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Coladora Verde

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Pequeño matero de mesa elaborado a partir de un colador de alambre, lo he anclado sobre una forma irregular de cemento y luego aplicado un diseño minimalista de color. En este caso una plantita suculenta es la huesped.
Materials: alambre, cemento

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Every year, MIT senior Marisa Simmons bakes <b>a</b> 10-layer <b>cake</b> from scratch for her dorm. Her first attempt, as a freshman, toppled sideways, but Simmons has since engineered a structurally sound pastry.<br> Her secret? “Pepperidge Farm pirouette cookies are actually very good reinforcement,” Simmons <b>divulges.A</b> civil engineering major from South Pasadena, <b>Calif.,</b> <b>Simmons</b> calls the International Development House (iHouse) home while she’s at MIT.<br><img src=" 6e35/l.jpg"><br> ; Simmons and the 20 other <b>undergraduates</b> in iHouse come <b>from</b> all over the world, but they’re <b>united</b> in <b>their</b> passion for international development.“Some people do human rights <b>projects,</b> some people do education, others do health projects,” Simmons says. Her own interests lie in infrastructure like roadways and water supply — the large-scale systems that connect people and their basic needs.<br> The plunge into developmentWhen she first entered the Institute nearly four years ago, Simmons knew she wanted to be a <b>civil</b> engineer.<br> She had enjoyed math ever since her grandmother <b>taught</b> her <b>arithmetic</b> through casino games (“You have to learn multiplication really quickly if you’re the craps dealer,” she notes), and she discovered a love of structural design through a summer research program at state universities in her native California. Simmons also valued community service, but she was getting tired of packing and shipping boxes of supplies with her high school service group: She wanted to <b>do</b> more.As<br> a freshman, Simmons jumped right into <b>MIT’s</b> chapter of the <b>national</b> <b>organization</b> Engineers Without Borders (EWB), which was working to improve water quality and access for a community in Uganda. Older students in EWB taught her the basics of hydrology and structural design; the summer after her freshman year, Simmons traveled <a href = "">tinnitusmiracle </a> group to the Ugandan village — her first time outside the United<br><img src=""><br > ; States — where she lived for five weeks <b>with</b> a host family. 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The biggest challenge there, though, was not purifying the water; it was convincing people to do so.Solar water disinfection — also<br><img src=""> <br> ; known<br><img src=""><br> ; as <b>SODIS</b> — is <b>cheap,</b> <b>easy</b> and recommended by the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Red Cross. 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She also worked on water quality in Rwanda with D-Lab for a <b>month</b> during her sophomore year; last<br><img src=" e-Photographs_00.jpg"><br> ; summer she worked for the World Food Programme’s office in Italy, helping coordinate construction and <b>infrastructure</b> projects.In<br> the rest of her time, Simmons pursues another of her passions: sustainable design.Grass<br> for roofs, fiber for steelSimmons remembers the jungles of the <b>Yucatán</b> peninsula, in southern Mexico, as “hot, humid and beautiful.”<br> The heat and humidity were something <b>to</b> consider as she helped design a new <b>biology</b> lab for the Universidad Anahuac Mayab the summer after her sophomore year — a design that included sustainable design elements, such as a “green roof” <b>planted</b> with grass.Back <b>at</b> MIT, Simmons <b>tests</b> concrete designs that include natural <b>fibers</b> like sisal, hemp and jute in the Building Technology Lab with John Fernandez, <b>an</b> <b>associate</b> professor of architecture, building technology and <b>engineering</b> systems.<br> The fibers can <b>actually</b> act as a substitute for <b>steel,</b> <a href = "">directory of ezines review </a> <b>as</b> reinforcement in concrete.“Natural<br> fibers aren’t as energy-intensive to make,” Simmons explains.<br> The design is also a form of carbon sequestration, she <b>says:</b> “The carbon in the plant that might otherwise be burned, for example, is being tucked away.”Simmons, Fernandez and their colleagues have shown that concrete is stronger with fibers than without, but they still need to test different mixes. “One form is where the fibers are <b>cut</b> up and mixed throughout the concrete,” Simmons says. <b>“We’ve</b> also tried to <b>imitate</b> rebar, but with fiber ropes. 