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March 15, 2019

Sony Pictures Networks India and Olympic Channel to Broadcast Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

International Olympic Committee, Sony India

Photo: Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), attends the opening of the new FINA Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. Image provided by and copyright © IOC / Greg Martin, photographer.

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 14, 2019 — The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced that it has awarded the broadcast rights in India and the Subcontinent for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, as well as the Winter Youth Olympic Games Lausanne 2020 to Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN). The Olympic Channel and other IOC digital platforms will also feature highlights and replays of crucial events.

Sony Pictures Networks, an established pay-television network in India, has acquired the rights across all media platforms in India and the Subcontinent, except the free-to-air rights in Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. SPN will provide comprehensive coverage across its multiple platforms.

In addition to the coverage on Sony’s digital platform, SonyLIV, the Olympic Channel and other IOC digital platforms will feature highlights and replays of crucial events to supplement SPN’s coverage of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 across India and the Subcontinent.

Further, the IOC and SPN will collaborate on creating a permanent Olympic Channel home within the SonyLIV service. Programming will feature year-round coverage of Olympic athletes and sports, highlighting locally relevant original content produced by SPN and Olympic Channel.

IOC President Thomas Bach said, “As a dynamic sports and media market, India and the Subcontinent is an important strategic region for Olympic broadcasting. The IOC is pleased to be working with Sony Pictures Networks India to collaborate to bring the best coverage of Tokyo 2020 and the Youth Olympic Games to fans across the region, on their platform of choice, with the aim of inspiring young people to engage with Olympic sports and the Olympic values.”

MD & CEO SPN, N.P. Singh said, “As an organization, we continue to play a leading role in shaping and meeting the entertainment needs of the evolving consumer base across television & digital platforms in India. The Olympic Games is the largest and most prestigious international sports competition in the world with over 200 countries participating. The addition of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 broadcast and digital rights complements our portfolio of International sports events and properties.”

Source: International Olympic Committee (IOC)

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March 14, 2019

United Nations: Press Briefing on High-Level Event on ‘Women in Power’

United Nations, New York

Photo: María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés (left), President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, poses for a photo with (from left to right): Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia; Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland; and Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago, after a press briefing on the high-Level event on ‘Women in Power’. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Kersti Kaljulaid (left), President of the Republic of Estonia, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Croatia, brief the press on the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Paula-Mae Weekes, President of Trinidad and Tobago, briefs press on the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. At right is Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Prime Minister of Iceland, briefs press on the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of Croatia, briefs press on the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, New York

Photo: María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly, briefs press on the high-level event on ‘Women in Power’ hosted by María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the seventy-third session of the General Assembly. 12 March 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

Source: United Nations, New York

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March 13, 2019

Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu to be the President of the Jury of the 72nd Festival de Cannes taking place in May 2019

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Alejandro G. Iñárritu poses backstage with the Oscar for Achievement in directing, for work on “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” during the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Image provided by & copyright © Todd Wawrychuk / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Oscar nominee for Best Picture, for work on “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” arrives with Maria Eladia Hagerman for the live ABC Telecast of The 87th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 22, 2015. Image provided by & copyright © Matt Petit / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Cannes, France — “Cannes is a festival that has been important to me since the beginning of my career. I am humbled and thrilled to return this year with the immense honor of presiding over the Jury,” Alejandro González Iñárritu said on being appointed the Jury President. “Cinema runs through the veins of the planet, and this festival has been its heart. We on the jury will have the privilege to witness the new and excellent work of fellow filmmakers from all over the planet.”

Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, expressed his delight that the filmmaker has accepted their invitation. “It is very rare for Alejandro G. Iñárritu to agree to take part in a jury, and this is the first time that the Festival de Cannes Jury is to be chaired by a Latin American filmmaker. Cannes embraces all types of cinema, and through the presence of the Babel’s director, it is Mexican cinema that the Festival will be celebrating,” Mr. Lescure stated. “Not only is he a daring filmmaker and a director who is full of surprises, but Alejandro is also a man of conviction, an artist of his time.”

Iñárritu is the first Mexican filmmaker to be nominated for either director or producer in the history of the Academy Awards and the first Mexican filmmaker to receive the Best Director award at the Festival de Cannes.

