Marseille Lending – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 10:39:46 +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 Lending – Mact Asso http://mact-asso.org/ 32 32 Morning update: Canada to ban Huawei from 5G network, ministers say https://mact-asso.org/morning-update-canada-to-ban-huawei-from-5g-network-ministers-say/ Fri, 20 May 2022 10:39:46 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/morning-update-canada-to-ban-huawei-from-5g-network-ministers-say/ The Morning Update newsletter will take a break on Monday for Victoria Day, but will return on Tuesday. Hello, Canada will ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network, federal ministers announced Thursday, saying a national intelligence review concluded the two Chinese companies posed potential security risks. Until this week, Canada was the only […]]]>

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Canada will ban Huawei and ZTE from the country’s 5G network, federal ministers announced Thursday, saying a national intelligence review concluded the two Chinese companies posed potential security risks.

Until this week, Canada was the only member of the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance – which also includes Australia, Britain, New Zealand and the United States – that had no yet prohibits or restricts the use of Huawei’s 5G mobile equipment.

Canadian telecommunications companies that currently use Huawei and ZTE equipment in their networks will have to retire them over a period of several years. ZTE, like Huawei, is a technology company specializing in telecommunications equipment.

Speaking at a regular press conference on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Canada’s decision “goes against the principles of market economy and free trade rules and seriously damages the rights and interests of Chinese companies.”

“China will make a full and serious assessment of the situation and take all necessary measures to safeguard the legitimate rights and interests of Chinese companies,” he told reporters in Beijing.

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Jason Kenney will remain Premier of Alberta until the UCP chooses a new leader

Jason Kenney will continue to lead the United Conservative Party of Alberta and remain premier until members choose a replacement, despite his surprising announcement Wednesday night that he would step down.

The development follows a six-hour caucus meeting Thursday in downtown Calgary, where many UCP MPs started the day expecting to choose an interim leader to replace Kenney.

UCP caucus chairman Nathan Neudorf said in a statement that party MPs had a “vigorous” debate and concluded they were better off with Kenney at the helm. “We have agreed that we must remain united, focused on the best interests of Albertans and determined to do the job Albertans elected us to do,” he said.

Political wrangling led to appalling conditions in which residents of Herron nursing home died, Quebec coroner says

Residents of Quebec City’s Herron retirement home wouldn’t have died in such horrific conditions if health officials and home owners hadn’t argued for days, coroner Géhane Kamel said in her latest remarks during his investigation into the impact of COVID-19 on the province. aged care facilities.

Speaking on Thursday after the release of her investigative report, she said officials at the West Island of Montreal facility had an argument via emails and letters from lawyers early in 2020, amid an outbreak of COVID-19 among residents, reports The Globe’s Tu Thanh Ha.

“There are people who could have gotten help and who wouldn’t have died. They might have died later, but they wouldn’t have died in those conditions,” she told reporters.

Inside the killing of a civilian that ended with a Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to a war crime

Valentyna Matyash heard the sound of an approaching car, rumbling loudly on the asphalt from a ruptured tire when Russian soldiers hijacked it. She rushed inside her neighbor Oleksandr Shelipov’s house, where her family had already taken shelter. She did not hear the shots aimed at Shelipov, who was a few meters from her front door and was talking on the phone.

But moments later, Matyash left the house to find him lying on the ground, his severed skull placed between two plum trees. Shelipov, 62, was unarmed, wearing boots and civilian clothes.

His assassination on February 28 made him one of the first victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Sergeant Vadim Shishimarin, the soldier who admits to opening fire on Shelipov, was prevented from escaping the village by a group of local hunters armed with shotguns. Now his act has become the basis of the first war crimes trial to emerge from the conflict, reports Nathan VanderKlippe of The Globe.

To conduct a war crimes trial in the midst of the war in question is unusual. But the case has global significance as a judicial investigation into Russia’s wrongdoings, especially as Ukraine seeks to continue rallying international support on its side.

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Examination of the allegations at Western University reveals evidence of at least one sexual assault: An independent review of allegations of substance abuse and sexual assault at a University of Western Ontario residence hall during orientation week found evidence of at least one sexual assault. He urged Western to address a number of issues, including what he calls troubling aspects of orientation culture such as drug and alcohol abuse.

