Baisieux Fri, 22 Oct 2021 03:34:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Baisieux 32 32 Mali did not ask any group to negotiate with Islamist militants Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:50:00 +0000 Malian Prime Minister Choguel Maiga addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, USA, September 25, 2021. Kena Betancur / Pool via REUTERS / File Photo

BAMAKO, October 21 (Reuters) – The Malian government said Thursday that it had not formally asked any organization to negotiate on its behalf with Islamist insurgents.

This week, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Religious Affairs said he had asked the High Islamic Council (HCI) to open peace talks with leaders of the local al-Qaeda affiliate with the aim of putting end of a decade of conflict. Read more

“The government informs the national and international public that to date, no national or international organization has been officially mandated to carry out such activity,” the government said in a statement.

Malian authorities have endorsed the idea of ​​talks and quietly supported local peace initiatives with militants as security deteriorates and Islamist groups expand beyond their traditional strongholds.

But the strategy is opposed by Mali’s main military ally, France. French President Emmanuel Macron said in June that his troops would not conduct joint operations with countries negotiating with Islamist militants.

Reporting by Tiemoko Diallo Writing by Alessandra Prentice. Editing by Gerry Doyle

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Dickey Announces AD Associate for Compliance Thu, 21 Oct 2021 20:51:15 +0000

BOISE, Idaho – Boise State Director of Athletics Jeramiah dickey announced on Thursday the hiring of Nathan Burk as the Broncos’ associate athletic director for compliance.

Burk will oversee the Broncos’ compliance office and be part of the department’s leadership team, in addition to managing the cross country and men’s and women’s track and field programs as the Senior Sport Administrator.

“I am delighted to add Nathan to our management team,” said Dickey. “He’s a leader, he has extensive experience in college athletics and his blue collar and team first mentality will fit well into our department. I look forward to having Nathan, Jen and their four children – Brynlee (11), Hudson (9), Olivia (6) and Madison (2) – in Boise. “

Burk had spent the previous four years as Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Administration at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where he assisted with the executive direction and strategic planning of the Vaqueros athletic department. . In addition to the compliance office, Burk also oversaw the department’s bodybuilding and fitness and sports medicine teams, and was the athletic program administrator for both men’s and women’s tennis.

“I would first like to thank the director of athletics Jeramiah dickey and the members of the search committee for giving me this opportunity to join the athletics department at Boise State, ”said Burk. “Throughout this process, I was taken by the passion of everyone I met at Boise State. The love, pride and enthusiasm they show for their university and their city is inspiring. I look forward to building on the incredible foundation that has been established in Boise and working together as a campus community to find out what lies ahead for the Broncos. “

Prior to joining the UT Rio Grande Valley team, Burk served as BYU’s Director of Compliance for over three years. He oversaw all aspects of compliance for the Cougars’ football, softball and golf and men’s and women’s tennis programs. He has also worked to educate student-athletes, coaches, staff and boosters on institutional, conference and NCAA rules and regulations.

Burk joined BYU staff from Utah, where he served as deputy director of compliance for two years. In this role, he oversaw all recruiting activities, assisted with all waivers, investigations and interpretation requests, and was involved in other compliance matters for student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Burk began his career as a compliance intern at American University in the 2011-12 academic year.

A native of Farmington, Utah, Burk received his JD from American University Washington College of Law in 2012, his BA in French from Utah in 2008, and an associate degree from Dixie State in 2006.

Burk’s start date is slated for October 29, 2021.

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Polish PGNiG says Nord Stream 2 will increase risks to EU gas supply Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:13:00 +0000 A road sign directs traffic to the entrance to the Nord Stream 2 gas line landing facility in Lubmin, Germany, September 10, 2020. REUTERS / Hannibal Hanschke

WARSAW, Oct.21 (Reuters) – The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will increase threats to the security of gas supplies to the European Union, Polish gas giant PGNiG (PGN.WA) said in a submission as part of the proceeding certification of the pipeline operator.

Poland, which has taken steps to reduce its dependence on Russian gas supplies, has repeatedly expressed its objections to Nord Stream 2, saying it will further strengthen Gazprom’s dominant position (GAZP.MM ) In the region.

“The current situation on the European Union gas market proves the extent of the risks to security of supply created by the Nord Stream 2 project,” PGNiG CEO Pawel Majewski said in a statement. .

“As there is spare capacity on existing pipelines, Nord Stream 2 does not need to increase gas supply to EU Member States,” he added.

The pipeline, funded by Russian energy giant Gazprom and its European partners, is expected to gain certification from a German regulator to begin commercial sales of natural gas, although the approval process could take several months.

Russia has said that Nord Stream 2, which is expected to double Moscow’s annual gas export capacity under the Baltic Sea to 110 billion cubic meters, could relieve the European gas market, which is struggling with tight supplies and rising prices.

Reporting by Anna Koper; Editing by Kirsten Donovan

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Grant Provides Funding to Minority Artists to Create Change in New Haven Community Thu, 21 Oct 2021 02:56:00 +0000 $ 600,000 has been awarded to 17 local artists and creative projects in the hope that they will make a difference in the town of Elm.

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut – In an effort to promote community healing and racial justice, the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven has partnered with the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.

$ 600,000 was awarded to 17 local artists and creative projects under the Racial Equity and Creative Healing Grant (REACH) Through the Arts.

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The hope is that artists will make a difference in the New Haven area.

Two grant recipients are: community podcaster Rebekah Moore of #ThaTeam Podcast and local muralist Kwadow Adea of ​​Adae Fine Art Academy.

“This grant really helps us to empower community members to appreciate art, to have access to art, which might not have been the case before,” Adea told FOX61.

The REACH grant made it possible to fully finance the changes of Community initiative.

Luciana McClure, of the REACH Grant Advisory Group, said total funding was vital to seeing and helping community transition through art.

“It was a collective effort by the community to rethink how grants are awarded by how they reach artists and creatives,” McClure explained. “The artist has to cover the costs. Then he has to pay himself and be able to survive while creating his work.”

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McClure said the grant creation and selection process took about six months, all of the recipient projects were heavily dependent on the grant and were all local minority artists.

Moore said receiving the grant left her speechless. She added that the money is an investment to create a way to help high school students in the area learn the art of podcasting and that it will create much needed mentorship and opportunity for students.

“They’re going to fully manage their show, they’re going to come up with their topics and their content,” Moore explained. “You know, there can be tears, there can be laughter. It’s just an outlet.”

For Adea, he said it would cover the cost of uniting the community and creating a three-story mural on the side of Hillside Family Shelter.

“I wanted to create a symbol of beauty on the walls and this area, a three story mural of orchards, so you can see that there is hope,” Adea explained.

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He said a project of this magnitude could be expensive, so funding from the REACH grant has been vital in creating art and the community to help print Elm City.

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UK Covid: Britain has more new cases than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined Wed, 20 Oct 2021 16:47:00 +0000 “We are sacrificing our chance to see loved ones at Christmas, so we have a better chance of protecting their lives so that we can see them in the coming Christmases,” Johnson said, taking a potentially life-defining step he had. excluded only a few days. earlier.

But the Delta variant – even more transmissible than the Alpha strain that spoiled last year’s festivities – hasn’t gone away.

The country has quietly endured stubbornly high cases, hospitalizations and deaths compared to the rest of Europe. Britain has recorded nearly half a million cases in the past two weeks – and nearly 50,000 on Monday – more than France, Germany, Italy and Spain combined. The UK reported 223 deaths on Tuesday, the highest daily figure since early March.

Johnson has moved away from much of the European Union in his approach; While a number of countries on the continent have introduced vaccine passports, England has suspended its initial plan to do so. Wearing a mask and social distancing and other measures are no longer required by law in Britain.

This contrasts with much stricter measures in several European countries, where proof of vaccination or a negative test is required to visit bars and restaurants or to work in several fields, including healthcare.

British hospitals are now on the verge of collapsing again under the pressure of new admissions. And the country’s early vaccination success risks being wiped out by a jerky rollout of booster vaccines and vaccines for children.

“Great policies lead to great results,” Deepti Gurdasani, epidemiologist at Queen Mary University in London, told CNN. “It’s very predictable. It’s a consequence of opening everything up.”

“We are approaching winter, and things are only going to get worse,” she added.

Some things can still stop; Johnson’s spokesman admitted on Monday that a “difficult” winter awaits us, and the Prime Minister has refused to rule out a return of mask warrants or tighter restrictions to protect the country’s National Health Service (NHS) in the coming weeks.

But experts – including Johnson’s own healthcare chiefs – are calling for a more urgent change in approach.

The NHS Confederation, which represents the providers of the service, urged the government on Wednesday to switch to its ‘Plan B’ package, which would include European-style vaccination passes and more mask warrants. But the government has ruled out the move for now, insisting only that it is closely monitoring the numbers in the case.

