March 12, 2003Golf at Arcosanti? The amazing ‘Dinky Links’ tournament is the brainchild of alumnus Richard Johnson and originated in Jerome, Arizona. Eli Michael lines up his shot. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] Dr. Sparks, aka Michael Bittman organized this tournament in the desert surrounding Arcosanti. This environmentally friendly golf course requires zero maintenance and zero water. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] [left] Matteo Di Michele. [right] Sparks makes the point that anyone can hit a ball on a lawn. This much more difficult course consists of 12 holes, four of them in the Minds Garden, two on the sloping way to camp, three in camp and three on the far side of the Agua Fria river. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] Jennifer Thornton. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] This photo shows some of the difficult terrain. Gabriel Hendrix. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] The trophies were in the best of Arcosanti recreational tradition. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa] The so-called 19th. hole [in this case the 13th. hole], is ‘The Beach’ at the pool cube where Sparks announces the winners. Among the awards were trophies for first, second and third place, as well as for mediocracy, winner of the 5th and 9th hole and for the most shots. [Photo: Jeff Kunzelman & Text: sa]
A change in the way that people consume video content is driving the need for “more holistic” ad planning and buying, according to UK research by video ad technology platform Videology.The survey of UK media companies, agencies and advertisers – done in partnership with research firm Forrester – found that 67% of agency respondents believe they will merge their TV and online buying teams over the next three years.Some 60% of advertisers said they believe advertising effectiveness and targeting will improve over the same period.Meanwhile, 66% of respondents said there will be a sharp rise in video consumption via various sources – such as original online professional programming and full-length TV programming from network’s sites.TV viewing at time of broadcast will decrease or stay the same according to 53%, while over 70% of advertisers and agencies believe second screen interactions will open up additional opportunities for ad engagement.“Anyone who holds a stake in the fire will acknowledge the advertising landscape is evolving as a result of changing consumer habits across all channels. As this research shows, all stakeholders have something to gain from this seismic shift,” said Rhys McLachlan, TV practice head, Videology.
Synamedia has launched a new solution designed to help streaming service providers combat account sharing between friends and families.Synamedia Credentials Sharing Insight uses artificial intelligence, behavioural analytics and machine learning to identify, monitor and analyse credentials sharing activity across streaming accounts.Jean-Marc RacineOperators can then choose to apply specific policies to accounts where sharing exceeds a predefined threshold, for example by prompting a user to upgrade to a premium shared account service.The solution highlights unusual activity in real time and can also be used to detect and shut down large-scale, for-profit credentials sharing accounts run by fraudsters.“Casual credentials sharing is becoming too expensive to ignore. Our new solution gives operators the ability to take action,” said Jean Marc Racine, chief product officer and general manager EMEA of Synamedia.“Many casual users will be happy to pay an additional fee for a premium, shared service with a greater number of concurrent users. It’s a great way to keep honest people honest while benefiting from an incremental revenue stream.”Synamedia will demo its Credentials Sharing Insight and other solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.
The count centre is at the Foyle ArenaCOUNTING has started in Derry for the local authority elections.Over the next three days, all eyes will be on the count centre at the Foyle Arena which will remain closed until the last councillor is elected to Derry City and Strabane District Council. ballyarnettCounting begins in Derry and Strabane Council electionsfaughanfoylesideThe MoorWaterside ShareTweet There are five District Electoral Areas (DEAs) within Derry city which are Ballyarnett, Faughan, Foyleside, The Moor and Waterside.Twenty-eight of the 40 seats on Derry City and Strabane District Council will be taken from these areas with the remaining 12 being decided in Derg and Sperrin.Sinn Fein Counting begins in Derry and Strabane Council elections was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: