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François Legault’s mistake

We were expecting it, the 2e vague, but it struck with formidable intensity.

We expected to celebrate Christmas with the family. Here we are, hoping to avoid massive reconfinement.

However, François Legault is not wrong to draw a positive assessment of his session.

It was painful, chaotic at times. And yet … On the whole, the schools have remained open. The case curve has not exploded at breakneck speed. The majority of Quebecers continued to work.

There are restaurants, gyms, the arts. I know. But that no one has escaped.

Finally, François Legault saved the furniture. At other times, that would be a meager record. Under the circumstances, it is a significant victory. The bitter taste that this political autumn leaves is more the tone of his government than the results obtained.

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The history of restaurants is telling. Should they have been left open at the beginning of October for the “family bubbles”? Forcing restaurant owners to police the addresses of their customers?

Criticized for his lack of consistency, we can understand François Legault for having opted for the simplicity of closing them. The aim was to slow down socialization.

But why didn’t you explain it clearly?

Because the pedagogy is perilous? Because these were the days when the opposition flirted with partisan bad faith?

In this unhealthy climate, where his political opponents briefly entertained a touting speech on the “threat to social peace”, François Legault missed the opportunity to raise the debate. The good father of the spring who asked everyone to stick together gave way to the tactician who distorted the criticisms of his opponents.

The siege mentality has taken hold. The opposition’s most basic questions about saliva testing and sanitation have given rise to partisan attacks.

This is where François Legault missed his shot. He missed the opportunity to pedagogy his difficult choices by sacrificing precise explanations to press lines and partisan attacks.

The right resolution

After rejecting them out of hand, François Legault finally pledged to resume his weekly meetings with opposition leaders during the parliamentary recess.

What a good idea ! The government has everything to gain by investing in forging both social and political cohesion.

This could be beneficial, as Quebec is preparing to face the most difficult months of the pandemic in 2021.

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Anthony Joshua explains why he won’t make Andy Ruiz Jr mistake again

Anthony Joshua insists talk of fighting Tyson Fury next is not a distraction.

Joshua was accused of taking his eye off the ball when he suffered his shock loss to Andy Ruiz last year because he was chasing a fight with Deontay Wilder.

The WBA Super, IBF and WBO heavyweight champ claims the prospect of fighting Fury will motivate him against Kubrat Pulev on Saturday.

“It’s good to talk about Fury, Wilder, Dubois and Joyce,” he said. “It’s good to talk about all these guys. My main focus is always Pulev, but it’s tempting to look beyond.

“We’re painting the bigger picture, that’s what I’m trying to create.

“It’s tempting to look at what’s beyond me, but it’s motivation rather than a distraction. Get through this and move on to the bigger fights.

“I don’t want to say I took my eye off the ball with Ruiz in New York, I don’t believe that stuff.”

Joshua fought conservatively to beat Ruiz in their rematch in his last fight in Diriyah a year ago and refused to fight in the pocket and trade with the heavy-handed Mexican-American.

Anthony Joshua was beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr

That was his gameplan for that fight and he says he has worked on being able to switch styles during lockdown.

“I believe the way I fought against Ruiz the second time was a one-off,” he said.

“I have more confidence now, knowing that style is in my locker and knowing I’ve got the punching power too.

“When I was asked how I got through lockdown, I trained to merge all these different dynamics – good feet, hand positioning, combination punching, the jab.

“I’m looking forward to putting on a great performance.”

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Meryl Streep corrects mistake in Barack Obama’s A Promised Land

Meryl Streep reveals former POTUS Barack Obama made a mistake about her in his memoir: ‘He got the story a little bit wrong’

Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep revealed Monday night that former POTUS Barack Obama made a mistake while recounting a story about her in his fourth book A Promised Land.

The 59-year-old retired politician wrote how the 71-year-old acting legend recited Wang Wei’s poem Luchai in Mandarin accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the US-China Forum in Beijing back in 2011.

‘I do remember that moment, but he got the story a little bit wrong. He’s a very good writer but his memory is [bad],’ Meryl (born Mary Louise) said on The Late Show.  

Uh-oh! Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep (R) revealed Monday night that former POTUS Barack Obama made a mistake while recounting a story about her in his fourth book A Promised Land

Obama was in the audience: The 59-year-old retired politician wrote how the 71-year-old acting legend recited Wang Wei's poem Luchai in Mandarin accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma (R) at the US-China Forum in Beijing back in 2011

Obama was in the audience: The 59-year-old retired politician wrote how the 71-year-old acting legend recited Wang Wei’s poem Luchai in Mandarin accompanied by cellist Yo-Yo Ma (R) at the US-China Forum in Beijing back in 2011

Streep ‘chickened out’ over reciting the famous fourth-century poem ‘everyone knows’ without text after discovering the Chinese cultural prime minister was in the audience.

‘In Chinese the same word can be translated as a completely different thing,’ the Yale grad explained of the ‘terrifying’ moment.

‘I said it in English first. I meant to start up in Mandarin and I just looked up at [Yo Yo Ma] and smiled. And he went cross-eyed and kind of finished up and then we both bowed. Because of his artistry, it was a wonderful moment. People loved it.’

Meryl then indulged host Stephen Colbert by reading both versions of Luchai during her first time appearing on his CBS talk show.  

Meryl said on The Late Show: 'I do remember that moment, but he got the story a little bit wrong. He's a very good writer but his memory is [bad]'

Meryl said on The Late Show: 'I do remember that moment, but he got the story a little bit wrong. He's a very good writer but his memory is [bad]'

Meryl said on The Late Show: ‘I do remember that moment, but he got the story a little bit wrong. He’s a very good writer but his memory is [bad]’

'Terrified': Streep 'chickened out' over reciting the famous fourth-century poem 'everyone knows' without text after discovering the Chinese cultural prime minister was in the audience

‘Terrified’: Streep ‘chickened out’ over reciting the famous fourth-century poem ‘everyone knows’ without text after discovering the Chinese cultural prime minister was in the audience

The Yale grad explained: 'In Chinese the same word can be translated as a completely different thing...I said it in English first. I meant to start up in Mandarin and I just looked up at [Yo Yo Ma] and smiled. And he went cross-eyed and kind of finished up and then we both bowed'

The Yale grad explained: ‘In Chinese the same word can be translated as a completely different thing…I said it in English first. I meant to start up in Mandarin and I just looked up at [Yo Yo Ma] and smiled. And he went cross-eyed and kind of finished up and then we both bowed’

'I have just said something horrible probably!' Meryl then indulged host Stephen Colbert by reading both versions of Luchai during her first time appearing on his CBS talk show

‘I have just said something horrible probably!’ Meryl then indulged host Stephen Colbert by reading both versions of Luchai during her first time appearing on his CBS talk show

‘Since one in five people on the face of the Earth is Chinese, they will know now that I have just said something horrible probably,’ Streep apologized.

‘It’s an international incident!’

The Little Women actress is currently filming her role as Trumpian-style President Janie Orlean on the Boston set of Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up alongside onscreen son Jonah Hill. 

Premieres this Thursday on HBO Max! The Little Women actress next plays famous author Alice Hughes in Steven Soderbergh's cruise comedy Let Them All Talk

Premieres this Thursday on HBO Max! The Little Women actress next plays famous author Alice Hughes in Steven Soderbergh’s cruise comedy Let Them All Talk

Adam McKay’s political satire disaster flick centers on two astronomers (Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence) alerting the public about an asteroid that will destroy Earth in six months.

But first audiences can catch Meryl as famous author Alice Hughes in Steven Soderbergh’s cruise comedy Let Them All Talk, which premieres this Thursday on HBO Max.

Streep also plays ‘cultural disruptor’ Dee Dee Allen in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Broadway musical comedy The Prom, which premieres this Friday on Netflix.

Premieres this Friday on Netflix! Meryl also plays 'cultural disruptor' Dee Dee Allen in Ryan Murphy's adaptation of Broadway musical comedy The Prom

Premieres this Friday on Netflix! Meryl also plays ‘cultural disruptor’ Dee Dee Allen in Ryan Murphy’s adaptation of Broadway musical comedy The Prom

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Katie Price fans mistake ‘grown-up’ Junior, 16, for Peter Andre in uncanny snap

Katie Price has shared a gushing tribute to her son Junior Andre on social media – and fans can’t believe their eyes.

The proud mum-of-five, who shares Junior, 16, with ex-husband Peter Andre, referred to her handsome son as “amazing” as she shared her disbelief at how grown up he’s become.

The sweet snap sees the mother-and-son duo cuddle as they beam from ear-to-ear in the family photo.

“My baby Junior is getting so grown up and is such an amazing son,” Katie captioned her latest Instagram offering.

It didn’t take long for fans to gush over the genetically-blessed teen who looked super suave in a crisp white shirt.

Katie gushed over her ‘amazing son’ Junior

Eagle-eyed admirers were left stunned by how similar Junior looks to his pop star dad.

One gobsmacked follower penned: “He’s so handsome and just like his dad. It’s almost like going back in time and seeing Peter when he first got famous.”

