Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects

first_imgHaus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHaus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects Save this picture!© Albrecht Imanuel Schnabel+ 19 Share Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects Architects: Bernardo Bader Architekten Area Area of this architecture project Austria CopyAbout this officeBernardo Bader ArchitektenOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFontanellaHousesAustriaPublished on January 23, 2014Cite: “Haus Fontanella / Bernardo Bader Architects” 23 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•Fontanella, Austria Photographs Year:  2013 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2013 Year:  Area:  177 m² Area:  177 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project photographs:  Albrecht Imanuel SchnabelPhotographs:  Albrecht Imanuel SchnabelSave this picture!© Albrecht Imanuel SchnabelText description provided by the architects. Aim of the project: Not far away from the town centre of Fontanella – an old village of Walserpeople – the house is situated on a inclined south-terrace-plane. Not just to benefit from the great view but also to optimise the property ́s borders, the building is placed on the upper part of the property and the volume is kept as compact as possible. The whole fassade of the building is a made of differently size sliced spruce- boards, exactly how they are delivered from the sawmill. Save this picture!© Albrecht Imanuel SchnabelThe intentional rough planking together with the randomness of smaller and bigger windows generate an exciting fassade game and an intimate atmosphere inside with selected framed views to the exterior. The basement is made of concrete, the rest of the house is a whole wood- construction. The interior work of the ground floor is also a silver-fir-wood- construction, the one in the upper floor is drywall.Save this picture!Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Architecture of Alfred HitchcockArticlesBuenos Aires Contemporary Art Museum / MonoblockSelected Projects Sharelast_img read more

Stars pay tribute to Baresi at 60

first_img “I had the good fortune and privilege of having him as President for 30 years,” he told “He was looking to the future, and, for me, that was fundamental. “He brought his winning mentality to the football team.” Here are some of the messages to Baresi on his big day from his former companions: Carlo Ancelotti: “Dear Franco, it is with pleasure that I wish you all the best wishes for your birthday. We are at 60 but it means that we have had many good memories and I have had many beautiful ones with you. A hug and best wishes.” George Weah: “It’s a great opportunity to stay thank you for everything you did for me when I was at Milan. Captain, my big brother, you are a person with a big heart. Happy birthday. You are ageing well, as you are still young. Happy birthday my captain.” Roberto Baggio: “It’s a very important day for you, you have reached a great milestone. I hope you your family are well. I wish you all the best and send you a hug. I hope everything will go how you wish. Ciao Capitano.” Jean-Pierre Papin: “Dear Captain, I wanted to wish you happy birthday. For me it was a privilege to be able to play with you and with many other great champions in this great team.” Massimo Ambrosini: “Happy birthday, Captain. I must confess that the most difficult thing when I arrived at Milan was to address you informally. Happy birthday, thank you for everything. I love you.” Frank Rijkaard: “Hi Franco, legendary Captain. I wish you a happy birthday, I hope it will be a wonderful day for you. A big hug. Ciao Maestro.” read also:Italian Mafia chased me OUT of AC Milan Marco Simone: “Captain, happy birthday. In this double-digit, there’s the number six, a number that you have managed to lift like no one else in the history of football. I often think of everything you have taught me as a footballer and as a man. Ciao Capitano.” Demetrio Albertini: “Every time I look at this photo, I relive the infinite emotion of the captain’s embrace. It gives me goosebumps. His eyes spoke more than his words. Happy birthday Franco 6.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldShockingly, Some Foods We Eat Every Day Have A Bizarre BeginningWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldOnly Those Who Live In 1980s Know What It IsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Celebs Who Are Turning 50 This Yearcenter_img Franco Baresi’s former Milan teammates have paid tribute to the legendary defender, on his 60th birthday. Born in Travagliato on May 8 1960, Baresi joined the Rossoneri academy at a young age. He was picked up at the age of 12 but rejected by city rivals Inter. He would go on to make his debut in 1978, working hard to establish himself in the starting XI the following season. Baresi won the World Cup in 1982 but stayed at Milan, despite their relegation to Serie B, to help them win promotion for the second time during his first five years at the club. He was rewarded and formed one of the greatest defences of all time, with Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Costacurta and Mauro Tassotti, picking up five Scudetti and three European Cups. It started with Arrigo Sacchi but continued with Fabio Capello, as he helped the Diavolo to an unbeaten run of 58 games, including the invincible season of 1991-92. “Franco was a visual example for everyone, a serious man who gave everything he had to offer and with the qualities he already obtained,” Sacchi told Sky Sport Italia. “Great players are those who play with and for the team. “I think he played a derby with a broken hand once.” Baresi retired at the age of 37, following the 1996-97 season, and the club retired his No 6 shirt. Two years later, he was voted Milan’s player of the century. Former CEO Adriano Galliani recalled how nobody ever dared to knock on President Silvio Berlusconi’s door to try and lure the champion away from Milan. “After Berlusconi and I arrived, no one ever asked us about Baresi,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “No team ever asked us for one of our champions at that time, they knew we would never sell them. “Franco had the Rossoneri shirt on his skin. He could have gone away twice when Milan went to Serie B, but he didn’t, let alone after Berlusconi’s arrival.” Baresi, for his part, feels he was the lucky one to have Berlusconi as President at San Siro.last_img read more

