Monday, November 19, 2012

Today is World Toilet Day

Dear Naresh , Today is World Toilet Day (WTD). The day is celebrated across the world to raise global awareness on the struggle 2.6 billion people face every day without access to proper, clean sanitation. WTD brings to the forefront the health, emotional and psychological consequences the poor endure as a result of inadequate sanitation.
Globally, India has the largest number of people - more than 600 million - still defecating in the open. Less than half the population of the country use toilets - in rural areas, almost 70 per cent do not have access to toilets. And diarrhoea, due to the lack of safe water, sanitation and basic hygiene, together with respiratory infections are the number one cause for child deaths in India.
Sanitation is vital for ensuring health, dignity and sustainable development. It can save hundreds of thousands of children who die every year.
Take ACTION now! Visit www.killthegerms.in to help spread the message among friends and family about ways to improve the hygiene and sanitation in the country.
Participate in the photo contest and win prizes. You can also use the Germ Application or simply donate for the cause.

Visit www.killthegerms.in
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Warm regards,

María Fernández Ruiz de Larrinaga
UNICEF India

Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi     Instituto Cervantes  
  23 de noviembre de 2012 / November 23rd of 2012
 
                       
               

Programa / Program:
W.A. Mozart
Sonate für Klavier und Violine B Dur KV 454
L.v. Beethoven
Kreutzersonate“ A-Dur op. 47
Pablo de Sarasate
Romanza andaluza
J. Brahms
Scherzo c-moll aus der FAE Sonate
Manuel de Falla
Suite populaire espagnole:
Franz Schubert
Sonatine für Klavier und Violine g moll D408
Manuel Ponce
Estrellita
Fritz Kreisler
Liebesleid , Schön Rosmarin

 
  El Foro de Cultura Austríaco y el Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi tienen el placer de invitarle al concierto de:
“Violín y piano”
Por Tuppy Duo. Freya Tuppy (violin) & Hemma Tuppy (piano)

Viernes 23 de noviembre a las 7pm en el auditorio, entrada libre.

Tuppy Duo está formado por las hermanas Hemma y Freya Tuppy. Debido a su pasión por la música de cámara y la gran oportunidad de tocar juntas desde su niñez, alcanzaron pronto un alto nivel de experiencia y sensibilidad en la comunicación musical. Lo que las une es el su interés por los repertorios de todo tipo de música para violín y piano y sus ganas por perseguir esa pasión.

Freya Tuppy, violin. Freya Tuppy nació en Vienna en 1990 y studio violin desde los 7 años en el curso preparatorio de la University of Performing Arts en Vienna con Michael Frischenschlager, Marina Sorokowa y Dora Schwarzberg. En Junio de 2008 Freya se graduó en Akademisches Gymnasium Wien cum laude. En 2009 fue admitida en Estudios Superiores para Violín de Eugenia Polatschek en el Conservatorio de la Universidad Privada en 2011 en las clases de violín de Anton Sorokow. En 2011 recibió la beca Erasmus para estudiar en el Conservatorio de Amsterdam con Peter Brunt. Además de sus estudios de solo también estudia música de cámara como Duo con su hermana Hemma y el Trio de Altenberg desde 2010. La joven violinista fué elegida para una clase de educación en el Centro Karajan (Junge Akademie Wien”). Freya es miembro de la Joven Orquestra Filarmónica de Vienna y Tuppy Trio. Freya Tuppy ha Ganado numerosos primeros premios y reconocimientos en la Competición Austríaca para Jóvenes, „Prima la Musica“, tanto como solista y como en formaciones de música de cámara con sus hermanas Hemma (Piano) y Tilman (Chelo).
En 2002 Freya interpretó “Kleiner Mozart” en el musical para niños de Timna en el “Wiener Secession” y en el “Theater Akzent”. (CD recording) Freya Tuppy ha dado conciertos en China, Alemania, Croacia, Italia, Holanda y Austria (entre otros en el Haydn Hall del Castillo Esterhazy en Eisenstadt, en el Music Hall de Ludwigsburg, en la Sociedad para Música y Teatro, en el Eroica Hall del Palacio Lobkowitz y el Bösendorfer Hall de Vienna).

