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LONDON Nike Air VaporMax Hombre Baratas , July 20 (Xinhua) -- Six new buildings were short-listed Thursday for one of the most prestigious accolades in British architecture -- the 2017 Stirling Prize.

The award is given by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for what is judged to be Britain's best new building of the year.

The shortlist includes a development of six apartments in east London's Barrett's Grove, a subterranean extension of the British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Center, the redevelopment of Chatham Historic Dockyard, a new campus at City of Glasgow College, a restored pier on the south coast (Hastings Pier), and a new photography studio for German photographer Juergen Teller in west London.

"This year's shortlisted schemes show exceptionally creative Nike Air VaporMax Negras Baratas , beautifully considered and carefully detailed buildings that have made every single penny count," said RIBA president Jane Duncan.

"Commissioned at the end of the recession, they are an accolade to a creative profession at the top of its game. Each of these outstanding projects has transformed their local area," added Duncan.

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The winner of the architectural prize will be announced on Oct. 31 in London.

Now in its 22nd year, the Stirling Prize was launched in honor of one of Britain's best known 20th century architects, James Stirling.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- A total of 133,000 tickets for Rio Paralympic Games were sold on Aug. 23, which was a new daily record for Olympic or Paralympic ticket sales, said the organizers on Wednesday.

Since the Olympic Games concluded last Sunday, there has been a surge in demand for Rio 2016 Paralympics tickets.

Xavier Gonzalez, chief executive officer of the International Paralympic Committee, said: "We are greatly encouraged by the increase in demand for Paralympic tickets since Sunday's Olympic closing ceremony.

"In the last 48 hours alone, we have doubled the number of tickets sold overall. It is fantastic."

The tickets in high demand include athletics, swimming, 5-a-side football, wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.

A total of more than 600,000 tickets have been sold so far, over 20 percent of the 2.5 million tickets available.

by Xinhua writer Xue Ying

LOS ANGELES, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Riding on a bike carrying all his stuff, Zilong Wang, a Chinese environmentalist, left a farm in Bay Area in California on Monday morning and embarked on his journey with a mission to advocate for ecological civilization.

For the next two to three years, the 24-year-old will be on the road Nike Air Max 97 Ultra 17 Baratas , heading eastward to march though the continental United States and Eurasia and then all the way to China.

The "pilgrimage," he said, is to seek out personal experiences about the ecological and spiritual awakening happening in the 21st century and explore the cultural and economic landscape of the global village, through the lens of China's interconnectedness with the world.

"The first day (of the journey) was beautiful," Wang told Xinhua on Tuesday. "A passenger in a car rolled down her window, shouting out 'Good job!' with a big smile."

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In the following days, he will visit places that inspire him and meet people who could join him in the course for peace and ecological civilization future.

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In an early interview with Xinhua, he said that he was inspired by the sustainability thinking while in the college.

Born in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in northern China, and growing up Shanghai, Wang studied Christian, Buddhism, Islam Nike Air Max 97 Ultra Baratas , Mormon and other religions. However, what he believes is the Nature, he said.

A four-week trip in China last year changed his view about his mother country, where he said an ecological and spiritual awakening is taking shape in the country.

"There is the China we hear about in the news: the largest economy in the world; lifting hundreds of millions out of poverty and into urban areas; largest CO2 emitter; entrenched corruption; toxic air; poisoned food and water; growing disparity; political uncertainties; global expansion and entanglement."

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During visits to temples, eco-villages among other places and discussions with local Chinese people, "I saw countless people and groups doing their small and inspiring .


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