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Ukraine troops enter eastern town

Ukrainian troops entering Kramatorsk have been blocked by pro-Russia civilians, as tension escalates across the region.

Ukrainian soldiers drive an airborne combat vehicle near Kramatorsk 

Armoured vehicles were seen flying Ukrainian flags in Kramatorsk      Villagers have been filmed trying to stop Ukrainian military vehicles from heading towards Kramatorsk airfield

Ukrainian troops have entered the eastern town of Kramatorsk a day after an operation began to recapture areas seized by anti-government separatists. However, they were blocked by civilians and it is unclear whether they have any control of the town. In the regional capital, Donetsk , pro-Russian gunmen took control of the mayor's office. Ukraine 's interim Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has warned Russia wants to build a new "Berlin Wall". In a televised address he demanded that Russia "stop supporting terrorists in Ukraine ". Ukrainian forces recaptured an airfield outside Kramatorsk on Tuesday and armoured vehicles were seen in the centre of the town early on Wednesday. Video later emerged of armoured personnel carriers, flying Russian flags, which were said to be travelling in the Kramatorsk-Sloviansk area. In Donetsk , where activists have been occupying the regional government building since 6 April, gunmen met no resistance as they entered the mayor's office. They told an AFP correspondent their only demand was for the region to stage a referendum on turning Ukraine into a federation with broader local rights.  Military convoy blockedWatch   'Tension in Donetsk'Watch   Civilians confront militaryWatch NEW   Jet in the sky over Ukraine airbaseWatch

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North Korean officials visit salon over Kim Jong-un 'bad hair' advert

North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.

  Poster of Kim Jong-un in the salon

The poster has become a tourist attraction, the salon claimed

Hair salon visited over N Korea ad   North Korean officials paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts. The poster in M&M Hair Academy in South Ealing featured the words "Bad Hair Day?" below the leader's picture. Barber Karim Nabbach said embassy officials were shown the door and the salon's manager spoke to the police. The Met Police said: "We have spoken to all parties involved and no offence has been disclosed." The salon put up the poster on 9 April and the next day two men claiming to be officials from the North Korean embassy visited the salon and demanded to meet the manager, Mo Nabbach.

Hundreds missing as S Korea ferry sinks

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea , officials say.

South Korea Coast Guard members search near a South Korean ferry after it capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon on 16 April 2014

Almost 300 people remain unaccounted for after a ferry carrying 459 people capsized and sank off South Korea . The ferry, carrying mainly school students, was travelling from the port of Incheon , in the north-west, to the southern resort island of Jeju . A major rescue effort is under way, involving dozens of ships and helicopters. Those brought to safety were taken to a nearby island. Three people are now said to have died and at least 13 others have been hurt. South Korean officials had earlier said that 368 people had been plucked to safety, but later said there had been a counting error. They have now revised down the number rescued to 164. Images showed the ferry listing at a severe angle and then later almost completely submerged, with only a small part of its hull visible. It sank within two hours of sending a distress signal, reports said. Cause unclear Several coast guard, military and commercial vessels were involved in the rescue effort, which unfolded rapidly on Wednesday morning. South Korea ferry disasterLive   'I wanted to live'   In pictures: S Korea ferry sinks   'Terrifying situation' on ferryWatch  Survivor tells of moment ferry sankWatch NEW   South Korea profile

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TTP announces not to extend ceasefire (Ceasefire decision not to impact dialogue process: Ibrahim)

