Did you know there are over 19,000 Indian nationals officially living in France? That is, at least, according the latest stats given to The Local from National Statistics Agency Insee. However one previous study put the figure at 27,700 including some 15,000 who had become naturalized French citizens. The number of Indians in France could also grow given that French governments have made efforts to attract more Indian students to its universities. Indeed by 2020 the hope among authorities is that as many as 10,000 international students from India had to France each year. That same study said the Indian population in France and indeed those from other south Asian countries are "among the least known components of France's social mosaic." The Insee figures, compiled in 2014, offer a good insight into where people from India can be found in France. So here's a closer look, starting with a glance across the country followed by a region-by-region breakdown. At a glance There … [Read more...] about Where in France are the Indian communities to be found?
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PAUL Hollywood’s young lover is staying at his new love nest — as it emerged her pet name for him is Cake Cake. The Bake Off host, 52, and Summer Monteys-Fullam — 30 years his junior — have been spotted at a secluded cottage he is renting. Sources say Summer has stayed there,and been seen carrying in her personal items. It follows their romantic break to Mauritius, where they made waves on a boat trip — the first time they’ve been pictured together. Instagram pics, which surfaced while they were on the break, showed Summer in a red swimsuit emblazoned with Cake Cake. And we can reveal it is a declaration of her devotion for Paul. A source explained:“In their early days together, she had his number saved in her phone as Cake Cake which is her nickname for him.” The source added: “Like millions of other women, Summer is in love with Paul’s baby blue eyes. “She says she loves how he makes her feel. "Everyone is watching to … [Read more...] about Paul Hollywood pictured for the first time on holiday with lover, 22, as it’s revealed she’s moved into his new country home
With IPL XI now almost upon us, the 578 payday hopefuls have been whittled down to the chosen few via this year’s ground breaking IPL auction. The mass jettisoning of players set to take place after the competition’s tenth edition prompted an inevitable backlash from team owners desperate to keep hold of their big telent. Each team, as a result, has been allowed to retain three players. Strong local talent, depth in key departments and an experienced senior playing group go a long way historically in the IPL, and the contract cycle change will likely highlight the teams who can gel their playing group together quickly. We take a look at each team’s chances and the business they’ve done, in The Independent’s IPL 2018 preview. Chennai Super Kings The prodigal son returns (well, one of two). CSK are back following two years on the betting scandal ‘naughty step’, with Stephen Fleming the man tasked with ensuring their return is a … [Read more...] about IPL 2018 guide: Team-by-team analysis ahead of the new season
GARY FARROW Last updated 09:49, April 6 2018 SUPPLIED Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson reported on growth in the region's economy. Visitor expenditure in the Waikato increased to $1.478 billion, a 5 per cent increase, for the year ending December 2017.Domestic visitors contributed $1.13b of the total, while international tourists made up the other $345 million.Those were just some of the highlights dished out by Hamilton & Waikato Tourism chief executive Jason Dawson, as part of the regional tourism organisation's six monthly reports for Waipa and Matamata-Piako districts.The Waikato remained the fifth biggest region for tourism in the country after Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown but continued to increase its share of the tourism dollar.Dawson used data released from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Development to track visitor expenditure.The figures were used in his … [Read more...] about Tourist spend reaches $1.4b in single year for the Waikato
There's an old saying in the entertainment industry: never work with children or animals. Yet, given their propensity for plot-holes and continuity errors, soap operas could also be added that list of no-gos for performers. After all, the combination of complicated scripts and hectic filming schedules is a recipe for disaster. This year alone has witnessed some epic blunders from all of the major shows, including Coronation Street, EastEnders and Emmerdale. But what are the most memorable? And why were they so bad? Here, from Albert Square to the cobbles of Weatherfield, we look back on the greatest soap gaffes of 2018 (so far)... Mick Carter's miraculous gunshot recovery Kick-starting 2018, EastEnders viewers feared Mick Carter would become the latest tragic casualty when he was shot on New Year's Day. The Queen Vic landlord was shot in the arm as Aidan's heist went drastically wrong, but fortunately he managed to survive the life-threatening injury. However, fans of the BBC soap … [Read more...] about Biggest soap blunders of the year revealed