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Tenoch House / BGP Arquitectura

first_img Tenoch House / BGP Arquitectura Area:  2200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeBGP ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionLermaMexicoPublished on July 18, 2016Cite: “Tenoch House / BGP Arquitectura” 18 Jul 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialPlastics / FibersRodecaTranslucent Building Elements in Downton Primary SchoolSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – LonglightBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – One-offAcousticFabriTRAK®FabriFELT™ for Walls and CeilingsBoardsStructureCraftStructural Panel – Dowel Laminated TimberThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelDoorsJansenSmoke Control Door – Economy 60Louvers / ShuttersShade FactorExternal Venetian BlindsMore 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 Houses ArchDaily Photographs Architects: BGP Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Jaime Navarro Landscape Architects:Entorno, Taller de paisajeConstructor:Carlos FrancoStructure:Izquierdo IngenierosMechanicals/Hvac:DIIN IngenierosBuild Area:350 m2 Existing houseFloor Area:2200 m2New Project:600 m2Architects:Bernardo Gómez-Pimienta.Design Team:Luis Enrique Mendoza, Edgar GonzálezCity:LermaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Ridgelight at 5° with BeamHotel ApplicationsAccoyaAccoya® Wood at World Hotels Salinda ResortsText description provided by the architects. The project is an extension to the existing house, this element linking conceptually by a glass element, with two new volumes, the rooms and private areas.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!SiteSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe project respects the existing front of the house, with his own appearance, to integrate the program creates two volumes of irregular floor playing with the topography as much as possible to avoid the need to dig, these volumes have vertical walls coated quarry material for dialogue with the existing house but giving it a much more modern application, the application of vertical slabs that create a rhythm and fold creating an interesting play of shadows. The facade at street level is finished steel sheets that serve as rusty doors in the parking area and as a coating on the entire front wall, excluding the main entrance arch and continuing after that. Everyone respected volumes posed regulations do not constructible distances in front and the boundary, similarly respected radius 4.5 meters distance from existing trees to ensure they are not damaged during the construction process.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroCurrent construction using the existing walls and interior finishes are renewed, but keeps the current state of the facade facing the street. In the rear, the volume intersects diagonally to make way for the circulation of the project.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessCall for Submissions: RM 1005: TimelessCall for SubmissionsZài Xīng Tǔ Mù. Sixteen Chinese Museums, Fifteen Chinese ArchitectsExhibition Share Tenoch House / BGP ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTenoch House / BGP Arquitectura CopyHouses, Extension•Lerma, Mexico Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791378/tenoch-house-bgp-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791378/tenoch-house-bgp-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 16 Share 2013 “COPY” Mexicolast_img read more

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Haiti: Election protests continue

first_imgPolice step up repression of Haitian protests over contested election of banana exporter and political newcomer Jovenel Moïse.Beginning shortly after the Nov. 20 Haitian election and continuing almost daily since, over 30 massive, militant demonstrations have filled the streets of Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital, condemning the latest “electoral coup d’état” and demanding fair and free elections.The cops have been growing increasingly aggressive as the protests have continued. Wendy Lerisse, a Haitian videographer, has posted YouTube clips of many of the protests. One of the Christmas Eve demonstrations included footage showing cops using a water cannon against a group of demonstrators. As a protester falls down, the cops continue to spray her.As the protests have continued, there appears to be some resistance in the Provisional Electoral Council to certifying Jovenel Moïse, the candidate of the Haitian Tèt Kale Party (PHTK), as president. The official announcement has been postponed from Dec. 28 to Jan. 3.Michel Martelly, the founder and leader of the PHTK, was president of Haiti from May 2011 until Feb. 2016. Martelly was imposed as president by then U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and he ably assisted Washington in maintaining its hold on Haiti during his presidency.The first attempt to continue the PHTK’s hold on power, the elections of Aug. 9, 2015, failed. The fraud was so massive and blatant that a majority of Haitians rejected the election’s legitimacy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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United Nations – Further steps to enhance resolution 1738 needed more than ever