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD: The Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has refused to extend the ceasefire agreement with the government. In a statement TTP spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid said the government did not give a satisfactory response to the Taliban’s 40-day ceasefire, adding 50 of their detained members were killed during this time period. “The agreed truce had expired on April 10. We held fire for six more days from April 11 to 16, but we cannot stick to it any longer”, he noted. TTP spokesman said the decision to not extend the ceasefire was taken by the Taliban shura. He said if the government takes any serious step, the TTP will respond. The Taliban had earlier declared a month-long ceasefire on March 1, 2014 , and later extended it for ten more days. The extended ceasefire expired on April 10, 2014 . Meanwhile, Taliban Committee member Professor Ibrahim said the decision to not extend the ceasefire would not impact the dialogue process. “We will continue our efforts in trying to extend the ceasefire.” Professor Ibrahim said reservations of the TTP had been communicated to the government. Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam JUI-S chief Mualana Samiul Haq said he hoped that Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would extend ceasefire with the government. He said that Taliban did not fire a single bullet after the announcement of ceasefire. He expressed the hope that TTP would extend ceasefire with the government. The JUI-S chief said that differences among rival Taliban factions would not affect the peace process however their differences have ended. Earlier, the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has refused to extend the ceasefire. In a statement TTP spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid said the government did not give a satisfactory response to the Taliban’s 40-day ceasefire and 50 of their detained members were killed during this time period. The TTP spokesman said the decision to not extend the ceasefire was taken by the Taliban shura. Shahidullah Shahid added if the government takes any serious step, the TTP will respond. The TTP had declared a month-long ceasefire on March 1, 2014 during the dialogue process with the government. Later the ceasefire was extended for ten days which expired on April 10, 2014 . Read more reports

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Hey USA you got coned, here's why!

What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan ?

After 9/11, U.S. pursued "the wrong enemy." (AP)

The president George W. Bush, shaking hands with Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf,

 On the Radar - What if the United States has been waging the wrong war against the wrong enemy for the last 13 years in Afghanistan ? Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Carlotta Gall, who spent more than a decade covering Afghanistan since 2001, concludes just that in her new book, “The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan, 2001-2014.” Gall told “On the Radar” that Pakistan – not Afghanistan – has been the United States ’ real enemy. “Instead of fighting a very grim and tough war which was very high in casualties on Afghans, as well as NATO and American soldiers, the problem wasn't in the Afghan villages,” Gall said. “The source of the problem, the radicalization, the sponsoring of the insurgency, was all happening in Pakistan .” Gall said she first had the realization that Pakistan was fueling the insurgency in Afghanistan “very soon” after the Sept. 11 attacks. “I went to Quetta and found Taliban resting up there and regrouping,” she said. “They had assistance, some of them talked about being forced and threatened and told to go in and fight the Americans … and when you're there, on the ground, seeing every bombing, the suicide bombing had started, the insurgency that grew, and you investigate where it's coming from, it kept leading back to Pakistan.” Gall said that Pakistan ’s leaders, and especially former President Pervez Musharraf, were “very clever” and tricked the United States into believing that Pakistan was an ally. “I think the politicians, not all of them, but the diplomats … it took ages for them to understand that actually the persuasion wasn't working; the engagement wasn't bringing them on board; they were actually double dealing,” she said. “And now diplomats will tell you very plainly, ‘Yes, Musharraf was double dealing.’” Perhaps the biggest betrayal of all in the U.S.-Pakistani relationship, and one that came as no surprise to Gall, was the fact that bin Laden found shelter in Abbottabad , Pakistan , for six years before he was killed in a Navy SEAL raid in 2011. And, according to Gall , Pakistan ’s government was orchestrating his protection. “ Pakistan did know,” Gall said, speaking about bin Laden’s location. “They were hiding him, they were handling him. Someone on the inside told me this. They had a special desk that knew where bin Laden was. “Not only that, but put him there, protected him, oversaw him, handled him in the terms of the secret intelligence services,” she added. “And it's all deniable, but I’m told the top bosses knew.” Despite the awareness of Pakistan ’s “double dealing” today, Gall said that relations with Pakistan are no better now than in the past. “Our relations with Pakistan have gone back to the same thing, and the thing that concerns me is that Zawahiri is still out there, in Pakistan , I believe,” she said. “He is also probably being hidden the same way and protected.” For more of the interview with Gall, including her concerns for the future of Afghanistan as foreign military assistance is withdrawn, check out this episode of “On the Radar.” ABC News’ Tom Thornton, Alexandra Dukakis, Chris Carlson, and Vicki Vennell contributed to this episode. www.abcnews.com

