January 26, 2013
World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013
Photo: The Logo of the World Economic Forum is seen at the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2013 in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2013. (Photo © Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum).
Photo: Aerial view of the alpine city Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 is taking place January 23 - 27, 2013. (Photo © Andy Mettler/World Economic Forum).
Photo: Ulrike M. Malmendier, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, and Professor of Finance, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, USA, gives a speech during the session ‘From Tribalism to Globalism: The Evolution of Human Cooperation’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. (Photo © Mirko Ries/World Economic Forum).
The 43rd World Economic Forum Annual Meeting is taking place from 23 to 27 January under the theme Resilient Dynamism. More than 2,500 participants from over 100 countries are taking part in the Meeting. Participants include nearly 50 heads of state or government and more than 1,500 business leaders from the Forum’s 1,000 Member companies, as well as Social Entrepreneurs, Global Shapers, Young Global Leaders and representatives from civil society, media, academia and the arts.
Speaking at the Annual Meeting, Shimon Peres, President of Israel, said the world is becoming ungovernable. “Governments have found themselves unemployed because the economy has become global while governments remain national,” he said.
Peres described his view that global companies are replacing the role of governments. “Forty global companies have more fortune than all the governments in the world,” he pointed out.
The co-chairs of Annual Meeting 2013 are: Frederico Curado, President and Chief Executive Officer, EMBRAER, Brazil; Muhtar A. Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, USA; Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International, Germany; Global Agenda Council on Responsible Mineral Resources Management; Andrew N. Liveris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Dow Chemical Company, USA; Atsutoshi Nishida, Chairman of the Board, Toshiba Corporation, Japan; and Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Switzerland.
“Which is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
January 13, 2013
Lamborghini presents the new Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster
Photos: Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster.
According to Automobili Lamborghini, the new Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster is the most exciting series production Lamborghini ever built and is the new benchmark in the world of open-top luxury super sports cars.
The new Aventador LP700-4 Roadster boasts record performance. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in only 3 seconds flat and has a maximum speed of some 350 km/h.
January 10, 2013
OSCAR NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED
Photo: Nomination — Performance by an actor in a leading role, Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln” (Walt Disney/20th Century Fox). Photo © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Photo: Nomination — Best motion picture of the year, “Django Unchained” (The Weinstein Company). A Weinstein Company and Columbia Pictures Production. Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers. Photo © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Photo: Nomination — Performance by an actress in a supporting role, Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables” (Universal). Photo © Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced today.
• Following are the Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards:
Performance by an actor in a leading role
- Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
- Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
- Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
- Denzel Washington in “Flight”
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
- Alan Arkin in “Argo”
- Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
- Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
- Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”
Performance by an actress in a leading role
- Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
- Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
- Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
- Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
- Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
- Amy Adams in “The Master”
- Sally Field in “Lincoln”
- Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
- Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
- Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook”
Best animated feature film of the year
- “Brave” Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
- “Frankenweenie” Tim Burton
- “ParaNorman” Sam Fell and Chris Butler
- “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” Peter Lord
- “Wreck-It Ralph” Rich Moore
Achievement in cinematography
- “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
- “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
- “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
- “Lincoln” Janusz Kaminski
- “Skyfall” Roger Deakins
Achievement in costume design
- “Anna Karenina” Jacqueline Durran
- “Les Misérables” Paco Delgado
- “Lincoln” Joanna Johnston
- “Mirror Mirror” Eiko Ishioka
- “Snow White and the Huntsman” Colleen Atwood
Achievement in directing
- “Amour” Michael Haneke
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
- “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
- “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg
- “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell
Best documentary feature
- “5 Broken Cameras”
- “The Gatekeepers”
- “How to Survive a Plague”
- “The Invisible War”
- “Searching for Sugar Man”
Best documentary short subject
