Evening Update 21 Sept

Hospital - Surgeries at Nice University Hospital were severely disrupted today after staff walked out to protest a lack of resources. Despite being the most profitable hospital in Nice, the staff say they are still lacking caregivers and equipment in the operating rooms.

Transport - In transport news, SNCF has promised to have wifi available on all TGV services within the next two years, and Crosica Ferries have announced a new service from Nice to Sicily, starting next April, which can be booked from next week.

Film - Mayor of Cannes David Lisnard has said that 2017 was a record year for the number of films being shot on the Riviera. During 2017, 15 movies were shot across the region, generating 5 million euros for the area.


Lloyd's of London reports it has returned to profit in the first half of the year, following a loss across 2017. They reported a pre-tax profit of 600 million pounds, driven by improvements in pricing and growth in some profitable lines.

Sterling has fallen in trading today as the UK and the EU fail to make an agreement on the Irish border to complete the Brexit agreement. The UK leader reiterated, that the options on offer from the EU were unacceptable, and would make a mockery out of the referendum of two years ago. She called on the EU to provide more detail on its negotiating position.


Tennis - Naomi Osaka is into the semi-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo after beating Barbora Strycova in straight sets. Osaka, who stunned the world by beating Serena Williams in the US Open final, failed to hit the same heights as that match, but had more than enough quality to beat Strycova 6-3 6-4.

Football - Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a one-year contract extension, that will keep him at the club until 2021. The Argentina international joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £38m, and has played a major role in City's major successes since then, winning three Premier Leagues and three EFL Cups.

Golf - English golfer Oliver Fisher has carded the first round of 59 in European Tour history at the Portugal Masters. Fisher made ten birdies and an eagle, for a ‘12-under’ second round, in Vilamoura. Eighteen players have carded rounds of 60 on the European Tour, while Jim Furyk hit 58 on the PGA Tour in 2016.

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