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Another link which shows that PA is not a mere attendee, but he also has strong links to the Aspen Institute (Home | The Aspen Institute) and various other organisations concerned with the Polar Regions.

The Symposium's attendee list is impressive and includes Alain Hubert (polar explorer and associate of PA), and Aleqa Hammond, born in Uummannaq, Greenland, and a politician there.
http://www.polarfoundation.org/uploa...aphies_web.pdf
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Damien Hirst and Shanghai Expo - Two Major exhibitions come to a close

The Damien Hirst exhibition "Cornucopia" closed on October 1st and attracted 482 419 visitors in 182 days.

The Shanghai Universal Expo's Monaco Pavilion exhibit will finish in a fortnight. It attracted two million visitors (and 3.3% of all visitors to the Expo).
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Prince Albert II Of Monaco Official visit in Genoa, Italy. October 19, 2010

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Albert has been in Genua today as he's been nominated as honorary member
of the Accademia Ligure di Scienze e Lettere (Liguria Academy of Science
and Arts).

On October 14, Prince Albert attended a second event (the other one can
be found above), the winners of the 2010 edition of the "Anna Lindh"
Mediterranean Journalist Award" were presented:


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 **
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PA should feel in his element at Genova (Genoa) because the Grimaldis came from that town/state.

"MONACO - Vivre ma ville" is the quarterly newsletter from the Mairie (Mayor's office) which is headed by PA's childhood friend, the current Maire, Georges Marsan.

Edito - Monaco Vivre Ma Ville

One of the articles is about the 15th European "Open Doors" / Heritage Days, and this year the Mairie has chosen as its theme ..... "SPORT" !!

Culture - Monaco Vivre Ma Ville
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Why did Genoa make Albert a honorary member of their academy of science?

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PA should feel in his element at Genova (Genoa) because the Grimaldis came from that town/state.
Grimaldis left Genoa 800 years ago, didn't they? But it is possible that Albert feels pirate blood in his veins. Weren't he ascendants pirates too?
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:09 AM
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PA should feel in his element at Genova (Genoa) because the Grimaldis came from that town/state.
Genoa isn't far from Monaco. At least there he can speak his native Monegasque language, and being understood by the many
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Places are always giving famous people awards to get them to come to their city. It gets the giver free publicity and feeds the ego of the receiver. I like PA, but I find all of these awards he is receiving laughable. Did he just invent the next penicillin? I am sure the Monegasques would prefer that he spend more time at home tending to business.
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Monaco itself likes its own award schemes, e.g. those of the Prince Pierre Foundation.
It seems to be fashionable to institute award schemes, or to receive many awards.

So far, so good. But FanofMonaco is right, I think - you can have too much of a good thing...
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Those honorary memberships are of course questionable, but at least they
are not Albert's fault as they are offered to him and it would be impolite
to refuse to accept them.. Famous people can become trophies collectors..


Today, Prince Albert visited the photo exhibition of Alain and Nathalie Antognelli
who have travelled through Greenland with a canoe to explore the climate
changed and to get to know the inhabitants.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery **
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Those honorary memberships are of course questionable, but at least they
are not Albert's fault as they are offered to him and it would be impolite
to refuse to accept them.. Famous people can become trophies collectors..


Today, Prince Albert visited the photo exhibition of Alain and Nathalie Antognelli
who have travelled through Greenland with a canoe
to explore the climate
changed and to get to know the inhabitants.


** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery **
This is impressive, never heard about them before.
Thanks to other posters for explaining why Albert got this award in Genoa. it makes sense. I guess PA is not the only person with this position getting so many awards like that. It can make a life tough to have to pick up them all.
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Ah yes, but PA seems to revel in travelling around the world, attending this or that conference or symposium, garnering publicity for his pet projects, and - inevitably - being showered with prizes and other "gongs" (as they call them in the trade :-))

But it's a harmless pastime, when all is said and done...
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It may be harmless, but to me it decreases his creditability and makes him look shallow. Maybe it's just his way to get free publicity for Monaco. I don't think he would look too good in Chanel.
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Hhmm... perhaps you're right - it could be construed as trying too hard.
But then, is he not by definition duty-bound to promote the principality?

And, no matter how many members of his staff spend large chunks of their lives promoting Monaco, PA is the one representative of "Monaco plc" everyone wants to see.
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Isn't it kind of rude to not accept an award?
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Further to the event about Greenland, Monaco's Direction of the Environment is mounting a photographic exhibition from October 21st, 2010 until January 3rd, 2011, on the theme of "climate change".

The title is (roughly): "Listen to the Greenlanders".

Nice image....
Accueil*>*Actualités*>*A l'écoute du peuple groenlandais(Fr)
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I think the Royal Family gets tons of requests each year and probably turn many down. Menton or Roquebrune begged them to go to their independence day celebration (from Monaco) this year and they turned that down. I saw PA did go later in the year for something else.
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See, that is why I would be a terrible Prince of Monaco. If I were Albert I would have went to Menton and Roquebrune and just driven through the streets in an open car shouting, "Miss us yet?!", "How high are your taxes?", "That independence didn't last long huh?!", "Tell me your sorry and maybe I'll take you back!"

A word about all the awards; I give Albert more credit than most because he has actually done his homework on the global warming/climate change/whatever they're calling it this month and he's actually put his money where his mouth is in some ways. However, all too often these awards involve the famous congratulating the famous for raising awareness -sometimes even raising awareness of the raising of awareness while no one is actually *doing* anything about the problem in question.
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It seems to me that PA's relationship with Menton, Beausoleil, Roquebrune and the rest seems rather cordial - after all, they are next door neighbours !!

The "raising awareness" lobby is to be congratulated, because without "flagging up issues" (yuk !!) there would be no publicity for the myriad of issues, and, hence, very little money would reach the "good causes".

Does anyone know whether Monaco has been at all affected by the revolts in its neighbour PACA ??
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