Lettuce Closes “Sounds Like A Party” Tour With A Funky Rager In NYC [Gallery]

first_imgLettuce came to New York City’s PlayStation Theater this past weekend for a two-night funk extravaganza in support of the release of their latest EP, Mt. Crushmore. After nothing less than a stellar performance on the first night of the run that featured a guest appearance from Brandon “Taz” Niederauer (watch here), the funk powerhouse came back to the Times Square venue to deliver the knockout punch.The group played an array of hits spanning their entire catalog, including “Lettsanity” and “Let It Gogo” from 2012’s Fly, “The Force” off of 2015’s Crush, and older tracks like “Squadlive” and “The Flu” from 2002’s Outta Here. Their psychedelic approach to funk music continues to elevate this band’s status, and we can only be excited about what may come on the horizon.Check out the full setlist below, and a photo gallery courtesy of Bahram Foroughi.Setlist: Lettuce at PlayStation Theater – New York, NY – 11/12/16New IntroGet GreatChiefPurple OneBowl WarmerLet It GogoYakatoriNeal UntitledThe ForceThe FluRelaxBlast OffSquadlive >LettsanityPhyllisE: Silverdome Load remaining imageslast_img read more

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Alumni Association names award recipients

first_imgDuring the winter meeting of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, two musicians and the founder of an after-school program for children in Kansas City’s urban core were honored with Notre Dame Alumni Association awards, according to a press release. Chuck Perrin, class of 1969, was awarded with the 2016 Rev. Anthony J. Lauck, C.S.C., Award. The award recognizes alumni achievements in fine arts and visual arts.On campus, Perrin performed and acted as well as operated a performance space that became an off-campus arts hub for interaction between teachers and students. He started a similar space in his hometown of San Diego called Dizzy’s Jazz. Dizzy’s Jazz, an all-ages performance collective, has become an acclaimed San Diego institution known among jazz fans internationally.Gene Bertoncini, jazz musician and class of 1959, received the 2016 Rev. Arthur S. Harvey, C.S.C, Award. This award honors alumni with outstanding achievement in performing arts.Bertoncini, originally from New York, graduated Notre Dame with a degree in architecture. He is one of the world’s preeminent jazz guitarists and was a member of The Tonight Show Band during Johnny Carson’s tenure. Aside from performing and recording, Bertoncini also teaches at the Eastman School of Music and William Paterson University.Bradley Grabs, class of 1992, was awarded the William D. Reynolds Award for his work with the youth and his dedication to serving children in need.Grabs graduated Notre Dame with a degree in accounting and discovered his passion for working with children during his year with the Vincentian Service Corps West. Afterward, he began teaching at Rockhurst Jesuit High School in Kansas City, Missouri. He started the Learning Club of KCK in 2002, an after-school and summer program for children in the urban core. The Learning Club and its over 100 volunteers currently serve more than 120 children per week at five sites. Tags: Alumni Association, Alumni association awardlast_img read more

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Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread Opens Off-Broadway

first_img View Comments A Particle of Dread is a dark, modern-day take on Oedipus Rex. The play premiered in Ireland and is presented as part of Signature’s Legacy program, which features works of past Signature Playwrights-in-Residence. The U.S. premiere of Sam Shepard’s A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations), officially opens off-Broadway on November 23. Directed by Nancy Meckler, the production stars Oscar nominee Stephen Rea and Tony winner Brid Brennan. The show will run through January 4, 2015 at the Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center. Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 A Particle of Dread (Oedipus Variations) The cast also includes Lloyd Hutchinson, Jason Kolotouros, Matthew Rausch, Aidan Redmond and Judith Roddy.last_img read more

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54 Below Gets a New Partner (& New Name) with Michael Feinstein

first_img54 Below is going by a (somewhat) new name later this year. The midtown hotspot will partner with cabaret honcho Michael Feinstein, resulting in a new name: Feinstein’s/54 Below. Feinstein will play his first engagement of his own at the venue from December 20-30.Feinstein’s credits and accolades include numerous Grammy-nominated recordings and TV specials; his nightclub Feinstein’s at the Nikko opened in San Francisco in May 2013. His previous New York mainstay, Feinstein’s at Loews Regency Hotel, closed at the end of 2012.“I’ve watched 54 Below light up Times Square as the number one destination for live entertainment and great food,” Feinstein said in a statement. “I am thrilled to join the Tony Award-winning team behind 54 Below’s success and look forward to our new adventure together.”54 Below opened in the basement below Studio 54 in 2012, and has since played host to myriad Broadway legends, new stars and fresh faces. View Commentslast_img read more

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To win equality by law

first_imgTo win equality by law In 1954, in Brown v Board of Education the Supreme Court unanimously held that the doctrine of “separate but equal,” established in Plessy v. Ferguson violated the 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law. But did that really change America? What exactly does “equal” mean? Thurgood Marshall, an attorney for the NAACP, argued the case of Brown v. Board of Education before the United States Supreme Court. He later became the first black United States Supreme Court justice. After his retirement, he was asked what he thought “equal” meant. He replied: “Equal means getting the same thing, at the same time, and in the same place.” How has the concept of “equal” changed over the last 50 years?In 1930, Thurgood Marshall applied to the University of Maryland Law School, but was denied admission because he was black. Affirmative Action policies were instituted in the 1960’s to remedy perceived injustice caused by historical racial discrimination. Formerly, race was used as a means to keep minorities out of colleges; now race is used as a means to get minorities into colleges. Journalist and biographer Juan Williams interviewed Thurgood Marshall and asked him his view of the politics of race in America. Justice Marshall answered, “Discrimination as usual. You have to be exactly better than the white man. Well, your whole background is that you never have been better, and the white man has had it all along. There’s not a white man in this country that can say ‘never benefited by being white.’ There’s not a white man in the country that can say it.” Justice Marshall believed, decades after Brown v. Board of Education, that the elimination of desegregation was only a piece of the puzzle; simply “being white” gives you certain inherent benefits, even in the absence of government-approved segregation or intentional discrimination. This was precisely the situation which affirmative action was meant to correct—to “level the playing field” and provide opportunities that have historically been denied to minorities solely because of their race. To win equality by law Editor’s Note: The following essay was written by Erica Emas, a 16-year-old student at Miami Killian Senior High School. The essay won the Florida Law Week Essay contest and was read by Emas at the Supreme Court ceremonial session recognizing the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education. Forty years ago, a single image first seared the heart and stirred the conscience of our nation; so powerful most of us who saw it then recall it still. A 15-year-old girl wearing a crisp black and white dress, carrying only a notebook, surrounded by large crowds of boys and girls, men and women, soldiers and police officers, her head held high, her eyes fixed straight ahead. And she is utterly alone. On September 4th, 1957, Elizabeth Eckford walked to this door for her first day of school, utterly alone. She was turned away by people who were afraid of change, instructed by ignorance, hating what they simply could not understand. And America saw her, haunted and taunted for the simple color of her skin, and in the image we caught a very disturbing glimpse of ourselves. center_img June 1, 2004 Erica Emas Regular News Bill Clinton illustrated his point clearly when delivering the above speech (known as “The Central High Speech”) in September of 1997. We as Americans have made little progress in the integration of our society. Today, children of every race walk through the same schoolhouse door, but then they often walk down different halls. Not only in Central High, but in high schools across America, students congregate in separate areas, eat at separate tables, sit in different sections of the bleachers at football games. Many students choose to be with people of their own race or ethnicity because it feels “safe” and comfortable.The same can be said of adults 50 years after Brown v. Board of Education. While pride in our ethnicity and heritage is important, we also pay a price — ethnic “ghettos” by choice. Miami has Little Havana, Little Haiti, and dozens of other tight-knit communities without nicknames but with a similar uniformity in the makeup of its residents. Far too many communities are all-white, all-African American, all-Hispanic, all-Haitian. The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 40 years ago said, “Sunday is the most segregated day in America.” He meant that in our public lives (during the school week, for example) the law requires integration of the races. But in our private lives, in our private choices (attending church on Sunday for example), Americans continue to live segregated, separated lives. Indeed, too many Americans of all races have actually begun to give up on the idea of integration and the search for common ground. The Little Rock Nine taught us that we need one America and we cannot have one America for free, without sacrifice. Not 50 years ago, not today. If those nine children could walk up those steps 40 years ago, all alone, if their parents could send them into the storm armed only with school books and the righteousness of their cause, then surely together we can build one America — an America that ensures no future generation of our children will have to live in fear and ignorance of our fellow Americans, whatever their race or ethnicity.In so many ways, we continue to hold ourselves back from what we, together, could become. We retreat into the comfortable enclaves of ethnic isolation. We simply choose not to interact with people who are different from us. Segregation is no longer the law, but too often, separation is still the rule. And we cannot ignore one stubborn fact that remains crystal clear: So long as we choose to remain separate, we will never all truly be equal.last_img read more

