The City of The Future

Toronto is a city that is filled with young people. A city of the future; one which houses the people of the future. As the city of the future the way it does things are very different. People do not work the same way as they used to and they do not live the same way they used to. People have become more work oriented, the age of marriage has gone up quite a bit, and people now like to settle down and own property in the big city rather than living on the outskirts of it.

The difference in the attitudes of people with regard to how they want to live their lives is apparent in the statistics found in the Canadian census. It was recorded that, when the last census was done, 1 in every 8 families had moved in to a condo instead of a house. Most of the people who were moving in to condos were moving to prime locations within big cities, and it is expected that the number of people who are moving out of apartments and house and going to condos will increase over the next few years.

This is all happening because young people do not necessarily believe in going about their lives the way the generations before them have and do not believe that they have to settle down early and get a house in the suburbs right away. People like living in the city and have grown accustomed to the life there, and buying a condo is the perfect thing for these people as it lets them do all of that but also lets them live in their own home in the city. Many projects, like Lakeside Residences, have started popping up because of this all over the city of Toronto.

Understanding Evolution in The Context of Religion

When you think about you really start questioning, is the theory of evolution really on different ends of the spectrum? According to Christianity’s most renowned figure Pope Francis the answer to this question is no. There have been one too many arguments about evolution and creationism and they never come to a conclusive understanding, neither side is willing to understand or listen to the other party. Even though Evidence of Design and evolution have been incorporated and in our daily lives, according to the statistics a lot of Catholics do tend to accept that evolution is very much real in one form or another but they are never entirely sure about it. However, if you have any doubts in mind, we would like to address them right now and clear them out. Following are some of the facts and interesting things that we have learned about understanding evolution in the context of religion, check them out below.

Christian Church Has Accepted Evolution

Although because of Pope Francis the talks of debates on evolution and creationism have been in the lime light we all need to know that he is not the first representative of the Holy Church that has accepted the theory of evolution presented by Charles Darwin. In the 1959 one of the Pope actually agreed and said that the evolution and the teachings of the church could coexist in this world.


If we take a look at the statistics in the united states, you will realize that the biggest chunk of the population that has rejected this theory of evolution is actually protestant Christians. Whereas, most of the Catholics have accepted this theory in one way or another but not fully as yet, despite the church having accepted the existence of evolution.

Jazz Out

To travel in luxury is a dream for many people out there. To be out on the roads turning heads as you cruise the streets in style leaves you feeling good. Something that provides this luxury to you are limousines. They deliver unto you the aspect of class as much as it can provide comfort. Whether it’s to some corporate meeting or funky party, arriving in a limo really shows off some class and authority. Despite what most would believe, renting out a limousine for your purposes isn’t really all that expensive at all.

Just take into account the amount of people a limo can hold and it’s really no more different than renting out a cab. Except you travel in a much more deluxe vehicle. One that would make a great memory for your wedding day or prom and certainly leave an impression on the others. Not only are you guaranteed precious and fond memories to last you a lifetime, but you also get a comfortable and safe ride on the big day of the event. Even if it’s just for a night out on the town here in Austin, Texas, why not make it special with a limousine ride from a professional limo renting and transportation service provider like the people down over at a R&R limo?

They’re commissioned by people both big and small for a variety of purposes. Though the main idea is to deliver a message that the person getting out of it is one of importance and authority, they could just serve as convenient portable meeting rooms for they are spacious inside and when you have to discuss important matters while also making your way to the next destination, a limousine can fulfil both requirements for you. You’ll find your money well spent.

Combat Sports: What You Need to Know Beforehand

I personally know a lot of people who aren’t interested in MMA, yet they end up watching some of the most iconic matches, or are at least aware of them. A lot of people who don’t know MMA ended up tuning in on the Connor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fight, the same case applied to the infamous Ronda Rousey vs. Holmes match. When you tune into these fights, you cannot help but feel yourself get physically excited. Some people start screaming while others start fidgeting and becoming visibly restless. There is something about watching raw human strength at its finest being put to the test that makes it so captivating to watch, and that addictive to become a sport one wants to actively participate in.

Contact sports like MMA, Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai etc. are all interesting sports, a lot of which have a strong cultural history behind it. So, a lot of people end up wanting to participate or start doing these sports as well, however, it is important to know a few things before you take the first step.

• First of all, if you want professional training done, or in a place with the right equipment and the right people, it is going to cost you a decent amount of money. Similarly, you also have to spend money on proper gear as well, you can check out this MMA Warfare site for more details.
• You will not immediately start with matches. You actually have to spend at least a month or more working on your basics, and strength before you even get to actually start fighting.
• These sports take up a lot of time and energy, so you won’t have time to do other things once you dedicate yourself to it.
• It gets really difficult on the body and the risk of injury is always there.

Texas Tech’s Timeless Spanish Architectural Masterpiece

When describing the cultural origins of the United States, the best way to sum it all up in a single sentence would be that “people brought what they knew with them”, there are countless examples littered all across the USA, all of which show the expansive diversity littered all throughout the region. You can find buildings from different cultural and regional backgrounds, all kinds of people and all kinds of belief systems, Texas’s renowned Texas Tech University is one of the most unique looking universities that one can find in America. This Spanish styled collection of academia buildings is listed as the top five most beautiful universities in America, and the reasons behind its particular design are something that will make anyone think of the building as not only a university, but also as a relic of a bygone era.

