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Glad to see the pics of PA looking trimmer slimmer on Jaya's perpetual rituals of a correct diet and physical fitness.We do want Pa parmi nous after all and norar risk for stroke or heartattack which being overweight can lead to.
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Do you think Albert would speak if he go. He do look good.
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Prince Albert honors Tracy Mattes as inspirational resident

I just have to share this. This is a really inspirational story for any athlete, especially women. This woman was a top athlete training in Monaco and after suffering an injury she enacted an amazing "Plan B." Not only did she returned to school and received a masters degree graduating the top in her class, but she also developed and initiated a plan that will alleviate hardship for other athletes. She’s truly inspirational and an asset to Monaco! Here’s a picture (Prince Albert, Tracy, Stelios Haji-Ioannou) and a link to the full article.

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Tracy Mattes, who was raised in the USA, is one of these inspirational residents. After an international career as a high earning athlete, which meant training six to eight hours a day and a second career presenting and producing the evening news at NBC she has been living in Monaco for four years. She came to the area after being invited to the Principality to train for the Modern Pentathlon which ended up turning her life around. Unfortunately a horse riding accident resulted in a fracture in her hand and put her out of action for competition.

Tracy took the unwanted rest initially with difficulty but her determined spirit prevailed and eventually she decided to hone her business skills completing an MBA, where she finished top of her class, earning her the Valedictorian Award, which HSH Prince Albert II and Greek tycoon Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a Monaco resident, presented her with at her graduation ceremony. At the same time she came up with the idea of a business plan for a scientific Olympic Sports Training Centre in the region to help athletes prepare for high level competition. The centre would help coordinate training schedules at the many high level sporting facilities in Monaco, offer services like nutritional advice, health plans and accommodations for athletes in training, something that she had identified as missing throughout her well travelled career which spanned fifty three countries.

Although athletes like Tracy can earn a million dollars a year on the circuit, she says the life is a hard one and not all celebrity and limousines which is why she wants to get this training centre in place. “There was a lot of hardship in between races, there were times you didn’t know how you were going to get from one to another, but it always turned out to be an adventure. What we are creating here in Monaco, is something us athletes wish we would have had during our careers."
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Prince Albert in U.S. this week

It seems that Prince Albert is currently in the U.S. until Thursday. Here’s the link to a French article in the Nice Matin.

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Sunday, 23 Sept 07, he is the guest of honor at a dinner in New York organized by Dr. Tim Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation.

Monday, 24 Sept 07, he will participate in a plenary meeting at the Un about climate change.

Tuesday, 25 Sept 07, he will give a speech at the opening of the 62nd UN General Assembly. He will also be at a reception for George and Laura Bush followed by a dinner hosted by UN Secrétaire Général Ban Ki-Moon.

Wednesday, 26 Sep 07, he will leave in the morning to go to Washington D.C. to inaugurate the Monaco Embassy. He will meet with the Monaco cousulars from the following offices: New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco.

Thursday, 27 Sep 07, he will have breakfast organized by the UN Foundation in the presence of Senator Ted Turner. Them he will have a meeting between the (Clinton Global Initiative and la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:11 PM
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It seems that Prince Albert is currently in the U.S. until Thursday. Here’s the link to a French article in the Nice Matin.

Summary of the article:
Sunday, 23 Sept 07, he is the guest of honor at a dinner in New York organized by Dr. Tim Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation.

Monday, 24 Sept 07, he will participate in a plenary meeting at the Un about climate change.

Tuesday, 25 Sept 07, he will give a speech at the opening of the 62nd UN General Assembly. He will also be at a reception for George and Laura Bush followed by a dinner hosted by UN Secrétaire Général Ban Ki-Moon.

Wednesday, 26 Sep 07, he will leave in the morning to go to Washington D.C. to inaugurate the Monaco Embassy. He will meet with the Monaco cousulars from the following offices: New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas and San Francisco.

Thursday, 27 Sep 07, he will have breakfast organized by the UN Foundation in the presence of Senator Ted Turner. Them he will have a meeting between the (Clinton Global Initiative and la Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.
He's staying at an Upper East side upscale hotel.
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Pic 21.9.2007

Albert at the rugby match between France and Ireland that was part
of the rugby worldchampionship 2007 in the "Stade de France de
Saint-Denis". Nicolas Sarkozy, Bernard Lapasset and Michèle Alliot-Marie
can also be seen on the pic:

Albert 21.9.2007
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:17 PM
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Thanks MyAdia for all of the really great info. Looks like things are working good for PA.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:22 PM
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Ted Turner isn't a senator. He owns CNN and a bunch of other cable networks and has a US $1b environmental fund.
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Ted Turner isn't a senator. He owns CNN and a bunch of other cable networks and has a US $1b environmental fund.
Thinks pinklady. For a minute there, I thought I missed Ted getting elected.
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Albert II, Prince of Monaco addresses a high-level climate change
meeting at the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations
headquarters in New York, USA, on 24 September 2007. Tomorrow,
the General Debate of the 62nd United Nations General Assembly
will begin. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Pic 1 *** Pic 2
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:26 PM
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I just have to share this. This is a really inspirational story for any athlete, especially women. This woman was a top athlete training in Monaco and after suffering an injury she enacted an amazing "Plan B." Not only did she returned to school and received a masters degree graduating the top in her class, but she also developed and initiated a plan that will alleviate hardship for other athletes. She’s truly inspirational and an asset to Monaco! Here’s a picture (Prince Albert, Tracy, Stelios Haji-Ioannou) and a link to the full article.
Thanks for the info MyAdia! She is an excellent example of a true sportswoman who really has used her academic and her athletic talents to achieve something -- not in a selfish way, even though sports is number 1 for her -- but she is helping to develop something that's really useful for other athletes too. Amazing woman! I like that her idea was received so well by investors in Monaco that she won first place prize and the financiers are using her ideas to develop a World Class Olympic Training facility in Monaco! This is refreshing!

