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Eye Prefer Paris 15th Anniversary Prize Winners

First, I would like to thank you for your kind and generous comments and emails about the 15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris last week, and I especially want to thank those who took the time to take the quiz and for their answers.   Below are the correct answers to the quiz, highlighted in red.   2006 What department store had an exhibit of dolls that Christian Dior, John Galliano, Kenzo, Christian Lacroix, Valentino, and Versace designed costumes for? A. Le Bon Marche B. Gal...
Tags: Travel, France, Los Angeles, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Monaco, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet


Lyon edge Nice in first match between Ligue 1 teams in four months

Lyon (AFP) – One day short of four months after the last meeting between two French Ligue 1 clubs, Lyon beat visiting Nice 1-0 in a friendly on Saturday. Houssem Aouar scored the only goal... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Nice, Lyon, Afp, Ligue


Jean-Michel Aulas: Lyon president says stopping Ligue 1 season 'massive error'

Ending the Ligue 1 season was a "massive error" and one that showed "an obvious lack of leadership", says Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Tags: Football, Lyon, Ligue, Jean Michel Aulas


15th Anniversary of Eye Prefer Paris

On June 26, 2006 I launched Eye Prefer Paris, and last Friday was the 15th anniversary. Here’s the first post I wrote.   About This blog This blog is about how a native New Yorker dreamed of moving to Paris …… and what he discovered once he got there. Come live this Paris dream vicariously through the eyes(and ears) of Richard Nahem. He writes his blog from his 18th century apartment overlooking tree-lined Place St. Paul in the fashionable Marais district of Paris. I had no idea wha...
Tags: Travel, France, Events, Paris, Italy, Eiffel Tower, Bill, Contests, Taylor, Meredith, Lyon, Gardens, Christian Dior, Jessica Simpson, Monet, Emilia Romagna


Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood agree Lyon contract extensions

England pair Lucy Bronze and Alex Greenwood agree to extend their Lyon contracts until the end of August.
Tags: England, Football, Lyon, Lucy Bronze, Alex Greenwood


A Madcap Apartment in Paris for a Creative Couple (Plus Kids)

How many patterned tiles is too many? Anki Linde and Pierre Saalburg of Paris-based LSL Architects say to each his own limit—and that the couple who own this rambling Paris apartment happen to have a higher threshold than most. These clients—she’s a film director/writer, he’s co-owner of a satirical newspaper, and they have two kids—approached the remodel of their Rue de la Rochefoucauld quarters with a playful spirit, and the architects responded in kind. “Each space is designed as if it has it...
Tags: Books, UK, London, California, Paris, Ikea, Lyon, Strawberry, Kitchens, Tiles, Bathrooms, Liege, Linde, LSL, Architectural Details, Remodel & Renovation


Memo Bank unveils its business bank, credit license and $22.5 million in new funding

Memo Bank wasn’t always called Memo Bank. It originally started as Margo Bank and it has been flying under the radar for a few years. The French startup is now about to launch publicly and shared more details about what it is building. As the name suggests, Memo Bank is a bank. It plans to server business customers exclusively and it targets small and medium companies that generate over €2 million in annual turnover and have more than 10 employees. Jean-Daniel Guyot, the co-founder and CEO of Me...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, France, European Central Bank, Paris, Lyon, Fintech, Daphni, ACPR, Guyot, BlackFin Capital Partners, Margo Bank, Memo Bank, Jean Daniel Guyot


Champions League to finish with mini-tournament in Lisbon

GENEVA — The Champions League will finish with a mini-tournament in Lisbon, restarting in August after a five-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eight teams will play from the quarterfinals in knockout games at two venues over 12 days, the UEFA executive committee decided Wednesday. The final will be held at the home stadium of Portuguese club Benfica on Aug. 23 – the latest date in the competition’s 65-year history. UEFA will decide next month if fans can attend the games. Cur...
Tags: Europe, London, Germany, Sports, Sport, Barcelona, Cologne, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester City, Real Madrid, Portugal, Champions League, Athens, Bayern Munich, Juventus


UEFA chief says premature end to French season may not harm Lyon and PSG

Lausanne (AFP) – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said on Wednesday that the French football league’s decision in April, guided by the government, to end its season was premature.  “It’s the decision of the French League,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Uefa, Lyon, Psg, Lausanne, Afp, Aleksander Ceferin, AFP UEFA


Hertha Berlin won’t rush new recruit Tousart after enforced break

Berlin (AFP) – Hertha Berlin coach Bruno Labbadia says they are in no hurry to give a Bundesliga debut to new recruit Lucas Tousart, who has barely played since scoring for Lyon against Juventus in... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Berlin, Sport, Soccer, Juventus, Hertha Berlin, Lyon, Afp, Bruno Labbadia, AFP Hertha Berlin, Lucas Tousart


Colo Tavernier O’Hagan, Screenwriter of ‘Fresh Bait,’ ‘Round Midnight,’ Dies

Colo Tavernier O’Hagan, the revered screenwriter of award-winning films by Bertrand Tavernier and Claude Chabrol, died from cancer on June 13, according to a statement from the Lumière Institute in Lyon. Throughout her prolific career spanning film and TV, Tavernier O’Hagan was a life-long, inspiring collaborator to her former husband, Bertrand Tavernier, on many of […]
Tags: News, Global, Thierry Fremaux, Lyon, Hagan, Bertrand Tavernier, Claude Chabrol, Institut Lumière, Colo Tavernier O'Hagan Screenwriter, Colo Tavernier O Hagan, Lumière Institute


Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018 for about $100 million , has launched in Cologne and plans to open up in German cities Dortmund and Essen in the coming weeks. Spin said it’s also expanding its footprint in the U.S., starting with Atlanta. Other U.S. cities will follow, Spin said without providing more details.  Spin’s Europe expansion is part of a trend th...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, London, France, Germany, Tech, Atlanta, Cologne, Automotive, United States, Liverpool, Ford, United Kingdom, Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester


French Bob: A dose of vintage flair for the Triumph Bobber

The success of the Triumph Bobber has not gone unnoticed by the more savvy custom shops. It’s the fastest-selling motorcycle in the history of the British brand, but unfortunately it’s tricky to customize—because Triumph largely ‘got it right’ at the design stage. The French outfit BAAK has just finished this 2020-spec Bonneville Bobber 1200, and it looks superb. But there’s a bigger story than just the bike. Rémi Reguin, boss of the Lyon-based workshop, will open new premises in the USA next...
Tags: Facebook, Usa, France, Motorcycles, Bob, Lyon, Julien, Custom Motorcycles, Triumph motorcycles, Triumph Bobber, Biltwell, BAAK Motocyclettes, BAAK, Julien Demaugé Bost, Bobber Motorcycles, Avon Safety Mileage MkII


French court suspends relegation from Ligue 1

Paris (AFP) – France’s highest administrative court on Tuesday blocked the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse from Ligue 1 while rejecting Lyon’s appeal against the decision to declare the season over. The judge in the... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: France, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Lyon, Toulouse, Afp, Ligue, Amiens


Ada Hegerberg: Lyon striker signs 'historic' long-term Nike deal

Lyon striker Ada Hegerberg says signing a long-term deal with Nike represents a "massive step" in her career.
Tags: News, Nike, Lyon, Ada Hegerberg


OL Reign’s Rapinoe to skip NWSL Challenge Cup

Lyon (AFP) – US women’s national team star Megan Rapinoe will not play for OL Reign in the NWSL Challenge Cup later this month due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, her club coach... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: US, Sport, Soccer, Lyon, Megan Rapinoe, Afp


Breaking down David Warner and Nathan Lyon’s run-out of AB de Villiers – one of the most disrespectful dismissals in history

Many things happened during Australia’s win in the first Test of their ill-fated 2018 tour of South Africa. Some of them were cricket, some of them were David Warner falling out with people. The thing that interests us the most – AB de Villiers’ second innings run-out – fell somewhere in between. Let’s break the moment down, because it was really quite something. We’re struggling to think of a more disrespectful dismissal. The context The South Africans were near enough 200 runs behind on fir...
Tags: Australia, Sex, Features, South Africa, Warner, Lyon, David Warner, Ab De Villiers, Nathan Lyon, Mekon, De Villiers, Tim Paine, Markram, Aiden Markram, David Warner David Warner, So Lyon


Watch Martin Scorsese’s Brand New Short Film, Made Entirely in His Office Under Quarantine

Most who saw the last feature by Martin Scorsese, 2019's The Irishman, saw it at home. That had to do with the fact that the budget came from Netflix, which surely aimed to get its not inconsiderable money's worth by offering the film on its own streaming service as soon as possible. If The Irishman's financing and distribution was a sign of the times, Scorsese's new short is even more so: shot on a smartphone by the famed director himself, it recently premiered on Mary Beard's BBC speci...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Film, College, Bbc, Netflix, Current Affairs, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Mary Beard, Scorsese, Oklahoma, Seoul, Alfred Hitchcock, Lyon


The 'sliding doors' moments that have transformed Liverpool's midfield

This is the fourth in a series of analysis pieces to preview the restart of the Premier League season, on June 17. Read the first on Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes, the second on Nicolas Pepe at Arsenal and third on Newcastle striker Joelinton. Get unlimited access to our award-winning Premier League coverage here with a sport-only subscription - £1 a week The construction of a successful team is part design, part happy accident. Go through any title-winning squad, and you will find influential ...
Tags: News, Sports, Barcelona, Chelsea, Premier League, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle, Champions League, Monaco, Leicester, James Milner, Chinese Super League, Anfield, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, Jurgen Klopp


A Lime investor predicts only 2 or 3 scooter players will win after COVID-19, meaning there's going to be a major crunch in Europe

Scooter startups are at a crossroads with COVID-19 and potential capital scarcity forcing an increased focus on sustainability and careful use of cash. In the US, the market has matured, allowing two to three operators to thrive per city, but in Europe there are more than a dozen operators which investors say is impossible to sustain.  The re-opening of cities from lockdown is a litmus test of scooter companies' ability to scale and survive after the COVID-19 crisis. "The move towards efficien...
Tags: Europe, UK, Milan, France, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Paris, Lyon, CIRC, Thomas Kuhn, Asia North America, Asel, NGP Capital, Bird and Lime


Toulouse join Lyon and Amiens in taking French league to top court

Toulouse (France) (AFP) – Toulouse have joined the growing number of clubs appealing the way the season ended by taking the French league to the country’s highest administrative court, regional media reported on Thursday. Toulouse,... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Lyon, Toulouse, Afp, Amiens, Toulouse France AFP Toulouse


BlaBlaCar partners with scooter startup Voi to launch new BlaBla Ride app

Long-distance ride sharing startup BlaBlaCar announced that it is expanding to scooter sharing. But the company isn’t going to operate its own fleet of scooters. Instead, BlaBlaCar is partnering with Voi, a European e-scooter service that has raised $136 million over multiple rounds. Voi operates in dozens of European cities including Paris, Marseille and Lyon. Over the next few weeks, Voi scooters will feature three different brands — Voi, BlaBlaCar and BlaBla Ride. Existing Voi members will...
Tags: Startups, Europe, Tech, France Newsletter, Lyon, Blablacar, Paris Marseille, VOI, Grab Gojek, BlaBla Ride, AFP BlaBlaCar


Ligue 1: Lyon president calls on French PM to reconsider termination of season

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas calls on French authorities to reconsider their decision to end the football season early.
Tags: News, Lyon, Ligue, Jean Michel Aulas


Lyon president Aulas hits out at 'stupid' Ligue 1 decision

The Frenchman is less than impressed with his country's decision to abandon the current campaign as other competitions start resuming
Tags: News, Sports, Lyon, Ligue, Aulas


William Lyon, Orange County homebuilder and civic leader, dies at 97

William Lyon made his fortune following the freeways. Wherever the roads ran, that’s where the Air Force general-turned-homebuilder would mobilize construction crews, eventually building much of Orange County among many projects across the Southwestern U.S. Lyon, one of Orange County’s wealthiest and most influential residents, died Friday, May 22 at his hilltop estate in Coto de Caza, his son Bill H. Lyon said. He was 97. The General, as he was known because of his stint as an Air Force Reserve...
Tags: Business, Housing, Washington, Reagan, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Obituaries, Washington Dc, Arizona, Korea, Pentagon, Nevada, Bill, William, Air Force


Lyon win French title: Bronze, Parris & Greenwood crowned champions

England internationals Lucy Bronze, Nikita Parris and Alex Greenwood win the French women's title with Lyon.
Tags: England, Football, Lyon, Greenwood, Alex Greenwood, Bronze Parris, Lucy Bronze Nikita Parris


Cannes 2020 is Definitely Canceled, But the Official Film Selection Will Still Be Announced

Despite the hopes and dreams of those involved, this year’s Cannes Film Festival is still canceled (or canneselled, if you will). The fest had been hoping to simply delay the event to a later date this summer, but at long last, festival director Thierry Frémaux is admitting defeat. However, the book isn’t closed yet on Cannes 2020. While there will be no festival – not even a digital version – Fremaux says there are still plans to announce the Cannes 2020 Official Selection this June. I was ...
Tags: Movies, Korea, Venice, Thierry Fremaux, Cannes film festival, Lyon, Cannes, Film Festivals, Fremaux, Festival de Cannes, Screen Daily


Lyon women awarded French title, 14th in a row

Paris (AFP) – French women’s football giants Lyon will be declared league champions for the 2019-20 campaign, collecting the title for the 14th consecutive year after the season was ended by the coronavirus pandemic. The... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Paris, Lyon, Afp


Lyon urge rethink on ‘premature decision’ to curtail Ligue 1 season

Paris St Germain were declared champions after French authorities decreed no sporting events could be held until at least September.
Tags: News, Sports, Lyon, Ligue, Paris St Germain


Lyon slam ‘sudden’ decision to end Ligue 1 season

Paris (AFP) – Lyon hit out at the French football league (LFP) on Sunday for “suddenly” ending the Ligue 1 campaign, saying the decision could see the division slip further behind Europe’s top leagues and... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Lyon, Afp, Ligue, LFP, AFP Lyon