Vermont and New York TV Stations Stick With Feb. 17 End of Analog Broadcasting

first_imgAlthough Congress has passed legislation to allow TV stations to extend their analog broadcasts until June, local stations in Vermont and northeastern New York plan to shut off analog broadcasts on the original deadline of midnight February 17. Stations WCAX (Channel 3), WFFF (Channel 44), WNNE (Channel 31), WPTZ (Channel 5), WVNY(Channel 22), Mountain Lake PBS (Channel 57) and Vermont Public Television (Channels 33, 20, 28 and 41) looked at the high level of readiness of the local market and the confusion a delay could bring and decided to stay with the February date.Jim Condon, executive director of the Vermont Association of Broadcasters, said, The extension of the analog shutoff will be a great help to viewers in parts of the country that are not ready. Here in Vermont, after more than a year of helping local viewers prepare for the end of analog broadcasting, we know that most of our local viewers are ready. Cable and satellite companies have done their part; stores have maintained a good supply of digital converter boxes, and station staff have helped thousands of viewers individually.The stations will continue working one on one with viewers who need assistance, up to and after the end of analog broadcasting. Stations will also staff a special DTV Help Line at Vermont Public Television where people can get help after the shutoff of analog signals. The toll-free number for that line will be announced at the time of the shutoff.Viewers are welcome to contact the stations at:WCAX (802) 652-6300, www.wcax.com(link is external)WFFF (802) 660-9333, www.FOX44.net(link is external)WPTZ/WNNE (518) 561-5555 (NY) or (802) 655-5455 (VT), www.wptz.com(link is external)WVNY (802) 660-9333, www.abc22.com(link is external)Mountain Lake PBS (518) 563-9770, www.mountainlake.org(link is external)Vermont Public Television 1-800-639-7811, www.vpt.org(link is external)last_img read more

Internal marketing is just as important as external marketing

first_img 82SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brett Jackson Brett Jackson has been dedicated to building vibrant, competitive, breakthrough brands in the world of financial institutions for over a decade now. As the CEO of Systemax Corporation, a company … Web: www.systemaxsolutions.com Details We so often focus on our external marketing to customers. How will we position our brand? Who is our ideal client? What is the go to market strategy on the next xyz product?We spend so much time, effort and money focused outwardly that we are overlooking the most important asset we have, our team.Do you strategically build an environment to reinforce your external brand? Often I walk in to branches and people are depressed, and not excited to be there. Over the years we have allowed our branches to become boring and frankly not very fun to come into. It all starts with our people and having a filter as to who you bring into your organization. Once the right people are playing on the same team, amazing things can happen.To me it all starts with the core values of the organization, if you don’t have them call me and we will get things sorted out. Once those are in place, those are the filter that all employees need to go through. It is what you hire and fire by. Once you have great people, keep them excited and focused on your corporate mission. Engaged, excited, and interested team members will achieve results 10x more than any marketing campaign.Establish values, and live them!last_img read more

IMF chief warns global economic crisis ‘far from over’

first_imgThe global economy is showing signs of bouncing back from the severe downturn caused by the global coronavirus pandemic, but a full recovery is “unlikely” without a vaccine, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday.In a column co-authored with IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath, the officials stressed that governments should continue to support workers and businesses since the unprecedented nature of the crisis could give rise to a wave of bankruptcies and job destruction.As lockdowns have eased and businesses around the world have been allowed to reopen, there has been a “sharp rebound of output, consumption and employment,” they said in Foreign Policy magazine. In a speech Wednesday to the World Economic Forum, Georgieva said rapid government action “put a floor under the world economy,” which helped everyone without “differentiating between… winners and losers.”Going forward, policymakers will need to invest wisely in areas that have the broadest benefit, including green jobs – such as training workers to make buildings more energy efficient – and “accelerating digital transformation” in a way that will reduce inequalities, she said.”In other words, support programs that take the countries towards growth that is green, smart and inclusive,” the IMF chief said.But the fund officials in their essay cautioned that, “Though the world has learned to live with the virus, a full recovery is unlikely without a permanent medical solution.”With 128 coronavirus vaccines currently under development, there is a strong chance a solution will be found, but “we must urgently devise multilateral solutions” to ensure adequate supply and distribution, Georgieva and Gopinath wrote.Topics : The massive scale and speed of government support has helped cushion the blow and allowed for the initial rebound, Gopinath and Georgieva wrote.”This crisis, however, is far from over,” they said. “The recovery remains very fragile and uneven across regions and sectors. To ensure that the recovery continues, it is essential that support not be prematurely withdrawn.”Businesses, even insolvent firms, will need continued help to prevent destruction of millions of jobs. That could include governments taking equity in firms or providing grants in exchange for higher tax rates later, they said.But governments will have to be cautious in how they distribute their scarce resources, and some companies will inevitably fail, especially in industries like travel that may not survive or will be curtailed in a post-pandemic world.last_img read more

