May 6, 2015This continues our report form 5/4 about the fifth annual BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL this past Saturday.This was a very well organized and executed event. Lots of vendors, good food, very good music, the weather was wonderful and a good time was has by all.On the stage is JAM PAK BLUES’N GRASS NEIGHBORHOOD BAND, a terrific group of youngsters. They have been part of this festival here at Arcosanti since its beginning and delight the audience every year.[photos by Colleen Connery]NEAMIAHCISCO AND THE RACECARSGREENWOOD SIDEEThe event was organized by the AZ Highway 69 Chamber of Commerce.A special Thank You goes to Chamber President Ben Satran, who cast the original vision for this event and has supported this festival since its inception.
Altice now has 95.9% of SFR’s shares and is to file a buyout offer with the French markets regulator next month to acquire the remainder of the French service provider’s stock.Altice upped its stake in SFR after a series of exchanges of its stock for shares in the operator.Altice intends to file a buyout offer with markets regulator the AMF followed by a squeeze-out of remaining shares for €34.50 a share.Altice crossed the 90% threshold of ownership of SFR in May. The investment group has progressively upped its stake in its French subsidiary in private off-market transactions since the AMF rejected a plan to acquire the remainder of the shares it did not already own – at the time 22.5% – in the operator last October.Altice’s offer had been criticised by minority shareholders, some of whom argued that Altice’s motivation was to gain control of SFR’s dividend, and the regulator ruled that it had not provided sufficient information to them to receive a green light.At the time Altice CEO Michel Combes described the AMF’s ruling as “incomprehensible” and said that the watchdog had deprived shareholders of the right to make an independent choice.Altice has since said it plans to re-badge all its assets under a single, unified Altice brand.
Sony has now launched its XF90 line of 4K high dynamic range (HDR) TVs, which it introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, across Europe.The 55-, 65-, and 75-inch XF90 TVs are now in stock at major Sony-authorised retailers in Europe, with these models priced between €1,999 and €4,699.The XF90 series models are powered by Android TV, have voice control functionality and give access to services like Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.