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Old May 24th, 2012, 08:59 PM   #4181
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London Leads Top 10 Fashion Capitals of the World
  1. London
  2. New York
  3. Paris
  4. Milan
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Barcelona
  8. Singapore
  9. Tokyo
  10. Berlin

London was ranked as the global fashion leader ahead of other cities like New York, Paris, and Sao Paulo. New in the top 10 list is Singapore which is ranked number 8. The city has moved up the list of fashion capitals based on Narrative Tracking Technology which analyses the Internet, Blogosphere, print and electronic media, as well as new social media sources such as Facebook and Twitter.

Currently, Singapore is two spots behind Hong Kong and one spot above Tokyo.

Part of the success of bringing Singapore to the world map has got to be the annual Audi Fashion Festival which is being held from 16 May to 20 May, 2012.

The event is held every year attended by some of the world's most revered designers and international top models. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the Audi Fashion Festival is regarded as one of the biggest fashion events of the year.

For the 2012 event, guests were treated to a presentation of Mugler's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection on 16 May, 2012 collection in the presence of Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. Formichetti is well known for his extraordinary styling as Fashion Director in the Haus of Gaga (Lady Gaga) as well as being an art director for many fashion shoots and advertising campaigns.

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http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/34...-singapore.htm
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Plan launched for ($2.5bn) massive London regeneration

Some £1.3 billion worth of development could be created under a masterplan for one of London’s largest regeneration sites.

The London Borough of Enfield has launched a consultation on the masterplan for Meridian Water, an 82 hectares site in Edmonton currently occupied by former industrial buildings. The consultation runs to 3 August.

Its proposals include 5,000 homes and employment uses to create 3,000 jobs, plus schools, a new retail centre and transport interchange.

Meridian Water sits on the River Lea and would also be linked by new parkland to the Lea Valley Regional Park.

Under the masterplan written by LDA Design, a central causeway would serve as the development’s backbone linking its employment and residential sections.

LDA Design’s director of urban design Colin James said: “This masterplan is the first step towards bringing forward Enfield council’s vision for creating new high quality, energy efficient housing and breathing new life into employment areas.

http://www.cnplus.co.uk/news/plan-la...863060.article
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #4183
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Maylim Complete Final Touches of the £2.6m Canada Water Plaza

In time for Opening event planned for 22nd June 2012. Following the opening of the Canada Water Library, Maylim Limited has now completed the Public Square in time for the official planned June opening of the Plaza.

The project, which included 2 phases, completed over a 28week combined programme involved extensive civils and Hard & Soft Landscaping works to a very logistically challenging site.

The site is situated adjacent to Canada Water Bus station, The Canada Water Tube station, and sits over the Jubilee Line tube network that runs directly through the site.

Our works were completed in Phases and in conjunction with the building of the new Library by ISJ, the Barrett’s Residential development to the North and the live and active Water basin to the south.

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http://www.maylim.co.uk/news/maylim-...ater-plaza.php
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Old May 24th, 2012, 09:59 PM   #4184
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Maylim Awarded Streetscene Project for Dacorum Borough Council



Maylim Limited are proud to be awarded Phase 1 of the Marlowes Street scene project for Dacorum Borough Council. The project is part of a larger streetscene improvement scheme which will see a £3m spend on the future Regeneration of the Pedestrianisation Areas along the Marlowes.

This phase of the project will see us, as Main Contractor, complete the installation of a Bespoke Canopy which will form the large covering to the new Food Court seating area, sited to the North end of The Marlows. The Canopy, to be installed by Fabric Architecture, involves the completion and placement of 42No Steel Screw Fast piles and all associated foundations.

The project also sees the installation of new bespoke planters and their associated soft landscaping elements, bespoke lighting to the paved and canopy areas and the placement of all infrastructures and paving to receive the new Food Kiosks and associated street furniture’s.

This project continues our relationship with the Consultants & Landscape designers JMP and lays down the new foundation for a new relationship with the Dacorum Borough Council team.

http://www.maylim.co.uk/news/maylim-...gh-council.php
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Kensignton and Chelsea development must be "cultured and creative"
24 May 2012

The proposal document places culture and the creative industries at the heart of future development through the use of planning. It is the first local authority in the UK to take this approach, the Council said.

