Wed 20th Feb 2013 - A Nairobi university student was yesterday morning arrested after he attempted to rob a police officer of his mobile phone along University Way in Nairobi. In the company of other two accomplices, it is reported that they attacked the police officer who was walking home after his night duty at Central police headquarters. When reached for comments by our crew, Central OCPD Robinson Mboloi said that the officer raised alarm while chasing the three and other passersby joined him in that hot pursuit before they arrested the suspect. It was realized at the instant that the guy was a University of Nairobi student. The two others managed to escape on foot and police are looking for them. This comes amidst several complaints of increased numbers of attacks by the road users who have lost their properties especially whenever there is a traffic jam. When reached for comments a student leader from the University said that they were planning to demonstrate to show their fury about widespread insecurity in the adjacent areas.

The conference included participation from medical, psychosocial, security, alcohol & substance abuse departments, with most of the representation being from the student government. Government and civil society organisations working within gender based violence were also represented. This multi-departmental and multi-sectoral engagement resulted in the creation of 22 policy recommendations and an action plan for the university. The process was strengthened by making the students an integral part of the entire process. This ensured that the recommendations were made with the students’ needs and opinions at the centre. This was a huge step because it showed the university’s commitment to make the campus safer for all students, particularly the female students. The action steps implementation process shall begin in 2017, as we work towards ensuring that every university in Kenya, both private and public, has a gender based violence policy and adequate implementation strategies.

Where Mount Kenya's Farida and Esther took Gold and Silver respectively, Nelly Phoebe of Chuka university took the bronze medal. Ladies kata was followed by Ladies Kumite, (sparring). This is where Chuka is best know for. All the medals except bronze medal, in this category were banked by Chuka university's Nelly Phoebe and Lerensia Kibidi for Gold and silver respectively. Nelly, beat Mt. Kenya's Esther 8-2 to make it to the final with her team mate Lerensia Kibidi. She won 9-4 againts Lerensia.That's give a total of 3 medals already if you were counting. In Men kumite, now the real spar, Chuka university took the Gold medal, Barrack Ronald brought it live, after beating Nyongesa of Mount Kenya university 8-0, that's a knockout I tell yah! There seems to be a problem though. Yes it exactly what you are thinking. The players were not given any allowances and some played on empty stomachs. Could it be reason they didn't scope all the medals? Now they plead for compensation as indicate by a Facebook post on the popular student chat group, Chuka University Live.

Mount Kenya University (MKU) is a fully fledged chartered university committed to a broad-based, wholistic and inclusive system of education. It has an overall goal of promoting human resource development for society’s progressive good. The university has adopted several international best practices in its core functions, which has enabled its students and faculty win awards, thus stamping its authority as a centre of excellence. At its main campus in Thika town in the outskirts of Kenya’s capital Nairobi, the university is transforming a hitherto industrial town into an educational hub. At the same time, it is widening access to higher education for the larger East African Community through a well-structured network of campuses. The university also offers a wide-range of academic and professional courses, through various flexible modes that include virtual learning,evening classes , weekend classes and School based. The award-winning university library and the imposing Chancellors Tower at Thika Main Campus make the university unique. The university’s distinct blue and light yellow corporate colours are a byword for academic excellence to many students and potential employees looking for an increasingly competitive, well-trained manpower.

The Kenyan university is in the throes of a major crisis. The university, in its current form, is on its deathbed, and like the pupa, will either emerge as a butterfly and MUT SoE fly away, or stunt and wither. Apparently, the leadership of the Kenyan university does not seem to have realised this. There are several dynamics affecting university education today. The new economy is looking for new skills, but universities seem stuck in a time warp. Faculties such as commerce and engineering, in most universities, are still stuck in their traditional disciplines despite the explosion in specialisation in those sectors. The irony is that Kenyans are now going abroad to gain skills in disciplines such as petroleum engineering.

Other faculties are faring much worse. The Matiang’i whirlwind that has turned the education system on its head over the last three years should have been seen by universities as the crisis opportunity that many organisations need to overhaul themselves. Instead they have spent the last few years fighting a battle of attrition against the Commission for University Education (CUE) and its demands for reforms. Globally, the trends in university education are changing. The new trends demand that universities train graduates with global competence, professionals with capacity for work across borders and across cultures. This calls for internationalisation of the university system in countries, with strong and functional links across the global university chain.

Universities that are not working towards training graduates with global competence are not only doing their students great disservice, but are out of sync with the new global trends. What is the university leadership doing to transform the country’s universities, both public and private, into institutions capable of training the 21st century graduate? The university of the 21st Century is a different animal altogether. Are our universities up to it? Lecturers have reduced themselves to the level of dukawallahs. How can the whole system of university faculty demean themselves to the level of artisans by going on strike, not for research funding, not for opportunities for sabbaticals, no. But for a 10 per cent increase in wages!

Salary should be the on the lowest rung when it comes to the reward system for university faculty. Is this what the country’s top brains are capable of? Just a question to these lecturers: when was the last time any of them wrote a research paper that was published in a peer reviewed journal? Who will transform Kenya’s universities? Which vice chancellor wants to lead Kenya, indeed Africa, into creating the new Harvard of Africa? Great universities have managed to integrate themselves into the corporate world and create great alumni associations that have brought them huge grants, research partnerships, endowments et al. These universities are rich and pay their lecturers top dollar.

They continuously develop their faculties. They attract the best from anywhere in the world to join their teaching and research staff. When will the Kenyan university aspire to these heights? Students have started voting with their feet. Many universities will atrophy. The leaders of these institutions cannot see the coming storm, even as many universities and courses have started attracting zero students. The university leadership needs to benchmark with the great universities of the world. The future of university funding is not government, not for universities that want to thrive in the 21st Century. Universities are endowed with the best brains, an international environment, and the leeway to create so much energy, work, initiatives. Can any university in Kenya truly call itself a centre of excellence attracting hordes of international students? When will a Kenyan university be sieving students from across the globe clamouring to enter its doors as a veritable citadel of knowledge? Kenya is working towards becoming a global financial centre, a growing mining sector, while the computing explosion is creating a digital revolution. This is part of the new economy that requires highly skilled professionals. Right now, many of these professionals are either trained outside the country or imported — in a country with at least 70 universities.

At Kenyatta University, the ASU team met with colleagues from early childhood education, special-needs education, engineering, international programs and collaborations, and the Office of Disability Services. Kenyatta University (KU) is a public research university just outside of Nairobi and is one of the top universities in Kenya, ranked second among all public and private universities in the country. The group also visited the Thika location of Mount Kenya University — a highly ranked private university. The ASU team met with colleagues and representatives from special needs, education and the Quality Assurance & Linkages Office. The conversations on campus were followed by a visit to Joytown School for the Physically Disabled.

Swadener and Farago also had meetings at Moi University in Eldoret. Quinn visited several primary schools for the deaf in the region, both residential and mainstreamed format. He also went to see vocational training sites for young adults who are deaf. During those visits, he identified a significant need for speech pathology services. This area promises great potential for collaborative efforts between the speech and hearing science academic program and Kenyatta University’s communication disorders department. The goal of the visits was to establish collaboration agreements with ASU that create the framework for easier facilitation of faculty exchanges, student exchanges, joint research collaborations, and study abroad programs, among other activities. Arizona and Kenya share features and concerns in many areas, among them issues related to climate change, water, drought, mining, land ownership, indigenous populations, cultural and linguistic diversity, tourism, border insecurity, drug trafficking and poverty. An abundance of collaborative and comparative research projects and exchanges involving Arizona and Kenya is foreseeable.

