Marseille Culture – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 19:14:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mact-asso.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default-150x150.png Marseille Culture – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ 32 32 How to have a perfect day in Marseille https://mact-asso.org/how-to-have-a-perfect-day-in-marseille/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 19:14:48 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/how-to-have-a-perfect-day-in-marseille/ Last updated on August 7, 2022 by Sophie Nadeau Marseille is a dynamic city in the south of France about which almost everyone seems to have their own opinion. From positive to negative, it’s a city you should still have on your to-do list, even if you only have a limited number of visits. Here’s […]]]>

Last updated on August 7, 2022 by Sophie Nadeau

Marseille is a dynamic city in the south of France about which almost everyone seems to have their own opinion. From positive to negative, it’s a city you should still have on your to-do list, even if you only have a limited number of visits. Here’s your ultimate guide to spending one day in Marseilles.

For even more inspiration, be sure to check out our guide to the best things to do in Marseille.

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Is one day enough for Marseille?

Although Marseille is quite large (one of the largest cities in France), a day is more than enough to see all the main attractions the city has to offer. After all, most tourist destinations focus on the city center and the rest of southern France may be even prettier than its biggest city, so you’ll want to allocate your time wisely.

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Suggested itinerary for a day in Marseille

Ascent to Notre Dame de la Garde

Presiding over the rest of the city, the Notre-Dame de la Garde basilica is a fine example of Byzantine and Romanesque architecture. The Church of Notre-Dame de la Garde was built in 1853 and is locally known as “Bonne Mère”.

There are several ways to access the ecclesiastical building. While many people prefer to make the climb, it is possible to take a bus to the top, at which point it is only a short walk to reach the church itself. The interior of the church is free to visit while the exterior offers beautiful panoramic views of the city.

Visit the Old Port

After a dizzying climb to Marseille’s highest point, it’s time to head to its lowest point, the Old Port. Literally translated into English as “old port”, this is a really old port. After all, Marseille is one of the oldest cities in France and was founded by the ancient Greeks as Massalia, a fishing and trading port.

Today, a stroll around the Old Port offers a glimpse of lavish life in southern France; glitzy hotels and bars line the promenades, while yachts are moored in the water. The Old Port also houses the Mucem, a museum of culture and civilization which tells the story of the Mediterranean.

From 2022, a visit to the museum costs €11. Buy your skip-the-line ticket in advance. If you can’t make it to the museum, you can also check out MuCEM highlights through Google’s Arts and Culture project.

Have lunch around the Old Port

As you might imagine from a city located by the sea, one of the most popular forms of cuisine when it comes to eating in Marseille is seafood. Some of the best restaurants in the Vieux -Port include La Table du Fort Restaurant Marseille Vieux-Port and Restaurant Le relais 50.

For those looking for vegan and vegetarian dishes, there are many more options today than just a few years ago. Some of the best places in town to eat meatless include Green Love (a concept store selling makeup and groceries serving vegan fare), La Table à l’Envers, and Mariposas.

Visit Marseille Cathedral

The city’s cathedral sits on the outskirts of the city’s Panier district and overlooks the crashing waves of the azure blue sea. Built in the neo-Byzantine-Roman style, there has been a church on the site as early as the 12th century.

The current cathedral was built between 1852 and 1896 and is still used as a place of worship today. Recently refurbished, making the cathedral even more beautiful, entry to the cathedral is free and highlights include memorabilia dedicated to Johnny Halliday, stained glass windows and truly spectacular mosaics.

Cathedral of Saint Mary Major

Stroll through the Panier district

Marseille’s oldest neighborhood is Le Panier, which is characterized by its cobbled lanes, shuttered windows and pastel-hued houses. There are also a lot of steps in this area, so be sure to bring comfortable shoes that you can actually walk in!

The name “Le Panier” is actually directly translated into English as “the basket”. The historic district is well known for its many winding paths and stepped streets. If you’re looking for a souvenir of your trip (such as local baskets, pottery or confectionery – try the shuttle from Marseille), this is where you’ll find shops to buy small gifts!

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Marseille Sunset Cruise

Time and budget permitting, one of my favorite things to do in a city is to take a magical sunset cruise. After all, there is perhaps nothing more memorable than watching the sun set over the azure blue Mediterranean Sea.

This popular sunset cruise takes place on a catamaran with an open-air deck. The ticket price includes dinner on board the boat, while enjoying the view of the sparkling sea and the sunset. Find more details here.

Have a drink at the Old Port

End the day on the right foot by heading to the Old Port. As you might have guessed, by far the best restaurants in Marseille can be found in the Vieux-Port district. And so, after a busy day exploring the city, it’s time to head back to the neighborhood for a few drinks if you want to experience Marseille’s nightlife.