first_img Related documents protection_of_journalists_letter_to_unsc_members.pdfPDF – 1.82 MB Reporters Without Borders welcomes the United Nations Security Council interest in considering to take further steps to enhance the implementation of resolution 1738 and improve the protection of journalists on the ground. The Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the protection of journalists on July 17, 2013. Reporters Without Borders worked very closely with France on the draft and adoption of resolution 1738 in 2006.“Since resolution 1738 was unanimously adopted by the Security Council condemning intentional attacks against journalists in conflict situations, the level of violence against journalists and citizen-journalists is increasing. With 89 journalists killed in connection with their work, 2012 has been the deadliest year for journalists since Reporters Without Borders began producing an annual roundup in 1995”, explains Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders Executive Director. “Further steps to enhance the implementation of resolution 1738 are needed more than ever”.In repressive countries or countries at war, professional and citizen journalists are often the only sources of firsthand information about human rights violations by governments, warlords, religious extremists. By covering the plight of their fellow citizens and reporting abuses by leading officials, they expose themselves to the possibility of very violent reprisals. On the basis of its experience, Reporters Without Borders recommends that certain steps should be made in order to protect journalists.1. Establish effective monitoring for states’ respect of their obligations2. Extend member states’ obligations to non-professional “news providers”3. Extend member states’ obligations beyond armed conflict situations4. Reaffirm member states’ obligations to protect foreign exiled news providers Please find attached the note addressed to Member States.Resolution 1738 already requires states to protect journalists and combat impunity for those responsible for physical attacks against journalists. “So the problem is not a legal void but the lack of any verification of respect by member states for their obligations, highlights Christophe Deloire, that’s why we are especially asking the UN Security Council to seek the creation of a group of independent experts tasked with monitoring respect for UN Security Council Resolution 1738 by member states and presenting its findings during UNESCO general conferences. This group would also be tasked with informing, helping and advising the UN secretary general on the drafting of the section on the safety of journalists in his next reports on the protection of civilians during armed conflicts.”In most of the cases when journalists have been killed, the murderers stay unpunished. Reporters Without Borders urges again member states to investigate systematically all acts of violence or fatal incidents in which journalists, media workers and related personnel are the victims, both those that take place on their territory and those that take place abroad. An example of this is the investigation launched in France by the French prosecutor on the attack that killed the French photographer Remi Ochlik and seriously wounded the French journalist Edith Bouvier in Homs in February 2012. The American veteran journalist Marie Colvin died as well in this attack.Reporters Without Borders has been dedicated to the protection of journalists, media assistants and citizen journalists in conflict situations for more than 25 years, by providing insurances, bullet proof jackets and digital safety advises.Reporters Without Borders co-signed a letter addressed to all UN Security Council members states with FIDH – International Federation for Human Rights, Canadian Association of Journalists, Committee to Protect Journalists, Free Press Unlimited, Global Forum for Media Development, International Center for Journalists, International Media Support, International Press Institute, Internews and Rory Peck Trust. RSF_en Organisation News July 17, 2013 – Updated on January 25, 2016 United Nations – Further steps to enhance resolution 1738 needed more than ever Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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Reservation In Higher Education A Serious Issue, Knowledgeable & Deserving Students Not Able To Avail Opportunity In Education: Madras High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesReservation In Higher Education A Serious Issue, Knowledgeable & Deserving Students Not Able To Avail Opportunity In Education: Madras High Court Sparsh Upadhyay23 Nov 2020 1:38 AMShare This – x”Reservation in higher education has become a serious issue now. It has created differences between different sections of society. Knowledgeable and deserving students are not able to avail the opportunity in education. However, students who could not make it to the merit but belong to the reserved category enjoy the opportunities. Due to this many students are unable to chase their dreams…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?Login”Reservation in higher education has become a serious issue now. It has created differences between different sections of society. Knowledgeable and deserving students are not able to avail the opportunity in education. However, students who could not make it to the merit but belong to the reserved category enjoy the opportunities. Due to this many students are unable to chase their dreams and get success”, remarked the Madras High Court on Thursday (19th November).The Bench of Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayana was hearing a plea moved by an MBBS graduate R S Poorvi, who applied for an EWS certificate to secure a PG medical seat under the 10% EWS quota, however, her application was rejected by the Tahsildar, Egmore Taluk, Chennai, as petitioner’s annual family income was assessed to be more than Rs 8 lakh. Challenging the same, she moved the High Court.Contentions raised by herThe petitioner stated before the Court that, her mother was suffering from cancer and succumbed to death on 30.11.2019, after a battle of five years.The father has got no definite income, as he was not on a permanent job. She further stated that her family had struggled hard to save the life of the petitioner’s mother and lost even the little resources possessed by the family.The question before the CourtThe order of rejection only stated that the applicant family has an income of more than Rs.8.00 Lakhs and hence the Application couldn’t be considered.Therefore, the only question which arose before the Court was as whether petitioner’s family has got an income of less than 8.00 lakhs and fulfil the other criteria as per the Memorandum No.36039/1/2019-Estt (Res), Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training dated 31.01.2019.[NOTE: According to the Memorandum, a person, whose family, has a gross annual income below Rs.8.00 Lakhs would be identified for the benefit of the EWS reservation. The said income would also include income from all sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application.The criterion also excludes persons from being identified as EWS irrespective of the family income, if the family owns or possess 5 acres of agricultural land and above, residential flat of 1000 sq.ft. and above, residential plot of 100 sq. yards and above in notified municipalities, residential plot of 200 sq. yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities, as defined under the criteria.]Court’s observationsThe Court observed that computing her salary from August, 2019 to March, 2020, her gross income would be Rs.7,37,877/-, which is certainly less than Rs.8.00 Lakhs.The Court also noted that as per her income tax returns for the Assessment Year 2020-2021, the gross salary is shown as Rs.6,37,226/-.Further, the Court remarked,”From the affidavit of the petitioner filed in support of the writ petition, it could be seen that the petitioner is a hard-working student and having secured a seat in the Government Medical College, Chennai, she deserves for a certificate to be issued considering the economic conditions of the family.”The Court also said that “though the petitioner belongs to a forward community, as she is economically backward, even as per the policy of the government, she has to be given the certificate of the economically weaker section, to enable her to pursue her higher education.”The Court also remarked,”No doubt, it is true that the depressed and oppressed people should be given an opportunity for upliftment, without any compromise in quality in higher education. Similarly, merely persons are from the forward community, but financially backwards, their due place should not be denied on account of reservation, which is the object of introduction of EWS reservations.”Persons like the petitioner, the Court noted, who have scored well in the exams, by their hard work “are given a feeling of that they are not given the same treatment and criteria of selection though they are belonging to economically weaker section.”Lastly, the Court held,”As the petitioner is a meritorious candidate and also has established that her income is less than Rs.8.00 Lakhs, satisfying the criteria fixed for getting the Economically Weaker Section certificate, she should have been issued the certificate.”In the light of the above discussion, rejection order dated 12.09.2020 passed by the third respondent, was found to be not sustainable and hence the same was set aside.Accordingly, the third respondent (the Tahsildar, Egmore Taluk, Chennai) was directed to issue a fresh Economically Weaker Section certificate to the petitioner, forthwith, “to enable her to pursue her higher education.”With the above direction, the writ petition was disposed of.Case title- R. S. Poorvi v. The District Collector and others [W.P.No.14531 of 2020 and W.M.P.Nos.18027 & 18028 of 2020]Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]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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Senators say U.S. Airlines are Sitting on $10 Billion of ‘Customer Cash’

