Jul 20 2014

Holiday workbooks are converted to digital

Tag: money, people, publications, special, worldadmin @ 12:16 am

 Réviser1

and have fun during the summer seems possible with applications2 notebooks holiday. A solution that always attracted more parents to judge by the number of downloads for some estimated up to 2 million. The advantage? The Child3 becomes autonomous. Parents not just see a tab where they can check the average and the development of the child. "It is even a tool with which we can share good times with family," says Jérôme Serre, of EduPad leader, creative startup of iTooch Papers vacances4 application. A

"more exciting" tool

The application iTooch Cahiers holiday

A fun and interactive side that goes up to develop a scenario: "The game Video5 side of an application is much more challenging than a traditional notebook," confirms Bruno Le Guern, founder of the Application Class Pass. For his first day on Class Pass, the child begins his adventure on a boat. The objective is to reach a deserted island after spending the first session of questions and consulted pages progress. In all, nearly 10 hours of adventure and quizzes. The desire to unlock points or stars is then stronger than scratching on paper. But no

either side "time" panic, the child will not become addicted because the majority of applications shall adjust work sessions from 5 minutes one hour. "The vacances6 are primarily made to rest, a holiday notebook should not become a constraint," insists Caroline Maitrot, Nomad Education. Applications

prices remain below the paper book that ranges from 3 to 15 euros. For Notebook iTooch holiday application it takes more than 3 euros, and more than 4 euros for Passport and iCahiers holiday Nomad Education. Question reliability, the opinions of parents iTunes7 are divided: some are considered too short by users as Passport Hachette8 Education, lack of pedagogy Learning with Waki, etc.

. Application "complement" paper notebook

One reason not to throw paper notebook! "The application must be considered as a supplement, especially in the context of écriture9" says Caroline Maitrot. But Isabelle Racoffier National President of AGEEM (General Association of Teachers Schools and Kindergarten classes public), the smaller éducation10 mostly through elements of everyday life: "On vacation, I would invite families make sandcastles, explore a museum or zoo. They provide opportunities to review the concepts of math, science, etc.. " Draw, play and visit are all activities that, regardless of age, to enrich and grow.

Photo Credits: Pass Class

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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.


Apr 08 2014

Attractive World cultivates its difference on the Internet

Tag: Uncategorized, economics, people, resources, specialadmin @ 1:36 am

 How

get a place on the web, create, to perpetuate a brand and customer loyalty? Ludovic Huraux, co-founder in 2007 of the dating site Attractive World1, has steered its way in the highly competitive field of internet dating. 24 years old at the time, he invented a strong concept by introducing a selective admission. "The difference is really having positioned on the premium segment of the meeting, since it is the members who are on the site that identifies new candidates with the idea to create an environment of trust in which people can easily share and meet. "

Today is World Attractive beneficiary and just passed the million and a half of applications even if ultimately only a little more than 500 000 people will be accepted. A concept that allowed Attractive World to develop a strong brand on the Web. "To have a strong brand, you must have a strong position, and our bias was to be placed on a high-end segment. From the moment you have a true differentiation must know, and for us the best way was to invest in marketing and in particular television cheap business cards. When engaging hundreds of thousands of dollars and sometimes millions of euros in television campaigns, you must know what the most profitable programs, what time it is better to invest and on what channels. "…. …. "Skip the real"

Beyond TV and site Attractive World continuously works on display algorithms that aim to better connect people seeking a soulmate. "Depending on the interests and activity on the site, we will put you in touch with people that match these interests, which is a lot of research and development carried out throughout year. We feel that users have very high demands, they are no longer satisfied only virtual Internet use and online dating sites, but they really need to go into the real, meet people, and for that we bring a real service by organizing events that are very good excuses to make this bridge then. " Each week, marriages and births are celebrated by members who have used this dating site.


Mar 27 2014

The alarming increase in accidents among women

Tag: Uncategorized, money, news, resources, traveladmin @ 12:44 pm

 

Women's health at work degrades more than men. This is the observation that stands the National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions (NAALC), which published early March a study based on figures from the disease.1 insurance. While accidents have generally declined over the past decade (-13%), those women rose sharply (+20%) when men decreased (-23%). Same trend in commuting accidents with sick leave: they are down for men (-9%) and increased for women (15%).

How to explain it? Prevention policies have focused more on traditionally male sectors. For decades, precautionary measures were strengthened in industries such as metallurgy, chemistry, wood or textiles, Anact explains, adding that these sectors have parallel sharply declining enrollment.  

