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Charles M. Adams - Canadian Expats

City of Love - Celebs in Paris - When you are on holiday in the City of Love there are a lot of possibilities to spend a beautiful day. If you want the opportunity to catch a glimpse or even meet some of the world's most famous celebrities, spend some time in the beautiful city of Paris. You never know who you might see when walking around the French capital's stunning boulevards and cobbled stone streets. Many celebrities such as the French actress Marion Cotillard, Leonardo di Caprio, American actor as well as Jay-Z and Beyonce, singers, live in the city for most of the year. International VIPs enjoy spending many months living in Paris, dining in trendy restaurants, shopping in chic malls and dancing the night away in the private nightclubs, Le Baron and the Black Calvados.   If you're lucky enough to get into Le VIP Room located beside the Champs Elysees, you might have a chance to mingle with the stars like Kirsten Dunst, Sofia Coppola or the Mexican celebrity Salma Hayek. No visit to Paris is complete without dining out. Whether you're having a drink or lunch there are quite a few restaurants in Paris which are owned or frequented by celebs. Check out the Hotel Costas restaurant, a favourite of Jude Law or L-Avenue where you could see Jean Paul Gaultier. Fans of Beyonce and Jay-Z have a great chance of meeting their idols at Le Sourire de Saigon, a Vietnamese restaurant which is also very popular with Vanessa Paradis.   Of course, whether visiting Paris for a…

Photo : Charles M. Adams March 24, 2015

Robby McRobb - Military Blog Site - with Robby McRobb Blog

Red Friday Show your PRIDE - Red Friday and an observation by Retired Lt General LWF Cuppens  C.M.M., CD  , with regard to surviving family members of Veterans, and the lack of assistance within both the DND and Veteran’s Affairs Canada. Sent to me by Ray Kokkonen CPVA, Dear Leaders of CPVA, Attached please find an op-ed by LGen Lou Cuppens (Ret’d), CPVA Special Advisor Advocacy, regarding the poor and inadequate treatment of survivors of veterans by the government. The piece has been sent to the media. With best regards, Ray Does Government care for survivors of veterans? It is my recent experience in caring for the survivor of deceased veteran that the answer to the question is No!!  While both DND and VAC claim that they do so, I am saddened to advise that there seems to be an uncaring and bureaucratic response to calls for assistance.  Incredible as it may seem, the survivor of a recent veteran’s suicide which occurred more than two months ago, has not yet received a penny of the insurance monies that are owed.  Answers to calls include—fill out form x or did you call y etc.  Where is the help and assistance to the families and members of the “brothers in arms”? Despite interventions at the highest levels of DND and VAC, nothing has been realized to date.  There are excuses such as a review of the personnel support programme is underway, and the passage of information between DND and VAC is slow etc.  Excuses and failures to deliver are frustrating and are indicative…

Photo : Robby McRobb September 29, 2016