After American television shows, Natania Lalwani is bringing her pop earworms to Bollywood

At a party held at the Penthouse Tim Mitchell Shakira in Miami last year, Natania Lalwani and her writing partner, Asha Madhukar wrote a song entitled Sober. Improvised creation was inspired by a text message from a friend who has just been broken.

“The text says something along the lines of” do not say it’s over until we’re sobriques “and I fell in love with this concept,” Lalwani said.

Lalwani and Madhukar performed the song live for Mitchell’s guests. “We played the song about 60 times in the loop while drinking wine on a Miami roof, so the top of the song we had written was an incredible night of music,” said Lalwani.

Relatively unknown in the pop scene in India and Bollywood music, Lalwani carves an identity in the American music industry for five years. She began recording her debut album, Hope and Anxiety, in 2012 when she was still at the Berklee Music School in Boston, but it is her first hit, Cherry Love (2012), which was aired on VH1 channel Lalwani music realized that it could do great.

Since then, Lalwani songs have begun to emerge in unexpected places: in recent years, their slopes have been made in the United States of X Factor, Open night with Seth Myers, Born This Way, teenage mom and Big Brother. The song, when it was young sung by Black Neo and written by Lalwani, reached its maximum point in the number three in the lists of Spotify of the United States and Global Viral.

Lalwani also writes music specifically for documentaries, including the series I Am Cait, which recounts the life of Caitlyn Jenner after her transitional class. Recently, the young man of 24 years wrote the music for the official trailer heart of Man, a document of fiction inspired by the faith.

The Lalwani style adheres to the pop-ear success formula of artists such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus: their songs are mainly about heart matters, they have rhythms, catchy melodies and saccharine words. Lalwani does not preclude experiment incorporating indie pop influences and electronic dance music into his music, and even scored a darker sound of his last prisoner.

It is already a return to a lighter one, with influences of EDM. “Cherry love was very independent songwriter and innocent, the last song, prisoner, was dark and heavy trap, but it is already warm and luminous. I always change and grew as a human being and still want to be reflected in my art as My greatest hope is to be as real and authentic as possible.

Music plays an important role in Lalwani’s life from an early age. “My mother listened to many English artists like Cat Stevens, Simon & Garfunkel, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, so she grew up listening to many of these artists,” Lalwani said. “The music was always around the house and I always have my helmet, which was a nuisance for the rest of my family.”

She received her first formal training in music under the stoppages of the Coral Ensemble in Mumbai, one of India’s most prestigious choirs and later studied music at the Berklee before moving to the Musician Institute in Los Angeles.

According to Lalwani, his music is inspired by the “details of any emotion.” “The subtleties of sadness or happiness, it’s beautiful to me. I always think it’s so cool that you can write an entire song three minutes based on a fleeting feeling or a moment and that lasts forever,” he said.

GST effect: The agitation over high tax rates for Tamil films is a sign of things to come

Cinema is sacrosanct in South India, and film ticket prices are even higher. This is why Tamil Nadu is in a strange dilemma and observed a temporary ban on new versions until the problems created by the imposition of the tax on goods and services are eliminated.

The maintenance of a price of the entrances in the roof is a pan-south phenomenon of India and has been historically a politically sensible subject. However, the film industry in the South had begun to discuss the increase in prices of regional film tickets to coincide with the new slabs imposed by the GST from 1 July.

The new tax places 18-28% of the ticket prices in the country. Tamil Nadu is about to have an additional tax due to its state government. Contrary to the rule “One nation, one tax,” the government of Edappadi Palaniswamy imposed an additional local tax of 30% on the theaters.

Between GST and local tax levels in Tamil Nadu rose 5%, the highest in any state in the country. The question is whether ticket prices in a state known for their protectionist policies would seriously have a choice but to be lifted.

“Maybe they will, maybe they will not,” said Abirami Ramanathan, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s film in Tamil Nadu. The room I hope the state government will eliminate the local tax. At least 1 060 screens in Tamil Nadu were closed after the Tamil Nadu Film Chamber has asked to stop on July 3.

