Monthly Archives: October 2015

Bluetooth NYC Media & Demo Event NYC -2015

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and its member companies hosted the annual Bluetooth Media & Demo Event in NYC on Oct. 7, 2015.

Bluetooth wireless technology is the global wireless standard enabling simple, secure connectivity for an expanding range of devices and serves as the backbone of the connected world. With nearly three billion devices shipping annually, Bluetooth is the wireless technology of choice for developers, product manufacturers, and consumers worldwide. Backed by industry leading companies, the Bluetooth SIG empowers over 27,000 member companies to collaborate, innovate and guide Bluetooth wireless technology.

Advertising Week XII (September 28th – October 2nd, 2015 in NYC-Events

Advertising Week, the world’s largest annual gathering of leaders across the advertising, creative, entertainment, marketing, media and technology industries, today announced its final lineup of evening talent and daytime thought leaders. Now in its 12th year, Advertising Week will take place in New York City from September 28th – October 2nd. The event continues its tradition of offering thought-leadership by day and blockbuster entertainment by night.

The Week will feature 250 distinct Seminars, all taking place at venues in Advertising Week’s Times Square hub: B.B. King’s; the Hard Rock; Liberty Theater; NASDAQ MarketSite; and the Times Center. All seminars and workshops will be streamed live.

Among those added to the agenda are actress Zoe Saldana, FiveThirtyEight founder & editor Nate Silver, retired NBA Commissioner David Stern, SNL alumni Horatio Sanz, ABC news personality Elizabeth Vargas, Olympian Lolo Jones, Daily Show Correspondent Jordan Klepper, Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, and reigning Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Champion Matt Stonie.

The musical and comedy talent lineup includes: Future, Shaggy, Chingy & Natalie La Rose (in partnership with NYMRAD); Music is Universal Showcase with Demi Lovato, Alessia Cara, Joe Jonas with his new band DNCE (in partnership with Universal Music Group and Complex); and Big Sean (in partnership with Vevo). The Week also features comedian Trevor Noah, fresh off his first night as host of the Daily Show.

Previously announced speakers for 2015 Advertising Week include: Tim Armstrong, Pete Cashmore, Joanna Coles, Richard Curtis, Doug Ellin, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Carolyn Everson, Sir John Hegarty, Bethenny Frankel, Jon Kamen, Michael Kassan, Ben Lerer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Nigel Morris, Dascha Polanco, Michael Roth, Bob Safian, Sheryl Sandberg, Kathleen Saxton, Ryan Seacrest, Sir Martin Sorrell, Caroll Spinney, Morgan Spurlock, John Sykes and Geri Wang.

World Liberty TV, team was on hand to cover Advertising week 2015 , see some of the movers and shakers right here in our World Liberty TV, Business Channel.

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of Colombia Speaking about Climate Change @ CGI -2015

Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is the 32nd and current President of Colombia, in office since 2010. He was Minister of Defense from 2006 to 2009.

An economist by profession and a journalist by trade, Santos is a member of the wealthy and influential Santos family, who from 1913 to 2007 were the majority shareholders of the El Tiempo newspaper until its sale in 2007 to Planeta DeAgostini. Shortly after graduating from the University of Kansas, he joined the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia as an economic advisor and delegate to the International Coffee Organization in London, where he also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1981, he was appointed deputy director of El Tiempo, becoming its director two years later.

In 1991, he was appointed by President César Gaviria Trujillo as Colombia’s first Minister of Foreign Trade. Santos worked in expanding international trade with Colombia, and worked in creating various agencies for this purpose including: Proexport, Bancoldex, and Fiducoldex. In 2000, he was appointed by President Andrés Pastrana Arango as the 64th Minister of Finance and Public Credit.

