AfDB “officially” back to its headquarters in Abidjan after 11 years of relocation to Tunis

(Agence Ecofin) – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has “officially” returned to its headquarters in Abidjan after 11 years of relocation to Tunis, its president announced on August 19 in the Ivorian economic capital.

«It has been eleven years since the AfDB was forced by the politico-military crisis to leave Côte d’IvoireDeclared Donald Kaberuka during a press conference. “Today the bank is officially back in the Ivorian capital, its headquarters since 1964 (date of its creation)“, He added, indicating that the first board of directors of the institution will be held on September 8 in Abidjan.

Mr. Kaberuka greeted on this occasion the Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara who “pleaded the cause of return»Of the BAD. «Our return is a sign of the country’s regained stability», He underlined.

Côte d’Ivoire has returned to stability after a decade of politico-military crisis culminating in the post-election crisis of 2010-2011, which left more than 3,000 dead.

AfDB operations in 2014 will reach $ 9 billion, of which $ 3 billion will be earmarked for private sector support on the continent.

In 2013, ADB investments were estimated at $ 8 billion.

«60% of investments in 2014 will relate to infrastructure, particularly the energy sector, which is in great deficit on the continent», Underlined Mr. Kaberuka.

The President of the ADB also welcomed the drop in the poverty rate (people living below a dollar a day) in sub-Saharan Africa, which fell “from 54% in 2000 to less than 30%. % currently ”.

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Hawaii now gets its giant telescope – HAZ – Hannoversche Allgemeine

One of the biggest controversies in Hawaii lies on an icy, barren mountain. The highest point in the US state at almost 4,300 meters can only be reached by jeeps over a steep gravel road with sharp hairpin bends. One of the largest optical telescopes in the world is to be set up here.

On Thursday, the state approved the $ 1.4 billion “Thirty Meter Telescope”. The device is to become part of an observatory on the dormant Mauna Kea volcano. However, the project is met with bitter resistance because the mountain is sacred to the native Hawaiians. In the past, opponents who camped on the Mauna Kea on ice-cold nights and who also accepted arrests have managed to block the construction project several times.

There are already several telescopes on the Mauna Kea, but the new one would outshine everything.
What: AP

“I have a message for the Hawaiian people: it is time for us as a people to defend ourselves,” protester Kahookahi Kanuha said. “It is time for us to get back all the things that belong to us and that have been illegally taken away from us.”

Astronomers appreciate Mauna Kea for its peaks above the clouds, which offer a clear view of the sky with little air and light pollution. They hope that the planned telescope will provide new insights into the origins of the universe 13 billion years ago. Then it will be possible to discover and describe planets that orbit around stars other than the sun, according to the project’s website. “There is potential to examine these planets for signs of extraterrestrial life: that would be one of the most important discoveries of all time,” the researchers explain.

According to those responsible, there is currently no concrete schedule for the construction of the telescope. Previously, there was talk of the start of construction in the coming year. Project leaders Henry Yang affirmed that the local residents would be heard “in order to realize the common vision of Mauna Kea as the world center of Hawaiian culture, education and science”.

Revolutionize our understanding of the universe

The Polynesian aboriginal Richard Ha, who supports the project, called on the opponents to avoid confrontation. “I don’t think it is right to fight the chance to get the best telescope in the world,” says the farmer. “It will harm our own people.”

While opponents believe that the giant telescope would profane Mauna Kea, supporters see it above all as a long-term benefit for business and education. “It was one of the most difficult decisions this committee has ever made,” said Suzanne Case, chair of the State Committee on Land and Resource Use. The panel had approved the construction of the telescope with five to two votes.

The plans for the project, which, according to the initiators, “will probably revolutionize our understanding of the universe”, go back to 2009. Back then, after five years of searching around the world, scientists had declared Mauna Kea the ideal location.

The project received the green light from several sides in Hawaii. Among other things, the authorities granted permission for construction in a nature reserve in 2011. Four years later, however, the supreme court declared this invalid and referred to irregularities in the approval process. Therefore, the project had to go through all instances again.

“For years I’ve carried sorrow and pain around with me”

The groundbreaking ceremony finally took place in 2014, but was interrupted by protests, which subsequently intensified. Construction was stopped in 2015 after 31 demonstrators were arrested for blocking the project. A second attempt to continue construction ended a few months later with further arrests and a withdrawal of the construction crews.

Among those arrested was Mehana Kihoi, who said she prayed on the mountain. The arrest was one of the most traumatic experiences of her life, she recently told the country committee. “I have carried grief and pain with me for years,” said Kihoi, who, in her own words, had been a victim of domestic violence. “Until I went to the Mauna.”

