E-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]
WILMINGTON, 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 email@example.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”
NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg gives a press conference following tensions between Russia and Ukraine at NATO headquarters in Brussels, on 26 November 2018. Photo: AFPNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg on Monday demanded Russia free Ukrainian ships and sailors held after clashes off Crimea, warning Moscow that “its actions have consequences”.Russia fired on and then seized three Ukrainian ships on Sunday, accusing them of illegally entering its waters in the Sea of Azov, in a dramatic spike in tensions that raises fears of a wider escalation.Stoltenberg held phone talks with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko before officials from the two sides held emergency talks at alliance headquarters in Brussels.”There is no justification for the use of military force against Ukrainian ships and naval personnel, so we call on Russia to release immediately the Ukrainian sailors and ships it seized yesterday,” Stoltenberg told reporters after the meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission.”And we call for calm and restraint.”Kiev accused Russia of launching “a new phase of aggression”, which annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014.The Ukrainian military has been put on high alert and the country’s parliament is to vote on a request by Poroshenko to impose martial law for 60 days.Ukraine has also urged its Western allies to step up existing sanctions implemented against Russia over Crimea and its role in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between the government and pro-Moscow separatists.Stoltenberg said the 29 NATO allies reiterated their support for Ukrainian sovereignty, saying they would never recognise Russia’s claim to Crimea.”Russia has to understand that its actions have consequences — that’s the reason why NATO has reacted so firmly against the actions of Russia against Ukraine over several years,” the former Norwegian premier said, without giving details of possible consequences but pointing to economic sanctions imposed by the West on Russia.Stoltenberg said Poroshenko had assured him that the proposed martial law would not interfere with upcoming presidential elections planned for 31 March.Moscow has blamed Kiev for the incident, drawing a barbed response on Twitter from the US Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker.”Russia rams Ukrainian vessel peacefully travelling toward a Ukrainian port. Russia seizes ships and crew and then accuses Ukraine of provocation???” Volker tweeted.Tensions have been building over the Kerch Strait, where Russia has built a new bridge that gives it a land connection to Crimea.Kiev has accused Moscow of blocking access for Ukrainian ships though the strait, the only way in and out of the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea.