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February 12, 2017

IWC Schaffhausen at the "Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie" (International Exhibition of Fine Watchmaking) 2017

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Photo: Olga Kurylenko visits the IWC booth during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) 2017 on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images.

IWC Watches

Photo: Olga Kurylenko attends the IWC Schaffhausen “Decoding the Beauty of Time” Gala Dinner during the launch of the Da Vinci Novelties from the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) on January 17, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for IWC. © 2017 Getty Images.

Geneva, Switzerland — At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) watch fair, IWC Schaffhausen celebrated the arrival of the new Da Vinci collection. Around a thousand VIP guests took up the invitation to Geneva - including numerous high-profile IWC brand ambassadors and global stars, such as actors Rosamund Pike, Vanessa Redgrave, James Marsden, Sonam Kapoor, Olga Kurylenko, Jean Reno, Naomie Harris, Zilin Zhang, Bolin Chen, Isabelle Huppert, Taylor Schilling and Patrick Stewart, sporting and racing legends Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Niki Lauda, Fabian Cancellara, Jan Frodeno and Jochen Mass, supermodels Karolina Kurkova and Adriana Lima, and influencers such as Nicole Warne, Kristina Bazan, Xenia Tchoumi and Negin Mirsalehi.

The British comedy star Rob Brydon hosted the gala evening, the motto of which was “Decoding the Beauty of Time”. With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868.

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December 13, 2016

Mastercard and Pine Labs Collaborate on Safe, Secure and Speedy Contactless Payments in India

MasterCard Contactless

Photo: Transport for London: Commuter paying with a MasterCard contactless card. Touching a reader using a MasterCard contactless card as a safe, simple and smart way to pay. Image provided by & copyright © MasterCard News.

MasterCard Contactless

New Delhi, India - Mastercard has announced its partnership with Pine Labs, the largest payment facilitator for electronic Point of Sale (PoS) solutions in India to roll out more than 26,000 contactless terminals across the key merchant stores in the country over the next 12 months.

Powered by Mastercard contactless technology, the merchants across Quick Service Restaurants (QSR), retail stores, cinemas and super markets will now be able to offer contactless terminals as an alternative method of payment to customers, allowing them greater ease and convenience of payments. The contactless payments solution will also help merchants build greater efficiency in managing their costs and time by way of reducing check-out time at the counters and costs related to handling of cash.

Cashless transactions are on the rise, driven by increasing availability of contactless cards and introduction of new forms of payment technology in the country.

“Mastercard’s contactless technology offers cardholders multi-level protection coupled with speed and convenience. Mastercard contactless payments are accepted at more than 3 million merchant locations in 77 countries worldwide. Our partnership with Pine Labs will help us build a safe and secure contactless payments ecosystem in the country. This is aligned with Mastercard’s vision of a world beyond cash and using technology to make payments safer, simpler and smarter for the consumers.” said Murali Nair, Senior Vice President, Market Development, South Asia, Mastercard.

Mastercard has been at the forefront of driving contactless payments globally. Contactless payments allow customers to make everyday purchases by simply tapping their contactless-enabled card or device on a contactless-enabled reader. Contactless acceptance is an excellent choice for any merchant, especially in environments where speed and convenience are valued and cash is currently the dominant payment method, such as fast food outlets, supermarkets, quick-service restaurants, convenience stores, and vending machines.

More than 60,000 Retailers across India depend on Pine Labs to securely and reliably manage their Payment Acceptance. Pine Labs payment solutions simplify acceptance of all kinds of payments at PoS terminals, be it Credit/Debit Cards, EMI, Reward Points, Gift Vouchers, or e-Wallet.

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December 4, 2016

Carrera y Carrera presents Invierno (Winter) "Iceberg" Collection

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Carrera y Carrera, Jewellery

Photos: Carrera y Carrera’s Invierno (Winter) Iceberg collection. To create the futuristic-looking jewelry pieces with unusual geometry of this new line named Iceberg, Carrera y Carrera designers have drawn inspiration from the Palacio de Cristal rising above Retiro pond in Madrid, Spain. (Images provided by & copyright © Carrera y Carrera.)

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November 3, 2016

IWC Schaffhausen Launches New Watches

IWC Schaffhausen Watch

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watch

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watch

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser

Photo: IWC Schaffhausen Portugieser Perpetual Calendar Digital Date-Month Watch. (PHOTOPRESS/IWC).

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches, Karolina Kurokova

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.

IWC Schaffhausen Watches, Ariadna Romero

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.

