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2014-04-16 08:26:29

WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QVC, the global leader in video and ecommerce retail, today announced plans to expand its European presence into France. With the launch of the new service scheduled for the second quarter of 2015, QVC will expand its global multimedia ecommerce business to seven operations reaching nine countries. "As the second largest economy in the European Union, with a robust ecommerce sector and solid digital infrastructure, France offers a...

2014-04-16 00:20:11

DUBLIN, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9dgc5n/europe_car_rental) has announced the addition of the "Europe Car Rental Industry Analysis to 2017 - Latvia, Belgium and Ukraine to Stimulate the Market Growth" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9dgc5n/europe_car_rental ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The report titled -Europe Car Rental...

2014-04-15 12:23:52

LONDON, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: France Oil and Gas Report Q1 2014 Includes 3 FREE quarterly updates BMI View:Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and the 2012 presidential elections, Frenchdependence on nuclear energy has been under the spotlight and has been set to be diluted in favour ofrenewables. President Hollande has restated a goal of reducing nuclear generation from 75% to 50% of theelectricity mix....

2014-04-10 23:22:22

1.2 million daily active users: Dating app now has the same usability frequency as social networks. Successful international expansion: France, United States, England and Austria each with more than half a million users. Berlin, Germany (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 10 million users worldwide and 39,000 more each day – a feat that is making LOVOO an international high flyer. 1.2 million people use the app’s flirt radar daily, spending an average of 15 minutes a day flirting, chatting and...

2014-04-10 16:22:55

Celebration Continues Virtually at SmallWorld50.com, Where Fans Record 'It's a Small World' Song and Design Dolls to Benefit UNICEF NEW YORK, ANAHEIM, Calif., LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., TOKYO, PARIS and HONG KONG, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating the 50(th) anniversary of Disney's "it's a small world" theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a historic "It's a Small World" sing-along. Fans everywhere joined in online...

2014-04-10 12:23:52

MARKETPLACE REFLECTS BOUYANT NEW ENTERTAINMENT ECONOMY CANNES, France, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 11,000 television and digital executives, including some 4,000 buyers, descended on Cannes this week for the 51(st) edition of MIPTV. With a central theme 'the new age of storytelling,' MIPTV witnessed the continued development of high-end drama and formats originating from around the world, strong co-production activity, an emerging international market for online content creators...

2014-04-10 08:20:42

BANGALORE, India, and WICHITA, Kansas, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit AeroSystems [http://www.infosys.com/Links/redirectlink.aspx?id=spirit-aerosystems.aspx ], Inc., one of the world's largest independent suppliers of commercial airplane assemblies and components along with Infosys [http://www.infosys.com ], a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing, today announced the winners of the Spirit Global Design Challenge (SGDC) 2013. 66 students from thirteen...

2014-04-09 23:02:00

HGH Systemes Infrarouges, with their Headquarters based right outside Paris, France proudly announce the debut of their newest solution for Rotary Kiln Monitoring: the PYROSCAN. The new PYROSCAN will be officially launched at the CEMENTTECH show April 28-30 in Beijing. Paris, France (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 HGH Systemes Infrarouges, a global provider of thermal imaging systems, proudly announces the debut of their newest all-in-one solution for rotary kiln combustion and entrance cooler...

2014-04-09 16:22:42

UNITY, Maine, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Céline Cousteau, a young luminary of nature documentary filmmaking and conservation advocacy, will serve as Unity College's 2014 commencement speaker. Commencement exercises will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in Tozier Gymnasium on the campus of Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, Maine. Cousteau holds a personal affinity for Unity College's environmental mission and focus on sustainability science, the...

2014-04-09 12:28:28

LONDON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Analyzing the Global Market for Consumer ElectronicsThe global economic rescission did not have much of an impact on the consumer electronics industry and the industry rebounded with good figures in the year 2010, followed by strong growth in 2011 and 2012. In recent years, the growth of the high tech industry has led to an increased demand of consumer electronics worldwide. The industry is...


Latest France Reference Libraries

Boulonnais
2014-04-03 10:56:16

The Boulonnais, also known as the white marble horse, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in France. It is thought that breed originated when two breeders attempted to create a large but fast war horse for the Crusaders. The two worked separately to breed the existing heavy draft breeds from France with mares of the German Mecklenberg breed. When the Spanish occupied Flanders in the 17th century, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including the Andalusian, Arabian, and...

Auxois
2014-04-02 11:05:05

The Auxois is a breed of horse that was developed in the Auxois region of eastern France. It is a descendant of the Bourguignon horse and was crossbred with the now extinct Morvan horse. In the 19th century, Percheron horses and Boulonnais were introduced into the bloodline, possibly followed by the Nivernais and Ardennais horse breeds. Foreign horse breeds were introduced into the bloodline, creating a horse that would later be bred with Ardennais and Trait du Nord stallions to create a...

Samuel de Champlain
2014-01-07 10:15:12

Samuel de Champlain, known as The Father of New France, was a Frenchman with many titles including navigator, soldier, explorer, cartographer, and diplomat. Born Samuel Champlain in 1574 to a family of mariners, exploration was in his blood and he took his first voyage as a young man in 1603, led by François Gravé Du Pont. In his early years, Champlain learned to navigate, create nautical charts, draw, and make applied reports. From 1594 or 1595 to 1598, he learned fighting skills in the...

Keeled Skimmer, Orthetrum coerulescens
2013-08-01 13:38:12

The keeled skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in Europe. Its range includes Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Macedonia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. It can be found in boggy areas in the northern areas of its range, while it prefers running water sources, like ditches and streams, in other areas of its range. The keeled skimmer holds a thinner body than that of the...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

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