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Lighting The Sag Harbor Cinema

first_imgSag Harbor will once again see its name in lights. The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center will host a relighting of the iconic Sag Harbor sign at the Sag Harbor Cinema on Saturday, May 25, at 8 PM.“Initially we were thinking we could wait until the Cinema opened to light the sign, but Memorial Day weekend felt like the perfect opportunity to celebrate not only the start of summer, but how far we have come on this journey,” said Cinema Chair and artist April Gornik.After a devastating fire that destroyed the cinema in December 2016, supporters banded together to bring it back to its former glory. A major fundraising effort by the Sag Harbor Partnership lead to its purchase of the cinema in 2017. The Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center was founded the same year to rebuild and operate the location. The cinema is slated to re-open this fall.Heavy hitters like Martin Scorsese and Billy Joel pledged early donations. The Cinema’s popcorn stand will be named after Joel in honor of his donation.“On the evening it was destroyed, the Cinema was showing two European films, neither of which were considered blockbuster hits, but that wasn’t the point. This theatre is about art, and the ability for film to inspire people to persevere in the face of adversity,” said Scorsese.On Saturday evening, county, town, and village officials will be on hand for a ceremony at the Cinema to reignite the neon Art Deco sign. As part of the celebration, the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce will encourage Main Street businesses to stay open late for the sign-lighting ceremony.“Part of saving the Sag Harbor Cinema has always been to help keep Main Street intact, so we’re looking forward to celebrating this momentous occasion with Main Street merchants,” said Cinema Board Treasurer Susan Mead.“It would be wrong to withhold the sign from all the people in this community who have been so generous in getting us this far. We hope this re-inspires visitors and residents to help open the Sag Harbor Cinema Arts Center this fall, free and clear of debt, fulfilling our promise to the community to bring the Cinema back,” continued Gornik.Since 1915, four movie theaters have operated in the space: the George’s Theatre, The Elite, Glynne’s Sag Harbor Theatre, and the Sag Harbor Theatre. The arts center, once operational, will continue to show independent, foreign, and documentary films, while preserving Sag Harbor’s historic Main Street.The new cinema aims to keep its Art Deco architectural charm while adding state-of-the-art equipment. It is estimated that an additional $3 to 4 million is needed before the Cinema can be fully functional. The final round of fundraising will provide seating, film and sound equipment, restoration of historic fixtures, café and concession equipment, an expansion of the new third floor, and salaries. For more information, visit Sharelast_img read more


Aker Solutions Appoints David Currie as UK Regional President

first_imgAker Solutions hires David Currie as head of its UK business to help lead the company’s expansion in a key market.Currie comes from FMC Technologies, where he has since 1985 held various positions, most recently as director of global subsea operations.A native of Scotland, he will be based in Aberdeen, where Aker Solutions has 2,600 employees working in the maintenance, modifications and operations, drilling technologies and subsea business areas. He will also oversee operations in Stockton-on-Tees and the recently opened office in London, which over time will become a hub for global engineering and subsea services.“David is an oil industry veteran with a significant track record in developing successful businesses,” said Aker Solutions Executive Chairman Øyvind Eriksen. “His experience in the subsea and energy sectors will be a huge asset in developing Aker Solutions in the UK and beyond.”Currie studied law in Aberdeen and also has a post-graduate Human Resources’ education. He will report to Eriksen as one of four regional presidents, starting January 20, 2014.Aker Solutions has since 2011 established regional structures in Brazil, North America, Norway and now the UK to bolster its presence and build stronger relations with key customers.The company provides products and services for the offshore oil-services industry. It has about 28,000 employees in more than 30 countries. The deepwater and subsea segments are its main market segments.Press Release, January 07, 2014last_img read more


CN Shipping wins Hartmann business

first_imgCN Shipping says that the fortnightly liner service to Mauritania, Ghana  and Nigeria will offer sailings from Tilbury, Antwerp and Rouen. Other European ports of call will be considered on inducement to these and/or other West African destinations.The service will deploy modern  multipurpose geared vessels  accepting containers and conventional breakbulk, project and heavy lift cargoes. The onboard barnes can lift up to 60 tonnes and can be combined up to 120  tonne lifts.Hartmann Project Lines is the trading name for the new service which is operated by MTL – Maritime Logistik + Transport GmBH Co. KG in Duisburg, Germany, as the principal. The multipurpose vessels operated in the liner service are owned by Intership Navigation Ltd., Cyprus, which is also a company in the Hartmann Group.Other agents include OMT – Overseas Maritime Transport in Belgium; MCA Shipping in France; Intraha and Cargo-Levant in Germany; FA Voigt in the Netherlands; as well as the Elder Dempster Agencies’ offices in Ghana and Nigeria.www.cnship.comwww.hartmannprojectlines.comwww.mtl-duisburg.delast_img read more


