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December 15, 2017

Oscars: Academy Unveils Foreign Language Film Shortlist; 9 Foreign Language Films Advance in Oscar Race; India's entry "Newton" Snubbed

Foreign Language Oscar

Foreign Language Oscar

Photo: Mel Gibson, Oscar nominee, and Rosalind Ross arrive on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Foreign Language Oscar

Foreign Language Oscar

Photos: Film Director Lazlo Nemes, Hungary, accepts the Oscar from the presenter Sofia Vergara for Best foreign language film, “Son of Saul” from Hungary, during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Photographers: Mark Suban, Phil McCarten. Images provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Ninety-two films had originally been considered in the category.

The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:

• Chile, “A Fantastic Woman,” Sebastián Lelio, director;

• Germany, “In the Fade,” Fatih Akin, director;

• Hungary, “On Body and Soul,” Ildikó Enyedi, director;

• Israel, “Foxtrot,” Samuel Maoz, director;

• Lebanon, “The Insult,” Ziad Doueiri, director;

• Russia, “Loveless,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;

• Senegal, “Félicité,” Alain Gomis, director;

• South Africa, “The Wound,” John Trengove, director;

• Sweden, “The Square,” Ruben Östlund, director.

Foreign Language Film nominations for 2017 are determined in two phases.

The Phase I committee, consisting of Los Angeles-based Academy members, screened the original submissions in the category between mid-October and December 11. The group’s top six choices, augmented by three additional selections voted by the Academy’s Foreign Language Film Award Executive Committee, constitute the shortlist.

Academy members eligible to participate in the Nominations round of voting in New York, London, Los Angeles and, for the first time, the San Francisco Bay Area, will screen the nine shortlisted films in theaters over a three-day period from Friday, January 12, through Sunday, January 14, with three films screening each day. Additionally, international members will be invited to opt-in to stream the nine shortlisted films on the Academy’s member site. Members must see all nine films before casting their ballots.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Meanwhile, “Newton”, India’s official entry in the Best Foreign Language category for the 90th Academy Awards, is out of the Oscars race. Featuring Rajkummar Rao and Pankaj Tripathi in key roles, the Hindi language film chronicles the foibles of democracy in the jungles of Chhattisgarh.

No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best Foreign Film category list was Ashutosh Gowariker’s Lagaan in 2001.

Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five.

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November 27, 2017

Miss Universe South Africa 2017, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, is the new Miss Universe

Miss Universe South Africa

Photo: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe South Africa 2017, is crowned the new Miss Universe by Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere, at the conclusion of the three-hour special programming event airing on FOX live on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The new winner will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Matt Petit. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

Miss Universe South Africa

Photo: Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Miss Universe South Africa 2017, is announced as a top 10 finalist in Yamamay swimwear during The MISS UNIVERSE Competition airing on FOX live on Sunday, November 26th from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Photographer: Matt Petit. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 27, 2017 — Last night, Miss Universe South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters was crowned the new Miss Universe at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The three-hour special programming event aired live on FOX in the United States.

Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters earned her degree in Business Management at North West University. Before college, Demi-Leigh excelled at her high school as president of student council.

Now in its 66th year, MISS UNIVERSE welcomed more contestants than ever before, representing 92 countries including Iraq, Laos, Malta, and Nepal. The top 16 finalists were selected from three regions of the world: Americas, Europe, Africa & Asia Pacific. Fans once again had a virtual seat at the judging table to help their favorite contestants advance with over 90 million votes tabulated from around the world leading up to the competition, and an additional 24 million submitted throughout the final event.

Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey hosted the competition with model, entrepreneur and body activist Ashley Graham as backstage host. TV personality and fashion expert Carson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra provided analysis and commentary throughout the telecast. Eight-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum solo artist Fergie performed along with multi-platinum, award-winning pop star Rachel Platten.

The judges who helped crown Miss Universe included:

Final Results:

First Runner-Up: Miss Universe Colombia Laura González

Second Runner-Up: Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett

Top Three: Miss Universe South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters; Miss Universe Colombia Laura González; Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett

Top Five: Miss Universe South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters; Miss Universe Venezuela Keysi Sayago; Miss Universe Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp; Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett; Miss Universe Colombia Laura González.

