Jul 20 2014

Holiday workbooks are converted to digital

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 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


Jul 06 2014

Companies forced to reduce their quota of trainees

Tag: Uncategorized, finance, news, resources, specialadmin @ 8:53 am

 

While many young people "still struggling" already to find internships, often required to validate their years of study, the new law on the supervision of stages1, finally adopted on 26 June will complicate their task a little more. Starting again laudable intentions – they protect young people against abuse and other "courses copiers" – this text is likely to miss its target. For

by increasing constraints, it may discourage foremost business leaders to open their doors to students. However, demand is high: the number of stages2 in France has almost tripled in less than ten years to 1.6 million per year, in part due to their generalization in the curricula of secondary and higher education. But also because the course has often become a point of passage for a first job.

Result, since July 1, employers are forced to comply with new Obligations3. First, they must not exceed a maximum ceiling of trainees based on number of employees of the company. This number, which will be fixed by decree, could be three trainees in enterprises with more than 30 employees, and 10% of trainees in larger companies. Cherpion Act

2011

"Violation of this provision shall be punished by a fine not exceeding € 2,000 per trainee concerned and 4,000 euros if recurrence, "said the law firm DaemPartners, recalling that the limitation period of the administrative action is two years. The maximum duration of internships remains at 6 months, but in two years, there will be no derogations possible for example to make a gap year in his studies to go abroad.

Then entrepreneurs will have to increase by September 2015, the remuneration for internships over two months, which will increase from 436 523 euros monthly. Finally, they must extend to all students access to the restaurant business, earnings restaurants securities or reimbursement of transport costs where they exist for their employees.

"This rigid and dangerous law will scarce supply Internship"

Patrick Hetzel, UMP ….. ….. In addition, the law reinforces the means to identify and punish any abuse, introduces leave of absence, leave, time aligns the presence of trainees on the employees, exempts from tax income gratification. "The names of the students in the institution should now be listed in order of finish in a specific part of the single registry staff to facilitate the monitoring of labor inspectors" still regrets the cabinet DaemPartners .

The left supported the text "going in the right direction" and reflecting a campaign promise François Hollande4 despite flats Left Front, while the UMP and the UDI voted against. The objective is not to "leave to think that companies are fraudeuses, but some like to play with the rules," observed Denys Robiliard (PS). Whereas

"existing law already protects students' thanks to Cherpion Act of 2011, Patrick Hetzel UMP denounced a bill" rigid "and" dangerous scarce will offer internships. " As the UMP, UDI also criticized the maximum duration of six months for internships, "which will challenge the gap year" in studies from abroad.


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 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.


Apr 04 2014

Mozilla boss loses his job after his remarks against gay marriage

Tag: international, life, money, resources, top newsadmin @ 2:20 pm

American Foundation Mozilla1, which develops the Firefox browser, announced today the departure of his boss just came into functions2 the heart of a controversy for his support for an initiative against the homosexuel.3 marriage "Brendan Eich chosen resign as CEO, "said Mozilla's official blog. The announcement of his appointment dated back only 24 mars.Brendan Eich was one of the co-founders of Mozilla, where he held several positions before becoming boss. But after his recent promotion, he found himself at the center of controversy because of a donation he had made to support a campaign against gay marriage in California conducted in 2008. Among his detractors included in particular the dating site OkCupid, which had begun to display the following message when users arrive on its internet page with a Firefox browser: "The new boss of Mozilla, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of the equal rights for gay couples. We would prefer that our customers do not use the software to access Mozilla OkCupid poor credit personal loans. "" Mozilla prides itself on having a different standard, and this last week, we did not . been up We know why people are hurt and angry, and they're right: it is because we have not been faithful to ourselves, "admitted Thursday on the blog of Mozilla Mitchell Baker, the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. "We did not react quickly enough (…) when the controversy started. Sorry, "adds elle.Mozilla indicates that discussions are still ongoing about its future direction, promising more information about" next week "." Mozilla believes in equality and freedom of expression, "but recalls Mitchell Baker." We accept contributions from anyone, regardless of age, culture, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, race, orientation Sexual, its geographical position and its religious views "and" we have employees with a wide variety of opinions, "she argues.


Apr 01 2014

Property: all that changes this year in tax

Tag: business, economic, money, news, resourcesadmin @ 7:33 am

Source Le Figaro Magazine

Under the sign of rigor, the 2014 budget has not spared immobilier1. Thus, the VAT applicable to maintenance work in the house from 7 to 10%, except for energy renovation work. In the aftermath, the conditions of access to sustainable development tax credit has been tightened. Finally, buy a property will cost more this year. At the higher rate of VAT on notary fees 2vient added that registration fees: many councils have increased, on 1 March, the county tax on property sales.

The only measure favorable to owners concerning real estate capital gains realized on the sale of housing: exemption has now gained after 22 years in prison and not more than 30 years. And until the end of August, a reduction of 25% is possible on capital gains.

The real estate gains partly exempt after 22 years

Gains on disposals of housing other than principal residences are now exempt from tax income after 22 years, against 30 years ago. The period to be exempt from social security contributions (15.5%) remains, meanwhile, set at 30 years. If you sell a property before this time, so you should pay tax on the gain at the flat rate of 19%, possibly increased by a surcharge of 2 to 6% when the taxable capital gain exceeds € 50,000. The amount of the capital gain is taxable, however, subject to a deduction for holding period (after 10 years, the seller has for example a 30% reduction on tax and 8.25% on social security contributions).

If you plan to sell a property before 1 September 2014, you will benefit more from an exceptional discount of 25%, calculated after deduction period of ownership. Attention, this reduction does not apply to sales of shares in real estate companies (SCI for example) or to transfers in favor of a family member (spouse, partner pacs, partner, ascending or descending). Disposals

Land remain exempt after 30 years

The ax has not gone away! The provision of the Finance Act 2014 to remove allowances for holding period for sales of building land was censored in extremis by the Constitutional Council. A rescript (No. 2014/01 of 9 January 2014) is then came clear that the exemption is granted after 30 years. Example: after 10 years, the reduction is only 10% for land (against 30% for residential). Registration fees

increased in many departments

As the Finance Act 2014 so authorizes, 66 departments (their list is available at www. tax. govt. fr) found 3.8 to 4.5% the amount of the county tax on property sales. In these departments, registration fees (also called "notary fees") are thus passed from March 1 to 5.80665% (5.10665% before). This increase is intended to apply until 29 February 2016. After this date, the tax would – theoretically – be reduced to 3.8%.

If some departments, like Paris, Isère, Yvelines or have already decided not to increase registration fees, others have not yet voted, probably waiting for the maturity of the municipal elections. If those notify the tax authorities no later than April 15, 2014, their decision to the county tax of 4.50%, the increase will apply to sales made on or after 1 June 2014. However, if this notification occurs between April 16 and November 30, 2014, the rate of registration fees will be raised only for sales entered into after 1 January 2015. Which would be a welcome time for buyers concerned business card.  

Indeed, the increase in registration fee is in addition to the slight increase in fees of notaries following the VAT hike passed, 1st January, from 19.6 to 20%. For a home purchased € 200,000, it is estimated that in the departments have increased their tax expenses amounted to € 16,000 or € 2,000 more than in 2013. Increases cascade that may well ultimately erase the slight decline in property prices seen last year. The tax

Sustainability simplified but hardened

Every year credit finance law gave birth to a new version of the tax credit Sustainable Development (ICSD). Approval are now subject to the achievement, in the principal residence of at least two eligible projects (eg, loft insulation and installing a heat pump). Households with modest incomes (the ceilings are defined in Article II of the 1417 tax code, CGI) may, however, continue to benefit from ICSD to achieve a single category of work. Household making a bunch of work can, whatever their income, expenditure spread over two consecutive years rather than one. In this case, the tax benefit will be granted under the income tax of the second year.

Another new 10 rate tax credit give way to two rates applicable regardless of the equipment installed: 15% for the achievement of one catégoriede work (be-tested) .20% for making a bunch of work (regardless of household income).

However, the expenditure ceiling taken into account has not budged. It remains to € 8,000 for a single person and € 16,000 for a couple. This amount is increased to 400 € per dependent. This ceiling is multiannual and restores every 5 years.

Example: A couple with two children is make insulation work for 15.000 € and changes its boiler to a condensing furnace (4500 €).

Expenses taken into account: € 19,500, capped at € 16,800.

Amount of tax credit: € 16,800 x 25% = € 4,200.

This year, the list of eligible equipment has been reduced (see Appendix 4, Art. 18a of CGI). Since January 1, photovoltaic panels and equipment for the recovery and treatment of stormwater open longer eligible for the tax credit. Finally, after being eligible for several years, donors are excluded from the IFSD. This is now restricted to the owners, tenants or occupants for free. Accumulated tax

and eco-PTZ credit: new resource limits

Sub-tested, it is possible to combine the IFSD and eco- zero-interest loans (PTZ). 2014, the income limits have changed. The income tax reference (n-2) is € 25,000 for a single person (€ 35,000 for a couple + € 7,500 per dependent). VAT

: rising to all floors!

January 1, 2014 all VAT rates have increased. Rate called "intermediate" from 7 to 10% and the "normal" rate of 19.6 to 20%. In practice, the 10% rate applies to improvements, processing, development and maintenance of dwellings completed over 2 years.

