- Center Of The American West To Stage 'Urban-Rural Divorce'
Published: April 22, 1998 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail It wasnt a marriage made in heaven. And now, after years of bickering, the partnership between the urban and rural West is on the rocks. In a program that is both fun and serious, the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado at Boulder will explore the complex relationship between urban and rural interests and cast it in very human terms. “The Urban-Rural Divorce in the American West,” will begin at 1 p.m. May 9 at the Boulder Public Library Auditorium, 1000 Canyon Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. Drawing on several public figures including former Boulder Mayor Leslie Durgin and state Sen. Dorothy Rupert, the hearing will select a jury from the audience to decide whether the divorce should be granted. The production stars Jamie Sudler, assistant disciplinary counsel for the Colorado Supreme Court, as Sandy Greenhills West, who files for divorce citing “irreconcilable differences,” and CU-Boulder history Professor Patricia Limerick as Urbana Asphalt West, his “misunderstood” wife. In a 1-1/2 hour mock court hearing, the characters and a cast of witnesses debate the many difficult issues faced by the urban and rural west. For example, Sandy charges Urbana with turning the children against him, despoiling his home with waste dumps and brown clouds, corrupting the family with violence and sensationalism, and various other sins. Urbana, on the other hand, believes Sandy is “badly in need of counseling.” She admits to having been busy but says she cannot be the cause of all the things that have gone wrong with Sandys life. He must, she says, face up to the fact that the world has been changing, economically and politically, and traditional rural enterprises have been changing most of all. Guest stars in the program include: o Ryan Bernard, a graduate of the Center of the American West certificate program, as the Wests dysfunctional child, Subby Urban West. o Dorothy Rupert, Colorado state senator, as Subbys counselor. o Bill Riebsame, editor of the “Atlas of the New West,” as a witness for Sandy. o Mel Coleman, founder and president of Coleman Natural Beef, as a witness for Sandy. o Leslie Durgin, former mayor of Boulder, as a witness for Urbana. o Chips Barry, manager of Denver Water, as a witness for Urbana. o Senior U.S. District Judge John Kane, Jr., as the judge. The show will be the 13th performance of the Urban-Rural Divorce, which has been taken on the road to Western cities and towns including Rock Springs, Wyo.; Boise, Idaho; and Gunnison, Colo. The upcoming program is sponsored by the Center of the American West, EVEREN Securities and the Boulder Public Library Foundation. A reception will follow the performance. For more information, call the Center of the American West at (303) 492-4879.
- GSMA estimates mmWave worth at $565B
Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Asia Mobile Mix: Buzzing for Barcelona Tags Nokia scores Philippines 5G deal with Dito Kavit Majithia AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 12 DEC 2018 Related Previous ArticleElisa gets €100M boost for 5G deploymentsNext ArticleTelia completes Eurasia exit with KCell sale Author The mobile industry could add $565 billion to global GDP between 2020 and 2034 if governments provide necessary support to unlock mmWave spectrum for 5G services, the GSMA said.In a new report, the Association said the industry has the potential to deliver 5G services across different industry sectors, improving access to healthcare; education; and mobility, resulting in the addition of $565 billion to GDP and $152 billion in tax revenue over the 15-year forecast period.However, these results will rely heavily on government support to identify and harmonise sufficient mmWave spectrum for the industry, particularly at the next ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) scheduled to be held in 2019.The report noted that new mmWave bands for mobile are set to be discussed at WRC-19, and the GSMA recommends supporting the 26GHz, 40GHz and 66GHz to 71GHz bands. It noted 28GHz was also emerging as an important mmWave band outside the WRC-19 process.“Global harmonisation of these bands at WRC-19 will create the greatest economies of scale and make broadband more affordable across the world,” it stated in the report.The GSMA added that mmWave will carry the highest capacity 5G services, with “ideal characteristics” to support very high data transfer rates and ultra-reliable low latency capabilities, delivering new use cases and the benefits of 5G to businesses and consumers.These innovations include enhanced remote healthcare and education, industrial automation, and virtual and augmented reality.Regional leadersBreaking down the $565 billion figure, the GSMA said a 5G lead was being established in the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions, which are expected to generate the greatest share of GDP attributed to mmWave 5G, at $212 billion and $190 billion respectively.Europe is also forecast to benefit greatly, with the highest percentage of GDP growth attributed to mmWave of any region, at 2.9 per cent.Other regions, which are not projected to be 5G leaders, will also enjoy the fruits of mmWave.The GSMA said Sub-Saharan Africa, central Asia, Latin America and Caribbean could see growth in GDP contributions from mmWave 5G applications of more than 65 per cent per year from 2026 until 2034.Brett Tarnutzer, head of spectrum at the GSMA, said it was critical for governments to recognise the importance of the mmWave aspects of 5G at the upcoming WRC-19.“Making the right decisions now on spectrum will be vital to stimulating the rapid growth of economies, especially in developing markets, in the coming decades,” he said. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Telkomsel turns on 5G in major cities Home GSMA estimates mmWave worth at $565B 5GGSMAmmWave