Another remarked: “Such a dashing young man. It’s no wonder you’re so proud of him, he seems like a gentleman.”

Fans couldn’t get over how similar Junior is to his dad

Fans said Junior was the spitting image of Pete

“He’s literally the spitting image of his dad. It’s crazy!” a third commented.

While a fourth gushed: “Good looks run in the family. He’s going to be a heartbreaker!”

Katie’s sweet post comes after her ex-husband Peter pined for their son after the teenager was forced to self-isolate for 14 days.

Peter misses cuddling his son

Junior was advised to isolate by himself after finding out a couple of students at his school tested positive for coronavirus .

The teen is still living at the family home but is unable to make any physical contact with other family members, and it started to take a toll on his loving dad.

Fans said Junior was the spitting image of Pete

Peter expressed his sadness over not being able to cuddle his boy in his column for new! Magazine.

The Mysterious Girl singer penned: “He hasn’t been able to sit next to us at dinner and I haven’t hugged him in so long, which is so hard.

“I don’t know if he’s loved that or hated it, but I can’t wait to give him a big squeeze!”

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IRS says its own mistake meant foreign nationals living overseas were sent $1,200 stimulus checks

Stimulus checks of $1,200 from the U.S. government were mistakenly sent out this year to foreign citizens living abroad and with only tenuous connections to the United States, it has emerged – and the problem will likely happen again.

The one-off payment was approved in March, as part of the CARES Act, which also provided support for small businesses.

The idea was to get the money quickly to ease suffering, and experts admitted at the time that there would be some errors made. It was sent to all U.S. tax payers earning under $99,000.

Stimulus checks of $1,200 to aid those struggling during the pandemic were send in the spring

When the news broke in August that some foreign citizens not living in the U.S. had received checks, the IRS said that they had likely filed incorrect tax returns.

But on Monday it was reported that even people with only decades-old links to the U.S. had received the money, without asking for it.

Among them was a Swedish woman, living in Stockholm, who had  

Susanne Wigforss, 78, who had worked in California for several years and so receives a small Social Security payment.

In July she received a $1,200 check in the mail, plus a letter from Donald Trump which opened: ‘My fellow American’.

Susanne Wigforss, 78, was among those to mistakenly receive a check

Susanne Wigforss, 78, was among those to mistakenly receive a check 

‘I thought, ‘I can’t believe it,’ ‘ she told NPR. 

‘They’re sending it to me. Why? I mean, it’s crazy, isn’t it?’ 

The IRS admitted to NPR it mistakenly sent checks to some noncitizens who receive Social Security and other federal benefits, such as Wigforss.

‘This is so wrong,’ she said. ‘Because I saw that a number of people were being evicted every month in Chicago, for instance, and I thought one of those families would have needed this stimulus check. 

‘Why should a Swedish citizen living abroad receive $1,200?’

She said she was trying to find a way to return the cash.

‘There’s no way I’m going to cash this money – it doesn’t belong to me. 

‘But how much money is bleeding out from the Treasury Department because of these stimulus checks, I wonder?’

Wigforss, who lives in Stockholm, said she was shocked to receive a check from the Treasury

Wigforss, who lives in Stockholm, said she was shocked to receive a check from the Treasury

Another to receive the check was Van Stockley, 74, who was born in Pennsylvania but left the U.S. for Australia more than 50 years ago and has renounced his citizenship.

He left because he was disappointed by U.S. politics in the 1960s, and hasn’t set foot in the country in 40 years. 

‘I had always been depressed when JFK was killed,’ he explained. 

‘I just couldn’t get over that, so I started looking for someplace else [to] start all over.’

He, too, received stimulus money, even though he is not eligible for it and does not file a U.S. tax return.

‘That was the weirdest thing ever,’ he recalled. ‘I checked the mail and I pulled out a check. It had a Federal Reserve/Treasury thingamajig on it with the eagle and all that. It’s made out to me. 

‘I thought: ‘What’s it from – America? What the hell’s going on here? Why am I getting a check from the government?’ ‘

He believes that he, like Wigforss, mistakenly got a check because he receives Social Security, from having worked in the U.S. before moving overseas.

‘At first, I thought it was a joke and then I went down to the bank and I said, ‘Do you have some way of verifying that this is legal?’ And the girl came back after five minutes and said, ‘It’s legal. You got the money.’

‘I didn’t ask for the money. I didn’t expect any money. 

‘But as soon as I got it, I stuck it in the bank. You ain’t getting it back!’

He attributes the mistake to U.S. government incompetence.

