Aug 21 2014

The price of fruit and vegetables fell sharply this summer

Tag: business, economy, events, features, opinionsadmin @ 5:28 pm

 While

Modef, agricultural union organizing today directe1 selling fruit and vegetables in Paris to denounce the margins of supermarkets, a study reveals that prices fruits2 and vegetables3 fell this summer. According to the observatory Families rurales4, fruit prices fell 12% and vegetables by 3% in the summer compared to last year. "This is good news for consumers, but it remains in perspective relative to 2013 that was very bad because of the weather. It's more of a catch-up compared to 2012, "says Dominique Marmier, president of the Consumers' Association.

In 2013, the price of fruit had flambé5 effect of 14% , while that of vegetables increased by 17% from 2012! Now the average price of a kilo of fruit to 3.34 euros, and a kilo of vegetables costs on average 2.14 euros. Even the bio grimacing: organic vegetables saw their prices decline by 11%, according to the observatory.

In addition, the observatory noted a greater presence of French products in supermarkets. In fact, of 16 fruits and vegetables on the stalls studied, nine are imported from abroad, while they were 10 last year. The difference between foreign and French products would even be reduced to 7 euro cents, according to the observatory.

"We risk losing our productive tools and employment"

If apples, eggplant and French melons6 were able to place on the shelves, c is due to the good harvest of domestic producers. Lower prices also reflects this early printemps7. In fact, the normal harvest dates were postponed, foreign products arrived earlier in the store, forcing the French distributors to align the foreign price.  

But, conversely, bad weather in August should revise this good news. As such, Luc Barbier, president of the National Federation of Fruit Producers, says that "the fall in prices is a reality, but it would have to actually see the end of the period récolte8 instant payday loan lenders." The gloomy weather

August further generates a lower consumption of fruits and vegetables in France. Luc Barbier also denounces comparators prix9 and promotions great distribution10 being "nourished the idea that fruits and vegetables are national overpriced so the French consume less. Supermarkets then responds by slashing prices. We risk losing our productive tools and employment in the sector. " Dominique Marmier Rural Families, 11estime him that "économique12 crisis also cause consumers to rethink their spending. The French have less power to achat13 so they consume less. "

But good news for consumers, lower prices could rise following the embargo russe14. France exported 31.5 million tonnes of fruits, citrus and vegetables to Russia in 2013. By importing products the Baltic countries or Poland, Russia likely to hinder the French market. It would end then flooded with Polish apples, more competitive. A hypothesis that puts Dominique Marmier: "In theory, there should be no concern to the extent that Europe supports the producers." The European Commission has indeed released on Monday a budget of 125 million euros to rescue fisheries and nectarines15. Citizens seem also mobilized by the embargo: a wave of "selfruits" (a selfie with fruit) took social networks for some time. Initiatives that aim to support the consumption of fruits and vegetables.

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Aug 13 2014

Intel removes fans computers

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

 Intel wants

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Aug 10 2014

Elon Musk, the conqueror

Tag: Uncategorized, economy, money, special, worldadmin @ 1:00 pm

 

"At that time, we would follow to hell with oil to tan." On August 3, 2008, Dolly Singh and hundreds of fellow employees at SpaceX assist in Direct the failed launch of the Falcon 1 Months of hard work are rocket undone in a moment, causing the hopes of exhausted engineers in their wake. But in a few sentences, Elon Musk has redirected his troops, she tells the site Quora business card. The problem is complex, it has raised the money for another attempt and, above all, he "will never give up." Touting a future travel to Mars and hyperbolic transport neo-prophet regained the heart of his followers as quickly as doubts had settled in their minds.

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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 09 2014

An American harvest tens of thousands of dollars for his potato salad

Tag: Uncategorized, online, opinions, people, specialadmin @ 11:16 am

 

Some jokes can be expensive, others report more than expected. Danger that Zack Brown has allowed him to harvest date, 57,000 dollars (41,800 euros) and gather more than 4000 contributors around … a salad potato. And it's not over as there is still 24 days before the end of the quest.

