With a guaranteed rate base of 125,000 (up from 103,000), Worth willalso be available on a limited basis at select newsstands with a coverprice of $18.95 and via Sandow Media’s exclusive network of 60newsstands at private airports. The Worth Web site will launch on June 1 in conjunction with the print publication.In February, Sandow eliminated roughly 45 percent of the magazine’s staff, reducing its headcount from 18 to 8. The company also said it would relocate Worth from New York to Boca Raton, Florida. Worth, the18-year-old financial title that was acquired by Sandow Media lastyear, will relaunch this month with a new look, tagline—and distribution model.The title will have an “invitation-only readership,” and serve a only selectgroup of high net worth individuals.Just how high? Allrecipients—ages 30 to 65—must have a minimum net worth of $2 millionand, of course, an interest in financial subject matter.”Most high net worth Americans are rethinking their investmentstrategies,” CEO Adam I. Sandow, the magazine’s new owner, said in a release. “This heightenedinterest makes it an excellent time to execute a completely new visionof Worth.”Worth will be mailed to a high net worth database of 110,000households in major markets, including Manhattan, Westchester County(New York), Fairfield County (Connecticut), Boston, Miami, Chicago,Dallas, Houston, Phoenix-Scottsdale, San Francisco and Los Angeles. After the first issue,recipients will receive Worth every two months starting in October.
Consumer magazine ad pages continued to take a beating through the second quarter, plummeting 29.5 percent compared to the same period in 2008, according to the latest Publishers Information Bureau figures, released today. Through the first half, ad pages were down 27.9 percent.Rate card-reported ad revenue was down 22 percent during the second quarter compared to the same period last year, PIB said. Through the first half, revenue was down 21.2 percent.During the second quarter, ad pages were down in each of the twelve categories tracked by PIB, most notably in the automotive (-47.8 percent) and financial, insurance and real estate (-48.8) categories.According to Magazine Publishers of America executive vice president and chief marketing officer Ellen Oppenheim, some of the “bright spots” during the first half were ad gains in certain sub-categories, including food seasonings and ingredients, household cleaning products and hair and hygiene products. “Marketers remain extremely cautious in this challenging economic environment,” she said in a statement. Country Home saw the steepest ad page decline during the second quarter, with pages falling 80.7 percent. Next was Condé Nast Portfolio (-69.1), which folded with its May issue. (Percentage-wise, Alpha Media’s Blender saw ad pages fall 82.2 percent—the most dramatic ad page decline during the second quarter—but the ailing music magazine folded with its April issue.)The second quarter’s biggest ad page gainers were People Style Watch (up 33.1 percent), Country Weekly (33 percent) and Muscle & Fitness (13.1 percent).Check back to FOLIOmag.com for updates to this story.
WILMINGTON, MA — According to Wilmington Police Logs, Wilmington Police issued the following arrests and summonses between September 27, 2018 and October 3, 2018:Thursday, September 27Arthur S. Boulas (28, Woburn) was issued a summons for Operating A Motor Vehicle with a Suspended or Revoked Registration, Uninsured Motor Vehicle, and No/Expired Inspection Sticker.Friday, September 28Eric Creekmore (36, Wilmington) was arrested on 2 warrants and for Possession of a Class A Drug. (8:53am)Saturday, September 29NoneSunday, September 30NoneMonday, October 1James L. Colozzi (50, Wilmington) was arrested on a warrant.Yusef H. Bhatti (27, Wilmington) was issued a summons for Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Operating A Motor Vehicle With A Revoked Or Suspended Registration. (8:03pm)Tuesday, October 2NoneWednesday, October 3None(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information. An arrest does not constitute a conviction. Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)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 [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 3 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 5 Arrests & Issue 4 SummonsesIn “Police Log”ARREST LOG: Wilmington Police Make 1 Arrest & Issue 2 SummonsesIn “Police Log”
DhakaBangladesh’s capital city has grown rapidly without urban development proper, and lack of adequate planning has led to congestion in Dhaka city and its poor livability.This was observed in a new World Bank analysis that was shared at a high-level international conference at a city hotel on Wednesday.Many residents, including the 3.5 million slum dwellers, often lack of access to basic services, infrastructure and amenities, said the analysis.It mentioned that with 36 per cent of the country’s urban population living in greater Dhaka, the capital city has become one of the world’s most densely populated cities.The global agency insisted that Bangladesh must manage Dhaka’s urban growth to achieve its vision of becoming an upper-middle income country by its 50th birthday.The WB recommended taking full advantage of East Dhaka – where there is ample availability of land near the core of the city – to increase the city’s economic opportunities and livability.In its analysis, the WB pointed out that in the past 10 years, average traffic speed has dropped from 21 km/hour to 7 km/hour, only slightly above the average walking speed.Congestion in Dhaka also eats up 3.2 million working hours per day, according to the analysis.“Based on current trends, Dhaka will have more than 35 million people by 2035. A productive and livable city of this scale can make enormous contribution to its citizens and the economy,” said WB country director Qimiao Fan.“However,” he added, “Dhaka must seize the opportunity to properly plan, coordinate, and invest for the future to achieve its full potential. As Bangladesh’s long-term development partner, the World Bank looks forward to supporting the city’s ambitious transformation.”Martin Rama, WB chief economist for South Asia, cited the examples of Eastern Shanghai’s Pudong District and some others that demonstrated proper planning and execution could encourage economic vibrancy, improve livability, and ease congestion.“With Dhaka’s huge and increasing population, developing East Dhaka in a sustainable manner is more effective and economical than attempting to retrofit over-built and over-congested areas. The time to act is now,” he said.Sheila Dikshit, former chief minister of Delhi, India, and Qizheng Zhao, former vice mayor of Shanghai, China shared their experiences on transformations in Delhi and in Eastern Shanghai’s Pudong district, respectively.Both cities gained greatly from public-private partnerships as well as coordination efforts from multiple ministries and agencies, said a WB news release.Local government, rural development and cooperatives minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain delivered the keynote speech.Policy makers, senior government officials, mayors for Dhaka North and South, urban planners, civil society representatives, and private sector leaders also joined the conference.