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Cuts at <b>world's</b> oldest travel firm come as bed company Dreams loses 400 staff and 300 jobs go at <b>Axminster</b> CarpetsThomas Cook, the world's oldest travel firm, is cutting 2,500 British jobs and closing 195 of its high street travel agencies.Peter<br> Fankhauser, Thomas Cook's <b>Europe</b> and UK chief executive, said it was "never easy" to make job cuts but insisted <b>the</b> company had to make sure its administrative costs were "as <a href = "">aquaponics 4 you download </a> possible".The company, <b>which</b> has already cut more than 1,100 jobs over the past year, will shed up to 1,600 jobs in its high street shops with the remainder coming from administrative positions.Jobs<br> at its head offices in Peterborough and Preston <b>are</b> <b>most</b> at risk, while <b>its</b> Accrington office will be shut.The new jobs cuts represent more <b>than</b> 15% of Thomas Cook's <b>15,500</b> staff.<br> Having recently shut 149 stores, Thomas Cook will be left with 874 travel agencies across the UK and Northern Ireland.Many<br> of the branches being closed are Co-operative Travel stores, which Thomas Cook's previous boss Manny Fontenla-Novoa bought just two year ago."It is never easy to make decisions that impact directly on our people, but we also <b>owe</b> it <b>to</b> <b>our</b> customers to shape the business <b>effectively</b> and ensure that, <b>when</b> they book <b>their</b> holiday with us, our administrative costs are as low as possible," Fankhauser said.He said the cuts would make the company "better" and "more <b>profitable".Thomas</b> Cook, which has been struggling since the 2011 Arab spring uprisings in the Middle East and north Africa put off holidaymakers, lost £590m in the year to the end of September 2012.The company, <b>which</b> was founded by cabinet maker Thomas Cook in 1841, has debts of more than £1.5bn.The Transport Salaried Staffs Association, which represents employees, said it was "shocked and angry" at the scale of the job losses. <b>General</b> secretary Manuel Cortes said:<br><img src=""> <br> ; "This constant policy of <b>slash</b> and burn, with the axing of one in four stores and the loss of jobs, is simply self-defeating. The company needs new products <b>if</b> it to come to terms with the age of the internet and prosper in the 21st century."That<br> is the only way to stop this spiral of <b>decline</b> which repeated bad management decisions over the past<br><img src=""><br> ; five years has led them."Thomas Cook takes 23 million people from across Europe <b>on</b> holiday <b>every</b> year.Thomas CookJob lossesTravel & leisureRupert<br> &copy; 2013<br><img src=" ge_medium_landscape.jpg"><br> ; Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. 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Losing key players including the striker Sylvan Ebanks-Blake to injury has been <b>a</b> factor in Wolves winning only five of his 20 games in charge, but Saunders's selections and <b>tactics</b> have often been hard to understand.This<br> match <b>was</b> a case in point. Judging by the dismayed comments on social media, Stephen Hunt and Bjorn Sigurdarson have been among the club's best players in recent weeks, but both were on the bench, while Bakary <b>Sako,</b> who Saunders admitted afterwards was only "half-fit", started a game the outcome of which felt decided from the moment Kazenga <b>LuaLua</b> scored after barely five minutes.<br> The Brighton winger's second shortly before half-time confirmed the <b>inevitable,</b> and the ease with which Gus Poyet's side <b>saw</b> the game <b>out,</b> husbanding their resources for the forthcoming play-off semi-final against Crystal Palace, was another embarrassment in a humiliating season for <b>the</b> old gold.Saunders,<br> unsurprisingly, made the case for managerial stability. "Look, if you had four managers in <b>Boots</b> the <b>chemist</b> and asked the staff how they feel, they wouldn't know whether they were coming or going: this<br><img src=""><br > ; manager <b>liked</b> what I was doing, this manager doesn't, am I doing <b>the</b> right thing, am I in the right place."The<br> worst thing you can have at a club<br><img src=" _A_Picture.jpg"><br> ; is uncertainty. <b>Someone</b> has to do the job.