Heavenly Bodies

first_imgDonatella Versace and Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan at the “Heavenly Bodies” preview. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2018 exhibition, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” opens to the public on Thursday, May 10. In celebration of the opening, The Met’s Costume Institute Benefit, also known as The Met Gala, was held on Monday.Considered to be the fashion industry’s premier event, each year’s gala celebrates the theme of that year’s Costume Institute exhibition. The exhibition also sets the tone for the formal dress of the night. Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour oversees both the benefit committee and the guest list. This year’s co-chairs included Amal Clooney, Rihanna, Donatella Versace, and Anna Wintour, and honorary chairs Christine and Stephen Schwarzman. The event is The Costume Institute’s main source of annual funding.“We hope people from around the world are inspired by the beauty they see here,” said Stephen Schwarzman at a press preview on Monday.The thematic exhibit examines fashion’s ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism. It features a dialogue between fashion and masterworks of medieval art in The Met collection. The exhibition hosts 49 ecclesiastical masterworks from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside the Vatican.His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan also made remarks at the preview, stating that both the Catholic Church and fashion industry aim for “truth, goodness, and beauty.”“The pope wears Prada,” opened Andrew Bolton, Wendy Yu curator in charge of The Costume Institute, in his remarks.Designers in the exhibition include Azzedine Alaïa, Cristobal Balenciaga, Geoffrey Beene, Thom Browne, Gabrielle Chanel, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, John Galliano, Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Henri Matisse, Rick Owens, and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few.The exhibit runs through October 8. View the exhibit at The Met Fifth Avenue and uptown at The Met Cloisters.@hamptondazeJessica@indyeastend.com Share Donatella Versace and Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan at the “Heavenly Bodies” preview.last_img read more

Going for goal

first_imgGet your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGINlast_img read more

CABE convinced

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

Relatives sought

first_img This man was admitted on Tuesday March 26. If you have any information about his relatives please contact Nicolette Celento on 021 938 5684. 1 of 3 This woman, registered as Katie De Jongh, was admitted on Wednesday March 20. If you have any information about her relatives contact Andre Lindoor on 021 938 5684/4164/5008 of Kabeya Bukasa on 021 938 5684/5854. Tygerberg Hospital is looking for the relatives of these confused patients.  Anyone with information can contact the hospital on 021 938 5684. This man is registered as Juliet March. He was admitted on Tuesday March 26. Anyone with information can contact Nicolette Celento on 021 938 5684. This woman, registered as Katie De Jongh, was admitted on Wednesday March 20. If you have any information about her relatives contact Andre Lindoor on 021 938 5684/4164/5008 of Kabeya Bukasa on 021 938 5684/5854.last_img read more

Steve Scalise throws out first pitch at Nationals game

first_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. Steve Scalise throws out first pitch at Nationals game WASHINGTON (CBS) House Majority Whip Steve Scalise threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the NL Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs.The Louisiana Republican made a triumphant return to the House last week – more than three months after he was wounded while practicing for an annual charity baseball game featuring members of Congress.House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., reacts after throwing out a ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of baseball’s National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and the Chicago Cubs, at Nationals Park, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, in Washington. ALEX BRANDON / APScalise wore a red Nationals jersey Friday night with his name and No. 3 on the back. He threw to U.S. Capitol Police officer David Bailey while holding onto a walker stationed a few feet in front of the mound.Scalise, Bailey and two others were wounded when a gunman opened fire at the practice. Zack Barth and Matt Mika, the other shooting victims, were honored after the pitch.Scalise told 60 Minutes’ Norah O’Donnell in an interview that aired earlier this week that his recovery a “miracle.”“You can see the progress. And it’s something we’ve been trying to do for a long time and it’s nice to finally be there,” Scalise said. Published: October 7, 2017 1:38 PM EDT Updated: October 7, 2017 1:44 PM EDT SHARElast_img read more

Olswang cuts debt but partner profit is flat

first_imgOlswang cut bank debt in the last financial year but partner profits remained flat on a near 8% rise in income.The firm has today reported total revenues of £126.7m for 2014/15, a 7.7% rise. Net bank debt stood at £10.1m at the year end, down from £22m the year before.Profit per equity partner is expected to remain unchanged at £490,000, which the firm attributed to increased investment in IT and ’knowledge’.Olswang’s chief executive, Paul Stevens, described the results as ’very satisfactory’. He added: ’Activity is up on the previous year and we have generated more revenue in the TMT sectors too. We have seen very strong results in our Finance and Real Estate Groups in London, as well as in our Munich office, which more than doubled in size over the course of the year. Our Munich office’s growth has been driven by the close collaboration amongst our international IP practice group and the significant demand for our services in Munich from our TMT clients. In line with that demand, we will continue to build on that success during this coming year.’Stevens also highlighted  the promotion of five women to the partnership, including two in Paris, and being named in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015 for the second year in a row.See all financial news and results here >>last_img read more

The long arm of the saw

first_imgUSA: Michigan-based Hougen Manufacturing has updated its Trak-Star HS16 hydraulic rail saw. The latest version is expected to provide faster cutting whilst being more comfortable to operate.The saw has a 1105 mm frame with an ergonomic grip handle designed to reduce vibration. An arbour bearing supports the axial load during cutting, and the rail clamp can be adjusted by the operator. A locating finger is used to align the cut. The saw can be operated from either side of the rail head, and swapped without removal of the clamp if blade wear occurs. The reversible hydraulic motor exerts a pressure of 138 bar; the saw weighs 18·6 kg without a clamp.last_img read more

First South West Trains Class 707 EMU under construction

first_imgUK: The first bodyshell for the 30 five-car Class 707 Desiro City electric multiple-units ordered by South West Trains for Windsor – London Waterloo commuter services has been completed at Siemens’ Krefeld factory in Germany.Design work has been finished, and the first EMU is expected to be completed by the end of February 2016. Trials at the Wildenrath test track are scheduled to begin in May 2016, ahead of delivery to SWT’s Wimbledon depot where the trains are to be maintained by the operator. Entry into passenger service is planned for June 2017, with all 30 units to be delivered by the end of 2017. SWT plans to operate the EMUs in pairs, and will redeploy its existing fleet to increase capacity on other routes. SWT says the Class 707 fleet will incorporate ‘state-of-the-art technology’, and be ‘lighter and ‘much more energy efficient’ than its existing EMUs. The new EMUs ‘will significantly increase space for passengers’ and improve on-board facilities, with ‘a light and airy’ air-conditioned interior featuring wide inter-car gangways, improved passenger information systems, free wi-fi and one power socket per seat pair. There will be no tables on seat backs or in facing bays, and toilets will not be fitted.SWT and leasing company Angel Trains announced the £210m order for 30 five-car 750 V DC third rail EMUs in September 2014. This formed part of a five-year plan to increase capacity on routes into London Waterloo which was developed by the now dissolved South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance.‘The introduction of the brand new Class 707 Desiro City trains is an absolutely crucial part of our plans to provide the biggest increase in capacity on this network for decades’, said SWT Engineering Director Christian Roth on October 29. ‘When delivered, these new trains will provide a major increase in space for passengers as well as much improved facilities, including better accessibility and free wi-fi.’last_img read more

Strike shuts down Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados

first_imgGrantley Adams International Airport All flights cancelledProtest action by air traffic controllers at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA), has forced the closure of the airport.In a release Thursday, airport authorities said as a result, all flights in and out of the island have been cancelled until further noticeAmong the affected carriers is regional airline LIAT.In a travel advisory issued just before 11:00 am, the Antigua-based carrier advised that “all flights to / from Barbados for today, Thursday, March 24 have been delayed due to the closure of the Grantley Adams International Airport as a result of strike action by air traffic controllers.“LIAT also regrets to advise that passengers who decide to travel but are unable to complete their journey will not be provided with meals, transportation or hotel accommodation as the situation is beyond LIAT’s control, ” the advisory said, adding that LIAT regrets the inconvenience caused.The protest action, called by the Barbados Workers Union (BWU), is in solidarity with striking Barbados Water Authority workers who are demanding payment of BD$33 million in outstanding increments.The Bridgetown Port has also been hit by strike action.last_img read more