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2010-12-01 14:13:00

MANCHESTER, England, December 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- England are now the clear favourites to land the 2018 World Cup after a sustained gamble. Throughout Wednesday England gained support from punters after positive reports from Zurich. England's bid has been backed in from 11/4 to EVENS. Betfred boss Fred Done: "England should be the favourites for the 2018 World Cup. We have the best stadiums, great training facilities, excellent marketing and media, but most...

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2009-02-12 15:14:14

The indigenous Samis in Sweden's far north, once known for rounding up their reindeer on skis, have apparently traded in their skis for snowmobiles. "Everything progresses in this world. We have to hang on and follow the development," Jaavna Allas, a 30-year-old Sami reindeer herder, told AFP. "It wouldn't be possible to herd reindeer today on skis. The grazing areas are so few and far between." They have used modern techniques of rounding up reindeer for decades now, but recently have faced...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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