French and Riviera News Thursday 11th November 2021

News

Vaccination – Following French President Emmanuel Macron's speech, the over 65s are invited to receive their third dose of the covid vaccine followed by 50 to 64 year olds. In the region vaccination centres are open and appointments can be made by calling the free phone number 08.05.01.66.66.

Vence: Nuits du Sud, rue de 8-Mai 1945, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m 
Puget-Théniers: La Condamine district, Friday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Pointe de Contes: annex town hall of the Pointe de Contes, 2 chemin du Tram, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saint-Vallier national road, 85 avenue Gaston-de-Fontmichel, Tuesday and Thursday morning and Saturday during the day. - Roquesteron: 13 boulevard Georges-Salvago. It is open monday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., says Doctolib. 
Sospel Center: Place Saint-François, on Saturdays. 
Tends: 3 avenue Jean-Médecin (CHU de Tende), on Wednesdays. 
Breil-sur-Roya: 2 rue Jules-Cordier (hospital), on Wednesdays. 
Antibes, the vaccination center, whose closure was scheduled for the evening of November 29, will finally remain open until December 18 inclusive, after the last speech of the President of the Republic, Tuesday. It is located at 288 chemin de St-Claude. 04.92.91.35.79. Centre open from Monday to Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. -
Vallauris:
 6 boulevard Jacques-Ugo. 04.93.63.35.60. Centre open until 30 November, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 to 12 noon and from 2 to 6 p.m. 
Biot: 644 chemin des Combes. 06.98.34.99.76. Centre open until further notice, on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 6 p.m. 
Valbonne: 185 avenue Georges Pompidou. 04.93.12.32.23. Centre open until 22 December inclusive. 
Mougins: Eco'Parc, 772, chemin de Font de Currault. Open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Registrations on Doctolib or at 04.92.18.50.05. 
Cannet: Salle Patrice Recroix, 730, avenue Georges Pompidou. Open Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration at 04.93.46.48.88. -
Cannes:
 since 18 October, passage from the Mediterranean Hall of the Palais des Festivals to the ferry terminal, Esplanade de la Pantiero. Open Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fill out the pre-registration form on www.cannes.com and set the date of the appointment at 04.97.06.40.00. -
Mandelieu:
since 20 October, passage from the Expo Congress Centre to the Maurice Muller space, 20, avenue du général de Gaulle. Open Wednesday, November 24 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, November 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, December 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, December 7 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 14 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, December 15 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Registrations on Doctolib or at 04.92.97.30.00.

Monaco – Meanwhile the Monaco government has announced that a third dose of vaccine is available for Monegasques and residents who are aged over 18 and received their second dose more than six months ago. A third dose is also available for healthcare professionals who received their second dose more than six months ago and for people with at-risk pathologies who have a medical certificate. If you wish to receive a third injection, you can contact the Monaco Covid19 Call Centre on Monaco 92.05.55.00, which is open 7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. or make an online request on the website https://vaccination-covid19.gouv.mc. More information is also available on the Principality's Covid-19 website www.covid19.mc

Farming family in Corsica found guilty of fraud - Three members of a farming family in Corsica who were suspected of fraud have been found guilty and were sentenced on Wednesday in Bastia. They were found guilty of defrauding European aid under the common agricultural policy (CAP). 750,000 euros of subsidies were received concerning fictitious farms.

Legal action - Parents in France have threatened legal action over a government decision to reintroduce mandatory masks for primary school children throughout the country. Three groups in departments where children have been allowed to go to school mask-free over the past few months say they'll be taking the matter to court. Describing it as an "attack on the physical and mental integrity of our children" the parents' associations are adamant they will not accept the "unjustified and scandalous" reintroduction of masks.

November 11th - After a tribute to the Invalides in October, the body of the last Companion of the Liberation will be buried today Thursday November 11st at Mont-Valérien. Hubert Germain died on October 12th at the age of 101. A ceremony in his honor, presided over by Emmanuel Macron in the courtyard of the Invalides, took place on October 15th. His burial will also be the subject of a series of tributes today, on the occasion of the commemorations of November 11th the 103rd anniversary of the Armistice of 1918.

Nearly one in four French people consumes too much alcohol – According to a survey, in 2020 nearly 25% of French people aged 18 to 75 exceeded the alcohol consumption benchmarks set by Public Health France. However, the proportion of French people exceeding theses benchmarks has not changed significantly and remains stable. The survey showed that men were more likely to exceed the recommended alcohol consumption with 33.2% while women represented 14.7%.

World record - A 28-year-old Frenchman broke the world record on Wednesday for standing on a hot-air balloon at altitude. Rémi Ouvrard stood on top of a hot-air balloon for France's Telethon at an altitude of more than 3,637 meters over Chatellerault, western France.

Business

US President Joe Biden has said that reversing the trend of inflation, which continues to accelerate, is "a top priority" adding that "Inflation is hurting Americans' wallets," as consumer prices hit a record high in October. Over one year, prices increased by 6.2% compared to 5.4% in September. The largest increase recorded since the end of November 1990. The increase is widespread across all sectors, although it is particularly important for energy, housing, food, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles.

The Daimler Group has announced its intention to exit the capital of Renault. The German giant explains that it will sell its entire stake in Renault, which it holds via its pension fund. Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes, held 9.2 million shares, or 3.1% of the capital of the car manufacturer and 5% of the voting rights.

The UK is threatening to unilaterally suspend some provisions of the Northern Ireland protocol if the text is not renegotiated with the EU. Meanwhile Brussels refuses and does not exclude suspending the free trade agreement with London in retaliation. On Wednesday the British government called on the European Union to remain "calm" and "keep a sense of proportion" in the face of the growing threat of a trade conflict stemming from disagreements over post-Brexit provisions in Northern Ireland.

Sport

Cricket - New Zealand have ended England's hopes at the Men's T20 World Cup with a dramatic semi-final victory in Abu Dhabi.

Football - Aston Villa are stepping up moves to appoint Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and significant developments are expected in the next 48 hours. Villa are using the international break to consider their next move but expect to have a manager in place for the home game against Brighton on 20th November.

Tennis - Andy Murray has knocked out top seed Jannik Sinner to reach the Stockholm Open quarter-finals and said "it's probably my best win this season". Murray will face American Tommy Paul for a place in the semi-finals.

Weather

Light rain with a moderate breeze highs of 20 degrees in Nice, Cannes and Antibes. 19 degrees in Saint Tropez and the Var. This evening going down to 15 degrees with clear skies.

The outlook for tomorrow and heading into the weekend - Scattered showers on Friday, sunny intervals on Saturday and heavy rain forecast for Sunday highs of between 18-20 degrees.

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