House Bleu / Diagrama Arquitectos

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, MOEN, Mosaicos MOOMA, Trimble Navigation 2020 Photographs:  José Juan Rodríguez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects House Bleu / Diagrama Arquitectos Laura Elena Barba Prieto, Luis Aurelio Piña Plaza “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Diagrama Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Guadalajara, Mexico ArchDaily Area:  2200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Houses Save this picture!© José Juan Rodríguez+ 22Curated by Clara Ott Share Mexico ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Lead Architects: Design Team:Anaella Aguas, Arturo MolinaCity:GuadalajaraCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© José Juan RodríguezRecommended ProductsBulbs / Spots / Wall LightsiGuzziniLight Effects – TrickCeramicsApavisaTiles – JewelsWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Located within one of the best-kept blocks of Guadalajara’s Centro and Americana neighborhoods, CB is a project that merges a heritage building and a new, mixed-use development, promoting the reactivation and densification of the city’s central areas. The heritage house was in a bad state before the intervention, so the project centered its’ aim on saving the original layout and removing the walls and spaces added throughout the years.Save this picture!© José Juan RodríguezSave this picture!FacadeSave this picture!© José Juan RodríguezThe totality of the original home’s configuration was respected in the redesign; the facade’s ornaments were restored, the central patio was rescued, and the main patio-facing hallway was used to add commercial lots to the street level, placed within the heritage building without damaging any preexisting elements. In the back area — which wasn’t part of the original building and had come to be used as storage space — the annex tops off at five stories, imperceptible from street level. The project includes parking space on the ground floor and 10 residential units, eight of which feature two bedrooms, and two which function as open-plan studios.Save this picture!© José Juan RodríguezSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© José Juan RodríguezAmong the intervention’s characteristic elements are its thick walls, which allow for shelving that maximizes the apartments’ storage space and reference the density of the heritage building’s adobe partitions. The rooftop functions as a shared-use space with plants, a grill, tables, and bathrooms. The new building’s facades feature windows and arches that emulate the ones of the heritage building, establishing a respectful and subtle dialogue between the old and the contemporary.Save this picture!© José Juan RodríguezProject gallerySee allShow lessTata Medical Center / CannonDesign + Carambiah & GeorgeSelected ProjectsBamboo House / BL Studio de ArquiteturaSelected Projects Share House Bleu / Diagrama ArquitectosSave this projectSaveHouse Bleu / Diagrama Arquitectos ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs CopyAbout this officeDiagrama ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalajaraOn FacebookMexicoPublished on February 26, 2021Cite: “House Bleu / Diagrama Arquitectos” [Casa Bleu / Diagrama Arquitectos] 26 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodGRP Siding Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardMetallicsHAVER & BOECKERArchitectural Wire Mesh – MULTI-BARRETTE 8130Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsSealantsEffisusGutter Repair – TiteGutter3Aluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Click-on BattensTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea PrestigeMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Click Roll CapsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealTerracotta Cladding TileDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE UnilateralWindowsJoskoWindows and Sliding Doors – ONE SeriesMore 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 streamlast_img read more