Rescues workers search for victims of a landslide at a construction site in Tanjung Bungah, a suburb of George Town. ReutersEleven foreign workers were killed in a landslide at a construction site in northwest Malaysia on Saturday, authorities said.Earlier estimates had put the George Town death toll at 14, but three workers had managed to escape, said Ervin Galen Teruki, deputy operations head of the Fire and Rescue Department in Penang state.A seventh body was found on Sunday morning.Fire officials earlier identified the victims as foreign workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan. The construction site supervisor, a Malaysian, remains missing.The landslide occurred on Saturday morning at a site where two 49-storey condominium towers are being built. The cause has yet to be determined.A stop-work order had been issued for the development, pending investigations, according to the Penang Island city council mayor Maimunah Mohammad Sharif.Several residential and commercial towers are still under construction in the area.Local media reported anger among residents and activists, some of who said they had previously protested against the increasing development of hillslopes around the area.
Sheila Bunn has worked for the District’s congressional delegate and a mayor. (Twitter Photo)Sheila Bunn has served as the chief of staff to D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D) and deputy chief of staff to former D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray. Bunn said that she should be Ward 8’s next council member because she is used to delivering results under pressure.“I can translate my work history to being a council member because I have knowledge of how Congress works and how the mayor’s office should be run,” Bunn said. “I have learned how to solve complex problems with unique solutions working with Congresswoman Norton and Mayor Gray. I know all of the D.C. council members and there will be no learning curve for me when I take my seat.”Bunn is the daughter of the late James Bunn, a respected Ward 8 political, civic, and business leader. James Bunn headed the Congress Heights Main Streets project and the Ward 8 Business Council, and he participated in the city’s politics since the early 1970s.Bunn said her father wanted her to go into politics, but she resisted, saying she could make a difference in people’s lives “without a title.” However, she said that if her father knew she was running for the D.C. Council, he would be “head over heels” in his expression of joy.“He would be happy to know that I finally came around to running,” she said.Bunn is a native of Ward 8 who graduated from Benjamin Banneker Senior High School, then earned a bachelor’s degree from American University and a master’s degree from Trinity University.Gray attended a fundraiser for Bunn at the Uniontown Bar & Grill on March 4 and spoke highly of his former staffer. “We have a candidate who is head and shoulders above everyone else in the race,” Gray said to the dozens of people attending the event. “In the course of building her career, she never left her home, Ward 8. We have made a lot of progress in Ward 8 and we want to see that continue.”Gray finished his remarks by saying directly to Bunn “I know what you bring to this effort.” Turning to the crowd, he said, “She deserved to be the next council member from Ward 8.”If elected, Bunn said that she would focus on three priorities. “Jobs, economic development and affordable housing are what I am focusing on,” she said. “Young people need jobs if they choose not to go to college and we should provide opportunities to learn a trade and a skill. We need housing that people can afford.”Bunn said the most reasonably priced housing in the District is in Ward 8 “but the costs are still too high.”“We need people in the ward to focus more on homeownership,” she said.Bunn said she will work to improve the services of the United Medical Center, the only comprehensive hospital east of the Anacostia River. “Not only do we need the United Medical Center at its best, we should help people by having health clinics that can provide comprehensive health care,” she said.Bunn received high marks on issues that the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance (GLAA) support. She received a plus-9 rating, near perfect, for the alliance, and besting candidates in her and the April 28 Ward 4 D.C. Council seat race.“The organization said I dominated the field of more than two dozen candidates based on my ‘strong record’ on issues involving the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community,” she said. “I thank GLAA for all they do to protect the human rights of all District residents.”Debra Pashall, a Ward 8 resident, supports Bunn’s bid. “I believe that Sheila has the business and professional acumen that will represent the ward well,” Pashall said. “She knows how to balance the needs of the ward’s middle class, the senior citizens, and the poor people. I really like the fact that she is graceful under pressure and you have to be when you are working for people like Eleanor Holmes Norton and Vincent Gray.”Lisa Clarke said that she will vote for Bunn because of her leadership potential.“I think she is perfect for the role of D.C. Council member,” Clarke said. “D.C. needs the best people in public service and Sheila is the one of the best.”