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Trail Mix: Sam Morrow Speaks

first_imgTexas born singer/songwriter Sam Morrow’s voice hangs in the air like cigar smoke.  Considering I like a good cigar, particularly a fine maduro, I am quite fond of Sam Morrow’s voice.Now living in Los Angeles, Sam Morrow is set to release his new record, Ephemeral, this month.  It’s a record that saved it’s writer. Of that there can be no doubt.  Just a few years ago, Sam found himself struggling through addiction. All the while, he remained firmly tethered to his music.  Music saved his life and he made this record.I recently caught up with Sam Morrow to chat about “Old Soul,” which is featured on this month’s Trail Mix, the saving power of music, and whether a church house or a saloon offers a tougher crowd for a singer. BRO – You were in a bad spot just a few years ago.  Safe to say that music was a lifeline?SM – Definitely.  For the first time in years, I had to stop and gather my thoughts.  Writing, specifically, was important because I needed to give life to some of these things in my head.  Music was and is my escape.  It is something, maybe the only thing, that consistently makes sense to me.  In a world full of things that I don’t understand, it is so essential for me – or anybody, I think – to be able to escape to something that does.BRO – We are featuring your tune “Old Soul” on this month’s Trail Mix.  What’s the story behind the song?SM – “Old Soul” is about a break up.  What do ya know?  A song about a break up.  It was written what I came to the realization that I had to totally disconnect in order to connect with someone else.  I had to completely shatter in order to be able to begin picking up all the pieces.  I realized that it was over at the time and so I was pleading for the strength to let it go.BRO – Did you have a record, when you were younger, that really punched you in the belly and made you think, “Yeah, this is what I want to do with my life”?sam morrow 2SM – There were a few, but one in particular would be A Collision by The David Crowder Band.  It is a actually a Christian record, but it is probably the most secular one I know.  The lyrics of this record just really met me what I was and even still where I am.  Sure, there are Christian undertones, but I think, more than anything, this record just deals with being a human.  On top of that, the whole record just has such a huge sound.BRO – “Ephemeral” is such a cool sounding word.  Why is it significant as the title of your record?SM – Yeah, it is, isn’t it?  After I was done recording the record, I knew I had to come up with a title for the whole thing, so I took a step back and tried to find a common motif for all the songs.  I noticed that that motif was being present for life and actually taking the time to step back and digest life.  Life itself is ephemeral, so it is so important for me to be present for as much of it as I can and not take advantage of any moment.  It may sound like something we have heard over and over, but it is just something that I personally need to constantly remind myself.BRO – You’ve played in both churches and bars.  Tougher crowd?SM – Ha.  Good question.  Tough choice, but I’d have to go with bars being the tougher crowd, the reason being that often times, in churches, the words are on a screen behind you and everyone is singing along.  Most bars are loud and people are drunk and not listening.  There is no greater feeling that getting that person that’s not listening to listen.Sam will be celebrating the release of Ephemeral at the Hotel Café out in Los Angeles on May 1st.  Here’s hoping that some East Coast dates follow soon after.For more information on Sam and the new record, point your browser to www.sammorrowmusic.com.last_img read more

Purposeful talent development: Supporting the modern learner

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » Educational offerings need to check more boxes than ever before, as expectations from learners increase. In particular, demanding personal and professional schedules and technology have changed the way modern learners access professional development.With this shift, educators still offer and people still access face-to-face learning experiences, but online courses, e-learning modules and videos have become much of what learners consume. This has many positives, including access to content when you need it, the opportunity to learn about content of interest and fitting with schedules. However, the belief that reading or watching ensures learning—and the ability to apply it—is problematic. When we place responsibility on the learner to engage in application of learning, it can be forgotten or even ignored in place of daily tasks. And, with so much focus on the resulting microlearning and on-demand offerings, have we lost sight of the value of personal interactions with development?Checking all the boxes to support the modern learner requires building application into learning and offering opportunities to build relationships. Within your talent development offerings, how many of these boxes can you check?last_img read more

