Stories for September 2007

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Bluetongue: 11 cases in UK but no idea of how virus arrived

Northern Europe has reported more than 3000 cases

The British government is not complacent about bluetongue and will take action against the disease at “a very high level”, Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said.

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay/Argentina pulp mills dispute: waiting for Oct 28

Spain's facilitating efforts have been rewarded so far by handshakes

Uruguayan and Argentine delegates on Saturday held a new round of talks in New York sponsored by the Spanish Crown in an effort to find a way out to the dispute over the construction of pulp mills along the river Uruguay jointly managed by the neighboring countries.

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake south of New Zealand

The US Geological Survey map of the earthquake

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 hit some 500 km (300 miles) southwest of New Zealand on Sunday, but there were no reports of damage and authorities discounted the risk of a major tsunami

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes has fastest ageing population in Chile

Magallanes Region has the fastest ageing population in Chile with 17.3% of its residents over 60 and also the highest number of single over 60 households in spite of the fact the region has the second highest per capita income of the country.

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands expect busiest cruise season on record: 81.000 px

Successfull tourism industry has the  Islands on the World Map

The coming Falkland Islands 2007/08 cruise ship season will be the busiest on record with an estimated 81.000 passengers expected to visit the South Atlantic archipelago beginning October 20, reports the Falkland Islands Tourist Board, FITB.

Sunday, September 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Ozone layer hole reaches outskirts of Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile, over the weekend and for another couple of days, is estimated to be in the edge of the Antarctic ozone layer hole significantly increasing risks to human beings and living things.

Saturday, September 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Coppola robbed of 15 years of computer work

Coppola plans to shoot a feature film: <i>“Argentine people are very nice.”

Francis Ford Coppola, five-time Oscar-winning director of The Godfather trilogy and other films, knows how that feels. Yesterday he lamented the fact that he had lost computer data including his writings and family photographs going back 15 years in a robbery on his Argentine studios.

Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News update

New minister licenced in Norwich.The new Rector of  Cathedral, R. Hines (right)his wife, Jen, and the Bishop for the Falklands, S. Venner.

Headlines:
New Cathedral minister licensed to preach; Racecourse secured for next 15 years; Ferry's arrival may be delayed; South Georgia fishing talks; Men remanded in police custody; Agreement on Camp telephones is 'close'; Peat Cutting weekend.

Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Wholesale prices in Uruguay soar 17.6% in nine months

Uruguay's wholesale prices soared 3.1% in September, pushed by higher agriculture costs admitted the government, bringing overall wholesale inflation for the first nine months of the year to 17.6%, compared to 9.7% in the same period a year ago.

Friday, September 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Iranian leader cements Chavez relationship

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad  with Hugo Chavez at Caracas

Venezuelan and Iranian presidents Hugo Chávez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ratified their “anti-imperialist” stance and assured a “new time of justice” for the oppressed peoples around the world is starting.

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