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September 24, 2018

AIRBUS and UNESCO challenge Youth to create Sustainable Solutions for Global Problems

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Photo: Airbus Fly Your Ideas 2015 runners-up Team Retrolley from University of São Paulo Brazil. From left: Fausto Mascia, Academic mentor University of Sao Paolo, Denise Ikuno, Lucas Otsuka, Tadeu Omae, Maki Shintate, Lucas Neumann.

The next generation of innovators can now submit their proposals tackling one of the six challenges set out by Airbus for its sixth global Fly Your Ideas competition (Electrification, Data Services, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality).

The biennial competition is a celebration of creativity and innovation to solve real industry challenges. Open to university teams from across the world, including all disciplines from engineering and information technology to marketing and design, the competition is an opportunity for students to unleash their pioneering spirit, working at the cutting edge of digital technology alongside industry experts. UNESCO granted patronage to Fly Your Ideas in 2012.

“Fly Your Ideas is an inspirational endeavor for students around the world and UNESCO is proud to be a part of this initiative,” said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO. “The new challenges will allow students to think outside the box and come up with sustainable solutions for global problems beyond aerospace - exactly what the world needs from our future generations!”

The submission phase would end on 16 November 2018. A team of Airbus specialists from across the business will review and evaluate all submitted ideas. The live final of Fly Your Ideas will be held in 2019, where students will have the opportunity to showcase their ideas to an audience of industry experts.

Airbus is seeking ideas that could change aerospace in the decades to come and create a safer, cleaner and better-connected world. The competition is an opportunity for students to build valuable employment skills including teamwork, project management, and presentation skills and to apply their classroom learning to real-world challenges.

Sources: AIRBUS and UNESCO

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September 23, 2018

United Nations Secretary General Meets UN Messenger of Peace

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Photo: UN Secretary-General, António Guterres (right), meets with UN Messenger of Peace, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein of Jordan. 21 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Source: United Nations

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September 22, 2018

Kuala Lumpur named UNESCO World Book Capital 2020

Kuala Lumpur, UNESCO World Book Capital

Photo: A heritage building in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur has been named World Book Capital 2020. Image credit: Uwe Schwarzbach.

UNESCO World Book Capital

Photo: Library sign at the International University of Malaya-Wales, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur has been named World Book Capital 2020. Image credit: Simon Haslett.

Paris, France — Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) has been named World Book Capital for the year 2020 by the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the recommendation of the World Book Capital Advisory Committee.

UNESCO selected the city because of its strong focus on inclusive education, the development of a knowledge-based society and easy reading for all parts of the city’s population.

With the slogan “Caring through reading,” the program focuses on four themes: reading in all its forms, development of the book industry infrastructure, inclusiveness and digital accessibility, and empowerment of children through reading. Among other events and activities, there will be the construction of a book city (the Kota Buku Complex), a reading campaign for train commuters, enhancing of digital services and accessibility by the National Library of Malaysia for the disabled, and new digital services for libraries in 12 libraries in poor housing areas of Kuala Lumpur.

The city’s objective is to foster a culture of reading and inclusiveness - “A city that reads is a city that cares” - emphasizing ubiquitous access to books throughout the city. The city has linked the ambitious programme for World Book Capital to the Vision 2020 for Kuala Lumpur, and the eco-city project called the River of Life with open-air bookshops and libraries populating the newly-restored waterways of the city.

Cities designated as UNESCO World Book Capital undertake to promote books and reading and to organize activities over the year. As the twentieth city to bear the title since 2001, Kuala Lumpur follows Sharjah (2019), and Athens (2018). Past winners include Madrid (2001), Alexandria (2002), New Delhi (2003), Anvers (2004), Montreal (2005), Turin (2006), Bogota (2007), Amsterdam (2008), Beirut (2009), Ljubljana (2010), Buenos Aires (2011), Erevan (2012), Bangkok (2013), Port Harcourt (2014), Incheon (2015), and Wroclaw (2016).

The application of the city of Kuala Lumpur was accepted by an Advisory Committee, comprising representatives of the International Publisher’s Association (IPA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), and UNESCO.

Source: UNESCO, Paris.