Continental creation

first_imgWhen craft bakery firm Birds the Confectioners bought the leasehold of a 1,000sq ft former bakery shop in Chesterfield last year, it resolved to ring the changes with a modern format that spared no expense.It had been looking to open in Derbyshire’s second-largest town for some time when the opportunity came up last autumn to lease a property in a good-quality secondary location. The company wanted a different design something forward-looking so it spoke to Aichinger, a German shop furnishings and fittings company it had worked with in Burton-on-Trent four years earlier and again, at its Westfield Derby store a year later.High visibility of Birds’ wares is crucial to the company when it develops a new shop, facilitated with good lighting and modern fixtures and fittings. To this end, Aichinger supplied an Art Line glass counter, without any intermediate shelves to obstruct the overview of the product displayed. It also supplied the back-fittings and the overall concept for the total refit.Birds considers lighting a critical part of good shop-fitting and, in consultation with Aichinger, this was used to optimal effect, with strips of thin LED lighting used on shelf edges behind the counter and at the front of the counter, which change in synchronisation from red, through to blue, green and yellow in a highly evocative and distinctive style. An illuminated red panel in front of the counter and woody colours on the floor and behind the counter add warmth and contrast.Essen-tial inspirationMike Holling, head of retail operations, says one of the owners, Patrick Bird, saw the same counter at the shop in Essen with Marcus Pohl, Aichinger’s export manager, who is responsible for Ireland, the UK and the Middle East. “We felt the display looked so good, it was worth exploring bringing the design back home,” Holling says. “We wanted something totally different. We have competitors in Chesterfield and we wanted to make the shop clear, open and modern. We felt Aichinger delivered on that.”Birds sells a huge volume of cream cakes about 71,000 a week or £52,000 in sales through its shops, which trade as Birds the Confectioners and Birds Expresso. It also offers bread rolls and confectionery and has a market in bake-off, sandwiches and take-away, which it puts at the front of the Chesterfield shop.Part of the new design spec was for the removal of the old shop front and the installation of a new sliding two-door frontage, created to evoke an open-plan feel. These can be operated in the summer so that 60% of the frontage opens up on to the street. Holling says this will be a great draw to passing traffic and will also provide greater accessibility for customers.He declined to disclose how much the total shop refit cost, but British Baker estimates that, in total, it would be slightly north of £100,000.Local labourAll structural work attending to walls, installation of a durable non-slip timber vinyl-style flooring, glazing and electrics by local contractors took four weeks and was overseen by Birds’ former maintenance manager Matt Winters. The timing of the work could not have been worse, scheduled during the big freeze and the temperatures paid havoc with getting the floor to set.Aichinger’s fitting of the counter area took just two days. “Aichinger started at midnight on Sunday, 12 December and worked all the way through. By the time they finished on the Tuesday evening, they had cleared up, there was no mess and they were out of our way,” says Holling. The shop opened four days later.Holling says customer feedback has been positive and business is in line with expectations with week-on-week sales increasing by about 8%. Indeed, the performance is good enough for Birds to consider rolling out the format further afield to appropriate new shops and, possibly, retrofitting.”Because of the cost you have to be a bit selective as to where you would put this in. It works well, I think, in provincial towns and cities,” Holling says. The business may open another two or three stores this year, depending on the opportunities. Birds the Confectioners Funded: Self-funded by three brothers Frank, Thomas and Reginald Bird when they returned from World War IOwnership structure: Family-owned limited companyAnnual turnover: £19m Number of staff: 700, 550 of which are based in the shopsLocations: 52 shops in the East Midlands, including eight tea rooms, plus a bakery in Derby. At a glance Synopsis of briefTo provide the company with a modern, clean Continental-style shop that customers would enjoy visiting, featuring state-of the art fittings that would showcase its traditional product range to its best.Synopsis of the executionContractors spent four weeks on structural work, flooring and electrics. Aichinger, of Nuremburg, spent a further two days installing the high-visibility shop counter, LED lighting and back-fittings.Shopfitter’s viewpointAichinger’s export manager Marcus Pohl stresses the importance of detailed consultation, going backwards and forwards between the client and the architect before doing first sketches, consulting further and ironing out the detail before finalisation. “The consultation part is detailed and we tell the client they must do what is right for them and not to go ahead if it’s not the right idea.”Product is very much the focus and Pohl says the entire store has to be designed to show the product in the right way. “We are niche shopfitters. We do flagship shops normally. People are prepared to invest more money for such stores.”last_img read more

