Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Communist Party of China (CPC) to convene 18th National Congress on November 8

The 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is proposed to convene on Nov. 8 in Beijing.

The Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee decided at a meeting on Friday to submit the proposal to the seventh plenary meeting of the 17th CPC Central Committee, which will be held on Nov. 1.

The Political Bureau meeting, presided over by Hu Jintao, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, studied the preparatory work for the November meetings.

Participants of the meeting also reviewed the draft work report of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to be submitted to the upcoming Party congress.

The congress is a very important meeting to be held at a critical time when China is building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, and deepening reform and opening up and accelerating the transformation of economic development pattern in difficult areas, the meeting said.

The congress will hold high the banner of socialism with Chinese characteristics, be guided with the Deng Xiaoping Theory and the important thoughts of "Three Represents," and thoroughly carry out the Scientific Outlook on Development, according to the meeting.

The congress will review the Party's work over the past five years as well as what the Party has implemented since the 16th CPC National Congress.

It will summarize the precious experience the Party has gained from the historical process of uniting and leading the people of all ethnic groups to carry on and advance the socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to the meeting.

The congress will thoroughly examine the current international and domestic situation and take into account of the new requirements for the country's development and new expectations from the people.

The congress will draw out the guidelines and policies that respond to the call of the times and fulfill the wishes of the people.

The congress will make strategic plans for the overall advancement of China's reform and opening up and socialist modernization drive, as well as for the overall advancement of Party building in the new era.

The congress will further mobilize the entire Party and the people of all ethnic groups to march unswervingly along the road of socialism with Chinese characteristics, continue to advance scientific development and promote social harmony, and continue to improve people's livelihood and well-being, and strive for the building of a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way.

A new CPC Central Committee and a new Central Commission for Discipline Inspection will be elected at the congress, according to the meeting.

All preparatory work for the congress is going smoothly at present and preparations should be continued earnestly to ensure a successful congress, according to the meeting.

The meeting approved that the draft work report of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection to be submitted to the Party's 18th National Congress will be discussed at the seventh plenary meeting of the 17th CPC Central Committee.


GURGAON, OCTOBER 23: Caroline Hedwall, who made a successful return from injury last month to win on the Ladies European Tour will be back at the DLF Golf and Country club to defend the Hero Women’s Indian Open title. Hedwall, who won four titles in her Rookie year in 2011 and became the LET Player of the Year, leads a  very strong line-up as the 2010 champion Laura Davies and the 2008-2009 champion Phatlum Pornanong have also confirmed their participation in the flagship event from November 30 to December 2.
Around 108 golfers from more than 25 countries will feature in the $ 300,000 (Euros 225,000) event tri-sanctioned by the Ladies European Tour (LET), the Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT) and Women's Golf Association of India (WGAI). The event will be played over three days and 54 holes.
Though the final list of golfers will become known as the tournament dates come closer, confirmations have already been received from Hedwall, Laura Davies, Phatlum Pornanong, Trish Johnson and two-time winner this season, Stacy Keating among others. More confirmations will be received in the next few days and they are expected to include all top names on the ISPS Handa Order of Merit.
The Indian challenge will include Sharmila Nicollet, who qualified for the LET last year through the Qualifying School and Smriti Mehra, a former LPGA player, who last week finished in top-10 at Ladies Indonesia Open. Young stars like Vani Kapoor, Nalini Singh Siwach and Neha Tripathi will also be challengers at the event.
Ms. Alexandra Armas, Executive Director of the Ladies European Tour, said the tournament indicated how the LET was growing in various part of the world and is a sign of the growing strength of golf in India. She said, “The Ladies European Tour (LET) is delighted to be back at DLF Golf and Country Club for the third successive year to contest the highly sought after Hero Women’s Indian Open title.
Our members will once again enjoy playing on this magnificent golf course as they compete alongside fellow professional golfers from the Ladies Asian Golf Tour and Women’s Golf Association of India.”
The Hero Womens Indian Open is part of the final stretch of events on the LET calendar. There is only one more event, the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters scheduled after the Hero Indian Open 2012.
Mr. Pawan Munjal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp Ltd, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to know that so many top women stars will be participating in this year’s Hero Women’s Indian Open. In such a short time, this event has grown in stature on the Ladies Asian Golf Tour and the Ladies European Tour. I am sure the Hero Women’s Indian Open is going to present a perfect platform for the emerging Indian players to test their skills against some of the best players from around the world. For the game to sustain its rising popularity in the country, more women players have to do well in big-ticket golfing events such as the Hero Indian Open.
“Having been associated with the evolution and growth of the game of golf in India since its early days, I am personally delighted to see so many Indian women players doing well in the international circuit. With golf being one of the fastest-growing sports in the country, we are proud to have played our small role in the evolution of the game in India.”
Mrs. Kavita Singh, President of the WGAI, said, “With Hero MotoCorp as the sponsor and the support of Ladies European Tour (LET) and Ladies Asian Golf Tour (LAGT), the WGAI has seen the Women’s Indian Open grow into one of the biggest events in the region. Now in its sixth year, the Hero Women’s Indian Open has a purse of US $ 300,000. I am also thankful to the sponsors for supporting the fledgling Women’s Professional Golf Tour. I am sure as years roll by women’s golf take its due place as one of the avenues for a viable career for Indian sportswomen.”
The stellar field is led Caroline Hedwall, who won four titles in 2011 and became the Rookie of the Year and also the LET Player of the Year. In 2012, she had sit out because of injury, but when she returned to action in September she won the UNIQA Ladies Golf Open in Austria for fifth LET title. She was also the Captain’s pick for the 2011 Solheim Cup.
Davies, winner in 2010, has won close to 85 international titles including four Majors and 20 titles on LPGA. She has also won the LET Money List title seven times.
Stacey Keating has won two titles this year and the wins came in successive weeks at the Tenerife Open de Espana Femenino and Lacoste Ladies Open de France.
Pornanong Phatlum, winner of the Women’s Indian Open in 2008 and 2009, is now a regular on the LPGA and she admits that she loves to come back to India and play the Indian Open.
Other prominent players are likely to include the 2008 Indian Masters winner, Gwladys Nocera (Swe), former LPGA player, Jennifer Rosales (Phi), LET’s veretan stars Trish Johnson and Sophie Gustafson.
The Women’s Indian Open has proved to be a stepping stone for many golfers in the region. The inaugural winner of Indian Open in 2007, Yani Tseng of Chinese Taipei, is now World No. 1 and already at 23 has won five Majors. Also playing on LPA after winning on Indian Open is the 22-yar-old Thai Phatlum Pornanong.
Mr. Koichi Kato, President of LAGT, said “I would like to thank the Women's Golf Association of India, (WGAI) and its sponsors for their commitment in keeping the Hero Women's Indian Open alive and at the same time raising the tournament's profile. In just its 6th edition, the Hero Women’s Indian Open has established itself as a premier golfing event for women in the Asian region.”
The award-winning host club, DLF Golf and Country Club, adjudged as one of the best in South Asia and Asia, was recently named as the No. 1 course in India. It has been the venue of the event ever since its inception in 2007. It is situated in the heart of DLF City in Gurgaon, Haryana, just 15 minutes away from the International Airport. The rugged Aravali Range forms a dramatic backdrop to the Arnold Palmer designed course. The stunning parkland course sits amid sparkling lakes, meandering streams and a variety of flora and fauna. It is a par 72, 18-hole course, which boasts world-class fairways, fast, true greens and a majestic clubhouse.
The course has played host to world-class events including the men’s Hero Indian Open, the Johnnie Walker Classic, Avantha Masters, the DLF Masters and the past four editions of the Women’s Indian Open.

Formed over 30 years ago, the Ladies European Tour (LET) aims to promote worldwide interest in the game of golf as well as to further the interest of its playing members. It has spawned some of the world’s greatest players such as Annika Sorenstam and Laura Davies.
Website: www.ladieseuropeantour.com, Twitter: letgolf.

Formed in 2005 and taking over where the previously known Kosaido Ladies Asian Golf Circuit left off in 2003. LAGT is more than just a Tour; it has lofty aspirations for the development of Asian ladies’ golf locally and internationally. It has a strong association with the R&A, Asia Pacific golf Confederation, the LPGA and the Ladies European Tour.
Website: www.lagt.org

The Women Golf Association of India is a non-profit organization whose objective is to uplift women through the medium of sport. 'Empowerment of women through sport', is the motto for the WGAI Tour, which was established in 2006. The Women’s Indian Open was first held in 2007.
Website: www.wgai.co.in
Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi                       Instituto Cervantes 
28 de octubre de 2012 / October 28th of 2012 
 El Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi, la Embajada de España y Delhi Art Festival tienen el placer de invitarle a la representación de:

"La muerte de Dussasana"

Flamenco-Kathakali fusión por Flaka

Domingo 28 de octubre a las 7pm en Auditorio Kamani, DIAF, entrada libre.

