“Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John He…

first_img “Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg Tower Videos “COPY” ArchDaily “Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg TowerSave this articleSave”Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg Tower ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479701/too-radical-to-implement-and-too-relevant-to-ignore-john-hejduk-s-kreuzberg-tower Clipboard “COPY” CopyRobert Slinger, a founding partner of Berlin-based practice Kapok, narrates the story of a building “too radical to implement and too relevant to ignore.” Having lived in John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg Tower for eight years, Slinger “came to understand how Hejduk’s architecture both flexibly accommodates and yet asserts a presence which resists any attempts to co-opt it. Whilst impressed by its powerful exterior presence, its austerity and frontal directness left a strangely cold impression upon me.””A house knows who loves it.” – John Hejduk + 5Read more about the building at Save John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg Tower (2010) and find out more about the Kreuzberg Tower on ArchDaily. This short film is part of Christian Burckhardt’s Architects in Love series.References: UncubeThe Indicator: The Slum Exotic and the Persistence of Hong Kong’s Walled CityArticlesAD Classics: Pirelli Tower / Gio Ponti, Pier Luigi NerviArchitecture Classics Share Written by James Taylor-FosterFebruary 27, 2014 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/479701/too-radical-to-implement-and-too-relevant-to-ignore-john-hejduk-s-kreuzberg-tower Clipboard CopyAbout this authorJames Taylor-FosterAuthorFollow#TagsNewsVideosResidential ArchitectureHousingRobert SlingerBerlinGermanyKreuzbergKapokJohn HejdukMoritz MüllerKreuzberg TowerCite: James Taylor-Foster. “”Too Radical to Implement Yet Too Relevant to Ignore”: John Hejduk’s Kreuzberg Tower” 27 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.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 streamlast_img read more

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Responding to police murder, protesters block entrance to NBA game

first_imgAnother young Black man’s life was tragically taken March 18 when three Sacramento, Calif., police officers emptied 20 shots into the body of 22-year-old Stephon Clark in his backyard. The police justified the murder by claiming that Clark had a gun in his hand. It turned out to be an iPhone. Clark was the father of two young children.Four days after the shooting, hundreds of angry protesters took to the streets, chanting, “Stephon Clark, say his name” and “Black lives matter,” as they marched onto Interstate 5 and then proceeded to the Golden 1 Center, home to the National Basketball Association’s Sacramento Kings. The visiting Atlanta Hawks were the Kings’ opponents that night. The protesters, however, had a different agenda.Catching the police off guard, hundreds of protesters encircled the entire center, preventing thousands of spectators from entering the arena. This dramatic action delayed the game for 20 minutes; only 2,400 people saw the game in person. Surrounded by the players before the start of the game, the Kings’ principal owner, Vivek Ranadive, publicly offered condolences to Clark’s family.Before their March 25 game, the Kings players wore warm-up shirts that read: “Accountability. We are one. #StephonClark.” At a March 23 protest, Clark’s brother, Stevante, shouted “20 shots” in each police officer’s face.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Supreme Court Adjourns By Two Weeks Batch Of Pleas Seeking NIA Probe Into Palghar Lynching Case

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court Adjourns By Two Weeks Batch Of Pleas Seeking NIA Probe Into Palghar Lynching Case Radhika Roy23 Feb 2021 11:46 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned by two weeks a batch of pleas seeking for a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the Palghar Lynching case wherein two Sadhus were lynched to death in Palghar.A Bench headed by Ashok Bhushan directed the State of Maharashtra to file before the Court the second chargesheet and proceeded to adjourn the matter thereafter….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 Supreme Court on Wednesday adjourned by two weeks a batch of pleas seeking for a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the Palghar Lynching case wherein two Sadhus were lynched to death in Palghar.A Bench headed by Ashok Bhushan directed the State of Maharashtra to file before the Court the second chargesheet and proceeded to adjourn the matter thereafter. Previously, the Maharashtra Government had submitted to the Supreme Court that action had been taken against the erring policemen and that there was no need to the writ petitions pending. An Affidavit to this effect had been filed before the Supreme Court with details of punishment meted out to 18 police personnel for their role in being unable to prevent the lynching of the two Sadhus. It was informed that a departmental inquiry had been ordered against the officers who had been found prima facie negligent and in dereliction of their duty. Consequently, the State Police had urged the Court that there was no need for an investigation by a central agency and opposed the plea for the same. Meanwhile, on January 16, 2021, exactly eight months after the brutal mob lynching a special court in Thane granted bail to 89 people arrested in the case. It had been argued that the 89 accused had been arrested on mere suspicion. On April 16, two seers travelling from Mumbai to Surat had their car stopped by a mob of over 200 people. This mob then proceeded to upturn the car and pelt stones, eventually resulting in the death of both seers as well as the driver of the car. Petitions seeking Court-monitored investigation and/or transfer of the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) were filed before the Apex Court alleging that the police was complicit in the lynching of the two saints.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Cranes at Hard Rock Hotel ‘more damaged’ than experts thought, demolition delayed

