Limerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation race

first_imgPrint Paid-for newspapers circulation takes a diveLATEST audited figures released by the UK-based Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) puts the Limerick Post in lead position having the highest circulation amongst the regions local newspapers. During a period when a substantial number of newspapers and particularly the paid-for newspapers are suffering uncomfortable declines in readership, circulation and advertising sales, Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up the Limerick Post has again shown its strength by being the region’s biggest and most widely circulated local newspaper.ABC publishes its reports twice annually to monitor the accurate levels of newspaper circulation in both paid-for and free newspaper markets. Its circulation figures are the recognised gauge of factual newspaper circulation statistics.The report comes at a time of plummeting circulation in the sales of paid-for local newspapers. Countless local newspapers are experiencing falls of nearly 20 per cent in readership over the past two years.This tied with advertising sales figures in paid-for newspapers in free fall, as traditional newspapers like the Limerick Leader are being forced into massive restructuring which only recently led to the Limerick Leader transferring 19 jobs to the North of Ireland in a bid to survive.ABC also publishes the accepted sales and readership figures for all of the top national and international newspapers in Ireland and the UK.The Limerick Post total certified door-to-door circulation increased by a massive 1,620 a week to 16,693, plus it’s bulk circulation of 32,315 makes the Limerick Post the runaway leader in the race to be Limerick’s most read newspaper.Circulation figures for the Limerick Leader fell again to just 19,034 while figures for The Limerick Chronicle have not been reported for this period.The Limerick Independent has also failed to report bulk circulation figures for the second consecutive six-month period.Industry sources say that failure to report figures by newspapers that had previously done so is an indication of an even more dramatic fall in circulation than was earlier feared.Many newspapers have opted not to be certified by ABC, as they endeavour to conceal plummeting sales and circulation figures in a time of exceptional crisis for the media industry.The trend of decreasing circulation has intensified; with some papers no longer reporting figures, much evident in the latest results from ABC for Ireland’s local paid for newspapers. Industry sources are placing this failure to report figures down to the spectacular fall-off in circulation for many local paid-for newspapers throughout the country.The latest report from ABC, covering the period January to June 2009, confirms the alarming rate of decline for many local papers.However, the latest ABC figures show that the paid-for newspaper market in Ireland is suffering major losses in newspaper sales, advertising sales and more importantly readership.Many newspapers around the country are planning or have already implemented layoffs, wage cuts and working hour reductions in a bid to survive. Media owners are now trying to reduce staff numbers to sustainable levels.Previous loyal readers of the paid-for newspapers are reluctant to pay prices in excess of g2 for their weekly newspaper when there is so much free news available through free newspapers and local radio. Owned by the media industry, ABC independently verifies and reports on media performance, providing a major trading currency for media buyers and owners across print, events, digital and evolving platforms.To checkout the latest newspaper figures online go to  Previous articleGig of the weekNext articleHowlett, Mafi and Manning start for Munster’s opener admin Email Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick Post leads in local newspaper circulation raceBy admin – September 3, 2009 873 Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

Mayor’s Update – Nov. 27

first_imgDear Friends,I’m sad to report on the passing of one of Ocean City’s finest citizens, Tommy Miles Jr., over the weekend. He and his wife, Mary Hayward-Miles, had been honored at this year’s Juneteenth Celebration with the Business Leadership Award in recognition of their contributions to the economic vitality and charitable service of the black community in Ocean City. He and Mary have lived in town for 57 years, raised a family here and worshipped at Shiloh Baptist Church. He was the owner of Tommy Miles Window Cleaning and Painting, and he also worked for Ocean City until his retirement. Most of all, Tommy was known for his kindness and generosity – he could always be counted on to help others regardless of the circumstances. I hope you all will join Michele and me in extending our deepest condolences to Mary, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and all of their friends and family.A few reminders:Our Christmas in the Downtown celebration is scheduled for 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday (Nov. 29).  The Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck will be ready in case a certain traveler from the North Pole needs assistance descending from the roof of City Hall. If so, he’ll be on hand to help illuminate City Hall and the Christmas tree at 5 p.m.Seasonal beach tags for summer 2020 will go on sale Friday. They will be available at a discounted $20 and can be purchased at the City Hall Welcome Center and other locations throughout town or online at is less than a week left to purchase First Night buttons at a discounted $15. The price goes up to $20 on Sunday, Dec. 1. For more information and to purchase buttons online, visit .If your trash and recycling pickup is regularly scheduled for Thursdays or Fridays, it will be pushed back by one day, due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The schedule returns to normal next week. See more detail on the holiday trash and recycling schedule.I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Please take the time to enjoy the holiday with your family, neighbors and friends. We always have much to be thankful for in Ocean City, a place so many people hold so dear to their hearts.  Jay A. GillianMayorWarm regards,Jay A. GillianMayor Mayor Jay Gillianlast_img read more

