Spring is in the air! And that means that summer is just around the corner. With vaccinations providing many people with a big dose of hope, SBM organizers are preparing for an eventful summer, with the protection of everyone in mind.
Although nobody knows what the future will hold and whether or not crowds will be able to gather together after 1 June, about 80% of concerts canceled last summer are expected to be rescheduled in July and August. If tourists can be welcomed back into Monaco by then, hotels, restaurants, casinos and concerts should be in full swing. (Fingers crossed.)
The Monaco Animal Shelter, located in Eze has grown in popularity compared to the previous year. This was due to the health crisis.
In 2019, people adopted only 15 animals from it, while in 2020, 106 animals were taken from the shelter. This large and dramatic increase in people’s interest in animals can be traced back to recent developments in the health care system. Animals help people cope with the loneliness that has become an integral part of the lives of the greater half of humanity trapped in their homes.
The Government of the Principality of Monaco has joined forces with the Monegasque Digital Security Agency, which is responsible for the security of the Principality’s information systems, to establish a new digital certificate service. What does it mean? In simple terms, it is an electronic signature added to an electronic/paperless document that is equivalent to a handwritten signature.
The purpose of this innovation is to show that a person has signed a document and that the document has not been changed.
A third wave of the epidemic is sweeping much of France including the Alpes Maritimes. Prime Minister Jean Castex announced a new four-week confinement from Friday, March 19th for the Alpes-Maritimes, in the face of the progression of the Covid-19 epidemic. It also applies to fifteen other departments.
This includes a lockdown in the Alpes-Maritimes department, 7 days a week, from this Friday midnight and for a period of 4 weeks minimum.
One of the oldest auction houses in the world will pay tribute to the fashion icon and legend Karl Lagerfeld, holding an auction of items from his residences. The venue chosen for the auction is the Principality of Monaco, and it is not by accident.
Two years after the designer’s death, his executor bequeathed the auction house Sotheby in Monaco to value and sell items from the residences of Lagerfeld. The auction will take place in the second half of 2021, following a two-month evaluation of the items belonging to the late Lagerfeld.
A recent study published by the Monegasque Institute of Economic Statistics (IMSEE) focussed on Public Service workers over the last year, during a period of economic and health uncertainty. Monaco’s Public Service workforce has been growing steadily since 2013 and reached 4,911 people on 31 December 2020, an increase of 2.8% compared to the previous year and 16.0% more than in 2013.
This is one of the most exciting periods in Formula 1, but there is no race! Why is that? It’s when all the sins of the prior season are forgotten, including Ferrari’s depressing last season’s results, and once again “Hope Springs Eternal”.
Hope in the form of a new vehicle, or better stated with modifications that the engineering teams bet on making their thorough-bred racing machines winners for the new season.
Top Marques promises to be the best international luxury car show ever in 2021. Now postponed to early September the organizers have put no brakes on their ambitions to show case the exceptional and ecological marvels too.
Postponed twice, the show will finally be held from September 1 to 5 with reportedly everything planned as if the virus did not exist. So it’s going to be a barn burner.
These 60 years have seen monumental change in the world of television – from the range and style of programming we enjoy; the different ways we are now able access it; to the actors, directors and creators we admire. The Festival has always been at the forefront of celebrating many significant moments that have taken place during this incredible journey.
The future for the small screen continues to be bright. And, as this next exciting new chapter begins, the Festival look forward to sharing the experience with you in Monte-Carlo from 18 to 22 June 2021.