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Understanding the building blocks for an electronic brain

Computer bits are binary, with a value of 0 or one. By contrast, neurons in the brain can have all kinds of different internal states, depending on the input that they received. This allows the brain to process information in a more energy-efficient manner th

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From State Line to Cheerwine to Krystal vs. White Castle, what are the regional brands you love?

For the most part you can walk into any grocery store in the United States and count on finding the same brands you’d find in any other part of the country: Frito-Lay chips, Coke and Pepsi, Jif and Skippy peanut butter, and more. Similarly, when you pull of
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From State Line to Cheerwine to Krystal vs. White Castle, what are the regional brands you love?

For the most part you can walk into any grocery store in the United States and count on finding the same brands you’d find in any other part of the country: Frito-Lay chips, Coke and Pepsi, Jif and Skippy peanut butter, and more. Similarly, when you pull off the highway you can probably count on finding a McDonald’s, maybe a Burger King or a Taco Bell. But what about the brands you can’t find just anywhere? Is there a regional brand you grew up with and can’t quit? Or is finding something that shows you’re far from home, culturally speaking, one of the charms of traveling? Teddie peanut butter is a New England brand that isn’t sold everywhere, but thanks to the miracle of the internet, it wasn’t one more sacrifice I had to make during the year I lived in San Francisco. No other peanut butter compares—and believe me, through years of moving around, I bought a whole lot of brands of natural peanut butter before coming to that conclusion. Potato chips are a classic case of competing regional brands. Utz, Golden Flake, Wise, Mister Bee … the list goes on and on. Cape Cod might sound like the classic New England chip, but the brand dates only to 1980. The real old-school Massachusetts-Connecticut chip, as I remember it, was State Line, but its later years raise the question of whether a brand that’s been brought back from the dead by a big company without the same local connections is really the same. The southern U.S. may be a standout region for fast food. The White Castle vs. Krystal line is widely known (but perhaps less well known is how much better Krystal is), and Waffle House and Krispy Kreme (and here I don’t see how regionalism could win out—Dunkin Donuts is just an inferior product) have spread beyond their origins, to the benefit of all those who now have access. But sometimes it seems like if you drive down any given street in the South, you’ll see three fast food chains you never heard of before. There’s Jack's, for instance, and no, that’s not the much larger Jack in the Box. But the South is not alone in having standout regional fast food. Probably no discussion of regional products is complete without a Cheerwine reference, so there it is. So, what are your favorite regional brands? (Let’s leave discussions of regional cuisines and eating patterns for another day—books could be written on barbecue alone.)

The rate of asteroids striking Earth has actually increased since the age of the dinosaurs

Don’t search up your umbrella or start looking for the nearest underground shelter. The number of impacts striking the Earth and Moon has increased … but only relative to the rate 500 million years ago. According to a study by U.S., Canadian, and U.K. a
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The rate of asteroids striking Earth has actually increased since the age of the dinosaurs

Don’t search up your umbrella or start looking for the nearest underground shelter. The number of impacts striking the Earth and Moon has increased … but only relative to the rate 500 million years ago. According to a study by U.S., Canadian, and U.K. astronomers and published in Science, the Earth is receiving more than two times as many impacts as it did in the deep past.  That’s something of an unexpected result. For a couple of billion years, beginning around the time the Earth first appeared, there was a period known as the “heavy bombardment.” The Solar System wasn’t born with eight (or nine, or 10) planets neatly laid out in their current orbits. Instead, the early Sun was surrounded by a swarm consisting of thousands of much smaller objects (plus Jupiter, which likely formed as it’s own little swirl … but that’s another story). Where the inner Solar System now consists of four planets running from Earth to Mars, it was once home to a staggering number of objects, some of them quite large. Even after the Earth had picked up enough mass to be a sizable planet, there were still some very big objects trying to occupy the same space. It was a collision between the Earth and a Mars-sized planet in a similar orbit that created the Moon and reshaped Earth into the planet we know around 4.5 billion years ago. For hundreds of millions of years after that, large objects continued to strike with enough frequency that early life had to survive several hellish episodes. Most of the marks of that early bombardment are now impossible to find on Earth, as weathering and continental movement has erased most signs. However the scarred face of the Moon gives a sense of just how heavy that heavy bombardment really was—craters on top of craters on top of craters. And not everything is gone from the Earth. Chesapeake Bay? It’s a 90 km wide impact crater. There are at least 27 known craters in the United States with a diameter greater than a kilometer—so you’re probably closer to a structure caused by an impact from space than you ever realized.  Eventually, Earth’s orbit, and that of the other planets, was cleared out by these collisions. All those other objects either became part of larger planets, or were flung in or out until the lanes were nicely empty. There are still plenty of small objects out there, but most of them are very far away, where their interactions with the named planets are extremely rare. A comet may come cutting through on some 100,000-year orbit, and there may be a dark something out there in the distance that occasionally causes some object to veer our way. But for the most part things are generally—thankfully—very quiet here in the inner system. But not, apparently, as quiet as many would have thought.

