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January 20, 2020

26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Shots

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Michelle Williams, winner of the for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series, poses with award during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Turner. © 2020 Getty Images. Image provided by Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: (L-R) Charlize Theron and Brad Pitt attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Turner. © 2020 Getty Images. Image provided by Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Sam Rockwell poses in the press room with the trophy for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner. © 2020 Getty Images. Image provided by Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Phoebe Waller-Bridge poses in the press room with the trophy for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images for Turner. © 2020 Getty Images. Image provided by Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Renée Zellweger, winner of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Motion Picture award for ‘Judy,’ poses in the Winner’s Gallery during the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Terence Patrick/Getty Images for Turner. © 2020 Getty Images. Image provided by Screen Actors Guild Awards.

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NASCAR 2019 Car Shots

NASCAR, Car Racing

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Ryan Blaney, the driver of the #12 Menards/Peak Ford, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Alex Bowman, driver of the #88 Nationwide Chevrolet, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Clint Bowyer, driver of the #14 Rush Truck Centers/Mobil 1 Ford, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, drives during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Paul Menard, driver of the #21 Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Ford, during practice for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Ross Chastain, driver of the #45 CarShield Chevrolet, and Harrison Burton, driver of the #18 Safelite AutoGlass Toyota, lead the field during the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series NASCAR Hall of Fame 200 at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Virginia. Copyright © Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Denny Hamlin, the driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, takes the green flag to start the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Drydene 400 at Dover International Speedway on October 06, 2019, in Dover, Delaware. Copyright © Matt Sullivan/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

NASCAR, Car Racing

Photo: Justin Allgaier, the driver of the #7 BRANDT Professional Agriculture Chevrolet, celebrates his victory during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Desert Diamond Casino West Valley 200 at ISM Raceway on November 09, 2019, in Avondale, Arizona. Copyright © Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images. Image provided by NASCAR.

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January 8, 2020

OMEGA Introduces the Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Stainless Steel

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In early 2019, OMEGA announced the long-awaited return of its iconic Calibre 321. Soon after, in July of the same year, the Swiss watchmaker unveiled the first new timepiece to house the movement - a Moonwatch in platinum.

Next in line for legendary status is OMEGA’s 321-powered Speedmaster in steel.

In 1965, when astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space, he was wearing the Speedmaster ST 105.003. OMEGA’s latest offering takes inspiration from that famous model.

The 39.70 mm case in stainless steel, influenced by the same 3rd generation style that Ed White wore, features a bezel ring in polished black ceramic with a tachymeter scale in white enamel. Gracing the black step dial are the familiar Moonwatch hands, small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, and central chronograph hand.

The original Calibre 321 was the first movement ever used in the OMEGA Speedmaster in 1957.

After extensive research and reconstruction in a dedicated workshop, the Calibre 321 was recreated in-line with its original specifications, and released in time for the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing.

The Calibre 321 Movement is now the driving force behind not one, but two Moonwatch models, including the spectacular new OMEGA Speedmaster in steel.

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December 11, 2019

In a historical event, F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton and MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi swap their machines at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Lewis Hamilton

Photo: Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and AMG Petronas F1 Team Mercedes, riding the 2019 Yamaha YZR-M1 during the #LH44VR46 test at Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia on December 09, 2019, in Valencia, Spain. Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi swapped their machinery in an unprecedented experiment between two motorsport icons. Photo by Guido De Bortoli/Getty Images for Monster Energy. Copyright © 2019 Getty Images.

Valentino Rossi

Photo: Valentino Rossi of Italy and Yamaha Factory Racing at the wheel of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+ during the #LH44VR46 test at Ricardo Tormo circuit of Valencia on December 09, 2019, in Valencia, Spain. Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi swapped their machinery in an unprecedented experiment between two motorsport icons. Photo by Mirco Lazzari/Getty Images for Monster Energy. Copyright © 2019 Getty Images.

Valencia, Spain, December 09, 2019 — In a historic moment for both Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi, and their respective sports, the pair completed a fantastic track day as each swapped machinery yesterday at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.

Valentino Rossi drove The Mercedes-AMG F1 W08 EQ Power+, a car that won the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship at the hands of Lewis Hamilton. And Lewis rode the 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 bike that only weeks earlier had been piloted by Valentino at the very same circuit.

The pair was able to complete multiple runs on each other’s machinery and share insights and learnings about each other’s craft.

The six-time Formula One World Champion, Lewis Hamilton:

“It’s so awesome to see a legend like Valentino in the car. I’m excited for him to discover the car for the first time. It reminds me of my first time in an F1 car. When you see all the team around you, it’s just a different animal.”

