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Rock Island volleyball sweeps Galesburg to advance to regional final

Dispatch Argus 27 Oct 2021
Rock Island volleyball is one win away from its first regional title since 2013 ... Close or not, Rock Island achieved what it hadn’t done in years. “I’m excited to get the first game out of here,” Rock Island Morgan Gray said ... When Galesburg took a 9-8 lead, Rock Island was forced to call timeout ... Rock Island will return to the court at 6 p.m.

Scottish seaweed-eating sheep offer hopes of greener farming

Straits Times 27 Oct 2021
The island's crofters - people who live and work on so-called croft agricultural land - wanted to use every available space to grow crops and as pasture for cows ... Sheep graze on a beach in North Ronaldsay, an island in Scotland's Orkneys, on Sept 7, 2021.

Questions Surround UN Agency’s Role in Bengal ‘Prison-Island’ for Rohingya Refugees

The Wire Network 27 Oct 2021
The United Nations refugee agency is set to begin aid operations in support of ethnic Rohingyas on a remote Bangladeshi island where more than 20,000 Rohingya refugees have been relocated by the Bangladesh government ... Some Rohingya from the island said they welcome the U.N ... Rights groups have often called Bhasan Char a “prison-island” for refugees.

China's Global Times editorial says US is opening 'new offensive' on Taiwan

Straits Times 27 Oct 2021
Mr Blinken's comments come after President Joe Biden said last week the US was committed to defending Taiwan from a Chinese attack, in some of his strongest comments yet as the administration faces calls to clarify its stance on the democratically ruled island ... island by force.

Orkney's seaweed-eating sheep offer hopes of greener farming

Urdu Point 27 Oct 2021
North Ronaldsay (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Oct, 2021 ) , RoyaumeUni, Oct 27 (AFP/APP).On a tiny island ... The island's crofters -- people who live and work on so-called croft agricultural land -- wanted to use every available space to grow crops and as pasture for cows.

Missing containers believed to be off north Island in Cape Scott area

Castanet 27 Oct 2021
26, 2021, lost containers when it listed in bad weather in international waters off the west coast of the Island on Oct ... Containers that fell from the bulk carrier Zim Kingston could be in the Cape Scott area at the north end of Vancouver Island, the coast guard says.

US has few good options if China seizes islands close to Taiwan, war game concludes

CNN 27 Oct 2021
Instead, the report stressed the need for a multilateral approach, suggesting the US, Taiwan, Japan and others work to deter China from seizing the island in the first place ... On Tuesday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken called for Taiwan's "meaningful participation" in the United Nations, hailing the island as a "democratic success story."

Water Issues, Boil Order Persist In Dixmoor As Blame Game Erupts With Water Supplier City ...

CBS Sports 27 Oct 2021
But the back and forth continues – with Harvey city officials speaking out Tuesday and calling the issue in Dixmoor unrelated to their water system ... He showed us a temporary fix Sunday – water rigged and rerouted from neighboring Blue Island ... e) Creation of a permanent of emergency interconnection with Blue Island.

Call for Scotland Island ’social hub’ to be alcohol free

The Daily Telegraph Australia 27 Oct 2021
A mum has called for alcohol to be banned at a public reserve at Church Point where Scotland Island residents and onshore friends like to meet for afternoon drinks ....

Taiwan Has "No Right To Join The United Nations": China

NDTV 27 Oct 2021
China insisted Wednesday that Taiwan had no right to join the United Nations, after the United States ratcheted up tensions with a call for the democratic island to have greater involvement in the... .

Fiji to highlight Climate Change impact on oceans

FBC News 27 Oct 2021
Fiji will be highlighting the nexus between oceans and climate change at COP26, and its impact on vulnerable coastal communities ... Fiji will be echoing the calls of many Small Island Developing States as a third of them will not be attending COP26 due to travel restrictions ... ....

DUP silent on threat to collapse Stormont as its deadline looms

Belfast Telegraph 27 Oct 2021
... as extending the time period within which a snap election must be called if devolution collapses again ... Speaking at the Irish Congress of Trade Unions conference in Belfast, she called for jobs and livelihoods to be “safeguarded” and the all-island economy to be “strengthened”.

Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Afghanistan reckoning shows no signs ...

The Hill 27 Oct 2021
Kahl further said that the Pentagon has “some very specific ideas” on what the administration is calling “over-the-horizon” counterterrorism capabilities, keeping an eye on terrorist threats in Afghanistan from outside the country, but said such ideas had to be discussed in the closed session.

Pandora Papers Part 15: For yacht, overseas real estate, UPL’s Shroff brothers go offshore

Indian Express 27 Oct 2021
The records show that Vikram Shroff, a British citizen, had in June 2011, set up a company called Spider Investments Ltd in the Cayman Island, to hold a Euro 3.65 million motor yacht named Robusto for personal use and chartering ... Further, the income tax department has issued notices to the company calling for certain preliminary information.