October 8, 2001The construction crew, September workshoppers and volunteers poured the stairsleading to the second floor of Phase V of the East Crescent Construction.[Photo by: Tomiaki Tamura] Since it was a small quantity pour, the group used the small mixer and carted it up to the formwork by hand.Pictured: Yeonsook bringing buckets of concrete up the stairs.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton] Construction Crew Leader Ray Shong, smooths the concrete into the formwork Habitat Manager David Tollas, and the Construction crew, hosted a barbeque in Phase Five to celebrate the completion of thefirst floor which is the culmination of over a year of hard work by Arcosanti staff, volunteers and workshoppers.Pictured: Aldo fires up the BBQ while people check out the new stairs (back).
Al Jazeera-owned French sports broadcaster BeIN Sport has acquired the rights to the World handball championships for both men’s and women’s events for the 2015 and 2017 competitions.International Handball Federation president Hassan Moustafa and beIN Media Group CEO Nasser Al-Hhelaifi signed a deal at the IHF’s HQ in Bâle, Switzerland.beIN Sport will be responsible for TV production and international distribution of the competition.The men’s 2015 championship is set to take place in Qatar, while the women’s competition will take place in Denmark.The men’s 2017 competition will be held in France, while the women’s event will be held in Germany.The championship has until now been broadcast in France by Canal+.BeIN Sport already holds the rights to men’s and women’s Champions League handball for the 2012-13 season.Canal+ retains the rights to the French championship.
Middle East pay TV provider OSN has struck a six-year exclusive deal with movie distributor Gulf Film that includes an all-transaction window giving it the right to make Gulf Film content available across all platforms on an exclusive basis.In what it claims as a regional first, OSN will secure rights to close 1,000 titles in Arabic and English exclusively for a period of six years across platforms including OSN Play, its free-to-subscribers multiscreen on-demand service, and Go, its OTT TV service for non-subscribers.All films will be available in HD shortly after their theatrical release. Titles covered by the deal include Dirty Grandpa starring Robert De Niro and Zac Efron, Colossal starring Anne Hathaway, The Headhunter’s Calling starring Gerard Butler, and Russell Crowe’s Fathers and Daughters.OSN will also provide movie fans the added opportunity to watch some 56 trailers of the newest movies playing at Novo Cinemas, owned by Gulf Film, daily on its various channels. Gulf Film will cross-promote OSN content at all Novo Cinema screens across the Middle East.David Butorac, CEO of OSN, said: “The exclusive multi-year output deal with Gulf Film is industry-defining for the MENA region. It marks the first time that an exclusive content sharing agreement has been signed with the region’s leading distributor of films. While OSN has built an incredible library of content through our ‘only-on-OSN’ partnerships with leading Hollywood studios, our association with Gulf Film significantly enhances our brand-new film content to define OSN as the home of blockbuster and the latest movies.”Selim El Azar, CEO, Gulf Film, said: “As the pioneering film distribution house in the region, Gulf Film brings new theatrical releases every week. Through our partnership with OSN, we can further strengthen the visibility of our new releases via movie trailers and other behind-the-scenes looks. OSN subscribers will also have the opportunity to watch their favourite movies first on television on their network, and in truly spectacular HD quality. OSN will be the only platform to offer these movies to viewers in the region.”