France web news – Annonce FR http://annonce-fr.com/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:38:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://annonce-fr.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/cropped-icon-32x32.png France web news – Annonce FR http://annonce-fr.com/ 32 32 Why was Mark Cavendish riding with Lance Armstrong this week? https://annonce-fr.com/why-was-mark-cavendish-riding-with-lance-armstrong-this-week/ Fri, 30 Sep 2022 18:38:26 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/why-was-mark-cavendish-riding-with-lance-armstrong-this-week/ Thus, Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, George Hincapie and Johan Bruyneel enter a bar in Majorca… It may be setting up a not particularly funny joke about the past and present of professional cycling, but it’s a premise that has caused quite a bit of consternation among fans of the sport this […]]]>

Thus, Lance Armstrong, Jan Ullrich, Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, George Hincapie and Johan Bruyneel enter a bar in Majorca…

It may be setting up a not particularly funny joke about the past and present of professional cycling, but it’s a premise that has caused quite a bit of consternation among fans of the sport this week.

On Tuesday, we reported on the Liveblog that Britain’s two most recognizable road cyclists had joined Armstrong, Hincapie and Ullrich – along with a dozen paying customers – on a series of group rides on the Balearic Islands.

This end-of-season gathering – including, it’s safe to say, a veritable who’s who of the last thirty years of professional cycling – was part of the 2022 edition of ‘The Move Mallorca’, an offshoot of the holidays in bike from the seven-time Tour de France winner’s longtime (stress, old) podcast, where guests pay over $30,000 to ride a few wheels behind Big Tex and his pals on the Sa Calobra.

It is currently unknown if Wiggins and Cavendish have been paid for their participation in the American’s group races (Wiggins is a frequent presence in Mallorca, so he may have just completed a few extra training kilometers on his former pre-Tour ground), but Armstrong spared few opportunities to paste the faces of British riders on his social media.

However, there was one photo in particular that seemed to flip a switch in a certain section of the online cycling community.

The image shows host Armstrong sharing a laugh on an outdoor patio with what makes up a Fantasy Cycling podcast guest list and who he describes as “dear friends”: the 1997 Tour winner and the eternal The Texan’s rival in France, Jan Ullrich, longtime American Postal teammate and friend George Hincapie, and the man once considered one of the company’s greatest sporting directors, Johan Bruyneel.

And Cavendish and Wiggins, of course.

“This photo makes me a little sick,” wrote one Twitter user upon seeing the image from the Buddy podcast recording.

“Even if just from a PR perspective, that’s surely something you’re NOT doing,” said another.

“I guess optics don’t matter when you’re retired (or nearly retired)…”

“I’m disappointed that Cav is here…As an active professional cyclist, I don’t think he should be around people who have lifetime UCI bans…”

While Bruyneel, Hincapie and Ullrich (the subject of Daniel Friebe’s excellent recent biography) also remain synonymous with the EPO generation of the 1990s and 2000s, it is Armstrong’s status as persona non grata – and the Wiggins and Cavendish’s apparent willingness to be associated with his unmistakably tainted ‘brand’ – which appeared to most onlookers irritated at their Majorcan shindig.

(In fact, the troubled Ullrich was and remains a more popular figure among cycling fans than his American counterpart, despite his own dramatic fall from grace in 2006 – an intriguing paradox that perhaps highlights the sport’s uneasy relationship with its troubled past. Do we ostracize certain riders because they are cheaters or because we didn’t like them so much to begin with?)

In any case, that Cavendish and Wiggins appeared alongside the banned Texan shouldn’t come as a surprise though. The Manx sprinter has featured on The Move once before and has cited Armstrong’s personal support and encouragement for his budding career during the latter’s ill-fated comeback in 2009 and 2010.

In his first autobiography At Speed, published in 2013 – the same year Armstrong confessed his doping to Oprah Winfrey – 2011 world champion Cavendish described the 1993 rainbow jersey winner as “bewitching” and, while in describing the “bitterness” of learning that it was all a carefully orchestrated charade, acknowledged that the “race to expose it sometimes felt like a witch hunt”.

Meanwhile, Wiggins’ attitude towards Armstrong has oscillated wildly over the course of his career, ranging from praising his 2009 Tour podium rival in his first autobiography to calling him a “liar bastard” following his doping confession in 2013, before defending his “human side”. ” and including it in his book of ‘Icons’ in 2018.

This human side can be seen in the 46-minute episode of The Move (once you ignore Armstrong’s relentless attempts to move certain products).