Sinopsis: Mahabharata , temas universales como violencia de género, guerra civil y venganza que a lo largo de la historia han mostrado el comportamiento humano. Dos culturas geográficamente distantes y artísticamente similares. Este espectáculo es una fusión de dos formas de arte que tratan sobre un tema recurrente de las sociedades asiáticas y europeas del pasado y del presente: la violencia contra las mujeres. Danza y teatro se juntan con la intención de denunciar y romper la maldición de nuestros tiempos. Un viaje al pasado a través de la fusión contemporánea del Flamenco y el Kathakali. “La Muerte de Dussasana” es una adaptación del extracto homónimo perteneciente al Mahábharata. Tradicionalmente, la autoría del Mahabharata se atribuye a Viasadeva. Él fue el abuelo de las dos grandes dinastías de la historia: Kauravas y Pandavas. Este episodio muestra la guerra civil entre las dos familias. El maltrato de una mujer para motivar la guerra y la venganza. Temas universales que con la humanidad y la literatura han marcado la historia y realidad de los seres humanos.

Biografía: Flaka nació de la colaboración entre instituciones y organizaciones de España e India para fusionar dos artes geográficamente distantes pero artísticamente cercanas. El estreno de la obra fue el 11 de noviembre de 2009 en OTRO, Festival Internacional de Teatro de Murcia, España.
Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi, the Embassy of Spain and Delhi Art Festival cordially invite you to the concert of:

"The killing of Dussasana"

Flamenco-Kathakali fussion by Flaka
Sunday 28th of October at 7pm at Kamani Auditorium, DIAF, free entrance

Synopsis: Mahabharata, universal themes like gender violence, civil war and revenge that along History have shown us human’s behaviour. Two cultures distant geographically and artistically similar. This performance is a fusion of two art forms which tackles a recurrent issue in past and today's societies be it in Asia or in Europe: violence against women. Dance and theatre come together in an attempt to raise awareness and break a curse of our times. A trip to the past through a contemporary fusion of Flamenco and Kathakali. “The killing of Dussasana” is an adaptation of the extract with same name and that belongs to the Mahábharata. Traditionally, the authorship of the Mahabharata is attributed to Viasadeva, He was the grandfather of the two main dinasties of the story: Kauravas & Pandavas. This episode shows the civil war between both families. The mistreatment of a woman in order to motivate a war and revenge. Universal themes that along humanity and literature have marked the history and reality of human beings.

Biography: Flaka was born out of collaborating with institutions and organisations from India and Spain to make fusions of two arts distant geographically but close artistically,
The premiere of the play was on the 11th of November of 2009 at OTRO,International Theatre Festival in Murcia, Spain.


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Panasonic associates with CEAMA for India’s biggest consumer electronics fair:
Three-day long exhibition showcasing breakthrough innovations from biggest brands
22nd October 2012, New Delhi: Consumer Electronics and Appliances Manufacturers Association of India (CEAMA) today, announced the inaugural edition of Home Electronics Show (HES)– India’s biggest ever exhibition of consumer electronics, home appliances, ICT, and Digital Lifestyle Products. This three-day, high energy extravaganza will be held from 26th to 28th October 2012 at Hall 14, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Home Electronic Show 2012 is being supported by Panasonic as its Presenting Sponsor, powered by Samsung; and LG, Blackberry and Haier as Associate Sponsors. As the biggest consumer technology tradeshow in India, HES 2012 will showcase products from some of world’s biggest manufacturers, developers and suppliers of consumer technology hardware from key sectors including Audio, Appliances, Computer Hardware, Connected Home, Digital Imaging, Electronic Gaming, Emerging Technology, Lifestyle Electronics, Telecommunications and Wireless Technologies.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Anirudh Dhoot, President CEAMA said, “We are launching this international trade show which would offer an unprecedented opportunity for the global consumer electronics industry to exhibit and explore one of the most dynamic and fastest growing economies in the world- India. HES 2012 will create a cost effective and unified platform to showcase products, offerings, capabilities and innovations to the Indian consumers. We want this to be an annual event and become a platform for brands in our country to showcase their unique innovations. We are extremely proud to present this show and would like to thank all our sponsors and associations for their support in making this happen.”
Speaking about the association, Mr. Manish Sharma, MD, Consumer Product Division, Panasonic India said, “We are delighted to be associated with CEAMA for Home Electronics Show 2012. This is first-of-its kind event in India aimed to bring together consumer electronics giants to showcase their best in products, technology and innovation. HES 2012 will give us an international scale platform to showcase our consumer products portfolio.” He further added, “This year, we are targeting Rs. 5,500 crore turnover from consumer product division out of the total target of Rs. 10,000 crore for Panasonic India. We have done an investment of Rs. 400 crore for this division alone on advertising, promotion and brand building initiatives.”
The show will witness Panasonic products such as VIERA Smart TV with latest smart apps, Home Theatre Systems with 3D gaming, Lumix digital cameras and lenses for every photographer’s delight, Eco-friendly Refrigerators, Microwave Ovens, recently introduced Blue water purifiers, air purifiers, personal grooming and beauty products and the Econavi inverter technology.
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