The world’s top 10 most liveable cities

October 24, 2007

What is your wild guess? Which cities are in your opinion would there be in your list of most liveable cities? Quality of Life & Quality of Living being the decisive criterion.

If you have any American City in your list? Stop making a list! quit the website. Thank you for your time.

Londoners, am sorry, your city could be beautiful to you but not to Monocle Magazine.

Parasites – Ooops, I mean Paris People, you must be living in one of the most fashionable city, city known for its many things & the city of Eiffel Towers – but sorry if you have your feelings hurt that your city is not in the list.

Here is the list with a lil introduction.

For complete survey with pictures Click Here

# 10 Madrid

Culturally, Madrid was long regarded as stuffy as compared to hip Barcelona. But it has undergone a renaissance. It now attracts more international theatre, dance & music, and will be seat of the new Royal Spanish Ballet.

# 9 Honolulu

The sport may live and breathe here on the southeastern coast of the island of Oahu, but Honolulu is no longer a far-flung destination for surfers and vacationers. Bridging the oceanic gap between California and Asia, Honolulu now fits the definition of a global city – a palm- fringed metropolis with a population as diverse as its flora.

# 8 Stockholm

There is something special about the cool, ordered, mature beauty of Stockholm. And beauty, for sure, is one of Stockholm’s trump cards: the beauty of its people, of its buildings, of its waters and parks. But there are other reasons for Stockholmers to be proud of their city.

# 7 Sydney

The perpetual blue sky, the harbour, the stunning beaches, the bushland humming with wildlife… Sydney’s natural beauty is relentless. The city bewitches its citizens, who react by prancing to the beach with a cappuccino or lounging in a café with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand. Sydney is showing off. Again.

# 6 Helsinki

Today, Helsinki is a western city. Over the past decade the European fashion chains have arrived, while smart bars have replaced the old beer cafés. However, the city retains a distinctly Finnish quality. The fashion, music, film and art scenes are blooming, and the Nordic welfare model guarantees a high quality of life for virtually everyone.

#5 Vienna

Mittel-European grandeur meets modernity in the new Vienna. The Austrian capital, famous for its rich cultural heritage, also has a progressive eco- friendly municipal government. Smart white and red trams cover 30 routes, and the metro is punctual, smooth and clean. 

#4 Tokyo

Integrated transport, breathtaking technology, great service and the best bars make this our top big city. The real Tokyo for the most part confounds expectations. Visitors are rarely prepared for the other side of the city, so unlike its raucous alter ego: the quietness of the subway, the peaceful residential streets, the old-fashionedness of the place 

#3 Zurich

In Zürich, small and perfectly formed has turned out to be both a blessing and a curse. Those who have never been there imagine this Swiss finance capital to be inhabited by grey men wearing ill-fitting suits, shuttling the world’s money around while living off fondue. Perhaps this was the case 20 years ago, but today it couldn’t be further from the truth

#2 Copenhagen

A new wave of Danish architects, designers and chefs, plus some joined-up thinking by city officials, has seen Copenhagen reborn to the extent that locals now refer to it as the gateway to mainland Europe.

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# 1 Munich

After much tire-kicking, data-sifting and deliberation, Munich emerged as Monocle magazine’s most liveable city in the world. A winning combination of investment in infrastructure, high-quality housing, low crime, liberal politics, strong media and general feeling of Gemütlichkeit make it a city that should inspire others

Article can be accessed – International Herald Tribune


Bret Lee out of Worldcup

February 23, 2007

Australian pacer Brett Lee has been ruled out of the World Cup with an ankle injury and his recovery is expected to take up to three months.  Stuart Clark has been called to replace one of the fastest bowlers of cricket history.

Trefor James, the team doctor, said Lee would be unable to bowl for two to three months. “Brett has injured the ligaments in his left ankle and after further review by orthopaedic surgeon Kim Slater, Kim has advised me that the injury has not improved,” Trefor said.

Australia’s first game of the World Cup is on March 14 against Scotland and the squad is also waiting on the fitness of Andrew Symonds. Symonds had surgery on his arm before the CB Series finals and hoped to make a mid-tournament entry.

Australia would also be missing the services of Adam Glichrist in initial stages of the tournament – Gilchrist would be with his wife – who is expecting a baby.

This is a big blow to the confidence of World Champions – who has already suffered their humiliating defeats in their ODI Cricketing history.


ICC Cricket Worldcup 2007 – Schedule

February 13, 2007

ICC Cricket Worldcup 2007 - Matche Schedule


Team New Zealand announced for ICC Worldcup Cricket 2007

February 13, 2007

Kiwis also announced their squad today.

Containing

  1. Stephen Fleming (c)
  2. Shane Bond
  3. James Franklin
  4. Peter Fulton
  5. Mark Gillespi
  6. M. Mason
  7. Brendon Mcullum (wk)
  8. Craig Macmillon
  9. Jacob Oram
  10. J. Patel
  11. Scott Styris
  12. Ross Taylor
  13. D. Tuffey (making a comeback after 2 years of injury)
  14. D. Vettori
  15. Lou Vincent

Australia Cricket Team for World Cup 2007

February 13, 2007

Australian Squad for World Cup 2007 announced shortly.

It contains

  1. R. Ponting
  2. A. Gilchrist
  3. Nathan Bracken
  4. Micheal Clark
  5. Brad Haddin
  6. M. Hayden
  7. Brad Hodge
  8. B. Hogg
  9. M. Hussey
  10. M. Johnson
  11. B. Lee
  12. G. Macgrath
  13. Andrew Symonds (injured)
  14. S. Tait
  15. Shane Watson

Adam Gilchrist will be missing first few matches as his wife is expecting 3rd child and Glichrist would be with her to attend the “delivery”.