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October 12 2002 The Italian Projects Roma Tre stu

first_imgOctober 12, 2002 The ItalianProjects Roma Tre students have arrived. [bottom] Valerio Pellegrini,Carlo Ciampoli, Alessandro Celleti and Alfonso Rubeis. [top] AnitaMaruccia. The five architecture students will complete a semesterprogram at Arcosanti earning credits with their University inconstruction, model making, woodshop, and a course with Arizona StateUniversity. [Photo & text: SA] This ItalianProject program links Arizona State University with Universita Roma Treas these students will attend one ASU Architecture course this fall.ASU professor Jeff cook has developed this new program with Arcosanti’sItalian Project. The students on their way to school. [Photo: T & text:SA] Randall Schultz isinstructing the students in wood working. Carlo has completed abeautiful new counter top for EC I and Alessandro is cutting it toexact size. [Photo & text: SA] Anita and Valeriowith their wood working projects. For more information on the ItalianProject contact Linda Roby(PublicRelations) or AntonioFragiacomo. [Photo & text: SA]last_img read more

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Mai Fyfield Sky has urged Ofcom to separate BT and

first_imgMai FyfieldSky has urged Ofcom to separate BT and its infrastructure arm Openreach in its final submission to the UK broadcast regulator as part of its strategic review of the UK’s digital communications market. In a statement explaining its stance, Sky argued that as BT has sole control over Openreach its decisions about investment in national infrastructure “reflect the interests of BT rather than the whole industry and the businesses and consumers that use its service”.“Openreach’s ownership structure means that companies that compete with BT, like Sky and TalkTalk, cannot work with Openreach on innovations like fibre to the home,” said Sky’s chief strategy officer, Mai Fyfield, discussing Sky’s Ofcom submission.She also claimed that “the national network run by Openreach relies heavily on copper wires and delivers unacceptable levels of faults and service problems for consumers and businesses.”Fyfield said that it makes sense for BT to use the existing copper network for as long as possible. However, with “no prospect” of BT’s retail arm using an alternative high-speed fibre network to deliver services, there is “limited scope for new infrastructure entrants as they would only be able to compete for Sky and TalkTalk’s business.”“The separation of Openreach from the rest of BT will allow it to form part of a more competitive market solution as an independent company. For example, if BT’s retail arm could purchase network services from alternative suppliers, an independent Openreach would be motivated to respond with investment and innovation of its own,” said Fyfield.“As a standalone FTSE 100 company, Openreach would be highly attractive to long-term investors and able to raise fresh capital to invest on the back of future growth from the whole industry.”The comments come after the chief executives of Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone UK called for an “urgent need for increased competition” and urged Ofcom to ask the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to “undertake a full market investigation,” in an open letter published last month.The Financial Times reported this week that Vodafone would also call for the break-up of BT, ahead of the Ofcom consultation deadline of October 8. It quoted Vodafone’s head of regulatory affairs, Matthew Braovac, as saying: “we want to see a separate Openreach whose business is selling network connectivity and access for all.”last_img read more

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Amazon said it plans to increase its spend on vide

first_imgAmazon said it plans to increase its spend on video throughout 2018, after the company more than doubled its profits in Q1.Brian OlsavskySpeaking on Amazon’s first quarter earnings call, chief financial officer Brian Olsavsky said that “video content spend will increase year-over-year” and predicted that strength areas like Amazon Web Services, and advertising will continue to perform for the company.Asked whether Amazon would include advertising around its Prime Video offering, Olsavsky said: “There may be opportunities over time to have more advertising in our video, but we choose not to do that right now.”The comments follow reports from last year claiming that Amazon was developing a free-advertising-supported offering to complement its Prime Video subscription video-on-demand service.Amazon’s results came as the company renewed a deal with the NFL to stream Thursday Night Football games in 2018 and 2019 to Prime subscribers around the world. The deal will also reportedly see Amazon broadcast matches through its videogame-streaming platform Twitch.For the three months ended March 31, 2018, Amazon reported revenues of US$51.0 billion, up 43% year-on-year. Net income more than doubled to US$1.6 billion, compared to US$724 million in Q1 2017.The results sent Amazon’s share price to an all-time high in after-hours trading after it climbed by more than 7%.The news comes a week after Amazon chief Jeff Bezos revealed in his yearly shareholders letter that Prime now has 100 million members, which he partly attributes to continuing content expansion.In the statement, Bezos said that Prime Video continues to drive Prime Member adoption and retention, adding: “We’ve expanded our slate of programming across the globe, launching new seasons of Bosch and Sneaky Pete from the US, The Grand Tour from the UK, and You Are Wanted from Germany, while adding new Sentosha shows from Japan, along with Breathe and the award-winning Inside Edge from India.”In December research firm Ovum predicted that Amazon will overtake Netflix to generate more over-the-top video revenue in 2018 thanks to its “growing array of ways to pay for video”.The research firm said that Amazon’s combination of subscriptions, digital rentals, electronic sell-through and bundles of TV apps will see it generate US$5.8 billion in video-related revenue in 2018, compared to US$5.3 billion for Netflix’s subscription-only offering.last_img read more

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first_imgShareTweet Requiem Mass on Saturday for Kayden McLaughlin-McGuinness who was found dead at his home in the BogsideTHE funeral will take place in Derry tomorrow of a three year-old boy found dead at his home in the Bogside almost a fortnight ago. The PSNI launched an investigation after Kayden McLaughlin-McGuinness was found dead at his home in Colmcille Court on Sunday, September 17.Kayden’s remains were released to his family on Thursday night following a post mortem examination . .bogsideCOLMCILLE COURTFUNERAL TOMORROW OF TODDLER FOUND DEAD AT DERRY HOMEKAYDEN MCLAUGHLIN-MCGUINNESSPSNIcenter_img A 23-year-old man arrested last Saturday in connection with the toddler’s death was later released on police bail pending further inquiries.Requiem Mass for Kayden will be held at St Columba’s Church in Long Tower at 10 am tomorrow, Saturday, September 30.He will laid to rest afterwards in Derry City Cemetery.FUNERAL TOMORROW OF TODDLER FOUND DEAD AT DERRY HOME was last modified: September 29th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags:last_img read more