Australia’s ‘turquoise wave’ sees voters embracing climate-focused independent candidates: Independent candidates campaigning on environmental action and government accountability could withdraw support from major parties, experts say, pointing to an Australian electorate disappointed by establishment parties’ lack of attention to climate issues.

From Swan Lake ballerina to director, the latest show from Karen Kain’s National Ballet comes full circle: After more than 50 years with the National Ballet, Karen Kain, Canada’s most famous ballerina, salutes her new vision for Swan Lake. But the production encountered unforeseen obstacles.


MORNING MARKETS

Global stocks rebound: Global equities rebounded on Friday after China slashed a key lending benchmark to support its economy, though a global equities indicator remained set for its longest ever streak of weekly losses amid concerns investors about slowing growth and high inflation. Just after 5:30 a.m. ET, Britain’s FTSE 100 rose 1.97%. The German DAX and the French CAC 40 gained 1.86% and 0.97% respectively. In Asia, the Japanese Nikkei closed up 1.27%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 2.96%. New York futures were positive. The Canadian dollar was trading at 78.22 cents US.


WHAT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT

Another wave of COVID-19 is coming. Why isn’t Canada preparing to beat him?

It is well known that vaccination helps limit the impact of COVID-19 by reducing the risk of hospitalization or death from infection. It cannot completely sever the link between infection and disease, but it greatly diminishes it. This means that vaccines – and particularly boosters, as the effectiveness of vaccines diminish over time – are essential, especially for people aged 50 and over. In this regard, Canada is failing. An ounce of prevention is better than cure, but too many of our ounces of prevention sit on the shelf. – Editorial

What is true and what is false in the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision on extreme intoxication

“It is wrong that an individual who is simply drunk or stoned can escape criminal responsibility. They and their lawyers would have to prove ‘extreme intoxication’ – a legal concept that requires scientific and expert evidence of what the Supreme Court has described as ‘psychotic, delusional and involuntary conduct’ caused by the consumption of a drug . In other words, a person would have had no control over their actions because of the drug they took. – Pam Hrick, Kat Owens and Farrah Khan


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MOMENT IN TIME: May 20, 1939

Yankee Clipper Offers First Regular Transatlantic Mail Service

The Yankee Clipper, circa 1939.Harris and Ewing

Twelve years to the day after Charles Lindbergh took off on the first nonstop solo transatlantic flight, and seven years after Amelia Earhart launched her historic solo ride, the Yankee Clipper has made history. The plane, a Boeing 314 owned by Pan Am, was a behemoth weighing 38 tons and featured a dining area and three passenger lounges. First Lady of the United States Eleanor Roosevelt had baptized it in March 1939, with a bottle of champagne filled with water from the seven seas. On that day, the same year, the plane was loaded with more than 100,000 pieces of mail and inaugurated the US Postal Service’s transatlantic airmail service. The Clipper took off from Manhasset Bay, Long Island, NY, and flew over crowds at the New York World’s Fair en route to Marseille, France, with stops in the Azores and Lisbon. The trip took 26 and a half hours. It was much faster than the only other option – the record for an ocean liner crossing at the time was four days. It’s a far cry from Clipper to the way we send lightning-fast email messages today, but the driving impetus is the same: faster, faster, faster. Dave McGinn

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Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has handed the dilemma to William Saliba after the star emulated Kylian Mbappe | Soccer | sport https://mact-asso.org/arsenal-boss-mikel-arteta-has-handed-the-dilemma-to-william-saliba-after-the-star-emulated-kylian-mbappe-soccer-sport/ Mon, 16 May 2022 07:34:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/arsenal-boss-mikel-arteta-has-handed-the-dilemma-to-william-saliba-after-the-star-emulated-kylian-mbappe-soccer-sport/ The Champions League is the only goal for Mikel Arteta at the moment – but the Arsenal boss faces a tough decision this summer regarding one of the club’s brightest stars. William Saliba is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners but the promising centre-back has just followed in Kylian Mbappe’s footsteps following […]]]>

The Champions League is the only goal for Mikel Arteta at the moment – but the Arsenal boss faces a tough decision this summer regarding one of the club’s brightest stars. William Saliba is yet to make a senior appearance for the Gunners but the promising centre-back has just followed in Kylian Mbappe’s footsteps following his impressive loan spell with Marseille.

The defender has started all but one Ligue 1 game so far this season, and his performances under Jorge Sampaoli earned the player his first senior loan cap for France in March. Now, Saliba’s consistent form has been recognized as the 21-year-old was named the division’s Young Player of the Year.

