See all posts by Matthew Dumigan Matthew Dumigan | Thursday, 6th February, 2020 | More on: FUTR Enter Your Email Address Matthew Dumigan does not own any of the shares in the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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The Top 14 isn’t quite the global draw it was a couple of seasons ago but despite the emergence of the Aviva Premiership as a serious rival in the galactico stakes, the French championship boasts not just some of the world’s top talent but an increasing number of gifted home-grown youngsters. With the new season kicking off on Saturday week, we’ve picked out ten players to keep tabs on between now and the final on 4 June 2017…Tee time: Toulon will want Leigh Halfpenny to be on target with his boot. Photo: Getty Images 1. Leigh Halfpenny, ToulonLast season was a nightmare for the Welshman. The knee injury sustained in the World Cup warm-up against Italy wrote off most of the season for Halfpenny. He returned in June, kicking 28 points in the semi-final and final of the Top 14, but Halfpenny will want to put 2015-16 behind him. So too, Toulon, who sorely missed the accuracy of the full-back’s boot and finished the regular season with a kicking success rate of barely 70%.Halfpenny started last Friday’s friendly against Stade Francais, slotting a couple of conversions, before hobbling off on the hour mark. A knock to the shin was the official explanation with Toulon quick to reassure their fans that it was nothing serious.He’s back! Toulouse wing Yoann Huget is returning from a season-long injury lay-off. Photo: Getty Images 2. Yoann Huget, ToulouseThe Toulouse winger tore the cruciate ligament in his right knee in France’s World Cup opener against Italy, a cruel blow for a player in prime form last year. The 29-year-old Huget finally made his return in Friday’s warm-up win against Racing 92 and he even had the thrill of marking his comeback with a try in a 35-21 defeat of the Top 14 champions. With Vincent Clerc and Clement Poitrenaud no longer with Toulouse, Huget’s experience – as well as his eye for the line – will be more valuable than ever in their back-line.Well played: Grenoble’s Loick Jammes (centre) is congratulated after scoring a try. Photo: Getty Images 3. Loick Jammes, GrenobleGrenoble coach Bernard Jackman knows a thing or two about hooking, having worn the No 2 jersey for Leinster and Ireland, and the fact he gave Jammes his debut last season shows the potential of the 21-year-old. He rewarded his coach’s faith with a string of eye-catching performances in the loose and scored two tries last week in Grenoble’s friendly against Agen. Still learning his trade in the set-piece, Jammes was one of three Grenoble players named in France’s 30-man development squad in July.Making strides: Judicael Cancoriet on the break for France U20. Photo: Getty Images 4. Judicaël Cancoriet, Clermont AuvergneSigned by Clermont on a three-year deal in the summer of 2015, the Parisian flanker first played the game with the Sarcelles club in one of the tough districts of the French capital. His development has continued apace in the Auvergne and the 20-year-old, who stands 6ft 4in and weighs 16st, is cherished by Clermont coach Franck Azema.Describing Cancoriet as “probably the most promising flanker in French rugby”, Azema gave Cancoriet five games in last season’s Top 14 and his performance in the victory at Bordeaux earned him a place in Midi Olympique’s XV of the Week.Settling in: François Trinh-Duc trains with his new team-mates at Toulon. Photo: Getty Images5. Francois Trinh-Duc, ToulonFor so long the darling of Montpellier, the 29-year-old fly-half left the club in the summer and moved up the Mediterranean coast to Toulon as a replacement for Frédéric Michalak. The pair have much in common other than their position and strong media profiles; both have talent but throughout their careers have failed to find the consistency at the top level.Too often in the high-pressure games, Trinh-Duc’s temperament has let him down and his move to Toulon will make him or break him. If he learns from the likes of Giteau, Nonu, Habana and Mitchell, then he could finally mature into the fly-half France so desperately need.Moving around: Alipate Ratini played a few games for La Rochelle last season. Photo: Getty Images 6. Alipate Ratini, Stade FrancaisIt took the Fijian winger just nine minutes to score his first try for his new club, touching down for the Parisians in last Friday’s friendly defeat by Toulon. Club and player will hope it marks the start of a new chapter in the turbulent life of the 25-year-old. His talent isn’t in question: during the 