Mar 302016
 
London crowns the best travel destination in the world, beats New York

London has been crowned the best travel destination in the world – beating the likes of Prague, Rome and even the Big Apple in a twelve month study into the top 10 global places to visit that offer the best value for money. The TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards reveals the world’s top-rated destinations each year, based on millions of hotel ratings, city reviews, restaurants and entertainment. This year, London jumped up five places from its sixth place finish last year, to be crowned the world’s […]

Sep 262015
 
London surpasses New York as the world’s top financial centre

The UK capital moved ahead of New York as the world’s top financial centre, boosted by the Prime Minister David Cameron’s decisive election win, according to a in index published by Z/Yen Group. London edged New York by eight points, the group’s global financial centre index shows. Hong Kong was third, followed by Singapore and Tokyo. Zurich was ranked seventh, the only other European city to make the top 10. London and New York are often as much complementary as competitive. It is noticeable that […]

Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, dies at 111

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Jun 152014
 
Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, dies at 111

Alexander Imich, the world’s oldest man, died Sunday in his New York City home at 111. Imich, a chemist and Polish immigrant, was born in 1903. Imich reflected on his life in an interview with The New York Times in May. He and his wife escaped the Holocaust, but lost many of their family members. In the 1950s, the couple immigrated to the United States. In the interview, Imich credited his longevity to not having children and his athletic nature. “I was a gymnast,” he […]

Delhi gets 22nd position in world global fashion city

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Feb 172014
 

New York has been named the top global fashion capital, edging out Paris and London in an annual ranking that has Delhi in the 22th spot and Mumbai 45th. According to the report, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Sydney, Antwerp, and Shanghai complete the top 10 in Global Language Monitor’s (GLM) 10th Annual Survey. Delhi was placed 48th in 2013 and Mumbai 38th. Berlin consolidated its position, while Antwerp completed its steady climb, Sydney had a triumphal return, and Shanghai returns to what many consider […]

Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez 112, Becomes the World’s Oldest Man

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Jul 302013
 

A 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York is the world’s oldest man, according to Guinness World Records Ltd. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez became the world’s oldest man when Jiroemon Kimura died June 12 at age 116. The world’s oldest person is a woman, 115-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan. Besides his daughter, he has a 76-year-old son, John, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.     Contributed By Sonia Narula