Aug 18 2014

A whiskey to 23,400 euros stolen in broad daylight

Tag: events, people, publications, top news, traveladmin @ 12:36 am

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behind a locked glass case, the bottle shop Julhès shone in the tenth arrondissement of Paris for about a year. On July 30, the Balvenie 50, whisky1 rare, disappeared from his shelf, stolen by an individual. "A professional," according to Nicolas Julhès, co-founder of the grocery Julhès. By mid-afternoon, the man enters the store, look, pretended to be interested in the dozen bottles surrounding the precious behind the window. Suddenly, in 10 seconds, he pick the lock, took the Balvenie 50 and hides in an extremely clever then goes away. Acquired

last year for 23,400 euros -Investment result for the family business carried by the two brothers Julhès- the bottle was ironically the # 13 88 Balvenie 50 specimens scattered around the world. This valuable vintage comes from the work of David Stewart, Grand Master of Scotch whiskey. "We wanted her to stay a while for the prestige of the store, we had already rejected two bids," says Nicolas Julhès. "On this kind of bottle, the store would not have made big financial gain, he added, it mainly allows us to expand the influence of the store."

"The mobilization of collectors, enthusiasts, brief community whiskey worldwide hit us"

Nicolas Juhlès , co-founder of the grocery Julhès

The acquisition of this bottle had already talked about. No one expected her to land in this small shop in Paris. This type of luxurious and rare elixir is associated with the image of palaces 2or every sip of alcohol costs 600 euros, rather than a showcase of the Faubourg Saint-Denis fast payday loan no faxing. Yet the family épicerie3 possessed indeed, and "everyone knew she was home."  

Theft and burglary in the world of wine and spirits are numerous, and almost surprising. The forger of Burgundy ruled week.4 this is the perfect embodiment. But the flight of Balvenie 50 conducted in daylight seems a sacrilege. If its period of maturation in oak sherry -50 years-partly explains its enormous value, especially what it is that makes it unique and important to the lovers of whiskey. David Stewart made sure this was the moment she entered the distillery, he took care of him and waited year after year that whiskey takes age, as reported by Nicolas Julhès. Only 50 years later, last year, the famous cellar master has decided to distribute the precious liquid in 88 vials. "It's rarity makes it a valuable object we are here in a logic of luxe5, collectors' illuminates Nicolas Julhès. The value of the bottle could rise to 30,000 euros he said.

Unfortunately for the thief – or if we rely on suspicions Julhès, Sponsor – this bottle is impossible to spare. She's too recognizable by his No. 13, the "cursed whiskey" as it is now called. His story quickly made the rounds of the world community of connoisseurs and enthusiasts amber brew. Many have to have sent messages of support to the grocery store Julhès and have passed new around them. Maybe she will reappear …


Aug 15 2014

A Korean bakery chain moves to Paris

Tag: business, life, news, people, top newsadmin @ 7:16 am

 

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.


Aug 08 2014

Google wants to inflate its messaging to compete with Apple

Tag: economic, finance, international, special, top newsadmin @ 8:16 pm

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acquisition for Google. The latter racheté1 application of intelligent messaging Emu. Born there two years, she inserts information during conversations of its users. For example, if a caller provides a message in a restaurant on a Friday night, Emu automatically suggest a nearby restaurant and present the review on a site like Yelp. Emu can also use the GPS smartphone, search for the Cinema2 or view your calendar, all without leaving the application.

Following its acquisition, the application will close on August 25. It is likely that Google integrates term Emu features to Hangouts, the email application. He will replace gradually the traditional SMS on Android. Apple

Compete on messaging

For the trade magazine Wired, Google's acquisition is intended to open up new markets publicitaires3. Mail Hangout could display advertisements based on user conversations. Moreover, after research and emails, messages would complement the loop of personal data processed by the digital giant.

