– Advertisement – Phillips mingled with artists like the Ramones and Iggy Pop and styled musicians in garments that suited their sensibilities and colored their rock personas. She designed the pink dress that the singer Debbie Harry wore on the cover of Blondie’s “Plastic Letters” (1978) and dressed James Chance and the Contortions in 1950s-era suits and ties that helped define the aesthetic of no wave, a nihilistic subgenre of punk rock.- Advertisement – At the time, no wave offered few fashion templates. Acting as a kind of creative director, Phillips sought to create a loud aesthetic that complemented the group’s sound. She dressed Chance in sharkskin suits and styled his hair into a pompadour — a retro-inspired look that reflected the band’s own fusion music.She acted as a promoter for the band, generating the buzz that helped take James Chance and the Contortions from an opening act to a headlining band. “She had a lot of credibility with the other people on the scene who might have been dubious about me,” Chance said in a phone interview, adding, “She didn’t want me to stay an underground thing that only a few SoHo artists like.”Chance and Phillips were preparing to record a demo for a sci-fi disco album she conceptualized when she learned she had cancer.Her death two years later was noted in a brief obituary in Rolling Stone.Through the people who know her work, Phillips’s ideas have endured. Harry wore another of her designs on the cover of her solo single “Rush Rush” (1983). Some years after that, Phillips’s blue lace-up dress was one of the inspirations for an Anna Sui collection. To this day Phillips is regarded by her contemporaries as one of the designers who defined punk fashion, along with Vivienne Westwood.Her story is being made into a documentary, a film that will star a young woman who helped give a cultural movement its pulse. New York at the time was on the brink of bankruptcy, overwhelmed with neglect and crime. But rent was cheap and amid the decay, designers, artists, musicians and filmmakers formed collaborations, making art and meeting up at rock venues. Phillips’s plans were always bigger than the punk scene. She talked with Reed about wanting to translate her designs into her own fashion label, but expressed concerns that conventional avenues to fame might be challenging for her, particularly as an Asian immigrant. Before she could realize her ambitions, Phillips died of cancer on June 19, 1981. She was 26.“She was always up to something, designing clothes, drawing sketches,” said James Chance in an interview with the website Vacant. “I really think if she was still alive, she would have become a designer. Many other people have been using her ideas.” Harry, who befriended Phillips through the scene, asked her to design her dress for the cover photo of “Plastic Letters.”“You know, there’s people that you meet and you understand them and they understand you sort of instantly,” said Harry in a phone interview. “We shared a similar kind of sense of humor.”Phillips was also an artist, photographer and actress in underground films. She interviewed Paul Simonon, bassist of The Clash, and contributed photos for Punk magazine. And she appeared in the fumetti-style illustrated photo comic “The Legend of Nick Detroit” among an ensemble cast of New York punks. Later she co-founded (with the publicist Steve Mass and the artist Diego Cortez) the Mudd Club in Tribeca, a mash-up nightclub and venue where artists and scenesters gathered for a taste of the avant-garde.By the late 1970s, she began managing James Chance and the Contortions, which played a blend of punk, funk and jazz. Before long she and Chance began dating. Phillips is believed to have been born in Taipei in February 1955. Her mother, Bi Li-na, grew up in Beijing and left for Taiwan around the time of the Chinese Communist Revolution; her father was a soldier in Chiang Kai-shek’s army. They separated when Anya was a child. Later, her mother married Wade Phillips, an American Army colonel, with whom she had a son, Kris, who became known as Fei Xiang, one of China’s biggest pop stars in the 1980s.As a teenager at Taipei American School, Phillips spent hours sketching clothing designs and showing them off to Reed, her high school classmate (then Sylvia Morales). Although Phillips could not sew, she had her garments handmade by local tailors, which likely sharpened her own instincts in detailing, cut and fit. “Arriving there and finding this incredible creativity happening in this kind of grimy downtown scene — she instantly got it,” said Sylvia Reed, a close friend and the former wife and manager of the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed, in a phone interview. – Advertisement – Phillips moved to Manhattan in 1974 after graduating high school, and Reed soon joined her.She aspired to make a name for herself as a fashion designer in New York City, with Reed as a sort of sidekick. “She had this picture in her mind of how she wanted her life to be and I was to fulfill this role for her as her confidante, best friend, and trusted companion,” Reed told NBC in 2016.By then, Phillips had already realized that the traditional path was not for her. She was awarded a full scholarship to Parsons School of Design but dropped out days into her studies, finding she lacked the discipline for structured coursework.Instead, she rooted herself in the punk scene — merging the underground culture with the mainstream fashion she’d grown up admiring — and quickly became as known for her cutout, form-fitting dresses as she was for her eclectic style.“She had a very clear idea of becoming an influential trendsetter in New York,” Reed said, “and she was that.” This article is part of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times.In the 1970s, Anya Phillips left Taiwan to forge a fashion career in New York City, showing up in a burgeoning downtown punk scene in what would become her signature dress, an eye-catching piece made of electric blue spandex that laced up the front. When she paired it with stilettos and a full-length fur coat, she exuded a slinky glamour that would make her the “It girl” of Lower Manhattan’s night clubs.- Advertisement –