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Nassau Debates New District Maps, Court Fight Looms

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The Republican-controlled Nassau County legislature is close to approving redrawn district lines that will force four Democratic incumbents into two districts when they seek re-election this fall despite legal challenges and accusations of gerrymandering.The new political map will also put two Republicans into the same district as a part of the once-a-decade redistricting process required to ensure legislators represent an equal amount of residents based on 2010 census data. County Executive Ed Mangano, a Republican, is expected to sign the new map into law, if it passes as widely anticipated at the legislature’s next meeting on March 4.“This is not an easy task,” Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves (R-East Meadow) said before adjourning the meeting shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday. She pleaded at times for the audience not disrupt the meeting in the packed legislative chamber of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building in Mineola, reminding the crowd that redistricting is legally required “in order to guarantee the constitutional protection of one person, one vote.”Legis. Dave Denenberg (D-Merrick) had his 10-block-wide sliver of his neighborhood lump his house into the neighboring district, pitting him against Legis. Joseph Scannell (D-Baldwin). Legis. Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D-Glen Cove) saw her district merged with that of Legis. Wayne Wink (D-Roslyn). And the district held by newly elected Michael Venditto (R-North Massapequa) absorbed the part of a neighboring district that’s home to Legis. Joseph Belesi (R-Farmingdale), who Newsday reports may be retiring.Democrats drew the current map when they had the majority in the legislature a decade ago but their proposal to keep the same districts intact was rejected. In 2011, the New York State Court of Appeals threw out an earlier version of the redrawn lines that the Nassau GOP legislative majority rushed through before that year’s elections with little public input.“Packing and cracking have long been used to gerrymander districts,” said Nancy Rosenthal, co-president of the League of Womens Voters of Nassau County, referring to the practice of redrawing political maps to pack districts with voters registered to the majority party and crack apart areas where members of the opposition party live. “It is demoralizing to see it happening to this extent in Nassau.”Analysts predict the redrawn map could help Republicans add two seats to their majority, or potentially three seats that could give the GOP a supermajority, according to Brian Paul, research and policy coordinator at Common Cause New York, a nonprofit organization that proposed an alternate map with a coalition of other nonpartisan advocacy groups.That’s despite the fact that Democrats have a nearly 36,000-enrollment advantage over Republicans—368,049 Dems vs. 332,197 GOP out of 960,331 registered voters in Nassau, according to the latest New York State Board of Elections data. There’s also 212,932 unaffiliated voters, 33,408 Independence Party registrants, 10,249 registered Conservatives, 2,132 Working Family Party members, 1,159 members of the Green Party and 175 listed as “other,” the data shows.“The only real benefit of moving 360,000-plus people is to shift things around so there is …  incumbent safety or partisan politics advantage,” said Frederick Brewington, a Hempstead-based civil rights attorney who plans to sue the county over the map, if it’s approved. “At some point the question will be asked of you—explain yourself. And in this situation, the concept of this just being a policy decision is not going to cut it.”Critics also decried the legislative majority for planning to pass a map certain to rack up legal fees the financially strapped county can’t afford over alleged violations of the Voting Rights Act.Brewington joined others who personally appealed to the legislators, especially Legis. Denise Ford of Long Beach, a registered Democrat who caucuses with the Republicans.In addition to members of various civic organizations, the dozens of speakers who voiced opposition to the new map before the vote included elected officials from the villages of East Hills and Freeport as well as the Uniondale and Great Neck school districts.Francis Moroney, chairman of Nassau Temporary Districting Commission, said the panel hired Albany-based Skyline Demographic Consultants to draw the first draft of the map before it was tweaked to address concerns the public raised at a series of hearings.“Every decision you make flows through and affects someplace else,” said Moroney, likening the process of trying to keep communities with similar interests together to an overflowing bowl of Jell-O. “It doesn’t happen in a vacuum. And it’s certainly not a perfect process.”Adam Haber, a Roslyn school board member challenging former County Executive Tom Suozzi for the Democratic Party line to run against Mangano in November, doubted the fairness of the redistricting process.“It’s obvious that the will of the people is against this process and the map,” said Haber, an East Hills resident. “What’s the point of … this hearing if the elected officials don’t listen?”Denenberg made one last stand before the meeting was adjourned for the fight to continue next month, when another lengthy debate is sure to ensure.“The only reason for that line is to come after me,” he told Morony, pointing to the sliver of the proposed District 14 that juts into southern Merrick, separating his neighborhood from the rest of the hamlet in proposed District 13. “That line that you drew in Merrick … strangely is two houses from my house.”last_img read more

