50th Anniversary of Doctors Without Borders

Doctors Without Borders was founded in Paris on December 22, 1971, to help people in war zones and those in the wake of natural disasters. Today, help is needed more than ever-and it can be hard to find cause for celebration. Yet for ten years, NOMOS Glashütte has been helping people help with watches for humanitarian aid.

GLASHÜTTE, DECEMBER 2021. Paris, 1971: With the intention to help people in need and to speak on their behalf, irrespective of their political or religious views, on December 22 a group of thirteen doctors and journalists founded the organization Médecins Sans Frontières-Doctors Without Borders. Their first mission in a conflict zone occurred during the civil war in Lebanon, where doctors and nurses treated casualties from both sides in a hospital basement. Today, in the winter of 2021 and half a century after its founding, Doctors Without Borders operates in more than 70 countries where more than 65,000 individuals assist people caught in crises. They are doctors, nurses, logistics experts, administrators, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, mental health professionals, and others whose work is guided by humanitarian principles and medical ethics. In 1999, Doctors Without Borders was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their work.

The key to the organization’s ability to act independently in response to a crisis is its largely private, independent funding, and partnerships like the one with NOMOS Glashütte help provide aid to people in need. For ten years, watchmaker NOMOS in Glashütte, Saxony, has been making watches supporting Doctors Without Borders. To date, NOMOS Glashütte has made over 10,000 watches and 14 different models for humanitarian aid, all identifiable by the red twelve. And for each watch-depending on the model and country-between 100 and 250 euros, dollars, pounds go directly to Doctors Without Borders.

Now, in 2021, NOMOS Glashütte has made even more watches to support the organization’s lifesaving work. To mark the 50th anniversary of Médecins Sans Frontières, as well as a partnership of ten years, NOMOS x Doctors Without Borders has its global debut: The NOMOS watch Tangente 38 is the famous hand-wound and hand-made classic with a diameter of 38 millimeters. As a special edition, 50 ans de Médecins Sans Frontières is limited to 2,021 units worldwide. For each watch, 100 euros goes to Doctors Without Borders. Christian Katzer, Executive Director of Doctors Without Borders Germany: “Each watch helps us provide life-saving aid-in places where there is none.” Help which, in the face of emergencies exacerbated in many countries by the pandemic, is needed more than ever.

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Japan – The CBR1000RR-R Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary and New ADV350 Headline Honda’s 2021 EICMA Line-up

Following a long line of significant model announcements already this year including the Super Cub, Monkey, CB500F, CB500X, CBR500R and NT1100, Honda reveals its full 2022 European motorcycle line-up in Milan. The line-up includes a very special, limited edition super sports flag ship, a brand new adventure scooter and a host of colour options and graphics throughout the range.

CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, Fireblade SP and Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary

Headlining Honda’s EICMA line-up is the new CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, Fireblade SP and Fireblade SP 30th Anniversary.

To celebrate the original, ground-breaking Fireblade and 30 years of continuous challenges since the introduction of that 1992 game-changer, a stunning Limited Edition 30th Anniversary version of the Fireblade SP will be available in 2022. Its tricolour paint scheme pays faithful homage to the original, with the ultra-modern feel of the 20YM stripe layout merged with ‘brushstroke’ style elements of the 1992 machine.

The Fireblade SP will also be available in two standard paint options, Grand Prix Red and Matte Pearl Morion Black, both now with gold wheels, while the Fireblade itself wears an updated Grand Prix Red paint scheme with prominent white number boards on the front fairing.

The changes are more than skin deep, with technical changes to the 160kW inline four-cylinder engine that focus on improving mid-corner acceleration and drive. The final drive sprocket also goes up 3 teeth, to 43, further boosting acceleration through each ratio. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) has been optimised for refined rear tyre traction management with input from HRC’s riders, and throttle feel even further refined.

A new material and surface finish for the Fireblade’s front Nissin brake calipers’ pistons improves braking performance and consistency in race conditions. The Fireblade SP’s Ohlins Smart Electronic Control (SE-C) and Brembo equipment continue to offer top-draw suspension and braking, alongside a newly optimised quick shifter.

ADV350

The success of the X-ADV – the best-selling Honda motorcycle in Europe in 2021 – now sees Honda’s forward-thinking filter down to the mid-capacity scooter market. The new ADV350, built at Honda’s Atessa factory in Italy, mixes the sophistication of a premium scooter with the ability to deal with the roughest of tarmac, and comes wrapped in rugged adventure styling.

The unique look comes hand in hand with optimum practicality and a rich specification sheet. There’s underseat storage space for two full-face helmets, plus a USB charger in the glovebox and the convenience of Smart Key operation. The screen is height-adjustable and the LCD instrument panel also integrates the Honda Smartphone Voice Control system. Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC) is fitted as standard.

