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Monaco’s undefeated basketball team kept their record intact after winning 94-65 away to Enisey Krasnoyarsk in an important Group A game in the Champions League on Wednesday, January 10.
Despite the 15-hour travel time to Siberia, Monaco’s players found their form late in the game after trailing at half-time, putting on a fine show and rolling to another decisive victory.
First in their European pool, the Roca Boys are also leaders of the regular season of Pro A and will put their title in play at the next Leaders Cup from February 16 to 18 at the Disney Events Arena.
Monaco’s next game is at home to Limoges on Sunday, January 14, at 6:30 pm.
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Philippe Pasqua's exhibition Borderline, at the Oceanographic Museum, closed on January 7 having welcomed 455,000 visitors over the previous eight months.
It was the first time that Grasse-born Philippe Pasqua, who taught himself to paint, lent his art to create awareness about the oceans. Robert Calcagno, Director of the Museum, said the artist had “enriched our mission of mediation and shed light, more sensitively, on the tragedies that are being played out beneath the surface: pollution, the over-exploitation of resources”.
The twelve monumental pieces included a giant tortoise entangled in fishing nets, a nine-metre shark sacrificed to human activity, hundreds of jellyfish piled up in a dumpster ... By their only visual force, these achievements have spoken to the heart of thousands of visitors, amateur enthusiasts or seasoned professionals, presenting a world dominated by limitless behaviour.
“Philippe Pasqua has managed to perpetuate this link so dear to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, the one that unites art and science. His works have initiated an unprecedented dialogue with our historical collections,” said Patrick Piguet, Director of Heritage.
The exhibition not only attracted 72 nationalities identified among the visitors but also had the honour to be visited by many personalities, like American Olympic champion Justin Gatlin, actor Patrick Timsit, French international footballer Johan Micoud and World Champion F1 driver Alain Prost.
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Grifco PR, one of the UK’s foremost luxury travel PR agencies, will be handling public relations for the Monaco Government and Tourist Authority and its Visit Monaco website within the UK and Scandinavia. The company will be responsible for the consumer, trade, MICE, and social media communications.
Grifco will liaise with and support key stakeholders to increase the principality’s visibility within these markets, ensuring that it is at the forefront of the discerning traveller’s mind, feastmagazine.org reports.
The agency abounds in Ultra High Net Worth clients, including North Island, Seychelles, and Bramble Ski & Haute Montagne, the Alps’ largest luxury chalet operators.
“We are delighted to welcome Grifco onboard to oversee our UK and Scandinavian PR campaign as the principality enters this new era, and have complete confidence in the team’s ability to deliver”, said Stephan Degueurce-Roberge, Managing Director at the Monaco Government and Tourist Authority.
“Monaco is undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic destinations, and we look forward to introducing visitors to a side of our principality they may not have known about before; the destination of choice for the indulgent traveller conscious of leaving a positive impact behind when they leave.”
This year will also see the launch of “Green is the New Glam” campaign in Monaco. Bridging the gap between luxury and sustainability has been a priority for the country for a long time. The initiative will see the destination’s luxury eco-travel credentials reach unparalleled heights, launching a variety of new experiences that are green and glamorous at the same time, according to breakingtravelnews.com.