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July 4, 2016

L’ORÉAL STUDENTS FROM POLAND’S WARSAW SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS WIN L'ORÉAL’S 24TH EDITION OF BRANDSTORM

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LOreal Brandstorm

Photos: L’Oreal Ad and L’Oreal Brandstorm Winners 2016. Images provided by & copyright © L’Oreal.

On June 30th, 44 student teams from around the world gathered in Paris to compete in the 24th International Finals of L’Oréal’s Brandstorm business game. The teams, made up of three students from more than 300 universities around the world, were challenged to put themselves in the shoes of an international brand director of La Roche-Posay and help the brand attract and recruit young new consumers (15 to 25 years old).

The team “Fantasme” from Warsaw School of Economics from Poland won first place with their “Digitologist” concept; a web app that provides 3D skin scanning, online dermatological advice, and customized product recommendation. This “dermatologist in the digital sphere” solution addresses the common misconception among young consumers who associate a visit to the dermatologist with being sick. In addition to clearly understanding the brand values as well as the target, the team also provided a strong performance analysis of their business strategy.

Team “Le Charquican” from Adolfo Ibanez University in Chile came in second place with their extensive digital strategy including the “#BeInCharge” experience focusing on China, a market that represents a vast business potential and experiences air quality issues. Built around a wristband linked to a mobile application along with an educational campaign, the team’s strategy aimed to improve skin condition of young consumers while solving a major environmental problem.

Team “Epicphany” from Singapore Management University in Singapore took the third prize with their “#BeSensitive” concept where they want to encourage young consumers to embrace their sensitive side, both emotionally and where their skin is concerned. The strategy included a one-stop portal for skin evaluation, a “Smart Skincare Companion” mobile application, as well as a World Sensitive Day initiative.

This year, the L’Oréal Brandstorm selection jury was made of Nicolas Hieronimus, President Selective Divisions at L’Oréal, Jerome Tixier, Executive Vice-President Human Resources at L’Oréal, Lubomira Rochet, Chief Digital Officer at L’Oréal, Brigitte Liberman, Worldwide President Active Cosmetics Division at L’Oréal, Laetitia Toupet, La Roche-Posay International Brand Director at L’Oréal and Guive Balooch, Global Vice President of R&I Tech Incubator at L’Oréal.

Over the years, a total of more than 95,000 students coming from 58 different countries have participated.

Brandstorm is an innovative development Program for students and a recruitment tool for L’Oréal. It enables the Group to get an on-the-job evaluation of participants and to spot the best talents from around the world. Many countries have current employees who were recruited thanks to Brandstorm and who have gone on to have thriving careers. Every year, L’Oréal recruits between 150 to 200 students via Brandstorm.

L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 105 years. With its unique international portfolio of 32 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.26 billion euros in 2015 and employs 82,900 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce.

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April 24, 2016

OMEGA’S MASTER CHRONOMETER REVOLUTION CONTINUES AT BASELWORLD 2016

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Photo: OMEGA Speedmaster Moonphase on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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Photo: OMEGA Seamaster Planet Ocean 43.5mm Auto on show at BASELWORLD 2016. Image provided by & copyright © OMEGA S.A.

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April 8, 2016

New York Times International Luxury Conference explores Current Trends in the Luxury Industry

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Signage at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: President of The New York Times Company, Stephen Dunbar-Johnson, speaks on stage during the Welcome Remarks at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Eric Liedtke, Executive Board Member, Global Brands, Adidas Group, speaks during the Strategic Sustainability conference at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Dasha Zhukova, Founder of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, attends the “Stepping into the Culture Gap” conference at The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 5, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Director of Dance at The Paris Opera, Benjamin Millepied, attends The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 6, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images for The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

New York Times International Luxury Conference

Photo: Matt Jacobson, Head of Market Development, Facebook and Instagram, attends The New York Times International Luxury Conference on April 6, 2016 in Versailles, France. (Photo © Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for the The New York Times International Luxury Conference).

Innovators and leaders from across the luxury industry and beyond joined New York Times fashion director Vanessa Friedman and NYT journalists at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles, France on April 5-6, 2016.

Entitled “Luxury Beyond Product”, the fifteenth edition of this invitation-only event explored the dramatic ways the luxury industry is changing in its quest for the hearts and minds of consumers around the world.

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March 20, 2016

TAG Heuer Launches New Models

TAG Heuer

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300M Ceramic Automatic Calibre 5 Watch for Men. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer

Photo: TAG Heuer Aquaracer Lady 300M Quartz Full Ceramic Watch for Women. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

TAG Heuer

Photo: The TAG Heuer Monza Chronograph 2016. Image provided by & copyright © TAG Heuer.

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February 13, 2016

adidas launches New Global Campaign "I'm Here to Create"

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Photos: adidas’s “I’m Here to Create” campaign. Images provided by & copyright © Adidas AG.

adidas today premiered a new series of films underlining adidas’ leadership and passion for sports.

“Who I am is not defined solely by what I achieve on the tennis court,” said global tennis icon Caroline Wozniacki, who is one of the stars in the film. “My passions and creativity off the court inspire me to be a better athlete and this film series brings together everything that makes me uniquely me. It is exciting and inspiring to be part of a larger group of women who share this same creative mindset.”

The “I’m Here to Create” film series brings to life authentic stories of real female athletes, who show the world the numerous ways in which they embrace creativity to tackle challenges, defy conventions, express themselves and fuel experimentation.

Through “I’m Here to Create” adidas will empower athletes across the world to declare how they bring creativity to sport.

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February 7, 2016

Carrera y Carrera shines at 30th Goya Awards Gala

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Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Photos: Carrera y Carrera Jewellery with some Spanish actresses attending the Goya Awards Gala. Images provided by & copyright © Carrera y Carrera.

The Goya Awards, known in Spanish as los Premios Goya, are Spain’s main national annual film awards.

As with every year, the Spanish cinema dressed up with jewels from Carrera y Carrera. The presentation of the 30th Goya Awards ceremony sparkled with jewels from this international jewelry firm, which is present in over 40 countries and has subsidiaries in the United States, Japan, and Russia, and boutiques in Madrid, Barcelona, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai, Bangkok, Macau, and Kuala Lumpur, among other cities.

At the Goya Awards ceremony, celebrated names of Spanish cinema, including male attendees, showed off the unique and luxuriant Carrera y Carrera pieces. Famous Spanish actor, comedian, and host Dani Rovira, for example, was wearing Carrera y Carrera cufflinks.

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February 6, 2016

LAB SERIES Skincare For Men participates in New York Men's Fashion Week

New York Men's Fashion Week

Photo: LAB SERIES Skincare For Men products at the Michael Bastian Studios during New York Men’s Fashion Week on February 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

New York Men's Fashion Week

Photo: A groomed model is seen behind the scenes at the Michael Bastian Studios in collaboration with LAB SERIES Skincare For Men during New York Men’s Fashion Week on February 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

New York Men's Fashion Week

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Photo: A model gets groomed behind the scenes at the Michael Bastian Studios in collaboration with LAB SERIES Skincare For Men during New York Men’s Fashion Week on February 1, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

New York Men's Fashion Week

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Photo: Grooming expert Jodie Boland helps model Ian Sharp prepare behind the scenes at the Ovadia & Sons show in collaboration with LAB SERIES Skincare For Men during Men’s Fashion Week on February 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

New York Men's Fashion Week

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Photo: Grooming expert Jodie Boland helps model Ian Sharp prepare behind the scenes at the Ovadia & Sons show in collaboration with LAB SERIES Skincare For Men during Men’s Fashion Week on February 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

New York Men's Fashion Week

Photo: After getting groomed, model Ian Sharp is seen behind the scenes at the Ovadia & Sons show in collaboration with LAB SERIES Skincare For Men during Men’s Fashion Week on February 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo © Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lab Series Skincare For Men).

LAB SERIES Skincare for Men was first introduced by The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. in 1987. According to the brand, its team of scientists, researchers and skincare specialists use modern technology, advanced ingredients and the latest research on men’s lifestyles to develop its products. LAB SERIES Skincare for Men is available in 30 countries and is sold in department and specialty stores worldwide.

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January 23, 2016

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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November 22, 2015

Monica Bellucci attends SPECTRE Premiere in Rome

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Photo: Monica Bellucci, who plays the coveted role of Bond girl in the new 007 James Bond movie, Spectre, poses up in de GRISOGONO jewellery and a black outfit at the Spectre Premiere in Rome, Italy. Image provided by & copyright de GRISOGONO.

Monica Bellucci

Photo: Italian actress and fashion model, Monica Bellucci, in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain. © French Select via Getty Images.)

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November 10, 2015

MasterCard Launches New Program that can Turn any Consumer Gadget, Accessory or Wearable into a Payment Device

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Photo: MasterCard Index of Consumer Confidence Asia Pacific Region 2014. Image provided by & Copyright © MasterCard News.

