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Haus Flora / Alexis Dornier

first_img Architectural Design: CopyHouses, House Interiors, Sustainability•Mengwi, Indonesia Houses “COPY” Projects Alexis Dornier Save this picture!© KIE+ 47Curated by María Francisca González Share Indonesia Alexis Dornier Architectural Design and Interior: Photographs:  KIE, Akhil Hari Haus Flora / Alexis Dornier 2019center_img Area:  717 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Alexis Dornier Area Area of this architecture project Construction:Bali ConstructionLandscape:Anton Joel ClarkInterior Design:Alexis DornierCity:MengwiCountry:IndonesiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Akhil HariRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. This 4 bedroom bungalow is submerged into it’s surrounding – the picturesque landscape with rice fields, coconut and palm trees of Bali sets the scene for an understated architecture with surprise. The family home consists of rooms that are separated by greenery and lush foliage. Building elements such as pillars, windows, and walls become visually entangled with trees and bushes, fountains and sculptures – and blend into one memorable event.Save this picture!© Akhil HariSave this picture!Roof PlanSave this picture!© KIEMaterials are chosen so they would amplify this submersion. Natural green stone tiles become the predominant material that pronounces the volumes. Inside surfaces are clad in wood, structural elements in white and floors tiled in natural stone as well.Save this picture!© KIEWith the diagram of a village in mind, rooms were planned to be separated by voids to provide both privacy and a sense of community in one floor plan. Rooms appear more like studios, and their interiors juxtapose the cold facade materials with warm wooden textured backdrops.Save this picture!© KIESave this picture!Section 01Save this picture!Section 03Save this picture!© KIEThe voids hold greenery, and rooms connect with elevated pathways. In the choreography’s heart one finds the kitchen. From here the pathways disperse into all directions. A centrally located  flight of stairs connects to the new datum above – the composition creates a series of courtyards. When discovering the rooms, there is constant interplay of interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© KIEMaking use of their passive cooling attributes, trees become the conceptual center pieces, and their branches and leaves filter light into the spaces below. The pool and sun decks are situated on top of the living room and bedrooms, and provide views onto the lush surrounding rice paddies and constitute a new datum. The 271 m2 roof provides enough space for solar panels, a vegetable garden and a spacious area for events underneath the stars. Save this picture!© KIETraditional ‘Gladak’ grass roofed structures stand on top, taking any attention off the main building. This was an attempt to produce timeless reductive architecture, to be crowned by simple grass roof structures providing shade and resting areas. They become the remarkable aspect of the design draw the silhouette against the sky. Save this picture!© KIEProject gallerySee allShow lessPhutthamonthon-Y House / Archimontage Design Fields SophisticatedSelected ProjectsHouse 2 – Counter City / AliceSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947031/haus-flora-alexis-dornier Clipboard Haus Flora / Alexis DornierSave this projectSaveHaus Flora / Alexis Dornier Photographs “COPY” ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/947031/haus-flora-alexis-dornier Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeAlexis DornierOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsSustainabilityOn FacebookMengwiIndonesiaPublished on September 06, 2020Cite: “Haus Flora / Alexis Dornier” 06 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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John Mann MP addresses Antisemitism with OULC

first_imgJohn Mann MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group against Antisemitism, addressed OULC on Monday. He stressed the need of OULC to accept the Macpherson definition of racism, whereby a racist incident is “any incident which is perceived to be racists by the victim or any other person”.Mann emphasised the difference between debates about Israel and Jews and other minorities such as the Rohingyas in Burma. Relating to his position as chair of the APPG against Antisemitism, he said “I receive scores of emails asking ‘Who is paying me?’ and ‘Who is pulling my strings?’ Isn’t is strange that I don’t receive these types of emails for any other issue.”Mann touched on the long history of antisemitism, claiming that Britain is reverting to the antisemitism common in the 1980s. He stressed the public’s propensity to jump to conclusions of conspiracy when talking about Israeli politics.Asked whether he condemned Malia Bouattia, Mann replied that although he didn’t agree with her, there are two ways to fix these problems.“I’ve not been happy with her statements. [But] there are two options. One is you call them out, you condemn them, you isolate them. The other is you educate them. I called for Naz Shah not to be suspended by the Labour party. I was working with her and my office was working with her.”I thought it was very significant that a prominent, reasonably young, Muslim women MP had shown she understood why what she’d said was offensive.”Talking about attitudes in the UK, Mann said “I represent one of the most white working class communities in Britain, there is what I call a benign antisemitism in my constituency. If you said ‘Jews’ and ‘money’ people wold make an association immediately – Jews are rich….This type of low-level anti-Semitism is usually in the Muslim community.”Mann has recently made national news for shouting at Ken Livingstone declaring him a ‘Nazi apologist’ after Livingstone defended Naz Shah.After Mann’s talk, OULC passed a motion on empowering women in the Club. Noting that men dominate both OULC events and the committee, the motion introduces gender quotas. It also states that one of the holders of the position of Chair and Deputy Chair (both equal in co-chair status) must identify wholly or partially as a woman.Two committee positions will also be reserved for those “who self-identify partly or wholly as a women or transfeminine.” If no women stand, the committee will produce a report and a remedy.During the Q and A, David Parton, Co-chair of OULC, twice encouraged those who self-identified as women to ask a question. Following the talk, all men had to vacate the room so the women members of OULC could hold a discussion in private.This article was amended to correct a previous error concerning the gender status of holders of the positions of Chair and Deputy Chairlast_img read more

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‘We have to open private hospitals to COVID patients’

first_img“We talk to them and they agreedthey will admit COVID patients,” Gonzales said. ILOILO City – Private hospitalshere have agreed to admit persons diagnosed with coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19), according to Assistant Secretary Gerard Anthony “Jonji” Gonzales ofthe Office the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV). Level 3 hospitals are those withhigh-level specialty intervention. Most private hospitals here are. “We have to open up privatehospitals. Because the rule is if you are a Level 3 hospital – and there are alot of Level 3 hospitals in Iloilo – they should be capable to attend to COVIDpatients,” said Gonzales, OPAV’s Special Concerns Officer of Western Visayas. Stressing the practicality if thisset up, he said the medical doctor will just visit the patient in the privateCOVID-dedicated hospital so there is less exposure by the public to the virus. Although the Western VisayasMedical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao district has been designated asCOVID-dedicated hospital in the region, private hospitals should not turn awayCOVID patients should anyone seek treatment in them, he stressed. The Department of Health (DOH)“can very well issue a show-cause order to Level 3 hospitals that refuse toadmit COVID and non-COVID patients,” he stressed. Over DyRI radio station on April8, Dr. Ludovico Jurao Jr., assistant administrator of Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital,said private hospitals in the city were discussing to identify a dedicatedprivate hospital for COVID-19 patients who prefer to seek treatment other thanat WVMC. “We want to identify the bestarea, the best hospital to contain the infection. At the same time, the purposeis to channel the donations of PPE (personal protective equipment) to thathospital because that is one of our big problems now,” explained Jurao, alsothe spokesperson of the Philippine Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseasesin Iloilo. Gonzales had a meeting withrepresentatives of private hospitals on April 7. However, he said private hospitalsshould not deny suspected, possible and probable COVID-19 cases. Once theperson tests positive, the patient would be offered the option of beingreferred to a private hospital or WVMC./PNlast_img read more

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Poyet: Now build on derby win

