ArchDaily Area: 189 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Apartments Architects: FABRE/deMARIEN architectes Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Abrso, Cere, Mercier, Porras, Rivas, VMZINC Projects Save this picture!© Julien Fernandez+ 21 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/791806/publilettre-fabre-demarien-architectes Clipboard 2015 CopyApartments•Bordeaux, France “COPY” Malandain France Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Year: Photographs: Julien Fernandez Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien ArchitectesSave this projectSavePublilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes Structure: “COPY” Design Team:FABRE/deMARIEN architectes, Emmanuelle LesgourguesElectricity:CazeauAuthor:Emmannuelle LesgourguesCity:BordeauxCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Julien FernandezText description provided by the architects. Bordeaux, Chartrons’ area. On the street front, a limestone building. On the back lot, a silk screen printing workshop. The order was to renovate and raise the two storey building, creating two dwellings and one shared ground between the workshop and the housing.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezThree Spaces for Three FunctionsThe building’s groundfloor is divided in two main parts : the common space / private access and the garage / public access to the workshop. In the courtyard, a single stairway serves the upper floors of both dwellings and printshop. For an intuitive sharing, a subtle variation of the ground material delineates the nominated areas. Freed from the interior circulation, everyone benefits of extra spaces. In the metal growth, the flat expands on two floors, making good use of an attic space relieved of traditional woodframe.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Julien FernandezThe extension, composed of a wooden structure and zinc scales, relies on the existing stonework. Locally, zinc scales were used to protect the west gablewall. The material create a bridge between the historic context and the contemporary extension, used to create a continuous skin from the street to the courtyard. As if something precious was embedded in a raw stone, the small addition reflects the surroundings, producing a moving spectrum of colours day and night.Save this picture!© Julien FernandezProject gallerySee allShow lessPhotographer Mirna Pavlovic Captures the Decaying Interiors of Grand European VillasArchitecture NewsDETAIL Prize 2016 Winners AnnouncedArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Bordeaux, FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Photographs CopyAbout this officeFABRE/deMARIEN architectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsBordeauxFrancePublished on September 02, 2016Cite: “Publilettre / Fabre-DeMarien Architectes” 02 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Successful credit union mergers share a common theme: The credit unions increase their market share without incurring the expense of investing in new branch offices. However, realizing this andother benefits won’t occur until the two credit unions surmount one critical hurdle—getting a “yes” vote from the membership. Without it, a merger is doomed.Getting the Membership Vote from CEO Advisory Group on Vimeo.The way in which the entities communicate their merger plans to their communities is critical both for a positive vote on the merger and to retain the members and valued employees. Getting a “yes”hinges on creating and executing a communication plan that includes specific messaging to members, employees, and the media. Credit unions that have launched well-planned mergercommunications initiatives have received “yes” votes from 80 to 90 percent of their membership.Understanding the Fear of Merger Factor Understanding the expectations and concerns of their communities—and their passion for the existing entities—is critical to communicating the right message in the right way about a merger. Acredit union evokes strong emotions, unlike your average bank. People are attached to their credit union community. This is why the notice of a big change like a merger will elicit shock and fear atfirst. The very word “merger” often invokes powerful emotions and images of big, unfriendly Wall-Street type mergers that result in slashed jobs, major undesirable changes, and even businessclosures.Members will be worried about losing the banking services they’ve come to expect, as well as potential job losses in their community. Members will also be afraid of losing the “small andfriendly” local branch office they love and the relationships with the employees they’ve forged over years. They may resist changes, including everything from new bank account numbers to learningnew technologies. As a result, they might fiercely support the status quo. The best way to address these concerns is to be upfront and honest, and to educate the community with an abundance of information about the facts of the merger. Show them their fears areunwarranted. Tell them what they stand to gain. The best central message to drive home is that the two combined credit unions will be better together than they were separately. The more theyunderstand the upside, the more certain credit unions will be of getting a positive vote. Develop a Multi-Faceted Communications PlanFor maximum impact, communication initiatives should be carried out through multiple channels simultaneously, including email campaigns, online, in the physical branches, in “town hall”meetings, and in the media. Some credit unions go out into the community to meet members and potential members at events like farmers’ markets to spread the news.Many credit union members report after a merger that they felt rushed during the process. They felt they didn’t have adequate time to fully consider what the merger would mean to them. Credit unionsshould consider the merger from the members’ perspective, so they feel good about the merger, too. The time is worth the effort, because the downside of bad communication is that the members couldvote “no” on the merger. Along with delivering the right message, allowing people to voice their concerns and be heard is one of the most powerful aspects of communicating controversial news. This could occur in a “townhall” meeting, where members can hear from and ask questions of the CEO and board members. Some supportive members can even be recruited as spokespeople, talking to other members aboutwhat they stand to gain from the merger. Before questions start pouring in, the credit unions should proactively craft messages that answer the most common questions. Member-facing employees can also be trained to answer such questions,because well-educated employees will become the biggest spokespeople in support of the merger. Add an Expert to Your Support TeamThe communication and approvals stage—and member vote—can be successfully executed with the help of a third-party advisor who’s been through the process repeatedly. A seasoned advisor will ensure that the merging credit unions’ communication campaigns are substantial enough and sufficiently on-point to support a successful member vote, as well as transition into the newly merged entity. Look for an advisor who offers a blend of merger experience, cultural sensitivity, and financial industry operations experience. In particular, look for someone who has worked successfully with boards and CEOs and possesses the insight and compassion to understand the many issues around credit union mergers, as well as the obstacles that may hinder the process. Finally, consider an advisor who embraces technology platforms to streamline the project management, document exchange, and collaborative processes during the merger. With the expert guidance of an advisor with these qualities, the chance of a successful merger outcome is greatly improved. 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Glenn Christensen Glenn Christensen is Founder and President of CEO Advisory Group the first Merger and Acquisitions consultancy focusing on the credit union industry.As a visionary and entrepreneurial leader with 25 … Web: www.ceoadvisory.com Details
9 July 2013 Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe got first-hand experience of a hi-tech initiative to combat rhino poaching in South Africa on Friday. Motlanthe, accompanied by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, visited Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, where he helped to take DNA samples and insert electronic microchips in the horns of two white rhino and a black rhino, SABC News reported on the weekend. The Rhino DNA Index System (RHoDIS) based at the University of Pretoria’s Faculty of Veterinary Science at Onderstepoort is part of an initiative to create a DNA database of all of rhinos in South Africa to enable successful prosecutions for poaching. The database actively supports the South African Police Service, conservation authorities such as South African National Parks (SANParks), and private rhino owners in building a shared asset register of rhinos in the country. “If a rhino gets poached and some of the body parts, like the horns, get exported to other countries, we can trace it all the way back if we’ve done a DNA test,” veterinary doctor Johan Joubert told SABC News. Motlanthe said technology was an important part of the battle against poaching. “But I think the main targets ought to be the syndicates that are behind the poaching,” he told SABC News. “It’s almost like dealing with drug cartels. There is no point in apprehending the small pushers. It’s always helpful to target the main brains behind the operation.” Last month, the Department of Environmental Affairs reported that 446 rhinos had so far been poached across the country in 2013, while 129 alleged rhino poachers have been arrested. The public is urged to report incidents of poaching and tip-offs to the anonymous tip-off lines 0800 205 005, 08600 10111 or Crime-Line on 32211. SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dear Friend,The seriousness of the water quality issue as it pertains to Ohio agriculture has never been greater than it is right now.With the recent passage of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), Lake Erie has now been granted the same legal rights normally reserved for a person. That means that any Toledoan who believes a business in the watershed is doing something they deem as detrimental to the lake could sue on the lake’s behalf.It was no secret that if LEBOR passed, agriculture would have the biggest target on its back. Farmers statewide need to be aware of its possible implications.Wood County farmer Mark Drewes has taken the lead in challenging LEBOR in court. And this letter from every major agriculture group in the state is to let you know we fully support him.Drewes acted quickly and took a strong approach when he bravely stood up for his family farm and all farms in Ohio by taking legal action to prevent senseless lawsuits stemming from LEBOR.We wholeheartedly agree with Drewes’ strategy, especially with the threat of legal actions against our members. But many of our family, friends and neighbors may see this as a message that Ohio agriculture doesn’t care about water quality and farmers do not want to fix what we acknowledge is a major problem in our state. We all know this is simply not true, but as the saying goes, “If you don’t tell your story, someone else will.”It’s time to step out of our comfort zone to better share our best practices with those outside of agriculture and reach out to those who don’t know or understand just how committed we are to healthy water in Ohio.Our members are making many management changes in the name of clean water. From planting cover crops, to installing buffers and waterways, to using variable rate fertilizer application equipment, to improved manure management, farmers are taking on the responsibility of doing the right things to improve water quality for all Ohioans.As we evaluate our operations and what measures we are taking for cleaner water, we have to ask if we can do more. Is what we do enough to make our community feel good about our nutrient management efforts? Do those who question our methods fully understand the extent of what we do to protect our shared water?This is an urgent time to talk to your neighbors. Share how the vast majority of farmers in Ohio are being proactive in finding a balance between producing food and protecting water. These are tough conversations but they are necessary conversations. We need to make our case to those who need to hear it.Work continues with the new administration and state legislators, who understand that agriculture needs to be a part of the water quality solution. Ohio agriculture is also working cooperatively with the conservation and environmental communities to discuss the resources needed to address and remedy Ohio’s water quality problems.Our message can reach far beyond our fence rows by sharing it online, too. Take pictures of the practices you use on the farm and share why taking the initiative for clean water is so important for you, your family and your farm. Use the hashtag #farmers4oh2o on your social media platforms and let’s use this opportunity to show the public our good work on the water quality front.We stand beside Drewes Farms and their efforts to protect every one of us and our way of life by defending Ohio agriculture against the legal fallouts from LEBOR. Now let’s step up to reach even more people about agriculture’s positive role in protecting the environment.Sincerely,Ohio AgriBusiness Association, Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Soybean Association, Ohio Poultry Association, and Ohio Sheep Improvement Association
