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January 24, 2014

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014: Business Leaders Urge Policy Changes to Restore Trust

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Photo: The logo of the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum is seen at the congress centre in Davos, January 20, 2014. The Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum is taking place from January 22 to 25, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hager/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Aerial view of the congress center of Davos/Switzerland where the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 is taking place, January 22 - 25, 2014. (Archive photo from 2012). Photo © Andy Mettler/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Queen Mathilde of Belgium is seen in the audience of the session ‘Is Europe Back?’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Participants are captured in the congress centre during the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Urs Jaudas/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Angelica Fuentes, Chief Executive Officer, Omnilife-Angelissima-Chivas Group, Mexico; Global Agenda Council on Women’s Empowerment, makes a point during the session ‘Making Gains on Gender Goals’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Christof Sonderegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Rola A. Dashti, Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs of Kuwait (2012-2014) listens to the statement of another participant during the session ‘The Arab World Context’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Michael Buholzer/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Anat Admati, George G. C. Parker Professor of Finance and Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA; Global Agenda Council on New Economic Thinking, is seen during the session ‘Forum Debate: Are Markets Safer Now?’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan talks to the audience during the session ‘The Reshaping of the World: Vision from Japan’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hager/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban Development and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs of India speaks during the session ‘The Infrastructure Imperative’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. Photo © Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Espen Barth Eide, Managing Director and Member of the Managing Board, World Economic Forum, listens to the speech of Benjamin Netanyahu during the plenary session ‘Israel’s Economic and Political Outlook’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Congress Centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. Photo © Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Members discuss during the arrival day of the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 21, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hager/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Tea Tasting. Feature of the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hager/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: A participant of in the audience speaks into the microphone during the open forum ‘Higher Education - Investment or Waste?’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss Alpine School (SAMD) in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Christof Sonderegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Glenn H. Hutchins, Co-Founder, Silver Lake, USA, listens during the session ‘Securing US Competitiveness’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 24, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hage/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Andrew R. Sorkin, Columnist, The New York Times, USA, Young Global Leader Alumnus, moderates the session ‘Securing US Competitiveness’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 24, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hage/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, addresses the participants during the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 24, 2014. Photo © Urs Jaudas/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA, is captured during the dinner session ‘The Neuroscience of Leadership’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the Hotel Meierhof in Davos, January 22, 2014. Photo © Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance, London Business School, United Kingdom, makes a point during the session ‘Making Better Decisions’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. Photo © Christof Sonderegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Eldar Shafir, William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University, USA, during the session ‘Making Better Decisions’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. Photo © Christof Sonderegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo, USA, Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014, Young Global Leader, speaks during the session ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 24, 2014. Photo © Moritz Hager/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Caroline Ghosn, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Levo, USA, Global Shaper, is seen during the workshop ‘Learning from Leading Cities’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. Photo © Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Neil Gershenfeld, Director, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, gestures while speaking during the session ‘From Waste to Wealth’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 25, 2014. Photo © Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board, Facebook, USA, Young Global Leader Alumnus, gestures while speaking during the session ‘Gender-driven Growth’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 25, 2014. Photo © Remy Steinegger/World Economic Forum.

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Photo: View to Davos at the last day of the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 25, 2014. Photo © Urs Jaudas/World Economic Forum.

Business leaders gathered in Davos for the 44th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting called for government policy changes to restore trust between governments, business, and civil society.

The Annual Meeting is taking place from 22 to 25 January under the theme The reshaping of the World: Consequences for Society, Politics and Business. Participating this year are more than 2,500 participants from 100 countries, including 300 public figures, 1,500 business leaders and representatives from civil society, academia, the media and the arts.

“We must change the dialogue from what we do with the money we make to how we make the money,” Indra Nooyi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, USA, said. “There is an ethical way to run a company and be profitable.” Companies should select board members that understand the importance of sustainable growth, and chief executive officers (CEOs) should inculcate long-term vision in the rising generation of corporate leaders, so policy changes last beyond a single CEO’s tenure. Companies should hire and source locally to encourage job creation and build a larger consumer market.

The business leaders called for corporations to use their influence on business schools to shift business education away from its emphasis on short-term profits. Business schools should teach case studies of companies such as Kodak and Enron that collapsed because of their failures to invest in the long term or manage their businesses ethically. CEOs must remember that short-term investors may be well-organized and vocal, but they do not represent the companies’ true stakeholders. “Many shareholders depend on a company’s long-term performance,” Nooyi said.

The Co-Chairs of the Annual Meeting 2014 are:

Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, Nigeria;

Kris Gopalakrishnan, President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Vice-Chairman, Infosys, India;

Jiang Jianqing, Chairman of the Board, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, People’s Republic of China;

Joseph Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Novartis, Switzerland;

Christophe de Margerie, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Total, France;

Marissa Mayer, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo, USA, and

Judith Rodin, President, Rockefeller Foundation, USA.

