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Year: Projects 2015 Photographs: Fabiana Santa, Fábio Monteiro Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910707/m-residence-f-poles-arquitetura Clipboard M Residence / F:Poles ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveM Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura Save this picture!© Fabiana Santa+ 27Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/910707/m-residence-f-poles-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” Houses Other Participants:WM ConstruçõesCity:VotorantimCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fabiana SantaText description provided by the architects. The M residence is predominantly a single-story house, designed to provide family fun. The natural concrete brutality brings strength and personality, besides providing security to its owners. The residence volumes consist in a single horizontal rectangular block implanted in the ground’s highest level, making float a massive concrete box.Save this picture!© Fábio MonteiroSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Fábio MonteiroThe internal garden comes from a subtraction of the volume itself and makes the transition between social and private areas, allowing the entrance of natural lighting and ventilation. The pool and social area are facing the same facade of the main access, set in a higher level for greater privacy. Climbing the stairs above the reflecting pool, the main floor has a panoramic nature view, where the straight lines of the design contribute to emphasize the landscape.Save this picture!© Fabiana SantaThe windows’ alignment allowed the creation of a covered balcony and main access. Inside the house, woody and warm tones in the main textures added to the lighting project brings warmness to the rooms.Save this picture!© Fábio MonteiroO recuo dos fechamentos da fachada principal permitiu a criação de uma varanda e acesso cobertos. Na área interna, o uso da madeira e tons mais quentes presentes no mobiliário e revestimentos, somados ao projeto luminotécnico, traz calor e aconchego aos ambientes.Save this picture!© Fábio MonteiroProject gallerySee allShow lessSkyline House / Lachlan Shepherd ArchitectsSelected ProjectsIbera 1937 / KLM ArquitectosSelected Projects Share Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•Votorantim, Brazil Architects: F:Poles Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Lead Architect: Brazil Manufacturers: Florense, Alfabra Elevadores, Alus Aluminium, Alwitra, Arza Mármores, Deca, KF, Palimanan M Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura Area: 960 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Fernando Poles, Tiago Martins e Fábio Monteiro CopyAbout this officeF:Poles ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVotorantimFG + SGConcreteF:Poles ArquiteturaBrazilPublished on February 13, 2019Cite: “M Residence / F:Poles Arquitetura” [Residência M / F:Poles Arquitetura] 13 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs Save this picture!© Filip Šlapal+ 22Curated by Paula Pintos Share Country House J / ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova Houses Juraj Mikulaj, Andrea Ambrovicova Mikulajova Photographs: Filip Šlapal Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Slovakia Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – AboveDesign Team:Juraj Mikulaj, Andrea Ambrovicova Mikulajova, Jana MatlovicovaCity:JablonoveCountry:SlovakiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalText description provided by the architects. How to design a family house in a rural area of the 21st century, preserve the best traditions and add the best features of contemporary architecture? Our answer to this challenge is a rural house J, which is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional Slovak house with a “gánok”, a kind of a corridor (the Slovak word “gánok” originated from German – Gang). The house lies at the end of a picturesque village in Záhorie in western Slovakia. Just as there used to be a solid house for living and a wooden barn next to it in the past, today we have designed a brick house as a living area and next to it a wooden structure as a garage.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalBoth these structures are interlinked with the “gánok”, a typical Slovak element, which has been in our folk architecture for centuries. The “gánok” creates both a pleasant entry to the house and a place to enjoy sitting in the shade. Gable roofs and an oblong ground plan remind us of the original settlements in this setting. The character of the house is contemporary and has been tailored for its future settlers, a couple, sometimes visited by their children and in the future their grandchildren, too.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Filip ŠlapalThe house is situated in the upper part of the huge estate, enabling a great view of the foothills of the Alps. The rooms in the house go one after the other in a row, as it used to be in the past. This has enabled the living room and the dining room to be opened to both sides of the estate. The life in the house is concentrated around a huge dining table which is separated from the living room just by a double-sided fireplace. The living room area is opened over the two stories reaching the gable roof. The sleeping area is situated in the tranquil part of the estate facing the forest.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalWhen deciding about the building materials, we have been looking for natural solutions that have been typical for our architecture for centuries. The house has a white plaster and the roof is covered with red-brownish shingles. Natural wood, which nicely ages, was used for the garage façade, the “gánok” and sliding window shutters, which represent a modern adaptation of historic elements. A subtle “gánok” steel construction adds to a pleasant atmosphere of the house. The whole interior is really light, natural oak wood is combined with exposed concrete on the ceiling and sophisticated furniture pieces.Save this picture!