Saliba edged out competition from Arnaud Kalimuendo, Castello Lukeba, Nuno Mendes and Khephren Thuram to receive the award. The player on loan from Arsenal was presented with the trophy by former Liverpool and Marseille striker Djibril Cisse at a ceremony in Paris on Sunday evening.

Saliba succeeds Monaco’s Aurélien Tchouameni as the division’s Young Player of the Year and has also been included in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year. Paris Saint-Germain star Mbappe – who has already received the youth award three times – was named Player of the Year for the third consecutive year.

Saliba is entering the final two years of his contract with the Gunners, and the centre-back gave a coy response when asked about his future at the awards ceremony. When asked if he will stay with Marseille for a second season, he said to Metro: “We’ll see, only time will tell.”

The award ironically comes at a time when Arteta faces a defensive headache ahead of the final two matches of the season. Rob Holding is suspended for Monday night’s clash at Manchester United, while Gabriel and Ben White are feared for injury as both were out of training over the weekend.

However, it’s clear that the Arsenal boss faces a dilemma when it comes to Saliba’s future in the capital. Arteta relied on an established partnership between Gabriel and White, and Holding was forced to settle for a bench role for much of the season.

Unless the Gunners boss is considering a potential move to three backs, it’s hard to see the Marseille player enjoying the same minutes at his parent club. Arteta insists Saliba’s development in Ligue 1 has followed a collectively agreed plan, but the £27m signing is unlikely to accept a bench role given his form this season.

Marseille president Pablo Longoria has already confirmed that the club would be interested in negotiating a permanent contract for the young defender. A second loan spell could also be on the table, although Saliba’s contract status could make another temporary exit difficult unless an extension is agreed.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has been critical of his former club’s approach to the defender so far, and fans have echoed that frustration as the centre-back has consistently impressed this term. Another loan or even a permanent transfer would likely spark outrage from the fan base, and Saliba’s performances have given Arteta a dilemma to solve this summer.

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PSG held the draw 2-2; Marseille regains a 3-point lead in 2nd https://mact-asso.org/psg-held-the-draw-2-2-marseille-regains-a-3-point-lead-in-2nd/ Sun, 08 May 2022 19:03:17 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/psg-held-the-draw-2-2-marseille-regains-a-3-point-lead-in-2nd/ PARIS (AP) — French champions Paris Saint-Germain blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with 15th-placed Troyes in another disappointing performance on Sunday. PSG controlled the league game after 25 minutes with goals from centre-back Marquinhos, after Angel Di Maria’s precise cross, and striker Neymar, who scored from the penalty spot after a foul on […]]]>

PARIS (AP) — French champions Paris Saint-Germain blew a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with 15th-placed Troyes in another disappointing performance on Sunday.

PSG controlled the league game after 25 minutes with goals from centre-back Marquinhos, after Angel Di Maria’s precise cross, and striker Neymar, who scored from the penalty spot after a foul on Kylian Mbappe.

But poor defending still cost PSG, as it has done several times this season, and Canadian striker Ike Ugbo pulled one back in the 30th following a clumsy error by defender Nuno Mendes.

Two minutes after the break, PSG central defender Presnel Kimpembe fouled striker Renaud Ripart.

Midfielder Florian Tardieu stepped in to beat goalkeeper Keylor Navas with a nice Panenka-style penalty for lowly Troyes, who was promoted last season.

Neymar scored again in the 57th minute but his goal was disallowed after a video replay showed Mbappe pushing a Troyes player in the back before Neymar received the ball.

Earlier, Marseille showed they could cope without injured playmaker Dimitri Payet, winning 3-0 at Lorient and restoring their three-point lead to second place and the automatic Champions League spot.

Payet is out for the rest of the campaign with a calf muscle tear and striker Arkadiusz Milik is out with a minor hip injury.

Marseille scored through striker Bamba Dieng in the 39th minute, midfielder Matteo Guendouzi shortly after half-time and left winger Gerson in the 67th.

Monaco are in third place and three points behind Marseille with two games to play. Rennes can move level with Monaco and take third place on goal difference if they beat Coupe de France winner Nantes on Wednesday.

Marseille’s Matteo Guendouzi, right, duels for the ball with Feyenoord’s Bryan Linssen during the Europa Conference League semi-final, second leg soccer match between Olympique de Marseille and Feyenoord at the Stade Velodrome, Marseille in the south of France, Thursday May 5, 2022.

