August 26, 2002 Precast panels areformed up in every available space of the second floor of the EastCrescent. Each panel is cast as close as possible to its finallocation. This pour on August 19. included panel #54, an outside panelfor Unit 6, and panel #44 [in the background], a doorway panel for Unit7. [Photo & text: SA] The concrete israked into place by planning intern Scott Airlie and workshopper TaylorMitchell. [Photo & text: SA] A fresh batch ofconcrete is hoisted into position. Everybody got out of the way, whileconstruction foreman Ray Shong and habitat manager Dave Tollas areguiding the bucket into position. [Photo & text: SA] Once the bucket isin place everyone rushes back into action. [Photo & text: SA] The concrete mixercrew is hosing down the truck. Volunteer Daisuke Nakamishi, driverGabriel Hendrix and crew-leader Jeff Masty. [Photo & text: SA] The crew isfinishing up the panel. [Photo & text: SA] Another pourcomplete and workshopper Taylor Mitchell is sweeping up. [Photo & text:SA]
02May Rep. Rendon discusses protection against elder abuse in long-term care State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City last Thursday welcomed representatives from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative to the Families, Children and Seniors Committee to discuss how the group protects senior citizens against elder abuse.Alison E. Hirschel, director and managing attorney from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative; Sali Pung, state long-term care ombudsman; and Dan Wojciak, MI Health Link ombudsman, explained that many Michigan families have experienced some type of long-term care issues, personally or within their family. One in 10 Americans age 60 years or older has experienced some form of elder abuse and one in 14 cases of abuse are reported to authorities.“Elder abuse is an enormous problem,” Rendon said. “Abuse can destroy lives and people’s sense of security. There are trusted and confidential resources to protect American citizens and prevent them from becoming victims. Better quality care for Americans results in better quality lives.”The Michigan Elder Justice Initiative is one of several statewide services created by the Michigan Advocacy Program.### Categories: Daire Rendon News
Norwegian cable operator Get has passed the milestone of 200,000 broadband customers, passing broadband rival NextGenTel to make it the country’s number two broadband provider after Telenor.According to Morten Lynum, product director at Get, over 50% of the company’s broadband customers now take its 20Mbps or higher offerings. Get provides speeds of up to 200Mbps on its network.
Nickelodeon UK has partnered with management company and video network Viral Spiral, in a bid to bring viral online videos to the Viacom-owned kids network.The deal will see Viral Spiral shortlist potential clips to be used on Nickelodeon as interstitials, packaged and banded on air as L.Y.P.O. (Laugh Your Pants Off).Nickelodeon is due to launch the clips from this week, with one new video to premiere on the network every week with clips also available on Nick.co.uk.“We know that our kids go online to look for entertaining clips and to share the funniest things that they find with their friends. Through Viral Spiral we hope to bring content that is immediate, relevant and most importantly, hilarious to our audience; adding something unexpected to the Nick schedule,” said Tim Patterson, VP, director of programming, Nickelodeon UK.Viral Spiral exclusively represents, monetises and grows online channels with large followings – including many of the world’s best-known and most shared viral videos. Founder and CEO Damian Collier said: “We’re delighted to announce this project with Nickelodeon which will ensure that Nick remains the talk of the playground, serving up the most-current age-appropriate trending content to its young viewers.”