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Friday, October 9th 2015 - 08:04 UTC

Scientists flock to Falklands for vital South Georgia future research strategy

Scientists and South Georgia representatives at Falklands' Government House on Tuesday evening

Fifteen scientists from institutes around the world gathered in the Falkland Islands this week to assess future scientific requirements for South Georgia. Project manager Dr Vicky Peck from the British Antarctic Survey based in Cambridge explained that the South Georgia Future Science project wanted to identify what the scientific needs of the island were and how they could best be facilitated.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands celebrates on Saturday cultural diversity day

Saturday will begin with an event comprising presentations, displays and smoko in the Museum in the morning

The Falkland Islands cultural diversity will be celebrated with a whole day of events on Saturday, 10 October. The Falklands with a population of 3.000 according to the latest census, has integrated people born in 53 different countries, with predominance from Britain, St Helena and Chile.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:39 UTC

Eirik Raude oil rig operating in Falklands, faces scrapping after contract ends January 2016

Eirik Raude is currently completing its third in a six-well program in the Falklands and is expected to remain employed in the Islands into January 2016.

Ocean Rig, the Greek offshore drilling contractor has highlighted in its latest fleet update two rigs coming out of employment shortly with no immediate prospects. Both rigs have little or no “further prospects of employment” according to Ocean Rig and will be cold stacked while disposing of or scrapping the rigs is considered.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:30 UTC

“Something is rotten in FIFA”: out Blatter, Platini, Valcke, and in comes Africa's Hayatou

“Today, amid extraordinary circumstances, I have assumed the office of FIFA president,” said Hayatou. “I will serve only on an interim basis”

The president of the African football confederation Issa Hayatou steps up to replace Sepp Blatter who was on Thursday suspended for 90 days over corruption allegations. Blatter was provisionally suspended for 90 days along with secretary general Jerome Valcke and UEFA chief Michel Platini.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Fed close to increasing rate, according to minutes; IMF again calls on Yellen for prudence

Because of the risks to the outlook for economic activity and inflation, “FOMC decided that it was prudent to wait for additional information” said the minutes

The US Federal Reserve believes the US economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers decided it was prudent to wait for evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking United States off course.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Guyana looks forward to Canadian support in territorial claims with Venezuela

The message was communicated to the diplomat by Guyana foreign minister Carl Greenidge at a reception hosted by the Canadian High Commissioner

The government of Guyana will be looking forward to Canada’s support against the territorial claims by Venezuela even as it seeks to strengthen its ties and bilateral agreements with the state, through new Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux.

Friday, October 9th 2015 - 06:42 UTC

Falklands' bound Argentine 'militant' yacht rescued abandoned by fisheries protection vessel

“La Sanmartiniana” was adrift in Falklands FOCZ and was rescued by FPV Protegat and weather allowing will be towed to Stanley

An Argentine flagged yacht “La Sanmartiniana” belonging to a political group which responds to Argentine president Cristina Fernandez son, Maximo Kirchner, was detected abandoned in the high seas by the Falklands Islands Fisheries Protection Vessel, FPV Protegat and is being towed to Port Stanley, reports a release from the Falklands government.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:51 UTC

Brazilian congress again exposes President Rousseff's political weakness

Her government failed to gather enough lawmakers to have a quorum for the session despite a cabinet reshuffle last week to bolster her position

Brazil's Congress on Wednesday postponed for a fourth time voting on whether to overrule President Dilma Rousseff's vetoes of two spending bills in a defeat for her government as it scrambles for support to rebalance overdrawn public accounts.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 18:46 UTC

Falkland Islands celebrate 275th Anniversary of “Rule, Britannia!” with new crown coin

The coin produced on behalf of the Falklands' Treasury includes a representation of Britannia, the female personification of the British Isles

The Treasury of the Government of the Falkland Islands has issued (18th September) a new collector coin commemorating the 275th anniversary of the composition of the tune “Rule, Britannia!” The staunchly patriotic British song was set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740, adapted from the poem, “Rule, Britannia,” by James Thomson.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 12:14 UTC

Rousseff closer to impeachment: government accounting practices 'illegal' says Accounts Court

“The accounts are not a condition where they can be approved. We recommend their rejection,” said lead judge, Augusto Nardes, with unanimous support

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff suffered a major new setback Wednesday when a court ruled that her government's accounting practices were illegal, handing ammunition to opponents threatening impeachment proceedings. The decision by the Federal Accounts Court or TCU was the latest blow to Rousseff, less than a year into her second term.


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