Armstrong jokes that he can take Wiggins’ knighthood away after a generally busy night on the tiles, Hincapie and Cavendish reminisce about their time together on the High Road, and a healthy-looking Ullrich gives Remco Evenepoel invaluable advice and rich in experience (“Not too many parties in the winter!”) Meanwhile, Armstrong casually drops some allegations (the 2012 Olympic road race, anyone?) and makes Cavendish feel uncomfortable, asking the kind of questions about the 2023 Tour and this record that, under normal circumstances, would result in a blunt, sweary retort to an unsuspecting reporter.

But whatever the human aspect of appearing on a podcast and going for a ride with a friend on vacation, it’s the optics that matter most.

While the retired Wiggins has his high profile punditry gig with Eurosport-GCN, Cavendish – after all – is still a professional bike racer.

So what does Quick Step-Alpha Vinyl think of their outgoing driver who walks around Mallorca with the sport’s most controversial figure and their sponsors’ logos etched into his chest? Contacted by the Independent, the Belgian team did not wish to comment on the affair and, in any case, it will not be their problem for long.

Also, what do potential Cavendish suitors think of the “special relationship” between the Briton and the American?

The former world champion is heavily linked with a stint at French team Pro Conti B&B Hotels (slated for a financial boost from new title sponsor Carrefour), a team that relies on a wildcard invitation to the Tour de France. Yes, the same Tour that unceremoniously crossed paths with Cavendish’s riding partner in the record books.

Perhaps none of this will matter, and the cycling world will move on to the next salacious gossip (Remco to Ineos anyone?) before Armstrong can even flash his ‘The Look’ detractors.

Either way, the condemnation of Wiggins and Cavendish’s switch to Mallorca (and even Armstrong’s continued status as persona non grata in a sport littered with remnants of its not-so-distant past) highlights the ongoing struggle. of cycling – nearly a decade after Oprah – to reconcile the apparent need for clean, black-and-white narratives with its overwhelmingly gray reality.

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EXCLUSIVE Vietnam prepares rules to limit posting information on social media accounts – sources https://annonce-fr.com/exclusive-vietnam-prepares-rules-to-limit-posting-information-on-social-media-accounts-sources/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 23:59:00 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/exclusive-vietnam-prepares-rules-to-limit-posting-information-on-social-media-accounts-sources/ SINGAPORE/HANOI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Vietnam is preparing new rules to limit social media accounts that can post news-related content, three people familiar with the matter said, as authorities tighten control over sources of information and information in the country. The rules, which are expected to be announced by the end of the year and […]]]>

SINGAPORE/HANOI, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Vietnam is preparing new rules to limit social media accounts that can post news-related content, three people familiar with the matter said, as authorities tighten control over sources of information and information in the country.

The rules, which are expected to be announced by the end of the year and the details of which are yet to be determined, would establish a legal basis to control the dissemination of information on platforms such as Facebook and YouTube while imposing a significant moderation burden. to platform providers, two of the sources. added.

The sources asked not to be identified as discussions of the new rules remain confidential.

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Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications and Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

“The government wants to fix what it sees as social media news-ization,” a source close to the talks said. “News-lisation”, or báo hoá, is a term used by authorities to describe the deception of users into believing that social media accounts are authorized news outlets.

Government officials have held confidential meetings with popular social media and internet companies to brief them on the types of accounts that will be allowed to post news content under the new rules, the sources said.

Authorities could order social media companies to ban accounts that violate these rules, they said.

Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party already maintains strict media censorship and tolerates little dissent, with one of the world’s strictest internet regimes and national guidelines on social media behavior.

Two sources with direct knowledge told Reuters that more rules on internet and social media platforms would be introduced between the fourth quarter of 2022 and the start of 2023.

As young, tech-savvy Vietnamese increasingly turn to social media for information, these platforms have become the target of government efforts to restrict the flow of information from unauthorized sources.

Vietnam is one of the top 10 global markets for Facebook with 60-70 million users, according to 2021 data, and sources familiar with the matter said it generates around $1 billion in annual revenue for Facebook. company, surpassing France.

YouTube has 60 million users in Vietnam and TikTok has 20 million, according to 2021 government estimates, although Twitter remains a relatively small player.

Meta Platforms Inc (META.O), which owns Facebook, and Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) declined to comment. Google and Alphabet Inc’s YouTube did not respond to requests for comment. TikTok said in a statement that it deals with content violations based on applicable laws and within its guidelines, but did not comment on pending Vietnamese regulations.

Vietnam’s government in July adopted a set of non-binding guidelines on what counts as news outlets, including criteria for distinguishing between “real” and “fake” news outlets, warning that some social networks include accounts that mislead users into thinking they are newspapers.

These guidelines should be incorporated into the new rules, which will be binding.

Authorities should also implement new rules that would require social media platforms to immediately remove content deemed harmful to national security and remove illegal content within 24 hours, sources familiar with the matter said.