Of his time out on track riding the Yamaha YZR-M1 with Rossi, he added, “It was so cool to be out on track and see Valentino ahead of me on the same bike.”

For the nine-time MotoGP World Champion, Valentino Rossi:

“I was a big fan of Lewis’ before, but now I am even more. We had a fantastic day where the two top classes of motorsports not only met but worked together. I felt like a real F1 driver for a day. I didn’t want the day to end.

“I also rode the YZR-M1 on track with Lewis. It was a proud moment for the team to share our passion with him. Technically, Valencia is a hard track, and today was windy, so at one point, I thought it would be difficult for Lewis to continue, but he was brilliant on the bike, and his position on the M1 was great. I think he had loads of fun, which is the main thing.”

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The Mercedes-Benz Atego delivers poinsettias during the advent period.

Mercedes-Benz Atego

Mercedes-Benz Atego

Mercedes-Benz Atego

Mercedes-Benz Atego

Photos: Inga Balke heads up the Krayenhagen nursery. With the advent period now in full swing, she mostly has poinsettias on-board her Mercedes-Benz Atego 818.

Stuttgart, Germany - At one o’clock in the morning, while most people are sleeping, Inga Balke sets up shop every day at Hamburg’s wholesale flower market where she brings her plants to her customers. With the advent period now in full swing, she mostly has poinsettias on-board her Mercedes-Benz Atego 818. This morning she is loaded up with 25 four-tier transport trolleys full of these magnificent potted plants. Until 8:30 in the morning, Balke will be trading with the florists from the region. Then she returns to her greenhouses, makes sure everything is running smoothly before doing a spot of paperwork.

Inga Balke heads up the Krayenhagen nursery, a family-run business with over a hundred years of history, located around half an hour’s drive to the north of Hamburg. A trained horticulturist, Balke, and her team of around a dozen employees have nurtured the poinsettias over the last few weeks. The red Atego with Wilke box body and Webasto heating is generally driven to Hamburg by her driver. But if he’s on holiday or ill, Balke also enjoys getting behind the wheel herself. “It’s not a problem for me. The truck is fairly large, but it’s almost like driving a passenger car.” The entrepreneur especially likes the PowerShift 3 automated transmission. “You don’t have to change gear and can concentrate entirely on the traffic.”

Poinsettias are tropical plants that originate from Mexico. Growing them begins every year in Africa. From there, the tiny cuttings are flown to Europe in the freight hold of passenger planes. The poinsettias then rise to their full size at nurseries like that of Inga Balke until they develop their colorful crown and are ready to adorn people’s living rooms during the advent period.

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December 7, 2019

OMEGA unveils 007's Newest Timepiece that will feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, set to arrive in Cinemas in April 2020.

Omega Watch

Omega Watch, Bond

Omega Watch

Omega Watch

OMEGA has unveiled 007’s newest timepiece that will feature in the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, set to arrive in cinemas in April 2020.

When James Bond embarks on his next mission, a new OMEGA watch will appear on the screen. OMEGA has built the Seamaster Diver 300M 007 Edition with military needs in mind. The watchmaker has designed the watch with input from the actor, Daniel Craig. OMEGA will place this non-limited watch in its iconic current collection from February — available to customers either on a titanium mesh bracelet, or a striped NATO strap in dark brown, grey and beige, with 007 engraved on the loop.

OMEGA said it had crafted each 42 mm timepiece’s case and bracelet from Grade 2 Titanium. This unique material is particularly durable and lightweight, making it perfect for an undercover agent. Special new doming of the sapphire-crystal glass has also created a slightly slimmer watch than the standard Seamaster Diver 300M models, OMEGA elaborated.

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December 5, 2019

The 2019 MISS UNIVERSE Competition airs LIVE from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, Sunday, December 8, on FOX.

Miss Universe, South Africa

Photo: Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe South Africa 2019, is crowned Miss Universe after The MISS UNIVERSE Competition on FOX at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019, live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The new winner will move to New York City, where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. Image provided by and copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach.

• India’s Vartika Singh crashed out as she couldn’t make it to the top 10.

Miss Universe, Atlanta

Photo: Miss Universe contestants during a visit to the World Headquarters of The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on December 4, 2019. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Atlanta. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019, live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Image provided by and copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach.

Miss Universe

Photo: Contestants during a visit to the High Museum of Art on December 4, 2019. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Atlanta. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019, live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Image provided by and copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Max Louis Miller.

Miss Universe

Photo: Gabriela Tafur Nader, Miss Universe Colombia 2019, visits the Children’s Hospital of Georgia on December 4, 2019. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Atlanta. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET on Sunday, December 8, 2019, live from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Image provided by and copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Patrick Prather.

