A Director’s Perspective on Making Virtual Theatre

We committed ourselves to the project with our time, finances, and creativity.

BWW Blog: A Director's Perspective on Making Virtual Theatre
Audrey Myers directed Amy Ethington
in a one-woman production
in which Amy played six different puppets,
including Bernice the Butterfly.

Sometime back in May, I found myself in a time of grieving for the loss of opportunities. With each week that passed, it seemed that the likelihood of things “returning to normal” for the fall semester was slim. I’m a planner, and I knew that I needed to be directing throughout college in order to achieve my post-graduation goals. Instead of depending on my college to give me a directing opportunity in the midst of the pandemic, I decided to create my own. I asked a fellow Theatre for Youth major, Amy Ethington, to take this creative journey along with me. We committed ourselves to the project with our time, finances, and creativity. The informal project began in

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OSFI launches consultation on technology risks in the financial sector

OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 15, 2020 /CNW/ – Today the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) launched a three-month consultation with the publication of a discussion paper, Developing financial sector resilience in a digital world.  The paper focuses on risks arising from rapid technological advancement and digitalization, as these trends impact the stability of the Canadian financial sector.   

This consultation supports OSFI’s strategic objective to ensure that federally-regulated financial institutions and pension plans are better prepared to identify and develop resilience to non-financial risks before they negatively affect their financial condition. While technology is a key enabler for financial institutions and financial consumers, its widespread use and rapid adoption can pose risks in many different areas of the business if not properly understood and managed.

Understanding the financial sector’s use of technology and how technology risks are managed is central to this consultation. OSFI’s discussion paper focuses on

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Leisure Expert Group launches brand new website

Leisure Expert Group, a leading experience design company, has launched a new website, reflecting a recent company redesign.

Leisure Expert Group is pleased to present its new website, following its recent company restyling which reflects the diversity within the company and its clients. The Amsterdam-based Leisure Expert Group has been broadening its client base in recent years, with many more projects outside the theme and amusement park sector.

For instance, it began collaborating with Insomniac Events on the EDC festival in 2014 and has also designed the ‘This is Holland’ tourist attraction as a brand experience and created a dinner show restaurant onboard the AIDAnova cruise ship.

Reflecting a diverse industry

“As the leisure industry is such an amazing and diverse industry, we wanted to create a new brand and website to reflect our experience design expertise in the various facilities and venues in leisure”, says Chief Creative Officer (CEO)

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Gov’t mulls allowing students to go to computer shops for online learning

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 7) — The government is set to discuss a proposal to allow students inside computer shops, as many of them have no access to internet devices or connection to comply with school requirements for online learning.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, vice chairman of the National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19, will raise this proposal in the next meeting of the Inter-Agency Task Force  on the Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID), according to Joint Task Force (JTF) COVID Shield commander Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday.

Current IATF guidelines ban minors from entering internet shops as a preventive measure against COVID-19.

However, with face-to-face classes out of the window due to the pandemic, a number of students have been struggling to adapt to distance learning, which in some instances require gadgets and internet connection.

“We feel and understand the concerns of both the students and the

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2020 All New Mahindra Thar accessories list leaked ahead of launch

The new Mahindra Thar will be launched in the country later this week. Ahead of its price announcement, the accessories list of the model has been leaked on the web. The next-gen Thar will be offered with a range of regular accessories as well as adventure accessories.



a truck that is driving down the road: 2020 All New Mahindra Thar accessories list leaked ahead of launch


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2020 All New Mahindra Thar accessories list leaked ahead of launch

As seen in the leaked images, the regular range of accessories for the 2020 Mahindra Thar will include a style kit, claddings, chrome kit, chrome appliques, footsteps, body decals, alloy wheels, wheel covers, front DRLs, and front fog lights. The model can be kitted with other accessories like seat covers, steering cover, floor mats, lamination mats, magnetic sunshades, speaker upgrades, amplifier and subwoofer pack, roof speaker mounting kit for the second row, body covers, scuff plates, remote lock key, as well as front and rear mud protectors.

The all-new

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How to Mirror an iPhone to a PC or Laptop

Screen mirroring and screencasting were introduced years ago, and they are still very relevant today. These display methods have replaced projectors in boardrooms and classes. People also use these for personal purposes, of course. Want to watch online clips with your friends? Searching for them and playing them is much simpler when you have a phone at the palm of your hand than using a smart TV remote.

An iPhone/iPad screen can be mirrored to macOS devices, Chromebooks, Windows 10 PCs and laptops, and most Smart TVs. But the setup process is rarely identical.

A Quick Note

There is one thing to take note of here. Mirroring your iOS screen onto another device is not as straightforward as you might think. This is mainly because iOS devices do not come with a dedicated screen mirroring app. That is okay, Android devices do not come with one either.

So, you are

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Google, Oracle Face Off in Supreme Court in Largest Software Development Case Ever

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Alphabet’s Google and

Oracle

took their decadelong, multibillion-dollar copyright case to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, each arguing the future of innovation hinges on its outcome.

The highly technical case centers on how

Google

(ticker: GOOGL) used code to create its popular Android mobile operating system. Oracle (ORCL) claims Google stole 11,500 lines of code originally written by Sun Microsystems for its Java application programming interface. Oracle acquired Sun in 2010 and filed suit shortly thereafter.

Google counters the code is not subject to copyright protection under the Copyright Act’s exception for fair use.

The intricacies and nuance of the dispute prompted a flurry of questions from the eight justices, many of which attempted to clarify the case and its impact on software development and coding. “The fear is that the sky will fall if you lose,” Associate Justice Brett

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Renovated Manchester Home On 6.69 Acres, For $525,000

MANCHESTER, NJ — Privacy without a budget-busting price tag: That’s what you’ll fined with this home sitting on 6.69 acres in Manchester, according to our partners at Realtor.com.

This three-bedroom home at 3204 Wilbur Ave. in Manchester has an asking price of $525,000.

Features: Beautiful, secluded, and private energy-efficient three-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home, recently renovated, on 6.69 acres. Oversized master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Three seasons room (conservatory). Commercial construction with steel girders and metal roof. New oversized gutters and downpipes with leaf guard. Recently painted exterior stucco. Custom Anderson floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room and master and second bedrooms. Central air conditioning and vacuuming systems. Speakers and wiring for sound in all rooms, garage, and patio. Passive solar. Stained concrete floors with zoned radiant heat. Open plan design with upgraded appliances and new granite countertops in the kitchen. Built-in entertainment system in the living room and

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How Kane Communications Group’s James Burnett finds peace during WFH

Where is your home office these days?

Whenever the weather  permits an al fresco experience, James Burnett, director of public relations for Kane Communications Group,  enjoys working in his quiet backyard.

Burnett shared with us for our Day in the Life series on facing the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, staying connected to work colleagues and more.

Here’s what he had to say:

1. How much coffee do you drink during a day?

Burnett: Depends on whether I’m on an intermittent fasting cycle. If so, no coffee. If not, 2-3 cups.

 

2. Who is the most important person you talk to every day?

Burnett: Myself.

3. How much of your day is spent on Zoom calls?

Burnett: In the age of COVID-19, 2-4 hours.

4. What’s a tool you couldn’t live without right now?

Burnett: My iPhone.

5. What’s been the biggest change you’ve faced since the pandemic started?

Burnett:

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