PARIS — After a quiet summer, France’s yellow vest protesters were hoping for a busy fall. So when Amandine Cantournet saw a call last month touting a “historic” 45th gathering on the Champs-Elysees in the heart of Paris, she was willing and ready to make the five-hour drive from her home near the Swiss border to Paris. She arrived upon a scene of confusion. “I think I saw more security forces on the street than protesters,” said Ms. Cantournet. She said the police made it nearly impossible for her and other yellow vest demonstrators to organize effectively. The event last month ended in more than 150 arrests, a disastrous attempt to join forces with a simultaneous youth climate protest and, above all, a failure for members of the leaderless movement to organize once again in one place. Originally billed as a possible “comeback” for the yellow vests, the chaos and disorganization of that Saturday left a number of pundits questioning the … [Read more...] about Yellow vest protesters return set for Nov. 17 anniversary
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Rafael Nadal showed his class once again as he invited 17-year-old Barney Fitzpatrick to train with him at his academy. After a hand injury forced him to pull out of the final day of the Laver Cup, Nadal took to time off to rest and recover. But the Spaniard has been able to start training again and is working with his coach Carlos Moya. And on Tuesday, the 33-year-old practised with up and coming British player Fitzpatrick. A tweet by the academy said: “After 4 years of having back problems and getting diagnosed with a stress fracture, our #RNAPlayer Barney Fitzpatrick was able to play injury free... and what a better way to start hitting again than with @RafaelNadal himself! VAMOS.” Fitzpatrick said: “Last year I was injured and unable to play almost six months because of my back. “It was amazing to play again and do it with Rafa.” Fitzpatrick is a regular on the junior ITF World Tennis Tour and most recently played at the Mijas Bowl in September. … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal invites young British ace to help prepare for Paris Masters return
Key point: A cheaper, but capable, alternative. In the 2019 Paris Air Show, Pakistan its lightweight JF-17 Thunder jet fighter it began building a decade ago in conjunction with China. You can see the seven-ton fighter performing maneuvers in this video. Just a few months earlier, Pakistan dispatched what it claimed to be twenty-five JF-17s to launch a lightning strike across the Line of Control on targets in Kashmir, in retaliation for an Indian air raid on a JeM terrorist training camp. The PAF claimed its JF-17s had shot down two Indian fighters pursuing strike planes into Pakistani airspace. However, while the loss of one upgraded Indian MiG-21 Bison was confirmed and its pilot captured, India subsequently displayed fragments of American-made AIM-120 missiles only compatible with Pakistan’s F-16s, casting some doubt on whether the PAF’s Thunders were responsible for the kill. Pakistan currently operate around 100 Thunders in five operational squadrons, plus a … [Read more...] about Could Pakistan's JF-17 Be A Cheaper Alternative To Jets Like the F-35?
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: March 18, 2019 at 5:41 am | UPDATED: March 18, 2019 at 9:42 am Paris Jackson spent the weekend blasting reports she had attempted suicide over “Leaving Neverland,” the HBO documentary that appears to have finally tipped the scales toward the view that her father, Michael Jackson, was a scheming, serial child molester. Despite her denials, the 20-year-old model and actress raised concerns about her emotional state after she was rushed to a hospital early Saturday. TMZ, citing police and other sources, said Paris Jackson had attempted suicide because she was despondent over the revelations in “Leaving Neverland.” After being released from the hospital later Saturday, Paris Jackson slammed those reports via Twitter, writing “(expletive) you you (expletive) liars.” She then may have let herself be spotted out and about in Los Angeles, looking care-free while driving around … [Read more...] about Paris Jackson, under pressure in wake of ‘Leaving Neverland,’ blasts reports of suicide attempt
PARIS — The Budget Committee of the Oxford Hills School District will hold hearings in Oxford and Paris this week on the proposed $41.1 million budget for 2019-20. It’s a $1.5 million increase from last year. The first hearing will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Oxford Elementary School on Pleasant Street; the second is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Paris Elementary School on High Street.The hearings will allow residents of the eight towns in School Administrative District 17 to get their first look at the spending plan and discuss it with school officials. School administrators will meet with town officials at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Central Office in Paris for a budget presentation. School staff will get a preview the week of April 23. SAD 17 Superintendent Rick Colpitts said it’s probable that all eight towns will see higher assessments. As of March 27, the assessments showed Oxford with the least increase at 1.70 percent, while Hebron, Waterford and West … [Read more...] about SAD 17 schedules budget hearings this week