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  • Bloomberg gets oil companies, dozens of others to join climate disclosure pact

    12/12/2017 3:49:24 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | John Siciliano
    Billionaire Michael Bloomberg helped kick off the second anniversary of the Paris climate change accord on Tuesday by announcing a new agreement by 237 firms vowing to support the former New York mayor's push to get companies to disclose climate-related financial data. "Climate change poses both economic risks and opportunities," Bloomberg said in a statement as chairman of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. "But right now, companies don’t have the data they need to accurately measure the risks and evaluate the opportunities." He said the lack of climate-related financial data "prevents" the private sector from making investments that...
  • Bonn: India’s Wakeup Call

    12/05/2017 6:00:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | December 5, 2017 | Vijay, Jayaraj
    The recent climate conference at Bonn signaled the end of the climate doomsday movement, and provided a compelling reason for India’s resignation from the Paris agreement.At Bonn, India and China (highest emitter of carbon dioxide), voiced the concerns of developing countries against restrictive climate policies that threatened the growth of their economies.India, for example, faces huge challenges in its energy sector. Nearly 300 million people in India still have no access to uninterrupted electricity.The major challenges at Bonn, however, came from an unlikely camp—the top emitters in the developed world, namely the U.S. and Germany.The Bonn proceedings were not any...
  • Obama Can’t Resist Urge to Bash Trump Overseas

    12/04/2017 7:40:55 AM PST · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12-4-17 | Mike LaChance
    This weekend, Obama proved once again that he is incapable of affording his successor the same courtesy shown by his predecessor. While speaking in Paris, Obama cited a lack of American leadership on climate change. The Associated Press reports: "Obama cites ‘absence of American leadership’ on climate Former U.S. President Barack Obama is ending a five-day international trip in Paris, where he had lunch with French President Emmanuel Macron and gave a speech to business leaders....
  • We the People Pledge to Fight Climate Change

    12/04/2017 6:26:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 4, 2017 | By LAURENCE TUBIANA
    President Trump’s declaration on June 1, 2017, that he was withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change, which I helped to design, was framed as a call to nationalism, saying he was “elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” But 75 percent of Pittsburghers voted for Hillary Clinton, who was in favor of the agreement, and since then the mayors of Pittsburgh and Paris have together endorsed the Paris agreement, in the joint goal of building a cleaner, safer world. Many regions still face pressing issues around decarbonization of power and industry. Europe...
  • Egyptian News Reveals Minutes Of Palestinian Authority Meeting With Kerry,Rice,Coordination On 2334

    12/31/2016 1:50:03 PM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 12-30-16
    Egyptian Daily Close To Egyptian Intelligence Reveals Minutes Of Secret Palestinian Authority Meeting With John Kerry, Susan Rice; U.S.-Palestinian Coordination On UNSC 2334; Rice Says Trump Administration's Policy Will Be 'Dangerous' In mid-December 2016, a Palestinian Authority (PA) delegation met in Washington with officials from the outgoing Obama administration for secret talks. On December 27, the Egyptian daily Al-Youm Al-Sabi', which is close to Egyptian intelligence services, published an exposé of the minutes of the secret talks. According to the report, by Ahmed Gomaa, the Palestinian delegation included PLO Executive Committee secretary and negotiating team leader Saeb Erekat; Palestinian...
  • Paris wins battle to host European Banking Authority

    11/22/2017 2:46:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | FIONA MAXWELL
    Paris will be the new home of the relocating European Banking Authority, which is required to move from London following the Brexit vote. A vote among the remaining 27 EU countries took place in Brussels on Monday to decide the future location of the EBA, as well as the European Medicines Agency — which is headed to Amsterdam.
  • France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

    11/19/2017 3:32:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 19 November 2017 17:16 CET+01:00 | AFP
    French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country’s interior minister said on Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an unacceptable use of public space. “They will not have prayers on the street; we will prevent street praying,” Interior Minister Gerard Collomb told Questions Politics (Franceinfo, France Inter, Le Monde). Prayers in the street have taken place every Friday in the multiethnic suburb of Clichy-la-Garenne since March to protest the closure of a popular local mosque that had operated in a government building but since...
  • Reagan Reborn: Emmanuel Macron Set to Lead a French Economic Revolution

    11/18/2017 9:54:45 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 2017 | Thomas Landstreet
    We took a look at Macron’s character; does he mean what he says?... What kind of a leader will he be? We analyzed many of his speeches, including his recent 2-hour address to the parliament on opening day, and we’ve found his rhetoric to be similar to that of U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Now, all politicians give great speeches. What’s notable about Macron’s is his brazen criticism of the state and its socialist policies; his gentle admonitions to his countrymen about the poor state of affairs that they’ve allowed their country to end up in. Here’s a sample of his...
  • Sharpton: “Outlaw Semi-Automatic Weapons”

    11/12/2017 6:46:35 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of the obstacles to rational discussion of guns in America is the profound ignorance about guns on the part of many pushing for tighter controls. Take Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show this morning. Debating the subject with Liberty University Professor Daniel Howell in the context of the Sutherland Springs church massacre, Sharpton decried the availability of automatic and “semi-automatic weapons.” A bit later, Sharpton suggested that “we should outlaw automatic weapons, semi-automatic weapons.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • French mayor leads protest to stop Muslim worshipers praying in street

    11/11/2017 10:29:12 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies ^ | 10 November 2017 17:09 CET+01:00
    A French mayor and dozens of other MPs and elected councilors from around the Paris region sang the Marseillaise on Friday as they marched towards around 200 Muslim worshipers in a bid to stop them praying in the street. The standoff, which was caught in several video clips, took place in the Paris suburb of Clichy on Friday afternoon. The local right-wing mayor, Rémi Muzeau, led the march after growing infuriated by the presence of hundreds of Muslim worshipers praying on the town’s market square every Friday for the past nine months. Images relayed from the scene near Clichy Town...
  • The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates

    11/13/2015 7:56:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 43 replies
    SteynOnline ^ | 11/13/15 | Mark Steyn
    As I write, Paris is under curfew for the first time since the German occupation, and the death toll from the multiple attacks stands at 158, the vast majority of them slaughtered during a concert at the Bataclan theatre, a delightful bit of 19th century Chinoiserie on the boulevard Voltaire. The last time I was there, if memory serves, was to see Julie Pietri. I'm so bloody sick of these savages shooting and bombing and killing and blowing up everything I like - whether it's the town where my little girl's favorite fondue restaurant is or my favorite hotel in...
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • France's 'Mama Jihad' jailed for 10 years for encouraging jihadist son

    10/06/2017 11:27:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 6 October 2017 17:09 CEST+02:00
    A Frenchwoman nicknamed “Mama Jihad”, who traveled to Syria three times to support her jihadist son was handed a 10-year jail sentence on Friday in the latest case against parents of ISIS fighters. Christine Rivière, 51, was convicted of being part of a terrorist organization. She was given the maximum sentence for her “unfailing commitment” to jihad and for helping a number of young women travel to Syria as part of her attempts to find a bride for her son Tyler Vilus, with whom she was described as having an “inseparable relationship”. Vilus traveled to Syria to fight alongside the...
  • Trump told that Paris Agreement is ‘irreversible and non-negotiable’

    09/17/2017 10:30:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | September 17, 2017 | Sam Morgan
    The terms of the Paris Agreement are set in stone, the EU, China and Canada agreed at a summit in Montreal this weekend, while Washington was forced to deny that the US is planning to stay in the accord. Ahead of a UN General Assembly meeting in New York this week and the COP23 climate summit in Bonn in November, EU, Chinese and Canadian officials met in Montreal on Friday and Saturday (15-16 September) to present a united front against the United States on climate action. The US was represented at the meeting by an observer who, according to EU...
  • Muslim workers at Paris airport sue after sacked for refusing to shave beards

    09/07/2017 8:52:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies ^ | 7 September 2017 13:40 CEST+02:00
    An industrial tribunal on Thursday hears the case of four Muslim former security guards at Orly airport who say they were discriminated against when sacked for refusing to shave off their beards in the wake of the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris. Soon after those jihadist attacks that left 130 dead, management from the Securitas security firm summoned several male staff members working for it at Orly, all of them Muslim and all of them bearded. They were told that with passengers on edge, it would be appreciated if they could all trim or shave off their beards to...
  • Parisians feeling increasingly safe despite terror threat

    09/05/2017 8:12:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies ^ | 5 September 2017 15:17 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Despite the string of terror attacks in Paris since 2015, Parisians feel secure, according to the latest in-depth survey by the Paris region’s Urban Planning Institute. The results of the enquiry, which attempts to gauge how safe residents of the French capital feel going about their daily lives, are published every two years. Conducted by market research company Kantar TNS, the survey, introduced in 1998, asks 10,500 people living in the Paris area, aged 15 and up, a series of “rigorous” questions to see how far people living there feel secure. And the results were perhaps a bit surprising. According...
  • Venezuela's opposition-led congress seeks support in Paris

    09/04/2017 12:34:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 4, 2017 | Reuters Staff
    PARIS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s opposition-led congress leaders met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron to press for humanitarian aid to their crisis-hit nation, on the first leg of a European tour seeking support against President Nicolas Maduro. Maduro’s government has been criticised by the United Nations, Washington and other governments for failing to allow the entry of foreign aid to ease a severe economic crisis, while it overrides Venezuela’s opposition-led congress and jails hundreds of opponents. “I stressed the urgency of opening up the door to humanitarian aid in Venezuela,” congress President Julio Borges said, adding that Macron had...
  • Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation

    09/04/2017 12:50:46 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 49 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 | David Chazan
    Parisians protest 'genocide' of rats as city battles rodent infestation By David Chazan, paris 3 SEPTEMBER 2017 • 6:11PM Thousands of Parisians have signed a petition denouncing efforts to control a rat infestation as a rodent “genocide.” The French capital is facing its worst rat crisis in decades, and rapid proliferation of the animals has forced several parks to close temporarily amid fears that children could be bitten or infected by disease. Paris authorities are spending £14 million this year on “deratisation”. But some residents have spoken out in defence of the creatures. Influenced perhaps by the loveable rat Remy...
  • Disney apologizes after boy told he couldn’t attend princess party

    08/31/2017 3:41:15 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    WWLP ^ | August 31, 2017
    PARIS, France (NBC News) — Disneyland Paris has apologized to a 3-year-old British boy who was told he couldn’t dress up as a princess because he’s a boy. Noah McLean-Glass is a huge fan of Elsa from the hit film “Frozen.” His mother says he loves to wear his “Elsa dress” – even to bed. When his family planned a trip to Disneyland Paris, they thought it would be fun for him to take part in the “princess for a day” event. But his mother was shocked when she was told boys could not take part – that the event was...
  • Girl killed after car drives into pizzeria east of Paris

    08/14/2017 1:08:26 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 28 replies ^ | August 14, 2017
    Not much more than a banner on the site yet. Another report said eight people have been injured at the pizzeria. Here we go again.