Monday, January 31, 2011

Canada repatriates its nationals

Two planes with a total capacity of 575 passengers chartered by the Government of Canada must now take off from Cairo to evacuate Canadian citizens.
The Foreign Minister, Lawrence Cannon, announced Sunday at a press briefing that Canada would repatriate its nationals if they so desire. Under his ministry, there are nearly 6,500 Canadians currently in Egypt.
A first plane could leave the Egyptian capital at 17 pm local time. A second aircraft would take off at 19 pm local time.

Hosni Mubarak, the military commands of the State

While this year will celebrate its three decades of unchallenged power at the head of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak is now facing a challenge coming from the street ever seen. But who is really the Egyptian President?
Born in 1928 in a town in the Nile Delta, Hosni Mubarak is moving to high school after a military career.
In 1950, he joined the Academy of the Egyptian Air Force, where he quickly rose through the ranks to become a base commander.

Egypt: a country run by the army

Hosni Mubarak must maintain its military as loyal to him ... yet.
The center of the Egyptian capital is squared by the military. It is they who decide who is right or not to proceed. If the mobilization is not weakening in the country, the army seems unwilling to show any sign of weakness and it is now the military that hold the country. "Mubarak is no longer there if the army had decided"

Chrysler accelerates towards profitability

The automaker Chrysler has reduced its losses in 2010 and anticipates a return to profitability next year.
In the fourth quarter, Chrysler reported a net loss of 199 million U.S. dollars. In the same period a year earlier, the manufacturer recorded a loss of $ 2.7 billion.
For all of fiscal 2010, losses at Chrysler totaled $ 652 million, against $ 8 billion in 2009.
Chrysler put on a dozen new models and redesigned vehicles to enhance its sales. The manufacturer's recovery has slowed from last quarter. Revenues fell 2% while sales worldwide were down 7%.

Canada has carbide oil and gas in November

The month of November was better than expected for the Canadian economy, which relied on oil and gas to propel themselves.
According to data released this morning by Statistics Canada, Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew 0.4% in November compared to October.The consensus of analysts expected a growth of 0.3%.The federal agency says that oil and gas industries (2.4%) explain much of the monthly increase, thanks to increased production of synthetic crude oil.

The death sentence for unlimited Internet packages

Agency QMI
Customers of the ISP TekSavvy, many of whom have opted for an unlimited plan, have received an email Saturday that informed them that the packages offered will be capped as of March 1. "From 1 March, customers 5 Mbps packages in Ontario should expect that service is limited to 25 GB of data (60GB in Quebec), significantly less than what was able to offer TekSavvy's decision before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to impose a billing based on usage "could be read in this email.

U.S. Box Office of January 30: Anthony Hopkins, more attractive than Natalie Portman

With 15 million dollars in revenue, The Rite begins less than expected but still arrives at the top of U.S. box office this weekend. This horror film, worn by Anthony Hopkins, would quickly repay its budget of 37 million.
Sex Friends, the romantic comedy that started at the top ranking last week, therefore falls to second place with 13.7 million greenbacks. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher they already weary viewers? Not really: the film has already accumulated $ 40 million in revenue, about 25 budget.

Composer John Barry off

The legendary composer John Barry, who signed including the soundtracks of numerous films in the franchise James Bond, died Jan. 30 in New York at age 77. He died of a heart attack.
Originally from Yorkshire, England, Barry had composed music for several films of the past decades. He is notably those of "Dances With Wolves, " "Out of Africa", "The Lion in Winter" and "Born Free", which earned him an Oscar.

Tom Hooper named best director at DGA Awards

Tom Hooper, director of the film "The King's Speech, " won the prize for best director Saturday at the 63rd Gala Guild of America Awards, awards from the Directors Guild of America (Directors Guild of America).
He was competing with Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), David Fincher ("The Social Network "), Christopher Nolan ("Inception") and David O. Russell ("The Fighter") for the prestigious award from the DGA.

Great Britain Prince William and Kate Middleton in Canada in the summer

MONTREAL - Prince William and his girlfriend Kate Middleton, who must marry in April, will travel to Canada in July, according to British newspapers.British newspaper The Sun revealed on Monday that the trip the prince and his wife for two weeks.The program will start in the east and ending in British Columbia. This will be the first official visit of the newlyweds.

The Stars return to work

(Raleigh) For the Stars of the NHL, the party's over. The time has come already to be back.
The festival ended yesterday, Caroline. Ultimately, the team of Nicklas Lidstrom who defeated one of Eric Staal 11-10 at the RBC Center in Raleigh during the Stars game the NHL.
> The game summary of the Stars
The left winger Loui Eriksson of the Dallas Stars and defenseman Shea Weber, Nashville Predators tallied four points each. However, it is striker Patrick Sharp, Chicago Blackhawks, who was named player of the match.

Learning P. K. Subban

(Raleigh) The All-Star game the NHL is behind us, and now all of America will turn their eyes towards the Arlington location of the next Super Bowl. A grand finale where there will certainly loudmouths who will speak in mass of players who will do anything to get noticed, and others who will not be shy about celebrating their successes to their fans. And nobody will complain.
So why is it gets carried away when PK Subban doing all that?