Hemma Tuppy, piano. Hemma Tuppy nació en 1988 en Vienna y empezó sus estudios de piano a los 7 años en la Universidad para la Música y Artes Escénicas de Vienna con Alma Sauer. En 2006 Hemma fue aceptada para los Estudios de Diploma de Piano del pianist alemán Stefan Arnold. El mismo año se graduó cum laude en el Akademisches Gymnasium Wien. Desde 2010 ha estado estudiando música de cámara con el trío Altenberg en el Conservatorio de la Universidad Privada y forma parte de los estudios de música de cámara “Aurora” de Suecia. Hemma Tuppy ha ganado numerosos premios a nivel nacional e internacional de competiciones como la la Competición Austríaca „Prima la Musica“ (cinco veces 1r premio, la Competición Internacional de Piano „Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ en Usti nad Labem (premio de honor),la competición de música internacional “Noor Music Young Musicians” en Tallinn, Estonia (2o premio), la internacional “Wiener Pianistenwettbewerb” (WPW) en el Bösendörfersaal Vienna (1r premio) y la competición de piano Rudolf Heydner (1r premio). Como pianista del Trio Koncz fué galardonada con el “Premio Europeo de Música para Jóvenes”. Recibió una beca para la Fundación Karajan de Vienna y el premio de Beethoven Gesellschaft Vienna. Tras ganar el casting de  Musica Juventutis, Hemma debutó en el Wiener Konzerthaus en 2003 con el Trio Koncz y en 2006 como solista. Además de sus recitals en solitario también ha trabajado en orquestas como la Orquesta Simfónica de Mexico (1r Concierto para Piano de Beethovens bajo Enrique Batiz), Orquesta Universitaria de Guanajuato, Niederösterreichische Symphoniker, Orquesta de Cámara Filarmónica Polaca,  Orquesta para cámara de Tallinn y Ensemble Neue Streicher. Hemma también ha participado en el Festival Danube, el Liszt Festival Raiding (donde tocó con el grand piano original de Erard) y el Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt. Hemma Tuppy ha tocado en varios teatros Austríacos (Brucknerhaus Linz, Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus) así como en Luxemburgo (Philharmonie), Alemania, Italia, Hungría, Suecia, Holanda y México. En mayo de 2012 ha participado en el Festival de Música Internacional para Estudiantes de Kyoto/ Japón.

The Austrian Cultural Forum, New Delhi in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi cordially invites you to a concert:

“Violin and piano”
By Tuppy Duo. Freya Tuppy (violin) & Hemma Tuppy (piano)

Friday 23rd of November at 7pm at the auditorium, free entry.

The Tuppy Duo was formed by the sisters Hemma and Freya Tuppy. Due to their passion to chamber music and the great possibility of performing together from their early childhood on, they achieved a high level of experience and sensibility in musical communication. What unites them is their great interest in the repertoire for Violin and Piano through all musical styles and their aim to deepen this passion.

Freya Tuppy, violin. Freya Tuppy was born in Vienna in 1990 and studied violin since she was seven years old in the preparatory course at the University of Performing Arts in Vienna with Michael Frischenschlager, Marina Sorokowa and Dora Schwarzberg. In June 2008 Freya graduated at the Akademisches Gymnasium Wien with distinction. In 2009 she was admitted to the Violin Bachelor Studies of Eugenia Polatschek at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and in 2011 to the violin class with Anton Sorokow. 2011 she received an Erasmus studentship and studies now at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Peter Brunt. In addition to her solo studies she is studying chamber music as a Duo with her sister Hemma with the Altenberg Trio Wien since 2010. The young violinist was selected for an education class at the Karajan Centrum (Junge Akademie Wien). Freya is a member of the Vienna Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tuppy Trio. Freya Tuppy won several First Prices and Special Awards of the Austrian Youth Competition “Prima la Musica“ both as a soloist and in chamber music formations with her siblings Hemma (Piano) and Tilman (Cello).
In 2002 Freya played the “Kleiner Mozart” in the Children’s Musical of Timna Brauer in the “Wiener Secession” and in the “Theater Akzent”. (CD recording) Freya Tuppy gave concerts in China, Germany, Croatia, Italy, The Netherlands and Austria (amoung others in the Haydn Hall of the Esterhazy Castle in Eisenstadt, in the Music Hall of Ludwigsburg, in the Society of Music Theatre, in the Eroica Hall of the Lobkowitz Palais and the Bösendorfer Hall Vienna).