Brooks named Pirates director of player personnel

first_imgby Malik VincentWith an existing shortage of minorities in the game of baseball, Tyrone Brooks—whose rise from an intern to front office executive—marks an unlikely climb.Yet, in just his second season with the Pirates, Brooks made such an impact with General Manager Neal Huntington that he is now the team’s fourth man in-charge.As the new director of Player Personnel, he is responsible for overseeing all of the organization’s staff that deals with pro scouting and recruiting. TYRONE BROOKS(Pittsburgh Pirates Photo/File) “Ty is a tremendous person,” Huntington said. “He’s intelligent and hardworking and has got a tremendous future in the game. He’s brought a variety of experience to our organization. He worked with some great general managers and has a wealth of experience.”Along with Huntington and others, Brooks has been helpful in the idea of building up the Pirates through the draft and signing quality prospects from overseas.“I’ll be going to various international locations to cross-check players when we’re recruiting them,” Brooks said. “I’ve gone to Australia, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan already this year. We’re looking into signing some players from all of these places. I’ll also help with strategic planning and working with Neal to make external moves.”Brooks, 37, was brought to the team as its Director of Baseball Operations after being with the Cleveland Indians as a professional scout.“We’ve decided to utilize some of his skills in a different way with his new position,” Huntington added. It’s a better match of what he brings to the table by overseeing all of our scouts and our international non-Latin American talent because he’s such a great evaluator.”He spent 11 seasons with the Atlanta Braves, where he’s begin his career as an intern in its Career Initiative Program, started by famer Hank Aaron for minority candidates. He was hired there the summer after his 1996 graduation from the University of Maryland—College Park with a dual major in Accounting and Marketing.“I was fortunate to have been given the opportunity to get into Major League Baseball right out of college,” Brooks said. “I one day have aspirations to become a general manager. The initial opportunity really set me up. Since then, I’ve always been determined to work my way up.”A native of Bethesda, Md., a young Brooks played baseball in high school and became a staff photographer of Maryland’s Terrapin Yearbook and the famous Diamondback student newspaper in college.Now in his 16th season as a professional, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Midwest Scouts Association and for the North County High School in Glen Burnie, MD’s Alumni Scholarship.He’s has also found ways to help solve the game of baseball’s shortage of Blacks and other minorities, namely, by founding the Baseball Industry Network. The group, intended for networking, is hosted by the social media site Linkdin ( and is currently over 9,700 members.“I know I didn’t have a lot of stumbling blocks breaking into the game,” he said. “I designed the network to help minorities that are already in the game and those that are trying to break into it the same opportunities that I had.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])last_img read more