The Council’s cultural 'placemaking' proposals call on developers seeking to work in the Royal Borough to embed culture and the creative industries into their thinking right from the start of the development process.

The proposals aim to encourage imaginative and bold thinking, in particular masterplanning design, the animation of new places and creative and commercial ideas for the public realm, the Council said.

It is hoped that long-term partnerships will be created with cultural providers to influence the style and content of cultural amenities, not merely their existence.

The Council’s new cultural placemaking proposals, developed in partnership with Futurecity and BOP Consulting, aim to build on the Royal Borough’s Arts and Culture Policy.

This Policy sets out to create a stronger, more sustainable creative economy, placing the borough at the forefront of contemporary creativity, and enabling residents to access internationally excellent culture and using culture to attract inward investment.

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Old May 25th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #4186
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Accenture opens Salesforce innovation centre in London
24 May 2012

Accenture is expanding its alliance relationship with salesforce.com and accelerating its market-leading position by ramping up its global workforce, enhancing its skills training and certification program, and launching new Cloud Centres of Excellence in the United States and Canada, and in the UK and France later this year. These locations will build on the already substantial capabilities of Accenture’s global network of delivery centres in China, India and the Philippines.

Accenture also announced the opening of the Accenture Innovation Center for salesforce.com in London. The new centre will serve as a showcase location for Accenture and salesforce.com to bring to life new solutions and prototypes based on innovative implementation approaches and to demonstrate the tremendous client value the two companies can jointly deliver. These announcements were made at Cloudforce London 2012.

“Accenture and salesforce.com are taking our alliance to a new level as we continue to see significant new opportunities,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology architect at Accenture. “Over the past two years we have seen tremendous growth in our software as a service (SaaS) business. Salesforce.com represents the largest share of our SaaS business and we’re seeing more cloud-enabled transformation programs in the pipeline than ever, increasingly connected to the social enterprise. As a result, we are expanding our delivery capabilities to bring innovative solutions at scale to our enterprise clients who are increasingly demanding salesforce.com apps and platforms.”

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Highland Capital to launch European business development arm
24/05/2012

Highland Capital Management, the $20bn Dallas-based global alternative credit manager, is to launch business development operations from London in an effort to tap into European investors, HFMWeek has learned.

According to a source familiar with the plans, the firm, which will use its existing Mayfair, London office as a base, is looking to make a hire immediately to lead efforts to market its funds to European investors. The new addition will report to Clayton Shumway, managing director, head of business development, based in the firm’s Dallas headquarters.

Highland currently has business development professionals in Dallas and New York, as well as Singapore and Seoul.

Additional details were not available. A Highland Capital Management spokesperson declined to comment.

Highland’s London office handled the local ground work for the firm’s four management contracts on €2.1bn ($2.6bn) in European Collateralised Loan Obligation (CLO) assets, which were sold to global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group in February.

http://www.hfmweek.com/news/1717182/...ment-arm.thtml
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Getty Images launches innovative new watermark
May 24, 2012

LONDON and NEW YORK, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Getty Images today announces an innovative change to its traditional watermark. The redesign sees the Getty Images watermark that is so familiar to content users now replaced with a more subtle, side-aligned icon that provides customers with vital information at a glance, and quick URL to license the image.

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£100m London development planned
Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A developer-led bid, featuring a design by Cartwright Pickard Architects, has been chosen for the £100m transformation of Chrisp Street in Poplar, east London.

Project backers United House and Allied London have been named preferred bidder for the redevelopment by housing association Poplar HARCA.

The scheme creates a new shopping destination with a mix of private and affordable homes. Leisure, cultural and commercial integrated uses are also planned. Chrisp Street Market, a purpose-built market square, created for the Festival of Britain in 1951, will be at the heart of the transformation of the area, with the current mix of traders and local residents to be maintained.

The project is planned to start on site in 2014 and complete by 2017.

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London First pushes for £15bn Chelsea-Hackney line

A group of construction, transport and property people have come out in favour of a £15bn rail construction project in London



According to a working party set up by business lobby group London First, a second Crossrail-type scheme is needed in the capital from Chelsea to Hackney, serving Clapham Junction, Victoria, Euston, Kings Cross St Pancras, Islington, Hackney and Seven Sisters.

