Michaelle Jean Slams ‘Smear Campaign’ In Fight To Keep La Francophonie Leadership

OTTAWA — The contest between Michaelle Jean and Rwandan Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo for la Francophonie’s top post goes far beyond the spending questions that have plagued the former Canadian governor general. Several observers believe Jean has only the faintest of hopes of being chosen for a second mandate when the organization of French-speaking nations chooses a new secretary general this week in Armenia. But Jean, who has been in the role since 2014, has no intention of giving up, according to her spokesman. “I confirm she’ll be there until the end and probably beyond,” Bertin Leblanc said in an email. Over the past few months, Jean has vigorously… Read More

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The Walking Dead’s season premiere offered a long-awaited glimmer of hope

Any television show that’s still airing after eight years is going to have some peaks and valleys. But it’s difficult to deny that over the past few seasons, AMC’s The Walking Dead has fallen off of a creative cliff. Under the stewardship of previous showrunner Scott Gimple, the series dragged out every skirmish into a multiseason arc, relied on emotional stunts to keep audiences engaged, and went out of its way to focus on Negan, a villain who never really became interesting enough to warrant more than 30 hours of programming dedicated to his introduction, reign, and eventual fall. But with the show’s ninth season, the series is poised for… Read More

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Trump is having lunch with Kanye West on Thursday

President Trump may like Taylor Swift’s music 25 percent less now that she has come out in support of Democrats, but his love for Kanye West only seems to be growing stronger. Trump is scheduled to have lunch with West on Thursday, The New York Times reports. The White House says they’ll talk about “manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago,” per NBC News. The Chicago rapper will also meet with senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner. This will not be West’s first time meeting with Trump, having done so in December 2016 during the… Read More

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This carrot casserole makes the perfect dish for fall

Baby carrots are one of the great convenience items of the modern era. Inexpensive, versatile, and widely available, Baby carrots are one of the great convenience items of the modern era. Inexpensive, versatile, and widely available, I always make sure that a bag or two finds its way into my shopping cart whenever I hit up the store. They last longer than your average vegetable in the fridge, and are great as a late night snack or tucked into a lunchbox. Occasionally they even wind up as dinner. These Mashed Orange Ginger Carrots are the perfect fall dish. Look, I know I was late to the ginger party and now… Read More

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