Hospitals 'furious' at Trump's Medicaid block grant proposal

The Trump administration is reportedly finalizing a proposal to begin dismantling Medicaid, bypassing Congress in the process. The administration is considering fulfilling the long-held Republican dream of turning the program into a block grant through a wai
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Hospitals 'furious' at Trump's Medicaid block grant proposal

The Trump administration is reportedly finalizing a proposal to begin dismantling Medicaid, bypassing Congress in the process. The administration is considering fulfilling the long-held Republican dream of turning the program into a block grant through a waiver process, which would allow states to forego the normal funding stream for what the administration calls «flexibilty.» The nation's hospitals call it bullshit. If states decide to use the block grants, federal funding for the program will be capped, and states would then be responsible for filling healthcare needs beyond that cap, either by kicking people out of the program, or reducing payments to the hospitals that care for the uninsured and to nursing homes. Chip Kahn, CEO of the Federation of American Hospitals, told Modern Healthcare that he is worried about what this would mean for hospitals and access to coverage, and he also «questioned whether the [Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] can legally allow these waivers.» His organization isn't the only one «furious» at the proposal. «We have long voiced concerns about how block granting Medicaid could ultimately result in losses of coverage and negatively impact access to quality care,» said Ashley Thompson, senior vice president of public policy analysis at the American Hospital Association. That's one of the reason the AHA, along with the other hospital groups, strenuously opposed a block-grant proposal from South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Louisiana Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy offered up as Obamacare repeal. The AHA officially opposed the proposal, telling congressional leaders that it would have «serious negative consequences for communities across America» unless alternative coverage for low-income Americans was guaranteed. The bill ended up going nowhere because there weren't enough Republican senators supporting it. Which is why the Trump administration is trying to get it done this way. Probably illegally. As usual.

Health care is the top concern for Iowa Democratic and swing voters, new report finds

A strong focus on health care was one of the keys to Democratic wins in 2018, and a new report on Iowa voters suggests health care should stay high on the agenda going forward. Working America’s latest Front Porch Focus Group report draws on conversations
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Health care is the top concern for Iowa Democratic and swing voters, new report finds

A strong focus on health care was one of the keys to Democratic wins in 2018, and a new report on Iowa voters suggests health care should stay high on the agenda going forward. Working America’s latest Front Porch Focus Group report draws on conversations with 304 base Democratic and swing voters in Cedar Rapids, Dubuque, Cedar Falls, and some smaller communities, finding that 42 percent of Democrats and 28 percent of swing voters listed health care as their top issue. ”Other” was the runner-up and only other issue to break into double digits with both groups: 14 percent of Democrats and 16 percent of swing voters. It was followed by jobs and the economy, retirement, and education. No other issue reached five percent with both groups, though government corruption came close. Democrats should look to Iowa voters not because of the state’s early caucuses, but because “Between 2012 and 2016, Iowa’s drop in Democratic vote share at the presidential level was the largest of any state in the country.” In 2018, Democrats picked up two House seats in the state but fell short of winning Iowa’s gubernatorial race, even as they flipped seven governor’s seats nationwide. We can’t afford to write off any state, let alone a battleground like Iowa.

