Thuto is the third studio album by South African recording artist and record producer Cassper Nyovest. A follow-up to his 2015 album Refiloe, Thuto was released on 5 May 2017 by his imprint Family Tree Records with support from Bridge Entertainment. Much like his previous two albums, Thuto attained platinum status. Cassper Nyovest described the project "his best work yet", claimed the album reached gold status on the first day of its release. Upon the revealing of the tracklist, he revealed on the photo and video-sharing website Instagram that he named the album "Thuto" in dedication to his elder sister Thuto Phoolo, whose birthday coincided with the album's release date; the album was supported by the single "Tito Mboweni", features vocal guest appearances from Tsepo Tshola, Black Thought, Nadia Nakai, Tshego and Riky Rick. Its production was handled by Alie Keyz, Gobbla, DJ Abza, Fenesse and Zero. On 7 May 2017, he hosted the official CD launch at the Zone 6 Venue with notable artists present including Kwesta, Naak Musiq, Kid X, DJ Switch, K.
O, DJ Vigilante and DJ Dimplez. Thuto was released to widespread acclaim from online outlets. Respected Nigerian music critic Joey Akan of Pulse Nigeria described the album as "a celebration of that power, the offering of new music" and argues that the "album shows all the sides of Cassper Nyovest as South Africa’s leading Hip hop voice". In the same vein, The Star's Davies Ndolo gave the album 3.5/5, writing "Cassper continues to grow into one of the deepest figures in modern hip hop and "Thuto" is the evidence of this. We can only hope his music will continue to make a significant mark in the industry". Independent Online was impressed with the growth Cassper Nyovest has made lyrically since his last album and further observed that "The moment his voice cuts into the soulful melody of Confused, the opening track on Thuto, it’s evident that this is something we’ve haven't heard from him before.". However, Phumlani Langa of South Africa Channel 24 was not impressed with the production and lyrical content of the project, writing: "The illest thing about this album is the stolen adlib “sha-sha!”
That’s it, a whole record and the only quotable I recall is... “sha-sha!". Credits adapted from the album's liner notes. Notes "Destiny" contains samples and resung lyrics from "Destiny" by Malaika "Touch the Sky" contains a sample from "Touch The Sky" by Dennis Ferrer "Baby Girl" contains a sample from "Dilemma" by Nelly & Kelly Rowland
Elin Kvande is a Norwegian sociologist and gender researcher. She has been professor of sociology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology since 1999, her research areas are organization and management, new forms of organization and globalization, welfare state politics. Kvande took a major in sociology at the University of Trondheim in 1979 and received her doctorate in sociology in 1999, she has been a guest researcher at the University of Warwick, Linköping University, the London School of Economics. She is a member of the Royal Norwegian Science Society. In June 2015, she was appointed as a member of the public committee, to assess public support schemes for families with children; the committee was appointed by Minister of Solveig Horne. 2015 – Den norske modellen. ISBN 978-82-450-1780-9 2013 – Fedrekvoten og den farsvennlige velferdsstaten. ISBN 9788215021898 2007 – Doing Gender Gender in Flexible Organizations 2007 – Arbeidslivets klemmer. Paradokser i det nye arbeidslivet. 2005 – Gender and Work.
2005 – Valgfrihetens tid, omsorgspolitikk for barn i det fleksible arbeidsliv. 2003 – Fleksible fedre. Arbeid-Maskulinitet-Velferdsstat. 1991 – Nye kvinneliv. Kvinner i menns organisasjoner
Loyola is a census-designated place in Santa Clara County, United States. The population was 3,261 at the 2010 census; the woodsy area is located between the cities of Los Altos Hills. It is the home of Facebook's first headquarters. Homes in the area range from cottages to mansions; the name comes from a 1904 plan by the Jesuits of Santa Clara University to build a new university named for their founder, St. Ignatius of Loyola, in the area. If the plan had come to fruition, the university would have been located in the area of the present-day golf course on Country Club Drive; the Loyola project succumbed to delays and financing problems stemming from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Loyola is located at 37°21′5″N 122°6′2″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.5 square miles, all of it land. The 2010 United States Census reported that Loyola had a population of 3,261; the population density was 2,220.8 people per square mile. The racial makeup of Loyola was 2,291 White, 19 African American, 1 Native American, 760 Asian, 2 Pacific Islander, 37 from other races, 151 from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 114 persons. The Census reported. There were 1,163 households, out of which 446 had children under the age of 18 living in them, 877 were opposite-sex married couples living together, 52 had a female householder with no husband present, 27 had a male householder with no wife present. There were 30 unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, 15 same-sex married couples or partnerships. 160 households were made up of individuals and 95 had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80. There were 956 families; the population was spread out with 811 people under the age of 18, 133 people aged 18 to 24, 560 people aged 25 to 44, 1,107 people aged 45 to 64, 650 people who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males. There were 1,208 housing units at an average density of 822.7 per square mile, of which 1,055 were owner-occupied, 108 were occupied by renters.