OTHER MATCHES

Farid Boulaya scored a last-minute winner as Metz improved their slim chance of avoiding relegation with a 3-2 win at home to Lyon, moving from bottom to 19th.

Lyon ended the game with 10 players after midfielder Thiago Mendes was sent off midway through the second half.

Captain Vincent Pajot and Didier Lamkel Ze put Metz ahead 2-0 before striker Moussa Dembele replied just before the break and equalized in the 85th minute with his 19th league goal in just 28 games this season.

Bordeaux replaced Metz in last place after losing 4-1 at Angers and closing in on relegation. Bordeaux have conceded a record 89 league goals.

Lens moved up to seventh place after their 2-1 win at Reims, with striker Florian Sotoca scoring his second goal of the match in added time.

Clermont moved up to 16th and closer to safety as they beat Montpellier 2-1 at home, with striker Mohamed Bayo scoring the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 69th minute.

Nantes and Nice are both playing games on Wednesday because they met in the Coupe de France final on Saturday, with Nantes winning 1-0 for their first trophy in 21 years. Nice welcomes Saint-Etienne in difficulty.

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Nantes wins its first trophy in 21 years in the Coupe de France final https://mact-asso.org/nantes-wins-its-first-trophy-in-21-years-in-the-coupe-de-france-final/ Sat, 07 May 2022 23:52:20 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/nantes-wins-its-first-trophy-in-21-years-in-the-coupe-de-france-final/ PARIS (AP) — Nantes won its first trophy in 21 years by winning the Coupe de France final against Nice 1-0 on Saturday at the Stade de France. Ludovic Blas converted the penalty that gave Nantes a fourth Coupe de France success and first trophy since winning the league in 2001 – the year after […]]]>

PARIS (AP) — Nantes won its first trophy in 21 years by winning the Coupe de France final against Nice 1-0 on Saturday at the Stade de France.

Ludovic Blas converted the penalty that gave Nantes a fourth Coupe de France success and first trophy since winning the league in 2001 – the year after winning the cup for the third time.

This victory also earns Nantes a place in the Europa League next season.

After an equal first half and few chances, Nantes were awarded a penalty by referee Stéphanie Frappart just 15 seconds after the break for a handball by midfielder Hicham Boudaoui following a corner. Blas struck confidently past goalkeeper Marcin Bulka.

Nantes coach Antoine Kombouaré has won the trophy twice as a Paris Saint-Germain player, and twice as a coach with PSG in 2010 and now with Nantes.

This is an exceptional turnaround for Nantes under Kombouaré.

The former Nantes centre-back saved the club from relegation amid turmoil last season when angry supporters marched to the training ground to confront the players.

Nantes have just stayed up in a tense promotion-relegation playoff.

PSG replaced Kombouaré in December 2011 when the coach was three points clear at the top of the league, signing a footballing big name in Carlo Ancelotti and then losing the league to unsung Montpellier by three points.

Meanwhile, Nice coach Christophe Galtier missed out again, having twice been runners-up in France as a defender with Marseille in the 1980s.

Nantes players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Coupe de France final soccer match between Nice and Nantes at the Stade de France, in Saint Denis, north of Paris, on Saturday May 7, 2022.

It was one of the last matches in the Nantes yellow jersey for striker Randal Kolo Muani. He will join Europa League runners-up Eintracht Frankfurt next season. The centre-forward was a threat but couldn’t add to his 13 goals this season.

Nice’s vaunted strike force of Andy Delort, Amine Gouiri and Danish striker Kasper Dolberg failed to click, although Delort had a clear shot down the line in the 71st minute. Nice last won the cup in 1997.

In France’s only league game, veteran striker Kevin Gameiro scored for Strasbourg to win at Brest 1-0 and take fifth place. Strasbourg were two points behind Rennes in fourth and the automatic place in the Europa League.

Promoted Toulouse completed the Second Division title by beating Nimes 2-1 at home.

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Injured Payet will miss Marseille’s last three league games https://mact-asso.org/injured-payet-will-miss-marseilles-last-three-league-games/ Sat, 07 May 2022 22:00:06 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/injured-payet-will-miss-marseilles-last-three-league-games/ MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Dimitri Payet will miss the final three games of the French league season for Marseille, which is chasing the Champions League, after tearing a calf muscle. The 35-year-old playmaker limped off in the first half of the Europa Conference League semi-final second leg against Dutch side Feyenoord, which was marred by […]]]>

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Dimitri Payet will miss the final three games of the French league season for Marseille, which is chasing the Champions League, after tearing a calf muscle.