“There are a whole host of ways (in which) we are out of step with Western Europe and the rest of the world,” said Martin McKee, professor of European public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

“We have seen in other European countries that collective measures make a big difference,” he said. “We should ask ourselves: are we right? (Because) there is no proof that we are right.”

A stuttering vaccine rollout

The driving force behind Britain’s renewed optimism for the New Year was its vaccination program, which topped most countries on its initial scale and defined the narrative of what Johnson described as the triumphant emergence of Britain from the pandemic.

But the country is struggling to repeat those early successes as it tries to vaccinate adolescents and roll out booster shots for the elderly and at risk.

“The deployment of the booster in England is failing to keep pace with the deployment of the first and second doses of vaccine,” John Roberts, consultant to the Covid-19 Actuaries Response group, which tracks vaccination figures, warned Monday.

More than a month after the start of the booster shots, less than half of the twice-vaccinated over-80s received a supplement. “It is clear that accelerating the deployment of the booster is vital to reduce the pressure on health services and minimize Covid-related deaths this fall and winter,” he said.

The group estimated that at the current rate, the 22 million people who make up the country’s high-risk groups will not be triply vaccinated until the end of January, despite initial government promises that the program would protect people for the sake of it. winter.

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Vaccines continue to reduce the number of Covid-19 patients who need hospital treatment, but declining immunity makes the pace of deployment particularly important. The majority of people over 40 in Britain were initially vaccinated with the partially cultivated Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, which was shown to be less effective against the Delta variant than the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna.

A preprint from a Public Health England (PHE) study found that the vaccine’s protection against infection fell from 66.7% to 47% after 20 weeks, compared to a 90% drop to 70% for the vaccine. Pfizer. Separate research from PHE found that AstraZeneca’s effectiveness against Delta hospitalization fell from just over 90% to just under 80% after 140 days, while its effectiveness against death remained. close to 90%. Pfizer remained above 90% in both measures.

Many experts attribute the lack of momentum in the UK vaccination campaign to months of positive assurances from the Johnson government.

“All of the government’s messages and actions suggest we are out of danger,” Gurdasani said.

“There have been a lot of messages that the pandemic is basically over, so a lot of people are thinking, ‘why bother? McKee added.

Adolescents in England have to wait to be vaccinated at school, which has hampered the rollout.

There are also concerns on the other end of the age spectrum, as the NHS strives to vaccinate over 12s and avoid a repeat of the widespread transmission in schools that has disrupted much of the summer term in June and July.

This program got off to a false start amid initial conflicting opinions from the country’s scientific bodies; while France, for example, started vaccinating under-18s in June, the UK government only gave the green light in September.

1.2 million adolescents have now received a dose of a vaccine and only 260,000 have seen two doses in England.

“The problem is not that teenagers don’t want to take it. There are many who are desperate to get it, but it is not offered in school yet,” Gurdasani said.

Schools have complained about the lack of immunization staff, and England’s delay in allowing adolescents to visit national immunization centers has put it behind Scotland in immunizing the group of age.

“There is a loss of direction here,” McKee said. “It’s not clear who is in charge.”

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UK Covid-19 rates are climbing above most European rates, but its mitigation measures remain minimal.

“The government is totally dependent on the immunization program, which is now going very timidly,” McKee said. “There really needs to be an urgent examination of our differences from other countries, and an assessment: should we be different? What is the reason ? “

McKee joined many experts in calling for a package of measures that reflect the continent. Several European countries, including France and Italy, have rolled out Covid-19 passes and demanded vaccination of healthcare workers, while many others still use mask warrants in the crowded spaces that the Kingdom has. -Uni does not use.
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Johnson, on the other hand, went back on his original plans to introduce similar measures. “Vaccine passes have an important role to play; the French and Italian experience shows that this is the case, ”said McKee. The number of cases has remained low in both countries since the measures were introduced.

Healthcare is devolved in the UK and vaccine passes have been announced in Wales and Scotland. Meanwhile, Johnson is keeping them in reserve as part of his ‘Plan B’ scenario for England – but with infection rates so high every day, many are wondering why Plan A is still in effect.

“We have extremely high infection rates in children (and) they have spread to the elderly population,” Gurdasani said. “We are approaching winter, and things are only going to get worse.”

Another challenge is Covid fatigue among the public. Mass events are underway without any vaccination requirements and little evidence of the pandemic remains on UK main streets during peak periods.

