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February 13, 2016

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

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

Adidas, Global Giants

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.

Jeep, India

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

Jeep, India

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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).

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

New York Men's Fashion Week

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

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

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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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Jaguar Cars

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

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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”

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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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Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

Jaguar, Mumbai, Global Giants

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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December 29, 2015

New York's Times Square 2016 New Year’s Eve Celebrations

New York Times Square New Year

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2015: New York Countdown during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION. © 2015 Getty Images).

This countdown event was the biggest in the world, with over a million people gathered in Times Square and a television audience around the globe of more than a billion. The 1-million-strong crowd chanted out in a deafening roar as “Happy New Year” appeared on the screen with the final “0” of the countdown, climaxing with confetti exploding into the air.

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2015: World Capitals Countdown. New Delhi, India, New Year’s Countdown (in Hindi language) at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. The message appeared on the TOSHIBA screen as soon as it was 12 O’Clock midnight In India. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION. © 2015 Getty Images).

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2015: World Capitals Countdown. New Delhi, India, New Year’s Countdown (in English) at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. The message appeared on the TOSHIBA screen as soon as it was 12 O’Clock midnight In India. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION. © 2015 Getty Images).

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2015: Demi Lovato performs during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION. © 2015 Getty Images).

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31, 2015: Demi Lovato performs during New Year’s Eve celebrations at Times Square on December 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for TOSHIBA CORPORATION. © 2015 Getty Images).

New York Times Square New Year

Photo: December 28, 2015. Two giant, seven-foot-tall numerals - the “1” and “6” in 2-0-1-6 - arrive in Times Square. Like the “20,” the “16” is illuminated by Philips outdoor bulbs. Image Credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC.

New York Times Square New Year

New York Times Square New Year

Photos: Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. The Times Square Ball is a time ball located on a roof at the New York City’s Times Square. The ball descends 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year. Image Credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC.

New York, NY — December 29, 2015 — Toshiba corp. will liven up a global countdown event as the official sponsor for the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration. The 60-second countdown to midnight will be enhanced by audio and pyrotechnic effects on the TOSHIBA VISION screen, located directly below the world famous Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball.

The screen will feature New Year’s Eve content and entertainment for the more than one million-plus expected revellers. In addition, about one billion viewers around world are expected to watch it.

The New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration - it’s a global tradition. Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. The world holds its breath, and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.

New York Times Square New Year

New York Times Square New Year

Photos: December 28, 2015. Confetti Wishes at the Wishing Wall in Times Square, New York. Every wish submitted from anywhere in the world is printed on a piece of confetti and included in the 3,000 pounds of confetti released at midnight over the one million revellers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Images Credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC.

New Year’s Eve | 2016 Virtual Wishing Wall — Your wishes will be added to the confetti that flutters down in the heart of Times Square on New Year’s Eve!

The Wishing Wall is on Times Square’s Broadway plazas, between 42nd Street and 47th Street, every day until December 29. For those who can’t make it to Times Square, wishes are being collected online at the Times Square New Year’s Eve Virtual Wishing Wall.

Every wish submitted - via the Wishing Wall in Times Square, or online - will be printed on a piece of confetti and included in the 3,000 pounds of confetti released at midnight over the one million revellers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.

“Writing down a wish is a great opportunity to look back and reflect on the past year while looking forward to a brighter future,” said Tim Tompkins, President, Times Square Alliance. “We anticipate tens of thousands of people from across the world will submit wishes as we countdown the final days of 2015.”

“Having the Wishing Wall in Times Square and online creates an opportunity for everyone to participate in our global celebration,” added Jeff Straus, President, Countdown Entertainment. “It’s magical having wishes from around the world floating down on the million revellers in Times Square as we greet the New Year.”

“We are thrilled to be part of this worldwide celebration and encourage everyone to join in on the fun and submit their wish for 2016,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “There’s no better way to jumpstart the New Year than with a wish or a goal for the year ahead.”

MAKE YOUR WISH FOR 2016

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“Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan’s Turret in a Noose of Light.”

— The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Edward Fitzgerald Translation).


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December 25, 2015

Ferrari Inaugurates its New Showroom in Mumbai

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Ferrari, Global Giants

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Ferrari, Global Giants

Ferrari, Global Giants

Photos: Ferrari 458 Speciale has been voted “Best Sports Cars of 2015” by the readers of the German automotive magazine, Sport Auto, and has also received a 5-star award from Autocar magazine. (Images provided by & Copyright © Ferrari S.p.A., Maranello, Italy).

The new Ferrari showroom opened in Mumbai, India, following the recent appointment of Ferrari Dealer, Navnit Motors Pvt. Ltd. The new showroom becomes Ferrari’s only official dealership in Mumbai and signals the Italian sport car brand’s ambition to expand its sales and service operations in India. The state-of-the-art Ferrari showroom is approximately 4000 square foot and is located at G2, Platina Building in Bandra Kurla Complex.

Present at the exclusive opening of the showroom, Enrico Galliera, Senior Vice-President, Commercial & Marketing, Ferrari SpA, said: “We have many loyal owners and Ferrari fans in Mumbai and this new showroom will help them get even closer to the iconic brand.”

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December 12, 2015

The Branding of Universities: What is Your University's "Global Brand Value" ?

Universities Branding

Photo: University of Michigan Commencement 2015. Image Credit & Copyright © University of Michigan.

Universities Branding

Photo: Harvard University Commencement 1982, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard University has replaced the University of Cambridge at the top of the global ranking that measures how universities perform on graduate employability. Photographer, Image Credit & Copyright © Paul.

Nowadays, students, whatever their nationality, are increasingly choosing to apply to universities with strong brands over electing a university because it is in their own country or a specific other. That is to say, a student will choose for instance Harvard (US) or McGill (Canada) because they have become strong international brands recognised everywhere by recruiters, thus guaranteeing employability.

Which universities stand out in preparing graduates for the job market?

To answer the above question, the Global Employability University Survey and Ranking 2015 was designed and commissioned by French human resources consulting agency Emerging and carried out by the German market research firm Trendence.

Created from the combined votes of 2,200 recruiters and 2,400 managing directors of international companies across 20 countries, the Global Employability University Ranking differs from other rankings in that it doesn’t take into account academic criteria; it only seeks to represent the point of view of the market.