Hemma Tuppy, piano. Hemma Tuppy was born in 1988 in Vienna and started her piano studies at the age of seven at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Alma Sauer. In 2006 Hemma was accepted to the Piano Diploma Studies of the German pianist Stefan Arnold. The same year she graduated with distinction at the Akademisches Gymnasium Wien. Since 2010 she is also studying chambermusic with the Altenberg Trio at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and takes part in the “Aurora” chamber music studies in Sweden. Hemma Tuppy won several prizes at national and international competitions such as the Austrian competition “Prima la Musica” (five times 1st prize), the international piano competition “Virtuosi per musica di pianoforte“ in Usti nad Labem (honour award), the international music competition “Noor Music Young Musicians” in Tallinn, Estonia (2nd prize), the international “Wiener Pianistenwettbewerb” (WPW) in the Bösendörfersaal Vienna (1st prize) and the Rudolf Heydner Piano competition (1st prize) . As the pianist of the Koncz Trio she awarded the “European Music Prize for Youth”. She received a scholarship of the Karajan Foundation Vienna and the prize of the Beethoven Gesellschaft Vienna. After winning the Musica Juventutis audition Hemma gave her debut at Wiener Konzerthaus, in 2003 with the Koncz Trio and in 2006 as a soloist. Despite frequent solo recitals the young pianist has already worked together with orchestras such as the Mexico Symphony Orchestra (Beethovens 1st Piano concerto under Enrique Batiz), University Orchestra of Guanajuato, Niederösterreichische Symphoniker, Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Neue Streicher. Hemma has also participated in the Danube Festival, the Liszt Festival Raiding (where she performed on the original Erard grand piano) and the Haydn Festspiele Eisenstadt. Hemma Tuppy has performed in famous Austrian concert halls (Brucknerhaus Linz, Musikverein Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus) as well as in Luxembourg (Philharmonie), Germany, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Netherlands and Mexico. In May 2012 she participated in the International Music Students Festival Kyoto/ Japan.
 
 
 
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South Korea's presidential election due to be held in one month will be resolving the economic disparity between large and small businesses.Next month's election will determine who will lead the country for the next five years.Park Geun-hye of the ruling Saenuri Party is leading other candidates in a poll.

Moon Jae-in of the Democratic United Party and independent Ahn Cheol-soo are trying to join forces for a unified candidacy before the registration period starts on November 25th and 26th.
Under outgoing President Lee Myung-bak's administration, the country's economy has maintained a good performance.

But South Koreans are showing their frustration with government policies that benefit large companies, leaving small businesses to fend for themselves.Symbolic of the problem is how large-scale supermarkets run by big companies are out-competing small local shops.South Korea's largest opposition party and an independent politician have agreed to resume talks on unified candidacy in the country's presidential election next month.

Moon Jae-in of the Democratic United Party and independent Ahn Cheol-soo agreed to join forces against the front-runner from the ruling party on Sunday.

Negotiations between the two camps reached a stalemate last week because of differing opinions.

But on Sunday night, the two candidates again held talks in the capital Seoul after Moon made concessions such as leaving Ahn to decide how to proceed with a single candidacy.

Going into the meeting, Moon said he will do his best in the discussions for the benefit of the Korean people.

Ahn said the important thing is to secure a victory and regime change in the upcoming election.They also reached an agreement on combining policies from both camps, including downsizing the number of lawmakers.

The two sides are expected to iron out their differences by November 25th...the start of the 2 day election registration period.

The two candidates agreed to resume working-level negotiations from Monday on a single a candidacy.