One of the best rooftop restaurants in town is Ciel l Rooftop, which is a short walk from the Old Port. This trendy restaurant offers spectacular views of Notre Dame de la Garde and has English-speaking waiters.

If you have more time…

Visit the beach

Of course, if you’ve traveled the rest of the city and are looking to relax a bit, know that Marseille is blessed with several beaches. Some of the best beaches in Marseille include Plage de Sable de La Lave (which is the easiest to reach on foot), La Plage du Fortin (which is the least crowded of the Marseille beaches).

Visit Fort Saint Jean

On the edge of the city’s Old Port district, Fort Saint Jean is a 16th-century fortification that was built at the request of Louis XIV, that is, the Sun King of France. Built to defend the port from invaders, the fort is now one of the most visited monuments in Marseille.

Visit Fort Saint Jean

Getting around Marseille

Visitors should also note that Marseille is one of the only cities in France, along with Paris and Lyon, to be divided into neighborhoods called “arrondissements”. Public transport is quite well developed and in addition to buses and trams, there are two metro lines; M1 and M2 connect east to west and north to south.

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Anger as taxpayer-funded charity erects ‘Hey Straight White Men Pass The Power!’ signposts https://mact-asso.org/anger-as-taxpayer-funded-charity-erects-hey-straight-white-men-pass-the-power-signposts/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 15:43:30 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/anger-as-taxpayer-funded-charity-erects-hey-straight-white-men-pass-the-power-signposts/ Anger as fashionable taxpayer-funded charity erects “Hey Straight White Men Pass The Power!” billboards across Britain Billboards installed in Southwark and Bury telling straight white men to hand over power It was made by artist Nadina Ali and put together by The Artichoke Trust project But some reacted with anger and confusion to the content […]]]>

Anger as fashionable taxpayer-funded charity erects “Hey Straight White Men Pass The Power!” billboards across Britain

  • Billboards installed in Southwark and Bury telling straight white men to hand over power
  • It was made by artist Nadina Ali and put together by The Artichoke Trust project
  • But some reacted with anger and confusion to the content of the message

A poster urging straight white men to ‘pass the power’ has angered some.

The black and white artworks were installed in Southwark, London, and Bury, Lancs, earlier this week.

But they caught the eye after a photo of one of them was uploaded by author Douglas Murray on Twitter.

A furious social media fan asked, “Which straight white men is this imperative phrase aimed at?

‘What ‘power’ must be ‘passed’? Whose is the ‘power’ to ‘pass’?’

Another angry Tweeter said: “London seems so disconnected from the rest of England.”

Finally, a social media user exclaimed, “I have no power. They talk about the wealthy 1% elite.

‘They have the power, we don’t. Why don’t they specifically address them rather than grouping us all together when 99% of us don’t have an ounce of power we could give in the first place?

The black and white artwork was installed in Southwark, London, earlier this week by artists

Nadina Ali is the artist behind the work and is originally from Marseille and exhibits in London

Nadina Ali is the artist behind the work and is originally from Marseille and exhibits in London

Twitter reaction with confusion and anger after the poster was posted online for all to see

Twitter reaction with confusion and anger after the poster was posted online for all to see

The work is by an artist named Nadina, originally from Marseille.

They were put together by the Artichoke Trust art project.

The trust modestly describes itself online as a “producer of extraordinary public arts events.”

He says it was designed by creative director Martin Firrell and curator Bren O’Callaghan.

But research from the Taxpayers Alliance claimed she had received £3million from a government art grant.

The artist Martin Firrell who is behind the Artichoke Trust, who put up the art posters

The artist Martin Firrell who is behind the Artichoke Trust, who put up the art posters

Bren O'Callaghan in horror-style makeup is the other figure behind the Artichoke Trust

Bren O’Callaghan in horror-style makeup is the other figure behind the Artichoke Trust

Campaigns manager Elliott Keck told Tom Harwood on GB News that the Arts Council should be scrapped.

He said: “Our policy response is very simple, the Arts Council should be scrapped.

“So it’s costing us around £4m-£500m a year and that’s money that could be put back into taxpayers’ pockets.”

“Taxpayers will use that money they see in their pay slips to consume culture, go to museums, go to art galleries, go to shows, whatever it is.”

He also said, “It speaks to a problem in the culture of government that only the state can provide art, culture, museums, sport, whatever.

“If the state would back down and actually say let the British public decide what art and culture should be, they just won’t.

“The British understand what art and culture is and they will pay for it if they have the money.”

In response, a spokesperson for Artichoke, The Gallery, said: “The work in question is one of 10 works by 10 different artists and is part of The Gallery’s first exhibition.

“The Gallery is a new type of cultural institution without walls, which poses critical and urgent questions about the society in which we live.

