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Union attacks longer hours plan at HSBC

first_img Show Comments ▼ Union attacks longer hours plan at HSBC Share HSBC HAS come under fire from its clerical union over claims it will downgrade the contracts of thousands of its branch managers.Unite has written to the bank following an announcement yesterday that it wishes to change the working week of managers from five days to a six day week. HSBC will also reduce management sickness absence pay to a maximum of 26 weeks and halve the contracted level of benefit.The bank says the changes are necessary to allow it to change its opening hours to coincide with the times its customers wish to bank. This includes rolling out Saturday opening. A spokesman told City A.M. only managers will be affected by compulsory changes.A Unite spokesman said: “We are appalled that HSBC has decided to unilaterally impose changes to the contracts of its staff. These bank managers work extremely hard for long hours and earn salaries as low as £19,000 per year.“Any attempt to force through changes to managers’ contracted hours of work will be fiercely resisted by Unite.”The union also expressed concerns over the general treatment of the bank’s management, which it says are currently denied the right to have the union negotiate on their behalf. Tuesday 10 August 2010 8:32 pm Tags: NULL whatsapp whatsapp Read This NextFresh Fruit Sushi: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCreamy Pumpkin Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof KCS-content last_img read more

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No cheap fixes for Ireland’s woes

first_imgMonday 15 November 2010 8:21 pm No cheap fixes for Ireland’s woes NO ONE wants to pay for Ireland to be bailed out. But Britain must face, along with its European partners, the danger that an Irish default presents.Britain is liable for 13.6 per cent of the €60bn (£50bn) European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism. An Irish bailout from the fund could therefore cost Britain as much as £7bn, and perhaps another £3bn through its IMF commitments. That may seem arbitrary and unfair, especially for a country sensible or fortunate enough not to have become enmeshed in the euro’s internal tensions.Yet Britain is hardly isolated from the Irish or the wider European economy. Recall how Iceland’s crisis imposed real costs on the UK, where British councils alone had £1bn invested in Icelandic banks. Today, Britain’s banks are heavily exposed to Ireland. At the end of last year, Bank of England figures show that British banks held £107bn of Irish debt. RBS revealed a £4.28bn exposure as recently as July. That is not even to consider the impact on trade with one of our nearest neighbours – Ireland is Britain’s fifth-biggest trading partner, receiving 7 per cent of our exports. Ireland’s problems are ours too.But the real problem here is the lack of a mechanism for failure. Angela Merkel’s comment yesterday that “if the euro fails, then Europe fails,” might not always sound so catastrophic to British ears, but the fallout from a European collapse could scarcely fail to injure us too. Ireland is a reminder that we lack a suitable way to manage sovereign failure. We need to find an alternative to the kind of system we have now, rife with moral hazard, where no one is prepared to accept losses are possible – without risking crippling economic contagion from the debts that moral hazard has already allowed to accumulate. A solution is proving intractable.Euro-area finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today, but yesterday, even as Portugal’s finance minister Teixera dos Santos urged them to “do what is most appropriate together for Ireland and the euro”, the Irish government called rumours of an EU bailout “fiction”.Whatever happens next, it is a tale without a happy ending, and without heroes. Ireland’s political class has landed the country in a calamitous economic situation, to which Europe and the euro also made a substantial contribution. In the short term, Angela Merkel’s comments helped to precipitate the Irish bond anxieties that brought this crisis to a head. And in the long term, it was Ireland’s membership of the euro that forced it to accept the low interest rates that inflated the bubble that has now exploded. We are all left to face the consequences. There are no easy answers here, and no cheap fixes either. whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) HY2012 Interim Report

first_imgJulius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Julius Berger Nigeria Plc (JBERGE.ng)  2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileJulius Berger Nigeria Plc is a civil engineering and construction company in Nigeria. The company is involved in the planning, design and construction of major civil engineering and civil works which encompasses office and functional buildings, residential houses, sports and recreational facilities as well as infrastructure such as roads, bridges, railway lines, airports, dams and water supply schemes. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc has business interests in the plants and factories, oil and gas, marine, ports and shipping and power sectors. The company’s pioneer project was the construction of the Eko Bridge in Lagos in 1964. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy today after they slumped 30%!

