March 6 2002 February participants of the 5week

first_imgMarch 6, 2002 February participantsof the 5-week Arcosanti Workshop Mike Lengton (from left),Bradly Bishop, Ray Lam and Junko Kobayashi, pose by the concrete beamform, while SpencerMarrese-Atom, Construction Manager, inspects their work. [photo: Nadia Begin & text: T] (in themiddle), explains the concrete mixing process to workshoppers. [photo:Nadia Begin & text: T] The second floor slabis ready to be formed at the East Crescent Phase Five construction. [T] The connectiondetails are prepared by the staff and volunteers at various locations.[T]last_img

Rep Bumsteads bill to assist with prison reopening receives Senate approval

first_img House Bill 4467—which aims to lift a burdensome restriction on a private Lake County prison—has been passed by the Michigan Senate with a vote of 23-14, announced bill sponsor state Rep. Jon Bumstead.“This legislation simply gives North Lake Correctional Facility in Baldwin the ability to house inmates classified at Level V and higher, giving Lake County and the surrounding community the opportunity to grow economically,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “The facility was designed as a maximum security prison and is already equipped with the ability to safely house these inmates.”Currently, the North Lake Correctional Facility is restricted to only housing inmates classified under the first four of six security levels. By allowing inmates of a higher security classification, the prison will become a more viable option in contract negotiations with other states and would provide new revenue and up to 400 new jobs in one of Michigan’s poorest counties.The Michigan Department of Corrections has toured the facility and confirmed that the prison is capable of housing high-security inmates. “I want to thank Senators Darwin Booher and Goeff Hansen for their testimony on the Senate floor,” Rep. Bumstead said. “I would especially like to thank Sen. Hansen for his hard work leading up to this bill and his help passing this legislation in the Senate.”HB 4467 now moves to the governor for gubernatorial signature.### 27May Rep. Bumstead’s bill to assist with prison reopening receives Senate approval Categories: Newslast_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Together in Pieces, the 25-minute documentary film about sectarian graffiti in Northern Ireland, is to get a special Culture Night screening in Derry’s Gasyard Centre at 7.30pm this Friday night.The film was made by two local emerging film makers, Eileen Walsh and David Dryden and commissioned by the Community Relations Council.Friday’s event will feature an introduction by the film makers, and the screening will be followed by a Q&A and panel discussion. Admission is free. The film was launched in Derry and Belfast this summer and has been shown at the White Lady Art Gallery and the Fumbally Exchange, both in Dublin.Together in Pieces is described a gripping 25 minute documentary on the changing landscape of Northern Ireland.The world famous murals and political slogans that have taunted its communities for over 40 years are being slowly transformed by a graffiti revolution. From the intimidating sectarian graffiti that falsely represents the views of the communities they appear in, to the internationally renowned murals that depict the history of the region, the poignant question is raised: “What do we want to paint?”We learn about Linda Watson’s long struggle to change perceptions about her community both from within and without. Bill Rolston, Emeritus Professor at the University of Ulster and world expert on the sectarian murals in Belfast, talks about the changing landscape in Northern Ireland.Filmed in Derry and Belfast, from the international to the local, Together in Pieces features hard-hitting and in-depth interviews with Bill Rolston, Emeritus Professor of the University of Ulster and world expert on Belfast’s sectarian murals; International Graffiti Artist Man One from Los Angeles; London-based street artist Boyd Hill (Solo One); Michael Doherty of the Peace and Reconciliation Group; Donal O Doherty of Street Art company Urban Vizualz and many more people who are working away in the background with young people to change their perceptions and mindsets.SPECIAL GASYARD SCREENING FOR “TOGETHER IN PIECES” was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags: cultureDerrygasyardnightpiecestogetherlast_img read more