French group – Baisieux http://baisieux.net/ Sat, 19 Jun 2021 03:57:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.7.2 https://baisieux.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png French group – Baisieux http://baisieux.net/ 32 32 Non-profit association working for the preservation of the French language and culture https://baisieux.net/non-profit-association-working-for-the-preservation-of-the-french-language-and-culture/ Sat, 19 Jun 2021 01:58:39 +0000 https://baisieux.net/non-profit-association-working-for-the-preservation-of-the-french-language-and-culture/

A newly formed local nonprofit works to preserve an integral part of Cajun culture in Vermilion Parish – the French language and heritage.

Les Amis du Français en Vermillon, created by resident and parent Layla Melancon, promote everything related to Francophone cultures and support immersion learning in the parish.

Vermilion Parish is one of the top three parishes with the highest percentage of Francophones, Melancon found.

“The French language can be heard regularly in grocery stores, gas stations, schools, churches, restaurants, tourist attractions, community events and many other places,” said Melancon. “The French heritage and the deeply rooted culture that exist within our communities represent the importance of preserving the French language and culture in Vermilion Parish, and identify a need to promote and preserve the continued success of our program. French immersion.

In partnership with the organization, the Acadian Museum of Erath will reopen its doors on a regular schedule for the first time following the COVID-19 pandemic by organizing a program called La Table Française. The weekly event is a French-language discussion group, hosted by Melancon and Les Amis du Français, where attendees can share the French language, community stories, and more.

The group begins to meet on Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at Café Erath, located at 102 E. Edwards St. in Erath. Anyone of any type of French dialect, of any age and of any skill level is invited to register.

Members of the Friends of French in Vermilion will receive updates on activities and events happening throughout the year. The organization will launch its Facebook page in July, but for more information now, you can contact Layla Melancon at vermilionfrench@gmail.com.

For more information on the Acadian Museum, Click here.

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MINUTES OF THE GENERAL ORDINARY AND EXTRAORDINARY ANNUAL https://baisieux.net/minutes-of-the-general-ordinary-and-extraordinary-annual/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 16:50:21 +0000 https://baisieux.net/minutes-of-the-general-ordinary-and-extraordinary-annual/

Éragny-sur-Oise, France, June 18, 2021 5:35 pm – Safe (FR0013467123 – ALSAF), a company specializing in the design, manufacture and commercialization of ready-to-use technologies for back surgery, with particular emphasis on the treatment of emergency vertebral fractures, announced that the Ordinary and Extraordinary Annual General Meeting of Shareholders was held this Friday, June 18, 2021 at 9:30 am behind closed doors at the company’s headquarters.

It is recalled that under an order of the President of the Commercial Court of Pontoise dated June 16, 2021, Maître Florence TULIER had been appointed as ad hoc representative with the mission of representing defaulting shareholders at the general meeting. .

The general meeting adopted all the resolutions in accordance with the recommendations of the board of directors of the company. In particular, the general meeting approved the annual accounts for the year ended December 31, 2020.

The results of the votes will be available in the coming days on the company’s website (www.safeorthopaedics.com/investisseurs/documentation/ section “General Meeting”).

About the Safe Group
The Safe Group is a French medical technology group that brings together Safe Orthopedics, a pioneer in ready-to-use technologies for spinal pathologies, and Safe Medical (formerly LCI Medical), a subcontractor of medical devices for orthopedic surgery. The group employs around 150 people.

Safe Orthopedics develops and manufactures kits combining sterile implants and single-use instruments, available to the surgeon at any time. These technologies are part of a minimally invasive approach aimed at reducing the risks of contamination and infection, for the benefit of the patient and with a positive impact on the delays and costs of hospitalization. Protected by 18 patent families, SteriSpineMT kits are CE marked and FDA approved. Safe Orthopedics is headquartered in the Paris region (95610 Eragny sur Oise – France) and has subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Germany, the United States and in the Lyon region where the manufacturing company is located.
For more information: www.SafeOrthopaedics.com

Safe Medical (formerly LCI Medical) produces implantable medical devices and ready-to-use instruments. It has an innovation center and two production sites in France and Tunisia, offering many industrial services: design, industrialization, machining, finishing and sterile packaging. Supported by the French recovery plan in 2020, the company is investing in additive printing and will be operational in 2022 with this new technology.
For more information: www.safemedical.fr

Contacts

Safe orthopedics

Francois-Henri Reynaud
Financial and Administrative Director
Phone: +33 (0) 1 34 21 50 00
investors@safeorthopaedics.com