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped in Kabul

Ahmad Shah Wahid

KABUL : A senior Afghan government official was kidnapped along with his driver on his way to work in Kabul on Tuesday, an interior ministry official said. Ahmad Shah Waheed, deputy minister for public works, was taken by gunmen at around 7:00 am from the Khairkhana neighbourhood of the capital, said the official who declined to be named. He did not elaborate, saying more information could harm efforts to recover the men. Hashmatullah Stanikzai, Kabul police spokesman, confirmed the incident, adding: “Afghan police forces have launched a search to secure his release.” The motive for the incident is not clear, but kidnapping of wealthy individuals for ransom is common in Afghanistan . Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for Taliban militants, told they had no knowledge of Waheed´s kidnapping. The abduction comes as officials count votes from the April 5 election to choose a successor to President Hamid Karzai. Read more reports

Afghan deputy minister kidnapped

Four armed men in a vehicle opened fire on the minister's car and abducted Mr Wahid while he was on his way to work, the interior ministry confirmed. His driver was injured in the attack. Officials say they are treating the incident as a criminal matter, rather than related to the Taliban insurgency. Correspondents say that kidnapping by criminal syndicates is not uncommon. The main threat has been to wealthy traders who have been kidnapped for ransom and are forced to travel with armed guards. Deputy ministers are usually provided with armed protection and it is not clear why Mr Wahid did not have his bodyguards with him. He is thought to be one of the highest-ranking government officials to be kidnapped in recent years. The incident took place in the Khair Khana district in north-west Kabul and a local mechanic described what he saw to the BBC's Bilal Sarwary.

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New Saints from Quebec?

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Hey did you hear? We have  two new Saints from Quebec, no, it's not  Lucien Bouchard or Jacques Parizeau nor  René Lévesque or Robert Bourassa and  definitely not Bernard Landry (above pictures are in order from left to right) but here check it out! Pope Francis elevates 2 Quebecers to sainthood Note: All are but a waste except for The Great Rene Levesque, he should have been sainted a long time ago by the Separatists as the real Quebecois who inspired equality for all. Later, more about these nationalists or separatists Quebecois political leaders.

The Montreal Tribune and its publishers are not responsible for all contents in this section. All Rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Conrad David Brillantes. All Questions or inquiries submitted are not edited...posted as they are received. Question: Why on earth the Separatist government of  the late Rene Levesque created the language law known as Bill 101? Answer: Actually, Robert Bourassa, Quebec Premier then started the controversial language law (Bill 22) which was duplicated and made it more complicated by government of Levesque. Note that Bill 101 was declared not valid by the Supreme Court of Canada but because of the veto option given to all provinces under the unfinished Canada constitution headed by Brian Mulroney, precipitated when Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of the day brought home the BNA (British North America Act - Canadian Constitution) to Canada, Quebec was able to maintain the law (Bill 101) .

What happens in a US debt default?

Bills, bills, bills: how does the US government pay its debt?

20 dollar bills and hand

By Kim Gittleson BBC business reporter, New York

What is a US debt default?  At its most basic level, a default is when a person or an entity cannot repay a debt on time. For instance, when a person can't make a payment on a mortgage or a car loan. When a country does this, it's known as a sovereign default. This is when the country cannot repay its debt, which typically takes the form of bonds. So if the US were to default, it would essentially stop paying the money it owed US Treasury bond holders. A quick refresher: the US government spends more money than it collects in taxes. So to make up the shortfall, it raises funds by asking investors to buy US Treasury bonds. Investors, such as the Chinese government and pension funds, do this because these bonds are seen as a safe place to invest money. What are the consequences of a US default? No one really knows exactly what would happen, but the likelihood is that markets around the world would plunge and global interest rates would rise. This is because if the US government could not repay the money it owed bondholders, the value of the bonds would decrease. And the yield - the return the government pays to an investor - would rise. This is because it would be perceived as a less safe investment. This would prompt interest rates around the world, which are often tied to those of US Treasuries, to spike. Furthermore, the impact on the US 's creditors could be dire. Japan , for instance, owns about $1.14 trillion of US debt - which is equivalent to 20% of its annual economic output. In the US , Goldman Sachs estimates that $175bn would immediately be withdrawn from the US economy and it could lead to a very deep recession. Top 5 foreign holders of US debt :   Mainland China $1,27 Trillion  *  Japan $1.4 Trillion  *   Caribbean banking centres: Bahamas , Bermuda , Cayman Islands and others $287 Billion  *  Oil exporters: Venezuela , Iran , Iraq , Kuwait , Oman , Qatar , Saudi Arabia and others $257 Billion  *  Brazil $256 Billion  *   SOURCE: US TREASURY     Will the Fed get back to normal?   How bad are US debt levels?   Q&A: What is the debt ceiling?    

