Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Absa Bank Kenya Plc (ABSA.ke) 2001 annual report.Company ProfileAbsa Bank Kenya Plc formerly known as Barclays Bank of Kenya Limited is a leading financial service provider in Kenya offering banking products and services to the consumer and corporate sectors under the categories Personal Banking, Prestige Banking, Premier Banking, Corporate, Treasury and Lie Assurance. The company specialises in offering solutions for specialist investment banking, financing, risk management and advisory services for corporates, financial institutions and government clients. Its personal banking division offers full-service banking; ranging from personal transactional accounts to credit application and wealth and investment management, with electronic and mobile banking support. The financial institution has approximately 120 outlets and 230 ATMs, with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Barclays Bank of Kenya is a subsidiary of Barclays Africa Group Limited. Absa Bank Kenya Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2011 Annual Report
Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.rw) 2011 annual report.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is a leading retail group based in Kenya offering customers a wide selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, bread and pastries as well as a range of local merchandise which includes appliances and home decor. The group has 20 stores located in major towns and cities in Kenya; including Nairobi, Karatina, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Juja, Mombasa and Kisumu. Uchumi Supermarket Limited also has stores in Uganda and Tanzania, and recently extended its footprint to include Rwanda. The company owns and manages Kasarani Mall Limited, a property management subsidiary. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Affordable housing is diocese’s long-term goal, coordinator says
Affordable housing is diocese’s long-term goal, coordinator says AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Hurricane Sandy, Submit a Press Release Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Aug 26, 2013 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET [Episcopal News Service] Keith Adams, Diocese of New Jersey disaster recovery coordinator, says the “socially just thing” for the diocese to do in the hurricane-damaged Bayshore area is to build affordable housing. Adams discusses the diocese’s three-year plan for such building.An overview of the Episcopal Church’s ongoing work to help Hurricane Sandy survivors rebuild their lives, is here.– The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Tags Video Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Smithfield, NC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Youth Minister Lorton, VA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Washington, DC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Submit an Event Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR
Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects
Save this picture!© Bruno Helbling+ 36 Share Architects: Gus Wüstemann Architects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/574758/stone-h-gus-wustemann-architects Clipboard photographs: Bruno Helbling, homegatePhotographs: Bruno Helbling, homegateEngineering:Born Partner AGBuilder:Corti AGDesign Team:Jan Kubasiewicz, Marta Balsera Goni, Eftychia Papathanasiou, Silvia PujalteCity:ZurichCountry:SwitzerlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Bruno HelblingRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemText description provided by the architects. Program and context The site is located in the district 6 in the city of Zurich, originally a residential neighborhood with large gardens. The project was an apartment building with three rental apartments, one apartment on the ground floor with a garden, an apartment in the middle, due to the slope with a garden too and on the top floor a duplex penthouse. The wanted the living rooms to be outside rooms with maximum views and optimal exposure to receive the light. This while keeping the upmost privacy in the dense Context of the city. Therefore the goal was to achieve spaces you normally only get in private houses, but not in an apartment building. Another topic we follow here, is to leave the context of the house in the architectural connotation. Not the facade, as separation between inside and outside, so the tempered space, generates volumetric face of the building, but a figure independent from the heated space, generates presence and power.Save this picture!© homegateArchitectural conceptIn this project the architectural concept eventually led to the figure of a Stone H. The letter H has under the bridge a covered outdoor space and over the bridge a patio. We put yet another stone, the attic, which makes this Patio turn into an outer space above the H. Thus, the living spaces are considered as outdoor rooms, because they are outside the mass of the H. The H is a well-known letter on which we put a stone on top of it. This produces less a volume of a house than rather two stone elements, two masses almost without glass. In cold weather, the outdoor spaces which are the living rooms can be closed with large sliding windows, so that they become inside spaces. This figure is inhabited below and above it, a shaped mass which develops an original force and almost a ruin equal, evades the dictates of civilized ‘conformist concept of home, from exterior and interior. It is the