Cataracts are needed in the shootout against the Voltigeurs

(Drummondville) When a competitor has one knee, hurry up and finish it! The Voltigeurs have exactly the opposite yesterday afternoon in Drummondville and Cataracts eventually back up the hill and walk away with a 3-2 shootout acquired against their enemies.
After the first period, few people in the arena Marcel Dionne would have bet on the chances for teammates Eric Veilleux fatten their record. The visitors trailed by two goals and seemed much more Voltigeurs on.
Early in the second, the band at Mario Duhamel has been serving the match on a plateau, offering three cataracts spikes in a row.

Bettman, Quebecor and Quebec

(Raleigh) Gary Bettman does not like my question, interrupting me before I could even finish it. The subject, obviously, is sensitive. The eventual return of the Nordiques in Quebec City a lot of interest in the scenes of the NHL and Bettman was forced into a balancing.
On the one hand, the Commissioner reiterated in recent months that the candidacy of Quebec could be considered if the opportunity presented itself, provided a new arena is built and a wealthy investor interested in the project. With good reason, these words have excited the people of Quebec.

Valerie Pécresse: "I feel uncomfortable vis-à-vis the trial of Mr. Chirac"

The trial of Jacques Chirac should it take place? First, let me just say I was appalled by the voyeurism of some about the former president since he left the Presidency of the Republic. This contrasts with the voyeurism extraordinary dignity of Jacques Chirac. He has never stolen. He always said he would go before the judges and he would say its part of truth to judges. So when I hear Eva Joly Jacques Chirac to look for Pinochet, I find that it is singularly lacking in dignity. Ms. Joly should review his history of France.

Deficiencies in omega-3 linked to depressive behavior

The consequences of deficits in essential fatty acids of maternal diet on the brain of her child are not known. However it is known that the deficiency in omega 3 is involved in many diseases.
Researchers at INSERM and INRA researchers associated with Spanish forwards to mice a diet low in omega 3 fatty acids. They found that reduced levels of omega-3 decreased function of neurons involved in controlling emotional behavior.

Ben Ali is the bed that was bin Laden

By his courage, the Tunisian people just bend the blow to a theory popular in certain political circles in Europe and North America who see the Arab world space refractory to democratic emancipation. They claim that only the Islamists are likely to overthrow Arab regimes "moderate" and that, to contain this risk, supporting autocrats, even condone their excesses police and mafia. 

Australia braced for new storm

Eastern Australia is preparing for another storm, two hurricanes are heading towards the state of Queensland. By Sunday, the first named storm landfall Anthony. The Australian Institute of Meteorology therefore warns against high winds and precipitation extremes. 
At the end of next week, the second cyclone, Yasi, will make its debut. It is currently in the archipelago of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean east of Australia. Yasi seems to be more intensive than Anthony, which does not bode well for this region goes back to Peinda floods of January.

Southern Sudan Salva Kiir calls on the AU and the world to endorse the results

ADDIS ABABA - The Sudanese leader Salva Kiir South on Monday called Addis Ababa of the African Union (AU), and the wider international community to endorse the overwhelming victory of "yes" to self-determination referendum in Southern Sudan .
The South Sudanese have voted 98.83% in favor of secession with the North, according to preliminary results complete, announced Sunday, the self-determination referendum held from January 9 to 15.

"A new government was formed" in Egypt

2:42 p.m.. The six journalists from Al-Jazeera Français were released minutes after their arrest. The United States came to seek their release.
2:32 p.m.. Morocco, will "probably no exception" among the Arab countries after the revolution of Tunisia and events currently shaking power in Egypt, said the cousin of King of Morocco Mohammed VI, Prince Moulay Hicham, nicknamed the "Red Prince" as critical vis-à-vis the Moroccan monarchy and the political system in this country.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Clinton said the U.S. did not intend to suspend aid to Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - While in Haiti for a one-day visit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the United States did not intend to suspend aid in this country despite the crisis surrounding the presidential election.
Mrs. Clinton has assured that the U.S. was deeply committed to helping the impoverished country to rebuild after the earthquake of last year to cope with an outbreak of cholera.

Tunisian Islamist Rachid Ghannouchi said he was "closer to Erdogan"

TUNIS, Tunisia - Tunisia returned Sunday after more than 20 years of exile, the leader of the Tunisian Islamist movement "Ennahdha" Rached Ghannouchi assured it was "neither Khomeini nor bin Laden," but felt " nearest "Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In an interview with The Associated Press, the first granted to media after his return from exile, he rejected the image given by him by "certain Western media" in him "sticky cap Khomeini," the late Ayatollah in Iran.

Egypt: a government satellite stopped broadcasting Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera announced that the Egyptian government satellite, Nilesat, stopped its spread to the country Sunday.The chain activity known as the "Arab CNN" has been forbidden Sunday country and its spread was halted. The accreditation of journalists in Egypt have been revoked.The satellite Nilesat also allowed viewing of the media in Tunisia, Turkey and Algeria. Al-Jazeera broke the news on the air on the Arabsat satellite and gave a new frequency to capture viewers.

