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United States: Walmart more supports its employees in studies

In a context of labor shortages, Walmart announced Tuesday that it will improve its assistance program for its American employees who are currently studying or wanting to return to school. For example, employees who are in high school will now be able to get their college entrance test refunded, the Reuters news agency reported. They will also receive a bonus if they graduate while working at Walmart. The chain of stores also committed Tuesday to give them a fixed work schedule during the school period. While tuition fees are very high…

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World 

Pentagon pays $ 1.5 billion more for border wall

The Pentagon announced Friday the reallocation of an additional $ 1.5 billion for the construction of new barriers to stem the tide of illegal immigrants on the border with Mexico. He had already reallocated $ 1 billion in March. Acting Defense Minister Patrick Shanahan (whose official nomination for the position was announced Thursday, but still to be validated by the Senate) has agreed to take over the 125-kilometer barrier replacement in Arizona and Texas The ministry said Friday in a statement. But he also warned: “I will not reprogram extra…

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World 

Trade: Donald Trump keeps pressure on Beijing more than ever

Donald Trump has maintained maximum pressure on Beijing, ordering his services Friday night to initiate the procedure to impose tariffs on virtually all imports from China, at the risk of damaging global growth and destabilize financial markets. Since the beginning of the week, the US president has oscillated between signs of appeasement and threats to the Asian giant.  He did not change Friday after an express session of negotiations in Washington.  After assuring that the discussions on trade with Beijing had been “frank” and “constructive”, he put into effect the…

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News 

Reconstruction after floods: Ottawa wants to quickly offer help

The federal government is becoming increasingly open to working with Quebec in its efforts to rebuild and relocate flood-affected communities and says it wants to help as soon as possible. “I would like to explore with our colleagues from the Government of Quebec and the other provinces the possibility of creating a committee to see how we can deploy federal aid as quickly as possible,” said the Minister of Infrastructure, François-Philippe Champagne. This working group would be mandated to look at how to rebuild and target where it is appropriate,…

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Health 

Measles: the United States comes close to the 700 cases, worst epidemic since 2000

The United States had registered as of Wednesday 695 measles cases since the beginning of the year, the worst resurgence of the disease since its official elimination in 2000, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC). This new record (the most recent was in 2014, with 667 cases for the whole year) comes against a backdrop of growing anti-vaccine movement: parents, opposed to the vaccination of their children, invoke religious exemptions that exist in most US states to circumvent immunization requirements in schools.  The US authorities are trying to…

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Drowning a child in Pierrefonds

A child was in critical condition late afternoon, Monday, after being found lifeless in the water on the Pierrefonds-Roxboro borough side in Montreal. According to the first available information, the child was found in a body of water on the grounds of a residence on St. Croix Street. Shortly before 6 pm, Urgences-santé was able to confirm that a child was on board an ambulance en route to the hospital. He was in cardiopulmonary arrest, a spokesman said. For its part, the Police Department of the City of Montreal said that…

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Health 

Mandatory extra time: nurses are prisoners at the hospital

Hundreds of nurses denounce the mandatory overtime that keeps them “hostage” in the hospital and pushing many young professionals to want to leave the profession. “We are afraid of being sequestrated every time we step into the hospital. It’s not supposed to be a prison! “ This testimony is taken from the “black book”, a notebook in which 500 nurses from Lanaudière denounce the mandatory extra time (TSO) and of which Le Journal obtained an exclusive copy. First observation: nurses live the daily stress of OST, and many consider themselves “prisoners” of the hospital…

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News World 

An Egyptian sarcophagus of more than 2500 years open live on television

The sarcophagus of an Egyptian priest dating back more than 2500 years was opened live on Sunday night to Monday during a broadcast of the American channel Discovery. In the artificial light, the Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass and his men opened three sarcophagi under the eye of the cameras, one of which was brought to the surface of the tomb and the other at the end of a gallery. .   An exquisitely-preserved 2,500-year-old mummy inside an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus was discovered tonight on #EgyptLIVE. #ExpedtionUnknown pic.twitter.com/k6IeuaiFp7 — Discovery (@Discovery) April…

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The mystery of Garfield phones drifting finally solved

For more than thirty years, orange plastic telephones with the image of the Garfield cat have washed up on the beaches of the west of France. The mystery of their origin has just been lifted with the discovery of a container stranded at the bottom of an underwater fault. “We found this incredible fault that is in the 30 meters deep and at the bottom there are the remains of a container,” said Thursday to AFP Claire Simonin, president of the association Ar Viltansoù who works for the cleanliness of the…

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She dies after a battle in primary school

A family in South Carolina tries to figure out how her fifth-grade daughter was killed in a battle at school. Raniya Wright, 10, was transferred to the hospital after being found unconscious in the school’s infirmary following a battle between classmates. The student succumbed to his injuries two days later. Police said no firearms were involved in the incident at Forest Hills Elementary School. Raniya’s parents struggle to understand the death of their little girl, “their angel”. The elementary school recalls a student “who liked to write, spend time with friends…

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