Press relations
Ulysses Communication
Pierre-Louis Germain / +33 (0) 6 64 79 97 61 / plgermain@ulysse-communication.com
Bruno Arabian / +33 (0) 6 87 88 47 26 / barabian@ulysse-communication.com


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Microsoft shareholder requests report on Gates, sexual harassment | Business and Economy News https://baisieux.net/microsoft-shareholder-requests-report-on-gates-sexual-harassment-business-and-economy-news/ Wed, 16 Jun 2021 21:52:42 +0000 https://baisieux.net/microsoft-shareholder-requests-report-on-gates-sexual-harassment-business-and-economy-news/

Arjuna Capital requested report on ‘the effectiveness of company policies on sexual harassment in the workplace’ following allegations that Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates was seeking inappropriate relationships with its employees.

Microsoft Corp shareholder and activist. Arjuna Capital said it presented a resolution calling for a report on the “effectiveness of company policies on sexual harassment in the workplace” following allegations that co-founder Bill Gates sought to have inappropriate relationships with employees and other allegations of sexual harassment.

The group, which has lobbied large companies on issues such as gender pay gaps and race, suggested that the board publish an annual report that would include the results of any investigation into the allegations against the executives, including Gates, and the steps taken to keep workers and leaders accountable. Microsoft typically schedules its annual meeting of shareholders in late November or early December.

“We urge Microsoft to independently investigate and deal with these issues in a transparent manner, as sexual harassment and gender discrimination can harm shareholder value, resulting in increased revenue, lower revenue. productivity, increased absenteeism and higher sick leave costs, ”the group wrote in the resolution, according to a copy of the text via email.

Microsoft spokesman Frank Shaw declined to comment on the shareholder proposal.

Microsoft chairman Brad Smith told Bloomberg Television this week that Gates, who remains an adviser to the company and meets with some employees in that capacity, would continue to play a role if that contact could be dealt with appropriately.

“You will see us continue to speak to Bill in an appropriate manner on the issues that matter,” Smith said.

After Gates announced that he and his wife, Melinda French Gates, are divorcing, reports have surfaced of potentially inappropriate conduct by the former executive towards Microsoft employees. The company said it received a complaint in 2019, while Gates was on Microsoft’s board of directors, that he attempted to form a romantic relationship with an employee in 2000. Microsoft’s board investigated, a investigation which the company says was not concluded because Gates resigned. as a director last year.

Smith also said a lot has changed at Microsoft around issues like sexual harassment over the past two decades. “The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of the year 2000,” he said.


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LeddarTech congratulates the MILLA group for the launch of their https://baisieux.net/leddartech-congratulates-the-milla-group-for-the-launch-of-their/ Wed, 16 Jun 2021 04:12:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/leddartech-congratulates-the-milla-group-for-the-launch-of-their/

QUEBEC, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – LeddarTech®, a world leader in level 1-5 ADAS and AD detection technologies, is pleased to announce that its client, the French group MILLA, has selected LeddarTech detection solutions as a key contributor to the autonomous activation of MILLA POD. MILLA adopted LeddarTech’s award-winning solid-state 3D LiDAR, Leddar ™ Pixell, for its 180-degree field of view and highly reliable object detection capabilities.

The MILLA Group, established in France, develops and markets an autonomous electric shuttle. MILLA is a leader in mobility and an essential resource for all public and private organizations wishing to set up an adapted, efficient and sustainable mobility solution. MILLA will present its fully autonomous electric POD vehicles, equipped with Leddar Pixell, at two major events in June in France.

June 16-19 VIVA Technology Conference in Paris, France

MILLA will be showcasing its fully autonomous POD shuttle at the world-renowned VIVA Technology conference. This prestigious event involves the representation of 125 countries. This year, renowned speakers such as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, will include the participation of more than 13,000 startups.

June 17-20 Formula 1 French Grand Prix / Smart and sustainable mobility in Le Castellet, France

The fully autonomous MILLA POD will be at the center of the Smart & Sustainable Mobility event held on site during the Formula 1 French Grand Prix, one of the most popular sporting events in the world. The MILLA POD will demonstrate its world-class technology and innovative approach to increased safety. The POD will operate completely autonomously without an on-board safety driver. Using various sensors, including the Leddar Pixell, the POD creates a virtual bubble of safety and security. Unlike many other autonomous shuttles, the MILLA POD will be remotely supervised by a surveillance engineer who can intervene and take control of the vehicle if necessary. This innovative security redundancy system is under development and will soon be available to allow a single person to monitor up to 10 PODs at a time. MILLA engineers have taken an important step towards even greater safety technology that accelerates consumer confidence in the adoption of fully autonomous vehicles.

“I congratulate the MILLA Group for participating in these prestigious events,” said LeddarTech CEO Charles Boulanger. “LeddarTech is honored to have contributed to its suite of sensors by having our Leddar Pixell selected by the MILLA group. The MILLA Group is committed to the safety and well-being of passengers and vulnerable road users, and LeddarTech shares its commitment. This recognition of safety first has also been recognized by the RATP Group, a public public transport operator present in 13 countries and on 4 continents, responsible for evaluating and qualifying autonomous public vehicles. The RATP reported that the MILLA POD operating systems, including the Leddar Pixell, meet the strict qualification requirements, ”concluded Mr. Boulanger.

“The MILLA Group is proud of the innovative approach that we have adopted in the development of our autonomous vehicles”, declared Frédéric Mathis, President of the MILLA Group. “The decision to engage with LeddarTech has given us complete confidence in the ability of our MILLA PODs to operate safely and efficiently,” continued Mr. Mathis. “It is a great opportunity for our company and a testament to our technology to have the opportunity to demonstrate our PODs at Formula 1 French Grand Prix / Intelligent and Sustainable Mobility and showcase our technology at the VIVA Technology Conference, ”concluded Mr. Mathis.

About the MILLA Group

MILLA Group is a leading independent French company of engineers specializing in the design, development, manufacture and testing of new mobility products and services. MILLA’s new mobility concept offers a sustainable, flexible, scalable and adaptable transport service accessible to all. Since 2019, MILLA shuttles have been rolling daily on open roads at a speed of 30 km / h in autonomous mode, a unique service on Earth. MILLA is today the only mobility operator to offer on-demand and multimodal transport solutions (people and goods) for rural and peri-urban areas. The technologies implemented by MILLA Group also have significant impacts on the automotive industry. Large, world-renowned companies use MILLA’s services, such as robotization and vehicle automation and their experimentation on open roads. www.millagroup.fr/

Contact: Éric Gendarme, Managing Director, MILLA Group, eric.g@milla.net

About LeddarTech

LeddarTech is a leader in environmental sensing platforms for autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assistance systems. Founded in 2007, LeddarTech has evolved into a comprehensive end-to-end environmental sensing company by enabling customers to solve critical sensing and perception issues across the value chain of automotive market segments. and mobility. With its LeddarVision ™ sensor fusion and perception platform and its cost-effective, scalable and versatile LiDAR development solution for automotive-grade solid-state LiDARs based on LeddarEngine ™, LeddarTech enables Tier 1 automotive system integrators -2 to develop battery detection solutions for autonomy levels 1 to 5. These solutions are actively deployed in autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles, smart cities / factories and applications of robotaxi. The company is responsible for several innovations in advanced automotive and mobility remote sensing applications, with more than 95 patented technologies (granted or pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities.

Additional information about LeddarTech can be found at www.leddartech.com and on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact:
Daniel Aitken, Vice President, Global Marketing, Communications and Product Management, LeddarTech Inc.
Phone. : + 1-418-653-9000 ext. 232
daniel.aitken@leddartech.com

Leddar, LeddarTech, LeddarSteer, LeddarEngine, LeddarVision, LeddarSP, LeddarCore, VAYADrive, VayaVision and associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of LeddarTech Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other brands, product names and brands are or may be trademarks or registered trademarks used to identify the products or services of their respective owners.

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/407e36d4-3e07-4f71-9bf4-c5daf605a7b6


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IKEA fined $ 1.2 million for spying on French employees https://baisieux.net/ikea-fined-1-2-million-for-spying-on-french-employees/ Tue, 15 Jun 2021 08:35:00 +0000 https://baisieux.net/ikea-fined-1-2-million-for-spying-on-french-employees/

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court on Tuesday ordered IKEA to pay a fine of 1 million euros ($ 1.21 million) for spying on its French staff, after the world’s largest furniture retailer was recognized guilty of inappropriately collecting and storing data about its employees.

The company logo can be seen outside an IKEA group store in Pace near Rennes, France on June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Stephane Mahe

The French branch of the Swedish company has been accused of snooping its employees for several years and violating their privacy by reviewing their bank account statements and sometimes using bogus employees to write staff reports.

The prosecution had demanded a fine of 2 million euros against the company, owned by the Ingka group.

The company said it was reviewing the court ruling to see if further action was needed, after taking steps to eliminate surveillance tactics.

“IKEA Retail France strongly condemned the practices, apologized and put in place a major action plan to prevent this from happening again,” the company said.