first_img Press Association He said: “We always talk about confidence – there is no more confidence you can get than beating your biggest rivals in the last minute. If somebody thinks differently, they have never played football, never played a derby. “Now next week, there are no excuses. Confidence should be high, so we are able to create chances against Hull. We need to put the ball in the net. That’s the good thing, no excuses. These are the games I really like.” Even if Johnson had not snatched the points at the death, Sunderland would have made the short trip back to Wearside with plenty of positives to take after enjoying the better of a game in which they had passed up a series of earlier chances. But had it not been for the excellence of keeper Costel Pantilimon, they might have been trailing with the Romanian keeping out goal-bound efforts from Ayoze Perez and Moussa Sissoko. However, Johnson, who Poyet later revealed was on the verge of being replaced with nine minutes remaining, popped up at the death to convert substitute Will Buckley’s lay-off from close range to spark mass celebrations in the away dug-out and among the travelling fans. The Uruguayan said: “If you ask me right now – it’s difficult for me because of the feelings I have got – if it’s better to win 3-0 or to win a game scoring in the last minute, I don’t know which one to pick.” For opposite number Alan Pardew, the emotions were strikingly different as he surveyed a third successive defeat inside a nine-day period which has dispelled much of the optimism which had been fostered during an improved run of form. Pardew said: “Today was a key game because the two fixtures we had, Arsenal and Spurs, were difficult. But this game now compounds that and we have to lick our wounds and prepare quickly for Manchester United. “We have a tough run of games – we knew that – over this period, and this was always going to be a critical fixture, so losing it is very disappointing. “We still find ourselves in a healthy place in the league, and the job now it to try to build on that.” Adam Johnson’s 90th-minute strike – his third goal in as many trips to St James’ Park – secured a 1-0 victory over Newcastle, who have now lost four times on the trot to their arch-rivals for the first time. It was just the Black Cats’ third Barclays Premier League win of the campaign and while Poyet was thrilled by it, he is adamant it must be the start of a concerted push up the table as he prepares for Hull’s Boxing Day visit to the Stadium of Light. center_img Gus Poyet has urged his Sunderland players to use their derby success as a platform to belatedly kick-start their season.last_img read more

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The Reese garden mud hole barometer: A value analysis

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest When I was growing up, a neighbor had one of those Mule Barometers to monitor the weather. It said something like: “If tail is dry — Fair; If tail is wet — Rain; If tail is swinging — Windy; If tail is wet and swinging — Stormy; If tail is frozen — Cold.”In what has become an annual tradition in our garden, my six-year-old son has unknowingly constructed something similar. On days when there is even a hint or suggestion of spring in the air, his greatest desire is to spend endless hours digging a mud hole in the garden. When he completes what he estimates to be a significant milestone in the excavation process, he immediately recruits me to begin hauling buckets of water from the barn to dump into his newly expanded mud hole. With great delight for the both of us — and any area buddies my son recruited to stop by and assist with the endeavor — we watch the resulting water fall flow through the shallower areas of the hole into the deeper trenches of his garden creation.As one would imagine, the mud hole construction goes much more quickly in times of pleasant spring weather and slows in inclement conditions. As a result of the very mild 2015-2016 winter, the mud hole got a very early start this year with the initial ground breaking taking place on one of the several sunny late February days. The very warm March weather led to rapid early expansion of the project and countless hours spent with shovel in hand and muddy boots on feet.The first snow delay (note that this was only a delay and that the snow did not halt the progress) took place in April, though, as the balmy spring conditions deteriorated into a mire of ice and mud. Conditions did get so bad starting Saturday, April 9 that there was parental intervention requiring a temporary stay on the project — much to the dismay of my son and his growing crew of interested neighborhood boys. The shovels were shelved and the toy bulldozers were stopped in their tracks due to the exceptionally poor weather.After being gone for a couple of days in my work travels, I would never have to ask how the weather had been in my absence. All I had to do was go out and assess the relative clues provided by the ever-evolving mud hole.Mud hole bigger — Fair; Mud hole the same size — Stormy; Mud hole smaller — Windy; Mud hole frozen — Cold; Mud hole full of water — Wet.Based on the reports from the 2016 Reese garden mud hole barometer, spring started with very mild temperatures (making Ohio’s apple and other fruit producers nervous while giving early spring fever to corn and soybean growers) but then took a very unpleasant turn for the worse (making the fruit growers even more nervous and frustrating early corn and soybean planting hopes). There was some early concern about the potential for excessively dry conditions developing but, based on the mid-April mud hole barometer water levels, it appears that there will be adequate moisture for early crops to get their start.Soon we will face the challenging decision of tilling the garden and deciding whether or not we fill in the mud hole to make way for summer tomatoes, green beans and carrots. If we leave it, we will lose valuable real estate for crop production, but we will be preserving a powerful incentive for our son and his friends to spend spring and summer days with their hands in the dirt, their backs beneath the sunshine and blue skies amid a growing crop around them.Which land use is more valuable? We can always pick up some carrots at the store; the value of boys (and girls) with dirty hands can’t be bought. Plus, it looks like I won’t need to get a new rain gauge for the garden this year.last_img read more

