USC Shoah Foundation Announces 2015 IWitness Video Challenge

first_imgSecondary school students have the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles by entering the second annual IWitness Video Challenge hosted by USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education.The contest challenges students to act on the legacy of the Oscar-winning film Schindler’s List and do something positive in their community that exemplifies the movie’s message that one person can make a difference. It is open to all secondary school students in the United States and Canada who attend public, private or home schools.Participants will be guided in the IWitness Video Challenge activity to build a community service project through the examples they learn from engaging with testimonies in IWitness, the Institute’s free educational website. IWitness brings the human stories the Institute’s Visual History Archive to teachers and their students via engaging multimedia learning activities.Students are then tasked with creating a one- ­to four-­minute video essay with an intuitive video-­editing tool on the IWitness website, allowing them to link their voices to those in the archive who inspired them to act.The winning student, along with their teacher and parent/guardian, will be flown to Los Angeles to screen their film at USC Shoah Foundation. The 2014 winner, 14-year-old Ruth Hernandez from Philadelphia, was inspired by watching the testimony of Holocaust survivors who had to leave their homes to construct Voices of Our Journey, a video about modern-day immigrants.USC Shoah Foundation founder Steven Spielberg helped launch the inaugural IWitness Video Challenge in February 2013. The challenge was designed around the same premise as the movie Schindler’s List, that one person can make a difference. As Spielberg said at the time of the inaugural launch, “We can use IWitness to show the power of random acts of kindness, the significance of contribution to community and the very idea that the best way to teach empathy is with examples of it so that maybe someday kindness will be a natural reflex.”Evaluation of IWitness over the past year has resulted in research that shows up to a 28 percent increase in an interest in helping others after they engaged with IWitness. Students also showed a 30 percent improvement in their critical thinking skills. In all, 72 percent of students surveyed said they benefitted from using IWitness.Teachers interested in signing up their students for the IWitness Video Challenge must submit their class-winning entry by May 8, 2015. Regional winners will be announced on May 29, 2015. The national winner will be announced on June 5, 2015.Now used in all 50 states and 58 countries, IWitness gives students access to some of the more than 53,000 testimonies of survivors of not only the Holocaust, but also the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide and Nanjing Massacre.“Not only does IWitness teach digital skills that are so important today, it provides invaluable content that helps students understand that they not only have the power to make positive changes, but also the responsibility to take action,” said USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith. “And now, with the IWitness Challenge, students can become teachers by creating and sharing their videos.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Sesame Workshop and World Vision Partner to Tackle Critical Global Health Priority

first_imgMore than 1,600 children die each day from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene practices. Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, will partner with international humanitarian organization World Vision to protect children around the globe from illness caused by dirty water and poor sanitation.Raya, one of the newest members of the Sesame family, along with her friend Elmo, will teach children and families about positive health behaviors related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Originally developed with generous funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Raya is an adorable girl Muppet who remembers everything she reads and pays close attention to hygiene.As the largest nongovernmental organization providing improved sanitation, hygiene and clean water access in the developing world, World Vision and Sesame Workshop will leverage the breadth and long-term commitment each nonprofit has established throughout decades of work in Asia, Africa and Latin America.Child focused sanitation and health educational materials featuring Raya and Elmo are being designed to reach children and families through media, schools and community engagement programs. Communities that receive these critical messages about hygiene and sanitation are expected to see measurable effects on health and well-being.The partnership between Sesame Workshop and World Vision will begin by focusing on rural communities in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa where World Vision has a long-term humanitarian presence and manages hundreds of community and schools development programs.Sesame Workshop and World Vision believe that this partnership has the potential to save lives in the developing world by tackling the top causes of childhood deaths – including pneumonia and diarrhea caused by lack of hygiene, sanitation and clean water.For over 45 years, Sesame Workshop has been helping children and families grow smarter and stronger about their health and the well-being of the communities they live in,” says Stephen Sobhani, Vice President, International, Sesame Workshop. “Our work with World Vision surrounding sanitation and hygiene will reach some of the most remote regions of the world — regions where these resources can be lifesaving.”“Partnering with Sesame Workshop will help reach children in fun and educational ways so they can grow to be more effective positive change agents in communities” said Greg Allgood, Vice President of World Vision. “While World Vision already reaches one new person with clean water every 30 seconds and reached 1.6 million people with improved sanitation in 2014, we expect to reach even more in 2015 with messaging from Raya and Elmo.”Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

Carol Vorderman Visits House Of Commons For Princes Trust

first_imgMP Michael Ellis joined Prince’s Trust Ambassador Carol Vorderman MBE at the House of Commons last week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust.MP Michael Ellis joins Trust Ambassador Carol Vorderman MBE at the House of CommonsCredit/Copyright: Prince’s TrustMore than 100 guests attended the parliamentary reception, with Lord Blunkett and Matthew Hancock MP leading a discussion about the challenges faced by young people in the last 40 years and the most pressing issues for 2016.During the event, Carol Vorderman – who has been a supporter of The Trust for 20 years – spoke about her experience as a Prince’s Trust Ambassador and how important it is to give young people the confidence they need to fulfil their potential.To mark the celebrations, a young entrepreneur who received support from The Prince’s Trust to set up a cake-making business created a special 40th birthday cake.Carol Vorderman said: “As an Ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, I have met so many inspiring young people who have overcome extremely difficult circumstances to find their dream job or set up in business. It’s truly incredible to think that the charity has made a difference to more than 825,000 young lives – not to mention their families and communities too.”Source:Prince’s Trustlast_img read more

Prince William Launches Cyberbullying Taskforce

first_imgThe Duke of Cambridge will convene a new industry-led taskforce to support young people and their families affected by cyberbullying.His Royal Highness has asked tech entrepreneur Brent Hoberman CBE to chair the group, with support for this ambitious project from The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.Over the next year, The Royal Foundation Taskforce on the Prevention of Cyberbullying will bring together industry partners and a group of advisors from the sector to develop an industry-wide response to the online bullying of young people, with a focus on 12-14 year olds.A spokesman for The Duke of Cambridge said: “This is an issue that The Duke feels strongly about. He knows that social media and other technologies are creating significant positive opportunities for millions of young people. But as a parent, he knows that many people worry about how to protect their children from the new avenues for bullying that technology is creating. He hopes the taskforce can help the industry share the best practice that is emerging across the sector and put in place new standards so that the internet remains something young people and their parents can embrace with confidence.”Studies suggest that some 35% of 11-17 year olds have experienced some form of cyberbullying during their lives, and 40% have witnessed cyberbullying within a social network they use. Cyberbullying, in common with other forms of bullying, can have a detrimental effect on the mental health of children and young people. The effect of technology means the impact of bullying is instantly multiplied through social networks, and can feel harder for young people to escape.While most social platforms and service providers do have systems in place for reporting or removing abusive content, there is no common industry standard or commitment to tackle the issue, nor is there an existing single repository of information for users on how to address it.The taskforce will take existing models of good practice for reporting abusive content on individual networks and develop a set of commitments for the industry to sign up to, to collectively tackle the issue. It will consider the development of a single resource of up to date practical support and information for young people affected by cyberbullying, with advice on how to get help. It will also work to help parents and adults to better understand cyberbullying, and give them the confidence to find appropriate help and resources to support children affected by the issue.Full membership of the taskforce will be announced soon, but will include leading figures from technology companies and internet service providers. The taskforce will also be supported by a panel of young people aged 11-15, to ensure it remains engaged in current online trends.Brent Hoberman CBE said: “This Taskforce will bring together the commitment, talent and expertise of the technology industry to tackle Cyberbullying and the terrible effect it has on children. The future of our children is inextricably linked with the Internet. It is our responsibility to ensure that they grow up confident and happy online so that they can make the most of the extraordinary potential it offers.”Source:Royal.UKlast_img read more

Petco Foundation Honors Animal Welfares Best In Show

first_imgThe Petco Foundation gathered approximately 500 guests at this year’s “Celebration of Love” awards gala, which recognized seven organizations and individuals from across the country for their dedication, determination and actions to create lifesaving impacts for pets in need.The Petco Foundation’s Helping Heroes Award, presented by Natural Balance, went to Houston-based non-profit Mission K9Hosted by the animal-loving emcee, Jane Lynch (“Hollywood Game Night”, “Glee”, and “Best in Show”), the evening also featured the first-ever “Innovation Showdown.” In partnership with the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, two organizations had the opportunity to pitch their innovative lifesaving ideas for pets to a panel of expert animal welfare investors.“The Petco Foundation’s awards gala is an inspiring evening for all animal lovers,” shared Susanne Kogut, Executive Director of the Petco Foundation. “The organizations and individuals honored at this year’s event offered unique, eye-opening stories and testimonials of the dedicated hard work taking place across the country to create lifesaving communities for animals.”Dog behaviorist, Victoria Stilwell (“It’s Me or The Dog” host and author), and State Farm presented Karl Booker with the special “Unsung Hero Award” for his dedication to tirelessly working to save Lifeline Animal Project’s hardest-to-place dogs.The other 2017 awards and recipients included: • Paul Jolly Compassion Award presented by Central Garden and Pet to the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association: Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the association led a dramatic shift in saving animal lives. In 2012, the lifesaving rate was at 35 percent, jumping to 63 percent in 2014, and eventually to 91 percent in 2014, staying greater than 81 percent ever since. • Spay Neuter Award presented by Merrick Pet Care to the Los Angeles Coalition for Pets and Public Safety: The organizations’ high-impact spay and neuter clinics, which first started in the city of Los Angeles, have expanded to the greater Los Angeles County, sterilizing over 100,000 animals, helping to reduce shelter intake in these often underserved communities. • Helping Heroes Award presented by Natural Balance to Mission K9: A Houston-based non-profit serving retiring and retired Military Working Dogs, Contract Working Dogs, and other Dogs Who Serve, was recognized this year for their work to reunite these heroes with their former handlers or adopt them into new loving homes. • Love Amplified Award presented by Petco to NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations for Clear the Shelters: In recognition of NBC and Telemundo owned stations marketing and community outreach efforts, in partnership with hundreds of animal shelters across the U.S. and in Puerto Rico, the stations’ “Clear the Shelters” pet adoption campaign was inspired by a local pet adoption effort spearheaded by NBC 5 (KXAS) and Telemundo 39 (KXTX) in Dallas-Forth Worth, Texas and expanded nationally in 2015, resulting in more than 70,000 pet adoptions. • Lifesaving Impact Award presented by Blue Buffalo was given to Atlanta’s Lifeline Animal Project: Recognized this year for achieving a nearly 90 percent save rate despite taking in more than 16,000 animals in 2016. • The Founder’s Award was presented by Lucy Pet to Brian Devine: As former Petco CEO and Chairman, Brian Devine was honored this year for his creation of and commitment to the Petco Foundation.About the recognition, Mission K9’s founder’s Kristin Maurer said, “Receiving the Helping Heroes Award from Petco Foundation was such an incredible honor as well as a surprise. The Petco Foundation has done so much for Mission K9 Rescue already by providing life-changing financial support that we never expected more. This award not only gives us legitimacy in the non-profit community, but it also makes us proud that people recognize our work with retired working dogs!”Friday’s “Innovation Showdown” competition between animal welfare finalists – the Brandywine Valley SPCA and Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) – to present their unique ideas to save lives also drew attention from attendees and a celebrity and expert panel of judges that included Daymond John (“Shark Tank,” NY Times Bestselling Author, Founder/CEO of FUBU, and Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship under the Obama administration), Jackson Galaxy (cat behaviorist, author, entrepreneur, founder of the Jackson Galaxy Foundation, and host of “My Cat from Hell”), and Susanne Kogut (Executive Director for the Petco Foundation).Both Showdown finalists received investments from the Foundation to bring their lifesaving ideas to life, which included: • Brandywine Valley SPCA who presented “Mama in the Box,” a kitten feeding solution with a portable design to make care for bottle-baby kittens easier and safer. • Animal Care Centers (ACC) of NYC who pitched “The ACC Digital Shelter,” a digital kiosk experience that brings adoptable pets directly to where New Yorkers are as they go about their day. This interactive experience is designed to keep shelter pets top-of-mind.“Building an active animal welfare community is the key to making a city the best it can be for our animals and the people who love them,” explained Risa Weinstock, President and CEO of Animal Care Centers of NYC. “By bringing ACC directly to the people through our digital shelter platform, we are giving our animals the best chance at finding loving homes. The lifesaving investment the Petco Foundation has made to make this idea a reality will touch the lives of all New Yorkers and help to end animal homelessness in New York City and across the nation.”To help celebrate and honor all the finalists and award recipients, the awards gala also featured a paw-printed red carpet with “pawparazzi” and a photo booth for guests to capture selfies with adoptable puppies and kittens.To learn more about the Petco Foundation and awards gala, visit: read more

