July 29, 2005FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. FLAM CHEN visits Arcosanti for a 3 week period of practice and work on a short art film. At a Flam Chen show, you may be invited to witness a “Toybox” come to life with 10-foot dolls, battling toy-soldiers and manic puppet-makers. “Rites ov Spring” merges images inspired by bug life in Microcosmos and the bacchanal of Fellini’s Satyricon, all mingled with the choreographic influence of Martha Graham.At dusk, the roof of the Ceramics Apse, becomes the Empresses Court. [Photo: Adam Cooper & text: sa] Flam Chen propels itself above the audience on flying trapeze, ziplines, rappels and bungee, creating dazzling characters that hover, zoom or drop out of the sky. The audience is wrapped in visions ranging from futuristic and cyborg, commedia del arte and vaudevillian, to fantasy and fairy tale-esque. The troupe has, over the years, become a production company that fabricates costumes, props, machines, rigging, lighting, and sound— all in house. Technical Director Paul Weir: We have been fortunate to have a strong connection with the community at Arcosanti to be able to utilize the phenomenal locations and of course use of the famous Arcosanti Crane.In the very early morning hours the sky cooperated magnificently for this shoot of mermaids suspended from the Arcosanti crane. [Photos: Adam Cooper & text: sa] The Vaults are a perfect area for practice. Paul Weir graciously teaches stilt walking to Arcosanti children and residents. This has been an amazing and exciting visit, especially for the children.FLAM CHEN has performed at large raves, such as ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL in Hollywood, CA and NOCTURNAL WONDERLAND in Indio, CA; at arts festivals such as NYC FRINGE in New York, PA FRINGE in Philadelphia, TSUNAMI ARTS FESTIVAL in Prescott, Az, International Arts Festival of MACAU, China, GLITTER AND GLOW festival in Glendale, AZ; at numerous clubs and site-specific installations across the nation and overseas. FLAM CHEN has earned awards such as Tucson Weekly’s Best Performing Artist Award for the past three years, and a NY FRINGE Excellence Award for “Rites Ov Spring.” The troupe also has been raved about in The New York Post, New York Times, Philadelphia Tribune, and Details, among other publications. [Photos & text: sa]
Ericsson has agreed to buy Microsoft’s IPTV platform business Mediaroom, in a move the firms described as mutually beneficial from a strategic point of view. With the deal, Ericsson said it would account for more than 25% of the IPTV and multi-screen solutions market, at a time when the global IPTV space is tipped to reach 76 million subscribers this year.Microsoft said the deal would allow it commit 100% of its consumer TV strategy to its Xbox games console, which already acts as a gateway to web-powered video services.Mediaroom powers entertainment services to TV, PC and mobile devices inside and outside the home. Microsoft claims the platform currently powers 22 million set-top boxes deployed in households across EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Operator partners that use Mediaroom include AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Telus and Swisscom.“Mediaroom is the leading platform for video distribution deployed with the world’s largest IPTV operators. This strategic acquisition positions Ericsson as an industry leader thanks to the skills and experiences of the talented people of Mediaroom combined with Ericsson’s end to end service capabilities,” said Per Borgklint, senior VP and head of business unit support solutions at Ericsson.Microsoft’s Mediaroom business is situated in Mountain View, California and employs more than 400 people worldwide. Ericsson plans to incorporate it into its Business Unit Support Solutions business.Yusuf Mehdi, corporate VP of marketing, strategy and business for the interactive entertainment business at Microsoft said: “With the sale of Mediaroom, Microsoft is dedicating all TV resources to Xbox in a continued mission to make it the premium entertainment service that delivers all the games and entertainment consumers want – whether on a console, phone, PC or tablet.”Mehdi added that Microsoft aims to partner with content creators, studios, labels, networks, content aggregators, operators and distributors in order to “deliver the next wave of innovation in games and consumer entertainment.”The deal is expected to close during the second half of 2013 subject to regulatory approval. Reports first emerged claiming that Ericsson was in discussions with Microsoft over the Mediaroom business last month.
Police also removed an hydraulic press which they believe is for use in cutting and re-pressing cocaine. The man is currently in custody, helping police with their enquiries.#Detective Sergeant Tim Hooke said: “Good police work means that a significant quantity of drugs have been removed from sale. “We understand that drug misuse is an issue of concern to the community and we are committed to keeping people safe by tackling drug supply.” MAN ARRESTED IN CO DERRY OVER £175,000 COCAINE SEIZURE was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by John2John2 Tags: DETECTIVES from the PSNI’s Reactive and Organised Crime Branch have arrested a 40 year old man on suspicion of a number of drugs’ offences.The PSNI say the arrest was made following the search of a property under warrant in Co Derry yesterday, Thursday, May 11. They seized 2.7 kilos of suspected cocaine and 1.6 kilos of a bulking agent at the address in the Laurel Park area of Coleraine, with an estimated street value of £175,000. ShareTweet 000 COCAINE SEIZUREcoleraineDS TIM HOOKELAUREL PARKMAN ARRESTED IN CO DERRY OVER £175PSNI