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Photos: Commerce for Every Device: Car Key Fob, Ring, Wristband. Images provided by & Copyright © MasterCard News.

MasterCard

Photo: MasterCard partners with designer Adam Selman to design the next generation of payment wearables. In this picture, the payment-enabled dress and accessories are being modeled by Kelly Rohrbach on October 25, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Image provided by & Copyright © MasterCard News.

MasterCard is introducing a new program that will bring MasterCard payments to a wide array of consumer products across the automotive, fashion, technology, wearables, and yet to be imagined categories.

The program gives consumers the freedom to shop using the device or thing that is most convenient to them, with the highest level of security available.

The program will launch with the support of several eminent partners across multiple verticals to fit every lifestyle need. Designer to the stars Adam Selman, automaker General Motors, wearable technology innovator Nymi, smart jewelry company Ringly, and Bluetooth locator TrackR are among the prominent consumer brands enabling their products through the program.

Exclusive designs from Adam Selman and prototypes from GM (car key fob), Nymi (wristband) and Ringly (ring), were on display at the Money 20/20 conference in Las Vegas last month.

The Internet of Things (IoT) - the hyper-connected world where every device from the phone to the washing machine will be connected to the Internet - is transforming the way consumers interact and transact. According to Cisco, there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. MasterCard is establishing the program as the foundation to enable payments for IoT.

“As more and more ‘things’ become connected, consumers will have endless possibilities when it comes to how they pay, and will need all of their devices to work seamlessly together,” said Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer at MasterCard. “This program eliminates the boundaries of how we pay by delivering a secure digital payment experience to virtually anything - rings, fitness and smart bands, car key fobs, apparel, and whatever comes along next.”

The launch of the program puts in place a standard for expanding secure contactless and embedded payment options globally. Products will begin rolling out in 2016 in the U.S., with plans to expand to other markets.

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November 2, 2015

London Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switched On

London Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Photo: A general view of the atmosphere during the World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company. © 2015 Getty Images).

London Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Photo: A general view of the atmosphere during the World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images for New West End Company. © 2015 Getty Images).

London Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Photo: International pop star Kylie Minogue attends the World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company. © 2015 Getty Images).

London Oxford Street Christmas Lights

Photo: Pop star Foxes attends the World Famous Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event taking place at the Pandora Flagship Store on November 1, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images for New West End Company. © 2015 Getty Images).

London, Sunday 1st November 2015 — The countdown to Christmas started today at the Oxford Street Christmas Lights Switch On Event broadcast and seen by millions around the globe.

Global pop star Kylie Minogue took to the stage for the 56th annual switch-on moment, illuminating Oxford Street in silver light and 445 gleaming gold baubles. The lighting event marks the official start of the London Christmas shopping season.

For the first time, Oxford Street hosted the highly awaited lights switch-on event on a traffic-free Sunday. Families, shoppers and visitors enjoyed their Christmas shopping in the enhanced space of a traffic-free environment, along with exclusive Christmas offers available from retailers for this special day only.

This year’s spectacular switch on moment and star studded show was more inclusive than ever before as the stage faced down West Oxford Street with a series of on-street screens live streaming all the action for spectators and shoppers alike to enjoy.

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October 7, 2015

The L’Oreal Foundation and UNESCO Reveal the Laureates of the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science Awards

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L'Oreal UNESCO Awards

Photo: Doctor Vanessa D’Costa. Immunogenetics of Infectious Diseases. International Rising Talent 2015, North America (Canada). Image © Stephane Cardinale / People Avenue. Copyright © All rights reserved by L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science.

Paris - The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO today revealed the five winners of the 2016 L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards in the field of Life Sciences. They will receive their awards at a ceremony to be held on 24 March 2016 in Paris.

Nominated by more than 2,600 leading scientists, 2016’s five laureates were then selected by an independent and international jury of 13 prominent scientists in the international scientific community. This year’s President of the Jury is Professor Elizabeth H. Blackburn, 2008 Laureate L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science and 2009 joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.

The jury announced the winners of the 2016 edition, five women scientists who will be awarded on 24 March 2016 at the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne in Paris. Each laureate will receive a Prize of €100,000 in recognition of her contribution to science.

THE LAUREATES

EUROPE

Professor Emmanuelle CHARPENTIER
Director, Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany.
- Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology.

NORTH AMERICA

Professor Jennifer DOUDNA
Professor, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, United States of America.
- Biological Sciences/Molecular Biology.

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

Professor Quarraisha ABDOOL KARIM
Professor, CAPRISA, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa.
- Medicine and Health Sciences/Women’s Health.