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December 1, 2019

Miss Universe Organization announces 2019 MISS UNIVERSE Contestants.

Miss Universe

Photo: Catriona Gray, Miss Universe Philippines 2018, is congratulated by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss Universe after the three-hour special programming event on FOX on Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the IMPACT Arena in Bangkok, Thailand. Image provided by and copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York. Photographer: Ralph Smith. [File Photo]

New York, NY, December 01, 2019 — The Miss Universe Organization has announced the names of the delegates who would be representing their respective countries as contestants in the 2019 MISS UNIVERSE Competition.

The 2019 MISS UNIVERSE Competition airs LIVE from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia, Sunday, December 8, on FOX. The competition is also airing in Spanish on Telemundo.

• 2019 MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION CONTESTANT LIST

Country | Name | Hometown | Occupation

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October 25, 2019

Amazon Fashion Destination Denim

Amazon Fashion

Photo: Caro Daur, Tamara Kalinic, Mandy Bork, and Ann-Kathrin Götze attend the Amazon Fashion Destination Denim launch event at Kuehlhaus Berlin on October 24, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by Amazon Fashion Europe. Copyright © Andreas Rentz / 2019 Getty Images.

Amazon Fashion

Photo: Tamara Kalinic attends the Amazon Fashion Destination Denim launch event at Kuehlhaus Berlin on October 24, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by Amazon Fashion Europe. Copyright © Andreas Rentz / 2019 Getty Images.

Amazon Fashion

Photo: Lorena Rae attends the Amazon Fashion Destination Denim launch event at Kuehlhaus Berlin on October 24, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Image provided by Amazon Fashion Europe. Copyright © Andreas Rentz / 2019 Getty Images.

Berlin, October 24, 2019: Tonight, Amazon Fashion celebrated the exclusive launch party of “Destination Denim“ at Kühlhaus Berlin in Kreuzberg - its first experiential online and offline fashion event for customers. Destination Denim is a free four-day extravaganza at Kühlhaus Berlin that fuses fashion, tech, music, and culture.

After the welcome dinner, hosted by Michelin star chef Tim Raue, around 500 guests and Amazon Fashion customers were invited to enjoy an intimate gig by Liam Payne. The multi-award-winning artist captivated the audience with his energetic live show. Among the audience were numerous VIPs and fashion influencers such as Ann Kathrin Götze, Jimi Blue Ochsenknecht, Nazan Eckes, and Caro Daur. Stefanie Giesinger, Leonie Hanne, and Carmen Mercedes, aka Carmushka, rocked the latest denim styles of Amazon Fashion. International influencers such as Lorena Rae, Belen Hostalet, Eleonora Carisi, Tamara Kalinic, and Clara Berry joined the event as well. During the opening night, guests also had the chance to explore the interactive Destination Denim Event space at Kühlhaus Berlin, which will be open to a broad public from Friday (October 25, 2019) till Sunday (October 27, 2019).

Destination Denim will inspire customers to find their perfect pair of jeans through innovative experiences, live gigs from well-known international artists, giveaways, workshops, and panel talks. Customers will have the opportunity to shop Amazon Fashion’s extensive denim selection, including hero products from brands including Levi’s, Wrangler, G-Star, Replay, 7 For All Mankind, as well as exclusives from Tommy Jeans, find, and Amazon Essentials.

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October 15, 2019

Tissot Gentleman — Permanent Elegance

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Tissot watches

Tissot is dedicating its new ‘Gentleman’ to the elegant man of today. Sophisticated yet understated, made of steel, it is available in six versions. This 40 mm-diameter model shows Tissot’s devotion to excellent artistry in its watchmaking.

Versatility

According to Tissot, ‘Gentleman’ is a multi-purpose watch, both ergonomic and elegant, in any circumstance. It is equally suitable for wearing in a business environment, where conventional dress codes apply, as at the weekend, when it adapts easily to leisure activities. As part of the life of a modern, active man, the Tissot Gentleman becomes the perfect companion for every day, every occasion and every style.

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October 12, 2019

TAG Heuer introduces two new Aquaracer models featuring Emerald Green Dials

TAG Heuer, Watches

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Gents Green Dial.

TAG Heuer, Watches

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Ladies Green Dial.

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland — The Swiss watchmaker, TAG Heuer, has created two green-dialed Aquaracer models that offer sporty functionality on any terrain. Their everyday versatility distinguishes these stylish timepieces for men and women.

The 43 mm Aquaracer (Gents) has a stunning green dial that creates an eye-catching light display with its sunray effect. The design of the horizontal lines that run across the dial resembles the wooden docks where sailers moor their sailboats.

Both watches are crafted from stainless steel and presented on stainless-steel bracelets. At the heart of the 43 mm (Gents) model is the Calibre 5 Automatic movement, while the quartz movement powers the 32 mm (Ladies) model.

These new additions to TAG Heuer’s historic Aquaracer collection are Elegant, sophisticated, and bold. With their comfortable bracelets and timeless designs, the precise and reliable Aquaracer models are prepared to accompany watch aficionados wherever their experiences take them.

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Gents Green Dial

TAG Heuer Aquaracer Ladies Green Dial

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September 26, 2019

Prime Minister Modi meets with Global CEOs and Senior Executives of leading American Companies.

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, meeting the CEO of Marriott Hotels, Mr. Arne Sorenson, in New York on 25 September 2019.

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Photo: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in a group photograph with the CEOs at a Roundtable, in New York, USA on 25 September 2019.

New York, 26 September 2019 — Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, chaired an exclusive roundtable discussion, at New York, with 42 global captains of industry from across 20 sectors. The companies that participated in the roundtable had a combined net worth of US$ 16.4 trillion, of which their net worth in India is US$ 50 billion.

The gathering included Ms. Ginni Rometty, Chairman, President and CEO of IBM; Mr. Douglas McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart; Mr. James Quincey, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola; Ms. Marillyn Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin; Mr. Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan; Mr. James D. Taiclet, CEO of American Tower Corporation and co-chair of the India-US CEO forum; and Senior Executives from Apple, Google, Marriott, VISA, Mastercard, 3M, Warburg Pincus, AECOM, Raytheon, Bank of America, Pepsi to name a few.

The participants appreciated the great strides made by India in striving towards Ease of Doing Business and many reforms which have led to a conducive environment for investors. The business leaders complimented the Prime Minister on taking firm decisions with a focus on Ease of Doing Business and making India more investor-friendly. The leaders mentioned that their companies remained committed to growing their footprint in India.

The CEOs briefly outlined their specific plans in India and also put forth recommendations to aid India’s efforts towards skill development, Digital India, Make in India, inclusive growth, green energy, and financial inclusion.

In response to the CEOs’ comments, the Prime Minister stressed upon continued political stability, predictability of policy, and pro-development and pro-growth policies. He further emphasized the development of tourism, plastic recycling, and waste management initiatives. He urged the companies to leverage the Startup India innovation platforms in partnership with other countries - to make solutions not only for India but for the world, including challenging issues like nutrition and waste management.

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August 16, 2019

TAG HEUER UNVEILS NEW AQUARACER FOR WOMEN

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TAG HEUER, AQUARACER

TAG HEUER, AQUARACER

TAG HEUER, AQUARACER

TAG HEUER, AQUARACER

Photos: TAG Heuer’s three new Aquaracer models for women capture the lifestyle at sea without compromising on the diving functionalities, for which, the Aquaracer line is well known. Images provided by TAG Heuer.

The TAG Heuer Aquaracer has always been a sports watch. Its robust design and wide range of functions make it a reliable tool on land, out on the ocean and below the waves. These three new quartz-powered models for ladies are no different.

Each new model has the six standard features of any Aquaracer wristwatch:

  1. Unidirectional rotating bezel
  2. Sapphire crystal
  3. Screw-down crown
  4. Water resistance to 300 m
  5. Luminescent hands and markers
  6. A double security clasp on the bracelet or strap.

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July 29, 2019

Porsche India welcomes the new Macan, while Porsche introduces new 911 Carrera Coupé and 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

Porsche India

Photo: Pavan Shetty, Director of Porsche India, at the launch of the new Macan.

Porsche India

Photo: Porsche’s compact SUV the Macan is now available in India.

New Delhi, 29 July 2019 — Following a comprehensive upgrade, one of Porsche’s most popular models, the Macan, is now available in India. Its performance credentials underline the model’s position as the genuine sports car in its segment. The guests saw the latest generation at a launch event today. The brand’s compact SUV has evolved in terms of comfort and driving dynamics, with two engine versions available at the launch, the Macan and the more powerful Macan S.

Commenting on the arrival of the new model, Pavan Shetty, Director, Porsche India, said: “The Macan has been one of our most successful series in India. With the new generation combining even more pronounced Porsche DNA, greater performance and comfort, I am confident that the success story is sure to continue.”