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Question: Is there any chance for Quebec to become a republic? Answer:  Not in this century; the separatists have to work harder for the next one. 50% plus one says so. It’s now the poorest of all the provinces in Canada. More later....JFT

Coming later once article is complete -  On Economics and Politics, It won't get any better in Quebec By Conrad David Brillantes

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One Square Mile of Canada

Montreal is a French island in a predominantly English-speaking country

It's known as La Main - "The Main" - and it's the lifeblood of Montreal . For the past three centuries this sweeping avenue, Boulevard St Laurent, has shaped the character of a city in the heart of French-speaking Canada . La Main was once the symbolic dividing line between the city's French and English speaking communities, with the boulevard a soft buffer attracting and absorbing waves of new immigrants. Today, it celebrates a cosmopolitan city with its array of little villages, from the Quartier Chinois, or Chinese quarter, to Little Italy and Portugal , along with strong remnants of an historic Jewish quarter.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

 With Asian trade and support for the monarchy rising, what does Canadian identity mean now?

What the Indians are trying to say, The French came as visitors and now they want the country for themselves?”  So they say "over my dead body" before Quebec becomes a republic. After all, they already killed millions of us since they arrived here. This is not a provocation but just letting them know we are still around and Quebec Nation is not going to happen as long as there are still Indians around. Please send your comments to the editor... MP Maxime Bernier defends language-law quip - Quebecers don't need Bill 101, "Not by imposing [French] and by preventing people from making their own decisions in matters that concern their personal lives."   Quebec militia leader faces death-threat charges Patriotic Militia of Quebec's website   Que. militia worries separatists   Death threats target Quebec English rights group    Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal  Oops! Parti Quebecois are falling apart

How much farther can the Separatist push the envelope to preserve a language that's hard to economically maintain? Aren't we bankrupt yet? Send your comments to charles@montrealtribune.com

Got a second?

1. Integrity and reliability are the most important quality that a public employee especially that of a politician should maintain otherwise the institution gets corrupted. 2. Poor immigrants are the greatest investment a country like Canada should bring in for they are motivated by dreams that money immigrants already have. We brought (in) lots of those money immigrants in the 80s from Hong Kong and surrounding areas, most settled in BC, did they bring their money to Canada ? No, they fried us with our own oil and most of the locals moved to nearby towns where the cost of living is much lower than where those so called investors settled in. But, where are those people now? They are back where they came from with our passports. Would you want to know more and why? Conrad David Brillantes

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CANADIAN NATIONAL NEWS

Quebec landslide washes away cottages in Lac-des-Seize-Îles

Two cottages and four boathouses slid into a lake in one of two landslides in Quebec 's Laurentians region today.

  This landslide at Lac-des-Seizes-Îles wiped out two chalets and four boathouses. No one was injured.

Two cottages and four boathouses were washed into a lake in one of two landslides in  Quebec 's Laurentians region today. Quebec provincial police say they believe no one was injured, and emergency officials are at the site inspecting the damage. Police Const. Gino Paré said emergency officials were alerted at  12:20 p.m. ET  to the incident in Lac-des-Seize-Îles, about 100 kilometres northwest of Montreal . "Police and firefighters are on site to confirm that there was nobody in the houses," he said. "It appears that they're not being lived in." Rainfall warning  Environment Canada issued a rainfall warning for the Laurentians region Monday afternoon, calling for heavy rainfall at times. Water levels were already on the rise Monday due to melting snow from record-breaking high temperatures of more than 22 C. On Tuesday, more than 20 millimetres of rain fell on the region, washing away roads and causing flooding in many parts of southwestern Quebec Flood alert issued in Sherbrooke, Que., due to rising river