The ADV350’s 330cc, enhanced Smart Power+ (eSP+) SOHC four-valve engine delivers peak power of 21.5kW and 31.5Nm torque. The chassis features motorcycle-style USD forks, tubular steel frame, remote reservoir rear shocks and ample ground clearance. Lightweight 15-inch front and 14-inch rear wheels wear block-pattern tubeless tyres.

The ADV350 will be available in Spangle Silver Metallic, Mat Carbonium Gray Metallic and Mat Carnelian Red Metallic

NT1100

Making its public debut after being announced in October 2021, the NT1100 ushers in a New Touring era for Honda. Taking the heart of the CRF1100L Africa Twin as a base, engaging handling and characterful engine performance is guaranteed. The NT1100 builds on the platform to offer outstanding comfort and weather protection, making it equally ready for an extended two-up tour as it is for the weekday commute.

Practicality is guaranteed with sizable integrated panniers, heated grips, centre stand, cruise control and USB and ACC charging sockets all standard equipment. Lighting is full LED with Daytime Running Lights for increased visibility, plus self-cancelling indicators and Emergency Stop Signals. Screen height is 5-way adjustable, and upper and lower wind deflectors work with the generous fairing to protect the rider. A 6.5-inch TFT touch screen provides full colour, customisable displays and offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Seat height is a very manageable 820mm; tank range is approximately 400km. Sleek, subtle styling with the key words of ‘proactive comfort’ delivers efficient aerodynamic performance with a riding position tailored for enjoyable touring.

The NT1100’s steel semi-double cradle frame employs a short wheelbase, 17″ wheels and sharp steering geometry while premium suspension is via 43mm Showa cartridge-type inverted front forks and single-tube rear shock. 310mm front brake discs are paired with 4-piston radial-mount calipers. Intake and exhaust are tuned for smooth acceleration and pleasing low-rpm sound; maximum power and torque figures are 74kW and 104Nm respectively. The electronic package includes 3 default Rider Modes and 3-level Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). Honda’s unique Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) is an option.

The NT1100 is available in 3 contemporary colour options: Matte Iridium Gray Metallic, Pearl Glare White and Graphite Black.

The Hornet

Honda is also pleased to confirm that the illustrious Hornet name will return to its line-up in the near future. The Hornet has been renowned for delivering exhilarating engine performance and agility matched to cutting edge street-fighter styling since the model was first introduced in Europe in 1998.

A sneak preview of the concept direction for the new incarnation of the Hornet will be available for visitors to EICMA. Showcased in a special area within the Honda stand, projection mapping is used to full effect in a vivid 3D display of light and sound that both looks back at previous Hornet generations, and forward to what is to come.

Taken in the round, Honda’s new line-up underlines its unwavering commitment to offering even more diversity and value to motorcycling’s broadest, richest product range.

In addition to the new and upgraded models, several new colours for familiar favourites will also be on display at EICMA:

SH125i and SH150i

Two brand-new colours add contemporary sports appeal to the SH125i (Europe’s best selling scooter in 2021) and SH150i. Mat Pearl Cool White and Mat Rock Grey feature exclusive detailing that includes floor stripe with SH logo, red SH logos and silver headlight stripes.

X-ADV

Regarded as the world’s first ‘2 wheeled SUV’, the X-ADV has three new colours for 2022: Mat Ballistic Black Metallic, Mat Iridium Gray Metallic and Harvest Beige.

Forza 125 and Forza 350

Both the 125 and 350 versions of Honda’s sports GT scooter family get new colours for 2022:
The Forza 125 will be available in Pearl Falcon Gray, Mat Black Gray Metallic and Mat Pearl Pacific Blue, and the Forza 350 in Mat Carnelian Red Metallic.

CB650R and CBR650R

The four cylinder middleweight naked CB650R has a new Sword Silver Metallic colour, while both the Mat Gunpowder Black Metallic and Grand Prix Red of the CBR650R feature updated graphic treatment.

CMX500 Rebel and CMX1100 Rebel

Europe’s best selling custom machine in 2021, the CMX500 Rebel has a cool new Pearl Organic Green option for 2022, while its 1100cc sibling will now be available in Pearl Stallion Brown.

GL1800 Gold Wing and GL1800 Gold Wing ‘Tour’

The majestic Gold Wing comes in a contemporary new Mat Jeans Blue Metallic colour for 2022, while the range-topping Gold Wing ‘Tour’ has two new vivid colour options in the shape of Glint Wave Blue Metallic and Pearl Glare White.

30th anniversary of World Cafe will be celebrated with “30 years over 30 weeks”

As “ground zero” for contemporary music discovery, the nationally-syndicated daily music program World Cafe has been giving public radio audiences an up-close view of the artistic process since October 14, 1991 – 30 years ago.

To commemorate the milestone, this week World Cafe launched its “30 Over 30” (30 years over 30 weeks) series of special programming features that highlight its rich history as a trusted music guide. The highly regarded World Cafe is a dynamic, carefully crafted platform for musical discovery without genre boundaries.

“For 30 years, listeners have relied on World Cafe’s deeply human curation to explore content that continually broadens and heightens their music knowledge and enjoyment,” said Bruce Warren, Executive Producer. “Over the next 30 weeks, we’ll present ’deep cuts’ from World Cafe archives – some of the best moments from the last 30 years – along with what we think is happening now, and next.”

Warren has been with World Cafe since its inception, when public radio station WXPN/Philadelphia leveraged its programming expertise a grant from Corporation for Public Broadcasting to design a national program that would attract younger listeners to public radio. Initially distributed by PRI (Public Radio International) to five affiliates, it was carried by approximately 50 radio stations by the end of 1992. NPR began distributing it in 2005, and today World Cafe is carried by 267 radio stations across the US. Combining terrestrial reach with online streaming, podcasts, on-demand archives, and video content, more than a million music fans engage with World Cafe content each month.

“As a crucial part of NPR Music’s programming, World Cafe has introduced its loyal audiences in an integrated manner to talented new and legendary musicians, with exclusive interviews, brilliant performances, powerful conversations and special features,” says Director of NPR Music, Keith Jenkins. “World Cafe celebrates its 30th anniversary, by offering to remember its great past as it looks forward to the next 30 years with its listeners.”

Hosted by Raina Douris, the daily, two-hour radio show and online content connects today’s essential and emerging artists with listeners through its hallmark in-depth artist interviews and in-studio performances. Longtime features such as Latin Roots and Sense of Place help introduce under-the-radar artists to a national audience and take listeners to great music cities around the globe. Douris and Contributing Host Stephen Kallao also co-host the weekly World Cafe Words and Music Podcast from WXPN.

Artists have seen their profiles and careers elevated due to being featured on World Cafe, and many credit the show with supporting them over the years, as well as breaking numerous songs. World Cafe maintains music bureaus in Philadelphia, Nashville and New Orleans, and has issued more than 40 Live at World Cafe CDs and two World Cafe books. The show’s attraction is also reflected in the popular Philadelphia concert venue World Cafe Live, which shares a building with WXPN and licenses the name.

For the next 30 weeks (through early May 2022), listen for these and other “30 Over 30” features on World Cafe:

As Heard on World Cafe

Starting with 1991, a chronological review of the new music showcased on World Cafethrough the years will be featured in this weekly on-air segment that honors the program’s role as national tastemaker in contemporary music, complete with a compatible streaming playlist. Featured will be Bruce Cockburn, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Massive Attack, Primal Scream, R.E.M., Saint Etienne, Teenage Fanclub, Buddy Guy, Loreena McKennitt and more.

Most Memorable Musical Moments on World Cafe

This weekly audio postcard will highlight an array of quintessential World Cafe moments from interview segments to performances. Interview moments from Al Green, Jeff Buckley, George Martin, Mavis Staples, Chick Corea, David Crosby, Brandi Carlile, Bootsy Collins, Tom Jones, Run The Jewels, David Bowie, Carlos Santana and more.

First Timers

World Cafe has long been an advocate of many artists at the earliest part of their careers, who then went on to mainstream success. This weekly playback of an archived session features the first appearance of an artist who has appeared many times on the show through the years, including Beck, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow, Coldplay, Adele, The Black Keys, The Alabama Shakes, Lizzo, John Mayer and others.

Special of The Day

Each weekday, we’ll serve up a digital daily special of archived content combined in such unique categories as “Before They Were Big,” “Multi-Timers,” “Bands That Broke Up” and more.

30 Under 30

With a nod to the future and the continued influence of World Cafe in bringing artists to national attention, we’ll highlight 30 professionals involved in various aspects of making music – musicians, engineers, producers, songwriters and more – who are bringing new and exciting energy to the musical landscape. These include Arlo Parks, Shamir, Sarah Jarosz, Billy Strings, Joy Oladokun, Ondara, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Maggie Rogers and others.

To learn more about World Cafe, visit http://www.xpn.org/world-cafe and http://www.npr.org/sections/world-cafe/.

About WXPN

WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported, public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio’s most popular program of popular music that is distributed by NPR to more than 260 U.S. radio stations, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, North Jersey/Poconos at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at www.XPN.org.​ The WXPN app brings all of WXPN to any mobile device. WXPN produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD, also available online. www.xpn.org.

