The Most Powerful Women in the World

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women.

According to Moira Forbes, executive vice-president of Forbes Media, the list is compiled from from seven “power bases” – billionaires, business, finance, media, politics, philanthropists/NGOs and technology.

Topping the list for the seventh consecutive year, and the 12th time in total, is German Chancellor Angela Merkel. British Prime Minister Theresa May is in second place, while Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is in third.

Almost half the women on the list are American. The UK has eight representatives, while the rest of Europe has 13. Only one woman, Angola’s Isabel dos Santos, is from Africa.

New entries on the list include Ivanka Trump (#19), the daughter and adviser of Donald Trump; Jacinda Ardern (#38), newly elected Prime Minister of New Zealand; and Indian actress, Priyanka Chopra (#97), a Unicef goodwill ambassador.

Media and entertainment personalities on the list include Oprah Winfrey (#21), Anna Wintour (#27), Beyonce (#50), Taylor Swift (#85), and JK Rowling (#88). Swift is the youngest woman on the list, at age 27.

Hillary Clinton, who has made the list every year since it began in 2004, has fallen from second place last year, to only 65th since her defeat in the presidential elections.

See the top 20 here:

1. Angela Merkel, Germany, Politics
2. Theresa May, United Kingdom, Politics
3. Melinda Gates, United States, Philanthropy/NGO
4. Sheryl Sandberg, United States, Technology
5. Mary Barra, United States, Automotive
6. Susan Wojcicki, United States, Technology
7. Abigail Johnson, United States, Finance and Investments
8. Christine Lagarde, France, Economy
9. Ana Patricia Botín, Spain, Finance and Investments
10. Ginni Rometty, United States, Technology
11. Indra Nooyi, United States, Diversified
12. Meg Whitman, United States, Technology
13. Angela Ahrendts, United States, Technology
14. Laurene Powell Jobs, United States, Philanthropy/NGO
15. Tsai Ing-wen, Taiwan, Politics
16. Michelle Bachelet, Chile, Politics
17. Federica Mogherini, Italy, Politics
18. Safra Catz, United States, Technology
19. Ivanka Trump, United States, Politics
20. Adena Friedman, United States, Finance and Investments

Alli Destroys Real Madrid

Dele Alli has hailed Tottenham Hotspur as “fantastic” after he helped them beat Real Madrid 3-1 in the Champions League yesterday.

The 21-year-old midfielder scored twice, in the 27th and 56th minutes, while Christian Eriksen scored the Spurs’ third goal in the 65th minute.

Their win has catapulted them into the Champions League top 16, with two group stage games to spare.

Elated after the game, Alli said: “We don’t want to just compete with these teams – we want to beat them. I’m happy to get two goals, but more importantly it was a win.”

Real Madrid has not had a good week. Not only did the La Liga giants suffer an embarrassing defeat to newcomers Girona, but, for the first time in five years, they lost a game at the Champions League group stage.

Their coach, Zinedine Zidane, said of their performance: “It wasn’t that we played badly, we just came up against the better team.”

Zidane denies that they are a club in crisis, and insists that Madrid “will turn this situation around”.

Image: Dele Alli header [online image] (2017) sourced on 2 November 2017 from https://cs.mg.co.za/crop/content/images/2017/11/02/BrblM27YSZiTqCKIY8s5_AlliReuters.jpg/800×450/

3 Tips for Emotional Wellness

You should take care of your emotional health the same way you take care of your body, because your body responds to the way you think, feel, and act.

For example, you might develop high blood pressure or a stomach ulcer because of stress.

While there’s no way to get rid of life’s stresses, here are three ways to cope with stress to improve your emotional wellness, improving your overall health.

Find the Positive

While it’s important to deal with negative feelings, it’s also important to focus on the positive things in your life.

Use a journal to keep track of things that make you feel happy or peaceful, and for all those things you are grateful for.

Research has shown that having a positive outlook can improve your quality of life and give your health a boost.

Don’t Brood

Brooding is damaging to your mental health because obsessing over negative things will only make you feel worse.

As soon as a negative thought begins, distract yourself by doing something that needs you to concentrate, like reading a book or doing a puzzle.

A few minutes of distraction should be enough to get your mood back on track.

Express Yourself

Keeping your feelings of sadness or anger inside will only add to your stress and anxiety.

Let the people close to you know when something is bothering you, and tell them how you are doing.

Find healthy, creative ways that you can express your feelings, like writing in a journal, or taking an exercise class.

Michael Jackson Top Earning Dead Celeb

Michael Jackson is the highest earning late celebrity of 2017, according to Forbes.

This is the fifth time Jackson has topped Forbes‘ annual list, which ranks the posthumous income of stars that have passed away.

Jackson, who died eight years ago in 2009, earned $75 million this year, from a new greatest hits album, a Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil show and his stake in EMI’s publishing catalogue.

Two other singers are in the top five: Elvis Presley is in fourth position with $35 million, and Bob Marley ranks fifth with $23 million.

Arnold Palmer, the golfing legend who died last year, was the second highest earner, raking in $40 million. His earnings come in part from Arizona lemonade and ice tea which are sold in his name.

Palmer is followed by Charles Schulz, who created the beloved “Peanuts” cartoon franchise. He earned $38 million.

See the full list:

1. Michael Jackson, musician, died 2009: $75million
2. Arnold Palmer, golfer, died 2016: $40million
3. Charles Schulz, cartoonist, died 2000: $38million
4. Elvis Presley, musician, died 1977: $35million
5. Bob Marley, musician, died 1981: $23million
6. Tom Petty, musician, died 2017: $20million
7. Prince, musician, died 2016: $18million
8. Dr. Seuss, author, died 1991: $16million
9. John Lennon, musician, died 1980: $12million
10. Albert Einstein, physicist, died 1955: $10million
11. David Bowie, musician, died 2016: $9.5million
12. Elizabeth Taylor, actress, died 2011: $8million
13. Bettie Paige, model, died 2008: $7.5million

8 Dead in NY Truck Attack

Eight people were killed and 11 more – including two children – were injured in a terrorist attack in Manhattan, New York City yesterday.

In the worst terror attack in New York since September 11, 2001, Sayfullo Saipov intentionally drove a truck onto a popular bicycle path.

After mowing down cyclists and pedestrians for approximately 14 blocks, the 29-year-old immigrant from Uzbekistan reached a road and ploughed into a school bus.

Saipov was shot by police after emerging from the truck with what appeared to be two guns. It was later revealed that the guns were fake.

Bystanders reported that Saipov was shouting, “Allahu Akbar”, which is Arabic for, “God is great”.
Saipov has undergone surgery for the gunshot wound to his abdomen, and is expected to survive.

New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, said that this appears to be a “lone wolf” attack, and that there is no evidence to suggest it is part of a wider plot.

Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, slammed the incident as a “cowardly act of terror”.

According to the United States media, Saipov left a note in the rented truck claiming that he committed the attack on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS).

ISIS has recently been encouraging its followers to use vehicles to commit acts of terror.

England, France and Germany have all seen deadly vehicle attacks in the past year.

Image: Bicycles strewn on the ground following the Manhattan truck incident [online image] (2017) sourced on 1 November 2017 from http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171031163817-11-manhattan-incident-1031-screengrab-exlarge-169.jpg