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BIFFES Shortlists Films for World Competition Selects Retrospectives, Focus Films, Classics In Political Genre

Bengaluru, Karnataka, November 18, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / India PRwire) The 4th BIFFES selection panel has short-listed the titles for the international competition section Bengaluru International Film Festival to be held in December (15 - 22) at four screens in Fame Lido and five other venues in different parts of the city.

"Though this is the first time that BIFFES has announced a competition section, about 40 films were submitted for entry into the international category. Most of the films received are on contemporary themes, made in 2010 and 2011, and have been highly acclaimed in top international festivals," said BIFFES artistic director HN Narahari Rao. The Indian and Kannada entry into the international competition section will be announced later.

"This is only the beginning," said festival director and chairman of Karnataka Chalanachitra Academy TS Nagabharana. "With the quality of films that will be featured in the competition section this year, we are confident that Bengaluru will become an important international festival venue in the years to come," he added.

The list of films in the international competition category are:

China Sourcing Fairs - Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 11, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio) Six China Sourcing Fairs are to be concurrently held in Mumbai on November 23-25, 2011 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon featuring a host of latest products from Greater China and other Asian countries, according to a press release.

The six trade Fairs comprise of various categories covering Electronics & Components, Security Products, Home Products, Gifts & Premiums, Hardware & Building Materials and Bathroom Products, making this the largest Greater China products trade exhibition of its kind in India. Through this platform, Indian buyers can source directly from competitive suppliers from Greater China. The trade fairs are managed by Pico Event Management under license from Global Sources (NASDAQ: GSOL).

Spokesperson of China Sourcing Fairs, Mr. Tommy Wong, said: “Bilateral trade between India & China is growing rapidly and Indian buyers are keen to source quality products from China. To meet this growing demand, the Fairs cover a wide selection of products, which include electronics & components, hardware and building materials, security products, home products, gifts and premiums as well as bathroom products.”

Last year, around 10,000 buyers comprised of importers, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and other volume buyers attended the event. It is expected that this year’s Fairs will attract similar kinds of visitors and a number of co-operations and large-scale business deals are expected to conclude during the three days event.

Trade volumes between India and China reached US$61.7 billion in 2010 and it is anticipated to reach US$100 billion by 2015. China is India's largest import trading partner, and imports have grown by more than 50 percent annually for the last three consecutive years.

Global Sources – a 40 years old company with a buyer community of over a million active members –is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of cross-country trade with Greater China. The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers.  For further information please log onto: .

British pianist Kathryn Stott performs at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

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Marouan BenabdallahWashington, D.C., Oct 20, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio)  Internationally recognized as one of Britain’s most versatile and imaginative musicians, Kathryn Stott’s wide-ranging interests have led to a unique career and a rare reputation. Collaborating with a wide variety of chamber musicians and playing with some of the world’s leading instrumentalists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Stott has also appeared as soloist on major international concert platforms in recitals and concerto performances, has directed distinctive concert series and festivals and has developed an extensive and exceptionally varied catalogue of recordings. Stott makes her Kennedy Center solo debut on December 3 with an eclectic program of French, Argentinean, Brazilian and British works.

            Born in Lancashire in northern England, Stott studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Vlado Perlemuter and Nadia Boulanger, and then at the Royal College of Music in London with Kendall Taylor. Text Box: Kathryn Stott
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Click here to listen to Kathryn Stott’s performance with Yo-Yo Ma of the Sonata in A Major by César FranckIn 1978 she attracted critical attention as an outstanding young prize-winner at the Leeds International Piano Competition.

Veteran South Indian Film Lyricist Kavignar Vaali to be Honored

Chennai, India, Oct 14, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / PressReleasePoint) Jayadhaarini Trust (Regd), trust found in 2004 is honouring Kavignar Vaali for his immense contribution to the South Indian Film Industry. KavignarVaali who has scripted more than 14000 songs and has also produced master literary pieces as poet and scholar in addition to Film Lyricist.

Charity Hodges Wins First Annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest 2011

San Diego, CA, October 09, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / 1888PressRelease) The First Annual Miss Pacific Beach Contest was held at PB Bar & Grill on September 14th, where Charity Hodges was crowned the very first Miss Pacific Beach. The event, which was the brainchild of Jim Lawlor, locally known as the "PB Millionaire," was a huge success with a capacity turnout of about 400 people. In fact, the enthusiastic fans standing in line outside stretched around the block - some waiting for more than an hour to get in.

Watch the video online.

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