Lunchtime News Wednesday 6th October 2021


Mayor of Nice confirms his support for Emmanuel Macron - The mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi has announced "without ambiguity" that he will support President Emmanuel Macron in the presidential election. A guest on RMC info this morning Wednesday 6th October, the mayor who, until now had not wished to confirm, agreed that "If Emmanuel Macron is a candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, he would support him without ambiguity”.

MP Eric Ciotti says he would vote for Eric Zemmour if he faces Macron in Presidential election - Meanwhile Eric Ciotti MP for the Republicans in the Alpes Maritimes has confirmed that he would vote for Eric Zemmour if he was to face Emmanuel Macron in the second round of the presidential elections. Ciotti believes that "it is not because Eric Zemmour tells the truths that, in a somewhat stupid way, we are forced to say the opposite". For him, Zemmour evoked "questions and fears that all French people ask themselves” concluding that “while I’m campaigning within my political party I will not hold out my hand to him, but I don't want to punch him either. "

Who is Eric Zemmour? - Eric Zemmour is not officially a candidate for the French presidency but is already predicted to reap 13 percent in the first-round vote, should he run. Twice convicted of hate speech, the sharp-tongued journalist and writer is riding high on an anti-immigration platform. Zemmour, 63, was born in the Paris suburbs to a family of Berber Jews who came over to France during the 1954-62 French-Algerian war. He more recently hit the headlines after declaring that so-called “non-French” first names should be banned.

Cable car project linking Nice and Saint Laurent du Var - Now is the opportunity to give your opinion on the cable car project between Nice and Saint-Laurent-du-Var. The Nice Côte d´Azur Metropolis is launching a public consultation on the cable car project between Nice and Saint-Laurent-du-Var. You have until October 29th to give your opinion on the project which is planned for 2025. The cable car service will cross the Var river linking Nice to Saint-Laurent-du-Var in a three-minute journey, 800 meters long. The cost of the work had been previously estimated at 40 million euros. A public meeting will be held on Monday, October 18th at 6.30pm at the town hall of Saint-Laurent-du-Var. A second videoconference will be announced shortly.

Campus for apprentice screenwriters opens in Cannes - The city of Cannes has inaugurated its campus for apprentice screenwriters. Located at La Bocca west of Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes), the new building on the Georges-Mélies campus is officially operational fourteen years after the launch of the project. The site mainly offers training "dedicated to the writing and film industry" for aspiring screenwriters. In total, 35 courses with 1,010 students registered for the first school year.

Antibes Rally - The 56th edition of the Antibes rally starts today Wednesday 6th October. An unmissable event organized by ASA Antibes. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. at the Pré des Pécheurs with an exhibition of vintage cars.

And Finally

Recent research has suggested that children who clown around in the classroom may actually be one of the smartest children in the room.

Scientists tested the funny-bones of 217 children in Turkey of different IQs by asking them to generate jokes for 10 comics. Each of their contributions was then scored by a panel of scientists and cartoonists.

Once all of the final scores were tallied, experts found the more intelligent children outperformed their peers in every way. Academics believe intelligent people have a better grasp of humour because they understand how to subvert people's expectations.





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