ASEAN, China to discuss South China Sea

by sagarmedia
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said the members should pay more attention to the cooperative relationship with partners outside the ASEAN framework.
Cambodia has close ties with China. Hun Sen’s remark apparently shows Cambodia’s consideration for China, which is reluctant to draft any legally-binding rules.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak have arrived in Phnom Penh. US President Barack Obama is expected to arrive on Monday.
Maritime security is likely to be a key topic for the discussions due to the maritime disputes between some Asian nations, including Japan and China. Leaders of the ten-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to quickly conclude legally-binding rules over the territorial disputes between some members and China in the South China Sea.
ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan told reporters on Sunday the leaders had discussed the disputes that the Philippines and Vietnam have with China, and agreed to find a peaceful resolution.
ASEAN apparently wanted to demonstrate its unity before a meeting with China on Monday.
Leaders from Japan, China and South Korea will join the ASEAN summit meetings on Monday in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh.
The focal point of a meeting between the ASEAN member countries and China is whether the leaders can make substantial progress in establishing rules to peacefully resolve territorial disputes involving islands in the South China Sea.
In Sunday’s meeting, the leaders from the 10 ASEAN countries agreed to create a legally binding code of conduct to settle territorial issues in which countries such as the Philippines and Vietnam are in conflict with China.
But a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson told reporters the discussion regarding the code of conduct is not a major issue and shouldn’t impede relations between China and ASEAN member countries.

Ban Ki-moon urges Israel, Hamas to make truce

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas to immediately end their fighting.Israeli military continues its fierce air strikes on Gaza, so far killing nearly seventy people even as efforts are being made to secure a ceasefire with the Islamic group Hamas.

Sunday marked the fifth day since Israel began its latest military operation consisting of air raids and artillery attacks by warships. In Gaza, nine people, including children, were killed when a three-story building collapsed under an air attack.In the latest hostilities, Hamas fired rockets that have killed 3 Israelis.

As the fighting continues, the leader of Hamas is seeking the help of Egypt and Qatar in finding a way to reach a possible truce with Israel.Local media have also reported the Israeli government has sent a special envoy to Egypt for negotiations.

An Israeli government spokesperson denies this, but Israeli Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the country can accept a ceasefire if Hamas halts its attacks against Israel.But it's uncertain that a truce can be realized as Israel prepares to expand its retaliation into a ground operation.

UN chief urged all parties involved to cooperate in order to reach an immediate cease-fire. He said he intends to travel to the region where he will appeal for an end to the violence.Ban made the call in a statement on Sunday as Israel continued its artillery and aerial attacks on Hamas-controlled Gaza and Hamas responded with rocket fire into Israeli towns.

Ban expressed deep concern over the deaths of civilians, including women and children, in Gaza. He also said he was alarmed by the killing of civilians in Israel by the rocket attacks.

US President Barack Obama arrived in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand on Sunday. It's his first overseas trip since being re-elected earlier this month.Obama met with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok on Sunday afternoon.After the meeting, Obama told reporters that as a Pacific Ocean nation the US continues put emphasis on the Asia-Pacific as the most important region where the country will strengthen its engagement.Obama welcomed Thailand's commitment to join the talks toward a free trade deal under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.

Barack Obama is the first sitting US president to visit Myanmar. He arrived in Yangon on Monday, on the second leg of his Southeast Asian tour.US officials say during his visit, Obama will pledge financial assistance to support education and democratic reforms in Myanmar.

Obama  to urge President Thein Sein and the opposition party leader Aung San Suu Kyi to continue with their efforts toward establishing a democratic system in the country.Obama is demonstrating his pivot to the Asia-Pacific region by making it his first overseas destination following his reelection earlier this month.

Obama is to scheduled to attend the East Asian summit. He will hold talks with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of that summit.


Deadly attack in Myanmar ahead of Obama visit

Myanmar state media say ethnic rebels in the country's north have staged a deadly attack on a prison convoy.

