France News – CC87 Ported OC http://cc87portedoc.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 07:38:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://cc87portedoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png France News – CC87 Ported OC http://cc87portedoc.com/ 32 32 Offshore Project News Roundup | September 20 – Investigations in Europe and Australia, French and Taiwanese wind farm installations and more https://cc87portedoc.com/offshore-project-news-roundup-september-20-investigations-in-europe-and-australia-french-and-taiwanese-wind-farm-installations-and-more/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:22:40 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/offshore-project-news-roundup-september-20-investigations-in-europe-and-australia-french-and-taiwanese-wind-farm-installations-and-more/ Construction work is progressing on wind farm projects in Taiwan and France while studies are underway off Australia and Italy. Subsea installation work will be undertaken in Brazil. Finally, a dismantling project will cover four large platforms in the British North Sea. Allseas secures the dismantling works of TAQA Allseas has been awarded a dismantling […]]]>

Construction work is progressing on wind farm projects in Taiwan and France while studies are underway off Australia and Italy. Subsea installation work will be undertaken in Brazil. Finally, a dismantling project will cover four large platforms in the British North Sea.

Allseas secures the dismantling works of TAQA

Allseas has been awarded a dismantling contract by TAQA UK for the removal and disposal of
several Northern North Sea (NNS) facilities.

The Engineering, Preparation, Removal and Disposal (EPRD) contract includes TAQA’s Eider Alpha, Tern
Alpha, North Cormorant and Cormorant Alpha platforms. The combined weight of the topsides and jackets to be removed is approximately 114,000 tonnes.

Allseas task is to remove four platform tops, three steel support casings and transport them to a suitable location
site installation on land for dismantling, with the aim of reusing or recycling 95% or more of the materials.

The rigs are located close to each other, approximately 100 kilometers northeast of Shetland, in waters at depths ranging from 150 to 167 metres. All structures will be lifted and transported ashore as individual units using Allseas heavy lift vessel Pioneering spirit.

Platform deletions are planned after 2025.

Fugro will carry out site studies for the future Italian offshore wind farm

Photo: Fugro

Renexia, part of Italy’s Toto Holding, has awarded Fugro a study contract for the Med Wind floating wind farm in the Strait of Sicily.

Fugro will provide Renexia with detailed geophysical and marine environmental studies, deploying state-of-the-art equipment and specialized personnel to acquire comprehensive geographic data at the location of the proposed wind farm and along the two proposed export cable corridors. The acquisition will take place at depths between 300 and 900 meters.

The results of the analysis will be used to advise on geohazard mitigation and identify a safe route for the installation of the two export cables.

When completed, Med Wind will be one of the largest renewable energy projects in the Mediterranean, with 190 floating turbines for a total installed capacity of 2.8 GW.

Shearwater GeoServices and WesternGeco Sign Seismic Acquisition Agreement

geo coral (Photo: Shearwater GeoServices)

Shearwater GeoServices has entered into a multi-year agreement to purchase geophysical data acquisition services from WesternGeco and award a study in Australia under the new agreement.

The agreement provides access to Shearwater’s full suite of acquisition technologies and its global fleet of seismic vessels.

The survey assignment, in the Bonaparte Basin off Australia, will last approximately two and a half months and will be conducted by the acquisition vessel geo coral. The survey is subject to regulatory approvals in Australia.

The objective of the proposed seismic survey is to provide an enhanced subsurface image of the eastern flank of the Vulcan and Londonderry High sub-basin. The new data will provide a better understanding of the subsurface, which to date has been limited due to the inability of old surveys to resolve shallow carbonate intervals and complex faulting.

TechnipFMC Wins TotalEnergies EPCI Subsea Contract Offshore Brazil

TechnipFMC has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contract with TotalEnergies.

The work will be undertaken in TotalEnergies’ Lapa North East field in the pre-salt Santos Basin offshore Brazil.

TechnipFMC will reconfigure and install the umbilicals and flex lines in a new configuration that will further secure field production.

Jan De Nul completes the installation of the foundations of a wind farm in Taiwan and the installation of a turbine offshore France

Photo: Jan De Nul

Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the installation of the 47 jacket foundations and 188 pin piles, as well as the four export cables and the 47 inter-grid cables of the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.

In the coming weeks, a vessel from local partner Dong Fang Offshore (DFO) will continue to provide easy access on foot to work for crews finalizing cable terminations, allowing the entire wind farm to be energized. Jan De Nul will complete the burial and stabilization of the remaining cables during the month of September 2022.

Jan De Nul has also successfully completed the transport and installation of 80 sets of 6 MW wind turbines on the Saint-Nazaire wind farm project in the Bay of Biscay 12 kilometers off the coast of France. The installation took five months and was completed in early September.

The Saint-Nazaire offshore wind farm will have a total capacity of 480 MW when it becomes operational at the end of 2022.

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France Football Ligue 1 | Sports https://cc87portedoc.com/france-football-ligue-1-sports/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 14:39:05 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/france-football-ligue-1-sports/ Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]]]>

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French Orthodox Church opens investigation into historic abuses │ GMA News Online https://cc87portedoc.com/french-orthodox-church-opens-investigation-into-historic-abuses-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 23:05:28 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/french-orthodox-church-opens-investigation-into-historic-abuses-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ PARIS, France — The head of the Orthodox Church of France announced on Friday an internal investigation into allegations of child abuse at a monastery in southern Hérault more than 30 years ago. The announcement came after the Liberation newspaper reported the story of three brothers who said they were repeatedly raped as children. They […]]]>

PARIS, France — The head of the Orthodox Church of France announced on Friday an internal investigation into allegations of child abuse at a monastery in southern Hérault more than 30 years ago.

The announcement came after the Liberation newspaper reported the story of three brothers who said they were repeatedly raped as children.

They said two members of the Orthodox monastery of Saint-Nicolas-de-la-Dalmerie in the late 1970s abused them, starting at the ages of 8, 10 and 12 respectively.

“Reading this article and the information it contains, their assertion is founded,” said Metropolitan Dimitrios, head of the Orthodox Church in France.

In a statement, he promised to “seek and establish the truth”.

“The perpetrators of these acts are now deceased and the unspeakable acts they committed” happened too long ago to be prosecuted in French justice, he added.

“That is why we are committed to conducting an open and transparent investigation into this monastery, its past and its present.”

He would be “attentive to any new cases that may arise in this context or any other”, he added, would cooperate with the authorities and, if they so wished, meet the victims.

AFP could not reach the monastery for comment on Friday. — France Media Agency

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Toronto woman loses $4,000 to pickpocketing while visiting France https://cc87portedoc.com/toronto-woman-loses-4000-to-pickpocketing-while-visiting-france/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 22:33:22 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/toronto-woman-loses-4000-to-pickpocketing-while-visiting-france/ A Toronto teacher said she was looking forward to visiting a friend in France last July until she was pickedpocketed on the Paris metro. “Once I got back to my friend’s house, I looked in my backpack and my wallet was gone. It contained around 200 euros and my debit and credit card,” Robyn Selvam […]]]>

A Toronto teacher said she was looking forward to visiting a friend in France last July until she was pickedpocketed on the Paris metro.

“Once I got back to my friend’s house, I looked in my backpack and my wallet was gone. It contained around 200 euros and my debit and credit card,” Robyn Selvam said.

Selvam said she used her credit card to buy train tickets and had to enter her PIN into the payment terminal.

“I think someone must have seen me enter my PIN and then steal my wallet and credit card,” Selvam said.

Selvam said she called her bank, Scotiabank, but was put on hold for three hours trying to get through. Meanwhile, the thieves were able to rack up $3,932 in purchases and cash advances before the credit card was cancelled.

When Selvam contacted Scotiabank there was an investigation and they were told in a letter from the claims department that “we have determined that you (or another cardholder on the account) have been grossly negligent by failing to fulfill your obligations to protect your card, account, PIN or password.

Selvam was informed that she was responsible for the losses.

“It’s a huge sum to pay back, especially since I didn’t spend anything,” Selvam said.

Travel expert Loren Christine said when you travel, especially in Europe, you need to be on the lookout for pickpockets trying to sniff out tourists in busy areas.

“I think you need to be aware of that, hopefully it won’t cloud your holiday too much, but it’s something you always need to be aware of to make sure it doesn’t happen to you,” Christie said.

Christie said pickpockets often use distractions to try to rob people by creating a diversion or working with another person.

“If a stranger is approaching you and getting closer to you, it shouldn’t be happening, and there’s no reason for it to happen. It should be a red flag and you want to keep an eye on your valuables,” Christie said.

Christie recommends that when visiting a city, take only what you need for the day, put your wallet and phone in your front pocket, and leave your valuables and passport in a hotel safe or another safe place.

The 10 worst places for pickpockets in the world according to Money.co.uk are as follows.

1. Las Ramblas, Barcelona Spain

2. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

3. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy

4. Charles Bridge, Prague, Czech Republic

5. Sacred Heart, Paris, France

6. Colosseum, Rome, Italy

7. Old Town Square, Prague, Czech Republic

8. Louvre, Paris, France

9. Notre Dame de Paris, Paris, France

10. Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, ​​Spain

CTV News contacted Scotiabank on Selvam’s behalf and Scotiabank’s Director of Canadian Banking Communications, Elizabeth McFadden, said: “Scotiabank cannot comment on specific customer issues for privacy reasons, but we take cases of alleged fraud very seriously and will continue to work directly with this client.

“At Scotiabank, we have strong measures in place to help ensure the security of our customers’ financial transactions and the privacy of their information. We also encourage customers to help us prevent fraud on their accounts, which includes measures such as setting passwords to guess, not sharing their passwords with others, or writing them down in places easy to find, and protect the keypad, ATM or other devices when entering their PIN or other access information.

Selvam told CTV News she was contacted yesterday and told that the charges incurred by the pickpockets would be refunded to her credit card.

“I’m so grateful. Almost $4,000 is a lot of money for me, so it was a huge relief,” Selvam said.

Before you go on a trip, make a list of everything in your wallet and take pictures of your credit cards and passport and consider using a money belt or having secret pockets with zippers that are not easily accessible.

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Safeture reaches a major milestone in the French market https://cc87portedoc.com/safeture-reaches-a-major-milestone-in-the-french-market/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 07:24:00 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/safeture-reaches-a-major-milestone-in-the-french-market/ LUND, Sweden, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Safeture AB has signed a partnership agreement with Amarante International, one of France leading providers of security consulting and management services. Thanks to this agreement, Safeture quickly gained several new customers. Large companies such as Airbus, Lufthansa and Corsair, which are part of TUI, will be able to […]]]>

LUND, Sweden, September 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Safeture AB has signed a partnership agreement with Amarante International, one of France leading providers of security consulting and management services.

Thanks to this agreement, Safeture quickly gained several new customers. Large companies such as Airbus, Lufthansa and Corsair, which are part of TUI, will be able to access Safeture technology in the future.

The innovative platform provider for travel and employee security provided by Safeture is now also active in France on a large scale. The company’s SaaS services are offered through its new partner Amarante International. Amarante is a leading provider of security consulting and management services in France.

Founded in 2007 and based in Paris, the company employs 1,250 people in 20 offices around the world. Amarante’s services include risk analysis, crisis management, security awareness training and personal protection. In addition to the European Union, governmental organizations and internationally active companies such as the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) such as BASF, Schindler, Givaudan, Layher and Airbus. Amarante also counts among its customers many tourism companies such as the airline Corsair, which belongs to TUI, or the French subsidiary of Lufthansa.

“Security in global mobility is becoming increasingly important to our customers and the requirements are increasing with ever increasing complexity. We have realized that to continue to benefit from our business, we want to partner with the best”, says the CEO of Amaranth. Alexander Hollander.

“We received a call from Amarante after selecting the appropriate vendors in the market and then the process was fast from first demo to finalizing the deal. During our discussions we explained how Amarante could leveraging their business with Safeture, customer migration, post-sales, integrating risk intelligence into the platform and much more.The first joint customer was up and running within days and is already investigating several calls for joint offers to date,” says Magnus HultmannCEO of Safeture.

Safeture operates a fully cloud-based platform for travel security, risk and crisis management, and emergency communication. The central components of the platform are the security management tool, with which companies can locate their employees anywhere in the world, communicate with them and support them in the event of a crisis, and the Safeture application. It provides users with a real-time alert system on security-related issues in their environment and, using the emergency button, the ability to call for help in an emergency at a glance. single click. The app includes various other features such as country information, medical databases, flight information, currency converters, and e-learning.

Alexander Hollander and Magnus Hultmann

About Amaranth:

Created in 2007 by former executives of the French armies, Amarante celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2022. With 1,250 employees in more than 20 countries, the group is today a benchmark player in the security market in France and abroad.

For more information, visit www.safeture.com or contact:

CEO of Security Magnus Hultmann: +46 706 00 81 66. [email protected]

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Thinks he’s better than Messi, now karma hits Kylian Mbappé in France https://cc87portedoc.com/thinks-hes-better-than-messi-now-karma-hits-kylian-mbappe-in-france/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 14:25:09 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/thinks-hes-better-than-messi-now-karma-hits-kylian-mbappe-in-france/ Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi September 11, 2022, 08:25 Lionel Messi’s start to the season leaves a lot to be desired, and the player seems to have found his new big role for this year. The Argentine is already the top scorer in all European leagues and wants to continue his success with the club. […]]]>
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi’s start to the season leaves a lot to be desired, and the player seems to have found his new big role for this year. The Argentine is already the top scorer in all European leagues and wants to continue his success with the club.

On the other hand, Kylian Mbappé thought he would be the great protagonist of this Paris Saint-Germain after all his demands in the renewal of the team. From now on, the Frenchman finds himself immersed in a team where Neymar and Messi are in charge.

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The evolution of Lionel Messi

Paris Saint-Germain have found their great playmaker in Messi. At Lionel’s feet passes the vast amount of football and options generated by the club. However, his big partner is Neymar and not the Frenchman.

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2022 French WorldSBK Results – Cycle News https://cc87portedoc.com/2022-french-worldsbk-results-cycle-news/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 22:01:34 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/2022-french-worldsbk-results-cycle-news/ Gordon Ritchie | September 9, 2022 Friday Superbike A strange day of changeable weather greeted the WorldSBK riders after their long summer break. The best times were set in the early laps of FP1 – just before the rains got too heavy for anyone to improve. While the wet conditions again came at a bad […]]]>

Gordon Ritchie | September 9, 2022

Friday

Superbike

A strange day of changeable weather greeted the WorldSBK riders after their long summer break. The best times were set in the early laps of FP1 – just before the rains got too heavy for anyone to improve. While the wet conditions again came at a bad time for most drivers in FP2, Alex Lowes (Kawasaki Racing Team) thus found himself the fastest driver, thanks to his performance in FP1 and a lap of 1’39.107.

In the wet conditions of the afternoon FP2 session, Jonathan Rea (KRT) was fastest, but only 19th overall as he never had a dry track to work on in FP1 or 2 – as many other WorldSBK riders.

Lowes dominated on Friday due to his FP1 time.

Michael Ruben Rinaldi (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) finished second overall and Toprak Razgatlioglu (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) third.

Alvaro Bautista (Aruba.it Racing – Ducati) finished fourth fastest in FP1 but crashed in the wet conditions of FP2. The championship leader recovered and left in wet conditions, taking advantage of his first time in FP1 for his fourth place overall.