“I believe that the Macan is the most exciting compact SUV on the market, never allowing you to forget it is a true sports car at heart. The new range offers the perfect balance of emotions and functionality. The newly introduced Crest Care Package for the Macan offers complete peace of mind for the vehicle’s upkeep. I am delighted to be welcoming the first variants of Macan to the market,” Mr. Shetty stated.

• Porsche introduces new 911 Carrera Coupé and 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

Meanwhile, Porsche is expanding its eighth-generation range with the addition of the 911 Carrera. It is launching a new 911 Carrera Coupé and a further 911 Carrera Cabriolet.

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Porsche

Porsche Carrera Cabriolet

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Porsche Carrera Coupe

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Porsche Carrera Coupe

The latest Porsche 911 Carrera Coupé and 911 Carrera Cabriolet are now available for order.

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July 28, 2019

Mastercard: China and the United States Continue to Drive Global Travel

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Mastercard, Bangkok, Travel

Photo: Bangkok, Thailand. Image Credit: Roberto Trombetta.

PURCHASE, NY - July 26, 2019 - According to Mastercard’s newest edition of its Global Destination Cities Index, Mainland Chinese are traveling overseas for business and leisure in higher numbers than ever before. Mastercard’s special report, “Global Destination Cities Index: Origins,” released today, turns its lens on where international travelers originate. Mainland China has jumped from No. 7 in 2009 to No. 2 today, behind only the United States in terms of the number of travelers to overseas destinations.

Mastercard’s “Global Destination Cities Index: Origins” individually ranks from where most people travel internationally and their top destinations. According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, the industry contributed a record US$8.8 trillion and 319 million jobs in 2018 globally.

This year, the United States is the No. 1 origin market followed by mainland China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. Travel from across Asia-Pacific also surged; the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, which were not in the top 10 a decade ago, rose to No. 6 and No. 10 respectively. The top origin markets are:

  1. United States of America
  2. Mainland China
  3. Germany
  4. The United Kingdom
  5. France
  6. Republic of Korea
  7. Japan
  8. Canada
  9. Russian Federation
  10. Taiwan

Top Destination Cities by Origin

RANK. ORIGIN COUNTRY — DESTINATION CITY 1; DESTINATION CITY 2; DESTINATION CITY 3

  1. The United States of America — Cancun, Mexico; Toronto, Canada; London, U.K.
  2. Mainland China — Bangkok, Thailand; Seoul, Republic of Korea; Tokyo, Japan
  3. Germany — Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Bolzano, Italy; Tiroler Unterland, Austria
  4. The United Kingdom — Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Paris, France; Dublin, Ireland
  5. France — London, England; Marrakech, Morocco; Barcelona, Spain
  6. Republic of Korea — Osaka, Japan; Hokkaido, Japan; Tokyo, Japan
  7. Japan — Taipei, Taiwan; Seoul, Republic of Korea; Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Canada — Washington D.C., U.S.A.; Las Vegas, U.S.A.; New York, U.S.A.
  9. Russian Federation — Antalya, Turkey; Pattaya, Thailand; Phuket, Thailand
  10. Taiwan — Tokyo, Japan; Hokkaido, Japan; Okinawa, Japan

Top Destination Countries by Origin

RANK. ORIGIN COUNTRY — DESTINATION COUNTRY 1; DESTINATION COUNTRY 2; DESTINATION COUNTRY 3

  1. United States of America — Mexico; Canada; Italy
  2. Mainland China — Thailand; Japan; United States of America
  3. Germany — Italy; Spain; Austria
  4. United Kingdom — Spain; United States of America; India
  5. France — Spain; United States of America; United Kingdom
  6. Republic of Korea — Japan; Mainland China; Vietnam
  7. Japan — The United States of America; Mainland China; Taiwan
  8. Canada — United States of America; Mexico; India
  9. Russian Federation — Turkey; Thailand; Tunisia
  10. Taiwan — Japan; Republic of Korea; Thailand

“Mastercard’s “Global Destination Cities Index: Origins” offers a new way for local officials and companies to see how travelers spend at destinations. It provides them with better insights on how to plan and promote travel and tourism capabilities,” says Diana Robino, senior vice president, tourism partnerships for Mastercard.

“Managed well, travel and tourism can be a catalyst for inclusive growth, benefiting both visitors and all communities in the destinations. Mastercard is committed to using its expertise and technology to help cities and destinations realize these opportunities,” she said.

Mastercard acts as a critical technology partner for the global travel and tourism industry. It helps tourism partners better understand commerce patterns and deliver more connected and inclusive experiences.

Addressing the challenges of global tourism is too big a task for one organization, industry, or government alone. Bringing together resources from across disciplines and sectors - public and private - produces innovation and more sustainable solutions, made possible by a 360-degree view of the issues at hand.