“We welcome a common tax for the country, what we are against is the local body tax by 30%,” said Hindu Archana Kalpathi, CEO of AGS Cinemas. “Considering that we have a cap on ticket prices, we can not pass on taxes to the public. If theaters must pay movie entrance taxes, which greatly reduces the share of producers and Such a tax is a blow. ”

In a statement, actor and producer Kamal Haasan criticized the government of Tamil Nadu, accusing him of what is impossible cinema. “Neighboring states like Kerala have completely given up taking over state tax on film beyond the GST,” Haasan said.

“The film industry has asked Mr. CM Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan and he, through his Finance Minister, has quickly announced that Kerala has more taxes on trade and movie buffs. Karnataka was in addition to facilitating the well-being of the film industry. cinema.

Telangana and Andhra also do the best for their film industries. Only Tamil Nadu Government. This led to 30%. “Haasan is partly simply by observing other southern states do not foresee an additional tax. However, each of them addresses the impact of the GST on regional cinema.

No one wants the highest ticket rates, especially in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Telangana, which have historically benefited from the lowest prices through their respective governments. GST, tax exemption granted animation for movie theaters were canceled local in the south.

This means that the filmmakers have to pay more than any before watching movies in Karnataka’s movie theaters, for example. The same situation prevails in Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Even before the additional tax, the maximum price of tickets that was already discussed in Tamil Nadu.

Producers and exhibitors had already started discussing the increase in ticket prices since 1 July. Before GST, ticket prices were limited at Rs 50 for individual screens and Rs 120 for multiplex with three or more screens.

EC to Hold EVM Demo of Its Own, Decide on Hackathon Tomorrow

EC to Hold EVM Demo of Its Own, Decide on Hackathon Tomorrow

The Electoral Commission will hold a demonstration on Saturday to counteract the manipulation of EVM by a multitude of opposition parties, mainly the AAP. The date of the hackathon – the open challenge of the voting panel technocrats and political parties – is also likely to be announced on Saturday.
The demo poll comes just weeks after the party panel Aam Aadmi successfully managed to hack EVM when his deputy, Saurabh Bhardwaj, gave a point-by-point demonstration on how to forge the voting machine during an extraordinary session of The Assembly of Delhi. The AAP Arvind Kejriwal and Mahajan Samaj (BSP) party Mayawati claimed that the EVM had been falsified in parliamentary elections in February and March in five states and just Delhi civic surveys concluded. The Electoral Commission had a meeting on May 12 with representatives of seven national parties and 35 States Parties to assure them that the EVM can not be manipulated. After the meeting, Delhi’s head of government Arvind Kejriwal has alleged that the polling panel had renewed its promise to make a hackathon. However, the EC said that the challenge was on and that the date would be announced soon.

Akhilesh govt splurged Rs 15 crore on functions to distribute Rs 20 crore: CAG

Akhilesh govt splurged Rs 15 crore on functions to distribute Rs 20 crore: CAG

The AKHILESH Yadav Government in Uttar Pradesh has spent Rs 15.06 crore between 2012 and 2013 the value of the check distribution functions of Rs 20.58 crore to the beneficiaries of the unemployment benefit scheme. And when the plan provided that the money should be deposited directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
This surprising conclusion is part of a report from the “General and Social Sector”, prepared by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) and presented to the UP Assembly Thursday. According to the report, the previous SP government spent Rs 8.07 crore on seats, refreshments and other arrangements for these functions in 2012-2013 and Rs 6.99 million rupees in transporting the beneficiaries to the scene.
These controls were awarded to approximately 1.26 lakh unemployed and, in many places, were delivered personally by Akhilesh, then the head of government.
“An avoidable expense of Rs 15.06 crore was contracted to organize functions to distribute checks to beneficiaries Berozgari Bhatta Yojna ‘in 69 districts, although the unemployment benefit is credited to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries,” the report said Of CAG.
The quota system was initiated by the SP government 2003-2007 under Mulayam Singh Yadav with Rs 1000 for each of unemployed in the age of 30 to 40 years. The initiative concerned state residents enrolled in the employment office and an annual income of less than 36,000 Rs.
According to the CAG, the plan was reinstated by the Akhilesh government in May 2012. The report indicates that, in accordance with Rule 8.4 (i) of the Plan, payment should be submitted quarterly in cash savings accounts opened at Banks nationalized or in the chatria Gramin bank by the beneficiaries. Account details have been provided by beneficiaries on their application forms to make use of the plan.
The report also noted that the plan’s guidelines do not include any provisions for the transportation of beneficiaries or for seating and refreshment locations.
The report noted that the government, during a discussion on the project in November 2016, “acceptance of facts and figures, (and) opening bank accounts in the nationalized bank was mandatory according to the” Yama or vali “plan (Guidelines) “, stated that” payment to the beneficiary through bank accounts was not binding. “

