Connecting pregnant women to vital information

first_img22 August 2014The Department of Health has launched a new mobile phone-based messaging service to provide South Africa’s estimated 1.2-million pregnant women with free antenatal health care information.The department will seek to register as many pregnant women as possible with the SMS service, MomConnect, which will both provide information and advice on pregnancy as well as notify the department about poor service.Launching the service at Soshanguve Multipurpose Community Centre outside Pretoria on Thursdasy, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said the service would advise women on what to do at any stage of their pregnancy and also encourage them to start ante-natal care at an early stage.“We will say, Mom, since you registered with us you are now 13 weeks pregnant, this is what you must do, this is where you must go and this is what you must avoid.“Even after the birth of the baby, we will continue to send the messages for the period of one year. The messages will include advice on the baby, this is what you must do, this is what the baby must get.”He said pregnant women would also be able to send messages to the department to criticise or compliment the services they had received.“In a particular period, we will be able to know from here in Pretoria that in the past six months that most of the messages that are bad were coming from a particular clinic.”The R59-million project will be funded for the first two years by the US government, which is providing R49-million, and Johnson & Johnson and ELMA Philanthropies, each of whom contributed R5-million.The department, with the help of its partners, has trained 10 300 health workers nationally to help pregnant women to register for MomConnect and to provide associated services.“In the coming weeks, every health facility in the country will have at least one person who is trained and whose job will be to assist and register pregnant women,” Motsoaledi said.Mobile operators Vodacom, MTN, Cell C and Telkom are providing a 50% discount on SMS’s sent to pregnant mothers as part of the service.Pregnant mothers and health workers at the Motubatse Clinic in Soshanguve welcomed the initiative on Thursday. Pregnant mother Patricia Mokese, who is already registered, said the project would help them with their check-up dates, since this could be confusing.“We have lot on our mind at home and work, and sometimes we forget to go to the clinics on time,” said Mokese, who is expecting her second child. “The project will help us, especially when something you don’t understand happens to you during the pregnancy. We can send a message for assistance.”Sister Innocentia Hlongwane, who works at the mother and child ward in the clinic, said MomConnect would help expecting mothers to book their appointments early and provide them with information ahead of time.“We can get early bookings for antenatal care,” Hlongwane said. “It will also reduce the risk of the maternal rate and help us as health workers because they will already know the warning signs if there is an emergency.”Source: read more