With this acquisition, Google will be able to compete with Apple and its advanced messaging and voice guidance. At its last developer conference, the company announced several new for his courier, iMessage. Moreover, Emu lot like Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant. Before founding the company Emu Messenger and become the CEO, Gummi Hafsteinsson worked to develop Siri at Apple. Google has also developed his personal assistant, Google Now, and it is likely that the Emu features are integrated into the outil.SERVICE following: "The practice technology and flawless preferential price Apple4 ….. …


Aug 06 2014

Sanctions against Russia block 50,000 Russians abroad

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its back can ruin the late vacances2. Especially if the tour operator has not paid the bill. In total, 50,000 Russes3 saw their darkened room. Labirint is the fifth Russian opérateur4 turn to go bankrupt in three weeks! Yesterday, 27,000 Russian tourists found themselves without a return ticket, stuck on the benches of foreign airports. 40 flights were put in place to allow the return of travelers, thus reducing their number to 12 000 at the end of the day, told AFP the spokesman Rostourism, Russian Union of Tourism Industry Irina Tyurina .

This applies not only to travelers on departure. The tour operator Labirint ceased operations since last Saturday, and thus stopped paying foreign hotels5. Thousands of tourists have been evicted from their rooms, resulting in several fights with hoteliers. Including Turkey6, where every year nearly 3.5 million Russians traveling to Istanbul to watch the Blue Mosque and the chimneys of Cappadocia, precise 7Irina Tyurina.

Ukrainian crisis weighs on bookings

"All these agencies Travel8 operate on the model of the pyramid. They sell tickets and then they say, oh, sorry, we do not have enough customers, "said Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev9 during a speech. In other words, the tour sold stays abroad without being sure that they can be profitable. Thus, without a minimum number of travelers, companies were taking the risk of selling trips loss and eventually go bankrupt.

But the context does not encourage the Russians to leave. "The political and economic situation has had a negative impact on the number of bookings and the decline in the value of the ruble has degraded the purchasing power of Russians," says Labirint tour operator. In fact, the Ukrainian crisis and Western sanctions weigh heavily on the Russian economy. European measures block access financial markets to Russian companies, which plays on their incomes and those of households. Western sanctions also have an impact on the rouble10, which declined 11% from its peak value in September 2013, degrading the purchasing power of Russians. Not to mention the travel restrictions imposed by its nationals Moscou11 occupants of strategic positions in the administration.  

"We fear that this is only the beginning of a domino effect," said the spokeswoman antenna radio Echo of Moscow Federal Tourism Agency Russia12 Irina Shchegolkova. The number of Russian tourists traveling abroad has dropped by 30-50% compared to last year. An event that could weigh heavily on the world tourism. The last year 40 million Russians traveled beyond their borders. They are even among the biggest spenders with 32 billion euros in 2012

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Aug 03 2014

With the PlayStation 4, Sony returns to profit

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 Sony

can thank the PlayStation 4. Having completed its fiscal year 2013 ended March 31, a loss of 128 billion yen (930 million euros), the Japanese group has to announce a windfall for the months of April to June Buoyed by a turnover up 6%, Sony1 multiplied by eight net profit with a profit of 26.8 billion yen, or 194 million euros. The performance of its second largest video games division, currently the group behind the phone, are not foreign to the good start of the year. Long

deficit, the video games industry has doubled its revenues in the first quarter net profit of 4.3 billion yen (31 million euros). Last year at the same period, the division lost 16 billion yen (116 million euros). Sony has revised upward its forecast blow for fiscal year 2014 in the video game, with an expected profit of 25 billion yen, against 19 billion loss last year. Services

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This reversal is due to the incredible success of the PlayStation 42, the new console group. Launched in November, she surpassed forecasts Sony with 7 million sales 31 March3.