The 35-year-old playmaker limped off in the first half of the Europa Conference League semi-final second leg against Dutch side Feyenoord, which was marred by violent clashes of supporters outside the stadium Thursday evening.

Marseille said on Saturday that Payet would not fully recover before the end of the season.

“The most difficult thing for me now is not being able to help my teammates in the home stretch,” Payet wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “Of course I will be right behind them and all the staff.”

It’s a blow for Marseille, who are under pressure to finish in second place to secure an automatic entry into the Champions League next season.

Monaco’s eighth consecutive win on Friday night moved him above Marseille and into second on goal difference behind champions Paris Saint-Germain, although Marseille could restore the three-point gap with victory at Lorient on Sunday.

Payet has had one of the best seasons of his career and was on course to break his career record for most goals in a season – 13 for Saint-Etienne in 2010-11.

With his ability to play as a false nine or position himself as a deep playmaker, Payet is a crucial part of coach Jorge Sampaoli’s 4-3-3 system.

Despite his advanced age, he scored 12 goals – his best in a season for Marseille – and had nine assists.

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Police: No charges for shooting at rapper DaBaby’s house | app https://mact-asso.org/police-no-charges-for-shooting-at-rapper-dababys-house-app/ Thu, 05 May 2022 20:59:18 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/police-no-charges-for-shooting-at-rapper-dababys-house-app/ STATESVILLE, North Carolina (AP) — No charges will be filed in a shooting at rapper DaBaby’s home in North Carolina, police said Thursday. Troutman police said on social media that the investigation into the April 13 shooting was complete, media reported. According to the message, investigators have consulted with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office […]]]>

STATESVILLE, North Carolina (AP) — No charges will be filed in a shooting at rapper DaBaby’s home in North Carolina, police said Thursday.

Troutman police said on social media that the investigation into the April 13 shooting was complete, media reported. According to the message, investigators have consulted with the Iredell County District Attorney’s Office to determine that no charges will be filed.

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Fans clash ahead of Frankfurt-West Ham and Marseille-Feyenoord https://mact-asso.org/fans-clash-ahead-of-frankfurt-west-ham-and-marseille-feyenoord/ Thu, 05 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/fans-clash-ahead-of-frankfurt-west-ham-and-marseille-feyenoord/ FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More than 30 arrests have been made after supporters of English club West Ham and local team Eintracht Frankfurt clashed ahead of their Europa League game, police said Thursday. Frankfurt police said in a statement that they had to intervene “in several places” the night before because of fights between rival […]]]>

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — More than 30 arrests have been made after supporters of English club West Ham and local team Eintracht Frankfurt clashed ahead of their Europa League game, police said Thursday.

Frankfurt police said in a statement that they had to intervene “in several places” the night before because of fights between rival supporters or because fans “wanted to fight”. Police said they stopped a major altercation around the main train station.

According to police, up to 1,000 visiting fans “including fans considered to be at risk” were registered ahead of the game.

“Groups of rival supporters continued to seek violent clashes, which the police prevented by intervening quickly, particularly in the station area. Despite this, there have been physical attacks elsewhere,” the statement read, referring to an attack carried out by Frankfurt supporters which left two visiting supporters unconscious. Both men had to be hospitalized due to their injuries.

Other altercations included an attack by a larger group of Frankfurt fans on West Ham supporters in a pub, in which baseball bats were used.

Frankfurt hosted West Ham for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday. Frankfurt led 2-1 in the first leg.

There were also violent clashes in France between Marseille and Feyenoord supporters outside the Stade Vélodrome ahead of the second leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final.

One video showed a seemingly unconscious Marseille on the ground as they were helped by other supporters, another showed two groups charging in shortly before kick-off just outside the stadium.

This latest incident in the French seaport follows violent clashes between supporters of Marseille and Greek club PAOK last month.

Although the Marseille police headquarters said on Wednesday that all Feyenoord supporters were banned from entering the city center until Thursday, many had arrived on Wednesday and were drinking in the tourist area of ​​the Old Port.

Marseille soccer fans light up during the Europa Conference League semi-final, second leg soccer match between Olympique de Marseille and Feyenoord at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France, on Thursday 5 May 2022.

