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Mon. March 26 – March 30 –...

From Monday 26 to Friday 30 March, from 9.30 am to 5 pm, MonacoTech - Fontvieille: 3rd IanniX Workshop (booking required).

Wed. March 28 – Rainier III Academy...

Wednesday 28 March at 8.30 pm, Tunnel Riva: Concert by talented young performers by the pupils of the Rainier III Academy and regional music conservatories, Bumjun Kim, cello and Théo Fouchenneret, piano.  On the programme:  Portrait by Yan Maresz, Johann-Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, George Crumb and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Sat. March 31 – Round Table on...

Saturday 31 March at 6.30 pm, Théâtre Princesse Grace: Round Table on the theme of "L'économie de la musique" ("The Economics of Music") with Sylvie Pébrier, Inspector of Music at the Ministry of Culture and Antoine Pecqueur, economics commentator for France Musique, hosted by David Christoffel, musicologist.

Sat. March 31 – American Music Concert

Saturday 31 March at 8.30 pm, Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier: American Music – concert by Bertrand Chamayou and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos.  On the programme:  Luciano Berio and Charles Ives.

Sat. March 31 – Saint Devota Rugby...

Saturday 31 March, Stade Louis 11: "Saint Devota" Rugby Tournament, organised by the Monegasque Rugby Federation and the Princess Charlene Foundation. Further Information:   +0 6 60 51 96 63 From 16 March to 29 April, Monte-Carlo Spring Arts Festival ("Printemps des Arts"): Further Information:  +377 99 99 20 20

Sat. Feb 24 – Monaco Anime Game...

Saturday 24 February, Grimaldi Forum Monaco Monaco Anime Game International Conference (MAGIC) – manga, comics, contest, animation, video games and pop culture – organised by Shibuya Productions Information: +377 99 99 30 00

Feb. 26 – March 2 – Marine...

26 February to 2 March, 9 am to 5 pm, Oceanographic Museum of Monaco Introduction to the marine world course, to raise awareness among 8–12 year olds about protecting the oceans. The course will include a range of activities focused on the oceans and the creatures that live in them. Booking essential Information: +377 93 15 36 00

Mon. Feb 26 – Fri. March 2...

Monday 26 February to Friday 2 March, Monaco Art School, Pavillon Bosio Ceramics course with Jeffery Haines (adults) Information: +377 93 30 18 39

Wed. Jan 31 and Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January and Saturday 3 February, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses L’envol de la fourmi (The Flight of the Ant), a children’s production by and featuring Johanna Gallard Information: +377 97 98 10 93

Wed. Jan 31 – Wed. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Wednesday 7 February 21st Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Sat. Feb 3...

Wednesday 31 January to Saturday 3 February 2nd Rallye Monte-Carlo Classique Information: +377 93 15 26 00

Wed. Jan 31 – Literary Tea: Favorites

Wednesday 31 January, 3 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Literary tea: “Favourites” Information: +377 93 15 29 40

Wed. Jan 31 – Popcorn Cinema, Raising...

Wednesday 31 January, 7 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – José Notari Sound Library Popcorn Cinema: Raising Arizona by the Coen brothers Information: +377 93 30 64 48

Mon. Jan 29 – Lecture on “I...

Monday 29 January, 8 pm to 10 pm, Saint-Charles Church – Parish Hall As part of the “In the Bible...” cycle, lecture on “I believe in Jesus Christ, His Only Son”, led by Deacon Marc Duwelz, Doctor of Theology Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Sat. Dec 23 – Christmas Follies on...

Saturday 23 December, 5.30 pm, Open-air ice rink Ice show: Christmas Follies on Ice Information: +377 93 15 06 09

Sat. Dec 23 – AS Monaco Basketballs...

Saturday 23 December, 8 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall PRO A basketball championship: Monaco vs Le Portel Information: +377 92 05 40 10

Sun. Dec 24 – 3rd International Organ...

Sunday 24 December, 5 pm, Carmes Chapel 3rd International Organ Festival – Christmas concert with Marc Giacone, organised by In Tempore Organi Information: 06 83 58 06 38

Thurs. Dec 28 – Fri. Jan 4...

Thursday 28, Friday 29, Saturday 30, Sunday 31 December and Tuesday 2, Wednesday 3, Thursday 4 January, 8 pm; and Friday 5 January, 4 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle des Princes The Taming of the Shrew by Jean-Christophe Maillot, performed by the Compagnie des Ballets de Monte-Carlo with the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster Information: +377 98 06 28 55

Sat. Dec 31 – Concert Piaf! Le...