Mastercard’s “Origins” is a breakout report of the broader “Global Destination Cities Index,” with full rankings coming out later this year.

“Top Destinations for Origins” is obtained by summing together all the overnight visits of origin market residents to each destination covered by the overall Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.

The Mastercard “Global Destination Cities Index” ranks 200 cities based on third-party research and proprietary analysis. It takes into account the number of total international overnight visitor arrivals and the cross-border spending by these same visitors in the destination cities in 2018.

Mastercard Travel, Top 20 Destination Cities

Source: Mastercard

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July 24, 2019

India's Commerce & Industry Minister Launches Global Innovation Index Rankings 2019, authored by Cornell University, INSEAD, and WIPO.

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Global Innovation Index

Photo: The Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal, launching the Global Innovation Index - 2019, in New Delhi on 24 July 2019.

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Insaid, Global Innovation Index

New Delhi, 24 July 2019 — Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal, launched the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2019 in New Delhi, today.

India jumped five places to improve its position from 57th last year to 52nd in 2019.

The Minister, Piyush Goyal, congratulated all those involved in the process. He said that India has made significant progress to 52nd rank in the GII-2019 and now the culture of innovation is coming to the center-stage. Mr. Goyal further said that India would not rest on past laurels until it achieves its target of positioning itself among the top 25 countries of the Global Innovation Index. To achieve this ranking, he urged all stakeholders to work in mission mode.

Piyush Goyal urged the R&D institutions, universities, and the private sector to transform the country into a hub of innovation.

The Commerce and Industry Minister in his address said that the improvement in the rankings should inspire Indians to help marginalized and underprivileged section of society. He said India needs innovative solutions to problems like rising pollution levels in cities, water crises, depleting natural resources, climate change, and food wastage.

“The rise in the GII by economic powerhouses like China and India have transformed the geography of innovation,” said WIPO Director General Francis Gurry.

Mr. Gurry thanked the Government of India for hosting the global launch of the GII. “India’s high-level focus on using innovation to foster economic development makes the country an ideal location for the GII 2019 launch,” Mr. Gurry said.

• The GII rankings are published every year by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

The GII rankings of 129 economies use 80 indicators ranging from intellectual property filing rates to mobile-application creation, education spending, and scientific and technical publications.

Switzerland remains number one in the GII index. Sweden follows it. The United States of America, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Singapore, Germany, and Israel come after that.

Top 20 in Global Ranking

  1. Switzerland
  2. Sweden
  3. United States of America
  4. The Netherlands
  5. The United Kingdom
  6. Finland
  7. Denmark
  8. Singapore
  9. Germany
  10. Israel
  11. Korea, Republic of
  12. Ireland
  13. Hong Kong (China)
  14. China
  15. Japan
  16. France
  17. Canada
  18. Luxemburg
  19. Norway
  20. Iceland

Sources: India Ministry of Commerce & Industry, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Cornell University.

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July 18, 2019

Mastercard's Global Network, City Possible, demonstrates how Cities can truly become Smart Cities.

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City Possible Dubai

Photo: Dubai. Image Credit: Eugene Kaspersky. Dubai is a founding member of the City Possible global network.

City Possible Athens

Photo: Athens, Greece. Image Credit: Tilemachos Tampakas. Athens is a founding member of the City Possible global network.

City Possible Melbourne

Photo: Melbourne, Australia. Image Credit: Carlos Y. Melbourne is a founding member of the City Possible global network.

At the just-concluded United States Conference of Mayors in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mastercard demonstrated how collaboration and technology could help the city administrations and the city residents.

Mastercard recently launched “City Possible,” a unique global network for urban co-development. Mastercard is connecting cities with academia and businesses to identify common challenges.

Sixteen cities, representing a diverse mix of geography and size, became founding members of the global City Possible network: Athens, Aurora IL, Baltimore, Dubai, Dublin, Helsinki, Honolulu, Kansas City, Melbourne, Prague, San Diego, Altamonte Springs FL, and Greater Sydney communities of Campbelltown, Canterbury Bankstown, Liverpool, and Wollondilly. The network is open for additional cities to join.

Miguel Gamiño leads the global city partnerships for Mastercard. According to him, “The superpower of cities is their freedom to collaborate - allowing them to build on each other’s progress.” “By bringing together city leaders from across the globe, City Possible promotes the sharing of ideas and best practices - aimed at advancing more connected and inclusive urban communities. What unites all our public, private, and academic partners is their commitment to making technology work for all people, and finding scalable solutions for universal needs.”

As a critical component of City Possible, Mastercard is partnering with the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard University (TECH). TECH will host a series of programs to foster a regular learning exchange among global city leaders.

