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 is external).Source: WASHINGTON— February 23, 2010 — APTS# # #last_img read more

Baidu to Buy JOYY’s Chinese Live-Streaming Service for $3.6 Billion

first_imgChina’s Baidu reported third-quarter revenue above market expectations on Monday and said it would buy social media platform JOYY ‘s video-based live streaming business in China for about $3.6 billion (roughly Rs. 26,800 crores).The company said through the deal it aims to diversify its revenue source, the bulk of which comes from ad sales on its core search engine platform.- Advertisement – The company said it expects current-quarter revenue to be between CNY 28.6 billion (roughly Rs. 32,400 crores) and CNY 31.3 billion (roughly Rs. 35,500 crores) compared with estimates of CNY 28.98 billion (roughly Rs. 32,900 crores).Subscribers for iQIYI touched 104.8 million in September and membership revenue rose 7 percent from a year earlier, the company said.Baidu’s Netflix-like service is in the middle of a probe by the US Securities and Exchange Commission related to accusations of inflating user numbers, revenue and the prices it pays for content by short-seller firm Wolfpack Research.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Baidu’s vibrant mobile ecosystem enables the fast growth of its non-advertising revenue by increasing log-in users and expanding offerings like membership, live streaming and online games, Chief Executive Officer Robin Li said in a statement.The company benefited from higher paid subscribers on Baidu’s video streaming service iQIYI and a recovery in advertisement spending by businesses on its core search engine platform in the quarter.As China’s economy gradually emerges out of the COVID-19 slump, advertisement spending by businesses have also picked up from their lows during the peak of the pandemic. In September, China’s industrial output rose faster than expected and retail sales gained.- Advertisement – The company’s total revenue rose 1 percent to CNY 28.23 billion (roughly Rs. 32,000 crores) in the quarter ended September 30. Analysts on average had expected revenue of CNY 27.45 billion (roughly Rs. 31,100 crores), according to IBES data from Refinitiv.The company’s US-listed shares, which edged up initially, were down 2 percent after the bell.© Thomson Reuters 2020Will Apple Silicon Lead to Affordable MacBooks in India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Time, TV channel, stream and ball numbers

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jan 2020 5:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link38Shares When is the FA Cup fourth round draw? Time, TV channel, stream and ball numbers Advertisementcenter_img Comment A youthful Liverpool side made it into the fourth round of the FA Cup (Picture: Getty Images)The draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup is made on Monday night ahead of the Arsenal vs Leeds tie, with all remaining teams learning their fate.There have been some shocks so far but most of the biggest teams remain, with the likes of Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea all winning, while Man Utd and Spurs picked up draws to remain in the hat.Premier League sides Everton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Aston Villa are the ones to have fallen at the first hurdle and will have to comfort themselves with the ability to focus on league duties.AdvertisementAdvertisementWhen is the FA Cup fourth round draw?The fourth round draw takes place on Monday 6 January at 7.35pm.ADVERTISEMENTWhat TV channel is the FA Cup fourth round draw being shown on and is there a live stream?BBC One will be showing the draw ahead of the third round clash between Arsenal and Leeds United at the Emirates.You can stream the draw on the BBC website or on iPlayer if you have a TV licence.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityWhen are the fourth round matches?Fourth round contests begin on Friday 24 January.FA Cup fourth round draw ball numbers1 LEICESTER CITY2 QUEENS PARK RANGERS3 FULHAM4 CHELSEA5 WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS or MANCHESTER UNITED6 WEST BROMWICH ALBION7 ROCHDALE or NEWCASTLE UNITED8 CARDIFF CITY or CARLISLE UNITED9 OXFORD UNITED10 SHEFFIELD UNITED11 SOUTHAMPTON12 LIVERPOOL13 BRISTOL CITY or SHREWSBURY TOWN14 AFC BOURNEMOUTH15 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY16 BRISTOL ROVERS or COVENTRY CITY17 BARNSLEY18 MANCHESTER CITY19 MIDDLESBROUGH or TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR20 READING or BLACKPOOL21 WATFORD or TRANMERE ROVERS22 NORWICH CITY23 MILLWALL24 DERBY COUNTY25 ROTHERHAM UNITED or HULL CITY26 BRENTFORD27 PORTSMOUTH28 ARSENAL or LEEDS UNITED29 WEST HAM UNITED30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN31 BURNLEY32 BIRMINGHAM CITYMORE: Liverpool have tabled bid to sign Ugurcan Cakir, confirms Trabzonspor presidentMORE: Pedro Chirivella reveals what Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool youngsters before FA Cup win over Evertonlast_img read more