The Montreal Tribune

Acceptance Mark

    Informative, Innovative & Truthful     Staff   Business   Letters   Editorial

Montreal is The Best City In The World

Hello! Today Is Tuesday, January 16, 2018

For easy access we are Compiling important news and events that occurred during the past 24 hours from Canada and around the world everyday 365 days a year. Daily Up-Dates Complete Before 12 Noon. If you missed any of the previous headline news, you may request a copy of that particular issue at

Lottery Results

The Tribune Article of the Day

California City Now Illegal To Hand Food To Homeless

  Nine charged for giving food to homeless in California


People handed out food and supplies at Wells Park , El Cajon in defiance of a city rule

  Nine charged for homeless food sharing     Nine people in California have been charged after they handed out food to the homeless, violating a rule about sharing food in public places. The group were protesting against an emergency ordinance in the city of El Cajon which was introduced in response to California 's hepatitis A outbreak. They handed out food, clothes and toiletries on Sunday before police arrived and issued citations. Hepatitis A can be spread by touching contaminated foods or objects. The recent outbreak of the viral disease has taken a severe toll on California 's homeless populations, who are most at risk as they do not have access to basic hygiene and sanitation. Local media report that El Cajon City Council passed the ordinance in October. It prohibits food sharing on any city-owned property. The authorities say it is a safety measure against hepatitis A, but opponents argue it unfairly penalises the city's homeless.   California hepatitis A outbreak death toll climbs to 19    Photographing the things homeless people in California own    Nine charged for homeless food sharing

Motorcycle Superstore

What's Happening!

Selected News & Articles Compiled and Comments Written by Josh F. Tanembaum

All what I write here are protected by copyright law, and I am solely responsible for all its contents. You can read yesterdays comments and featured articles from different news dispatches by clicking yesterday's Front Page.

Shackled siblings found in California home

Police arrest a pair who allegedly held their 13 children captive, some chained to their beds.


A California couple have been arrested after police found their 13 children allegedly held captive at home, some "shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks". David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, were held on charges of torture and child endangerment. The couple's children - aged two to 29 - lived in Perris, 59 miles (95km) south-east of Los Angeles. Officers were alerted by one of the victims, a 17-year-old girl. The girl - who appeared to be "only 10 years old and slightly emaciated" - on Sunday managed to escape and call the emergency number using a mobile phone found inside the house, the Riverside Sheriff's Department said in a statementWhat did police find in the house?  Police officers later found "several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark and foul-smelling surroundings". Video 'Children were chained to beds' The Turpin 'happy family'

Building collapses in Antwerp explosion

Several people are injured the blast, which is not related to terrorism, Belgian police say.

A photo showing the destruction to the building in Antwerp, Belgium on 15 January 2018.

A blast has brought down a residential building in the Belgian city of Antwerp , injuring several people. The origin of the explosion on the central street of Paardenmarkt is not clear. But police said they did not believe it was related to terrorism. Three people have been removed from the rubble, including a child, police say. Three other buildings were also damaged in Monday evening's explosion. Belgium has been on high alert since suicide bombings in Brussels in 2016.  Belgium country profile

Trump escalates feud over 'racial slur'

The US president says he has been "totally misrepresented" by others saying he used a racial slur. President Donald Trump has said he has been "totally misrepresented" over accusations he used the term "shithole" to describe African nations last week. Mr Trump also said the allegation was hurting efforts to strike a deal to protect so-called Dreamer immigrants. The president was responding to a claim by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin that he used "vile and racist" language during a meeting on immigration reform. The alleged remarks sparked global outrage and demands that he apologise. "There is no other word one can use but racist," said a UN spokesman. On Monday, two senators who said he did indeed use the disparaging remark stood by their account of what took place. Was Trump's alleged slur actually racist?  What did the president allegedly say? The row broke out after Republican and Democratic lawmakers visited the president in the Oval Office on Thursday to work on a proposal for an immigration deal. A key issue they need to agree on is what to do with an Obama-era scheme that protects some 800,000 young people who entered the US illegally as children - known as the Dreamers. Video President Trump's comments   Was Trump's alleged slur racist?

More Headlines

Top Kosovo Serb politician shot dead    Kosovo Serb arrested over war crimes   Moscow's December was 'darkest' month   Siberian pupils go to school at -50C   Growing up in -60C  Pope feels 'shame' over Chile sex abuse    Inventor charged with Kim Wall's murder   Bangladesh 'to return 300 Rohingya a day'     H&M model's family 'forced to move house'     Call to end animal mistreatme     Philippine news site has licence revoked    'Strongman' of the Philippines    N Korea to send orchestra to Olympics    Perth bushfire paints skies orange    India and Israel praise 'new era' of ties    Alcohol ban on Sri Lankan women reinstated   Islanders flee Papua New Guin    Jakarta stock exchange floor gives way     Video Floor collapses at stock exchange    SPORT Biles 'abused by gymnastics doctor'    Romania loses second PM in seven months     Black Death 'spread by humans not rats'   Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan    Spain set to leapfrog US in tourism table    Suicide bombers target Baghdad labourers    Police say 'hijab attack' did not happen    Elderly Germans lose bingo in legal scare    Car hurled into upper floor of building    The Japanese porn star who taught China about sex    How to react to a missile alert    The Israeli boy who survived Mumbai attack    Will technology upstage Detroit's car show?    Chile's female prisoners pin their hopes on Pope's visit   'We wanted to enter stadiums and we did'

More news? Click any of the following regional links -  Africa    Asia   Australia   Europe   India   Latin America & Caribbean   Middle East   US & Canada  UK  Entertainment & Arts  Health  Business

 Check the News from "That side of the world"  By Dr. Naseeb Ullah, PHD

Baghdad suicide attack 'kills 35'

The double bombing in a busy square in the heart of the Iraqi capital has injured more than 90.

