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Month: October 2013

EMINEM is Performing in New Zealand in 2014

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Dainty Group today announced a trailblazing collaboration with hip-hop icon EMINEM to do headline shows with the world’s biggest rap and urban stars across Australian stadiums in 2014.

Even more thrilling is the news that they’ve included one New Zealand show, at the Western Springs Stadium on Saturday 15 February, 2014.

Get ready for , a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Group, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.

Tickets for RAPTURE go on sale on Thursday 31 October.

Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of  Rapture.

NEW ZEALAND 2014 stars:

EMINEM: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due onNovember 5, and billed as one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The Guardian said of his recent shows in Britain:“His stage presence is as potent as ever.”

Eminem sold out every seat of his triumphant stadium tour in Australia two years ago.

A 13-time Grammy and Oscar winner, Eminem has sold 80 million albums, scanned 120 million singles and had 2.5 billion views online.

In New Zealand, Eminem remains one of the most successful chart acts of all time. Of his eight albums released here, 7 of them went to #1 – spending a combined 227 weeks in the Official NZ Top 40 Charts. He has hit the top of the Singles Chart 6 times, including Without Me and Lose Yourself, and most recently with his 2010 Rihanna collaboration “Love The Way You Lie” which was the second biggest selling single that year.  RIANZ has certified The Slim Shady LP 1999 3 x platinum, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 7 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 9 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, Curtain Call (2005) 6 x platinum and Recovery (2010) 2 x platinum.

KENDRICK LAMAR: a blinding ray of rap genius from the sunshine state, California, with his ground breaking album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, hits Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice, and crowned the new king of the West Coast by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre.

J.COLE: chart-topping rapper who got the tick of approval from Jay-Z with his clever rhymes and intriguing lyrical content, then followed through to deliver street savvy work including two No.1 albums, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and his latest Born Sinner.

DAVID DALLAS: The forefront of New Zealand Hip-Hop, David Dallas has just released his new album Falling Into Place. The album is a continuation of form from Dallas, following on from the acclaimed The Rose Tint and Buffalo Man. It features the hard hitting, anthemic single ‘Runnin’, which is tearing up the singles charts.

“I am really excited to be working with EminEm on , an annual event with a long term vision of showcasing the best of the best in hip-hop at affordable prices to the punter,” promoter Paul Dainty said.

Lose yourself, New Zealand, and get caught up in the in 2014.

RAPTURE 2014

Auckland, Saturday 15 February, 2014

Western Springs Stadium

www.ticketmaster.co.nz / 0800 111 999

Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai airports named among world’s worst airports in 2013

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Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai airports have reportedly been named among the world’s worst airports in 2013, along with Islamabad airport, according to an online survey.

Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport has come third on the list of the world’s worst airports as compiled by the survey by an online travel company, ahead of Islamabad’s Benazir Bhutto International Airport, which is in the fourth place.

Chennai International Airport has been awarded the sixth place, while Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has come eighth on the list.

According to the Express Tribune, the Philippines’ main Manila airport terminal was declared by the survey as the world’s worst airport for the second year in a row.

The report further said that Italy’s Bergamo airport, Paris Beauvais airport, Frankfurt Hahn airport, Rome Fiumicino airport and Los Angeles airport have been awarded the second, fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth places respectively.

The website asked travellers to rate their experiences across four factors i.e comfort, conveniences, cleanliness and customer service, the report added.

India’s first monorail service to be launched in Mumbai soon

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MUMBAI: India’s first of its kind mono-rail service will be launched in Mumbai in a matter of days. The mass transport system consists of several air conditioned rakes that run on an elevated corridor ferrying passengers between Chembur and Wadala in the first phase and between Wadala and Jacob Circle in central Mumbai in the second phase.

When the two phases are complete, the Mumbai mono-rail will be the world’s second longest Mono Rail corridor in the world after Japan’s Osaka mono-rail corridor which is 23.8km long. Other well known monorails are the Tokyo mono rail, the Tama mono rail and the Star LRT in Malaysia.

The Mumbai corridor will have 17 stations, two less than the Osaka Mono Rail corridor which has 19 stations. The mono rail has been built by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority and the contract to build it was awarded to the consortium of M/s L&T and M/s.Scomi from Malaysia. The total cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 2460 crore.

The Fare, The Design

Mumbai mono rail fare will range between Rs 8 and 20 for a single trip. The rakes are in three colours – green, pink and sky blue. The National Institute of Design has designed the exterior.

On the design elements, Kanesan Veluppillai, Chief Executive Officer, Scomi Engineering said, “In terms of the interiors, each rake is designed with composite seats and grab rails for easy maintenance and protection. The well lit, light coloured interior and large tinted window panels provide maximum natural light inside the car.”

“The advantage over a Metro rail system is that mono requires a one meter wide space for the elevated track and it rests on a single pillar of height 6.5 meter. This causes least disturbance to traffic running below the elevated path. It is also less noisy, eco-friendly and easily accessible in comparison with Metro rail,” an MMDRA spokesperson said.

The coaches move on rubber tyres on concrete beams designed to create less noise and vibration during operation. The system is powered by electric motors that are silent and also control emission.

“The monorail project is anticipated to reduce over 50,000 private and public vehicles which are petro-chemically fueled thus resulting in an estimated reduction of 200 tonnes of CO2 emission a day in Mumbai,” Veluppillai added.

The challenge was the narrow corridors available to construct the mono-rail as Mumbai is a densely populated city. The slender tracks have been designed to block less sunlight thus promoting natural landscape of the city. The Mumbai train will be delivered in 4-rake formations with capability to extend to a maximum 6-rake formation in future.

So as per the plan set out by MMRDA, a monorail with four cars will have a capacity to ferry 562 passengers, while one with six cars will be able to accommodate 852 commuters, according to Veluppillai

The Infrastructure

Apart from the elevated infrastructure, the monorail has other assets. The 6.5 hectare Wadala car depot provides parking facility for commuters of 21 trains.

There is also an operation control centre, a training center and a power station, a receiving traction substation and a full-fledged administrative facility. The mono-rail will be integrated with all three lines of the Mumbai suburban railways.

The Economic Times

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