Aug 15 2014

A Korean bakery chain moves to Paris

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This is the story of the biter bit. While boulangeries1-French-inspired pastries multiplied abroad, particularly in Asia, now arrived in Paris a sign from Korea. Owned by the Korean group SPC, the chain Paris Baguette is an Asian heavyweight with more than 3,000 outlets mainly in its home country but also in the United States, China and Vietnam. And twenty-six years after its creation, Paris Baguette has planted its flag in late July in France, in the heart of the capital.

Just blocks from the Place du Chatelet, the address of 200 sqm with about 50 seats could serve as a bridgehead from the determination of company to expand in Europe. For

blend discreetly into his Parisian clothes, the channel has blurred the Eiffel Tower and its logo removed from the card specialties popular in Korea, sweetpotato or red bean paste. At the risk of losing a little soul. Because if the customer is split between European visitors arrived there by chance and Asian tourists spotting a known brand, some are disappointed to find croissants, sandwiches and other very classic salads without any exotic touch. Message received, it seems, by management since the house has begun offering an innovation to the French concocted since Korea. Called "saucer Châtelet," this dessert is almond tuile swollen custard. A culinary UFO halfway between giant flying saucer and madeleine to distinguish the face of stiff competition in Paris.

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Aug 13 2014

Intel removes fans computers

Tag: Uncategorized, international, life, news, technologyadmin @ 2:37 pm

 Intel wants

calm reign in IT. The chip giant announced Monday a new generation of microprocessors particularly economical energy, which dissipate less heat. PC manufacturers can then design and tactile finest portable tablet computers. The latter, freed from fans, will also be quieter. It is no less than "reinventing the laptop," said Intel in a presentation document. This development

is critical for Intel. The world leader in microprocessors built his fortune from embedded chips in PCs. The advent of smartphones and tablets, has weakened its positions. These small devices, always on and connected to the Internet, require highly efficient energy chips, Intel has long been unable to provide. As a result, computer manufacturers have turned to rival chips produced by Qualcomm, Nvidia and Samsung, while Apple went to design its own components for its iPhone and iPad. More worrying

Intel, microprocessors originally developed for smartphones and tablets, now considered strong enough, begin to be installed in the PC, the preserve of Intel. The latest laptop from Acer this week introduced the Chromebook 13 loads a Nvidia chip. Autonomy would reach 13 hours, more than models with Intel technology.

With the new microprocessor, called "Core M", Intel intends to maintain its position in the computer and win in new tablets. "Core M" will find its place in some ultraportables in hybrids, these tablets that transform into PC with the addition of a keyboard, as well as in high-end tablets.

"You will see in particular tablets with the highest level of performance, which will be thinner and lighter," promises Christian Morales, Vice President of Intel for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Intel is virtually absent from the high-end tablets, over 300 euros. Available for Christmas

Most Intel chips are now in the entry-level models, where the margins of the American group are smaller. Only a few remained faithful partners like Microsoft. Its Surface 3 thicker than the iPad Air Apple and the Galaxy Tab from Samsung features a fan. As for laptops, the "Core M" chip could also end up in a future version of Apple's MacBook, which does not contain a fan, according to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities. The "Core M" is the first chip from a new generation of components Intel, called Broadwell. Intel launched volume production of its chip, which means that the first PCs and tablets equipped with "Core M" will be commercially available for the crucial holiday season of Christmas. The entire range will be presented at the upcoming Intel Developer Forum, to be held in San Francisco from September 9 to 11. Other microprocessors for conventional laptops, desktops or servers to professionals, should be offered in number to Intel customers until the beginning of next year. Intel

indeed took several months of delay in the development of the generation of chips Broadwell, who was asked to review its manufacturing processes.  These chips

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Aug 01 2014

A booklet, SNCF rates … all that changes (or not) to 1 August

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 This holiday start

some coincides with a rate freeze and the SNCF1 EDF2 but bad news, the rate of A booklet will decrease. The booklet

● A password from 1.25% to 1%

The previously preferred placement of French goes from 1.25% to 1% on Friday 1 August3 . This rate was reduced from 1.75% to 1.25% on August 1, 2013, and tumbled to the lowest level in its history. But the decline would have been even greater if the government had followed the recommendations of the Bank of France, which proposed to reduce it to 0.75%.