Iran votes in verdict on President Hassan Rouhani’s economy, diplomacy

Iran votes in verdict on President Hassan Rouhani’s economy, diplomacy

Polls have opened Friday in Iran, voters voted to give their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani’s policy of opening up to the world and efforts to rebuild the stagnant economy. He faces a strong clergyman Ebrahim Raisi, 56, who has positioned himself as a defender of the poor and called for a much tougher line with the West.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei voted a few minutes after the polls opened at 8:00 am (03:30 GMT). “The fate of the country is in the hands of the Iranians,” he told reporters that he voted in his compound in Tehran.
The long queues had already been formed in the polling stations of the country. Rouhani, a moderate clergyman, 68, tried to frame the election as a choice between greater civil liberties and “extremism.”
He pushed the boundaries during the fortnight, criticising the continued detention of reformist leaders and activists and calling on security agencies not to interfere in the vote.
Raisi says he will build on the nuclear agreement with world powers 2015, which saw the brakes on Iran’s atomic program in exchange for a relief of sanctions but stressed the continued economic recession as evidence that diplomatic efforts have Failed Rouhani.
“Instead of using the capable hands of our young people to solve problems, they put our economy in the hands of strangers,” Raisi told a final meeting in the holy city of Mashhad on Wednesday.
Rouhani responded by calling on voters to keep straying Iran’s delicate diplomatic levers away.
“A wrong decision by the president could mean war and a right decision can mean peace,” he said in his own Mashhad compilation.
The election comes at a time of tension in US relations. And Iran.
Rouhani got a break on Wednesday when the administration of US President Donald Trump has agreed to continue to waive nuclear sanctions, keeping the agreement on track.
But Trump has launched a 90-day review of the agreement he could see abandoned and Iran’s regional rival visiting Saudi Arabia this weekend.
“For me, M. dialogue with the world and moderation in Rouhani society are very important,” said Zahra, a 32-year doctoral student in food science.
Under former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “sanctions really hurt us. It was difficult to get lab equipment and very difficult to get visas to study abroad.” Now, my colleagues can travel in France and the United States, “he said.

Austrian troops may stop Italy migrants at Brenner Pass

Austrian troops may stop Italy migrants at Brenner Pass

Austrian troops may stop Italy migrants at Brenner Pass

Austria is ready to deploy troops and armor at the Brenner Pass – a border crossing with Italy – if the influx of immigrants into Italy continues to grow.

Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil announced the measures in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung.

He said four Pandur armored vehicles had been sent to the Tyrol region and that 750 soldiers were on alert.

Austria has established its borders with Hungary. But in other places, it adheres to the system of opening of the borders of the EU.

Mr. Doskozil said a military deployment at the Brenner Pass would be “essential so that the influx of Italy [across the Mediterranean] does not diminish.”

The gangs of people smugglers exploited violence and chaos in Libya. The shortest journey from Libya to Italy is about 460 kilometers (290 miles).

Italy warned that the current arrivals of migrants is unsustainable and could even close their ports and salvage ships to prevent aid agencies.

The Schengen system – free movement on most European borders – has been overwhelmed by the influx of immigrants and refugees by 2015.
They reached central Europe through the Balkans – and the most sought after asylum in Germany. Since then, controls closer to the borders in the Balkans have reduced the number to the north of Greece.