Quebec co-operatives bridge two solitudes

Canada ’s French-speaking co-operatives are reaching out to their counterparts in English Canada after operating separately for a century. The implosion of the Parti Québécois election campaign and the election of one of the most unabashedly federalist premiers in the province’s recent history were good news stories for Canadian federalists in April. Much less noticed was the creation, in the same month, of a new organization bringing together Canada ’s French-speaking co-operatives, overwhelmingly based in Quebec , and their counterparts in English Canada, many of who have their roots in western Canada . It’s significant not only because Canada ’s co-ops and mutual associations count 18 million members. It also marks a historic turning point for a co-operative movement where shared ideals were not always enough to overcome Canada ’s traditional two solitudes. Co-ops let Quebecers be 'Maîtres Chez Nous' Quebec ’s co-operative movement traces its history back to 1900, when Alphonse Desjardins opened the first Caisse Populaire. Today the credit union he founded is Quebec ’s largest financial institution. Co-ops soon spread into other sectors such as agriculture and forestry. Agropur and La Co-op Federée are two of the biggest farm co-ops in the world. From the beginning, the working language of Quebec ’s co-ops was French, while the dominant business language of the day in Quebec was English.

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  China's 7.4% growth beats forecast

China 's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than expected but down from 7.7% at the end of 2013. 115

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China 's economy expanded by 7.4% in the first quarter of the year, better than what many were expecting.

But it is a slowdown from 7.7% growth in the final quarter of last year. Other data released with the gross domestic product (GDP) figure showed industrial output rising 8.8% in March from one year ago. Retail sales for the month of March spiked by 12.2%, underscoring China 's efforts to boost economic growth via domestic consumption. Last year China set its growth target for 2014 at 7.5%, part of efforts to stabilise the economy after years of fast-paced expansion. China 's growth data is closely watched around the region. A slowdown could hurt Asian economies especially those which export commodities and industrial components to the world's second largest economy.  Why China is doing better   China's hard-hit steel industryWatch   China spends to boost the economy   Digging into China's growth plans   Will China shake the world again? Also read additional business reports:   Remittance fees 'hurt Africans' NEW  Communities in sub-Saharan Africa are being "hurt" by high fees charged by money transfer operators, charity Comic Relief says.  Barclays faces pressure over Somalia   Uganda to tax mobile money transfers   Tesco announces 6% fall in profit   UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.

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Why are Abba so popular?

The Swedish group burst onto the world stage 40 years ago this month – and are still one of the most successful bands of all time. Andrew Harrison asks why. (AP)

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When you’ve sold as many records as Abba have – and only The Beatles have sold more – specific figures become hazy. They disappear into a statistical stratosphere occupied by a tiny elite of global megastars. There are simply too many territories to report on, too many releases to keep track of, too many vast numbers to juggle.All one can say with any certainty is that the Swedish quartet have sold in excess of 380m albums and singles since they first came to prominence 40 years ago this month, winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest with a performance of Waterloo that still ranks as the high point of the much-maligned transcontinental cheese-fest. At their commercial zenith in the late ‘70s Abba were reputedly second only to Volvo in their contribution to Sweden ’s exports. Such was the demand for their music that their management had to arrange for royalties from the Soviet Union to be paid in oil commodity rights rather than the embargoed rouble.This was unprecedented popularity for an act from outside the English-speaking world, and as the recorded music business accustoms itself to the reduced circumstances of the digital age it seems unlikely that another artist will ever better it. Meanwhile, critically rehabilitated and driven on by the Mamma Mia! juke-box musical which has now played to over 54m people worldwide, the band’s records continue to sell. One day Abba may well have sold half a billion records. By Andrew Harrison

Just for Laughs honoured in London

Four productions from the theatrical division of Just for Laughs win awards at the prestigious Olivier Awards last night in England

Montréal, April  2014 -Just for Laughs Theatricals, the theatrical division of Just for Laughs, is proud and honoured to announce that its productions Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense, Ghosts, Merrily We Roll Along and Chimerica won awards at the prestigious Olivier Awards in London , the British equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards. The winners were announced yesterday during a gala evening at London 's Royal Opera House. Just for Laughs Theatricals won the following at the Olivier Awards yesterday in London :         Best Comedy for Jeeves and Wooster In Perfect Nonsense  Best Play Revival for Ghosts    Best Musical Revival for Merrily We Roll Along    Best Play for Chimerica  For more information about the Olivier Awards: http://www.olivierawards.com/nominations/list-of-winners/ 

