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  1. France has banned restaurants from offering unlimited refills of soda and sugary drinks, the latest bid to decrease the rise in the nation's obesity rate. The new order, implemented on Jan. 27, will mean that hotels, restaurants and school cafeterias will no longer have soda fountains. The move is part of a spate of health initiatives implemented by the country, which includes a "soda tax" imposed on sweetened drinks, a ban on vending machines in schools and a limit on the servings of french fries to once a week in schools, the New York Times reports. Even though France's overall obesity rate is relatively low—41% of women and 57% of men between 30 to 60 were obese or overweight—the laws are in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations. WHO presented statistics in 2016 on the good effects of imposing a sugar tax. http://time.com/4653219/france-ban-soda-refills-fight-obesity/
  2. Public witnessing in Toulouse. Public witnessing in Toulouse, France. Photo shared by @kaylesna59 View the full article
  3. http://www.dmagazine.com/nightlife/2016/10/diner-en-blanc-2016/ These are pictures 1-81 as promised under the post showing the history of this tradition , Diner en Blanc, posted under the heading Food and Drink. Just a few samples, and if you so choose you may use the link to see more . Many are really outrageous in my opinion. Some are beautiful.
  4. Three held in France in August for 'planning attacks' Paris (AFP) - Seven people with links to terrorist networks, at least three of whom were planning attacks, have been arrested in France this month, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday. Cazeneuve said at a press conference that French police had arrested as many people for terror links in the first half of 2016 as for the whole of last year. He gave no details of the latest arrests, however. On August 8, a 16-year-old girl from the Paris suburb of Melun was remanded in custody on charges of planning a jihadist attack. The teenager was an administrator of a group on Telegram, an encrypted messaging app that was used by two jihadists to plan the murder of a priest in Normandy in July. According to investigators, she "relayed numerous Islamic State group propaganda messages calling for attacks" and also expressed a personal desire to "take action". Cazeneuve and his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere on Tuesday asked the European Commission to consider legal measures that could be taken against the operators of encrypted messaging services such as Telegram. After a meeting between the two ministers, Cazeneuve said such legislation could "impose obligations on operators who show themselves to be non-cooperative, in particular when it comes to withdrawing illegal content or decrypting messages as part of an investigation." Meanwhile a 19-year-old from the Riviera city of Nice -- who was born to a family of Jehovah's Witnesses but converted to Islam -- was on Tuesday sentenced to three years in prison for glorifying terrorism. He was sentenced for his regular visits to jihadist sites on which he posted "nauseating" comments and photos, said a source close to the investigation. French security services are scrambling to prevent further violence after two attacks in July that shocked the country just as it was starting to rebound from the jihadist bloodshed in Paris in November. On July 14, a 31-year-old Tunisian rammed a 19-tonne truck into crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day in the Riviera city of Nice, killing 86 people and wounding more than 400. And on July 26, two 19-year-olds stormed a church in the northern town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and slit the throat of an elderly priest. Several major cultural and sporting events were cancelled in the wake of the attacks on security grounds. https://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/32421769/three-held-in-france-in-august-for-planning-attacks/#page1