desire for freedom and renewal, that let us bring well-proven elements of architecture in new contexts. It creates powerful habitats, without additional cost.Save this picture!Floor PlanMass and light, program free and Periphery The stone H has a two-shell concrete structure. The outer shell of the H is casted with OSB, which generates a rough, almost organ surface. On the inside of the H the surface is smooth concrete. The different casted surfaces enhance the feeling that the living room is actually an outer space. In concrete recessed light fixtures provide indirect lights, enhancing the impression of mass communication in space, components become alive with light. In our understanding of program free architecture, all programs are hidden in the periphery and can be deployed into the room as needed. The Leitmotiv of the mass is articulated by the sculpture of the H and even the interior walls, as they appear 0.5 m thick. These massive stone elements generate a strong force and attraction.On the contrary normal dividing walls are between 15-20 cm only suggest separation.Save this picture!© Bruno HelblingWe formed these masses into a communicating topography, with programs like kitchen and concrete benches in the periphery to interact with the space. Construction and cost effectivenessContrary to popular belief, a twin-shell concrete structure is economically not the most expensive system and therefore not luxury. We have calculated that it amounts to the same cost as a standard facade. This is because the shell once completed by the builder, is finished and no additional works are needed.Save this picture!© homegateProject gallerySee allShow lessU. Talca Library / Valle Cornejo ArquitectosSelected ProjectsUNESCO Launches Design Competition for Bamiyan Cultural Centre in AfghanistanArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Zurich, SwitzerlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Stone H / Gus Wüstemann ArchitectsSave this projectSaveStone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects CopyAbout this officeGus Wüstemann ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsZurichHousingResidentialSwitzerlandPublished on December 09, 2014Cite: “Stone H / Gus Wüstemann Architects” 09 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
X.Ø House / BETA.ø architecture office
X.Ø House / BETA.ø architecture officeSave this projectSaveX.Ø House / BETA.ø architecture office Photographs: David ZarzosoDesign Team:Borja Peña, Ernesto Sierra, Xabier Ortega, Virginia Lainez, Miguel Figueira, David Parra, Pablo Rodríguez, Cristina Sánchez y Clara CastañedaCity:MadridCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© David ZarzosoRecommended ProductsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82Porcelain StonewareApariciPorcelain Tiles – BuildLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. The construction of a semi-detached single-family home in the consolidated, protected urban environment of the El Viso area is resolved based on four concepts: Integrating the new single-family townhouse into its setting, while respecting the volume features of the two bays in the existing building and striving to blend the new building with its extension in with the neighbouring buildings through a thorough study of its volume and the scale of its openings. Save this picture!© David ZarzosoAccentuating the natural green space outside over the built interior area. Minimising the ground floor extension and incorporating the outdoor spaces into the home on each floor by means of large windows and the successive terraces the building produces through the staggering of its storeys. Optimisation of the resulting space, without generating drab circulation areas, enabling the design of open spaces. The incorporation of passive and active design strategies to optimise the new building’s energy performance. This includes incorporating water on the roof to exploit its thermal inertia and the installation of geothermal wells in the home.Save this picture!© David ZarzosoSpatially, a lightweight suspended structure colonises the central space in the home like a tree, characterising the large three-storey space that resolves the house’s vertical communication, acting as a true backbone to the setting, binding spatial, functional and environmental aspects, optimising the interior space in the home. The freshness of the irrigation and moisture from the garden are exploited by introducing them into the diaphanous interior space of the home through the large windows, using the Venturi effect generated by the three-storey central space ventilated at the top by two skylights, that allows the wind to flow through the designed water hanging lamps to dissipate the heat and cool the house naturally in the hot months. Save this picture!© David ZarzosoSave this picture!Save this picture!© David ZarzosoThe space and the selected materials filter the natural energy present in the site, stores it and redistributes it to provide a thermal indoor ambient and a biological outdoor environment. Inclusion of geothermal energy and the implementation of numerous passive strategies in the very structure of the home to make use of natural ventilation and the thermal inertia of the materials themselves contribute to moderating the temperatures in the interior space and optimising the house’s energy performance throughout the year.Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalThe rest of the spaces that make up the house’s domestic layout are grouped around this central space. Open spaces that the user can adapt and personalise by merely arranging the furniture, avoiding the generation of drab circulation areas. The design prioritises natural lighting and cross-ventilation of the rooms, applying finishes associated with industrial use that unify the interior and exterior environments, such as the continuous compacted cement and wood chip board flooring, exposed concrete slabs, steel and glass. Save this picture!© David ZarzosoThese spaces are covered with some freedom in materials with smooth finishes, with expansive wood-trimmed windows, framing views and creating a variety of domestic nooks that incorporate pieces of furniture with unvarnished natural wood finishes contributing the necessary warmth to the domestic layout as a counterpoint to the bare, clean spatial nature of the design. Save this picture!© Imagen SubliminalProject gallerySee allShow lessDesign Your Summer! UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design is Now Accepting A…SeminarKoto Muutama Prefabricated Cabin / Koto DesignSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915156/xo-house-bet-architecture-office Clipboard X.Ø House / BETA.ø architecture office “COPY” Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915156/xo-house-bet-architecture-office Clipboard Area: 500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects 2018 CopyHouses, Extension•Madrid, Spain Spain Architects: BETA.ø architecture office Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Year: Save this picture!© Imagen Subliminal+ 12Curated by Clara Ott Share Houses CopyAbout this officeBETA.ø architecture officeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionMadridOn InstagramSpainPublished on April 16, 2019Cite: “X.Ø House / BETA.ø architecture office” [casa X.Ø / BETA.ø architecture office] 16 Apr 2019. 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AA House / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura
Area: 597 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Photographs Year: AA House / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura CopyHouses•Goiânia, Brazil ArchDaily Brazil Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928317/aa-house-dayala-plus-rafael-arquitetura Clipboard Save this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnze+ 23Curated by Matheus Pereira Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/928317/aa-house-dayala-plus-rafael-arquitetura Clipboard “COPY” AA House / Dayala + Rafael ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveAA House / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura 2018 Photographs: Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeLandscaping:Mário BaiochiConstruction:Marcos Vinícius L. MotaCity:GoiâniaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeRecommended ProductsWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Lightness and modernity. With a façade extended to the full width of the plot, the AA House was organized according to an essential set of overlapping volumes that, through the structural plans highlight, sought to light the composition.Save this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeSave this picture!Plan – Ground FloorSave this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeThe parti was based on the inversion of the traditional flow of middle of the block lots, bringing the leisure to the frontal façade, allowing the direct access to it and emphasizing the social interaction of the family, raising it as a highlight element that integrates the other areas of the house.Save this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeSave this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeThe original topography of the land allowed the building to be constructed on the upper part of the lot, letting the ground floor to be almost one floor above the street level and the pool to have an infinity edge; below, on the subsoil, it was sited a leisure floor with cellar and sauna. On the first floor, there are the private rooms of the house.Save this picture!© Leandro Moura Estúdio OnzeOnzeProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa 40 Building / Quaranta & Coraglio ArquitectosSelected ProjectsHarvard GSD’s 2020 Wheelwright Prize Open for SubmissionsArchitecture News Share Architects: Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDayala + Rafael ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGoianiaBrazilPublished on November 14, 2019Cite: “AA House / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura” [Casa AA / Dayala + Rafael Arquitetura] 14 Nov 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Survey reports that Americans prefer to give online
Survey reports that Americans prefer to give online Howard Lake | 19 November 2001 | News 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A new survey finds that 51% of Americans feel it is easier and more effective to donate online than through traditional means.The survey by Digital Marketing Services also found that nearly half of Americans are more likely in the future to donate, seek volunteer opportunities and advocate causes by using the Internet rather than through traditional means because of the experience they had online following September 11th 2002.The survey reports that over $120 million was raised online in individual contributions to help emergency organisations dealing with the attacks in New York and Washington. This represented about 15 to 20% of the total amount raised by individual donors. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.
