CULTURE BRANDS UNIVERSITIES UNITED NATIONS
HOME SUBSCRIBE ABOUT US CONTACT US



Global Goals


Content Authenticity Initiative


GlobalGiantsCom Instagram





— January 2023 —


« December 2022 | Main | February 2023 »

January 31, 2023

IMF (International Monetary Fund) reports World Economic Outlook January 2023


IMF


Photo: People walk past the flags outside the IMF building during the 2022 Annual Meetings at the International Monetary Fund. October 12, 2022. Washington, DC, United States. Image provided by & Copyright © IMF. IMF Photo/Ariana Lindquist. [File Photo]


IMF


IMF


IMF


Washington, DC, January 31, 2023 — The global economy is poised to slow this year before rebounding next year. The IMF announced on Monday, January 30, 2023, that it expects global growth to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to 2.9% in 2023. The press briefing was held in Singapore to mark the launch of the January update of the World Economic Outlook report.

“The global economy will slow down this year before rebounding in 2024. But a global recession is not in our baseline. The important factors shaping the outlook are: On the downside, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the global fight against inflation. On the upside, the reopening of China’s economy. Overall, we have a mild upward revision to our projections. The global economy has shown a lot of resilience. Labor markets are tight, household spending and business investment remain strong, and European economies have proved quite resilient against the energy crisis. Global growth is expected to slow from 3.4% in 2022 to 2.9% in 2023. The slowdown will be more pronounced for advanced economies. China and India will account for 50% of global growth. Global headline inflation is expected to fall from 8.8% in 2022 to 4.3% in 2024. Core inflation, however, is more persistent and remains too elevated. To sum up, barring new shocks, 2023 could be the year of turning points, with growth bottoming out and inflation decreasing,” said Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, IMF’s Chief Economist.

However, the risks to the outlook remain tilted to the downside, even if adverse risks have moderated since October, and some positive factors seem more relevant.

“The balance of risks to the outlook remains tilted to the downside but is less skewed toward adverse outcomes than in the October WEO. Some upside risks have become more relevant. On the downside, China’s recovery could stall with spillovers to the rest of the world. Inflation could persist at high levels, requiring even tighter monetary policy. An escalation of the war in Ukraine remains a major risk to the global economy. A sudden market repricing could deteriorate financial conditions, especially for emerging and developing economies. On the upside, strong household balance sheets amid tight labor markets and robust wage growth could help sustain private demand. Easing remaining supply bottlenecks and easing labor market pressures could also allow for a soft landing with less monetary tightening,” added Gourinchas.

Gourinchas stressed that the global economic outlook hasn’t worsened, but the road back to a full recovery, with sustainable growth, stable prices, and progress for all, is only starting.

IMF’s Chief Economist concluded that the fight against inflation has started to bear fruit, but the battle is far from won:


Source: IMF

|GlobalGiants.Com|

— The editor is an IMF (IMF Institute for Capacity Development, Washington, DC) certified Financial Market Analyst.






del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 6:22 AM | View the original post





January 30, 2023

Canon joins the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI)


Content Authenticity Initiative, Canon


Content Authenticity Initiative, Canon

Photo: A Canon Camera.


San Jose, CA, January 30, 2023 — “We are delighted to welcome Canon, one of the world’s leading camera manufacturers, as a member of the Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI), joining more than 890 media and tech companies, NGOs, and academics working together to fight misinformation by furthering the implementation of open-source digital provenance technology,” Santiago Lyon, Head of Advocacy and Education, CAI, announced.

Founded in 1937, Canon is a leading global manufacturer of professional and consumer cameras and lenses and brings a long history of innovative and ground-breaking photojournalism projects to the CAI.

Photojournalists and others widely use Canon’s equipment to capture impactful, compelling, and beautiful imagery from around the world. Canon equipment has helped capture award-winning images, including Pulitzer Prizes and World Press Photo awards.

“Canon enthusiastically supports efforts to fight misinformation by ensuring the authenticity and provenance of digital images created and enjoyed by society. Joining the efforts of the CAI is an important step in this endeavor,” said Go Tokura, Chief Executive of Imaging Communication Business Operations at Canon. “We look forward to working with other technology companies and media partners to develop technology solutions that achieve these goals.”

Provenance technology provides secure, tamper-evident metadata that accompanies images and other file types along their journey from capture through editing to publication, showing the viewer where an asset came from and any changes made to it along the way. The CAI looks forward to working with Canon on prototyping and implementing provenance technology into their future products.

Source: Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI)

|GlobalGiants.Com|

— GlobalGiants.Com is a Content Authenticity Initiative (CAI) Member.


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:54 AM | View the original post





January 29, 2023

Oxford leads Nature Positive Universities Alliance to reverse Biodiversity Decline.


Oxford University

Oxford University, Nature


Oxford, UK. January 29, 2023 — At the UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15), the University of Oxford and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) announced the launch of the Nature Positive Universities Alliance. It is a global network of universities that have officially pledged to advance efforts to halt, prevent and reverse nature loss by addressing their impacts and restoring ecosystems harmed by our activities. This push is part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, a movement to avert climate catastrophe and mass extinction.

The Nature Positive Universities Alliance brings higher education institutions together to use their unique power and influence as drivers of positive change. Universities already carry out environmental and conservation research to help inform government and company activities. However, by publicly tackling their supply chains and operational impacts on nature, universities can help guide the broader community on a path to address the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution.

“The University of Oxford has an environmental sustainability strategy with dual targets of net zero carbon and a net gain in biodiversity by 2035. These targets for large institutions are challenging to achieve. But through collaboration and idea-sharing with other universities via the Nature Positive Universities Alliance, we can collectively progress towards achieving net biodiversity gain,” said Harriet Waters, Head of Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oxford.

The initiative, a part of the UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, was initially launched by 117 universities from 48 countries, which made individual pledges to address their impacts on nature. University pledges include four key elements:

  1. Carrying out baseline assessments;
  2. Setting specific, time-limited, and measurable targets for wildlife;
  3. Taking bold action to reduce biodiversity impacts and protect and restore species and ecosystems while influencing others to do the same;
  4. Transparent annual reporting.

The initiative builds on the University of Oxford’s experience setting an ambitious target for net biodiversity gain by 2035 alongside net zero commitments.

E.J. Milner-Gulland, Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity at the Department of Biology, University of Oxford, and co-founder of the Nature Positive Universities Alliance, said: “As universities, we occupy a unique position in educating future leaders, researching solutions to environmental challenges, and influencing our communities and governments. By addressing our own institutions’ environmental impacts, we can be powerful thought leaders while directly contributing to restoring nature.”

All the founding universities announced that they have pledged to assess their impacts to determine the most impactful initiatives to introduce and to report on their progress. Examples of initiatives so far have included:

People from 408 different universities are:

The network also includes a Student Ambassador Programme, which totals over 100 students from across 35 countries who are taking action toward nature-positive awareness and approaches on their campuses. In addition, they are encouraging their universities to make an institutional pledge through advocacy and organization of nature-positive activities such as volunteering for nature restoration, establishing sapling nurseries, and using their studies to advance their institutions’ sustainability further.

Sam Barratt, Chief of Youth, Education, and Advocacy at the UN Environment Programme, said: “Universities live at the heart of cities, at the crossroads of students’ futures and provide ground-breaking research that educates and informs society. We are delighted to see Universities will be joining hands to reset our relationship with nature so that, through this Alliance, we create new actions and possibilities. The virtue of higher education has come from a reappraisal of the present to steer the world to a new future. So we look forward to seeing how the Nature Positive Universities Alliance does just that for this agenda.”

The Nature Positive Universities Alliance calls on other universities worldwide to join its collaborative network and make institutional pledges.

Universities that have recently joined include, among others, the University of Helsinki, Finland; University College, Cork, Ireland; Durham University, McGill University, Canada; Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India; University of California UCLA, USA; University of Bremen, Germany; Universidad Autonoma de Madrid; Universite de Geneve; UNSW Sydney, Australia; Carl von Ossietsky Universitat Oldenburg; The University of Faisalabad, Pakistan; University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan; Independent University, Bangladesh; UC Berkeley, USA; University of Melbourne, Australia; Punjabi University, Patiala, India; Panjab University, Chandigarh, India; OP Jindal Global University, Sonepat, India; and Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India, for example.

Source: University of Oxford

|GlobalGiants.Com|

— The editor is an “Oxford University Associate Alumnus.”


Nature Positive Universities

The Nature Positive Universities Alliance is a global network of universities prioritizing nature restoration. Launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the University of Oxford in partnership with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.




del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 9:16 AM | View the original post





January 26, 2023

India celebrates its Republic Day 2023.


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


India Republic Day


Photos: Glimpses on the Republic Day 2023, in New Delhi on January 26, 2023. Images provided by the Press Information Bureau, Government of India.

Source: Press Information Bureau, Government of India

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 1:24 PM | View the original post





January 25, 2023

Adidas Reveals Oceaunz - The Official Match Ball of the "FIFA Women's World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023"



Adidas,Football


Adidas,Football


Adidas, football


Adidas, Football


Photos: Adidas Reveals Oceaunz - The Official Match Ball of the “FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™”. Images provided by & copyright © Adidas.


Adidas has revealed OCEAUNZ, the Official Match Ball of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™. It’s the ninth successive football Adidas has produced for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and designed to cope with the demands and speed of the modern game.

OCEAUNZ’s design features a decoration of blues and greens inspired by the unique Australasian landscape, with visuals nodding to the vast mountains of New Zealand and Australia’s connection with the Indian Ocean.

The cultural markings and the initials of both host nations celebrate Australia and New Zealand coming together to host this showpiece tournament. The Australian patterns have been created by renowned local artist Chern’ee Sutton, while the Kiwi artist Fiona Collisthe designed the markings representing New Zealand.

Franziska Loeffelmann, Design Director of Football Graphics at Adidas, said: “With record viewing figures for the Women’s Euros tournament last year, the upcoming World Cup would be a massive moment for the game we love. So we’re turning up with a match ball that we’re incredibly proud of - featuring our innovative technology and a design that represents the landscape’s natural beauty. We’re hugely excited for the FIFA Women’s World Cup and to see the women’s game lifted to even further heights in two great host nations.”

Like the Official Match Ball of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, OCEAUNZ features connected ball technology, providing precise ball data, which will be made available to Video Match Officials in real-time. Combined with player position data and by applying artificial intelligence, the innovative connected ball technology contributes to FIFA’s semi-automated offside technology and offers Video Assistant Referees instantaneous information to help optimize decision-making.

• OCEAUNZ features:

The program focuses on increasing girls’ participation and the proportion of female coaches and female leaders in football for good community programs, helping to ensure that every girl participant has a female athlete role model in their community.

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ starts on July 20th, 2023, with the host nation New Zealand taking on Norway - and concludes with the final a month later, on August 20th.

OCEAUNZ will be priced at €150 and available from January 25th at Adidas’s selected retailers and online.

Adidas is the global leader in football. It is the official supplier of the most important football tournaments in the world, such as the FIFA World Cup™, the UEFA European Championship & the UEFA Champions League. Adidas also sponsors some world’s top clubs, including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Arsenal, FC Bayern Munich & Juventus. Adidas also partners some of the best athletes in the game, including Vivianne Miedema, Lindsey Horan, Wendie Renard, Leo Messi, Paul Pogba, Mohamed Salah, Paulo Dybala, Thiago Alcantara, Gabriel Jesus, Roberto Firmino, Joao Felix, Serge Gnabry, Isco Jude Bellingham, and Karim Benzema.

Source: Adidas

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:28 PM | View the original post





January 24, 2023

The Academy announces 95th Oscars Nominations.


The Oscars are set to air live on March 12 on ABC.


Oscars


Oscars


Photo: American actor and producer Mark Ruffalo arrives on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Photographer: Matt Petit. Image provided by & copyright © Matt Petit / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]


Oscars


Photo: Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos arrive on the red carpet of The 92nd Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 9, 2020. Photographer: Nick Argo. Image provided by & copyright © Nick Argo / A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]


Oscars


Oscars 2023


Photo: Nominated for Music written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). Naatu Naatu” from “RRR” - Music by M.M. Keeravaani; Lyric by Chandrabose.


LOS ANGELES, CA - Oscar-winning actor-producer Riz Ahmed and actor Allison Williams announced the 95th Oscars nominations today (January 24), live from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, and the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.

Ahmed and Williams announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by the remaining 14 categories at 5:41 a.m. PT, at the live event attended by international media and industry guests.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories - actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees get selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to choose the Best Picture nominees. This year, the Academy saw its highest-ever voter participation in the organization’s history, with members submitting ballots from 80 countries.


• Nominations for the 95th Academy Awards


• Performance by an actor in a leading role


• Performance by an actor in a supporting role


• Performance by an actress in a leading role


• Performance by an actress in a supporting role


• Best animated feature film of the year


• Achievement in cinematography


• Achievement in costume design


• Achievement in directing


• Best documentary feature


• Best documentary short subject


• Achievement in film editing


• Best international feature film of the year


• Achievement in makeup and hairstyling


• Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)


• Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)


• Best motion picture of the year


• Achievement in production design


• Best animated short film


• Best live-action short film


• Achievement in sound


• Achievement in visual effects


• Adapted screenplay


• Original screenplay


The 95th Oscars will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide.


Source: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 10:24 AM | View the original post





January 23, 2023

Ducati Lenovo Team unveils 2023 livery at Madonna di Campiglio.


Ducati


Ducati

Ducati

Ducati

Ducati

Photos: Ducati Lenovo Team unveils 2023 livery. Images provided by & copyright © DUCATI.


Madonna di Campiglio (Italy), January 23, 2023 - At the Palacampiglio of Madonna di Campiglio, in the enchanting setting of the snow-capped Dolomites, the livery of the Desmosedici GP bikes with which the Ducati Lenovo Team will take part in the 2023 MotoGP World Championship has been unveiled. The official Ducati team is ready to defend the Constructors’, Teams’, and Riders’ World Titles clinched last year together with reigning World Champion Francesco Bagnaia. Enea Bastianini, who finished third in the 2022 World Championship with the Desmosedici GP of the Gresini Racing team, will be alongside him wearing the official Ducati colors for the first time. Everything is set for another exciting season, with the first race out of 21 scheduled to take place in Portimão, Portugal, on March 26. In addition to the traditional Sunday race, starting this year, a sprint race on Saturday at each Grands Prix will add more excitement to the 2023 MotoGP World Championship.

Source: DUCATI

|GlobalGiants.Com|


Ducati Corse | Best of MotoGP 2021



del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 10:12 AM | View the original post





January 22, 2023

Anne Klein kicks off Milestone Year with New Fashion Campaign featuring Supermodel Candice Swanepoel.


Anne Klein, Candice


Photo: Anne Klein has tapped South African supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Candice Swanepoel to appear in a new Spring/Summer 2023 fashion campaign. Image provided by & copyright © Anne Klein.


Anne Klein, Candice


Photo: American fashion brand Anne Klein celebrates 55 years of style, impact, and legacy - releases Spring/Summer 23 campaign featuring supermodel Candice Swanepoel. Image provided by & copyright © Anne Klein.


Anne Klein, Candice


Photo: Anne Klein has tapped South African supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Candice Swanepoel to appear in a new Spring/Summer 2023 fashion campaign. Image provided by & copyright © Anne Klein.



NEW YORK, January 22, 2023 — 2023, serves as a milestone year for iconic American fashion brand ANNE KLEIN as it celebrates 55 years of style, impact, and the legacy of its namesake founder. Anne Klein has tapped South African supermodel, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Candice Swanepoel to appear in a new Spring/Summer 2023 fashion campaign to kick off the year.

Anne Klein, who founded her eponymous brand in 1968, is regarded as a trailblazing designer who forever changed how women dress. She provided a uniquely American point of view to the global fashion industry. She also inspired and championed women’s ability to make positive change, famously declaring: “Clothes won’t change the world. The women who wear them will.”

“As we enter this monumental year, we are thrilled to have Candice in our campaign series celebrating women who are positively changing the world through a balance of image and impact,” said Jameel Spencer, CMO in Residence for Anne Klein. “Anne Klein has a deep history of impacting women’s lives, and that DNA remains true today. Similarly, Candice has used her platform to deliver empowering messaging to women worldwide and is the perfect partner to help us further our mission and impact women today.”

“I’m honored to have partnered with Anne Klein, a brand whose values align with my own,” said Candice. “Anne Klein has a long and respected history within the fashion industry, and I’m proud to support their mission of empowering and championing women.”

Australian photographer Chris Colls shot the Anne Klein Spring/Summer ‘23 campaign at Pier 59 Studios in New York City.

Source: Anne Klein

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 10:12 AM | View the original post





January 21, 2023

U.S. Postal Service issues Stamps on Sailboats and Snowy Beauty Flowers.


U.S. Postal Service


U.S. Postal Service


Photo: U.S. Postal Service Forever Sailboat Postcard Stamps.


The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the favorite outdoor activity of Sailboats with two colorful postcard stamps. According to USPS, “the stamps are whimsical, bright, bold, and modern — featuring illustrations that capture the joyful sensation of being on the water on a beautiful day.”

“Both stamps show boats cutting through the waves at full heel. The first depicts a single boat above royal blue waves, a white swell crashing against the prow. The white mainsail — adorned with a thick yellow stripe — and a pink jib stands majestically above a white, pink, and gray hull, all set against a gray-blue, cloudless sky,” USPS explained.

“The second stamp features two boats racing under full sail. The closer boat sports a teal-and-white mainsail and a pink jib — white spray curls from its white and teal hull. The farther boat has a sleek black hull, and a white mainsail tipped with red. Antonio Alcalá is the art director,” USPS added.


U.S. Postal Service


Photo: USPS Snowy Beauty Flower Stamps.


The U.S. Postal Service has also issued 10 Snowy Beauty Forever stamps in booklets of 20.

USPS states, “Gardens are places of beauty no matter the season. Even as the days grow short, some hardy blooms brave winter’s chill. Snowfall only heightens their splendor, serving as the perfect foil for their radiance.”

“Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamps with original art by Gregory Manchess. The artist started with digital studies, then created the finished images with oils on the panel. The result is a set of beautifully illustrated blooming winter wonders: camellia, crocus, hellebore, winterberry, pansy, plum blossom, grape hyacinth, daffodil, ranunculus, and winter aconite,” USPS elaborated.

Source: U.S. Postal Service

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:26 AM | View the original post





January 20, 2023

India Meets with World Economic Forum to advance Progress in addressing Socioeconomic Challenges and G20 Agenda




World Economic Forum


Photo: Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development of India, speaking in the “Economics of Women’s Health” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 17, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Gita Gopinath, International Monetary Fund (IMF), speaking during the “Fiscal Expansion: A Welcome Return or Ticking Bomb?” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 18, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Ciaran McCrickard.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Participants at the “30x30 Ambition: Next Steps after Montreal” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar, Founder, Art of Living Foundation, India, speaking in the “Renaissance of South Asia?” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Rahul Kanwal, News Director, India Today and Aajtak, India Today Group, India, speaking in the “Renaissance of South Asia?” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Claudia Romo Edelman, Founder, and CEO, Hispanic Star, USA, speaking in the “Press Conference: The Hispanic Promise 2.0” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 17, 2023. Media Village, Press Conference Room. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/ Greg Beadle.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Participants at the “Reversing the Tide of Global Inequality” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Congress Centre - Spotlight. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Sandra Blaser.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways; Minister of Communications; and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology of India, speaking in the “Learning from Semiconductor Supply Shocks” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Sikarin Fon Thanachaiary.


World Economic Forum


Photo: Hina Rabbani Khar, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan, speaking in the “Renaissance of South Asia?” session at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, January 19, 2023. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Manuel Lopez.


Davos, Switzerland, January 20, 2023 - In Davos, world leaders continue to progress on solutions for the most pressing crises affecting the world. The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 comes as multiple concerns deepen divisions and fragment the geopolitical landscape. As a result, governments and businesses must address people’s immediate, critical needs while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable, resilient world by the decade’s end.

The program simultaneously addresses immediate crises and future long-term challenges and helps set the scene for India’s G20 presidency.

“I had the pleasure of meeting the Indian ministerial delegation and many of its top business leaders,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum. “I commend the country’s decisive action on the climate case for renewables, its contribution to the global healthcare ecosystem, the focus on an economic model for women-led development, and its leadership on digital public infrastructure. India remains a bright spot amid global geoeconomics and geopolitical crises.”

The World Economic Forum shares a 38-year history with India and looks forward to continued partnership with the country during its G20 presidency under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

India is promoting just and equitable growth for all in the world during its G20 presidency.

“India’s G20 presidency comes at a crucial time. Prime Minister Modi’s leadership is critical in this fractured world,” Schwab said.

World leaders had gathered at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023 in the first major international gathering to address ongoing economic, energy, and food crises while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable, resilient world.

While many economists forecast recessionary risks in 2023 and see geopolitical tensions continuing to shape the global economy, there are glimmers of hope that pressures on food, energy, and inflation may be peaking.

“A perfect storm plagues our world on several fronts,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. He called for urgent action on many interconnected challenges, including the global economic crisis, climate, income and gender inequality, US-China relations, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now more than ever, it is time to forge the pathways to cooperation in our fragmented world,” he concluded.

Cooperation is becoming more virtual, and the Forum’s Global Collaboration Village showed how we could harness the metaverse for inclusive and effective international action. With the golden age of artificial intelligence underway, technology will provide more ways to bring people together.

“We can turn challenges into opportunities through collaboration, innovation, human goodwill, and ingenuity. It is the spirit of solving problems through mutual respect and cooperation. This is the spirit of Davos,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman World Economic Forum.

As crises converge, so too must the solutions. As a result, the Annual Meeting emphasized connections across significant systemic challenges. With over 480 sessions, more than 2,700 leaders - including over 350 public figures, government leaders, and 47 heads of state - came together at the Annual Meeting 2023 to address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Source: World Economic Forum

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 1:30 PM | View the original post





January 19, 2023

Mastercard enhances its connection with Indian Sports lovers through a Marquee Sponsorship of Cricket in India.


Mastercard acquires the title sponsorship rights for all home Cricket matches (women’s and men’s) and domestic first-class Cricket.


Mastercard Cricket India


Mastercard Cricket India


Mastercard has announced its collaboration with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to broaden its strategic outreach to Indian audiences. During this association, Mastercard will be the title sponsor for all international matches (both women’s and men’s) held on home grounds, domestic cricket matches like Irani Trophy, Duleep Trophy, and Ranji Trophy organized by the BCCI, and also all junior Cricket (Under 19 and Under 23) games held in India.

This sponsorship and its activations are aimed at enhancing Mastercard’s connection with cricket lovers across the country and beyond. For a brand highly invested in sponsorships worldwide with marquee properties like the UEFA Champions League, the Grammys, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Australian and French Open tennis tournaments, Mastercard’s tie-up with the BCCI further enhances its prestigious portfolio of sponsorships.

Mr. Sourav Ganguly, former President Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), said, “The BCCI welcomes Mastercard as the Title Sponsor for home cricket matches for the 2022-23 season. Along with the international home series, the BCCI’s domestic tournaments are crucial as they are a stepping stone toward making India a solid international side. The BCCI truly values Mastercard’s support in building Indian Cricket. This sport is more than a passion point, it’s a way of life. We look forward to innovative experiences for the fans via this partnership and delivering value to Mastercard through this collaboration.”

Mr. Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI, said, “The BCCI is pleased to associate with a global marquee brand - Mastercard. We are in for an exciting period in Indian Cricket as we have Australia and South Africa coming over for the white-ball series before the T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, and the prestigious Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In contrast, domestic Cricket has a packed calendar with the return of the Duleep Trophy and a full-fledged Ranji Trophy season. As a result, the 2022-23 season will witness a lot of action across age groups, and I am confident this will be an enriching partnership.”

Mr. Raja Rajamannar, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Mastercard, said, “Cricket is a perfect amalgamation of sports and entertainment with immense potential to deliver priceless moments. Our globally recognized Priceless platform offers us the unique opportunity to delight cardholders, customers, and partners worldwide. Cricket enjoys unparalleled popularity in India, where it is a singular unifying force for the nation, and in numerous countries worldwide. It is, therefore, particularly relevant and opportune for us to have acquired the title sponsorship rights for all home international and domestic cricket matches organized by the BCCI.”

Mr. MS Dhoni, India’s legendary cricketer who has been Mastercard’s ambassador for over four years, added, “Cricket has been my life and given me everything I have. So I am thrilled that Mastercard is sponsoring all the home cricket matches of the BCCI, especially the domestic, junior, and women’s Cricket. So today’s Ranji and junior players will play for the country tomorrow and continue to embody the pride of 1.3 billion Indians.”

Mastercard is endeavoring to enhance its solid international base of sponsorship assets with uniquely Indian ones. In addition, Mastercard has worked to amplify this passion area by signing MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket captain, as its brand ambassador over four years ago. Mastercard said that the synergies envisaged between Mastercard and Indian Cricket would mutually benefit the sport, its fans, and the brand during this tenure.

Source: Mastercard

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:56 PM | View the original post





January 18, 2023

Tanishq, Jewelry Brand by the Tata Group, launches its first U.S. Store in New Jersey.


Tanishq intends to tap into the sizable Indian diaspora through its flagship store in New Jersey.


Tanishq, Tata


Tanishq, Tata


Photo: Tanishq, Jewelry Brand by the Tata Group, launches its first U.S. store in New Jersey. Image provided by Tanishq.


NEW YORK, January 18, 2023 — Tanishq, an Indian jewelry brand, announced its first store in the United States today. Senator Robert Menendez, Senior United States senator from New Jersey, and Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York, along with John E. McCormac, Mayor Woodbridge, Sam Joshi, Mayor Edison, Wesley Mathews, Choose New Jersey Inc., Vin Gopal, New Jersey State Senator, and Congressman Frank Pallone, New Jersey, were the chief guests at the inauguration of the store.

The brand aims to meet the evolving needs of Indian Americans, who comprise 4.35 percent of the state’s total population and are 387,000 strong. Tanishq has been in the U.S. market through e-commerce for over a year and has received positive community feedback. The launch is a part of Tanishq’s retail business expansion strategy.

The 3750+ square foot, two-story showroom on New Jersey’s Oak Tree Road, Iselin, offers 6500+ unique designs in 18 and 22 K.T. gold and diamond jewelry, as well as solitaires and colored stones. The store displayed its most recent collections at the inaugural event, including Color me joy, a cocktail jewelry collection, Romance of polki, Rhythms of rain, Moods of earth, and Alekhya.

CK Venkataraman, Managing Director; Kuruvilla Markose, C.E.O. International Business; and Amrit Pal Singh, Business Head - North America at Titan Company Limited, hosted the chief guests. “We are on a mission to establish Tanishq as a global brand, and our retail showroom expansion in the United States is a significant step in that direction. Tanishq has been balancing the elegance of tradition with the brilliance of modernity for decades, and we want to bring it to New Jersey,” said C K Venkataraman, Managing Director at Titan Company Limited, the parent company of Tanishq.

Kuruvilla Markose, C.E.O. - International Business Division, Titan Company Limited, said, “Tanishq already has a significant online presence in the U.S. market. However, the high demand and interest shown by the Indian American community encouraged us to have an on-ground presence for them. As a result, this showroom will have our latest collections and masterpieces designed to suit all jewelry needs of the Indian Americans.”

The company launched its first international brick-and-mortar store in Dubai in November 2020. It now has eight international stores, seven in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) and the first in the United States of America. The company intends to collectively open 20-30 stores in North America and the Middle East over the next 2-3 years. While in India, Tanishq has a presence of 400+ stores across 240 cities and intends to add 100+ stores in the next year.

Tanishq, India’s most-loved jewelry brand from the Tata Group, has been synonymous with superior craftsmanship, exclusive designs, unique customer service, and guaranteed product quality for over two decades. With designs that capture the beauty and celebration of special occasions, Tanishq aims to be an integral part of every woman’s journey.

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata Group is a global enterprise headquartered in India, comprising 30 companies across ten verticals. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust.’

Source: Tanishq

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:27 PM | View the original post





January 17, 2023

Emily Ratajkowski is the new face of Viktor&Rolf's Flowerbomb.


Viktor&Rolf


Viktor&Rolf, Emily Ratajkowski


Photo: Emily Ratajkowski for Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf. Image provided by & copyright Viktor&Rolf.


PARIS, January 18, 2023 — Viktor&Rolf have announced that American author, actress, model, activist, and entrepreneur Emily Ratajkowski, will be the face of the new FLOWERBOMB campaign worldwide from January 20, 2023.

