Muscle Tough is Philadelphia’s premier Bizarro-Party-Funk trio. Formed in 2014 at TIME, the band has developed a sound that is a heavily improvised blend of modal jazz, funk, and psychedelia. Drawing from a widely diverse set of influences and a common love of sonic texture, their unique use of sound design and group-minded improvisation allows them to create eclectic original compositions, as well as stretch classic pop hits to new depths. In 2016 they released their first EP, Greasin’ Up The Mediocrity Wheel, and are close to finishing their first full length effort, “Magical Achievements”.The trio has just released their new single “Trump Dump”, described as “a politically inspired jam journey that we released just before the election” by drummer Joe Baldacci. “and now (unfortunately),” Baldacci continues, “its message still rings true.” The band has had a big year, sharing stages with Jon Fishman (Phish), Eli Winderman (Dopapod), Ian McGuire and Clay Parnell of CIA at the Philly Bernie Sanders Fundraiser at North Bowl, and with the Snarky Puppy horns and John Medeski at Lunalight.Check out the band performing an unlikely cover of The Weeknd‘s “The Hills” live in studio:Don’t miss your chance to see Muscle Tough live in the coming months. They will be at the Ardmore Music Hall with Maceo Parker on Feb. 19th, and will ring in the new year with a show at Philly’s Underground Arts with Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket, West Philly Orchestra, Minka on New Years Eve! Tickets are available via the band’s website.
James Breyer, M.B.A. ’87, will step down from the Harvard Corporation on June 30, at the conclusion of his six-year term of service.A prominent early investor in a range of technology companies, including several at the forefront of artificial intelligence, Breyer is the founder and CEO of Breyer Capital, a venture capital firm based in Menlo Park, Calif. He is also co-chair of Beijing-based IDG Capital, a leader in introducing venture capital to China.“Serving as a member of the Harvard Corporation has been a great honor and a true pleasure,” said Breyer. “I am so proud of all we have accomplished together. I know that Larry Bacow and his superb leadership team, in collaboration with our distinguished faculty, will continue fulfilling Harvard’s finest aspirations. Although my term of service is ending, I look forward to continued active engagement with this great University, which so seamlessly marries tradition and innovation.”“We’ve been very fortunate to benefit for these past six years from Jim Breyer’s lively intellect, his global outlook, his keen understanding of technology, and his constant eye on the future,” said William F. Lee, the Corporation’s senior fellow. “He’s been a consistently engaged and collegial participant in our deliberations from his earliest days on the Corporation, and I know we will keep finding ways to tap into his insight and perspective.”As a member of the Harvard Corporation, Breyer has served on the finance committee as well as the governing boards’ joint committees on inspection and on alumni affairs and development. He has been a member of the University’s global advisory council since its inception in 2012, and is also a longtime member of the board of dean’s advisers at Harvard Business School.A widely experienced fiduciary, Breyer has served on the boards of numerous other organizations, including Blackstone, Dell, Etsy, Facebook, Marvel Entertainment, 21st Century Fox, and Walmart. A trustee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, he chairs the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing and sits on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. He received Venture Capital Journal’s lifetime achievement award in 2014.“It’s been a pleasure to have Jim as a colleague on the Corporation,” said Bacow, Harvard’s president. “He has added a broad international perspective to our discussions. His insights on entrepreneurship, and the interplay of technology and learning, have been very helpful. And he has always encouraged us to think creatively about how Harvard can change for the better, in a world where change is a constant.”Bacow and Lee said a search will soon begin for Breyer’s successor. Nominations and advice regarding future Corporation appointments may be sent in confidence to [email protected] Harvard Corporation elects two new members Two elected to Harvard Corporation Timothy Barakett and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will take office in July Penny Pritzker and Biddy Martin will join in July Related
It’s that time of year again, where we look ahead to determine what tech trends will make the most significant impact in 2016. From my view data analytics and our digital way of life will increasingly transform the world and the nature of business. Here are a few ways I see that playing out in the year ahead:Prediction 1: Digital Business Makes Its Way To The Corner OfficeThe C-suite increasingly understands the value of digital business and the data it produces, but they have yet to bring new executives permanently into the room to drive a digital agenda across their company. That’s about to change. Increasingly Chief Digital Officers will be appointed and tasked with utilizing the latest and greatest technology to make products smarter and create frictionless service experiences for customers. Data – the digital exhaust that these new capabilities leave behind – will need to analyzed and exploited for competitive advantage. This is not a tech industry phenomenon – it