Lunchtime News Wednesday 20th October 2021

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Bouncer saved by bulletproof vest - A bouncer of the well-known night club in Old Nice the Blue Whales, has been saved by his bulletproof vest. The incident occurred during the night from Tuesday to Wednesday when the employee was assaulted in front of the establishment. An investigation has been opened by police.  

Law professor and a magistrate in Monaco killed in road accident - The victim of Tuesday’s fatal road accident on the Moyenne Corniche has been identified as Jean-François Renucci a law professor at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and a magistrate in Monaco. The accident occurred on Tuesday morning shortly after 9.30am when the motorist lost control of his car crashing into a cliff near Eze before bursting into flames.

Monaco on track to be the “little” NASA of the French Riviera - Is Monaco on the way to becoming the "little" NASA of the French Riviera? Little is known about it, but Monaco is home to some of the most advanced companies in space technology. A few days ago, the Monegasque government announced the creation of a "Monegasque space affairs office". The objective is to promote know-how outside the Principality. A task already very advanced thanks to the strong links with NASA. For Frédéric Genta, in charge of the Digital Transition within the Monegasque government, "this recognition is fundamental". “It has been fifteen years since Monaco developed the industry around satellites” as Genta specifies adding that it’s "fundamental in terms of sovereignty".

About fifty people currently make a living from the industry in the Principality. Companies in the sector already established in Monaco have regular contact with NASA. The companies have research laboratories in Monaco and in Los Angeles. The CEO Francesco Bongiovanni of one of the companies “Orbital” says "we have recruited five engineers here in Monaco. Our laboratory occupies three hundred square meters, there is research and production equipment." He goes on to explain; our job is to develop miniature satellites with the vocation of providing data on the environment, education and climate.

Latest poll shows that purchasing power is main concern for French ahead of elections - According to the latest Elabe poll published today Wednesday 20th October ahead of the presidential election of 2022 the French are most concerned by purchasing power followed by security and immigration third. For 45% of French respondents purchasing power is a priority.  While purchasing power has increased since the start of Emmanuel Macron's mandate, nearly six in ten French people (57%) say they feel that it has, for them, fallen since 2017.

 

 

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