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Stories for May 8th 2017

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:05 UTC

    A third of fish catches in worlds' oceans is unreported, claims Canadian report

    Zeller pointed out that the team was able to uncover the unreported fishing activity by restructuring the official data provided by the UN with external data

    A scientific research from the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s “The Sea Around Us Project”, indicates that nearly a third of fish caught in the world's oceans goes unreported. The scientists carrying out the analysis found that while as much as 120 million tons were fished from the oceans in 2015, the United Nations’ official capture reports revealed that in 81.2 million tons were harvested from the ocean, CBC reported.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 22:00 UTC

    Chinese conglomerate becomes the major shareholder of Deutsche Bank

    Deutsche Bank has been looking to raise funds after incurring major losses due to legal probes and misconduct charges.

    Chinese conglomerate HNA has overtaken Blackrock to become Deutsche Bank's biggest shareholder after increasing its stake in the firm to nearly 10%. HNA became a major shareholder in Europe's largest investment bank after acquiring a 4.8% stake in March.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 21:57 UTC

    Brazilian economy expected to begin takeoff in the first quarter

    Meirelles said the reform of Brazil's costly social security system, the main cause of a gaping budget deficit, is crucial to restore growth and create jobs

    Brazil's economy will post growth of between 0.7% and 0.8% in the first quarter, turning the corner on a two-year recession, Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said this week. In an interview with GloboNews cable channel, Meirelles said Brazilian companies will have to start to restock inventories and draw up investment plans.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 17:50 UTC

    The Falklands penguins that would not explode

    Yorke Bay is particularly difficult, since mines were placed on top of the sand dunes, but, over 35 years, the dunes have changed shape and shifted with the wind. (Pic Peter Gibbs)

    The Falklands and the efforts to clear minefields left by the Argentine invasion in 1982, which have become de facto nature reserves for penguins, will be aired on BBC Radio 4 under the heading of “Listen to Exploding Penguins”, presented by Peter Gibbs and produced by Matthew Teller. The presentation will be Tuesday 9 May at 15:30 UK time.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 06:46 UTC

    Punta Arenas 2016/17 cruise season: 99 calls and 67.560 visitors

    The Antarctica Norwegian cruise vessel Midnatsol has confirmed that Punta Arenas will continue to be its operational base

    Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile received 73.358 visitors during the last 2016/17 cruise season ending in April, of which 67.560 (92.1%) arrived in international vessels and 7.9% in domestic vessels.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 06:30 UTC

    M/V Reefer Uruguay in emergency heading for Falklands, was abandoned heavily trimmed by the bow

    All crew of 42 people from M/V Reefer Uruguay have been safely transferred onboard escorting vessel M/V Taganrogskiy Zaliv.

    The “M/V Reefer Uruguay” which last Friday suffered a serious intake of water while sailing in the south west Atlantic and decided in emergency to head for the Falkland Islands, on Sunday it was abandoned following the rescue of its crew, and currently is being monitored by a second vessel, according to a press release from Baltmed Reefer Services Ltd.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 06:11 UTC

    Labour “faces a huge challenge”, and “must come out fighting after terrible results”

    Corbyn admitted Labour faces “a huge challenge over the next four weeks” to win on 8 June after Tories enjoyed the best local election performance in 40 years

    The Labour Party faces “a huge challenge” over the remainder of the general election campaign, Jeremy Corbyn said. The Labour leader told supporters May 5 local elections were “disappointing” and regretted “too many fantastic councilors” had not been re-elected as the party lost 382 seats nationwide.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 05:53 UTC

    “Malvinas March” becomes the official ceremonial music in Tierra del Fuego

    Governor Bertone signed Decree 1188/17 and Bill 1154 making “Malvinas March” as the official song of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and Southern Atlantic Islands province.

    The province of Tierra del Fuego in Argentina has made playing the “Malvinas March” mandatory at the end of all institutional, official and military ceremonies organized by any of the three branches of the provincial institutional structure.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 05:45 UTC

    Strong reaction from the Euro; sigh of relief from investors

    Macron has proposed a range of policies combining budget cuts and more labor market flexibility, with public investment and an extension of the welfare state.

    The Euro has risen after pro-EU Emmanuel Macron won France's presidential vote by a large margin. The single currency strengthened 0.2% against the dollar as investors were reassured over the future stability of the European project. Macron has proposed cutting corporation tax and changes to the labour market.

  • Monday, May 8th 2017 - 05:25 UTC

    Landslide wins for Macron, 66% to 34%; France's elected president managed to create a wave of optimism

    Macron a year ago was a member of the government of one the most unpopular French presidents in history. Now, at 39, he has won France's presidential election

    Emmanuel Macron, the independent candidate who has been elected as France's next president following his Sunday runoff 66% to 34% victory over Marine Le Pen, has triggered a political earthquake in his country's politics, and his performance will be closely monitored by other EU members, particularly Germany and Italy, facing similarly challenging elections.

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