Race will play a central role in the 2020 elections. So why can't CBS find black reporters?

For the last few years or so, it seems that Democrats and the mainstream media have finally caught on to the importance of the black vote. Though this has been long overdue, it is right on time for the 2020 election cycle. Not only will black voters play a
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Race will play a central role in the 2020 elections. So why can't CBS find black reporters?

For the last few years or so, it seems that Democrats and the mainstream media have finally caught on to the importance of the black vote. Though this has been long overdue, it is right on time for the 2020 election cycle. Not only will black voters play a definitive role in deciding local, state, and national elections, but there is also the possibility that there will be one or more black candidates in the race.  This emphasizes why the media needs to invest in hearing more from black voices— from voters, journalists, politicians, activists, and black communities in general—in order to understand issues that are important to us, what’s motivating us, and our impact on American politics.  Sadly, it seems to be a tough sell to many networks and organizations that say they value diversity but can’t seem to actually live up to it. This is exactly why CBS News came under fire this past weekend when it announced its 2020 election team—without a single black campaign reporter or associate producer to be found. xIt's Official: The @CBSNews 2020 Election Team has assembled! https://t.co/0GBCw4mj7s pic.twitter.com/E0rUDAkzf7— Ben Mitchell (@bfmitchell) January 11, 2019

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Copper futures weaken on global cues, low demand

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in February shed 15 paise, or 0.04 per cent, to Rs 422.50 per kg in a business turnover of 2,164 lots.
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Copper futures weaken on global cues, low demand

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, copper for delivery in February shed 15 paise, or 0.04 per cent, to Rs 422.50 per kg in a business turnover of 2,164 lots.

Nickel futures weaken on muted spot demand

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel for delivery in January contracts was trading down by Rs 6, or 0.72 per cent, at Rs 832.70 per kg in a business turnover of 1,414 lots.
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Nickel futures weaken on muted spot demand

At the Multi Commodity Exchange, nickel for delivery in January contracts was trading down by Rs 6, or 0.72 per cent, at Rs 832.70 per kg in a business turnover of 1,414 lots.

Gold marginally down in futures trade on weak global cues

At the MCE, gold for delivery in February was trading lower by Rs 7, or 0.02 percent, at Rs 32,036 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 615 lots.
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Gold marginally down in futures trade on weak global cues

At the MCE, gold for delivery in February was trading lower by Rs 7, or 0.02 percent, at Rs 32,036 per 10 grams in a business turnover of 615 lots.

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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan

The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain start
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Digital Garage teams up with Blockstream to develop blockchain financial services in Japan

The global crypto market may have tanked last year, but notable names have joined forces to develop Bitcoin and blockchain financial services in Japan, which has emerged as one of the world’s most crypto-friendly markets. Blockstream, a blockchain startup founded by Bitcoin contributors, announced this week that it has launched a joint venture in Japan […]

Neurons in the human visual cortex that respond to faces

A new study identifies the neurons in the human visual cortex that selectively respond to faces. The researchers showed that the neurons in the visual cortex (in the vicinity of the Fusiform Face Area) responded much more strongly to faces than to city landsc
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Neurons in the human visual cortex that respond to faces

A new study identifies the neurons in the human visual cortex that selectively respond to faces. The researchers showed that the neurons in the visual cortex (in the vicinity of the Fusiform Face Area) responded much more strongly to faces than to city landscapes or objects. In an additional experiment, the neurons exhibited face-selectivity to human and animal faces that appeared within a movie. The results provide unique insights into human brain functioning at the cellular level during face processing.

Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.
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Youthful cognitive ability strongly predicts mental capacity later in life

Early adult general cognitive ability is a stronger predictor of cognitive function and reserve later in life than other factors, such as higher education, occupational complexity or engaging in late-life intellectual activities.

Original Content podcast: We conquer clutter with Marie Kondo’s new show

On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through their belongings and clean up their homes. But for some, fol
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On the surface, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” sounds like a simple show: Over the course of eight episodes, organizing guru Marie Kondo helps a variety Los Angeles residents sort through their belongings and clean up their homes. But for some, following Kondo’s KonMari method can be a surprisingly difficult or emotional experience — after […]

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“Around the Globe” by Florian Borkenhagen at ammann//gallery

“Around the Globe,” a retrospective of Florian Borkenhagen, features works that have been created between 1994 and 2018. Curated by founder Gabrielle Ammann, the exhibition is on view through March 21, 2019. In continuation of the tradition of Arte P
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“Around the Globe” by Florian Borkenhagen at ammann//gallery

“Around the Globe,” a retrospective of Florian Borkenhagen, features works that have been created between 1994 and 2018. Curated by founder Gabrielle Ammann, the exhibition is on view through March 21, 2019. In continuation of the tradition of Arte Povera — the movement founded in Turin in the late 1960s — the Hamburg-based artist works with found materials and objects from his immediate surroundings in the Port of Hamburg and assembles these into works of art with utility character. According to the gallery, through a process of “artistic recycling,” Borkenhagen transforms the banal into an artwork, detonating a deeper meaning to everyday objects. He invites interaction and provides a new view on reality by reusing recognizable objects in conceptual and humorous ways. “Around the Globe” also reflects Borkenhagen’s fundamental philosophy. As stated in the gallery’s press release, “Like an explorer, Borkenhagen embarks on a creative journey, which in the current exhibition, revolves primarily around the theme of the globe.” As per the release, the globe occupies a central place in the works presented by the artist, whether it is the “Weltenbrüterstuhl” (“World Breeder Chair,” 2015), which is an old Horgen-Glarus chair with an illuminated globe embedded into the seat; or the “Weltentrager” (“World Carrier,” 2018), which is an illuminated glass globe from the 1950s encased in a wooden tool box representing a “Globe to Go.” Borkenhagen’s earliest works “E.G.O.Kosmos,” the cupboard object from 1994 is also on view. Borkenhagen conceived the piece for the eponymous group exhibition at the Museum der Künstlerkolonie Mathildenhohe in Darmstadt, Germany. Describing the significance of the antique cabinet, the release states, “The exhibition at Darmstadt was dedicated to the fictitious studio of Galileo Galilei. The antique register cabinet with a thermometer and a voltmeter is a tribute to the Italian physicist and universal scholar. A miniature globe in the glass cabinet of the piece is homage to Galileo’s discoveries and his contribution to turning away from the geocentric to the heliocentric world view, making him part of the Copernican revolution.” The release adds, “The ‘Liegeplatz’ (Moorage, 2010) sofa is a humorous reinterpretation of a handcart, which combines the two opposites of restful lounging with hand-driven mobility. With ‘Boccaporto’ (‘Hatchway,’ 2018), a mobile coffee table consisting of an antique ship’s hatch on wheels, this ensemble is rounded off. The nautical topic is carried on with the light-object ‘Faro’ (‘Lighthouse,’ 2016). The lighthouse’s beacon is one of mankind’s oldest means of communication. It is a symbol of safety and orientation. Made of a steel frame and hand-cut glass, ‘Faro’ points the way to a constantly changing world.” Two of Borkenhagen’s photographic works, ‘Contship’ (2017) and ‘Lucio’ (2017), make their debut at the exhibition. In continuation with the nautical topic represented through the other exhibits, these photographs depict details of the outer wall of an overseas shipping container in the Port of Hamburg. According to the gallery, Borkenhagen’s works try to capture the duality that reigns in the life of a modern man in the age of globalization with the convergence of people, culture, and religion: constant motion or change, but at the same time a search of anchorage. It is in this context that Borkenhagen conceived the sculpture project “Travel a Head “(initiated in 1998), in which, as described by the gallery, “the artist had a nearly four-meter-high sculpture of a head travel around the world on container ships between 1999 and 2000, as well as the ‘Babel Tower.’ The latter, a large-format outdoor sculpture which the gallery presented at Design Miami/Basel in 2010, is a modern reinterpretation of the biblical Tower of Babel.” Talking about Borkenhagen’s philosophy that guides his art, the gallery states, “Travel and mobility are Borkenhagen’s main themes; they form the starting point of his creative journey ‘around the globe.’” “Around the Globe,” is on view through March 21, 2019, at ammann//gallery, Teutoburger Str. 27, d-50678, Koln, Germany  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