first_img(Washington, DC) — A Senate investigation is revealing that U.S. domestic airlines are sitting on an estimated $10-billion in “customer cash” due to cancellations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Airlines are required by law to issue cash refunds to travelers for flights the company cancels but they are under no obligation to offer cash if a customer cancels the flight by themselves. A group of Democratic senators are urging airlines to issue cash refunds to Americans who are struggling financially.Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) argued in a statement on Friday that the the pot of money collected by the airlines should be used to issue cash refunds for Americans who are struggling financially.“The ongoing pandemic is placing enormous financial strain on millions of Americans,” the senators said in a joint statement. “In light of this pressing need, and the unprecedented multi-billion-dollar bailout that the airline industry just received from Congress, we are absolutely outraged that so few airlines are willing to offer real cash refunds to consumers who must cancel their tickets.”Portions of the $25 billion aid package for airlines are to be used for payroll grants for employees and low-interest loans. The aid is negotiated on an individual basis between the Treasury Department and U.S. airlines. Flight trips have dropped off sharply as Americans comply with stay-at-home orders across the country in an effort to limit the spread of coronavirus.While no domestic travel ban is in place, President Trump on March 16 urged Americans to avoid discretionary travel.The senators said they came to the $10 billion estimate in customer cash based on data provided by JetBlue, which was the only airline to provide the dollar amount of travel credits related to coronavirus cancellations.“Although most companies refused to say just how much money they are sitting on in the form of travel vouchers, we estimate that the airlines could be holding onto more than $10 billion of hard-earned money from American travelers,” the senators continued.“If these companies released that money back to the public, it would provide a significant stimulus for struggling families. That’s why we once again urge the airlines to end their anti-consumer policies and offer real refunds during this emergency.”The airlines singled out by the senators include American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and United Airlines.The senators said they welcome airlines to dispute the $10 billion figure.Instead of cash refunds, most of these carriers said they have responded to coronavirus-related trip modifications by waiving fees associated with itinerary changes and cancellations and extended up until at least 2021 the time customers can use travel vouchers.last_img read more

