New Members Appointed to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced today the induction of six new members to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS). DACOWITS provides the department with advice and recommendations on matters and policies relating to the recruitment and retention, treatment, employment, integration and well-being of highly-qualified professional women in the Armed Forces. The new additions include retired Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder, retired Sgt. Maj. Norma J. Helsham, Therese A. Hughes, Kyleanne M. Hunter, Pat W. Locke, and retired Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas.

 

The committee is comprised of 20 members, who include prominent civilian women and men from academia, industry, public service and other professions, as well as military retirees and veterans. Members represent a distribution of demography, academia, industry, public service and other professions. They are selected based on military experience or woman-related workforce issues.

 

„I am honored to be part of DACOWITS and to help the committee advise the secretary of defense on important matters affecting the service of women in our armed forces,” stated retired Lt. Gen.  Fedder.

 

Current and newly appointed committee members are:

·       Dr. Kristy E. Anderson

·       Retired Col. John Boggs, Marine Corps

·       Retired Maj. Gen.  Sharon K. G. Dunbar, Air Force

·       Retired Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder, Air Force

·       Sharlene W. Hawkes

·       Retired Sgt. Maj.  Norma J. Helsham, Army

·       Therese A. Hughes

·        Kyleanne M. Hunter, Marine Corps veteran

·       Retired Command Sgt. Maj.  Michele S. Jones, Army

·       Pat W. Locke, Army veteran

·       Retired Maj. Gen.  John Macdonald, Army

·       Monica Medina, Army veteran

·       Janie L. Mines, Navy veteran

·       Brian Morrison, Navy veteran

·       Retired Fleet Master Chief  JoAnn M. Ortloff, Navy

·       Vice Adm. (Ret.) Carol M. Pottenger, Navy

·       Sgt. Maj. of the Army (Ret.) Kenneth O. Preston, Army

·       Retired Rear Adm. Cari B. Thomas, Coast Guard

·       Retired Gen Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force

·       Dr. Jackie Young

The six new members were sworn-in at the start of the committee’s March quarterly business meeting earlier today. Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of the under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness, provided formal remarks.

“I have followed the work of DACOWITS for years while on active duty,” said retired Rear Adm. Thomas, “I am humbled by those whose footsteps that I will now follow.”

About the New Committee Members:

Judith Fedder.  A retired three star general officer, Fedder now serves as the director of Global Sales and Marketing for the Boeing Company. Fedder is responsible for new business growth within the company’s premier performance-based logistics unit, and establishes and leads strategic and tactical planning, market coordination, and overall proposal development and support.

Norma Helsham.  A retired Army veteran with over thirty-two years of leadership experience, Helsham now works for United Airlines as a lead representative responsible for all manifest operations and handover of the aircraft to flight and ground control personnel at Dulles airport.

 

Therese Hughes.  Hughes has vast professional experience working at the local, county, state, and national level. She currently is finishing a photography project titled, “Military Women: WWII to Present,” honoring women veterans. In 2014, the project was featured at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial located at Arlington National Cemetery.

 

Kyleanne Hunter. A SuperCobra pilot with over 950 combat hours as an aircraft commander in support of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, Hunter received seven Air Strike/Flight Medals. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and works as a research associate for the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

 

Pat Locke. The founder and president of the Seeds of Humanity Foundation, Locke designed the program to promote the development and education of children. She was among the first class of women at the United States Military Academy and the first black woman to graduate from West Point. She is also the co-author of the book, “The Power of Civility.”

Cari Thomas. With over 20 years of leadership, education and training, organizational change and public relations experience as a flag officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, Thomas now works as the executive director of the Navy League of the United States. She previously served as the chairperson of the Board for the Sea Service Leadership Association, which hosts the annual Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium.

 

About the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services

 

After over 65 years in existence, DACOWITS is one of the oldest DoD federal advisory committees. The committee was established following the signing of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act in 1948, by then Secretary of Defense George C. Marshall. The new law enabled women to serve as permanent, regular members of the Armed Forces in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and the recently formed Air Force.

