March 28, 2015
de GRISOGONO Instrumento Carbon Chrono "Limited Edition" Mens Watch
Photos: de GRISOGONO Instrumento Carbon Chrono “Limited Edition” Mens Watch. Images provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.
The de GRISOGONO Instrumento Carbon Chrono “Limited Edition” Mens Watch features deep black carbon case and dial with large integrated black matt alligator strap that endow this model with a timeless masculine, sporty look.
March 19, 2015
de Grisogono Instrumento N°Uno Annual Calendar Mens Watch
Photos: de Grisogono Instrumento N°Uno Annual Calendar Mens Watch. Images provided by and copyright © de Grisogono.
Bearing the new codes of the rejuvenated Instrumento N°Uno collection, the de Grisogono Instrumento N°Uno Annual Calendar Mens Watch maintains its assertive traits and emblematic silhouette.
The annual calendar derives its name from its ability to run for an entire year without adjustment. Once a year, at the end of February, the calendar requires manual correction. With its streamlined design, the dial architecture has been completely updated in order to free up as much space as possible to highlight the month and small seconds counters. In addition, the arabesques of the 5, 6, 7 numerals have been removed. To ensure optimal readability, the day display has been enlarged. It features an asymmetrical effect based on a large date at 12 o’clock, month at 8 o’clock and small seconds at 5 o’clock.
The asymmetrical design is rounded off with the new integrated bracelet perfectly integrated with the 18-karat rose gold case. The final result is the masculine and sporty look of the watch.
March 12, 2015
The World's 100 Most Prestigious Universities
Photo: A building at Harvard University. Photo Credit: Hong Duong.
London — Times Higher Education (THE) has announced its World Reputation Rankings 2015 that determines the 100 most renowned higher education institutions in the world.
For the fifth consecutive year, the rankings highlight an elite group of six US and UK “super-brands” that hold a significant lead over the rest. Although the order has changed over the years, the institutions in the top six have remained constant: Harvard University, Cambridge, Oxford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley.
“What we are finding year on year is that universities in this group of six tend to stand out well above the seventh and eighth placed institutions,” said THE rankings editor Phil Baty. “They seem to be in a super-league all of their own.”
Germany remains the best-represented nation after the US and the UK, with six top 100 universities (the same as last year). Its neighbour France now boasts five institutions in the table (all of them based in Paris), up from two last year.
Asia’s best performer, the University of Tokyo, slipped one place to 12th position. Meanwhile, China’s top institution, Tsinghua University, climbed 10 places to 26th, and Peking University leaped from 41st to 32nd place.
THE partnered with Elsevier to disseminate the Academic Reputation Survey on which the results are based. Questionnaires, which asked participants to nominate up to 10 of the best institutions in their field of expertise, were completed by some 10,000 academics selected to give a statistically representative sample of global scholars.
World’s Most Prestigious Universities
Rank - Institution - Location - Overall Score
- Harvard University — United States — 100.0
- University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 84.3
- University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 80.4
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — United States — 77.8
- Stanford University — United States — 72.1
- University of California, Berkeley — United States — 60.0
- Princeton University — United States — 35.0
- Yale University — United States — 33.1
- California Institute of Technology (Caltech) — United States — 24.1
- Columbia University — United States — 21.0
- University of Chicago — United States — 19.8
- The University of Tokyo — Japan — 19.3
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) — United States — 18.9
- Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 18.2
- ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich — Switzerland — 16.7
- University of Toronto — Canada — 15.8
- University College London (UCL) — United Kingdom — 15.7
- Johns Hopkins University — United States — 14.6
- University of Michigan — United States — 13.8
- Cornell University — United States — 13.6
- New York University (NYU) — United States — 13.6
- London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) — United Kingdom — 12.9
- University of Pennsylvania — United States — 11.2
- National University of Singapore (NUS) — Singapore — 10.4
- Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 9.9
- Tsinghua University — China — 9.5
- Kyoto University — Japan — 9.3
- Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 9.2
- University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 8.3
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — United States — 8.2
- King’s College London — United Kingdom — 8.1
- Peking University — China — 7.7
- University of Washington — United States — 7.4
- Duke University — United States — 7.3
- Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich — Germany — 7.2
- McGill University — Canada — 7.2
- University of British Columbia — Canada — 7.0
- Heidelberg University — Germany — 6.4
- University of California, San Francisco — United States — 6.4
- University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 6.4
- Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany — 6.3
- University of California, San Diego — United States — 6.3
- University of Melbourne — Australia — 6.3
- University of California, Davis — United States — 6.0
- Karolinska Institute — Sweden — 5.9
