From Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October, Bay of Monaco: Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series Act I, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. For information, call: + 377 93 10 63 00
From Friday 20 to Sunday 19 November, Port of Monaco: Funfair. For information, call: + 377 93 15 06 04
Friday 20 October, 19:00, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall: Cine-Club: screening of "Le cercle des poètes disparus", followed by a discussion. For information, call: 06 80 86 21 93
Saturday 21 at 20:30 and Sunday 22 October at 16:00, Variety Theatre: “Le Squat” Show by Jean-Marie Chevret, by Studio de Monaco. For information, call: + 377 93 30 18 80
Saturday 21 October, Louis II Stadium: French League 1 Football Championship: Monaco - Caen. For information, call: + 377 92 05 74 73
Until Sunday 15 October, from 10:00 to 19:00, at the Prince’s Palace: Temporary “Bicentenary of the Carabiniers du Prince” exhibition For information, call: +377 93 25 18 31
Saturday 21 October 20:30, St. Devota Church: Organ concert by Olimpio Medori, tenured organist at the San Filippo Neri church in Florence, for the In Tempore Organi, III International Organ Cycle. On the agenda: Frescobaldi, Pasquini, Scarlatti, Galuppi, Albinoni, Vivaldi. For information, call: + 377 98 98 83 03
From Thursday 7 September to Sunday 5 November, Exotic Garden: Exhibition on the theme “When sculptures blossom", presented by the artists of the Monegasque Committee of the International Association of Plastic Arts (AIAP). For information, call: + 377 93 15 29 80
Sunday 22th OCTOBER: 14.30-16.30h, at LARVOTTO BEACH, Monaco.
(Meeting point: next to scuba club (C.E.S.M.M club de Plongée de Monaco)
All are welcome to join us for a Free talk about Plastic Pollution and its effect on the ocean and its marine life , a guided Whale Meditation with Beverley Holt, Wellness Coach and founder of www.holisticinfo.directory
and an inspiring informative talk about Turtles with Dr. Aleks Makedon.
It will be a wonderful opportunity to raise our vibration and intentions towards the protection and care for the sea and its mammals.
Enjoy a relaxing, fun and friendly afternoon to raise awareness for a healthy, pollution free and protected Ocean with an abundance of Whales and Dolphins.
The Whale symbolizes emotional creativity, well-being, nurturing as well as emotional depth.
In many sects of Native wisdom, the whale is symbolic of the beginning, the creation of all life on earth as we know it. Countless cultures around the globe associate themes of creation, birth and rebirth with the whale.
The afternoon will finish with Beverley guiding us on a magical, mystical journey through time with an Ancient Whale meditation.Connect and feel the calming, soothing energy of the whales and experience their exquisite qualities of smooth flow, grace and undulating beauty. Enjoy the sound of nature, with conscious breath and integrative relaxation.
Read more here: Whale spirit guides and listen to a lovely whale sounds https://thriveonnews.
We shall end the day with a mediatative walk through the Japonese Gardens for delicious tea and dessert at Eqvita who will prepare somethignspecial.
Any queries or more information contact: info@theanimalfund.