The committee provides an invaluable service to the department as an independent body of „citizen” advisors. The committee’s operations and output are focused and formalized. This requires a dedicated core of members who are available to receive specialized training on service issues and group facilitation techniques, and who can provide meaningful feedback and assessments.

The committee provides an annual report to the secretary of defense with information gathered through installation visits, business meetings, relevant reports and survey data, and input from individual Service members. This combination of research and first-hand experiences provides a solid basis for each DACOWITS recommendation.

More information about DACOWITS can be found at http://dacowits.defense.gov/

Black Diamond Group Limited Announces March Dividend

CALGARY, AB–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Black Diamond Group Limited („Black Diamond” or the „Company”) (TSX: BDI), a leading provider of workforce accommodation and modular workspace solutions, today declared a dividend of $0.025 per share to be paid on April 17, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017. The ex-dividend date is March 29, 2017. This dividend is an ‚eligible dividend’ for Canadian income tax purposes.

On December 19, 2016 Black Diamond announced the implementation of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan („DRIP”). The DRIP provides the option for eligible shareholders to have their cash dividends reinvested into additional common shares at a discount rate of 3%. For information on the plan, including eligibility and enrolment please visit www.blackdiamondgroup.com/investor-centre/stock-dividend/.

About Black Diamond

Black Diamond Group provides workforce accommodation, modular buildings, energy services, and full turnkey lodging and major project solutions including planning and Management, logistics, and catering to customers in Canada, the United States and Australia. We serve diverse sectors including oil and gas, mining, power, construction, engineering, military, government, and education.

Black Diamond has four core business units: Black Diamond Camps & Lodging, BOXX Modular, Black Diamond Energy Services, and Black Diamond International. Learn more at: www.blackdiamondgroup.com.

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Black Diamond Group Limited Announces March Dividend

CALGARY, AB–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) – Black Diamond Group Limited („Black Diamond” or the „Company”) (TSX: BDI), a leading provider of workforce accommodation and modular workspace solutions, today declared a dividend of $0.025 per share to be paid on April 17, 2017 to shareholders of record on March 31, 2017. The ex-dividend date is March 29, 2017. This dividend is an ‚eligible dividend’ for Canadian income tax purposes.

On December 19, 2016 Black Diamond announced the implementation of a Dividend Reinvestment Plan („DRIP”). The DRIP provides the option for eligible shareholders to have their cash dividends reinvested into additional common shares at a discount rate of 3%. For information on the plan, including eligibility and enrolment please visit www.blackdiamondgroup.com/investor-centre/stock-dividend/.

About Black Diamond

Black Diamond Group provides workforce accommodation, modular buildings, energy services, and full turnkey lodging and major project solutions including planning and Management, logistics, and catering to customers in Canada, the United States and Australia. We serve diverse sectors including oil and gas, mining, power, construction, engineering, military, government, and education.

Black Diamond has four core business units: Black Diamond Camps & Lodging, BOXX Modular, Black Diamond Energy Services, and Black Diamond International. Learn more at: www.blackdiamondgroup.com.

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Smart Weapons Market to Experience Increase in Growth by 2016-2024

Sarasota, FL — (SBWIRE) — 03/22/2017 — Zion Market Research, the market research group announced the analysis report titled „Smart Weapons Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecasts 2016–2024

Global Smart Weapons Market: Overview

The weapons that are guided by the various technologies such as the computer, lasers, and others, in order to direct them correctly towards the target, are known as smart weapons. These weapons are highly efficient and accurate. Thus, the demand for this kind of weapons is increasing around the globe boosting the smart weapons market.

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Global Smart Weapons Market: Growth Factors

The primary factor that attributes to the global smart weapons market growth includes the increasing research and progression activities of a number of research institutes in various regions in order to develop smart weapons. The demand for modernized and efficient weapons drives the global smart weapons market growth. The increasing need of tight security in the border areas and also for strategic operations is expected to influence the growth of the global market globally. The military’s interest in investing more and modernizing the weapons fuels the global smart weapons market. The rising terrorism across the borders also demands smart weapons which in turn escalates the global market growth. The increasing defense budget and military equipment operations, and research boost the growth of the global smart weapons market in various regions around the globe.

Global Smart Weapons Market: Segmentation

The global smart weapons market is segmented based on technology, product, and platform. The technology segment is bifurcated into infrared, laser, radar, GPS, optical, wire-guided, micro-computing, and satellite. The infrared subsegment is further divided into IR homing and IIR homing. The radar subsegment is further categorized into active and passive homing. The product segment is classified into guided rockets, guided projectiles, missiles, munitions, and precision guided firearms. The guided projectiles subsegment is bifurcated into mortar rounds and artillery shields. The munitions subsegment is divided into target pods and guided bombs. The missiles subsegment is categorized into anti-ship and anti-submarine missile, anti-tank missiles and standoff missiles, and air-to-air and air-to-surface missile. The guided rockets subsegment is classified into anti-submarine, anti-tank and tactical rockets, and air-to-air and air-to-surface. The precision guided firearms subsegment is further grouped into shoulder fired weapons, smart guns, and small smart weapons. The platform segment is classified as land, air, and naval. The infrared technology and munitions segment leads the global smart weapons market globally.

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Global Smart Weapons Market: Regional Analysis

A significant growth in the regions such as North America and Europe is expected due to various research organizations’ interest in research and development activities to develop smart weapons for tight border security and strategic operations. The terrorist’s threat has increased the military expenditure and modernization techniques for weapon development which in turn boost the global smart weapons market in various regions.

Global Smart Weapons Market: Competitive Players

The major players in the global smart weapons market include Raytheon Company, Lockheed Martin, Orbital ATK, MBDA Inc., and General Dynamics Corporation. The other players in the global market include Israel Aerospace Industries, The Boeing Co., Northrop Grumman Corporation, BAE Systems, Textron Inc., and L-3 Communications Ltd.

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Combat Vehicle C4ISTAR Experts Set to Gather Next Week at Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness 2017

SMi Reports: 2nd annual summit on Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness takes place on 29th and 30th March in Central London

All the sessions will provide valuable information about the challenges faced by every nation”

— Spanish Army

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, March 22, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Just one week remains until the industry gathers at the only show of its kind dedicated to combat vehicle C4ISTAR. Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness Returns to Central London on 29th & 30th March and will offer guidance for those; looking to increase situational awareness capabilities in armoured vehicles; receive updates on technological developments into the next generation of future mission systems; and solutions on improving situational awareness in urban environments?

The programme for 2017 will include an international panel of senior military speakers from the French MOD, USA Army, DSTL, MOD Netherlands, Royal Netherlands Army and Norwegian Armed Forces. The line-up will also include key industry talks from those at the heart of driving technological developments such as Lockheed Martin, PSM, Microflown AVISA, Instro Precision Ltd, Leonardo MW Ltd, Safran Electronics and Defense and Thales Optronique SA.

The full speaker line-up and detailed agenda can be viewed online at www.armouredvehicles-sa.com

A snap shot of those confirmed include:

Amphenol Ltd | Airbus Defence and Space | Bertin Technologies | Brazilian Army | Cablex Pty Ltd | Department for International Trade | Domo Tactical Communications | FNSS Savunma Sistemleri A.S. | Hensoldt Optronics | Komatsu Ltd | Metravib | Multipix Imaging Ltd | Petards Joyce-Loebl Ltd | Qinetiq | Rockwell Collins | Secomak Ltd | Selex ES | Symeo | UAE GHQ | UK MoD | Vetronics Research Centre | Vislink Communications | WL Gore Associates

An attendee list is available to view in the event download centre.

Testimonials from some of those attending:

„I see this conference as the ideal platform for advancement in this complex area, and I would hope that we can extend the debate to explore and push the boundaries. Only through networking, sharing and learning with our peers can we develop our approaches to capability development and delivery”. – Brigadier (ret) Ian Cameron-Mowat, Former Head of Force Protection, UK MoD, Director, IMP Castle Associates Limited

„All the sessions will provide valuable information about the challenges faced by every nation and insights applied by every solution, as well as the lessons learnt from previous experiences. In particular, ‚Generic Vehicle Architecture to Enhance Network Enabled Capabilities and Improve Situational Awareness within the Vehicle’ by Major Wouter Alexander Samson and ‚Many Situations, Many Sensors, Many Effectors’, by Mr Guy Davies are of very particular interest for purpose of the Spanish 8X8.” – Colonel Manuel Jesus De Hoyos Sanchez, Head of 8×8 VCR Programme, Spanish Army

