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Tzi Ma & Kheng Hua Tan Joins The CW’s Female-Led Kung Fu Reboot

Tzi Ma & Kheng Hua Tan joins The CW’s female-led Kung Fu reboot After the Kung Fu reboot series had been given a pilot order at The CW last month, Deadline now brings word that Tzi Ma (The Farewell, Mulan) and Kheng Hua Tan (Crazy Rich Asians) have been tapped to join as the first series regulars in Christina M. Kim and Greg Berlanti’s upcoming female-led reboot of David Carradine’s 1970s martial arts drama. Ma and Kheng are set to play the roles of Jin Chen and Mei-Lei, who are the young fe...
Tags: TV, Movies, China, Kung Fu, Fox, TV News, The Cw, Kim, Quinn, Cw, David Carradine, Ma, Blindspot, Herman Miller, Greg Berlanti, David Leitch

From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends

‘I Knew Inevitably It Would Betray You.’ James Taylor on Avoiding the Trap of Celebrity

It’s a dreary afternoon, so James Taylor is building us a fire. First he drags a bucket of kindling into the living room of his sprawling western Massachusetts house. Then he kneels on the rug in front of the hearth and begins, with deliberate precision, to chop up a few choice pieces of wood with a hatchet. Once the fire is crackling, he slowly unfolds himself into a standing position–all six-plus feet of him, still lanky and imposing at 71–and settles into a plush armchair. It’s the kind ...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Lana Del Rey, News, Taylor Swift, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Paul Simon, America, Barack Obama, David Bowie, Broadway, Elton John, Brazil

Coronavirus Crisis Shows China's Governance Failure

Wuhan's mayor blamed higher-ups. A senior disease control official blamed layers of bureaucracy. A top government expert blamed the public: The people, he said, simply didn't understand what he told them.As China grapples with a mysterious coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 420 people and sickened thousands, the country's 1.4 billion people are asking what went wrong. Senior officials are engaging in an unusually blunt display of finger pointing.So many officials have den...
Tags: News, China, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Party, Wuhan, Communist Party, Chongqing, Ma, Xi, Guizhou, Xu, Hubei Province, Liu Zhijun, Xi Jinping China, Wang Guangfa

Chinese FE driver Ma observing precautionary quarantine in Mexico

Chinese driver Ma Qing Hua is observing a 14-day quarantine period ahead of the Mexico City Formula E race in response to government advice amid the coronavirus outbreak
Tags: Mexico, Sport, Ma, Ma Qing Hua, FE, Autosport

Deconstructing Bach’s Famous Cello Prelude–the One You’ve Heard in Hundreds of TV Shows & Films

There may be no instrument in the classical repertoire more multidimensional than the cello. Its deep silky voice modulates from moans to exaltations in a single phrase—conveying dignified melancholy and a profound sense of awe. Hearing a skilled cellist interpret great solo music for cello can approach the feeling of a religious experience. And no piece of solo music for cello is greater, or more popularly known, than Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. Better known as...
Tags: Google, Music, College, The New York Times, Vox, Leipzig, Johann Sebastian Bach, Facebook Twitter, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Bach, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow, Complete Organ Works of J S Bach, Woolfe, ZACHARY WOOLFE

Alibaba billionaire Jack Ma, China's richest man, pledged $14.5 million to fight the coronavirus

Tech billionaire Jack Ma has pledged $14.5 million towards fighting the coronavirus outbreak. The Alibaba founder will donate 100 million yuan ($14.5 million) through his charitable foundation. Bill and Melinda Gates have also pledged assistance, while Tencent and TikTok owner ByteDance are among the Chinese firms to be helping. The coronavirus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan and has since spread to at least 15 countries, as well as every region of mainland China. Visit Business I...
Tags: China, Africa, US, Trends, Tech, Alibaba, Tencent, Bill, Baidu, Melinda Gates, Jack Ma, Wuhan, Ma, Wuhan China, Bytedance, Jack Ma China

Some Patients With Wuhan Coronavirus Only Show Mild Symptoms. Here’s Why That’s a Problem

As researchers fight to stop the spread of a novel coronavirus that originated in a seafood market in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, they are facing a counter-intuitive problem: the symptoms can sometimes be so mild in patients that the virus is very difficult to detect. The Wuhan coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, has killed at least 106 people in mainland China, out of the 4,400-plus documented cases. According to records released by Chinese health authorities, most fatalities were older ...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Cdc, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Cnn, Infectious Disease, Anthony Fauci, Wuhan, Lancet, Nanyang Technological University, Reuters, Ma, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, U S CDC

Fifth Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in U.S.

