December 4, 1999Much of the detailing-work in the construction of Arcosanti is performed on-site.Cabinets, trim, fixtures, lighting, and railings, to name a few, are all elementswhich are fabricated in the various shops. The reuse of materials in these fabricationsis always desirable, as well, and is an example of frugality in practice. In this photo, current workshopper, JamesDavenport, who has opted to spend his time in the Metalshop cuts apart some scrapmetal to obtain pieces which will be welded into a railing. Photo and text byBenjamin Ericson.
Nordic pay TV operator TDC has selected Appear TV’s XC5000 video processing platform to provide encoding and multiscreen transcoding for live linear broadcasts.The platform will be deployed for all TDC’s broadcasts, including the YouSee cable service and its OTT and multiscreen offerings.With the deployment, TDC aims to provide high quality picture across 100 linear OTT channels to around 1.2 million subscribers in Denmark and Norway.“When choosing our next generation video compression platform, we were looking for a single, user-friendly platform that would enable us to update our signal processing equipment to offer best in class image quality. This meant that we had to take into account a number of parameters, including video quality, power consumption, ease of integration and operation and the number of switches required to operate multiple TV services with hundreds of channels,” said Mads Arnbjørn Rasmussen, vice-president TV and coaxial technology, TDC.The Appear TV XC5000 platform is designed to accommodate customers’ preferred system architectures while reducing complexity. It is possible to build an entire broadcast system in a single chassis consisting of discreet stages or distributed architectures. Appear TV will exhibit at IBC on stand 1.C61
LOCAL charity, Nexus NI, has launched a new website to help support victims and survivors of sexual violence in all its forms, across Northern Ireland.The site has been created as part of the charity’s ‘Break the Silence Strategy’, which aims to raise awareness of sexual violence in Northern Ireland and remove the stigma surrounding it in order to encourage more victims to come forward and seek help.Designed to be an easily accessible platform, the website provides clear information on the vital services offered by the charity for victims of sexual violence.Those services include counselling, confidential support, educational workshops and client forums. The website gives information on 24-hour helplines provided by other agencies, as well as providing information on training for professionals working with survivors of sexual violence, including a training course that is the first of its kind in the UK.Nexus NI has supported thousands of people in Northern Ireland since it first launched in 1984.During 2016-17, the charity has delivered more than 17,000 counselling sessions across 41 locations in Northern Ireland, an increase of 2000 on the previous year, and has seen a 50% increase in referrals since 2010.Chief Executive of Nexus NI, Cara Cash said: “Our overall mission is to change lives affected by sexual violence and this new site will make it easier for those who need to use our services to find the information they require quickly and easily.“The launch is part of our Break the Silence Strategy, which is focused on five key areas including accessibility and support, improved services, leadership and innovation.“The global conversation which has been sparked most recently in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein case, along with an increase in numbers of sexual offences reported to the PSNI, has highlighted the importance for victims of any form of sexual violence to know that there is somewhere they can turn to for support.“The Nexus team would like to express a sincere thank you to Precept IT who have gone above and beyond in supporting us to make this happen. Anyone seeking to contact us can now do so confidentially via the website as well as in person or by telephone, making our services more accessible than ever.”To find out more or to contact Nexus NI, visit nexusni.org or contact one of the three regional Nexus NI offices;Belfast: 028 9032 6803Derry: 028 7126 0566Enniskillen: 028 6632 0046The Nexus NI Service is completely confidential.Anyone who has been affected by sexual violence can contact Nexus, The Rowan, Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 028 94 424 340, the 24 Hour Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414 or the PSNI on 999. LOCAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO SUPPORT VICTIMS was last modified: November 2nd, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet LOCAL SEXUAL VIOLENCE CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO SUPPORT VICTIMSNEXUS NIPSNISARA CASHTHE ROWAN CENTRE