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Classic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today)

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508534/classic-architecture-with-a-social-agenda-1960-today Clipboard Photographs:  Timothy Hursley , Matteo Brancali, Adam Hopfner, Yale School of Architecture, Flickr user Paul Needham, Cal-Earth, Flickr User London PermacultureProject gallerySee allShow lessHappy Cities and Stranger Danger: An Interview with DIALOG’s Bruce HadenArticlesSheffield University Student Wins 9th RIBA Norman Foster Traveling ScholarshipArchitecture News Share Classic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today)Save this projectSaveClassic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today) Copy“Ninety-five percent of the world’s designers focus all of their efforts on developing products and services for the richest 10% of the world’s customers.”  – Paul Polak, Design for the 90% [1]         + 25The vast majority of contemporary architectural practice today is service industry based, where a fee-paying client commissions a firm for a defined scope of services. Master of self-effacing cynicism Philip Johnson wryly accepted this structure, calling architects “high-class whores.” The recent surge of interest in designing for traditionally underserved communities, from groups such as Architecture for Humanity, MASS Design, Project H and Public Architecture challenges the traditional firm model. The Prizker Prize jury’s recognition of Shigeru Ban’s humanitarian designs highlights that high design and a socially conscious practice are not mutually exclusive.Believing that architecture can alleviate societal ills and improve the quality of life for all people is not a new concept. Two eras, the 1920s and 1960s-70s, brought a social agenda to the forefront of the discourse. Hindsight reveals flaws of each. Modernism’s utopian visions for public housing and urban renewal are blamed for the detrimental impact of Post-WWII urban housing projects; participatory design in the 1960s and 70s is criticized for ceding expertise in the name of consensus, ending with projects that were no better than the status quo. Despite this, there are lessons to be learned from those who emphasized the social and humanitarian role of architecture.1. Giancarlo de Carlo / 1960s / Participation and ProcessSave this picture!© Matteo Brancali“Contemporary architecture must do everything possible to make architecture less and less the the representation of its designers and more and more the representation of its users.” – Giancarlo de Carlo, Melbourne, 1971+ 25As one of the founding members of Team X, Giancarlo de Carlo was a fierce critic of the placelessness, mindless zoning and repetitiveness of Modern architecture at the beginning of the twentieth century. For De Carlo, architecture was inherently linked to politics and required the inclusion of the user in the process – long before “community architecture” was a popular concept. His lecture and article entitled “Architecture’s Public,” along with his long running journal Spazio e Società (Space and Society), disseminated his views to contemporaries and future generations.When De Carlo was commissioned in 1969 to design social housing for workers of a steel company at Villaggio Matteotti, he seized the opportunity to enact his inclusive approach to architectural practice. De Carlo insisted that steel workers be engaged in the design process for Villaggio Matteotti; meetings were held during the workday and members of management were not allowed to attend. Workers were compensated for their time.Linear pedestrian paths and terraces organize bands of housing. Five basic unit types aggregate in varied compositions, providing setbacks and overhangs for exterior space and privacy. The overall composition was not decided ahead of time, but emerged over the course of the project.Another project, planning work for the Italian town of Rimini, furthered his commitment to participation. Each fortnight citizens were invited to share their concerns about the city. A key tenet was the introduction of a light rail system in the historic center that would eliminate cars. Additionally, he proposed a “self-build” scenario for the poor that was never realized, where future inhabitants were to take part in the construction.2. Nader Khalili / 1960s / Resource Constraints as a Catalyst for Innovation Save this picture!via webster.edu+ 25Whether it be a remote villiage in Iran or the moon, Nader Khalili belived the key to housing people in extremely resource-limited environments lay just beneath them.  