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Endemol Shine Group’s Pointless deals in France and Netherlands

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These latest deals for the international hit will see the format launch in the Netherlands for the first time and make a comeback in France. Endemol Shine Netherlands has been commissioned by public broadcaster AVROS/ TROS to produce 25 episodes of the game show where obscure knowledge is the key to success. Presented by Lucille Werner and Owen Schumacher, Pointless will air in an access daily slot this summer. Meanwhile Endemol France has struck a deal with France 3 which will see Pointless return to the channel where it previously aired... Read More »

Save up to 20% on hotels in France during July & August with Brittany Ferries Holidays

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From just £68 per person for a one night stay including breakfast and with your own car Leading tour operator to France and Spain, Brittany Ferries, has an outstanding offer on its huge choice of ferry-inclusive hotel holidays and breaks this summer. All you have to do is book by 15 June. Ranging from luxurious châteaux to rural retreats, from stylish beachside promenades locations to picture-postcard villages, there is something in the Brittany Ferries' hotel collection for everyone. With Brittany Ferries you can take your own car, th... Read More »

2015 Retail Women of the Year Awards: Three prizewinners at Carrefour France!

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Christina Durand, winner in the “Woman Manager" Category Having joined Carrefour in 2004, she is now manager of the Carrefour Contact training school in Toulouse Blagnac (Haute-Garonne). She was awarded the prize in recognition of her efforts in training young people at the Albi and Bordeaux Chambers of Commerce and Industry, as well as future franchisees. Soëd Toumi, winner in the “Woman Store Manager” Category. Soëd Toumi joined Carrefour as a cashier in 1991 when she was a student. She was quickly promoted to section manager and th... Read More »

Alstom: 9000 km from France to Kazakhstan by solar bicycle

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With this challenging expedition Pauline, who worked in and travelled around Kazakhstan for two-and-a-half years, is determined to prove that Central Asia is not that far away. The adventure will also serve a good cause: the objective is to raise funds for an Alstom Foundation project in Ethiopia, which aims to increase local access to water through the use of solar pumping systems. If sufficient funds are gathered, “Electriciens sans Frontières”, Alstom’s partner on the Ethiopian project, will be able to install three new water pumps in the Af... Read More »

Apollo Vredestein expands popular Quatrac range with two new versions

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The Vredestein Quatrac is not only the choice of consumers in countries where winter tyres are obligatory, this highly rated and safe all-round tyre is also popular in more moderate winter climates, such as the UK, Italy and France. Drivers no longer need to change tyres between seasons and, thanks to the Three Peak Snow Flake symbol on its sidewall, every Vredestein Quatrac meets the legal requirements for winter tyres. The current range consists of five versions of the Quatrac, available in sizes 13 to 19 inch and speed indexes T to Y. ... Read More »

European Waterways: Cruise through France’s finest wine regions

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For example, Panache, a 12-passenger vessel with a doting crew of six, offers an enviable choice to wine enthusiasts. She will cruise for 5 weeks in May & June through Champagne on the delightful River Marne, with an itinerary that includes three private tastings at renowned champagne houses, a visit to the hilltop village of Hautvillers where the monk Dom Perignon discovered the ‘methode champenoise’ and a tour of Reims. Then, from July to October, the barge will cruise in Alsace on the Canal de la Marne au Rhin, with highlights that in... Read More »

Another AXA’s initiative to leverage the potential of connected objects to better protect people

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“We are delighted to be able to offer innovative prevention services in a timely manner, in this case right at the launch of the Apple Watch. We strongly believe that leveraging innovative digital tools is key today in efficiently engaging people to promote road safety, as these tools significantly raise their awareness of potentially risky driving habits. We look forward to working with Apple to make AXA Drive Coach available on the Apple Watch in many more countries”, said Frederic Tardy, Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer of the AXA Gr... Read More »

Acquisition of a new painting by the French State for the Musée du Louvre thanks to AXA’s patronage

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The Vue d’Avignon, depuis la rive droite du Rhône près de Villeneuve is a masterpiece of the 18th century and represents a critical milestone in the landscape history in France. Painted while the artist was travelling across the country to complete the series of Ports de France for King Louis XV, the painting had remained in England for more than 200 years. It combines the topographic accuracy and the precision in the description of human activities with an extraordinary poetic sense and a quite modern virtuosity in the depiction of the atmosph... Read More »

The world’s love affair with the TV may be coming to an end, Accenture Report finds

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The report, developed for communications, media and technology companies, found that video consumption – anytime, anywhere – has become mainstream, accelerating the decline of traditional TV viewing. Viewership for long form video content, such as movies and television on a TV screen, has declined by 13 percent globally over the past year and by 11 percent in the United States. Similarly, the report found sports viewership on TV screens declined by 10 percent globally and nine percent in the United States. Nearly all age brackets reported do... Read More »

Carrefour remains committed to helping young people and holds its Youth Employment Day

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In 2014, 20,000 of the people that Carrefour hired were under the age of 26 – one in two people. Carrefour is often seen as a provider of first jobs for young people and is doing its bit for youth employment by providing them with career prospects. The opportunities for young people to join the Group and climb up its ranks are many, and include internships, block-release training contracts, student jobs, summer jobs or being hired on a temporary or permanent contract. "We are trying to help young people establish a foothold on the job mar... Read More »

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