Mistral. The finished boats, what will we do now?

The construction of the second ship type Mistral has just ended at Saint-Nazaire.  It will not be shipped to Russia and is now waiting for a future. Mission complete for employees of STX: they have completed the manufacture of Sebastopol, this second type of ship Mistral, initially made to order for Russia. The end of construction …

Fête des Voisins

Friday is Fête des Voisins THIS Friday here in France, is the annual Fête des Voisins, which is when people are especially encouraged to get to know their neighbours better – and this year it has been extended to cover you even if you are on the train, as it includes your ‘neighbour’ sitting next …

French MPs Vote to Ban Supermarket Waste

FRENCH MPs have unanimously voted to ban supermarkets from destroying food … Last week in parliament, French MPs have voted unanimously in favour of a bill to ban supermarkets from destroying food that is still fit for consumption.  The anti-wastage amendment was approved in the National Assembly  as part of a broader law on energy and …

Paris Saint Germain Unveil New Strip

It is beautiful, it is hot …. After months of speculation and a few leaks, the football club, Paris Saint Germain, more commonly known as PSG and Nike unveiled yesterday, Saturday,  the jersey that Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his team mates will be wearing next season.   A spokesman for the club, Paris Saint Germain, quoted “It …

Vaccine Developed for Dust Mite Allergy

In Nantes, a team of researchers tested a vaccine on mice against house dust mite allergy, the most common in asthmatics. The results of their research were recently published in a prestigious American scientific journal, the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.  A team of Nantes researchers from Inserm (National Institute for Medical Research), at …