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Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
St. Jude’s known as ‘the little church with the big heart’ in rural Ka’u By Lynette WilsonPosted Dec 11, 2018 Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Release Bishop’s warden Cordelia Burt opens the door to one of Shiela’s Showers at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Ocean View, Hawai’i. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service – Ocean View, Hawai’i] The lay leadership at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church here in Ocean View has turned the small church in the rural, underserved district of Ka’u on the Big Island into a beacon of light and hope; it lives up to its reputation as “the little church with the big heart.”Under the dedicated leadership of bishop’s warden Cordelia Burt and a small group of lay members serving on the bishop’s committee, St. Jude’s is more than a congregation. It’s a family, they say, attracting people from all walks of life, from the richest to the poorest, from those living on estates to those living in tents.From left, Cindy Cutts, Cordelia Burt and Karen Pucci are three of St. Jude’s lay leaders. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“Everybody comes in, everybody comes in. Until you do something completely stupid, you are in,” said Karen Pucci, a member of St. Jude’s.“And there are those that do stupid things,” said Cindy Cutts, who handles the congregation’s communications.“But it takes quite a bit,” added Pucci, the women bursting into laughter. “You really do need to get the red flag out there and chase the bull.”“Me being the bull,” said Burt.Hawai’i’s Big Island covers just more than 5,000 square miles and is home to some 200,000 people, many of them veterans and many of them living well below the poverty line, according to U.S. census data. The island is home to full- and part-time residents, and others living off the grid in substandard housing or even tents, St. Jude’s leaders said.It’s the off-the-grid folks and the hungry, homeless, technologically underserved, lost, lonely and forgotten who’ve inspired much of the congregation’s social outreach, including its shower ministry, named for a now-deceased transsexual member of the parish, Shiela, who suddenly stopped attending Sunday services.The rules and regulations for Shiela’s Showers are posted outside of St. Jude’s. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service“She wasn’t coming to church for a while and we knew she was sick, and her partner said she’s not coming to church because she doesn’t have any way to take a shower,” said Burt. “We’d been looking into building showers and doing this, and so I found out that they [Shiela and her partner] had no way of getting water. Their landlord didn’t give them a hose. The landlord said if they didn’t buy cigarettes, they’d have enough money for a hose.“Long story short, when we learned that Shiela wasn’t coming to church because she couldn’t take a shower, we went and bought a hose, and I took a bar of soap over and gave it to them. And for as long as Shiela could make it, she came to church every Sunday, and the sad part of the story is we didn’t get the shower up and running until after Shiela died.”“We decided that we would name the showers ‘Shiela’s Showers’ because she would have loved to have had hot water,” added Cutts.Here’s how it works. On Saturday mornings, volunteers arrive at 8 a.m. and put on the coffee and the soup. At 9 a.m., shower patrons beginning signing up to use one of the two showers. Sign-up ends at 12:30 p.m., and the volunteers stay until the last patron showers. Before St. Jude’s installed a second shower, it might be 4 p.m. by the time the last patron showered. Now, with two showers, it’s more like 12:30 or 1 p.m., the leaders said.“One of our first patrons that used the showers, when she came out of the shower, we have two people — male and female — sitting out there dispensing the shampoo, the conditioner, the body wash, fresh towels, we supply all of that, and she was crying and Beverly [the volunteer] thought, ‘Oh my God, was the water too hot?’ And she said, ‘No, this is the first time in six months that I’ve had hot water on my head.’”Additional social services St. Jude’s provides to the community include hosting the county’s senior nutrition program, a food pantry, free veterinary services, free Wi-Fi and electronics charging stations, a computer lab, and space for 12-step addiction recovery programs and for community organizations.St. Jude’s is one of five Episcopal parishes on the Big Island, the youngest, largest and easternmost of the archipelago’s eight main islands. In May, Kilauea volcano’s eruption and the lava river that followed destroyed hundreds of homes and displaced many other families on the Big Island. Holy Apostles in Hilo, the island’s largest and only incorporated city, continues its long-term response to the eruption.