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March 10, 2016

Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder: Performance and Lifestyle under the Open Sky

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Photos: Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4 Spyder. Images provided by & copyright © Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

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March 6, 2016

You're Missing Out if You Haven't Yet Seen the Lamborghini Centenario

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Photos: The Lamborghini Centenario. Images provided by & copyright © Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

The Lamborghini Centenario is currently on display at the 2016 International Geneva Motor Show.

The body of the Centenario is built entirely in carbon fiber. Accelerating from 0-100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds and from 0-300 km/h in just 23.5 seconds, the Centenario’s top speed is more than 350 km/h. Braking distances are equally impressive: from 100-0 km/h in just 30 m and from 300-0 km/h in 290 m.

According to Automobili Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann, while demonstrating new Lamborghini technologies and outstanding performance, the Centenario has immediately proved itself as a desirable collectors’ car.

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February 29, 2016

Oscars 2016 — Leonardo DiCaprio takes home the Oscar for Best Actor

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Official Portrait: From left, Presenter Liev Schreiber, Film Editing winner Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max - Fury Road”, and presenter Priyanka Chopra at The 88th Oscars in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Andrew Eccles / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Laszlo Nemes poses backstage with the Oscar for Best foreign language film of the year, for work on “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. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Oscar-winners Mark Rylance, Brie Larson, Leonardo DiCaprio and Alicia Vikander pose backstage with the Oscar for Achievement in acting during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Alejandro G. Inarritu poses backstage with the Oscar for Achievement in directing, for work on “The Revenant” during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn arrive at The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Aaron Poole / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Margeret Sixel (middle) poses backstage with Priyanka Chopra, Liev Schreiber, and the Oscar for Achievement in film editing, for work on “Mad Max: Fury Road” during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: Presenter Priyanka Chopra arrives at The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

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Photo: James Gay-Reese and Asif Kapadia pose backstage with the Oscar for Best documentary feature, for work on “Amy” during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - The 88th Oscars were held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Here are the Nominees and the Winners

Best motion picture of the year

  • “The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
  • “Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • “Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
  • “The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
  • “The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Inarritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
  • “Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
  • “Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers — WINNER

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”
  • Matt Damon in “The Martian”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant” — WINNER
  • Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”
  • Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Christian Bale in “The Big Short”
  • Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”
  • Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies” — WINNER
  • Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
  • Brie Larson in “Room” — WINNER
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
  • Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
  • Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”
  • Rooney Mara in “Carol”
  • Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”
  • Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl” — WINNER
  • Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”

Achievement in directing

  • “The Big Short” Adam McKay
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” George Miller
  • “The Revenant” Alejandro G. Inarritu — WINNER
  • “Room” Lenny Abrahamson
  • “Spotlight” Tom McCarthy

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
  • “Boy and the World” Alê Abreu
  • “Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera — WINNER
  • “Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
  • “When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Carol” Ed Lachman
  • “The Hateful Eight” Robert Richardson
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale
  • “The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki — WINNER
  • “Sicario” Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

  • “Carol” Sandy Powell
  • “Cinderella” Sandy Powell
  • “The Danish Girl” Paco Delgado
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Beavan — WINNER
  • “The Revenant” Jacqueline West

Best documentary feature

  • “Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees — WINNER
  • “Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • “The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
  • “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best documentary short subject

  • “Body Team 12” David Darg and Bryn Mooser
  • “Chau, beyond the Lines” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
  • “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” Adam Benzine
  • “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — WINNER
  • “Last Day of Freedom” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Achievement in film editing

  • “The Big Short” Hank Corwin
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel — WINNER
  • “The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione
  • “Spotlight” Tom McArdle
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia
  • “Mustang” France
  • “Son of Saul” Hungary — WINNER
  • “Theeb” Jordan
  • “A War” Denmark

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin — WINNER
  • “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • “The Revenant” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman
  • “Carol” Carter Burwell
  • “The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone — WINNER
  • “Sicario” Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
  • Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • “Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
  • Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
  • Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
  • Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre” — WINNER
  • Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Achievement in production design

  • “Bridge of Spies” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
  • “The Danish Girl” Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson — WINNER
  • “The Martian” Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • “The Revenant” Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Best animated short film

  • “Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala — WINNER
  • “Prologue” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
  • “Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
  • “We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit
  • “World of Tomorrow” Don Hertzfeldt

Best live action short film

  • “Ave Maria” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
  • “Day One” Henry Hughes
  • “Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath
  • “Shok” Jamie Donoughue
  • “Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage — WINNER

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White — WINNER
  • “The Martian” Oliver Tarney
  • “The Revenant” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
  • “Sicario” Alan Robert Murray
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Bridge of Spies” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo — WINNER
  • “The Martian” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
  • “The Revenant” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett — WINNER
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
  • “The Martian” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
  • “The Revenant” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

Adapted screenplay

  • “The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay — WINNER
  • “Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • “Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
  • “The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
  • “Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay

  • “Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • “Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
  • “Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • “Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy — WINNER
  • “Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

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February 27, 2016

FERRARI 488 SPIDER VOTED “BEST CONVERTIBLE CAR OF THE YEAR” BY SWISS CAR ENTHUSIASTS

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Maranello, Italy, 27 February 2016. - Readers of Swiss car magazine “Auto Illustrierte” have voted the “Ferrari 488 Spider” first in the poll for “Best convertible car of the year 2016”. The Ferrari 488 Spider won the category of series production convertible sports cars in the on-line voting.