Luxe central

first_imgFrancois Pinault, the French billionaire, knows how to nudge things up a notch. After entrusting the renovation of the 17th century edifice, the Punta della Dogana, to Japanese starchitect Tadao Ando, the new centre for contemporary art in Venice will house a selection of outstanding, genre-defying works from the Francois Pinault Foundation. The new exhibition titled In Praise of Doubt will bring together historical pieces and new works which question the idea of uncertainty in terms of identity, and revisit the relationship between intimate and personal dimension. Drawing on emblematic works from the 1960s-and right up to the most contemporary creations-the exhibition pays homage to doubt in its most dynamic manifestations; through its strength in challenging prejudices, conventions and certainties. Twenty artists including luminaries like Adel Abdessemed, Marcel Broodthaers, Maurizio Cattelan, Subodh Gupta, David Hammons, Roni Horn, Thomas Houseago, Donald Judd, Edward Kienholz, Jeff Koons, Paul McCarthy, Julie Mehretu, Bruce Nauman, Sigmar Polke, Thomas Shutte, Elaine Sturtevant, Tatiana Trouvu and Chen Zhen will showcase their works. The exhibition will present newly commissioned works by Julie Mehretu and Tatiana Trouve, specially created for the site. Dizzy yet? We are.The exhibition will be on display from April 10 till December 31, 2012.FashionSale priceHe may have become the creative director of Paco Rabbane, but Indian designer Manish Arora hasn’t forgotten to keep fans of his eponymous label happy.Arora has launched an online store where fans of his kitschy, whimsical and fun-tastic designs can swipe off some couture with their credit cards. Of course, given his growing global clout, expect an international price range.FashionDream roleBritish designer Kim Jones has been named the new style director of Louis Vuitton. Having been named ‘Menswear Designer of the Year’ by the British Fashion Council in 2006, Jones has served as creative director for Alfred Dunhill menswear and accessories and has also designed apparel and footwear for sportswear label Umbro.In his new role at Vuitton, Jones will work closely with Marc Jacobs, who currently serves as the artistic director for the luxury label.WatchGet steamyRomaine Jerome’s Steampunk is a follow-up timepiece to the limited edition Titanic-DNA Tourbillon Steampunk A la Grande watch from a few years ago.The Steampunk is large, at 50 mm wide, and the bezel is made of oxidised metal (going by the Titanic DNA theme). The ‘X’ motif of the bezel claws are continued with screws that go deep into the dial. These screws are also meant to resemble steam engine pistons. It is pretty neat and still feels wild.Art Photo shopFormer Dior designer, Hedi Slimane, has a new book of photographs Anthology of a Decade that will showcase a selection of 175 photographs that traverse the music scene, the New York art scene, street fashion and haute couture.The volume records Slimane’s early years in the fashion industry, before, during and after his tenures at Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior and lays bare Slimane’s inspirations for the androgynous, rock look that he invented.Piece de resistanceTrunk callParisian trunk makers TT Trunks, create one-of-a-kind pieces that meet today’s lifestyle. This TT Malle Mini Bar Trunk comes with a 40 litre refrigerator and coffee maker. Coffee and champagne kits can be stored in the door frame. A large drawer divided into compartments presents a service tray case. Each drawer’s column may be replaced by a portable cigar humidor made in solid Okoume wood. Of course at a price.This mini bar trunk is priced at Rs 1.85 lakh.Jewellery Sweet mixThe new jewellery collection by H. Stern is inspired by the famous sketches of the Brazilian architect, Oscar Niemeyer. Subtle curves combine with empty space in a homage so successful that it has the approval of the grandfather of Brazilian modernism himself.In what is the 102-yearold architect’s first foray into the world of jewellery, Niemeyer has approved- though not actually designed-a collection inspired by his sketches. For instance a sketch of a voluptuous woman becomes a pair of elegantly long earrings, the subtle lines of Sao Paulos’ Copan building become a voluminous bracelet, and the sinuous form of the San Francisco de Assis church in Pampulha becomes a wavy ring.TalkTop women artists seem to rake it inDifferent strokesEvery fortnight Artprice posts a theme-based auction ranking. Few weeks ago the focus was on women artists, and rightfully so. Often treated as muses or simply ignored, women artists only really managed to penetrate art history during the 20th century. Today, they form an integral part of major exhibitions and important public sales. So exactly who are the top female artists within the auction sphere? With three seven-figure auction results in 2010, Cindy Sherman has returned to the forefront. In fact, at the Carte Blanche for Phillippe Segalot sale organised by Phillips de Pury in November 2010, her diptych Untitled #420 sold for $1.2m (Rs 5.41 crore) and her Untitled #153 fetched $2.4m (Rs 1.08 crore, her new record). The year was fruitful for the Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu who generated three new personal records including one for The Seven Acts of Mercy that fetched $2m (Rs 9.02 Crore) at Sotheby’s, New York. In 2010, Bharti Kher posted a new record with The Skin speaks a Language not its own at $1.2m(Rs 5.41 Crore) at Sotheby’s London. The British artist Cecily Brown’s Suddenly Last Summer fetched $900,000 (Rs 4.06 Crore) at Sotheby’s New York. The Swedish artist Cecilia Edefalk’s oil on canvas entitled Baby fetched $853,730 (Rs 3.85 Crore) at Bukowskis in Stockholm. Much appreciated in her country of origin where all her sales are generated, Edefalk is the highest-valued female Swedish artist on the market.Speed RacerBentley has created its most potent and radically styled convertible ever-the 202 mph (325 km/h) Supersports ‘Ice Speed Record’ convertible. This new model, limited to just 100 cars worldwide, is a celebration of the company’s world ice speed record by Finland’s four-time world rally champion, Juha Kankkunen, in a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible. The 6-litre, twin turbo-charged W12 engine, produces 640 PS (631 bhp / 471 kW)-the most powerful Bentley ever-and 800Nm (590lb ft) of torque. Paired with a Quickshift six-speed automatic transmission, it launches the convertible ‘Ice Speed Record’ model from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.0s) and reaches 100 mph from a standing start in only 9.5 seconds (0-160 km/h in 9.4s). Va va vroom.Watch outThe Watch Bar in Mumbai promises some good times ahead. Watch connoisseurs can head to this sleek boutique and enjoy a selection of exquisite watches from brands that include Backes and Strauss, Bvlgari, Cartier, Franck Muller, Girard Perregaux, Graham, Hublot, Jaeger Le-Coultre, Parmigiani and TAG Heuer. Stop by. After all, it is the experience that counts.Store HouseStudio Voltaire is a leading independent contemporary arts organisation in London that supports artistic practices and creates a space for thinking, experimentation and reflection; its main activities are the provision of affordable studios, a renowned programme of exhibitions, performances and commissions, and a pioneering education programme.If you can’t make it in person, a selection of special works and editions are available to buy online and can be delivered internationally.Chef TrailTo mark the 10th anniversary of his three-Michelin-star restaurant at the Plaza Athenee hotel in Paris, chef Alain Ducasse decided it was time for a change. He implemented his new Essentiel concept, which eschews flamboyance and fussiness in favour of purity, quality, and authenticity. Ingredients are carefully sourced from Ducasse’s handpicked suppliers and served at the peak of seasonal freshness. Dig in.Operatic FeatThe 70,000 sqm Guangzhou Opera House, designed by top architect, Zaha Hadid, is a unique exploration of contextual urban relationships. The design, taking over seven years to complete, has evolved from the concept of natural landscape and the fascinating interplay between architecture and nature; engaging with the principles of erosion, geology and topography.The Opera House has 1,800 seat theatre plus a 400-seat multi functional hall.THE SPICE CELLARThe sweetest thingBy Magandeep SinghThe most common stereotype (or misconception) that exists about wines is that if you drink a sweet one, you are not sophisticated. That is ridiculous. It’s like saying that if one goes out with blondes, one doesn’t value intelligence in women.The Moscato is in between a sweet and dry wine, especially when done in the Italian style which is low on alcohol and slightly fizzy.A dessert wine can be the sweetest form of expression, no pun intended. But sometimes people find that too syrupy. And dry wines can be too offputting for someone who has never tried wine. The Moscato is a great in-between then, especially when done in the Italian style. This style is usually low on alcohol and slightly fizzy. The grape is very aromatic and to find the aromas of lychees and roses is normal. But always bear in mind that wine is still made from nothing but grapes so all these resulting aromas are nothing but the mystic joys of nature’s many ploys. Even the sugar in a sweet (or semi-sweet) wine is natural, coming from the grapes. No cane sugar is added to sweeten a wine. In short, if you can drink orange juice, you can drink this, without fearing diabetes.It can go very well with light desserts fruits and cream too perhaps. The greatest thing however, to do with this wine is to have it chilled, as an aperitif. The lightness of this wine with the aromas and the sweetness make it quite un-put-down-able.The Moscato, which will be launched in the market, comes from the house of Kimaya. Yes, the brand known for its fashion forays is now stepping into a new realm of aspirations and luxury- bottled wine. Kimaya has quite a few variants from Australia, among which is this prickly off-dry white wine. For now it has launched Kimaya Chardonnay 2010 and Kimaya Shiraz 2010. The label will be available across most major metros and not just in hotels. However, it will not be available at Kimaya stores.The philosophy behind the wines chosen by the brand is rather simple: easy-to-drink with a decent varietal character and a consistent quality that is great for the price.A neat little trick I have learned with off-dry wines is to serve them as an aperitif. Not too much, just a thimbleful. A little sweet start to an evening or a meal. I chill it and serve it in shot glasses. Another trick is to use it in a spritzer with some soda to top, served in a high-ball glass. As a dessert wine, the pairings are best limited to: fruits and cream, white desserts or anything that doesn’t involve cocoa, coffee or dark berry fruits.However, this wine doesn’t store very well; nothing wrong with the wine- it’s a style thing. For a wine that is resplendent in floral aromas and fruity flavours, it is normal that ageing would strip it of this charm. Hence, it’s best to buy these wines fresh and consume. When uncorked, finish.advertisementadvertisementadvertisement CalendarDates that mean something.London’s vibrant art scene comes alive at Chelsea art show. On display will be a selection of work from 45 galleries, representing over 500 individual artists. Prices for original art range from as little a Rs 3,632 to Rs 14.5 lakh. April 1-3.Head to the city of love, Paris, for the Banlieue Blues Jazz Festival. The northern suburbs of Paris are enlivened with exciting jazz and blues performances. April 8Sports fans can head to the World Ski and Snowboard Championship held in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. For 10 ten days, t his northern ski resort sparkles with a joyous celebration of sport, music and art. April 15- 24.last_img read more