Moshe Safdie Wins the 2019 Wolf Prize in Architecture

The Israeli-Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author Moshe Safdie will be awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture — one of Israel’s most prestigious international awards. The jury highlighted Safdie’s contribution to the f
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Moshe Safdie Wins the 2019 Wolf Prize in Architecture

The Israeli-Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author Moshe Safdie will be awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture — one of Israel’s most prestigious international awards. The jury highlighted Safdie’s contribution to the field of architecture underlining his trailblazing “Habitat 67” project in Montreal, which brought young Safdie into limelight in 1970s. Some of his most notable projects in Israel include the Yad VaShem Museum, Terminal 3 at the Ben Gurion International Airport, the city of Modiin, the Yitzhak Rabin Center in Tel Aviv, the Mamilla Compound, and the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem, according to The Wolf Foundation website.Safdie has been previously awarded the Gold Medal by the American Institute of Architects, Companion of the Order of Canada, Gold Medal by Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Richard Neutra Award for Professional Excellence, and Mt. Scopus Award for Humanitarianism, Jerusalem.The earlier winners of the Wolf Prize in Architecture include Phyllis Lambert, Eduardo Souto de Moura, David Chipperfield, and Peter Eisenman.Along with Safdie, four more prizes will be presented in the field of Medicine, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The five prizes, $100 thousand per category ($ 0.5 million in total), will be divided this year between seven laureates from three countries: USA, France, and Israel. The prize will be awarded to the laureates by the Israel’s President and the Wolf Foundation chairman and Minister of Education in an official ceremony in May, at the Knesset Building in Jerusalem, as announced by The Wolf Foundation.The Wolf Foundation came into being in 1976 and the first Wolf awards were presented in 1978. Each year, five or six awards are presented to renowned scientists and artists for their achievements for humanity, friendly relations between people regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, gender, or political outlook. The fields of science include agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, and physics, in art — in annual rotation — architecture, music, painting, and sculpture.  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

“Excuse My French!” Celebrates French Elegance and Style at Maison et Objet

The January 2019 edition of Maison et Objet puts the focus on France’s contribution to the international design scene with an interesting theme “Excuse My French!” The theme is inspired by the easy allure, effortless chic and distinctive sense of style
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“Excuse My French!” Celebrates French Elegance and Style at Maison et Objet

