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Phone Booths in Monaco: a Dying Breed

Covid-19: Dates for School Spring Break in Monaco Changed

Phone booths were once a strong symbol of public communication. A staple of the 20th century urban landscape, they are now a dying breed in many metropolises. Whether you associate them with nostalgia, pop culture (Dr. Who, Superman, Maroon Five) or see them as vandalized eyesores from a bygone era, phone booths have had their heyday and may still have a future as something new and enchanting.

Clean Electricity For Monaco’s Pavilion in Dubai’s Universal Expo

Clean Electricity For Monaco’s Pavilion in Dubai’s Universal Expo

Did you know that Monaco’s commitment to the environment extends to clean electricity for its Pavilion in Dubai in the Universal Exhibition which opens from October 1st, 2021 and continues to March 31st, 2022. 

In fact Monaco has installed almost 300 square metres of solar panels which will be supplying Dubai itself with clean electricity from the sun for the next several months. The idea is to generate enough clean energy before the Expo to then tap into the electricity network during the Universal Exhibition to supply Monaco’s Pavilion’s needs, thus compensating for its use. 

A mission to protect cetaceans supported by Monaco presents its first findings

A mission to protect cetaceans supported by Monaco presents its first conclusions

Scientists set out to protect cetaceans. To accomplish this task, during the first lockdown, they studied the bioacoustics of cetaceans for several months. The mission was supported by the Principality of Monaco.

Before and during last spring, scientists studied cetaceans in the heart of the Pelagos Sanctuary, which is the habitat of whales in the Ligurian Sea. The mission was named Sphyrna Odyssey and was met with support from Monegasque environmentalists. The results of the project were made public during Monaco Ocean Week.

The International University of Monaco received prestigious accreditation

The International university of Monaco received prestigious accreditation

Recently, the International University of Monaco received prestigious accreditation, making it one of the world’s 890 most recognized educational institutions. 

In the education world this accreditation is the equivalent of three Michelin stars in the restaurant business. Jean-Philippe Mueller, head of the International University of Monaco (IUM), does not hide his pride in having his institution accredited by AACSB (Association for the Development of University Business Schools). The American label, which was created in 1916, unites and creates a connection between the most prestigious business schools in the world.

Prince Albert’s views on Prince Harry and Meghan’s Oprah Interview

Prince Albert II

In a rare interview with the BBC, Prince Albert II spoke about his reaction to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, during which the couple discussed issues they had with the British royal family.

What’s new for AS Monaco supporters: performance center and clothes collection

Kind Donor Rescues a Football Field from Storm Alex to the Delight of Local Kids

Recently, AS Monaco officially received the keys to the main building of its Performance Center. The group of companies led by VINCI, the manufacturer, and represented by Lionel Dini, with Crudelli, Graniou, HEE, Garelli and the AS Monaco operations department, which led the project in collaboration with the local authorities and the architectural firm ARCH Monaco, have reached a new stage in the development of the AS Monaco new home, which is scheduled to be completed in summer 2022.

Champions for Peace launch #WhiteCard Campaign 2021

Champions for Peace launch #WhiteCard Campaign 2021

The Champions for Peace, an international group of high level sportspeople, have officially launched the 2021 #WhiteCard campaign. Under the motto “Behind each #WhiteCard, there is a story” they invite everyone to join peace-though-sport movement by sharing #WhiteCard pictures and testimonies on social media.

Access assured: Monaco is now fully Google compatible

Access assured: Monaco is now fully Google compatible
@ Photo by Caio from Pexels

Many people have been waiting for news on this subject and now we can officially announce that Monegasque Internet users have access to all of Google’s online services in the Google Play store.

This announcement is part of the ongoing development of relations between the Principality and digital leaders within the framework of the “Monaco Extended” programme and with the support of the Sovereign Prince on the occasion of his visit to Google Headquarters in California last year. H.S.H. the Sovereign Prince, accompanied by a Monegasque delegation, visited the Mountain View site to meet Google executives, discuss possible areas of collaboration with the Principality and the ways in which digital companies can make a major contribution to the environmental challenges facing the planet today.        

Monaco is going to collect rainwater for the irrigation of public areas

Panorama Portier Extension

In Monaco, a reservoir with a capacity of 600 cubic meters will be constructed below sea level close to the new district of Le Portier. The reservoir will collect rainwater, which will then be used to irrigate public areas.

SBM Chefs take part in a charitable initiative

SBM Chefs take part in a charitable initiative
©Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer

Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer is actively pursuing charitable actions to support the Monegasque medical profession during the Covid-19 health crisis, and also for years with the collaboration of the Group’s hotels with local associations such as the Guardian Angels of Monaco, MIR, Restos du Cœur etc. 

This April it is with the Solidarpole association that the Chefs of the Group are committing to a solidarity action intended for the Fourneau Economique in Nice, a humanitarian association that comes to the aid of the most disadvantaged through the distribution of meals.

Monaco Backs Activities for Children during Spring Break

Monaco Backs Activities for Children during Spring Break
The Princely Government continued the dialogue with the representatives of the parents of pupils enrolled in Monaco (APEM) during a meeting on Tuesday 6th April. Aware that the bringing forward of holidays from Friday April 9th to Monday April 26th may cause organizational difficulties for families, Minister of State Pierre Dartout, and Minister of the Interior Patrice Cellario and the Commissioner General responsible for the Directorate of National Education, Youth and Sports Isabelle Bonnal wanted to reassure the parents’ representatives.
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