Top Ten: Miss Universe Venezuela Keysi Sayago; Miss USA Kára McCullough; Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters; Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe; Miss Universe South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters; Miss Universe Spain Sofia del Prado; Miss Universe Brazil Monalysa Alcântara; Miss Universe Colombia Laura González; Miss Universe Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp; Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett.

Top Sixteen: Miss Universe Thailand Maria Poonlertlarp; Miss Universe Sri Lanka Christina Peiris; Miss Universe Ghana Ruth Quarshie; Miss Universe South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters; Miss Universe Spain Sofia del Prado; Miss Universe Ireland Cailín Áine Ní Toibín; Miss Universe Croatia Shanaelle Petty; Miss Universe Great Britain Anna Burdzy; Miss Universe Colombia Laura González; Miss USA Kára McCullough; Miss Universe Brazil Monalysa Alcântara; Miss Universe Canada Lauren Howe; Miss Universe Philippines Rachel Peters; Miss Universe Venezuela Keysi Sayago; Miss Universe Jamaica Davina Bennett; Miss Universe China Roxette Qiu.

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November 18, 2017

Miss Universe Contestants in Las Vegas

Miss Universe Contestants

Photo: Miss Universe 2016, Iris Mittenaere, with the contestants during the welcome event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Thursday, November 16th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 7:00 PM ET live on Sunday, November 26, live from the AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Photographer: Patrick Prather. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

Miss Universe Turkey

Photo: Pinar Tartan, Miss Universe Turkey 2017, backstage during the National Costume Show at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on November 18, 2017. The National Costume Show is an international tradition where contestants display an authentic costume of choice that best represents the culture of their home country. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

Miss Universe India

Photo: Shraddha Shashidhar, Miss Universe India 2017, during a photoshoot at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 14th. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

Miss Universe Chile

Photo: Natividad Leivi, Miss Universe Chile 2017, during a photoshoot in the lobby of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Monday, November 13th. The Miss Universe contestants are touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Universe crown in Las Vegas. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

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November 12, 2017

THE 66TH MISS UNIVERSE COMPETITION TO AIR LIVE FROM THE AXIS AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26, ON FOX

Miss Universe

Photo: Iris Mittenaere, the reigning Miss Universe. She will crown her successor on Sunday, November 26, 2017. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas. Image provided by & copyright © The Miss Universe Organization, New York.

New York, NY - The Miss Universe Organization has announced that the 66TH MISS UNIVERSE competition will take place live from The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, NV, on Sunday, Nov. 26 on FOX.

Five-time Emmy Award winner Steve Harvey returns to the Miss Universe stage, marking the third time that the multi-talented personality will host the international competition.

Nearly 100 women from across the globe will travel to compete for the opportunity of becoming the next Miss Universe. Iris Mittenaere from France will crown her successor at the conclusion of the live three-hour event.

India will be represented by Shraddha Shashidhar from the city of Chennai.

Here is the list of the contestants:

COUNTRY — HOMETOWN — NAME

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO) is a global community that empowers women to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. MUO believes that every woman should be “Confidently Beautiful.”

The Miss Universe Organization and the brand is currently owned by IMG, a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 30 countries.

Fox Broadcasting Company

Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), a unit of 21st Century Fox, is home to some of the highest-rated and most acclaimed series on television, including EMPIRE, THE MICK, LETHAL WEAPON, LUCIFER, GOTHAM, THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, NEW GIRL, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, STAR, THE EXORCIST, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY, and SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.

While “Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino” is the centerpiece of the famed Las Vegas Strip, with 2,500 beautifully redesigned guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, along with endless options of unparalleled shopping, distinguished dining, popular entertainment and a bustling nightlife.

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November 10, 2017

Style Magazine "GQ Gentlemen’s Quarterly" chooses the “GQ Men of the Year 2017”

GQ Men of the Year Award

Photo: Award winner “Influencer of the Year” Johannes Huebl poses backstage at the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2017 at Komische Oper on November 9, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for GQ. Copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Image provided by GQ.

Berlin, November 9, 2017. At the Comic Opera in Berlin this evening, the German “GQ Gentlemen’s Quarterly” style magazine handed out the 19th “GQ Men of the Year Awards.” At the festive gala, honors were awarded in ten categories to leading personalities.

Some 850 invited guests enjoyed the awards ceremony.

