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What Kind of Architectural Design Trends in 2016?



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Architecture and interior design trends always interesting to observe annually. In 2016, the development of the property market in Indonesia is not just a shift in sales figures seen from a home or apartment units, but also looked at the change from the design.

According to the architect and consultant Founder SpaXious Design architect who also teaches at a private university in Jakarta, Peter Yogan Gandakusuma, a growing architectural trend in 2016 is expected to increasingly lead to sustainable modern design style (sustainable design).

"The architectural design of modern still survive, but along with increased public awareness to protect the environment, is expected to bring significant changes in the design of this year" said the man who is familiarly called 'Peyo' this.

Physically, the concept focuses on development with due respect to the use of materials, energy utilization, design and construction. The public will be more aware to take advantage of the rest of the building materials or processes used materials which are then wrapped in a more modern look.

Also in terms of design realized through more efficient space arrangement (layout), where the number of spaces unused increasingly minimized and maximized window openings or holes in the form of air to circulate air and sunlight into the house. Thus the public can save electricity consumption and utilize natural energy that exists..

Zuckerberg Impatient Showcase 'Jarvis'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to soon demonstrate artificial intelligent (AI) or artificial intelligence Jarvis ala Iron Man property.

Quoted from TechCrunch, Tuesday (08/30/2016), this AI will be able to control all the objects in the home, ranging from air conditioners, lights and others by utilizing face recognition technology and voice.

Jarvis created an artificial intelligence like in the movie Iron Man is one of the resolutions in 2016 Zuck Zuck each year is always making resolutions that he posted on his Facebook account. The goal, of course that he and others who come to read it so more motivated to make it happen.

"Personal challenge for 2016 is to build a simple AI to take care of the house and help me work. Less is more like Jarvis in the movie Iron Man," said Zuck welcome the new year 2016 some time ago.

Zuck will explore what technology is already available out there. Then it will begin to teach these technologies to understand through voice commands, to control anything in his house.

"I will make the technology open doors for friends who come just to detect their faces. I will make it allows me to know what is happening in my daughter's room Max when I was not with him. To work, this technology will help me display the data in a format VR so that I could build a better service and lead the company more effectively, "he explained at length.

Stamp solar eclipse edition sold for IDR 100,000

Stamp solar eclipse
Indonesia is celebrating the phenomenon of a total solar eclipse (TSE), which occurred in 12 provinces in Indonesia such as in South Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi. Utilizing this case, PT Pos Indonesia issued a special edition stamp series TSE in different cities, one in Surabaya.

Head of Branch Office of PT Pos Indonesia Surabaya Kebonrojo Hidayat said there are three types of packages that are ready stamps sold freely to the public. The first is a set of stamps which contains 24 pieces, the second gift set that contains 3 pieces of stamps, three stamps SHP (First Day Cover).

"In terms of price we offer to the public is very economical, only spend a nominal amount of USD 100 thousand, visitors can get three types of limited edition stamps," said Hidayat in Surabaya, as reported by Antara, Wednesday (9/3).

He added that by the package, PT Pos Indonesia managed to sell 100 packages TSE stamps this edition. This indicates the enthusiasm of Surabaya will be a rare phenomenon.

PT. Pos Indonesia itself just scored a number of 300 thousand shares nationally, and only 250 sheets circulated in the city of Surabaya. Uniquely, these stamps are made with images as moving and bring light through the Android mobile phone applications.

Even in low light or dark conditions, these special stamps can still bring light material made of a mixture of phosphorus. "The movement of light on these stamps the exact movements of the solar eclipse," said Hidayat.

For the collector, he continued, it became a great time to add to the collection given TSE phenomenon does not occur every year.

"Special mention is not necessarily the stamp designs produced solar eclipse back again, as well as the duration of an event that is quite a long eclipse, which is 33 years, this adds to the exclusivity of these stamps," he concluded.

Italy Boycott Ballon d'Or?