Leading the delivery of high quality ICT services across the University to provide optimal levels of support for the University’s key operational requirements. Identifying and defining specific ICT business requirements in collaboration with directors, managers, clients across the University and third party stakeholders to develop tailored ICT solutions. Implementing new systems, technologies and services to deliver innovative and flexible ICT solutions that achieve business requirements. Developing, implementing, reviewing, evaluating and reporting on the University’s ICT strategic, business and operating plans and associated projects, ensuring alignment with the strategic directions of the University. Analyzing and reviewing ICT service delivery to identify opportunities to improve and enhance the services for the University Key challenges. Managing client expectations and delivering outcomes to agreed targets and timeframes. Identifying and addressing complex ICT service delivery issues and providing alternate solutions based on well considered and balanced assessment of the facts and consequences. Assessing and responding to the impact of changes in the operating environment ensuring a high level of integration with the university’s strategic direction. Masters degree in an IT field. 4. Mount Kenya University is an equal opportunity employer. 5. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Don't Miss Your Next Job & Best Career Advice.

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This paper presents the results of an exploration of factors influencing the organisation and conduct of academic research collaborations in Kenya. A mixed methods research design, involving 248 academics in four disciplines across four major public Kenyan universities, was employed. The study reveals a relatively high level of collaborative research which varies by disciplinary areas. Resource dependence emerged as having a strong influence on decisions to collaborate for this community. This was mainly attributed to low levels of investment in funding research, at both the institutional and national level. At the institutional level, inadequate policies, high levels of bureaucracy, competition among local institutions, weak links with industry, and a major focus on teaching as opposed to research, were reported as barriers to collaborative research. These contextual issues informed the resulting discussion of factors that affect collaborative research in Kenya.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan university students marched in the capital on Tuesday to demand more security from the government after gunmen killed 148 people at a campus in the eastern town of Garissa last week. A citizens group held a vigil in Nairobi’s main park later in the evening, grieving for those killed in the attack claimed by al Shabaab Islamists based in neighboring Somalia. Last Thursday, gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group stormed Garissa University College, some 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border. On Tuesday, hundreds of students from different universities walked through Nairobi’s streets, singing and shouting.

Some headed to the president’s office to present a petition. "Enough is enough. The government must tackle the issue of insecurity seriously," said John Derrick, a student at the Technical University of Kenya. Government officials were not immediately available to comment. The local Citizen Television reported that the government had frozen 86 bank accounts and 13 foreign exchange bureaus and hawalahs, informal money transfer shops, to cut off funding for radicals linked to al Shabaab. During the vigil in Uhuru Park, hundreds of people lit candles and placed roses in a corner where dozens of white crosses were planted and adorned with Kenyan flags. A white board with pictures of the victims stood next to the crosses with a solitary yellow rose at the top.

Njoki Kamau, a mother of four with a girl in college and a boy in high school, said the attack in Garissa had left her feeling even more vulnerable. "This thing has hit us really hard," said the school administrator, before laying a rose among the crosses. "As a Kenyan, I don’t feel safe anymore," she said, adding she had put the safety of her school-going children in God’s hands. Six suspects were taken to court on Tuesday in connection with the attack, the national prosecutor’s office said. Prosecutors said the chief magistrate granted them 30 days to complete investigations while holding them in police custody. Al Shabaab has killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil in the last two years, including 67 during a siege at Nairobi’s Westgate mall in 2013, piling political pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta that intensified with last week’s killings. Kenya has struggled to stop militants and weapons cross its 700-km (440-mile) border with Somalia, and the violence has damaged the economy by scaring away tourists and investors. On Monday, the Kenyan air force launched air strikes against al Shabaab targets in Somalia.

Universities are at the forefront of any country’s economic development efforts. They play an invaluable role in passing knowledge on to the next generation and creating new knowledge through research. Both these endeavours can set graduates up to contribute to their country’s growth. In this vein, more universities around the world are paying attention to entrepreneurship education. The idea is that graduates with entrepreneurial skills may have a high chance of creating work and livelihoods for themselves and their communities. Some universities combine this training with their community engagement projects. In this way, students learn to be social entrepreneurs: people who can set up and run community projects. A number of institutions nurture social entrepreneurship by setting up incubation centres dedicated to this work. These centres provide a platform where ideas are nurtured into viable business through expert mentoring; some help students access initial funding for their ideas.

This training can benefit a multiplicity of people. The students learn skills and can go on to create social enterprises that help communities or vulnerable groups. Some universities in Africa and around the world are deliberately adapting their curriculum to nurture social entrepreneurs at various levels undergraduate and graduate. They don’t just offer entrepreneurship training to business students. Instead, they work with undergraduate students across diverse faculties. My colleagues and I wanted to know whether Kenyan universities were taking this or similar approaches to social entrepreneurship training. So I conducted a study, whose results I’ll present at the Zambia Association of Public Universities and Colleges’ conference in late April 2018, with eight of the country’s public universities and three government institutions.

These were the Commission for University Education, Kenya Vision 2030 Secretariat and the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. I conducted interviews and examined policy frameworks, priorities, agendas and strategies related to social entrepreneurship training. The study found that all eight universities were working to develop and encourage entrepreneurship as a means of diversifying access to livelihoods. But most of these programmes lean more towards business entrepreneurship and have a weak social orientation. This is a shortcoming that must be addressed. All eight of the universities we surveyed offer at least one course unit about entrepreneurship. This suggests that Kenya’s universities have recognised how important such skills are.

These courses are also very popular; there is great demand among students for them. This suggests that students, too, can see how vital entrepreneurship skills could be for their future in the world of work. The courses in question are offered in a variety of ways. Some are for undergraduates; others cater for postgraduates. Some are full degree programmes and others are just part of other courses. What’s missing is a focus on social entrepreneurship. The courses we examined tend to focus on developing entrepreneurs who can handle self-employment and create their own work. They had little or no focus on social entrepreneurship.

This makes sense when considering the country’s broader policies on job creation and entrepreneurship. Kenya’s economic blueprint outlines the commitment to creating an environment suitable for entrepreneurship and innovation through training. The intention is to equip learners with knowledge, skills and competencies so they can work and earn a living. Tellingly, social entrepreneurship is never mentioned in the document. It makes sense that universities are taking their lead from government policies. But Kenyan researchers have, in the past few years, started calling for universities’ entrepreneurship training to shift its focus from the purely economic to include social responsiveness. This is because social enterprises have the ability to bring change for the better by tackling social problems and improving the lives of individuals and their communities.

They enhance growth by facilitating the flow of resources to where they have the largest economic and social benefit. This makes social enterprises especially suitable for developing countries. There are problems even where universities do offer social entrepreneurship training. The teaching methods used aren’t necessarily fit for purpose. Most courses that we studied for my research involved lectures and no practical training. This flies in the face of the methods suggested by researchers to make social entrepreneurial learning truly valuable. These methods include case studies, role playing, project based methods and guest lectures by people already working in social entrepreneurship. Peer assessment and reflective accounts are also useful tools, but are largely lacking at the universities we surveyed.

Such approaches are important because social entrepreneurship training should blend traditional economic and business lessons with real-world practical experiences and challenges. This is where dedicated business incubation centres could be useful. There are about 7 000 such centres worldwide; they are not particularly widespread in sub Saharan Africa apart from in countries like Nigeria and South Africa. And university business incubators are only just becoming more common in Kenya, so it’s difficult to quantify their achievements and measure their performance. However, most Kenyan universities have some kind of systems in place - at departmental, faculty or institutional level - to support business innovation ideas. These focus on intellectual property units, innovation databases and the allocation of budgets for innovation. The innovations incubated through these systems over the past decade have addressed everything from agriculture and energy to water and sanitation. My study found that around 50% of these interventions can be categorised as social enterprises. We recommend that universities must deliberately prioritise social entrepreneurship training and innovations. This could happen through existing systems or by setting up dedicated business incubation centres. Training should include a variety of teaching methods rather than just lectures, to ensure real value for students.