Skawennati takes aboriginal storytelling into cyberspace

first_imgAdvertisement The word machinima, she explains, is a cross between machine and cinema and denotes a means of producing animated films by using computer graphics and video-game technology.Skawennati’s Hunter and Warriors.In coordination with the CAG, Emily Carr University of Art + Design, and the Museum of Anthropology, Skawennati has been working with six participants in MOA’s Native Youth Program, demonstrating ways in which oral storytelling traditions can be “reimagined” in virtual environments. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Skawennati, the award-winning new-media artist, did not set out to create a career for herself in cyberspace. Based in Montreal, she was born in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk Territory on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River, grew up in the suburb of Châteauguay, and studied design art at Concordia University.“When I started [there], the supplies that we had to get were Rapidograph pens, inks, erasers,” she says with a laugh. “That’s how old I am.”Skawennati is speaking to the Georgia Straight while seated on a sofa in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s Burrard Marina Field House, where she has been artist in residence for the past couple of weeks. She is in the early stages of a CAG commission to create a work for exhibition in 2017, but more immediately, she has been in Vancouver to lead an extended machinima workshop with aboriginal youth.last_img read more

Celebrating 20 years Bell Fund launches new program and direction

first_imgFunding content that attracts audiences everywhereThe Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program will provide a grant up to $150,000 for original documentaries, lifestyle and factual programming that have a maximum length of 15 minutes per episode and a minimum of six episodes. To be eligible a producer now has more platform options, including a CRTC licensed Canadian broadcaster-owned digital platform, hybrid VOD services and digital platforms accessible to Canadians.  “We want to invest in commercially successful content which will attract larger audiences everywhere, in Canada and around the world on broadcast and streaming platforms,” said Nancy Chapelle, Executive Director of the Bell Fund.After the launch of the Short-Form Digital Series Non-Fiction Program in November the next deadlines are February 1, 2018 for its Development Programs (Slate Development, Webdocs Development) and May 7, 2018 for the second deadline of the Short-Form Digital Series, fiction (comedy, drama). The Bell Fund will continue to support TV series by committing a significant portion of its funding to the launch of a new program, also with the May 7 deadline. These new programs are based on input from extensive industry consultations conducted by the Bell Fund over the past eight months. The Fund will also continue to run its popular professional development program – details will be released later this year.The Bell Fund is pleased to launch its first pilot program for producers who have always been at the forefront of creating innovative ways to tell reality-based stories. New guidelines and eligibility requirements for November’s Short-Form Digital Non-Fiction deadline are available on the Bell Fund website Please contact the Bell Fund directly for more information on any of the Fund’s new programs.About the Bell FundThe Bell Fund provides grants to Canadian media content makers who create and produce engaging content for audiences in Canada and around the world. Bell Fund investments support content development and production for broadcast and digital platforms that are accessible to all Canadians. For 20 years, since 1997, the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 Canadian digital media projects and television programs. The Bell Fund also supports training, research, professional development and promotion for the Canadian media production industry.The Bell Fund receives annual contributions of approximately $17 million from Bell TV as part of its broadcast distribution undertaking (BDU) contributions to the industry. The Fund was also awarded a $10 million endowment from Bell TV which supports the Fund’s development programming. The Bell Fund is incorporated as a not-for-profit organization, governed by an independent Board of Directors representing various sectors of the television and digital media industry. Login/Register With: “Digital media has significantly transformed the production industry which is why the Bell Fund must continue adapting. Our new programs embrace this reality and will continue to move the industry forward,” said Bell Fund Chair Suzanne Guèvremont, who is also General Manager of Montreal’s NAD (School of Digital Arts, Animation and Design) and Vice Chair of SODEC. “Our 20th anniversary makes this a time to reflect on the great work we’ve invested in and to look forward as we address the  challenging times content creators are facing in a multi-platform world,” added Guèvremont. Since 1997 the Bell Fund has invested over $200 million in 2,000 projects.The four new pilot programs were created in response to the CRTC’s update of the Policy Framework for Certified Independent Production Funds. To increase the variety of productions that are accessible to all Canadians in our multi-platform universe the Bell Fund is expanding its programming to include a variety of formats and platforms. Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement TORONTO and MONTRÉAL, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ – The Bell Fund is launching the first of four pilot programs as it celebrates its twentieth anniversary of investing in the Canadian media production industry. The Fund’s first deadline will be November 13, 2017 for its Short-Form Digital Series for non-fiction which covers factual, lifestyle and documentary programming. Facebook Advertisementlast_img read more

