Vermont Guardian to cease publication

first_imgThe Vermont Guardian, which earlier this year became the state’s only exclusively online newspaper, will cease publication this month.The move comes three months after the Guardian dropped its print format as a way to cut costs and better reach its growing readership on the Internet. That move drew significantly more readers topping more than 8,000 readers per day (with more than 20,000 page views) and 150,000 readers per month.”The reason we are closing our doors is simple,” said Shay Totten, the paper’s co-founder, editor, and publisher.”While the move to online helped us bring our costs in line with our revenues, and to be more fleet-footed in how we respond to breaking news and analysis, I have been offered an opportunity that, for the benefit of my family, I cannot turn down and it means that the paper must cease publication at this time due to the enormous amount of time that I put into this publication every day.”This week’s issue will be the paper’s last, and will largely be comprised of a “best of” retrospective of some of the most important stories the paper published in its two-and-a-half year run, Totten said. The Guardian’s first weekly print edition hit the streets in September 2004, and its circulation topped 10,000 readers statewide.”We have rightly earned many accolades from readers, pundits, and our colleagues over the years, and everyone who worked with us as a staffer, a freelancer, intern, or volunteer should know they were part of something important and that has had an impact on events and issues that will far outlast its short life,” said Totten. “We were the first newspaper to put breaking news on its website, to offer online subscriptions to readers, and to take our entire news operation online. These are all great accomplishments, and I look forward to seeing what folks come up with next.”Totten will be the new editorial director of Chelsea Green Publishing in White River Junction. The job title encompasses the existing editor-in-chief role, and has been expanded to include the oversight and development of multimedia tools and online content.In the coming months, Chelsea Green plans to launch a new website, which will host much of the new content, and begin thinking of new ways for each authors book project to be more than simply a book, making each a way to help organize action around the core idea and purpose of the title.Founded in 1984, Chelsea Green Publishing Company is dedicated to the politics and practice of sustainability. During the past twenty-three years, Chelsea Green has published a wide range of titles from the political New York Times best seller, Don’t Think of an Elephant, to ecological classics like The Man Who Planted Trees. Its authors are on the cutting edge of politics, energy, agriculture, green building, economics, food politics, gardening, and religion.”It was a very difficult decision, but more than three years of long hours and low pay was, in the end, simply too much to bear for me and my family any more,” said Totten. “Still, I made this decision after a long discussion with my family who has supported me and the paper to the bitter end and with close friends, allies, and our investors. All agreed that the Guardian has much to be proud of, and it is time for me to move on.”The Guardian’s website will remain active indefinitely for subscribers to continue accessing the paper’s rich archives, and more news stories will be posted throughout this week and next to ensure the paper meets its obligations to its many subscribers and advertisers.”I hold out some hope that we can find someone to manage and run the website as a news organization,” said Totten.The paper’s other co-founder, Greg Guma, left the Guardian in early 2006 to take over as executive director of the Pacifica Foundation, which operates the Pacifica Radio Network.last_img read more

China drives global solar and coal alike

first_imgChina drives global solar and coal alike FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享South China Morning Post:Chinese equity investment in solar, wind and coal power projects in Belt and Road Initiative countries surged from 2014 to 2019, with planned capacity up more than tenfold compared with the previous five-year period, environmental group Greenpeace has said.The Belt and Road Initiative is a Beijing strategy to boost economic and trade ties in dozens of countries in Asia, Europe and beyond, mostly through investments in energy and infrastructure.According to a study published by Greenpeace on Monday, China’s wind and solar power investments in belt and road countries amounted to 12.6 gigawatts since the initiative was launched in 2014. It had invested in just 0.45GW of solar before 2014.The country has also invested in 67.9GW of new coal-fired power in belt and road countries since 2014, but Greenpeace climate and energy campaigner Liu Junyan said the increase in the share of renewables should be welcomed.More: Chinese renewable energy investment abroad soars – but coal still dominantlast_img read more

Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Oct 2019 10:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares Advertisement Jamie Carragher tells Arsenal to sell Shkodran Mustafi after Liverpool defeat Parlour believes Arsenal’s players will be ‘devastated (Picture: Getty)‘They’ll be devastated,’ Parlour said. ‘Especially the young players, it’s an opportunity to win at Anfield and they were so close.‘They looked a little bit tired towards the end, Liverpool put the pressure on a bit towards the end, but in a penalty shoot-out anything can happen.‘They were excellent penalties, even the save it was in the corner. It was an excellent game of football, the defensive coaches won’t be too happy though.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCarragher added: ‘It was interesting the Arsenal fans’ reaction at the end, all the players came over and got a great reception. If the result had gone the other way, the Liverpool fans would have done the same.‘You couldn’t be anything but proud of the teams, the great goals, the entertainment for supporters, it was a brilliant game all round.’Will Liverpool win the Carabao Cup?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Shkodran Mustafi mocked by Arsenal hero Alan Smith after shocking own goal during Liverpool clashMORE: Arsenal boss Unai Emery explains Mesut Ozil return for Liverpool clash Mustafi scored an own goal (Picture: Getty Images)Jamie Carragher believes Arsenal should sell Shkodran Mustafi as quickly as possible and ‘the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone’.The centre-half was hopelessly at fault for Liverpool’s first goal in a dramatic 5-5 draw at Anfield, with Jurgen Klopp’s side eventually progressing to the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup on penalties.Mustafi is yet to start a Premier League game for the Gunners this season, with Unai Emery only selecting the German in the Europa League and the Carabao Cup, and Carragher believes he’s done in terms of competing in England’s top flight.center_img Advertisement Comment Carragher was unimpressed by Mustafi (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)‘I think those days are gone, Mustafi playing in the Premier League,’ Carragher told Sky Sports.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t think how well he played her tonight would change that. He’s just one of those defenders who makes mistakes and it affects other people.‘When you play with someone like that it makes you nervous. Your goalkeeper, your full-backs… you can’t play your own game because you’re always worried he’s going to make a mistake and are half-covering him.More: 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‘I think probably for Arsenal the quicker he’s gone the better for everyone.’There were goals from Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Martinelli and James Milner, Ainsley Maitland-Niles as well as screamers from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Joe Willock but it was Divock Origi who was the hero for Liverpool as he bagged his second deep into injury time to force a shootout.And Ray Parlour believes Arsenal will be ‘devastated’ at failing to hold on to a 5-3 lead.last_img read more

NFL players blast Roger Goodell’s press conference; They want blood

first_imgIt will be remarkable, and surprising, if NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell survives arguably the greatest scandal — and by far the worst two-week period — in league history. The press conference did little to allay the fears of a distrustful public and only served to emboldened the formerly cowering workforce to rip into Goodell with aplomb.Already the players are circling around the commissioner in the waters and, with Goodell hemorrhaging so much blood from this public relations catastrophe, commenced to a feeding frenzy on their lame duck commissioner because of his penchant for giving non-denial denials and spitting out ambiguous responses that failed to answer pointed questions.Take a look at the current and former players rip the “law-and-order” commissioner who for his lack of leadership on a embarrassing string of domestic violence and child abuse cases, for his hypocrisy, as well as a hint of a what some players believe is a cover up on the Ray Rice investigation.last_img read more

Watch: Just 27 brilliant minutes were enough to earn Real Madrid player Takefusa Kubo…

first_imgAdvertisement 3mwhlNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs8lhbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ebe40y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) pyWould you ever consider trying this?😱wzg9Can your students do this? 🌚1awthgRoller skating! Powered by Firework Real Madrid’s new recruit Takefusa Kubo was loaned out to RCD Mallorca before the transfer window closed so that the youngster could get some gametime and compete for a place in the Madrid squad.Advertisement In Kubo’s Mallorca debut, the pacey forward came on with 27 minutes left and dazzled. He earned Mallorca a penalty which another player failed to convert.Advertisement Kubo was extraordinary with the ball at his feet and proved to be a constant threat for Athletico Bilbao,The 18 year old received the Man of The Match award at the end of the game, Incredible feat for a youngster who has released by Barcelona a few weeks ago.Advertisement Catch the highlights of Kubo here : Advertisementlast_img read more