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    In September 2013, as the municipal elections approached, Eric Piol, in his forties and a regional councilor since 2010, was the messiah of the Grenoble left, uniting the Greens, anti-socialists, the Left Party, the anti-capitalist left and local associations. . Bernays, of Basque descent, came to Grenoble at the age of twenty to study at the National Polytechnic Institute and never left the city where he raised a family of four children. Married to his Catholic girlfriend from Louis-Barthou high school in Pau, this CNRS researcher’s son, the youngest of four siblings, has been a member of Amnesty International since his youth, involved in associations for school support and for the undocumented. Engaged in a partnership of entrepreneurs, he becomes sweet, cultured and playful. The icing on the cake: a senior executive at Hewlett-Packard who was fired in 2011 for opposing a relocation plan. In 2010, with ten years of seniority and a salary peaking at 184,000 euros, the former director of logistics for the “Services” activity for the Europe, Africa and Middle East region was awarded his “professional and...
    Paris (CNN)A day at the pool will be out of reach for some women this summer in the eastern French city of Grenoble, after a higher court upheld a ban on full-length swimsuits known as "burkinis' in public swimming pools. Following a series of protests by local Muslim women, the city had passed an edict in May 2021 allowing bathers at public pools in Grenoble to use the swimwear. But later that month, the city's administrative tribunal overruled the decision -- a ruling upheld on Tuesday by France's highest administrative court.In its ruling, the French Council of State invoked principles of religious neutrality, concluding that permitting the "burkini" would undermine "the equal treatment of users, so that the neutrality of the public service is compromised.""Contrary to the claimed objective of the city of Grenoble," the city's initial decision to authorize the "burkini" aimed "only to satisfy a demand of a religious nature," the court said.Read MoreIt also said Grenoble's decision would have allowed some bathers to contravene "hygiene and security rules."Religious neutrality is enshrined in modern French administrative principles, which...
    A small plane carrying a family of four crashed in the French Alps yesterday killing all four as well as the pilot, local rescue services said.  The tourist plane crashed moments after it took off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France, for what should have been a half-hour flight. Witnesses reported seeing it crash in a field near the town of Isere and alerted emergency services. A small plane carrying a family of four crashed in the French Alps yesterday, killing all four as well as the pilot, local rescue services said The tourist plane crashed moments after it took off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France, for what should have been a half-hour flight RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Beijing accuses Western media of 'vicious smearing against... Cable car accident leaves three people dead and dozens... Share this article Share When they arrived at the scene they were reported to have found the bodies of four adults and a child inside the wreckage. Around 60 firefighters...
    A FAMILY of four and a pilot have been killed in a tragic accident after their small plane crashed in the French Alps. The tourist plane was reportedly on its first flight, after taking off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France. 1The tourist plane crashed in Isere in the South of FranceCredit: Google It is understood the plane crashed near the town of Isere on Saturday in the Isère region, reports have suggested. The accident happened in the afternoon shortly after take-off from the Versoud airfield near Grenoble in southeast France, for what should have been a half-hour flight. Eye-witnesses to the crash tipped off the emergency services, who found the bodies of four adults and a child inside the plane's burnt-out wreckage. Around 60 firefighters were deployed to the site to put out the fire. Grenoble prosecutors have ordered an investigation into what happened, said regional officials.
    Far-left extremists are believed to have been involved in the sabotage of power lines in the southern commune of Villard-Bonnot that saw over 5,000 people go without power early Tuesday morning. Over the period from Monday night into Tuesday morning, a total of 5,539 people in Villard-Bonnot were without electricity after nine power lines were allegedly set on fire on the Brignoud bridge, which crosses the Isère river near the city of Grenoble. It has been suggested the fires may have been a deliberate act of sabotage by far-left extremists, who are also suspected of the arson of another power station in neighbouring Froges the night before. An anarchist symbol was reportedly left at the scene, French newspaper Le Dauphine reports. France: Far-Left Antifa Extremists Possible Suspects in Mass Sabotage of Internet Infrastructure https://t.co/ydwvfFowXn — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) May 8, 2020 A source told the newspaper that they believed the fires in Villard-Bonnot were a continuation of the arson from the previous night. Businesses have also been affected by the incident, including the French semiconductor company Soitec, which had to temporarily...
    GABRIELLE VERNIER helped fire her youthful France side to a slick TikTok Women’s Six Nations win over Italy and warned: We’re just getting started. Les Bleues racked up a clinical 39-6 triumph as tries from Madoussou Fall, Emeline Gros, Lea Murie, Emilie Boulard and Chloe Jacquet got their campaign off to a flier. 1France got their Women's Six Nations campaign off to a flier with a bonus-point win over ItalyCredit: Rex Minnows Italy could only muster two penalties through Michela Sillari in response as the six-time champions soared to a maximum-point haul in Grenoble. And 24-year-old centre Vernier, whose team host Ireland next weekend, said: “We will improve in the next game and do better. “There is a lot of youth in our team with a bench with a lot of players who are only around 20. “It's great for France that those young players play these kinds of matches – it’s a good sign for the future for the work we do to go to the Rugby World Cup.” Italy now face the daunting prospect of welcoming three-time defending...
