France will slash the cost of staging the G8 and G20 meetings next year after Canada’s 2010 bill shot up to almost $1 billion for the two summits, President Nicolas Sarkozy said Saturday.
Asked to comment on the 800 million euro cost of the Canadian summits, Sarkozy looked to sidestep a diplomatic minefield by saying he had not seen anything overly “opulent or luxurious” at the Canadian summits.
“With regard the French G8/G20, even if I can’t confirm the figures that you are talking about in Canada, I can say that in France they will be 10 times less,” Sarkozy told reporters at his closing news conference at the Group of Eight summit of rich nations in Huntsville, Ontario, north of Toronto.
More than 500 people had been arrested by Sunday morning in connection with various protests, as well as some vandalism, related to the Group of 20 leaders summit here.
On Saturday, a small group of protesters burned police cars and smashed shop windows after breaking away from a large and otherwise peaceful demonstration in the city’s downtown.
While the violence was not exceptional compared to outbreaks surrounding other international meetings in the past, it was extraordinary for Toronto. David Miller, the city’s mayor, swiftly condemned it.
“Does today send signals about Toronto that I wish weren’t sent?” he said on Saturday evening. “Absolutely.”
But there was also criticism of the actions of police from two different directions on Sunday morning. Many Toronto residents were puzzled as to why the police initially let the violence go unchecked. And others accused the police of overreacting later Saturday night.
Faust, and the adjective Faustian, are often used to describe an arrangement in which an ambitious person surrenders moral integrity in order to achieve power and success: the proverbial “deal with the devil".
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By: 民主黨天才白痴司徒9錢錢錢 on 七月 3, 2010 at 12:36 下午
Avez-vous mangé aujourd’hui la merde? Has comido hoy mierda?
Paul the Octopus, all of whose predictions came true during this World Cup went against Mani the Parakeet (Parrot), who favored the Netherlands to win the World Cup.
Paul is said to have the ‘psychic power’. His predictions came true in all of Germany’s six World Cup encounters. The Octopus made the predictions today at the Sea Life Aquarium in Oberhausen, Germany.
To be, or not to be: that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep;
No more; and by a sleep to say we end
The heart-ache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Sarah Palin is having some fun with the English language. She wrote a series of messages to her Twitter followers asking that New Yorkers and Muslims “refudiate” the plans to construct a mosque two blocks away from Ground Zero. The opinion is not surprising, considering the host. However, you might say the word “refudiate” is undercorrect, ingrammatical or missaid. Basically, Palin made up a word.
Perhaps she meant “refute?” Or maybe she was going for “repudiate?” It reminds me of that scene in Tina Fey’s high school comedy Mean Girls. Lindsay Lohan’s character, eager to be popular and flustered in the presence of her crush, responds: “Grool.” Then, embarrassed, explains: “I meant to say cool, and then I started to say great.”