Only 40% of Britons still regularly practice social distancing, up from 62% in mid-July and 85% in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. The same recurrent study also observed a gradual decline in the wearing of masks.

For some, this trend is alarming. “We’ve had 30 to 40,000 cases a day for months now. There is no other country that tolerates this… (but) this has been normalized” in the UK, Gurdasani said.

A row of ambulances in London in January.  Health workers fear similar scenes this winter if infections continue to climb.

The steady stream of hospitalizations has not increased dramatically over the past two months, but neither has it declined significantly; official figures show more than 700 new patients entering facilities every day.

That leaves hospitals, which are already struggling to overcome a backlog of delayed treatments during the pandemic, eagerly awaiting another winter wave.

NHS England last week said more people were waiting for treatment than at any time since it started keeping records – 5.7 million – as healthcare workers battled September busiest on record this year.

“There is no doubt that the NHS is booming, with the highest number of A&E patients ever seen in September, 14 times as many covid patients in hospital compared to the same month last year and a record high of 999 ambulance calls, “said Professor Stephen Powis. the NHS national medical director said of the numbers.

The direction winter takes is still not inevitable. “There are so many unknowns,” McKee said, noting that previous spikes in infections anticipated this year have not materialized.

But experts and hospital staff fear a new strain. “It’s not a place most healthcare workers want to be,” Gurdasani added. “It really scares me that we’re in this place before winter.”

And, as the year draws to a close, the nature of Britain’s second pandemic Christmas remains unclear.

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Supporters of I-45 expansion assess TxDOT panel premises, organizers say Wed, 20 Oct 2021 14:40:16 +0000 An upcoming dollar-rich luncheon featuring a panel of Texas Department of Transportation officials at the Omni Hotel in Houston is angering community advocates who say the public should have free access to those in power.

The Houston-based Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG) is hosting its state of TxDOT discussion on Thursday with Laura Ryan, a member of the Texas Transportation Commission, and Eliza Paul, TxDOT engineer for the District of Houston. Ryan and Paul will discuss “TxDOT’s incredible work for the past year and bold planning for the future,” according to the TAG website. Tickets for the lunch and discussion cost $ 160 for the general public and $ 85 for TAG members.

TAG is a major proponent of TxDOT’s controversial North Houston Freeway Improvement Project, which will force more than 1,000 families from their homes across a prominent estate. The project will widen Interstate 45 from downtown to North Beltway 8 and reorient the freeway around downtown.

The price of admission is just one element of the meeting frustrating supporters of the Stop TxDOT I-45 campaign, who scheduled a counter-discussion titled “The True State of TxDOT” just an hour before the event. Thursday’s TAG. Members at stop 45 will gather in a park near the hotel and head to the building entrance before lunch begins at 11:00 a.m.

Community advocates have protested against NHHIP for years.

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“The epicenter for all of us is who can tell the story of TxDOT? TAG and TxDOT are doing this very expensive fundraiser that you have to pay huge sums of money to to tell this story, ”said Ally Smither, organizer with Stop TxDOT I-45. “They are exploiting the people that TxDOT’s negative plans will affect. It is very unfair.”

Andrea French, executive director of TAG Houston, defended the high ticket prices, citing the location as one of the reasons for charging so much.

“I think people are paying attention to the fact that we’ve been doing these things for the last 10 years,” French said. “We can’t have a free event at the Omni, it’s just not something we can do with our budget, certainly not multiple events a year. We need to charge something to cover the cost of hosting a lunch. a perception that we are bigger and richer than we are, and that is just not true.

“I understand,” French said. “I understand what the optics look like.”

The Texas Transportation Commission, of which Ryan is a member, voted unanimously to go ahead with funding for the I-45 expansion project. He is currently on hold after the federal government intervened to investigate potential civil rights violations related to how current plans almost exclusively target communities of color, according to Kennedy Sessions in Texas Signal.

Plans for the North Houston Freeway Improvement Project include the foreclosure of more than 1,000 homes and several businesses and churches for expansion.

Plans for the North Houston Freeway Improvement Project include the foreclosure of more than 1,000 homes and several businesses and churches for expansion.

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TAG explicitly advocates protecting TxDOT’s power to seize property via eminent domain, a tactic that has become a major point of contention for its opponents with Stop TxDOT I-45.

