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Jeanne Hoffman 2016-09-30
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ailing Deutsche bank's share price rose on Friday to 6.4%.

the Market closing of the Deutsche Bank share was 6.4 per cent rise in 11,57 eur.

the Bank associated with the worst fears eased through the afternoon and the stock rose steadily to about 11 euros, after which it bounced strongly when the market came the information that the 14 billion expected contractual penalty would melt after negotiations, 5.4 billion dollars.

according to Sources, agreement is close.

the mediation of the sum of the lower of told the news agency Bloomberg, according to Agence France-Presse, which appealed to knowledgeable on anonymous sources.

Reuters according to AFP's source said that the agreement can be published in a couple of days.

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George Comer 2017-10-06
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An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island nation of Madagascar.

To try to stifle the spread, the government has forbidden public gatherings, including sporting events, and schools have closed for insecticide treatments that kill plague-spreading fleas.

The World Health Organization on Friday announced that it has released $1.5 million in emergency funds and delivered nearly 1.2 million antibiotic doses to help combat the outbreak.

Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is endemic to Madagascar and pops up all year-round.

But outbreaks can erupt between September to November, with seasonal shifts in rat and flea populations.

But as crops are harvested and the weather cools, the rat population shrinks, and the surging, hungry batch of fleas turns to humans.

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Betty Saliba 2016-09-30
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ailing Deutsche bank's share price rose on Friday to 6.4%.

the Market closing of the Deutsche Bank share was 6.4 per cent rise in 11,57 eur.

the Bank associated with the worst fears eased through the afternoon and the stock rose steadily to about 11 euros, after which it bounced strongly when the market came the information that the 14 billion expected contractual penalty would melt after negotiations, 5.4 billion dollars.

according to Sources, agreement is close.

the mediation of the sum of the lower of told the news agency Bloomberg, according to Agence France-Presse, which appealed to knowledgeable on anonymous sources.

Reuters according to AFP's source said that the agreement can be published in a couple of days.

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Gerald Hurtado 2016-11-08
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Many Americans — and possibly even non-Americans — have probably had enough of this year s presidential election coverage.

Interestingly, some of the election news written over the past few months wasn t created by trained journalists — at least not trained in the traditional sense.

Bots or robo-journalists have actually provided content for some of the top publications in the United States.

The bots employers include the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Yahoo News, and the non-profit ProPublica, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Each of these publications use algorithms to sift through data and turn it into text, or chatterbots to deliver news coverage to readers via messaging apps.

This is a natural follow-on to what we have been doing in conversational journalism, New York Times product director Andrew Phelps told AFP.

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George Mitchell 2021-05-13
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Everest organizers told Agence France-Presse the two climbers died Wednesday. They are the first deaths of this year's climbing season.
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Diane Thomason 2021-06-03
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The initiative will enable organisations to enhance gender diversity in these fields which are typically seen as male dominated
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Ruth Reed 2021-06-19
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Two Viking Age warriors from the same family died hundreds of kilometers apart.
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Ramon Delo 2017-02-06
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So it s no coincidence that Google and Facebook are stepping up efforts locally to combat the circulation of so-called fake news as the democratic drum beat cranks up — partnering on a collaborative initiative aimed at combating the spread of disinformation online.

Google, via its News Lab arm, is backing a collaborative verification platform called CrossCheck, that will launch in France on February 27 and continue through the French elections — bringing together a raft of local media companies to power a website where members of the public can report content they believe to be dubious, or ask questions for CrossCheck s media partners to respond to.

These questions will all be listed and answered on a dedicated CrossCheck website, says an explainer on the website.

With the French presidential election as its primary focus, journalists from organizations across France will work together to find and verify content circulating publicly online, whether it is photographs, videos, memes, comment threads or news sites, it adds.

There are currently seventeen media partners for Cross Check — including: AFP Agence France-Presse , BuzzFeed News, France Médias Monde via les Observateurs de France 24 , France Télévisions, Global Voices, Libération, La Provence, Les Echos, La Voix du Nord, Le Monde, Nice-Matin, Ouest-France, Rue89 Bordeaux, Rue89Lyon, Rue89 Strasbourg, Storyful and StreetPress — who also helped design the vetting process.

Each participating newsroom will contribute their own experience, resources and regional knowledge to speed and strengthen the verification process, and to ensure that accurate reports reach citizens across the country and beyond, the website adds.

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Jason Vest 2018-07-31
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French teens will likely post fewer school selfies on social media this upcoming academic year.

Lawmakers in France passed a law Monday that prohibits students from using smartphones at school, according to a Tuesday report from Agence France-Presse.

Once the law goes into effect, this September, students will have to either leave their phones at home or keep them switched off during school hours.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted about the law on Monday.

