November 24, 2016
UN Secretary-General Addresses Disarmament Event at NYU
Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivers a keynote address on “The Future of Multilateral Disarmament” at an event hosted by the Centre for Global Affairs (CGA) of New York University (NYU). The UN Secretary-General also took part in a Q&A session moderated by Edith Lederer, chief UN correspondent for the Associated Press. 22 November 2016. New York, United States. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.
Photo: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon delivered a keynote address on “The Future of Multilateral Disarmament” at an event hosted by the Centre for Global Affairs (CGA) of New York University (NYU). The UN Secretary-General (right) with NYU President Andrew Hamilton on the occasion. 22 November 2016. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas.
“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time as come.”
— Victor Hugo.
“Victory belongs to the most persevering.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte.
“If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.”
— Napoleon Bonaparte.
November 19, 2016
UNESCO names filmmaker & music producer Deeyah Khan as its Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity
Photo: Music producer, composer, documentary film director, and human rights activist, Deeyah Khan, at Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Violaine Martin. Image provided by & copyright © United Nations Office at Geneva.
Paris, France - November 18, 2016 — UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova will designate the Norwegian film director of Punjabi (Pakistani) and Pashtun (Afghan) origin Deeyah Khan a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity. The ceremony will take place on Monday, 21 November at 1:00 pm at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
According to UNESCO, Deeyah Khan is being appointed in recognition of her commitment to promote art as a universal language and a force for development, dialogue and social cohesion, for her contribution to the improvement of fairer and freer societies through her work as a film director, and for her commitment in favour of the Organization’s ideals.
As a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Deeyah Khan will promote freedom of creation for artists and the creative industries in developing countries in line with the principles of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
The UNESCO Goodwill Ambassadors are an outstanding group of celebrity advocates who spread its ideals.
November 15, 2016
Porsche India celebrates arrival of the turbocharged four-cylinder Macan
Photos: Porsche Macan arrives in Mumbai. Images provided by Porsche India.
Mumbai, India - November 15, 2016 — Boasting a specially developed four-cylinder engine, the new Porsche Macan made its highly anticipated national debut at a press conference at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai today. The arrival marks the latest addition to the sports car manufacturer’s model range now available in the country, following the recent introduction of the new 911.
Under the bonnet, the Macan features a turbocharged two-litre engine. With 252 hp (185 kW) from 5,000 to 6,800 rpm and acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds (when equipped with the optional Sport Chrono Package), the model demonstrates its true sports car capabilities. With an unladen weight of 1,770 kilograms, the Macan is the lightest SUV made by Porsche, which translates into agile handling.
The high standards of the Macan are raised further in the new model thanks to the seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission, latest generation Porsche Communication Management (PCM) and variety of distinctive interior and exterior features delivered as standard.
Commenting on the arrival of the new model, Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, said: “The new addition to the Macan range further evolves an already exceptional sports car line-up in the compact SUV range to new heights, at an attractive price. With a specially tailored engine, sporty design accents and cutting edge technology, the Macan is the definition of a five-door sports car, remaining true to its concept as a car built for a life of adventure. This compact SUV packs just as much punch, and the same outstanding drive comfort, as you would expect from any Porsche.”
The company explained that the four-cylinder turbocharged engine of the entry-level Macan was specifically tailored to the model, ensuring sporty and efficient performance. Its powerful 370 Nm of torque, available between 1,600 rpm and 4,500 rpm, allows for fast overtaking manoeuvres. This is made possible by the engine’s two bar of boost pressure, charge-air cooling, petrol direct injection and variable valve timing.
Delivering characteristically sporty driving dynamics in the new model is the standard Porsche Traction Management (PTM) active all-wheel drive system. It comprises of an electronic and map-controlled multi-plate clutch, automatic brake differential (ABD) and anti-slip regulation (ASR). The electronically controlled multi-plate clutch regulates the distribution of drive force between the rear axle and the front axle. Driving conditions are constantly monitored to enable a precise and lightning-quick response to a variety of situations.
The Macan also features the electronically controlled Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM). The PASM shock absorber adjustment system increases driving pleasure, safety and comfort. It automatically regulates the damper force on the front and rear axles. Depending on the road condition and driving style, PASM optimally reduces body movements - on gentle stretches, when driving off-road and even when adopting a more dynamic driving style with strong acceleration and braking phases such as on race tracks.
According to Porsche, distinguishing design characteristics and an extensive list of standard equipment make the new Macan an attractive offer for customers in India. Accentuating design elements include side window trim strips and brake callipers in black, the latter shielded behind 18-inch wheels, alongside an exhaust system with two single tailpipes made of brushed stainless steel. In line with many of the S models, the Macan has comfort seats with electric eight-way adjustment on the driver’s side, Alcantara middle seat panels, a lane-departure warning system and a powered tailgate.
The new turbocharged four-cylinder Porsche Macan is now available for sale at Porsche Centres across India.
Porsche in Bella Italia!— Porsche India (@Porsche_India) December 11, 2016
Here’s a glimpse of Porsche 718 Boxster S touring Italy with the photographer Macrus Hoffmann. pic.twitter.com/hHa2OGlSWm
November 8, 2016
Superb Shot of Miss Universe
November 3, 2016
IWC Schaffhausen Launches New Watches
Photo: IWC AQUATIMER CHRONOGRAPH EDITION EXPEDITION CHARLES DARWIN. In the Aquatimer Chronograph Edition ‘Expedition Charles Darwin’ (Ref. IW379503), IWC Schaffhausen uses bronze in a watch case for the first time ever and upholds its tradition of developing innovative and modern diver’s watches. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC). Image provided by IWC.
Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Timezoner Chronograph (Ref. IW395001) from IWC Schaffhausen features a stainless-steel case, black dial and black calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel folding clasp.
Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Mark XVIII (Ref. IW327002) from IWC Schaffhausen features a case in stainless-steel, silver-plated dial and black calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel pin buckle.
Photo: IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Watch. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC).
Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph TOP GUN (Ref. IW389001) from IWC Schaffhausen features a ceramic case, black dial and black calfskin strap (embossed) with a blasted stainless-steel folding clasp.
Photo: The Pilot’s Watch Chronograph Edition “Le Petit Prince” (Ref. IW377714) from IWC Schaffhausen features a case in stainless-steel, blue dial and brown calfskin strap by Santoni with a stainless-steel pin buckle.
Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2014 at the Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC Schaffhausen/Chris Jackson). Image provided by IWC.
Photo: IWC brand ambassador and supermodel Adriana Lima takes part in a sparring session with children and others in a local boxing gym in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (PPR/IWC). Image provided by IWC.
Photo: What’s Adriana’s choice? It’s different and unique! Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Harold Cunningham). Image provided by IWC.
Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC © 2016 Getty Images. Image provided by IWC.
Photo: Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known as the longest-running model of “Victoria’s Secret” (women’s premium lingerie), visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Pilot’s Watches Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2016 on January 19, 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images for IWC © 2016 Getty Images. Image provided by IWC.
Photo: Supermodel Karolina Kurkova attends the exclusive gala event “For the Love of Cinema” during the Tribeca Film Festival hosted by luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen. 14 April 2016. New York, NY. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC/Getty Images/Dimitrios Kambouris). Image provided by IWC.
Photo: Showgirl and actress Ariadna Romero attends the gala dinner at Ristorante Berton for the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique, Milan, Italy, opening on June 28, 2016. (PHOTOPRESS/DANIELE VENTURELLI/Getty Images for IWC). Image provided by IWC.