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Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel

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Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel.Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura's deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating
'Mexican designer Bandido Studio has created a  pendant lamp with a textured charcoal grey surface created by heating up black enamel.Puebla-based Bandido Studio created Aura's deliberately imperfect surface by heating a Mexican Peltre enamel coating to upwards of 700 degrees Celsius.The result is a departure from the studio's previous matt and glossy finished metal lighting products . Co-founders Alejandro Campos and Joel Rojas, both graduates in industrial design from Tec de Monterrey in Mexico, experimented over the course of 15 months to achieve the desired effect.They applied the porcelain enamel to various metals including aluminum, copper, and brass, but eventually settled on carbonising it to steel because of its strong hold and colour results.The lamp's spotted design is created by sprinkling various concentrations of the porcelain enamel onto the steel.This process means that every lamp is unique. \'The porcelain melts where it is located leaving some glazed spots, and the steel grabs this carbon colour palette,\' Rojas said.The studio decided to use Peltre – a porcelain enamel that is popular in the country due to its durability – because of its rich Mexican history.It is most commonly found in kitchen homeware products such as pots, pans, plates, and utensils. \'We wanted to recontextualise how this material has been used across the years, and explore how it could behave with a source of light,\' Rojas continued.The studio designed the pendant lamp to either be hung individually or in a bespoke chandelier-like arrangement.The top half of the pendant is an elongated cylinder made from dark brown walnut wood that hides the wiring components. \'Aura balances materials with rich textures and a muted and dark colour scheme,\' added the studio.Bandido Studio has recently created a lamp shaped like a mushroom and a table with a droplet-shaped marble base . Photography by Bandido Studio. . The post Bandido Studio coats Aura lamp with Mexican enamel appeared first on Dezeen .'

HW-Studio steps Casa Ja down a slope in central Mexico

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Architecture practice HW-Studio took cues from the steps and plazas found in traditional Spanish architecture to design this residence in central Mexico.Located in Morelia, a historic town in the province of Michoacan, the houses staggers down its
'Architecture practice HW-Studio took cues from the steps and plazas found in traditional Spanish architecture to design this residence in central Mexico.Located in Morelia, a historic town in the province of Michoacan, the houses staggers down its sloped site to create a \'horizontal line that highlights the sky and the mountains in the background\'.HW-Studio dubbed it \'The House that Hides Behind the Hill,\' for its unique relationship to the landscape upon which it is located.The house's shorter name Casa Ja is a contraction of \'Janitzio\', an island in the middle of Lake Pátzcuaro, near Morelia.The area is known for its pre-hispanic and colonial architecture, and informed HW-Studio. \'We designed this house with the practical solutions of a pre-hispanic town like Janitzio,\' the architects told Dezeen. \'The house was designed in the most vernacular way, based on proven solutions of traditional architecture, the terraces and stairs that we saw in Janitzio gave us the solution to build the house in a sloping ground,\' they added.The property slopes down from the street, giving the illusion from the public way that the 500 square-metre home is much smaller than it actually is.Building the home into the hillside also allowed HW-Studio to create an interior layout with different floor levels, without building a tall structure. \'The house is divided into three blocks placed on different levels connected by wide covered and uncovered stairs that make up a continuous and fluid space,\' said HW Studio in a project description.A white concrete frame forms the front facade, and is offset by black geometric volumes.These direct visitors inside through a broad pivoting door.The architects wanted to avoid the flashy aesthetic of surrounding homes, opting instead for a more restrained approach instead.The facade is covered with Recinto Negro – a volcanic stone that is commonly used in local construction. \'We wanted the house to be so intimate and silent that only suggested its presence, avoiding any presumption, exaggerated exhibition or the typical ostentation of the place where it is located,\' studio added.The home is roughly shaped like the letter H - the architects located a courtyard in the centre, between the home's two parallel wings. \'The gardens, patios and squares organise the rest of the programme, [providing] a certain introspective, domesticated and silent nature,\' said the studio.The residence, which contains three bedrooms, features a minimal aesthetic.This comprises black marble floors throughout, which contrast the plain white walls that were used for the interiors and exteriors. \'Its black stone interiors pretend to emphasize the cover and highlight that horizontal line on which the sun, the sky and the mountains would rest,\' it added.Photographs of the project show certain quirky furniture accents, such as an antique gilded mirror in the living and room.A few wooden accents break up the home's monotone palette.Staircases, doors, and cabinets bring some warmth to the otherwise neutral home.HW-Studio, which completed Casa Ja in 2015, has also recently completed a market for the town of Morelia , nestling crisp white volumes for vendors in between historic stone structures.Mexico has been producing several notable architecture projects recently.Dezeen rounded up 1o examples throughout the country.Photography is by César Belio . . The post HW-Studio steps Casa Ja down a slope in central Mexico appeared first on Dezeen .'

