France has a huge potential with both solar panels, offshore wind turbines and green agricultural gases to get out of agri-waste such as sugar cane.
France just passed atrailblazing new lawthat requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels orgreen roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation?s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption?which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.
« Here’s hoping that other nations can soon follow suit. » I had to go back and dig through my sources to make sure I hadn’t dreamed this!
Magnifique soleil sur les berges de l’Allier et dans parc des Célestins, Vichy
Pour lancer ma carrière de land-arteuse, j’ai failli inviter le galeriste de M. CHAT à venir voir l’œuvre réalisée dans le parc des Sources en attendant l’ouverture de l’expo. J’ai rassemblé (avec une aide providentielle ;)) des feuilles d’érable (? => non, de platanes, merci Twitter ;)) afin de les agencer de diverses manières. Point de vent pour me perturber ce jour-là, mais un soleil tombant vite et faisant bouger les ombres avant que je n’aie pu finir mon œuvre. Encore une contrainte non expérimentée à ce jour et qu’il va falloir que je rajoute à la longue liste existante.
Ensuite, balade le long des berges de l’Allier, prises d’assaut par les Vichyssois (et les autres) en ce merveilleux dimanche d’automne. Les quais ont subi plusieurs tranches de travaux et les nouveaux aménagements sont très réussis, attirant les familles, les vélos, les promeneurs de 0 à euh… très vieux. Petit détour…
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Why You Should Join Empire Avenue – Your Guide to Sharing
To be plain with you, Napoleon and the Empire appeal a lot to the French !
So just imagine ‘Empire Avenue‘!
This sounds like the 12 Avenues Napoleon built in Paris around the ‘Triumph Arch’ of ‘Etoile’ (Star), including the famous
‘Champs-Elysées’ down to the ‘Concorde’ place.
Well in a word, this sounds like you’re coming down the ‘Champs-Elysées’ with Napoleon or your favorite partners on your side and lots of cheering around!
Here are at least 5 reasons to join Empire Avenue-EA for intimates :
- 1 To become as famous as Napoleon (well, sort of)
- 2 To share your talents, findings & innovations
- 3 To partner with great people
- 4 To grow international
- 5 To build up your projects
1/ To become as famous as Napoleon
Well, you may be taller and have less troops than Napoleon and still enjoy Empire Avenue a lot ! Of course, we all have great self-esteem, but you’ll receive a lot more than esteem on Empire Avenue-EA, you’ll receive visibility.
You may be somewhere in a tiny village or in a lost island and Empire Avenue will bring you to the world, and, who knows… soon to the ‘Champs Elysées’, in Paris !
2/ To share your talents, findings & innovations
Empire Avenue helps you grow your professional presence on a number of networks and set a professional strategy to reach your objectives. That is key. And even if the networks chosen are biased the American way (no big European or Asian networks yet), you will have access to over 1.4bn viewers, which is just superb to share. Suppose you find half of an innovation and you really work well with one of your EA partners. Well, chances are high you will find the other half and achieve your innovation !
3/ To partner with great people
You just cannot imagine the incredible quality of entrepreneurs and diversified people you will meet on the Avenue ! And they come from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, the Americas and 100 countries !This is the key part for me ! I must admit I would not have reached through without the precious advices of Jan, a Belgian partner and friend. Not only are your EA partners talented but they are great listeners and great advisers and coaches. Some of them will even take you by the hand and bring you up there to look at the sun coming out of the sea !
4/ To grow international
You might have a very local business where you feel most of your clients are within 100km or 100 miles reach of your main activities or show window. But The truth is most people travel increasingly more year on year and might come across and visit you from far away, simply because it is you and you are exceptional ! Or even better than that : You may be invited to venues in other countries, simply because you are a great leader and people love working with you, whichever country they come from !
5/ To build up your projects
Most companies on earth and 96% in France are operated by teams of 1 to 3 people ! This is why each team member, partner or support is invaluable ! Of course many entrepreneurs go their own way and wrongly feel they can’t be helped a lot. But you may find incredible people in the Avenue, coming from diverse countries, who may bring a lot to your projects !