Security forces clear the site of the bombing

At least 35 people have been killed in a double suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital Baghdad , medical sources say, the second attack in three days. More than 90 were injured in the attack in Tayaran Square , in the city centre. Baghdad has repeatedly been the target of bombings and armed attacks since the Islamic State (IS) group overran large areas of the country in 2014. However, the pace of attacks has slowed since Iraq 's government declared it had retaken all the territory last month. Monday's attack was carried out by two men wearing suicide vests packed with explosives, the interior ministry said. The site of the attack is a busy square where large crowds of construction workers gather to find work every morning. It has been targeted by militants in the past.   The war against IS in maps and charts   The war against IS in maps and charts   Iraq country profile

Trump plan 'slap of the century' - Abbas

The Palestinian president calls Donald Trump's Middle East peace efforts the "slap of the century".

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during the meeting of the Palestinian Central Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 14 January

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace efforts as the "slap of the century".

At a meeting of Palestinian leaders, he stressed he would not accept any peace plan from the US after it recognised Jerusalem as Israel 's capital. He also accused Israel itself of putting an end to the 1994 Oslo Accords, which began the peace process. Mr Trump has threatened to cut aid if the Palestinians reject peace talks. Speaking earlier this month, Mr Trump insisted recognition of Jerusalem took the hugely divisive issue "off the table" for new peace talks. Palestinians argue the move shows the US cannot be a neutral broker. What did Mr Abbas tell the meeting? Palestinian leaders are meeting for two days in Ramallah to come up with a concrete Palestinian response to Mr Trump's move. Mr Abbas had already rejected Mr Trump's proposals last month, after the UN General Assembly voted to express regret at US recognition of Jerusalem

"That side of the world" - Pakistan has given us nothing but lies and deceit: US President   -   Alliance with US over as Pakistan tells America ‘no more’   -   Pakistan can survive without insignificant US financial assistance: Abbasi    -   Pakistan to continue counter-terrorism efforts even without US financial support: Army Chief    -   No formal communication from Pakistan on cooperation suspension: US   -   Pakistan, US must work together to defeat terrorism: Aizaz Chaudhry   -    Trump’s attempt at punishing Pakistan won’t work because of its greater leverage: Olson    -    No more terrorist sanctuaries in Pakistan: PM Abbasi   -    Afghan forces air strikes kill 31 militants in Afghanistan    - China rejects speculations of military base in Gwadar    -   Indonesian President to address joint session of Pakistan Parliament on Jan. 26    -   India cannot silence Kashmiri freedom movement through use of force: FO  -   Five policemen killed, 2 injured in militants’ attack in Afghanistan   - Japan assures support and cooperation to Pakistan in improving security at airports    -   Pakistan, UAE committed to taking bilateral ties to further heights    -   US issues new travel advisory to its citizens for Pakistan, India    -   BRI to bring comprehensive changes in Pakistan: Khalid    -   Pakistan, Egypt signs MoU to enhance cooperation in defense sector    -   Six including 5 policemen killed, several injured in Quetta blast    -   Afghan refugees reject Jan 31 deadline, demand more time to settle business matters    -    Indian Air Force soldier commits suicide in IOK   -  147 Indian fishermen handed over to BSF   -   Pakistan Navy ships visit Port Victoria   - Bhutto’s 90th birthday celebrated   -    Pakistan, India NSAs met in Bangkok secretly: Indian media    -   Suicide attack leaves 15 dead in Jalalabad city    -   Pakistan, India exchange lists of their nuclear installations    -   Iran, Tajikistan review development of bilateral ties   -   12 dead in Iran protests after Rouhani calls for calm   To Read All Click Here  Also find out - Why Pakistan won't share intelligence with the US  

GigaGolf Special Coupons


Quebec Premier Say No To Marking Mosque Shooting

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard says he doesn't want to mark the anniversary of the Quebec City mosque shooting with a day against Islamophobia.


By Benjamin Shingler, CBC News  Philippe Couillard opposes marking mosque shooting with day against Islamophobia. Premier sides with PQ and CAQ, balks at commemoration proposal by National Council of Canadian Muslims. Couillard says he plans to attend events to commemorate the Jan. 29 attack and pay tribute to the community hurt by the tragedy, but he's not in favour of a proposal made last month by Canada 's largest Muslim group. "We believe that it is better to emphasize collectively our commitment against the phenomenon of racism and discrimination, rather than singling out one of its manifestations," Couillard told reporters Monday, pointing out that Quebec already  recognizes an international day for the elimination of racial discrimination. Quebec opposition parties against marking mosque shooting with day against Islamophobia  OPINION The year since the mosque shooting has made amnesiacs out of Quebec's political class

Click here for  Montreal Headlines - CBC News 

How 'Pops' changed lives: Remembering the founder of Dans la rue    Father Emmett 'Pops' Johns, founder of Dans la rue, dead at 89   Sûreté du Québec beefs up cold-case squad to try to crack unsolved suspicious deaths   Alouettes release veteran QB Darian Durant   RECAP Roughriders' defence steals spotlight in Durant's return with Alouettes  Darian Durant signs 3-year deal with Alouettes   More Headlines   Trial of Tony Accurso, charged in alleged Mascouche corruption scheme, gets underway in Joliette   How Montreal's tax increase could affect you, even if you don't own property     RTM commuters say train service is plagued by delays   City urges patience as Montreal digs out after weekend storm   Can Ste-Catherine Street's makeover revitalize the historic strip?   Ice jam complicating work in flooded Quebec City neighbourhood   Father Emmett 'Pops' Johns, founder of Dans la rue, dead at 89   OPINION The year since the mosque shooting has made amnesiacs out of Quebec's political class   Missing woman found safe in Pointe-aux-Trembles   Tax hike aside, upgrade to Montreal's water system sorely needed, expert says  Canadiens centre Phillip Danault at home resting after taking Chara shot to the head   Emergency room nurses at Trois-Rivières hospital stage sit-ins while hospital crowded   Heavy rainfall leads to flooding in parts of southern Quebec  Quebecois artists find kindred spirits in Scotland with government help   INFOGRAPHIC Your new tax bill may sting, but not like in years past   New safety features at Laval University residences after alleged break-ins, sexual assaults in 2016