<br> I'm up for it and I'm going to <b>get</b> on with it," he said.Morgan<br> indicated money would be made available for rebuilding "within the confines of the Football League Financial Fair Play system", but bringing in younger players through <b>the</b> club's academy had <b>to</b> be a large part of the way forward.Wolves <b>are</b> also due to receive another £16m parachute payment, though with a wage bill touching £25m, and falling attendance and commercial revenues, there will surely be a lot more going than coming at Molineux over the summer.Saunders<br> declined to discuss names, though Jamie O'Hara, constantly reminded by<br><img src=""><br> ; the supporters of his reputed<br><img src=""&g t;<br> ; £40,000 a week wages and booed every time he touched the ball, has surely played his last game for the club.<br> The <b>former</b> Spurs midfielder gestured in return <a href = "">forex growth bot </a> his team-mates shuffled awkwardly over to applaud the fans at the end of the game, marched down the tunnel without a backward glance.The contrast <b>with</b> what is going on at Brighton could hardly have been more marked, and Saunders cited the Seagulls, not so very long ago groundless <b>and</b> penniless,<br><img src="" ;><br> ; as an example of how crisis usually contains opportunity."We<br> have <b>been</b> here nearly three seasons and you <b>can</b> see there is a plan, players understand the way <b>we</b> want to play," <b>said</b> Poyet. "When you maintain a group of key players<br><img src=""> <br> ; and staff, it's better, everybody <b>knows</b> that.<br> We are in a great moment as a team and as a club.<br> We finished ahead of Palace, and we need to prove we are the better team. Being Palace there is an extra edge to the games, and we need to control that."Man<br> of the match Kazenga <b>LuaLua</b> (Brighton).ChampionshipBrighton & Hove AlbionWolverhampton WanderersRichard<br> &copy; <b>2013</b> <b>Guardian</b> News and Media Limited or its <b>affiliated</b> companies.<br> All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Man of Steel star warns much-anticipated Avengers-style ensemble film needs considerable<br><img src=""><br> ; <b>time</b> period of 'building up'Man <b>of</b> Steel star <b>Henry</b> <b>Cavill</b> has said he does <b>not</b> expect to see a Justice League film – which <b>would</b> have Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman uniting on the big screen – arriving in cinemas any time soon.The<br> ensemble superhero tale, based on a long-running DC Comics series, is being considered by Warner Bros in the wake of Man of Steel's impressive opening <b>at</b> the global box<br><img src=""&g t;<br> ; office earlier this month.<br> The <b>studio</b> <b>would</b> hope to mirror the success of Marvel's The Avengers, which took $1.5bn last year and currently stands as the third-highest-grossing film of all time.However,<br><img src="">&l t;br> ; Cavill told ABC <b>News</b> he did not believe conditions were yet right for Justice League to go into production."Justice League could be great if done correctly," said <b>Cavill.<br></b> "It's a very <b>tough</b> one to do <b>because</b> the DC Comic heroes are all god-like in their power. So in this real-world universe, real-world <b>setting</b> we're telling our story in, it's <b>going</b> to be tough to achieve that. It has to be done very delicately, with a lot <b>of</b> thought.<br> So, it won't be right <b>away.<br></b> I hope it's not, anyway. 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All rights reserved.<br> | Use of this content is subject to our <b>Terms</b> & Conditions | More Feeds Pakistani schoolgirl who survived Taliban assassination attempt speaks at UN headquarters on day named in her <b>honourMalala</b> Yousafzai, <b>the</b> Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, delivered a powerful <b>address</b> to the United Nations in New <b>York</b> on Friday, calling on governments around the world to provide every child with free education and denouncing the terrorists who attacked her.Malala, who was ambushed on a bus in Pakistan's Swat valley after promoting girls' access to education, said that she would not be silenced and instead stepped up her campaign to eradicate illiteracy <b>and</b> poverty.Speaking to a delegation of more than 500 young people, Malala said: "On the night of 9 October 2012, the Taliban shot me on the left side of my forehead. They shot my friends, too. They thought the bullet would silence us, but they failed."She criticised the <b>Taliban</b> for their <b>interpretation</b> of Islam in their attack on girls' education. "They think that God<br><img src=" ert-express-launch/ g"><br> ; is a tiny, little conservative being who would send girls to the hell <b>just</b> because of going to school. The terrorists are misusing the name of Islam and Pashtun society <b>for</b> their own personal benefits," she said.Malala called for women around the world to be "brave" in their struggle to fight back.