Sources told Reuters in April that the new rules, which were originally scheduled for July, reflected the government’s dissatisfaction with withdrawal rates from social media platforms. Read more

This will be done through amendments to the country’s main internet law.

Vietnam also issued a new regulation in August, due to take effect from October, that will require tech companies to store user data locally and set up local offices.

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Reporting by Fanny Potkin in Singapore and Phuong Nguyen in Hanoi; Editing by Edmund Klamann

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2022 report on the B2C e-commerce market in France: a market of 212 billion dollars by 2026 https://annonce-fr.com/2022-report-on-the-b2c-e-commerce-market-in-france-a-market-of-212-billion-dollars-by-2026/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/2022-report-on-the-b2c-e-commerce-market-in-france-a-market-of-212-billion-dollars-by-2026/ DUBLIN, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “France B2C Ecommerce Market Opportunities Databook – 100+ KPIs on Ecommerce Verticals (Shopping, Travel, Food Service, Media & Entertainment, Technology), Market Share by Key Players, Sales Channel Analysis, Payment Instrument, Consumer Demographics – Q2 2022 Update” report was added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The B2C market in France […]]]>

DUBLIN, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “France B2C Ecommerce Market Opportunities Databook – 100+ KPIs on Ecommerce Verticals (Shopping, Travel, Food Service, Media & Entertainment, Technology), Market Share by Key Players, Sales Channel Analysis, Payment Instrument, Consumer Demographics – Q2 2022 Update” report was added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The B2C market in France is expected to grow by 12.20% on an annual basis to reach US$145,937.8 million in 2022.

Medium and long-term growth of the B2C e-commerce industry in France promises to be attractive. B2C e-commerce is expected to grow steadily over the forecast period, registering a CAGR of 9.87% during 2022-2026. The gross value of the country’s B2C e-commerce goods will increase from US$130,068.2 million in 2021 for US$212,674.8 million by 2026.

The B2C e-commerce industry has seen strong growth over the past few years, especially since the global pandemic outbreak in 2020. Consumers’ increasing shift to online shopping channels has continued to support the growth of the industry. e-commerce industry in France in 2021. The 12 months of 2021 have also been seen as the year of consolidation for the e-commerce industry.

Driven by the global pandemic outbreak, France’s B2C e-commerce industry is poised for continued growth in 2022. While online shopping has increased during the pandemic, one trend that has evolved is green, ethical buying. and responsible, including purchasing from French websites. Growing market size means increasing competition between domestic and global players. Therefore, players should increase their investments in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, voice search and virtual reality.

Moreover, the emergence of social commerce should become the next growth driver for the French e-commerce industry. As the market witnessed growth in different e-commerce sectors, travel and tourism witnessed a strong recovery in growth in 2021. With the segment expected to reach pre-pandemic levels in 2022, the travel industry and online tourism will further contribute to the growth of the industry in France over the next three to four years.

Faced with growing consumer demand, brands are now selling products from their old collections under the second-hand label. This trend is expected to further accelerate, which will subsequently contribute to the growth of the overall B2C e-commerce market over the next three to four years by France.

The report also covers niche trends such as market size by live-streaming engagement model and cross-border shopping. It also covers the share of e-commerce spend by operating systems, devices (mobile vs desktop) and cities.

E-commerce platforms should increase their investments in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and voice search

Amid the growth of the e-commerce market in France, competition in the sector has also increased sharply in recent years. To increase their market share, players seek to increase customer satisfaction and, therefore, turn to new technologies that allow them to retain their customers.

Virtual reality and artificial intelligence improve the user experience and thus generate sales opportunities for e-commerce platforms. In France, online shoppers use Google Image to perform a reverse search to find online stores selling the product they want. Therefore, the publisher expects e-commerce platforms to increase their investments in virtual reality, artificial intelligence and voice search over the next three to four years to increase customer satisfaction.

Social selling is set to become the next growth driver for the e-commerce industry in France

In 2021, social commerce has grown in popularity with consumers around the world, and France is no different. This trend is expected to accelerate in France as more and more consumers are expected to turn to social networking sites to continue shopping online. This trend is much higher among younger generation consumers. Therefore, several businesses in the country are using social networking sites to reach younger audiences and generate more sales.

Global e-commerce retailers are entering the high fashion luxury space in Europe to expand their market share

The online retailer is now focused on providing brands and designers with innovative resources to attract the fashion-loving clientele in the European region. This retailer’s strategy is to tap into the five wealthiest nations of Europeincluding Franceto drive long-term business growth

  • In May 2022e-commerce giant Amazon has grown in Europeincluding Francethe UK, Germany, Italy and Spain, with haute couture products. The retailer entered the European region after the successful launch of luxury stores in 2020 in United States.
  • Amazon launched Luxury Stores to provide a new shopping experience for established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands. Now, the retailer has enhanced the experience by introducing videos of virtual model showcases on the Luxury Stores microsite broadcasts.
  • Amazon now offers nine designers on its website, including Elie SaabAltuzarra and jonathan cohen. Other designers selling in United States version had seen its sales climb to 30%.
  • Importantly, these luxury fashion brands should offer free shipping and revert to the same e-commerce model as the retailer. In addition, brands will have the choice to distribute through their warehouses or those of Amazon.

