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Stories for May 7th 2014

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 23:26 UTC

    UK MPs hosted at the Argentine embassy in London with a typical barbecue

    Ambassador Castro with the MPs delegation that last year visited Argentina

    The Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alicia Castro, underlined “the importance of dialogue and the historical and cultural ties that link Argentina with Wales” when she hosted this week a traditional Argentine barbecue at the Ambassador´s residence in London for a delegation of British parliamentarians who visited Argentina in March.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 23:07 UTC

    Falkland Islands and Crimea the new cold war

    Dr. Ivanov says Cristina has chosen to acclaim President Putin’s action in Crimea, hoping in return support the Argentine Falklands' claim.

    In an article for Penguin News, distinguished political and scientific Bulgarian author Dr Lyubomir Ivanov (*) discusses the Crimean conflict and its parallel with the Falklands.The Argentine President Cristina Kirchner praised the recent Crimean status referendum as, “one of the famous referendums of self-determination.”

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

    Dilma pledges economic growth with contained inflation following negative stats

    Growing fears that demonstrators could turn out to the streets to protest massive expenditure on the World Cup

    Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said in a statement that her government ensures sustained economic growth, with contained inflation. The announcement followed market estimates saying that Brazil's GDP expansion this year would be down to 1.63%, below official and private recent estimates above 2%.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

    “Manaos less riskier than Iraq” Brazilian Sports minister tells English media

    Minister Rebelo was ironical about UK's participation in recent wars in the Middle and Far East

    Brazil's Sports minister Aldo Rebelo minimized the possibility of violence during the coming World Cup and replied to the British media that the Amazon city of Manaos, where England will be playing a match, will not be riskier that war zones.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

    Sao Paulo offers 22.000 dollars rewards to whoever turns in data on criminals

    Squatters have moved to an abandoned piece of land four kilometers away from the Corinthians Arena

    With just over a month left for the 2014 World Cup kick off in Brazil, the governor of the state of Sao Paulo launched the Regional Reward program which will pay 55.000 Reales (approximately 22.000 dollars) to anyone providing useful information to help to solve crimes and track perpetrators.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

    Falklands and the 'darker side' of fishing: crewmen trying to 'jump ship'

    Fisheries head Barton said all vessels arriving to collect licenses undergo an inspection, which checks essential life saving appliances

    Fishing vessels licensed in the Falkland Islands all undergo safety inspections, Director of Natural Resources John Barton confirmed this week, when talking to Penguin News about standards applied to fishing vessels and the working conditions of the crew. He also assured that if a fisherman reports mistreatment an investigation will follow.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

    “Climate change, has moved firmly into the present”, warns US official report

    US residents of the coastal Northeast could face bigger storm surges and coastal  flooding

    The Obama administration released on Tuesday an updated report on how a changing climate has touched every corner of the United States, from oyster growers in Washington State to maple syrup producers in Vermont, and said that urgent action is needed.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 06:21 UTC

    Live avian influenza virus discovered in Antarctica Adélie penguins

    “We found that this virus was unlike anything else detected in the world,” said Hurt ( Pic Aeron Hurt, WHO)

    Researchers have found a new type of avian influenza virus in a group of Adélie penguins (pygoscelies adeliae) from Antarctica. Aeron Hurt, PhD, a senior research scientist at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza in Melbourne, Australia, said that this is the first time that a distinct, live flu virus has been found in these birds.

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 01:44 UTC

    Falklands: Slow start but sprint finish for 2014 squid fishery

    Up to now 187,500 tons of Illex have been caught in Falkland waters, making it the second best Illex catch after the bumper year of 1999.

    In the last 25 years, the squid fishery has been one of the major contributors to the economy of the Falkland Islands. It is unique in the world as about 80 per cent of the total annual catch is squid. Both Illex and Loligo squid have annual life cycles, with a new generation recruiting into the fishery every year

  • Wednesday, May 7th 2014 - 00:11 UTC

    Vatican admits having defrocked 848 priests over ten years for sex abuse

    Ambassador Archbishop Tomasi, said the Vatican also doled out lesser punishments to another 2,572 accused of molesting children

    For the first time, the Vatican has revealed a statistical picture of the internal fallout from the church's sex abuse epidemic. According to the Vatican's U.N. Ambassador Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Pope defrocked 848 priests over the past 10 years, and doled out lesser punishments to another 2,572 accused of molesting children. That includes punishments handed down by John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.