<<May 25, 2000>>

Roger Lee Boston <rboston@tenet.edu>

Alexandre Rivas <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior <ndj@osite.com.br>

Dear Roger:

(1)  Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I).

     This is fantastic!!

          BTW, when you get in Manaus, pls replace the Chinese video with
          Brazilian Carnival -- which is very dynamic!!  You can ask for it
          to Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior.

Dear Electronic Colleagues:

(2)  Pls visit following URLs daily to keep up with our International
     Workshop "Technology and Distance Education for Sustainable Development
     of the Amazonia" in Manaus, Amazona, Brazil from May 31st to June 2nd;

     (a)  Official web site:


     (b)  Live audio/video streaming:


               We expect AMAZONSAT will broadcast our event (particularly
               telemedicine demo and videoconferencing from 7:00 pm to 9:00
               pm of Eastern Daylight Time which is the same as Manaus
               time) through Internet, in addition to their BRAZILSAT
               analog satellite broadcasting.

               Should you wish to receive from the satellite, pls contact
               Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior for its coordinates.

     (c)  Roger Boston's photo gallery:


               Roger will also broadcast audio/video streaming in other
               sessions in May 31, June 1 and 2, than the above mentioned
               telemedicine demo and videoconferencing in the evening of May 31st.

(3)  Pls enjoy our Manaus event from anywhere you are.

Best, Tak
                          ATTACHMENT I

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 11:48:15 -0500
From: rboston <rboston@tenet.edu>
To: Alex Rivas <alex_mau@argo.com.br>
CC: Takeshi Utsumi <utsumi@columbia.edu>,
        Jose Brenes <jbrenes@cariari.ucr.ac.cr>, David Johnson <daj@utk.edu>,
        "Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior" <ndj@osite.com.br>,
        Tak Utsumi <utsumi@friends-partners.org>
Subject: Images from Brazil

I have prepared the following web location,

where distant parties interested in seeing what we are doing may "tune" to our
conference.  Right now, since we have no feed from Brazil, I am feeding live
video from China to help everyone verify that their "Real Player" is working properly.

Once I am there in Brazil, any pictures or videos we take can be posted during
the days, and any live video feeds will have been pre coded to the website.

This link by the way is accessible also from http://www.teched.org, click
"International Initiatives" and then click "Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil"
                      List of Distribution

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair/Instructor
Distance Education/Technology Center
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy Street
P.O.Box 7849
Houston, Texas 77006
Tel: +1-713-718 5224
Fax: +1-713-718 5301
boston_r@hccs.cc.tx.us (secondary)

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84

Mr. Nivelle Daou Junior
Radio TV do Amazonas Ltda (AMAZONSAT)
Rede Amazonica Radio e Televisao
Av. Andre Araujo
n 1555 - Aleixo
CEP 69060-000
Manaus, Amazonas
Tel: 092-642-1900 e 642-1672
Fax: 092-642-2625
* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA                  *
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* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education  *
* Founder of CAADE                                                   *
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*   Global University System (GUS)                                   *
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