Vermont Public Television receives 2010 EDGE Award

first_imgThe Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) will recognize Vermont Public Television with a 2010 EDGE Award to for demonstrating the great potential of digital television. The EDGE Awards are presented annually to public television stations that use digital technology, groundbreaking partnerships, and educational technologies to deliver innovative services to their communities.“This year our EDGE Award recipients have a common theme—they use their broadcast and other resources to draw upon the energy and engagement around some of the most pressing issues affecting our country—jobs, education and health care,” said Larry Sidman, President and CEO of APTS. “These projects show that stations are moving beyond traditional broadcast and are engaging their communities in new and innovative ways. Audiences are reached through over-the-air, online, and on-the-ground partnerships, impacting their communities in ways that really set them apart.”Sidman said: “Vermont Public Television teamed up with the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Vermont Law School and the Vermont office of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to carry out a multi-faceted, multi-platform, month-long community engagement campaign that brought together national and local television broadcast components, in tandem with Web-based and community forums to create open discussion about the challenges, solutions and impact of mental illness on Vermont communities.”“This award is especially meaningful, because it recognizes the importance of all three platforms of the project—over-the-air, online and on-the-ground—in raising awareness of and decreasing the stigma attached to mental illness,” said project head Elizabeth Ottinger, Director of Community Outreach at Vermont Public Television.Specifically, the October 2009 campaign augmented the national broadcast of the Fred Friendly Seminar Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness with a day-long legislative event at the Vermont Law School for legislators, and five town hall screenings that brought together legislators and community leaders to form action plans to advance various strategies to promote a greater awareness and understanding of mental illness in Vermont. Oliver Goodenough, professor at Vermont Law School and a Co-Director of the MacArthur Education and Outreach Program, expressed gratitude for the EDGE Award to the Minds on the Edge project. “Mental health issues are at the heart of many of our most difficult challenges in law,” he said. “We were pleased to be able to be a part of this important initiative and to help our legislature grapple with these thorny problems.”“Vermont Public Television’s month-long campaign has had an exceptional impact across the state, but it also has had a profound impact outside the state,” said Richard Kilberg, President of Fred Friendly Seminars. “We have presented Minds on the Edge to mental health professionals, citizen groups and policymakers at conferences across the country throughout this past fall and winter, and we have repeatedly held up Vermont as the model of how to use a public media project to move public dialogue. The story of their success has inspired stakeholders in numerous other states to bring key constituencies together around this public media program and work together to transform a badly broken mental health system.”“We are proud of the role Dr. Thomas Simpatico, our Director of Public Psychiatry, played in helping educate the public about mental health and the legal system in both the national Minds on the Edge program, as well as in Vermont Public Television’s statewide town meetings and “Public Square” program,” said Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., Dean of the University of Vermont College of Medicine. “Dr. Simpatico has been an advocate in our state to bring attention to this issue, facilitating dialogue with all stakeholders to ensure patients and their families can navigate the system to get the care they need.”Connie Stabler, President of the Board, National Alliance on Mental Illness-VT, said, “NAMI-VT is honored to have partnered with Vermont Public Television as a participant in the Minds on the Edge Project. Following the public screenings, community leaders, legislators and others joined families, friends and individuals living with mental illness in town-hall style meetings around the state for continued dialogue on improving treatment options. In our state where one in five people are affected by serious mental illness, this program provided a public service in educating the public and reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.”In 1980, America’s public television stations created the Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) as their premier advocate. For the past thirty years, APTS has been the voice of the public television station community – offering member stations and future leaders of public television unparalleled opportunities for impact. Find out more at www.apts.org(link is external).Source: WASHINGTON— February 23, 2010 — APTS# # #last_img read more

