Photocatalytic Cave / Amezcua

first_img Year:  Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 27Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Listone Giordano, Porcelanosa Grupo, Adobe, Comex, Light Moxion, Stylus Audio & Video, Taller Tornel, Teka, Trimble, URREADesign Team:Gabriela Mosqueda, Aarón Rivera, Rodrigo Lugo, Miguel González, Saraí Cházaro, Víctor Cruz, María García, Mauricio Miranda, Julio Amezcua.Developer:MM Desarrollos Manufacturing, Thermoforming And Installation:Embodied Interior Lightning:Luz en Arquitectura Exterior Lightning:Light Moxion City:Ciudad de MéxicoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroText description provided by the architects. The Photocatalytic Cave is located 12 meters below a house in the upper part of a hill, to the west of Mexico City, an area where it’s common to find caves created decades ago, to extract sand as a building material. To make use of this natural hollow, the project was carried out by designing and working together with the client, his suppliers and construction team, highlighting Amezcua’s design, to achieve a space like no other. Besides its recreational use, this site also intends to promote and generate lifestyle experiences for the real estate clientele of MM.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroSeveral actions were carried out to in order to make this space habitable, enduring, and mutable. The first was to secure the place structurally, placing metal lintels as in coalmines, supported on columns. The second was to carve the roofs, gaining height and physically distributing load forces, in addition to properly directing natural water runoffs.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroFinally, the humidity of the site was substantially reduced, with passive techniques such as natural air circulation and also with active equipment such as air injectors, dehumidifiers and two backlit covers made out of Krion, a thermo-formable material that catalyzes when in contact with natural or artificial light, thus acting as air purifiers and light diffusers. The project consists of five galleries – one of them isolated. Upon entering, the first thing you see is one of the backlit covers that resemble a calla lily flower in its shape, which due to its dimensions and interference with the ceiling, questions the guest about the space he enters. Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroThis piece completes the entrance hall and distributes it between the kitchen – equipped with what is necessary to serve formal dinners for up to 12 people – and the living room, whose curved armchair was cast following the shape of the wall. The piece also makes a game of reflections with the closet mirrors, and visually protects the entrance to the toilets, where the focal piece is a washbasin manufactured on-site with marbled concrete, cast with a special formwork that refers to the strata of the cave, by the artist Rodolfo Díaz Cervantes of Taller Tornel.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe gallery that precedes the dining room has, on one side, an intimate place to smoke cigars or have a drink and, on the other, a wine cellar and coffee area. Finally, the last gallery displays the second backlit cover, which is attached to the ceiling. In addition to illuminating the dining room table, this piece emulates the effect of an x-ray, exhibiting a series of blocks placed by the owner –carrying each a written intention – following the recommendation of the artist Emilio García Plascencia. The beauty of this place is in its nature and the reading of time observed in the strata of its walls; in an intervention that softens the space and transforms it into a cave that shows the advances in design, uses and technology that have occurred throughout the thousands of years that human beings have occupied them.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse in Lamego / António Ildefonso ArquitectoSelected ProjectsBuilding Boom: Qatar’s Monumental New ArchitectureArchitecture News Share 2018 Architects: Amezcua Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929776/photocatalytic-cave-amezcua Clipboard “COPY” Photocatalytic Cave / Amezcua Mexicocenter_img ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/929776/photocatalytic-cave-amezcua Clipboard “COPY” Projects Photocatalytic Cave / AmezcuaSave this projectSavePhotocatalytic Cave / Amezcua Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAmezcuaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentCommercial ArchitectureRetailShowroomExtensionMexico CityMexicoPublished on December 10, 2019Cite: “Photocatalytic Cave / Amezcua” [Cueva Fotocatalítica MM / Amezcua] 10 Dec 2019. 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Washington’s role in Mexican student massacres

