Thursday, May 26

Why it matters. The “DuoDay”, a day to promote the employment of disabled people

Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to visit a factory in Chartres and a Parisian restaurant on Thursday to discuss the employment of disabled people, accompanied by a young jobseeker with autism, whom he will welcome as part of the "DuoDay" operation bringing together disabled people and able-bodied workers for one day.The head of government and his "duo" - Kevin, 25, who is looking for a job as an accountant - must first visit the Guerlain factory in Chartres, which employs several disabled workers. They must then return to Paris where they will have lunch at the restaurant "la Cour du Faubourg", managed by a work assistance establishment (Esat), which employs disabled people in a protected environment. Eight ministers, each accompanied by their own "Duo", must also participate in thi...

State of emergency and army deployed after flooding in western Canada

The Canadian province of British Columbia declared a state of emergency on Wednesday after flooding that affected several cities and led to the evacuation of thousands of people, the government of Canada announcing the sending of the army in reinforcements . British Columbia Premier John Horgan has signaled the onset of a state of emergency after torrential rains on Sunday and Monday caused landslides and flooding, killing at least one person. Four people are also missing in landslides, police said during the press briefing. “Unfortunately, we expect to confirm even more deaths in the coming days,” said Horgan. After this summer's deadly heatwave in the region, Mr Horgan warned that "these events are increasing in regularity due to the effects of man-made climate change." The state of eme...

Norwegian oil production towards “all time high”

In a few years, Norway will be able to produce more oil and gas than ever before. The oil tax package has given an investment boom, according to the economist.The Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea is a giant money machine. Only half of the resources in the field are still pumped up, and the platform is expected to produce for over 50 more years.view more Carina Johansen / NTBPublished: Published: Less than 50 minutes agoThe development of the petroleum sector is now taking place at a record pace, according to figures obtained by NTB. Today, oil and gas are extracted from about 90 fields on the Norwegian shelf. In a few years, the number could be over 130. - We are seeing an investment boom, says professor of economics Diderik Lund to NTB.According to him, this is partly due to the ...

5 to 7 million people sought food aid in 2020, according to Secours Catholique report

Food aid distribution by Secours Catholique on April 3, 2020 in Toulouse Lionel BONAVENTURE "Between 5 and 7 million people" had recourse to food aid in 2020, alerts the Secours Catholique in its annual report on the state of poverty in France published on Thursday, based on data from the General Directorate of social cohesion (DGCS). The median standard of living of people assisted by Secours Catholique this year stands at 537 euros, or six euros less compared to last year, a figure that remains below the poverty line set in 2018 at 1,063 euros. . After the need to listen, food aid is the first request expressed by households supported by Secours Catholique. "It is a humiliation that our country inflicts on nearly 10% of its population," said Véronique Devise, president of the associati...

Society. Chicken cannon, piled up corpses: an L214 investigation denounces the LDC group’s breeding conditions

A farm without daylight, a complex strewn with corpses in the middle of live chickens, a rendering tank filled with worms and a "chicken cannon" ... With dozens of photos and videos, the L214 association unveils on Wednesday the outcome of its investigation on the breeding site of Saint-Saturnin-du-Limet, in Mayenne, where more than two million chickens are reared each year in eight buildings. The site belongs to the agri-food group LDC, which notably owns the Le Gaulois or Maître Coq brands."When you see the pubs of Le Gaulois, with dancing chickens, green meadows, people happy to eat chicken, and when you compare with the reality of breeding, it's still quite shocking, lashes out Léo Le Ster, survey referent for L214. These chickens are animals that live on their own litter all their...

Christmas 2021: 5 books to delight sports fans

From basketball to football and tennis, here is a selection of books to slip under the tree for sports fans. «Road Trip NBA», de Rémi Reverchon ©Amphora Through “NBA Road Trip” (Amphora ed.), Journalist Rémi Reverchon offers to (re) discover the United States and its different cultures through the prism of basketball. The book by the journalist from BeIN Sports, which is aimed at both orange ball aficionados and simply curious about basketball, takes us to visit the 28 American cities that are home to the 30 NBA franchises, with a Canadian stopover, in Toronto. A pleasant walk where quality guides accompany us. Each stop in a city that participates in the best world championship is a good excuse to discover its specificities, its history or its culinary pleasures. For about 250 pa...

School bullying: Macron announces new measures

President Macron on November 17, 2021 in Paris Ludovic MARIN Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday new measures to fight bullying at school, including strengthening parental controls on screens used by children and a new application to help victims denounce the facts. On the occasion of the day of mobilization Thursday, the Head of State notes in a video posted on the social networks of the Elysée Palace that, despite the initiatives taken, "harassment still rages at school, on the networks social, without leaving any moment of respite to those who are victims ". "This is why we are going to continue to mobilize ourselves, in particular because the bullied pupils are often isolated and are afraid. We must make it easier for them to report what they are victims of," he adds. Bullying affe...

Bobigny: metro line 5 targeted by cobblestone jets

Metro line 5 targeted. On the overhead section of the line, between the Bobigny-Pablo Picasso and Bobigny-Pantin Raymond Queneau stations, cobblestones were laid several times between Sunday and Tuesday. The events always took place at the same time, between 6.15 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The Bobigny public prosecutor's office has announced the opening of an investigation. On Wednesday evening, four people were arrested near the Bobigny-Pantin Raymond Queneau station and placed in police custody. These projectile jets cause glass breakage and disturbances on line 5. The. damage is estimated at more than 20,000 euros. Reference-www.cnews.fr

Society. In Germany, a region encourages people over 65 to let go of the wheel

In Stuttgart, capital of the Land, the language of wood is not put in the government: "In 2020, a third of the fatal accidents involved people over 65 years and in 68.7% the total responsibility fell to them", explains the the Greens / CDU (conservative) coalition in power in this region of southwestern Germany and whose government contract aims for "zero deaths" on the roads.To achieve this, the Land therefore has no qualms about considering seniors as dangerous at the wheel and suggesting an alternative to them. Those over 65 will be able to exchange their driving license for a free one-year public transport subscription. Of the 21 state-owned companies and transport companies ... Reference-www.leprogres.fr

Caledonia / referendum: the separatists accuse the State of “coming out of its neutrality”

The FLNKS flag on October 1, 2020 in NouméaTheo Rouby The separatists of New Caledonia criticized Thursday the State for "going out of its neutrality" in the organization of the referendum of December 12 on independence, in which they decided not to participate, claiming however to want to continue the fight " peacefully". Gathered in a strategic independentist committee of non-participation, the FLNKS and five nationalist movements accused the state "of coming to the aid of the local right" to counter their progress during the two previous referendums in 2018 and 2020, of 43 , 3% to 46.7% of the vote. "The State is obviously not able to reconcile its obligation to decolonize New Caledonia with the maintenance of its strategic interests in the Pacific", they declared in a press release. T...