Therefore, the world’s largest online retailer intends to bring the convenience of mobile shopping and fast delivery to fashion-loving customers served by exclusive boutiques and high-staff stores. This should attract a significant number of customers to the fashion center of France in a medium to long term perspective.

French retail giants are entering the social commerce space to expand their customer base

With changing consumer tastes and preferences, retailers are taking digital initiatives to increase their market share in the country. French retailer Carrefour, which launched its e-commerce platform in October 2020has just announced the development of its social commerce platform to offer a unified experience to its millions of customers.

  • In February 2022Carrefour has partnered with Brut, a leader in digital media in Europeto create Brut Shop, social commerce marketplace or live shopping platform.
  • Through this platform, customers can access a single website to shop online while participating in video events broadcast live on social media.
  • The French retail giant, which said nearly 60% of Carrefour customers are interested in direct shopping, is using its strengths in retail and social media to attract more customers to the country.

Carrefour will be able to attract young customers, boost e-commerce conversions and, at the same time, increase both customer differentiation and engagement with their products.

The entry of the main food distributors into France in the fast-paced commerce space is expected to intensify competition in the online restaurant segment over the next three to four years. Grocery and fresh food delivery startups are raising funding rounds to compete with regional and global giants in France. As competition in the online grocery and food delivery industry continues to intensify in France, FranceCompanies based in the country are raising funding rounds to compete with regional and global giants in the country.

  • In December 2021La Belle Vie, a leading grocery and fresh produce delivery service, announced that the company had raised 25 million euros Where $28 million in its Series B funding round, led by Left Lane and Quadrille Capital. In particular, the 25 million euros investment means that the company has raised 42 million euros since its creation.
  • The company plans to use the funding round to finance its expansion and presence in more French cities by the end of 2022. The online grocery platform, founded in 2015, offers more than 17,000 everyday items and others products. Using its proprietary supply chain solution, the company delivers 15,000 orders per week. In particular, in the IIe-de-France region, the company delivers its products in one to three hours in more than 1,300 cities.

Along with its plans to expand and strengthen its presence in more French cities, the company also plans to accelerate the growth of its fast-commerce solution, Bam Courses, which was launched in September 2020. Currently, Bam Courses operates in Paris and offers a 15-minute delivery service based on the seven distribution centers in the capital.

Scope

Companies cited

  • Amazon
  • Cdiscount
  • eBay
  • Fnac
  • Leroy Merlin
  • Deliveroo
  • Promenade E.Leclerc
  • HelloFresh
  • Jumia Food
  • Uber eats
  • Booking.com
  • Taxi G7
  • Omio
  • SNCF Connection
  • Tripadvisor

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Air France rewarded at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 | Air France https://annonce-fr.com/air-france-rewarded-at-the-skytrax-world-airline-awards-2022-air-france/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 14:03:02 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/air-france-rewarded-at-the-skytrax-world-airline-awards-2022-air-france/ Published on – September 23, 2022 – Price Best Airline in Western Europe 8e place in the Skytrax world ranking On September 23, 2022, at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 ceremony held in London, Air France was voted Best Airline in Western Europe for the second consecutive year. Air France also gained two places […]]]>



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  • Best Airline in Western Europe
  • 8e place in the Skytrax world ranking

On September 23, 2022, at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 ceremony held in London, Air France was voted Best Airline in Western Europe for the second consecutive year.

Air France also gained two places to climb to 8th position in the Skytrax world ranking. Air France is the only European airline in the Top 10 of this ranking, which includes more than 300 airlines and is based on the opinions of more than 14 million passengers from more than 100 countries.

New-generation aircraft with reduced fuel consumption, renovated and more comfortable travel cabins, new airport lounges, refined French gastronomy… These investments have been preserved to ensure our company’s move upmarket.

These distinctions reward the efforts and commitment of the Air France teams who work every day to offer our customers the best possible travel experience.

About Skytrax

Skytrax is an international airline rating agency that has organized the World Airline Awards, the “Oscars of the Aviation Industry”, since 1999. Travelers around the world vote in the largest air passenger satisfaction survey in the world. world to determine the winners of these awards. Customers from over 100 countries took part in the 2021/2022 online survey conducted from September 2021 to August 2022, with over 14 million reviews counted in the results. More than 300 airlines were included in the final results of the competition.