© Filip ŠlapalProject gallerySee allShow lessSNKH Studio to Design Garage Museum’s 2020 Summer CinemaArchitecture NewsCall for Projects: New Generations New PlatformCall for Submissions Share CopyHouses•Jablonove, Slovakia Architects: ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova Area Area of this architecture project Area: 401 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928795/country-house-j-architekti-mikulaj-and-mikulajova Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928795/country-house-j-architekti-mikulaj-and-mikulajova Clipboard “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: Kaldewei, Louis Poulsen, Duravit, Flos, GUBI, HAY, Siemens, Domark, Situs, TON a.s. Year: 2019 Country House J / ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajovaSave this projectSaveCountry House J / ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova Lead Architects: ArchDaily Projects CopyAbout this officeARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajovaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookJablonoveSlovakiaPublished on November 21, 2019Cite: “Country House J / ARCHITEKTI mikulaj & mikulajova” 21 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
€1 billion available for Irish rural areas The Irish Department of Rural and Community Development is seeking proposals for its €1 billion regeneration fund which will support a range of projects over the next 10 years.Under Project Ireland 2040, the Rural Regeneration and Development Fund will support the renewal of small towns, villages and outlying rural areas through transformative large-scale projects. Initial funding of €315 million is being allocated on a phased basis over the period 2019 to 2022.The types of initiatives which the Fund will support include (but are not limited to):• measures to encourage residential living or commercial development in town centres including by investing in vacant buildings• improving public spaces in towns and villages and the development of areas and buildings for community facilities• projects that support job creation, entrepreneurship and innovation (e.g. development of Digital Hubs, Enterprise Hubs, Creative Hubs, training facilities)• measures to tackle social disadvantage• tourism initiatives which attract visitors to rural areas• improving walking, cycling, and public transport access to and within towns and villages (including improvements to roads, bridges and car parking facilities).• the provision and enhancement of recreational or leisure facilitiesCategory 2 of the Fund will support the early development of projects to enable them to reach a stage where the concept is developed to a high standard and the project is in a position to commence works. Projects could subsequently apply for further funding through Category 1 of the Fund, which supports the delivery and completion of projects which have full planning permission and other necessary consents in place.Announcing the opening of this call for the Fund, Minister Ring said: “The Rural Regeneration and Development Fund represents an unprecedented opportunity to deliver the scale of investment necessary to allow rural communities to continue to thrive and to help achieve balanced regional growth. It is already making its presence felt in rural Ireland”.The Fund is open to Local Authorities, Local Development Companies, State agencies, other Government Departments, philanthropic funders, the private sector and communities. The Lead Partner must be a State-funded body but collaboration between parties, including with communities, is strongly encouraged.Application processThe closing date for the receipt of proposals is 12pm on Friday, 28 February 2020. Applications should be submitted electronically on the official application form, which is available on the website of the Department of Rural and Community Development. Howard Lake | 18 December 2019 | News 371 total views, 1 views today Advertisement 372 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Funding Ireland 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Tuscon Police Department via Facebook(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Authorities in Arizona say they’ve captured a fugitive husband and wife couple who’ve been the subject of an intensive manhunt since escaping custody more than two weeks ago.Blane Barksdale and his wife Susan, both wanted for murder, escaped custody last month by overpowering a transport team that was taking them from upstate New York to Pima County, Arizona. The couple’s capture came just two days after Barksdale was added to the Unites States Marshals’ 15 Most Wanted List.Officials with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona say the Barksdales were located Wednesday evening and taken into custody without incident. The sheriff’s office said it assisted the U.S. Marshall’s Service in capturing the fugitives.The reward for Blane Barksdale, called a “career criminal” by authorities, had increased to $25,000 with his addition to the 15 Most Wanted List, officials said earlier this week.The Barksdales, both suspects in the April murder of 72-year-old man in Tucson, were being transported from New York to Arizona when they escaped on Aug. 26, authorities said.The couple was in a transport van in Utah when they overpowered the two security guards by faking a medical ailment. They then tied up the guards as well as a third inmate who was in the van, said David Gonzales, U.S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, at a news conference Monday.The Barksdales then drove the van to Vernon, Arizona, where they obtained a pickup truck from an acquaintance and likely got help from additional people, Gonzales said. After ditching the van, the couple drove off in the pickup truck, according to Gonzales.The Barksdales were located following what Gonzales on Monday said was a change in the direction of the investigation from a “rapid manpower search to an intense fugitive search.”