India’s urban population is estimated to stand at 675 million in 2035, the second highest behind China’s one billion, the U.N. has said in a report, noting that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion by 2050. The United Nations-Habitat’s World Cities Report 2022, released on Wednesday, said that rapid urbanisation was only temporarily delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also Read ‘Vision of T-Hub 2.0 is bigger, bolder’ The global urban population is back on track to grow by another 2.2 billion people by 2050, it said. India’s urban population is projected to be 67,54,56,000 in 2035, growing from 48,30,99,000 in 2020 to 54,27,43,000 in 2025 and 60,73,42,000 in 2030, the report said. By 2035, the percentage of population in India at mid-year residing in urban area will be 43.2%, it said. China’s urban population in 2035 is projected at 1.05 billion while the urban population in Asia will be 2.99 … [Read more...] about India’s urban population to stand at 675 million in 2035, behind China’s 1 billion: U.N.
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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sensationally revealed they were quitting as working royals, they said they would "work to become financially independent". And the latest royal accounts show that they've achieved this goal as it has emerged his Prince Charles is no longer funding the pair. Charles’s bill for his sons and their families no longer lists the Sussexes in the accounts. And a source close to the Prince of Wales said Harry and Meghan "should be congratulated in achieving their goal". To become financially independent, the couple has raked in millions from the private sector - despite using their newfound roles to routinely slam the royal family in global television interviews. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are now financially independent of the Royal Family ( Image: Getty Images) But where exactly do they get their millions from? And more interestingly, how do they spend it? Multi-million business deals Since stepping back from … [Read more...] about How Harry and Meghan make their millions – TV deal, books and Diana’s inheritance
Substack, the subscription newsletter platform loathed by corporate media companies, is laying off staff amid the economic downturn, the New York Times reports. According to the Times, the platform aimed to raise venture capital to cover its costs, but had to drop the plan after the market for funding cooled amid the widening economic turbulence of the Biden era. Via the New York Times : Mr. Best told employees on Wednesday that Substack had decided to cut jobs so it could fund its operations from its own revenue without raising additional financing in a difficult market, according to the person with knowledge of the discussion. He said he wanted the company to seek funding from a position of strength if it decided to raise again. In his remarks to employees, Mr. Best said the company’s revenues were increasing. He noted that Substack still had money in the bank and was continuing to hire, albeit at a slower place, the person said. Mr. Best said the cuts would … [Read more...] about Report: Substack Lays Off 14% of Staff
Here are some factoids to take to the "Jeopardy" audition: Over the past two generations, the number of left-handed Americans has nearly doubled. Between 2004 and 2005, the purchase of fashion yarn increased 56 percent. The fastest growing group of knitters are teens and twentysomethings. The fastest growing group of videogamers? Moms over the age of 45. People making more than $75,000 a year are much more likely to be among the 30 million Americans with tattoos than members of lower-income groups. Of young Californians surveyed last year, 1 percent aspire to become military snipers. Only 77 of Harvard's 6,700 undergraduates are majoring in math. At Yale, that number is 38 out of 5,300. These seemingly random bits of trivia of American life are the stuff of "Microtrends," a new book by pollster Mark Penn, which, he says, reveal the often baffling "under the radar" shifts that are reshaping American society—from one based on group identity and forces of circumstance such as race, … [Read more...] about What Do Tattoos and Knitting Say About U.S.?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the country that find themselves without a reliable source of local news tend to be poorer, older and less educated than those covered well, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications said. The country had 6,377 newspapers at the end of May, down from 8,891 in 2005, the report said. While the pandemic didn't quite cause the reckoning that some in the industry feared, 360 newspapers have shut down since the end of 2019, all but 24 of them weeklies serving small communities. An estimated 75,000 journalists worked in newspapers in 2006, and now that's down to 31,000, Northwestern said. Annual newspaper revenue slipped … [Read more...] about US newspapers continuing to die at rate of 2 each week