I am really impressed that this athlete is also a philanthropist and is doing work with Jaguar Sports Corp. working on programs to help alleviate poverty in African countries like Malawi! That's her contribution to making the world better -- she's helping those less fortunate than her and in sports area she is helping to create something for others that she wished she had during her career as a top athlete. She's a great example of someone who combined charity with the promotion of sports in Monaco!

I think she is a true credit to Monaco and it's great that she was recognized for her athletic, academic and charitable achievements!

It will be great to see more about the charitable efforts and sports promotion activities she'll be working on for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa! I hope we see Prince Albert recognizing those activites as they unfold too!

Thank you truly for that refreshing and inspirational article about this amazing athlete. It's great to see that Albert really does have some solid and credible talent in Monaco who are using their fine education, talent and ability to promote sports and other worthy causes and he took the time to praise her achievements publically!

She is a fantastic and refreshing alternative to 'just a pretty face'.

You can't beat that, a top sportswoman with real brains who can walk the walk -- instead of giving mere lip service about what all the things she wants to do!

Does anyone know if Tracy Mattes will actually be the one working on the project to get this world class facility up and running?
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Albert at the rugby match between France and Ireland that was part
of the rugby worldchampionship 2007 in the "Stade de France de
Saint-Denis". Nicolas Sarkozy, Bernard Lapasset and Michèle Alliot-Marie
can also be seen on the pic:

Albert 21.9.2007
Yes they can be seen, but not close to Albert. And this time no friendly pics and smiles all over...
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Are there any pics of PA's visit to the USA for those of us whom do not get a chance to go there. it must certainly be interesting
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Are there any pics of PA's visit to the USA for those of us whom do not get a chance to go there. it must certainly be interesting
Iceflower posted pictures three posts up. Here are three more pictures of him at the Climate Summit at the UN.
Giving Speech
Listening to a reporter's question
Shakeing hands

Also, here’s a video (Prince Abert isn't featured) from Monaco Press Center describing Monaco’s New York Consulate’s office (if the video doesn’t come up automatically, select the tab actualité, the date 24 Sept, and the video Consulate de NY from the list).

From that same date, there’s a video under breve (22 secs into video) of Prince Albert attending a French-Monaco Association meeting in Monaco.

Again, under the same date, the video Faune et Flore shows a lecture that Prince Albert attended in Monaco (he appears briefly about 16 secs into the video).
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This meeting at the United Nations is a huge step for the environment and I am thrilled that Prince Albert is participating actively in it. The more heads of state that can unite in their efforts to help out planet, the merrier. His foundation is taking off and I hope his efforts keep him focused so that a lot can be accomplished and others will follow in his footsteps.
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Great pics MyAdia, thanks for posting!

Prince Albert II (L) listens to US President George W. Bush as he addresses the
62nd session of the UN General Assembly 25 September, 2007 at the United
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Below are links to the video and written version of Prince Albert’s speech (English and French) to the UN General Assembly. There was some discussion about Prince Albert’s influence on the world stage. Is he taken serious? Do people really care what he says? One indication is who listens, how attentive do they listen, or how many listen to what he has to say. So, check out the audience as he speaks. But, a fairer assessment is to look at the audience for other speakers. An even fairer comparison is to look at audiences for both smaller and larger nations (or more controversial or less controversial ones).

Here’s a list of all speakers of the General Debate for Tuesday 25 September session (you probably have to select 25 Sep from top). Monaco is farther down the page during the 15:00 – 19:00 afternoon session. Also, realize speakers who speak at the beginning of a session have a slight disadvantage in attracting a larger more attentive audience. Of course, a great frame of reference is the Secretary-General’s, Mr. ban Ki-moon, opening speech – the audience is full (actually check out his speech, it’s pretty good).


Prince Albert II of Monaco addresses the 62nd session of the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 at United Nations headquarters. Pic1 - Pic2
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MyAdia, I wasn't able to see the speech and the discussion. I'll try again. I'd like to see it.

PA does seem to have slimmed down a bit--shows in his face. He looks somewhat weary and beleagured. I wish him luck.
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MyAdia, I wasn't able to see the speech and the discussion. I'll try again. I'd like to see it.

PA does seem to have slimmed down a bit--shows in his face. He looks somewhat weary and beleagured. I wish him luck.
I had to use Realplayer to hear Albert speech but, mind was in french. Prince Albert look good slim down good job Albie! Keep up the good work.
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This is when he looks like a head of state. Unfortunately I couldn't hear his speech but he looks passionate and serious. I think when he shows up with Charlene and other women they distract rather than help his image. I would like to see him show up more at events without them - alone. I think also he goes to too many black tie events. He looks more like a ribbon cutter than a head of state. I want to see the UN type of image more and leave the women in his private life home and out of the photo ops. JMO
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