About NPR Music

For more than a decade, NPR Music’s robust music journalism has engaged millions of music fans from all genres with feature series, live performances, cultural analysis, and interviews. Projects include the Tiny Desk concert series, Turning Tables, the podcasts All Songs Considered, Alt.Latino and Louder Than a Riot; and Jazz Night in America. NPR Music collaborates with NPR’s news magazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate listener community to celebrate exceptional music and discover emerging artists Visit NPR Music.org and connect with NPR Music on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Canada – Statement on 80th anniversary of Babyn Yar massacre

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement: “This year marks 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre when 33,771 Jews of Kiev, Ukraine were brutally murdered in two days in 1941 by a Nazi killing squad. This was one of the largest single mass killings of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

October 6, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“This year marks 80 years since the Babyn Yar massacre when 33,771 Jews of Kiev, Ukraine were brutally murdered in two days in 1941 by a Nazi killing squad. This was one of the largest single mass killings of Jewish people during the Holocaust.

During a commemorative event at the site of the Babyn Yar massacre today, the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe and Ambassador to Germany, stood alongside world leaders to reaffirm Canada’s commitment to combatting antisemitism and all forms of hate.

We honour the memory of those who have perished, as well as the survivors, whose stories serve as a solemn reminder of the dangers of indifference and inaction in the face of hatred. Babyn Yar is also a reminder of our individual and collective responsibilities to remember, to bear witness, to prevent and act against antisemitism and mass atrocity.

 “Today, antisemitism is still very much alive. While its new and resurgent forms have changed the way that we fight against this warped ideology, Canada remains unwavering in its commitment to challenge antisemitism at home and abroad and to build more just and inclusive societies.

“The Government of Canada is committed to reinforcing and strengthening Canada’s efforts to advance Holocaust education, remembrance and research, and to combat antisemitism as key elements of the promotion and protection of human rights at home and abroad.

“The Government of Canada stands in solidarity with more than 390,000 members of the Jewish community in Canada and millions more across the globe, to echo these sentiments. Hate will not win.”

Canada – Statement on the 150th Anniversary of Treaty No. 1

Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, issued the following statement.

Ottawa, Ontario (Traditional Unceded Algonquin Territory) (August 3rd, 2021) — Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations; the Honourable Daniel Vandal, Minister of Northern Affairs; the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services; the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, issued the following statement:

“August 3 marks the 150th Commemoration of Treaty No. 1; the first of the 11 Numbered Treaties made in Western Canada. In 1871, approximately 1,000 community members gathered at Lower Fort Garry, in Manitoba, to witness the Crown, Brokenhead Ojibway Nation, Long Plain First Nation, Peguis First Nation, Roseau River Anishinaabe Nation, Sagkeeng First Nation, Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation, and Swan Lake First Nation enter into this historic Treaty.

Honouring the Treaty relationship, based on the affirmation of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership is key to advancing lasting reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. The inherent and Treaty rights of Indigenous People have been hindered by colonial practices, policies and systemic racism, the effects of which are still felt today. The Government of Canada is committed to continuing the work to identify and remove those barriers and ensure the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples is one that is based on the recognition and implementation of Indigenous rights.

Treaties will last “as long as the sun shines, the grass grows and the river flows” and this year’s 150th Commemoration has additional significance as they will take place in Lower Fort Garry as well as at the Kapyong Barracks, which is the site of a future urban reserve and part of a resolution to an outstanding litigation between the Government of Canada and the Treaty One Nations.

In 2019, the Government of Canada and the Treaty One Nation signed a Comprehensive Settlement Agreement for the former Kapyong Barracks land in Winnipeg. Once developed, this urban reserve will be home to residential and commercial space, sports and recreation facilities and community spaces. The redevelopment of this land will be an significant and beneficial landmark project for the Treaty One First Nations.  

As we celebrate the 150th Commemoration of Treaty No. 1, we also look forward to continued work with Treaty partners to honour the Treaty relationship and celebrate our ongoing, collaborative work with the Treaty One First Nations. The Government of Canada remains committed to building renewed relationships with Indigenous Peoples, and working together to enhance mutual understanding, respect and honouring the Treaties and agreements as we work in partnership on the path to self-determination.

 

We know the issues that communities have faced given COVID-19 restrictions, and wish the Treaty One First Nations, safe and healthy celebrations that take into consideration public health guidelines.”

Ani Dergalstanian

Press Secretary and Communications Advisor

Office of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett

Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations

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Media Relations

Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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Antoine Tremblay

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Daniel Vandal

Minister of Northern Affairs

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Adrienne Vaupshas

Press Secretary

Office of the Honourable Marc Miller

Minister of Indigenous Services

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Media Relations

Indigenous Services Canada

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Camille Gagné-Raynauld

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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Canadian Heritage

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Moira Kelly

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change

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Environment and Climate Change Canada

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