- “Inocente” Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
- “Kings Point” Sari Gilman and Jedd Wider
- “Mondays at Racine” Cynthia Wade and Robin Honan
- “Open Heart” Kief Davidson and Cori Shepherd Stern
- “Redemption” Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill
Achievement in film editing
- “Argo” William Goldenberg
- “Life of Pi” Tim Squyres
- “Lincoln” Michael Kahn
- “Silver Linings Playbook” Jay Cassidy and Crispin Struthers
- “Zero Dark Thirty” Dylan Tichenor and William Goldenberg
Best foreign language film of the year
- “Amour” Austria
- “Kon-Tiki” Norway
- “No” Chile
- “A Royal Affair” Denmark
- “War Witch” Canada
Achievement in makeup and hairstyling
- “Hitchcock” Howard Berger, Peter Montagna and Martin Samuel
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Peter Swords King, Rick Findlater and Tami Lane
- “Les Misérables” Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
- “Anna Karenina” Dario Marianelli
- “Argo” Alexandre Desplat
- “Life of Pi” Mychael Danna
- “Lincoln” John Williams
- “Skyfall” Thomas Newman
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
- “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice” Music and Lyric by J. Ralph
- “Everybody Needs A Best Friend” from “Ted” Music by Walter Murphy; Lyric by Seth MacFarlane
- “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi” Music by Mychael Danna; Lyric by Bombay Jayashri
- “Skyfall” from “Skyfall” Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
- “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables” Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyric by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil
Best motion picture of the year
- “Amour” Nominees to be determined
- “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
- “Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
- “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
- “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
- “Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
- “Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
- “Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers
Achievement in production design
- “Anna Karenina” Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Production Design: Dan Hennah; Set Decoration: Ra Vincent and Simon Bright
- “Les Misérables” Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Anna Lynch-Robinson
- “Life of Pi” Production Design: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
- “Lincoln” Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Jim Erickson
Best animated short film
- “Adam and Dog” Minkyu Lee
- “Fresh Guacamole” PES
- “Head over Heels” Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
- “Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”” David Silverman
- “Paperman” John Kahrs
Best live action short film
- “Asad” Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura
- “Buzkashi Boys” Sam French and Ariel Nasr
- “Curfew” Shawn Christensen
- “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)” Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele
- “Henry” Yan England
Achievement in sound editing
- “Argo” Erik Aadahl and Ethan Van der Ryn
- “Django Unchained” Wylie Stateman
- “Life of Pi” Eugene Gearty and Philip Stockton
- “Skyfall” Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers
- “Zero Dark Thirty” Paul N.J. Ottosson
Achievement in sound mixing
- “Argo” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
- “Les Misérables” Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson and Simon Hayes
- “Life of Pi” Ron Bartlett, D.M. Hemphill and Drew Kunin
- “Lincoln” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Ronald Judkins
- “Skyfall” Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell and Stuart Wilson
Achievement in visual effects
- “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and R. Christopher White
- “Life of Pi” Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott
- “Marvel’s The Avengers” Janek Sirrs, Jeff White, Guy Williams and Dan Sudick
- “Prometheus” Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill
- “Snow White and the Huntsman” Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, Philip Brennan, Neil Corbould and Michael Dawson
- “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
- “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
- “Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
- “Lincoln” Screenplay by Tony Kushner
- “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell
- “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
- “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
- “Flight” Written by John Gatins
- “Moonrise Kingdom” Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
- “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal
• The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization.
• Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.
January 1, 2013
Times Square, New York — 2013 New Year Countdown
Photo: A view of atmosphere during New Year’s Eve 2013 in Times Square, New York City, on December 31, 2012. (Photo © Mike Coppola/Getty Images).
Photo: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images).
Photo: Carly Rae Jepsen performs at Times Square on December 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo © Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images).
Toshiba was the exclusive sponsor for the Official Countdown of the Times Square 2013 New Year’s Eve Celebration.
Every year this global event sees over 1 million visitors pack the streets and more than 1 billion viewers worldwide. All eyes were on the giant TOSHIBA VISION LED screen atop One Times Square providing the countdown for the whole world.
Wake! For the Sun, who scatter’d into flight
The Stars before him from the Field of Night
Drives Night along with them from Heav’n, and strikes
The Sultan’s Turret with a Shaft of Light.
— Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, Edward FitzGerald’s Translation.