So, from today, a booklet A ceiling (22,950 euros) will earn 229.50 euros per year, against 286.90 euros when the rate was 1.25%. And the holder of a booklet on Sustainable Development (LDD) ceiling (€ 12,000) will win 120 euros against 150 euros a year earlier.  But

"paradoxically, in the context of current very low interest rates, the passbook remains attractive for its precautionary savings, because his salary is hard to beat" , says Cyril Blesson associated with Pair Council. In addition, the booklet A is not taxed, which is not the case for most other investments. ● Bank transfers

changing standards

This August 1 marks the entry into force of the new European payment standards Sepa (for Single Euro Payments Area). This unique new standard is created to shorten and simplify bank transfers debits. It mainly aims to harmonize the payment within the EU using unified bank account numbers (IBAN and BIC). Planned initially

1 February, the implementation of this new system has been shifted, the European Commission has decided to grant a period of tolerance the delay in some countries européens high risk personal loans.Sans this period, many companies are exposed to operational risks majeurs4 as daily operations, such as the payment of wages or payment of suppliers, might be blocked if they were not passed to SEPA format. ●

No price increases SNCF

The Department of Transportation announced that there would be no increase in rates of SNCF 5AU August 2014 peak times due to school holidays. "On 1 January 2014, only the VAT increase was reflected in the price of tickets," said Frédéric Cuvillier. Earlier this week, the president of the SNCF, Guillaume Pepy6 had reaffirmed the company's efforts to make tariff TGV, with "a million tickets at low prices and more" this year and in the longer term, "a post on three" of the same type by 2017

. ● Gel EDF prices

As expected, the usual increase, originally scheduled this year to 5% of regulated electricity tariffs will not take place. A government decree, published on Thursday in the Official Journal, confirms this decision. Last June, the Minister for Ecology and Energy, Segolene Royal, announced its intention to suspend the traditional 5% increase in electricity tariffs. But after the fall of EDF share price, Matignon was then returned to the words of the minister indicating that less than 5% increase would occur this fall. EDF rates, applied to 92% of French households are set annually by the gouvernement.7

● Lower gas prices

Recent changes concerning the method of calculating the cost of gas supply will materialize on August 1 on the regulated gas tariff. It will drop by an average of 1.28%, reflecting the decline in gas supply costs.


Jul 31 2014

Bundesbank calls for a 3% increase in German wages

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From our correspondent in Berlin,

Wages may increase Germany.1. It is the recommendation of the head of the Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung published 2 Wednesday, he suggests a 3% increase in wages, not for the sake of social redistribution, but by simple economic fact. "The labor market in Germany is in a better position there a few years ago," says the representative of the monetary and fiscal orthodoxy. "In a number of sectors and regions, we are almost at full employment and the needs of labor is increasing. It is in the nature of things, and this is to be welcomed, as real wages rose more strongly than when the German economy was in a worse situation ".  

The level of 3% increase is not set at random: it comes to adding a level of CPI inflation 2% and increased productivity by 1%. At each branch to negotiate based on its characteristics, he also added. "We do not immisçons us in wage negotiations," warns Jens Weidmann.

While Germany has introduced a minimum wage and a generalized growth of 1.9% is expected this year, the head of the However Bundesbank would contain wage demands. "Wage agreements that go well beyond an increase indexed to productivity would hurt growth and employment in Germany and would be a disservice to the euro area," he says. Having advocated the serious economic or austerity in Europe, Germany set a bad example.

German unions have already announced that they would negotiate wages to rise. In public services, this is an increase of 3.5% which is required for example. The IG Metall has in turn already obtained an increase of 2.3% on 1 July for employees Metallurgy and 1.7% in May 2015, 4%. Employers

worries about his side effects of these increases on the competitiveness of the German economy. The minimum wage, which has just been voted cause loss of jobs, do we also accused or price increases. Hairdressers, for example, have already revised their prices to rise.

Seen the rest of Europe, the increase in purchasing power and consumption in Germany is good news. France.3 put on this particular recovery in its main economic partner to improve the economic situation of its businesses. Prime Minister Manuel Valls 4devrait address the issue Thursday with Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, he receives Matignon. The head of government also intends to plead the cause of France to Germany for more flexibility and flexibility in reducing the French deficit.


Jul 21 2014

Nearly a third of ebooks sold on Amazon are self-published

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The debate on the future of publishing is not likely to subside. The self-published science fiction blockbuster author Hugh Howey has released a report on the sector ebooks. He argues that the indie works (ie self-published), represent 31% of sales of ebooks on Amazon. Hugh Howey goes further and says that according to his Statistics1 freelance writers are moving beyond the Big Five, ie the five largest éditeurs2 (Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Simon and Schuster) in the United States in terms of royalties on paperless books.