National Ballet of Canada Announces a New Initiative See The Music Hear

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement The National Ballet is one of the few companies in the world to have its own orchestra, admired for the range and versatility of repertoire it performs as well as the theatrical insight and colour it brings to the company’s work onstage.See the Music, Hear the Dance takes place at 6:25 pm in the auditorium and is free to all ticket holders for the March 8 and June 16 performances.The Sleeping Beauty is onstage March 8 – 18, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Facebook Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced a new initiative within the popular pre-performance Ballet Talks series, See the Music, Hear the Dance. Led by Principal Conductor and Music Director David Briskin and featuring The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra, the new series invites audiences to deepen their knowledge of the musical language of ballet.See the Music, Hear the Dance will take place prior to the opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty on March 8, 2018 and on June 22, before a performance of Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black & Cacti.“The relationship between music and movement is something that is inherent in the experience of a dance performance,” said Mr. Briskin. “See the Music, Hear the Dance is a quote by the great choreographer George Balanchine who was renowned for his musicality and the perfect title for our new Ballet Talks series. The Talks will give audience members a greater understanding and appreciation for the music they are about to experience as well as spotlight the talented musicians in the National Ballet orchestra.” Advertisementlast_img read more


first_img9 p.m. – An action-packed reboot of the classic series, the new MAGNUM P.I. stars Jay Hernandez as ex-Navy SEAL turned private eye Thomas Magnum along with a female Higgins (Perdita Weeks). Advertisement 8 p.m. – The humorous and uplifting drama GOD FRIENDED ME starring Brandon Micheal Hall.10 p.m. – A new primetime interview series, THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW features the three-time Emmy® Award winner and his whip-smart brand of humour while in conversation with compelling personalities. Facebook Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitter SpecialsLong-awaited appointment-viewing special ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE, featuring the first new ABBA music in 35 years from the legendary pop group.The celebration of notable and talented Canadians with the return of THE 2018 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS to CTV.Mid-season DebutsIn 2019, CTV unveils seven new acquisitions, a reunion special and rolls out a new original comedy:The new original comedy series JANN, with Jann Arden playing a clearlyfictionalized version of herself: a formerly famous Canadian singer desperately trying to make herself relevant again.Starring fan-favourites Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan, WHISKEY CAVALIER, an action-packed, hour-long action dramedy.Legal thriller THE FIX, a courtroom drama with high-profile attorney and author Marcia Clark at the helm as executive producer.A timely, racially charged drama from Hollywood heavyweight producers Ava DuVernay and Greg Berlanti, THE RED LINE, starring TV veteran Noah WyleFast-paced, spy-hunting thriller THE ENEMY WITHIN, in which an FBI agent enlists a locked up, ex-CIA operative (Jennifer Carpenter) to track down a criminal.THE VILLAGE, the heart-warming drama about a bonded family of neighbours in an apartment building in Brooklyn.GRAND HOTEL, the soapy Miami Beach hotel upstairs/downstairs drama executive produced by Hollywood A-lister Eva Longoria.AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: THE CHAMPIONS, featuring the very best “AGT” contenders from around the world.The Martin Scorsese-directed SCTV REUNION SPECIAL, featuring a candid interview with the surviving original cast members and Jimmy Kimmel.NFLAs the exclusive television broadcast partner of the NFL in Canada, Bell Media continues to deliver games in all of the league’s broadcast windows across CTV, CTV2, TSN, and RDS. CTV provides NFL Sunday games at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., with SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL available on CTV2. CTV also brings viewers all playoff games, and one of the biggest sporting events of the year – the SUPER BOWL.NewsCTV News continues to be Canada’s most-watched news organization, delivering a total of 740 hours of original news production each week with a distinctly Canadian perspective. CTV News brings viewers the most significant international and domestic news stories of the day, led by CTV NATIONAL NEWS, the country’s most-watched national newscast, as well as locally focused weekday evening newscasts at both 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. that are the top local choice in more markets than any other broadcast outlet.The award-winning W5, Canada’s most-watched documentary series, returns for a 53rd season Saturdays at 7 p.m. on CTV, while venerable political discussion forum QUESTION PERIOD returns Sunday mornings.TALKCTV’s daytime schedule continues to win audiences with the Canadian TV’s strongest daytime lineup featuring the Top 4 daytime talk shows including THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW, DR. PHIL, THE VIEW, LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN and THE DR. OZ SHOW along with Top 2 Canadian lifestyle series THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW and THE SOCIAL. Kicking it all off is CTV’s daily morning show YOUR MORNING.Late-Night LaughsCTV’s premium late night lineup includes some of the most-talked about comedic stars of the moment including THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH, LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, and THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN. Additional hit late night shows include THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and CONAN.EventsCTV delivers more live events than any other conventional broadcaster in Canada. Television’s biggest event programming in 2018/19 includes Canada’s most-watched television events including THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS®, SUPER BOWL LIII, THE 76th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS, THE 70th PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, THE 52nd COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, THE 73rd TONY AWARDS, THE 2018 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS, THE 2019 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, THE SCTV REUNION SPECIAL, and more.CTV2CTV2 delivers a strong prime-time schedule with 13.5 hours of simulcast in primetime, delivering a can’t-miss schedule every night of the week:THE VOICE sings on Mondays.Tuesdays are all about the laughs with new series THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT, a family-focused single-camera comedy about traditional Irish-Catholic family; THE BIG BANG THEORY; and SPLITTING UP TOGETHER.Wednesday is packed with original programming including CARTER at 8 p.m. and THE DETAIL at 9 p.m.Thursdays are action-packed with the FOX NFL PRE-SHOW and THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.On Sundays, sports reigns supreme with FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA and SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.Comedy strips of THE BIG BANG THEORY, THE GOLDBERGS, and cult comedy-classic SEINFELD lead into and cap off weekday programming.# # #THE CTV FALL 2018 NIGHT-BY-NIGHT PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE:All times ET. New programs are BOLD. (S) = SimulcastMONDAYS7 p.m.              ETALK7:30 p.m.        THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)8 p.m.             THE RESIDENT (S) – NEW TO CTV9 p.m.             MAGNUM P.I. (S)10 p.m.            THE GOOD DOCTOR (S)TUESDAYS7 p.m.             ETALK7:30 p.m.        THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)8 p.m.             THE VOICE (S)9 p.m.             THIS IS US (S)10 p.m.         THE ROOKIE (S)WEDNESDAYS7 p.m.             ETALK7:30 p.m.       THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)8 p.m.             THE GOLDBERGS (S)8:30 p.m.       AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE (S)9 p.m.             