Iñárritu took home the prize for Best Director, Best Picture as well as Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography at the 87th Academy Awards for the dark comedy, Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

The following year, Iñárritu won his second consecutive Academy Award for Best Director for The Revenant, a meditation on revenge and brutal colonization of the west through the extinction of the natives, mixed blood prejudices and nature exploitation starring Best Actor Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Festival de Cannes 2019 will take place from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 25 May.

Source: Festival de Cannes

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March 10, 2019

U.S. News Unveils Speakers for Workforce of Tomorrow Conference

U.S. News, National Press Club

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Photo: A scene from the 2018 U.S. News conference. Image provided by & copyright © U.S. News & World Report / Brett Ziegler, photographer. [File Photo]

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2019 — U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Universities and Best Colleges, will host the eighth annual U.S. News STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Solutions Workforce of Tomorrow forum on May 22, 2019, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Leaders from government, education, industry, nonprofits and more will come together to share ideas and best practices for developing a modern workforce with the skills needed for a shifting jobs landscape. This year’s one-day summit will examine the future of work, the impact of automation and artificial intelligence, diversity in the workplace, education innovation, lifelong learning and reskilling, and more.

Confirmed speakers include:

“As we enter a new industrial revolution, it’s crucial that workers possess the proper skills to utilize developing technologies like artificial intelligence,” said Brian Kelly, Editor and Chief Content Officer of U.S. News & World Report. “The Workforce of Tomorrow forum brings together the leading voices in STEM education and workforce development to explore the evolving labor needs of today’s - and tomorrow’s - employers.”

U.S. News & World Report is a global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Founded in 1933, U.S. News has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The venue of the conference, National Press Club, is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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March 9, 2019

Combat War Veteran and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth to deliver major foreign policy speech ahead of 16th anniversary of US-led invasion of Iraq at National Press Club Headliners event March 13

National Press Club

National Press Club

Photo: U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth to deliver major foreign policy speech ahead of 16th anniversary of US-led invasion of Iraq at National Press Club Headliners event March 13.

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 — As America approaches the 16th anniversary of the war in Iraq, combat Veteran, and U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Wednesday, March 13 at 12:30 p.m. She will talk about how she feels the U.S. Congress is failing in its duty to provide the U.S. troops with the moral and legal backing they need and deserve to most effectively wage war.

In her remarks, Duckworth will lay out her vision for how Americans can ensure their military remains the strongest in the world. She will argue that America can no longer view its national security interests as separate and distinct from its domestic policies. She will make a case for investing in progressive priorities like healthcare, education and green energy as a means to bolster America’s national strength and better serve its military readiness.

This news conference will take place in the Club’s Holeman Lounge, and is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

• Club member Waterfield plans to publish history about London at War.

National Press Club

Larry Waterfield, a member of the National Press Club, is looking forward to seeing his book, Metropolis at War: London, published in New York and London.

“There was terror on a grand scale,” Waterfield wrote, explaining that we may live in the “age of terror” but in World War II, London, the biggest city in the world at the time, faced five years of terror bombing, terror rockets, the threat of invasion, occupation, starvation and a submarine blockade that cut off food and supplies.

The city struggled on, the large newspapers printed, the movie studios made films, the BBC broadcast worldwide in dozens of languages, he said.

Waterfield notes there is new information because key bits were kept secret until recently: a plan to invade Ireland, and a plan to control India.

The publisher is Austin Macauley Publishers.

Source: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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Director of U.S. National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, to speak at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon April 23

National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2019 — The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the record in 2018 for the most significant daily point gain with investors’ spirits buoyed by low unemployment rates, high GDP growth, rising corporate profits, and a significant roll-back on banking regulations and the corporate tax rate. The Dow also broke records last year for the largest daily point loss as Trump’s ongoing trade war with China and fears of interest rate hikes tested investors’ nerves.

On Tuesday, April 23, Larry Kudlow, the Director of the National Economic Council under President Trump, will speak on the recent trend in market volatility and what other factors may affect the US and the Global Economy at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Holeman Lounge at 12:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

• Former Attorney General Eric Holder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to discuss their battle against gerrymandering at National Press Club Headliners event, March 26

National Press Club

Photos: Former Attorney General Eric Holder and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

WASHINGTON, March 8, 2019 — Two of America’s most prominent voices against gerrymandering will share the stage for the first time on March 26 immediately following oral arguments in two anti-gerrymandering cases at the U.S. Supreme Court. Eric H. Holder, Jr., the 82nd Attorney General, and Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will discuss why they believe redistricting reform is crucial to the future of US democracy at a National Press Club Headliners event on March 26 at 12:30 p.m.

