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PRESS RELEASE: Jarvis Software LLC announces the official launch of Jarvis Legal nationwide

PRESS - 13-nov.-2014 23:23:43

Jarvis Software LLC announces the official launch of Jarvis Legal nationwide   For immediate release Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Jarvis Software LLC Communication Department Telephone: (888) 366 7726 Email: contact@jarvis-software.com Twitter: @ JarvisLegal Houston, TX. – Jarvis Software LLC announces the official launch of Jarvis Legal , its cloud application dedicated to legal professionals. Designed with attorneys for attorneys, Jarvis Legal is an all-in-one web-based legal practice management software that help attorneys save time, bill more and spend less while improving customer satisfaction. Intuitive, mobile and affordable, Jarvis Legal allows legal professionals to manage their clients, contacts, cases, documents, calendar, emails, time tracking, billing and reporting…from anywhere and any device. Anthony Yeremian, VP North America, says “The basic idea behind Jarvis Legal was to bring the best of the new technologies to legal professionals at a very competitive price”. The company has developed in-house both iOS and Android native apps that allow legal professionals to either work online or offline. More recently, the company announced on October 29, 2014 at the French National Lawyer Conference the development of the first legal app for Android smartwatch worldwide. Jarvis Legal offers plans starting at only $22 per user per month, which makes it the most affordable legal practice management available on the market compared to Clio, Rocket Matter and MyCase. Anthony Yeremian adds “what was key for us was to design an extremely intuitive interface for enhanced user experience but most importantly for more efficient teamwork.” Indeed Jarvis Legal allows legal professionals to leave notes, assign tasks to co-counsel or share securely documents through the cloud in only a few clicks. The company offers features and plans tailored to the needs of the users whether they are Partners, Associates or Assistants, starting at $35, $26 and $22 respectively. Based in Houston, TX in the downtown area, the company first introduced its solution for legal professionals in France in October 2013 and quickly made a name in the legal software industry in France but also in Europe, the Caribbean and in French-speaking Africa. Only a year after, on October 10, 2014 the company entered into a partnership with Dalloz, the leading legal content provider in Europe and Lexis Nexis main competitor overseas. Jarvis Legal objective is to become by 2017 the first web-based and 100% mobile legal practice management software in North America.                                                                                                ###

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PRESS RELEASE - Duval-Leroy : a Feminine Lead for a Unique Family-Owned Champagne House

Geoffroy Thaumin - 10-nov.-2014 23:07:18

Since 1859, based at the southern end of the cote des blancs, the region of great chardonnays, the Duval-Leroy family has built up the most excellent estate in the Premiers Crus of Champagne. The status of the House is due to the contribution of successive generations of the family, since the very first one. In 1991, Carol Duval-Leroy, the wife of Jean-Charles Duval-Leroy and mother of their three young sons, found herself on the premature death of her husband assuming responsibility for their family-owned Champagne House. In the last twenty years, she has guided the House smoothly into the Third Millennium. Through her character and her approach, Carol Duval-Leroy asserts her standpoint and her femininity. She has added an extra touch of femininity to the House with her Winemaker. A trained oenologist, Sandrine Logette-Jardin was appointed to the post of Quality Manager in 1991. Having become Head Winemaker-and being the only woman of that rank in Champagne- she has gone on to develop batch vinification which permits the increase in the range of wines in the blends, and, at the same time, has renewed the barrel stock by conducting a rigorous choice of wood, charring and cooperage. This work is detailed, in the constant search for perfection. Carol Duval-Leroy and Sandrine Logette-Jardin wish to create champagnes in their image, both elegant and feminine. Every year, they both evaluate the conditions in the vineyards and the particular aspects of the year and design for the cuvees aromas and structures which are new to Champagne . Each year they taste close to 250 vats, making 15 cuvees from up to three Champagne grape varieties and from forty different vineyard sources. Elegant, mineral and bright. These are the qualities which the House of Duval-Leroy has created in getting the very best out of the sensitive and demanding chardonnay grape. Duval-Leroy’s vineyards comprise 200 hectares under cultivation which supply almost half of the company’s grape needs. The remainder comes exclusively from the purchase of grapes and must during the harvest from close to one hundred press-houses. Carol Duval-Leroy took from her father-in-law and her husband “the will to take care of the House”. To look after it means taking each day as a way of passing on her experience to her children. Her three sons, today at her side, are being imbued with passion and energy for this family enterprise. For the past twenty years she has consolidated and developed her property, while strongly encouraging excellence and consistently avoiding ostentation. Today Champagne Duval-Leroy is distributed in more than 60 countries and more than 250 Michelin starred restaurants. A person of vision, with a strong character and remarkable energy, Carol Duval-Leroy continues to get involved into new projects which will surely expand further the gastronomic and intellectual boundaries of Champagne. For more information about the house and the wines, please visit www.duval-leroy.com .  

