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Stories for July 15th 2023

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 19:25 UTC

    Falklands farmers consider the new agriculture challenge and climate change

    Clifton said wool prices had “been tumbling. We say the gross national wool income is valued at about £12 million. My view now - that it is down to about 50%.

    Pulling together Rural Business Association Members (RBA) policymakers and experts on the impact of climate change in the Falkland Islands was the aim of Chair of the RBA Lewis Clifton at Farmers Week, he told Penguin News (PN) in an interview recently.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:52 UTC

    Falklands extends payment increases to all FIG grades

    The agreement ends a long dispute that started when the Falkland Islands Budget was announced and limited payment increases.

    Following representations from Falkland Islands Government Officers, Members of Legislative Assembly reconsidered their budget decisions to not award increments to officers in grades C-A and agreed in Executive Council on July 3 to extend the award to include the payment of increments to all grades.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:41 UTC

    Brazilian civil servants granted time off to watch women's football World Cup

    Sports Minister Ana Moser will travel to Australia to promote Brazil's candidacy to host the 2027 event

    Brazil's government will allow federal public servants to take time off work to watch the women's national football team play the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Agencia Brasil reported. The tournament takes place between July 20 and August 20. The measure is already customary for the men's squad games.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:37 UTC

    Optimism surrounds next week's EU-CELAC summit

    The EU expects to sign a political agreement with Colombia during Petro's possible visit to Brussels in October

    The summit between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the European Union (EU) to be held in Brussels on Monday and Tuesday is surrounded by an aura of optimism, it was reported. The meeting will mark the resumption of relationships at the highest level after eight years.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:36 UTC

    Argentina: “Blue” dollar keeps going up

    Economists said the increase was to be expected

    The “blue” (an euphemism for “black market”) dollar kept soaring Friday against the Argentine peso, reaching AR$ 525 at some point but closing the week at AR$ 522, it was reported in Buenos Aires for an AR$ 31 increase in the last five days and AR$ 13 from Thursday.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:26 UTC

    Mujica tells Brazilian students to look after their democracy

    Lula welcomed his dear friend Pepe Mujica at the Planalto Palace

    Former Uruguayan President José Mujica called on Brazilians to take care of their democracy during the 59th National Congress of the Students Union in Brasilia which he attended alongside incumbent Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:13 UTC

    Extremely cold weather triggers yellow alert in 17 Argentine provinces

    These temperatures can be dangerous for risk groups, such as children, people over 65 years of age, and people with chronic diseases, said the SMN

    A total of 17 Argentine provinces are under yellow alert due to weather forecasts heralding extremely cold temperatures, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) announced Friday. The SMN also said these temperatures reaching -10.8 degrees Celsius in El Calafate, Santa Cruz (south), and -8.9 degrees in La Quiaca, Jujuy (north), might be dangerous for children and elderly or chronically ill people.

  • Saturday, July 15th 2023 - 10:12 UTC

    Icy toes at Falklands Midwinter Swim in Surf Bay

    Photo: BFSAI

    The day dawned frosty for this year’s Falkland Islands Midwinter Swim, held at Surf Bay on Sunday July 9. Sensible souls looked from their windows, shook their heads and returned to their warm beds.