15 Jun Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

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15 Jun Sat 2019 Tropical Report ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2019 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the
'15 Jun Sat 2019 Tropical Report Screenshot icons.wxug.com ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Sat Jun 15 2019 For the North Atlantic… Caribbean  Sea and the Gulf of  Mexico : Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. Forecaster Stewart EASTERN PACIFIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM PDT Sat Jun 15 2019 For the eastern North Pacific…east of 140 degrees west longitude: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days. Forecaster Stewart Global Tropics & Benefits Outlook Weather in Cayman SYNOPSIS Isolated showers along with light to moderate southeast winds and seas will prevail across the Cayman area for the next 24 hours. Radar images show scattered showers in and around the Cayman area which are moving towards the west. Humidity: 65% (DOWN from yesterday) UV : 13.1 (UP from yesterday) Temperature: Today’s expected temperatures – 79°F to 92°F. Yesterday: H 92.4° F L 79.0°F  Winds: Today E 10-15mph Tonight E 5-10 mph Barometer: 1015.20 mb Steady Rain: Last month: 3.76 in Last 24 hrs 0.00 in This month: 0.02 in 12 days since rain 1 rain day in June 2018  Season Total : 44.03 in 2019  Season Total : 12.96 in All readings are from SOUTH SOUND. Average rainfall in June 7.2 in. Average temperature in June: 77°F to 90°F Sea Temperature in June: 84°F MOON: 96% illumination Waxing Gibbous GRAND CAYMAN June 2019 – Click to enlarge LOCAL 5 DAY FORECAST See:  http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page?_pageid=4421,7428393&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL FOR RADAR IMAGE GO TO: http://www.weather.gov.ky/portal/page/portal/nwshome/forecasthome/radar Also see Weather In Cayman:  http://www.weatherincayman.com/ Moon info and graphic:  https://www.timeanddate.com/moon/uk/georgetown Tropical storm data and graphics from National Hurricane Center at :  https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Weathernerds:   https://www.weathernerds.org/ Mikes Weather Page :   http://www.spaghettimodels.com/'

U.S. sending more asylum seekers back to Mexico via Texas border crossing: official

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EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday began ramping up the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings by sending around 200 migrants back through the El Paso, Texas, port of entry,
'EL PASO, Texas (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Thursday began ramping up the pace of returns of asylum seekers to Mexico to wait out their U.S. court hearings by sending around 200 migrants back through the El Paso, Texas, port of entry, according to a Mexican official.The increase from around 100 migrants a day is the first sign of expansion of a Trump administration policy known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, said Luis Carlos Cano, a spokesman for Mexico’s national immigration agency in Ciudad Juarez, across the border from El Paso.The program began in January and was meant to expand as part of a deal to stave off tariffs on Mexican goods.Source: Read Full Article . The post U.S. sending more asylum seekers back to Mexico via Texas border crossing: official appeared first on Best World News .'

Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order for Illegal Immigrant

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A federal court, with a three-judge panel, reversed an illegal alien’s deportation order on Thursday.The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.This
'A federal court, with a three-judge panel, reversed an illegal alien’s deportation order on Thursday.The panel ruled that ICE acted outside of its search warrant when it detained hundreds of workers suspected of living in the U.S. illegally.This could have significant implications on how Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducts apprehensions.Over a decade later, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Gregoria Perez Cruz, an illegal immigrant from Mexico, should not be deported.Cruz was among many undocumented employees who were arrested at a work site and ordered to leave the U.S. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t The court, however, found that his apprehension was outside the parameter’s of ICE’s search warrant, according to The Associated Press.ICE received an anonymous tip in 2006 that Micro Solutions Enterprises, a printer cartridge company, was employing 200 to 300 illegal aliens.TRENDING: At Least 24 Officers Injured After Riots Sparked by Fugitive Being Shot The agency conducted a raid of its Los Angeles plant after obtaining an arrest warrant for eight employees and a search warrant for employment-related documents.At the time of the raid, around 100 armed agents stormed the plant, blocking all exits.While women were taken to a cafeteria, men were told to form two lines: one of people who had work authorization and one of those who did not. \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Cruz was handcuffed and questioned by agents.After admitting to an agent that he was living in the U.S. illegally, he was bussed to a detention center and ordered to be deported.Cruz’s legal team, attorney Noemi Ramirez and the American Civil Liberties Union, argued ICE acted outside its authority by making wide-scale arrests with only a search warrant for records.Do you think the court was right the deportation order? 0% (0 Votes) \t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t.bsaProContainer-1 {\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\tdisplay: none;\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t}\t\t\t\t\t\t\t \t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t 100% (1 Votes) ICE appeared prepared to detain hundreds of individuals through a memo issued prior to the raid, stating the agency would be “conducting a search warrant and expects to make 150-200 arrests” and have up to five buses to transport detainees.An immigration judge later nixed the agency’s deportation order, but that was overturned by the Board of Immigration Appeals.The decision ultimately led to the 9th Circuit Court ruling. “[The] search warrant here authorized a search only for the employer’s records — presumably, paper documents or electronic files.Yet, the agents used the warrant’s authority to enter the working area and detain hundreds of workers.Why a search for records required going onto the floor of a large printer-cartridge factory is unclear,” wrote Judge Marsha Barzon. “ICE cannot carry out preplanned mass detentions, interrogations, and arrests that violate a person’s Fourth Amendment rights,” Ramirez said, according to The Associated Press. “This victory is not merely Mr.Perez’s victory, but a victory for people that value freedom, that believe the Constitution means what it says and for those that believe that the immigrant community is not alone in their struggle.” All three judges on the panel were appointed by Democratic presidents.Both Barzon and District Judge Daniel Dominguez were chosen by President Bill Clinton, and Judge Michelle Friedland was appointed by President Barack Obama.RELATED: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Anti-Sanctuary Bill into Law Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience.For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact licensing@dailycallernewsfoundation.org.A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism.Read our editorial standards . Source link . The post Democrat-Appointed Judges Reverse Deportation Order for Illegal Immigrant appeared first on EPeak World News .'

