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September 21, 2021

The General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s Seventy-Sixth Session

United Nations

Photo: Joseph R. Biden Jr., President of the United States of America, addresses the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres (left), Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed (center) and Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General, stand in the Economic and Social Council Chamber that the UN would use for greeting High-Level visitors on the side of the general debate of the UN General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

United Nations

Photo: UN Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the opening of the general debate of the General Assembly’s seventy-sixth session. September 21, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Cia Pak.

United Nations

Photo: A moderated dialogue on “Youth in Action: Shaping the future now!” with Vladislav Kaim, Member of UN Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, and Yande, Chairperson of Transform Education. The dialogue is part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Moment day at UN Headquarters. Juju Chang, ABC News Co-anchor of Nightline at ABC News, moderates the dialogue. September 20, 2021. The United States of America. New York. UN Photo/Manuel Elías.

Source: United Nations, New York

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Mastercard Names World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Global Brand Ambassador

Mastercard, Magnus Carlsen

Photo: Mastercard Names World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Global Brand Ambassador. Image provided by Mastercard.

Purchase, NY, September 21, 2021 — Mastercard announced today that it is naming Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess player of all time, a Mastercard Global Brand Ambassador, as it adds chess to its coveted roster of sports sponsorships. Carlsen is a natural fit to join the company’s all-star lineup of ambassadors, including Lionel Messi, Naomi Osaka, Crystal Dunn, and Dan Carter. Further, as part of Mastercard’s commitment to bringing new and exciting Priceless Experiences to chess enthusiast cardholders, Mastercard is joining Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official partner, effective immediately.

With Carlsen and the Tour, Mastercard is curating a wide range of Priceless experiences and exclusive cardholder benefits via and upcoming promotions to help fans experience what they love about chess. For example, cardholders can register for the Chess Insights from World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen Experience starting today. Fans will get to join Carlsen during a live, virtual experience and listen to him speak about his passion for chess, with Carlsen answering select questions from the live audience throughout the digital experience. Those who attend the experience will also receive a one-month premium subscription to

“Expanding the influence of the game of chess has always been close to my heart. So to have Mastercard, which brings people and their passions together in meaningful ways, partner with the Tour is inspiring,” said Carlsen. “Chess has given me so many priceless experiences over the years, and I’m proud to join Mastercard to bring the sport forward to millions of fans worldwide.”

Chess has grown and evolved significantly over the last 18 months. Online tournaments have also brought the popularity of chess to new heights. More than 27 million hours of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour have been watched so far in its inaugural season, already more than all hours watched of chess on Twitch in 2019, with the Tour Finals remaining.

“Mastercard strives to connect people with their passions,” said Raja Rajamannar, chief Mastercard marketing and communications officer. “Teaming up with Magnus, widely regarded as the best chess player of all time, and the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour underscores our enthusiastic commitment to providing cardholders with Priceless Experiences that celebrate the physical and mental sport of chess. We’re excited to bring the global chess base closer to the game they love and to engage with new enthusiasts.”

“Having one of the most established brands in the sports world partner with us is an incredible moment not only for Magnus and the Tour but for the global chess community,” said Andreas Thome, CEO of Play Magnus Group. “With the Tour, we are proud that we have built a platform for global brands like Mastercard to activate with chess.”

Through this partnership, Mastercard will also create a chess-themed curriculum for its signature science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech™, continuing its commitment to promote gender equity and foster a future generation of female chess players.

Carlsen, a four-time World Chess Champion, started playing chess at a young age and quickly amazed the world with his prodigious talent for the game. At 13, Carlsen became the youngest Grandmaster at the time. Since becoming Chess World Champion in 2013 and the highest-rated player in history in 2014, the Norwegian Grandmaster has stayed at the top in classic, blitz, and rapid chess.

Over the past decade, Mastercard has developed one of the most well-rounded sports and entertainment portfolios globally. In 2018, Mastercard became the first global sponsor of League of Legends Esports in a multi-year partnership with Riot Games, signifying Mastercard’s support of the esports community. Mastercard’s sponsorship portfolio also includes partnerships across arts and culture, the culinary world, sports, and music.

Source: Mastercard

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Ambrane Signs Bollywood Diva 'Disha Patani' as its Brand Ambassador

Ambrane, Disha Patani

Photo: Ambrane Signs Bollywood Diva ‘Disha Patani’ as its Brand Ambassador. Image provided by Ambrane.

New Delhi, India, September 20, 2021 — Ambrane, one of the most prominent ‘Make in India’ mobile accessories brands, has roped in Bollywood Diva Disha Patani as its brand ambassador in India. With the multifaceted & fashionable Disha coming onboard, Ambrane aims to strengthen its network among the millennials. Disha is the latest to join the Ambrane family, which already includes the famous Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as its Brand Ambassador.

Ambrane boasts a strong portfolio of high-quality products in India, ranging from power bank, audio, wearables, and more. The products are designed to match the ever-evolving consumer lifestyle, offering a complete mobile solution to users at the most affordable price points. With the keen objective to attract the young generation with a relevant fashion-forward offering in line with the brand DNA of quality and technology, Ambrane is taking the next step in its journey.

Mr. Ashok Rajpal, CEO & Founder, Ambrane India, said, “We are thrilled to join hands with Disha Patani. A fashion icon and a powerhouse of talent, Disha’s vibrant, exciting and vivacious personality make for a perfect fit with the style and panache of Ambrane. Disha is not only a style icon but also an inspiration to the youth. She has an incredible fan following, not just on-screen, but her influential presence on social media has captured the fellowship in millions. Moreover, her commitment to fitness and her love for dance, combined with her zesty personality, makes her an ideal choice for Ambrane.”

“Disha, with her very astounding performance, has carved a niche for herself in Bollywood. She is one of Bollywood’s leading stars and has received critical and popular acclaim for her style and work. However, it is her versatility that resonates with Ambrane’s identity. Through this association, we aim to ignite a stronger narrative for the brand,” he added.

Disha Patani commented, “Ambrane has simplified my everyday routine. The gadgets help me stay powered and charged in style. I am in love with the very dynamic product range. I am excited to be associated with Ambrane and looking forward to this collaboration.”

This festive season, Ambrane shall announce its integrated campaign with Disha. The outreach shall include all the Digital platforms along with fascinating outdoor executions & activations.

Source: Ambrane

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September 20, 2021

The World Photography Organisation announces the Judges and Exhibition Dates of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022

Sony World Photography Awards

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Lifestyle, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Arifayan Taiwo, Nigeria.

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Marc Zetterblom, Sweden.

Sony World Photography Awards

Photo: Open Entry, Architecture, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards. Photographer & Copyright © Jim Kateluzos, United States of America.

London, September 20, 2021 — The World Photography Organisation has announced the judging panel for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022 and upcoming exhibition dates. The Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House, London, in April 2022 and in November, for the first time, will be on show in Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.

Now in its 15th year, the Sony World Photography Awards are one of the world’s leading photography competitions, celebrating the best contemporary photography from across the globe and providing photographers with significant exposure and career-building opportunities.