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Long Island St. Patrick’s Day 2014 Events

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and on Long Island it’s basically a month-long celebration. March 17 falls on a Monday this year, but for those looking to celebrate their Irish heritage early or even afterward, we’ve compiled this list of local events for the occasion:Saturday, March 8Event: St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger HuntWhen: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.Where: Suffolk County Farm, 350 Yaphank Ave., YaphankWhat: Includes wagon ride, light refreshments, animal feedingCost: $6Event: Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day CelebrationWhen: 12-5p.m.Where: Old Bethpage Village Restoration, BethpageWhat: Irish rock bands The Sporting Paddies and The Mickey Finns perform; Kevin Westley performs Irish history in song; Bagpipers and fiddlers live throughout the day; Traditional Irish food and beveragesCost: FreeEvent: Black 47: The Farewell PerformanceWhen: 8 p.m.Where: The YMCA Boulton Center, 37 West Main St., Bay ShoreCost: $35-$45Event: Bay Shore St. Patrick’s Day ParadeWhen: 1-4:30 p.m.Where: Main Street between Saxon Avenue and Community RoadCost: FreeSunday, March 9Event: Huntington’s 80th St. Patrick’s Day ParadeWhen: 2 p.m.Where: Parade starts north of Huntington Train Station along New York Ave., turns west on Main St., ends at Saint Patrick’s ChurchCost: FreeTuesday, March 11Event: Dropkick Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Tour 2014 with Guests Lucero and Skinny ListerWhen: 8:00 p.m.Where: The Paramount Theatre, 370 Huntington Ave., HuntingtonFriday, March 14Event: 2U: St. Patty’s CelebrationWhen: 8 p.m.Where: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., PatchogueWhat: 2U, “The World’s Second Best U2 Show,” performs; must be 21 or overSaturday, March 15Event: St. Patty’s Day Leprechaun Bar CrawlWhen: 12-6 p.m.Where: Huntington VillageWhat: Drink specials, costume contest; raises money for local charity; must be 21 or overCost: Preordered tickets are $25, $30 at doorEvent: St. Patrick’s Day DanceWhen: 7 p.m.-11p.m.Where: American Legion Post 1120, 80 Herbert Ave., LindenhurstWhat: Irish food and open bar; Grand Blvd performs live; Bagpipers and Irish step dancers performCost: $25Event: “Dirty Old Town” A St. Patrick’s Day Punk Rock BashWhen: 10 p.m.Where: Club Revolution, 140 Merrick Rd., AmityvilleWhat: Live music from Nihilistics, Jones Crusher, Boogie Brains, DJs playing music of Shane MacGowan and The Pogues; Guinness Jameson Irish Mist Green Beer Specials all night; must be 18 or overCost: $10, $7 for those dressed in green; First 25 leprechauns with shillelaghs get in for freeSunday, March 16Event: 16th Annual Irish Experience FestivalWhen: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.Where: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Sports Complex, 245 Hofstra University, HempsteadWhat: Live performances by The Tommy Mulhivill Band, The Black Velvet Band, Katie’s Puppets, Hirten Family Irish Dancers, and MC Tony Jackson; Irish food/vendors throughout the dayCost: $7 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, free for children under 12Event: WBAB presents Roger and JP’s Corned Beef and ChaosWhen: 12 -5 p.m.Where: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., PatchogueWhat: Live broadcast with Roger and JP; “Doctor Dirty” John Valby perform; Scotty the Leprechaun; must be 21 or overCost: Free AdmissionEvent: Family St. Patrick’s Day WalkWhen: 1:30-3p.m.Where: Caleb Smith State Park Preserve, 581 West Jericho Tpke., SmithtownEvent: Celtic Tenors ConcertWhen: 7:30 p.m.Where: The Paramount Theatre, 370, New York Ave., HuntingtonSaturday, March 22Event: Rockville Centre St. Patrick’s Day ParadeWhen: 12 p.m.Where: Starts in Municipal Parking Field # 12 at North Forest Ave., ends on Municipal Parking Field #2; Preceded by Commemorative Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Agnes CathedralSunday, March 23Event: Montauk St. Patrick’s Day ParadeWhen: 11:30 a.m.Where: Starts at Edgemere Rd., turns onto Main St, and ends at end of Main St., by IGA; Starting at 10 a.m. on the reviewing stand on the green hit clam chowder will be served in St. Patrick’s Day souvenir mugsSunday, March 30Event: St. Patty’s Day after PartyWhen: 12 p.m.Where: The Emporium, 9 Railroad Ave., PatchogueWhat: Outdoor beer garden and barbeque; must be 21 or overCost: Free Admissionlast_img read more

