Margaret Eileen Veatch, age 89, of Osgood passed away on June 1, 2020 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital. Margaret was born on September 7, 1930 the daughter of the late John and Zella Shuy. She grew up and attended school in central Ohio.She would meet and marry Dean Veatch on April 13, 1952 in New Castle, Ohio. They would be blessed with 2 daughters Marsha and Denise. She worked at the Coshocton REMC for over 20 years before selling real estate. In the early 1970’s Dean’s work career would see them move to the Osgood community.Margaret remained at home and raised their children. She became a strong and faithful member of the Osgood United Methodist Church. She was also a 50 year plus member of the Eastern Stars. Margaret was also a member of Tri Kappa. She enjoyed doing needlepoint and playing the piano. Dean and she enjoyed traveling prior to his death.Margaret is survived by daughter Denise (Jack) Schuerman of Osgood, grandchildren; Josh Bittinger of Indianapolis, Tara (Dustin Castaleo) Schuerman of Connecticut, Matt (Erin) Schuerman of Osgood, and great grandchildren Charlotte, Elijah, Ira and Dean. She was preceded in death by husband Dean, daughter Marsha Bittinger, her parents, and sister Marian Warner.Graveside funeral services for family and friends, will be held on Thursday June 4, 2020 at 10:00 am. at Greendale Cemetery outside of Osgood. Memorials may be given to the Osgood United Methodist Church in care of Neals Funeral Home. Online condolences can be placed at Nealsfuneralhome.net
Belgian cable operator Telenet and TV broadcasters RTL and VRT have acquired the TV rights to UEFA Champions League football for the 2012-15 seasons.Free-to-air broadcaster RTL has won the French-language rights to the best match in each kick-off slot every match week. RTL will show both live matches as well as a highlights programme each match week on Club RTL.Flemish-language broadcaster VRT will show live the best match of the week on its channel Canvas, while Telenet will broadcast a selection of matches each match night in both kick-off slots on its three Sporting Telenet-branded channels. Both VRT and Telenet will broadcast highlights programmes each match week in the Flemish language.“UEFA is delighted to continue its successful relationship with VRT in respect of the UEFA Europa League in Belgium and also to welcome each of RTL and Telenet in to the UEFA Europa League family of broadcasters. Each of the three broadcasters has significant experience of working on the UEFA club competitions and their extensive broadcast knowledge and strong programming commitments will ensure significant exposure of the competition across Belgium,” said UEFA.Current rightsholders AB3 and EXQI Sport will continue to distribute UEFA Europa League games.
Eutelsat and Globecast have partnered to launch a new media platform over the Americas using the 117° West video neighbourhood.The companies will offer a media management solution for broadcasters across the Americas using Globecast’s Culver City, California teleport and the Eutelsat 117 West A satellite at 117° West – which offers coverage from Alaska to Argentina.“Our goal with Globecast is to build a new media distribution ecosystem that combines exceptional market coverage with advanced live linear TV services in SD, HD and UHD formats, IP streaming and file-based television distribution capabilities to meet both today’s needs and anticipate tomorrow’s opportunities,” said Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas.“By combining best-of-breed technologies, the exceptional quality and coverage of Eutelsat’s satellites, and the local market knowledge and technical expertise of partners like Globecast, we can build a rich platform of integrated, customized services to serve media companies everywhere over the Americas.”Eddie Ferraro, managing director of Globecast in the Americas said: “Eutelsat is a perfect partner for Globecast in expanding our service offerings to media customers throughout the Americas. Our managed service capabilities, Eutelsat’s entrepreneurial spirit and our combined ability to attract blue chip customers will ensure the next generation of growth in the media space in this ever-changing technology environment.”
AddThis Share5Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsDavid Ruth713firstname.lastname@example.orgAmy McCaig713email@example.comMost British scientists cited in study feel Richard Dawkins’ work misrepresents scienceHOUSTON – (Oct. 31, 2016) – Controversial British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins is well-known for his criticism of religion, but a new Rice University study of British scientists reveals that a majority who mentioned Dawkins’ work during research interviews reject his approach to public engagement and said his work misrepresents science and scientists because he conveys the wrong impression about what science can do and the norms that scientists observe in their work.Elaine Howard Ecklund. Photo by Jeff Fitlow.The findings in “Responding to Richard: Celebrity and (Mis)representation of Science” appeared in a recent edition of Public Understandings of Science and are part of a larger Religion Among Scientists in International Context study. The RASIC study includes a survey of over 20,000 scientists from eight countries. In the United Kingdom, 1,581 randomly sampled scientists participated in the survey, and 137 of them also participated in in-depth interviews.Although the researchers did not ask questions about Dawkins, 48 scientists mentioned him during in-depth interviews without prompting, and nearly 80 percent of those scientists believe that he misrepresents science and scientists in his books and public engagements. This group included 23 nonreligious scientists and 15 religious scientists. Approximately 20 percent of scientists interviewed – 10 scientists all identifying as nonreligious – said that he plays an important role in asserting the cultural authority of science in the public sphere. One biologist surveyed said Dawkins has “quite an important place in society” in his criticism of creationism and intelligent design.Elaine Howard Ecklund, the study’s principal investigator and the Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences at Rice, said that some scientists, independent of their religious beliefs, do not view Dawkins as a good representative because they believe he conveys “the wrong impression about the borders of scientific inquiry.”“Scientists differ in their view of where such borders rest,” said David Johnson, an assistant professor at the University of Nevada in Reno and the paper’s lead author. “And they may even view belief in a deity as irrational, but they do not view questions related to the existence of deities or ‘the sacred’ as within the scope of science.”“Some people like Richard Dawkins,” said a nonreligious professor of biology. “He’s a fundamental atheist. He feels compelled to take the evidence way beyond that which other scientists would regard as possible. … I want [students] to develop [science] in their own lives. And I think it’s necessary to understand what science does address directly.”A nonreligious physicist said, “He’s much too strong about the way he denies religion. … As a scientist, you’ve got to be very open, and I’m open to people’s belief in religion. … I don’t think we’re in a position to deny anything unless it’s something which is within the scope of science to deny. … I think as a scientist you should be open to it. … It doesn’t end up encroaching for me because I think there’s quite a space between the two.”Dawkins has “gone on a crusade, basically,” another professor of biology said. “Although there is a lot of truth behind what he says, he does it in a way that I think is deliberately designed to alienate religious people.”Ecklund said it is important to note that none of the scientists interviewed questioned Dawkins’ integrity as a scientist. Rather, they were critical of his representation of science to the public.“In general, scientists in interviews emphasized promotion of science over the scientist, diplomacy over derision and dialogue over ideological extremism,” she said.Johnson said he hopes the research will help scientists learn to communicate science without alienating the public.“The best science communication does not begin with insults and arrogance,” Johnson said. “It encourages curiosity, open-mindedness and appreciation for science.”Kirstin Matthews, a fellow in science and technology policy at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, and Di Di, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Rice, co-authored the paper.The research was funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation and is available online at http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/06/0963662516673501.abstract.-30-For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or firstname.lastname@example.org.This news release can be found online at http://news.rice.edu/.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Related Materials: Study link: http://pus.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/06/0963662516673501.abstractElaine Howard Ecklund website: http://www.elainehowardecklund.comPhoto link: http://news.rice.edu/files/2014/09/0915_ECKLUND.jpgPhoto credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. 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