March 18, 2016Here is alumnus architect Salah Alsaqqa in June 1981 with Paolo Soleri. Thank you for sharing this photo with us.[photo courtesy Salah Alsaqqa]Salah returned for part the March 2016 workshop and here he is in the Soleri Archives, scanning some of Paolo Soleri spiral notebooks.
29Mar Rep. Miller approves Michigan State Police budget recommendations Categories: Miller News Plan includes 100 new troopers and increased funding for 9-1-1 technologyThe state House continues its commitment to public safety across Michigan though a bill approved by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Budget Subcommittee.State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sherman Township, who chairs the subcommittee, today approved the panel’s recommendations for the MSP 2017-18 budget. Included in the plan is the addition of 100 new state police troopers across the state. “There’s a need for increased public safety statewide,” said Miller. “I’m proud to support the addition of these highly trained law enforcement officials.” Additionally, the plan also continues funding to maintain Michigan’s statewide advanced 9-1-1 system. “The Smart911 System saves lives and has been shown to improve responder safety by providing additional communications tools to dispatchers outside of the scope of a normal 9-1-1 call,” Miller said. “Increasing the technology behind our 9-1-1 services is essential to protecting more Michigan lives.”The subcommittee recommendation now moves to be considered by the full House Appropriations Committee.
Jeffrey HirschStarz has agreed a new long-term contract with its COO, Jeffrey Hirsch.The deal will see Hirsch remaining with Lionsgate-owned Starz until at least December 2020.He joined the US-based premium cable business in 2015 from Time Warner Cable, and has gone on to rebrand the Starz network, reposition the Starz Encore channels, and launch streaming services and the Starz app, which has close to one million subscribers.“In a short time at Starz, he re-energised growth at the company by rebranding the networks and launching one of the best streaming apps in the TV business, firmly securing the network’s position as the second most-subscribed to premium TV network in the US,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht.Hirsch’s post sees him oversee affiliate sales, marketing, programming operations, network scheduling, research, distribution, and technology and product development.The news comes soon after Lionsgate completed the US$4.4 billion takeover of Starz last month, bringing together two companies that cable mogul John Malone backs strategically.Starz CEO Albrecht extended his contract in June last year, soon after Hirsch was promoted from president of global marketing and product development to take some of the responsibilities of retiring company president Glenn Curtis.