first_imgAPTN National newsKateri Tekawitha, also known as the Lily of the Mohawks, is now officially a saint.Millions of people all around the world shared the celebration of her canonization by Pope Benedict on Oct. 21 in Rome.Indigenous Catholics have long awaited this recognition and now have a special saint to call upon.APTN National News reporter Danielle Rochette has this story.last_img


first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools has posted the following TEN openings over the past week:Full-Time School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Special Education Teacher (Strides Program) at Wilmington Middle SchoolPart-Time .4 FTE Social Worker at Wilmington High SchoolFull-Time Educational Assistant (Pathways Program) at Shawsheen Elementary SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Spanish Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute 8th Grade Math Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time District School Psychologist at Wilmington Public SchoolsFull-Time Reading Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Long-Term Substitute Grade 7 English Language Arts Teacher at Wilmington Middle SchoolFull-Time Administrative Assistant at Woburn Street SchoolLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 6 New Job OpeningsIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of July 21, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: Wilmington Public Schools Posts 5 New Job OpeningsIn “Education”last_img read more


first_img $6 at Tidal Hubble happenings Tags Sprint Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Sarah Tew/CNET Read Lenovo Smart Clock review The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) Astronomers estimate Bedin 1’s age at about 13 billion years and say it’s been isolated from interactions with other galaxies. NASA likens it to the “astronomical equivalent of a living fossil from the early universe.”The Hubble discovery was a delightful accident.”Very few Hubble images allow such faint objects to be seen, and they cover only a small area of the sky,” said the European Space Agency.The Hubble Space Telescope is a joint project between NASA and ESA. The researchers published their findings in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters. HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) Share your voice $520 at HP $60 at Best Buy Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Chris Monroe/CNET Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Enlarge ImageBedin 1 appears on the lower end of this Hubble image of globular cluster NGC 6752. NASA, ESA and L. Bedin (Astronomical Observatory of Padua, Italy) Imagine you have a neighbor living down the block in a house you never noticed before because it was tucked in behind some apartments. The human residents of the Milky Way galaxy are now saying hi to a neighboring galaxy we didn’t even know existed.A team of astronomers serendipitously discovered the galaxy, nicknamed Bedin 1, while studying a globular star cluster known as NGC 6752. “In a celestial game of ‘Where’s Waldo?’ Hubble’s sharp vision uncovered a never-before-seen dwarf galaxy located far behind the cluster’s crowded stellar population,” NASA said on Thursday.NASA says the dim galaxy is in our “cosmic backyard” at just 30 million light-years away. Bedin 1 is a fraction of the size of the Milky Way and is classified as a dwarf spheroidal galaxy.  See It Hubble wows with stunning space images Apple iPhone XS Read Google Home Hub review Angela Lang/CNET JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Sarah Tew/CNET The Cheapskate DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read the Rylo camera preview See it New Hubble view is ‘deepest image of the universe from space’ NASA Hubble telescope captures smiling face in space Comments Turo: Save $30 on any car rental Best Buy Rylo Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo NASA Space,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. $999 Sarah Tew/CNET An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. See at Amazon Read DJI Osmo Action preview $210 at Best Buy $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) Share your voice Boost Mobile $299 at Amazon CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Post a comment Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. 7 DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. 0 $59 at eBay Sarah Tew/CNET $999 Tags $999 Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR Sci-Tech Read the AirPods review Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) See at Turo What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. $155 at Google Express 29 Photos See It Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. 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first_img Tags Originally published April 16, 7:34 a.m. PT.Update, at 3:32 p.m. PT: Added more details.Update April 18, 7:36 a.m. PT: Added information about Disney’s pledge. Share your voice 4 Commentscenter_img President Emmanuel Macron said Notre Dame will rise again. Stephanie De Sakutin/ Getty Images Efforts to rebuild Notre Dame are underway after a devastating fire ravaged the Paris landmark on Monday. The historic cathedral burned for nine hours before firefighters contained the flames, and the devastation included the loss of the cathedral’s iconic spire and part of the roof. On Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to rebuild Notre Dame. When tragedy strikes, it might seem overwhelming, especially if you’re an ocean away. Here are a few places to get you started if you’re interested in being a part of rebuilding the cathedral. Charities and nonprofits Fondation du Patrimoine has collected more than 7 million euros internationally for the Notre Dame Cathedral. Donations can be made once or monthly by credit card, check or bank transfer. The nonprofit is dedicated to preserving historical and cultural sites in France.  The Friends of Notre Dame is a 501c3 public charity. Donations to Notre Dame’s restoration can be made by credit card, through PayPal, or by sending a check to the address on the website. The charity has broken up its budget into long-term, intermediate and urgent needs for the cathedral. Urgent needs include restoring the fallen spire, the collapsed roof and the sacristy.  The Basilica of the National Shrine, also known as America’s Catholic Church, is collecting donations online and prayer requests in the wake of Monday’s fire at the cathedral.  The National Shrine encouraged the world to unite and rebuild the cathedral that has served as a place of worship for eight centuries.  The French Heritage Society, a public nonprofit, established a fund on Monday to collect donations for the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral. You can donate online with a credit or debit card, with PayPal, send checks in the mail, or donate over the phone by contacting Benjamin Wells at the FHS Programs Membership Office, at (212) 759-6846, ext. 201. Donations are tax deductible under US law and eligible for deduction under French law.  Dozens of GoFundMe campaigns have cropped up around the world to help rebuild Notre Dame. While you can donate to these, be aware that they’re unofficial fundraisers. It’s important to always research organizations to make sure they’re reputable.   Who else is helping In addition to Macron promising to launch an immediate fundraising campaign, French philanthropists pledged donations totaling 700 million euros to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral.  Bernard Arnault, head of LVMH; François-Henri Pinault, CEO of Kering; and L’Oreal’s Bettencourt Meyers family promised a combined 500 million euros on Tuesday. The University of Notre Dame will also donate $100,000 to the cathedral’s relief, and it said the campus basilica’s bell would toll 50 times at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday. IBM has pledged to give 1 million euros, while Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted that his company would donate funds. Disney reportedly pledged $5 million to the restoration efforts. Disney produced The Hunchback of Notre Dame, an animated adaptation of Victor Hugo’s novel in 1996. We are heartbroken for the French people and those around the world for whom Notre Dame is a symbol of hope. Relieved that everyone is safe. Apple will be donating to the rebuilding efforts to help restore Notre Dame’s precious heritage for future generations.🇫🇷— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) April 16, 2019 Culturelast_img read more


