A Father’s Day reminder from science: Your kids aren’t really growing…

first_img Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSfather’s daythe conversation.com Previous articleA “Beary” Good Program for Orange CountyNext article6 Symptoms Men Shouldn’t Ignore Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! By Keith Payne, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and first published on the conversation.com.I am one of those men for whom it is impossible to find Father’s Day gifts.I don’t wear ties. My socks are all the same, in the interest of efficiency. I enjoy cooking, which would seem to open up some possibilities. But I have an annoying habit of buying useful gadgets as I need them, leaving my relatives to purchase paper bags specially designed for storing cheese, say, or devices that carve vegetables into the shape of noodles.With sympathy for my family, the truth is that my favorite Father’s Day gift this year has been the gift of time. Or more precisely, a new understanding of how my perception of time is warped by the brain. I am a social psychologist who studies how people’s minds shape their subjective experiences. And there are few experiences more subjective than the experience of time.A childhood whooshing bySurely every parent has suffered the same pains I am feeling as my daughter turns 8.In her first year, the sleepless nights were eternities passed under the glowing blue rectangles of an LCD clock. The days stretched out too, as I wished for the time when she could be entertained on her own by a toy or a cartoon, for even a few minutes. It felt like climbing uphill in anticipation of that time when we could coast.Now, as she stretches from the roundness of a baby toward the long gazelle lines of a pre-teen, I feel that we have somehow accelerated too fast. Somewhere, we crested the top, but there was no coasting, only a whooshing that I can’t slow down.Is this feeling of time whistling past inevitable? Scientists have uncovered startling insights about how the brain registers the passage of time. Understanding them won’t make that whooshing feeling go away, exactly, but it can make it less painful.Time flies when your brain perceives it to. Halfpoint/shutterstock.comThe passage of timeThis feeling of time speeding up or slowing down happens in a lot of areas of life.We generally feel that our moments become more fleeting as we get older. Remember how long summer vacation seemed as a kid? And, ironically, as we get older larger chunks of time like decades seem to fly faster than smaller chunks like days or minutes.Unpublished research by Heidi Vuletich in my lab finds that scarce resources make the future feel further away, which helps explain why poor children make more impatient decisions than middle-class kids. Time also seems to slow down during an emotionally intense event, whether it’s a car crash or a sleepless night.Does time really go into slow motion during a car crash? Does it really speed up as we age? What these phenomena have in common is that they are all experienced retrospectively or prospectively, not in real time. There is no way to re-experience the car crash without traveling through the doorway of memory. So when we experience time speeding up or slowing down, is that happening in real time? Or is it a memory illusion?Neuroscientist David Eagleman and his colleagues ran an ingenious experiment to find out. They used a sky-diving tower at an amusement park in Dallas. Subjects ascended in an elevator to the top of a 100-foot tower and then let themselves free fall into a net at the bottom.Strapped to their wrists was a chronometer – a device for measuring time perception. It was a screen on which numbers flickered back and forth very quickly – so quickly that it’s difficult to identify the numbers. The point of the chronometer is that if time really slows down for the brain when falling, then a person in free fall should be able to accurately perceive more flickering numbers per second, relative to when they’re safe on the ground.So what happened? When asked afterward to estimate how long they were falling, subjects overestimated the time they were in the air by more than a third. In their memories, time had indeed slowed down. But, according to the numbers participants reported seeing on the chronometer, time passed at the same ordinary rate as it did before the free fall.This is why even though we seem to experience a car crash in slow motion, the extra time does not allow us any extra ability to steer out of the way. That’s because the slow motion is in our memories, not in the moment. Think of what this means for our experiences of time slowing down and speeding up: That whooshing feeling is not in our present, but only in our memories of it.Even a child’s first steps can become a memory distorted by time. Dragon Images/shutterstock.comThe present is nowSo are we doomed to feel that our children’s youth is speeding away?It is likely to feel that way whenever we reminisce about the past. The more important lesson, though, is not about the past but the present. Now that I’m free falling toward her adolescence, it’s important to understand that time is not really whistling away from me. Each moment lasts the same as it did when she was a baby. Each moment holds as much joy and as much pain now as it will tomorrow.And so, this insight is a call to let the remembered past and the fretted future go and to return attention relentlessly to the present. Someday I will look back, my head swimming, and remember today like those long, lazy summer days. But right now, a moment is just a moment. Right now she still loves to lay beside me and hear me read to her. Right now I am the big one and the strong one who can scoop her up in one arm when she needs it.Right now, I am not “my dad,” I am daddy. What more could a father want? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos

first_imgArchDaily Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Projects Architects: Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project Social Housing “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456299/ruca-dwellings-undurraga-deves-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Guy Wenborne+ 20 Share CopyAbout this officeUndurraga Devés ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureSocial HousingWoodSantiagoChilePublished on December 10, 2013Cite: “Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos” [Viviendas Ruca / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos] 10 Dec 2013. 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 CopySocial Housing•Santiago, Chile “COPY” Chile Ruca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés ArquitectosSave this projectSaveRuca Dwellings / Undurraga Devés Arquitectos Structures:José Jiménez- Rafael Gatica IngenierosConstruction:EBCO Constructora Arquitecto A Cargo:Cristián UndurragaEquipo De Proyecto:Raimundo Salgado SalasCity:SantiagoCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pilar Undurraga”Within our continent, there are still truly American peoples. They are the last representatives of those men who, through millennia, inhabited this continent, conquered jungles, deserts, endless beaches and unfathomable heights of the mountains. In the struggle for survival of these men, they developed an understanding of the various territories they inhabited, their climate, flora and fauna. Some domesticated plants and animals developing complex agricultural and pastoral economies, which sometimes reached state-like organizations. Others, more isolated and perhaps less demanded by the land they inhabited, long maintained its economies based on hunting and gathering.Save this picture!Axonométrica Cortada+ 20The European invasion was so strong and had such drastic effects, that in less than a century it had completely changed the ethnic face of this continent. Today, true Americans are minorities in American countries. The generally mestizo society has adopted Western and Christian cultural forms. In general, the coexistence of these ethnic minorities within the larger society is difficult, to say the least, due to conflicts of interests. So these societies have been displaced to stunted locations, usually occupying lands of poor quality or poor value, with economic and health problems, and even worse, a serious cultural decline because they are imposed values ​​and lifestyles of others, alien to their traditional systems.” [1]The city, into which they have migrated in search of better opportunities, has been hostile to them. This is because the city, particularly the mega-city, in the forced transition to a globalized world, has disregarded the local cultures, and it is there where the native peoples have borne the brunt of their decline.Save this picture!Courtesy of Undurraga Devés ArquitectosThe challenge we have as a society is to reconcile those aspects in which globalization has brought progress for humanity with the values ​​of the cultures that preceded us and that now struggle to keep their identity alive. Within this difficult context is inscribed the project described below.This is a project for 25 social dwellings for a Mapuche community in Huechuraba, on the northern outskirts of the city of Santiago. The project falls within a larger set consisting of 415 traditional social dwellings. These are part of the “Housing Solidarity Fund” housing policy, launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development in collaboration with the local municipality and the private social management organization “A Roof for Chile”. In addition, in the specific case of the Mapuche homes, there was the cooperation of the National Indigenous Development Corporation. This initiative arose from a small Mapuche community who were willing to participate in modern society, but didn’t want this to lead to an impairment of their ancestral traditions and beliefs. Save this picture!Front ElevationMapuche in Spanish means “man of the earth.” They originally inhabited the central-south of the country where, in a harmonious relationship with nature, developed mainly agriculture. Unlike other pre-Columbian cultures such as those of the north-central Andes or Meso-America, the Mapuche have not been builders in a traditional sense. Their sacred spaces were not temples, but the mountains, forests and rivers… Their shelters were the rukas, and in many cases still remain transient spaces formed by light structures of branches and tree trunks. These, blended into the landscape, degrade over time to return to the land accompanying the circular nature of time. This is sufficient to understand the effort of adapting the Mapuche culture to contemporary urban reality…The design of this project was the