Sony supports the Awards to help develop photographic culture by giving a global platform to today’s talent. Entry to the Awards is entirely free, and photographers are judged anonymously by a panel of industry-leading judges.


This year’s jury brings a range of knowledge and expertise from varied photographic backgrounds.

Professional Competition

  • Rahaab Allana, Curator and Publisher, Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi
  • Angela Ferreira, Artist, Independent curator, writer, and educator
  • Nathalie Herschdorfer, Director, Museum of Fine Arts Le Locle, Switzerland
  • Deborah Klochko, Executive Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California
  • Richmond Orlando Mensah, Founder, and Creative Director, Manju Journal, Ghana
  • Mike Trow, Independent Curator and Photo Editor and Chair of the Jury

Open and Youth Competition

  • Hideko Kataoka, Director of Photography, Newsweek Japan

Student Competition

  • Colin Czerwinski, Photographer and Founder, NOICE Magazine, USA


In 2022 the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition returns to Somerset House, London, from April 15 - May 2, 2022, followed by its first-ever presentation at the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, from November 10 - December 11, 2022.

Dates for the Sony World Photography Awards 2021 exhibition in various European venues:

  • Fotofestival Lenzburg, Switzerland, 3 September - 3 October, 2021
  • Bern, Switzerland, Foto Zumstein, 9 September - 6 October, 2021
  • Berlin, Germany, Willy-Brandt Haus, October 28, 2021 - January 12, 2022
  • Paris, France Galerie Joseph, 5 - 15 November 2021

Scott Gray, Founder, and CEO of, World Photography Organisation, says: We are delighted to once again welcome visitors to exhibitions of the Sony World Photography Awards across Europe and look forward to collaborating with long-time and new partners Somerset House, London, and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. Although challenging, the last two years have highlighted the importance of the Awards in providing a valuable platform for rewards and opportunities and bringing together a global community that elevates and champions the extraordinary and creative work of contemporary photographers.


The Sony World Photography Awards opened on June 1, 2021.

Deadlines across the Awards’ four competitions are:

  • Professional: 14 January 2022, 13:00 GMT
  • Open: 7 January 2022, 13:00 GMT
  • Student: 30 November 2021, 13:00 GMT
  • Youth: Monthly competitions with a changing theme running from June 1 to December 31, 2021

All category winners of the Professional, Open, Youth, and Student competitions will receive digital imaging equipment from Sony. In addition, cash prizes of $25,000 (USD) will be presented to the Photographer of the Year and $5,000 (USD) to the Open Photographer of the Year. Furthermore, all winning and shortlisted photographers’ works will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition in London and then internationally. In addition, the World Photography Organisation would publish the winning images in the yearly Awards book.

Source: The World Photography Organisation

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September 19, 2021

University Grants Commission (UGC) India asks Universities to promptly attend to Requests/Inquiries concerning Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates awarded by them.


UGC India

UGC India

New Delhi, August 16, 2021, — University Grants Commission (UGC) India has sent a letter to the University Vice-Chancellors. The letter asks them to ensure that their respective institutions pay prompt attention to the requests/inquiries concerning the Verification/Authentication of Degrees/Diplomas/Certificates they have awarded.

UGC has directed the universities to timely respond to all such inquiries in the students’ interest.

Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India



UGC India

— UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 —

• University Grants Commission has sent the following communication to the Vice-Chancellors of all Universities:

Sub: Implementation of Guidelines for Gender Champions in Educational Institutions.

Dear Madam/Sir,

  • To promote gender equality, guaranteed by Article 15 of the Indian Constitution, we need to change the mode of interaction at all levels — home, school, college, university, workplace, and so on. To increase the outreach for creating an environment that fosters equal treatment, the Government of India visualizes the engagement of Gender Champions in all educational institutions across the country. Gender Champions can be both boys and girls above 16 years of age enrolled in educational institutions. Gender Champions would be responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect.

  • In this context, kindly refer to this office letter of even number dated September 29, 2020, regarding the need for Gender Champions’ engagement to create an environment that fosters equal treatment in all educational institutions across the country.

  • Therefore, you are once again requested to ensure swift implementation of the ‘Guidelines for Gender Champions in Educational institutions’ in your University and the affiliated Colleges.

  • Further, please fill up the online details of compliance of Gender Champions by your University and affiliated Colleges and submit the same at “”.


Source: University Grants Commission (UGC) India

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September 18, 2021

Ford Motor Company submits All−Electric Police Pilot Vehicle to Michigan State Police for Zero Emissions Testing.

Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company

Photos: Ford’s All-Electric Police Pilot Vehicle. Images provided by Ford Motor Company.

DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 17, 2021 - Ford is paving the way for electric police fleets in America. As part of its more than $30 billion investment in electrification through 2025, Ford explores all-electric, purpose-built law enforcement vehicles.

The company is submitting an all-electric police pilot vehicle based on the 2021 Mustang Mach-E SUV for testing as part of the Michigan State Police 2022 Model Year Police Evaluation. Ford will demonstrate that a car with an electric powertrain can deliver strong performance and stand up to demanding police duty cycles. Ford will use the pilot program testing as a benchmark while exploring purpose-built electric police vehicles in the future. Law enforcement demand for all-electric vehicles is growing worldwide.

Last week, Ford introduced a new Mustang Mach-E police concept car in the United Kingdom that has police agencies lining up for a chance to try it out.

Ford Motor Company designs, manufactures, markets, and services a full line of connected, increasingly electrified passenger and commercial vehicles: Ford trucks, utility vehicles, vans, cars, and Lincoln luxury vehicles. In addition, the company is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, connected vehicle services, and mobility solutions, including self-driving technology. Ford employs about 182,000 people worldwide.

Source: Ford Motor Company

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September 16, 2021

South Asian Fashion Label holiCHIC spiced up New York Fashion Week (NYFW) with Indian-Inspired Collection.

NYC-Based South Asian Fashion Brand makes its debut at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in partnership with Flying Solo NYC and Product of Culture.

New York Fashion Week

Photo: Creative Director, Pooja Desai Shah (left), Founder and Designer, Megha Rao (right). Image provided by holiCHIC.

New York Fashion Week

Photo: Three looks from the holiCHIC x Flying Solo NYFW Show. Image provided by holiCHIC.

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2021 — Founder and Designer Megha Rao and Creative Director Pooja Desai Shah from Indo-Western fashion label holiCHIC made their mark at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) in partnership with a local retailer, Flying Solo. The show opened with a look that represented the brand and everything it stands for: a traditional Indian sari paired with classic jeans and a t-shirt.

The visual and literal juxtaposition of East and West with a sari set against the skyline was a full-circle moment for the designer. holiCHIC developed well before the brand’s official launch in 2014; Growing up as an Indian-American in NYC, Megha Rao faced the task of learning to embrace both identities and molding them into one and found it best to express her individuality through fashion.