An Iranian-American educator, architect, and author, Khalili developed earthen construction systems that can be deployed in emergencies or by families to build their own shelters. Khalili developed two systems (Suberadobe and Ceramic Houses) that exploit the ubiquitous prescence, thermal mass, and sustainability of earth as a building material. Both consist of a process that can be adapted to local resources and climate or even extraterrestrial settings. For Superadobe structures, long tubular bags are filled with earth and a stabilizer (asphalt, lime, or cement) and then coiled to create one or an aggregation of corbelled domes.  Layers are joined with barbed wire, which provides seismic resistance, and plastered over if the structure is intended to be permanent. The Ceramic House system involves firing an earth mixture, leading to increased durability and water resistance.His built architectural projects include prototype homes for a planned community of 5,000 in New Cuyama, California, a partially realized community intended for 20,000 in Isfahan, and the Middle East headquarters of Dupont/Polyacryl. Khalili taught at SCI-Arc from 1983-2008.3. Yale First Year Building / 1967-present / Student EngagementSave this picture!© Adam Hopfner, Yale School of Architecture+ 25Yale’s First Year Building Project was the first of its kind, institutionalizing the engagement of architecture students in the design and construction of small scale projects for underserved communities. At the time it was a largely unprecedented departure from the traditional architecture school modeled on the École des Beaux Arts.Connecting a student interest in design-build projects with the restlessness of sixties’ society to find relevance through social activism, the program kicked off in 1967. In 1964 Lyndon Johnson had declared an “unconditional war on poverty,” and the launch of programs such as VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) focused attention on alleviating the US’s internal problems.A range of projects including community centers, affordable housing and pavilions have been constructed annually for more than forty years. Some projects endure while others were demolished after a few years. Ample publicity led to the creation of similar programs at other universities such as Studio 804 at the University of Kansas and the Howard S. Wright Neighborhood Design Build/Studio at the University of Washington. 4. Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio / 1993-present / Community Based Design, Innovation and EmpowermentSave this picture!Rural Studio – Glass Chapel – 2000. Image © Timothy Hursley“Everyone, rich or poor, deserves a shelter for the soul, … architects should lead in procuring social and environmental change”  – Samuel Mockbee+ 25Founded by Samuel “Sambo” Mockbee and D.K. Ruth, Rural Studio projects bring design and material innovation to charitable works. As part of the Auburn University architecture program, students collaborate on the design and construction of housing and community facilities in Hale County, Alabama.Salvages or recycled materials are the studio’s trademark: 72,000 surplus carpet tiles for walls of a home, worn out tires for chapel walls, a glazed roof of tiled Chevy windshields. In many projects, local vernacular melds effortlessly with contemporary design. The program continued on after Mockbee passed away in 2001.Check out more on public interest design here, or read about its heightened role after the economic meltdown.This list is far from comprehensive: who are other early pioneers that improved lives through designing the built environment?Works Cited(1) Paul Polak,  Design for the 90%, pg 19Sources1.  http://www.spatialagency.net2. calearth.org4. Giancarlo De Carlom Benedict Zucchi.  Butterworth Architecture, Oxford. 19925. Hayes, Richard W.  The Yale Building Project: The First 40 Years.  Yale University Press, New Haven and London. 20076. http://samuelmockbee.net/rural-studio/7. http://www.ruralstudio.org• Photographs Projects “COPY” Houses ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/508534/classic-architecture-with-a-social-agenda-1960-today Clipboard “COPY” Classic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today) Save this picture!Rural Studio: Hale County Animal Shelter. Image © Timothy HursleyWritten by Michelle Miller Share CopyAbout this officeProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsArchitecture ClassicsResidential ArchitectureHousesPublic ArchitectureCommunityOtherSmall ScalePublic FacilitiesPublic Interest DesignYale School of ArchitectureHousesAuburn UniversityGiancarlo De CarloSamuel MockbeePublished on May 23, 2014Cite: Michelle Miller. “Classic Architecture with a Social Agenda (1960-Today)” 23 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Two teams heading in opposite directions clash Friday at NDCC Arena

