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The world’s largest listed online gambling operator, bwin.party Digital Entertainment, has launched online poker and casino games in Denmark for Danske Licens Spil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of state monopoly Danske Spil that posted a turnover of $1.8 billion in 2010.

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Danish Royal Couple Princess Mary And Prince Frederik In Sydney, Bondi Beach And Circular Quay - 20th November 2011


The Danish Royal Couple, Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark have been greeted by a warm welcome at Bondi, by locals and royal followers, as they visited the famous Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell welcomed the royal couple back to Sydney.

The Australian-born Princess Mary and Frederik, the heir to the Danish throne, this morning toured the sound end of Bondi Beach in the first official engagement of their six-day visit to Australia, where they chatted with the public and presented two awards.

Mr O'Farrell said he was delighted to have the royal couple back in Sydney.

"Like many Australians, we share in the royal romance and relationship that some have described as a fairytale," Mr O'Farrell said.

Sculpture By The Sea founder David Handley should be given credit as fairy godmother, Mr O'Farrell quipped.

"Because of course you came here in 2000 (when Mary and Frederick met during the Sydney Olympics) to see this marvellous Sculpture By The Sea," he said.

The royal couple handed the winners of the People's Choice and Children's Choice awards their bright blue trophies.

Prince Frederik presented sculptor Byeong Doo Moon with the People's Choice prize for his sculpture I have been dreaming to be a tree II.

Princess Mary presented Sydney artist Ken Unsworth with the Children's Choice prize for his fibre-glass skeleton Look this way.

It was a lucky day for a couple of school kids also. Two children from Bronte public school presented Princess Mary with flowers.

The couple were casually dressed for very warm Sydney weather, with Princess Mary wearing an attractive cream sleeveless shirt, a white pencil skirt and orange pumps.

Health conscious, the brunette princess had her shoulder length hair tied back in a basic ponytail and she sported a broad-brimmed hat. on hand to The couple did not get sunburned.

Prince Frederik wore a pair of tan chinos and a blue shirt open at the collar, with no tie.

The royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, were not spotted.

Then the couple was whisked away to the opening of a Danish-Australian exhibition at Customs House at Sydney's Circular Quay.

They were greeted by fans waving Danish flags at Customs House, about one kilometre from the Slip Inn, the bar where they met in 2000.

They were greeted at the gate by Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore and Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen before walking in together to launch the Curating Cities: Sydney-Copenhagen exhibition.

Then it was time for Mary and Fredrick to depart and get ready to attend a barbecue with Australian and Danish business leaders at Garden Island before heading off to Admiralty House at Kirribilli for a meeting with Governor General Quentin Bryce and her husband Michael.

Commentators are going to be kept busy tracking the daily movements of one of the most loved and respected royal couples of all time.

 

Sculpture By Sea At Sydney's Bondi Beach; Everyone's A Winner - 20th November 2011

It wasn't Sculpture By The Sea that motivated Paul Selwood to become a sculpture artist, but rather the architecture of the Sydney Opera House.

On Thursday Selwood snatched the top prize at Bondi's 15th Sculpture By The Sea exhibition.

Selwood won with his abstract steel construction 'Paradiegma Metaphysic'.

"Paradiegma is an ancient Greek word used by architects who were trying to think about and invent beautiful architectural concepts, like temples," he said.

"The word metaphysic means extra-physical, something more than what is there in the physical material."

Today his artwork was viewed by Denmark's Crown Princess Mary and her husband Crown Prince Frederik, who are visited the exhibition on its final day.

The Danish royal couple have been admirers of the exhibition since 2000, when they came across on the sculptures during a visit to Bondi Beach during one of their first outings in the dealing dating period.

Sculpture By The Sea founding director David Handley told news media that Mary and Frederik were so taken by the event, they took it to Denmark.

"There has now been two Sculpture By The Sea exhibitions held in Aarhus, and 40 Australian sculptors have exhibited there as a result," he said.

Selwood's winning sculpture sits with the works by 61 NSW sculptors, 24 from interstate and 25 international artists...spanning the foreshore from Bondi Beach to Tamarama.

Paul Selwood's sculpture will join two previous winners as a permanent installation in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens once the exhibition is over.

Well done to all artists and those who help keep the famous event going.

 

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