Headlines across Canada :  British Columbia   Calgary    Edmonton    Saskatchewan   Saskatoon    Manitoba    Thunder Bay    Sudbury    Windsor    Kitchener-Waterloo    Hamilton    Toronto    Ottawa    New Brunswick   Prince Edward Island    Nova Scotia    Newfoundland & Labrador    North Nunavut

General News and Events Calendar

 Check Montreal Weather    Drink and Drive? CAA says First offence cost up to $7,000

Never lie when applying for Canadian citizenship, read this:   Blatant lying loses family its citizenship — Also got billed $63K bill from Canadian government - There is no statute of limitation on the revocation of citizenship.”

Look, who's been writing to us - Letters, Opinions, & Whatever

Click here For The Latest  News On  Technology


1,000 young people charged over sex video

More than 1,000 young people have been charged by police in Denmark with distributing sexually explicit material.

Stock image of a close up of schoolgirl typing text message on a mobile phone at a desk in aclassroom

They are accused of using Facebook Messenger to share indecent video clips of two 15-year-olds having sex. Police said it could amount to distribution of indecent images of children, as the two people filmed are under 18. Facebook tipped off the US authorities, who notified police in Denmark . One thousand and four young people from across the country are facing charges after allegedly circulating the material via the messaging app in autumn last year. Some suspects are over 18 and were called to police stations to be interviewed. Suspects under 18 were contacted through their parents.  A Danish police superintendent said the charges come as a warning to young people never to share sex videos.

Raid on Venezuela pilot ends in bloodshed

The ex-policeman is accused of leading an armed rebellion involving a helicopter and grenades.

Two police officers and several "terrorists" have been killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot accused of leading an armed rebellion in Venezuela last year, officials say. Venezuelan forces surrounded a house in the town of El Junquito , near the capital, Caracas , as they targeted the "cell" linked to pilot Oscar Pérez. The authorities said they had arrested five people who they accuse of being part of a criminal group. It is unclear what became of Mr Pérez.  Prominent government member Diosdado Cabello tweeted that Mr Pérez had opened fire on police. Mr Pérez was wanted after he used a stolen helicopter to throw grenades at government buildings on 27 June. In footage posted on social media on Monday, Mr Perez said he had offered to turn himself in but that he believed authorities were initially trying to kill him rather than negotiate his surrender. "They're shooting at us with RPGs [rocket-propelled grenades]," he said. "There are civilians inside here. We said we'd turn ourselves in, but they don't want to let us turn ourselves in. They want to kill us," Mr Pérez added. He then describes how those at the property with him were forced to "crouch down", adding: "Now we're negotiating."   Pérez: Action man of social media   Venezuela's visions for the future

Collection of Textile Books for Sale

New Textile Mills and Schools must have: A collection of different weaving and knitting techniques, including yarn count specifications with quality fabric samples in book bindings showing several finishes in solid and printed materials, available to the highest bidder with starting cost of $20,000.00.  This collection is best recommended for textile mills and schools. The collection is not available anywhere else. Please send all inquiries to:

Join The Photo Journalists Syndicate International and  The Writers and Editors syndicate

 Just register, there's nothing to pay instead, you'll get paid when your picture is published, more if its syndicated. And, as a writer or editor you'd have the chance to work with publishing companies around the world. Send Inquiry to:  or 

Communications Engineers

For Business or Corporate Accounts Only

Systems Trouble Shooters, Computer and Monitor Fix plus Website Management. Problem with your computer system but afraid too expensive to fix? Well, relax, call or e-mail us for assistance at  If you already have a website, which cost too much to maintain we can show an easier and simpler way of website management, no need to hiring "Expensive Experts" and for your network communications, we have expertise and experience to "remotely" help you run it smoothly and updated regularly. Affiliates Around the World Welcome.

 514-992-4261, 514-652-4262 & 514-279-2500

Join the Apps Developers Syndicate and make good money in the process. e-mail for more info.

Business News

Description : 

Quebec's Debt Clock

Salmonella baby milk 'affects 83 countries'

The boss of French firm Lactalis says up to 12 million boxes of formula are now subject to a recall.

More than 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk have now been recalled in 83 countries in a salmonella scandal involving French company Lactalis. The dairy firm's CEO, Emmanuel Besnier, confirmed the extent of the contamination risk to French media. The products have been subject to a recall since December, after salmonella bacteria was discovered at a factory. Lawsuits have been filed by parents who say their children became unwell after drinking the formula. A spokesman told the BBC that all the countries affected had been informed, in Europe , Asia , Latin America and Africa . The UK , US and Australia were not affected, he added. The Lactalis group is one of the world's largest producers of dairy products, with annual sales of €17bn ($21bn; £15bn), It has 246 production sites in 47 countries and employs 15,000 people in France alone.

Facebook plans major news feed changes

The social network is to make posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

Facebook is to change how its news feed works, making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent.

Instead, content that sparks conversations among family and friends who use the site will be emphasised, explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page. Organisations on Facebook may see the popularity of their posts decrease as a result, the firm acknowledged. The changes will take effect over the coming weeks. "We've gotten feedback from our community that public content - posts from businesses, brands and media - is crowding out the personal moments that lead us to connect more with each other," wrote Mr Zuckerberg. He said that he and his team felt a responsibility to make sure Facebook was good for people's wellbeing. If public content is to be promoted, it will now have to be seen to encourage community interaction - as happens within the tight-knit groups that discuss TV programmes and sports, he said.   Zuckerberg's resolution: 'Fix' Facebook

Apple: Chip bug in all Macs and iPhones

  The tech giant has released some fixes and says there are "no known exploits" of the flaws.

iPhones on display in an Apple store

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Apple said it had already released some patches but there was no evidence that the vulnerability had been exploited. But it advised downloading software only from trusted sources to avoid "malicious" apps. Mac users have often believed that their devices and operating systems are less vulnerable to security issues than, for example Android phones or computers running Microsoft systems.  How chip hacks work   Chip scare Q&A

Turkey anger as US convicts banker

Ankara hits out as a Turkish banker is found guilty over a scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions.

Court sketch of Mehmet Hakan Atilla

Turkey has reacted angrily after a Turkish banker was convicted in New York over a massive scheme to help Iran evade US sanctions. Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty of bank fraud and conspiracy but cleared of money laundering. Turkey 's foreign ministry described the ruling as "unjust and unfortunate". The case hinged on the testimony of a Turkish-Iranian gold trader, who became the prosecution's star witness after admitting helping Iran evade sanctions. Reza Zarrab's statements in court implicated former Turkish ministers and even President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the multi-billion-dollar scheme. President Erdogan has denied that Turkey breached US sanctions, but the case has strained relations between Ankara and Washington .   Gold trader's US legal saga grips Turkey   

Australia aims to be top cannabis exporter

So far, only Canada and the Netherlands sell medical marijuana products overseas.

The Australian government has said it aspires to be the world's leading exporter of medicinal cannabis.

The nation plans to change its regulations to join Canada and the Netherlands in selling products beyond a domestic market. Uruguay and Israel have announced similar plans. Health Minister Greg Hunt said the move would also help local patients. Australia legalised the use of medicinal cannabis in 2016. Using the drug for recreation remains illegal. "Our goal is very clear: to give Australian farmers and manufacturers the best shot at being the world's number one exporter of medicinal cannabis," Mr Hunt said. Changing national regulations will require parliamentary approval. That could happen as soon as February with support from the Labor opposition.  Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy   Recreational cannabis legal in California     Cannabis: Promise, risk and controversy

Thai fraudster sentenced to 13,275 years

A Thai court has sentenced a fraudster to more than 13,000 years in prison.

A money exchange bank teller counts Thai baht in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pudit Kittithradilok, 34, admitted running a Ponzi scheme whereby he promised investors artificially high financial returns.

About 40,000 people were persuaded to pour more than $160m (£120m) into his companies. The court found he engaged in illicit lending and some 2,653 counts of fraud. Thanks to his confession, it halved his sentence to 6,637 years and six months. He is unlikely to serve more than 20 years, as Thai law sets a maximum 10-year term for each of the two crimes he was convicted of.  Prosecutors told the court that Pudit organised seminars where attendees were encouraged to invest in what he said were businesses linked to property development, beauty, used cars and exports, among other things. According to the Bangkok Post, investors were promised generous returns, plus incentives to bring new members on board. As with any pyramid scheme, these new cash injections would then be used to pay off the earlier backers.  Pudit had been held in Bangkok Remand Prison since his arrest in August, when he was denied bail.   China hit by financial scam 'epidemic'

Apple apologises for iPhone slowdowns

It says it will slash the price of battery replacements and issue new monitoring software.

Girl takes selfie with iPhone 7

Apple has apologised after facing criticism for admitting it deliberately slows down some ageing iPhone models. The company now says it will replace batteries for less and will issue software in 2018 so customers can monitor their phone's battery health. Some customers had long suspected the company slowed older iPhones to encourage customers to upgrade. Apple admitted slowing some phones with ageing batteries but said it was to "prolong the life" of the devices. In a statement posted on its website, the firm said it would reduce the price of an out-of-warranty battery replacement from $79 (£58) to $29 (£21) for anyone with an iPhone 6 or later.  The year's biggest tech stories   Is Apple getting sloppy?

Australian police make record meth haul

Eight men are arrested over the largest seizure of the drug in national history.

A van containing bags allegedly filled with drugs at a dock in Western Australia

Australian police have arrested eight men over the nation's largest ever seizure of the drug methamphetamine.

The haul, estimated to have a street value of A$1bn (£600m; $800m), was uncovered when police raided a dock in Western Australia , authorities said. Police have charged the men, each of whom faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Crystal methamphetamine, also known as ice, has been described as the most damaging illicit drug in Australia . The 1.2-tonne (2,650lb) bust was larger than the previous record seizure, made in Melbourne in April.  "We are very pleased that 12 million hits of methamphetamine will be off the streets over the Christmas [and] new year period," said Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton. Six men were arrested at a dock near the city of Geraldton , while two were arrested in Perth . All are Australians aged between 33 and 52.  Video The woman who sold meth in a graveyard    The drugs devastating Thailand     

Arts & Entertainment

Lebanon anger at Gal Gadot dress choice

Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab faces backlash for Instagram post featuring the Israeli actress.

The posting of a photograph of Israeli actress Gal Gadot in a dress by Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has caused consternation on social media. Israel and Lebanon have technically been at war since 1948, and Lebanon boycotts its southern neighbour. "I love and respect Elie Saab, but is he really happy an Israeli actress wore a dress he designed?" asked Lebanon journalist Heba Bitar on Twitter. The picture of Gadot has since been removed from Saab's Instagram account. The image of the Wonder Woman star in a blue sash dress by Saab and was accompanied by a description of the former Israel Defense Forces combat trainer as "flawless". You may also like:

Hollywood awaits Golden Globe protests

The 75th Golden Globes is the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by sex scandals.

Reese Witherspoon and Daniel Kaluuya

Film awards season gets under way with the Golden Globes later - the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals. Stars of film and television are expected to wear black on the red carpet in a protest against misconduct. Acceptance speeches - and host Seth Meyers' opening monologue - are also expected to focus on the issue. Guillermo del Toro's otherworldly romance The Shape of Water has the most nominations of any film, with seven. Its stars include Britain 's Sally Hawkins, who is nominated for best actress in a film drama.   Golden Globes: Nominations in full

Medical News

  Gaza conjoined twins survive separation

Baby girls Farah and Haneen, joined at the abdomen, are separated after surgery in Saudi Arabia .

