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Stories for April 30th 2007

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Norway seeking trawlers to licence for Antarctic krill

    Fishing vessel Saga Sea

    Norway will be issuing permits for krill trawling in the Antarctica to four vessels by end of May. One of the vessels that has presented an application, the Saga Sea, is operated by Aker Biomarine Antarctic AS, and is already fishing with a temporary permit. It is expected that this vessel will receive a new and more permanent authorisation, but with regards to 10 other applications submitted it is not as certain which will receive the permits. It is even more uncertain whether there are any vessels available for chartering, or for satisfying the need for cold storage and processing facilities.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Climate Change Meeting Opens In Thailand

    Climate change: 'The time to act is now'

    Delegates at a major climate meeting debated Monday how to rein in rising greenhouse gas emissions that could threaten hundreds of millions with hunger and disease in the coming decades.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peruvian miners strike threatens global supply of metals

    An indefinite national strike by mine workers in Peru has spread to half the industry threatening to disrupt global supplies of metals such as copper, zinc and gold after weekend talks with the government failed of which Peru is a leading global exporter.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Portal with 400 governance indicators on Latinamerica

    The Inter-American Development Bank unveiled DataGob, an innovative portal that offers access to some 400 governance indicators, covering topics as varied as support for democracy, the cost of starting a business, wastefulness in government spending and police corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions of the world.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar recommends trilateral dialogue process for Falklands

    Gibraltar Government agrees with Rafael Estrella, one of the architect's of the current Spanish government dialogue policy and now Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, that the Trilateral Forum of Dialogue model could be usefully applied to the Falklands, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Transparency International praises debarment of corrupt companies

    Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International

    Transparency International praised the Washington based Inter-American Development Bank's (IADB) publication of its list of sanctioned firms and individuals. Publication of this information is an effective deterrent to fraud and corruption in development assistance and in the countries receiving that assistance argues TI.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Desire Petroleum: pretax loss and no rig on sight

    Desire Petroleum PLC swung to full-year pretax loss due to the strengthening of the pound against the dollar reported the company.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina “thankful” for HMS Endurance support offer

    British Amb. John Hughes with Defence Minister Nilda Garré

    Argentina officially thanked this Monday Great Britain's cooperation offer in support of Argentine Antarctic activities.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Aysen earthquake tremors confront SalmonChile and environmentalists

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros

    The President of the Chilean Salmon Industry Association A.G. (SalmonChile), Cesar Barros, rejected comments from several sectors including environmentalists, regarding alleged responsibilities of the industry in the missing persons as a result of the earthquake in Aysen, Saturday April 21st.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The night the Falklands' conflict became an inevitable war

    “I'm one in three” replied General Galtieri

    Former US Ambassador in Argentina Harry Shlaudeman and declassified US national security documents of 25 years ago reveal desperate last minute efforts the night of April 30 to avoid the Falkland Islands conflict from becoming a full fledged war.