‘For this first exhibition of The Gallery, we invited artists from all over the world to respond to the theme ‘Straight White Male’.

“The works presented in the exhibition represent a varied, nuanced and thoughtful response to this theme.

“By working with the Out of Home industry, displaying these images on advertising sites across the UK, The Gallery is breaking down the traditional barriers preventing the public from discovering and seeing great art.

“We’re not asking that the public necessarily agree with the statements of any of the artworks, just to think about and debate the ideas.

“The full collection of all 10 artworks can be seen at www.thegallery.org.uk.”

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How to Use Pastis in Cocktails for Late Summer Recreation https://mact-asso.org/how-to-use-pastis-in-cocktails-for-late-summer-recreation/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:20:54 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/how-to-use-pastis-in-cocktails-for-late-summer-recreation/ Pastis is to southern France what sherry is to Spain, spritz to Italy – a drink, yes, but also a ritual in the form of a drink, woven into the fabric of culture. Pastis is both the name of an aniseed liqueur and the drink obtained by adding a measure of the said liqueur […]]]>

Pastis is to southern France what sherry is to Spain, spritz to Italy – a drink, yes, but also a ritual in the form of a drink, woven into the fabric of culture.

Pastis is both the name of an aniseed liqueur and the drink obtained by adding a measure of the said liqueur to a trickle of cold water. Like its large Mediterranean family of anise spirits – Greek ouzo, Turkish raki, Italian sambuca and arak, produced in many Middle Eastern countries – French pastis is dominated by anise and licorice, infused with a myriad of other herbs and spices depending on the brand. The ritual of drinking pastis is rooted in everyday life in the south of France: The refreshing weight of a cool glass in hand is most at home in Provence, alongside a soundtrack of cicadas, petanque and from the sea in the distance, another slowly unfolding summer day.


As obvious as its appeal is, this rite is nowhere near securing the foothold in the United States that other European traditions have, despite all the ease and idiosyncrasy that, say, the aperitivo cocktail possesses. But it’s ready for a second look, either as a no-frills ritual or easily upgraded, whether by swapping water for fresh watermelon juice or yogurt (more on both in a second).


Long made and drunk at home in Provence—pastis comes from provençal pastisson, or “mixture” – the drink owes its growing popularity largely to the (temporary) downfall of other alcoholic beverages in France. In the mid-19th century, when phylloxera devastated European vines, the French turned to absinthe made from anise. In 1915, the production of absinthe was banned in part because of the supposed mildly altering effects of its signature ingredient, wormwood. France shifted its fiery focus again, this time to pastis, which is lower in alcohol, absinthe-free and carries many of the same botanicals as absinthe.

The transition from locally made drink to commercial production began in 1932 with Paul Ricard, who fashioned his version of the spirit in Marseille, marketing it as pastis. Pernod, one of the main producers of absinthe, also started making its own version of the anise-based liqueur in 1938, although it was not labeled as pastis and was drier than Ricard’s version. , with strong notes of star anise and fennel. Pernod and the slightly sweeter, licorice-flavored Ricard are now produced by Pernod Ricard, as the brands merged in 1975.


Although the best known, Ricard and Pernod are by no means the only producers to look out for. Henry Bardouin, produced in Forcalquier, just over an hour’s drive north of Marseille, is smooth and nuanced, blending over 65 herbs and spices in the bottle. Natacha David, author of Drink lightly, often reached for Argala, a pastis made with alpine herbs and Mediterranean spices produced in the Italian village of Roccavione, on the border of France. Other bottles, such as Vintage Pastis Château des Creissauds, Plain Pastis and Pastis La Chicane, are best sought by drinking pastis in his ancestral home. (These bottles can be smuggled between layers of dirty clothes.)

Then, of course, you have to decide how you want to drink it. The traditional method for pouring pastis is as simple as your tasting afternoon should be: add an ounce or two of liqueur to a glass (tall, short, ceramic, depending on your preference), serve with a pitcher of ice water and, if you’re not a purist, a small bucket of ice. Pour the water into the pastis in the ratio of your choice (1 ounce of pastis and 4-5 ounces of water is a good middle standard to start with). As the pastis mixes with the water, the resulting drink takes on a characteristic milky white. The transformation from a clear cloud to a pearly cloud is the result of mixing water with the oils of the pastis, a combination that forms microscopic droplets that reflect and scatter light, obscuring the glass. Finally, and only if desired, ice is added. David suggests continuing to add water and ice throughout the afternoon, thinning, stretching and chilling the drink for hours. “It feels like an endless drink,” she says.

In France, if you want to change the flavor without shifting tradition too much, it is common to add a dash of syrup to the original formula. In the glass, add three parts pastis to one part grenadine for a Tomato, mint syrup for a Parrot, orgeat for a Mauresque or strawberry syrup for a Rourou.

