The Fox Theatre Announces Month-Long 25th Anniversary Celebration, Starting With The Motet

first_imgBoulder, CO’s The Fox Theatre is getting set to rollout a full month’s worth of incredible shows in March to celebrate the venue’s 25th anniversary. The first of those shows to be announced will be hometown funk heroes The Motet on Friday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day). Earlier today, The Motet also announced a headlining show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 2nd with Jurassic 5 and The California Honeydrops.Tickets for The Fox show go on-sale this Friday, December 16th at 10AM MDT via The Fox Theatre website. Special 2-day passes for the March show and Red Rocks performance will also be made available.The Motet @ Red Rocks – 7/22/2016 – “The Truth”:last_img read more

QPR display ‘wasn’t really good enough’ – Chery

first_imgTjaronn Chery conceded QPR were below-par in their pre-season defeat to Groningen – but promised fans they would see improved performances as the new campaign nears.Rangers lost 3-1 to Chery’s former club on Monday in the final match of their trip to the Netherlands, with Jay Emanuel-Thomas netting.And Chery told the club’s official website there were flaws to iron out when the R’s return home and play matches against Northampton, Wycombe, Burton and Watford.“The [Groningen] game itself wasn’t really good enough from us,” the midfielder admitted.“We have to be better than this, and that’s what we will work to do when we have our friendly matches in England.“It has been good for us to have these matches against the Dutch teams, because they are strong sides.“Groningen are a very good team, really good – and I told the boys this before the match. They showed against us how good they are.”Chery completed 45 minutes against Groningen, having played the full game against PSV Eindhoven three days earlier, and he was pleased to have come through the matches unscathed.He said: “It has been a physical test, but it gives me a good feeling to play so many minutes already in pre-season.“I just want the new season to start now. I cannot wait.“I feel the respect of the manager and my team-mates, and I want to pay them back for that with goals and by playing well.”See also:A step in the right direction – how QPR’s 2015-16 signings faredJET scores twice as QPR win opening friendlyNew signings feature as QPR beat PSVThe QPR youngsters trying to make their mark during pre-seasonQPR beaten by FC Groningen in final Dutch friendlyFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Jazz, 108, Warriors, 103: Warriors offense disappears in loss to Utah

first_imgSALT LAKE CITY – If only Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala or Alfonzo McKinnie made late-game 3-pointers. If only the ball did not go off of Curry’s hands on the Warriors’ final possession. If only officials did not incorrectly call a foul on Klay Thompson when Utah guard Donovan Mitchell fell to the floor on a missed 3-pointer.Not only would the Warriors likely have avoided a 108-103 loss to the Utah Jazz on Wednesday. Perhaps the Warriors would not have a philosophical discussion …last_img read more

Watch: Ex-Warrior JaVale McGee in hilarious battle with insect

first_imgGo ahead and laugh at JaVale McGee. Call him what you must. He really doesn’t care. All he knows is he somehow managed to get away from “the biggest flying insect I’ve ever seen!”The one-time Warrior and current Lakers center isn’t too proud to admit he was so scared by a bug he encountered in his driveway that he sprinted away while consumed with fear.And he shamelessly provided the video proof for us on his Instagram account.last_img

