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Ruth Mackenzie: the British change-maker sacked by Paris’s artistic elite

Despite fulfilling her brief to bring diversity to the Châtelet Theatre, the veteran director was brusquely dismissed. So what went wrong?When the British arts supremo Ruth Mackenzie was named artistic director of Paris’s Châtelet theatre she thought everyone knew what they were getting.Her pitch for the job, approved by the mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, after a gruelling four interview panels, was to reinvent the historic Paris venue – known as “Broadway sur Seine” after the previous director’s...
Tags: Europe, France, Theatre, World news, Culture, Paris, Stage, Broadway, Anne Hidalgo, Ruth Mackenzie


Over 150 arrested as PSG fans riot after defeat

Paris (AFP) – More than 150 people were arrested as Paris Saint-Germain fans set cars ablaze, smashed shop windows and clashed with police in the French capital after their team’s Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich, police said Monday. The violence occurred around the Parc des Princes stadium and on the Champs-Elysees avenue during and after the match on Sunday night, police said on Twitter. Thousands of supporters had gathered at the Parc des Princes to cheer on PSG, lighting flare...
Tags: Europe, France, Qatar, Sport, Soccer, Marseille, Paris, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Party, Champs Elysees, Marine Le Pen, Psg, Mediterranean, Lisbon, Leipzig


New VR Experience Takes You Inside Notre Dame Before And After The Fire

Rebuilding Notre-Dame begins by recounting the history of the gothic cathedral with close-ups of its gargoyles, bells and sacristy alongside the rector Patrick Chauvet talking about his sense of vocation. This footage was made three months prior to the fire for a Targo documentary on Chauvet. The ensuing scenes include drone images of the cathedral’s blazing fire, of crowds of shocked onlookers and of firemen struggling to extinguish the flames, followed by interviews with Chauvet, General Jean...
Tags: Art, Paris, Visual, Chauvet, Anne Hidalgo, Patrick Chauvet, Jean Louis Georgelin, 08.13.20, Targo


Lime, Dott and Tier win Paris scooter permits, delivering Bird a loss in a key market

American micromobility startups Lime along with European competitors Dott and Tier Mobility have won permits to operate shared electric scooters in Paris, following a seven-month tender process that had as many as 16 companies vying for a spot. Paris is one of a handful of cities in the world that have become key battlegrounds over market share in the shared micromobility market. The permits are a critical win for Dott, Lime and Tier. It conversely represents a major loss for U.S.-based Bird,...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Paris, Bird, Lime, Anne Hidalgo, Dott, VOI, Dott Lime, Paris Bird, Bolt Comodule Spin Voi, Dott Tier


Uber-backed scooter startup Lime and European competitors Tier and Dott have won Paris' competitive e-scooter tender, a leaked email shows

Uber-backed scooter startup Lime and European challengers Tier and Dott have been chosen as the three companies that can operate electric scooter rentals in Paris. The city is set to formally announce the results of its tender on Thursday, but leaked emails seen by Business Insider indicate Lime has won a spot. German competitor Tier is also one of the permit winners, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision. Amsterdam-based Dott is another winner, according to one sourc...
Tags: Europe, UK, California, France, Softbank, US, Trends, Paris, Amsterdam, Bird, Silicon Valley, Business Insider, Lime, Anne Hidalgo, Hidalgo, CIRC


Uber-backed scooter startup Lime and German competitor Tier have claimed two of three spots in Paris' competitive e-scooter tender, a leaked email shows

Uber-backed scooter startup Lime and German challenger Tier have been chosen as two of three companies that can operate electric scooters in Paris. The city is set to formally announce the results of its tender tomorrow, but leaked emails seen by Business Insider indicate Lime has won a spot. German competitor Tier is also one of the permit winners, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the decision.  Paris was inundated with scooters until it decided to pick just three operators. ...
Tags: Europe, California, France, Softbank, US, Trends, Paris, Bird, Silicon Valley, Business Insider, Lime, Anne Hidalgo, Hidalgo, CIRC, Tier Voi Bird Dott, One Lime


The Monday Roundup: SUVs for crowd control, oppressive interstates, Paris election, and more

Here are the most noteworthy stories we came across in the past seven days… SUV as crowd control weapon: This time it was in Detroit where a police SUV was surrounded by protestors and then the officer at the wheel decided to floor it and ram through them. Several people were seriously injured. Nothing to see here: The NYPD looked into a case of officers driving into protestors last week and found that they did not violate use of force policies. Traffic is back: Our wonderful flirtation with...
Tags: Transportation, Politico, America, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Capitol Hill, Detroit, Donald, LA Times, Anne Hidalgo, ODOT, Shoup