Bacolod ECQ return could lead to more biz closures

first_img“We are not in favor of this move,” stressed Frank Carbon, chief executive officer Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI). “We are now the highest in Western Visayas, and there are hundreds of pending results coming in. Some hospitals have declared full COVID-19 capacity. Numerous healthcare workers and frontliners have been admitted or home-quarantined,” according to Dr. Ma. Ivy Malata, president of the Philippine Medical Association – Canlaon Medical Society. Starting next month, the city government will implement the “Non-Social Period Ordinance.” All city residents would be prohibited in all public places from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day./PN Negros Occidental Medical Society president Dr. Robert Puerta made a similar call during a virtual consultation with city government officials. BACOLOD City – Business groups fear that more businesses will be forced to permanently close should the proposal to bring back this city to enhance community quarantine (ECQ) push through.  Earlier, concerned physicians urged President Rodrigo Duterte and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to place the city once more under ECQ for two weeks. They cited the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.center_img Malata was referring to cases of local transmission. As of July 28, Bacolod City recorded 152 confirmed COVID-19 cases. Of the 152, 90 were active cases, 58 were recoveries and four were deaths. Carbon said they are amenable of sealing off a particular area or barangay with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases but not the entire city. To recall, business groups earlier this month requested the Sangguniang Panlungsod to amend the curfew ordinance from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. to 12 midnight until 4 a.m. Carbon cited that the lockdown imposed since March to May forced almost 50 percent of business establishments in the city to close. He feared that more establishments would be shuttered should another lockdown happen.last_img read more

Florida breaks record with 216 more deaths, passes 450,000 COVID-19 cases

first_imgFlorida has set another record for deaths reported in a day. As of Wednesday, the state confirmed 9,446 more COVID-19 cases and 216 residents’ deaths.Florida is now up to 451,423 cases and 6,333 resident deaths attributed to the virus since the start of the outbreak, according to the Florida Department of Health. At least 124 more nonresidents have died in Florida, including one more reported Wednesday.The new deaths announced Wednesday include 31 in Broward County, 30 in Miami-Dade and 21 in Palm Beach County.Florida over the weekend passed New York and now has the second-most cases in the United States, behind only California.last_img

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week

first_imgFacebook26Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-Pet of SheltonHi my name is Odie!  I am a young playful boy, and I am looking for my new forever and loving home. Everyone here at Adopt-A-Pet is super kind and loving and I have a nice bed and lots of attention. I am a volunteer favorite, and make everyone laugh by being cute. I like to play with other mellow female dogs, I am good with cats and enjoy playing with older kids. I enjoy car rides, fetch, walks and cuddles!Odie is the Dog of the Week.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit www.adoptapet-wa.org, Facebook at “Adopt-A-Pet of Shelton Washington” or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, visit [email protected]  or 360-432-3091.last_img

Second-half comeback propels Eureka Loggers to H-DN Tourney win over St. Bernard’s Crusaders

first_imgEureka >> The freshly-minted Humboldt-Del Norte League champions, the Eureka Loggers found out what it means to be on top of the heap — everyone is gunning for you and you have a target on your back.Top-seed Eureka (16-1-1 overall) fell behind 1-0 before storming back with three unanswered goals in the second half to beat the St. Bernard’s Crusaders 3-1 in the semifinal round of the H-DN Soccer Tournament on Thursday at Eureka High School.“[Assistant Coach] Tom Learmouth were discussing this …last_img