GREY’S ANATOMY10 p.m.           CRIMINAL MINDS (S)THURSDAYS7 p.m.              ETALK7:30 p.m.        THE BIG BANG THEORY  (S)8:00 p.m.       THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)8:30 p.m.       YOUNG SHELDON (S)9 p.m.             STATION 19 (S)10 p.m.           LAW & ORDER: SVU (S)FRIDAYS7 p.m.             ETALK7:30 p.m.       THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)8 p.m.             BLINDSPOT (S)9 p.m.             HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER10 p.m.           BLUE BLOODS (S)SATURDAYS7 p.m.              W58 p.m.              CTV MOVIE10:00 p.m.     THE BIG BANG THEORY10:30 p.m.      THE BIG BANG THEORYSUNDAYS7 p.m.              NFL (S)7:30 p.m.        NFL ON CTV POSTGAME8 p.m.              GOD FRIENDED ME (S)9 p.m.              SHARK TANK (S)10 p.m.         THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW (S)WEEKDAYS ON CTV6 a.m.             YOUR MORNING9 a.m.             LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN (S)10 a.m.           THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW11 a.m.            THE VIEW (S)12 noon          CTV NEWS AT NOON1 p.m.             THE SOCIAL2 p.m.             THE DR. OZ SHOW (S)3 p.m.             DR. PHIL (S)4 p.m.             THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW (S)5 p.m.             CTV NEWS AT FIVE6 p.m.             CTV NEWS AT SIXWEEKNIGHTS ON CTV11                     CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME11:30               CTV NEWS12 midnight  THE DAILY SHOW WITH TREVOR NOAH12:30 a.m.     THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN (S)1:30 a.m.       CONANTHE CTV2 FALL 2018 PRIME-TIME SCHEDULE:MONDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)7:30 p.m.       ETALK8 p.m.             THE VOICE (S)10 p.m.           THE GOLDBERGS10:30 p.m.     SEINFELD (S)TUESDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)7:30 p.m.       ETALK8 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY8:30 p.m.       THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (S)9 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY9:30 p.m.       SPLITTING UP TOGETHER (S)10 p.m.           THE GOLDBERGS10:30 p.m.     SEINFELD (S)WEDNESDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)7:30 p.m.       ETALK8 p.m.             CARTER9 p.m.             THE DETAIL10 p.m.           THE GOLDBERGS10:30 p.m.     SEINFELD (S)THURSDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)7:30 p.m.       THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW (S)8:30 p.m.       THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)FRIDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY (S)7:30 p.m.       ETALK8 p.m.             CTV MOVIE10 p.m.           THE GOLDBERGS10:30 p.m.     SEINFELD (S)SATURDAYS7 p.m.             DRAMA ENCORES8 p.m.             DRAMA ENCORES9 p.m.             DRAMA ENCORES10 p.m.           W5SUNDAYS7 p.m.             THE BIG BANG THEORY7:30 p.m.       THE BIG BANG THEORY8 p.m.             FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (Joining in Progress)8:20 p.m.       SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (S)WEEKDAYS ON CTV TWO10 a.m.           THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW11 a.m.            THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW12 noon          U.S. COMEDY STRIP12:30 p.m.     U.S. COMEDY STRIP1 p.m.              THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (Encore)1:30 p.m.        THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL (S)2 p.m.              THE SOCIAL3 p.m.              THE DR. OZ SHOW (S)4 p.m.              U.S. COMEDY STRIP4:30 p.m.        U.S. COMEDY STRIP5 p.m.              DR. PHIL (S)6 p.m.              CTV NEWSWEEKNIGHTS ON CTV211 p.m.            CTV NEWS11:30 p.m.      THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON (S)12:30 a.m.      LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS (S)1:30 a.m.        ETALKSOCIAL MEDIA Big-Buzz New Series and SpecialsCTV freshens its fall schedule with new content including:Two huge new dramas (THE ROOKIE and MAGNUM P.I.), a retro comedy (THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT), an aspirational dramedy (GOD FRIENDED ME), and a star-filled new talk show (THE ALEC BALDWIN SHOW).Two new co-viewing specials, ABBA: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE; and CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS, which returns to CTV.The sophomore season of proven medical drama THE RESIDENT.New programming on deck for CTV mid-season are:Five new dramas (THE ENEMY WITHIN, THE FIX, THE RED LINE, THE VILLAGE, and GRAND HOTEL).The high-octane dramedy WHISKEY CAVALIER.A special edition competition series, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT: CHAMPIONS.The new CTV original comedy JANN starring Canadian icon Jann Arden, and can’t-miss television event THE SCTV REUNION SPECIAL.Returning HitsCTV delivers more Top 20 hits than all other Canadian networks combined. With an incredibly stable schedule, CTV is the only Canadian network to feature a returning Top 20 hit every weeknight.** Returning to CTV are:Canada’s #1 series and #1 comedy, THE BIG BANG THEORY#1 new series and #2 series overall, YOUNG SHELDON#2 new series and Top 4 program overall THE GOOD DOCTOR#1 sophomore series (in key demos), THIS IS USTwo Top 10 Shondaland success stories, newcomer (STATION 19) and, riding high after 14 seasons, GREY’S ANATOMY#1 Canadian drama (with A18-49 and A25-54) on broadcast television, CARDINALOriginal satirical news comedy THE BEAVERTON joins CTV in its third season, while international music format THE LAUNCH returns for Season 2.Fall PremieresFall brings fresh new programming and Top 20 series to the CTV schedule with 19 hours of simulcast in primetime:Mondays8 p.m. – The sophomore season of THE RESIDENT, the compelling medical drama starring fan-favourites Matt Czuchry and Canada’s Emily VanCamp Source : Source: Numeris, 2017-18 BYTD (Sep 18, 2017 – May 6, 2018). Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters *Among A18-49 and A25-54 **Among total viewersAbout CTVCTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 17 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada’s premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network’s website at Advertisement TORONTO, June 7, 2018 – CTV unveiled today a prime-time schedule today representing the same strategy that has defined its unrivalled record of success as Canada’s most-watched television network for the past 17 years. With a focus on schedule stability and storytelling strength across genres, timeslots, and demographics, the CTV 2018/19 schedule delivers the most returning Top 20 hits of any prime-time television schedule in North America. Additionally, the schedule present a collection of compelling new programming selected with the same strategic curation that has seen CTV deliver the most-watched new program of the year for the past eight seasons.* The CTV 2018/19 schedule will be presented by Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming at the #CTVUpfront celebration of conventional television today in Toronto.“Incredible stories are what captivates viewers and makes television infinitely compelling,” said Mike Cosentino, President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. “Our new schedules are jam-packed with new and returning series that embrace powerful storytelling and unforgettable characters. Along with live-in-the-moment specials and can’t-miss TV events, more than ever, CTV truly has something for everyone this season.”Among the highlights from CTV’s 2018/19 prime-time schedule: Advertisement Tuesdays10 p.m. – This fall’s biggest series THE ROOKIE marks the return of Nathan Fillion to primetime television as a man who pursues his dream of joining the LAPD in the midst of a mid-life awakening.Sundayslast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Brina’s Back.Netflix’s streaming hit Chilling Adventures of Sabrina got the Winter off but is back filming Part 3 today.Parts 3 & 4 filming dates: May 17th to February 20th, 2020. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img Sabrina Movie Advertisement Sixteen more chapters.Cast: Kiernan Shipka, Gavin Leatherwood, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Michelle Gomez, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Tati Gabrielle. Twitterlast_img read more


first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Since the launch of this initiative in 2005, the RBC Foundation-supported Emerging Artists Program has assisted over 60 artists, many of whom have gone on to leading roles at the Shaw Festival and stages across the country.About the Shaw Festival: Inspired by the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival creates unforgettable theatrical encounters. The Shaw Festival is a place where people who are curious about the world gather to share the unique experience of live theatre and to create a deeper human connection with the artists, the beauty and abundance of Niagara and with each other. For more information, please visit WITH THE SHAW FESTIVALFACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM#SHARE YOUR SHAW Advertisement Twitter Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment On May 25th, during the opening celebration of Brigadoon, Shaw Festival Executive Director Tim Jennings announced a three-year commitment from the RBC Foundation for the ongoing support of the Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. Supporting the Festival since 1972, the RBC Foundation continues their long-time partnership with The Shaw with a multi-year pledge of $250,000 in funding. This renewed commitment will provide support to approximately 21 emerging Shaw Festival artists through the 2021 season.Managed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig, The Shaw’s Emerging Artists Program focuses on providing young actors with a livable income, diverse training and performance experience; mentorship support and networking opportunities to help them establish successful careers in the arts.The RBC Foundation’s generosity allows the Shaw Festival to expand existing training to include workshop sessions with internationally renowned artists who are masters in their craft. These exclusive classes expose the Emerging Artist to diverse ideas and varied approaches to help hone their multi-disciplinary artistry. Each Emerging Artist is paired with an established actor in the Shaw Festival ensemble. These mentors offer guidance throughout the season to help the Emerging Artist acclimate to the company, region and theatre industry.last_img read more