The administration in Bekasi, West Java, has delayed its plan to conduct rapid testing for COVID-19, which was set to be held on Tuesday, as the test kits have yet to arriveInitially, the Bekasi administration was to conduct the rapid testing at the Patriot Candrabaga Stadium in South Bekasi on Tuesday.”We’re still waiting for the test kits and the testing methods,” Deputy Bekasi Mayor Tri Adhianto said in a video post on his Instagram account, @mastriadhianto, on Monday. “We continuously evaluate the mechanism for conducting the tests effectively, and to avoid the possibility of having a mass gathering,” he added. The planned rapid test was expected to involve blood tests. West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil said on Sunday that his administration had decided to go first with Bekasi because of the high number of confirmed cases there.Read also: Want to take a rapid test in West Java? Know which category you belong toBoth the central government and regional governments have instructed the public to stay away from mass gathering to avoid possible contraction of the virus.The Bekasi administration, therefore, is trying to find the best way to perform the massive rapid testing without exposing its residents to COVID-19.The deputy mayor advised residents to register themselves for the rapid testing at the Bekasi Health Agency.”Do not come [to the stadium on Tuesday]. For those interested [in taking the test], please register at the health agency,” said Adhianto. “Stay healthy, exercise and pray.” (dfr)Topics : After Jakarta was named the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, Bekasi, a satellite city of the capital, had stepped up its efforts to detect the spread of the disease by holding mass rapid testing for its residents.Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed 107 new coronavirus cases, the biggest daily increase to date, bringing the total number of cases to 686. Seven more people died bringing the total number of deaths to 55.West Java, the second-hardest hit province across the country, recorded 59 confirmed cases with nine deaths as of Monday, with 16 confirmed cases in Bekasi.
Stuff co.nz 19 November 2015If you’ve been married for an extremely long time you could be in for a prize for your perseverance.A competition to find the longest married couple in New Zealand has been launched by conservative lobby group Family First.The nominations opened on Thursday, with the award to be announced on Valentine’s Day next year.Family First director Bob McCoskrie said it was a way to find out how long some couples have been married and to honour them for having done “the hard yards”.McCoskrie said he expected there would be many couples out there who didn’t realise how impressive their long marriages were. Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.He said one example in New Zealand was Christchurch couple Bert and Pat Archbold who were married 79 years before Bert passed away in 2013.A couple in Yorkshire, UK, are believed to have the world’s longest marriage and are due to celebrate their 90th wedding anniversary in December.McCoskrie said the idea for the New Zealand competition came from similar campaigns in America and Canada, run by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter.He said winners would receive a family photograph and possibly a weekend getaway – depending on how mobile they were.The winners can only be eligible from those nominated – and forms must have the couple’s names, wedding date, where they currently reside and contact details.Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Family First NZ, P.O.Box 276-133, Manukau City 2241 before January 15, 2016.http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/74224113/who-is-new-zealands-longest-married-couple
When I am writing this article, the Purdue Men’s Basketball Team was down to 5 scholarship players. The latest player to defect is Ronnie Johnson. He was just a sophomore and one of the leading scorers on this years’ team. He could actually make free throws!Since the beginning of last year, Matt Painter has appeared to have lost control of the program at Purdue. He stills seems to do a good job once the team makes it on the floor, but off the floor activities tell an entirely different story. He cannot recruit the home state players that are making huge waves at other colleges, and the athletes he does recruit either leave, get hurt, and simply can’t play.When no one in the state of Indiana makes the NCAA Tournament, the whole system in a basketball-rich state seems to have gone awry. Michigan and Michigan State are filled with Indiana All-Star players. Duke University is living off of the Indiana talent.University presidents and athletic directors in the state of Indiana need to take a hard look at who is in charge of their men’s basketball programs. Something is wrong when Indiana players start looking elsewhere without even considering one of our state universities.
By Bob ConeyJEFFERSON, S.D. (June 28) – Sunday’s Total Motors IMCA Modified feature at Raceway Park was led flag to flag by Jason Schneiders.Schneiders’ mid-season championship night win came over point leader Ricky Stephan and defending champion Chris Abelson.Defending champion Jason Ward picked up his first win of the season in the Casey’s General Stores IMCA Stock Cars. Ward had the inside line under his control and led Todd Gereau and Chris Mills to the checkers. The win also put Ward atop the point standings for the first time this season.The Skyline Casino IMCA Northern SportMods were dominated at the front by Karl Brewer, who led new point leader Todd Boulware and Rusty Montagne across the line.The MOPAR IMCA Hobby Stock feature saw 24 cars start the feature with three- and four-wide action throughout the race. Coming out on top was Aaron Shearn, followed by David Miller and Tony Fetterman.In the KISS 107 FM IMCA Sport Compacts, Cody Thompson powered into the lead out of turn two in the final laps and held on for the win over younger brother Tyler and early leader Aaron Edwardson.The KPTH Fox 44 fireworks extravaganza wrapped up the evening’s action. Raceway Park will take the 4th of July weekend off with racing resuming on Sunday, July 12 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and racing at 6:30 p.m.
The 26-year-old – who recovered from a serious knee injury last season, but has yet to agree a new long-term deal – feels such strength in depth can only be positive for the squad, if sometimes frustrating for individuals. Fellow England internationals Danny Welbeck, Jack Wilshere and Kieran Gibbs also did not make the first XI against Chelsea. “There is a lot of competition for places so everyone seems to lift a gear and play extremely well. It makes it a bit more difficult for people to get into the team,” Walcott said, quoted on the club’s official website, www.arsenal.com. “I think, especially this season, not many people thought we would be challenging for the Premier League. “In this calendar year, we have been the best team in Europe. “It is the strongest the squad has been and everyone is staying fit as well. “There aren’t many injuries in the squad, which is important. If we had an injury-free season, I think we could lift the title.” Arsenal head to Hull on Bank Holiday Monday looking to keep pressure on Manchester City in the race for second place, and with it automatic qualification for next season’s Champions League. Captain Mikel Arteta is set to step up his training this week after an ankle problem hampered recovery from a calf injury, while midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is another continuing rehabilitation from an inflamed groin which has seen him out since the FA Cup win at Manchester United last month. Press Association Theo Walcott understands just how difficult it is now to hold down a place in the Arsenal side, who he says have been the “best team in Europe” this year and could lift the title next season if everyone stays fit. The Gunners’ slim hopes of overhauling Chelsea’s 10-point lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League were all but extinguished following a goalless draw at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Walcott watched on from the bench again before a late substitute appearance, with the forward’s last club start having been back in March.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a suspect who shot and killed one man and injured another in Lantana.The incident took place Wednesday evening in the 1200 block of Hypoluxo Rd.Police responded to the scene and found one man dead and another injured. The injured man was rushed to the hospital. His condition is unknown.29-year-old Albert Clark was arrested and is facing multiple charges, including homicide and attempted first-degree murder.He is being held without bond.
