The Cubist: the first episode of the crazy series “Billion Dollar Factory”!

IP Leanware announces the launch of the first event episode of its “Billion Dollar Factory” web series. Named The Cubist , it is above all a tribute to The Artist, the most Oscar-winning French film in the history of cinema (with 5 Oscars – including Best Film).

It is thus by being transported in the world of the film The Artist that you will be able to discover the first adventure lived by the factory  Billion Dollar Factory , become Thousand Dollar Factory for the occasion. You will find Hugues O’Boss, William Liever and Albert Sceptyk in 1927, plunged into a morose period of crises, poor performance, and, strong competition due to the American factories of mass production. Hugues O’Boss then decides to call on Marcus Hetting and the IP Leanware team to stabilize their productions.

It’s against a background of black and white film, tap and jazz music that Mickael Oach, Jeannet Cloud and Javier Assix help the Thousand Dollar Factory! With the help of the first Braincube calculator, the IP Leanware retro team will be able to analyze the production data of the plant and discover the parameters to implement to improve the process performance.

Based on Hypercubic analysis, the Braincube calculator is a revolution reversing the world of static. Dedicated to improving performance, it is based on facts (complete data analysis) and not just on the expertise already acquired. Thus the data analyzes make it possible to reproduce the conditions necessary for the good performance.

Discover now The Cubist , the first episode of the series “Billion Dollar Factory” which will immerse you in the nostalgia of the silent cinema and the universe of The Artist. Featuring a team of tap dancers, specialized in improving industrial performances and finding solutions to Thousand Dollar Factory’s production problems – all on a very lively jazz tune!

Why prepare for your funeral pre-arrangements

Many people aged 55 or 60 think they can spend a few more decades with their loved ones. After all, life expectancy in the Canadian population is quite high, reaching in 2007 an average of 80.34 years per person (representing the 16 th position in the world!). These encouraging figures, however, will lead some people to postpone the preparation of their eventual deaths, galvanized by the energy that still flows in their veins. Then, unfortunately, their departure will sometimes come at a completely unexpected time and they will find themselves unprepared in the face of death.

It is extremely difficult to accept that we will leave this world, we must agree. However, without rejoicing in the inevitable, it seems essential to take certain precautions in order not to leave his own heirs with difficulties resulting from our lack of foresight. The funeral pre-arrangements are part of the arrangements made by a quarter of Quebecers today to avoid leaving the heavy burden to others to organize and pay for his own funeral. Today, let’s take a look at this still unknown arrangement of many Quebecers.

Basic knowledge to have on the subject

Basically, the funeral pre-arrangement is an agreement made with a funeral home so that it can deal with the different aspects of your funeral (ceremonies, embalming methods, etc.) when you leave the terrestrial world. It is said that it is a form of death insurance that allows its subscribers to pay the full amount of the funeral BEFORE it takes place: instead of paying a monthly payment until death, the full amount of a stroke.

Avoid sudden price inflation

The use of pre-arrangements ensures your heirs that they will not have to take out a single dollar from their wallet to meet your last wishes. The reason for this insurance is simple: the contract allows you to set the price permanently, regardless of whether you have to die on the spot or 30 years later. Since the majority of the funeral expenses will be placed in trust, so in an account that is inaccessible to the administrators of the funeral home, the money will have time to grow and allow it to not lose the exchange.

Choose exactly how we will be celebrated

By treating yourself with the people who will be responsible for organizing your ceremony, you can ensure that you will trust those who will be the organizers. You have the freedom to choose exactly everything that will be included in the event (up to the type of flowers purchased!) Since it is you who will pay for the organization. In the case of death insurance received by an heir, it could be a little more tempting for the heir to reduce the funeral budget in order to cash the balance of the premium …

A type of contract protected by law

Since elder abuse has unfortunately been all too common in recent years in Quebec (and certainly is still so), lawmakers have decided that funeral pre-arrangements would be subject to a law, allowing the government to tighten funeral homes that do not respect certain basic rules of ethics. Entered into force in 1988, this law is currently under the control of the OPC.

Do not wait until it’s too late or your resources are limited to take action! Even a man in his fifties has nothing to lose by setting up his own funeral as soon as he will be free from heavy weight.

Laval en fleurs, a floral competition

In Canada, or at least in the province of Quebec, the city of Laval is known for a multitude of things. First, it has the third largest population after Montreal and Quebec City. Then, she suffers from a serious problem of reputation following the decay of two mayors in the space of a few months, Gilles Vaillancourt and Alexandre Duplessis. Fortunately, there are not only negative things about the city’s neighbor: Laval en fleurs, which happens year after year, is a very interesting event for horticulture enthusiasts in Quebec.

The horticulture capital

First of all, you must know that the city qualifies itself as the horticultural capital of Quebec. There are more than 130 companies working in the field of plants: be they greenhouses or greenhouses, Laval is growing a lot of things every year. The Laval Technopole is even one of its four flagships to attract families and skilled labor in the city!

An embellishment contest

In 2013, Laval hopes to win one of Quebec’s flagships, which stem from a horticultural classification program designed to encourage municipalities in the province to beautify their spaces through flowers and plants. The City of Laval, in collaboration with Laval en Fleurs, plans to award a total of over $ 2,000 in prizes to all those who will participate in this contest!

The operation is simple: people register online (the deadline is unfortunately exceeded for 2013) and they have the right to make any type of development. Three types of categories are introduced this year: residential, commercial and institutional prices and finally, professional prices. Let’s take a closer look at how it works:

  • Residential prices: First of all, you can be rewarded for the beauty of your front garden according to the state of its maintenance, the diversity in the arrangement made, the originality and the beauty as a whole as well as the addition of the Laval emblem, lavatère. Then, rewards are also awarded for the beauty of the balcony, the originality of the facade as well as for the ecological aspect of a development carried out by a resident.
  • Commercial prices: Two commercial prizes will also be awarded during the contest. In the first place, a company will also be rewarded for having built a floral arrangement for its facade, according to criteria similar to the price of the residential category. The horticultural merit will be attributed to a company specifically established in this sector.
  • The price of the professional: Finally, there will also be a landscaping professional who will be rewarded for his good work, whether for a front lawn or for a rear parterre made at a resident of Laval.

Finally take note that the date of the unveiling of the winners has still not been served to the public. This is a file that is to follow!

Doubts weigh on the administration of Laval en Fleurs

Unfortunately, the eternal specter of corruption and fraud hit Laval again in the last hours: the Sûreté du Québec recently announced that it was investigating the administration of Laval en Fleurs because his former CEO apparently would have done away with $ 200,000 in the space of a few years. Already that Mathieu Lavoie was paying a salary that was contested by several members of the organization, his way of managing Laval en Fleurs caused great discomfort at the time. Let’s hope the summer celebrations will not be tainted by the police squad’s strike.

Free flowers for residents

While the inhabitants of the city must instead turn to a florist in Montreal, the people of Laval, for their part, have the chance to receive flowers for free from Laval en Fleurs. Proof of residence is of course necessary for the claim to take place, but it is entitled to perennials, annuals and even a bag of potting soil. In 2013, the spring flowers ceremony was held on June 8; fortunately, the event occurs again in the fall, specifically on September 14, providing fall perennials and chrysanthemums to the population. Even children can receive pretty little gifts, is not it wonderful?