Lubicon say Alberta ignoring oil spill health concerns

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe Lubicon Cree say the Alberta government has done little since 28,000 barrels of crude oil spilled from a broken pipeline onto lands claimed by the First Nations community.Alberta environmental officials continue to refute claims by the Lubicon that the spill has soiled the air and is making people sick.Alberta hasn’t even bothered to send any health officials to the community.Many residents are saying that the odour is causing a burning feeling in their eyes and chest.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto took a tour of the area by helicopter and said she felt the same symptoms.“The small seems to waft in and out,” LoPinto reported. “Since I have arrived I have been feeling…nausea, headaches, burning and itchy eyes.last_img read more

Alberta Metis continue legal battle to prove they existed

first_imgAPTN National NewsA court ruling crucial to the future of the Metis land hit the Metis people as they commemorate the death of Louis Riel.A Metis hunter from southern Alberta has lost his appeal Wednesday to have his hunting and fishing rights recognized.But the Metis in Alberta insist that the ruling could be a victory in disguise.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.last_img

BC man under RCMP investigation for online dead Indian comment was once

first_imgJorge Barrera APTN National NewsA Terrace, B.C., man who was once a gay wedding trailblazer is now under an RCMP investigation for a possible hate crime after posting on social media that the “only good Indian is a dead Indian.”Terrace RCMP said Thursday an investigation is under way into the comment posted by Howard Boake on the web page of the local Terrace Standard newspaper. The RCMP said the investigation was triggered on Tuesday after they received a complaint from a “concerned citizen” over the comment.Boake wrote on Facebook that, “the only good Indian is a dead Indian…Let have open season on em (sic).”RCMP Const. Angela Rabut said the investigation is exploring whether there is a public safety component to the online comment.“First and foremost is public safety. Is the public safe? We are going to make sure of that,” said Rabut.Rabut said the investigation’s findings will be forwarded to local Crown counsel who will then determine whether there is enough to lay hate-crime related charges.“We have to decide the criminal element of the comment,” she said.Rabut would not say whether they contacted Boake because it was an “active investigation.”APTN National News phoned and messaged Boake on Facebook seeking comment.Boake’s comment was quickly deleted by the newspaper but not before someone captured an image of the racist words. The screen capture was shared widely over social-media and first reported by WestCoast Native News.Boake’s publicly available Facebook page shows he posted a comment on an August 2014 story by the Terrace Standard about the Gitxsan Treaty Society delivering an eviction notice to CN.“WHY do first nations THINK they OWN CANADA? (sic),” posted Boake.Boake is Facebook friends with a man named Jimbob Harris-Boake. On July 23, 2003, the Terrace Standard led with a front-page story about the gay wedding of Jim Harris and Howard Boake beneath a headline saying it was the community’s first such nuptials.The story said the two men were to be married on Aug. 9 of that year. The story described Boake as a retired truck driver who is now likely in his 70s. The pair made a lifelong commitment to each other two years earlier.Photo from Aug. 9 wedding of Jim Harris and Howard Boake. (Facebook)The marriage occurred before the full legalization of same-sex marriage in Canada.Harris could also not be reached for comment.Last week, Maclean’s magazine created a stir after it published a front page story declaring Winnipeg the most racist city in Canada and that the country had a worse race problem than the read more

9 people including 3 children dead after Pikangikum house fire say community

first_imgAPTN National NewsNine people, including three children, died in a house fire that began late Tuesday night in the fly-in northern Ontario community of Pikangikum, according to community members.The OPP said in a statement local authorities received a call at about 11:44 p.m. about a residential fire on Dunsford Rd. in Pikangikum First Nation.The OPP statement said “a number of persons” were killed in the fire and that several others were still unaccounted for.Two community members told APTN National News that a total of nine people had died in the fire, including three children, all from the same family.Pikangikum is a fly-in community which sits about 500 kilometres northwest of Thunder Bay.last_img read more

US current account deficit hits 1231 billion

first_imgWASHINGTON – The deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade rose to the highest level in more than eight years this spring, reflecting in part a drop in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies.The deficit in the current account increased to $123.1 billion, up 8.5 per cent from an imbalance of $113.5 billion in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the biggest deficit since a gap of $150 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008.The current account is the most complete measure of trade because it includes not only goods and services but investment flows and other payments between the United States and the world.President Donald Trump has promised to reduce America’s trade deficit, contending it costs U.S. factory jobs.One of the biggest contributing factors to the larger deficit in the April-June quarter was a decline in receipts from foreigners after they had risen sharply in the first quarter. The government attributed the $5.2 billion decrease in receipts of secondary income from foreigners to a decline in fines and penalties paid by foreign companies. That category had risen sharply in the first quarter.Exports of goods and services increased $2.2 billion in the second quarter. Exports are getting a lift from a pickup in global growth and a drop in the value of the U.S. dollar against other currencies. A weaker dollar makes American products more competitive on foreign markets.Imports of goods and services were also up in the second quarter, rising $11.8 billion, reflecting rising domestic demand from stronger U.S. growth.The rise in the current account deficit put the imbalance in the second quarter at a level equivalent to 2.6 per cent of the total economy, as measured by the gross domestic product, up from 2.4 per cent in the first quarter. By comparison, the largest current account deficit in relation to GDP was in the fourth quarter of 2005 when the deficit totalled 6.3 per cent of GDP.Trump says America’s trade deficits have been caused by bad trade deals and abusive practices by China and other U.S. trading partners. He has pledged changes that he says will reduce the deficit and bring back American factory jobs.last_img read more

