Evening Update Weds 21 June 2017

School - Parents at the Pont du Lys school in Juan les Pins, have called on school authorities to remove asbestos found under floors in the building. The town hall says the law only mandates removal of asbestos from ceilings, not floors, and that tests on the building show the material presents no danger to pupils. However, they will maintain regular checks on the quality of the air in the school.

Fete de la Musique - Due to the official State of Emergency in France, the opening hours of bars and restaurants for today’s Fete de la Musique have not been extended. Licenced premises in the region are expected to close as usual by half past twelve. However many events are planned before that, with many kicking off between 8 and 9 this evening. Highlights include the Cannes Orchestra live on the Croisette; in Monaco, the very popular French band Deluxe will play live on the large stage at the harbour; and in Antibes there is a full nights entertainment lined up at the bandstand.

Anderson - St Tropez is in the spotlight today, as actress Pamela Anderson announced she is opening a pop-up restaurant there for the summer. The former Baywatch actress, a regular on the Riviera, announced that she and French chef Christophe Leroy, have teamed up to open ‘La Table du Marche’ that will serve vegan food for just 50 days from July 4th. She has also issued an open invitation to President Macron to come dine and also discuss Julian Assange, whom Anderson ardently supports saying that he has risked so much with such little gratitude.


A Chinese bike-sharing company has gone out of business after 90% of its bikes went missing in the first five months. Unlike rivals, the firm did not put GPS systems on its bikes, and by the time it realised why the technology was necessary, money had run out. It is believed to be the first bankruptcy of China's booming bike-sharing industry.

Luanda, the capital of Angola, has regained top spot as the world's most expensive city for expats, pushing Hong Kong back into second place. Tokyo, Zurich and Singapore comprise the rest of the top five. In Luanda, the cost of renting an unfurnished three-bedroom house of international standard in an appropriate neighbourhood is an average €12,000 a month, putting it on a par with Monaco.


Tennis - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has become the latest seed to fall at the Queens Championship with a 6-4 6-4 straight-set defeat by Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. It follows defeats for other leading players Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic yesterday.

Novak Djokovic will play his first pre-Wimbledon event in seven years after accepting a wildcard at Eastbourne. The three-time Wimbledon champion, who has not played since losing in the French Open quarter-finals earlier this month, has dropped to fourth in the world after a turbulent year including a split with his coaching team.

Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt after an action by a firm of private bankers. Mr Becker's lawyers had asked for a final chance to pay through refinancing a property in Majorca, but registrar disallowed any further delay, as the original bankruptcy application was made nearly two years ago.

Football - Manchester United have been cleared by FIFA of wrongdoing in the deal to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus last August. The enquiry was believed to concern who was involved in the £89m transfer, and how much they were paid. It has been reported Pogba's agent earned £41m from the deal.

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