US Port of the mask at school: The obligation will be lifted in 12 additional departments
Negotiations drag on over 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Negotiations stretched into a fourth day seeking the return of 17 members of a U.S.-based missionary group kidnapped over the weekend by a violent gang that is demanding $1 million ransom per person. The group includes five children whose ages range from 8 months to 15 years, although authorities were not clear whether the ransom amount included them, a top Haitian official said Tuesday. Sixteen of the abductees are Americans and one Canadian. © Provided by Associated Press People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries' headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
from Monday, less than twenty departments will be concerned by this obligation. Teachers must continue to wear the mask.
The epidemic of Covid-19 regresses. From Monday, October 18, Ain, Ariège, Charente, Cher, Drôme, Gard, Hérault, Moselle, Haut-Rhin, Var, Haute-Vienne and Seine-et- Marne join the 67 French departments in which the port of the mask is no longer mandatory at the primary school (from CP to CM2), since October 4, due to the low circulation rate of COVID-19. A decree was published Thursday, October 14 in the Official Journal. Less than twenty departments are now concerned by this obligation.The port of the mask at the primary school is no longer mandatory in 79 departments from 14 October updated on the 14 October 2021 Port of the mask at primary school: no-obligatory mandatory Paris & small crown Guadeloupe Martinique Guyana The Mayotte Meeting Lyon Marseille Toulouse Rennes Bordeaux Lille Strasbourg Source: Primary pupils wore the mask at school for nearly a year, but the obligation is Raised in the departments "where the incidence rate stabilizes below the threshold of 50 per 100,000 inhabitants". Teachers, they must continue to wear it.
EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit brawl kicked into high gear Friday on sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom. The top Brexit negotiators from both sides entered talks again, with troublesome trade issues in Northern Ireland taking center stage. If they fail to find a common solution, the suspension of the trade deal and even retaliatory measures might be possible between the two. The EU is looking for a deal by Christmas. “Obviously, there is still quite a big gap.
Jean-François DELFRISY: "We did not expected that the fourth wave would slow down so quickly"
video: end of the primary mask in 47 departments (BFMTV)Your Browser does not support this video mask On the other hand, due to the rise in the Lozère incidence rate, the mask becomes mandatory for primary pupils, for whom it was no longer mandatory. The incidence rate is again very high, at 106, and the number of cases increased by 268% in one week. The Government examined Wednesday in the Council of Ministers a bill proposing the prolongation, contested, of the transitional period of exit of State of Health and the possibility of resorting to the sanitary pass until July 31, 2022, either Well after the presidential election.
Local school boards emerge as hot races in November election
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a school district near the Ohio state capital, school board members up for reelection this year have been subjected to a steady stream of lawsuits and attacks, both in-person and online. In another, an incumbent up for reelection who supports student mask requirements received a letter from someone angered by her stance who warned: “We are coming after you.” A 15-year veteran board member in yet another Ohio district decided against running for reelection because of the escalating public attacks. © Provided by Associated Press Campaign yard signs line a yard Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, in Worthington, Ohio.
The government no longer wants to do without the sanitary pass These provisions are only intended to allow the government to have the necessary tools and to keep "cards in hand" to deal with a possible resurgence of the CVIV-19 epidemic, Explained Gabriel Attal, spokesman of the government, during the minutes of the Council of Ministers. If the epidemic situation continues to improve, "we can adapt the sanitary pass in the coming weeks, or even suspend it completely," he said. France is currently experiencing an Decree of the COVID-19 epidemic, even if the situation remains "worrying" in Guyana, according to the health authorities.
'Marketing and fear tactics' make their way to school board elections across the U.S. .
School board elections are being targeted by special interest groups and political action committees, which are gaining toeholds in these nonpartisan races."Very sleepy, very sedate," said Andrew Van Der Laan, who is running for one of three contested seats on the school board in the Nov. 2 election.