The former general manager of the kit furniture company in France, Jean-Louis Baillot, was also found guilty in this case and sentenced to two years in prison. The judges fined him 50,000 euros for having kept personal data.

The allegations focused on the period 2009-2012, although prosecutors said the espionage tactics began in the early 2000s.

Several store managers and human resources employees as well as a private investigator and police officers were among those targeted by the allegations.

IKEA has also been accused of spying on some customers in the case. He fired several managers and overhauled his internal policy after the allegations came to light in 2012.

The group has been accused of going through employee data to check their finances and personal lives. He acknowledged some of these tactics, although he denied setting up a widespread espionage system.

($ 1 = 0.8238 euros)

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G-7 summit, Netanyahu absent, Djokovic wins: biggest news of the weekend https://baisieux.net/g-7-summit-netanyahu-absent-djokovic-wins-biggest-news-of-the-weekend/ Sun, 13 Jun 2021 20:46:54 +0000 https://baisieux.net/g-7-summit-netanyahu-absent-djokovic-wins-biggest-news-of-the-weekend/

COVID-19 probe in China, 15% tax: what to remember from the G-7 summit

The Group of Seven summit in Cornwall, England ended on Sunday with world leaders calling for collective action to end the COVID-19 pandemic, reinvigorate global economies and take swift action to protect a planet at risk from climate change. Here is what we learned:

  • The G-7 statement called for a “timely, transparent, expert-led, and scientifically-convened by WHO” study into the origins of COVID-19 in China.
  • Leaders pledged to abide by the “Carbis Bay Declaration,” a set of recommendations and actions their countries will take to prevent future pandemics.
  • The aim is to reduce coal consumption: countries will end all government support for international coal-fired electricity production by the end of this year.
  • And executives approved a US plan for a 15% minimum global corporate tax rate

Next on Biden’s agenda is a trip to Brussels for a NATO alliance summit on Monday, then separate talks with European Union leaders on Tuesday. But first, he stopped at Windsor Castle for tea with the Queen.

Israeli lawmakers vote against Netanyahu; new prime minister appointed

Israel’s parliament – the 120-member Knesset – voted on Sunday to swear in a new government, ending Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic 12-year reign. Far-right politician Naftali Bennett, who once worked for Netanyahu, becomes Israel’s new prime minister for two years in a coalition deal that includes eight separate parties and is led by Bennett and centrist Yair Lapid. Lapid will serve as foreign minister and become prime minister after Bennett’s two-year stay. The move relegates Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-serving prime minister, sometimes known as “King Bibi,” to an opposition figure and increases his legal risk as he battles corruption charges in a criminal trial in Classes. In his speech to parliament, Netanyahu made it clear that he did not intend to relinquish the leadership of Likud, promising to “continue the great mission of my life, to ensure the security of Israel.”


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Biden tries to convince G-7 leaders to push back on China: NPR https://baisieux.net/biden-tries-to-convince-g-7-leaders-to-push-back-on-china-npr/ Sun, 13 Jun 2021 04:44:57 +0000 https://baisieux.net/biden-tries-to-convince-g-7-leaders-to-push-back-on-china-npr/

President Biden meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G-7 summit. A White House official said Biden had done a lot of “diplomatic speed-dating” with world leaders.

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President Biden worked hard to try to convince G-7 leaders to take a more assertive stance on China’s human rights abuses and business practices during a weekend of meetings of group and one-to-one sessions that an adviser called “diplomatic speed-dating”.

Biden said he sees China as a key strategic competitor. But other G-7 leaders have sought to work with China in areas such as infrastructure projects and telecommunications. In his first face-to-face meetings with European allies since taking office, Biden sought to mend strained ties in tense international meetings with his predecessor and tried to find common ground on issues posed by Beijing. .

“There were some interesting discussions and a bit of a difference of opinion not on whether the threat was present or not – but on the strength, in terms of action, the various members of the G-7 are ready. to take things, “said a White House official. reporters in an update on the talks.

The aggressiveness of confronting China has been a sticking point. Some G-7 leaders fear damaging critical economic ties.

The White House said the leaders agreed to work together to help finance major infrastructure projects in developing countries. The effort is aimed at countering China’s massive Belt and Road initiative, although the G-7’s version will be “decentralized” and build on development finance initiatives already underway, said an official, noting that concrete details were not yet available.