Resistance to the new telescope has, according to some, spawned a new generation of Hawaiian activists. The indigenous people would “determine which places are sacred and how they should be protected,” protest leader Kanuha told the committee. The $ 3.5 million funded by the initiators into a science education fund is not a solution to the problems faced by Hawaiian youth, he explains. Rather, it is important to revitalize the local language and culture.

30 meters in diameter

Other indigenous people, on the other hand, are now supporting the telescope project and have founded their own group. “We believe that better opportunities for our children will strengthen families, which in turn will benefit our community,” said group lawyer Lincoln Ashida.

The project is sponsored by several universities in California and Canada together with partners from China, India and Japan. The main mirror of the telescope is said to have a diameter of 30 meters and consist of 492 individual segments. Compared to the largest existing telescope for visible light, it would be three times as wide and would have a surface nine times larger.

After a 44-day hearing before the Land Committee, a judge who oversaw the process recommended that the permit be issued. As a requirement, employees should take compulsory courses on culture and natural resources and all jobs should be given to the locals “to the greatest possible extent”.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg and her children in New York: “I finally discover anonymity …”

Since living in the United States, Charlotte Gainsbourg has started speaking English to her children: Ben (1997), Alice (2002) and Joe (2011). “I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak English to be ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

Alice and Joe are the heroines of the fantasy video Deadly valentine, one of the first two extracts from the album Rest, expected on November 17. The other song, produced and co-written by Guy-Man from Daft Punk, is the one that gives the album its title, it is sung in part in French. A great novelty for Charlotte who did not dare to risk comparison with her father’s work. This ability to write and sing such direct texts in French came after Kate’s death: “I had already written part of the texts, but after his death, I was no longer able to write on anything else. I became very obsessive and went to New York. Suddenly I didn’t care if it was good or bad. French no longer scared me, it even became obvious for certain songs.“For Sebastian, producer of the album, Restspeak out loud to the beings she lost“. Her sister like her father.

The other main theme of the record is age. The one we loved from childhood is therefore 46 years old. Over time, she offers this rather brilliant response to Géraldine Sarratia who interviews her in The Inrocks : “I’m not obsessed with it, but I find that aging does not go with music or cinema. There is a breath in these arts that goes hand in hand with youth. I do it anyway, I don’t care.

The Inrockuptibles and DiX Express, in newsstands on September 27, 2017.
Rest, expected on November 27, 2017.

a mutation in 2013 at the origin of congenital malformations

The Zika virus, mainly transmitted by mosquitoes, appeared several decades ago but it has only recently been the cause of birth defects due to a mutation probably dating back to 2013, researchers revealed Thursday.

In a study published in the American journal Science, these researchers explain for the first time how a once relatively harmless virus has become a threat to global public health.

A single mutation that occurred around 2013 in one of the proteins of the virus, called pRM, would be the cause of the serious malformations of the fetus observed, according to the study.

This change in the pathogen’s protective layer made the virus more likely to kill developing brain cells in mice and humans, experiments have shown.

This mutation, known by the code name S139N, is one of the “many changes” that the genome of the virus underwent between 2010 and 2016, according to the study.

Spotted for the first time in 1947 in Uganda on a monkey, Zika is the source of human infections in several African and Asian countries from the 1970s.

The first epidemics were reported in 2007 in Micronesia, then in 2013-2014 in French Polynesia. In 2015, strains belonging to the Asian lineage appeared in Brazil, before spreading to around forty countries on the American continent.

Today, the virus has spread to 84 countries. It is spread through mosquito bites or sexual intercourse and is particularly dangerous for pregnant women.

The World Health Organization (WHO) in November 2016 withdrew the status of a “public health emergency of global concern” from the virus, linked to serious brain abnormalities in infants.

Several dozen vaccines are currently under study, but none will be available before 2020, according to the WHO.

With AFP

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A global plan to end human rabies by 2030

Armenia and Azerbaijan were on the brink of war on Sunday, with deadly fighting erupted between Azerbaijani forces and the Yerevan-backed breakaway region of Nagorno Karabakh.

The belligerents have reported military and civilian casualties. According to the Armenian side, a woman and a child were killed.

A major conflict involving Azerbaijan and Armenia could lead to the intervention of competing powers in the Caucasus region, Russia and Turkey. The conflict around Nagorno Karabakh, which seceded from Azerbaijan with Armenian support, has fueled regional tensions for 30 years.

After the announcement of the first fighting on Sunday morning, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pachinian decreed “general mobilization” and the establishment of “martial law”, as did the authorities of Karabakh.

“Let us firmly support our state, our army (…) and we will win. Long live the glorious Armenian army!”, He wrote on Facebook.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliev also pledged victory.

“The Azerbaijani army is fighting today on its territory, defends its territorial integrity, delivers devastating blows to the enemy. Our cause is just and we will win,” he said, in a speech on television. .

Moscow called on Sunday morning “for an immediate cease-fire” and talks, while the two camps are rejecting responsibility for hostilities.

France, mediator in the conflict with Russia and the United States within the framework of the Minsk Group, also called for “an immediate end to hostilities”.

A spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a traditional ally of Baku, denounced on Twitter an “attack on Armenia”.

The Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said for its part to have launched a “counter-offensive on the entire front line” of Karabakh, in order to “put an end to military activities of the Armed Forces of Armenia”.

Civilian and military casualties

“Deaths and injuries have been reported among civilians and soldiers,” the Azerbaijani presidency added, while the Karabakh public ombudsperson said there were “civilian casualties”.

No figures have been put forward, while the Karabakh Defense Ministry said it had inflicted “heavy losses” on the opponent.

Azerbaijan had previously reported that one of its helicopters had been shot down but its crew was safe and sound. He claims to have destroyed 12 anti-aircraft batteries.

“Early this morning, the Azerbaijani side launched bombings (…) we call on the population to take shelter,” for his part said the spokesperson for the separatist presidency on his Facebook page.

Nagorno Karabakh is a secessionist region of Azerbaijan, populated mainly by Armenians and supported by Armenia.

30 years of conflict

It was the scene of a war in the early 1990s that left 30,000 dead, and since then the Azerbaijani authorities have wanted to regain control, by force if necessary. Peace talks have been deadlocked for many years.

Fights regularly oppose separatists and Azerbaijanis, but also Yerevan and Baku.

In 2016, serious clashes had already almost degenerated into war in Karabakh, and deadly fighting also pitted Armenians and Azerbaijanis on their northern border in July 2020.

Both sides are used to blaming each other for these outbreaks of violence.

President Aliyev had threatened Armenia with reprisals on Friday for his “aggressive behavior” and accused Yerevan of “deliberately failing” the Karabakh peace negotiations.

He estimated that Armenia was preparing “tens of thousands of men” to attack Azerbaijan.

Baku took advantage of its immense oil reserves to spend lavishly on armaments. Azerbaijan can also count on the support of the Turkish president, who sees Armenia as a threat to the stability of the Caucasus.

Armenia, much poorer, on the other hand, is closer to Russia, which has a military base there. Yerevan also belongs to a politico-military alliance led by Moscow, the Collective Security Treaty Organization.

The Kremlin, which positions itself as a regional arbiter, delivers arms to both countries.

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Charlotte Gainsbourg: “In New York, I finally dare to get out of my character”

Living in Manhattan for three years, Charlotte Gainsbourg has changed her life. Before the release of his new album, Rest, and two great films to come, the French actress and singer confides in L’Express diX, with emotion and simplicity.

First, the whole city appears on the other end of the phone. The frenzied sirens and rowdy jackhammers sound in a deafening din. No doubt, we are in New York. Then a voice comes in slowly. She approaches the handset. It’s Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Between the delicacy of the French artist and the shine of the American decor, the contrast is striking. And yet, it is here, in the heart of Manhattan, that the actress took up residence three years ago with her two children. The death of Kate Barry, his sister, made his Parisian life unbearable. He had to flee, “save his skin”, she will say … To try to get better. Today it is. Well almost.

IN PICTURES >> Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan

In the following interview, the ghost of the disappeared hides between the lines. But life has taken over. New York culture, which will be discussed here, has infused its work. His latest album, Rest, designed with producer SebastiAn, is ready.

At the end of the year, the actress will be on the poster for the adaptation of the novel The promise of dawn, by Eric Barbier, and alongside Michael Fassbender in The Snowman, a psychological thriller by Tomas Alfredson. Then there is her image and Gérard Darel, of which she is the muse. Charlotte Gainsbourg has just come out of a session with photographer Alexei Hay. Here she is ready to confide.

Do you take pleasure in front of the lens of a photographer?

Much more than before! As a teenager, I hated it: I found the experience oppressive and boring. A real nightmare. A few years later, I served as a model for my sister Kate [Barry], who was also embarking on photography. Before her, everything became more fun and lighter. She knew how to stage me. We were playing, we were accomplices … It was another era.

