [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Dismisses As Non-Maintainable Plea Alleging UP Govt Of Committing Irregularities In Procurement & Supply Of PPE Kits [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK15 May 2020 4:33 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed against the state-owned UP Medical Supply Corporation Limited (UPMSC), for alleged irregularities and corruption in procurement and supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits to doctors and para-medical staff of government medical colleges across the state, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition was dismissed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a petition filed against the state-owned UP Medical Supply Corporation Limited (UPMSC), for alleged irregularities and corruption in procurement and supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Kits to doctors and para-medical staff of government medical colleges across the state, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The petition was dismissed as non-maintainable by a division bench of Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan. The Provincial Medical Service Officers (R) Welfare Association had moved the High Court stating that UPMSC, which is the nodal agency in the state for procurement and distribution of drugs, equipments and other consumables, had supplied sub-standard PPE kits to the hospitals. As per the Petitioner, the length of PPE kits that were supplied were in the range of 3.45 ft to 4.45 ft, which is less than the average length of a person in the country. Besides, the strings of the PPE kits broke in many cases leaving the doctors exposed to the danger. The Petitioner also drew the attention of the court towards a letter, allegedly addressed by the Director General of Medical Education (DGME) to all the Medical Colleges in the state, warning them about the faulty PPE kits. In this backdrop, the Petitioner-Association had sought that an “in-depth independent audit” of the UPMSC be conducted. It had also sought certain reliefs to ensure that PPE kits of prescribed standard are supplied to the frontline health workers. The petition was however dismissed by the Court on noting that the Petitioner had not made any representations before the concerned authority, prior to approaching the court. “From the record, it is evident that the petitioner has not filed any representation with regard to grievances which have been raised in the present writ petition. If the petitioner has any grievance with regard to irregularities in supplying the medical equipments, he ought to have filed representation to the concerned authority for redressal of his grievance,” the bench said and dismissed the petition. Case Details: Case Title: Provincial Medical Service Officers (R) Welfare Association v. State of UP & Ors. Case No.: Misc. Bench No. 7967/2020 Quorum: Justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan Appearance: Advocates Dr. Nutan Thakur and Raghvendra Kumar Saini (for Petitioner); Additional Chief Standing Counsel Amitabh Roy and Advocate Abhinav Narain Trivedi (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Petition Click Here To Download Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Kerala HC Extends All Interim Orders Till 3rd August 2020 [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesKerala HC Extends All Interim Orders Till 3rd August 2020 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK1 July 2020 7:19 AMShare This – xThe Kerala High Court has extended all interim orders till 3rd August 2020. A Full Bench of the High Court comprising of the Chief Justice S. Manikumar, CT Ravikumar and Shaji P. Chaly noted that the situation that existed when it passed earlier orders has not changed now and the number of Covid cases are increasing. On May 18th, the bench, in a suo motu case, had extended the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Kerala High Court has extended all interim orders till 3rd August 2020. A Full Bench of the High Court comprising of the Chief Justice S. Manikumar, CT Ravikumar and Shaji P. Chaly noted that the situation that existed when it passed earlier orders has not changed now and the number of Covid cases are increasing. On May 18th, the bench, in a suo motu case, had extended the subsistence of all the interim orders passed by it and the courts subordinate to it till June 30, 2020. On Tuesday, the full bench took up the matter again on Tuesday to consider whether any modification is necessary.  The bench recorded the submission made by the Additional Advocate General to extend the interim order passed by it on May 18th.In its earlier order, the court had extended all interim order granted in respect of orders passed by Courts/ Tribunals upon which High Court exercises supervisory jurisdiction under Article 227, which are due to expire during the lock down period, are extended till June 30, 2020. However, any aggrieved party is at liberty to move for vacating such orders before the appropriate Courts/Tribunals, as the case may be, it was observed. The Court also took note of a letter by Director General of Prisons expressing his concern about the over crowding in jails. The Government submitted before the bench that it would take appropriate steps in this regard.Click here to Read/Download OrderRead Order Next Storylast_img read more

