No trains and no compromise as France faces a winter of discontent

With hardline unions threatening indefinite strikes over pension reforms, there is apprehension at the political perils facing Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron will seek to placate angry strikers this week while honouring his election pledge to shake up Frances pension system in a delicate balancing act that will define his political future. Ministers are looking at possible concessions that could defuse the strikes and protests that have paralysed the country since last week. Transport chaos continued this weekend and unions have called for another day of industrial action on Tuesday, putting further pressure on the government. After last-minute consultations, the prime minister douard Philippe will give full details of the controversial changes to the countrys pension schemes at midday on Wednesday. …

Nick Jonas, Halle Berry, & Tom Hanks Are Just Three Of Many Celebs Who Live With Diabetes! – Perez Hilton

What do Nick Jonas, Tom Hanks, and Halle Berry all have in common? This isn’t the start to a bad “walk into the bar” joke… it’s for real! Did you know all three of those A-list superstars deal with diabetes on a daily basis? And they’re far from the only celebs living with that serious medical malady! Before he passed away, TV host Dick Clark counted himself among those who fought the blood glucose disease. And countless other high profile stars still alive today, manage their blood sugar and fight the disease with clean eating, healthy living, and a little bit of exercise. Consider Hanks one of those cases. The Forrest Gump actor revealed he had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in an interview …

Why I Stopped Asking “Is This Really Gods Will?”

ShareTweetPin Proverbs 16:9 (NLV) We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. This verse popped into my head last night, and I just had to laugh. It’s all I could do. I’ll be perfectly honest, though; at first I wanted to cry. All the plans I had made, and not a single one had panned out. In fact, each one, one by one had fallen through. Now what were we gonna do?! A month off! Sounds good, but crazy, right?! I mean, it’s not like I had paid time off. It’s not even like we had some huge nest egg set back to pull from. Nope. All I had was certainty. I’ve stopped questioning my ability to …

Amanda Bynes Is Currently Living With Her Parents And Reportedly ‘Open To Getting Help’ – Perez Hilton

Well, there appears to be some good news regarding Amanda Bynes‘ current well-being and living situation. Late Thursday night, we reported on Fortunately, now we know at least one important thing has cleared up: her parents do know where the embattled former child star is! She’s reportedly living with them right now while she looks for her own permanent place to call home, according to ET. What a relief! According to exclusive reporting by the outlet, Bynes checked out of her sober living facility last week, and has been living in Ventura County with her parents ever since. In fact, news broke out as it did on Thursday because Bynes and her family were in a Ventura County courtroom that afternoon along …