“Many Indian-Americans face the battle of which identity to embrace, but seeing it in fashion and on the runway gives them the courage to accept both whole-heartedly. We see our culture embraced on the runway - it’s not Indian or American, it’s both,” shares Founder and Designer Megha Rao when discussing how she views the impact of seeing holiCHIC at NYFW.

holiCHIC announced their retail partnership with Flying Solo in August, where the multi-designer retail store houses the brand’s top sellers and newest collections. In addition, each year, the retailer hosts a fashion show as an opportunity for many small brands they work with to showcase their upcoming collections to the public - holiCHIC was one of the brands selected to take part in the show. Alongside their retail partnership, holiCHIC teamed up with Product of Culture to develop their fashion show. Founded by Archana Misra Jain and Monika Sharma, Product of Culture is a WOC-founded and funded collective dedicated to amplifying South Asian brands and creators. Paired with music and visuals by DJ USA, art by @ManasiArya, Tesher, Jay Sean, Payal Kadakia, Richa Moorjani, and Deepica Mutyala were among the South Asian celebrities, entrepreneurs, and influencers to show their support. The fashion label concluded NYFW with an impactful weekend for both the brand and the South Asian community.

As a first-generation Indian American, designer Megha Rao got constantly inspired by her two contrasting worlds of East & West. This fuse was the driving force behind the creation of her brand, holiCHIC. Empowered by the vibrancy of South Asian culture, their designs are rich in detail, derived from century-old Indian craftsmanship techniques, flattering silhouettes, hand-dyed fabrics, and intricate artisanal embroideries.

The brand’s mission is to keep South Asian culture alive through the expression of fashion. The label represents a thoughtful movement of creating meaningful garments for versatility and longevity. Allowing you to shop more sustainably, building your wardrobe with timeless staples you can wear season after season.

Source: holiCHIC by Megha

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Recipes from India: Cookpad aims to put Daily Recipe Inspiration into more people's hands across India.


Cookpad Community Event

Photo: Cookpad Author Community Event in Bangalore, India.

BENGALURU, India, Sept. 15, 2021 — Cookpad, the global recipe-sharing service and community of home cooks, endeavors to provide daily recipe inspiration to more smartphone users across the country.

Cookpad is already available in India on the mobile app and the web in six different languages (English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Tamil, and Bengali), reflecting the diversity of cooking in the land.

Cookpad is a recipe-sharing service and a lively community where people can browse and search over half a million community-generated recipes, create and share new ideas and connect with others through cooking.

“I’ve watched Cookpad’s community in India evolve and grow over the past four years,” said Shriniwas Mutnure, Business Head, Cookpad India. “It’s like one big family that comes together to share their love of cooking, find daily inspiration, and have fun together every day. So to have the opportunity to welcome millions of new cooks into our community potentially is something that the team here in India is extremely excited about.”

Founded on a mission to make everyday cooking fun, Cookpad believes that helping more people to enjoy home cooking will lead to happier and healthier lives for people, communities, and the planet.

“We exist to make everyday cooking fun for the global population,” said Tomoya Yasuda, Cookpad Global’s Managing Director. “To achieve that, we need to adapt Cookpad to make it accessible to even more people.”

Besides providing access to community recipes, Cookpad regularly hosts weekly recipe challenges, events, workshops and helps connect like-minded people across the cooking community.

Cookpad is the world’s largest recipe-sharing service and global community of home cooks. Around 100 million people around the globe use Cookpad every month, and people have created over 6 million recipes in more than 70 countries. Cookpad launched in India in 2017, intending to become a source of simple and delicious everyday cooking inspiration, supporting the country’s keen interest in home cooking. Over half a million recipes have been shared on Cookpad India to date.

Cookpad ( is available in six different languages in India on the mobile app and the web.

Source: Cookpad

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September 15, 2021

TIME announces its Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

TIME — Most Influential People 2021

Photos: 2021 TIME100 Covers.

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2021 — Today, TIME revealed the 2021 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The issue has seven worldwide covers, each highlighting a member of the TIME100: Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, gymnast Simone Biles, actor Kate Winslet, singer-songwriter Billie Eilish, director-general of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, CEO of NVIDIA Jensen Huang and writer Cathy Park Hong.

The TIME100 includes surprising pairings of the list members and the guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The eighteenth annual list features:

  • Michelle Kwan on Allyson Felix,
  • Bernie Sanders on Joe Biden,
  • Paris Hilton on Britney Spears,
  • Phil Knight on Tim Cook,
  • David Beckham on Tom Brady,
  • Nancy Pelosi on Kamala Harris,
  • Serena Williams on Simone Biles,
  • Kenneth Branagh on Kate Winslet,
  • Julie Andrews on Shonda Rhimes,
  • Arianna Huffington on Elon Musk,
  • Alicia Keys on Angélique Kidjo,
  • Stacey Abrams on N.K. Jemisin,
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton on Ron Klain,
  • José Andrés on Prince Harry and Meghan,
  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Kid Cudi on Lil Nas X,
  • Cindy McCain on Liz Cheney,
  • Anita Hill on Mark Bradford,
  • Ryan Coogler on Daniel Kaluuya,
  • Miley Cyrus on Dolly Parton,
  • Barry Jenkins on Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • and many more.

Of the 2021 TIME100 list, TIME CEO and editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal writes, “I find the reason for optimism… in our 18th annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people. It features extraordinary leaders worldwide working to build a better future, from entertainers striving to make Hollywood more inclusive to activists fighting for sustainability and human rights. They are disrupters, fixers, doers, iconoclasts, problem solvers — people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray.”

For the second year in a row, TIME Studios and ABC will bring the annual TIME100 list of the world’s most influential people to life with a particular primetime television event, “TIME100,” airing Monday, Sept. 20 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC. The special offers an inside look at the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans, and innovators comprising the 2021 list, along with special performances and surprise appearances.

Source: TIME

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Tanishq Launches 'Stunning Every Ear'



Photo: Left to Right- Ranjani Krishnaswamy, GM, Marketing, Tanishq, Titan Company Ltd., and Mira Kapoor.

MUMBAI, India, September 15, 2021 — India’s top jewelry retailer, Tanishq, from Tata Group, launched its latest and most comprehensive range of Earrings - ‘Stunning Every Ear’ on September 14, 2021. With this new launch, the brand has expanded the designs and variety of earrings, offering something for every woman’s style. Each pair of earrings has a story to tell and a personality of its own, making it a perfect match for all, the company said.

“This largest ever assortment, available across 360+ Tanishq stores in India, consists of more than 2000 pairs of earrings products in 16 forms and across 29 categories. Tanishq has crafted the range in gold, diamonds, and platinum, including daily wear, office wear, festive wear, and wedding wear. The collection ranges from classic gold and diamond studs to intricate designs in gold or Kundan traditional Jhumkas while embracing the boldness of modernity with a touch of tradition. There is truly something for every occasion,” Tanishq spokesperson stated.

Ranjani Krishnaswamy, GM, Marketing, Tanishq, Titan Company Ltd., said, “Earrings are women’s true companion, while each pair of earrings has a story to tell they also reflect a personality of its own. The new & exciting range of earrings is designed keeping in mind the quintessential women of today who believe jewelry is an extension of their personality. Through this new launch, we are offering the widest line-up ever of Earrings under one roof. With more than 2000 products and over 29 categories to choose from, we indeed intend to change the vocabulary around earrings and make our women look stunning every day!”

Speaking at the launch, Mira Kapoor said, “I have always loved the delicate and up-to-date designs Tanishq launches. The brand has played a vital role in some of the most important occasions of my life. I am delighted and excited to be a part of the launch of the ‘Stunning Every Ear’ collection at Tanishq. The collection is unique and diversified, much like every Indian woman.”

Tanishq offers Gold, Diamonds & Platinum jewelry in over 5000 traditional, western, and fusion looks. The Tanishq retail chain currently spreads across 360+ exclusive boutiques in more than 200 cities in India.

Source: Tanishq

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September 14, 2021

QS Global MBA & Business Masters 2022 — The World's Best Schools and Programs for Future Business Leaders

QS Global MBA Rankings

QS Global MBA Rankings, Stanford University

Photo: Knight Management Center of Stanford Graduate School of Business. Palo Alto, California. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.

LONDON, Sept. 13, 2021 — QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global business school analysts, released their annual suite of rankings identifying the world’s premier study destinations for aspiring future business leaders. The evaluation comprises the QS World University Rankings: Global Full-Time MBA, and a series of specialized high-demand Business Masters Rankings, providing insight to those wishing to undertake a course of study in a career-enhancing qualification in high demand among employers. Stanford GSB is named the world’s number-one MBA, while Harvard Business School rises from 4th to joint-second, shared with The Wharton School.

  • HEC Paris offers continental Europe’s best MBA program (4th, up from 5th).

  • The UK’s #1 MBA provider remains London Business School (6th, up from 7th).

  • Spain’s IE Business School rises from 9th to joint-7th and is joined in the top-ten by IESE Business School (10th, up from 11th).

  • Melbourne Business School (26th, no change) offers Asia-Pacific’s best full-time MBA.

  • Only two Asian full-time MBA are among top-30. The National University of Singapore placed 28th, followed by compatriot Nanyang Technological University (29th).

QS compiles its Business Masters Rankings according to program performance in five key metrics: Employability, Entrepreneurship & Alumni Outcomes, Return on Investment, Thought Leadership, and Class & Faculty Diversity.

• QS Global Full-Time MBA Rankings

• Top 100

  1. Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford (CA), United States
  2. Harvard Business School, Boston (MA), United States
  3. Penn (Wharton), Philadelphia (PA), United States
  4. HEC Paris, Jouy en Josas, France
  5. MIT (Sloan), Cambridge (MA), United States
  6. London Business School, London, United Kingdom
  7. IE Business School, Madrid, Spain
  8. INSEAD, Paris/Singapore, France
  9. Columbia Business School. New York (NY), United States
  10. IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  11. UC Berkeley (Haas), Berkeley (CA), United States
  12. Chicago (Booth), Chicago (IL), United Kingdom
  13. Esade Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  14. Oxford (Said), Oxford, United Kingdom
  15. UCLA (Anderson), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  16. Northwestern (Kellogg), Evanston (IL), United States
  17. Cambridge (Judge), Cambridge, United Kingdom
  18. Yale School of Management, New Haven (CT), United States
  19. NYU (Stern), New York (NY), United States
  20. Michigan (Ross), Ann Arbor (MI), United States
  21. Imperial College Business School, London, United Kingdom
  22. Duke (Fuqua), Durham (NC), United States
  23. SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy
  24. Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
  25. IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland
  26. Melbourne Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  27. ESSEC Business School, Paris & Singapore, France
  28. National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Singapore
  29. Nanyang NTU Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
  30. Erasmus (RSM), Rotterdam, Netherlands
  31. Warwick Business School, Coventry, United Kingdom
  32. Cornell University (Johnson), Ithaca (NY), United States
  33. Boston University (Questrom), Boston (MA), United States
  34. UNSW (AGSM), Sydney, Australia
  35. USC (Marshall), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  36. CEIBS, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  37. University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  38. Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany
  39. University of Texas at Austin (McCombs), Austin (TX), United States
  40. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper), Pittsburgh (PA), United States
  41. University of Toronto (Rotman), Toronto (ON), Canada
  42. EDHEC Business School, Nice, France
  43. Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  44. Indiana University (Kelley), Bloomington (IN), United States
  45. Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad, India
  46. HKUST, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  47. University of Manchester (Alliance), Manchester, United Kingdom
  48. ESCP Europe, Paris, London, France
  49. Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, Bangalore, India
  50. EGADE Business School, Mexico City, Mexico
  51. Dartmouth College (Tuck), Hanover (NH), United States
  52. The University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  53. University of Virginia (Darden), Charlottesville (VA), United States
  54. EM Lyon Business School, Lyon, France
  55. University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  56. Georgia Tech (Scheller), Atlanta (GA), United States
  57. Georgetown University (McDonough), Washington (DC), United States
  58. WHU (Otto Beisheim), Dusseldorf, Germany
  59. Shanghai Jiao Tong (Antai), Shanghai/Shenzhen/Singapore, China (Mainland)
  60. Emory University (Goizueta), Atlanta (GA), United States
  61. Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium
  62. University of Florida (Warrington), Gainesville (FL), United States
  63. University of Minnesota (Carlson), Minneapolis (MN), United States
  64. Queen’s University (Smith), Kingston (ON), Canada
  65. Texas A&M (Mays), College Station (TX), United States
  66. University of Washington (Foster), Seattle (WA), United States
  67. University of North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler), Chapel Hill (NC), United States
  68. CUHK Business School, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  69. Fudan University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  70. Michigan State University (Eli Broad), East Lansing (MI), United States
  71. Western (Ivey), London (ON), Canada
  72. Monash Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  73. McGill (Desautels), Montreal (QC), Canada
  74. Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield, United Kingdom
  75. IIM Calcutta, Kolkata, India
  76. Vanderbilt (Owen), Nashville (TN), United States
  77. City’s Business School, London, United Kingdom
  78. Durham University Business School, Durham, United Kingdom
  79. AUB (Suliman S. Olayan), Beirut, Lebanon
  80. George Washington, Washington (DC), United States
  81. Rochester (Simon), Rochester (NY), United States
  82. York (Schulich), Toronto (ON), Canada
  83. MGSM Macquarie, Sydney, Australia
  84. Rice (Jones), Houston (TX), United States
  85. UBC (Sauder), Vancouver (BC), Canada
  86. Washington University (Olin), St Louis (MO), United States
  87. Penn State (Smeal), University Park (PS), United States
  88. Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Milan, Italy
  89. ESMT Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  90. TIAS Business School, Tilburg, Netherlands
  91. Indian School of Business, Hyderabad/Mohali, India
  92. Babson College (Olin), Babson Park (MA), United States
  93. INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica
  94. UQ Business School, Brisbane, Australia
  95. Ohio State (Fisher), Columbus (OH), United States
  96. Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  97. North Carolina State (Jenkins), Raleigh (NC), United States
  98. IESEG School of Management, Paris, France
  99. UT Dallas (Naveen), Richardson (TX), United States

