Vienna has been named as the most liveable city in the world for the second year running. The Austrian capital received near-perfect scores in a study that looked at 140 cities from around the world and scored them on stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. Melbourne is in second place, while neither London nor New York makes the top 40. The world's least liveable city was found to be the Syrian capital, Damascus, for the second year in a row. Vienna has been named as the most liveable city in the world for the second year running THE WORLD'S MOST LIVEABLE CITIES INDEX 2019 THE 10 MOST LIVEABLE 1. Vienna, Austria2. Melbourne, Australia3. Sydney, Australia 4. Osaka, Japan5. Calgary, Canada6. Vancouver, Canada7. Tokyo, Japan7. Toronto, Canada9. Copenhagen, Denmark10. Adelaide, Australia THE 10 LEAST LIVEABLE 131. Caracas, Venezuela132. Algiers, Algeria133. Douala, Cameroon134. … [Read more...] about Vienna has been named as the most liveable city in the world
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A LARGE SIGN in the city hall of San Carlos, on the island of Negros in the Philippines, lays out the local government’s ambitions. It wants San Carlos to be “a model green city”, “a renewable energy hub for Asia” and “a sustainable tourism destination”. But the local officials sitting directly beneath the sign are keen to talk about something else: why a plan to build a coal-fired power plant nearby is an excellent idea. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. Coal drives Asia. Between 2006 and 2016 the continent’s consumption of it grew by 3.1% a year. Asia now accounts for fully 75% of global demand for the stuff (see chart 1). China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal. Largely as a result, it also emits more carbon dioxide than any other country. India is the second-biggest consumer. Japan and South Korea are also big consumers, while Australia and Indonesia … [Read more...] about Asia digs up and burns three-quarters of the world’s coal
A-Level results land today and, for many, thoughts are turning to the next stage in your education - university. Whether you've had one of Greater Manchester's universities down for your top choice all along, or whether you didn't quite get the results you wanted and are now facing clearing, worry not. There are so many reasons why Manchester is the best student city in the world, from its affordable cost of living to its nightlife to its world-class lecturers. Here are some reasons you should consider studying right here in Manchester - and start getting excited if you've landed that place. It's surprisingly affordable Manchester is the third most affordable university city in the UK, beaten only by Bangor and Nottingham, according to recent research by credit experts Totally Money. Students at the University of Manchester pay £75 per week for their student accommodation on average (compared with £168 at St George's in London) and also benefit from some of the cheapest … [Read more...] about 18 reasons why Manchester is the best student city in the world
Minsk MINSK, 18 July (BelTA) - Minsk is among the Top 40 safest cities in the world in a ranking compiled by Numbeo, the largest user-contributed database about cities and countries worldwide, BelTA has learnedNumbeo's crime index is based on safety and crime levels. The 2019 Crime Index covers 328 cities. Abu Dhabi of the UAE tops the safety index and rounds up the crime index at 328th position. It is followed by Qatar's capital Doha and Canadian Quebec.Minsk is ranked 292nd on the list, in the group of cities with low crime index. Thus, the Belarusian capital is among the Top 40 safest cities.Caracas (Venezuela), Pietermaritzburg (South Africa), Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) have the lowest ranking, according to Numbeo.More about Society … [Read more...] about Minsk among Top 40 safest cities in the world
For a few seconds, her face brightened with pleasure, she rejoices in the moment. And why not? It's an evening in January, and Angela Merkel is sitting in a festively illuminated glass building at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, with CNN superstar Christiane Amanpour in front of her. "What can I say about a woman named Angela Merkel?" Amanpour asks the audience. That she's the first female chancellor? Merkel is much more than that, Amanpour continues, a scientist who still believes in the value of facts in this post-factual world; a woman who fights against nationalism and climate change. She describes how the chancellor has set a high standard for how to deal with the desperate people of the world. It's all laid on a bit thick, a mixture of Oscar ceremony and political seminar, but Merkel has a smile on her face. It's only now and then, when the camera zooms in on her, that she puts on a more neutral, chancellor-like face. Despite all that she has achieved, she still has a … [Read more...] about A Dim View of the World: Will Merkel Be Followed by Darkness?