„Many interesting topics” – Major Ola Petter Odden, Norwegian Army Combat Lab, Norwegian Army Land Warfare Centre, Norwegian Armed Forces

„I am looking forward for support solutions in others international projects. Therefore it should be interesting to listen to sessions like ‚generic vehicle architecture’!” – Martin Röder, Project Manager IT Department, PSM

Further information can be viewed online at www.armouredvehicles-sa.com

Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness
29th & 30th March 2017
Copthorne Tara Hotel, London, UK

Sponsored by: Galleon Embedded Computing, Instro Precision Ltd, Kent Modular Electronics, Lockheed Martin, Microflown Avisa, Optsys & Bertin Technologies, Palomar Display Products, Photonis, Pleora Technologies Inc, RFEL, Safran Electronics and Defence

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HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

„For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement,” said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. „The reason we’ve seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna’s process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

„The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming,” said Page. „We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town.”

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network’s schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV’s highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

„Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences,” added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast’s Blue Ridge to Hawaii’s tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they’re willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there’s space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master „room hackers.” Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids’ costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

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Voice From the Field: We try to do Everything we can, but Sometimes it’s not Enough

On February 19, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) opened a field trauma hospital with surgical capacity in a village to the south of Mosul. It is composed of two operating theaters, one intensive care unit, an emergency room, an in-patient ward, and other necessary support facilities. The MSF team working in the hospital—composed primarily of Iraqi surgeons, doctors, and nurses—only has the capacity to operate on the most severe life threatening cases, known as “red cases.” The less sever case that can wait are stabilized are referred to other hospitals in the region, known as “yellow cases.”

Since opening, the facility has received more than 915 patients. Of these, 763 suffered war related trauma, 190 of whom were red cases and 421 of whom were yellow cases. More than half of the wounded were women and children under the age of 15.

On March 18, two MSF surgeons, Dr. Reginald Moreels and Dr Ahmed*, described their experience working in MSF’s field trauma center. 

Dr. Reginald Moreels, a 66-year-old Belgian surgeon, spent six weeks working at MSF’s field trauma hospital south of Mosul. On his last shift, he describes this assignment as the toughest situation he has experienced during his long MSF career. 

I’ve been through many other wars—Syria, Liberia, Angola, Cambodia—but I’ve never seen something like this. In the operating theater every case we receive is severe and almost every day we have to deal with mass casualties.

Our patients can be of any age, any gender, and suffering from any sort of war wound: sniper attack, mortar shelling, airstrike, landmine, and other explosions. They all put their life at risk to flee a city under siege.

Yesterday, the weather was bad—grey and cloudy with some rain—so we received only 20 war wounded patients. But when weather conditions are good we receive huge influxes of wounded men, women, and children. When it’s cloudy or rainy we receive less people. Now, we look at weather forecast to best prepare ourselves and to anticipate mass casualties.

On one sunny afternoon, the ambulances started to arrive, one after the other. Usually the stabilization posts close to the fighting alert us when they are referring stabilized patients to our center. But that day, due to the chaos, it didn’t happen.

It was really tough. We had to transfer some of them because we didn’t have the space to treat everybody, but alongside the Iraqi doctors and nurses we worked around the clock. It was sunny but we never saw the sun as we operated on one person after another until five in the morning. At the end we had received around 100 patients, we were exhausted. We have since opened a second operating theater to increase our capacity.

As I finish my six week assignment, I’m shocked by the number of families devastated by this war—mothers and fathers begged us to save their son or daughter as they were the only family members left alive. I’m impressed by the strength of the Iraqi people and by the generosity and hard work of our Iraqi colleagues—we could do none of this work without them. 

Read More: Iraq: Thousands Fleeing Western Mosul with Acute Medical Needs

Dr. Ahmed* is an Iraqi orthopedic surgeon who began working for MSF in 2008. Since mid-February, 2017, he has worked at MSF’s field trauma hospital south of Mosul.

