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Fan spends $32,000 on Tour de France BBC Video

Fan spends $32,000 on Tour de France BBC Video | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

5 July 2013 "Freddy Parker, an airline mechanic from California, has been a cycling enthusiast since attending his first race in 1987.

 

A fan of 2010 winner Andy Schleck of the Radioshack Leopard Trek team, he has taken advantage of an unused line of home equity credit to fund the trip of a lifetime.

 

He is following entire three weeks of the 100th edition of the Tour, including paying for VIP access to the team - at a cost in excess of $32,000.

 

BBC News spent a day following his experience at Stage 4, the team time trial around Nice, and joined him as he got to explore the team's bus and meet his favourite rider."


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Newsy's video: France Running Secret Surveillance Program, Report Says

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An investigative report by Le Monde has discovered its government is running a secret operation much like PRISM.

 

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Newsy's crossed sources:

 NB: http://www.worldcrunch.com/ is an excellent source of news , many from European newpapers .

 

http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2013/07/04/revelations-sur-le-big-brother-francais_3441973_3224.html

"Si les révélations sur le programme d'espionnage américain Prism ont provoqué un concert d'indignation en Europe, la France, elle, n'a que faiblement protesté. Pour deux excellentes raisons : Paris était déjà au courant. Et fait la même chose.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23178284

France 'has vast data surveillance' - Le Monde reportTelecom network cables in France The DGSE data is said to be accessed by other French intelligence agencies

France's foreign intelligence service intercepts computer and telephone data on a vast scale, like the controversial US Prism programme, according to the French daily Le Monde.

The data is stored on a supercomputer at the headquarters of the DGSE intelligence service, the paper says.The operation is "outside the law, and beyond any proper supervision", Le Monde says.

 

 http://www.worldcrunch.com/ is an excellent source of news , many from European newpapers .

http://www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/exclusive-french-intelligence-has-its-own-version-of-prism/dgse-prism-secret-service-france-big-brother-/c1s12643/ (source: Le Monde)
http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/05/world/europe/france-surveillance-claims/index.html?hpt=hp_t3
http://www.zdnet.com/france-has-its-own-prism-system-report-7000017694/

 

A comment from a reader on http://www.zdnet.com:

Could be part of the reason why..."...Edward Snowden is having a hard time finding a government that will give him asylum. Normally, the French would be more than happy to thumb their noses at the Americans, but it doesn't make a lot of sense to if they have a PRISM program of their own.

Notice how eager the Russians are to help Snowden out (not at all).John L. Ries 5 July, 2013"


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