Wisconsin regulators approve Badger Hollow project, largest PV plant in Midwest

first_imgWisconsin regulators approve Badger Hollow project, largest PV plant in Midwest FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Milwaukee Daily Reporter:Wisconsin utility regulators on Thursday approved a series of solar-energy proposals that renewable-energy advocates contend will lead to a five-fold increase in solar generation in the state.Biggest of the projects is the Badger Hollow Solar Farm, which promises to bring 300 megawatts of generation to Iowa County and be the biggest solar project in the Midwest when completed. According to plans approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, power from the Badger Hollow farm will be sent through a “tie line” to a nearby substation and, from there, into electrical grid serving southwest Wisconsin.Also approved was the Two Creeks Solar Project, which will have 150 megawatts of generation installed in Manitowoc County. Both projects are expected to be finished by the middle of 2021.Under a third proposal accepted by regulators on Thursday, the Two Creeks project will eventually be sold in its entirety to two Wisconsin utilities – Wisconsin Public Service in Green Bay and Madison Gas & Electric in Madison. The same approval will let those same two companies acquire a 150-megawatt share of the Badger Hollow farm.The renewable-energy group RENEW Wisconsin estimates the state had 103 megawatts of solar generation by the end of 2018. The projects approved on Thursday would add 450 megawatts to that, enough to supply 1.3 percent of the power used annually in Wisconsin.More: Regulators OK projects promising to increase solar generation five foldlast_img read more

Casemiro guides leaders Real through Athletic test

first_imgBy Richard MartinBARCELONA, (Reuters)-Real Madrid went five points clear a the top of La Liga after coming through a testing game at Athletic Bilbao to win 2-1 thanks to Brazilian midfield lynchpin Casemiro’s strike on Saturday.Karim Benzema fired Real ahead in the 25th minute with an exquisite first-time finish from a Cristiano Ronaldo cross after Casemiro had begun the move with a clever long ball from the halfway line.Athletic worked hard to get back into the game and, after Real keeper Keylor Navas produced a brilliant save to deny Inaki Williams, veteran striker Aritz Aduriz headed the home side level from close range in the 65th minute.Casemiro restored Real’s lead in the 68th, however, by controlling a Ronaldo’s flicked header from a corner and calmly taking his time to tuck the ball into the net from close range thanks to some careless defending.Real lead on 65 points from second-placed Barcelona, who have also played 27 games and host Valencia today.last_img read more

Little Silver Ball Fields Upgraded With $250K Grant

first_imgBy Chris Rotolo |LITTLE SILVER – When the boys and girls of summer take the field this season, they’ll do so on revitalized borough ball fields.According to Doug Glassmacher, Little Silver’s director of recreation, a $250,000 parks and recreation grant awarded annually by Monmouth County has helped borough officials refurbish baseball and softball diamonds at Sickles Field and Borough and Library Fields.“The fencing was old, the dugouts and bleachers needed upgrades, and the drainage of the fields was a big issue that needed to be addressed,” Glassmacher said. “These are fields that hadn’t been upgraded in more than 30 years. So it was our goal to make some long-lasting improvements to them.”Sickles Field is located next to Sickles Market, at 200 Rumson Road. The Little Silver Borough and Library Fields can be found behind CVS and Borough Hall, at 480 Prospect Ave.Glassmacher confirmed that the aged and rusted galvanized fencing surrounding these Little Silver facilities has been replaced with new black vinyl coated materials. For Glassmacher, the most significant of those upgrades are the new concrete pathways leading into the dugouts and nearby bleachers, making the fields more accessible and comfortable for special needs fans and athletes.“The handicap accessible pathways were something we were really pushing for. We have such a large special needs population in our area, and all over the county. So this was a very necessary upgrade, and one we were going to push for even if we didn’t get this grant.” “The recreation improvements have been a long time coming,” Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff Jr. said. “We have a really dedicated recreation committee in town, who brought their concerns to us, so we looked for opportunities. That’s when Doug and our Borough Administrator Kim Jungfer went to work and got us the grants from the county. And with that we’ve been able to make some really significant upgrades.” New dugouts with covers are now in place, while a newly purchased high-quality clay mixture has been used to enhance the condition of the infield.State-of-the-art drainage systems have also been installed at the fields to combat the underground streams beneath Sickles Field and Borough and Library Fields.Glassmacher said that Challenger Field, accessiblefrom Willow Drive, has also been equipped with a new drainage mechanism to keep over flow from the nearby wetlands at bay. Glassmacher said the grant award was due much in part to the formation of a master plan by the recreation committee – a document produced by Suburban Consulting Engineers, Inc. of Wall Township – which allowed the borough to take inventory of its athletic fields and recreational facilities.The planning document also makes suggestions on upgrades, which the recreation director says gives the borough’s grant requests more credence in the eyes of the county.“The planning document does provide us a little bit of a wish list in terms of upgrades, so each year we apply for more grants we can reference the master plan, which gives the applications more credibility. And we plan on applying for them every year moving forward. We may not be awarded each year, but the master plan displays a clear vision of what funding would accomplish.”The article was first published in the May 10-17, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