SNCF launches free wi-fi on TGVs

first_imgFRANCE: SNCF began offering passengers free wi-fi on some TGV trainsets on the Paris – Lyon route with effect from December 15. This is the first phase of a wider roll-out which aims to provide wi-fi coverage for around 80% of TGV passengers on high speed and conventional lines by the end of 2017.Data will be limited, with SNCF saying the TGV Connect wi-fi is intended to enable passengers to connect to social networks or send around 60 e-mails. Users will also be able to follow their train’s progress on a map, access real time running, delay and connection information as well as the buffet menu, and hire a car or book a taxi at their destination. SNCF appointed 21net to provide the software and hardware and system supervision, with Engie Ineo responsible for project management, installation and maintenance.SNCF says that it has faced several challenges with the roll-out of wi-fi on the TGV network. At speeds of 300 km/h the connections with existing 3G or 4G relays are not continuous, even near the masts. The geography of France means railways often run through sparsely populated areas with poor mobile signal coverage, and tunnels, cuttings and woodland cause further difficulties. SNCF worked with telecoms provider Orange to install 200 relays alongside the Paris – Lyon route to provide full coverage away from cities.The trainsets are being fitted with external aerials above the buffet, and two wi-fi aerials per deck per coach. This will require the installation of around 18 000 aerials across a fleet of around 300 trainsets by the end of 2017. SNCF has not disclosed the cost of the TGV wi-fi programme. The roll-out of wi-fi on regional and suburban trains is also planned, but will be funded separately.last_img read more


Interim CEO sets out Rail Baltica priorities

first_imgEUROPE: Ignas Degutis has set out his priorities for the Rail Baltica project, having been appointed Interim CEO of tri-national project promoter RB Rail following the resignation of Baiba Rubesa.Rubesa held a personal press conference immediately after resigning on September 27, during which she strongly criticised the way the project was being handled by the governments of the three Baltic States.‘The current priority for me is to ensure a continuity of all ongoing project activities’, said Degutis, who joined RB Rail in June 2017 as Chief Financial Officer, a role which he retains while also acting as Interim CEO.His first priority is to make progress with development of detailed technical designs in all three Baltic States. Degutis said six bidders had prequalified to tender for each of the two detailed technical design contracts covering Lithuania and Estonia. Degutis reassured the supply industry that the contractual process would continue, with 26 more tenders expected to be called by the end of the year and around 60 planned for 2019. His second priority is to reach agreements on a two-year budget and a long-term financing model for RB Rail, as these are preconditions for receiving further financing from the EU’s Connecting Europe Facility which is expected to cover 85% of the cost of the railway.‘Last but not least, it is important to finalise the business and operational plans as well as the infrastructure management study, which will conclude the planning phase of the project and will lay the foundation for successful operation of Rail Baltica’, he said.Following Rubesa’s departure, European Co-ordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-Baltic Corridor Catherine Trautmann thanked her for ‘the high level of dedication and effort’ she had shown as CEO. ‘It is a great achievement that the joint venture has grown from a start-up sized organisation to a professional team of over 50 members of staff, who are steering the Rail Baltica project through the planning and now the design phase’, Trautmann said. ‘Rubesa has greatly contributed to the credibility of the project, and laid the solid foundations for the further implementation steps.’Rail Baltica ‘is set to deliver, within less than a decade from now, a new economic corridor in the northeast of Europe’, Trautmann added. ‘It is the responsibility of the shareholders to make sure that the joint venture has the means to accomplish the intermediate steps and ensure the high level of co-operation and trust among the partners that is necessary to achieve this goal.’last_img read more


LNER launches Azumas to Lincoln

first_imgUK: ‘We are putting Lincoln firmly on the LNER map’, said Customer Service Director Suzanne Donnelly at the formal launch of Azuma services off the East Coast Main Line on October 21.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# With effect from the December timetable change Lincoln will benefit from a two-hourly inter-city service to and from London King’s Cross, with LNER providing five extra trains to augment the current weekday peak-hour HST, which is itself due to be replaced by an Azuma trainset in the next few weeks as part of the ongoing fleet replacement programme.The enhanced Lincoln service had been promised as part of the former Virgin Trains East Coast franchise bid, but its launch was delayed by the lack of suitable rolling stock. As an interim step the trains were introduced between London and Newark Northgate. The availability of sufficient Hitachi-built class 800/2 five-car electro-diesel trainsets has allowed four services each way to be extended through to Lincoln Central with immediate effect, with an extra weekday train and weekend services being added in December.Donnelly said LNER would be introducing the Saturday trains ‘a week early’ to serve the popular Lincoln Christmas market. The operator would also be offering attractive family and business fares, she added.Welcoming the inaugural train, the CEO of Visit Lincoln Mike Timson noted that the project had been ‘10 years in the making’, but finally the many parties had come together to ‘get Lincoln the train service it deserves’.According to Safety & Operations Director Warrick Dent, LNER has now accepted 35 of the 65 Class 800 and 801 trainsets being supplied under the Intercity Express Programme. The entry into service of five-car Class 801 electric sets on the West Yorkshire route has released bi-mode units to work the Lincoln trains, he explained.Fleet performance is now at the level expected, although he admitted that achieving the desired reliability had been ‘not without challenges’ for the fleet engineering team.The first of the 30 nine-car Class 801 electric sets was accepted last week and is currently undergoing fault-free running before entering revenue service.Arrival of the remaining units will displace five and nine-car bi-modes to operate the Inverness and Aberdeen routes, allowing the final HSTs to be phased out by the end of the year. More London – Leeds services will also be extended though to Harrogate, using bi-mode trainsets.last_img read more


Youth helping to keep the environment clean

first_img Tweet Share 28 Views   4 comments LocalNews Youth helping to keep the environment clean by: – May 1, 2013 Sharecenter_img Share Unsightly garbage dumped along the Salisbury Highway. Photo compliments: the National Youth Council of DominicaThe National Youth Council of Dominica (NYCD), in an effort to help keep the environment clean, has spearheaded a project to curb the instances of improper garbage disposal around the island. The project dubbed “Youth: We Keep It Clean” aims to construct 50 garbage receptacles island wide. These will serve as proper storage for garbage until collected by the relevant authorities on stipulated days, as well as to deter motorists and residents alike from wantonly dumping garbage, particularly along the island’s highways. Construction has commenced on the first of these garbage receptacles in the community of Salisbury and two other locations along the West Coast road. On Saturday 13th April, 2013, the NYCD along with the Dominica Solid Waste Management Corporation, Salisbury Enhancement Committee, Coulibistrie Youth Group, Salisbury Young Achievers and the Parliamentary representative for the Salisbury constituency gathered to tackle the unsightly garbage and to lay the foundation for the first two receptacles.Residents and motorists alike are asked to be mindful of the impact that the indiscriminate dumping of garbage has on our environment, as well as on our eco-tourism industry. The Council urges all concerned to make proper use of these garbage receptacles and to practice proper garbage disposal. In the coming months, the National Youth Council of Dominica will begin construction of more receptacles in the communities of Silver Lake and Soufriere/Scotts Head. They are also soliciting the support of business houses and residents to lend support when the “Youth: We Keep It Clean” initiative comes to their respective communities. Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more


Village council Chairman praises community efforts

first_imgLocalNews Village council Chairman praises community efforts by: Dominica Vibes News – August 31, 2015 Sharing is caring! 677 Views   no discussions Tweet Sharecenter_img Share Share Chairperson of the Soufriere /Scotts Head Village Council, Heston Charles has praised the people of these communities for their resilience and clearing efforts after Tropical Storm Erika devastated the island on Thursday.Charles informed Dominica Vibes that the people of Gallion came out with pick axes, shovels and cutlasses to make the roads so water and supplies could be delivered.Charles said while the southern villages did not suffer any loss of life, it was greatly affected by floods and landslides.“The Pointe Michelle Village Council, through the efforts of the Pointe Michelle Development Committee, we have been receiving a lot of drinking water,” Charles said and added that the Parliamentary Representative, Ian Pinard has been on top of the situation.“The swift clearing of the roads is highly commendable, taking into consideration what these guys had to go through, they had to go through a lot of debris and boulders,” Charles said.He informed that there was minor property damage in the Scotts Head area and one family was trapped in his house as a result of a landslide.“The landslide came down and took over the house and they were in it. Thank God for the immediate response from the people who were on the road who helped,” Charles said.He said the most damaged area was above the primary school and these houses “need total restoration, silt and debris took over these people’s homes”.Charles informed however that the recovery process has been good since electricity has been restored and 70% of the road network has been restored.He thanked the Caribbean Acquire Terrestrial Solutions (CATS), a German organization responsible for funding eco-tourism communities, for providing tools, and a generator to the village council.last_img read more