Santos rose to prominence during the Administration of President Álvaro Uribe Vélez. In 2005, he co-founded and led the Social Party of National Unity (Party of the U), a liberal-conservative party coalition that backed the policies of President Uribe, successfully supporting his attempt to seek a Constitutional reform to be able to run for a second term. In 2006, after Uribe was re-elected, and the Party of the U won a majority of seats in both chambers of Congress, Santos was appointed Minister of National Defence, and continued defending the security policies of President Uribe, taking a strong and forceful stance against FARC and the other guerrilla groups operating in Colombia. He oversaw rescue operations of hostages, including Operation Jaque that led to the rescue of former presidential candidate Íngrid Betancourt, three American citizens, and 11 other members of the Colombian Army that had been held for several years. Though widely viewed as a heroic endeavour that cemented Santos’ popularity, the rescue was criticised for misappropriating emblems of the International Red Cross, a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

Geraldo Rivera, Attorney, Reporter, Author and Talk show Host-2015

Gerald Michael Rivera better known as Geraldo Rivera is an American attorney, reporter, author, and talk show host. Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He is also well known from his history as a reporter and TV personality, and as the host of the talk show Geraldo from 1987 to 1998.
In 2015, Rivera competed on the 14th season of the television series The Celebrity Apprentice, where he ultimately placed second to TV personality Leeza Gibbons. However, Rivera still raised the highest amount of money out of any contestant in the season, with $726,000 (just $12,000 more than Gibbons).

Rivera hosts the newsmagazine program Geraldo at Large and appears regularly on Fox News Channel. He hosts the talk radio show Geraldo Show on WABC 770 AM radio every weekday.

Janelle Monáe Entertainer doing a live Performance at CGI Awards -2015

Janelle Monáe Robinson known professionally as Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist signed to Bad Boy Records, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial studio album, The Audition, she debuted publicly with a conceptual EP titled Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase), which peaked at number 115 on the Billboard 200 in the United States.

In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received critical acclaim and garnered a Best Contemporary R&B Album nomination at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards. The song “Tightrope” was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the same ceremony. With this industry recognition, the album has also been more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard 200.

Monáe’s music has garnered her six Grammy Award nominations. In March 2012, “We Are Young” by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest vocalist, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10. In August 2012, Monáe became a CoverGirl spokeswoman. On September 10, 2013, she released her second studio album, The Electric Lady, to critical acclaim. Boston City Council named October 16, 2013 “Janelle Monáe Day” in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, in recognition of her artistry and social leadership.

9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards-2015

Clinton Global Citizen Awards Honorees, Special Guests and Performers Announced
The 9th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation will honor Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; Aliko Dangote, President & CEO, Dangote Group; Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan; Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health ,With special performances and appearances by Tony Bennett; Ben Harper; Janelle Monáe; The Roots; Trudie Styler; Founder, The Rainforest Fund; Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program; Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; and musical producer, Randy Jackson.

New York, NY – The Ninth Annual Clinton Global Citizen Awards, presented by Starkey Hearing Foundation, honored outstanding individuals for their leadership and groundbreaking work that has effected positive, lasting social change around the world in the areas of healthcare, poverty, economic empowerment, legal aid, and women’s leadership.

The 2015 ceremony honored:
For Leadership in Public Service, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister for International Cooperation and Development, United Arab Emirates; President, Zayed University. She will be honored for leading the United Arab Emirate’s global philanthropic efforts and making investments to fight hunger and poverty around the world.

For Leadership in the Private Sector, Aliko Dangote, President and CEO, Dangote Group. He will be honored for expanding economic growth in West Africa through investments in business, healthcare, and education in the next generation of West African leaders.

for Leadership in Civil Society, Syeda Ghulam Fatima, General Secretary, Bonded Labour Liberation Front Pakistan. She will be honored for driving a proactive approach toward policy in Pakistan and advocating for core labor standards in Pakistan.

for Leadership in Humanitarian Response, Alan Knight, Corporate Responsibility, General Manager, ArcelorMittal for private sector leadership in the Ebola response efforts; and Raj Panjabi, Chief Executive Officer, Last Mile Health, for bridging the gap between clinics and remote villages in Liberia and responding to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Raj Panjabi will be accepting his award on behalf of the following organizations for their Ebola response efforts: Africare; Afya Foundation; Airlink; American Logistics Aid Network; AmeriCares; Becton, Dickinson and Company; Brussels Airlines; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ChildFund International; Christian Aid Ministries; Direct Relief; GE Foundation; Government of Guinea; Government of Liberia; Government of Sierra Leone; Greenbaum Foundation; LIFT; Medical Research Centre- Sierra Leone; Medtronic, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Nippon Cargo Airlines; Open Society Foundations; Partners in Health; Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; UBS Optimus Foundation; Wellbody Alliance; and Western Global Airlines.

The evening featured musical performances by Tony Bennett, Ben Harper, Janelle Monáe, and The Roots, with special appearances by Trudie Styler, Founder, The Rainforest Fund, Mo Ibrahim, Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Rainn Wilson, co-founder the Lidè program, and Randy Jackson who serves as musical producer for the event.

Interview with Bill Austin & Tani Austin Co-Founders of Starkey hearing Foundation-2015

In 1978, Bill Austin created the Starkey Fund, which was a battery-recycling program with proceeds aimed at helping people in need receive hearing assistance. This fund evolved into the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which was officially founded in 1984 by Bill and Tani Austin.
In 1985, Starkey Hearing Foundation conducted it’s first mission at XV World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles, fitting more than 800 deaf athletes.

In 2015, Starkey Hearing Foundation was the official Healthy Hearing partner of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles. As the Healthy Hearing partner, the foundation provided free hearing health exams and free hearing aids to Special Olympics athletes.

The foundation fits more than 175,000 free hearing aids annually to children and adults through global hearing missions all around the world and through the daily efforts of its domestic Hear Now program. As a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, the foundation has pledged to fit more than one million hearing aids by the end of this decade.

Austin’s philosophy is that the gift of hearing opens up a whole new world of opportunity by connecting individuals to life and helping them realize their potential. The goal of the Foundation is not only to help restore hearing, but to empower people with the ability to build themselves better lives and the knowledge that they too can help those around them.
The Starkey Hearing Foundation works closely with strategic partners in each country it travels to. These partners include national and regional health leaders, schools and non-government organizations. Members of the foundation recruit and train local volunteers to help ensure the long-term success and sustainability of each hearing mission.

The foundation is committed to global hearing health and leads a national program called Listen Carefully. Through music and education, Listen Carefully aims to help teens understand the science of hearing and dangers of exposure to high-decibel sounds

World Liberty TV, had the pleasure of Speaking to Bill Austin & Tani Austin Co-Founders of Starkey hearing Foundation, at The CGI 2015 Meeting, see how these 2 great Humanitarians are making a difference with there foundation Worldwide, right here in our World Liberty TV, Humanitarian Channel.

Rob Garcia Fashion Designer for En Noir ,Kayne West & LeBron James-2015

Former En Noir designer (and founder) Rob Garcia outlined his decision to leave the brand who so visibly kickstarted the leather sweatpants craze. While Garcia is working on his own eponymous label in Paris, En Noir’s relevance in 2015 is looking shaky at best – in no doubt due to the now played-out leather sweatpants of which they were so inextricably connected to.

Rob Garcia is followed by many high profile celebrities & Sports athletes who wear his clothing , Kayne West and LeBron James just to name a few.

World Liberty TV, did an Exclusive Interview with Rob Garcia Fashion Designer for En Noir,see what he had to say to us, right here in our World Liberty TV, Fashion Channel.

Jack Ma speaking at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting in New York

Jack Ma talked about how Alibaba is extending its e-commerce reach to China’s 800 million rural residents. The spread of mobile phones is helping bring economic progress to farmers, some 200 million of which make less than $1 a day, he said .

