July 21, 2004Cosanti Foundation long time staff member Roger Tomalty is in Venice, Italy, to teach a Silt Cast Workshop at the IUAV School of Architecture. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele]Cosanti Foundation long time staff member Roger Tomalty is in Venice, Italy, to teach a Silt Cast Workshop at the IUAV School of Architecture. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele] [left photo] The IUAV School of Architecture in Venice is one of the most prestigious architecture schools in Italy. It has started an intensive summer program of innovative sessions with the intention of facilitating the expressive capacities of its students by putting a consistent amount of space and tools at their disposal. Important architects from all around the world were invited to participate. One of these courses, mandatory to graduate from the School, is about Paolo Soleri and Arcosanti. [right photo] Marco Felici introduces the students to Paolo Soleris LEAN ALTERNATIVE. [left photo: IUAV, right photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele] The course has been organized and delivered by Architect Antonio Fragiacomo, Structural Engineer Marco Felici and Cosanti Research Associate Roger Tomalty, with the precious help of Daniela Bruni, Maurizio Ranzi (Roma Tre University), Sandra Suatoni (Istituto Italiano Per La Grafica), Lorenzo Alfieri, Robert Clyde and Arcosanti residents Mary Hoadley and Matteo Di Michele. [Photo: Antonio Fragiacomo & text: Matteo Di Michele]
Categories: Barrett News 25Jul Rep. Barrett speaks on charges resulting from GRHV investigation State Rep. Tom Barrett today issued a statement on the criminal charges coming out of Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into alleged mistreatment of patients at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans (GRHV).Eleven former caregivers at the GRHV were charged Monday by Schuette for intentional inclusion in patient medical records or charts of misleading or inaccurate information.“I’m thankful that Attorney General Schuette took seriously our request for an investigation into the GRHV,” said Barrett, of Potterville. “The audit findings of 2016 were indefensible, and our veterans deserve our absolute best. I will be watching closely to see that those responsible are held accountable. I am also encouraged by the fact that none of the people charged are currently employed by the state of Michigan or any of the state’s contractors.”In June 2016, the House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs, chaired at the time by Barrett, sent a letter to the Attorney General’s Office requesting a full investigation of the GRHV. Legislators hoped that an in-depth analysis would improve future conditions for the veteran care facility. Since the audit findings were exposed, $2 million in additional appropriations have been dedicated to staffing increases at the home. In addition, greater accountability protections have been added and a new independent authority has been created and tasked with implementing a long-term strategy for veteran housing in Michigan.“My colleagues and I have worked diligently to make strides toward improving the GRHV,” said Barrett, a current helicopter pilot in the Michigan National Guard. “Progress has been made and care has gotten better, but there is still work to be done for our veterans.”Earlier this year a review by the Federal Veterans Administration showed that the home was meeting 230 of 231 requirements, the highest rating the home has ever received.The felony charge carries a possibility of up to four years in prison and or a $5,000 fine.###
Shine International CEO, Nadine Nohr.Shine International has launched Shine Now, a direct to consumer service that will make a selection of its scripted and entertainment fare available online.Consumers access the content via the Roku streaming platform. It is initially available in the US and the programming is either advertising supported and free of charge or priced between US$0.99 (€0.73) and US$1.99 and advertising free.Shine has launched Shine Now with 200 hours of programming from its catalogue. Titles include The School, Got to Dance, The Magicians, Eternal Law and The Sandhamn Murders.Nadine Nohr, CEO, Shine International said: “Shine Now is our first direct to consumer channel and Roku have been fantastic partners with whom to develop and launch it. We are excited about its potential and look forward to collaborating with them further to grow its reach in the future.”Shine told DTVE sister title TBI that it is focussed on rolling out the D2C service on the Roku service and not, for the time being, on other streaming services.Shine digital consultant Gordon Synn brokered the deal with Roku. He is set to leave the company following the hire of Kerry Ball, who is taking over digital business development efforts.In 2012, another large distributor, All3Media International, sought to go straight to the consumer with a pay-per-view service launched via a dedicated app on Samsung and LG connected TVs. It also launched Easel TV last year, an over-the-top service containing about 350 hours of its programming.