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May 30, 2016

Miss USA 2016 to be Crowned on June 5 in Las Vegas

Miss USA 2016

Photo: Jessica Strohm, Miss New Hampshire USA 2016; Whitney Sharpe, Miss Massachusetts USA 2016; Chelsea Hardin, Miss Hawaii USA 2016; Bridget Jacobs, Miss Minnesota USA 2016; and Ariane Audett, Miss Alaska USA 2016; pose for photos at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the Miss USA Welcome Event on Friday, May 27th. The 2016 Miss USA contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the Fox telecast at 7:00 PM ET on June 5, 2016 live from the T-Mobile Arena to see who will be crowned Miss USA 2016. Image provided by and © copyright The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Darren Decker.

Miss USA 2016

Photo: Alexandra Vorontsova, Miss Delaware USA 2016, takes part in filming for the upcoming 2016 Miss USA Telecast upon arriving to MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on May 25, 2016. Tune in to the Fox telecast at 7:00 PM ET on June 5, 2016 live from the T-Mobile Arena to see who will be crowned Miss USA 2016. Image provided by and © copyright The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Matt Petit.

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May 23, 2016

UN Secretary-General Speaks at Columbia University Commencement Ceremony

Columbia University, New York

Photo: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks at the Columbia University Commencement Ceremony, where he urged students to use their passion and compassion to help build a world in which all people enjoy dignity and peace. 18 May 2016. New York, United States. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

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May 14, 2016

CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016: RED CARPET

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: English singer, dancer, and television personality, CHERYL COLE, in her fancy coloured dress which she adorned with exquisite India pink gold opals and white diamonds bracelet, ring and earrings at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 13, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Indian actress, MALLIKA SHERAWAT, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 14, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: BELLA HADID lights up the red carpet in her Roberto Cavalli dress. She paired a de GRISOGONO high jewelry necklace to a refined FLORINDA bracelet at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 11, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: AISHWARYA RAI in her light pink flowery dress which she adorned with exquisite de GRISOGONO pink gold tourmalines and emerald ring (displayed above) at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Images provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Brazilian top model, IZABEL GOULART, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 17, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2016

Photo: Russian top model, NATASHA POLY, promenades in a de GRISOGONO attire at Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet on May 17, 2016. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

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May 5, 2016

The World's Most Reputable Universities 2016

Oxford University

Photo: Brasenose College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom (founded 1509). Image Credit: David Nicholls.

This year’s Times Higher Education (THE) World Reputation Rankings see Harvard University take the top spot for the sixth consecutive year. The other top four positions are taken up by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of Cambridge and University of Oxford.

Launched in 2011, THE World Reputation Rankings offer a definitive list of the world’s most prestigious universities based on their global reputation.

United States has once again dominated the rankings, boasting of 43 institutions amongst the top 100.

US is loosely followed by the UK, which houses 10 universities that made it to the list, along with the University of Cambridge and the University of Oxford taking the fourth and fifth spots, respectively.

From Asia, there were 17 institutions included in the list, a rise of seven from 10 last year. With Japan’s University of Tokyo standing at the 12th place, China’s Tsinghua University and Peking University were ranked 18th and 21st, respectively.

India continues to be one of the few nations not to have featured even once in the list.

According to Phil Baty, Times Higher Education rankings editor, “Reputation is the global currency of higher education”.

University Reputation Rankings

World’s Most Prestigious Universities 2016

Top 50

  1. Harvard University — United States
  2. Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology — United States
  3. Stanford University — United States
  4. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford — United Kingdom
  6. University of California, Berkeley — United States
  7. Princeton University — United States
  8. Yale University — United States
  9. Columbia University — United States
  10. California Institute of Technology — United States
  11. University of Chicago — United States
  12. University of Tokyo — Japan
  13. University of California, Los Angeles — United States
  14. University of Michigan — United States
  15. Imperial College, London — United Kingdom
  16. University of Pennsylvania — United States
  17. Cornell University — United States
  18. Tsinghua University — China
  19. ETH Zurich — Switzerland
  20. University College, London — United Kingdom
  21. Peking University — China
  22. Johns Hopkins University — United States
  23. University of Toronto — Canada
  24. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom
  25. New York University — United States
  26. National University of Singapore — Singapore
  27. Kyoto University — Japan
  28. Duke University — United States
  29. University of Washington — United States
  30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States
  31. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation
  32. Northwestern University — United States
  33. Carnegie Mellon University — United States
  34. University of Texas at Austin — United States
  35. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States
  36. University of California, San Diego — United States
  37. University of British Columbia — Canada
  38. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom
  39. McGill University — Canada
  40. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States
  41. LMU Munich — Germany
  42. University of California, San Francisco — United States
  43. King’s College, London — United Kingdom
  44. Pennsylvania State University — United States
  45. University of California, Davis — United States
  46. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  47. Seoul National University — South Korea
  48. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland
  49. University of Manchester — United Kingdom
  50. University of Melbourne — Australia
  51. University of Minnesota — United States

51-60

  • Delft University of Technology — Netherlands
  • Heidelberg University — Germany
  • Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany
  • Karolinska Institute — Sweden
  • University of Maryland, College Park — United States
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill — United States
  • Ohio State University — United States
  • Osaka University — Japan
  • Purdue University — United States
  • Technical University of Munich — Germany

61-70

  • University of Amsterdam — Netherlands
  • Australian National University — Australia
  • Ecole Normale Superieure — France
  • KU Leuven — Belgium
  • Michigan State University — United States
  • University of Southern California — United States
  • University of Sydney — Australia
  • Tohoku University — Japan
  • Washington University in St Louis — United States

71-80

  • Boston University — United States
  • Brown University — United States
  • University of California, Santa Barbara — United States
  • Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
  • Free University of Berlin — Germany
  • Fudan University — China
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
  • University of Pittsburgh — United States
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China
  • Texas A&M University — United States

81-90

  • Indiana University, Bloomington — United States
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) — South Korea
  • Leiden University — Netherlands
  • London Business School — United Kingdom
  • NanyangTechnological University — Singapore
  • National Taiwan University — Taiwan
  • Pierre and Marie Curie University — France
  • RWTH Aachen University — Germany
  • Saint Petersburg State University — Russian Federation
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology — Japan
  • University of Warwick — United Kingdom
  • Zhejiang University — China

91-100

  • Arizona State University — United States
  • University of Colorado, Boulder — United States
  • Ecole Polytechnique — France
  • Insead — France
  • Lund University — Sweden
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology — Russian Federation
  • Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris 1 — France
  • University of Sao Paulo — Brazil
  • Utrecht University — Netherlands
  • Wageningen University and Research Center — Netherlands

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April 30, 2016

International Jazz Day: Global Concert 2016 at the White House

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

Photo: Jazz. Artchipel Orchestra, Torino, Italy. Photo Credit: Torino Jazz Festival 2016, Italy.

Each year, the All-Star Global Concert brings together internationally acclaimed artists from around the world who represent jazz and other musical genres for a performance spanning styles, cultures and languages. In the spirit of International Jazz Day, the All-Star Global Concert takes place in a landmark venue with rich historical significance.

This year, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are hosting the International Jazz Day 2016 All-Star Global Concert at the White House, with artists performing throughout the White House and on the South Lawn. The concert is being broadcast across the United States on April 30th - International Jazz Day - as an ABC network television special and streamed around the world by the United Nations and UNESCO.

The 2016 All-Star Global Concert is featuring a cast of internationally renowned jazz artists including —

Pianists: Joey Alexander, John Beasley (Music Director), Kris Bowers, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, Herbie Hancock, Danilo Pérez and Chucho Valdés;

Trumpeters: Terence Blanchard, Till Bronner, Hugh Masekela and James Morrison;

Vocalists: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jamie Cullum, Kurt Elling, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves and Sting;

Saxophonists: Eli Degibri, David Sánchez, Wayne Shorter and Bobby Watson;

Bassists: Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding and Ben Williams;

Guitarists: Buddy Guy, Lionel Loueke, Pat Metheny and Lee Ritenour;

Drummers: Brian Blade, Terri Lyne Carrington and Kendrick Scott;

Percussionist: Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain;

Trombone player: Trombone Shorty; and the

Rebirth Brass Band.

Washington, D.C. is the birthplace of the great jazz pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington, and the city has enjoyed a thriving jazz scene for the past century. On April 30, 2016, Washington, D.C. is joining with towns, cities and villages in over 190 countries to observe International Jazz Day through thousands of performances and programs.