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Too good to be true firewood offers for the home in France https://annonce-fr.com/too-good-to-be-true-firewood-offers-for-the-home-in-france/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:29:51 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/too-good-to-be-true-firewood-offers-for-the-home-in-france/ Woodstove owners in France are warned to beware of scams on websites for seemingly ‘cheap’ wood and pellet heating, with fast and cheap delivery. The consumer association UFC-Que Choisir gave the alert after several people reported having ordered wood or wood pellets – with “fast delivery” – online. But instead of receiving their delivery, the […]]]>

Woodstove owners in France are warned to beware of scams on websites for seemingly ‘cheap’ wood and pellet heating, with fast and cheap delivery.

The consumer association UFC-Que Choisir gave the alert after several people reported having ordered wood or wood pellets – with “fast delivery” – online.

But instead of receiving their delivery, the buyers found that their bank account had been debited, and in some cases by hundreds of euros, even up to €1,000.

After the payment, the “sellers” are unreachable and the bank is unlikely to offer a refund to the victims because the payment has been “authorized” by the customer.

UFC-Choisir has identified a few fraudulent sites, some of which are already closed, but others remain open.

These include:

  • Bois-ecologique.com

  • Wood-energy-plus.com

Users should not visit or buy from these websites and be wary of websites that appear to offer “too good to be true” deals.

How to detect a fraudulent site?

When using websites online, UFC-Choisir recommends staying alert to signs that the site is a scam, including:

  • Low prices or overly attractive promotions

  • Very fast or cheap delivery offers

  • spelling mistakes

  • Payment by bank transfer, with the obligation to prove confirmation of the bank transaction before receiving the order.

“Online purchases on trusted sites do not use such sneaky processes,” says UFC-Que Choisir. It also recommends users to check if other people have left reviews about the site in question on the web.

The allegedly fast delivery times should particularly raise alarm bells, as legitimate producers are struggling to keep up with increased demand, making delivery times longer, not shorter.

If you suspect a scam, you are invited to report it on the official scam alert website, Internet-signalement.gouv.fr or by contacting “Info scams” on 0 805 805 817 (free number, Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.).

What if I am a victim of the scam?

If you’ve ever placed an order on a fraudulent site, report it to the police, stop using your credit card and contact your bank, even if the chances of you getting a refund are slim.

This scam comes during a time of rising electricity costs, as well as rising wood prices, as more and more people turn to the wood method.

The value per ton of pellets more than doubled in 2022 compared to the same period in 2021, while rising energy and fuel prices also increased the cost of production and distribution.

Read more: Shortage of wood pellets in France drives up prices

Experts said stocks are ‘under pressure’ as people prepare early for winter and look for alternative means of heating due to soaring electricity prices, and more people are entering the wood-burning stove market every year.

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France’s ANJ Announces Board Changes – European Gaming Industry News https://annonce-fr.com/frances-anj-announces-board-changes-european-gaming-industry-news/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 06:50:13 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/frances-anj-announces-board-changes-european-gaming-industry-news/ Reading time: < 1 minute A new government report calls for a regulator to monitor and classify online gambling sites in India. The report, written by a panel of senior officials under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called for intervention and stricter classification of India’s online gambling sector. Previously, Indian skill-based gaming startups and industry associations […]]]>
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A new government report calls for a regulator to monitor and classify online gambling sites in India. The report, written by a panel of senior officials under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, called for intervention and stricter classification of India’s online gambling sector.

Previously, Indian skill-based gaming startups and industry associations were looking for a mechanism to regulate gaming platforms and rank online games based on skill or chance, helping the industry to differentiate between games. money games.

The meeting with the Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, took place on June 7 and the two-hour session brought together the founders of several major mobile gaming platforms in India, including Nazara technologies, Mobile Premier League (MPL) and Dream Sports. .

The new report follows that meeting and calls for further regulation and classification. It also proposes that the industry be regulated by rules covered by India’s existing IT law as an “interim measure”.

The proposed law will outline requirements for classifying games as skill or chance and determine new game formats. This framework will apply to esports, online fantasy sports, card games and other casual games. These rules will have to be followed by Indian companies and companies that target Indian consumers.

A “code of ethics” for video game publishers is also proposed, which will require a robust grievance mechanism and compliance with India’s KYC standards. Under the new laws, any gaming platform that offers real money gaming to Indian consumers will have to be a legal entity under Indian law.

The law will also provide the government with blocking power for unregistered platforms. It also requires a three-tiered dispute resolution system and an oversight committee set up within a relevant ministry within the government.