2014-15 season he scored ten tries in 15 Top 14 appearances for Grenoble. The new Top 14 season kicks off in a little over a week and we’ve picked out the ten players to look out for over the coming campaign Off the pitch, however, Ratini’s behaviour eventually led Grenoble to terminate his contract in June 2015. Simon Raiwalui, the former Fiji lock and now Stade forwards coach, came to Ratini’s rescue and for six weeks took him under his wing. In offering Ratini a contract, club president Thomas Savare admitted it was “a gamble” but one Stade believe will pay off.Highly rated: Fabien Sanconnie on the attack for Brive against Racing. Photo: Getty Images 7. Fabien Sanconnie, BriveHad it not been for a fierce tackle by Grenoble’s Nigel Hunt last March, Sanconnie may well have been selected for France’s summer tour to Argentina. As it was the 21-year-old Brive loose forward spent the summer recovering from a fractured elbow, but few in France doubt that it will be long before he’s wearing the blue of the senior national side.Since making his senior debut for Brive two years ago against Gloucester in the Challenge Cup, the 6ft 4in Sanconnie has fine tuned his game for France U20 under the expert eye of coach Olivier Magne. He was a great presence in the French back row of the late 1990s and Sanconnie is tipped to follow in Magne’s footsteps.Good pedigree: Arthur Iturria is a former France U20 player. Photo: Getty Images 8. Arthur Iturria, Clermont AuvergneNamed this summer in the FFR’s development squad, the 22-year-old Iturria was overshadowed last season by the emergence of team-mate Paul Jedrasiak. A year younger than his fellow second-row, the 6ft 4in and 17st 7lb Iturria shares the same dynamic athleticism as Jedrasiak.Last season he made one start and ten appearances from the bench for Clermont, but with Jamie Cudmore gone and Jedrasiak and Sébastien Vahaamahina likely to be away for long stretches on international duty, this could be Iturria’s breakthrough season.Kicking on: Ireland international Ian Madigan has swapped Leinster for Bordeaux. Photo: Getty Images 9. Ian Madigan, BordeauxIrish eyes will be on the former Leinster fly-half this season as he looks to relaunch his career at Bordeaux. Madigan, who won his 30th cap against South Africa in June, was warned by the IRFU that moving to France would leave him at a “disadvantage” when it came to national selection but he’s gone all the same.In an interview with L’Equipe last month he explained why he’s signed a two-year deal: “I’m 27 now and I believe that this opportunity arrives at the ideal time for me, and that my best years are to come and will be with Bordeaux. The club’s is going to see the best of me.”Madigan has prepared well for his new challenge, undergoing an intensive language course, and working with a backs coach like Emile Ntamack will surely give the Irishman a valuable insight into French threequarter play.Multi-talented: Leone Nakawara is currently at the Rio Olympics with Fiji Sevens. Photo: Getty Images 10. Leone Nakarawa, Racing 92The loss of two locks as high class as Luke Charteris (Bath) and Juandré Kruger (Toulon) would, in normal circumstances, have been a heavy blow for Racing 92. But the Top 14 champions can console themselves with the imminent arrival of Fiji second-row Leone Nakarawa, who’ll be in Paris just as soon as he’s finished rampaging around Rio in the Olympic Sevens. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS A supremely gifted footballer, as adept at offloading as he is at pilfering ball at the breakdown, Nakarawa nonetheless doesn’t neglect the bread-and-butter of second-row play and for that reason Gregor Townsend was spot on when he said of Nakarawa that “there is no other lock in the world like him”. Glasgow’s loss is Racing’s gain and Midi Olympique recently bracketed him in the same class as Sonny Bill Williams and Israel Folau.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here.
So far, it’s all been entirely predicable. The Lions have been written off from Invercargill in the South, to Auckland in the North. They’ve been castigated by local media as being a ‘disgrace to the jersey’ and showing ‘unimaginable levels of mediocrity’ after the Provincial Barbarians game and rubbished as a ‘clunky touring team’ after Ihaia West’s scything line late-on against the Blues. True, they were always going to get savaged by a parochial New Zealand media, but hold on, are we judging the Lions squad too harshly, barely a week into the tour?The outing in Whangerei was always a lose-lose situation. Win convincingly and they hump a team of second-rate journeymen, win unconvincingly and the fur flies at