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Sometimes, companies have to deal with the perfect storm of events. Luxury fashion brand Burberry (LSE: BRBY) is currently facing this prospect. The retailer has had to deal with the fallout from the political unrest in Hong Kong — one of its biggest markets. Now it’s also having to deal with the outbreak of the coronavirus across Asia.These pressure have sent the company’s stock price down  30% since mid-January. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Brand valueAccording to recent updates from the business, 24 of Burberry’s 64 stores in Mainland China were closed with remaining stores operating with reduced hours and seeing significant declines in footfall.Management issued this update at the beginning of February. It’s unclear if trading has deteriorated since. However, while the outbreak will undoubtedly mean reduced sales and profits in the near term, from a long-term perspective, Burberry’s outlook remains bright.The company’s biggest asset is its brand. This isn’t going to disappear overnight, even if authorities cannot control the virus.What’s more, Burberry has a strong balance sheet. Unlike many other businesses, which have borrowed heavily and, as a result, could face ruin if the outbreak leads to a sustained drop in profitability, Burberry reported a net cash balance of £837m at the end of fiscal 2019.This healthy cash balance should ensure the group remains solvent throughout the crisis. It also gives management flexibility with regards to the company’s dividend.With enough cash on the balance sheet for at least four years of dividends, it seems as if the distribution is safe for the time being. As such, now could be a great time to snap up shares in the British retail champion.The stock’s dividend yield has hit 2.6%, and it’s trading at a 2021 price-to-earnings ratio of 18. That’s 10% below the long-term average of 20.Global giantShares in global advertising giant WPP (LSE: WPP) lost nearly a fifth of their value in a single day last week.The company published its results for 2019, which came in below expectations on the day when concerns about the virus outbreak reached fever pitch.Investors didn’t wait around to see if the organisation had any plans to return to growth. They rushed for the exits as fast as possible. Following this decline, the shares are off 33% so far this year. WPP’s results were disappointing, but they weren’t terrible. Reported revenue increased by 1.4%, and like-for-like revenue was flat. Reported profit before tax declined by 21.9%.However, a couple of exceptional one-off profits recorded in the same period a year ago, and not repeated, were responsible for the bulk of the decline.Therefore, WPP’s headline revenue growth provides a better gauge of the company’s health. The group’s management has also launched a £150m share repurchase plan, which suggests they’re incredibly confident in its outlook.As a result, now could be the time to take advantage of recent market declines and snap up a share of this global advertising giant.It’s currently dealing at a P/E of 8.2, which suggests a wide margin of safety. The stock also offers a dividend yield of 8.1%. These numbers indicate that if the company returns to growth, the share price could jump significantly. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img 2 FTSE 100 stocks I’d buy today after they slumped 30%! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 8th March, 2020 | More on: BRBY WPP Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

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Jacob Stockdale scores try, makes try and stops try

first_imgIt seemed to be a day for scoring passes from fly-halves. First Sexton, then Farrell – and then Joey Carbery.On as a replacement for Sexton in the first half, in the second Carbery found a gap in Scotland’s blue line with 55 minutes gone and green grass opened up in front of him. With Scotland defenders closing in, he produced a brilliant long pass to Keith Earls to cross. Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale plays key role in Six Nations match against Scotland LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Big grin: Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale breaks to score a try against Scotland (Getty Images) Jacob Stockdale scores try, makes try and stops tryJacob Stockdale scored a try, set up a try and stopped a try in the first 40 minutes of Ireland’s 22-13 victory over Scotland in round two of the Six Nations at BT Murrayfield.First came the try creation. In the tenth minute, the ball was spun wide to the Ireland winger. He opted to chip into the Scotland 22, Tommy Seymour caught the ball but, under pressure from Chris Farrell, his pass didn’t find the hands of Sean Maitland.Instead, the chasing Conor Murray picked up the ball to score the opening try of the game – and it all came from Stockdale’s smart chip.Watch the Murray try here…Then midway through the first half, Stockdale received a pop pass from Johnny Sexton and burst through the Scotland defence to run in from 45 metres…The Ireland winger, who scored seven tries in last year’s Six Nations and was named Player of the Tournament, then went from try-scorer to try-saver in the closing minutes of the half.Related: Downtime with Jacob StockdaleIt was Stockdale’s tackle on Tommy Seymour following a concerted period of pressure from the hosts that prevented the Scotland wing going over in the corner after a long pass from Finn Russell had created space for Huw Jones and Seymour. Stopping a score then meant Ireland held a 12-10 lead at the break.Finn Russell had helped narrow that gap when he set up a try for Sam Johnson. The fly-half intercepted a Joey Carbery pass on halfway, sprinted clear but was caught by Keith Earls a couple of metres out. Still, he was aware of Johnson approaching in support, popped up the ball and the centre crossed for his first Scotland try. That was the one bright moment in a stop-start second half. Errors and penalties meant neither side could gain much momentum, but it was Ireland who came out on the right side of the scoreboard.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

