The role of libraries is changing

CULTURE
Attendance is declining, but federal statistics do not tell the whole story.

The libraries in the towns of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Neuchâtel remain by far the most frequented cultural institutions in the canton. The first welcomed 86,420 visitors in 2015, the second 118,937. Nevertheless, the raw figures of the Office …

Paul-André Roux leaves office

Chairman of the Interprofession de la Vigne et du Vin du Valais (IVV) committee since 2011, Paul-André Roux will step down on August 31, 2014.

Following the affairs shaking the Swiss wine world, the workload associated with the post of President of the IVV has increased considerably. Under these exceptional conditions and circumstances, Paul-André Roux no longer has the necessary resources in particular in terms of time to assume this function, a press release tells us on Tuesday.

IN THE ROOMS. 5 reasons to go see the movie “The Florida Project”

Reason # 1. Because Sean Baker, the director, is a pure genius

Sean Baker had already stood out with his previous film, “Tangerine” (jury prize at the Deauville festival in 2015), entirely produced on the iPhone and which followed two transgender prostitutes on the streets of Los Angeles for 24 hours. For this new production, this 46-year-old prodigy decided, on an original idea from his producer and co-scriptwriter Chris Bergoch, to film America “white trash” in the suburbs of Orlando, on the sidelines of Disney World.

Reason # 2. Because Moonee, the little girl, is to die for

Brooklynn Prince, 6, who plays Moonee on screen, is absolutely breathtaking. This very young actress had already proven herself in commercials for … Disney Junior. Here, she embodies a little girl left to herself, hyperactive and cheeky, who takes care as best she can while her mother, embodied by Bria Vinaite, tries to survive. The latter, spotted by the director via his Instagram account, is amazing as a mother junkie adrift at the crossroads of a Courtney Love and a Gwen Stefani.

Reason # 3. Because under the cover of a chronic aspect, the film is a real drama

By adopting the point of view of these young children in freewheeling, the director seems to take pleasure in filming this decor of cardboard, these fuchsia colors and his motel pools which make the signature of Florida. But the scenario, which wanders us on the excursions of these sacred rascals, guides us little by little towards a real drama which underlies the story and grows larger as we go along. The spectator is completely taken aback.

Reason # 4. Because Willem Dafoe is overwhelming

The unforgettable Green Goblin of “Spider-Man”, also seen in Lars von Trier and Abel Ferrara, is extremely touching in his role as conciliatory manager of the motel, which tries to enforce the rules among its residents while seeking to help them when they find themselves in need.

Reason # 5. Because this film shows the reverse side of the American dream

By focusing on the poor families of Highway 192, the director highlights the back of the American postcard. When a honeymoon couple lands on a booking error in the motel where Moonee and his mother live, the spectator then realizes that these colored buildings are in fact saturated with social misery.

Trailer. “The Florida Project”

“The Florida Project”, a film by Sean Baker, in theaters since December 20, 2017

The court will decide on the Giant Studio

NEUCHÂTEL
The director of the dance school was to leave the premises on March 31. A hearing is scheduled for May 9. Reactions from the University and City Sports Services.

Threatened with expulsion, the Giant Studio dance school still occupies the premises, rue Maillefer 11b, in Neuchâtel. For how long? Most importantly, what will happen to all customers and subscribers who attend school? A hearing is set for the Tribunal de Boudry on May 9.

The 31 …

Civilizations of Islam soon to have a museum …

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From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

From left to right, the trio of museologists: Baptiste Rothen, Olivier Schinz and Sébastien Guenot. LUCAS VUITEL

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
Project carried by the Muslim Cultural Institute of Switzerland.

In addition to the museum, the Muslim Cultural Institute is also planning, in six months, an extension to two parallel buildings, and to build homes and commercial areas as well as a multipurpose room, which will serve in particular as a place of prayer. Project for which 22 million are in the process of being collected. A…

Newcastle disease, very contagious, …

A laying hen farm in Ticino is affected by Newcastle disease. All animals will have to be killed, but consumers are in no danger. This highly contagious viral disease has not appeared in Switzerland since 2011.

This diagnosis confirms that, despite the surveillance measures, an epizootic can reappear after several years, said Saturday Federal Office of Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs (OSAV). It can reach many species of birds.

Transmission takes place aerogenically or by direct contact. It can also be transmitted indirectly through people, poultry products or egg cartons.

The canton of Ticino is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the epidemic. In addition to the killing of all poultry on the affected farm, a protection and surveillance zone around this farm is demarcated.

No danger to humans

Consumption of eggs and meat is safe for humans. In rare cases, people who are in direct and close contact with sick animals can develop conjunctivitis, specifies the FSVO.

Festina takes over the assets of Technotime

The Hispano-Swiss watchmaking group Festina has taken over the assets of the Neuchâtel-based company Technotime. The Brenets-based movement maker was declared bankrupt last November.

The assets include machinery, equipment and all intellectual property, Laurent Besse, industrial director of Festina Switzerland, told ATS, confirming information published in L’Agefi.

Technotime had up to 150 employees, between Switzerland and its French site of Valdahon in the Doubs. It was liquidated in 2009. The company had around 20 employees at the time of its bankruptcy.

Craft beers now brewed at La Fontaine

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The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

The young Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, co-owner of La Fontaine with his sister Nathalie, in the premises of the brewery. RICHARD LEUENBERGER

LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS
Moving between the two upper towns.

“The idea is that beer is like cooking: we cook the dishes and send them directly to the restaurant room!” This is how the Chaux-de-Fonnier Pascal Ruedi, young boss, with his sister Nathalie, from the Brasserie de la Fontaine, sums up the family philosophy: brew beer in the bistro, and serve it directly in the bistro. ..

The new collective agreement for watchmaking is …

JOB
In a very formal ceremony, unions and bosses shook hands after eleven months of negotiations.

After eleven months of negotiations, the Unia union and the Employers’ Convention of the Swiss watch industry have reached an agreement. They signed yesterday at the DuPeyrou hotel, in Neuchâtel, the fifteenth collective labor agreement for the Swiss watchmaking and microtechnology industries, valid for five years.

Both parties said they were satisfied with the results obtained, calling them “compromise…

Hall’titude, a new space for small businesses …

The news was published in the Official Sheet. At 19-21 rue de la Serre, behind Espacité, the fruit and vegetable warehouses of the Culture Food and Cash fruits companies will be completely renovated to accommodate various food shops, butchers, cheese makers, fishmongers, etc., in a new space called “The Hall’titude”.

Details in Tuesday’s edition of L’Impartial.