Lunchtime News Friday 14th January 2022


Defective PIP breast implants - TUV, the German certifier of defective PIP breast implants has been ordered in France to compensate 1,600 new plaintiffs of 23 nationalities, for a total of at least eight million euros. TUV had already been convicted in May by the Paris Court of Appeal and are expected to appeal the decision which was announced on Thursday. In a press release, they "firmly contest the judgment in that it has retained the responsibility of the notified body".

More than 10 years after the discovery of fraud within the Var manufacturer of breast prostheses founded by Jean-Claude Mas, whose death in 2019 put an end to the proceedings concerning PIP, legal proceedings continue against the German certifier, who had never noticed any breaches. The PIP breast prosthesis scandal erupted following an inspection by the National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products in March 2010. The number of women worldwide with PIP implants is estimated at 400,000.

Police carry out crack down on dangerous driving - Police in Monaco have cracked down on dangerous driving from some two-wheelers. On Thursday January 13th, stationed at several points in the Principality police stopped several offenders for dangerous driving, such as overtaking at high speed and not respecting the highway code.

Mimosa Festival cancelled – The Mimosa Festival in Mandelieu has been cancelled due to the health crisis. The city council announced its cancellation on Thursday. The event attracts thousands of spectators each year and was due to take place from February 15th to 23rd. However, the public will still be able to discover the open air exhibition at the Emmanuelle-de-Marande park where admission if free.

Extras wanted for Netflix production - The online video platform Netflix has announced that it's looking for extras in Marseille and the region for a new production. The "Transatlantic" looks back on the little-known story of Varian Fry. An American journalist who saved thousands of Jews during WWII from Marseille. Extras from 16 to 75 years old are needed and auditions are currently taking place until tomorrow Saturday 15th at 7pm to find out more go to www. Marseille is once again becoming attractive in terms of cinema. In 2020, nearly 385 productions took place.

Fight AIDS Cup - Riviera Radio is pleased to announce that the Fight AIDS Cup charity football match is back with a bang! Organised by Louis Ducruet and Romain Goiran this year's second edition will welcome a host of famous faces. All proceeds raised will benefit the Fight Aids Monaco charity association, founded by Princess Stephanie in 2004. The charity football match on January 24th at the Stade Louis II here in the Principality will see Prince Albert's Barbagiuans play against Princess Stephanie's Circus Football Club. An event not to be missed! Louis Ducruet will be telling us more on next week's Full English Breakfast show. Stay tuned!







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