Amazon offers the Kindle Direct Publishing3 service that allows independent authors to publish for free and immediately his ebook and sell it since 2007. "I tested the bestsellers of tomorrow on KDP before offering great paper publishers," explained Didier Imbot in 2013, littéraire4 agent at the head of Global Literary Management, Le Figaro. Amazon likes to highlight its "success stories" 5, the freelance writers who make a name and able to earn a living through self-publication. Amazon

against publishers

Hugh Howey is an example of successful freelance writer. It is especially known for his saga Wool Omnibus. It takes a specialized site to advise authors and publishes regular reports on the state of the sector. "I think it's more a kind of public relations for Amazon from an objective view of the digital market," retorted Philip Jones, editor of the trade magazine The Bookseller Guardian6. For statistical kitchen Howey in puzzles many. Among other things, the author works with an anonymous statistician, simply named "Data Guy" in the articles. Nevertheless, the role of independent sector is undeniable. In December 2013, according to figures trimestriels7, freelance writers accounted for a quarter of the top 100 Amazon. Com. The famous Netflix

Book launched by Amazon will also relate essentially independent authors and small publishers. Indeed, the Big Five are not part of the offer of unlimited access to 600,000 ebooks for 9.99 dollars per month. For some of these publishers, it is also a way to protect competitors 8In services which they have invested, as Oyster. The rise of self-publishing also coincides with the war between the major publishers and Amazon.


Jul 16 2014

Camps: the slow disaffection

Tag: economic, finance, life, opinions, resourcesadmin @ 10:16 am

 

Courses, cultural or sports camps, training … Under the name "camps" mingle public bodies, associations, works councils but also commercial companies and even individuals. Behind

enticing platelets and websites presenting any assurance of a well supported living? The death last week of a child of 8 years in the Ariege began again the confidence of parents in these camps which show a steady decline in attendance for twenty years. In 2013, a parliamentary report has warned the government on this disaffection. Mistrust and high cost of stay (from 400 to 600 euros on average for a given week by an association), the "colossal" no longer welcome on this day that 7.5% of children, against 15% in 1995. They are now 1.3 million to participate in the 50,000 annual trips organized by the "youth facilities" (ACM). Subcontractors

crooked, scams, companies in liquidation: parents may not know the bottom of the offer. "We must focus on the content of the project and the trip organizer," insists Anne Carayon, general secretary of the associative network in full air1 Youth. She encourages parents to check the profile providers behind the offer proposed by the mayors and councils, buyers of these stays catalog. "There are many players, it is true, but abuse remains marginal," says Cédric Javault founder Telligo, private market player summer camp for twenty years low fee payday loans. As for controls, "the state's job," he says. A stay in five controlled, according to the ministry. "In 400 trips organized by Telligo, twenty inspection reports we receive. This is more than in the restaurant or hotel, "says Cédric Javault. A

'quality label' to burnish their image

However, the Ministry of Youth and Sports 2a initiated discussions to improve their image. At the start, one, accompanied by a charter "quality label", should attest to the quality of their educational project. A label which is by no means a license. "The state does not issue any and empowers collective reception organizers of minors," said the ministry. The legal regime is the declaration to the prefectural authorities.

However, the organizers should be consistent with the health rules, safety and staff qualifications framing. Private or voluntary, organizations struggle in parallel to provide more guarantees seriously. "We own our shelters – one hundred – a guarantee of security," said Julien Coue, head of education and recreation project in the General Federation of PEP3, which is involved in the industry since 1915 and brings together 128 associations.


Jul 02 2014

American Apparel: escapades CEO put towards group-turvy

Tag: Uncategorized, life, people, special, top newsadmin @ 11:45 pm

 

Money, sex, Californian sun and financial dirty tricks. All the ingredients of a soap opera together in the battle between Dov Charney, the founder of the clothing chain American Apparel whimsical, administrators of the group. They have committed a crime of high treason on June 18, in the ousting of its PDG. Despite the 27% stake it held then (making it the largest shareholder), the contractor was unable to oppose this decision guaranteed unsecured personal loan. Dov Charney was a surprise last Friday by announcing he controlled 43% of the capital, through an alliance with a fund. Administrators responded the next day by adopting a "poison pill" (poison pill) to prevent founder still up capital.