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September 20, 2018

Vice Chancellors of more than 50 Universities in India attend National Workshop on Graded Autonomy

Universities, India

Photo: Chairman, University Grants Commission of India (UGC), Prof. D. P. Singh, releasing a publication. [File Photo]

New Delhi, September 20, 2018 — India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar, today addressed the “National Workshop on Graded Autonomy” organized for Vice Chancellors of Universities.

Mr. Javadekar said that “Autonomy is crucial for the Higher Educational Institutions to achieve excellence and the Government is committed to ensuring the autonomy of our Universities.”

The workshop has been jointly organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and University Grants Commission (UGC) for providing a platform to Vice-Chancellors from around 63 universities categorized as Category I and Category II Institutions under UGC Regulations on Graded Autonomy. The senior officers of MHRD, UGC, and select State governments were also present on this occasion, besides participants from 55 HEIs.

Mr. Javadekar said that UGC regulations on graded autonomy is a significant reform and the universities should fruitfully utilize this opportunity. Terming the 63 ranked universities as “cream of the cream,” he further said that the Universities need to maintain high academic standards to sustain their autonomy. Citing the example of American Universities, he said that the best universities attract the best talent from around the world and thereby make an essential contribution to the development of the country.

A detailed presentation was made by Prof D P Singh, Chairman, UGC, on graded autonomy, highlighting the various aspects of UGC Regulations on Graded Autonomy which provide an enabling framework to Universities for adopting a decentralized management culture, ensuring freedom to HEIs on deciding academic issues.

Presentations were made by Vice Chancellors of Banaras Hindu University, Guru Nanak Dev University, Alagappa University, BITS Pilani, Symbiosis International, Institute of Chemical Technology, and O. P. Jindal Global University, highlighting their roadmap for achieving the objectives of graded autonomy.

During the open interactive session, the Vice Chancellors expressed their concerns and shared their experiences while implementing the Autonomy Regulations. The Secretary, Higher Education, MHRD, Mr. R. Subramanyam, interacted with the Vice Chancellors and assured them that his Department would appropriately address their concerns.

Source: Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.

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Photos: For its new summer 2018 campaign, de GRISOGONO exalts women wearing its jewelry, describing them as “Sunny, free-spirited, self-confident women who set the tone for a delightfully cheerful summer.” Images provided by & Copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Source: de GRISOGONO.

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September 18, 2018

The President of India launches the logo and web portal for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration

Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration

Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration

Photo: The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, launching the logo for the commemoration of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, at a function, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on September 18, 2018.

New Delhi — September 18, 2018 — The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, launched the logo and the web portal for the commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rashtrapati Bhawan today.

The Government would do Logo Branding in Trains, Metro Rail, Air India Aircrafts, State Roadways Buses, Government websites, E-mails, Government stationery, calendars, diaries, Government advertisements & publicity material, and digital signature. The Public Sector Undertakings, subordinate/attached offices, and autonomous bodies under the Government of India would also use the logo.

The two-year-long celebrations from 2nd October 2018 to 02nd October 2020 will be held across the country and all over the globe to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and all State/UT Governments have initiated branding actions in their Ministries/Departments.

Source: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

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September 17, 2018

United Nations General Assembly holds the Closing Plenary Meeting of the Seventy-second Session

United Nations General Assembly

Photo: María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President-elect of the seventy-third session of the UN General Assembly, addresses the closing plenary meeting of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly. Behind her at the dais is (left to right): Secretary-General António Guterres; Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly; and Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management. 17 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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Indian Space Research Organisation launches 2 Foreign Satellites

Indian Space Research Organisation

Photo: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) lifting off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, India, on September 16, 2018.

The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C42) of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched two satellites — NovaSAR and S1-4— from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota today.

The PSLV-C42 lifted off from the First Launch Pad of SHAR at 10.08 pm (IST). Both satellites were injected into the Sun Synchronous Orbit, about 17 minutes later, at an altitude of 583 km.

The satellites belong to UK-based Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), which has a contract with Antrix Corporation Ltd, the commercial arm of ISRO. NovaSAR carries S-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and an Automatic Identification Receiver payloads. The satellite applications include forestry mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring, and maritime missions. SSTL’s Spacecraft Operations Centre in Guildford, UK will operate it.

S1-4 is a high-resolution earth observation satellite meant for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management, and disaster monitoring.

The PSLV launch vehicle consists of four stages, each of which is a self-contained vehicle capable of functioning independently with own propulsion systems.

Preparations for the PSLV-C42 began at Sriharikota in mid-July with the process of vehicle integration setting the tone for the launch. Many centers of ISRO contributed to this mission with the vehicle being designed and developed by Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram. The second and fourth stage liquid engines came from Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Thiruvananthapuram and ISRO Propulsion Complex, Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu.

The vehicle’s guidance system is from ISRO’s Inertial Systems Unit, Thiruvananthapuram, while SDSC SHAR was responsible for the solid motor preparation, vehicle integration and launch infrastructure. ISRO’s Telemetry Tracking and Command Network provided tracking support.

ISRO Chairman Dr. K. Sivan congratulated the team soon after the successful mission.

“I am delighted that the PSLV-C42 precisely launched two of our customer satellites at 583 km orbit. It was a unique night mission executed for the first time by us. The PSLV has proven yet again as a user-friendly vehicle in all aspects. The credit goes to the entire ISRO team and industries. We are going to have 18 missions in the next six months, virtually one launch every two weeks,” Dr. Sivan said.

“The PSLV-C42 marks the latest technology and commercial collaboration between India and the UK with the launch of the combination of high resolution optical and radar (SAR) satellites from us,” said Sir Martin Sweeting, Group Executive Chairman, SSTL.

As on date, ISRO has launched 239 foreign satellites from 28 countries.

Source: Department of Space, Government of India.

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September 16, 2018

UN Secretary-General Issues Warning about Dangers of Climate Change

United Nations

Photo: Jayathma Wickramanayake, Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, makes her remarks following UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s comments on climate change. Mr. Guterres has issued a strong warning about the dangers we face from Climate Change, stressing the urgency of the crisis and the risks of inaction. Mr. Guterres has also outlined his vision for the 2019 Climate Summit. 10 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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September 15, 2018

‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ (Cleanliness Service) campaign launched in Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) throughout the country by HRD Minister of India

Clean India Drive

Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, with the students, during the “Swachhta Hi Seva” Abhiyan (Cleanliness Drive), in New Delhi on September 15, 2018.

Clean India Drive

Photo: India’s Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar, participates in cleanliness drive with the students of Central Schools, during the “Swachhta Hi Seva” Abhiyan (Cleanliness Drive), in New Delhi on September 15, 2018.

New Delhi — September 15, 2018 — The Human Resource Development Minister of India, Prakash Javadekar, participated in the ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ (Cleanliness Service) programme organized by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (Central Schools Organization) at Kendriya Vidyalaya (Central School), New Delhi, today. The schedule included many cleanliness activities both inside and outside the campus.

The Minister participated in the ‘Shramdaan’ (Labour Donation) activities at the programme venue along with the students of classes 9th to 12th. Many teachers and officials also took part in the Shramdaan. Mr. Javadekar himself collected plastics and waste papers to clean the roads.

Mr. Javadekar said that the students ‘swacchagrahis’ are our ambassadors of cleanliness and will bring out positive change through awareness and sensitization programs. He said that we should collectively make an effort to make our country clean and beautiful by personalizing the public hygiene.

Mr. Javadekar envisioned a plastic-free India, as plastic is non-biodegradable and an acutely hazardous waste for our environment. He also assured that the government would start these sanitation drives in all schools across the country.

The Swachhata hi Seva movement, which aims at generating greater public participation towards Cleanliness, is being organized in the run-up to the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, on October 2nd, 2018, which will also mark the commencement of the celebrations of the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Source: Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

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The Longines Prize for Elegance awarded to Aleksandra Soldatova at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia

Longines Prize for Elegance

Longines Prize for Elegance

Longines Prize for Elegance

Photos: The Longines Prize for Elegance awarded to Aleksandra Soldatova at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia. Images provided by & copyright © Longines.