Zurich - Coach and captain of the Italian national team did not cast their votes in the voting for FIFA Ballon d'Or 2015. Is this a form of boycott Italy towards the Ballon d'Or?
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As a member of FIFA, Italy had the right to vote in the voting Ballon d'Or. Voting is Antonio Conte as coach and captain Gianluigi Buffon as Gli Azzurri. In addition, there are also representatives of the Foreign journalists Pizza.

However, after the release of the full results of voting FIFA Ballon d'Or, including who choose who, Conte and Buffon was not on the list of those who participated voted. Italy only represented by journalist Paolo Condo, who chose Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, and Neymar.

Sky Sports suspect this has something to do with the influx of Buffon in the initial list of candidates winning the Ballon d'Or in 2015 which was released last October and contains 59 names of players. In fact, Buffon made a large contribution last season as Juventus became Serie A and the Coppa Italia as well as qualifying for the Champions League final. This makes the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) touted Conte and Buffon instructed to abstain in protest.

Goalkeeper-keeper who entered the initial list of candidates winning the Ballon d'Or 2015 is Claudio Bravo (Barcelona), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea), David de Gea (Manchester United) and David Ospina (Arsenal).

Although Buffon did not make the list, colleagues at Juve is Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba, and Alvaro Morata is registered as a candidate. Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez last season still costumed Bianconeri also on the list.(MFI / rin)

Bill Gates The Bookworm

Jakarta - Bill Gates admitted that he had read since childhood addiction. It is one of the key intelligence and founder of Microsoft's success. Not just reading, he even had time to write some book reviews on his blog, Gates Notes.
Bill Gates (gatesnotes)
Here's a short interview with Bill Gates that tell about his addiction read, quoted from the New York Times.

Like what role reading in your life?

Reading is one of the main ways for me to learn and I've done since childhood. Lately, I was visiting interesting places, meet with scientists, and witnessed many online college. But reading is still the main way for me to learn new things and test understanding.

What made you decide to write a book review on a blog?

I have always loved to read and learn, so I thought it would be nice if people read a review of the book and also feel compelled to read and share what they think with his friends.

One of the main reasons I started a blog to share my thinking it is a matter of what I read. So it's nice to see people write their reactions and recommendations in the comments field.

How do you choose a book to be read?

Melinda and I sometimes exchange books we love. I also get a recommendation from a friend. After finishing a good book, I often try to find other books by author same or similar books on the same subjects.

Tell me about the process of selecting your favorite book of last year

I did not do it on purpose, but when I remember the book I read years ago, I realized many containing themes about how things work. Some, such as the works of Randall Munroe Thing Explainer written exactly for that reason. He uses diagrams and common English words to explain complex ideas.

Another of my favorite books in the past year offers views about human beings, about what values ​​our weaknesses and our strengths.

Did you also read the novel?

I did not read a lot of fiction but never surprised to find love with a novel entitled The Rosie Project works Graeme Simsion. Melinda who first read them and sometimes read aloud. Finally, I decided to read it.

I started reading the novel at 11 pm and transmissivity until 3 in the morning. The novel was very funny and also showed a lot of empathy for people who are struggling in various social situations.
(fyk / ash)

Saudi-Iranian conflict, UN Urges Peace in Yemen and Syria

Jakarta - The United Nations urged the acceleration of the peace efforts in Yemen and Syria, amid strained ties to Saudi Arabia and Iran after the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr at the weekend sparked protests.
A spokesman for UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon deeply disturbed by severance of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. (Reuters / Mariana Bazo)
Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon on Monday (4/1) told the Saudi foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir that Ban is very disturbed by the severance of diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Ban also expressed the same thing to the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday (3/1).

"The Secretary-General reiterated that the attacks against the Saudi embassy in Tehran is a reprehensible action, but added that the announcement of the termination of diplomatic relations with Tehran Saudi extremely worrying," said Dujarric.

"The Secretary-General urged the foreign ministers to avoid further action could worsen the situation between the two countries and the region as a whole," said Dujarric.

Saudi severed ties with Iran on Sunday after demonstrators stormed the Saudi embassy in Tehran as an effort to protest the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

Saudi judge Nimr is a terrorist, while Iran consider it a vocal critic of the equal rights of Shiites in the Sunni majority in Saudi.

