HBO Shares Trailer For New Doc On David Bowie’s Creatively Fertile Final Years [Watch]

first_imgOn Tuesday, HBO premiered the teaser trailer for their upcoming David Bowie documentary, David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which focuses on the particularly fertile years of creativity leading up to his death on January 10th, 2016 following a largely secret 18-month battle with liver cancer. The film will premiere on HBO and its various mobile platforms on January 8th, the day on which the iconoclastic artist would have turned 71 years old.However, while Bowie was battling cancer, and in the years right before his diagnosis, he had ramped up his creative production considerably. In his last five years on Earth, Bowie released two albums, The Next Day and Blackstar (released just days before his death, featuring eerily prophetic themes about death and the after-life) as well as oversaw the creation his stage musical, Lazarus. HBO acquired the U.S. rights to the documentary from the BBC.In the newly released teaser trailer, you can hear Bowie speak about the concept of creativity and his approach to exploring it. As he explains, “Always go a little further into the water than you feel you’re capable of being in and when you don’t feel that your feet are quite touching the bottom, you’re just about in the right place to do something exciting.”You can watch the new trailer for David Bowie: The Last Five Years, below, courtesy of Billboard:David Bowie: The Last Five Years, directed and produced by Francis Whately, follows Whately’s 2013 documentary, David Bowie: Five Years which covered Bowie’s career from 1970 to 1975 in addition to taking its title from the opening song on Bowie’s 1972 classic, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.For further information about the soon-to-be-released new David Bowie documentary on HBO, or to set a reminder about its release date, head to the network’s website.[h/t – Billboard]last_img read more

ARC Mechanical in Bradford announces organizational changes

first_imgARC Mechanical Contractors,ARC Mechanical Contractor’s president and owner, Wil Buskey, announced significant changes to the company’s corporate structure. With retirement approaching, Wil has redefined the management team that will steer ARC to a future without him. For nearly 45 years, Wil has been involved in nearly every aspect in the heating, cooling, and refrigeration business; and for the last 12 years, has been the driving force behind ARC. Wil’s new role as Chief Executive Officer allows him to continue to guide the company’s direction, but the day-to-day operations of ARC will now be handled by Jody Perkins, ARC’s current service manager and new president. Jody’s role as service manager will not change for the immediate future.  ‘I’m very happy with my new role and feel I am up to the challenge to continue ARC’s growth with a thoughtful, considered approach,’ says Jody Perkins, ARC’s new president. Jody has been with ARC since 1992 where he started as a service technician. In 2005 he became the service department manager. Jody holds a number of licenses and certifications, including four NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certifications. ARC’s redefined management team:-    Wilton L. Buskey, Chief Executive Officer-    Jody Perkins, President, Service Manager-    Brian Sager, Vice President, Chief of Engineering and Design-    Andy Courchesne, Vice President, Sales and Operations Manager-    Wayne Vanasse, General Manager, Chief Financial Officer ARC was recognized in 2003 and again in 2009 by Vermont Business Magazine for being one of five of Vermont’s fastest growing businesses in the construction market. The 5x5x5 Growth Awards acknowledge five Vermont businesses that have experienced the greatest growth over the past five years over five business categories: technology, construction, wholesale, business services and manufacturing. ARC had a growth rate of 76% during the five year period covered.  About ARC Mechanical ContractorsIn business since 1947, ARC provides heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, mechanical piping, refrigeration, ductwork and controls for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial and municipal buildings/facilities. We also install geothermal, and hybrid heating and cooling systems. ARC also is an approved Vermont Solar Thermal Provisional Partner which allows us to participate as an installer in the Vermont Solar Incentive program. Located in Bradford, Vermont, and Lebanon and Littleton, New Hampshire, ARC employs 66 individuals. Many examples of our work may be found throughout Vermont and New Hampshire, including Dartmouth College’s Alumni Gym and Whittemore Hall, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, Woodstock Inn Spa and Resort, and the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center.last_img read more

