CBBC is a British children's television brand owned by the BBC and aimed for children aged between 6 and 12. BBC programming aimed at under six-year-old children is broadcast on the CBeebies channel. CBBC broadcasts from 7 am to 9 pm on CBBC Channel; the CBBC brand was used for the broadcast of children's programmes on BBC One on weekday afternoons and on BBC Two mornings until these strands were phased out in 2012 and 2013 as part of the BBC's "Delivering Quality First" cost-cutting initiative. CBBC programmes were broadcast in high definition alongside other BBC content on BBC HD at afternoons on weekends, unless the channel was covering other events; this ended when BBC HD closed on 26 March 2013, but CBBC HD launched on 10 December 2013. CBBC programming returned to BBC Two on Saturday mornings in September 2017 when Saturday Mash-Up! launched, however this strand continues to use the regular BBC continuity announcers and not the CBBC presenters. BBC-produced children's programming, in native languages of Scotland and Wales airs on BBC Alba and S4C respectively.
The BBC has broadcast television programmes for children since the 1930s. The first children-specific strand on BBC television was For the Children, first broadcast on what was the single'BBC Television Service' on Saturday 24 April 1937, it lasted for two years before being taken off air when the service closed due to the Second World War in September 1939. Following the war, For the Children recommenced on Sunday 7 July 1946, with a twenty-minute slot every Sunday afternoon and the addition of programmes for pre-school children under the banner For The Very Young, over the years they became an established feature of the early afternoons on the BBC's main channel BBC One. In 1952, the "For the Children" /; the 1964 launch of BBC Two allowed additional room for children's programming with an edition of Play School technically being the first official programme. On 1 October 1980, Watch with Mother was replaced by See-Saw, moved to BBC2 in June 1987, before ending in 1990. Meanwhile, weekday afternoon children's programmes on BBC One were introduced by the off-screen continuity announcer, though specially-designed menus and captions would be used.
On 9 September 1985, this long-standing block of children's programming was rebranded as Children's BBC, for the first time the children's block had dedicated idents and an in-vision presenter. The BBC had broadcast children's programming using BBC1's team of regular duty announcers; the launch presenter for this block, thus the first Children's BBC presenter of the current format, was Phillip Schofield. During the 1990s, Children's BBC began to be referred to informally on-air as'CBBC'; the official billing name of Children's BBC remained in place, until the BBC's network-wide branding refresh of October 1997, when the official on-air branding changed to CBBC.. Further changes to the schedule were rolled out during the 1990s and 2000s, including the introduction in the late 1980s of Sunday morning programmes on BBC Two only during the Open University's winter break and subsequently year-round. In the 1990s, BBC Scotland introduced Children's BBC Scotland with a mixture of repeats and local programming such as Megamag and Up for It!, broadcast in the school holidays on BBC One Scotland and subsequently on BBC Two Scotland.
During this time, BBC Scotland opt out of the national presenters to broadcast their local version of the weekday morning breakfast show presented by Grant Stott and Gail Porter. From 1996 to 1999, CBBC programmes were shown on the channel Nickelodeon, as part of the CBBC on Nick programming block; the launch of digital channel BBC Choice in 1998 saw the channel broadcasting children's programming in a Saturday afternoon slot, subsequently replaced by the daily 6 am to 7 pm service CBBC on Choice, which aired archive pre-school programming and was itself the precursor of the current CBBC Channel and CBeebies services. In 2002, the launch of the CBBC Channel and the CBeebies Channel saw a wide variety of programmes, both new and archive, being shown again on the new channels from 6 am or 7 am until 7 pm. In 2005, the Secretary of State for Culture and Sport, Tessa Jowell, was questioned in the House of Commons as to whether a public service broadcaster should be broadcasting "lavatorial" humour.
Ms Jowell responded that it was the government's job to develop a charter for the BBC. In 2009, a report published by the BBC Trust found that scheduling changes which took place in February 2008, where programming ended at 17:15, had led to a decrease in viewers; this was noticeable for Blue Peter and Newsround, two of CBBC's flagship programmes. The changes wer
Tarlac City the City of Tarlac, is a 1st class city and capital of the province of Tarlac, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 342,493 people; the city was proclaimed as a urbanized city by the former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, but the decision was opposed by the provincial government. The city is situated along the Tarlac River. To its north is Gerona and Santa Ignacia, west is San Jose, south is Capas and Concepcion and eastern boundaries are Victoria and La Paz. Tarlac City is located about 63 kilometres from the regional center San Fernando, 125 kilometres from Manila. Tarlac City is 24 metres above sea level on some parts but reaching 50 metres on large western portions. Tarlac City was a part of what is now Porac, Pampanga. Parts of Tarlac City are claimed to be among the few portions of land in the province, not created by ancient eruptions from Mount Pinatubo. Tarlac City is politically subdivided into 76 barangays. In the 2015 census, the population of Tarlac City was 342,493 people, with a density of 1,200 inhabitants per square kilometre or 3,100 inhabitants per square mile.