The January 2019 edition of Maison et Objet puts the focus on France’s contribution to the international design scene with an interesting theme “Excuse My French!” The theme is inspired by the easy allure, effortless chic and distinctive sense of style that the French bring to the world of international art and design. The design trade fair is on view through January 22, 2019, at the Trend Forum, a 250 sq. m space at the heart of Paris.This season of Maison et Objet sees a change in the format of this international design trade fair, separating the show into two distinct categories: home interior, objects, and accessories.As reported by Wallpaper, “With over 600 new brands on show, there is much to look forward from international players, including the German designer Sebastian Herkner as guest of honor, and flourishing talents from China, to new offerings beyond the fairground, at Parisian galleries in town.”According to the website of the fair, for each session of Maison et Objet, the Paris-based forecasting agency NellyRodi analyses the latest consumer trends and sociological phenomena and encapsulates them in a theme. NellyRodi chose “Excuse My French!” for the January 2019 edition of the fair, because even though the phrase has a humorous note, it looks very seriously at the re-emergence of France on the international scene. As Vincent Gregoire of NellyRodi says, “There’s a renewed curiosity about the French abroad, a sort of fascination at the moment.”Linking the trend to globalization, Gregoire adds, “In a world where things are becoming standardized, people are looking for something different.” Resonating Gregoire’s words, the January 2019 edition will offer foreign visitors the opportunity to discover new French brands and designers, while others will better understand how to take full advantage of the Made in France’ phenomenon.Reflections of the “nouvelle vague” can be seen in the theatrical decor of the fairground, which is inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles. As described by Gregoire, the new season of the fair promises to be “disruptive, dissonant elements and a spirit of contradiction.”The most significant highlight of the January event includes declaring Sebastian Herkner as the Designer of the Year. Based in Frankfurt, Herkner’s work combines craft with a modern eye for color, and his installation at the fair reflects this trait of his design aesthetics. Herkner also celebrates new launches at the fair, including the new “Echino” side table range crafted with blown glass legs for Italian brand Zanotta.Other significant highlights from the January edition include the “Curl” coat rack by Kaschkasch for Blomus; “Monaco” by Uto Soulful lighting; the “Serie 01” exhibition by Pool and Atelier Francois Pouenat at Gallery Joyce; and the works by finest emerging designers of China, like Frank Chou, Chen Furong, Mario Tsai, Hongjie Yang, Ximi Li, and Bentu.  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

“David Adjaye: Making Memory” at Design Museum, London

The Design Museum in London is all set to roll out its new exhibition, “David Adjaye: Making Memory,” featuring seven of the celebrated architect’s monumental buildings and memorials. Starting on February 2, the exhibition will be on view through May 5
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“David Adjaye: Making Memory” at Design Museum, London

The Design Museum in London is all set to roll out its new exhibition, “David Adjaye: Making Memory,” featuring seven of the celebrated architect’s monumental buildings and memorials. Starting on February 2, the exhibition will be on view through May 5, 2019, offering viewers a close-up of the British-Ghanaian architect’s richly layered conceptual approach to structures, like the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as his proposals for major memorials. The seven buildings were almost literally hand-chosen by Adjaye, whose architecture firm spans the globe today with offices in London, New York, and Accra, along with umpteen projects under way in a host of countries.  The show at the Design Museum is special because, as described by Architectural Digest, “it reveals Adjaye’s distinctive talents in forsaking the very notion of one-dimensional steel- and glass-clad towers. In eschewing static structures frozen in time, he serves up complex, dynamic projects that often reflect troubled eras ranging from the troubling chapters of the African-American history, to the horrors of the Holocaust.” Even the presentation of this show is ingenious. The Architectural Digest writes, “Consider the gallery dedicated to Adjaye’s National Cathedral of Ghana in Accra, where a veritable canopy comprised of richly patterned Ghanaian umbrellas references the religious building’s undulating roof and the very culture that sparked the building’s design.” Describing the significance of the exhibition, the museum states in its press release, “The form that monuments take and the way that they are used is constantly changing. Monuments are a record of who we are in the world and what we have done. They are deeply ingrained in our psyche as a way of memorializing our triumphs and failures. Through this exhibition, celebrated architect Sir David Adjaye OBE presents a new architectural narrative for the monument where architecture and form are used as storytelling devices.” Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and occupies a central place in today’s star-studded world of architects. After moving to the UK, Adjaye studied architecture at the London South Bank University and the Royal College of Art before setting up his first office in 1994, which was later renamed as Adjaye Associates in 2000. His work of creating striking private houses for artists and high-profile clients in London led to several new notable public buildings in the city, like the Idea Stores and the Stephen Lawrence Centre. Adjaye’s influences range from Contemporary art and music to science and African art forms. A case in point is his proposal for the Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Boston, as described by Architectural Digest, “underscores a particular time in history and offers up opportunity for reflection. The entire surface of the memorial will be engraved with text from their speeches. And Adjaye takes the very font of the text to a new level in that the African-American artist Adam Pendleton will reinterpret it hand in hand with the type designer David Reinfurt.” The Design Museum’s exhibition represents one of the most recurring themes in Adjaye’s works: monuments and memorials, which he represents as complex spaces of public memory, which can elicit raw emotional responses – from celebration to loss. The exhibition is on view from February 2 to May 5, 2019, at the Design Museum, 224 - 238 Kensington High Street, W8 6AG, London.  https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

