"I think it is necessary for entrepreneurs, artists, actors of civil society. . . devote time and energy to the community. I have not taken the plunge because I feel better and more useful where I am today. But if the crisis grew, if a national unity government was formed, I would not hesitate to sacrifice my career in public life. The distribution is a great observatory of social and technological change. I could put this experience in sectors such as Education, who still lives in the old as the Internet revolution has radically changed the modes of access to knowledge. Or culture, to seek new ways of funding for music projects in the performing arts, for example. I see myself, too, help local communities to drastically reduce their spending. I realize being a minister is a very tough job, but I have a sense of duty and the public interest. "
The Fed chairman, Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that tightening "premature" monetary policy posed a risk "substantial" a slowdown in the U.S. economy. "A premature tightening of monetary policy could lead to a temporary increase in rates, but also involve substantial risk of slowing or stopping the recovery and cause a sharp decline in inflation," said Bernanke before the Commission economic joined the Congress. Economic growth has continued to grow at a "moderate pace" (2.5% annualized rate in the first quarter), Bernanke said, adding that the job market was still "weak" in spite of "improvement" . He notes that "in the coming years," inflation should remain around or below 2%, which is the objective of the Fed to promote both employment and price stability. Referring to a possible "recalibration" of asset purchases, which helped to inject liquidity into the financial system to support the activity, Bernanke noted that "the Monetary Committee will continue to assess the degree of progress" of economy to decide to slow down or not. The next meeting of the Monetary Committee of the Fed is scheduled on 18 and 19 June In the meantime, the Federal Reserve has had new data on employment on June 7 and inflation a week later.
Sordid twist the morning of 19 January 2011, the scooter Laetitia Perrais to within a few tens of meters from his home in Pornic. Arrested two days later, Tony Meilhon, who had taken the evening of 18 glasses with the young woman claims to have accidentally killed by hitting with his car and then got rid of her body under conditions which he says does not remember. The autopsy revealed, in addition to stripping, the victim was strangled and stabbed more than thirty times. Meilhon is indicted for kidnapping followed by murder. The search for the body, some of which was found on 1 February Lavau-sur-Loire, 50 km north of the place of death of the young woman, and the other in Port-Saint-PÃ¨re, south of the Loire has spawned a macabre suspense. Is added to a sordid twist: Gilles Boss, father of the home where family were placed Perrais Laetitia and her twin sister Jessica since 2005, received twice by Nicolas Sarkozy, has been indicted for rape and molestation Jessica in August 2011. The plaintiffs of the victim's family and lawyer Tony Meilhon were also opposed to the civil party's mother Tony Meilhon, rare from a parent against his child. Since the beginning of the investigation, Tony Meilhon alternated positions, from cooperation on total silence even obstruction. He threatened to commit suicide by swallowing razor blades on the morning of the recovery which had to be partially canceled in March 2012.
Is this a sign of reconciliation between China and Japan? According to the "Asahi Shimbun," Japan appealed more to Chinese nurses "not initiated by the government, but through non-profit organizations." Of 217 foreign nurses in Japan working in private clinics in the megacities of Tokyo and Osaka, 183 from China, 30 from Vietnam and four South Korea, according to a survey of daily surprising accuracy. The reason for this migration: Japan is facing a shortage of nurses and Chinese graduates have an advantage: knowing the sinograms kanji, Chinese characters also used in the Japanese language. However, the Indonesian and Philippines who wish to enter the profession in Japan under the terms of bilateral economic partnership agreements do not have the facility to learn Japanese. Thus only 96 Indonesian and Filipino nurses working in the Japanese hospital and their success rate in the exam for candidates is about 10%, compared with 70% to 90% for the Chinese. But there is another secret, as says Liu Jing, a Chinese twenty-six years: "Never forget to smile. "But it is true that the benefits are significant. Yao Hongwei and arrived in Japan in 2010 after studying Chinese medicine at the University of Anhui with the prospect of a salary of 300. 000 yen (2. 270 euros), ten times more than she could earn in a hospital in China. . .
