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GlobalGiants.Com • Elite Cultural Magazine

Online Cultural Magazine striving to assist the world community in fostering intercultural dialogue, arts, and creativity.

Last Build Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:32:07 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2017

UNESCO paper shows governments not keeping pace with growing demand for higher education

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:32:07 -0500

Photo: A College Student. Image Credit & Photographer: Francisco Osorio. [...]

Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium, wins 2017 ZEISS Photography Award

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:21:59 -0500

Photo: Faroe Islands, an archipelago in the middle of the North Atlantic, halfway between Scotland and Iceland. House in Gasadalur. Photographer: Kevin Faingnaert. House in the village of Gasadalur, Population: 16. Copyright: © Kevin Faingnaert, Belgium, 1st Place, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation. Photo: Semi-nomadic life in Kyrgyzstan. Horse Head. Leaving Town. Photographer: Frederik Buyckx. Every morning around 10 o’clock the shepherds leave the little town into the mountains with their herd of sheep to graze. Temperatures are often around -20 degrees celcius in winter. Copyright: © Frederik Buyckx, Belgium, Shortlist, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation. Photo: Devotion. Kartik Snana. Photographer: Christopher Roche. During the final day of Deva-Diwali in Varanasi, it is extremely auspicious to take a bath in the Ganges, the holiest river in India. To bathe in its waters is said to wash away one’s sins. Copyright: © Christopher Roche, United Kingdom, Shortlist, ZEISS Photography Award. Image provided by the World Photography Organisation. The World Photography Organisation and ZEISS have announced Belgian photographer, Kevin Faingnaert, as the winner of the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond”. Faingnaert is recognized for “Foroyar”, a stunning photography series about life on remote and sparsely populated villages on the Faroe Islands. Now in its second year, the theme of ZEISS Photography Award was ‘Meaningful Places’ which challenged professional photographers to look past the ordinary and everyday and submit a body of work that captured extraordinary aspects of the world we live in. More than 31,000 images were submitted by 4,677 photographers from 132 countries to the 2017 award. Kevin Faingnaert’s winning work was selected by an expert panel of judges. The judges also recognised the work of nine other photographers: Anna Filipova, Bulgaria/ UK Mario Adario, Italy Christopher Roche, UK Sonja Hamad, Germany Ben Bond Obiri Asamoah, Ghana Frederik Buyckx, Belgium Nicholas White, UK Fabian Muir, Australia Nicky Newman, South Africa As the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award winner, Kevin Faingnaert receives €12,000 worth of ZEISS lenses and €3,000 in travel expenses to complete a photography project. |GlobalGiants.Com| [...]

Five University Teams reach finals of the “Fly Your Ideas 2017” Global Student Competition

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 11:13:53 -0500

Photo: The first Airbus A320 for Atlantic Airways - delivered in December 2016 - will be deployed on routes from the Faroe Islands to Copenhagen. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS S.A.S. 2016 - photo by C. BRINKMANN. Photo: Airbus’ widebody A350 XWB and A380 were among the commercial jetliners on display - flying and static - during the Farnborough International Airshow. Image provided by & Copyright © AIRBUS GROUP 2016 - photo by P. PIGEYRE / master films. Five student teams from Australia, China, France, Nigeria and the United Kingdom will compete in the final round of the fifth edition of Airbus’ Fly Your Ideas global challenge, organised in partnership with UNESCO. The radical concepts selected cover a wide range of innovations going from an alternative to satellite imagery, to improved aircraft taxiing, clever ways of boarding, new areas for luggage storage or offering a new business model using existing Airbus aircraft. Representing different nationalities and universities across Africa, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the five finalist teams embody true diversity, which is a key driver of innovation and performance. The students, competing for a €30,000 prize, also demonstrate a wide variety of disciplines from Natural Sciences to Engineering and Business. Their inventive ideas, which were selected from over 350 entries, had to answer one of five challenges identified by Airbus to provide sustainable future solutions. The innovations proposed by the five finalist teams look at alternative business models, passengers’ experience and flight operations. The five finalist teams will soon travel to Toulouse, France, where they will spend a week at the Airbus ProtoSpace facility to prototype, test and visualise their ideas using state-of-the-art equipment with personal guidance from Airbus. At the end of their week at Airbus, the students will present their innovative projects and the newly developed prototype in front of Airbus and UNESCO experts and personalities from the aerospace and academic world. The competition offers a unique opportunity for students worldwide, working in diverse teams of 3-5 members, to develop valuable skills, including teamwork, project management, communications and presentation, and to get involved in engineering. The ideas competing for the final prize are: • Airborne Earth Observation - Team SkyVision University of Surrey, UK A radical concept that turns a commercial airliner into an ‘Earth Observation Device’ by installing equipment into the belly of the aircraft to monitor ground activity during flight. An alternative to satellite imagery, it opens up new opportunities such as ecology analysis and urban planning. • Improving Airport Taxi Flow and Efficiency - Team Nevada Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria An airport taxiing system that uses sensors and algorithms for automated Ground Traffic Control, both in the tower and on the aircraft, to significantly improve aircraft traffic at airports and thus reduce emissions. • Compact Luggage Strategy Mobile App - Team PassEx Institut d’Administration des Entreprises - IAE Toulouse, France A revolutionary boarding system that uses a real-time mobile app to assign boarding status to passengers according to their luggage size. The Compact Luggage Strategy (CLS) addresses current storage issues in over-head compartments by distributing passengers across the aircraft according to the size of their baggage. • Private Stowage Compartment - Team DAELead University of Hong Kong, China A clever aircraft cabin design that locates a Private Stowage Compartment (PSC) underneath passengers’ feet, utilizing the space between the cabin floor and the cargo ceiling. • A400M Aerial Firefighting Platform - Team Aquarius Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia A fire-fighting solution that incorporates modular systems using pressurized fire retardant containers fixed to fast-loadable pallets for a network of Airbus [...]

Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding drives new Range Rover Velar in New York

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:18:06 -0500



Photos: The all-new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular U.S. debut with an exclusive live performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center, which was broadcasted live online to a global audience on April 11, 2017 in New York City. (Images provided by Jaguar Land Rover. Copyright © 2017 Getty Images).

New York, 11 April 2017: The new Range Rover Velar made a spectacular US debut with an exclusive live online performance from Pop Music Superstar Ellie Goulding. The chart-topping singer’s New York show precedes a charity auction of the hotly anticipated new mid-size SUV at the East Side House Settlement Annual Gala later this week.

Goulding brought a touch of British glamour to the Velar’s US launch party when she arrived in Manhattan to be the first person to drive the new Velar and to sing for a global online audience.

Her performance of ‘Love Me Like You Do’ opened the reveal event.



Thrilling Open-Air Driving: Automobili Lamborghini presents the Lamborghini Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:52:44 -0500






Automobili Lamborghini has just introduced the Huracan rear-wheel drive Spyder.

“The rear-wheel drive Spyder enlarges the Huracan family’s core product range,” said Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Stefano Domenicali. “It offers the lifestyle appeal of open-air motoring with the pure thrill of rear-wheel drive engineering. This is a Lamborghini for those with a passion for life and the purest driving experience on the open road. ”

The rear-wheel drive Huracan Spyder features a newly designed front and rear with a dynamic but more aggressive look distinguishing it from the fourwheel drive version.

Acceleration from 0-100 km/h is achieved in 3.6 seconds with a top speed of 319 km/h.

The rear-wheel drive Spyder is now available in markets worldwide.