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Gare au riz ! REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom La Banque mondiale arrive comme les carabiniers de la chanson : en retard. Son nouveau président, Jim Yong Kim, a déclaré, jeudi 31 août, qu’il n’était pas possible de "tolérer que l’envolée historique des prix [des produits de base alimentaires] fasse peser un risque permanent" sur les populations les plus pauvres. C’est sympathique, mais la terre a tourné depuis le mois de juillet qui avait vu le cours du maïs et du soja bondir respectivement de 25 % et de 17 % en un mois. Fin août, leurs prix ont baissé parce que les prix dissuadent certains propriétaires de cochons chinois de les gaver avec ces deux produits. La situation agricole n’est donc pas idéale, car la hausse des prix des céréales a gagné ceux de substituts pour les populations africaines comme le sorgho, qui a triplé au Soudan. Il faut néanmoins prendre garde au riz, céréale la plus consommée au monde.

Start up progetti innovativi Milano -Master Part Time - Formazione - Il Sole 24 ORE OBIETTIVOL'avvio di un progetto imprenditoriale richiede una profonda conoscenza degli strumenti di valutazione economico-finanziaria di un progetto di investimento nonchè delle fonti di finanziamento.Un fenomeno, questo, in costante aumento anche in Italia e indice di vitalità nonché di importanti e significativi mutamenti strutturali nel mondo del lavoro e che trova sempre più supporto anche dal contesto normativo grazie a nuove norme a sostegno delle start up innovative.Il percorso si pone l'obiettivo di fornire gli strumenti operativi necessari per capire come passare concretamente dall'idea alla fattibilità del progetto imprenditoriale, analizzando tutti gli step da seguire per presentare il proprio progetto in maniera adeguata. E-mentoring di un mese. DESTINATARIImprenditori, sia aspiranti che professionisti, con l'obiettivo di sviluppare un'impresa legata a progetti di innovazione. SEDEIl Sole 24 ORE, via Monte Rosa, 91 - Milano

Musharraf back in Pakistan from exile - Central & South Asia Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's former president, has arrived in Karachi, returning to the country after more than four years in self-imposed exile to run in upcoming elections. Musharraf landed at Karachi's Jinnah International airport as scheduled on Sunday, aboard a commercial flight from Dubai. The airport was heavily secured after a death threat against Musharraf by the Pakistani Taliban on Saturday. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from Karachi, said Musharraf, who was the former chief of staff and a special forces commando, was not the kind of man to scare easily. "They have been trying to send me to the hells since 9/11, which means it's 12 years now," said Musharraf before boarding his flight in Dubai. Khan said that only about 300 people were at the airport to receive him, adding that Musharraf does not have the kind of support he used to. "But Pakistan's political scene is one of deal-making, one of road-blocks," said Khan.

Independent Media Center | | ((( i ))) West Papua: Neglected genocide - 29 Nov 2013 Indonesian police use Shootings, killings, beatings, arrests on West Papuan independence rallies Indonesian police have opened fire on peaceful protesters in Jayapura, with at least four gunshot wounds and one death. West Papuan activists and families have been forced to flee to the jungle for safety. Calls for Independence by West Papuans have been made since the sham "Act of Free Choice in 1969". A new academic law and human rights report A slow-motion genocide: Indonesian rule in West Papua (PDF), details the extent of the genocide and abuse of human rights. Related: Waging Nonviolence: Flotilla unsettles Indonesia’s occupation of West Papua | West Papuan National Day Goes Global | West Papuans to join commemoration of Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat More Information: West Papua media Alerts | Freedom Flotilla Climate IMC: Warsaw COP19 Climate Negotiations - 22 Nov 2013 Canadians and Australians protest climate wrecking policies and pipelines

Washington Post -US MAV Media Advisory/Invitation/Agenda Welcome on APO-SOURCE, the data base of press releases related to Africa. Bienvenue sur APO-SOURCE, la base de données de communiqués de presse liés à l'Afrique. The Value Proposition Canvas Achieve Product-Market Fit with Our Brand New Value Proposition Canvas I’m a big fan of the Lean Startup movement and love the underlying principle of testing, learning, and pivoting by experimenting with the most basic product prototypes imaginable – so-called Minimal Viable Products (MVP) – during the search for product-market fit. It helps companies avoid building stuff that customers don’t want. Yet, there is no underlying conceptual tool that accompanies this process. There is no practical tool that helps business people map, think through, discuss, test, and pivot their company’s value proposition in relationship to their customers’ needs. The Value Proposition Canvas is like a plug-in tool to the Business Model Canvas. The Canvas with its niine building blocks focuses on the big picture. In this post I’ll explain the conceptual tool. The Value Proposition Canvas Achieving Fit Customer Jobs First let us look at customers more closely by sketching out a customer profile. Ask yourself:

New York News, Local Video, Traffic, Weather, NY City Schools and Photos - Homepage BY Thomas Tracy October 31, 3:04PM Welcome to the NYPD’s “Mad House.” Cops serving Patrol Borough Brooklyn North have turned their headquarters into a free Halloween house of spine-tingling horrors for area kids and their families. Police officers and NYPD Youth Explorers dres... October 15, 12:59PM As a fresh-faced rookie stepping into Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct stationhouse for the first time in 1982, Jack Cambria immediately found himself looking up to one of his supervisors — a towering sergeant with a wide smile who treated everyone he... BY Rocco Parascandola September 17, 7:45AM One NYPD sergeant helped free a woman held at knifepoint, another worked to intercept a tractor-trailer hauling 25 kilos of heroin, and three others teamed up to free two women forced into prostitution. August 27, 3:42PM An ex-con with an extensive criminal record has been identified as the gunman who shot and killed a 27-year-old man on a Bronx street, officials said Thursday. June 17, 4:17PM BY The Shack

Shanghai Daily Françafrique Noir silence François-Xavier Verschave les arènes, 2001 600 pages de description de la politique française en Afrique : l'imposition de gouvernements dictatoriaux, des complicités entre hommes politiques français et trafiquants en tout genre (armes, diamants, drogue, pétrole, etc.), des mécanismes de détournement de l'Aide Publique au Développement, etc. Cet ouvrage fait suite à La Françafrique , publié par le même auteur en 1998. Pour plus de détails, Plan : 1. Les affaires sous la guerre association Global Witness Agone, 2003 En 1998 éclate l'Angolagate : des groupes pétroliers (BP-Amoco, TotalFinaElf, Exxon...) sont au coeur d'une vaste affaire de trafic d'armes, de corruption et de pillage du pétrole sur fond de guerre civile en Angola. L'Angolagate inaugure l'ère de la Mafiafrique, l'interconnexion des réseaux de pillage des richesses africaines. Plus de détails sur Un génocide sans importance Noir Chirac A. Noir procès 1. Négrophobie

How Ottawa stared down the EU on the oil sands and won After years of pleading with the European Union to back off plans to discriminate against Canada’s oil sands as part of efforts to fight climate change, Greg Stringham saw a noticeable change in attitude as tensions increased between Europe and Russia over Ukraine. With European countries becoming increasingly alarmed about the future of energy supplies from Russia, views on Canada’s oil changed. Rather than a more polluting source, Canada’s oil sands became regarded as a desirable option. The U.K., the Netherlands, Italy, were among those that made inquiries about oil imports, particularly with TransCanada Corp.’s Energy East pipeline proposal making Canadian oil trade across the Atlantic possible for the first time. Back when this started off, there was no oil from Canada being sold into Europe “Back when this started off, there was no oil from Canada being sold into Europe,” Mr. Good riddance. While world events helped, Mr.

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