Stories for June 4th 2010
Scientists have claimed that eating soy could help prevent men from developing prostate cancer and from going bald. US researchers found a molecule produced in the intestine when soy is digested stops a hormone which can fuel prostate growth or cause baldness.
Two Royal Air Force Euro Typhoon fighters and their Vickers VC10 refuelling tanker had to land Wednesday afternoon in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, because of adverse weather conditions in the Falkland Islands Mount Pleasant Airport.
Sam Moody, Managing Director, commented:”Our analysis of the data from the Sea Lion well suggests that there is significant potential upside on our acreage and our technical effort will now focus on integrating all of our new knowledge of the basin so we can understand and identify the best prospects for future drilling.”
Pressure is mounting in Argentina for pickets blocking an international bridge leading to Uruguay to be ordered removed by a court order, following Wednesday’ presidential summit when Uruguay’s Jose Mujica and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner agreed on a joint agenda of pending issues.
Disagreements over how quickly to reduce inflated budget deficits and restore balance to the global economy risk will be one of the main issues to be addressed at the high-level Group of 20 talks this week in South Korea.
Lending to small businesses inn the United States is declining, thus making it more difficult to come to grips with the persistent problem of high unemployment, admitted Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.
French newspaper Le Monde is to take its controlling ownership stake out of the hands of editorial staff and sell it to an outside buyer. The paper, which has a centre-left political bent, was created after France was freed from Nazi rule in 1944 and is one of the country's most respected publications.
The Falkland Islands figure among the world top ten per capita wine consumption countries according to the Wine Institute (2008), which brings together all of California’s wineries and vineyards and manages a vast inventory of statistics with commercial purposes.
Argentina is seriously considering incorporating nuclear powered vessels to the Navy and constructing topsides for naval ships and oil rigs. However this will have to be developed with Argentine technology, said Defence minister Nilda Garré.
Argentine tax revenue soared in May in line with robust economic growth as consumers spent more on goods and services and prices rose amid soaring inflation. According to official data from AFIP, the federal tax revenue agency collected 44% more revenue in May than it did a year ago.