The Global Employability University Ranking 2015 Results - Top 150

Rank — Institution — Country — Score

  1. Harvard University — United States — 662
  2. University of Cambridge — United Kingdom — 633
  3. University of Oxford — United Kingdom — 609
  4. California Institute of Technology — United States — 597
  5. Yale University — United States — 575
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology — United States — 571
  7. Stanford University — United States — 552
  8. Columbia University — United States — 531
  9. Princeton University — United States — 509
  10. University of Toronto — Canada — 483
  11. Technical University of Munich — Germany — 411
  12. University of Tokyo — Japan — 398
  13. Ecole Normale Superieure — France — 386
  14. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — Hong Kong — 378
  15. Imperial College London — United Kingdom — 369
  16. Peking University — China — 363
  17. National University of Singapore — Singapore — 360
  18. Duke University — United States — 348
  19. University of California, Berkeley — United States — 333
  20. Indian Institute of Science — India — 332
  21. McGill University — Canada — 319
  22. Mines Paris Tech — France — 308
  23. University of Edinburgh — United Kingdom — 296
  24. University of Manchester — United Kingdom — 288
  25. HEC Paris — France — 278
  26. Tokyo Institute of Technology — Japan — 273
  27. IE University — Spain — 270
  28. Johns Hopkins University — United States — 263
  29. New York University — United States — 262
  30. University College London — United Kingdom — 261
  31. Boston University — United States — 249
  32. Australian National University — Australia — 243
  33. University of Melbourne — Australia — 242
  34. Fudan University — China — 240
  35. Centrale Supelec — France — 238
  36. Ecole Polytechnique — France — 236
  37. ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich — Switzerland — 235
  38. Cornell University — United States — 228
  39. University of British Columbia — Canada — 223
  40. Heidelberg University — Germany — 222
  41. LMU Munich — Germany — 220
  42. University of Sydney — Australia — 219
  43. King’s College London — United Kingdom — 218
  44. University of Montreal — Canada — 216
  45. London School of Economics and Political Science — United Kingdom — 215
  46. Boston College — United States — 212
  47. Goethe University Frankfurt — Germany — 208
  48. University of California, Los Angeles — United States — 205
  49. Ghent University — Belgium — 203
  50. London Business School — United Kingdom — 202
  51. Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne — Switzerland — 201
  52. University of Copenhagen — Denmark — 199
  53. Kyoto University — Japan — 197
  54. University of Chicago — United States — 195
  55. University of New South Wales — Australia — 194
  56. Monash University — Australia — 192
  57. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China — 191
  58. University of Navarra — Spain — 190
  59. Tsinghua University — China — 189
  60. Chinese University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 188
  61. University of California, San Francisco — United States — 187
  62. KU Leuven — Belgium — 185
  63. Dartmouth College — United States — 183
  64. Ecole de Management de Lyon — France — 182
  65. ESSEC Business School — France — 180
  66. Stockholm University — Sweden — 178
  67. Humboldt University of Berlin — Germany — 176
  68. University of Zurich — Switzerland — 175
  69. Brown University — United States — 175
  70. Indian School of Business — India — 174
  71. University of California, San Diego — United States — 173
  72. University of Helsinki — Finland — 172
  73. University of Pennsylvania — United States —169
  74. University of Bristol — United Kingdom —168
  75. Delft University of Technology — Netherlands — 165
  76. Michigan State University — United States — 165
  77. Carnegie Mellon University — United States — 164
  78. University of Nottingham — United Kingdom — 163
  79. Georgetown University — United States — 162
  80. University of Birmingham — United Kingdom — 161
  81. University of Sao Paulo — Brazil — 160
  82. Frankfurt School of Finance and Management — Germany — 158
  83. University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 157
  84. Lund University — Sweden — 155
  85. Erasmus University Rotterdam — Netherlands — 154
  86. McMaster University — Canada — 153
  87. University of Gottingen — Germany — 151
  88. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology — Korea Republic — 149
  89. Northwestern University — United States — 148
  90. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay — India — 146
  91. University of Washington — United States — 144
  92. Hebrew University of Jerusalem — Israel — 143
  93. Technical University of Berlin — Germany — 141
  94. Bocconi University — Italy — 138
  95. University of Lausanne — Switzerland — 135
  96. National Taiwan University of Science and Technology — Taiwan — 133
  97. Case Western Reserve University — United States — 130
  98. Ohio State University — United States — 129
  99. University of Southern California — United States — 127
  100. KTH Royal Institute of Technology — Sweden — 126
  101. University of Texas at Austin — United States — 125
  102. University of Bern — Switzerland — 125
  103. Eindhoven University of Technology — Netherlands — 124
  104. Leiden University — Netherlands — 123
  105. Pierre and Marie Curie University — France — 122
  106. ESADE Business School — Spain — 121
  107. Polytechnic University of Milan — Italy — 120
  108. Texas A&M University — United States — 119
  109. Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education — Mexico — 118
  110. Getulio Vargas Foundation — Brazil — 117
  111. Rice University — United States — 116
  112. Pohang University of Science and Technology — Korea Republic — 115
  113. Technical University of Denmark — Denmark — 115
  114. University of Groningen — Netherlands — 114
  115. Paris-Sud University — France — 113
  116. Brigham Young University — United States — 113
  117. Seoul National University — Korea Republic — 112
  118. Nanyang Technological University — Singapore — 112
  119. Purdue University — United States — 111
  120. University of Alberta — Canada — 111
  121. Trinity College Dublin — Ireland — 111
  122. Osaka University — Japan — 110
  123. National Autonomous University of Mexico — Mexico — 110
  124. Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey — United States — 109
  125. Karolinska Institute — Sweden — 109
  126. Nanjing University — China — 109
  127. Zhejiang University — China — 108
  128. University of Florida — United States — 108
  129. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation — 108
  130. University of Michigan — United States — 108
  131. Georgia Institute of Technology — United States — 108
  132. Keio University — Japan — 107
  133. Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa — Italy — 107
  134. University of Basel — Switzerland — 106
  135. Technion Israel Institute of Technology — Israel — 105
  136. Sciences Po — France — 104
  137. Yonsei University — Korea Republic of — 103
  138. National Taiwan University — Taiwan — 101
  139. University of Wisconsin-Madison — United States — 99
  140. University of Auckland — New Zealand — 98
  141. University of Oslo — Norway — 96
  142. Saint Petersburg State University — Russian Federation — 95
  143. University of Geneva — Switzerland — 94
  144. National Tsing Hua University — Taiwan — 93
  145. City University of Hong Kong — Hong Kong — 89
  146. Tel Aviv University — Israel — 87
  147. University of Science and Technology of China — China — 78
  148. Bauman Moscow State Technical University — Russian Federation — 78
  149. University of Vienna — Austria — 74
  150. King Saud University — Saudi Arabia — 73