When the young American publishes its project on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter, it sets its target to $ 10. "I'm just a salad potato. I have not yet decided which, "says Zack in the project description. For those who are willing to finance the salad up to a dollar, it promises a "thank you posted on the site" and recite their names aloud while cook. For $ 3, visitors must get some of the finished product. Sole risk of this unusual investment: "This may be not good, this is my first salad of potatoes," warns Zack in the "Risks and Challenges" section of the page Kickstarter1.

…… The improbable project met and exceeded the original target. Zack takes the game and promises new counterparties. At $ 35, it will be "four times more potato salad." At $ 75, it will hold a "pizza party". Ultimate grail, 100 dollars for which gratify contributors two different salad recipes potatoes. Against all odds, mayonnaise takes. Boosted by social networks, the project has been an unexpected success and donations accumulate. In just three days, it reached 4000 dollars. In a video posted Sunday Zack thank users "without whom it would never have been possible guaranteed pay day loans."

…… "When I started this campaign [crowdfunding], my secret goal was to reach $ 60, "reveals Zack. He is now the head of a virtual capital of tens of thousands of dollars. Wednesday morning, the project brought together 57,000 dollars and more than 4,000 contributors. "I never thought it would take on such a scale, responded the young man on the U.S. site Reddit2. Ten dollars seemed a reasonable goal. I think people have found an opportunity to gather around something as absurd as banal. "

He invites" all internet "to a baby salad potato … ……. In exchange, American offers a hat bearing the image of a potato salad or a cookbook, send it in December. This leaves a few months to organize Zack, who plans to "rent a large room to invite all Internet a feast of potato salad." While some question, however, the project should be approved by Kickstarter.

The site has softened effect there one month operating rules and the draft Zack, although delusional, meets the three conditions imposed in that the project must "propose creating something to share with others," "to be honest and clearly presented" but that the funds raised are for a "charity" and that the proposed compensatory measures are financial. Asked about the moderation of such fanciful projects, crowdfunding platform has répondu3, not without humor, that "there is no single recipe for inspiration."


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

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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. "


Apr 29 2014

How do we make our races in 2025?

Tag: Uncategorized, news, online, resources, traveladmin @ 3:49 pm

 

"With the massive use of the Internet, we live the same kind of period when we found the car, train, and electricity at the same time": François Bellanger is Director of the "think tank" TransitCity 1 and sits on the Scientific Committee Europacity the Pharaonic Auchan2 project aimed at building a large market town combining leisure, culture and consumption. According to him, how to make our races should evolve dramatically in the coming years, including the following two main areas.

One is to save time, thanks to the proximity (multiple small pave signs everywhere), transit (with drive-in3 and stores in train stations or subway stations) and finally through purchases on the Internet. The other axis would, conversely, to "enhance the experience" of the purchase. François Bellanger and take the example of football stadiums overflowing, despite the abundant supply of specialized channels which broadcast the matches, "he'll just have to increasingly justify the movement," he explains cheap insurance.

In the same way that the shops which lowered the store at lunch and after 19h suffered an exodus of their customers, especially women work, to major retailers and hypermarkets, some retail players should "disappear" if they do not quickly reinvent themselves to compete on the web. One point on which bounces Distinguin Stéphane, President of FaberNovel4 and also looking for Europacity: "We must recreate the magic trade, souks and bazaars," said the latter.

"We'll have to re-imagine the physical world based web"

Distinguin Stéphane, President of FaberNovel. The interface

. stores should change gradually. First possibility: that pushing, soon our caddies in shelves … hyper-connected. "Whether with a smartphone5, Google Glass6 or bracelets connected system, we can easily imagine multiple sensors and ambient intelligence allow shopping centers to focus on the consumer experience," explains Stéphane Distinguin. Thus, from the "type" of customer profiles, the large surface area could be adapted according to the different periods of the year or even hours of the day. A process reminiscent deployed to Disney World, Orlando 7.

Second point: the opening up of the universe. While on the Internet, consumers can go from fashion to DIY a query on Google8 Francois Bellanger insists that many stores will have to strive to "give more" to their client. Stéphane Distinguin not say anything else: "We can not imagine a world without contact car company insurance maryland. But we will have re-imagine the physical world based web, especially with regard to the porosity of the universe "visited, he says. Especially since so far, the latest innovations (the drive-in ordering on the Internet) destroy all the impulse purchase – the famous chewing gum to funds – One critical manna in the distribution9.  

