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Evening Update 8 Nov

Fanny Bruno, the young woman who was rescued in Carnoules in the Var after 3 days trapped in her car, has reportedly been placed in an artificial coma by doctors and it is not yet known if she will survive.  Her body temperature was apparently 28 degrees when she was found yesterday and the aim is to bring this back to a normal level.  Her husband, from whom she is separated, has visited her at the Sainte-Anne hospital in Toulon and has reportedly said that her temperature had risen to 32 degrees this morning but it was too early to say more about her condition.


The Mayor of Saint-Laurent-du-Var, Joseph Segura, has received an award for the square Bènes project.  He  received a Marianne d’Or award in the  "Reclaiming of Urban Space” category at a ceremony in Paris earlier today. The Marianne d’Or contest is a long standing civic competition in France which aims to celebrate excellence in local municipalities.


The price of a packet of cigarettes is to increase as of next Monday, the 13th of November. After four years of stability, the price of a pack of cigarettes will increase by an average of 30 cents.


A new boating competition took place for the first time in Monaco’s Port Hercule this morning.  The Princes’ Cup rowing competition was won by the Ullswater team led by Mathew Bennett.  The winners were presented with the cup by Prince Albert II of Monaco and Prince Andrew the Duke of York, who are patrons of Outward Bound Monaco, the organizers of the event in partnership with the Société Nautique de Monaco.

 

BUSINESS…


Nissan has reduced its full-year profit forecast.
The company has said it now expects operating profit of 645bn yen (that’s about $5.7bn) for the year to March 2018, which is lower than previous guidance.  Nissan recalled 1.2 million cars in Japan last month because of flaws in safety checks.

In the UK, Marks and Spencer has said that like-for-like food sales, which exclude new store trade, fell 0.1% with the company saying it faced "stronger headwinds". Total food sales for the period rose 4.4% driven by new shop openings. Marks and Spencer said last year that it planned to open 200 Simply Food shops over the next five years, but it has now said that it would slow down its Simply Food store opening plan.

SPORT...

CRICKET… Joe Root, Mark Stoneman and Dawid Malan have all made half-centuries as England closed the first day of their four-day warm-up match against a Cricket Australia XI on 278-8.

TENNIS… Rafael Nadal will take on David Goffin in his opening ATP Finals match on Monday.
The first group begins on Sunday though, with Roger Federer against American Jack Sock and  Alexander Zverev is against Marin Cilic.

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