… another tentative kick-off date setBy Ras WadadaTHE ongoing impasse between the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and some Elite clubs continued last Tuesday when five clubs were a no-show at a crucial meeting to finalise plans for the start of the new season which has already seen two tentative dates go by.Despite the absence of champions Slingerz, along with Alpha United, Pele FC, GFC and Monedderlust FC, a new date for the opening of the much-awaited 2016-17 Elite League was discussed and it was agreed to start after the October 11 International fixture against Jamaica.The teams that showed up for the meeting were all presented with 12 footballs each by the Federation to assist with their training preparations for the new season. The recipients included newcomers Victoria Kings and Topp XX as well as Fruta Conquerors, Buxton United and the GDF.A reliable source informed Chronicle Sport that First vice-president of the GFF, Retired Brigadier Bruce Lovell, seemed well prepared for the teams which are contending the legitimacy of the GFF to expand the League by including two more teams.Although they were not present Lovell emphasised to those present that the GFF has a MOU and not a contractual arrangement with the clubs with regard to how the League is executed.Further, the expansion of the League was done by the GFF in consultation with the eight Elite Clubs and more importantly the GFF has the authority to alter, amend or bring a halt to the competition.When contacted on the latest development of the ongoing saga, GFF president Wayne Forde stated that he will comment after the Executive meets to determine the way forward.Meanwhile manager of Slingerz FC, Colin Aaron, related to Chronicle Sport that the notice for the meeting fell short of the stipulated 48 hours’ notice and, in addition, his club has received no response from the GFF with regard to concerns that were written and sent to the Federation on behalf of six Elite clubs.The six clubs, Slingerz, GDF, Pele, Alpha, Monedderlust and GFC according to Aaron, are demanding an apology from the GFF boss in retaliation to the indefinite suspension, until an apology to Forde, of Slingerz’s owner Javed Ali.Secretary of Monedderlust FC also indicated that the notice for the meeting was too short and it clashed with another meeting that the club’s president had to attend.Both club officials related that the notice for the meeting came late Monday afternoon for the following day – Tuesday. The Executive was expected to meet yesterday.
THE Guyana Amateur Swimming Association will remain under the presidency of Ivan Persaud following its elections held yesterday at Olympic House on High Street.Persaud was in a three way race; running against Owen Vewey of GO-Invest and Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) Vice President Karen Pilgrim.However, both Vewey and Pilgrim pulled out of the race. Pilgrim cited her new responsibilities as Guyana’s representative for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as a reason for her pulling out. Dewey has not given any reason for his decision.There are some changes with Nadira Jaikaran from Swim Academy being elected secretary. The other committee members include Dave Ramnarine and Elke Rodrigues as the Association’s Vice Presidents.Joanne Lowe Is Treasurer while Leon Seaton is the Assistant Secretary/Treasurer.
After more than three months of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2019/20 LaLiga season will be back on the screens of SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv, with round 28 matches.The opening restart games, scheduled to hold from 11 to 14 June, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7 to DStv Premium, Compact and Compact Plus subscribers and SuperSport Select 4 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The first game upon return is the Seville derby, also known as the Great Derby (El Gran Derbi), between Sevilla and Real Betis at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday. The match kicks off at 9pm and will be aired live on SuperSport 7 and SuperSport Select 4.The two teams are experiencing very different fortunes, with Sevilla looking to secure a top-four finish and a place in the UEFA Champions League next season, while Real Betis are trying to push themselves up to mid-table and remain clear of the relegation battle below them.Sevilla defeated Real Betis 2-1 when the teams met at Estadio Benito Villamarin back in November 2019. Completing a LaLiga ‘double’ over their town rivals would be a major achievement for coach Julen Lopetegui and his charges, while African fans will hope to see Moroccan Youssef En-Nesyri continuing his excellent form.Attention will also turn to the title race between the league leaders and defending champions, Barcelona, and nearest chaser and rival, Real Madrid.Barcelona will be in action on Saturday night when they head to Estadi de Son Moto to face relegation-threatened Real Mallorca. The game will be aired live on SuperSport Select 7 and SuperSport Select 4 at 9pm. La Blaugrana will be hoping to claim a win and maintain their two-point lead atop the table.On the other hand, Real Madrid will welcome 18th-placed Eibar at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday. The game will be aired live on SuperSport 4 and SuperSport Select 4 at 6:30pm. Los Blancos will have to win at home to sustain their title bid against a team scrapping to keep their heads above water in the lower reaches of the log.The remaining team from the ‘big three’, Atletico Madrid, will also be in action on Sunday with a testing clash away to Athletic Bilbao at the San Mames Barria. The visitors will need a three-point haul to revive their push to finish in the top four and ensure they return to the UEFA Champions League next season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram