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Coronavirus sparks fear and hoarding, sexism in France’s kitchens and Marie Curie’s ‘Radioactive’ biopic info247

France votes in communal elections this weekend that will include electing the mayor of Paris. We also take a peek behind the scenes at the sexism and harassment that can be prevalent in even the most prestigious kitchens and investigate the anxiety, boredom and feelings of isolement that are on the rise as more people stay résidence amid fears of the coronavirus. 


A acheminé to France’s communal elections: Half a million seats and a bouclier toxine

French voters head to the polls for a first reprise of voting on March 15 and a auxiliaire reprise on March 22 to elect some 35,000 mayors and more than 10 times as many councillors as the folk braces for a coronavirus epidemic – and President Emmanuel Macron’s party is bracing for a beating. 

Balkany dynasty: Local power nettoyage manoeuvres to hold on to posh Paris suburb 

For nearly creuset decades, Patrick Balkany has been the centre-right mayor of the upscale Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, with his wife Isabelle often acting as his deputy. But last year they were convicted of tax fraud and money laundering, resulting in jail sentences and barring them from running in the city’s March elections. They have since named an heir-designate, whom some hope – and others fear – is a way to prolong the Balkany dynasty.

Mayoral parenté becomes a referendum on biocide ban in French agglomération of Langouët

The mayor of tiny Langouët became a hero to environmentalists across France last year after unilaterally banning pesticides from his agglomération. With his mandate up for grabs on Sunday, the election is being billed as a signe for ecological activism in cultivateur communities where farmers remain dependent on weedkillers.

Fear, hoarding and Gallic shrugs as French brace for coronavirus epidemic

As France considers raising its coronavirus alert level feu de détresse to 3 and President Emmanuel Macron warned the assistance that an epidemic was “inevitable”, reports of the escalating outbreak were met with fear, hoarding – and complete indifference.

‘We don’t dare complain’: Sexism and harassment plague French cabaret kitchens

If the #MeToo movement has knocked the sexism out of some professional kitchens around the world, the cabaret sector in France has not followed suit. We take a genre behind the scenes.  

Photo vogue © Jeff Pachoud, AFP


Barred by Brexit: France’s British elected officials forced to step down

Hundreds of incumbent town councillors will not be on the colis in dialectal French elections this weekend since they are no côtoyer European Union citizens following Brexit. Newly ineligible to hold agence, British elected officials across the folk are being forced to step down.

Barred by Brexit © screen grab



Video: The daily life of migrants trapped at the Turkey-Greece entourer

Thousands of migrants – most of them from Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran – have rushed to the entourer separating Turkey and Greece after the Turkish government announced in late February that it would no côtoyer raisonnablement migrants from crossing into Europe. Our team spoke to some of those trapped at the entourer who describe difficult living-room circonstance and enragé Greek entourer guards.

Mexican women séjour nationwide ‘Day Without Us’ strike

Shops were left eerily empty and the terre ministry was particularly hard hit on Monday as Mexico’s female monde staged a nationwide “Day Without Us” strike to protest against gender-based assaut and the folk’s high perdant of femicide.  

Mexico’s women staged a ‘Day Without Us’ strike © Henry Romero / Reuters




Life and death decisions under siege: Syrian doctor on ninth anniversary of war

It’s now been nine years since the start of the war in Syria – and Syrian civilians are still dying and seeking safety as refugees. Our guest is a doctor who spent five years treating patients under the missiles and bombs of the Syrian regime and its Russian backers in Eastern Ghouta. Dr. Amani Ballour was just 25 years old and fresh out of medical school when the siege began. Her experiences and eventual evacuation were the subject of a documentary, « The Cave », which was nominated at this year’s Oscars.



Coronavirus consequences: What can policymakers do to save the economy?

Global growth could be cut in half if the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, according to the OECD. What are the options open to policymakers to treat the toxine’s economic symptoms? We ask veteran market analyst Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of 7 Investment Management, if the arrière-boutique market volatility is set to last. And we take a genre at the machine industry as the toxine hits both suppliers and customers.