The attack highlights a violence-plagued corner of Myanmar just days before a historic visit by President Barack Obama.
White House officials said yesterday that Obama would use his visit to the former pariah state to push for "urgent action" in areas where progress is needed most notably freeing political prisoners and ending ethnic tensions in western Rakhine state and northern Kachin state.
State media reported today that the latest attack occurred in Kachin state, with ethnic Kachin rebels ambushing a five-car prison convoy.
The attack Wednesday left two convicts dead and 14 injured.
Obama's visit to Myanmar on Monday is the centerpiece of his first foreign tour since winning re-election

BenQ expands its offerings in India with LED TV L7000 series crafted for the ultimate viewing experience

Ultra Slim Bezel; Trademark Senseye® Technology; 24P Real Cinema; 8-bit Panel; 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio


Features Highlight:
­ 32” available in IPS Panel and 37” in  VA LED Panel
­ 1M:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio 
­ Ultra Slim Bezel @ 14mm width 
­ 1366 X 768 resolution
­ USB Direct Play Supporting all popular movie and music format 
­ Two built-in 8W speakers
­ Multiple connectivity: 2 USB, 3 HDMI, & 2 Composite ports
­ Trademark Senseye® Technology  Real Cinema; 8-bit Panel


New Delhi, INDIA, November 19, 2012 – BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and LED display expert, celebrates today the official expansion of its LED TV L7000 Series, its essential line for home play entertainment which leads the category with unparalleled audiovisual experience.

The BenQ L7000 Series redefines your visual enjoyment with its IPS Panel & Ultra Slim Bezel to match your living room. An ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 1M:1 turns everything before you into a splendor with flawlessly rendered details touched by naturally deeper blacks and in depth color details.. For home users the TV comes with a design & technology that adds charm to your audiovisual indulgence. BenQ L32 7000 LED TV has an IPS Panel with 1366 x 768 resolution, 8W RMS X 2 Speakers, 16.7 million color depth, HDMI high-speed multimedia interface, 24P real cinema & with Senseye® - BenQ's exclusive life like digital image enhancement technology.

“We are increasingly focusing on Home entertainment segment in India and to add to consumer’s festive delight, we are introducing our latest offering in LED TV segment today. The new LED TV L7000 series comes in two sizes 32” and 37”, add to the delight of consumers who want style with substance. Our focus remains on consumers who are looking for a upgrading their television set with best in class technology. We are already the leaders in the projector segment in India and with the introduction of LED TV range we aim to be a complete home entertainment solution provider for consumers at all level” said, Rajeev Singh, Country Head & General Manager, BenQ India.

BenQ L32 7000 faithfully brings out every hue from the brightest whites to the deepest blacks with every detail flawlessly layered and contrasted even in the most complex scenes. The models are aesthetically pleasing in design as they are visually satisfying in performance – bringing harmony and balance to contemporary décor with perfectly layered visual elements complementing their boldly sculptured countenance and a front bezel textured to sooth eyes. Key product features of the L7000 Series include:

·         Ultra Slim Bezel:  Get the perfect mix of truly impressive viewing experience with good looks, BenQ L7000 Series impresses viewers with its designer looks

·         Easy Connectivity with USB Multimedia Play:  With the BenQ L Series, your digital family life just got even better! The built-in USB 2.0 port provides an easy connection to a whole lot of digital fun. Movies, photos, music - everything can now be shared on the big screen with family and friends. And, it's as simple as Plug 'n' Play! with support to all the popular formats.

·         BenQ Senseye®  Human Vision Technology: Experience the truest colors of the world with Senseye® - BenQ's exclusive lifelike digital image enhancement technology developed to deliver 28 independent color calibrations that purify every hue and provide you with high definition visuals that are deeper and richer than ever.

·         24P Real Cinema: When playing 24P (24 frames per second, progressive) encoded content through HDMI, BenQ's Real Cinema mode adds duplicate frames in order to reduce the appearance of unnatural artifacts, making impoverished TV-quality image a thing of the past
·         Wide- Angle Viewing: An ultra-wide viewing angle of 178˚/178˚ so sharper details, higher contrast and truly authentic colors can be viewed and shared by everyone from left, right, above and below.
The new series of LED TV comes in two sizes 32” and 37”these are available at a price (MRP) of Rs.25000 & Rs. 32000 respectively across India. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.co.in.

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BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projector, LCD monitors, laptop PCs, Netbooks, All-in-One PCs, LCD TVs, digital cameras, storage devices, eBook reader, mobile phones, storage media and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards. 


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Anubha Prakash

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