Atishoo UK! Sniffly Britons are world’s worst flu-spreaders due to poor hygiene

Britons are so cavalier about spreading infection the country could be wide open to an epidemic, say expertsMany people in the UK fail to follow simple rules like washing their hands or sneezing into a tissue By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 23:16 GMT, 4 October 2012 | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 4 October 2012 Britons take fewer basic hygiene precautions against catching the flu than people in America, Mexico, Japan and Argentina, say doctors.In fact, they are so cavalier about spreading or getting Read more [...]

FIFA rankings: Argentina climb to 4th position

Argentina climbed three positions in the FIFA rankings after a joyful September in which Alejandro Sabella's boys beat Paraguay 3-1 at home and held Peru 1-1 in their visit to Lima in last World Cup qualifiers. Previously they had thrashed Germany 3-1 in a friendly in Frankfurt.  Colombia leapt into the top 10 for the first time in a 10 years, while Brazil dropped to a record low despite winning three games in the last month. Colombia, under Argentina's 2006 World Cup coach José Pekerman and spearheaded Read more [...]

Spain tops FIFA rankings as Argentina, Colombia enter top 10

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Spain still heads the FIFA world rankings as South American teams surged in the top 10 after playing 2014 World Cup qualifiers last month. The World Cup winner leads a European 1-2-3 from Germany and Portugal, which climbs one place. Argentina rises three places to No. 4 and Colombia is No. 9, leaping 13 spots following wins against Uruguay and Chile. England falls two to No. 5 and the Netherlands rises two to No. 6. Italy and Uruguay are next, both falling two places. Greece Read more [...]

Moody’s Says It May Cut Argentina’s Debt Rating, Clarin Says

Moody’s Investors Service may cut Argentina’s debt rating because of the government’s unpredictable policies, newspaper Clarin reported, citing Moody’s analyst Gabriel Torres. Argentina’s B3 rating, six levels below investment grade, may be cut further to a level similar to Cuba’s, the Buenos Aires-based newspaper said, citing Torres. The company has a negative outlook on Argentina because of its accelerating inflation, foreign exchange restrictions, the government’s use of pension Read more [...]

Foreign influx in A-League hurts national teams, says Central Coast Mariners …

Graham Arnold ... 'We're not helping our national teams.' Source: News Limited The injection of foreign talent into the A-League has created plenty of buzz but Central Coast Mariners coach Graham Arnold says Australia's national teams are suffering because of it. While the arrivals of stars like Alessandro Del Piero, Emile Heskey and Shinji Ono have generated unprecedented Read more [...]

TNR Gold Corp. Appoints Greg Johnson To The Board

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TNR Gold Corp. (the "Company" or "TNR") (TSXV: TNR) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Greg Johnson to its Board of Directors. Mr. Johnson has over 25 years of international mining industry experience in corporate finance, project development, and exploration. Mr. Johnson has acted as a director of several Canadian listed development stage resource companies with assets in North America, South America and Africa. Previous roles Read more [...]

Wallabies arrive in Argentina

Berrick Barnes THE Wallabies have arrived in Argentina and left the pain of defeat against the Springboks behind in South Africa. But Berrick Barnes will have to grin and bare the agony in the Republic for a while longer. While his teammates headed to Rosario for the final game of the inaugural Rugby Championship, the fullback remained behind in Johannesburg after suffering a punctured lung in the 31-8 loss. He will stay there for another week before heading for home like his teammate, Read more [...]

Rexona Plays of the Week 7

Sponsored content by Rexona Each week, our Fairfax sports journalists will select their top 3 Plays of the week - where sports men and women demonstrate a No Quit attitude to their given sport. Join us each week and let us know your thoughts. Do you agree with this week's top 3? ONE: All BlacksPlaying against The Pumas in Argentina was supposed to be one of the toughest tasks in rugby. But the All Blacks made a mockery of that theory on Friday Read more [...]

Argentina seeks to displace grinding ball imports

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