result of participatory work between the community, the architects, and the sponsoring institutions. In these dialogues, which took place in a ruka, we were taught their history, traditions and worldview: the Az Mapu. In it are contained the principles that establish relations between the Mapuche and the visible and invisible world: territorial, political, social, cultural and religious.Save this picture!Courtesy of Undurraga Devés ArquitectosHuechuraba, a Mapuche name meaning the place where clay is born, is the municipality where the project is located. It is on the northern outskirts of Santiago, and its urban origins go back to the first informal camps in that area of ​​the city that emerged in the early ’60s. An effective sanitation policy, sustained over time, has led to a still precarious city where the need for land for housing leaves no urban space. But even in the variegated fabric of houses, the geography of hills so characteristic of Santiago, is imposed on the tapestry of tin roofs that do not exceed two stories high. There, at the foot of these hills, we locate these 25 homes so that they could be as close as possible to nature.As this is a social project that benefited from the subsidy granted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the design had to necessarily adhere to a strict set of rules that the institution requires in such homes. The manual, focusing on technical aspects of habitability, did not consider the peculiarities and cultural aspects that the Mapuche community demanded.Save this picture!EmplazamientoThe houses are grouped continuously on a horizontal level, thereby allowing the length of the main facade to face east. This provision, required by the ancestral tradition of opening the front door of the house toward the rising sun, was the primary requirement from the community. Between the houses and the hill we designed a common space, similar to traditional urban space. From there is the access to the housing. The continuous construction of the project did not exclude the individual expression of each house, echoing the rukas isolated in the landscape.As a construction technique, the artisanal tradition of brick and reinforced concrete frame was used, expressing the correspondence between appearance and structural nature of the project. The diagonal made of impregnated pine wood that characterizes the main and rear facades is a structural element that braces the side walls in case of an earthquake. A double skin of “cañada de coligüe” covers the wall and windows of these facades. The minimum distance between the rods allows the passage of light filtered inside, while at the same time displaying the tradition that inspired the project. Save this picture!First Level Floor PlanThe 61 square meter home is divided into two floors. Inside, the program is simple: the living area and kitchen are on the ground floor. The latter is larger than in similar social housing, as it considers the importance of “fire” (kitchen) in Mapuche tradition. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and one bathroom. The interior was given to the residents as a bare inhabitable structure, allowing each family to build finishes according to their means and taste. Notwithstanding the conventional program and the neutrality of the rooms (product of ministerial regulations), the dim and fragmented light inside evokes an atmosphere that reminds us of the darkness of the rukas, separating them from what happens outside in the city. This strategy also defined crisply the interior and exterior, opposed worlds in the Mapuche tradition, different from the modern tradition where interior and landscape are continuously integrated.Save this picture!© Pilar Undurragahe interior was given to the residents as a bare inhabitable structure, allowing each family to build finishes according to their means and taste.  Our task, rather than that of architects, was to build a bridge between the Mapuche dreams and possible reality… The path we took would necessarily lead us to the mixing of two cultures … That is, the history of our America …  Cristian Undurraga.Save this picture!© Guy Wenborne [1] [1]Carlos Aldunate del Solar. “Cultura Mapuche. Serie Patrimonio Cultural Chileno. Colección culturas aborígenes.” Introduction, page 9. Ed. Ministerio de educación, 1986. Project gallerySee allShow lessCampus University City / Lavalle + Peniche Arquitectos, Jorge Bolio Arquitectura, Pl…Selected ProjectsWin a Copy of Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s Newly Released “Wunderkammer”Architecture NewsProject locationAddress:La Pincoya, Huechuraba, Santiago Metropolitan Region, ChileLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2011 Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/456299/ruca-dwellings-undurraga-deves-arquitectos Clipboardlast_img read more

