October 25, 2000In the Arcosanti Cafe,the changing of one garment to another signifies the changing of the season andthe coming of winter. A large, long tubular garment hangs down from the Gallerylevel of Crafts III building to the Cafe down below. Its purpose is to circulatethe warmer air that rises to the Gallery down to the Cafe in the building. Lookinginside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the winter garment. Looking inside the air tube, a fan creates a downward draft inside the wintergarment. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia
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31May Rep. Bellino resolution seeks to help college students with costs Categories: Bellino News,News A resolution by state Rep. Joe Bellino, which would expand tax-free expenses for college students to include transportation costs, was approved by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee on Tuesday.A Section 529 Qualified Tuition Program account allows students to be exempt from federal taxes when account funds are used towards tuition, textbooks, and certain room and board costs. Current 529 plans do not extend transportations costs as a tax-exempt expense.“I appreciate the option that 529 plans give to our students, giving them a savings on college fees and books,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “With so many Michigan students commuting, whether it’s vocational education, a two-year community college or the largest university in the state, that’s an added cost which is directly related to education.According to Bellino’s resolution, over 400,000 students attend community colleges statewide with only seven such schools having on-campus housing available, while between 60 to 90 percent of four-year program students are not living on campus statewide.“My hope is the U.S. Congress will consider another look at the 529 plan,” said Bellino, who wore a Monroe County Community College t-shirt while speaking to the committee. “Costs for vocational ed and colleges are not going down. We need to help these college students and their families, who are doing the responsible thing by saving for their education, with the added costs that come with getting an education.”House Concurrent Resolution 8 advances to the House for its consideration.State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, speaks before the House Workforce and Talent Committee today in support of resolution to add transportation costs as tax-exempt for college students with federal 529 Plans. Bellino wore a Monroe County Community College t-shirt while speaking to the committee.
Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France (AEF), the umbrella organisation for France24, RFI and Monte Carlo Doualiya, has signed a deal with the Qatar Media Corporation (QMC) covering exchanges of content for radio, TV and the web as well as tri-media training programmes.The latest agreement follows one in January between RFI and QMC at the launch of French-language radio station Oryx FM in Qatar.“This collaboration aims to strengthen the cultural dialogue between France and the Arab world, fostering the exchange of experience and know-how of the media domain between Qatar and France,” said Mubarak Jaham Al Kuwari, executive chairman of QMC.“I would like to thank the Qatar Media Corporation for this agreement which will allow us to develop strongly in a truly dynamic country in areas that are the essential purpose of the AEF merger: television, radio and multimedia,” said Alain de Pouzilhac, CEO of Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France.