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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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A one-day strike has been called for Carrefour supermarkets on Saturday, March 31. Force Ouvrière, the biggest trade union for Carrefour staff, has called for the strike in protest against a “strategic” plan announced in January that would involve the loss of 2,400 jobs in the company’s HQ.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, March 13, the union said the strike will involve its members working in the company’s convenience stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets, as well as in warehouses and the headquarters.
The date falls on Easter weekend and the industrial action is expected to result in shops being closed or operating only partially.
Michel Enguelz, a union representative, said that industrial action has already started at warehouses and shortages of some goods can be expected by the end of this week. He called on management to talk to the union to avoid further disruption.
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The Monaco-Ireland Arts Society will be performing two modern plays on Friday, March 16, Stones in his Pockets by Marie Jones, and Ritual for Dolls by George MacEwan Green.
With just two actors playing over a dozen parts, Stones in his Pockets is a comedic yet tragic take on the effects of the Hollywood dream in a small Irish town. Written by Jones, the play is a sad, hilarious and irresistible two-man show about the filming of a Hollywood epic in rural Ireland. A pair of extras, Charlie and Jake, tell the story by taking on all the roles themselves, an ingenious theatrical trick that has a political kick.
Entr’acte, Ritual for Dolls tells the story of four toys that lie forgotten in an attic, a tale that bursts with violence through the strait-lacing of Victorian society, as a golliwog, a toy soldier, a doll and a monkey with a drum each night re-enact the intense events in the lives of the brother and sister who had owned them.
The 8:30 pm event, which takes place at Auditorium Collège Charles III (parking opposite), is presented by the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society, now in its 24th year. “We are a small group of actors committed to presenting our local audiences with the works of Irish authors and playwrights.
‘We spend many months rehearsing our dramatised costumed play-readings and have produced evenings on Shaw, Wilde, Friel, Synge, and many other well-known authors.”
The March 16 evening, like all of the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society events, are free of charge. “We rely on the memberships to continue our work.”
Membership to the Monaco-Ireland Arts Society is only €15/year. Download an application form here.
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A clash of personalities may be the root cause of the falling out of two colleagues at the Pulcinella restaurant in Monaco that resulted in a 30-year-old Italian of Albanian origin fatally stabbing his colleague, investigators believe.
Ricard Nika has confessed to killing Alfio Fallica, also 30, and Sicilian, on the evening of February 24. Mr Nika, a waiter, has been described by co-workers as taciturn and unstable, and also ambitious, but so far no one has been able to identify the real reason for the killing.
Nika remains in custody in Italy and has said nothing since his arrest in Bordighera, accept for admitting the facts, according to reports.
Twelve days ago, the body of Alfio Fallica was found in a pool of blood in the wine cellar of the popular upmarket restaurant on 17 rue du Portier at 5:30 pm on Friday night, and investigators believe he had been ambushed and stabbed to death. The two men had, reportedly, had a difference of opinion about a month before the incident, colleagues have said.
The director of a large international company offering diet products has been found guilty of drunk driving and insulting and assaulting police officers.
The Monaco Criminal Court was told that the defendant had decided to celebrate International Women’s Day with a friend and had drunk considerably more than he should have. His Porsche Cayenne hit a barrier on ave des Castelans in Fontvieille with enough violence for the airbags to be detonated. When getting into the ambulance with his passenger, the driver lashed out with his feet, the court was told.
Later, when sober, he denied his actions. The President of the court pointed out to the accused that it was not his first offence for drunk driving, but his third. His defending lawyer said that his client, a doctor, suffered from psychological problems. An order for him to undergo professional treatment would be welcome, she said. Sending him to jail would cause significant problems as he was a director in charge of one hundred scientific researchers and other employees.
However, the court decided to follow the request of the prosecution, and sent him to jail for two months.