Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur

first_img Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920774/efjord-retreat-cabin-stinessen-arkitektur Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStinessen ArkitekturOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNorwayPublished on July 11, 2019Cite: “Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur” 11 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore 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 stream ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920774/efjord-retreat-cabin-stinessen-arkitektur Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•Norway Norway “COPY” Houses Architects: Stinessen Arkitektur Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Photographs:  Steve King, Snorre Stinessen Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  2017 Photographs Area:  200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: NemetschekSave this picture!© Snorre StinessenRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Efjord is in a branch off the Ofoten fiord. Ofoten fiord leads from inside of Narvik out to the Lofoten archipelago in Northern Norway. The site is positioned on an island called Halvarøy on a natural ledge in the terrain overlooking the fiord to the west, two of Norway´s most challenging climbing peaks towards the south and protected by a ridge in the terrain towards the east.Save this picture!© Steve KingThe client desired a retreat that focused on the panoramic views of the site, but also transported them to a feeling of isolation and total privacy, away from hectic work days in the city. The conceptual layout opens and closes the building in different directions, where the eastern part of the cabin closes towards some neighbouring buildings and opens towards a ridge and the close terrain on the other side. The opposite directions are sought at the front end of the cabin, opening up to the magnificent views towards the dramatic mountains and the fiord to the west.Save this picture!© Steve KingSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Steve KingThe two volumes are slightly offset to provide for sheltered outdoor areas and views towards the fiord also from the rear volume. The cabin is placed on height with the existing terrain to allow the outdoor spaces to interact seamlessly with the natural terrain. The terrain itself provided a natural orientation and positioning of the building that allows the different functions to work in tune with the movement of the sun and the balance between privacy and views.Save this picture!© Snorre StinessenThe exterior of the cabin consist of two materials; structural glazing and core pinewood. The wood is treated with iron sulfate to achieve an even patina. The interiors are clad in birch veneer, the floors in granite tiles, as the stone outside. Both types of wood are typical for this region. The sauna interiors and the ceiling of the sauna and bathrooms are clad in aspen slats because of the hygroscopic properties of the wood.Save this picture!© Snorre StinessenProject gallerySee allShow lessWhose Eyes on the Street / Liu Jian for the Shenzhen Biennale (UABB) 2019ArticlesArchitect Phil Freelon Passes AwayArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Steve King+ 9Curated by Paula Pintos Share Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen ArkitekturSave this projectSaveEfjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitektur Efjord Retreat Cabin / Stinessen Arkitekturlast_img read more

Great British Duck Race aims to raise £500,000

first_img  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Oswestry-based organisers are encouraging charities to register to take part, and businesses and schools to get involved and nominate a charity.Once registered online, companies, schools and charities are given their own branded Great British Duck Race web page. It is then down to them to persuade clients, supporters, friends and family to visit that page and adopt a duck: “the more ducks your site sells, the more money your charity will make”.The organisers say that they have worked very closely with the Environment Agency to ensure an event that involves placing tons of plastic into a river is environmentally friendly. As well as “making sure that every duck is taken out of the river and doesn’t cause a hazard to the wildlife or river environment”, the organisers say they are “working with several companies to try and ensure that everything used in this race and World Record attempt is fully recyclable.”The World Record for a Duck Race is currently held by The Singapore Duck Race. In 2001, they sold and raced 123,500 ducks, raising $1,200,000 in the process. Great British Duck Race aims to raise £500,000 Tagged with: Events Giving/Philanthropycenter_img Howard Lake | 4 July 2007 | News On 2 September 2007 165,000 rubber ducks will be sent down 1km of the Thames to set a new World Record and raise over £500,000 for participating charities.The Great British Duck Race organisers are encouraging the public to pay £2 to adopt a duck and add a £3 recommended donation to one of the many participating charities. The first duck over the finishing line will win its owner £10,000, and there are 30 other prizes on offer too.The lead partner charities for the race are Down’s Syndrome Association, Sparks and The Waterways Trust. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Organization donates wardrobes for transgender children; gets boost from late-night host

first_imgfizkes/iStock(CINCINNATI) — A Cincinnati LGBTQ organization received a blessing in the form of a celebrity retweet this week when late-night talk show host Seth Meyers urged his followers to support the organization’s fundraiser.The co-founders of Transform, a donation-based organization that helps transgender children build wardrobes to fit their new gender identities, said they had raised about $30,000 as of Thursday evening, thanks to the late-night host’s acknowledgement.“We are almost to $30,000 and honestly so close that I’m hoping we make it by the end of the day,” Tristan Vaught, one of the organization’s three co-founders, tweeted Thursday.“This extends well beyond a few new clothes for a wardrobe. The reach is further than the moments that community is built in our tiny shop,” Vaught added in another post. “My life is being changed just observing the difference this is making in real time.”Transform currently offers a free service to local transgender youth between ages 6 and 18 who recently began their transitions, but they’re raising money to help purchase a new space and expand to accommodate older clients as well.Vaught said the current basement location is small and full of mold, dust and dirt, but he and his team works hard to make it feel like a safe space for their young clients. Vaught co-founded the organization with his friend, Ella Dastillung, and her mother, Nancy Dawson, when Dastillung’s younger sister came out as trans.“You’re not only completely changing your wardrobe, but you’re also like a teenager and you’re changing your style constantly,” Dastillung told ABC News on Thursday. “It’s important to just have a space where everyone’s telling you ‘you look great,’ making you feel good about yourself and good about what you want to do with your look.”The founders said their goal was to create a sanctuary where young people could pick out clothing to fit their new lifestyles in a comfortable and nonjudgmental place.“We’ve kind of become a community center for these kids and their parents. They keep coming back, they want to stay and they want to hang out. I didn’t expect this at at all,” Vaught told ABC News. “We’ve always said we’re here to help you get started on your journey to be authentically you. But what we found is that really it’s about making that community.”“I see these families and they want to support their kids, but they’re strapped for cash,” Vaught added. “It seems like the most simple thing right but for some people it’s miles away. And that’s why we also want to stay very accessible.” Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Human Genome Individuality Adds New Questions

first_imgMission accomplished: “The Human Genome Project” was in the bag by 2003.  Now we understand how humans are genetically wired, right?  Not so fast.  Another human genome was just published, raising a whole new set of questions.  The big issue is that we all have two genomes in one – one from each parent.  Biologists knew this, of course, but for the first time, those two genomes were untangled from one another, and a lot of differences were found: two million, in fact.  How do our two separate genomes behave toward each other?  And if genomes differ this much, what does a concept like “the human genome” really mean? The Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics just published the dual genomes of a 51-year-old German male.  (This contrasts with the mixed genomes from several individuals used in the Human Genome Project.)  A write-up on Science Daily explained, Current sequencing technologies do not deliver both sets of chromosomes separately but instead provide a composite of both versions. Therefore, the scientists had to develop a new method to be able to identify the different sequences of genetic letters for both versions of the chromosomes separately. “In essence, we each have two genomes, inherited from each of our parents, and we need to look at these separately and at their interactions to fully understand the biology of genomes,” says Margret Hoehe, leader of the research group. “We constantly refer to ‘the’ genome. However, it is essential for the development of personalised medicine that an individual’s two sets of chromosomes are considered separately as they can differ regarding their genetic codes and, consequently also, their encoded functions.” The team found many differences between them.  “Importantly,” the article stressed, “90 percent of the genes exist in two different molecular forms.”  They differed at two million positions, and three million base pairs (single nucleotide polymorphisms, or SNPs).  Further, “Between 60 and 70 percent, i.e. the majority of the genes, only arise in their characteristic molecular forms in the individual whose genome has just been analysed.”  Hoehne explained that this means “that the biology of genes and genomes has a strong individual component.”  This has profound consequences for human health.  When mutations are found on one gene, they can be compensated for by the normal gene—if that gene is dominant.  For instance, in this individual, there were two mutations on one chromosome in the infamous BRCA1 gene known to be involved in breast cancer, but since the other was normal, the individual had a healthy copy.  “Overall, the scientists identified 159 mutated genes in their test subject with a disease-predisposing potential, which can impair the function of proteins,” the article said.  “In 86 of these genes, the mutations were found in the same copy of the gene.”  Having two copies of the genes can thus act as a mutational sponge to avoid disease.  “A gene can only make a person sick if one form of it overrides the other or if both copies are affected.” The researchers noted that their findings raise “new and fundamental questions” about genetics, including, “How do the two different molecular forms of a gene behave towards each other? Do they work together or against each other? Which of the two gene forms is dominant and why?”  It’s clear that the mixed genomes sequenced to date, not only in humans but in many other organisms, may be obscuring the answers to these fundamental questions, including the phylogenetic inferences drawn from genomes that may turn out to be non-representative.  These worries, combined with the rising interest in epigenetics (non-coded heritable structures and functions), and the “strong individual component” in our personalized genomes, raise an even more vexing question: how much do we really know what we think we know about molecular biology? Well, one thing we know as FACT is that evolution is a fact fact FACT and anyone who dares question it is an anti-science, bigoted nincompoop.  (This said to pacify our gracious and thoughtful skeptical friends, and to spare them depression caused by the shattering thought of scientism being vulnerable.)(Visited 29 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Engineering improves healthcare

