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WORLD HAPPINESS DAY

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March 20th 2017

Today the world celebrates World Happiness Day, and the UN has revealed the list of Happiest countries.

Norway has topped all other nations as the happiest place on earth to live, and the Norwegians certainly have something to smile about.   

Renowned for its good public services and political stability, Norway has risen in the ranks to surpass Denmark and claim first place in this year's World Happiness Report.

The World Happiness Report 2017 ranked countries on seven main factors which support happiness such as caring, freedom, generosity, good governance, honesty, health and income.

Norway rose to the top of the rankings despite declines in oil prices, demonstrating what countries do with their money is what really matters, and not just focussing on the increase in finances.

Denmark dropped to second place this year, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada.

And where did Trinidad & Tobago rank in this year’s report? 

 

Well, it seems Trinidad & Tobago is still the happiest country in the Caribbean.

 

According to the report, TNT ranked number ranked number 38 overall in a list of 155 countries beating most other Caribbean nations.

 

The UN has credited the Prime Minister of Bhutan for shining a light on happiness by being the first to propose a World Happiness Day to the United Nations in 2011 and launched an international focus on happiness.

 

Since 2012, many governments and governmental organizations have made well-being or happiness a priority.

 

And, here are Isaac 98.1fm we are also celebrating World Happiness Day, with features highlighting your views and what you, are going to do to make someone happy today!



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In Technology

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MOONFRUIT TAKES WEBSITES OFFLINE AFTER CYBER-ATTACK THREAT

Thousands of business and personal websites have been taken offline by web host Moonfruit, after it was threatened with a cyber-attack.

The Moonfruit service lets customers easily build templated websites.

But the company said it had been threatened with a cyber-attack and had decided to make its customers' websites unavailable for "up to 12 hours" to make infrastructure changes.

One business owner told the BBC it was "very bad timing".

On Thursday, 10 December, the company said it had been hit by a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.

Attackers bombarded the company's computers to overwhelm them with traffic, so they could not serve its legitimate users.

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In Science

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TIM PEAKE: ASTRONAUT'S SIGHTS SET ON 'FANTASTIC' VIEW OF EARTH

UK astronaut Tim Peake says the thing he is looking forward to most on his spaceflight is the view of Earth.

Mr Peake was speaking to journalists on the eve of his landmark flight into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

He said of seeing our planet from orbit: "I don't think anything can really prepare you for that moment."

On Tuesday, he will head off on his six-month mission on board the International Space Station.

He is set to launch aboard a Russian rocket with fellow crew members Tim Kopra and Yuri Malenchenko.

Mr Peake's first glimpse of the curvature of our planet will be from his seat in the Soyuz crew capsule after it is injected into orbit.

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In Health

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AUSTRALIA PULLS NUROFEN PRODUCTS OVER 'MISLEADING CLAIMS'

An Australian court has ordered products in the Nurofen pain relief range off the shelves, saying the UK-based manufacturer misled consumers.

The court said products marketed to treat specific pains, such as migraines, were identical to one another.

Research also found the products were sold for almost double the price of Nurofen's standard product.

Manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser said the case related only to Australia.

It said the ruling would not be applicable in other countries, including the UK.

Reckitt Benckiser said it would comply with the Australian court order and that it "did not set out to mislead consumers".

The products affected by the order include Nurofen Back Pain, Nurofen Period Pain, Nurofen Migraine Pain and Nurofen Tension Headache.

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Health Science Technology News Headlines

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Health Science Technology News Headlines 2015 December 14

IN HEALTH,

AUSTRALIA PULLS NUROFEN PRODUCTS OVER 'MISLEADING CLAIMS'

 

IN SCIENCE,

TIM PEAKE: ASTRONAUT'S SIGHTS SET ON 'FANTASTIC' VIEW OF EARTH

 

IN TECHNOLOGY,

MOONFRUIT TAKES WEBSITES OFFLINE AFTER CYBER-ATTACK THREAT