2016 Ohio State Fair Market Barrow results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Market Barrow: Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky (Champion Light Crossbred)Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow: Lea Kimley, South Charleston (Res. Champion Light Crossbred)Third overall: Diana Weimer, Waterville (Champion Dark Crossbred)Fourth overall: Madelyn Fearon, Greenville (Res. Champion Dark Crossbred)Fifth overall: Jenna Siegel, Marion (Champion Duroc)Sixth overall: Brilea Bishop, Jamestown (Champion Yorkshire) 2016 Junior Market Barrow results Dark CrossbredGrand Champion – Diana Weimer, Waterville-264 lbsReserve Champion – Madelyn Fearon, Greenville-258 lbsLight CrossbredGrand Champion – Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky-262 lbsReserve Champion – Lea Kimley, South Charleston-262 lbsBerkshireGrand Champion – Paige Pence, New Carlisle- 264 lbsReserve Champion – Zander Ivey, Bloomingburg- 250 lbsChester WhiteGrand Champion – Lily Rees, Bidwell-253 lbsReserve Champion – Micah Smock, Jackson Center-256 lbsDurocGrand Champion – Jenna Siegel, Marion- 269 lbsReserve Champion – Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky- 274 lbsHampshireGrand Champion – Kelsey Vollrath, South Charleston- 271 lbsReserve Champion – John Smock, Jackson Center-250 lbsHerefordGrand Champion – Dustin Winner, Piqua- 257 lbsReserve Champion – Kelli Kearney, Burbank- 280 lbsLandraceGrand Champion – Madelyn Harrison, Hamilton- 279 lbsReserve Champion – Tyler Warner, Clyde- 265 lbsPoland ChinaGrand Champion – Ansley Kozarec, Farmersville- 280 lbsReserve Champion – Aaron Rolfe, Sabina- 267 lbsSpotGrand Champion – Anne Thompson, Wilmington- 280 lbsReserve Champion – Saylor Moore, Washington Courthouse- 249 lbsTamworthGrand Champion – Kamree Frey, Upper Sandusky- 262 lbsReserve Champion – Ashton Frey, Upper Sandusky- 270 lbsYorkshireGrand Champion – Brilea Bishop, Jamestown-280 lbsReserve Champion – Kaci Way, West Salem- 246 lbsJunior Breeding Berkshire GiltsDonor Grand Champion Grand Champion Kolton Keener viper man hunt 1/7/2016Donor Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Kendra Keener viper man hunt 1/7/2016Grand Champion Grand Champion Miley Edelman KTB4 Up Roar BFS2 Black Dog 1/13/2016Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Skyler Marker Drinking Class Wanted 1/18/2016Junior Breeding Chester White GiltsGrand Champion Grand Champion Tony Banister Walter Convoy 1/2/2016Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Korrine King AG3 Robbo Cop 47-8 WTX4 U Turn 1/6/2016Junior Breeding Hereford Swine GiltsReserve Champion Reserve Champion Lilly Quesenberry GRUS BOR Rapid Fire 1-1 LNHM Shock Collar 25-3 2/17/2016Reserve Supreme Overall Grand Champion Lilly Quesenberry LNHM Shock Collar 25.3 AH Red Sox 1/4/2016Junior Breeding Poland China GiltsGrand Champion Grand Champion Sofia Zampino Radar Perfect Storm 1/5/2016Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Chloe Studebaker Radar Bullet 1/10/2016Junior Breeding Spotted GiltsReserve Champion Reserve Champion Kayla Barker Power Pak 11-6 Listen In 12-1 2/1/2016Supreme Champion Overall Grand Champion Derek Barker Foot Print 3-1 Worth the Weight 10-6 1/14/2016Junior Breeding Tamworth GiltsGrand Champion Grand Champion Jason Geer GAF14 Mickey 43-1 CHF14 High Geer 22-3 2/6/2016Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Colton Henricks HPS12 Movin On 7-1 HPS9 Moving On 4-1 2/9/2016Session 2Junior Breeding DurocGrand Champion Grand Champion Cassady Healea Slats Load em Up 12/23/2015Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Gracie Isler DCM4 High Rent 43-5 SDF1 Bold Ruler 87-1 1/13/2016Junior Breeding HampshireBred and Owned Grand Champion Grand Champion Natalie Darner Good to Go Point Maker 1/8/2016Bred and Owned Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Micah Smock Good To Go Point Maker 2/3/2016Reserve Supreme Overall Reserve Champion Cale Hall All Eyes 23-7 Home Boy100-3 12/12/2015Supreme Champion Overall Grand Champion Katie Siegel GMW3 Flat Bill 1-3 EC0 Top Shelf 27-2 1/1/2016Junior Breeding Landrace GiltsGrand Champion Grand Champion Elijah Keplinger Got Em Jaws 1/28/2016Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Cade Sponcil WTX4 Got Em 14-6 KORBZ Revolution 12-2 2/1/2016Junior Breeding YorkshireGrand Champion Grand Champion Lea Kimley Close Call Time 2 Shine 12/22/2015Reserve Champion Reserve Champion Mary Sonner ABD3 Dress to Kill 1-3 BOBLO TCG Capone 10-2 12/20/2015last_img read more

FEU alum Santos says Tams should learn from Final 4 loss

first_imgArvin Tolentino had a chance to win the game for FEU but he turned the ball over to pave the way for overtime.READ: No regrets for Tolentino after costly error: ‘That’s part of the game’“It was a good game, they fought until the very end, we could’ve won,” said Santos, a one-time PBA MVP and multiple-time champion. “Of course, it hurts to see when they lost.”Santos, who was a No. 2 overall pick in the PBA, said Tolentino should learn from his mistake.Tolentino was isolated twice in the overtime period that allowed Matt Nieto to score five straight points that gave Ateneo an 85-80 lead with 46.9 seconds left in the game.ADVERTISEMENT No regrets for Tolentino after costly error: ‘That’s part of the game’ “There were mistakes on defense and that last offensive sequence in regulation by Arvin,” said Santos. “I wish that he learns from this, this will be one of the things that he’ll look at and this will motivate him to be better.” LATEST STORIES Arwind Santos. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArwind Santos has experienced his fair share of failures, and when he saw his alma mater Far Eastern University falter in the Final Four against Ateneo he wanted the Tamaraws to learn from the heartbreak and go into the future with a better outlook. “I hope the players don’t look at this loss as a reason to lose confidence in themselves or become lazy,” said Santos in Filipino Wednesday after FEU lost, 88-84, in overtime at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “They should become better after this.”READ: Ateneo escapes FEU, faces DLSU in UAAP Finals rematchFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFEU held a 67-59 lead midway through the fourth quarter but Ateneo cut the deficit and went on to tie the game at 69 on Mike Nieto’s triple with 3:41 left in the period.Jasper Parker gave FEU a 75-72 buffer with 14.5 seconds left but Isaac Go sent the game to extra time with a booming triple six seconds later, tying the game at 75. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

