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Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane , ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.

Fierce fighting has erupted in the north of the Syrian town of Kobane , after two days of relative calm. The clashes began when Islamic State (IS) militants launched an offensive "on all fronts" against Kurdish fighters on Monday, activists said. Meanwhile, the US-led anti-IS coalition said it carried out six air strikes around Kobane on Sunday and Monday. Kobane, on the Turkish border, has been been under assault from IS for weeks, with most civilians forced to leave. The new fighting came as Turkey said it would allow Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to cross into Syria to fight IS. The BBC's Kasra Naji on the Turkish border says the decision is a major boost for the defenders' morale, and soon for their fighting capability. Officials in the Iraqi Kurdish region said they were ready to send forces but had so far received no orders to do so. Turkey has faced its own Kurdish insurgency for decades and has until now barred access to Syria for Kurdish fighters, but correspondents say it is more sympathetic to Iraqi Kurds.  Australian teen surfaces in IS video   Why Turkey prefers Iraq's Kurds   Big boost to Kurds' moraleWatch  US veteran fighting with the KurdsWatch  Kobane no longer isolated  Five lessons from Kobane

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Australian teen surfaces in IS video

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria surfaces in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama.

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria, Jan. 2014

Islamic State fighters have quickly set up an infrastructure and local government in the captured parts of Syria and Iraq

An Australian teenager who joined IS militants in Iraq and Syria has emerged in a video addressing PM Tony Abbott and US president Barack Obama. The 17-year-old, named as Abdullah Elmir but who calls himself Abu Khaled, said "we will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands". He ran away in June with another Australian teenager and it is believed he travelled to Syria via Turkey . A government spokesman said it showed the threat posed by Islamic State. "That is why Australia has joined the coalition to disrupt and degrade ISIL in Iraq ," the spokesman said. 'Black flag' threat Australia is a major contributor to the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group, which controls parts of Syria and Iraq . It has committed a total of 600 military personnel to the fight. Earlier this week it reached an agreement with Iraq to allow 200 special forces personnel to train local troops to fight against IS militants. It also raised the terror threat level to "high" in September in the wake of concerns about returning jihadists, and has carried out anti-terror raidsafter intelligence indicated Islamist extremists were planning random killings.

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states.

A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states. Human Rights Watch (HRW) accuses the army of using the deadly weapon, which scatters bomblets, to shell the rebel-held eastern city earlier this month. Ukraine did not sign up to the 2008 global treaty banning cluster bombs. But a Ukrainian security spokesman said Ukraine did not use "banned weapons" or shell civilian areas. Meanwhile, new talks are due on Ukraine 's gas dispute with Russia . Officials are set to meet in Brussels to discuss Ukraine 's gas debt and payment schedule amid hopes that Russia will restore supplies cut in June, before the onset of winter. Russia is accused of using gas as a political tool against Ukraine , where a conflict with pro-Russian separatist rebels in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk has claimed at least 3,700 lives since April.  'Abuses by both sides'   On watch for rebels   Ukraine crisis: Timeline   Why is Ukraine at war?

 Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

The payments, funded by taxpayers, were made through a legal loophole,an Associated Press investigation has uncovered. Some are still being paid. Former guards at Nazi labour camps, where millions died, are among them. The US justice department says benefits are paid to individuals who renounce US citizenship and leave voluntarily. But there is anger that public money is being used in this way. "It's absolutely outrageous that Nazi war criminals are continuing to receive Social Security benefits when they have been outlawed from our country for many, many, many years," said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney.

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Pakistan Taliban sack spokesman

The Pakistan Taliban sack their spokesman Shahidullah Shahid after he pledged allegiance to Islamic State (IS).

Pakistan Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid, pictured, has been sacked after pledging allegiance to Islamic State (IS).