is an “every industry” phenomenon. Yet while the C-suite knows it’s good for it, it’ll still grapple with decisions about org charts, duties and turf wars. Should the Chief Digital Officer report to the CEO, the CMO… or the CIO?Prediction 2: Wearables Win Olympic GoldWearable sensors will usher in a new era that will overcome some of the, ahem, hurdles for some sports.Swimmers already rely on underwater cameras for stroke analysis, but those provide fairly limited insight. Newly developed sensors for that sport will be just one example of how 2016 will be a breakthrough year for athletes to use data analytics to execute peak performance. Companies like Nike – which calls data “the new voice of the athlete” – will aid them in that pursuit as they harness data for innovation, which will be both on display and behind-the- scenes at the Olympic Games like never before. We’ll see sensors integrated into wearables to assess elite athletes across multiple dimensions – from diets and sleep patterns to running styles and optimum body angles – empowering athletes to become masters of their own physical performance. But Usain Bolt is not going to be wearing a Fitbit as he competes: to make an impact, wearables will be tailored to each athlete’s bespoke needs.Prediction 3: Wearables Won’t Equal Personalized Medicine, Yet.Despite the hype generated by Jawbones and Fitbits, wearables won’t make a widespread impact on personal health next year. For wearables to deliver on the promise of personalized medicine, healthcare professionals will need direct access to the data they generate about their patients so that time isn’t wasted when early warning signs surface. Will device makers and physicians connect to build out the needed back-end? Will consumers want to grant this type of continuous access to their biometric data? In my view, the cultural hurdle is the bigger barrier than the technology, but neither will be addressed to make personalized medicine a reality in 2016.Prediction 4: The Dark Web: A Tool for Criminals in 2015, a Source of Security in 2016In 2015, pop culture fed the legend of the dark web – the steamy digital back alley where criminals sell their illicit goods and occasionally order hit men. Digitally speaking, the dark web is the dark web because it is not indexed by search engines. But that will change – not so it can be searched by you or me (it’ll stay very dark), but so that the dark web will actually turn into a tool for the good guys. Counterintuitive? Let me explain: most companies now understand that for security breaches it is not a question of if, but when. With this accepted, companies will embrace technology that minimizes risk. How? By looking for data in the place data goes after it’s been stolen: the dark web. Software-driven tools that trawl the dark web as a means to identify stolen info will propagate in 2016. Eventually, use of these tools will reduce the amount of time security breaches last, while increasing the perishability of the data stolen. In doing so, companies will be able to take corrective action much more quickly to protect customers than they can today – all by using the dark web itself.Prediction 5: VR Will Bring the Stadium to Your Living RoomAlready you can buy a cheap set of VR goggles to clip onto your smartphone, but who does that? No one – ah, ok, maybe a couple of you. But that’s not the point. This is: Innovation in virtual- and augmented-reality technology will quicken, with entertainment leading the way.Imagine going to a rock concert where you can have a front row view of the stage and a backstage pass – without ever leaving your living room. Led by Facebook introducing Rift, consumers will get their hands on high quality VR. And sports leagues and entertainers – with their eyes on turning an 80,000 seat stadium into an 800,000 seat one – will seek to transform digitally to take advantage of this in order to leap ahead. Sports teams and major touring acts will offer the first of a set of totally immersive experiences – a 360 degree view from inside an F1 cockpit, a front row seat to U2 – that you can fully experience without getting off your couch. Except to dance. Or brace for impact.While I still think VR live streaming will take more time than 2016 offers, these first offers will start to get people hooked. There’s plenty of incentive. It’s a $4.5 billion opportunity for sports and entertainment brands and it’s a way for everyone else to avoid paying $15 for hot dogs and $100 for parking.Prediction 6: Software Eats The CarFor a couple of years now I’ve been talking about how electric power is not the most interesting new innovation in the automotive industry – software is, and specifically, automation through software. The mighty German and Japanese automakers are in a race unlike anything they’ve ever seen before – a race to do to the car what Apple did to the phone. Having spent time playing with Tesla’s new ‘Autopilot’ feature on my recent drive down Highway 101 to Carmel I’m convinced more than ever that every car will go this way – and the pace will accelerate dramatically in 2016. And I don’t just mean a self-driving car… but a car that connects to your Wi-Fi when you pull into your garage, a car that is continuously updated with new features, a car that becomes much smarter about you every time you drive it, a car that predicts your needs before you need them. All of this is enabled by software … and analytics on the data that software collects. In the next 10 years half the automakers we know today will be gone – eaten by software.