They look like "Billy", "Pax '" or "Hemnes" and can be put together similarly simple. In fact, they come from the same factories. And yet the furniture not issued by the famous Swedish furniture company Ikea – but "Joyme", the new Chinese competition. In the south of Beijing Joyme opened the second store in China a few weeks ago, the first was already at the beginning of Heilongjiang Province at the start.
Joyme stuck behind former Ikea suppliers who now build a competing company in China on their own. It is the result of a long-standing dispute between Ikea and its suppliers. For its worldwide total of around 340 branches, the Swedish company can produce about a quarter of its goods in China. While the price of wood in China is growing steadily – in 2010 alone by 40 percent – and the wages have almost doubled in five years for small businesses, Ikea tries to reduce the purchase price every year by two to five percent.
Some of the more than a hundred suppliers in China have their cooperation with Ikea therefore been canceled – including 15 companies that joined forces earlier this year and have established Joyme. Still, the young company sells its products primarily on the Internet about very widespread in China Taobao Shopping Portal. 20 stores are under construction. Even within the next three years to between 300 and 500 nationwide branches added. For comparison: Ikea operates in China are currently eleven furniture stores, the company plans three more stores this year.
Ikea in Beijing announced the creation of Joyme registered and forwarded it to the company "Inter Ikea Systems". This subsidiary based in the Netherlands, is the owner of the trademark for all Ikea products. In the People's Republic of China itself Ikea wants to Joyme not initially proceed under trademark law. That could be difficult. Of the total of 10 000 Ikea products should be protected under trademark law, according to Joyme only 30th Ikea did not confirm these numbers upon request.
Joyme it does not want to leave the mere plagiarism, but put on the online distribution of their own accents. So the company plans in their showrooms barcodes on each piece of furniture. The customer should then order the desired furniture conveniently via mobile app and delivery at home. And KÃ¶ttbullar, the famous Swedish meatballs from Ikea canteen, it should not be at Joyme also. They are used in Chinese furniture buyers anyway to not so good.
Intense diplomatic ballet in anticipation of a possible international conference on Syria, to be held in Geneva in June, continued Thursday in Washington, where Barack Obama received the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It will continue on Friday with the Sochi meeting between the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian President Vladimir Putin. But the White House, where the American and Turkish allies share more or less the same goal – a Syria without Assad – Barack Obama and Erdogan differ on how to achieve this. The first has little appetite for a commitment other than diplomatic while the second is asking precisely the opposite.
In response, it should instead try to convince his counterpart to accept the path of diplomacy and join efforts last week by the United States and Russia. "It remains to be seen how Erdogan react to an idea that he specifically objected before his departure," says Bulent Aliriza of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Erdogan was the first head of state to demand the departure of Assad power in November 2011.
The contours of the conference called "Geneva 2," on which UN diplomats are skeptical, are still very vague. Ban Ki-moon chair a ministerial meeting to be followed by negotiations between the Syrian government and the opposition, under the chairmanship of the envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. The conference will resume the principles of which failed in 2012 – the creation of a transitional government pending elections – but this time the United States would no longer oppose the participation of Saudi Arabia and Iran, wanted by Russia, according to a UN diplomat who follows the issue closely. It would be a huge concession from Washington to Moscow, if confirmed. The difficulty lies in the choice of partners acceptable to both parties, as well as the fate of Assad. The negotiations are intense on both sides.
The diplomat also recognizes that the United States, this conference is a way to create a diversion and not speak, at least for some time, military action. "There is a chance in a hundred that this conference will lead to a result, but we also know that the alternative is the collapse of the country, a more serious civil war, the massacre of Alawites and Christians exile, then as well try to seize this opportunity, "he said.
His "offensive" comes in several points. Europe first with the creation of a European economic government, to fight against "austerity" and "tax havens". National side, the tenant of the Elysee has once again defended his toolbox, emphasizing the shift in savings, opening jobs for the future and use private contracts generation to business creation. And a novelty for individuals, the silence of the administration "now worth permission and not rejection" in some areas. More details in September. His commitment to reverse the trend in unemployment by the end of the year, "I stand," he reiterated.
Francois Hollande "treated his com". With a speech focused on voluntarism and offensive, the President and trying to give a boost to his five. And ensure the French, the same time, he has not said its last word. "I am for the movement," stressed repeatedly the President. A sentence that could be imposed by his predecessor. Except that it draws nothing new. Difficult in this case to convince the French that await, and whose patience may still be put to the test, year II or not.
In reality it is likely that Moscow intends to gain time and, above all, prevent the U.S. President Barack Obama, to intervene militarily. It appears that toxic gas was used against the civilian population, in which case, Obama could be pushed to intervene, even though you do not want to engage in war. As revealed The Wall Street Journal, at this time tries not to fall Assad as a negotiated solution. U.S. President wants to keep the state apparatus in Syria to prevent the situation leading to utter chaos.
Answer. The military assault has not impressed. I have encountered a very determined man who perseveres in its political line. I had that same impression half a year ago, but this time the president has seemed more determined yet. Anyone who believes that Bashar Assad is fickle and that his government has collapsed, it's getting delusions. The president is pleased with the progress that makes your army. He says his military are making prevail.
R. I do not think Assad assess the situation so unrealistic. When conflict broke over two years ago, many said that his government could not long remain in power. So what happens now? It is still there. Do not underestimate Bashar Assad.
R. It makes them no fault. Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah recently said it was perfectly stocked, I did not need anything. Regardless, Hezbollah resistance practices we support. And the Syrians not depend on us; President Assad has a large army with hundreds of thousands of men ready for battle. His government has spent decades arming against the unscrupulous enemy is Israel does not need a couple of rifles here or there.
R. I did not find were besieged Damascus. The city is clean and full of life, the streets are crowded, no traffic jams, people still go to work. When we descended to land, I saw peasants tilling their land around the city. I myself have been surprised to see so normal.
R. But it has not been used by the troops of President. Has the Syrian government who has warned the United Nations of the existence of toxic gas victims. To me it is clear who the culprits were foreign mercenaries. However, I have written a letter to the UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon urging him to clarify these atrocious events. We demand the UN to send inspectors.
But if the workers and families ease installs in the country is added, the authorities in Beirut value more than one million the number of Syrians prsents in the country, a quarter of the Lebanese population. "Such a ratio would be a problem anywhere considrable also says the latest report from the International Crisis Group (ICG), Too close for comfort, Syrians in Lebanon, but in a country dot of as weak institutions, political and religious as delicate balance, it's a nightmare. "
Other inquitude binds dissmination of refugees: the growing impact of their Islamic NGOs are helping. The interaction of their charitable mission and education of young Syrians helps increase their aura. They reoivent and channel large sums of money which we do Connat neither the origin nor the destination. Ds then, many observers said the ICG fear anti-Shia and anti-Alawite radicalization of a whole generation of young Syrians, the more likely that the crisis s'ternisera.
Tehran hopes that the negotiations scheduled for May 15 at Istanbul, the head of European diplomacy Catherine Ashton will meet the proposed Iran over its nuclear program, announced the Iranian television channel Press TV quoted the spokesman of the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the country, Seyed Araqchi. "In the second round of talks in Almaty, Iran has made very constructive proposals, balanced and proportional, and hopefully a favorable and positive response," said the diplomat. Ashton, who represents the six international mediators on Iran's nuclear issue (Russia, USA, France, Britain, China and Germany) will meet in Istanbul on Wednesday Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran Saeed Jalili. It is a meeting following the negotiations between Iran and the six that took place last April in Almaty (Kazakhstan). Mr. Jalili said Tehran was then made proposals which the Six were not prepared to answer. The secretary of the Security Council of Iran, however refused to disclose these proposals, but said they "fell within the framework of the larger plan submitted by Iran at a meeting in Moscow [18 and 19 June 2012]. "