“As urban areas around the world continue to grow, cities face common issues - how to provide a healthy environment, safety, affordability and economic opportunity for their communities,” says Prof. David S. Ricketts, a fellow at TECH. “Faced with limited resources and competing priorities, city leaders look for solutions that work. Through our learning exchanges, we want to equip CIOs and other urban leaders to navigate this dynamic environment better.”

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for “making cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.” Through collaboration with Mastercard, participating cities can access the City Possible network to identify shared challenges and seek sustainable business models to address them. United Nations Global Compact Cities Programme will work with City Possible. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to work with Mastercard,” Michael Nolan, Director of the UN Global Compact Cities said.

French multinational company IDEMIA is also collaborating with Mastercard for City Possible. IDEMIA specializes in security and identity solutions. “We look forward to building on our long-standing relationship with Mastercard,” said Nathalie Oestmann, SVP Global Innovation Strategy for Financial Institution’s activities at IDEMIA. “It would shape future banking and payment experiences in an increasingly urbanized world.”

According to Mastercard, City Possible will provide a framework for co-creating, testing, and finding solutions to crucial challenges shared by cities across the globe. Mastercard would connect cities with private sector players that are equally committed to people-centered design. By closely collaborating with companies such as Microsoft, HERE Technologies and now also IDEMIA, Mastercard works to address urban challenges more holistically.

Mastercard explains that one of the areas that exemplifies the advantages of city-to-city collaboration is public transit. Mastercard had helped Transport for London to transform its ticketing system by introducing contactless technology in 2014. Now cities around the world, including Sydney, Singapore, Vancouver, Boston, and New York have adopted solutions that are using the same global standard. Through City Possible, cities could benefit from greater efficiency, and better, more inclusive experiences in the disbursement of social benefits and unified access to municipal services, Mastercard elaborated.

Younus Al Nasser, Assistant Director-General, Smart Dubai & CEO, Dubai Data Establishment, said that Knowledge and experience sharing build Smart Cities. Joining Mastercard’s City Possible network opens a global array of uses for Dubai. “We have already begun working on our first collaborative project with Mastercard. Through the network, we look forward to working on several cross-border projects with cities across the globe,” he stated.

The Mayor of Kansas City, Sly James, said, “Kansas City is proud to partner with Mastercard and Civic Leaders from around the world.” “Smart Cities programs are not about technology - they are about people, and how we can use technology as a tool to improve the quality of life for our residents and visitors.” “We are excited to be part of the global network of City Possible that is using tech and policy to establish 21st Century Communities for 21st Century Citizens.”

“Athens has acquired deep expertise in public-private partnerships, and we are extremely excited to join the City Possible program,” said Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens, Greece. “Mastercard is a key partner, and we are already working closely to enhance the city’s tourism and technology sector.” “By joining this global initiative, we continue to work towards developing smart city solutions. Sharing best practices and knowledge with other cities is the best way of moving forward,” he concluded.

Source: Mastercard

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July 13, 2019

TAG Heuer presents third Limited-edition MONACO Timepieces at Exclusive Event in New York City.

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TAG Heuer, Monaco

TAG Heuer, Monaco

New York — TAG Heuer presented the third of five limited-edition MONACO timepieces to mark the icon’s 50th anniversary. TAG Heuer is dedicating the third limited edition to the 1990s, following the first timepiece (1970s edition) presented during the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix and the second timepiece (1980s edition) revealed in Le Mans. The exclusive unveiling event took place in New York. Guests included brand ambassadors 2017/2018, Formula E Champion Jean-Éric Vergne, actor Patrick Dempsey, and friend of the brand and model Paulina Vega.

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June 29, 2019

A Pioneering Student Team from the Netherlands wins UNESCO - Airbus "Fly Your Ideas" Global Competition.

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Photo: Fly Your Ideas 2019 Winner Team, Zero Hero, from the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. Image provided by & copyright © AIRBUS.

UNESCO, Airbus

Photo: Airbus A330neo - a highly-innovative aircraft that delivers superior quality and efficiency - takes to the skies above Le Bourget Airport for a Paris Air Show flying display. Image provided by & copyright © AIRBUS.

UNESCO, Airbus

Photo: Airbus H175 static display ambiance at Paris Airshow 2019. Showcased at the 2019 Paris Air Show, the H175, a performance record-setter with a time-to-climb 6,000 meters in 6 minutes 54 seconds. Image provided by & copyright © AIRBUS.

Paris, 28 June 2019 — Team “Zero” Heroes from the Delft University of Technology, (the Netherlands) has won the top prize of 25,000 euros of the 2019 Airbus Fly Your Ideas global student competition organized by Airbus in partnership with UNESCO. In recognition of their easy to use battery-less wireless smart switch application to replace traditional wired systems in aircraft.

Team “Zero” Heroes got selected from among 269 projects and a subsequent shortlist of seven. The biennial competition is a celebration of creativity, designed to inspire young people to get involved in sustainable innovation and engineering.

All seven finalist teams spent the last week of the competition in Toulouse, France, prototyping their idea in Airbus’ cutting-edge Innovation and R&D facilities with support from dedicated Airbus mentors and experts using state-of-the-art equipment. On 27 June, the teams presented their projects to a panel of aerospace and academic experts, and the general public through live streaming.

The jury of aerospace and academic experts from Airbus and the International Space University (Strasbourg, France) was impressed by the innovative spirit and economic understanding of the students of the “Zero” Heroes Team. Their development of wireless systems solves the main limitation of using the Internet of Things (IoT) in aircraft by removing battery integration, current safety, and regulatory challenge. Their innovation furthermore reduces fuel consumption and weight while simplifying aircraft retrofit and maintenance needs.

The runners up, Team Airfish from the University of Cambridge (UK), also presented a persuasive project with their ocean monitoring system using a satellite and video imaging technology. Their development can help governments combat illegal fishing, reduce the bycatch of endangered species, and generally decrease damage to the marine habitat.

Airbus Fly Your Ideas is a global competition challenging students to innovate for the future of aerospace in six key areas: Electrification, Data Services, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, and Mixed Reality.

Since its launch by Airbus in 2008, and the signing of a partnership agreement with UNESCO in 2012, over 22,000 students from over 700 universities in 100 countries worldwide have registered for Fly Your Ideas.

This year’s finalist teams represent 11 countries and eight different universities from Asia, Europe, and South America.

The winning team received a prize of €25,000 and €10,000 were awarded to the runner-up project. The remaining finalists shared an additional €10,000.

Source: UNESCO

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June 27, 2019

Mastercard introduces 'Mastercard City Key' platform at the United States Conference of Mayors.

Mastercard City Key

Mastercard City Key

Mastercard City Key

Photo: The Hapalua - Hawaii’s Half Marathon, in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Cory Lum/Getty Images for The Hapalua - Hawaii’s Half Marathon). Copyright © Getty Images. Image provided by The Hapalua - Hawaii’s Half Marathon. [File Photo]

Honolulu, Hawaii - June 26, 2019 - City leaders convene in Honolulu for the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 87th Annual Meeting this week. Here they will experience first-hand how technology can unlock better access to social, economic, and cultural opportunities.

In a new immersive showcase, Mastercard, the City, and County of Honolulu will show how the power of collaboration can create inclusive access to services for city residents. Attendees of the conference will access event venues, local attractions, and transportation options through one single card.

The card, called Mastercard City Key, combines identification, access to city services, and payment functionalities in one tool. It provides residents greater convenience and security while helping the local government find efficiencies in their operations. The platform is a result of City Possible, a global partnership, and co-creation framework pioneered by Mastercard.

“A half-century ago, President John F. Kennedy traveled to O’ahu to speak about civil rights to our nation’s mayors,” said Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. “I can think of no better place and time to discuss how we move our country forward through economic inclusiveness and more resilient communities. As one of the founding members of City Possible, the City and County of Honolulu appreciates Mastercard’s leadership in working toward more inclusive and resilient cities.”

MasterCard will present the platform to 1,500 delegates. Then, the city of San Jose will launch Mastercard City Key, enabling it to deliver critical resources and emergency support to its residents more efficiently. The start of this service in San Jose would also allow the service partners to explore its new uses. It could speed-up the distribution of social benefits and improving access to broadband and other digital services.

“As many cities face similar challenges. They could best tackle that through sharing ideas and resources,” said San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo.

“We are proud to support the City and County of Honolulu in welcoming the nation’s mayors. Honolulu is facilitating this important dialogue,” said Michael Froman, Mastercard vice chairman and president of strategic growth. “At Mastercard, we’re deeply committed to enabling cities to improve quality of life for all their residents - and to help cities around the world learn from places such as Honolulu and San Jose. The challenges are too big to think small - or tackle alone.”

Launched in November 2018, City Possible is a new model for urban collaboration to co-create, test, and scale solutions to address cities’ most pressing issues. Its members include more than 25 global cities representing a diverse mix of geography and size. By bringing together a complementary group of companies with unique strengths and resources, Mastercard is leading the way for a holistic approach to inclusive urban development.

Source: Mastercard

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