"À nous de vous faire préférer le train!"
"Avec le SNCF, tout est possible"
--Former ad slogans of the SNCF (French national trains), each in turn quickly dropped
Pro-Palestine demonstrators in Paris. Two big demonstrations are planned for Wednesday 23 July and Saturday 26 July.
Drivers for car services, protesting a new measure to be voted on this Wednesday that would oblige them to return to their home base or off-street parking after every fare. The measure is meant to kill Uber and other such taxi competitors. Paris has far fewer taxis per capita than other world capitals, the metro closes at night, but Uber must be killed, because protectionism. Here's some more info on this issue.
Corsican CGT union workers at the Schindler elevator factory, on strike since April 22. They want to be paid the same subsidy as their colleagues in Paris. The company says Paris is much more expensive than Corsica and that's why it pays the subsidy there. The workers say that living on an island should warrant a subsidy too.
CGT union workers of Air France, calling for a ground strike on Saturday 2 August, not coincidentally one of the biggest travel days of the year in France. Passengers must be made miserable!
Workers of the SNCF (French national trains, toujours eux), on strike Tuesday 22 July between Beauvais (Ryanair's "Paris" airport) and Paris
If a woman is badly dressed, you notice her dress; but if she is perfectly dressed, she is the one you notice.
--Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
Si une femme est mal habillée, on remarque sa robe, mais si elle est impeccablement vêtue c’est elle que l’on remarque.
Big scandal in China over rotten meat provided by major supplier Shanghai Husi to fast-food restaurants, including McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks