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Plans to mine for gold in French Guiana will have a 'catastrophic impact on the environment'. WWF has launched an awareness campaign calling on the public to petition Emmanuel Macron, the French president to stop the controversial Montagne d'Or project. PASCAL CANFIN, the chief executive of ...
Romain Veillon is a photographer who loves to shoot urban ruins and share what he finds with the world. The beauty of what remains when humanity abandons a place to nature is fully evident in his book, "Ask The Dust"-- as well as his impressive portfolio. Veillon first learned the history of the prisoners France sent ... prison
NEW DELHI: Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) and French space agency (Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales --CNES) are working together on inter-planetary missions like Mars, Venus and asteroid projects. The collaboration on interplanetary missions is part of the joint vision for ... France
Video credit: Arianespace. A European Ariane 5 rocket climbed off its launch pad in French Guiana with nearly 3 million pounds of thrust Thursday, carrying two communications satellites to orbit for the Japanese military and British-based Avanti Communications. The nearly 180-foot-tall (55-meter) Ariane ...
For doctors in search of an adventure, the Amazon rainforest can be just the spot. Clinics in remote parts of French Guiana are vital for the local population but filling positions is no easy task. One French doctor described his overseas mission, living and working far from the everyday luxuries most of us ...

France-based renewable power producer Voltalia has begun construction of a 5.1 MW biomass plant in Cacao, French Guiana. Voltalia designed the facility and will be in charge of its construction, operation and maintenance. According to Voltalia, the power plant will operate continuously. It will ...
I always knew what I wanted to do after college. Moving to an Amazon-adjacent department of France was not it. With aspirations of becoming a writer, the banana trees and marshy vegetation of French Guiana did not fit into my very concrete plan (one that had been set in motion since discovering ...
March 26 (Renewables Now) - France-based renewable power plants operator Voltalia SA (EPA:VLTSA) has initiated the construction of a 5.1-MW biomass plant in French Guiana, targeting commissioning in 2020. The company said last week that once it switches on the facility it will have six ...
For Arianespace's second mission of 2018, the company will use a Soyuz launch vehicle to orbit four additional O3b MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) satellites in the constellation operated by SES Networks. Carried out from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana, this launch also is Arianespace's ...
Even though neither a body or murder weapon were ever found, and despite Seznec's claims of innocence, a jury sentenced him to life in prison in French Guiana. Released on good behavior in 1946, he fought all his life to have his conviction overturned, a campaign that continued after his death with the ...
Viasat's debut of new data tiers and unlimited plans comes roughly nine months after the launch of ViaSat-2, a Boeing-built high-capacity satellite, from Kourou, French Guiana, aboard Arianspace's Ariane 5 heavy-lift launch vehicle. RELATED: ViaSat 2 Launches With Big Broadband Potential. ViaSat-2 ...
When the time-traveling orbital observatory known as the James Webb Space Telescope reaches its orbit around the Earth (which NASA hopes will happen sometime in mid-2019), it will radically increase how far we can peer into the past, and, scientists hope, unlock some of the greatest mysteries of our ...
Despite his claims of innocence his testimony was often contradictory, prompting a jury to sentence him to a life of hard labour in French Guiana. Seznec was freed for good behaviour by Charles de Gaulle in 1946. He had refused in 1933 to seek a pardon, saying "only the guilty ask for a pardon".
Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (l) on a visit to French Guiana with French president Emmanuel Macron (r). He wants Macron's party to reveal which group it will join. (Photo: European Commission). By Peter Teffer. Brussels, 14. Feb, 15:08. The European Commission has called on political parties to declare ...
An Ariane 5 rocket soared into orbit from French Guiana on Jan. 25 with the commercial SES 14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellite, but the launcher missed its mark and released the telecom craft into an unplanned orbit. Officials from SES and Yahsat, the companies which own the two payloads, said ...
Dubbed “the cocaine of the sea”, swim bladders of the red acoupa fish, a commercially important species found around South America, are increasingly featuring in prosecution cases brought by French Guianese legal authorities. At the end of last year, a Brazilian businessman and a Guyanese ...

In Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, French Guiana's second-largest city, one in three residents is foreign and often there illegally. To reach this South American region of overseas France, many illegal immigrants arrive from neighbouring Surinam by crossing the River Maroni. Shanty towns are now swelling, ...
The launch vehicle lifted from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana carrying Al Yah 3 and European satellite SES-14. Al Yah 3, the UAE's third communication satellite developed by Mubadala-owned Yahsat, was successfully launched on Friday despite initial fears of losing contact with the rocket.
The mission will launch on Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, attached to the SES-13 communications satellite. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will measure the temperature and composition of the highest layers of Earth's atmosphere — the ...
NASA's Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument and the SES-14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellites launched atop an Arianespace Ariane 5 rocket this evening from Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. GOLD, which is a bit bigger than a microwave, rode piggyback on ...
A European Ariane 5 rocket boosted two high-power communications satellites into orbit Thursday from French Guiana, including one hosting a $53 million NASA atmospheric science package, after a communications dropout during the climb to space raised fears of a launch failure. Three nail-biting hours ...
"The launcher's liftoff took place on January 25, 2018, at 720 p.m. (French Guiana time). A few seconds after ignition of the upper stage, the second tracking station located in Natal, Brazil, did not acquire the launcher telemetry. This lack of telemetry lasted throughout the rest of powered flight. Subsequently ...
The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) instrument, somewhere between a microwave and minifridge in size, lifted off with the SES-14 telecommunications satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket from Guiana Space Center in French Guiana. Another communications satellite, called Al Yah 3, ...
Antonov Airlines, a leading global operator of An-124-100 Ruslan heavy lift aircraft with a carrying capacity of 150 tonnes, has ensured transportation of the new Al Yah 3 communications satellite of U.S. Orbital ATK weighing 23 tonnes from Washington to the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana (South ...
SES-14 was shipped to the spaceport in French Guiana on Dec. 22, 2017 and its fueling operations were carried out from January 3 until January 5, 2018. Afterward, on Jan. 10, the satellite was integrated on the launch vehicle's payload adapter. The same was procedure done with the Al Yah satellite 3 ...
NASA will broadcast the launch of the SES-14 communications satellite on an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana at 5:20 pm ET. An earth science instrument, the Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD), is a “hosted payload” on the SES-14 satellite. NASA will provide live coverage ...
RIDE: Marianne Mayet, a teacher in French Guiana, takes a boat along the Oiapoque River that divides the French overseas department from Brazil. ... accent but says he is now French - heads a contingent of 30 soldiers from the French Foreign Legion who are charged with keeping French Guiana secure.
De Boer Remorquage and Iskes Towage & Salvage have added a new shallow-draught harbour tug to support port activities in French Guiana. Azimuth stern drive (ASD) tug, Papillon, is operating on a 12-year contract with Grand Port Maritime de Guyane in the ports of Cayenne and Kourou in French ...
French Guianese officials are deliberating whether to impose a license on Guadeloupian and Martiniquan fishermen who enter the South American country's exclusive economic zone to fish for red snapper. French Guiana is the only French territory in South America, and like Martinique and Guadeloupe, ...
Cyrille Regis died on January 14, 2018 following an eventful career that took him from non-league to the Premier League, and saw him play five times for England. The forward scored 158 goals in over 600 league appearances for a variety of clubs, including West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City, and Aston ...
Former Chelsea winger Florent Malouda, who was given a two-match ban for playing for French Guiana at last year's CONCACAF Gold Cup, will appeal his suspension at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Wednesday. The 37-year-old made 80 international appearances for France between 2004 and ...
An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from French Guiana on Jan. 25 with the SES 14 and Al Yah 3 communications satellites. Credit: ESA/CNES/Arianespace – Photo Optique Video du CSG – JM Guillon. A bad input to the Ariane 5 rocket's guidance system that was missed during pre-launch quality control checks ...
Yahsat and Orbital ATK have announced that the Al Yah 3 satellite has successfully arrived at its launch site in Kourou, French Guiana — this satellite, the ... has begun its build-up process, kicking off preparations for another busy year of Arianespace launch activity from its French Guiana operational base.
The men in striped shirts are hired to repair a family's roof in the play, set in French Guiana in 1900. A 1955 film version, called “We're No Angels,” starred Humphrey Bogart. In the Grand Island Little Theatre production, which opens tonight, the other convicts are played by Tyler Jacobs and Jim Bartlett.
JWST will take to the skies from a European spaceport in French Guiana and journey to the sun-Earth Lagrange point 2, which is situated about 930,000 miles from Earth. Like its predecessor the Hubble Space Telescope, JWST will operate in infrared waves to peer into the deepest, oldest parts of the ...
VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – US gold producer Newmont Mining has entered an agreement with French miner Compagnie Miniere Esperance (CME) to earn up to a 70% interest in the Esperance gold discovery, in French Guiana. Newmont will make multi-year investments in the property, which it ...
... late 2018 to spring of 2019. But once JWST is united with its sunshield and a few more components are installed on the telescope, the spacecraft will be more or less complete. The observatory will undergo some additional testing at Northrop Grumman, and then shipped to French Guiana for its launch.
The new offering is available in French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Barthelemy and St. Martin, where Orange Caraibe has been ...
The European carrier Vega with the Ukrainian engine has successfully got off the pad from the Kourou space centre in French Guiana, ...
With these difficulties in the past, the satellite is now undergoing final testing in Belgium before it is shipped to French Guiana for liftoff, which is ...
A man adorns a tomb with plastic flowers and candles at Cayenne's cemetery in French Guiana on the All Saints Day on November 1, 2017.
FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL Macron sniffed a whiff of marijuana during his visit to the overseas territory of French Guiana, he joked: “I ...
“Drug trafficking is a huge problem in French Guiana, and Mr Macron thinks it's okay to joke about it. He finds it funny to see people smoking ...
(PRESS RELEASE) – Following the events of French Guiana last March and the promises made by the former government, the French ...
Macron warns youngsters as he sniffs marijuana on French Guiana trip ... a pungent whiff while visiting the overseas territory of French Guiana.
... smoking marijuana “will not help with your schoolwork” as he sniffed a pungent whiff while visiting the overseas territory of French Guiana.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets residents during a visit to the Crique neighborhood, in Cayenne, French Guiana. Photograph: ...
Clashes between protesters and police forces have marred the first day of French President Emmanuel Macron's visit to French Guiana.
Riots erupted during President Emmanuel Macron's visit to French Guiana after he incensed protesters by ruling out additional state aid for the ...


 

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