Biden also urged the G-7 to take a strong stand against China’s use of forced labor in Xinjiang province. Aides said leaders were in favor, but it was not immediately clear how much that sentiment would be reflected in the G-7 communiqué, the intensely negotiated outcome document that shows what leaders agreed to. The statement will be released at the end of the summit on Sunday. Biden also plans to give a press conference at that time.

President Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron met on the sidelines. “I think it’s great that the US president is part of the club and is very willing to cooperate,” Macron said.

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During his meetings with leaders, Biden also spoke about the response to COVID-19, climate change, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and instability in the Sahel region of West Africa, said the White House.

The dynamics were noticeably different for Biden than former President Donald Trump, who disliked multilateral summits and often fought with other leaders.

“For all these matters, what we need is cooperation,” French President Emmanuel Macron said at the start of an hour-long conversation with Biden on a terrace overlooking the seaside.

“And I think it’s great that the US president is part of the club and is very willing to cooperate,” Macron said.

Biden also met with leaders from Germany, Italy and Japan. He met British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison – there as a guest of the G-7. And later he met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, another guest invited to the summit.

Biden will then travel to Brussels for meetings with NATO allies and European leaders on Monday and Tuesday before completing his trip to Geneva for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Get to know the best dogs of the past: NPR https://baisieux.net/get-to-know-the-best-dogs-of-the-past-npr/ Sat, 12 Jun 2021 11:01:06 +0000 https://baisieux.net/get-to-know-the-best-dogs-of-the-past-npr/

Four dog breeds are newly eligible to participate in this year’s Westminster Dog Show. They are (from left to right) a Barbet, a Biewer terrier, a Belgian Laekenois and a Dogo Argentino.

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The Westminster Kennel Club’s 145th Annual Dog Show takes place this weekend, and there’s a lot to say.

For the first time, due to the pandemic, the show moved 28 miles from inside Madison Square Garden in Manhattan to the exterior, on the grounds of the 67-acre Lyndhurst Estate in Tarrytown, NY.

Spectators and vendors will not be allowed into the event in accordance with state COVID-19 regulations. you will be able watch it or broadcast it on Renard. But rest assured, the show is not in the niche for good: the competition has already planned a return to its usual location in New York in 2022.

This year’s show will feature 2,500 dogs from all 50 states and Puerto Rico, as well as 10 additional countries. Two hundred and nine breeds and varieties will compete, including four newly eligible breeds: the Barbet, the Biewer terrier, the Belgian Laekenois and the Dogo Argentino.

Everyone will be able to compete and make history at the Best in Show competition, which will be held on Sunday. Here we will catch up with you with the old winners and meet the new competing races. so what are we waiting for? Let’s meet some dogs.

These new breeds are eligible this year

Now recognized by the American Kennel Club, four breeds are eligible to participate in the Westminster Dog Show. Competing for their first chance in history to appear on the green carpet:

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The Barbet: French water dog, the American Kennel Club describes the Barbet like “a Muppet comes to life”. They are medium in size and fully covered with a dense, long, curly coat. The breed will be classified in the Sporting Group. Six barbets will compete this weekend.

The American Kennel Club describes Biewer Terriers as cheerful dogs with energetic personalities.

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Biewer’s terrier: Pronounced as “beaver”, the Biewer Terrier is a long-haired, tricolor toy breed that will join the Toy Group. These dogs are small but full of energy, and 10 will be competing this weekend.

A Laekenois is the rarest of the four dogs native to Belgium.

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The Belgian Laekenois: This dog is the rarest of the four native Belgian breeds (which also include the Malinois, the Shepherd and the Tervuren) and will join the Herding Group. The Laekenois is protective and has a rough red, brown or gray coat. Six will face off this weekend.

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The Argentine Mastiff: A hunting dog in a pack, the Dogo Argentino has a short, completely white coat. Intelligent and powerful, 14 Dogo Argentinos will compete in the Working Group.

Here are the recent Best In Show winners

As we gear up for the next big dog to bear the laurels of Westminster, let’s check in with past winners over the past five years:

The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is this weekend. Here, last year’s winner, the Standard Poodle Siba, competes.

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2020: Siba

Siba, a Standard Poodle, became the first of his breed in nearly three decades and the fifth Standard Poodle to win the Westminster Best in Show last year. The competition was heated when Siba edged out Daniel, a fan-favorite golden retriever who fans hoped would become the first of his breed to win the award.

King, a fox terrier, poses for photos after winning the Best in Show award at the 143rd Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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2019: King

With royalty already in its name, the King Fox Terrier received the Best in Show crown two years ago. He had been selected from an original peloton of 2,800 dogs as the dogs made their way through the three days of the show until the final competition.