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England teams to defend in France

first_img England Golf will send two teams to defend the Vilmorin Cup at the French Lady Junior Championship at St Cloud, near Paris, from 28 March-1 April. Team A will include Curtis Cup player Bronte Law, who was the runner-up in the individual championship last year. She will be joined by fellow internationals Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters, the English women’s stroke play champion. Team B consists of England international Amber Ratcliffe, with girl international Olivia Winning and fellow member of the England Performance U18 squad, Annabel Dimmock. The Vilmorin Cup is the nations’ team trophy and is played over the two stroke play rounds of the championship, which decide the players to go forward to the matchplay knockouts. The championship is contested by the cream of Europe’s U21 amateurs. The players: Gabriella Cowley, 16, (Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire) was in the winning England teams at last year’s girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She is the Scottish and the North of England U16 champion and is a past English U15 titleholder.  She was in the winning Essex team at the 2012 County Finals. Bronte Law, 17, (Bramhall, Cheshire) was a member of the GB&I team which won the Curtis Cup in 2012 – for the first time in 16 years. She qualified for last season’s Women’s British Open and successfully made the cut, eventually finishing in a share of 33rd place.  She represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup and was runner-up in last year’s French Lady Junior Championship. Image © Leaderboard Photography. Alex Peters, 19, (Notts Ladies’) is the English women’s stroke play champion and, like Gabriella and Bronte, was in England’s successful team at the women’s Home Internationals. Last season she also won the Independent Schools’ championship, the Nottinghamshire ladies’ title and shared the Porters Park Centenary Cup. She represented England in the South American amateur early this year. Annabel Dimmock, 16, (Wentworth, Surrey) enjoyed a successful run on this year’s Orange Blossom Tour in Florida, reaching the quarter finals of the Jones Doherty Championship and finishing in the top 20 at the Harder Hall Invitational. Last year she was fifth in the English girls’ championship and won the London Foursomes. Amber Ratcliffe,17, (Royal Cromer) is the England Golf East Region women’s champion and was a member of the winning England teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She has twice won the English schools’ U16 championship. Olivia Winning, 18 (Rotherham) joined Amber in England’s team at the girls’ Home Internationals. Also last year, she won the Pleasington Putter and was runner-up in another prestigious scratch event, the Astor Salver. She was also second in the  Fairhaven Trophy. 5 Mar 2013 England teams to defend in France last_img read more

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Baseball wonders why pitchers’ elbows keep tearing

