JackLNDN To Premiere New Project Honey Drizzle At Denver’s Knew Conscious With Skydyed

first_imgDenver is in for some serious late-night jams this weekend, as Fort Collins-based electronic rockers Skydyed are set to bring their progressive sounds and beats to Knew Conscious Collective this Saturday night, June 24th. Joining them will be disco house producer JackLNDN, who will be premiering his latest project, Honey Drizzle, with Lady and The Gentlemen guitarist Jarrod Guaderrama. The show starts at 11:45pm and goes into the early hours of the morning.Skydyed is no strangers to the Colorado faithful, as they have become a staple of the scene, delivering an amalgamation of sounds tied to their love of funk, rock, and jazz, with plenty of break-beats thrown in to keep a constant ebb and flow of energy to their setlists. The trio of Andrew Slattery (bass synths/bass guitar), Max Doucette (guitar/keys), and Craig Babineau (drums) knows exactly when to hit hard and when it’s time to reel things in ever so slightly.As the London-born JackLNDN tells Live For Live Music in a comment about his latest electro-funk project, “We’re stoked to be premiering Honey Drizzle at Knew Conscious. The show is all brand new music and performed live with keys, guitar and vocals. The music is bootyshaking funk mixed with some rock n’ roll and a splash of electronic. It’s going to be a party!”This is a members-only party, so you’ll need to be a member of Knew Conscious Collective to enter, although the gallery will be signing up new members at the door the night of (so don’t sweat it if you’re not a member yet). To pre-register for a membership, send an email to [email protected] and put MEMBERSHIP in the subject line, or sign-up online here.Admission to the show requires a $25 donation to the Knew Conscious Gallery for all members, and includes complimentary beverages and refreshments. This is a 21+ only show.For show details and additional information, check out the Facebook Event page here.last_img read more

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Visiting professor connects ethics and environment

first_imgSaint Mary’s hosted Willis Jenkins, associate professor of religion, ethics and environment from the University of Virginia, to present on current environmental concerns. The lecture, titled “After ‘Laudato si’’: Revisiting the Ecological Legacy of Thomas Aquinas,” focused on the relation between Thomas Aquinas’ theology on creation and salvation and Pope Francis’ second encyclical, “Laudato si’: On Care for Our Common Home.”Jenkins said in his talk he is approaching the topic as a non-Catholic.“I have long been a reader of Thomas, but I’m not a specialist,” Jenkins said. “I work primarily on religious dimensions of environmental ethics where indeed I’ve written about Thomas Aquinas in contemporary and environmental thought.”His goal of the lecture was to see how “Laudato si’” and Aquinas to work together to establish how humans should be living in society in order to better sustain the earth.“My point here is really not, especially a non-Catholic, to attempt to criticize St. Thomas or the current pope, but rather to sharpen the potential of something that they share which is a moral anthropology that is quite different from the prevailing way of being human in our society,” he said.“Laudato si’” calls for humans to live authentically. Jenkins defines this as resisting norms of exclusion and exploitation.“The contemporary views of humanity represented by encyclical tradition rooted as they are in medieval Christian theology area actually culpable for the environmental destruction,” he said. “I want to trace this idea of dominion from Thomas through the modern encyclicals in order to then consider how ‘Laudato si’’ tends to receive and transform that tradition.”Jenkins says environmentalists claim that Aquinas’ theology on creation is in line with the Catholic exploitation of dominion.“For many contemporary environmental thinkers, Thomas Aquinas represents exactly the traits responsible for an ecological crisis which is anthropocentrism and dominion,” he said.According to Jenkins, Aquinas wholly supports preserving both the dignity of humans and the dignity of other earthly creatures.“Creatures can’t be used in any what way,” Jenkins said. “Whatever kind of uses there are, they have to take place in this broader ecology of virtues.”According to Aquinas, humans could not know God without creatures because each creature reveals a certain perfection of God.“In so far as human dignity is realized through ecological relations, it is vulnerable to those relations and it is vulnerable to political violence,” he said. “Thomas would say humans need experiential knowledge of creatures to know God it might mean they have a right to have a right to have access to meaningful biodiversity.”However, Jenkins pointed out that past encyclicals have used the anthropocentric point of view that humans have ultimate domino over creatures.“The encyclicals are using dominion to establish universality of human dignity and that helps explain why members of this tradition do not get along well with politics that seem to privilege the humanity of some over others,” he said.Establishing human dignity in this way is dangerous, according to Jenkins, because it seems to show how separate humans are from their world.“By the light of some environmental criticism it appears that a consequence in this way of establishing human dignity is a view of human persons as utterly separate of their world,” he said. “That’s actually worse than anthropocentrism. It’s cultivating a moral anthropology in which humans experience themselves as radically different from other creatures.”Jenkins said that according to Pope John Paul II, we need equality in the dominion as well.“If everyone has an equal share in dominion, and earth really is for everyone, then it’s a violation of human dignity if lifestyle of the affluent exposes the vulnerable to great harm,” he said.People can avoid this inequality by living authentically as the encyclical suggests, Jenkins said.“Authentic humanity is in learning to use the world rightly, which entails refusing to regard it as an object to be used,” he said. “Environmental injustice is a central point to the encyclical and I think that in itself secures its status as groundbreaking. It establishes that the Church and humanity must generally hear the cry of the poor in climate change.”Tags: Aquinas, encyclical, environment, laudato si’last_img read more

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Freshman works with Oculus to create game

first_imgThomas volunteered at the sp[a]ce gallery during a show featuring a mixture of virtual and augmented reality in October 2017. His expertise in VR headsets led him to get involved in the gallery as an artist. The sp[a]ce gallery at Ayzenberg, an art nonprofit in Pasadena known for its VR pieces, will debut Thomas’ game in its robot-themed May 2019 exhibition. “The Progressors are the paintings and the Progressors are the people helping with the project,” D’Arleans said. “Skylar is … a visionary. I know that whatever he comes up with is going to be amazing. I trust his vision, 100 percent.” “[The game sprawls] a dystopian universe where you’re guided by this character called ‘LittleBot,’” Thomas said. “The health of the character is tied to the health of the world.” The Progressors, a traveling art show along the West Coast, will also showcase “LittleBot” in its exhibit in late spring. The show’s theme is “Art for Progress.” It will encompass paintings bookended by Thomas’ VR experience. Based on the user’s actions, LittleBot can replace the decrepit landscape around him with growing plants and trees. “The premise is that we are consuming more than we’re creating these days,” Thomas said. “It’s an interactive time lapse. As you scrub through, you see the world continually dying, if you go in one direction. Then, depending on the user’s actions, the world slowly revives, and so does the character.” “I drew comics and cartoons for so many years and so my 3-D style is really, inherently cartoonish, and everything is very colorful,” Thomas said. “He’s fantastic,” Sherman said. “He’s up for anything and has a lot of energy.  He’s really great with people and showing them the equipment.” The term “Progressor” applies to both the artworks and the creators involved in the movement. “You’re building worlds,” Thomas said. “3-D transforms to immersive environments and characters you can interact with and navigate your way through.” “[The game] was originally for augmented reality, but I realized it wasn’t really suited to that medium,” Thomas said. “I was building a world and it needed to be [immersive] and not on an iPhone.” center_img Iovine and Young Academy freshman Skylar Thomas realized that he wanted to channel his creative energy toward building interactive worlds and characters after designing his first virtual reality game for the 2016 Google Science Fair. Originally a two-dimensional illustrator, the young virtual reality developer and artist found that three-dimensional mediums can enhance viewers’ relationships with art by immersing them in a different reality. This semester, Thomas is working on his current project, “LittleBot,” in collaboration with Oculus VR, a prominent VR software and equipment company. “LittleBot’s” narrative concept features a robot character navigating a dying universe. Skylar Thomas, a freshman in the Iovine and Young Academy, created his game “LittleBot” with a narrative of the titular robot character navigating a dying universe. (Sinead Chang/Daily Trojan) “Skylar’s project is attached to this bigger project,” said Progressors member Isa D’Arleans. “The VR is about saving the planet. When I met Skylar … I was just fascinated by him and how bright he is. He is the perfect Progressor.” Thomas said he has been designing “LittleBot” for over a year, and he has changed the layout of the game many times throughout the creative process. Thomas said he looks to other professionals in the field of 2-D and 3-D illustration — like illustrator and animator Ash Thorp or graphic design firm DKNG Studios — for inspiration. Thomas said the Iovine and Young Academy honed his artistic skills and gave him not only the concrete tools and resources he needs to succeed in his endeavors but also a cohort of brilliant individuals to work with. Sherman said she loves working with Thomas because of his commitment to the craft. The gallery’s manager, Wendy Sherman, is currently working on a deal with Oculus VR to sponsor Thomas’ project, which will run through September 2019. “The Academy has been fantastic in that I’ve got to meet 26 of the coolest people that I’ve ever come in contact with,” Thomas said. “They’re an amazing collection of artists and coders and product developers. They’re all so different, and they have skills I don’t have.”last_img read more

