Tag Archives: France

The Obesity Scourge

By Odna Brinsly Fat, sugar and salt, three ingredients that have added a new spin to our vocabulary and have given weight to that dreaded word – obesity. In fact, about 50 years ago, there were no statistics for obesity. … Continue reading

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The Icelandic Model

By Katie L. Wallace “People, fight, they’re drinking your blood,” chant protesters in Greece.  These stark words offer a glimpse into the grim reality faced by people throughout Europe as further proposals mandating increased austerity measures go before the parliaments … Continue reading

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French Gastronomic Meal Receives UNESCO Laurels.

by Odna Brinsly What comes to mind when you hear the words French cuisine mentioned? Is it escargot, French toast, or a carefully planned meal consisting of a multiple array of dishes?  Whichever of these it may be, it has … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Declines Jihadist Snuff Video

by Gabby LaVerghetta If a news organization is in possession of authentic images or video footage of a newsworthy event, should it air them? The question is so intriguing because every scenario must be evaluated individually. Al Jazeera faced such … Continue reading

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Sarkozy Blames the Internet for Jihadist Violence

by Rick Rockwell French President Nicolas Sarkozy is winning plaudits for his handling of the killing spree that gripped Toulouse, France last week.  By taking a strong stand to bolster a grieving nation and pushing his security forces to their … Continue reading

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