The prefecture said there were 20 arrests following sporadic fighting around the port and its surrounding streets on Wednesday evening and later that night.

Around 3,000 Feyenoord fans had tickets to the match, but police had expected more than 1,000 arrivals without tickets on Thursday. The game was considered high risk and the police presence was increased. Large groups of Feyenoord supporters were transported to the stadium in specially designated buses.

After violent incidents between PAOK and Marseille, where opposing groups of supporters threw firecrackers at each other during the game, UEFA closed one end of the Stade Velodrome for visiting Feyenoord on Thursday. The section behind one of the goals contains around 13,000 home supporters and was located next to the away section.

Feyenoord has one of the most active hooligan elements in Dutch football. Feyenoord hooligans were reportedly among those who clashed heavily with Dutch police in Rotterdam during a riot against coronavirus restrictions in November.

The match began with a thick cloud of smoke hanging over the stadium as Marseille fans lit flares in a pyrotechnic display behind the goal.

There was an incident during the second half when riot police moved in to form a shield in front of some Feyenoord fans after throwing flares onto the pitch.

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Six French real estate trends based on notarial data https://mact-asso.org/six-french-real-estate-trends-based-on-notarial-data/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:59:10 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/six-french-real-estate-trends-based-on-notarial-data/ Notary of France released final real estate figures for 2021, following a record year for the market in terms of sales. It came on the heels of a stunted 2020, when sales slumped due to the coronavirus pandemic. This created pent-up demand and also saw many projects pushed back, adding to the high number of […]]]>

Notary of France released final real estate figures for 2021, following a record year for the market in terms of sales.

It came on the heels of a stunted 2020, when sales slumped due to the coronavirus pandemic. This created pent-up demand and also saw many projects pushed back, adding to the high number of sales last year.

The total number of sales over a 12-month period peaked in August 2021, with 1,212,000 transactions – this only includes ‘non-new properties’, i.e. those over two years old.

By January, that figure had fallen to 1,177,000 (in the previous 12 months).

the notariesThe report also shows that the median price of non-new properties across the country rose 7.2% over the year. The rise was strongest for houses, with the median price rising 9.1%, compared to 4.6% for apartments.

This data is the most comprehensive available as it takes into account all real estate sales and pre-sales that take place in France rather than data from individual real estate agents.

It takes several months to compile, hence why the latest showing the fourth quarter of last year was only recently released.

You can read more about house price developments in 2021 in our article here, which includes maps and tables: Property prices in France have increased by up to 19% in 2021: how has your region fared?

Here we highlight six key points from the report on the French real estate market in 2021.

House and apartment prices up almost everywhere

As mentioned above, property prices have increased almost everywhere in France in 2021. This is due to strong demand.

Our table below shows how the median price of houses and apartments has evolved in 2021.

Inflation could affect the real estate market

2021 has been a record year for sales and demand for property is high in France, but the report says that could change as inflation continues to rise.

Inflation rates hit 4.8% year-on-year in April, which the report said could “alter demand” and “reduce the number of sales.”

He mentions that this can affect the living expenses of potential buyers, a factor taken into account by banks when deciding whether or not to accept mortgage applications.

Higher loan rejection rate, more demanding banks

On that note, the report also says there has been an increase in mortgage denials over the past year, with banks “appearing to be more demanding”.

A new law came into force at the beginning of this year which obliges people who take out mortgages not to have a monthly debt ratio of more than 35%. This means that their expenses, including the monthly mortgage payment and any other loans, cannot exceed 35% of their income.

the notariesThe report suggests that this law could have an effect on mortgage approval rates.

Additionally, a separate report by mortgage broker Vousfinancer revealed that borrowers with debt levels below 35% are still being denied loans due to the distance between their work and their future home.

“We have recorded refusals of real estate loans because of the financial burden that this distance in fuel would represent or the purchase of a second car”, explains Sandrine Allonier, director of studies at Vousfinancer.

“From 30 kilometers, this poses a problem for banks.”

You can read more about this particular situation in our latest weekly property update here: Airbnb and tax, €1 house: four updates for landlords in France

Real estate market still lively despite the difficulties

An increase in mortgage rates and refusals and a general increase in property prices did not slow down the market boom in France too much.

“The appetite of the French for real estate is not over and the shortage of goods for sale shows it,” the report said.

