INSTITUTO CERVANTES DE NUEVA DELHI – CULTURA – 11 DICIEMBRE 2016 – Web
“Gente de bien”
“Good People” by Franco Lolli
11/12/2016 Auditorio, Instituto Cervantes, a las 4:30 p.m.
Ciclo de cine colombiano: “Gente de bien” de Franco Lolli
Sinopsis: Erick, un niño de diez años abandonado por su madre, se encuentra viviendo de la noche a la mañana con Ariel, su padre a quien apenas conoce. Al hombre le cuesta mantenerlos a flote y crear una relación con su hijo. Conmovida, Maria Isabel, la mujer de clase alta para la que Ariel trabaja como carpintero, decide ayudarlos, y los invita al campo a pasar las Navidades con ella y su familia. Pero al tomar al niño bajo su ala, no mide del todo las consecuencias de sus actos. (+)
Colombian Film Series: “Good people” by Franco Lolli
Synopsis: Eric, 10, finds himself almost overnight living with Gabriel, his father, who he barely knows. Living in a noisy boarding house in a rough and ready quarter of Bógota, Gabriel struggles to make ends meet. However, Eric sees a different side to the city when he is taken to the home of one of Gabriel’s wealthier clients, a middle-class university teacher who is keen to help the pair out. (+)
Free Entry. In Spanish with English subtitles.
09/12/2016 Auditorio, Instituto Cervantes, a las 7:00 p.mCine ecuatoriano: “El Juego Sucio” Sinopsis: “El Juego Sucio” cuenta la historia de un periodista norteamericano que viaja a Ecuador para buscar pruebas del supuesto fraude del sistema jurídico en el país en contra de la petrolera Chevron que fue condenada a pagar a las comunidades amazónicas una indemnización por daño ambiental, que asciende a $ 9.500 millones de dólares. Sin embargo, luego de su investigación en el país andino encuentra otra realidad y decide viajar a la Amazonía para constatar las pruebas de los residuos dejados por Texaco por la explotación de hidrocarburos realizada entre 1964 y 1992, sin cumplir con las normas mínimas ambientales, que ocasionó daños en un área de 2 millones de hectáreas. (+)
Ecuadorian Cinema: Foul Play Synopsis: “The Dirty Game” tells the story of an American journalist who travels to Ecuador to seek evidence of the alleged fraud of the legal system in the country against the Chevron oil company that was condemned to pay the Amazon communities compensation for environmental damage, which Is $ 9.5 billion. However, after his research in the Andean country finds another reality and decides to travel to the Amazon to verify the evidence of the waste left by Texaco for the exploitation of hydrocarbons made between 1964 and 1992, without complying with the minimum environmental standards, which caused damage in an area of 2 million hectares. (+)
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Del 12/12/2016 al 29/03/2017 Kochi Muziris Biennale“En puntas” por Javier Pérez Sobre la instalación mostrada en Kochi: “En Puntas” es una instalació y video hecho por el artista Javier Pérez junto con la bailarina Amélie Ségarra ejecutando una increíble danza sobre un gran piano, enteramente en puntas, utilizando un set customizado de zapatillas de ballet, que extienden el talón con un par de cuchillos de cocina muy afilados. Si bailar en puntas de pie por un período prolongado de tiempo no es suficiente, Ségarra sumó la presión de balancearse en una fina plataforma, todavía a mayor altura. El hecho de que Ségarra mantuviese el equilibro e inclusive dejara sus marcas a propósito con las cuchillas afiladas a lo largo del piano, es a la vez, estimulante y aterrador. La intensa pérformance se hace aún más atrapante a medida que las puntas de los pies de la elegante bailarina se acercan a los bordes de la mesa, haciendo más difícil apartar la vista de la danza. La poderosa proeza de fuerza y equilibrio ejemplificada por la bailarina, es eventualmente acompañada por la angustia emocional en sus gritos de dolor, cuando la presión del tiempo y el agotamiento físico pesan sobre sus sobrecargados pies. La pérformance de Ségarra dibuja la empatía de la audiencia, mientras se fuerza a sí misma, buscando la perfección. Ella se encuentra, al mismo tiempo, hermosa y rota. El proyecto afirma: “[Pérez] revela la debilidad que significan los límites entre conceptos aparentemente irreconciliables tales como belleza-crueldad, fragilidad-violencia, cultura-naturaleza, vida y muerte.” (+)
“Pointe work” by Javier Pérez About the artwork in Kochi: «En Puntas» A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized musicbox. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre. The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes. Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death. (+)
Russia and the US are close to an understanding on Aleppo, Syria, but Moscow is cautious regarding the outcome, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said on Thursday. “We are close to reaching understanding now, but we have no overestimated expectations,” TASS quoted the diplomat as saying.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey and his US counterpart John Kerry have discussed ceasefire efforts in Aleppo, the US Department of State said. At the bilateral meeting in Hamburg, Germany, the diplomats focused on “ongoing multilateral efforts to achieve a cessation of hostilities in Aleppo,” and the delivery of humanitarian aid. Lavrov and Kerry are in Germany to take part in an OSCE Ministerial Council meeting in Hamburg on December 8-9. “We exchanged some ideas about it [Aleppo] and we intend to connect in the morning to see where we are,” Kerry told reporters after the meeting in Hamburg. Lavrov did not issue a statement.
Nearly 150 civilians, most disabled or in need of medical care, were evacuated overnight from a hospital in Aleppo’s Old City, the first major evacuation from the eastern sector, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday.“These patients and civilians had been trapped in the area for days because of heavy clashes nearby and as the front line kept drawing closer,” said the head of the ICRC delegation in Syria, Marianne Gasser, who is in the city. Among those evacuated from Dar Al-Safaa hospital in the Old City – reclaimed by Syrian government forces on Tuesday – 118 patients were taken to three hospitals in the west of Aleppo and 30 people were taken to shelters, also in the west of the city. The evacuation was conducted jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent.RT news
· One more addition to the exciting colour options for customers of Galaxy S7 edge – Blue Coral
· 15GB free Samsung cloud storage for new and existing users
New Delhi, December 7, 2016: Samsung India today announced the launch of a new colour variant of its hugely successful flagship device Galaxy S7 edge. In addition to its existing four colours, the smartphone will now be available in an elegant new Blue Coral colour. The new variants will also come loaded with 15GB free cloud storage for an even more complete smartphone experience.
The new editions boast all the flagship features of the Galaxy S7 edge that users love, including the enhanced design, brilliant low light camera, IP68 dust and water resistance, wireless charging, and unparalleled connectivity to a galaxy of services, products and experiences.
“The Galaxy S7 edge has witnessed a tremendous response from Indian consumers. The new colour variant is one of the trendiest must-have colours of the year and will compliment personal styles and offers a touch of sophistication. Coupled with a premium design and impeccable functionality, the new variant will surely add to the phenomenal success of the Galaxy S7 edge in India”, saidMr Manu Sharma, Vice President, Mobile Business, Samsung India
Spotlighting urgent need to end violence against women and girls, business leaders pledge commitment and investment
UN Women and India’s IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry announce partnership to boost women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment; Gateway of India and other iconic Mumbai monuments turn orange as part of 16 Days of Activism
New Delhi / Mumbai, December 7, 2016 — Unveiling a new partnership, UN Women and the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMC) today organised a high-level event to underline the critical link between women’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women, and the need for urgent and adequate investment in the twin themes.
UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on a visit to India was the Chief Guest at the conference titled ‘WeUNiTE: Investing in Planet 50-50’. Private sector leaders, UN officials, gender experts and activists explored how skill development, entrepreneurship and innovation could help achieve gender equality and women’s economic empowerment. Indian film actress Katrina Kaif was a special invitee at the conference, held as part of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence, a campaign that aims to galvanize actions on ending violence against women around the world, from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December, Human Rights Day. During this year’s 16 Days, the UN Women-led UNiTE campaign’s “Orange the World” initiative is highlighting the urgent need to raise money to end violence against women and girls. The India visit is the culmination of UN Women Executive Director’s tour during the 16 Days of Activism, which took her to Liberia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in recent weeks.
Violence against women and girls affects one in three worldwide. A new study from ActionAid shows that in India, 73 per cent of have experienced some form of violence or harassment in the past month. Prevalent across the world in different forms, violence against women and girls also has a long term impact on economies. A recent study estimated that the cost of intimate-partner violence accounting in 2013 could be as high as 5.2 per cent of the global economy. Despite growing recognition that the pandemic of violence against women is a gross human rights violation and a serious obstacle to development, there continues to be a persistent funding gap, which impedes progress.
