This week has been a reminder of the fact that while the coronavirus pandemic continues to threaten millions around the world and to dominate the headlines, the disease is not the only thing killing people. But, as this column is dedicated to covering the pandemic s impact on architecture, the arts, and the built environment, we can turn to some of the virus related news that s appeared on The Architect s Newspaper s site this week.Continuing on the news from last week, it s been another rough few days for cultural institutions and events. Expo 2020 Dubai, for which Fentress Architects was designing the American pavilion, and the Tallinn Architecture Biennale, one of the many international architecture exhibitions, both postponed their programming to 2021 because of the pandemic.
However, when Google launched Google Pixel, there were a couple of apps like Google Phone app that were designed only for the Pixel hardware or android devices. In this case, non android users and non pixel users could not download these apps into their smartphones.If you see, this concept of designing apps that work well with your hardware devices is something very similar to what the iPhone does. When Google launched Pixel, the objective was to win over the affluent market (that was more or less inclined towards iPhone) by introducing a high tech smartphone. But with the passage of time, Google did redefine some of its Pixel based apps and made it compatible with non pixel and non android phones. Recently,
Apart from a tremendous amount of investment and effort going into designing actual aircraft (200 at last count) there is also a lot of thought being placed in the ecosystem and infrastructure that will support UAM AAM in the future from the way we plan buildings and even cities to the communications and navigation infrastructure required.uAvionix is an avionics company so we navigate in that direction even if it is a bit less sexy than some of the fantastical vertiport artwork full of glass and trees in parklike settings. We are currently working with UAM AAM manufacturers on specialized command and control (C2) and GPS navigation systems customized to the UAM AAM operation. So, consider this piece a bit more on the practical side what avionics will be needed on these aircraft what functions will they perform, and how well will they have to perform? What follows are some predictions that are guiding uAvionix s development in this space.
Every manager in the Premier League, perhaps barring Jurgen Klopp, looks at Manchester City s midfield with envy.With Fernandinho s industry, lkay G ndo an s precision, Rodri s class, and Kevin de Bruyne s unerring brilliance, manager Pep Guardiola has assembled a central midfield that can be matched by very few in world football.
With sports on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic, Mexico s colorfully decked out lucha libre wrestlers known as Luchadores are channeling their talents into designing safety items for public use. The grapplers are famous for their ornate costumes and masks worn during spirited competitions, and many create the stylish wear themselves.
Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes his former club must priotise re signing Neymar when the transfer window reopens. The Brazilian superstar has endured a mixed time of it since swapping Camp Nou for Parc des Princes nearly three years ago.
Date published: Thursday 2nd April 2020 1:24Philippe Coutinho and Alex Telles are close to signing for Premier League side Chelsea in a 100m double deal ahead of the next transfer window, according to reports.
Here are the Chelsea evening headlines for Thursday, April 2.Chelsea could save 150m if they choose to prioritise the development of Callum Hudson Odoi instead of signing Jadon Sancho, according to former Blues defender Frank Sinclair.
Chelsea have been warned against signing Manchester United transfer targets Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.The Red Devils are believed to be at the front of the queue to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho and Birmingham City midfielder Bellingham this summer.
The vision that Margaret Thatcher articulated in 1988 has set the model for how we live now and for which many of us have voted many times. It is the Empire of the Market. At its core is the free choice of an individual over regulation by an overbearing state. This means less government, lower taxes, deregulation and businesses freed from the dead hand of bureaucracy or any wider obligations to society. Thatcher argued that a free market is the only system that works, that it is the best way to build wealth, distribute services and grow the economy. Her vision was so alluring that by 1988 she was already in her third term as Prime Minister and was a role model for many other world leaders. Thatcher described her support of free markets as moral in that moral behaviour requires free choice by the individual to make the right decision. An enthusiastic and supportive media labelled those unwilling or unable to exert their free choice as scroungers, workshy and lazy, their children as delinquent, their lifestyles as feckless. In the following decades, personal taxes were slashed, essential services, such as water, power and telecommunications, privatised and education, especially higher education, increasingly commoditised. The purpose of universities was to train graduates for employment, the value of research was to serve the commercial needs of industry, the costs of science, technology and innovation were to be recouped immediately. Interestingly, the only areas where the state, i.e. tax payer, covered long term costs was in military expenditure and bailouts to failing businesses that were deemed too big to fail . No wonder our role models are now tycoons, captains of industry and successful speculators not teachers, doctors or scientists. Margaret Thatcher believed that there is no alternative to the Empire of the Market. Until now, her vision has prevailed. Now locked down at home, worried about our future and pondering the wisdom of signing up to a gig economy without social safety nets, it might be wise to reflect on whether there really is no alternative to the Empire of the Market. We have already had warnings of its limitations. When the crisis of 2008 revealed the risks of an unfettered financial services sector, we left it to self regulate. When extractive industries continued to damage our environment and health, we carried on consuming. When climate change disturbed planetary ecosystems, we said that bold actions were too expensive. In each case, we let a free market decide what was best for us as individuals, not for us as part of society or indeed as guests of the planet. Now a virus a few nanometres in length has said think again. As long as the State wasn t forcing us to stay indoors, we retained the free choice to infect others, including our families, friends and neighbours. Italy, Spain and, now, the UK will soon learn the cost of individual free choice to make the wrong decision.
Chelsea are holding talks this week about possible re signing Jeremie Boga from Sassuolo, according to reports.Boga was sold to Sassuolo in 2018 after managing to make just one senior appearance at Chelsea and spending most of his career at Stamford Bridge out on loan.
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That same year, Arvind Kejriwal had said in an interview, Prashant Kishor is young, dynamic and he should be projected as the face by Congress for Punjab. (Laughs.) Instead of Captain Amarinder, Congress should project him. And I won t be surprised if Prashant Kishor replaces Rahul Gandhi after some time. (Smiles). Please print it. Soon after losing the election to Amarinder Singh, while still publicly blaming the defeat on manipulation of voting machines, Kejriwal invited Kishor to a meeting at his Delhi residence. Kejriwal wasn t willing to take Kishor s advice of resigning from the post of Delhi CM, which Kishor felt came in the way of his national positioning.
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New Delhi: In what could pave the way for designing a potential drug for the deadly Nipah virus, a team of Indian scientists have identified a total of 150 inhibitory molecules which can block the activity of the virus proteins.The new research, carried out by scientists from Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune was published in the journal, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.
The weekend is almost here and attention is back on the Premier League for Tottenham ahead of their clash with Wolves on Sunday.Spurs may be back on home soil after their trip to Munich in the Champions League in midweek, but they are on the road again this weekend, with Jose Mourinho apos;s men facing Wolves at Molineux.
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The Galaxy Fold has opened up a new chapter of mobile device history. In bringing folding capabilities to a smartphone, Samsung aimed to present users with a whole new realm of possibilities of what their device can do for them.