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On Saturday, July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day. The national day marking the spontaneous start of the Revolution on July 14, 1789, overturning the monarchy and setting in motion the establishment of the Republic and laying the foundations of the modern French state, is the paramount historical annual event for all French patriots.
But since the islamist atrocity on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice two years ago, in which 85 people lost their lives, Bastille Day also signifies a tragic remembrance of so many innocent lives lost.
In the immediate aftermath of the outrage, in which a recent convert to radical Islam ploughed through the crowds of revellers in a rented truck, the blame game raised serious questions of accountability and responsibility.
Two years later, lessons have been learned. Security has been tightened. Intelligence improved. But an indelible sadness remains.
The tragedy of Nice on Bastille Day, 2016, remains etched in the memory. As France celebrates the preface to its bloody Revolution, few will forget July 14, 2016.
Breast cancer awareness organisation Pink Ribbon Monaco is hosting its 10th Pink Ribbon Walk in February, encouraging participants to turn out in their pinkest kit to exercise for charity.
An overview of the Monaco Red Cross has shown that while it was called upon heavily due to Covid in 2021, it still managed to revamp and modernise with the aim of heading into a brighter future.
The torch has been passed from Sergey Dyadechko to Aleksej Fedoricsev, marking the end of an unequivocally successful reign as chairman, upon which the latter now looks to build.
Prince Albert was joined by his children Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella for the annual boat burning ceremony of Sainte Devoté on a chilly, but clear evening on Wednesday.
For a while it looked as if AS Monaco would win an early game of the season against arch-rivals Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, July 29.
However, the first-half goal from Djibril Sidibe was cancelled out in the second half by Dani Alves, making his debut for PSG. Alves went on to help Adrien Rabiot head in the winning goal against the Ligue 1 champions.[caption id="attachment_19917" align="alignnone" width="640"] Djibril Sidibé scores in the first half. Photo: Facebook AS Monaco[/caption]
The Champions Trophy is traditionally the French season's curtain raiser, pitting the winners of the last French Cup against the holders of the Ligue 1 title. The capacity crowd numbered 45,000 in Tangiers.
Meanwhile, there is no confirmation that Kylian Mbappe will leave for Real Madrid for the princely sum of €180 million. However, the Guardian reports that reps for the 18-year-old are not only demanding Mbappe become the "best-paid player in the Monaco squad" by netting €7 million a year, like Falcao, but in addition to the annual salary, his agent, according to Le Parisien, is also asking for €1 million a month.