The militants said he had been replaced but did not name his successor. A statement reiterated support for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar. It emerged last week that Shahidullah Shahid and five other Pakistan Taliban (TTP) commanders had defected to IS which controls parts of Iraq and Syria . Analysts say IS poses a challenge to Taliban, al-Qaeda and other militants. The TTP statement said Shahidullah Shahid was a nom de guerre and its former spokesman's real name was Sheikh Maqbool. BBC Urdu's Haroon Rashid in Islamabad says these are further signs of splits within the Pakistani Taliban, which is already divided. Last week, a senior TTP leader confirmed to our correspondent that Shahidullah Shahid and the five other senior figures had left because they had doubts about the leadership of Mullah Mohammad Omar.  Who are the Taliban?   Where are Pakistan's militants?

Iran stands behind Pakistan on gas pipeline

Pakistan, Iran enjoying close ties: Aziz

TEHRAN : Despite reports the project has been abandoned, the Iranian government said it was determined to push ahead with a gas pipeline for Pakistan . “ Tehran and Islamabad are determined to implement their gas exports contract and a Pakistani delegation will travel to Iran soon to expedite construction of the gas export pipeline to Iran ,” the Iranian Oil Ministry announced. No date for the visit was given. Iran said it has most of the 775-mile section of the pipeline completed. Designed to give Pakistan as much as 21 million cubic feet of natural gas per day, the project has been delayed because of sanctions pressure on Iran . Pakistan is facing energy reliability issues because of aging infrastructure, but has foreign lender support for renewable energy and liquefied natural gas port development projects. Earlier local Pakistani media reported that the pipeline project has been scrapped because of lingering sanctions on Iran . Iran last year pulled out of a finance deal for Pakistan because of sanctions pressure. Meanwhile, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz talking to newsmen after addressing the concluding session of Trilateral China-Afghanistan-Pakistan Dialogue in Islamabad , said Pakistan and Iran are enjoying close relations and expressed the hope that border mechanism would be improved to avoid any untoward incident at Pak-Iran border. Sartaj Aziz said border mechanism between Pakistan and Iran is being improved so that violation of border from any side could be stopped. Expressing concern on the recent incidents happened across Pak-Iran border in Baluchistan , the Advisor said due to the movement of some miscreants, along the border, these incidents were happened.  He said border mechanism is being improved through mutual cooperation between Pakistan and Iran , and assured that the situation along border will be improved very soon.  The Advisor said Pakistan is in contact with the Iranian leadership to improve border mechanism so that the incident happened a couple of days ago will not be repeated in future.  He said Pakistan and Iran are also discussing at various levels to further promote Pak-Iran ties especially in the field of trade and economic. More news from that side of the world

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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

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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.

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

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

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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

Oh Canada : How I Love You

The tour was to only last one hour. While the other educator and I waited for their arrival we decided we would not visit the Canadian galleries, since they were in another pavilion at the other end of the museum. We would choose the European Art collection to save time. They arrived twenty minutes late. My group had three mothers with eight children between the ages of two months and nine years old. Two Muslim mothers dressed in hijab and long over-... Quickly it was decided, even though time was limited, that we had to go visit the Canadian galleries. We showed the paintings, sculptures and objects from the Inuit, First Nations along with the first settlers from France and England . The children were mesmerized, listening to the legends and stories of the Canadian people. The mothers asked many insightful questions. As we toured from one gallery to the next, the mother from Benin began unapologetically to nurse her son. She didn’t ask for help or lag behind. She did what came naturally and continued to be an active participant. And the two other mothers? They held the infant’s head as she went to adjust her top and looked after her other child. Mothers from different parts of the world, nurturing, protecting and caring for one another. I witnessed the actions of a community. Being an Art Educator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people from all walks of life. I am very fortunate to live in a country where all people have equal rights and are valued for their uniqueness. Ennutsiak Nunavik 1896 – Iqaluit, Nunavut, 1967 Untitled (Birth Scene with Midwives) By Deirdre Potash, 2779 Honore Mercier Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec J7V 8P5 Deirdre.potash@sympatico.ca (514) 999-8581 www.artwill.ca

