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March 9, 2019

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

ENLARGE

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

ENLARGE

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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February 28, 2019

India Textiles Minister launches Short Term Courses at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Panchkula

Fashion Technology

Fashion Technology

Photo: India’s Minister for Textiles, Smriti Irani, launched short term courses at NIFT Panchkula via video link from New Delhi on February 28, 2019.

New Delhi / Panchkula, February 28, 2019 — India’s Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, launched five short term courses at NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology) Panchkula, Haryana, through a video link from New Delhi today.

The NIFT Panchkula permanent campus building is under construction and is expected to be completed by June 2020. Till the completion of the permanent campus, the Institute will function from a temporary school in Polytechnic-cum-Multi Skill Training Centre in Sector 26 Panchkula. The school is being set up with the support of the Department of Technical Education, Government of Haryana.

The Textiles Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani, expressed the hope that the students joining the new campus will not only be able to learn technology but also understand the process of entrepreneurship. The Textile Minister thanked the Haryana Government for providing land and infrastructure support. The Minister also released the brochure of the courses offered at NIFT Panchkula.

The proposed one-year Certificate Programmes are:

• Fashion Clothing & Technology

The programme is tailor-made for professionals from the areas of fashion, apparel design, construction, and technology. The curriculum has been designed to help the aspirants who would like to join the fashion industry.

• Design Development for Indian Ethnic Wear

The programme focuses on dressmaking, value addition, pattern making and surface techniques for Indian ethnic wear.

It also aims to develop entrepreneurial skills for successfully cracking the bridal wear, groom wear, and marriage anniversary wear markets in the Chandigarh region.

• Fashion & Media Communication

The course aims at providing knowledge of the fashion industry, fashion editing, styling, fashion ethics, and computer-aided designing and animation techniques and will benefit the existing and upcoming business in the vicinity.

• Textile for Interiors & Fashion

The programme aims to train professionals and young enthusiasts to pursue careers in interiors and the apparel industry.

• Fashion Knitwear Production and Technology

The programme aims to impart intensive training to prepare professionals for the knitwear garment industry, especially in the area of knitwear fashion coordination, merchandising and production.

The Continuing Education Programme will enroll students of any age group. A pre-requisite of 10+2 years of schooling is mandatory. The students will be selected based on their performance in the entrance examination and interview conducted by NIFT. The total numbers of students proposed in each programme will be 30.

NIFT Panchkula would expose the students to experiential learning through laboratory and projects. It would also arrange visits to nearby industries to make the students more prepared to take up jobs locally.

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) is a group of fashion colleges in India established in 1986 under the aegis of the Ministry of Textiles. It is an institution of design, management, and technology for the international fashion business.

With its main campus (headquarter and university head office) in New Delhi, NIFT currently has 16 colleges: NIFT Bangalore, NIFT Bhopal, NIFT Bhubaneswar, NIFT Chennai, NIFT Gandhinagar, NIFT Hyderabad, NIFT Jodhpur, NIFT Kangra, NIFT Kannur, NIFT Kolkata, NIFT Mumbai, NIFT Patna, NIFT Raebareli, NIFT Shillong, and NIFT Srinagar. The Ministry of Textiles is setting up the new 17th NIFT Campus at Panchkula, Haryana.

NIFT’s notable alumni include Nikita Anand, Manish Arora, Ritu Beri, Gulshan Devaiah, Shivaji Dutta, Shantanu Goenka, Prabal Gurung, Tanya Gyani, and Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

Source: Ministry of Textiles, India

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February 25, 2019

The Academy Awards: Oscars 2019 Winners

Oscars 2019

Photo: Ashley Graham arrives on the red carpet of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Kyusung Gong / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Andrew Wyatt and Anthony Rossomando, Oscar nominees, arrive on the red carpet of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Kyusung Gong / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Nina Hartstone and John Warhurst pose backstage with the Oscar for achievement in sound editing during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Mike Baker / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Melissa Berton and Rayka Zehtabchi pose backstage with the Oscar for the best documentary short subject during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Nick Agro / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Amy Adams, Oscar nominee, arrives on the red carpet of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Kyusung Gong / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Olivia Colman poses backstage with the Oscar for performance by an actress in a leading role during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Mike Baker / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Rami Malek poses backstage with the Oscar for performance by an actor in a leading role during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Mike Baker / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Ruth Carter poses backstage with the Oscar for achievement in costume design during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Mike Baker / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscars 2019

Photo: Sean McKittrick, Oscar nominee, and guest arrive on the red carpet of The 91st Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Image provided by & copyright © Phil McCarten / Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The 91st Oscars were held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and were televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars were also televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