Most of the influx was in Austria by Hungary. Many of those who arrived by train or on foot were refugees from Syria, Iraq and other areas of conflict.
Brenner’s passage is now considered a potential point of migration, as the influx to Italy so far this year is greater than last year.

Around 85 000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy in the first half of this year, across the Mediterranean.

The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said about 20% of the first half of 2016. More than 2,000 people died trying to reach Italy.

Note on Terminology: The BBC uses the term “migrant” to refer to all persons on the move who have not yet completed the legal process asylum application.

This group includes people from war torn countries like Syria, who are prone to refugee status fleeing, and people seeking employment and a better life, which governments are prone to reign are economic migrants.

Elton John bomb plotter Haroon Syed jailed for life

Elton John bomb plotter Haroon Syed jailed for life

Elton John bomb plotter Haroon Syed jailed for life

A 19-year-old man has been jailed for life for planning a bomb attack that may have targeted an Elton John concert or Oxford Street in central London.
Haroon Syed, of west London, admitted preparing acts of terrorism after trying to source weapons including a suicide bomb and machine gun.
He was caught after approaching MI5 officers, who were posing as a fellow extremist, via social media.
Syed was sentenced to a minimum of 16 years and six months.
Last year, his brother was jailed for life for plotting to behead someone on Remembrance Sunday.
Judge Michael Topolski QC said Syed wanted to carry out “an act of mass murder” and therefore a discretionary life sentence was warranted.
‘Do martyrdom’
Prosecutors say Syed’s plans ranged from becoming a suicide bomber to staging a gun attack, and while he initially boasted of working with others, those people did not materialise.
Instead, over the summer of last year, he made increasingly urgent efforts to secure weaponry.
After he went online looking for help, a purported jihadist fighting overseas, known only as Abu Isa, introduced him to another extremist going by the name Abu Yusuf.
This second man was, in fact, a group of MI5 officers who were playing the role of a jihadist in what became weeks of social media chat with Syed.
Teen admits planning ‘London bomb attack’
Duncan Penny QC, prosecuting, told the Old Bailey there was initially some “suspicion on both sides” before Abu Yusuf concluded that Syed was a “committed brother” he could deal with.
Syed then began talking about his aspirations and gave his contact a shopping list, saying he wanted “do martyrdom” after first causing “damage” with a machine gun.
“Can you get the gear?” asked Syed. “You will be involved right?
“Two things. Number one, machine gun and we need someone who can make a vest you know the dugma [button] one. So after some damage with machine gun then do itishadi [martyrdom] … that’s what I’m planning to do.”
The undercover officer told Syed guns were expensive – but he might be able to get someone to build a bomb. Syed floated the idea of going to fight overseas with his new-found friend – but revealed his passport had been cancelled by the authorities.
He tried and failed twice to get fraudulent loans of thousands of pounds to cover the cost of firearms – and eventually agreed to meet his contact in a coffee shop in Slough, Berkshire, to finalise an alternative plan.
Haroon Syed
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The 19-year-old admitted preparing acts of terrorism
Over two meetings, he talked about his aspirations and then handed over £150, asking for a bomb packed with nails. The conversation was secretly recorded.
“I was thinking of Oxford Street,” he told his contact. “If you put those things inside called nails, do you know what that is, nails? Those sharp things – lots of them inside.
“Good man, can’t wait akhi [brother]. If I go to prison, I go to prison. If I die, I die, you understand? I have got to get to Jannah [heaven].”
The undercover officer later told Syed a “bomb-making brother” would have the device ready within days – and the suspect went online to narrow his list of targets.
His web searches included “packed places in London” and “Elton John, Hyde Park, 11 September” – a major concert hosted by BBC Radio 2 which also featured Status Quo and Madness.
‘ISIS’ password
Prosecutors say Syed’s character had begun to change outwardly in late 2014, coinciding with the growing support among British extremists for the self-styled Islamic State group.
During the course of the investigation, detectives found his web searches jumped about as he tried to satisfy himself that an attack on civilians was theologically justifiable.
One of his last searches, a week before his arrest, was: “How can I stop being upset about the UK killing innocent Syrians and get on with my day?”
When counter-terrorist detectives arrested him in September and asked him for the password for his phone, he replied: “ISIS – you like that?”
Syed’s was one of 18 terror plots to have been foiled since 2013.
Mitigating, Mark Summers QC said it was a “crude, ill-thought-out” plan made at the behest of others.