<br> "Let us arm ourselves with <b>the</b> weapon of knowledge and let us shield ourselves with unity and togetherness," Malala said.In<br> November, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon declared 12 July, her birthday, Malala Day.<br> While introducing her on Friday at the UN headquarters in New York, Ban said that by targeting Malala, "extremists showed what they fear most: a girl with a book."In her speech, Malala dedicated the day to women around the world.<br> "Malala Day is not my day: today is the day of every woman, every <b>boy</b> and every <b>girl</b> who have raised their voice for their rights," Malala said.She delivered her remarks from a raised <b>platform</b> <b>and</b> said she was wearing a shawl belonging to the <b>late</b> Pakistani politician Benazir Bhutto."Thousands<br> of people have been killed by the terrorists and millions injured, I am just one of them," <a href = "">vitiligo treatment </a> "So here I stand, here I stand, just <b>one</b> girl among many."She<br> said she was at the UN to speak for the education of every child and that she believes peace is necessary for education.<br> "This is what my soul is telling me, be peaceful and love everyone," she said."So<br> today, we call upon the world leaders to change their strategic policies in favor of peace and prosperity," Malala said. She then called on all governments to offer free education, to fight against terrorism and protect children from violence.<br> "We are really tired of these wars," she said.Malala<br> called on women to take up the fight, and not expect men to do it for them.<br> "I am focusing on women's rights <b>and</b> education <b>because</b> they are suffering the most.<br> There was a time when women asked men to stand up for their rights, but this time we will do it for <b>ourselves."She</b> said this was not a call for men to step away from women's rights but that she wanted <b>to</b> focus on encouraging women to empower themselves.<br> "We can <b>not</b> all succeed when half of us <b>are</b> held back," she said.Former British prime minister Gordon Brown, who <b>escorted</b> her to the UN <b>meeting,</b> described Malala as "the <b>most</b> courageous girl in the world".Malala was sent to a British hospital for rehabilitation <b>after</b> the assassination attempt and now attends Edgbaston high school for girls <b>in</b> <b>Birmingham.</b> She also set up the Malala Fund to direct money to education efforts for young women in Pakistan and around the world.A<br> Unesco and Save the Children study (pdf) released to coincide with the speech shows that 57m children around the world are out of school.The<br> study shows that the amount of primary school age children who are not attending school<br><img src=" ap.jpg"><br> ; has fallen<br><img src=""><br> ; from 60m <b>in</b> 2008, but the number of children in conflict-affected <b>countries</b> who <b>are</b> not in school rose from 42% to 50%.A Unesco report released last month warned that efforts to reduce the number of children out of school has hit a <b>"virtual</b> standstill."The data also shows a 6% drop in international aid for basic <b>education</b> between 2010 and <b>2011</b> and an 11% drop in aid for secondary education. Six of <b>the</b> top 10 world donors – Canada, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway and the US – have cut <b>spending.Malala</b> YousafzaiUnited NationsTalibanBan Ki-moonUnescoPakistanAidUniversal primary educationAmanda <b></b> &copy; <b>2013</b> Guardian <b>News</b> <b>and</b> Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our<br><img src=" 600/Zoya_Nail_Polish_Lovely_Spring-2013_tease.jpg"><br> ; Terms & Conditions | More Feeds&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Alison and Bob found common ground in college and say love and humor have kept them together <b>for</b> <b>38</b> years. President Obama orders plans giving U.S. military "full capacity to act" in Libya if situation worsens but expresses several notes of