first_imgOnline restaurant discovery guide Zomato’s valuation quadruples in a yearFacebook/ ZomatoWithin a fortnight of announcing its foray into the American and Australian markets, Zomato, the online restaurant search service, announced buying out Turkey’s Mekanist, a prominent restaurant discovery portal.The latest acquisition is Zomato’s seventh in six months and the transaction size was not divulged, though it is said to be an all-cash deal. The move would help Zomato double its restaurant coverage from about 27,500 in Istanbul and Ankara to over 50,000 restaurants across Turkey.”Mekanist has established itself as one of the heavyweights in the online restaurant search and discovery space in Turkey. We’re excited to be joining forces with them as we continue to grow in one of our most important markets. Mekanist is one of the first and most successful tech startups to emerge from the Turkish startup ecosystem,” said Zomato’s founder and chief executive Deepinder Goyal in a statement.A fortnight ago Zomato sealed the purchase of Urbanspoon, a US-based restaurant information and table-booking property, gaining a foothold to key markets of US and Australia.In November 2014, Zomato raised $60 million from existing and new investors, using the means to seal up the Urbanspoon deal. Reports indicate Zomato could source an additional $80 million from existing and new investors.Zomato entered Turkey in November 2013, with its website and apps available in Turkish and English. Mekanist has a database of 1,90,000 listed establishments with over 5 lakh reviews from its 15 lakh signed-up user base.When the acquisition is completed, Zomato will cover over 75,000 restaurants, serving almost 30 lakh customer visits, as all of Mekanist’s traffic and restaurant-related content will move to Zomato. Zomato’s hyperlocal advertising model would be made available to restaurant businesses, to effectively target customers searching for restaurants in and around a certain location.In the last few months, Zomato has established itself as a dominant restaurant search player in New Zealand, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovakia, with presence in 22 countries, listing over 10 lakh restaurants globally, read FirstPost.Zomato has raised $113 million till date, over multiple rounds of funding and is currently valued at about $660 million.last_img read more


first_imgFinance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Budget 2016-17 Monday, Feb. 29, and all eyes will be on whether he announces a raise in tax exemption limits. Tax slabs had remained unchanged last year. The Economic Survey tabled Friday had recommended that the government not increase tax exemption limits. “One of the low-hanging fruits would be to refrain from raising exemption thresholds for personal income tax, allowing natural growth in income to increase the number of taxpayers. In some ways, this would be reform through inaction,” the Economic Survey said. This is said to be the Narendra Modi government’s most crucial budget, given that the BJP-led government will complete two years in office and also since the party seeks to gain ground in the upcoming Assembly elections in five states. The government is expected to move from its pro-infrastructure approach to focus on social welfare. You can watch the General Budget presentation Feb. 29 live on the Ministry of Finance’s Youtube video feed and the DD News video feed below. International Business Times India will also run a live blog on the Railway Budget Thursday.last_img read more


