Lunchtime News Thursday 11th November 2021


Head teacher dies - The mayor of Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Roger Roux, has paid tribute to the head of the Marinoni elementary school Magali Musso, who died at the age of 47 few days ago from a ruptured aneurysm. Musso began her career as a schoolteacher fifteen years ago, first in La Colle-sur-Loup and then in Nice, Beausoleil, La Turbie and Eze before being appointed to Beaulieu in 2011, where she became director in 2015. Students, parents, friends, and members of the National Education joined the mayor in his tribute. Magali Musso leaves a husband and two daughters.

Pollution near Gigaro beach in the Var - The mayor of La Croix-Valmer in the Var along with environmentalists have aired their anger at the pollution caused after an 18-meter yacht smashed against the rocks near Gigaro Beach. Wood, polystyrene, pieces of plastic and steel can be seen floating in the sea. The community of the communes of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez has also filed a complaint for ecological damage. Dives are planned to assess underwater damage but cleaning up debris along this part of the coast is particularly complex. Every year, dozens of abandoned boats sink or run aground every year on the coasts of the Alpes-Maritimes, var and the Bouches-du-Rhône.

Doctor warns of the dangers of shisha - For the sixth consecutive year the campaign of a month without tobacco returns to the Principality for the month of November. The goal being to encourage smokers to quit by offering them a collective withdrawal. But also, to warn about the danger of another trend, such as shisha, especially among young people. Speaking to local media on the matter Dr. Mohamed Mouhssine has warned that "shisha which is also called water pipe or hookah is a fashion phenomenon that is taking on a lot of momentum and is very worrying adding that It can be more dangerous than cigarettes.

Walk organised from Marseille to Paris to raise awareness on family justice - Ten fathers and mothers have left Marseille on foot heading for the French capital. Covering 800 km the walk is to raise awareness on issues related to family justice. The collective "The march of fathers for parental equality" will crisscross the roads for more than a month from Marseille to Paris and cross 14 departments at the rate of 25 kilometers per day. The initiative came from a dad, Damien. Present on many Facebook groups of separated fathers he had the idea of a symbolic action. In France, according to the latest figures from INSEE, 25% of families are single parents. Out of four million children of separated parents, only 12% are in alternate care. This figure drops to 4% for children under four. France is lagging behind as in Sweden, 48% of separated families practice alternate care, in the Netherlands 37%, in Norway 30%, in Belgium 26% and in France 12%.

Armistice Day - On the occasion of the 103rd anniversary of the armistice of 1918 French President Emmanuel Macron will this morning lead the ceremony at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe followed by a tribute to Hubert Germain the last companion of the Liberation who died on October 12th. The head of State will preside over the burial of Hubert Germain at 2.30pm this afternoon.

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