Just to complicate matters further, there was a red flag 22 minutes into FP2, due to debris from a crashed bike lying on the track surface. The session was quickly restarted, but still in largely wet conditions.

Andrea Locatelli (Pata Yamaha WorldSBK Team) finished fifth on day one.

The top independent rider was again Axel Bassani (MotoCorsa Racing Ducati) – sixth – with fellow privateer Ducati Philipp Öttl (Team GoEleven Ducati) seventh.

A determined Xavi Virgo (HRC Honda) finished eighth.

Scott Redding (BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team) was the top BMW rider in ninth place and Luca Bernardi (Barni Spark Racing Ducati) rounded out the top ten on day one.

Better weather conditions are predicted for Saturday and Sunday, making FP3 a particularly important time for everyone ahead of Superpole qualifying.

WorldSBK France 2022 Results — Friday FP2 (wet)

1 Jonathan Rea (kaw) 1:49.379s
2 Axel Bassani (duke) + 1.028s
3 Alex Lowe (kaw) + 1.639s
4 Alvaro Bautista (duke) + 1.739s
5 Mr. Ruben Rinaldi (duke) + 2.014s

WorldSSP

Local driver Valentin Debise (GMT94) proved to be the fastest driver on Friday in his home round at Magny Cours, making the most of the slowly drying track conditions in FP2.

Federico Caricasulo (Althea Racing Ducati) was second, followed by championship leader and new MotoE champion Dominique Aegerter (Ten Kate Racing Yamaha) third.

Fast rookie Adrian Huertas (MTM Kawasaki) was fastest of all in FP1 in all-wet conditions and then fourth overall.

Nicolo Beluga (Aruba Racing Ducati) wasn’t the best Ducati rider today, but he was still fifth fastest.

WorldSBK France 2022 Results Debise
Local boy and former MotoAmerica rider Valentin Debise went P1 in Supersport.

After announcing his retirement at the end of this season, Jules Cluzel (GMT94 Yamaha) finished sixth on Friday at Magny Cours.

The best Triumph rider on day one was Hannes Soomer (Dynavolt Triumph Street Triple RS) in seventh place.

All of the competing manufacturers were in the top eight when Niki Tuuli (MV Agusta Reparto Corse F3 800 RR) joined the top ten riders, ahead of Andy Verdoia (GMT94 Yamaha) and wet weather expert Kyle Smith (VFT Racing Yamaha ).

The weather conditions should improve as the weekend progresses, after a difficult Friday on an ever-changing track.

WorldSSP France 2022 Results—Friday

1 Valentin Debise (Yam) 1:41.776s
2 Federico Caricasulo (Yam) +0.023s
3 Dominique Agerter (Yam) +0.139s
4 Adrian Huertas (kaw) +0.358s
5 Nicholas Bulega (duke) +0.436s

For more WorldSBK news and results click here

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Quinn Simmons withdraws from Worlds due to post-Tour de France fatigue https://cc87portedoc.com/quinn-simmons-withdraws-from-worlds-due-to-post-tour-de-france-fatigue/ Mon, 05 Sep 2022 14:40:23 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/quinn-simmons-withdraws-from-worlds-due-to-post-tour-de-france-fatigue/ When USA Cycling announced its squad for the UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, one name was surprisingly absent – that of Quinn Simmons, the 2019 Junior World Champion. Asked about his omission from the Maryland Cycling Classic, the 21-year-old said he was too tired from his Tour de France debut to accept a […]]]>

When USA Cycling announced its squad for the UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong, Australia, one name was surprisingly absent – that of Quinn Simmons, the 2019 Junior World Champion.

Asked about his omission from the Maryland Cycling Classic, the 21-year-old said he was too tired from his Tour de France debut to accept a spot.

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‘Abuse’ Magomedov destroys Dustin Stoltzfus in France https://cc87portedoc.com/abuse-magomedov-destroys-dustin-stoltzfus-in-france/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 19:10:05 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/abuse-magomedov-destroys-dustin-stoltzfus-in-france/ WHAT A START FOR ABUS MAGOMEDOV 👏 #UFCParis pic.twitter.com/5rV1V8Ds3W — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 3, 2022 Abusupiyan Magomedov took the scorched earth approach. The 32-year-old Russian wowed the crowd on his long-awaited Ultimate Fighting Championship debut as he obliterated Dustin Stoltzfus with a front kick to the face and follow-up punches in the first round […]]]>

Abusupiyan Magomedov took the scorched earth approach.

The 32-year-old Russian wowed the crowd on his long-awaited Ultimate Fighting Championship debut as he obliterated Dustin Stoltzfus with a front kick to the face and follow-up punches in the first round of their preliminary UFC Fight Night 209 on Saturday at the Accor Arena in France. A short-notice replacement for Makhmud Muradov, Stoltzfus (14-5, 1-4 UFC) retired 19 seconds into the first round.

Magomedov (25-4-1, 1-0 UFC) forced former Contender Series Dana White into a retreat after he ate the front kick, backed him up with a right uppercut and snagged him. leveled with hooks with both hands before hitting him with punches for a spectacular save. It was the sixth sub-minute finish of the former two-division Superior Fighting Championship title holder.

Haqparast surpasses ex-teammate Makdessi

Tristar Gym star Nasrat Haqparast closed the book on the first two-fight losing streak of his career with a unanimous decision over former teammate John Makdessi in a three-round lightweight showdown. Haqparast (14-5, 6-4 UFC) swept the scorecards with 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 from the judges.

Makdessi (18-8, 11-8 UFC) relied on intense pressure and an active kicking game, but failed to corral his more elusive counterpart. Haqparast parried the Canadian with a counter left hook in the second round, started stringing combinations together and seemed to be equally effective at targeting the body and the head. He shuffled two takedowns late in the third round to add insurance.

Makdessi, 37, has lost two of his last three fights.


Ziam sinks Figlak undefeated

Sanford MMA’s Fares Ziam bounced back from his Feb. 26 loss to Terrance McKinney with a unanimous decision over previously undefeated Michael Figlak in a three-round slight tilt: All three members of the bench sided with Ziam (13 -4, 3-2 UFC): 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28.

Figlak (8-1, 0-1 UFC) was aggressive early on, perhaps wrongly so, but found himself outplayed in virtually every phase. Ziam drew blood with ground and pound in the first round, knocked down the Trojan Free Fighters standout with an exquisite close spinning elbow in the second and battled through brief adversity in the third. There, Figlak climbed aft at one point and climbed into full mount, only to abandon his position moments later.

Ziam, 25, has won three in his last four appearances.

Replacement of the wrecks of Saint-Denis Miranda

Venum training camp rep Benoit St. Denis hit Gabriel Miranda with punches in the second round of their action-packed encounter at lightweight. A short-notice replacement for Christos Giagos, Miranda (16-6, 0-1 UFC) checked 16 seconds into Round 2.

St. Denis (10-1, 2-1 UFC) was relentless in his pursuit. The Frenchman fed on the energy of the hometown crowd, set the tone with a body kick, ran through the shots the Brazilian tried to respond with and wore him down with a buildup of punishments. He knocked Miranda down twice in less than five minutes, tipped him to the brink at the end of the first round and picked up where he left off as soon as the middle stanza was in progress. St. Denis floored the MMA Masters star with a clean right hook, dragged him to the canvas and finished him with follow-up punches.

The setback was Miranda’s first in nearly four years.

Quinonez Zaps Reeling Taha

Entram Gym prospect Christian Quinonez buried former Fair Fighting Championship titleholder Khalid Taha with punches in the first round of their bantamweight clash. Without a win since April 13, 2019, Taha (13-5, 1-4 UFC) succumbed to blows at 3:15 a.m. of Round 1.

A late replacement for Taylor Lapilus, Quinonez (18-3, 1-0 UFC) took advantage of his opportunity. Dana White’s Contender Series graduate held Taha at bay with a steady jab, dodged the return shot and went about his business inside the Octagon. Quinonez dropped the German with a right hook over the top, shoved him onto his back and sealed the deal with a quick flurry of hammer-to-nail blows.