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‘If Money Is Paid, The Authorities Would Bend & Flout The Rules’: Madras HC Seeks Report On Corrupt Govt Officials Who Unauthorizedly Issue Movement Passes [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’If Money Is Paid, The Authorities Would Bend & Flout The Rules’: Madras HC Seeks Report On Corrupt Govt Officials Who Unauthorizedly Issue Movement Passes [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 Aug 2020 1:32 AMShare This – x”This is a classic case, which would demonstrate as to how corrupt Government servants utilize any situation to make illegal gain,” remarked the Madras High Court in the backdrop of a shocking incident whereby children were transported during the pandemic, to work at a yarn manufacturing industrial unit, without obtaining proper e-passes. “It is not known as to how without…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”This is a classic case, which would demonstrate as to how corrupt Government servants utilize any situation to make illegal gain,” remarked the Madras High Court in the backdrop of a shocking incident whereby children were transported during the pandemic, to work at a yarn manufacturing industrial unit, without obtaining proper e-passes. “It is not known as to how without proper e-passes, it has been possible to bring the children from one District to another District. It only implies that if money is paid, the authorities would bend and flout the Rules and without e-passes, people are traveling by bribing the authorities,” observed the bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and VM Velumani. The Court was hearing a Habeas Corpus petition, filed on behalf of six minor girls, allegedly detained at the Chenniyappa Yarn Spinners Pvt. Ltd., for child labour. However, pursuant to a raid at the said company, in pursuance of the Court order, it was disclosed that as many as 133 adolescent workers had been employed therein. These minor workers were brought from various Districts, on the pretext of providing education along with work, without proper e-passes and they had been kept without Covid tests or obtaining fitness certificates. The Court noted that the instant case is only a “tip of an iceberg” and throughout the State, there are brokers available for getting e-passes for Rs.500 to Rs.2000. It has therefore directed the State Government to “seriously look into” the matter and deal with the “cruel blood thirsty wolves” (corrupt officials who unauthorizedly issue e-passes in exchange for money), with iron hand. It has also asked the Police Authorities, Labour Department and Child Welfare Committees in the Districts to remain “vigilant” and conduct raids regularly to eradicate child labour. The Court has acknowledged that the Government is not responsible for the present position, but some of the corrupt officials, who are involved in issuing e-passes. It has therefore enquired from the Respondent-Company as to how they have been able to bring children to work in their company premises without getting proper e-pass. An affidavit in that regard has to be filed by August 20, 2020. “It is really pathetic to hear the stories of children who, for the sake of their family, have come to work even without going to school. Parents should take care of their children and owing to their helplessness, they cannot send their children to work when the Government is providing education free of cost and also, free food apart from scholarships. Parents should make utmost use of the incentives and facilities provided by the Government instead of sending their wards to work at such a tender age depriving them of their right to education and a bright future,” the bench remarked. It directed that the children so rescued may be handed over to their respective parents through the Child Welfare Committee. Case Details: Case Title: CM Sivababu v. State of Tamil Nadu & Ors. Case No.: HCP No. 1299/2020 Quorum: Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice VM Velumani Appearance: Advocate J. Ashok (for Petitioner); APP M. Prabhavathi Ram (for State) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

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Breaking: Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Deshmukh, Asks Him To Approach Bombay High Court

first_imgTop StoriesBreaking: Supreme Court Refuses To Entertain Param Bir Singh’s Plea Seeking CBI Probe Against Anil Deshmukh, Asks Him To Approach Bombay High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK23 March 2021 11:54 PMShare This – xSupreme Court bench comprising of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Subhash Reddy on Wednesday asked Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh to approach Bombay High Court with his plea seeking CBI investigation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.During the hearing, the Bench posed two questions to the petitioner. The Bench asked why…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court bench comprising of justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Subhash Reddy on Wednesday asked Former Mumbai Police chief Param Bir Singh to approach Bombay High Court with his plea seeking CBI investigation in the alleged corrupt malpractices of Anil Deshmukh, Home Minister of Government of Maharashtra.During the hearing, the Bench posed two questions to the petitioner. The Bench asked why a petition as been filed before Supreme Court under Article 32 rather than an Article 226 petition before the High Court. The Court further asked