Trump Administration to Revise EPA CAFE Standards

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Apr 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Trump Administration to Revise EPA CAFE Standards Facebook Twitter The Trump administration Monday announced it will revise fuel-efficiency and emissions regulations for cars and light trucks. Bloomberg News was the first to report the revision effort that the administration says is needed because the current regulations are too aggressive. The Environmental Protection Agency is also considering revoking a waiver for California to allow the state to set its own standard that exceed federal regulations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says the agency would begin drafting new standards for 2022-2025.The Obama era regulations aimed to slash carbon emissions by boosting average fuel economy to more than 50 miles-per-gallon by 2025. Ethanol groups have supported the standards, known as CAFE standards, saying ethanol can help meet emissions targets. Growth Energy Monday responded saying high-octane fuels, such as ethanol blends like E25-E30, should be part of this discussion moving forward.“For several years, Growth Energy has strongly emphasized the fact that fuels and engines are a system and that high-octane fuels – such as ethanol blends like E25-E30 – should be part of this discussion,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said.“We have provided a wealth of data to show that midlevel ethanol blends can be used by automakers to produce smaller, more efficient engines that will help meet future vehicle standards. We will continue to remain engaged with automakers and government stakeholders to ensure that biofuels are part of any long-term plan for engine efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction.”In October 2017, Growth Energy submitted comments to the EPA in support of the use of higher biofuel blends in the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emission Standard for Model Years 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles. Growth Energy also filed comments in August 2017 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to inform its preparation of an environmental impact statement to analyze the potential environmental impacts of new CAFE standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles.American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings called the decision an opportunity for high-octane fuel to play a role in helping automakers reduce GHG emissions from automobiles with the following statement:“The previous administration refused to acknowledge the inescapable link between tailpipe emissions and fuel, overlooking the role fuels with a higher octane rating than today’s gasoline could play in reducing GHG emissions and improving fuel economy. ACE members are encouraged EPA Administrator Pruitt has changed course and sought information on the potential for high-octane blends, and likewise, we appreciated when Bill Wehrum of EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation brought up ethanol’s octane benefits in his meeting with us during our recent Washington, D.C. fly-in.“Some might argue today’s decision means EPA will eventually relax GHG standards allowing more gasoline use and tailpipe pollution, but not if the new standards pave the way for E25-30 high-octane fuel in future engines. Ethanol-enriched, high-octane fuel enables automakers to simultaneously reduce GHG emissions and improve fuel economy. We are confident E25-30 blends will be the most affordable way to thread that needle.”Below are steps ACE encourages EPA to take during its next rulemaking process to enable high-octane fuel to play a role in helping automakers meet future GHG standards, including:1. Approve an alternative certification fuel with 25-30 percent ethanol and a minimum octane of 98-100 Research Octane Number (RON) so automakers can begin testing future engines on a high-octane blend.2. Establish a minimum octane performance standard for fuel in the range of 98-100 RON.3. Restore credits to automakers for the manufacture of flexible fuel vehicles and consider a new incentive for future engines designed to achieve optimal efficiency on high-octane fuels.Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen offered the following statement: “For too long, our light-duty vehicle fuel economy and GHG emission regulations have focused exclusively on the vehicle. We have repeatedly encouraged EPA, NHTSA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to also consider the important impact of fuels on fuel economy and emissions. Fuels and engines work as integrated systems, and we have provided mounds of evidence that high-octane, low-carbon ethanol blends in optimized engines would be the lowest-cost means of achieving compliance with future fuel economy standards. We are glad to see EPA took notice of that information, and we again urge EPA and NHTSA to use the upcoming rulemaking to establish the roadmap to broad commercialization of high-octane fuels in optimized internal combustion engines. As we pointed out in previous submissions to the agencies, higher octane fuel would unleash and enable a wide pallet of low-cost engine technologies that offer proven fuel efficiency and GHG emission improvements at a low cost for consumers.” SHARE Trump Administration to Revise EPA CAFE Standards Previous articleIndiana Crop WeatherNext articleChina Enacts Tariffs Targeting U.S. Pork and Ethanol Hoosier Ag Today SHARElast_img read more