"An invisibility risk for certain jobs" predominantly female

In contrast, most women invested sectors (business services, retail Banking, insurance and administration) have benefited less from these preventive measures. There is a "invisibility risk for certain jobs or female-dominated sectors (services, care, trade, administrative …) given the fact that they have long been considered 'light' instead of jobs or sectors heavy 'predominantly male (construction, industry, energy …), "wrote Anact in its investigation. "Now the employee (s) are also exposed (s) to chemicals, problems of charging port and psychosocial risks, warns Chapert Florence, one of the study authors. But as these risks are less visible, they are less taken into account. "  

Other advanced by the responsible project of its kind, health and working conditions Anact hypothesis: differences in career paths between men and women, "the women, often confined to repetitive and painful positions change little hierarchically unlike men, she says. Result, they are more exposed to sustained professional wear. " In addition, biological and social differences are not taken into account. A equivalent position, the effects of work are not the same for men and women. "Muscle differences, machines not adapted to the size of women may have additional consequences on the health of women." The boom

occupational diseases in women

Can we say that women are worse off than men? Not statistically anyway. In 2012, work accidents involve much more men (67.5%) than women (32.5%). And commuting accidents, men and women are almost equally: 48% and 52%.

…… But inequality increases when the question of occupational diseases are addressed, who are mostly MSD (musculoskeletal disorders). The recognition of occupational diseases has increased nearly twice as fast for women (169%) than for men (91%), all lines of business combined. Workers and employees are three times more likely to get sick than their male counterparts, according to a study published in Dares 20102. And even among executives and entrepreneurs, women are more affected (1.2%) than men (0.8%). If

recognized occupational diseases are more common in women, they are more serious, however men who are overexposed to occupational cancers (97% recognitions occupational cancers affect).


Mar 03 2014

Gender Equality: Progress to

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Companies can do much better in terms of equality between men and women.1. According to a survey conducted by ESCP Europe, who interviewed 40 women with 10-15 years of experience, and participating in its Executive MBA programs 2and Women and Women Leaders, 55% of female managers believe that the effectiveness of their business to fight inequality is "low". They are only four to report that their company has a policy of equal pay and benefit.  Although

45% noted an improvement over the last five years of the place of women in positions of leadership in their business, 83% of women managers argue that companies continue to favor "unconsciously" men against women. Take

its destiny

Denouncing preconceived ideas, they believe that the difficulties in reconciling work and private life are not sufficient explanations for the gap between men and women. All refuse the argument of lack of competence. Eight out of ten claiming they have the same ambition as men.

"Women are pragmatic and themselves take initiatives that will help them accelerate their careers," says Delphine Manceau, Director of Corporate Division Europe ESCP Europe.

Seven in ten indicate that they are the ones who had the idea to follow one of two training programs continues to ESCP Europe. Eight out of ten find that their company has not encouraged to take this training. But 72% agree that their employer fully or partially finance their courses, to facilitate their training by providing high availability, or detach someone to help them cope with their professional work load.

This realism is accompanied by a clear look at what they consider their weaknesses and their qualities. "90% of women explain that they follow our program to build a professional network of women leaders. They want to exchange between peers and participate in events dedicated to women managers and leaders, "Delphine Manceau analysis.

Better manage their career comes second. Have more responsibility in third. The salary increase is in fourth position. Gaining confidence

Managers women also hope to gain confidence, one of their main disadvantages. "I was able to pass a number of stereotypes about women's access to leadership positions following an executive MBA for eighteen months, shows Rezlaine Zaher, former executive assistant became responsible for internal communication at Lafarge . I have confidence in myself. I would highlight my achievements and aspirations. I would not have done before. "

But all women managers do not believe that their training is more to progress with their employer, since 50% admit that they take courses to business change.

And they are only a third think that government policies in favor of women will have a positive effect on their careers.


Feb 01 2014

The French in favor of reforms impact on unemployment insurance

Tag: economic, economy, finance, money, worldadmin @ 4:04 pm

 

The French seem ready to shock therapy on the issue of unemployment. According to a survey * BVA for i> Télé and Le Parisien published Saturday, 82% of respondents are in favor that we give the opportunity for employees who wish to contribute less in exchange for a future cap their unemployment compensation, if one day they were brought to experience a period of unemployment. They are 64% to be "favorable" to an automatic radiation unemployed who refuse more than two "reasonable" job offers, and 61% want to "exclude the specific system of intermittent technicians show, which could be submitted to common law. " At the question: "Do you agree to increase from 4 to 8 months duration of work required to be compensated," half of the respondents said yes. And 59% advocated the establishment of a degression of allowances from one year. A device that had been arrested in 2001.