Or replace the water with something else. “Pastis is actually a wonderful mixer,” says David. “You feel like it’s going to dominate everything, but it can kind of fade into the background while obviously being the base of the drink.” To this end, David uses fresh Granny Smith apple juice in his Color me dazzled, a drink inspired by the classic Moorish. Orlando Franklin McCray, meanwhile, roll out the watermelon juice, which it clarifies to preserve the milky white color of the drink. (Although you can use freshly squeezed watermelon juice here, keep in mind that the color of the drink will be more of a pinkish brown, but the flavor will still be delicious.)

Pastis recipe

Color me dazzled

Orgeat made from oat milk is combined with pastis and Granny Smith apple juice in this Moorish riff.

Margot Lecarpentier, founder of Combat in Paris, combines pastis with a combination of fromage blanc and coconut milk. “Dairy with licorice reminds me of pastries in the south of France,” she said. “Jher fat catches the sweet taste of anise [and] makes it a little less sweet. To prepare the drink, Lecarpentier combines equal parts cottage cheese, or even plain whole yogurt, with coconut milk, then adds 2 1/2 ounces of this mixture to 1 ounce of pastis over crushed ice. Crushed ice is the key to the evolution of the drink. “You have nice, powerful sips to start with, then it gets more diluted, so the drink changes and adapts to the weather and makes it less alcoholic.” For a more sour and acidic flavor, Lecarpentier suggests using only cottage cheese or yogurt. Pastis can also be used as a substitute for absinthe in cocktails such as Sazerac or Corpse Reviver #2. Or, if you prefer your pastis shaken, look no further than Audrey Saunders’ modern classic, the French pearl.

The path to drinking more pastis can and should be refreshingly simple. From the age-old Provençal model of pastis and water to the subtle addition of flavored syrup, a simple wine syrup at coconut syrup and more– to add a layer of intrigue, there are many ways to start. Whatever the format, take the time to make it more of a ritual than a means to an end. Relax, prepare a snack, sit down, add more water or ice, switch seats, then pour another one.

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Neighbors ends after 37 years: But what are the oldest soap operas in Europe? https://mact-asso.org/neighbors-ends-after-37-years-but-what-are-the-oldest-soap-operas-in-europe/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 14:30:58 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/neighbors-ends-after-37-years-but-what-are-the-oldest-soap-operas-in-europe/ On Thursday, July 28, 2022, the star-studded finale of Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’, which ran for 37 years, aired. Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance were among the celebs who returned to Ramsay Street fiction to appear in the Melbourne-based drama send-off that helped launch their acting careers […]]]>

On Thursday, July 28, 2022, the star-studded finale of Australian soap opera ‘Neighbours’, which ran for 37 years, aired.

Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance were among the celebs who returned to Ramsay Street fiction to appear in the Melbourne-based drama send-off that helped launch their acting careers and music.

Some of the best-known actors who have appeared on ‘Neighbours’ since its 1985 debut – but weren’t part of the 90-minute finale – include Oscar winner Russell Crowe and the Hemsworth brothers, Chris, Luke and Liam.

Throughout its run in Australia, “Neighbours” was shown as a 22-minute weekday episode and depicted the lives of residents of Erinsborough, a fictional suburb of Melbourne.

Subsequently, “Neighbours” became Australia’s longest-running drama soap of all time.

But who are his soap opera counterparts in Europe? We’ll take a look.

United Kingdom – Coronation Street

Coronation Street, the quintessentially British soap opera, holds the official Guinness World Record for longest running/longest running television soap opera in history.

The show first premiered in 1960 and has since aired over 10,200 episodes.

It takes place in the fictional town of Weatherfield, based on the real town center of Salford, England, and focuses on the everyday life of working-class people.

The soap opera is so ingrained in British culture that it was even paid homage to in Queen’s 1984 ‘I Want to Break Free’ music video, where all the band members dressed up as women in a suburban house. .

Germany – Lindenstrasse (Lindenstrasse)

“Lindenstraße” is not only considered Germany’s longest-running soap opera; it is also the first.

The show first aired in 1985 and ended after 35 years in 2020.

Largely inspired by the UK’s “Coronation Street”, the show is set in Lindenstraße, a fictional street in a suburb of Munich, and follows the lives of a wide range of ordinary people and families.

The triumphs and tragedies of everyday life are explored in the show, including infidelity, unemployment, falling in love, drug addiction, politics, religion, and the pitfalls of adolescence.

The creators of “Lindenstraße” have never been afraid to tackle controversial or sensitive topics. For example, the daughter of one of the central families once suffered from bulimia; another son was born with Down syndrome.

The show also featured the first-ever gay kiss on German primetime television.