The Tanker Attacks: A Storm In A Teacup

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June 14, 2019//-Oil markets appear to have more or less shaken off the oil tanker attacks, with most analysts returning to focus on fundamentals and the most recent rig count. Friday, June 14th, 2019 Oil prices spiked in early trading on Thursday by
'Ship June 14, 2019//-Oil markets appear to have more or less shaken off the oil tanker attacks, with most analysts returning to focus on fundamentals and the most recent rig count. Friday, June 14th, 2019 Oil prices spiked in early trading on Thursday by more than 4 percent on news from the Gulf of Oman of a tanker attack, but benchmark prices gave up some of those gains as the day wore on. In early trading on Friday, crude oil was mostly flat, as traders seemed to return to focus on fundamentals. A falling rig count then caused prices to climb. Tensions skyrocket on tanker attacks.  Two oil tankers were  attacked  on Thursday in the Gulf of Oman, and the U.S. government says Iran is to blame. Iran denies the charges, saying that the U.S. is waging a war of disinformation. U.S. Central Command released a video that apparently showed an Iranian patrol boat removing an unexploded mine from one of the tankers. But some experts say it is  not enough evidence  to jump to conclusions. Still, with tensions on the rise, the possibility of an all-out military conflict is higher than at any point in recent memory. At the same time, officials in both Tehran and Washington said that they want to avoid war. Oil prices have mostly shrugged off the news, as fears of an economic recession and cratering demand are offsetting what would normally be a major upside risk to prices. Tanker insurance costs to rise.  The risks to shipping in the Persian Gulf could lead to ballooning costs for insurance for oil tankers. “Owners that currently have their vessels in the area are checking and trying to find out more about security, crewing, insurance and legal aspects,” a London-based broker told  the FT . IEA and OPEC cut demand forecasts.  In its latest Oil Market Report, the IEA  lowered its demand forecast by 0.1 mb/d compared to last month’s report. For its part, OPEC revealed that it  lowered  its production to just 29.876 mb/d in May, down 236,000 bpd from a month earlier and down to a five-year low. The cartel also slightly cut its demand growth forecast to 1.14 mb/d this year, a downward revision of 0.07 mb/d. Recession fears dominate.  Oil traders have become  panicked  over fears of sinking oil demand. Prices plunged by 4 percent on Wednesday. Several investment banks have slashed their demand forecasts. Barclays says demand may only grow by 1 mb/d this year. U.S. gas flaring spiked by 48 percent in 2018.  The rate of gas flaring in the U.S.  rose by 48 percent last year, according to the Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership, managed by the World Bank. The world flared 145 billion cubic meters of gas in 2018, equivalent to the entire gas consumption of Central and South America. China hikes steel tariffs.  China  raised  its tariffs on U.S. and European steel imports. Exxon and Sabic start construction on $10 billion petrochem plant.   ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM)  and Sabic  said  that they would begin construction on a $10 billion petrochemical plant in Corpus Christi. “Building the world’s largest steam cracker, with state-of-the-art technology, on the doorstep of rapidly growing Permian production gives this project significant scale and feedstock advantages,” said Darren W. Woods, CEO of ExxonMobil. Oil titans head to the Vatican.  Pope Francis  told  oil executives on Friday that a “radical energy transition” to clean energy is needed. The Pope met with the CEOs from  BP (NYSE: BP)  and  Eni (NYSE: E) . Saudi Aramco earned $111.1 billion in 2018.  Saudi Aramco  revealed  earnings of $111.1 billion last year, up from $75.9 billion in 2017. West Virginia court rulings affect shale industry.  A  series of rulings  from the West Virginia Supreme Court could affect the shale industry. In one ruling, the court said that drilling from one property beneath an adjacent property is trespassing. The decision was a win for property owners and a setback for shale drillers. However, the industry prevailed on a separate lawsuit that shot down claims that dust, traffic and noise from gas operations were creating a nuisance. Musk eyes 400-mile EV.   Tesla’s (NASDAQ: TSLA)  Elon Musk  said  that “it won’t be long before we have a 400-mile range car.” Tesla continues to struggle with production issues and a high cash burn rate. Canada to ban plastic bags and straws.  Canada  plans  on banning some single-use plastics such as bags and straws by 2021. UK to be net zero by 2050.  In a first for a G7 nation, the UK  said  it would adopt laws to zero out carbon emissions by 2050. Notably, the effort has support across the political spectrum. U.S.-China LNG relationship hinges on trade deal.  If the U.S. and China can hash out a trade deal, it would lead to a wave of LNG exports from the U.S. to China. With a deal, the U.S. could  account  for 21 percent of China’s gas imports by 2025, according to Morgan Stanley. If the standoff continues, the U.S. would only capture 5 percent of the market. Norway’s sovereign wealth fund eliminates ConocoPhillips.  After a review, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund  needs to cut  out  ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP)  and Hess (NYSE: HES)  from its holdings. The fund aims to divest from oil exploration companies, although it still maintains holdings in integrated oil majors. “It makes sense that the Norwegian Oil Fund divests from oil majors like ConocoPhillips, which have become increasingly speculative with a weak future outlook,” Kathy Hipple, a financial analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said, according to Reuters. Interest fades for SCOOP and STACK.  Inconsistent production results and higher-than-expected costs has led to waning interest from shale drillers in Oklahoma’s SCOOP and STACK plays, according to  Reuters . Some companies are trimming spending and pivoting to other regions. Green groups step up litigation on public lands.  According to  Reuters , environmental groups have increased litigation against parcels offered by the U.S. federal government to the oil and gas industry. The strategy is an attempt to slow offerings and development. Shell to spend $2.4 billion in Mexico.  Mexico’s oil regulator  approved   Royal Dutch Shell’s (NYSE: RDS.A)  offshore exploration plans. Taken together, Shell could invest as much as $2.4 billion. By Tom Kool, Editor, Oilprice.com'