June 16 2008 This weekend was filled with won

first_imgJune 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]last_img read more

Liberty Globalowned Swiss cable operator UPC Cabl

first_imgLiberty Global-owned Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom has acquired the local fibre network in the St Gallen municipality of Uznach.The network, which was previously owned by the Uznachcable cooperative will pass to UPC Cablecom’s control as of January 1.UPC Cablecom already cooperates with Uznachcable. The deal means that Uznach residents will be able to access a full range of Cablecom services. The local network already offers over 65 digital television channels, including 40 in HD, more than 170 digital radio stations, and a 2 Mbps internet connection including a free modem.The deal adds 2,400 subscribers to UPC Cablecom’s base.“We would like to thank the uznachcable cooperative for the successful and mutually rewarding cooperation over the years. We are delighted that, as of 1 January 2015, the some 2,400 subscribers in Uznach will be able to benefit from all of our innovative products and services and have secured themselves access to the future of telecommunications and entertainment,” said Ivan Nash Vila, CFO at UPC Cablecom.last_img read more