Anurag Thakur set for unanimous elevation as BCCI president

first_imgBoard of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary is all set to be unanimously elected as the cricket board’s president at the Special General Meeting, scheduled on Sunday in Mumbai.Thakur, who is also a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament, filed his nomination for the BCCI top post today.Anurag Thakur files his nomination for the post of BCCI president. ANI (@ANI_news) May 21, 2016Thakur will replace Shashank Manohar who quit the post to become the first independent chairman of the International Cricket Council. Thakur, also a BJP MP in Lok Sabha, has the backing of all the east zone members including Bengal, Assam, Jharkhand, Tripura and the National Cricket Club.The 41-year-old will be taking over the reins of the embattled Board in rather tough times as the BCCI is facing heat from the Supreme Court to implement the Justice R M Lodha Committees recommendations for sweeping reforms.SHIRKE FOR SECRETARY?Once Thakur is elected unopposed, it would be his prerogative to pick his replacement for the secretarys position.According to sources, Maharashtra Cricket Association chief and business magnate Ajay Shirke is the top contender for the post.Shirke, however, has made it clear that he will not ‘stand in a queue’ to get a post in the Board.I have never put myself in contention for any top job within the BCCI nor do I have any goals of getting any posts. My name may be doing the rounds as you say, and it might look to many that I am myself pushing my name in the media, which I have never done,?? he had stated.advertisementThe SGM will be followed by the working committee meeting of the Board.last_img read more

Think Inc

first_imgI did my economics honours from Delhi’s St Stephen’s College between 1973 and 1976. I was clear that I would sit for the civil services exam. But those days it was very tough to score well in civil services with economics as the main subject. Students who did well in,I did my economics honours from Delhi’s St Stephen’s College between 1973 and 1976. I was clear that I would sit for the civil services exam. But those days it was very tough to score well in civil services with economics as the main subject. Students who did well in economics from the Delhi School of Economics did very poorly in the civil services examination. Therefore, I decided that I would switch over to international relations. I applied to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and got admission in the School of International Relations (SIR); I spent two years there.Those two years were a very unique period of my life. It was a great learning experience and actually in those two years I learnt more about the world and evolved more as a person than I did during the three years in St Stephen’s College. It was a fascinating experience at JNU. It was the post-Emergency period. There was a lot of vibrant politics on the campus. Many students from JNU had gone to jail. There was a lively energetic atmosphere on the campus. There were students following Left, Extreme Left and Extreme Extreme Left ideology. There used to be heady debates and discussions in the hostels, which used to start after dinner and continue till dawn. There were different shades of Marxism all over JNU. I recall attending several of those debates and greatly benefitting from them. The university used to host a number of great speakers from divergent schools of thought.There were also several active groups of free thinkers who were fully aware but not politically committed to the Left ideology. I was one among the free thinkers. The SFI was very well entrenched in the campus. I recall how Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechuri and Jairus Banaji brought in a high level of intellectual discourse during the electioneering process. Issues of ideology, global and national politics dominated these debates. That’s why the learning experience at JNU was vast and varied. The reception area of the main JNU buildingWithin the university, the academic circle was quite vibrant. There were some phenomenal teachers. One of the iconic teachers in the School of International Studies was Professor Ashok Guha who taught me economics. There were other doyens such as Professor Anand who taught international law, Professor S.D. Muni and Dr Pushpesh Pant. There was a whole set of outstanding teachers who helped students to learn and evolve. The quality of teaching was very high.JNU was in the old campus then. After classes, we would go to the library. Next to the library, there was a dhaba where we used to spend time debating and discussing. I used to stay in the Periyar hostel; it had an intellectually stimulating atmosphere. My sensibilities in arts, culture, dance and music evolved in JNU. Inside the JNU libraryJNU, in many ways, was a microcosm of India. There were students from all parts of India. The campus was very compact then. Various departments and schools were not as spread out as they are now. The students from one school used to interact with others. The meeting point was either the dhaba