advertisement advertisement Adam Kalkin isn’t the only architect to make homes out of shipping containers. A handful of architects, including Jennifer Siegal and Lot-Ek, began using them ten years ago as a gritty reaction against the tidy white surfaces of modernism. But nobody has employed shipping containers more inventively than Kalkin, a New Jersey architect and artist who has used them to design luxurious homes, museum additions, and refugee housing. In architectural circles, Kalkin is regarded as something of an oddball. He began his talk at the Urban Center in New York Tuesday night by playing the first five minutes of a Jerry Lewis movie, followed by the actor’s acceptance speech at the Academy Awards last month. His website includes lessons on hitting a tennis forehand and a selection of songs to sing after taking antidepressants. Years ago Kalkin shaved while delivering a lecture at the Whitney Museum. His talk this week was tied to the publication of Quik … [Read more...] about Would You Live in a Shipping Container?
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Rajiv JamkhedkarSerengeti VenturesHave you ever wondered what it is about people who have security and peace about their money and wealth? I know of a big factory-owner, worth over Rs 100 crores, yet does not have peace of mind about his money. The reason - his entire life is built around his factory, his business. When his business does well, he is happy. If bad times reduce his cash-profits, he becomes insecure.Rich people know the secret to wealth and peace of mind - and that is - having many cash-streams coming into their lives (and accounts!) instead of just one. One cash flow - say a salary or profit from a business - will not provide security in all times. On the other hand, multiple cash-flows provides stability and security. In case one cash-flow vanishes or reduces, the other one gives you comfort and sustenance.At this point you may ask: “I am an ordinary middle-class worker. How can I do multiple jobs to create multiple cash-flows?” Let us examine the types of … [Read more...] about How to create multiple income streams and live better
The Nifty50 is expected to open flat on December 11, with a positive bias tracking mixed trend seen in other Asian markets as Sino-US trade talks approached a weekend deadline with little sign of progress.Investors are beginning to suspect that even if US tariffs, due to take effect on December 15, are delayed, it may be 2020 before Washington and Beijing can agree on a broader rapprochement, said a Reuters report.Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a positive opening for the broader index in India, with an 8.5-point gain, or 0.07 percent. The Nifty futures were trading around 11,915 level on the Singaporean Exchange.Close Let’s look at the final tally on D-Street. The S&P BSE Sensex fell 247 points to 40,239 while the Nifty50 closed with losses of 80 points to 11,856. related news Market Live: Sensex, Nifty open higher; Yes Bank, metal stocks in focus What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 10 things to know The rupee settled 12 paise higher at 70.92 … [Read more...] about Market Headstart: Nifty50 seen opening flat; Yes Bank, Bharti Airtel eyed
Six people, including a police officer and two suspected gunmen, were killed in an hours-long shootout that unfolded in the afternoon on December 10 near a cemetery and a kosher grocery store in Jersey City, New Jersey, police said.The two suspects killed acted alone, Jersey City Police Chief Michael Kelly told a news conference hours later in the state's second-largest city, which sits directly across the Hudson River from Manhattan.The two gunmen and three civilian victims were pronounced dead inside the JC Kosher Supermarket. The slain police detective was fatally wounded near a cemetery about a mile away where the shooting apparently started when he tried to intercept one of the suspects, Kelly saidClose There was no immediate evidence the bloodshed was a hate crime or terror-related, he told reporters. related news Democrats unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Uddhav Thackeray approves Rs 500 a quintal subsidy for paddy farmers Kelly … [Read more...] about Six dead, including a cop and two suspects, in New Jersey shooting
Benchmark indices continue to trade on a positive note but is off the high point of the day with Nifty up 12 points and is trading at 11,684 while the Sensex added 72 points and is trading at 39,033 level.Nifty Energy has added half a percent led by gains from HPCL, BPCL, GAIL India and ONGC while Reliance Industries was marginally trading in the red.Nifty PSE is up close to a percent led by NHPC, Power Grid, REC and Coal India among others.Close Selective banking names are up in this afternoon session ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank, RBL Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Syndicate Bank and Union Bank of India. related news Market Live: SGX Nifty indicates flat to positive opening for Indian indices Stocks in the news: Yes Bank, RIL, Piramal Enterprises, IDBI Bank, Reliance Capital, GHCL, PC Jeweller In The News podcast | Massive protests against CAB; Yes Bank still discussing $1.2 bn bid; India … [Read more...] about D-Street Buzz: Over 350 stocks hit 52-week low on BSE; YES Bank down 7%, ADAG stocks fall