Being at the meeting point of both Kapampangan and Pangasinan languages and ethnicities, both languages are predominantly spoken in the city and environs. Ilocano and Tagalog are used by a few city dwellers those with Ilocano and/or Tagalog ethnicity/ancestry with the latter language serving as a medium for inter-ethnic communications. According to statistics compiled by the Philippine government, the most dominant religion in the city is Christianity; the majority of Christians are Roman Catholics followed by a large concentration of Iglesia ni Cristo. Other Christian groups belong to various Protestant denominations. There are some being non-Christian such as etc.. Tarlac City is the usual bus stop for commuters traveling from the South to the Ilocos Region and Cordillera provinces. Bus companies that take a route through the city include Inc.. Dagupan Bus Company, Philippine Rabbit, Victory Liner, Five Star, First North Luzon Transit, Genesis, Viron Transit and many others. Many of the bus companies' rest stops can be found along MacArthur Highway including Siesta and Motorway.
The MacArthur Highway goes from the southern to the northern end of the city. There are a series of roads leading to Pangasinan as well as Baguio City. Most buses passing through the town of Camiling onwards to Pangasinan take the Romulo Highway which forks from MacArthur Highway along Barangay San Roque. Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway connects with Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway within the capital of the province; the 2 expressways serves as an alternate route for motorists going to the other parts of Northern Luzon area such as Pangasinan, La Union and Baguio while in the Marcos Highway via TPLEX and Kennon Road from McArthur Highway. In the future, SCTEx and TPLEx connects with the proposed Central Luzon Link Expressway. CLLEx serves as a future alternate route of motorists from Tarlac to Nueva Ecija and Cagayan Valley region. There are several shopping malls established within the city. To name a few, there is the SM City Tarlac, the first SM Supermall in the Tarlac Province, located along McArthur Highway in San Roque.
The Malatarlak Festival, celebrated every January in Tarlac City, is one of the most remarkable festivals in the province. In 2011, the City Mayor changed the name of the festival to Melting Pot Festival, but it is still remembered by its former name; the festival is a commemoration to the first people who built civilization in the province, the Aetas. The names and themes of the festivals in Tarlac City have changed over the years depending on the City's leadership. For the current administration, the local fiesta or festival has been called Kaisa Festival derived from the word Magkaisa or "Come together as one". Angeles City, Pampanga Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija Taguig City, Metro Manila Baguio City, Benguet Bauan, Batangas Tarlac Province Official Portal Philippine Statistics Authority
The Albert Field Tack Company is a historic industrial site located at 19 Spring Street in Taunton, next to the Mill River. Built in 1868 for a company founded in the 1820s to manufacture fasteners, the main office building is an unusually high-style building given its industrial setting, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It has since been converted into apartments; the Albert Field Tack Company is set east of Spring Street and south and west of the Mill River, southeast of Taunton's center. The front-facing main office building is an ornately decorated 2-1/2 story building, with a hip roof pierced by large gabled sections, a tower at the rear left corner. A series of more utilitarian brick ells extend southeastward toward the river; the site of the Field Tack Company had seen industrial uses since the early 18th century, when mills for carding and dying wool operated there. The Field Tack Works was established in leased space in Taunton beginning in the 1820s. Albert Field purchased this property in the 1850s, soon expanded.
The ornate office building was built in 1868 in the Italianate stylem reflecting the company's success in the manufacture of upholstery tacks and shoe nails. The Field Tack Works added a second factory in Taunton, another one in Fairhaven, Massachusetts; the company was acquired by the Atlas Tack Company in 1896. The Spring Street plant closed in 1902; the building was used as a Pentecostal Church in the 1930s, was occupied by various businesses. National Register of Historic Places listings in Taunton, Massachusetts
Robert Winton Mendenhall is a pioneer of educational technology and entrepreneurship best known as the former president of Western Governors University. Mendenhall is a convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; as a young man he served a two-year mission in the Mexico Veracruz mission. He has served in multiple church leadership roles including Stake president, he is married to Kathleen White and they have 7 children and 22 grandchildren, the oldest of, named Jake Rice. Dr. Mendenhall became president of Western Governors University in 1999, the same year the university enrolled its first students. WGU is a private, non-profit, online university offering competency-based undergraduate and graduate degrees in Business, Teacher Education, Information Technology, Health Professions, including Nursing, it was founded in 1997 by a group of 19 western governors with the mission to improve the quality and expand access to post-secondary educational opportunities. Under Mendenhall's leadership, WGU grew to a national university with more than 84,000 students and 91,100 graduates.