first_imgProtest in Mexico City for dead and missing students, Oct. 8.Photo: Alan RothOn Oct. 2, 1968, just 10 days before the opening of the Summer Olympics, held that year in Mexico City, police and soldiers gunned down students gathered in a plaza in the Tlatelolco section of the capital. Students said up to 400 were killed; the government admitted to only 30. No official accounting has ever been made.This year, scores of students in the Mexican town of Iguala who were preparing for a commemoration of the Tlatelolco Massacre met a similar fate. The media say that on the night of Sept. 26-27, police and drug cartel assassins attacked the students, killing at least six and abducting 43 others.Since then, mass graves have been discovered with the charred and mutilated bodies of many of the missing. The search for more is ongoing.This horrendous atrocity, while not given the coverage it deserves, is being reported on in the U.S. media, but merely as a reflection of the corruption and brutality of Mexican officials and the drug lords. Period. No mention is made at all of the role the United States has played in both corrupting and impoverishing Mexico.But this is exactly what people in the U.S. need to know, because the Mexican people need our solidarity in their struggle to gain justice and true sovereignty.First of all, the brutality of the U.S. government in relation to Mexico is never mentioned. But the U.S. had a big hand in the attack on the students that produced the Tlatelolco Massacre.In 1968 there was widespread anger everywhere at both the U.S. war in Southeast Asia and the rampant racism at home. Washington was expecting demonstrations during the Olympic Games. To its dismay, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave the Black Power salute from the podium as they received their medals.The U.S. government had been in touch with Mexican authorities for months before the games. Much later, in 2003, the National Security Archive in Washington published documents from the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, the FBI and the White House, all of which revealed the enormous pressure put on Mexico to prevent any anti-U.S. protests during the games.Six days before the massacre, both President Gustavo Díaz Ordaz and his security chief assured Washington that “the situation will be under complete control shortly.” (“Latin America’s Cold War,” Hal Brand, Harvard University Press) The hands that pulled the triggers may have been Mexican, but the “do whatever is necessary” orders came from the U.S.NAFTA and rural povertySince those days, Mexico’s trajectory has been even more tragic. The U.S.-imposed NAFTA — the so-called North American Free Trade Agreement — which went into force on Jan. 1, 1994, totally undermined the rural people who had put food on the table and earned a little cash by farming. Cheap U.S. corn flooded Mexico, making agribusiness giants very happy but forcing many Mexican families off the land and into the emigration pipeline, where they risked arrest and even death crossing the border.This destruction of Mexico’s rural economy is what has fueled the rise of the drug cartels, whose market and connections are both in the U.S.Mexican politicians have good reason to fear their powerful neighbor to the north. The Pentagon at the end of 2008 issued a report warning of Mexico’s imminent “sudden collapse” and threatening that “any descent by Mexico into chaos would demand an American response based on the serious implications for homeland security alone.” (El Paso Times, Jan. 13, 2009)So, while creating the economic conditions for the rise of the drug lords, the U.S. imperialists then use their existence as a pretext for possible military intervention if things don’t go their way.Mexican students are not just victims. They are politically conscious leaders in the struggle against imperialism. They deserve all the support and solidarity we can give them.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Blast hits headquarters of English-language weekly

first_img to go further March 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blast hits headquarters of English-language weekly IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” News Follow the news on Iraq December 28, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Organisation Reporters Without Borders today firmly condemned an explosion yesterday at the headquarters of the Baghdad Mirror, an English-language weekly that is funded by the US army. The explosion, which the authorities subsequently attributed to a mortar shell, damaged the newspaper’s offices but caused no injuries.”We call on the Iraqi authorities to conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify and punish those responsible for this attack,” the press freedom organization said, stressing that it was “extremely concerned” about recent attacks targeting journalists.”Four journalists have been killed in Iraq since the start of the year, five have been kidnapped and one narrowly escaped a kidnapping attempt,” Reporters Without Borders said, adding that, “fortunately there were no victims from yesterday’s attack.”Yesterday’s explosion at the Baghdad Mirror occurred at midday. The newspaper is located in a house in the centre of Baghdad, near the Hotel Méridien, where most foreign journalists stay. It covers the activities of the coalition forces and is distributed free of charge on the streets of the capital.Iraq continues to be the world’s most dangerous country for the press, with 51 journalists and media assistants killed since the start of the war in March 2003. Receive email alerts IraqMiddle East – North Africa News News Help by sharing this information February 15, 2021 Find out more December 16, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Journalist beaten with cane by ruling party parliamentarian

