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Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz named Fiji Tourism's brand ambassador

Bollywood actress Ileana D'Cruz has been appointed as Fiji Tourism's brand ambassador for the Indian market. She said that the warmth and hospitality makes her feel like it's "home." After a successful campaign with D'Cruz in 2017, Tourism Fiji witnessed a spike in interest from Indian travelers fo

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2018-03-23 17:15:33

Uganda rugby star Solomon Okia revels in World Cup dream

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Uganda men's sevens team has qualified for its first Rugby World CupThe sport is growing in the East African nationCranes star Solomon Okia takes inspiration from Olympic champions Fiji (CNN)The world of rugby

CNN - 2018-03-23 10:48:00

Azkals vs Fiji: Strange Case of Jekyll & Hyde

The Philippine Azkals had a great start that seemed poised for a comfortable 3-0 win, but visitors Fiji almost completed a comeback late in the second half in a tense 'friendly' that ended 3-2 for the hosts last Thursday in Rizal Stadium.The Story The game started well showing confidence with the ba

FOXSPORTSASIA.COM - 2018-03-23 07:27:06

Premiere: Fijimacintosh Bridges Reality and Cyberspace in "Wintertime Nights" Video

As if the name Fijimacintosh isn't evocative enough, the 16-year-old MC has brought us the video for his song "Wintertime Nights," a splashy visual, reminiscent of the early days of the internet. "I want to make the world colorful," Fiji told Complex over email. "I'm on the vapor wave aesthetic; Tum

COMPLEX - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

'Survivor: Ghost Island' Castaway Stephanie Johnson On Exiting The Game: 'I Definitely Knew It Was My Time To Go'

For an original Malolo, the writing was on the wall. Literally. In the shelter on Ghost Island where Stephanie Johnson was exiled, a sign is posted which reads, "One bad decision can haunt you forever." It wasn't apparent that Stephanie had made any bad decisions at all though. The Ghost Island game

ETCANADA.COM - 2018-03-23 03:02:34

Rugby: Tahiti booted from World Cup qualifiers over ineligible players

Rugby: Tahiti booted from World Cup qualifiers over ineligible players WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The Cook Islands have advanced to the next stage of qualifying for the 2019 Rugby World Cup after Tahiti were found to have breached player eligibility regulations in their Oceania Cup clash last year. Tahi

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-23 02:49:18

MIT SoFi Robotic Fish Controlled By Super Nintendo Controller

Researchers at MIT have created a new soft robotic fish aptly named SoFi, which has been created to help explore and catalogue underwater life. Offering a new form of interaction using a biometric robot equipped with a camera capable of agile swimming maneuvers and interacting with wildlife without

GEEKY GADGETS - 2018-03-22 12:32:44

MIT researcher's robotic fish is an impressively realistic spy in marine life

MIT researchers at their computer science and artificial intelligence laboratory (CSAIL) have created SoFi, a silicone rubber robotic fish that could unlock secrets of marine life. according to their report this is the first of its kind that can swim untethered in three dimensions for extended perio

DESIGNBOOM.COM - 2018-03-22 10:00:00

MIT's Soft Robotic Fish Explores Reefs in Fiji

How Stanford Built a Humanoid Submarine Robot to Explore a 17th-Century Shipwreck Fish, like most animals, have a pretty good idea of which other animals they're cool with, and which animals they're not. Very few animals are cool with humans, and fish are no exception-maybe they're afraid, maybe the


MIT's ocean-exploring robotic fish takes a test swim through a Fiji reef

It's often said that we know less about the ocean depths than we do about the surface of the moon. That fact was highlighted again this week when Smithsonian explorers published a paper about a new ocean reef zone, aptly called the rariphotic, where about half of the fish were previously undiscovere


MIT's soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji

MIT CSAIL just revealed footage of SoFi, the lab's robotic fish, which looks right at home swimming amongst the coral reefs of Fiji. The project is an attempt to create an autonomous underwater vehicle that looks as close a real fish as possible, in hopes of studying marine life without disturbing t


This Wiggly Fish Is the Most Advanced Robot of Its Kind

Recently, a robotic impostor swam through the crystal blue waters off Fiji, blending in with the fish teeming around the coral reefs. Unlike the Cylons in Battlestar Galactica, however, this infiltrator was on a peaceful mission. In a new study published in Science Robotics, researchers at MIT unvei


Kiribati: The endangered island republic that many have never heard of

Within the next 50 years, a series of islands in the southwest Pacific - and roughly all 560,000 of its inhabitants - will succumb to the depths of the ocean, according to Dr. Mike Roman, co-founder of Humans of Kiribati. In his lecture "The Human Faces of Climate Change: The Case of Kiribati," Roma


Saracens won't take any risks with Billy Vunipola after England No.8 missed entire Six Nations due to injury

European champions Sarries are desperate to have him back at No.8 for their last-eight clash at three-time winners Leinster Vunipola missed England's entire Six Nations campaign (Image: PA) Saracens have vowed to take no risks with Billy Vunipola even if it means him missing their Champions Cup quar


Azkals hope to have 'good test' vs. Fiji before big Tajikistan match next week

The Philippine Azkals, just a heartbeat away from a historic appearance in the AFC Asian Cup, warm up for their big match against Tajikistan next week with an international friendly against visiting Fiji Thursday night at the Rizal Football Stadium. The goal of qualifying for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup,


Looking Back: A Moonlight Swim in Samoa with President and Sister Faust

"Let's go swimming!" Nearly every time I saw President James E. Faust during the last 19 years of his life, he extended that invitation, conjuring up memories of a moonlight swim off a beach on the Samoan island of Savai'i. A smile and laugh always accompanied the invitation. Swimming with President


Going walkabout with Osher Gnsberg

Osher Gunsberg shares with us his travel mishaps and holiday tips. From collecting tea towels to travelling the wrong way by bullet train, presenter Osher Gnsberg shares his holiday habits and mishaps.1. As a child, our family holidays were always to... Marcoola on the Sunshine Coast. my wife's hom


Commonwealth Games 2018: Sevens captain Lewis Holland ruled out

Australian men's rugby sevens captain Lewis Holland is forced to hang up his boots only weeks out from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Scans revealed the severity of his hamstring injury, which he obtained in Vancouver two weeks ago during the sixth round of the HSBC Sevens World Series. It's a d


Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Fiji

The Fiji Ministry of Health and Medical Services has declared an outbreak of meningococcal disease, a potentially life threatening bacterial disease, on the island as 18 cases have been reported through mid-February this year.Meningitis symptoms/Public domain image/Mikael Hggstrm According to a Fiji


Fly to Fiji For $849 Roundtrip

WHY IT RATES: Travelers can take advantage of reduced airfare to get to the South Pacific for less. -Janeen Christoff, TravelPulse Senior Writer Boeing Successfully Tests New 737 MAX 7 Plane Hawaii DOT Grants Southwest Landing Permit Fiji's National Airline, Fiji Airways announced a special, all-inc