first_imgIn this April 29, 2014 file photo, Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez sits in the dugout after pitching eight innings against the Atlanta Braves, in Miami.  (AP Photo/File)All of baseball is focused on a most precious 2 1/8 inches — the average length of the ulnar collateral ligament.This year, more than a dozen major league pitchers already have undergone Tommy John surgery — which involves replacing the elbow ligament with a tendon harvested from elsewhere (often the non-pitching elbow or forearm) in the patient’s body. All-Stars Patrick Corbin, Josh Johnson and Matt Moore have had the surgery, and NL Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez was scheduled to have his operation Friday.“It’s a problem. There’s no question about it,” baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said. “I’m almost afraid to pick up the paper every day because there’s some bad news.”The surgery forces a player to miss at least a full season, but many power pitchers — including Chris Carpenter (2007), Stephen Strasburg (2010) and Adam Wainwright (2011) — threw as hard with their repaired elbows as they did before. Matt Harvey is still recovering from surgery last year.The league hopes it can find ways to protect these million dollar elbows before surgery is required.Dr. James Andrews, one of the world’s top orthopedic physicians, will be meeting with a research committee Monday at Major League Baseball’s headquarters.“We’re going to put together a research project to help figure this out. We don’t know quite what to say at this point,” he said. “But, yeah, it’s got everybody’s attention.”A 2013 survey showed 25 percent of big league pitchers and 15 percent of minor leaguer pitchers had undergone the procedure.“This does not include the guys who didn’t make it back. These are the success stories,” said Glenn Fleisig of the American Sports Medicine Institute, who conducted the survey with  Stan Conte of the Dodgers.With the advent of high-tech scans such as MRIs, doctors usually can pinpoint exactly what’s wrong. And with pro pitchers under the watch of radar guns whenever they throw, the slightest drop in velocity triggers scrutiny.But for more than a century, pitchers came up with “sore arms” and “dead arms,” trying to pitch through pain.“Back then, you could be on your deathbed and you never told anybody because if you said, ‘God, my arm hurts,’ there were 15 guys waiting to take your place,” Tommy John said. “So I kept my mouth shut and just kept pitching, kept pitching, kept pitching.”UCL reconstruction has increased 10-fold in the first decade of the 21st century, Andrews and Dr. Jeremy Bruce wrote in the May issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, citing a paper by J.R. Dugas. Experts think young pitchers throw far more often now than they did a decade or two ago.“Baseball, once considered a seasonal sport, has become a year-round event in some regions of the United States, with increased team travel play and sponsored tournaments,” Andrews and Bruce wrote.An ASMI study published in 2011 examined 481 pitchers ages 9-14, and then checked with them 10 years later. Those who threw more than 100 innings in a year were 3.5 times more likely to need elbow or shoulder surgery or were forced to stop playing baseball.New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altchek says he’s performing the procedure more often among teenagers, who are not as strong as professionals and are trying to impress with high velocities.“When you’re throwing year-round, you don’t have much time for all this fitness stuff,” Altchek said. “So you’re fitness gets sacrificed, Your arm is overloaded. That’s a recipe for disaster.”The USA Baseball Medical/Safety Advisory Committee recommends limits of 50 pitches per game and 2,000 pitches per year for 9- and 10-year-olds, and 75 pitches per game and 3,000 per year from 11-14. The limit rises to 90 at ages 15-16 and 105 for ages 17-18, with no more than two games a week.Looking back, Harvey said he ramped up his arm for events as a teenager.“At 16 how much strengthening or throwing are you really doing in between those tournaments before you have to go blow it out again?” he said.Dr. Gary Green, MLB’s medical director, said the sport has been collecting data on injuries and lengths of layoffs in both the major and minor leagues since 2010. However, innings and pitch counts as amateurs aren’t tracked. Dr. Bert Mandelbaum, MLB’s director of research, is heading the probe.“We’re looking at it in terms of the demographics: Can we predict who is going to get this injury? Is there something in their training? Is there something in their biomechanics?” Green said.Fleisig concluded “how much you pitch and how hard you throw are the dominant factors.”After Dr. Frank Jobe’s pioneering operation on John in 1974, there were no more than four similar operations annually until a spike to 12 in 1996, according to research by Jon Roegele, who writes for the Hardball Times and Beyond the Box Score. The figure rose to 43 by 2003 and 69 in 2012 before dropping to 49 last year.Tom House, the former big league pitcher and pitching coach, has advocated strengthening muscles in the kinetic chain involved in throwing. John thinks the opposite approach should be taken.“These guys today, they spend more time in the weight room than they do on the mound. Strengths and weights are fine, but if that was everything, then Arnold Schwarzenegger would be a 20-game winner,” John said. “They just get so big and strong that there’s very little elasticity in their arms.”___AP Sports Writers Mike Fitzpatrick, Jon Krawczynski and Paul Newberry contributed to this report.last_img read more