– Lynette Wilson is a reporter and managing editor of Episcopal News Service. 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ArchDaily Projects Photographs Houses 2012 La Couleuvre / NatureHumaineSave this projectSaveLa Couleuvre / NatureHumaine CopyAbout this officeNatureHumaineOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMontreal cityHousesCanadaPublished on April 16, 2013Cite: “La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine” 16 Apr 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Lead Architects: Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Broilo Sistema de Aquecimento, Eliane, Gramoterra, Hidrotec Piscinas, Incepa, Leffa Esquadrias, Madeiras A Moraes, Portobello, Roca Sanitarios, Weiku do Brasil Photographs Sense Xangri-lá Condominium / Ideia1 Design Team:Camila Sanvitto, Christine Beck. Angélica Crusius, André Landini, Paula Fontana, Tamara Santos, Luis H. Villanova, Luis Rocha, Diego Lopes, Leonardo NeumannCity:Xangri-láCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Roberta GewehrRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsText description provided by the architects. Sense is a neighborhood located in the seaside city Xangri-Lá, in the south of Brazil. The development hosts 144 sites for houses bordering a lake. The design of the facilities includes a social club with lounges, an outdoor pool over the lake, and a small spa complex. Other buildings such as an entrance gate, a covered tennis court, and a barbecue gazebo are also arranged over the development’s common areas. The design’s main concept is luxury and simplicity, focusing on each material’s inherent elegance. The design aims to reference the Brazilian architecture essence, through concrete, wood, and glass, that materializes the buildings; as well as the integration between construction and nature.Save this picture!© Roberta GewehrAll the facility buildings adopt bioclimatic strategies, guaranteeing their use in the summer, such as cross ventilation and large balconies, following the best vernacular Brazilian tradition. The metallic sandwich roof, with a ventilated gap over the ceiling, is a contemporary addition to the traditional technique to ensure thermal comfort in both summer and winter. Aesthetically the exposed concrete contrasts to the nature of the exuberant landscape, while the wood and glass assure a cozy atmosphere and allow visual integration between spaces. The rough and natural materials such as concrete, wood, and stone used in the outside contrast with the interiors, where the finishes are polished and refined. The choice of wood and concrete for the facades also reveals a desire for a construction with low maintenance that will resist and reveal the age without losing the elegance and natural esthetics. The landscape main feature is a central lake that absorbs the rainwater, avoiding the overload of the public water drainage system. In addition, the development will have its own sewage treatment, preventing the pollution of groundwater and the seaside.Save this picture!© Roberta GewehrSave this picture!© Roberta GewehrThe landscaping design utilizes only native vegetation, mitigating the damage caused to the local ecosystem and avoiding the introduction of exotic species. It also assures low-cost maintenance as the native species survive through the year without requiring expensive gardening. The verandas act as a shading system for the construction, keeping the interior spaces protected from direct insolation, as well as sheltered from rainfall. The vertical timber elements applied on the facades act as a brise-soleil, working as a shading system and being a second layer for the construction. In the social club, the location of the building aims to protect the outside swimming pool area from the constant northeast winds.Save this picture!© Roberta GewehrProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse K / Creative Union NetworkSelected ProjectsBIO MY BIO Café / DA bureauSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Roberta Gewehr+ 30Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Architects: Ideia1 Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/957521/sense-xangri-la-condominium-ideia1 Clipboard CopyAbout this officeIdeia1OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuildingsResidentialXangri-láBrazilPublished on March 10, 2021Cite: “Sense Xangri-lá Condominium / Ideia1” [Condomínio Sense Xangri-lá / Ideia1] 10 Mar 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