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Jun 26 2014

After the e-cigarette, electronic seal up

Tag: economy, life, resources, technology, traveladmin @ 2:25 am

 The business of

vapotage continues its diversification. After the e-cigarette – allows opening a specialty store every three days1 in France – here's the e-seal, which arrives at the European tobacconists. This invention of a Dutch company called E-njoint already exists in three versions: the first model as safe according to law, without THC, tobacco-free and without nicotine.Totalement legal and harmless, the main advantage of this model is its original form and its operation: you pull the e-seal, and a hemp leaf lights at the end.

In contrast, the other two models which are also sold are much less harmless. And for once are real electronic seals, with effects that go with it: one of the two versions is charged with e-liquid that contains cannabis! And like a true joint, it is the user who decides he wants to dose inside. The last model allows smoking all kinds of dry grass, obviously including marijuana. If the Dutch company mentioned this last model in a statement, it currently left a blur on the Functioning of the latter variation. A

use in the health sector?

The company – which produces no less than 10,000 e-joints per day to be sold in Europe – also announced in discussions with Tikun Olam, the main Israeli company culture marijuana for medical purposes, to develop products to be used in medicine. This is not the first attempt: the website 01net notes that the company Cannabee offers electronic cigarettes and bottles of cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic cannabinoid which would be a medical benefactor.

Another finding, published in a report made in 2013 by the French Office for the Prevention of smoking and other addictions (OFTA): multiple sites or blogs offer Tips to change the composition of e-liquid to change its electronic cigarette e-joint. In fact, so it was already possible to make your own electronic seal. The report also cites several companies – including Cannabee – located in California that are active since 2012, and selling e-liquid for electronic cigarette transform its e-joint.


May 02 2014

Dictionary of anglicisms most unbearable office

Tag: business, economic, life, opinions, peopleadmin @ 3:01 pm

 

You hate them, and you shiver when one of your colleagues is used, the next office. And yet you use them – sometimes – also because it is difficult not to be swayed. Anglicisms who are employed indiscriminately in business are a scourge. On the web, The Figaro.fr queried readers about the words they found most unbearable, following an article on the subject published by the Huffington Post French. Here is a small dictionary which includes both classic and famous – almost – unknown.

• ASAP: one of the great classics. English As Soon As Possible, acronym in French mean "as soon as you can" or "as soon as possible." Simply. Qualify for emergency and seem less brutal feeling, use ASAP.  

• Brainstorm, Brainstorming: coming of advertising (in the 40s), the brainstorming meeting meant a group whose goal is to find a number Therefore advertising ideas for clients. Thereafter, the term became used for everything and anything, including outside of work, so it is necessary to consider several.

• Bullet points: excellent solution to stiffen and orchestrate his thought, "chips" are very fashionable to organize. Writing files to PowerPoint for personal agenda and lists of things to do, fleas are synonymous with efficiency.

• Burnout: we can not count the number of articles and other tickets coaching to protect at all costs the burnout syndrome burnout car warranty company. This is the new evil of the century at work, and the obsession of every employee.  

• Conf call: in many companies, they have become rituals … Meetings telephone work-saving both time and money, while bringing all those available. As ASAP, conf call is anglicism is a short term, as they say in the interests of efficiency. •

Corporate: have entrepreneurship. Essential for any employee wishing to make a career in a company. Someone from corporate is someone who feels comfortable in his company, and is a true ambassador. •

"That makes sense!" Literal translation of the English "It make sense!". Everyone obviously grasp the meaning. Except that the correct French, it does not mean absolutely nothing to say.

…… @ Quentinperinel1 Worse English Layers> French. "It makes sense"

. – Maxime Bellec (@ MBellec)

29 April 20142 • Debriefer: they "debrief" someone who could not attend a meeting. A stalwart of corporate life. So that the French expression "make a point" or "take stock" are almost obsolete.

• Desk: office also concerns to be replaced increasingly by "desks" which refers to both space Working the office where you work.

…… @ @ Quentinperinel3 Le_Figaro4 The old trick " anyway ". Fills me one! And I got the right one day " I eat on the desk. " Wow.

– P.Monteiro (@ MonteiroPauline)

29 April 20145 • Drinker: less known, the verb "drinker" is used to replace the action of go for a drink among office colleagues or friends.  

…… @ Quentinperinel6 "drinker" for "a drink", I find it ridiculous.

