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As the Beast from the East continues to grip Europe, the death toll from the extreme cold has reached 46 since last Friday, with 18 deaths in Poland alone.
On Wednesday, February 28, a total of 26 French Departments were placed on orange alert for heavy snow, including the Alpes-Maritimes, and two others for strong winds.
Burgundy and the Paris region were anticipating heavy snowfalls on Wednesday evening. The Météo France weather service has warned of difficult driving conditions in the South of France, with the bad weather slowly moving north. A low of -14.1°C was recorded at Fontainebleau on Wednesday morning.
The A9 motorway between Orange and Narbonne was closed by order of the local prefecture. By Thursday afternoon conditions in the southwest are expected to improve, with temperatures reaching 16°C in Bordeaux.
Monaco, can expect a daytime high of 9°C on Thursday and 12°C on Friday, with overnight temperatures of 2°C and 6°C. However, heavy rain and strong winds will continue to prevail.
Seven months ago, on August 1, 2017, the region was at the height of a heatwave when temperatures in the Principality reached 33°C.
A retrospective exhibition of the works of famed Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti is coming to the Grimaldi Forum this summer for the first time ever.
The Red and Whites took their fourth victory in a row after a brilliant showing Friday night against Olympique de Marseille, winning three to one at a home game at Stade Louis II.
AstraZeneca has warned that initial supplies of its Europe-bound Covid-19 vaccines will be lower than expected, sparking new concern over the rollout of inoculations.
Julien Ingrassia and Sébastien Ogier achieved a record-topping eighth win at the 89th Monte-Carlo Rally this weekend, beating out former record holders Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena.
Monaco-based animal welfare organisation TAF held its third meeting at the Maison des Association in Condamine this week…
Berit Legrand is no stranger to water; the Dane competes for the Monaco water ski team, although she is also a certified Stott Pilates instructor and has her blackbelt in jiu-jitsu. Berit founded the non-profit The Animal Fund (TAF) in March 2015 with a mission to protect, save and actively assist dolphins and whales that are victims of maltreatment, slaughter, pollution and overfishing.
A team of individuals with different cultures, backgrounds and work experiences, TAF is united in educating others of the danger and consequences of cruelty and extinction but to also report on progress made.
“It’s not just the whaling or dolphin industry that those beautiful mammals have to protect themselves against,” says Berit. “It’s indeed also pollution, climate change, loss of food sources, toxic substances and digesting of tons of plastic. What is there to be seen in nature if we ruin it all? And what will be left in a few years for our children?”
TAF’s meeting on Tuesday was attended by 37 people, and subjects of discussion included “shocking details” of how whales are spotted, tracked and massacred in the Faroe Islands, and the opening of a TAF branch in Luxemburg.
The next meeting is scheduled for September, with potential reports from the Plastic Group and the topic of over-fishing on the agenda. For more on membership, volunteer or donations, see www.theanimalfund.net