Ban want to make sure that Iran and Saudi Arabia, two major powers in the Middle East which has a long history of sectarian enmity, continuing their commitment to end the conflict in Syria and Yemen. In addressing the conflicts in these two countries, Saudi Arabia and Iran back in the opposite position.

In Yemen, Saudi led international coalition air strikes to demolish the Houthi rebel group. While in Syria, Iran supports its ally, President Bashar al-Assad and has accused Saudi create terrorist cells.

"(UN) will encourage and sincerely hope that the current tensions will not have a negative impact on the two peace processes," said Dujarric.

The UN wants the peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition groups began in Geneva on January 25, 2016. The UN also encourage a ceasefire in Syria.

Syria's UN mediator, Staffan de Mistura scheduled to visit Riyadh and Tehran this week. While Yemen's UN mediators, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, will return to the region on Thursday.

"De Mistura believe that the crisis in the Arab-Iranian relations is a very worrying development, and he emphasized the need to ensure it does not lead to a chain of adverse consequences in the region," he said.

On Saturday (2/1), coinciding with the execution Nimr and 46 other terror suspects, led international coalition air strikes Arabia announced the end of the truce, which began on December 15. This is a setback in efforts to end the conflict in Yemen.

Ban, through Dujarric told Jubeir that the Saudis had to "renew their commitment to the ceasefire" in Yemen. (ama)

Celebrate the 100th Birthday, BMW will Showcase Autonomous Concept Car?

Stuttgart - 2016 will be a special year for BMW. Therefore, the German luxury car brand that will celebrate the 100th birth year. BMW will mark the 100th birthday by showing off a concept version of the autonomous car is ready for production.
As reported by Autocar, Friday (01/01/2016), BMW celebrated the 100th anniversary know precisely on March 7, 2016. Head of Sales and Marketing BMW, Ian Robertson hinted that BMW will celebrate the special day with the concept of an autonomous car.

"We have reached the phase of autonomous 'feet off' (technology without operating the foot of the driver, cruise control). And now we are working on phase 'hands off' and 'eyes off' (the technology that does not require the eyes and hands of the driver), but only on short periods. The next phase is the 'brain off', "said Robertson,

However, BMW is still not ready to mass produce a fully autonomous car. He said, when the technology was present 10 years later, other factors may make autonomous cars can be used 15 years later. According to him, one of these factors is a moral dilemma.

"In a situation when no truck will hit your car, what car autonomously: save you the maneuver off the track, maneuvering into the path of another vehicle and may endanger others or hit a pedestrian, or simply surrender? We are not ready for it," he said.

When asked about the BMW preparation for celebrating the 100th year of age, Robertson said, there will be some products from BMW presented. However, he said, while celebrating a century in business, BMW will give priority to look a century ahead.

"Perhaps what I alluded going towards it (autonomous car)," he said.

Indonesia is confirmed to host the 2017 MotoGP Start

Indonesia long wait to get back to hold MotoGP finally completed. Kemenpora already announced that Indonesia will be one of the host of the king class of motor racing that began in 2017.

Confirmation of Indonesia held a MotoGP start 2017 season came from a Twitter account Ministry of Youth and Sports, on Wednesday (12/23/2015) afternoon. The tweet appeared in Spanish while at the same me-mentiondornasport and added the hashtag #MotoGP Indonesia.

Until the news was revealed, the site and the official Twitter account of Dorna and MotoGP have not load this news.

Indonesia confirmed as the host for three seasons. Starting from 2017, 2018 to 2019.

"Dorna Sports confirm Indonesia as one of the host MotoGP series in 2017, 2018, and 2019," demkian chirp in Tweet Kemenpora_RI.

Until now Sentul Circuit is a prime candidate organizing MotoGP races. Massive renovations are scheduled to be conducted in the near future for the sake of a deadline.
Mirco Lazzari gp/Getty Images
Indonesia had twice held the MotoGP race, which was then called the 500cc. It happened in the 1996 and 1997 seasons.

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