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PRESS RELEASE - Champagne Duval-Leroy: Celebrate Life as an Aperitif

Geoffroy Thaumin - 31-oct.-2014 15:21:00

It’s what you could call happy hour à la française. Like here, apéritif time in France is the classic moment for drinks and bites and talk before dinner. But unlike here, Champagne is always the best thing to bring when you’re invited in France, because you know it will be welcome… and opened right away.    With a more memorable style than the mass-market multinationals that provide about 60% of the Champagne consumed in the US, Duval-Leroy produces well-crafted, refined wine s on a scale large enough to assure their presence on wine shop shelves around the country. Yet, the House is among the very few that still crafts all of its cuvées by itself.    With more than 150 years of traditions and savoir-faire, Duval-Leroy is one of the last family-owned independent Champagne Houses. In the past 20 years, they have rethought the entire winery, to transition to greener means of production, with photovoltaic panels, a water retrieving system and walls soundproofed by vegetation. An ultra-modern winery provides the ideal area for keeping the various crus of the House, and for three years Duval-Leroy has been the only House to offer a Brut Champagne made with bio-agricultural techniques (organic champagne, or champagne made with organic techniques).    Today, Duval-Leroy prides itself in producing Champagnes designed to be enjoyed with food. This is proven by the fact that its wines are on the wine lists of more than 250 Michelin-awarded restaurants.   The House’s stars are its Vintage Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and its Brut Premier Cru —both for their quality and for their historical importance. In 1911, Raymond Duval-Leroy crafted the first Premier Cru Champagne. To do so, he decided to select only the best grapes—the majority of which were Chardonnay—from villages that had been classified as Premier and Grand cru to create a very delicate and refined Champagne.    The Brut Blanc de Blanc cru 2006 is an affirmation of what Duval-Leroy’s style offers at its best. Made only with the best Chardonnay grapes in Champagne, it reveals complex aromas of white flowers, tangerines and warm almonds. On the palate, it is silky smooth, elegant and refined. With their very low level of sugar and their minuscule bubbles, both the Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru and the Brut Premier Cru are the perfect Champagnes to kick off a meal with friends.    With a rich bouquet made of wild cherries, figs and hints of ginger or geraniums, the Rosé Prestige Premier Cru is a clever pick for a brunch. Pair it with a light desert or a spicy dish; it is a great way to trade your typical standard brunch drinks for something more stylish and well-crafted.  Named “Best Sparkling Wine” at CWSC 3 years in a row, Champagne Duval-Leroy has been one of the most awarded Houses by Decanter, Mundus Vini and IWSC in the past 10 years.    For more information about the wines, please visit www.duval-leroy.com .  