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Science He Wrote: Hip-Hop Legend GZA’s Geekiest Hits

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#science Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.More than 20 years after Wu-Tang Clan released their 1993 critically acclaimed debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang, one of Rolling Stones’ 500 greatest albums of all time, founding member GZA has returned to the public eye — not only as an artist, but also a science evangelist.Wu-Tang was formed on Staten Island in the early ’90s by three cousins: RZA, GZA, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The group’s premiere single, “Protect Ya Neck,” first gained steam on Columbia University’s student-run station WKCR, and the rest is hip-hop history.After five Wu-Tang albums and six solo records, GZA, née Gary Grice, has found his geek groove at 46 years old, with a cosmos-inspired album called Dark Matter on the way and a new project called Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S., an educational reform program that stands for Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in Science.The “G” in GZA is pronounced like “Genius,” which was the rapper’s alias before joining the Wu-Tang Clan. While the infatuation with quantum theory and cosmology is new, the Brooklyn-based wordsmith has always incorporated intellectual pursuits in his rhymes.In GZA’s 2005 single “General Principles,” the track begins with a chess sample, “The black takes C4, then white could play E4 . . .” and features lines like “I stick to college radios, mix shows / Historic university, to freestyle sick flows / Might give a lecture about your rap texture” and “Ich lebe fur hip hop, you can ask the Germans” (which means “Hip Hop, it’s what I live for). Listen on SoundCloud:The 10th-grade-dropout-turned-hip-hop-legend has veered more into the hard sciences as of late, and we’ve collected the rapper’s more recent ambitions, including a preview of material from his new album Dark Matter and a peek into the classrooms testing his experimental science education program. Click on on for a little multimedia introduction to GZA’s geekiest hits.GZA Surprises a Bronx Compass Science ClassThis THNKR documentary focuses on Science Genius, a pilot project that uses rap as a tool for teaching science concepts. GZA cofounded the program, which launched in 10 New York City high schools, along with Dr. Christopher Emdin, an assistant professor at Columbia University’s Teachers College. The two connected after meeting on the above episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s StarTalk Radio. Every week, students craft rhymes on a particular topic. In this video, the subject at hand is Darwin and evolution.The best Science Genius students battled at Teachers College for a full day with GZA in the recording studio and a tour of the Museum of Natural History. The finalist’s lyrics were posted on Rap Genius.Rapping and Rhyming With Neil deGrasse TysonAstrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (another one of our favorite geeks) sits down with the rapper to discuss how science has influenced his life and work on StarTalk Radio.Sneak Peek of Dark MatterGZA offers PBSNewshour a preview from one of the songs off of his upcoming album Dark Matter. He rhymes about massive energy, the Big Bang, and the beginning of the cosmic clock.GZA at the 2012 CrunchiesWe were surprised — even though we shouldn’t have been — to see GZA preform in front of the world’s startup and tech elite at this year’s Crunchies Awards.Source: Facebook user theGZAMore stories from PopSugar Tech:Doctor Who (and Daleks) Meet the RoyalsTour de France Live: Catch All the Climbs on Two Wheels Online9 Gadgets to Survive the Sun, Sand, and SeaWeekend DIY: Astronaut Ice CreamThe Jawbone UP Challenge: Tech and Fitness Take on Wearable Gadgets Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… nicole nguyen 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Self Selecting Out of a Deal

