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Swiss Open Badminton Semi- Final Live Streaming: When and where To…

first_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Swiss Open Badminton Semi- Final Live Streaming: When and where To Watch Swiss Open Live, Draws, Schedule & Prize Money all you need to know 1.Starting at 11:00 AMXD Jongkolphan KITITHARAKUL [1] 21-13 21-19 1:06 TimeDrawScore Duration THINAAH Muralitharan Stefani STOEVA 10-21 21-14 21-16 Thom GICQUEL [6] – LEE Meng Yean Viktor AXELSEN [1] Lauren SMITH Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, TAGSSwiss Open Badminton Semi- Final Live StreamingSwiss Open Prize MoneySwiss Open Semi- Final DrawsSwiss Open Semi- Final LiveSwiss Open Semi- Final Schedule SHARE Swiss Open Prize MoneyPRIZE MONEY USD 140,000 Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerUndoIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSemi-Final 1 –  PV Sindhu (India) beat Mia Blichfeldt (DEN)Semi-Final 2 – Carolina Marin (Spain) vs Pornpawee Chochuwong (THA)Kidambi Srikanth also made it to the last 4. Srikanth registered a straight-game victory against Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-19, 21-15. In the semifinals, Srikanth will face top seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark. Axelsen had it easy against seventh seed Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia 21-17, 21-12. Axelsen defeated Srikanth five times in eight matchesSemi Final 1 –  Viktor Axelsen (DEN) beat Kidambi Srikanth (India)Semi Final 2 – Lee Zil Zia (Malaysia) vs Kunlavut Vitidsarn (NED)Where will Swiss Open Semi- Final 2021 be held?Swiss Open Semi- Final 2021 will take place in  St. Jakobshalle Basel,  SWITZERLAND from March 2, 2021.When will Swiss Open Semi- Final 2021 be Started? – DateSwiss Open Semi- Final 2021 will start from Mar 6, 2021.What Time Swiss Open Semi- Final 2021 Will begin? 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PV Sindhu reaches final with win over Mia BlichfeldtIn Semi-Finals Sindhu will now clash with Mia Blichfeldt of Denmark on Saturday evening. Sindhu enjoys a 3-1 win-loss record against world No.12 Mia, the Dane had shocked the Indian in the first round of the Thailand Open in January. Satwiksairaj RANKIREDDY [2] – Football Football Football 2.Followed byWS Football 4.Followed byWD 2.Followed byMS PUSARLA V. Sindhu [2] 21-16 21-14 22-20 21-10 Carolina MARIN [1] – 21-18 21-10 Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TURlast_img read more

Forget the Bitcoin price! Here’s how I’d invest £100 a week to make a million

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Peter Stephens I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens owns shares of Aviva, BAE Systems, and Vodafone. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. The Bitcoin price has gained around 170% since the start of the year. Therefore, UK investors may feel that it offers a better means of making a million compared to FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares.However, the stock market may offer better value for money than the virtual currency. It also has a longer track record of growth. In fact, by investing £100 per week in UK shares, it may be possible to make a million over the long run.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investing £100 per week to make a millionThe premise that a sum of £1m can be obtained by investing £100 per week may sound unlikely at first glance. After all, it would take 10,000 weeks, or 192 years, for £100 per week to be worth £1m – assuming that it does not produce any return. As such, buying into the Bitcoin price rise may sound more appealing.However, investing money in UK shares has historically led to high-single-digit returns that really add up when compounded. For example, the FTSE 100 has recorded an 8% annual total return since its inception in 1984. Assuming the same rate of return in future would turn a £100 weekly investment into a portfolio worth over a million within 35 years.Buying today’s cheap UK shares instead of BitcoinInvesting £100 per week in today’s cheap UK shares could produce even higher returns than the FTSE 100. Many companies, such as Aviva, Vodafone and BAE, currently trade on low valuations compared to their historic averages. Certainly, they face difficult operating conditions in the short run caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But their financial performances in recent months have been relatively solid. And with strong market positions, they could deliver impressive returns in the coming years.By contrast, the Bitcoin price may now offer poor value for money after its gains since the start of the current year. As with any asset, the higher the price paid, the less scope there is for capital appreciation in the long run. Moreover, the virtual currency lacks fundamentals. This means that there are no earnings, nor assets, that can be used to justify its price. This may mean that it currently trades at a price that overvalues its prospects. The end result could be poor performance relative to other assets, such as UK shares.Making a million from today’s cheap sharesClearly, Bitcoin and UK shares both face uncertain near-term outlooks. However, in the case of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares, they appear to have attractive prices that take into account the prospect of a challenging economic outlook in 2021. Therefore, they could offer a better means of making a million. Over time, they could turn a modest regular investment into a seven-figure portfolio that significantly improves an investor’s financial prospects over the coming years. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Monday, 7th December, 2020 Forget the Bitcoin price! 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Should I buy Eurasia Mining stock for my ISA?

