Industrial designer wins prize for street furniture

first_imgYoung Greek industrial designer Aris Stathis won the  first prize in the ‘Athens Bench Mark’ competition for best design of street furniture. Stathis won a prize of 5000 euro for his design inspired by a bike rack. 500 entries from all over the world were received for the ‘Athens Bench Mark’ competition which was conducted solely on the internet. The competition was organised by the City of Athens to come up with new and original designs for street furniture. The Mayor of Athens Nikos Kaklamanis announced that 1000 new park benches will be installed across Athens paid for by private sponsors. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Senate panel advances rewritten sexual assaultprevention bill

first_imgThe Senate Education Committee has advanced a rewrite of legislation that would leave as optional sexual assault prevention and awareness programs in Alaska public schools.The version of the bill that passed the House last month would have made such programs, and those related to dating violence, mandatory. Critics saw this as an unfunded mandate, and the Senate committee rewrite made the programs optional.The rewrite also incorporated elements from other school-related bills, raising questions about whether doing so went outside the scope of work for the special session called by Gov. Bill Walker. A legal memo from a legislative attorney, requested by the committee chair, Sen. Mike Dunleavy, said there could be a constitutional issue with the committee’s approach, depending on how a court viewed it.last_img read more