Yesterday morning we received a family of four: a mother, a father, and their two small boys. They had all been wounded by a mortar grenade. The mother and father had already died so we worked around the clock on the two brothers. The head wound of the smallest boy was too severe, so he passed away. We only manged to save the nine-year-old brother. I wonder how he will survive—from his whole family, he is the only one left.

Yesterday afternoon, we received another boy, this time a ten-year-old. He arrived with his left leg almost amputated by a mortar shelling. We went straight into the operating theater but he lost a lot of blood on the way to our hospital. For two hours we did orthopedic surgery, then my colleague did a laparotomy for another hour, but during the night he died.

We try to do everything we can, but sometimes it’s not enough. If I could, I would take a picture for each of the patients I treated to tell their stories and to remember them. Here I operate only on red cases but I would like to do more. I’d also like to follow the yellow cases, the ones we refer to other facilities. I would like to take care of them, to do all I can to help these people who have been through such terrible suffering.

*Name has been changed

Since the start of the military offensive to recapture Iraq’s second-largest city in October 2016, MSF teams have been increasing medical and humanitarian assistance in Ninewa governorate, working alongside Iraqi health staff to ensure the population has access to emergency medical care, including mother and child care. In Iraq, MSF relies on more than 1,600 international and Iraqi staff for its medical and humanitarian work in 10 governorates. To ensure its independence, MSF does not accept funding from any government, religious committee or international agency for its programs in Iraq, relying solely on private donations from the general public around the world to carry out its work. 

Global 3D & 4D Technology Industry 2017 Market Applications, Devices, Trends, Products & Solutions : Cognex, Hexagon, Autodesk

Brooklyn, NY — (SBWIRE) — 03/22/2017 — This research study is a descriptive and analytical publication for those associated with the global 3D & 4D Technology market. The report offers within a predetermined forecast period from 2017 to 2021, the latest installment of this research publication stream. The report offers actionable and accurate insights that will allow a user to achieve a fresh perspective on the multiple segments existing in the global 3D & 4D Technology market. These include the key factors that augments its growth rate as well as the obstacles that are currently affecting its.

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Stratasys
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Barco
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1.3.2 Military & Defense
1.3.3 Automotive
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1.3.7 Entertainment
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1.4.2 United States Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.3 EU Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.6 South Korea Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.7 Taiwan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)

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HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

'Fixer Upper' Gets a 'Behind the Design' Spin-off and 'Flip or Flop' Gets Franchised

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

"For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement," said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "The reason we've seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment."

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna's process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

"The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming," said Page. "We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town."

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network's schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV's highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

"Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences," added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin's imaginative hand sketches and Ben's custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast's Blue Ridge to Hawaii's tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they're willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there's space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master "room hackers." Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids' costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

 

HGTV Performance Highlights:

 

Highest-rated year ever in 2016, six percent YOY among P25-54 prime ratings growth

 

Currently the #6 ranked network among P25-54

 

#1 upscale network for 10 years in a row among W25-54 prime ratings

 

#1 network on weekends among P25-54 and W25-54 ratings in February

 

45 million viewers every month

 

567 hours of original programming

 

9 new series; 28 returning favorites

 

 

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America's favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

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HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

'Fixer Upper' Gets a 'Behind the Design' Spin-off and 'Flip or Flop' Gets Franchised

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

"For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement," said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "The reason we've seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment."

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna's process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

"The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming," said Page. "We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town."

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network's schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV's highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

"Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences," added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin's imaginative hand sketches and Ben's custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast's Blue Ridge to Hawaii's tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they're willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there's space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master "room hackers." Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids' costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

 

HGTV Performance Highlights:

 

Highest-rated year ever in 2016, six percent YOY among P25-54 prime ratings growth

 

Currently the #6 ranked network among P25-54

 

#1 upscale network for 10 years in a row among W25-54 prime ratings

 

#1 network on weekends among P25-54 and W25-54 ratings in February

 

45 million viewers every month

 

567 hours of original programming

 

9 new series; 28 returning favorites

 

 

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America's favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

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