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Olympics: Rowing chief Rolland pleased as Tokyo 2020 venue opens

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By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) – Sea Forest Waterway, which will play host to rowing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, opened on Sunday with the sport’s world governing body praising organisers for delivering a “world class” venue on
'By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) – Sea Forest Waterway, which will play host to rowing events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, opened on Sunday with the sport’s world governing body praising organisers for delivering a “world class” venue on schedule. Sprint canoeing as well as para-rowing and para-canoeing will also feature at the newly-built venue next year. International Rowing Federation president Jean-Christophe Rolland, himself an Olympic gold medallist from Sydney 2000, was glad the venue was completed on time. “Everything has been on track, on time and I am very pleased more than one year before the Olympic Games to be in such a position without any major issues,” Rolland told reporters. “There are still some little things to improve but I can say we can be relieved we will have a good course for the Olympic Games.” The course, which is 2,300 metres long, has been constructed on canals in Tokyo Bay and is next to a former landfill site, which has been turned into a forest in time for the Games. There are approximately 2,000 seats in a permanent grandstand, while upto 16,000 spectators can be accommodated daily during the Olympics with help of temporary seating and standing areas. On a sunny but blustery day, the conversation revolved around the possibility of wind affecting race conditions on a course with very little natural protection from the elements. Several dozen rowers and canoeists managed to successfully complete a demonstration on Sunday despite the conditions and Rolland said he was unfazed. “Of course the wind, if it is too strong, might be an issue but this is the fourth time I have come here to Tokyo and this is the first time I have seen it so strong,” said the Frenchman. “On an eight day programme I hope we will find time easily where the wind is not too strong and that we can have a good competition.” The Sea Forest Waterway is one of just eight permanent new venues being built for Tokyo 2020. Construction for all the venues is on schedule, with the archery venue already being completed and unveiled in April. (Reporting by Jack Tarrant; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)'

Ian Moore Architects converts Sydney warehouse into light-filled home and laboratory

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Ian Moore Architects has converted an old industrial building in Sydney to create Redfern Warehouse, combining a four bedroom house, an equine genetics laboratory and a garage for classic cars.The brick exterior of the two-storey converted
'Ian Moore Architects has converted an old industrial building in Sydney to create Redfern Warehouse, combining a four bedroom house , an equine genetics laboratory and a garage for classic cars.The brick exterior of the two-storey converted warehouse , located in the suburb of Redfern, remains largely untouched.But its interior has been expanded and reconfigured.Locally based Ian Moore Architects stripped back the old warehouse structure, which had previously converted in the 1990s into an architect's office and art gallery.The team then extended it with the addition of simple, contemporary elements designed to remain true to the building's industrial past. \'There was a strong emphasis on maintaining an industrial feel to the conversion,\' explained the architecture studio. \'The owners asked that there be no timber, marble or black finishes used in the new interiors.\' The large timber roof trusses of Redfern Warehouses's original structure are left exposed and painted white, and the new additions are structured around them.The programme is split horizontally across the warehouse's two levels, with the upper section housing the living spaces and the ground floor containing the garage, laboratory and ancillary spaces. \'The new work is complementary, but clearly distinguished from the original fabric through a rigorous application of the concept of retention, recycling and reinforcing the original form,\' said the studio. \'A series of refined and elegant new elements contrast with and complement the original, with no sentimental or nostalgic reinvention of a warehouse aesthetic.\' Areas of retained brick wall are now framed by new, metal elements that mirror the trusses of the original warehouse, creating bright, open living spaces that look down into a small courtyard below.The dividing walls in these living spaces all stop at the base of the trusses, turning the roof into a vast open space ensuring light penetrates the entire roof area and air circulates effectively. \'The upper level is divided on strict alignment with the existing trusses, with the bottom chord of the truss used as a horizontal datum,\' continued the studio. \'All solid walls stop at this level, with clear glazing installed above.\' To the north, at the upper level of Redfern Warehouse, a section of roof has been removed to create a planted outdoor terrace area that extends the living space, between this contemporary gable end and the brick wall of the adjacent structure.Moveable glass louvres surrounding the internal courtyard provide natural ventilation as well as sun-shading, and serve to further the industrial feel of the new spaces.On the original brick facade, these glass louvres along with translucent windows provide privacy for the laboratory space, and give a hint at the modern conversion that has occurred inside.Warehouse conversions are a popular means of creating new office or living spaces.In Brussels, ZAmpone recently transformed a 111-year-old industrial building into a new office for creative agency BBDO, and a vast shipbuilding warehouse with its original machinery in San Francisco has been turned into a a startup's headquarters . Photography is by Rory Gardiner . Project credits: Architects: Ian Moore Architects Design team: Ian Moore, Emily Elliott, Maria Gutierrez, Danny Mathis Main contractor: Elliott Projects Structural engineer: Benvenuti SC Landscape architect: Outdoor Establishments Suppliers: Boffi, Caroma, Kaldewei, Viabizzuno, In-lite, Commcork, Dekton, Corian, Schuco, Living Divani, De Padova, Knoll, Magis, Zanotta, Artemide, Flos, Foscarini, Capellini, B&B Italia, Ligne Roset . The post Ian Moore Architects converts Sydney warehouse into light-filled home and laboratory appeared first on Dezeen .'