the petitioner as to why Mr Anil Deshmukh, the person against whom they have made serious allegations hasn’t even been impleaded as a party.Sr Adv Mukul Rohatgi submitted that he will will implead the party. Regarding maintainability of Article 32 plea he stated that it can be maintained where Art 226 can be maintained.” Its a matter of serious proportions including entire state administration. NIA has come in to take up investigation of antilla case which is commented this case. The entire state and country is rocked. The scandal knows no bounds. “Mr Rohatgi cited Prakash Singh’s case, and submitted that the Court had said that for effecting senior police transfers without completing 2 years is serious issue and can be done only if he is facing probe.”No State has affected police reforms. No body wants to do it, because no body wants to let go of the power” Justice Kaul said.The Bench stated that issue isn’t about the state, it is that the police reforms haven’t taken place despite judgement in Prakash Singhs’s case. Whenever some particular episode erupts people suddenly remember Prakash Singh’s judgement.”As you said, there is now another angle to it. The concerned parties were quite hunky dory for very long. Now having fallen apart, one is making allegation against the other. Its a serious matter no doubt. High Court is competent to deal with this issue.” the Bench observedRohatgi stated that, that should not stop this court from considering it. Its matter of serious public interest for whole country.”Agreed. But why not 226?” the Court asked.Rohatgi stated that its rare that a police commissioner is transferred under this law that talks of administrative reasons, and the minister himself said this on TV that it wasn’t done on administrative reasons.Rohatgi submitted that, on much lesser issues, this court has entertained plea under Article 32. He cited cases of Bharti Ghosh and Arjun Singh where they were harassed while contesting in West Bengal, Hathras rape case, etc stating that these could have been handled by High Courts.Justice Kaul stated that this is an issue where things seemed to be fine between the two personas, until something erupted in public glare. Now allegations are being made by both.”If it has been entertained earlier, we can also make list of cases where it was relegated back to High Courts under Article 226″ Justice Kaul remarked.The Bench stated that it notices that the matter is serious and will record it too. But Article 226 has wide powers, and it has the power to hear petitioner’s request of investigation by investigating agency.Rohatgi requested the Court to issue direction that, the High Court takes up the matter tomorrow after a plea is filed by petitioner today. The reason is there is intrinsic evidence in form of cctv, etc in possession of ATS and not being handed over to NIA.”Mr Rohatgi with your persuasiveness, persuade the High Court.” Justice Kaul remarked.”No doubt the matter is quite serious affecting administration at large. It appears lot of material has come in public domain due to personas falling apart.” the Court notedThe Bench added ” In view of this, counsel of petitioner will withdraw the writ with liberty to approach the HC. The liberty granted. They will file a plea today and would like matter to be taken tomorrow itself. That would be an appropriate prayer to be made before High Court and not this Court. “Court also denied request made by an Applicant Amritpal Singh seeking live telecast of the case, due to wide political ramifications. He added that 2018 judgement has not been implementedSingh has alleged that Anil Deshmukh had been interfering in various investigations and was instructing the police officers to conduct the same in a particular manner as desired by him.”Each such act of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister, whether in calling and directly instructing the police officers of lower rank such as Shri Vaze or Shri Patil for his malicious intent of extorting money from establishments across Mumbai and from other sources, or whether in interfering in the investigations & directing the same to be conducted in a particular manner, or whether indulging in corrupt malpractices in posting / transfers of officers, cannot be countenanced or justified in any democratic State. Fair CBI investigation is thus warranted in each of such acts of Shri Anil Deshmukh in abuse of the official position of the Home Minister”.It is also submitted that he had brought the aforesaid fact in the knowledge of the senior leaders and the Chief Minister of the Government of Maharashtra. Immediately thereafter, on 17.03.2021 an Order vide Notification of the Home Department bearing no. IPS-2021/Vol.No.107/Pol-1 was issued, by virtue of which, the Petitioner herein was transferred from the post of the Police Commissioner of Mumbai to the Home Guard Department in an arbitrary and illegal manner without the completion of the minimum fixed tenure of two years.The transfer of the petitioner in the aforesaid circumstances is for reasons smeared with malice. Such transfer followed by adverse media publicity by said Shri Anil Deshmukh, is in violation of Article 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, in teeth of the law laid down in T.S.R. Subramanian v. Union of India, reported in (2013) 15 SCC 732, and in clear non-compliance with the provisions of Indian Police Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954 as amended in 2014. Further, the