    This is the nail-biting moment a daredevil biker cycled over the narrow arch of a bridge in France, risking plummeting into the river below. Professional mountain biker Aurelien Fontenoy filmed his death-defying stunt on the Sablon Bridge in his home town of Grenoble, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Footage shows the bike's handlebars rocking from side to side as the cyclist pedals up the narrow strip of concrete arching over the bridge, high above the Isère river.  Fontenoy, who did not use any safety equipment for the stunt, makes it safely to the highest point and pushes through his fear to freewheel down the other side.  Professional mountain biker Aurelien Fontenoy decided to cycle up and over the Sablon Bridge in his home town of Grenoble  The daredevil cyclist rides along the pavement before pedalling up the steep incline  Speaking after the stunt, which was shared on Fontenoy's Instagram on October 16, the three times world champion said: 'It's funny. I kept thinking there is a graveyard on the left after the bridge which I would be visiting if I made one wrong move.' As...
    ISSUES. Almost two years after the signing of a sector contract in Crolles (38), it is a few kilometers away that Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher returns this Thursday. Objective: to propose new structuring axes for this industry, by rebounding on the sovereignty issues encountered in the field of semiconductors. What should be the first steps in the succession of the Nano 2022 plan, which expires within 24 months?
    This is a sizeable bet, but one that surfs on the boom in the electric vehicle market. By 2023, Verkor is already at the head of a 150 hectare gigafactory, with the end result of nearly 2,000 jobs. And yet, it is not she who develops the batteries today. Its added value is intended in the phase which is now proving to be critical for a certain number of projects: namely the industrialization of the production chain, intended to supply the mass automobile market. “The battery market is booming and the needs are colossal, with hundreds of billions of euros invested in a hundred gigafactory projects », Explains Olivier Dufour, one of the co-founders of the project. The European battery alliance (EBA), launched by the European Commission and several member states in 2017, had herself noticed that many projects were being set up in the north and east of Europe, “But very few in the south and west, where there are nevertheless important manufacturers’ factories in Italy and Spain”. And despite the number of projects currently in the pipeline,...
    PARIS (AP) — Monaco won 1-0 at second-division Grenoble in the French Cup on Wednesday to make it eight straight wins in all competitions. Attacking midfielder Stevan Jovetic scored in the first half for Niko Kovac’s side. Also in the round of 64, Marseille won 2-0 at second-division Auxerre to snap a seven-game winless run. Struggling striker Dario Benedetto netted just his fifth goal in 29 games this season, and Ahmadou Bamba Dieng’s grabbed his first for Marseille since recently joining from Senegalese club Diambars. Nantes lost 4-2 at home to Lens, amid reports that coach Raymond Domenech was to be sacked after losing four and drawing four games since taking charge. Striker Andy Delort’s 11th goal in 22 games helped Montpellier earn a 2-0 win at Strasbourg. Bordeaux lost 2-0 at home to Toulouse, which is in second place in the second division. Later Wednesday, title holder Paris Saint-Germain played at second-tier Caen and league leader Lille was at Dijon. Lyon progressed on Tuesday after routing second-tier Ajaccion 5-1. ___ More AP soccer: https://apnews.com/hub/soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Copyright © 2021 The...
    In its latest ranking, the rating agency Arthur Loyd already considered the Grenoble ecosystem as a nugget. And for good reason: according to the figures of its latest attractiveness barometer published at the end of the year, young shoots from Grenoble occupied the first place on the podium at the national level (just after Paris), with 99 million euros raised in 2019. On the spot, the agency Invest in Grenoble even evoked a total of 117 million euros raised in 2019, with, in the top 4 of the operations which exceed 10 million, the rounds of table of the medtech Diabeloop (31 million), Nh TheraGuix (13 million), Remedee (11 million) and Waga Energy (10 million). “This is explained by a typology of startups as well as industrial sectors that are present in the Grenoble area, linked in particular to biotechs, deeptechs and high-precision industry, and where the amounts of fundraising are also more capital intensive », Affirmed then Cevan Torossian, studies and research director of Arthur Loyd. But what about the year 2020, when the French economy has slowed...
    The police put an end, on the night of Saturday to Sunday, to a clandestine evening bringing together a hundred participants in the suburb of Grenoble (south-eastern France) despite the curfew at 6 p.m. in force, and arrested three d ‘between them, especially for violence, we learned from the prefecture. The police intervened following the call, around 9:30 p.m., from a neighbor disturbed by the noise coming from a hangar in Saint-Martin-d’Hères (Isère), near Grenoble. Most of the “hundred” participants fled when the police arrived, who ended the party around 10:15 pm, but some tried to resist. Two of them were slightly injured, as well as two police officers, the same source said. Two “teufeurs” were arrested for violence against a person holding public authority, including the DJ, and a third for being suspected of having organized the evening. They were all taken into custody. Thirty-eight verbalizations were pronounced on the spot and the sound system was seized. It is not determined, at this point, whether or not the hangar owner authorized the evening. A 6:00 p.m. curfew has...
    Two children, ages 3 and 10, were miraculously saved from dying during a fire at their home in Grenoble, southeast France. The minors jumped from more than 10 meters high and were caught on the flight by several residents of the area who managed to avoid the tragedy. According to the AP, the two children were unharmed from the fall and would have some damage caused by inhaling smoke. In addition to the minors, 17 other neighbors were hospitalized, including four of those who put their arms to stop the fall of the two young men who had jumped out the window. The reason, Athoumani Walid, 25, a student in Grenoble, broke one of his wrists while helping to catch the children. “Data-reactid =” 21 “> As stated in La Razón, Athoumani Walid, 25, a student in Grenoble, broke one of the wrists while helping to catch the children. The images are heartbreaking and have quickly traveled around the world. TVE journalist Almudena Ariza has shared the images on her Twitter account. Heroic behavior in...
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