In India, International Jazz Day is being celebrated at Cocktails & Dreams, Speakeasy, Sector 15, Gurgaon; Mopin Ground, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh; Park Hotel, Goa; Blue Frog, Lower Parel, Mumbai; The Bandra Base, Bandra West, Mumbai; The Piano Man Jazz Club, Safdarjung Enclave Market, New Delhi; and many other venues.

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April 29, 2016

UN Secretary-General appoints 12 new members to UN University Council

United Nations, Universities

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Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, where he addressed the “Global Colloquium of University Presidents” on the topic “Preservation of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Strategies”. 12 April 2016. New Haven, United States. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, Universities

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Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre right) with Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, during a ceremony where he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Law from the University of Cambridge in recognition of his humanitarian work, support for women’s rights, and achievements in pursuit of global peace and security. 03 February 2016. Cambridge, United Kingdom. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

28 April 2016 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Director-General Irina Bokova of the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have appointed 12 new members to the governing UN University (UNU) Council.

The new appointees, who will take office as of 3 May, replace the outgoing 2010-2016 cohort of UNU Council members and will serve for terms of either three or six years.

The main functions of the Council are to formulate the principles and policies of the UNU, govern its operations, and consider and approve its biennial budget and work programme.

Appointed members of the UNU Council serve in their individual capacity - not as representatives of their country’s Government - and are selected with the aim of achieving a geographic and gender balance, with due regard for major academic, scientific, educational and cultural trends, as well as each member’s fields of expertise.

The new members of the UNU Council are:

  • Ernest Aryeetey (Ghana), Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana
  • Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz (Brazil), Scientific Director, Sao Paulo Research Foundation, and Professor, Gleb Wataghin Physics Institute, State University of Campinas
  • Simon Chesterman (Australia), Dean, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
  • Elizabeth Cousens (USA), Deputy Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
  • Isabel Guerrero Pulgar (Chile), Director, IMAGO Global Grassroots, and lecturer at Harvard and MIT
  • Angela Kane (Germany), Senior Fellow, Vienna Centre for Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and Professor, SciencesPo, Paris
  • Segenet Kelemu (Ethiopia), Director General and CEO, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
  • Bassma Kodmani (Syria), Executive Director, Arab Reform Initiative
  • Radha Kumar (India), Director General, Delhi Policy Group
  • Irena Lipowicz (Poland), Professor, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University (Warsaw)
  • Tsuneo Nishida (Japan), Director, Institute for Peace Science, Hiroshima University, and Director, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd.
  • Lan Xue (China), Dean, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, and Director, China Institute for S&T Policy

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“Education is the leading of human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them.”

“The first duty of government is to see that people have food, fuel, and clothes. The second, that they have means of moral and intellectual education.”

“Modern education has devoted itself to the teaching of impudence, and then we complain that we can no longer control our mobs.”

— JOHN RUSKIN.


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April 25, 2016

Coke Debuts One-Brand Packaging: Red Disc Features Prominently on All Trademark Coca-Cola Products in Mexico

Coke, Coca-Cola

Coke’s new “One-Brand” marketing strategy is officially making its way to store shelves and beverage coolers, starting in Mexico.

Executives unveiled a series of new graphics, which put a contemporary spin on a classic icon by prominently featuring the Coca-Cola Red Disc on bottles and cans of all four Trademark Coke brands - Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke/Coca-Cola Light and Coca-Cola Life - tonight at an event in Mexico City.

Coke, Coca-Cola

“Packaging is our most visible and valuable asset,” said Chief Marketing Officer Marcos de Quinto, who presented the new packaging within the context of the “One-Brand” strategy and supporting “Taste the Feeling” creative campaign. “By applying the Coca-Cola Red Disc to our packaging in such a bold way, we are taking the next step towards full adoption of the ‘One-Brand’ strategy, uniting the Coca-Cola family under one visual identity and making it even easier for consumers to choose their Coca-Cola with or without calories, with or without caffeine.”

The new designs will help consumers make informed choices, de Quinto explained, by identifying each Coca-Cola product with its signature color - black for Coke Zero, silver for Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coke and green for Coca-Cola Life - and including the product’s unique name and benefits.

Coke, Coca-Cola

The new packaging will be available in Mexico the first week of May. Like the staggered rollout of the “Taste the Feeling” campaign, similar versions of the Red Disc graphics will reach additional countries throughout 2016 and into 2017.

In North America, however, Coca-Cola will not make any changes to packaging this year due to an already packed marketing and promotional calendar.

