At Robé Médical, the mask race continues

Chinese masks continue to arrive, in large quantities certainly, but in great struggle. At Robé Médical, one of the main online sales sites for medical equipment, located in Saint-Étienne-Lès-Remiremont (Vosges), we are expecting the delivery of a million masks shortly, after two shipments of a total of 1.5 million units.

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“Imports from China have become even more complicated since recently the country has imposed approvals on products such as masks, protective glasses, gloves, with filtration tests for example. The first Chinese manufacturer of masks had to change its boxes, its instructions… It is undoubtedly positive, but immediately it slows down the arrivals “, Comments Antoine Chonion, the leader.

After the masks, the gloves

His trading company is receiving more and more product offerings dedicated to the coronavirus – especially from Asia and Eastern Europe – not having all the certifications, or sometimes none. ” We are no longer paying attention to it and we are focusing on our usual suppliers

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After the shortage of masks, the head of the company fears the shortage of gloves, made in Malaysia: his stocks are at the lowest. However, there is more concern about the hydroalcoholic gel. In addition to sourcing from an artisanal distiller, he ordered from a local e-cigarette manufacturer. “It is based on the WHO recipe and offers a product with cellulose, which is non-viscous, without the microplastics of the gels. This is better for the environment. He has already delivered 20,000 100 ml bottles to us. ”

System D

We are expecting for this week 5,000 fabric blouses that we had made in France and Tunisia, add Antoine Chonion. We put on sale makeshift overcoats this weekend made by a manufacturer of plastic trash bags” System D, “to help out”, which Antoine Chonion does not wish to develop. ” I also instructed the person in charge of purchasing and sourcing not to go overboard in getting by … “.

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But discovering all these actors who did not usually produce for the health sector fascinates him: “ I hope we will continue at least with some of them.


“The comedy continues! “, On the web, the Comédie-Française at the bedside of confined spectators

Like the heavy curtain in the Richelieu room, a red mass, glued to the screen, rises. The subterfuge is quickly exposed. It is only a modest bath towel, held maliciously by Serge Bagdassarian, member of the Comédie-Française.

Like many French people, he was confined to his home because of the pandemic of coronavirus. But from his Paris office, where he studiously learns his texts, the show will begin. He is the “speaker of the day” of this first edition of “the Comedy continues! “, The ephemeral Web TV set up by the Maison de Molière” to respond to this growing lack, to keep a link with the public and to try to put meaning and lightness in this ordeal whose muted violence stuns us As explained by deputy head Eric Ruf, by way of introduction.

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We open our play box to offer the public our treasures, known or unknown, he continues. Each show given for forty years now benefits from an archive recording over several evenings, with editing. The quality is not that of cinema and these recordings do not benefit from a perfect postproduction but this collection contains treasures that we want to share in these exceptional moments. “

At each age, its program

Twice a day, at 6.30 p.m. and 8.30 p.m., two shows will be broadcast, thanks to the preserved film archives. Sometimes unprecedented captions that will delight nostalgic spectators: “Le Misanthrope” by Molière directed by Clément Hervieu-Léger, “Les Trois sœurs” by Tchekhov, directed by Alain Françon or, “Peer Gynt” by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Éric Ruf… There are other events specially designed for this confined period.

Every day, the festivities begin with a few minutes of poetry: it is the “4 hours of Ragueneau”, in reference to the famous pastry chef who became a poet and actor in the Molière troupe. There follows a section ” which scared the whole troop! “, Advises Serge Bagdassarian:” The actors are passing the French bac “, for the first graders. An actor, extracts from texts in hand, delivers some reading keys.

First to try the exercise, Coraly Zahonero, on two letters from Dangerous Liaisons, by Choderlos de Laclos. The actress immediately warns, she never had her baccalaureate but whatever. At the age of 17, she played one of the characters in the novel, Cécile de Volanges. More than comments, the artist makes us discover the emotional density of these letters.

The secrets of the artists

At 5 pm, “the actors talk to the children”. An actor reads a tale that he himself has chosen. The first of a long chain of stories, available in podcast, “The Crab Who Played with the Sea”, by Rudyard Kipling, read by Nicolas Lormeau.

More personal column, in “the actors’ foyer”, at 6 pm, the actors reveal their manufacturing secrets: how do they learn their texts? How did they discover the passion for the game? A way to get to know those who usually hide behind their roles.

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Between the two curtain raisers at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., other pellets complete the evening. At 7:50 p.m. in particular, before the national applause for caregivers broke out, five minutes of reading on care and medicine were given in “Urgence à merci” by an actor from the troupe.

Nothing beats the real, carnal relation to the stage but this rich program concocted in just a few weeks, is a real consolation for the spectators deprived of their rooms and the actors, deprived of their audience.


Franco-Iranian researcher Fariba Adelkhah continues fight in prison

From the depths of her Evin prison, she resists. In order not to let the prison system of his country of origin, Iran, bring it down psychologically. Each fight undertaken by Fariba Adelkhah – a Franco-Iranian researcher arrested last June with his companion, researcher Roland Marchal – is a way of claiming that they are innocent of the charges brought against them: “Propaganda against the system” political of the Islamic Republic and “Collusion to endanger national security”.

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Psychological resistance to the very peril of his life. Fariba Adelkhah has so far defeated what she called, in a letter to her support committee in France, the “Psychological torture” very strong interrogations to which she was subjected in November. Will she resist the consequences of the hardships she suffered from a hunger strike lasting more than 45 days, from the end of December to mid-February?

“His kidneys have been damaged”

Her friends and colleagues have not hidden their concern since they learned that she had been hospitalized on Sunday, February 23, in the medical unit of Evin prison. “ His kidneys have been damaged “, His state of health is” worrisome “Confided to Tehran his lawyer, Mr. Saïd Dehqan. Others also mention balance problems.

Fariba Adelkhah has no intention of being wiped out. This small, petite, soft-spoken woman, a trained anthropologist, fights several battles at the same time: she refuses to comply with the prison rules which require her to speak to her family through a window; since mid-January, she has refused to return to her cell, living and sleeping in the corridors on the floor, until she has been allowed to see her companion, also locked up in Evin.

And finally, she asserts by all means beyond the walls of her prison, her innocence and that of her companion. Friday February 21, when the legislative elections were held in Iran, she caused a scandal because the prison having lost her nationality certificate, she could not vote.

Exchange currencies

The battle is tough when it involves considerations other than the truth. Iran is no longer hiding that Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal are, like other bi-national or foreign prisoners in this country, exchange currencies against Iranians detained in France and in Europe. One way to recognize that their charge sheet is empty.

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More than 5,000 kilometers away, one of his compatriots, Jalal Rohollahnejad, 41, arrested on his arrival in France on February 2, and the target of an American arrest warrant for attempts to export to Iran. computer equipment on behalf of a company belonging to the Guardians of the Revolution, awaits at the Luynes prison center.

He appealed to the Court of Cassation after French justice gave a favorable opinion on his extradition to the United States. The future of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, whose trial before the revolutionary court will open Tuesday, March 3, in Tehran, may depend on this decision.