Air for owner Steps and Miss Etam

Finally a little bit of good news for the Belgian fashion group FNG. On Friday, three groups of bondholders of the company, owner of fashion chains Miss Etam, Claudia Sträter and Steps, also operating in the Netherlands, agreed to defer payment. For all bonds maturing in 2021, totaling 20 million euros, FNG will not have to pay off any debts or interest until the end of this year.

Negative reports about FNG have followed each other in recent months. Trading in the share has come to a halt since May this year because the Belgian stock exchange regulator is investigating the company. The FSMA questions a number of unclear transactions in the 2018 annual report. Meanwhile, the chief financial officer and the chief executive officer – one of the company’s three founders – have been replaced and a crisis manager has been appointed.

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Recently, the 2019 annual figures published with a delay revealed the exact nature of the problem at FNG. The fashion group suffered a loss of 293 million euros last year, even before the corona crisis. Moreover, the company had a total debt of almost 734 million euros.

The annual figures revealed even more. Sales for 2018 had to be revised, and were reduced from 512 to 472 million euros. In addition, the report found that the new company freeze may not provide all figures, because for some transactions “the underlying documents are missing, incomplete or unclear, or the economic rationale is unclear”. A third of the loss was found to be due to ‘bad debts’, money that ran through complex purchasing structures, but that FNG is unlikely to be able to recover. Flemish newspapers also wrote this week that FNG artificially boosted profits with at least one takeover.

The bond holders’ payment deferment now gives a bit of air, but is just one of the many hurdles to be overcome for FNG. Earlier this week, the fashion group announced a reorganization. FNG is closing 47 stores in Belgium, and 287 employees – a quarter of the Belgian staff – could lose their jobs in the near future.

The company is also still negotiating outstanding loans with banks, and is in talks with the Flemish government. He is not only a shareholder, but has also invested 22.5 million euros in the company.

In addition, at a fourth meeting that was held on Friday and where votes were to be voted on bonds worth 45 million euros maturing in 2023, there were not enough members present to vote. A new date is set for this.


the map of the stages unveiled

As always, the information concerning the trace 2020 have started to leak the day before the official announcement of the route by the director of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, has confirmed on Tuesday October 15, the essence of what we already knew. Namely, a 107th tour de France is concentrated in the southern half of France, which then leaves it again on the affected the north-west, large earth of cycling.

→TO READ. Tour de France 2020 : dates, milestones… all of the information about this edition

Already in 2019, the choice to move the pack almost exclusively in the eastern half after leaving Brussels had been to cringe in the middle of cycling. But the choice of a large departure in Nice, the Saturday, August 29, 2020, has led the organisers to brave the criticism and take a profile 100 % southern. This is to comply with the new order imposed by the company ASO, owner of the race, concerned about the beginning of the disaffection of the public for the great loop.

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Only solution for the part of the organizers to maintain the interest, multiply the departures abroad (this will be the case in 2021, read below) or to stack the steps of the high and medium mountain, which now focus the attention of the spectators along the roads and tv channels. Given the point of departure southern, they had only two choices cardinals possible to build the first stages of the great loop : the north and the west. The roads to the east and south leading to Italy or… in the sea.

The course due north, would have defused the suspense for the vital last week of the race. They have therefore chosen to draw a diagonal between Nice, the Southern Alps and the south of the Massif central. The course then delves into the Pyrenees, which will include this year fewer steps than usual. Then, the riders retraverseront France from west to east across the north of the Auvergne, before heading out in the Alps after a stage to Lyon, a city vital step in the editions of the years 1950 to 1990, but that was rare lately.

The surprise of the chief, the new col de la Loze

Each Tower to now include a find, the surprise of the chief is this year above Meribel (Savoie), the city that will host (with Courchevel), the world ski championships in 2023. This is the col de la Loze, climb unique and spectacular designed for the use of the bicycles, above the station. “It is a green lane, closed to traffic for motor vehicles, except those delegated in the ski area “, explained to AFP the mayor of Meribel, Thierry Monin.

As is now usual, the last week of the race will be entirely devoted to the Alps of the north, with a foray over the fearsome col Grand Colombier (Ain), followed a few days later a passage now obliged by the famous Board of Beautiful Girls, a training ground favorite of the local Thibaut Pinot, and the only exception to the colour of the south of the course. The Franc-Comtois has already announced his participation in the Tour 2020, after his discomfiture of 2019 he was forced to abandon two days before the arrival, so that he seemed to be well on your way to the podium.

In 2021, a path more flat from Copenhagen

If the climbers have pride of place on the Towers in 2019 and 2020, they may become disillusioned in 2021. The share given to the mountain, which is very important on these two editions will be reduced. Next year, we will move on to a new sequence. We know very well that we will return to the course is further conventional, in the plain and on land which is moderately hilly “, explains the race director Thierry Gouvenou. The site of the Grand depart 2021 is set in Copenhagen. Gold, stresses the head of the race, “the departure from Denmark, that is three days flat “.

By then, the lovers of cycling hope for 2020 is a thought worthy of 2019, one of the editions most spectacular of these last thirty years. With a kid, a colombian 22 years, Egan Bernal, on the highest step of the podium. A Julian Alaphilippe in yellow on the half of the course. For 2020, a victory long-awaited since 1985 (Bernard Hinault) of a Frenchman on the Champs-Élysées, will be the most beautiful of bouquets.

The 21 stages of the Tour de France 2020

1st stage : Nice – Nice (Saturday 29 August)

2nd step : Nice – Nice (Sunday 30 August)

3rd step : Nice – Sisteron (Monday 31 August)

Stage 4 : Sisteron – Orcières-Merlette (Tuesday 1 September)

Step 5 : Gap – Privas (Wednesday 2 September)

Step 6 : The Teil – Mont Aigoual (Thursday 3 September)

Step 7 : Millau – Lavaur (Friday 4 September)

8th step : Cazeres – Loudenvielle (Saturday 5 September)

Stage 9 : Pau – Laruns (Sunday 6 September)

Monday 7 September : rest in La Rochelle/ Chatelaillon-Plage

10th step : Ile d’oléron – Ile de Ré (Tuesday 8 September)

11th step : Chatelaillon-Beach – Poitiers (Wednesday 9 September)

12th step : Chauvigny – Sarran (Thursday 10 September)

13th step : Chatel-Guyon – Pas de Peyrol (Friday 11 September)

14th stage : Clermont-Ferrand – Lyon (Saturday 12 September)

15th stage : Lyon – Grand Colombier (Sunday 13 September)

Monday 14 September: rest in Grenoble

16 step : The Tower of Pin – Villard-de-Lans (Tuesday 15 September)

17th stage : Grenoble – Méribel – Col de la Loze (Wednesday 16 September)

18th stage : Flange-les-Bains – La Roche-sur-Foron (Thursday 17 September)

19th stage : Bourg-en-Bresse – Champagnole (Friday 18 September)

20th step : Lure – The Board of Beautiful Girls (Saturday 19 September)

21st step : Mantes-la-Jolie – Paris-Champs-Elysees (Sunday 20 September)


new dates, milestones… All the info

► A starting southern

In the Face of the pandemic Covid-19, the organizers have decided to delay the departure of the 107e edition of the Tour de France in two months. It will be held on Saturday 29 August, always Nice. Since Wednesday 11 December, a countdown timer has been installed, place Massena. The city will host the start of the Tour de France for the second time after 1981. Note that the first two stages of the Tour 2020 will have to start and finish the city of Nice. In 2021, the tour will depart from Copenhagen in Denmark.

► A course turned to the south

For the edition 2020, the race organizers have made a clear choice, that of the South. The riders will in the northern part of France, that for the last two events of the race. It will be the twentieth stage, which will be an against-the-shows individual connecting the Lure to The Board of Beautiful Girls, and the twenty-first and last stage from Mantes-La-Jolie to Paris.

→ TO READ. Route of the Tour de France 2020 : the map of the stages unveiled

Another choice, that of granting a large place to the mountain stages. As in the Tower 2019, the climbers will have the lion’s share, notably with an incursion extended in the Alps by the end of the competition. In addition, the against-the-shows individual, so important for the final ranking will culminate with the ascension feared of the Board of Beautiful Girls.

► Two days of rest

The new edition of the tour consists of 21 stages spread over three weeks. Runners will rub themselves first to the massifs of the Pyrenees before a first rest day on Monday, 7 September in the island of Oléron. Will then be a crossing of France from East to West, arriving at La Tour-du-Pin (near Lyon) place the second day of rest on Monday, September 14.

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Then come the three races of the mountain in the Alps, a test of tv, and finally the trial concluded with the board of beautiful girls. The traditional arrival in Paris and the towers of the Champs-Élysées will close this edition of the Sunday 20 September.


Why does California have low COVID-19 numbers in the US drama? – Telemundo 52

LOS ANGELES – Early confinement and other prevention measures promoted by the state government have allowed California, with more than 40 million inhabitants and some 300 deaths from COVID-19, to become an example of how to deal with the coronavirus pandemic in United States.

So far, the nation’s largest metropolis, Los Angeles, with more than 10 million citizens, has recorded fewer than 6,000 cases and 132 deaths, far from New York City, which has 8 and a half million inhabitants. and it has confirmed some 130,000 infections and more than 4,000 deaths.

“California has been doing quite well in the COVID-19 pandemic, with a relatively low number of infected per 100,000 people and a low death rate,” said Professor Karin Michels, head of the Department of Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).


California Governor Gavin Newsom was one of the first in the country to enact relatively strict confinement, allowing only “essential” activities such as going to the grocery store and pharmacy, and exercising respect for safety distances between people.

In contrast, eight states – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, South Carolina, Utah, and Wyoming – have not mandated their residents to stay home.

“The governor issued ‘home security’ and ‘shelter’ orders relatively quickly. Universities like UCLA and other large employers closed even earlier and sent people to work, teach and study from home,” said Michels, who has extensive experience in disease prevention, public health and statistical methods.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, California schools may continue to be closed until the end of August.

Newsom also took the initiative to decree the closure of schools, which will remain closed until next year, as a preventive measure; in asking President Donald Trump to send a hospital ship to Los Angeles to support local hospitals before it reached a hypothetical peak in the number of cases, which has not yet occurred; and in closing the state’s beaches and parks.

Another point that seems to have helped so far in the exceptional case of California against COVID-19, according to experts, is the low population density of the state, which reduces the possibility of contagion and allows better compliance with the rules of social distancing.

 Despite having a large population, Californians do not live in
as dense as New Yorkers. Cities spread with
Few skyscrapers: Relative to other states, many more people in
 California lives in houses, not in apartment buildings or buildings
high, “summarizes Michels, who is based on data from a study of his


California has had a much lower per capita death rate than most of the nation’s largest states, with the exception of Texas.

“The state has a low average age and a high
density of healthcare facilities, which may have contributed to
 the low mortality rate, “explained Michels.

According to a recent study published in The Lancet, the mortality rate among those infected with 20 years of age is 0.03%, while for those 70 years of age it is 8.6%.

Cautious tone

 Californian authorities have projected alarming numbers in the
recent weeks, although so far those estimates have not been

Newsom himself foresaw two weeks ago that more than half the state’s population, or about 25 million people, would become infected, so he begged its residents to follow the guidelines to the letter.

For his part, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, did not hesitate to forecast that the city “would follow in the footsteps of New York” in number of cases, a catastrophic scenario that is still far away.

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The United States on Monday exceeded 10,000 deaths from coronavirus, with 10,335 and almost 350,000 infected, making it the third country with the most deaths after Italy and Spain, according to the count of the Center for Systems, Science and Engineering (CSSE) from Johns Hopkins University (Maryland).

The new data is known after this Sunday
President Donald Trump, during his usual daily press conference,
make sure “this will probably be the hardest week, between this
week and next, and there will be a lot of death. ”

The state of New York, the great epicenter of the pandemic in the United States, accumulates with these latest figures a total of 4,758 deaths and 130,689 confirmed cases of COVID-19, compared to just over 122,000 that it had a day earlier.


How Liverpool became the best. Big and detailed analysis of Klopp’s secrets – in 17 steps

fifteen. Liverpool is no longer tired, becoming a machine of physical fitness – one of the most important success factors. Liverpool competently distributes forces and runs across rivals not only in individual matches. Now the team almost does not sag throughout the season.

There are two more important, but very inconspicuous names: Mona Nimmer and Andreas Kornmeier – former employees of Bavaria. Klopp admired the physics of Bavaria when he worked in Germany: “They were incredibly strong, they managed to keep all the players in shape until the end of the season.”

Mona Nimmer is a nutritionist. Just Klopp’s words about her, and everything is clear: “Mona is our heart and soul. She is our everything. She is very smart. No player doubts her, and this is incredible. Nobody likes it when they tell him that he is eating poorly. But Mona is really great savvy at that. In this regard, we have made many changes. ”

Nimmer herself said: “In football you cannot win only due to endurance, strength or speed – you need to combine this. Without the right food and nutrition, your work will go down the drain. ”

Andreas Kornmeier is a fitness trainer. Both Klopp and the players constantly note that it was Kornmaire who brought the team to a different level in terms of physics. Thomas Müller (who worked with him at Bavaria) said: “He turned me from a slow snail into a fast snail!”

Klopp – about assistants: “I am no one without them.

The main skill of strong people is to surround themselves with those who are even stronger than you in the individual components.

Without them, I would not want to do this work anymore, and I would not do it. ”

Two other key employees: the sports director, who dug out 60 pages of dossiers on Klopp, and the analyst, who mathematically justified Klopp’s failures in front of Liverpool

16. Another strong man at Liverpool is sports director Michael Edwards. He is responsible for money and transfers.

Two of his most famous transfers are Klopp himself (while negotiating, Edwards checked into a hotel with him to observe the manner of communication and prepared a 60-page dossier for him) and Salah (the deal he was pushing through even when Klopp was against) .


De Blasio presents “war” budget and demands urgent rescue from the Government – Telemundo New York (47)

NEW YORK – Ensuring health, safety, food and a roof for all are the priorities of the budget presented this Thursday by the city of New York, some accounts of “war” in the face of the coronavirus crisis, which come accompanied by an appeal to the American president Donald Trump to allow a “rescue” of the Big Apple.

With tax revenues slumping as a result of the slowdown in economic activity, the mayor, Bill de Blasio, announced “painful” cuts of more than $ 2 billion to try to balance the budget in the year that begins in June.

According to his calculations, New York is going to lose some 7,400 million dollars in income, a “horrible” number, according to admitted De Blasio, that requires a determined intervention of the federal Government.

The mayor urged Washington to cover this deficit in full and warned that without that money, the basic needs of New Yorkers cannot be guaranteed.

“If they can find 58,000 million to rescue the airlines, surely they can find 7,500 million for the largest city in the country,” stressed the mayor.

Democrat De Blasio appealed directly to Trump, whom he asked for a clear signal of support for his hometown for Senate Republicans to give the green light to necessary aid.

As he insisted, the city is already doing everything possible on its part, with a budget of $ 89.3 billion, $ 6 billion less than the proposal that the City Council had initially made in January, $ 3.4 billion less than last year’s accounts and using the reserves he had accumulated to have “balanced” accounts.

Among other things, the budget foresees that all public activities be drastically limited and, for example, this summer the swimming pools will not be opened.

De Blasio also warned New Yorkers not to hold out too much hope about beach opening, given the risk of contagion from the coronavirus posed by the huge crowds seen in places like Coney Island.

Public resources, he insisted, will be devoted to basic issues: health, safety, food and housing.

“These are four things that people are mostly thinking about and the government has to focus on those four things. Things that would have been a priority two or three months ago cannot be now. Things we would like to focus on in times of peace cannot be the priority in times of war and these are times of war, “said de Blasio.

The Democrat also warned Trump and Republicans that their desire to restart the economy as soon as possible will be ruined if the basic needs of the population are not met or if they precipitate and cause a resurgence of COVID-19. .

Trump, De Blasio insisted, has only one chance to do this well and, if he is wrong, he will regret it for a long time.

In addition, New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea offered a video conference on Thursday to detail how the coronavirus has affected the city’s police forces to date.

Specifically, the New York police have registered 7,155 positive cases for COVID-19 among its members, about 20% of its staff and 27 officers have died from the virus.

Shea also detailed that it is estimated that between 1,400 and 1,500 of the sick police officers have returned to work.

“You start to see a little light at the end of the tunnel and it seems that the worst is over,” said Shea, who regretted the losses and asked for a moment of silence.


Lourenço Silva, the fugitive with coronavirus, tries to erase a trail on the Internet – Portugal

Lourenço Silva remains on the run from the police, more than 24 hours after he was seen by people at a gas station near his grandmother’s house in Passos, Fafe.

The 43-year-old man, who is infected with Covid-19, like his 70-year-old mother and who is on the run with him, has never fulfilled the isolation duty he was obliged to have, even after being detained by PSP in Póvoa de Varzim, where you moved to when you found out you were …


towards deconfinement in stages

How to “deconfine” France? The question is of course at the heart of the work of epidemiologists and epidemic modeling specialists. But so far, none is capable of providing the government with a single, scientifically unstoppable scenario.

Result, Wednesday 1er April, before the deputies, Édouard Philippe remained rather vague. Prime Minister felt “Likely that we are not moving towards a general and absolute deconfinement, at once and for everyone”. In the process, he mentioned “A deconfinement that would be regionalized” and “Subject to a policy of tests, based, who knows, on age groups”.

Different possible scenarios

To understand the different scenarios, one must remember the reasons for which containment was imposed in mid-March in France. The first was to prevent resuscitation services from being overwhelmed by the arrival of seriously ill patients, which has nevertheless happened in the East and in the Ile-de-France. The first imperative, during deconfinement, will be, in the same way, to prevent hospitals in all regions of France from experiencing the same nightmare as those in Alsace and the Paris region.

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The second objective was to strongly curb the circulation of the virus, but it also slowed down the implementation of the collective immunity of the population. For the past month, specialists explain that it would take at least 60% of the population to be infected, and therefore immune to the virus, for the epidemic to start a real reflux.

Today, nobody is able to say how much in France are immune, but we are probably very far from this figure of 60% », Underlines Jean-Stéphane Dhersin, mathematician and specialist in epidemic modeling.

Protect those most at risk

Therein lies the whole problem: if, in mid- or at the end of April, the whole population is allowed to go out at the same time, the virus will start to circulate again, collective immunity will progress, but the cases serious risk of overwhelming hospitals again. This is why deconfinement should be done in stages, probably by age group, first trying to protect the most at risk.

A first scenario would be to keep people over 65 and those with comorbidities (associated diseases) in confinement “Believes Dominique Costagliola, epidemiologist and research director at Inserm. This scenario also seems to be favored by Neil Ferguson, a renowned British epidemiologist, much listened to by French experts who advise the Élysée.

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In a presentation published Monday, Neil Ferguson argues for a borderlinelong people over 70 », Confirms Jean-Stéphane Dhersin. This deconfinement could also be regionalized and start with the East and the Ile-de-France. ” But in this case, it would be necessary to avoid that the inhabitants of these two regions travel to the rest of the country “, Underlines Dominique Costagliola.

“Quickly screen anyone with signs of infection”

Last but not least, the way out of the crisis should be with massive use of screening tests. Blood tests, which detect antibodies in people who have been infected, will tell who is immune. And to have a more precise idea of ​​the level of our collective immunity.

However, PCR tests, which make it possible to know whether a person is carrying the virus at the time of collection, must also be used on a large scale. “ Because there, we will do what has been done in South Korea: that is to say, very quickly detect any person showing signs of infection as well as contact cases. Before placing all positive persons in solitary confinement “, Says Jean-Stéphane Dhersin.

→ PRACTICAL. Coronavirus, containment… Answers to your questions

In fact, the challenge will be to progressively improve collective immunity, but by avoiding as much as possible the re-infection of infections in subjects at risk. “ In my opinion, only the arrival of a vaccine will achieve this collective immunity of 60% of the population “, Believes Jean-Stéphane Dhersin. ” Our hope is also that the ongoing trials will bring out an effective treatment. If this were the case, all current containment scenarios would obviously be reviewed “Adds Dominique Costagliola


Kardashians and Coronavirus: washing, psychic and biblical passages of ‘Wash your Hands’

March 19, 2020, 1:23 pm

All the extravagant ways that the Kardashians are facing with COVID-19

All the extravagant ways that the Kardashians are facing with COVID-19.

Instagram @krisjenner @letthelordbewithyou @kimkardashian

As everyone updates the world on how they are dealing with self-isolation in the midst of the Coronavirus epidemic, the Kardashians have benefits in treating the pandemic in their own special way, as they often do.

Kim Kardashian

KKW has regularly updated its millions of followers on its super clean regimen which includes wiping out everything someone passes it, including a gift for his daughter, North, from sister Khloé Kardashian.

He also talked about people trying to support local businesses when shopping for supplies, as well as urging the public to practice social distance and stay indoors.

The 39-year-old also published a rather disturbing passage from the book of a psychic who seems to predict a 2020 respiratory virus

Kourtney Kardashian

Kourtney Kardashian publishes biblical quotes on “plagues”.

Instagram @kourtneykardashian

In true Kourtney style, the eldest of the 40-year-old Kardashian brothers has ruffled some feathers by posting a biblical passage saying “watch out for children” which suggests that the virus epidemic is God punishing humans for evil.

The passage talks about plagues and encouraging people to pray to God for the virus to disappear.

His website and his passion project, “POOSH”, also found themselves in hot water to push “luxury emergency kit” designed by friend Simon Huck during the outbreak, publishing an article “HOW TO PREPARE FOR Coronavirus “which many saw as a profit outside the global pandemic. Yeesh.

Kris Jenner

Kris Jenner, 64, was tested for the virus after attending a party with his good friend and Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge – of whom he showed no symptoms – which was found negative.

It was news that angered many people, as millions of frontline workers and medical personnel around the world were unable to be tested, some of whom show symptoms, as people question the ethics of allow the wealthy to buy tests.

However, he insists on his Instagram “we are in this together” as he joins his children in thanking those who are unable to stay home and isolate themselves during this period, from the health worker to the shop assistants.

Scott Disick

Scott, 36, an entrepreneur of all time, wasted no time in printing “PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS” T-shirts through his ‘TALENTLESS’ clothing line, which many Kardashian clans have recently sported and undoubtedly did to him earn some money.

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner, 22, is posting on her 166 million followers, telling them that she has been a true professional for social distances since she was pregnant with her daughter Stormi, who she has kept hidden from the world for the whole nine months.

Publishing on Instagram, he wrote: “Another daily reminder to take this social estrangement seriously[ly]… I’m on day 8 … my pregnancy prepared me for this … I haven’t left the house for months … we have it. “

Kyllie Jenner says that a secret pregnancy helped her prepare for social isolation

Kyllie Jenner says that a secret pregnancy helped her prepare for social isolation.

Instagram @KylieJenner

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