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Essilor ranked one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes magazine for 5th consecutive year


A pioneer in ophthalmic optics In more than 165 years, Essilor’s scope of innovation has grown considerably without compromising its original core business of ophthalmic optics. Credited with breakthroughs that have left their mark on the world of optics such as progressive, organic and photochromic organic lenses, the Essilor Group is a pioneer when it comes to delivering its mission of improving lives by improving sight. “Innovation is part of our DNA and a key driver in our business of providing solutions to a fundamental human need: g... Read More »

Atos installs its second Bull supercomputer at the German Federal Waterways Engineering and Research Institute (BAW)


BAW supports the Federal Administration responsible for managaging navigable waterways and navigation (WSV) by enabling them to ensure that all its equipment and facilities are compliant with legal and safety requirements. BAW uses high-performance computers to perform complex calculations, based on two and three dimensional numerical models, so as to simulate water flows and transport processes in rivers and canals, as well as flows around engineering works. ”Our existing Bull HPC cluster has proved its worth in the last three years. Its fl... Read More »

Signature of management agreement for two hotels in Tehran


The new hotels – Novotel IKIA and ibis IKIA – are connected to the main terminal of Imam Khomeini International Airport and scheduled to open in October 2015. AccorHotels is the first international hotel group to launch its brands in Iran. Sébastien Bazin, AccorHotels’ Chairman and CEO, said at a press conference in Tehran today: “We are very excited about signing this partnership with Aria Ziggurat in Iran. We are certain that Novotel and ibis will fit perfectly into the growth momentum that Iran’s hospitality sector is enjoying. Our brands... Read More »

Carrefour opens a new hypermarket in Vila Velha in Brazil


Directly or indirectly, the new store has created 470 jobs. 370 store employees have received over 4000 hours of training. As part of its multi-format strategy, Carrefour is expanding in Espírito Santo state. After the recent openings of 2 service stations and an Atacadão cash and carry, the new Carrefour hypermarket in Vila Velha offers its customers yet another format. A “new generation” hypermarket The smartly designed market zone has sections dedicated to meat, fish, bakery, confectionery, cheese, cured meats, ready meals and fruit an... Read More »

European Waterways Ltd: Charters attracting growing numbers of multi-generational travellers


Burgundy and the Canal du Midi are among the most popular destinations for multi-generational holidays on our hotel barges. However, across all our destinations each cruise offers its own, unique rewards. We’ll be happy to work with interested groups to find the best fit for them. With multi-generational charters a growing market we ensure that our cruises offer diverse itineraries to satisfy the interests of everyone in a group of friends, or family, young or old. Where to Cruise? Burgundy Our cruises on hotel barges such as the 8-... Read More »

Houses for rent in Killeen, TX


For people looking to relocate to Killeen, TX, get in touch with John Reider Properties to search for a suitable house for rent. The full service real estate company has been serving the area since 1995. Their team has years of experience in helping clients rent a property which they can call ‘home’. Their agents have a complete knowledge of the local real estate laws and price trends. Hence, you can rest assured of signing the best possible deal on your rental home. Working with an aim of delivering high end services and achieving complete cu... Read More »

BT CEO announces new plans to improve tech literacy skills of 400,000 primary school children in 2015/16


CEO warns next generation lacks the tech skills to keep UK in vanguard of the global economy Research reveals teachers need more support to engage primary school pupils in the computing curriculum – introduced as a world-first in England last year BT extends Barefoot Computing programme to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland BT doubles its current commitment by promising to train more than 15,000 teachers – reaching over 400,000 primary school children in the UK in 2015/16 Convenes 90 leading figures in technology, education, policy an... Read More »

Aviva creates guide to help businesses understand cost of underinsurance


Aviva has launched a guide to help businesses understand the cost implications of not having the right amount of insurance and explain some of the times in the life of a business when the insurance needs might have changed and need reviewing. Aviva’s SME Pulse earlier this year found 1 in 5 SMEs were not confident that they have the right insurance cover** and that’s a situation that could leave them out of pocket. For example, looking at a sample of clients where underinsurance was identified Aviva’s survey team found 177 cases where custom... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Parents pay an extra £41,000 to live near England’s top state schools


Homes near England’s top state schools have an average price of £344,466 – over nine times annual average earnings Homes near Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire pay the highest premium of £636,132 (186%) compared to the average house price in neighbouring areas Regionally the largest premium paid to live near the best state schools is in the North West, with discounts seen around schools in the East Midlands and the South West In 2015, house prices in the postal districts of the top 30 state schools in England – defined as those... Read More »

Powerhouse Company presents SHIFTS at VAI


SHIFTS explores the current situation of Western architecture. It is a continuation of the exhibition ‘Rien ne va Plus’; a gambling term, translated as ‘place no more bets’. This previous collaboration between Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings, in 2008, explored the impact of the financial crash on architecture. In 2012, the crisis had not ended, but deepened; this was the reason to continue, update and expand the research. Powerhouse Company and Hans Ibelings invite the visitor to speculate how architecture has arrived at its current con... Read More »

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