“Although the trend is less strong, the market is still driven by sellers. This has the effect of continuing to push prices up.

In February 2022, sales started to rise again after a slight dip in January, reaching 1,187,000 (over the previous 12 months).

A study by the real estate advertising group Se Loger revealed that the number of properties offered for sale on its group’s websites fell by 22% overall in the last two years, between December 2019 and December 2021.

This decline was accelerated by the effects of the Covid pandemic, specifies the group.

Read more: Real estate prices soar in France: “the Covid effect” leads to a shortage of goods

The shortage particularly affects houses, which have been in greater demand since the start of the pandemic.

The number of houses put up for sale fell by an average of 13.8% each year between 2019 and 2021, compared to 4% per year for apartments.

It drives up real estate prices.

Pre-contract projections

Projections for the end of May this year, based on presale agreements (preliminary contracts), show that housing prices will continue to rise.

This is particularly the case for non-new houses, whose prices should increase by 9.9% over one year, against 4.1% for apartments.

Boom in coastal properties

There has been an unprecedented boom in the price of properties located along the French coasts.

the notariesThe report says 2021 has been “remarkable for the magnitude of price increases in the vast majority of coastal cities surveyed.”

The median price of non-new apartments in the littoral zone has increased by 8%, with normal rates since 2016 around 3% to 4%.

At the same time, the median price of non-new homes rose 16%, compared to the usual rates of 4% to 7% since 2016.

This is reflected in property prices, with some of the most expensive cities surveyed being located along the French coasts.

For example, the highest median price of a property in France is in Corse du Sud (Corse-du-Sud), at €475,500, up 18.4% compared to the fourth quarter. 2020.

In addition, Marseille / Aix-en-Provence also experienced a sharp rise in prices of 12.5%, bringing the median price of new buildings to €379,000.

And it’s a similar story in Toulon on the French Riviera, where the median price of non-new homes reached €427,900 at the end of 2021, up 9.2% on the previous year.

The only exceptions are non-new apartments for sale in La Ciotat (Bouches-du-Rhône) and Bastia (Haute-Corse). There, the median price per square meter of apartments fell year-on-year by 0.2% and 3.5% respectively.

You can see maps showing the evolution of house and apartment prices in France in 2021 in our article here: Property prices in France have increased by up to 19% in 2021: how has your region fared?

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As elections approach, French politics have normalized anti-Muslim sentiment: Experts https://mact-asso.org/as-elections-approach-french-politics-have-normalized-anti-muslim-sentiment-experts/ Fri, 22 Apr 2022 14:08:40 +0000 https://mact-asso.org/as-elections-approach-french-politics-have-normalized-anti-muslim-sentiment-experts/ LONDON: French politics have normalized anti-Muslim sentiment as the country’s Muslim population finds itself skewed ahead of Sunday’s presidential election. Polls suggest Emmanuel Macron will narrowly secure a second term against far-right Marine Le Pen. But for the country’s Muslim population, a vote for Macron will be a pragmatic vote rather than a vote of […]]]>

LONDON: French politics have normalized anti-Muslim sentiment as the country’s Muslim population finds itself skewed ahead of Sunday’s presidential election.

Polls suggest Emmanuel Macron will narrowly secure a second term against far-right Marine Le Pen.

But for the country’s Muslim population, a vote for Macron will be a pragmatic vote rather than a vote of hope, with the incumbent seen as the lesser of two evils.

Jocelyne Cesari, a visiting professor of religion, violence and peacebuilding at Harvard Divinity School, told Arab News that while anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant discourses are nothing new, with “this idea that France would be Muslim within 20 years” having been scattered. since the turn of the century, what is new is that discourse has become “central”.

She said: “The rhetoric has gone from the margins to the centre. But more than that, when it comes to the legitimacy of Islam, the left is also quite comfortable. They are pro-immigration, but women wearing the hijab and the legitimacy of halal meat… this change over the past 20 years is very, very worrying.

“Worse still, on some issues, it is very difficult to see a difference between Macron and Le Pen, especially on the visibility of Muslims. Some of Macron’s ministers have been even more excessive than her on this issue.

Last year, Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin caught Le Pen off guard, describing her as weak vis-à-vis Islam.

Dr Paul Smith, associate professor and section head of French and Francophone studies, modern languages ​​and cultures at the University of Nottingham, agrees that anti-Muslim rhetoric has become “normalised”, although he thinks it there is a certain nuance in Darmanin’s comment.