first_imgJONGHO SHIN/iStock(NEW ORLEANS) —  The controlled demolition for the cranes at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans has been delayed, officials said Saturday.The two cranes are “more damaged” than experts initially thought, which forced them to change their course of action, New Orleans Fire Department chief Timothy McConnell said at a news conference.The cranes were supposed to come down Friday, but McConnell said he now believes it won’t happen until noon Sunday at the earliest.“If they tell us it’s too dangerous to do it one way,” authorities will go with the experts and prioritize a new plan, he said.The cranes, which each weigh 145,000 pounds, have been a source of major concern. Both have continuously swayed since the under-construction building’s collapse on Oct. 12, which left three dead and dozens injured.Experts are using small explosives, known as energetic materials, to bring the cranes down.The goal is that they will come down in the same place as they are standing. However, McConnell noted that because of how unstable the cranes are, they might not fall as experts hope.“That’s our goal, but it may not happen that way,” he said.Residents in the nearby area will be evacuated starting four hours before the crane’s official demolition.The bodies of two men who died are still inside the building. Authorities have not been able to reach them but hope that they will be able to recover the bodies.Officials have not yet said what caused the collapse. Ten of the victims injured filed a lawsuit Friday against five companies involved in the construction, citing negligence.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Ivy Tech And Deaconess To Announce Innovative New Partnership

first_imgPRESS CONFERENCEEVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor, Jonathan Weinzapfel and Deaconess Health System President and Chief Executive Officer, Linda White, will announce an exciting new partnership at a press conference Thursday, December 17th at 2:30 p.m. (CST).PRESS CONFERENCE: Ivy Tech Community College & Deaconess Health SystemThursday, December 17th2:30 p.m. (CST) Deaconess Hospital (front/main lobby), 600 Mary Street, Evansville, IN 
  This event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.Deaconess was founded in 1892 by a group of Protestant ministers and laymen who felt called to care for the sick. More than 120 years later, Deaconess Health System has become the premier provider of health care services to three states and 26 counties. We continue our mission of providing quality health care services with a compassionate and caring spirit to the community.Deaconess Health System consists of six hospitals in Southern Indiana: Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Heart Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally, the health system includes Deaconess Clinic, a fully integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care physicians as well as top specialty doctors. Also included in the health system are a freestanding Cancer Center, Urgent Care facilities, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, more than 20 care sites, and multiple partnerships withFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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Bob Weir Discusses Science And Performs Acoustic Set At Einstein Gala [Watch]

first_imgAs previously reported, Bob Weir was scheduled to appear at an exciting event called the Einstein Gala in Toronto, ON, where he served as both a guest speaker and musical performer for the evening. Hosted by Anderson Cooper, Weir’s presence was meant to show the importance of innovation in both arts and science. After a discussion on the subject, Weir performed an acoustic set that featured a number of Grateful Dead classics, as well as a lengthy sit-in from Dan Kanter.Though this appearance happened just now, we’re fortunate to be able to share footage of the entire ceremony, courtesy of Periscope user David Lonergan. You can find the speech here, and the full set video here. Additionally, a separate video for the encore “Ripple,” featuring Kanter, can be watched here.Weir resumes his Grateful duties with Dead & Company on June 10th for a lengthy summer tour. Watch their recent performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, here. Check out the acoustic setlist below:Setlist: Bob Weir at Einstein Gala, The Carlu, Toronto, ON – 5/15/16Set: Loose Lucy, Peggy- O, KC Moan, Easy To Slip, Dear Prudence, Friend of the Devil*, Birdsong*, Jack Straw*Encore: Ripple ** = w/ Dan Kanter[Hat tip to Osty Gale for the setlist and videos]last_img read more

