No Hope for the Kids

No Hope for the Kids er et dansk punkband der har sit udspring i punk miljøet omkring Ungdomshuset i København. Kasper Maarbjerg har tidligere spillet i punkgrupperne Hul og Asbest, mens trommeslageren Peter Bonneman tidligere har været medlem af Amdi Petersens Armé, tilliger medlem af Gorilla Angreb, og nu ude med solo E.P’en Jeg Kendte Dem Ikke.

Gruppen spiller en type punk der er meget inspireret af den tidlige engelske punk fra slutningen af 1970’erne før hardcore punkens gennembrud, og som er mere gennemsyret af hård rock. Teksterne til sangene som både er på engelsk og dansk kredser omkring krig, død og depressioner.

Singlen Das Reich/Secret Police fra 2003 som blev trykt i i 300 eksemplarer blev hurtigt udsolgt og er nu allerede et samlerobjekt der sælges for høje beløb på auktionssider som f.eks. eBay.

Udgivelsen af deres debut album (kaldet No Hope for the Kids men nogle gange forkert angivet som Storkøbenhavn fordi medlemmerne på album coveret står ved siden af et byskilt hvorpå der står Storkøbenhavn) på lp i 2003 blev udgivet på det danske, nu hedengangne, pladeselskab Kick’n’Punch. Og i 2004 udkom den som cd på det amerikanske Feral Ward.

Gruppen blev snart meget populær i punkkredse både i hjemlandet men også internationalt, specielt i USA . En interesse for danske punkbands i udlandet hand meat tenderizer, som andre danske grupper såsom Gorilla angreb og tidligere Amdi Petersens Armé også har været med til at skabe. Dette har medført flere turnéer både i Europa og USA(2004 og 2006).

I 2006 udkom singlen Angels of Destruction/Cold Touch på selskabet Backwards Masking. Sangen Angels of Destruction var tidligere udkommet på den danske punkopsamlingsplade København i Ruiner i 2003 best waist belt.

No Hope for the Kids’ album er nu blevet genoptrykt for tredje gang thick football socks. Det danske pladeselskab Hjernespind har overtaget udgivelsen efter at Kick’n’Punch er blevet nedlagt.

I 2006 udkom sangen Treblinka på punkopsamlingspladen Public Safety som blev udgivet af det amerikanske punkrock magasin Maximumrocknroll. Hjernespind har annonceret en kommende EP med gruppen der samler de to singler på én udgivelse.

Ronni Dybdahl og Kasper Maarbjerg spiller desuden sammen i spoofbandet The Natzees.

I januar 2008 udkom på Hjernespind Records en genudgivelse af gruppens to tidligere udsendte singler.

Manchester Courts

Manchester Courts, earlier known as the MLC Building, was a commercial high-rise building in the Christchurch Central City. Built in 1905–1906 for the New Zealand Express Company, it was at the time the tallest commercial building in Christchurch. A Category I heritage building, it suffered serious structural damage in the 2010 Canterbury earthquake and was condemned to be demolished. Demolition began on 19 October, and was completed in February 2011.

Manchester Courts was commissioned by the New Zealand Express Company, which had its headquarters in Dunedin with offices throughout the country. They worked in freight forwarding, customs, shipping and express forwarding agents. At the beginning of the 20th century, they were a major employer in New Zealand.

The company engaged architects Sidney and Alfred Luttrell with the design of their Christchurch head offices. The architects had been in the country since 1902, and they are credited with introducing the Chicago skyscraper architectural style to New Zealand, and blending it with Edwardian architecture water flask. The Luttrells’ buildings also included the same commissioners’ 1908 New Zealand Express House (now Consultancy House) in The Exchange, Dunedin — the city’s first skyscraper — which shares many features with Manchester Courts.

From 1991 it had a Category I classification with the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. In 1986–1987, the building was refurbished, had its parapet removed and was reclad in steel.

Manchester Courts is believed to have been the first steel reinforced commercial building in Christchurch. The foundations and the two lower stories were made from reinforced concrete. The upper five stories had external unreinforced brick columns that were load bearing, while the interior was made of steel framing.

Manchester Courts suffered significant structural damage in the 2010 Canterbury earthquake (4 September) glass travel bottles. The masonry columns were left badly cracked on level three and four and showed shear failure. According to the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, this was due to the load transfer from the reinforced concrete floor to the unreinforced brick columns, and was further caused by the two storey building adjoining on the south side stopping to provide lateral support at that height. Diagonal cracking on the top floor indicated damage from torsional forces hand meat tenderizer.

The building was deemed unsafe and was one of just two historic CBD buildings the City Council initially proposed for immediate demolition. That decision was reversed hours later when the building’s owner proposed to dismantle the building over several weeks. A 60 m (200 ft) cordon was established around the building to guarantee public safety.

Christchurch City Council voted 10 to 2 at their 6 October 2010 meeting that the building was a safety hazard and should thus be demolished. The council’s CEO was given powers to issue a demolition warrant, which avoided the usual resource consent process that could take up to 18 months. The demolition warrant could be granted under section 129 of the Building Act 2004, where “immediate danger to the safety of people is likely”. Consequently, resource consent was not required for the demolition.

Heritage enthusiasts and others protested against demolition, arguing that the masonry columns would have been reinforced with steel, and that the council should obtain its own engineering report, not rely on that commissioned by the building’s owner lint removers clothes. The owner presented evidence of further damage in aftershocks and pressed for urgent demolition, saying he had been advised that the building was showing signs of impending failure.