JERUSALEM — A new agreement in Israel will put Ben & Jerry’s ice cream back on shelves in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank despite the ice cream maker’s protest of Israeli policies , according to Unilever, the company that owns the brand. The Vermont company, which has long backed liberal causes, said it does not agree with the decision, and it’s unclear if the product — which would only be sold with Hebrew and Arabic labeling — would have the same appeal to customers. Israel hailed the move as a victory in its ongoing campaign against the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS aims to bring economic pressure to bear on Israel over its military occupation of lands the Palestinians want for a future state. July 2021: Ben and Jerry’s to stop selling ice cream in Israeli settlements July 20, 2021 03:06 Unilever, which acquired Ben & Jerry’s in 2000 but distanced itself from the ice … [Read more...] about Ben & Jerry’s returns to Israel despite ice cream maker’s objections
California drivers will pay about 3 cents more per gallon in gas taxes starting Friday after state legislators rejected a push to suspend the increase amid soaring costs at the pump. Drivers will now pay about 36 cents more to refuel a typical sedan, with a 13-gallon tank, from empty. The annual inflationary adjustment to the gas tax will increase the rate from 51.1 cents per gallon to 53.9 cents per gallon. The tax is built into the price of gas in California, which is hovering around $6.30 per gallon on average — by far the highest in the nation. The sales tax hike comes after some Democratic state legislators earlier rejected Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to suspend the increase for one year to help drivers cope with sky-high gas prices due to inflation and the war in Ukraine. Instead, Newsom and lawmakers agreed to send stimulus payments to state income tax filers to help them deal with the effects of soaring inflation. “To help cover the costs of inflation and rising … [Read more...] about California’s gas-tax hike takes effect Friday. Why did efforts to stop it fail?
Former Love Island contestant Amy Hart has revealed the extreme lengths she went through in order to lose weight before entering Casa Amor in 2019. Appearing on the latest episode of Embarrassing Bodies on Channel 4 , the 29-year-old made a series of shocking admissions detailing the methods she used in preparation for her appearance on the hit ITV2 show. The former British Airways cabin crew member was just 9 stone ahead of her arrival in Majorca. "It was pretty extreme actually. Eight weeks, gym every day, 1800 calories vegan diet plan," she said. "I gave up drinking, I'd call in sick to work so I could go to the gym instead." Amy Hart pictured in Cancun, Mexico earlier this month ( Image: Instagram) When questioned why she was so intent on shedding the pounds, the star confessed: "I thought I needed to do that to be attractive to the boys that would be in the villa. "We've been conditioned that thinner is prettier and that's wrong. There shouldn't be … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Amy Hart reveals ‘extreme diet’ details prior to entering villa
Love Island star Amy Hart has urged her female fans to book in for a smear test following a health scare. The 28-year-old revealed the result of her own test was 'dodgy' and that she now has to undergo further procedures. Reality star Amy took to Twitter to remind her followers to take the test. "Just a random reminder to book any overdue smear tests please gals," she wrote. "My follow up smear has come back dodgy so progressing to the next set of tests. Don’t leave it!" The message has already been retweeted over 700 times, with fans quick to back up the star's advice. Amy Hart's tweet in which she urged followers to book in for a smear test ( Image: Twitter) One user replied: "I got mine and it came back that I had the HPV virus which can cause pre cancerous cells. Luckily I went back for another smear a year later and it's all cleared up and I’m all good. You’ve done the right thing and I'm sure all will be okay. So important to get checked. 100%" … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Amy Hart urges fan to get smear test following her own health scare
Love Island star Amy Hart has revealed she’s lost £5,000 to fraudsters who took money out of her bank account. The reality TV star said the scammers are “trying to ruin her life” and even reported her sim card as stolen so they could gain access to her details. Then when she checked her bank today she saw they had somehow taken £5,000 out. Taking to her Instagram stories, the 29-year-old told her 1.1 million followers: “So Sam [her boyfriend] gets a good morning. “The people who don’t get a good morning are the fraudsters who keep taking money out of my account and trying to ruin my life.” Amy was shocked to see £5,000 missing from her bank ( Image: Instagram) She said it wasn't the first time she had been targeted ( Image: Instagram) Get all the biggest showbiz news straight to your inbox. Sign up for the free Mirror Showbiz newsletter. A stressed looking Amy continued: “So remember, I told you a couple of weeks ago about the people … [Read more...] about Love Island’s Amy Hart victim of £5k scam by fraudsters ‘trying to ruin her life’