first_imgA video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament`s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain`s prime minister Theresa May (3L) reacts as opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn responds to her statement to the House of Commons in London on 14 January 2019. Photo: AFPThe British parliament holds a historic vote Tuesday on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU and all sides are bracing for turmoil when the text is almost certainly rejected.With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of 29 March, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what will happen next.Few expect the deal to pass, but the scale of prime minister Theresa May’s defeat could determine whether she tries again, loses office, delays Brexit — or if Britain even leaves the EU at all.MPs from all parties oppose the agreement, for different reasons, but on the eve of the vote May urged them to look again.”No, it is not perfect. And yes, it is a compromise,” she said.”But when the history books are written, people will look at the decision of this house… and ask: did we deliver on the country’s vote to leave the European Union?”Or did we let the British people down?”Nothing has changedThe deal was agreed with the EU in November after 18 months of talks described as Britain’s toughest since World War II.But hardline Brexit supporters fear it keeps Britain too closely tied to the EU and represents a “betrayal”, while pro-Europeans argue it leaves the country half-in, half-out.Rather than heal the divisions exposed by the 2016 Brexit referendum, it has reignited them, with pro-European MPs facing death threats and harassment outside parliament.Brexit supporters around the country have voiced growing frustration with what they see as parliamentary blockage of their democratic vote, while europhiles see hope in the increased talk of a second referendum to end the impasse.May postponed a House of Commons vote on the deal in December, facing certain defeat, and has since offered MPs clarifications she hopes will convince them.Criticism is focused on an arrangement to keep open the border with Ireland by aligning Britain with some EU trade rules, if and until London and Brussels sign a new economic partnership.May has offered parliament greater oversight of this so-called backstop, and at her request, EU leaders have also given written assurances that the arrangement would not become permanent.A handful of Conservative MPs have changed their minds to back the deal, but a junior minister resigned on Monday so he could vote against it — and the core of May’s critics say she has not done enough.”Nothing has fundamentally changed,” said Nigel Dodds of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the Northern Irish party on whom May relies for her Commons majority.Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said May had “completely and utterly failed” to ease MPs’ concerns and said if she loses the vote on Tuesday night, she must call an election.His party has also threatened a confidence vote in her government.Risk of no dealVoting begins at 7:00 pm (1900 GMT), with MPs likely to decide on a number of amendments first, which could seek to change or kill the Brexit deal.In the event of a defeat, the government must set out what happens next by Monday at the latest.Speculation is growing on both sides of the Channel that May could ask to delay Brexit, but she said Monday: “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed.”The withdrawal agreement includes plans for a post-Brexit transition period to provide continuity until a new relationship is drawn up, in return for continued budget contributions from London.Without it, and if there is no delay, Britain will sever 46 years of ties with its nearest neighbours this spring with no new arrangements to ease the blow.MPs fearful of a “no deal” scenario have vowed to use parliamentary procedures to force the government to seek an alternative plan that the Commons can support.Some commentators suggest May could return to Brussels, seeking further assurances on the deal and the future EU-UK relationship and ask parliament to vote again.”At the second time of asking, MPs might just vote for her deal over the catastrophe that would be no deal,” said John Springford, deputy director of the Centre for European Reform.last_img

first_imgBob Daemmrich for The Texas TribuneFormer state Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis speaks to Planned Parenthood supporters at the Capitol in Austin on April 5, 2017.Almost four years after Democrat Wendy Davis’ failed bid for governor, the Texas Ethics Commission has fined her campaign and Battleground Texas for delayed reporting of $3.4 million in political contributions.Neither the campaign nor the political organization admitted doing anything wrong, and the commission conceded the situation “is not explicitly addressed by Texas law.” Nevertheless, the Davis campaign and Battleground Texas each agreed to pay a $3,000 fine.In separate orders from the commission posted Tuesday (here and here), both Davis, on behalf of her gubernatorial campaign, and Battleground Texas, a group that launched in 2013 to help elect Democrats, said they had not “violated any provision of the Election Code and at all times properly reported all of its activities in a manner that is transparent and open to the public. However, for the sake of resolving this matter, without further proceedings, the respondent accepts the Commission’s proposal of resolution without any admission of wrongdoing of any kind.”Working together in the 2014 campaign, the groups employed an unusual fundraising arrangement, collecting political contributions through the “Texas Victory Committee — a Joint Project of Wendy Davis for Governor Inc and Battle Ground Texas.” That outfit — TVC — split its spending and its proceeds evenly between Davis and Battleground.During the second half of 2013, Davis and Battleground hosted “at least eight joint fundraisers,” the commission said in its orders. TVC reported those contributions and the fundraising costs in its January 2014 report. But it didn’t transfer those contributions to Davis and Battleground until March of that year.Both reported the transfers in their July 2014 reports.The commission said the contributions should have been reported six months earlier, when the donors’ checks were cashed. “The effective control over TVC and the donor’s intent support the finding that Battleground and Davis PAC constructively accepted the funds when received by TVC,” the commission said in its orders. As a result, it said, each got “about $1.7 million” that should have been reported in January and wasn’t reported for six more months.It caused a fair amount of confusion during the campaign, creating the impression for some that donors had given twice as much as they had since their contributions showed up under their names in the TVC report in January 2014 and then again in the Battleground and Davis reports in July 2014.That said, the commission said the reports filed by the two “evinced a good-faith attempt by the respondent to comply with Texas disclosure laws for a somewhat complicated and novel fundraising operation not explicitly contemplated by Texas law.” It was clear, TEC wrote, that money given to TVC was bound for Davis and Battleground, that TVC reported its contributions and expenditures, and that the other two eventually reported what they received.Neither Davis nor Battleground “admits or denies” those facts and conclusions, the commission wrote, but they agreed to pay a $3,000 “sanction necessary to deter future violations” and to let the TEC post the orders. Sharelast_img read more