25 LGBTQIA+ Artists To Listen To During Pride 2019

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I can still remember the moment that I discovered Troye Sivan's YouTube channel: it was 2013 and it was raining. In that moment, as a closeted and scared teenager, I sat across from my lit computer screen in awe. Upon finding his coming out videos,…
'I can still remember the moment that I discovered Troye Sivan's YouTube channel: it was 2013 and it was raining. In that moment, as a closeted and scared teenager, I sat across from my lit computer screen in awe. Upon finding his coming out videos, his music made me feel this new and inexplicable feeling of validation. From that point on, I found myself gravitating towards more LGBTQIA+ artists while I explored my own personhood. Then, I filled my thick light pink iPod mini with other queer artists, followed these musicians closely on social media, and used these artists as living proof that life existed outside of the closet and as a reminder that queer artists and stories were more common than I thought. Now that I am out, I continue to stream and support artists who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Although I encourage you to stream these multitalented artists at your pride themed pre-games, festivals, and dinner parties, you should really support and follow LGBTQIA+ artists all year round. King Princess King Princess on YouTube American singer/songwriter Mikaela Strauss, better known as King Princess , is the confident and cool queer icon the world needs right now. Her singles \'1950,\' \'Talia,\' and \'Pussy Is God\' are not only gay anthems, but also highlight the complexities of love, sex, and heartbreak. She just released her newest single \'Cheap Queen\' and has a forthcoming album coming out very soon. Syd SydVEVO on YouTube Sydney Bennett began her career as a engineer. Then, when she began working with Tyler the Creator and The Internet, she grew a platform and following of her own. She hasn't released any new music this year, but that doesn't mean her songs aren't timeless additions to all your pride playlists. Dizzy Fae Dizzy Fae on YouTube Before Dizzy Fae released Free Form , she already performed alongside Lizzo, Kehani, the Internet, and Empress Of . She was also just Billboard Pride's May Artist of the Month. Laith Ashley Laith Ashley on YouTube Not only is Laith Ashley an incredibly talented dancer, model, singer, and songwriter, but he was the first ever transgender model to be a member of the Pit Crew on RuPaul's Drag Race. Since his modeling career catapulted him into the spotlight, he has continued to use his platform to express himself. Gia Woods GiaWoodsVEVO on YouTube From Los Angeles, Gia Woods came out in 2015 to her family through her single \'Only a Girl.\' Since then, she's continued to produce queer anthems Jump the Fence and Keep on Coming, which fearlessly tackle topics relating to the intricacies of identity, family, and coming out. Carlie Hanson Carlie Hanson on YouTube Two years ago, Carlie Hanson was working at a McDonald's in a small Wisconsin town. When she posted a cover of Zayn's \'Pillow Talk\' on YouTube, she went viral and given special recognition from Taylor Swift. Since moving to Los Angeles to pursue music full-time, she has toured with Troye Sivan, signed with Warner Bros. records, and released her first full e.p. Junk . VINCINT VINCINT Official on YouTube Known for his poetic lyrics, VINCINT isn't afraid to be vulnerable in his art. He also just headlined LA Pride, performed at Governors Ball in NYC, and is excited to put out his first full EP in the next few months. Clairo Clairo on YouTube Claire Cottrill, better known as Clairo, uses her music as a tool to create the internet spaces she wishes she had when she was younger. In 2017, Clairo went viral with her self-produced video \'Pretty Girl,\' and since then she's continued to release music that speaks to young people around the world. She just announced a forthcoming album IMMUNITY out August 2 , and an exciting tour with Kahlid. Tov Lo ToveLoVEVO on YouTube Swedish singer and songwriter Tov Lo is making the best breakup anthems of all time. After writing songs with Lorde and Ellie Goulding, and collaborating with Alesso, Flume, Nick Jonas, Seven Lions, Broods, Urban Cone, and Coldplay, Tov Lo is ready to finally focus on her own body of work. Zolita ZOLITA on YouTube Singer and songwriter Zoe Montana Hoetzel, known as Zolita, first went viral with her video \'Explosion\' on her YouTube channel. Since then, she has released self-directed videos for \'Holy\', \'Fight Like a Girl\', and smash singles \'Truth Tea\', \'Explosion\', and \'Black Magic.\' She curates her YouTube to be both a safe space for queer and questioning followers, but also as a platform to showcase her many talents. YUMI DIM MAK on YouTube YUMI is an influential force to watch. As a model, artist, and face of Forever21's International Women's Day Campaign, YUMI has already accumulated over 70k monthly listens on Spotify and has a growing platform on YouTube and Instagram. Conan Gray Conan Gray on YouTube When Conan Gray starting vlogging, he had no idea that it would catapult him straight into the pop world. When his song \'Idle Town\' went viral, he was contacted by a producer and the rest was history. He is currently working on his debut album and has some of the most loyal followers in the world. CupcakKe cupcakKe on YouTube As a speaker and activist, CupcakKE continues to carve a path out for herself. Through her raw lyrics, she explores topics ranging from sexuality, identity, and empowerment with both a fierce intensity. L Devine L Devine on YouTube With two EPs under her belt, \'Peer Pressure\' and \'Growing Pains\', L Devine makes pop-anthems that speak to growing up, falling in love, and queer identity. L Devine is truly on the cusp on stardom. Mila Jam milajammusic on YouTube Trans activist and creative Mila Jam is unafraid to speak out about issues she care about. In her latest single \'Twilight Zone\', the artist starts unprecedented conversations about the nature of social change. Daya DayaVEVO on YouTube Well-known for her pop hits \'Don't Let Me Down,\' \'Safe,\' and \'Hide Away\', Daya is redefining herself as an independent queer pop-star. She just released smash single \'Insomnia,\' and is spending Pride month touring around the world. She recently came out to her fans on Instagram on National Coming Out Day and is proud to be making anthems for the LGBTQ+ community. Leland Digster Pop on YouTube Brett, also known as Leland, has written all your favorite pop-anthems (literally). From Selena Gomez's \'Bad Liar\' to Troye Sivan's \'My, My, My\', his lyrics and bops are unmatched in the pop community. Leland is not only spending his Pride month performing at festivals and shows around the world, but he's continuing to write and produce new music and videos for all the most influential forces in pop. Claud David Dean Burkhart on YouTube Since Claud dropped out of Syracuse to purse music full time, they've established a name for themselves and achieved the likes of Maras, Clairo, Triathalon, and more. Claud just moved to New York and is dedicated to creating inclusive music for future generations. Lauren Sanderson Lauren Sanderson on YouTube For Lauren Sanderson, it all began on YouTube and SoundCloud. After posting Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, and Adele covers, the artist released a self-produced single and video titled \'Drive\'. Since then, she's continued to perform at festivals, connect with her fans on social media, and create music. Carlos Vara Carlos Vara on YouTube Carlos Vara is the pop-sensation we all needed in high school. In his newest singles, he explores topics relating to identity, insecurity, and mental health. CLAY CLAY on YouTube When CLAY writes songs, she wants them to reflect what's going on in the world. She just recently released HUES which is a collection of six songs that reflect her experiences growing into herself. K Flay KFlayVEVO on YouTube From Wilmette, Illinois, the very gifted Kristine Meredith Flaherty is in love and making the music she's always wanted to make. Best-known for her debut album Life as a Dog , she has also been nominated for two Grammys and has a forthcoming album out this summer. Alextbh alextbh on YouTube Alextbh is unafraid to be himself, although he grew up in a conservative Malaysian family. For him, his music is not only an outlet for him to express himself, but also a platform to promote equality and fight for change. Maggie Lindemann Maggie Lindemann on YouTube When Maggie Lindemann came out as bisexual on Periscope, she had no idea how people were going to respond. Now, she is making music that finally reflects who she really is. She has an Instagram following of over 3 million, and has some of the most loyal fans in the world. In her music, Lindemann explores topics related to growing up, social media, and friendship. The Aces Red Bull Records on YouTube From Utah, The Aces are a cool girl band made up of four best friend: Katie Henderson, McKenna Petty, Alisa Ramirez, and Cristal Ramirez. They may have formed The Aces in high school, but that doesn't mean they've grown apart musically as they've continued to grow into themselves.'

How To Watch 'Euphoria' In The UK, Because This New HBO Show Looks Too Good To Miss

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New drama Euphoria premieres this month, and it's set to be pretty gritty. Fronting the new series is Zendaya who, at just 21 years old, has already starred in blockbusters such as Spider Man and The Greatest Showman. The series is a coming-of-age…
'New drama Euphoria premieres this month, and it's set to be pretty gritty. Fronting the new series is Zendaya who, at just 21 years old, has already starred in blockbusters such as Spider Man and The Greatest Showman. The series is a coming-of-age tale of sorts, revolving around a group of teenagers as they try navigate \'a world of drugs, sex, trauma and social media,\' as the show's synopsis puts it. With Drake on the bill as one of the executive producers of the show, it will surely be amazing. So here's how to watch Euphoria in the UK . Living in the UK can have it's downfalls when it comes to US shows. Either the show comes out really late, or we don't get to see the show at all. This means that we often miss out on hit US shows, take Shrill as an example , a show that made waves across the pond and even had British actors in it, but still hasn't yet aired yet. Sob. Euphoria will begin on Sunday June 16 for U.S viewers and will air at 10 p.m. on HBO on a weekly basis. There is no word on whether Euphoria will air for UK audiences but the Express reports that it is likely that it will air on Sky Atlantic , following in the footsteps of shows like Big Little Lies. There has been no official confirmation as to whether or not the Express ' prediction is true, but all we can do is hope and pray. However, in an interview with one of Euphoria 's stars, Storm Reid, Refinery29 reported that \'it [ Euphoria ] will hit UK screens later this year .\' There is no word on exactly when that might be but at least we know it'll be coming across the pond eventually. Phew. Bustle has reached out to a rep at HBO to find out what the deal is with Euphoria airing in the UK, and whether we can expect it anytime soon. I'll get back to you if I hear anything. Having Drake on board as an executive producer is a pretty smart move seeing as he knows a thing or two about teen dramas. Drake starred on the Canadian teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation where he played basketball star Jimmy Brooks. Euphoria 's director and creator Sam Levinson told the Hollywood Reporter \'there are going to be parents who are going to be totally fucking freaked out,\' and he was exactly right with Parents Television Council president Tim Winter stating that \'appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content sex, violence, profanity and drug use to teens and preteens.\' The show is set to be pretty graphic and Refinery29 have said that you see 30 penises in just one episode . Blimey. It seems that the intention behind this was to shock, think of it as the U.S' answer to Skins just with a lot more nudity. Along with Zendaya, the cast will include Maude Apatow ( Girls ), Angus Cloud, Eric Dane, Alexa Demie, Jacob Elordi, Barbie Ferreira, Nika King, Storm Reid, Hunter Schafer, Algee Smith and Sydney Sweeney ( Sharp Objects ).'

DTF in Australia Has Rainbow XLBs For a Limited Time Only

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If you’re a fan of cute foods in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, then you are in luck as Din Tai Fung Australia is offering a giant colorful rainbow Xiao Long Bao (XLB) dumpling.The Giant Rainbow Dumpling was first announced late last month as a
'If you’re a fan of cute foods  in Sydney or Melbourne, Australia,  then you are in luck as Din Tai Fung Australia  is offering a giant colorful rainbow Xiao Long Bao (XLB) dumpling.The Giant Rainbow Dumpling was first announced late last month as a limited edition menu item, according to its initial announcement on Instagram . It is apparently seven times larger than the regular XLB and comes in an assortment of colors.The XLB was launched as a celebration for Vivid Sydney , an annual festival of lights, music, and ideas that is held in Sydney.The initial limited edition ran from May 24 to June 6.But due to massive demand, the restaurant chain decided to push the limited edition to run until Saturday, June 15. “ You asked and we listened.We’re extending the availability of our Giant Rainbow Dumplings and you can now enjoy them at any of our Sydney and Melbourne venues until 15 June!” the company wrote in its Instagram post .   View this post on Instagram   WATCH HOW WE MAKE GIANT RAINBOW DUMPLINGS! 🌈🌈🌈 Freshly made at @worldsquare @westfieldchatswood @broadwaysydney @greenwoodplazanorthsydney @westfieldmiranda @gateway.sydney @emporiummelbourne @thestarsydney @westfieldsyd @centralparkmall_ A post shared by Din Tai Fung Australia (@dintaifungaustralia) on Jun 7, 2019 at 12:44am PDT Each order cost at 9.80 Australian dollars ($6.84) and is available at every Din Tai Fung branches in Sydney and Melbourne.Images via Instagram / dintaifungaustralia . The post DTF in Australia Has Rainbow XLBs For a Limited Time Only appeared first on NextShark .'