transfer of the Petitioner is also contrary to the law laid down in T.P. Senkumar v. Union of India, reported in (2017) 6 SCC 801 wherein it was held that transfer of an officer from a sensitive tenure post requires serious consideration and good reasons that can be tested.Petitioner submitted that he is being merely made a scapegoat in the entire episode relating to Antilia bomb scare with oblique purposes and sinister motives, merely on speculations, conjectures and surmises.The decision to transfer the Petitioner from his posting as the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai is more of a political move with oblique purposes and sinister motives. It is submitted that the Petitioner was leading various important investigations and was at the cusp of unearthing startling discoveries.Singh submitted that the Government of Maharashtra has already withdrawn consent for CBI investigations into the offences within the State of Maharashtra. Therefore, there is no other equally efficacious and expedient remedy save and except seeking such directions the writ petition filed under Article 32 of the Constitution of India. 
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Coronavirus live updates: US could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ERIN SCHUMAKER and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 92.4 million people worldwide and killed over 1.98 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Thursday. All times Eastern:Jan 14, 9:50 amAnother member of Congress tests positiveRep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., said Thursday morning that he’s tested positive for COVID-19, one day after attending the impeachment vote on the House floor.Espaillat said he’s quarantining at home.He tweeted, “I received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine last week and understand the affects take time. I have continued to be tested regularly, wear my mask and follow the recommended guidelines.”Jan 14, 8:46 am965,000 workers filed jobless claims last weekA total of 965,000 workers filed jobless claims last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday, an increase of 181,000 from the prior week.The Labor Department also said that more than 18 million people were still receiving some form of unemployment benefits through all government programs for the week ending Dec. 26. For the comparable week in 2019, that figure was just above two million.The weekly unemployment tally has fallen since peaking at 6.9 million in March but still remains elevated by historical standards.The pre-pandemic record for weekly unemployment filings was 695,000 in 1982.That record has been broken every week since late March.As of last month, the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 6.7%. It was 3.5% last February.Jan 14, 8:32 amWHO experts arrive in WuhanAn international team of scientists researching the origins of COVID-19 arrived on Thursday in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus was first discovered, the World Health Organization said.“The experts will begin their work immediately during the 2 weeks quarantine protocol for international travelers,” the WHO tweeted.Jan 14, 8:19 amUS could see up to 477,000 deaths by Feb. 6This week’s national  released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that 16,200 to 29,600 more Americans will likely die in the week ending Feb. 2.The national ensemble estimates a total of 440,000 to 477,000 COVID-19 deaths will be reported by that date.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Substitute Nurse

first_imgRespond to and record student illness, medical needs andinjuries as they occur during the school day.Administer restricted medication to studentsCommunicate with parents regarding illnesses, or injury tostudents.Conduct lice checks and follow-up as needed per campus schoolprotocolMinimum Qualifications:RN licensure, two year nursing experience that includes workingwith elementary age children. Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order foryour application to be considered for this position.Position Type:Fixed TermAbout Smith CollegeLocated in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largestwomen’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence inteaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty ofoutstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, asadvisors, and through student-faculty research projects. TheCollege is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst,Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University ofMassachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and facultycross-teach across the Five Colleges.Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employerand does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color,religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genderidentity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment andemployment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of itsprograms and activities, as specified by all applicable laws andregulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. Job Description Campus School of Smith CollegeElementary School K- 6PRIMARY FUNCTION(S): In the absence of the school nurse thesubstitute nurse will follow the Campus School health office policyand protocols.including:last_img read more

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SHOULD WE LOWER THE VOTING AGE TO 16?