their gross ineptitude.Tour find: Ben Te’o will want to back up his strong showing against the Provincial BarbariansLack of preparation timeThe major caveat to that loss was they were barely 72hrs off the plane after an arduous long-haul flight – and jet-lag respects no man, not even Lions – and while they were admittedly poor; lacking the basics with far too many stars off-colour, Warren Gatland still saw performances to offer him succour under fire, with Ben Te’o offering glimpses of reprising Jamie Roberts’ 2009 and 2013 role, Kyle Sinckler auditioning for the John Bentley tour bolter role and Taulupe Faletau showing the mongrel that everyone except Zinzan Brooke can see.Set-piece strengthDon’t forget, with every passing day, bonds are formed, unities strengthened and the first half-hour against the Blues, they showed sustained periods of cohesion as they bedded in combinations and started to build an understanding. Up front, Jack McGrath and Dan Cole tag-teamed with Mako Vunipola and Kyle Sinckler to put the squeeze on Charlie Faumuina and co. The point is, it wasn’t all bad. Maro Itoje, while not perfect – he gave away a few penalties – played with a verve and energy that brought plaudits from both sides, while Courtney Lawes showed our strength-in-depth at lock and Rhys Webb offered enough to suggest Conor Murray’s Test place was no foregone conclusion.Set-piece dominance: The Lions pack has been a positiveI for one, thought that Itoje’s exuberance in celebrating a scrum penalty was a positive sign. It pointed to a togetherness and common bond starting to bind the tourists. At the final whistle, the look of disappointment on the player’s faces pointed to a resolve that the tourists would not simply roll over at any point during this tour.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREAs the Lions cavalcade rolled into Canterbury, there have been yet more warnings of humiliation from New Zealand’s premier Super Rugby franchise under the charismatic Scott Robertson and Gatland has, wisely, picked a 23 that to commentators looks like its five or six players shy of a Test 23 for June 25.Big stage: George North showed up well in broken play against the All BlacksCall the cavalryIn further mitigation, the Lions haven’t yet given game-time to a quartet of players the All Blacks respect; George North, who carried (Israel Folau aside), for nearly 500m in Australia in 2013, and made six line-breaks in the first Test against the All Blacks last summer; Sean O’Brien, who word has it, is one player for whom Steve Hansen’s squad revere for his raw power; Conor Murray, who orchestrated a never-to-be-forgotten win over the All Blacks in Chicago and Owen Farrell, who is widely-respected as having the mental fortitude and composure to shepherd the Lions in times of duress is getting his first start at 10. Throw in the in-form Jonathan Davies, All Black swatter-in-chief Tadhg Furlong and Itoje off the bench, and you have the heaviest of Lions artillery.All Black injury concernsWhatever the outcome of tomorrow morning’s fixture against a side that has won 14 games on the spin, the Lions cannot lose focus, or heart. For all the luxury enjoyed in each position, the All Blacks can only field 23 players, and with injury concerns over Dane Coles, Kieran Read and Jerome Kaino, who will be ring-rusty at best, it would be folly to dismiss the Lions so easily. TAGS: Highlight The Lions have been pilloried for two under-par performances and they’re unfancied against the Crusaders, but don’t write them off…yet LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Stand together: The Lions must keep on building ahead of the Tests Big miss: Dane Coles’ loss to concussion would come as a major blow to the All BlacksThe Lions knew they’d be in for the toughest of ride of their lives, but in sport, nothing is a sure thing. Forget the naysayers who have written them off. They still have a puncher’s chance of wiping the smiles off the expectant Kiwi fans faces. Manage that, and everything that has gone before, will be an inconsequential footnote.Crusaders v British & Irish Lions, Saturday 10 June, 7.35pm (8.35am UK & Ireland), AMI Stadium, live on Sky Sports and TalkSportCrusaders: Israel Dagg; Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, David Havili, George Bridge; Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall; Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, Owen Franks, Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock (capt), Heiden Bedwell-Curtis, Matt Todd, Jordan Taufua.Replacements: Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett, Michael Alaalatoa, Quinten Strange, Jed Brown, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Tim Bateman.Lions: Stuart Hogg; George North, Jonathan Davies, Ben Te’o, Liam Williams; Owen Farrell, Conor Murray; Mako Vunipola, Jamie George, Tadhg Furlong, George Kruis, Alun Wyn Jones (capt), Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Ken Owens, Jack McGrath, Dan Cole, Maro Itoje, CJ Stander, Rhys Webb, Johnny Sexton, Anthony Watson.