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Soldier struck in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., hit and run dies

One of two soldiers wounded in a hit and run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, provincial police say.  7:16 AM ET  video

Martin Rouleau Ahmad The Converted

One of two soldiers wounded in a hit and run involving a "radicalized" 25-year-old man in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., has died, provincial police say. Martin Rouleau, the 25-year-old suspect, was fatally shot on Monday after hitting two soldiers in a parking lot in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal . The family of the soldier who died asked that his name not be released. Police do not fear for the second soldier's life. Not long after the two were hit, the car that hit them was spotted by officers from the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police force who chased the vehicle for four kilometres. Rouleau died Monday evening, several hours after he was transported to hospital after being shot by municipal police officers at the end of a high-speed chase. RCMP suspected Rouleau was 'radicalized' A photo of Martin Rouleau holding the Koran. He had changed his name on Facebook to Ahmad the Converted. (Ummaland) The RCMP said Rouleau was known to provincial and federal law enforcement agencies. They suspected he had become radicalized after converting to Islam about a year ago.. Martin Rouleau, Quebec driver shot by police, 'radicalized': RCMP

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Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, shown below, the chief executive of French oil company Total, has died in an air crash in Moscow .

His corporate jet collided with a snow plough and was then engulfed in flames. All four people on board were killed. The driver of the snow plough was drunk, according to Russian investigators. Mr de Margerie, 63, had been chief executive of Europe 's third largest oil company since 2007. He was highly regarded within the oil industry. 'Original personality' A statement from the office of French President Francois Hollande said: "Christophe de Margerie dedicated his life to French industry and to building up the Total group. He made it into one of the very top global companies "Francois Hollande cherished Christophe de Margerie's independent character, original personality and his devotion to his country." Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his condolences. 'Hit a snow-clearing machine'Watch   December 2013: Total boss interviewWatch, Also read additional business news - China growth slows to five-year low    Yueh: Softening Chinese growth    World Bank cuts Chinese outlook    Doing business the Chinese way   China profile   Microsoft boss gets $84m pay package   Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has been given a pay package worth $84.3m, making him one of the top earners in the tech industry.   Microsoft boss rues female pay gaffe   Microsoft names Nadella as new boss

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Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Designer Oscar de la Renta at his fashion show in New York. Photo: 9 September 2014

Oscar de la Renta, middle pictured,  continued to enjoy success worldwide

US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report. De La Renta, who most recently designed Amal Clooney's wedding dress, was diagnosed with cancer in 2006. Born in the Dominican Republic in 1932, he left home at 18 to study painting in Madrid , Spain . He soon developed a love of fashion design and began an apprenticeship with Spain 's designer Cristobal Balenciaga. De la Renta made his name in the early 1960s when the then first lady, Jackie Kennedy, frequently wore his designs. He launched his own label several years later. Over the following decades he dressed nearly every first lady up to and including Michelle Obama, who he once chided for not wearing American designers. Life and work in pictures   A life in fashionWatch 

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4 Reasons Giving is Good for You

Philanthropist Says Money CAN Buy Happiness – But Only When You Give It Away  Many Americans are choosing to hold onto their money these days, a lesson learned from the 2008-09 financial crash.  It's good to have savings – but not to the point of hoarding, says entrepreneur and philanthropist Tim McCarthy, author of "Empty Abundance," (mindfulgiving.org).  Americans are saving at a rate of 5.30 percent, well above the record low of 0.80 percent in 2005, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.  The world's billionaires are holding an average of $600 million each in cash, which is more than the gross domestic product of Dominica , according to the new Billionaire Census from Wealth-X and UBS. That's up from $60 million the previous year, signaling that the very wealthy are keeping their money on the sidelines and waiting for an optimal investment time. "All of us could invest part of our 'fortune,' great or small, on something that gives back on a deeper human level, such as non-predatory loans to individuals from impoverished communities,"  McCarthy diverts all of his business profits annually to his foundation, The Business of Good, which invests in socially conscious businesses and scalable nonprofit concepts.  He reviews what everyone has to gain from mindful giving.