Jean-Philippe Leloup, Managing director of Ferrari Central & East Europe GmbH said: “Ferrari is proud to have won this award with a model that perfectly represents the pinnacle of Italian excellence and Maranello’s engineering prowess. For us it is a real pleasure to see how the Ferrari 488 Spider has met the approval of so many knowledgeable Swiss car enthusiasts.”

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February 23, 2016

Sony World Photography Awards 2016 Shortlists Announced

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Photo: The bridge to Mandalay. The U Bein bridge in Myanmar. Photographer Copyright © Lesley Hall, UK, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Protection. Photographer Copyright © Mohammed Yousef, Kuwait, Shortlist, Professional Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Running Away with the Circus. More than 300 people in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus, representing 25 different countries, spend 44 weeks of the year traveling an average of 20,000 miles from coast to coast in a train. Photographer Copyright © Stephanie Sinclair, US, Shortlist, Professional Daily Life, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards / National Geographic Creative.

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Photo: Tajiks on the Pamir Plateau. The life of Tajiks living in the Tashkurghan Autonomous County in Xinjiang, China. Life is hard in this cold place on the Pamirs where there are vast stretches of the Gobi Desert. Tajiks have been living a semi-nomadic life here for generations, mainly relying on livestock raising for a tenacious survival. Photographer Copyright © Fan Li, China, Shortlist, Professional, Candid, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Yuxian County village, China. Photographer Copyright © Maoyuan Cui, China, Shortlist, Professional, Landscape, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Worshipping the Sun. Every year in the month of January, devotees come to Gangasagar fair in West Bengal, India. Devotees worshipping the Sun just after their bath. Photographer Copyright © Abhijit Banerjee, India, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Farming the Sea. A fisherman is farming the sea in between the bamboo rods constructed for aquaculture off the coast in southern China. Photographer Copyright © Tugo Cheng, Hong Kong, Shortlisted, Open Competition, Travel, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Love at First Sight. The very first eye contact of a mother with her newborn baby. Photographer Copyright © Hernan Churba, Argentina, Shortlist, Professional, Campaign, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: Vienna, Austria architecture. Photograph inspired by a quote by famous architect Le Corbusier — “Architecture is the learned game, correct and magnificent, of forms assembled in the light.” Photographer Copyright © Werner Elmer, Austria, Shortlist, Professional, Architecture, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

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Photo: The environment we live in. Photographer Copyright © Kumail Rizvi, Pakistan, Shortlisted, Youth Competition, Environment, 2016 Sony World Photography Awards.

The 2016 edition of the Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography competition, organised by the World Photography Organisation, today announced the shortlists for its Professional, Open and Youth competitions.

This year’s shortlist is defined by its sheer internationality, with over 270 photographers from nearly 60 countries being represented.

A record-breaking 230,103 images were entered into the Professional, Open and Youth competitions from 186 countries.

Recognising the best contemporary photography from 2015, the Honorary Jury, chaired by Dominque Green (Consultant, UK) and Sue Steward (Writer/ Curator, UK), have identified exceptional work by both emerging talent and seasoned photographers from all corners of the world.

SHORTLISTED PHOTOGRAPHERS

PROFESSIONAL CATEGORIES

Photographers were invited to enter a series of between 3 and 10 images into any of the following 14 categories. Judges were asked to select up to 10 photographers for the shortlist. Photographers are listed alphabetically.

Architecture

  • Petr Antonov, Russia
  • Jonathan Carvajal, Colombia
  • Werner Elmer, Austria
  • Amélie Labourdette, France
  • Paul Störm, Australia
  • Jonathan Tan, Singapore
  • Hui Zhang, China
  • Stephan Zirwes, Germany

Candid

  • Valerio Bispuri, Italy
  • Yvonne Brandwijk, Netherlands
  • Giancarlo Ceraudo, Italy
  • Liu Chengliang, China
  • Fan Li, China
  • Nick Ng, Malaysia
  • Alexandre Pruvost, France
  • Andrea Rossato, Italy
  • Kirstin Schmitt, Germany
  • Constantinos Xenoulis, Greece

Conceptual

  • Alejandro Beltran, Venezuela
  • Simon Brann Thorpe, United Kingdom
  • Kate Davis, United Kingdom
  • Vladimir Frumin, United States
  • Barbaros Kayan, Turkey
  • Julien Mauve, France
  • Poya Raissi, Iran
  • Lawrence Sumulong, Philippines
  • Manuel Velasquez Tobar, Honduras

Landscape

  • Maoyuan Cui, China
  • Peter Franck, Germany
  • Max Knight, United Kingdom
  • Maroesjka Lavigne, Belgium
  • Aurélien Maréchal, France
  • Florian Mueller, Germany
  • James Reeve, United Kingdom
  • Stefan Schlumpf, Switzerland
  • Prakash Singh, India

Portraiture

  • Dmitri Beliakov, Russia
  • Marcello Bonfanti, Italy
  • Ruben Salgado Escudero, Spain
  • Fauzan Ijazah, Indonesia
  • Corinna Kern, Germany
  • Armand Tamboly, Egypt
  • Patrick Willocq, France

