November 9 2016This is the third year that master

first_imgNovember 9, 2016This is the third year that master glass instructor Joshua Dopp of ‘Highway Hotshot’ Glass visited Arcosanti to teach a series of beginners courses in glass blowing and casting.Glass workshop participant Lana Morris and Josh.[photos and test by Sue Kirsch]  He taught introductory classes on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd with additional student bench time on the 24th and 25th, and classes for small projects like flowers, ornaments or drinking glasses on the 28th and 29th of October. Here is Josh with a college and Arcosanti resident Brandon Siegl in the background. They are working on a three layer project with poco dots between the layers.Here we can see the set-up behind the Building.center_img The three layer glass project.The set-up was moved into the Vaults for the second week-ends classes, see the next posting.last_img read more

Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran services

first_img Categories: Diana Farrington News State Rep. Diana Farrington of Utica today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.Each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county under the proposed legislation. To continue receiving the grant, an established county veteran service office must meet benchmarks for staff performance and reporting while maintaining the previous year’s funding level.“Local veteran service offices give veterans access to advising and assistance on benefits they are eligible for,” Farrington said. “For counties that do not have an accredited county service officer at hand, veterans are sometimes withheld from services they need.”Under the current veterans benefit model, the state supplies the Veteran Service Coalition with a grant to provide benefit services to veterans. Depending on the county, a Veteran Service Officer may only be available for a few hours each month at a single location such as a city library.Eleven Michigan counties are currently without a veteran service office. Farrington said this could be due to the number of veterans in the area, lack of funding or because the county partners with neighboring counties.“While Macomb County already has an accredited veteran service officer at its local department, this grant will still provide funding to help even further expand the level of service provided to veterans,” Farrington said.The measure, House Bill 5536, will be formally read into the record Thursday. 07Feb Farrington sponsors county grant legislation benefiting veteran serviceslast_img read more

European broadcaster Modern Times Group MTG is r

first_imgEuropean broadcaster Modern Times Group (MTG) is renaming its Viasat-branded broadcast operations base in London.The division will be known simply as MTG, while its wholesales channels business Viasat World is becoming MTG World.The Viasat brand will remain in various territories as a channel name.MTG has also launched a new corporate identity and logo.“Our new identity and values are there to inspire and guide us, every day. It’s important to not only understand the values we need to succeed, but to make sure that the whole organization lives those values. We need to have a healthy balance between working hard and having fun together while we do it. Our new logo is a bold step in this direction, and its open and playful design reflects the digital entertainment company we are today,” said Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.last_img read more

A 39yearold man has been charged with professing

first_img A 39-year-old man has been charged with professing to belong to a proscribed organisation, namely the IRA.He is also charged with blackmail and common assault by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch.A second man, aged 27, has been charged with blackmail and common assault. They are both due before Strabane Magistrates Court this morning for a first remand hearing. BLACKMAIL AND ASSAULT CHARGEMAN TO FACE NORTH WEST COURT ON IRAPSNISTRABANE MAGISTRATES’ COURT MAN TO FACE NORTH WEST COURT ON IRA, BLACKMAIL AND ASSAULT CHARGE was last modified: February 16th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweetlast_img read more