‘Oh, complete stupidity. They’re just not doing their job properly,’ Shockley said. 

‘But I’m not complaining totally because I was happy with the money!’

The IRS (pictured) has not put into place any provisions to stop the same mistake happening

The IRS (pictured) has not put into place any provisions to stop the same mistake happening

Nearly $1.4 billion in stimulus checks were sent to dead Americans as well as those uneligible

Nearly $1.4 billion in stimulus checks were sent to dead Americans as well as those uneligible

The scale of the problem is unclear. Nearly $1.4 billion in stimulus checks were sent to dead Americans, and the IRS has confirmed to NPR that it has not put any changes in place to prevent it happening in the future.

A second stimulus check could be sent out before Christmas, and those that mistakenly received it in the spring will likely get it again. 

One company which assists with U.S. tax preparation for those living abroad, Sprintax, said that they have clients from about 150 countries who mistakenly received stimulus checks.

The most common countries were India, China, South Korea, Vietnam and the United Kingdom, as well as numerous nations in Latin America, said Enda Kelleher, a vice president at the company. 

‘I think the poor folks in the IRS don’t have the bandwidth to go chasing this, but it would be great if they did, because I believe that there’s millions of dollars that have gone to people that weren’t entitled to it, or they’re certainly not the intended recipients.’

He added: ‘It’s awful when we hear of millions of dollars going into the wrong hands, but it was probably within a somewhat acceptable threshold of error or margin of error.’

Those eligible for the stimulus check are also likely able to apply for unemployment, if they have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, expands states’ ability to provide unemployment insurance for many workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including for workers who are not ordinarily eligible for unemployment benefits. 

The amount paid depends on how much an individual has earned over the previous 52 weeks.

An additional $600 a week was paid, until the end of July.

In August there was no additional funding, but from September an additional $300 a week has been paid. 

A study from The Century Foundation in mid November found 12 million people will lose their federal and state unemployment benefits on December 26 unless another stimulus bill is passed.

President-elect Joe Biden has already released his economic recovery plan, but he does not take office until January 20. 

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Ring announcer makes a mistake and breaks the heart of Puerto Rican Gabriel Rosado | The State



Gabriel Rosado, the experienced Puerto Rican fighter born in PhiladelphiaHe was beginning to celebrate perhaps the most significant triumph of his career, only to end up stepping out of the ring moments later with the sour taste in his mouth after a serious announcer error.

After 12 rounds of little action in a very close super middleweight fight between Rosado and Daniel Jacobs, announcer Jeremiah Gallegos signaled the decision of a tough fight to score for the judges. First he gave a 115-113 in favor of Rosado, then a 115-113 for Jacobs and finally another 115-113, but Gallegos was wrong to announce: “Declaring the winner by split decision … from Philadelphia … from Brooklyn, Daniel Jacobs!”.

Jacobs’ reaction was one of resignation when he heard the first part of the announcement, walking around the ring, but when he realized the mistake, the New York fighter he started to act like he was sure of his triumph.

Rosado, meanwhile, went to hug his coach Freddie Roach after believing that he had won, only to come to his senses about what had happened.

“I think I won the fight, I surprised him, I beat him in boxing, in jabs, I counterattacked him… even when they made the decision he was all disappointed “Rosado said in the interview with the DAZN reporter.

The fight took place in Hollywood, Florida. Jacobs improved to a 37-3 record, while Rosado fell to 25-13-1.

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Arsenal may have made costly transfer mistake as Arteta talks up emerging option


Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has talked up Reiss Nelson, who put on a dazzling display against Molde in the Europa League.

He even admitted he could be used to play in Willian’s role on the right-wing, who has failed to impress since his arrival.

The Brazilian departed Chelsea after seven years following a contract wrangle.

The forward moved to north London, agreeing a three-year deal at the Emirates and many commended Arsenal’s business sense.

But that is already starting to look like a mistake after a shoddy start to his Gunners career.

And at the age of 32, he is not getting any younger and fans are already unhappy with his contributions.

Willian has failed to impress since his move from Chelsea

Other than his debut against Fulham where he got two assists, Willian has failed to register any form of goal contribution.

It has coincided with an abysmal spell in the Premier League where the Gunners have failed to find the net in nearly eight hours.

The result has left them 12th in the table, seven points behind league leaders and local rivals Tottenham.

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But it has been a different story in the Europa League, where Arsenal have already qualified from their group after beating Molde 3-0.

Arteta gave the youngsters a chance and Joe Willock, Emile Smith Rowe and Folarin Balogun all impressed.

