February 12 2002 hosted guest cooks to prepare

first_imgFebruary 12, 2002 hosted guestcooks to prepare a special meal for 70 residents and students, resultedin long waiting line. [TT] , made Lasagnawith homemade pasta. [TT] Nadia gives thefinal touch on the dish. Some of the materials were prepared the nightbefore to be ready for the evening. [TT]last_img

Bumstead thanks Snyder for Baldwin yearround school grant

first_img Categories: News Baldwin Community Schools are one of seven recipients of a year-round school grant made possible by legislation strongly supported by Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo. The bill passed the House in March allowing schools to switch to balanced, year-round academic calendars and provides grants to aid the transition.“I’ve been a huge supporter of this legislation from day one,” Bumstead said. “I could not be more grateful to Gov. Snyder and the MEDC for giving Baldwin schools a chance at this incredible opportunity to improve and implement non-traditional education based on students’ needs.”Traditionally, summer break is approximately three months long, which has educators and parents concerned about children losing academic motivation and even forgetting information year-to-year. In the balanced, year-round format, day count requirements remain unchanged and breaks from the classroom are spread evenly throughout the year.“Though balanced calendars may not be right for every school district, I’m very excited that our children have been given the opportunity to try something new and potentially transformative,” Bumstead said.The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) granted $750,000 to fund Baldwin Community Schools’ transition, which includes adjusting teachers’ contracts and renovating classrooms to accommodate for summer heat and humidity.### 27Aug Bumstead thanks Snyder for Baldwin year-round school grantlast_img read more

Rep Iden will lead influential new Michigan House committee in 201920 legislative

first_img Categories: Iden News,News State Rep. Brandt Iden of Oshtemo Township will chair the newly created House Ways and Means Committee for the 2019-20 legislative term.Iden will begin his third term representing the 61st House District, which includes part of Kalamazoo County, when the new Legislature convenes in January.The Ways and Means Committee, announced by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, will be one of four committees that will advance bills to the House floor. Topics could include tax policy, regulatory reform and commerce, among many others.“I am honored to be appointed to this position and to serve Michigan in this way,” Iden said. “We want to ensure that policies have been fully discussed and debated, and that various perspectives are accounted for.“The people of Michigan deserve a state House that will deliver on top priorities, and will move Michigan forward into the new decade.”The House Ways and Means Committee will review legislation after it has been approved by its original committee, encouraging further deliberation before it is considered by all 110 House members.Iden chaired the House Regulatory Reform Committee during the 2017-18 legislative session. He has served on House committees for Commerce and Trade, Oversight, Communications and Technology, Tax, and Workforce and Talent Development.##### 27Dec Rep. Iden will lead influential new Michigan House committee in 2019-20 legislative sessionlast_img read more

The Bluray Disc Association BDA has completed t

first_imgThe Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has completed the specification for its new Ultra HD Blu-ray format and released the new logo that will delineate Ultra HD Blu-ray products. The move is seen a key step in the fight-back by the physical media industry against what is expected to be a sharp decline in physical media consumption as 4K/UHD gains adoption. In addition to delivering content in up-to 3840×2160 resolution, the Ultra HD Blu-ray format enables delivery of a significantly expanded colour range and allows for the delivery of high dynamic range (HDR) and high frame rate content. Next-generation immersive, object-based sound formats will also be delivered via the specification according to the BDA.An optional digital bridge feature is designed to enable the consumer to view their content across multiple in-home and mobile devices.The specification also mandates all new Ultra HD Blu-ray players be capable of playing back current Blu-ray Discs, ensuring that equipment can be used to view an extensive existing catalogue of content.Licensing of Ultra HD Blu-ray is scheduled to begin this summer. The BDA said it was working closely with industry leaders in the authoring, testing, certification and replication industries to develop the tools and process needed to ensure interoperability between players and software.Ultra HD Blu-ray discs will use the H.265 video format and will come as double- and triple-layer discs with 66GB and 100GB capacity respectively.“For years, Blu-ray Disc has set the standard for high definition picture and audio quality in the home. Ultra HD Blu-ray will do the same for UHD home entertainment,” said Victor Matsuda, chair, BDA Promotions Committee. “The technical capabilities of Blu-ray Disc, in particular its significant storage capacity and high data transfer rates, will enable the delivery of an unparalleled, consistent and repeatable UHD experience.”last_img read more