The homeowner vacancy rate was 1.0%. 2,954 people lived in owner-occupied housing units and 307 people lived in rental housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 3,478 people, 1,275 households, 1,039 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 2,003.9 people per square mile. There were 1,298 housing units at an average density of 747.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the CDP was 79.13% White, 0.35% African American, 0.14% Native American, 15.93% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, 3.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.91% of the population. There were 1,275 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 74.4% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 18.5% were non-families. 14.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the CDP, the population was spread out with 23.1% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 34.3% from 45 to 64, 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $140,617, the median income for a family was $149,379. Males had a median income of $100,001 versus $69,306 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $68,730. None of the families and 0.8% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64. In the California State Legislature, Loyola is in the 13th Senate District, represented by Democrat Jerry Hill, in the 24th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Marc Berman. In the United States House of Representatives, Loyola is in California's 18th congressional district, represented by Democrat Anna Eshoo; the Loyola CDP is served by the Los Altos School District and Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District
Manifold Garden is an indie first-person puzzle video game developed by American artist William Chyr. It was released on Windows, MacOS, iOS on October 18, 2019, with a PlayStation 4 version to launch later; the player must navigate an abstract series of structures that appear to repeat into infinity, while solving a progression of puzzles. The game takes place in a "universe with a different set of physical laws" where the player can manipulate gravity, being able to "turn walls into floors"; the player must solve puzzles using the world's geometry in addition to devices within the architecture of the world. To aid the player, the world's tone takes on one of six colors depending on which direction they have manipulated gravity. Several facets of the game's world may only be interacted with when the gravity is oriented directly, with these objects sharing one of the six colors; the game's worlds appear to repeat into infinity into all directions. Because of this, many puzzles revolve around falling off a ledge from a lower part of a structure to land back on the top of the next version of that structure below.
Puzzles will involve growing trees and natural elements to bring life back to the "sterile" world. Creator William Chyr had a passion for large-scale artwork and was known for massive balloon sculptures. Seeking to change his work with sculptures, finding other mediums cost-prohibitive, he decided to move to a video game with no space limitations. Work on the game started in November 2012; the game was known as Relativity, after the M. C. Escher print Relativity upon which it was based. Chyr observed that some have called the game taking place in non-Euclidean geometry, but he asserts Manifold Garden uses "impossible geometry" in Euclidean space, employing a method of world wrapping in three-dimensional space to make the world appear infinite; this required rendering more than 500 times the typical geometries that a 3D game engine would provide. The game engine still supports the use and rendering of non-Euclidian portals, with the player able to see through a portal into a different level, with possible recursion if other portals are in view.
Chyr attributes the capabilities of the engine to their graphics programmer Arthur Brussee. A core part of Chyr's design for the game was to leave it absent of any explicit instructions, using an initial puzzle that required the player, in order to activate a button across a chasm, to jump into the chasm and land on the other side as a result of falling through the game's repeating geometries, his team early on had discovered that playtesters would become confused in walking around the various levels, combined with the shifting changes in gravity. To help, they designed each outdoor level to appear unique so that players could recognize the setting, strategic use of windows and other visibility features so that players could have a sense of a reference point with respect to gravity. Chyr had used about 2000 hours of professional playtesting through the game's development to make sure players could navigate the game world and solve the puzzles. Chyr worked on the game on his own for the first three years, circa 2015, at which point he brought on addition staff to help build out the game with a stronger focus on finishing the game.
By April 2018, the development of the game had been ongoing for five years. Chyr stated that he may leave game development after it is released, due to art games not being financially sustainable, he estimated that the game would have to sell at least 40,000 units to be successful and not a "total disaster" financially. He stated that a lack of experience cost him a year or two of development time, the development time was protracted by its scope, realistically large enough to require three developers. At that point, he and the other developers on the game were not taking a salary outside cost-of-living to maximize the amount of funding they had been able to get. Sometime before release, Chyr signed a year-long exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store which helped to finance the completion of the game as well as seeing it through the period after release; the game's inspirations include video games Starseed Pilgrim, Infinifactory, Portal and The Witness. Chyr was inspired by the films Inception, Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, the books House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and Blame! by Tsutomu Nihei, the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and Tadao Ando.