City Hall Flags Fly at Half Staff for 500,000 Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19

first_imgCommunity News City Hall Flags Fly at Half Staff for 500,000 Who Lost Their Lives to COVID-19 CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 1:28 pm 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * HerbeautyA Dark Side Of Beauty Salons Not Many People Know AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBet You Didn’t Need Another Reason To Stay Coupled Up This SeasonHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment Top of the News STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff Flags at Pasadena City Hall will fly at half-staff through sunset Friday, Feb. 26, in remembrance of the 500,000 Americans lost to the coronavirus.“That is more Americans who have died in a single year of this pandemic than in World War I, World War II, and the Vietnam War combined,” read a proclamation from the White House.“On this solemn occasion, we reflect on their loss and on their loved ones left behind. We, as a nation, must remember them so we can begin to heal, to unite, and find purpose as one nation to defeat this pandemic.”In Pasadena, there have been 10,783 cases of the virus and 307 fatalities.Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Fere paused for a moment of silence on Monday as she delivered a daily update on case numbers, noting the county has reported 19,906 deaths from the virus, even as infection rates improve.“I do want to start today’s update recognizing the heartbreaking loss of life from this deadly virus,” said Ferrer. “Half a million people have passed away across our nation, and here in L.A. County, we’re approaching the terrible milestone of 20,000 deaths. Let us remember and honor all those who have passed with a moment of silence.”As of Monday, a total of 1,181,469 cases were confirmed in Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic about a year ago.Case numbers, infection rates and hospitalizations continue to tumble from the highs seen during the winter surge. Ferrer noted the current seven-day average of daily new cases has dropped to about 1,600 since an early January peak of more than 15,000 per day.The county’s COVID transmission rate — or the average number of people a COVID patient infects with the virus — dropped to 0.76, down from 0.81 a week ago. The county currently estimates that one in every 730 residents, excluding those who are in quarantine or isolation, are infected with the virus and capable of spreading it. That’s an improvement from last week’s estimate of one in every 460.last_img read more

Fun day for Newcastle West

first_imgLinkedin A FUNDRAISING event ‘Total Wipeout Challenge’ will take place in Newcastle West on Sunday June 2.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The day, in aid of the Brothers of Charity who provide help for adults with intellectual difficulties and their families, will feature water sports, raffles, food, face painting , bouncy castles, pony trekking and a DJ. The West Limerick Vintage Club will also be on display.It will take place at the soccer grounds at Templeglantine and will kick off at 12.30.The organising committee are appealing to local business to support the event.For more information email: [email protected] Print WhatsApp Facebook Newcastle West Gardaí move Brothers of Charity Services COVID-19 recruitment initiative Advertisement TAGSBrothers of CharityNewcastle WestTotal Knockout ChallengeWest Limerick Vintage Club NewsFun day for Newcastle WestBy Guest Writer – May 20, 2013 719 center_img Twitter Free admission to Desmond Castle Limerick Clubs in Munster Junior Cup action live up to expectations RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email No privacy for dying in Newcastle West hospital Previous articleLimerick’s culture logo unveiledNext articleNew Grand Cherokee Jeep due here in July Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie County Football Final Day the Pinnacle of a Well Run Championshiplast_img read more

