June 16, 2008 This week-end was filled with wonderful music during the JUNETEENTH 2008 Jazz Splash Festival. Images of the performances will be posted on 6/18/08. Today’s report gives a few glimpses of some of the preparation for the event. We reported on 1/18 through 1/25/08 about the removal of the old tent that covered the Colly Soleri Amphitheater. Planning department and Graphics are working on a new design for coverage of the stage and seating area. [photo] David Tollas and Jeff Buderer are on top of scaffolding, errected on the stage of the theater, to secure the mid-point of a parachute. [Photo & text: sa] An interim solution for shelter from the intense sun during this 3-day event, was worked out by Director Tomiaki Tamura. Maintenance crew custom cut and trimmed pieces from good parts of the old tent and installed them over the stage area. Construction crew, and many volunteers from other departments, installed a very large parachute to cover the seating area. [Photo & text: sa] The parachute was folded in half, each cord lined up and linked with its opposite and strong rope tied to the individual cords. With the crew distributed along the third floor of the west side of the East Crescent and along the roof of the east side, the ropes were slowly tied in tandem to have clean and even distribution over the stepped seating area. A smaller parachute was installed over the keystone area to give shade to some of the vendors [photos on 6/18]. [Photo & text: sa]
Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska had 1.68 million revenue-generating units at the end of June, up 16% year-on-year, with strong growth in digital TV subscribers, up 44% to 243,000. Broadband subscribers were up 20% to 454,000. Voice subscribers numbered 277,000, up 2%.Multimedia Polska’s first-half revenues were up 10% to PLN332.5 million (€79.3 million). Digital TV revenues were up 75% to PLN46.6 million, while broadband revenues were up 14% to PLN97.8 million and voice revenues were down slightly at PLN31.3 million.First half EBITDA was PLN169.9 million, up 8%.