In April 2016, Mendenhall became WGU's first President Emeritus. In March 2016, WGU's Board of Trustees announced Scott D. Pulsipher as the new president. In addition to his seventeen years as president, Dr. Mendenhall served on the WGU Board of Trustees, composed of educators, industry leaders, governors. Discussing the university, Mendenhall said, "WGU was created as a new model for higher education, incorporating the use of technology to expand access and reduce costs, while creating competency-based degree programs to improve accountability for learning." Mendenhall has over 35 years of experience delivering technology-based education. Prior to joining WGU, he was general manager of IBM's K-12 education division, he served as executive vice president for Jostens Learning Corporation. From 1980 to 1992, he was a founder, CEO of Wicat Systems, Inc. a publicly traded company, a leader in providing computer-based curriculum, instructional management and testing to schools, technology-based training to government and industry.
Mendenhall was a founding Board member of the Presidents' Forum, a trustee of the Committee for Economic Development, served on the NGA/ASTD Commission on Technology & Adult Learning, on IBM’s Education Advisory Council, on the National Forum on 21st Century Skills Education Advisory Board, on the Technology Working Group for the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Mendenhall is a former member of the Board of the Department of Business and Economic Development for the State of Utah. Mendenhall received his bachelor's degree in University Studies and a doctorate in Instructional Psychology and Technology from Brigham Young University. On July 15, 2017, Dr. Mendenhall was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa by Western Governors University. Mendenhall served on the Commission on the Future of Higher Education at the request of U. S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. In 2006, the commission issued a report titled "A Test for Leadership: Charting the Future of U.
S. Higher Education." The report was critical of many aspects of higher education in the U. S. and offered suggestions on how to improve the system. Commenting in the media, Mendenhall stated: "I don't think. Report was more negative than it needs to be about the academy, but not as alarming as it needs to be in shining a light on the challenges in American higher education."On December 5, 2011, Mendenhall was one of several university presidents and higher education representatives invited to the White House by President Obama to discuss the cost of college and improving education. In 2012, Mendenhall testified to the United States Senate Higher Education Committee regarding innovations in college affordability. In 2010, Mendenhall was honored with the Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education for creating educational ideas that work and scaling them up to improve student achievement. Utah Business Magazine named him 2010 CEO of the Year. S. Distance Learning Association's gave him its Award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual in the Field of Distance Learning.
In 2011, Ernst & Young granted Mendenhall the Utah regional award in its Entrepreneur of the Year program in the Technology and Education category. For his work in leading and developing WGU, Dr. Mendenhall was selected by the Higher Education Policy Institute and Council for Adult and Experiential Learning to receive the 2012 Virginia B. Smith Innovative Leadership Award. In 2016 he was the recipient of the Champions of E-Learning Award - Heavy Lifter Award from Presidents’ Forum
Australian White is a large, white breed of Australian meat sheep, developed for Australian conditions. The Australian White sheep are a stabilised composite haired meat breed comprising White Dorper, Van Rooy, Poll Dorset and Texel genetics; the original key objectives in developing the breed were: A meat sheep that did not need shearing or crutching Was resistant to pests A polyestrous ewe that could be joined year-round An animal with good carcass shape and eating qualityThe end goal was to produce lamb in a more economical and viable way, reducing costs and increasing yield whilst still retaining good eating quality. The lamb was designed to better meet the needs of large scale meat lamb producing systems without the complications that come with producing wool; the Australian White is now recognized for its excellent eating qualities. It is a fine textured soft and clean tasting meat, it is high in omegas, its single most distinguishing factor from other sheep breeds. The Australian White was developed on the Tattykeel properties in Black Springs, NSW, Australia by two brothers and Martin Gilmore, over several years and was launched in 2011.