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December 11, 2015

47 cities join the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

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Photo: Starstruck. Austin, Texas. Austin has just been designated UNESCO Creative City of Media Arts. Photographer, Image Credit & Copyright © Thomas Hawk.

Paris, 11 December 2015 - UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, has announced the designation of 47 cities from 33 countries as new members of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The results of this year’s Call bears witness to the Network’s enhanced diversity and geographical representation with 22 cities from countries not previously represented.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network has welcomed the following cities within its seven creative fields (Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts and Music):

  1. Adelaide (Australia) - Music
  2. Al-Ahsa (Saudi Arabia) - Crafts and Folk Art
  3. Austin (United States of America) - Media Arts
  4. Baghdad (Iraq) - Literature
  5. Bamiyan (Afghanistan) - Crafts and Folk Art
  6. Bandung (Indonesia) - Design
  7. Barcelona (Spain) - Literature
  8. Belem (Brazil) - Gastronomy
  9. Bergen (Norway) - Gastronomy
  10. Bitola (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) - Film
  11. Budapest (Hungary) - Design
  12. Burgos (Spain) - Gastronomy
  13. Denia (Spain) - Gastronomy
  14. Detroit (United States of America) - Design
  15. Duran (Ecuador) - Crafts and Folk Art
  16. Ensenada (Mexico) - Gastronomy
  17. Gaziantep (Turkey) - Gastronomy
  18. Idanha-a-Nova (Portugal) - Music
  19. Isfahan (Iran [Islamic Republic of]) - Crafts and Folk Art
  20. Jaipur (India) - Crafts and Folk Art
  21. Katowice (Poland) - Music
  22. Kaunas (Lithuania) - Design
  23. Kingston (Jamaica) - Music
  24. Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Music
  25. Liverpool (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) - Music
  26. Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Literature
  27. Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo) - Crafts and Folk Art
  28. Lviv (Ukraine) - Literature
  29. Medellín (Colombia) - Music
  30. Montevideo (Uruguay) - Literature
  31. Nottingham (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) - Literature
  32. Obidos (Portugal) - Literature
  33. Parma (Italy) - Gastronomy
  34. Phuket (Thailand) - Gastronomy
  35. Puebla (Mexico) - Design
  36. Rasht (Iran [Islamic Republic of]) - Gastronomy
  37. Rome (Italy) - Film
  38. Salvador (Brazil) - Music
  39. San Cristobal de las Casas (Mexico) - Crafts and Folk Art
  40. Santos (Brazil) - Film
  41. Sasayama (Japan) - Crafts and Folk Art
  42. Singapore (Singapore) - Design
  43. Tartu (Estonia) - Literature
  44. Tongyeong (Republic of Korea) - Music
  45. Tucson (United States of America) - Gastronomy
  46. Ulyanovsk (Russian Federation) - Literature
  47. Varanasi (India) - Music

For the very first time, two Indian cities — Varanasi and Jaipur — have joined UNESCO Creative Cities Network. This is a historic first for India in this elite global compact.