Greens surge in French local elections as Anne Hidalgo holds Paris

Socialist mayor retains capital, with Macron’s LREM losing out to the ecology partyFrance was swept by a green wave on Sunday as ecology candidates won a number of major victories in the country’s local elections.Early results suggested the biggest winners of the delayed vote would be the green party, Europe Ecologie Les Verts (EELV) while the election delivered the predicted blow to Emmanuel Macron’s La République en Marche (LREM) party, which has failed to take root locally since it was founde...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo, Macron, LREM, green party Europe Ecologie Les Verts EELV, Marche LREM


Voters stay away from second round of French local elections

Coronavirus hits turnout as early results show Anne Hidalgo remains as Paris mayorFrench voters stayed away from polling stations on Sunday in the second round of local elections, which had been postponed since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.Initial figures suggested a historic level of abstention, with only an estimated 40% of the 16.5 million eligible to vote turning out to choose the mayors and councillors whose decisions affect their daily lives. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Anne Hidalgo


France's Macron faces punishing local elections

Emmanuel Macron seemed cheery after voting in the delayed second round of France's municipal elections on Sunday (June 28) but behind the smile the harsh reality has likely dawned. The French president, who last year hoped local elections would anchor his young party in urban centers across the country, could fail to win a single big city. Macron's popularity had dipped over 2019 amid a series of protests but party insiders say he also made a series of political mis...
Tags: Europe, News, France, Paris, Bordeaux, Emmanuel Macron, Anne Hidalgo, Macron, Lyon Marseille, Agnès Buzyn, Benjamin Grieveaux, Perpignan Marine Le Pen


Wanted: a cleaner, greener Paris after the coronavirus gloom

The mayor, Anne Hidalgo, is struggling to enthuse her supporters as the capital goes to the pollsSitting on a newly painted bench at Place de la République in central Paris under the gaze of the statue of Marianne – France’s national icon – Laurent David suggested the square could be a metaphor for the capital.“It’s better than it was, but nowhere near as good as it could be,” he said. “They spent a fortune doing it up only a few years ago and now look. The place is covered in cigarette ends and...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Place De La République, Marianne, Anne Hidalgo, Laurent David


Cafe society returns to Paris as bars and bistros spill out on the pavements

Inside spaces reopened this week, but it’s the relaxed rules on outdoor terraces that bar and restaurant owners feel will create a quintessentially Parisian summer vibeOn a normal weekend, rue d’Aligre, near Place de la Bastille in Paris’s 12th arrondissement, is lined with raucous fruit and vegetable stalls and packed with shoppers and tourists heading for the historic Marché d’Aligre at its northern end. But now the stalls of the covered market are gone – they’ve moved to the open square in fr...
Tags: Travel, Food, France, Restaurants, Bars, Paris, Food And Drink, Europe Holidays, France Holidays, Paris Holidays, Anne Hidalgo, Macron, Hidalgo, Place de la Bastille, Pubs And Clubs, Coronavirus outbreak


Anne Hidalgo likely to be reelected as Paris mayor after forging green alliance

Opinion poll puts Socialist at 44% of intentions to vote, well ahead of her closest rivalThe mayor of Paris has opened up a strong lead in her bid to be reelected after forging an alliance with the city’s ecologists.An opinion poll put the Socialist Anne Hidalgo at 44% of intentions to vote, well ahead of her closest rival, the centre-right candidate Rachida Dati, a former justice minister under Nicolas Sarkozy.  Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, Environment, World news, Nicolas Sarkozy, Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Rachida Dati


Coronavirus live news: Spain's prime minister seeks final two-week extension of state of emergency

Brazil becomes fourth worst country for deaths; pressure builds on South African president over his handling of outbreakGlobal report: cases pass 6 million as Donald Trump postpones G7Senior UK adviser has broken trust in policy, say top scientistsUK coronavirus updates - liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 3.09pm BST Iran said its caseload of coronavirus infections passed 150,000 on Sunday, as the country struggles to contain a recent upward trend.The government has largely lifted the restr...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, France, China, Russia, Africa, Americas, Spain, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


“We cannot afford to go back to the way things were”: An open letter to PBOT Commissioner Chloe Eudaly

“Portland’s transportation advocacy ecosystem has never been stronger. What we’re missing is leadership from city hall.” Publisher’s note: While we’ve made a lot of noise in the past month about the need for immediate street changes to reflect new behaviors, another big part of this conversation is how best to transition our streets when quarantine is lifted. Kiel Johnson, a BikePortland contributor and owner of Go By Bike Shop & Valet under the Aerial Tram, reflects on that issue in his lett...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Vancouver, Oakland, Anne Hidalgo, PBOT, Better Block, Kiel Johnson, Chloe Eudaly, Eudaly, Jillian Detweiler, Catie Gould, Coronavirus 2020


