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first_imgScholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced that a donation of 100,000 new children’s books from The Scholastic Possible Fund will be donated to children in need this holiday season through three non-profit organizations that work to improve global literacy: Toys for Tots (49,200 books), Save the Children (31,700 books) and Room to Read (19,100 books).The donation was made together with Usher and his New Look Charity, a 501c3 organization that develops youth from underserved communities into global leaders.Usher recently joined with Scholastic to launch the new “Open a World of Possible” initiative, designed to elevate the importance and joy of reading for all children. Research and resources are available at: www.scholastic.com/worldofpossible.“We know from research that when children discover a book they love, they are motivated to read more, understand more, and learn more. When that happens, everything is possible,” said Dick Robinson, Chairman, President and CEO, Scholastic. “We applaud all the work that Toys for Tots, Save the Children and Room to Read do to ‘Open a World of Possible’ for children in the U.S. and around the world by giving them wonderful new books and stories to experience, enjoy, and own.”On November 6th 2014, eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist Usher hosted a live classroom webcast, viewed by close to 3 million students and their teachers, where he talked about the ways children can get involved in spreading the joy of reading. For their first call to action, students were asked to learn about three leading non-profit organizations and vote for the organization(s) they’d like to receive a donation of books. Each organization is receiving a portion of the donation from The Scholastic Possible Fund based on the students’ votes.The Scholastic Possible Fund was established as part of the Company’s Open a World of Possible reading initiative to provide donations of new, quality books to children in underserved communities and in communities recovering from crises or natural disasters with the goal of improving global literacy. Books from The Scholastic Possible Fund are distributed through non-profit partner organizations that work to help children and families understand the importance of books and reading from birth through adulthood as a pathway to understanding oneself and becoming a lifelong learner.last_img read more

first_img16Jan Jacobsen sworn in for third term, named chair of two committees Categories: News The day after being sworn in for his third term, state Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, R-Oxford, was named chair for two House committees.Jacobsen will chair the House Committee for Government Operations, as well as the House Committee for Communications and Technology for the 98th Legislature.“I am honored to serve on such vital committees, and to chair Communications and Technology,” Jacobsen said. “Whether its phones, automobiles or cyber security, we need to keep Michigan policies up to date.”Jacobsen was also named to the House Energy Policy, Elections and Ethics and Transportation committees.###last_img read more

first_img State Rep. Tom Barrett invites residents to join him for a cup of coffee and conversation during his local coffee hours.The meet-and-greet will take place Monday, Nov. 20 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Charlotte Community Library located at 226 S. Bostwick St., in Charlotte.“Coffee hours are an opportunity for residents to ask questions and offer ideas,” said Barrett, of Potterville. “Meeting face-to-face to talk about the concerns of citizens is what helps make me an effective representative.”No appointment is needed to attend coffee hours. Those who are unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Barrett’s office by phone at 517-373-0853 or by email at TomBarrett@house.mi.gov. Categories: Barrett News 01Nov Rep. Barrett invites residents to upcoming coffee hourslast_img read more

first_img Categories: Berman News State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming July office hours.“We have been working on a number of important issues in Lansing recently and I would like to hear your feedback,” Rep. Berman said. “I look forward to discussing these topics and answering any questions you may have.”Rep. Berman will meet with residents on Thursday, July 11 at the following time and location:5:30 to 7 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce.No appointments are necessary to attend office hours. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Berman’s office at (517) 373-1799 or RyanBerman@house.mi.gov. 09Jul Rep. Berman announces July office hourslast_img read more

first_imgThe BBC is set to outline how it can make an additional £400 million (€505 million) of savings a year by 2017.The UK public broadcaster has already made a swathe of cost cuts, involving the loss of 1,000 jobs and, a new report will say, £1.1 billion a year in savings.The BBC is in the process of moving youth-skewed channel BBC Three from a broadcast to an online service in order to save £50 million a year in costs, and there has been widespread speculation that arts and culture channel BBC Four faces a similar transition.James Purnell, the former UK government minister, and the BBC’s director, strategy and digital, told BBC Radio 4’s morning news programme, Today, that there are no immediate plans to close BBC Four.A separate BBC news report said that the report, which will be published today, will outline the extra £400 million per annum the BBC needs to save, and will reveal that these cost-savings will have a negative impact on the programmes and services the PSB provides.However, BBC finance chief Anne Bulford said the cost cuts are about ensuring the license fee revenue is spent on content. “It’s vital that as much of the licence fee as possible goes straight to the programmes and services audiences love,” she said.The BBC is keen to make efficiency savings ahead of the renewal of the charter that sets out the BBC’s responsibilities and sets the UK license fee.Public broadcasters around the world are coming under increasing pressure to rein in costs. In Australia, the ABC has just announced a swathe of cuts and Canada’s CBC has made similar moves. Pubcasters in France, Greece and Spain are also under severe financial pressure, both internally and publicly.last_img read more

first_imgNorth American millennial content giant Vice Media has received US$450 million from investment firm TPG, and plans to use the funds in part to push into scripted programming.Vice CEO Shane Smith told CNBC to deal values Vice at $5.7 billion.Part of the investment will go on establishing Vice Studios, which will produce “scripted multi-screen programming”.This makes Vice the latest US content company to enter the increasingly crowded scripted market, and comes after the company launched its linear channel, Viceland, last year.Smith also said the cash would be used to “build up the largest millennial video library in the world” that would include news, food, music fashion, travel, gaming, lifestyle, scripted and feature films.Smith also indicated the library would then be used for direct-to-consumer offers – “all of which represent the future of media,” he said.“Media is probably at its most dynamic, most evolutionary time in its history,” said Smith. “With Facebook and Google taking an ever-growing piece of the online advertising pie, looming ‘skinny bundles’ and OTT/D2C offerings exploding the media status quo – networks have to be nimble, smart and fast moving.”At the Edinburgh International Television Festival last year, Smith predicted a “bloodbath” of M&A activity around the major global media players.However, some of those companies, namely 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiary A+E Networks, are Vice shareholders, and are now joined by TPG, meanwhile, becomes Vice’s latest shareholder, joining the likes of TPG is majority owner of LA-based talent agency CAA and owns a stake in STX Entertainment.In related news, Viceland UK has acquired five Japanese-language toons from distributor Anime Ltd.These are Sui Ashida’s Tokyo Ghoul and follow-up Tokyo Ghoul Root A, Eureka Seven, Cowboy bebop and Samurai Champloo.They will be dubbed into English and comprise a daily midnight / 12am slot from July 17.last_img read more