Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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Dear N.K ,
Africa is currently experiencing strong economic growth projections over the next few decades. 
The transport sector can accelerate and intensify trade in Africa, with rail in particular to play a vital role in the conveyance of freight over long distances.
However with the current condition of the existing railway infrastructure and rolling stock, railway operators are looking to revitalise and renew the infrastructure as well as fleet in order to play a strong contributing role in economic development.
Africa Rail will therefore play host to operators, authorities and government from across Africa sourcing solutions to help them develop the rail network in Africa to its full potential.
If you offer one of the following solutions then our buyers want to meet you:
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  • Tunnelling and construction 
And it’s the only place to be if you want a piece of the$495 billion being invested into African rail projects right now.
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I look forward to hearing from you. 
Tarryn Theunissen
Project Director – Transport
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India-Taiwan Business Cooperation Committee

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PGTI mourns passing away of ‘The King’ Arnold Palmer

The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) mourned the passing away of golfing legend Arnold Palmer on Monday.
Palmer, who passed away aged 87, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Sunday (September 25th) afternoon, was a part of ‘The Big Three’ of golf during the 1960s, along with fellow American Jack Nicklaus and South African Gary Player. The trio is widely credited with popularizing the sport around the world.
Nicknamed “The King”, Palmer had 95 professional wins to his credit and was also a successful businessman and golf course designer.
His seven Major wins included four Masters titles in 1958, 1960, 1962 and 1964, the US Open in 1960 and the British Open in 1961 and 1962.
He played on six Ryder Cup teams and was the winning captain twice.
Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “We at the PGTI express our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Arnold Palmer, one of the sport’s greatest personalities. His passing away is a huge loss for the sport of golf. Arnold Palmer’s achievements inspired golfers across the world over the last several decades and his legacy will continue to live on.”
On Monday, PGTI members paid tribute to Palmer with their condolence messages. Here are some messages from Indian golfers.
Tweet from Anirban Lahiri – “The world of golf will miss you Mr Palmer. Thank you for being the pioneer that you were. #TheKing”
Rahil Gangjee’s Facebook post- “Sad day for golf! Rest in peace Arnold Palmer. You have given us many users of amazing golf!”
Rashid Khan’s quote – “It’s a big loss for the golfing world. I wish I could meet the legend once in lifetime. Condolences to the family.”
Tweet from Rahul Bajaj – “A legend passes away but leaves the world of golf with memories to cherish.  #ArnoldPalmer”
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THE OC IS CALIFORNIA’S “OTHER” ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL


Mumbai, 26th September, 2016- When ‘entertainment’ tops the vacation wish list, many global travelers think of London, Rio, New York and Los Angeles. While these big cities dazzle with flashy stage shows, museums and carnivals, they also come with high price tags, heavy traffic and crowds. Orange County, California offers a fresh alternative for those seeking world-class culture and entertainment, without the big-city hassle.
Located on the California coast south of Los Angeles, Orange County benefits from its proximity to the “entertainment capital of the world,” which serves as a magnet for talent from all across the globe. Dancers, playwrights, musicians, actors and artists of every ilk come to Southern California and create a thriving cultural scene that extends well beyond the borders of Hollywood. In the heart of Orange County, the city of Costa Mesa is home to the famed Segerstrom Center for the Arts and South Coast Repertory Theater, two venues where visitors can experience Broadway musicals, international operas, new theatrical plays, and innovative dance productions. In coastal Laguna Beach, painters and crafters populate an abundance of thriving art galleries and popular arts and crafts festivals. Music lovers will likewise find plenty to love, whether it’s big-arena pop concerts or world-class symphonies.
Arts
Art, music, and theater are some of the signature activities in Costa Mesa, underscoring the city’s reputation as the City of the Arts ™.  The district’s centerpiece is theSegerstrom Center for the Arts, known for its striking architecture, superb acoustics and world-class performances. The Center presents the world’s finest ballet companies, Broadway shows, concerts by renowned orchestras and chamber ensembles, jazz and cabaret artists, and family entertainment in its three theatres. The Renee & Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall is the primary venue for the Pacific Symphony, the Pacific Chorale and the Philharmonic Society-all purveyors of quality musical experiences. The venues are joined together by an outdoor plaza and dramatic pieces of public art can be found throughout the complex and surrounding neighborhood. Orange County’s Tony-Award winning regional theatre, South Coast Repertory, stands adjacent to the Center.
Artists have been the heartbeat of Laguna Beach for over a century, attracted by OC’s most dramatically beautiful stretch of coastline. Check out the Laguna Art Museum, founded by those early artists. Enjoy the three lively summer art festivals: Festival of ArtsArt-A-Fair and Sawdust Festival.
You can explore the full spectrum of California art at these OC museums and galleries:The Irvine Museum specializes in California art of the Impressionist period (1890-1930);Laguna Art Museum, founded by the county’s earliest artists, exhibits the full spectrum of California art; Orange County Museum of Art specializes in post-war contemporary art including new media. 
Culture
The OC is the birthplace of surf culture in California and Huntington Beach – aka Surf City USA – the local waves make Surf City USA the hub of surf activity in Orange County. In fact, the biggest surf contest in the world, the U.S. Open of Surfing, is held annually in early August.