The 11-man working party was dominated by property and construction professionals (see list below). It was led by former transport secretary Lord Andrew Adonis, who continues to hold considerable sway over Labour Party transport policy.

Their report considers work previously undertaken by Transport for London on a route for ‘Crossrail 2’ between Chelsea and Hackney, and examined demand and congestion forecasts post 2020 and the impact of new national projects, including HS2.

It concludes that by the late 2020s, even after the completion of Crossrail, Thameslink and current tube upgrades, London’s rail and underground networks will still need new capacity. This will be best provided by a second Crossrail line.

The Chelsea-Hackney line (or Crossrail 2) provides new rail capacity on the northeast to southwest corridor and congestion relief to existing rail and tube lines.

Initial calculations suggest a cost of between £10bn and £15bn for a Crossrail 2 scheme, depending on the sort of scheme and number and location of stations.

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Good news!

Hackney desperately needs a tube line.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 05:29 PM   #4192
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London Leads Top 10 Fashion Capitals of the World
  1. London
  2. New York
  3. Paris
  4. Milan
  5. Los Angeles
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Barcelona
  8. Singapore
  9. Tokyo
  10. Berlin

London was ranked as the global fashion leader ahead of other cities like New York, Paris, and Sao Paulo. New in the top 10 list is Singapore which is ranked number 8. The city has moved up the list of fashion capitals based on Narrative Tracking Technology which analyses the Internet, Blogosphere, print and electronic media, as well as new social media sources such as Facebook and Twitter.

Currently, Singapore is two spots behind Hong Kong and one spot above Tokyo.

Part of the success of bringing Singapore to the world map has got to be the annual Audi Fashion Festival which is being held from 16 May to 20 May, 2012.

The event is held every year attended by some of the world's most revered designers and international top models. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, the Audi Fashion Festival is regarded as one of the biggest fashion events of the year.

For the 2012 event, guests were treated to a presentation of Mugler's Autumn/Winter 2012 collection on 16 May, 2012 collection in the presence of Creative Director Nicola Formichetti. Formichetti is well known for his extraordinary styling as Fashion Director in the Haus of Gaga (Lady Gaga) as well as being an art director for many fashion shoots and advertising campaigns.

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Singapore ahead of Tokyo? I think not.

These metrics are severely flawed.

Moreover, Paris is and will always be the epicentre of fashion.
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this is not an attempt to establish the typical city vs city thing but i'd like to let people know the fact that the amount of money being poured into london is just ridiculous. no city in europe, or even new york and other any other global city don't even come close to london in terms of construction, investment, regeneration, and development etc. crossrail and the olympic projects alone cost ridiculous amount of billions of £.
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crossrail come when RER runs in paris for decace

london is coming back in the race of transports where paris leads in europe concerning the multimode transports (metro, RER,tramway,tram-train,bus)

it's the fact.

And london is still n°1 in europe for economy it's a fact too.
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Old May 25th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #4198
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i am not proud of some of the wasteful projects that london is trying to accomplish. they are just a waste of money and not the essential things that the londoners desperately need. the obvious one if the boris bus project, each bus costs more than £1.4 million and this is just a ridiculous idea. of course they are hybrid buses, efficient, good for the environment and look fantastic etc but this is not what the majority of londoners need. the money should have been spent on something like a massive project to construct a lot of new affordable houses. the new boris airport is also estimated to cost between £50-£70 billion i mean this is just insane.
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I agree, the money pouring into London is just ridiculous. Projects estimates count in hundred of millions and even BILLIONS! That's just crazy, but then again, London is #1 for a reason and projects like the new buses make London what it is. It's just a piece of the puzzle.
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crossrail come when RER runs in paris for decace

london is coming back in the race of transports where paris leads in europe concerning the multimode transports (metro, RER,tramway,tram-train,bus)

it's the fact.

And london is still n°1 in europe for economy it's a fact too.
I'll agree with you on most of that, but buses? When I was in Paris the buses didn't seem that common. Also, for stereotypically fashionable, design conscious nation, Paris' transport livery is a little...off. To balance my (I think quite mild) Paris bashing I will say this: standing on an apartment balcony in central Paris late at night with the sounds of the city around is a truly great urban experience.
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