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January 2015 Issue


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January 29, 2015

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2015 Ends

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Photo: A participant checks her smartphone during the opening day at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Valeriano DiDomenico.

World Economic Forum, Global Giants

Photo: Pedro Sander, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong SAR, captured during the session “Merging Virtual and Physical Worlds” in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Benedikt von Loebell.

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Photo: Ajit Gulabchand, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Construction Company, India, captured during the session “Forum Debate The Bottom Line” in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Benedikt von Loebell.

World Economic Forum, Global Giants

Photo: Asher Hasan, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Naya Jeevan, Pakistan; Social Entrepreneur, captured during the session “Designing Out Poverty” in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Benedikt von Loebell.

World Economic Forum, Global Giants

Photo: Kurt Tidd, Vice-Admiral, Departement of Defence, USA, makes a statement during the session “The Future of the Military” at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Valeriano DiDomenico.

World Economic Forum, Global Giants

Photo: Julia Novy-Hildesley, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Resilience in Action, USA, captured during the session “Thinking Ahead with the New Champions” in the congress centre at the Annual Meeting 2015 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2015. © WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/Benedikt von Loebell.

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, has ended with a debate on the Global Agenda 2015. The session closed a week-long meeting on the world’s most pressing issues and long-term challenges, including inequality and climate change.

The meeting created momentum for the Forum’s regional agendas, thanks to strong representation from governments and business leaders from emerging markets, including Mexico, Indonesia, Nigeria, Turkey and South Africa, in addition to those from Brazil, Russia, India and China.

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January 26, 2015

Colombia's Paulina Vega crowned Miss Universe

Miss Universe Colombia, Global Giants

Photo: Paulina Vega, Miss Universe Colombia 2014, is crowned the winner at the conclusion of The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant broadcast live from Doral-Miami, Florida, on January 25, 2015. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Frank L. Szelwach.

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January 24, 2015

TAG Heuer, Cara Delevingne, and a Lion

TAG Heuer, Global Giants

Photo: Model Cara Delevingne poses with a baby lion as she joins Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer as Brand Ambassador to launch the new 2015 campaign at Palais des Beaux-Arts on January 23, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for TAG Heuer. © 2015 Getty Images).

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January 6, 2015

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Start of Leg 3 - Abu Dhabi, UAE to Sanya, China

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Photo: “By the time the sun rose, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing had lost her lead, ducking behind our stern as we sailed to the Northern tip of Oman during Leg 3 between Abu Dhabi, UAE and Sanya, China.” - Dongfeng Race Team. (Photo by Sam Greenfield/Dongfeng Race Team/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images). © 2014 Volvo Ocean Race.

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Photo: Team Alvimedica arrive in Abu Dhabi during the finish of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi on December 14, 2014 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images). © 2014 Volvo Ocean Race.

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Photo: The crew of Team Vestas Wind head back to the boat to retrieve everything they can; including ropes, diesel, Inmarsat dome and sails, following the grounding of the boat on a reef on December 03, 2014 in Mauritius. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Brian Carlin/Team Vestas Wind/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images). © 2014 Volvo Ocean Race.

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Photo: Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014. Team SCA finishes at dawn off Cowes to beat the all female round Britain record. Photo Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Team SCA.

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Photo: January 3 2015. Team SCA, Foggy conditions at the start of Leg 3, Abu Dhabi to Sanya, China. Photo Credit: Rick Tomlinson/Team SCA.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) bade farewell to their home port for the hazardous Leg 3 on Saturday by leading the fleet out towards their eventual destination of China from under a blanket of fog.

Light winds are forecast for the first few days of a stage which is expected to take about three weeks before the six boats arrive in Sanya, China.

Few had reckoned on a thick fog for the leg departure from Abu Dhabi (1000 UTC) where the boats had spent Christmas and New Year.

The third leg promises to be intriguing all the way but particularly during the Malacca Strait which separates the Indonesian island of Sumatra and Malaysia.

At some stages, it narrows to 1.5nm and is one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

“It’s the most challenging part of the whole race,” Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) navigator Will Oxley (AUS) said on the eve of the leg.

“I’m pretty happy dealing with big waves and strong winds, but the complexity of dealing with a narrow channel, and a very large amount of shipping is what causes the problems.

“Some 300ft of steel coming at you at 20 knots is always concerning, particularly if you haven’t got much control over your speed if there’s not much wind.

“Then you have squalls, very violent squalls in the night, and there’s lots of fishermen who are not showing navigation lights and have long nets. You can get tangled in the nets, or worse still, run someone over. So it’s very stressful.”

Here are the Latest Overall standings in the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Series:

  1. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
  2. Team Brunel
  3. Team SCA
  4. Team Alvimedica
  5. Dongfeng Race Team
  6. MAPFRE
  7. Team Vestas Wind

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January 5, 2015

Preparing to Compete at the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant

Miss Universe, Global Giants

Photo (Added Jan. 18): Noyonita Lodh, Miss Universe India 2014, poses during rehearsals on Friday, January 16th for the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant at Trump National Doral Miami. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Richard D. Salyer.

Miss Universe, Global Giants

Photo (Added Jan. 18): Noyonita Lodh, Miss Universe India 2014, presents her national gift during the National Gift Auction at the InterContinental at Doral Miami on Wednesday, January 14th. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Joseph Mainhart.

Miss Universe, Global Giants

Photo (Added Jan. 15): Perfect Golf Shot. Chanel Beckenlehner, Miss Universe Canada 2014, tees off at the newly renovated Red Tiger golf course at the Trump National Doral Miami on January 12, 2015. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Richard D. Salyer.

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Photo (Added Jan. 14): Anissa Blondin, Miss Universe Belgium 2014, poses in her Yamamay swimwear for photographs at Crandon Park Beach in Key Biscayne on Tuesday, January 13th. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Richard D. Salyer.

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Photo (Added Jan. 7): Yasmin Verheijen, Miss Universe Netherlands 2014, and Josefin Donat, Miss Universe Germany 2014, pose for photographs at the Trump National Doral Miami on January 6, 2015. The 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE Pageant contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami, Florida. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Richard D. Salyer.

Miss Universe

Photo: Miss Universe Mexico 2014, Josselyn Garciglia, reviews her photos with photographer Matt Petit at the Trump National Doral Miami on January 5th, 2015. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the DIC Crown in Doral-Miami. Tune in to the NBC telecast at 8:00 PM ET on January 25, 2015 live from the FIU Arena to see who will be crowned the 63rd Miss Universe. Photo © Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP. Photographer: Richard D. Salyer.

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