“Darmanin cut his teeth under (former President Nicolas) Sarkozy,” Smith told Arab News. “Sarkozy was tough, but he was also trying to create a framework for Islam to exist happily in France.

“I believe Darmanin’s comment was intended to suggest that Le Pen is talking but not walking. In this election, she didn’t have to because (candidate Eric) Zemmour said it all for her. Next to Zemmour, she seems to be organizing a Sunday school outing. Her anti-Islamic views have been more oblique – that doesn’t mean she has changed her agenda. If she wins, she will seek to impose a version of French identity that is very Catholic.

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Smith thinks French Muslims could be key players in the election outcome, noting that their first-round vote, particularly in the city of Marseille, went to leftist candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon.

However, French lawyer and doctoral student Maitre Rajnish Karim Laouini said that one of the main obstacles to galvanizing the Muslim vote was that if Muslims remain the subject of political discussion, they are themselves. even excluded.

“In most cases, Muslims are excluded from discussions that concern them,” Laouini told Arab News. “Where they are not excluded, those who participate are not seen as people who make their voices heard. Their interventions are perceived as counter-productive or reinforcing the discredit that is already brought to them.

“The exclusion of Muslims capable of making their voices heard in the debate only creates a climate of suspicion among some Muslims, who end up thinking that France prefers to see them as a problem rather than as part of the solution.”

Cesari goes further by suggesting that French Muslims were not deformed. “Rather, it’s just that they’re just not there,” she said.

“The French and the Germans share this in Europe – they have the least presence of Muslims in any political or public structure. There has been no political integration, and that cannot be attributed to education. We know that’s not true – in some cases we have fourth or fifth generation Muslim families.

“We are right behind. Look at the UK – this week it appointed its first hijab-wearing criminal lawyer to Queen’s Counsel. There they have Muslims in high office.

Cesari, Laouini and Smith all share substantive concerns if Le Pen pulls off an upset in Sunday’s vote.

Laouini said that if she did, France “would take the risk of becoming the first western democracy to ban the hijab in public spaces”, which Cesari said amounts to the erosion of democracy “as an obstacle to religious freedom”. The fact that this is only mobilized against Muslims leaves her equally worried.

However, Smith said there remained a lot of uncertainty. In the French system, the public first elects a president before heading to the polls in June to elect the legislature.

If Le Pen won the presidential election but lost the general election – “her victory could create a wave of opposition” – she would be a lame president.

This, he said, could lead to violence from the far right, which tried to stoke violence during early lockdowns with claims of “no go zones” patrolled by Muslims – “for their part, French Muslims behaved impeccably, not responding to provocation. He added, “We’re in uncharted waters if she wins.”

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Kylian Mbappe’s potential move to Real Madrid is in jeopardy, after the Paris Saint-Germain hitman reportedly asked for £83m more than he agreed with Carlo Ancelotti’s side. The France World Cup winner was expected to join the 13-time Champions League winners when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign.

Mbappe has been in magnificent form again this season, with 33 goals and 22 assists in 41 appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Although he shares a front line with Lionel Messi and Neymar, he is, by far, the French giants’ top scorer this season.

While he hasn’t been able to salvage his side from another disappointing Champions League campaign, he is spearheading another inevitable Ligue 1 title triumph. title, as they are 15 points ahead of their closest challenger, Marseille, with five games to play.

Real Madrid have been chasing the 23-year-old since last year’s summer transfer window, when they reportedly submitted a £171.7million bid for the striker on deadline day. However, any potential move this summer has taken a heavy hit after Mbappe’s monstrous request.

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However, this new request has wiped out any possibility of a transfer, while increasing the likelihood that Mbappe will stay with the French giants. This bombshell also follows Mbappe’s recent interview after PSG’s 5-1 win over Lorient in Ligue 1, where he said a new contract at PSG was ‘possible’.

“If I had made up my mind, I would have said so,” Mbappe told Amazon Prime in early April. “I don’t have to answer to anyone. If I had made the decision, I would have taken my responsibilities.

“The good and the bad things, I’ve always taken them by the way. I don’t have to hide – I didn’t kill anyone. I just want to make the best decision possible.

“I still think about it. Because there are new elements, new parameters. I want to make the right choice. I know for people it takes a bit of time. He then added: “Is staying at PSG possible? Yes of course.”

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