•  Money buys you happiness – up to $75,000 worth. Life satisfaction rises with income, but everyday happiness – another measure of well-being – changes little once a person earns $75,000 per year, according to a 2010 Princeton study. Another widely published survey by psychologist Roy Baumeister suggested that "happiness, or immediate fulfillment, is largely irrelevant to meaningfulness." In other words, so many who finally achieve financial excess are unfulfilled by the rewards that come with that.

•  Remember the wealth disconnection to overall fulfillment. A Gallup survey conducted in 132 countries found that people in wealthy countries rate themselves higher in happiness than those in poor countries. However, 95 percent of those surveyed in poverty-stricken countries such as Ethiopia , Kyrgyzstan and Sierra Leone reported leading meaningful lives, while less than 60 percent reported the same in wealthier countries.

"While more investigation to wealth, happiness and well-being is certainly in order, I think it's clear that while money is important, it cannot buy purpose, significance or overall satisfaction," McCarthy says.

•  Giving money reliably equals happy money. Two behavioral scientists, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, explore in their recent book, "Happy Money: The Science of Smarter Spending," what makes people engage in "prosocial behavior" – including charitable contributions, buying gifts and volunteering time. According to Dunn and Norton, recent research on happiness indicates that the most satisfying way of using money is to invest in others.

In 2010, multi-billionaires Warren Buffet and Bill and Melinda Gates co-founded The Giving Pledge, a long-term charitable effort that asks the wealthiest among us to commit to giving more than half of their fortunes to philanthropy. Among the first to join, Michael R. Bloomberg wrote in his pledge letter: "If you want to do something for your children and show how much you love them, the single best thing – by far – is to support organizations that will create a better world for them and their children."  To date, 115 of our country's 495 billionaires have pledged.

•  Anhedonia, amnesia and the fallacy of consumption. Anhedonia is the inability to enjoy activities that are typically found pleasurable.

"After making my wealth, I found that I suffered from anhedonia," McCarthy says. "Mindful giving – intelligent and conscious giving to those who need it – turned out to be my best therapy."

Everybody has experienced the limits of consumption, the economic law of diminishing returns. One cookie is nice and so, too, is your first $1 million. But at some point, your ability to enjoy eating cookies or earning millions diminishes more with each successive one.

"Everyone learns this lesson, yet the horror is that so many of us succeed in forgetting it," McCarthy says. "I think that, in every moment, we need to remind ourselves that continually reaching for the next 'cookie' is not in our best interest."

About Tim McCarthy - Tim McCarthy's first business, WorkPlace Media, eventually built a permissioned database of 700,000 gatekeepers who reach more than 70 million employees with incentives for clients such as Coca-Cola, Lenscrafters and McDonalds. He sold the company in 2007 and recently bought it back. In 2003, he partnered with his son, Tim Patrick McCarthy, to open Raising Cane's of Ohio , which had 13 stores with over $30 million in revenue in 2013. McCarthy, author of "Empty Abundance," (mindfulgiving.org), earned his bachelor's in political science and MBA from Ohio State University . In 2008, he received the Fisher Alumnae Community Service Award and was named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. 

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Man walks again after transplant

A paralyzed man becomes the first in the world to walk again following a pioneering therapy which involved transplanting cells from his nose into his severed spinal cord.

