Thursday, December 9

Covid-19: The Caribbean islands where the vaccination rate is the highest – Faxinfo

Nearly 6 million doses of covid-19 vaccine were administered in the Caribbean and some Central American countries that are members of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (Carpha) in early December. The territories where the population is the most vaccinated are the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Aruba with 84%, 76% and 73% respectively of the inhabitants who present a complete vaccination schedule. In Anguilla, six out of ten people have fully received their doses. Almost as much in Antigua (57% of the inhabitants present a complete vaccination schedule). In Belize, Barbados and St Kitts Nevis and Trinidad, almost half the population has received two doses of the vaccine; in the Bahamas and Dominica between 35 and 37%. In Grenada and Montserrat, nearly three in ten people are fully vaccin...

With the climate emergency, the challenge of planting trees in England

Concentrated, heads down, three employees of Moor Trees, a nursery in the southwest of England, shell pods of red seeds and toss them one by one into a large bucket. First potted, those which will have germinated will be transplanted into the ground after two years. With the climate emergency, planting trees is fashionable and sometimes seen as a miraculous solution by states or companies to capture CO2 or improve their carbon footprint. Rightly or wrongly, because it remains a long, complicated process which must not obscure the necessary cut in polluting emissions. “A few years ago we were growing 6,000 trees a year, now it's 15,000 and we want to grow to 25,000,” says Adam Owen, director of Moor Trees. "For three years, I haven't had to ask a single person to find out if we could plan...

Christmas 2021: 4 digital storytellers to introduce children to reading

As the audio book market explodes, accompanying the podcast boom, solutions also exist for children. The storytellers accompany them to take their first step towards reading. Here are the models we recommend. Bookinou © Bookinou Aimed at children aged between 2 and 7 years old, the Bookinou e-reader is a good way to introduce little ones to reading. This first of all invites adults (parents, grandparents, etc.) to read a children's book of their choice aloud by registering on a dedicated mobile application. When the child starts to open the book, he will scan it with a small sticker that corresponds to the audio file of the recording. The storyteller Bookinou will then tell the story and invite the child to follow it also on the book. Each eReader can store up to 100 audiobooks. ...

The territory of Saint-Martin now has a Local Mission – Faxinfo

The Collectivity of Saint-Martin set up its Local Mission on Tuesday, December 7. The first General Assembly of the Local Mission of Saint-Martin was held in the presence of the Prefect Serge Gouteyron, President Daniel Gibbs, Senator Annick Petrus (by video), Vice-President Sofia Carti-Codrington, President CCISM Angèle Dormoy, Territorial Councilors Annette Philips and Maud Ascent-Gibs, partners of the system and administrative staff of the Collectivity and the prefecture. Over the next few weeks, the local Mission will install the devices relating to its missions in the service of the professional integration of young Saint-Martin residents. These devices will then be presented to the public. The next step will consist in recruiting an administrative team, which once installed, wil...

Marlène Schiappa: “There is an urgent need to defend secularism”

Marlène Schiappa, Minister Delegate to the Ministry of the Interior, responsible for citizenship, was invited to the CNEWS Matinal. In particular, she returned at length to an Ifop study on secularism in schools, reporting numerous separatist practices in high schools. The minister considered that "what is interesting in this poll is to recall the need for religious neutrality". To illustrate her point, Marlène Schiappa took the example of “the philosopher Catherine Kintzler, who says that 'school is the space of republican breathing', that is to say the space where we are. preserved from religious manifestations ”. However, for Marlène Schiappa, the situation is not trivial: “I believe that there is an urgent need to save secularism (…). Attacks on secularism have never been so numerou...

The Paris Bourse opens with a small increase of 0.30%

The control room of Euronext, the company which manages the Paris Stock Exchange, at La Défense, November 21, 2019 ERIC PIERMONT The Paris Bourse rose Thursday morning (+ 0.38%), reinforced by the fall in fears related to the Omicron variant while mainly awaiting the US inflation figures on Friday, the high point of the week. At 9:35, the CAC 40 index advanced by 26.67 points or 0.38% to 7,041.24 points the day after a decline of 0.72% following two sessions of strong increase. At this stage, the index is showing an increase of 3.96% since the start of the week. "The epidemic is back in the background, at least in the short term", according to Tangi Le Liboux, analyst at Aurel BGC. And this, even if several countries have taken new measures of health restrictions, including the United Ki...

“No, I will not participate in a primary of the left”, answers Jadot to Hidalgo

Yannick Jadot during a visit to Troyes, November 4, 2021 FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI "No, I will not participate in a primary of the left", replied Thursday the environmentalist candidate for the presidential election Yannick Jadot to his socialist competitor Anne Hidalgo who proposed it the day before, "a trick of the pass" according to him. At the mayor of Paris, credited with between 3 and 7% of the voting intentions in the polls, "there is the will to break the deadlock with a surprise idea", Yannick Jadot mocked on Europe 1. Given to him - even in a range of 6 to 9% of the voting intentions, he underlined having "already made a primary" in September. "When the ecologists withdrew their candidacy in 2017 (himself for the benefit of Benoît Hamon, Editor's note), they did not try to find a slei...

Presidential: first major debate for candidate Zemmour against Bruno Le Maire

After his electoral rally peppered with violence, Éric Zemmour bowed to the exercise of his first major political program since the announcement of his candidacy Thursday evening on France 2 (9:05 p.m.), with a duel against the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Mayor. On Tuesday, the far-right candidate for the Elysee Palace explained that he had canceled a trip to the Lyon region in part to prepare for this media meeting. "I have an important show Thursday night, I have to work. Me, you know, I prepare things, I'm a hard worker," he said on BFMTV. The main attraction of this "Elysée 2022" program is the debate against Bruno Le Maire. "Several ministers were candidates" to debate with Eric Zemmour, indicates a framework of the majority. "The Mayor is a good choice because he has a capaci...