WestJet names new carrier Swoop says ticket orders will begin in early

first_imgCALGARY – WestJet says that its new no-frills, lower-fare airline will be named Swoop.The Calgary-based company (TSX:WJA) has been gradually revealing details of its new carrier since April.Last month, WestJet said the new airline would begin service next summer, rather than late this year as initially announced.The airline said on Aug. 1 that it didn’t expect to get regulatory certificates until the first quarter of 2018.It also said that the new carrier would reveal its schedule early next year and begin flights next June.Besides announcing the new name, WestJet said Wednesday it plans to start advance ticket sales in early 2018.last_img read more

EU Brexit chief laments slow progress but hails new dynamic

first_imgBRUSSELS – The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Thursday that talks on Britain’s departure from the bloc are weeks, possibly months, away from making substantial progress, despite hailing a positive new momentum in the negotiations.Britain is scheduled to leave the EU on March 29, 2019 — the first member country ever to do so — but the talks must be wrapped up by October 2018 to allow time for parliaments to ratify it.More than a year since Britons voted to go, and six months after London triggered the two-year countdown to Brexit, the talks are still in a preliminary phase. Many EU leaders fear that time will run out, leaving a messy divorce that would be damaging to both Britain and its European partners.After a fourth round of negotiations concluded in Brussels, Michel Barnier said: “We will need several weeks, even several months, to be able to see ‘sufficient progress’ on the principles of this orderly departure.”Britain’s Brexit negotiator David Davis was more upbeat, and told reporters that the negotiations had “made important progress.”EU leaders insist the talks must make “sufficient progress” on Britain’s financial settlement, the rights of citizens hit by Brexit and the status of the Ireland-Northern Ireland border before they can be broadened to include future relations and trade between Britain and the EU.Britain the issues are intertwined and should be thrashed out together.EU leaders, minus British Prime Minister Theresa May, must rule on whether and when “sufficient progress” has been made. They had been expected to do just that on October 19-20 at their next summit, but Barnier’s assessment assures that this tentative deadline will be missed.Barnier said Britain has not yet identified the amount of the financial commitments it will make as part of the divorce agreement, although it has agreed to pay its 2019 and 2020 budget share, part of the EU’s long-term budget arrangement agreed on around five years ago.“The only way to reach sufficient progress is that all commitments undertaken at 28 (member states) are honoured at 28,” the former French government minister said.Barnier and Davis acknowledged that they had failed to bridge differences over what role the European Court of Justice should play in the future. One of the main Brexit referendum campaign themes played on public discontent with the Luxembourg-based ECJ ruling on British interests.“This is a stumbling block for the EU,” said Barnier.Still, he hailed the “new dynamic” that May’s speech in Italy last week had inspired and the more detailed British proposals that had resulted from it.Davis agreed that things had changed.“We are making decisive steps forward,” Davis said, adding that much progress was made on ensuring the rights of citizens who will be hit by Britain’s departure. Those include 3 million EU citizens living in Britain and 1 million Britons living on the continent.EU officials have previously said Britain’s offer to EU citizens falls short of guaranteeing the rights they have now. Barnier said Thursday that progress had been made but a “big gap” remained in some areas.In a rare joint statement, British trade unions and British employers called on the U.K. and the EU to offer more certainty to individuals and businesses. They said “after 15 months of human poker, the uncertainty facing 4 million European and U.K. citizens has become intolerable.”The Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry said “a clear guarantee of the right to remain for citizens in both the U.K. and EU27 is needed within weeks.”___Jill Lawless in London contributed to this story.last_img read more

MLS announces new online Canada store as part of Fanatics agreement

first_imgTORONTO – Major League Soccer is partnering with Fanatics in a deal that will mean a unique merchandising portal for Canada.Under a longterm global agreement that begins in 2019, Fanatics gains worldwide rights to produce MLS fan gear apparel, headwear and other goods across all retail and wholesale channels.Its Canada store will open in 2018, however.“We took a ‘Fan-First’ approach to our expanded partnership with Fanatics,” Kathy Carter, president of Soccer United Marketing, MLS’ commercial arm, said in a statement. “We spoke to our supporters in Canada. Their passion and commitment is what makes MLS so special. We listened to their feedback.“They want more selection and a wider assortment of fan gear for Montreal Impact, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Starting next season, that’s what you’ll see with this new deal.”Canadian teams currently offer a limited amount of merchandise with the bulk of products only available from the league’s U.S. online store. Under the new deal, there will be a merchandise division in Canada shipping local product.The Canadian website will be in both English and French.Fanatics will run the official MLS online store,, which encompasses all 23 MLS clubs.Fanatics is also the official in-venue retail provider for Atlanta United, Chicago Fire, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United and the Vancouver Whitecaps.Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Fanatics operates more than 300 online and offline stores, including the e-commerce business for the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL MLS, NASCAR, PGA as well as more than 200 collegiate and pro teams.The company, which recently acquired the apparel brand Majestic, specializes in producing event-related gear — such as celebrating a champion being crowned or a record player performance — overnight.“Our philosophy of faster speed-to-market of merchandise will ensure fans can celebrate the players and teams they love in real-time, including special items for championship moments, record-breaking feats and breakthrough performances,” Gary Gertzog, Fanatics president of business affairs, said in a statement.Adidas continues as the MLS official uniform sponsor. Fanatics will hold the rights to all other merchandise.Follow @NeilMDavidson on Twitterlast_img read more