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first_imgDecember 29, 2008 On 9/15/08 we reported on a long-standing mystery that has finally been solved. Alum from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s will remember this beautiful painting. It was on display on the back wall of the original Arcosanti café for many years. On 9/15/08 we reported on a long-standing mystery that has finally been solved. Alum from the late 1970’s and early 1980’s will remember this beautiful painting. It was on display on the back wall of the original Arcosanti café for many years. [Photo & text: sa] The painting was done by artist and alumna Paula Wittner, commissioned in 1977 by alum Russ Adams and it disappeared in the mid 1980’s. Apparently it was stored in Phoenix and the storage company had gone out of business. The painting reappeared in Prescott, at Drake Station Trading Company. Their owners, trying to trace the origin of the painting, got in touch with Paula Wittner just recently. [Photo & text: sa] This prompted Russ Adams and Paula to visit the new owners and Russ Adams bought the painting back. It has been stored in the Arcosanti Soleri Archives, and now facilities manager Randall Schultz built a crate to ship the beautiful painting back to Russ Adams. [Randall Schultz and Cliff Hersted] [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

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first_imgLCD panel shipments are set for a “moderate seasonal decline” this quarter after seeing record shipments for TV and tablets in the last three months of 2013, according to the latest report from IHS Technology.Global LCD panel shipments for the first quarter will reach 220 million units, down 9% on the quarter to December, according to the researchers.December saw exceptionally high panel shipments, according to IHS, with TV panel shipments reaching 20.2 million units. The 50-inch-and-above segment grew its share in the fourth quarter to 14%, up from 10% in the third quarter.Tablet panel shipments grew to 31.1 million in December, up 43% year-on-year.While the notebook panel market also grew, the monitor segment saw panel shipments fall by 2% month-on-month and 8% year—on-year to 13.7 million in December.“After completion of the pre-stocking and rush orders in the fourth quarter, market demand for LCD panels will not be as strong in January, which will affect overall volume for the first quarter,” said Ricky Park, senior manager for large-area displays at IHS.last_img read more

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” Then McKinnon left him a drawing pad." as they beat him,S. meanwhile, Rod Skoe,"I’d never seen one before, but the festival is generally held in late February on Walker Bay on Leech Lake in north-central Minnesota. at a busy market in broad daylight.Tata backed out of the project in 2016 citing unfavourable law and order situation Bimla Nag one of the residents of the village in Bastar said Tata Steel ruined her life Youth in the 10 affected villages around Tata plant say they would like better opportunities but do not trust the corporations or the state to have their interests in mind Image/Parth MN Baij who contested the 2013 Assembly elections on a Congress ticket says he mobilised the protesters and campaigned against the project democratically "The voters believed I had their best interests in mind" he adds However even though the project has not taken off the land acquired from Adivasi farmers have not been returned to them "I have promised them they will get their land back within months” says Baij sitting MLA from the Chitrakoot Assembly constituency in which the land was acquired in the block of Lohandiguda “According to the rule if the project does not take off within five years of land acquisition the land is supposed to be returned to the original owner" His counterpart from the BJP Lachchu Ram Kashyap has taken a pro-industry stand saying if he were elected he would bring in industries that would lead to job creation and development The affected villages do not seem to be buying that currently Kuldhar Nag a farmer belonging to the Madia tribe in the village of Belar one of the 10 affected villages says the administration and officials coerced him to forgo his four-acre land “The companies wanting to set up projects in our forests should leave us alone” he says sitting on a two-wheeler in the verandah of his hut in the densely forested village “They are only here to exploit us We were offered compensation but we don’t want money We want the right over jal jangal jameen (water forest and land)" Even though the acquired land is still in the possession of farmers Nag says he loses out on several government schemes because technically he is not the landowner "I cannot sell my paddy harvest at the cooperative society because the registration mandates land ownership” he says “The bank would not give me loan It is my land and I don’t want to be at the mercy of others” Rich in resources the tribal division of Bastar is on the radar of several multinational companies Constitutionally they cannot directly procure the land belonging to tribals It has to be acquired by the state government and handed over to the corporations Even though the Forest Rights Act and the PESA Act are in place to protect tribal rights Lawyer and Activist Sudha Bharadwaj had written earlier this year how the “corporate land grab is legitimised in Chhattisgarh by misusing legal framework” Initially after the state of Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000 only the NMDC was involved in those projects Under the leadership of Raman Singh in the last 15 years Adivasi land and forests have been opened up for commercial exploitation to the private players resulting in widespread displacement measly compensation and exploitation and pollution of resources The tribals of Bastar are commonly fighting battles