Aug 18 2014

A whiskey to 23,400 euros stolen in broad daylight

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

 Installed

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 17 2014

Economic policy: Holland Valls and cling to their course

Tag: international, news, people, special, traveladmin @ 12:28 am

 

Why change a policy that does not work? Growth may well be zero, François Hollande 1s'en lies in the roadmap that has set December 31, 2013 and he subsequently clarified on January 14. At the 70th anniversary of the landing in Provence2 Friday it has raised the wrong digit INSEE indirectly, a sentence at the conclusion of his speech at the memorial of Mount Faron on "France, fifth economic power world and that means in its reforms, remain at that level. "

All indicators are nevertheless a potential worsening of the situation. GDP stagnated in the second quarter, as it had done in premier.3 Industrial production fell 0.5% between March and June. Business investment fell 0.8%. The trade deficit is still in the red and unemployment continues to rise and reaches 10.1% of the workforce. In early summer, Manuel Valls 4puis Hollande had also anticipated this deterioration, the head of state even evoking, August 4, "a real risk of deflation." The never-seen with the president, who had not abandoned his optimism for his now famous "recovery, it is" of 14 July 2013 …….

But … this brutal return to reality will apparently not impact the program returned from the executive. This is the conclusion of the workshop that were formed Holland and Valls midday Friday at Fort Brégançon5. For a little less than three hours, lunch melon-rib-including fruits, they sought how to maintain their course "with insight and fighting," said a presidential adviser. Sylvie Hubac, Chief of Staff at the Elysee, Gilles Gateau, Deputy Chief of Staff at Matignon and social advisor, and Gaspard Gantzer, head of communication of the Head of State, joined them for coffee. Upon his return

Hyeres, Manuel Valls said he was not surprised by the growth figures. "I myself had said on August 1 that we were going to have a difficult re-entry, he has said. I want to tell the truth to the French, I'm not here to hide the reality. "The Prime Minister said that" far too low growth "called further reform" as well as initiatives for investment in European ". New lunch

The government has yet to plead his case once at the summit to install the new européenne6 Commission, on August 30. The Minister of Economy, Michel Sapin7, set the tone in an article published by The Mondedaté August 15 where he tries to show "why we must refocus European economic policies." "France will not reach its goal this year in terms of its fiscal deficit despite total control of our spending," he laments. He believes that GDP growth "should be of the order of 0.5%" in 2014, instead of 1% under the amended Finance Act and adds: "There is no reason at present to predict 2015 is much higher than 1% growth. "

only source of consolation, the executive seems to preclude any further increase the tax burden," as was the case in the years 2010 to 2013, with the now known in terms of household purchasing and reduced investment capacity of enterprises' power effects, writes Michel Sapin. The Minister of Economy fails to mention that the levies have increased at a rapid pace since 2012 and have not dropped since. He does not say, either, what 'alternative measures' will restore two devices censored by the Council constitutionnel8: relief of employee contributions and lower taxes on jobs at home. A counselor

Holland confirms that the topic was discussed over lunch at Brégançon. They also talked about the "tax act" waited for the start but, according to the president's entourage, "has not yet been finally adjudicated." They returned on sites already programmed, including the revival of learning and the construction of housing. And, of course, discussed the situation in Iraq and Ukraine.

The tax and benefit package should be ready no later than the submission of the draft budget 2015 Cabinet in late September but the executive n did not intend to stay silent until then. Cabinet re-entry will be next Wednesday and the day before, Francois Hollande, and Manuel Valls have lunch together once again to study the timing of announcements and develop a communication strategy to show that, in adversity, they are more united than ever.


Aug 06 2014

Sanctions against Russia block 50,000 Russians abroad

Tag: Uncategorized, opinions, publications, top news, traveladmin @ 1:40 am

 Rater avion1

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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Jul 23 2014

Care are more expensive hospital and clinical

Tag: economic, events, finance, resources, traveladmin @ 1:32 pm

 Public1

The hospital should take lessons in productivity from private clinics. In its annual survey of hospital costs, technical Information Agency on hospital (Atih) noted once more the efficiency between the two feuding brothers health gap. It shows that in 2012 the average cost of caring for a patient amounted to 2,115 euros in public against 1204 euros in a clinic. These figures are however to be taken lightly, tempers the public agency, "the segments of the two sectors are different." Rest

even more precisely by comparing the costs generated by the same care and the same gravity, clinics are the most efficient. This is particularly the case in surgery, the operation is simple or complex. Stay for a prosthesis simple hip and costs 16% less in the private sector. Similarly, the bill for a fairly severe intervention in the small intestine and the colon is 30% lighter in clinic. Longer stays

public hospital

In terms of cancer, Atih details including treatment of "malignant diseases of the hepatobiliary system and pancreas" . The average cost of this care is 36% higher than in the hospital clinic, 3930 euros. The hospital, for a similar situation, in fact keeps the patient more fully within its walls: one more day for milder cases and up to seven days for the most difficult cases pay day loans. In addition, differences in efficiency are lower in the field of obstetrics. The birth of a first child with "vaginal" (without cesarean) and costs 2318 euros in clinic, 11% "only" unless the public.

