West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would have shared Teesta water with Bangladesh had there been enough water available. “Bangladesh has stopped giving us Hilsa. This is because we could not give them Teesta water. We would have given if we had surplus water,” Ms. Banerjee said on the floor of the State Legislative Assembly.The sharing of Teesta water is a major bilateral issue between India and Bangladesh. Ms. Banerjee has said that entire north Bengal will run dry if the water was shared with Bangladesh. Instead, she has proposed sharing the waters of other north Bengal rivers such as Torsa, Manshai, Sankosh and Dhansai.
Last Thursday, February 2. 2012, Arcosanti Planning Interns mounted the exhibition of Arcosanti/Cosanti images, that Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin put together at the downtown[photo: Planning interns Yasaman Esmaili and Nick Klever are placing the last photos of the wall display for the exhibit on the second floor of the Burton Barr Phoenix Public Library]. The event is part of PHOENIX RISING: The next 100 years Color+Art in Contemporary Architecture The Desert Environment Series presents “conversations” with educators, architects, musicians and visual artists every Thursday during the month of February alongside a month long exhibition in the Second Floor of the Burton Barr Library to celebrate the Arizona Centennial.February 2nd, 5:30pm -6:30pm Desert Environment Series Opening Exhibit will be on display from Feb. 2- 29th on the second floor of the [photo: Public Relation Andrea Speed has made sure that we provide adequate information about the projects and is assembling the boxes for workshop and Arcosanti/Cosanti brochures].February 2nd (Opening Night)6:30pm- 8:00pm Desert Sights & Sound and Simple Shelter [photo: Planning Coordinator Nadia Begin is giving final touches to the display].February 16th,6:30pm- 8:00pm The Education of an Architect[photo: The finished display that will be exhibited until the end of the month of February].The desert environment series started in 2008 by Alumni Alex Barragan as a Forum to discuss ideas on Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts as they influence Arizona’s Most Spectacular Environment.The concept behind this month long event is:*To ENCOURAGE the study of the great disciplines of Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design, Education and the Arts.*To EXPLORE new ideas, re-sharpen our imaginative skills and find ways to develop hidden talent.*To REORGANIZE our studios, our business, or to take our projects to the next level.*To APPRENTICE with the experts in the field of your interest. [photos: Nadia Begin] February 6, 2012
No appointment is necessary to attend office hours. Anyone unable to attend who would like to voice a question or concern to Rep. Hughes may contact her office at (877) 633-0331 or HollyHughes@house.mi.gov. Friday, April 68 to 9 a.m. at the Ravenna Round Table, 12396 Stafford St. in Ravenna. 20Mar Rep. Hughes invites residents to her upcoming office hours Categories: Hughes News State Rep. Holly Hughes announced her upcoming office hours for March and April.“It is important for me to meet with residents on a regular basis to hear the questions and concerns they have regarding state government,” Hughes said. “I encourage everyone to join me for office hours.”Rep. Hughes will be available at the following times and locations:Thursday, March 2910:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Holton Township Hall, 6511 E. Holton Whitehall Road in Holton; and2 to 3 p.m. at Roosevelt Park City Hall, 900 Oak Ridge Road in Roosevelt Park.
NAB president and CEO, Gordon SmithThe NAB helped secure “five wins” for US broadcasters from legislators last year, including US$1 billion in funding to help them cope with relocation of broadcast signals as a result of spectrum reallocation, according to NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith.Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Smith said that the passing of legislation to reimburse stations during the spectrum relocation process was a key win that meant broadcasters did not have to pay relocation costs as a result of the loss of their spectrum.Congressman Greg Walden of Oregon, head of the House Energy and Commerce Committee with oversight over broadcasting relocation costs, speaking with Smith at the NAB Show, said that establishing funding for broadcasters had not been easy, but that it had been important to secure this.Walden said that transmission tower companies in the US would now be under pressure to move the process forward. “I wanted to make sure the relocation fund was fully funded,” he said, with US$600 million of funding to be disbursed this year and US$400 million next year.The other four of the “five wins” over the past year highlighted by Smith were the FCC’s approval of voluntary deployment of ATSC 3.0, the defeat of recording companies’ “attempt to tax radio stations” for playing music, the defeat of a tax proposal on advertising and the FCC’s updating of media ownership rules.Taking forward the move towards ATSC 3.0, Smith highlighted the trial of next-generation TV in Raleigh, North Carolina during the Winter Olympics from Korea, and an initiative in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as further trials in Phoenix and Dallas.