Wednesday, November 12, 2014

AIRASIA NAMED OFFICIAL AIRLINE PARTNER OF FILIPINO BOXING CHAMP


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AirAsia named official airline partner of Filipino Boxing Champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao
Pacman is now flying with the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier

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GENERAL SANTOS CITY,  12 November 2014 – AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for six straight years by Skytrax World Airline Awards from 2009 to 2014 today announced that it will be the official airline for the People’s Champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao.

Representative Manny Pacquiao, Filipino boxing’s biggest attraction, is set to take his act on the road again on 23nd November, when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena in the Venetian in Macau, China.

As the official airline of Team Pacquiao, AirAsia has unveiled an exclusive aircraft livery featuring the boxing sensation. The livery design was unveiled today in a press launch in General Santos City, Philippines attended by AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba.

Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO said, “It’s a great honor for AirAsia to be chosen as the official airline of team Pacman. Congressman Manny’s story is an inspiration not only for Filipinos but to all of us who dared to dream the seemingly impossible. AirAsia’s commitment in the Philippines is anchored on the same dream, to make flying more affordable, more accessible and to provide the best quality service that every Filipino deserves.”

For his part, Representative Manny Pacquiao said, “I am delighted to be part of AirAsia’s mission in promoting the Philippines, our Filipino talents, sports and tourism wonders to the global stage. Let’s celebrate the Filipino spirit and my team is looking forward to your support in my upcoming match in Macau in November.” 

To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is offering promo seats from as low as P199 base fare only for direct flights to/from Manila-Macau via AirAsia Philippinesincluding promo seats for flights from Malaysia, Thailand and other destinations in the AirAsia group. Promo seats are available for booking today atwww.airasia.com for immediate travel in November until 9th June 2015.

Pacman’s fans can look forward to spotting the special Manny Pacquiao branded Airbus A320 which carries the colors of the Philippine flag and Pacquiao’s logo painting the skies red soon from AirAsia hubs not only in Manila, Cebu, Kalibo to domestic destinations of Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Tacloban and to international points in Malaysia, China and South Korea but all over AirAsia’s 88 destinations across Asean countries and extending as far as China, India, Australia and more! 

Joy Cañeba, AirAsia Philippines CEO said, “We are honored and humbled that the People’s Champ, the Filipino pride, Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has chosen AirAsia as his official airline partner. AirAsia Philippines will shake up the aviation industry and this partnership is just one of the examples on how we will take this game to a higher level. AirAsia will promote the Philippines to the world and bring the world closer to every Filipino via our massive network.”

In honor of Manny Pacquiao, AirAsia is opening Manila – General Santos route with attractive introductory fares to be announced very soon.

AirAsia Philippines is also offering a P0.01 seat sale for all domestic and international destinations. Promo seats are available for booking today atwww.airasia.com until 16th November 2014, for the travel period from 10th June 2015 – 17th Jan 2016.

All-in promo seats (with airport tax, fuel surcharge and other applicable fees) fromManila to Kalibo (Boracay), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Tacloban* and Cebu to Davao**, Cagayan de Oro** are available from as low as P353.81, one way while international flights from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo to South Korea (Incheon/Seoul and Busan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu), China (Macau and Shanghai) and many more start from as low as P750.00, all-in, one way only.

BELMOND TO LAUNCH LUXURY TOURING TRAIN IN IRELAND

INDIA – 12 Nov 2014
Belmond Ltd.  announces its first train in Ireland; anticipated for launch in summer 2016.  Belmond Grand Hibernian will be the first luxury overnight rail experience of its kind in Ireland with plans for tours of the magnificent open countryside, dramatic coastal scenery and fascinating cities of both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Belmond has acquired ten carriages from Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail which the Company will transform into a luxury sleeper train with accommodations for up to 40 guests travelling in 20 elegant, en-suite cabins. The interior design project is being carried out by James Park Associates, who have worked on other train projects for the Company including the Belmond Northern Belle and Eastern & Oriental Express, and will draw inspiration from Dublin’s classic Georgian architecture and blend it with elements of Ireland’s ancient folklore and traditions, evoking the country’s celebrated cultural heritage with a contemporary twist. Belmond Grand Hibernian will feature four interconnecting suites to accommodate families, two restaurant cars and an observation bar car.

With a name derived from Hibernia, the classical Latin name for the island of Ireland, Belmond Grand Hibernian will journey throughout the island offering two-, four- and six-night rail experiences that visit the major destinations of the North and South, including the train’s Dublin base, Belfast and Cork. Traveling aboard Belmond Grand Hibernian will be akin to a land cruise, offering daily excursions such as tours of historic estates, or a round of golf on one of the finest links courses in the world, visits to the new Titanic Belfast center, or an immersion into the world of Ireland’s legendary writers, musicians and artists.
“Belmond Grand Hibernian will be Belmond’s seventh luxury rail experience, building on our expertise in operating a stable of the world’s most famous trains, including Belmond Royal Scotsman, currently the UK’s only luxury sleeper train, and the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express,” said John Scott, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “Ireland offers today’s luxury traveler a rich and diverse cultural experience, with unrivalled scenery and warm hospitality that fit perfectly with Belmond’s offering of enriching and authentic hotel, rail and river cruise experiences.”

Belmond Grand Hibernian’s haulage services and Dublin depot facilities will be provided by Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, Ireland’s national train operator and rail infrastructure provider.  David Franks, Chief Executive of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail said, “We are proud and delighted to welcome Belmond Grand Hibernian to Ireland’s rail network.  Our railways provide a unique aspect on the countryside, towns and cities of Ireland.  Rail is therefore a key element of our national tourism product, and the launch of Belmond Grand Hibernian represents a strong endorsement of Ireland as a destination by Belmond.”
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About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations.  Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 45 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations.  From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara.  Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.  Orient-Express is a trademark of SNCF.  belmond.com

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2nd Day of Bhopal Survivors' Waterless Fast: Press Conference and Cultural Evening 12 Nov

2nd Day of Bhopal Survivors’ Waterless Fast: Press Conference and Cultural Evening 12 Nov

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Eminent Delhiites Visit Bhopal Satyagrahis in Solidarity

WHAT:           Eminent Delhiites, including Justice (Retd) Rajinder Sacchar, D. Raja, Kuldeep Nayyar, Raghu Rai, Usha Ramanathan, Praful Bidwai, Kavita Krishnan, Gautam Navlakha, and unions, including JNUSU, Jamia Teachers'; Solidarity Association in solidarity with survivors on the 3rd day of hunger strike, and 2nd day of waterless fast.

Cultural Program: Various Music groups and Poetry by Hindi Poet Mangalesh Dabral

WHEN:          12th November, 12 noon (Press Conference, Solidarity statements)
3:30-7p.m. Cultural evening

WHERE:        Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
BACKGROUND:
On the 3rd day of the fast, and Day 2 of the waterless fast, Bhopalis will be joined by eminent citizens from Delhi. The Government of India has promised to act with alacrity to every need of the corporate citizen — single window clearances, expedited and simplified licensing procedures. But for the ordinary citizen, getting his or her due as a human being remains a tortuous, convoluted and fraught process. Bhopalis are on a waterless fast demanding equal distribution of ex-gratia payment of Rs. 1 lakh among all affected people, the correction of the compensation being demanded by GoI from Union Carbide in its curative petition in Supreme Court. The Government is demanding just $1.2 billion while scientific estimates peg the additional compensation required at $8.1 billion.
Rashida Bi,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh
94256 88215
Nawab Khan,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
8718035409
Balkrishna Namdeo,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha
9826345423
Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra,
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
9826167369
Safreen Khan,
Children Against Dow Carbide

Information: www.bhopal.net
2nd Day of Bhopal Survivors' Waterless Fast: Press Conference and Cultural Evening 12 Nov
From: napm india  Tue, 11 Nov '14 9:21p
To: undisclosed-recipients:;
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INVITE 
Eminent Delhiites Visit Bhopal Satyagrahis in Solidarity

WHAT:           Eminent Delhiites, including Justice (Retd) Rajinder Sacchar, D. Raja, Kuldeep Nayyar, Raghu Rai, Usha Ramanathan, Praful Bidwai, Kavita Krishnan, Gautam Navlakha, and unions, including JNUSU, Jamia Teachers'; Solidarity Association in solidarity with survivors on the 3rd day of hunger strike, and 2nd day of waterless fast.

Cultural Program: Various Music groups and Poetry by Hindi Poet Mangalesh Dabral

WHEN:          12th November, 12 noon (Press Conference, Solidarity statements)
                        3:30-7p.m. Cultural evening

WHERE:        Jantar Mantar, New Delhi
BACKGROUND:
On the 3rd day of the fast, and Day 2 of the waterless fast, Bhopalis will be joined by eminent citizens from Delhi. The Government of India has promised to act with alacrity to every need of the corporate citizen -- single window clearances, expedited and simplified licensing procedures. But for the ordinary citizen, getting his or her due as a human being remains a tortuous, convoluted and fraught process. Bhopalis are on a waterless fast demanding equal distribution of ex-gratia payment of Rs. 1 lakh among all affected people, the correction of the compensation being demanded by GoI from Union Carbide in its curative petition in Supreme Court. The Government is demanding just $1.2 billion while scientific estimates peg the additional compensation required at $8.1 billion.
Rashida Bi,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery Karmchari Sangh 
 94256 88215
Nawab Khan,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Purush Sangharsh Morcha
8718035409
Balkrishna Namdeo,
Bhopal Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pensionbhogi Sangharsh Morcha
9826345423
Satinath Sarangi, Rachna Dhingra,
Bhopal Group for Information and Action
9826167369
Safreen Khan,
Children Against Dow Carbide

Information: www.bhopal.net

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