Nature Reports Armitage Discrimination Case

first_img(Visited 262 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The leading scientific journal has reported Mark Armitage’s lawsuit against California State University for firing him as a creationist.In a fairly unbiased write-up, Christopher Kemp in Nature News has given publicity to a discrimination case involving microscopist Mark Armitage, an outspoken creationist (he serves on the board of the Creation Research Society, and has presided over a local creation group, the Bible-Science Association).  Armitage, standing bold in a photograph at the article’s head, is suing California State University, Northridge (CSUN) for firing him over his publication of a paper with young-earth implications in a peer-reviewed journal, even though the journal paper said nothing about creation or the age of the earth.  His paper, published in Acta Histochemica last year, described soft tissue in a Triceratops horn he had uncovered in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana.  It was reviewed by Mary Schweitzer and others.  The article states that Schweitzer, who had first reported dinosaur soft tissue in 2005, agreed that Armitage had only described the morphology of the fossil, not any creationist arguments.  “It was fine,” she was quoted saying.Kemp made a passing reference to David Coppedge’s discrimination case against JPL (2011-2012):The suit alleges that faculty members hostile to Armitage had him fired because they could not stand working with a creationist who had been published in a legitimate scientific journal. He and his attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute, a conservative legal organization based in Sacramento, California, that focuses on religious and family issues, have repeatedly made that claim in the press. But specialists in US labour law suggest that his claim of religious intolerance might have difficulty standing up if the case goes to trial.In recent years, a schoolteacher, academic and NASA employee who were creationists have claimed that they were fired unjustly for their religious beliefs. (None were reinstated.) But what makes this case different is that Armitage managed to survive for years in a mainstream academic institution and to publish research in a respected peer-reviewed journal.There’s an error there, because Coppedge also “managed to survive for years” (14 years—longer than Armitage at CSUN—and 9 of those years as a team lead) “in a mainstream academic institution” (JPL is a NASA research and development laboratory managed by Caltech).The article is titled, “University sued after firing creationist fossil hunter.”  The subtitle adds, for unclear reasons, “Microscopist’s wrongful-dismissal case faces long odds.”  Perhaps it’s because some felt Armitage’s position was “temporary,” yet the timing of his dismissal two weeks after publishing his paper seems suspect.  Perhaps it’s because he engaged students and co-workers in discussions about the implications of soft tissue in dinosaur bone.  According to Kemp, that could be grounds for dismissal in an academic environment:In terms of getting his job back, those conversations might be Armitage’s undoing. US anti-discrimination laws require employers to reasonably accommodate an employee’s beliefs or religious practices, unless doing so would cause ‘undue hardship’ to the employer, says Justine Lisser, a spokesperson for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.If Armitage made his living bending metal in a machine shop, an employer would find it difficult to show how his views caused undue hardship, she says. But in an academic setting, telling biology or palaeontology students that life began only a few thousand years ago more clearly undermines the institution’s goals. “It would be an easier showing of undue hardship,” says Lisser, “because it’s more related to the essence of what the person is doing.”Yet Coppedge was in a similar situation, running computer administration for the Cassini mission, not publishing scientific papers.  Armitage worked primarily as a microscopist at the lab; what he researched and published was on his own time outside of work.  His discussions apparently involved observable facts about fossil tissue, not religion.  Like Coppedge, Armitage was engaging co-workers and students informally, not in scientific conferences or as a professor.  Anyone was free at any time to ask not to discuss such things.Will Armitage and the Pacific Justice Institute be able to show that his free speech was violated, and did not create any kind of “hardship” at the university?  Will CSUN’s lawyers be able to defend old ages and Darwinism as “the institution’s goals” that cannot be questioned?  Time will tell.The phrase “managed to survive” is telling.  Nature and its reporter Christopher Kemp seem dumbfloundered that any Darwin doubter could survive so long in academia.  They should see survival as a sign of fitness, shouldn’t they?  Their opponents see their persecutors as too weak on sound arguments to have a reasoned discussion about the evidence, leading them to commit purges of their ranks in order to avoid the trauma of having their consensus dogmas questioned.We wish Mark the best fortune in this attempt, but cannot feel confident that the legal system will give him justice, considering how intolerant and bigoted the DODO‘s are with their DOPE rule.  They have succeeded once again in positioning this as a science-vs-religion case, when it is really about observable scientific facts: stretchy tissue in bone the DODO’s believe must be over 65 million years old.  One’s religious positions should not matter if the facts are peer-reviewed and reported according to normal academic standards.  Such discrimination was never experienced by Faraday, Newton, Maxwell, and the others in our list of creationist scientists.This is why Darwinists are like communists.  They scream for “academic freedom” and “tolerance” until they get power, then they deny it to everyone else.  Given what your Editor went through at JPL, I don’t trust any of them.  In my case, it was not about creationism even, but intelligent design.  Anything short of DODO is persecuted in academia, but young-earth creationism is especially targeted.  Mark faces an uphill battle; most likely, they will try to destroy his character like they tried to do with me.  One day, a case may break the back of the DODOs and expose them for the insufferable bigots they are.  If Mark wins, it will provide partial vindication for the others who tried to “tear down this wall” before him.last_img read more

4 Cinematography Tips for Filming During Magic Hour

first_imgWhile filming at dusk may look beautiful, it can quickly become problematic. Follow these tips to get the most out of “magic hour.”Cover image via Shutterstock.If you’re not familiar with the term, “magic hour” in film and video production, it is the period just before sunrise or just after sunset when the sun is not visible, yet its light is diffused evenly. In the world of cinematography, magic hour filming creates a “magical” effect that makes it easy to light subjects evenly and quite beautifully.As you can see below, while it may be popular now with directors like Terrence Malick, it has provided gorgeous backdrops throughout film history.If you’re looking to make the most of magic hour cinematography in your films and videos, here are four important tips to keep in mind to maximize your production experiences.Time ConstraintsImage via Shutterstock.To begin with, the most obvious aspect of filming during magic hour you need to know about it is the time constraints. Let’s also use this opportunity to distinguish between magic hour and “golden hour,” which are not one in the same. Golden hour, which is more predominantly associated with photography, is the time shortly after sunrise or before sunset when the sun appears redder and softer while still in the sky. While it’s similar, it’s not the true magic hour effect becase it still casts shadows and creates bright colors in red and yellow. Magic hour lacks the sun completely and diffuses its signature soft hues.True magic hour only lasts about 25 minutes, making it a bit of a misnomer and severely limiting your production capabilities if you aren’t set up and prepared to continuously shoot for every second. Thankfully, technology and cinematography-friendly inventors have created some helpful resources for finding exact times.Color TempImage via Shutterstock.It’s also important to keep tabs on your color temperature and white balance when shooting during magic hour because while the light seems even, it is actually changing quite rapidly. You also want your camera to embrace the blue tones, rather than fight them, so try to adjust nominally. If you’re shooting with a camera with built-in presets, the cloudy setting may be your best bet (which is around 6000k).ISO ChallengesImage via Shutterstock.By the same token, if you’re shooting auto, you may find yourself at a disadvantage during magic hour if you let your camera slip into an ISO that’s too high. Again, you want to embrace all of magic hour’s majesty, which means working with the darker aspects that may look a little more overcast. If you’re pushing your camera well above its native ISO in magic hour, you’re cheating yourself of its natural beauty.LightingImage via Shutterstock.Even without direct sunlight, shadows can still play a role in magic hour filming. This is obviously (and doubly) true for golden hour filming when the light is angled and bright, but magic hour’s clean dissipation should eliminate major shadowing — yet it still works the way you would expect backlighting to. As the light spreads evenly across the sky, it may darken aspects of your subject that aren’t facing upward enough to catch the illumination. Working in an environment where light can bounce more freely (or even using bounce boards yourself) can help you can spread the magic hour lighting on your subject.If you’re looking for some resources on utilizing magic hour filming in your productions, check out some of these articles.Understanding Golden Hour, Blue Hour and TwilightsThe Rise of Natural LightFilming in Golden Hour — DSLR Cinematography TipsThe 5 Worst Mistakes To Make When Shooting In Golden HourHow to Get That Terrence Malick Look in Your Next Filmlast_img read more