Havard University students have presented their vision for the North West city region at a presentation in Cambridge, MA after months of design research including fieldwork in the northwest. The group of students, which are led by Carndonagh native and Havard professor Gareth Doherty, will conduct an in-depth research project centring on the Letterkenny and Derry North West City Region.From the introduction of novel crops such as orange trees, to alternative forms of urban-rural development, the students imagined how the Northwest city region might develop considering the impacts of Brexit and other impending challenges such as climate change, sea level rise, and population increase. The proposals are one of the three main components of an 18-month sponsored research project that Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council have embarked upon with Harvard GSD.The project’s findings will be finalised by the end of 2019 and presented in the Northwest in Spring 2020.Most recently, the project included a Harvard GSD studio course this past Spring, taught by Professor Doherty together with Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology at the Harvard GSD.Speaking of the studio, Professor Kirkwood said: “The richness of the land and landscape of the Irish North-West, the warmth and intelligence of the people and the vision of the agency and community leaders made the whole studio experience a compelling and creative endeavour for Harvard Design School faculty and students alike. “In turn, this enabled the resulting planning and design work to project large ideas and themes far into the decades as well as provide smaller scale practical solutions for the villages, towns and cities that we were engaged with. I came to learn and admire all those stakeholders involved with shaping and enhancing their collective futures.”The work was aimed at sparking conversations around key contemporary issues such as borders, migration, and climate change, as highlighted by María Bellalta, Dean, School of Landscape Architecture at the Boston Architectural College.She added: “Through the studio, GSD Faculty and students offered pointed arguments for how regions and communities separated by political boundaries may reposition their future planning strategies to include programmatic frameworks that depend on not only economics, industry and innovation but which also stimulate renewed social encounters.“The studies were both speculative and practical, yet consistently founded on the notion of a shared productive boundary or a ‘city region’, and tending toward a cooperative approach, over separate existences.“The studies have ingeniously provoked insight in all of us, over the multiple spatial and cultural divides we encounter today, and which we must (re)-design as part of our global and ever-expanding arena.” The design proposals were presented to a panel of distinguished experts in different fields.Katy Hayward, Reader in Sociology at Queen’s University Belfast and an expert on Brexit said: “At a time of acute uncertainty about what Brexit might mean for the Irish border, there is a particular need for innovative and imaginative approaches.“This is precisely what these students have offered Ireland’s North-West region.“Their engagement with the terrain, people and planners in the region itself has helped them produce an array of fantastic ideas and designs.” Eunan Quinn, Senior Planner with Donegal County Council who participated in the expert panel alongside Karen Philips, Director of Environment and Regeneration with Derry City and Strabane District Council said: “This work brings a fresh perspective on the region’s landscape and seeks to define the place-based issues that the two local authorities’ can continue to work together on.”Karen Phillips agreed, she added: “This is a unique project and has the potential to bring new thinking and fresh insights that can only enrich plans for the future development of the city region.”Harvard students share vision for North West City Region project was last modified: July 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith said in an interview on WBNS 10TV Monday that he had no knowledge of any improprieties that occurred during the tattoo-for-memorabilia scandal that rocked the football team in December 2010. “I’ve always been honest, I’ve always been forthright,” said Smith during the interview. “When I’ve made mistakes, I’ve shared that I made a mistake to my supervisor.” The one-on-one interview was his first since the OSU football team incurred NCAA sanctions after six players were caught selling their memorabilia for tattoos. Many OSU faithful felt that the athletic director knew more than he led on. Some even felt he threw former head coach Jim Tressel “under the bus.” “It’s hard, it’s difficult,” Smith responded, “particularly for my family, for my kids who live around this country and had to listen to different things, had to read certain things.” Smith said he stays true to remaining accountable for his actions and he stays focused on doing the right thing. “I think you get rewarded for accountability, I accept accountability, I think it’s important in life to do that,” he said. “I think you get respected because you man up, so to speak. And I do that constantly.” Smith was also asked how he felt about being booed while introducing Urban Meyer as the new head football coach during halftime of the OSU-Duke basketball game on Nov. 29. “It was painful,” he said, “to be booed by the people that you serve every day.” And what does he have to say to all those “boo-birds” who might doubt his sincerity? “I’d say ‘Call me, let’s chat,’” Smith quipped. “You can share your point of view and I’ll share mine, and we may come in the same spot. And if we don’t, let’s respect one another and move on.”