‘Right To Make Reproductive Choices A Facet Of Personal Liberty Under Art 21’ :Kerala HC Allows Abortion For 14 Year Old Rape Survivor [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews Updates’Right To Make Reproductive Choices A Facet Of Personal Liberty Under Art 21′ :Kerala HC Allows Abortion For 14 Year Old Rape Survivor [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK4 April 2020 10:19 PMShare This – xThe High Court of Kerala has allowed the termination of 24-week long pregnancy of a 14 year old rape survivor.Terming it a “difficult and disheartening situation”, a division bench comprising Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly passed the order after an urgent hearing held via video-conferencing, based on the opinion of the Medical Board that the continuation of pregnancy…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 High Court of Kerala has allowed the termination of 24-week long pregnancy of a 14 year old rape survivor.Terming it a “difficult and disheartening situation”, a division bench comprising Justices A K Jayasankaran Nambiar and Shaji P Chaly passed the order after an urgent hearing held via video-conferencing, based on the opinion of the Medical Board that the continuation of pregnancy posed risks to physical and mental health of the adolescent girl.The Court noted that right to make reproductive choices is a facet of personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution. “…we are of the view that the ‘Y”s right to make reproductive choices is also a facet of her personal liberty as understood under Article 21 of our Constitution. The said choice would extend to deciding whether or not to carry her pregnancy to its full term. Although the said right is subject to the restrictions imposed under the MTP Act, in the instant case, we find that the report of the Medical Board justifies ‘Y”s decision and besides, she also has the consent of her parents to terminate her pregnancy”The order was passed in a writ petition filed by the father of the girl. The girl had gone missing nearly five months ago, and a habeas corpus petition was filed in the High Court to trace her. It was only after five months that she could be traced with a 28-year married man at Mangalore.  The man was arrested and booked for offences under IPC and POCSO,Since the pregnancy had advanced beyond the length of 20 weeks – the statutorily fixed period permissible for legal abortion – the girl’s father moved the HC through Advocate Rajit seeking urgent intervention.Taking note of the urgency of the matter, the bench directed the constitution of a Medical Board within a day to report on the risk of pregnancy on the health of the minor girl.The Medical Board opined that the  continuation of pregnancy at 14 years definitely would involve risk to the life of the pregnant woman as there is an increased risk of “all obstetric complications including gestational hypertension, anemia, risk of operative delivery and obstetric haemorrhage”.The Board also opined that there is possibility of emotionally unstable personality traits in the patient and that the girl did not appear to have the “maturity required from that of a mother-to-be”. Hence, the continuation of pregnancy would involve risks of mental health issues as well, the Medical Board opined.To be doubly sure of the situation, the bench held a further video-conference with Dr. Ambujam K., Professor & Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Medical College Hospital, Trichur,  who was also a member of the Medical Board.The Court observed :”there are substantial risks to the life of ‘Y’ as well as to her mental health, if she is allowed to continue with her pregnancy at the young age of 14 years. It is also evident that ‘Y’ does not possess the maturity required of a prospective mother. At any rate, she does not want to continue with her pregnancy. As far as her baby is concerned, the medical opinion is that there is a substantial risk of physical and mental abnormalities as it is a teenage pregnancy. Equally, if the baby survives the termination of pregnancy at this stage, then too there is a substantial risk of physical and mental abnormalities as to seriously handicap the baby”.The bench then took note of Section 5 of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, which states that the maximum period of 20 weeks prescribed under Section 3 for legally permissible termination of pregnancy will not apply in cases where abortion is “immediately necessary to save the life of the pregnant woman”.”On a deeper analysis of the provisions of Act 1971 quoted above, it would be clear that Section 5(1) of MTP Act, 1971 is a stark exception to Section 3 of the Act, and therefore irrespective of the maximum period of limitation to terminate pregnancy prescribed under Section 3 of the Act, under exceptional circumstances specified under Section 5, the termination can be done. In the circumstances, taking into account the report of the Medical Board extracted above, it is explicit and evident that there is grave mental and physical danger to the life of ‘Y'”, Justice Chaly observed in the judgment.While allowing the termination procedure, the Court directed the doctors to take the tissue of the foetus for DNA identification and to maintain the same intact for future purposes, in view of the criminal case pending against the man.The reported, however, indicated that there was a possibility that the baby may survive the medical termination of pregnancy. Taking note of this, the Court observed :”If the child is born alive, despite the attempts at medical termination of the pregnancy, the doctors shall ensure that everything, which is reasonably possible and feasible in the circumstances and in contemplation of the law prescribed for the purpose, is offered to such child so that he/she develops into a healthy child”.Click here to download judgmentRead JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Donegal to share in €1.18 million Development Education funding