or the library. This is something I don’t see happening now, as the different centres are located far from each other. There is very little interaction between students of different schools. As soon as I finished my masters, I sat for the civil services and I was selected. So I left JNU after two years. If I have to summarise the JNU of my time, a few things stood out — it had outstanding faculty, the students enjoyed a lot of freedom and it had a lively and intellectually vibrant atmosphere. JNU was a great leveller, as it attracted students from a diverse milieu. The kurta-jeans culture, which students wore all the time, brought everyone down to a common denominator, making each appreciative of the others social and economic background. In fact, I made friends from varied backgrounds who have remained my friends till date. That was also a period when a lot of JNU students opted for government services with the commitment of transforming the country and doing something for the downtrodden. In fact, JNU helped students to clear the civil services because of its multidisciplinary approach. That’s where JNU has an edge over others. From the same floor in my hostel one friend, Asif Ibrahim, became the director of Intelligence Bureau (IB), another, Alok Joshi, became chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), yet another friend, S. Jaishankar, became the foreign secretary. Several of my classmates made it to the IAS and IFS and have contributed significantly to India’s growth and development. India’s defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is also a distinguished alumnus of the university.In my time, the vice chancellor, the faculty and students in JNU used to work in cohesion. Quite often, we could see the faculty and students protesting together on some national or international issue. The students used to get arrested regularly. Many of them used to be regularly taken to the Tughlaq Road police station. But the university administration and teachers always supported the students. There was no political vendetta. The VC and the faculty ran the university. It was an epitome of autonomy. I find that the cohesion of my time is missing now. Often, students are on one side, the management on another while the teachers take a different position altogether. The three components must work in close coordination. They must have a common vision on where they want to take JNU in the future.The system of selection of students in JNU has to be improved. The selection system has become very lax over a period of time. The selection must be merit-based. JNU should also start its courses only from the post-graduate level. Only in the School of Languages should they allow undergraduate courses. But the selection process needs a complete overhaul.Whatever be the situation, the university must produce the best students. They have to be best products of the Indian education system. So its very important that the quality of intake is very high and that can happen with a stringent selection process. JNU students must excel in every walk of life. JNU was designed to be a centre of great excellence.To make that happen, the focus must be on high quality research as well. There is a need for focused research and more publications from JNU. There is very little research work being done at present. The number of published research papers is very low.We must ensure that the best teachers from across the world come to JNU. It cannot remain an isolated institution living with its own ideology in its own world. The administration must ensure that students following different ideologies coexist in the university and flourish. JNU must be exposed to the worlds best universities. We must see collaborations with top universities such as Stanford, Harvard and MIT and Oxford.There was a time when BHU was perhaps the best university in India. A Tamilian, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, was appointed the VC of the university only on merit. He went on to become the President of India. Another such university was the Allahabad University, which had several outstanding teachers from South India. This meant that meritorious teachers from across the country were brought into the centres of academic excellence. The selection of teachers was purely on merit. From the mid-seventies, caste, religion and region replaced merit in the selection process. Political intervention started increasing. That resulted in many of these universities losing their old glory and legacy.The rule of merit must be brought back. If JNU has to maintain its legacy, it must improve the quality of its teachers and students. Teachers leave a huge imprint on students. We can build a secure and better future for India by selecting the right kind of teachers.Finally, JNU must work on its strength — a multidisciplinary approach. It cannot be only about politics. We need arts, culture, music and sports to flourish too on the campus. Its many schools must emerge as the finest institutions of higher learning in the world.The writer is an alumnus of JNU and currently CEO of NITI Aayog.last_img read more