Almost 150 college students are dead after Muslim terrorist group Shabab, a Somali affiliate of Al Qaeda, stormed a Kenyan university yesterday morning, shooting any student who said that they were Christian. Authorities say that early Thursday morning, anywhere between four and 10 militants stormed into Garissa University College dormitories, separating the Christian students from the Muslims. By the time Kenyan officials arrive, the terrorists had killed 147 students. This is Kenya’s worst terrorist attack since the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Soon after the attacks took place, Ali Mohamoud Raghe, a spokesman for the Shabab, spoke out via an audio message, taking responsibility for the massacre, citing that the "Christian government of Kenya" has invaded their home country of Somali. He said that they blamed the university for spreading Christian ideals. Yesterday, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta vowed to combat the terrorists and called nearly 10,000 police recruits into duty. The police officers join the hundreds who have already been recruited to try and stop the Somali militants, who have been wreaking havoc on Kenya for years. Two years ago, 67 people were killed after members of Shabab released gunfire in a Kenyan mall.

Five Kenyan universities have made it among this year's world's leading 2,500 institutions of higher learning. This figure is a slight improvement as four Kenyan universities were on the list compiled by the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) in their previous edition covering the 2017-2018 period. Joining the list of Kenyan universities in the latest ranking is Egerton University at position 1,794 globally and at 64th in Africa. Egerton University is at second position in Kenya, behind the University of Nairobi (UoN) which is the highest ranked Kenyan university at position 1,317 globally and number 39 in Africa. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) retains its ranking as the third best varsity in Kenya, ranking 2,248th in the world and 94th in Africa. Moi University drops from being ranked second in Kenya and falls to fourth, ahead of Kenyatta University which drops down one place to fifth. Moi University is at number 2,269 in the world and 95th in Africa while KU places 2,354 globally and 104th on the continent. All Kenyan Universities dropped in their ranking as per last year, with UoN dropping 53 places globally, JKUAT falling 35 spots, Moi a massive 263 positions and KU falling 72 places. Egerton and JKUAT managing a B. Moi and KU are rated B-. The rankings see Havard University (USA) top the list, with the University of Toronto (Canada) and Oxford University (UK) following respectively. This top three order is unchanged from the previous ranking.

The number of high school graduates in Kenya has risen over the years and so has the demand for higher education. The middle level colleges have come in to fill this gap for otherwise qualified students who couldn't make it to the Kenyan Universities. Applying to Kenyan Colleges has become quite tedious because of the mushrooming of the Colleges left, right and centre. Many students apply for courses in IT, Computer Science and Business because these are the skills which are high in demand at the moment. It is very hard to identify the Colleges but some guidelines might be useful in selecting the right College. First, you should examine the facilities of the college you intend to attend. The best Kenyan Colleges usually have an array of facilities in order to make the learning of a student worthwhile.

Some IT colleges in Kenya even go to the extent of providing a laptop for each student as well as unlimited internet connection. Similarly; the best Kenyan Computer Colleges give external exams in addition to their own internal exams. This gives the College validity and accreditation which is highly valued by the Kenyan employers. You would be amazed at how many Kenyan Colleges offer exams that many employers have no idea of. This can be a very traumatizing experience for a Student. Though some computer Colleges in Kenya are widely acclaimed and recognized both at home and abroad, many offer such substandard education that one would be amazed at why they charge such ridiculous fees. It is for this reason that you should take extreme caution when applying to a Kenyan College.

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Avoiding caves is clear-cut advice, but other routes of infection may be harder to block: People in many parts of the world eat bats, and may be infected while catching or preparing them for cooking. Hunters and cooks may not be able to tell one bat species from another. The researchers said the findings did not mean that bats should be exterminated. They protect humans and crops by eating insects and pollinating fruit trees. Disrupting complex ecosystems by slaughtering bats could even make disease outbreaks worse. Zaire ebolavirus is the cause of the current epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo, with more than 700 cases and more than 400 deaths.

The outbreak, which has spun out of control in a war-torn region, is the second largest ever. The West African epidemic, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, is thought to have begun with a small boy in Guinea handling an infected bat, but the origin is not known for sure. Like the Science Times page on Facebook. A Liberian team in full protective gear — Tyvek suits, gloves, masks, goggles, hoods, boots — trapped and released 5,000 bats from about 10 species. They took samples of blood, urine and feces, and oral swabs. Dr. Anthony’s lab at Columbia found genetic material from the virus in a mouth swab taken from just one bat, captured in Liberia’s northeastern Nimba District. That animal was a greater long-fingered bat, from the species Miniopterus inflatus, a furry beast the size of a small mouse, weighing half an ounce, with a 12-inch wingspan.

Interestingly, the United States is going through increased adoption of automation in a number of sectors connected with the industrial product. There are more opportunities to boost the uptake of Urine Test Strips in the United States. Moreover, additional spending is being made on R&D for both advanced and innovative technologies. This is due to the rise in demand for workers’ safety. Urine Test Strips come in handy to support this in several industries in North America thus boosting its adoption rate. There are some important players in this Urine Test Strips market. There is also another development involving Littelfuse, which is also a multinational electronics manufacturing firm.

The company has acquired consumer electronics firm TE Connectivity’s circuit protection business. This will support the company’s ambition in widening its portfolio so that it supports growing presence geographically. Urine Test Strips are facing growing adoption due to their continuous and flawless operations in a number of key industries like healthcare, manufacturing and production and power utilities. This indicated the increasing awareness apart from the benefits of using the devices. The industry is also a witness to the recent trends of incorporating smart cables. This enabled them to identify not only the fault location but also increase the use of low voltage dc power systems.

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Last month Interior Health (IH) and the BC Coroners Service put out a notice that that there was an increase in carfentanil detections in the IH region. Now, the Nelson Fentynal Task Force say its been detected in Castlegar for the first time. A drug sample tested on March 22 came back positive. This is from the Drug Analysis Service Laboratories (DAS), Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Health Canada. IH has asked those using illicit drugs reduce their risk by using an over dose prevention site such as the one in Nelson. Recognizing the signs of a overdose can also help, which includes slow or no breathing, gurgling or gasping lips, fingertips turning blue, and being hard to wake up or non-responsive. Based on preliminary data provided by the BC Coroners Service, there were 19 suspected illicit drug overdose deaths occurring in BC last month where carfentanil was detected. Of these, seven occurred in the IH region.

Urine Test- At my Midwives office the patient gets to do this herself. It's the first test you get and by handing this to you it shows that you trully are in the drivers seat of your own care. It seems such a small gesture, but you feel empowered that you are a part of your birthing team and not just the oven. A urine test strip tests many things and can allow a Midwife to tell a lot about what is going with your body nutritionally. Are you drinking enough water? Are their traces of protein or sugar in your urine? Your Midwife will go over the results with you.

It has been 17 months since B.C.’s provincial health officer declared a public health emergency regarding the prevalence of fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths. In that time, B.C. Victoria is one of the three cities in the province with the highest number of illicit drug overdoses this year, along with Vancouver and Surrey. Such statistics can be frightening, and in the face of this national public health emergency, it begs the question of what we can do to help combat this crisis at home. Participating in naloxone training is arguably the easiest way for students to protect themselves and their friends from opioid-related overdoses. Naloxone is a drug that blocks or reverses the immediate effects of narcotic overdoses (such as slowing breath and loss of consciousness).

It can be administered with a needle into the muscle of the upper arm, upper leg, or buttock. Naloxone is not intended to replace emergency medical care for an overdose and only lasts for 30-90 minutes. On August 31, more than 250 people participated in events downtown marking International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). Hosted by the Society of Living Illicit Drug Users (SOLID) and AIDS Vancouver Island, the Victoria public was able to receive free overdose prevention and response training and free naloxone kits. 262 kits were handed out over the course of the event. ’s a lot of hidden drug use," says Trish Pal, support coordinator at the Anti-Violence Project (AVP). "Naloxone is super safe.