“Ratajkowski is a multifaceted, modern-day feminist icon, challenging current biases to construct a space of true empowerment, redefining what it means to be wholly and wonderfully female. Her debut essay collection “My Body” was released by Metropolitan Books,” Viktor&Rolf said.

“Launched 18 years ago, FLOWERBOMB is a worldwide best seller, remaining in the Top 10 US women’s fragrances and the Top 15 UK women’s fragrances since its launch in 2005. The fragrance has single-handedly disrupted the perfume world, setting the standard for floral gourmand fragrances and signaling a new chapter of fragrance femininity,” the company added.

“We have admired Emily Ratajkowski for a long time, and we’re happy to welcome her to the Viktor&Rolf family. As her work testifies, Emily is a multifaceted talent. Her wide range of qualities and talents make her the perfect embodiment of FLOWERBOMB,” Viktor&Rolf remarked.

“Ratajkowski, in her first collaboration with the brand, appears in the fragrance’s film short directed by filmmakers Torso Solutions, featuring imagery artistically directed and captured by photographers Inez & Vinoodh. In it, Ratajkowski explores the extraordinary power of transformation pushed to the extreme. A story of metamorphosis unfurls through a glitchy explosion of flowers and a call to ‘Unleash your feminine power,” Viktor&Rolf further stated.

Source: Viktor&Rolf Fragrances

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 11:35 AM | View the original post





January 15, 2023

Miss Universe USA, R’Bonney Gabriel, is crowned Miss Universe


Miss Universe


Photo: R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe USA 2022, is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition on January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, airing LIVE on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe USA 2022, is crowned Miss Universe at the conclusion of the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition on January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center, airing LIVE on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Amanda Dudamel, Miss Universe Venezuela 2022; R’Bonney Gabriel, Miss Universe USA 2022; Andreina Martinez Founier, Miss Universe Dominican Republic 2022, competes on stage as a Top 3 finalist during the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition on January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center airing LIVE on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Alessia Rovegno, Miss Universe Peru 2022, competes on stage as a Top 16 finalist in Jacqueline Aguilera swimwear during the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition on January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center airing LIVE on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Gabriëla Dos Santos, Miss Universe Curacao 2022, competes on stage as a Top 5 finalist during the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition on January 14, 2023, at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center airing LIVE on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Contestants from around the globe have spent the last few weeks touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown. Photographer: TRACY NGUYEN. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.

Source: Miss Universe Organization

|GlobalGiants.Com|




del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 7:54 AM | View the original post





January 13, 2023

Kia Carens wins the ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) 2023 Award.


Kia Carens


Photo: Kia Carens wins the ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) 2023 Award. Image provided by KIA.


Kia Carens has won the Indian Car of the Year 2023 award.

The ICOTY (Indian Car of the Year) awards, held under the aegis of the Automotive Journalists Association of India (AJAI), are the most coveted automotive awards in India and are often referred to as the Oscars of the Indian automotive industry. The award is an expert and independent judgment of the best new Car. The highly experienced jury members are responsible for selecting a single decisive winner. The criteria like price, fuel efficiency, styling, comfort, safety, performance, practicality, technical innovation, value for money, and suitability for Indian driving conditions are significant factors considered while deciding on the winner.

“India is one of the most important markets for Kia, as the Indian market has grown at an unprecedented rate. Kia has become one of the fastest-growing automotive brands in the Indian market. To be recognized by the Indian Car of the Year jury is a significant achievement for the whole Kia family,” said Ho Sung Song, President, and CEO, of Kia Corporation. “The Kia Carens highlights our commitment to offering tailor-made family vehicles to meet Indian customers’ needs. The Kia EV6 embodies our vision to pave the road for electrified mobility solutions for India. We will continue our efforts to contribute to the future of mobility for customers in India and around the world.”

“We are thankful to the esteemed ICOTY jury members for this honor. This is a well-deserved recognition for the Kia brand and speaks volumes for our technological prowess, capabilities, and understanding of the Indian market,” said Tae-Jin Park, Managing Director, and CEO, of Kia India. “It reflects our successful journey in India and a great motivation to keep working and contributing towards an inspiring tomorrow.”

Kia Carens is yet another made-in-India global product from Kia that brings a family mover’s sophistication and an SUV’s sportiness in one compelling package. The Kia Carens is a comfortable, spacious three-row seater Recreational Vehicle designed for modern Indian families. The vehicle hosts first-in-class features such as 26.03 Cm (10.25”) HD Touchscreen Navigation with Next Generation Kia Connect and BOSE Premium Sound System with eight speakers. It has Smart Pure Air Purifier with Virus and Bacteria protection, Ventilated front seats, 2nd Row Seat One Touch Easy Electric Tumble and SkyLight Sunroof. All the trim levels offer the Robust 10 Hi-safety package as standard, which includes six airbags, VSM, HAC, ESC, and all-Wheel Disc Brakes, to name a few, making the Kia Carens safe for a family drive. The Kia Carens is available with three powertrain options - Smartstream 1.5 Petrol, Smartstream 1.4 T-GDi Petrol, and 1.5 CRDi VGT Diesel. Further, customers also get a chance to choose from three transmission options - 6MT, 7DCT, and 6AT. The vehicle is offered in the Seven seater option in Premium to Luxury trims, while the Luxury Plus trim is available with both six and 7-seater options.

Source: KIA

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 1:32 PM | View the original post





January 12, 2023

UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) Governing Board meets for the Future of Educational Planning


Unesco- IIEP


Unesco IIEP


Photo: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. Conference on Transforming Education through Regional Collaboration. Photographer: Lily CHAVANCE. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Lily CHAVANCE.


Paris, January 12, 2023 — The Governing Board of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) met in Paris, France, from 13 to December 14, 2022, to take stock of recent achievements and to chart a path forward for the Institute as the 60th anniversary of IIEP draws near.