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Russia’s economy won’t recover from war in Ukraine ‘until 2030s’ https://annonce-fr.com/russias-economy-wont-recover-from-war-in-ukraine-until-2030s/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:01:13 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/russias-economy-wont-recover-from-war-in-ukraine-until-2030s/ ghello. There is more dire economic data this morning, as retail sales fell at the fastest rate in eight months in August. The amount of goods sold in stores and online fell 1.6% from July, according to the ONS. This fall was three times greater than expected. Sales fell across all categories – the first […]]]>

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There is more dire economic data this morning, as retail sales fell at the fastest rate in eight months in August.

The amount of goods sold in stores and online fell 1.6% from July, according to the ONS. This fall was three times greater than expected.

Sales fell across all categories – the first time this has happened since July 2021, when the reopening of hospitality venues following Covid restrictions drove punters to restaurants and bars.

The figures are the latest sign of how soaring inflation and severe pressure on living standards are hitting consumers. It also highlights the challenge facing retailers as the key Christmas period approaches.

5 things to start your day

1) Why Waitrose’s claim of keeping prices low doesn’t add up Prices of basic necessities have increased by more than 30% in some cases

2) British Airways cancels one in seven flights during Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral 100 flights axed to keep skies clear as Heathrow restricts arrivals and departures on Monday

3) We don’t know how much Liz Truss’ energy bill freeze will cost, Treasury admits The PM’s budget statement, due next week, is expected to reverse tax hikes, but the costs of policies to ease bills will only cover the first few months

4) Louis Vuitton owner tells staff to take the stairs and turn down the store’s thermostats Even the French luxury retailer is cutting spending amid soaring energy costs

5) Patagonia’s Billionaire Founder Gives the Outdoors Brand The company will split into two organizations and pay dividends to ‘protect the planet’

What happened overnight

Asian markets were weaker this morning as investors braced for a US rate hike next week amid growing worries of a global recession following warnings from the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks outside Japan fell 0.3% on Friday, after US stocks ended the previous session with slight losses. The index is down 4.1% so far this month.

Australian shares were down 0.9pc on Friday, while Japan’s Nikkei stock index fell 1.2pc.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.1pc while China’s CSI300 index fell 0.9pc.

coming today

  • Economy: Inflation (EU), Retail Sales (UK, US, China), Industrial Production (China), Michigan Consumer Confidence Index (US)
  • Company : No major updates planned
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French air traffic controllers will stage a strike for higher wages on September 16 https://annonce-fr.com/french-air-traffic-controllers-will-stage-a-strike-for-higher-wages-on-september-16/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 01:07:00 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/french-air-traffic-controllers-will-stage-a-strike-for-higher-wages-on-september-16/ Air traffic in France will be severely disrupted this Friday due to a strike on wages, warned the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). French air traffic controllers are taking action to demand higher salaries due to soaring inflation. The national strike will last from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. […]]]>


Air traffic in France will be severely disrupted this Friday due to a strike on wages, warned the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). French air traffic controllers are taking action to demand higher salaries due to soaring inflation.

The national strike will last from 6 a.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, the DGAC announced on Tuesday.

Besides calling for higher salaries, air traffic controllers will also use the strike to force authorities to open up aviation jobs, especially in air traffic control, Xinhua news agency reported.

“From 2029 to 2035, a third of the body will retire, it is imperative to anticipate and plan recruitment,” said the National Union of Air Traffic Controllers (SNCTA), adding that “not doing so will have inevitable consequences in terms of civil service, working conditions and mobility”.

The SNCTA and the DGAC called on the airlines to reduce their air services by 50% on Friday, both in mainland France and in the DOM-TOMs. Passengers are advised to postpone their trips.

Meanwhile, the SNCTA said on Tuesday that a second strike could be expected between September 28 and 30.

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Ukraine and Russia: what you need to know now https://annonce-fr.com/ukraine-and-russia-what-you-need-to-know-now/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 05:36:00 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/ukraine-and-russia-what-you-need-to-know-now/ Firefighters work at the site of a thermal power plant damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 11, 2022. Ukrainian State Emergency/Handout via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register September 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine has accused the Russian military of attacking civilian infrastructure […]]]>

Firefighters work at the site of a thermal power plant damaged by a Russian missile strike, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine, September 11, 2022. Ukrainian State Emergency/Handout via REUTERS

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September 12 (Reuters) – Ukraine has accused the Russian military of attacking civilian infrastructure in response to a swift offensive by Ukrainian troops at the weekend that forced Russia to abandon its main stronghold in the Kharkiv region . Read more

STRUGGLE

* Ukrainian forces have advanced north of Kharkiv to within 50 km (30 miles) of the border with Russia and are also pressing south and east in the same area, the Ukrainian commander-in-chief said , General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi.

