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Strategy: Huawei, hit but not sunk
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Strategy: Huawei, hit but not sunk

US sanctions have severely affected the sales of the Chinese telecoms giant, which is trying to find a solution. . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
Prisoners’ work: these companies that play the prison box
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Prisoners’ work: these companies that play the prison box

For three years, Wattelez, a specialist in rubber safety equipment, has been manufacturing these tactile nails in prison, fixed along the quays or at the edge of sidewalks to prevent falls. "A choice consistent with the company's tradition of benevolence towards those who have suffered a life-threatening accident", explains Didier Jodocius, the former CEO who launched the partnership with the Poissy remand center.After a first conclusive experience with an ex-detainee, under an electronic bracelet, welcomed in his company, he was contacted by the remand center which offered to open a workshop there. "It works so well that we no longer manufacture this product in our factory, except in an emergency", congratulates Didier Jodocius who even convinced a friend of the club of e...
For Handicap International, youth employment is also an emergency
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For Handicap International, youth employment is also an emergency

According to Handicap International, 80% of people with disabilities in the world, or 800 million people, live in poverty. One of the reasons is the unemployment rate, especially for young people, which is three to four times higher than that of able-bodied people, whether in the South or the North.→ REPORT. In Nantes, disabled workers fight waste in a hypermarketIf the action of the NGO Handicap International often leads it to manage emergencies in crisis or conflict zones, its role in the education and professional integration of young adults is just as important. At the start of the year, the Handicap and Employment program has just ended in Tunisia, a pilot country and in three other African countries (Benin, Morocco, Senegal), which targeted 18-35 year olds in part...
Night trains, small lines, rail freight… The revenge of rail
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Night trains, small lines, rail freight… The revenge of rail

The way seems clear for the train to regain its splendor. The railroad has rarely been so much in the spotlight ... and public subsidies. After taking over 25 billion euros of debt from SNCF in early 2020, which should be followed by another 10 billion euros in 2022, the State has allocated an envelope of 4.7 billion euros to rail in its plan stimulus.The main part is devoted to a recapitalization of the SNCF to allow in particular the investments necessary for the regeneration of the traditional network - that is to say outside high-speed lines - which has suffered from underinvestment since the 1980s. chronic. But credits are also allocated to sections of the railways that were thought to be doomed to attrition, or even disappearance.Jean Castex in a bunkNight trains ...
Gender diversity, even in metallurgy
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Gender diversity, even in metallurgy

It is one of the discreet jewels of French industry, of which Alexandrine Charonnat took the lead in early March 2020. Founded in 1946, Le Lorrain Hampiaux is the French leader in welding equipment, with a 40% market share: every year, whether for heavy industry or the very precise world of jewelry, 2.4 million pieces of torches or regulators leave its factory in Nancy, which smells of hot oil and freshly machined metal.A joint management committeeThe confinement and the crisis, just a few days after the takeover of the company, did not shake the young manager, a business school graduate and with experience in marketing and strategy in the world of health. "Since July, our turnover has increased by 15%", says the one who gave a boost to the company, fully playing the card ...
Agriculture: how organic wants to accelerate its growth
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Agriculture: how organic wants to accelerate its growth

On the family farm in Chamblac, in the Eure region, Damien Odienne is in the middle of the ford. With his parents, this 32-year-old farmer applied for conversion to organic farming on 1is May 2020 for their 150 hectares of vegetable crops and the 1is May this year for their 65 dairy cows. "Our harvests will obtain the AB label in 2022 and 2023", he explains, while their milk will be officially labeled organic at the 1is November 2021.→ ANALYSIS. Organic, more profitable than conventional agriculture?The change implies, in addition to the ban on the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers, more forage areas, meadows, and increased crop rotation. "We also bought a tine harrow for mechanical weeding and a grain sorter to adapt to organic methods", says Damien Odienne, wh...
Philanthropy: major donors mobilized during the health crisis
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Philanthropy: major donors mobilized during the health crisis

Small donations, average donations, exceptional donations, all French people have participated in the unprecedented outpouring of generosity observed in 2020 and early 2021 during the health crisis. To the extent of their financial capacity, the major donors have made a substantial contribution."All donations increased by 25% last year, and medium and large donations by 30%", notes Marie-Carmen Carles, deputy director of generosity at Secours Catholique. Major donors, pampered by associations because they can make donations ranging from € 10,000 to more than € 100,000, have continued to provide assistance throughout the year.→ ANALYSIS. Donations: philanthropy changes face“They were very present from the start of the crisis, and we could legitimately wonder if they were...