WINNERS & NOMINEES

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER
RAMI MALEK
Bohemian Rhapsody

NOMINEES
CHRISTIAN BALE
Vice

BRADLEY COOPER
A Star Is Born

WILLEM DAFOE
At Eternity’s Gate

VIGGO MORTENSEN
Green Book

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER
MAHERSHALA ALI
Green Book

NOMINEES
ADAM DRIVER
BlacKkKlansman

SAM ELLIOTT
A Star Is Born

RICHARD E. GRANT
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

SAM ROCKWELL
Vice

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER
OLIVIA COLMAN
The Favourite

NOMINEES
YALITZA APARICIO
Roma

GLENN CLOSE
The Wife

LADY GAGA
A Star Is Born

MELISSA MCCARTHY
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER
REGINA KING
If Beale Street Could Talk

NOMINEES
AMY ADAMS
Vice

MARINA DE TAVIRA
Roma

EMMA STONE
The Favourite

RACHEL WEISZ
The Favourite

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, and Christopher Miller

NOMINEES
INCREDIBLES 2
Brad Bird, John Walker, and Nicole Paradis Grindle

ISLE OF DOGS
Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

MIRAI
Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito

RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET
Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, and Clark Spencer

CINEMATOGRAPHY

WINNER
ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

NOMINEES
COLD WAR
Łukasz Żal

THE FAVOURITE
Robbie Ryan

NEVER LOOK AWAY
Caleb Deschanel

A STAR IS BORN
Matthew Libatique

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER
BLACK PANTHER
Ruth Carter

NOMINEES
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
Mary Zophres

THE FAVOURITE
Sandy Powell

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Sandy Powell

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Alexandra Byrne

DIRECTING

WINNER
ROMA
Alfonso Cuarón

NOMINEES
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Spike Lee

COLD WAR
Paweł Pawlikowski

THE FAVOURITE
Yorgos Lanthimos

VICE
Adam McKay

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

WINNER
FREE SOLO
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, and Shannon Dill

NOMINEES
HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING
RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim

MINDING THE GAP
Bing Liu and Diane Quon

OF FATHERS AND SONS
Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, and Tobias N. Siebert

RBG
Betsy West and Julie Cohen

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

WINNER
PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.
Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton

NOMINEES
BLACK SHEEP
Ed Perkins and Jonathan Chinn

END GAME
Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman

LIFEBOAT
Skye Fitzgerald and Bryn Mooser

A NIGHT AT THE GARDEN
Marshall Curry

FILM EDITING

WINNER
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
John Ottman

NOMINEES
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Barry Alexander Brown

THE FAVOURITE
Yorgos Mavropsaridis

GREEN BOOK
Patrick J. Don Vito

VICE
Hank Corwin

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER
ROMA
Mexico

NOMINEES
CAPERNAUM
Lebanon

COLD WAR
Poland

NEVER LOOK AWAY
Germany

SHOPLIFTERS
Japan

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

WINNER
VICE
Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney

NOMINEES
BORDER
Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer

MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WINNER
BLACK PANTHER
Ludwig Goransson

NOMINEES
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Terence Blanchard

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Nicholas Britell

ISLE OF DOGS
Alexandre Desplat

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Marc Shaiman

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER
SHALLOW
from A Star Is Born; Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

NOMINEES
ALL THE STARS
from Black Panther; Music by Kendrick Lamar, Mark “Sounwave” Spears and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith

I’LL FIGHT
from RBG; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

THE PLACE WHERE LOST THINGS GO
from Mary Poppins Returns; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

WHEN A COWBOY TRADES HIS SPURS FOR WINGS
from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs; Music and Lyric by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

BEST PICTURE

WINNER
GREEN BOOK
Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

NOMINEES
BLACK PANTHER
Kevin Feige, Producer

BLACKKKLANSMAN
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, and Spike Lee, Producers

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Graham King, Producer

THE FAVOURITE
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers

ROMA
Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers

A STAR IS BORN
Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers

VICE
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, and Kevin Messick, Producers

PRODUCTION DESIGN

WINNER
BLACK PANTHER
Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart

NOMINEES
THE FAVOURITE
Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton

FIRST MAN
Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim

ROMA
Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

WINNER
BAO
Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

NOMINEES
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Alison Snowden and David Fine

LATE AFTERNOON
Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco

ONE SMALL STEP
Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas

WEEKENDS
Trevor Jimenez

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

WINNER
SKIN
Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

NOMINEES
DETAINMENT
Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

FAUVE
Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon

MARGUERITE
Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset

MOTHER
Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado

SOUND EDITING

WINNER
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

NOMINEES
BLACK PANTHER
Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker

FIRST MAN
Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A QUIET PLACE
Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

ROMA
Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

SOUND MIXING

WINNER
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali

NOMINEES
BLACK PANTHER
Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin

FIRST MAN
Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis

ROMA
Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García

A STAR IS BORN
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder, and Steve Morrow

VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER
FIRST MAN
Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, and J.D. Schwalm

NOMINEES
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones, and Chris Corbould

READY PLAYER ONE
Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, and David Shirk

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY
Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WINNER
BLACKKKLANSMAN
Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

NOMINEES
THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins

A STAR IS BORN
Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WINNER
GREEN BOOK
Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

NOMINEES
THE FAVOURITE
Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

FIRST REFORMED
Written by Paul Schrader

ROMA
Written by Alfonso Cuarón

VICE
Written by Adam McKay

Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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February 23, 2019

Oval Diamond to lead Sotheby's HK Sale of Magnificent Jewels

Oval Diamond

Oval Diamond

Hong Kong, 19 February 2019 - Prized by kings and queens for centuries and across civilizations, coveted by tycoons and moguls of the 20th century, rare large diamonds have become the ultimate collectibles for modern day connoisseurs. This spring, a spectacular 88.22-carat, D Colour, Flawless, Type Ila, brilliant oval diamond, perfect according to every critical criterion, will lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong Sale of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite on 2 April 2019.

Describing the stone, David Bennett, Worldwide Chairman, International Jewellery Division, said: “For those who have had the chance to see the diamond, one adjective comes back: “breathtaking.” Barely any diamonds of this weight are known to possess the same exceptional qualities of purity and perfection as this remarkable stone which is so full of fire and blinding brilliance.”

Source: Sotheby’s

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February 19, 2019

Re-Inventing Delhi — Delhi Master Plan 2041

New Delhi

New Delhi

New Delhi

Photo: Le Meridien, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Image Credit: Maciej Janiec.

New Delhi

Photo: The Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, delivering the inaugural address at an International Conference on “Re-Inventing Delhi,” organized for preparation of “Master Plan of Delhi 2041,” in New Delhi on February 19, 2019.

New Delhi, February 19, 2019 — Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State of Housing and Urban Affairs, India, said that in the last few years a more holistic view of urban development has emerged. It focuses on replacing regulatory ‘control’ based environments with a more enabling ‘strategic’ planning framework, active citizen engagement, sustainable green growth principles, compact mixed-use planning of cities, and data-linked governance.

Mr. Puri was addressing a two-day International Conference on ‘Re-Inventing Delhi’ here today. He said the policies of the Government now focus on creating an environment that harnesses not just growth but ‘good growth.’

Mr. Puri said engagements in the preparation of the next planning blueprint for the city of Delhi would help in furthering a process of transformation that has already been initiated by the Government through several progressive policies and projects.

Mr, Puri pointed out that Delhi is symptomatic of the issues that plague metropolitan cities across India — unsustainable development, extreme traffic congestion, air pollution, the general degradation of the quality of urban space, and lack of adequate essential services like water supply.

He said the government policy is expected to create a large number of housing units that will cater to Delhi’s unmet housing demand in addition to becoming centers for new institutions, city level green spaces, commercial areas, cultural centers, and entertainment areas for citizens.

Mr. Puri stated that the government is incorporating conservation and judicious use of resources such as water as an integral part of all its new policies and projects. “This is not just a response to water scarcity in Delhi but symbolic of the original ethos of sustainable and environmentally responsible development we are teaching in the city,” he said.

Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Durga Shanker Mishra, in his address highlighted the importance of ensuring a quality life for the citizens in any future planning. He said the Master Plan for Delhi 2041 must take into account the need for public spaces, a cleaner environment, water and biodiversity conservation, slum re-development, safety, and maximizing the potential of Delhi heritage and history. Mr. Mishra emphasized on the need to de-congest the city.

Lt. Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, said Delhi Master Plan 2041 must take into account sustainable environment, citizen engagement in planning at local level, universal accessibility, zero waste mechanism, efficient energy use, and constant monitoring and review.

Source: Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, India

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February 16, 2019

International Press Institute welcomes new Czech National Committee to the global network

 International Press Institute

 International Press Institute

 International Press Institute

Photo: Walking to the office building. Prague, Czech Republic. Image Credit: Black Tea.

Vienna, Austria, February 15, 2019 — The International Press Institute (IPI), the global network of editors, media executives, and journalists, has welcomed the IPI Czech National Committee into its fold.

Amid the growing threat to independent journalism in Central Europe, the newly formed Czech National Committee aims to defend press freedom and safety of journalists and support independent media in the country.