The fifth case in the U.S. of the deadly coronavirus was confirmed in Arizona, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday.Cases of the virus in the U.S. have been reported in Washington state, Chicago, California's Los Angeles County and Orange County, and Arizona.All infected individuals recently traveled to Wuhan, China, where the virus originated. Scientists in Wuhan believe the virus originated in bats, similar to the deadly Ebola virus, which killed thousands in West Afr...
Tags: News, California, Cdc, Washington, Arizona, West Africa, Orange County, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Wuhan, Los Angeles County, Ma, Wuhan China, Barbara Ferrer, Arizona All, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, CHICAGO California

FACTBOX-What is known about the new coronavirus

A new virus that has killed 81 people in China can spread before symptoms show up, Chinese health authorities said, adding that its incubation period can range from one to 14 days. * Unlike SARS, which also originated in China, the new virus can spread during the incubation period, National Health Commission Minister Ma Xiaowei said on Sunday. * The current outbreak was spreading "relatively fast" and "now entering a more severe and complicated period", Ma added, saying that authorities had li...
Tags: News, China, Ma, Ma Xiaowei, National Health Commission

Facebook Still Isn’t Obligated to Publish Russian Troll Content–FAN v. Facebook

In response to Russian interference with our 2016 presidential elections, Facebook belatedly purged content that it believed came from Russian trolls. That crackdown shut down the account of the “Federal Agency of News” (FAN), which allegedly has ties to Russia’s troll farm, the Internet Research Agency. Most entities facing similar accusations would try to fade into obscurity, but FAN chose to sue Facebook for the removal. In July, in one of the most important Section 230 rulings of 2019, Judg...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Russia, Fan, Howard, Barnes, Ma, Google Facebook, Koh, Facebook Inc, Ninth Circuit, Plaintiffs, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability

Hollywood’s Go-To Asian Dad Tzi Ma Dishes on ‘Mulan’ and Oscar Snub for ‘The Farewell’

One person who was not surprised that “The Farewell” bid goodbye to any chance of an Oscar earlier this week was actor Tzi Ma, who played Awkwafina’s father in the film.  “I didn’t expect it. There were exactly zero dollars promoting the film in any way,” Ma tells Variety. “Awards are a beauty pageant. People […]
Tags: Asia, Hollywood, News, Disney, Global, Mulan, Variety, Ma, Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, The Farewell

The Future of AI: What Jack Ma and Elon Musk Are Missing

THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT that we underestimate the power of Artificial Intelligence. AI is quickly becoming a force in nearly every facet of human life. Serial Entrepreneur and Billionaire Elon Musk warns that AI will become much smarter than the smartest human. In a forum at the World Artificial Intelligence Conference held in China, on August 29, 2019, Elon Musk and Jack Ma exchanged differing views of the nature of AI. “There’s just a smaller and smaller corner of intellectual pursuits that hum...
Tags: Facebook, Elon Musk, Leadership, Instagram, China, Samsung, Jack Ma, Ma, Creativity & Innovation, Billionaire Elon Musk, Musk Alibaba Group

2019 Africa Roundup: Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple digit increases in startup formation and VC on the continent. Here’s an overview of the 2019 market events that captured attention and capped off a decade of rapid growth in African tech. IPOs The story of the year is the of...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Hollywood, Money, Internet, Mexico, Finance, China, Nigeria, Africa, San Francisco, Tech, Renewable Energy, E-commerce

DJ Uiagalelei stars again as St. John Bosco football defeats De La Salle in state Open Division final

The St. John Bosco Braves pose for a portrait after defeating the De La Salle Spartans 49-29 in the 2019 CIF Open Division State Football Championship game at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. on Saturday December 14, 2019. (Photo by Raul Romero Jr, Contributing Photographer) St. John Bosco Braves head coach Jason Negro celebrates with his team after defeating the De La Salle Spartans 49-29 in the 2019 CIF Open Division State Football Championship game at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Jordan, Clemson, Usa Today, Collins, Matthew Jordan, Luke, Spartans, Ma, Garrett, Braves, James Smith, Hale, Hutson, Concord De La Salle