Saint-Imier (Switzerland) / Sofia (Bulgaria) - 15 September 2018 - As the long-term partner of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Longines is also the Official Partner and Official Timekeeper of the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. In this context, the Swiss watch brand presented tonight its Longines Prize for Elegance to Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova, who distinguished herself for the outstanding grace and charisma she displayed throughout the all-around final.

Source: Longines

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September 13, 2018

ACADEMY REVEALS 2018 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS — ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS

Student Academy Awards

Photo: Sofia Carson arrives on the red carpet of The 90th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Image Credit: Aaron Poole / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo].

LOS ANGELES, CA — The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards 45th competition. This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record number of Academy members. The 2018 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen, and Robert Zemeckis.

The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)

  • Shae Demandt, “Reanimated,” Florida State University

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)

  • Yu Yu, “Daisy,” University of Southern California
  • Hanna Kim, “Raccoon and the Light,” California Institute of the Arts
  • Eaza Shukla, “Re-Gifted,” Ringling College of Art and Design

Animation (International Film Schools)

  • Pierre Perveyrie, Maximilien Bougeois, Marine Goalard, Irina Nguyen-Duc, and Quentin Dubois, “The Green Bird,” MOPA (Motion Pictures in Arles) France.

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)

  • Mathieu Faure, “An Edited Life,” New York University
  • Lauren Schwartzman, “Dust Rising,” University of California, Berkeley
  • Yiying Li, “Love & Loss,” University of Southern California

Documentary (International Film Schools)

  • Mart Bira, “Nomadic Doctor,” University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)

  • Brian Robau, “Esta Es Tu Cuba”/“This Is Your Cuba,” Chapman University
  • Kelley Kali, “Lalo’s House,” University of Southern California
  • Hua Tong, “Spring Flower,” University of Southern California

Narrative (International Film Schools)

  • István Kovács, “A Siege,” University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest, Hungary
  • Lisa Gertsch, “Almost Everything,” Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland.
  • Jonatan Etzler, “Get Ready with Me,” Stockholm Academy of the Arts, Sweden.

First-time honors go to MOPA (Motion Pictures in Arles) France, and the University of Hertfordshire, England. This year, the Student Academy Awards honors one returning winner in the Domestic Narrative category, Brian Robau, a Silver Medal winner in 2016 for “It’s Just a Gun.” Additionally, for the first time, a team of five directors is being honored in the International Animation category.

All Student Academy Award-winning films are eligible to compete for 2018 Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to receive 59 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 11 awards. This year, two 2017 Student Academy Award winners received Oscar nominations in the Live Action Short Film category: Kevin Wilson, Jr., a Gold Medal winner in the Domestic Narrative category for “My Nephew Emmett,” and Katja Benrath, a Gold Medal winner in the International Narrative category for “Watu Wote/All of Us.”

Students will arrive in Los Angeles for a week of industry activities that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Thursday, October 11 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. There, the Academy will announce the medal winners - gold, silver, and bronze - in the seven award categories.

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

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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September 12, 2018

Tissot makes its come back this year as the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse

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Photos: Tissot is now the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse (an annual cycling race in Switzerland). Images provided by & Copyright © Tissot Ltd.

Cycling is one of the sports that Tissot has been most involved in for the past 50 years. The brand was Official Timekeeper of the Tour de France from 1988 to 1992 and still is since 2016. Tissot got further involved in 1995 by joining forces with the UCI International Cycling Union. Since then, Tissot has been the Official Timekeeper of road, trail, and BMX cycling world championships, cycling world cup, and the Mountain Bike.

Tissot is now the Official Timekeeper of the Tour de Suisse (an annual cycling race in Switzerland).

Tissot is celebrating its partnership with Tour de Suisse by launching a new watch: T-Race Cycling Special Edition Tour de Suisse.

Source: TISSOT

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September 10, 2018

India Government considering Exclusive Hostels for Students from the Northeast States studying elsewhere in India

India Women Press Corps

Photo: Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel & Public Grievances, with the members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps (IWPC), in New Delhi on August 27, 2018. [File Photo].

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Photo: The Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University, Prof. Raj Kumar (right), calling on the Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh, in New Delhi on September 08, 2018.

New Delhi, September 9, 2018 — India’s Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region has undertaken the task of constructing independent hostels for students from the country’s Northeast in such Universities where the number of these students is reasonably high.

An exclusive hostel for North Eastern students is under construction in the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi. Development of a similar hostel is complete at Bangalore University. Also, a piece of land has been acquired to construct a hostel for Northeast students undergoing studies in the Delhi University.

Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, Personnel & Public Grievances, gave this information while interacting with Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor of Panjab University, who had come to meet him with a request for setting up of a separate hostel for students from Northeast and Jammu & Kashmir in the premises of Panjab University at Chandigarh. Prof Kumar informed the Minister that there is a considerable number of students from those areas and in the absence of a separate hostel facility they have to look for accommodation outside the University campus.

Dr. Jitendra Singh assured the visiting VC that his ministry would sympathetically examine the feasibility of such a separate hostel in the premises of Panjab University at Chandigarh. He told the VC that he would also check with the Ministry of Human Resource Development its views on this issue and whether it could provide the requisite funding.

Source: Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances, Government of India.

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September 9, 2018

Executive Editors of the Washington Post and the New York Times to accept 2018 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award at November 29 Gala

National Press Club

National Press Club, Washington DC

Photo: UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, addresses the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. 16 April 2015. Washington, DC, United States. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe. [File Photo].

WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2018 — Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet will receive the National Press Club’s most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a Press Club gala in their honor on November 29, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

Baquet and Baron are the 46th recipients of the award, which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field.

“As the editors of two of our most influential newspapers, Marty Baron and Dean Baquet have risen to the challenges of our times and emerged as thought-provoking and pathfinding leaders, steadfast in their commitment to excellence in journalism and the defense of a free press,” said National Press Club President Andrea Edney.

The Fourth Estate Award is the top honor bestowed on a journalist by the National Press Club Board of Governors. Previous winners include Wolf Blitzer, Gwen Ifill, Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour, and David Broder.

“At a time when the governments accuse the press of being ‘the enemy of the people,’ ‘the opposition party,’ and the peddlers of ‘fake news,’” Edney said, “two of the nation’s most venerable news organizations, the New York Times and the Washington Post, continue to rise above the vitriol, producing award-winning reporting and garnering record numbers of digital subscriptions.”

Martin “Marty” Baron:

Martin “Marty” Baron became the executive editor of the Washington Post in 2013. Under his leadership, The Post has won seven Pulitzer Prizes, winning four times for national reporting, once for explanatory reporting, once for investigative reporting and once for public service. Baron received the Pulitzer Prize for public service in recognition of revelations of secret surveillance by the National Security Agency. Previously, Baron served as editor of the Boston Globe. During his 11 years there, the Globe won six Pulitzer Prizes - for public service, explanatory journalism, national reporting, and criticism. Before the Globe, Baron held top editing positions at the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Miami Herald, where his journalism career began back in 1976.

Dean Baquet:

Dean Baquet was named Executive Editor of the New York Times in 2014, having served as the paper’s managing editor and Washington bureau chief. Baquet first joined The Times in 1990 as a Metro Reporter, and became the paper’s National editor in 1995 before taking a seven-year hiatus from The Times to serve as managing editor, and later Editor-in-Chief, of the Los Angeles Times. After graduating from Columbia University in 1978 with a major in English, Baquet started reporting for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He was at the Times-Picayune for nearly seven years before he became the Chicago Tribune’s associate Metro editor for investigations and chief investigative reporter, covering corruption in politics. He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for his investigative reporting in March 1988 for documenting corruption in the Chicago City Council and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 in the investigative reporting category.

Founded in 1908, the National Press Club, located in Washington, D.C., is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. It has more than 3,100 members worldwide.

Source: National Press Club

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September 8, 2018

UN Peacebuilding Commission Meets on Leadership, Accountability, and Capacity

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres speaks during the UN Peacebuilding Commission’s meeting on “Leadership, Accountability, and Capacity in Supporting Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace.” 07 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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September 7, 2018

New Zealand Fashion Week 2018, 'Twenty-Seven Names' Show

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

New Zealand Fashion Week

Photos: Models walk the runway during the show by the brand ‘Twenty-Seven Names’ during New Zealand Fashion Week 2018 on August 28, 2018, in Auckland, New Zealand. Photos © Phil Walter/Getty Images. Images provided by New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW).