By cons, I always hate to see the teams flocking to the computer and commenting on the photos while we wait in front of the camera. Fortunately, today, fashion photographers are returning to film. They take their photos, and we discover the result by surprise much later. This spontaneity suits me.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you know the neighborhood of New York where these photos were taken?

Absolutely not. We were north of the city, west of Central Park, in a very residential area. Elderly people stopped to look at us, amused … We had a good laugh. Alexei Hay, the photographer of this series, is a very funny character, he kept bragging about this neighborhood which is in fact his!

“In New York, creation is a trivial activity”

And now you are at home.

Exactly. And I feel good.

You have lived here for almost three years. Are you becoming a New Yorker?

No! My scenery is intact. And I have never felt so French. Everything seems foreign to me and therefore new. From an artistic point of view, New York is an ideal city because creation is a banal activity. Here, everyone writes, paints, sings or takes pictures. Art is not a sacred thing, deserving special attention. As a result, I no longer have the same look on myself. I feel more free.

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Artists come to invent themselves, or reinvent themselves here. How do you explain it?

The cliché consists in saying that one feels insane energy and electricity … It is true, perhaps, but I am not here to set up a start-up or to change the world. I lead a quiet life, I take care of my children who go to school, I avoid the tumult which swarms at the feet of skyscrapers. A few months ago, we moved to Greenwich Village, the old bohemian district, located south of Manhattan, which is calm and peaceful …

“I didn’t go looking for a fantasized New York”

And the cradle of New York culture …

Absolutely. Besides, Patti Smith lives not far away. And we necessarily think of Bob Dylan, the writers of the Beat Generation or Woody Allen when we walk in these little streets. I grew up with this culture, so charming, so evocative, so important. But I absolutely did not go in search of a New York fantasized in my youth. I came here shortly after the death of my sister Kate. I couldn’t take Paris anymore, the air was becoming unbreathable … I needed to find myself and take stock.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you do it?

I believe. In any case, I became anonymous. I am recognized in the street, sometimes, but it is to tell me about my films and my music. Never from my parents, to whom I am always brought back to France. Americans have a very simple and direct way of starting conversations, without preconceptions. And since I’m shy, it does me a lot of good. I finally dare to get out of my character.

“New York is a city that inspires me”

Do you go out a lot?

More than in Paris, but it’s not difficult! I will soon listen to my mother who will sing at the Carnegie Hall, on October 26, a legendary room: she will go up on stage with a symphonic orchestra. I sometimes take my children to see musicals on Broadway. I always liked that, my mother and my grandmother took us to see them in London when everything still seemed so surprising to me. And during the day, I walk around a lot, alone. New York is a city that inspires me: its light is beautiful, its perspectives are photogenic, the mix between modern and old architecture pleases me …

IN THE CINEMA >> Charlotte Gainsbourg: between cry and sweetness

Are you taking photos?

Full. When designing my album, I went in search of pictures that could illustrate a personal vision of the city.

What are your favorite subjects?

Photos of streets, trash cans and windows … Isolated objects that evoke personal and special emotions. When I lived with my teenage mother, I had a dark room in the back of the garden. I was not particularly gifted but I felt such a fascination to see the image appear as if by magic on paper … I found this pleasure of youth.

“Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots”

And this album, you recorded it in Brooklyn …

Absolutely, in a very small studio with the French producer SebastiAn. I can’t tell you what Brooklyn’s direct influence was on this music, but that’s where it all crystallized. Then, the mixing was done at Electric Lady Studios, a mythical place built by Jimi Hendrix, where Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, David Bowie, U2, the Clash … Paul McCartney recorded a song with us. It was an amazing, magical moment.

You are also of Anglo-Saxon culture, through your mother. Is the daily practice of English a homecoming?

My mother tongue is not English, but French with a big English accent! This is how I always heard my mother speak … Since I arrived here, I started to speak English to my children. It was a touching and strange moment. I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak in English a little ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

What emotions are more accessible in English?

The humor is not the same, obviously. That of the British is cynical and biting. New Yorkers are more absurd … As in the films of Woody Allen! As if by chance, I have befriended the British or the French here. Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots.

“The trip woke me up”

Aren’t you afraid that your children will make a living in the United States?

Not at all. They will do what they want! One is attracted by French culture, the other by American culture … we will do according to everyone’s desires.

What do you miss most about Paris?

My mother. My sister Lou [Doillon]. My past.

And how do you relate to Paris today?

It is complicated. When I was little, I was seduced by the post-war pictures of Paris, as seen in the film The Little Thief, by Claude Miller, in which I played, at 17 years old. It is a Paris that no longer exists. I had different lives in Paris, which came to an abrupt end. That until the death of my father at my 19 years. My relationship with my sister … before and after. I left, maybe selfishly, but I needed to think about myself.

You will come back?

Yes, I’m sure. But maybe I will go somewhere else … Here, I feel myself. The trip woke me up.

It’s nice?

Yes, I live again.

Charlotte Gainsbourg: “In New York, I finally dare to get out of my character”

Living in Manhattan for three years, Charlotte Gainsbourg has changed her life. Before the release of his new album, Rest, and two great films to come, the French actress and singer confides in L’Express diX, with emotion and simplicity.

First, the whole city appears on the other end of the phone. The frenzied sirens and rowdy jackhammers sound in a deafening din. No doubt, we are in New York. Then a voice enters the scene, gently. She approaches the handset. It’s Charlotte Gainsbourg.

Between the delicacy of the French artist and the shine of the American decor, the contrast is striking. And yet, it is here, in the heart of Manhattan, that the actress took up residence three years ago with her two children. The death of Kate Barry, his sister, made his Parisian life unbearable. He had to flee, “save his skin”, she will say … To try to get better. Today it is. Well almost.

IN IMAGES >> Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan

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In the following interview, the ghost of the disappeared hides between the lines. But life has taken over. New York culture, which will be discussed here, has infused its work. His latest album, Rest, designed with producer SebastiAn, is ready.

At the end of the year, the actress will be on the poster for the adaptation of the novel The promise of dawn, by Eric Barbier, and alongside Michael Fassbender in The Snowman, a psychological thriller by Tomas Alfredson. And then there is her image and Gérard Darel, of which she is the muse. Charlotte Gainsbourg has just come out of a session with photographer Alexei Hay. Here she is ready to confide.

Do you take pleasure in front of the lens of a photographer?

Much more than before! As a teenager, I hated it: I found the experience oppressive and boring. A real nightmare. A few years later, I served as a model for my sister Kate [Barry], who was also embarking on photography. In front of her, everything became more fun and lighter. She knew how to stage me. We were playing, we were accomplices … It was another era.

By cons, I always hate to see the teams flocking to the computer and commenting on the photos while we wait in front of the camera. Fortunately, today, fashion photographers are returning to film. They take their photos, and we discover the result by surprise much later. This spontaneity suits me.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Charlotte Gainsbourg. Coat, MAX MARA. Shirt, LEMAIRE. Combination, SABINA.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you know the neighborhood of New York where these photos were taken?

Absolutely not. We were north of the city, west of Central Park, in a very residential area. Elderly people stopped to look at us, amused … We had a good laugh. Alexei Hay, the photographer of this series, is a very funny character, he kept bragging about this neighborhood which is in fact his!

“In New York, creation is a trivial activity”

And now you are at home.

Exactly. And I feel good.

You have lived here for almost three years. Are you becoming a New Yorker?

No! My scenery is intact. And I have never felt so French. Everything seems foreign to me and therefore new. From an artistic point of view, New York is an ideal city because creation is a trivial activity. Here, everyone writes, paints, sings or takes pictures. Art is not a sacred thing, deserving special attention. As a result, I no longer have the same look on myself. I feel more free.

DISCOVER >> Jane Birkin, the intimate album

Artists come to invent themselves, or reinvent themselves here. How do you explain it?

The cliché consists in saying that one feels insane energy and electricity … It is true, perhaps, but I am not here to set up a start-up or to change the world. I lead a quiet life, I take care of my children who go to school, I avoid the tumult which swarms at the feet of skyscrapers. A few months ago, we moved to Greenwich Village, the old bohemian district, located south of Manhattan, which is calm and peaceful …

“I didn’t go looking for a fantasized New York”

And the cradle of New York culture …

Absolutely. Besides, Patti Smith lives nearby. And we inevitably think of Bob Dylan, the writers of the Beat Generation or Woody Allen when we walk in these little streets. I grew up with this culture, so charming, so evocative, so important. But I absolutely did not go in search of a New York fantasized in my youth. I came here shortly after the death of my sister Kate. I couldn’t take Paris anymore, the air was becoming unbreathable … I needed to find myself and take stock.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Charlotte Gainsbourg in Manhattan.

Alexei Hay for L’Express diX

Did you do it?

I believe. In any case, I became anonymous. I am recognized in the street, sometimes, but it is to tell me about my films and my music. Never from my parents, to whom I am always brought back to France. Americans have a very simple and direct way of starting conversations, without preconceptions. And since I’m shy, it does me a lot of good. I finally dare to get out of my character.