first_img BangladeshAsia – Pacific News to go further Organisation RSF_en RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Receive email alerts Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the action of a parliamentary representative of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in beating Manjur Morshed, the correspondent of a national daily, with a cane on 9 August in the southern city of Baufal, leaving him seriously injured. The legislator’s supporters also attacked and threatened other journalists in Baufal.”It is shocking to see a ruling party legislator beat and threaten a journalist and behave like a gangster, and we call for an investigation and swift sanctions,” the organisation said in a letter to home affairs minister Lutfozzaman Babor, adding: “As long as he is not punished by the courts and his party, his name will stay on our press freedom violators blacklist of those responsible for physical attacks and censorship.”The legislator concerned was Shahidul Alam Talukder (photo), a local BNP leader in Baufal. Ten of his thugs kidnapped Morshed from his place of work on 9 August and took him before Talukder, who personally administered the beating, which was prompted by an article in the national daily Jugantor the previous day implicating him in a corruption scandal.The president and general secretary of the local press club were also beaten when they tried to intervene. Covered with bruises, Morshed was released during the night. He used to be the correspondent of the daily Ajker Kagoj and is currently in the process of becoming Jugantor’s correspondent.Talukder denied using any violence when reached by phone. “I never beat him,” he said to Reporters Without Borders. But his supporters have continued to threaten journalists in Baufal, parading outside the press club. Many terrified journalists have fled the city. Jubilant BNP activities slaughtered a goat at the home of one of Talukder’s friends to celebrate their victory.The police did not intervene to protect the journalists. One police officer, Nur Muhammad, went to the home of several correspondents and threatened to bring false charges against them if they continued to protest about Talukder.Two days before Morshed’s beating, Daily Ajker Barta reporter Shimul Chowdhury was assaulted by a businessmen linked to Hafiz Hibrahim, a local BNP leader and parliamentary representative for the southern city. BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladeshcenter_img February 26, 2021 Find out more August 11, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist beaten with cane by ruling party parliamentarian News May 19, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News News Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

JPL Instruments on New Satellite Send Back First Ocean Measurements

first_img 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Science and Technology JPL Instruments on New Satellite Send Back First Ocean Measurements By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, December 11, 2020 | 2:28 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Top of the News Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This graphic depicts the first sea surface height measurements from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which launched Nov. 21, 2020, carrying ocean-sensing instruments designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Southern tip of Africa can be seen, with red colors indicating higher sea level relative to blue ones. (Credit: European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites)A suite of instruments ,managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that are mounted to a joint U.S.-European satellite have sent back their first measurements of global ocean levels, JPL announced Thursday.The three JPL-managed instruments aboard the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which launched on Nov. 21 from Vandenberg Air Force Base atop a Falcon 9 rocket,“The data provide information on sea surface height, wave height, and wind speed off the southern tip of Africa,” JPL said in a written statement.So far, everything seems to be working according to plan, JPL Project Scientist Josh Willis said.“Christmas came early this year,” he said. “And right out of the box, the data look fantastic.”Sentinel 6 is the result of a collaboration between the European Space Agency, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with funding and support from the European Commission and France’s National Centre for Space Studies.It’s one of two twin satellites that will carry on decades of data collection on the Earth’s ocean levels, according to JPL. Sentinel 6B is scheduled to launch in 2025.“Both spacecraft are a part of the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS mission, which will collect accurate measurements of sea surface height for more than 90% of the world’s oceans,” the statement said. “The satellites will also monitor atmospheric temperature and humidity, as well as wave height and wind speed, which will provide crucial information for operational oceanography, marine meteorology, and climate studies.”More information on the Sentinel 6 mission can be found online at nasa.gov/sentinel-6.See also:It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A SpaceX Rocket; Vandenberg AFB Launch Hurls JPL-Built Instruments Into Orbit SaturdayOcean-Studying Satellite Equipped With JPL-Built Sensors Arrives at Vandenberg AFB Ahead of LaunchOcean-Studying Satellite Outfitted With 3 JPL Instruments Readied for SoCal Launch Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Section 138 NI Act – Demand Notice Need Not Disclose Nature Of Transaction Leading To Issuance Of Cheque : Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesSection 138 NI Act – Demand Notice Need Not Disclose Nature Of Transaction Leading To Issuance Of Cheque : Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas18 March 2021 6:34 AMShare This – x“The court cannot legislate by prescribing a particular form and cannot require that the nature of the transaction, leading to the issuance of cheque, be disclosed in the notice when the statute does not provide for it.”Answering a reference, the Kerala High Court held that a demand notice under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act need not disclose the nature of transaction leading to the issuance of cheque.The Division Bench was answering the reference whether a demand notice without a full disclosure of the details of the transaction would be rendered invalid. The Bench, comprising …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?LoginAnswering a reference, the Kerala High Court held that a demand notice under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act need not disclose the nature of transaction leading to the issuance of cheque.The Division Bench was answering the reference whether a demand notice without a full disclosure of the details of the transaction would be rendered invalid. The Bench, comprising  Justices K Vinod Chandran and MR Anitha ruled that the Negotiable Instruments Act (the Act) did not mandate a format for a demand notice. The Court stated in the case K Basheer v C Usman Koya as follows :, “The court cannot legislate by prescribing a particular form and cannot require that the nature of the transaction, leading to the issuance of cheque, be disclosed in the notice when the statute does not provide for it.” The question was referred to the Division Bench for consideration after a Single Bench hearing an appeal against an Additional Sessions Court’s Order found divergence in the Kerala High Court’s treatment of such cases. The Single Judge was hearing an appeal from the order of an Additional Sessions Judge acquitting the respondent (accused) who was alleged to have dishonoured a cheque. In Kerala High Court decision Divakaran v. State of Kerala, a Single Judge of Justice K Abraham Mathew had held that the nature and date of transaction, and the date of issuance of cheque were material facts. If these were not disclosed in the statutory demand notice, the doors of the Court would be closed for such ‘fortune seekers’, it had been stated. The Single Judge in the case had held that a person accused in a complaint under Section 142 of the Act is entitled to know the material particulars of the accusation levelled before he was tried. A suppression of these particulars would entail acquittal, without anything more, it was stated. Another Single Bench of the High Court took a divergent stance in Surendra Das v. State of Kerala, wherein the Judge opined that an error or an omission to state the nature of debt or liability in a demand notice does not render it invalid. The Court had pointed out that the Act did not prescribe a form in which a demand notice was to be issued under Section 138(b). Drawing from the legislative scheme and intent, the Division Bench stated that a complaint under Section 138 required the following factual allegations, that the cheque was drawn in a valid account by the holder, that its presentation was within six months or validity period; whichever is earlier, that the cheque was dishonoured, that the demand was made by the payee or holder in due course within 30 days of dishonour. The Court surmised that the only additional fact that had to be proved was the fact that the drawer did not pay the sum demanded within 15 days from the date of receipt of the demand. Concluding that the statute did not prescribe a form for a demand notice, the Court quoted Central Bank of India & Anr. v. M/s. Saxons Farms & Ors., wherein it had been categorically held that no form of notice is prescribed under Clause (b) of the proviso to Section 138 of the Act. Holding that the Act only required a payee or holder in due course to notify the drawer of the cheque of its dishonour, the Bench held that the legislation created a presumption in favour of the payee once the ingredients of the dishonour were disclosed. This presumption could not be rendered otiose, the Court emphasized. The Bench summarised the law on dishonour of cheques in this way, “The legislative intention is to overcome the cumbersome procedure of filing police report or complaint and subsequent enquiry or investigation etc., in matters of cheque dishonour. It also seeks to avoid the filing of a civil suit and a further execution for realisation of the decretal amount. This is the reason why Proviso (b) to Sec.138 provides that once the cheque is returned on presentation for reason of insufficiency of funds or for exceeding the arrangement, the payee or the holder in due course may make a demand for payment of money by giving a notice in writing to the drawer of the cheque, but within 30 days of the receipt of information of dishonour from the Bank. Time frame prescribed under the proviso further is an indication to ensure the bonafides of the drawee.” Therefore, the Court declared, “It is also to be noted in this context that the offence u/s.138 of the Act is an offence which would be attracted on the ingredients above referred being satisfied. The statute also provides a presumption in favour of the holder which cannot be rendered otiose. We are, with utmost respect, unable to agree with the requirement mandated by Divakaran that the nature of the transaction should be disclosed in the notice; as that does not appear to be the correct position of law.” On facts, the Court found that there was no business transaction between the accused and the complainant as alleged by the latter. Additionally, when the complainant averred that the accused had failed to respond to his demand notice, the Court stated that a failure to send reply cannot be a circumstance to prove the case of the complainant or demolish the case of the defence. On these terms, the appeal was dismissed.Click here to download the judgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Johnson Center ornaments on sale

