Punk Rock From Another Planet

first_imgIndependent/Courtesy East End ArtsEast End Arts in Riverhead is hitting the retro scene with its upcoming exhibit “Frankie Says,” featuring 1970s and 1980s NYC punk rock era club photography by Frankie Neptune and video interviews by Paul Tschinkel. The three-week show will have a grand opening Friday, September 6, from 6 to 9 PM.Neptune was a concrete jungle anthropologist of sorts back in what many would call a definitive era for the streets of Manhattan. He grew up in NYC and was so embedded into the culture that he even drove a taxi from late at night into the morning hours during his college years. That time is what he dubs his “Gotham Esthetic” in his photographs, all shot on 35mm Kodachrome slides. His days driving around, snapping stills, was when punk rock was just emerging in the SoHo art scene during the early 1970s. That’s when Neptune began to pave his way with Tschinkel, a video artist. The two collaborated to produce videos for the “Inner Tube” television series.And it wasn’t long before he Neptune decided to sell his photography on the bustling streets of downtown Manhattan. His photos have since been exhibited worldwide.“I am excited to be part of the East End Arts Council’s artistic renaissance. It has taken an affirmative action identifying artists from the North Fork. Due to her insightful, bold, and innovative leadership, executive director Diane Burke has made me feel comfortable sharing my old and new work in the EEAC venue,” Neptune said.Independent/Courtesy East End Arts“My mentor and co-artist Paul Tschinkel shares his vast and incisive knowledge of the seminal personalities of the exciting and revolutionary SoHo art and punk rock alternative. It is the history he has memorialized since 1970 and continues to do today that will illuminate artistic historical unknown facts,” he added.With a bachelor of arts degree in communication arts and sciences, and a masters in instructional technology, Neptune took the New York Police Department police officer exam for the heck of it. But when the force called upon him for duty, he took it with plans to leave after a year. However, he enjoyed the front lines of his city so much that he stayed long enough to become a sergeant and lieutenant, eventually eschewing his former photographic career. He then retired in the early 2000s and became a full-time North Fork resident. East End Arts Gallery is located at 133 East Main Street in Riverhead. Visit www.eastendarts.org for more [email protected] Sharelast_img read more

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Pendennis Yard Development Project in Full Swing

first_imgSince Pendennis was founded twenty ‐ five years ago the shipyard has seen many changes as the facilities have continually improved, with the latest expansions set to be completed over the next 2 ‐ 3 years. This involves replacing the existing ‘White House’ and ‘Main Shed’ facilities with two 90m and one 45m seaward facing sheds. Additional trade workshops and crew office spaces are also part of the plan, with visiting yachts seeing the benefits as early as this autumn.Managing Director, Mike Carr, explained these most recent developments “Pendennis is currently one of Falmouth’s largest employers and we pride ourselves in being an ambassador for the strong maritime heritage of the area. With the refit side of the business continuing to perform well and enquiries increasing year on year the decision was made to further expand to retain our reputation as one of the world’s best custom build and superyacht refit yards. The quality of our workforce and variety in ‐ house skills makes us highly competitive in the international superyacht industry and we wanted the facilities to complement this ability and maintain our competitive advantage. These expansion plans will not only increase our project capacity, but has the potential to continue to grow and develop our workforce over the next 3 years.”Following the lengthy planning and approval process, multi‐million pound funding was secured through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Convergence programme and the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership’s Growing Places Fund, and work on transforming the yard began in the New Year.Pendennis invited development partner companies, local dignitaries and key Falmouth partner organisations to celebrate as the first frame was raised on the new buildings. Under the first column two sovereigns were placed by Mrs. M. Carr and Mrs. N. Wiekens, mothers of Joint Managing Directors Mike Carr and Henk Wiekens, assisted by Jowan Notts and Myles Whitbread ‐ Jordan, both first year apprentices.Attending were representatives of ERDF Convergence, Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Development Company, Cornwall Council, Ward Williams Associates and the build project team from Midas. Also present were Mayor Geoffrey Evans, local MP Sarah Newton, Port Pendennis Marina, World Fuels, and THL who all have strong links with Pendennis.Chris Pomfret, Chair of the LEP and Deputy Chair of the Convergence Local Management Committee, which steers the Convergence programme explained “Pendennis is a world leader in its field and epitomises what Cornwall has to offer in terms of competing on a global stage. I am delighted that both ERDF and the LEP led Growing Places Fund was able to support this project, which will not only allow Pendennis to grow and expand but will also provide highly skilled jobs to the area.”Progress on the new buildings will be rapid, with the three new sheds due to be finished by the end of 2013. Midas Construction Divisional Director Mike O’Neill said: “As a local contractor based in Cornwall, we are delighted to be working alongside Pendennis on this contract which will have such a significant impact on the local and regional economies. It is also good to be back working in Falmouth where Midas Construction has completed some really notable, landmark projects in recent years.”Phase One of these new construction halls will be habitable by October, in time for the winter refit season this year. The additional project offices and crew hospitality suites are scheduled for completion for Spring 2014.[mappress]Press Release, June 28, 2013; Image:last_img read more