Amazon and Tap Lil Nas X and Katy Perry To Teach Children To Code

theodp writes: To help Prince Charles quickly learn the Welsh Language, viewers of The Crown learned this week, Labour prime minster Harold Wilson engaged Welsh nationalist Dr. Edward "Tedi" Millward as his reluctant tutor. To help U.S. children quickly learn to code, readers of Medium learned this week, and Amazon have engaged Lil Nas X and Katy Perry to be their Hour of Code tutors this December (guess the pair aced their interview with Jeff Bezos!). Last year's signature Hour of Code...
Tags: Amazon, Tech, Labour, Katy Perry, Prince Charles, Jeff Bezos, Harold Wilson, Ma, MIT Media Lab, Edward Tedi Millward, AWS Public Sector Blog Team

New acts rule Grammys as Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish lead in noms

By MESFIN FEKADU | AP Music Writer NEW YORK — The Grammys are screaming “Cuz I Love You” to Lizzo: The breakthrough singer-rapper scored a whopping eight nominations, including bids for the top four awards, making her the show’s top-nominated act. Lizzo picked up nominations for album of the year with her major-label debut, “Cuz I Love You”; song and record of the year with her anthemic No. 1 hit, “Truth Hurts”; and best new artist. Like Lizzo, other new artists dominated with Grammy nominations...
Tags: New York, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce, News, Taylor Swift, Awards, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Nba, Michelle Obama

Bon Iver gets Grammy nominations for record of the year and, for the first time, album of the year

Bon Iver's fourth album "i,i" is the group's first to get a Grammy nomination for album of the year. The single "Hey, Ma" is up for record of the year.          [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
Tags: Religion, Bon Iver, Ma, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

His Dark Materials Season 1 Episode 3 Recap

His Dark Materials Season 1 Episode 3 Recap In the previous episode of HBO’s His Dark Materials, a Gobbler captured Lyra after she ran away from Mrs. Coulter. In His Dark Materials Season 1 Episode 3, the Gyptians found Lyra, and Boreal learned more about that man known as Grumman. The Truth The Gyptians, including Tony Costa, captured the Gobbler that had taken Lyra and freed her from the back of the truck. Ma Costa took her in. The Magisterium authorities boarded the Gyptian boats, looki...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, TV News, Recap, TV Recap, Thomas, Tony, Benjamin, Ma, Parry, Lyra, Grumman, Mrs Coulter, ComingSoon, Benjamin He

Former Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma Challenges Floyd Mayweather To Fight In Online Video

Topline: China's richest man is barely a month into retirement, but Alibaba founder Jack Ma has already found new hobbies to fill up his time— like challenging boxing legend Floyd Mayweather to a match, flanked by new friend Manny Pacquiao.  In a video posted on Pacquiao's Twitter and Instagram pages, Ma is seen sparring with Pacquiao as the pair challenge Mayweather to box them. "Floyd Mayweather, if you want a real fight, fight me. If you want an exhibition, my guy, my friend, Jack M...
Tags: News, Instagram, China, Alibaba, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Jack Ma, Pacquiao, Ma, Manny, Mayweather, Money Team Pacquiao

The Clock Tower: The Arrowverse Broke a Lot of Hearts and Took a Lot of Lives This Week

(Welcome to The Clock Tower , where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes , cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every other week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers . Proceed at your own risk.)  And we’re back! A whole world has been decimated since we last took a look at the Arrowverse, so buckle in boys and girls! The Flash is playing with death, Supergirl ’s trying to save the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, China, Reagan, Features, Gotham, The Cw, Batwoman, Batman, Kate, Frost, Barry, Cw, Alex, Arrow, Iris

Mutter/Ma/WEDO/Barenboim - Beethoven and Bruckner, 23 October 2019

Philharmonie Images: (c) Monika Rittershaus Beethoven: Concerto for piano, violin, cello, and orchestra in C major, op.56 Bruckner: Symphony no.9 Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) Yo-Yo Ma (cello) West-Eastern-Divan Orchestra Daniel Barenboim (piano, conductor) Twenty years of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra: can it really be so? Indeed it can, and what an inspiration – musical, political, humanist – it continues to be. ‘Not in our wildest dr...
Tags: Religion, Palestine, Beethoven, Weimar, Pierre Boulez, Daniel Barenboim, Wagner, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Boulez, Schubert, Mahler, Barenboim, Klemperer, Bruckner, Goethe