The court heard Syed had fallen under the influence of members of banned extremist group Al-Muhajiroun, and that he now publicly rejected his past beliefs and condemned the recent bomb attack in Manchester.

No ‘specific agenda,’ but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

No ‘specific agenda,’ but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

No ‘specific agenda,’ but Trump, Putin have lots to discuss

WASHINGTON – The first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump Russian President Vladimir Poutine this week is going to be overwhelmed with global intrigues, but the White House says there is no specific agenda. So, in the absence of a number of issues, we are two of the most famous world leaders to discuss unpredictable?

Trump, who prefers to have carefully packaged achievements to pair with high-level meetings, perhaps in search of some concessions to Russia to prove that he made progress and helps restore a productive relationship between the two powers. Putin certainly wants something in return, and there is a long list of irritants between the two countries that they could solve.

Following the meeting, the White House National Security Council and State Department officials discussed possible actions that the United States could offer Russia within the framework of the meeting, said a former and former administration official. They were not allowed to comment publicly and ask for anonymity.
However, any external sign of cordiality between Trump and Putin immediately captured by critics of the president and the Russian hawks eager to show surrounding the Russian leader. Ongoing investigations into Russia’s interference in the US election and potential Trump collusion campaign will not be far from anyone’s mind.

The two leaders will sit in Hamburg, Germany, under the Group of 20. Before the meeting, Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak met in Washington on Monday to prepare US diplomat 3, Thomas Shannon.
Trump has been reluctant to publicly and directly recognize the role of Russia in the interference of US elections, by an apparent concern, undermines the legitimacy of his victory. He also insisted there was no collusion with him or his campaign, a finding that US investigators have yet to reach.

US officials say Russia has attempted to hack into electoral systems in 21 states and influence the Trump elections, a level of interference in the US political system that security experts are a high-level threat must carry out a Blunt response from the United States. Deny this.
There is no indication that Trump is considering increasing Russia’s interference in the meeting. However, if it does not, it will give fuel to critics who say that Trump openly ignores a major threat to national security. It could also encourage those who say that Trump is trying to cover the Russians after enjoying their interference.

5 reasons why Israel matters to India

5 reasons why Israel matters to India

5 reasons why Israel matters to India

NEW DELHI: Defense, agriculture, trade, diplomacy and water management will dominate the talks during the current visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Israel – the first prime minister of India to visit the Jewish homeland.

In addition to his official official commitments, Modi is also expected to meet Moshe Holtzberg, a survivor of the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attack in Mumbai 2008. Moshe was two years old when the attack occurred.

“Before the visit, the two countries have prepared a joint economic enterprises roadmap,” Haaretz said June 29, 2017.

“The Israeli cabinet approved a 23-page document pursuing dozens of bilateral measures and a budget of 280 million NIS (about $ 79.6 million, or Rs 514 crore) – a larger sum than Israel has never restricted to China, Africa and Latin America. No less than 11 departments participated in the preparation of the program.
India is the main destination for arms exports to Israel, buying 41 percent of exports between 2012 and 2016, according to the Stockholm International Research Institute for Peace, an independent international research institute and conflict.

Israel is the third largest source of arms in India, with a share of 7.2 percent in imports between 2012 and 2016, alongside the United States (14 percent) and Russia (68 percent).

Early indications of cooperation came during the 1962 Sino-Indian War, while Israel was providing military aid from India. Israel has also aided India during the wars with Pakistan in 1965 and 1971.

India rebuilt during the Six-Day War in 1967, Israel providing spare parts for French Mystere and Hurricane aircraft and AX-13 tanks (also made in France).

The emphasis on partnership was the provision of Israeli artillery shells during the Kargil war in 1999, while India faced a shortage.

In the late 1990s, a critical defense contract was purchased by Barak, an Indian, one air defense missile, purchased specifically for its ability to intercept Harpoon missiles manufactured in the United States deployed by Pakistan.