And another to catch the eye was Nelson, who has long been rated by Arsenal coaches but has yet to find consistent form.

Reiss Nelson scored Arsenal’s second goal against Molde

Of course, there are not many 20-year-olds that have but Arteta saw a spark in Nelson on Thursday night that suggests he could take on a bigger role in the first-team after he scored in the win in Norway.

With Willian injured, Arteta admitted he could fill in for the Brazilian, saying: “He’s made some big steps in the last month or so. He’s shown what he can do. He’s another player who wants to take on all the time. He’s very vertical.

“He’s a great player who runs in behind. He’s very unpredictable. I really like these types of players to play in winger positions.

“Defensively there are things he needs to do better but he will improve that but he’s a much more mature player.

“He showed a great attitude to say he didn’t want to leave on loan because he believes he’s got a chance to play for this football club and he’s showing that he wants to take that direction. He’s performing in the right way.”

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The mistake of a store clerk led him to win the lottery | The State


Although he realized the mistake, he decided to try his luck.

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A woman from Chesterfield, Missouri, named Paige Nelson, had the surprise of her life to discover that she had won $ 100,000 in the lottery, all thanks to the mistake of an employee at the store where she purchased the ticket.

It turns out that Paige He went to a small local store to buy a lottery ticket, but the clerk mistakenly handed him one from a game called “Break the Bank.” Even though she realized that it was not the one she had asked for, the woman decided to try her luck.

Incredibly, when he scratched the ticket, he realized that he had won such a magnificent prize.

“I could’nt believe it. I started jumping up and down, screaming, ”Nelson said.

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Ajman Police repatriate elderly woman who arrived in UAE by mistake



Ajman: Ajman Police have repatriated a 68-year-old Arab woman to her homeland. She entered the UAE by mistake after someone from her country had defrauded her, directing her to travel to the UAE instead of a neighbouring GCC country while on her way to visit her expatriate son.

Lieutenant Colonel Yahya Khalaf Al Matroushi, Head of Al Hamidiyah Comprehensive Police Station, stated that the woman came to the station complaining about her inability in locating her expatriate son.

Lieutenant Colonel Yahya Khalaf Al Matroushi, head of Al Hamidiyah Comprehensive Police Station, stated that the woman came to the police station complaining of her failure to find her son. She was warmly received at the police station and the police personnel provided her with a suitable residence and attended to all her needs until the investigation was complete.

After communicating with one of her sons in her country, it became clear that the woman intended to travel to visit her son in a neighbouring country. So she contacted a tourism office and asked them to obtain a visa and a travel ticket for her. Upon her arrival in the UAE, she tried to contact her son, but was shocked to find out that she was in a different country! So she went to the police station, asking for help.

Lt Col Al Matroushi said the police station immediately took steps to secure her travel to back to her country and catered to all her needs. Police drove her to the airport, coordinated with her family and were in constant communication with her son to ensure that she reached her destination safely.

The lady and her family expressed their sincere gratitude to Ajman Police for their help and cooperation.



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Mikel Arteta told he has made a transfer mistake at Arsenal


Tony Adams has criticised Mikel Arteta’s decision to lose “one of the best goalkeepers in the country” by selling Emiliano Martinez in the summer window.

Martinez impressed for the Gunners last season after a season-ending injury to No. 1 Bernd Leno, playing a vital role in the club’s FA Cup triumph.

But after it became clear Arteta would not give him the first-team minutes he wanted, Martinez sought a move away from the Emirates.

The Argentine shot-stopper joined Aston Villa for a fee rising to £20million and has impressed in his first seven league games for the club, keeping four clean sheets.

Adams has highlighted the mistake Arteta made during the transfer window

Meanwhile, Arsenal have kept just two clean sheets this season with Leno between the posts – and Adams insists Martinez should have stayed on as the Gunners’ first choice.

The former Arsenal captain told Sky Sports: “I always said if Arsenal want to win the league again they need the best goalkeeper and for me, Leno is not the best goalkeeper.

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Martinez registered another shutout as Villa won 3-0 at Arsenal on Sunday

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“I’ve called into question with Martinez being let go. That was a mistake for me. I think he’s come of age and he performed excellently last season.

“Why would you – a club wanting to win the league – let go one of the best goalkeepers in the country? I don’t see that as a good decision.”

Martinez made a dream debut for Villa in September, saving a penalty and keeping a clean sheet in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United.

In light of his performances, the 28-year-old – who featured for his country at under-17 and under-20 level – has been called up for the senior Argentina team.

He may make his long-awaited debut in the World Cup qualifier at home to Paraguay on Friday or away at Peru next Wednesday.

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