If you had a naloxone kit with you and you suspected that somebody was overdosing — they’re unresponsive, they’re not breathing, but they still have a pulse, all these symptoms of a drug overdose — and you give them naloxone, it won’t hurt them. Students can buy naloxone kits from the pharmacy in the SUB, or they can also book a "Kit Appointment" with health services to receive a free kit and learn how to use it. If this appointment is booked, it is not added to that student’s medical records. As part of the UVSS’ Safe Use Campaign, there will also be two naloxone response trainings held on campus in September (Sept. While these training sessions are free of charge, space is limited to about 30 participants. UVSS Director of Campaigns and Community Relations Anmol Swaich is hopeful that each session will reach capacity.

"It’s important for students to go to this kind of training because you don’t necessarily know what life is going to throw at you," says Swaich. "You don’t know what situation you might end up in. And just the reality is that substances now often have fentanyl, and all types of substances have fentanyl — I think the only thing they haven’t found fentanyl in so far is marijuana.  . . . but I believe there have been overdose incidents on our campus. That has happened," adds Swaich. According to a B.C. Coroners Service report, 81 per cent of illicit drug overdose deaths in 2017 have involved fentantyl (either alone or in combination with other drugs). As such, naloxone training should be considered by everyone, Wallace says.

"Naloxone training shouldn’t be about social profiling and figuring out when you’re around people who are at risk of overdose or not," he says.  — similar to other life saving technologies like emergency first aid. However, he warns, naloxone is a limited response. It is imperative that we are not only responding to overdoses, but preventing them before they occur. "Naloxone is about responding to overdoses after they’ve occurred. Above all else, Pal emphasizes caution. "Even if you bought from a trusted dealer, you don’t know what’s in your drugs these days. People are dying thinking they’re using cocaine, and they’re dying from fentanyl overdoses.

Having a naloxone kit and knowing how to use it is imperative. Harm reduction is imperative. Making a plan for what happens is imperative," says Pal. "There’s an incredible amount of overdose deaths," says Pal. "I think the amount of overdose deaths is higher in B.C. Acid . . . MDMA . . . people are taking fentanyl and they don’t know that they’re taking it. And so, I think that there’s a lot of party drugs that happen on campus, even though I think UVic doesn’t want to admit that. This void in discourse and information is what led to the UVSS’ Safe Use campaign. While UVic students can’t get their drugs tested on campus, Pal, Wallace, and Swaich all recommend using the STS Pain Pharmacy downtown. Students are also allowed to go to pop-up supervised injection sites .

The B.C. Coroners Service report notes that there have been no deaths at supervised consumption or drug overdose prevention sites in the past ten years. Drug checking (through the use of fentanyl strips) also plays a central role in harm reduction. The strips work when a small amount of the substance in question is placed in a small dish and combined with water. The paper testing strip is dipped into the solution and stirred. Two lines will appear on the strip if the substance is clear of fentanyl. One line will appear if fentanyl is present. Wallace warns, however, that these checks come with limitations. "It is a pretty blunt instrument for drug-checking," he says.

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We believe in healing from the inside out and that starts with paying close attention to what exactly we are putting into our pets’ bodies. Our philosophy is that it’s not only important to start our pets on the right dietary regimen but also to incorporate extra outside elements to make them that much stronger. Our pet CBD products are made from hemp oil extracted from the largest USDA certified hemp farm in the United States. Through utilizing the entire hemp plant, extracting the oil using a super critical CO2 method, and making products using all natural and organic ingredients we have created human grade products that provide positive results for animals. It’s the only time 2-way communication (homeostasis) is happening within the body. Without full spectrum CBD, your pet’s brain is only able to guess where their body needs more support. When taking Pet Releaf CBD for pets, the body is able to tell the brain exactly where it’s needing more help and assistance. Because of this, Pet Releaf products are a potent anti-inflammatory and turbo boost to the immune system.

A March 2015 review of available research found that CBD was a safe, effective, and well tolerated treatment for psychosis. But more research is needed to bring CBD into clinical practice. It should be mentioned that THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, may actually increase psychosis for those at risk. CBD oil, on the other hand, only helps reduce psychosis and may even counteract psychosis brought on by marijuana use. Cannabidiol can help maintain healthy blood sugar, stimulates genes and proteins that helps break down fat, and increase mitochondria that helps burn calories. CBD also encourages the body to convert white fat to brown fat.

White fat is the kind of fat we typically think of when we think about body fat. Brown fat is fat that is in small deposits that behaves differently than white fat. Brown fat is said to improve health by enhancing the bodies ability to burn white fat, create heat, and even regulate blood sugar. Heart disease is a growing problem today. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death in the U.S. A healthy diet and lifestyle is a top priority for heart health, but CBD oil can also help. According to research cannabidiol reduces artery blockage, reduces stress induced cardiovascular response, and can reduce blood pressure.

It may also reduce cholesterol. As mentioned earlier, CBD oil is helpful in preventing oxidative stress and inflammation. Both of these are often precursors to heart disease. CBD oil can be used topically to treat skin conditions. Studies show CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions like eczema by encouraging abnormal cell death. It can also help regulate the skin’s oil production, reducing acne. CBD also contains many nutrients like vitamin E that help improve and protect the skin. Other Remedies to Consider: Diet is vitally important for skin health. Many people find that removing foods like sugar, dairy or grains (if sensitive) improves skin.

I also personally use a skin probiotic spray that has made a huge difference for my acne prone skin. CBD oil’s role in cancer treatment still needs more research, but what is available is looking promising. According to the American Cancer Society, CBD oil can slow growth and spread of some kinds of cancer (in animals). Because it fights oxidative stress and inflammation (and both are linked to cancer) it makes sense that CBD oil could help fight cancer cells. This is a common question and misconception. As mentioned above, while they come from the same plant, they are different strains and CBD is harvested from the plants that contain no THC (or negligible levels). CBD is completely legal and is not considered a drug.

Because of the often confused history of these plants, many manufacturers use "hemp oil" instead of the more controversial "CBD oil" in their marketing. CBD levels can vary drastically based on manufacturing, so it is important to find a high quality manufacturer with verified levels. From a sustainability standpoint, it is a shame that hemp has gotten so much negative press because it comes from a similar strain of plant. Aside from the CBD benefits, hemp is one of the strongest, longest, and most durable natural fibers and it can be grown without any type of pesticides or herbicides! CBD oil is most often used internally (through ingestion). Because CBD oil is a relatively new supplement, exact dosing isn’t well established.

While more long-term studies are needed, there is no established CBD "overdose" and there are very few if any side effects at any dosage. Start by purchasing a high quality oil from a reputable company. A higher quality oil will be more bioavailable, so a lower dose can be enough. Begin with the recommended dosage on the bottle (especially if using preventatively). Some notice a change immediately, while others don’t notice any improvement for several weeks. If after several weeks there is still no change, increase the dosage. As with most herbal supplements, a small dosage 3-4 times a day is usually more therapeutic than one large dose. Important note: Though CBD oil on its own is very safe, it may interact with medications, particularly opioids. Speak with your doctor if you’re concerned about interactions or are unsure about using hemp oil for your conditions.

I know it’s tough to find a primary care doctor who understands alternative practices, but there are options like this service that pair you with a doctor who fits your lifestyle. Sidenote for our furrier friends: All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, CBD oil can have some of the same benefits for pets as it does for humans. There may be some trial and error in finding the right dosage for pets. Start with a low dose of 1 milligrams per 10 pounds of body weight and go up to 5 milligrams per 10 pounds of body weight if needed.

A higher dose may be necessary for some ailments. A low dose 3-4 times a day is usually more therapeutic than one large dose. There are lots of benefits to using CBD oil as a supplement. A healthy diet and lifestyle should always be the first step to improved health, but CBD oil can help build on that foundation. I have tried CBD oil supplements before and did notice a calming effect almost immediately. Since I have the MAO-A gene and am very type A, I’ve always struggled with sleep and getting my brain to turn off. I found CBD oil very helpful for this.

I’ve also used it to reduce inflammation after injuries with good results. I don’t use CBD oil all the time but keep it around for injuries or nights when it’s difficult to sleep. It is important to use pure CBD oil from a reputable company. Personally, I like this brand. One way I do get the benefits of CBD regularly is a teaspoon of this hemp-infused honey in my tea at night. It helps me wind down and get to sleep (and it’s not just my imagination… it has a whopping 20 milligrams of hemp oil and its relaxing effects in one teaspoon).

These hemp honey sticks from the same company are also great for travel and on the go. For more on CBD oil for health, hop over to this podcast interview to hear how a certified Bulletproof wellness coach uses it with life-transforming results. This article was medically reviewed by Dr. Scott Soerries, MD, Family Physician and Medical Director of SteadyMD. As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor. What are your thoughts on CBD oil? Would you try it or think it’s too controversial still? I’d love to hear your thoughts! 1. Russo, E. B. (2008, February).

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8. Nagarkatti, P., Pandey, R., Rieder, S. A., Hegde, V. L., & Nagarkatti, M. (2009, October). Cannabinoids as novel anti-inflammatory drugs. 9. Cassol-Jr, O. J., & Comim, C. M. (2010, August 12). Treatment with cannabidiol reverses oxidative stress parameters, cognitive impairment and mortality in rats submitted to sepsis by cecal ligation and puncture. 10. Hampson, A. (1998). Cannabidiol and (?)? 9-tetrahydrocannabinol are neuroprotective antioxidants. 11. Iseger, T. A., & Bossong, M. G. (2015, March). A systematic review of the antipsychotic properties of cannabidiol in humans. 12. Nonpsychotropic Plant Cannabinoids, Cannabidivarin (CBDV) and Cannabidiol (CBD), Activate and Desensitize Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) Channels in Vitro: Potential for the Treatment of Neuronal Hyperexcitability. 13. Stanley, C. P., Hind, W. H., & O’Sullivan, S. E. (2013, February). Is the cardiovascular system a therapeutic target for cannabidiol? 14. E. (2017, December 07). The Topical Benefits of CBD. 15. Marijuana and Cancer.

So just what is the deal with CBD? Cannabidiol oil - more commonly known as CBD - has grown more and more popular in recent years. You may have seen it advertised or recommended online but still aren’t sure what it is. If so, we’re here to help and tell you all of the important facts. When it comes to CBD oil, there are a number of ways to consume it. Some people put it in their hot drinks, take it in capsule form, or the most common options is to smoke it by vaping. The popular CBD oil has risen in popularity after it’s been claimed that it helps cure a number of medical conditions and the symptoms associated with these.

Until 2018, CBD oil wasn't easily attainable. However, according to the Cannabis Trades Association UK, the number of cannabidiol consumers has risen to 250,000 since it has become widely available in UK high street stores. It’s also so easy to buy over the counter CBD oil that you can consume via your vaping device. Vaping is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get the goodness from CBD oil directly into your body without having to think too much about it. If you’re used to vaping or even smoking, this might the best way for you to consume it. OK, but what exactly is CBD?

Carefully extracted from the resin glands on marijuana buds and flowers, CBD is a chemical compound that’s produced by the cannabis plant. CBD oil is the result of mixing cannabinoids and what’s known as a carrier oil such as coconut or argan oil. Additionally, CBD can also be extracted from hemp. Hemp is an industrial fibrous form of cannabis that has small buds and a tetrahydrocannabinol (more commonly known as THC). In essence, the extract that has a concentration of 0.3% or less is the chemical compound that’s responsible for making people high or giving them that chilled out feeling. What is in Elevate CBD Vape Oil? Vegetable Glycerin & Propylene Glycol, Natural Flavours and Cannabidol (which we'll call CBD for short!).

The Cannabidiol used in our CBD E Liquid is sourced from certified organic CBD rich Hemp plants and every single batch is tested in a laboratory to ensure consistent quality and a lack of pesticides, herbicides and artificial fertilisers. Each 10ml bottle has a guaranteed minimum of 200mg CBD and is designed to work in any vaporizer that is compatible with vape oils or e liquids. Is Elevate CBD Vape Oil fully legal in the UK and European Union? The short answer is yes. Products that contain a cannabis-based ingredient such as CBD are officially classed as medicines by the UK medicines regulator. The US is an entirely different kettle of fish with over 50% of the states legalising cannabis in some capacity. Usually, it’s only legal to obtain with a prescription.

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Créé en 1997 par Gilbert WAHNICH, Eldorauto est devenu un acteur incontournable du monde de l’automobile. L’enseigne qui possède une dizaine de grandes surfaces à l’enseigne, ouvrira dans les mois qui viennent dix autres points de vente. De nombreux projets sont en cours, notamment en centre ville. Yves SASSI : Votre enseigne s’est développée en succursales. Pourquoi lancez-vous aujourd’hui un programme de développement de franchises ? Taoufik TAHAR : L’enseigne a été créée en 1997 par Gilbert WAHNICH, qui en est le président et le principal actionnaire. Depuis cette date, 2 à 3 ouvertures ont été réalisées chaque année. Il est vrai que le groupe a une culture de développement en propre.

Et donc un réel savoir-faire, non seulement dans notre métier de base, mais aussi dans celui de la création de points de vente. C’était donc le moment de passer à la vitesse supérieure. Nous avons un bon concept qui ne demande qu’à se développer. La France est vaste… le monde encore plus et nous mettrions trop de temps à développer l’enseigne si nous n’utilisions pas le levier qu’est la franchise. Pouvez vous nous présenter le concept Eldorauto ? C’est un concept de grandes surfaces de l’automobile. Tous nos magasins ont environ 4.500 m², soit 3.000 m² de vente et 1.000 m² d’atelier. Notre enseigne est positionnée sur la fourniture de pièces et sur l’entretien du véhicule.

Chaque magasin dispose d’un atelier de montage, réparation et entretien, mais, dans notre communication, cet aspect n’est pas mis en avant. C’est le produit, le choix unique, la mise en avant de marques qui sont privilégiés. Les ateliers sont plus considérés comme des services que nous rendons à nos clients. Nous proposons un choix extrêmement étendu de produits, essentiellement, de marques. Il y a un élément également qui nous confirme la justesse de notre positionnement : les femmes sont de plus en plus clientes de nos magasins. Simplement parce que nous avons conçu un concept « anti macho ». Nous proposons des produits techniques, de marques, bien entendu, mais aussi des produits de confort, des sièges pour enfants, des cadeaux.

Et le magasin est plus convivial qu’un garage ou un atelier. Ce qui en fait un concept unique. D’autre part, nos vendeurs suivent des formations, non seulement techniques (ce sont des passionnés) mais également une formation à la vente. Nous sommes sur un type de vente comme à la FNAC, ou le vendeur est un connaisseur, mais aussi un bon conseiller. Il n’est pas là pour pousser à la vente, mais pour aider le client. Et ça, on le sent nettement sur le panier moyen du client. Quelles sont les conditions pour créer une grande surface Eldorauto ? La création d’un point de vente nécessite une superficie importante (minimum 3.000 m²) et donc un stock d'environ un million d’€. L’investissement global est de l’ordre de 1,5 million d’€ et nous demandons à nos partenaires de disposer d’un apport correspondant à la moitié.

Ces barrières à l’entrée permettent de travailler dans la durée, de créer des entreprises qui réussiront. Le chiffres d’affaires généré est très conséquent. En première année, il tourne autour de 7 millions d’€, pour atteindre 9 à 10 millions à partir de la 3ème année avec un effectif de 40 personnes. Qui sont vos partenaires ? Nos partenaires doivent être capables de diriger une véritable PME. Ce sont des chefs d’entreprise issus de la grande distribution, pour l’essentiel. Il faut savoir que la grande distribution ne permet plus, aujourd’hui de gagner autant d’argent. Les meilleurs emplacements sont pris, les autorisations de plus en plus difficiles à obtenir et il faut bien dire que les meilleurs programmes sont pris par des franchisés déjà en place.

Nous avons aussi de nombreux candidats qui sont des «multi franchisés». Ils possèdent plusieurs affaires et veulent investir dans un nouveau domaine en forte croissance. Vous savez, c’est une mission passionnante. Chaque implantation est une création d’entreprise, qui nécessite énormément d’implication de la part de l’entrepreneur et de toutes nos équipes. Le niveau des contacts est très élevé. Quels sont vos projets à l’export ? A l’étranger, nous sommes courtisés par de très nombreux partenaires qui viennent à Paris et visitent l’immeuble de la Grande Armée. Cette visite leur suffit pour comprendre l’enjeu ! Nous avons signé des contrats pour l’Espagne et le Portugal.

Les études que nous avons faites nous confirment que les pays du pourtour de la Méditerranée sont d’excellents marchés pour nous. Deux raisons principales pour cela. Un réseau de concessionnaires et de réparateurs insuffisants et une population qui aime son véhicule et veut l’entretenir avec des pièces dont l’origine et la qualité sont certaines. On apporte la « French Touch » parce que nos magasins respectent le véhicule. D’autre part, j’ajoute que nous maîtrisons parfaitement la logistique nécessaire à nos métiers. Vous implantez vos magasins en périphérie des grandes villes. Avez vous des projets de centre ville ? Effectivement, nous sommes sur un projet de centre ville, qui viendrait en complément de notre concept de base.

Il s’agit de magasins de surface traditinnelle, proposant les accessoires liés à notre métier : prêt à porter, cadeaux, drugstores, gadgets… Nous souhaitons enraciner le concept et ces nouveaux magasins feront partie de la politique du groupe. Pour l’instant, le concept n’est pas totalement finalisé et nous ne le proposerons à la franchise qu’après l’avoir testé. Nous ne voulons pas que nos franchisés soient des cobayes. Avez-vous apprécié cet article ? En votant vous nous aidez à améliorer la qualité du contenu du site. Pour ouvrir une franchise Eldorauto il faut un apport personnel de 75 000 €. Vous pouvez également consulter toutes les offres de Franchise centre auto et entretien et les franchises du secteur Automobiles, cycles, motos.

RESEAU GDS est spécialisé dans le distribution de gaz naturel auprès de 83 communes d’Alsace. Ce qui représente 1621 Kilomètre de réseau. Par ce biais, il constitue le premier distributeur de gaz naturel dans la région, tout en assurant une mission de service public. Cela lui permet en 2009 d’atteindre un chiffre d’affaire de 47 millions d’euros et de compter une dizaine de clients à savoir, des entreprises fournisseurs de gaz dont notamment ENEREST, filiale à 100% de RESEAU GDS. RESEAU GDS et ENEREST jouent également un rôle dans la préservation de l’environnement de par la promotion entre autres des véhicules au gaz naturel dont la combustion ne dégage ni fumées, ni particules. Le 1er octobre 2008, suite à la séparation de certaines de ses activités due à la libération du marché, la dénomination sociale de la société a été modifiée.

Cette dernière devient alors RESEAU GDS à la place de GAZ DE STRASBOURG. Toutefois, sa forme juridique est, quant à elle, restée identique. RESEAU GDS constitue alors encore une société anonyme d’économie mixte. Cette particularité est à mettre en liaison avec son actionnaire principal. En effet, la ville de STRASBOURG, opérateur public, est l’actionnaire majeur de la société ave 50,06% des actions. Le reste est partage entre la CAISSE DES DEPOTS ET CONSIGNATION (CDC) et GDF SUEZ (anciennement GAZ DE France et SUEZ) qui détiennent respectivement 24,98% et 24,89% des actions. Ces différents actionnaires ouvrent au sein du Comité d’Administration de la société par le biais d’administrateur. En ce qui concerne le capital de la société, celui-ci s’élève à 9 778 000 euros. RESEAU GDS a pour objet social la gestion du réseau de distribution. Son siège social se trouve 14 places des Halles à STRASBOURG et son service technique se situe rue du doubs. 5, voire d’avantage encore (ENA, expertise comptable…). Les salaires vont alors évoluer en fonction du niveau d’études mais également de l’ancienneté de la personne.

Altergaz était spécialisée dans l’approvisionnement, l’acheminement et la commercialisation de gaz naturel en France. Altergaz a été créée en 2003 par deux anciens dirigeants de GDF (Jean-Paul George et Robert Delbos) et experts du secteur énergétique spécialisés dans la libéralisation de ce marché et Taoufik Tahar, gestionnaire. Dès janvier 2004 Georges Cohen a rejoint Altergaz en tant que business angel et a financé le projet jusqu'à son introduction en bourse. Introduite en bourse en juin 2005, Altergaz a été cotée sur le marché libre de la bourse de Paris. Altergaz a scellé en juin 2007 une alliance industrielle et financière avec ENI 1er opérateur gazier européen. 13 % du marché français du gaz).

] est destiné à aider les consommateurs dans leur choix de fournisseur d’électricité ou de gaz. Cette marque de confiance, destinée aux consommateurs, est destinée à les aider à choisir leur fournisseur d’électricité ou de gaz. Ce label fait l’objet d’une surveillance active par les collectivités organisatrices de la distribution d’énergie et la FNCCR. La FNCCR a développé une charte sur les engagements que doivent remplir les fournisseurs envers leurs clients pour que leur offre soit labellisée « Clair’Énergie ». Cette charte complète les textes législatifs et réglementaires en vigueur pour simplifier le parcours du consommateur. ] par le Ministère de l'écologie, de l'énergie, du développement durable et de l'aménagement du territoire.

En France, tout fournisseur de gaz naturel doit disposer d'une autorisation de fourniture, délivrée par les services de l'État. Cette autorisation, délivrée après analyse des garanties présentées par les candidats, protège la clientèle d’une défaillance des fournisseurs. Altergaz a signé le 16 juillet 2008 un accord avec Gaz de Bordeaux, Entreprise Locale de Distribution (ELD) de gaz et ENI. En juin 2007, Altergaz a reçu l’agrément de service aux particuliers, dans le cadre de l’ouverture du marché à la clientèle résidentielle. Pour l'acquisition de nouveaux clients, Altergaz misait notamment sur les techniques de porte-à-porte. Certains commerciaux avaient pour pratique de se faire passer pour le gestionnaire de réseau GrDF, ce qui a suscité des plaintes de clients dont on trouve encore la trace sur les forums en ligne. ]. L'entreprise change donc d'identité visuelle et le nom Altergaz n'est plus utilisé pour la commercialisation de gaz naturel.

Et si vous mettiez la priorité sur les choses qui VOUS sont utiles ? Un jour, un vieux professeur fût engagé pour donner une heure de formation sur « la planification efficace de son temps » à un groupe de dirigeants de puissantes multinationales dans une très grande école de commerce. Debout devant son groupe d’élites, il leur dit « Nous allons réaliser une expérience ». Du dessous de la table qui le séparait des élèves, le prof sortit un immense pot de verre de quatre litres qu’il posa devant lui. Puis, il sortit une douzaine de cailloux qu’il déposa délicatement dans le grand pot et posa la question suivante « Pensez-vous que le pot est plein ?

». Tous répondirent « Oui » à quoi il insista « Vraiment ? ». Alors il se pencha et sortit un récipient de gravier qu’il déversa dans le grand pot, les graviers venant s’infiltrer entre les cailloux… jusqu’au fond du pot. Il releva les yeux et redemanda « Est-ce que le pot est plein ? Cette fois-ci les brillants élèves commençaient à comprendre le manège et l’un d’entre eux répondit « Probablement pas », ce à quoi le professeur émit un « Bien ». Il se pencha à nouveau et sortit un récipient de sable qu’il versa dans le grand pot pour venir remplir l’espace entre les cailloux et le gravier.

Encore une fois, il posa la question « Est-ce que le pot est plein ? ». Cette fois sans hésiter, tous répondirent en cœur « Non ! ». « Bien » répondit le vieux professeur en prenant le pichet d’eau qui était sur la table et le renversant dans le pot pour le remplir à ras bord. Le vieux professeur leva alors les yeux vers son groupe et demanda « Quelle grande vérité nous démontre cette expérience ? ». L’un des élèves tenta « Lorsque que l’on croit que notre agenda est plein, il y a finalement encore de la place ?

», ce à quoi le professeur répondit « Non. Ce qu’il faut retenir c’est que si on donne priorité aux peccadilles (les graviers, sable, eau), nous n’aurons pas suffisamment de temps précieux à consacrer aux éléments importants de sa vie (gros cailloux) ». Tous applaudirent, et d’un geste amical de la main, le vieux professeur salua son auditoire avant de lentement quitter la salle. Et si vous lisiez "Négocier pour la première fois" de Patrick Audebert ? Des dizaines de schémas pour traduire visuellement une négociation Plus de 30 manières de négocier adaptées à chaque situation Tous les pièges et astuces les plus courants passés en revue Un livre efficace et pédagogique. Si chaque type de négociation a sa propre spécificité - personnelle, interne, commerciale, sociale, internationale, toutes les négociations ont un tronc commun très important : les méthodes de préparation, les techniques, les tactiques et les comportements.

Ce petit livre d'introduction s'adresse à toutes celles et ceux qui veulent trouver des solutions à des situations souvent délicates. Le lecteur agira ainsi en connaissance de cause car la négociation a des avantages et des inconvénients qu'il faut connaître. Et si vous appreniez à réfuter une hausse de prix ? Tout le monde le sait, les temps sont durs, et comme chaque entreprise constate les marges se resserrent de plus en plus. Faire l’autruche : Laisser courir le commercial sans lui donner de réponse. Cette solution est risquée parce qu’elle peut nuire sur le long terme à la confiance mutuelle accordée. Néanmoins, elle est redoutable car les commerciaux étant surchargés ne trouveront que rarement le temps de vous faire un courrier physique en bonne et due forme avec accusé de réception pour vous faire passer la hausse de prix.

Jouer la victime : Le dossier a changé de main entre temps et vous jouez l’idiot en faignant de ne pas savoir de quoi le commercial parle. Soit vous faites intervenir un collège, soit c’est réellement le cas. Il faut jouer la victime en négociant en délais supplémentaire tout en gardant les mêmes conditions (ex : 6 mois supplémentaire au même prix) pour vous permettre de discuter en interne de la situation et alternatives possibles. Donner un ultimatum : Faire comprendre que l’entreprise en question sera remerciée au prochain Appel d’Offres si elle persiste à vous faire passer une hausse tarifaire.

C’est une situation risquée qui a le mérite de donner le temps de la réflexion à votre interlocuteur en lui soumettant que vous allez ou vous avez déjà trouvé mieux ailleurs pour le remplacer. Jouer la relation de partenariat : les contre-arguments de l’acheteur doivent être incisifs pour permettre aucune augmentation. Ex : L’expérience : Chacun de nous a constaté que plus on reproduit une même activité, plus on l’effectue rapidement, à l’échelle d’une entreprise, il en est de même. Décomposer la hausse : la nomenclature de l’augmentation des prix nous aide à savoir pourquoi notre fournisseur aimerait nous passer la douloureuse.

Il faut aller recherche ensuite l’information sur les marchés ou via des études pour comparer efficacement et négocier le plus justement possible la hausse. Dire « Non » à la demande mais « Oui » à la personne : Traiter le fait et non pas la personne. C’est savoir s’affirmer en disant « non » devant la situation mais en disant « oui » à votre interlocuteur que vous ferez votre possible pour faire passer le message à votre hiérarchie. Ces 7 solutions sont loin d’être éthique mais ont l’avantage de donner des cartes maitresses face aux argumentaires bien rôdés des commerciaux.

Attention, si c’est la qualité qui en jeu alors dans ce cas il faudra prendre en compte qu’un compromis, même s’il doit être GAGNANT/gagnant, sera nécessaire et stratégiquement à anticiper pour garder une relation pérenne sur le long terme. Et si nous évitions les secrétaires trop curieuses ? Quelles sont les astuces à connaitre pour éviter de se faire rembarrer à la première approche ? Ex : Elle - « Bonjour, société X à l’appareil, j’écoute. Vous : « Bonjour Madame, Stevens Hochet, Service Achats, société Y, vous êtes ? Elle - « Mhh.. Je me renseigne s’il est la ! Apparemment il est indisponible… Pourriez-vous rappeler plus tard ?

Vous - « A vrai dire, la deadline du dossier arrive à son terme et avoir ces éléments est une des conditions sinéquanones, si je n’ai pas sa réponse, je devrais vous évincer de l’appel d’offres ! Elle - « Ah d’accord… Je vous mets en attente et vous le passe dès qu’il a finit ! La logique est de contourner la difficulté en mettant la secrétaire au pied du mur sans la brusquer. La secrétaire ne veut jamais accepter les problèmes et les conséquences qui peuvent survenir sur un dossier, en d’autres termes, elle ne veut pas être la responsable de son incapacité à vous donner la bonne personne.

Et si le cycle de vie d'un produit était la clé ? Aujourd’hui, la société consumériste que nous sommes développe toujours plus de produits à durée limitée ou de consommables obligatoires renouvelables afin de permettre une pérennisation du business model de l’entreprise. A l'inverse, les entreprises cherchent des économies sur ce même créneau puisque le cycle de vie des produits est un des indicateurs fondamentaux à ne pas négliger lors du choix final du prestataire. Le cycle de vie du produit est donc à réfléchir bien en amont afin de définir le cahier des charges qu’il faudra mettre en place avant de lancer son appel d’offres.

Par ailleurs, pour éviter les économies de bouts de chandelles, l’analyse doit être portée sur la longévité, l’ergonomie et l’aspect recyclable d’un équipement pour permettre une politique Achats et santé de l’entreprise pérenne. Et si on fixait un prix optimal du produit à acheter ? Si c'était si facile d'acheter au meilleur ration qualité/prix, on attraperait des lièvres avec des tambours, n'est ce pas ? C'est pourquoi le croisement des différentes informations récoltées est une source idéale pour mener une réflexion sur une base tarifaire adéquate. Ayez toujours à l'esprit que nous n'achetons pas un prix mais un service ou un produit.

Le contraire vous rapprochant d'un rapport risque/profit élevé. Un coût objectif à fixer avec le prescripteur : c’est celui qui va définir le besoin d’achat et influencer le cahier des charges en fonction de ce que va trouver ou conseiller l’acheteur vis-à-vis de l’offre sur le marché. Ce coût doit être déterminé objectivement de telle sorte que nous ayons un budget prévisionnel au plus juste. Le prix du marché : c’est le tarif moyen que vous allez retrouver face à l’offre et la demande. Plus la demande est faible, plus les prix seront cassés et inversement. Une évaluation du coût de fabrication du prestataire : c’est la coupe d’un prix vue sous une nomenclature.

…). Si le delta entre le produit n°1 et n°2 dépasse plus de 15 % en moyenne, il faut revoir les prix. Et si on parlait : assainissement de vos bacs à graisse ? Un bac à graisse nécessite un entretien régulier afin d’avoir une efficacité maximale et pour assurer le meilleur fonctionnement de la fosse septique. Un excès de graisse peut entrainer des fermentations, voire des engorgements de la fosse, qui retardent le processus de décomposition. Des entreprises comme Sarp (Group VEOLIA) ou Suez Environnement (groupe SITA) sont les leaders du marché dans ce domaine et propose aujourd’hui des solutions attractives. Assainissement du bac à graisse : Le bac à graisse doit être régulièrement assaini.

En effet, les résidus de graisse qui stagnent à l’intérieur entrainent des odeurs très désagréables. L’assainissement du bac à graisse assure un environnement de vie salubre. Curage du bac à graisse : Au fur et à mesure de l’utilisation du bac à graisses, la graisse se dépose sur ses parois ce qui en diminue l’écoulement. Les têtes de curage sont utilisées pour décoller la graisse et les déchets accumulés sur les parois et redonner au bac sa contenance d’origine et sa performance. Le curage du bac à graisse à l’aide d’eau envoyée sous pression doit être régulièrement effectué. Les nouveautés sur le marché ? Les bactéries : Les différentes bactéries constituant la culture dégradent les différentes molécules de graisse en fonction de leurs affinités propres par hydrolyse enzymatique puis oxydation (voir ORCEO ou ENRENA comme entreprises).

Les grandes normes ? L''installation assainissement doit être régulièrement entretenue par un contrôleur agréé, pour les logements non raccordés à un réseau collectif. Et si vous utilisiez un système de « Near Field Communication » ? La communication en champ proche (en anglais near field communication, NFC) est une technologie de communication sans-fil à courte portée et haute fréquence, permettant l'échange d'informations entre des périphériques jusqu'à une distance d'environ 10 cm. Cette technologie est une extension de la norme ISO/CEI 14443 standardisant les cartes de proximité utilisant laradio-identification (RFID), qui combinent l'interface d'une carte à puce et un lecteur au sein d'un seul périphérique.

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It can be tempting to purchase stair lifts from a stranger, either from the newspaper or from an online auction service. For a device that will be used to carry such a valuable load up and down the stairs this is an incredibly risky gamble. You are going to be relying on the proper and safe service of your stair lifts, and by buying it used from a consumer you are very likely inheriting a problem. You have no way of knowing whether the device was installed correctly, used correctly, or if it is even in good working condition. There are many safeguards built into most stair lifts, but if the stair lift reviews has been misused the safeguards may not be enough.

The other major disadvantage of buying a used stair lifts from a stranger is that it will likely not fit your stairs. Stair lift reviews tracks must be cut to fit your specific stair case and a track that is too short or too long will be incredibly safe. When you purchase a used stair lifts from a reputable dealer you are guaranteed that you are receiving a fully functioning, tested, and refurbished unit that has passed all the factory safety tests. Even though it, a reputable dealer will still supply you with a custom cut track that will fit your stairs. Instead of taking a chance on a used stair lifts from a complete stranger, make sure you buy from a reputable dealer and enjoy many years of dependable service.

For buyers of a handicap stair lift, you should be clear on where the lift will be installed because user requirements can change the price of the lift substantially. For a handicap stair lift for the home where there is only one user, a simple customized lift is sufficient to serve his need to go to the next level. However, handicap stair lift in public places will require more considerations and also include as many features as possible because we do not know the profile of the next user. Handicap Stairlifts are driven by electricity and should function with the normal wall outlets. In recent times, handicap wheelchair stairlifts are fitted with battery rechargeable packs.

This gives the handicapped stair lift the flexibility to operate even when power from the building is shut off. This feature will come in useful when users with disabilities need to evacuate the building during blackouts or fire alarms. Moreover, there are many ways power can be shut down to the lift, a battery pack will make the handicap wheelchair lift more independent. Chair lifts use either direct or alternate current.Most stair lifts have a power rating of 250 watts but majority of the power requirements depend on weight it has to carry, gradient of ascend and strength of materials used. When installing the handicap lift, it is important to check the whether there is a sub landing at the top of the stairs.

Manufacturers are able to custom build a platform that can bridge the gap between the stairlift and the landing. Users should be able to walk between the stairlift and landing with ease and not required to take big steps. Most of the time, the track of the handicap lift will stop short of the top landing because of doors upstairs. In these cases, there are rails which can be folded and hinged to the end of the rail. It acts to extend the rail when required and retracted when not in use. This useful extension will help the handicap chair lift user reach the top level and yet will not obstruct any other home designs.

Handicap lift can break down at times hence it is important to have technical support available 24/7. We do not want the users to be stranded for too long as a result of the chair lift breakdown. Usually, manufacturers will provide guarantee for their lifts for a year. But you can request for inspection and maintenance every half yearly or 6 months. Well trained engineers will visit your locations and check thoroughly from the battery to the inner mechanical parts. Extension of the lifting system warranty is possible but charges vary between manufacturers. When maintained properly, handicap stair lifts can operate up to twenty years and still as smooth as new. Because of the long life span of the handicap stairlift, units are often refurbished and sold as used handicap lift. When handicapped lifts are old and have no resale value, it is advisable to dismantle with the assistance of trained professionals because there are hazardous materials inside. Precious metals and scrap metals can be salvaged and sold to be recycled into other hardware.

Thyssenkrupp, in association with Elite Elevators, has launched its First Home Elevator Experience Center in India on 8th May 2019. This showroom is for all the prospective and existing clients to experience the look and feel of their exclusive products. Thyssenkrupp has introduced the concept of Home Elevators in the Indian market. Since there are no set standards for Home Elevators in India, therefore all their elevators follow European Safety codes and go through 194 different parameters of safety. As opposed to commercial lifts, Thyssenkrupp home elevators require no pit (just 100mm) and no headroom space. These lifts operate on single phase power supply and require no oiling and lubrication on rails, which reduces the maintenance cost to minimal. Moreover, all their home lifts are certified by third-party organizations post installation, which imprints the safety standards they follow.

The inauguration of showroom at Prestige Meridian, Bangalore, was done by Mr Andrew Warbrick, Managing Director, Thyssenkrupp Access Ltd. This showroom will cater to both sales and after-sales services. The one-of-its-kind experience center has been designed as per Krupp's global 'Blue Cube' design language for showrooms. Live demonstration of all their products is available at the showroom, for all the prospective clients. HE300, their premier model runs on cogged belt has an innovative belt-driven technology unlike the conventionally used ropes, chains or piston. This not only reduces the maintenance cost, but also improves the lifespan of the elevator. In accordance with above features, each HE300 lift is certified with Safety Integrity Level 3, which is the body that certifies safety of nuclear plants.

This experience center also showcases their award winning Flow 2A stair lift, which too is functional for users to check how it operates. One will be amazed by the patented 'swivel technology' which is used in these chairlifts. Elite Elevators is a 5-year old organization with their headquarters established in Chennai. They are official business partners and represent Thyssenkrupp Access in India. With more than 500 installations across India, their Home Lifts serves the entire country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. 44 billion annually and are pioneers of technology and innovation in multiple sectors. In 2018, Thyssenkrupp officially established themselves as No. 1 Home Elevator selling Company. Established in 2002, Thyssenkrupp Elevator (India) installs, maintains and modernizes elevators and escalators in India and Bangladesh. They have a strong presence in various segments, such as residential, office and infrastructure.

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