Friday 15 December, 6.30 pm, Monaco Multimedia Library – Louis Notari Library Lecture on “Barbara, the Difficulty of Loving” by Stéphane Loisy, followed by an autograph session Information: +377 93 93 15 29 40
“Over the past weeks, individuals who are part of organised crime groups, have been stealing the identities of high-ranking personalities in the principality and trying to establish personal contact with them, through email, text or video-conferencing via a WhatsApp-type application,” the government said in a statement Friday.
The elaborate scheme uses signed official documents on official letterhead, with phone calls that can display the switchboard number of these institutions.
The set up, which targets "community leaders or people with responsibility", uses the pretext of an urgent financial matter and asks for money to be transferred to foreign bank accounts, particularly in Asia.
Monaco-Matin additionally reports that a known journalist was contacted by a fake Prince Albert through WhatsApp and asked for money to help free a local journalist, supposedly kidnapped by an Islamist group.
Police have launched an investigation.
The Department of Public Security is calling for the utmost vigilance:
• be very cautious and sceptical about this kind of unusual communication;
• carry out direct and certain verification;
• contact the Judicial Police Division in case of such requests: +377 93 15 30 15 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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As every year, the Pavillon Bosio Visual Arts School, also known as ESAP, will open its doors to the public for its traditional Open Day on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 6 pm.
Drawings, installations, video, volume, and collective and scenographic projects will be presented. Teachers and students will welcome and inform future candidates about the courses offered, which include a National Diploma of Visual Arts (equivalent to a 3-year University degree) and Masters of Visual Arts (a 5-year University degree equivalent).
Two sessions have been opened for entrance examinations and equivalence commissions. The first on Thursday, April 12, from 9 am, and Friday, April 13 (submission of applications before March 29). The second on Tuesday, September 4, from 9 am, and Wednesday, September 5, by appointment (submission of candidatures before August 21).
To register, candidates must be under the age of 24 on the date of the contest; have a baccalaureate (students in Terminale are admitted subject to graduation); or have attended or finished university studies in France or abroad.
Exceptional derogations may be granted to candidates with a professional background or studies in line with artistic studies (for non-graduates, the level of general education must be equivalent to a baccalaureate).
Non-francophone students must pass a written test in French.
The academic year will begin on Monday, September 24. The registration fee for the entrance examination is €30.
The school, which is located on the Rock, also takes an active part in promoting contemporary works and Monaco’s cultural vocation.
In an effort to raise public awareness about art, ESAP offers technical workshops “to those who would like to initiate themselves to art or increase the spontaneity of their artistic expression”.
Courses are taught by qualified art teachers and the programs offered follow specific pedagogical project guidelines.
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Minister of State Serge Telle, represented by Minister of Social Affairs and Health Didier Gamerdinger, chose the occasion of International Women's Day to honour Monaco’s female administrative staff with 20 years of seniority, as well as the new recruits of 2017.
This is a different approach by the administration, the Minister said in his speech, reaffirming the eminent place of the woman in modern society.
Minister Gamerdinger wanted to remind his guests of the leading role of women in the Public Service, adding: “You are a major component of the Administration, in every sense of the word. Some of you have already gained high responsibilities, and you, who have just entered the administration, can legitimately aspire to that, too.”
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Monday 15 May, 8.30 pm, Théâtre des Variétés:
"Napoli Eterna", lecture and show by Federico Vacalebre with the Symphonic Orchestra of Sanremo and Massimo Laguardia, tenor, organised by the Dante Alighieri association. Information: +377 97 70 89 47