James Wyant Wins PBS Leadership Award

first_imgJames A. Wyant of Pointe Claire, Quebec, a member of the Vermont PublicTelevision board of directors and chair of VPT’s Canadian charitableorganization, was honored with the 2003 Public Television LeadershipAward. John King, president of Vermont Public Television, presented theaward to him Oct. 4 at the PBS Development Conference in Denver, Colo.The prestigious national award honors volunteers each year for exceptionalwork on behalf of public television. He is the first Canadian to win theaward. Wyant’s wife, Maureen, herself a longtime volunteer for VPT,attended the ceremony.Besides his board work, Wyant hosts fundraising events, opens doors tocorporate support and recruits individual contributions. He is VPT’s mostgenerous individual donor as well.In his highest profile effort of the year, Wyant worked with VPT staff togenerate the idea and raise funds to broadcast a concert by the MontrealChamber Orchestra to commemorate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.The concert of the Faure Requiem, which featured the Sainte-Anne Singers,aired in September. A second program with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra,featuring pieces not seen in the previous broadcast, will air Wednesday,Nov. 26, at 10:30 p.m. It includes Hofmann’s Sinfonia in F major and J.C.Bach’s Sinfonia in B-flat Major, Opus 3, No. 4.VPT’s John King said, “Jim is a one-man ambassador who bridges the borderbetween Vermont and Quebec. We are proud of him and deeply grateful forhis devotion to Vermont Public Television.”last_img read more

Trump To Visit Michigan Ford Plant

first_img(Ypsilanti, MI) — President Trump will be visiting a Ford Motor plant in Michigan today, a state where thousands are reeling from historic flooding and the failure of two dams earlier this week. The President is scheduled to tour a plant in Ypsilanti that’s making ventilators for the COVID-19 crisis. The Ford Motor company and GE Healthcare announced in March that they would produce 50-thousand ventilators over the course of 100 days. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s office says Trump’s visit contradicts rules the governor put in place to fight the spread of COVID-19, but she will not try to stop it.The president has, however, been asked to wear a face mask, during his tour of the plant. ….Together, we built the greatest economy in history. We will do it again – better than ever before!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020last_img read more

Raheem Sterling scores after three minutes for Man City

first_imgRaheem Sterling made a dream debut for Manchester City, as Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat AS Roma 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw after 90 minutes in their International Champions Cup opener.Sterling scored within three minutes of the start to give the Premier League side the lead at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Miralem Pjanic embarrassed Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero with a Roma equaliser from 25 yards on eight minutes, but the Argentine’s discomfort was nothing compared to Ashley Cole’s later in the match.The former England defender gifted City the lead eight minutes into the second half when he completely mishit an attempted backpass, allowing 18-year-old City striker Kelechi Iheanacho to beat Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis from close range.City had dominated the first half, with David Silva linking well with Sterling in a 4-3-3 formation, but the sheer number of second-half substitutions robbed the match of any flow and fluency.Roma playmaker Adem Ljajic made it 2-2 from a free-kick on 88 minutes to send the match into penalties. City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who replaced Caballero at half-time, kept out Seydou Keita’s spot-kick in sudden-death after scoring an emphatic spot-kick of his own to secure two points for City for the shoot-out win.City face Real Madrid on Friday as they continue their preparations for the new Premier League season, which starts with a visit to the Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion on 10 August.–   –last_img read more