Ottawa Little Theatre Welcomes New Director of Marketing

Former Jazz Fest Communications Manager begins work on OLT’s 102nd Season

Ottawa Little Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Evan Clark as the new Director of Marketing and Communications. Clark joins the OLT staff following a three-year term with the Ottawa Jazz Festival as their Manager of Media Relations and Marketing. Clark is an Arts Marketing professional who in addition to his work at the Jazz Festival also managed communications and marketing for the annual celebration of theatre for young people, the  Ottawa International Children’s Festival. He also moonlights as a publicist for several local bands through the digital record label Popdrone.ca. During his three-year tenure with the Ottawa Jazz Festival Clark helped the organization meet its demographic targets – the Festival experienced more than 150% growth in the 18-35 year old segment of its audience. Prior to working in the arts Clark spent four years as an award-winning newspaper journalist. He reported for the Telegraph-Journal in New Brunswick , The Daily Graphic and Central-Plains Herald Leader in Manitoba , and the Kitchissippi Times, locally. He holds a Bachelor of applied arts degree in Journalism from St. Thomas University .  Executive Director, Lynn McGuigan, says “We are delighted to welcome Evan to our management team. His experience with marketing, fundraising and social media along with his familiarity with local journalists makes him a great fit for Ottawa Little Theatre as we begin our second century of putting ‘a little theatre in everyone’s life.’”

Waiting for Sister Act in Montreal

At Just for Laughs, we are excitedly preparing for the summer presentation of Rock'n Nonne, the French version of the giant theatrical success, the musical comedy Sister Act. Staged by the great Denise Filiatrault, this classic, one of the focal points of the Just for Laughs Festival 2014, will unite an all-star cast including Normand Brathwaite, Marc Hervieux and France Castel. Rock'n Nonne will be presented at the Théâtre St-Denis 1 beginning June 17. Tickets on sale at hahaha.com   For an interview with Gilbert Rozon or Adam Blanshay, CEO of Just For Laughs Theatricals: Jean-David Pelletierm, Annexe Communications, jdpelletier@annexecommunications.com 514 222-1276

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Ottawa ( April  2014 ) – Join Counterpoint Players on May 2nd for the launch of the innovative new theatre series, TACTICS.  The lineup for the 2014/2015 TACTICS season will be announced at the post-show reception on opening night of Darrah Teitel’s award-winning play Corpus. Corpus is the pilot project for the series, which will be in residence at Arts Court Theatre . TACTICS’ collaborative model of theatre gives local independent artists a chance to showcase their work in an affordable venue, and brings quality stories to the Ottawa stage. TACTICS(Theatre Artists’ Co-operative: The Independent Collective Series) is a series of independent Ottawa theatre productions that will run from November 2014 to April 2015 at Arts Court Theatre .