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Women’s Basketball Rallies For 99-91 Win At North Dakota In Season Opener

first_imgSophomores Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) joined the senior duo in double figures. Rhine had 16 points and eight rebounds and Miller finished with 14 points including 12 second-half points. Senior Cortni Rush (Mason City, Iowa) sparked the Bulldogs off the bench with eight points. Full Schedule Roster Wendell led the Bulldogs in the opening quarter with 13 points as they led 21-17. She was an efficient 6-of-9 from the floor to extend her double-figures scoring streak to 79-straight games. Story Links at Creighton 11/17/2016 – 7 PM Next Game: The back-and-forth game between Drake (1-0) and North Dakota (0-1) featured nine lead changes and five ties. Each team’s largest lead came in the second quarter and was nine points. “We hit some big free throws, grabbed big rebounds and made some great defensive stops when we needed it,” Baranczyk said. “The game was a back-and-forth dogfight between two good teams.” North Dakota outscored Drake, 26-21, in the second quarter to take a 47-42 lead at halftime. Wendell scored a game-high 19 points in the first two quarters. Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES Jays Video Listen Live Watch Live GRAND FORKS, N.D. – The Drake University women’s basketball team rallied for a 99-91 win at North Dakota Friday, Nov. 11 to start the 2016-17 regular season.center_img Preview PDF Box Score North Dakota led 71-69 after the first three quarters of play, but at the start of the fourth quarter Rhine converted a three-point play and Wendell drilled a three-pointer to swing the lead back in Drake’s favor at 75-71. The Fighting Hawks answered with a 7-0 run, but Miller came through with a clutch three to stop the run and pull the Bulldogs to within 80-78. The teams traded baskets before North Dakota claimed a five-point lead at 86-81 with just over four minutes left in the game. However, it was the final time the Fighting Hawks led as the Bulldogs roared back with a 14-0 scoring run to seize the game and complete the comeback. During the final scoring run, Drake held North Dakota scoreless for nearly four minutes. “The players made big plays,” said Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “Nicole showed great confidence, stepped up made big shots and made key defensive stops. Lizzy and Caitlin stepped up. Lizzy not just scoring the basketball, but she grabbed some big rebounds especially late. Caitlin continues to do such great things, scoring 13 points and handing out 13 assists.” Drake travels to Omaha, Neb., Nov. 17 to face former MVC-rival Creighton. Tipoff against the Bluejays is set for 7 p.m. Drake shot 52.4 percent from the floor (33-of-63) and 81.8 percent from the free throw line (27-of-33). Freshman Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) scored seven points in her debut. Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a game-high 34 points on 14-of-23 shooting and just missed a double-double with nine boards. Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 13 assists.  Print Friendly Version HTML Box Score last_img read more

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What did Kevin Durant and LeBron James discuss?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceLOS ANGELES – The time technically called for both the Warriors and Lakers to huddle among themselves. But as the end of a second-quarter timeout approached, the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and Lakers’ LeBron James considered that a good time to catch up.Naturally, the TNT cameramen focused their lenses on Durant and James. Naturally, Durant and James covered their mouths since they knew that millions of lip …last_img read more

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Brown’s agent seeks ‘permanent solution’ to helmet issue

first_imgThe agent for wayward wide receiver Antonio Brown said Monday morning on ESPN he is working with Raiders general manager Mike Mayock for a “permanent solution” to the helmet issue which has his client out of training camp.“I’ve talked to Mike multiple times (Sunday). We are on the same page, we are working together,” Drew Rosenhaus said Monday morning on ESPN’s Get Up. “We’re trying to iron this out so everything can go smoothly the rest of the season. We’re looking for a permanent …last_img read more