Paris Bans Outdoor Workouts During Busy Daytime Hours

PARIS — Paris authorities have banned all outdoor sports activities between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. after Parisians took to the streets in numbers over the weekend to enjoy the sunny weather. Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo and police prefect Didier Lallement say Parisians should limit their movement to urgent or indispensable outings amid stringent lockdown measures implemented across the country. Starting Wednesday, Parisians can only exercise outdoors when “street crowd is at its lowest.” Parisians we...
Tags: News, France, Paris, Anne Hidalgo, David Taintor, Didier Lallement, Coronavirus, COVID-19, 2020 COVID Outbreak AP


The Monday Roundup: Nailer jailed, bike shop survey, Paris’ latest, and more

Sponsored by Endurance Physical Therapy + Bike Fit Studio. Welcome to the week. Here are the most notable items BikePortland readers and editors came across in the past seven days… This week’s sponsor. Bike lane nailer sentenced: A guy who admitted scattering nails in bike lanes has been given 30 days behind bars. Someone should give him a stack of bike tubes to repair while he’s in there. A handle on speed: Oregon is not the only state looking to change the way it approaches the scourge...
Tags: California, Oregon, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Features, Front Page, Cycling, United Kingdom, Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Jonathan Maus, The Monday Roundup, Venice Blvd, Aaron Naparstek, Seattle Bike Blog


Paris mayor unveils '15-minute city' plan in re-election campaign

Anne Hidalgo wants to create self-sufficient communities with amenities nearby, to cut pollution and stressThe Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, has made phasing out vehicles and creating a “15-minute city” a key pillar of her offering at the launch of her re-election campaign.The Socialist politician wants to encourage more self-sufficient communities within each arrondissement of the French capital, with grocery shops, parks, cafes, sports facilities, health centres, schools and even workplaces just ...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Anne Hidalgo


The Monday Roundup: Oil ad ban, bike share bacteria, one less parking lot, and more

Here are the most noteworthy items we came across in the past seven days… New Amsterdam: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo is running for re-election on a platform of carfree, bike-oriented neighborhoods where you can get to everything you need in 15 minutes or less without using a car. Ad ban: UK media giant The Guardian says they will no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies because they take an active role in preventing action on climate change. How long until media companies start...
Tags: UK, California, Berlin, San Francisco, Sport, Features, Front Page, Vienna, Cycling, Paris, Portland, Alissa Walker, Anne Hidalgo, New Amsterdam, Broadway Corridor, Jonathan Maus


Third U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China

A new case of the deadly coronavirus has been confirmed in the U.S., bringing the total infections to three as the situation in China, where the bug originated, grows increasingly dire.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Saturday that a person who had traveled from Wuhan, China, has the virus. They are in isolation, listed in “good condition.” Health officials will now need to traced the patient’s steps and identify anyone who had close contact with them so they can be ...
Tags: News, Cdc, Washington, China, Russia, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, Canada, Paris, Orange County, Wuhan, Place De La République, Reuters China, Guangzhou, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Fifth U.S. Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Patient Who Traveled From Wuhan, China

Several new cases of the deadly coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S., bringing the total infections to five as the situation in China, where the bug originated, grows increasingly dire.Health officials revealed Sunday morning that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that a person in Orange, County California, who had traveled from Wuhan, China, has the virus. They are listed in “good condition.” Within hours, authorities revealed two more cases: a student at Ariz...
Tags: News, Cdc, Washington, China, Russia, Toronto, San Francisco, Chicago, Canada, Paris, Orange County, Wuhan, Arizona State University, Place De La République, Guangzhou, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Coronavirus outbreak: China promises tougher crackdown to stop spread – live updates

Officials announce new measures to contain disease, including wildlife trade ban and bus suspensions, as confirmed death toll reaches 56Coronavirus’s ability to spread getting stronger, China suggestsScientists race to discover how Wuhan victims were infectedWhere has coronavirus spread? 11.56am GMT Chinese associations in Paris cancelled Sunday afternoon’s Chinese new year’s parade in the centre of the city following the coronavirus epidemic. The mayor Anne Hidalgo said Paris’s Chinese comm...
Tags: China, Paris, Wuhan, Afp, Anne Hidalgo, Zhang Lin


Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, who has been at odds with Airbnb in recent years, set out her issues with the platform to IOC President Thomas Bach last week after news of the sponsorship leaked. Hidalgo wrote to Bach to ''alert him of the risks and consequences'' of the International Olympic Co...
Tags: News, Paris, Airbnb, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Bach, Anne Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Thomas Bach