“New York is a city that inspires me”

Do you go out a lot?

More than in Paris, but it’s not difficult! I will soon listen to my mother who will sing at the Carnegie Hall on October 26, a legendary room: she will go on stage with a symphonic orchestra. I sometimes take my children to see musicals on Broadway. I always liked it, my mother and my grandmother took us to see it in London when everything still seemed so surprising to me. And during the day, I walk around a lot, alone. New York is a city that inspires me: its light is beautiful, its perspectives are photogenic, the mixture between modern and old architecture pleases me …

IN THE CINEMA >> Charlotte Gainsbourg: between cry and sweetness

Are you taking photos?

Full. When designing my album, I went in search of pictures that could illustrate a personal vision of the city.

What are your favorite subjects?

Photos of streets, garbage cans and windows … Isolated objects that evoke personal and particular emotions. When I lived with my teenage mother, I had a dark room in the back of the garden. I was not particularly gifted but I felt such a fascination to see the image appear as if by magic on paper … I found this pleasure of youth.

“Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots”

And this album, you recorded it in Brooklyn …

Absolutely, in a very small studio with the French producer SebastiAn. I can’t tell you what Brooklyn’s direct influence was on this music, but that’s where it all crystallized. Then, the mixing was done at Electric Lady Studios, a mythical place built by Jimi Hendrix, where Dylan, Led Zeppelin, the Stones, David Bowie, U2, the Clash … Paul McCartney recorded a song with us. It was an amazing, magical moment.

You are also of Anglo-Saxon culture, through your mother. Is the daily practice of English a homecoming?

My mother tongue is not English, but French with a big English accent! This is how I always heard my mother speak … Since I arrived here, I started speaking English to my children. It was a touching and strange moment. I’ve always found French people who force themselves to speak in English a little ridiculous … Well, I got started! And the children are delighted.

What emotions are more accessible in English?

The humor is not the same, obviously. That of the British is cynical and biting. New Yorkers are more absurd … As in the films of Woody Allen! As if by chance, I have befriended the British or the French here. Abroad, we sometimes need to find our roots.

“The trip woke me up”

Aren’t you afraid that your children will make a living in the United States?

Not at all. They will do what they want! One is attracted by French culture, the other by American culture … we will do according to everyone’s desires.

What do you miss most about Paris?

My mother. My sister Lou [Doillon]. My past.

And what relationship do you have with Paris today?

It is complicated. When I was little, I was seduced by the post-war pictures of Paris, as seen in the film The Little Thief, by Claude Miller, in which I played, at 17 years old. It is a Paris that no longer exists. I had different lives in Paris, which came to an abrupt end. That until the death of my father at my 19 years. My relationship with my sister … before and after. I left, maybe selfishly, but I needed to think about myself.

You will come back?

Yes, I’m sure. But maybe I will go elsewhere … Here, I feel myself. The trip woke me up.

It’s nice?

Yes, I live again.

Hawaii 5-0 season 8: departure of Kono and Chin Ho. Reactions

Hawaii’s 5-0 season 8 will be marked by the absences of Chin Ho and Kono. As we revealed to you recently, Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, their interpreters, did not find a contractual agreement with the producers to continue the adventure and were therefore invited to leave the series. A shock for the viewers, but also for the other characters.

Significant absences for the characters

While the two heroes will be digitally replaced on screen by newbies, Peter M. Lenkov (showrunner) told TVLine about the reaction of the rest of the team to these departures. And they will be upset: “I don’t think anyone accepted their leaving [au début de la saison]. They are still in a period where they are trying to accept changes in the team, with a new dynamic. There are several scenes where they refer to them and show how much they miss them, even though they are happy to see that they are fulfilled elsewhere.

Adam angry with Kono

A message from the writers to the actors to make them understand their sadness? It is not impossible. One thing is certain, it is Adam – Kono’s husband, who will have a hard time accepting the situation. [Kono va quitter la Task Force afin d’enquêter sur le trafic d’enfants]. According to Peter M. Lenkov: “He will be angry, frustrated and disappointed“. Rest assured, the couple should survive the situation, at least initially …:”He accepts by telling himself that what she is doing is the right thing to do and that when she finishes her mission, she will return and they will be able to forget about these bad things and start to raise their family.“. Until when? That is the question.

Smoking cannabis legally: the states of the United States where it is possible

If, during your trip to the United States, you wish to smoke cannabis, know that the law does not allow this practice everywhere. Indeed, recreational cannabis is only authorized in 8 states of the country.