Staged

  • Pierre Adenis, France
  • Alberto Alicata, Italy
  • Juliette Blanchard, France
  • Kristoffer Eliassen, Norway
  • Julia Fullerton-Batten, United Kingdom
  • Dina Goldstein, Canada
  • Photographer Hal, Japan
  • Kumi Oguro, Japan
  • Oana Stoian, Romania
  • Cristina Vatielli, Italy

Still Life

  • Francesco Amorosino, Italy
  • Ilva Beretta, Sweden
  • Kiliii Fish, United States
  • Simone da Lima, Netherlands
  • Daniele Robotti, Italy
  • Julien Roubinet, France
  • Oliver Schwarzwald, Germany
  • Hiroshi Watanabe, Japan
  • Bibiana Omar Zajtai, Spain

Campaign

  • Antoine Repessé, France
  • Christian Aslund, Sweden
  • David Chancellor, United Kingdom
  • Hernan Churba, Argentina
  • Giles Clarke, United Kingdom
  • Rob Gregory, United States
  • Jetmir Idrizi, Kosovo
  • Ed Kashi, United States

Contemporary Issues

  • Laura Aggio Caldon, Italy
  • Yong An He, China
  • Kevin Frayer, Canada
  • Simona Ghizzoni, Italy
  • Asghar Khamseh, Iran
  • Fan Li, China
  • Kiki Streitberger, Germany
  • Marielle Van Uitert, Netherlands

Current Affairs

  • Andrew Burton, United States
  • Gabriele Micalizzi, Italy
  • Amnon Gutman, Romania
  • Brendan Hoffman, United States
  • Jason Koxvold, United Kingdom
  • Aleksandra Kulak, Russia
  • Andrea and Magda Micelli, Italy
  • Alessandro Penso, Italy
  • Angelos Tzortzinis, Greece

Daily Life

  • Jean-Marc Caimi, Italy
  • Peter Dench, United Kingdom
  • Sandra Hoyn, Germany
  • Espen Rasmussen, Norway
  • Tiplea Remus, Romania
  • Stephanie Sinclair, United States
  • Anton Unitsyn, Russia

Environment

  • Kevin Frayer, Canada
  • Li Feng, China
  • Lucy Nicholson, United Kingdom
  • Alexander Semenov, Russia
  • Mohammed Yousef, Kuwait
  • Zhe Zhu, China

People

  • Alessandro D’Angelo, Italy
  • Daniel Berehulak, Australia
  • Denise Felkin, United Kingdom
  • Francesco Fratto, Italy
  • Kevin Frayer, Canada
  • Liz Hingley, United Kingdom
  • Jordi Pizarro, Spain
  • Filippo Venturi, Italy

Sport

  • Antoine Bruy , France
  • Annick Donkers, Belgium
  • Matthias Hangst, Germany
  • Michael Hanke, Czech Republic
  • Jens Juul, Denmark
  • Nikolai Linares Larsen, Denmark
  • Patrick Sinkel, Germany

OPEN CATEGORIES

Judged on a single shot and open to photographers of all abilities, judges were asked to select up to 10 shortlisted images per category.

Architecture

  • Laurian Ghinitoiu, Romania
  • Rados?aw Go?dzielewski, Poland
  • Attila Balogh, Hungary
  • Javad Rooein, Iran
  • Martin Seraphin, Germany
  • Max van Son, Netherlands
  • Nils Olof Wendel, Sweden
  • Filip Wolak, Poland
  • Zoltan Kasza, Hungary

Arts and Culture

  • Kyaw Bo Bo Han, Myanmar
  • José Alberto Sotomayor Jiménez, Peru
  • Amir Hoosein Kamali, Iran
  • Swee Choo Oh, Malaysia
  • Mohammad Ponir Hossain, Bangladesh
  • MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh
  • Nader Saadallah, Egypt
  • Minh Ngo Thanh, Vietnam
  • Kamil Wojty?a, Poland
  • Longxiang Xie, China

Enhanced

  • Nathalie Capitan, Switzerland
  • Seandel Edwards, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Sang Kill Kim, South Korea
  • Luca Laghetti, Italy
  • Pedro Diaz Molins, Spain
  • Aslan Nahich, Iran
  • Dan Novak, Germany
  • Christian Spreng, Switzerland
  • Mickael Szymanski, France
  • Salvo Bombara, Italy

Low Light

  • Theng Sin Chong, Malaysia
  • Yiorgos Doukanaris, Cyprus
  • Vincent Frascello, United States
  • Stefan Liebermann, Germany
  • Lijun Wang, China
  • Sai Aung Main, Myanmar
  • Egor Nikiforov, Russia
  • Kei Nomiyama, Japan
  • Sanghamitra Sarkar, India
  • Tino Solomon, United Kingdom

Nature and Wildlife

  • Valter Bernardeschi, Italy
  • Nick Kontostavlakis, Greece
  • Eric Madeja, Switzerland
  • Christian Massari, Italy
  • Andrey Narchuk, Russia
  • Imre Potyó, Hungary
  • Michaela Šmídová, Czech Republic
  • Simona Tedesco, Italy
  • Dennis Vandermeersch, Belgium
  • Steiner Wang, Taiwan

Panoramic

  • Maurizio Casula, Italy
  • Daniel Fleischhacker, Germany
  • Stefano Guerrini, Italy
  • Markus van Hauten, Germany
  • Dikky Oesin, Indonesia (shortlisted twice)
  • Christian Ringer, Germany
  • Grant Ritchie, United Kingdom
  • Claude Roy, Canada
  • Carlos F. Turienzo, Spain

People

  • Karolis Janulis, Lithuania
  • Elie Kauffmann, France
  • Michele Liberti, Italy
  • Borodkina Mariia, Russia
  • Alexandre Meneghini, Brazil
  • Daniel Arranz Molinero, Spain
  • Lewis Outing, United Kingdom
  • Nikunj Rathod, India
  • Marius Vieth, Germany

Smile

  • Gultekin Alkurt, Turkey
  • Atif Amin, Afghanistan
  • Jaydip Bhattacharya, India
  • Alex Ingle, United Kingdom
  • Jack Lawson, United Kingdom
  • Kajan Madrasmail, Singapore
  • Hendra Permana, Indonesia
  • MD Tanveer Rohan, Bangladesh
  • Julien Taub, France
  • Peter Voss, Germany

Split Second

  • Khairel Anuar Che Ani, Malaysia
  • Chaiyot Chanyam, Thailand
  • Mark Fulinara, United States
  • Dmitry Ivanov, Russia
  • Philip Joyce, United Kingdom
  • Franck Tridon, France
  • Petra Van Borm, Belgium
  • Cheung Yin Fang, Malaysia

Travel

  • Abhijit Banerjee, India
  • Tugo Cheng, Hong Kong
  • Simone Cmoon, Switzerland
  • Ralph Gräf, Germany
  • Lesley Hall, United Kingdom
  • Nick Kontostavlakis, Greece
  • Anasuya Mandal, India
  • Adriano Neves, Portugal
  • Andrej Tarfila, Slovenia
  • Tan Jia Yi, Malaysia

YOUTH COMPETITION

Open to photographers aged 19 and under, judged by the World Photography Organisation.

Culture

  • Zhu Lin Ch’ng, Malaysia
  • Sepehr Jamshidi Fard, Iran
  • Julia Golubov, Canada
  • Anna Jolly, United Kingdom
  • Jason Liu, Canada
  • Leena Meyers, Germany
  • Ramadhan Sinclair, Malaysia
  • Zohaib Tariq, Pakistan
  • Agung Krisna Wibawa, Indonesia

Environment

  • Charlie Burr, United States
  • Giorgio Granata, Italy
  • Jiaye Li, China
  • Lake Lewis, United States
  • Kumail Rizvi, Pakistan
  • Anais Stupka, Italy
  • Michael Theodric, Indonesia
  • Ekaterina Yashchenko, Russia
  • Hongbo Zhu, China

Portraits

  • Wai Lam Cheng, Hong Kong
  • Sam Delaware, United States
  • Ahmed Gaber, Egypt
  • Arno Goetz, United States
  • Thomas Hanks, United Kingdom
  • Gina Ienopoli, United States
  • Shahzad Khan, Pakistan
  • Ivana Pejak, Serbia
  • Talia Rudofsky, United Kingdom
  • Aaliyah Snider, United States

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February 13, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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February 11, 2016

Jeep Enters India

Jeep, India

Jeep, India

Jeep India, Global Giants

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Photo: Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Image provided by & copyright © FCA US LLC.

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Photo: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Image provided by & copyright © FCA US LLC.

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Photo: Jeep Grand Cherokee. Image provided by & copyright FCA US LLC.

The growing international presence of the Jeep brand marked another milestone when the brand was introduced to India at the just concluded 2016 Auto Expo in New Delhi.

With a line-up of three SUVs: Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Jeep Grand Cherokee and the high-performance Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT, Jeep brand sales in India will start in mid-2016.

“Our aggressive expansion in international markets is one of the key drivers behind our current global sales momentum,” said Mike Manley, Head of Jeep Brand, FCA, and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Operations Group. “Last year, we started local production in Brazil and China, and today, we are launching the Jeep brand in the fifth largest market in the world, India, setting the foundation for our future growth in this country.”

“Jeep has been one of the most awaited SUV brands in India and it is entering this important market the same year that it celebrates its 75th anniversary. The SUV segment witnessed a robust growth of 22 percent over the last five years in India and we expect it to grow exponentially in the future, creating the perfect environment for the legendary Jeep brand,” said Kevin Flynn, President and Managing Director, FCA India Automobiles Pvt. Ltd.

Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Grand Cherokee will be sold in India with diesel and petrol engines through a network of dealers located in key metro cities.

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February 7, 2016

Carrera y Carrera shines at 30th Goya Awards Gala

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

Carrera y Carrera, Spain

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

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

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

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

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February 6, 2016

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

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

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February 3, 2016

Jaguar Launches its Sports Saloon XE in India at 2016 Delhi Motor Show

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Jaguar, Katrina Kaif

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Photos: Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif with Jaguar XE at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. Images provided by & copyright © Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd.

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Photos: The Jaguar XE, a dynamic sports saloon in the mid-size segment.

New Delhi - February 3, 2016 - Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL) today announced the launch of Jaguar’s most advanced sports saloon, the All-New Jaguar XE in India at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo. With a combination of dynamic design, performance and luxurious interiors, the All-New Jaguar XE has a sporting character of the acclaimed Jaguar F-TYPE.