Two-storey inner-city penthouse with unobstructed views: $730k

first_img MORE: Take a look inside $18m trophy home More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoIt follows an open plan in the living/dining/kitchen zone. Estimated rent was over $700 a week.“Where else in the city, certainly in Brisbane City area, can you find a genuine two-storey penthouse for way under a million dollars,” he said.The property — located at 2907/92 Quay Street, Brisbane, has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and parking for two cards.“Never to be built out, this exceptional investment on the fringe of the city centre represents a rare opportunity to acquire a timeless quality built two storey rooftop penthouse at a fraction of the cost of anything remotely comparable on the market,” the listing said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 Even with the traffic, it’s still a pretty sight.“The owners who have a genuine desire to clear the property immediate term have priced it is sell accordingly. A better value inner city penthouse apartment may just not exist but indeed may never,” the listing said.The apartment is less than 1 minutes walk from the city centre, Suncorp Stadium, Southbank, The Barracks and Park Road. State vs. State battle for Australia’s next millionaire Price tag attached to Prince’s palace 2907/92 Quay Street Brisbane City, has spectacular sunset views.A penthouse owner has listed their two storey inner-city investment — with unobstructed, never-to-be-built-out water views — for just $730,000 — which has even the agent aghast.Johnston Dixon’s John Johnston said when the property was brand new it sold for $855,000, and the next sale was $960,000.The current owners had bought the property off a stress sale for just $710,000 — meaning they’d make just $20,000 more than what they had paid.“This has a Brisbane City footprint,” Mr Johnston said. “They listed way under the price I thought they should, but they just want to clear (the sale).” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER At this height you could probably see the pilots smile as jetfighters zoom by during Riverfire.Rental potential was estimated at over $700 a week, with body corporate rates at $1540 a quarter.The penthouse has a rooftop entertainment deck with stunning views across the river and city, and residents also have access to a pool entertainment area, heated spa, gymnasium and barbecue area. The property with the city in the background.“It went up late Friday, and we’ve been camped there since. We thought it would sell (yesterday). We have a champagne viewing between 4.30 and 5.30 on the rooftop. It’s probably one of the finest spots (in Brisbane) at sunset.”Mr Johnston said the owners wanted an “immediate sale”.last_img read more

Cricket News Yuzvendra Chahal shatters records in Melbourne ODI, puts India on course for series win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlights New Delhi: Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the changes in the third and deciding ODI against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Replacing Kuldeep Yadav who had an off day in Adelaide, Chahal was deemed to be a difference maker on the sluggish MCG wicket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar got the wickets of Aaron Finch and Alex Carey cheaply but Shaun Marsh and Usman Khawaja had steadied the ship with a solid 73-run stand for the third wicket. With Marsh looking good for a fifty, Kohli turned to Chahal and the Haryana legspinner delivered by striking at crucial intervals. Chahal got a legbreak to spin back in as Marsh looked to work the ball to the leg side but he missed and MS Dhoni effected a quick stumping to break the stand.Immediately, Chahal accounted for Usman Khawaja as the left-hander got a leading edge to a delivery that straightened and he could only pop a catch back to the bowler. With Australia losing their clutch players, India went for the kill. Marcus Stoinis edged a sharp legbreak that pitched on leg stump and it took a great catch from Rohit Sharma at slip. After his first spell which yielded 6-0-31-3, Chahal came back for his second spell to wrap up the tail in style.The young legspinner got Jhye Richardson (16) as the batsman edged a flighted delivery to mid wicket where Kedar Jadhav took the catch. He got his five-wicket haul when he trapped Peter Handscomb, who scored his third fifty in front with a quicker delivery. The formalites were complete when Adam Zampa miscued the lofted shot to be caught at long on by Vijay Shankar. Chahal finished with a haul of 10-0-42-6 which was his best figures. It was his second five-wicket haul, having taken 5/22 against South Africa in Centurion. His haul of 6/42 was the best-ever by a spinner in Australia and it was the second five-wicket haul by a spinner in ODIs in Australia, after Ravi Shastri had taken 5/15 in Perth in 1991. Chahal’s haul of 6/42 is the joint-best by a bowler in ODIs in Australia, equalling Ajit Agarkar’s mark which he achieved in 2004 and bettering the record set by Mitchell Starc who took 6/43 at the MCG in 2015. In addition to all the mentioned records, Chahal’s haul is the best-ever by a spinner at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.The young legspinner’s haul has given Virat Kohli’s side a great chance to secure their first-ever bilateral ODI series win. Chahal’s haul is the best-ever by a spinner in AustraliaChahal is the second Indian spinner after Shastri to take 5 wicketsChahal’s haul is the joint-best by a bowler in Australialast_img read more