Guy, and three A&M students, wheelbarrow the mix to the construction site. June 1, 2011A group of students of the Texas A&M University College of Architecture visit Arcosanti for an afternoon of assisting the construction crew in forming a new set of steps for the Energy Apron project. Here, the students learn about the plan for the construction of the Energy Apron’s first full-size greenhouse. Guy Flagg [right of center], Arcosanti resident and crew leader in construction, explains the work to be done. [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] [photo & text: Logan Bier] Two A&M students become thoroughly engaged in shoveling silt for the concrete mix.
14May Rep. Markkanen announces Outstanding Educator Award recipients Categories: Markkanen News State Rep. Greg Markkanen announced today the 2018-2019 Outstanding Educator Award recipients.The award winners are Luke Theisen of Horizons Alternative High School, Laura Augustine of L’Anse Area Schools, and Heather French of Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools.Luke Theisen has been vital in the creation of Horizon’s “Student First Initiative,” a program that aims to strengthen the student body by decreasing stressful factors, promoting attendance and reducing discipline referrals. Theisen has taught English for the past 10 years.Heather French has gone above and beyond the call of a typical teacher. French has been known to help with assisting students with tough life events, helping out with scholarship applications, and even helping prepare students for prom. She teaches English in grades 7-9.Laura Augustine has been involved in the L’Anse community in multiple ways. Augustine has organized the annual Variety of Music Show, led students on numerous trips oversees, and organized the L’Anse Literacy Club. She has also been the choir director at L’Anse United Methodist Church for over 25 years. Augustine has received awards including Outstanding Education Employee from the Copper Country Association of School Boards and the Distinguished Educator Award. She has taught English and study skills for over 20 years.
UK broadcaster Channel 4 has chosen Yospace to provide technology for targeted video advertising across its online content.Channel 4 previously announced that it was moving away from traditional linear ad feeds across its digital properties to dynamically served, targeted ads. The broadcaster will replace its pre-scheduled blocks of inventory with targeted live video advertising, which will be available to buy programmatically by the end of the year.Yospace is provideing in-stream ad replacement with transitions to and from the advertising. Insertions are performed server-side and veiwers are presented with ads that are customised according to their unique user profile, according to Yospace.The recent agreement with Yospace is part of the second phase of the All 4 launch – the broadcaster’s new online destination. All 4 initially introduced ad insertion for VOD, and will now use the Yospace solution to launch personalised ad insertion into the live stream.Yospace says that the latest data show that deployments of its technology has brought view-through rates for dynamic advertisement replacement up to 98.7% for broadcasters.“For Channel 4’s registered viewers, the All 4 experience is becoming even more personalised. We have leading audience insight capabilities and a database of more than 12 million viewers who can access a bespoke set of content and related experiences. This ethos is increasingly carried throughout our advertising, and the Yospace solution will enable us to deliver personalised ads to both individuals and specific groups seamlessly into the live stream,” said Jonathan Lewis, Head of Digital Innovation and Partnerships.“Our programmatic launch has also opened up a host of opportunities around what we do with our live feed generally – and we’re currently exploring what place dynamic ad serving could have on the big screen.”Yospace CEO, Tim Sewell said: “Our technology is already driving substantial advertising views for a growing number of broadcasters, and is ideally suited to Channel 4’s requirements. We are delighted to be working with such an esteemed broadcaster who already leads the field in providing the most personalised viewer experience. Our solution will enable it to leverage its extensive user database to really maximise revenues through personalised and seamless live ad insertion. A solution like this will only work if it’s reliable and stable enough to cope with major TV audiences, as potentially millions of viewers will tune in at the same time. Another fundamental requirement is flexibility. Timings of the ad breaks in live programming are often fluid, so ad replacements have to be applied on-the-fly, in real-time, and with scale.”