Quinonez, 26, will ride a five-game winning streak in his next mission.

Eggar Choke submits Perez

Buddy Gym exporter Stephanie Egger rebounded from an Aug. 6 submission loss to Mayra Bueno Silva as she brushed off promotional newcomer Ailin Perez with a rear-end choke in the second round of their featherweight couple feminine. A short-notice replacement for Zarah Fairn dos Santos, Egger (8-3, 3-2 UFC) ended 4:54 into Round 2.

Perez (7-2, 0-1 UFC) didn’t factor much into the equation. Egger executed multiple throws and trip kills, dominated grappling exchanges, and effectively stopped the former Samurai Fight House champion on the mat. At the end of the second round, the Swiss judoka stepped up to Perez’s back, distracted her with a floor and a book and blocked the fight-ending choke.

Egger, 34, has won three of his last four fights.

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A French couple transforms a war bunker into housing https://cc87portedoc.com/a-french-couple-transforms-a-war-bunker-into-housing/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 06:42:30 +0000 https://cc87portedoc.com/a-french-couple-transforms-a-war-bunker-into-housing/ It is now possible to sleep in a military bunker in Finistère, Brittany, after a local couple transformed the former hideout into comfortable accommodation. Formerly a restricted military site, the place is now open to the public, for those looking for an unusual stay steeped in history, after a renovation by Serge and Virginie Colliou. […]]]>

It is now possible to sleep in a military bunker in Finistère, Brittany, after a local couple transformed the former hideout into comfortable accommodation.

Formerly a restricted military site, the place is now open to the public, for those looking for an unusual stay steeped in history, after a renovation by Serge and Virginie Colliou.

It can be rented by the night, for eight people, from €320. It can also be rented in its entirety for parties, with a capacity of 25 people, with a caretaker on site, from €1,480 per night.

The L479 bunkers are located near Saint-Pabu, a few meters from Corn ar Gazel beach. They were built in 1943.

The buildings were used during World War II as accommodation for German army commanders and are just some of the fortification systems built along the European coast by the Third Reich during the conflict.

About 12,000 were built along the Atlantic coast, from Norway to the French Basque Country, between 1942 and 1944.

Read more: Painful and Important History of French WWII Bunkers

Serge Colliou told the local news site Côté Brest: “Reserved for officers, it was the decision-making center for the whole north coast of Finistère.”

A total of 13 bunkers have been built, but only this one has been renovated so far.

The couple have lived in Saint-Pabu for more than 10 years. They discovered the bunker by chance, having bought a plot of land on which the bunkers are located, for €35,000, in 2017.

Mr Colliou said: “We didn’t buy a bunker, we bought the land. But the thing with Saint-Pabu is that the bunkers are located on private property.

“We already had a bunker in our garden, an anti-aircraft battery of about 60m2, which we had already renovated.”

Bunker L479 was a much bigger challenge. It extends over 400 m2 spread over two floors and 24 rooms, and remained abandoned for 70 years. Part of it is 12 meters below the surface. The renovation took 18 months to complete.

Mr Colliou said: “The hardest part was digging it up, because it had been filled in and camouflaged. Then to clean it. It took eight people, working full time, two months.

Today it has a living room (the former “map room”), a bedroom (the former communications room) and the operations center is now a “hammock room” with hammocks for sleep and relax. There is also a dormitory, a smoking room and even a prison cell.

There is also a kitchen and two bathrooms.

“It’s not a museum, but there are little touches [of the past]said Mr. Colliou.

Decor includes replica weapons, old telephones, and metal cabinets. Photos of the former condition and use of the bunker are also displayed.

The couple discovered that reservations came from all over France, and even from abroad. Companies have also shown interest.

“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Mr. Colliou said, “For people who love history, it’s the best.”

All the pictures from Bunker-L479.com.

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