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Holger Osieck names Qantas Socceroos squad for Germany

Holger Osieck names Qantas Socceroos squad for Germany
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named his squad for the upcoming international friendly match against Germany National Football Team “The "Mannschaft", at Borussia-Park in Mönchengladbach on Tuesday 29 March 2011.
Osieck has selected a reduced squad of 17 players comprising of 15 who were part of the Qantas Socceroos squad that finished runners-up at the recent AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2011.
Striker Nikita Rukavytsya returns to the squad after last being selected for the international friendly against Slovenia, whilst goalkeeper Mitchell Langerak receives his first ever call-up to the Qantas Socceroos squad following some impressive performances with his German club Borussia Dortmund.
Germany finished in 3rd place at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, is currently ranked 3rd in the FIFA World Rankings and most recently drew 1-1 with Italy in a friendly match last month.
This will be the fourth meeting of the two nations at senior men’s international level with the Germans victorious on each of the three previous occasions which includes their 4-0 victory over the Qantas Socceroos at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.
In addition a squad of 22 players have been selected to participate in a training camp for potential Qantas Socceroos, Qantas Olyroos and Qantas Young Socceroos by FFA Technical Director Han Berger , Holger Osieck, Qantas Olyroos Head Coach Aurelio Vidmar and Qantas Young Socceroos Head Coach Jan Versleijen.
The purpose of the camp will be to identify Europe-based players for the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, 2012 London Olympic Games qualifying campaign and 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup which will be played in Colombia in August.
This training camp will be held prior to the Qantas Socceroos training camp in Duisburg ,Germany from the 22nd to 25th March and will involve two training matches against local teams Borussia Mönchengladbach Reserves (23/3) and Schalke 04 Reserves (24/3).

QANTAS SOCCEROOS SQUAD – Tuesday 15 March 2011
Tim CAHILL - Everton FC, England 52 (23) FW
David CARNEY -Blackpool FC, England 38 (5) DF
Brett EMERTON - Blackburn Rovers, England 83 (17) MF
Brett HOLMAN - AZ Alkmaar, Netherlands 45 (6) MF
Mile JEDINAK - Genclerbirligi SK, Turkey 24 (2) MF
Harry KEWELL - Galatasaray SK, Turkey 53 (16) MF
Neil KILKENNY - Leeds United FC, England 7 (0) MF
Robbie KRUSE - Melbourne Victory, Australia 4 (1) FW
Mitchell LANGERAK - Borussia Dortmund, Germany - GK
Jon McKAIN - Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia 14 (0) DF
Matt McKAY - Brisbane Roar, Australia 13 (0) MF
Lucas NEILL - Galatasaray SK, Turkey 70 (0) DF
Sasa OGNENOVSKI - Seongnam Ilhwa, Korea Republic 8 (1) DF
Nikita RUKAVYTSYA - Hertha Berlin, Germany 7 (0) FW
Mark SCHWARZER - Fulham FC, England 88 (0) GK
Carl VALERI - U.S. Sassuolo Calcio, Italy 35 (1) MF
Luke WILKSHIRE - FK Dinamo Moscow, Russia 56 (3) DF

Australian National Teams Training Camp Squad
Duisburg, Germany
22nd - 25th March 2011