first_imgJacob Karran will be back in the lineup Saturday when Nelson hosts Fernie Ghostriders Saturday.The three other players first game back is November 10 against Castlegar Rebels.Leafs GM, Mario DiBella also served a one-game suspension for Saturday’s dust up.Meanwhile Nelson is still missing defencemen Zach Morey and Dash Thompson and forward Kolten Nelson due to injury.Hawks Kramer shines to register Conference POMNot only does Nelson have to face the red-hot Hawks, but the Green and White will also have to beat the Kootenay Conference Player-of-the-Month, Tallon Kramer in goal.The Hawks netminder finished the month with six wins, three shutouts and a 1.00 goals against average.The native of Grande Prairie, AB, fourth in Goalie Leaders category with a .938 save percentage.Kramer edged out Logan Styler and Ed Lindsay of Castlegar Rebels, Mitch Traichevich of Kimberley and Justen James of Creston Valley Thunder Cats.Colin Bell of Osoyoos Coyotes was the Player-of-the-Month in the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference.Busy month for Nelson LeafsNelson, finishing the month of October with a 4-4 record, hosts Fernie Ghostriders to start a busy stretch of games in November.Fernie is third in the Eddie Mountain Division behind Creston and Kimberley. The two teams are tied for top spot in the division with 26 points.The Leafs, which started the month off with a 3-2 OT loss Tuesday in Grand Forks against the Border Bruins, play 10 games, during the month — four at home a six on the road. It’s a case of two teams going in the opposite directions.The Nelson Leafs, a team expected to challenge for the Murdoch Division but struggling to find consistency, entertains the soaring Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Leafs have dropped three straight — four of the past five games — while the Nitehawks are on a roll having won eight consecutive games to open a six-point lead in the Murdoch Division over the Leafs.During the losing streak, Nelson has scored only nine goals in five games. Nelson’s top scorer, Dale Howell, is tied for 17th in KIJHL scoring with 10 goals and 10 assists.Beaver Valley holds a 3-2 lead in the season series, having won the past two games — 5-4 and 4-2 in Fruitvale.Nelson defeated the Hawks 3-2 in overtime in the only game played at the NDCC Arena.Injuries, suspensions shorten Leafs benchThe donnybrook between Nelson and Creston last Saturday has the Leafs playing shorthanded for the next few games.Nelson dressed only 15 players for Tuesday’s clash against Grand Forks due to four players serving suspensions after the Creston game.Defenceman Brent Headon and forwards Jack Karran and Mason Mullaney were hit with three-game sits for multiple fights in the same stoppage of play.Defenceman Jacob Karran serves two games for a checking-from-behind major penalty.last_img read more