The Committee’s founding members are Robert Břešťan, Robert Čásenský, Michal Klíma, Veronika Sedláčková, and the institutional member Nadační fond nezávislé žurnalistiky (Endowment for Independent Journalism). Klima, a noted Czech journalist, and senior media manager was elected as the Committee’s first chairperson.

“It is vital that we operate as a representative organization that derives its authority based on national media personalities as well as international prestige,” Klíma explained. “We want to defend freedom of the press, and we will comment on situations when this freedom is restricted or violated.”

IPI Executive Director Barbara Trionfi added: “The founding of the Czech National Committee comes at a critical moment for press freedom and independent journalism in the Czech Republic and Central Europe more broadly, as political and business interests increasingly seek to silence, control or manipulate the news. We look forward to working closely with our members in the Czech Republic to defend quality, independent journalism and the free flow of news and information.”

The IPI Executive Board had approved the formation of the Czech National Committee at a Board meeting in Bratislava, Slovakia, in November 2018.

• INDIA

In India, IPI India National Committee represents the International Press Institute (IPI).

IPI India instituted an annual award in 2003 to recognize and honor the best work by an Indian media organization done in furtherance of the public interest.

International Press Institute, Indian Express

The first IPI India award was given to The Indian Express for its reporting on riots in Gujarat in 2002 and their aftermath.

International Press Institute, Tribune

The International Press Institute’s Indian National Committee had named Chandigarh based, English language newspaper, The Tribune as the 2012 recipient of its prestigious IPI India Award for Excellence in Journalism.

IPI India had noted the newspaper’s “outstanding journalistic work during 2011,” specifically “on the looting of Punjab’s public transport by powerful politicians and bureaucrats, leading to a huge burden on the people of Punjab.”

A distinguished jury of editors and publishers chose The Tribune from a list of nominations forwarded to IPI India and commended the newspaper’s investigation, published in five parts, as an example of “crusading journalism in the cause of larger public interest.”

Former chief justice of India, Dr. A.S. Anand, headed the jury, which included Mr. N. Ravi, chairman of IPI India and director of The Hindu; Mr. M.K. Razdan, editor-in-chief of the Press Trust of India (PTI); Mr. T.N. Ninan, chairman and chief editor of the Business Standard; and Mr. Riyad Mathew, senior assistant editor of Malayala Manorama, publishers of The Week.

Source: International Press Institute, Vienna, Austria

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February 15, 2019

Philanthropist and investor Jean Case to share her new book "Be Fearless" at National Press Club Headliners event February 27

National Press Club, Washington

National Press Club, Washington

WASHINGTON, February 14, 2019 — In her new book, “Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose,” Jean Case, Chairman of the National Geographic Society, draws examples from her own life’s journey and success stories of ordinary entrepreneurs to explain why - particularly in today’s crowded marketplace of ideas and information - it pays to be fearless. Case will share tips and inspiration at a National Press Club Headliners book event on Wednesday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m.

This event will take place in the Club’s conference rooms and will feature a presentation by the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Jean Case co-founded the Case Foundation in 1997 with a mission to “invest in people and ideas that can change the world” through inclusive entrepreneurship and impact investing. Before launching the Case Foundation, Case was a senior executive at America Online, Inc. (AOL) where she directed the marketing and branding that helped to establish and grow the company from a small startup to a household name and utility. Case is currently the Chairman of the Board of the National Geographic Partners and is also on the Board of the White House Historical Association.

Source: National Press Club, Washington, DC

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February 14, 2019

India Government announces Safe City Project

Mumbai

Photo: Victoria Terminus. The Metropolitan City of Mumbai.

New Delhi, February 13, 2019 — With a view to providing safety to women in public places, the Government of India’s Empowered Committee of Officers for Safe City Project has approved pilot Safe City Projects in the following eight Selected Metropolitan Cities:

  1. Delhi
  2. Kolkata
  3. Mumbai
  4. Chennai
  5. Bengaluru
  6. Hyderabad
  7. Ahmedabad
  8. Lucknow

The total cost of the projects would be Rs. 3,000 crore approximately.

The cost of the projects would be shared between the Central Government and the concerned States in 60:40 ratio. The Central Government would fully fund the Safe City Project in Delhi.

Source: Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

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February 12, 2019

L’ORÉAL AND UNESCO ANNOUNCE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

Unesco, L'Oreal

Unesco, L'Oreal

Unesco, L'Oreal

Photo: A participant at the fourth commemoration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11 February). The event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Hungary, Portugal, and the Slovak Republic, with the Royal Academy of Science International Trust, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the International Telecommunication Union. 11 February 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Unesco, L'Oreal

Photo: L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards Ceremony for Women and Science at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO / Christelle ALIX.