Italy – Un posto al sole (A place in the sun)

This beloved Italian soap opera just aired its 6,000th episode.

“Un posto al sole” (“A Place in the Sun”) takes place in a fictional building called Palazzo Palladini, located facing the sea in the beautiful Posillipo district of Naples.

With a large ensemble cast, the show explores social issues such as unemployment, violence, discrimination, marginalization and integration.

It’s also synced with the real-world calendar, tracking holidays and important events, often incorporating current events into the script.

To the surprise of fans, the show’s 6000th episode special (airing July 29, 2022) was narrated by Bricca, the dog of one of the show’s main characters, Giulia Poggi.

France – More beautiful life

“Plus belle la vie” (“The Sunny Side of Life”) first aired in 2004 and has since released over 4,500 episodes.

The series follows the lives of the inhabitants of “Le Mistral”, a fictional district of the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

Similar to the soap operas mentioned earlier in this list, “Plus belle la vie” was groundbreaking in its exploration of underrepresented issues and themes on television, such as same-sex marriage and transgenderism.

In 2013, it featured The Wedding of Thomas and Gabriel, the first marriage between two men ever shown in a French television drama.

However, after 18 years on the air, the show’s creators have announced the end of the series, which will take place on November 18, 2022, following “a substantial change in viewing habits”.

Belgium – Familie (Family)

“Familie” is Belgium’s longest-running soap opera and focuses on the life of the Van den Bossche family, who run an electronics business.

The Flemish series first aired on December 30, 1991 and continues to air to this day. In total, more than 7300 episodes have been broadcast.

The show sparked controversy last year after it was discovered that an animal rights group had paid for a pro-vegan storyline to be featured on the show.

One of the show’s characters, Zjef, who runs a food bar, presents an array of vegan sandwiches that sparks a discussion about the health benefits of veganism.

The episode’s closing credits revealed the involvement of animal rights group GAIA in the plot.

As a result, Belgian TV channel VTM was charged around €26,000 by broadcast regulators.

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Saturday July 30, 2022 – La Minute Monocle https://mact-asso.org/saturday-july-30-2022-la-minute-monocle/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 05:05:58 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/saturday-july-30-2022-la-minute-monocle/ 1My colleague Nolan and his girlfriend, Hyo, invited us to dinner at their flat in east London. Over the past 30 years, this part of town has changed dramatically as young creatives flocked from neighborhood to neighborhood, starting the cycle of gentrification. Clerkenwell, Hoxton, Spitalfields and Hackney have all succumbed to an influx of sourdough […]]]>

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My colleague Nolan and his girlfriend, Hyo, invited us to dinner at their flat in east London. Over the past 30 years, this part of town has changed dramatically as young creatives flocked from neighborhood to neighborhood, starting the cycle of gentrification. Clerkenwell, Hoxton, Spitalfields and Hackney have all succumbed to an influx of sourdough bakeries, trendy cafes and fun bars. And while gentrification gets bad press, many of the changes have been real improvements (and, yes, the communities that created those pockets of the city in the first place are still very much around). While I wasn’t looking, the spread of new developments, start-ups and people looking for cool new places to live continued.

Nolan and Hyo live in a large canal-side apartment, and from their third-floor balcony you can see Olympic Park, brownfields about to be redeveloped, and old factories turned into coworking facilities. Years ago, I used to walk our Weimaraner near here in Victoria Park, but I never made it the extra distance to Fish Island, where Nolan and Hyo now live. There was no reason to do so.

After dinner we walked along the canal, past people drinking beer and chatting on its banks, to Hackney Wick. Again, it felt like I had walked through a portal to another dimension – hundreds of people in bars, queuing for clubs, filling pubs and restaurants. It was a carnival atmosphere. Suddenly I realized that I really didn’t know London.

When I was in my twenties, I lived in a part of town where there wasn’t a single cool thing to do. If you wanted a great night out, you’d head to the West End or one of the few up-and-coming areas like Brixton or Notting Hill. But now? Well, you’d be hard pressed to find a place that doesn’t have great restaurants, a barista-run cafe, and all the other hallmarks of hipster life (all dandy by me – those are my people).

The downside is that you simply can’t keep track of every new restaurant opening or every change that takes place in every desirable outpost in town. In short, London has become increasingly unknowable. You just have to accept that the scale of a modern metropolis will eventually defeat you and all you can do is find your village within it. Yes, you will always miss something… but who cares?

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I like Aēsop, especially its approach of employing a wide roster of architects to design its stores – even though it’s shocking that it can’t fill its bottles in-store. But someone pointed out to me that a lot of these used bottles aren’t sent to be refilled for an unusual reason: there’s a healthy trade in empty containers. On Ebay, people ask £10 (€11.90) for a used bottle of soap; it would cost you £35 (€41.60) filled with ointment. Of course, this allows the buyer to fill the container with a cheap alternative, which is either great fun or a take on our warped bathroom snobbery. But it shows that Aēsop has elevated its packaging out of the disposable zone.

Maybe that’s a way to go. Ilse Crawford’s design company Studioilse has worked with Ikea for many years and the Swedish giant is currently selling a candle she created that comes in a jar designed to have an afterlife. I wonder what I could get for my stash of empty wine bottles? Judging by our vast recycling bags, I could earn a small fortune if all goes according to plan.

Illustration: Mathieu De Muizon

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Wish me good luck. The drive to Spain with the dog starts on Monday, so by this time next week I’ll either be driving around Palma de Mallorca with an overgroomed fox terrier or divorced. I’m hoping for the former but because we share the driving and I’ve often been accused of having poor concentration on the road, I’m ready for either one.

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2 minutes with… Anders Wahlquist, CEO of B-Reel https://mact-asso.org/2-minutes-with-anders-wahlquist-ceo-of-b-reel/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 12:30:50 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/2-minutes-with-anders-wahlquist-ceo-of-b-reel/ Where you grew up and where you live now. I grew up in Älmhult, Sweden, the birthplace of Ikea and the center of Swedish mod culture amid huge forests. I now live in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, the birthplace of electrified folk music in the 60s. It’s a quiet Mediterranean hill between the valley’s 10 […]]]>
Where you grew up and where you live now.

I grew up in Älmhult, Sweden, the birthplace of Ikea and the center of Swedish mod culture amid huge forests. I now live in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, the birthplace of electrified folk music in the 60s. It’s a quiet Mediterranean hill between the valley’s 10 million people and the city’s 10 million people.

How you realized you were creative.

I’m not in a creative role today, but I’ve always been creative. I was a DJ, I created and sold mixtapes throughout my childhood, and I helped DJs to sell their work between Sweden, Denmark and Holland mainly. I also always created parties and small clubs, which was fun, but the reality of a village of 5,000 inhabitants made it a bit limited.

A person you creatively idolized at first.

Madonna Louise Ciccone. Loved and admired Madonna from the release of “Holiday” in ’83, to her recent DJ gigs, where she still looks like a 20-year-old. Constantly reinventing, incredible dynamism, strength and integrity.

A moment from high school or college that changed your life.

The first time I drank alcohol. Until then, I had remembered everything I had read or heard. Not anymore, I had a lot of fun.

A visual artist or band/musician you admire.

See above. Also, can be spellbound by the art of Anselm Kiefer.

A book, movie, TV show or podcast that you recently found inspiring.

Hollywood’s Eve, on Eve Babitz by Lili Anolik. Hollywood history, but also deep culture and pop culture. THE strong!

Your favorite fictional character.

I like Mr. Fox, in Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Someone or something worth following on social media.

Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman has an in-depth understanding of how the body works, with practical applications. We connected with Andrew while developing State, our AI-powered breathing app.

How Covid-19 has changed your life, personally or professionally.

We got rid of the harnesses that kept us at our desks five days a week. I love it, both personally and professionally.

One of your favorite creative projects you’ve ever worked on.

Hotel 626, a 2010 horror web game with all the classic scares from the movies, and they worked, much stronger than on the movie itself.

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India’s first-ever submarine train will soon be operational https://mact-asso.org/indias-first-ever-submarine-train-will-soon-be-operational/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 02:30:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/indias-first-ever-submarine-train-will-soon-be-operational/ In a first for the country, the Hooghly River Undersea Tunnel will likely be operational soon. Reports indicate that the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has extended its east-west corridor, which would span the Hooghly River for around 500m, to incorporate twin tunnels. The underwater metro is one of a kind and is compared to […]]]>

In a first for the country, the Hooghly River Undersea Tunnel will likely be operational soon. Reports indicate that the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has extended its east-west corridor, which would span the Hooghly River for around 500m, to incorporate twin tunnels.

The underwater metro is one of a kind and is compared to the Eurostar, which connects London and Paris. If estimates are to be believed, the train will travel to a depth equivalent to a 10-story structure when submerged. Twin tunnels have been built with 1.4m wide concrete rings, which will form the underwater part of the metro train. In addition, to prevent water from entering the tunnels, they have been equipped with hydrophilic seals.



According to reports, the project has been completed at a cost of around INR 8600 crore and will likely be operational by March 2023.

Howrah metro station will be 33m deep and will be the deepest in the country. Currently, the Hauz Khas in the Delhi Metro is currently the deepest, with a depth of 29m. Additionally, the tunnel will have exits for emergencies like earthquakes.

