February 22 2002 February Workshoppers Anna Gork

first_imgFebruary 22, 2002 FebruaryWorkshoppers, Anna Gorka and Jung Kwon, unload a sheet of plywood fromthe truck which goes to Phoenix and Prescott for purchasing few times aweek. [T] The newly unloadedplywood will be used for the second floor slab forms in the East Crescent construction inweeks to come. [T] Brigid Kutner, helpsin the Garden as a part of her participation in theworkshop. She learned about Arcosanti through a unique exploratoryprogram called “Learning through Experience”. [photo: Wes Ozier & text: T] Michael Lengton alsocame from “Learning through Experience” that offers direct access to avariety of alternative and experiential learning programs. [photo: Wes Ozier & text: T]last_img

This years performance was titled The Golden Fr

first_imgThis years performance was titled “The [Golden] Frame and the Mask”, as mentioned in the program ‘at a certain point, the frame and mask are the same idea’. Dynamic soprano Jayne Casselman gave a command performance with arias by Scarlatti, Puccini, Verdi and Rossini, accompanied by tenor Chris Eubank and percussionist Owen Davis.[photo by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo & text by Sue Kirsch]Lynne Haeseler accompanied on piano, a wonderful pianist.[photo by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo & text by Sue Kirsch] July 22, 2013ITALIAN NIGHT this past Saturday evening was once again a gorgeous and successful event.Because of intermittent and unpredictable monsoon rains, dinner was served in the Crafts III building, on all three levels, the cafe, the bakery and the visitors center, a new challenge for us, but it worked out very well.[photo & text by Sue Kirsch]The “COOKS”, Gregg Morgan, Caterina Loy and Carrie Krueger, congratulations, awesome effort, dinner was delicious![photo & text by Sue Kirsch]COOL GELATO ITALIANO from Scottsdale served their wonderful Forrest Berry or Coffee Crunch gelato.[photo & text by Sue Kirsch] Jeff Stein narrated with quotations by Luigi Pirandello, Dante Alighieri and Paolo Soleri.This was a terrific event, impossible to convey in just a few photos. If you missed it this year be sure to look for it in the coming years.[photo by Julia Dorn-Giarmoleo & text by Sue Kirsch]last_img read more

Over 30 of Portuguese pay TV operator Zon Multime

first_imgOver 30% of Portuguese pay TV operator Zon Multimedia’s triple-play customers now take its Iris advanced TV product, according to chief operating officer Luis Lopes.Zon recently launched Timewarp, a personal cloud recording system that records all programmes that viewers want to see for seven days. About 95% of customers use it, with 70% using it every day. it has a satisfaction score of 9.1 out of 10, wiuth 10% of customers using at the same time at peak times.The system is available for 80 channels currently. Viewers can select channels they want to record and then search the channel for content to view. They can also search by genere or look for a specific programming asset directly.Lopes, speaking on the second day of the Cable Congress in London yesterday, said that the service had attracted stronger usage than video-on-demand or any other advanced TV service.last_img read more

Les Moonves The majority shareholder of Viacom and

first_imgLes MoonvesThe majority shareholder of Viacom and CBS has urged the US media giants to re-merge.National Amusements has sent an open letter to CBS Corp. chairman, president and CEO Les Mooves and the Viacom board of requesting they “explore a potential combination”.CBS and Viacom operated as one company between 1999 and December 2005, but split ahead of the retirement of National Amusements chief Sumner Redstone, who in fact remains in his post today depsite conflicting reports over the 93-year-old’s health.That saw the previous Viacom become broadcasting business CBS, with the new Viacom taking on the MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon cable networks. National Amusements became controller of both companies, but kept them separate.However, the open letter reverses that train of thought. “We believe that a combination of CBS and Viacom might offer substantial synergies that would allow the combined company to respond even more aggressively and effectively to the challenges of the changing entertainment and media landscape,” Sumner Redstone and his daughter, National Amusements president Shari Redstone, wrote.“As a result, we would like both companies’ boards to consider a potential combination of the companies. Our tentative view is that optimal structure would be an all-stock transaction on which the stockholders of each company would receive shares in the combined company of the same class as they currently hold.”The letter added National Amusements would not be willing to accept “any acquisition by a third party of either company”, or any deal that would result in the Redstones “surrendering” their controlling position in either company. National Amusements owns 80% of the voting shares in Viacom and CBS.Furthermore, Viacom’s board had made good on a recent promise to access debt markets to improve the company’s precarious financial situation.In a statement released yesterday, Viacom revealed it had agreed to sell US$400 million in senior notes due in 2022 and US$900 million in senior notes due in 2026. The sales were expected to close in October 4.The developments come after Viacom’s interim CEO, Tom Dooley, announced he would be leaving the company in November. He had succeeded Philippe Dauman, who lost a protracted and bitter boardroom war with the Shari Redstone this year and subsequently left the company after failing to persuade the board to sell 49% of film studio Paramount Pictures to a Chinese media group.Shari Redstone is now a key power-broker in the companies’ futures, but will need to convince Moonves of the benefits of a merger. While Viacom has a sprawling international business that would benefit CBS, it also has a big debt pile and would initially drive the CBS share price down.CBS had not publicly responded to the open letter at press time this morning.Meanwhile, Viacom’s search for a new CEO continues, with Dooley remaining in his post to help with the process for the time being.last_img read more