‘Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas’ Movie Will Be Written By Bret McKenzie

The Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas movie has tapped Bret McKenzie to write the script and the music for a new take on the 1970s ABC special from the Jim Henson Company. McKenzie is no stranger to Henson-related material, having written the script and the songs for both The Muppets and its sequel, Muppets Most Wanted. This story follows some very poor otters (unlike those fancy wealthy otters) who enter a talent show to win money for Christmas gifts. Variety broke the news about Bret McK...
Tags: Movies, Abc, Disney, Netflix, Muppets, Emmet, Kermit, Ma, McKenzie, Henson, Emmet Otter, Jim Henson Company, Family Films, Bret McKenzie, The Jim Henson Company, Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Five vibrant Irish cities that won’t fail to charm you

Whether you want to satisfy your foodie cravings in Galway, uncover art and history in Limerick or find a cosy bolthole in Dublin, Pól Ó Conghaile has five short city breaks on the island of Ireland to suit every traveller and budget“I wanted to be an individual, but me Ma wouldn’t let me.” Continue reading...
Tags: Ireland, Dublin, Limerick, Galway, Ma, Fill your heart with Ireland

Yo-Yo Ma Performs the First Classical Piece He Ever Learned: Take a 12-Minute Mental Health Break and Watch His Moving “Tiny Desk” Concert

For those who feel their enjoyment of J.S. Bach’s gorgeous Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 in G major has been undercut rather than enhanced by its frequent TV and film appearances, Yo-Yo Ma’s 2018 NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert is a tonic. As he explains above, the prelude was the first piece he learned as a beginning four-year-old cellist, adding one measure per day, an incremental approach he recommends. He and the 300-some-year-old composition have done well by each other throughout a re...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Life, Radio, John F Kennedy, Npr, Public Domain, Facebook Twitter, Ma, Yo Yo Ma, Bach, Leonard Bernstein, Mary Louise Kelly, Sarabande, Tom Huizenga

Rebranded NIO team reveals Turvey and Ma as 2019/20 FE drivers

The rebranded NIO 333 Formula E team has revealed McLaren Formula 1 test driver Oliver Turvey and Ma Qing Hua as its racers for 2019/20 ahead of pre-season testing
Tags: Sport, Ma, McLaren Formula, Turvey, Ma Qing Hua, Oliver Turvey, FE, Autosport

My Best Book Recommendations

Over the years, I’ve read hundreds of books and recommended more than a few on this blog. Below, I’ve organized the best books I’ve read. If you’re looking to expand your library with something great, these are some of my favorites. My 5 Favorite Books Below I’ve lumped books into specific categories. However, these five books have impacted me the most: Getting Things Done. The best book on personal productivity, it inspired me as it has countless others with a systematic approach to gettin...
Tags: Amazon, General, China, Poland, Albert Einstein, Lifehacks, Benjamin Franklin, Marie Curie, Jack Ma, Steven Pinker, Van Gogh, Communist Party, James Clear, Everett, Cal Newport, Clark

Zola, the $650M wedding portal, taps the travel market with an expansion into honeymoons

The wedding industry is estimated to be worth some $100 billion in the U.S. alone, and now one of the fastest-growing companies in that space — the wedding planning site Zola — is making a move to augment its position with a sidestep into travel. Today at Disrupt (our conference in San Francisco), the company is announcing Honeymoons, which will let couples plan, book and raise money for their post-nuptial travels at the same time that they plan the main event. The beta invite is open for those ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Ecommerce, San Francisco, Tech, E-commerce, Weddings, Ma, Zola, TC Disrupt, Shan Lyn Ma, Disrupt SF 2019

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ to Trample Competition With $48 Million

Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is stomping its way to an estimated $48 million debut from 4,108 North American locations. The follow-up to 2014’s “Godzilla” took in $19.6 million on Friday. The latest projection is slightly below earlier tracking estimates, which had placed it in the $50 million to $55 million range. In […]
Tags: Box Office, Ma, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Rocketman

Did 'Ma' freak you out? Here are the best spoilers from Octavia Spencer's revenge finale

Did you find yourself hiding behind your hands as you watched the bloody ending of "Ma"? We've got inside scoop on how it all went down.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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