All these "ideas" come from the CGPME (the General Confederation of Small and Medium Enterprises). Proposals – published last Monday 1 – have been welcomed as a "provocation" by the other unions. At the CGT leader Eric Aubin assured that "would not accept." The number two of the CFDT, Véronique Descaq, has also warned that it was "in no case going back on the rights negotiated in previous agreements," citing "a dramatic employment situation." These tracks were also considered "sensational" by the negotiator of the CFE-CGC, Marie-Françoise Leflon saving account pay day loan. "Let's be serious, they are propositions that can not hear," she has said. Even MEDEF kicked in KEY2 "CGPME feeds reflections," said the leader of the employers' delegation Jean-François Pilliard, making it clear that the MEDEF was, to date, not on this line.

No major reform to wait

All these unions have been meeting for a fortnight to reform the nebulous system of unemployment insurance. They were given until March 13 to agree on a new contract. But if the French seem willing to tighten their belts and accept a harder system sensitive subjects were directly scanned 3: no question of touching the regime of the entertainment, or lower unemployment compensation and duration. Including the president himself: "This is not a time of high unemployment should be reduced the rights of the unemployed," ruled François Hollande mid-January.  

High unemployment? Sure. There are today in France 5.5 million jobseekers all categories included, 2.2 million are compensated. The reversal of the trend in unemployment as promised did not lieu4, and nothing indicates that approach. Meanwhile, the hole in the coffers of the UI is widening alarmingly: debt regime reached € 22.1 billion and will continue to deteriorate in 20145. If nothing changes, the deficit will approach $ 40 billion in 2017.

* This survey was conducted among 994 people recruited by telephone and interviewed by internet 30 and January 31.


Jan 14 2014

Japanese "Abenomics" landed in Africa

Tag: business, resources, special, top news, traveladmin @ 10:56 am

 

A symbol. To close its historic African tour, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo ABE1 will speak Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the seat of the brand new africaine2 Union, built and donated by … China.

The Sino-Japanese rivalry is indeed the backdrop of the Japanese Prime Minister travel in Africa. As the "Sinafrique" has she made the headlines in recent years, as the Empire of the Rising Sun seemed to have abandoned the black continent. Certainly Japan.3 remained a generous donor but its trade with the continent did not reach € 15 billion in 2013, five times less than those linking Africa to China.

VRP Olympics and Industry

Shinzo Abe intends to deploy a more active diplomacy as his Minister of Foreign Affairs stated January 10, 2014 at Figaro, pay for the person on the one hand, securing vital energy supplies to the Archipelago and, hand, selling products "Made in Japan" on emerging African middle class.

The stage last Friday in Côte d'Ivoire4, was the first visit by a Japanese government in Francophone Africa.

In Abidjan, Shinzo Abe did not merely offer kimonos percent of Ivorian Judo Federation for the Olympic Games "Tokyo 2020". He announced a contribution of € 5.5 million in Côte d'Ivoire, a small portion of an envelope of € 61 million in humanitarian aid attributed to several Sahelian countries overnight pay day loans. "Côte d'Ivoire is seen by Tokyo as a gateway to the door Francophone Africa," says one expert. Shinzo Abe, who calls himself "first VRP" of his country, considering Africa as a promising market for infrastructure (power stations, ports), automotive or medical equipment, one of the industrial priorities in the context of "Abenomics5" policy stimulus Prime Minister.

Cooperation with Japanese fashion includes training local workforce to enroll in the long run

In Mozambique6 Saturday, the priority was to raw materials. The countries bordering the Indian Ocean has significant reserves of coal and gas, yet largely untapped. Mozambique plans to build by 2018 four liquefaction plants gas to export 20 million tonnes of LNG (liquefied natural gas) per year. Japan, the world's largest LNG importer, even more dependent on oil from the closure of all its nuclear plants following the Fukushima disaster, will respond to the call for tenders for this project in 15 billion euros, via its industrial Chiyoda and Mitsui.

In three African capitals tour, the Japanese Prime Minister has a message to counter the Chinese rival, often accused of sending his labor without great benefits to the local economy. Cooperation with Japanese fashion includes training local workforce – 200 Mozambican technicians for example – to enroll in the long term.


Jan 13 2014

Energy Services: EDF GDF Suez wants to challenge

Tag: Uncategorized, economic, money, opinions, worldadmin @ 8:32 am

 

There are not only in offshore wind – with the call for tender for parks Tréport (Seine-Maritime) and the Vendée – the rivalry between EDF and GDF Suez rises today power. Another area, that of energy services, will generate a crucial battle between two giants: it covers, pell-mell, HVAC, heating networks, public lighting, electric mobility, systems integration low fee pay day loans… , with the dual horizon optimization of consumption and costs, and environmental concerns. It also refers to long-term prospects, given the needs of businesses, communities and even individuals.

