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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 »

Atos: Digital transformation in Telecom: new chances for operators in a data-centric environment


Atos believes that a transformation towards data will be at the core of new business models. In order to realise this, operators have to develop a strategy focussing on diversification and adapt their prices models of networks. The connective society and chances for operators In the survey Atos gives an overview of promising products and services for which the consumer might be willing to pay and that serve as a guideline for operators for the development of a new strategy. These can be health monitoring apps, smart cars connected with th... Read More »

European Waterways: No single supplements on selected sailings this summer


For solo travellers wishing to join family, friends, or other passengers, with a cabin all to themselves, no single supplement will apply on the following 6-night cruises next month: Canal du Midi The ‘no single supplement’ offer applies to the classic, 8-passenger, Anjodi departures: August 10 cruising from Castelnaudary past Carcassonne to Homps August 17 cruising from picturesque Le Somail to the lakeside fishing village of Marseillan Burgundy The ‘no single supplement’ offer applies to the spacious, 12-passenger, La Belle ... Read More »

Eurotunnel breaks new ground on “Terminal 2015” project to increase truck capacity


Eurotunnel, the leading operator of rolling motorways, carrying 1.5 million trucks each year, is preparing to make access for goods vehicles more fluid and for the forecast arrival of 2 million trucks per year in the next ten years. The forecasts are based on continuing growth in the expanding cross Channel market, following on from 2013 (+5% for the truck market). The first phase of Terminal 2015 will bring a buffer parking zone, enabling rapid transit and an easier access to the check in area, which will be increased from two lanes to five... Read More »

Capgemini and Cloudera extend partnership to help organisations accelerate their Big Data initiatives


The two offerings will help organisations to gain greater value from their data assets more quickly using the Cloudera Big Data platform: A new ‘Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator’ offering will help organisations more quickly and effectively execute their first Big Data projects, by providing a clear and complete roadmap on how to scale data governance, analytics and data platforms to become part of a full enterprise-wide Big Data strategy to aid business transformation. The Enterprise Data Hub Accelerator addresses customers’ needs to bett... Read More »

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