This building’s architecture dates back to the time when the Spanish conquistadors’ presence was in Latin America, the time they spent here resulted in a lot of their tastes, cultural aspects and their knowledge rubbing off on the locals. Texas used to be a part of New Spain, when the Spanish started building here, the came up with a new kind of architecture due to the fact that they had to make adaptations because of the environment. This led to the creation of buildings that looked unique, but at the same time, payed homage to traditional Spanish architecture.

At the time of its conception, the area in which this university stands today was isolated, far away from any sort of settlements, this factor also influenced the university’s design; the architects made the entire campus quite spread out over a large area. The architects, namely William Ward Watkin, Paul Horn and Wyatt C. Hedrick, also wanted to come up with a university that would be able to express itself through its physical shape, they wanted to create a campus that would integrate with the cultural climate in the area and all of this led to a campus that would look like it had been teleported straight out of the heart of Spain.

Its stone grey walls consist of materials sourced from local quarries, giving the structure a very Spanish Renaissance era feel, the bricks used in the construction were all specifically made or the campus so that the tan color of Spain could be fully captured. Even as the campus grew over the years, it is remarkable that just how similar and uniform ever building looks, a lot of effort has been put into preserving this heritage’s original look and atmosphere even after the many times it has been further worked on.

Many architects face a trade-off between either preserving a building’s looks or to mold it to fit in with modern structures, the architects behind this university campus chose to do the former, and because of that, this university is one of the very few campuses out there that leave one bedazzled every time they see it.

Adapting Climate Change to Counter The Effects of Incoming Climate Changes

Despite what some people like to say, global warming is real and its effects on our climate have already started to become obvious, in the past few years the entire world has been subject to the effects of our climate shifting, resulting in an increase of natural disasters that various regions have never experienced before. At the very core of building gigantic structures and more and more homes popping up everywhere is because humans needs shelter to live in, if you go around the world you will see that every region has its own kind of buildings that are designed to shield their occupants from the various elements that exist in the area.

For example, Japan has buildings that are more resilient to earthquakes, but one cannot expect buildings to last forever, when natural disasters come, even the strongest building will fall if it has not been constructed to specifically counter such events. Fortunately there has been a lot of advancement in our architectural capabilities over the centuries and various experiments are begin carried out to prevent natural disasters from being too taxing in the future. What architects should focus on the most right now is to come up with constructional designs that safeguard from the forces of nature.

America has recently been struck by two catastrophic hurricanes in a row and Mexico has had its hands full after its latest earthquakes, both nations have faced a lot of loss but fortunately there are many architects who have been working tirelessly in order to turn the tides and provide refugees with shelter. Cargo containers have been transformed into shelters, concert halls and gymnasiums have been repurposed into makeshift living areas and in some cases architects are even re-erecting half structures so that their owners can settle down once again. The amount of ingenuity is endless, and there are numerous other parties who are working on finding out ways in which they can avert crises like this in the future.

Architects have also fully accepted the fact that no amount of reinforcements can keep the forces of nature at bay, so instead of trying to oppose them, they have accepted them and integrated them into their design strategies, building in confined areas to avoid rising sea levels, finding ways to break strong coastal winds and more. However, the biggest obstacle that comes in the way is how to implement such strategies in already existing urban areas, unfortunately, there are not any solid answers available so far but hopefully we can expect them in the near future.

It is high time that the world accepts the fact that climate change is happening and at a really fast rate due to the effects of our modernisation, the longer we ignore this problem the more it will put our long term sustainability at risk. The best way an architect can do this is by erecting structures that are designed with the long term changes of their environment kept in mind.

Africa’s Heritage And Ancient Architecture Discredited

People mostly think of Africa is a barren wasteland that has done very little to contribute to civilisation’s history, but the truth is that Africa has an incredibly diverse and captivating history, with many great and advanced civilisations rising and falling there. This continent is home to some of the most bizarre and mysterious manmade objects of history, many of which are thought to have been impossible to erect without advanced tools and equipment. The pyramids of Giza are one such example of architectural masterpieces, even after decades of research these structures are still shrouded in mystery.

This confusion has led to the rise of many theories, some of which are so bizarre that they have led to aliens being responsible for erecting such structures, while not every certified research and archaeological society backs such claims, almost none of them seem to want to rule them out. This leads to many believing that the root cause of crediting aliens for building these monuments rather than humans leads to an ugly and age old problem; racism.

Throughout history, Europeans have taken every opportunity that they could to walk over other races, the reason why a large majority of Africa is in such a state today is due to the fact that the British pillaged Africa of its riches and resources and left it desecrated, just like they did to the subcontinent and many other places that they “colonized”. One might ask that what part racism has to play in uncovering the many mysteries of the ancient world. There is a lot of harm that racism can inflict on the heritage of a certain race, people believing bizarre claims of aliens being responsible for the many wonders of Africa rather than the people of Africa themselves shows that there is a general acceptance of the fact that Africans simply were never capable enough to carry out such feats.

The pyramids are just one example of ancient structures being related with extra-terrestrial life forms, the famous Nazca lines are also considered as sure signs of alien life, besides the obvious disrespect to African culture, such theories also lead to collateral damage caused to these sites by pseudo-scientists looking to unearth the truth by themselves. In 2014, a group of German scientists chiselled out a chunk of the pyramids of Giza without authorization so that they can study its nature, in 2017 it was reported that Nazca graves had been raided by pseudo-scientists, the list of such vandalism goes on and on.

Such activities lead to rising restoration and maintenance costs for preserving such heritage sites, the most recent overhauling of the pyramids costed a whopping $45 million back in 2008. There have been discussions going on to bring such acts of vandalism under control, but the fact still remains that there has been little effort done to curb out notions of aliens building advanced monuments and actually giving credit where it should be given; to the various civilisations that once existed in Africa.