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How a Portuguese toilet cistern wins an Oscar for design

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How a Portuguese toilet cistern wins an Oscar for design

From Esgueira, Aveiro, the Portuguese company Oli demonstrates how a simple cistern can inspire designers and win international awards, including the if Design 2021, an award versus an Oscar.

And the secret may lie in simplicity, where creativity combines a bit of stainless steel and two strings to be pulled in the bathroom.

“At home, in a hotel, in a restaurant, in a hospital or in a concert hall, the bathroom takes on new functionality and new aesthetics, and Oli is at the forefront of the brands that are developing this change,” comments Antonio Ricardo Oliveira, administrator of the company founded by his father. received an international award with a plaque “Less is More” by the Italian architect Alessio Pinto.

Inspired by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s principle of “less is more”, the new stainless steel solution replaces the traditional flush plates with two cords, which are the first sanitation devices in history, but also provide a clear feel. intuitive, no pros and cons, the right choice to download.

But in fact, iF Design 2021 is the second international award this card has received this year after it won the Red Dot Award in April.

“To win IF Design, which is the main prize for design all over the world, it is a confirmation of the investment and work that Oli has developed to make the bathroom a place of balance, comfort and well-being through a combination of aesthetics and technology, ”says the administrator.

And, he adds, this is a recognition of the strategy “to strengthen the relationship with architecture through partnerships with leading architects such as Alvaro Siza Vieira (Pritzker Prize 1992), Eduardo Souto Moura (Pritzker Prize 2011), Romano Adolino and now, Alessio Pinto who has applied his talent to create unique pieces that are transforming bathrooms around the world. “

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Accustomed to exporting 80% of its products to 80 countries, Oli has 419 employees, is continuously working on the production of 2 million tanks and 2.8 million mechanisms per year, has 38 valid patents and ended 2020 with a turnover of 60 million euros.

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Galopim de Carvalho awarded by the Portuguese Association of Geologists | Geology

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This Saturday, Antonio Galopim de Carvalho will be honored by the Portuguese Association of Geologists (APG). This morning at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (FCUL), the Session “Scientific Dissemination, an Important Part of Life Story” is part of the APG’s 13th Annual Meeting and provides an opportunity to see and hear a Portuguese geologist known as the “grandfather of the dinosaurs.” The night before, this Friday, at the end of the day, Galopim de Carvalho will also be at the National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon Botanical Gardens and Principe Real Gardens, participating in the Night of European Explorers program in the inevitable talk of dinosaurs. …

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Palmeiras-loaned defender joins Portuguese Championship round

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Palmeiras-loaned defender joins Portuguese Championship round

Defender Pedrau, loaned by Palmeiras to Portimonense from Portugal, started the season well at the club and was selected to compete in the 6th round qualifier for the Portuguese Championship. The nomination came after a 2-1 home win over Santa Clara. On the field within 90 minutes, the defender made six cuts, two interceptions and two tackles, which was the third-best result of the match according to SofaScore.

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In total, Pedrao has four appearances for Portimão’s side in the competition, all in the starting lineup, with two wins, one draw and only one defeat. In 360 minutes on the field, he has eight interceptions, eight tackles and 13 undercuts, averaging 64 hits per game.

– I am happy to participate in the selection of the sixth round. I thank Professor Paulo Sergio for giving me the opportunity and continuity, it is very important for me to get along with my colleagues. I played only four games in the squad and already feel very good and have adapted to our game system, ”the defender analyzed.

Good play is also a consequence of the moment Portimonense is experiencing in competition. After six rounds, the team is ranked sixth in the league with three wins, one draw and two losses, four points behind the team. Sporting, the first club in the Champions League classification zone. In addition to Pedrao, the cast includes Ivan Angulo, who was also loaned by Palmeiras.

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– I think that my appearance in the round selection is completely connected with the moment in which the club lived. We are sixth in the championship and second in defense. The defensive work of our team has been done very well, ”stressed Pedrau.

Taken by Verdao for the season, the player traveled to Europe with a value set at 800,000 euros for 50% of his economic rights. For the negotiations to take place, Verdao extended the player’s contract, which expired at the end of 2022, until the end of 2023. The Portuguese club can take advantage of the purchase priority at the end of the rental period.

“Now I will continue to work hard to show my maximum at Portimonense, to be among the best in the round more often and to achieve the club’s goals for the season, because we started very well and it gives us full confidence,” he concluded.

Pedrau asked coach Abel Ferreira, returned, but was again loaned out. Wearing an Alviverd shirt, he played only two matches for the professional squad. At Verdao’s base, he became part of the group that was the 2018 Brazilian Champion.

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Meet Road 96, a procedural adventure entirely in Portuguese

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Meet Road 96, a procedural adventure entirely in Portuguese

French independent studio DigixArt recently launched Road 96. Led by veteran Ioan Fanise (Valiant Hearts, Memories Retold), the game is an ever-evolving narrative adventure inspired by Tarantino, the Coen brothers and Bon Joon Ho.

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Developed by a team of 15 developers, Road 96 chronicles a summer 1996 journey, not just travel. On this risky journey to the frontier, you will meet amazing characters and uncover their interconnected stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure.

However, every kilometer opens up a choice. Your decisions change the whole adventure, the people you meet, maybe even the world. There are thousands of roads in the authoritarian country of Petria, and you will need to determine which one to take?

Road 96 is available for Nintendo Switch and PC (Steam, GOG and Epic Store for R $ 49.96). On October 8, the game will still receive a physical version, which includes several exclusive items, as shown above.


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