Host nation Russia planted one foot in the last 16 of the World Cup after a resounding 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday despite the return from injury of Mohamed Salah. Russia's midfielder Denis Cheryshev celebrates scoring the second goal in Russia's 3-1 win (Photo source: AFP/Gabriel Bouys) After a tight first half in a rain-drenched Saint Petersburg, Egypt captain Ahmed Fathi scored an own goal before strikes from Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba sealed a win that erased pre-tournament fears in Russia that the host nation would struggle to even get out of their group. Salah did score Egypt's first goal at a World Cup since 1990 with a penalty after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too late to regain the momentum for the disappointing Pharaohs. Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16, and Egypt eliminated, if Saudi Arabia fail to beat Uruguay on Wednesday. Asked if this was the happiest day of his life, Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said: … [Read more...] about Russia beat Egypt to close in on World Cup last 16
Happiest places in the world
VietNamNet Bridge – The UK Daily Telegraph has listed Vietnam among the world’s happiest countries. According to the magazine, Vietnam is a heaven for foreign backpackers thanks to its cheap expenses, beautiful landscapes, and smooth sandy beaches. Other happy places in the list included Valparaiso, Chile, Juzcar, Little India, Singapore, Costa Rica, Andorra, Tuvalu, Liechtenstein, Bhutan, And Texas, the US. -- Photos: Telegraph related news Vietnam’s landscapes and people through Réhahn’s lens The beauty of Kon Tum via famous sitesAmazing landscapes in Quang Binh Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam Japanese couple’s photos capture beautiful landscapes VOV … [Read more...] about Vietnam among happiest countries in the world: Telegraph
The Land of Smiles really is the happiest place in the world, at least in terms of holding a job and keeping the rising cost of goods in check. The Misery Index, computed by adding inflation to the unemployment rate, gives Thailand a score of 1.11 percent, which is the best - or least miserable - for all 74 economies surveyed by Bloomberg. Singapore and Japan are close runner ups, with 1.40 percent and 2.70 percent, respectively. The U.K. ranks the 17th least miserable country while the U.S. takes 21st place. China follows closely in 23rd spot. Venezuela is at the other end of the scale as plunging oil revenues have led to chronic shortage of food and medicine, and inflation running at 181 percent. With an index of 188.2 percent, the South American country is easily the “world’s most miserable” place. It is followed by Bosnia at 48.97 percent and South Africa with 32.90 percent. Thailand’s unemployment rate was around one percent at the end of June, while … [Read more...] about World’s least miserable live in Asia, thanks to disinflation
The Hanoitimes - Based on indexes of average income, freedom and life expectancy, it's evaluated that Vietnamese people are happier than many South East Asian countries and rank 63rd in the world. Van Trang … [Read more...] about Vietnamese people rank 63rd happiest people in the world.
The UK Daily Telegraph has named Vietnam among the world’s happiest places. Being ranked at ninth place on the list, Vietnam is described as a paradise for backpackers. “Highlights include the dramatic coastal scenery of Ha Long bay, the picturesque town of Hoi An, the bustling population centers of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city, and sandy beaches,” said the news. Ha Long bay. (Photo: Telegraph)Other spots ranked on the list include Valparaiso (Chile), Juzcar (Spain), Little India (Singapore), Costa Rica, Andorra, Tuvalu, Liechtenstein, Bhutan, Texas (the US), Melbourne (Australia), Toronto (Canada), Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands,Tian Xing Yong Le (China), and North Yorkshire (the UK).Earlier, Telegraph honoured Vietnam’s terraced-fields among the most surreal landscapes in the world and the country among the best destinations for winter sun with breath-taking natural landscapes and luxury beach resorts./.BTA … [Read more...] about Vietnam listed among world’s happiest places