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first_imgKenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Airways Limited (KA.ug)  2003 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Airways Limited is the flag carrier airline of Kenya. It was wholly-owned by the government of Kenya until 1995 when the airline was privatised. Kenya Airways is now a public-private partnership with the largest shareholder being the government of Kenya (48.9%) and the balance owned by KQ Lenders Company 2017 Ltd (38.1%), KLM (7.8%) and private owners (5.2%). Kenya Airways offers domestic and international flights, ground handling services and handles import and export of cargo. Subsidiary companies of Kenya Airways include JamboJet Limited which provides local passenger air transport services, and African Cargo Handling Limited which provides cargo handling services. Kenya Airways Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Ulster Ulster received a boost ahead of this weekend’s crucial Heineken Cup clash against Biarritz with the news that  lock Dan Tuohy has signed a new two year deal with the club, while  prop Paddy McAllister and centre Nevin Spence have upgraded from development to full contracts.Tuohy, who won his first international caps for Ireland during last summer’s tour of Australia and New Zealand,  moved from Premiership side Exeter Chiefs, on a two year contract with Ulster ahead of the  2009-10 season. Having come through a strong academy system in the Guinness Premiership with Gloucester, the Irish-qualified lock had Ireland U21 honours to his name before his arrival in Belfast and with his excellent line-out abilities and a fair turn of pace, he’s become a regular in the Ulster side on match day.Youngsters McAllister and Spence are both products of the Phoenix Ulster Rugby Academy. Prop Paddy McAllister ,who was awarded a development contract ahead of the start of the current season, made his Ulster debut coming on as a replacement against the Ospreys  in September. The Ballynahinch player, who has has represented Ireland at Schools, U19 and U20 level has featured regularly in the Ulster match day squad this season. Centre Nevin Spence also joined the Ulster Squad on a development contract this summer after featuring for Ireland U20s in the Junior World Championship in Argentina. The former U16 Northern Ireland football international got his first Ulster start against Glasgow last April and has started six matches for Ulster so far this season, scoring a memorable try in Ulster’s defeat of Bath at The Rec last month as well as one last Friday night against Treviso.last_img read more

first_img Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. $3 million dollars dedicated to the micro-grants for home-based businesses affected by the pandemicFrom the Orange County Government NewsroomOrange County Government is announcing an expansion of the CARES Act monies to include “micro-grants” to assist home-based businesses with three or less employees. The Orange CARES Micro-grant program is structured and designed to help support home-based business owners who were not previously eligible for the CARES Act Funding.The Board of County Commissioners dedicated $3 million dollars to the micro-grant program.  The $3 million dollars is in addition to the $65 million already allocated for the CARES Business Assistance program. Both programs will also include an increase to the payroll protection plan from $50,000 to $75,000.“The micro-grant program is another way to provide monies to the countless home businesses that have been affected by the pandemic.  The program is designed to help give some relief to these households,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings.The micro-grants will range from $1,000 to $3,000 dollars.  In order to prepare for home-based businesses to apply for the micro-grants, the County’s portal will shut down Friday, July 31, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.The portal will reopen on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. to accept applications for the micro-grants.Please note there are many small business applications still in the portal that have only been partially completed. If the full application is not submitted by 5:00 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2020, the applications will be deleted.  Small business applicants will have to reapply on August 10, 2020.The CARES Act Funding supports business owners by bridging financial gaps that may have occurred due to lost revenue caused by the pandemic. The program criteria and information is now available online for home-based business owners at www.ocfl.net/OrangeCares.The County is recommending that home businesses owners review the eligibility criteria and prepare their documents now so they are ready to apply come August 10, 2020.For more information on eligibility criteria and required documents, visit ocfl.net/OrangeCares. If you are unable to access the Internet or have a language barrier, please call Orange County’s 3-1-1 call system for assistance. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! TAGSCARES Act FundingCOVID-19Home-Based BusinessesMicro-GrantsOrange County GovernmentPandemic Previous articleGroundbreaking technology allows ‘dead’ hearts to be transplanted; gives hope to nation’s organ shortageNext articleApopka Police Officer retires after 39 years, much to be celebrated in years of service Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide.last_img read more

first_imgWednesday May 6, 2009 The School of Hard Knocks – Episode 3 Episode 3 of the interesting series of the School of Hard Knocks once again takes us into the lives of a group of young Welshmen who have been introduced to rugby as a means of getting out of the doom and gloom of their everyday lives. In the first two episodes we saw certain characters introduced as the boys learn about the ins and outs of rugby, with Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell at the helm. Episode 3 takes us to the Millennium Stadium with the boys, as they get a tour of the awesome ground, and then get to watch the Welsh players train before meeting them and getting autographs. They’re then taken through some gruelling physical training at an army camp and good old Ben makes himself popular once again.  :: Related Posts :: The School of Hard Knocks – Episodes 1 & 2 Time: 09:05 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error School of Hard Knocks Related Articles 384 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 4, The… 386 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 3 389 WEEKS AGO School of Hard Knocks 2013 – Episode 2 From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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first_img Photographs Projects Houses Japan ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 17 Share 2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172056/2-courts-house-keiji-ashizawa-design Clipboard Year: center_img Photographs:  Daici Ano Text description provided by the architects. The project is constructed in typical Tokyo urban condition of closely built surrounding. The 4 story house resolves privacy and light with the design of 2 cascading courtyards which spills gradual light into the innermost volume of the house.Save this picture!© Daici AnoRecommended ProductsWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedDue to the differing light intensity from the 2 courtyards, each space also differs in character and function.Save this picture!© Daici AnoProject gallerySee allShow lessCampus International School for Downtown Cleveland Proposal / OS+AArticlesSkipark 360° / C.F. Møller Architects & Berg ArkitektkontorArticles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172056/2-courts-house-keiji-ashizawa-design Clipboard 2008 2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa DesignSave this projectSave2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design “COPY” CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKeiji Ashizawa DesignOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTokyoJapanPublished on September 28, 2011Cite: “2 Courts House / Keiji Ashizawa Design” 28 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_imgArchDaily Concrete And Logistic Construction Site:Agest CostruzioniConcrete:Claudio Valenzano, Sofia ValenzanoMechanical Engineer:Giacomo BerettaElectrical Engineer:Flavio DoglioneElectrical Plants::Voltalux di Pastorello PatrizioConcrete Pavings:Capodicasa SasParquet Floorings:Bonardi Matteo per CP ParquetArchitect In Charge:Diego BortolatoFurniture And Wood Works:Isaia Emanuele FalegnameCity:AreaCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Daniela BortolatoRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAThis was a project for a New Villa developed on the northwest of Italy, Monferrato Coutryside Area,Piedmont, that follow principle of bioarchitecture.The development of the new private residence , is based on the juxtaposition of two main bodies , themaster house and an annex of service, united by a single large roof , oriented and designed to maximizesolar gain during the winter and to protect and reduce the penetration of the same during the summer.A third building , detached from its predecessors is thegarage.Save this picture!First Floor PlanThe idea and the need was to unify to the local context , according to precise input of the client, whowanted the new building to dialogue with the rural buildings in the area of intervention. Save this picture!© Daniela BortolatoThe development of the large roof and with double height porches, uses this input to create a functionalappliance to the attributes of ecoeffectivenessthat we wanted to achieve, in a building made ofprefabricated timber structure, characterized by the use of natural and sustainable materials.Save this picture!© Daniela BortolatoThe technology chosen was wood frame, with composite wood panels walls, natural insulation with woodfiber, natural hemp fiber, etc.Save this picture!© Daniela BortolatoThe outer surface finishes are natural limebasedplaster, wooden windows with double glazing system,waxed concrete floors finishing for the ground floor and outside areas, oak wood oil finished to the upperfloors.Save this picture!© Daniela BortolatoThe new building achieves the goal of energy class A, and is equipped with heating and cooling radiantfloor, air humidity control system and mechanical ventilation system.Save this picture!© Daniela BortolatoThe structure rests on a reinforced concrete base, rwith 32 piles, but without basement floor.Both architectural and Interior design developed by our office, as per Landscape Design.Project gallerySee allShow lessIs the Open Plan Bad for Us?Architecture NewsHealthcare Centre in Son Servera / PMMTSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450821/casa_ssm-diego-bortolato Clipboard Photographs Houses Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/450821/casa_ssm-diego-bortolato Clipboard Casa_SSM / Diego BortolatoSave this projectSaveCasa_SSM / Diego Bortolato photographs:  Daniela BortolatoPhotographs:  Daniela Bortolato General Contractor: “COPY” Area:  350 m² Area:  350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img 2012 Lignoalp- Damiani Holz&Ko SpA 2012 Year:  CopyHouses•Area, Italy Casa_SSM / Diego Bortolato Architects: Diego Bortolato Area Area of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Daniela Bortolato+ 35 Share Year:  CopyAbout this officeDiego BortolatoOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAreaHousesItalyPublished on November 24, 2013Cite: “Casa_SSM / Diego Bortolato” 24 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

first_img Online giving site The Big Give has raised over £750,000 in a week for victims of the Nepal earthquake through an online match funding campaign.The match funding was provided by philanthropists including Sir Alec Reed, who founded the site, Michael Spencer’s city-firm ICAP, and other individuals.Online donations are being handled on behalf of organisations which are responding in Nepal, including the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), Care International and Oxfam.  Over 6,000 people have donated to the Nepal appeal on The Big Give.Alex Day, General Manager of the Big Give, thanked all those who had given and to those who had offered to double online donations.The match funding has now been exhausted, but donations for charities working in Nepal will be accepted until Friday at 5pm.MedairOne of the charities which benefitted from the match funding appeal was the Medair who raised around £25,000 in total. Claire Casagrande, Development Manager at Medair UK, said:“Funding raised through the Big Give will enable Medair to work closely with its partners to deliver shelter kits and essential items to people cut off in remote villages in Sindhupalchok, a district northeast of Kathmandu. According to reports, Sindhupalchok is one of the worst-hit districts affected by the earthquake”. Advertisement The Big Give raises over £750k for Nepal earthquake victims 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. Tagged with: DEC disaster matched giving The Big Give AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 May 2015 | News  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_img Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index Highest in Nearly 4 Years The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index sprang higher in February from January’s below growth neutral reading. This is the first time since July 2015 the overall index has advanced above growth neutral, according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.Overall: The overall index soared to 54.8 from 46.8 in January, the highest reading for the overall index since May 2014. The index ranges between 0 and 100 with 50.0 representing growth neutral.