Thursday, 30 May 2013
A TOTAL of £111,900 was collected in fines and 252 tonnes of squid seized this week as a result of fishing vessels leaving the Falkland Islands zone to catch squid in Argentine waters.
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
I HAVE done a lot of writing about adult health topics, it's about time I write about children's health...this week I decided to write about physical literacy, a fairly new term used to describe mastering movement and sport skills that allow a child to move with confidence and control and will grow into life skills. Physical literacy is a common term in the new sport for life campaign created by both the Sport Canada and Sport UK.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
The second of a planned series of extended political articles written exclusively for the Penguin News web site by Deputy Editor John Fowler
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the difficulty the population of the Falkland Islands has in finding a voice in a debate, which, if it were to take place, from the Argentine side of the sovereignty issue, would only be between them and the British Government. Far from acknowledging, as did the late and much lamented Dr Guido di Tella, Foreign Minister during the unlamented government of Carlos Menem, that "as the Falkland Islanders are part of the of the problem, they must also be part of the solution," successive Kirchner administrations have not only denied our right to a voice, but, effectively our very existence.
Saturday, 19 November 2011
ISLANDER James Marsh works for the Falkland Islands Government Office in London and lives in Essex with his wife Amy and three dogs. Much of James' day is taken up with a rather tedious commute to and from London giving him plenty of time to think up interesting musings for Penguin News website visitors.
It's a strange thing to spend a certain amount of your time feeling slightly like a foreigner in the UK and yet, for the most part, be completely indiscernible from an Englishman. Obviously most people that know me realise that I am from the Falklands due to my having told them at some stage but to be honest I know there are a certain amount of friends who don't think of me as being any different to them at all. To give an example of how some friends don't realise that I'm not 'one of them', I was actually asked before the Germany versus Argentina match during the last World Cup which side I wanted to win. I fear that my answer was fairly predictable, although the abuse I wanted to aim at the guy asking the question would probably have been a surprise.
Wednesday, 09 November 2011
In the first of a planned series of extended articles written exclusively for the Penguin News web site, Deputy Editor John Fowler examines the causes of the frustration felt by many Falkland Islanders in the face of the recent plethora of statements issuing from the Argentine propaganda machine
ON one of my strangest assignments for Penguin News, I once flew all around the West Falklands in the wake of Princess Anne, who was then making her first visit to the Islands. Having been warned by someone in her entourage that Her Royal Highness was not enamoured of journalists with cameras, I did my best to be discreet and unobtrusive. Maybe I did this too well, because it soon became obvious that as far as she was concerned I simply did not exist. Even when in the small 1982 War museum at Port Howard we found our selves briefly alone in a fairly confined space, there was no arch of an eyebrow or flicker of expression of any kind to indicate any royal awareness of my presence.
Monday, 07 November 2011
HORSE loving sheep farmers Elaine and Arthur Turner live at Rincon Grande Farm on East Falklands. Both are known for their fun loving attitude to life, jockeying and motocross skills, and Elaine in particular for her supreme patience in the face of her lively, eccentric hubby. Elaine offers Penguin News website visitors an insight into life on a busy Falklands farm
The marriage contract
Ok I think it is safe to say that Arthur isn't the ideal person to tell your father you are in a relationship with.
Long before Arthur and I started seeing each other he used to work at the old butchery with my Dad. Arthur was a bit wild to say the least; when he was younger and had rather a lot of crazy parties. As an example, at one he and his mates managed to bog a motorbike half way up the stairs.
Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Understanding food labels
EVER picked up an item of food and read the label that lists the nutrition facts? Do you know what you are looking at or how to read it? Reading food labels properly and choosing foods and brands that offer healthier contents can drastically improve your diet and your health. Here are a few tips to choosing better foods:
Tuesday, 01 November 2011
To celebrate World Sight Day on 13th October 2011, a picture competition was held by Standard Chartered Bank in conjunction with the Infant and Junior School (IJS). The objective of the picture competition was to raise awareness of visual impairment and avoidable blindness and every child that took part had to draw a picture explaining what sight they would miss most if they lost their vision. We received a great response with pictures in various styles. The standard was very high and it was difficult for the bank staff to pick the winning and highly commended entries. Prizes and certificates were presented at the IJS on 17th October 2011 by the Bank CEO Binoy Karia.
Monday, 31 October 2011
ISLANDER James Marsh works for the Falkland Islands Government Office in London and lives in Essex with his wife Amy and three dogs. Much of James' day is taken up with a rather tedious commute to and from London giving him plenty of time to think up interesting musings for Penguin News website visitors
Amy and I almost found ourselves in a situation where we could announce a new member of our household yesterday. Stop hyperventilating mum, Amy is not pregnant and if she were this would probably not be the way I'd announce it...that's what Facebook is for.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
SUMMER is just around the corner and if you are anything like me you can't wait to get outside. A lot of you are probably already outside in the garden preparing your vegetable patches; did you know gardening burns about 324 calories an hour? That's 10% of the way towards losing 1 lb of body weight.
The tricky part about nice weather is figuring out what to do in it...but before pulling out the lawn chair and cracking open a cold cider why not hit the trails, take to the open road, pound the pavement! Many people contemplate taking up running but most find it intimidating and feel as though they need a certain level of fitness before they can fathom running; this is not true, but as is with all things, moderation is key.
So how does one go about starting a running regime?