The director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab stepped down on Saturday after a New Yorker magazine article revealed the lab tried to conceal donations from disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein, the university said. "This afternoon, Joi Ito submitted his resignation as Director of the Media Lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute," MIT President Rafael Reif said in a letter posted online. Ito could not be reached for immediate comment. The New York Times and New Yorker reported he said in an internal email, "After giving the matter a great deal of thought over the past several days and weeks, I think that it is best that I resign as director of the media lab and as a professor and employee of the Institute, effective immediately." Last month, Reif said the elite university would review its process for accepting donations after taking about $800,000 from foundations controlled by Epstein, who committed suicide while in jail awaiting … [Read more...] about MIT director resigns after New Yorker exposes attempt to conceal Epstein donations
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Toni Cornell, daughter of Chris Cornell, has shared her new song “Far Away Places,” featuring production by the late Soundgarden singer. Toni penned the ballad, her first original song, when she was 12 years old. Her and her father then recorded “Far Away Places” together at Chris’ home studio in Miami in February 2017, just three months before Chris’ death. The now-15-year-old Toni Cornell previously lent the song as the foundation for the short film Far Away Places, which is currently touring the film festival circuit. Proceeds from the song’s sale on digital music services will be donated to the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In August 2017, following the deaths of both Chris Cornell and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, Toni Cornell paid tribute to the singers by performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” alongside OneRepublic on Good Morning America. Toni also shared a duet she and her … [Read more...] about Hear Toni Cornell’s New Song ‘Far Away Places’ Produced by Chris Cornell
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have placed center Ryan Kalil on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury. Kalil came out of retirement in August to sign a one-year, $8.5 million contract with New York after playing all 12 of his previous NFL seasons with Carolina. The hope was the 34-year-old center would help stabilize the Jets’ shaky offensive line, but it didn’t work out. Kalil struggled at times while starting seven games. He dealt with shoulder and elbow injuries before hurting his right knee. He had missed the last two games and was ruled out Friday for New York’s game at Washington on Sunday. Jonotthan Harrison is expected to start at center after doing so the last two games. The Jets also announced Saturday they signed offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi from the practice squad to fill Kalil’s roster spot. Koloamatangi has experience at center and both guard spots. He was signed by Detroit in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out … [Read more...] about After Coming Out Of Retirement To Play For Jets, Ryan Kalil Placed On Season-Ending IR
It’s a song about the process of figuring out it’s time to go, and locating the strength to act on your marching orders. Photo: Selena Gomez/YouTube You want everyone you care about to stick around forever, but the universe has other plans. People have other plans. Unexpected hardships happen, faults and failings we could never plan for. People flip, ghost, and flake. People change, and you can either work through your differences or around them. You either decide that your friend, your loved one, or your significant other is worth the trouble they put you through and fight to keep them in your life, or you fight for yourself, insisting that others treat you the way you deserve to be treated, on penalty of never seeing you again. Selena Gomez’s new single “Lose You to Love Me” is a song about the process of figuring out that it’s time to go, and locating the strength to act on your marching orders. Much will be made of who it’s almost … [Read more...] about The Quiet Strength of Selena Gomez’s ‘Lose You to Love Me’
Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleDirector - Jake KasdanCast - Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby CannavaleRating - 3/5On paper, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle represents everything that’s wrong about the way Hollywood makes movies. It’s a reboot of a property most people would recall with fondness (even if they don’t quite remember why); it features a cast so likeable that they could easily be used for marketing propaganda; it’s written by five screenwriters (which can usually be taken as confirmation of a film’s poor quality) and directed by one Jake Kasdan (in hindsight, just the sort of inoffensive filmmaker who could pull this off).And pull it off he has - if only just. In fairness, Jumanji: Welcome to Jungle had little going in its favour — one look at all the ominous signs listed above, not to mention the presence of a Jonas brother, could kill even the most legendary … [Read more...] about Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle movie review – Dwayne Johnson’s film would’ve made Robin Williams proud
This cover image released by Putnam shows "Final Option" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. (Putnam via AP) This cover image released by Putnam shows "Final Option" by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison. (Putnam via AP) “Final Option,” Putnam, by Clive Cussler and Boyd Morrison Readers of this ongoing “Oregon Files” series will recognize the standard opening of a Clive Cussler novel, but it quickly takes a huge turn and becomes an all-out nonstop action thriller. It seems like a typical assignment to rescue three American spies in Brazil, but Juan Cabrillo and the crew of the Oregon have cruised into a deadly trap. A ghost has been resurrected, and now he’s after Cabrillo. He knows about all about the Oregon and commands a vessel that is virtually identical. He has a team with similar talents, and the only thing in the way of this ghost’s plan for domination is Cabrillo being alive. That soon will change. Once Cabrillo learns about the existence … [Read more...] about Review: Is this the end for Juan Cabrillo and his team?