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Calling the Oscars

first_imgIf it were up to Ben Zauzmer, Disney’s computer-animated “Frozen” would take home the Oscar for best picture this year. But the film isn’t nominated in that category, and he wouldn’t go with his own desires anyway — only his math.For the past three years, the Harvard College junior has employed statistics and percentages to predict winners at the Academy Awards. In his freshman year, Zauzmer, who hails from a suburb of Philadelphia, rightly predicted 15 winners out of the 20 categories he called, including Meryl Streep’s best-actress upset over Viola Davis.“I knew then I was onto something,” he said.Last year Zauzmer nailed 17 out of his 21 calls, pulling data from other awards ceremonies like the BAFTAs, critics’ scores, and historical data. This year, he teamed up with the Hollywood Reporter to announce predicted victories, and has the Sandra Bullock-led “Gravity” winning best picture.“The highest percentage is for ‘Gravity,’” said Zauzmer. “But I will say, if I had to guess, that’s going to be one of the wrong predictions.”He explained that typically the best picture winner at the Director’s Guild has been the best predictor of Oscar gold, and “Gravity” took home the award there for feature film this year. But the number of Oscar nominations for best picture has doubled. And last year, he noted, the Oscars for best director and best picture were split between Ang Lee and Ben Affleck’s “Argo,” categories that have historically correlated. He suggests that “Gravity” director Alfonso Cuarón may take home only best director. That would leave room for other frontrunners “American Hustle” or “12 Years a Slave,” the latter of which Zauzmer thinks will win best picture.“But I have to do what the numbers say,” said Zauzmer. “I don’t look at my predictions as predictions all the time, I look at them as percentages. Sometimes things with lower percentages happen.” And he disregards his own subjectivities, of course. (Zauzmer conceded that he preferred “Captain Phillips” and “Dallas Buyers Club” to the other contenders.)His calculations have garnered considerable publicity, and Zauzmer has bickered with Hollywood publicists and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences alike.“People really, really want to know who’s going to win. People love this stuff,” he said.When the Oscars air this Sunday, Zauzmer will be co-hosting a watching party at a friend’s dorm. If his predictions are right, he anticipates a lot of Monday morning interviews.The applied-mathematics concentrator also announces Harvard basketball and football games when he’s not ensconced in math, which he calls “a great puzzle.”And of course he’s a movie buff. “I’ve now seen the entire American Film Institute’s top 100 movies, and I’m six away from finishing all the best picture winners.”On Sunday, Zauzmer said, “I expect I’ll get quite a few right. But no matter what, it’ll be a fun, crazy night.”Zauzmer will be live tweeting the Oscars on Sunday at @bensoscarmath. View his predictions here.last_img read more

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Trump Pledges An ‘Orderly Transition’ As Congress Certifies Biden’s Win

first_imgImage via HOUSE TV.WASHINGTON – Congress formally confirmed Joe Biden’s presidential election victory after an overnight joint session was delayed by violent protests. Shortly after the certification, President Trump issued a statement promising an “orderly transition on January 20th.”Law enforcement officers secured the U.S. Capitol building after pro-Trump supporters breached the perimeter and entered the building as Congress met Wednesday afternoon.Lawmakers reconvened late Wednesday evening, intending to vote and affirm Joe Biden’s presidential win.The Senate recessed its debate over an objection to the results of the Electoral College after protesters forced police to lock down the building. The scene was declared a riot by police, and a curfew for DC is in effect. One woman was shot inside the Capitol and taken to the hospital; she has died from her injuries. Officials said late Wednesday she was killed when an officer discharged their service weapon. Lawmakers reconvened Wednesday evening shortly after 8 p.m. EST.Washington, D.C., Police Chief Robert Contee said three other people died in “medical emergencies.”Congress first began the joint session at 1 p.m. ET to count and confirm the Electoral College vote won by Biden, while thousands of supporters of President Donald Trump rallied near the White House before some demonstrators became violent and breached the Capitol building.Trump’s Republican allies in the House and Senate had planned to object to the election results, which the president continues to challenge. The effort will likely fail and be defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress who are prepared to accept the election results.Despite Trump’s repeated claims of voter fraud, election officials and his own former attorney general have said there were no problems on a scale that would change the outcome. All the states have certified their results as fair and accurate, by Republican and Democratic officials alike. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Agricultural drought

