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One more city has been added to the departure points of the new Rally Monte-Carlo Classique. Lisbon joins Barcelona, Bad Homburg, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Reims and Stockholm as a starting city, each with a maximum of ten cars.
This fun-only event celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Rally Monte-Carlo Historique, and F.I.A. or FIVA identities form will not be needed, Monaco’s Automobile Club says.
However, only exceptional cars, of a same model that actually participated in a Rally Monte Carlo between 1911 and 1980, will be accepted. The Rally starts on Wednesday, January 25. More information is available at Automobile Club de Monaco.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Prince Albert has warned the National Council that its criticism of his government’s management of the Covid-19 pandemic is unnecessarily escalating the tension and uncertainty surrounding the crisis.
The International Competition of Fireworks reached its climax on Saturday, August 12, with a display from Australia, but it was the Austrians who won the contest. Mayor Georges Marsan, surrounded by members of the jury, warmly praised the work of all the organisations for their technical and artistic prowess. Accompanied by his deputy, André J. Campana, President of the jury, he awarded first place to Steyrfire Austria, followed by Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics (Austrlia) and Arthur Rozzi Pyrotechnics (US). France’s 4 Pyragric picked up fourth place. [caption id="attachment_20470" align="alignnone" width="880"] The artificers of Steyrfire Austria with Mayor Georges Marsan and André J. Campana, President of the Jury. Photo: Mairie Monaco[/caption] Following the traditional pattern of four shows, each representing a particular country, France opened the competition on July 22, followed by the Austrians on July 29, then the US on August 5 and finally Australia on Saturday. Each show was evaluated according to strict scoring criteria ranging from pyro-musical design to final bouquet, through synchronisation, originality, choice of colours, choice of music – each criterion being rated from 0 to 10 points. It was a difficult decision in the face of shows that have all shown great qualities, the judges said. There’s still time for the general public to have a say with the opportunity to see or review each of the four shows online on www.monaco-feuxdartifice.mc. Viewers can then vote for their favourite. The firework team most favoured by the public will be awarded the Audience Award, which will be announced on Saturday, August 19 at midnight on the official website of the Competition. The jury, chaired by André J. Campana, Deputy Mayor, was composed of Claude Bollati Communal Councillor), Axelle Amalberti-Verdino (General Agent of the Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers – SACEM), Jo Bullit (Artistic Director of the Théâtre Fort Antoine/Artist), Séverine Canis-Froidefond (Director of Urban Planning and Mobility), Edmond Putteto, former head of restaurant at SBM), and finally Danielle Marchadier and Mathis Chatillon, both passionate about fireworks.