ASIA/PACIFIC

Professor Hualan CHEN
Professor, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Harbin, China.
- Biological Sciences/Veterinary Sciences.

LATIN AMERICA

Professor Andrea GAMARNIK
Professor, Molecular Virology Laboratory, Fundacion Instituto Leloir, CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
- Biological Sciences/Virology.

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September 3, 2015

Breitling Galactic 36 SleekT — The Ultimate Sports Model for Women

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Breitling, Global Giants

Breitling treats feminine wrists to a new model from its Galactic line featuring a slimmer case, tungsten carbide bezel and a chronometer-certified SuperQuartzTM movement. It is intended for women keen on having a watch capable of sharing every moment of a dynamic lifestyle and is particularly intended for women of character and action.

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August 7, 2015

de GRISOGONO introduces new Earrings Collection — INDIA

de GRISOGONO Earrings INDIA

de GRISOGONO Earrings INDIA

de GRISOGONO Earrings INDIA

de GRISOGONO Earrings INDIA

Photos: de GRISOGONO’s new Earrings Collection — INDIA. Images provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Revealing all the fascination of the distinctive cabochon-cut, de GRISOGONO’s new earrings collection, INDIA, features an exclusive gem-setting technique that creates the illusion that stones are floating in mid-air.

The INDIA collection perfectly pairs generosity of cabochon-cut and timelessness of drops into sculptural and very refined earrings, thus bringing the final touch to the sartorial outfits of the most elegant women on earth.

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August 6, 2015

Amazon Opens Fashion Photography Studio in London

Amazon Fashion Photography

Amazon Fashion Photography

Amazon Fashion Photography

Photos: Corridors inside the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio. Images © Hasselblad H4D.

Amazon Fashion Photography

Amazon Fashion Photography

Photos: Suki Waterhouse arrives at the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio launch party in London, England. Suki Waterhouse is the new brand ambassador of Amazon Fashion Europe for Autumn/Winter 2015. (Photos by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Amazon Fashion. Copyright © 2015 David M. Benett.)

Amazon Fashion Photography

Photo: Sarah Ann Macklin arrives at the Amazon Fashion Photography Studio launch party in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Amazon Fashion. Copyright © 2015 David M. Benett.)

Amazon has opened its new multi-million pound fashion photography studio in London. British actress Suki Waterhouse attended the opening as the new brand ambassador of Amazon Fashion Europe for Autumn/Winter 2015.

“Our aim is to make Amazon the best place to buy fashion online,” said Sergio Bucher, Vice President of Amazon Fashion EU. “The opening of our new fashion studio, in the heart of one of the leading fashion capitals of the world, illustrates our ambitions.”

The new Amazon Fashion Photography Studio is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. At 46,000 sq ft, it houses 22 individual photography bays, a large state of the art editorial suite, video editing facilities, a creative fashion library, and office space for Amazon’s growing team of fashion creatives.

Fashion is one of Amazon’s fastest growing categories and its business is expanding rapidly across Europe with dedicated fashion stores on its UK, France, Italy and Spain websites. Last year Amazon added more than 100 new fashion brands to its offering. Amazon customers can browse thousands of fashion products from specially curated stores for Clothing, Shoes, Jewellery, and Watches - from brands including Hugo Boss, Gucci, Emporio Armani, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, 7ForAllMankind, American Retro, Petite Bateau, Levi’s, and Lacoste. Customers ordering fashion items from Amazon benefit from its unlimited shelf space enabling increased stock availability, free returns, and a wide range of convenient delivery options including unlimited one-day delivery with Amazon Prime.

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August 1, 2015

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch for Men

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch

de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch

Photos: de GRISOGONO Otturatore Watch for Men. Images provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

The Otturatore from de Grisogono is their most impressive recent watch for men. It is a watch that cannot be fully understood or appreciated unless you actually get to play with one. The Otturatore is as strange as its name sounds, yet somehow it ends up being remarkably desirable.

The Otturatore’s basic feature is a mobile clockwise-rotated dial operated simply by pressing a mechanical pushpiece. Along with the hour and minute hands at the center, the Otturatore displays on demand the seconds, the date, the phases of the moon, and the movement’s power reserve. Its greatest originality lies in the selective display of each of these separate indications that can be switched from one to another at a speed 18 times faster than the blink of an eye!

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“The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.”

— Proverbs of Solomon 25:3.

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“The earth has a limit,
The mountains, the sea;
The deep thoughts of kings are
Without boundary.”

— The Panchatantra.


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