"The general ban on mobile phones in schools and colleges has been definitively adopted by the National Assembly today," said Macron's translated tweet.

With the new law, the French hope to alleviate children's phone addiction and help them focus in class, according to The Washington Post.

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James Farr 2018-08-28
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Instead, it used the impending tempest as an excuse to break out its “weather cannons.”

The cannons are supposed to protect against loss.

But farmers near Volkswagen‘s Puebla, Mexico production plant, believe they’re actually causing it.

The farmers allege that Volkswagen‘s anti-hail devices have cost them thousands of acres of crops due to drought-like conditions.

The weather cannons are “affecting the Earth‘s cycles,” Gerardo Perez, one of the affected farmers, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The resulting blast shoots a shockwave into the atmosphere, which, some believe, disrupts the formation of ice.

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Jonathan Spitzer 2016-08-18
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MILDLY NSFW Staff at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN spend their days trying to prise open the secrets of other dimensions … including by staging occult rituals.

So says Agence France Presse AFP which became aware of this NSFW YouTube vid in which a ritual staged at CERN's Geneva campus is depicted.

The ritual takes place before a statue of Hindu deity Shiva, the destroyer of the world.

Narration of the video suggests the rite acknowledges CERNs true purpose: destruction of the Earth.

CERN told the French newswire that the video was indeed taken on its grounds, does depict staff, was intended as a joke but was not in any way authorised.

Cern welcomes every year thousands of scientific users from all over the world and sometimes some of them let their humour go too far.

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Shane Higgins 2019-06-25
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It’s a blast that may have been more than 70 years in the making.

A huge crater in the middle of a cornfield in rural Germany is believed to have been made by a buried World War II bomb.

Locals in Limburg say they heard a loud explosion in the middle of the night — then woke to find the 33-foot-wide crater in the isolated field.

Explosives experts believe the shape of the 4-foot-deep crater was almost certainly created by a bomb, according to news agency DPA.

Many unexploded devices are still found in Germany, despite the war having ended in 1945.

A bomb disposal service spokesman told Agence France-Presse it was “highly possible” an old bomb was involved.

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Michael Fewell 2016-06-08
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Singapore is planning to take 100,000 government computers off the Internet in order to boost security, according to several news reports.

Government employees who need Internet connectivity to do their jobs will have access to "dedicated Internet-linked terminals," but by default the civil servants won't be able to go online using government-issued devices, the Agence France-Presse AFP news agency reported today.

Government employees have received a memo about the change, which is being phased in over the course of a year.

"We have started to separate Internet access from the work stations of a selected group of public service officers and will do so for the rest of the public service officers progressively over a one-year period," the Singapore government said, according to the AFP.

"The move to take government computers offline was greeted with furor on social media," the Associated Press wrote.

For the most part, government employees will be limited to using the Internet on devices they own themselves and that aren't linked to government networks or e-mail systems.

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Melvin Bailey 2019-04-01
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A new mother in Bangladesh got quite a surprise last week: Less than a month after she had delivered a healthy baby boy, she returned to the hospital and delivered a set of fraternal twins, who, unbeknownst to her, had been growing inside a second uterus.

Thankfully, all three children were delivered without complications.

“She didn’t realise she was still pregnant with the twins.

Her waters broke again 26 days after the first baby was born and she rushed to us,” Poddar told the AFP.

Estimates of how common it is are grainy, largely because many women experience no symptoms as a result of the condition.

One 2011 review, for instance, estimated that 0.3 percent of women in the general population had two uteruses.

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Brendon Dwelle 2018-02-06
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The definition of driving a car is beginning to change.

Soon, it will be: "Sitting in a car, while the car drives you."

For now, however, France has decided to redefine what driving means, in order to discourage cell phone use in cars.

As Agence France-Presse reports, it will now be illegal to just pull over anywhere and start tapping away at your phone, unless you've actually broken down.

And no, it doesn't make a difference if you have your hazard lights on.

It used to be, in France as in so many other places, that drivers could just pull off the road, switch off their engines, grab the phone and make a call or, who knows, feed that Facebook addiction.

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Tom Brown 2018-08-01
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France just passed a law that bans students from using smartphones at school.

There are some exceptions, like schools with students over 15 and for extracurricular activities and students with disabilities.

France had already banned smartphone use during class time, but this latest ban extends to breaks and meal times.

The ban, which will go into effect in September, is intended to help students focus in school, and was created out of concern that students are becoming addicted to mobile phone use.

Starting this school year, French students won't be seeing much of their phones during the day.

France just passed a smartphone ban for students up to 15 years old that will go into effect in September, the Agence France-Presse reports.

collect
0
Jeanne Hoffman 2016-09-30
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ailing Deutsche bank's share price rose on Friday to 6.4%.

the Market closing of the Deutsche Bank share was 6.4 per cent rise in 11,57 eur.

the Bank associated with the worst fears eased through the afternoon and the stock rose steadily to about 11 euros, after which it bounced strongly when the market came the information that the 14 billion expected contractual penalty would melt after negotiations, 5.4 billion dollars.

according to Sources, agreement is close.

the mediation of the sum of the lower of told the news agency Bloomberg, according to Agence France-Presse, which appealed to knowledgeable on anonymous sources.

Reuters according to AFP's source said that the agreement can be published in a couple of days.

Betty Saliba 2016-09-30
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ailing Deutsche bank's share price rose on Friday to 6.4%.

the Market closing of the Deutsche Bank share was 6.4 per cent rise in 11,57 eur.

the Bank associated with the worst fears eased through the afternoon and the stock rose steadily to about 11 euros, after which it bounced strongly when the market came the information that the 14 billion expected contractual penalty would melt after negotiations, 5.4 billion dollars.

according to Sources, agreement is close.

the mediation of the sum of the lower of told the news agency Bloomberg, according to Agence France-Presse, which appealed to knowledgeable on anonymous sources.

Reuters according to AFP's source said that the agreement can be published in a couple of days.

George Mitchell 2021-05-13
img
Everest organizers told Agence France-Presse the two climbers died Wednesday. They are the first deaths of this year's climbing season.
Ruth Reed 2021-06-19
img
Two Viking Age warriors from the same family died hundreds of kilometers apart.
Jason Vest 2018-07-31
img

French teens will likely post fewer school selfies on social media this upcoming academic year.

Lawmakers in France passed a law Monday that prohibits students from using smartphones at school, according to a Tuesday report from Agence France-Presse.

Once the law goes into effect, this September, students will have to either leave their phones at home or keep them switched off during school hours.

French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted about the law on Monday.

"The general ban on mobile phones in schools and colleges has been definitively adopted by the National Assembly today," said Macron's translated tweet.

With the new law, the French hope to alleviate children's phone addiction and help them focus in class, according to The Washington Post.

Jonathan Spitzer 2016-08-18
img

MILDLY NSFW Staff at the European Organization for Nuclear Research CERN spend their days trying to prise open the secrets of other dimensions … including by staging occult rituals.

So says Agence France Presse AFP which became aware of this NSFW YouTube vid in which a ritual staged at CERN's Geneva campus is depicted.

The ritual takes place before a statue of Hindu deity Shiva, the destroyer of the world.

Narration of the video suggests the rite acknowledges CERNs true purpose: destruction of the Earth.

CERN told the French newswire that the video was indeed taken on its grounds, does depict staff, was intended as a joke but was not in any way authorised.

Cern welcomes every year thousands of scientific users from all over the world and sometimes some of them let their humour go too far.

Michael Fewell 2016-06-08
img

Singapore is planning to take 100,000 government computers off the Internet in order to boost security, according to several news reports.

Government employees who need Internet connectivity to do their jobs will have access to "dedicated Internet-linked terminals," but by default the civil servants won't be able to go online using government-issued devices, the Agence France-Presse AFP news agency reported today.

Government employees have received a memo about the change, which is being phased in over the course of a year.

"We have started to separate Internet access from the work stations of a selected group of public service officers and will do so for the rest of the public service officers progressively over a one-year period," the Singapore government said, according to the AFP.

"The move to take government computers offline was greeted with furor on social media," the Associated Press wrote.

For the most part, government employees will be limited to using the Internet on devices they own themselves and that aren't linked to government networks or e-mail systems.

Brendon Dwelle 2018-02-06
img

The definition of driving a car is beginning to change.

Soon, it will be: "Sitting in a car, while the car drives you."

For now, however, France has decided to redefine what driving means, in order to discourage cell phone use in cars.

As Agence France-Presse reports, it will now be illegal to just pull over anywhere and start tapping away at your phone, unless you've actually broken down.

And no, it doesn't make a difference if you have your hazard lights on.

It used to be, in France as in so many other places, that drivers could just pull off the road, switch off their engines, grab the phone and make a call or, who knows, feed that Facebook addiction.

George Comer 2017-10-06
img

An unusually deadly seasonal outbreak of plague has gripped the island nation of Madagascar.

To try to stifle the spread, the government has forbidden public gatherings, including sporting events, and schools have closed for insecticide treatments that kill plague-spreading fleas.

The World Health Organization on Friday announced that it has released $1.5 million in emergency funds and delivered nearly 1.2 million antibiotic doses to help combat the outbreak.

Plague, caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, is endemic to Madagascar and pops up all year-round.

But outbreaks can erupt between September to November, with seasonal shifts in rat and flea populations.

