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Birds 'fled day before US tornadoes'

Tracking data reveals that golden-winged warblers fled one day before the April 2014 US tornado outbreak, probably because they "heard it coming".

tornado aftermath in Mississippi

Multiple tornadoes devastated parts of the southern and central US in April

US scientists say tracking data shows that five golden-winged warblers "evacuated" their nesting site one day before the April 2014 tornado outbreak. Geolocators showed the birds left the Appalachians and flew 700km (400 miles) south to the Gulf of Mexico . The next day, devastating storms swept across the south and central US. Writing in the journal Current Biology, ecologists suggest these birds - and others - may sense such extreme events with their keen low-frequency hearing. Remarkably, the warblers had completed their seasonal migration just days earlier, settling down to nest after a 5,000km (3,100 mile) journey from Colombia . Dr Henry Streby, from the University of California , Berkeley , said he initially set out to see if tracking the warblers was even possible. "This was just a pilot season for a larger study that we're about to start," Dr Streby told the BBC. "These are very tiny songbirds - they weigh about nine grams. "The fact that they came back with the geolocators was supposed to be the great success of this season. Then this happened!"

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Kurds 'break IS mountain siege'

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq say they have broken Islamic State's siege of Mount Sinjar , claiming their biggest victory yet against the militants.

Kurdish fighter next to vehicle destroyed by IS during advance towards Mount Sinjar. 18 Dec 2014 

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are claiming their biggest victory yet against Islamic State (IS) militants.

They say they have broken the IS siege of Mount Sinjar , where thousands of Yazidis and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped since August. IS controls a swathe of Iraq and Syria , where it has declared a caliphate. Meanwhile, the Pentagon's top officer says US air strikes have killed several high-ranking military leaders of IS in Iraq . The Kurdish offensive against IS forces besieging Mount Sinjar began early on Wednesday with the most intensive round of air strikes yet by US and coalition forces - 45 in all. On the ground, about 8,000 Kurdish peshmerga fighters launched a two-pronged attack which they said had succeeded in opening a wide corridor to allow members of the Yazidi minority and others to leave. Masrur Barzani, Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region Security Council, said the operation had been to advance from Zumar - which Kurdish forces recaptured in October - to Mount Sinjar and to rescue the Yazidi people trapped there. "It was a very big operation and thankfully it was concluded very successfully," he said. 'Biggest victory yet' over ISWatch   Yazidis' tales of survival   Talks 'failed to save IS hostage'   What is Islamic State?

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  Pakistan army 'kills 59 Taliban'

Pakistan 's military says it has killed 59 Taliban militants in several operations, days after the Taliban massacre at a school in Peshawar .

Pakistan army soldiers outside the army public school attacked by the Taliban in Peshawar 18 December 2014

The army says it has killed 1,700 Taliban militants since June, although this is difficult to verify. Pakistan 's military says it has killed 59 militants in ground assaults and air strikes on Taliban units in areas near the border with Afghanistan . The operations come days after the Taliban killed 141 people at a school in Peshawar , mostly children. The military has stepped up its offensive against the insurgents in the provinces of the Khyber agency and North Waziristan . Assaults on militants in North Waziristan began in June. This week's operations included a series of ground assaults and 20 air strikes by Pakistani jets in the Khyber tribal region, which killed 27 militants including an Uzbek commander. An ambush on Thursday night by special forces in the Tirah Valley , an area near the Afghan border, killed another 32 militants. Airport The army says it has killed more than 1,700 militants since its current offensive started in June.  More News from  "That side of the world"

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Pamela Porter pleads guilty to money laundering in MUHC fraud case

Pamela Porter sentenced to 33 months in McGill University Health Centre superhospital fraud case

Pamela Porter, the wife of accused fraudster Dr. Arthur Porter, has called herself a "pawn" in the case. (Courtesy of Gemma Porter)

Pamela Porter has pleaded guilty to two counts of money laundering in a fraud case involving a new Montreal  hospital complex. Porter was sentenced today to 33 months minus time served, meaning she has two years left in her sentence. Her time behind bars will be followed by a year of probation and 240 hours of community service. The charges are tied to what police have described as the largest fraud in Canadian history, an alleged bribery scheme involving a $22.5 million payment from executives at construction firm SNC-Lavalin in order to obtain the contract to build the McGill University Health Centre superhospital. Porter's plea was officially registered in a Montreal court this afternoon. She was arrested in Panama in June 2013 and extradited to Canada to face charges of money laundering and conspiracy. The Crown said it will be able to recover at least $5.5 million from alleged fraud. The judge in the case has issued a temporary publication ban on most information involving the plea.

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Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal presents:

Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop

 Special to The Montreal Tribune. Montreal , December 16, 2014 - JGS of Montreal will hold its popular Sunday Morning Family Tree workshop (formerly Scholar-in-Residence) on Sunday, January 11, 2014 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road , Montreal . No charge. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information visit www.jgs-montreal.org or call the JGS of Montreal 24-hour Hotline at (514) 484-0969. This workshop is an opportunity for beginners to get ‘one-on-one’ help with family history questions. Jewish family history does not have to be a mystery. We all leave a paper trail that can unravel the story of our families for many generations, across the ocean and into the smallest of ‘shtetls’– Join with other Montrealers in the fascinating quest for your roots.

Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal 's 12th Annual Film Night

Special to The Montreal Tribune  - Montreal , December 16, 2014 – The Jewish Genealogical Society of Montreal presents its 12th Annual Film Night featuring two surprise films of interest to both genealogists and non-genealogists on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. sharp at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road , Montreal (Metro Côte Ste-Catherine). No charge. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information visit www.jgs-montreal.org or call the JGS of Montreal 24-hour Hotline at (514) 484-0969.

JPL screens a new adaptation of the 1922 silent film Hungry Hearts

Special to The Montreal Tribune. Montreal, December 2014 – The silent film Hungry Hearts by E. Mason Hopper (USA, 1922) will be screened on Sunday, January 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. Admission: $7 for members and students, $12 for non-members.  For tickets and information call 514-345-6416 or 514-345-6416. The silent movie with new English intertitles by The National Center for Jewish Film and original musical score, is based on the short stories of Anzia Yezierska, the first writer to bring stories of American Jewish women to a mainstream audience. Hungry Hearts focuses on the members of the Levin family who emigrate from Eastern Europe to New York City 's Lower East Side . Filmed on location on the Lower East Side , this bittersweet classic captures the hopes and hardships of Jewish immigrants in the New World . Introduced and Q&A led by Esther Frank, Faculty Lecturer, McGill University, teacher of Jewish and Yiddish Literatures at the Department of Jewish Studies. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Miriam Blacher Glasrot and Josef Glasrot Endowment.

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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

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

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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Trade deal protest falls on deaf ears

Anti-trade deal protesters vent their anger in Brussels but EU leaders have already gone home.

Demonstrator climbs pole during a protest by European farmers against TTIP

Booming firecrackers, acrid smoke from burning bales of hay, and tractors blocked the roads outside the European Commission in Brussels , where more than 1,000 demonstrators vented their anger at the EU for pursuing free trade policies. Singing and holding flags and banners aloft they filled the street in the driving rain. But there was a strong smell of desperation too, as the marchers realised that EU leaders had ended their summit and gone home a day early. There is mounting concern among Belgian farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs that the big multinationals will hijack key trade negotiations between the EU and US. Those negotiations - called TTIP - were on the summit agenda. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the aim was to wrap up the talks by the end of next year. TTIP: The EU-US trade deal explained   Tipping point for TTIP?

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Will Population Growth End in This Century?

New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores the debate about our planet's future population

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Washington , D.C. ----The human population nearly tripled from 2.5 billion people in 1950 to 7.3 billion today and will continue growing through 2070, according to two recent demographic projections. After that, demographers disagree on whether populations will begin to shrink or continue to rise into the next century, write Worldwatch Institute Senior Fellow Robert Engelman and Research Assistant Yeneneh Terefe in the Institute's latest Vital Signs Online article (www.worldwatch.org). Two population projections----one from the United Nations Population Division, the other from the International Institute for Applied  Systems Analysis (IIASA)---- agree on how population has grown until now. But their future scenarios document a breakdown in consensus. U.N. demographers rely on a methodology that applies past behavior and expert opinion about the future to assign quantified probabilities to various population outcomes. Defying a widespread media and public perception that a stationary world population of 9 billion in 2050 is a near certainty, the U.N. analysts report that the most likely long-term future is for continued growth into the 22nd century. Demographers associated with IIASA, based in Laxenburg , Austria , however, differ with this analysis. They foresee world population peaking around 2070 at 9.4 billion people and then gradually shrinking to 8.9 billion by the century's end. The disagreement between these two respected groups of population researchers lies in their varying assumptions, mostly regarding two topics: Africa and the future of education. The U.N. demographers point to recent surveys showing that human fertility (defined as the average number of children that women in a population give birth to over their lifetimes) is not falling in some countries as earlier projections had assumed they would. The IIASA demographers, by contrast, focus largely on educational trends. In every region of the world, including Africa , the proportion of young people enrolled in school has generally been rising. and these rates are likely to continue to rise, the analysts argue. Because even moderately high levels of educational attainment are associated with reductions in fertility, fertility even in high-fertility countries is likely to fall more than current fertility trends on their own suggest, the demographers reason. Two Australian environmental scientists, Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook, recently published another set of population projections---- with a twist. They add scenarios in which humanity experiences increases in the deaths of children due to climate change or outright demographic catastrophes due to "global pandemic or war." In their most extreme scenario, 6 billion people die in the early 2040s, in which case human population would decline to about 5 billion by 2100. The Australian analysts are non-demographers engaging in a one-off thought exercise. But the significant differences among the various projections tell us something important about population and the human future. Despite general perceptions that demographers confidently forecast future population, no one knows when population will stop growing or the level at which it will peak. Moreover, the future of population growth may respond to decisions made today, so ideally these decisions would support a reduced incidence of unintended pregnancy (now about 40 percent of all pregnancies globally) rather than allow environmental and social conditions to deteriorate until death rates reverse their historic decline.

3 Ways a Woman Can Give Herself & Her Children One of the Greatest Gifts

Financial Advisor: Account for Your Spending & Model the Behavior - Multiple tornadoes devastated parts of the southern and central US in April

Special to The Montreal Tribune - When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country's history, according to Fleishman-Hillard Inc. "The stats on a woman's earning and buying power are pretty extensive; females are doing better in school than men, we're earning more money than ever before and the business world has known about this trend for years," says Erica L. McCain, a veteran financial expert, LUTCF and founder of McCain & Associates, (www.mccainins.com). "As women, we're inundated by advertisements. The first thing many of us do in the morning is check our e-mail and social media. Before a wake-up shower we may be hit with appeals from Macy's, Bath and Body Works, Groupon and assorted retailers to 'click for 50 percent off.' " Of course, these aren't "deals" so much as advertising campaigns, she says. In fact, there are plenty of women who spend good money on things – whether on themselves or their children – that are relatively frivolous, "I know because I was one of them," says McCain, author of "Ladies With Loot." "With more money comes the inclination to spend it but, to be sure, you'll need that resource for something more important down the road." McCain shares the ways in which women can better help themselves, and their children, by better utilizing money. •  "Retail therapy" doesn't work; think of money as a precious resource. Money can buy you happiness. We all know that feeling of wanting an item that will make you feel good for a few hours, but sooner rather than later, most of these retail goods quickly amount to stuff. Lasting happiness goes far beyond "retail therapy." Money facilitates happiness better by being an available resource for more important things, such as emergencies, tuition for children, peace of mind for retirement or a family vacation that everyone will remember. •  You can't cash in your children's toys to pay for college. Buying nice and fun things for our kids is enjoyable; we can feel their joy and we like when they're happy. However, just like buying something that you enjoy – a new purse or shoes – that joy is fleeting, and in the long term, it's worth questioning the value of an item. The cost of a professional baseball bat exceeds $100, and for a professional glove you can pay up to $500, but these aren't the things that will make your child truly enjoy baseball. Imagine how that money will be needed to pay for textbooks in college! •  Counting calories? – Try counting dollars. We know what it's like to want a tasty muffin for breakfast, but many of us refuse such treats with the realization of what it'll take to burn off the excess calories. We know that a moment of pleasure equals extra time on the treadmill. Apply that shrewd approach to money. How many hours do you work in order to pay for extravagant purchases, and could that money be better used elsewhere? Understanding the value of a dollar will help you live a more fulfilled life. About Erica L. McCain, LUTCF Erica L. McCain is a financial professional with a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation and more than 15 years of experience. She founded her own firm, McCain & Associates, (www.mccainins.com), in 2007, intent upon providing the detailed, personalized services retirees and pre-retirees need to pursue their retirement goals. She specializes in the financials for women in all stages of their lives and careers. McCain is a member of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), the premier association of financial professionals.

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Sony hack is 'US security issue'

The cyber attack on Sony that forced a major film release to be pulled is being viewed as a national security matter, the White House says.

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A cyber attack on Sony Pictures that forced the cancellation of a major film release is being seen as a serious national security matter, the US says. A White House spokesman said the US believed the hacking was the work of a "sophisticated actor" - but refused to confirm if North Korea was responsible. Sony withdrew The Interview, a new comedy film about North Korea 's leader, after threats from hackers. Hackers have already released sensitive information stored on Sony computers. They later issued a warning to members of the public planning to see The Interview. Referring to the 11 September 2001 terror attacks, they said "the world will be full of fear" if the film was screened. 'Easy to hack companies like Sony'Watch   Defending Sony's 'cowardly act'  Sony Pictures hack - whodunnit?   A comedy of terrors - in four acts

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When Religious Leaders Make Money from Impossible Promises: Chasing 120

Special to The Montreal Tribune -cPasadena, CA, October 2014 – We see them on TV; dressed in impeccably-cut suits, with a picture-perfect smile and a never-ending supply of smooth rhetoric. Dr. Tyler Belknap is the epitome of a charismatic, fast-talking preacher who has convinced his cult-like following that, with the help of his Bible-based program, they will enrich their lives with maximum health and longevity. Belknap is the lead protagonist in Monte Wolverton's newly-released debut book, Chasing 120: A Story of Food, Faith, Fraud and the Pursuit of Longevity - a story of intrigue and truths and a remarkable tale of what can happen to people's dreams when they put their faith in a high-profile religious leader rather than God. From his vast Oregon-based Wellness 120 empire, Tyler Belknap charms and targets Christian consumers, influencing them to dig deep into their pockets – enticing them with Biblical-sounding promises of a healthier life following his recommended regimen.  While some believe their health is improved, others suffer serious side effects after taking his specially formulated supplements and GMO's that are developed in a secret underground research facility in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains . But this does not deter Dr. Belknap who keeps this information from the public by bribing city officials and politicians – and who will stop at nothing to keep whistleblowers at bay. But as much as the fast-talking doctor would like his followers to stay in a state of confusion, he's not able to keep the negative effects of GMO's from hitting the news and the public eye. People hear that results from studies done on lab animals cite serious findings, such as, organ damage, immune system disorders, infertility - and yes, aging! Ironically, the polar opposite of Belknap's claims of longevity! Since the truth eventually finds its way to the surface, readers learn that a Belknap employee and his wife find themselves at the center of a huge crisis when it's discovered their son developed brain damage from one of the substance-laced foods. As their fragile house of cards begins to topple, they are forced to admit that the leader they have long admired is, in fact, a crook! About the Author - Monte Wolverton celebrates life through his creative talents as a designer, artist, cartoonist and writer.  Formerly the managing editor and design director for Plain Truth magazine, his editorial cartoons are internationally syndicated. Wolverton is an ordained minister and holds a MA from Goddard College in Vermont .  He resides in Vancouver , Washington .  

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Painkillers 'cut skin cancer risk'

Regularly taking painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

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Regularly taking aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer, research suggests.

An Australian analysis of all studies to date found that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) reduced the risk of squamous cell carcinoma by 18%. The drugs have previously been linked to a reduced risk of other cancers, including colon cancer. Experts said staying out of the sun and wearing sun cream were the most effective ways to avoid skin cancer. The theory that NSAIDs such as aspirin may protect against skin cancer has been raised before, but the overall evidence had been unclear. “A safer option for those who wish to reduce their likelihood of skin cancer may be to spend a few minutes a day less outside”  Prof Brian DiffeyNewcastle University. So researchers did an analysis of nine studies looking at use of the drugs and the risk of squamous cell carcinoma - the most common form of skin cancer. Reporting in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, they found that taking any NSAID was associated with an 18% lower risk of developing the cancer. And taking NSAIDs other than aspirin was linked with a 15% reduced ris   Aspirin 'may prevent skin cancer'   Painkillers linked to heart risk 

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By Conrad David Brillantes

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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) ...  