first_imgTyrades! by Danny TyreeAccording to NBC News, the majority of the Washington, D.C. council as well as the mayor and the “Washington Post” are pushing a bill that would make the District of Columbia the first place in the nation to allow people as young as 16 to vote in federal elections (including presidential races).A growing number of cities and states are considering their own ways to expand “civic engagement” to younger people.I’m not one of those “Children should be seen and not heard” curmudgeons. Many 16-year-olds have extensive life experience supporting their families, and I know some high school students whose voting judgment I would trust implicitly; but I still have mixed emotions about upending the status quo.I guess I’m nostalgic for slogans such as “Remember the Alamo,” “Loose lips sink ships” and “Don’t tread on me.” It’s just not the same to rally around “Let’s swap one arbitrary age for another arbitrary age! And don’t dump that tea in the harbor, dude! It’ll stress the polar bears and stuff.”Agreed, members of the Baby Boom generation (and surrounding generations) have left the world in quite a mess. We seem to think that money, status and violence are the answer to everything. We’re so dementia-adjacent that we can’t absorb the self-evident truth that running away with your 45-year-old drivers ed teacher is the answer to everything!!!Should arms negotiators have to worry about polling results from naeB/ve individuals who approach nuclear war with the sage attitude, “You can’t get irradiated if it’s your first time. Or maybe it’s ‘You can’t get irradiated if you’re standing up”?Undoubtedly, dropping the voting age by two years would bring in some new blood and encourage thinking outside the box. The new voting bloc might find the key to ending world hunger, the key to solving economic inequality, the key to achieving racial harmony. Unfortunately, right now they’re a little preoccupied trying to find the key to mom and dad’s liquor cabinet…What vast governmental changes would be wrought by an influx of younger voters? Forget tearing down statues; they would probably tear down the Library of Congress. (“It reeks of Permanent Record!”) The Centers for Disease Control would put those wasted West Nile Virus dollars to work eradicating the zit plague. The Environmental Protection Agency would be assigned tasks such as “Please, do something about my mom’s new boyfriend’s aftershave.” Lady Justice would remain blindfolded, but dropping her gown would make for some wicked awesome sexting!Opponents of the lowered voting age fear a slippery slope of ever-younger voters. Yeah, do we want a campaign season where candidates furtively pass out folded notes that ask, “Do you like me? Mark yes or no”?I was not reassured by the high school junior who promised me that 16 was as low as it would go. (“My 14-year-old brother’s ‘social engagement’ will remain having his face shoved into my armpit!”)One thing propelling the rethinking of age restrictions is the eloquence and passion shown by young activists in recent months. A message of “My adolescent brain may not be fully formed, but my opinions sure are!” has a lot of politicians and businessmen shaking in their boots.But older organizers comfort themselves with the thought, “I’m glad they hate guns. They’d SHOOT us if they ever figured out how we’re manipulating them!”FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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A complicated problem, made worse by politics

first_imgTo some, it seems obvious that migrants are human beings forced to move, rather than amorphous threats against the state. But little about human beings is simple. On Friday, at the inaugural Mahindra Humanities Center conference on “Migration and the Humanities,” a panel of academics tackled different facets of the many population movements now crisscrossing the globe.And no surprise: The experts raised more questions than answers as they discussed a complicated problem worsened by adversarial administrations, here and abroad, and the untold suffering of millions.Before the final talk, on “Survival and Security,” Mahindra Center Director Homi Bhabha said the conference had two goals: The first was to focus on “the ways in which the humanities contribute to the centuries-long process of migration,” he said; the second, “How do the issues that are raised by migration — questions of justice, of citizenship, issues of security, of social and global equity — speak to the foundational paradigms of the humanities?” Junot Díaz gets personal — and political — at Harvard conference Related Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist brings multiple identities to ‘Migration and the Humanities’ John Hamilton, Harvard’s William R. Kenan Professor of German and Comparative Literature and chair of the department of Germanic Languages and Literature, said any discussion of survival and security brings up “modalities of living in the face of civil unrest and oppression, climate change and cultural displacement.”