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Long-serving administrator appointed Director General of Department of Social Affairs Valérie Viora-Puyo, Director of Human Resources and Public Service Training, has been appointed General Manager of the Department of Social Affairs and Health, effective from March 12, 2018. She succeeds Virginie Cotta.
A graduate of Commerce and Business Administration at Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, Ms Viora-Puyo joined the Administration in 1987 as the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior. She was employed at the Secretariat of the Department of Public Works and Social Affairs from 1990 to 1995.
In 1995, she joined the Secretariat of the Department of the Interior where she held various positions before being appointed Technical Advisor.
In 2004, she became Secretary General of the National Council and then Director of Human Resources and Training in 2010.
"Attentive to the modernisation of the Administration, I pay particular attention to the human component," she said.
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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 delegation from Huawei, Monaco Telecom's partner, led by Vincent Pang, CEO Europe, visited the Principality on Monday, March 12, to work on future collaborations, particularly in the context of Smart City development.
The Monegasque operator and the provider of digital solutions in terminals, networks and cloud, for operators, businesses and consumers, have been working together since 2013.
Thanks to this long-standing partnership, Monaco Telecom has developed the 4G mobile network enabling the opening in Monaco, in April 2017, of the world's first mobile network offering up to 1 Gb/s.
Developments to improve coverage in the Principality made it possible in January of this year to place Monaco Telecom at the top of the rankings of 290 global operators according to 4GMARK – an ultra-precise measurement tool that offers a complete benchmark of quality of service connection on smartphones.
Five short-term road closures are due to take place between late October and November 10. In each case, the work will be carried out overnight to minimise inconvenience for residents and road users.
Parts of avenue Saint Michel will be closed from 8 pm on October 27 until 3 am on the following day, and rue Grimaldi will be closed during the same hours from rue Princesse Caroline to Place d’Armes.
Near the Odeon Tower, boulevard de Tenao will be closed November 3 from 8 pm until 6 am November 4, from the Tower to the mini roundabout behind the Chateau Perigord, and again from 8 pm until 6 am 0 on the following night.
The avenue du Port will be closed in its entirety from 8 pm on November 3 until 8 pm on November 5, while the boulevard d’Italie will be fully closed from Sunday, November 6 at 8 pm until Thursday, November 10 at 6 am.
In all cases, the work involves the relaying of asphalt.
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Monaco’s Air League is holding a fundraising evening on September 6, from 6 to 8 pm, by the kind permission of Sir Stelios Haji-Ionnou, patron of the Air League of Monaco. The highlight of the evening will be presentations by two accomplished pilots: Melanie Astles, and Quentin Smith. Melanie is the first female pilot ever to have joined the Red Bull Air Racing Team. A world champion aerobatic pilot, she has won the French aerobatic championships more than once, and is training to be a French Air Force pilot. Melanie is from Monaco and Cap d’Ail and is “looking forward” to speaking to junior members.
Quentin, who will give a short talk, runs a successful helicopter training and maintenance centre. He is a two-time Helicopter Freestyle Aerobatics World Champion, the first person to circumnavigate the globe in a piston engine helicopter and the first person to fly to both North and South Poles by helicopter. He is also one of a small number of pilots to have survived ditching an aircraft in the South Atlantic.
Drinks will be available at €20 each and payment is via an honesty bar, with all proceeds going to the Air League of Monaco. The event will be held on the terrace of easyGroup Holdings Ltd., Avenue de la Quarantaine.
Places limited. Contact to confirm attendance: Vanessa Ilsley - email@example.com or Susan Webb: firstname.lastname@example.org
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