Flynn, a Bichon Frize, won the Best in Show contest in 2018. Here, Flynn is competing.

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2018: Flynn

Flynn, a Bichon Frize, shocked viewers when he was named Best in Show at the 142nd Westminster Dog Show. The White Fluff Ball had previously won Best of Breed for Non-Sporting Dogs before winning the Purple Ribbon.

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2017: Rumor

German Shepherd Rumor (named after Adele’s hit song “Rumor Has It”) was named Westminster Champion in 2017. The second of his breed to win the top prize, Rumor had actually nearly retired for a year previously, when she narrowly lost the competition.

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2016: JC

CJ, a 3 year old German Pointing Dog, won the 140th Westminster Show. Owner Valerie Nunes-Atkinson said she knew CJ had “that extra something” since he was a puppy. CJ won against over 2,700 entries on the 2016 show.

In a show like no other this 145th year, may the best puppy win. But of course we all know the best dog of all is your dog.

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York High School names top 2021 graduates https://baisieux.net/york-high-school-names-top-2021-graduates/ Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:40:51 +0000 https://baisieux.net/york-high-school-names-top-2021-graduates/

York High School has named its top students for the class of 2021. Here is an alphabetical list of those students:

Meg bachelder

Marguerite-Thérèse Bachelder

Margaret Therese (Meg) Bachelder is the daughter of Amy Ryan and Richard Bachelder and the twin sister of William Bachelder. Meg served the 2021 class as president and historian. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the World Languages ​​Honor Society for Spanish, as well as a member of the YHS Eco Club. Meg enjoys dancing and athletics and has been captain of the YHS volleyball and softball teams. She is a member of the YHS Chamber Singers and is a committed violinist, which she started in third grade. She has received the Wellesley College Book Award, numerous academic accolades, and invitations to several leadership conferences including MYAN, RYLA and the WMC Student Athlete Leadership Summit. Meg is passionate about service, the arts, and education and is excited to explore those interests starting this fall at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Billy Bachelder

Guillaume Bachelder

William (Billy) Bachelder – Salutatorian, is the son of Amy Ryan and Dick Bachelder and the twin brother of Meg Bachelder. While at YHS, Billy ran four seasons on the indoor and outdoor track, while also doing cross country during his junior and senior years. He played the trombone in jazz and concert orchestras for four years and managed the 5156A Robotics Team Design Book for three years. Billy was an active participant in the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, as well as the Math Team, Eco Club, and the Speech and Debate Team. He spent two years as a member of TIDALWAVSE and is a member of both the National Honor Society and the World Languages ​​Honor Society for Spanish. He is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship and a candidate for the United States Presidential Fellowship Program. Outside of school, Billy worked at White Pine Programs as a volunteer and camp counselor. An avid visual artist, Billy looks forward to studying visual arts as well as marine science and / or astronomy at Brown University in the fall.

Daphne Gignac

Daphne Stratton Gignac

Daphne Stratton Gignac – Promotion Major, is the daughter of Lisa Stratton and Pierre Gignac. She has been a key member of 100% York Ready for two years, a group she joined after participating in an initiative that successfully banned styrofoam in York. This group allowed her to further develop her interests in environmental protection and educated her on the many political issues surrounding climate change and pollution. At school, she founded the YHS Eco Club and has been co-leading the group for two years. When it comes to sports, Daphne was on the tennis team for the first three years of high school and followed through her senior year. Additionally, she has been volunteering at the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth since the age of twelve. Daphne is a finalist for the National Merit Scholarship and has won 15 academic awards at YHS, including the Rensselaer Medal, the Phi Beta Kappa Academic Achievement Award, and the Brandeis Book Award. She also obtained her Maine State Literacy Seal for French. Daphne enjoys spending as much free time as possible outdoors, exploring the trails and marshes near her home, and hiking as often as she can. Next year, Daphne will go to Yale and major in environmental studies.

Gemma hopkins

Gemma Rose Hopkins

Gemma Rose Hopkins is the daughter of Amy and Eric Hopkins and has lived in York her entire life. While in high school, she was involved in the Eco Club, National Honors Society, World Language Honors Society and a group, in which she played the flute. Gemma participated in Varsity Field Hockey and Track and Field for all four years. For the 2021 State Track and Field Championships, she was part of the winning team in the 4x800m relay. In field hockey, she was named captain in her senior year and appeared in three state championship games. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, running and listening to Taylor Swift. This summer, she plans to babysit and spend as much time as possible outdoors. In the fall, Gemma is thrilled to attend Boston College majoring in Biology, where she hopes to continue to be involved with the school and the community.