Written by Elaine Bowen, EdD, West Virginia University Extension Specialist-Health PromotionAt the end of the day, do you think, “Oh my, I’ve been sitting too long!”? Maybe you’ve heard that sitting is the new smoking, a big risk to your health. It is true that too much sitting increases your risk of serious chronic diseases. The good news is you can add movement to your day. How? Walking meetings!Walking meetings are just that…meetings held while walking instead of sitting. Walking meetings are flexible and can be used in these ways: 1) a one-on-one meeting; 2) a break-out session of a larger meeting; 3) as part of a larger meeting with part of it walking and the other part sitting; 4) as its own entire meeting; and 5) a conference call.We all know that walking is one of the best ways to stay healthy. While working, the average person spends 9.3 hours sitting every day. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to obesity, type II diabetes, breast and colon cancers, and heart disease. An easy way to combat this sedentary lifestyle problem in the workplace is by introducing walking meetings. This is a simple and free way to improve your health while also accomplishing the same amount of work that you need to do. There is no need to give up work for health or health for work – you can have both!But wait, there are some extra benefits of walking meetings:Better listening skillsIncreased creativityIncreased productivityRelationship buildingMore honest communication among people at different “levels” in an organizationA decreased risk of certain diseases, such as those listed aboveA decrease in the number of work time missed due to illnessA potential increase in lifespanHow do you get started with walking meetings?Walking meetings are relatively simple to put together and participate in, but there is a right and a wrong way to create them. These tips will work for you and your participants.Plan ahead—create an agenda and a route for the walking meeting. Make it a treat and fit in a fun destination at the end, a point of interest along the route, or a healthy snack or drink option.Give notice—always let meeting participants know in advance that it is a walking meeting so they prepare. Send a short list of what to bring (comfortable shoes, water, etc.) and an agenda so that they will all be prepared to get the meeting going quickly.Plan for notes—if notes need to be taken during the meeting, bring a recording device or ask for a volunteer to take notes.Meeting size—ideally, the meeting size should be small, 2-5 people. If the meeting involves more participants, then carefully plan ways to handle that by either splitting into small groups or having periods of sitting and discussing followed by a walk.Pace of the walk—the walking pace should be set to the pace of the slowest walker. Everybody should be comfortable, enjoy the walk, and be able to easily focus and get things accomplished.Be clear and honest—because of the work culture, walking meetings could be seen as a break from work with a loss of productivity. Be sure to clear walking meetings with supervisors and communicate to everyone that walking meetings are for working and not for relaxing, gossiping, etc. Walking meetings are a healthy alternative to traditional sit-down meetings, but the same amount of work (if not more!) is accomplished.Stay motivated—choose a leader to keep the group motivated. Encourage each other to stick with walking meetings. Pick a time when everyone can regularly commit to, such as weekly staff meetings. Plan ahead for bad weather conditions—will you walk inside or will you reschedule? Mix things up in order to not get bored—pick different routes or different fun destinations at the end or along the route. Use this website as a resource for planning routes. Enjoy yourself!Always keep safety in mind. Difficulty breathing, dizziness, pain, nausea, or other unusual symptoms while walking is not normal. If you or others experience any of these symptoms, stop and rest. If symptom(s) persists, see a physician. Wear comfortable shoes. Bring appropriate clothing for weather conditions. Face oncoming traffic. Watch out for dogs, cars, and bicycles.Get inspired…watch TED Talk: Got a Meeting? Take a Walk
French hotel group AccorHotels announced Monday it has signed a deal to buy Switzerland’s Movenpick Hotels and Resorts for 560 million Swiss francs (467 million euros, $567 million). Founded in 1973, Movenpick has 84 hotels in 27 countries, and plans to open 42 additional hotels by 2021, with significant expansion in Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific, AccorHotels said in a statement.The deal is expected to be finalised in the second half of 2018.The French group, which already includes the Pullman, Raffles, Novotel and Mercure brands, said the acquisition would further consolidate its operations in Europe and in the Middle East and boost growth, notably in Africa and Asia.”With the acquisition of Movenpick, we are consolidating our leadership in the European market and are further accelerating our growth in emerging markets, in particular in Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific,” AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin said.”The Movenpick brand is the perfect combination of modernity and authenticity and ideally complements our portfolio.”AccorHotels reported turnover was up 0.6 percent in the first quarter, due to improved performance in Europe, especially in France.In February it announced the sale of a 55 percent stake in the subsidiary that owns its hotels to a group of international investors including the sovereign wealth funds of Saudi Arabia and Singapore for 4.4 billion euros. AccorHotels CEO Sebastien Bazin said the deal would further accelerate his group’s growth in emerging markets © 2018 AFP This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: French hotel giant AccorHotels buys Switzerland’s Movenpick (2018, April 30) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-04-french-hotel-giant-accorhotels-switzerland.html Electronics giant Philips posts 27% drop in Q1 profits