Palestinian conjoined twins lie in an incubator at the nursery of the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City (02 October 2017)

A life-saving operation to separate a pair of Palestinian conjoined twins from Gaza has been successful, doctors say. The baby girls, named as Farah and Haneen, underwent surgery at King Abdullah Children's Hospital in Riyadh . They shared a leg but had separate hearts and lungs. The girls were flown to Saudi Arabia with their father after doctors warned their lives would be at risk if they remained in the Gaza StipLiving a conjoined life  The girls, who were born in October, were joined at the abdomen and lower body.  Doctors announced that the surgery had been a success in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.  The agency said the operation required separating the intestine, liver and pelvic wall, and involved nine stages.   Living a conjoined life

India separated twin 'opens eyes'

 A team of 30 doctors carried out the operation

Conjoined twins at Delhi hospital

One of the twin boys who were conjoined at the head has opened his eyes four days after a historic surgery to separate them in India , a doctor says. Two-year-old Jaga has also responded to simple commands, including moving his limbs. He is on a ventilator and needs daily dialysis due to kidney problems. His brother, Kalia, is not yet conscious and has suffered seizures. The boys were born with shared blood vessels and brain tissues and a 16-hour surgery separated them.   A team of 30 doctors carried out the operation - the first of its kind in India - at a state-run hospital in the capital, Delhi . Both boys are stable and doctors are satisfied with their progress so far, Professor Deepak Gupta, who was involved in the operation, told the BBC.

More Medical News

Breast implants 'skew heart attack test'     Breast implants get safety barcodes   How safe is the cosmetic surgery boom?   Cholesterol jab to stop heart disease    'Huge advance' in fighting biggest killer   Prostate cancer test 'targets treatment'   'Milestone' prostate cancer drug   Coconut oil 'as unhealthy as beef fat'     Medicine information leaflets 'too scary'    Court orders Charlie Gard life support    Huge drop in EU nurses since Brexit vote    Bid to 'train' viruses to tackle cancer     NHS sleep disorder testing doubles    NHS cyber-attack 'came from N Korea'    Ebola nurse meets survivors on first return since disease    Pregnant women smoking rates 'concern'    Bye bye fake tan! Drug makes a real one Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in trial    IVF doctor accused of using own sperm    Global diarrhoea deaths down by a third   Hands washed in cold water 'as good as hot'    Children die in S Sudan vaccination error    Africa's newborn twins at risk

Milestone in medical human 'cloning'?

What's a stroke?    Video 'Never thought it would happen to me'   Video How to spot the signs of a stroke?   Stem cell stroke therapy assessed   Click here for the latest news on stroke Soy may benefit stroke patients Helping stroke patients to speak    Music 'can aid stroke recovery'  Stroke risk peaks every 12 hours   Heart drug may help threat stroke   Stroke struggle: 'They said I would never become a doctor'   Stroke patients to test sensors   What's Killing Canadians?   What's the "Marburg" Virus?  More disease cures check archives   Magnetic field 'aids coma victim'  Institute of Food Research British Nutrition Foundation   Mind power moves paralyzed limbs  Surfing the web is good for your brain   Fatty acids clue to Alzheimer's Western diet 'raises heart risk'    Drug may reverse MS brain damage  'One-stop' embryo test unveiled  Purple tomato 'may boost health'   Lithium tested for impact on Motor Neurone Disease  What is motor neurone disease?    Cancer genetic blueprint revealed    

The Seven Medical Beliefs that's not true  Medical myths 'debunked'   Survey shows contraception myths    TV ad 'busts heart attack myth'    'Medical myths' exposed as untrue Drink at least eight glasses of water a day     We use only 10% of our brains    Hair and fingernails continue to grow after death    Reading in dim light ruins your eyesight    Shaving causes hair to grow back faster or coarser    Mobile phones are dangerous in hospitals    Eating turkey makes people especially drowsy.

Join and get paid The Book & Film Club Critics of Montreal limited membership only

Check out The Newly Released Books   

New Year Resolution

Los Angeles, CA, December 11, 2017 ― This New Year's Eve, Dr. Levi Harrison is hoping that people everywhere will resolve to make 2018 their healthiest year yet by incorporating fitness into their daily lives in a way that is both effective and sustainable. True fitness is about much more than a gym membership, Dr. Levi emphasizes. It's about adopting a lifestyle that balances mind, body, soul and spirit. Dr. Levi is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and shoulder injuries. He is passionate about overall health and fitness and has developed a multi-faceted, multi-media approach to sharing his healthy lifestyle strategies. Every Wednesday at 10 a.m. PST on the Dr. Levi Show (available on YouTube, iTunes and iHeart Radio), Dr. Levi addresses emotional and spiritual aspects of wellness during interviews with a variety of motivational and inspirational guests. And his YouTube channel, @DrLeviharrison, is chock-full of videos demonstrating innovative stretches, strengthening and rehabilitative techniques for repetitive stress and sports injuries. His first book, The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement, is an encyclopedia of core-stabilizing and body-building exercises, with easy-to-follow instructions and photographs. The DVD, The Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout, is a great accompaniment to the book. The DVD demonstrates aerobic, core and abdominal exercises that can elevate and improve any fitness level, with a bonus workout, Perfect Abs, for those who want additional abdominal work. Dr. Levi also provides ESPORTS coaching, motivational speaking and nutritional counseling. Dr. Levi Harrison earned his medical degree at The University of California at Davis School of Medicine and completed his fellowship at the internationally renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis . His practice in Los Angeles is a center of excellence for sports-related upper extremity and shoulder injuries as well as hand rehabilitation. He has appeared as a medical authority on The Dr. Oz Show, CNN, Fox TV, Studio 11 LA and the KTLA Morning News. Dr. Levi has also been featured in multiple gaming communities, including Yahoo Games, Kotaku, Geek & Sundry, Vice's Motherboard, Machinima, IGN, XM Radio and countless others for his groundbreaking work in preventing repetitive stress injury in the competitive ESPORTS community. For videos and more information about Dr. Levi, please visit The Art of Fitness: A Journey to Self Enhancement Publisher: Brio Press  ISBN-10: 1937061825  ISBN-13: 978-1937061821 Available from Available from 12.13.17

Canada Direct

One Square Mile of Canada

Montreal is a French island in a predominantly English-speaking country

Montreal skyline

Montreal is The Best City In The World ?