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France is Developinig its MOOCS

PRESS - 17-oct.-2014 21:45:43

Last January, the French Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research launched the France université numérique (FUN) (France Digital University) platform to group together and structure the various initiatives which have already been put in place and to allow French MOOCs to be accessed more easily and efficiently. They are known as ’Massive’ because they can accommodate an unlimited number of participants. They are open to anyone with an Internet connection, regardless of age, nationality, or level of education. All classes, homework, documents and tests are available online. Finally, it is not just a catalogue of information, but properly structured courses with an educational progression developed and supervised by lecturers. From the start of this initiative, one thing has been clear: new technologies have made a huge impact on social behaviours and learning methods. For members of the famous "Generation Y", born after the digital revolution, the network is more than a working tool - it is a way of life and thus naturally a channel for intellectual development. Exchanging opinions across borders and comparing points of view is no longer a dream but a daily occurrence which is just a few clicks away. Despite their illustrious history (debates were already taking place in the Sorbonne back when Christopher Columbus discovered America), French higher education institutions were quick to realize the importance of this new arena for knowledge sharing. FUN, the French network MOOCs, which were launched in 2011, include videos, texts, online interaction with lecturers, tutoring, and exchanges with other students via discussion forums, self-assessments and certifications. Some have up to 160,000 students from around the world, who otherwise could in no way have had access to French higher education. The FUN platform now groups together major domains such as a virtual university with several departments: environment, management, digital and technology, legal, international relations, health, science, human and social sciences. There are currently over 30 different MOOCs available on the French platform. Social networks are also channels for education via Twitter and Facebook. Relations and exchanges thus take place equally via the class platform and social networks. On the front line of MOOCs revolution – Vodeclic Vodeclic is a Cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps, and Cloud services. They provide an online training solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet, and collaborative skills. The solution features exclusive courses and learning tools for all users, as well as business analytics and APIs for enterprise customers. With over 1.1 million users worldwide, this innovative French company offers theirs courses in six languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese. The versatility of the courses and languages offered by Vodeclic has allowed to them to have a global success and has enjoyed a 16000% revenue growth in the last five years. Vodeclic was recently in Chicago for the Online Learning Conference last month where President and CEO Xavier Sillon shared his insights and know-how as a key-note speaker during the event. Vodeclic will once again return state side for Elliott Masies’s Learning Conference that will take place in Orlando on October 26-29. They will appear on session 665: Closing the Digital Skills Gap: Updating Your Employees’Skills in the Fast-Changing World.  

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PRESS RELEASE: French and American Experts Explore Digital Learning in 21st Century Universities

PRESS RELEASE - 15-oct.-2014 23:46:06

  Atlanta, October 9, 2014 – Specialists from private companies, universities, and government entities from France and the U.S. will discuss international implications of higher education in the digital age during a two-day conference on “Digital Learning in 21 st Century Universities” on October 20-21, 2014 at Georgia Tech’s Global Learning Center (Technology Square, 84 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308). Online courses like massive open online courses (MOOCs) introduce challenging new paradigms regarding classical pedagogy on a global scale. This worldwide collaborative learning experience has not only built new international relationships, but it has also led to the emergence of endless questions about the precise fate of the digital revolution for higher education. “Digital Learning in 21-st Century Universities,” features a two-day workshop and conference that will bring together American and French professionals who will exchange perspectives on MOOCs and other modes of digitized learning. Geared toward students, academics, professionals, and the general public, this academic workshop will address four main issues regarding digital learning and its global impact: the changing nature of learning for students and instructors, the use of technology as a pedagogical tool, interactions among STEM and humanities disciplines, and question of certification for these new kinds of courses. Participating organizations and institutions include Georgia Tech Atlanta, Georgia Tech, Lorraine (France), Embassy of France in Washington, French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research, University Pierre and Marie Curie, University of Lille, CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research, Ecole Polytechnique, Open Classrooms, and Orange Labs. In partnership with UbiFrance, a delegation of French companies involved in digital learning will also attend the symposium and meet with US counterparts as part of a trade mission to the Southeast. For more information, visit: www.france-atlanta.org .   *** “Digital Learning in 21 st Century Universities” is presented within the framework of France-Atlanta 2014, a series of events centered on innovation and designed to foster cooperation between France and the United States. From October 16-30, 2014, France-Atlanta will offer more than 20 events in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian domains. Co-presented by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, France-Atlanta 2014 is presented under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States, the Governor of Georgia and the Mayor of Atlanta with the generous support of its sponsors: The Honorable Anne Cox Chambers, Delta-KLM-Air France, Banta Immigration Law, Ltd., Besharat Gallery, Arkadin Collaboration Services, Nissan, and MailChimp.   Media passes and interviews available upon request.     ### Contact: Heather Kircher Clavé Press Attaché 404-495-1682 (office) Heather.kircher@diplomatie.gouv.fr  

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PRESS RELEASE - Pellec Optimum : a New Vision of Viticulture!

Geoffroy Thaumin - 14-oct.-2014 19:36:09

Pellenc Group proudly presents Optimum, a new generation of multifunction tractors and harvesters. Celebrating its 40th year of business, Pellenc Group is a world leading manufacturer of machinery, equipment, and portable electronic tools for the viticulture industry. The new product range incorporates Pellenc’s proprietary innovative technology, namely the second generation On Board Sorting SELECTIVE Process 2. This technology offers optimal performance - combining unrivalled harvest quality, while being both user and environmentally friendly.  Multifunctionality to enhance profitability True to its concept of "multifunctionality", the PELLENC Group has developed the OPTIMUM range to carry out all vineyard maintenance and harvest work, whilst meeting the highest standards of quality and cost effectiveness. All PELLENC tools (prepruner, precision pruner, leaf remover,wire lifter, etc.) can be adapted to the OPTIMUM tractor by using a multifunctional arm as well as both the harvester head and the 2nd generation On Board Sorting System, SELECTIV’ Process 2. Jacques Servoles, Department Director, points out, "Performance is also linked to the extreme simplicity and speed of coupling and uncoupling. This is done within 3 minutes, thanks to the EASYCONNECT hydraulic mono-coupler, which automatically reallocates the functions on the multifunction joystick and the EASYTOUCH touch console at each tool change." Unrivalled productivity and harvest quality The ACTIV harvesting head equipped with the EASYSMART shaking system and its automatic row monitoring allows for gentle and efficient harvesting, whilst preserving the vines. The revolutionary flexible conveyor-sorter eliminates the risk of juice loss by keeping the berries whole. The integrated 2nd generation On Board Sorting System, SELECTIV’ PROCESS 2, makes it possible to achieve a 99.8%1 level of cleanliness, which remains the industry benchmark: "Sorting and harvesting begin in the conveyor, which makes it possible to work faster while maintaining unmatched quality in the bins!" confirms Patrick Expert of Domaine de LATRAOU. Ergonomics, Comfort and Safety PELLENC has also paid particular attention to user safety and working conditions. "Once again, our capacity for innovation has allowed us to excel," said Christophe Derot, Project Manager. In fact, all controls are easily within reach in the spacious cabin , offering an exceptional field of vision from the pneumatic anti-vibration seat with presence detection. For example, setting the harvesting head is done quickly and easily from the cabin using the EASYSMART system. "The intuitive EASYTOUCH touchscreen console, combined with all the driver assistance systems—reassignment of commands, cameras, controls, acreage counter, etc.—allows you to control all PELLENC tools, hour after hour, with ease and without fatigue," explains Jacques Servoles. An easy to handle carrier that is ecologically sound and cost effective PELLENC has also set the performance bar very high: The OPTIMUM carrier is the most compact and lightest on the market. With a steering angle of 95°, it offers exceptional and unprecedented maneuverability, allowing it to pass from one row to another. Christophe Derot says that the engine has benefited from the latest innovations: "our Perkins engine meets Interim Tier IV environmental standards and has intelligent electronic management." He further explains that, "Thanks to the load sensing technology, it continuously adapts the flow of the hydraulic circuit to provide the power needed at any given time, and the EASYCRUISE engine management system also regulates the feed rate depending on the configuration of the vines." This combined management ensures optimal performance at all times, reducing fuel consumption by more than 40% and increasing productivity by 25%. PELLENC has also worked on reducing time and maintenance costs through excellent tool accessibility, lubrication points, and the ease and speed of cleaning. Jacques Servoles concludes, "The new PELLENC Optimum is a concentration of technological innovations, combining performance, quality, and cost effectiveness without compromise. From this point of view, it will bring viticulture into a new era." A Gold Medal for the EASY TURN system Indeed, PELLENC was awarded for the innovativeness of its EASY TURN system. Last month, the company received a golden medal at les Trophées de l’Innovation, a French Innovation award ceremony. Pellenc has revolutionized the maneuverability of harvesters with its Optimum EASY TURN system. By enabling the driver to execute securely sharper turns with reduced maneuvers, the system offers unmatched comfort and safety to its owner, for a better productivity and time management, row after row, turn after turn.   More information  : www.pellenc.com  

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Take the Corporate Mooc Plunge

Vodeclic | FeFAUR - 07-oct.-2014 19:10:47

Vodeclic is similar to a corporate MOOC, or even an xMOOC, where learners can develop their desktop computer skills little by little, through a structured approach, and resulting in certification. As we alluded to in the foreword, this similarity was, to a large extent, the impetus for drafting this White Paper. This "all-in-one" (content and services) online platform, specializing in desktop computer skills e-learning 2.0, is used by 1.1 million individuals and employees (not too far off from Coursera and Udacity) who learn computer software in one of the 6 different languages offered by Vodeclic. Massive? Certainly. In sync with the almost universal use of office tools and the Internet. And that’s not all: one billion users will change their desktop environment within the next 3 to 5 years, and half of them will need training. Their catalog is also massive: 18,000 how-to-videos, each lasting only a few minutes, developed in HTML5 so that they can be played on any device on the market, mobile or otherwise, and demonstrating how to use the features of the largest selection of software and internet tools. The videos, which are valuable on two levels – self-learning and performance support – easily adapt to the learner’s environment, mobile or otherwise, by virtue of their "responsive design". Another MOOC trend is this credo: the "real customer" is the user. Their satisfaction is what matters, as it determines not only the training manager’s level of satisfaction, but also that of the company, who wants to reduce the direct or indirect costs of its employees’ lack of computer skills – a cost that grows as versions change, which are increasingly more frequent since online office tools are now collaborative (Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps): it’s obviously the Cloud way or the highway! Yes, Vodeclic is 100% online. But it’s also an open platform, which means that the pricing is such that companies don’t have to think about who they should enroll: the solution is readily available to all employees! This is a radical departure from many traditional off-the-shelf e-learning vendors who restrict access to their course catalog, leaving it up to the company to decide who should and shouldn’t be given training. True, the universal need for computer skills simplifies matters. Vodeclic is furthermore patterned after an MOOC in the way they emphasize not only the assessment of computer skills at the most granular level, but also their certification, which is consistent with the most commonly used standards (ICDL, TOSA and MOS). Another useful feature is the ability to analyze the most relevant answer, among the multiple ways of achieving the same result, by identifying internal experts who could be helpful. The platform will soon offer the ability to earn badges to further enhance users’ profiles. The social function playing a broader role is one differentiator Vodeclic brings to the table: taking a cue, for example, from MOOCs and social networks, the platform allows users to customize their profiles and upload their pictures, and lets instructors "push" e-learning tutorials (each with their own URL) out to learners. IT help desks can even use this feature to quickly respond to users’ questions. And soon, Vodeclic tutorials will be available to share on social networks. Particular attention is paid to how learners interact with each other on the platform. It is the basis for ongoing improvements (Agile) to achieve the web industry’s Holy Grail: a rewarding user experience (UX). For example, a user’s search activities returning zero results are used to add new keywords to the thesaurus, or notes taken by users in the system are used to improve searches in the Vodeclic module database.      

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