Irrigation Systems

first_imgIf not checked, systems may work incorrectly, causing farmers to lose valuable time and yield potential. Porter is currently working on a checklist to distribute to farmers that will show them what equipment to check and how to check it. Irrigation systems that are exposed to freezing temperatures can have busted valves, leaks and flat tires. Porter encourages farmers to check the power units on their systems, too, and to do a preliminary start-up before running their pivots. Irrigation equipment is typically left outdoors, and unused during cold weather. While farmers may expect the equipment to be ready to use the next season, Porter says it’s vital that farmers check their systems at least a few weeks before planting their crops.“Farmers need to utilize a day or two to run the system to make sure it functions properly,” Porter said. University of Georgia Extension irrigation specialist Wes Porter advises farmers to check their irrigation systems and equipment for any problems before getting in the field this spring. “Center pivot irrigation systems are used heavily during the production season, with some potentially being operated continuously throughout the season,” he said. “However, like most equipment, when we have a need for it, we use it. But when we are finished with it for the season, it gets put away and stored until we need it again. Then we expect it to operate perfectly with very little maintenance.”Maintenance is necessary for all irrigation equipment. The system’s power unit, pumping system, drains and electrical systems need to be checked and cleaned before being used. When checking the electrical system, it’s important to be cautious. To avoid serious injury, growers should touch the panel box with the back of their hand to make sure the box is not electrified.center_img “The main purpose of checking irrigation systems is to save farmers time,” Porter said. “The worst thing farmers can do is plant a crop and not test their equipment.” After a preliminary start-up check is completed, an operating check is needed to ensure the system functions properly. Farmers should check the pressure, flow, sprinklers, end gun and booster pump, drain valves, alignment and regulators on their systems, according to Porter. (Jordan Hill is an intern with the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)last_img read more

Snow Falls on Long Island, Up to 5 Inches Possible

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday on Long Island.A winter weather advisory is in effect until 5 p.m. Tuesday as a winter storm capable of producing 5 inches of snow makes its way across Long Island, meteorologists said.The storm came just in time for the morning commute and provided LI with its first significant snow accumulation of the season.While the storm slowed down traffic along some of LI’s busiest roads, it wasn’t being blamed for serious weather-related traffic accidents.Service on the Long Island Rail Road had yet to be disrupted as of 10:30 a.m., with the railroad reporting good service on all its branches.The National Weather Service predicted up to 5 inches of snow in most areas, but noted that snowfall could be heavier in other areas. Temperatures should drop to at or below freezing “allowing for snow accumulations,” the NWS said.Snowfall is expected through the morning and early afternoon before tapering off during the first half of the evening commute, meteorologists said.The storm is also capable of producing sleet or freezing train that could cause slippery and hazardous travel conditions, meteorologists said. Brief bands of moderate to heavy snow could also limit visibility to a half-mile, the NWS said.In response to the storm, Suffolk County will open its emergency operations center at 1 p.m.The county also said the Department of Public Works has been on county roads through the morning, applying salt to roads in an attempt to limit snow accumulation.“Be safe as you travel the roads today,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.The storm should move out by the evening, forecasters said, but temperatures will continue to fall and wind could pick up.Wednesday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 29.Suffolk directed its residents with non-emergency police calls to dial 631-852-2677.last_img read more

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette hail Kieran Tierney after Arsenal debut

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette hail Kieran Tierney after Arsenal debut Coral BarryWednesday 25 Sep 2019 7:59 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.5kShares / Skip Ad 1 min. story Top articles Advertisement by Metro Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Advertisement PLAY Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Read More Read More 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Tierney made his debut for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette were among the first to congratulate Kieran Tierney after the defender made his debut for Arsenal.After a lengthy injury lay-off, Tierney finally made his first start for Arsenal in their 5-0 thrashing of Nottingham Forest at the Emirates.Arsenal impressed in their Carabao Cup clash and Tierney in particular caught the eye of supporters and his manager.Tierney sent a message to Arsenal fans after the game on Instagram, saying: ‘Thank you so much for all your support… very grateful. Great feeling making my debut.’ADVERTISEMENT Video Settings Skip SPONSORED About Connatix V67539 Comment Holding and Bellerin made their injury comebacks (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham ForestTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:34FullscreenUnai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham Forest is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Unai Emery praised the defensive trio after the victory over Forest.He said: ‘Really for different issues, the competition is important for us and one title, an opportunity for different players to take confidence and minutes.‘I think the game was for us in 90 minutes very consistent.‘Some different players gave us their performance and came back after injuries – Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin.‘This was a good result, a good match, a good game. We can be positive for different options.’MORE: Unai Emery reveals what he told Gabriel Martinelli and Calum Chambers before Arsenal beat Nottingham ForestMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Lacazette and Aubameyang, who were both rested for the game, hailed their new team-mate in the comments section.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Yes my boy,’ Aubameyang commented, while Lacazette replied with fire emojis and ‘Easy K’.With Tierney approaching full fitness for the first time at Arsenal, the Gunners were also able to welcome back long-term absentees Hector Bellerin and Rob Holding. Full Screen Read Morelast_img read more

The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):12:25 p.m.What makes a championship obedience dog? The Westminster Kennel Club knows it by Heart. A Labrador retriever named Heart won Westminster’s obedience contest Sunday, extending her sweep of the five-year-old competition.With that, handler Linda Brennan says they don’t plan to enter the contest next year. “I think it’s only fair” to step aside, said Brennan, an obedience trainer from Columbia, New Jersey. The competition requires dogs to sit, stay, retrieve a toy on command and stick by their handlers’ sides while walking around other people, among other skills. Finalists used to do complex six-minute routines of their own devising, but Westminster changed things up this year to align more closely with other obedience trials. Heart, age 7, executed the maneuvers with her tail wagging. The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title February 10, 2020center_img Associated Press “She loves this environment — she really does. She finds it very exciting and very stimulating,” Brennan said. Don’t lose heart, owners of everyday dogs: Even Heart misbehaves from time to time outside the ring.“She has her little naughty habits,” Brennan said with a smile.,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more