Paul Sprawl returned to Arcosanti to provide music

first_img Paul Sprawl returned to Arcosanti to provide musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening. Other entertainment highlights were music by David Whitley and a Fire performance by Flam Chen. [Photo: Yuki Yanagimoto & text: sa] The event took place in the lovely setting of the Colly Soleri Music Center. A report on the Arco Team follows on 6/3. [Photo & text: sa] June 2, 2005 The 5th Annual POETRY SLAM was organized by Jewel Blackfeather and Ira Murfin, and once again with Grandmaster Dan Seaman in charge of the microphone. The competition was fast and furious, with some of the most intense poetry. Team X-Hosts from Mesa, team Mesa National, team Hang-over Express from Phoenix, team Loose Nuts from Phoenix, team Justice League from Phoenix, team Tucson, Prescott, team Flag Slam from Flagstaff, team NORAZ and the Arcosanti team competed for bragging rights and a trophy poured in bronze during a night pour in the Arcosanti Foundry on this same day. [Photo & text: sa] center_img The audience was treated to a very funny Comedy Improv Feature by the Worlds Greatest Shakespeare Company. [Photo & text: sa] last_img read more

UK Culture Secretary Sajid Javid The UKs rollou

first_imgUK Culture Secretary, Sajid Javid.The UK’s rollout of superfast broadband is “among the fastest in the world” and has been “steadily accelerating” since it began in 2012, according to the UK government. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport claimed yesterday that 1.5 million premises are now passed and that an additional 40,000 homes and businesses are being added each week, with now marking the fastest stage of deployment.The UK government claims that the average broadband speed in the UK has almost quadrupled from 5.2Mbps in May 2010 to 18.7Mbps in May 2014.It also said it is on track to up superfast broadband coverage to 95% of the UK by 2017, with the figure currently standing at some 80% – “ahead of the top five European economies for broadband coverage, speed, choice and price.”According to the government “26% of all UK connections are now superfast, up from just 6% two years ago. Every day more and more people are opting to make the most of all a superfast connection has to offer.”Culture secretary Sajid Javid said: “We know how important superfast broadband is to everyone, which is exactly why we are investing £1.7 billion in this remarkable project. Our transformation of the UK’s digital landscape is progressing at an incredible rate and delivering a tremendous boost to the nation’s economy as part of the government’s long-term economic plan.”last_img read more

Freesat is seeking manufacturing partners to devel

first_imgFreesat is seeking manufacturing partners to develop a “new range of innovative set-top boxes” that will include Ultra HD support and multiscreen streaming.The free-to-air UK satellite operator said it is seeking proposals for its next generation consumer product and aims to announce manufacturing partners in the autumn, with a view to bringing the set-top box to market “as soon as possible”.The platform provider said that the new devices should be ultra high definition-ready for encrypted broadcast and IP; should offer “fast channel change”; and support HBBTV 2.0.1 applications.Other key features should include: in-home multiscreen streaming to allow users to watch TV across multiple set-top-boxes in the home; and additional tuners to help customers plan their recordings and avoid programme clashes.“We’re thrilled to announce plans for Freesat’s next generation product,” said Freesat managing director, Alistair Thom.“The requirements for our set-top box have been developed with the customer in mind and our aim is to continue to bring UK audiences the best subscription free TV service, and a fantastic alternative to pay TV.”The product requirements will be based on an open technical specification set by the Free TV Alliance, which is a collaboration between four major European digital satellite television broadcasters: Fransat (France), HD Plus (Germany), Tivusat (Italy) and Freesat (UK).Freesat said its request for proposals signals the Free TV Alliance’s ongoing commitment to create “common standards for free-to-view satellite TV services and technologies across Europe for the benefit of viewers, manufacturers and broadcasters.”last_img read more