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 2016

first_imgESPINOZA WAS PREPARED FOR HIS DAY IN THE SUNVictor Espinoza won four races Saturday including the FrontRunner Stakes on 10-1 shot Gormley; the Zenyatta Stakes on Stellar Wind; and the Awesome Again Stakes aboard heavily favored California Chrome. Each was a Grade I event.“It was a great day,” said Espinoza Sunday morning at Clockers’ Corner where it was business as usual for the 44-year-old Mexican native. “I was ready and prepared for a big day like that. I thought if everything went well and all the horses I rode performed the way it looked on paper, it would be a fun day and very special.“When you ride a horse like Chrome, in addition to winning, you’re always looking forward to the next race. I was winning easy, so I didn’t want to use him too much, because the next race is going to be very important and tough. I had to save his energy for the Classic.”As for Stellar Wind, who defeated three-time Eclipse Award champion Beholder for the second straight race, Espinoza felt she would be up to the task.“She’s an awesome filly who’s gotten better as she’s gotten older,” he said of the 2015 champion three-year-old filly, now four. “Basically, she doesn’t do things on her own. I had to earn my pay riding her because you have to ask her to run. But for her to twice beat the best mare ever shows how great she is.“Take nothing away from Beholder in defeat. They’re both the best, but right now, I think Stellar Wind is better.”Espinoza rode Gormley to a front-running three-length win over 3-10 favorite Klimt in the FrontRunner Stakes, posting a $23.60 upset.“It was a bit of a challenge for me because we had the one hole,” Espinoza said of the son of Malibu Moon trained by John Shirreffs for Jerry and Ann Moss. “I thought maybe I’d break and sit back because it was his first time going two turns. I didn’t really want to push him too much. But when something happened to the three (Secret House, the expected pacesetter, whose rider, Santiago Gonzalez, “stepped off” as the gates opened), I said ‘Forget about it, let’s go to the front.’” CHROME ‘LOOKS GREAT’ AFTER AWESOME AGAIN ROMPThe fairytale that is California Chrome continued to flower at Santa Anita Saturday.In what amounted to a paid workout, the five-year-old horse rolled to his sixth straight victory in the Awesome Again Stakes, winning by two-and-a-quarter lengths under regular rider Victor Espinoza before an adoring crowd of 18,563 on track and countless more watching on TV and satellites around the globe.California Chrome left Santa Anita at 6:33 p.m. Saturday night for his Los Alamitos headquarters to prepare for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5.“He looked great this morning,” Art Sherman said by phone from Los Alamitos at 6:15 Sunday morning. “I went over him and he looks like a horse that didn’t even run. The horse amazes me. We’ve just got to keep him healthy and fresh for the Breeders’ Cup.”Chrome won the Awesome Again almost pulled up, with Espinoza virtually applying the brakes “under a snug hold,” winning “handily” over Dortmund, blinkers and all, who had four and a half lengths on 26-1 shot Win the Space in the field of five, rounded out by Hard Aces and Soi Phet.“Victor told me he eased him up the last 70 yards,” said Sherman, who will keep the same agenda for California Chrome leading to the Classic as he did for the Awesome Again.“It’ll be the same kind of plan. We’ll train him here at Los Al and bring him to Santa Anita a week out. I’m not going to change anything. It seemed to be a good plan, so we’re not going to change it.”While California Chrome was far from all out, Sherman seemed all out to contain his emotions in the winner’s circle hubbub after the victory. This can happen at age 79, when you realize most of your life has passed. You gain a deeper appreciation of what you had and what you have left, and Art Sherman has a lot to look forward to.