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World Football Cup draw completed in Northern Cyprus

The draw has been completed for the 2018 World Football Cup, to be staged in London between May 31 and June 9. The 16-team tournament is under the aegis of the Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA). The nearly five-year-old body comprises members who may be categorised as natio

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Seasonal Worker Programme : bigger and better in 2016-17

Data released by the Department of Employment indicate that it has been another year of rapid growth for the Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP). Growth was down from the 50% of 2015-16, but still high at 37%. Seasonal Worker Programme visa numbers Rapid SWP growth may be a result of a fall in backpacke


UNICEF says 20,210 Babies born in Nigeria on January 1

Nigeria would have approximately 20,210 babies born into the country on the New Year's day. This represents the third largest population of newborns in the world on Jan. 1, 2018, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said. UNICEF also said nearly 386,000 babies would be born worldwide on New Year's Day, r


More than 2,200 babies to be born on New Year 's Day in the UK , says UNICEF

1 January 2018: Approximately 2,200 babies will be born in the UK on New Year's Day, UNICEF said today. British babies will account for 0.6 per cent of the estimated 385,793 babies to be born globally on New Year's Day. Kiribati's Christmas Island, a small island in the Pacific, will most likely wel


Which country has New Year first and who celebrates it last ? Times across the world

New Year's Eve 2017: New Zealand and Australia among first to kick off famous celebrations to ring in 2018 Fireworks explode over Sydney Harbour during New Year's Eve celebrations (Picture: David Moir/AAP Image via AP) Millions in New Zealand and Australia have already welcomed 2018 in style with ic


New Year 's Eve celebrations : world welcomes 2018 as Samoa becomes first country to hit midnight

The New Year has officially begun, as midnight passed in Samoa, Tonga and Christmas Island/Kiribati, the first places in the world to welcome in 2018. The last places on Earth to see in the New Year are minor outlying US islands like Baker Island and Howland Island - although these are uninhabited.


The poorest countries by GDP are pristine paradises everyone should visit

Almost all poorest countries in world by GDP have something in common: they are paradise islands located far away from modern civilization. Statistics Times made a list of countries projected by GDP, and at the last positions we find isolated islands and archipelagos with untouched landscapes and pr


Step-by-Step Improvement of Women 's Empowerment in ‎Kiribati‏

SOUTH TARAWA - The Republic of Kiribati (previously known as the Gilbert Islands) is a Pacific Island nation located near the equator and east of the International Date Line. It consists of one main island and 32 coral atolls, is home to 110,000 people and ranks 137 out of 188 countries on the Human


NYCFC 's Jesus Medina Follows in Mold of MLS 's New Target Signings

As NYCFC bowed out of the 2017 MLS playoffs at the hands of the Columbus Crew, it was more than just a farewell to the team's season. It also wound up being Andrea Pirlo's last match ever, as after a storied 22-year career, Il Maestro exited the stage that made him a legend. From a nostalgic perspe


More than 1,000 babies to be born on New Year 's Day in Canada , says UNICEF

UNICEF challenges nations around the world to make sure more newborns survive their first days of life TORONTO, Jan. 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Approximately 1,062 babies will be born in Canada on New Year's Day, UNICEF said today. Canadian babies will account for 0.27 per cent of the estimated 385,793 babies


Sunday and December reading wrap-up

CurrentLast books finishedA History of the Future: Prophets of Progress from H.G. Wells to Isaac Asimov, by Peter J. Bowler Zola and his time; the history of his martial career in letters: With an account of his circle of friends, his remarkable enemies, cyclopean labors, public campaigns, trials an


Track and Stop Illegal Fishing with Global Fishing Watch

How would you feel if you found out the fish you ordered was the result of illegal fishing by slaves held captive on commercial fishing vessels? What if it was caught in a marine protected area like the Galapagos and was unreported? Unfortunately, these are very real scenarios that exist today, but


From the ` floating haunted city ' to a secret Egyptian pyramid chamber and Otto Warmbier -- we examine the greatest unsolved mysteries of 2017

WE MIGHT have uncovered the answers of a few mysteries this year, but if we've learned anything, it's that we still know very little, about a lot. Despite our technological ability in this modern world there are many mysteries that continue to haunt us. How did Sherri Papini survive her kidnap? Why


The 2G , 3G , 4G & 5G Wireless Network Infrastructure Market : 2017 - 2030 - with an Evaluation of Wi-Fi and WiMAX

LONDON, Dec. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The wireless network infrastructure market is currently in a phase of transition, as mobile operators seek to address increasing mobile traffic demands amidst global economic uncertainties.Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/3782611 Thi


Holey roads , alien asteroids , illuminating plants and more : best of the week 's tech news

Published Friday, December 15, 2017 E&T staff pick their favourite news stories from the past week and reflect on what these latest developments in engineering and technology mean to them. Josh Loeb, associate editor Astronomers search passing asteroid for signs of alien technology Astronomers, in


What to expect in 2018 , according to science fiction

As we look forward to 2018, science fiction has already been there. Here are six portrayals of 2018 from books, television and film, imagining the coming year as utopia, dystopia, or something in between. Lauren Beukes' first novel, Moxyland (2008), is set in a cyberpunk South Africa of 2018, where


A Christmassy poll - the answers , with screenshots

So, here are the answers to yesterday's poll: 1) This is Amharic, the main language of Ethiopia. Greg and Pseudomantid were not too far off geographically with Demotic Egyptian and Coptic - but Amharic uses the Ge'ez script which is an abugida (ie syllabic). 2) Hueyixtica Dios ne ilhuicac, niman ni


From Israel : Not Exactly a Crisis .

One tends to get the impression-on reading the news about the General Assembly vote last Thursday regarding President Trump's new policy of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital-that something of a diplomatic cataclysm had occurred. But when we look more closely we see it is not so. In fact, the


The Bounty Trilogy , by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall

Second paragraph of third chapter of Mutiny on the Bounty:A month sounds an age to be crowded with more than forty other men on board a small vessel at anchor most of the time, but I was making the acquaintance of my shipmates, and so keen on learning my new duties that the days were all too short.


ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech - Nuclear Weapons Ban Now

Beatrice Fihn, Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), has delivered the Acceptance Speech for the Nobel Peace Prize award to ICAN. 2 months ago the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was set for ratification and will enter into force 90 days after 50 c