Despite Brutal 2009 Home Magazines Are Fastest Growing Category

first_imgAccording to The Standard Periodical Directory, other growing magazine categories include celebrity publications (up from 81 titles in 2005 to 139 in 2010), which saw the launch of magazines such as Disney twenty-three and Juicy.  The categories with the most overall titles include Medicine (3,285), Law (2,357), Ethnic (2,179), Computers (1.822), Religion (1,833), Education (1,473), Business (1,365), Health (1,237), Investment (1,136) and Travel (1,131). Home and shelter magazines dominated magazine publishing over the past decade until the collapse of both the housing and print advertising markets.But in spite of a disastrous 2009, home titles lead all categories in terms of growth in the number of titles over the last five years, up from 123 in 2005 to 337 in 2010, according to newly released The Standard Periodical Directory, published by Oxbridge Communications. However, ad pages in the Home Furnishings and Supplies category fell 27.4 percent last year, according to Publishers Information Bureau. “While home magazines experienced strong growth over the last five years, 2009 was a tough year for that category with the closing of Country Home, Southern Accents, Domino, Backyard Living and Metropolitan Home,” said Oxbridge president Trish Hagood in a statement.In November 2009, the 2010 National Directory of Magazines, which tracks data for 17,020 North American pubs that accept advertising, said that home titles grew 167 percent over the past five years, from 105 to 280. Since 2004, that’s an increase from 105 to 280 titles in the category. Real estate publications also nearly doubled during this period.last_img read more

Apple Watch getting its own App Store

first_img Best Buy See also See It WWDC 2019 Tags WWDC 2019 Apple Event Walmart WWDC 2019: A quick visual recap of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference keynote reading • Apple Watch getting its own App Store See it Jul 5 • RIP, iTunes. This is what happens to your Apple music now News • Apple Watch Series 4 vs. Galaxy Watch Active: What’s the best smartwatch? Jun 14 • Apple Music vs. Apple Podcast vs. Apple TV: What’s the difference? CNET may get a commission from retail offers. The new Watch App store will roll with the release of WatchOS 6. However, there’s no word yet when WatchOS 6 will arrive (we’ll update this story as soon as we find out). But Apple did preview the Watch App Store store at WWDC 2019 and showed off several new apps, including an audiobooks app, language translator, calculator, sports and health apps, as well as new Watch Faces. apple-watch-store-2Some of the new independent Watch apps coming soon. Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET Read: New iPad feature to compete with laptops on track for Apple’s iOS 13 2:20 Jun 30 • iOS 13 and iPadOS public betas: How to download and install them now App store coming to Apple Watch Comment $349 Screenshot by David Carnoy/CNET Apple has managed to sell a lot of Apple Watches, but one of the complaints some users have is that there’s no native app store for the Watch — you have to find iOS apps that are compatible with the Watch. Well, that’s about to change, as Apple has announced an app store for the Watch, with its own independent apps that you can search for and download right on your Watch. Wearable Tech Tablets Wellness This is a developing story. Follow our WWDC liveblog, and see all of today’s Apple news. See It Preview • Apple Watch Series 4 review in progress (updated) Review • Apple Watch Series 4 review: ECG, and a lot of refinements How To • How to use the Apple Watch ECG app Apple Watch Series 4 See All 46 Photos $399 $413 See It Apple • Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Apple iOS 13: New Siri voice, camera tools, Dark Mode for iPhone New Mac Pro makes its debut, starts at $5,999 Apple gives the iPad its own OS Returning to Apple’s WWDC after 20 years, now with 5 OSes instead of 1 Get all the latest from WWDC $349 1 Aug 19 • iOS 13 and iPadOS: How to join the beta, use the best new features on your iPhone and iPad Mentioned Above Apple Watch Series 4 GPS (40mm silver aluminum case, white sport band) Applelast_img read more

Coordinated efforts needed to build safe and sustainable cities

first_imgProthom Alo in association with Save the Children organises a roundtable titled ‘Progress and Challenge for Establishing Safe and Sustainable Cities’ at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban in the capital on Saturday. Photo: Prothom AloCoordinated efforts and concept of good citizenship are necessary for attaining the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 11 to make the cities livable, stakeholders told a roundtable.Prothom Alo in association with Save the Children organised the roundtable titled ‘Progress and Challenge for Establishing Safe and Sustainable Cities’ at Karwan Bazar’s CA Bhaban in the capital on Saturday.The UN has defined 10 Targets and 15 Indicators for SDG 11 to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam said the corruption is a big challenge in attaining SDG. The mayor urged the citizens to become more responsible to keep the cities safe and sustainable.“Some 800 tonnes of garbage were recovered from Kalshi canal in a recent drive. Against this backdrop, we must know the definition of a good citizen,” Atiqul lamented. He also pledged to reclaim the greenery in Dhaka city and open field for children to make the city children-friendly. Disaster management and relief ministry joint secretary M Khalid Mahmud said earthquake, water logging and risk of fire are the biggest threats for Dhaka city.Yet, the authorities failed to demolish about 310 most vulnerable buildings for various reasons, he said.Bangladesh Institute of Planners’ vice president Akter Mahmud said, “We must question ourselves how safe is Dhaka city’s public transport for women, children and specially needed people.” He said pedestrians are at higher risk of road accidents in the city.Akter pointed out that the footpaths of the city are being shrunk in the pretext of mega projects, making the pedestrians vulnerable to road accidents.Save the Children’s humanitarian director Mostak Hossain stressed on disaster risk management in every development activities in cities.“We can make good strategies, but the implementation is a problem,” he added. Professor of development studies at Dhaka University, Kazi Maruful Islam called for the improvement in political culture for proper implementation of city development plans. Former RAJUK chairman Shahid Alam said unscrupulous people have no shortage of excuse to encroach water bodies, parks and open spaces. UNDP’s poverty and urbanisation head Ashekur Rahman said private sectors should be incorporated in urban development as some $928 billion would be required for attaining SDG goals by 2030. Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon’s member secretary Iqbal Habib said more than seven thousand acres of land in Dhaka city are in possession of different government bodies which need to be freed. Seventh five year plan’s project director Mustafizur Rahman, project director of RAJUK’s Detailed Area Plan Ashraful Islam, programme specialist of UNICEF Shamima Siddiky, economic justice and resilience manager of Oxfam in Bangladesh Mohammad Khalid Hossain, World Vision Bangladesh’s technical programme director Mohammad Norul Alam, Save the Children’s deputy director Syed Matiul Ahsan and Urban Development Directorate’s director Khurshid Jabin Hossain Toufiq, among others, spoke at the programme moderated by Prothom Alo associate editor Abdul Quayyum.last_img read more