Head to Santa Ana’s Bowers Museum to see some of the world’s great cultural treasures on exhibit, or join in one of the many cultural festivals the museum hosts throughout the year. You can always count on the San Juan Capistrano Library’s Multicultural Arts Series and Historic Mission (founded in 1776), the Philharmonic Society and the Irvine Barclay Theatre for strong programming featuring performing artists from many cultural traditions around the globe.

Entertainment
The OC is world-famous for it’s family entertainment like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm but The OC offers plenty of entertainment outside of the area’s two big theme parks.  A must-stop for international visitors, Buena Park is known for incredible interactive dinner and show venues, in addition to Knott’s Berry Farm.  Medieval Times, families experience a royal feast inside of a castle as they watch knights battle on horseback to fight for the highest honor of being their champion. The Pirate’s Dinner Adventure sends families on a seaside adventure with a dining experience filled with dashing pirates, joyful singing and daring fights.

The OC has also had it’s time on the big screen. Orange County has some of the best views in Southern California and filmmakers seem to think so too. Cities throughout Orange County such as Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine and Dana Point have been featured locations for popular movies like Transformers, Iron Man and Star Trek Into Darkness. The OC’s influence on Hollywood doesn’t stop there. Many OC natives have become famous celebrities, such as Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Michelle Pfeiffer and Gwen Stefani!

Flights and Ground Transportation

Orange County, California is an easily accessible destination for global travelers. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is just 35 miles north of The OC, and offers more than 900 non-stop daily flights from 59 cities in 30 countries. Upon arrival at LAX, it’s just a 45-minute drive to The OC down the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway.

Conveniently located at the intersection of three cities, Orange County Airport (SNA) also welcomes global travelers with non-stop service from Mexico (Mexico City, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas) and Canada (Vancouver), as well as connecting flights from major international airports in San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston and other hubs.

A car is the most convenient and flexible way to explore Southern California, where train and bus service can be limited. Orange County Airport offers eight on-site rental car companies and 14 more off-site with pick-ups and drop-offs at the terminal; rental cars are also widely available throughout The OC and at LAX. Those who don’t wish to drive can utilize Smart Phone Apps, such as Uber and Lyft, to conveniently summon a driver to any place, any time of day.

City trolleys are a great transportation choice for sightseeing, especially during the peak summer season.  The Laguna Beach Weekend Trolley is free, operating Fridays 4pm-11pm, Saturdays 11am-11pm and Sundays 11am-8pm.  The trolley comes every 20 minutes, perfect for families exploring the beach.
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Third day of 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship 2016