– N_Docao (@ N_Docao)

29 April 20147 • Forwarder: who has never "being forwarded to" a mail to one or more of his colleagues? Again, the French verb transfer, is much less likely. The English term, which has long been used in companies, no longer shocks, but still excited. • Implement

: originally used in computer jargon, replacing the words "include" or "code", the verb in the variable semantic crossed the doors of the company and can also mean "adapt" or "set up" something. • Mainstream

: a trendy term that replaces all that is banal, general public, and followed by mass. Most often, the pejorative connotation. In advertising or communication for example, if your ideas are mainstream, your superiors will prefer someone more original and alternative.

• One-To -One (writing 121): This term marketing – redundant in the responses of users! – Is common in client relationships vehicle car warranty. This means a meeting between client and provider, where he agreed to speak frankly and tell each other everything.

• Personal branding: with the development of all areas of web, the term is ubiquitous. Managing personal branding means managing his personal brand and / or business on the web and social networks.

• Printer: Print something. • Process

"you have not complied with the process, you'll have to start over!" The significance of process is rather vague, and close enough to French term process.  

…… @ Quentinperinel8 "process" is all the more irritating that means everything and nothing.

– Margaux Baralon (@ MargauxBaralon)

29 April 20149 • Reporting: make reporting. Or make a progress report or a report.

• Switcher: the notion of change or exchange something, no matter what it is. Switcher one day permanently with another colleague, or switcher holiday dates we had chosen beforehand.

• Workshop: This is a training seminar, reflection or creation that meets or different employees of the same company or several frames working in the same sector. These meetings focus on a specific theme and aims to educate participants in a given subject.


Apr 09 2014

PSA Rennes website showcases the Factory of the Future

Tag: economic, economy, life, special, worldadmin @ 7:32 am

 

Employees of PSA Peugeot Citroën1 Rennes plant are worried about their future. An extraordinary meeting of the committee of establishment provided Thursday, April 10 should "reorganize production in a single team, which means the removal of a half team," says Loïc Pottier, the CFTC2. Rennes is inspired Poissy and Mulhouse, where a team has lost in recent months. This removal can be done in the framework of the new social contract approved last year by the unions.

"We expected this announcement for 2015 rather than now," says Loïc Pottier. Trade unions signed agreement CFE-CGC, CFTC, and SIA-requested management constructor "make every effort to repatriate to Rennes new activities in workshops and research and development."

On this point, the Ministry of Productive Recovery should answer this. Rennes has indeed been chosen to host one of the pilots' factory of the future "plan. It is one of 34 industrial plans presented by the President of the Republic and the Minister of Productive Recovery in September. Its management was entrusted to Frédéric Sanchez, president of the manufacturer of machine tools Fives, and Bernard Charles, President of Dassault Systèmes.

The details of this plan have been disclosed last Thursday at the Salon of the industry, but at the last moment Arnaud Montebourg3 canceled his coming, held in Bercy by the ceremony of transfer of authority. On behalf of the Minister, Christophe Lerouge, Commissioner productive recovery of Burgundy, said Thursday that "this plan has two objectives: to work on the French offer of new production technology, such as 3D4 printing or robots to be able to export; and secondly, to ensure that these technologies are spreading in France in order to gain competitiveness. " A first steering committee for this plan met mid-March to validate four projects identified twenty one. Wizards robots

One of these four projects thus relates the PSA Rennes site. It should allow to conduct a pilot line for manufacturing prototype parts in composite structure for automobiles. Much lighter than steel, composites will help lighten cars and thus reduce emissions by improving consumption. This line will use technology developed by Fives specialist composite technology. This demonstrator will be housed in Excelcar a company's R & D set up by PSA and supported by the local Breton as part of the re-industrialization of the site. Actors

industrial-builders but also equipment-believe may contract with Excelcar to implement in their factories, their own tool production. Rennes line should be operational late 2015. The total investment will be between 10 and 20 million euros, and will cover 30 to 40 jobs. "The potential is, however, hundreds of jobs if manufacturers decide to implement other production lines in their factories for their vehicles," said an industry expert.

These projects should enable "the transformation of existing plants to create windows of the French technology that can be visited by foreign delegations, for example "explains Frédéric Sanchez Figaro. Unlike the German model, where the robots are already widely distributed in plants because labor is rather scarce, the French model leaves room to the man he is meant to be seen rather as replaced by a robot.


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