Newspaper Publisher Acquires Worcester Magazine

first_img“It’s actually an appropriate title for a traditional newspaper to buy, because it reaches an audience that the traditional papers are losing, namely younger readers, as well as giving them some traction with advertisers they may not otherwise get,” said Kim Mac Leod, president of Regional Media Advisors, an M&A advisory company for the regional market. Looking forward, Charter said the possibility of converting Worcester to a glossy is “undetermined,” indicating that “many ideas are on the table.” One idea is to launch an annual glossy edition, he says. Alternative news weekly Worcester magazine has been acquired by newspaper publisher Holden Landmark Corp. The agreement is set to close before the end of the month.Terms of the deal were not disclosed.“From a market standpoint, connecting with a publication with 30-plus-year track record is a beautiful fit geographically for us,” Holden Landmark publisher Gareth Chater told FOLIO:. The company publishes five weekly newspapers in the greater Worcester, Massachusetts area—including its flagship Holden Landmark—as well as State Parent magazine.A newsprint tabloid distributed free at 500 locations around the city, Worcester magazine has a circulation of 34,000. “We couldn’t offer our advertisers penetration into the city [Worcester], and now we can,” Charter said. “We like the alternative city space. Given the decline of the metro dailies and the emergence of the Web, we think it has great potential.”last_img read more

Tesla Model Y crossover SUV unveiled

first_img34:37 The success or failure of the Model Y could make or break Tesla. If the vehicle appeals to buyers who hadn’t previously been interested in a sedan like the Model 3 and couldn’t afford a Model X, then it’s all gravy. Of course, that also depends on whether Tesla is able to decide officially where to build it and whether it can build the vehicle without the pronounced quality issues it suffered with the Model 3 (and the Model X and S before it). If Tesla isn’t able to deliver on its promises or the vehicle ends up sharing much less in terms of parts with the Model 3 than expected, then it could go very badly. Based on aesthetics alone, though, that doesn’t look to be an issue. It’s worth remembering, however, that when the Model X was announced, it was supposed to share the bulk of its parts with the Model S, but ended up only sharing around 30 percent. In any case, we now live in a world where Elon Musk has lived out his “S3XY” fantasy and made us all his accomplices in it. We’re looking forward to getting behind the wheel of the Model Y just as soon as we can pry one away from the folks at Tesla, but until then, keep an eye on Roadshow for more Model Y news as it happens. Enlarge ImageHere it is, Tesla’s Model Y, and it looks… pretty much like we expected it to. Tesla Tesla’s Model Y has finally been unveiled to the public, and while the Model 3-based crossover SUV is pretty much what we expected, there’s still a lot here to sink our teeth into. The Model Y has a little bit of a Model X feel about it– including an unexpected optional third-row seating option — minus its big brother’s controversial Falcon doors. Mainly, however, there’s a whole lot of Model 3 DNA and visuals in the 2020 Model Y. In fact, the latter is why it’s arguably Tesla’s least-innovative new vehicle ever. However, that probably doesn’t matter much, and it could actually be a good thing: Given that consumer interest in crossover SUVs is at a fever pitch these days, this new offering is likely to become the brand’s best-selling model when it finally hits the streets late next year. As Musk announced via Twitter recently, Model Y pricing starts at around 10 percent over what a comparably equipped Model 3 does while offering a usable range of approximately 300 miles. This works out to a $39,000 standard-range model, which Musk says is due in 2021, and a long-range model, which will cost $47,000 and go on sale in fall 2020.  What you get in trade is a slightly more family- and cargo-friendly shape and the smug satisfaction that you’ve got the newest Tesla on your block. Plus, given that the Model Y is based on the Model 3, this baby crossover will undoubtedly be pretty quick, as previewed in our early ride-along from Thursday’s reveal event seen below. Tesla Model 3: The one you’ve been waiting for Our first ride in the Tesla #ModelY pic.twitter.com/XLCjI4vGDG— Roadshow (@roadshow) March 15, 2019 Comments Tesla Model 3 Review: Performance trim Tesla pulls the wraps off its Model Y crossover SUV Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Model Y 9 Photoscenter_img Tags Now playing: Watch this: 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range review: Familiar, yet oh so much better Tesla Share your voice More From Roadshow 47 Electric Cars Car Industry SUVs Crossovers Elon Musk Teslalast_img read more

KTM RC390 Spied Testing in India Again Launch Imminent

first_imgThe Austrian motorcycle maker KTM’s fully faired sports bike RC 390 emerged on the cyber space once again in fresh spy shots, suggesting the arrival of the RC series to India soon.RC 390, an exciting creation of KTM has been rumoured for India launch quite some time now. Although the exact launch date of the bike is not available yet, the repeated sightings of the bikes on the roads suggest that the launch is imminent. The latest images of the RC 390 come from the folks at Motoroids, which was been spied testing in Pune.The bike, which was first unveiled at the EICMA International Motorcycle Exhibition along with RC 200, is expected to make its India debut by mid-2014. KTM RC 390 draws its power from 375cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which can pump a power of 45 PS and a torque of 35Nm and is expected to carry fairing-mounted windshield and split seats. Though the details of the bike are scanty at this point of time, rumours are rife that RC390 would carry a price tag around ₹2.2 lakhs.Beside RC 390, KTM’s RC 200 has also been anticipated to reach Indian shores for a while now. The RC200 features a four-stroke, 200cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, which produces 26 hp and is likely to offer at a price point of ₹1, 40,000 – ₹ 1, 55,000. Both the bikes are expected to be produced at the Bajaj’s Chakan plant in Maharashtra and the company is also looking to bring its Husqvarna motorbikes to the sub-continent two years from now.KTM will sell the bikes through its India partner Bajaj Auto, which currently markets KTM Duke 200 and Duke 390 in the country. Earlier in March, KTM slashed its bike prices in India up to ₹5,600. Photo credit: KTM/India(ED:AJ)last_img read more

AL men fell 51 roadside trees

first_img.At least 50 Mehegani trees beside a road in Kushtia’s Daulatpur upazila were cut down allegedly by local Awami League (AL) leaders and activists recently without taking permission from the authorities concerned, reports UNB.Witnesses said a group of AL men numbering 10/12 people led by local leader Bazlur Rahman cut down the trees beside Kaimari road in the upazila in the night.Later, the trees amounting worth of Tk 500,000 were shifted to other places by local goods carrying hauler.Local AL leaders and activists – Bazlur Rahman, Ashraf Ali, Sirajul Islam, Fazlul Haqu, Riazul Haque, Jaony, Rony, Sumon – committed the crime by stealing the state owned trees in aegis of local MP Alhaz Rezaul Haque, alleged the locals.Being informed by the locals, police seized a total of 21 trees from the spot before being shifted to other places, said Shah Dara Khan, officer-in-charge of Doulatpur police station.However, no one could be detained from the spot, he added.Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Md Toufiqur Rahman said the seized woods were kept under the observation of VDP men of the union.Process to file a case in this connection was underway, said the UNO.last_img read more