EMedia Events Are Fastest Growing Revenue Streams for Consumer Publishers

first_imgE-media is the fastest growing part of the business for consumer publishers in 2010, according to the FOLIO: 2010 Consumer CEO Survey. While that isn’t much of a surprise (e-media has been the fastest growing revenue stream in the survey since 2005, the second year FOLIO: started offering the survey) the second fastest growing revenue stream may raise some eyebrows: events. Live events have long been part of the consumer-publishing stable, but have typically been positioned as value-adds designed to boost or lock-in the print buy. While events are the second smallest revenue stream, in front of only data and market information sales (which actually lost ground as a revenue generator in 2010), consumer publishers are finding success in converting their events to a sponsored model. Print advertising has fallen to an average of 40 percent of overall revenue for consumer publishers, but it remains the third fastest growing revenue stream. While publishers such as The Atlantic and Financial Times earn headlines for their aggressive digital push, both publications are seeing surprisingly large print gains as well. 2010 Revenue Ratios for Consumer PublishersPrint Advertising: 39.8%Paid Subscriptions: 21.5%E-media: 11.6%Newsstand sales: 9.2%Events: 6.6%Data/Market Information sales: 0.6% [Source: 2010 FOLIO: Consumer CEO Survey] However, 55 percent of respondents say print growth is coming from new advertisers in 2010, compared to 36 percent of respondents who say growth is being driven by existing print advertisers. For a full look at the 2010 Folio: Consumer Survey, including specific revenue breakdowns, technology investment and executive salaries, look for Folio:’s October issue, available October 1. Consumer Publishers Top Lines for 2010RevenueIncreased: 29%Decreased: 36%Stated the same: 29%Newsstand Sales Increased: 21%Decreased: 6%Stay the same: 31%Distribution CostsIncreased: 30%Decreased: 12%Stayed the same: 51% Market ShareIncreased: 38%Decreased: 9%Stayed the same: 46%Number of Direct CompetitorsIncreased: 14%Decreased: 31%Stayed the same: 49%Paper QualityIncreased: 5%Stayed the same: 78%Decreased: 8%Staff SalariesIncreased: 14%Decreased: 24%Stayed the same: 57%Staff SizeIncreased: 12%Decreased: 43%Stayed the same: 40%Travel/Entertainment BudgetIncreased: 9%Decreased: 47%Stayed about the same: 39%CEO CompensationIncreased: 6%Decreased: 30%Strayed the same: 58%[Source: 2010 FOLIO: Consumer CEO Survey]last_img read more

Wilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Attention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center. Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 4In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, March 15, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”WILMINGTON GIVES: Wilmington Youth Center Seeks Video Game DonationsIn “Community”last_img read more

Warren Buffett Invests 25000 in Hillary Clintons Campaign

first_imgWarren Buffett, the billionaire philanthropist, has reportedly donated $25,000 to “Ready for Hillary” – a Political Action Committee (PAC) group that is raising money to support Hillary Clinton’s run for presidency in the 2016 elections.The amount is the maximum the group accepts in donations. Warren Buffett has donated money to several candidates for their election campaigns but why is this particular donation making headlines?Buffett has always shunned away from PACs but Clinton’s support group seems to have attracted his interest. In previous interviews he strongly voiced his opinions against donating to independent political groups. But this time, it has got more to do with the candidate than the group.In October, at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Buffett said that Hillary Clinton would win the presidential election and he would definitely bet his money on it, Bloomberg reported.That’s not just it. Clinton had Buffett’s support for quite a long time.”I don’t see how you could have anybody better qualified. I like what she believes in … I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs,” Buffett told CNN in a 2012 interview adding that he thinks there is no one better qualified than Clinton for the post .Buffett also welcomed Clinton to Twitter when she joined the social media website in June 2013. The welcome tweet was one of the “five” he has posted till date.”Hello @Hillaryclinton! Happy to welcome one of my favorite women in the world to twitter. #45″”Ready for Hillary” is not officially connected to Hillary Clinton, but will ensure all support for her presidential campaign if she decides to run for the post.The former secretary of state is expected to announce her decision by or after January 1 2015. On Thursday, she told an audience in Boston that the job of a president is “stressful” and also forces the head of the White House to make snap decisions even when one needs to “sleep on” a decision.”Here’s what I worry about. The stress on anybody in a leadership position, multiplied many times over to be president. The incoming never ends,” she said according to The Washington Post.”Maybe you need to sleep on it. Maybe you need to bring in some people to talk to about it. But the pace of demands is so intense that you feel like you’ve got to respond,” Clinton added.Clinton also asserted that the job is “unforgiving” irrespective of gender and one can lose touch with what’s real, what’s authentic.”last_img read more

Lasith Malinga bowls a no ball umpire doesnt see it and RCB

first_imgVirat KohliIANSHe struggled to get going in the first match against Chennai Super Kings, there were question marks over his fitness and form, and when AB de Villiers walked out to bat against Mumbai Indians, the target was stiff. He was dropped by Yuvraj Singh in the slips when he was not even off the mark, but then the man found his groove.After knocking around in the initial few overs, he found his range, he enamoured Chinnaswamy just like the way he has always done in his career so far. Kohli departed, the chase was getting tricky, but de Villiers stuck to his guns. He screamed to his 50, breached 4000 IPL runs and then took down Hardik Pandya in the 18th over.ABD chants reverberated around the ground as he took guard against Jasprit Bumrah. And Bumrah was absolutely brilliant in the 19th over, mixing his lengths and pace and it even bamboozled a marauding de Villiers. The fast bowler got rid of Colin de Grandhomme in the process.Malinga bowled the final over, he defended 17 runs and even though, the final ball was a no ball which was not spotted by the umpire, MI won the match by 6 runs. This is how Twitter responded:Peak IPL #RCBvMI— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 28, 2019Kohli has started #IPL2019 by losing to teams led by his former captain and current vice captain #RCBvMI— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) March 28, 2019Sorry.. but umpires are missing too many no balls these days.. time for another umpire on the ground to call no balls! #fedup— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) March 28, 2019Brilliant from Bumrah. No bowler in the world like him in the ‘death’— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) March 28, 2019Kohli was not pleased after the match and said, “We are playing at the IPL level and not playing club cricket. The umpires should have had their eyes open. That is a ridiculous call at the last ball. If it is a game of margins, I don’t know what is happening.”Drama ? #RCBvMI— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) March 28, 2019Technology should be used much more often in cricket … so many front foot no-balls missed all the time in all formats and only checked on dismissal. Should be as simple as 3rd umpire telling the umpire through ear piece that a no ball has been bowled.— Faf Du Plessis (@faf1307) March 28, 2019Candid post match talk by @ImRo45 with @sanjaymanjrekar on poor umpiring. Can’t have 3rd class umpiring in a high class tournament. Raise your standards umpires!— shishir hattangadi (@shishhattangadi) March 28, 2019Talking about the game, the RCB captain said, “They should have been more sharp and careful out there. When they were 145 for 7, we should have done better. The last few overs were brutal for us. A few more strikes apart from AB could have done the job for us. We need to be smarter at death bowling. Sure they guys will take a lot of learnings from the game. I think the way they bowled, we can learn from their game. The onus is always on each and every member of the team. I got out at a wrong point of time. Shivam was good as well.”The Indian captain also reserved praise for his international teammate Jaspirt Bumrah when he said that the Mumbai Indians pacer is the best bowler in the world at the moment. “I mean Jassi is a top-class bowler. A bit of a mistake from me to take him on at that stage. Mumbai is lucky to have him. And also Malinga. And if Jassi is in good form, it is good for India,” Kohli said.last_img read more