first_imgDr Megan Russell’s most recent project encourages engineering students to develop customised medical equipment suitable for developing country conditions. (Image: Megan Russell) MEDIA CONTACTS • Megan Russell +27 11 559 6311 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s second health train rolls out • Pushing the science envelope • Denel helps maths, science pupils • Yes, it is rocket scienceWilma den HartighDr Megan Russell is using her engineering knowledge to find practical solutions to the problems of healthcare in poorer countries by helping develop medical technology appropriate for more primitive conditions.This young South African’s enthusiasm for engineering earned her a place on this year’s Mail & Guardian newspaper list of 200 remarkable young South Africans, an annual campaign recognising people under the age of 35 who are doing extraordinary things.Russell, an engineer, lectures in the faculty of engineering and the built environment at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Here she has an opportunity to do what she enjoys most – rekindle a love for science through teaching and show how useful science can be.Throughout her studies Russell has dipped into various forms of engineering. She studied electrical engineering and then she did an MSc in biomedical engineering at the University of Cape Town (UCT). In 2007 she moved her studies to Wits University, and last year completed her PhD, specialising in biomedical engineering.Moving beyond theoryRussell’s interest extends beyond pure science to how it can be applied to help people. Now she’s found her niche. She hopes that her work will create more interest in biomedical engineering, which applies engineering principles to medicine and biology.Her most recent project is an initiative that encourages engineering students to develop customised medical equipment suitable for developing country conditions. She hopes healthcare facilities in South Africa and other African countries will be the first to receive these devices.“We have the engineering skills in South Africa to design our own medical equipment, drawing on the expertise of the best local minds,” she says. “I firmly believe the solutions for Africa’s problems must come from the continent.”The initiative forms part of UJ’s Women in Engineering and the Built Environment project, for which she is an ambassador.One of the biggest problems for healthcare in developing countries is the use of imported equipment, she says. If these devices break down, parts are often not available and local technicians can’t repair them.The new devices will be more robust. The must, for example, be able to run without electricity, using only solar power. If a machine requires purified water to operate, it must have a built-in water filter. The availability of machine parts is another requirement.The idea is that engineering students would apply to design medical devices such as blood pressure monitors or infant incubators as part of their final year design project.All the devices to be designed are on the World Health Organisation’s list of necessary technology for healthcare facilities, and many hospitals have a shortage of them.The best designs will be selected and, by commercialising the devices, the project can become self-sustaining.Opening up the project to students can yield good results, Russell says. “Students are driven and want to make a difference. We need to harness their ideas and great engineering designs.”If all goes according to plan, the project could start next year. “To do this we will need funding and people who are willing to invest in students,” she says.Helping tuberculosis patientsIt is Russell’s previous research work that got her interested in developing new and accessible medical technology.For her Masters project at UCT, she helped develop an automated microscope with a built-in digital camera to detect tuberculosis (TB), a leading cause of death in South Africa.“I am very interested in TB and I’m always on the lookout for new technology to apply to this field,” she says.The conventional way to diagnose the lung disease is by X-ray, but this is labour intensive and requires the time of a skilled technician. The new screening device is much faster and decreases technicians’ workload.Further research at UJ is looking into using computer-aided diagnostics to identify TB in patients’ X-rays. Russell recently presented the project’s latest findings at an international congress in Beijing.Now she’s working on developing novel point-of-care laboratories that can improve primary healthcare and disease testing. Depending on how the mobile laboratories are set up, nursing staff can test for TB, CD4 counts and monitor glucose levels.This portable laboratory contained in a box would be used by nursing staff based in remote areas of South Africa, reducing the reliance on the country’s already over-burdened laboratory facilities.“This product could address a huge need in South Africa,” she says.A patient’s sputum sample would be deposited in the laboratory box which, using fibre optic biosensors, would provide a positive or negative TB diagnosis.The portable laboratory will be designed in modular form, making it easier for facilities in developing countries to repair parts. With modular design, broken parts can be fixed in isolation. “People do want to maintain technology and can, but often the parts aren’t available and this is where the problem lies.”Rekindling a love for maths and sciencePerhaps it was her childhood curiosity about how things work that influenced the way Russell thinks about science.“I come from a very science-oriented family,” she says. Her father and both brothers are engineers, and her mother is a chemist. “Everything was always explained to us, we asked lots of questions and if no one knew the answer, someone would find out.”Today she is still asking questions and exploring the possibilities of using engineering to change lives. “I love to use cutting-edge technology to radically improve people’s lives,” she says.“With pure science you further knowledge and this can be very abstract, but engineering is the application of science to solve problems,” she explains. “It just has so many uses for society.”Through her work, Russell is breathing new life into subjects such as maths and science among her students.And she believes the key to nurturing a love for these subjects is to start early.“It starts at school and family life. Interesting and inquisitive parents raise children who are the same,” she says.She believes that good teaching is also essential to get children interested in science. “If you have a love for the subject you are teaching, it is catching,” she says. “Knowing what engineering is, and how powerful it is, will get people interested.”last_img read more