Using drugs is never safe. This article is not a consumer incentive. The information in this article is accurate as of September 27, 2017

Colorado, Oregon, Alaska, Washington State, California, Nevada and Massachussets, these are the states where you can buy herb and smoke cannabis in the United States recreational. Let’s focus on three of these states.

Nevada

Nevada is a state in the west of the country. It is known worldwide for its casinos and is home to the city of Las Vegas. What we call “Sin City” is a place where tourists come from all over the world to discover a world of excess and go play some chips in the biggest casinos in the country. And the city of sin is particularly aptly named because it is quite possible to smoke cannabis in Las Vegas. Indeed, cannabis legislation in Nevada has evolved recently, cannabis has been legalized since July 2017. Dispensaries are available to consumers who wish to smoke cannabis in Las Vegas and in other cities of Nevada. Please note, however, smoking cannabis is allowed from the age of 21. Adults can buy 28 grams of cannabis per day or 3.5 grams of concentrate. If you’re going on a Las Vegas vacation, be aware that smoking cannabis on the street and driving with a joint is prohibited.

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Colorado

Do you want to smoke cannabis in Colorado? Good news, this has been legalized since January 2014. Of course, we imagine that this is not the primary purpose of your trip to this magnificent state which is home to small natural wonders. Mesa Verde National Park, Black Canyon National Park or even the Red Rocks Amphitheater, there are many places to visit before asking yourself to smoke cannabis in the United States and more specifically in Colorado. We can also only advise you to explore the Maroon Bells in the Aspen region, a magnificent natural area to discover during a hike. If in the evening you want to succumb to the temptation to smoke cannabis in Colorado, be aware that there are about 350 accredited stores that will sell you weed. Of course, smoking cannabis is prohibited under the age of 21. As in Nevada, the cannabis legislation is very strict, it is prohibited to have more than 28 grams of herb. Please note that this quantity is intended for residents of Colorado. Visitors can only hold 7 grams. And note that smoking cannabis in the United States and especially in Colorado is only allowed in private places.

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California

This emblematic state of the American West still attracts tourists who come to visit incredible cities and always on the move such as Los Angeles, Beverly Hills or San Francisco and more precisely certain must-see neighborhoods like Hollywood. California is also an exceptional beach, from Natural Bridge State Beach to Santa Monica State Beach and Gold Bluffs Beach. But California is also a land of freedom where smoking cannabis for recreational purposes has been authorized since November 8, 2016 following a referendum. If you want to smoke cannabis in Los Angeles or anywhere in California, be aware that cannabis laws remain strict. If buying herb in Los Angeles is allowed, you will need to be over 21 and have a maximum of 28 grams of cannabis flowers or 8 grams of concentrate. And whether you want to smoke cannabis in Colorado, Nevada, California or other states that have relaxed cannabis laws, you can only do so in licensed places or in the private sphere.

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New Orleans Pelicans 2017-2018

We can’t really speak of disappointment but the Pelicans have once again wiped them out. playoffs at the end of a very irregular season. Capable of the worst (8 losses in a row to start the year including a setback against the Suns) as well as the best (8 wins in 11 games at the end of March), the Pelicans have been loyal to themselves. It must be said that the roster was quite unbalanced. leaves a solid leader both in attack and defense in the person of Jrue Holiday (15.4 points and 7.3 assists the season passes) and a franchise player breathtaking (let’s just remember thatAnthony Davis just signed an exercise 28 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks on average), the rest of the team was not super flashy. The Pelicans aligned in particular one of the weakest post 3 incumbents of the NBA in the person of Solomon Hill (7 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 decisive assists per game in 30 minutes of play). A problematic feature in a people league of monsters this post. At station 2, it wasn’t much better. The disappointing start to the season rookie Buddy Loved (8.6 points 39.3% at shoots) in a team that relied on him to bring spacing did not help. Add that a bench frankly sucks and often overpay (hello Omer Asik and your contract of 58 million over 5 years for … 2.7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 31 games) and absences the shovel (Omer Asik, Tyrekee Evans, Jrue Holiday, Omri Casspi…) and we get the recipe for a rat exercise.