How can these gaps in productivity between enemy brothers of private and public? France2 Hospital Federation (FHF), which represents public schools, argues that hospitals treat patients on average more severely affected than those received in the clinic. They are moreover increasingly precarious situation and must therefore stay longer in hospital. "It does not explain everything," but slides an industry expert. A hospital director recognizes that personnel expenses and circuit billing drain on budgets.

In the private sector, it does not have to look very far the reasons for the large productivity gap. "Medicare pays for clinical acts that are providing on average 20% to 22% cheaper than in hospitals, said Thierry Béchu, general secretary of the FHP-MCO (surgery and private maternity). This economic constraint invites us to be more efficient. Otherwise we are doomed to put the key under the door! "


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 10 2014

A booklet rest he interesting?

Tag: economic, events, money, people, traveladmin @ 6:08 pm

 

The ax fell. From 1 August, the rate of the booklet A pass from 1.25% to only 1%. Historically low yield, which could have been even lower if the government had followed the recommendations of the Bank of France, which proposed to reduce it to 0.75%. For the record, this very old investment was paid 1.75% there just one year.

Now, 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) 1 ceiling (€ 12,000) will win 120 euros against 150 euros a year earlier.

What to do in these conditions of his booklet A2? "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," said Cyril Blesson, Partner Pair Council. Because the passbook is not taxed, which is not the case for most other investments. Starting with passbooks, direct competitors of the booklet A, whose interests are taxed at the scale of income tax, which must be added the social security contributions. Excluding promotional periods reserved for new customers, fewer of these books relate unless the booklet A.

But other investments become today very competitive. Euro funds Insurance life.3 contracts are a good alternative, even if their remuneration is crumbling. Last year, they reported 2.8% (before social contributions). This is significantly more than 1% of the booklet A. Certainly, we must take into account any input and taxation costs. But by investing in contracts over eight years, the tax will be minimized. And ultimately, the investor is the most time winner.  

Those who have a little time on their hands (four years) may also invest cash on housing savings plans (PEL) 4 paid 2.5% (before payroll 15.5%). Especially since the interest is subject to income tax 12 years after the opening of the plan.


Jul 07 2014

"Good funds" Michel Sapin

Tag: events, money, opinions, publications, traveladmin @ 1:37 pm

 

Once again, Michel Sapin1 won the award for humor. "Our friend is finance, good finance2" Sunday launched our Minister of Finance Economic Forum Aix-en-Provence 20143, which this year had the theme "Investing invent tomorrow." Intoxicated by the brightness of Provence, our bagman asked himself the question: "Will it finance a happy, happy in the service of investment, to make people happy?" "Good finance" is one that contributes to real investments. But the needs are enormous. This is even with unemployment, the only true sequel to the global crisis of 2008-2009, as recalled Christine Lagarde4. "At the end of 2013, the GDP of the G205 was 8% lower than their underlying trend (if there was no crisis) and investment down 20% over what should be, "said the director of FMI6.

The diagnosis applies equally to private investment firms for public infrastructure projects. The World Economic Forum Davos7 has calculated that the global economy devoted to these 3700 billion a year in the 1980s. Today is just 2,700 billion, is a lack of 1,000 billion. Citing these figures, Christine Lagarde revealed that the IMF would present a study on this topic in early October on the 40 major economies.

"In the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, budgets are now 10% lower than they should be," said said the boss of the IMF, while noting that, for France, it was not the case. The French deficit investment is doing well, in her view, on private investment. Collapse

investments

Michel Sapin, for its part ready to subscribe to this diagnosis, if not it also recognizes that danger looming on the side of local authorities. The new municipalities are now "very careful, a too cautious," said he acknowledged at his press conference. Already smarting from the collapse of the housing investment, which "cost 0.4 percentage point of GDP growth" we, according to his figures, it should not be depressed after the building now gaining public works. Featuring

himself an outstanding hearty temperament, Michel Sapin is satisfied that the conditions of the trust is there, "now that companies perceive new opportunities and the CICE arrives in their accounts. " As for the discontent of social partners, Medef8 among others, and the left wing PS9, he summarized by this formula: "The complainers, the rechigneux as they say in Berry, feed the slingers, and the slingers feed moaners. "


