French Hostage Freed in Mali Arrives Home in France | World News


PARIS (AP) — A 75-year-old French aid worker held hostage for four years by Islamic extremists in Mali was reunited Friday with her grandchildren in France, as relatives also welcomed home two Italians and a Malian politician freed with her this week.

They were released earlier this week, days after the Malian government freed nearly 200 Islamic militants in an apparent prisoner exchange.

But later Friday the Swiss government said a Swiss national held captive by the same extremist group had been killed. The foreign ministry didn’t name the woman, It said it had received the information from French authorities, who were notified by “the recently released French hostage.”

Earlier Friday, 75-year-old French aid worker Sophie Petronin descended from a plane at the Villacoublay military airport southwest of Paris, where she was greeted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

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My streaming gem: why you should watch I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore | Film

2020 has been a long nightmare of a year, one that has constantly defied the rules of time and space in terms of how much bad stuff can happen in such a short amount of time. The cascade of awfulness never seems to end. Amid all this chaos, the responsibilities of adulthood – work, chores, bills – feel insurmountable, and the world around us feels unrecognizable. One of the only things getting me through it is cinema, and the movie I keep returning to for its insightful portrait of this pervasive malaise and our simmering resentment in response to it is Macon Blair’s directorial debut, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.

Blair has long been known for his collaborations with childhood friend-turned-creative partner Jeremy Saulnier. He played a supporting role in Saulnier’s directorial debut, the horror comedy Murder Party. Blair then starred in (and produced) Saulnier’s Blue

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Newswire & Press Release / Ipsen to Present 12 Abstracts At the 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR) Virtual Congress – Pharma / BioTech / Nutrition – IPSEN Group


Ipsen today announced the presentation of 12 abstracts during the 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR) (, taking place virtually between 7-11 October 2020.1-13

Spasticity is a disabling condition in adults and children, characterized by velocity-dependent muscle hyperactivity. It is the consequence of many neurological diseases, such as stroke, multiple sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury and Cerebral Palsy. Spasticity can have significant impact on the lives of patients, causing multi-level disability, including impaired walking and hand use, pain, disfigurement and contractures.14 Cervical dystonia is a rare disorder of unknown origin in most of the primary cases, characterized by involuntary contractions of the neck muscles.15

“Our goal at Ipsen is to put the patient at the center of everything we do; our research aims to understand and address the unmet

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75% of American Employees Say They Have Struggled with Anxiety Caused by COVID-19 and Other World Events While Working From Home

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, new survey reveals the state of employee wellness in workplaces country-wide

New survey findings indicate that 75% of U.S. employees have struggled at work due to anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and other recent world events. TELUS International, a leading global customer experience and digital solutions provider, commissioned a survey of 1,000 Americans who have been working for their employers from home since March, and found that nearly 80% of respondents said they would consider quitting their current position for a job that focused more on employee mental health.

“It’s imperative in today’s climate that employers are aware of and consider the difficult truth that many individuals are experiencing mental and physical health issues since they began working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Marilyn Tyfting, chief corporate officer of TELUS International. “Since March, we transitioned the majority of our almost

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What Moon Dog World will look like once it reopens

Moon Dog World celebrates its first birthday on October 4 in lockdown, but the team at Moon Dog have used their creativity to bring the playful pub experience to us at home. 

While we can’t laze by the bright blue lagoon with an ice-cold pot of Lagoona Matata Sour Ale in hand, we can instead opt to enjoy a series of their beers at home. Play bartender with your housemate, pop one of Moon Dog’s bar mats onto your dining table and crack open a variety of their tinnies which come in the Pub in a Box.

Complete the experience with some of Moon Dog’s “drinking food” and order pork or tofu bao, buttermilk fried chicken ribs, buffalo cauliflower, a chicken or eggplant parma and crinkle-cut chips via Mr Yum.