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Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors to take 3-2 series lead

first_imgDraymond Green made a 3-pointer with just over minute left to get Golden State within one. Harden, who was 0 for 11 on 3s, missed his last one with less than 30 seconds left, giving the Warriors the ball back.Stephen Curry missed a floater and Trevor Ariza grabbed the rebound and was fouled with 10 seconds left. But he made just one of two free throws to give the Warriors another chance.But Gordon came up with his steal when Green lost control in the lane and added two free throws with 2.4 seconds left to put it away.Klay Thompson shook off a knee injury that had his status for this game in question to score 23 points and Curry added 22. A bruised left knee kept Andre Iguodala out for the second straight game, and Kevon Looney started in his place.After losing Game 1 of the series, the Rockets made the best of home-court advantage this time, thrilling a sellout crowd that included Justin Timberlake, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt and rapper Travis Scott.ADVERTISEMENT Chris Paul scored 20 points and James Harden struggled for his 19, but Paul had to leave the game in the final minute with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.Kevin Durant scored 29 points for the Warriors, who lost in Game 5 of a playoff series for just the second time since 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Rockets won a second straight defensive struggle between the two potent offenses, leaving the Warriors a loss from missing the NBA Finals for the first time since 2014.“We had to rely on our defense once again,” Harden said. “Game 4, we weren’t making shots but defensively we were really good. Same thing tonight.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls It’s Houston’s second straight win in the series after snapping Golden State’s NBA playoff-record, 16-game home winning streak with a 95-92 victory on Tuesday night.Golden State led by one to start the fourth before Paul got going, scoring seven points to power a 10-5 run that gave the Rockets an 81-77 lead with about 9 1/2 minutes left.Thompson made a 3-pointer after that and then officials reviewed Paul’s first basket of the quarter and ruled he got it off after the shot clock expired, leaving the Warriors ahead 80-79.The Rockets were clinging to a one-point lead with about seven minutes left when Durant fouled Gordon on a 3-point attempt, losing one of his shoes in the process. Gordon made all three free throws to start a 7-2 spurt that extended the lead to 88-82 midway through the quarter.The Rockets honored the 10 people killed in last week’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, before the game, with the school’s choir singing the national anthem and team owner Tilman Fertitta wearing a “Santa Fe Strong” T-shirt, before Houston scored the game’s first six points in a first half where the team led by as many as 11.TIP-INSWarriors: Coach Steve Kerr was unsure Thursday if Iguodala would be able to return for Game 6. “He’s dying to play, but he’s not healthy enough,” Kerr said. “We’ll just continue to take it day to day.”… Curry made four free throws to tie Rick Barry for most free throws made in the playoffs in franchise history with 378. … Golden State had 18 turnovers.Rockets: Clint Capela had 12 points and 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double this postseason. … Houston made 13 of 43 3-pointers, led by four from Gordon.UP NEXTAfter Game 6 on Saturday, the Rockets would host Game 7 on Monday if necessary. Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets shoots against Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors in the first half of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on May 24, 2018 in Houston, Texas. Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State’s last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from knocking off the defending champions and advancing to the NBA Finals for the first time since winning back-to-back titles in 1994-95.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LeBron, Harden unanimous selections to All-NBA Team Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Paleontologist Becomes an Outcast After Publicly Renouncing Faith in Darwinism