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Required fields are marked * When Danny Tarantine, owner of Tarantino’s Pizzeria, first had the inspiration to open his own restaurant in Pasadena back in 1984, he had only $600 in the bank, but a lot of energy.“I was actually working at The Sawmill, not far away, during that time,” he remembered, sitting in a booth and chatting on a quiet afternoon between the lunch rush and the dinner crowd. “I would work here from 6 in the morning to about 5:30,” he said, “and then I would go to the Sawmill in the early evening and tend bar there until about 2 in the morning, and I did that for about nine months!”But his little restaurant was slowly growing. “I had a paper sign in the window here, and that was it!,” he said.And he also had a lot of friends, from years of tending bar. “They’re the ones who got me started,” he said. Now, the friendly little pizzeria with the green awning on Green Street has been serving traditional Italian food to new and loyal customers for close to 32 years.Let’s go back further than that for a moment, though, back to Weirton, Ohio, just across the Ohio River from Steubenville, where Danny’s grandmother lived. Danny came from a hard-working Italian family, but oddly enough, he was the only one who enjoyed cooking.“My mother and father were terrible cooks,” he laughed. “It was my grandmother who taught me to cook. I spent a lot of time there at her place, Saturdays and Sundays, I was always there. That’s where I learned to cook.”He went to college to study journalism, but eventually the pull of restaurants and the idea of one day owning his place, overwhelmed him, and he moved out to Southern California in hopes of one day putting his own byline on a restaurant.Eventually, Danny brought his parents out to actually partner in the restaurant, one of two he now owns. “They were partners here for about twenty years,” he recalled. “My Dad sat in that chair over there, by the register, and smoked cigarettes, and talked to customers. That was his contribution,” Danny smiled. Dad and a brother also sang for their suppers, literally, crooning “New York, New York,” and other American songbook standards for a very hungry and appreciative audience.But it wasn’t necessarily the music bringing everyone in. True to his upbringing, Tarantine serves traditional down-home Italian food, from a wide range of pastas to a gourmet Florentine pizza, and nearly everything in between. (When I first arrived, and waiting for our interview to begin, a staff member brought out a plate of their garlic rolls to me, fresh out of the oven, wading in olive oil and garlic, to keep me busy. I think I truly might have been happy with just those.)And it’s really like visiting an Italian friend to visit Tarantino’s. My plate was never empty on that first visit, from the garlic rolls, to a spectacular ravioli, that I happily struggled to finish, and then the enormous pizza he insisted I take home with me, at the end of my meal.The food is simple and the menu is wide-ranging. In fact, if you have not eaten yet today, continue on here at your own peril. The sauces, which are all fresh and made in-house, are heavenly and rich, the definition of comfort food. We had a simple spaghetti and meatballs on our second visit, and it was pure and delicious. As it should be, says Danny.“Whenever I go to an Italian restaurant,” he said. “That is what I order. If that’s good, then they really know what they’re doing.” He seems to know what he is doing.Though we have tried only a pizza and a pasta, Tarantino’s offers so much more. There are nearly a dozen sandwiches, from Panini to Philly Cheese steaks and submarines. The pizza dough is sweet and slightly crunchy at the same time, with a vast selection of toppings. There are also a few seafood dishes with fresh shrimp and mussels dressed up in a variety of combinations for your palate’s perusal.Best of so many things here, are the all-you-can-eat specials Monday through Thursday evenings, featuring spaghetti, calzones, stromboli and carmine. Pick any of those nights, all the choices are affordable, and bound to be delicious.Looking for a spot where they’ll remember you? Where the owner makes the sauces himself every day? Where you’re never disappointed with the food? Where you arrive happy and leave happier? I can pretty much guarantee most of those things, except for maybe arriving happy. Let’s call it arriving hungry and leaving a lot happier. And it will be more than the food that changes your mood.Tarantino’s is at 734 East Green Street, Pasadena. (626) 796-7836. www.tarantinospasadena.com Community News Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Business News top box 10 Paradise on Green Street Tarantino’s offers down-home Italian food in the Playhouse District By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Friday, May 6, 2016 | 7:32 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Half of Irish restaurants face permanent closure due to Covid Pinterest Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Half of Irish restaurants face permanent closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a group representing the sector.The Restaurants Association will be