• 101-110

  • Arizona State (Carey), Tempe (AZ), United States
  • Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines
  • Boston College (Carroll), Boston (MA), United States
  • Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble/Berlin, France
  • Notre Dame (Mendoza), Notre Dame (IN), United States
  • Pittsburgh (Katz), Pittsburg (PA), United States
  • Renmin University of China (RMBS), Beijing, China (Mainland)
  • School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Wisconsin School of Business, Madison (WI), United States
  • Zhejiang University, Business (AB), China (Mainland)

• 111-120

  • Alberta School of Business, Edmonton (AB), Canada
  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece
  • Cape Town GSB, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster, United Kingdom
  • Lehigh University, Bethlehem (PA), United States
  • Maryland (Smith), College Park (MD), United States
  • Southampton Business School, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • The American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
  • The Lisbon MBA, Lisbon, Portugal
  • UCD (Smurfit), Dublin, Ireland
  • University of Western Australia Business School, Perth, Australia

• 121-130

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins (CO), United States
  • Georgia (Terry), Atlanta (GA), United States
  • HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management, Leipzig, Germany
  • IPADE Business School, Mexico, Mexico
  • Leeds University Business School, Leeds, United Kingdom
  • SMU (Cox), Dallas (TX), United States
  • Toulouse Business School, Toulouse, France
  • United Arab Emirates University College of Business and Economics, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

• 131-140

  • Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  • Concordia (John Molson), Montreal (QC), Canada
  • EU Business School, Barcelona, Geneva/Montreux/Munich, Germany
  • Fordham (Gabelli), New York (NY), United States
  • KFUPM Business School, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • NUCB Business School, Nagoya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Northeastern (D’Amore-McKim), Boston (MA), United States
  • Nottingham University Business School, Nottingham/Kuala Lumpur, United Kingdom
  • Thammasat Business School, Bangkok, Thailand
  • UC Davis, Davis (CA), Sacramento (CA), United States

• 141-150

  • American University (Kogod), Washington (DC), United States
  • Aston Business School, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Audencia Business School, Nantes, France
  • Birmingham Business School, Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain
  • The University of Miami (Herbert), Miami (FL), United States
  • University of San Francisco (Masagung), San Francisco (CA), United States
  • Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  • Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • University of Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Yonsei School of Business, Seoul, South Korea

• 151-200

  • University of Arizona (Eller), Tucson (AZ), United States
  • Auburn University (Harbert), Auburn (AL), United States
  • Bath School of Management, Bath, United Kingdom
  • Baylor (Hankamer), Waco (TX), United States
  • Brandeis International Business School, Waltham (MA), United States
  • Brigham Young (Marriott), Provo (UT), United States
  • Brunel Business School, London, United Kingdom
  • Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead), Cleveland (OH), United States
  • City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, Hong Kong SAR
  • University of Colorado-Boulder (Leeds), Boulder (CO), United States
  • University of Connecticut (UCONN), Hartford, CT, United States
  • Dalhousie University (Rowe), Halifax (NS), Canada
  • ESIC Business & Marketing School, Madrid, Barcelona, Spain
  • Exeter Business School, Exeter, United Kingdom
  • Florida International University, Miami (FL), United States
  • University of Glasgow (Adam Smith), Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • HEC Montréal, Montreal (QC), Canada
  • Howard University, Washington (DC), United States
  • IAE Business School, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore, Indore, India
  • International University of Monaco, Monaco, Monaco
  • LUISS University, Rome, Italy
  • MIB Trieste School of Management, Trieste, Italy
  • McMaster University (DeGroote), Toronto, Burlington (ON), Canada
  • University of Missouri (Trulaske), Columbia (MO), United States
  • Newcastle University Business School, Newcastle, United Kingdom
  • The University of Oregon (Lundquist), Eugene (OR), United States
  • Otago Business School, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Pepperdine University (Graziadio), Malibu (CA), United States
  • RMIT University School of Business and Law Melbourne/Ho Chi Minh, Australia
  • Rutgers Business School, Newark, United States
  • S. P. Jain Institute of Management And Research, Mumbai, India
  • Sasin School of Management, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Shanghai University, Shanghai, China (Mainland)
  • South Carolina University (Moore), Columbia (SC), United States
  • Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China (Mainland)
  • Texas Christian University (Neely)n Fort Worth (TX), United States
  • The University of Sussex Business School, Brighton, United Kingdom
  • UC Irvine (Merage), Irvine (CA), United States
  • UC San Diego (Rady), San Diego (CA), United States
  • Unisa Business School, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo (NY), United States
  • University of Bahrain, Bahrain, Bahrain
  • UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
  • Waseda Business School, Tokyo, Japan
  • Willamette University (Atkinson), Salem (OR), United States
  • Wits Business School, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Wollongong University (Sydney), Wollongong, Australia
  • Zagreb School of Economics and Management, Zagreb, Croatia

• 201-250

  • ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece
  • American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
  • BINUS Business School, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The City University of New York — Baruch College (Zicklin), New York (NY), United States
  • Bentley University (McCallum), Waltham (MA), United States
  • Brock University (Goodman), St. Catharines (ON), Canada
  • CENTRUM Catolica Business School, Lima, Peru
  • Chapman University (Argyros), Orange (CA), United States
  • University of Cincinnati (Lindner), Cincinnati (OH), United States
  • Claremont Graduate University (Drucker), Claremont (CA), United States
  • University of Denver (Daniels), Denver (CO), United States
  • Drexel University (LeBow), Philadelphia (PA), United States
  • EAE Business School, Barcelona, Madrid, Spain
  • ESAN Graduate School of Business, Lima, Peru
  • GBSB Global Business School, Barcelona, Madrid, Spain
  • Graduate School of Busines AlmaU, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • University of Houston (Bauer), Houston (TX), United States
  • Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Lucknow, India
  • Kent Business School, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • University of Kentucky (Gatton), Lexington, United States
  • La Trobe Business School, Melbourne, Australia
  • Liverpool Management School, Liverpool, United Kingdom
  • Loughborough School of Business and Economics, Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • MGIMO School of Business and International Proficiency, Moscow, Russia
  • Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Othman Yeop Abdullah Graduate School of Business, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Pacifico Business School, Lima, Peru
  • Porto Business School, Porto, Portugal
  • Qassim University, Buraydah, Saudi Arabia
  • Ritsumeikan APU, Beppu, Japan
  • The University of California, Riverside (UCR), Los Angeles (CA), United States
  • Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Saint Mary’s (Sobey), Halifax (NS), Canada
  • Sheffield University Management School, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Simon Fraser University (Beedie), Vancouver (BC), Canada
  • Suleman Dawood School of Business, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sungkyunkwan University GSB, Seoul, South Korea
  • Syracuse University (Whitman), Syracuse (NY), United States
  • Telfer School of Management, Ottawa, Canada
  • UMass Amherst (Isenberg), Amherst (MA), United States
  • United International Business Schools (UIBS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Universidad EAFIT Medellin, Bogota, Pereira, Colombia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence (KS), United States
  • The University of San Diego, San Diego (CA), United States
  • University of Utah (Eccles), Salt Lake City (UT), United States
  • University of Victoria (Gustavson), Victoria (BC), Canada
  • Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • Wilfrid Laurier University (Lazaridis), Waterloo (ON), Canada
  • William & Mary (Mason), Williamsburg (VA), United States
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Foisie), Worcester (MA), United States

Source: QS Quacquarelli Symonds

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Ana de Armas Stars in Natural Diamond Council's Campaign for a Second Consecutive Year

The new “For Moments Like No Other” campaign celebrates a brilliant, energetic return to adventure, wanderlust, new connections, and romantic instances, showcasing the integral role of natural diamonds in celebrating life.