first_imgThe four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23. The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.The Saints were scheduled to have a two-game series against the Kelowna Senior AA Sparta this coming weekend in Castlegar, but the men’s team from the Okanagan was forced to cancel.The BCIHL regular season begins for the Saints at home on October 8 against Simon Fraser University where the banner from last season’s championship will be raised to rafters of the Castlegar arena.The Saints will then begin their quest for a fifth straight league title.last_img read more

Brand South Africa flying the flag at the World Economic Forum’s New Champions meeting

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 11 September 2013 – Brand South Africa will fly the South African flag at the World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos or Annual Meeting of the Champions in Dalian, Peoples Republic of China from 11-13 September 2013. The high powered South African delegation to the Summer Davos will use the opportunity to network with government leaders, business representatives, and civil society to profile and position South Africa as a competitive, developed economy that offers investors good returns on investment and other benefits.The New Champions meeting follows the World Economic Forum’s announcement of its 2013 Global Competitive Index which revealed that South Africa has improved on four of the 12 pillars of competitiveness, namely: Institutions, Goods & market efficiency, Business Sophistication and Innovation.South Africa has also made steady progress on the Innovation pillar, improving by three positions to 39 this year. This must be harnessed to drive the National Development Plan as South Africa’s blueprint for economic and social development by 2030.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola commented on this saying, “Economists recognise that innovation is a product of entrepreneurial activity and injects dynamism into an economy. This reflects very positively on the South African economy and opportunities for growth. It is also the factor that has been shown to drive social and economic development in other developing countries. South Africa open for business and we invite investors to look at what we have to offer.”Meanwhile, South Africa retained its position on three pillars: financial market development, technological readiness and market size.South Africa will be represented at the Summer Davos by:   NameDesignation – OrganisationMiller MatolaChief Executive Officer – Brand South AfricaPaul Scott MatthewDirector – Africa North Star AllianceImrhan ParukExecutive, Corporate Development – African Rainbow Minerals Ltd (ARM)Patrice T. MotsepeFounder and Executive Chairman – African Rainbow Minerals Ltd (ARM)Anne Githuku-ShongweFounder and Chief Executive Officer – Afroes Transformational GamesBronwyn NielsenSenior Anchor and Executive Director – CNBC AfricaTsholofelo B.L. MolefeGroup Executive – Group Customer ServiceSteve J. LennonGroup Executive, Sustainability – Eskom Holdings SOC LimitedZola TsotsiChairman – Eskom Holdings SOC LimitedMartyn DaviesChief Executive Officer – Frontier Advisory Pty LtdMonhla Wilma HlahlaChairman of the Board – Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC)Lynette NtuliFounder and Chief Executive – Innate Investment SolutionsJayendra Naidoo (Jay)Executive Chairman – J&J GroupAvril HalsteadChief Director, Sectoral Oversight – National Treasury of South AfricaEllis MnyanduEditor: Business Report – Sekunjalo Independent MediaIqbal SurvéExecutive Chairman – Sekunjalo Investments Ltd South AfricaPatrick SchofieldFounder – The Indalo ProjectBruce HartHead, China Africa Business Development – The Standard Bank Group LimitedKuseni DlaminiChairman – Times Media Group LimitedLungisa MatshobaFounding Chief Technology Officer – YOCOAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness abroad. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.Further resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit for further resources which can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Nadia Samie-JacobsPublic Relations DomesticTel: +27 11 712 5007 Mobile: +27 (0)72 777 9399Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comEndslast_img read more

South African sisters ride for rhinos

first_img10 July 2015Two sisters from Cape Town, Vanessa and Victoria Wiesenmaier, are cycling 6 000km from China to Singapore to save rhinos. They set off in April, and yesterday were speeding along the Mekong.They have called their campaign Buy No Rhino, taken from the Wildaid slogan: “When the buying stops, the killing can too.”“We will be travelling through Vietnam, China and Thailand, the main consumer markets driving the demand for rhino horn,” say the sisters. “Especially in these countries we want to reach the people! Even if we cannot change a whole culture, we will sow a seed of change.”Only with demand reduction will the rhino have a chance of survival, say Vanessa (30) and Victoria (35).Extinction threatThe two African rhino species, the black rhino and the white rhino, are threatened by poaching. If the development of the past years continues it is expected that the rhino will become extinct in the near future. The war against rhino poaching will be won in Asia, not in Africa, they say of their decision to take the fight to the market.The poaching of rhinos has reached a crisis point, they say. Designed to raise awareness of the plight of the rhino, the Buy No Rhino Bike Tour, is taking the sisters through China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia and, finally, Singapore. Along the way, they are urging consumers to stop buying rhino horn.Vietnam, China and Thailand are the main consumer markets for rhino horn. For their campaign, the Wiesenmaiers are working with Project Rhino KZN, partners of the Kingsley Holgate Foundation, to educate youth in hopes of curbing the demand for rhino horn.In Vietnam, the sisters teamed-up with Operation Game Change, a joint alliance between the governments of the United States and Vietnam aimed at ending wildlife crime, especially rhino horn.Save our rhinosThey give presentations at various stages along the way, promoting discussion on rhino poaching, rhino horn trafficking and how to stop the global urgent issue. They are also rolling out a Rhino Art project at schools and collecting signatures for the World Youth Wildlife Declaration, which will be presented to the Cites 2016 summit in Cape Town.According to the South African Department of Environmental Affairs, the number of rhinos poached in South Africa is spiking, with 1 215 poached in 2014 – up from 1 004 in 2013 and 668 in 2012. Operation Game Change says this is a rise from just 122 rhinos poached five years earlier.The Wiesenmaiers said the poaching of rhinoceroses was gruesome, Voice of America reported. Poachers tranquilised the animal and then cut off the horn. When the rhino woke up it slowly bled to death.In Asia, consumers buy horn products they believe cure everything from cancer to hangovers. At tens of thousands of dollars per kilogram, the horns are a luxury item sometimes given to bosses and officials. “To know that these animals are killed for pure greed and money, for some funny belief that the horn is a status symbol, that’s a tragedy,’ said Victoria.Personal issueSpeaking from the Laos-Vietnam border, she told Voice of America the issue was personal. A friend in South Africa had four of the six rhinos on his reservation slaughtered; he decided to leave the carcasses out so that people could see the results of poaching.“We saw live rhinos before that, so to see this crumbled, dead thing, it was really shocking, it was disgusting.”Vietnam is the biggest consumer of rhino horns in the world, and on their journey, Vanessa and Victoria are targeting schools, where they give a presentation about the harms of the horn trade, hold a discussion and then have students create artwork on the topic.It is hoped the children will be more open-minded and pass on the message to their parents. Vietnamese businessmen, celebrities, and state officials are “the strongest driver of the current rhino poaching crisis”, according to a 2013 report by wildlife group Traffic.South Africa and Vietnam are the key countries involved in the supply and demand sides of the rhino trade, respectively.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Career in sports