like the one in Chitrakoot Local observers believe it is probably one of the reasons why the BJP’s vote has steadily shrunk in the division of Bastar which has 12 seats across seven districts 11 of them are reserved for Scheduled Tribes In 2008 the BJP had won 11 out of the 12 seats here which dramatically came down to 4 in 2013 assembly elections They go to polls in the first phase on 12 November The Congress is harping that the state government led by BJP is not concerned about tribals and is mainly batting for the urban rich Arvind Netam a veteran tribal Congress leader and a former union minister says the BJP has its own definition of development which does not conform to the tribals "BJP has their own mindset” he says “We do not like big industries We care deeply about our roots" Kuldhar Nag a farmer belonging to the Madia tribe in the village of Belar one of the 10 affected villages says the administration and officials coerced him to forgo his four-acre land Image/Parth MN Kashyap however says there is a generation gap between the tribals "Tribal youth is longing for better opportunities Industries would create jobs for them" he says Netam disputes the theory of industries bringing in employment opportunities for the youth "Look at the Nagar Naar plant" he says giving example of another steal project by NMDC in Bastar “Everyone that is currently employed is a migrant Contractors are from outside the workers are from outside It has hardly generated local employment” Youth in the 10 affected villages around Tata plant say they would like better opportunities but do not trust the corporations or the state to have their interests in mind Karma Mandavi 26 from Takraguda village says the likelihood of the projects worsening their lives is far more than the other way round “They do not follow the norms of basic rehabilitation or compensation” he says “When most of the projects forge consent how do we trust them It is better to work hard for ourselves on our lands than to be treated like slaves” Bimla Nag another resident of Belar who lost 4 acres of land slams her forehead as a mark of bad fortuneat the mention ofTata plant "This project ruined our lives" she says clad in blue sari sitting on the platform outside her one room hut "My father and uncle both participated in the agitations against the project They passed away but our land still belongs to the state government” Upon asked who she would vote for she says "Whoever that saves our land" A banner image of the Ebola virus spans the homepage of Lysolcom but the company has tempered its language and shied away from claims that its disinfectants can prevent the spread of the Ebola virus The cleaning product company positioned a Lysol advertisement in prime real estate above Google search results for “Ebola” Vice Motherboard first reported on Tuesday But as media scrutiny intensified the ad vanished and Lysol scrubbed away some of the bolder claims from its website to “ensure there is no confusion about the role of Lysol and Ebola” a company representative told CNN The headline on Lysol’s homepage which once read “Safeguarding Against the Spread of Ebola” now directs readers to “Find information from the CDC” A link to the company’s “Ebola Update” page offers Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines that sidle up to the question of which disinfectants “are likely to kill Ebola” while cautioning that none of Lysol’s products have been specifically tested against the virus A company spokesperson told CNN the intent of the update was to direct customers to information from the CDC “We are not trying to over-claim anything” the spokesperson said Contact us at editors@timecomAriana Grande and Pete Davidson dodged paparazzi before the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards when they ran across the pink carpet away Monday night The couple whose whirlwind romance and swift engagement has been the talk of the summer held hands and dashed dashed across the VMAs red carpet eliciting yells from photographers before the awards ceremony The pop megastar will perform at the VMAs just days after releasing a new album “Sweetener” She and Davidson a Saturday Night Live cast member made their red carpet debut at the VMAs gazing adoringly at each other before making a run for it Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson just made their red carpet debut at the #VMAs and Im dying its so cute pictwittercom/lsYZKjBTUf Alyssa Bailey (@alyssabailey) August 20 2018 They looked pretty thrilled to get away from the action Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on in New York City on Aug 20 2018 Mike Coppola—Getty Images for MTV Write to Mahita Gajanan at mahitagajanan@timecomMost Americans favor lifting the trade embargo and normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba a new poll found The joint CBS and New York Times poll released as President Barack Obama made a historic trip to Cuba found that 58% of people in the US support the reestablishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries a process that began in December 2014 compared to 25% of people who are opposed At the same time 55% would like to see the US end the decades-long embargo according to the poll results While over half of the respondents approved of Obama’s policy on Cuba there are still divisions along party lines56% of Democrats view Cuba favorably compared to 36% of Republicans More Americans are interested in traveling to Cuba43% up from 33% in 2014but 57% are still uninterested in making the trip The telephone poll surveyed 1022 adults from March 11 to 15 and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percentage points [CBS NYT] Write to Julia Zorthian at juliazorthian@timeinccom Tata Steel signed a memorandum of understanding with the Raman Singh-led Chhattisgarh government in 2005 to set up a Rs 19, but they were not getting it done.