Recently, a new underground metro station for the East-West Corridor was also opened and inaugurated by Union Minister Smriti Irani. Four additional metro stations at Esplanade, Mahakaran, Howrah and Howrah Maidan would be added to the railway. Between Mahakaran and Howrah stations, the tunnel will cross the Hooghly River in just under a minute.

  1. Which city has the first metro tunnel in India?
    About the project. The Kolkata East-West Metro Line is being constructed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRCL).
  2. What is India’s first underwater metro service?
    The Kolkata East-West Metro Line is being constructed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRCL) and is the undersea tunnel that will pass under the Hooghly River.
  3. What is the longest underwater tunnel in India?
    The East-West Metro Tunnel is an under-construction undersea river tunnel of the Kolkata Metro in Kolkata, West Bengal, which is constructed under the Hooghly River. The length of the tunnel is 10.8 km and its width is 5.5 meters (18 ft).
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Puma and Marseille launch an exuberant African-inspired collection https://mact-asso.org/puma-and-marseille-launch-an-exuberant-african-inspired-collection/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 12:15:46 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/puma-and-marseille-launch-an-exuberant-african-inspired-collection/ Ligue 1 teams continue their program entirely dedicated to supporters of the African continent Olympique de Marseille and Puma have unveiled the new OM AFRICA 2022-2023 collection. The special file aims to highlight the strong emotional and historical ties between OM and Africa due to the presence of several former African players at the club […]]]>

Ligue 1 teams continue their program entirely dedicated to supporters of the African continent

Olympique de Marseille and Puma have unveiled the new OM AFRICA 2022-2023 collection. The special file aims to highlight the strong emotional and historical ties between OM and Africa due to the presence of several former African players at the club and the common culture that unites all Marseille residents.

A common element to the entire collection is the “OM Africa” ​​logo, a program launched by the club in December 2019 with the aim of “bringing together and uniting its supporters on the African continent”.

Head Puma and Marseille

Marseilles

The collection consists of tops, jackets, bottoms and hats which are all predominantly black in color but include eye-catching designs in hues of red, blue, green and yellow.

The club refers to former players Drogba and Abedi Pele in their descriptive words for the collection: “At home, the sun beats as hard as a blow from Drogba. The wind leaves you in place like a dribbling Pelé. We sing as loud as a Diawara tackle. My culture is unique, AfricanOMMarseillais.”

Here’s everything you can buy from the Puma OM Africa collection:

OM x Africa Black Collector Jersey

OM x Africa Black Collector Jersey

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £51.13 (€60)


OM x Africa Black Mosaic Collector Jersey

OM x Africa Black Mosaic Collector Jersey

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £51.13 (€60)


OM x Africa Multicolor Collector Jersey

OM x Africa Multicolor Collector Jersey

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £51.13 (€60)


OM x Africa Jacket Black

OM x Africa Jacket Black

adidas

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £55.39 (€65)


Pants OM x Africa Black

Pants OM x Africa Black

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £51.13 (€60)


Bucket hat OM x Africa Multicolored

Bucket hat OM x Africa Multicolored

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £21.30 (€25)


Cap OM x Africa Black

Cap OM x Africa Black

Marseilles

Get it from Marseille’s online store for £17.04 (€20)

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Netflix shares rise after earnings report https://mact-asso.org/netflix-shares-rise-after-earnings-report/ Tue, 19 Jul 2022 20:46:14 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/netflix-shares-rise-after-earnings-report/ Good enough. Netflix didn’t blow the roof off its second-quarter earnings. It said it lost about 1 million subscribers globally in the quarter, marking the second straight quarter it has haemorrhaged customers. And it lost 1.3 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, marking the third time in the past five quarters that it […]]]>

Good enough.

Netflix didn’t blow the roof off its second-quarter earnings. It said it lost about 1 million subscribers globally in the quarter, marking the second straight quarter it has haemorrhaged customers. And it lost 1.3 million subscribers in the United States and Canada, marking the third time in the past five quarters that it has lost paying users in its most lucrative region based on average revenue per user. .

For the third quarter, Netflix expects to add just 1 million new subscribers – below the average analyst estimate of 1.8 million, according to StreetAccount. If Netflix continues and adds 1 million customers in the next quarter, it will have lost subscribers again this year for nine months. Compare that to analysts’ estimates earlier this year of almost 20 million net additions.

Still, Netflix shares soared more than 6% after hours trading. The company predicted it would lose 2 million subscribers in the quarter. A drop of 1 million is better than that.

(L-R) Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos attend the world premiere of the Netflix television series ‘Marseille’ at Palais du Pharo in Marseille, on May 4, 2016 in Marseille, France.

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Perhaps the positive investor sentiment toward the company is driven by the company’s concrete plans to reinvigorate growth, most of which won’t materialize until 2023.

Netflix has announced that its ad-supported product will launch in early 2023. This is actually a delay from late 2022, when Netflix hoped to launch the cheapest tier, according to a report from New May York Times.

In its quarterly letter to shareholders, Netflix also laid out its plans to crack down on password sharing, noting that it has launched two different approaches in Latin America to “find an easy-to-use paid sharing offering that we believe works for our members and our business”. that we can deploy in 2023.”

Netflix added, “We are encouraged by our early learnings and our ability to convert consumers to paid sharing in Latin America.”

The company closed its letter to shareholders with a little pep talk. Investors seem to be listening to head coaches Reed Hastings and Ted Sarandos.

“Re-accelerating our revenue growth is a great challenge,” the company wrote. “But we’ve been through tough times before. We’ve built this business to be flexible and adaptable and this will be a great test for us and our high-performance culture. We’re fortunate to be in a position of strength in as the leader in streaming entertainment by all metrics (revenue, engagement, subscribers, profit and free cash flow). We are confident and optimistic about the future.”

WATCH: CNBC’s full discussion of Netflix’s earnings

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Demonstration in Paris against the murder of a Tibetan national by Chinese https://mact-asso.org/demonstration-in-paris-against-the-murder-of-a-tibetan-national-by-chinese/ Mon, 18 Jul 2022 09:35:43 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/demonstration-in-paris-against-the-murder-of-a-tibetan-national-by-chinese/ NNA | Updated: Jul 18, 2022 3:00 PM STI Paris [France]July 18 (ANI): Following the murder of a Tibetan national by three men from the Chinese community on July 11 in Normandy, representatives of the Tibetan community gathered in France on Sunday July 17 to carry out a white march and pay tribute to the […]]]>



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Paris [France]July 18 (ANI): Following the murder of a Tibetan national by three men from the Chinese community on July 11 in Normandy, representatives of the Tibetan community gathered in France on Sunday July 17 to carry out a white march and pay tribute to the deceased.
The Tibetan national, named Tsultrim Nomjour Tsang, 32, was fatally stabbed in the side outside the restaurant Les Délices d’Asie, which had employed him for a week in Saint-Léonard, near Fécamp, local media reported, adding that the attackers were the two managers of the establishment and an employee who were indicted for voluntary homicide and imprisoned, within the framework of the investigation opened by the parquet floor of Le Havre, reported DecodeTheNewspodcast.
Tibetans from all over Europe – Belgium, Switzerland and Spain gathered in Paris on Sunday July 17 with bouquets of flowers, for a white march on an unprecedented scale. According to internal information, they were around 7,000, perhaps 10,000 according to representatives of the Tibetan community in France.
“We had never experienced anything like this, it’s really a shock,” said the Dalai Lama’s representative in Europe, World Rigzin Genkhang.
Hundreds of Tibetans, who had traveled from Paris, Rennes, Nantes, Marseille or Toulouse, went to the scene on Thursday July 14 to pay their first tribute but when they learned that the body of their compatriot had been placed in a plastic near the trash can by the attackers and discovered traces of blood present on the floor, the protesters began to ransack the restaurant, DecodeTheNewspodcast reported.
According to his widow, like many Tibetans, Tsultrim also fled the country and arrived in France in 2019.
Tibet is an “autonomous region” for China, cut off from Beijing, which is eradicating its culture and language by imposing Chinese policy.

The assassination of Saint-Léonard deeply shook the community which evoked “one event too many”, in an increasingly tense political context which sees Beijing increasing its pressure on its diaspora.
“We fled Tibet for political reasons, to join a free country here” testifies Tsering, 32 years old, met during the white march. “For the Chinese to do this is a direct blow to our hearts. We are coming together to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
“The problem with young people who arrive in France is that they don’t speak our language and often have the only solution to work in Chinese restaurants where they are not always well treated,” explains Céline Menguy, press officer for the Tibet office in Paris.
In a separate statement, Ugen-Tenzing Nubpa, a Tibetan representative for Switzerland, said the matter was more than just a news item.
“That the Chinese kill Tibetans in Tibet, occupied territory, it is common. In France, in Europe, this is a first. It is difficult to say whether this is a racist act. years, and now there is a form of urgency, we have taken a step. We are a non-violent people and we demand justice,” he said.
The six community associations that organized the demonstration on Sunday (another is planned for Fécamp on Monday, July 18) want to prevent the situation from degenerating, indicated Nancy Palmer of DecodeTheNewspodcast.
“This barbaric murder has instilled a sense of fear in those who work in Chinese restaurants because they are worried and no longer feel safe,” said Thupten Gyatso, a member of the Tibetan parliament in exile.
In Paris, dozens of them decided not to go to work for a month, he said.
“There are conflicts between employees and employers. But we have always encouraged Tibetans to defend themselves within the framework of labor law,” he added. (ANI)

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