“The humanities are well-suited to posing key questions,” Hamilton said. For example: “What is the promise, and what are the limits of living securely? How might security circumvent new, unforeseen threats? How can we be carefree without being careless?”Inderpal Grewal, professor and chair of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale, put the focus on the concept of the state, and specifically nation-building. In Grewal’s home region of the Punjab, gender roles and the idea of a “militarized masculinity” have shifted, casting Sikh men first as the ultimate defenders and ideal police, and then, too often, as dangerous insurgents. Even more problematically, Grewal said that some Sikh men are still set up as defenders of a united India at the same time the prime minister is promoting Hindu nationalism.,In the Punjab, a region divided by Pakistan and India, and for the Sikhs, a religious minority, these issues are not new.“What is new,” Grewal said, “is that migrants are securitized.”Lisa Lowe, Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities and director of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts University, addressed the way current trends of migration are being framed as crises, a tactic that serves to detach the mass movements from their longstanding political roots.“We are living in a time of unprecedented migration from countries besieged by war, poverty, and unprecedented coups,” she said. Lowe said The New York Times last week put the number of forcibly displaced at approximately 64 million — “the highest number since World War II.”However, unlike that post-WWII migration, “contemporary migrants are largely from the global south,” Lowe said. She said most are “food refugees, climate refugees, and asylum seekers,” who seek entrance to — and are viewed as a threat by — the north, which parlays their numbers into a rationale for becoming “Fortress Europe.”Most migrants are people in crisis, and a refusal to face the underlying causes of their displacement — war, economic inequity, or climate change — compounds the issues they face, she said.“The migrant is viewed as stateless, homeless, and rights-less,” Lowe said. “Perhaps the migrant is a sign of our difficulty in reading the global present.”“Migration and the Humanities” was sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.last_img read more

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USNS Henson concludes Oceanographic-Southern Partnership Station

first_imgBy Dialogo April 06, 2010 Military Sealift Command naval oceanographic survey ship USNS Henson (T-AGS 63) hosted a closing ceremony March 30 aboard the ship for Brazilian Navy oceanographers and hydrographers participating in the first Oceanographic-Southern Partnership Station (O-SPS) engagement. “The culmination of this weeks’ engagement with the Brazilian and U.S. Navy hydrographic offices proved to be a successful exchange of hydrographic science and ideas between our two nations,” said Capt. Brian Brown, commanding officer of Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO). Capt. Marcos Almeida, director, Brazilian Navy’s Hydrographic and Meteorological Center (CHM) added, “This engagement demonstrated the strength of our partnership, and I look forward to future cooperation between our navies.” O-SPS is a new engagement focused on oceanography and hydrographic surveying and the exchange of information between subject matter experts from partnering navies within the U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM) region. Surveyors from NAVOCEANO and Sailors from the expeditionary division of Fleet Survey Team (FST) conducted survey demonstrations at the Port of Fortaleza and aboard Henson. “This was a really good exchange, because there was a lot of interaction in which both sides learned a lot scientifically and culturally,” said Melody van der Linde, an oceanographer for NAVOCEANO. In addition to the survey demonstrations, both navies participated in workshops highlighting their naval oceanographic capabilities and procedures, the survey demonstrations and personal experiences throughout the course of the engagement.last_img read more

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