This bipartisan dialogue comes as the Court considers whether the Republican gerrymandering in Rucho v. Common Cause and the Democratic gerrymandering in Lamone v. Benisek are unconstitutional. A decision by the court could accelerate the state-by-state movement to draw good maps in the 2021 redistricting process.

This event will take place in the Club’s Holeman Lounge, and is open to credentialed media and members of the National Press Club.

The National Press Club is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Source: National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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Prime Minister Modi launches modern infrastructure projects in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad

Photo: Shopprix Mall, Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

Ghaziabad, March 08, 2019 — The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today, visited Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and launched various development projects. He unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of Civil Terminal of Hindon Airport. He then laid the foundation stone of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

The Prime Minister also visited the Metro Station in Ghaziabad and flagged off the metro rail from Shaheed Sthal Station to Dilshad Garden Station. He also took a ride in the metro.

Addressing a huge gathering, the Prime Minister said that Ghaziabad is today know by three C’s; Connectivity, Cleanliness, and Capital. He mentioned the elevated road and metro connectivity in Ghaziabad, its 13th rank in Swachh Survekshan rankings, and its stature as a business hub of Uttar Pradesh.

The Prime Minister said that with the new Civil Terminal in Hindon Airport, people of Ghaziabad could take air travel to other cities from Ghaziabad itself, instead of going to Delhi.

The Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System, built at the cost of Rs. 30000 crore, is the first of such transport system in India, Prime Minister Modi said. He stated that the modern infrastructure in Ghaziabad would ensure Ease of Living for the people in the city and nearby areas.

Source: Prime Minister’s Office

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March 7, 2019

President of India presents Swachh Survekshan (Clean City Survey) Awards

Clean City India

Clean City Ghaziabad

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Clean City India

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Swachh Survekshan Awards 2019 at a function in New Delhi on March 06, 2019.

New Delhi, March 06, 2019 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Swachh Survekshan (Clean City Survey) Awards 2019, an initiative of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India, at a function held in New Delhi on March 6, 2019.

The President said that India has made remarkable progress towards achieving the goals of rural and urban sanitation. Today, a city or village is identified by its emphasis on cleanliness. By winning the first prize in all the four surveys so far, Indore has set an example for other urban centers.

The President said that cleanliness should be integral to the behavior of every citizen to make it practical and sustainable. Many people pay attention to personal hygiene but remain apathetic to public and community cleanliness. Change in this mentality is essential for achieving the goals of Swachh Bharat. He urged educational institutions to include cleanliness in their curriculum and spread awareness about the importance of sanitation.

Swachh Survekshan (Clean City Survey) 2019 National Ranking

Top 25

  1. Indore
  2. Ambikapur
  3. Mysore
  4. Ujjain
  5. New Delhi (NDMC)
  6. Ahmedabad
  7. Navi Mumbai
  8. Tirupati
  9. Rajkot
  10. Dewas
  11. Bhilai Nagar
  12. Vijayawada
  13. Ghaziabad
  14. Surat
  15. Jamshedpur
  16. Kolhapur
  17. Khargone
  18. Nagda
  19. Bhopal
  20. Chandigarh
  21. Singrauli
  22. Gandhinagar
  23. GVMC Visakhapatnam
  24. Karnal
  25. Jabalpur

Source: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India

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March 6, 2019

India's Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, felicitates 'Web Wonder Women'

Web Wonder Women, India

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Photo: The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi, felicitated the winners of the ‘Web Wonder Women’ contest organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in New Delhi on March 06, 2019.

New Delhi, 06 March 2019 — The Ministry of Women and Child Development hosted a felicitation event for Web Wonder Women, a campaign organized to celebrate the exceptional achievements of women, who have been driving social reforms via social media. As many as 30 women, who were selected after an extensive research process, were honored by the Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, in New Delhi, today.

Organized in collaboration with Twitter India and Breakthrough India, the event aimed to recognize the courage of Indian women stalwarts from across the globe who have used the power of social media to run positive campaigns to steer a change in society.

“Women online, though niche, are a compelling voice. #WebWonderWomen was a campaign to recognize, honor and encourage such voices that have in their capacity driven a positive impact on social media platforms,” said Maneka Gandhi.