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 4th February, 2021 | More on: EUA I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Should I buy Eurasia Mining stock for my ISA? Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Shares in Eurasia Mining (LSE: EUA) were among the best performing investments on the London market last year. Over the past 12 months, the stock has added around 430%.Following this performance, I’ve been watching the business carefully. I tend to avoid early-stage mining companies due to the risks of investing in these types of businesses. Many struggle to earn a profit and a large number collapse after running out of money.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As such, investing in the sector isn’t for the faint-hearted. However, firms that manage to get it right can produce large returns for investors. That’s why Eurasia has attracted my attention. Eurasia Mining’s growth potential As I’ve covered before, shares in this mid-cap company jumped last year when management put the business up for sale. Estimates pegged the value of the firm’s assets at around £1.5bn, which gave us some idea as to how much a buyer might have to pay for the enterprise. This is only an estimate and shouldn’t be relied upon for investment decisions. At the time of writing, the stock is trading with a market capitalisation of around £780m. Eurasia Mining announced its intention to find a buyer on 1 July 2020. No deal has emerged yet, but the company has informed investors it’s working with some potential suitors. In a press release dated 14 January,  the organisation revealed that it had “engaged with a wide range of parties” and had “received non-binding offers in respect of both a possible acquisition of the company as well as other transaction structures.“However, the statement went on to add that the sale process has been slower than expected. The complexity of the process and external factors, including Covid-19-related travel restrictions, have bogged down talks. But this is a positive development, and I think it shows progress is being made. Nevertheless, there’s no guarantee any transaction will occur. What’s more, as the press release stated, the transaction may only be related to parts of the business. That could severely limit the outcome for Eurasia Mining’s shareholders.Risks aheadThe way I see it, there are two outcomes here. In the best-case scenario, if the company manages to negotiate a takeover, it could receive an offer of around £1.5bn. That would produce an attractive outcome for shoulders. Unfortunately, this is by no means guaranteed. No takeover has been agreed yet, and there’s no guarantee one will ever emerge. Eurasia Mining may fail to agree on a deal in the worst case, and the company may run out of money. That would result in a terrible outcome for investors. Still, the recent updates from the business are positive. On that basis, I’d buy a limited position in the company for my ISA. Due to the risks involved, I’m not interested in acquiring a large position, because there’s a chance the stock could fall substantially if talks collapse.However, I’m comfortable with that level of risk with a small position. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Future of Scotland Sevens threatened

