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“Drilled in an abrupt margin play, this first well is the first discovery in the San Pedro Basin, a frontier exploration area in Ivory Coast,” commented Marc Blaizot, Senior Vice President, Exploration at Total. "Having confirmed the presence of a petroleum system containing light oil, we will next evaluate this very promising find and focus on its extension to the north and east." Lying in 2,300 meters of water, Saphir-1XB is the first well in Block CI-514. It was drilled to a total depth of 4,655 meters, encountering around 40 meters of ne... Read More »

Alstom sponsors War and Peace, a Portinari Exhibition in Paris


Produced between 1952 and 1956, the panels have about 14 meters high x 10 meters wide and was commissioned by the Brazilian Government to be exposed at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in New York. In 2010, due to a major reform in the UN headquarters, custody of the panels was entrusted to the Portinari Project to the end of 2014. At that time, the panels were restored and exhibited in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Belo Horizonte, attracting 320,000 people and becoming one of the most successful and largest impact exhibitions of ... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: Fast sailings to France resume from Portsmouth


Normandie Express has operated these high speed sailings from Portsmouth since 2005. With a top speed of 40 knots - around 45mph - it greatly reduces the cross-Channel journey time, bringing a faster alternative to Brittany Ferries' cruise-ferry sailings to Normandy. And since then, the road journey on both sides of the Channel has improved too. In 2011 the new A3 Hindhead Tunnel opened, easing the journey from London to Portsmouth International Port. Then, on the south side of the Channel in 2013, improvements to the N13 and A84 considerabl... Read More »

France – Carrefour launches a new service to customise objects in partnership with


Create the objects you want – it's easy and anyone can afford it thanks to a multi-channel offering! Customers can now use the areas in Carrefour hypermarkets and on the Internet to customise anything they like (mugs, T-shirts, cushions, canvases, smartphone covers, etc.) using a range of more than 300 available images. They can either use’s own image gallery (original creations, artists' reproductions, licensed images) or their own photos. The objects in question can then be picked up from the store or delivered to... Read More »

Annual general meeting and meeting of the board of directors


The Annual General Meeting in particular: - approved the parent company financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for 2013; - decided on the payment of a dividend of €2.50 per share. This dividend is increased to €2.75 for shares held in registered form continuously for at least 2 years. Dividend payment date: Monday, May 5, 2014; - appointed a new Director, Mrs Belén Garijo, for a 4-year term; - renewed the tenure of two Directors, Mr Jean-Paul Agon and Mr Xavier Fontanet, for a 4-year term; - approved the rel... Read More »

European Waterways Blossoms with the sights of Spring onboard luxury hotel barges in Holland, Alsace & Burgundy


“With the warm weather finally here and the landscape coming to life, travelers from all over the world are being drawn to Europe,” said Derek Banks, managing director of European Waterways. “Our wide range of cruises allows them to take full advantage of the beautiful weather and travel the many scenic waterways, all in total comfort. And we’re making Spring even more attractive with a wide range of cabin and whole boat charter specials.” The Windmills and the Wine Now and through early May, cruising aboard the intimate and luxurious 12-... Read More »

France – 4th Boucles du Cœur: Carrefour continues its commitment to helping children experiencing difficulties


Carrefour is gearing up for the Boucles du Cœur This year, as they do every year, Carrefour and Carrefour Market stores and their employees are gearing up to spend 11 weeks helping a number of associations that lend their support to children experiencing difficulties. Through donation campaigns, solidarity products and events organised by the stores, Carrefour customers and employees will all be able to take part in this major aid operation in their own way. Proceeds from this year’s Boucles du Cœur (the 4th) will go to the ELA (of whi... Read More »

Atos shortlists 11 university teams in its third global IT challenge


Atos, an international IT services company and Worldwide IT Partner for the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee, announced the shortlist for its third global IT challenge that is looking for applications to improve the user’s experience at the Rio 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games. The 11 successful entries are from universities in Brazil, France, India, South Korea, UK and the USA. They include mobile apps to help follow the results of your teams; plan your day; order food and drinks to your seat in ... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: British Expats look home for property investment


Brits abroad look to benefit from rising UK prices, with many considering Buy to Let Expats based in the UAE, France and Switzerland are the most likely to buy in Britain Only 11 per cent of British expats not confident of UK housing market growth 43 per cent say they are likely to buy a property in the next two years, with 26 per cent wanting to buy in the UK. The desire for UK property looks to be a wise investment, with 71 per cent of those that own rental properties in the UK having tenants in them at all times, compared to 47 per ce... Read More »

inge GmbH and Aquasource enter into long-term cooperation agreement


Aquasource will choose inge® patented Multibore® membranes for all types of water, where a UF in-to-out technology is suitable. Within this cooperation, inge® will concentrate on the development and production of UF membranes while Aquasource becomes a center of excellence for membrane systems. Both partners target to combine technologies to provide customers with even better solutions. Aquasource provides engineering, processes and applications and selects the best membrane technology for the customers’ needs. Know-how on membrane material ... Read More »

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