And here is your EA Guide to Sharing
- 1 Bring in all your networks and join new ones
- 2 Sharing and posting regularly
- 3.Shares, portfolio and EA wealth
- 4.Join groups and leaders
- 5.Photos, videos and texts
- 6. Why Empire Avenue is to be shared
After filling in a short Biography with your photo, bring in or join Twitter, G+, LinkedIn, YouTube, Flickr and Facebook. You may also join Four Square, especially if you happen to be a proper writer in recommending places around your region or country.
Joining new networks will open you new windows and give access to different types of networking. Give it a thought.
2/ Sharing & posting regularly
Sharing may be done once a week, eg on week-ends, but EA will value your points in such a way that you have your week accounts turning on with your historic 7-day performances, so that you’ll get better points first if you keep posting 2 minutes a day rather than 10 minutes a week.
3/ Shares, portfolios and wealth
You never get told when you start up with Empire Avenue but indeed your Eaves or Vees currencies are not like your usual bank account. You better invest them on the EA stock exchange than keep them in the bank ! Why ?
Well, on the contrary to the usual Paris, London or NT Stock Exchanges, your EA shares bring you dividends every day ! And this has no limit. Take an example: Suppose your dividends bring you 10,000 Eaves a day, then they will bring you 3,65millions Eaves (365*10,000) a year on your EA account !
For this reason, investing 90% of your Eaves is the key. Why ? You better have 1,000,000 invested with 0.1% a day, ie 1,000 than keep them lazily in the bank. After 365 days…they will turn you 365,000 in !
4/ Join groups & leaders
You have about 700 groups in Empire Avenue. But a few of them have 100 to 3,000 members and they’ll give you a great visibility as well as get a chance to meet lots of great players and partners. Furthermore, some of these groups teach you what to do to improve your scores on the Avenue.
Why are EA leaders so important ? Well, very simply because they have millions of Eaves, thousands of connections and know the game better than the others. They may not only support you heartily but also present you to the best partners you may find in EA and to thousands of new potential partners.
They will potentially accelerate your chances to climb the stairs to the skies !
5/ Photos, videos and texts
Though each sharing has its talents, I have noted that for some reasons photos were probably having the best results and points scored in the EA systems, which may be linked to their universality and immediate comprehension by all your EA partners or visitors, wherever they come from. Make sure you have some, be that on G+, your blogs or on specialized sites such as Flickr.
But as for the rest of the story, having good content is a great starter, but you have to let it known as well building up missions ! Look at those already existing and this will give you a flair of what you can do.
6/ Why Empire Avenue is to be shared
Of course, reaching 20, 30, 50 or 100 and more while your share goes up gives you great smiles and is boosting your morale. You will also receive regular certificates as to your advancements in the game to see where you stand. But the fantastic talents you’ll meet will also make sure you have great fun joining Empire Avenue.
With a new step of EAV Leaders, Empire Avenue has reached a new step and has reached over 100,000 players so far of which some 5,000 leaders or soon-to be leaders.
You can check out my EAV profile here :
and if you decide to sign up (as you should indeed), feel free to connect with me there ! Be welcome to !
The young Berber narrator of Donkey Heart Monkey Mind has to learn the kind of perseverance and ingenuity it takes to survive in 1980s Algeria, where his people are second-class citizens in a third world country.
His tale opens when police brutally beat him for participating in a protest march.
Knowing that he must leave his own country or suffer this kind of treatment forever, he begins wandering Europe and North Africa, desperately seeking for some alternative lives. He tries his hand as a street vendor and a pickpocket, is mistaken for a drug smuggler and an Egyptian spy, and poses as Jewish to sneak into Israel and as a devout Muslim to escape notice in a prison cell in Egypt.
But he is eventually swept up in the wave of arrests following the « Black October » Algerian political riots of October 1988. Drugged and shipped within long hours to a remote military prison, he will be kept completely isolated. For months he is burned, brutalized, gets his memory washed out and is held in solitary confinement, far away from the nearest village.
But in the end he survives and his tale poignantly illustrates how even in the most desperate circumstances hope can be found, help is offered, and beautiful inspiration strikes.
Djaffar Chetouane was born in one of the seven Berber tribes of North Africa, in Tizi-Ouzou, Great Kabylia, Algeria, in 1968.
‘Donkey Heart Monkey Mind’ is his debut novel and a Best-Seller, already sold 35,000 copies both in English & French, depicting his harsh circumstances as an oppressed minority. He now lives in northern California.
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