Shane CANSDELL-SHERRIFF - Shrewsbury Town, England DF (Qantas Socceroos)
Mitchell LANGERAK - Borussia Dortmund, Germany GK (Qantas Socceroos)
Adrian MADASCHI - Portogruara, Italy DF (Qantas Socceroos)
Adam SAROTA - FC Utrecht, Netherlands MF (Qantas Socceroos)
James TROISI - Kayserispor, Turkey FW (Qantas Socceroos)
Michael ZULLO - FC Utrecht, Netherlands DF (Qantas Socceroos)
Dean BOUZANIS - Liverpool FC, England GK (Qantas Olyroos)
Apostolos GIANNOU - AO Kavala, Greece FW (Qantas Olyroos)
Chris HERD - Aston Villa, England MF (Qantas Olyroos)
James HOLLAND - Sparta Rotterdam, Netherland (on-loan from AZ Alkmaar) MF (Qantas Olyroos)
Shane LOWRY - Sheffield United, England (on-loan from Aston Villa) DF (Qantas Olyroos)
Ryan McGOWAN - Partick Thistle, Scotland (on loan from Hearts) DF (Qantas Olyroos)
Aaron MOOY - St Mirren, Scotland MF (Qantas Olyroos)
Kearyn BACCUS - Le Mans, France MF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Ante DRAZINA - Hertha Berlin, Germany DF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Corey GAMEIRO - Fulham FC, England FW (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Bradden INMAN - Newcastle United, England MF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Josip KONYIT - Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia MF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
George LAMBADARIDIS - Club Brugge, Belgium MF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Mathew LECKIE - Borussia Mönchengladbach, Germany FW (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Massimo LUONGO - Tottenham Hotspurs, England MF (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Brent McGRATH - Brøndby IF, Denmark FW (Qantas Young Socceroos)
Match Details
Germany v Qantas Socceroos
Tuesday, 29 March 2011
Borussia-Park, Mönchengladbach, Germany
Kick-Off 8:45pm local (5:45am AEDT, 5:15 ACDT, 4:45am AEST, 2:45am AWST)

Aruba Census 2010 Languages spoken in the household (pdf)

Aa. Census 2010 - PD - Languages spoken in the household (pdf)

Tables dealing with languages spoken in the households:
  1. Table P-D1. Population by language most spoken in the household by age and sex.
  2. Table P-D2. Population by language most spoken in the household by place of residence and sex.
  3. Table P-D3. Population by language most spoken in the household, by region of residence, age and sex.

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Paper recycling information sheet

Paper recycling information sheet

The first piece of paper as we know it was produced from rags in AD 105 by Ts'ai Luin, who was part of the Eastern Han Court of the Chinese Emperor Ho Ti.
Paper is made from cellulose fibre, the source of which can be pulped wood, or a variety of other materials such as rags, cotton, grasses, sugar cane, straw, waste paper, or even elephant dung! In this country, wood pulp is the most common source material for the manufacture of virgin paper, i.e. paper which has no recycled content.
In 2004 recycled paper and board provided about 74% of the source materials for the 6.2million tonnes of paper manufactured in the UK's 76 paper and board mills. A further 7.7 million tonnes were imported.
There are different sources of waste fibre used as a source material for manufacturing recycled paper.
Mill Broke is "waste" paper which has never been used, either printers' off cuts or rolls damaged during production. When mixed with water the fibres are freed into pulp. The National Association of Paper Manufacturers does not recognise a paper as recycled if it contains more than 25% mill broke and/or virgin wood pulp.
The recycling of paper which has been printed on and used is known as "post-consumer waste". It is more problematic, (see de-inking below), but it is still worthwhile. Paper cannot be recycled indefinitely, it can only be recycled 4-6 times, as the fibres get shorter and weaker each time. Some virgin pulp must be introduced into the process to maintain the strength and quality of the fibre, so no matter how much we recycle we will never eradicate the need for virgin fibre.

Why bother?

In 2003/04, paper and card accounted for almost a third of all household waste collected for recycling, with almost 1.3 million tonnes being collected in England. This means, however, that there is still a considerable amount that isn't recycled and is largely going to landfill or incineration.
Although the raw material for making paper is predominantly trees, it is a common misconception that recycling waste paper saves trees. Trees are grown for commercial use and harvested as a long term crop with new trees planted to replace those cut down. In addition, papermakers are able to use the parts of the trees that cannot be used in other industries such as construction and furniture making. Different species of trees provide fibres that are used in different types of paper. Coniferous softwoods such as spruce, pine birch and cedar produce fibres which are long (average fibre length is 3mm) and are used to make papers which have a lot of strength. Hardwoods such as birch and aspen do not grow as fast as softwoods and produce short fibres (average fibre length 1mm) which are used for bulky papers such as writing paper and fluting, which is the middle part of cardboard. Nearly all paper is made from wood grown in these "sustainable" forests. The more important environmental issues are:
  1. The nature of forests and where they are situated. As the demand for paper has increased, more timber has been needed to meet the demand for wood pulp. In some cases this has meant the loss of valuable wildlife habitats and ecosystems, as old forests have been replaced by managed plantations, usually of fast-growing conifers. The lack of tree species diversity in managed forests has a direct impact on the biodiversity of the whole forest.
  2. By using waste paper to produce new paper disposal problems are reduced.

    For every tonne of paper used for recycling the savings are:

    • at least 30000litres of water

    • 3000 - 4000 KWh electricity (enough for an average 3 bedroom house for one year)

    • 95% of air pollution.

  3. Producing recycled paper involves between 28 - 70% less energy consumption than virgin paper and uses less water. This is because most of the energy used in papermaking is the pulping needed to turn wood into paper.
  4. Recycled paper produces fewer polluting emissions to air (95% of air pollution) and water. Recycled paper is not usually re-bleached and where it is, oxygen rather than chlorine is usually used. This reduces the amount of dioxins which are released into the environment as a by-product of the chlorine bleaching processes.
  5. Paper is a biodegradable material. This means that when it goes to landfill, as it rots, it produces methane, which is a potent greenhouse gas (20 times more potent than carbon dioxide). It is becoming increasingly accepted that global warming is a reality, and that methane and carbon dioxide emissions have to be reduced to lessen its effects. Please see our energy information sheet for more information on this.

About one fifth of the contents of household dustbins consist of paper and card, of which half is newspapers and magazines. This is equivalent to over 4kg of waste paper per household in the UK each week.

Pie chart breakdown of household waste composition
Source: Analysis of household waste composition and factors driving waste increases - Dr. J. Parfitt, WRAP, December 2002

How's, what's and where's of recycling paper

What are the main types of paper in everyday use which can be recycled?

  1. Office white paper
  2. Newspapers, magazines, telephone directories and pamphlets
  3. Cardboard
  4. Mixed or coloured paper
  5. Computer print out paper
If you have junk mail, windowed envelopes, or Yellow Pages then please contact you local authority. These materials can be more awkward to recycle, and the availability of recycling facilities varies around the country.
There are also different grades of paper and board collected mainly from agricultural and industrial sources. There are actually about 50 different grades for paper recycling companies to grapple with! You can find details of the other grades here on this

What can I do to reduce the amount of paper being wasted?

  1. Try not to use as much in the first place! Use the back of sheets of paper as well as the front - look to see if that piece of paper you were going to put in the bin could be used as scrap paper for many uses eg to make a shopping list, to jot down your dental appointment or to leave a note for someone.
  2. Buy recycled paper products wherever possible.

    Fibre from recycled telephone directories and yellow pages is being used to make egg cartons, cat litter, jiffy bags and animal bedding among other things!

  3. Reuse envelopes - sticky labels to cover the old address and re-seal the envelope are widely available, also made from recycled paper. Many charities sell them, so you can support them at the same time.
  4. Playgroups and schools may appreciate being given odd rolls of wallpaper, or any other kind of paper, for painting on or for other uses in the classroom. They are also often glad to receive newspapers to cover the tables for craft activities.
  5. When you buy a pint of milk or a soft drink, think about the container it is in. Is there an accessible recycling bank for the packaging, or might you end up throwing it away? It would be better to choose the product in the container you know you can dispose of locally for recycling.
  6. Contact The Mailing Preference Service (details under further contacts) to avoid receiving unsolicited mail.
  7. By putting a "no junk mail" sign by your letterbox you can cut junk mail such as pizza delivery leaflets by around 90%.
  8. Contact the BioRegional Development Group for information about paper made from fibres other than wood pulp.

Where can I take paper for recycling?