Sunday 22 September, 18:00, Rainier III Auditorium: Grande Saison Series: concert by the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Juraj Valcuha with Erika Sunnegardh, soprano, Julia Gertseva, mezzo-soprano, Peter Mikulas, baritone-bass, Ludovit Ludha, tenor and the Slovak Philharmonic Choir. On the agenda: Leos Janacek and Sergeï Rachmaninov. As a prelude to the concert, presentation of works at 17:00 by André Peyrègne. For information, call: + 377 98 06 28 28
From Monday 23 to Thursday 26 October, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: SPORTELMonaco 2017: The World Sports Marketing and Media Convention (reserved for professionals): For information, call: + 377 93 30 20 32
Monday 23 June, 18:30, Monaco Multimedia Library - Louis Notari Library: Workshop by Adrien Rebaudo on the theme “Photographic distractions”. For information, call: + 377 93 15 29 40
Tuesday 24 October at 20:00, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: SPORTEL Awards 2017 evening. Prize Giving ceremony recognising the best sports’ video clips in 2017, with numerous sports’ champions in attendance. Open to the public, on invitation. For information, call: + 377 93 10 40 55 Tuesday 24 January, 20:30, Princess Grace Theatre: "La dernière bande" (“Krapp’s Last Tape”) by Samuel Beckett with Jacques Weber. For information, call: + 377 93 25 32 27
Wednesday 25 October, Yacht Club of Monaco: Conference on the topic “The Pearl Harbor attack”, organised by the Yacht Club of Monaco. For information, call: + 37793 10 63 00
Wednesday 25 October, Variety Theatre: "Toto oltre la maschera", recital by Alessandro Preziosi and Chitarra Daniele Bonaviri, organised by Dante Alighieri Monaco. For information, call: +377 97 70 89 47
From Thursday 25 to Sunday 29 October: 2nd-eRallye Monte-Carlo. For information, call: + 377 93 15 26 00
From Wednesday 25 to Sunday 29 October, Espace Fontvieille: “Monte Carlo Village E-Rallye" organised by the Automobile Club of Monaco for the 2nd E-Rallye de Monte-Carlo. For information, call: + 377 92 05 26 00
Friday 27 September, 20:30, Grimaldi Forum Monaco: "Croque-Monsieur" by Marcel Mithois with Fanny Ardant, Bernard Menez, Vittoria Scognamiglio, Michaël Cohen, Pierre Rochefort, Jean-Baptiste Lafarge and Sébastien Houbani. For information, call: + 377 99 99 30 00
Saturday 28 October, 14:30, Variety Theatre: Conference on the topic “Spirituality - Psychology” by Boris Cyrulnik, Neuropsychiatrist and Teaching Director at Toulon University) with the participation of the MONACOLOGY Association and MC.5 Communication. For information, call: 06 03 49 49 39
Saturday 28 October, 20:00, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall: PRO A basketball championship: Monaco - Boulazac. For information, call: + 377 92 05 40 10
Sunday 29 15:00, Tuesday 31 October at 20:00 (gala), Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 November, 20:00, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier: "La Cenerentola" by Gioachino Rossini with Edgardo Rocha, Nicola Alaimo, Carlos Chausson, Rebeca Olvera, Cecilia Bartoli, the Monte-Carlo Opera Choir and the Prince’s Musicians, conducted by Gianluca Cupuano. Directed by: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Organisation: Monte-Carlo Opera. For information, call: + 377 98 06 28 28
Saturday 23 September, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Recital by the Monte-Carlo Opera Academy, with Kira Parfeevets and David Zobel on piano. Organised by the Monte-Carlo Opera Information: +377 98 06 28 28
Monday 25 September, 7 pm, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall Cine-Club: screening of October Sky followed by a discussion Information: 06 80 86 21 93
Tuesday 26 September, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Mans
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September, 8.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace Jean-Claude Grumberg’s L'Être ou pas, starring Pierre Arditi and Daniel Russo Information: +377 93 25 32 27
Wednesday 27 to Saturday 30 September, 10 am to 6.30 pm, Port of Monaco 27th Monaco Yacht Show: the world’s leading yacht exhibition organised by the Yacht Club de Monaco Information: +377 93 10 41 70
Dmitry Rybolovlev appeared in court in Monaco on Thursday morning charged with "being complicit in violating privacy" and was released to appear at a later date. The Russian billionaire, and majority owner of AS Monaco, is involved in a long-running dispute with Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier over claims that he was overcharged for a number of iconic art works when Bouvier acted as a middleman. The criminal charge against Rybolovlev stems from a complaint by Monaco resident Tania Rappo, who introduced Bouvier to Rybolovlev in 2003. She was briefly held in custody along with Bouvier in February 2015, under suspicion of moneylaundering. The high profile affair took a dramatic turn with the sudden resignation and later arrest of Monaco’s top judicial official, Philippe Narmino, four weeks ago. Narmino, and a lawyer acting for Rybolovlev, Tetiana Bersheda, had come under suspicion of colluding in the original arrest of Bouvier through an exchange of text messages. Both have strenuously denied any wrongdoing. Monaco's public prosecutor Jacques Doremieux told AFP that Rybolovlev's brief court appearance Thursday was a "procedural formality". "There's no questioning and it is referred to another date to be heard on its merits." No date has been set for a full hearing.
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Minister of State Serge Telle and Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, have presented an outline of the 2018 Budget, describing it as a “budget of achievements.” The rebalancing approach initiated in 2011 is continuing with a surplus of revenue expected of €2.9 million in 2018. With a 0.6 percent increase in revenues compared to 2017 and a reasonable increase in spending of 0.9 percent, the draft 2018 budget is "both a budget achievements and of ambitions for the future”, according to the Minister of State. Housing for Monegasques has made advances with the Engelin and U Pavayùn projects, the rehabilitation of the Jardins d’Apolline and reinforcement of digital security, and that of the financial sector. Furthermore, there’s been consolidation of the social model in terms of the preservation of public service pensions, health policy, sports and cultural policy. Future projects include the launch of major urban works (the renovation of Stade Louis II, for example), the restructuring of the Fontvieille shopping centre, the Larvotto development and the installation of Jardin Exotique-Rocher gondolas. In addition, energy transition will continue in order to further sustainable development and protection of the environment. Discussions with Europe will continue under the conditions set by the Prince Albert, and an increase in assistance in official development and investments in Monaco Explorations.
The economist Ludovic Subran regaled his audience with a brilliant and original analysis on the theme "The United States at the foot of the wall,” at the invitation of the Monaco Economic Board (MEB) at the Hotel Metropole on Tuesday, October 17. Held in the presence of Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy, Monaco Junior Chamber of Economy and sponsor Monaco Asset Management, the event attracted some 70 entrepreneurs from the MEB. Ludovic Subran is Chief Economist at Euler Hermes and Head of Macroeconomic Research at Allianz, one of the leading players in the insurance industry. For more than a decade, he’s been working on the development of economic diagnoses and policies in more than 30 countries and his knowledge is regarded as essential for any company operating internationally. For this economist, while the American president may have come to the White House on a wave of promises to overturn what had preceded him, in the end he has achieved little. In his view, the fault lies with Trump’s “inability to make the American political system work”. Referring to Trump’s failure to bring about symbolic reforms, such as ending Obamacare and other projects announced with such fanfare during the presidential campaign, he noted their very slow progress. As a result, the United States has not been able to take full advantage of a favourable global economic context, with growth forecasts of 2% in 2017 and 2.2% in 2018. This he believes is due to lack of credibility, as important as confidence, in the world’s largest economy which is the driving force behind its financing However, the ineffectiveness of the Trump administration to reform is rather "good news", limiting the consequences of the very protectionist inclinations of the current White House resident. In addition, Mr Subran noted that markets seem to have learned to manage "political noise" that is often alarmist, smoothing the risks over time. The economist also highlighted the stakes of the new digital economy, the opportunities that could arise in Europe by the weakening of American leadership and the risks due to potential geopolitical tensions. The Euler Hermes Group is the world's leading provider of B2B trading solutions in more than 60 countries, protecting more than €890 billion in commercial transactions worldwide in 2016. The Allianz Group, to which Euler Hermes belongs, is one of the world's leading insurance groups, which began in Germany but is now present in 70 countries with 140,000 employees, 86 million customers and a turnover in 2016 of more than €120 billion. MEB's next event is the Trophies of the Monaco Eco Club on November 28 at the Grimaldi Forum.
Monaco-based Scorpio Bulkers has received a commitment for a loan facility of up to €72.5 million ($85.5 million) from Nordea Bank AB, New York Branch, and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB, the company said on Wednesday, October 18. The loan facility will be used to finance up to 60 percent of the market value of the six Ultramax vessels the company has recently agreed to acquire. The loan facility has a final maturity date of February 15, 2023, and bears interest at LIBOR plus a margin of 2.85 percent per annum. Scorpio Bulkers Inc, which has an office on blvd Charles III, is a provider of marine transportation of dry bulk commodities, and after the completion of the recent acquisition of six Ultramax vessels, will own 52 vessels, consisting of 18 Kamsarmax vessels and 34 Ultramax vessels. The owned fleet will have a total carrying capacity of approximately 3.6 million deadweight tonnes upon the completion of the acquisition of the six Ultramax vessels.
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