Star Files Hugh Jackman Tony winner and Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman is literally the busiest person ever. In the last five years, he starred in 10 films, including the adaptation of Les Misérables, and two Broadway shows: Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway and A Steady Rain. He’s a showbiz superhero. As we previously reported, Jackman is headed back to the Great White Way next year in Jez Butterworth’s The River and he and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, are “very excited.” We totally know why Hugh’s excited—he can probs give up the chicken for a while and he might just snag another Tony, but his wife’s particular joy over his Main Stem return had us chuckling. Find out why in The Today Show video below! View Comments
But this isn’t their first paddle, so to speak. The men have successfully paddleboarded across three of the five Great Lakes. In 2015, they traversed Lake Michigan, raising money for the Great Lakes Alliance. In 2017 they crossed Lake Huron, fundraising for Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. In 2018 the men tackled Lake Superior, raising money for the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum. “Our overall goal is to help keep the Great Lakes awesome,” said one of the paddlers, Jeff Guy. “Our hope is that people will join us in donating to this great cause.” Yesterday morning three men set out to paddleboard across Lake Erie to raise money for the Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research, a non-profit that studies algae blooms and works to protect the ecosystem of the Great Lakes. The paddleboarders will travel 80 miles carrying all of their own supplies while fighting exhaustion and the threat of hypothermia. Three men to cross Lake Erie on paddle boards
The girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son has tested positive for coronavirus, US media reported Friday.Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News television personality who is dating Donald Trump Jr, had traveled to South Dakota to see the US president’s Fourth of July speech and celebration fireworks at Mount Rushmore.Guilfoyle, 51, was immediately isolated after discovering she had the virus in a routine test conducted on anyone expected to come in close contact with the president, the New York Times reported. In a statement to the newspaper, Sergio Gor, chief of staff to the Trump campaign’s finance committee, said: “She’s doing well, and will be retested to ensure the diagnosis is correct since she’s asymptomatic.”He added: “As a precaution (she) will cancel all upcoming events. Donald Trump Jr was tested negative, but as a precaution is also self-isolating and is canceling all public events.”Guilfoyle is the third person close to the US president to return a positive COVID-19 test, US media reported.Others include Trump’s personal valet and the US vice president’s press secretary.The pandemic has claimed nearly 130,000 American lives and a recent resurgence “puts the entire country at risk,” top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said.Topics :
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Oldenburg Academy hosted the Seton Catholic Cardinals. It was a battle of the IHCA ranked #1 and #2 teams. Seton took the lead in the later part of the first half. After half time, Oldenburg fired back on first possession with Gariott Scott putting in the tying goal. Unfortunately, #10 Sam Brenneke got through the OA defense and put the winning goal in with approx 15 minutes to go. SC won 2-1. Courtesy of Sandy Mahoney.
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