If your council doesn't pick up paper for recycling via a kerbside scheme, they may have some collection points for newspaper, magazines and telephone directories. For example, there may be paper banks at shopping centres and at civic amenity sites. Go to This website allows you to obtain a list of the nearest recycling banks to you. All you have to do is enter your postcode to find your nearest recycling banks!
The Yellow Pages Directory Recycling Scheme offers a freephone recycling helpline - 0800 671 444 - which provides advice on where and how to recycle old Yellow Pages directories. Opportunities to recycle the old Yellow Pages range from kerbside schemes and recycling banks at local supermarkets and bring sites, to schools recycling initiatives as part of the Yellow Woods Challenge - Please see the further information further information section for further details.
If you do not have a kerbside collection, or local drop off scheme, then make your visits to collection points as you are passing - don't make a special journey in the car to take any materials for recycling - you could be using more energy and causing more atmospheric pollution than you are saving!

What about large quantities of paper, such as that collected by offices?

There are many waste paper merchants and national paper collection companies which will collect a quantity of paper for recycling. In the first instance contact whoever is already dealing with your normal waste, as many waste management companies now also provide recycling services. Alternatively, a quick scan through the local business directory should provide some numbers for recycling collectors.

What about milk and juice cartons made from paper? Can they be recycled?

Cartons are not made from paper alone but comprise of about 75% paper, 20% plastic (polyethylene) and 5% aluminium foil. As they are an amalgam of materials, they cannot be recycled along with ordinary paper. They can be reprocessed into other items or incinerated to produce energy, or landfilled. There are very few collection points for the reprocessing of such cartons in this country, although a reprocessing plant was recently constructed in Scotland. Contact The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment for further details.

Why should I buy recycled paper products?

The future of recycling ultimately depends on there being a market for the materials collected. Recycling is not just collecting materials and taking them to the recycling bank, it is about "closing the loop" and buying recycled too. Paper mills cannot continue to produce recycled paper if people do not buy items made from it.

Where can I buy recycled paper products?

Recycled paper made up 75.5% of the raw materials for UK newspapers in 2004

Most supermarkets and high street stationers now sell a range of recycled products, such as writing paper, notebooks, file paper, diaries with recycled paper content, calendars, paper tablecloths and napkins, tissues, toilet rolls, kitchen paper and other items. If you cannot see the product you want and you think it could be available made from recycled materials, ask if the shop intends to stock such things in the future - if a lot of people ask, it may encourage the shop to add to its recycled range. The retailer needs to have an incentive to stock the products.
Some charities also sell recycled products such as greetings cards and stationery through their mail order catalogues. Contact the ones you would be interested in supporting and ask if they have a catalogue.
Many printers and office stationery suppliers now use or sell recycled paper. You could ask your usual supplier to make it available, or look in the Yellow Pages for local suppliers.
WRAP produces the Recycled Products Guide which lists recycled products available in this country. Visit the site at or call WRAP on 08080 1002040 for further details.

What about the ink on the paper collected? How is it removed?

Sometimes the ink is not removed from the paper when it is reprocessed. The ink is dispersed into the pulp, discolouring it slightly, which is why recycled paper can have a greyish tinge. If the paper is to be de-inked, this can be done in one of two ways, by washing or flotation.
Washing - As the paper is pulped, chemicals can be added which separate the ink from the paper and allow it to be washed away in the large amounts of water used. (The water can then be cleaned and re-used.)
Flotation - Air can be passed through the pulp, producing foam which will hold at least half of the ink and can be skimmed off.
Sometimes the pulp is also bleached; hydrogen peroxide and chlorine are commonly used bleaches, though the former is the more acceptable as it breaks down into water and oxygen on disposal. Chlorine can combine with organic matter under certain conditions to produce organo carbons, including dioxins, which are toxic pollutants.
Although the de-inking process uses water and chemicals, it is still less harmful to the environment than the manufacturing process of new paper.
If you are buying paper in bulk for an office or business, it is worth looking for a supplier who can tell you what the recycled fibre content is, and whether it has been bleached using chlorine, as this is best avoided.

Approximately 20% of waste paper is lost as ink or plastics or because fibres are too weak.