The car was unveiled by Bollywood Actress Katrina Kaif.

Rohit Suri, President, Jaguar Land Rover India Ltd. (JLRIL), said:

“The most-awaited All-New Jaguar XE has hit the Indian roads today with its powerful stance and seductive looks. To meet the growing demand for petrol-powered vehicles, we have introduced the Jaguar XE in two petrol engine derivatives. This will also enable us to enter a new industry segment and make Jaguar more accessible to our customers, while maintaining the premium and aspirational equity of the brand. A performance car with responsive handling and a luxury car with beautiful design, the XE connects emotionally with customers who are looking to own a sports saloon that stands apart from its counterparts. With a range of distinctive features like no other car in its class, we are extremely positive about All-New Jaguar XE’s potential in India and are confident about maximising its sales.”

Customers have a wide variety of 7 colour options to choose from on the All-New Jaguar XE such as Polaris White, Rhodium Silver, Blue Fire, Dark Sapphire, Odyssey Red, Italian Racing Red and Ultimate Black.

Jaguar vehicles are available in India through 23 authorised outlets in Ahmedabad, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kochi, Karnal, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Raipur.

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February 2, 2016

Mercedes-Benz 1936

Mercedes-Benz 1936

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Photo: 15 February 1936 was an important day for Mercedes-Benz. At the International Automobile and Motorcycle Exhibition (IAMA) in Berlin, the brand presented the newly developed 170 V, an extremely modern vehicle. With its outstanding attributes, the Mercedes-Benz 170 V became a runaway success right from the start. 91,048 units had been produced by the time the Second World War brought the first production period to an end in 1942. This made Mercedes-Benz 170 V the brand’s most successful passenger car to that date. (Image provided by & copyright © Daimler AG).

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January 31, 2016

OUTSTANDING FILM AND TELEVISION PERFORMANCES HONORED AT THE 22ND ANNUAL SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARDS

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (L), winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for “The Revenant,” and actress Brie Larson, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for “Room” pose in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actors Priyanka Chopra (L) and Pedro Pascal speak onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Priyanka Chopra attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Brie Larson accepts the Female Actor in a Leading Role award for ‘Room’ onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Alicia Vikander, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance By a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for ‘The Danish Girl’ attends The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actress Rachel McAdams, winner of the award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for “Spotlight” poses in the press room during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Turner).

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Photo: Actor Eddie Redmayne speaks onstage during The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo © Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Turner).

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 30, 2016) — Actors Honoring Actors. The Screen Actors Guild Awards presented its coveted Actor statuettes for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center.

Honored with individual awards were Leonardo DiCaprio, Idris Elba, Brie Larson and Alicia Vikander for performances in motion pictures, and Uzo Aduba, Viola Davis, Idris Elba, Queen Latifah, Kevin Spacey and Jeffrey Tambor for performances in television.

PEOPLE magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) hosted the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala for the 20th year. This exclusive event, which was held immediately following the SAG Awards on a specially extended section of the Shrine Theater, honors the philanthropic causes and good works of the members of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists).

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January 26, 2016

New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials to UN Secretary General

United Nations, India

United Nations, India

Photos: Syed Akbaruddin, the new Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations, presents his credentials to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 25 January 2016. United Nations, New York. UN Photos/Evan Schneider.

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Audi Driving Experience in Kitzbuhel, Austria

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Audi Driving Experience on January 23, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: American actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Audi driving experience during the Audi Hahnenkamm race weekend on January 23, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © 2016 Gisela Schober/Getty Images).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Russian model and actress Irina Shayk poses in the starting booth of the Hahnenkamm race on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: German fashion model Lena Gercke attends the AUDI Night 2016 on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lennart Preiss/Getty Images for AUDI).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Russian model and actress Irina Shayk attends the Audi Driving Experience during the Audi Hahnenkamm race weekend on January 22, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Gisela Schober/Getty Images).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: German World Cup alpine ski racer Felix Neureuther drives during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Professional motorcycle road racer Andrea Dovozioso (Italy) drives during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Audi Sports, Global Giants

Photo: Scottish trials cyclist Danny MacAskill and Austrian World Cup alpine ski racer Marcel Hirscher pose for a picture during the final day of the Audi Quattro #SuperQ on January 20, 2016 in Kitzbuehel, Austria. (Photo © Lars Baron/Getty Images for Audi).

Each year, the ski races on the Hahnenkamm in Kitzbuhel, Austria, are the specialities of the alpine winter sports season.

This year too, for the international celebrities who have come to Kitzbuhel, the downhill race on the “Streif”, the most challenging event in the Audi FIS Ski World Cup, is a special attraction.

On January 22, in the presence of some 350 invited guests, the spectacular weekend of racing was opened with the celebration of “Audi Night”.

While Audi welcomed models Irina Shayk and Lena Gercke, actors Noomi Rapace and Luke Evans, and singer Christina Sturmer, for American actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Jason Statham, a visit to the “Audi Night” was their first appearance in Kitzbuhel.

And while professional skiers Felix Neureuther and Marcel Hirscher put guests in the mood for the upcoming sporting events, Audi provided a glimpse of the automobile future with a demonstration of its all-electric-powered e-tron quattro concept.