22 days agoLiverpool legend Carragher: Alexander-Arnold capable of playing in midfield

first_imgLiverpool legend Carragher: Alexander-Arnold capable of playing in midfieldby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Jamie Carragher says Trent Alexander-Arnold is capable of playing in the midfield in the future.Alexander-Arnold’s delivery from the right flank has become a consistent and dangerous weapon for Jurgen Klopp’s side over the past few years, but despite that there is still a belief that the youngster will one day move into midfield.”He’s probably one of the best young players in the world if you think about what he has done,” Carragher told Viasport.“If you talk about [Kylian] Mbappe and he’s won the World Cup, but as a defender and playing at this level and how important he is to the team, he is possibly the most creative player in the team from right full-back.“He has a lot of responsibility at a young age and he’s not going to be a superstar, he is a superstar.“His strengths are that he can handle the ball and he is the most creative player in the team, just look at his assists.“People talk about the future and could he come into midfield and be a Kevin De Bruyne type player.”He has more quality now that Liverpool ‘s midfield players and you think about the crosses that De Bruyne puts in from the right midfield position and maybe that’s a position where Trent could play.“But at the moment you wouldn’t think about moving position because he is playing so well.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

20 days agoMan City boss Guardiola: Gallardo deserved FIFA nomination

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Gallardo deserved FIFA nominationby Paul Vegas20 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola is full of praise for Marcelo Gallardo.The River Plate coach is being linked with Ernesto Valverde’s job at Barcelona.And Pep told TNT: “What Gallardo has done with River is incredible, at the level of results, giving them consistency every year despite the fact that players leave and he continues to be … there are things that I cannot explain much, we are nominated as three coaches for the best of the year and he is not there. “It seems that there is only Europe, I do not understand how he is not nominated and not only for a year also for what he has done, I hope one day I can face one of his teams, it would be very nice.” last_img read more

DHX Media signs new broadcast deals for Teletubbies bringing total to 23

first_imgDHX Media, the world’s leading independent, pure-play children’s content company, has signed seven more broadcast deals with networks across the globe for its new Teletubbies series, bringing the total number of broadcasters to 23 for the hit preschool series.New broadcast licensees include: SRC (Canada), POP TV (Slovenia), TV3 (Ireland), HRT (Croatia), Medialaan (Belgium), MTG (Lithuania), and NRK (Norway, for Sami language).“As the flagship series in DHX Media’s strategy to build global brands, Teletubbies continues to perform extremely well and is gaining global momentum,” said Dana Landry, CEO of DHX Media. “Children love the new show and the consumer products built off the brand. Licensees are reporting strong sell through on the first wave of products, some ahead of expectations, which bodes well as more categories are set to roll out. Both the series and toys are scoring high ratings in the UK, while the show is off to a positive start in the US and international broadcasters continue to come on board. We expect to continue making tremendous strides with the brand in fiscal 2017 and beyond.” Login/Register With: Facebook DHX Media has signed more than 85 merchandising and licensing deals for the new Teletubbies brand to date. This is an increase of 20 deals since May 2016. Among these deals is a new agreement for Paragon Creative to design, manufacture and build attractions for Teletubbies, as well as DHX Media’s Twirlywoos and In the Night Garden, within the UK, continental Europe and the Middle East. The designs will be offered to attraction operators and would range from themed ride-based attractions and play zones to Family Entertainment Centres incorporating some of the best-loved elements from the popular shows.Teletubbies remains the number-one new preschool toy property by sales in the UK (according to NPD), where the series is one of the most popular shows aired on CBeebies – the BBC’s preschool channel. Season two of the new Teletubbies was commissioned by CBeebies in April 2016.Previously announced Teletubbies broadcast deals include: CBeebies (UK); Nick Jr (US); Family Jr. (Canada); Gulli (France); Rai YoYo (Italy) and ABC Kids (Australia); TVE in Spain, for its Clan channel; BBC Worldwide for its international CBeebies channels in Africa, Asia and Poland; Hop! Media Group in Israel; Nickelodeon in Greece; NPO Zappelin in the Netherlands; MTVA in Hungary, for M2; JimJam in Benelux; SIC in Portugal; e-Junior in the Middle East; and Ultra in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, and Macedonia.About DHX MediaDHX Media Ltd. ( is the world’s leading independent, pure-play kids’ content company. Owner of the world’s largest independent library of kids’ and family content, at more than 11,500 half-hours, DHX Media is recognized globally for such brands as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Make It Pop, Slugterra and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise. DHX Media is comprised of four main business units: DHX Studios creates high-quality original entertainment at its Vancouver and Halifax animation studios, its Toronto live-action studio, and in working with top international producers; DHX Distribution is a major provider of content to the global market; DHX Television, home to the Family suite of channels, is dedicated to delivering best-in-class programming to Canadian families; and DHX Brands specializes in creating, building and managing high-profile global entertainment brands within the children’s and young-adult markets. DHX Media also owns the full-service international licensing agency, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group Ltd. (CPLG), which represents numerous entertainment, sport and design brands. DHX Media has offices in 15 cities worldwide, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Munich, Amsterdam and Beijing. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol DHXM, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols DHX.A and DHX.B.DisclaimerThis press release contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws with respect to DHX Media including, without limitation, statements regarding the broadcast, distribution, licensing, growth, demand, viewership and business strategies in respect of Teletubbies, estimates of the Company’s library and operations, the business strategies and operational activities of DHX Media, and the growth and financial and operating performance of DHX Media. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on information currently available to the Company. Actual results or events may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, among other things, include risk factors discussed in materials filed with applicable securities regulatory authorities from time to time including matters discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s most recent Annual Information Form and annual Management Discussion and Analysis, which also form part of the Company’s annual report on Form 40-F filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law.SOURCE DHX Media Ltd. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more