What the law says

At present there are no laws directly targeting paper recycling. Paper, as a biodegradable material, is covered by the landfill directive, so there are targets for municipal waste as a whole, of which paper is a part.
The Household Waste Recycling Act 2003 states that every household (unless uneconomic, or alternatives are already in place) must have a kerbside collection of at least two materials by 2010. As paper is a relatively easy material to collect recycle it is likely that any new kerbside schemes introduced will include paper as one of the materials.
Please see our information sheet for further detail on waste based legislation

Sources of further information

The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment
Churcham House
1 Bridgeman Road
TW11 9AJ t 020 8977 6116 f 020 8977 6909
Bio-Regional Development Group,BedZED Centre, 24 Helios Road, Wallington Surrey
t 020 8404 4880 f 020 8404 4893 
For information about alternative fibres for paper production and the free local paper schemes -office paper recycling and buy back schemes for organisations in London and Surrey.
Confederation of Paper Industries
1 Rivenhall Road
t 01793 889605
f 01793 878700
The Yellow Pages Directory Recycling Scheme
Publishing Department
Yell Ltd
Queens Walk
t 0800 671 444 - follow the "where to recycle" link under quick find.
Independent Waste Paper Processors Association19, High Street, Daventry, Northants, NN11 4BG
t 01327 703 223 f 01327 300 612  
Mailing Preference Service (MPS)
Michele Taylor (Subscriptions - 020 7291 3319)
Alison McKenzie (Complaints - 020 7291 3321)
DMA House
70 Margaret Street
W1 8SS
t 020 7291 3310<
Apply to have your name removed from mailing lists.
A site from the Confederation of European Paper Industries, useful for general information on paper.
The Old Academy, 21 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 0AH
t 0808 100 2040  f 01295 819911

Updated: January 06

Due to changes in funding, we are no longer able to offer a telephone or email public information service. Should you have further questions on waste and recycling, please contact one of these groups:
Householders and students should call the Recycle Now helpline on 0845 331 31 31 for further waste based information, and where to find your local recycling facilities.
Small to medium businesses should visit the Envirowise website, or call 0800 585 794, for further information on waste issues. Larger businesses should visit
For industry based questions, please use the WRAP technical helpline on 0808 100 2040 for advice on markets and recycling company development, or visit for listings of recyclers and reprocessors.
If you find a mistake on this page, have a technical question regarding the wasteonline website, or would be interested in advertising your company logo on this information sheet please email
Thank you.

For American Publishers, Broadsheets Are Bright Stars

For American publishers, broadsheets are bright stars 

By Randy Woods

As wave upon wave of smaller formats pop up in Europe and South America, the scene in the United States is oddly tranquil.
With only a handful of exceptions, the traditional broadsheet still reigns supreme among the vast majority of American dailies. In fact, the only conversion from broadsheet to a smaller format in the past several decades occurred in May 2002 at The (San Francisco) Examiner, a free tab its new owners are trying to resuscitate.
At the same time, the tabloid, long derided as the format of trashy supermarket rags, is getting a fresh look in the United States. New, colorful tabloids with eye-catching graphics and short articles, modeled after the successful Metro International, are gaining ground with commuters and younger readers in cities such as New York, Chicago, Dallas and Washington, D.C.

Barely a dent
All of this, however, is barely making a dent in the American broadsheet market.
“Right now, I know of two U.S. papers that might contemplate the move, but only in terms of testing and prototyping,” said Mario Garcia, president and chief executive officer of the Garcia Media Group, a design firm that has helped dozens of papers around the globe convert to smaller formats.
Instead, most U.S. publishers are content to choose less expensive half-measures, such as converting to a narrower, 50-inch web and redesigning their layouts to mimic tabloids’ modular navigation and use of splashy graphics.
 Much of the reason for this aversion to full-scale change has to do with well-established advertising traditions, Garcia said.
“All national ads in the U.S. are sold for the broadsheet format,” he said. “At about 21 inches, it is a very large canvas and is good at showing fashion models on runways and new cars.”
Alan Jacobson, president and chief executive officer of Brass Tacks Design, in Norfolk, Va., said research has repeatedly shown readers prefer the tabloid form for its shorter articles, compact size and ease of navigation. But as long as advertisers pay for the large formats to showcase their products, tabloids will never rival broadsheets in the United States, Jacobson said.
“Outside the U.S., much more consideration is given to the reader than the advertiser,” he said. “Europeans tend to have longer, stronger, deeper relationships with their newspapers. In the United Kingdom alone there are something like 20 national newspapers. It’s a much different tradition than in the U.S., where a greater proportion of the cost is paid by advertising.”
In the U.S., Jacobson said, the typical 50-cent charge for a paper pays for only about one-third of production costs. “Advertising does the rest,” he added. “People like to point to readership surveys as agents of change, but nobody’s talking about how it’s the advertisers that really drive it.”