The WCD Minister, along with a panel of 10 judges, finalized the names of 30 women who have impacted and influenced society through social media. The women were selected from over 240 nominations received under the categories media, awareness, legal, health, governmental, food, environment, development, business and art.

WEB WONDER WOMEN AWARDEES

  1. Adhunika Prakash
  2. Afreen Siddiqui Sherwani
  3. Ankita Anand
  4. Archana KR
  5. Chavi Vohra
  6. Dr. Angela Chaudhuri
  7. Dr. Saundarya Rajesh
  8. Dr Anubhuti Yadav
  9. Dr. Debarati Halder
  10. Dr Laxmi Gautam
  11. Japleen Pasricha
  12. Madhulika Choudhary
  13. Nmami Agarwal
  14. Paromita Bardoloi
  15. Parul Mathur
  16. Sagina Walyat
  17. Dr Shruti Kapoor
  18. Shweta Pathak
  19. Smt. Sonal Goel
  20. Sonal Kapoor
  21. Srilekha Chakraborty
  22. Supreet K. Singh
  23. Vinita Deshmukh
  24. Ritu Maheshwari
  25. Kirthi Jayakumar
  26. Urvashi Sarkar
  27. Sohini Chattopadhyay
  28. Manu Khajuria
  29. Rishika Sharma
  30. Rakshita Dwivedi

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March 2, 2019

The University of California terminates subscriptions with the World’s Largest Scientific Publisher Elsevier: Pushes for Open Access to Publicly Funded Research

University of California

University of California

Photo: Sather Tower, University of California, Berkeley. Sather Tower is the third-tallest bell-and-clock-tower in the world. One can hear its 61-bell carillon many miles away. Image credit: Christian Ortiz.

UC Office of the President, Friday, March 01, 2019 — As a leader in the global movement toward open access to publicly funded research, the University of California (UC) is taking a firm stand by deciding not to renew its subscriptions with Elsevier. Despite months of contract negotiations, Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s fundamental goal: securing universal open access to UC research while containing the rapidly escalating costs associated with for-profit journals.

In negotiating with Elsevier, UC aimed to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery by ensuring that research produced by UC’s ten campuses — which accounts for nearly 10 percent of all U.S. publishing output — would be immediately available to the world, without cost to the reader. Under Elsevier’s proposed terms, the publisher would have charged UC authors large publishing fees on top of the university’s multi-million dollar subscription, resulting in a much greater cost to the university and much higher profits for Elsevier.

“Knowledge should not be accessible only to those who can pay,” said Robert May, chair of UC’s faculty Academic Senate. “The quest for full open access is essential if we are to uphold the mission of this university truly.” The Academic Senate issued a statement today endorsing UC’s position.

Open access publishing, which makes research freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world, fulfills UC’s mission by transmitting knowledge more broadly and facilitating discoveries that build on the university’s research and scholarly work.

“I fully support our faculty, staff, and students in breaking down paywalls that hinder the sharing of groundbreaking research,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “This issue does not just impact UC, but also countless scholars, researchers and scientists across the globe — and we stand with them in their push for full, unfettered access.”

Elsevier is the most significant scholarly publisher in the world, disseminating about 18 percent of journal articles produced by UC faculty. The transformative model that UC faculty and libraries are championing would make it easier and more affordable for UC authors to publish in an open access environment.

“Make no mistake: The prices of scientific journals now are so high that not a single university — not the University of California, not Harvard, no institution — can afford to subscribe to them all,” said Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, university librarian and economics professor at UC Berkeley, and co-chair of UC’s negotiation team. “Publishing our scholarship behind a paywall deprives people of the access to and benefits of publicly funded research. That is terrible for society.”

Elsevier was unwilling to meet UC’s reasonable contract terms, which would integrate subscription charges and open access publishing fees, making public access the default for an article by a UC scholar and stabilizing journal costs for the university.

“The university’s, and the world’s move toward open access has been a long time in the making. Many institutions and countries agree that the current system is both financially unsustainable and ill-suited to the needs of today’s global research enterprise,” said Ivy Anderson, associate executive director of UC’s California Digital Library and co-chair of UC’s negotiation team. “Open access will spur faster and better research — and greater global equity of access to new knowledge.”

Source: University of California

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