Jun 29 2014

Lease its property to provide rental

Tag: economic, features, publications, top news, traveladmin @ 5:37 pm

 To leave

despite the crisis, an increasing number of French place for rent that they do not use during their stay: accommodation, car, but motorhome, bike and why not boat

. Success in Hexagone1 site rental housing owner Airbnb2 is the most obvious example of this economy of sharing that attracting more and more French consumers. 70,000 French homes are for rent at this time on the site, against 7,000 two years ago. Initially very urban – especially Paris – the site has gradually gained a wider audience. "In Corsica, the number of units available for rent, for example, increased by 9 this year," says Nicolas Ferrary3, France Director of the U.S. site. People who live in tourist areas have included the interest they could find an empty room to rent their home, or their home in its entirety, to tourists. In 80% of cases, the owners rent their principal residence and two out of three, it is their entire home … they do not care if they themselves went on vacation. Amount of gain: on average 300 euros a month in Paris. According to a study by Airbnb, these gains are largely used to meet current expenses, but also to finance its own holiday (for 80 euros).

In the family of sites private rentals, Airbnb is the behemoth, but it is far from the only one. A multitude of sites allow you to earn some money with the property that is not used when one is oneself trip. This is for example the case of Carnomise4 and Tripndrive5, offering vacationers to rent their car in their absence. Installed at major airports, they pay parking the car and pay back homeowners compensation for its location. The invoice sent to the lessee of the vehicle is on its side around 60% lower than in a traditional landlord. "We left our car three weeks Carnomise during a trip to Japan free instant credit score. By renting our car fortnight, we won 136 euros … and we did not pay the 300 euros usual car, "says Chantal Blanchet, a new follower. Rent a boat

Even in JeLoueMonCampingCar6 concept, created in 2011. As its name suggests, the site connects owners of motorhomes, which is generally used only part of the year, with people who want to rent. Two years after its inception, the site has found its market: 19.000 rental days have passed through JeLoueMonCampingCar … more than 60% since the beginning of the year. To rent a campervan costs around 100 euros per day. Each owner has gained an average of 600 euros through the vehicle unused. On an equally specialized segment Boaterfly Sailsharing and aim to facilitate the location of boats between particuliers7. Bike rental by owner, proposed by Véloc8 only a few months, is potentially a wider audience, but is still struggling to break into France. The French, however

bite undoubtedly the "collaborative consumption." France is the second market Airbnb world, both in terms of number of passengers that housing available for rent. The success of the French carpool website Blablacar9 now the industry leader in Europe, is another indicator of the success of these new modes of consumption, which now appeal beyond the "bobo" early community. The average age of users has significantly high Blablacar past two years. "Car rental by owner – Drivy, Ouicar or Buzzcar are the leaders – another public key, older and less urban. The success of these sites is a sign that this way of eating is within the standards, "says Marc-Arthur Gauthey, the think-tank ouishare devoted to these practices.


Jun 28 2014

Banks undertake for small businesses

Tag: economic, economy, resources, technology, traveladmin @ 2:41 am

 

In 2013, some 100,000 credit applications from all small enterprises (VSE) were rejected. But banks promise to do better now. The French Banking Federation (FBF) took five commitments Friday, when submitted to the ministers, and Arnaud Michel Sapin Montebourg1 the report of the national credit mediator Jeanne-Marie Prost 2out financing TPE. The latter concludes that if access to credit TPE investment is pretty good, access to cash loans is difficult.

While TPE accuse them of time still too long, banks promise to give within fifteen working days in response to any request for credit. In case of refusal, they agree to receive the entrepreneur for him to explain why. All their letters, they also indicate the existing remedies, particularly the mediation of credit still unknown. In a pedagogical concern, they will publish further guidance on the short-term financing because TPE3 use too often discovered as a tool for cash, so it is not always the most appropriate or the most economical. Banks

finally endeavor to promote greater stability of their CROs, while patterns TPE complain constantly change of interlocutors. In this important "turnover", the same mediator recommends "a term of office of at least four years." However, banks do not advance over a period, stressing that they can not interfere with the career of their agents.

These five measures, which will also apply to SMEs4, occur while the FBF has already announced last week the appointment in each banking network, 'privileged interlocutors for SMEs.

"First step"

The issue is important because it affects 2.7 million businesses ranging from local shopkeepers to professionals through the artisans. "Small employers, on the ground, when they talk about banks, often scathing, conceded Arnaud Montebourg. This is a fundamental first step to appease the relationship. "

The Minister also urged the leaders of TPE to enter more often mediation crédit5 via local branch of the Bank of France6. A free service to help get out of tight situations. "The TPE is very small but it is very important because it is an essential tool in the fight for jobs," concluded Michel Sapin7, Minister of Finance.


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.


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