In the past five months we covered 4,500 villages,” Ma said. “We went to a rural area, it took the farmers two hours to walk to the middle of the town and buy things, but today because the mobile phone, we can deliver things to their home to their village within 72 hours.” And farmers aren’t just buying products, Ma said. Many are learning to more efficiently sell their produce via the Internet.

Jack Ma Spoke at The CGI closing plenary session, watch his speech right here in our World Liberty TV, Business Channel.

Interview with Ted Danson Actor/Philanthropist -2015

Ted” Danson is an American actor, author, and producer, well known for his role as lead character Sam Malone in the sitcom Cheers, and his role as Dr. John Becker on the sitcom Becker. He also starred in the CBS drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as D.B. Russell. He also plays a recurring role on Larry David’s HBO sitcom Curb Your Enthusiasm, starred alongside Glenn Close in legal drama Damages and was a regular on the HBO comedy series Bored to Death.

In his 40-year career, Danson has been nominated for 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning two; ten Golden Globe Awards nominations, winning three; one Screen Actors Guild Awards; and one American Comedy Award and has been awarded a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. He was ranked second in TV Guide’s list of the top 25 television stars. Danson has also been a longtime activist in ocean conservation. In March 2011, he published his first book, Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them, written with journalist Michael D’Orso.

World Liberty TV, had a pleasure to do an interview with Ted Danson at The CGI Meeting 2015, See What Mr Danson had to say about his career and his involvement with Endangered Oceans.

Interview with Entertainer Sting & his Wife Trudie Styler-2015

Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner CBE known professionally by his stage name Sting is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, activist, actor, and philanthropist. He was the principal songwriter, lead singer, and bassist for the new wave rock band the Police from 1977 to 1983, before launching a solo career.

He has included elements of rock, jazz, reggae, classical, new-age and world beat in his music. As a solo musician and a member of the Police, he received 16 Grammy Awards, his first for best rock instrumental in 1984, three Brit Awards, including Best British Male in 1994 and Outstanding Contribution in 2002, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Song. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the Police in 2003. In 2000, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for recording. In 2003, Sting received a CBE from Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace for services to music, and was made a Kennedy Center Honoree at the White House in 2014.

With the Police, Sting became one of the world’s best-selling music artists. Solo and with the Police combined, he has sold over 100 million records. In 2006, Paste ranked him 62nd of the 100 best living songwriters. He was 63rd of VH1’s 100 greatest artists of rock, and 80th of Q magazine’s 100 greatest musical stars of 20th century. He has collaborated with other musicians, including “Rise & Fall” with Craig David, “All for Love”, with Bryan Adams and Rod Stewart, and introduced the North African music genre raï to Western audiences by his international hit “Desert Rose” with Cheb Mami.

World Liberty TV, had the pleasure of interviewing Sting & His Wife Trudie Styler in regarding there Rainforest Foundation Fund, the great work they do worldwide.

Clinton Global Initiative 2015 Meeting-NYC

President Bill Clinton and Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Chelsea Clinton will host the 11th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting on September 26-29 in New York City. More than 1,000 of the most influential leaders from philanthropy, business, government, and civil society will assemble at this year’s meeting, themed “The Future of Impact,” to define the next decade of solving global challenges and highlight the necessary next steps for accelerating progress going forward. Announced today are initial participants and attendees as well as session highlights.

Coinciding with the United Nations’ new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), members of the CGI community will explore how to take action on timely issues such as climate change, women’s equality, and global health at this pivotal time in philanthropy and international development.

