May 28, 2002 Metal shop managerRonChandler andworkshop apprentice Malcolm Sutherland are working on the railingoutside Paolo’s apartment. [Photo: T & text: RL] All metal work onsite is custom made. This swooping curve railing took a tremendousamount of energy to manufacture and install. [Photo: T & text: RL]
October 1, 2010Congratulations to the August 28. 2010 graduating workshop participants![back from left]Steffan Phillips, Matt Cornwell, Trine Christinsen from Denmark and Ruoyu “Raven” Chen from China.[front]Giuseppina Scuffi from Italy.
Plan helps Lake, Oceana and Newaygo countiesState Rep. Scott VanSingel on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.“Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties will see a significant amount of money for their road repairs,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “This plan will help our local communities and give them the resources they need to improve our roads.”The money included in the bill approved this week comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.Some of the estimated local allocations include Lake County ($300,233), Oceana County ($383,144), Newaygo County ($536,471), Baldwin ($12,185), Fremont ($35,102), Grant ($7,483), Hart ($16,607), Hesperia ($9,589), Luther ($6,592), New Era ($5,531), Newaygo ($19,581), Pentwater ($10,217), Rothbury ($4,926), Walkerville ($4,254) and White Cloud ($12,835).The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.### 22Feb Rep. VanSingel helps state House approve more money for road improvements Categories: VanSingel News
Categories: Bollin News,News 19Feb Rep. Bollin applauds House Republican Action Plan State Rep. Ann Bollin, of Brighton Township, joined colleagues today to unveil the 2019-20 Michigan House Republican Action Plan, titled “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan.”The policy plan highlights the key areas to focus on for the current legislative term and will build on recent successes to create an even better Michigan for our children and grandchildren.“Fixing our roads, lowering auto insurance rates, and protecting the most vulnerable will lead to an even brighter tomorrow,” said Bollin. “We will work hard to ensure Michigan taxpayers get the best possible return on their investments.“I look forward to working together with all of my House colleagues to prioritize policy that will build Michigan’s future and lead the way for future generations,” Bollin said.Rep. Bollin served as a member of the Policy Action Plan Committee to develop the plan.The 2019-2020 House Republican Action Plan may be viewed at http://gophouse.org/leading-the-way/###
German cable operators Kabel BW and Unitymedia have unified the pay TV packages they offer to subscribers.Earlier this year Liberty Global completed the merger of the two cable companies that operate in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. Kabel BW has begun marketing the DigitalTV Allstars package at €15 per month and the DigitalTV Highlights package at €7, bringing its offering in line with Unitymedia’s. The packages replace its Mein TV offering.Kabel BW has also added new channels to its line-up, including RTL Crime, ProSieben Fun, Passion, PenthouseTV, Nautical Channel and Unitel Classica.Like Unitymedia, Kabel BW is also now offering a HD option for €4 that includes ProSieben Fun HD, Kinowelt HD and RTL Crime HD.
French telco Orange and telecoms-to-construction conglomerate Bouygues are open to including the latter’s 44% interest in leading commercial broadcaster TF1 in any deal between the pair, according to French newspaper Le Monde.Orange and Bouygues have confirmed that they are in talks over the future of the latter’s telecom unit, Bouygues Telecom, but have not mentioned Bouygues stake in TF1.According to Le Monde, citing unnamed sources, Orange and Bouygues are open to the idea of Orange taking a stake in TF1 of around 10%.Orange CEO Stéphane Richard told TV station RTL that convergence between telecoms and content in general was again coming to the fore. He said that while there was a need “to leave the door open” on this topic, it was not on the agenda “for the moment”.A deal over TF1 could be controversial because the French state retains a 24% stake in Orange.French economy minister Emmanuel Macron told journalists earlier this week that the French state plans to remain a key shareholders in the telco and will assess a deal over Bouygues Telecom with consumer protection, jobs and investment in mind.