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Ireland may tighten travel restrictions for COVID-19 hot spots

first_img“We’re looking at countries that may effectively become hot spots for COVID-19 in the months ahead, or indeed regions within countries, and looking at ways in which we can deal with that risk,” Coveney told national broadcaster RTE.Arrivals into Ireland from Malta, Finland, Norway, Hungary, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Cyprus, Slovakia, Greenland, Greece, Gibraltar, Monaco and San Marino no longer have to restrict their movements.The selection was shorter than many other countries’ “green lists”, including British-run Northern Ireland, which shares an open land border with Ireland where no travel restrictions are imposed.While Irish travellers returning from the 15 countries will not have to quarantine either, the government took out full-page newspaper advertisements on Wednesday telling people that the safest things to do was not to travel anywhere.”The message is still clear, the safest thing to do is not to take your holidays abroad, look after your family, spend your money at home and holiday at home,” Coveney said, noting that, while travel to and from Ireland was at around 7-8% of its usual level, 50,000 Irish people were still travelling abroad a week.  Ireland may introduce further travel restrictions for countries with a very high instance of COVID-19, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday after the government lifted its 14-day quarantine requirement for 15 European countries.Ireland, which has one of the lower rates of infection in the European Union with around 5 cases per 100,000 people in the past 14 days, decided late on Tuesday to drop the restriction for people coming from countries with a similar or lower rate.Coveney said the government would turn its attention in the coming weeks to whether it should introduce steps beyond the 14-day quarantine from areas hardest hit, including a potential requirement to take a coronavirus test before departure. Topics :last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery County

first_img November 10, 2016 Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, as part of a stop on his ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour, Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that Almac Group, Inc., a global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organization, will expand operations at its existing U.S. headquarters in Souderton, Montgomery County, and double its physical presence in nearby Lansdale, Montgomery County. The company’s expansion will create 312 new jobs over the next three years.“In 2007, Almac Group invested $100 million, retained 495 jobs, and created another 264 jobs, when it successfully established its U.S. headquarters in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “Since then, we’ve seen Almac Group’s significant contributions to the economic vitality of the region as a major player in southeastern Pennsylvania’s strong bio-pharma industry, and we look forward to its continued success as it once again chooses Pennsylvania for its operations expansion.”While a majority of Almac Group’s growth can be accommodated within its current 240,000-square-foot headquarters facility, the company will lease an additional 26,000-square-feet of office space in Lansdale. Almac Group plans to invest more than $24.4 million in the expansion project, including substantial investments in new machine lines, computer equipment, software, and an expanded cold storage area. Additionally, the company has committed to the creation of 312 new, full-time jobs over the next three years, and to the retention of 1,110 existing employees.“Due to significant industry demand for our services, it is essential we build capacity and increase headcount to ensure we continue to compete at a global level. This year we are celebrating our 20th year in the US, and having experienced tremendous success we are excited to make a further commitment within the Montgomery County area,” said Almac Group CEO Alan Armstrong. “This investment signifies our confidence in the pool of talent and skills right on our doorstep.  We truly appreciate the guidance and support provided by both the Governor’s Action Team and the Department of Community and Economic Development throughout this entire process and look forward to a very exciting future together.”Almac Group received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development comprised of a $1.56 million Pennsylvania First Program grant.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with DCED’s Office of International Business Development.Headquartered in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, Almac Group, Inc. is an established contract development and manufacturing organization that provides an extensive range of integrated services to companies within the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors, globally. The company’s services include research and development, biomarker discovery, development and commercialization, active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacture, formulation development, and clinical trial supply. Almac Group employs more than 4,500 highly skilled personnel throughout its operations in the UK, Ireland, the United States, and Asia.The ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour is an effort by state agencies to promote good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and career-paths available to job-seekers across the commonwealth, and to listen and learn from employers and employees about workforce development needs.For more information about Almac Group, visit www.almacgroup.com.For more information on the Governor’s Action Team or DCED, visit dced.pa.us.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Wolf Administration Announces 312 New Jobs with Expansion of Almac Group Facilities in Montgomery Countylast_img read more