* Zaluzhnyi said Ukraine had regained more than 3,000 km2 (1,160 square miles) this month.

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* On Monday, Britain’s Ministry of Defense said Russia had likely ordered the withdrawal of its troops from the entire occupied Kharkiv region west of the Oskil River. learn more (https://bit.ly/3xfp2lf)

* The Russian Defense Ministry has ordered troops to leave the area around the town of Izium, TASS said on Saturday. He also quoted the Russian-installed chief administrator of parts of the province under Russian control telling residents to evacuate to Russia.

* Russian nationalists have angrily called on President Vladimir Putin for immediate changes to ensure final victory in the Ukraine war, after Moscow was forced to abandon Izium. Read more

* Ukraine must protect the territory it recaptured from Russian forces against a possible counter-attack, Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov said on Sunday. Ukrainian troops were tired after their six-day offensive, but morale was high, he told the Financial Times.

* Reuters could not independently verify the battlefield reports.

NUCLEAR PLANT

* Operations at Russia’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant have been completely halted as a safety measure, its public operator said. This decision followed the restoration of the emergency power line allowing the plant to be connected to the Ukrainian power grid. Read more

* The IAEA’s nuclear watchdog confirmed the restoration, allowing the plant to draw electricity from the grid to cool its reactors.

* The Russian and French presidents held talks on factory security, with Putin blaming Ukrainian forces, while Emmanuel Macron pointed the finger at Russian troops. Read more

* Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to the Ukrainian president, said the Russian attacks hit the CHPP-5 power plant in Kharkiv, one of the largest in the country.

DIPLOMACY, TRADE

* Russia was doing “everything” to break Ukrainian and European determination this winter, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told a conference attended by the German Foreign Minister. “Ninety days which, more than any other year, will determine the existence of the European Union,” he said in remarks published Saturday evening on his website.

* Indonesian President Joko Widodo plans to join India and China in buying Russian oil to offset mounting pressure from rising energy costs, the Financial Times said on Monday. Read more

* The International Monetary Fund is looking at ways to provide emergency financing to countries facing war-induced food price shocks and will discuss the measures at a board meeting on Monday, Reuters told sources familiar with the matter. Read more

* Britain rejected Putin’s claim that only a tiny fraction of grain exported from Ukraine under an international deal went to poor countries, saying 30% went to low- and middle-income countries from Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Read more

* France‘s transport minister said he would sign a pact with Romania to help increase Ukrainian grain exports to developing countries, including the Mediterranean. Read more

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“A servant queen”: the world pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II https://annonce-fr.com/a-servant-queen-the-world-pays-tribute-to-queen-elizabeth-ii/ Fri, 09 Sep 2022 17:29:57 +0000 https://annonce-fr.com/a-servant-queen-the-world-pays-tribute-to-queen-elizabeth-ii/ Cape Town, South Africa — Around the world, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked reflections on the historic scope of her reign and how she managed to preside over the end of the British colonial empire and embrace the independence of its former dominions. Tributes to the Queen’s life poured in, from world […]]]>

Cape Town, South Africa — Around the world, the death of Queen Elizabeth II has sparked reflections on the historic scope of her reign and how she managed to preside over the end of the British colonial empire and embrace the independence of its former dominions.

Tributes to the Queen’s life poured in, from world leaders to rock stars to ordinary people – as well as some criticism of the monarchy.

It was in Cape Town, on her 21st birthday in 1947, that then-Princess Elizabeth promised that “all her life, whether long or short, will be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

The British Empire quickly crumbled, but Elizabeth managed to maintain a royal – albeit ceremonial – position at the head of the Commonwealth, the 54 nations of the mostly previous British colonies.

“The Queen lived a long and consistent life, fulfilling her promise to serve until her last breath at the age of 96,” Cape Town Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis said on Friday. “She was an exemplary leader of a kind rarely seen in the modern age.”

As Queen, Elizabeth was seen as endorsing the birth of democracies in former colonies in Africa where black citizens had previously been denied basic rights, including voting. When she danced in glittering tiaras with new African leaders in the 1960s and visited their capitals, she made their new institutions shine.

When white minority rule finally fell in South Africa in 1994, Elizabeth welcomed Nelson Mandela as world leader. His warm friendship with Mandela gave him new relevance.

“In the years since his release from prison, (Mandela) has cultivated a close relationship with the Queen. He hosted her in South Africa and visited her in England, taking particular pleasure in exploring Buckingham Palace. They also spoke frequently on the phone, using their first names with each other as a sign of mutual respect as well as affection,” the Nelson Mandela Foundation said on Friday.

“For Madiba, (name of Mandela’s clan), it was important that the former colonial power in southern Africa be drawn into cordial and productive relations with the new democratic republic of South Africa.”