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Jan 11 2014

2013 gloomy year for the PC market

Tag: life, news, people, technology, top newsadmin @ 8:32 am

 

The end of the year, the computer was not at the party. The research institute IDC figures released Thursday of the PC market worldwide1 for the fourth quarter 2013: 82.2 million computers were shipped worldwide, representing a decrease of 5.6% compared to the same period last year. The Gartner has also released its own results around the computer market in the world, 2 in which he announced a 6.9% decrease in the number of PCs shipped in the last quarter.

Throughout the year, IDC observed a decrease of 10% for the PC market. "The business purchases prevented a larger decline, but consumer interest remained low throughout the year," said the research institute in a statement.

Lenovo rose

Among the top five PC vendors in the world, only Lenovo is healthy. The Chinese manufacturer has shipped more than 15 million computers in the last quarter of 2013, an increase of 9% compared to its performance at the end of 2012. Lenovo now holds 18.6% of the global PC market. "Lenovo has managed to strong growth in part through the development of products for emerging markets," says Rajani Singh, analysis, IDC.

Dell also shows a growth of its activities in the sector, with a 5.8% increase in the number of computers shipped compared to the end of 2012. The U.S. company holds 12.2% of the PC market in the world.

For others, it is plummeting. Acer has a particularly hard fall. Taiwanese group decreased by 21.4% in sales of computers between the last quarter of 2012 and the 2013. Meanwhile, he also lost nearly 2 points of market share. Asus and HP have also seen their quarterly earnings decline relative to 2012.

iCharts3

Focus around Apple results

Gartner and IDC agree on the general trends in the PC market, but not the numbers on Apple. Gartner and announces an increase of 28.5% in the number of Macs shipped to the United States between late 2012 and late 2013, while IDC shows a decrease of 5.7%.

In 2013, Apple introduced three new models of Mac: the new Mac Pro, a computer professional office, a new MacBook Air, available between sizes 11 and 13 inches, and a new version of the MacBook Pro. The latter was the subject of delivery that have influenced Christmas sales of the brand, a crucial period for new technology companies.


Dec 30 2013

NSA has hacked a cable used by Orange

Tag: economics, international, publications, resources, top newsadmin @ 10:48 pm

 

Edward Snowden1 revelations continue. The German newspaper Der Spiegel announced Sunday new information2 Practices cyber-espionage of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). According to documents provided by its former employee, a special division of the NSA has hacked the computer network of a group of companies-using the submarine telecommunications cable SEA-ME-WE 4, which connects Marseille, North Africa and Asia. The French Orange is one of the companies involved, according to information that has been confirmed by the Mediapart3 site.

Intrusion using a computer virus

NSA has hacked the computer network of the 16 companies 13 February 2013. A team of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), a unit specializing in cyber-espionage NSA, was introduced with a computer virus in an internal site of the consortium of these companies. She recovered are documents detailing the structure of the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable, that is to say, the distribution of the data stream between network nodes.

The method used for this attack is called "QUANTUMINSERT" ("quantum insertion" in French). It is to redirect employees of a group, institution or official business, to copies of some websites developed by the NSA. Once connected, spyware are housed in computers, unbeknownst to the users concerned. This method had been used by the British electronic intelligence agency, partner NSA to infiltrate the network of the Belgian operator Belgacom.

According to Der Spiegel, the intrusion of February 13 was only the first step. "Other operations are planned in the future to collect more information on this and other infrastructure," it said in a document cited by the German newspaper business card.

Orange will be a civil party

The path of the cable SEA-ME-WE-4 (source: Wikimedia / CC / JPLon)

Along almost 19,000 km, the SEA-ME-WE 4 cable routes telephone and Internet communications between Western Europe and South-East, through the Middle East and southern India . The cable starts in Marseille, Marseille in the Internet eXchange (MAIX), and ends in Singapore.

Contacted by Le Figaro, Orange said it had no involvement in this operation. "These maneuvers were conducted entirely in [the knowledge of Orange]," says a spokesman for the company. "If there has been piracy, it could not be done via the Orange has been no such attack network." The group also announced that it would be a civil party, " assuming Orange data carried by the cable in question would have been an attempt to intercept. "

Spies placed in computers

In his article, Der Spiegel describes other feats of TAO. Internal documents reveal, for example NSA that the agency is able to exploit the error messages sent during a crash Windows system to earn a "passive access" in a given computer, it is ie to install a spy program that can realize data exchange. Der Spiegel also said that the CAT has an interception delivery program some computers (eg for an employee of an intelligence agency) in order to equip them with cookies or spyware programs.


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