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.
Scientists reported this week that the population of Southern Rockhopper penguins on Isla Noir, in southern Chile, the most important colony for the Eudyptes chrysocom family in all of South America, has risen to 316 thousand. Environmentalists stressed the importance of this increase in population, especially in light of the drop in the species' population in previous decades.
A new X-ray screening machine that can automatically detect explosives and liquids in passengers' hand luggage is to be introduced at the United Kingdom's main airports was announced this week in London.
Population data has been collected for one colony on the New Island reserve for the last 29 years, and as such is the only long term data set for the Falkland Islands.
Uruguay's per capita consumption of beef jumped from 40 to 54 kilos in five years making the domestic market the second destination of the country's most important single export according to a release from the local Meat Institute, INAC.
20 year old Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan international, hit two individual classic goals for Ajax of Amsterdam, in their exciting encounter against AZ of Alkmaar on Sunday.
The Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven began this seasons Champions League campaign with a narrow but valuable 2-1 victory over the Russian champions CSKA Moscow.
Up to 10 British tourists are feared to be among 90 people killed in a horrific plane crash in Thailand as it attempted to land during heavy wind and rain.
Dutch Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven eeked out a narrow 1-0 victory over improving Vitesse, to leapfrog the Arnhem side and go top of the table after 4 games.
History repeats itself, although this time FC Den Bosch will hope for a better result at the end of the season, than that which they had in 2006/7. Then they won the Jupiler League First Period Championship, but in the end of season play-offs lost to VVV Venlo who went on to gain promotion to the exclusive Eredivisie (Premier Division).