Gold Coast home with a pool and courtyard at its heart

first_img62 Nautilus Way, Kingscliff. 62 Nautilus Way, Kingscliff.Mrs Wright said this was always intended to be a part of the home but was only added in June.It has two bedrooms, a bathroom and open kitchen and lounge area that looks out to the ocean, which is about 250m away.Mrs Wright said the courtyard was her favourite part of the home because it was perfect for entertaining guests. “It’s just a nice entertaining space,” she said.She was going to miss the home, where she and her husband and daughter had lived for the past two and a half years. They are selling the home to downsize. 62 Nautilus Way, Kingscliff. 62 Nautilus Way, Kingscliff.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa17 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThey decided to replicate the idea with their pool, keeping a rectangular hole in the roof to ensure those swimming in it could still see the sky.Mrs Wright, who is a well-known Gold Coast interior designer, said they stuck to a neutral palette of black and white with wood and concrete featured throughout.“I just love raw materials so we wanted to have polished concrete (floors),” Mrs Wright said.“The whole idea was for it to be quite maintenance free.“It’s an easy house to keep tidy.”The open dining, living and kitchen area with butler’s pantry is at the back of the home while the three bedrooms are near the front. The master bedroom and living area open onto the magnesium solar heated pool and courtyard, which is surrounded by a wooden deck, through floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors.Glass louvre windows surround the pool to allow natural light into the home. The home also has a media room, which could double as a fourth bedroom, and study nook that overlooks the pool. Upstairs, there is a self-contained loft, which can only be accessed from a spiral staircase at the front of the house. A pool and courtyard are in the middle of this Kingscliff home.CHALLENGING the traditional rules of designing and building a home, Mandie and Adam Wright made a courtyard and pool the centrepiece of their Kingscliff property. The couple, who bought the land in 2013 and build the home in 2015, turned to the internet for design inspiration.“We stumbled across a house in New Zealand on the beach … and they had a pond running through the entry and the centre of their home,” Mrs Wright said.last_img read more

Berggren quietly asserts dominance

first_imgWhile Ryan Evans and Ben Brust recorded double-doubles against Cornell, another solid, efficient performance from a player on the team went largely under the radar for No. 22 Wisconsin in its 73-40 victory Sunday night at the Kohl Center.Fifth-year senior forward/center Jared Berggren quietly propelled the Badgers (2-1) with 18 points in a steady array of shot selections, many high-efficiency looks inside the post as well as open looks from outside the three-point arc.The reflection of the high percentage shot selection came in Berggren’s final stat line, as the senior went 7-for-14 from the field while also bringing down seven rebounds.And while Berggren has yet to record a double-double in his career, he may have been held back from that opportunity because of limited minutes.With the Badgers largely in cruise control from the get-go against the Big Red (1-3), Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan was able to be more liberal in his rotation, only giving the big man 22 minutes in the game, tied for the least of any starting player.Berggren also showed his ability to stretch the floor, connecting on one of his three attempts from beyond the arc, something that Cornell head coach Bill Courtney noted makes the 6-foot-10 big man so difficult to guard.“In the scouting report you know he’s a guy who can shoot the basketball,” Courtney said. “We closed him out with our hands low, it was like our guy didn’t expect him to shoot.”“He’s a terrific basketball player, for his ability to do that as well as some of the things he does around the basket … I think he’s a terrific ball player.”Cornell showed a knack in the game for getting past the initial tight man-to-man defense that Wisconsin brought, but Berggren was there to clean up any mistakes defenders made on slow reactions moving out to the perimeter. Reminiscent of his defensive prowess in 2012 – a season where he recorded the third-highest total in school history for blocks in a season with 60 – the Princeton, Minn., native recorded four blocks and his presence in the middle of the lane altered several other Cornell shot attempts in the paint.The presence of the center alone was enough to make Cornell players think twice before taking the ball hard in the paint, as Berggren’s effort was one of many that contributed to Wisconsin registering nine blocks in the game, holding their opponent to just 26.2 percent shooting from the field.“Cornell can break a lot of people down,” Ryan said. “They have some guys when you look on film who can penetrate. They have good counter-moves, I think Jared did a good job of not allowing too many.”Turnover concerns override blowoutWhile the Badgers won by a comfortable 33-point margin in a blowout, the nonconference whooping was not without its miscues from Ryan’s squad.Ryan’s teams are nationally-renowned for their prowess in ball toughness and refusing to turn over the ball, but Wisconsin committed 16 turnovers against Cornell Sunday night in an uncharacteristically sloppy performance.“We were just making quick decisions and not using ball fakes,” Ryan said. “You don’t dribble exchange on double teams which we talked about in practice … it was just one of those things under the lights, we have some guys that don’t have a lot of experience.”One particular instance that gave the Badgers trouble was the Big Red’s run-and-jump press.Down 19 with over seven minutes remaining in just the first half, Courtney had his squad test the Badgers with traps in the half court and forced the Badgers into three-straight turnovers.Wisconsin finally snapped its funk against the trap thanks to a three-pointer from freshman point guard George Marshall, as Ryan made the adjustments necessary to break the Cornell pressure.Cornell took advantage when they could off any Wisconsin miscues, converting the 16 turnovers into 12 points.“Looking at it, 16 turnovers is way too much, we don’t get that in two, three games at times,” junior guard Ben Brust said. “So we definitely have to clean it up. We can handle it. We practice it, it’s just a good thing that it happened early and we have time to clean it up against some longer, more athletic teams.”“We’ll get better.”Follow Nick on Twitterlast_img read more