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Racing car enthusiasts have until the end of January to view the exceptional Bugatti Chiron, currently displayed at the Prince’s car museum.
The car is named after Monaco motor racing driver Louis Chiron, winner of the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix on a Type 51 Bugatti.
The latest model is a 1,500 horsepower car that claims to be the most powerful, most luxurious and fastest production car in the world (max speed 460 km/h). Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine in W, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be produced in a series of just 500 copies, with a price tag in the region of €2.4 million.
The three-month Bugatti car show began will end on March 10 at the Prince of Monaco Car Collection.
Meanwhile, the Monaco Post Office is issuing stamps featuring the Lotus 49, driven by Jim Clark to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967. Also featured will be a stamp commemorating the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Stirling Moss and Fangio, who was crowned world champion in F1 in 1954 and 1955. The stamps go on sale on February 19.
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Monaco’s overall crime rate fell sharply in 2017 from 2016, but within the overall figures are some notable exceptions.
According to the annual crime figures released on Tuesday, January 16, the number of enquiries into money laundering increased over the 12 months to a total of 188, compared to 127 in 2016, an increase of almost 50 percent.
The number of enquiries launched by SICCFIN, the body that investigates money laundering and other major financial crimes increased from 220 in 2016 to 293 in 2017. Meanwhile, the number of thefts through the criminal use of bank cards fell from 25 in the previous year to just eight in 2017.
The only other area in which there was a major jump in delinquency was possession of drugs, which went from 64 cases in 2016 to 121 in 2017. Drug dealing cases remained more or less stable, with five enquiries in 2017 compared to six in 2016.
[caption id="attachment_27194" align="alignnone" width="640"] Marc Obéron, Producer of the Festival, and Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, two students of Collège Charles III and other members of the Jury for the Children's Prize. Photo: DCI[/caption]
The Prince's Government has awarded two prizes in the seventh edition of the Short Film Festival, Le Temps Presse, on the topic of Sustainable Development Goals.
The ceremony took place on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the City Hall of Paris, in the presence of many leading figures from culture and sport.
As the partner of the Le Temps Presse (“Time is Running Out”) from its first edition, the Prince's Government aims to raise awareness among young people of major global issues.
The Children's Prize was awarded according to the votes of 3,000 students in Monaco, France and in the countries in which the Monegasque Cooperation is involved in aid programmes.
The winner was the animated film "The Present" by Jacob Frey, on the theme of disability, which has sparked huge enthusiasm among young audiences. The trophy was presented by Isabelle Rosabrunetto, Director-General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in the presence of several members of the jury, including two students from Charles III College.
The Student Award, created by the Directorate of International Cooperation, was awarded to the short film "Kapitalistis" by Pablo Munoz-Gomez, which, with humour, deals with the nonsense of our consumer society. The jury for this prize was made up of students from Sciences Po Paris, Menton Campus, (a partner of the Prince's Government) and other institutions of higher education in France.
Finally, the Women's Prize, which has been decided by the Princess Stephanie jury for several years, was awarded to director Viktor Miletic for his film "Bouge pas" (Don’t Move) on the hot topic of harassment.
The Prince Albert II Foundation also participated in the Festival as a jury member for the Rivers and Oceans Award.
Friday 30 June, 8.30 pm to 11.15 pm, Louis II Stadium – Gaston Médecin Omnisports Hall
1st Monte-Carlo Fighting Trophy, two world champions and four prestige kickboxing fights (K1 Rules)
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