“We’re not saying we don’t want a project,” Smither said. “We want good transportation for Houston. We want fair projects that don’t widen the footprint, destroy people’s homes, or destroy historic properties in these communities. TAG (and TxDOT) have the ability to stand up for that and set a standard for the rest of the United States. They might be on the right side of history, but right now they’re not. “

The Stop TxDOT I-45 group will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Weiss Park before walking to the Omni Hotel. Tickets for the TAG lunch, which starts at 11 a.m., are available online.

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Realme GT Neo 2 vs OnePlus Nord 2: Price, Specs and Features Compared Wed, 20 Oct 2021 09:04:00 +0000 The Realme GT Neo 2 is the latest entrant in the premium smartphone segment. It is also the latest smartphone from the company to join the growing Realme GT series in India. It comes with an impressive set of specs for its price. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, has a 120 Hz display and a 64-megapixel triple rear camera.

With its specifications and price, the Realme GT Neo 2 also rivals smartphones from brands like Samsung, OnePlus and Vivo. Here is a comparison between the Realme GT Neo 2 and the OnePlus Nord 2.


The Realme GT Neo 2 starts at 31,999 for the base variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also comes with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and this variant is priced at 35,999. OnePlus Nord 2 starts at a slightly lower price of 27,999 for the 6GB + 128GB variant, and it goes up to 34,999.

Display, design

The Realme GT Neo 2 features a 6.62-inch Full HD + display with a 120Hz refresh rate. The OnePlus Nord 2 has a smaller 6.43-inch Full HD + display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Hz but an AMOLED panel. In terms of design, the Realme GT Neo 2 and OnePlus Nord 2 feature a perforated display and come in three color options.

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The Realme GT Neo 2 features a polycarbonate back with a glossy matte finish. Even though it has a plastic body, the smartphone looks and feels quite high-end. The Realme GT Neo 2 has a more striking look than the OnePlus Nord 2. But a smaller screen on the Nord 2 also makes a form factor more practical. That’s not to say the OnePlus Nord 2 looks bad. In fact, its green color variant has a leathery feel.


Under the hood of the Realme GT Neo 2 is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 5G processor. On the OnePlus Nord 2, you get the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 chipset. Both chipsets are the same, so you shouldn’t see much difference in the performance of either phone when gaming or doing any other task. .

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The Realme GT Neo 2 packs a 5,000mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging. The smartphone is said to offer 33 hours of calling, 88 hours of music playback and eight hours of gaming. The OnePlus Nord 2 has a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery, but supports 65W fast charging that’s supposed to give a day’s worth of power in just 15 minutes.


There is a triple rear camera setup on the Realme GT Neo 2 that includes a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The OnePlus Nord 2 also has a triple rear camera setup with a 50-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel mono lens. For selfies, the Realme GT Neo 2 and OnePlus Nord 2 have a 16-megapixel and 32-megapixel camera, respectively. We looked at both phones and in our camera tests, the Nord 2 was found to perform better in daytime and in low light.

RAM and storage

You can get the Realme GT Neo 2 in two variants of 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 12GB RAM + 256GB storage. The OnePlus Nord 2 is available in three configurations of 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 12GB + 256GB. The ideal difference between the 6GB and 8GB RAM variants is not very obvious in the everyday use, so if you’re not a very heavy user, saving money with a 6GB Nord 2 might be a good idea.


There are color options for the Realme GT Neo 2 – green, blue, and black. OnePlus Nord 2 is also available in three colors: blue, green and gray.


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Town of Dighton Invites Community Members to Attend Special Briefing on Town Mandate Article Tue, 19 Oct 2021 20:38:44 +0000 For immediate release

DIGHTON – The Selectmen of Dighton Board of Trustees, working with City Administrator Michael Mullen, would like to invite community members to attend an upcoming briefing on the special meeting mandate articles. the city (STM) next week.


Monday October 25 from 7 p.m.


Old Dighton Town Hall, 1111 Somerset Ave.


In preparation for the next special municipal assembly on November 1, the board of directors will organize a special briefing on municipal assembly mandate articles on Monday. During the session, community members will have the opportunity to learn more about the 40 mandate articles presented at the special municipal assembly.

The Board of Selectmen, heads of departments, councils and members of the committees who proposed the articles of the mandate will be present. During the session, they will present additional information on the proposed articles of their mandate and will be able to answer questions from community members.

The presentations will also be accompanied by all the recommendations that have been made so far by the Selection Board and the Finance Committee on their respective articles.