first_img(Visited 2,018 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Contributing author Jerry Bergman has two books out on the persecution of Darwin skeptics, and a third one is coming out soon. As you read case after case, you will be shocked at the bigoted intolerance of the Darwin lobby against anyone who doubts their views. Scientists, reporters, teachers and other professionals have lost jobs, been denied tenure, and otherwise marginalized or ridiculed for –what? the crime of finding the Darwinian faith unconvincing in one way or another. Darwin bigots take extraordinary efforts to prevent criticism of their views from being heard. If you value freedom of expression and association, and think science needs to hear dissenting views from a fossilized consensus, do your part to defend the rights of Darwin skeptics.  —Ed. by Sal CordovaOnce upon a time, the distinguished paleontologist Günter Bechly was on German national TV celebrating Darwinism, but then something happened. He read books about intelligent design and found them compelling. On a web page, Bechly describes part of his transformation from Darwinist to an advocate of intelligent design (ID). His story is also told by the Discovery Institute in a YouTube video.Günter Bechly’s views changed when he read ID books (Discovery Institute)Though Bechly now accepts ID, he would not be classified as a typical creationist. He had no religious background in his youth or adult life. Nevertheless, it is obvious he has had a radical change of views on many levels after making an honest effort to learn about the reasons some scientists doubt Darwinism. These radical changes include his conversion from Darwinism to ID first, and later from atheism to Catholicism. This did not sit well with the Darwin lobby.A follow-up insult incident happened recently. As David Klinghoffer points out at Evolution News & Science Today, Wikipedia erased the memory of Bechly’s accomplishments.Günter Bechly is a distinguished paleontologist, specializing in fossil dragonflies, exquisitely preserved in amber for tens of millions of years. After revealing his support for the theory of intelligent design, he was pushed out as a curator at the State Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany. He subsequently joined Discovery Institute’s Center for Science & Culture as a Senior Fellow. Now we learn that our colleague has suffered another act of censorship: he has been erased from Wikipedia, ostensibly for not being “notable” enough.But this recent insult by Wikipedia is nothing compared to what happened earlier at the German Natural History Museum. Evolution News reports:Now, with the debate about intelligent design (ID) taking place on an increasingly international stage, we reach across the Atlantic to name Germany’s Natural History Museum in Stuttgart as our 2017 Censor of the Year.If you follow us at Evolution News, you’ll already have an inkling of the story that lies behind this choice. On Friday we announced a new Senior Fellow with the CSC, the distinguished German paleo-entomologist Günter Bechly, formerly curator of amber and fossil insects at the Natural History Museum. In welcoming Dr. Bechly, a specialist in dragonflies, we left out one thing. After coming out as an ID sympathizer in 2015, following his private exploration of the evidence for design in nature, Bechly was the victim of retaliation and censorship by his institution. Though the addition of Dr. Bechly to our scientific community is a wonderful boon to us, the ensuing parting of the ways with his museum came with heavy personal, professional, and health costs.Bechly joins a line of several former Darwinian scientists who rejected the naturalistic story for the origin of biological complexity, and suffered for it. The list includes Dean Kenyon, Richard Lumsden, Caroline Crocker and many others.Sal Cordova, who has worked as a scientist, engineer, and a leader in the ID movement, has 4 science degrees and is working on a PhD. See his Author Profile for more information and for his previous CEH articles.last_img read more

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Google’s Research Interests: From Web 3.0 to Low-Tech Camera Kits

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img If Google’s mission is to organize the whole world’s information, it makes sense for the company to look a few steps ahead. Today the Google Research team highlighted seven academic researchers whose work has captured the company’s imagination. Juan E. Vargas, who works at Google’s University Relations department, says submissions to the company’s University Research Awards program are at an all-time high. He summarized some of the most interesting scientific work the company has seen lately in a blog post today; the projects range from using Street View to construct semantically-marked up 3D models of cities to sending camera kits to kids in developing countries so they can learn some engineering and share photos with the world online. These are the scientific projects Google believes could make the world, and its business, better.Here are the research projects Vargas pointed to as particularly interesting.Thomas Funkhouser of Princeton University is working to “develop methods for automatic construction of semantically-labeled, detailed, and photorealistic 3D models of cities from Street View data.” Robots reading street signs via Google Maps? More like recognizing fire hydrants and parking meters for now, it seems. Funkhouser’s research is all about 3D search and could contribute to the kind of searchable “internet of things” we’ve been hearing about.Michael Wellman of University of Michigan is working on a game that will simulate advertisement auctions so as to learn from bidders’ strategies. Sounds atrociously boring to anyone outside the ad world, but if you’re Google then this is the kind of thing you’re into.Adnan Yahya, at the Birzeit University in Palestine is doing research on systems aimed to tackle the unique challenges of analyzing and searching Arabic textual data. He’s starting with local news.Allison Druin at the University of Maryland is doing research titled “When Children Search: Understanding what they do and what they could do with Google Search.” Druin wants to figure out how to help children ages 5 through 13 find what they are looking for better on the internet.Shree Nayar is working at Columbia University on a project that will send “camera kits” to children in poor communities around the world. The kids will learn some science and engineering in assembling the cameras and then they will upload photos from their lives to Picassa for sharing with others around the world. One part art, one part science, one part empathy – sounds great.Bernt Schiele, of Technische Unversitat Darmstadt in Germany is doing what might be the most far-out research discussed here. He’s a wearable computer and sensor geek and is developing a system to measure distances in large collections of images, both automatically and with limited human intervention.Michael Franklin, of the University of California at Berkeley, is developing a framework for measuring improvement in the integration of different kinds of data. Sounds like fun!These all sound like important and interesting research projects. Machine discovery and markup of physical objects from map images; distance discernment from large collections of images – if those don’t sound like projects pointing to the next step of the web then we don’t know what does. It’s nice to see that not everything being considered is so bleeding edge technically, though. It’s got to be a thrill to have your work highlighted by Google. May these brave scientists build a better web for us all! Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

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