first_img Donegal to share in €1.18 million Development Education funding News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews The Inishowen Development Partnership has been allocated €55,000 as part of a national €1.18 million funding announcement made today by the Tánaiste and the Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development.The funding is being made available to 30 organisations under the Irish Aid development education budget for 2018.A number of the allocations are to national bodies, whose work will also benefit Donegal. Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Harps come back to win in Waterford WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+center_img Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 6, 2018 Previous articleFinn Harps v Galway Utd game called off due to bad weatherNext articleKenny Shiels wants Derry to take their good form on the road News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+last_img read more

Numerical weather prediction model performance over high southern latitudes

first_imgIncreasingly, output from numerical weather prediction (NWP) models is being used for real-time weather forecasts for the Antarctic and for Antarctic-related climate diagnostics studies. Evidence is presented that indicates that in broad terms, the NWP output from the major global models is providing useful representations of synoptic-scale systems over high southern latitude areas. For example, root-mean-square (rms) errors in the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) model predictions of the 500-hPa height field indicate a day’s gain in predictability since the mid-1990s: average rms errors in ECMWF 172 h 500-hPa height field prognoses for the calendar year 2000 were close to 50 m, compared to similar errors in the 148 h prognoses in 1995. Similar relative improvements may be noted for all time steps out to 1144 h. Moreover, it is determined that, of the models considered here, the ECMWF model is clearly the most successful model at 500-hPa-height prediction for high southern latitudes, with the United Kingdom Met Office (UKMO) and National Centers for Environmental Prediction Aviation (AVN) models the next most accurate, and with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Global Assimilation Prediction (GASP) and Japanese Meteorological Agency (JMA) models lagging in accuracy. However, improvements in the temporal and spatial resolution of observational data that are available to the analysis and assimilation cycles of the NWP models, and improvements in the horizontal resolutions of the models, are required before the use of NWP output at high southern latitudes is as effective as in more northern areas of the world. Limited area modeling is seen as having potential for complementing the global models by resolving the finer-scale orography and topography of the Antarctic.last_img read more

Salt Lake Drops Last Game

first_img Tags: PCL/Reno Aces/Salt Lake Bees Written by Robert Lovell September 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local Salt Lake Drops Last Game FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — The Bees dropped the last game of the season to the Aces 7-1 at Smith’s Ballpark.Kaleb Cowart drove in Salt Lake’s lone run on a single. Alex Klonowski gave up five runs over four innings to take the loss and drop to 1-and-9.The Bees end the season at 60-and-79.last_img

James Stevens – licensed to fly

first_imgHome » News » James Stevens – licensed to fly previous nextProducts & ServicesJames Stevens – licensed to flyThe Negotiator21st August 20160666 Views Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are becoming a key asset to estate agents, enabling stunning aerial photography and videos, enhancing particulars for more successful marketing.But there are safety rules, underpinned by UK law and anyone flying a drone for commercial purposes is required to obtain a licence from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).James Stevens, owner of Stevens’ Estate Agents in Okehampton, attended an intensive three day course, a theory exam and a flight test to become qualified and obtain permission from the CAA to fly a drone. James says, “I know of others in the area that operate drones commercially without a licence – or, therefore, insurance. They are endangering the people and property below their aircraft. Aerial photography can make all the difference to the marketing of a property but it needs to be done safely, with the appropriate licence and insurance.”marketing aerial photography aerial videos drones drones for estate agents August 21, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more