What’s in a name?
U.S. tabloids also have to fight against history.
“There still is a stigma associated with tabloids,” Jacobson said. “The expression ‘tabloid journalism’ is still a negative term in the U.S. Some papers are even trying to get rid of the tabloid label altogether and calling the format a ‘compact newspaper.’”
“Historically, a newspaper had to be a broadsheet, a la The New York Times, for it to be taken seriously,” Garcia said. “Then, about 15 years ago, The Christian Science Monitor switched to a tabloid, and its readers did not think less of their newspaper nor its quality content. But it will be a slow process in the U.S.”
Newspaper designer Roger Black, chairman of Danilo Black in New York, said the taint of the tabloid is largely a myth.
“The only stigma remains in the minds of those in the newsroom,” he said. “Look at Europe. Look at Le Monde, El Pais, La Repubblica. Those are some of the most respected papers in the world, and they are all tabloids, or at least look like tabloids. (Editor’s note: Le Monde is produced in the slightly smaller Berliner format, more common in Europe.) With maybe the exception of Al D’a in Dallas, no one in the U.S. has started a new broadsheet daily.”
The Metro dailies could change consumers’ and advertisers’ attitudes, Black said. “They’re not trying to look down-market. They target the commuters and aim for a suburban mentality.”

Re-examining the tabloid
The Examiner might be the best case gauging the viability of tabloids in the U.S.
The venerable daily, which all but died from a combination of benign neglect and the constraints placed upon it through its JOA pact with the rival San Francisco Chronicle, launched a tabloid version in May 2002, following a four-month project led by Garcia Media.
While some critics said the decision to go to free was yet another death knell for The Examiner, “we found just the opposite,” Managing Editor Jim Pimintel said. “In November 2003, we had 72,000 circulation and today it stands at about 95,000. There’s no question the increase is related to the redesign. As a tabloid, it has a catchier look and feel and was a nice change from the monotony of the broadsheet. The  readers found out pretty quickly that we’re not into sensational journalism.”
The Columbia Missourian, meantime, is preparing to roll out a tab version of its Sunday edition this fall, said Tom Warhover, the newspaper’s executive editor.
The paper, a six-times-per-week, 7,000-subscriber community publication, affiliated with the University of Missouri’s school of journalism, picked Sunday because it has the smallest circulation, he said.
“We were keenly watching what was happening with tabloids in the U.K. and we set it up on a Metro format,” Warhover said. “We chose Sunday because it is traditionally our weakest day, with just 4,800 circulation. We’re at a competitive disadvantage in that readers can get delivery of eight different daily papers in our area. We wanted to stand out from the crowd a bit.”
Still, after printing two trial tab editions in spring 2004, the Missourian received mixed reactions from readers. “The overarching sentiment, though, was that they didn’t like it and they didn’t hate it, but they didn’t mind if we tried it out,” Warhover said.
Being affiliated with the university, Warhover said he feels the need to take risks on behalf of the industry.
“We have the brainpower of 80 faculty members and a pool of 130 reporters we can access through the j-school,” he said.
“Without that, I might not have had the courage to consider a tabloid change. In this environment, it makes it easier to try some radical stuff.”