“Given that fewer than one in four, or 23.9 percent, of bankers reported economic growth in their area, the solid February reading surprised me. However, weak agriculture commodity prices continue to weigh on the rural economy,” said Ernie Goss, Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics at Creighton University’s Heider College of Business.Jim Eckert, president of Anchor State Bank in Anchor, Illinois, reported, “We are seeing farmers with somewhat reduced income and moderate operating loan carryovers. However, without rain prior to planting, 2018 could be a bad year.”Farming and ranching: The farmland and ranchland-price index for February rose to 46.3 from 42.2 for January. This is the highest reading since July 2014, but it is the 51st straight month the index has fallen below growth neutral 50.0.The February farm equipment-sales index jumped to 33.8 from January’s very weak 24.4. This marks the 54th consecutive month the reading has remained below growth neutral, 50.0.Almost two-thirds, or 63.5 percent of bankers, project that agriculture equipment sales will decline further in 2018. Only 4.9 percent of bank CEOs expect farm equipment sales to expand in 2018. Even so, these projections are an improvement from February 2017, when 73.9 percent of bank CEOs expected a slump in farm equipment sales for the year, and 4.3 percent anticipated an increase in equipment sales. On average a decline of seven percent is expected for 2018.Banking: Borrowing by farmers sank for February, as the loan-volume index stood at 53.8 from 54.4 in January. The checking-deposit index fell to 48.8 from January’s 57.8, while the index for certificates of deposit and other savings instruments advanced to 45.2 from 43.5 in January.Bank CEOs were asked how their banks were dealing with weak farm income. More than four in 10, or 45.2 percent, reported increasing collateral requirements, 21.4 percent indicated rejecting a higher percent of loan applications, and 11.9 percent reported reducing the average size of farm loans.On the other hand, one third reported no change in their farm lending practices. As stated by Jeffrey Gerhart, chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Nebraska, “Our response to a weak farm economy is to continue working closely with our customers to get them through the tough times, just like we’ve always done.”Hiring: The employment gauge climbed to 58.8 from January’s 50.0. The Rural Mainstreet economy experienced year-over-year job growth of only 0.4 percent compared to 1.3 percent for urban areas of the states.Confidence: The confidence index, which reflects expectations for the economy six months out, rose to 52.4 from 46.7 in January indicating rising economic optimism among bankers. “However, an unresolved North America Free Trade Agreement, a weak USDA 2018 farm income projection, and anemic agriculture commodity prices continue to undermine economic optimism,” said Goss.Home and retail sales: The home-sales index moved slightly higher for the Rural Mainstreet economy in February, rising to 52.4 from January’s 51.2. The February retail-sales index improved to a below growth neutral 47.6 from January’s 43.5.Each month, community bank presidents and CEOs in nonurban agriculturally and energy-dependent portions of a 10-state area are surveyed regarding current economic conditions in their communities and their projected economic outlooks six months down the road. Bankers from Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming are included.This survey represents an early snapshot of the economy of rural agriculturally and energy-dependent portions of the nation. The Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) is a unique index covering 10 regional states, focusing on approximately 200 rural communities with an average population of 1,300. It gives the most current real-time analysis of the rural economy. Goss and Bill McQuillan, former chairman of the Independent Community Banks of America, created the monthly economic survey in 2005.Source: Creighton University Press Release Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleCommodity Classic Partners with Feeding America for Second Year Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Creighton University’s Rural Mainstreet Index Highest in Nearly 4 Years Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 21, 2018 last_img read more

first_imgJack Mullins/iStock(DEATH VALLEY, Calif.) — A U.S. Navy single seater F/A-18E fighter jet has crashed in Death Valley, California, according to the Navy. There are reports that visitors at the park have suffered minor injuries, a spokesperson for Death Valley National Park said.Commander Ron Flanders, a spokesman for U.S. Naval Air Forces, confirmed to ABC News that the aircraft had crashed near Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake at approximately 10 a.m. PT.Flanders said the status of the pilot was unknown and that a search and rescue helicopter from China Lake, located in Ridgecrest, was en route to the crash area.Patrick Taylor, a spokesperson for Death Valley National Park, said the park received a report around 10 a.m. PT from the Panamint Springs Resort that a military plane had crashed on the west side of Death Valley near Father Crowley Overlook in an area known as Star Wars Canyon.The area has been used for military training flights since the 1930s, Taylor said, and regularly attracts tourists who want to get a glimpse of military pilots in action weaving through the narrow canyon in maneuvers reminiscent of the Star Wars movie. There are reports of visitors at the site with minor injuries due to the crash.The Father Crowley Overlook has been temporarily closed. Emergency responders from the park, military, and Inyo County have been dispatched to the scene.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more