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‘Poker turns woker’: Media promotes Dutch designer's gender-neutral playing cards, but critics see only jokers

A young Dutch designer has managed to land gushing feature stories by international media on her new gender-neutral deck of playing cards, but the latest achievement in political correctness was met with yawns and mockery. Stories by Reuters, the UK Daily Mail and other outlets detailed how Indy Mellink, a 23-year-old forensic psychology graduate, became troubled by the fact that the face cards in a standard deck give more value to a king than a queen. “Even subtle inequalities like this do play a big role,” she said. In response, she designed a gender-neutral deck with the king, queen and jack replaced by gold, silver and bronze cards. Mellink has reportedly sold about 1,500 decks of the new GSB (gold, silver, bronze) cards. The idea evoke...

Participation of H.S. Prince Albert II at One Planet Summit event

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco participated today in the #OnePlanetSummit organised by France, bringing together international leaders to discuss the major issue of biodiversity preservation. During the session dedicated to the protection of marine and terrestrial areas, the Sovereign was able to evoke the example of two initiatives developed in the Mediterranean with the support of His Foundation: The MedFund dedicated to the preservation of marine protected areas and Beyond Plastic Med - BeMed dedicated to the fight against plastic pollution. The Sovereign recalled that to act for the preservation of the seas and forests is to act for the survival of humanity....

‘Scotland will be back in EU after independence!’ says SNP leader, as party pledges to vote AGAINST Brexit deal

The leader of the Scottish National Party in the UK Parliament has slammed Boris Johnson’s trade deal with the EU and vowed to vote against it in a complete U-turn on Brexit. Speaking on Wednesday, Ian Blackford, SNP leader in Westminster, said that Scotland would soon be heading back into the European Union, having seen the PM’s “bad Brexit deal.” “It’s the people of Scotland that are sovereign, and it’s the people of Scotland that will determine to take them back into the European Union with independence,” he stated during the five-hour debate on the European Union (Future Relationship) Bill in Parliament on Wednesday. The SNP MP had already been cautioned by the speaker of the house for repeatedly interrupting Boris Johnson during hi...

French fashion designer Pierre Cardin dies at 98

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin died Tuesday at the age of 98 at a hospital in Neuilly in western Paris, his family told AFP. Cardin was born in Italy in 1922 but emigrated to France as a small child. He was known for overhauling the fashion industry by successfully licensing his brand name and making savvy business moves. Cardin was long hailed for his visionary creations but also for bringing stylish clothes to the masses. In the 1960s and '70s he upended traditional fashion with his futuristic, avant-garde looks....

PERSEVERANCE AND CONSISTENCY REWARDED. TRIBUTE PAID TO SEAEXPLORER-YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

Yacht Club de Monaco Winter Cocktail I YCM Awards – Trophée Credit Suisse The traditional Winter Cocktail, which welcomes new members before the YCM Awards – Trophée Credit Suisse are presented, went ahead this year albeit remotely in compliance with the current health situation. Yacht Club de Monaco President, HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II, rewarded sailors who proudly fly the Principality’s colours and have made a mark on the world’s race areas. Yachting at the service of safeguarding our seas and oceans First the focus of this 16th YCM Awards was on offshore racing, given the participation of Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco, helmed by Boris Herrmann in the 9th Vendée Globe. Before talking about the sporting aspect, HSH Prince Alb...

15 New Positive Cases this Thursday

Covid-19: 15 new positive cases this Thursday, December 17 Fifteen new Covid-19 positive cases were revealed this Thursday. So the Principality's health checkup is 700 people affected by coronavirus since the health crisis began. Tonight, ten people are being taken care of at CHPG: eight patients including three residents are being hospitalized. On the other hand, two patients with a resident are treated in resuscitation. The total of people healed is 611. This Thursday night, 47 people are being attended by the Home Tracking Center, medically supporting patients, showing little symptoms, invited to lockdown at home. In order to comply with the World Health Organisation and neighbouring countries practices, this daily check-up refers ...

Don't miss Christmas decorations at Princess Antoinette Park!

Don't miss Christmas decorations at Princess Antoinette Park! Everyday from 16 am to 18 pm until Thursday, January 3, 2021. Source :CITY OF MONACO...

Annual meeting of the DTC promotion offices: Assessment, strategy and responsible tourism

Monday 14 December marked the kick-off of the annual meeting of the Principality's promotion offices abroad, led by the Monaco Tourist and Congress Department. Due to the health situation, the representatives of the international offices did not make the trip for this edition, the meetings, staggered throughout the week, are held virtually via a digital platform. Only the opening presentation "Bilan et Stratégie", which took place at the Grimaldi Forum, mixed face-to-face and distance. In the presence of Jean Castellini, Government Counselor - Minister of Finance and the Economy, and HE Mrs. Marie-Pascale Boisson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Monaco in China, Guy Antognelli, Director of Tourism and Congress, d...

Climate Ambition Summit - HSH Prince Albert II raises the Monegasque target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 55% by 2030

On the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Paris Climate Agreement, HSH Prince Albert II spoke on December 12 at the Climate Ambition Summit, a virtual event jointly organized by the United Kingdom, France and the General Secretariat of the United Nations, with the support of Chile and Italy Aware of the need to maintain a high level of climate ambition in view of the holding of COP 26 in Glasgow in November 2021, already postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this Summit has enabled more seventy Heads of State and Government to speak in order to present their national commitments in the fight against climate change. Only the countries announcing real increases in their national strategies were able to speak, in order to f...

News of theme "Leisure and Business Tourism"

The health crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard. As we approach the end of 2020, while individual tourism is ticking over at a reduced pace, business tourism – characterised by gatherings of professionals from all backgrounds – has come to a complete halt. With hopes of a recovery to come next year, stakeholders in the meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) industry, whether event organisers or host venues, are conscious of the need to rethink their model, while offering the security guarantees that everyone has a right to expect. In the Principality, industry professionals linked through the Tourist and Convention Authority are working to make a success of this change, which is c...

Launch of the city's illuminations

Mayor Georges Marsan surrounded by members of the Communal Council and Olivia Novaretti Paulmier, Head of the City's Animation Department, kicked off the city's illuminations on Friday November 20, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the foot of the large Christmas tree in the Parade. Due to health constraints, this traditional event which marks the launch of activities linked to the end-of-year celebrations could only be held in a small committee, without a guest unlike in other years. Started at the end of September by the teams of the City's Animation Department and the company Adage, a subsidiary of Blachère Illumination, the fitting of the light ornaments was recently completed. No district of Monaco has been forgotten and a total of 112 transverse m...

Refurbishment of the "La Noix" public gallery

The Urban Planning Department recently carried out the renovation of the public gallery “La Noix”, connecting Place des Moulins to Boulevard de France in Beausoleil. This work has enabled the gallery to be brought up to standard for the visually impaired, with the installation of tactile plates, the identification of the first and last step of the staircase in a different color, an improvement in lighting. and handrails. On this occasion, plastering and painting work was carried out as well as cleaning of the facing stones. The floor covering has also been changed; two motifs at the entrance to the gallery have been integrated, a nod to the Principality's old mills. The repair of the fountain, which houses the work of La Gerbe, as well a...