Funding of the amphitheater: Pauline Marois press Ottawa to act

(Quebec) Parti Quebecois leader Pauline Marois urged Ottawa to turn finance the proposed new arena in Quebec City.
"Our capital is there, I think. And if she wants to afford its ambitions, it takes this amphitheater, "argued the member for Charlevoix, yesterday on the sidelines of the conference of the Parti Quebecois on the economy of the region of Quebec at the National School of Public Administration .

Quebec and Winnipeg Bettman quiet game

RALEIGH, North Carolina | Commissioner Gary Bettman does not want to promise anything to anyone about a possible relocation grant, whether in Quebec or Winnipeg.
This he repeated yesterday during his traditional press conference prior to the All-Star Game.
Last Sunday, Quebecor confirmed to have offered tens of millions of dollars to Quebec City for the construction of an amphitheater, in order to bring the Nordiques in Quebec City.

The United States are demanding the release of a diplomat detained in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - The United States demanded on Saturday the immediate release of a U.S. diplomat held by them illegally by authorities in Lahore (Pakistan) said the U.S. embassy in Islamabad."When arrested, the U.S. diplomat has presented himself to police as a diplomat and called repeatedly to enjoy immunity under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, " said embassy in a statement. 

"Local police and authorities have not fulfilled their legal obligations to verify his status with the Consulate General in Lahore, either with the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, " the statement said.

Raymond Davis was placed in custody Friday after being shot and killed two motorcyclists in Pakistan, providing investigators that they had pulled out their guns and preparing to attack.

Rached Ghannouchi, the face of Islamism Tunisian returns home

TUNIS - For hours they waited for Sunday lunch, crushed against each other in the lobby of the airport of Tunis. After 20 years away, thousands of Tunisians, vent their "Islamic pride" to the appearance of their "hero" Rached Ghannouchi.
Ghannouchi, many see probably for the first time, is the face of Islam that seem to fear as many supporters of secularism in the new post of Tunisia Ben Ali, President January 14 driven by a popular uprising .

LIVE. Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Mubarak reject appointments

The Egyptians appear this Sunday for the 6th consecutive day against the regime of President Hosni Mubarak. They are thousands to march through streets abandoned by police, and plagued with looting. The army and militia organized spontaneously by the people are the only ones able to maintain order, while thousands of convicts would have escaped from several institutions across the country. Yesterday, tens of thousands of Egyptians defied the curfew to call the fall of Mubarak, who in turn appointed a vice-president for the first time in 29 years of reign, and replace the prime minister. The dispute, which has claimed more than a hundred dead and thousands injured, has prompted many reactions of foreign diplomats on Sunday. The channel Al-Jazeera, covering the events closely, it has been banned by the government in power. 

Jeannette Bougrab cropped by Fillon after his remarks on Egypt

Secretary of State for Youth was called to order after the desired departure of President Mubarak. The situation in Egypt has prompted a scramble Sunday in the French government, Jeannette Bougrab, Secretary of State for Youth, was called to order after calling the departure of President Hosni Mubarak. "Following his recent statements on the situation in Egypt, Jeannette Bougrab wished to clarify that the position of France and its government has been expressed by the president and prime minister," said Secretary of State Youth, who is of Algerian origin, in a statement. According to France Info radio, she had previously been convened at Matignon for his remarks Saturday. "We must," she said, that President Mubarak leaves. After 30 years in power, there is a form of wear and democratic transition should also affect Egypt. "

The violence has been 92 dead in Egypt

After the speech of the Egyptian president, on Friday evening, the mobilization continues in the streets. followed that day by the hour.
22.30 U.S. President Barack Obama met today with his national security council to take stock of the situation in Egypt and urged again the power to implement reforms and to exercise restraint towards protesters, said the White House.
22h At least 85 people were killed and thousands injured Friday and Saturday in clashes between protesters and police in Egypt.

Quebec City is no longer a mystery for the PQ supports Marois

QUEBEC - The time when the city of Quebec was a mystery for the PQ is long gone, says Pauline Marois, who argues that the reconquest of the national capital is in progress and that its formation will reap its share of victories in the next general election. "There is a new membership remarkable here for the Parti Quebecois and we feel," said Saturday morning the leader of the PQ when it opened a forum on regional economic future organized by his party at the Ecole Nationale d'Administration Public (ENAP). "There is less and less mysterious, mystery Quebec. It is now regaining the support of Quebecers. "

Shale gas: Arcand defends industry

The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, Pierre Arcand, extolled the virtues of shale gas, yesterday, before the Montreal Board of Trade, while deploring the "gaps" in the industry.
"Math is easy, he has said. It should improve the trade balance of Quebec and reduce our dependence on oil. Quebec imports for 13 billion and the gas industry can help us for 2 billion. "
Yesterday, several media reported violation notices issued by various companies MDDEP cons, especially for the well Talisman tries to plug it in Leclercville.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Portal 2 are identical

Not sure whether you'll get the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 game Portal 2 the day it came out? Know that Valve has the answer to your question:''The two versions are identical.''
Chet Faliszek Valve is reassuring:''If you buy the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions and put them next to each other, you will see that both games are identical. The content is also the same on all platforms.''