Tarunraj Ramgulam

Tarunraj Ramgulam

Tarunraj Ramgulam is the son of Sangeeta and Raj Ramgulam. In September 2014, he left England for America, to join the sixth year at York Middle School. He is a member of the World Languages ​​Honor Society for French and a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth and Study of Exceptional Talent. He has also participated in the National Ocean Science Bowl, the Robotics Club, and the Math Team. Since the summer of 2020 during confinement, he has been volunteering at the Leeward Landing Thrift Store. He was part of the soccer, indoor track and spring track teams throughout his high school career. Tarun also received prizes in mathematics, chemistry and physics. He will attend the California Institute of Technology, where he will study applied and computational mathematics.

Evan Rankin

Evan Bennett Rankin

Evan Bennett Rankin, son of Brett and Leslie Rankin and brother of Brynn Rankin, is a skier, musician and player. He has participated in a wide range of athletics, including winter and spring track, cross-country skiing, golf and tennis. He is, according to MileSplit, the ninth fastest male walker in the country, and has used this skill to go from class to class at high speed. He was part of the jazz and concert orchestras, where he played the piano and tenor saxophone. He has also been involved with Robotics, Drama Club, Eco Club, Debate Team, National Honor Society, Pickleball Club and served as Class President. Academically, Evan has been a National Merit Finalist as well as the recipient of the Xerox Award for Innovation, the Louis Armstrong Award for Jazz Excellence, and academic awards in Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English. Outside of YHS, Evan is an avid ski instructor and hiker. He attended Dartmouth College in the fall where he planned to pursue his passions for innovation, rock climbing and pickleball.

Sophie roe

Sophia palermo roe

Sophia Palermo Roe is the daughter of Carolyn and Steven Roe. In addition to her dedication to school, Sophia has a wide variety of interests. Throughout her high school years, she was heavily involved in both class officers and student government. She enjoyed planning events, raising funds and making changes at YHS. Music is a big part of his life; she plays the clarinet in the harmony orchestra and the violin at the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. Additionally, Sophia enjoys playing volleyball for York and for a club team for the past four years. She is a member of the Société Nationale d’Honneur and the Société Française d’Honneur. Outside of school, she spends time with her friends and works at Whispering Sands Gifts. Sophia will attend Northeastern University next year to study health sciences with a concentration in global health.

Cameron Runte

Cameron Gerard Runte

Cameron Gerard Runte is the proud son of Gerry Runte and Michelle Marean. He is an active varsity soccer player as well as a captain of the indoor and outdoor track and field team. After training, he enthusiastically builds robots for the robotics team, problem-solves in Odyssey of the Mind, and co-runs the Eco Club. With the loss of athletic and extracurricular activities at the end of undergraduate and early senior year, he became an unofficial member of the York Recycling Committee and an active member of the YR100 EcoHomes initiative, following a passion for l ‘environment. He is a member of the National Honor Society and the World Languages ​​Honor Society for German. He has received ten class awards as well as the Suffolk University Book Award over the past four years. He is excited to attend Tufts University next year, where he plans to pursue environmental studies.

Gabriel Sarno

Gabriel Michel Sarno

Gabriel Michael Sarno is the proud son of Samara and Christopher Sarno. He has been involved in the YHS Eco Club, YHS Math Team, YHS Student Government, and has been a member of TIDALWAVSE for three years, as chairman during his final year. An enthusiastic musician, Gabe played the trombone in the concert and jazz group YHS throughout high school, where he auditioned and earned a spot in nine honorary ensembles, including the Maine All-State Jazz Band and the Concert Band. In addition, he was a two-time recipient of the Berklee College of Music Judge’s Choice Award. Gabriel is an avid runner and captained the cross country, winter trail and spring trail teams in his senior year. Throughout his time at York High School, Gabriel received awards in Lifetime Wellbeing, Citizenship Preparation, Band, Jazz Band, AP United States History, AP English and Composition, AP English Literature, and the YHS Outstanding Senior Award. Gabriel is a member of the Société Nationale d’Honneur and the Société Française d’Honneur. Gabriel will be attending Bowdoin College in the fall, where he will major in biology.

Greta shaffer

Greta I Shaffer

Greta I Shaffer is the daughter of Heidi Wefers and Michael Shaffer. She played varsity field hockey on the team that won the Class B Southern Championship. She also competed and played tennis for YHS. Greta is interested in cultures and history of the world. She was able to travel abroad several times as an exchange student and was delighted to welcome a German student for a whole school year. Greta was an active member of the National Honor Society. She received an honorary distinction during her four years of high school. Greta can’t wait to be a counselor this summer at a YMCA night camp where she will complete her final year of a three-year commitment to mentor young girls. There, she will also teach sailing and give swimming lessons. Greta will be attending Northeastern University this fall, majoring in cell and molecular biology, possibly with a minor in history.