Time to check for cold weather injury in wheat

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Now is the time for growers to check their wheat crops to see if last month’s cold snap injured susceptible plants, a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University said.Because temperatures hit near or below freezing during the week of April 20 in some parts of Ohio, wheat growers may consider checking their crops for potential injury, said Laura Lindsey, a soybean and small grains specialist with Ohio State University Extension.Depending on the wheat’s growth stage and how cold the temperatures were, some plants could have been hurt by the freeze, Lindsey said, noting that the later the growth stage of the plant, the more potential for damage.“As wheat greens up, the plants are more susceptible to damage in freezing temperatures, especially after jointing,” she said. “Based on observations and reports we’ve received from some growers with concerns about the cold and its impact on their wheat crops, we think maybe 3 to 5% of fields may have sustained injury in Ohio.”Statewide, most wheat is between Feekes growth stage 5, or green-up, and Feekes growth stage 6, or jointing, Lindsey said. For plants at Feekes growth stage 6, exposure to temperatures below 24 degrees for at least two hours can cause injury, she said.“The damage to the plant is the most severe when the wheat is at the boot and heading growth stage,” Lindsey said. “Growers whose crops have experienced significant damage still have time to consider whether it would be more advantageous to get rid of the wheat crop and plant soybeans instead.”Signs of wheat injury include discoloration and deformation, she said. For example, on plants in between Feekes growth stages 6 and 8, leaves and stems on freeze-damaged plants become twisted and turn light green or yellow with death of the leaf tips, Lindsey said.“At Feekes 8, the emerging flag leaf appears yellow or dead instead of being a normal healthy green color,” she said. “Secondary unaffected tillers will still develop and produce grain, but those tillers with damaged growing points will stop growing and will not produce a head.”last_img read more

Cloud Computing: Where to Next?

first_imgRelated Posts Regardless, this has been a monumental week for cloud computing. The long established software companies have now lined up with their offering. Microsoft launched Azure. Salesforce.com unveiled Salesforce Chatter, Sales Cloud 2 and Service Cloud 2. IBM announced a cloud analytics platform that leverages Cognos, its business intelligence suite. The more established companies carry the benefit of long established customer channels. IBM and Microsoft fit into this camp. Additionally, Microsoft appears to get it. The Azure platform integrates some open-source components. These companies face their own challenges as much internally as from the customer world. But their presence also means that cloud computing is close to being accepted in the enterprise mainstream. Salesforce.com is a more interesting animal. Benioff is a very aggressive CEO. Business Week is calling him “The King of the Cloud.” He is never shy to lampoon the established software companies in the market. He calls out his competitors like Sugar CRM, which is fighting right back with its own campaign: Behind The Smokescreen, a play on Benioff’s new book: “Behind The Cloud.”Benioff has to show off his partners. He never misses an opportunity to tell you how many customers he has. In a way, he has to play this role. He has the big players running. He has to keep them running, on the defensive, so he can move in with Chatter across the enterprise. That’s the trick right now for Benioff. Moving as fast as he possibly can to gain that permanent traction. The hype is peaking. It’s a different game for the entire market. It’s a race now to win the mainstream. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… In his keynote this morning, Salesforce.comCEO Marc Benioff continued his critique on software companies for their lack of development and sense of entitlement. And not surprisingly, the full-on pitch continued for cloud computing with a parade of executives showing the applications they developed on Force.com.About 19,000 people attended Dreamforce, the annual Salesforce.com event. Partners lined up to get on stage. David Girouard of Google showed a map with all their customers around the globe. He recounted a story with Eric Schmidt, who was astounded by the frustrations that CIO’s expressed about the architecture they inherited. An Accenture executive said that cloud computing is here to stay. He showed the company’s applications on Force.com. The Black Crowes performed last night. The pitch is fever high.What does this all say about the market? Is this an event that marks the point where cloud computing goes mainstream? Have we reached the apex of cloud computing hype?I asked the question on Twitter: Tags:#Analysis#enterprise#Trends alex williamscenter_img Gartner sees the hype this way: 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Facebook Updates News Feed With Dedicated Feeds, Bigger Photos