No parking zone created near popular Big Island lava tube

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii transportation crews are installing no parking signs and moving in concrete barriers to prevent cars from stopping along a Big Island highway to see a lava tube. West Hawaii Today reports the Huehue lava tube on the side of t
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No parking zone created near popular Big Island lava tube

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Hawaii transportation crews are installing no parking signs and moving in concrete barriers to prevent cars from stopping along a Big Island highway to see a lava tube. West Hawaii Today reports the Huehue lava tube on the side of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway about 2 ...

Top Watch Brands Reveal Their New Collections at SIHH 2019

Some of the top watch manufacturing brands revealed their new collections at the ongoing art fair SIHH 2019 in Geneva. The art fair, SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve), began on January 14, 2019 and continued through January 17, 2019.&nb
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Top Watch Brands Reveal Their New Collections at SIHH 2019

Some of the top watch manufacturing brands revealed their new collections at the ongoing art fair SIHH 2019 in Geneva. The art fair, SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Geneve), began on January 14, 2019 and continued through January 17, 2019. Talking about the history of the fair, Sotheby’s stated, ‘’SIHH, a four-day horological summit, was founded in 1991 when Cartier decided it no longer wished to be involved with the larger, less intimate Basel Watch Fair that was established in 1917. The inaugural SIHH featured only Cartier, Richemont-owned stablemates Baume & Mercier and Piaget and guest manufacturers Gerald Genta and Daniel Roth.” The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Collection was one of the major highlights at the art fair this year. Sotheby’s in their report mentioned, “Undoubtedly the launch that most polarised opinion at this year’s show, Code 11.59 features an octagonal “middle case” inspired by the brand’s famous Royal Oak and sandwiched in a rounded, outer framework with intricately engineered, open-worked strap lugs. A complex, vertically-curved sapphire crystal secured by an ultra-thin bezel forms a dome over the lacquered dial decorated with a gold Audemars Piguet logo made using 'galvanic growth.' Code 11.59 will be available in pink or white gold with a choice of six in-house movements ranging from a simple, three-hand model to minute repeater. Prices start at Sfr25,000 and rise to Sfr295,000.” Cartier’s famous model Tonneau’s “Collection Prive” was another major highlight of the fair. “Launched in 1906, the barrel-shaped Tonneau is one of Cartier’s oldest designs and is re-interpreted this year as a simple, hand-wound, two-hand watch and as a “dual time” model with twin dials that can be individually set using independent crowns. Each model is available in pink gold or platinum and limited to 100 examples,” states Sotheby’s. Mikael Wallhagen, senior specialist, director and HOD of Sotheby’s, Geneva, mentioned, “The Tonneau has been re-interpreted many times during its long history, but not all of the various versions have become collectable. Since the new Collection Prive models are being produced in such low numbers, however, there is a good chance that they will eventually rise in value – but I think it could take at least 10 years.” A. Lange and Sohne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon was also featured at the Geneva fair . The watch combines a flyback chronograph with a jumping date perpetual calendar and a tourbillon regulator. https://www.blouinartinfo.com/              Founder: Louise Blouin

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Lonzo Ball 'emotionally devastated' about injury, Luke Walton says

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Lonzo Ball suffered a Grade-3 ankle sprain and has been ruled out for between four and six weeks. The injury has him feeling pretty glum, head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Monday. “It’s unfortunate,” Walton said, pe
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Lonzo Ball 'emotionally devastated' about injury, Luke Walton says

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Lonzo Ball suffered a Grade-3 ankle sprain and has been ruled out for between four and six weeks. The injury has him feeling pretty glum, head coach Luke Walton told reporters on Monday. “It’s unfortunate,” Walton said, per Mike Trudell of the team’s official website. “He was starting to play really good basketball. He’s emotionally devastated right now. He was in a really good groove … We’ll get through it and he’ll come back.” The injury came at a really bad time for the Lakers, as both Rajon Rondo and LeBron James are both still out and the team is just one-half game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference. Ball has averaged 9.9 points, 5.4 assists and 5.3 rebounds per game this season for the Lakers. Looking back at his last 10 games, however, it is clear he really was stepping his game up, averaging 11.1 points. 6.1 assists and 7.0 rebounds per game.

