Paolo Soleri graduated from the Politechnico in Torino with highest honors and a Ph.D. in architecture in February 1946. He received a grant given to outstanding students; at that time, just after the war, the grant amounted to about ‘6 lb. of butter’. Soleri wrote F.L. Wright expressing his desire to study at Taliesin and was accepted. As it was the custom with students who could not afford Wrights already high student fees, Soleri was initially assigned to work on the the kitchen and then to be personal aid at the dining table for the Wright family. Soleri became an apprentice to Wright, working primarily in the kitchen as a waiter and dishwasher, and also as a gardener and construction worker at both Taliesin East (Wisconsin) and Taliesin West (Arizona). Soleri also became a personal waiter to Mr. and Mrs. Wright. Soleri was still learning English while at Taliesin. He built a very simple shelter on Taliesin grounds, as other Wright’s apprentices do, as living quarters. Paolo studied with F.L. Wright for 18 months. March 24, 2005 The board of directors of the Taliesin Fellows held its annual meeting for Taliesin Fellowship, FLlW Staff and former apprentices of the FLlWSA at David Dodge,a long-time fellow at Taliesin, designed and built this house on his property adjacent to Taliesin West. [Photo:tt & text: sa]
Amazon Prime Instant Video is to launch in Japan, putting it in direct competition with soon-to-launch streaming rival Netflix.The Amazon Prime delivery service is already in operation in the territory, but to this point it has not distributed its SVOD service there.The video service will launch next month, with Netflix set to roll out on September 2.“As we’ve shown with the launch of Prime Video in the US and around the world, we are investing significantly to bring high-quality, local and popular programming to Prime members, and our customers in Japan should expect the same investment,” said Amazon Japan president Jasper Cheung.“We’ve been offering videos and DVDs in Japan for 15 years — we know the entertainment customers want — and we plan to deliver it with Prime Video, all at no additional cost.”Industry sources have been pointing a Japanese launch for some time, though the announcement is the first concrete evidence.Amazon will likely create local content for Japanese customers, with anime and local drama mooted.The e-commerce giant currently streams programming such as Transparent for Prime customers in the US, the UK and Germany.“We are passionate about making distinct, exclusive entertainment that will become Prime member’s next favorite TV show or movie, and we know Prime members in Japan will love what we introduce just for them,” said Amazon Studios VP Roy Price.Prime currently costs ¥3,900 (US$32.50) per year, which means it will be markedly lower-priced than Netflix, which will be ¥650 per month. Other players in the SVOD market include broadcaster Nippon TV, which acquired the Hulu Japan assets in 2014.
“Don’t take the risk with your life or others.“NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE!”POLICE SPOT CHECK IN DERRY CATCHES NO DRINK DRIVERS was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: Officers from the PSNI’s Maydown Road Policing unit out on the Limavady Road in Derry last night looking for drink driversPOLICE in Derry carried out a further spot check on drivers last night and say they are pleased to report that none were drinking.PSNI Foyle say on its Facebook page: “Maydown Road Policing officers carrying out further breath testing at an authorised checkpoint on Limavady Road, Derry.“Thankfully all were clear. ShareTweet DerryLIMAVADY ROADMAYDOWN ROAD POLICINGNEVER EVER DRINK AND DRIVEPOLICE SPOT CHECK IN DERRY CATCHES NO DRINK DRIVERSPSNI
But the Court of Appeal dismissed his challenge after citing his status as a convicted terrorist and relevant events at the property.Hegarty, 53, was one of three men sentenced to ten years for possession of explosives in Derry.Police stopped them in a car containing an anti-personnel device in Creggan in December 2012.Hegarty served five years behind bars before being released on licence in December 2017, under conditions which included compliance with electronic monitoring. ShareTweet Derry dissident Neil Hegarty loses appeal over ‘unlawful’ return to prisonLord Justice StephensNEIL HEGARTYParole CommissionersPSNI Derry dissident republican Neil HegartyA dissident republican from Derry convicted of having explosives has lost a legal battle to have his return to prison declared unlawful.Neil Hegarty claimed he was wrongly held in custody for a further 76 days after his licence was revoked for allegedly denying entry to install electronic monitoring equipment at his home in Derry. But the following day the PSNI informed a Parole Commissioner that he failed to admit security staff to his home to fit the equipment, the court heard.A police report alleged G4S personnel who went to the mid-terrace property at Benevenagh Gardens observed a number of men inside and were refused entry.It was also claimed that before leaving prison Hegarty had revealed he would not be consenting to having the equipment fitted.Scene in Derry December 2012 after police stop car with explosives on boardThe Parole Commissioner concluded that he had displayed “wilful disengagement” with the licence process and recommended the revocation.Hegarty launched judicial review proceedings after the Department of Justice decided to return him to prison.His lawyers argued the move was unlawfully based on false assertions that he intended not to cooperate with the tagging condition.They disputed the accuracy of evidence against him and questioned the description of the house security staff said they visited.The Commissioner had unreasonably accepted unattributed, unexplained and false assertions of fact as evidence without a proper enquiry, it was contended.In February last year a High Court judge dismissed the challenge – prompting Hegarty to mount an appeal.Later that month he was released again following a further review of his case.However, his legal team pressed ahead with their claims that the 76 days spent in custody during that period was an unlawful.Ruling on the appeal, Lord Justice Stephens said it was apparent that the Single Commissioner’s decision was based on incorrect information as Hegarty had not refused to consent to the fitting of monitoring equipment immediately before his release.However, the information about events at his home would have led her to make the same decision, the court found.Dismissing the challenge, Lord Justice Stephens said: “We consider that given the appellant was a convicted terrorist, given the facts… and what occurred at the appellant’s home, her decision would necessarily have been the same.“On that basis the decision of the Single Commissioner was not unlawful.”Derry dissident Neil Hegarty loses appeal over ‘unlawful’ return to prison was last modified: April 2nd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: