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January 31, 2016

OUTSTANDING FILM AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES HONORED AT THE 22ND ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (L), winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “The Revenant,” and actress Brie Larson, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “Room” pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actors Priyanka Chopra (L) and Pedro Pascal speak onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Brie Larson accepts the Female Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘Room’ onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Alicia Vikander, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘The Danish Girl’ attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Rachel McAdams, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Spotlight” poses in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actor Eddie Redmayne speaks onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2016) — Actors Honoring Actors. The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Honored with individual awards were Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander for performances in motion pictures, and Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor for performances in television.

PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 20th year. This exclusive event, which was held immediately following the SAG Awards on a specially extended section of the Shrine Theater, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).

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January 26, 2016

New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials to UN Secretary General

United Nations, India

United Nations, India

Photos: Syed Akbaruddin, the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 25 January 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photos/Evan Schneider.

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Audi Driving Experience in Kitzbuhel, Austria

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Audi Driving Experience on January 23, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: American actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Audi driving experience during the Audi Hahnenkamm race weekend on January 23, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © 2016 Gisela Schober/Getty Images).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Russian model and actress Irina Shayk poses in the starting booth of the Hahnenkamm race on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: German fashion model Lena Gercke attends the AUDI Night 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Russian model and actress Irina Shayk attends the Audi Driving Experience during the Audi Hahnenkamm race weekend on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Gisela Schober/Getty Images).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: German World Cup alpine ski racer Felix Neureuther drives during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Professional motorcycle road racer Andrea Dovozioso (Italy) drives during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill and Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer Marcel Hirscher pose for a picture during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Each year, the ski races on the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria, are the specialities of the alpine winter sports season.

This year too, for the international celebrities who have come to Kitzbuhel, the downhill race on the “Streif”, the most challenging event in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, is a special attraction.

On January 22, in the presence of some 350 invited guests, the spectacular weekend of racing was opened with the celebration of “Audi Night”.

While Audi welcomed models Irina Shayk and Lena Gercke, actors Noomi Rapace and Luke Evans, and singer Christina Sturmer, for American actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Jason Statham, a visit to the “Audi Night” was their first appearance in Kitzbuhel.

And while professional skiers Felix Neureuther and Marcel Hirscher put guests in the mood for the upcoming sporting events, Audi provided a glimpse of the automobile future with a demonstration of its all-electric-powered e-tron quattro concept.

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January 23, 2016

World Economic Forum Announces New Board of Trustees

World Economic Forum

Photo: The WEF Logo is seen in the congress centre during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Michael Buholzer.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Congress Centre before the Opening of the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 14, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Andy Mettler.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, speaks during the televised session ‘The Growth Illusion’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Monika Flueckiger.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Saadia Zahidi, Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, is captured during the session ‘The Gender Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Jolanda Flubacher.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group, USA, speaking at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Benedikt von Loebell.

World Economic Forum

Photo: H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, is captured during the session ‘Fostering Financial Inclusion’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Michael Buholzer.

World Economic Forum

Photo: A musician is captured during the open forum workshop ‘Making Music across Borders with Yo-Yo Ma’ during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Monika Flueckiger.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2016 - The Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum yesterday elected Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank, Washington DC; and Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA, as its new members.

As of 22 January 2016, the Members of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum are:

Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts are participating in the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on 20-23 January, 2016.

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Porsche Design Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation

Berlin Fashion

Photo : Berlin, Germany - January 21, 2016: A model walks the runway at the Porsche Design Show Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation at Bar Tausend on January 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo © Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Porsche Design).

Berlin Fashion

Photo : Berlin, Germany - January 21, 2016: A model walks the runway at the Porsche Design Show Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation at Bar Tausend on January 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo © Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Porsche Design).

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January 20, 2016

Coca-Cola Launches New Global Campaign “Taste the Feeling”

Coca-Cola Advertising

Coca-Cola Advertising

Photos: Paris, France - January 19, 2016 - Coca-Cola Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, announces Innovative “One Brand” Global Marketing Strategy.

Coca-Cola Advertising

Coca-Cola Advertising

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PARIS, Jan. 19, 2016 - Today at an event in Paris, Coca-Cola Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, revealed a new ‘One Brand’ global marketing strategy that, for the first time ever, unites Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, and Coca-Cola Life under the iconic Coca-Cola brand positioning in one global creative campaign, “Taste the Feeling.”

The ‘One Brand’ Strategy:

Extends the global equity and iconic appeal of original Coca-Cola across the Trademark, uniting the Coca-Cola family under the world’s number one beverage brand.

Comes to life in a global campaign - “Taste the Feeling” - that uses universal storytelling and everyday moments to connect with consumers around the world.

Features the product at the heart of the creative, celebrating the experience and simple pleasure of drinking a Coca-Cola, any Coca-Cola.

Underscores the Company’s commitment to choice, allowing consumers to choose whichever Coca-Cola suits their taste, lifestyle, and diet.

“Every day, millions of people around the world reach for an ice cold Coca-Cola,” said Marcos de Quinto, Chief Marketing Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “The new ‘One Brand’ approach will share the equity of Coca-Cola, across all Coca-Cola Trademark products, reinforcing our commitment to offer consumers choice with more clarity. This is a powerful investment behind all Coca-Cola products, showing how everyone can enjoy the specialness of an ice-cold Coca-Cola, with or without calories, with or without caffeine.”

Added de Quinto: “More than ever, we recognize people want their Coca-Cola in different ways, but whichever one they want, they want a Coca-Cola brand with great taste and uplifting refreshment. Through the ‘One Brand’ strategy we will move away from multiple brand campaigns, to one single iconic brand campaign that celebrates both the product and the brand.”