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April 24, 2016

OMEGA’S MASTER CHRONOMETER REVOLUTION CONTINUES AT BASELWORLD 2016

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Photo: OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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Photo: OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm Auto on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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April 22, 2016

United Nations Headquarters: Signing Ceremony for Agreement on Climate Change

United Nations, Climate Change

United Nations, Climate Change

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Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hosted a signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change on 22 April at the United Nations. More than 165 Member States are attending the signing ceremony, including an estimated 60 Heads of State and Heads of Government.

Mr. Ban poses for a group photo with three of the speakers who addressed the opening segment of the signature ceremony. From left: Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (from Chad), civil society representative; UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio; Getrude Clement, 16-year-old radio reporter from Tanzania and youth representative and climate advocate with the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 22 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, Climate Change

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Photo: A wide view of the General Assembly at the opening of today’s signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. More than 165 Member States are attending the signing ceremony, including an estimated 60 Heads of States and Heads of Governments, setting a new record for countries signing an international agreement on a single day. 22 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, Climate Change

Photo: Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change of India, signs the Paris Agreement. 22 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.

United Nations, Climate Change

Photo: United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, with grand-daughter in tow, signs the Paris Agreement. 22 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard.

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April 13, 2016

United Nations begins informal briefings to select next Secretary-General

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Photo: Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the UN General Assembly, briefs journalists on the selection process for the next Secretary-General of the UN. The Assembly is holding informal dialogues with eight candidates for the position on 12-14 April. 12 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

United Nations

Photo: A cross-section view of the Trusteeship Council Chamber of the UN General Assembly, as Irina Bokova (Bulgaria), current Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), delivers her presentation to Member States regarding her candidacy for the Next UN Secretary-General. The UN General Assembly is holding informal dialogues on 12-14 April with the eight candidates for the position of the next Secretary-General of the United Nations. 12 April 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

United Nations, New York, 12 April 2016: Kicking off what he has called a “new and transparent process,” UN General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft today opened informal dialogues with candidates for the next United Nations Secretary-General.

“We are sailing into uncharted waters here,” said Mr. Lykketoft addressing the press ahead of the start of the informal dialogues.

Calling the process a “potential game-changing exercise,” he said the informal briefings were part of a “very transparent, very interesting discussion about the future of the United Nations.”

Over the course of the next three days, the official candidates - currently eight of them - will answer questions related to promoting sustainable development, how to improve efforts to create peace, how to protect human rights, how to deal with huge humanitarian catastrophes, and how to resolve challenges defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

At the end of the process, Mr. Lykketoft said, expressing his personal view, one single candidate could emerge, making it difficult for the Security Council - which is tasked with making the official selection, as stated in the UN Charter - to choose another candidate.

Defining some of the qualities in who would be the “best person” for the job, Mr. Lykketoft stressed independence, strong moral authority, great political and diplomatic skills, and some experience in being at the head of a huge administration.

As part of the informal dialogues, each candidate will have a televised and webcast two-hour timeslot, starting with a short oral presentation. Representatives from Member States will then ask questions, followed by the President of the General Assembly, who will ask a few of the more than 1,000 questions submitted by the general public on social media under the hashtag #UNSGcandidates.

Opening the dialogues, Mr. Lykketoft underscored that as the UN grapples with multiple crises and deals with “fundamental questions regarding its own role and performance,” finding the best candidate to succeed Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “absolutely crucial.”

“Much of what we are embarking on today is without precedent at the UN,” he stressed.

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“The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

— Proverbs of Solomon 25:3.

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“The earth has a limit,
The mountains, the sea;
The deep thoughts of kings are
Without boundary.”

— The Panchatantra.


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April 8, 2016

New York Times International Luxury Conference explores Current Trends in the Luxury Industry

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Signage at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: President of The New York Times Company, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, speaks on stage during the Welcome Remarks at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member, Global Brands, Adidas Group, speaks during the Strategic Sustainability conference at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Dasha Zhukova, Founder of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, attends the “Stepping into the Culture Gap” conference at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Director of Dance at The Paris Opera, Benjamin Millepied, attends The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 6, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Matt Jacobson, Head of Market Development, Facebook and Instagram, attends The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 6, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for the The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

Innovators and leaders from across the luxury industry and beyond joined New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman and NYT journalists at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, France on April 5-6, 2016.