first_imgMany of the players have had to postpone decisions on their futures. As well as this, the spectre of the 2016 Olympics in Rio is casting a shadow over the sevens landscape and rumours prevail about other unions getting in touch with the SRU to discuss creating a Great Britain side for future HSBC Sevens World Series, potentially putting a spanner in the Scottish works.However, some contract offers have been tabled for Scottish sevens stars who are reluctant to make a decision until they know if there is an international sevens programme in Scotland or not. The issue for many of the playing squad is that they have little to no time to make decisions about their futures with the end of the current season looming and pre-season arrangements for the next term already well under way. It would be far fairer, some suggest, for the SRU to deliver any bad news sooner rather than later. Up in the air: The future of Scotland Sevens is in doubt with players facing contract uncertainty Scotland Sevens could be on the brink of disbanding as the SRU wrestle with their options for the 2015-16 season. Despite being the birthplace of sevens, it is widely rumoured that Scotland and Glasgow will lose their role as a host venue on the HSBC Sevens World Series next season and it has now emerged that their players have no security for the next term.Rugby World understands that only one of the current Scotland Sevens playing set-up have contracts with the SRU beyond this season – captain Scott Riddell. The other players have been informed that they shall not hear about their futures for ‘at least three weeks’, meaning that the side will have to hang on until May to hear about their immediate futures and whether or not Scotland will have a sevens team beyond this season.Scotland Sevens are having arguably their best-ever term, climbing up to seventh in the current HSBC Sevens World Series rankings, above Olympic-ambitious teams with bigger budgets. In the last fortnight the team have won the Bowl in Hong Kong and narrowly lost to New Zealand in the Plate final in Tokyo, after making the Cup quarter-finals in the same tournament. Playmaker Colin Gregor has overtaken sevens great Waisale Serevi in the all-time point-scorer standing on the sevens circuit.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Barrier islands protect coasts from storms, but are vulnerable too

first_img Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Hurricane Season 2018By Anna Linhoss, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Mississippi State University and first published on theconversation.com.When hurricanes like Florence make landfall, the first things they hit often are barrier islands – thin ribbons of sand that line the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts. It’s hard to imagine how these narrow strips can withstand such forces, but in fact, many of them have buffered our shores for centuries.Barrier islands protect about 10 percent of coastlines worldwide. When hurricanes and storms make landfall, these strands absorb much of their force, reducing wave energy and protecting inland areas.They also provide a sheltered environment that enables estuaries and marshes to form behind them. These zones serve many valuable ecological functions, such as reducing coastal erosion, purifying water and providing habitat for fish and birds.Many barrier islands have been developed into popular tourist destinations, including North Carolina’s Outer Banks and South Carolina’s Hilton Head and Kiawah. Islands that have been preserved in their natural state can move with storms, shifting their shapes over time. But many human activities interfere with these natural movements, making the islands more vulnerable.Ocean City, Maryland is built on Fenwick Island, an Atlantic barrier island. USACEIslands on the moveBarrier islands are made of sandy, erodible soil and subject to high-energy wave action. They are dynamic systems that constantly form and reform. But this doesn’t necessarily mean the islands are disappearing. Rather, they migrate naturally, building up sand in some areas and eroding in other areas.New islands can form out in the ocean, either because local sea level drops or tectonics or sediment deposition raises the ocean floor. Or they may shift laterally along the shore as currents carry sediments from one end of the island toward the other. On the East Coast, barrier islands usually move from north to south because longshore currents transport sand in the same direction.How longshore drift moves sediment along a beach. 1=beach. 2=sea 3=longshore current direction 4=incoming waves 5=swash 6=backwash USGSAnd over time many barrier islands move landward, toward the shore. This typically happens because local sea levels rise, so waves wash over the islands during storms, moving sand from the ocean side to the inland side.Building on shifting sandsBuilding hard infrastructure such as homes, roads and hotels on barrier islands interrupts their lateral migration. Needless to say, beach communities want their dunes to stay in place, so the response often is to build control structures, such as seawalls and jetties.This protects buildings and roads, but it also disrupts natural sand transportation. Blocking erosion up-current means that no sediments are transported down-current, leaving those areas starved of sediment and vulnerable to erosion.Many sandy tourist beach towns along the East Coast also turn to beach nourishment – pumping tons of sand from offshore – to replace sand lost through erosion. This does not interrupt natural sand transportation, but it is a very expensive and temporary fix.For example, since the 1940s Florida has spent over US$1.3 billion on beach nourishment projects, and North Carolina has spent more than $700 million. This added sand will eventually wash away, quite possibly during Hurricane Florence or the next hurricane to hit the coast, and have to be replaced.What kind of protection?In some cases, however, leaving barrier islands to do their own natural thing can cause problems for people. Some cities and towns, such as Miami and Biloxi, are located behind barrier islands and rely on them as a first line of defense against storms.And many communities depend on natural resources provided by the estuaries and wetlands behind barrier islands. For example, Pamlico Sound – the protected waters behind North Carolina’s Outer Banks – is a rich habitat for blue crabs and popular sport fish such as red drum.Landsat image of North Carolina’s Outer Banks enclosing Pamlico Sound. NASAUnmanaged, some of these islands may not move the way we want them to. For example, a storm breach on a barrier island that protects a city would make that city more vulnerable.Here in Mississippi, a string of uninhabited barrier islandsoff our coast separates Mississippi Sound from the Gulf of Mexico. Behind the islands is a productive estuary, important wetlands and cities such as Biloxi and Gulfport. Because the Mississippi River has been dredged and enclosed between levees to keep it from spilling over its banks, this area does not receive the sediment loads that the river once deposited in this part of the Gulf. As a result, the islands are eroding and disappearing.To slow this process, state and federal agencies are artificially nourishing the islands to keep them in place and preserve the cities, livelihoods and ecological habitats behind them. This project will fill a major breach cut in one island by Hurricane Camille in 1969, making the island a more effective storm buffer for the state’s coast.When to retreat?Geologically, barrier islands are not designed to stay in one place. But development on them is intended to last, although critics argue that climate change and sea level rise will inevitably force a retreat from the shore.Reconciling humans’ love of the ocean with the hard realities of earth science is not easy. People will always be drawn to the coast, and prohibiting development is politically impractical. However, there are some ways to help conserve barrier islands while maintaining areas for tourism activities.First, federal, state and local laws can reduce incentives to build on barrier islands by putting the burden of rebuilding after storms on owners, not on the government. Many critics argue that the National Flood Insurance Program has encouraged homeowners to rebuild on barrier islands and other coastal locations, even after suffering repeated losses in many storms.Late-night host John Oliver critiques federal flood insurance.Second, construction on barrier islands should leave dunes and vegetation undisturbed. This helps to keep their sand transportation systems intact. When roads and homes directly adjacent to beaches are damaged by storms, owners should be required to move back from the shoreline in order to provide a natural buffer between any new construction and the coastline.Third, designating more conservation areas on barrier islands will maintain some of the natural sediment transportation and barrier island migration processes. And these conservation areas are popular nature-based tourism attractions. Protected barrier islands such as Assateague, Padre and the Cape Cod National Seashore are popular destinations in the U.S. national park system.Finally, development on barrier islands should be done with change in mind and a preference for temporary or movable infrastructure. The islands themselves are surprisingly adaptable, but whatever is built in these dynamic settings is likely sooner or later to be washed away. The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSHurricane Season 2018theconversation.com Previous articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morningNext articleNew cars lose $3,000 annually from this single expense Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron

first_imgArchDaily Lebanon Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/353569/beirut-terraces-herzog-de-meuron Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of BenchmarkWritten by Ramzi Naja Share Housing ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/353569/beirut-terraces-herzog-de-meuron Clipboard CopyAbout this officeHerzog & de MeuronOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsIn ProgressResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsCommercial ArchitectureRetailBeirutRetailHousingMixed UseLebanonPublished on April 02, 2013Cite: Ramzi Naja. “Beirut Terraces / Herzog & de Meuron” 02 Apr 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 CopyBeirut Terraces rethinks the concept of the skyscraper, creating a vertical village composed of thin, elegant platforms layered in a playful formation. By offering lavish outdoor spaces, breathtaking views, and meticulously composed lofts, architects Herzog & DeMeuron bring an unprecedented way of living to crowded and dense Beirut.More on these contemporary living spaces after the break… + 7The architects’ most conceptual work – the VitraHaus project – is most likely the root of the “stacked” methodology adopted for this project in Beirut. However, the Beirut terraces are much more complex in composition, offerings apartments that range from 250sqm to 1050sqm and come in the form of simplexes, duplexes, and townhouses. Moreover, the project’s most seductive quality, its terraces, range from 28sqm to 400sqm.Save this picture!Courtesy of BenchmarkRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapThe building sits on a podium that occupies the entire lot, with the tower rising on 65% of the surface area. All 132 living units benefit from terraces and views, and they are placed with no relation to their size. A 300sqm apartment could exist on one of the highest floors just as an 800sqm is placed on one of the lower ones. Apartments often take form as one large surface, with glass separating interior from exterior and some plants separating a bedroom terrace from a living space’s (usually) larger terrace.  Save this picture!Courtesy of BenchmarkSmall decisions draw the line between a more communal versus a typical residential building. Take, for instance, the idea of allowing all apartments to share a single large lobby surrounded by a 2000sqm shallow body of water accessed from four separate circulation cores. Every time a resident comes home he is reminded of nature’s presence and welcomed by a crowd of people inhabiting the populated structure. Sensitivity to space and light is not something unexpected from the architects. Think of their Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, done with Ai Weiwei: the roof shares similar qualities to the platforms that compose the Beirut Terraces. Moreover, the fluidity of the space as well as its relationship to greenery and the exterior are equally present in the Beirut Terraces.Save this picture!Courtesy of BenchmarkThe project came in third place for Best Futura Project at the 2013 MIPIM awards, recognized as one of the best un-built sustainable projects. It is widely credited for bringing a new typology to Beirut’s waterfront.ArchitectsHerzog & de MeuronLocationMinet El HosnPartner In ChargeStefan MarbachProject DirectorTobias WinkelmannProject ManagersUrsula Hürzeler, Claudia WinkelmannProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of BenchmarkLocationMinet El HosnProject Year2015PhotographsCourtesy of BenchmarkProject gallerySee allShow lessWEISS / MANFREDI to Design Kent State’s New, $40 Million Architecture BuildingArticlesAD Interviews: Chris Wilkinson & Jim Eyre / Wilkinson Eyre ArchitectsInterviewsProject locationAddress:Minet El HosnLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. 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CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa

first_imgArchitects: Christian Calle Figueroa Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Cuenca, Ecuador Photographs:  Felipe Cobos HermidaCollaborator:Mario UlloaFurniture:Juan DuránConstruction Cost:USD 52.800,00Price Per Square Meter:USD 275,00City:CuencaCountry:EcuadorMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Felipe Cobos HermidaText description provided by the architects. CF house arises from a commission in which the traditional features of a country house in Ecuador were requested: entrance space, grill, poorly permeable bedrooms and an attic, additionally it was required not to use wood in the structure. The project budget was very limited for the size of the house, which required the use of standard, economic construction materials.Save this picture!© Felipe Cobos HermidaAs a strategy to organize the program, we grouped the house into three sections: the first is for the home owners, a second block for visitors and finally a storage block with grill. The space between these blocks defines the social areas which can be organized through giant sliding doors into different ways according to the needs and activities in the house.Save this picture!SectionA large roof is the element that ties the whole program, generating the attic like a large double height void. It is designed as an open space that continues with the idea of a free program.Save this picture!© Felipe Cobos HermidaRegarding the construction, we wanted to experiment with the aesthetics of economics: What expression can standard building materials have, such as plastered and painted wall cement, the exposed asphalt layer, wood from construction waste, and brick floor?Save this picture!PlanThe result was an economic building in its construction, extremely flexible with the ability to adapt to many activities and organizations, with much permeability to the environment and an economy of resources resulting in a construction cost per square meter of $275.Save this picture!© Felipe Cobos HermidaProject gallerySee allShow lessRed Square Tolerance Pavilion Competition Winners UnveiledArchitecture NewsJardins House / CR2 ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/585010/cf-house-christian-calle-figueroa Clipboard CF House / Christian Calle FigueroaSave this projectSaveCF House / Christian Calle Figueroa Save this picture!© Felipe Cobos Hermida+ 18 Share CopyAbout this officeChristian Calle FigueroaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuencaEcuadorPublished on January 09, 2015Cite: “CF House / Christian Calle Figueroa” [Casa CF / Christian Calle Figueroa] 09 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Ecuadorcenter_img Houses Year:  2013 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/585010/cf-house-christian-calle-figueroa Clipboard Projects ArchDaily “COPY”last_img read more

