Top 50 Most Affordable Places To Feed Your Vices


According to the Bloomberg Vice Index, treating yourself to a weekly habit of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes can cost you as little as $41.40 in Laos and a whopping $1,441.50 in Japan.

Bloomberg compared the price of a basket of goods — tobacco, alcohol, amphetamine, cannabis, cocaine and opioids  in more than 100 countries relative to the U.S., where your fix of the vices adds up to almost $400, or about a third of the weekly income.

The Top 50 of this Index is listed below. The results will surprise you for sure:

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Top 10 Countries Free From Conflict


According to authors of the 10th annual Global Peace Index, in 2016 there are now only 10 countries in the world which can be considered completely free from conflict and truly at peace – in other words, not engaged in any conflicts either internally or externally – than there were in 2014.

The ongoing and worsening conflicts in the Middle East region, the refugee crisis (and the lack of a solution) and an increase in deaths from major terrorist incidents have all contributed to the world being less peaceful (and more dangerous) in 2016 than it was in 2015.

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, a think tank which has produced the index for the past 10 years, the 10 countries free from conflict are:

  1. Botswana
  2. Chile
  3. Costa Rica
  4. Japan
  5. Mauritius
  6. Panama
  7. Qatar
  8. Switzerland
  9. Uruguay
  10. Vietnam

Source: Global Peace Index

 

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Top 10 Universities in Asia 2016


1. National University of Singapore (established 1905) – Singapore
2= Nanyang Technological University (established 1981) – Singapore
2= Peking University (established 1898) – China
4. University of Hong Kong (established 1911) – Hong Kong
5. Tsinghua University (established 1911) – China
6. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (established 1991) – Hong Kong
7. University of Tokyo (established 1877) – Japan
8. Pohang University of Science and Technology (established 1986) – Republic of Korea
9. Seoul National University (established 1895) – Republic of Korea
10. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (established 1971) – Republic of Korea

Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016

Top 20 World’s Highest-Paid Athletes in 2016


  • Ronaldo overtakes Mayweather to becoming highest earning athlete. The Real Madrid footballer took home an estimated $56m in salary and a further $32m in endorsements – $88m in total.
  • The striker topped Forbes’ annual list of top earning athletes (released on June 8th, 2016), beating Barcelona striker Lionel Messi who earned $81.4m, and basketball player LeBron James, who earned $77.2m.
  • It is the first time since 2001 that an athlete other than Floyd Mayweather or golfer Tiger Woods has topped the list.

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  • Floyd Mayweather remains on the top-earning list despite only fighting once in the past year.
  • Phil Mickelson is the highest-earning golfer on the list with a salary of $2.9m directly from golf and about $50m from sponsorship deals.
  • Tiger Woods who remains 12th on the list, despite losing form since 2009, earned just $300,000 from golf winnings, but a whopping $45m from endorsement deals with companies including Nike and Titleist.
  • However, tennis superstar Roger Federer earned more in endorsements than any other athlete, with nearly a staggering $60m, in addition to about $7.8m from tennis winnings.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the only football players in the top 20, a list dominated by US sportsmen.

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  • There are 13 Americans in the list, including American football quarterbacks Cam Newton and Tom Brady.
  • As in 2015, no woman made it to this year’s top 20 list.

 

 

Source: Forbes

Top 10 Richest Football Clubs in the World 2016


According to US business magazine Forbes, Real Madrid have remained the most valuable football team in the world for a fourth year in a row. They lead the way from rivals Barcelona in 2nd and Manchester United in 3rd place. My beloved Tottenham Hotspur are still in the Top 10!

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  1. Real Madrid – US$3.645 bn (£2.52billion)
  2. Barcelona – $3.549bn (£2.46bn)
  3. Manchester United – $3.317bn (£2.3bn)
  4. Bayern Munich – $2.678bn (£1.85bn)
  5. Arsenal – $2.017bn (£1.4bn)
  6. Manchester City – $1.921bn (£1.33bn)
  7. Chelsea – $1.661bn (£1.15bn)
  8. Liverpool – $1.548bn (£1.07bn)
  9. Juventus – $1.299bn (£900million)
  10. Tottenham – $1.017bn (£704m)

Source: Forbes’ top 10 world’s most valuable football teams

Most Watched Sports Championship Finals


  • And it is no surprise that the FIFA World Cup Final is the most watched sports championship on TV with over 900M viewers worldwide.
  • Football takes the 2nd and 3rd spots too with the European Championship Final and UEFA Champions League Final.
  • Other events included in this list are the Summer Olympics, Cricket World Cup, Formula 1 and Wimbledon Tennis.
  • The much hyped NFL Super Bowl is only 6th on the list with a meager 100+M viewers.
  • Football continues to show that it is truly a GLOBAL and WORLD sport.

China overtake the U.S to have the most billionaires in the World


  • The number of billionaires in China has overtaken that of the United States for the first time, an annual survey said Thursday, calling it a “turning point” for the super-wealthy.
  • China now has 596 billionaires, up a “staggering” 242 over the last year, Shanghai-based luxury magazine publisher Hurun Report said, surpassing the 537 billionaires in America.
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Source: Yahoo News Singapore