“Well, it was quite a thrill for me,” he confessed. “The people, everybody who’s involved with the horse, we’ve got a great bunch of owners, what can you say?”Once the victory celebration was over, the TV cameras, well-wishers and assorted hangers-on were gone, Sherman, in public a man of the people, as California Chrome is a horse of the people, returned to his comfort zone.“Faye (his wife) and I went out for a little Mexican food with my niece,” he said.“I had a couple of margaritas and was ready for bed.” ‘HAPPY’ MELATONIN BREEZES PAST WORK FOESSanta Anita Handicap and Gold Cup winner Melatonin continued working his way towards the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5 with a six furlong move Sunday in a bullet 1:11.80 under regular rider Joe Talamo.“He worked in company with a couple other horses (Bluegrass Bronco, 1:12.60 and Majestic Kitten, 1:13.20) and went the last quarter in 22 and one,” said David Hofmans, who trains the son of Kodiac Kowboy for Susan Osborne’s Tarabilla Farm.“Joe said he was smooth, felt good, happy and caught the horses that were five in front of him. At the eighth pole he blew right by them, so he’s doing good.” FINISH LINES: Lord Nelson, winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby and the Grade I Triple Bend in his last two starts, worked five furlongs Sunday morning under Rafael Bejarano for next Saturday’s Grade I “Win and You’re In” Santa Anita Sprint Championship in 59.80. “He went nice; he’s ready,” said Bob Baffert, who rides Flavien Prat in the Sprint. “This will set him up.” Jazzy Times and Drefong, also nominated to the Sprint, worked four furlongs for Baffert in a bullet 47 flat . . . Mike Smith, who has ridden Drefong to three straight victories including the Grade I Kings Bishop on Aug. 27, rides at Belmont Park Saturday on Jockey Club Gold Cup day . . . John Sadler said Stellar Wind came out of her neck victory over Beholder “great” and it’s on to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff and a potential third meeting with the three-time Eclipse champion. “What’s nice is that we’ll be in our own home environment (as Santa Anita hosts the 32nd Breeders’ Cup for an unprecedented ninth time on Nov. 4 and 5),” Sadler said. “We’ll give Stellar Wind a breather for a few days and get ready for the big one.” . . . Harbour Master, a two-year-old trained by Jamie Osborne, arrives Wednesday for the $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at a mile on turf Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. Jockey Jamie Spencer rides.center_img THE BEAT GOES ON FOR SONGBIRD            All systems remain go for unbeaten superstar filly Songbird as she seeks her 12th straight victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita on Nov. 4.“She’s continued to do things the way she started out doing them,” said Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who has ridden the daughter of Medaglia d’Oro in all of her races, including the Cotillion at Parx on Sept. 24. “It’s pretty incredible for her to still dominate the way she has. Her last race was one of her best, so that’s always a good sign leading into a big, big race.“She’s doing really well, she’s happy and back at Santa Anita. I saw her the other day and she looks wonderful. She’s none the worse for wear. She seems to keep her weight on, her coat is shining, and all is good.”Added her Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer Sunday morning: “She’s going to breeze Thursday. That will be her first work since winning the Cotillion and it will be 11 days from her race, which is longer than I usually wait, but since she shipped and everything, I’m giving her more time.” CLASSIC COUNTDOWN IS ON FOR CHROMEESPINOZA WAS READY FOR ‘GRAND SLAM’ MELATONIN BREEZES FOR THE BC CLASSICSONGBIRD HOME TO PREPARE FOR DISTAFFlast_img read more

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Takeaways from Warriors’ morning shootaround before season opener

first_imgOAKLAND – Below are some takeaways from the Warriors’ morning shootaround before their season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.Draymond Green thinks he’ll improve his conditioning soon.Warriors coach Steve Kerr has no idea how many minutes he will play Green after missing three out of five exhibition games because of a sore left knee. Kerr only knows that Green will play in shorter bursts and will log lower than last year’s season average (32.7 minutes …last_img

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Worried about Warriors? It’s only preseason, but 1-3 team has struggled

first_imgOnce upon a time in a century far, far away, the Warriors’ marketing brains mailed packages to prospective ticket buyers. Included was a button which read, “I’m a Warriors Worrier.”Not only that, they enlisted big Bay Area names, past and present, to help spread the message.From the New York Times: “Jim Plunkett, the Los Angeles Raiders’ quarterback, is shown saying, ”I worry long distance.’ Bill Walsh, the San Francisco 49ers’ coach, says, ‘they’re my second biggest worry,’ and Reggie …last_img

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Grant Korgan and “The Push” on Owning Your Own Reality

first_imgIn The Push, Grant Korgan explores the power of possibility through positivity. In this interview, he shares the insight gained through loss.Grant Korgan took the most devastating moment in his life and turned it into an affirmation and a journey.The Push: A South Pole Adventure PremiumBeat: It takes about eighteen minutes into the film before the audience experiences the injury that fractured your spine. And, although we know going in that you suffered it, it still manages to be a horrifying shock. I can only imagine the emotions you must have surrounding the film. What is the experience like for you viewing the film?Grant Korgan: Our goal in making this film was to make a positive impact with our collective efforts, above all else. I truly believe we are most connectable where we are most vulnerable. And, if I believe my own words here, then I knew I was going to need to be all-in — committed fully to share my whole truth — all of it. The emotions I might feel when reliving the worst experience of my life is secondary to sharing my truth — unimportant in the big picture of the film’s ultimate goal.Diving deeper here, knowing the film is touching the audience’s hearts and minds, and is having the positive impact in the world we all hoped it would, was and is the ultimate intention of the film. I have likely seen this film thousands of times, and there are many parts that still bring me to tears. I believe this is a testament to the team that curated the story, and their ultimate success in achieving such an emotive product. That said, I always avert my eyes during the accident footage. I do not need to relive the feelings and experiences that transpired on March 5th, 2010.Grant Korgan in The Push.PB: How did you take the determination to use the footage of your accident and build this documentary on your healing process?GK: This was a decision based on necessity rather than creativity. Ultimately, our team found The Push narrative required this intensive character development, in order for elements such as the South Pole expedition to achieve a desired impact. At this point, it came down to the question of my willingness to “go there.” Unanimously, our post-production team locked arms in a desire to not just tell the story, but tell the whole story. I am extremely proud of the vulnerability and courage everyone on this film showed in expressing our collective truth.Grant Korgan in The PushPB: The film obviously details your horrific injury and your recovery, but it’s about something so much deeper. It seems to be about how goals are necessary to achieve mind over matter, but that cracks let the light in and should be embraced too. Is that in the ballpark of your exploration?GK: The truth is this: We all suffer and we all go through struggle. What happens to us, the difficulties we set out for ourselves, and the challenging happenstance experiences that life inevitably brings to our doorstep, is not what’s important — it is how we deal with our struggle that matters. More specifically, it’s who we become through our frictions that defines our characters and ultimately writes our stories. Bottom line, we are at a choice. No matter how dark the day, there is always something to be grateful for, a micro element that can be nurtured into a macro element, a flicker of light that can be fully developed (you have to do the work) into a flame! When we utilize the unlimited power of positivity, we become unbreakable.The Push.PB: What has the response been from audiences? Anything surprise you about reactions from strangers and friends?GK: It has been a beautiful experience to watch people open their hearts and minds to the messaging of The Push story. Our team has been consistently blown away by the impact, authentic reach, and depth by which audience members have allowed this film into their worlds.Each of the beats in this film mean different things to different people. With open hearts and minds, our team has received messages of hope, forward-movement, love, and personal growth/empowerment — along with “Why on earth would you go to a place that is 40 degrees below freezing!” This human experience is the exact reason we wanted to invest years of our lives into the act of filmmaking — to make a positive impact in the lives of one or many, all around the globe.Grant Korgan in The Push.PB: What’s next for Grant Korgan?GK: Another project has begun! In addition to traveling the nation as a motivational speaker, sharing my book Two Feet Back with new audiences, and recently achieving a life dream of becoming a pilot, my next project will launch on our social media channels and www.grantkorgan.com in the coming months! Follow @grantkorgan and @shawnakorgan for upcoming announcements!Cover image via The Push.Looking for more industry interviews? Check these out.Industry Insights: The Man in the High Castle’s Cinematographer Gonzalo AmatInterview: Composer Chad Cannon on the Obamas’ Higher GroundIndustry Interview: DJ Stipsen, DP of “What We Do in the Shadows”Composer David Schwartz on VEEP, The Good Place and Arrested DevelopmentThe Editor of “Us” on Working with Jordan Peele and the Horror Genrelast_img read more