Saturday 30 December, 8 pm, Monte-Carlo Opera – Salle Garnier Concert – Piaf! Le spectacle (Piaf! The Show) Information: +377 98 06 36 36

Sun. Dec 31 – New Years Eve...

Sunday 31 December, 9 pm to 3 am, Port of Monaco New Year's Eve festivities with DJs and fireworks at midnight Information: +377 93 15 06 02

Mon. Nov 27 – Cine-Club: screening of...

Monday 27 November, 7 pm, Saint Nicolas Church – Parish Hall Cine-Club: screening of Interstellar followed by a discussion Information: 06 80 86 21 93

Tues. Nov 28 – Presentation of Monaco-Matin...

Tuesday 28 November, 6 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Salle Camille Blanc Presentation of Monaco-Matin Eco Club awards. By invitation only Information: +377 99 99 30 00

Tues. Nov 28 – All the Art...

Tuesday 28 November, 8.30 pm, Variety Theatre All the Art of the Cinema – Screening of Vera Chytilovà’s film Daisies, organised by the Audiovisual Archives of Monaco Information: +377 97 98 43 26

Thurs. Nov 30 – Thursday Live Session...

Thursday 30 November, 6.30 pm, Grimaldi Forum Monaco – Espace Indigo Thursday Live Session with The Wanton Bishops Information: +377 99 99 20 20

Fri. Oct 20 – Sun. Nov 19...

From Friday 20 to Sunday 19 November, Port of Monaco: Funfair. For information, call: + 377 93 15 06 04

Thurs. Sept 7 – Sun. Nov 5...

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

DAILY NEWS

Grand Prix has €90m impact on economy,...

Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-27, Monaco Grand Prix 2012. Photo: Copyright Julien Reboulet
Jenson Button, McLaren MP4-27, Monaco Grand Prix 2012. Photo: Copyright Julien Reboulet
In a report just published, the Monegasque Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (IMSEE) evaluated the economic impact of the €90 million Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco. Over the four days and on a territory of two square kilometres, the benefit to Monaco amounts to €21.7 million in direct expenditure and €68.3 million in indirect spending. Only visitors coming for the Grand Prix and during these four days (May 25 to 28 2017) are taken into account. These figures confirm that the Grand Prix Formula 1 is the most important event held in the Principality, whose economic benefits, beyond the amounts, far exceed the four days of the event and go beyond borders of Monaco. The hotel sector benefits fully from this period during which hotels in the Principality have occupancy rates close to 100 percent. These four days represent a defining rendezvous of the year and a "good Grand Prix" is synonymous with a good year for the sector. The number of "participants" is estimated between 50,000 and 65,000 depending on the day, for a total of more than 200,000 over the period of May 25 to 28. The study shows that far beyond the stands, the spectators on the circuit in the city occupy terraces, roofs, balconies and boats. These ephemeral viewing positions generate significant economic spin-offs beyond mere ticketing. Many service providers and intermediaries benefit from the attraction of the event. The Grand Prix, unlike other events, has an impact on all economic players in the Principality; it's truly the Monaco Grand Prix, the rendez-vous of a whole country and a whole city that are transformed and organised for the occasion. The Grand Prix is also inseparable from the image of the Principality abroad. The benefits in terms of image and reputation are difficult to quantify but the event offers media coverage across five continents. Outside the borders of the Principality, the Formula 1 Grand Prix is economically reflected in the neighbouring region, both through the jobs it generates and through accommodation and companies solicited.

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Removal of vehicles parking illegally during Grand...

Photo: Facebook Gouvernement Monaco
Photo: Facebook Gouvernement Monaco
The Public Security Department, in charge of impoundment management, informs road users that as part of the 76th F1 Monaco Grand Prix, a special service will operate from Thursday, May 24, at 6 am until Monday May 28, at 9 am. In order to allow the smooth running of this event, this service will remove of vehicles in violation, especially in the case of an inconvenient parking. Offenders whose vehicles will have been removed must present themselves to settle the formalities of restitution, at the police station in Fontvieille, on avenue des Ligures, according to the following times: Thursday, May 24 and Friday, May 25: from 6 am to 10 pm. Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27: from 8 am to 10 pm. Outside these hours, offenders must go to the guard post of the Directorate of Public Security, at 9 rue Suffren Reymond. Phone: +377 93 15 31 31 (Fontvieille police station); +377 93 15 30 15 (Public Security main line).

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Prince Albert speaks to world leaders in...

Photo: The Plastic Oceans Foundation/David Jones
Photo: The Plastic Oceans Foundation/David Jones
Invited to the first Ocean Risk Summit, held in Bermuda from May 8 to 10, Prince Albert gave a keynote speech on the final morning session devoted to The Ocean in a Time of Change. This summit – sponsored by the (re)insurance company XL Catlin, in partnership with organisations such as the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Ocean Unite – brought together political, economic and environmental leaders alongside insurers in this multi-sector approach to ocean risk. After 2017, a year that was particularly marked by climate-related disasters, it is even more crucial to identify and anticipate the threats linked to the changes affecting the ocean, as well as the world's populations and economies. Covering two-thirds of the Earth’s surface and representing 97 percent of its biosphere, the ocean is a key issue both with regard to the conservation of the planet and to the emergence of a new era for society. Global warming, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, marine pollution, and habitat destruction are some of the real dangers that were discussed at the summit. By bringing together governments and businesses to an event where they had space for reflection, the Ocean Risk Summit’s aim was designed to present them with expert data and analyses, to measure their degree of exposure to risks, and try to find solutions in order to reduce the latter. During his speech, Prince Albert reminded the audience that our civilisation is turned towards the sea, which it used to build its foundations, due to its immediate geographical proximity, but also through the development of maritime trade. While 60 percent of the world's population lives under 60 km from the coast, and three-quarters of the world’s megacities are located close to the sea, almost 200 million people earn their living from the latter, directly or indirectly. Today, 80 percent of transcontinental trade is carried out by sea, thanks to freighters that can carry large quantities of heavy goods at a lower cost than air freight. The sea, both its surface and its depths, with the rollout of fibre networks for example, occupies a central position in the economic development of our societies. This use disturbs the balance of the marine environment, notably through overfishing and pollution, causing serious environmental degradation and depleting ecosystems. This is why, through his Foundation, Prince Albert actively supports the preservation of marine resources by working to create Marine Protected Areas and to raise the awareness of governments and opinion leaders about marine conservation. The Sovereign Prince also highlighted the importance of changing our economic model and moving towards innovative, sustainable solutions that allow for the reconciliation of humanity with the environment. In the past, the greatest advances resulted from serious crises. Therefore, it is up to us to bounce back, by working together to promote a regulated, sustainable, innovative “Blue Economy”, which generates thousands of jobs. The global, multi-sector approach proposed by the Ocean Risk Summit, through the prism of insurance and risk management, is in line with this. It is by sharing our knowledge of the oceans, by engaging in dialogue and exchanging our expertise that we shall fulfil this mission.

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http://www.monacolife.net/prince-albert-announces-new-award-with-nobel-sustainability-trust-and-global-green-investment-bank/

Monaco strengthens cooperation with International Red Cross

Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signs a Convention and Financing Agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross, represented by Balthasar Staehelin, Deputy Director General. Photo: DR
Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation signs a Convention and Financing Agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross, represented by Balthasar Staehelin, Deputy Director General. Photo: DR
On May 23, in Geneva, the Prince's Government and the International Committee of the Red Cross signed a Convention establishing a formal framework for cooperation to support ICRC field operations. A major player on the international scene, the ICRC has an exclusively humanitarian mission to protect and assist victims of armed conflict, with more and more resulting in serious humanitarian consequences. The ICRC mobilises 16,800 people in more than 80 countries to help victims affected by armed conflict and violence. The organisation has been a partner of the Prince's Government for many years in the implementation of humanitarian aid. One of the characteristics of contemporary armed conflicts is that they are often long-term, which raises new and numerous challenges in the management of these crises, but also in the long-term care of the population affected. Beyond immediate emergencies, these conflicts call for action inspired by long-term cooperation and development. Accordingly, the Prince's Government is directing its support to the ICRC's programmes in areas where conflicts are long-lasting. By formalising this long-standing relationship, the Principality reiterates its commitment to respect for international humanitarian laws, international human rights laws and fundamental humanitarian principles.

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http://www.monacolife.net/exhibition-retraces-70-years-of-monaco-red-cross/

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