LOWELL – Virtual well-baby visits for new moms and infants. Monitoring a nest of turtle eggs in the wild. Cooking videos led by a local nutritionist. Online nature walks with a botanical illustrator.
These are just a few examples of the new online programming local nonprofits have created, thanks to technical-training classes from Lowell TeleMedia Center, funded by a grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation.
Last spring, when the pandemic forced nonprofit organizations into lockdown mode, they moved their face-to-face programs online. However, as summer fast approached, many realized they needed help creating virtual programming to attract young people.
Find your favorite Broadway turkey hidden throughout the Broadway Podcast Network’s (BPN) website for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card in celebration of the holiday season at BPN.fm/turkeyhunt.
Play to win now through December 18, with the winner drawn on December 21. Turkey merchandise is available at BPN.FM/thankyou and portion of the proceeds will be donated to Yee Ha’oolniidoo The Navajo and Hopi Families Covid-19 Relief fund. *no purchase necessary
First hint: I’m a genie in a bottle, baby! This Tony Winner recently starred in a digital Soap Opera about Avvatar, the Musical
Additionally, enjoy some of the live programming that BPN is offering including Shake Shake’s Executive Chef John Karangis cooking alongside Kate Rockwell, a special interactive float by Justin Squigs Robertson which highlights Broadway’s favorites Thanksgiving moments, Vasthy Mompoint’s Friends Parade, Nik Walker ascertaining if Die Hard is a Christmas movie and so much more.
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A scene from the video performance of “The Planets,” a virtual event produced by McCallum Theatre Education. (Photo: Jack Hartin, Special to The Desert Sun)
Yellow school buses no longer line up outside the McCallum Theatre to offload hundreds of students eager to experience high-quality dance, music and theater. But in true theater tradition, the show must go on.
Vice President of Education at McCallum Theatre, Kajsa Thuresson-Frary, said: “Facing the restrictions of the pandemic has motivated us to creatively continue our mission of making the arts available and accessible to the youth in the area. We want to move students into creative problem-solving and self-expression through the Aesthetic Education Program.” She credits the long-term relationships with 25 school program partners for the ability to deliver the virtual instruction that will reach 91
DISH Again Willing to Hold its Subscribers Hostage Rather than Reach an Agreement with Nexstar and Other Broadcasters and Content Providers at Fair Market Rates
Potential Interruption of Service Includes 164 Nexstar Television Stations in 115 Markets
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXST) (“Nexstar”) announced today that DISH Network (“DISH”) (NASDAQ:DISH) subscribers in 115 markets are at risk of losing network and local community programming at 7:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, as DISH has yet to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming. Millions of viewers across the country are in danger of losing the local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming provided by Nexstar’s 164 television stations.
Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with DISH, offering DISH
IRVING, Texas–(Business Wire)–Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXST) (“Nexstar”) announced today that DISH Network (“DISH”) (Nasdaq: DISH) subscribers in 115 markets are at risk of losing network and local community programming at 7:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, as DISH has yet to reach a new distribution agreement allowing the satellite television behemoth the right to continue to air Nexstar’s highly rated programming. Millions of viewers across the country are in danger of losing the local news, traffic, weather, sports, and entertainment programming provided by Nexstar’s 164 television stations.
Since July, Nexstar has been negotiating tirelessly and in good faith in an attempt to reach a mutually agreeable multi-year contract with DISH, offering DISH the same fair market rates it offered to other large distribution partners with whom it completed successful negotiations in 2019 and 2020. Despite generating nearly $11 billion in revenue during the first nine-months
PHP 8.0 introduces major changes to the language, including an improved type system, a new JIT compiler, union types and other enhancements.
PHP version 8.0 has arrived, bringing with it a major update to the 25-year-old programming language.
PHP 8.0 introduces a number of new features to the language, most notably union types, a Just In Time (JIT) complier, nullsafe operator, attributes and ‘named arguments.’
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The JIT compiler is designed to bring performance improvements to web applications by turning code into instructions for the CPU at runtime. Meanwhile, union types is a feature that allows data of more than one type to be held by a variable.
Named arguments allow developers to assign values to a function by specifying the value name, allowing optional parameters to be ignored.
Alongside these, version 8.0 of PHP brings optimizations and enhancements to the language’s type system, syntax, error
The team behind scripting language PHP has announced PHP version 8.0, a major release that may require developers to review code for any breaking changes.
PHP isn’t particularly liked as a language but it is widely used among web developers. Developers rank PHP as the sixth ‘most dreaded’ language in Stack Overflow’s 2020 developer survey, but it also emerges as the eighth most commonly used language.
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When Sylvia Bugg rejoined PBS for a third stint in February 2020, the public broadcaster faced a conventional set of challenges. Then March happened, and everything became very unconventional.
The onset of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. and the summer of social upheaval that followed had a dramatic effect on PBS. Now Bugg — who last month was promoted to chief programming executive and GM of general audience programming — is drawing inspiration from the last few months as she charts a forward-looking content strategy for the organization.
“The real lesson and revelation in all of this was how we had to pivot over the summer, dealing with everything from a pandemic to conversations about race and racism in America, and now an election,” says Bugg. “For me, it is continuing the work of ensuring that our core content strategy remains strong
SAN ANTONIO – For people looking for some family-friendly holiday television, ABC has released its list of holiday-themed programming for 2020.
According to ABC.com, “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,” starts things off on Thanksgiving day. In it, Olaf will team up with Sven on a merry mission. Then, Pixar Animation Studios’ has a special for television, “Toy Story That Time Forgot,” a feature that has Woody and Buzz Lightyear among others from the “Toy Story” films.
On Monday, Nov. 30, “The Disney Holiday Singalong” will feature more music and magic. The one-hour festive musical event will feature star-studded performances, animated on-screen lyrics, more favorite Disney melodies and classic holiday songs, ABC said.
The magic of the holidays continues with “The Great Christmas Light Fight” on Wednesday, Dec. 9, “Shrek the Halls” on Friday, Dec. 18, and “The Sound of Music” on Dec. 20 at 6 p.m.