Rate of 20% applies, meanwhile, when the important work contributes to the production of a new building (as defined in Article 257 CGI) or when work resulted in an increase of more than 10% of the existing floor surface. Good news, the eligible work at ISDC are being applied since 1 January, a 5.5% VAT.

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Mar 01 2014

Black day on the roads early difficulties in Rhône-Alpes

Tag: Uncategorized, business, economics, technology, traveladmin @ 12:00 pm

 

For some it will be the end of their vacation or second week of rest, for others it will be the start of holiday. The roads will be so loaded this weekend, especially those leading to the ski resorts. Not surprisingly, the most significant caps should be concentrated in Alpes1, particularly because spouses school holidays academies nearby massif – Grenoble, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Nice, Montpellier -. In the Pyrenees, traffic problems will be due to the arrival of guests of the Academy of Toulouse combined with departures guests of the Academy of Bordeaux. However, traffic problems are marginal on other mountains.

Further complication strikes could disrupt railway departures and returns passengers in stations Rhône-Alpes, Bourgogne, Franche-Comté and Provence regions Alpes-Côte d'Azur. On the roads

• Saturday 1 March

– In the sense of departures, the day is classified orange and black at the national level in Rhône-Alpes: Many difficulties are expected, especially on the A43 motorway at La Tour-du-Pin, between Lyon and Chambery, between Chambéry and large valleys of the Maurienne and Tarentaise. "The first plugs were formed to 07h and they only intensify," said the head of the Regional Centre for Information and Coordination road (CRICRs) Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, stating that "a peak was expected around noon. " Between Lyon and Chambéry, the trip is estimated at 2:15 instead of 50 minutes and the journey time between Lyon and Grenoble is 2:10 instead of 50 min.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense in the direction of Lyon. Axes A6, A26, A5, A31 and A36 will experience delays and / or plugs. On

Auvergne, some slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand upstream of the junction A71/A710/A75 (at an area work).

In Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, prepare to encounter difficulties on the A51 between Aix-en-Provence and the toll Saulce and the N94 between Gap and Briançon. Finally

Midi-Pyrénées, slowdowns are expected in the output of Toulouse and in the last kilometers before entering the stations of the Pyrenees.

– In the sense of return, the day is classified orange and red at the national level in the Rhône-Alpes. The end of the leave of Zone C and the first week of Zone B will generate heavy traffic on routes linking the ski resorts of the Northern Alps and northern borders of the country and the Paris region. Rhône-Alpes region, note that there will be difficulties between Albertville and Moutiers between the Maurienne valley and Chambery, Chamonix to Geneva or Geneva to Bourg-en-Bresse. Traffic may be disrupted by snow removal operations underway on the A40 towards Geneva, the A51 and the A89 west of Clermont-Ferrand, said CNIR Rhône-Alpes.

Side of Auvergne, slowdowns are expected in Clermont-Ferrand.

In the northeast quarter, the traffic is dense to the north, especially in the areas of Beaune, Langres and Troyes. Parisians meet slowdowns across Burgundy.  

In Ile-de-France, caps will disrupt traffic between Evry and Chilly-Mazarin. Tip: for a trip to the north, leave the ski resorts of the Alps north before 10:00. • Sunday, March 2

The day is classified as green in the sense of departures, as returns.

For more information: The report of the national forecasts Bison Futé2

In stations

• Strikes in the South East of France on Friday

……. . In the South-East of France, the TGV traffic will be slightly disrupted Friday due to several strikes located in Burgundy, Franche-Comté, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Rhône-Alpes. If perturbations mainly affect regional traffic, it will provide complications for trains running on routes Paris-Bourgogne/Franche-Comté (90% of traffic is ensured) and Paris-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (3 4 TGV between Paris and Marseille, Toulon and Nice).

On the PACA region, the regional traffic will also be disrupted. Especially for those who want to join the Alps. Marseille, 1 set of 4 went to Les Arcs, 1 set of 2 goes to Briançon. Note that a train of 10 go from Marseille to Nice and 9 out of 10 will operate between Marseille and Lyon. A

Chambéry, the two main railway unions in the Rhône-Alpes region have called a strike this weekend end3. The notice began on Friday at 17 am and close at 8 am Monday. TGV traffic will be normal and the Alps 8 TER 10 circulate ensures SNCF in a statement. To complete the service, buses will be put in place, especially on the Grenoble-Veynes Gap online. Finally, the traffic Intercity trains will meanwhile "adapted on night trains." • Work

disrupts traffic

In the West-South-West region and southeast, alter the course of the work and intercity TGV delete. For more information, see the forecasts SNCF4. In the air

Nothing to report side air sky. No specific instruction was given at the Paris Orly and Roissy airports.  

