[caption id="attachment_25223" align="alignnone" width="640"] Prince Albert with NFL founder Philippe Verdier (L). Photo: NFL.[/caption]
After only five days, this year’s No Finish Line has already covered 255,661 km – 24,000 km more compared to last year – by 10,986 walkers or runners, including a Princely participant on Wednesday evening.
As he does every year according to his schedule, Prince Albert did a few laps of the 1.4 km circuit in Fontvieille alongside NFL founder Philippe Verdier.
[caption id="attachment_25220" align="alignnone" width="640"] Prince Albert with NFL team 2017. Photo: NFL.[/caption]
The 18th edition of NFL’s “Heading to the Stars” is hoping to reach the 400,000-km mark. Every kilometre completed equals €1 donated to charity on behalf of the sponsors, like Barclays and JB Pastor & Fils Monaco, to help sick and disadvantaged children through the association Children & Future.
There are 13,534 registered NFLers this year, 893 more people than in 2016, and fifty volunteers.
NFL winds up at 4 pm on National Day, November 19.
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Breaking news! Her Serene Highness is feeling blue! No, not sad – how could anyone be sad on National Day, the grandest day of the year in the Principality? – literally BLUE.
Along with the rest of the Grimaldi family, Princess Charlene emerged from the palace in a cobalt blue velvet custom designed Akris coat with navy blue satin details. A bold move that garnered a few side eyes and had me humming the tune “she wore blue velvet”.
Underneath the Princess opted for a simple velvet shirt-dress accessorised with navy blue leather gloves a navy blue suede pumps.
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What really set the look off was a navy blue hat worn tilted to side like a society lady from eras past also designed by the house of Akris. Minimal makeup with a coral lip and simple diamond studs complimented this simple but stunning ensemble that the photographers couldn’t get enough of.
Stepping out of the Cathedral on the arm of Prince Albert, the sun accentuated the crispness of the velvet as excited watchers gleefully captured the scene on their phones.
Princess Charlene has been a supporter of Akris for some time now attending the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in London in a grey coat from the house and posing for her official engagement photos in a pale silk green gown.
Princess Charlene, this is one for the stylebook!
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Instagram sensation and style blogger Louis Pisano writes SuperficialLivingDiary.com. Article first published November 19, 2017.
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Joel-Benoît D'Onorio has recently been honoured by the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences in Paris for his work "Monaco, Monarchy and Democracy”, which is in its second edition.
A constitutionalist, the laureate has long taught public law at the Faculty of Aix-en-Provence, of which he is an honorary professor. He still chairs the Institut Portalis which contributes to the training of undergraduate students.
The distinction was conferred on him under the gold Coupole of the Institut de France, which gathers together all the academies including the famous French Academy, during a majestic ceremony accompanied by the drums of the Republican Guard.
Present from Monaco were Dr Michel-Yves Mourou, President of the Council of the Crown, Mr Laurent Anselmi, Director of Judicial Services and President of the Council of State, as well as Professor Yves Gaudemet, President of the Superior Committee of Legal Studies of the Principality, himself an academician.
At the end of the ceremony, Professor D'Onorio, whose clear and complete work contributes significantly to the knowledge of Monegasque institutions, was warmly congratulated by all those present.
[caption id="attachment_12704" align="alignleft" width="303"] Wojciech Janowski Photo: Padasnieg[/caption]
Wojciech Janowski's lawyers will appeal against the indictment pronounced by the investigating judge Christophe Perruaux in the Pastor case. Almost three years after the assassination of Hélène Pastor, 77, and her driver Mohamed Darwich, ten defendants have been sent to the Bouches-du-Rhône assize court.
In addition to the two presumed killers, eight persons will be tried as accomplices, intermediaries, or for false testimony and interference with witnesses. Janowski, the common-law son-in-law of Hélène Pastor, originally confessed to be the sponsor of the double assassination, before retracting his evidence.
Once an appeal is lodged, it will take four months for a decision. The trial itself is likely to take place at the end of this year. Janowski, the one-time honorary consul of Poland, and his sports coach, Pascal Dauriac, blame each other for the crime that took place May 6, 2014, in front of L’Archet hospital in Nice, which shocked the Principality.
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After a total of 48 meetings between the French government and trade unions, the likely form of new labour legislation will be announced on Tuesday, August 23.
However, the CGT and SUD have already called for a day of mobilisation on September 12, guessing that the changes the government is planning to make will not be to their liking.
Government teams have been working since the beginning of August to draft regulations reforming labour law. This is a first draft of their work, which should cover 200 pages, which will now be presented to trade unions and employers. A consolidated text will be officially presented August 31.
Among the major reforms expected are several procedural measures, such as harmonisation of time limits for the use of industrial tribunals, while other changes are more fundamental, and deal with issues such as problems faced by multinationals dismissing workers in France.
Employers generally support major reform of France’s complex labour laws, with 87 percent of bosses feeling positive about Macron’s reform package.
Following a final consultation process, ordinances will be adopted in the Council of Ministers during the week of September 18 and published in the Official Journal a week later. They will enter into force immediately.
Without waiting for arbitration, opposition to the reform has already been organised.