July 9, 2007 Sunday evening, July 8. 2007, the Colly Soleri Amphitheater welcomed Ruth, Lucy and Rowena performed part of the program on their own. The girls all sing and play a lot of instruments between them – fiddles, ukulele, bass, harmonica and various percussion instruments. [Photo & text: sa] This very talented family band delighted their audience with a wide repertoire which included fiddle tunes from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Scandinavia, some Basque, French Canadian, Cajun, Blues, pre-Blues African-American folk songs, Scottish and Appalachian traditional songs, works of contemporary songwriters, and original songs reflecting their region of Australia. The family comes from Margaret River in Western Australia’s deep southwest, where the forest and ocean make a great atmosphere for music and instrument-making. All of their playing, rehearsing and recording happens at the kitchen table in their big green house beside the forest. The performance was preceeded by a delicious out-door barbeque dinner in the Vaults prepared by Arcosanti chef Carri Krueger. The menu: Beef Shishkabob / Barbeque Chicken, vegitarian Portabello Mushroom Shishkabob, Wild-Rice Salad, Pepper Salad, Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese and mixed Melon Salad. [Photo & text: sa]
October 18, 2013The Arcosanti 5K ZOMBIE Run took place on October 5. 2013 on a very cold morning. 16 people ran and walked the 5 kilometer circle from the Visitors parking lot down the low road below the Arcosanti site, around the bend right before camp into the Agua Fria river valley road to the ranch, then the ranch road back to the Arcosanti road and to the Visitors parking lot.Michael Herrick just arrived to attend the October 6. workshop and took first place in the run.[Photos and text: Sue Kirsch]Arcosanti residents Isaac Meuske and Ering O’Laughlin ran with Zombie make-up.Here are Arcosanti residents Sasha and Nadia arriving at the finish line …… and accepting Sasha’s medal. Arcosanti resident Colleen Reckow.Here are the participants with their medals. Results can be seen on the AllDistanceRunning web-site.
The House today passed legislation to further protect individuals suffering from dangerous and life-threatening food allergies.Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons’ House Bill 4438 will allow businesses, recreation centers/camps, youth sports leagues, amusement parks and sports arenas to stock auto injector devices to protect patrons who come in contact with allergens that trigger anaphylactic shock. Last term, Rep. Lyons sponsored Public Acts 186 and 187 to require EpiPens be stocked in school buildings across the state.“When it comes to serious allergic reactions, minutes matter and simple treatments can save lives,” said Rep. Lyons, R-Alto. “Last year, I was proud to work with parents, school nurses and physicians from across the state to place epinephrine in Michigan schools and we’ve already received feedback that an EpiPen played a critical role in saving the life of a student who suffered a reaction while at school.“Expanding the option for any business, organization or venue where there’s a risk of anaphylaxis to stock this simple, lifesaving treatment takes the next step towards saving lives and keeping people, especially children, safe.”The auto injectors are simple devices used to immediately get epinephrine into the allergy victim’s system, slowing down the allergic reaction to give emergency personnel time to treat and save lives.Food allergies have become a serious issue for children and families across the nation. More than 15 million Americans—including 6 million children—suffer from food allergies.A person experiencing anaphylaxis needs to receive an epinephrine injection immediately, as rapid decline and death can occur within 15 to 60 minutes, according to the National Institutes of Health.HB 4438 now goes to the Senate for further consideration. 16Sep House passes bill allowing governmental entities, businesses, organizations to stock EpiPens Categories: News
Prince Bandar Al Saud, David McCourt, Omar Talib and Omar Miller at the launch of ALTVIrish American media and telecoms entrepreneur David McCourt has launched a user-generated video service aimed at providing a platform for local short-form content in emerging markets.Dublin-based ALTV has launched in the Middle East and North Africa and plans to offer services in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa soon.The company says it plans to fill a gap in these markets by specialising in local, high-quality content targeted at younger viewers. The ALTV user-generated content offering includes short-form videos covering lifestyle, comedy music, travel and sport-related content, among other genres.The venture is backed by McCourt’s investment vehicle Granahan McCourt Capital.At a launch event in Dublin attended by actor Omar Miller, Irish minister for employment and small business Pat Breen and McCourt said that his ambition was to be the “number one for vibrant, must-see local content in every underserved area of the world”.He said ALTV would work with creative presenters and producers in each region in which it operates and would target “younger, tech-savvy audiences” with “more relevant, captivating content that reflects how they live”.A TV producer, McCourt produced the American children’s television series Reading Rainbow and Miracle’s Boys, as well as prime time documentaries with Angelina Jolie in Tanzania and Michael Douglas in Sierra Leone.He also served as a board member of the company that eventually become WorldCom. More recently, he has served as chairman and CEO of Satellite Holdings, operator of satellite ground terminal provider Skyware Global.“ALTV is solving the growing global challenge being faced in areas of the world that are currently underserved – connecting creative content developers to engaged audiences. It provides a platform to help train and empower talented individuals and gives them the ability to distribute their content to a huge audience,” said McCourt.“We are seeing a revolution in online entertainment. However, large areas around the globe remain underserved. As connectivity in these areas increases and spread of consumer technology continues, these countries and cities are seeking online content that is increasingly more relevant to them.”
Nearly 35% of US broadband homes watch user-generated video on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion at least 10 days per month, according to Parks Associates.The firm’s new OTT research claims that 75% of US broadband homes access user-generated web content at least once per month, with men more frequently watching user-generated video than women.Some 13% of US broadband consumers said they have watched live-streamed video on a mobile app – indicating that this kind of streaming is still in its relative infancy.However, the research revealed that 22% said they are “very likely” to use an ad blocker to circumvent video advertising when watching web content.“Today’s home entertainment is all about personalisation,” said senior director of research, Parks Associates, Brett Sappington.“Consumers now expect video, music, and gaming experiences to adapt to their needs, including anywhere, anytime, and any device access. Successful services are extending personalisation into all aspects of the service experience and features.”