Karim Benzema scored his sixth goal in four games as Real Madrid beat Alaves 3-0 on Sunday for a fourth successive La Liga victory which took the European champions to within eight points of leaders Barcelona.The French striker knocked a cross from Spanish left back Sergio Reguilon into the net from close range on the half hour mark, breaking the deadlock against an organised Alaves side who beat Real 1-0 earlier in the season at Mendizorrotza.Brazilian teenager Vinicius Jr. sealed victory in the 80th minute, with substitute Mariano Diaz further stretching the home side’s lead in added time.Santiago Solari’s side have burst into form in the last three weeks, beating Real Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol in the league and thrashing Girona 7-2 on aggregate in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.With second-placed Atletico Madrid losing at Real Betis earlier on Sunday and champions and league leaders Barca stumbling to a 2-2 home draw with Valencia, Real knew a win would see them gain ground on their rivals.FT: @realmadrid 3-0 @Alaves@Benzema 30′, @vini11Oficial 80′, @marianodiaz7 90’+1’#Emirates | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/QvPCQahNC4Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 3, 2019Real coach Solari has cut a frustrated figure during the team’s stop-start season but he was in bullish mood after the game.”Today everyone could see how hungry we were to gain points on our rivals and we have done that. We’re going to fight for everything until the end of the season,” the Argentine told reporters.advertisement”Madrid never give up and we are always hungry. We always go out to win every game, without doing the maths.”The victory took Real to 42 points, cutting the gap on second-placed Atletico Madrid to two points ahead of next Saturday’s city derby, and moving within eight points of Barca, who they visit on Wednesday in a Copa del Rey semi-final first leg.Real never looked like letting their lead slip after Benzema struck, but they did not see off Alaves until the in-form Vinicius tapped in a cross from substitute Marco Asensio to score his first La Liga goal.@thibautcourtois: “We need to enjoy this moment because we’re entering a tough run of matches. #RMLiga pic.twitter.com/PfyPJp21pXReal Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) February 3, 2019VINICIUS OUT-PERFORMS BALEAlong with Benzema, Vinicius has spearheaded Real’s revival and it was the 18-year-old who had provided the through ball to 22-year-old Reguilon which led to Real taking the lead through Benzema.The teenager provided more spark than Gareth Bale, who was substituted midway through the second half following a first start since returning from a muscle injury.”He has been out for a while and little by little he’s picking up the pace. It was difficult for him because Alaves defend very well and there was little space,” Solari said of the Wales forward.Spain international Alvaro Odriozola had a goal ruled out for offside but he teed up substitute Mariano Diaz, who completed the scoring with a diving header.”We have been much better in 2019, we are in our best form of the season and we’re going to keep working like this to ensure we stay on this path until the end of the campaign,” Vinicius said.Also Read | Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to salvaging draw against ValenciaAlso Read | Japan leave behind clean dressing room, thank you note despite Asian Cup heartbreakAlso Read | Barcelona to meet Real Madrid in Copa del Rey semi-finals in February
Earlier this month, the United States Postal Service issued new rules covering supplements to periodicals, product samples in periodicals, and “novelty pages,” which are said to be effective by September 7.According to David Straus, American Business Media’s Washington counsel and postal expert, the most promising of the changes, for b-to-b publishers, is the elimination of the requirement that supplements must have 25 percent non-advertising content. “That rule has caused many problems … especially when the supplement had a single sponsor and/or was prepared by a third party,” Straus wrote recently in an e-mail to ABM members. “With the elimination of this requirement, your advertising sales people ought to be able to sell more supplements and bring in significant new revenue.”This week, ABM released information about the rule changes and how exactly they should affect publishers. See below for the entire post: Changes to USPS Periodical Content Rules Affect PublishersABM’s ongoing effort to represent members’ best interests in Washington has included diligently monitoring the Postal Service’s decisions regarding supplements to periodicals, product samples in periodicals, and so-called “novelty pages.” ABM is pleased to present the new rules as they affect publishers.