Lovan, Sihota capture BC Juvenile Golf Championships

first_imgSihota, from the Gorge Vale course in Victoria, was 11 shots ahead of Fin Lawlor of North Vancouver.Leo Harper of Burnaby and Matt Hopley of Kelowna finished in a tie for third at 223.Jackson Jacob of Fort Langley finished fifth at 224.Nic Jenner of Castlegar was the top local player, carding an 80 on Day three to finish in a tie for six with Paul Kim of Abbotsford at 225.William Watt of Castlegar was the next top local finisher, tied for 34th with a total score of 248.A.J. Roberts of Castlegar finished in 40th spot at 256 while Xander Bankes of Redstone in Rossland was 46th overall at 264.Brendon Makeiv of Balfour improved on Day three of the 54-hole tournament to complete the event with a 307.Sihota and Ethan Posthumus of Coquitlam won the Best-Ball competition while Zone two took home the Team Award by four shots over Zone 4. Claire Lovan and Jeevan Sihota led from wire to wire to capture the BC Juvenile Golf Girl’s and Boy’s Championships Friday at the Granite Pointe course in Nelson.Lovan carded a four-over-par 73 to finish at 224 to capture the Girl’s Title by eight shots over Karen Zhang of Richmond.Zhang finished round three with a six-over-par 79 to hold on to second spot by two shots over Akari Hayashi of Victoria.Chaewon Baek of Langley and Natasha Kozlowski of Prince George finished fourth and fifth, respectively.Meanwhile, on the Boy’s side of the tournament, Sihota was in a class all his own, finishing the day with a two-over-par 74 for a three-round score of 209.last_img read more

Stem cell bill will pass but won’t survive veto

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate supporters of embryonic stem cell research refused to take another no for an answer Tuesday, advancing politically popular legislation that is assured of passage, yet doomed for the second straight year to a veto that Congress cannot override. ”This bill eventually will become law,” vowed Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., as debate opened on a bill to loosen federal funding restrictions on research that supporters say offers hope for treatment of numerous diseases. ”If not this year then next year. If not next year then the following year.” Assuredly not this year. President Bush, who cast the only veto of his tenure on a stem cell bill in 2006, quickly made it clear this year will be no different. The bill ”would use federal taxpayer dollars to support and encourage the destruction of human life for research,” the White House said in a written statement. Stem cells are created in the first days after conception, and are typically culled from frozen embryos, which are destroyed in the process. The legislation would overturn a policy Bush established in 2001, when he said federal funds may only be used for research on a limited number of stem cell lines that were in existence before the day of his announcement. The administration’s goal was to satisfy calls for funding of scientific research without offending anti-abortion conservatives who had helped elect him to the White House. The bill’s supporters concede they are short of the votes needed to override a veto, but they appeared eager to confront the president again on an issue with strong public backing. ”If we did everything based on veto threats by the president, we would never get anything done around here,” said Jim Manley, a spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada. The result was a heavily political debate. Last year’s veto was ”another despicable example of science taking a back seat to politics in this administration,” said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. ”Policies that should rest on science are decided instead by crass political calculations of what is needed to appease the most intransigent elements of the Republican base.” Republican opponents backed an alternative they said offered hope for scientific progress without destroying human embryos, a sticking point for conservatives. ”It’s a way around the culture wars,” added Sen. Norm Coleman of Minnesota, referring to the political battles that have raged in recent years on all issues touching on abortion. ”It’s not all we want but it moves the science forward.” Senate supporters of the veto-threatened bill said they would vote for the alternative, although they deemed it insufficient. Its prospects for House passage were uncertain. Supporters of embryonic stem cell research say it alone promises treatment if not cures for a wide range of diseases, from juvenile diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease. Public opinion polls show support for the research is strong, 61 percent in an ABC/Washington Post Poll earlier this year. In an AP-Ipsos poll last December, 56 percent of those polled said restrictions should be loosened, and Dr. Elias Zerhouni, whom Bush appointed as head of the National Institutes of Health, has called for the policy to be changed. The issue also played a role in the 2006 midterm elections in which Democrats won control of both houses of Congress. Most memorably, actor Michael J. Fox appeared in television ads in at least three races, supporting research. Fox, 45, swayed uncontrollably in the commercial, exhibiting symptoms of his Parkinson’s Disease. Victorious Democrats swiftly put the stem cell bill on their list of top priorities for 2007. The House approved its bill in January, although by a smaller margin than needed to override the threatened veto. In the Senate, supporters were quick to respond to any implication that their measure was unethical Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, the bill’s chief sponsor, said 50,000 children were born last year to couples using in vitro fertilization. ”Obviously there are some embryos left over. They would like to be able to donate those for research because they’re not going to have any more children,” he said. ”So it seems to me the ethics of this are you just going to discard those, or would it be more ethical to use them to save lives.” Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, agreed. The leftover cells are ”discarded every day, every month, every year as medical waste. How much more life enhancing it would be to use them for research that would save lives, that could preserve lives, that would prolong lives,” she said. But Republicans touted their alternative. ”It’s an affirmation of the need to expand federally funded stem cell research,” said Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia. He said the measure would permit research on cells derived from amniotic fluid and placentas and from embryos that have died naturally. The bill would respect ”the ethical and scientific and moral concerns existing in the medical community today,” he said. Whatever the science, there was little dispute about the outcome. The bill passed the Senate with 63 votes last year, and by most counts, supporters picked up two more supporters as the result of last fall’s elections. That still left them one shy of the two-thirds needed to override the veto and give them momentum for a final push in the House. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she remained optimistic that Congress and Bush could reach an accommodation. ”Every single family in America is one phone call or one diagnosis away from needing the miracle of cures that stem cell research can provide,” Pelosi said at a San Francisco news conference. ”If not, it’s really quite sad, it’s a tragedy,” she said. ”It will send a lot of this research offshore and it will diminish our standard of excellence in our country when it comes to scientific research.” Associated Press writer Scott Lindlaw in San Francisco contributed to this report.last_img read more

