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

Kilmacrennan boy is crowned Ulster Spelling Bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N!

first_imgKilmacrennan NS pupil Jack Mc Bride has been crowned as the Ulster Spelling Bee champion of 2018. The 12-year-old 6th class pupil won the county title and progressed to Belfast to participate in the challenging Ulster Spelling Bee on Thursday the 24th of May.It was an incredibly challenging competition which culminated in an intense head to head round. Jack was victorious against his opponents and was eventually crowned the champion speller. Jack McBride with his proud classmates at Kilmacrennan NSJack now goes forward to the All-Ireland final on June the 14th in the Helix in Dublin. There, he will meet and take on the three other winners representing Munster, Leinster and Connacht.All of Donegal and Ulster wish Jack the very best of luck in the final!Jack with his proud teacher AnnMarie FerryKilmacrennan boy is crowned Ulster Spelling Bee C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N! was last modified: May 30th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jack Mc BrideKILMACRENNAN NSspelling bee championlast_img read more

TRYP Hotel leading Brisbane

first_imgTRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel has been recognised as the top-performing hotel in Brisbane by Booking.com in Excellence Awards.The hotel was recently presented the 2014 Booking.com Award of Excellence after achieving an impressive overall guest review score of 9.4 /10 in 2014.The Award of Excellence is presented annually by Booking.com to properties around the world, in honour of their achievements over the previous year as measured by their overall guest review score.Not only was TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel’s score well above the national average, it was the best score in Brisbane, which is a good result for the young hotel, which opened its doors in September.All of Booking.com’s guest reviews are from within the last 14 months and are written by real guests after their stay.TRYP Hotel general manager Warren Cullum, said the entire team at TRYP is thrilled to receive this esteemed award.“This is a reflection of our focus on providing impeccable customer service to consistently deliver exceptional customer experiences. Our ‘Own the City’ culture here at TRYP revolves around providing guests with an authentic and immersive Brisbane experience,” Mr Cullum said.“While we are extremely proud of this achievement, and certainly pleased to be recognised as the top hotel in Brisbane, the award is also a great motivation for all of us to continue our constant endeavour for perfection.”A total of 4,617 Australian properties received a 2014 Award of Excellence with an average score of 8.64 across all properties.Source = ETB Travel News: Lewis Wisemanlast_img read more