Construction work begins on 2024 Paris Olympic Village

SHOWS: SAINT OUEN, FRANCE (NOVEMBER 4, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. VARIOUS OF CRANE STARTING TO DESTROY BUILDING AT START OF CONSTRUCTION WORK FOR OLYMPIC VILLAGE 2. CONSTRUCTION WORKER 3. CRANE ARM DESTROYING PART OF FORMER FACTORY 4. PARIS MAYOR, ANNE HIDALGO, AND PRESIDENT OF SEINE-SAINT-DENIS AREA WHERE OLYMPIC VILLAGE WILL BE BUILT, STEPHANE TROUSSEL, WALKING 5. HIDALGO TALKING 6. TENT WHERE MODEL OF FUTURE OLYMPIC VILLAGE IS PRESENTED 7. VARIOUS OF MODEL OF THE FUTURE OLYMPIC VILLAGE...
Tags: News, France, Paris, Denis, Anne Hidalgo, Philippe, Hidalgo, Estanguet, Tony Estanguet, Seine Saint Denis, Edouard Philippe, Saint Ouen, Paris Olympic Village, NICOLAS FERRAND, EDOUARD PHILIPPE SAYING, Denis Saint Ouen


Global mayors denounce 'failed' UN climate summit

Mayors attack ‘ineptitude’ of world leaders and accuse US, Brazil, Australia, Russia and Turkey of being ‘essentially representatives of the fossil fuel industry’Mayors from a group representing more than 90 of the world’s biggest cities have launched a blistering attack on the failure to agree strong measures to fight the climate crisis at last month’s UN Climate Action Summit, blaming “a small number of powerful governments serving the interests of the fossil fuel industry”.The C40 group of le...
Tags: New York, London, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Turkey, Cities, Fossil Fuels, Paris, United Nations, Un, Green politics, Copenhagen, Fossil fuel divestment, Ken Livingstone, City Mayors


The Greening of Paris Makes Its Mayor More Than a Few Enemies

As Anne Hidalgo declares war on the car, drivers rage at the disruptions, but supporters credit her with preparing Paris for a hotter future.
Tags: News, Climate Change, Paris, Urban Development, Automobiles, Anne Hidalgo, Hidalgo, Politics And Government, Bicycles and Bicycling, Roads and Traffic, Paris (France, Anne (1959-


Preparing for 2024 - Place de la Concorde

Paris is preparing for the 2024 Summer Olympics . Place de la Concorde (see previous posts) was empty of cars and full of sports events last Sunday. This picture was of course “stolen” from the net – I did not offer myself any balloon-trip. An amazing thing is that when I passed by Monday noon, almost all was gone, the Place looked normal and the traffic was back. Here we can see the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, doing some (fake) heavyweight lifting. She is accompanied by Tony Es...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Romania, Anne Hidalgo, Tony Estanguet, PeterParis, Roxana Maracineanu


Paris Knife Attacker Converted to Islam 18 Months Before Attack: Report

The French police employee who killed four of his colleagues at the Paris police headquarters on Thursday was a recent convert to Islam, according to French television BFM TV.The 45-year-old attacker killed three police officers and an administrative worker, three men and one woman, before being shot and killed by police. Officials so far have not publicly released a motive, and are trying to discover if there was a terrorism link. The man’s wife has been taken in custody.Paris Mayor Anne Hidalg...
Tags: News, France, Paris, Anne Hidalgo, Paris Council, Paris Knife Attacker Converted to Islam


Changes to the Paris skyline? Non merci

Paris is known as one of the world's most elegant cities, captivating visitors with the charms of Montmartre, the romance of the Left Bank, graceful architecture and tree-lined boulevards. In the run-up to the Olympic Games in 2024, the mayor has ambitious plans to pull the City of Lights into the modern era: relandscaping the gardens around the Eiffel Tower and constructing the first city-centre skyscraper since the 1970s. A Paris court threw out a number of legal challenges brought against t...
Tags: Science, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Anne Hidalgo, Left Bank, Triangle Tower


American picked to design vast car-free garden at Eiffel Tower

The city of Paris has chosen an American landscape architect to re-design a huge area surrounding the Eiffel Tower, a project that will banish almost all vehicle traffic near the immensely popular monument. "We can create the biggest garden in Paris... with much more biodiversity, much more ecology," Kathryn Gustafson said after Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo presented the plan late Tuesday. Gustafson has studied in France, where she has designed several parks and squares, but is best well known int...
Tags: Science, France, Britain, Paris, Diana, Eiffel Tower, Anne Hidalgo, Kathryn Gustafson, Gustafson