Can Humans Use Evolution?

first_imgEvolution is being used.  A press release from University of Wisconsin-Madison was titled, “Using evolution, UW team creates a template for many new therapeutic agents.”  How does one use evolution?  It continued, “By guiding an enzyme down a new evolutionary pathway, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has created a new form of an enzyme capable of producing a range of potential new therapeutic agents with anticancer and antibiotic properties.”We must keep up the heat on evolutionists till they become too embarrassed to say such things.  You cannot “use” evolution.  The moment you use it, you are doing intelligent design.  Evolution has no purpose, no aim, no guidance, no goal, and no reward – not even survival.  In Darwin’s universe, extinction happens and is just as dispassionate an outcome as survival.  If you think survival is somehow good, that’s your soul speaking.    The moment a human does the selecting, guiding or rewarding, evolution stops and intelligent design begins.  Evolution, as used by Darwin, is not just change.  It is a particular kind of change: undirected, dispassionate, purposeless, blind.  Darwin and his disciples believe that an evolutionary process could have produced all the beauty and variety of today’s highly-adapted lifeforms.  Whether it could or not, Darwin certainly would deny that anyone “used” evolution.  Darwin fought against any suggestion by compromising theologians of his day (even his close friend Asa Gray) that God used the evolutionary process to create life.    Such stories do nothing but obfuscate.  Evolution has nothing to do with it.  These scientists had a goal, and purposely selected enzymes with the properties they desired.  Darwin team, the referee just blew the whistle.  The penalty for your foul is to yield those two points to the ID team.  The title now reads, “Using selection criteria by intelligent design, UW team discovers a template for many new therapeutic agents.”  Much better; play ball.  Whoops; we just remembered the Darwin team has no goal.  Game over by forfeit.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

GMSA wins R6bn US export contract

first_img2 July 2013 General Motors South Africa (GMSA) and component manufacturer Tenneco South Africa have been awarded a R6-billion contract to export catalytic converters for GM’s next-generation V-6 engines to the United States. The converters will be manufactured at Tenneco’s clean air plant in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and will be used for vehicles sold in the US from 2015 to 2022. GMSA and Tenneco have been in partnership for over 12 years to produce catalytic converters for the US market, and current export levels are 2.6-million converters per year for use on 17% of all vehicles manufactured by General Motors around the world.‘Supporting strategic export growth’ “The decision to award this contract to South Africa is a great show of support by our parent company, as it comes ahead of a clear legislative framework by the South African government to support the strategic growth of exports,” GM Africa’s managing director, Mario Spangenberg, said in a statement last week. The programme will provide a boost for the Eastern Cape economy as it will create employment in manufacturing, supply and support services. The country’s mining sector will also benefit from the programme with a projected need for 10 tonnes of platinum group metals over the duration of the project. “Supplier operations in South Africa are competing with other operations around the globe. In order to attract business, suppliers need to be globally competitive in the critical areas of both cost and productivity,” said GM’s international operations vice- president for global purchasing, Johnny Saldanha. “A key characteristic of vehicle manufacturing is that we often have to plan as far as five years in advance for the next vehicle programmes. “Tenneco and General Motors have long and proud associations in South Africa spanning many years. We are delighted to have been selected by GM for this critically important programme,” said Tenneco country manager, Gary Keen. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Real-Time Search Outfit Collecta Releases API, Offers MacBook Pro for the Best App

