“Powertool Symphony” by Sal Tellini, also part of the ceramics crew at ArcosantiThe Residents art show will be exhibited in the Café at Arcosanti until April 28, 2014. A range of original arts and crafts pieces will be available for viewing and for sale from 9am – 5pm each day of the exhibit.For more information see this link or contact the exhibit curator, Cliff Hersted, at 928-632-6200 February 17, 2014Here are photos of additional artwork at the Arcosanti Resident Artshow.Painting by Jane Tellini, who manages the Arcosanti ceramics studio.[photos by Sue Kirsch]“The Napping Man of the North” by Daniel Wagner, presently part of the Arcosanti scholarship program.Pendants by Erin O’Loughlin. Erin is part of the ceramics crew at Arcosanti.“Arcosanti” by Haryaksha Gregor. Haryaksha is part of the foundry crew at Cosanti.Photography by Steven Bochinski. Steven is presently doing his workshop after completing the scholarship program.Steven: “My Metal Prints are actually printed directly on the aluminum sheets by a dye sublimation process, the lab just calls them Metal Prints – there is no paper and no mounting.”
Road repairs. The new plan accelerates the timeline for desperately needed improvements, spending $4 billion overall on road repairs next budget year. Projects must be done on time and on budget, with strengthened warranties to ensure quality. Workforce development. Michigan students will have more opportunities to train for high-demand jobs and higher wages through a $100 million program Gov. Rick Snyder has named the Marshall Plan for Talent. It’s part of the strategy to continue Michigan’s economic comeback, which has seen unemployment drop from 14.6 percent in June 2009 to under 5 percent this spring. The legislation advances to the governor for his consideration. Categories: Daire Rendon News,News Support for families. More money will be invested to support access to health care, including mental health services. Investments also will be increased in programs for children and seniors. ### 12Jun Rep. Rendon: State budget supports Camp Grayling, other northern Michigan needs Savings for taxpayers. While investing more in top priorities, overall the state is spending less in the next budget year than during the current year. Budgets for several state departments will decline as state government becomes more efficient and eliminates waste. State Rep. Daire Rendon was successful in her efforts to include financial help for Camp Grayling and its law enforcement training site in a state budget given final legislative approval today.Rendon helped secure $75,000 to improve a facility used to train law enforcement officers from across northern Michigan at Camp Grayling. She also helped secure $125,000 to remove trees as a safety precaution near the Grayling Army Airfield, an important general aviation center used by both civilian and military aircraft.“Supporting Camp Grayling is vital to our military, which is important in itself,” said Rendon, of Lake City. “But the impact of these investments goes well beyond Camp Grayling. They are important to the economy and the safety of our entire community.”Rendon said the new state budget will save taxpayers money overall while improving Michigan’s economic future, schools and roads. Some of the other highlights for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 include:New resources will help struggling schools get better and allow good schools to flourish. More than a quarter of the overall budget proposal goes to K-12 schools, with $14.8 billion — including the largest annual per-student increase in 15 years, ranging from $120 to $240 per student. Early literacy and support for academically at-risk students are priorities.
Amazon-owned UK OTT subscription video-on-demand service Lovefilm has launched a new streaming app for internet connected devices. The app will initially be launched on the Sony PlayStation 3 games console in the UK and Germany, and will then be rolled out to all Lovefilm Instant-enabled platforms.According to Lovefilm new features include an improved search functionality and recommendation engine, and a new user interface.Lovefilm has also added a Watchlist feature, allowing members to create an unlimited streaming playlist that can be accessed at any time. A new display on users’ home pages keeps track of what content they are currently viewing and the last location reached in that video to make it easier to resume viewing from the same place via any Lovefilm-enabled device.The PlayStation 3 update also enables Lovefilm subscribers to watch HD content via the games console for the first time.“Lovefilm has been a fantastic part of the services offering on PlayStation 3 since 2010. Now with a brand new improved app coming first to PlayStation 3 plus the addition of HD content, this is a huge enhancement to the PlayStation entertainment portfolio and even more relevant for our millions of UK customers,” said Fergal Gara, vice-president and managing director for Sony Computer Entertainment UK and Ireland.
iSAT Africa, a UAE-based company and subsidiary of Wananchi Group, has signed a deal with Measat Satellite Systems, giving it capacity on Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite.Under the terms of the deal, iSAT will expand its VSAT and broadcast solutions across Africa using Africasat-1a’s pan-African C-band coverage.“We selected Africasat-1a due to the growing demand of our customers for data trunking, broadcasting, and GSM backhaul solutions. Africasat-1a is the best choice to meet these requirements, due to its high power and its African and European coverage via a single beam,” said Santosh Sakpal, technical manager, iSAT.Measat’s Africasat-1a satellite was launched in February 2013 and provides high-powered C-band satellite services and content across Africa with connectivity into Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.