  5. Special bags for a special convention in Paris, France Anyone else have photos to share from this convention?
  6. Passersby dropped debris and spat on the spot where Bastille Day attacker Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel
  7. via TheWorldNewsOrg via journal.theworldnewsmedia.org
  8. On an emotional evening at the same venue where suicide bombers struck in the November attacks that killed 130 people across the city, Payet ensured the game ended on a high note with a sensational 20-yard strike. France, who triumphed in their last two major tournaments on home soil - Euro '84 and the 1998 World Cup - are favourites to win this time too. But after hitting the post early on through an Antoine Griezmann header, they struggled to find any fluency against a resolute Romania side, who also created good chances. Les Bleus' star-studded attack had to wait until the 58th minute to make the breakthrough, when Olivier Giroud headed home Payet's cross. Romania responded within seven minutes, with Bogdan Stancu scoring from the spot after Patrice Evra clipped Nicolae Stanciu inside the area. A draw looked the most likely outcome until Payet capped a brilliant individual display with his wonder goal in the 89th minute. The West Ham star apart, the hosts' performance was unconvincing but, for the whole of the France, the result mattered far more. The perfect start for France A win was the perfect start to a month of football which, it is hoped, can help to bring together a fractured country that will remain under a state of emergency for the duration of the competition. The scale of the police presence outside the Stade de France on Friday was obvious, with two separate checkpoints where fans were searched and tickets checked, but the day passed without any serious security incidents in Paris. Inside the stadium, the mood was set by a colourful opening ceremony followed by a stirring rendition of 'La Marseillaise' before kick-off but the game itself was far less entertaining. Payet proves he is a star performer Paul Pogba was billed as the star of this France team but it was Payet who was the outstanding performer against Romania. This game will be remembered for his winning goal but he was also behind almost all of France's best moments going forward. Before setting up Giroud's goal, he put chances on a plate for the Arsenal striker and Griezmann but both missed the target. He made no such mistake himself but was overwhelmed with emotion soon afterwards, and was substituted in tears. "At the start of the season, a lot of people would have found it hard to believe I would be here," said Payet after the game. "I have got here by working hard. When I saw the stadium tonight I knew I was going to have fun." Why did France's other players fail to shine? Credit must go to Romania, who showed why they had the best defensive record in qualifying, but some France players were worryingly flat. Pogba had a volley well saved by Ciprian Tatarusanu but failed to get his foot on the ball in midfield - and his side lacked a player who could dictate play from deep. N'Golo Kante put in the kind of all-action display we are used to seeing from him for Leicester but, one swinging crossfield ball apart, did not open Romania up. On top of the lack of balance in midfield, France were worryingly open at the back. Their makeshift central defensive partnership of Adil Rami and Laurent Koscielny has played only two games together before this tournament and it showed. Hugo Lloris rescued them with a brilliant early save from Stancu but better sides than Romania will be more ruthless in front of goal. Man of the match - Dimitri Payet (France) France manager Didier Deschamps said recently that "every time he touches the ball, something happens" and the West Ham star proved him right. He was behind all of Les Bleus' best moments and looked like the only player capable of opening up Romania. What they said France manager Didier Deschamps: "It was a tricky match. Romania made it complicated - for the first 20-25 minutes we had a tough time of it. The opening match of a tournament is like playing in a cup final and we were a bit timid. "But I put four attacking players on to go for the win and I am delighted for the players that they got it." Former France striker Thierry Henry on BBC Radio 5 live: "Dimitri Payet thought he was going to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He was involved in every qualifying game but they took that away from him. "Tonight you saw a man who was hurt. He was saying with that performance 'you didn't take me to the World Cup and I am going to show you'. He wanted every single ball. You can't win a game by yourself. but that strike... oh my gosh. "No one is going to take what is happening to him now away from him. He showed tremendous desire. He was the one that drove the team forward." The stats you need to know Romania have never won their opening game at a European Championship finals tournament (D3 L2). Romania conceded the same number of goals in this match (2) as they did in their entire Euro 2016 qualification campaign (2). Olivier Giroud has now scored eight goals in his last six starts for France. There has now been a penalty given in three of the last four European Championship finals opening games (2004, 2012 & 2016), with all of them coming against the host nation. Kingsley Coman became the youngest player to play for France in a major international tournament (aged 19 years 362 days). What next? The other teams in Group A, Albania and Switzerland, meet in Lens on Saturday - the same day England play Russia and Wales take on Slovakia in Group B. France are back in action when they play Albania in Marseille on Wednesday evening. Romania stay in Paris, and take on Switzerland at Parc des Princes earlier the same day. France have won all six of the European Championship finals matches on home turf (five in 1984, one in 2016) Dimitri Payet made seven key passes (yellow) and one assist (blue) as well as his winning goal Dimitri Payet is the first French player to score and provide an assist in one European finals game since Thierry Henry in 2000 (vs Czech Republic) Source: http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/36441485
  9. Rennes has been engulfed by violent protests over labor reform that will see longer working hours for less money. The rallies have been happening since March 31, with hundreds of thousands taking to streets all over France.