first_imgjolie odell Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts “The API is really simple to integrate,” said Collecta CEO Gerry Campbell in a phone conversation yesterday. “It works very similar to the Twitter search API. We enourage that as a standard and wanted to make sure developers could easily pick it up and use it.”Campbell had an interesting take on Collecta’s approach to the ever-more crowded real-time search space.“Our focus is real web search,” he said, “not just the social web. We’re looking across the web everywhere to find timely items.”And while other real-time search engines, such as OneRiot, have PageRank-eqsue algorithms involving backlinks and user influence to determine search results, Collecta’s results are ranked solely on timeliness.“We believe really strongly in relevance. We’re just going about it in a different way. If you want to offer real-time search, you have to be true to the timeline. We give you not the summary of the story, but the story as it unfolds.”Campbell said this type of result is good for searches on entities and events, and he and the rest of the Collecta team feel the API could be put to great use in weather or fantasy sports applications.“We think publishers will find this very interesting to use for evergreen or static stories as a widget or sidebar,” he continued.API calls are limited to 5,000 per hour for developers who have not established a relationship with the company, and Collecta does plan to charge for high-level API usage as part of their revenue model.The company was funded by True Ventures to the tune of $1.85 million and is still figuring out how the product will be monetized.“Obviously, we’re building a business here” said Campbell.”‘I ran search at AOL… I’m pretty well-versed in search-related business models.”Although he noted that the startup is “still getting all the players on the field,” Campbell did reveal that the basis for Collecta’s business strategy will be offering creative solutions to brands and advertisers. “The reason I love search is because it’s the number one place where user value and advertiser value are completely aligned. When users are coming and looking to buy something, I expect there to be those opportunities in this kind of search, as well.” Collecta, the real-time search startup we reviewed in May and again in June, is releasing their API today and announcing that the developer of the best application will receive a MacBook Pro. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Why Netflix’ Christmas Eve Crash Was Its Own Fault

first_imgRelated Posts After an ill-timed outage on Christmas Eve zapped popular video provider Netflix – the popular refrain has been clear: Blame the cloud. But when there’s a car crash, do we blame the highway or the humans driving the vehicles? Is Netflix really the victim here, or did it drive off the road all on its own?Reports of Netflix crashing again on Christmas Eve day started trickling in about an hour after my youngest daughter, stuck inside on a bitter cold Minnesota day, complained that the service wasn’t working on my iPad. That problem was alleviated by slapping a password on the device and sending her into the kitchen to help the rest of the family prep for dinner like she should have been doing in the first place. But the inconvenient timing of the outage was enough to cause a bump of coverage on the national news.As the postmortems came though, it appeared that – once again – Netflix’s problem lay within the cloud on which the service is hosted: Amazon Web Service’s Ashburn, VA, data center.Virginia? Again?Neither AWS or Netflix have released a detailed report on what actually happened, but reports indicated that it was the elastic load balancers at the Virginia data center that somehow dropped the ball and led to significant traffic loss for Netflix viewers trying to watch their favorite Christmas movies. The service was back up by Christmas Day, but dropping the ball on Christmas Eve didn’t make Netflix many friends.Meanwhile, as many people noted during the Netflix outage, Amazon’s own Instant Video service had no reports of problems. That raised a few eyebrows for customers wondering how Amazon managed to keep its own service going while its competitor was kaput.No one is accusing Amazon’s business units of collaborating to bring down Netflix. But the very fact that Netflix relies on a competitor’s infrastructure to deliver its services seems to generate a conflict of interest.A lot of those same industry observers are also calling for Netflix to get the hell off of Amazon’s cloud. This is not the first time, after all, that AWS problems have smacked around Netflix and other popular Web services, and that Virginia data center specifically seems to be cursed.I think a service like Netflix (of which I am obviously a customer) should keep its destiny in its own hands. But if you think that moving to it’s own cloud will be the sure-fire cure-all for Netflix’ reliability issues, think again.The fault for the Netflix outage, the company would like us to believe, lies solely with AWS. But does it really?Or does the problem lie with misuse of AWS tools? If the elastic load balancers were indeed the reason for the Christmas Eve outage, who was ultimately responsible for configuring those balancers?Winning The Blame Game?The highway analogy applies here, too. AWS is the highway, a shimmering ribbon of concrete, on-ramps and bridges that enable cars to get from point A to point B. Most of the time, the highway’s operations run smoothly. But when someone misuses the highway, chaos will most certainly ensue – no matter how good the infrastructure is. If you don’t like the highway example, pick another brand of infrastructure, like a building or a ship or a bridge. It’s all the same: Use the infrastructure the wrong way, and bad things happen.Netflix would (and can) argue that sometimes, no matter how well you’re operating within the infrastructure, that infrastructure can break. That’s true. Tragically, things fall apart and people and businesses can get caught in the wreckage. Such is life in an entropic universe.But even if AWS has a faulty infrastructure, doesn’t Netflix still have ultimate responsibility to create the solution? After all, customers are “renting” their movies from Netflix, not Amazon. And as pointed out, this is not the first time there’s been problems at this particular data center. Why, after getting slapped off the Internet this summer, didn’t Netflix make sure such an occurrence would happen again?Netflix shares were down slightly on Thursday (about 1% as trading drew to a close). Maybe some shareholders are asking themselves why Netflix hasn’t done more to shore up te reliability of its service. I know this customer is.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#Amazon#Cloud Providers#Netflix#Streaming video Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… brian proffitt How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more