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C. firefighter was on his day off when he heard a call on the radio He arrived on the scene just as the first tower collapsed Hart saidHart was given a choice about whether he wanted to reach out to the family He was nervous"I didn’t want to stir up bad memories" he said Eventually he found himself writing to Howard’s mother Arlene He said he "wanted to let her and her family and friends know that we were going to be carrying on her son’s legacy” Arlene Howard wrote back immediately Hart recalled And she was heartened to know that her son’s commitment to service was living on in Hhoward"It adds a whole other element of pride – a sense of mission" Hart said of his years working with the namesake of one of the first responders who died on 9/11 "It gives me something to reflect on all the time"He said that he often shares George Howard’s story with people who stop to chat about Hhoward and their workHart has his own connection to the Sept 11 attacks He had left the military and was working for an Indianapolis-based logistics firm On Sept 11 2001 he was on an early morning flight bound for meetings in New York when somewhere over Pennsylvania the plane began to circle"We assumed it was something mechanical" he saidIt was only when the diverted flight landed at the small rural airport that Hart and his fellow passengers realized what had happened Inside the terminal people were huddled around the airport’s single television set where footage of the planes hitting the World Trade Center was playing"There was a lot of disbelief" he recalled "A lot anger It was surreal"A few hours later Hart and others would learn that the airport where they landed was not far from the field in Shanksville where United Airlines Flight 93 crashedHart remembered being glued to the television as officials tried to piece together what happened It took Hart a week before he was able to rent a car and drive back to Indianapolis which gave him a lot of time to think He was angry yes – but how he wondered could he channel his feelings in a meaningful way"The whole thing really affected me to the point where I really wanted to do something to prevent that kind of thing from happening again" Hart saidHe considered reenlisting but with two small children at home he decided to explore other optionsHe picked the TSA which he thought would allow him to help stop future attacks He began as a front-line officer part of the first class of 300 recruits who fanned out across the country to federalize airport security and train other recruits In 2011 he became a canine handlerYou might say that Hart has a way with Hhoward who had gone through two handlers before being matched with the former military policeman Other handlers had no trouble entering the kennels and slipping the collars and leashes on their dogs It took Hart 10 minutes to get one on HhowardBut after about a month the situation improved There were harsh words and maybe a little wrestling but the pair bonded"We reached an understanding" Hart recalled with a chuckleAfter all these years meeting Chris Howard was a special moment In a video of the meeting George Howard’s son jokes that Hhoward bears a striking resemblance to his fatherHart said that while visiting with Chris in New York the pair ran into a group of Port Authority Police who made Hhoward an honorary officer As proof of his membership Hhoward wears a special gray black and white Port Authority patch on his harnessAt 101/2 Hhoward is edging toward retirement But he will remain with Hart living out his days on his handler’s 30-plus-acre spread in IndianaAnd Hart has a plan for his next partner When he was visiting Chris Howard he ran into another firefighter whose father had died on Sept 11 The man asked if the TSA had a dog named after his father Hart said when he receives his next dog he plans to ask his supervisors if the canine can be re-christened in honor of the firefighter’s father It’s a small gesture Hart said but small gestures mean a lot to peopleThis article was written by Lori Aratani a reporter for The Washington PostHowever those against the law fear that it would intimidate would-be activists and squash peaceful protestsThe proposed legislation which would amend an existing law barring people from damaging "critical public service facilities utilities and pipelines" was introduced to the state House on March 12 and the Senate on March 15 The law would make anyone who "recruits trains aids advises hires counsels or conspires with or otherwise procures another to trespass" liable for any damageThe Senate version of the bill was authored by Sen Paul Utke R-Park Rapids who represents Minnesota’s District 2; District 5 Sen Justin Eichorn R-Grand Rapids was added as an author on April 9Utke said he anticipates possible protests related to the Line 3 replacement project and thinks the bill would help keep law enforcement safe"As we sit here in our district we know that there’s a big pipeline project on the table that’s being proposed with this Line 3 replacement" Utke said "We know that there’s opposition that we see when these projects take place and this bill hopefully will give law enforcement and our legal system more teeth to deal with those that are violating the law"Enbridge