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has called on supporters to kill racism while stressing it is the responsibility of everyone to stamp it out of football.The issue of racism was became a huge topic in sports and the world as a whole last week following the alleged racial abuse directed at Raheem Sterling during Manchester City’s 2-0 to Chelsea.A week prior to that, Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a banana skin thrown at him by a Tottenham fan during the North London derby.The fan, who has been charged by the Police and banned by Spurs, insists his actions were not racist.Mauricio Pochettino’s men meet the Gunners again on Wednesday in the English League Cup and, speaking to reporters after his side’s game against Burnley on Saturday, Pochettino said, according to Goal:“Our fans, Arsenal fans, Chelsea fans, around the world – we need to celebrate for us.”“I don’t care if it is Arsenal fans, Argentina fans, Tottenham fans, Espanyol or Barcelona fans – I am against this type of situation.”Pochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“For me it [racism] is the worst thing in the world and that is why I am completely against this behaviour. I don’t want to be populist – I don’t care whether it is our fans or other fans, I want to kill [the bad behaviour and racism]. For me it is like this. Our responsibility is to behave like this.”Tottenham picked up a point on Tuesday night against Barcelona to secure qualification to the UEFA Champions League last 16, and Hugo Lloris believes the effects of the game at the Camp Nou showed on Saturday.“You have a bit less energy, you play with less intensity,” said Lloris.“I think we made a good performance – not fantastic, but really professional.”
Nantes are understood to be delaying the confirmation of the Emiliano Sala deal to Cardiff City but both clubs remain in advanced talks, according to Sky Sports.The striker has agreed personal terms on a possible £18m deal to Cardiff and is waiting for permission to fly to the Welsh club for a medical ahead of a potential club-record move.The Bluebirds want to complete the transfer of Sala to play against Newcastle United this weekend but the French club want him to play one final game for them against Angers on Sunday.Nantes’ Kalifa Coulibaly was sent off in their league defeat against Nimes on Wednesday and the club’s desire for Sala to be available for selection at the weekend is understood to be holding up the signing.Nantes’ Kalifa Coulibaly was shown a red card in their league defeat against Nimes on Wednesday and Les Canaris’ desire for Sala to be available for the Angers game this weekend is understood to be holding up the deal.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…Sala, who flew to Cardiff on Monday for talks with the club’s manager Neil Warnock and chief executive Ken Choo, has 12 goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances so far this campaign, with Nantes sitting 13th in Ligue 1.Cardiff, who are 17th in the Premier League standings, have also agreed a deal with Everton to sign striker Oumar Niasse on loan until the end of the season.
Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus praised the way they overcame a difficult challenge from Everton to emerge as 2-0 victors.It was hardly City’s finest performance of the season at Goodison Park on Wednesday night, but a battling display was enough to secure all three points and top spot in the Premier League.French centre-back Aymeric Laporte put City in front just before half-time by heading in David Silva’s free-kick.After Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling both missed chances to double City’s lead, substitute Jesus scored a header of his own to seal a 2-0 win in stoppage time.Speaking afterwards, Jesus commended the efforts of his teammates.“Everyone won the game, because we knew it was going to be a difficult game,” Jesus told the club website.“We need to work hard and tonight we went onto the pitch to win the game because we want to win the title again”.The Brazil international is more interested in taking things on a game-by-game basis rather than placing too much focus on the Premier League title battle.While Pep Guardiola’s side have reclaimed top spot for the time being, Liverpool can overtake them on Saturday if they manage to get at least a point against Bournemouth at Anfield.Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Therefore, Jesus concedes that any slip-ups are a big no if they are to stand any chance of retaining the league crown.“I think we really want to play well every single game and win the games and of course the Premier League because it’s an amazing league,” added Jesus.“We love football, so we go onto the pitch to play well and win the title.”The Citizens will next be in action on Sunday when they host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in another league match with kick-off set for 5:00 PM (CET).A fifth-round FA Cup tie with fourth-tier side Newport County then awaits them next weekend.Great job tonight guys 👏🏽🙌🏽 +3🔥 #comeoncity #alômãe #gratidão #doperi pic.twitter.com/KIfXa8MvBK— Gabriel Jesus (@gabrieljesus33) February 6, 2019