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October 18, 2017

Diwali Greetings

Diwali Greetings

Happy Diwali 2017 !!

May the festival of lights brighten up your days and bring you happiness, success, and good health.

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October 8, 2017

Canada’s Brooklyn Moors presented with the Longines Prize for Elegance at the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montréal

Artistic Gymnastics

Photo: Montréal, Canada, October 6, 2017 — As the Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held in Montréal, Canada, Longines presented its Prize for Elegance to Canadian gymnast Brooklyn Moors for her outstanding grace and charisma displayed throughout the individual all-around competition. Image provided by & Copyright © Longines Watch Company.

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October 7, 2017

Conversation with Author of “Modern Slavery”

United Nations, Books

United Nations, Books

United Nations, Books

Photos: Siddharth Kara (right), author of the book “Modern Slavery”, addresses an event introducing him to readers at the UN Bookshop. At his side is Simone Monasebian, New York Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). 06 October 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photos/Kim Haughton.

Kara’s book has been recommended by the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. It has been lauded by academics, policy-makers and the press, with the Financial Times describing it as an “eloquent and campaigning book” and “sex trafficking and slavery” experts heralding it as “groundbreaking” and the “best book yet on the enduring problem of modern-day slavery.” The book has become a go-to resource for policy makers, foundations, and NGO’s around the world.

Siddharth Kara is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy and Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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October 5, 2017

92 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2017 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR

Oscars, Academy Awards

Photo: Spencer Averick, Oscar nominee, and guest arrive on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Mike Baker. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars, Academy Awards

Photo: Olivia Culpo arrives on the red carpet at The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Oscars, Academy Awards

Photo: Priyanka Chopra arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants.

The 2017 submissions are:

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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September 15, 2017

ACADEMY REVEALS 2017 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS

Student Academy Awards

Photo: Aulii Cravalho, presenter, arrives on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Student Academy Awards

Photo: Oscar Producer, Michael De Luca, arrives with guests on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Matt Petit. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

Student Academy Awards

Photo: Mel Gibson, Oscar nominee, and Rosalind Ross arrive on the red carpet of The 89th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 26, 2017. Photographer: Michael Yada. Image provided by and copyright © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities - which were voted by a record number of Academy members.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)

Narrative (International Film Schools)

Animation (International Film Schools)

Documentary (International Film Schools)

All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2017 Oscars in the Animated Short Film or Live Action Short Film category and 2018 Oscars in the Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to receive 57 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 11 awards.

Students will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 12, at 7:30 p.m., at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The medal placements - gold, silver and bronze - in the seven award categories will be announced at the ceremony.

The Student Academy Awards were established in 1972 to provide a platform for emerging global talent by creating opportunities within the industry to showcase their work.

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August 17, 2017

Navika Sagar Parikrama - Circumnavigating The Globe on an Indian-Built Sail Boat INSV Tarini by Women Naval Officers

India Women Expedition

Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the women officers of the Indian Navy who are due to circumnavigate the globe on the sailing vessel INSV Tarini, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. The Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba is also seen. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

India Women Expedition

Photo: India Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Lt. Commander P. Swathi of Navika Sagar Parikrama expedition, in New Delhi on August 16, 2017. Image provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Navika Sagar Parikrama is a project wherein a team of women officers of the Indian Navy would circumnavigate the globe on an Indian-built sail boat INSV Tarini.

The all-women crew have trained extensively for the forthcoming voyage. They have sailed approximately 20,000 Nm onboard INSV Mhadei and Tarini as part of training, which includes two expeditions to Mauritius (in 2016 and 2017) and a voyage from Goa to Cape Town in Dec 16.

This is the first ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew. The project is considered essential towards promoting Ocean Sailing activities in the Navy while depicting Government of India’s thrust for ‘Nari Shakti’ (Women Power).

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July 30, 2017

MISS TEEN USA 2017

Miss Teen USA 2017

Photo: Autumn Schieferstein, Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2017, competes on stage in her evening gown during the MISS TEEN USA Preliminary Competition at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, July 28. The Miss Teen USA contestants spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Teen USA 2017

Photo: Baylee Ogle, Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2017, is announced as a top 15 finalist in fashion by Sherri Hill during the opening of The MISS TEEN USA Competition at Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 29. The Miss Teen USA contestants have spent the last week touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Frank L Szelwach. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Teen USA 2017

Photo: Hannah Chisolm, Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2017, rehearses on stage at Symphony Hall in Phoenix on Thursday, July 27. The Miss Teen USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss Teen USA crown in Phoenix, Arizona. Photographer: Patrick Prather. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

Miss Teen USA 2017

Photo: Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff, Miss Missouri Teen USA 2017, reacts to winning Miss Teen USA at the conclusion of the Live Stream special event from Symphony Hall in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday, July 29. The new winner will become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Patrick Prather. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization.

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“Be a Girl with a Mind,

a Woman with Attitude,

and a Lady with Class.”

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July 29, 2017

National Press Club, Washington, D.C., hosts Headliners Events on Two New Books — "Understanding Trump" and "The Smear"

National Press Club

National Press Club, Trump

• Newt Gingrich Discusses New Book “Understanding Trump” at National Press Club Headliners Event, June 16

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former Speaker of the House and 2012 presidential candidate Newt Gingrich appeared at a National Press Club Headliners Event on June 16th to discuss his new book, “Understanding Trump”.

In “Understanding Trump”, Gingrich shared what he learned from more than two years helping Donald J. Trump throughout his presidential campaign, during his transition from presidential candidate to Commander in Chief, and in his first few months in office. Gingrich provided a unique perspective on how the new president’s past experience as a business leader has shaped his political agenda and approach to governing the country.

The event featured a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing.

National Press Club

National Press Club, Washington

• Sharyl Attkisson Brings “The Smear” to a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on August 31

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of “The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote,” will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, August 31 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Room.

Attkisson is The New York Times bestselling author of “Stonewalled,” a five-time Emmy Award winner, and the host of “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” offered by Sinclair. She is the recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting and has reported nationally for CBS News, PBS and CNN.

In “The Smear,” Attkisson reveals the world of opposition research and the dirty tricks those in power use to influence public opinion. Spin doctors and outside interests use a tactic known as “the Smear” to blindly influence the public, she writes, noting that there is an agenda by those pushing such fabricated stories.

The event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Books will also be available for purchase at the event.

Proceeds from the two events would benefit the non-profit affiliate of the Club, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, which offers innovative, practical training to journalists and communications professionals working in a rapidly-changing media environment.

The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, is located on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building at 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.

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July 5, 2017

Lamborghini Aventador Miura Special Edition

Lamborghini Sports Car

ENLARGE

Photo: Automobili Lamborghini is presenting Aventador Miura, a special edition of the current Aventador coupe. Just 50 units of the car will be produced and they will be available in selected markets worldwide.

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June 21, 2017

Conversation on Yoga for Health

United Nations Yoga Day

Photo: A scene from an event entitled “Conversation on Yoga for Health”, on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga. The event was co-organized by the Permanent Mission of India, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the UN Department of Public Information. Nata Menabde, Executive Director of the WHO Office at the UN, offered opening remarks. 21 June 2017. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

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May 17, 2017

Stars walk down the Red Carpet at the Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: SARA SAMPAIO walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 17, 2017. The Portuguese top model slipped into a red Zuhair Murad gown and styled it with de GRISOGONO high Jewellery white diamond earrings, ring in white gold set with white diamonds and rubies, and a white gold FLORINDA bracelet. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: DEEPIKA PADUKONE walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 17, 2017. The Indian actress adorned a de GRISOGONO high Jewellery ring set in white diamonds with a ruby, as well as a unique pair of earrings in white gold set with white diamonds and rubies. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: DEEPIKA PADUKONE walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 18, 2017. The Indian actress adorned High Jewellery earrings in white gold set in white diamonds, and a High Jewellery bracelet in white gold set with white diamonds and emeralds. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: EMILY RATAJKOWSKI walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 18, 2017. The American actress and top model adorned a GOCCE pair of earrings in white gold set with white diamonds and onyx, as well as an ALLEGRA ring in white gold and ceramic set with black diamonds. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival

Cannes Film Festival

Photo: JENAYE NOHA walks the Red Carpet at Cannes, May 22, 2017. The French top model adorned High Jewellery earrings in white gold set with white diamonds and rubies, as well as a High Jewellery ring in white gold set with icy and white diamonds and rubies. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

de GRISOGONO

Photo: SONIA BEN AMAR at Cannes. May 25, 2017. The French model adorned ALLEGRA earrings in pink gold set white diamonds, as well as an INDIA necklace in pink gold set with opals and white diamonds. Image provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