“Violence against women is a gross violation of rights for women and girls and a setback for society. There is also a clear and direct link between violence against women and their ability to participate effectively and productively in the economy, including lost workdays, lower income, increased public expenditure and lost opportunities for education, employment and political participation, ” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the event. “Under investment in both gender equality and ending violence against women comes at a high human and economic cost. To prevent and end violence against women requires all key institutions in society to work together, to provide services to victims and survivors of violence,” she added.
IMC, is an apex Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry with a reach of over 250,000 business establishments in India. The partnership between IMC and UN Women will accelerate efforts towards women’s economic empowerment through skill building, promoting entrepreneurship and innovation; and creating enabling environment for violence free work and public spaces.
“If our GDP has to grow, it has to be in tandem with gender equality. The WeUNiTe partnership addresses gender equality and violence against women. Today, to coincide with the partnership in the evening, heritage sites will be lit up. This is a broad partnership with UN Women which focuses on social entrepreneurship and skill building, and we look forward to working together with UN Women,” said Deepak Premnarayen, President IMC.
A key highlight of the event was an ‘Equality Dialogue’ between Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka and Ms. Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector bank. Industry leaders, gender experts and celebrity advocates outlined various dimensions of violence against women and girls, the interventions that are showing results, and also the game changer that economic empowerment of women can be to ending the pandemic of violence.
“The SDGs are an ambitious agenda, a tough one to achieve. But I do believe we are all responsible for making it possible. If I do not act now and merely speak, I will be doing a disservice to women. I will be doing whatever I can in my capacity to create awareness about gender equality,” said Katrina Kaif.
“I got threats when I filed the case against my attacker. I got a historical judgment in my case, he was given life imprisonment. I had become blind- handicapped, I didn’t want to be a burden on my family. I became independent and empowered myself to move ahead in life. I finished my education and met NGOs working on acid attack survivors and I joined hands with them and fought for them,” said Haseena Hussain, National Federation of the Blind, Karnataka, and acid attack survivor.
Accompanying the event and sending a strong signal against gender-based violence, iconic Mumbai monuments such as the Gateway of India were illuminated in orange to mark the 16 Days of Activism to end violence against women, attended by UN Women Executive Director and other dignitaries. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Western Railway building, and the University of Mumbai were also ‘oranged’ as part of the initiative. The Indian landmarks join a growing list of world monuments that are being “oranged” during the 16 Days fortnight, which include, in North America New York City’s Gracie Mansion and City Hall and the BC Stadium in Vancouver, Canada; the Presidential Palaces in Ecuador, Chile and Colombia; the Minar-i-Pakistan monument in Pakistan, the UNESCO World Heritage Patan Durbar Square in Nepal, and Xi Hu Lake and temples in China; the Parliament of Uganda and the Gender Ministry in Liberia; the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and the archaeological site of Jerash in Jordan; and the European Parliament, European Commission buildings and over 30 landmark buildings in Istanbul.
Quotes from Conference high-level speakers:
Chanda Kochar, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd, India’s largest private sector Bank: “We must step up skilling efforts, make women educated, but also employable. At ICICI we have put in place measures such as adoption leave, work-from-home, using technology to ensure safety of women staff during travels. Maternity leave and focus on women’s safety are critical.”
Lalitha Kumaramangalam, Chairperson, National Commission for Women, India: “All governments understand that women’s empowerment makes economic sense. Governments realize that that cost of violence against women impedes economic growth. Women across India have varying child care needs, there no-one-size-fits-all solution, but a variety of solutions also exist. But we need reliable gender-disaggregated data—on crime, land records—to address gaps in women’s safety and empowerment.”
Yamini Mishra, Gender-Responsive Budgeting Specialist, Asia-Pacific Region, UN Women: “There is global consensus on the need for financing for closing the gender gap. Many Asia-Pacific countries are doing costing of violence against women and the investment required. Human rights are unassailable–ending violence against women and investing is about smart economics but more important a basic question of human rights.”
Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research: “Women have started questioning the narrative—whether it is questioning the personal laws or why should women be discriminated? We need to look at a transformative society and be partners to ensure a gender equal world.”
Steel is a key component for a country’s progress and Indian Railways being the most cost-effective medium to promote a product, Vizag Steel has chosen to promote its brand image through Samta Express, said Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel while flagging off the train along with Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways.
Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways and Chaudhary Birender Singh, Minister of Steel together flagged off the daily Hazrat Nizamuddin – Visakhapatnam, Samta Express, now renamed as Vizag Steel Samta Express at Nizamuddin station in New Delhi today. The Vizag Steel Samta Express has been emblazoned with eye-catching Vizag Steel promotional visuals across its entire length.
Commending Vizag Steel for taking proactive steps to counter the downtrend in the prevailing scenario by effectively channelling its marketing efforts with a structured brand promotion activity, Shri Birender Singh informed that undertaking such initiatives would not only help Vizag Steel extend its market reach to both urban and rural markets, but would also go a long way in increasing the nation’s per capita steel consumption from 61 kg to the global level of 208 kg, as envisaged by the Steel Ministry.
Vizag Steel is the brand name of the Public Sector Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) with an annual capacity of 6.3 Million tonnes (Mt) of long steel products for consumption of the domestic market and is one of the leading domestic long steel producers, supplying wire-rods, re-bars, structural, squares, rounds etc. catering to construction, infrastructure sectors of the Indian Economy. VIZAG steel, known for its quality and operational efficiencies, is the first integrated steel plant to be certified for Quality, Health, Safety and Environment.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Prabhu said that other Public Sector enterprises should also avail the benefits of promotion of their products through Indian Railways with a vast reach, unmatched to any other medium.
While welcoming the august gathering, P Madhusudan, CMD RINL said that Steel and Indian Railways have a symbiotic relationship. Steel Industry depends heavily on Railways for transportation of its raw material and finished steel products and in turn Steel Plants supplies steel materials for track, rolling stocks, bridges, stations etc. RINL is also in the process of taking up manufacture of import substitution products for Railways in line with government’s initiative of “Make in India”.
Photo caption: Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Railways and Chaudhary Birender Singh, Union Minister of Steel flagging off the daily Hazrat Nizamuddin – Visakhapatnam, Samta Express, now renamed as Vizag Steel Samta Express at Nizamuddin station, New Delhi on 08.12.2016. Shri Vishnu Deo Sai, Minister of State for Steel, Dr Aruna Sharma, Secretary Steel, Shri PK Singh, Chairman SAIL and Shri P Madhusudan, CMD RINL are also seen.
Bespoke repair and availability support solutions rolled out for AirAsia’s fleet of 304 A320neo
Paris, Amstelveen, Sepang, 8 December 2016 – AirAsia and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) today inked a component support agreement for the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320neo passenger jets, ultimately scheduled to number 304 aircraft. AirAsia took delivery of its first A320neo on 7 September this year in Hamburg.
Signed in the presence of AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and Air France CEO Franck Terner, the contract between the two groups includes component repair services and solutions designed to maximise aircraft availability, such as the provision of a local main base kit at AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur facility.
Tailor-made solution for a mega-client
To earn the trust of AirAsia, the world’s largest low-cost carrier by passengers carried and jet fleet, AFI KLM E&M came up with an ultra-competitive support offer, specially tailored to the expectations of the carrier, which was looking for maximum aircraft availability. With its experience of large-scale support, whether for its parent airlines or its third-party airline clients, AFI KLM E&M is able to offer maintenance solutions for very large fleets like that operated by AirAsia.
At the signing ceremony held in Sepang, Malaysia, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said: “We are delighted to find a strong partner in AFI KLM E&M and one that is as dynamic as us. Operating a new-generation aircraft at such a large scale requires adaptive, world-class support, and we have the utmost confidence that AFI KLM E&M will be able to provide us with the responsiveness, reliability and performance needed.”
AirAsia has already had an opportunity to test the effectiveness of the MRO solutions delivered by AFI KLM E&M, which currently provides component support for the fleet of A330s operated by AirAsia X, the AirAsia’s budget long-haul subsidiary. Thus far, that support contract has given the carrier total satisfaction, with the initial agreement signed in 2009 being extended in 2013.
Air France CEO Franck Terner added: “We are very honored that AirAsia is extending its trust to us by awarding AFI KLM E&M with the support of its brand new A320neo fleet. I know that with Anne Brachet, AirAsia will find a careful and trusted partner for many years to come.”
For her part, Anne Brachet, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance, said: “This outstanding contract is further proof of the quality and reputation of the aircraft maintenance services that we provide. Following the fruitful partnership with AirAsia X, we are proud to welcome its parent airline, AirAsia, to our client portfolio and will strive to develop the same kind of trust-based partner relationship with it.”
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