AS Monaco Basketball suffered a disappointing 72 to 79 loss on Wednesday night against Spain’s Joventut Badalone in the Euro Cup 7 Top 16 playoffs.
When the two titans of a group go head to head, sparks are bound to fly. This was indeed the case when AS Monaco Basketball took to the court at an away game Wednesday against Joventut Badalone. Both the Monegasques and the Catalonians came out swinging and didn’t stop until the final buzzer.
The opening score was a magnificent three-pointer by Monaco and from there it is was a game of back and forth. The first quarter was all about the Red and Whites and the second was more for the opponents, mainly due to Badalone’s Macedonian powerhouse, Nedad Dimitrijevic, though Monaco did regain some points putting them within two points.
The team struggled in the third quarter, but saw some impressive shots made by Mathias Lessort JJ O’Brien and a Marcos Knight alley-oop. The deficit was felt by the lack of points scored by Captain Dee Bost, who only had two points on the entire night, a rare occurrence.
The Roca Team, whilst never too far behind, were simply unable to surpass the Catalonians. In the end, the score was 72 to 79, dropping them out of the Top 16 for the first time.
Marcos Knight was top scorer with 17 points, Rob Gray had 14 and Abdoulaye Ndoye came in with 13. The team made 26 shots out of 67 attempts and five out of 16 three-pointers.
“The Joventut deserved their victory. Badalone has a lot of size, we fought energetically to compete. They had open shots and they put them in,” said Coach Mitrovic after the match.
Roca Team has a shot at revenge when they face off against Badalone again on 2nd February on their home turf at Salle Gaston Medecin.
(By Monaco Life with AS Monaco Basketball press release, photo by AS Monaco Basketball)
[caption id="attachment_16533" align="alignnone" width="640"] Eric Rinaldi and Paolo Sari. Photo: The Bio Chef[/caption]
Paolo Sari, the only 100% organic and Michelin starred chef in Monaco, has signed an exclusive partnership with Eric Rinaldi, the last fisherman still working in Monaco. Mr Rinaldi’s catch will supply the bio chef's restaurants. However, to the delight of private customers, part of the catch will still be available at the "U Luvassu" fish shop in the Condamine.
The Rinaldi family have been fishermen from generation to generation in Monaco, and have always been recognised for the quality of their work in the Principality. While there were still six fishing families in Monaco in the 1980s, Mr Rinaldi is the last one to continue his passion every morning in the sea off Monaco onboard his boat "Dede".
This partnership fits perfectly with the values of the organic chef and his association, Chef Global Spirit: a local approach to food supply, which supports the producers, fishermen and respects nature with an environmental impact diminished to its minimum.
The Bio Chef's Michelin star tables offer menus made from products from a Roquebrune garden and the Monaco sea, something that goes beyond any existing label or certification.
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Monaco’s Automobile Club launched a brand new event this week, the e-Rallye Monte-Carlo. Running from Wednesday, October 12, and ending on Sunday, October 16, the e-Rallye replaces “Rallye Monte-Carlo des Energies Nouvelles” and “Rallye Monte-Carlo ZENN” (Zero Emission – No Noise), the club said.
Open to various categories of non-polluting and CO2-free vehicles, most powered by electricity or hydrogen (Fuel Cell), the e-Rally involves 35 crews who started their journey on October 12 at 2 pm from the postcard setting of a 12th-century castle in Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris. Over the past three days they've been driving the 1,000 km journey across the French countryside to make their way to Monaco, with the first crews expected to arrive in the Principality today, from noon onwards.
The Gala Lunch and Prize Giving Ceremony will take place Sunday at the headquarters of the Automobile Club de Monaco.
This first edition of e-Rallye Monte-Carlo is further proof that the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) is faithful to its long-term commitment of promoting renewable energy and sustainable development.
Christian Tornatore, the ACM General Commissioner, said: “In this area, ACM definitely opened the way by organising an Electric Rally around Monaco in 1995. With this new e-Rallye Monte-Carlo, which is the road racing equivalent to the e-Prix for single-seaters, the idea is to start from much further away, just as the authentic pioneers of Rally Monte-Carlo did in 1911. For this modern times version of a clean rally, with zero CO2 emission, we are all very pleased, at ACM, that the entry list is full, with new generation vehicles representing more than ten car manufacturers.”
In addition to electric vehicles entered by market leaders, such as Renault Zoé, VW e-Golf, Tesla Roadster and Tesla S, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3 and Citroën Berlingo, the “real stars of the show” will be the hydrogen (Fuel Cell) cars. “They are the ultimate clean cars and we are lucky that, for a world premiere, three Toyota Mirai and three Renault Kangoo, transformed by Symbio Fcell, will take part in this inaugural edition of e-Rallye Monte-Carlo," Mr Tornatore added.
Read e-Rallye Monte-Carlo full agenda.Article first published October 12, 2016.