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first_img And the second panel box, before and after. [Photo & text: sa] February 25, 2005 Continuation from 2/23 – Arcosanti site electrician Michael Bittman, aka Dr. Sparks, at the completed, well labeled wall panel. [Photo & text: sa] There are some exceptions to the electric lines connected to the public grid. A small solar plant in Unit 8, see installation of the supporting solar panel reported on 6/16/03, supplies power to Units 8, 9 and 10, as well as to the lighting of hallways and walkways all through the East Crescent. More of this on 3/2. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

Rep Lauwers helps purchase prize lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

first_img25Jul Rep. Lauwers helps purchase prize lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee Trent George of Niles stands with his prize lamb at the Michigan Livestock Auction in East Lansing. From left, are Andy Kok, Tyler Ernst, Jason Scramlin and Amelia Miller, of the Michigan Farm Bureau; and Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township.State Rep. Dan Lauwers helped purchase a showcase lamb on behalf of the state House Agriculture Committee at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing.Lauwers, a farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated as a Showcase Market Lamb.  Along with the House Agriculture Committee, several businesses and the Michigan Farm Bureau helped purchase the lamb.Lauwers represented the committee at the annual auction.“I’ve always been impressed by the support of Michigan food and agriculture companies at these important auctions,” said Lauwers, R-Brockway Township.  “I want to thank everyone for investing in today’s youth, whether with their dollars or volunteer efforts.  These events do a world of good for young people today.”A portion of the money generated from the animal sales are given to the young people who exhibited them as well as to a scholarship fund for participants.  Since 2000, the Michigan Youth Livestock Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $300,000 in scholarships and educational awards to outstanding youth who have exhibited at livestock events in Michigan. Categories: Lauwers News,Lauwers Photoslast_img read more

South African media conglomerate Naspers the owne

first_imgSouth African media conglomerate Naspers, the owner of MultiChoice, added 340,000 pay TV customers in the six months ending September 30, taking its subscriber base to 8.4 million homes.Announcing its annual results, Naspers, which provides pay TV services through MultiChoice under the DStv and GOtv brands, said that the “solid subscriber growth” drove pay TV revenues up by 18% year-on-year to R20.2 billion (€1.48 billion).“MultiChoice now operates DTT in 11 countries and has around 873 000 subscribers. We continue to scale our transmission platform and place decoders in markets where we expect analogue switch-offs in the foreseeable future. These switch-offs, once implemented, should provide momentum for further subscriber growth,” said Naspers.The firms said that its pay TV customers now rent some 600,000 movies per month through its BoxOffice service and that it will soon expand the service into sub-Saharan Africa.It added that its personal video recorder (PVR) base has also expanded to nearly 1,2m subscribers, claiming that it will “continue to invest in our online products and offerings.”Naspers has established regional production hubs in Nigeria and Kenya, and in South Africa the firm has invested more than R1bn invested in local content in the past year.Overall the firm said that core headline earnings grew 24% to R6.1bn, despite expensing R4.4bn for the “continued development of the group’s ecommerce and pay-television platforms.”“The second half of the year is traditionally the most active part of the year for most of our businesses. We expect some pick-up in spend as we capitalise on the holiday season, which could result in lower core headline earnings for that period,” said CFO, Basil Sgourdos.“Our goal remains to develop online classifieds, etail and DTT to deliver future growth and create value over time.”last_img read more