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The Science of Thanksgiving

first_imgShould science tread into areas of virtue?  Here’s how a science news entry begins: “Rather than rolling your eyes when it’s your turn to bow your head and give thanks, try being grateful. The result just might be good for you. From boosting your mood to improving your relationships, research shows that being thankful is good for your health.”Right off the bat, an unusual article on Live Science assumes most people will roll their eyes at a thanksgiving prayer (meaning, this is stupid).  That reveals a strong reporter bias.  But then, the editors at Live Science assume science can turn a virtue into a self-serving goal: improving one’s own health.  If you pretend to be thankful just to improve your own health, are you really being thankful?Live Science is only echoing what Steve Toepfer of Kent State University thinks about the pragmatic benefits of gratitude.  The self-serving end of his prescription is clear in the if-then statement: “If you are looking to increase your well-being through intentional activities, take 15 minutes three times over three weeks and write letters of gratitude to someone,” he said.  But even if this activity results in measurable improvements in health and happiness by a scientist, it still begs the question of whether it is really thankfulness.  And what if the opening paragraph really advised praying thankfully instead of rolling one’s eyes at the blessing before the feast?Suggested prayer for the secular self-serving follower of Toepfer: “Dear whatever is out there, I know you don’t exist, and this activity is dumb, but a scientist says it is good for my health, so I’m going to pretend to be thankful just to improve my well-being.  So thank me, thank me, thank me, I really appreciate me.”Suggested letter for the same: “Dear grandma, I really care about me, so I’m doing this exercise for my benefit.  Dr. Toepfer, a scientist at Kent State, said my gratitude letter can’t be trivial, so I’m trying real hard to be honest here, but honestly, I can’t think of anything I’m thankful for except myself.  Sorry to take up your time, but I’ll let you know if this 15-minute-a-week plan makes me feel better.”Being thankful means getting your mind off yourself.  Don’t let a scientist trick you with vain words.  True thankfulness can only come from a heart that acknowledges its Creator.  The reason God is angry is that his creatures do not acknowledge Him as God, and are not thankful (Romans 1:21).  So to even start being thankful, you have to acknowledge your Maker as God.  If you haven’t yet done that, Thanksgiving Day is a great time to enter the narrow gate.  Drop your selfish baggage, admit your sin, acknowledge your Creator, and accept the sacrifice of his Son on the cross for your guilt.  Once you appreciate the depth of love your God has displayed for you (Romans 5:1-11), it’s guaranteed to make you thankful (2 Cor 9:15).  Any joy you will feel in your own heart, and any improvements to your health and well-being, will be mere by-products of a far greater goal: blessing God and others by your real, true, thankfulness.(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Almost 50-million South Africans

first_img21 July 2010South Africa’s population has increased by about 530 000 to 49.99-million people since last year, Statistics SA estimates, with 51% being female and 31% not older than 15.Statistics South Africa’s latest mid-year estimates are up from last year’s updated figure of 49.46-million people.Black Africans, at 39.68-million, constitute more than 79% of the total South African population, while white people number 4.58-million, followed by coloured people at 4.42-million. South Africa’s Indian/Asian population stands at 1.3-million.Of the provinces, Gauteng continues to have the largest share of the country’s population, at 11.19-million (22.4%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 21.3%. The Northern Cape, remains the province with the smallest amount of people.Nearly 31% of the population is aged younger than 15, with approximately 7.6% aged 60 years and older. Of those younger than 15, about 23% live in KwaZulu-Natal and 19.3% in Gauteng.Regarding migration patterns, estimates show that from 2006 to 2011 approximately 211 600 people will have migrated from the Eastern Cape, while the Limpopo province will have experienced a net out migration of 140 000 people.While these provinces lose people, Gauteng and the Western Cape will have received an estimated inflow of about 364 400 and 94 600 migrants respectively during the same period.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Like Google Wave for Developers: Real-Time, Collaborative Code Editing

