[caption id="attachment_29310" align="alignnone" width="640"] Presenting the Second Edition of the Monaco Ocean Week Bernard Fautrier, Vice-President and Managing Director of the Prince Albert II Foundation; Robert Calcagno, Director General of the Oceanographic Institute; Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation; Denis Allemand, Director of the Monaco Scientific Centre, and Bernard d'Alessandri, General Manager and General Secretary of the Monaco Yacht Club. Photo: Charly Gallo/DC[/caption]
The conference for the second edition of Monaco Ocean Week, which will take place from April 8 to 14, was held on Tuesday.
The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and its partners – the Monaco Government, the Monaco Scientific Centre, the Oceanographic Institute and the Monaco Yacht Club – reaffirmed their commitment to take action on threats to the environment, especially concerning the oceans.
The objective of the week of events will be to find solutions to protect the marine environment, particularly in the face of climate change. The programme will have for its watchwords “alertness, awareness and education” as the Principality brings together local and international experts, the scientific community, economic actors, voluntary associations and public authorities around one single goal: to engage for the protection of the ocean.
All info and the programme can be found at www.monacooceanweek.org
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The 9th Monaco International Meetings and the Mediterranean have just opened at the Oceanographic Museum, in the presence of Prince Albert, Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior and many prominent personalities.
Created by Elisabeth Bréaud, President and Director, this year's theme is “Artists and intellectuals in the Mediterranean, their places, their roles, their challenges.”
In his opening speech, the Sovereign Prince said: “Thanks to these meetings, it will be possible over two days to promote the artistic expression, the heritage, the philosophers, and the writers who were born on the Mediterranean in order to appreciate the impact of the artists who come from it or who speak about it.”
The inaugural lecture was then delivered by Jérôme Clément, former President of the Alliance Française Foundation, former President of ARTE and the National Centre for Cinema and Moving Image.
Prince Albert presented the important RIMM prize to Elias Sanbar, writer and Ambassador of Palestine to UNESCO since 2012.
Intellectuals and creative minds from the shores of the Mediterranean will exchange views over three round tables and try to renew their shared vision.
After the closing of the symposium on Friday, March 16, the screening of the film “Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces” will take place at the Théâtre des Variétés at 8:30 pm, in the presence of Egyptian director, Yousry Nasrallah, and in collaboration with the audiovisual archives of Monaco. Open to the public free of charge.
More information: www.rimm-mc.org
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Hercule Fitness Club, the new municipal sports club, will soon open in the Rainier III Nautical Stadium. Monaco Town Hall has unveiled the logo, representing a torso.
Work on the new space – managed by the Municipal Sports Service and Associations – began in September 2017 and will be completed in a few days. The fitness club will soon welcome its first members and will offer quality equipment and qualified professional coaching with programmes tailored to athletes of all levels.
The club will be open seven days a week, from 7 am to 10 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Single entry costs €25 and a card for 10 sessions is €200. Monthly membership is available from €170.
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