Natural Diamond Council

Natural Diamond Council Photo: Ana de Armas Stars in Natural Diamond Council’s Campaign for a Second Consecutive Year.

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 14, 2021 — The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) has announced the launch of its second global “For Moments Like No Other” advertising campaign inspired by the “Love Life” thought. The campaign stars the actress and NDC Global Ambassador, Ana de Armas.

“Ms. de Armas radiates throughout the Mallorca, Spain-shot campaign, fully embodying “Love Life” as an inspirational call to action and rejoicing in various social settings as natural diamonds help generate new memories. The Natural Diamond Council approached Ms. de Armas for the sophomore “For Moments Like No Other” campaign as she radiantly captures a zest for life alongside a deep appreciation of natural diamonds. Gregarious, confident, talented, and worldly, she is a fitting ambassador for the Natural Diamond Council’s unique, international mission,” NDC spokesperson said.

“Diamond jewelry sales have seen record-breaking growth as we emerge from the pandemic,” said David Kellie, CEO of Natural Diamond Council. “Consumers are eager to create new memories, and natural diamonds are synonymous with celebrating life’s moments. This campaign emanates the ‘Love Life’ manifesto to the core. We’re thrilled to have Ana de Armas back with us for another year to share the magic of natural diamonds with a global audience.”

“I hope this campaign brings joy and hope to everyone. I hope that it inspires people to love stronger, enjoy every minute, and cherish the moments of happiness with their loved ones. It was an amazing experience working with this incredible team, and I couldn’t be happier to be working again with the Natural Diamond Council,” said Ms. de Armas.

Ms. de Armas wears an 11-piece diamond jewelry collection custom-designed for the campaign by the Brooklyn-based jewelry designer Malyia McNaughton.

“The TVC captures the prevailing sentiment of positivity and optimism as the world opens up and we get the opportunity to celebrate the meaningful moments of life with our loved ones. There is no better expression of this love and affection than forever, emotion-evoking natural diamonds. Ana brings alive these emotions through her spontaneity. We hope it inspires everyone to love life and enjoy their diamond jewelry this festive season,” says Richa Singh, Managing Director - India & Middle East, Natural Diamond Council.

The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) advances diamonds’ desirability by publishing trends and sharing information with consumers on the ultimate timeless and natural luxury good. The NDC also works to support the integrity of the natural diamond industry, providing transparency and insight on the ethics, sustainability, and progress of this sector.

Source: Natural Diamond Council


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September 13, 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts voted as the World's Best Hotel Brand for the Second Consecutive Year by 'Travel + Leisure USA World's Best Awards 2021'

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Photo: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts voted as The World’s Best Hotel Brand.

MUMBAI, India, Sept. 13, 2021 — The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned and managed by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund, has been voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand for the second consecutive year by Travel + Leisure USA World’s Best Awards 2021.

“The Leela is the epitome of true Indian luxury infused with a distinct aesthetic that celebrates India’s rich art, cuisine, and culture ingrained in its offering of India’s heritage to the world. This honor is a recognition of the brand’s consistency in pursuing excellence and its commitment towards curating authentic luxury experiences with the graciousness of Indian hospitality,” the hotel spokesperson said.

“Travel + Leisure USA’s World’s Best Awards are a renowned benchmark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally. They honor the finest travel experiences in the world selected by Travel + Leisure’s global readership of discerning travelers. Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world on characteristics such as rooms, location, service, cuisine, and value,” the spokesperson added.

“We are truly humbled and excited to be voted The World’s Best Brand by the readers of Travel + Leisure USA for the second consecutive year. It is a testament to the Leela brand’s recognition and an appreciation of our teams’ hard work and dedication. We go above and beyond every day to deliver an impeccable luxury experience and make every guest’s stay a memorable one,” said Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

“Being recognized as ‘The World’s Best Hotel Brand’ for the second year in a row is a tremendous achievement for The Leela hospitality business. Congratulations to the entire Leela team that has ensured the highest delivery of services despite the challenging time the world has witnessed this past year,” said Ankur Gupta, Managing Partner Brookfield Asset Management. “These awards are also a recognition of the appreciation that Indian hospitality enjoys globally and the limitless potential of India’s travel and tourism industry. Brookfield is committed to growing The Leela hospitality business domestically and internationally while retaining its authentic Indian luxury offering.”

Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts operates ten award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, and Gandhinagar. According to Leela, it “celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture, and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals, and immersive experiences.” The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.

Source: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

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U.S. News & World Report Unveils the 2022 Best U.S. Colleges Rankings

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U.S. News & World Report, Princeton University

Photo: Princeton University. Image Credit: Emil Mondoa.

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2021 — U.S. News & World Report has released the 2022 U.S. News Best Colleges. In its 37th year, the rankings evaluate more than 1,400 colleges and universities on up to 17 measures of academic quality.

“Students and faculty continue to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it’s through remote learning, mask-wearing, or vaccine requirements,” said Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. “As communities work through these challenges, U.S. News is committed to providing information on the academic quality of institutions across the country, so prospective students and their families can make informed decisions throughout their college search.”

New in this year’s edition of the rankings is the Best Undergraduate Nursing Programs. U.S. News is publishing a brand-new ranking of more than 690 schools with Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing degree programs.

Princeton University is No. 1 among National Universities this year, and Williams College is the top school among National Liberal Arts Colleges. For Top Public Schools, the University of California—Los Angeles ranks No. 1 among National Universities. And the United States Naval Academy is No. 1 for Top Public Schools among National Liberal Arts Colleges.

• 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges

• National Universities - Top 3

  • 1. Princeton University (NJ)
  • 2. Columbia University (N.Y.) (tie)
  • 2. Harvard University (M.A.) (tie)
  • 2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (tie)

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

  • 1. Williams College (MA)
  • 2. Amherst College (MA)
  • 3. Swarthmore College (P.A.)

• Top Public Schools

• National Universities - Top 3

  • 1. University of California—Los Angeles
  • 2. University of California—Berkeley
  • 3. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

  • 1. United States Naval Academy (MD)
  • 2. United States Military Academy (NY)
  • 3. United States Air Force Academy (C.O.)

• Top Performers on Social Mobility

• National Universities - Top 3

  • 1. University of California—Riverside
  • 2. University of California—Irvine
  • 3. Rutgers University—Newark (N.J.)

• National Liberal Arts Colleges - Top 3

  • 1. Bennett College (NC)
  • 2. Tougaloo College (MS)
  • 3. Lake Forest College (I.L.)

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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September 12, 2021

Pecco Bagnaia secures Extraordinary Maiden Victory in Aragón MotoGP. Jack Miller gets the fifth place.

Ducati MotoGP

Ducati MotoGP

Ducati MotoGP

Ducati MotoGP

Ducati MotoGP

Photos: Jack Miller and Pecco Bagnaia at the MotoGP Grand Prix of Aragón. September 12, 2021. Images Credit: DUCATI.

Aragon, Spain, September 12, 2021 — The MotoGP Grand Prix of Aragón, held this afternoon at the MotorLand Aragón in Alcañiz, ended with an extraordinary victory for Pecco Bagnaia, who secured his first MotoGP success.

The Ducati Lenovo Team rider, who took pole position yesterday (the 50th premier class pole for Ducati) and first also this morning in the warm-up, produced a masterpiece today. As he took the lead after the start, Pecco held on to it from start to finish and held off Marc Márquez, who was always close to his Desmosedici GP 21. With three laps to go, the Spanish rider started to attack Bagnaia, who could respond to them, remaining firmly in the lead. After a fierce duel on the last lap, the rider of the Bologna-based squad was finally able to get the better of Márquez, crossing the finish line in the first place with a gap of 673 thousandths on his opponent.

In qualifying, Jack Miller closed the thirteenth round of the 2021 MotoGP season in fifth place. After the first lap, the Australian rider tried to follow his teammate and the Spaniard, but a problem towards the second part of the race led him to make a mistake. As a result, Miller went wide and was passed by Mir and Aleix Espargaro, finishing in fifth place, eventually crossing the line.

After today’s race, Bagnaia remains second in the overall standings, 53 points behind leader Quartararo, while Miller is fifth, 85 points off the top of the posts. Ducati returns to the top of the manufacturer’s standings, while the Ducati Lenovo Team is second in the teams’ standings.

• Francesco Bagnaia (#63 Ducati Lenovo Team) - 1st

  • “Today’s victory was incredible. We knew we were strong, but also that Marc Márquez is particularly fast on this track. When I took the lead, I tried to push right away because I knew he was behind. The last four laps were tough, and I couldn’t wait for the race to finish because he kept passing me. In the end, we did it, and it is an indescribable emotion. Today’s win was not taken for granted: I came here with several questions, as I had never managed to be fast and finish the race in the points since 2019 until now at the MotorLand. Instead, this year, since FP1, everything has been perfect. I’m thrilled.”

• Jack Miller (#43 Ducati Lenovo Team) - 5th

  • “Today didn’t go as we hoped. I would have liked to achieve something more, but we had a small technical problem in the second part of the race that led me to make a few mistakes. In the beginning, I felt perfect on the bike and was able to push to try and stay with Pecco and Marc. But then, when I started to struggle, I made a mistake and let Mir and Espargaro pass me, and from there, all I could do was manage to keep the fifth place and save the tires. Anyway, I am happy for Pecco and all the guys on the team! He has always been fast this year and finally got his first win, so I congratulate him!”

• Luigi Dall’Igna (Ducati Corse General Manager)

  • “It was an incredible race, and I’m so excited. Pecco was amazing! He did a masterpiece, riding flawlessly and beating Marc Márquez who showed his form today. This first win was crucial for Pecco, and he deserves it, as do all the guys at Ducati Corse who have worked so hard to achieve this victory. I’m delighted.”

The Ducati Lenovo Team riders will be back on track in less than a week, from 17th-19th September. It would be the second home Grand Prix for the Bologna-based squad at the San Marino and Riviera di Rimini GP, scheduled at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.

Source: DUCATI

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September 10, 2021

Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy announces New Working Group to study Digital Remote Voting

The new group will consist of experienced election security and cybersecurity experts, election administrators, and engineers to explore new voting methods that expand the ease and accessibility of voting.

The goal is to engage in an academically rigorous process to evaluate and develop a set of security, accessibility, and election administration standards necessary for vendors and election officials to implement safe and secure digital ballot return options.

UC Berkeley

Photo: Clock Tower, University of California, Berkeley. Image Credit: Keegan Houser.

UC Berkeley, US Voting

Photo: 2020 U.S. Presidential. Countdown to November 2020 Election. Image Credit: GPA Photo Archive / Carol M. Highsmith / Library of Congress. Public Domain. File Photo.

BERKELEY, Calif., September 10, 2021 — Center for Security in Politics (CSP) at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy has announced the formation of a new working group to rigorously assess the risks and opportunities associated with digital remote voting. The group will determine the feasibility of technical and implementation standards to enable digital ballots’ safe and secure return. Further, it would develop those standards and, where possible, outline the technologies necessary to meet the criteria.

As part of CSP’s mission to address critical global risks and public policy problems and create actionable solutions for policymakers, the working group will evaluate new methods to make voting more accessible, resilient, and secure for all Americans.

The group will consist of academic researchers, election administrators, cryptographers, and cybersecurity and election security experts. The first meeting took place on August 31, 2021.

“How people think about - and participate - in voting is changing,” said Professor Janet Napolitano, founder and faculty director for the Center for Security in Politics at UC Berkeley. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the lessons of the 2020 election or overlook the voters who face inherent barriers to voting. Instead, we need academically rigorous, evidence-based standards that will guide the development of safe and secure remote balloting technology.”

Recent advances in technology present a historic opportunity to explore new voting methods that could expand the ease and accessibility of voting. The 2020 presidential election cycle made it clear that voters need multiple options to cast their ballots, especially those displaced during a natural disaster, serving in the military, or unable to mark their ballot independently. Remote digital voting could address these barriers and expand access to new voters.

Digital remote voting comes with its own set of challenges, including voter and device authentication and vote verification. The group will study best practices from other countries and analyze the risks, rewards, and trade-offs. Digital remote voting is already available to military and overseas voters in 31 states and disabled voters in 8 states. Still, there are currently no national standards for security and to protect the anonymity of voters’ ballots. Over 330 jurisdictions in 8 states used mobile voting in 2020 during the November federal election.

“The last few years have publicly highlighted what election officials have long known: there are risks in administering elections,” said group convener Mike Garcia. He is a cybersecurity expert who previously ran digital identity at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has been working with states and localities on election security since 2017.

“There’s been a lot of noise around technologies relating to digital remote voting, both from vendors wanting to sell such technologies and from cybersecurity experts who almost universally oppose them,” says Jeremy Epstein, an expert in voting security. “Very little of the debates have been understandable to policymakers. Having a report from a balanced group of experts can help inform the discussion and give guidance to election officials who are frequently caught in the middle, unsure of the ‘least dangerous’ path forward.”

“There is no one approach to voting that works for everyone in the country,” said Garcia. “Moreover, no individual should forfeit their right to vote because the authorities suddenly call them to fight a wildfire or serve overseas on Election Day. Officials’ experience enables them to manage risk with mail-in ballots and in-person voting successfully. Still, the relative newness and technical nature of digital ballot return demand a focused effort. Digital remote voting is already happening. Now is the time to properly scan its use and provide unbiased guidance on managing risk to ensure it is secure, resilient, and accessible.”