Cairn Indias Q3 profit tanks 99 on cheaper oil prices

first_imgHit by a slump in global crude oil prices, Cairn India, the subsidiary of Vedanta Group, reported a 99% drop in its net profit to Rs 9 crore for the December quarter.Falling oil prices also dragged its revenue down by 42% to Rs.2,039 crore in the October-December quarter compared to the same period a year ago, according to a statement released by the company on Friday.The company had initiated various measures like renegotiating with vendor and improving operational efficiencies to cut costs in the quarter. Despite these efforts, the price for the oil produced by Cairn at its Rajasthan fields fell sharply to $34.5 a barrel against $68 a barrel in third quarter of previous fiscal year.Global crude oil prices have more than halved in the past one year on account of excess supply.”To ensure timely investment decision in Rajasthan block and realise fair price for our crude, we have approached the High Court to expedite the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) extension process and allow us to export the crude. The matters are subjudice,” the statement said.Mayank Ashar, Managing Director and CEO of Cairn India, said that the world’s largest enhanced oil recovery (EOR) project at Mangala in Rajasthan is yielding results. The project led to 19,000 barrels per day of additional production in the quarter.”Our unwavering commitment to improve cost efficiency continues to help us to navigate through the weak oil price situation and to generate free cash flow. We are continuously engaging with the Government to take actions to support the oil & gas industry in such a low oil price environment,” Ashar said.On merger of the company with its parent, Vedanta Ltd, the company said that “it is seeking directions of the Bombay High Court for convening meeting of all our relevant stakeholders.”last_img read more

New complexity after quota abolition

first_imgA new crisis has emerged following the abolition of the quota system from 9th to 13th grades (class I and class II) in government jobs.The government took the decision amid a series of student movements demanding reforms in the quota system that started in April.In the end, the government on 4 October finally issued a circular entirely abolishing the quota system in recruitment of officers in class I and II public sector jobs, keeping the provision of quota only for Class III and IV jobs.Following the circular, children of freedom fighters took to the street and blocked city’s Shahbagh intersection, creating a new crisis.They also staged demonstration blocking roads at different parts of the country. However, the number of the protesters was very few.Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command took position in Shahbagh intersection area yesterday [Thursday] rejecting the circular issued by the public administration ministry.Leaders of the forum said they will announce the next course of action from a grand rally, to be organised on Saturday.They said they will continue the sit-in programmes until quota is restored.Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command central president Sheikh Atiqur Rahman said they will also go to the court to challenge the decision.They decided to continue the movement under the banner of ‘Muktijoddha Mancha’. Professor of sociology at Dhaka University AKM Jamal Uddin was made the spokesperson of the mancha.Dhaka University unit leaders and activists of the command and its Dhaka metropolitan unit, Muktijoddha families, Muktijoddha Sansad Online Command, Muktijoddha Prajanma and several other forums’ leaders and activists have expressed their solidarity with the movement.Citizens suffered as the blockaders did not allow any vehicle, except ambulances and police cars, to move through the area. Policemen were also not seen taking any measures to bring normalcy in the area.The Adivasi Quota Reform Parishad has announced to observe a half-day hartal and strike in ethnic group dominating areas of the country.Leaders of both the organisation of freedom fighters’ children and the ethnic minorities said they will challenge the decision at the court.Adivashi Quota Sanrakkhan Parishad coordinator William Nokrek said they would block the roads in Nodda of Gulshan area in the capital and take legal actions to reinstate the quota system in public jobs.The Chittagong hill tracts affairs ministry in a recent meeting also demanded quota for ethnic groups be reinstated.Expert and quota reform activists said this would not have happened if the quota reform issue was dealt logically.Ganasanhati Andolan chief coordinator Zunaid Saki said the movement was for reformation of quota and not for abolishing the system.Muktijoddha Santan and Muktijoddhar Santan Oikya Parishad of Sylhet district and metropolitan demonstrated in the Zindabazar area of the city on Thursday afternoon.They also brought out a protest procession. Later, they announced a week-long programme.The sons of freedom fighters, ethnic minors and specially abled students of the Islamic University, Kushtia demonstrated blocking the Kushtia-Jhenaidah highway for abolishing the quota.In Rajshahi, Adibashi Chhatra Parishad, a forum of ethnic minority students, demonstrated demanding restoration of the system.Rajshahi University units of Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command and Amra Muktijoddhar Santan also staged protest rally blocking the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in front of the main gate of the university.Narayanganj district unit of Muktijoddha Sangsad Santan Command formed a human chain in front of the press club yesterday afternoon.People from different walks of life are now thinking of the matter whether the decision to abolish the quota is a ‘new tactic’ of the government.About the decision, prime minister Sheikh Hasina said the quota has been scrapped as many people do not want it.“If you want restoration of quota system, you have to take to the street,” Hasina said at a media briefing on 3 October.The circular says the abolition will be applicable for all government offices, autonomous and half-autonomous institutions and even public corporation.The cabinet approval committee placed a recommendation saying that if the government thinks that quota is required for any marginalised groups, it will take necessary steps.But, the circular released on 4 October mentioned nothing about this despite legal prohibition regarding the physically challenged people.Till date, 55 per cent people in the government jobs were recruited through different quotas. Ministers and leaders of the ruling party came up with a mixture of feedback over the matter. At least five ministers at the cabinet meeting spoke in favour of quota system.However, students demonstrating for reforms in quota system are yet to say anything after the publication of the circular.Bangladesh Sadharan Chhatra Odhikar Sangrakkhon Parishad (Bangladesh General Students’ Rights Protection Council) convenor Hasan Al Mamun told Prothom Alo yesterday that they will soon take a decision about their next course of action.Ruling AL general secretary Obaidul Quader said no one has to make any demand for the freedom fighters to the incumbent government.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will take actions if any demand is justified and practical, he added.Asked about the matter, former cabinet secretary and adviser to a caretaker government Akbar Ali Khan told Prothom Alo that the first administrative committee recommended abolishing the entire quota system.The government has now abolished it and it is good, he said. *The piece, originally published in the print edition of Prothom Alo, has been rewritten in English by Toriqul Islam and Shameem Rezalast_img read more

