A rotating crop of fresh greens grows in one of the greenhouses. After harvesting, the agriculture crew sells greens and other items from the garden at the farmer’s market at the Arcosanti Cafe. Fresh lettuce from the greenhouse are also available at the Cafe salad bar. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] March 2, 2005Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]Agriculture department crew works in their new orchard next to the lake. February workshopper Ursula LeMaistre and Garden Manager Scott Dolan plant new apple trees. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] A new crop of garlic grows in the garden. It will be ready to harvest in the middle of May. [Photo & text: Yuki Y] The apple orchard with the Arcosanti buildings in the background. [Photo & text: Yuki Y]
German cable operator Kabel Deutschland (KDG) has issued a €300 million bond.The company will use the net proceeds of the five-year bond, set to mature in 2017, to partially replace the €600 million in bridge financing it has raised for the planned acquisition of Tele Columbus.
A “significant rise” in replacement demand for flat panel TVs will help boost the overall flat panel display market next year, according to IHS Markit.LG’s UHD, OLED W-Series Wallpaper TV at CES 2017The research firm said that global demand for flat panel displays by area is forecast to grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2018 to 210 million square meters – the biggest annual growth since 2014.The anticipated gains were attributed in part to increasing adoption of bezel-less organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays in smartphones and a pick-up in TV sales.“A consumer’s TV replacement cycle is usually about 10 years. A hike in replacement demand for the next few years is expected,” said Ricky Park, director at IHS Markit.The report said that a rise in TV replacement demand follows the transition from analogue to digital broadcasting in the late 2000s, which spurred TV sales growth of between 10-21% in 2009 and 2010.IHS also anticipated higher demand for new and larger TVs ahead of next year’s PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games in February and the FIFA World Cup, which will be held in Russia in June.“Panel sales in even years when major world sports events were held had grown at a faster rate than in odd years,” said Park.IHS Markit said that a drop in flat panel prices is also expected to bolster demand for larger display products and projects grow in the supply of ‘super large’ TV panels, including 65- and 75-inch products.