Tuition to increase 4.9 percent next school year
New university committee caters to diversity and inclusion Twitter Nia Brookins is a multimedia journalist from Fort Worth, Texas studying writing and journalism. In her free time she likes to make music and write poetry. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history TCU’s Sadler Hall (Grace Fontenot/TCU360) Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Nia Brookins printThe Board of Trustees decided at their meeting Friday that tuition will increase by 4.9 percent, Chancellor Boschini said. The Board of Trustees voted Friday to raise the tuition for the 2017-2018 school year by 4.9 percent, which comes out to $44,666. This raise is slightly higher than last year‘s increase of 4.8 percent, but slightly below the average annual raise of 5 percent. Boschini said tuition will continue to rise every year due to campus needs. Those needs vary from new faculty, raises for current faculty/staff members, to scholarships and other fixed costs associated with maintaining the campus environment. “You should expect tuition to increase every year unless you want less some year,” he said. “We all want a lot of things but somebody has to pay for that.” Boschini said some prices go up no matter what the school does. Approximately one-third of TCU’s funding comes from donors, one-third comes from our endowment and one-third comes from students. “Everyone wants health care and that went up by 8 percent and you’ve got to pay for that,” he said. “A lot of new students want new academic programs. That takes faculty and staff members and you have to pay for that, too.” Some other factors he noted were increases in utilities and increased benefits for staff. TCU also plans to have building developments and expansion. Boschini assured that with the tuition increase, financial aid packages will increase as well. He said the Board of Trustees’ main focus is to get students who want to be at TCU enrolled. “They want to ensure that every student that wants to get here still has access to TCU,” he said. “For the past six years we have raised the financial aid budget more than tuition each time.” When TCU 360 tweeted out the tuition increase, TCU students and alumni reacted. Below are some of their responses: [<a href=”//storify.com/niabrookins/student-reactions-to-the-tuition-increase” target=”_blank”>View the story “Reactions to TCU’s 2017-2018 tuition increase” on Storify</a>] + posts Linkedin Linkedin Facebook Facebook World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ ReddIt Student admissions process changes Twitter Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ TAGSembedded tweets Provost recommends decentralized testing centers Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/ Previous articleCarl Safina on animals and their relation to humansNext articleFort Worth families learn sign language Nia Brookins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Best-selling author tells stories at local library ReddIt Nia Brookinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nia-brookins/
Ocean City Gives Final OK to $750,000 Skate Park
City Council on Thursday gave final approval to spending $750,000 and borrowing $712,500 of it to build a skateboard park on city-owned land on the 500 block of Asbury Avenue. Proposed skateboard park design in Ocean City, NJ.Ocean City will be reimbursed $500,000 from a Green Acres Cape May County Recreation Grant that was announced in September, and council had already approved a capital plan that calls for borrowing $250,000 for the project.The vote ends a three-year quest to replace a skate park that was dismantled in 2011 and an eight-month debate on the proposed location of the park. The city will now seek bids for construction of what proponents envision as state-of-the-art concrete facility that will “stand the test of time.” The park possibly could be complete by summer 2015.City Council approved the second reading of the bond ordinance on Thursday (Dec. 5) in a 5-0 vote. Council President Tony Wilson was not present for the meeting, and Fourth Ward Councilman Pete Guinosso recused himself from the vote.The parking lot adjacent to the Ocean City Fire Department is the proposed site for a new skate park in Ocean City, NJ.Guinosso is co-president of the Ocean City Ecumenical Council, which runs the charitable Clothes Closet immediately adjacent to the proposed skate park site.Guinosso had recused himself from an April vote to apply for the county Green Acres grant, but he cast the only dissenting vote on the first reading of the bond ordinance on Nov. 13. Guinosso said on Thursday night that council members had questioned his decision to vote, and he consulted attorneys who said it was a “borderline” decision. He said he further conferred with City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson before deciding to recuse himself again.“If I had my druthers, I would have voted,” he said.The park will be constructed on city-owned land atop an existing parking lot adjacent to the Ocean City Fire Department and the Clothes Closet. The site is bounded on other sides by the Ocean City Primary School, the Ocean City Tabernacle and the Gabriel Building Group.In public comment, Ocean City resident Suzanne Hornick said she supports the idea of building a skate park but opposes the location. She said it would affect parking in a busy part of town, potentially hurt the Clothes Closet and not be accessible by kids from the central and southern part of the island, where she lives.Questions about the location and the process for including neighbors in the decision-making process were echoed in other public comments and in a letter to council members from Central Avenue resident Jeff Sutherland (read full text).But at least one neighbor had a different view.“I’m telling you to build it in my front yard,” said Mike Pinto, who lives at the corner of Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue, the closest residential property to the proposed site.Pinto said the park would serve children, teenagers, parents, boys, girls, men and women.“This is the best location,” he said.Councilman Antwan McClellan, who like Pinto can see the proposed location from his front porch, said, “Regardless of where you put it, you’ll have neighbors.”“It’s a corridor with a lot of action,” he said of the beach-to-bay strip between Fifth and Sixth streets that includes two schools, recreational fields, the Bayside Center, tennis courts and the Ocean CityTabernacle.Councilman Keith Hartzell said his concerns about the price tag on the project were alleviated by the county grant. He said Ocean City taxpayers would contribute the same amount whether or not the county returned $500,000 of it for the park.“Every other municipality would have been through the roof to get this money,” he said.Councilman Mike DeVlieger, who led a group of skaters, city officials and community members in planning the park, said the city will make every effort to make sure the park is an asset to the community.“If we have challenges with after-hour use, we will lock it,” he said.He said a camera will be installed, so the park can be monitored around the clock, and perhaps the city could find a sponsor to make the video stream public.DeVlieger said the city has taken in $290,000 in additional revenue from the additional parking spots added to a municipal lot where the former skateboard park was located — more than making up for the $250,000 the city will spend to build the park.The next steps will be procedural — Council would approve specifications for bids from contractors and later approve a contract. The park possibly could be in place as early as spring 2015, according to DeVlieger.READ MOREOcean City Skateboard Park: Latest Design and SiteCrowd Turns Out for Skateboard Park MeetingOcean City Gets $500,000 Grant for Skateboard ParkNIMPS, not NIMBYs, in Ocean City Skate Park DebateGroup Zeroes in on Skate Park Site for Ocean City__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebook [ready_google_map id=’1′]
OCHS Graduation to Honor Class of 2020
This year’s socially distant graduation will be much different than the 2019 commencement pictured here, but will still honor graduates for their achievement. By MADDY VITALEMajor milestones in life cannot be forgotten. The COVID-19 pandemic may have altered plans for a traditional graduation ceremony at Carey Stadium for the Ocean City High School Class of 2020.But there will be a ceremony — just a socially distant one — this Thursday at 10 a.m.However, due to Gov. Phil Murphy’s order that there may be no more than 500 people assembled at an outdoor event, only the graduates and school faculty will be permitted in the stadium.The ceremony will be livestreamed for families and friends to view in real time at https://www.youtube.com/user/OCNJSchools.In a letter by High School Principal Matt Jamison posted on the school district’s website oceancityschools.org, he said that the students are the main focus.“Throughout the region, high schools have developed their graduation ceremonies based on their school cultures and needs. We have done this as well. In developing our plans, we have kept the students as the focus center,” Jamison said.He explained that the decision to go ahead with a socially distant ceremony was keeping with the students’ wishes to have an actual commencement.“In speaking with many seniors, they shared that they wanted a “real” graduation in the stadium and as traditional as possible. We believe having the students together as a whole — the Class of 2020 — in an official manner one final time is the proper and well-deserved format to commencement.”Jamison also expressed his feelings about the executive order restrictions.“Because of the conditions, mandates and requirements of the executive order, the outdoor graduation ceremony must be limited to 500 participants total — this includes students and faculty,” he said. “Therefore, no parents, family, and guests will be permitted in the stadium during the ceremony. I know and with my heart, understand that this will be disappointing to many.”Details of the graduation ceremony were provided in a press release by JASM Consulting, the school district’s public relations representative.The procession will begin at Fifth Street and the Boardwalk and continue down the middle of Fifth Street. Police will block off the street to traffic and parking. The graduates will walk to the “Observatory” entrance on Fifth Street to enter the stadium and make their way to seating in the stadium.If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 10.Each member of the Class of 2020 received a lawn sign to display their accomplishment thanks to the Ocean City Education Foundation and the school district in April. (Image designed by JASM Consulting)The Class of 2020Andrew Michael AffanatoGavin Michael AllegrettoRobin Hana AltmanJoseph Jacob ArdeleanDonald Jeremy ArgoeChristopher Luke ArmstrongKelsey May ArnoldKayla Grace AttiyaAva Grace AuwarterJack Cameron BakerJoshua Paul BarnesWilliam Henry BarnesJay Patrick BarrettDaesha Bryanna BeachaumpCole Michael BeckerBrian David Beckmann, Jr.Abigail Elizabeth BennettAdriana Maria BertucciJames William Bishop, VJohn George BogartAnthony Joseph BongiornoBrynn Valerie BowmanRebecka Elizabeth BrandenburgKelly Lynn BraninGrace Patricia BroschardHaley Nicole Broschard-HosterCynthia Melissa BrownRiley Elizabeth BrownGrace Noel BurkeMary Anne BurkeSamuel Kelley BurnsNicole Ann CappolinaDavid Joseph CaraccioloJuliana Lynn CarmeanJoshua Karl CarmonaCameryn Susan CarrKate Josephine CarterMax Andrew CarterDavid Benjamin ChakovEve Robyn ChiarelloMartina Antonia CiteraJenna Ann ClarkMaggie Elizabeth ClunnKatherine Grace CoffeyAnthony Santino ConteLouis Joseph ConteMargaret Helen CorcoranKathleen Elizabeth CossabooneAnthony Francis CostaEvan Ferdinand CouvalAva Christine CozamanisPhoenix James CragerAbigail Maria CraigeMegan Joann CrawfordBrandon Thomas CreamerAlyson Elisabeth CurtinJoseph Paul D’Amico, Jr.Jenna Catherine DahlAbigail Paige DavisSara Anna DelgrandeKeely Rose DeMarcoAshley Nicole DevlinCameron Anthony DiTroiaCarly Elizabeth DoughertyAlyson Leigh DoyleTanner Daniel DriscollAndrew Richard EgetOlivia Rose EggieGabrielle Rose EilerAidan Thomas Emberger-StiglitzLouisa Marie EspositoFrank Peter Fabi, IIIJillian Rose FalvoMichael Patrick Farley, Jr.Lindsay Kathleen FarmerRhiannon Skylar FaustinoColby Thomas FelixMatthew Thomas FengAbigail Sara FentonEmma Joy FinneganMichael Edward FlynnWilliam Gustafson Flynn, IIIJustin Alan FormanBrian Charles FoulkeRegan Mary FredericksMcKenna Grace FullerZachary Thomas FulmerGabriella Divine GagliardiJoseph Michael GardnerAnthony Rudy GarrettCaleb Emerson GartnerAlberto GaytanKayla Angelina 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