I get more practical information

• The newscasts Bison futé5

• The press Vinci Autoroutes on forecasts trafic6

• The real-time traffic with Vinci Autoroutes7

• On iPhone: download the app for Sytadin Franciliens8 Inforad or to alert you to the presence of work, radar , etc.9

• Information Live trains and Eurostar10

……. . • Forecast with Weather Consult11

VIDEO – Discover how can appear in "traffic shadow" on the device thanks to our science program E-test piece .

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Feb 14 2014

On Facebook, can be defined as "transsexual"

Tag: economic, economy, finance, international, opinionsadmin @ 3:40 pm

 

The craze on the theory of Type1 also spread to England … New on the English version of the site Facebook: Users now have a choice of genres that diversifies. Since Thursday, February 13, they can now be defined as "transgender" or "intersexual", in addition to two kinds "man" and "woman." In a post published on his "Facebook diversity" 2 page, the social network says this new feature in a text decorated with a picture of the rainbow flag rainbow, symbol of the gay and transgender community. "Today we are pleased to offer this new option to help you see your own identity on Facebook more easily," can be read in this post.

Besides gender, subscribers also have the option of choosing the personal pronoun by which they would be arrested in the posts. In addition to traditional "him / he" and "she", there will now be "on", considered more neutral. "If many of these changes do not matter much, for those who have suffered it's something important," wrote in a Facebook post on his page Diversity, which displays a picture of the rainbow flag sky, flag of the gay and transgender community, floating on the Group campus in Silicon Valley. "We see these developments as an additional way to make Facebook a place where people can freely express their identity," says the social network.

The social network says collaborating with associations defending the rights of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender to create these new options that can be found in the category "other."


Feb 05 2014

Foreign firms: an attractive plan study

Tag: economy, news, online, people, specialadmin @ 1:37 am

 

Patterns of large foreign companies have delivered Tuesday François Hollande1 a series of proposals to strengthen the economic attractiveness of France, where these groups are now reluctant to invest. Fifty patterns established in France, the U.S. consulting firm Accenture German industrial group Siemens global groups, had published a manifesto in December when they realized their difficulties to advocate for investment in France before their direction.

The signatories of the manifesto, claiming 20,000 companies and two million employees in France, demanding concessions including social and environmental regulation and greater fiscal stability. "We did a lot of proposals in areas that are dear to the President, namely innovation, attracting talent," said in the courtyard of the Elysee Gerald Karsenti, President of the French subsidiary of the IT group American Packard2 Hewlett (HP).

Convince them to invest in France

The Head of State to unveil on February 17, during a board dedicated to the attractiveness of the French territory, a range of measures which added to cuts costs Pact responsibility and impact of simplification must convince merits of investing in France online cash advance. "We must convince our global headquarters to invest in France than elsewhere," summed up the head of HP France, citing a French president "listening" and "aware" of the difficulties foreign investors.

"It is always compared to others, compared to other European countries, the BRIC (Brazil-Russia-India-China), the famous developing countries, the United States of course," he has said. The government is currently preparing a comprehensive package of measures to foreign companies but also to ensure better administrative home to their expatriates.

With Reuters


Jan 18 2014

Hook Courbit two new 5-star hotels

Tag: business, economics, economy, news, resourcesadmin @ 2:04 am

 

Stéphane Courbit 1a big ambitions in luxury hotels. Already owns the palace and The Cranberries mountain restaurant Le Chalet de Pierres in Courchevel, as well as the Pan Dei Palais in Saint-Tropez, the businessman Stéphane Courbit acquires two other palaces. The Mélézin, one of the oldest luxury hotels in Courchevel, 5-star hotel with 31 rooms and the Bastide de Gordes2, the famous 5-star Luberon, which offers 46 rooms and suites. He thought to complement its location in Gordes.

Supported by the bank Natixis3 Stéphane Courbit strives to develop its hotel division. "Our idea is to create a small chain of a dozen luxury hotels located in tourist haunts an international clientele," says the businessman. "For that, all options are possible, including opening the capital of this new business segment for investors," he says

Potential IPO

The hotel would become the fourth business group Stéphane Courbit faxless payday advance. It currently holds 50% of the cluster online games BetClick Everest Group, who now weighs 300 million turnover. It controls a third of the capital of the audiovisual production company Banijay present in ten countries and releases a turnover between 400 and 500 million euros. "Banijay aims to be among the top three global groups. This could go through big acquisitions and a potential IPO in the next three years. "

Finally, there is a minority shareholder in the new entity Direct energy4 third French distributor of electricity and gas with a turnover of over € 600 million.

"Since 2012, these three business segments are structurally profitable and emit about million results 130 per year," says Stéphane Courbit. But it adds: "Ultimately, I focus my investment on the world of entertainment, that is to say production, online games, and now, so luxury hotels." .. ……


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