first_imgThe India-Pakistan cricket match during the T20 world cup this year brought the country to a stand still. Work came to a halt and all people could talk about was the match. A few days later when the Indian team lifted the world cup, there was a sense of euphoria,The India-Pakistan cricket match during the T20 world cup this year brought the country to a stand still. Work came to a halt and all people could talk about was the match. A few days later when the Indian team lifted the world cup, there was a sense of euphoria and victory in the nation. Celebrations went on for days and it felt like we had won a war. Such is the importance of sports in our country.Though it is true that cricket is more popular than other sports, but with the exceptionally good performance of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games in 2010, other sports are seen in a new light. A career of a sports person is accompanied with its share of glamour and fame but this does not come easy. Focus, hard work and determination are important for a player to excel. Being on top of your game and making sacrifices to reach there are just part of the journey.Developing an interest in a particular sport is important from an early age. Falling in love with the game and enjoying it is key to developing a career in that field. Proper training is required once you realise you want to develop your talent in a particular sport. Apart from facilities, it is crucial to find a good coach at the right age. Once you are on the right track, no one can stop you from turning professional and making a career in this field.This industry has many other opportunities and one can be part of the sports brigade by choosing to work in a sports related field. Opportunities that can be found within both public and private sectors offering sports enthusiasts a place in this dynamic industry. Sports media and marketing, team administration, coaching, sports engineering, sports medicine and nutrition and sports law, are few options to choose from.”We are in-charge of everything outside the game for a sports person, such as, events, media, branding and public appearance. We are the spokesperson for the players we represent and the office for all non sport related matters,” says Latika Khaneja, Director, Collage Sports Management, while discussing a career in sports management. Since this is still a nascent industry, what shape and trajectory of growth it acquires depends on new entrepreneurs that have entered the field and find reasonable space to innovate along the way.Another line of work emerging is the overlap of sports and other professions. One can specialise in a profession, such as, law, medicine and journalism and then focus on sports. Discussing medicine and sports, IPS Oberoi, sports orthopedic, Aretemis Health Institute, Gurgaon, says, “A sports physician can either be a team doctor or a specialised physician. They look after sports injuries. The remuneration depends on their experience. It may range from anything between Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh per annum.”The advantages of a career related to the sports industry is that you are working with people who are passionate about their work. They are mostly young people looking for a challenge because this industry is still away from the conventional thing to do. As these professions are still evolving and have no set definitions, there is room for innovation and originality. These professions can be pretty lucrative also.But there is a flip side to all this to. Sports is still seen as a nonconventional career. Often, youngsters come in only for the glamour and not for the hard work. Finding promising sports persons who are committed and dedicated, is also a challenge. Players and games usually have their share of ups and downs with long lull periods. This being a young industry is highly competitive and keeps one on their toes.The best way to enter any of these fields and decide what you want to specialise in, is to seek a sports-related internship. In the sports industry, internships are critical to young professionals seeking their first job in sports.Today some of the smartest young minds are engaged in sports and sports related activities. An eye for detail, commitment, hard work, efficiency, honesty and the willingness to excel are a prerequisite for anyone wanting to make it big in this industry. All game Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, 28, World Boxing Champion.With an inborn passion for sports and a desire to follow your dreams, a career as a sports person can be very lucrative but full of challenges. To excel in this highly competitive career one has to be on top of their game and be prepared to beat all odds. “Being a sports person keeps you healthy, earns you honour and fame. But, at the same time, one has to work very hard, make sacrifices and sometimes even miss out on spending time with family and friends,” says Mary Kom, boxer. Training and acquiring skills are very important in this field. One should choose a specialisation and start working on it from an early age. A number of institutes in India provide training in different sports. Aspirants with sporting abilities can join these institutes after completing their schooling. Excelling in this field and accomplishing your goals gets you a lot of fame and popularity but one has to be prepared for the hard work and sacrifices. The work hours are very long and include Saturdays, Sundays and even holidays. ” If you are gifted and on track don’t give up. You will excel in life,” adds Kom.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

Video: Leah Still Wants To Be A Cheerleader At Penn State, Where Her Dad Played

first_imgLeah Still reveals she wants to be cheerleader for Penn State.leah still penn state answer cancerPenn State fans – brace yourselves for the cutest Nittany Lions-related story you’ll read today. Leah Still, the five-year-old daughter of Houston Texans defensive star Devon Still who beat cancer this past year, wants to attend her father’s alma mater. Still, who was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma back in 2014, wants to be a cheerleader for Penn State simply because her father went there.Her answer to Robin Roberts’ question drew a few “We Are!” chants from the crowd.Leah Still says she wants to go to @penn_state like her dad and be a cheerleader. #LeahStrong #WeAre #PennState— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 15, 2016Even if you aren’t a PSU fan – this is an awesome story.last_img read more