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Ugandan Mothers’ Union leader helps overcome HIV

first_img Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Health & Healthcare, Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Smithfield, NC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Africa, Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest HIV/AIDS, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Knoxville, TN Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Belleville, IL Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls [Anglican Communion News Service] A lay Anglican woman in Uganda is helping to build an HIV-competent community and church in a country where the epidemic is still a big challenge. Josephine Kasaato is president of the Mothers’ Union in the Namirembe Diocese in the capital of Uganda, Kampala. She is using her position to create awareness and educate the community about HIV and AIDS. Her voice is often heard across the diocese’s 65 parishes where she censures stigma, discrimination and denial – key challenges in the struggle against the virus.Read the entire article here. Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Albany, NY Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ugandan Mothers’ Union leader helps overcome HIV Posted Nov 3, 2017 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Women’s Ministry Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing Rector Martinsville, VA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

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Watch this video before buying those fireworks

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! It’s almost been a year since Jason Pierre-Paul blew his hand up while using fireworks.The defensive end says he lit up a firework and thought he could throw it away in time (he couldn’t). His disfiguring injury would become a point of scrutiny during the 2015 NFL off-season, but Pierre-Paul says, at the time, he was worried about what really matters.“On the way to the hospital, all I could do is think about my son and if I was going to make it,” he says.According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 11 people died in fireworks-related incidents in 2014, and over 10,000 more had to go to the hospital with injuries.Who better to listen to about the dangers of fireworks than JPP? TAGSFireworksNFL Previous articleAnne Frank RememberedNext articleWhat Do You Say When Your Kids Ask about World Tragedies? Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

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The forgotten history of Memorial Day

first_img TAGSMemorial Daythe conversation.com Previous articleHello summer break!Next articleThe best news of the week Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Richard Gardiner, Associate Professor of History Education, Columbus State University and first published on theconversation.comIn the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and helped spread it across the entire country.The holiday was Memorial Day, and this year’s commemoration on May 28th marks the 150th anniversary of its official nationwide observance. The annual commemoration was born in the former Confederate States in 1866 and adopted by the United States in 1868. It is a holiday in which the nation honors its military dead.Gen. John A. Logan, who headed the largest Union veterans’ fraternity at that time, the Grand Army of the Republic, is usually credited as being the originator of the holiday.Yet when General Logan established the holiday, he acknowledged its genesis among the Union’s former enemies, saying, “It was not too late for the Union men of the nation to follow the example of the people of the South.”I’m a scholar who has written – with co-author Daniel Bellware – a history of Memorial Day. Cities and towns across America have for more than a century claimed to be the holiday’s birthplace, but we have sifted through the myths and half-truths and uncovered the authentic story of how this holiday came into being.Generous acts bore fruitDuring 1866, the first year of this annual observance in the South, a feature of the holiday emerged that made awareness, admiration and eventually imitation of it spread quickly to the North.During the inaugural Memorial Day observances which were conceived in Columbus, Georgia, many Southern participants – especially women – decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as, unexpectedly, those of their former enemies who fought for the Union.Shortly after those first Memorial Day observances all across the South, newspaper coverage in the North was highly favorable to the ex-Confederates.“The action of the ladies on this occasion, in burying whatever animosities or ill-feeling may have been engendered in the late war towards those who fought against them, is worthy of all praise and commendation,” wrote one paper.On May 9, 1866, the Cleveland Daily Leader lauded the Southern women during their first Memorial Day.“The act was as beautiful as it was unselfish, and will be appreciated in the North.”The New York Commercial Advertiser, recognizing the magnanimous deeds of the women of Columbus, Georgia, echoed the sentiment. “Let this incident, touching and beautiful as it is, impart to our Washington authorities a lesson in conciliation.”Power of a poemTo be sure, this sentiment was not unanimous. There were many in both parts of the U.S. who had no interest in conciliation.But as a result of one of these news reports, Francis Miles Finch, a Northern judge, academic and poet, wrote a poem titled “The Blue and the Gray.” Finch’s poem quickly became part of the American literary canon. He explained what inspired him to write it:“It struck me that the South was holding out a friendly hand, and that it was our duty, not only as conquerors, but as men and their fellow citizens of the nation, to grasp it.”Finch’s poem seemed to extend a full pardon to the South: “They banish our anger forever when they laurel the graves of our dead” was one of the lines.Not just poems: Sheet music written to commemorate Memorial Day in 1870. Library of CongressAlmost immediately, the poem circulated across America in books, magazines and newspapers. By the end of the 19th century, school children everywhere were required to memorize Finch’s poem. The ubiquitous publication of Finch’s rhyme meant that by the end of 1867, the southern Memorial Day holiday was a familiar phenomenon throughout the entire, and recently reunited, country.General Logan was aware of the forgiving sentiments of people like Finch. When Logan’s order establishing Memorial Day was published in various newspapers in May 1868, Finch’s poem was sometimes appended to the order.‘The blue and the grey’It was not long before Northerners decided that they would not only adopt the Southern custom of Memorial Day, but also the Southern custom of “burying the hatchet.” A group of Union veterans explained their intentions in a letter to the Philadelphia Evening Telegraph on May 28, 1869:“Wishing to bury forever the harsh feelings engendered by the war, Post 19 has decided not to pass by the graves of the Confederates sleeping in our lines, but divide each year between the blue and the grey the first floral offerings of a common country. We have no powerless foes. Post 19 thinks of the Southern dead only as brave men.”Other reports of reciprocal magnanimity circulated in the North, including the gesture of a 10-year-old who made a wreath of flowers and sent it to the overseer of the holiday, Colonel Leaming, in Lafayette, Indiana, with the following note attached, published in The New Hampshire Patriot on July 15, 1868:“Will you please put this wreath upon some rebel soldier’s grave? My dear papa is buried at Andersonville, (Georgia) and perhaps some little girl will be kind enough to put a few flowers upon his grave.”President Abraham Lincoln’s wish that there be “malice toward none” and “charity for all” was visible in the magnanimous actions of participants on both sides, who extended an olive branch during the Memorial Day observances in those first three years.Although not known by many today, the early evolution of the Memorial Day holiday was a manifestation of Lincoln’s hope for reconciliation between North and South. 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Hopes of New Zealand stars returning to restructured domestic Super Rugby comp

first_imgFriday May 8, 2020 Hopes of New Zealand stars returning to restructured domestic Super Rugby comp The announcement that New Zealand will be returning with its own brand of Super Rugby during the COVID-19 pandemic would have delighted rugby fans everywhere on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENTWhile this is good news for much of the rugby world, the Highlanders will be all too aware of the challenge ahead of them. Before the current crisis brought the suspension of rugby, the South Island outfit sat comfortably at the bottom of the New Zealand Conference with six points.By comparison, the fourth place Hurricanes had 17 points and the Crusaders had 23 at the top.After many core players left the Highlanders at the end of last Super Rugby campaign, they have not been as strong as they were in former years, but broadcaster and writer Scotty Stevenson gave a glimmer of hope to fans by suggesting some former players could return.The Top League season in Japan has already been cancelled, meaning players could have a fallow period before next season. With that in mind, Stevenson questioned on Twitter “Could The Highlanders be making a play for Elliot Dixon, Liam Squire and Jackson Hemopo?”Could The Highlanders be making a play for Elliot Dixon, Liam Squire and Jackson Hemopo? @1NewsSportNZ pic.twitter.com/yUR2ef7Rue— Scotty Stevenson (@sumostevenson) May 7, 2020Ricoh Black Rams’ Dixon, Mitsubishi Dynaboars’ Hemopo and NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes’ Squire were all part of the contingent who left the Highlanders, but such a query by Stevenson has led to speculation by fans of other potential returns.ADVERTISEMENTA teammate of Squire’s at Red Hurricanes, former fan favourite Marty Banks’ name has appeared on social media as another player who could be lured back to the struggling franchise.There are also hopes of players from further afield such as Pau’s Ben Smith and London Irish’s Waisake Naholo making a comeback. This may be wishful thinking though, particularly as there are still hopes of the Gallagher Premiership resuming.Fans have also aired the idea of former All Blacks captain Kieran Read returning to the Crusaders from Toyota Verblitz. The No.8 has said that the Top League’s cancellation may signal the end of his career, although he still has another year on his contract.While such moves may be hopeful, the reality is that it may be a long time before rugby returns in certain parts of the world. There are leagues that are still biding their time before completely annulling the season, but there is not necessarily any light at the end of the tunnel yet.ADVERTISEMENTFrom that perspective, a move back to New Zealand for some players is the perfect opportunity to return to playing.RELATED VIEWING: Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Residence DBB / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects

first_imgManufacturers: LootensSave this picture!© Tim Van De Velde “A place is a space which has a distinct character,” Norberg-Schulz postulates in Genius Loci: Towards a Phenomenology of Architecture. Scanning the natural and built environment in search of hidden visual patterns and translating these elegantly into a contemporary architecture project is the mission he spreads. An empathy which is not unfamiliar to Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects. Owing to about five sensitive heritage sites on its curriculum, the Bruges situated architecture office already developed such an affinity with the historical architecture and atmosphere of West-Flanders that the approach for fortress Hazegras and its surroundings feels like a second nature.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeA listed monument such as fortress Hazegras can carry several heritage values in its DNA. Just as the cords of the DNA-molecule can be considered as the spine holding all genetic data, Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects reads military, social, cultural, natural, infrastructural and technical information from the traces in and around farmhouse Burkeldijk. It concerns more than a sum of relicts from ancient times. Where formerly heritage particularly affected the safeguard of objects, the focus of heritage care today lies on preserving the ‘memory’ that heritage material bears. The broadening towards heritage ‘care’ means valorizing the intrinsic heritage value of our surroundings and creating possibilities to allow new positive developments.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeFor the transformation of the farmhouse into a residence, Govaert & Vanhoutte accurately cuts away non-valuable traces. Valuable historical constructions are thus brought into equilibrium with the scarcely added volumes. One wing of the U-shaped plan of the reduit of the Leopold fort is extruded to the north with office spaces which continue the building not only in plan, but also in sectional proportions. Out of this respectful continuation results the choice of material. Afrormosia baulks of 7 by 3 cm with an intermediate distance of 4 cm clearly and yet discretely pursue the rhythm of the gun-ports still visible in the reduit walls. Likewise, the tenor of the previous conversion from reduit to farmhouse is maintained. The meticulously chosen incisions of the façade openings explicitely amplify the scar between the red and the yellow brickwork. Simultaneously, the elegant sections of the metal window lining and the triple glazing stitch up the brick and wooden volumes.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeNot only the materials of the outer skin but also the enfilade of spaces of the new volume reflect the local architecture of long farmhouses. Following the same theme, the rough scrubbed concrete and the softly rounded plastering is in subtle contrast with the exposed, restored timber roof frames and the newly added, but equally wooden interior volumes. Just as a fortress introverts itself for protection, the reading and working spaces are equally oriented towards the inner yard. The border between inside and outside fades because of the perpetuation of the washed concrete flooring reminiscent of cannon bases. As antithesis of a bastion the living spaces open up to the polders outside the former bulwark.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeA new, subterranean passageway connects the transformed farmhouse with the enlarged barn. In this expansion a similar signature is recognisable. The sectional proportions are maintained, the choice of materials is the same, but both buildings with guest rooms are slightly shifted and slid apart. Here a glass weld around a part of the indoor swimming pool and the guest kitchen sews the volumes in brick and wood. Just like the shutters of the old barn, the sliding facades of the expansion offer the opportunity to seal off the guest complex entirely.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeNot only the functional transformation of farmhouse and barn, but also the liberation, restoration and redevelopment of the relicts on site breathe an atmosphere of respect and distinct military poetry. In particular the artificial lighting around the four nearly identical concrete and brick WWI-bunkers southeast of the barn, lift the monoliths beyond banality.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeSave this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeBy providing considerate attention to the buildings and their extremely charged surrounding, Govaert & Vanhoutte not only succeeds in reviving the character of the site in the farmhouse. The architects position this restauration and renovation with so much dignity and poetry in the polders that the project attains the original meaning of ‘Genius Loci’: the deity of the place.Save this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Floor PlanHistory of fortress HazegrasFortress Hazegras is an exceptional site inbetween Knokke and Westkapelle near the Netherlands. The robust construction is not only one of the rare remnants of the Austrian reign in Flanders, moreover it is situated in an almost untouched cultural landscape. As the ultimate structure in a long sequence of fortifications, it has been raised to defend the zwin border and the drainage sluices of the reclaimed polders. The 1784 lock Hazegras is part of a bigger Austrian project including two other important locks alongside the Belgian coast. During an inspection visit Joseph II decides to secure the sluice with a fort. Within the fortification a stone watchhouse and  jail have been built; in the western part a sluicehouse has been erected. These constructions have been transformed into farmhouses in 1839, after the tensions between Belgium and the Netherlands. Still the outline of the rampart is read out of the plot structure. The course of the defence wall is visible as a slight elevation.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeLittle is known of this fortress, situated at the east of the 1622 Isabella and Teresia forts which were already dismantled at the end of the 18th century. The Hazegras fortification remained operational for a short period only, any form of blueprint is scarce and written sources equally rare. The reason hereof is probably the loss of the archives of the military cabinet (caisse de guerre, 1718-1794) duing a conflagration in the residence of the commander-in-chief during the Brabant revolution of 1789. The scarcity of resources hindered the research significantly. ‘Secondary’ sources such as De procesbundels van het Brugse Vrije have rendered assistance since the engineering corps made appeal to labour workers, provided by the local authority. The main resource however are the ruins on site, which had some surprises in store: the reduit of fortress Leopold –the in 1830 converted and restored Hazegras fort– appeared to be preserved as the farm Burkeldijk. Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeThe entirety, enclosed by the streets Retranchement, Burkeldijk and Hazegras, is listed since October 15th 2003. The protected area thus includes the site of the fortresses Isabella and Hazegras with the new Hazegras sluice, bunkers from both world wars, meadows, farmland, dikes, ditches and roads with traces of plot structures, height differences and subterranean remnants of historical fortifications and locks. On the grounds of the former fortress three farms are situated: two in the street Retranchement (n° 17 and 19) and one on Burkeldijk – now converted into a family dwelling with guest rooms. The two latter contain structures going back to the period of fortress Hazegras.Save this picture!© Tim Van De VeldeProject gallerySee allShow lessID College and ROC Leiden / MecanooSelected ProjectsSplit House / BKK ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Photographs Projects Residence DBB / Govaert & Vanhoutte ArchitectsSave this projectSaveResidence DBB / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797894/residence-dbb-govaert-and-vanhoutte-architects Clipboard 2015 Houses Belgium “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGovaert & Vanhoutte ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentKnokke-HeistBelgiumPublished on October 24, 2016Cite: “Residence DBB / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects” 24 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY”center_img ArchDaily Area:  566 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797894/residence-dbb-govaert-and-vanhoutte-architects Clipboard Photographs:  Tim Van de Velde Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Architects: Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects Area Area of this architecture project Residence DBB / Govaert & Vanhoutte Architects Save this picture!© Tim Van De Velde+ 53 Share CopyHouses, Refurbishment•Knokke-Heist, Belgiumlast_img read more

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