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January 23, 2016

World Economic Forum Announces New Board of Trustees

World Economic Forum

Photo: The WEF Logo is seen in the congress centre during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Michael Buholzer.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Congress Centre before the Opening of the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 14, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Andy Mettler.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, speaks during the televised session ‘The Growth Illusion’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Monika Flueckiger.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Saadia Zahidi, Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum, is captured during the session ‘The Gender Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Jolanda Flubacher.

World Economic Forum

Photo: Arianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief, Huffington Post Media Group, USA, speaking at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Benedikt von Loebell.

World Economic Forum

Photo: H.M. Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance, is captured during the session ‘Fostering Financial Inclusion’ at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Michael Buholzer.

World Economic Forum

Photo: A musician is captured during the open forum workshop ‘Making Music across Borders with Yo-Yo Ma’ during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2016. Image provided by & copyright © World Economic Forum. Photographer: Monika Flueckiger.

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 23 January 2016 - The Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum yesterday elected Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank, Washington DC; and Marc R. Benioff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA, as its new members.

As of 22 January 2016, the Members of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum are:

  • Klaus SCHWAB, Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  • Patrick AEBISCHER, President, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • H.M. Queen Rania AL ABDULLAH of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Mukesh AMBANI, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries, India
  • Marc R. BENIOFF, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce, USA
  • Peter BRABECK-LETMATHE, Chairman of the Board, Nestle, Switzerland
  • Mark CARNEY, Chairman, Financial Stability Board; Governor of the Bank of England
  • Katherine GARRETT-COX, CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Alliance Trust Plc, United Kingdom
  • Orit GADIESH, Chairman, Bain & Company, USA
  • Al GORE, Vice-President of the United States (1993-2001); Chairman and Co-Founder, Generation Investment Management, USA
  • Herman GREF, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Sberbank, Russian Federation
  • Angel GURRÍA, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris
  • Susan HOCKFIELD, President Emerita and Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • Jim Yong KIM, President, The World Bank, Washington DC
  • Klaus KLEINFELD, Chairman and Chief Executive, Alcoa Inc., USA
  • Christine LAGARDE, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC
  • Jack MA, Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group, People’s Republic of China
  • Peter MAURER, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Switzerland
  • Luis MORENO, President, Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC
  • Indra NOOYI, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, USA
  • Joe SCHOENDORF, Venture Partner, Accel Partners, USA
  • Jim Hagemann SNABE, Member of the Board, SAP AG, Siemens AG, Allianz SE, Germany
  • Heizo TAKENAKA, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University, Japan; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy of Japan (2002-2006)
  • George YEO, Chancellor, Nalanda University; Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore (2004-2011)
  • Min ZHU, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC

Over 2,500 leaders from business, government, international organizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts are participating in the 46th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, on 20-23 January, 2016.

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Porsche Design Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation

Berlin Fashion

Photo : Berlin, Germany - January 21, 2016: A model walks the runway at the Porsche Design Show Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation at Bar Tausend on January 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo © Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Porsche Design).

Berlin Fashion

Photo : Berlin, Germany - January 21, 2016: A model walks the runway at the Porsche Design Show Fall/Winter 2016 Fashion Presentation at Bar Tausend on January 21, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo © Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Porsche Design).

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January 20, 2016

Coca-Cola Launches New Global Campaign “Taste the Feeling”

Coca-Cola Advertising

Coca-Cola Advertising

Photos: Paris, France - January 19, 2016 - Coca-Cola Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, announces Innovative “One Brand” Global Marketing Strategy.

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PARIS, Jan. 19, 2016 - Today at an event in Paris, Coca-Cola Company’s Chief Marketing Officer, Marcos de Quinto, revealed a new ‘One Brand’ global marketing strategy that, for the first time ever, unites Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero, and Coca-Cola Life under the iconic Coca-Cola brand positioning in one global creative campaign, “Taste the Feeling.”

The ‘One Brand’ Strategy:

Extends the global equity and iconic appeal of original Coca-Cola across the Trademark, uniting the Coca-Cola family under the world’s number one beverage brand.

Comes to life in a global campaign - “Taste the Feeling” - that uses universal storytelling and everyday moments to connect with consumers around the world.

Features the product at the heart of the creative, celebrating the experience and simple pleasure of drinking a Coca-Cola, any Coca-Cola.

Underscores the Company’s commitment to choice, allowing consumers to choose whichever Coca-Cola suits their taste, lifestyle, and diet.

“Every day, millions of people around the world reach for an ice cold Coca-Cola,” said Marcos de Quinto, Chief Marketing Officer, The Coca-Cola Company. “The new ‘One Brand’ approach will share the equity of Coca-Cola, across all Coca-Cola Trademark products, reinforcing our commitment to offer consumers choice with more clarity. This is a powerful investment behind all Coca-Cola products, showing how everyone can enjoy the specialness of an ice-cold Coca-Cola, with or without calories, with or without caffeine.”

Added de Quinto: “More than ever, we recognize people want their Coca-Cola in different ways, but whichever one they want, they want a Coca-Cola brand with great taste and uplifting refreshment. Through the ‘One Brand’ strategy we will move away from multiple brand campaigns, to one single iconic brand campaign that celebrates both the product and the brand.”

