Illuminating Lasers

20 Mar 19
Market Discovery

The report analyzes and presents an overview of “Motorcycle Lighting Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027” worldwide. Global Motorcycle Lighting Market: Overview New avenues in the motorcycle lighting market are a result of ceaseless advances in lighting technologies that ensure the safety of riders. An assortment of new technologies made its advent […]

19 Mar 19
Games Blog

Back in January, we informed you about a mod for Quake 2 that added real-time ray tracing effects. Created by former NVIDIA intern Christoph Schied, a Ph.D. student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Q2VKPT was the first playable game that is entirely raytraced and efficiently simulates fully dynamic lighting in real-time. And […]

19 Mar 19
John Smelley

Back in January, we informed you about a mod for Quake 2 that added real-time ray tracing effects. Created by former NVIDIA intern Christoph Schied, a Ph.D. student at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, Q2VKPT was the first playable game that is entirely raytraced and efficiently simulates fully dynamic lighting in real-time. And […]

18 Mar 19

Part two of the coursework brief is making a website to go with the music video. This would act as the official website of my fictional dance artist. This means that I have to plan out how to design my website and how to brand it. But what would the name be? I started brainstorming […]

18 Mar 19
Twin Cities
If you’ve seen any of a number of teen-drama flicks from the last couple of decades, the basic storyline and the overarching thrust of “School Girls, or, The African Mean Girls Play” will be familiar: Groups of teenage girls, vying for popularity and position while masking their own vulnerability, have a laser-like ability to be unspeakably cruel, often with devastating results. But playwright Jocelyn Bioh takes the familiar trope and gives it a spin in a raucous and illuminating script that coats its serious message about colorism — a typically intra-race prejudice in favor of lighter skin hues — in several spoonfuls of comic sugar. “School Girls” takes place in a high school in West Africa during the mid-1980s (thanks, sound designer Katharine Horowitz, for the Salt-N-Pepa-fueled flashback). Queen bee Paulina runs her top-tier clique with the ruthless efficiency of a mob boss. She’s got her sights set on being the next Miss Ghana, a ladder-rung on the path to fame, fortune and worldwide recognition as the next “Miss Global Universe.” Nothing will stand in her way, until new girl Ericka lands at the school. She’s lived in America. She’s up on all the fashion and trends. She’s got all the latest products. And her light complexion provides a contrast to (and to a Miss Global Universe recruiter, an advantage over) her darker-skinned classmates. From the “you can’t make this up” department, the story has its roots in reality: In the program, playwright Bioh references the 2011 Miss Universe pageant, in which Ghana put forth an American-born, biracial woman raised in Minnesota. Bioh’s script deftly captures the ubiquitous mean-girl vibe (“Think for myself?” one of the characters asks when her sheep-like allegiance to Paulina is questioned, “Why would I do that?”). She also keenly articulates the particulars and specifics of her story (When the exotic newbie first appears at the school, one of her classmates plays her hand, shameless and awestruck, through the soft ringlets of Ericka’s hair). At just 75 minutes, the story feels truncated: Paulina and Ericka have a semi-resolving heart-to-heart about struggling to belong once they put away their rhetorical daggers, but as the play ends it feels like there’s one more lingering conversation the audience should hear. [related_articles location=”right” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] Sha Cage’s direction is at once propulsive, poignant and joyful. She has her characters squealing over Bobby Brown one minute and cowering under Paulina’s invective the next. Her eight-member cast features some stage veterans: Ivory Doublette’s school headmistresses is a deft blend of velvet and steel. Hope Cervantes — who plays Miss Ghana 1966 — is smugly superior, with a sense of unscrupulous practicality that would make Machiavelli blush. But “School Girls” rides on young, promising talent: Ashe Jaafaru, a recent Hamline University theater grad, has a preternatural stage presence. As Paulina, she’s perfectly willing to comically chew the scenery when necessary, but can turn nasty — or vulnerable — at highway speed. Eponine Diatta, who’s still a high schooler, doesn’t bring quite the same level of seasoned surety to her performance as Ericka. But she’s a risk-taker … any teen willing to blare out an oversize version of Whitney Houston’s “The Greatest Love of All” and fearlessly take on what must be a close-to-the-bone speech about being biracial is clearly developing some chops. With the remount of “The Wolves” and this production of “Mean Girls,” the Jungle is dipping more than a toe into the teen-female experience this season. Good for them. And good for us. “School Girls, or, The African Mean Girls Play” When: Through April 14 Where: Jungle Theater, 2951 Lyndale Ave., Minneapolis Tickets: $50-$35 Information: 612-822-7063 or jungletheater.com Capsule: A familiar story spun anew.
16 Mar 19
WDW News Today

Welcome to the Weekly Walt Disney World Maintenance Report. In this weekly report, the goal is to create a comprehensive list of broken effects, damaged props, and more at the Walt Disney World Resort in the hopes they will be repaired, or at the very least just track how long it takes for Disney to […]

15 Mar 19
Physical Education in Public Schools

This week I am discussing private sector policy advancements related to physical education. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Scott Turner last week and our conversation proved to be extremely illuminating when it comes to understanding the full scope of what it takes to advance physical activity and physical education in Arizona […]

15 Mar 19
raytodd.blog

15th March 2019 VENEZUELA SANCTIONS: OFAC EXTENDS EXPIRATION DATE OF GENERAL LICENSE RELATED TO PDVH AND CITGO On 14th March, OFAC announced that it had extended General License 7A for transactions involving US refiners PDV Holding, Inc (PDVH) and CITGO Holding Inc so that it now expires 18 months from 14th March. https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm628 https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Documents/venezuela_gl7a.pdf US: […]

15 Mar 19
Marquis Who's Who Top Engineers

Robert Willard, former senior engineer for B.E. Meyers & Co., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in device development.

14 Mar 19
Travel, Beauty, Lifestyle

Welcome to another month’s edition of product empties, where I review five products I’ve used up, plus others I am decluttering. I’ve really enjoyed using some of these products, and others I won’t purchase again. Without further a due, here are this month’s five empties: 1- Clinique repair laser focus   This is one of […]

12 Mar 19
FILMOTOMY

Memories of the cinema are something to be cherished. Some more than others, of course. And in different ways. Booms and bangs that have you euphorically jumping in your seat. A five-star masterpiece that stays in your heart for all time. A hilarious caper that had you snorting out your popcorn. Drifting off into those […]

12 Mar 19
Archy news nety

Ikelite has released a new case for Sony α6400, the latest addition to the Japanese company's mirrorless camera range with APS-C size sensors. Sitting under the α6500 of the Sony α6000 series, the α6400 shares the main specifications with α6300-24.2 megapixels, 4K UHD 30 pe Full HD 120 p, continuous shots at 11 fps, but […]

10 Mar 19
The First Defender

Brian Williams, First Defense LLC. In the dark about which one to choose? Hopefully we can shed some light on the subject.Approximately 60 to 80% of all shooting incidents occur in low to no light situations, making lighting a high priority in your self defense solution. The tactical flashlight industry has made leaps and bounds […]

09 Mar 19
IndiePulse Music Magazine

London music group Revolvers from England and their new single ‘True Love’ was produced by George Apsion of Kore Studios, who has worked with many high-profile musicians.