“Instead of having 40, 50 police officers, agents on the ground, we’re going to pull back a little bit, reset our investigation, go over other leads,” Gonzales said Monday, two days before the couple was captured. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Anderson is taking over from John Cridland following his promotion to deputy director-general (News, 13 June). She will focus her attention on European developments, the business manifesto for the next general election and promoting the CBI’s new “Headstart” benchmarking scheme for personnel management.On Europe she reiterated the CBI’s opposition to compulsory consultation of employees. The CBI led the resistance to the planned law, although it is likely to appear again under the new French presidency. “There is the possibility of the commission bringing forward further legislation, but there is also a positive agenda in Europe,” said Anderson.The CBI will urge European partners to back the proposals of the Lisbon summit in March, which emphasised labour mobility and training.Anderson accepted that Britain lags behind Europe on skills. “The Germans were second or third in the table on literacy and numeracy by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and we were way down the list.”Cridland’s high-profile role will ensure that training and human resources will be prominent. “I think the appointment reflects just how much of the CBI’s effectiveness relates to what we have been able to achieve on people policy issues,” he said.Cridland will stay on the Low Pay Commission and as a member of conciliation service Acas. Personnel Today ranked him in its top 10 power players in personnel. In his new post he will have responsibility for European policy and legal issues, both of which have a heavy HR content.Digby Jones, CBI director-general, said, “John’s expertise in key policy areas of our work is widely recognised.” Anderson steps up from head of employee resourcing, one of the three divisions in the employer body’s HR department. It is a conventional appointment, as the CBI tends to promote from within its ranks.Opinion, p22web link www.cbi.org.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. New CBI policy director unveils future HR plansOn 20 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today
Comments are closed. HSBC advisers Ruth Bailey and Tom Flanagan say there are lessons to belearnt from the banking giant’s pensions settlement with its part-timeemployeesLast month, HSBC hit the headlines with the announcement that it had reacheda settlement with Unifi, the banking and finance union, over access to itspension scheme for part-time employees. The news came more than a year after the House of Lords judgment in Prestonv Wolverhampton Healthcare NHS Trust and Fletcher v Midland Bank plc, 2001,IRLR 237. HSBC was originally the lead bank in these test cases and is thefirst major bank to reach agreement with the union on the settlement ofpart-timers’ claims. The trouble started in September 1994 when the European Court of Justice(ECJ) decided that, under EC law, the right to retrospective pension schememembership could be backdated to 1976. Since December of that year thetribunals have received more than 70,000 applications by part-timers claimingthat failure to provide access to pension schemes is a breach of the Equal PayAct 1970 and indirectly discriminatory on the grounds of sex. These were lined up behind a number of test cases on time limits forbringing claims and backdating a remedy. The cases went through the UK legalsystem up to the House of Lords, across to the ECJ and back to the Lords inFebruary 2001. Following the House of Lords’ judgment the next phase of the cases is due tobe heard in June and July this year. It could take another six years to putthese cases to rest if all of the defence points are taken, including theargument that the differences were objectively justified. However, now that theHouse of Lords has clarified the preliminary issues of time limits, it islikely that many others will follow in HSBC’s footsteps. The fact it has taken more than a year to reach settlement is an indicationof the complexities involved. Circumstances and pension scheme provisions will differ between employers(for example, the HSBC case did not involve the added complexity of acontributory scheme) but it is possible to extract some practical guidance fromHSBC’s case on some of the issues an employer might meet in trying to settlepart-timers’ claims. Assessing potential liability It is first necessary to establish not only how many individuals havebrought claims but also how many are still entitled to bring claims becausethey are still employed or were employed within six months of an agreed cut-offdate (for instance, six months after the House of Lords’ decision). Ideally, this would be a simple process of checking employment records andidentifying those who worked part-time during the relevant periods. However, itis highly unlikely that employers will have kept comprehensive employmentrecords dating back to 1976. To avoid duplication of work at a later stage, it is a good idea to compileas much information from the outset about each employee’s employment history,including breaks in service etc, as this will be necessary to establish whetheran individual has a valid claim. One way of doing this is to produce andcirculate (to employees who have completed part-time service at some stage) astandard questionnaire that will gather all the necessary information. One apparently obvious question is whether the employee has brought a claimin the employment tribunals. Due to the large volume of claims presented to thetribunals in December 1994, inevitably, some have slipped through the net andthere may well