first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailUPDATE: All lanes have now reopened One lane is shut due to another accident on the M6 this evening. Traffic data company INRIX report one lane is blocked due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North). Lane one (of three) is blocked, according to Traffic England. The accident is believed to have taken place at around 10.30pm. Earlier tonight the motorway was closed between junction 12 and junction 13 in both directions due to an accident on the northbound carriageway and a vulnerable man on a bridge over the southbound. Wide load stuck on North Staffordshire road Both of these incidents have now been cleared. It is unclear how many vehicles are involved in this latest accident on the motorway.last_img read more


first_imgThomson Video Networks is due to display a range of its ViBE solutions at ANGA COM, including its ViBE CP6000 contribution platform.The CP6000 is a multi-format platform for contribution of live video. It has eight HD channels per one rack unit chassis and MPEG-4 and MPEG-2 codecs can be enabled with software licensing.The ViBE EM4000 multi-channel HD encoder is aimed particularly at premium broadcast services and uses Thomson video networks’ Mustang 2.0 compression technology. Thomson claims this delivers efficiency improvements of 20% or more when encoding in MPEG-4 AVC, freeing up bandwidth that can be used to broadcast an extra channel per multiplex or transponder.The ViBE EM4000 can encode up to eight HD or SD channels in a single Rack unit, includes built-in statistical multiplexing for optimal bandwidth efficiencyFor upgrading SD channels to HD, Like all members of the ViBE EM series, the EM4000 now includes automatic loudness control to comply with international standards such as the U.S. CALM Act, ITU BS.1770, and EBU R128 and features built-in teletext-to-DVB subtitling capabilities.last_img read more


first_imgITV’s Love IslandReality TV has driven the highest level of social engagement of television content in the UK over the past year, according to a study by Kantar Media.Kantar recorded 75 million TV Tweets over the 12 months from December 2017 to November 2018, resulting in a total of 28 billion impressions. Entertainment programmes are the most tweeted about, attracting 32 million Tweets during the period, followed by drama programming with 20 million Tweet and current affairs with 13 million Tweets.Three-quarters of all TV-related Twitter activity during the year-long period occurred outside of  linear broadcast windows, amounting to 17 billion impressions and 99 million likes.Love Island was the most talked about television series on Twitter in 2018, with a total of 6.3 million Tweets, 18 million likes and just under 60% of all interactions taking the form of retweets.Current affairs featured significantly in the top five most-Tweeted about programmes, with Question Time recording 2.5m Tweets, Good Morning Britain recording 1.8 million and The Andrew Marr Show recording 1.6 million.Twitter activity around new series launches was focused on popular entertainment shows such as Love Island and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Among drama titles, only the new season of Doctor Who made a significant impact on Twitter.Kantar started recording social TV ratings in 2014 as a metric for understanding analysing and benchmarking the impact of social media on TV viewing habits.Andy Brown, global CEO, Kantar Media UK and Ireland, said: “What is truly interesting is the way in which our data highlights the strong attachment consumers have with their favourite television programmes, even outside of the broadcast window. More than ever, consumers are using social media to communicate about television programmes at a time that suits them. For brands and advertisers, this serves to reiterate the opportunity offered by multi-channel engagement and the need for a connected intelligence approach to measure its impact; using social media platforms to become a part of the conversations they know their audiences are already having, at the right time and in the right place.”last_img read more