“Taste the Feeling” is the new 2016 Coca-Cola campaign anthem, featuring the voice of newcomer Conrad Sewell.

“Taste the Feeling,” will roll out at various times across all markets globally.

The campaign’s lead TV Spot, “Anthem” features a series of vignettes that capture life’s everyday moments.

“There is nothing quite like the taste of an ice-cold Coca-Cola”, said Rodolfo Echeverria, Vice President, Global Creative, Connections & Digital, The Coca-Cola Company. “The campaign creative was designed to celebrate the notion that the simple pleasure of drinking an ice-cold Coca-Cola makes any moment more special. The universal moments and storytelling depicted in the campaign were created to resonate with our consumers globally. The same images and television creatives will be seen in Japan, in Italy, in Mexico, in India, i.e., in every country around the world.”

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January 16, 2016

2016 North American International Auto Show Drives It Home With Production and Concept Reveals

Detroit Auto Show

Photos: 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Images provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

Photo: 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Army Personnel Talk with Product Specialist. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

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Photo: Mercedes-Benz Smart Fortwo Cabrio at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

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Photo: Ferrari at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, Michigan. Image provided by & Copyright © NAIAS.

Detroit, Michigan - January 16, 2016 - From a segment-reinventing minivan to luxury flagships, twin-turbocharged powerhouses, plug-in hybrids and autonomous drive functions, automakers showcased the sharpest of cutting-edge technologies, products and brand-building strategies at this year’s North American International Auto Show Press Preview.

Show officials report 5,068 journalists from 60 countries attended the two-day Press Preview that has become synonymous with generating news that shapes the future of the industry and attracts the world’s top automotive leaders.

A long list of CEOs and top industry executives attended Press Preview, many of which took the stage during press conferences.

“Again this year, we enjoyed the confidence of automakers who selected our show and the heart of the industry, the Motor City, as the backdrop for their new product reveals,” said 2016 NAIAS Chairman Paul Sabatini. “Of the 57 introductions at NAIAS, nearly 90 percent were worldwide debuts, which is an incredible testament to the global position of importance that NAIAS plays in automakers’ new vehicle and technology launch strategies.”

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January 14, 2016

88TH OSCARS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

Oscars Nominations

Oscars Nominations

Photo: Billie Lourd accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for Debbie Reynolds from Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep during the 2015 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, CA, on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Image Credit: Phil McCarten / © A.M.P.A.S.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards nominations today.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 23, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings also will be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories.

The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar® presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Bryan Cranston in “Trumbo”
  • Matt Damon in “The Martian”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Revenant”
  • Michael Fassbender in “Steve Jobs”
  • Eddie Redmayne in “The Danish Girl”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Christian Bale in “The Big Short”
  • Tom Hardy in “The Revenant”
  • Mark Ruffalo in “Spotlight”
  • Mark Rylance in “Bridge of Spies”
  • Sylvester Stallone in “Creed”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cate Blanchett in “Carol”
  • Brie Larson in “Room”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Joy”
  • Charlotte Rampling in “45 Years”
  • Saoirse Ronan in “Brooklyn”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh in “The Hateful Eight”
  • Rooney Mara in “Carol”
  • Rachel McAdams in “Spotlight”
  • Alicia Vikander in “The Danish Girl”
  • Kate Winslet in “Steve Jobs”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Anomalisa” Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran
  • “Boy and the World” Alê Abreu
  • “Inside Out” Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera
  • “Shaun the Sheep Movie” Mark Burton and Richard Starzak
  • “When Marnie Was There” Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Carol” Ed Lachman
  • “The Hateful Eight” Robert Richardson
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” John Seale
  • “The Revenant” Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “Sicario” Roger Deakins

Achievement in costume design

  • “Carol” Sandy Powell
  • “Cinderella” Sandy Powell
  • “The Danish Girl” Paco Delgado
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Jenny Beavan
  • “The Revenant” Jacqueline West

Achievement in directing

  • “The Big Short” Adam McKay
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” George Miller
  • “The Revenant” Alejandro G. Inarritu
  • “Room” Lenny Abrahamson
  • “Spotlight” Tom McCarthy

Best documentary feature

  • “Amy” Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees
  • “Cartel Land” Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin
  • “The Look of Silence” Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen
  • “What Happened, Miss Simone?” Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes
  • “Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom” Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor

Best documentary short subject

  • “Body Team 12” David Darg and Bryn Mooser
  • “Chau, beyond the Lines” Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck
  • “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah” Adam Benzine
  • “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • “Last Day of Freedom” Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman

Achievement in film editing

  • “The Big Short” Hank Corwin
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Margaret Sixel
  • “The Revenant” Stephen Mirrione
  • “Spotlight” Tom McArdle
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Embrace of the Serpent” Colombia
  • “Mustang” France
  • “Son of Saul” Hungary
  • “Theeb” Jordan
  • “A War” Denmark

(These foreign language films have been selected from the 81 official entries submitted by various countries, listed in our following post —

81 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2015 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR

All others, including the official entry from India “Court”, were eliminated from the Oscar race.)

