Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Money & Politics in Turkey: Show Me The Money!

How does money relate to politics in Turkey? Michael Rubin just wrote a scathing article about Turkey's AKP and where the money comes from.

There's an old saying that if you want to find out who sponsors what and the direction it takes, follow the money.

Find out on "Green Money, Islamist Politics in Turkey!"

Nice Change!

When I started to write for this site on February 29. I couldn’t imagine that my life was going to change. In fact it was already changing without telling me. Or giving me any clues.

As I am a person who is always busy with work and socializing, I suddenly changed in a person who was sleeping all the time.

I drunk a lot of energy drinks. But nothing helped. Everybody was concerned. I was too. Because this was not me.

Hans started asking me why I didn’t keep me to my given word. I agreed to write once a week, but I just couldn’t...because my energy level was still under construction.

And someone inside of me was also under construction. A little mini "me" or "he". Yes I’m pregnant!

I’m going to be a mother, what a nice change!

My little darling inside of me; just grow. Mummy is going to take another nap.

A nice office in India, Cybertech egg

Cybertecture Egg is a new office design set to be built in India. The smart architectural egg is a design based on interactive building designs of the future, a term being referred to as Cybertecture, dubbed by company, Cybertecture International.

When it is complete, The Cybertecture Egg in Mumbai, India will be one of the world’s most high tech office buildings. The structure, which appears to be resting on an angle, does not have a rounded tip, but instead the top of the 13th floor on the 32,000 sq m building is flat. In it rests a sky garden that will perform thermolysis.

“PV panels will be installed on top of the building and a wind turbine on the sky gardens will generate electricity,” World Architecture News says. “A water filtration system will also be incorporated into the building to recycle grey water for flushing and irrigation purpose.”

The building is packed with elements intended to give those working in the building the top in terms of office luxury, including health monitors in bathrooms that are capable of performing on-site testing like weigh-ins and blood pressure checks.

They’ve estimated the project will be complete by the end of 2010.

Day Opening - June 3

Utrecht, Domtower, the Netherlands

Utrecht, Janskerkhof, Student society and university buidings.