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Damen in Agreement with Taylor Bros for RSV Nuyina Icebreaker Barges

first_imgDamen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) has selected Taylor Bros of Tasmania to supply two high powered Antarctic landing barges for Australia’s new icebreaker, the RSV Nuyina. Damen is building the vessel at its yard, Damen Shipyards Galati, in Romania for the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). The vessel will be operated by DMS Maritime, a wholly owned subsidiary of Serco, and is an integral part of the AAD’s research program in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.The signing ceremony was attended by the Tasmanian Minister for State Growth, Mr. Peter Gutwein and Damen Australia Project Director, Magiel Venema. During the event, a number of other regional projects were discussed, including the Sea 1180 Program, for which Damen is in the running. This project will see a new fleet of Offshore Patrol Vessels built for the Royal Australian Navy.Roland Briene, Damen Area Director Asia Pacific, said of the barge contract award, “This contract with Taylor Bros demonstrates Damen’s strong conviction in the maxim ‘think global, act local’. Wherever we operate in the world we work closely with local suppliers and service providers, participating in knowledge sharing initiatives that work in the interests of all parties. Taylor Bros was a natural choice for this contract, having delivered a number of projects to the AAD previously. Tasmania in general has an excellent reputation for being one of the most effective manufacturing, supply and support bases for Antarctic research.”The barges, which are being designed, engineered and built locally, by local workers, will carry 45.5 tonne trucks from ship to shore on a continuous basis, giving the new icebreaker an unprecedented capability for unloading and reloading. The construction process of the barges will complete in 2020, when the RSV Nuyina begins her operations, replacing the current vessel, the Aurora Australis.The RSV Nuyina represents a state-of-the-art solution that will facilitate Australia’s wider exploration of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. The vessel will be 156 metres in length, with a beam of 25.6 metres. She will be able to break ice up to 1.65 metres at speeds of 3 knots and will supply Australia’s research stations in Antarctica and Macquarie Island with cargo, equipment and personnel. With a 500m2 laboratory and office facilities, the vessel will also serve to conduct research activities. The RSV Nuyina will host up to 32 DMS Maritime crew and as many as 116 AAD scientific personnel, plus a doctor, in climate controlled accommodation.The AAD’s operations in the region aim at the advancement of Australia’s scientific, strategic, environmental and economic interests in the region and focuses on stewardship, climate research and the study of terrestrial and marine eco-systems.Sea News, November 6 Author: Priyanka Ann Sainilast_img read more