FEU ends NU’s streak, gets share of second spot

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “This is a big help for us, especially for the team’s morale,” said Pascua in Filipino. “Hopefully we can sustain the momentum, the consistency, and the effort.”Pons led FEU with 18 points while Toni Rose Basas and Celine Domingo added 16 and 12 points, respectively.Risa Sato had 14 points to lead NU with Jaja Santiago and Aiko Urdas coming away with 13 and 11 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Far Eastern University stunned previously unbeaten National University, 25-22, 25-27, 25-13, 25-20, and created a three-way logjam for second place in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT View comments The Lady Tamaraws hiked their record to 4-2 and joined defending champion De La Salle and Ateneo at the second seed while the Lady Bulldogs remained atop the pile with a 5-1 card despite the loss.After Bernadeth Pons scored off a powerful crosscourt kill to give FEU a 23-18 lead in the fourth set, the Lady Bulldogs managed to put a scare after NU got a couple of free points, a net touch and service error, to inch within 24-20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNU, though, ironically got handed the loss after Roma Doromal’s last attempt went out of bounds.FEU head coach George Pascua is hoping his team can sustain the momentum from his huge victory. Tabora hopes to help bring back interest in bowling with PSA recognition AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatuscenter_img LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico MOST READ Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Read Next Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citylast_img read more

I won’t dump the team, says Srinivasan

first_imgFor the second time in a little over a month, the Indian cricket board refused to discuss the abysmal performance of the national team on its just-concluded winless tour of England, with new president N Srinivasan reposing full faith in the players.Officials who attended the 82nd BCCI annual general body meeting said that no one uttered a word on the team that failed to register a single win.”Not at all. No one said anything on India’s performance during the two-hour meeting,” one of them said on condition of anonymity.Even on August 15, by which time India had lost three of the four Tests, all the officials who attended a working committee meeting maintained a deafening silence.”They were the toast of India till two months ago, after they won the 50-over World Cup in April. You win some, you lose some. A number of factors led to the defeats, like injuries to some players and bad luck (rains and error-prone technology),” Srinivasan told Mail Today.”I am not going to dump the team just after one bad series.” Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team failed to win a single Test, One-Day International or the lone Twenty20 International.A spate of injuries, fatigue, and rain were the main factors that led to the 0-4 whitewash in the Test series, the 0-3 defeat in the ODI series as well as the T20 International. Earlier in the day, addressing his first press conference as BCCI president, Srinivasan told reporters: “We didn’t have our best team from the beginning. We have faith in the team. There’s no reason why we can’t get back there (No. 1 spot). We have not formed any committee (for a post-mortem).”advertisementSrinivasan, however, said that the BCCI would complain to the ICC about Hot Spot technology.”We were extremely reluctant to implement the DRS (umpires’ Decision Review System) and had no belief in the ball tracking system. The BCCI is not averse to technology and agreed to a minimum usage of DRS, including HotSpot, at the last ICC meeting in Hong Kong,” he said.”We were under the impression that HotSpot was very good. It’s not necessary for me to dwell on the accuracy of HotSpot; it was there for everybody to see.”Rahul Dravid was once given out caught after the review, even though HotSpot showed the ball hadn’t touched his bat. There were other instances when Indians, including VVS Laxman, were at the receiving end of the errorprone technology.”The BCCI will raise this issue at the next ICC meeting. We want to revisit it as we feel HotSpot is insufficient technology and, therefore, we would request that it be revised,” said Srinivasan, who will now sit on the ICC executive board that takes the final call on all decisions.”At the last meeting, Mr (Shashank) Manohar had opposed the DRS before laying down office and at the next meeting I will do it.” A new set of office bearers formally took over at the AGM that was reduced from a two-day affair to one after the 14-point agenda was gone through quickly.Mohinder Amarnath replaced Yashpal Sharma as the north zone representative for the lone change on the senior selection panel. The junior panel remained unchanged. Gargi Banerjee will replace Vrinda Bhagat as head of the five-member women’s selection panel, which saw two changes.On the Indian team boycotting the ICC annual awards function in London recently, Srinivasan clarified that both Manohar and he got the ICC invitations, but not the team. “Neither of us could go as we were busy. But no specific invitation had gone to the team. Later on, an ICC team went to Lord’s to invite the players on September 11, but by then, the players had made their plans (for the day),” he said.Asked about the resumption of bilateral cricket ties between India and Pakistan, Srinivasan said as of now there was nothing on the table. A top Pakistan board official said in Lahore on Monday that they were eager to meet BCCI officials in this regard.last_img read more