Retailers To France: ‘yes Week End’
Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Retailers to France: ‘Yes Week End’ AP 1:04 p.m. EDT September 29, 2013 Cashiers of a do-it-yourself store wear shirts to protest against last week’s court decision to force shorter working hours on Sundays, in Gennevilliers, France, north of Paris, on Sunday. (Photo: Michel Euler, AP) SHARECONNECT 1 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE GENNEVILLIERS, France (AP) Employees at two big home-improvement retailers are putting the screws to France’s government to let their stores stay open on Sundays. The protests at the Castorama and Leroy Merlin chains cut to the heart of an economic conundrum here: many French view labor protections such as reduced opening hours as sacrosanct, but others say they are one reason the economy is flailing. Some employees led petition drives and wore T-shirts that read “Yes Week End” after a judge ruled last week that 14 Paris-area stores in the chains had violated the law. The stores got waivers or other last-minute exemptions to open this Sunday. A 1906 French law established Sunday as a mandatory day off with some exceptions to help ensure rest and a certain quality of life. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
FRANCE WINS THE 2013 ISA WORLD LONGBOARD CHAMPIONSHIP IN PERU
My kids will wear my Medal when I get back home. This event was amazing and the other women were so nice to compete against; they were all are really friendly. In the Open Mens Final, Frances Antoine Delpero won the Gold after posting two big scores of 9.00 and 8.20, an impressive total heat score of 17.20. Great Britains Ben Skinner had been in form all event, but felt just short in the Final, earning 15.60 and the Silver Medal. Brazils Phil Rajzman won the Bronze Medal, earning 12.03 and South Africas Thomas King the Copper Medal (11.97). It was a really hard and close Final, and everyone got good waves, said Delpero as he waved his third ISA Gold Medal in his career having previously won Gold in the Longboard division of the ISA World Surfing Games in 2009 and SUP Surfing in the 2012 ISA World SUP and Paddleboard Championship. You never know if youre going to have a good wave because the wave doesnt opens up until near the end, where the strong scoring potential of the wave is. I tried to do my best and Im super happy about that! The last event in the 2013 ISA World Longboard Championship was the exciting ISA Aloha Cup, a tag-team competition. The Aloha Cup Final featured Australia, Brazil, France, and Peru. Team France featuring the Gold Medalist Delpero, his younger brother Edouard, Justine Dupont and Martin Coret won the Gold Medal exhibiting a smart strategy and displaying high-level surfing longboarding skills. The French defeated Peru (Silver), Australia (Bronze) and Brazil (Copper), as the largest crowd of the event cheered them on. Following the competition, the Closing Ceremony took place to present all of the medals and trophies, and to bring an end to an incredible week in one of the most historic surfing communities in the world.