It's known as La Main - "The Main" - and it's the lifeblood of Montreal . For the past three centuries this sweeping avenue, Boulevard St Laurent, has shaped the character of a city in the heart of French-speaking Canada . La Main was once the symbolic dividing line between the city's French and English speaking communities, with the boulevard a soft buffer attracting and absorbing waves of new immigrants. Today, it celebrates a cosmopolitan city with its array of little villages, from the Quartier Chinois, or Chinese quarter, to Little Italy and Portugal , along with strong remnants of an historic Jewish quarter.

What does it mean to be Canadian?

 With Asian trade and support for the monarchy rising, what does Canadian identity mean now?

What the Indians are trying to say, The French came as visitors and now they want the country for themselves?”  So they say "over my dead body" before Quebec becomes a republic. After all, they already killed millions of us since they arrived here. This is not a provocation but just letting them know we are still around and Quebec Nation is not going to happen as long as there are still Indians around. Please send your comments to the editor... MP Maxime Bernier defends language-law quip - Quebecers don't need Bill 101, "Not by imposing [French] and by preventing people from making their own decisions in matters that concern their personal lives."   Quebec militia leader faces death-threat charges Patriotic Militia of Quebec's website   Que. militia worries separatists   Death threats target Quebec English rights group    Letters threaten FLQ attacks in Montreal  Oops! Parti Quebecois are falling apart


If anyone wish to say anything please forward your comment to of this page

Canada launches Arctic seabed quest

How much farther can the Separatist push the envelope to preserve a language that's hard to economically maintain? Aren't we bankrupt yet? Send your comments to

Oh Canada How I Love You

The tour was to only last one hour. While the other educator and I waited for their arrival we decided we would not visit the Canadian galleries, since they were in another pavilion at the other end of the museum. We would choose the European Art collection to save time. They arrived twenty minutes late. My group had three mothers with eight children between the ages of two months and nine years old. Two Muslim mothers dressed in hijab and long over-... Quickly it was decided, even though time was limited, that we had to go visit the Canadian galleries. We showed the paintings, sculptures and objects from the Inuit, First Nations along with the first settlers from France and England . The children were mesmerized, listening to the legends and stories of the Canadian people. The mothers asked many insightful questions. As we toured from one gallery to the next, the mother from Benin began unapologetically to nurse her son. She didn’t ask for help or lag behind. She did what came naturally and continued to be an active participant. And the two other mothers? They held the infant’s head as she went to adjust her top and looked after her other child. Mothers from different parts of the world, nurturing, protecting and caring for one another. I witnessed the actions of a community. Being an Art Educator at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts affords me the opportunity to meet and interact with many people from all walks of life. I am very fortunate to live in a country where all people have equal rights and are valued for their uniqueness. Ennutsiak Nunavik 1896 – Iqaluit, Nunavut, 1967 Untitled (Birth Scene with Midwives) By Deirdre Potash, 2779 Honore Mercier Vaudreuil-Dorion Quebec J7V 8P5 (514) 999-8581

What's the difference?

Going overseas? Check this out first! Dangerous travel: Countries to avoid to visit  Or if you need advice before traveling, ask our editor an (experienced) expert on international trade and relation, it's free. Spread it out you never know you could save fellow Canadians. * Private companies and governmental agencies are welcome for seminars on how to behave when visiting countries around the world (*This service is not free)

It's Just A Question ©
By Conrad David Brillantes

Seriously, ask me!: Got a question? Anything in mind that bothers you because no one seems to listen? Send them in and I will try to find the answers. Your name will be kept confidential if requested, and no one will ever know.

The Montreal Tribune and its publishers are not responsible for all contents in this section. All Rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Conrad David Brillantes. All Questions or inquiries submitted are not edited...posted as they are received. Question: Why on earth the Separatist government of  the late Rene Levesque created the language law known as Bill 101? Answer: Actually, Robert Bourassa, Quebec Premier then started the controversial language law (Bill 22) which was duplicated and made it more complicated by government of Levesque. Note that Bill 101 was declared not valid by the Supreme Court of Canada but because of the veto option given to all provinces under the unfinished Canada constitution headed by Brian Mulroney, precipitated when Pierre Trudeau, prime minister of the day brought home the BNA (British North America Act - Canadian Constitution) to Canada, Quebec was able to maintain the law (Bill 101) ...  


Watch for these links to open soon:  What's New?    What's for Sale?

Hey did you hear? The Marketplace  is soon to open. If you have something to sell or buy please send them to contact@montrealtribune.comJosh F. Tanembaum

If you have new goods or services to sell other than what you see at The Marketplace, send them to

Poland buys famous da Vinci at discount

Poland buys the Czartoryski collection of about 86,000 artefacts for about 5% of its market value.

a woman posing for pictures beside a painting entitled "Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani" (The Lady with an Ermine) by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, London

The Polish government has bought a world-famous art collection, including a rare Leonardo da Vinci painting, for a fraction of its market value.