How to overcome compassion fatigue

first_imgHurricane Harvey flooded Houston in August 2017, forcing tens of thousands of people out of their homes and stranding others on roofs and porches. Millions watched the disaster unfold on their television screens, but one group sprang into action. The “Cajun Navy” — boat owners from Louisiana, many of whom had endured the ravages of Hurricane Katrina — hitched all manner of watercraft (bass boats, air boats) to their vehicles, drove to Texas and set about rescuing thousands of residents. The informal group, which coordinates using social media, has also traveled to North Carolina and Florida to help flood victims. Why do some people feel compassion, and act, when they hear about mass human suffering, while others put the distress out of their minds and go back to their daily business? The question has long drawn the attention of psychologists and philosophers, not to mention activists looking for ways to get people off their sofas (or to open their wallets) when tragedy strikes — or when governments commit unethical acts. …center_img But as a method for increasing compassion, empathy-through-adversity is a highly unsatisfying solution, since it means that the way to warm people’s hearts is to make them suffer first. Fortunately, shared pain, by itself, isn’t what makes the difference, according to new research from my lab led by Daniel Lim. More specifically, people who have undergone adversity have a greater sense of efficacy when it comes to helping others. Through their own harsh experiences, they’ve come to believe that even small acts of kindness have an impact on those in need. “The best way you can thank somebody for helping you is to go help somebody else,” an engineer and Cajun Navy member named Ben Theriot told the New York Times during Harvey. Read the whole story: The Washington Postlast_img read more

Real ones five aside or Subbuteo ones – Cassola on PMs Ta

first_img <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACredit: SportingnOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACredit: Sportingn The Independent MEP candidate Arnold Cassola has asked the Prime Minister to clarify if the Ta ‘Qali expansion really measures up.While praising the Prime Minister for pledging to expand the park in Ta ‘Qali to the equivalent of 63 football pitches, Cassola questions whether there is enough land to accommodate this.Watch: Ta’ Qali expansion, 3rd the size of London’s Hyde Park – MuscatHe states that with an average football pitch measuring around 7,000 square feet multiplied by 63, there is approximately 441,000 sq.ms of land.Cassola questions if the classification of a football pitch is merely a bluster of size rather than measured by accuracy.‘Are we sure that such amount of new land exists in Ta’ Qali? Is Joseph Muscat refering to 63 real football pitches, five a side ones…. or Subbuteo ones?’WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more