Entitled “Luxury Beyond Product”, the fifteenth edition of this invitation-only event explored the dramatic ways the luxury industry is changing in its quest for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world.

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April 4, 2016

India's Union Human Resource Development Ministry Ranks Universities of India for the First Time

India University Rankings

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Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, addressing the gathering at the release of the India Ranking Report 2016, in New Delhi, on April 04, 2016. India Rankings 2016 is a first-of-its-kind indigenous survey of India’s higher educational institutions commissioned by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

India University Rankings

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Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Smriti Irani, releasing the India Rankings 2016, at a function, in New Delhi, on April 04, 2016. India Rankings 2016 is a first-of-its-kind indigenous survey of India’s higher educational institutions commissioned by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Indian Union Minister of Human Resource Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, released the India Rankings 2016 and dedicated India’s first ranking to the nation in New Delhi today. While releasing the India Rankings 2016 she said that history has been made as National Institutional Ranking framework (NIRF) is the first of its kind. She said that one of the biggest challenges in the higher education sector have been that citizens who engage with these institutions feel that there is no level playing field in terms of transparency and the data that they need from these institutions with regard to the choices they, specially the students, need to make. The Ministry of HRD, she said, has been able to spearhead many a changes in the field of education sector and slowly and steadily the steps taken by the Ministry are bearing fruits.

The Minister said this kind of ranking would empower citizens as it would endow them with the power as to how they observe the institutions to be. Some 60000 observers gave their views about how our present institutions are. She added that these rankings would also help in reaching benchmark of international excellence. The rankings will also help students make informed choices about the institutions they want to join. The Minister added that to ensure a third party validation of the data that we have received and analyzed, the agency like Elsevier was engaged.

India Rankings 2016 is the country’s first exercise to rank the higher educational institutions in the country based on objective, identifiable parameters. This follows the launch of National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) on 29th September, 2015.

The rankings are arrived at after detailed analysis and validation of the data submitted by more than 3,600 higher educational institutions in the country classified in 6 categories. These ranking follow an Indian approach, where academic institute will be assessed on parameters, including teaching-learning; research; collaborative practice and professional performance; graduate outcomes; placements; outreach and inclusive action and peer group perception. Each of these has been further subdivided into nearly 20 sub criteria to comprehensively assess an institution.

The rankings are a step towards bringing the Indian institutes on a global platform.

Top Ten Institutions

  1. Indian Institute of Science Banglore
  2. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai,
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
  4. University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  5. Tezpur University, Tezpur, Assam.
  6. University of Delhi, Delhi.
  7. Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh
  8. Indian Institute of Space Science And Technology, Kerala.
  9. Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan
  10. Aligarh Muslim University

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April 3, 2016

Nuclear Security Summit 2016, Washington, DC

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Photo: The 2016 Nuclear Security Summit provided a forum for heads of state and foreign ministers to reinforce the commitment to secure nuclear material. Washington, DC. April 1, 2016. Image Credit: Ben Solomon/U.S. Department of State. Copyright © NSS 2016.

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Photo: Progress on Nuclear Security Since 2009. Image Credit & Copyright © NSS 2016.

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

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Photo: A wide view of the opening session of the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by the United States. 01 April 2016. Washington, DC, United States. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Photo: A cross section of world leaders, including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre, third row), pose for a group photo during the Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by the United States in Washington, D.C. 01 April 2016. Washington, DC, United States. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Nuclear Security Summit 2016

Photo: Prime Minister Modi, head of delegation from India, with President Obama at the White House for Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., on March 31, 2016. Image Credit: Ben Solomon/U.S. Department of State. Copyright © NSS 2016.

On March 31 and April 1, President Obama hosted the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC. This was the fourth and final in a series of Summits that have brought together leaders from more than fifty countries and four international organizations to highlight accomplishments and make new commitments towards reducing the threat of nuclear terrorism.

Through the Summit Process, the international community has strengthened the international organizations, institutions and multilateral legal instruments that make up the nuclear security architecture, and improved coordination among them.

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“I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

— Albert Einstein

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“And they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more…”

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

— Isaiah 2:4, 11:6


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March 30, 2016

The new Porsche 718 Boxster. For the sport of it.

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Photos: The new Porsche 718 Boxster. Images provided by & copyright © Porsche AG.