among the hospitality groups at today’s Oireachtas Tourism Committee, highlighting the need for more supports and a plan for reopening.The Hotels Federation will also outline how revenue across its sector fell by 60 per cent last year.Meanwhile the Licensed Vintners Association will tell the committee all pubs and other hospitality businesses should be allowed open at the same time.Chief Executive, Donall O’Keeffe, says there must be a vaccination bonus in terms of reopening without restrictions:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/restaurants7am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleBOI to explain reasons for mass branch closures todayNext article‘Normal summer’ depends on vaccines & trajectory of virus News Highland By News Highland – March 23, 2021
WhatsApp All domestic flights resume at Donegal Airport WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleWarm & humid this weekend…but there’s a catch!Next articleAll shops in North reopen today News Highland Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ By News Highland – June 12, 2020 Donegal AirportThe Chairman of Donegal Airport says the last few months have been a challenging time but the facility is emerging out the other side. All domestic flights at Donegal Airport are now reinstated with all adequate health and safety measures in place.An ambitious five year plan is also due to be announced by the airport shortly.Chairman Steve O’Culainn says without the airport being situated where it is, there wouldn’t be as much foreign investment in Donegal and is encouraging people to avail of the service:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/airpodfgdfgdfgdfrt-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest
Looking to recruit top-quality graduates? Employers should invest more inorganising work placements. That way, they will reap huge benefits fromenthusiastic students queuing up for work experienceI frequently hear employers bemoaning graduates’ lack of understanding ofthe workplace and of the key employability skills they consider essential innew recruits. But how can graduates acquire these competencies if employersconsistently fail to provide quality work-placement opportunities? It’s a classic chicken and egg situation that businesses must address ifthey are to secure the quality staff they desire. Indeed, I would say employers are missing a trick by overlooking thebenefits a work-placement student can bring to their companies, and the savingsthey can make on recruitment expenses if they select wisely and view eachstudent placement as an extended interview. The recent National Graduate Media Audit surveyed more than 100 graduaterecruiters, asking them what they believed to be the most effective route torecruiting top-quality graduates. The recruiters cited all manner of media,ranging from directories and magazines to careers fairs, websites and employerpresentations. Yet what do you suppose topped the list as the number one mosteffective method? You guessed, work experience/internships. In addition to the potential savings on recruitment costs, work-placementstudents can bring other benefits. How many companies have ideas on the backburner that fail to reach development stage because of lack of time ormanpower? A student on placement can provide the perfect resource to tacklesuch projects, or even free up a permanent member of staff to progress them. Developing IT systems, creating websites and undertaking market research arejust some projects students can undertake. They can also provide access touniversity resources and bring knowledge of new technologies, which mightotherwise pass the company by. Work experience students can also bring a fresh pair of eyes to spot newopportunities and could suggest effective new working practices which permanentpersonnel may never see, through being so close to the business. The National Council for Work Experience, through its Work ExperienceAwards, has hard evidence of work-placement students who have turned companiesaround with their innovative thinking. Yet it is clear successful work experienceis a two-way process; if employers provide a good brief and adequate support,they will reap the benefits of having an intelligent and enthusiastic employee.It is time recruiters stopped complaining that their graduate starters arenot ‘oven-ready’, and started investing in initiatives that provide them withopportunities to become so. Recruiters say work experience works. Now, as wemove towards the summer term and students begin to look for summer holidayplacements, it is time to put their money where their mouth is and come forwardin much larger numbers to provide quality work-placements. By Liz Rhodes, Director, National Council for Work Experience Comments are closed. Help graduates to become ‘oven-ready’ for life at workOn 6 May 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.