Vulfpeck Members Cover Stevie Wonder As The Fearless Flyers In New Music Video

first_imgBack in March, Vulf Records released a six-track EP under a new moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band—comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri—have released four music video-supported tracks from the self-titled EP so far, with the rest of the tracks available for purchase/download here.In addition to the previously released “Aces of Aces”, “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, and “Barbara“, Vulf Records has shared the music video for their sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch.Watch “The Seal Team 6 of funk” take on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with special guests below:[Video: Vulf]The new-ish project—which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—is seemingly a “2.0” version of the original Vulfpeck lineup. Basically, any musical group under the Vulf Records establishment will resonate with fans of Vulfpeck, as the brain and tools behind the music will all come from the same place. The Vulf Compressor, indeed, continues its legacy.The full record is available on Bandcamp and features all sorts of musical nuggets. “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song. There’s also a “kids” version of The Little Mermaid‘s “Under The Sea”.The six-track presentation closes with “Bicentennial”, a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s “Grandma” track from Mr. Finish Line. Vulfpeck’s soulful original version of the song features Antwaun Stanley on vocals, David T. Walker on guitar, and James Gadson on drums and closes with a 45-second groove that left fans wanting more in 2017. The Fearless Flyers’ “Bicentennial” is the extension of that groove and it features Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Elizabeth Lea on trombone and the voice of Jack Stratton as the “sibilant announcer.”You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.last_img read more

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Ronaldo had ‘several offers to leave Madrid’ before settling on Juventus

first_img Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/17/59/cristiano-ronaldo-juventus-inter-serie-a_17qb4pv9t97ji13z0yza53yvia.jpg?t=-1975490201&w=500&quality=80 That had been hints that a switch could be made, but the Blancos were expected to retain the services of an iconic figure and do everything in their power to prevent an exit.The doors at the Santiago Bernabeu were, however, swung open over the summer and Ronaldo packed his bags for Italy.Alternative options were on the table for the 33-year-old but he claims Turin was always his preferred destination, telling Corriere dello Sport: “I had several offers to leave Madrid.“I’ll never say which ones, but Juventus are a solid club. They have so much history. Two Champions League finals, seven league titles…“I knew the atmosphere of their stadium. I’d played in Italy several times before, a couple of times against Juventus.“I felt a connection and then everything else.“I couldn’t be 100 per cent sure that I was joining the best club in the world, given I spent nine years at Real Madrid, but I’m 100 per cent sure I made the right decision at the right time.” Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he had “several offers to leave Real Madrid” before deciding to link up with Juventus in a €100 million (£90m/$114m) deal.As the Portuguese was sending records tumbling in the Spanish capital, while taking his collection of Ballons d’Or and Champions League crowns to five apiece, a move elsewhere appeared unlikely. Ronaldo has been fortunate enough to represent some of the biggest clubs on the planet, with his remarkable career having taken him from Sporting to Juve via Manchester United and Madrid.He has had to shape his game to meet the demands of different environments but insists he feels settled at the Allianz Stadium after being welcomed with open arms.“Juve are different to everyone else in many ways, even in the way they treat me. Small details make a big difference,” added Ronaldo.“However, I prefer to emphasise similarities. Manchester United, Real and Juve are the top teams in their respective countries, but here the roads are divided.“Italian teams, for example, tend to defend more on the field, while things are much more relaxed away from football in Spain. “In Italy, the concentration, dedication and commitment are greater. At the end of the day, the level is similar.”Ronaldo has already recorded 11 goals for Juventus this season, leaving those who missed out on his services to reflect on what could have been.AC Milan have admitted that they were in the market for a much sought-after signature at one stage, while a return to Old Trafford and a possible switch to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain were mooted before the Bianconeri got their man.last_img read more

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Lukaku finally responds after facing slack from Gary Neville

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement cr58pNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs326Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E8gvx( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) nw0lWould you ever consider trying this?😱3qt1Can your students do this? 🌚jeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku has finally come up with an answer to the deprecation faced from his former club Manchester United legend Gary Neville, who shamed the Belgian for being ‘overweight’ and ‘unprofessional’. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesAfter months of speculation, the 26 year old joined the Serie A heavyweights in early August for €80 million, and also secured a five year contract at San Siro and £300,000 per week wage.However, Neville, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, gave Lukaku a mouthful of slack via his official Twitter, in a conversation with United We Stand editor Andy Mitten.Advertisement After almost 3 weeks, the Belgian international has replied to the criticism.In a recent interview with BBC Sport, Lukaku hit back at Neville, saying: “Don’t question my professionalism. I live for this game. I am at home all the time. I try to do everything to improve.”The Nerazzuri attacker targeted Neville’s words that seemingly diminished Lukaku’s reputation at Old Trafford.“[Neville] can talk about my fitness but he should never say anything about my professionalism, that I don’t work hard enough. That is something he cannot say. All the coaches I have had say the same thing about me.”He also mentioned that every manager he’s ever worked under has been hailing him for being a hard worker, and added that it will be the same for his favourite gaffer at San Siro.“What did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say when I was on the training ground? What did he say? That I always work hard and always do my best to try and improve myself.”“Same with Jose Mourinho and Roberto Martinez. Now Antonio Conte will say it.”Lukaku scored his first goal for Inter in the Serie A season opening, where Conte’s side thrashed Lecce 4-0.Inter Milan are travelling to to Sardegna Arena this Monday to face Cagliari in their upcoming league fixture. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Passionate, respected assistant coach who worked for Raiders, Cal, Stanford dies at 72

first_imgGunther Cunningham, who spent a lifetime as a football coach, including stops with Stanford, Cal and the Los Angeles Raiders, died Saturday. He was 72.The announcement was made by the Detroit Lions, for whom Cunningham worked last. The Detroit Free Press reported that the one-time Walnut Creek resident died of cancer.“Gunther Cunningham will forever be remembered as one of the great men of our game,” the Lions said in a statement. “He left a lasting impact on every person who was fortunate …last_img read more

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Pardon, Your Worldview Is Showing

