[caption id="attachment_29460" align="alignnone" width="640"] President Juan Manuel Santo. Photo: Facebook Invemar[/caption]
In his first official visit to Colombia, Prince Albert spoke during a high-level Reference User Group meeting at Santa Marta, on Monday, March 19, thanking the Colombian authorities for their work on protecting the oceans.
“Year after year, your work enables us to draw the world's attention to the very serious phenomenon of ocean acidification,” the Prince said. “I should also like to underline the opportunity presented in 2018 by International Year of the Reef. Because of their vulnerability to acidification, because of their importance in our global ecosystems ... corals should today, more than ever, be at the heart of our strategies."
High profile figures who attended the meeting included Juan Manuel Santos, President of the Republic of Colombia; Luis Gilberto Murillo, Colombian Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development and President of INVEMAR; Francisco Arias-Isaza, General Director of INVEMAR; Julia Miranda, Director of National Parks; and Juan Mayr, Colombia's former Minister of the Environment.
[caption id="attachment_29585" align="alignnone" width="640"] Enrico Castellani Superficie bianca, 1971. Photo: Flickr Mark B Schlemmer[/caption]
An important exhibition of post-war Masters will take place from April 19 until May 26 at Gallery Adriano Ribolzi.
The impressive exhibition dedicated to celebrated Masters of the post-war era will be a tribute to some of the greatest artists of the second half of the twentieth century, with works selected with care to melt in a unique atmosphere some examples of artistic trends that have undoubtedly contributed to an evolution of the History of Art, such as Andy Warhol and Mario Schifano's Pop Art, Alighiero Boetti's Arte Povera and the Minimalism of Michelangelo Pistoletto, Agostino Bonalumi and the “father of minimalism”, Enrico Castellani, who died in December 2017.
Additionally, precious ceramics by Lucio Fontana and Fausto Melotti, with marble sculptures by Pablo Atchugarry, and luminous surfaces of Getulio Alviani will be on display at the gallery at 3/7 avenue de’l’Hermitage.
The exhibition will be open to the public at from Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to midday and from 2:30 pm to 7 pm.
[caption id="attachment_29472" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: Facebook Union Internationale Motonautique/Vittorio Ubertone[/caption]
The Union Internationale Motonautique, the international governing body of powerboating, honoured the Kuwaiti multi-time world jet ski champion, Yousef Alabdulrazzaq, as the global top winner for 2017 at a ceremony held in Monaco on Saturday, March 17.
Alabdulrazzaq told Kuwait News Agency on Sunday said he was honoured to represent the Kuwaiti Flag at such a high-level international sports event. He dedicated the accomplishment to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who have accorded him fatherly care and support.
The Kuwaiti Ambassador to France and Monaco, Sami Suleiman, took part in the ceremony on behalf of Minister of Commerce, Industry, and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan. The Kuwaiti Government, through the Ministry of Youth Affairs, provides support for Kuwaiti athletes.
Alabdulrazzaq has won the world jet ski championship at least seven times. The ceremony in Monaco brought together sports VIPs and Olympic federations.
Thursday 4 May, 8 pm, Rainier III Auditorium:
Concert by the National Orchestra of Korea to mark the 10th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Republic of Korea and Monaco.
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