A paralyzed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.393

How the injury was treated : 1) One of the patient's two olfactory bulbs was removed and the olfactory   2) 100 micro injections of OECs were made above and below the damaged area of the spinal cord   3) Four strips of nerve tissue were placed across an 8mm gap in the spinal cord. The scientists believe the OECs acted as a pathway to stimulate the spinal cord cells to regenerate, using the nerve grafts as a bridge to cross the severed cord   Darek Fidyka, who was paralysed from the chest down in a knife attack in 2010, can now walk using a frame. The treatment, a world first, was carried out by surgeons in Poland in collaboration with scientists in London . Prof Wagih El MasriConsultant spinal injuries surgeon Details of the research are published in the journal Cell Transplantation. BBC One's Panorama programme had unique access to the project and spent a year charting the patient's rehabilitation. Darek Fidyka, 40, from Poland , was paralysed after being stabbed repeatedly in the back in the 2010 attack. He said walking again - with the support of a frame - was "an incredible feeling", adding: "When you can't feel almost half your body, you are helpless, but when it starts coming back it's like you were born again." Prof Geoff Raisman, chair of neural regeneration at University College London's Institute of Neurology , led the UK research team. He said what had been achieved was "more impressive than man walking on the moon". Watch Mr Fidyka walkWatch   Treatment 'has vast potential'Listen   To walk again - the people behind the story   Rise of the human exoskeletons

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The Art of Solace - Fifteen Tips for Pushing through the Discomfort and Truly Connecting with a Chronically Ill Person
Few of us know how to act around a very sick person. And yet, what we say (and don’t say) makes a huge impact. Here are some practical skills for caregivers, family members, and anyone else who wants to make a meaningful difference in a very difficult time. By Walter St. John, Ed.D. 

Medical Words - Explained -  Do you want to know what those medical terms means at all? Like, E. coli infection   Ankylosing spondylitis   Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder   Hepatitis B or C    Schizophrenia   Click the above link and you shall find out. Keep this vital info into your note book, so,  from time to time you’d know what medical science people are a talking about. The listing is from A to Z. Check it out now! (cdb)

Milestone in medical human 'cloning'?

What's a stroke?   Stem cell stroke therapy assessed   Click here for the latest news on stroke Soy may benefit stroke patients Helping stroke patients to speak    Music 'can aid stroke recovery'  Stroke risk peaks every 12 hours   Heart drug may help threat stroke   Stroke struggle: 'They said I would never become a doctor'   Stroke patients to test sensors   What's Killing Canadians?   What's the "Marburg" Virus?  More disease cures check archives   Magnetic field 'aids coma victim'  Institute of Food Research British Nutrition Foundation   Mind power moves paralyzed limbs  Surfing the web is good for your brain   Fatty acids clue to Alzheimer's Western diet 'raises heart risk'    Drug may reverse MS brain damage  'One-stop' embryo test unveiled  Purple tomato 'may boost health'   Lithium tested for impact on Motor Neurone Disease  What is motor neurone disease?    Cancer genetic blueprint revealed    

The Seven Medical Beliefs that's not true  Medical myths 'debunked'   Survey shows contraception myths    TV ad 'busts heart attack myth'    'Medical myths' exposed as untrue Drink at least eight glasses of water a day     We use only 10% of our brains    Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death    Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight    Shaving causes hair to grow back faster or coarser    Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals    Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy.

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  Forger jailed for bogus paintings   Munch's The Scream sold for $120 million

Germany to release confiscated art   -   Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting    Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Matisse's Femme Assise  Chagall Painting  Rembrandt's painting Child with a Soap Bubble

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

Anyone looking for these paintings?

  Madame Leon Clapisson, 1883

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.

It's Just A Question ©
By Conrad David Brillantes

Seriously, ask me!: Got a question? Anything in mind that bothers you because no one seems to listen? Send them in and I will try to find the answers. Your name will be kept confidential if requested, and no one will ever know.

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) ...  

