Two Cher clubs in the 8th day of the French Cup of football, a hydrogen production project in the Cher… What you need to know this morning

The Bourges-Marmagne ecopole could undergo an innovative development. Already focused on renewable energies, the site is of interest to Engie to produce green hydrogen and synthetic methane in 2025. Above, on November 8, a preliminary consultation with the population will begin.


Release of French-Australian hostage in Chad

The French-Australian hostage kidnapped in Chad on Friday in a province in the east of the country, bordering Sudan, has been released and is in “good health”, the Chadian prime minister announced in a tweet on Sunday.

“I have just heard that the kidnapped French-Australian hostage (…) has just been found and taken to a safe place, in good health,” declared Chadian Prime Minister Saleh Kebzabo, congratulating “the forces of defense and security for this quick and successful action.”

Ukraine: Grain exports ‘impossible’ due to Russian blockade, says Kyiv

Exports of grain from Ukraine’s ports are once again “impossible” due to the Russian blockade, a day after Moscow suspended an agreement on its delivery, Ukraine’s infrastructure minister said on Sunday.

According to Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov, a ship loaded with 40 tons of grain should have left Ukraine for Ethiopia on Sunday, “but due to Russia’s blockade of the grain corridor, exports are impossible,” he said on Twitter.


French Cup: Two Cher clubs qualified for the next round

On Saturday evening, Bourges Foot 18, who faced the Burgundians of Saint-Apollinaire (N3), classified with pain, on penalties. Berruyers will face Saint-Pryvé-Saint-Hilaire (N2), who eliminated Dijon (L2) in the next round.

No miracle, however, for Saint-Doulchard (R1), who received Cosne-sur-Loire (N3). Quickly trailing 2-0, Dolchardiens reduced the score at the start of the second half. The Nivernais, after missing a penalty, added a third goal at the end of the game.

Vierzon FC won 2-0 in Oise this Sunday afternoon against Pont Sainte-Maxence (R2) of the United States. For the first time in the history of the French Cup, the city will be represented in the eighth round of the event. In the next round, the Vierzonnais, residents of the N2, will face the winner of the seventh round between Marcoussis Nozay (D1) and Le Pays du Valois (R1).

Also worth noting is Berrichonne de Châteauroux’s qualification, which eliminated the Poiteví stadium (1-0).

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