be claims against an employer of which it is not aware. Information from employees must then be verified by and combined with any informationemployers may have to place individuals provisionally in various categories.This will give a rough estimate of the cost of settling either all claims orvarious categories of claims. The obvious categories are those who have brought claims in time and thosewho have not, but this could be broken down further, for example, by separatingthose who are still in employment and those who left employment less than sixmonths ago and who could still bring claims. There could be more categories,perhaps relating to different types of part-time workers, but this will varyfrom employer to employer. The employer will want to establish how much settlement could cost andwhether there will be a cost to the employer in providing funds to the pensionscheme to cover backdated access for all those with valid claims. This initialcosts assessment could affect how flexible an employer can be duringnegotiations in letting claims ‘through the net that may technically not fallwithin the House of Lords judgment. It could even have an impact on whether anemployer decides it is worth pursuing the objective justification defence. Throughout this process, it may be important not to raise expectations orgive a firm commitment that claims will definitely be met. This can bepresented positively, if negotiations on the type of issues set out below arecontinuing. Negotiating settlement Some of the issues being considered at the forthcoming hearings have notbeen included below and separate consideration will need to be given to whetheremployers should agree a way of settling them now or await the outcome of theinevitable appeals. – Claims Will the agreement cover only claims registered with thetribunals (some claimants thought they had lodged claims but they were neveractually registered) or those ‘claims’ submitted directly to an employer,perhaps by letter or as a response to any questionnaire used to assessliability? What about possible future claims? Is there a ‘finite universe’? – The six-month time limit How stringently will this be applied? Itmay depend on the funds available. The rationale behind the time limit is, ofcourse, to prevent the unfairness of being indefinitely liable for previousacts – especially as, in many of these cases, HSBC and other employers were notin breach of UK law as it stood at the time. The approach could also depend onwhen (or if) you gave complete access to the pension scheme to part-timers. – The types of employees/workers that will be covered Over the years,employers may have had many different types of relationship with individualsand it is important to agree which of these will be counted. The highlycontentious issue of employment status could be a sticking point innegotiations; pragmatic compromise may be the only way to resolve these issues.– Breaks in service The strict application of Preston and Fletchermeans that where there has been a break in service since the period ofpart-time employment to which the claim relates, and the claim was not broughtwithin six months of the end of that earlier period, the claim could be out oftime. However, there may be reasons behind the break in service that produce anunfair result if this principle is applied across the board. This issue islinked to that of employment status so, again, pragmatic compromises may unlocknegotiations. – Opt out If employees could have joined the scheme but chose not to,should they be excluded? Logic suggests they should because any discriminatoryact of the employer could have stopped with that choice – depending on whetherthe choice itself was ‘tainted’ with discrimination. – Additional hours Where the part-timer worked hours over and aboveher normal working hours, will these be included in calculating the level ofher retrospective pension entitlement? – TUPE transfers These issues are to be determined in the June/Julyhearings. However, if you do not wish this to prevent settlement at this stage,you could perhaps carve these claims out of any settlement agreement until theTUPE test cases are finally determined, or agree to include them as any othernormal claim. This will affect employees who were transferred in but haveclaims, on the face of it, against former employers; and those transferred outwith claims relating to periods with you. – Contributions If employees would have been required to contributeto the pension scheme had they been allowed access, they may be required to paybackdated contributions with interest. Chances are that many affected employeesdo not have the funds to make these payments. It may be appropriate to considera way of receiving these funds by instalments or possibly agreeing that theypay a proportionately smaller pension payment. You might consider a fundingarrangement. – Discretionary pension schemes Will the employee be better off underher new entitlements or under the discretionary scheme? The employer couldproduce statements of entitlement under both schemes so employees can make aninformed choice about which scheme they wish to belong to. If they choose thenew arrangements, they may have to repay an element of the earlier benefit if,for instance, it was paid in a lump sum, with interest. – Interest The rate of interest to be used in any pensioncalculations will have to be agreed. This could be the rate that has alwaysapplied to the pension scheme funds. – Deceased applicants Arrangements for making any payments ofretrospective benefits will have to be established. It may be a question oflooking at the pension scheme rules, or ascertaining who is receiving benefitfrom the pension if any was being paid to the applicant before death. – Men Whether men should be included is also an issue being heard atthe hearings. There may be no male applicants but if there are, will they becovered by any agreement or will settlement of these claims await the finaldetermination of the outstanding test cases? – Overlap A number of these issues overlap and, in any event, itwould be preferable to keep them all open until full agreement is reached onthem all. Calculation of benefits The remedy for any successful applicant will be retrospective access to thepension scheme but the actual benefit an applicant will receive will dependupon her status at the time claims are settled. Current employees will beentitled to any additional benefit on retirement. However, employers also need to consider arrangements to provide benefitsfor any deferred or current pensioners, or former employees who transferred apension value to a new employer, so they will receive the amount they wouldhave received had they been entitled to the pension scheme originally. Settling individual claims Although an employer may reach agreement with a union, it will still have toinvestigate and resolve each claim individually. If the employer has more than a few claims to resolve, it would be a goodidea to set up a process for handling claims that includes thoroughinvestigation of the facts to ascertain whether an applicant’s claim fallswithin any settlement reached, together with a procedure for reviewing any‘borderline’ claims. Other practical considerations are how to make offers to applicants tosettle claims, how to reject claims and deal with disappointed applicants, andthe withdrawal from or strike out by the tribunals. The tribunal may agree toproduce a list of all claims registered against an employer on its systems sothe employer can ensure it is aware of all outstanding claims. It should be a condition of any offer for retrospective access to thepension scheme that the applicant withdraws her claim. This could be madeeasier for the employer if it provides the applicant with a withdrawal form tosign to be sent to the tribunals. If an applicant has lodged duplicate claims,both these claims should be dismissed. As for out-of-time claims, the tribunals operate a system of askingapplicants to show cause why their claims should not be struck out. If anapplicant refuses to withdraw her claim, the tribunal is likely to assist, ifit has not already, by implementing a procedure for the claim to be struck out.This should then be the end of the process. Tom Flanagan is managing partner and Ruth Bailey a solicitor in theEmployment and Pensions Group at Stephenson Harwood. The firm acted for HSBC(formerly Midland) in Fletcher v Midland Bank plc find out more… on part-timer pension test cases at www.employmenttribunals.gov.ukPreston and Fletcher: the legal issuesThe Equal Pay Act 1970 time limits,modified by the Occupational Pension Schemes (Equal Access to Membership)Regulations 1976, were:– Employees can bring a claim during or within six months afterthe end of the relevant employment– Access to the pension scheme is limited to two years prior todate of the claim.EC law leaves time limits to member states provided– It is not excessively difficult or impossible in practice toexercise EC rights; and the limits are no less favourable thanother similar domestic rightsThe Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal and Courtof Appeal held that both the six-month time limit and the two-year backdatinglimit were lawful. The House of Lords referred the time limits issue to theECJ. The ECJ held:– The six-month time limit did not render EC law rightsimpossible or excessively difficult to exercise; as long as it was not lessfavourable than similar actions under national law, the time limit was lawful – The two-year backdating limit was unlawfulThe cases were then remitted back to the House of Lords todecide what time limits to apply in the UK. In February 2001, the House ofLords decided:– Claims had to be brought during or within six months afterthe end of the relevant employment (as had been UK law all along), and– Access to pension schemes could be backdated to the date onwhich employment started or 8 April 1976, whichever was later (the House ofLords putting into effect the ECJ’s decision that UK law had been wrong inlimiting access to two years before the date of the claim)TheGovernment proposed an amendment to the Part-Time Workers (Prevention of LessFavourable Treatment) Regulations 2000 to ensure compliance with the House ofLords decision.A tribunal can only order the remedy to be backdated for twoyears. This time limit was originally included to ensure consistency withexisting equal pay and pensions legislation. Related posts:No related photos. Calling timeOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article
July 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Report: Redskins’ minority owners looking to sell shares in team Written by Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail33ft/iStockBy JEANETTE TORRES-PEREZ, ABC News(NEW YORK) — The minority owners of the Washington Redskins are reportedly looking to get rid of their shares in the NFL team.The Washington Post reports Robert Rothman, Dwight Schar and Frederick W. Smith have enlisted the help of an investment banking firm to search for possible buyers.The three businessmen, who altogether own approximately 40% of the Redskins, are “not happy being a partner” with team owner Daniel Snyder, sources told The Post.The news comes after the team announced last week that it would begin a “thorough review” of its controversial name that Native Americans have long objected to as racially offensive.In a statement Friday, the team said the decision was made “in light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community” and it comes after a month of protests calling for racial justice and equality.“This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field,” Snyder said in a statement.Snyder, who bought the team in 1999, has previously said the team would “never” change the name, arguing it actually honored Native Americans.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.