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

Players Championship leaderboard 2019: Live scores, Round 4 results from TPC Sawgrass

first_imgThe Players Championship has a major reputation for a reason. It carries the prestige and the purse to stack up to the PGA Tour’s premier tournaments, and TPC Sawgrass, one of golf’s iconic courses, provides the perfect backdrop for Tiger Woods and the sport’s biggest stars up and down the leaderboard.Woods, who won The Players in 2001 and 2013, is resuming his 2019 tournament schedule after skipping last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck strain. The 14-time major champion was off to a strong start to the PGA Tour season before the injury and will look to pick up where he left off at golf’s “fifth major.”  He finished 11th at the 2018 Players, his first entry into the tournament since 2013.MORE: Watch The Players Championship live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)This year is the earliest The Players has been held since 2007 after the PGA Tour rearranged its schedule for 2019.Including Woods, ranked 11th, the field features all 50 of the world’s top players, and it’s anyone’s guess who should be considered the favorite in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. The Players has had 10 different winners each of the last 10 years, with 2018 champion Webb Simpson and other recent winners Si Woo Kim, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler looking to buck the trend this year. Follow Tiger’s score and the rest of the 2019 Players Championship field below with our live leaderboard.The Players Championship leaderboard, live scoresLeaderboardThe Players Championship13 – 16 March 2019Pos.Player NameNationalityScoreRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total1Rory McIlroyNorthern Ireland-16676570702722Jim FurykUSA-15716471672733Jhonattan VegasVenezuela-14726967662743Eddie PepperellEngland-14726868662745Brandt SnedekerUSA-13697265692755Tommy FleetwoodEngland-13656770732755Dustin JohnsonUSA-13696869692758Hideki MatsuyamaJapan-12717266672768Justin RoseEngland-12746668682768Brian HarmanUSA-12666971702768Jason DayAustralia-127066687227612Jon RahmSpain-116968647627712Adam ScottAustralia-117069687027712Abraham AncerMexico-116966707227712Joel DahmenUSA-116971677027716Keegan BradleyUSA-106573687227816Webb SimpsonUSA-107070706827816Nick TaylorCanada-107369696727816Ollie SchniederjansUSA-107170657227820Bryson DeChambeauUSA-97069697127920Ryan MooreUSA-96774696927922Tony FinauUSA-86971687228022Kevin KisnerUSA-86868717328022J.T. PostonUSA-86869737028022Sergio GarciaSpain-86970746728026Matt KucharUSA-76970727028126Byeong Hun AnSouth Korea-76671737128126Billy HorschelUSA-76970736928126Emiliano GrilloArgentina-77072736628130Tom HogeUSA-66971707228230Lucas BjerregaardDenmark-67070707228230Matt WallaceEngland-66973707028230Gary WoodlandUSA-67269736828230Tiger WoodsUSA-67071726928235Seamus PowerRepublic of Ireland-57467736928335Brice GarnettUSA-57169737028335Rory SabbatiniSouth Africa-56869747228335Russell KnoxScotland-57068737228335Charles Howell IIIUSA-56970756928335Justin ThomasUSA-57172707028341Denny McCarthyUSA-46972727128441Vaughn TaylorUSA-46770717628441Corey ConnersCanada-47270687428441Martin TrainerUSA-47369727028441Thorbjørn OlesenDenmark-47069766928441Matthew FitzpatrickEngland-47071727128447Patrick ReedUSA-36969697828547Keith MitchellUSA-37165757428547Rickie FowlerUSA-37467687628547Jason KokrakUSA-37368747028547Sung-hoon KangSouth Korea-37366747228547Andrew LandryUSA-37368737128547Richy WerenskiUSA-37271687428547Kelly KraftUSA-37370717128547Bud CauleyUSA-36970767028556Ian PoulterEngland-26966757628656Scott PiercyUSA-27468727228656Bubba WatsonUSA-27271707328656Brooks KoepkaUSA-27271737028656Louis OosthuizenSouth Africa-27370737028656Francesco MolinariItaly-27270727228656Brian GayUSA-27667687528656Cameron SmithAustralia-27270737128656Luke ListUSA-26968757428656Chris KirkUSA-27469727128656Si Woo KimSouth Korea-27368727328667Scott LangleyUSA-16972757128767Daniel BergerUSA-17568707428767Jimmy WalkerUSA-17568737128770Michael ThompsonUSAPar6971727628871Martin KaymerGermany+37169737829172C.T. PanChina+47270747629272Branden GraceSouth Africa+47370727729274Anirban LahiriIndia+1707176-21774Tyler DuncanUSA+1707176-21774Jason DufnerUSA+1707374-21777Patrick RodgersUSA+2727076-21878Kevin NaUSA+3717078-21979Patton KizzireUSA+4717079-22079Adam LongUSA+4717277-220Click here or refresh if you don’t see scores and results above.last_img read more