Borinage


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Borinage

(bôrēnäzh`), region, Hainaut prov., S Belgium, surrounding Mons and extending to the French border. Traditionally a coal-mining district, most of the mines have been closed. Glass-making and metallurgy are the region's primary industries.

Borinage

 

the historical name of a small region in Belgium. It is located in the southern coal basin and extends west of the city of Mons to the French-Belgian border.

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Sharon Fish Mooney's collection of sonnets on the life and pictures of Vincent Van Gogh captures in its title--Bending Toward Heaven--Van Gogh's journey from being a pastor in training who served the peasants in the coal-mining Borinage region in Belgium, through the years of intense personal suffering and steady artistic development as he moved from place to place, financially dependent on his brother Theo and others, to the summer of 1890, when he shoots himself and dies.
Since 1876, fired by the company for negligence, he prepared to join a theological seminary; and travelled to the Borinage, a poor mining county from Holland, to help the challenged miners.
Misere au Borinage (1933), que s'est inspire Vincen Beeckman, dont
Yet it was in the Belgian coal mining district of the Borinage, where he went in 1878 to preach to the poor, that he discovered his artistic vocation.
A Antoine Gallez, mi abuelo, luchador politico entre los mineros del Borinage (Belgica)
Cette sequence dediee a l'Europe est aussi alimentee par un << Eurozapping >>, qui reprend des reportages des chaines de televisions des pays voisins dans le cadre d'un accord informel entre les televisions du borinage, en Belgique, et du Kent, au Royaume-Uni.
Le 14 janvier 1952, le Conseil general du PSB voit s'opposer deux legitimites en la matiere, puisque l'avis d'Achille Van Acker est combattu par Achille Delattre, depute du Borinage et ancien ministre de l'Energie, mais aussi president de l'Internationale des mineurs, qui a approuve la declaration Schuman des le mois de mai 1950.
11) In 1933, he and a Belgian colleague, Henri Storck, shot Misere au Borinage, a reenactment film that depicted the degraded living conditions of coal miners on strike in Eastern Belgium.
KAS Eupen began the season in early August with an emphatic 4-0 victory away to RBD Borinage, followed up the next week with a 4-2 win against KSV Roeselare.
It enjoyed some support in the trade unions, for example among engineering workers in Liege, garment workers in Brussels and miners in the Borinage district.
As a young man, Vincent spent several years among the coal miners of the Borinage region of Belgium and the weavers of Brabant, and while the existing documentation does not conclusively link him to organizational activity, it does suggest he was, at the very least, a sympathetic observer who recognized the dignity of those workers and deplored their suffering.
The first of these coal concentrations occurred in 1959, with the merger of several old coal-producing firms to create one large company in the southern coalfield of Belgium, the Charbonnages du Borinage.