We continue to track the tallest and most luxurious hotels - this time, in the Middle East. Dubai continues to dominate the field with her slate of eight tallest hotels among the top ten in the Middle East.
Dubai is the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), with a land area of 4,114 sq km and sees about 16 million tourists annually (targeting to hit 20 million tourists by 2020). While Dubai's hotel rooms were rated as the second most expensive in the world in 2014 (after Geneva), its average hotel occupancy held steady at a solid 86-88% rate. This certainly bodes good returns on investments for the tallest hotels of Dubai!
1990 - 2016 Middle East: This table depicts for the loss of forested areas for countries in the Middle East.
Forest area (% of land area) - Forest area is defined, according to World Bank, as land under natural or planted stands of trees of at least 5 meters in situ, whether productive or not, and excludes tree stands in agricultural production systems (for example, in fruit plantations and agroforestry systems) and trees in urban parks and gardens.
A useful guide for travellers planning to drive in Australia, New Zealand and other Oceania countries and territories. Most Oceania territories, including Australia and New Zealand, practise left-hand traffic, with the remaining - Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and Vanuatu - practising right-hand traffic for the roads.
Right-hand traffic (RHT) is the practice of keeping to the right side of the road, in bidirectional traffic. In RHT, vehicles keep right and the cars are left-hand drive (LHD) with the steering wheel on the left-hand side of the car.
Likewise, left-hand traffic (LHT) is the practice of keeping to the left side of the road, in bidirectional traffic. In LHT, vehicles keep left and the cars are right-hand drive (RHD) with the steering wheel on the right-hand side of the car.
Men aged 35 to 54. Lithuania ranked the highest for prostate cancer rate in Europe in 2018 at 76.6 per 100,000 males (ages 35 to 54), followed by the Ireland and Norway at 74.8 and 36.9 respectively per 100,000 males (ages 35 to 54), according to the analysis by International Agency for Research on Cancer (I.A.R.C.) of World Health Organization (W.H.O.).
Prostate Cancer. Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in the prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland in men that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Globally, prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in men (after lung cancer) and the fourth most commonly occurring cancer overall, with close to 1.3 million new cases diagnosed in 2018.
Survival Rate. If the prostate cancer has not yet spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate for most men is nearly 100%. If the cancer has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate dips to 30%.
Risk Factors. Knowledge of the causes of prostate cancer remains incomplete. Primary risk factors may include obesity, lack of exercise, age (over 50) and diet (diet high in processed meat, red meat, milk products or low in certain vegetables).
Note: The cancer rate listed below is the age-standardized rate per 100,000 males.
The 2019 Index of Economic Freedom is an index developed by the Heritage Foundation. The Index covers 12 freedoms – from property rights to financial freedom – in 186 countries.
Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand retains the top three spots globally and in Asia Pacific. Globally, Hong Kong topped the world in 4 scores for financial freedom, trade freedom, business freedom and fiscal health. Singapore ranked first worldwide in the 3 scores for labor freedom, judicial effectiveness and property rights.
The Heritage Foundation defines "economic freedom" as the fundamental right of every human to control his or her own labor and property and believes that the ideals of economic freedom are strongly associated with healthier societies, cleaner environments, greater per capita wealth, human development, democracy, and poverty elimination. For more information, please visit the Heritage Foundation website below:
This list covers the tallest men born between 1700 and 1899. At the tallest height of 267 cm (8 ft 9 in) for men born before 1899, John William Bud Rogan (1868-1905) was an American man who was the tallest person ever recorded until passed by Robert Wadlow in the 20th century.
Édouard Beaupré (1881-1904) is the tallest Canadian ever and second tallest on this list at a height of 251cm. At third on this list, Bernard Coyne (1897-1921) of United States measured at 249m. He has a World War 1 draft registration card, but was refused induction into the Army (1918).
This is a slideshow presentation for the Urahara Manga Club to share the summons that best impacted the Naruto story, be it disrupting the battlefield, causing great casualties, changing geographical landscapes, turning the tide of events or saving masses. Enjoy
A useful guide for travellers planning to drive in South American countries and territories. Most South American territories practise right-hand traffic, with the remaining - Guyana and Suriname - practising left-hand traffic for the roads.
These are the deepest lakes in the North America by surface area. Among these, are the Great Lakes of North America - Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area. They have a combined volume of 22,671 km³, a shade less than the volume of Lake Baikal (23,615 km³).
However, the Great Lakes do not claim the title of the deepest and second deepest lakes in North America. The Great Slave Lake of Canada is the deepest lake in North America and reaches a maximum depth of 614m. Further north in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the Great Bear Lake goes as deep as 446m. In the third, Lake Superior, the largest and deepest of the Great Lakes of North America, dips at 406.3m.