Unesco, L'Oreal

Photo: Lauriane Chomaz, Fellow of the French program L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women and Science, with high school girls. Photo Credit & Copyright © Matthew Brookes. Image provided by L’Oréal For Girls and Science.

Paris, February 11, 2019 — On the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated on 11 February, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have announced the laureates of the 21st International Awards For Women in Science, which honors outstanding women scientists, from all over the world. These exceptional women are recognized for the excellence of their research in the fields of material science, mathematics and computer science.

Each laureate receives €100,000, and their achievements will be celebrated alongside those of 15 promising young women scientists from around the world at an awards ceremony on 14 March at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.

EXTENDING THE AWARD TO MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE

Mathematics is a prestigious discipline and a source of innovation in many domains. However, it is also one of the scientific fields with the lowest representation of women at the highest level. Since the establishment of the three most prestigious international prizes for the discipline (Fields, Wolf, and Abel), only one woman mathematician has been recognized, out of a total of 141 laureates.

The L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have therefore decided to reinforce their efforts to empower women in science by extending the International Awards dedicated to material science to two more research areas: mathematics and computer science.

Two mathematicians now figure among the five laureates receiving 2019 For Women in Science Awards. Claire Voisin, one of five women to have won a gold medal from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), and the first women mathematician to enter the prestigious Collège de France; and Ingrid Daubechies of Duke University (USA), the first woman researcher to head the International Mathematical Union.

Since 1998, the L’Oréal Foundation, in partnership with UNESCO, has worked to improve the representation of women in scientific careers, upholding the conviction that the world needs science, and science needs women.

L’ORÉAL-UNESCO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

THE FIVE 2019 LAUREATES

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

Professor Najat Aoun SALIBA - Analytical and atmospheric chemistry

Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Nature Conservation Center at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Professor Saliba is rewarded for her pioneering work in identifying carcinogenic agents and other toxic air pollutants in the Middle East, and modern nicotine delivery systems, such as cigarettes and hookahs. Her innovative work in analytical and atmospheric chemistry will make it possible to address some of the most pressing environmental challenges and help advance public health policies and practices.

ASIA PACIFIC

Professeur Maki KAWAI - Chemistry / Catalysis

Director General, Institute of Molecular Sciences, Tokyo University, Japan, member of the Science Council of Japan

Professor Maki Kawai has been recognized for her ground-breaking work in manipulating molecules at the atomic level, to transform materials and create innovative materials. Her outstanding research has contributed to establishing the foundations of nanotechnologies at the forefront of discoveries of new chemical and physical phenomena that stand to address critical environmental issues such as energy efficiency.

LATIN AMERICA

Professor Karen HALLBERG - Physics/ Condensed matter physics

Professor at the Balseiro Institute and Research Director at the Bariloche Atomic Centre, CNEA/CONICET, Argentina

Professor Karen Hallberg is rewarded for developing cutting-edge computational approaches that allow scientists to understand the physics of quantum matter. Her innovative and creative techniques represent a significant contribution to understanding nanoscopic systems and new materials.

NORTH AMERICA

Professor Ingrid DAUBECHIES - Mathematics / Mathematical physics

Professor of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, United States

Professor Daubechies is recognized for her exceptional contribution to the numerical treatment of images and signal processing, providing standard and flexible algorithms for data compression. Her innovative research on wavelet theory has led to the development of treatment and image filtration methods used in technologies from medical imaging equipment to wireless communication.

EUROPE

Professor Claire VOISIN - Mathematics / Algebraic geometry

Professor at the Collège de France and former researcher at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)

Professor Voisin is rewarded for her outstanding work in algebraic geometry. Her pioneering discoveries have allowed [mathematicians and scientists] to resolve fundamental questions on topology and Hodge structures of complex algebraic varieties.

L’ORÉAL-UNESCO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE

THE 15 INTERNATIONAL RISING TALENTS OF 2019

Among the 275 national and regional fellowship winners Unesco and L’Oreal support each year, the For Women in Science programme selects the 15 most promising researchers, all of whom will also be honored on 14 March 2019.

