April 20, 2001Timothy Balker, a pilot from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescotthad to make an emergency landing on the north side of the Arcosanti dirt road.He was flying a Cessna 178 heading for Phoenix, when a leak in an oil line obscuredvisibility and forced him to land on our property. [Photos by Jeff Manta] View all the images after the landing:
France’s financial markets regulator, the AMF, has granted Altice an exemption from an obligation to launch a public offering for Numericable associated with its acquisition of a controlling stake in the cable operator.The move opens the way for Altice to acquire the stakes in Numericable held by private equity groups Carlyle and Cinven.The pair respectively hold 34.59% of Numericable. Following the sale to Altice, the latter will hold a 74.59% stake in the cable operator.Altice’s exemption from the requirement to launch a public offering was based on the AMF’s view that it already held a dominant stake in Numericable through its existing agreements with Cinven and Carlyle.
Nick CohenFormer BBC multiplatform commissioner Nick Cohen has returned to the TV industry after three years at advertising firm Mediacom by joining Little Dot Studios.Cohen will be VP, content, strategy and brand partnerships at All3Media-backed Litte Dot, which Andy Talor and Selma Turajlic founded 18 months ago.He joins in February from WPP-owned Mediacom, where he is managing partner and head of content.Little Dot now creates content and manages YouTube channels for the likes of ITV, Channel 4, Pepsi Max, Cadburys, Benefit Cosmetics and Unilever; and also operates original YouTube channel Daily Mix.Cohen, meanwhile, is best known as multiplatform factual commissioner at UK pubcaster the BBC, and as director of broadband and interactive television development, EMEA, at Turner Broadcasting System.“Digital video is the single most exciting area of the media industry right now, and it’s start-ups like Little Dot who are shaping this new world and creating the content formats of tomorrow, so I’m incredibly excited to be joining Selma, Andy and the team,” said Cohen.“This is a vital period of growth for our business and Nick brings a wealth of experience, both from leading content for the UK’s largest agency, and from his many years as an award-winning producer and commissioner,” said Taylor. “Selma and I are delighted to have him join the team.”