March 31, 2017DOCOMOMO US National Symposium visits Arcosanti.The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.[photos by Leah-Ann Walker]The Fifth Annual Docomomo US National Symposium entitled “Modernism and Climate” is taking place in Phoenix, AZ from March 29. through April 2. 2017.It will look at how modern design approached desert climates creatively and how thos design strategies continue to be relevant in light of our search for sustainable solutions and what can be learned from those creative efforts.The only national event dedicated to all aspects of the preservation of Modernism, the symposium brings together world renowned designers, scholars, students and professionals from around the country.
UK digital-terrestrial service Freeview is now used on the main TV set in more than 11 million homes, a record figure for the service, according to new company stats.Freeview said that homes with Freeview on a main or second TV is also now almost 20 million, or 76% of UK television homes.It added that HD uptake was also on the rise, with the total number of homes with Freeview HD on their main set reaching 3.53 million. Cumulative Freeview HD equipment sales standing at 7.6 million three years on from launch.The news comes as the BBC launched its BBC2 HD channel, replacing the older BBC HD channel feed on TV platforms in the UK. Freeview said, subject to regulatory approval, a further 10 HD channels could launch on Freeview by the end of the year.“The last 12 months have been a landmark year for Freeview. For the first time, the whole of the UK was able to receive Freeview and Freeview HD following the completion of digital switchover,” said Freeview MD Ilse Howling.
Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV has added new comedy channel KVN TV to its programming line-up.Tricolor struck a deal with Gazprom Media-owned Red Media to include the channel in its offering. KVN TV is a joint venture between Red Media and production group AMIK.The channel will be included in Tricolor TV’s basic offering. The operator already offers 25 channels from Red Media in its packages, spanning sports, lifestyle and entertainment genres.The channel will air the KVN competition, a long-running comedy phenomenon in Russia that sees teams from across the country compete in developing sketches and comedy routines through a number of leagues in front of a live audience and an panel of judges.
CHILD SEX GROOMINGDerryMAN ARRESTED IN DERRY OVER CHILD SEX GROOMING PROBEPSNISEXUAL OFFENCES ACT 2003 Detectives at Strand Road police station are questioning a man as part of an investigation into child sex groomingDETECTIVES in Derry have arrested a man as part of a child sex grooming investigation.The man, who is in his 30s, was detained today in the city on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming.It is an offence under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to arrange a meeting with a child under 16, for oneself or someone else, with the intent of sexually abusing the child. MAN ARRESTED IN DERRY OVER CHILD SEX GROOMING PROBE was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet A person commits such an offence if:they intentionally arrange or facilitate something that they intend to do, intend another person to do, or believe that another person will do, in any part of the world; anddoing it will involve the commission of an offence under SOA 2003 (ie, sexual activity with a child; causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity; engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child; or causing a child to watch a sexual act).The maximum sentence on conviction for child sex grooming offences is 14 years.A police spokesperson said: “The man is currently in custody at Strand Road PSNI station assisting police with enquiries.”At this stage there are no further details.