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Market

first_imgAustralia: Westinghouse Brake & Signal Co (Australia) Ltd has won a A$4m contract for signalling equipment on Sydney’s Homebush Bay Olympic branch.Bangladesh: The Asian Development Bank has commissioned Rendel Palmer & Tritton to examine the potential for the Jamuna road bridge to accommodate track wider than the 1000mm gauge line it has been designed to carry. Brazil: MRS Logística SA, the private operator of Rffsa’s former SR3 and SR4 regions (RG 12.96 p811), has signed a contract with Tecfer, Hatch & Kirk and Montana Rail Link for the overhaul of six SD38 locomotives.Bulgaria: BDZ has invited tenders for the supply and installation of five underfloor wheel lathes.China: Koni is to supply over 4000 primary and secondary suspension dampers for 324 coaches under construction for Chinese Railways. Colombia: Brazilian contractor Andreade Gutierrez has purchased two containerised mobile welder units from Holland Co for use in track upgrading.Czech Republic: ZS Brno has completed modernisation of the 31·5 km Uhersko – Chocen section of CD’s Decin – Breclav route at a cost of Kcs1·10bn.Germany: Sanivac Vakuumtechnik and Staudenmayer have won an order from Adtranz for 150 self-contained toilet modules to be installed on German Railway’s VT612 tilting DMUs.Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-AG has ordered 32 more Type RS1 Regioshuttle lightweight diesel railcars from Adtranz for DM80m; they will be used by the Bodensee-Oberschwabenbahn and Karl-Grund Verkehrsgesellschaft.Great Britain: BR Research has obtained a contract from GEC Alsthom to work on key aspects of the safety case for Juniper EMUs to operate under lease on Railtrack 25 kV 50Hz and 750V DC routes.Stewart Fraser is to supply 1020 sliding glass and aluminium doors for platform screens on London Underground’s Jubilee line extension, under subcontract from Westinghouse Brakes Ltd.Hungary: MAV has awarded a contract worth HF2·3bn to Debreceni Jarmujavito Rt for the maintenance of 2800 freight wagons, including 700 tank cars. India: Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd is to manufacture 53 electric locos for lease to Indian Railways.Iran: India Railway Construction Co has secured a US$25m contract to supply signalling for IIRR’s Ahwaz – Bandar Emam Khomayni route. Lithuania: LG has issued a general procurement notice for track renewal and maintenance equipment worth an estimated ECU39bn, in addition to 52000 concrete sleepers and 53 switches. Norway: Train interior and seats manufacturer VBK is to supply VBK5000 second-class seats for a further four Danish State Railways’ IR-4 EMUs. VBK has already equipped 40 of the four-car units to be used on services across the Storebaelt link from June 1, and is also supplying interior components for Norway’s Gardermoen airport trains.Romania: Sncfr has issued prequalification documents for the overhaul and modernisation of 16 diesel and 24 electric locos, funded by an EBRD loan.Russia: Taylor Woodrow has begun preliminary work on a US$199m terminus complex in St Petersburg for RAO VSM’s high-speed route to Moscow.Slovakia: TSS Bratislava has ordered a TL50 tracklayer from Desec of Finland.Tunisia: Sncft has called tenders for the provision of technical assistance for bridge strengthening and repair work on the Tunis – Sousse – Gabès route. Turkey: TCDD has issued a tender for the supply of 60 electric locos, expected to cost US$240m. Tenders are due to be issued soon for electrification of the Aliaga – Cumaovasi route.USA: Boise Locomotive Co has won a US$4m contract to overhaul 10 GP50 diesel locos for Union Pacific.New Jersey Transit has awarded a US$56·4m contract to Slattery/Sordoni Construction for structures and embankments, as part of the Secaucus Transfer project (RG 1.97 p32).Hatch Mott MacDonald, Jacobs Engineering and ACG Environments have won a US$65m construction management contract for extension of the Red line to East Los Angeles (RG 2.97 p82).last_img read more

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