Bringing back the glory that of Montreal

Everything is irrelevant when talks about making Montreal a solvent city again without considering lowering of taxes, especially on commercial, as well as private properties and most of all changing the language law, in permitting the free use of English in business. Otherwise, the city will run out of energy to support its existence. Everything that started good fifty years ago to becoming the most economically stable cities in the world had been taken down by the hatred sentiment of the so called nationalists who basically put a great number of residents in poverty mostly composed of the French Speaking Quebecois. And hey,  labor unions played most of the problem. Look around commercial areas and you'd see the gloomy picture of the city and that of the suburbs, plus the more than 30,000 homeless people in the city. Speak up people! cdb editor@montrealtribune.com  

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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Georgia O'Keeffe work sets female art record

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.

Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 by Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O'Keeffe painted the simple white blossom of a weed

The piece smashes the previous record of $11.9m (£7.5m) for an untitled work by Joan Mitchell, set in May. Sotheby's in New York said the $15m (£9.5m) estimate on O'Keeffe's work was shattered after an intense bidding war between two rivals. The art auction record is $142.4m (£90.8m) for a Francis Bacon piece. The British artist's triptych, Three Studies of Lucien Freud, was sold at auction last year. O'Keeffe, who died in 1986 at the age of 98, was celebrated for her large-format depictions of flowers which she painted as if they had been seen in close-up. Her Jimson Weed/White Flower No 1 smashed her previous best of $6.2m (£3.9m) set in 2001, and was one of three works which were placed in the sale. It was offered at auction by the O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe , New Mexico , which holds a large body of the artist's works. The proceeds of the sale will be put towards the museum's acquisitions funds. Andy Warhol's Elvis sells for $82m  Manet £40m sale beats artist's record

Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).

Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's striking canvas is dominated by the red of the poppies

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, has sold in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m). Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies exceeded its estimate of up to $50m (£31.3m) at the Sotheby's auction. A 1951 piece by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti fetched more than $100m (£62.7m), but fell just short of the record $104.3m (£65.3m) for the artist. A sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani set a new benchmark for his work. Tete, an elongated head created in 1911-12 from a block of limestone scavenged from a Paris building site, was sold for more than $70m (£44.2m). Van Gogh's painting was created at the French home of his doctor just months before his death in 1890 and was one of the few works he sold during his lifetime. But it fell far short of the auction record for a piece by the Dutch artist, which stands at $82.5m (£51.6m). Sotheby's said the painting was bought by a private bidder from Asia . Portrait of Dr Gachet - the physician whose flowers he captured in this latest work to sell - went under the hammer for a record in 1990.

Manet £40m sale beats artist's record

A celebrated portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet sets a new auction record for the French impressionist.

Le Printemps (Spring), Edouard Manet

French actress Jeanne Demarsy is cast as an allegory of Spring

A portrait of a Parisian actress by Edouard Manet has set a new auction record for the French impressionist. Spring sold at Christie's in New York for $65 million (£40.6m), almost doubling the previous record of $33.2 million (£20.7m) for a work by Manet. The oil painting, which has been owned by the same family for more than 100 years, depicts actress Jeanne Demarsy in a floral dress and bonnet. The 1881 masterpiece had been estimated to sell for up to $35 million (£21.9m). The allegorical painting has been on loan to Washington 's National Gallery of Art for the past 20 years. It was intended to be one of a series of four paintings, but Manet only completed Spring and Autumn before his death in 1883, aged 51. Snicket books to become TV series   Arterton praises 'Dagenham ladies'

Swiss museum to accept 'Nazi art'

  Switzerland 's Bern Art Museum has agreed to accept hundreds of artworks bequeathed by German Nazi-era art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt. Many of the works are expected to remain in Germany until their rightful owners can be identified. Mr Gurlitt, the son of Adolf Hitler's art dealer, amassed a priceless collection of works, including pieces by Picasso and Monet. He died in May aged 81 with the Bern museum named his "sole heir". The Bavarian authorities seized some 1,280 artworks from his Munich flat as part of a tax evasion probe in February 2012. The find, which was not made public until November last year, has triggered legal disputes surrounding works taken illegally by the Nazis. In pictures: Gurlitt art hoard   One lonely man and his hoard of Nazi art   The unfinished art business of World War Two

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.

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  Madame Leon Clapisson, 1883

Accepting Open bidding for the "Flower"  (left)

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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