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Plans afoot to give Pragati Maidan worldly makeover

first_imgWasn’t Pragati Maidan going someplace else? The good news is, it isn’t. It is here to stay, and will get bigger and better.Plans are afoot for a phased redevelopment of Delhi’s landmark fairground that will increase its exhibition space by almost five times, bringing it on a par with similar grounds across the world.For some time, stories had been doing the rounds that the complex, spread over 124 acres of prime land in the heart of the city, would be shifted elsewhere in view of the traffic gridlocks that result in the area whenever Pragati Maidan hosts an exhibition (and it hosts 70 in a year).Click here to EnlargeBut Rita Menon, the chairman and managing director of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) that manages the complex, rubbished talks of the fairground moving into a new address. On the contrary, she disclosed that the complex was, in fact, being readied for a makeover that would draw more exhibitors and visitors to the place.”We have already appointed a consultant for the facelift plan. So let everyone be clear that we are not going anywhere. We will stay here, and redevelop it into a world-class facility for multipurpose use,” she said.For the planned makeover, the land-use of Pragati Maidan has to be first changed from ‘district park’, the current land-use status, to ‘commercial’ by the Union urban development ministry. For that, steps have already been initiated.”We have already received the government’s intent (to change the land-use) and are waiting for it to spell it out in black and white,” Menon said.advertisementThe phased redevelopment of the complex could begin as early as 2013, after the consultant is ready with the makeover plan, and work could go on till 2015.In the intermediate period, some of the top draws at Pragati Maidan such as the Defence Expo, the India International Trade Fair and Auto Expo, could be curtailed. “But ultimately the redeveloped exhibition halls will sport a look that will make them interchangeable for multiple use,” Menon said.Halls and other property inside the complex which are centrally air-conditioned or were refurbished for the Commonwealth Games will not be touched. Also left untouched will be hall no. 6, it being a heritage structure.Still, this leaves 40-50 per cent of the infrastructure as old and fit for redevelopment. While the exact plan will only be worked out by the consultant, ITPO officials do have a broad idea about what to expect.”The old halls will be taken down and rebuilt. There won’t be multiple floors in the new structures as exhibitors don’t prefer it universally. Everything will be on the ground floor and the halls’ infrastructure should allow display of items from a pin to a plan,” Menon said.Another major change will be linking all the halls, too scattered at present, with walkalators. “They need to be integrated, brought close to each other – as is the norm elsewhere in the world. People can look forward to walkalators inside the refurbished complex,” she said.The consultant will also look at the viability of having an alternate entry to the complex from Ring Road. “If it can be done through an underpass or some other way it will give us a strategic entry and will be great for the complex. But there are lots of complex issues that will have to be considered for this plan,” a senior official said.Other than these, the new complex will retain some of the existing, recently built structures and add new seminar, conference and convention spaces to the facility.last_img read more

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Ashley Judd Upset After Being Threatened With Sexual Violence Following UK’s Win

first_imgA picture of Ashley Judd in light.Kentucky superfan Ashley Judd wasn’t a fan of Arkansas’ physical play during today’s SEC title game, and she expressed that opinion during the contest on Twitter. Unfortunately, some of the responses she got were wildly inappropriate.Judd took to Twitter to take aim at a number of users who made sexist remarks and threatened her with sexual violence. She also retweeted one example.When when I express a stout opinion during #MarchMadness I am called a whore, c—, threatened with sexual violence. Not okay.— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015I am sorry to retweet but this is a typical example. “@Leeroy_MAX: [email protected] Go suck on Cal’s two inch dick ye Bitch whore.”— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 15, 2015In 2011, Judd revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in her memoirs. It goes without saying that this is completely unacceptable, regardless of how serious the threats actually are. Do better, college basketball fans.last_img read more

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Predicting College Football’s Next 9 National Champions

first_imgClemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates winning the national titleTAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Clemson Tigers celebrates with the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy after defeating the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 to win the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Who’s going to win college football’s national championship this upcoming season? What about in 2017? 2018? 2019? Etc.  Nick Saban AlabamaWill Saban win another one?We’re attempting to figure that out. We’re predicting the next nine national champions in college football. Using logic and some very creatively imagined scenarios, we’ve predicted who’s going to win it all until 2024. Surely, you won’t disagree with most of them (maybe any of them) but it’s a fun read. Here they are. Start With: 2016, Clemson >>>Pages: Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10last_img read more

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