Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cape Town 6th Best City to Live in - For Men :)

Singapore - New York has beaten Chicago as the world's best city to live in 2010 if you're a man, coming up trumps in both professional and personal fields, according to a survey.

The poll, by men's website Askmen.com ranked 29 cities across the globe based on how good they are for men to live, work and play, based on data that includes the number of vacation days, the ratio of men to women, the weather, the unemployment rate and new restaurant and club openings.

Despite being battered by the global economic crisis, New York took the top spot, with Melbourne, Australia, coming in second. Tokyo was ranked third and Madrid and London rounded off the top five.

Cape Town is ranked number six.

"We're positioning the best cities that you can live in say, for a year, somewhere exotic, with cultural options, and job opportunities as well, and also entertainment as a man, which includes clubs and fresh air options," James Bassil, the website's editor-in-chief, told Reuters.

Newcomers to this year's list include Las Vegas, at number 29, which Bassil said was a surprise given the city had been hard hit by 2008's economic turmoil. Other "surprises" include Bogota, Colombia - "it's not always been seen as the safest place," Bassil said - and Shanghai in China, due to host the World Expo this year.

Last year's top five cities, according to Askmen.com, were: Chicago, Barcelona, San Francisco, London and Sydney.

The website ranks cities on seven factors: weather, cost of living, professional life, dating, night on the town, day on the town and this year's newcomer, fresh air factor.

It uses data from the United Nations and global consultancy Mercer, among others.

Following is this year's list of top 29 cities for men. 1. New York City 2. Melbourne 3. Tokyo 4. Madrid 5. London 6. Cape Town 7. Miami 8. Buenos Aires 9. Sydney 10. San Francisco 11. Paris 12. Los Angeles 13. Hong Kong 14. Tel Aviv 15. Barcelona 16. Sao Paulo 17. Berlin 18. Lisbon 19. Beirut 20. Istanbul 21. Shanghai 22. Montreal 23. Amsterdam 24. Chicago 25. Toronto 26. Kyoto 27. Bogota 28. Rome 29. Las Vegas

3 Opinion(s):

Lime Lite said...

Cape Town also made CNN's 10 most dangerous cities in the world!

See: http://ozziesaffa.blogspot.com/2010/04/cape-town-on-cnn-list-of-most-dangerous.html

Anonymous said...

Measures of well-being include life expectancy, education, purchasing power and standard of living. Not surprisingly, the top 10 countries are among the world's wealthiest.

Iceland (even with the occasional volcano)

SOURCE: UNDP Gender-related development index

Anonymous said...

Apologies for this being a little off topic but perhaps you guys can do a story on this:

'Eskom must renegotiate its contract with mining giant BHP Billiton, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) said on Wednesday.

"The imperialist companies BHP Billiton and Anglo American signed clandestine deals with Eskom in the past decade, guaranteeing the two imperialist owned companies the supply of cheap electricity at a price of 12 cents per kilowatt-hour for most of the lifespan of aluminium smelters built on the basis of the contracts," Numsa said in a statement.

It said the "clandestine" deal was nothing less than stealing from the poor to benefit the rich.

Numsa demanded that Eskom unwind its agreement with BHP Billiton "in the interests of the workers and the poor" and that the parastatal halt its tariff hikes.

The Democratic Alliance said earlier on Wednesday in a statement that it had in its possession a confidential Eskom report.

The report showed that Motraco, a Mozambican electricity distribution company, had been paying 12 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity which was "far below cost".
Click here!

The report said Motraco was the fifth largest electricity user in South Africa, taking 3.7 percent of all electricity generated in the country.

"Motraco supplies 95 percent of its electricity to Mozal Aluminium Smelter in Mozambique and Mozal in turn is a subsidiary of BHP Billiton," the DA said.

It said BHP Billiton was Eskom's second largest buyer of electricity for its Hillside and Bayside smelters in Richards Bay, which consumed 5.6 percent of the total electricity in South Africa.

"In other words, BHP Billiton, directly and through its subsidiaries, takes up 9.3 percent of all electricity generated by Eskom -- making it the single biggest user of electricity in South Africa."'

Remember, the real enemy is Big Capitalism, who use white africans as the scapegoat while milking the continent!