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Richmond, VA, April 2014 - A cluster headache, dubbed 'killer' or 'suicide' because of its intensity, has been described as the most severe form of pain a human can endure – even worse than childbirth, according to some women. They are characterized by recurrent bouts of extremely painful, one-sided headache attacks of relatively short duration, normally lasting between 45 and 90 minutes and often occurring at night upon entering REM sleep. They are most often clustered over a period of several weeks, normally lasting about 6 – 12 weeks, although in 10% of the cases there is no break and people suffer chronically. Victims usually cannot remain still and pace or rock – even becoming violent and hurting themselves in an attempt to alleviate the excruciating pain. A common myth is that these headaches are very rare yet in actuality they affect the same number of people affected by M.S. This acceptance of being "very rare” is further exemplified through the practice of prescribing off-label remedies (migraine patient medications, blood pressure medications, bi-polar medications, anti-seizure medications) which often fail to end the pain. With so many people in our country suffering from this condition, it's hard to understand why there has never been a medication approved by the FDA specifically for treating cluster headaches! ClusterBusters, Inc. is an IRS-approved 501 (c) (3) non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to finding effective treatment of cluster headaches worldwide. Their Mission Statement reflects their ongoing efforts involving the research, education, support and advocacy related to cluster headaches. Robert A. Wold, president and founder, is also on the board of directors for The Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy, and is vice-chair of American Headache and Migraine Association (affiliated with ACHE and AHS). ClusterBusters' Medical Advisory Board includes some of the finest headache specialists and health professionals in the nation. Their input has been crucial in making the organization a leading and trusted voice within the patient, medical and governmental administration communities. ClusterBusters' also have professionals on their board who can deal directly with the many psychological issues these patients live with. They offer a patient-specific community which empowers individuals and inspires action.  ClusterBusters began in 1998 when a man started posting on an internet message board about his success in not only treating his cluster headache but also preventing his usual cluster cycles by using low dose indole-ring hallucinogenic compounds. It was early work and contributions from ClusterBusters led to the development and publication of the article: Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD by R. Andrew Sewell, MD, John H. Halpern, MD and Harrison G. Pope, Jr, MD. This paper was presented at the National Headache Foundation Research Summit in February 2006. Soon after, the medical research community started to pay attention to the success of these treatments, became involved in research, and started to listen to what the organization had to say. The non-hallucinogen 2-bromo-lysergic acid diethylamide as preventative treatment for cluster headache: An open, non-randomized case series, was published in the 2010 Journal Cephalalgia, thanks to the efforts of Doctors Matthias Kart, John H Halpern, Michael Bernateck and Torsten Passie, and sponsored in part by ClusterBusters – who continue to be actively involved in the development of BOL for the treatment of headaches. While ClusterBusters was organized to operate exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, they also help members find solutions to problems that exist as a result of these headaches. They encourage, participate in and fund research into finding a cure for, and the causes and treatments of, cluster headaches, and keep members informed about the research and provide resource materials to them. Education of the cluster headache community, medical community and general public is advanced through the organization's annual Cluster Headache Conference which is held in various locations throughout the
United States . The conference grows in attendance each year and is the largest annual gathering of cluster headache patients, bringing together the patient and medical communities, including highly respected headache specialists and researchers. With so little research being done on this condition in the past, even the National Hotline for Suicide Prevention had no information until ClusterBusters provided them with a phone call protocol in 2012! ClusterBusters' "Headache on the Hill” event took place recently in Washington . During this very successful visit to Capitol Hill, representatives met with 160 congressional offices to discuss major issues affecting people suffering from various headache disorders and to push for Medicare and Medicaid recipients to receive coverage for this therapy. Board member Kim Robbins, who is a former Medicaid recipient and the organization's Social Security Disability specialist says, "The medical community, as well as the Department of Health and Human Services, deems treatment with oxygen as highly effective, safe, and inexpensive in comparison to other acute treatment options; however, CMS repeatedly denies this medical therapy to some of our nation's most vulnerable population – the disabled, elderly and low income.” For more information, Kim may be reached at: kbogo1@hotmail.com. Funded directly and solely though donations, the non-profit is currently participating in several research projects including the study of Bromo-LSD, genetics, PTSD, the efficacy of prescription medications, and cluster headaches. Among the institutions they work with are Yale Medical School , Rutgers , Harvard Medical School and McGill University . Through their website, large member email database and various social media outlets, they are actively involved in educating the medical community and headache communities. This includes currently available treatments for cluster headaches as well as keeping abreast of ongoing clinical studies involving advanced treatments and research. Their membership includes the patient/supporters and their families, medical and media interested parties. For more information on the work being done at ClusterBusters, please go to their website: www.clusterbusters.org.  President Bob Wold is available to discuss the organization or any details of this event at: rwold350@comcast.net or 630-290-1979.  See more new book releases

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Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

Prosthetic limb

Researchers have developed a new type of pressure sensor - dubbed a "second skin" - which they say could prevent dangerous sores.

The technology is being developed initially for amputees who suffer rubbing against their artificial limbs. If the Southampton University work is successful the sensors may also be used for others at risk, such as wheelchair-users and those confined to bed. The new technology could be available to NHS patients within three years. Pressure sensors are already used, but this Medical Research Council-backed project - in partnership with the prosthetics firm Blatchford - differs in that it is able to detect rubbing as well as downward pressure. This could make it better at detecting sores at an earlier stage. See the sensors at workWatch Also read additional medical reports:   Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'   UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.   'Millions wasted' on flu drug   Hundreds of millions of pounds have been wasted on Tamiflu, a drug for flu that may work no better than paracetamol, a landmark analysis says.   Roche and BMJ editor on TodayListen   'No benefit from Tamiflu treatment'

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A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner. BBC NATURE

A wild male marmoset is filmed embracing and caring for his dying female partner.

