Katy Perry And Sting To Perform At David Lynch Foundations Change Begins

first_imgThe David Lynch Foundation (DLF) is pleased to announce Change Begins Within, a benefit concert presented by Citi on November 4, 2015, at Carnegie Hall.Featuring performances by Katy Perry, Sting, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim James, Angelique Kidjo and Sharon Isbin with musical direction from Rob Mathes, the evening will be hosted by George Stephanopoulos and David Lynch. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber will serve on the benefit committee.The concert will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. Proceeds from the event will benefit the foundation’s MEDITATE NEW YORK initiative to provide Transcendental Meditation training at no cost to 10,000 at-risk New Yorkers, including youth in underserved schools, veterans with post-traumatic stress and women and children who are victims of domestic violence.Transcendental Meditation™ is a simple, easily-learned technique that has been studied and found effective by numerous prestigious institutions, including the Harvard School of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Heart Association and the American Medical Association. Published research shows the technique reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress among veterans by 50 percent; decreases hypertension, anxiety and depression; helps individuals overcome drug and alcohol addictions; and improves brain functioning, creativity and memory.In support of its work, DLF recently received a $125,000 grant from the Wounded Warrior Project to help teach the technique to hundreds of veterans nationwide; a $225,000 grant from the Peter Dodge Foundation to study the effects of TM on preventing relapse among alcoholics; and a $300,000 grant from the University of Chicago Crime Lab in partnership with the MacArthur Foundation and the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation to study the effects of TM on reducing youth violence in Chicago. The foundation has received public support from such artists and thought leaders as Martin Scorsese, Ray Dalio, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman and Hugh Jackman.“It’s an honor for Citi to present this unique event that will benefit thousands of New Yorkers,” said Jennifer Breithaupt, Global Head of Entertainment Marketing for Citi. “We’re proud to offer our cardmembers early access to Change Begins Within and know they will enjoy an unforgettable evening supporting a terrific cause.”Tickets for Change Begins Within will go on presale to Citi cardholders on September 24, 2015, at 1:00 PM ET here. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on September 29, 2015, at 11:00 AM ET here.last_img read more



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Hayley Atwell goes antihero in Torontoshot Conviction

first_imgAdvertisement And she relished making the transition from superhero to antihero.“It’s almost like Chelsea Clinton has been hanging out with Lindsay Lohan,” she mused about her prickly character. “She’s clearly brilliant and it’s such a shame she uses it for her own downfall.” Advertisement Days before the show’s launch, Atwell sat down with the Star in Toronto, where she’s filmed the series since July. Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: After only months off TV, Hayley Atwell has a new starring role this fall — and fans might marvel at the transition.Surely, Atwell is best-known for portraying the altruistic postwar do-gooder (and Captain America’s doomed paramour) Peggy Carter across Marvel’s many squeaky-clean Avengers properties, including the lamentably cancelled Agent Carter.Well, it was a Hulk-worthy leap from that to her new role: a troubled former first daughter who takes a job trying to help innocent prisoners, only to evade a cocaine charge on Conviction, premiering Monday on CTV. Advertisement How have you liked Toronto?My best friend lives here — she married a Canadian — so I know Toronto pretty well. I remember the ice storm of three years ago, which scared the hell out of me; I’d been thinking about having Christmas here.Any favourite local spots?This amazing sushi restaurant called Miku. I love Fresh; it’s my go-to place. The quinoa onion rings are amazing. I like the transformer salad, the club wrap, the holiday wrap. They do this chocolate coffee shot with cayenne pepper and maple syrup, which has me bouncing off the walls. I like Trinity Bellwoods. I’ve been helping with Save our Scruff, which is a dog rescue charity, so I’ve been fostering dogs here through them. It’s been lovely. Twitterlast_img read more



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Google denies Trumps accusations of voter manipulation

first_img Google Donald Trump Mobile Applications Mobile Apps Politics Online Internet Services The report had relied on 95 people from across 24 states, 21 of whom identified as undecided, performing daily election-related searches using Google, Bing and Yahoo. According to the report, the study showed search results were “biased in Mrs. Clinton’s favor.”Trump’s accusations on Monday came two weeks after he warned Google he’s watching it “very closely” ahead of the 2020 US election. On Aug. 6, Trump tweeted he met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai to ask questions about Google’s role in the 2016 election, claiming without evidence that the search engine giant is trying to “illegally subvert” the upcoming election. “All very illegal,” Trump said in a now-deleted tweet. “We are watching Google very closely!” Share your voice Comments The original report (PDF) was published in June 2017 by Robert Epstein for the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology. Epstein reiterated in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution in June 2019 that he believed Google’s search algorithm produced “biased search results” that “likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton.” Answering questions from Senator Ted Cruz in a video posted in July by right-wing news publication Breitbart News, Epstein added 2.6 million is “a rock-bottom minimum.” “The range is between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes depending on how aggressive they were in using the techniques that I’ve been studying, such as the search engine manipulation effect, the search suggestion effect, the answer bot effect, and a number of others,” he said. With 10.4 million being Epstein’s maximum estimated number of votes manipulated, it’s unclear where Trump’s 16 million figure comes from. Epstein also claimed that if Google, Twitter and Facebook support the same candidate in 2020, “there are 15 million votes on the line.” “In 2020, you can bet that all of these companies are going to go all out, and the methods that they’re using are invisible, they’re subliminal, they’re more powerful than most any effects I’ve ever seen in the behavioral sciences,” he said. Clinton tweeted a response to Trump Monday afternoon, saying the study has been debunked and was only based on 21 undecided voters. “For context, that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted,” she posted on Twitter. 13 The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019 President Trump says Google “manipulated” voters. Google disagrees. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images Google denied accusations made on Monday by President Donald Trump that the search giant “manipulated” millions of voters against him in the 2016 election. Google said Trump seemed to be referring to an old report claiming to prove that it generated at least 2.6 million votes for Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton, but said the report has been “debunked since it was made.””We have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment,” a Google spokesperson said in an emailed statement Monday. “Our goal is to always provide people with access to high-quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint.” Citing what he claimed was a “report just out,” Trump had tweeted earlier Monday that “Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election.” “Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!” he added. Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought! @JudicialWatch— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 19, 2019 Tagslast_img read more



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This CarSwallowing Contraption Is Actually a Futuristic City Bus

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. May 26, 2016 Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goalscenter_img 2 min read UPDATE: China’s Car-Swallowing Bus Is Apparently for RealAt first glance, this thing looks like some sci-fi contraption that swallows up cars. Actually, the idea is a lot less aggressive. It’s the city bus of the future.Plans for this elevated bus were unveiled at the recent China Beijing International High-Tech Expo, according to the Shanghaiist. The basic idea is that passengers can ride higher up, allowing usual traffic to pass by underneath.Related: All You Need to Control This Wheelchair Is Your FaceOne can imagine that the people behind this project are aiming to reduce traffic problems and congestion on Chinese roadways.In the video above, the model appears to be moving along a set of rails in the road. Sort of one part bus, one part trolly, and a whole lotta weird. Each bus could someday hold as many as 1,200 people, the project’s engineers said at the big tech event.These buses could start showing up in China before the end of the year, the report says.Related: Swap Your Swiffer for This Dust-Zapping Tool Inspired by LizardsI don’t know about you, but if I saw this thing in my rearview, barreling down at me, I’d pray I had some adult diapers in my glove compartment, if you know what I mean.last_img read more



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