July 4 2003 HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY To this repor

first_imgJuly 4, 2003HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY: To this reporter it seems important to acknowledge the steady, every day persistence in good solid work as the true basis for any independence. Whether the insistence to be free of oppression, or simple daily toil, only consistency in the approach yields any result. Here at Arcosanti our foundry crew is a good example. The production of bells is a tough job, especially in the hot summer month. The foundry crew produces bells five days a week with 3 or 4 heats [bronze pours] every day, molding, pouring, cleaning, drilling and assembling. [Photo & text: sa] Crewmember Jim Huth impresses a design into the silt form. [Photo & text: sa] Design detail. [Photo & text: sa] The crew at work. [Photo & text: sa] Crewmember Melinda Barnadas. [Photo & text: sa] The crew takes turns to pour the bronze. This time Andrew Kle [middle] is guiding the crucible with Melinda tailing. [Photo & text: sa] Tom Sargent and James Moscovic are shoveling, a stand-by security incase any bronze tries to escape. [Photo & text: sa] >>left>> The bells get cleaned, brushed and extra flashing is ground away. >>right>> Crewmember Sarah Merando assembles some of the bells. [Photo & text: sa] With beautiful designs and a clean sound, Soleri bells are a trademark all over the world of a courageous endeavor. There is not much romance in a repetative job, but the steady labour of this foundry crew insures in large part the ‘Independence’ to continue a dream, the slow but steady building of Soleri’s ‘Urban Laboratory’ here at Arcosanti. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Manuel Cubero Vodafone Deutschland consumer chief

first_imgManuel CuberoVodafone Deutschland consumer chief Manuel Cubero is to leave the company and will be replaced by consumer marketing chief Andreas Laukenmann.Cubero is to leave Vodafone at the end of this month. The cable industry veteran has worked for Kabel Deutschland, the former Deutsche Telekom-owned cable operator now owned by Vodafone, since 2003, serving as CEO of Kabel Deutschland Holding AG since April 2014.He has been a member of the Vodafone management team since that time, initially serving Vodafone as managing director, consumer fixed and cable before becoming chief commercial officer in July 2015.Andreas LaukenmannLaukenmann has worked for Vodafone for 15 years, initially as head of strategy and planning for Vodafone Czech Republic. He was given responsibility for Vodafone Deutschland’s mobile communications marketing activities in 2016 and has been responsible for marketing Vodafone’s entire consumer product range in Germany since last year.Laukenmann takes over from Cubero at a crucial time for Vodafone as it prepares for the acquisition of Liberty Global’s assets in Germany, subject to EC approval.“I thank Manuel Cubero for his contribution to the success of the Gigabit company. He has decisively shaped the development of the consumer segment and personifies the excellent performance of the division in recent years,” said Vodafone Deutschland CEO Hannes Ametsreiter.“Andreas Laukenmann will strengthen our management at an exciting time. Following the planned acquisition of Unitymedia, we will be able to offer both mobile and fixed networks, Gigabit internet and TV from a single source throughout Germany for the first time. In addition, we plan to market our first 5G products in the future. I wish Andreas Laukenmann every success in his new role.”last_img read more