The day the economic dim light hits Montreal

Looking back at 40 years of French as Quebec's official language

The passage of Bill 22 in 1974 may have been in response to language tensions in St-Léonard, a predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood in Montreal . However, it fanned the flames between Anglos and Francos, leading to what is arguably Quebec 's most hotly debated piece of legislation ever: Bill 101. (Radio-Canada archives)  On July 31, 1974 — exactly 40 years ago — French became the only official language in Quebec . A war of words and principles raged between anglophones and francophones at the time. Anglophones fought to preserve their rights while more and more French-speaking Quebecers lobbied for better protection of their language, particularly with regard to the francization of immigrants. That edict, introduced by Robert Bourassa and his Liberal government, was meant to remove any ambiguity about language in the province. It was known as Bill 22, the precursor to Bill 101 that came three years later. “The 1960s were a time of major changes in Quebec , like elsewhere around the world. Here, we became aware of some gaps in the protection of the French language,” said Office québécois de la langue française spokesman Jean-Pierre Le Blanc. Groundwork on bills 22 and 101 was laid during the Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. The Parti Québécois was created in 1968 amid the language turmoil; a year later, the Union Nationale government led by Jean-Jacques Bertrand adopted Bill 63, which would go on to become An Act to promote the French language in Québec. St-Léonard Conflict The flames of language debates in the province were stoked by what has come to be known as the St-Léonard Conflict, which came to a head in 1968. The conflict began when an act was passed to phase out English instruction from schools in the predominantly Italian-immigrant neighbourhood. Bill 63 was passed in 1969 as an attempt to smooth out thorny relations between Montreal ’s Italian community, the province and Quebec francophones. That law had provisions promoting French in education, including offering French courses to new immigrants. It also permitted parents to choose whether their children received English or French instruction. That law was superseded by Bill 22. FROM THE ARCHIVES | Riots in St-Léonard

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A what? A $15 per hour minimum wage? For Quebec it's bad news for business - Montreal is already bankrupt. Given another 10 years, half of the city is going to be deserted, yes, just like Detroit ...Government should create a commission composed of business and economics students headed by professors to find out how the province can get out from it's present economic predicament.

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? 

Do you agree or you don't agree on the "The consequences of a US default"? Our editor an economist don't agree, saying it instead a clever manipulation on the protection of the dollar, instead of just printing them. Why? Go ask him at editor@montrealtribune.com

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Bankruptcy may not be the answer

Did you borrow too much money and now cannot afford to pay creditors anymore? There are so many con artists or scammers that will tell you that they can wipe your record clean if you pay them for their service... This is not true... no one can clean your record but yourself. But before filing bankruptcy, check with us... There's nothing to pay (us). Definitely nothing to pay... it's a free service to everyone if you live in Quebec. Contact us for  assistance. All inquiries are strictly  treated confidential. Your name will never be passed around,  Or Check directly with the provincial court if you want to do it yourself by logging on to Quebec Government Justice

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Important note if you have a Bank Card: If you are forced by anyone to withdraw cash from ATM machine, do not resist for your safety, enter your PIN number backward or reverse... say your number is 1234, then enter 4321. Do not worry, the machine will give you the cash but automatically alert the police. Pass this on to anyone you know. This was shown on National TV but never repeated again. Anyway, now you know. Also, if  someone calls to tell you that he is from the bank investigating about a charge in your credit card, hang up and if you want to know why they phoned, call your branch to verify. That's it and if you want to read more scams click the above link.

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Pass this on to people wishing to immigrate to the best country in the world. Apply directly! You don't have to pay any consultants ...It's FREE! Avoid dealing with con artists and scammers; they are all around the world advertising their schemes… Canadian Immigration officers are gentle public servants and not arrogant.. Not like what you would experience from the mightiest country in the world (as they say) ... so, don’t be scared of them. Visit the Canadian government website… it's the Canadian flag that's seen on the top side of this site, click that and when you see search… type immigration, then send your request for application, if not, visit the nearest Canadian consulate in your region and while you are already there check the jobs and list of professions that Canadian employers are looking for.  If you still have anything else to ask e-mail the editor. Meantime Click here for the New Canada Citizenship Study Guide

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