[caption id="attachment_25393" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Thomas Wolff[/caption]
Zurich, the richest city in Switzerland, has discovered that among the 9,000 homes designated for those in need, many are currently occupied by millionaires.
Having found out at the end of 2014 that 132 millionaires were living in ‘social housing,’ the city authorities have introduced a maximum annual income of 200,000 euros to qualify for municipal housing, according to local newspaper Neue Zurcher Zeitung.
Since 2011, the city has insisted that one-third of homes in new developments should be made available to those on low incomes. The authorities had failed to check on the eligibility of those who moved in to social housing before that date.
[caption id="attachment_25456" align="alignnone" width="640"] Mary Keitany, who clocked 2:17:01 in London earlier this year, now has her sights set on Paula Radcliffe's world record of 2:15:25, will attend Friday’s IAAF Athletics Awards. Photo: Facebook IAAF[/caption]
The International Athletics Associations Federation (IAAF), headquartered in Monaco, will be holding its IAAF Athletics Awards 2017 on Friday, November 24, from 7:30 pm until 10, pm at the Grimaldi Forum.
A video highlights package – each award presentation and main speeches – will be published on the IAAF YouTube channel.
More than 70 of the world’s top athletes will be in Monaco for the event. Some of the athletes expected include recently-minted world champions Mutaz Barshim, Mary Keitany Ekaterini Stefanidi, Yulimar Rojas, Elijah Manangoi, Hellen Obiri, Luvo Manyonga and Maria Lasitskene, to name but a few.
Following the IAAF Athletics Awards, the 212th IAAF Council Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26. The Council Meeting will conclude with a press conference that will be streamed live on the IAAF YouTube channel.
[caption id="attachment_25461" align="alignnone" width="768"] Patrick Antonius, WGE 2017 Guest of Honour. Photo: Facebook World Gaming Expo[/caption]
Given the history of Monte Carlo and its significance in the world of gambling, World Gaming Expo has chosen to hold the first edition of its top-end event in Monaco during the first week of December.
The team has attracted many important names in the gaming industry for its three-day event that starts on December 6 at the Cafe de Paris with an invitation-only Opening Ceremony Gala and continues at the Grimaldi Forum.
Among those exhibiting are industry specialists Euro Games Technology, Betconstruct, Greentube, Advansys and Patir Design and Monacair but the guest of honour for 2017 will be Patrik Antonius, the biggest winner in the history of online poker who now lives in Monaco.
The main conference topics will illustrate how the gaming industry is adapting to radical and fast changes driven by new technology and software advances, the organisers say.