President Clinton established the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, to convene global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions through the creation of Commitments to Action – new, specific, measurable plans to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,200 Commitments to Action which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will be joined by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; Joyce Banda, Former President of the Republic of Malawi; Ehud Barak, Former Prime Minister of the State of Israel; Sangeeta Bhatia, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Deborah L. Birx, Ambassador-at-Large and Coordinator, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State; Irina Bokova, Secretary-General, UNESCO; Richard Branson, Founder Virgin Group & Virgin Unite; Jim Brett, President, West Elm; Ursula M. Burns, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox Corporation; Kathy Calvin, President and CEO, United Nations Foundation; Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Minister of Health, Republic of Senegal; Robert Collymore, Chief Executive Officer, Safaricom Limited; Bernice Dahn, Minister of Health, Republic of Liberia; Ted Danson, Actor, Member of the Board of Directors, Oceana; Philippe Douste-Blazy, Chairman, UNITAID; Sylvia Earle, Founder and Chairman, The Sylvia Earle Alliance and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence; José Maria Figueres Olsen, Former President of the Republic of Costa Rica; Tin Ma Ma Htet, Teacher and Storyteller, Monastic Education Development Group, Myanmar Storytellers; Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia; Hage Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia; Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and The Grenadines; Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, President of the Republic of Croatia; Hugh Grant, Chairman and CEO, Monsanto Company; Ólafur R. Grímsson, President of Iceland; António Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Former Prime Minister of the Portuguese Republic; Atifete Jahjaga, President of the Republic of Kosovo; Ashley Judd, Ambassador, Population Services International; Hemant Kanoria, Chairman and Managing Director, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited; Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group; Ousmane Kone, Minister of Health and Public Hygiene, Republic of Mali; Elizabeth L. Littlefield, President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Yang Lan, Chairman, Sun Media Group and Sun Culture Foundation; Jane Madgwick, Chief Executive Officer, Wetlands International; James A. Michel, President of Seychelles; Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta; Deogratias Niyizonkiza, CEO and Founder, Village Health Works; Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico; Sean Parker, Chairman of the Parker Foundation‎; Frieda S. Pinto, Actor & Producer of Girl Rising; Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia; Edi Rama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania; Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice and Former President of Ireland; Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation; Marcus Samuelsson, Chef-Owner of Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, and Streetbird Rotisserie, Marcus Samuelsson Group; Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President, Republic of Colombia; Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 2014; Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka; Charif Souki, Chairman and CEO, Cheniere Energy, Inc.; Kathy Spahn, President and CEO, Helen Keller International; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia; Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University; Elizabeth Hausler Strand, Founder and CEO, Build Change; Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard Kennedy School; Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History; Yanzhi Wang, President, Silk Road Fund; Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and Chairman, Yunus Centre; Ernesto Zedillo, Former President of Mexico; and more to be announced.

Key parts of the program at the 2015 CGI Annual Meeting will include sessions such as:
• The Future of Impact which will build on the achievements of CGI members over the past decade and highlight the necessary next steps for accelerating progress going forward;
• Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems which will explore how investing in prevention and health systems will help ensure access to quality health services for all and reduce long-term health care costs, and how this investment is key to building resilient and prosperous communities;
• Escalators of Opportunity in which leaders from the private, public, and civil sectors will discuss how income inequality and social mobility starts by investing in children—placing them on the escalator to more equitable futures—and is continued by empowering individuals to create wealth and break cycles of inequality;
• Looking to the Next Frontier where industry-leaders will demonstrate how innovations of today can impact our societies, environment, and economies of tomorrow;
• Climate Change and Resiliency: Redefining Business as Usual in which participants will discuss how investing in prevention and preparedness can mitigate the negative effects of natural disasters and climate change;
• Unleashing Women’s Economic Opportunities which will include a No Ceilings Conversation to examine priorities to advance the status of women and girls over the next 20 years, and a panel on women as sustainability leaders in which panelists will discuss how to ensure that women farmers and fishers have access to the same resources as men and are connected to global supply chains to sustainably meet future food demand and raise family incomes;
• The Future of Equality and Opportunity in which global leaders will join CGI members and youth around the world in a special closing conversation on co-creating a future rooted in justice, human rights, equality, and opportunity for all.

Erin Burnett, anchor, “Erin Burnett OutFront”; Fareed Zakaria, host of CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” and Washington Post columnist; Becky Quick, co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box”; and Shane Smith, CEO and co-founder of Vice Media, will moderate special sessions for broadcast.