Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday 21 July 2015
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HP Digital Print Excellence Awards 2015
Asia Pacific and Japan

NEW DELHI, India, July 21, 2015- The HP Digital Print Excellence Awards is created to recognize exceptional achievements and innovations made by top printing companies from across Asia Pacific and Japan. This year’s award – which attracted more than 380 entries from 16 countries across the region - represents the eight HP Digital Print Excellence Awards for HP Indigo and the sixth for HP Sign and Display.

“Businesses and brands today are connecting with their customers to drive more engaging conversations, transform perception of their organizations and ultimately, create the best possible customer experience,” said Gido van Praag, vice president and general manager, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Asia Pacific and Japan. “Winners of the HP Digital Print Excellence Awards exemplify those who took the challenge to win their customers hearts and minds through innovative digital print technology.”
AirAsia to commence 3 times weekly direct flights to Maldives —

AirAsia to commence 3 times weekly direct flights to Maldives

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Now Everyone Can Fly to Maldives!
  • AirAsia to commence 3 times weekly direct flights to Maldives
  • All-in-fares available from RM169 one way from 21st – 26th July 2015 at airasia.com.      

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SEPANG, 21 July 2015 – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline for seven consecutive years will be commencing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Maldives with 3 times weekly frequency beginning 22 October 2015. This route will be operated by AirAsia Berhad with the airline code “AK’’.
Seats to this ultimate beach destination in high demand are now available for booking online at airasia.com with all-in-fares from as low as RM169 one way. This promotion is ongoing until 26th July 2015 for travel period of 22nd October 2015 until 31st August 2016.
Spencer Lee, AirAsia Berhad’s Head of Commercial commented, “Maldives tops the list of ‘must-visit’ ​ destinations for most people and the requests for flights to Maldives have been extremely overwhelming. AirAsia is proud to announce that we will commence our flights to Maldives from 22nd October 2015, making us the only Airline that flies direct to Maldives from Kuala Lumpur, offering 3 times weekly flights to this idyllic island destination.”
“The flight schedule for this Kuala Lumpur – Maldives route allows travellers from all other regions such as Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Australia to connect easily using our Fly-Thru service. Among the destinations which offers Fly-Thru connectivity to Maldives include Incheon, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Penang and Gold Coast,’’ he added.

Members of the AirAsia BIG Loyalty Program, or AirAsia BIG members were able to have priority access to redeem and book their seats for this brand new route for 12 hours from 0001hrs (GMT +8) on 21th July 2015. Find out more information and how to sign up atairasiabig.com to enjoy this 12 hours priority access. AirAsia guests will be able to enjoy priority booking with AirAsiaGo, the holiday division of the world’s best low cost airline. For more information and to book, visit its website at AirAsiaGo.com.

AirAsia guests may enjoy their ideal holiday in Maldives with great hotel deals from as low as RM179 per night by AirAsiaGo.com.
Maldives is made up of 1,190 coral islands formed around 26 natural ring-like atolls, spread over 90,000 square kilometers, and 90% of the Maldives is made up of sea, making it a perfect destination to enjoy activities such as water sports, snorkeling, diving, night fishing and surfing for those who love adventure and the outdoors.
Maldives is a top honeymoon destination and newlyweds will be spoilt for choice with the vast amount of resorts available there for a memorable experience, and an environment with clear blue waters and white sandy beaches. 
Many may not know, but there are ‘must-visit’ heritage and cultural sites – The Huruku Miskiiy (Friday Mosque) which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, as well as the National Museum which was built in 1984. Other attractions include Mulee-aage, the current Presidential residence which was built right before the First World War, and The Male surf point Raalhugandu, built by local surfers and residents of neighboring houses which provides a vantage point for watching waves and observing the surfers.
Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).
Plans to implement the Oman National Railway project —

Plans to implement the Oman National Railway project

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Dear N.K,
Plans to implement the Oman National Railway project have been drawn up by Oman Rail Company. The construction of a number of passenger stations, maintenance depots, freight terminals and wayside maintenance centres at key locations along the Sohar-Buraimi stretch are currently under tender.
When completed and brought into operation, the line will connect the Port of Sohar with the GCC rail network at Oman’s border with the UAE. It will also serve as a vital lifeline for the transportation of rail-based freight to and from Sohar Port to markets deep into the Arabian Peninsula.
Oman Rail must meet and partner with experts in rail station and terminal construction to ensure the highest standards in current GCC rail projects are met.
Companies from the following profiles are needed to support Oman’s and the rest of the GCC’s rail station projects:
  • Engineering/construction
  • Civil works
  • Maintenance services
  • Architectural/Design Consultants
  • And more…
Want to access these rail projects? Then you need to exhibit at Middle East Rail 2016
Middle East Rail is the region’s largest rail exhibition attracting government, rail operators, transport authorities and world-class solution providers.

Download sponsorship brochure for more information
The 10th annual Middle East Rail event is ideally positioned for buyers, sellers and construction experts to learn and do business.
Enquire now about your tailor-made sponsorship package.  Contact Jamie Hosie atJamie.hosie@terrapinn.com or +97144402501.
Jamie Hosie
Project Director
Middle East Rail 2016
Radical Ambiguities of Diversity Politics in a Global City: —

Radical Ambiguities of Diversity Politics in a Global City:

CPR-CSH Urban Workshop
The Radical Ambiguities of Diversity Politics in a Global City: Lessons from London
Tuesday, 28 July 2015 at 3:45 p.m.
Mike Raco
Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research
Pictured: Piccadilly Circus (Image source)
This paper explores dominant narratives of diversity planning in one of Europe’s most diverse and globally-oriented cities, London. It draws on an on-going cross-national, collaborative research project, named DIVERCITIES, that is exploring the ways in which diversity is conceptualised in urban policy frameworks and the implications these conceptualisations have for citizens and policy priorities. The presentation focuses on the London case and argues that diversity narratives are underpinned by radical ambiguities.  On the one hand it is represented in pragmatic, consensual, and celebratory terms.  A pro-diversity approach is justified as being both morally progressive and grounded in a hard-headed understanding of the needs of competitive, successful businesses and modern urban economies. Under prevailing conditions of contemporary global capitalism labour market-building and the attraction of ‘talented’ individuals represents an essential element in the city’s wider strategy for development.  On the other hand, this celebration of diversity helps to deflect attention away from more difficult policy questions concerning the socio-economic impacts of global models of economic growth and the changes these bring to the city’s built environments. There is little discussion of class differences and how dominant models of capitalist growth are generating heightened inequality in (and beyond) the city.  Moreover, diversity narratives have helped policy-makers to individualise and atomise explanations for the persistence or enhancement of inequality and discrimination.  The paper explores and analyses these ambiguities and their implications for planning narratives and practices in London and beyond.
Mike Raco (BA, PhD) is Professor of Urban Governance and Development in the Bartlett School of Planning, University College London.  His background is in Planning, Geography, and Urban Studies.  He has published widely on the topics of urban governance and regeneration, urban sustainability, social diversity, and the politics of urban and regional economic development.  He is currently leading a team at UCL that is working on an EU-funded project named DIVERCITIES. Recent works include: The Future of Sustainable Cities: Critical Reflections (with John Flint, Policy Press, Bristol); State-led Privatisation and the Demise of the Democratic State:  Welfare Reform and Localism in an Era of Regulatory Capitalism (Ashgate, Hants.); and Regenerating London: Governance, Sustainability and Community in a Global City(with Rob Imrie and Loretta Lees, Routledge, London).  He formerly lectured at King’s College London and the Universities of Reading and Glasgow.
This is the sixty-sixth in a series of Urban Workshops planned by the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi and Centre for Policy Research (CPR). These workshops seek to provoke public discussion on issues relating to the development of the city and try to address all its facets including its administration, culture, economy, society and politics. For further information, please contact: Rémi de Bercegol at remi.debercegol@gmail.com, Partha Mukhopadhyay at partha@cprindia.org or Marie-Hélène Zerah at marie-helene.zerah@ird.fr
International views —

International views

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