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Facebook A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Still, the main News Feed should retain the same mix of updates it always has, pushed by Facebook’s Social Graph algorithms. Chris Cox, the director of product for Facebook, said that Facebook hadn’t changed anything about its ranking algorithms for those updates. Facebook has also come under fire for allegedly suppressing updates that wasn’t promoted in the News Feed. Earlier this week, Nick Bilton of the New York Times essentially accused Facebook of encouraging a pay-to-play scheme. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban also said he had been encouraged to pay Facebook to increase the number of people who would see his posts.Facebook denied the charges, saying its algorithms have made recent attempts to focus more on higher-quality stories, and that engagement was actually up for social media figures with more than 10,000 followers. markhachman Facebook rolled out an updated News Feed on Thursday, aiming to provide a “personalized newspaper” featuring updates both from friends and selected news sources.The new News Feed will be slowly rolled out to users over the next few weeks. (To get it early, click this link to join the waiting list.)Photos Take Prominencecenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos The new News Feed look steals ideas from Facebook’s mobile apps, which have focused on prominently showcasing photos. To that, Facebook has added a bevy of new feeds, or ways of displaying updates on your page. These include distinct feeds for music, photos, games, updates from “close friends,” and those from people and Pages you follow.Facebook also lifted the left-hand nav bar from its mobile application and added it to the Facebook desktop, so that people won’t have to navigate back through the Facebook home page to move through the site.“News Feed is one of the most important services that we’ve built,” Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said at an event at its Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. “It take all the things that your friends are doing and puts them all in one place.”Probably the most important updates that friends share within the News Feed are photos, Facebook executives said. Zuckerberg said that about half of the average News Feed consists of photos, which will be displayed in a larger format, along with albums. That, unfortunately, will now also include image-driven ads. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The larger photos will help eliminate some of the unusable space that dominates the page. Julie Zhuo, the director of design for Facebook, said that less than 40 percent of the current Facebook page is taken up by the News Feed design. “The rest, quite frankly, is clutter,” she said.Facebook’s “Sports Pages”One of the recurring themes of the Facebook presentation was that users should be encouraged and be able to look for specific subject-specific feeds — something the company has quietly done before, but always suppressed behind the main feed. It’s the Facebook equivalent of a traditional newspaper’s sections, which could include business or sports. Within the News Feed, these will be organized into topical feeds — with, presumably more to come. “We believe that the best personalized newspaper should drill into any topic that you want to discuss,” Zuckerberg said. “And it should let you drill down into the one topic that you want.”Feeds showcasing Photos, Music, and the other content categories will be organized chronologically, in an attempt to push as much relevant material in front of Facebook users as possible. The Music feed will show what users are listening to on Spotify, what artist pages they like, and what concerts are playing nearby or in the near future. Facebook didn’t go into what the Games feed would include, but presumably there will be frequent updates by apps from Zynga and its competitors.last_img read more