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Germany to release confiscated art

Prosecutors in Germany are to release 1,280 works of art confiscated two years ago from the Munich apartment of collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Matisse's Femme Assise

A second claimant has come forward to declare ownership of Matisse's Femme Assise

Prosecutors in Germany are to release 1,280 works of art confiscated two years ago from the Munich apartment of collector Cornelius Gurlitt. Mr Gurlitt's father bought and sold art under the Nazis, including works looted from Jewish homes and works bought from Jewish owners under duress. The collector's lawyers accept a small portion of the works may be disputed. But the great bulk of the trove, they say, is the collector's for him to do with as he wishes. Mr Gurlitt has been recovering from heart surgery and it is not known how he has reacted to the decision. The immediate likelihood is that the paintings, some by Matisse, Picasso and other masters, will remain in a secure warehouse in Bavaria while legal disputes continue but the prosecutors' decision implies he has a right to them. A smaller number of works found at a property of Mr Gurlitt's in Austria are not affected by the German decision. Wednesday's decision came shortly after the collector agreed to co-operate with the authorities to determine which of the paintings had been stolen by the Nazis and to enable their return.

Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting

The owner of a painting he believed was by Marc Chagall says he has given up on his fight to save it from being destroyed.

Chagall Painting

Martin Lang paid £100,000 for the painting, which he believed was by Chagall

The owner of a painting he believed was by Marc Chagall has given up on his fight to save it from being destroyed. Martin Lang, a businessman from Leeds , sent the painting to be assessed by the Chagall committee in Paris , but they declared it a fake and kept it. Under French law, forgeries can be confiscated and destroyed. Mr Lang paid £100,000 for the work in 1992. He originally wanted it back but has now said he will "walk away totally disillusioned with the French". The case was featured on BBC One's Fake Or Fortune in February, when experts informed Mr Lang that his work was painted after the 1930s. The painting of a reclining nude was dated 1909-10. Chagall died in 1985. The artist, an early modernist, experimented with various styles including cubism and expressionism. 'Lost cause'  Mr Lang said he had been issued with a writ by the Chagall Committee, which controls the artist's estate and wants the painting destroyed. "They're trying to get a hearing but I've said I don't want to go along that route," Mr Lang said. "I don't see there's a point. It's a lost cause, so I've just said, 'No, it's not worth it.' "There's no point contesting [it]. It's in France , it's a French court, they will come back on their side. It's a terrible shame."  Fake £100k painting 'to be destroyed'   Man 'takes action' over fake Chagall

Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen.

Rembrandt's painting Child with a Soap Bubble

The painting measures 60cm by 49cm and was said to be in a good condition

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. L'enfant a la bulle de savon (Child with soap bubble), valued at 3.2m euros (£2.7m), was taken from a museum in the southern city of Draguignan in 1999. Two men were arrested in Nice on Tuesday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency. Police said they received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel the following day. The men, aged 46 and 53, one of whom was described as a former insurer, appeared in court in Nice on Thursday, AFP said. They were reported to be known to police for previous petty crimes. Police are still looking for other suspects.

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Monet and Picasso among art theft    Scientists recapture Renoir's reds

Paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and Freud have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam . Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The paintings include Monet's Waterloo Bridge , Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin, Matisse's La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune and Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed.  Monet water lilies sells for $43 million    Monet artwork bequeathed by reclusive heiress  "Madame Leon Clapisson": The visualization (right) is produced using advanced image processing software - Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualization of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colors faded. Researchers in Chicago have produced a visualization of how they think a Renoir could have looked before its colors faded. The picture of Madame Valentine Clapisson was painted by the great French Impressionist more than 130 years ago. The original's impact has been degraded and dulled by the action of light. But by using the latest analytical tools, conservators have been able to recover a sense of Renoir's rich reds."When we first brought this picture into the conservation studio for examination and removed the frame, we noticed that at the top and at the left-hand side there was a sliver of very intense colour," recalls Dr Francesca Casadio from The Art Institute of Chicago. "This tipped us off to the fact that the mood of this painting that is now pretty cool and restrained with light purples and blues was once far more vibrant," she told BBC News.

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