Source: Center for Security in Politics, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.


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Ricoh announces RICOH GR IIIx, a High-End, Compact Digital Camera.

The newest addition to the popular GR Series features a newly developed lens for high-quality street photography at a standard viewing angle.

Ricoh Camera

Ricoh Camera

Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation today announced the RICOH GR IIIx. This high-end digital compact camera features a newly developed GR lens with a 40mm angle of view in the 35mm format. The RICOH GR IIIx blends professional-grade image quality with a compact, lightweight body perfect for dramatic and inspiring street photography.

Source: Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation

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September 9, 2021

James Bond's DB5, from Hero Collector Books, is the First Official History of 007's iconic Aston Martin

James Bond Car

NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2021 — Hero Collector Books today announced the release of James Bond’s DB5, the first official in-depth history of 007’s famous Aston Martin. The book will be published on Sept. 28 to coincide with the 25th James Bond film, No Time To Die, which features the DB5 prominently.

It is the first time EON Productions, the makers of the James Bond films, have authorized an official history of this iconic car which made its debut in Goldfinger and appeared in eight 007 films. The book has been carefully researched in close collaboration with EON and Aston Martin and draws on both their archives. It includes storyboards, diagrams, design materials, and many rare and beautiful photographs covering every detail of the car, from over-riders to the exhaust.

James Bond’s DB5 has forewords by Daniel Craig, James Bond producer Michael G. Wilson, and Aston Martin’s Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.

As Reichman says, “There are no other cars that enjoy such an exciting connection to such a beloved character. I hope this book demonstrates that among all the technical and marketing data that underpins car production, the indelible truth remains: great cars are wonders to behold, blending creativity with one crucial factor: fun. Bond enjoys the DB5. I hope you enjoy it too.”

This beautiful coffee table book covers the entire story, starting with the Bond producers’ initial letters to Aston Martin before detailing the modifications made to the car for the filming of Goldfinger, including EON’s original drawings and rare pictures of the cast and crew on location in Switzerland. Next, it explores the fascinating history of the DB5 that went on tour. Next, it covers every subsequent appearance of the DB5 in the Bond movies and includes the inside story of how it got destroyed in Skyfall before returning in triumph in No Time To Die. Finally, its appearance in the latest Bond film is covered in-depth, with unique photography and insider reports from the shoot in Matera, Italy.

Hero Collector Books, a division of Eaglemoss, is focused on publishing entertaining, in-depth books based on the world’s leading film and television properties. The books shed new light on some of the world’s most beloved and iconic brands. They include lavishly illustrated encyclopedias, in-depth behind-the-scenes books, official histories, and new and light-hearted takes on classic characters.

James Bond’s DB5, written by Will Lawrence and Simon Hugo, runs 280 pages.

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SKYFALL (2012) | Train fight | James Bond 007

“Take the bloody shot!” For the SKYFALL (2012) train chase, Daniel Craig (James Bond) and Ola Rapace (Patrice) performed their own stunts attached to safety wires while the train was traveling at 40mph.

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September 8, 2021

'Sarva Mangal Mangalye' Track by Shivali Released on Eros Now; Music Produced by Arjun

Sarva Mangal Mangalyeby Shivali

Mumbai, India, Sep 08, 2021 — With everything circling up in the world, Singer Shivali Bhammer and the highly renowned Music Producer Arjun felt it was the right time to release an energetic mantra that praises the mother Goddess - Durga Ma.

According to Eros Now Music, “The mantras are potent. Even repeating the words in your head uplifts you, motivates you and pushes an individual towards positivity. The pandemic is a reminder of the existence of the greater power in this world. Durga is fierce, strong, and the force of all consciousness. Shivali aimed to capture that strength and resilience in an uplifting and upbeat version of the mantra.”

“Most of her songs have a more soulful, mid-tempo, pop, and ‘rhythm and blues’ vibe. But, the production of Sarva Mangal Mangalye is more focused on House/EDM (Electronic dance music) spectrum. That’s because she wanted her listeners to feel energized and revitalized by the track. It should rejuvenate and motivate people to feel that they can achieve anything they want and that the power of Durga is with them and inside them,” the music company ‘Eros Now’ explained.

Shivali stated that “You are not alone. I understand life has been extremely frustrating and tough for many, but we have a choice, either we can wallow, or we rise. The power of Durga Ma can help us and inspire us. We have to find that kind of strength and resilience in ourselves and fulfill our ambitions and dreams. If we keep going and keep trying, we don’t know which door might open, but one definitely will!”

“The aim is to get the listeners hooked. If they get hooked, it’ll mean they are repeating this powerful mantra. She believes millennials and the younger generation will appreciate the song,” the music company elaborated.

The Mantra: Sarva Mangala Mangalye, Shive Sarvartha Sadhika. Sharanye Trayambake Gauri, Narayani Namostute.

Meaning: The one who bestows auspiciousness on one and all, the one who accomplishes all objectives, to the mother of the three worlds, O Gauri, I bow again and again to you.

The music video will be on the Eros Now channel, Spotify, Apple Play, iTunes, and other streaming platforms.

Source: Eros Now Music


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Chitkara University Chandigarh Bags A+ NAAC Accreditation

Chitkara University Chandigarh

Chandigarh, India, Sep 08, 2021 — Chitkara University Chandigarh has been awarded a rating of A+ by the prestigious National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC). The rating places it among India’s 5% Higher Education Institutions (HEI) with such a coveted grade.

The Peer Team praised the University for its excellent infrastructure for education innovation and research and neat, clean, green, and well-maintained campus.

Dr. Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor of Chitkara University, said, “It is the hard work by our students, staff, and faculty for years that resulted in securing this recognition. Moreover, the University has a well-defined research promotion policy which has succeeded in the development of state-of-the-art advanced facilities.”

Pro-Chancellor Dr. Madhu Chitkara expressed her sincere thanks to all stakeholders and said, “We develop the curricula following standardized procedures revised at regular intervals by taking feedbacks from all our stakeholders. We consider the local, regional, and global developmental needs regarding employability and entrepreneurship while designing the course. The experimental, participative, and project-based learning are in practice through blended mode. We have adopted a flexible CBCS (Choice Bases Credit System) that gives freedom to the students to undergo a multidisciplinary approach. The assessment process is well defined to evaluate the attainment level in critical thinking and problem-solving skills.”

Established in 1994, NAAC is an autonomous body of UGC which assesses and accredits Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). NAAC has identified a set of seven criteria to serve as the basis of its assessment procedures: Curricular Aspects; Teaching-learning & Evaluation; Research, Innovations & Extension; Infrastructure & Learning Resources; Student Support & Progression; Governance, Leadership & Management; and Institutional Values & Best Practices.

By studying in a NAAC accredited institution, students get a chance to learn in a cutting-edge environment and earn a degree that would have global recognition. In addition, they get instant identification as an alumnus of a credible institute and get better placement opportunities as the industry prefers hiring students from higher-graded institutions.

Source: Chitkara University Chandigarh

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