Keeping Ice Nice for Winter Sports

Ice is Pretty Cool  Hockey, figure skating, and curling are just three of the many sports that compete on ice. Each sport is played on a multi-layer sheet of ice. Until the first indoor ice rink was developed in London in 1876 these events were held outside on frozen lakes and ponds. New York opened their indoor ice rink in 1879 in Madison Square Garden.   First, add Water  Indoor ice rinks make clear ice by using deionized water from large filtration systems. The water is sprayed … [Read more...]

Slaves Among Us are Focus of Rochester College Conference

You may have seen the recent headlines about a Ukrainian man who has been ordered to stand trial in federal district court in Detroit for trafficking women for a local nightclub.  Several experts who spoke at a conference at Rochester College April 1-2 said the story is, unfortunately, not unusual. Human trafficking is a global problem that’s happening right here in Michigan. It may be adults or children forced into unpaid labor; it may be women and girls tricked into the sex trade.  If … [Read more...]