Marie B. Stier, 99

first_imgMarie B. Stier, 99, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born, June 27, 1917 in Millhousen, Indiana, she was the daughter of Bernard J. and Josephine (Weisker) Schoettmer.  Marie was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the St. Anne’s Society, both in Millhousen.  She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  She enjoyed cooking for and spending time with her family. She was married to Edward J. Stier on November 23, 1939 and he preceded her in death on December 26, 1982. She is survived by four sons, Gary (Dorothy) Stier, Napoleon, Marvin (Ann) Stier, Greensburg, Carl (Rosie) Stier, Greensburg, Stephen (Karen) Stier, Batesville; three daughters, Eileen (Mike) Vinson, Cincinnati, Janet (Zack) Beldsoe, Warsaw, KY., Kathy (Mike) Kohrman, Greensburg;  one daughter-in-law, Carol Nowlin; 35 grandchildren and 77 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; son, Kenneth Stier; brothers, Herman and Walter Schoettmer; sisters, Rose Menkedick, Loretta Bedel, Gertrude Ruhl, Rita Greiwe. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home to pray the rosary.   Visitation will follow until 8:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.   The family will also receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Millhousen with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Millhousen. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the ALS and Lou Gehrig Association. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Syracuse drops 1st match of season in 5-2 defeat against No. 9 Virginia

first_imgValeria Salazar ran to the corner of the baseline and hit a return that bounced off the net and back onto her side of the court. She put her head into her hands and let out a screech. Throughout the rest of the meet, similar sounds of despair came from Syracuse players.The reactions summarized what would be No. 62 Syracuse’s (7-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) first loss of the year, a 5-2 loss to No. 9 Virginia (5-3, 2-0). Gabriela Knutson and Salazar struck first, winning No. 1 doubles 6-1. But that would be the only taste of victory for the Orange in doubles, as SU’s other doubles teams both faltered after building up early leads.Singles followed a similar path for the Orange, as the team only prevailed in two matches. Knutson and Dina Hegab both won their matches, as they remain undefeated in all of the singles play this year. However, the most notable losses came from No. 1 singles in Anna Shkudun and No. 2 singles Salazar, ultimately erasing the Orange’s perfect season.“I thought I played a great first game, but then I was on-and-off. I try to have a short memory and brush it off,” Salazar said. “I felt pressured because my opponent was always attacking. That pressure to hit good shots made me miss balls I regularly don’t miss.”Shkudun struggled early in the match, as she took on the No. 2 singles player in the country Danielle Collins. Shkudun was running up and down the baseline, letting out grunts with each return. However, each return by Shkudun was met with an even better placed ball by Collins. While Shkudun did squeak out a game in both sets, she eventually fell to Collins 1-6, 1-6.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUnlike the quick win by Virginia in No. 1 singles, Salazar battled back against No.15 ranked Julia Elbaba. Falling in the first set, Salazar made changes to her game to throw off her opponent.“(Valeria) started using the slice a little bit more and giving Elbaba a different look because she really liked to take control of the rallies and take the ball a little bit sooner,” head coach Younes Limam said. “Valeria did a good job of getting the ball out of her strike zone in the second set.”Salazar battled in the second set, using a mixture of forehands and backhands to make her opponent run more. However, Elbaba was there for each hit, and while Salazar did tie up the set 3-3, there were many times where her returns landed in the alley or off the net. After losing the game and falling behind 4-3, Salazar walked to the sideline to associate head coach Shelley George, who was there to calm her down.“I was just trying to get her to focus on the present,” George said. “She needs to play the point in front of her and not bring up a miss that she may have had.”While Salazar was unsuccessful at upsetting Elbaba, she did battle back. Her and Shkudun weren’t the only two that fell in singles play, as Libi Mesh and Maria Tritou fell in the team’s Nos. 4 and 5 singles.The loss of No. 1 and No. 2 singles proved to be crucial in Syracuse’s loss against two of the top 15 singles players in the country. It was a tall task, and one that put a hitch in what as been a near flawless start to the season.“I think we came with a purpose,” Limam said. “We took it to them in a way most of the match. The last couple points later in the match made the difference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 21, 2016 at 5:51 pm Contact Charlie: csdistur@syr.edu | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Mary Kom controversially loses WC semi, still bags record 8th medal

first_img Suman Ray WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV India had raised a Yellow Card but as per AIBA’s instruction in Team meeting this morning; it was informed that protests will be granted only if scores read 3:2/3:1. Our appeal to protest was hence turned down and the Yellow Card was not accepted by the technical committee. The result will stand same; Mary Kom ends her campaign in the 2019 edition with a Bronze medal. Last Updated: 12th October, 2019 11:43 IST Mary Kom Controversially Loses WC Semi, Still Bags Record 8th Medal Mary Kom became the most decorated and successful boxer (men/women) in the history of World  Championship when she lost the semi-finals and clinched the bronze Mary Kom became the most decorated and successful boxer (men/women) in the history of World  Championship when she lost the semi-finals and clinched the bronze, though the result was anything but controversial. In a split verdict, Mary lost 1-4 to Busenaz Cakiroglu of Turkey in the semi-finals to clinch the bronze in the Women’s World Boxing Championship in Ulan Ude, Russia today.  Mary had clearly dominated the first round and was at even-par on the other round landing *more & clean punches on her opponent. But the judges differed in their opinion and finally, 1:4 decision was given in favour of her Turkish opponent.READ | WWE Draft: Seth Rollins-Roman Reigns to face off for number one pickMary Kom clinches record 8th medalMary Kom still made an appointment with the history and rewritten it by clinching the 8th World Championship medal.  The Manipuri legend had targeted an unprecedented eighth final gold overall. The four-medal haul has put India at the third position out of the 51 countries that participated in this tournament with Russia leading with 6 medals, followed by China at 5. center_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Written By READ | Mary Kom leads India’s quadruple challenge in World Championship semisThe London Olympic bronze medallist, who has six gold medals from this tournament, created history yesterday when she broke a tie with Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon to become the only boxer across male and female categories to have amassed a staggering eight medals from the Worlds. The only time Mary Kom had a medal of a lesser colour was in 2001 when she had to accept defeat in the final. Mary, who also won her solitary Olympic medal in 51kg, would settle for nothing less than a gold, having had consistent performances throughout the year that include top-podium finishes at the India Open and the Indonesia President’s Cup.READ | Rijiju to form committee to review Sports Code at ‘appropriate time’READ | Dutee Chand breaks her own national record on her way to gold First Published: 12th October, 2019 11:43 ISTlast_img read more