The game was intended as a metaphor for the last 400 years of physics discoveries. The game released on October 18, 2019 for Microsoft Windows, macOS, for iOS devices through Apple Arcade. A PlayStation 4 version is due later. Manifold Garden received "generally favorable reviews" according to review aggregator Metacritic; the game was called "beautifully hypnotic" by Philippa Warr of Rock, Shotgun. Nathan Grayson of Kotaku called the game "incredibly pretty" and "damn cool", remarking that the game "broke" his brain. Christian Donlan of Eurogamer named Manifold Garden as an "Eurogamer Essential" title, praising its puzzle design as its "epiphanies are not cheap at all, they are frequent, but each one stands for something, a little bit more understanding, a little bit more progress, a fresh way of viewing the world, obscured until now." Polygon's Nicole Carpenter called the game a "surreal masterpiece", commented favorably on the puzzle design, stating "I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, but I never feel despondent or troubled by that confusion."The game was nominated for "Game of the Year" and "Best Audio/Visual Accomplishment" at the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards, for "Best Debut" with William Chyr Studios at
Susan Howe is an American poet, scholar and critic, associated with the Language poets, among others poetry movements. Her work is classified as Postmodern because it expands traditional notions of genre. Many of Howe's books are layered with historical and other references presented in an unorthodox format, her work contains lyrical echoes of sound, yet is not pinned down by a consistent metrical pattern or a conventional poetic rhyme scheme. Howe is the recipient of the 2017 Robert Frost Medal awarded by the Poetry Society of America, the recipient of the 2011 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Howe was born on June 1937 in Boston, Massachusetts, she grew up in nearby Cambridge. Her mother, Mary Manning, was an Irish playwright and acted for Dublin's Gate Theatre, her father Mark DeWolfe Howe, was a professor at Harvard Law School and was the official biographer of Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes. Her aunt was a monologuist and novelist.
She has Helen Howe Braider and poet Fanny Howe. Howe graduated from the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts in 1961, she married the painter, Harvey Quaytman in 1961. She was married to sculptor David von Schlegell, until his death, her third husband, Peter Hewitt Hare, a philosopher and professor at the University of Buffalo, died in January 2008. She has two children, the painter R. H. Quaytman, the writer Mark von Schlegell, she lives in Connecticut. Howe is an author of a number of books of poetry, including Europe of Trusts: Selected Poems, Frame Structures: Early Poems 1974-1979 and The Midnight, Pierce-Arrow, Bed Hangings with Susan Bee,Souls of the Labadie Track, Frolic Architecture, "Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives" and That This, three books of criticism, The Birth-Mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History, "The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems" and My Emily Dickinson. Howe began publishing poetry with Hinge Picture in 1974 and was received as a part of the amorphous grouping of experimental writers known as the language poets-writers such as Charles Bernstein, Bruce Andrews, Lyn Hejinian, Carla Harryman, Barrett Watten, Ron Silliman.
Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry anthology In the American Tree, The Norton Anthology of Postmodern Poetry. In 2003, Howe started collaborating with experimental musician David Grubbs; the results were released on three CD's: Thiefth, Songs of the Labadie Tract and Frolic Architecture. After graduating from high school, Howe spent a year in Dublin as an apprentice at the Gate Theatre. After graduating from the Boston Museum School in 1961, she moved to New York. In 1988 she had her first visiting professorship in English at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, becoming a full professor and core faculty of the Poetics Program in 1991 being appointed Capen Chair and Distinguished Professor, she retired in 2006. Howe has held the following positions: Distinguished Fellow, Stanford Institute of the Humanities. Susan Howe was awarded with the American Book Awards organized by the Before Columbus Foundation in both 1981 and 1986.
"She was elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1999 and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets in 2000." She was the fall 2009 Anna-Maria Kellen Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin. In 2009, she was awarded a Berlin Prize fellowship. In 2011, Howe was awarded the Yale Bollingen Prize in American Poetry. Hinge Picture Chanting at the Crystal Sea The Western Borders Thorn, apron leaf Secret History of the Dividing Line Cabbage Gardens The Liberties Pythagorean Silence Defenestration of Prague "The Liberties" My Emily Dickinson Incloser Heliopathy Articulation of Sound Forms in Time A Bibliography of the King's Book, or Eikon Basilike' The Europe of Trusts "Pythagorean Silence" "Defenestration of Prague" "The Liberties" Singularities "Articulation of Sound Forms in Time" "Thorow" "Scattering as Behavior Towards Risk" Silence Wager Stories The Nonconformist’s Memorial "The Nonconformist’s Memorial" "Silence Wager Stories" "A Bibliography of the King’s Book, or Eikon Basilike" "Melville’s Marginalia" The Birth-mark: Unsettling the Wilderness in American Literary History "Submarginalia" "Incloser" "Quasi-marginalia" "The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" "These Flames and Generosities of the Heart" "Talisman interview with Edward Foster" Interview with Lynn Keller Frame Structures "Hinge Picture" "Chanting at the Crystal Sea" "Cabbage Gardens" "Secret History of the Dividing Line" Pierce-Arrow Deux Et Bed Hangings I Bed Hangings II Kidnapped The Midnight "Bed Hangings I + II" "Scare Quotes I + II" "Kidnapped" Souls of the Labadie Tract My Emily Dickinson THAT THIS Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker ISBN 978-0811220392 Tom Tit Tot Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archive