Fears over N.Korea attack during Winter Games an ‘exaggeration’

first_imgNorth Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test in September — by far its most powerful yet — and has lobbed missiles over Japan into the Pacific, while trading insults and threats of war with Washington.But Games chief Lee Hee-Beom told AFP that worries about a possible attack on Pyeongchang were overblown, and although contingency plans are in place, he does not believe they will be needed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Korea was not divided yesterday, Korea was divided since 1945,” the president of the Pyeongchang Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (POCOG) said in an interview.The South has held several “very safe and secure sports events”, he said. “Pyeongchang is not the exception,” he added, calling fears of an attack “a kind of exaggeration”. France, Germany and Austria have raised concerns over the safety of their athletes during the Games, while Britain has drawn up evacuation plans in case of an emergency.The International Olympic Committee moved to quash speculation that the event could be cancelled or moved by pledging its “full support” to the Games at a summit last week.Wild cardLee pointed to previous major sporting events in the country, such as the 1988 Seoul summer Olympics and the 2002 World Cup, that passed off without a hitch — the latter despite a clash between the navies of North and South off the island of Yeonpyeong.The United Nations will also pass an Olympic truce resolution in November calling for a cessation of conflicts before and during the Games, he added.ADVERTISEMENT Koreans are “late buyers”, he said, predicting a last-minute surge — and if it does not materialise, the authorities will step in.“I am confident to achieve the full stadia,” said Lee. Lee Hee-Beom, president of the PyeongChang Organising Committee for the 2018 Olympic Games (POCOG), speaks during the unveiling of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic medal in Seoul on September 21, 2017. The Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 medals were officially unveiled on September 21, with features of the Korean alphabet consonants on their bodies. / AFP PHOTO / JUNG Yeon-JeWith little more than 100 days to go before the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, chief organizer Lee Hee-Beom has dismissed fears of a potential attack by the nuclear-armed North as an “exaggeration.”Several countries have expressed concerns about the Pyeongchang Games, which will take place in February just 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which divides the Korean peninsula.ADVERTISEMENT “Those who respect peace should participate and can participate in the Olympic Games,” he said. “North Korea is not the exception.”Lee added that South Korea’s education ministry, regional authorities and banks had agreed to buy hundreds of thousands of tickets to fill up the Games venues, if domestic sales continue to disappoint.The 22 members of South Korea’s banking federation would take around 40,000 tickets if necessary, he said, with local governments committing to 120,000 and the education ministry almost 200,000 for distribution to students and teachers.Over the two weeks of the Games, 1.18 million tickets are available, with 180,000 sold internationally so far.With the host country a long way from the traditional winter sports markets of Europe and North America, attendance by South Koreans will be crucial.Domestic sales are strong for blue-riband events such as ice hockey finals, and sports traditionally popular in South Korea, such as short track, speedskating, and figure skating.But for disciplines such as luge and cross country skiing, they are weak, raising the embarrassing prospect of images of empty seats being beamed around the world.“We found big gaps between high demand and low demand,” acknowledged Lee.South Koreans have bought little more than 160,000, and at the current rate of about 3,000 per week it would take four years to sell out their allocation.But Lee insisted: “It is not the calculation.” LATEST STORIES Bundit stays as Ateneo coach View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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