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin
  • “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared” Love Larson and Eva von Bahr
  • “The Revenant” Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Bridge of Spies” Thomas Newman
  • “Carol” Carter Burwell
  • “The Hateful Eight” Ennio Morricone
  • “Sicario” Jóhann Jóhannsson
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
  • Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio
  • “Manta Ray” from “Racing Extinction”
  • Music by J. Ralph and Lyric by Antony Hegarty
  • “Simple Song #3” from “Youth”
  • Music and Lyric by David Lang
  • “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground”
  • Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga
  • “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre”
  • Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith

Best motion picture of the year

  • “The Big Short” Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
  • “Bridge of Spies” Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • “Brooklyn” Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers
  • “The Martian” Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers
  • “The Revenant” Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers
  • “Room” Ed Guiney, Producer
  • “Spotlight” Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers

Achievement in production design

  • “Bridge of Spies” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich
  • “The Danish Girl” Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson
  • “The Martian” Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak
  • “The Revenant” Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy

Best animated short film

  • “Bear Story” Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala
  • “Prologue” Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton
  • “Sanjay’s Super Team” Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle
  • “We Can’t Live without Cosmos” Konstantin Bronzit
  • “World of Tomorrow” Don Hertzfeldt

Best live action short film

  • “Ave Maria” Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont
  • “Day One” Henry Hughes
  • “Everything Will Be Okay (Alles Wird Gut)” Patrick Vollrath
  • “Shok” Jamie Donoughue
  • “Stutterer” Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Mark Mangini and David White
  • “The Martian” Oliver Tarney
  • “The Revenant” Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender
  • “Sicario” Alan Robert Murray
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Bridge of Spies” Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo
  • “The Martian” Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth
  • “The Revenant” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Ex Machina” Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett
  • “Mad Max: Fury Road” Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams
  • “The Martian” Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner
  • “The Revenant” Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer
  • “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould

Adapted screenplay

  • “The Big Short” Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
  • “Brooklyn” Screenplay by Nick Hornby
  • “Carol” Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy
  • “The Martian” Screenplay by Drew Goddard
  • “Room” Screenplay by Emma Donoghue

Original screenplay

  • “Bridge of Spies” Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
  • “Ex Machina” Written by Alex Garland
  • “Inside Out” Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen
  • “Spotlight” Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
  • “Straight Outta Compton” Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

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January 11, 2016

Jaguar Puts its New InControl Touch Pro System to the Test in Mumbai Dabbawalla Delivery Challenge

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Photos: Jaguar put the new InControl Touch Pro system on its latest XJ model to the test in Mumbai by taking on the traditional acclaimed Dabbawalla delivery system in a race through the congested city streets. Photos credit: Anthony Cullen.

Mumbai, India — Jaguar put the new InControl Touch Pro system on its latest XJ model to the test in Mumbai by taking on the traditional acclaimed Dabbawalla delivery system in a race through the congested city streets.

Dabbawallas are used by many Mumbai workers to take home-cooked food to their places of work in small ‘tiffins’ or ‘dabbas’. They operate on a complex relay system involving trains, buses, bikes and foot.

But one lucky Dabbawalla was given the chance to ride in luxury when the new Jaguar XJ picked him up, swapping a bike saddle for a leather seat and the new InControl Touch Pro infotainment system in place of the noise of busy streets. The driver used the new navigation system to help steer through traffic as his rival Dabbawalla took the traditional route.

The Dabbawalla said: “It was a very different experience to the one I am used to! The only massage I normally get is from the bumps in the road! Those seats were amazing. And I never knew Mumbai could be so quiet - it was like a different world inside the car.

“It was a serious race too. We have a very well developed system here; one that many say is impossible to beat. But somehow the XJ won! The navigation system was a big help, but we were also lucky because the other Dabbawalla got stuck with a rare train delay.”

Founded in 1890, the Dabbawalla system, once subject to a Harvard Business School study, is a business miracle. Low cost, highly efficient and environmentally friendly, there is no use of any IT system or even cell phones, yet mistakes are extremely rare. Logistics expert Federal Express even sent its employees over to learn from the system.

Aside from a unique weight-bearing jacket, which helps carry multiple loads using supports from lightweight but sturdy aluminium, new technology has done nothing to better the system. Now, approximately 5,000 Dabbawallas move more than 130,000 lunches per day, six days a week, 52 weeks a year.

Ever-present heavy traffic makes moving through the city streets a challenge, which is why the system is of such benefit. But on a course designed to give close competition even with the road congestion, the dynamic pinch and zoom mapping on the navigation system allowed the XJ to reach its destination with time to spare.

According to Jaguar, its InControl Touch Pro infotainment system, which was tested via the Mumbai Dabbawalla Delivery Challenge, features a high-performance quad-core processor and runs on state-of-the-art, ultra-fast Ethernet, a network technology which offers exceptional data transfer rates of up to 1Gbit/second. Combined, they deliver incredible graphics, fast response times and help to future-proof the system for significant upgrades in functionality over time.

Jaguar spokesman, Ian Hoban, Vehicle Line Director said: “We were privileged to gain an insight into the Dabbawalla business through this activity, and it really showed us how efficient this kind of process can be, even without the use of modern technology.

“In the race, the new XJ proved to be more than comfortable in the city streets. Despite its size, it is nimble, manoeuvrable and dynamic and that helped it cut through traffic with ease. The revolutionary technology in the new InControl Pro system also made a big difference, both from a guidance perspective and in allowing the Dabbawalla to ride in comfort.”

New, Fun Short Film shows the Race in Action

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