Monaco’s State Property Authority is selling cars that have either been abandoned or which are no longer required as part of the Principality’s motor pool.
A full list of the vehicles is available in the State Property Authority office, located on the fourth floor of 24 rue du Gabian, from 9:30 am to 5 pm daily, with a deadline for submitting offers by noon on Friday, March 16.
In a note attached to the offer, the State Property Authority warns that successful bidders may not have an easy ride when trying to register vehicles in France: “Applicants' attention is drawn to the difficulties they may encounter when registering their vehicle (s) abroad, particularly in France, especially since the French prefectures have modified the registration procedure.
“The Estate Administration will give the successful purchaser all the documents in its possession. The contractors expressly and irrevocably waive all remedies against the State of Monaco, amicable or judicial before any jurisdiction of the Principality or foreign and any claim for reimbursement and/or compensation in any capacity,” the Authority says.
Buyers looking for a forgotten Ferrari or lost Lamborghini will be disappointed. Most of the 83 vehicles being offered were registered before 2005 in France. With the exception of vehicles that do not have registration plates, their provenance has been checked by the Monaco authorities.
One stand-out on offer is a Harley Davidson motorbike, which is being offered with a minimum bid of €1,500.
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MonacoTech, Monaco Telecom and the Festival Printemps des Arts joined forces on Tuesday, February 13, to offer a conference on IanniX software and an electroacoustic concert in the premises of the "startup program".
Intended for digital creation, this highly innovative project, mixing new technologies and electronics, was presented to interested startups.
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Inspired by the work of Iannis Xenakis and designed by Thierry Coduys and Guillaume Jacquemin, this open-source graphic sequencer makes it possible to generate, manipulate and interpret scores for digital art. Easy to use, it draws and spatialises sounds and controls light, video and, more broadly, all artistic media.
As part of the next Spring Arts Festival, workshops will be held in March for artists, students, amateurs and anyone interested in new technologies. Some projects may be selected to be produced as part of the 2019 festival.
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In 2010, Natasha Frost-Savio set up Pink Ribbon Monaco, a non-profit association which raises awareness on methods of early breast cancer detection and prevention through various campaigns. One of its main events is the annual 5-km charity walk that takes place this year on Sunday, March 11, at 10:30 am.
The idea for Pink Ribbon Monaco came to Natasha – who recently co-founded with her husband the Blue Coast Brewing Company – when she felt that not enough was said about a disease that "affects/has affected/will affect everyone at some point".
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“Early detection can save lives, and it broke my heart to know that so much suffering could be prevented by a free – albeit unpleasant – quick exam. Here in Monaco at the Princess Grace Hospital (CHPG), we are fortunate enough to have an amazing team of specialists and a state-of-the-art mammography system.”
For women who work or live in Monaco, free exams are offered from the age of 50, five years before many others countries commence screening. Contact the CHPG screening centre for information.
The cost to register for the 7th Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk is €30, a contribution which helps to illuminate various Monegasque landmarks in October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as to organise informative Q&A conferences and other campaigns in Monaco, and assist the Centre de Dépistage du CHPG (Princess Grace Hospital Screening Centre) led by Dr Daniel Rouison.
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Registration can be done online but also in person right up until the walk starts (“No excuses!” says Natasha). This year, the Running Expo, with shops and animations in conjunction with the 10 km Monaco Run also taking place on March 11 – will be held in Port Hercule, Saturday from 10 am to 7 pm, and Sunday from 8 am to 12:30 pm. Here, participants can pick up pink T-shirts as well as bibs on which personalised messages of support “to the person whose courage and strength have touched you” can be written.
All children are welcome (free for under-13s) and, as Natasha points out, “even if there are a few steps on your way to the Palace, it is a fun and easy walk!”
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Known for its energetic ambience and “pink dress code” (“anything goes”), the Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk has become an eagerly awaited event, with some participants this year coming from Avignon.
“This association means a lot to me, as I hoped to create a few days when women could get together, be silly in pink costumes while raising awareness about a terrible disease, but one that can be beaten,” Natasha shares.
“The Pink Ribbon Monaco Walk is a day when we can have fun, enjoy life, celebrate others and praise the strength of our friends and family who are fighting or have fought breast cancer. Taking the seriousness away for a minute, to celebrate life. I have so much admiration for all these ladies."
But as Nathalie reminds all ladies, “Check your breasts regularly just in case you feel something abnormal and if you do, do not brush it off – talk to a specialist. Just don't put it off.”
Pink Ribbon Monaco needs volunteers on the day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Article first published February 13, 2018.
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Sunday 16 July at 5 p.m., Cathédrale de Monaco:
12th International Organ Festival with Olivier Vernet, organ and Mūza Rubackytė, piano, organised by the Department of Cultural Affairs.
Further information: +377 98 98 83 03