The fate of Manchester Courts attracted significant media attention. TV One had the demolition decision as their anchor story for their 6 pm news. Demolition started on 19 October, and was nearing completion in January 2011. The building, significantly weakened by the removal of key structural supports by demolition engineers, withstood a number of large aftershocks without collapsing.

During the demolition, an opponent of the demolition said he had photographs showing that the building did indeed contain substantial steel reinforcement. The building’s owner said that less steel had been found than expected, and the mayor stood by the decision to demolish.

Martin Fillo

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 10:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC).

Martin Fillo (born 7 February 1986) is a Czech professional footballer who plays for 1. FK Příbram in the Czech First League. He is a former Czech Republic international, with three caps to his name. He has played in the Czech Republic, Norway and England.

Fillo began his career with 2. Liga side Viktoria Plzeň. He helped the club to promotion to the Gambrinus Liga during the 2004–05 season. In his first season in the top flight, he made 11 appearances and scored three goals, as Plzeň narrowly avoided relegation. He established himself in the first team during the 2006–07 season, making 27 appearances and scoring seven goals. He played 15 matches and scored five goals during the 2007–08 season, before making his last appearance for the club in December 2007 meat tendrizer.

Fillo signed a five-year deal with Norwegian Tippeligaen club Viking in 2008, breaking the transfer record at the club. He made his debut for Viking on match day one of the 2008 season, assisting the winning goal and being voted man of the match in a 1–0 victory over Strømsgodset IF. He scored his first goal for Viking in a 1–0 victory over Tromsø IL on match day four. He appeared consistently during the 2008 season, making 25 appearances and scoring 6 goals. He made 25 appearances and scored three goals during the 2009 season and played in Viking’s UEFA Cup qualifiers, which ended with a second round defeat to Honka. In the 2010 season, Fillo made only 15 appearances, but scored five goals, including a hattrick against Odds on 4 July 2010.

Fillo re-signed for Viktoria Plzeň on a four-and-a-half-year contract during the 2010/11 season and made 10 appearances, scoring one goal. He won the first silverware of his career, having helped Plzeň to the Gambrinus Liga title. He also won the 2011 Czech Supercup with the club. Fillo began his 2011–12 season by making appearances in the Champions League qualifying stages, through which Plzeň progressed to the group stage hand meat tenderizer. He appeared as a substitute in three of Plzeň’s six group stage games, coming on against AC Milan, Barcelona and BATE Borisov. When the league season started, Fillo found himself out of favour. He made a total of nine appearances during the 2011–12 season, scoring one goal, helping Plzeň to a third-place finish and Europa League qualification. Fillo was back in the team at the start of the 2012–13 season for Plzeň’s Europa League qualifiers. Later in the campaign he played in both legs of Plzeň’s 5–0 round of 32 aggregate victory over Napoli. He also played both legs of the 2–1 round of 16 aggregate defeat to Fenerbahçe. He made 27 appearances during the 2012–13 season, but failed to score, though he picked up another Gambrinus Liga winners’ medal. Fillo spent the 2013–14 season away on loan and departed at the end of the campaign. Fillo made 56 appearances and scored three goals in his second spell with Plzeň.

Fillo joined fellow Gambrinus Liga side Mladá Boleslav on loan after the winter break in February 2012 and made 13 appearances, helping the club a fourth-place finish (one place behind his parent club Viktoria Plzeň) and to Europa League qualification the coolest football uniforms. He rejoined Mladá Boleslav on loan in September 2012, making eight appearances before returning to Plzeň prior to the winter break. Fillo made 27 appearances and scored three goals across his two spells with Mladá Boleslav.

In July 2013, Fillo agreed a season-long loan with English League One side Brentford, linking up with Uwe Rösler, his former manager at Viking. He made his debut as a substitute in the first game of the season, coming on for Conor McAleny after 71 minutes of a 1–1 league draw at Port Vale. In the following game, he scored on his full debut, bagging the second goal in a 3–2 League Cup first round win over Dagenham & Redbridge. Fillo was dropped from the side in October 2013 and instead made appearances for the Development Squad, scoring his first goal in a 2-1 Professional Development League 2 South defeat to Crystal Palace on 5 November. Having not made a first team appearance since 8 October, new manager Mark Warburton indicated in late December that he would hold talks with Fillo over his future. Fillo suffered an injury while trying to score in a 1-1 Development Squad draw with Ipswich Town on 14 January 2014 and was out of action until a starting appearance in a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City on 17 February. Fillo was made available for loan on 19 February, but staked a claim for a first team appearance with a hattrick in a 6-3 Development Squad defeat to Charlton Athletic on 3 March. He received his final call into the first team squad for a 2-0 victory over Bradford City on 8 March, remaining as an unused substitute. In a forgettable season, Fillo scored just one goal in 9 appearances for the Bees. On a brighter note, Fillo finished the Development Squad’s 2013/14 campaign as the team’s leading scorer, bagging four goals in six appearances.

Fillo signed for First League side 1. FK Příbram in the summer of 2014. He had a good start to life at Na Litavce, scoring two goals in his first five games.

Fillo represented the Czech Republic at age-group level and was U21 captain. He made his debut for the senior side in a 1–0 friendly win over Malta in June 2009. He made another appearance in a 3–2 friendly defeat to the United Arab Emirates on 15 November 2009.