The Czartoryski collection was sold for €100m ($105m; £85m) despite being estimated at about €2bn. It includes Rembrandt and Renoir works, and da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine. The head of the Czartoryski family, which owned the collection, said it was a "donation", but the board of its foundation resigned in protest. The Czartoryski Foundation's management board said it was not consulted about the sale, which was negotiated between Poland 's culture ministry and Adam Karol Czartoryski, a descendent of Princess Izabela Czartoryska, who founded the collection in 1802. Mr Czartoryski, the foundation's head, said he was following his ancestors who "always worked for the Polish nation". "I felt like making a donation and that's my choice," he said. The collection is made up of about 86,000 artefacts, as well as 250,000 manuscripts and books. Most of the artworks are housed in the National Museum in the southern city of Krakow . All are now the property of the Polish state.  Scans reveal hidden Leonardo works

Stolen Van Gogh paintings found in Italy

Italian police have recovered two famous Van Gogh paintings stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002, officials say.

Vincent van Gogh, View of the Sea at Scheveningen, 1882     Vincent van Gogh, Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen, 1884 - 1885

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a "massive, continuing investigation" by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials. The paintings were taken when thieves used a ladder and sledgehammers to break into the museum. They were among assets worth millions of euros seized from the Camorra group, Italian reports said. Image copyrightVAN GOGH MUSEUMImage captionVan Gogh's father was a minister at the Reformed Church in Nuenen The theft of the two works, described as priceless, led to criticism of security at the world's major art museums. The thieves broke into the museum through the roof during the night of 6-7 December 2002 and used sledgehammers to break a first-floor window. 

  Forger jailed for bogus paintings   Munch's The Scream sold for $120 million

Painting sale sets $300 million record

Gauguin painting breaks sale record at nearly $300m

Two women look at the painting "Nafea faa ipoipo" (When will you marry?, 1892) by French painter Paul Gauguin on display in the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland, 06 February 2015  

The Gauguin painting has been on public display for decades     Are you interested to own this Bauer Painting?  Bauer Painting - 34" Height X 24" Width - Open Bidding at US$100,000 is required (  

Van Gogh's poppies sells for $61.8m

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, sells in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m).

Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies by Vincent Van Gogh

Van Gogh's striking canvas is dominated by the red of the poppies

A floral masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in the closing stages of his life, has sold in New York for $61.8m (£38.7m). Still Life, Vase with Daisies, and Poppies exceeded its estimate of up to $50m (£31.3m) at the Sotheby's auction. A 1951 piece by Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti fetched more than $100m (£62.7m), but fell just short of the record $104.3m (£65.3m) for the artist. A sculpture by Amedeo Modigliani set a new benchmark for his work. Tete, an elongated head created in 1911-12 from a block of limestone scavenged from a Paris building site, was sold for more than $70m (£44.2m). Van Gogh's painting was created at the French home of his doctor just months before his death in 1890 and was one of the few works he sold during his lifetime. But it fell far short of the auction record for a piece by the Dutch artist, which stands at $82.5m (£51.6m). Sotheby's said the painting was bought by a private bidder from Asia . Portrait of Dr Gachet - the physician whose flowers he captured in this latest work to sell - went under the hammer for a record in 1990.

Germany to release confiscated art   -   Owner gives up on 'Chagall' painting    Stolen Rembrandt found 15 years on

Matisse's Femme Assise  Chagall Painting  Rembrandt's painting Child with a Soap Bubble

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. - The painting measures 60cm by 49cm and was said to be in a good condition

A 17th Century painting by Dutch master Rembrandt has been recovered in France , 15 years after it was stolen. L'enfant a la bulle de savon (Child with soap bubble), valued at 3.2m euros (£2.7m), was taken from a museum in the southern city of Draguignan in 1999. Two men were arrested in Nice on Tuesday, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP) news agency. Police said they received information that a transaction was due to take place in a hotel the following day. The men, aged 46 and 53, one of whom was described as a former insurer, appeared in court in Nice on Thursday, AFP said. They were reported to be known to police for previous petty crimes. Police are still looking for other suspects.

Anyone looking for this painting?


Accepting Open bidding for the "Flower"

Monet and Picasso among art theft

Paintings by artists including Picasso, Matisse, Monet, Gauguin and Freud have been stolen from a museum in Rotterdam . Police in the Netherlands said the works were taken from the Kunsthal Museum early on Tuesday morning. The museum is showing works from the Triton Foundation as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations. The paintings include Monet's Waterloo Bridge , Picasso's Tete d'Arlequin, Matisse's La Liseuse en Blanc et Jaune and Freud's Woman with Eyes Closed.  Monet water lilies sells for $43 million    Monet artwork bequeathed by reclusive heiress  "Madame Leon Clapisson": The visualization (right) is produced using advanced image processing software - Conservation scientists in Chicago produce a stunning visualization of how they think a Renoir painting might have looked before its colors faded. Researchers in Chicago have produced a visualization of how they think a Renoir could have looked before its colors faded. The picture of Madame Valentine Clapisson was painted by the great French Impressionist more than 130 years ago. The original's impact has been degraded and dulled by the action of light. But by using the latest analytical tools, conservators have been able to recover a sense of Renoir's rich reds."When we first brought this picture into the conservation studio for examination and removed the frame, we noticed that at the top and at the left-hand side there was a sliver of very intense colour," recalls Dr Francesca Casadio from The Art Institute of Chicago. "This tipped us off to the fact that the mood of this painting that is now pretty cool and restrained with light purples and blues was once far more vibrant," she told BBC News.