AFRICA AND THE ARAB STATES

Dr. Saba AL HEIALY - Health sciences

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid University for Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Zohra DHOUAFLI - Neuroscience/ Biochemistry

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Tunisia, Center of Biotechnology of Borj-Cédria

Dr. Menattallah ELSERAFY - Molecular biology/Genetics

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Egypt, Zewail City of Science and Technology

Dr. Priscilla Kolibea MANTE - Neurosciences

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

NORTH AMERICA

Dr. Jacquelyn CRAGG - Health sciences

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Canada, University of British Columbia

LATIN AMERICA

Dr. Maria MOLINA - Chemistry/Molecular biology

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Argentina, National University of Rio Cuarto

Dr. Ana Sofia VARELA - Chemistry/Electrocatalysis

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Mexico, Institute of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico

ASIA PACIFIC

Dr. Sherry AW - Neuroscience

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Singapore, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dr. Mika NOMOTO - Molecular biology / Plant Pathology

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Singapore, University of Nagoya

Dr. Mary Jacquiline ROMERO - Quantum physics

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Australia, University of Queensland

EUROPE

Dr. Laura ELO - Bioinformatics

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Finland, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University

Dr. Kirsten JENSEN - Material chemistry, structural analysis

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Denmark, University of Copenhagen

Dr. Biola María JAVIERRE MARTÍNEZ - Genomics

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Spain, Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute

Dr. Urte NENISKYTE - Neuroscience

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Lithuania, University of Vilnius

Dr. Nurcan TUNCBAG - Bioinformatics

L’Oréal-UNESCO regional fellowship Turkey, Middle East Technical University

Source: UNESCO

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February 10, 2019

India Pavilion inaugurated at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival; Actors Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt visit the Pavilion

Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

Berlin International Film Festival

Photos: Indian actress Alia Bhatt at the Press Conference for the film ‘Gully Boy’ presented at the 69th Berlinale film festival on February 9, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. Images provided by Berlinale.

Berlin International Film Festival

Photo: Janina Uhse arrives in Audi e-Tron car for the “The Kindness Of Strangers” premiere during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 7, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi AG). Copyright © 2019 Franziska Krug. Image provided by Audi AG.

Berlin International Film Festival

Photo: Tina Rexilius arrives in Audi e-Tron car for the “System Crasher” (Systemsprenger) premiere during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 8, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi AG). Copyright © 2019 Franziska Krug. Image provided by Audi AG.

Berlin International Film Festival

Photo: Michael Beck and his daughters at the Audi Berlinale Brunch during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 10, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi AG). Copyright © 2019 Franziska Krug. Image provided by Audi AG.

Berlin International Film Festival

Photo: Lisa-Marie Koroll at the Audi Berlinale Brunch during the 69th Berlinale International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 10, 2019, in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Audi AG). Copyright © 2019 Franziska Krug. Image provided by Audi AG.

Berlin, February 8, 2019 — Mr. Matthijis Wouter Knol, Director European Film Market (EFM), inaugurated the India Pavilion at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) 2019.

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry, is participating in the Berlin International Film Festival being held from 7th - 17th February 2019 at Berlin, Germany. An India Pavilion is set-up at the Festival to act as a platform to popularize Indian Cinema in the overseas market and facilitate new business opportunities.

The Indian Delegation at Berlinale 2019 aims to promote Indian films across linguistic cultural and regional diversity to forge international partnerships in the realms of distribution, production, filming in India, script development and technology to accelerate the growth of film sector in India.

The Delegation will also promote the Golden Jubilee edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) along with popularizing the steps taken to ease shooting films in India through Film Facilitation Office that facilitates Single Window Clearance for film-makers and provides the platform for ‘film tourism’ in India. To take advantage of the availability of technicians and skilled professionals, India will be showcased as a post-production hub to promote collaborations for films with international production houses.

The Indian Delegation will meet officials from countries including Israel, New Zealand, France, Italy, China, Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Canada, the US, Greece, and the UK. The delegation will also meet with officials from Locarno Film Festival, EFM Director, Venice International Film Festival, New Zealand Film Commission, Cannes Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, and China Children’s Film Association, among others.

Over 75 Indian film companies are participating at Berlinale 2019.

Berlin International Film Festival

Meanwhile, the team behind the upcoming movie ‘Gully Boy’ including Mr. Ranveer Singh, Ms. Alia Bhatt, Ms. Zoya Akhtar, and Mr. Ritesh Sidhwani visited the India Pavilion.

Source: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

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February 7, 2019

Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson to discuss new book "Merchants of Truth" at National Press Club Headliners breakfast event, February 14

National Press Club

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2019 — Award-winning journalist Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, will deliver an insider’s look at the transformation of journalism and the business of news at a Headliners breakfast conversation on February 14 at 9 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Abramson will discuss and sign her new book, “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts.”

Doors will open with a light breakfast of coffee and tea at 8:30 a.m. The program will begin promptly at 9 a.m.

You will also have the option of purchasing a copy of the book, which will be available for pick up and signing at the event.

The book, using the examples of two legacy heavyweights, The New York Times and The Washington Post, and two digital upstarts, BuzzFeed and Vice, dissects the disruption of the news media, its attempts to adjust and its uncertain future amid President Trump’s war on the press.

Abramson, who witnessed the struggles firsthand in senior editorial positions at the Times and the Wall Street Journal, gives readers insight into the biggest players in media including Jeff Bezos, Marty Baron, Arthur Sulzberger, Dean Banquet, Jonah Peretti and Shane Smith.

Walter Isaacson called the book “essential for anyone who wants to understand today’s media and how it is affecting our society.”

Source: National Press Club, Washington, DC

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February 6, 2019

President of India Presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presenting the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2017 at the investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 06, 2019.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

ENLARGE

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, with the recipients of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2017 at the investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on February 06, 2019.

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2017 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 06, 2019).

Union Minister of State for Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, senior officers of the Ministry, and many dignitaries from the field of Art & Culture attended the event.

List of Awardees

MUSIC

DANCE

THEATRE

Traditional/Folk/Tribal/Dance/Music/Theatre and Puppetry

Overall Contribution/Scholarship

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India

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January 30, 2019

Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania awards 4th annual Carnot Prize to Piyush Goyal, India's Minister for Railways

Carnot Prize, University of Pennsylvania

Carnot Prize, University of Pennsylvania

Photos: India’s Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, addressing after receiving the ‘Carnot Prize’ of the Kleinman Centre for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, in New Delhi on January 30, 2019.

Piyush Goyal

Photo: The Union Minister for Railways, Coal, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Piyush Goyal, arrives at Parliament House to present the Interim Budget 2019-20, in New Delhi on February 01, 2019.

New Delhi, January 30, 2019 — The Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design formally presented the fourth annual Carnot Prize to Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal, Government of India, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

Piyush Goyal stated that “it is both a personal honor as well as a tribute to the efforts of all involved in this great work throughout India to be recognized with the Carnot Prize by the University of Pennsylvania.”

The Carnot Prize is the Kleinman Center’s annual recognition of distinguished contributions to energy policy through scholarship or practice. The most prestigious award in the energy sector, Carnot Prize is named after French physicist Nicolas Sadi Carnot who recognized that the power of the steam engine would “produce a great revolution” in human development.

Source: Ministry of Railways, India

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Switzerland Maintains Top Spot Overall, Japan Captures Second Place in 2019 Best Countries Report

Wharton, Best Countries

US News

Davos, Switzerland

ENLARGE

Photo: Aerial Photo of Davos, the most significant tourism metropolis of the Swiss Alps, captured before the opening of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Davos is in the middle of Swiss Alps and the city for holidays, sports, congresses, health, development, and culture. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum / Andy Mettler. (File Photo)

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2019 — Switzerland is the No. 1 country in the world for the third consecutive year, according to the 2019 Best Countries Report, a rankings and analysis project by U.S. News & World Report, BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The rankings evaluate 80 countries across a range of categories, from economic influence and military might to education and quality of life, to capture how the public perceives the nations on a global scale.

For the first time, respondents were asked to pick the countries they would prefer to buy goods from as a measure of a country’s brand power. Germany comes out on top with consumers wanting cars, healthcare, and pharmaceuticals from the nation. France is No. 1 for cosmetics and fashion, Italy is No. 1 in food and wine, and Japan is first for technology and electronics. At No. 8 on the overall Best Countries list, the U.S. has some catching up to do, ranking No. 7 in wine, No. 10 in healthcare and No. 11 in food.

“The Best Countries rankings draw on U.S. News’ expertise and global authority in measuring complex institutions, such as colleges and hospitals,” said Eric Gertler, executive chairman at U.S. News. “The report arms citizens, thought leaders, business executives, and government officials with the data to evaluate the global standings of their nations and leadership.”

Key Findings in the 2019 Best Countries Report:

Tumultuous news cycles have made an impact on global opinions regarding media and world safety. Sixty-three percent of people agree that there are no more objective news sources, and 66 percent say internet news and content is dividing us rather than uniting us. Additionally, more than 50 percent agree the world has worsened in the last year.

With data privacy scandals at the forefront of people’s minds, 77 percent of respondents agree that their internet privacy is at risk. However, slightly more than half of the respondents trust private companies to keep their data safe, and 58 percent generally trust private companies more than the government.

More than 80 percent of those surveyed agree that CEOs and business leaders need to be vocal about their views on societal issues.

Japan rises to the No. 2 spot overall as the world anticipates the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The country is perceived as the most forward-looking, and for the first time, ranks as No. 1 for entrepreneurship. The rest of the top five finds Switzerland - viewed as an innovative country - at No. 1 again, with Canada, Germany, and the U.K. following Japan, respectively.

For the second year in a row, the U.S. ranks at No. 8 overall. However, the world’s level of trust in the U.S. continues to decline with the nation now at No. 27 for perceptions of trustworthiness. Perceptions of the U.S. as a country that cares about human rights have also fallen. While these might be signs that President Donald Trump’s strategy on the world stage may not be working, the U.S. is still perceived as No. 1 in power, followed closely by Russia at No. 2.

Nordic countries maintain their strong standing in the overall ranking, with Sweden and Norway both in the top 10 overall. At No. 6 overall, Sweden is the best country for women, to raise children and for green-living. Norway moves up to No. 9 overall, seeing increases in the up-and-coming category and remains No. 1 in citizenship. Belgium makes its rankings debut at No. 17 overall, behind China and ahead of Italy, due to high marks for citizenship at No. 10 and quality of life at No. 11.

Assessing perceptions of countries from North America to Europe to the Middle East, the report finds the U.K. is No. 1 for education, and Canada has the best quality of life. Luxembourg leads in the most business-friendly nations, the United Arab Emirates is No. 1 for countries with up-and-coming economies, and Switzerland is the top to headquarter a corporation.

“This report can help brands understand the potential power they have in connecting to their home nations, and help guide in managing their branding,” said Michael Sussman, CEO of BAV Group.

The 2019 Best Countries ranking methodology relies on data gathered from a proprietary survey of more than 20,000 business leaders, informed elites and general citizens. “The report speaks to the value of having a strong global standing as nations compete for investment, tourists and influence in the same way companies compete for consumers’ dollars,” said David Reibstein, professor of marketing at the Wharton School.

2019 Best Countries Rankings

Overall

  1. Switzerland
  2. Japan
  3. Canada
  4. Germany
  5. United Kingdom
  6. Sweden
  7. Australia
  8. United States
  9. Norway
  10. France

To Start a Business

  1. Thailand
  2. India
  3. China

For Quality of Life

  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark

Most Powerful

  1. United States
  2. Russia
  3. China

For Women

  1. Sweden
  2. Denmark
  3. Canada

For Education

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. Canada

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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January 27, 2019

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Detroit, Michigan, January 27, 2019 — Detroit is where future mobility innovations meet the pavement. With the largest concentration of the world’s top automotive and technology executives, designers, engineers, and thought leaders, the North American International Auto Show serves as the global stage for companies to debut brand-defining vehicles and industry-shaping announcements.

In its 31st year as an international event, the NAIAS is the most influential annual automotive event in the world. NAIAS is unmatched in the industry in presenting six unique shows in one, including The Gallery, an ultra-luxury automotive event, AutoMobili-D, an inside look at future mobility platforms, Press Preview, Industry Preview, Charity Preview and then concluding with a nine-day Public Show.

Source: NAIAS, Detroit

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January 26, 2019

India's 70th Republic Day Celebrations

India Republic Day

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, at the ‘At Home Reception,’ on the occasion of the 70th Republic Day Celebrations, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.

India Republic Day

Photo: Five Jaguar fighter planes fly over Rajpath, at the 70th Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.

India Republic Day

Photo: A bird’s eye view of Rajpath, at the 70th Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.

India Republic Day

Photo: The Naval Marching Contingent passes through the Rajpath, at the 70th Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.

India Republic Day

Photo: The Gorkha Brigade Marching Contingent passes through the Rajpath, at the 70th Republic Day Celebrations, in New Delhi on January 26, 2019.

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January 25, 2019

First Observance of International Day of Education

International Day of Education

Photo: Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), briefs press on the occasion of the International Day of Education (24 January), in recognition of the role of education for peace and sustainable development. 24 January 2019. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

International Day of Education

Photo: A participant speaks at the event “Making Impossible Possible: Unlocking Human Potential through the International Finance Facility for Education.” 24 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Laura Jarriel. (File Photo)

New York, 24 January 2019 — The United Nations observed the first International Day of Education to emphasize the action required to achieve the global education goals and targets in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The celebration raised awareness of the crucial role of quality and relevant education for peace and development worldwide, including its contribution to poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and building peaceful and resilient societies. The event brought together the voices of governments, the UN system, private sector, civil society, faith-based organizations, teachers, academia and youth, united in their call to make education a leading global priority.

Recently, the United Nations General Assembly had proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

Education is a human right, a public good, and a civic responsibility.

Source: UNESCO, Paris

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