first_img The ornaments make great gifts for those who have speical ties to or memories of the Johnson Center for the Arts when it was the former Troy Post Office and for those who now enjoy the many exhibitions and events at the arts center in Troy, said Richard Metzger, Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, executive director.“The 2009 ornament design features the arched window that is one of the many features of the Johnson Center,” Metzger said. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 17, 2009 You Might Like Attorney: situation ‘over reaction’ An attorney for a Brundidge man charged with burglary in connection with an incident at the University of Alabama said… read more The cost of the ornaments is $15 each and they may be purchased at the Johnson Center for the Arts on East Walnut Street in Troy. To reserve an ornament call the arts center at 670-2287. Sponsored Content Skip Johnson Center ornaments on sale Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel With Christmas only a week away, shoppers who are looking for those special gifts that will have special meaning and purpose need look no farther than the Johnson Center for the Arts.The arts center has a limited number of its 2009 Christmas ornaments still available for sale. By The Penny Hoarder The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Our Christmas ornaments this year are handmade fused glass, crafted by local artist Walter Black and made exclusively for the Johnson Center. Having a local artist design and craft the ornaments makes them even more special and unique. These ornaments make wonderful keepsake gifts.” Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Print Article Book Nook to reopenlast_img read more

GABLE, JOSEPH F., JR.

first_img83, of Barnegat passed January 7, 2018. A US Army Veteran, he formerly resided in Bayonne where he was a communicant of O.L. of Mt. Carmel Church, the Mt. Carmel Lyceum, and Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts of America for many years. Surviving are his wife, Barbara (Wadas) Gable; two children, Jeffrey and Jennifer Gable; three brothers, Ronald, Robert and Alexander Gable as well as many nieces and nephews. Funeral arrangements by BARNEGAT Funeral Home, 841 W. Bay Ave., Barnegat, NJ.last_img

Council Agenda: Draining Merion Park, 9th Street Bike Crossing, Father’s Day Fireworks

first_imgNew fireworks displays are scheduled for June 14 and July 16 this summer.Ocean City Council has a full agenda for its public meeting 7 p.m. Thursday (March 27) at the Ocean City Free Public Library, but here are a handful of things that might be of special interest:Merion Park Drainage Improvements: City Council will vote to award a $2,739,554 contract to F.W. Shawl & Sons of Marmora for road and drainage work and construction of pump stations to help drain flooded streets. The contract would be one of the final pieces of a bold plan to bring relief to a low-lying neighborhood where tidal salt water floods streets many times a year. The first phase of the project is expected to begin in April.Ninth Street Crossing: City Council will vote to award a $238,857 contract to Diehl Electric Company of Hammonton to install a user-activated traffic signal to help bicyclists and pedestrians cross Ninth Street. The signal will provide a safe crossing of the busy gateway for bikes traveling on a north-south bike route under development. It also will provide a link for traffic coming from the new Ninth Street Bridge pedestrian and bicycle lane. The signal will be installed near Haven Avenue and provide easy access to an existing bicycle corridor running south from there. It will be activated only by a push button, and it will be timed to work in coordination with the traffic light at Ninth Street and West Avenue. A state grant brought in $100,000 for the project.Father’s Day Fireworks: City Council will vote to approve a permit for fireworks displays on June 14 and July 16. The displays are sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association and are first-time events for Father’s Day Weekend and the third week of July.New Track at Carey Field: City Council will vote to approve a $484,750 contract with All Surface Asphalt Paving of Point Pleasant to remove and replace the track surface at the city-owned Carey Field at Ocean City High School.$69.8 Million Budget: City Council will vote to introduce a $69.8 million proposed city budget for 2014 that raises the tax levy by 2.57 percent.For complete text of agenda items and supporting documentation, see the City Council Agenda Packet.last_img read more

Obama honors Robert Brustein

first_imgThe American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) founding director Robert Brustein was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the White House on March 2.The National Medal of Arts is the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government. The medal, conferred by the president, is presented to individuals or groups who are deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the United States. During the past 26 years, more than 250 extraordinary patrons and artists in the fields of visual, performing, and literary arts have been honored. With this medal, the president recognizes the wealth and depth of creative expression of America’s artists.Brustein joins the roster of great American artists that includes Andrew Wyeth, John Updike, Wynton Marsalis, Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, Dolly Parton, Ray Bradbury, and Twyla Tharp.A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus expressed her joy at the award, saying: “I am thrilled to congratulate Bob on this significant honor. As founding director of the Yale Repertory Theatre and over three decades at the A.R.T., he has taught thousands of young people and inspired them to follow their dreams. His award-winning criticism, books, and plays have provided the most informed and intelligent insight into the world of theater. It’s wonderful that Bob’s extraordinary achievements are being recognized with this important award.”Brustein founded the Yale Repertory Theatre during his tenure as dean of the Yale School of Drama and the American Repertory Theater in 1980; he served for 20 years as director of the Loeb Drama Center where he founded the A.R.T. Institute for Advanced Theatre Training at Harvard.  He retired from artistic directorship in 2002 and now serves as founding director.He is the author of 16 books on theater and has also written extensively on Shakespeare. His book “The Tainted Muse: Prejudices and Presumption in Shakespeare and His Time,” was published in 2009. He has also written three plays about Shakespeare called “The Shakespeare Trilogy.” The first, “The English Channel,” about Shakespeare’s affair with the dark lady, Emilia Lanier, was produced at the Abingdon Theatre in 2009, where it was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. His second play, “Mortal Terror,” about the Gunpowder Plot and the writing of “Macbeth,” will be produced at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre this spring and at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre in September 2011. “The Last Will,” his third play, about Shakespeare’s return to Stratford toward the end of his life, will be produced by the Abingdon in New York in fall 2012.He is currently distinguished scholar in residence at Suffolk University and professor of English emeritus at Harvard University.last_img read more