Finally, each company should seek different ways to add "relevant experience" strengths: sales temporary spaces, social mix, original frames … "The question to ask is: what can not dematerialize, "explains Stéphane Distinguin?. Developed to transform its store amusement park? François Bellanger response: "You know, after all, Disneyland is only one mall that dare not speak its name …".


Mar 28 2014

Blackberry has lost nearly $ 6 billion in 2013

Tag: business, economic, news, travel, worldadmin @ 6:04 pm

BlackBerry has reported a net loss of $ 423 million in the last quarter of fiscal year 2014, a total loss of 12 months significantly inground 5.9 billion, with sales still falling libre.La loss Quarterly compares with a profit of $ 93 million for the last three months of fiscal 2013 (December 2012 – February 2013) need a personal loan with bad credit. For all of fiscal year 2013, the smartphone manufacturer had suffered a loss of 646 million dollars.LIRE ALSO: "BlackBerry still believes in strong smartphones clavier1


Mar 24 2014

Laurent Ruquier signed for "at least" two years on RTL

Tag: business, opinions, resources, special, top newsadmin @ 1:04 am

Christopher Baldelli, president of RTL, said today in issuing Media Magazine France 5 on the transfer of Laurent Ruquier1 was part time. Debauched Europe 12, the host has signed "a contract of at least two years," he says, to replace Philippe Bouvard on orders Bigheaded. "The agreement that we signed with Ruquier Laurent covers several years, said Christopher Baldelli. He wants to invest." Choosing Ruquier Lawrence, aged 51 or 33 years younger than Philippe Bouvard, RTL hope he rejuvenate the audience a show whose average age is slightly higher than the "58-59 years" RTL and generate more advertising revenue? "Not at all, says the president of RTL. We do not reason like that. We are a generalist radio. All public interest me." "It is a gamble, a heavy and difficult decision that Phillipe Bouvard accepted. He also accepted that Bigheaded continues. This is elegant on its part." Pronouncing the word "bet", Christopher Baldelli remembers the previous 1999 when Philippe Bouvard had to give way to Christophe Dechavanne. Causing the loss of hundreds of thousands of listeners for RTL. ALSO READ: "Ruquier the Big Heads: a risky bet for RTL and Europe 13


Mar 17 2014

In Britain, five families have as much as 20% of the population

Tag: business, economy, events, international, specialadmin @ 4:36 pm

 

The five richest UK families have as much as 12.6 million poorest British. Their combined wealth, 28.2 billion pounds (33.7 billion euros) is the legacy of the 20% of the population of the country at the bottom of the social ladder, according to a study published Monday charity Oxfam. In

topped the list of British fortunes established by Forbes, the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, has as many (7.9 billion pounds, or 9, € 4 billion) than 10% of its poorest citizens. Aristocratic family owns 77 hectares of land in the most exclusive areas of London, Mayfair and Belgravia around Buckingham Palace, as well as 39,000 acres in Scotland, 13,000 hectares in Spain and a large real estate portfolio.

Behind him are the Reuben brothers of Indian origin, who made his fortune in metals, Hindujua brothers also entrepreneurs of Indian origin, Cadogan family, large property owners (36 hectares Chelsea and Knightsbridge, London) and Mike Ashley, owner of the retail chain Sports Direct.

"A nation deeply divided"

While the British economy has resumed at a steady pace, growing inequalities. Between 1993 and 2011, revenues from these privileged doubled, while those of 90% of the population increased by only 27%. "Britain is becoming a nation deeply divided, where a wealthy elite saw its revenues soar while millions of families are unable to make ends meet, says Ben Phillips, director of the action Public Oxfam. This is not a sign of economic success but a failure. Far from being inevitable, the result of political choices that can be changed. "

The government of David Cameron presents his budget on Wednesday. Oxfam calls for a strengthening of the fight against tax evasion, the introduction of a tax on financial transactions, a more progressive tax system and a higher minimum wage.


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