Hailey Springer

Hailey Elizabeth Springer

Hailey Elizabeth Springer is the daughter of Bridgette and Todd Springer and has been attending York schools since fourth grade. A dancer at Brixham Danceworks in Berwick for seven years, she was a member of the National Honor Society, attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership (HOBY) seminar, was a member of the film club for four years and participated in the National Ocean Bowl tournaments his junior and senior years. In her final year, Hailey worked hard to create a video documenting the use of solar panels for the York Eco Homes initiative, which supports York’s goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 50% from here 2030. Her passion for the arts, photography, scuba diving and marine conservation also led Hailey to contact National Geographic Explorers to determine the impact of photos on marine conservation research for her AP research project senior. Hailey plans to continue her research while majoring in Communication and Aquatic Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the fall of 2021.


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Sky Super Rugby Transtasman: Hurricanes v Reds live updates https://baisieux.net/sky-super-rugby-transtasman-hurricanes-v-reds-live-updates/ Fri, 11 Jun 2021 08:26:15 +0000 https://baisieux.net/sky-super-rugby-transtasman-hurricanes-v-reds-live-updates/

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All the action between the Hurricanes and the Reds.

Hurricanes captain Ardie Savea is bracing for an “emotional” departure from teammate Ngani Laumape this weekend, but the future of his own playing career remains uncertain.

Savea, the mainstay of the Hurricanes and key forward for the All Blacks, is out of contract with New Zealand rugby at the end of this year and has a big decision to make between staying or pursuing a career elsewhere.

The 27-year-old has spoken openly in the past of a desire to test himself elsewhere, even considering the idea of ​​skipping codes at the NRL.

But for now, Savea says he’s focused on the task at hand: leading his squad in what could be their last Super Rugby Transtasman game of the season against the Reds, with a place in the final still possible. but unlikely.

“Aw shucks. I signed a five-year contract in Europe so… No, just kidding bro,” Savea joked when asked about his future with the Hurricanes.

“I still haven’t decided what to do yet. I kind of focused on repairing my injury. That was my main focus for the past two weeks. I haven’t really thought about it. actually at the moment. But I should. Wait and see.

“Being a leader of this team, and one of the leaders, is just staying in the moment and staying present. I think for me my state of mind has actually been trying to prepare the boys for this week. . I haven’t really thought about it too far. Probably after this week and next week I’ll start thinking about it. As of yet, I haven’t thought about it at all. “

Savea has said that the All Blacks jersey remains a big factor in his decision, but that it will ultimately be guided by a higher power.

“To be the best in the world you have to play against the best in the world. And that can only happen on the international stage.

“The All Blacks and the jersey have always been something really special for me and for many other players around the world.

“I love to play there, but you never know where the holy spirit is taking me and where God is taking me. I just live in the present moment, I live in the present, and wherever the spirit takes me. take it, I’ll go there. “

One player who will be leaving the Hurricanes is Laumape, a close friend and longtime teammate of Savea, who has signed a three-year contract with French club Stade Français.

Savea paid tribute to the assaulting midfielder and hopes for a fitting farewell in his final game in front of the Wellington home crowd.

“He was amazing. I still remember the first phone call when he called me when he was at the Warriors. He asked me ‘how would I do in union’ and I told him he could be there. ‘one of the greatest. For him to come into the union and get into a top team in Super Rugby and be where he is now, I think that’s a testament to himself and his family.

“It’s going to be quite emotional. I have forged a very strong bond with Ngans off the pitch. So I’m delighted he’s going there for his last home race and just to have fun and be free. did amazing things for us with this jersey, but most importantly not [just] on the pitch, but I think he’s done so much more for the players off the pitch, which is a testament to that. “

Savea isn’t the only great player to have signed up for the Hurricanes, with Jordie Barrett also out of contract at the end of this year.

Regardless of what the future holds for what could be a new team beyond 2021, Savea says he will appreciate another opportunity to play and be with the tight-knit squad.

“We all know deep down that this will be the last time this group will be together. And it’s a bit creepy.

“We don’t know who is staying or who is moving away from Ngans. But hopefully after and when the season is over and when we have our post-game function, we can celebrate these guys in the right way and honor them. “

It remains to be seen whether Savea will be part of it.


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