France Invests 25M Euro To Upgrade Ariane 5 Rocket
But French President Francois Hollande said later in St. Petersburg, Russia, that France would await the conclusions of the inspectors before deciding on action. Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said their findings would be very important for giving “international credibility for whatever happens”. Several other ministers made clear they believed the United Nations should be in charge of efforts to find a solution to the crisis. The EU has been scarred by the experience of a decade ago when a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq without U.N. backing. “As far as my government is concerned, the United Nations should be put in a position to draw conclusions on the basis of the reports given by the inspectors,” Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said. Luxembourg Deputy Prime Minister Jean Asselborn said many EU countries faced a “practically impossible” choice between the position of the United States and France and the basic rules of the United Nations. “We must not forget the political solution before attacking, because once you have struck, the political solution becomes enormously difficult,” he said. “Is it really in the interests of the Syrian people to want to punish Bashar al-Assad through military strikes? I think not.” At a summit of the Group of 20 countries in St.
France Soft-Wheat Crop Seen Biggest in Five Years as Yields Rise
This years soft wheat crop is estimated at 36.7 million metric tons, rising 3 percent from 2012 production of 35.6 million tons and more than the 35.9 million tons predicted in July, a forecast published online today showed. Agricultural cooperatives in northern France last month reported better-than-expected wheat quality and yields, easing concerns that a cold and wet spring would weigh on production and export prospects. Grain-filling conditions in the north were good, Francois Luguenot, head of market analysis at InVivo, the biggest exporter of French wheat, said by phone from Paris. In the south of the country, the first cuts revealed things were mediocre, the northern half didnt have the same problem. Frances soft wheat was fully harvested at the start of last week, according to FranceAgriMer data. Average soft-wheat yields in France are estimated at 7.36 tons per hectare (2.47 acres), up from 7.33 tons per hectare in 2012 and compared with an initial outlook for yields of 7.19 tons per hectare, todays FranceAgriMer report showed. The crop is estimated to be the biggest since a 2008 harvest of 37.1 million tons. Yields are the highest since 2009, when production per hectare was an average 7.71 tons on a reduced planted area. Wheat is a plant with formidable resilience, Luguenot said. In Europe , in our weather context of an oceanic climate, its rare that we have a disaster. Output The Picardie region in northern France overtook the Centre region south of Paris as the countrys largest production area, with output climbing to 4.97 million from 4.5 million tons in 2012, the FranceAgriMer data show. Centres output fell to 4.6 million tons from 4.99 million tons, according to the report. Average yields in Picardie were the highest in France at 9.11 tons per hectare, up from 8.27 tons last year and compared with FranceAgriMers July outlook of 8.37 tons per hectare. France exported 17.1 million tons of soft wheat in 2012-13, up 6.5 percent from the previous season, according to trade data published last month, as well as 1.59 million tons of the harder durum variety used to make pasta and couscous.
France: Assad could strike again if no one acts
Good doctors are overloaded with work and risk their own health to face the demand. Some patients travel to Germany or to the US to receive proper treatment. There are not many Lyme literate doctors in France and you have to be really lucky to be diagnosed properly. Last week a 9 year old kid with a giant painful erythema migrans (the most obvious symptom), fever, and a tick bite, was taken to 2 of the main hospitals in Paris, spent more than a week there in an alarming state, and was then sent back home with a sunburn diagnosis. She was sent back to hospital as she was still feeling really bad, where at long last after a few more days, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. She was then given 5 days of antibiotics and sent back home. That is not even what the guidelines say. The guidelines recommend 3 weeks. Most doctors here know nothing of Lyme disease, or have false information; for example they think the symptoms are pains in the joints. “When I started researching Lyme disease, I was surprised to see that the word denial was often associated with Lyme. How can an illness be denied?” — Chantal Perrin What do doctors who are not tick borne literate think these sick patients have?
and France accuse the Syrian government of using chemical weapons in an Aug. 21 attack on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus that killed hundreds of people. Obama and Hollande are pushing for a military response to punish Assad for his alleged use of poison gas against civilians though U.S. officials say any action will be limited in scope, not aimed at helping to remove Assad. Putin said Russia “doesn’t exclude” supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people, but he questioned the proofs released by Britain, the United States and France as part of their efforts to build international support. Any proof needs to go before the Security Council, Putin told The Associated Press. “And it ought to be convincing. It shouldn’t be based on some rumors and information obtained by special services through some kind of eavesdropping, some conversations and things like that.” Fabius, the French foreign minister, said Syria would certainly come up at this week’s G-20 meeting in Russia. Children walk past tents of a Syrian refugees camp in Yayladagi, Turkey, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. The “We will discuss with the Russians, because they are an important player in the region. Up until now they’ve been blocking things.
The French government will be investing 25 million Euro. The current iteration of the Ariane 5 launcher has been in operation since 1997. There have so far been 57 successful launches of the Ariane 5 rocket, and 4 launches in 2013 so far. The most recent launch was on August 29. Through this upgrade, whose cost has been kept to a minimum, Arianespace will be able to keep pace with market requirements and continue to meet our customers expectations. There is a tremendous amount at stake for the launcher industry, which counts over 10,000 employees in France and in Europe, said Arianespace Chairman and CEO Stephane Israel in a statement. Part of the reason for the upgrade is because of trends in newer telecommunications satellites theyre bigger! So the Ariane 5 upgrade will be geared towards being able to support those bigger payloads. The upgraded Ariane 5 launchers will add up to 2 meters in payload height for the companys customers. In a statement, Arianespace confirmed that the added payload height can be accomplished without a performance penalty. The upgraded Ariane 5s are scheduled to roll out in 2015. In the meantime, the current iterations will keep heading toward the skies.