Three New National Records Created On the Third day of 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship 2016
Key Highlights:
o   Olympian Sajan Prakash of Railways creates another National Record in the 100m Butterfly Senior Men’s Category.
o   Olympian Shivani Kataria of Haryana creates National Record in the 200m Freestyle Senior Women’s category.
o   Arvind Mani of Karnataka creates National Record in the 200m Backstroke Senior Men’s Category.
o   Maharashtra wins 3 Silver and 2 Bronze on the Day3 of the Championship.
o   Maharashtra retains its Second position with 4 Golds, 7 Silver and 3 Bronze.
Mumbai, September 26, 2016:  The third day of 70th Glenmark Senior National Aquatic Championship 2016 turnout to day of National Records. Three new National records in various category were created today. The first record was broken in 200m Freestyle Senior Women’s category by Indian Olympian Shivani Kataria in record time of 02:06.97 sec, Silver Medal was won by Maharashtra’s Aditi Dhumatkar in the time of 02:08.09 secs and Damania K Gowda has won Bronze medal in the time 02:09.94 secs for Karnataka.
Second National record was created by Arvind Mani of Karnataka in 200m Backstroke Senior Men’s category in record time of 02:05.46 sec, Madhu P S of Services won the Silver medal in a time of 02:07.02 sec and Sri Hari N of Karnataka won bronze medal in the time of 02:07.13 sec.
Olympic Sajan Prakash of Railway’s continued its winning strive creating yet another National Record in 100m Butterfly Mens Category in a time of 00:54.43 secs, Supriyo Mondal of Railways won the bronze in a time of 00:55.19 sec and Bronze was won by Ghai Aman of Punjab in a time of 00:56.38 sec.
Maharashtra Results:
Yuga Sunil Birnale won Silver medal for Maharashtra in 200m Backstroke Senior Women category in a time of 02:22.65 sec, Gold was won by Manna Patel of Gujarat in a time of 02:22.65 Sec and Bronze medal by Shreyanti Pani in time of 02:31.78 sec.
Tirshna Karkhanis won Bronze medal in 100m Butterfly Senior Women category for Maharashtra in time of 1:05.60 sec, Damini K Gowda of Karnataka won the Gold Medal in the time of 1:04.31 sec and Mayuri Lingaraj won the silver medal in the time of 1:05.18 secs.


In the 1500 m Freestyle Senior Men -Saurabh Sangvekar of Railways wins the Gold in time of 16:15.81 sec, Aryan Makija wins bronze medal for Maharashtra in the time of 16:23.87 sec and Sanu Debnath of RSPB in wins Bronze in time of 16:25.01 secs.
The Mixed relay the most exciting event of the Meet saw the fourth record of the day being created with Team Gujarat represrented by Manaa Patel,  Smit Sharma, Anshul Kothari and Dilpreet Kaur creating new record in 4*50m mixed relay with a time of 1:53.42. Karnataka represented by Arvind Mani, Damini Gowda, Vaishnav Hegde and Sneha T. won silver with a time of 1:53.45 while Maharashtra represented by Harshal Vakharia, Jyotsna Pansare, Shwejal Mankar and Avantika Chawan won bronze with a time of 1:55.27.
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Launch of France Alumni – India Chapter

H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India,Speaking of the significance of two-way student mobility, Ambassador Alexandre Ziegler said, “India is a vital strategic partner of France. We attach great importance to academic exchanges between the two countries, embodied by their excellent students, whom we wish to see in greater numbers in France. The India alumni community will serve as ambassadors of France, as they will promote prestigious French scholarships offered to Indian students, foster academic and professional partnerships, and thereby help create further opportunities for returning scholars.”
The www.francealumni.fr/en portal enables former foreign students to keep abreast of upcoming events and opportunities. The 2016-2017 schedule includes, among others, job fairs, French Master classes, recognition of alumnae on International Women’s Day, webinars and seminars on topical issues, mentorship programmes, and participation in philanthropic activities.
H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India,
will launch France Alumni – India Chapter, on
Wednesday, 28th September 2016, at 7.30 pm
at the Residence of France
2/50 E, Nyaya Marg (Gate No.4)
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
You are cordially invited to attend and requested to assign your reporter/ photographer to cover the event.
France Alumni est le réseau des Alumi de la France. Retrouvez les personnes avec qui vous avez étudié, échangez dans les groupes thématiques, soyez informé des événements ou cherchez un emploi : rejoignez France Alumni
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