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America on Parade

America on Parade was a temporary replacement for Disneyland's and the Magic Kingdom's The Main Street Electrical Parade for the United States Bicentennial. Like the Main Street Electrical Parade it was created under the direction of Disneyland's Director of Entertainment, Bob Jani; the parade float. The first run was in the summer of 1975 and was designed to run through 1977, to commemorate the United States Bicentennial. Where the Main Street Electrical Parade ran twice nightly, America On Parade ran once during the afternoon and again just prior to the nightly fireworks display, it traveled the full length of Disneyland from It's a Small World to Town Square at the beginning of Main Street, U. S. A.. The various parade float height design created a problem because returning the parade units to the starting point required traveling behind the Disneyland Public areas, encountering over-pass bridges and tunnels; the taller units were rigged to telescope up after collapsing to pass under the low ceiling obstacles.

Other units' stacked towers were hinged to fold on top of the parade float. Each float was an engineered marvel which the public never viewed after the parade terminated at the Main Street finale; the Sherman Brothers who had left Disney Studios to work for independent film companies were asked to write a specialty song for the American Bicentennial. The song was called "The Glorious Fourth" and was performed as a part of AOP; the parade featured synchronized music to which performers danced set routines created by Disneyland choreographers. Each of the parade performers sported costumes appropriate to the float around which they danced, as well as enormous heads fixed on a custom-built apparatus for support, with the performer looking through the neck, giving the parade a carnival appearance; the parade's soundtrack was Don Dorsey's first project for Disney. He used antique carousel organs to create the soundtrack. During the parade's run, Dorsey conceptualized a system which Disney would develop a computer-controlled system called "Mickey Track" that controls the parade's music from 1980 and on.

In 1976, a TV Special "Walt Disney's America on Parade" aired, showing the parade and presented by Red Skelton. Magic Kingdom attraction and entertainment history Sherman, Robert B. Walt's Time: from. Santa Clarita: Camphor Tree Publishers, 1998. TV special: America on Parade on IMDb

Benn Levy

Benn Wolfe Levy was a Labour Party Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, a successful playwright. He was educated at Repton School and University College and served in uniform in both World Wars. Before entering politics, Levy was screenwriter, he was the dialogue writer for Blackmail. He wrote the adapted screenplay for James Whale's macabre horror film The Old Dark House in collaboration with R. C. Sherriff, based on the novel Benighted by J. B. Priestley. Levy directed one film, Lord Camber's Ladies, the only film produced by Hitchcock which he did not himself direct. Levy was first elected at the 1945 general election, for the Eton and Slough constituency, stood down at the 1950 general election. Politically, Levy was on the left of the Labour Party and became an active member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament); as a sympathiser with the Zionist movement, he opposed Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin over Bevin's policies towards Palestine and Israel.

As an MP, Levy made an unsuccessful effort to abolish theatrical censorship in Britain, towards the end of his life, he was the principal author of a report opposing the arguments for censorship made by Lord Longford, the anti-pornography campaigner. He was married for more than 40 years to the American-born screen and stage actress Constance Cummings. Levy's papers are held at the University of Sussex library. Plays written by Levy: This Woman Business - 1925 Mud and Treacle - 1928 A Man with Red Hair - 1928 Mrs Moonlight - 1928 Art and Mrs Bottle - 1929 Topaz - 1930 Ever Green - 1930 Springtime for Henry - 1931 Hollywood Holiday - with John van Druten, 1931 The Devil Passes - 1932 Young Madame Conti - with Hubert Griffiths, 1936 Madame Bovary - 1937 If I Were You - 1938 The Jealous God - 1939 Clutterbuck - 1946 Rape of the Belt - 1957 Director Lord Camber's Ladies produced by Alfred HitchcockScreenwriter The Hate Ship The Informer Devil and the Deep The Old Dark House directed by James Whale Topaze directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast Unfinished Symphony directed by Anthony Asquith Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs Mrs. Moonlight on Lux Radio Theater: 26 June 1939 Mrs. Moonlight on Theater of Romance: 30 August 1943 Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Benn Levy

PC Power and Cooling

PC Power and Cooling PC Power & Cooling is owned and operated by FirePower Technology, Inc. a California-based company that manufactures computer power supplies. PC Power and Cooling was based in Carlsbad, California. On May 25, 2007, the company was acquired by OCZ Technology. On February 10, 2014, FirePower Technology announced acquisition of OCZ Technology Group's power supply division including PC Power and Cooling. PC Power and Cooling was founded by Doug Dodson in April 1985; the company was responsible for many innovations including the first CPU cooler, the first PC heat alarm, the first independently regulated PC power supply, the first redundant power system, the first NVIDIA SLI Certified supply, the first 1000W computer power supply and the first - and still only company - to offer an individual certified test report with each power supply sold. It sells to both enterprise/oem channels; the company can customize power supplies for U. S.-based OEM customers in their Carlsbad facility.

The Silencer brand of power supply units is available in 400 watt, 500 watt, 600 watt, 750 watt, 850 watt and 1200 watt varieties. The 360 watt and 470 watt versions are offered in Dell compatible models. PC Power and Cooling offers a maximum performance line of power supplies, the Turbo-Cool units, which are available in an 860 watt version. Other models sold by PC Power and Cooling include the ModXStream, CoreXStream, ZX, ZT, ZS, the FireStorm gaming power supply; the ModXStream brand of power supply is available in 600 watt and 700 watt varieties. The CoreXStream brand of power supply is available for the UK markets only in 550 watt; the ZX brand of power supply is available in 1000 watt and 1250 watt varieties. The ZT brand of power supply is available in 650 watt and 750 watt varieties; the ZS brand of power supplies is available for the European/UK Market in 500 watt, 650 watt and 750 watt varieties. The FireStorm gaming power supply is available in 1050 watt varieties. A feature of PC Power and Cooling units is that their units use a lone, high-current +12 V rail for DC output to the rest of the system, as opposed to multiple lower current rails that run in parallel.

This single-rail configuration is reminiscent of high-end power supplies in the early to mid 2000s, before an industry shift towards using split +12V rails for reliability and economical reasons. The shift towards multi-rail power supplies can be seen as when new tech such as the Pentium4 or Athlon64 platforms, along with the introduction of GPU's which required more power than the AGP/PCIe slot could provide and more power was needed for that progression; when given a dedicated +12V rail for exclusive use by the GPU, another dedicated rail for the rest of the system, the increased power demand was met while maintaining a simple design, ideal for mass production and cost control for a more complex unit. The introduction of high power-demanding multi-core and multi-gpu systems, saw a split from two to three or four rails. PC Power and Cooling has several power supplies. With the introduction of the re-designed Silencer line, legacy power supplies are still available. After a brief shortage in supply of Silencer and Turbo-Cool units in 2009–2010, OCZ released the Silencer Mk II line.

At the January 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, a product line branded under PC Power and Cooling was announced. It included Silencer Mk II in 500, 650, 750, 950 watt capacities, a Fatal1ty 750 watt model; the Mk II line was built by OCZ OEM Sirtec, based on a modification of OCZ's "Z-Series Gold" power supplies. In early 2011, the Silencer 910W became available again, along with a new model, the Silencer 760W; these models are re-engineered from a SeaSonic S12D platform, the successor to the older S12 platform used in the original Silencer series. The Turbo-Cool series, made by industrial electronics company Win-Tact continue to be made, although efficiency and performance lag compared to modern enthusiast power supplies; some new/old and refurbished stock of the Silencer 750W Quad appeared in 2011. Official website

9th Filmfare Awards

The 9th Filmfare Awards were held in 20 May 1962, at Bombay, honoring the best films in Hindi Cinema in 1961. Jis Desh Men Ganga Behti Hai bagged Best Actor Awards, both for Raj Kapoor. Vyjayanthimala won her third Filmfare and second Best Actress trophy for Gunga Jumna. While B. R. Chopra won his Best Director Award for Kanoon. Gunga Jumna and Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai had the highest nomination with seven nominations each. Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai was not considered for the 8th Filmfare Awards; the following films received multiple nominations. 8th Filmfare Awards 10th Filmfare Awards Filmfare Awards Winner and nomination of 9th Filmfare Awards at Internet Movie Database


Afro-pessimism is a field of thought which takes the historical reality that blackness is politically and ontologically coterminous with slaveness. According to the 2018 Oxford Bibliography entry on Afro-pessimism written by Patrice Douglass, Selamawit D. Terrefe, Frank B. Wilderson III, afro-pessimism can be understood as “a lens of interpretation that accounts for civil society’s dependence on anti-black violence—a regime of violence that positions black people as internal enemies of civil society.” This violence, they argue, “cannot be analogized with the regimes of violence that disciplines the Marxist subaltern, the postcolonial subaltern, the colored but nonblack Western immigrant, the nonblack queer, or the nonblack woman.” According to Wilderson, the scholar who coined the term as it functions most popularly today, afro-pessimism theorizes blackness as a position of, using the language of scholar Saidiya Hartman, "accumulation and fungibility". As opposed to humanist anthropologists, historians and political scientists who engage the history of Black subjectivity as one of entrenched political discrimination and social ostracization, afro-pessimists across disciplines have argued that Black people are constitutively excluded from the category of the self-possessing, rights-bearing human being of modernity.

As Wilderson writes, “Blacks do not function as political subjects. Wilderson, Frank. Red, White & Black: Cinema and the Structure of U. S. Antagonisms. Durham: Duke University Press. ISBN 978-0-8223-4692-0. Patterson, Orlando. Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674810839. OCLC 165068032. OL 7693539M. Wilderson, Frank B.. Burrell, Jocelyn. Incognegro: a memoir of exile and apartheid. Cambridge, Mass: South End Press. ISBN 978-0896087835. OCLC 934269072. Fanon, Frantz.. Black Skin, White Masks. Wilderson, Frank. "Incognegro: A Memoir of Exile and Apartheid w author Frank Wilderson". IMIXWHATILIKE. ORG Podcast. Interviewed by Jared Ball. Archived from the original on 2017-09-04. Retrieved 2017-09-04. Wilderson, Frank. "Dr. Frank Wilderson on Nelson Mandela, South Africa and Afro-Pessimism". IMIXWHATILIKE. ORG Podcast. Interviewed by Jared Ball. Archived from the original on 2017-09-04. Retrieved 2017-09-04