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Bac, covid-19, iridescence of water in the bay of Saint-Brieuc: midday update – World




D-day for the 2021 bac, with the adapted philosophy test

In a context of adapted tests synonymous for some with “dummy bac” at the end of a year disrupted by the covid, more than 500,000 candidates crossed the doors of high schools this morning to take the written philosophy, the only test maintained. with the great oral. Since 8 am, the 525,760 general and technological high school students have been working on four subjects to choose from, instead of three. The stake of this test was however reduced after other announcements of modifications due to the health crisis: it is the best mark which will be retained, between that obtained in the test and that of the continuous control, to condition of having returned its copy, even white. [Les sujets de philo et les corrigés]

France


End of the mask outdoors, reopening of nightclubs in July

France drops the mask outdoors this Thursday! The ebb of the epidemic in the country allowed French Prime Minister Jean Castex to announce that wearing a mask outside would no longer be compulsory from this Thursday, except in certain circumstances such as gatherings, crowded places or stages. Other good news: the Minister of Health Olivier Véran has confirmed the reopening of nightclubs after 15 months of closure, “in July”, without giving a precise date. [La crise sanitaire en direct]

Coronavirus


Pollution in the bay of Saint-Brieuc: residual iridescence detected

A residual iridescence was detected by a maritime patrol plane on Wednesday June 16 in the bay of Saint-Brieuc. Samples were taken. “The samples will be entrusted to the maritime gendarmerie, this Thursday, June 17, as part of the judicial investigation opened by the prosecution of Brest, following the accidental release of hydraulic oil by the offshore installation vessel Aeolus”, indicated the maritime prefecture. “No element allowing at this stage to formally certify that the two pollutions are linked, it will be up to the investigators to establish it”. Pollution had already been spotted Monday, June 14, after an oil leak on a ship from the wind farm site in the bay of Saint-Brieuc. [Plus d’infos]

Aeolus, which works on the wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, left the area on Wednesday June 16, after pollution at sea resulting from an oil leak. On Wednesday afternoon, a residual iridescence was detected by a military patrol plane. (Lionel Le Saux / The Telegram)

Brittany


Shenzhou-12 manned spacecraft docked with Chinese space station

More than six hours after launching from China, the manned Shenzhou-12 spacecraft docked with the first module of the Chinese Space Station that Beijing is assembling, in the midst of technological rivalry with Washington. This is the first manned flight for China in nearly five years. The three taikonauts of the mission, whose names were not revealed until Wednesday, are due to stay in space for three months. In a context of tension with the West, the success of the mission is a matter of prestige for Beijing, which is preparing to celebrate on July 1 the centenary of the Chinese Communist Party.

TOPSHOT - A Long March-2F carrier rocket, carrying the Shenzhou-12 spacecraft and a crew of three astronauts, lifts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the Gobi desert in northwest China o
(Greg Baker / AFP)

World


The LREM deputy of Ille-et-Vilaine Mustapha Laabid definitively condemned

The deputy LREM of Ille-et-Vilaine Mustapha Laabid had appealed in cassation to contest his conviction for breach of trust. On Wednesday June 16, the Court of Cassation rejected his appeal, confirms Maître Julien Delarue, lawyer for the deputy. This decision of the last court to challenge the convictions ratifies the sentence of eight months suspended prison sentence, 10,000 euros fine and three years of ineligibility pronounced against him by the Rennes Court of Appeal. Justice accuses him of having used the money of an association he chaired for personal purposes. [Plus d’infos]

Thursday, September 24, 2020. Appeal trial in Rennes of deputy LREM Mustapha Laabid, convicted of breach of trust.
(Vincent Michel / The Monthly of Rennes)

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