10 Aug

November 8 2002 The olive trees at Arcosanti are

first_imgNovember 8, 2002 The olive trees atArcosanti are all descendents of a rescue mission in the early 1960’s.Camelback Road in Phoenix was widened and the olive trees lining thestreet were to be removed. Soleri and the Cosanti staff rescued a fewof the trees and planted them at Cosanti. From those trees, Solerisuccessfully propagated hundreds of new ones to fill the landscapingneeds for Cosanti and Arcosanti. The October workshop spent a morning with the landscapingdepartment harvesting this years crop of rich black olives in the MindsGarden. [Photo: nk & text: sa] Workshopper NancyHackenmiller is picking olives in front of the vaults. [Photo: nk &text: sa] Workshopper StevenTalcott is checking the crop. The next step will be to pierce the skinof each olive to help release the bitterness. The olives are soakedtwice in a salt brine for 2 – 3 month each. Then resident RandallSchultz takes over the rest of the process at his company ‘High DesertFarms’. High Desert Farms is located in Cordes Lakes and providesdelicious canned and dried goods to shops all over the country. Therethe olives are pulled out of the brine, rinsed thoroughly, sorted bysize and color and then canned with various herbs and spices. They aresold at the ArcosantiGallery and Visitors Center and used at special dinners at theArcosanti Cafe. [Photo: nk & text: sa]last_img read more

7 Aug

News channel Euronews has teamed up with Microsoft

first_imgNews channel Euronews has teamed up with Microsoft to provide a selection of programming to MSN users in 10 languages.Euronews content will be delivered via the recently-launched new MSN news portal in 29 countires. Euronews on MSN will be available on multiple deivces including desktop computers, smartphones and tablets.Euronews content will be available on MSN in Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Turkish, and the service will be delivered in 15 countries in the Middle East in English and Arabic as well as in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden – in English – Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.“We are very pleased to offer Euronews’ trusted and rich content to the new MSN, which fits perfectly our strategy to deliver the right content at any time and on any device,” said Arnaud Verlhac, director worldwide distribution, Euronews.“Built from the ground up for a mobile first, cloud first world, the new MSN focuses on providing people with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate both the digital world and everyday life,” said Amanda Morgan, head of global marketing for MSN at Microsoft. “Our partnership with Euronews furthers that commitment by providing our users with content from some of the world’s best and most authoritative media sources, data and services to enable users to do more. Integrating groundbreaking stories from Euronews will allow us to deliver on that goal.”last_img read more

7 Aug

Tony Hanway Virgin Media has appointed longstandin

first_imgTony HanwayVirgin Media has appointed longstanding Telefonica executive, Tony Hanway, as CEO of its Irish operations.Hanway is set to join the company on Monday and after a short transition period will take on the role and join the Virgin Media executive committee from November 2.Hanway takes over from Magnus Ternsjö, who is leaving Virgin Media to take the chief executive role at UPC Hungary – an internal switch between two Liberty Global-owned companies.Hanway joined Telefonica in 2005 and latterly worked as chief commercial officer of O2 in Germany. He previously held a number of different roles at the firm, including CEO of O2 in Ireland and consumer director of O2 in the Czech Republic.Prior to this, held senior roles at AOL Europe and was also chairman of the Irish Telecom and Internet Federation between 2013 and 2014.Virgin Media CEO Tom Mockridge said: “Ireland is an important growth market for Virgin Media. I am delighted we have secured an executive of Tony’s calibre to lead the team and deliver on our big plans to boost competition for consumers.”last_img read more