Members of the Board (currently chaired by José Weinstein and representing all regions of the world) stressed that equitable access to education and equal opportunities for learning and skills development could only be achieved through solid planning and management of education systems. And this lies at the heart of IIEP’s mandate, established in 1963.

Six decades on, this remains more relevant than ever as countries worldwide strive to recover learning losses arising from the pandemic and transform education and foundational learning in a rapidly changing world.

To accompany UNESCO Member States on this journey, the Board welcomed IIEP’s recent reflections and adjustments to its core offer to countries. It includes a new global training strategy, which aims to sustainably meet the capacity needs of educational planners and systems across the globe.

Additionally, IIEP will launch a new Global Learning Academy in 2023 with a refreshed course catalog, a hybrid blended approach offering greater flexibility for professionals, and enhanced harmonization across the Buenos Aires, Dakar, and Paris offices. It will come amid a year-long celebration of IIEP’s 60th anniversary, which will also involve deep reflections on the future of planning and its place in a world facing evolving global threats and challenges.

Adding to the momentum, the Board welcomed IIEP’s new Resource Mobilization Plan as the Institute seeks to maintain and grow its funding base. In addition, a donor mapping is underway to identify opportunities that align with country demand and IIEP’s critical priorities on data, governance and finance, management for learning, equity and resilience, and skills and flexible learning.

The 12-member Board also congratulated IIEP for its substantial achievements in 2022 and its contributions to global solution-building, echoing the spirit of the Transforming Education Summit this past year.

In 2022, several planners and other education professionals received training from IIEP, and 19 countries benefited from IIEP technical assistance. Hence, it increasingly emphasizes the importance of implementing and monitoring plans and policies for tangible system transformation.

IIEP lent its support beyond the traditional education sector analysis and plan development to include a more comprehensive and diverse offer to countries.

Today, IIEP emphasizes applying a gender and crisis lens throughout the planning cycle to protect the right to education for all and to build system resilience.

Finally, in 2022, the Institute launched its new Knowledge Management and Mobilization team. It also generated and shared new evidence and knowledge on various topics, including flexible learning pathways, open government initiatives, ministry of education leadership, digital education policies, and gender dynamics.

Source: UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO)

|GlobalGiants.Com|

— The Editor is an IIEP-UNESCO certified “Independent Appraiser” of Government Education Plans.


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:57 PM | View the original post





January 11, 2023

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023: Cooperation in a Fragmented World, Addressing Pressing Crises, Tackling Future Challenges



World Economic Forum


Photo: World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023, Davos, Switzerland. Photographer: Mattias Nutt. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Mattias Nutt. [File Photo]


World Economic Forum


Photo: Participants at the World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders Alumni Gathering, Geneva, Switzerland. October 20, 2022. Photographer: Pascal Bitz. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Pascal Bitz. [File Photo]


World Economic Forum


Photo: World Economic Forum Global Shapers Annual Summit, Geneva, Switzerland. September 3, 2022. Photographer: Pascal Bitz. Image provided by & Copyright © World Economic Forum/Pascal Bitz. [File Photo]


Geneva, Switzerland, January 10, 2023 - The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2023, taking place 16-20 January in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, comes as multiple crises deepen divisions and fragment the geopolitical landscape. Leaders must address people’s immediate, critical needs while laying the groundwork for a more sustainable, resilient world by the decade’s end.

“We see the manifold political, economic, and social forces creating increased fragmentation on a global and national level. To address the root causes of this erosion of trust, we need to reinforce cooperation between the government and business sectors, creating the conditions for a strong and durable recovery. But, at the same time, there must be the recognition that economic development needs to be made more resilient, more sustainable, and nobody should be left behind,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum.

The program of the 53rd Annual Meeting focuses on solutions and public-private cooperation to tackle the world’s most pressing challenges. It encourages world leaders to work together on the interconnected issues of energy, climate, and nature; investment, trade, and infrastructure; frontier technologies and industry resilience; jobs, skills, social mobility, and health; and geopolitical cooperation in a multipolar world. Particular emphasis is on gender and geographical diversity across all sessions.

Switzerland is the host country for the Annual Meeting. More than 2,700 leaders will participate this year, with a strong representation from all key regions of the world. Top political leaders taking part include:

As well as:

Heads of international organizations taking part include:

This year will bring about the highest-ever business participation at Davos, with over 1,500 leaders registered across 700 organizations, including over 600 of the world’s top CEOs from the World Economic Forum’s Members and Partners, with top-level representation from sectors such as financial services, energy, materials and infrastructure, information and communication technologies. They come as governments increasingly look to businesses to implement big ideas quickly and inclusively. There will also be a strong representation of Global Innovators who are transforming industries, with more than 90 mission-driven leaders from the Forum’s Technology Pioneers and recently launched Unicorn communities.

Leaders from civil society taking part in the Meeting include:

Among the new initiatives at the Annual Meeting is the Global Collaboration Village. This purpose-driven metaverse fosters more sustainable public-private collaboration and spurs action to deliver impact at scale. In addition, the first-ever metaverse multilateral meeting hosted by the Forum will bring together experts and leaders from finance, food, and retail to drive action on ocean health and seafood waste.

More than 160 of the Forum’s civic-minded young leaders will join as members of our Global Shapers, Young Global Leaders, and Social Entrepreneurs communities this year. WEF will also welcome nine Indigenous leaders bringing the knowledge and expertise of their communities to advance regional and global efforts in ecosystem restoration, inclusive trade, and sustainable development.

More than 125 experts and heads of the world’s leading universities, research institutions, and think tanks will join the Meeting, bringing the latest facts, insights, science, and data into the program and the Forum’s work.

The Arts and Culture program features several sessions and immersive art installations on preserving coral reefs, displaced peoples and the global refugee crisis, gender equality and female empowerment, and global sea-level rise. In addition, it will include the 27th Annual Crystal Awards and Cultural Leaders.

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Open Forum, which welcomes diverse people worldwide to listen and share experiences with experts and leaders on pressing issues. The theme is Our Environment: Lessons, Challenges, and Opportunities.

The 53rd Annual Meeting will also be climate-neutral for the sixth consecutive year. New initiatives to boost resource efficiency and reduce emissions will build on the Forum’s 2018 ISO 20121 certification for sustainable event management.

Source: World Economic Forum

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 7:17 AM | View the original post





January 10, 2023

Adidas's new "adicross" range highlights adventurous style with sustainable roots.



Adidas


Adidas Adicross


Adidas Adicross


Adidas Adicross


Adidas Adicross


Photos: Adidas Adicross. Images provided by & Copyright © Adidas.


The adicross range always pushes the limits with non-traditional silhouettes that subtly blur the lines between sport and style. For the latest adicross collection, Adidas is introducing a bold offering of apparel and footwear inspired by outdoor fashion but specifically designed for golfers everywhere.

This season, the pieces in the adicross range embody the excitement that comes with exploring nature. In addition, Adidas looked to the vibrant colorways and unapologetic attitude unique to outdoor apparel and footwear, bringing that personality to the first tee.

Adidas’ adicross apparel range features unexpected styles that bring fresh energy and attitude to golf, all in a retro-outdoor aesthetic. The line includes short and long-sleeve polos, anoraks, hoodies, and new pants and shorts to give golfers various options to express more personality on and off the course. Select pieces from the range include:

Speaking about the adicross apparel collection, Shaun Madigan, Global Director of Apparel at Adidas Golf, said: “We’ve always been intrigued with the bold and vibrant colorways that linked to outdoor fashion and style.”

As part of the range, Adidas is also introducing two new footwear models - the adicross Hi and adicross Lo - inspired by the classic looks from 1990s outdoor fashion and culture:

The adicross Hi and adicross Lo are made with recycled materials and will be available for men and women.

Commenting on the new adicross footwear, Masun Denison, Global Footwear Director, Adidas Golf, said: “We wanted to create footwear that would meet the direction, look, and feel of the adicross apparel head-on. The vibrant colorways matched with technology give this footwear added character and persona that all golfers will enjoy.”

The new adicross apparel will be available online at adidas.com, the Adidas app, and select retailers worldwide beginning January 12, with footwear starting January 26.

Adidas is a global leader in the sporting goods industry. Headquartered in Herzogenaurach, Germany, the company employs more than 62,000 people across the globe. It generated sales of €19.8 billion in 2020.

Source: Adidas

|GlobalGiants.Com|


Explore the Course | adicross | adidas Golf



del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:55 PM | View the original post





January 9, 2023

Miss Universe Competition gets underway in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.


Miss Universe


Photo: Divita Rai, Miss Universe India 2022, gets fitted for her Portia and Scarlett gown upon arriving at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Competition. The MISS UNIVERSE delegates are touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown before the show airs LIVE from New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM ET on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Aleksandra Klepaczka, Miss Universe Poland 2022, spends the afternoon showing her musical talent at The Jazz Playhouse inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The MISS UNIVERSE delegates are touring, filming, rehearsing, and preparing to compete for the MISS UNIVERSE crown before the show airs LIVE from New Orleans, Louisiana, on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM ET on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish. Photographer: TRACY NGUYEN. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Barbara Cabrera, Miss Universe Argentina 2022, competes on stage in Jacqueline Aguilera swimwear during the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center on January 11, 2023. Tune in to the LIVE telecast on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM CT to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.


Miss Universe


Photo: Hrafnhildur Haraldsdóttir, Miss Universe Iceland 2022, and Divita Rai, Miss Universe India 2022, on stage in fashion by Portia and Scarlett during the opening of the 71st MISS UNIVERSE Preliminary Competition at the New Orleans Ernst N. Morial Convention Center on January 11, 2023. Tune in to the LIVE telecast on The Roku Channel in English and Telemundo in Spanish on Saturday, January 14 at 7:00 PM CT to see who will become the next Miss Universe. Photographer: BENJAMIN ASKINAS. Image provided by & Copyright © Miss Universe Organization.

Source: Miss Universe Organization

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 10:11 AM | View the original post





January 8, 2023

Tissot introduces Lovely Kits, a Series of Versatile, Colorful Ladies' Watch and Straps Kits.


Tissot


Tissot


Tissot


Tissot


How versatile is your watch? Tissot’s next design evolution introduces a series of playful, colorful, highly adaptable watch and straps kits into the retro-styled Lovely line of petite, square-cased ladies’ watches. With these kits, fashion-forward women can keep time, no matter what their look, with just one beautifully crafted Swiss-Made Tissot watch.

Tissot says it has created the Lovely Kits to elevate your look across the seasons: the festive period, Valentine’s, and summer. Each kit comes with four straps chosen to fit the seasonal theme. For the festive season, a polished stainless steel watch with diamond-dot indices comes with four sparkling straps in silver, charcoal, brown, and blue so that your watch will always match your party look. For Valentine’s Day, it comes with straps in crimson and three violet finishes, matt, gloss, and glitter, each creating a look that captures the passion of the season. For summer, a rose gold plated version with baton indices gets complemented by straps in warm shades of brown, green, fuchsia, and grey. In addition, the steel model is paired with pastel shades of green, pink, violet, and turquoise, while the gold option of the watch gets paired with dark blue, wine red, light turquoise, and light pink straps.

Of course, while Tissot has conceived the Lovely Kits for special times, you can change the strap to suit a mood or occasion as the need arises.

Source: TISSOT

|GlobalGiants.Com|


del.icio.us StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

Edited & Posted by the Editor | 12:59 PM | View the original post






Start from HOME Go to Top


TRANS WORLD EXPORTS