first_imgPricing is competitive and ranges from free to $40 per month for teams of up to 5 users, with additional user support available for $7 per user per month. And the first month is free for everyone on a trial basis.Squad supports a variety of languages, including HTML, CSS, Javascript, PHP, Python, SPARQL, Lua and XML. Squad works great as an HTML editor, a PHP editor or a plain text editor.The startup also plans to add a Ruby syntax mode, enhanced search and replace functions; an offline sharing mode; a show/hide feature on the collaboration panel; and project handling functions.It looks like a great, exciting product, and we look forward to reading users’ reviews and seeing what else Trotzke and the Squad team come up with. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Our startup-minded readers may remember Mike Trotzke, our good friend who, with a little help from his good friends Marc Guyer and Brad Wisler, founded a startup incubator called SproutBox earlier this year.One of the latest sprouts to emerge from the box is Squad, Trotzke’s gift to developers everywhere – and we mean everywhere! This web-based environment allows distributed teams to collaborate in real time, opening, editing and sharing code from anywhere with an Internet connection.It’s also beautifully portable — meaning you can work on projects from any location, whether it’s your home computer, your laptop, your mom’s vaccum tube-era model — any device with a browser can be your portal.And because it’s collaborative, it’s great for conducting code reviews or paired programming. And it’s a perfect platform for noobs and the poor suckers who have to train them. It’s even got a built in chat module so you can discuss changes as they’re made.Parts of this app dimly reminded us of Lowdown, a plain-text collaboration tool for developers to communicate to designers and managers, and even more so of How’s My Code, a resource for distributed teams to conduct code reviews and keep all the coders for a project on the same page. But those apps were relatively lightweight contraptions slapped together for the Rails Rumble a couple months ago. Trotzke offers a product of a different caliber altogether.He wrote to us, “It has a unique approach to realtime interaction that even non-developer types would find interest in.“Users follow each others actions (tab switching, scrolling, etc.) and then see each character they type. You kind of need to try it out to get the feel, but it’s pretty sexy for instructional or code review use cases.”Sounds sexy indeed! Like a developers-only, less-crowded, actually useful version of Google Wave.Check out the screenshots: jolie odell Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Real-Time Web#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Delhiites give CWG a miss for Singapore

first_imgThe promised surge in the number of international travellers may not have happened as promised by the government and industry groups, but Delhi’s denizens appear to have been overcome by wanderlust. And the travel industry is laughing all the way to the bank because the outbound business has more than made up for loss of international business.”We were hoping to welcome international tourists but the situation turned around,” Deepak Narula, CEO, Aman Travels, said.”We had never expected the boom in outbound business during September- October. Compared to last year, outbound bookings this October went up by 125 per cent,” Narula added.Echoing the sentiment, Rajinder Rai, president of the Travel Agents Association of India ( TAAI), said that contrary to the government’s projection of 100,000 international tourists checking in during the Commonwealth Games (CWG), ” just 10,000″ have shown up. ” We were let down by international tourists,” Rai said, ” but Delhiites ensured we’ve a third holiday season – the CWG – this year.” Rai said the travel trade had expected a few people to use this opportunity to take a break, but the fear of traffic snarls coupled with schools and colleges being shut have spurred Delhites to head out. And their favourite destination this season is Singapore.Data provided by TAAI indicate that two new casinos – Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa – and the perennially attractive amusement parks have combined to ensure Singapore’s popularity this season.Marina Bay Sands, priced $ 5.9 billion (Rs 26,000 crore), is the world’s second most expensive casino after the MGM Mirage City Center in Las Vegas.advertisementNarula confirms this trend. ” My Singapore- based operator thanked me and said that because of the Games he was doing great business,” Narula said, adding that the travel trade was quick to sense a business opportunity and roll out weekend packages.”The extended school vacation has provided Delhiites with an opportunity to plan overseas breaks,” said Atul Dhir, director of Prakhar Travels. Besides, they sold more than 100 Thailand packages to high- end clients.”The Games did give us a reason to smile, but we have Delhiites to thank for that,” he added.School holidays have spurred domestic tourism We were hoping to welcome foreign tourists but the situation turned around.We had never expected the boom in outbound business during Sept- Oct.last_img read more

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