Mid-engine concept, lightweight construction and power - the most important features of the new Porsche 718 Boxster models. Developed for driving pleasure everyday.

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March 29, 2016

ROLEX at BASELWORLD 2016

ROLEX, Watches

ROLEX, Watches

ROLEX, Watches

ROLEX, Watches

Photos: ROLEX Watches at BASELWORLD 2016. Rolex EXPLORER II - 904L STEEL, Rolex Cellini Time, Rolex Air King, and Rolex Lady-Datejust 28. Images provided by & copyright © Rolex.

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March 28, 2016

Longines at BaselWorld 2016

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Longines Watches

Photos: Longines showcases its watches at BaselWorld 2016. Images provided by & copyright © Longines.

Baselworld Watch and Jewellery Show is a trade show of the international watch and jewellery industry organized each spring in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

It comprises about 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries, including the leading watch and jewelry brands.

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March 22, 2016

Academics and Employers Name the World's Top Universities in 42 Disciplines

University Rankings

University Rankings

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The sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today features a record-breaking 42 disciplines, making it the largest-ever ranking of its kind.

The expert opinion of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers contributed to the results, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database.

Harvard and MIT continue to take the lion’s share of top places, leading in twelve subjects each. Sixteen different institutions top at least one of the subjects.

In the six new disciplines ranked, Harvard leads Anthropology and Social Policy and Administration while Cambridge leads Archaeology. Juilliard tops Performing Arts. Colorado School of Mines tops Mineral Engineering while University of Pennsylvania leads Nursing.

Following universities have achieved the most placements within the top-ten:

  • Cambridge - 36
  • Berkeley - 35
  • Stanford - 33
  • Oxford - 33
  • Harvard - 30
  • MIT - 22
  • LSE - 13
  • National University of Singapore - 13
  • Princeton - 12
  • ETH Zurich - 11
  • Yale - 10
  • Imperial College London - 9
  • UCL - 9
  • University of Copenhagen - 8
  • University of Chicago - 7
  • University of Hong Kong - 6
  • Caltech - 5
  • Columbia - 5
  • The University of Tokyo - 5
  • University of Michigan - 5
  • UPenn - 5
  • Australian National University - 4
  • Karolinska Institute - 4
  • NYU - 4
  • Delft University of Technology - 3
  • King’s College London - 3
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison - 3

Ben Sowter, Head of the QS Intelligence Unit, said: “Though US and UK remain dominant, our most inclusive rankings yet show that excellence can be found in an ever-increasing number of places. Nations like Austria, Finland, South Africa, Brazil, and China, can be found in the top ten of our tables. Our new top 100 for Performing Arts acknowledges academic excellence in 27 different countries, while our top 200 for Business & Management recognizes it in 33.”

In continental Europe the countries with highest number of placements among the top-ten are: Switzerland (11), Netherlands (8), Sweden (6), France (3) and Italy (2). In Asia-Pacific: Singapore (15), Australia (9), Japan (7), Hong Kong (6), Mainland China (5).

Brazil dominates Latin America, with Universidade de Sao Paulo ranking 9th for Dentistry. South Africa leads its continent with Cape Town University 9th in Development Studies.

In the Middle East, the top performing country is Saudi Arabia, with KFUPM, ranked 46= in Mineral Engineering.

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March 20, 2016

TAG Heuer Launches New Models

TAG Heuer

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Automatic Calibre 5 Watch for Men. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady 300M Quartz Full Ceramic Watch for Women. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer

Photo: The TAG Heuer Monza Chronograph 2016. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

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March 10, 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder: Performance and Lifestyle under the Open Sky

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Lamborghini

Lamborghini

Rollover

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Photos: Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder. Images provided by & copyright © Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

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March 6, 2016

You're Missing Out if You Haven't Yet Seen the Lamborghini Centenario

Lamborghini Centenario

Lamborghini Centenario

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Lamborghini Centenario

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Lamborghini Centenario

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Lamborghini Centenario

Photos: The Lamborghini Centenario. Images provided by & copyright © Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

The Lamborghini Centenario is currently on display at the 2016 International Geneva Motor Show.

The body of the Centenario is built entirely in carbon fiber. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and from 0-300 km/h in just 23.5 seconds, the Centenario’s top speed is more than 350 km/h. Braking distances are equally impressive: from 100-0 km/h in just 30 m and from 300-0 km/h in 290 m.

According to Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance, the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car.

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