Happy medium?
With advertisers and readers sometimes at cross-purposes with tabloids, what will the daily of the future look like in the U.S.?
Common wisdom says the trend of shorter, 50-inch webs will rule the day and the younger market will continue to be targeted. But is this a wise path?
While the popular “youth tabloids,” such as the seven weeklies Gannett has launched, may seem like a good short-term strategy, Black said he wonders if they are the right audience to covet.
“The problem with the youth tabloids is that they are aimed at people who don’t read newspapers,” he said. “Providing short capsules of information is fine, but for people who still want the full story, with a setup, middle and ending, you should still provide some kind of narrative. Over the long-term you have to worry about attracting those who are literate and interested.”
The Los Angeles Times, for example, “figured the smarter ploy was to look for those who do read the papers and try to get more market penetration from them,” Black said. “They went the other direction and switched their famous Calendar section from tabloid to broadsheet, mostly to compete with The New York Times, and did very well.”
Pimintel said there are more tabloids to come as advertisers get used to smaller ad sizes. “With tabloids, you can walk down the street with the paper open and still look right at the ads,” he said.
Until the number of converted advertisers reach critical mass, Ron Reason, Garcia Media’s creative director, said U.S. tabloids will continue to prosper mainly as niche publications and special editions.

Finding savings
“I think for this to catch on with daily mainstream publishers who have long been broadsheet, there will have to be a phenomenal cost savings involved,” he says. “This was the motivator for the reduction to the 50-inch web. It was never, as many claimed in clever promotional campaigns, because readers felt it was a handier width to hold, fold and navigate.”
A few long-established tabloids, such as Newsday in Long Island, N.Y., and the Chicago Sun-Times, are careful to emulate some aspects of their broadsheet competitors, as well, he said, by providing printed pullout sections and running some of the supplements as broadsheets, “so they are more easily distinguished from the tabloid mother ship.”
Garcia said he believes other types of smaller formats, such as the “old tabloid” Berliner or the 8-by-11-inch A4, may also have a place in U.S. newspapers in the future.
“Newspapers will soon hit the wall,” he said. “Anyone who follows the business with any clarity knows that there has been a flattening of growth. Papers can survive if they rethink themselves.”

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Hulton Bridge, SR 2082

Hulton Bridge

  • Location
    • Harmar Township in Allegheny County.
    • Hulton Bridge carrying Hulton Road (S.R. 2082) over the Allegheny River from Freeport Road (S.R. 1001) in Harmar Township to the Allegheny Ave./Allegheny River Boulevard intersection in Oakmont Borough all in Allegheny County
    • This project is the replacement of the Existing Hulton Bridge carrying Hulton Road (S.R. 2082) over the Allegheny River from Freeport Road (S.R. 1001) in Harmar Township to the Allegheny Ave./Allegheny River Boulevard intersection in Oakmont Borough all in Allegheny County.
    • The existing Hulton Bridge was built in 1908 by Allegheny County and is comprised of two lanes with a 20.9’ curb to curb width, with no shoulders.
    • Hulton Bridge Rendering
    • Hulton Bridge Options
  • Scope of Work
    • The scope of work includes replacing the existing bridge with a four lane structure, including consideration for bike and pedestrian facilities, just upstream of the existing bridge.
    • The project includes the reconstruction of the Freeport Road/Hulton Road intersection and realignment of Hulton Road at the Oakmont approach to align with the new river crossing location.

    • An upgraded traffic signal will be placed at the Freeport Road/Hulton Road intersection to accommodate through traffic and turning movements onto the new structure. The length of the new structure will be approximately 1,600 feet, with approximately 1800 feet of work on Freeport Road at the Freeport Road/Hulton Road intersection and approximately 700 feet of approach work to realign Hulton Road in Oakmont.
    • As the new structure will be built “off line” a detour will not be required and maintenance and protection of traffic will be conducted in phases to allow for reconstruction of the approaches.
    • The preliminary engineering was completed and an environmental document approved in the spring of 2010. Final Design and Right of Way Activities / Acquisition will take place in 2010 through 2012. The project is scheduled for a bid opening late summer 2013 with the new bridge opening to traffic in late 2015.
  • Estimated Construction Cost - $70 - 90 Million
  • Proposed Construction Schedule
    • Begin Fall 2013
    • Complete Spring 2016
  • For More Information Contact:

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