Another anti-apartheid fighter, the late Anglican Archbishop of Cape Desmond Tutu, also had a good relationship with the Queen.

“Though ensconced in the pomp, ceremony and lifestyle of royalty and empire, in a world of deep inequality, she was a servant queen,” Tutu’s foundation and trust said on Friday.

In contrast, a scathing view of the Queen’s reign has been issued by South Africa’s populist party, the Economic Freedom Fighters. The Queen was “at the helm of an institution built on, sustained by and living off a brutal legacy of dehumanizing millions of people around the world”, he said.

“We do not mourn the death of Elizabeth, because for us her death reminds us of a very tragic time in this country and in the history of Africa,” the party said. “During her 70-year reign as Queen, she never acknowledged the atrocities her family inflicted on the Indigenous peoples Britain invaded across the world. She willingly benefited from the wealth that was achieved through the exploitation and murder of millions of people.

Some Irish football fans cheered the Queen’s death during a game on Thursday, according to videos posted online which angered her supporters. The leaders of the Republic of Ireland expressed their condolences and admiration for the Queen.

The widespread tributes that followed his death came not only from US President Joe Biden, but also from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

She was a “stateswoman of unparalleled dignity and steadfastness who deepened the fundamental alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States,” Biden and First Lady Jill Biden said, adding that she was “defining an era”.

Putin sent a telegram to King Charles III, Elizabeth’s eldest son who automatically became Britain’s new monarch.

“For many decades, Elizabeth II rightfully enjoyed the love and respect of her subjects, as well as authority on the world stage. I wish you courage and perseverance in the face of this heavy and irreparable loss,” said writes Putin.

Elizabeth was mourned across Europe. In France, Britain’s historic rival and contemporary ally, the flags of the presidential palace and public buildings were lowered to half-mast on Friday.

French President Emmanuel Macron released a video in English on Friday expressing a sense of “emptiness” after his death. Addressing the UK audience, he said: ‘For you she was your queen. For us, she was THE queen, for all of us.

In the United States, tributes have come from all living former presidents.

Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, said Elizabeth had made “the role of queen her own – with a reign defined by grace, elegance and a tireless work ethic”. George W. Bush called her “a woman of great intelligence, charm and wit”, and Jimmy Carter said that Elizabeth’s “dignity, grace and sense of duty” were inspiring.

Even in places where relations with the British monarchy are complicated, tributes have poured in. In India, once a British colony, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elizabeth “a pillar of our times”.

The Queen’s death came as a growing number of British territories in the Caribbean seek to replace the monarch with their own heads of state as Britain demands an apology for its colonial-era abuses and grants to its former colonies reparations for slavery.

Yet Caribbean leaders mourned her. Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness said for many years that Elizabeth visited the island every decade.

“Without a doubt, she forged a special bond with the Jamaican people,” he said. “We are saddened not to see his light again, but we will remember his historic reign.”

Bermuda Premier David Burt noted that his reign “entailed decades of such immense change for the UK and the world”.

Elizabeth was also ruler of 14 other countries, including Jamaica, Canada, Australia, the Solomon Islands and New Zealand.

“Here is a woman who gave her life, entirely, in the service of others. And no matter what one thinks of the role of monarchies in the world, there is undeniably, I think here, a demonstration of someone who has given everything in the name of his people, “said the new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern from Zealand.

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he found it hard to believe he had his last conversation with Elizabeth: “I will miss those conversations so much,” he said. Elizabeth had visited Canada 22 times as a monarch.

“For most Canadians, we have known no other sovereign,” Trudeau said, his eyes red with emotion. He said she was “a constant presence in our lives – and her service to Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history.”

Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who led a failed campaign for an Australian president to replace the British monarch as Australian head of state, nearly cried as he paid tribute to Elizabeth.

“It’s the end of an era and hopefully the future, after the Queen passes away, will be one where we have leadership as dedicated and selfless as she has shown,” Turnbull told the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

In China, Elizabeth’s death was a hot topic on social media.

“I feel quite sad,” said Bao Huifang, a lawyer in Beijing. “She played a very important role in stabilizing Britain and the world.”

Chinese President Xi Jinping sent his condolences, noting that Elizabeth was the first British monarch to visit China.

Elizabeth’s death comes amid increasingly strained relations between Britain and China. Xi said he was willing to work with King Charles III to promote “sound and stable” bilateral relations.

Rock star Elton John paid tribute during his concert in Toronto, saying he was inspired by her and is sad that she is gone.

“She led the country through some of our greatest and darkest times with grace and decency and genuine caring,” John said.

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AP journalists Mogomotsi Magome in Johannesburg, Robert Gillies in Toronto, Canada, and Nick Perry in Wellington, New Zealand, contributed to this report.

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