Indian imports of unarmed UAVs were almost all of Israeli origin. In 176 unmanned aerial vehicles purchased from Israel, 108 are unmanned aerial vehicles. UAV Searcher and Heron are 68.
In April 2017, India and Israel have signed a $ 2 billion for medium-range surface missile system, which will provide the Indian Army the opportunity to shoot down aircraft, missiles and drones distances of up to 70 km.

In September 2016, tests were conducted on surface-to-air long range missiles developed along with a range of 70 km, designed to equip three guided missile destroyers of the Indian Navy.

India has successfully tested the air-surface missile in SPYDER’s rapid response from Israel in May this year. The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to implement this system on its western border.

India and Israel also cooperate closely in the fight against terrorism problems through a joint working group in the fight against terrorism.

Several official ministerial and senior Israeli visits preceded the Modi tour. These were visits by Interior Minister LK Advani in 2000, former APJ President Abdul Kalam in 2008, Interior Minister Rajnath Singh in 2014, President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015 and Minister of Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in 2016.

Three ships of the Indian Navy, destroyer INS Mumbai, INS Trishul and frigate INS Aditya cistern made a goodwill visit to the port of Haifa in May 2017 to mark the 25 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

In Lofty Versailles Speech, Macron Tells the French to Prepare for Change

PARIS – By stating that citizens had a “thirst for overwhelming renewal,” President Emmanuel Macron urged French lawmakers to vote Monday on “gravity of the circumstances,” warning against fear and cynicism led by poverty, Terrorism, new forms of work and ecological change.

The new president has launched as much as an agent of change that France wanted and as a bulwark against his country a new uncertain world order.

Mr. Macron said very little since his election on May 7, cultivating a kind of mystery about his exact intentions. It broke this mid-season on Monday in a speech that lasted more than an hour in a rare joint session of the French parliament in Versailles.

He set a high standard for his five-year term, giving a tone but largely avoiding the details.

Instead, the president returned to the campaign mode: an extended and high-flying speech, centered largely on the quasi-mystical relationship of ordinary citizens to political power. This relationship was damaged, he suggested.
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Along the way, which has widespread, with moralists praise for France’s cultural heritage, a petition for the “fair and humane” treatment of refugees, the implementation of a less technological and semi-sought European Union hidden in the States United under President Trump when he warned against such “democracies, old allies, now threatening the established order.”

By American Expression standards, it was abstract. But Mr Macron was a point: the French citizens demanded changes after years of stagnation, had to change and it was man to do so.

“This is nothing less than the elimination between the French and Republic citizens, the relationship has dissolved within the framework of the mechanical exercise of energy,” Macron said.

“A contractual relationship,” he added. “Efficiency, representativeness and accountability, I want the emergence of a contractual republic.”

“Our democracy nourishes itself in action and in our capacity to change what is daily and real,” he said. “It’s not five years of adjustment and the half-measures we have before us,” said Mr. Macron. The French “waiting for a deep transformation.”

First, it was proposed to reduce by a third body that heard, the French swollen parliament of 900 members. He then told lawmakers that they had less regulation.

“We are going to put an end to the proliferation of legislation,” he said, which was not compatible with the changing economy and society that confronts France.

This motive was consistent with the disdain that Mr. Macron has shown since the beginning of the world of conventional French politics.
“The French showed their impatience with a political world made up of hollow sterile disputes and ambitions in which we have lived so far,” he said Monday.

Surveys show that the French are now more optimistic than they were in recent years. Mr. Macron wanted to encourage optimism about the future Monday.

France was asked to become “the center of a new humanist project for the world,” informing citizens to beware of “cynicism that remains at home.”

He added, “And that’s all we need to close it, day after day.”

He entered the French press, which he has largely avoided since his election, calling for “putting an end to these men hunting” to “the unceasing pursuit of scandal” and a “frenzy of shame for us” – and it has already cost several Ministers contaminated by the potential for financial misconduct.

“This year he probably would not have been elected except by revelations in the media about a power-deflecting scandal affecting his main rival, center-right politician François Fillon.