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Palace v Chelsea: Remy starts

first_imgLoic Remy starts for Chelsea at Crystal Palace, who are without injured defender Scott Dann.Remy gets a chance to impress because Diego Costa continues to struggle with an ongoing hamstring complaint. Didier Drogba is among the Blues substitutes, as is youngster Dominic Solanke. Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Hangeland, Delaney, Ward, Bolasie, Jedinak, McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon, Campbell.Subs: Mariappa, Guedioura, Doyle, Zaha, Hennessey, Gayle, Chamakh. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Salah, Drogba, Solanke.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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London excursion deemed success

first_imgFrom news services The NHL’s season-opening series in London proved to be quite a success, and more trips to Europe are expected. The Stanley Cup champion Ducks and the Kings split two games at London’s O2 Arena over the weekend in the first regular-season NHL games to be played in Europe. “The fans were cheering. The tube was packed,” NHL senior vice president Ken Yaffe said Monday. “It was like a playoff-championship game atmosphere.” But even if hockey is relegated to an also-ran in the British press, there are plenty of other places in Europe that would love to see an NHL game come to town. “Prague would be a natural place for us to go,” said Yaffe, adding the NHL had made no commitments yet. “We’re looking at it. We’d love to play there.” And there could more trips after that, especially with about 33 percent of the players in the NHL from Europe. “We’d love to play in the Nordics. We’d love to play in Germany,” Yaffe added. “We’re talking to NHL teams to see who’s interested.” Blackhawks owner Wirtz remembered William Wirtz was as well known as the Blackhawks, and the famed owner was remembered as one of the towering figures in Chicago’s sports history. “He was a giant among men,” said boxing promoter Don King, who knew Wirtz from fights at old Chicago Stadium. “He represented the liveliness of the city.” Hundreds of mourners from the world of hockey and sports gathered Monday for funeral services for Wirtz, 77, who died Wednesday of cancer. Befitting Wirtz’s place in Chicago’s sports landscape, those in attendance included Blackhawks greats such as Stan Mikita and Chris Chelios, as well as NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Chicago Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and Detroit Red Wings owner Mike Ilitch. “I came here as a young boy, to Chicago, and to be fathered and grandfathered by Mr. Wirtz was a privilege,” said Darryl Sutter, a former Blackhawks player and coach and one of several former players who recalled Wirtz’s role as a father figure. Wirtz, long known for his tight-fisted negotiations with big-name players, earning him the nickname “Dollar Bill,” and his refusal to televise Blackhawks home games, was remembered for his generosity, devotion to his family and sense of humor. Dale Tallon, general manager of the Blackhawks, recalled fond memories of Wirtz’s fun-loving attitude. One year, during a Christmas party at the United Center, Santa failed to show up on time. When Tallon’s daughter asked Wirtz where Santa was, Wirtz told her, “Santa just got pulled over on Madison for speeding.” Wirtz is survived by his wife Alice, five children and seven grandchildren. Around the league Sabres: Forward Ales Kotalik is expected to miss Buffalo’s season opener against the New York Islanders on Friday because of a knee injury. Buffalo demoted three players – including their 2005 first-round draft pick, forward Marek Zagrapan – to its AHL affiliate in Rochester. Also demoted were forward Mark Mancari and defenseman Michael Funk. Canadiens: Carey Price and Mikhail Grabovski are on the season-opening roster after the Canadiens made final preseason cuts. Goalie Jaroslav Halak, forward Maxim Lapierre and defenseman Ryan O’Byrne were assigned to Hamilton of the AHL. Price, the Canadiens’ highly regarded goaltending prospect, will back up Cristobal Huet as he continues his rapid progression up the franchise’s depth chart. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fans from Britain, some wearing shirts bearing the emblems of Elite Ice Hockey League teams Manchester Phoenix and Belfast Giants, mixed with other Europeans, Canadians and Americans who made the trip to fill the O2 to capacity. The Kings won the first game, 4-1, and the Ducks won the second by the same score. But the outcome meant little to many of the local fans who came to see two hockey games in a country obsessed with soccer. “I know what our value is in many European countries,” Yaffe said. “I had little sense of it in the UK.” Yaffe said the main criticism he heard about the weekend was the lack of coverage in the local media. Despite reporters from a variety of news organizations in the United States and Canada, many of London’s newspapers wrote hardly a word. “We didn’t expect that we would be sitting atop the rugby World Cup,” said Yaffe, referring to the tournament currently going on in France. “We don’t have any misconceptions about where we are in the sports landscape.” last_img read more

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