Utilizing embryo transfer, artificial insemination, selective line breeding, the “best” characteristics of the four source breeds were used to develop the AW. The original design was to be a self-replacing meat sheep that sheds its own hair, can survive in extreme weather conditions, early maturing, breed year-round. During the development of the breed its unique eating qualities were evident. O. Malau-Aduli, PhD; the AW breed can now be found all over the world in countries such as New Zealand, Inner Mongolia, the United States. The first AW embryo transfer program was done in 2010 at Tattykeel properties. Since many programs have been conducted each year at the farm with animals going through rigorous selection to continually improve the desired traits and eating quality. A typical ram will have a deep body with a solid barrel. Average ram mature; the ram’s head is more masculine with both good breadth and depth, his pigment tends to be darker than the ewe’s. The ram’s beam shape tapers near the shoulders.
A typical ewe shows good length and width as well as good twist in the hind legs for great balance. Average ewe mature, their heads tend to demonstrate more feminine characteristics with smoother transitions across the skull. They build a thick coat during the winter, their hair becomes finer post-shedding during the warmer months; the AW is selected for a supple hide. The density and thickness of the winter coat varies according to the weather conditions of the area in which they are being raised; the AW matures early in life at around 10-12 months of age. Early maturing breeds are more efficient in terms of maintenance and growth of lambs for slaughter. Growth rates being achieved between 16-18 weeks of age are 105-115lbs; as the breed was developed to finish on grass. The quick turn around and reduced cost to finish the lambs is resulting in increased profit margins for commercial producers. AWs have a quiet temperament and can have low maintenance requirements in various production systems; the meat quality traits of the AW are the biggest distinguishing factors of the breed.
Tattykeel has conducted extensive testing on the intramuscular fat and fat melting point of the AW. The FMP is lower between 82-95°F achieving a similar result to that of Wagyu beef without the need for long term grain feeding. Traits such as IMF and FMP are indicative of the amount of the long chain omega-3 fatty acids levels and have effect on taste and tenderness. Polyunsaturated fats, in particular long chain omega-3s, are known to aid in cardiovascular health as well as many other benefits; the average AW lamb has elevated levels of omega 3s when compared to other breeds and popular consumer red meats. The AW is the exclusive breed used in the released Margra brand created in 2019 for distribution in the United States; the brand name combines the names and Graham, who were the two most influential developers of the Australian White breed. Margra lamb boasts premium consistency of product. Tattykeel continues to conduct research on meat eating qualities of their Australian White sheep with Associate Professor Aduli E.
O. Malau-Aduli, PhD. To ensure the animals are not harmed during the testing, biopsies of the meat are taken from live animals under clinical conditions. Current testing is being used to identify the best lines of animals for eating quality and is proving that the eating quality in these animals is heritable. Development of a proprietary DNA signature, correlations with omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, key sensory eating quality characteristics in Tattykeel Australian White sheep have been branded as a lamb product, genetically different to other lamb breeds marketed on the basis of sensory eating quality characteristics; this project has the ability to see lamb as a protein cross over from the food industry to the health sector due to its high content of long chain omega-3. Australian White Sheep Breeders Association Australian White USA Australian Whi
The Women's 100 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 27, 28 and 29. Prior to the championships, American Carmelita Jeter held the fastest time of the year and the 2009 bronze medalist entered the competition as the second fastest woman of all-time. Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2007 champion, was the next fastest athlete and the only woman to have beaten Jeter that year; the reigning world and Olympic champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was in contention, although her preparations were affected by injury. Marshevet Myers, Kerron Stewart, Kelly-Ann Baptiste were ranked in the top five for the 100 m before the race. In the final, Jeter got out of the blocks with Fraser-Pryce, known for her fast starts; the two were through the first half of the race until Jeter pulled away for a clear win. Fast closing Campbell-Brown and Baptiste edged past Fraser-Pryce at the finish. Prior to the competition, the records were as follows: Qualification: First 3 in each heat and the next 4 fastest advance to the heats.
Wind:Heat 1: -0.1 m/s, Heat 2: -0.5 m/s, Heat 3: +1.8 m/s, Heat 4: +1.8 m/s, Heat 5: -1.3 m/s Qualification: First 3 in each heat and the next 3 fastest advance to the semifinals. Wind:Heat 1: +0.3 m/s, Heat 2: +1.4 m/s, Heat 3: +1.0 m/s, Heat 4: +0.1 m/s, Heat 5: +0.9 m/s, Heat 6: +2.2 m/s, Heat 7: +0.5 m/s Qualification: First 2 in each heat and the next 2 fastest advance to the final. Wind:Heat 1: -1.3 m/s, Heat 2: -1.4 m/s, Heat 3: -1.5 m/s Wind: -1.4 m/s 100 metres results at IAAF website