first_imgIf you subtract value from an opportunity, remove yourself from that opportunity. But be smart about it, and work with your team to make smart trades. Go where you can create the most value. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Once upon a time, my little team won a massive client. They developed excellent relationships with stakeholders throughout the organization. We were doing excellent work, and things couldn’t have been going any better. And then I was asked to meet with the decision-maker, the real authority in the deal.I presented information. He pushed back. I shared some of our insights that would have helped the decision-maker and his team produce even better results. He reflexively shot them down. It had nothing whatsoever to do with the information, ideas, or insights. It had everything to do with me.This decision-maker didn’t care for me. For him, I didn’t add anything to the deal, and there was no reason for me to be there. It was clear to everyone in the room–me included. When we returned to my office, I told my team I was no longer going to help them with this client. There were no protestations to the contrary!We made the same decision to self-select out of deals dozens more times, mostly while the client was still a prospect. If someone isn’t the right fit for a particular client or stakeholder, they’re not the right fit. No reason trying to force a fit.Self-select out: If you aren’t the right fit for a client or stakeholder, don’t do the client, your company, and your team a disservice by being so territorial as to cost everyone what could be a long, productive, and profitable relationship. Take yourself out of the deal.Trade up: This is tough to do with today’s geographic territories being what they are (and with organizations drawing geographic lines that serve them instead of their customers), but you can trade up for an opportunity where you might be a better fit. If your group and territories are right, swap prospects with someone you believe will be a better fit. Trade one of yours for one of theirs.Acquired taste: As always, there are exceptions (and exceptions to exceptions). I had one client who had an exceptional employee whose sense of style and fashion was way over the top. But they needed him on a potential client because he produced rock star results. Unfortunately, this client was ultraconservative. It was a total mismatch. They called the prospect before the meeting and told them to prepare to be shocked by this gentleman’s appearance. They oversold it, too. When the fashion misfit showed up, the client was expecting Marilyn Manson. They weren’t all that shocked, and they loved him because of his deep expertise of the subject matter.last_img read more

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World Cup 2002: Time for football to prove itself the prince of all games