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May 13, 2017

Miss USA 2017 Contestants in Las Vegas, Nevada

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Miss USA 2017 Runner-Up and Miss New Jersey USA 2017, Chhavi Verg, answers her final question as a top 5 finalist onstage during The MISS USA Competition on Sunday, May 14. Later, Kara McCullough, Miss District Of Columbia USA 2017, was announced as the new Miss USA at the conclusion of the two-hour special programming event on FOX from the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Patrick Prather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Brooke Bezanson, Miss Montana USA 2017, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Adrianna David, Miss Maryland USA 2017, during a photoshoot at Maverick Helicopters on May 7, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Benjamin Askinas.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Nancy Gonzalez, Miss Texas USA 2017, and Professional Bull Rider, Matt Tripplet, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

Miss USA 2017

Photo: Brooke Bezanson, Miss Montana USA 2017, and Professional Bull Rider, Matt Tripplet, during a visit to the South Point Bull Housing on May 12, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, to see who will become Miss USA 2017. Image provided by & Copyright © The Miss Universe Organization. Photographer: Tom Starkweather.

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May 2, 2017

International Jazz Day 2017 Worldwide Celebration concludes with Global Concert in Havana, Cuba

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Jazz Day2017

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Havana, Cuba - Following thousands of events taking place in over 190 countries, International Jazz Day 2017 culminated in a concert streamed worldwide from Havana’s historic Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso. As the International Jazz Day 2017 Global Host City, the musically vibrant city of Havana also presented a wide range of concerts and education programs.

Established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in coordination with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, International Jazz Day is recognized on the official calendars of UNESCO and the United Nations. Each year, on April 30, International Jazz Day highlights the role of jazz in promoting freedom, creativity and intercultural dialogue, and uniting people from all corners of the globe. Toyota served as Lead Partner of International Jazz Day 2017.

The Global Concert included an all-star group of musicians from Cuba and around the world performing “Cuba Bop” and “Manteca”. Cuban trumpet virtuoso Julio Padron played Freddie Hubbard’s composition, while the acclaimed vocalist Cassandra Wilson performed her composition “You Move Me”.

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April 12, 2017

Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding drives new Range Rover Velar in New York

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Photos: The all-new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular U.S. debut with an exclusive live performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, which was broadcasted live online to a global audience on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Images provided by Jaguar Land Rover. Copyright © 2017 Getty Images).

New York, 11 April 2017: The new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular US debut with an exclusive live online performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding. The chart-topping singer’s New York show precedes a charity auction of the hotly anticipated new mid-size SUV at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later this week.

Goulding brought a touch of British glamour to the Velar’s US launch party when she arrived in Manhattan to be the first person to drive the new Velar and to sing for a global online audience.

Her performance of ‘Love Me Like You Do’ opened the reveal event.

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March 8, 2017

PININFARINA Presents FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO at Geneva Motor Show: An All Carbon Fiber Supercar Like No Other

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Photos: PININFARINA FITTIPALDI EF7 VISION GRAN TURISMO. Images provided by & Copyright © PININFARINA.

Geneva, March 7, 2017: F1 racing legend and Indy 500 champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, unveiled his dream track car, the much-anticipated Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina, at the Geneva Motor Show today.

The ultra-light, all carbon fiber supercar fuses the vision of F1 and Indy Car racing champion Fittipaldi, iconic Italian design company Pininfarina and race-bred German engineering firm HWA AG, and fulfills Fittipaldi’s dream to produce a car with fierce track-racing capabilities, for drivers of all skill levels.

“I have tried for years to explain to others what it truly feels like to be behind the steering wheel of a championship racecar. There is adrenaline and elation all rolled into an awe-inspiring inner fulfillment that leaves you craving for more. This is what our dream team created in the EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina,” said Fittipaldi of the first car to be released under the Fittipaldi Motors marque.

Revealing a commandingly sleek design underscored by an extraordinary power-to-weight ratio, the supercar’s design theme finds astounding aerodynamic expression in the vehicle’s flowing, aggressive lines and assertive yet incredibly beautiful and pure design work.

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