While many signs that the console continues to tear, Sony has disclosed in its quarterly report that the accumulated PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 distributed worldwide. Between April and June, 3.5 million of the consoles found in shops, against 1.1 million Xbox and Xbox One side Microsoft5 3604, and 600,000 Wii and Wii U in Nintendo6. Finance

Japanese group benefiting from the ecosystem of the PlayStation 4, facing the game and online entertainment small personal loans. To play with friends on the Internet, the owner of the console must pay an annual subscription of 50 euros. PlayStation 4 also allows you to rent movies and listen to music online, either as paid services. Above all, the console became profitable in less than six months, against three years for the PlayStation 3. Accounts Sony have long been sealed by the design costs of the latter, designed entirely in-house. By choosing for the PlayStation 4, components and tools existing development, the Japanese group has instead been quickly become profitable. The telephony mast

Another source of satisfaction for Sony, the good results of its television business, whose sales rose 3.8% this quarter. A Cup effect world7 that Sony does not, however, expected to be sustained. The group has revised down its forecast for TV sales throughout the year with 15.5 million copies, against 16 million expected in May. But Sony intends to reap a profit of 10 billion yen in the sector, against 25.5 million loss in 2013

. The outlook is much more subdued in telephony. Cornered between Apple8 for upscale and its Chinese competitors for low and mid-range, Sony plans to sell only 43 million units of its Xperia this year, against 50 million announced in May. The Japanese company even expects no longer generate any profit on this activity in 2014

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Jul 29 2014

Craftsmen and traders do not see the recovery

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embellished on local employment expected in France, at least in the short term. It is the fact that the Professional Union Craft (UPA) book in a survey published Monday on the economy and employment in the sector in the first half of 2014.'s Approximately 1.3 million companies nearby , which represent 20% of the workforce employed in the private sector, saw their sales fall by 1.5% in the second quarter this year. The turnover of the sector is in the red for more than two years. Result: companies in the sector are not likely to recruit. "Only 19% of these companies have hired the entire first half, flat compared to 2013," said the UPA. All sectors are not housed in the same boat: 34% of businesses in the hospitality industry hired when they are no more than 9% and 11% respectively in the service and food. "These figures remind us that the pact does not have any responsibility in business reality and the acceleration of the timetable for lower cost of labor was totally justified," says UPA in its communiqué openly criticizing the slow implementation of government policies.

No improvement expected in 2014

The craft enterprises and local shops are not optimistic for the rest of the year. 30% of CEOs believe their sales will continue to deteriorate in the next quarter, up 7 points over three months. Worse, only 12% plan to hire in the second half or even less. Not surprisingly, the hospitality industry is the most optimistic sector and hopes to use the summer to hire and recover its margins. In contrast, only 5% of artisans public works plan to recruit. Hiring intentions are also very low for the services or the building. Finally, the part-time commonplace. Thus, nearly a quarter (24%) of business leaders have used, especially those in the hospitality and food (40% and 31%). More than a boss in two (51%) employed part-time for less than the new legal limit of 24 hours per week. UPA demand an easing of the legal system "so that the common interest of the employer and the employee may be privileged." Between the government and employers, differences persist.


Jul 26 2014

Facebook: how the boss won $ 1.6 billion in one day

Tag: business, people, special, top news, worldadmin @ 8:52 am

 

Mark Zuckerberg has not won the lottery yesterday, but the title of his business literally blazed Exchange. Facebook founder 1a actually won $ 1.6 billion following the new record reached Thursday on Wall Street by the title of star networks. After his presentation

results2, Facebook has actually won more than 5% to almost 75 dollars. In one year, the soaring stock reaches 183% ….! The largest increase in the S & P 500 index of top 500 U.S. listed companies.

One of the first beneficiaries of this market surge is the founder and leader of the group no fax payday loans. The fortune of Mark Zuckerberg and reached $ 33.3 billion, according to Bloomberg index milliardaires3. The entrepreneur of 30 years and returns from 22nd to 16th place in the ranking of the richest persons in the world. The star of Web 2.0 is now as rich as Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH and second French fortune, and wealthier than Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and even Jeff Bezos, Amazon's boss.

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Jul 14 2014

Why French amusement parks are popular abroad

Tag: business, economics, finance, top news, worldadmin @ 2:04 pm

 

There is not that the giant and powerful Disneyland1 park which is exported worldwide. Although the American ranks first among the most visited parks in France with 14.9 million visitors per year, a small French attractions, Puy du FOU2 steals the second place, indicating a significant growth of the entertainment industry to the French. It must be said that in terms of attractions, the "French Touch" was popular. Nicolas de Villiers, President and Director of Puy du Fou contacted by Le Figaro, "foreign appeal to French because they pick a lifestyle and expertise. The thickness of our history gives a refined look to France. And the French have the ability to understand civilizations and integrate. This is what pleases abroad. "His park attractions Vendée is indeed envious internationally. So that Nicolas de Villiers and his team have created three years ago subsidiary "Puy du Fou International" for marketing outside of France, the expertise of the park shows. The Puy du Fou

looks to China

The English and Dutch have already tempted by the model "Puy du Fou3." And it is the turn of Russia and China to follow the trend. "Many Chinese come to the Puy du Fou Park for becoming more essential for their trip to France. It is therefore quite natural to turn to this country. 'If you do not come to the Puy du Fou Puy du Fou will come to you', to quote the quote Knight Lagardère, "says Nicolas de Villiers.

The export model in China, with whom the Puy du Fou has four contracts, will be different from other countries. "In normal times, we used to adapt our concept to the history of the country in which it is implanted. But for China, it is not impossible that the park revolves around the history of France is of great interest to the Chinese, and it would be a little bit of France there. "The leader welcomes the ongoing negotiations which could lead to an overall investment including "between 500 and 600 million euros for an entire fleet, as we are going up in Russia near Moscow, for example," but refuses to advance a specific date. "It is difficult to give a date for a park in China because the negotiations are always a little longer but by 2019, there may be a park there because, from the moment we take our sheet White to set up the project and open to the public during the day, it takes 2 and a half years, three years cash till payday advance. " The Park

Astérix4 also look to Asia. Our Gallic holdouts should settle in China in Yunnan Province, southwest of the country. The owner of the brand, Compagnie des Alpes is in discussion. The success in France Gallic and their adventures in comics, Parc Astérix 5se ranks third in French parks with 1,620,000 visitors in 2013. But internationally, it is long gone unnoticed. It is only recently, with the English variation of film with Gerard Depardieu and Laetitia Casta, the characters of Goscinny were able to export. The technology

Futuroscope draws India

After the shows Puy du Fou and rides Asterix, it is the turn of the technology Futuroscope 6d'intéresser foreigners. This is the Indian society Appu Ghar, the father of entertainment in India which reflects an installation attractions Jaipour7 industry. This clone Poitiers Futuroscope propose the same events and entertainment. For Denis Brunnelière in charge of Futuroscope the General Council of Vienne, owner of the park department, foreign investors are seeking a particular different model, amusement parks "classic". "Our specialty at the Futuroscope in Poitiers is to combine a leisure park and a science. Foreigners are interested in the overall concept and not just part of the theme park., "He says Le Figaro. Although Denis Brunnelière does not wish formally confirm the project, he acknowledges that "if all goes well, the park should be released in 2018. But all this remains hypothetical." "The investment for the Futuroscope of Poitiers itself amounted to 200 million euros. Given the work necessary adaptation to the local market to do in India, investment will exceed 200 million euros. "  

With nearly 200 parks on French territory, 10% of the European market, the refinement of the "French touch" does not continues to inspire. And the last one, the theme park Le Petit Prince8 recently opened its doors in Mulhouse, could attract those who want to perpetuate the legend of Saint-Exupéry.


Jul 12 2014

Bayonne ham gets his passport to the United States

Tag: economics, news, publications, top news, traveladmin @ 3:44 pm

 

The famous Bayonne ham 1seront for sale in the United States in 2015. U.S. health authorities have given the green light to the slaughter Fipso and business Delpeyrat 2a said Bernard Dupont , president of the Interprofessional Bayonne ham. U.S.

So eat ham of Bayonne French. France submitted a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), the product will be the same for U.S. customers. Ham will only be produced from pigs reared in the South West. For now, only started production since drying ham lasts one year.

"Becoming the Ambassador brand of French know-how"

Delpeyrat, which has obtained authorization for export to the United States

Bayonne ham, which represents 20% of the French market dried ham, and is "400 million potential consumers," says Bernard Dupont. If the impact is yet difficult to quantify, the consortium covers all distribution channels faxless payday advance. "The U.S. market represents a real opportunity. We expected there, the people are very attracted by the French gastronomy. We aim supermarkets, delicatessens, restaurants, hotels, all distributors, "he said.

With this approval, which follows that obtained for China in June dernier3, Delpeyrat wants to "become the brand ambassador for French savoir-faire" abroad. On July 23th, a delegation of foreign importers will be present during the Holidays Bayonne. And among the 9 members in North America will be well represented as two Americans and three Canadians will be included.

With the aim to reap 100 million euros in sales internationally in 2020. It is now 45 million, or 10% of total turnover Delpeyrat. Other brands, like Oteiza – producer and creator of the Basque Country – also seek to position themselves.


Jul 04 2014

The shock report on low-cost Inconvenient Air France

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 The report

Monday handed the CEO of Air France 1 on what to implement to fight against low-cost airlines will he kindly stored at the bottom of a closet I need regular. Ordered by Frédéric Gagey2, the CEO of the company tricolor to imagine a sustainable future for the activity "point to point" – that is to say without match, so – short and medium letter of Air France group flights and reduce losses (200 million euros in 2013), this report contains the recommendations of an expert group. If the CEO of Air France is expected that the strategy currently being conducted, ie reducing the number of devices and stops where the losses are important and maintaining three brands is reinforced, this is not the case.

Shares of Air France erode market

The rapporteur this job is none other than Lionel Guérin, the current boss Hop! 3, the company that brings Airlinair Britair and Regional, three regional entities of the Air France4 who steal appliances from 48 to 100 seats. The expert group has tried to cope and rationalize, at least on paper, a business operated by three different companies within the Air France group: Transavia5, the low-cost intended for leisure flights, Hop, that regional conducts domestic flights to major European cities (Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Barcelona, ​​Stuttgart …) and finally Air France whose market share erode. In some figures, these three companies together account 2 billion euros of turnover and employ 10,000 employees in this activity.

The facts are simple. Short and medium-haul to the hub at Roissy fueling long-haul flights Air France flights lose € 400 million per year but management tolerates some of these losses as it flows through the long-haul profitable. "We can accept losing to Air France 150 million euros per year to fill its planes at Roissy. These are costs that could virtually integrate long-haul, "says an analyst.

Beautiful margins low-cost

But no question of widening losses activity "point to point" that competitors such as EasyJet, Vueling or Volotea have captured while achieving beautiful margins. On flights between France and Europe, Air France lost 5 points of market share between 2010 and 2014. And the French domestic market, low-cost airlines increased from 15 to 27% market share between 2010 and 2014

. To stem losses the report proposes to set up in the autumn a new common organization Hop! and Air France for business functions such as optimization of sales by trade policy (revenue management), pricing … Each company would retain the operational management of its staff.

The report distinguishes between two market segments where business customers are involved and "VFR" visiting friends and relative, that is to say travelers who visit their friends and their families: a segment is predominantly leisure, whose customers are looking for low prices. Customers of the other, dominant business, favor the regularity and frequency while maintaining their wallet.  Contain

Air France flights to match

Transavia meets unsurprisingly expectations first and should continue to grow from Orly, its current base, with ten additional Boeing 737 for its flights leisure. However, to meet the needs of the second category two opposing scenarios: either Hop, regional, fully recovered activity previously carried out by Air France at Orly especially with its mini price!. Air France is building on its reputation in housing activity in a "brand connected" to its name

. Clearly, the report's authors propose confine the short and medium-haul Air France connecting flights to Roissy and let companies "agile" take care of "point to point". On the social level, this scenario would obviously have serious repercussions. "The situation may be very tense in the coming months," says an official of the group aware that the courageous decisions remain to be taken. Frédéric

GAGEY has in hand a "hot potato" that he should say at half results on July 25 that it intends to do.


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