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September 5, 2018

US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, and US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo, in New Delhi for '2+2 Dialogue'

India, USA

India, USA

Photos: India’s Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman, receives the US Secretary of Defence, James Mattis, in New Delhi on September 05, 2018. Mr. Mattis is in India for the first ever ‘2+2 Dialogue’ between the two nations. [Source: Government of India].

India, USA

Photo: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, India, on September 6, 2018. [State Department Photo].

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Photo: US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo, Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, and Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue in New Delhi, India, on September 6, 2018. [State Department Photo].

Sources: Ministry of Defence, India & U.S. Department of State.

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UN Security Council President Briefs Press on Programme of Work for September 2018

United Nations, Security Council

Photo: Nikki R. Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, briefs press on the Council’s programme of work for the month. 04 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

UN Security Council

Photo: Nikki R. Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the UN and President of the Security Council for the month of September, chairs the Security Council meeting on the programme of work for the month of September. 04 September 2018. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elias.

Source: United Nations, New York.

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Asian Games 2018 in Pictures — Editor's Picks

Asian Games Gold Medal

Photo: A winner displays his Gold Medal won at the Asian Games 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Sutanta Aditya/thv/18.

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Photo: Chinese shooter, Hui Zicheng, aims at the target during the final round of shooting in the 50m Air Rifle in the shooting arena of Jakabaring Sports City (JSC), Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, August 21, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Sutanta Aditya/thv/18.

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Photo: Thailand Lawn Tennis Player, Sirungreang, returns the ball in the Asian Games 2018 women’s lawn tennis qualifying round in Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, August 31, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/nym/18.

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Photo: A supporter of the South Korean team poses after the South Korean handball team defeated the Chinese team in the final in the 2018 Asian Games at GOR Popki, Cibubur, Jakarta, Thursday, August 30, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Fulli Syafi/mes/18.

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Photo: Vietnamese athlete, Vu Thi Men, participates in the Women’s Triple Jump Final of the 2018 Asian Games at the Bung Karno Main Stadium, Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday, August 30, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/M Agung Rajasa/mes/18.

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Photo: Qatar equestrian athlete, Ali Althani, jumps obstacles in the individual Asian Games 2018 jumping final, at the Jakarta International Equestrian Park, Pulomas, Jakarta, Thursday, August 30, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Melvinas Priananda/tom/18.

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Photo: Indonesian runner, Bayu Kertanegara (left) touches the finish line in the final round of the 2018 Asian Games Men’s 4x100m Relay Run at the Gelora Bung Karno Main Stadium Senayan, Jakarta, Thursday, August 30, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Andika Wahyu/mes/18.

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Photo: Thailand judo player, Ikumi Oeda (below), plays against Chinese judo player, Zhenzhao Ma (above), in the women’s class -78 kilograms quarter-finals of the 2018 Asian Games judo competition at the JCC, Plenary Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, August 31, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Bram Selo Agung/MTG/18.

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Photo: Hong Kong player, Wong (right,) competes for the ball with Kazakh player, Domashneva, while competing in the women’s hockey in the 2018 Asian Games at Hoki Square, Bung Karno Complex, Jakarta, Friday, August 31, 2018. Hong Kong won 2-0 over Kazakhstan. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Dhoni Setiawan/pras/18.

AsianGames 2018

Photo: Rollerskaters compete in the 20 km speed event of the 2018 Asian Games at Arena Roller Skate Kompleks Jakabaring Sports City, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, Friday, August 31, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Ahmad Rizki Prabu/thv/18.

Asian Games Table Tennis

Photo: Chinese table tennis player, Chen Meng, returns the ball in the final of the 2018 Asian Games individual women’s singles competition at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 1, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/Hermanus Prihatna/ang/18.

Asian Games Lawn Tennis

Photo: Chinese Lawn Tennis Player, Yu Yuanyi, returns the ball in the Women’s Lawn Tennis Semifinal match of the 2018 Asian Games at JSC Tennis Courts, Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, September 1, 2018. ANTARA FOTO/INASGOC/M N Kanwa/nym/18.

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