Class struggle and the climate crisis

first_imgThe facts are irrefutable. Rainforests burning, glaciers melting. “Once-in-a-hundred-years” floods are occurring with frightening regularity. No one can seriously argue against the prognosis of climate catastrophe.The conversation that matters now is: Who is responsible for it — and who can fix it. Climate is one of the pressing topics that all union leaders should have been speaking about this past Labor Day.The climate crisis is in every way, shape and form a working-class issue. The wild weather patterns and resulting unnatural disasters leave their heaviest mark on workers, the poor and communities of color. Only the rich have the means to escape the consequences.Young workers have a lot to face — dead-end jobs, unpayable student debt, police abuse — you name it, they are dealing with it. But one of the gravest worries of young people is the climate crisis and what it portends for their very existence — and that of all beings on Earth. As protest signs often read, “There is no planet B.” This earth is the only life-supporting celestial body we have.It is the capitalist class that calculates short-term economic gain without regard for the huge carbon footprint their profit-taking actions are leaving. Coal and oil barons want to sell the nonrenewable, carbon-burning products they extract from the ground. Auto companies want to make vehicles that draw the highest profit, not those with the lowest carbon emissions. Military contractors line up to get on the gravy train of the world’s biggest polluter: the Pentagon.And how about the utility companies? First Energy lobbied the Ohio state legislature only two months ago for a bill that bailed out nuclear and coal-fired power plants (including its own), while eliminating incentives for renewable energy sources like solar and wind power. First Energy is a major campaign donor to the legislators who passed House Bill 6.All of this points to what Marxists call irreconcilable class antagonisms. In “Anti-Duhring,” Friedrich Engels referred to “the antagonism, sharpening from day to day, between capitalists, constantly decreasing in number but constantly growing richer, and propertyless wage-workers, whose number is constantly increasing and whose conditions, taken as a whole, are steadily deteriorating.”The climate crisis has exacerbated this contradiction towards dangerous and previously unimaginable scenarios.One would be naive to think we can halt climate change by appealing to the profit motive. Capitalists caused global warming and they can hardly be trusted to reverse it, even if one makes arguments that a clean environment is good for business.The working class, on the other hand, does have the power to protect life on the planet. It is labor who produces everything. Nothing moves without us!Environmental activists, mostly youth, have called for “climate strikes” later in September. Student strikes may be far more widespread than worker strikes this time around. But the strike is best known as the weapon of labor, wielded at the point of production to force change. Strikes have won higher wages, pensions, union recognition and the like. But there are also political strikes, such as May Day 2006, that forced the defeat of an anti-immigrant bill in Congress.We need to keep the climate strike tactic alive beyond the September 20-27 Global Climate Strike — not just in schools, but on the job and in unions. And the need to fight environmental racism must be part of the discussion.The climate crisis has made these words of Engels more true than ever: “The colossal productive forces created within the capitalist mode of production, which the latter can no longer master, are only waiting to be taken possession of by a society organized for cooperative work on a planned basis — to ensure to all members of society the means of existence and of the free development of their capacities, in constantly increasing measure.” (Anti-Duhring)Workers have the world to win.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Iraqi opposition TV station’s staff to be charged with terrorism

first_img News Help by sharing this information JordanMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Reporters Without Borders deplores a Jordanian state security court prosecutor’s decision yesterday to bring terrorism charges against Amman-based Iraqi opposition TV station Al-Abasiya’s owner and 13 journalists, three days after their arrest during a police raid and the station’s closure.RWB calls for the immediate release of all those detained during the raid, and the withdrawal of all charges.A judicial source told Agence France-Presse that the prosecutor was accusing the 14 detainees of “using the Internet to carry out acts that exposed Jordanians to attack.” They are facing possible five-year jail sentences.Jordan’s broadcasting commission separately told AFP that Al-Abasiya had been broadcasting illegally from Jordan, without a licence.Jordan is ranked 141st out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alerts Follow the news on Jordan June 15, 2020 Find out more August 12, 2020 Find out more Two Jordanian TV journalists arrested after broadcasting criticism of lockdown June 13, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Iraqi opposition TV station’s staff to be charged with terrorismcenter_img to go further JordanMiddle East – North Africa News RSF_en Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Jordan bans coverage of teachers’ protests News News April 14, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more