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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

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

Not even gold can help Indians survive the rupee‘s fall

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Gold, the traditional white-knight investment for US investors, is anything but for those in India. Americans turned to gold to shore up their savings when the dollar weakened in the wake of the US financial crisis and recession. An Indian investor buying gold in recent months to escape the tumbling rupee would have lost a good chunk of her money, and contributed to perpetuating the currency’s fall.

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The rupee has devalued sharply after a record deficit in the current-account balance—a measure of trade and international payments. A stampede by foreign investorsout of emerging markets and strong Indian domestic demand for foreign gold have both served to push the currency down.

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Over the past year gold has weakened considerably against the rupee compared to Western currencies. While the dollar has risen 15.2% against the rupee over the last 12 months, gold is trading 16.4% lower. An investor who changed 10,000 rupees into dollars last August and back into rupees today would now have have 3,165 more rupees than one who had bought gold instead.

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The Indian government has tried to limit gold imports and contain the balance of payments by levying a series of duties on gold and other precious metals. Last week it also reduced the limit on remittances abroad from India, to $75,000 a year from $200,000.

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That seems to have had an effect. Gold imports fell by nearly three-quarters from May to June, to $11.4 billion…

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And the current account deficit for June fell to $2 billion, from $10 billion in May, according to an estimate by JP Morgan Asia-Pacific. The deficit for the second quarter of 2013 was just 56% of what it had been in the first quarter:

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Still, it remains to be seen whether Raghuram Rajan, who takes over the helm of India’s central bank next month, can halt the collapse of the country’s currency.

By David Yanofsky @YAN0

Naari Chakra gets screened exclusively at Chitkara Media School, Rajpura

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Naari Chakra, a movie trailer thats been making the rounds over the last few months is finally getting seen by the public at an Exclusive screening at Chitkara Media School, Rajpura.

Round of applause at the end of the screening which Dipanshu Dang described as a really amazing feeling.

Press coverage will be in The Tribune newspaper tomorrow in India and the movie has gained attention from more press as there has been a Meeting a reporter from Indian Express for exclusive interview..

This movie is a product of a hard working team in India and are arranging screenings in London, UK and many other parts of the world. Do look out for this movie and lets stand behind the fight against forced prostitution in India and the world.
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