Report: Carson Wentz seen as ‘egotistical’ and not ‘a team guy’

As if the Philadelphia Eagles needed any further complications surrounding their quarterback situation, a new report paints Carson Wentz as someone with a big ego who has the potential to fracture the locker room. In an exclusive for Philly Voice, Joseph Sant
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Report: Carson Wentz seen as ‘egotistical’ and not ‘a team guy’

As if the Philadelphia Eagles needed any further complications surrounding their quarterback situation, a new report paints Carson Wentz as someone with a big ego who has the potential to fracture the locker room. In an exclusive for Philly Voice, Joseph Santoliquito shared what he’s learned from months of interviews with Eagles players and sources inside the organization. Before we dive into the allegations, it’s important to note that nobody’s been bold enough to put their name behind any of this and that it’s all coming from anonymous sources. That being said, here’s what people are reportedly saying about Wentz: Numerous sources reported as saying Wentz “bullied” offensive coordinator Mike Groh, saying the problems with the offense “lie with Wentz,” rather than the coach. Santoliquito also reports sources describing Wentz as “selfish,” “uncompromising,” “egotistical,” one who plays “favorites” and doesn’t like to be “questioned,” one who needs to “practice what he preaches” and fails “to take accountabil

Carmelo Anthony traded to Bulls, who will waive him

The Houston Rockets have finally come up with a solution for parting ways with Carmelo Anthony. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls. By trading Anthony, the Rockets will save
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Carmelo Anthony traded to Bulls, who will waive him

The Houston Rockets have finally come up with a solution for parting ways with Carmelo Anthony. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets have agreed to trade Carmelo Anthony and cash to the Chicago Bulls. By trading Anthony, the Rockets will save $2.6 million on their luxury tax bill. The move is likely a financially motivated one for the Bulls, too, as they are currently 11-36 and have no use for a veteran scorer. The situation is similar to what happened with Anthony before he ended up with the Rockets, when he was first traded to the Atlanta Hawks. Carmelo even cracked a funny joke about that when it happened. It’s unclear how much Anthony has left in the tank. The 34-year-old appeared in just 10 games for Houston and averaged 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Watch: Klay Thompson does money sign for Floyd Mayweather

Remember all that talk about what happened to Klay Thompson and his shot? Thompson was on absolute fire during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. In 27 minutes, Thompson was 17-of-20 from the field including 10-o
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Watch: Klay Thompson does money sign for Floyd Mayweather

Remember all that talk about what happened to Klay Thompson and his shot? Thompson was on absolute fire during the Golden State Warriors’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night. In 27 minutes, Thompson was 17-of-20 from the field including 10-of-11 on threes for 44 points as he got the Warriors out to a huge lead. In fact, he began the game by making his first 10 three-point shots, which is an NBA record. After one of his made threes during the third quarter, Thompson flashed a money sign at Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who was attending the game in Los Angeles. When Thompson is that hot, there’s not much you can do except admire the show. Since his cold stretch a month ago, Thompson has completely turned things around. He’s shooting nearly 53 percent from the field in January and making 44 percent of his threes. What do you think he’s saying to his hand now?

Dedric Lawson records 29 point double-double in No. 9 Kansas’ win over No. 24 Iowa State

Dedric Lawson records 29 point double-double in No. 9 Kansas' win over No. 24 Iowa State. Lawson and the Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 80-76.
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Dedric Lawson records 29 point double-double in No. 9 Kansas’ win over No. 24 Iowa State

Dedric Lawson records 29 point double-double in No. 9 Kansas' win over No. 24 Iowa State. Lawson and the Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 80-76.

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