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January 17, 2014

Berlin Fashion Week A/W 2014

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Photos: Fashion brand “lala Berlin” at Berlin Fashion Week A/W 2014. In addition to its own boutiques in Berlin and in Copenhagen, “lala Berlin” designs are sold in 150 leading premium fashion stores worldwide.

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January 16, 2014

86TH OSCARS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

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Photo: Nominated. Performance by an actress in a leading role. Meryl Streep in “August: Osage County”. (Credit: The Weinstein Company/Claire Folger).

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Actor Chris Hemsworth and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards today.

Nominations for the 86th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Best animated feature film of the year

Achievement in cinematography

Achievement in costume design

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature

Best documentary short subject

Achievement in film editing

Best foreign language film of the year

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Best motion picture of the year

Achievement in production design

Best animated short film

Best live action short film

Achievement in sound editing

Achievement in sound mixing

Achievement in visual effects

Adapted screenplay

Original screenplay

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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North American International Auto Show 2014, Detroit, Michigan

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Photo: Toyota FT1 on Display.

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Photo: Official Debut of the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

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Photo: World Premiere of the New Mercedes GLA 45 AMG.

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Photo: Introducing the BMW M 235i.

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Photo: Debut of the Sleek Porsche 911 Targa 4.

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Photo: Volkswagen Debuts Golf R Vehicle.

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Photo: The Electric Audi 02 Etron Features Allroad Shooting Brake.

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Photo: A Bentley Continental GT V8.

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Photo: Media Gathers Around the Futuristic Kia Concept Car.

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Photo: The Completely Redesigned 2015 Honda Fit.

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Photo: Honda “Hands” Wins Best TV Commercial at The One Show’s Automobile Advertising of the Year Awards.

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Photo: Models from Tapper’s Fine Jewelry Welcome Guests to Gallery Event.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary as an international event, the The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Michigan, USA, is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world. It provides access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most. The global automotive community comes together here to catch up on the latest news and events.

NAIAS 2014 Dates:

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January 14, 2014

STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS 2014 COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY

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Photo: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 40th Annual Student Academy Awards on Saturday, June 8, in Beverly Hills. Pictured (left to right): John Mattiuzzi, Talkhon Hamzavi, David Aristizabal, Brian Schwarz, Eusong Lee, Perry Janes, Kevin Herron, Jonathan Langager, Wouter Bouvijn, Rafael Cortina, Mauro Mueller, Kristina Yee, Daniel Koehler, Ashley Graham, Lindsey St. Pierre and Rachel Loube. Photo © Matt Petit/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Photo: Jonathan Langager, winner of the silver medal in the narrative film category during the 40th Annual Student Academy Awards on Saturday, June 8, in Beverly Hills. Photo © Todd Wawrychuk/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Photo: Animated film winner Kevin Herron as the 2013 Student Academy Awards winners toured the Academy Film Archive, on Friday July 7, 2013. Photo © Matt Petit/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting applications for its 2014 Student Academy Awards competition.

Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards. Winners include Pete Docter, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with cash prizes, may be presented to student filmmakers in the following categories: Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Foreign Film.

The U.S. competition is open to all full-time college and university students at accredited institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools. For 2014, the Academy has again limited the accepted accreditation agencies for U.S. institutions to the following: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. U.S. entries must be submitted by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

In the Foreign Film category, entries are accepted only from full-time college and university students attending schools that are located outside the borders of the United States and are members of the international film school organization CILECT (www.cilect.org) [Full members of CILECT are institutions such as Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)]. The deadline to submit a foreign student film for consideration is Friday, March 21, 2014.

The 41st Annual Student Academy Awards presentation will be held in June at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.

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January 1, 2014

New Year's Eve 2014 In Times Square, New York

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Photos: Toshiba Vision Screen at New Year’s Eve Countdown and other New Year’s Eve 2014 Celebrations in Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City. Photographers: Eugene Gologursky, Neilson Barnard. © 2013 Getty Images.

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Photos: Toshiba Kimono Girls attend the Japanese New Year Countdown at Times Square on December 31, 2013 in New York City. Photos by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Toshiba. © 2013 Getty Images.

Toshiba was the official sponsor of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration. The countdown to midnight was played out on TOSHIBA VISION, the LED screen atop One Times Square, New York, welcoming 2014 at the world’s biggest New Year party with over a million people gathered in Times Square and a television audience around the globe of more than a billion.

On December 31, 2013, the one million strong crowd gathered at Times Square chanted out the countdown in a deafening roar, climaxing with confetti exploding into the air. The partygoers embraced each other as “Happy New Year” appeared on the screen with the final “0” of the countdown, their celebrating voices welcoming the New Year.

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