Amphenol Introduces SMA Fixed Length Cable Assemblies Using LMR Cables

first_imgAmphenol RF has introduced a new line of SMA fixed length cable assemblies using LMR195 and LMR-240 cables. These cable assemblies combine precision machined SMA connectors with high performing LMR cables developed by Times Microwave, an Amphenol company. The pre-configured cable assemblies are designed to offer a lower loss option with superior electrical performance to standard cables.The LMR Cable Assemblies operate between DC to 6 GHz and are ideal for wireless communications systems and high performing applications such as base stations, antennas, and other telecommunication devices. The cable is constructed with a black polyethylene jacket, closed cell foam poly dielectric, and bonded tape conductor. All of these components work together to make the LMR cable more rugged compared to other braided cables. The 50 Ohm SMA connectors feature brass construction with gold plating.These new assemblies are offered in straight plug to straight plug, straight plug to right-angle plug,straight plug to bulkhead jack and right-angle to right-angle plug configurations. They are also available in standard imperial lengths of 6, 12, 18, 24, 36, and 48 inches, along with metric lengths of 0.25, 0.50, 0.75, and 1 meter. Custom lengths are available upon request. To learn more, click here.last_img read more


Aklan’s Lozada snags 3 golds in ‘Langoy Capiz’

first_imgMichael Gabriel Lozada wins three golds in the 128th Philippine Swimming League’s Langoy Capiz Swimming Championship in Roxas City. Photo shows Lozada in action during the Batang Pinoy regional swimming championship in Dumaguete City in November 2017. HANDOUT [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-desktop-hide=” av-medium-hide=” av-small-hide=” av-mini-hide=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_textblock][av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Aklan’s Lozada snags 3 golds in ‘Langoy Capiz’’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]January 17, 2018[/av_textblock][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]Michael Gabriel Lozada wins three golds in the 128th Philippine Swimming League’s Langoy Capiz Swimming Championship in Roxas City. Photo shows Lozada in action during the Batang Pinoy regional swimming championship in Dumaguete City in November 2017. HANDOUTAKLANON swimmer Michael Gabriel Lozada took home three gold medals in the 128th Philippine Swimming League’s Langoy Capiz Swimming Championship at the Villareal Sports Complex in Roxas City, Capiz.Lozada, a Palarong Pambansa standout, captured his first gold after topping the boys’ 11-year category 50m backstroke with record-breaking 34.69 seconds on Sunday. He also won golds in 200m freestyle and 50m butterfly.His elder sister Natazha Alexia also stamped class in the tournament, winning gold in the girls’ 13-year category 200m freestyle.Natazha Alexia topped the event with two minutes and 34 seconds, while fellow Aklanon Jennuel Booh De Leon ruled the boys’ 12-year 50m butterfly in 32.10 seconds.Winning gold medals in the boys’ side were King Elijah Roberto, Keepe Yvange Alba, Lance Magno, Mark Anthony Garcia Jr., Denki De Miguel, Khraven Brian Villareal, and Carl Steven Iquiña.Capturing gold medal in the distaff side were Dominique Sombito, Joan Perlas, Kate Zaria Roberto, Jamie Michaela Refugio, Alicia Atienza, Maria Reina Nazareta, Melrose Aleligay, and Celine Ann Delitavo.Langoy Capiz will determine the swimmers the Philippine Swimming League will send to the Summer World University Games in Naples, Italy next year, and in swimming events in Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan, and Australia, said league president Susan Papa.“Our main objective is to identify talents and send them to international competitions,” Papa said in a statement. “We have a lot of talented swimmers from the Visayas region, that’s why we keep on coming back to this region.”/PN[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more