But as crops are harvested and the weather cools, the rat population shrinks, and the surging, hungry batch of fleas turns to humans.

Gerald Hurtado 2016-11-08
img

Many Americans — and possibly even non-Americans — have probably had enough of this year s presidential election coverage.

Interestingly, some of the election news written over the past few months wasn t created by trained journalists — at least not trained in the traditional sense.

Bots or robo-journalists have actually provided content for some of the top publications in the United States.

The bots employers include the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Yahoo News, and the non-profit ProPublica, according to the Agence France-Presse.

Each of these publications use algorithms to sift through data and turn it into text, or chatterbots to deliver news coverage to readers via messaging apps.

This is a natural follow-on to what we have been doing in conversational journalism, New York Times product director Andrew Phelps told AFP.

Diane Thomason 2021-06-03
img
The initiative will enable organisations to enhance gender diversity in these fields which are typically seen as male dominated
Ramon Delo 2017-02-06
img

So it s no coincidence that Google and Facebook are stepping up efforts locally to combat the circulation of so-called fake news as the democratic drum beat cranks up — partnering on a collaborative initiative aimed at combating the spread of disinformation online.

Google, via its News Lab arm, is backing a collaborative verification platform called CrossCheck, that will launch in France on February 27 and continue through the French elections — bringing together a raft of local media companies to power a website where members of the public can report content they believe to be dubious, or ask questions for CrossCheck s media partners to respond to.

These questions will all be listed and answered on a dedicated CrossCheck website, says an explainer on the website.

With the French presidential election as its primary focus, journalists from organizations across France will work together to find and verify content circulating publicly online, whether it is photographs, videos, memes, comment threads or news sites, it adds.

There are currently seventeen media partners for Cross Check — including: AFP Agence France-Presse , BuzzFeed News, France Médias Monde via les Observateurs de France 24 , France Télévisions, Global Voices, Libération, La Provence, Les Echos, La Voix du Nord, Le Monde, Nice-Matin, Ouest-France, Rue89 Bordeaux, Rue89Lyon, Rue89 Strasbourg, Storyful and StreetPress — who also helped design the vetting process.

Each participating newsroom will contribute their own experience, resources and regional knowledge to speed and strengthen the verification process, and to ensure that accurate reports reach citizens across the country and beyond, the website adds.

James Farr 2018-08-28
img

Instead, it used the impending tempest as an excuse to break out its “weather cannons.”

The cannons are supposed to protect against loss.

But farmers near Volkswagen‘s Puebla, Mexico production plant, believe they’re actually causing it.

The farmers allege that Volkswagen‘s anti-hail devices have cost them thousands of acres of crops due to drought-like conditions.

The weather cannons are “affecting the Earth‘s cycles,” Gerardo Perez, one of the affected farmers, told Agence France-Presse (AFP).

The resulting blast shoots a shockwave into the atmosphere, which, some believe, disrupts the formation of ice.

Shane Higgins 2019-06-25
img

It’s a blast that may have been more than 70 years in the making.

A huge crater in the middle of a cornfield in rural Germany is believed to have been made by a buried World War II bomb.

Locals in Limburg say they heard a loud explosion in the middle of the night — then woke to find the 33-foot-wide crater in the isolated field.

Explosives experts believe the shape of the 4-foot-deep crater was almost certainly created by a bomb, according to news agency DPA.

Many unexploded devices are still found in Germany, despite the war having ended in 1945.

A bomb disposal service spokesman told Agence France-Presse it was “highly possible” an old bomb was involved.

Melvin Bailey 2019-04-01
img

A new mother in Bangladesh got quite a surprise last week: Less than a month after she had delivered a healthy baby boy, she returned to the hospital and delivered a set of fraternal twins, who, unbeknownst to her, had been growing inside a second uterus.

Thankfully, all three children were delivered without complications.

“She didn’t realise she was still pregnant with the twins.

Her waters broke again 26 days after the first baby was born and she rushed to us,” Poddar told the AFP.

Estimates of how common it is are grainy, largely because many women experience no symptoms as a result of the condition.

One 2011 review, for instance, estimated that 0.3 percent of women in the general population had two uteruses.

Tom Brown 2018-08-01
img

France just passed a law that bans students from using smartphones at school.

There are some exceptions, like schools with students over 15 and for extracurricular activities and students with disabilities.

France had already banned smartphone use during class time, but this latest ban extends to breaks and meal times.

The ban, which will go into effect in September, is intended to help students focus in school, and was created out of concern that students are becoming addicted to mobile phone use.

Starting this school year, French students won't be seeing much of their phones during the day.

France just passed a smartphone ban for students up to 15 years old that will go into effect in September, the Agence France-Presse reports.