first_imgBy David Emory StooksburyUniversity ofGeorgiaAs Geogia enters the heart of the growing season, mildagricultural drought conditions have returned to much of northand central Georgia. The remainder of the state is abnormally dry.Mild drought conditions exist primarily south of a PolkCounty-to-Stephens County line and north of a Quitman-to-LincolnCounty line. Most of the remainder of the state is quicklyapproaching mild agricultural drought conditions.Soil moisture levels in southeast Georgia are near normal formid-June.Tropical weather system Alberto is bringing some moisture reliefto south Georgia on Tuesday. Until the final track and timing ofAlberto is known, though, the impact on the moisture supply inGeorgia won’t not be known.High water use by plants and high evaporation rates associatedwith temperatures in the mid to upper 90s have caused soilsstatewide to become very dry.Hot cropsThe immediate agricultural concerns are with corn and pastureconditions. Corn has started to pollinate across the state. Hotand dry conditions during pollination cause major reductions incorn yields. Pasture production is also being negativelyaffected. This impact will hurt livestock and dairy operationsand could linger into the winter.Rainfall during the cool season, October through March, was lowacross most of the state. Because of the dry cool season, thesoil moisture was not adequately recharged to provide a bufferfor a period of little rain and high temperatures.During the past 30 days, the following University of Georgiaautomated weather stations are among the 28 receiving less than 1inch of rain: Alpharetta, Arlington, Brunswick, Pine Mountain,Camilla, Cordele, Covington, Dawson, Duluth, Eatonton, FortValley, Gainesville, Griffin, Statesboro, Valdosta, Vidalia andWatkinsville.Low streamsU.S. Geological Survey stream gauges are showing low flows acrossthe entire state. Many streams are near the 10th percentile forthe date.At the 10th percentile, we expect the stream flow to be greaterthan the current value in 90 years out of 100 for the currentdate.Based on USGS data, groundwater levels were showing good rechargein November and December 2005. However, with abnormal drynessduring the late winter and early spring, groundwater levels werebeginning to drop by mid-April. By June, levels were below normalstatewide and still dropping.The normal recharge season for groundwater is over. So levels areexpected to keep dropping through summer into fall.The state’s major reservoirs are in good shape now. However,water levels are starting to drop. Farm ponds are showing theimpacts of the dry, hot weather.WateringGeorgia is now under the normal odd-even outdoor water useschedule. Odd-numbered addresses may water only on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Sundays. Even-numbered and unnumbered addresses maywater only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. There are nohour limits.Local governments and water providers are authorized to implementmore stringent outdoor water use schedules within theirjurisdictions. Some water providers, especially around Atlanta,are starting to implement more stringent outdoor water userequirements.Comprehensive updated information may be found at www.georgiadrought.org.Real-time weather conditions, including soil moisture balance,may be found at www.georgiaweather.net.(David Stooksbury is the state climatologist and a professorof engineering and atmospheric sciences in the University ofGeorgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

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EU coal-fired electricity generation dropped 24% in 2019

first_imgEU coal-fired electricity generation dropped 24% in 2019 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Euractiv:Global warming emissions from the power sector fell by 12% last year, led by a steep decline in coal power generation, which was replaced half by natural gas and half by renewables, according to fresh data published on Wednesday (5 February).Hard coal and lignite-fired power generation fell in every EU country – and by 24% overall – according to fresh data on European power sector emissions, covering all EU member states, including the UK.The drop was sharper in 2019 than in any year since at least 1990, and could be attributed chiefly to Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, and Italy, which together accounted for 80% of coal power decline, the two think tanks said.“If you look at Western Europe, 70% of all coal plants will have been phased out in the next five years,” said Kristian Ruby, secretary-general of Eurelectric, a trade association. “By the end of the 2020s, coal will remain in place only in a minority of markets such as Germany, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Czechia and Slovenia,” Ruby told EURACTIV.Half of coal power capacity was replaced by renewables, whose share rose to 34.6% of total electricity generation, a new record high. The other half was replaced by natural gas, a fossil fuel which spews about 50% less carbon than coal when burned in power plants.2019 might also have marked a decisive turning point. For the first time, wind and solar power plants in the EU delivered more electricity than coal-fired power plants taken together, the report found.[Frédéric Simon]More: Power shift: EU coal output falls 24% in 2019last_img read more

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