Bankruptcy may not be the answer

Did you borrow too much money and now cannot afford to pay creditors anymore? There are so many con artists or scammers that will tell you that they can wipe your record clean if you pay them for their service... This is not true... no one can clean your record but yourself. But before filing bankruptcy, check with us... There's nothing to pay (us). Definitely nothing to pay... it's a free service to everyone if you live in Quebec. Contact us for  assistance. All inquiries are strictly  treated confidential. Your name will never be passed around,  Or Check directly with the provincial court if you want to do it yourself by logging on to Quebec Government Justice

All commercial ads found on and within this site are picked and selected by our affiliates in the United States of America. For Canadian and Overseas advertising, please refer your inquiries to our general agents for Canada


Check criminal records of online daters, experts say       Hard to check criminal records of others    Online dating client check debate grows 

Buying a used car in Quebec? Check it out first, it could be owned by someone else!

Important note if you have a Bank Card: If you are forced by anyone to withdraw cash from ATM machine, do not resist for your safety, enter your PIN number backward or reverse... say your number is 1234, then enter 4321. Do not worry, the machine will give you the cash but automatically alert the police. Pass this on to anyone you know. This was shown on National TV but never repeated again. Anyway, now you know. Also, if  someone calls to tell you that he is from the bank investigating about a charge in your credit card, hang up and if you want to know why they phoned, call your branch to verify. That's it and if you want to read more scams click the above link.


Pass this on to people wishing to immigrate to the best country in the world. Apply directly! You don't have to pay any consultants ...It's FREE! Avoid dealing with con artists and scammers; they are all around the world advertising their schemes… Canadian Immigration officers are gentle public servants and not arrogant.. Not like what you would experience from the mightiest country in the world (as they say) ... so, don’t be scared of them. Visit the Canadian government website… it's the Canadian flag that's seen on the top side of this site, click that and when you see search… type immigration, then send your request for application, if not, visit the nearest Canadian consulate in your region and while you are already there check the jobs and list of professions that Canadian employers are looking for.  If you still have anything else to ask e-mail the editor. Meantime Click here for the New Canada Citizenship Study Guide

Are you in the Fashion industry?    

Lots of restrictions has been amended on imports...sell your products and services directly to Canadian Buyers, here’s  our  Previous Issue of Canadian Fashion & Textile Buyers Guide, you can down load it for free but if you want  the NEW and  up-dated version  place your order now, it's US$50 per copy payable by money order or credit card. also don’t forget to inquire about the Industry Textile Book known as The Shmata Business, used world-wide by manufacturers, designers, teachers and students, priced at US$50 per copy.

We are now accepting interested parties to be listed in the International Garment and Textile Suppliers' List.

For Production and Market Assistance Contact The Traders Point at

Foreign Companies From Time To Time are sending us request  to provide them with Canadian sales people for representation in Canada, all inquiries are welcome and there is  No Service Fee To Pay, All Entries Are Treated Confidential, And Will never Be Used For Any Other Purposes Whatsoever.  For further inquiry Contact The Executive Busters. 

To All... Including Overseas: Independent Motion Pictures and Musical Record Producers

Thousands of films or motion pictures and musical recordings are produced every month and the most that reach market are less than 10%. So how do you find a way to the very complicated market of this industry? Get help or assistance from a trader that knows how it works. If you are or a company that’s in this situation, give us a shout by forwarding your e-mail to TPI Communications

Humor Anyone?

Check the latest News on Human Rights  Who are the killers of the century?   Iraq War Casualties   Writers Corner  For the latest population of Canada   Canadian Schools for overseas Students 

Check the city live: The City  Festivals  The Bio-Dome Multi-Culture  Old City Panoramic View   Care to know why Montreal is the Best?  Check Montreal Traffic 

Here are the New Seven Wonders of the World

The Time Of Your Life

Worked hard  and got successful?  Let's record the time of your life. If you want to document your experience but didn't have time to write, have a professional do it for you. Your story might have a great commercial value for a book or even a movie. All inquiries are treated confidential. Contact TPI Communications.

Check Out the Canadian Pre-Fabricated Housing from The Traders Point

Need Your Help
Did you find something that's not working on this website? Or, see anything that's wrong in sentence or spelling? Is there a link that didn't work? Tell Charles, our web master what you think he should do. And, if there's anything else that you think we have to add to this site, please let us know.



Important Notice To The Tribune Viewers! We Delete Thousands of Mails Everyday! If you were to send us e-mails, please make sure your identity is properly shown including the subject you are relaying.. It’s our policy not to open attachments which also applies to all our correspondents and contributors.

   SoundWorks 730 125x125New Free Shipping


Here's how you can help us stay on line, advertise or be one of our sponsors.   Since we download update news by the hour please view "Yesterday's Front Page".  Archives are only maintained 30 days. You may request copies beyond this time line, if available. Thanks  

"Check Our Advertising Rate Card"  

It is very important to note following simple payment instruction at the bottom of the rate card will facilitate posting your ad in The Montreal Tribune. Also, take note this is a family friendly website -  We strictly not accepting ads on Dating Service, Multi-Level Marketing known as MLM, Pornographic Messages, and Gambling groups.

In cooperative Link Service with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Headline News

All Montreal Tribune Correspondents including those from Overseas are issued Press IDs, and could only be used on assignments, for verification purposes please contact the

Copyright © 1990 - 2017 All Rights Reserved. The Montreal Tribune ISSN 1186-2165 ® This is the front section of the on-line pages of

  Informative, Innovative & Truthful. This organization is non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian, and non-racial news organization.


Staff   Business   Letters   Feedback   Links   Investment

Homepage     Editorial    Headline    Shmata   SciTech   Internet& Computers    Consumer   Entertainment   Health& Living   Events Calendar    Community Board   Careers   Public Market   Ville de Montreal   Montreal CAM   Vieux-Montréal   MUC Site   Dorval Airport    Market Place   Business Develo   Housing   Commercial Real Estate   Computer Sourcing   ConradPC  Metro Guide STM (Montreal)   Repentigny   AMT (Urban)    STL (Laval)   RTL (Longueuil)   Lottery Results   Weather Report   Technical Issues  Links   Investment

Signed articles are the responsibility of the writers and not those of the publisher and editors of this publication. Any communications concerning this site should be addressed to the