first_img(Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The most dangerous ideology is the one that doesn’t acknowledge its worldview assumptions.Several articles from the science news were partly successful noting the risk of assumptions in scientific theories. Unfortunately, none of them recognized the fundamental assumption of naturalism.Time for one universe: Adam Frank, writing frankly for NPR’s 13.7 Cosmos & Culture blog, thinks physics may have gotten “something really important really wrong.” That something important is the idea of a multiverse, a concept that cosmologist Lee Smolin championed but is now abandoning in his new book with philosopher Roberto Unger, The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time. Frank makes this amazing statement that undermines the popular notion of science’s triumphal march of progress:When the path towards progress in a field becomes muddied, the best response may be to step away from all the technical specifics that make up day-to-day practice and begin pulling up the floorboards. In other words, rather than continuing to push on the science, it may be best to ask about the unspoken philosophies supporting that research effort.Based on a workshop he attended organized by Smolin and Unger, he feels more than ever that string theory and multiverse theory have led scientists astray. The bullet points from the conference: (1) There is only one universe (which should be intuitive from the definition of the word), (2) Time is real, and (3) Mathematics is selectively real. “Taken together, these three claims constitute a significant departure from mainstream ideas in physics,” Frank says. Smolin and Unger recognize the importance recognizing the philosophical underpinnings of science. The new book “constitutes just an outline — a beginning — for a new approach to physics,” but does it go far enough? Is philosophy itself derivable from matter and energy in time?Human exceptionalism: Could we upload a brain to a computer? asks Richard Jones (U of Sheffield) in The Conversation. And if we could, should we? Jones takes a historical look at transhumanism up through modern ideas and on through future trends. A brain is more than molecules, he says with logical finesse, even if it were possible to replicate its wiring diagram:This points us towards a deeper conceptual difficulty. Just because we can simulate some aspects of the way the brain works, that doesn’t necessarily mean we are completely emulating a real brain, or indeed a mind. No conceivable increase in computer power will allow us to simulate the brain at the level of individual molecules. So brain emulation would only be possible if we could abstract its digital, logical operations from the messy molecular level detail.It’s as hopeless as trying to deduce the logic of a computer by watching the electrons flowing. Smith does a good job debunking transhumanism, even to the point of calling it dangerous or at least a distortion of science’s priorities. But he also says, “But no-one designed a brain – it evolved – so there is no reason to expect any simple mapping of its operations to digital logic.” Pardon, your materialistic worldview is showing. And it is self-refuting. By Smith’s own statement, if his own brain evolved without design, there is no reason to expect it to be logical.Explaining right but not left: Simon Oxehham, writing for New Scientist, purports to explain “Brexit, Trump, and the rise of the far right.” As he points to immigration and other social movements, relying on explanations by sociologists, he depicts conservatives as driven by emotion, as if he stands on a dispassionate higher plane. Example: “Instead, people find ways to explain what is happening around them that lay the blame with someone else.” In this, he betrays a severe case of the Yoda Complex. Could not a conservative write a mirror-image piece (if New Scientist would print it) about the rise of the far left? How would a neutral observer determine who is left, and who is right?Car evolution: Two scientists mentioned by Science Daily used Darwinian evolutionary theory to analyze the evolution of automobiles (which everyone knows are intelligently designed). This is a turbo-charged case of Berra’s Blunder, explains Evolution News & Views. Readers may wish to consider whether natural selection is a case of circular reasoning, as Stephen Talbott argues for the Nature Institute. Talbott is neither creationist or intelligent design advocate, but he recognizes the problem that many evolutionary explanations amount to little more than storytelling and tautologies.What is matter? Never mind: A refreshing trend away from storytelling in scientific publishing is being undertaken by a new journal called simply, Matters. “Stories can wait. Science can’t” announces the explanation page, “Why Matters.” This journal promises to publish single observations from anyone who can show credible evidence subject to triple-blind peer review. An embedded video shows how traditional publishing stifles the lone scientist wishing to make public an important observation by forcing him or her to make up a story that fits the consensus. Unfortunately, the video misrepresents the Galileo Affair, portraying church fathers with “I love Jesus” tatts stomping on his neck. With that kind of misunderstanding of history, will Matters stifle a submission with a credible observation of design, like powered flight?To begin to unravel the stranglehold that materialism maintains on “science,” one needs to point out its worldview dependencies. This gets the materialist off his pedestal, so that real dialogue can begin. Then, one needs to proceed by showing how the materialistic worldview is self-defeating, because it relies on concepts that cannot be reduced to be particles. Those concepts, further, must be non-evolving, else they become unworthy of trust.Your job is to remove the Yoda Complex mask from the materialist. It acts like one of the new-fangled Virtual Reality headsets, creating universes the wearer can adapt with his own actions. Sooner or later, the wearer bumps into an object in the real world. When you see a scientist acting strangely with his Yoda headset on, a few well-placed obstacles can help bring him to his senses, forcing him to take the mask off by himself. Then, smile and talk to him about reality. Expect this to take a little time during the transition from Storyland, which just looked so real to him. It can be jolting.last_img read more

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R33m to make Mahikeng top-notch

first_imgVarious neighbourhoods in Mahikeng will be upgraded. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEC Mahlakeng Mahlakeng announced the R33-million public investment. (Image: NWPG) MEDIA CONTACTS • Matshube Mfoloe Head of Communication Gauteng Department of Education +27 18 387 2447or +27 82 305 4594  RELATED ARTICLES • New ambulances for North West • Facelift for Athlone Station site • R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs • New centre to foster science careersBongani NkosiMahikeng, the capital of the North West province, will receive a R33-million (US$4.8-million) government-funded facelift to transform it into a model city.The provincial government announced the investment on 18 January 2011 in response to concerns that infrastructure in Mahikeng has been deteriorating.Part of the aim is to elevate the city to standards expected of a provincial capital city. “The R33-million is just a drop in an ocean if indeed we really want to give Mahikeng the look and a feel of what a capital city of the province should be,’’ said MEC for Public Works, Roads and Transport Mahlakeng Mahlakeng.Priority projects, which will begin soon, include refurbishing government buildings in Mahikeng and upgrading roads there.Mahikeng was known as Mafikeng until its name was officially changed in 2010.The neighbouring town of Mmabatho, where other government buildings are located, will also score from the investment with upgrades set to take place there as well.“My department will fast-track the refurbishment and the proper maintenance of government buildings, especially office buildings in Mahikeng and Mmabatho,” said Mahlakeng.He added that the ultimate aim is to attract further investments to spruce up Mahikeng. “I will also approach the National Department of Public Works … to find out from them how they can contribute in this massive project to give Mahikeng a desired facelift.” The R33-million in funding has been sourced from the budgets of other programmes being run by the North West Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport. Mahlakeng pointed out that this would not “compromise any of our other programmes and activities before the end of the financial year in March 2011”. The department will go all out to encourage other provincial departments, as well as the Mahikeng Local Municipality and the Ngaka Modiri Molema District Municipality, to help raise more funds for facelift projects, he added. “I will persuade them to dig very deep into their coffers to match our R33-million pledge and even go beyond.”Projects will form part of the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), which has created jobs for many of South Africa’s unemployed youngsters. Adopted in 2004, EPWP aims to reduce the unemployment rate by creating 4.5-million full- and part-time jobs.Fixing roads after torrential rainsThe North West’s roads have been affected by the torrential rain that’s recently fallen in most parts of South Africa, and the problem of potholes has been exacerbated.The province has injected more than R180-million ($26-million) into major road repairs and maintenance following the bad weather. A total of 28 municipalities across the country, including four in the North West, have been declared disaster areas.Contractors for road maintenance and repairs will be appointed very soon, according to the MEC. “At least six roads per district will be resealed, patched and marked before the end of the month,’’ he said.Construction of a tarred road between Ganyesa and Tlakgameng, two districts within the province, is also expected to start soon.last_img read more

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Bizweni gets classroom boost

first_imgA child with a mental disability reads at the official opening. (Image: SA Goodnews)A new skills development wing at the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, in Somerset West, will serve those at the school who need specialised care and stimulation.The new unit will cater for 30 children between the ages of 12 and 18. It was officially opened in March 2016.“Ideally, we want to keep stimulating these children with social, educational and physical learning opportunities as they grow up so that they are able to improve in all areas and ultimately enjoy the best possible quality of life,” said Vicky Hinrichsen, the centre’s project manager.CLASSROOMSThe new unit consists of two large classrooms, toilets with wheelchair access, a patio for outdoor activities and a new office.An extension to the existing building, it cost more than R2-million was completed by Rotary Club of Helderberg in partnership with Peninsula Beverages, the local bottler and distributor of The Coca-Cola Company products in Western and Northern Cape; Rotary Club of Newlands; and several large and small sponsors.“Rotary International president Ravi Ravindran, at the beginning of his tenure, asked Rotarians to be a ‘Gift to the World’ and to ensure the gifts they provide are not just given as hand-outs, but are offered with love and respect,” Geraldine Nicol, the district governor of Rotary District 9350, said at the official opening.“Today we celebrate the opening of the extension to the Bizweni Centre for Disabled Children, a gift given with much love and respect by the Rotary Club of Helderberg together with our grateful thanks to the donors, which include individuals, sister Rotary Clubs, certain charitable trusts and Peninsula Beverages, all of whom helped turn the impossible dream into a reality.”At the centre, children learn basic computer skills, gardening, cooking and cleaning skills as well as how to write.BIZWENIBizweni has been running for 18 years and has 56 children, all of whom have physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, and Down syndrome.Most of them come from homes where services such as individualised occupational, speech and remedial therapy are increasingly difficult to obtain. For many of the children, placement at the appropriate special needs schools is not a possibility.The physical well-being of children at Bizweni is also critical and they are encouraged to develop their muscle strength and mobility under the guidance of carers.“The staff at Bizweni are true heroes for bringing such joy into the lives of these children each day,” said John Joubert, the Peninsular Beverages commercial director. “We are thankful for the opportunity to partner with Bizweni and Rotary Club of Helderberg to complete our 28th brick and mortar project which will ultimately ensure more children with disabilities are able to flourish.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

