Billed as the largest health magazine launch of all time, Publishers Group of America’s newspaper magazine Spry hit newsstands last week with a 9.2 million circulation—up 200,000 from 9 million projected pre-launch.The PGA says it hopes to increase Spry’s circ again, and will “decide in next month or so” on an increase, if any, for 2009 through 2010, president Dick Porter told FOLIO:. “We’ll look at the budget and rate base, and which markets are interested in Spry,” he said. “It will most likely depend on whether our ad sales can keep up with rate base growth.” Earlier this summer, the PGA—which publishes its flagship American Profile magazine—said it plans to raise circulation at sister newspaper insert magazine Relish from 12 million to 15 million, effective with its January 2009 issue. Relish launched in February 2006 as the largest ad-supported food magazine and has increased circ by three million each year. PGA media contact Fred Pfaff says he expects to see a 20 to 30 percent overlap in the newspapers that carry both Spry and Relish. Right now, Spry is distributed in The Washington Times, The Florida Times Union, the New York Daily News, the San Jose Mercury News, and the Los Angeles Daily News.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (3-1) earned its third straight victory of the season, defeating Melrose by a score of 9-1 on Friday, April 20 at Town Park.Pitcher Ally Moran went the distance, allowing only 2 hits while recording 6 strikeouts.For the second game in a row, Wilmington had a shaky first inning, allowing one run on two errors and few passed balls. The Wildcats tied it in their bottom half of the inning when Kayla Bourrell scored after reaching base on an error.The Wildcats scored two more in the second inning plating Ryan Bailey (single) and Emily Wright (reaching on a dropped third strike) and a RBI single by Kayla Bourrell.Wilmington blew the game open in the third inning as a result of solid and timely hitting. DH Emily Wright had a two-run RBI.Adele Burton had a good game on both sides of the field. Offensively, she went 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Defensively, she had 4 strong put outs.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Lexington, Moran Picks Up Another WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Wrap Up Regular Season With 10-0 WinIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”
“Anyone listening to this podcast is probably familiar with the acceleration in cord-cutting, and perhaps even more serious is the fact that lots of younger people are not connecting the cord to begin with,” Ryan said.Pluto is trying to capitalize on this trend — by offering free linear programming on mobile platforms — while sticking to the belief that channel surfing is human nature.“One of the misconceptions over the past few years is that everything’s moving to on-demand, and one of our core theses is actually that the linear use — the programmed use case — is alive and well and will remain alive and well in the digital space because people fundamentally want to be programmed to.”“Strictly Business” is Variety‘s weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment. Listen to the podcast below for the full interview, or check out previous “Strictly Business” episodes featuring comedian/actor/producer Kevin Hart, ICM Partners agent Esther Newberg, and HBO chairman/CEO Richard Plepler. A new episode debuts each Tuesday and can be downloaded on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and SoundCloud. “We are one of many players, but I think we’re quite a differentiated player,” Ryan said. “When we launched the service live in 2014, everyone said, ‘Everything is going on-demand, and subscription is the only way to do it.’ We had a different opinion about delivering a programmed, linear-ized experience — or leading with it at least — and also going free, which we also saw as an underappreciated opportunity.”Pluto TV offers a mix of channels that span multiple networks — like News 24/7, which aggregates different networks’ takes on news stories — as well as content from singular networks like NBC or Scripps. While Ryan advocated for the consumer appeal of having options, he also acknowledged the decreasing popularity of linear programming. Pluto TV isn’t concerned about the growing number of cord-cutting consumers seeking content via paid streaming options.In this week’s episode of the Variety podcast “Strictly Business,” Pluto CEO Tom Ryan expressed his faith in the OTT service, which delivers hundreds of channels to more than 6 million users for free. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety
The letter added: “As part of the maintenance requirements, it is necessary to undertaker vegetation clearances which includes includes strimming and grass cutting to the verges and central reservation on the A50. “The works are essential to ensure forward visibility for the travelling public. “To maximise the use of these lane closures and to minimise further disruption, we will combine other work activities within the same lane closures.” Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store, or get the Android version from Google Play. Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter. Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram. Driver named following fatal collision Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists are being advised to expect delays due to planned lane closures on the A50 in North Staffordshire. Balfour Beatty will be carrying out ‘vegetation clearance’ on the dual carriageway between the A521 Meir Interchange and the A521 Tean/Blythe Marsh roundabout for four nights. As a result there will be lane closures on both the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the A50 (Blythe Bridge Bypass) between 8pm and 5am each night – with the A521 Eastbound entry slip road also completely closed while work is carried out. Work is set to begin on the evening of Tuesday April 23. In a letter Balfour Beatty, who maintain the A50 between Meir Interchange in Stoke-on-Trent and Sawley Interchange in Leicestershire on behalf of Highways England, said they were unable to carry out the work during ‘peak times during the day time’. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing woman