first_imgAt a time when nothing, not even life itself, can be taken for granted, the World Cup of football has arrived in the East for the first time.It would be crass of me to address this month-long tournament in South Korea and Japan as some kind of global celebration of,At a time when nothing, not even life itself, can be taken for granted, the World Cup of football has arrived in the East for the first time.It would be crass of me to address this month-long tournament in South Korea and Japan as some kind of global celebration of man and his neighbour finding harmony through playing games. Yet we are here, and we are in their hands.In the skies, there are said to be E-3 Sentry AWACS planes over the Korean peninsula. In each of the 20 new stadiums-10 in Japan, 10 in South Korea-there are 1,500 security personnel armed against anything from hooliganism to chemical warfare. Such forces cannot be discreet, but after September 11, discretion is a permanent casualty of terror.ATHLETIC ARTIST: French striker David TrezeguetWe feel the struggle between joy and enmity, between great expectation and fear. Football lost its innocence decades ago. FIFA, the international governing body, is riven by corruption. The teams of 32 countries who reached this 64-match event possess the most privileged and pressured athletes on earth.Zinedine Zidane, a wonderful footballer and now one of the richest individuals performing any sport or art, is a champion of France where racial intolerance recently re-entered politics. “Zizou” is a modest man who summons hypnotic match-winning moments in finals where upwards of half the world’s population watches through television.CUP OF QUIRKSFootball’s weird and wonderful worldSMALL FRYFirst-timer Slovenia, with 1.98 million people, is the smallest country at the Cup CAT’S WALKGiorgio Armani chose striker Filippo Inzaghi as the one player fit to model his clothes NAME CALLINGDavid Beckham’s Chinese fans call him Xiao Bei (Little Bei) or Beikehammu EXECUTIVE ORDERSEmmanuel Olisabede of Nigeria received a Polish passport in time for the Cup after a presidential decreeHe is the son of an Algerian immigrant. His father is a janitor, a meek man of Marseille who scraped a menial living. His grandparents belonged to the Berbers, the nomadic Muslim tribe who roam north Africa.advertisementAnd it was on long summer holidays in the nearby desert that Zidane amused himself by mastering a ball and became, like Pele, like Maradona before him, a player who enriched the world and grew incredibly rich out of a simple, some might think frivolous, gift.How typical of this beautiful, bewitching sport that when France began her defence of the World Cup, against one of her former protectorates, Sene- gal, over the weekend, the greatest player of the greatest game was laid low by injury.How thankful he is that the years have given him such a stage. And how symptomatic that sportsmen are the icons of the new age, and soccer the most nationalist and widely abused of sports.In Seoul, two days before the World Cup kicked off, FIFA was split between members who wanted to impeach its president Sepp Blatter for alleged corruption and mismanagement and a majority which voted resoundingly 139 to 56 in favour of re-electing him for another four years.Blatter’s detractors say he systematically diverted hundreds of millions of dollars from FIFA’s income to perpetuate his hold on power. He denies everything and says it is others, five vice-presidents among them, who are framing him because they are jealous. Sometime soon, a Swiss judge will decide if Blatter faces a criminal trial.This president, like his mentor, the Brazilian Joao Havelange who ruled FIFA as if it were his fiefdom for 24 years before Blatter succeeded him in 1998, uses a legalised kind of bribery to sustain his office.He distributes $1 million to each of the 204-member national associations every four-year cycle, and in addition he has inaugurated a so-called GOAL Project that has benefited almost a hundred of the countries with handouts to provide training and administrative facilities. In effect, Blatter provides the cash, the members provide his power base, and few of them are concerned with probity as much as profit. But enough of the seedy seam in football.It is the prince, the sultan, of games because it transcends all barriers. Rich or poor, black or white, Jew, gentile, Christian or Muslim, no one is excluded; all play to a common book of rules. This, for most of us, is what football is all about. I doubt that anything else could persuade Japan and South Korea to suspend their half-century of enmity to cooperate in a cross-border event.You in India will understand when I suggest that it is not so much one tournament as two back-to-back versions. Japan spent $4 billion (Rs 19,600 crore) establishing its 10 fantastic new stadiums; Korea spent $2 billion (Rs 9,800 crore) matching the building of modern amphitheatres.If one Asian tiger built them, the other had to save face by building at least the equivalent. If economic depression threatened them, neither scaled back these monuments to their ability to harness computer technology to reflect their separate cultures.And so we move around Japan and Korea, using two languages, two currencies, two mind-sets … two of everything. And so, clearing the stage for the performers who have everything millionaire salaries can buy, half-a-million visitors from all backgrounds descend on these stadiums under airspace cleared of commercial aviation.WHO will win? I happen to be English, but I suspect my country, like two-thirds of the participants, are here to make up the numbers. France, having discovered schools of technique beyond most rivals, and despite Monsieur Le Pen employing talents from former colonies in Africa, has a more balanced side, with better goalscorers than it had in 1998.advertisementDREAM XI-INDIA TODAY: selects the pick of the planet as the sport’s finest gather for the World CupClick here to EnlargeArgentina, which always seems to rise when its nation is troubled by military or, as now, economic despair, has arguably even more world-class tal- ents, a greater pool of resources. The Argentines, from Juan Sebastian Veron to Gabriel Batistuta, say their motivation is to lift the morale of their people rather than to crave bonus money they scarcely need. That motivation could spur Argentina to the final.But to reach it, the team would probably have to eliminate France. And Les Bleus, as the French are known, might have to contend with Brazil whose claim to the most successful football nation on the planet is threatened. In recent weeks, Ronaldo and Rivaldo have returned from injury, and Brazil has a new belief.So, of course, do the emerging football continents. It is hot here, and humid too. The monsoons are coming, and already thunder and lightning visit the evenings. And we wait to see if Korea or Japan, or both, achieve the minimum expectation of host nations, to qualify for at least the second round.Both hosts are running with zeal unsuspected in their footballing past. Both have European coaches. Both have the advantage of climate and of taking their players into training retreats lasting months at a time.Finally, for now, there is a new population unleashed on this World Cup. The Chinese, unlike their sad communist cousins in the shuttered northern half of Korea, are part of the action. And on June 8, on the beautiful island of Jeju, Brazil takes on China in a match that, from their two populations alone, represents the biggest television attraction of this new millennium.If you have the time and the inclination, try to see this game. At the heart of it is Li Tie, the midfield fulcrum of China. In 1993 he was one of 23 boys sent to live, to breathe and to sleep football in a rural training camp near Sao Paulo.advertisementLi Tie was the best, or the most dedicated of those adolescents and he has become the product of a remarkable social and human experiment, a Chinese man sent out of a closed society into one that, through football, conquered the world.Rob Hughes, football correspondent for the International Herald Tribune will be writing exclusively for INDIA TODAY during the World Cuplast_img read more