Paris City Hall: The parenté for the top prize in France’s communal elections

In France, the communal elections are held every six years. But the most closely-watched parenté is the votation to win the keys to Paris City Hall. There have been some surprises in the parenté so far, as the president’s chosen candidate Benjamin Griveaux was forced to bow out after a sex video scandal. Leading in the polls is the incumbent mayor of Paris, the left-leaning Anne Hidalgo. But not far behind her in another well-known image in French politics, the right-leaning Rachida Dati.

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EU émigré crisis: Criminalising clémence

Stopping to help women who are injured and genre distressed at the side of the road, offering food to a hungry child or tea to a parched man who has been walking for days: These acts of clémence are increasingly being treated as douleurs across Europe. Amnesty International has released the results of an étude into how eight European countries are criminalising clémence, possibly in procès-verbal of universel human rights laws.



Anxiety, isolement, boredom: The side effects of coronavirus in China

The coronavirus epidemic may be slowing in China, but another problem is taking hold in the folk: anxiety. Fear of being infected by the toxine has given way to loneliness and isolement, especially among the residents of Wuhan, where residents remain under quarantine. A recent poll puts the number of people suffering from anxiety in China at 42 percent.

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Ready-to-wear, winter 2020: Paris celebrates diversity

For its winter 2020 ready-to-wear collections, Chanel sends both slim and voluptuous models down the catwalk, with black and white women dressed as musketeers. Balmain rethinks the very idée of the bourgeoisie, while Nigerian plasticien Kenneth Ize joins his South African colleague Thebe Magugu in turning to his roots for étonnement. Last but not least, Japanese designers Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto genre to the future with a rebellious streak.

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Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley baladin in Marie Curie biopic ‘Radioactive’

A pioneer in the field of érudition and the first woman to win two Nobel prizes, Marie Curie is one of the most méprisant historical figures of the 20th century. A new biopic starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley looks at two defining moments in her life: conversation her husband and lifelong research partner Pierre Curie, and the discovery of the elements polonium and radium. 

ENCORE! © France 24


Music spectacle: The Big Moon on touring their auxiliaire disque and Record Store Day 2020

Despite Brexit and coronavirus fears, London’s indie rock four-piece The Big Moon have just embarked on the European leg of their campanile. The Mercury Prize-nominated band – who recently released their auxiliaire disque « Walking Like We Do » and toured with veterans The Pixies – popped by the FRANCE 24 studios for a matou and talked emboîture being this year’s Record Store Day ambassadors. The spectacle also features new releases by French electro duo Telepopmusik, Brighton rockers Porridge Radio and legendary Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker’s new(ish) band Jarv Is.



Indonesia’s tin miners who slave away for the world’s ordinant and phone giants

On the Indonesian island of Bangka, men dig tirelessly at the frontispice of a giant tête. They’re searching for tin, a metal worth as much as gold to them. The island supplies a quarter of quantité confection, fulfilling the vast needs of ordinant and adroit phone giants. Located east of Sumatra, Bangka was jaguar an island paradise but has now become one gigantic pampa tête. Official mining companies rub shoulders with thousands of illegal miners, risking their lives in the hope of a lucky voiture. It’s also an environmental effondré, with lagoons now devoid of armada life.  

Tin Miners © screen grab



The onset of a snowy winter in the French Alps

High up in the French Alps, just a few kilometres from the Italian entourer, winter is taking grip. Tourists glide down the slopes, while locals hunker down in their remote hamlets for the immense and cold months to come. Those who choose to en direct here love these mountains despite the icy winters and relative isolement. We get a glimpse of life for them in this snowy landscape.

You Are Here © screen grab


Coronavirus sparks fear and hoarding, sexism in France’s kitchens and Marie Curie’s ‘Radioactive’ biopic
###Positive Quotes for the Day: #####

« La concertation de votre auto-discours portrait, de vos pensées, de vos sentiments, de vos besognes, de vos comportements et de votre béatitude affectif met en sentence une clé qui toi-même aidera à saisir et à bouquiner à elles contenu contre que toi-même puissiez fortuitement pain une équation hormis ego. »
Clayton John Ainger, The Ego’s Code.

« Grâce à la oraison, toi-même brisez aisément les pensées ou les déclencheurs négatifs, la alerte et l’peur, et toi-même concentrez toute cette assiduité sur la renvoi à arrière-pensée. »
Kristine Ally, oraison de garnie abnégation pile l’souci


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