“These rules result from a too-long battle to obtain a loosening of these content standards in order to permit publishers to obtain additional, innovative advertising,” says David Straus, ABM’s Washington counsel and postal expert.Changes to the standards in this final rule concentrate on the four areas of pages, supplements, products, and mailpiece construction, which covers pieces without mailing wrappers, cover pages or protective covers.PagesIn response to a 1995 Postal Service ruling allowing publishers to fasten printed pages with grommets, string, and rubber bands—as well as with staples, saddle stitching, or spiral binding—while maintaining the USPS Periodicals shipping rate, publishers have argued that the rules “unduly limit creativity in designing publications that appeal to their readers and advertisers.” Citing technological advancements, publishers took issue with the fact that neither private shipping companies nor newsstands restrict sound devices or video components within a printed page, for example, while the USPS does.The Postal Service agreed and the recent decision changed the rule’s first sentence language from “fasten” to “non-paper” so that non-paper materials, in addition to fastening materials, would be accepted at the Periodicals rate; the language “Not all elements that make up a multilayer page must be printed” was inserted.“With the elimination of this requirement, your advertising sales people ought to be able to sell more supplements and bring in significant new revenue,” says Straus.SupplementsABM is pleased to announce that the 25 percent non-advertising material for supplements rule has been omitted “except for separately addressed loose supplements mailed with the host publication outside a wrapper or polybag.” This allows publishers more latitude in deciding where to place advertising.Product SamplesWhile the Postal Service continues to exclude products including stationery, cassettes, floppy disks, DVDs, and CDs from Periodicals rates, it now allows product samples in de minimis form to be included as part of a printed sheet.Further revised language includes (but is not limited to):■ Product samples may not be included in a Periodicals publication mailed at letter-sized prices.■ The combined weight of product samples in an issue of a Periodicals publication cannot exceed 3.3 ounces.■ Any product sample that is a “packet” is limited to a weight of no more than one ounce with a burst strength minimum of 3,000 pounds per square inch.Mailpiece ConstructionThe Postal Service rules on mailings without wrappers will be amended to allow a single sheet prepared as an attachment to be securely attached along the bound edge on the outside of an unwrapped publication, as long as the sheet does not exceed the dimensions of the cover, and allowing a 3/4-inch clearance of any open edge.Unwrapped pieces must have a cover page or protective cover that must cover both the front and back of the host publication and extend to within at least 3/4-inch of any open edge.Take Advantage NowAlthough the new rules are to be made effective on September 7, publishers may actually take advantage of them immediately by asking for an exception from the USPS’s Pricing and Classification Service Center, according to Straus.
WILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Marching Band and Jazz Band, plus the 7th and 8th grade band, held their Winter Concert on Thursday, December 13 in the Wilmington High School Auditorium.Wilmington Community Television was on hand to cover the concert. Watch it below:—Video Playerhttps://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/5/8/6/5/c/b/5865cb20-40b0-4e33-b3d3-42788774ee291544887028.650%2B49669727.694%40castus4-wilmington%2B15448899201544888122398143.vod.720p.20181213_Winter%20Concerts%202018_WHS%20Band%20Jazz%20Band%207th%208th%20Grade.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://objects-us-east-1.dream.io/wilmington/5/8/6/5/c/b/5865cb20-40b0-4e33-b3d3-42788774ee291544887028.650%2B49669727.694%40castus4-wilmington%2B15448899201544888122398143.vod.720p.20181213_Winter%20Concerts%202018_WHS%20Band%20Jazz%20Band%207th%208th%20Grade.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank You To Our Sponsor:Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedVIDEO: Watch WHS Band and 7th & 8th Grade Band Winter ConcertIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Pops ConcertIn “Videos”VIDEO: Watch 2019 Wilmington Spring Band FestivalIn “Videos”