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Old 06-19-2006, 02:32 PM
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Team captain Prince Albert II of Monaco (R) kicks the ball during a soccer match between former and present members of the IOC's Athletes' Commission at the Juan Antonio Samaranch Stadium in Lausanne, June 19, 2006. The match was part of a series of activities celebrating the 25th anniversary of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Athletes' Commission. REUTERS/ARC/Jean-Bernard Sieber (SWITZERLAND)
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Old 06-19-2006, 02:44 PM
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Wonderful soccer photo's!
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:02 PM
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Well, even if he has put on a few pounds, it looks like he can still get around the soccer pitch pretty well!!
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:59 PM
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Great pictures! thanks for sharing... :)
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:27 AM
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Thanks for the pics tbhrc, I love football pics because they always make the funniest expressions !
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Old 06-22-2006, 03:01 PM
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I posted this in the CW tread, but it belongs here really. French magazine Le Point had an interview with Albert on account of his first year on the throne.

The interview can be read here:
http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/document.html?did=180237
and the introduction here:
http://www.lepoint.fr/societe/document.html?did=180236
Both in french...

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Old 06-22-2006, 05:08 PM
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Can someone translate?
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:31 PM
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New pics from EPA/ANP & Reuters

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Prince Albert II of Monaco speaks during the launch of the Prince Albert II foundation for the environment and sustainable development at the Palace of Monaco on Tuesday, 27 June 2006. EPA/ASM CORBIS OUT
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:37 PM
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From today's Yahoo!France
http://fr.news.yahoo.com/27062006/5/...fondation.html
it seems he created a new foundation concerning environnement's protection:) :)
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:59 AM
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Wow! At long last PA with the new glasses :)
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Old 06-28-2006, 08:02 AM
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Well ladies and gentlemen

It is time we gave our beloved credit for the good things he is doing, apart from his personal stuff. He is apparently if I understand correctly giving 20-30 million Euros every year to this scientific foundation. That has to count for something.
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"A moyen terme", il entend se doter d'un budget annuel oscillant entre 20 et 30 millions d'euros.
Maybe he will be remembered as times go by as the man who saved the Earth from distruction. The Earth sure is going through a hell of a lot these years. Let's all join him in his quest and do our tiny bits to save the earth. Walk instead of drive, recycle, pick up garbage in the woods, send nature loving light, force our governments to stop harmful Third World aid such as enormous dams that destroy precious farmland and forests which results in the flooding we now see all over, droughts and consequently famins, stop them from cutting down rainforests which result in more flooding and in hurricanes in America, etc.

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Old 06-28-2006, 10:00 AM
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Prince Albert of Monaco attends the Grimaldi Forum during the 46th annual Monte Carlo Television Festival held at the Forum Grimaldi, on June 28, 2006 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
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Old 06-28-2006, 10:43 AM
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Well ladies and gentlemen

It is time we gave our beloved credit for the good things he is doing, apart from his personal stuff. He is apparently if I understand correctly giving 20-30 million Euros every year to this scientific foundation. That has to count for something.

Maybe he will be remembered as times go by as the man who saved the Earth from distruction. The Earth sure is going through a hell of a lot these years. Let's all join him in his quest and do our tiny bits to save the earth. Walk instead of drive, recycle, pick up garbage in the woods, send nature loving light, force our governments to stop harmful Third World aid such as enormous dams that destroy precious farmland and forests which results in the flooding we now see all over, droughts and consequently famins, stop them from cutting down rainforests which result in more flooding and in hurricanes in America, etc.

Donna, the environmentalist
I like the idea of the foundation and apparently he is going to give some of his own money too, but what I would like to see from him too are those little bits that everyone can do. So instead of taking the mercedes limo to the conseil national (as he did the other day), which is a 2 minute walk from the palace (if even that), he should have walked. And maybe instead of saying that they are trying to encourage people to use public transport, how about doing it himself on occasion (and making it free of charge - you wouldn't believe how much rich people love to save money )? He said in his recent interview, that they are going to bring the incinary up to date, but how about closing it, since experts have stated quite a while ago that even after huge investments, it will hardly be brought up to standards and will be closed definetely in about 10 years. Sorry to be so negativ again, but if you want others to follow your example you have to be at least twice as good as you want them to be. Ad lets face it, Monaco is in comparisson to Germany still in the dark ages of environment protection. What is starting here and in France at present, has been done in Germany for over 20 years. Thus it amuses me that PA is consulting with environmentalists from France, who haven't managed to convince their own government, rather then consulting with experts from all over the world who have actually practical experience instead of just ideas of what could be done. I believe there are some experiments done in Iceland at present with regards to cars. Considering the amount of traffic and polution in MC, that should be one of the projects to take an interest in. Just my two cents.
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We are are testing buses run on hydrogen and it is working quite fine, except in the winter. The buses produce water that leaks on the streets which freezes and would make the roads very slippery if all cars ran on hydrogen. The buses were always breaking down in the wintertime, can't remember why. But they might have improved a bit. Since you don't have the problem of low temperatures in Monaco this could be ideal.

However our government has brought us back to the Dark Ages by building a huge hydrodam, destroying vast area and giving the electricity nearly for free to Alcoa's new alumininum factory. They say that we are so far under the Kyoto protocol that we can do a lot more polluting and build lots of more aluminium factories. Half of the nation is not happy with this. But the government doesn't listen and they have the support of the other half. I hope they won't be elected again.

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Ad lets face it, Monaco is in comparisson to Germany still in the dark ages of environment protection. What is starting here and in France at present, has been done in Germany for over 20 years. Thus it amuses me that PA is consulting with environmentalists from France, who haven't managed to convince their own government, rather then consulting with experts from all over the world who have actually practical experience instead of just ideas of what could be done.
Maybe his german isn't that great. But you are right he does so much travelling he could easily meet up with environmentalists from all over. Maybe he does and is just too shy to admit it. But environmentalists focus on their own country, usually, and Monaco is nearest to France, so perhaps they know a bit, although the french government doesn't acknowledge them.
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Old 06-28-2006, 12:15 PM
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http://tools.search.yahoo.com/langua...3fdid%3d180237

Part II

http://tools.search.yahoo.com/langua...3fdid%3d180236
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From the Le Point interview
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Monaco est aussi un acteur important dans l'humanitaire. Quels sont vos plans dans ce domaine d'action ?
Nous avons versé des fonds à travers l'association Monaco-Asie pour reconstruire en Indonésie le village de Sirombu sur l'île de Nias, entièrement ravagé par le tsunami. J'irai le visiter prochainement. C'est un projet qui me tient à coeur, il est beau.
Q: Monaco is also an actor on the humanitary stage. What are your plans for that area of work?
Albert: We have deposited funds into the Monaco-Asia association to reconstruct the village of Sirombu in Indonesia on the Nias island. The village has been totally ravaged by the tsunami. I'll be visiting it in the near future. It a project that's close to my heart, it's beautiful.

So he'll be in Indonesia soon, I presume...

And last, but not least: Le Point's poster boy :p (front page)
Picture (c) Franz Chavaroche - Nice Matin
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Ghislane Thanks. Such a beautiful well paced, down to earth interview. Great interviewer. You're right, this absolutely perfect for this thread. But totally disappointing for another one I can think of. Such a master of evasion and dispersion, illusionary behavior.
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Here is another article about P Albert's foundation for the environment protection.

http://www.lepetitjournal.com/content/view/6924/1257/
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Prince Albert is also on cover of Paris Match current issue. I'll try to get it read it and summarize/
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