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Handanovic urges Inter to bounce back

first_imgInter Milan goalkeeper Samir Handanović is looking ahead after their Champions League exit on Tuesday night.Inter Milan were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night after failing to beat PSV at San Siro, and Handanovic has called on his teammates to bounce back from the disappointing result as soon as possible.“Today is a new day and we’re now looking ahead. We’re back in action on Saturday, and playing and winning is the best medicine in situations like this,” Handanovic told the club’s website.We knew we had to win our game without thinking about what was going on elsewhere, but unfortunately, we didn’t manage to do so.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.“We have missed out on our objective, but come February we’ll be treating the Europa League as a new opportunity, as will the other teams with a chance of winning it.“We have a team that can go all the way. We haven’t even reached the halfway stage of the season and we’ve still got targets we want to achieve.“We’ve played well in recent games, but unfortunately, we haven’t managed to pick up the results we wanted. We need to find that spark again.”last_img read more

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No one arrested in border clash is prosecuted

first_img AP, Posted: November 29, 2018 No one arrested in border clash is prosecuted SAN DIEGO (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against any of the 42 people associated with a caravan of Central American migrants who were arrested in a clash that ended with U.S. authorities firing tear gas into Mexico, The Associated Press has learned.The decision not to prosecute comes despite President Donald Trump’s vow that the U.S. will not tolerate lawlessness and extensive preparations for the caravan, which included deployment of thousands of active-duty troops to the border.Rodney Scott, chief of the Border Patrol’s San Diego sector, has said those arrested for illegal entry included 27 men, with the rest being women and children.The incident occurred Sunday at the border in Tijuana, where thousands of caravan members have been arriving in recent weeks after fleeing poverty and violence in Central America. Most of them plan to seek asylum in the U.S. but may have to wait months because the U.S. government only processes about 100 of those cases a day.As frustrations began to mount over the long wait, migrants marched to the border Sunday to appeal for the U.S. to speed things up. It turned unruly when four agents were struck with rocks or projectiles and authorities responded by launching tear gas and pepper spray balls to quell the unrest.But in the end, none of the 42 people had charges brought against them for illegally entering the country or any other counts.Customs and Border Protection, the Border Patrol’s parent agency, referred only two cases to the Justice Department for prosecution and charges were not filed because the accused had medical problems that prevented them from being held in San Diego’s detention center, according to a U.S. official familiar with the cases who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.Many others were not referred to the Justice Department because they were children or parents accompanying children, the official said. In June, Trump retreated on the administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy on prosecuting illegal entries by generally exempting people who enter the county in families.The other adults were not prosecuted because Customs and Border Protection didn’t have enough information to pursue charges, including the name of the arresting officers, according to the official, who said it was an extremely chaotic scene.U.S. authorities are working on a new system to better record evidence if similar circumstances arise in the future, the official said.The fate of the 42 immigrants remains unclear. Customs and Border Protection declined to discuss why charges weren’t filed but said they still may be subject to deportation.“Depending on their country of citizenship and their case’s final disposition, the Border Patrol may turn those people over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement,” said spokesman Ralph DeSio.Lauren Mack, a spokeswoman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said the agency could not provide information about the immigration status of the 42 arrested without names because it doesn’t track people affiliated with the caravan. AP November 29, 2018 Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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