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“Schnocks, old life”: aging, a path to the future
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“Schnocks, old life”: aging, a path to the future

Quivering in voice, Paul remembers the day his boss told him he was too old to continue working. A blow of the sledgehammer for this man who has never ceased to put all his heart to work. "All of a sudden, you are nothing", he says, still traumatized. This feeling of exclusion, all the protagonists of this documentary experienced when they became "Old" - of « schnocks », says the title of the film. For some, it was at the time of retirement; for others, when the first physical difficulties or memory lapses appeared, sometimes threatening their autonomy.Since then, we regularly make them understand that they are no longer useful, that they are a burden for society. "Old people are bulky, like scooters", sums up Claudette, a former professional dancer for whom movement h...
The oldest cyclist in the world has died at 109
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The oldest cyclist in the world has died at 109

In 2018, already, his cheerful little voice had occupied the airwaves of radio stations to explain " that there was an end to everything, and that 17 or 18 of tension was too much for the records ”. At the age of 106, Robert Marchand then announced to put an end to his incredible sporting career, which had made this little man of 1.50 m the darling of French cycling. Three years later, he will not be back in the saddle. The one called "the oldest cyclist in the world" died in the night from Friday to Saturday at the age of 109, announced the mayor of Mitry-Mory (Seine-et-Marne), where he was sinking a peaceful retreat.At 105, Robert Marchand is the oldest cyclist in the world"Robert Marchand is dead, the little queen is a widow", tweeted Prime Minister Jean Castex. “Of ...
With Repairs!  44, Alissa Denissova supports former children in care
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With Repairs! 44, Alissa Denissova supports former children in care

“When we have nothing to support us on the outside, we must learn to draw resources from within ourselves. " Alissa Denissova, 26, adopted this motto to overcome a complicated family history. Placed in three social assistance homes for children (ASE) between 16 and 19 years old, she now coordinates the Repairs association! 44, founded in May 2020 in Nantes with the support of the department.→ READ. Aid of € 500 per month promised to former foster childrenObjective: to build a support network for young people aged 16 to 25 leaving ASE, who are sorely lacking in contacts in all fields - studies, housing, first job, etc. - to encourage them to take off. “Between the start and the end of our care, we change our place of reception on average five times, she specifies. It is...
With Repairs!  44, she supports former foster children
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With Repairs! 44, she supports former foster children

NantesFrom our regional correspondent“When we have nothing to support us on the outside, we must learn to draw resources from within ourselves. " Alissa Denissova, 26, adopted this motto to overcome a complicated family history. Placed in three social assistance homes for children (ASE) between 16 and 19 years old, she now coordinates the Repairs association! 44, founded in May 2020 in Nantes with the support of the department.Objective: to build a support network for young people aged 16 to 25 leaving ASE, who are sorely lacking in contacts in all fields - studies, housing, first job, etc. - to encourage them to take off. “Between the start and the end of our care, we change our place of reception on average five times, she specifies. It is therefore very difficult to ...
Five national butters that the French could envy
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Five national butters that the French could envy

Butter is love, and in these times that stumble rather than run, we are all quite lacking in affection. She has something of a motherly shelter, we lower our guard when we approach her: we become ointment. Not only do I say it: also Ottolenghi that when she needs a hug, she opens the fridge for a hug of animal fat. We resorted to it during confinement, during which the consumption of dairy products, including butter, increased in Spain by up to 45% according to data from the National Federation of Dairy Industries (FeNIL). In some countries such as Canada, conspiracy theories were unleashed around the strange firmness that their butters presented due to a production forced against the clock. They call him Buttergate (or A milk scandal as Warner Brothers would title it). In this matte...
The Euribor closes April at negligible levels and cuts the cost of old mortgages
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The Euribor closes April at negligible levels and cuts the cost of old mortgages

As long as the monetary policy of the European Central Bank (ECB) remains unchanged, the index to which mortgage interest rates are linked will remain stable at very low levels. This is the experts' forecast for the Euribor, whose monthly average - in the absence of Friday's data - closes April at -0.483%, just 0.4 basis points above that registered the previous month and very close to -0.505% to which it fell in January, its all-time low. A Euribor on the ground not only directly affects variable interest rates, but also pushes the cost of fixed mortgages down, on which both banks and their clients are betting heavily. What is obvious at first glance is just how cheap variable mortgages have become. The Euribor -in negative territory for more than five years— subtract instead of ad...