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Adelaide Test: Virat Kohli and India 6 wickets away from creating history in Australia

first_imgIndia have Australia on the ropes and are now on the cusp of history after another gripping day of Test cricket at the Adelaide Oval.Virat Kohli’s team is just 6 wickets away from beating the hosts and taking a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.Australia were reduced to 104 for 4 and have to score another 219 runs in three sessions with Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Tim Paine being the only recognised batsmen left in their ranks.With momentum on their side and the bowlers putting relentless pressure on the batsmen, expect India to go on an all-out attack at the Aussies in the final three sessions on Monday.”We bowled really well and in great areas but still a long way to go tomorrow (Monday). We’ll have to come hard at Australia and I think we need to keep the same patience and the same line and lengths,” Ajinkya Rahane said after the day’s play.Australia will set a new record at the Adelaide Oval if they do manage to chase down 323, bettering the previous best of 315 which they scored against England way back in 1902 at this venue.India however, are in a better position to close out the match on the final day and register a win in the first Test of a series in Australia for the first time in history.If they win at Adelaide, then Kohli will become the first Asian captain to win a Test match in South Africa, England and Australia. India had won the Johannesburg Test againt the Proteas in January this year following which they defeated England in the 4th Test at Southampton later in August-September.advertisementA victory will also see India become the first Asian side to win Tests in England, Australia and South Africa in a calendar year.India’s day again and we are on the verge of history. In Cricket, it isn’t over till it actually is over but tomorrow ,I look forward to seeing India win the first test of a series in Australia for the very first time #AusvInd pic.twitter.com/ukqMmRdq2fVVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 9, 2018A result in favour of Kohli’s side will also end the 10-year wait for an Indian triumph in Australia in Tests. India had a last won a Test in Australia back in 2008 at the WACA in Perth.But the job will be easier said than done with Marsh (31 not out) and Head (11 not out) resuming the action on the fifth day. Shaun Marsh (31 not out) and Travis Head (11 not out) will look to deny India a victory on Day 5 of the Adelaide Test (Reuters Photo)Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon even sounded a warning after the day’s play on Sunday by saying that the hosts can not just deny the visitors a win but push for victory themselves.”We need not complicate things, enjoy ourselves, compete hard and fight our backsides off. We’ve had that belief before when our backs have been against the wall, but we’ve got a massive sniff here, I believe anyway, in this Test match,” Lyon told reporters after stumps on Day 4.That’s stumps! Shaun Marsh is unbeaten on 31, while Head finishes the day on 11 not out.Australia will need 219 more runs to win on the final day: https://t.co/lTUqyqRMzW #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/e7O6qRRMCPcricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 9, 2018Australia had hung on to a nail-biting draw just two months back when they were chasing 462 runs against Pakistan in the first Test in Dubai thanks to Usman Khawaja’s match-saving 141 and brilliant knocks from Head (72) and Paine (61*).This time however, they have a smaller target to chase but once again face an uphill battle against the world number Test side with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah breathing fire down their necks.”We just spoke about Dubai. We still believe we can win this, and that’s the best thing. We still believe we’re in this game, it’s just about coming out tomorrow (Monday), winning the first ball, first over, first hour, just breaking it down, very simple.”I think the pitch has quickened up a little bit and is doing a lot less for the seamers. It’s definitely spinning and they’ve got a world-class spinner. So it’s going to be a great challenge for our batters out there with two left-handers, with R Ashwin spinning away,” said Lyon, who took 6 for 122 in the second Indian innings.Also Read | Adelaide Test: Ashwin, Shami put India on the cusp of famous win over AustraliaAlso Read | We still believe we can win this: Nathan Lyon on Australia’s chances in Adelaide TestAlso Read | Adelaide Test: India looking to come hard at Australia on day 5, says Ajinkya RahaneAlso Read | Expected 25 more runs from the tail-enders, says Team India batting coach Sanjay BangarAlso Read | Cheteshwar Pujara the difference between India and Australia in Adelaide: Allan Borderadvertisementlast_img read more

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