“Taste the Feeling” is the new 2016 Coca-Cola campaign anthem, featuring the voice of newcomer Conrad Sewell.

“Taste the Feeling,” will roll out at various times across all markets globally.

The campaign’s lead TV Spot, “Anthem” features a series of vignettes that capture life’s everyday moments.

“There is nothing quite like the taste of an ice-cold Coca-Cola”, said Rodolfo Echeverria, Vice President, Global Creative, Connections & Digital, The Coca-Cola Company. “The campaign creative was designed to celebrate the notion that the simple pleasure of drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola makes any moment more special. The universal moments and storytelling depicted in the campaign were created to resonate with our consumers globally. The same images and television creatives will be seen in Japan, in Italy, in Mexico, in India, i.e., in every country around the world.”

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January 16, 2016

2016 North American International Auto Show Drives It Home With Production and Concept Reveals

Detroit Auto Show

Photos: 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Images provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

Photo: 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Army Personnel Talk with Product Specialist. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

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Photo: Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Cabrio at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

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Photo: Ferrari at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

Detroit, Michigan - January 16, 2016 - From a segment-reinventing minivan to luxury flagships, twin-turbocharged powerhouses, plug-in hybrids and autonomous drive functions, automakers showcased the sharpest of cutting-edge technologies, products and brand-building strategies at this year’s North American International Auto Show Press Preview.

Show officials report 5,068 journalists from 60 countries attended the two-day Press Preview that has become synonymous with generating news that shapes the future of the industry and attracts the world’s top automotive leaders.

A long list of CEOs and top industry executives attended Press Preview, many of which took the stage during press conferences.

“Again this year, we enjoyed the confidence of automakers who selected our show and the heart of the industry, the Motor City, as the backdrop for their new product reveals,” said 2016 NAIAS Chairman Paul Sabatini. “Of the 57 introductions at NAIAS, nearly 90 percent were worldwide debuts, which is an incredible testament to the global position of importance that NAIAS plays in automakers’ new vehicle and technology launch strategies.”

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January 14, 2016

88TH OSCARS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Oscars Nominations

Oscars Nominations

Photo: Billie Lourd accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for Debbie Reynolds from Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep during the 2015 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations today.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Nominations for the 88th 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

(These foreign language films have been selected from the 81 official entries submitted by various countries, listed in our following post —

81 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2015 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR

All others, including the official entry from India “Court”, were eliminated from the Oscar race.)

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

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January 11, 2016

Jaguar Puts its New InControl Touch Pro System to the Test in Mumbai Dabbawalla Delivery Challenge

Jaguar, Mumbai

Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

Photos: Jaguar put the new InControl Touch Pro system on its latest XJ model to the test in Mumbai by taking on the traditional acclaimed Dabbawalla delivery system in a race through the congested city streets. Photos credit: Anthony Cullen.

Mumbai, India — Jaguar put the new InControl Touch Pro system on its latest XJ model to the test in Mumbai by taking on the traditional acclaimed Dabbawalla delivery system in a race through the congested city streets.

Dabbawallas are used by many Mumbai workers to take home-cooked food to their places of work in small ‘tiffins’ or ‘dabbas’. They operate on a complex relay system involving trains, buses, bikes and foot.

But one lucky Dabbawalla was given the chance to ride in luxury when the new Jaguar XJ picked him up, swapping a bike saddle for a leather seat and the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system in place of the noise of busy streets. The driver used the new navigation system to help steer through traffic as his rival Dabbawalla took the traditional route.

The Dabbawalla said: “It was a very different experience to the one I am used to! The only massage I normally get is from the bumps in the road! Those seats were amazing. And I never knew Mumbai could be so quiet - it was like a different world inside the car.

“It was a serious race too. We have a very well developed system here; one that many say is impossible to beat. But somehow the XJ won! The navigation system was a big help, but we were also lucky because the other Dabbawalla got stuck with a rare train delay.”

Founded in 1890, the Dabbawalla system, once subject to a Harvard Business School study, is a business miracle. Low cost, highly efficient and environmentally friendly, there is no use of any IT system or even cell phones, yet mistakes are extremely rare. Logistics expert Federal Express even sent its employees over to learn from the system.

Aside from a unique weight-bearing jacket, which helps carry multiple loads using supports from lightweight but sturdy aluminium, new technology has done nothing to better the system. Now, approximately 5,000 Dabbawallas move more than 130,000 lunches per day, six days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Ever-present heavy traffic makes moving through the city streets a challenge, which is why the system is of such benefit. But on a course designed to give close competition even with the road congestion, the dynamic pinch and zoom mapping on the navigation system allowed the XJ to reach its destination with time to spare.

According to Jaguar, its InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which was tested via the Mumbai Dabbawalla Delivery Challenge, features a high-performance quad-core processor and runs on state-of-the-art, ultra-fast Ethernet, a network technology which offers exceptional data transfer rates of up to 1Gbit/second. Combined, they deliver incredible graphics, fast response times and help to future-proof the system for significant upgrades in functionality over time.

Jaguar spokesman, Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director said: “We were privileged to gain an insight into the Dabbawalla business through this activity, and it really showed us how efficient this kind of process can be, even without the use of modern technology.

“In the race, the new XJ proved to be more than comfortable in the city streets. Despite its size, it is nimble, manoeuvrable and dynamic and that helped it cut through traffic with ease. The revolutionary technology in the new InControl Pro system also made a big difference, both from a guidance perspective and in allowing the Dabbawalla to ride in comfort.”

New, Fun Short Film shows the Race in Action

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