At this stage, a question logically points the tip of his nose. How is it that a team with a franchise player so attractive does not attract any quality player? Well it’s simple, ask the front office. Since theAnthony Davis arrived in the NBA in 2011, Dell Demps was never able to surround his first choice with draft correctly. The transfer of All-Star Break is a perfect example. If the opportunity to recruit DeMarcus Cousins in one trade from which they emerge clearly the winner (The Pelicans have lost Tyrekee Evans, Buddy Hield, Omri Casspi, Langston Galloway and a few turns of draft) was very attractive, a good part of observers were already wondering about the complementarity between the two new stars of New Orleans. Certainly a Cousins ​​/ Davis association in the racket has a potential standard, but it is no coincidence that the Warriors dominate the NBA without any real interior talent. In addition they have failed in the story Buddy Hield, the only real one shooter of the workforce and which subsequently carded Sacramento (15.1 points on average 48% on shots). Maybe it just wasn’t put in the right conditions New Orleans … Thanks who? Thank you Alvin Gentry, the coach Pelicans. Buoyed by the good results of the Warriors, he managed to find a post of head coach that it clearly does not deserve thanks to Dell Demps and does not manage to establish a consistent and effective game system in attack or defense.

The icing on the cake, DeMarcus Cousins ​​will have the opportunity to leave without franchise receives no consideration at the end of this season. Suffice to say that the Pelicans had an interest in performing to convince their superstar to stay. This means participation in playoffs, This is to say a significant improvement over the last season that they finished in 10th place with a record of 34 wins and 48 losses.

  • The results of the 2016-2017 season

With: 34 wins for 48 losses

Ranking : 10th in the West Conference, 4th in the Southwest Division

Attack: 104.3 points scored per game, 18th in the NBA

Defense: 106.4 points collected per game, 17th in the NBA

Best scorer: Anthony Davis with 28 points per game

Best passer: Jrue Holiday with 7.3 assists per game

Best rebounder: DeMarcus Cousins ​​with 12.4 rebounds per game

Best interceptor: Jrue Holiday with 1,5 steal per game

Best blocker: Anthony Davis with 2.2 blocks per game

Best percentage: Anthony Davis with 51% on shots

Leaders : Rajon Rondo, Jrue Holiday, Frank Jackson, Jordan Crawford

Arrires : Ian Clark, E’Twaun Moore, Tony Allen, Martell Webster

Wingers : Solomon Hill, Dante Cunningham, Cliff Alexander, Perry Jones, Darius Miller

Wingers-Fort : Anthony Davis, Cheick Diallo

Pivots : DeMarcus Cousins, Alexis Ajinca, Omer Asik

PG : Rondo Region – SG : Jrue Holiday – SF : Solomon Hill – PF : Anthony Davis – C : DeMarcus Cousins

We repeat ourselves, but the weakness at post 3 may be prohibitive this year again. part a, the five major is quite talented. Snowshoeing, in particular, will scare anyone. Cousins ​​and Davis are both capable of slamming games over 40 points and 20 rebounds whenever they want. On the other hand, their complementarity raises questions. Everyone needs the ball to express themselves and, if they are able to shooter from afar, their privileged field of expression remains close to the snowshoe. The recruit Rondo region will not be too much to water both gloves with balloons. In any case, he had shown a good relationship with Cousins ​​during their short joint Sacramento adventure. As for post 2, it should be occupied by Jrue Holiday. The leader, although a little small (1m93) the chest to defend on most NBA backs. In attack, he is very versatile and can very easily leave the organization of the game Rondo to position himself behind the three-point line. In the end, the 5 major is quite complementary, although it lacks a shooter first class.

Among the replacements on the other hand, it is a disaster. E’Twaun Moore showed good things last year, Dante Cunningham is a 3 and D honnte, Jordan Crawford is able to score, the aging Tony Allen (35 years old) is fierce in defense of the man and that’s about it. Especially since we can’t really count on the genius of Alvin Gentry to get the best out of everyone. We see it with Alexis Ajinca, performing statistically speaking as soon as he has playing time but confined to the bench except in the event of an injury in the racket. Suffice to say that it is not who will allow them to find (find any short in fact) the heights of the West conference.

– A monstrous racket

– A well-supplied post 1

– A complementarity between two stars that is not obvious

– A very weak bench

– We wish Solomon Hill good luck in defending on the 3 opposing posts throughout the season

– Send me this coach damn it…

As explained above, this year is pivotal for the franchise. Bad results could push DeMarcus Cousins ​​out, leaving Anthony Davis alone to lead the way. Probably a participation in playoffs will convince him to stay but it will be very hard for the Pelicans to achieve this goal … almost all the teams in the West have strengthened this summer and the places in post season will be expensive. But if the two starting interiors manage to reach their full potential, both in attack and defense and destroy all the opposing rackets, there is a small chance for the Pelicans to play more than 82 games. Personally, we are skeptical.

Around 35 wins and a 10th place West.