Rector Bath, NC Canada: In wake of same-sex marriage vote, some bishops fret for unity Rector Collierville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Same-Sex Marriage 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 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Anglican Communion, Human Sexuality, Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Albany, NY Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis 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 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI BY Tali FolkinsPosted Jul 18, 2016 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Belleville, IL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Rector Columbus, GA Tags Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Featured Events Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Jobs & Calls In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 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 [Anglican Journal] Canadian Anglican bishops have begun to respond to General Synod’s provisional vote on same-sex marriage in starkly different ways: a number have called for prayers, some announced they will now allow religious weddings for same-sex couples and others have expressed anxiety about unity in the church.On July 12, General Synod reversed its original decision rejecting the motion to change the marriage canon to allow for same-sex marriage after the discovery of a miscounted vote in the Order of Clergy.Bishop Melissa Skelton, of the Diocese of New Westminster, said she was “relieved” by the vote, which she said gay and lesbian people would see as an affirmative step. However, she added in an interview, “In my province, and among my friends in the House of Bishops, I’m very concerned for those who feel that they’re not ready for that. How do we continue to make room for their point of view in a sensitive and caring way?”The impact of the vote was undeniable. Some bishops and members of their dioceses were noticeably absent at the meeting’s closing worship July 12, including those who had walked out after it was announced that the same-sex marriage motion had passed.In an interview, Bishop William Anderson, of the Diocese of Caledonia, took issue with bishops who announced they would go ahead with same-sex marriages shortly after it was announced July 11 that the vote had been narrowly defeated and then again, when the outcome was reversed.“It further exacerbates the contempt for our synodical process. I think we’re in for a period of chaos,” he said in an interview. “I think this process has been immensely destructive of the unity of our church.”On the evening of Monday, July 11, after the resolution appeared to have been voted down, at least two dioceses — Niagara and Ottawa — released statements saying that they intended to proceed with same-sex marriages anyway. The Diocese of Toronto announced that it would consider taking this step.In a statement dated July 11 but released the morning of July 12, before the results of Monday’s vote were overturned, the Diocese of Huron also said it intended to authorize same-sex marriage liturgies“once guidelines are in place.”Most of these dioceses cited General Synod chancellor, Canon (lay) David Jones, who announced in synod Monday, July 11, that the marriage canon in its present form “does not contain either a definition of marriage or a specific prohibition against solemnizing same-sex marriage.” A diocesan bishop is also allowed to authorize liturgies “to respond to pastoral needs within their dioceses, in the absence of any actions by the General Synod,” said diocese of Huron bishops Bob Bennett and Linda Nicholls.After Tuesday’s dramatic reversal, the bishops of Ottawa, Niagara and Huron announced their earlier decisions to allow same-sex marriages would stand unchanged; their dioceses would not wait for the resolution’s required second reading in 2019.“Notwithstanding the reversal of the resolution’s outcome, I am committed to my promise to our diocese and local LGBTQ2 community to continue to walk along the path of full inclusion and to immediately proceed with equal marriage,” said Niagara Bishop Michael Bird.“Now we proceed, comfortable in knowing that the national church is behind us as we continue to deliberate these next three years anticipating the second and final vote in 2019,” said Ottawa Bishop John Chapman.Archbishop of Toronto Colin Johnson likewise announced “We can now begin to discuss how this will be implemented in the diocese of Toronto in a similar way to what I spoke about in my earlier statement.”However, some bishops said they would need to consult with members of their dioceses before taking any action.Bishop Michael Oulton, of the Diocese of Ontario, said in a statement that he would consult with diocesan leaders and also hold a “diocesan day” for Anglicans in the diocese to “share their hopes and suggestions on how we move forward as a diocese in response to the changes.”Bishop Ron Cutler, of the Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, said in a pastoral statement that he was “not willing to give a similar permission” as the bishops planning to immediately allow same-sex marriages. He, too, however, announced plans to consult with diocesan leaders, and added that the matter would need to be discussed at the diocese’s synod, the next meeting of which is slated for May 2017.Bishop Jane Alexander, of the Diocese of Edmonton, said she was “in favor of being able to offer all of the sacraments of the church to all God’s children,” but asked the Anglicans of her diocese to be “patient with me as I work out our next steps in the Diocese of Edmonton.”Bishops — both for and against same-sex marriage — also urged their faithful to pray for the church.“May God send his healing Spirit upon all who are hurting, or confused and give us all the peace of Christ,” said Alexander in a message posted on her diocese’s Facebook page.Alexander suggested the emotional roller-coaster ride of General Synod 2016 might actually bear a valuable lesson for the church.“On Monday the church tipped in one direction; there was pain and hurt and tears and we all needed one another to hold us up,” she wrote. “On Tuesday the church tipped in the opposite direction and there was pain and hurt and tears and we all needed one another to hold us up.“I think that it is more than probable that God is telling us that we need one another and for a while we have all got to stand in the place of the one that we might consider to be the ‘other.’ ”Diocese of Athabasca Bishop Fraser Lawton, in a pastoral statement to his diocese released Tuesday, said “what is clear is that the church has great need to better live out Christian community and to welcome and care for those who are hurting and feel rejected and unloved.” Lawton called for prayers “for the church, for discernment and wisdom for the diocese, and for God’s grace.”Lawton, like other bishops, also decried the very process by which the church had chosen to deal with the issue, saying it created unnecessary pain and division.“For many of us, the process leading up to the synod and the way the decision unfolded was difficult and very troubling,” he said. “The experience of discussing, debating and voting on the resolution was a difficult experience for all involved. Many were deeply hurt when it seemed to have been defeated. Others were deeply injured and grieved when it was overturned the next day…Sadly, many relationships, including between dioceses and various church bodies, have been seriously damaged.”Chapman, who voted in favor of the motion, also shared his dislike for the process.“I wish that the matter was presented to synod as a pastoral matter from the very beginning and not as a canonical issue,” said in an interview with the Anglican Journal.Skelton said the bishops had spent a considerable amount of time talking amongst themselves about the idea that a “legislative” approach — an actual vote on the canon — might not be the best way of dealing with same-sex marriage. However, she said, there may not be a real alternative to voting on such matters, painful and divisive though it is.“I myself don’t know what to do when we have an important issue that needs to be voted on,” she said. “It’s imperfect…I wish we didn’t live in a world where decisions cut both ways, but I frankly don’t know of any other way at this time.”Twenty-six bishops, or 68.4%, voted in favor of the motion and 12 voted against, a fact that surprised many. In February, the House of Bishops had issued a statement saying the motion was “not likely” to pass with the required two-thirds majority in the Order of Bishops. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK
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ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507441/love-building-cht Clipboard Australia Love Building / CHT Architects Element Five Construction: Photographs Area: 2750 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© John Gollings+ 19 Share Love Building / CHT ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLove Building / CHT Architects 2013 “COPY” Statewide Rating Service “COPY” CopyApartments•North Melbourne, Australia Services: Architects: CHT Architects Area Area of this architecture project Medland Metropolis Photographs: John Gollings Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year: Building Surveyor:ReddoFire Engineer:RawfireBrick Manufacturer:Boral BricksBudget:$5.3mDesign Director:Ivan TurcinovProject Director:David CarabottProject Leader:Nathan ByronArchitect:Johan HermijantoDetail Documenter:Andreas HudajaCity:North MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© John GollingsRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersText description provided by the architects. For the second year in a row, CHT Architects has been shortlisted from the Victorian Field of Entrants for a multi-residential AIA Award.This year’s successful residential project is the LOVE Building, located at 85 Leveson Street North Melbourne among Victorian terrace houses, warehouses and low rise contemporary apartments.Save this picture!© John GollingsThe building contributes to the discourse of expressive and innovative apartment buildings in Melbourne and comprises 21 one- and two-bedroom apartments over four storeys.Save this picture!Floor PlanThe building pays homage to different uses of brickwork, from decorative brickwork in local Victorian architecture to more contemporary examples of polychromatic brickwork and the rational use of bricks in neighbouring industrial building. It also takes cues from ‘brick expressionism’ – whereby facades are enlivened through decorative brickwork – and the use of text in architecture: the main facade’s balconies and canopies form the letters ‘L-O-V-E’. The letters ‘L’ and ‘E’ were the first to appear at sketch design phase, after which, the idea of working with text evolved, and the ‘O’ and ‘V’ were added. The artwork of Barbara Kruger, which juxtaposes images and text, was of interest during this phase– in particular, the effect of re-scaling typography.Save this picture!© John GollingsThe abutment of the decorative Leveson Street facade and the plainer Bendigo Street facade holds the corner of the two streets; the latter elevation remains relatively austere, responding to the nature of Bendigo Street as a secondary road.Save this picture!ElevationThe development’s innovative use of brickwork, traditionally a residential material, overcomes the challenges involved with designing a medium-rise residential building, in a mixed-use precinct, and incorporating a finer grain of detail, as is associated with residential architecture.Save this picture!© John GollingsOrdinary house bricks, of varying colours and set in a pattern, maximise the building’s visual appeal. The project is testament to the idea that high-end materials are not always necessary in the creation of well resolved, visually interesting buildings.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessTree House / Taller Estilo ArquitecturaSelected ProjectsJohn Henry Brookes and Abercrombie Building / Design Engine ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Leveson Street, North Melbourne VIC, AustraliaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ESD Consultant: Apartments Manufacturers: PGH Bricks ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/507441/love-building-cht Clipboard CopyAbout this officeCHT ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsNorth MelbourneResidentialHousingAustraliaPublished on May 21, 2014Cite: “Love Building / CHT Architects” 21 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Philanthropy award winners announced About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Community Foundation for Ireland has announced the winners of the second annual Philanthropist of the Year Awards. Declan Ryan was named Philanthropist of the Year – Ireland and Jane Corboy was awarded Philanthropist of the Year – International.This year the Community Foundation for Ireland added a new category to the awards – Philanthropist of the Year – Local, which was awarded to Limerick man, Ralph Parkes. This new award honours individuals who have made a significant impact in their own local community or at a regional level in Ireland.The Community Foundation for Ireland’s Philanthropist of the Year Awards recognise and honour those individuals who have shown exceptional generosity and commitment through direct financial support and engagement with charities and voluntary organisations both here in Ireland and abroad.Nominations were received from volunteer groups and other charitable organisations throughout Ireland. The winners were decided by a high profile independent judging panel which included Liz O’Donnell, Eamon Coghlan, Conor O’Clery and was chaired by author Deirdre Purcell.Declan Ryan on behalf of One Foundation received the Irish award for his pioneering role in philanthropy in Ireland. Established in 2004, the One Foundation applies a venture philanthropy model: investing in people and organisations that seek to have a significant impact on social problems, with major investments to date including Barnardos, Migrant Rights Centre, Big Brother Big Sister, Headstrong, and Social Entrepreneurs Ireland.Jane Corboy was given the International award for her exceptional work as the founder of The Next Step, an Irish-Georgian charity which cares for mentally and physically disabled children in Georgia, the former Soviet Republic.Jane Corboy founded Next Step in response to the horrendous living conditions of disabled orphans living in the notorious state-run Kaspi Institution, near Tbilisi, Georgia.The winner of the Philanthropist of the Year – Local, Ralph Parkes, was recognised for the huge impact that his philanthropy has made in his local community of Limerick. Mr. Parkes works for the Mid West Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Association.The Community Foundation helps people to engage in more effective philanthropic activity by matching donors with the most deserving and worthwhile causes throughout Ireland.www.foundation.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 9 December 2008 | News Tagged with: Awards Ireland
Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ Alexandra Preusser printThe seventh annual TCU Gives Day started at noon Oct. 27 and ended at noon Oct. 28, raising $879,634 from 2,291 donors. Donors were able to make a donation of any amount, and the donations raised will go toward TCU’s people and programs through scholarships and department funds. All gifts will count toward the Faculty and Staff Annual Campaign and TCU’s Lead On Campaign, according to the TCU website.Donors were able to choose a cause at TCU they were passionate about and give directly to that fund, according to the TCU Gives Day website.TCU Gives Day also served as a reminder to alumni of how important it is to give back, not just financially but also with their time and talent, Chancellor Victor Boschini said. “When you make a decision to go to TCU, that’s really, for someone your age, an 80-year decision, when you think about that, because you’re going to live all that, and so, TCU is one of the few things in your life that you can never really get rid of whether you want to or not and so, hopefully, this will renew some people’s connection with the university,” Boschini said. Since the university achieved its goal of 2,000 donors, James, Anne, Brittany and Kari Hancock (’17) will give $100,000 to create an endowed equestrian scholarship.This day is important to the TCU community because about 70% of students receive some type of financial aid and scholarship, Boschini said. “Some of it is in the endowment, but not all of it,” Boschini said. “And so, giving back to TCU is really important all throughout the year, but it especially is on this day.”Boschini said the pandemic could affect the donations and donors because people do not have as much money as they used to.“On the other hand though, I have this theory that maybe it’ll make it great because they’re all at home on Zoom anyway,” Boschini said. Director of baseball operations shares her journey into sports Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleChancellor talks tuition rate, budget cuts at faculty town hallNext articleTCU News Now 10/28/2020 Alexandra Preusser RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Cap and gown shipments delayed, off-color versions handed out for 2020, 2021 graduates Facebook Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ TCU raised over $800,000 in the 24-hour giving challenge. (Alex Preusser/Line Editor) TCU alumna shares her story as a survivor of breast cancer + posts Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccination site to open Saturday outside of Amon G. Carter Stadium Twitter ReddIt Alexandra Preusserhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-preusser/ ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Alexandra Preusser is a sophomore journalism major and business minor from Wilmington, North Carolina. She has worked with TCU360 as a sports journalist. She is also an intern with the TCU Athletics Communications Department.