While you are enjoying this nice summer weekend HelloMonaco selected the most interesting news covered last week to keep you updated.
Winners of the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery prize were announced on Friday night at the Xprize awards ceremony, held at the Oceanographic Museum. The international competition awarded teams for their ocean exploration technologies. The grand prize winner, who received $4 million, was Gebco-NF, a team based in the United States. Kuroshio, from Japan, won $1 million as the runner-up.
Monaco raked in 49 medals at this year’s Games of the Small States of Europe, which took place from 27 May until 1 June. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Montenegro joining the Games, the competition was held in Budva.
Together with the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Grand Prix are packed with celebrities. In May, the rich and famous flock to the Cote d’Azur: for example, the trio of Leonardo di Caprio, Brad Pitt and Quentin Tarantino on the steps of the Palais des Festivals overshadowed even the beauty of Marion Cotillard and Monica Bellucci!
On 3 June, the Civil Aviation Authority and Air Space Drone presented a preview of the FlySafe programme in Monaco. This unmanned traffic management (UTM) system will make it possible, from 17 June, to identify and monitor all flights of drones authorised to fly in the Principality, and to take civil aviation in Monaco into the digital era.
A shocking start to an early morning drive at 8.20 am on the road to Nice, just by the Jardin Exotique, as a 45 metre crane crashed down on the road. The motorist would have had to have braked sharply to avoid an accident.
It was a terrible crash with the earth trembling with the impact and a cloud of dust rising all around.
Since 1972, the 5th of June has been marked as World Environment Day, initiated by the UN. In 2019 World Environment Day focuses on air pollution, a major global problem that kills more than 7 million people a year and affects 9 out of 10 people who have to endure breathing polluted air.
The Princess Grace Hospital Travel Clinic is a consultation service open to anyone planning to visit a country or region where there is a risk of epidemics. The clinic invites potential travellers to take the medical precautions necessary to avoid contracting a disease during their trip.