“One of the biggest things that our team came up with was the Spring Box, and that comes with some

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The four cities around the world where home prices have been dropping

  • A report by UBS analyzed the 25 major urban housing markets around the world and found annual housing price growth for 21 of them from the second quarter of 2019 to the second quarter of 2020.
  • The 4 urban markets that saw housing prices decline span from China to the United States.
  • San Francisco, Hong Kong, Madrid, and Dubai each saw prices fall on an inflation-adjusted basis over the four quarters.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

On a global scale, the housing market has shown strength during the coronavirus pandemic, despite the economic downturn. 

A recent report by UBS identified three factors for its resilience.

First, as home prices are a backward-looking indicator of the economy, UBS said they therefore react with a delay to economic downturns. The number of transactions declined in most cities in the second quarter of 2020 compared with the previous year, “complicating price

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Ten top STEM activities to celebrate World School Milk Day

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Our Education team share their ten top STEM activities that you could complete at home or with your class to celebrate this delightful day of dairy on 30 September 2020.

World School Milk Day is held all over the world every year to celebrate the benefits and success of school milk programmes and the important role that milk and dairy products play in children’s diets.

To help you celebrate, here is a selection of super STEM activities involving the wonderful white stuff!

1. Make plastic from milk!

Lots of us are looking for ways that we can look after the planet by reducing our plastic footprint. This activity gives children an opportunity to explore alternatives to traditional plastic by making their own biodegradable toy figures from milk!

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2. Colour-changing milk!

This website shares a classic kitchen chemistry experiment with lots of ideas for how children could extend it to design

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Journey around the world in design

For buyers wanting a picturesque getaway home located in a down south favourite, 50 Cherry Hills Circle, Dunsborough ticks all the boxes.

Overlooking a serene lake bordering the Dunsborough Lakes Golf Club, this 662sqm property prioritises tranquility and comfort in both the design and layout.

Enter through an 18th century front door sourced from Brittany, France and head down a 2m-wide hallway laden with polished concrete.

The home showcases and eclectic design, with influences from France, Italy and northern Africa.
Camera IconThe home showcases and eclectic design, with influences from France, Italy and northern Africa. Credit: PETER HUGHES/Edison McGrath.

Among the high ceiling rooms, chic lighting fixtures and gleaming surfaces are tastefully punctured by a collection of charming, old and international fixtures, including several French light fittings, a French cabinet, a carved wooden bedroom piece from India, sleepers from the Busselton railway line and locally sourced and hand-crafted fireplace stone.

Subtle rustic features bring a warm, earthy atmosphere to the space

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‘Dreaming’ Ganna Claims Italy’s First World Time Trial Crown On Home Soil

Filippo Ganna celebrates on the podium in his time trial world champion rainbow jersey


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Filipo Ganna became Italy’s first time trial world champion on Friday by pipping Belgium’s Wout Van Aert on home soil in Imola.

Van Aert was 26 seconds behind the 24-year-old Team Ineos rider with Switzerland’s Stefan Kueng trailing by 29 seconds in third place.

Ganna’s victory just to the south of northern city Bologna adds to his successes in the individual pursuit.

“It’s a dream for me and I’m really happy. I give my personal thank you to the whole team of Italy and also for Ineos Grenadiers,” he said.

“I don’t have the words. I’ve won four rainbow jerseys on the track; this is my first in the time trial. I will celebrate with my family,” he added.

Former Tour de France champion, and Ganna’s fellow Ineos rider,

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Regaining Control Of Remote Application Environments In A Work-From-Home World

Eugene Xiong is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Foxit, a leading provider of innovative PDF products and services.

The Covid-19 shutdown of businesses hit most companies like a bolt of lightning. It was sudden and shocking. Now, more than five months into this pervasive global disruption, it has become clear to many that a return to work as we knew it will be gradual at best.

Work from home, for those who can do it, is becoming the new normal for the foreseeable future. Many managers are discovering that their teams can, indeed, function at a distance.

Google, for example, recently announced that it would keep its employees working from home at least until July 2021. Apple said it will not open offices before next year at the earliest. And Twitter said its employees will be able to work from home as long as they

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