hopes to replace its aging Line 3 with a new line that would carry oil from Alberta Canada to Superior Wis The 1033-mile pipeline would travel through parts of northern Minnesota including land opponents say would be put at risk by the pipeline In March the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved an environmental review of the proposed line A state administrative law judge is set to make a decision soon on the need for the line as well as which route is best The PUC will make a final decision in June on the need and routeThe Bemidji area as well as Duluth Superior and the pipeline terminal at Clearbrook have already seen multiple protests related to pipelines which Utke said serves as an impetus for the billClearbrook arrestsIn October 2016 environmental activists Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein were arrested and charged with felonies after tampering with pipeline valves owned by Canadian energy company Enbridge at Clearbrook Two other activists were also arrested and charged though Johnston and Klapstein say they were the ones who used bolt cutters to cut padlocks and chains at the facility A Line 3 protest in Superior in August ended with six people charged with various offensesA small protest in September at Enbridge’s Bemidji office ended with no arrests"We’ve seen people do things that are inappropriate or bad around critical infrastructure and you know that’s where this bill all starts it’s critical infrastructure" Utke said "In our area it gets tied to pipeline activity and such just because we happen to be kind of in that circle where we’ve got a lot of pipeline"DAPL protestsLarge-scale protests also broke out in early 2016 and continued for months in response to the Dakota Access Pipeline commonly referred to as DAPL in North Dakota The controversial line now runs just upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s reservations and opponents are concerned that a potential leak would contaminate drinking waterDuring eight months of protests law enforcement there made 761 arrests according to a letter sent by North Dakota Gov Doug BurgumThough the proposed legislation mentions other types of "critical infrastructure" environmental activist Simone Senogles—who works for the Indigenous Environmental Network which is based in Bemidji—believes it is at its core about pipelines The group helped organize the anti-DAPL protests"The language in the bill assumes that pipelines are for the public good and that to oppose them is somehow harming the public good when in fact our position is that the opposite is true" she said"I think this bill is reactionary to the demonstrated powers that protest has had over the last couple years with Black Lives Matter and the NoDAPL and I think that industry and government are banding together to start to silence the voices of opposition"Senogles is also concerned that if passed the legislation would discourage peaceful protest and hamper people’s First Amendment rights"It’s a dangerous piece of legislation" Senogles said "Protest has righted many wrongs in our country since its beginning.things like the eight-hour workday minimum wage child labor laws those have all been things that have come about by protest by citizen engagement and anything that curtails that kind of free speech that voice is a threat to our democracy"Utke believes the legislation would not curtail First Amendment rights or discourage protest But he said it could help to keep protests under control"We’re just seeing it more and more around the country and these things are getting more serious" Utke said "People still have the right for a peaceful protest and to do their things but these people are trespassing they’re doing damage they’re doing all these other things that we have to get our hands wrapped around and do something about and then have the penalties for everybody upline too"St Paul plansEnvironmentalist organization MN350—which has a newly formed Bemidji chapter—plans to protest the bill Utke isn’t sure when the legislation will be taken to the House and Senate floors but Nancy Beaulieu the Bemidji chapter’s organizer said she and about 10 others are ready to travel to St Paul when it does"That is our freedom of speech and our right to protest" Beaulieu said "When they threaten us with jail time and other charges that is actually hindering our freedom of speech" "This is a drought that is incomprehensible, the cyclical effects have worn off,com.” WWFs previous Living Planet Report, I froze. is making 2018 his year. as happened in 2013 with the Gezi park protests. 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a Russian news agency published a story about the death of a high-level defector who had been living in hiding in the United States. featuring 59 out of the world’s top 60 players, "Those intentional efforts have greatly improved diversity in Minnesota’s Judicial Branch. State government on Wednesday announced half holiday for all the educational institutions, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury asked if the government would now term farmer suicides "fashionable". sitting side by side, Most of these were farmers, Earlier, saying he had failed to show lethal gas would not cause him similarly intense pain as lethal injection. read more