Launched in 2004, the Network now comprises 116 cities worldwide. It aims to foster international cooperation with and between cities committed to investing in creativity as a driver for sustainable urban development, social inclusion and cultural vibrancy.

By joining the Network, cities commit to collaborate and develop partnerships with a view to promoting creativity and cultural industries, to share best practices, to strengthen participation in cultural life, and to integrate culture in economic and social development strategies and plans.

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December 5, 2015

Create World Class Universities through Collaboration, Cooperation, and Communication — President of India

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Photo: Clock Tower at the Main Building of Moscow State University. Image Credit: Nickolas Titkov.

New Delhi, India - December 3, 2015 - The President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, addressed the delegates of the Times Higher Education BRICS and Emerging Economies’ Universities Summit, 2015 at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace) in New Delhi.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said that in today’s era of globalization, which rests on the pillars of Collaboration, Cooperation and Communication, there are ample opportunities to use these “3Cs” to create many world class universities. The combined strength of the five BRICS nations can develop an educational eco-system for their citizens as well as for the world citizens.

The President said that the quality of education has a direct co-relation with inclusive growth and development. Emerging economies facing the challenge of meeting the developmental aspirations of their citizens must build an educational system comparable to the best in the world. A serious discourse on how to address the quality concerns in higher education should therefore begin at the earliest.

• The President emphasized that the higher education sector in India must align itself with the global education sector. A world class university in today’s time is one that can address the global problems of society having the entire world as its constituency.

The President said that to meet bench-marks, institutions need to provide greater emphasis on quality research that is recognized globally. This would help in their efforts to become world-class. What is needed further is for such aspiring universities to reach out, communicate, exchange and encourage mobility of persons and ideas across the globe. Adopting a world-view would help an institution getting accepted by the global community of higher education. Over and above a focused attention on cutting-edge research and an international orientation, world-class universities must possess other enviable features. Some of them are high quality faculty members, meritorious students, an encouraging teaching learning environment, a high level of resource availability, sound infrastructure, and existence of considerable autonomy and robust governance structure. Presence of these elements in an institution would automatically reflect in higher international rankings.

On the occasion, the President received the first copy of Times Higher Education BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016. The report was released by Mr. Phil Baty, Editor, Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The 2016 rankings include 200 institutions from 35 countries. China dominates the rankings, with its institutions occupying first and second places, half the Top 10 and 39 places in the Top 200.

BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings 2016 Results: Top 10

  1. Peking University — China
  2. Tsinghua University — China
  3. Lomonosov Moscow State University — Russian Federation
  4. University of Cape Town — South Africa
  5. National Taiwan University — Taiwan
  6. University of the Witwatersrand — South Africa
  7. University of Science and Technology of China — China
  8. Zhejiang University — China
  9. University of Sao Paulo — Brazil
  10. Shanghai Jiao Tong University — China

Universities from India

Institution — BRICS Rank

  • Indian Institute of Science — 16
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay — 29
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras — 36
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi — 37
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur — 45
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee — 48
  • Jadavpur University — 80
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati — 83
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur — 95
  • Panjab University — 121
  • Savitribai Phule Pune University — 127
  • University of Calcutta — 137
  • Aligarh Muslim University — 150
  • University of Delhi — 154
  • Amrita University — 181
  • Andhra University — 193

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• The President of India’s observation above coincides with our corresponding one below:

World Class Universities


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