Berlin Cancels All Planned Events Through June; Bathtub Races Could Be Rescheduled

BERLIN –   In an effort to err on the side of caution during the ongoing health crisis, the Berlin Chamber of Commerce has canceled all events through June. The announcement means that the Berlin Jazz and Blues, Wine and Brews Festival, the Spring Cruisers Classic Car Show and the Berlin Bathtub Races will not take place as scheduled. Steve Frene, president of the chamber, stressed … Continue reading Berlin Cancels All Planned Events Through June; Bathtub Races Could Be Rescheduled

Why luxury flies to the rescue of Notre-Dame

The fire of Notre-Dame de Paris, on Monday, April 15, produced a sideration of a magnitude as rare as sudden, seizing the whole France and many other countries beyond the borders, in Europe, in America, in Asia. While the embers were not yet extinguished, very early spontaneously manifested a willingness to contribute strongly to the huge reconstruction project that was announced. Everyone will have noticed … Continue reading Why luxury flies to the rescue of Notre-Dame

Notre-Dame : “The effort will be largely supported by the State because of lower tax revenues”

After the terrible fire of Notre-Dame de Paris, the great fortunes of the country (Bernard Arnault, François Pinault, the heirs L’Oreal) announced hundreds of millions of euros of donations. The Pinault family has waived the 60% tax deduction on donations. For La Tribune, the economist and professor at Paris Dauphine University – PSL, Gabrielle Fack, returns for La Tribune on the stakes and the limits … Continue reading Notre-Dame : “The effort will be largely supported by the State because of lower tax revenues”

Should we rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris exactly?

Should we rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris exactly? Emmanuel Macron did not express a preference for the type of reconstruction, identical or with other materials, he said. An international competition of architects will be launched. He will have to “decide the question of whether to rebuild an arrow, whether it must be reconstructed under the same conditions, identical to that imagined by Eugene Viollet-le-Duc … Continue reading Should we rebuild the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris exactly?

The Marseillaise, a hymn to the troubled history

The national anthem, sung in Wembley on Tuesday, November 17 and around the world, became the symbol of the unity of the nation, solidarity and resistance, in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13. However, the Marseillaise has not always been the French anthem and has even been banned for a long time. A week after the attacks on Paris, the Marseillaise … Continue reading The Marseillaise, a hymn to the troubled history

Notre-Dame: the scaffolders give their version of the facts

The fires that followed Monday night are those of the cathedral, the scaffolding being equipped only with motion detectors. But the security procedure has been respected, says Marc Eskenazi, who is in charge of AXA’s communication company Europe Echafaudage. We also expect a lot from the camera which fixed the stages of the work and which was installed at the foot of the arrow (where … Continue reading Notre-Dame: the scaffolders give their version of the facts

Notre-Dame: ensure a historical monument, a puzzle

How are the historical monuments insured? Can we estimate everything? On what grounds do we compensate the damage in such buildings? Many questions emerge in the aftermath of the Notre-Dame-de-Paris fire, one of the worst incidents affecting French historical heritage since the Second World War. Who owns Notre-Dame-de-Paris and who insures it? The state is the owner of the building and is its own insurer, … Continue reading Notre-Dame: ensure a historical monument, a puzzle

The Pope salutes the courage of firefighters

Pope Francis on Wednesday expressed the gratitude of the Catholic Church to those who risked their lives to save flames from Notre Dame Cathedral. Speaking in full Holy Week to the tens of thousands of faithful gathered Saint Peter’s Square, he repeated the suffering and pain caused by the fire that ravaged Monday night the roof structure and roofs of the building. The head of … Continue reading The Pope salutes the courage of firefighters

Islamophobic conspiracy theories after Notre Dame fire

Despite officials ruling out arson, far-right commentators share Islamophobic conspiracy theories after Notre Dame fire. Alt-right supporters have used the Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris to spread xenophobic rhetoric on social media. The massive blaze that erupted on Monday in the French capital destroyed much of the timber roof and toppled the spire of the cathedral, which was in the middle of a $6.8m … Continue reading Islamophobic conspiracy theories after Notre Dame fire