German designers roll out weatherproof shelter pods

first_img Share via Shortlink (Ulmer Nest)A group in Germany has come up with a novel way to provide emergency shelter to people experiencing homelessness in their city.A six-person team in Ulm has designed wood and steel “pods” that are relatively cheap to build, waterproof and windproof, the BBC reported. The shelters, called Ulmer Nests, are in their second year of trials.The team conceived of the idea in 2018 and tested out its first pods last winter. They’re designed to keep two people protected from the harsh weather in Ulm, a city at the edge of the Alps, although the team said that they are not meant to be alternatives to indoor shelters.“[We] spent a good deal of time improving insulation and climate management, to be able to keep humidity and temperature at the best possible levels while operating on a limited budget of energy,” a team member said, according to BBC.Each Ulmer Nest is powered by solar panels and outfitted with lights, an alarm system and ventilation. They have sensors to monitor temperature, humidity, smoke and carbon dioxide levels inside.A motion sensor pings social workers so they know when a pod is being used. Workers can then offer assistance to the person using the shelter and ensure the pod is cleaned before it’s used again.The team is looking for cities to partner with as well as investigating means to manufacture the pods on a larger scale. [BBC] — Dennis Lynch Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink EuropehomelessnessReal Estate and Politicslast_img read more

Dalglish’s son thanks well-wishers after Liverpool legend gets virus

first_imgKenny Dalglish’s son admitted he was “truly humbled” by the messages of support that poured in from across the football world after the Liverpool legend tested positive for the coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games? Loading… center_img Dalglish found he had the virus after being admitted to hospital on Wednesday for treatment for a separate infection which required intravenous antibiotics.The 69-year-old Scot’s family said on Friday he is not showing symptoms of the disease, but Liverpool fans, current players and old stars were quick to send him their best wishes.Dalglish’s son Paul responded on Twitter, writing: “It’s not my place to comment on my old man, he can do that for himself in due course.“Truly humbling messages from supporters of all teams.“I’m sure we can all agree this is more important than football and that we are all united as blues to support the NHS. Stay safe everyone.”Dalglish’s daughter, Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates, also shared a message of thanks to fans for their kind words and well wishes.“Thank you so much for your lovely messages and I’m really sorry I can’t reply to them all,” she tweeted.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker said on Twitter: “Love from Becker family to Sir Kenny Dalglish!!”Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher tweeted: “Hopeful Kenny will be rid of the virus ASAP.”Blackburn, who Dalglish led to the Premier League title in 1995, said: “Everyone at Rovers would like to send their love and best wishes to Sir Kenny Dalglish and his family.”Dalglish won the Scottish league title with Celtic as a player on four occasions before signing for Liverpool in 1977.Kenny Dalglish with his wife Marina after being knighted in 2018Read Also: Liverpool legend Dalglish tests positive for coronavirusAt Anfield, he captured eight English league titles, three FA Cups and three European Cups as a player and in two managerial spells.In his Liverpool playing career, he scored 172 goals in 515 games.As well as his role in Liverpool’s golden era in the 1970s and 1980s, Dalglish received plaudits for supporting victims’ families after 96 fans died in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more