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Gaza: Handicap International condemns use of explosive weapons in populated areas


Last week, international aid organisations met with the French President, François Hollande, and French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, to discuss the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Handicap International, represented by Jean-Pierre Delomier, director of the organisation’s Emergency Response Division, stressed the disastrous consequences of the mass use of explosive weapons in highly populated areas, which has accounted for most of the conflict’s victims to date. The organisation emphasized that the bombing of hospitals and... Read More »

Bull launches IT bulletin, an on-line news review dedicated to IT expertise


IT bulletin: sharing IT expertise With IT bulletin, Bull wants to educate audiences about IT and encourage an exchange of information. The aim of IT bulletin is to give everyone a voice, with contributors from all kinds of backgrounds: the scientific community, education, medicine, industry, politics... and of course IT. Through this new medium, Bull also hopes to share its own views on new areas of IT and to indirectly promote its expertise at the heart of the digital world in the Cloud, Big Data, HPC, M2M, cyber-security and IT transfor... Read More »

Cargo Cruise, a thrilling and unforgettable experience


Travel aboard the world’s largest containerships Rally every continents, discover every seas Share the daily life of seafarers, like 874 passengers did in 2013 CMA CGM, the world’s third largest container shipping Group, offers a one-of-a-kind experience to journey across oceans, seas and continents on a “Cargo cruise”. With this original means of transport, passengers can immerse themselves in life on board and discover the world of merchant shipping. In 2013, 874 persons experienced another way of traveling by cruising on a containe... Read More »

Carrefour: The 2014 Boucles du Cœur campaign sets a new record in helping children in difficulty


2014 – an outstanding display of charity The fourth edition of the Boucles du Cœur finished on 30 June 2014, the culmination of more than two months of support from the 1153 Carrefour and Carrefour Market stores in France. Thanks to outstanding support from Carrefour customers and employees, this year's campaign raised nearly €1,400,000 for the ELA association and more than 240 of the operation's local partner associations, including more than €300,000 for ELA – exceeding the record set in 2013. April, May and June were all about charity,... Read More »

Carrefour’s commitments for a September brimming with savings


Carrefour is making price pledges on the prices of standard school supplies, as well as on additional expenses, such as: clothing, school insurance, extra tutoring, etc., all making for a highly economical September. 200 major-brand school supply products with the retailer's "Lowest Price" Guarantee This September, for the 3rd year running, Carrefour is extending its "Lowest Price" Guarantee to 200 national-brand school supply products in 223 of its hypermarkets. Exercise books, pens, calculators, diaries, dictionaries and much more are n... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: It’s no longer unusual to take your pet on holiday to the continent


This trend is in large part down to new more relaxed pet passport regulations that were introduced in 2012, making it easier and cheaper to travel to France or Spain with a furry friend. Brittany Ferries has responded to this increase in demand by adding pet-friendly cabins to both France and Spain in which owners can travel with their pet. These cabins come with an attractive and hygienic laminate floor and offer plenty of room for a dog basket. More kennels have been added too - there are now 114 of these across the fleet - along with open... Read More »

Tour de France 2014: Riders on Continental tires still aiming for Tour de France podium places in Paris


The pro riders on the Lotto-Belisol, Lampre-Merida, Movistar, Orica GreenEdge and BMC Racing teams have certainly made their presence felt, and not just in the general classification. They have also had some spectacular stage wins. The tough Alpine stages, with the race passing its highest point on Saturday, really sorted things out in the race's overall "general classification". Several top riders have already had to abandon the Tour, including potential Tour winners. The Tour de France is always full of drama and incidents, but this year has ... Read More »

Societe Generale named best bank in France by Euromoney magazine


Societe Generale was awarded Best Bank in France, illustrating the combined expertise of our different businesses within the Group to deliver a high level of service to our large client base. The magazine recognises Societe Generale’s “good job in helping smaller French companies transition away from dependence on bank lending towards raising more committed long-term funding from investors”. In particular, the magazine highlights the launch of the “CAC PME” index (designed in partnership with Eurostoxx) and the commercialisation of a new pro... Read More »

Veolia monitors and checks the health quality of bathing water each day on 171 beaches around France


To swim without any health risks during your holidays, you can opt for any one of the 171 beaches where Veolia is responsible for actively managing bathing water quality. Throughout the summer, this monitoring and checking system will anticipate and optimize the time required to decide whether to open or close beaches to swimming, and to take the required corrective action to reduce pollution depending on the nature of the pollution involved. The fast “Coliplage” analysis method is at the heart of this approach. This tool indicates the trend... Read More »

Tour de France 2014: French rider in yellow on Bastille Day: Tony Gallopin “lives the dream” on Continental tires


For a French rider, riding in the yellow jersey on Bastille Day, the French national day, is a dream come true. "It’s amazing to wear the yellow jersey on Bastille Day. It was a super-hard stage. The team gave me carte blanche to go for it today, the team kept believing in me and gave me a chance to go for it today, so I’ve got to thank them" said the 26-year old rider, who was full of praise for his teammates. The first week of this three-week long race around France was a time for the sprinters, and the professionals riding for the five te... Read More »

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