“It is important that we provide residents with background and information so that we are all able to make informed decisions in preparation for the special city meeting on November 1,” said the chairman of the board of directors of Selectmen, Kenneth Pacheco. “The Board of Selectmen gives top priority to providing accessible and transparent information to residents. We hope to see everyone take this opportunity to familiarize themselves with the articles on the proposed mandates and to hear from the various boards, committees and heads of departments present. “

Articles on the proposed warrants include an article on funding to pay the debt service of the new police department building to reduce the tax rate, as well as proposals for a number of capital investments, proposed regulations, street acceptances and a number of other matters. To consult all the articles on the proposed mandates, click here.

All information presented in the Town Special Assembly Mandates article briefing will be uploaded to the town’s website and shared after the session.


]]> PSG vs RB Leipzig: UEFA Champions League live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, news, odds, time Tue, 19 Oct 2021 13:56:00 +0000

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Paris Saint-Germain are looking to build on their victory over Manchester City in their final UEFA Champions League Group A game on Paramount + when they host RB Leipzig on Tuesday. The Germans, meanwhile, are looking to save their season at UCL after opening up defeats at City and Club Brugge.

PSG’s double schedule could be crucial for US coach Jesse Marsch as the Bundesliga side pursue their first points of the campaign and Neymar’s absence due to a groin injury could help the visitors account given his good performance against them during the last meetings.

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Date: Tuesday October 19 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Parc des Princes – Paris, France
TV & Streaming: Paramount +
Odds: PSG -188; Draw +340; Leipzig +500 (via Caesars Sportsbook)

News from the PSG and RB Leipzig teams

PSG: Neymar (groin), Leandro Paredes (thigh) and Sergio Ramos (fitness) all came out.

Leipzig: Dani Olmo, Brian Brobbey and Marcel Halstenberg are all out, but Christopher Nkunku is fit enough to return to Paris after facing Freiburg last weekend.


PSG: The French giants dominate Group A with four out of six possible points, but beat rivals City last time with Lionel Messi opening his account in Paris. The last time these two met, PSG beat Leipzig 1-0 thanks to a Neymar penalty as both sides came out of the group stage at the expense of Manchester United. The Parisians have lost only once all season away at Stade Rennais before the international break and found their way back to victory against Angers SCO last Friday.


Marsch’s men lost at home to Brugge last time around and suffered a heavy defeat at City with ex-PSG man Nkunku scoring all four of Die Roten Bullen’s Champions League goals so far. RBL are winless out of five on the road and are in dire need of points if they are to avoid abandoning Europe altogether, with the Belgians leading the way to at least qualify for the UEFA Europa League. Leipzig beat the French capital side in last year’s group stage as the two placed in the top two in Group H.


A narrow home win to make matters worse for Marsch and his team. The absence of Neymar will obviously impact PSG but Messi and Kylian Mbappe still make Mauricio Pochettino’s men dangerous in attack. It’s a key stretch for Leipzig, but the Germans will have an easier time taking points from the Ligue 1 powerhouse at home. To take: PSG 2-1 Leipzig.

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A French study to determine if living near a vineyard increases the risk of pesticides Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:22:03 +0000

A new study was launched today (October 19) to find out whether people living near vineyards in France are at greater risk of exposure to pesticides than those who do not.

The PestRiv study will collect data from 3,350 adults aged 18 to 79 and children over three years randomly selected from six regions and is being conducted by Public Health France and the National Health Security Agency of food, environment and work (ANSES).

The regions are: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Grand Est, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Within these regions, 250 study areas were identified in municipalities located less than 500 meters from vineyards and, for comparison, more than 1,000 meters from other crops or more than 1,000 meters from all. crops, including vineyards.

The method of cultivation of the vine will also be taken into account. The vineyards were selected because they use “perennial crops with relatively high treatment frequencies and are often scattered around homes”, specifies Jean-Luc Volatier, from the risk assessment service of ANSES.

A first cycle of data collection will take place from October 2021 to February 2022, a period of the year during which the use of pesticides in vineyards is low, and a second cycle will take place from March to August 2022, when it increases.

The study will include bioassays on urine and hair samples, and environmental testing on dust in the air in homes, water samples, and fruits and vegetables grown in participants’ gardens.

When the pesticides are identified, the researchers will try to identify the source of exposure in order to find “objectively which sources contribute the most to exposure to pesticides and adapt prevention measures”.

Sources of exposure can include indoor or outdoor air, food, or occupational exposure.

The results of the study are expected in 2024.

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