Holm aiming for upset of Justino, 2nd title belt at UFC 219

first_imgJust over two years after Holm (11-3) won the UFC bantamweight title with a jaw-dropping stoppage of Ronda Rousey, Holm is a big underdog when she steps into the T-Mobile Arena cage in Las Vegas to take her shot at Justino (18-1) for the featherweight belt.Justino seems unbeatable. The Brazilian hasn’t lost since her MMA debut in 2005, and she has honed a physical, pounding style that no fighters have solved — or even survived to the bell in any fight since 2008.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderBut Rousey seemed equally unbeatable when she entered the cage with Holm in Australia — and the whole world saw what happened when Holm kicked Rousey in the head.“I think there are similarities with the feeling of it,” said Holm, who also had her share of impressive wins as a professional boxer before entering MMA. “I think that because I’ve done it more than once now, in boxing and (more prominently) with Ronda, to be the underdog and come in, I think that people think, ‘Oh, OK, well, Holly is capable of doing some things.’ But I feel like there’s more of a curiosity behind it. Not necessarily just thinking I can’t do it, but kind of, ‘Hmm, I wonder if she’s going to do it this time.’” Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH The UFC is hoping that plenty of people are wondering what will happen when the promotion wraps up an eventful 2017 with its traditional end-of-the-year show in its hometown.The UFC 219 card also includes the long-awaited return of lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0), who hasn’t fought all year and has been in the cage only three times since April 2014. The Dagestan-born Russian, who missed weight for a much-anticipated bout with new lightweight champion Tony Ferguson in March, will take on Brazil’s Edson Barboza.The pay-per-view portion of the card begins with the return of popular welterweight Carlos Condit, who will take on durable veteran Neil Magny.Justino has won eight straight fights by stoppage, most in brutal fashion. Only her use of performance-enhancing drugs has slowed Justino’s dominance of her division and the women’s sport in general, particularly since she finally joined the UFC last year.“I think Holly is a great fighter for me, because she’s a big name, too,” Justino said. “She has a lot of fights, a lot of experience. I think it would be a great fight.”ADVERTISEMENT While Justino would be the favorite in any bout, Holm is intriguing because of her highs and her lows.She stopped Rousey with that vicious head kick and earned instant fame beyond her sport, but then she followed up with three consecutive defeats, including a lackluster decision loss to Germaine de Randamie in February for the inaugural women’s UFC featherweight title.When de Randamie gave up the belt rather than fight Justino in her first defense, Justino claimed the strap with a win over Tonya Evinger in July. Holm ended her skid with a stoppage of Bethe Correia in June and then booked her second shot at the featherweight title.While Holm could make MMA history with a win over Justino to claim a belt in her second weight class, this fight also presents a chance for Justino to beat the most famous female fighter aside from Rousey, whose career appears to be over one year after her comeback loss to Amanda Nunes.Holm and Justino are both accomplished strikers with polished punching skills, so it won’t be a surprise if this bout is contested on the feet. Holm’s style appears to give her a chance against Justino, who hasn’t faced many strikers with Holm’s ability.And while Holm is the underdog, she is determined to enjoy her chance to become a two-belt champion.“It’s not just any fight card in Vegas,” Holm said. “It’s the last fight card of the year, and it’s a busy time in Vegas. I feel like there’s going to be a lot of energy, and my whole thought is just to take all that energy in and just live in it and be in the moment.” /cbb Holly Holm of the United States reacts after knocking out Bethe Correia of Brazil during their UFC women’s bantamweight event at the UFC Fight Night in Singapore on June 17, 2017. AFPHolly Holm has already shocked the sports world with one upset victory over a seemingly unbeatable mixed martial arts champion.She sees no reason she couldn’t do it again when she faces Cris “Cyborg” Justino in the main event of UFC 219 on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:42Stars face off at ONE: Dawn of Heroes01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Belo to the rescue Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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PH caging returns to world stage

first_imgAsian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Inquirer Sports resumes its report on personalities and events that made 2017 a year to remember.2023 FIBA WORLD CUPThe Philippines won the hosting rights to the 2023 Fiba World Cup after the Fiba (international basketball association) Central Board approved the country’s three-nation bid with Japan and Indonesia this December in Mies, Switzerland. The three hosts earned outright World Cup berths.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ CLYDE MONDILLAAt 24, Mondilla emerged as the new ICTSI Philippine Golf Tour Order of Merit champion after sweeping the last two legs of the circuit, including the P3-million The Players Championship last September.Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netCOLLEGE BASKETBALLFierce rivals Ateneo and La Salle starred in another epic UAAP Finals showdown. But the Blue Eagles came out triumphant this time with Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go taking charge in dethroning the Green Archers, 88-86, in the do-or-die Game 3. In the NCAA, San Beda completed a finals sweep to bag its 10th championship in 12 years. Robert Bolick led the Red Lions in upsetting the Lyceum Pirates who won all 18 elimination games. (To be continued) Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues June Mar Fajardo. Photo from Fiba.comJUNE MAR FAJARDOCementing his status as the best basketball player of his generation, the 28-year-old Fajardo claimed his fourth straight PBA Most Valuable Player award. The 6-foot-10 slotman, aside from powering San Miguel Beer to the Philippine Cup last March and the Commissioner’s Cup last July, helped Gilas Pilipinas stay unbeaten in two games in the Fiba World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder Obiena puts SEA Games tragedy behind him View commentslast_img read more