Monthly Archives: September 2021

Managing Urban Waterbodies for Making Cities Water-sensitive and Improving River Health

Managing Urban Waterbodies for Making Cities Water-sensitive and Improving River Health
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Water stress, exhibited through a galloping freshwater demand-supply gap, increasing incidences of urban flooding and rapidly depleting groundwater reserves, has become common phenomenon in and around the cities of the Ganga basin in India. The reasons are rapid urbanisation and loss of waterbodies (ponds, lakes, floodplains and the catchment area).

The need of the hour is to restore, rejuvenate and protect waterbodies (including the catchment). This requires sensitisation of agencies and functionaries involved in urban planning and land development on the issues and challenges, as well as on the potential of water-sensitive urban design and development (WSUDP) – in particular, urban waterbodies management — to enhance liveability and resilience in cities and to improve river health/flow.

New exhibition by Balliol Library | Balliol College, University of Oxford


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New exhibition by Balliol Library

Wednesday 15 September 2021
A new exhibition presented by Balliol Library, Slavery in the Age of Revolution, examines the transatlantic slave trade at the end of the 18th century, through the lens of the College’s collections and the scholarship of some of its academic staff.

The exhibition shows the significance of transatlantic slavery in public life in the 18th century – including some of Balliol’s own associations with it. Informed by the work of Professor Marisa Fuentes (Oliver Smithies Visiting Fellow at Balliol 2019-2020), it foregrounds the voices of enslaved people and narratives of resistance to transatlantic slavery, especially that in Saint Domingue (now Haiti) led by Toussaint Louverture, the subject of a biography by Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh (CUF Lecturer in Politics and Tutorial Fellow in Politics). It also explores how transatlantic slavery was viewed by people in Europe, such as the opposition reflected in the poetry of Robert Southey (Balliol 1792), as explained by Professor Seamus Perry (Massey Fellow and Tutor in English).

[The exhibition and film are part of the ongoing:]

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“The One Courageous Person Was Gen. Milley” – Bob Woodward Describes Speaker Pelosi’s Urgent Call

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert – Sep 22, 2021

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa spoke to many sources on deep background for “Peril,” and they found Gen. Mark Milley to be the only brave person in the former president’s orbit in the time between the election and President Biden’s inauguration.

Woodward Details How Trump Military Officials Had To ‘Replay’ Safeguards

MSNBC –Sep 29, 2021

Bob Woodward and Robert Costa join Morning Joe to discuss how Gen. Mark Milley’s testimony in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee dovetailed with the reporting in their book, as well as other anecdotes from their reporting.

Whistleblower Complaints Filed When Trump Tried To ‘Suppress Intelligence’

MSNBC – Sep 29, 2021

Brian Murphy, former senior DHS official and whistleblower, shares the reasons why he filed multiple whistleblower complaints against the Trump administration when it actively suppress intelligence, especially regard Russian disinformation on the 2016 election.

Trump’s ‘Not Innocent’: January 6th Committee Issues New Subpoenas

MSNBC – Sep 29, 2021

The January 6th Committee has issued new subpoenas in their investigation into the insurrection. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California who serves on the January 6th Committee, joins MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber to discuss the breaking news. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC.…

Florida’s Per Capita Covid Death Rate Is 50x Australia’s

MSNBC -Sep 29, 2021

“It is not crazy to say that there are 63,000 Aussies—alive today—who would not be if they lived in Florida, who would be dead. And that’s just one state,” says Chris Hayes.

Daniel Goldman: DOJ Needs To ‘Take A Broader Look’ At Trump’s Conduct

MSNBC – Sep 27, 2021

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney for SDNY Daniel Goldman talks to Nicolle Wallace about the baseless election fraud claims being embraced by the Republicans and how the Department of Justice should take a broader look at President Trump’s role.

The True Cost Of The Most Advanced Aircraft Carrier | True Cost

Business Insider -Sep 27, 2021

The USS Ford is the most advanced aircraft carrier the US has ever built. The tally for the total cost is $13.3 billion, nearly 30% more than initial estimates. However, more costs are expected. The Navy accepted the Ford in 2017 without some of its newest technologies operating, and the ship still won’t be completely ready for battle until 2022.