- University of Texas at Austin — United States — 5.8
- Northwestern University — United States — 5.7
- Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 5.5
- Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) — United States — 5.4
- University of Manchester — United Kingdom — 5.3
51 to 60
- Australian National University — Australia
- Delft University of Technology — Netherlands
- Free University of Berlin — Germany
- KU Leuven — Belgium
- Panthéon-Sorbonne University - Paris 1 — France
- Paris-Sorbonne University - Paris 4 — France
- Seoul National University — Republic of Korea
- The University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong
- University of Amsterdam — Netherlands
- University of São Paulo — Brazil
- University of Sydney — Australia
61 to 70
- Ecole Normale Superieure — France
- Leiden University — Netherlands
- National Taiwan University — Taiwan
- Pennsylvania State University — United States
- Technical University of Munich — Germany
- University of California, Santa Barbara — United States
- University of North Carolina — United States
- University of Southern California — United States
- Wageningen University and Research Center — Netherlands
71 to 80
- Boston University — United States
- Brown University — United States
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong
- Michigan State University — United States
- National Autonomous University of Mexico — Mexico
- Purdue University — United States
- Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey — United States
- Saint Petersburg State University — Russian Federation
- University of Minnesota — United States
- University of Pittsburgh — United States
- Utrecht University — Netherlands
81 to 90
- Durham University — United Kingdom
- Ohio State University — United States
- Texas A&M University — United States
- University of Copenhagen — Denmark
- University of Helsinki — Finland
- University of Queensland — Australia
- University of Warwick — United Kingdom
- Uppsala University — Sweden
- Washington University in St Louis — United States
91 to 100
- Ecole Polytechnique — France
- London Business School — United Kingdom
- Mayo Medical School — United States
- Monash University — Australia
- Nanyang Technological University — Singapore
- Pasteur Institute — France
- RWTH Aachen University — Germany
- University of Bristol — United Kingdom
- University of Maryland, College Park — United States
- University of Massachusetts — United States
March 8, 2015
Volvo Ocean Race's Team SCA with All-Female Sailing Crew Celebrates International Women’s Day
Photo: Team SCA finish at 6th place in Sanya, China. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 11, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in 11 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 race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race.)
Photo: Team SCA just off of the coast of Cape Town coming in to complete Leg 1; They’ve beaten MAPFRE for 6th place during the arrivals at the completion of Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape Town on November 05, 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race.)
Photo: Team SCA crew members (top L-R) Sally Barklow (USA), Annie Lush (GBR), Sara Hastreiter (USA), Justine Mettraux (CH), Sophie Ciszek (AUS), Liz Wardley (AUS), Elodie Mettraux (CH), Dee Caffari (GBR), Stacey Jackson (AUS) and (bottom L-R) Abby Ehler (GBR), Corinna Halloran (USA), Libby Greenhalgh (GBR), Samantha Davies (GBR Skipper) and Carolijn Brouwer (NED) pose for a photo the day before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 on October 10, 2014 in Alicante, Spain. (Photo by Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race.)
Auckland, New Zealand - International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8 every year, is particularly pertinent to Team SCA.
This all-female professional sailing team has demonstrated great resilience and courage in so far completing more than half of the Volvo Ocean Race - one of the most demanding sports events in the world - with the hardest part of the race still ahead of them.
It is the first time in 12 years that women have competed in the punishing 38,739-nautical mile round-the-world yacht race - the ultimate test in human endurance. Swedish sponsor SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, is supporting the team as part of its campaign for women to participate fully in all aspects of society, including those usually dominated by men.
Skippered by renowned British sailor Samantha Davies, Team SCA is about to start Leg Five of the Volvo Ocean Race - from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil - which promises to be the most brutal yet. The crew will be facing fierce winds, deep waves, freezing temperatures, and hazardous icebergs.
The Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante, Spain in October 2014. It will finish at the end of June 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Team Alvimedica [USA/TUR]: skipper Charlie Enright [USA], crew from United States of America, Australia, France, Italia, New Zealand.
- Team SCA [SWE]: skipper Samantha Davies [UK], 100% female crew from the United Kingdom, United States of America, Australia and The Netherlands.
- Dongfeng Race team [CHN]: skipper Charles Caudrelier [FRA], crew from China, France and Sweden.
- Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing [UAE]: skipper Ian Walker [UK], crew from New Zealand, Ireland, UAE, Australia, Spain.
- Team Vestas Wind [DEN]: skipper Chris Nicholson [AUS], crew from Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Argentina, the Netherlands.
- Team Brunel [NED]: skipper Bouwe Bekking [NED], crew from the Netherlands, Lithuania, France, Belgium, Spain, Australia, Denmark.
- MAPFRE [ESP]: skipper Iker Martinez [ESP], crew from Spain, France, Brazil, the United Kingdom.