While Neil Young has been keeping busy with The Promise Of The Real, the beloved singer/songwriter has just announced plans for a brand new release. Titled EARTH, the new release is something quite unique, mixing live recordings with the music of the Earth itself, be it the natural tones of animals or the shrill sounds of the city.The new album is due out on June 17th, and the live audio was captured during Young’s 2015 tour with Promise Of The Real. That band features Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of the great Willie Nelson. With cuts from their new release, The Monsanto Years, as well as tracks from Young’s storied career, there’s no shortage of material for this new release. Couple that with the unusual mixing approach, and you have the makings of an intriguing new album.Young shared his own note about the new release, which you can read below:EARTHWe made a live record and every creature on the planet seemed to show up.Suddenly all the living things of Earth were in the audience going crazy.Then they took over the stage, letting their wild sounds mingle with the Vanilla Singers perfect corporate harmony.Earth’s creatures let loose, there were Bee breakdowns, Bird breakdowns and yes, even Wall Street breakdowns, jamming with me and Promise of the Real!The show was non stop bliss for 98 minutes, no breaks.EARTH does not fit on iTunes.It breaks all their rules(and couldn’t all really be heard that way anyway)No one who was there will ever forget the love, wonder and beautiful madness of EARTH.I know I won’t.Neil
The South Ripley Lady Raiders were defeated by The Trinity Lutheran Lady Cougars 25-19, 25-18, 25-23.For SR, Top Kills – Kiley Sparks 28/34 attacks with 11 kills and Elexah Roepke with 31/35 attacks with 10 kills; Top Server – Kiley Sparks 18/18 Serves with 1 ace; Top Digs – Kiley Sparks 16/20 Digs; Top Assists – Toria Tucker 66/67 sets with 19 assists; Top Receptions – Mariah Gentile 23/24.Courtesy of Raiders Coach Lisa Gilpin.
It might seem unlikely, but for the past three years, the senior class valedictorian has come from the Viterbi School of Engineering.First in line · Liana Ching, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, is this year’s valedictorian. She will deliver a speech at commencement. – Carlo Acenas | Daily Trojan The extensive math and science demanded by Viterbi’s curriculum is enough to scare many people away, but this year’s valedictorian, Liana Ching, embraced the challenge.Ching, a senior majoring in chemical engineering, earned an overall 3.98 grade point average, which — combined with her extracurricular activities, post- graduation plans and an essay — won her the honor of 2010 valedictorian.“In a way, I’m being asked to represent the achievements of the class of 2010,” Ching said. “It’s taking kind of a long time I would say for the gravity of that to sink in.”Ching was among 18 seniors invited to submit an application for valedictorian in the beginning of March. Each candidate has a 3.98 grade point average or above and a transcript without any B’s, said Gene Bickers, vice provost for undergraduate programs.“We try to make sure that we go over every student who’s eligible,” Bickers said. “I’m glad I don’t have to make the selection because they’re all amazing students.”In addition to Ching’s chemical engineering major, she has an emphasis in environmental engineering and a minor in forensics and criminality. Ching will spend this summer in Oregon working on air pollution for Intel’s Logic Technology Developmental group and then will attend Stanford University in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in environmental engineering.At USC, Ching has been project manager of Engineers Without Borders, an organization in which students travel to developing countries and facilitate the building of a necessity for the community, for the past few years. She has focused on constructing a water system in Honduras since her freshman year.“The big challenge is just getting it all done, getting all the work done on time and still having time to get to do other things,” she said.Ching also played on the women’s club soccer team and several intramural sports, represented Viterbi as a student ambassador and participated in the Society of Women Engineers, among other organizations.“Liana is very special,” said Louise Yates, dean of Viterbi admissions and student affairs. “She’s also someone who’s been incredibly involved … She doesn’t sleep, I don’t think.”Ching attended a small private high school in San Diego, which she said jumpstarted her education and placed her ahead in math before she was a freshman at USC. Looking for a bigger school, Ching chose USC for its vibrant community.“When I came to college, I actually wanted to let myself not have the grade be the ultimate goal in my courses,” Ching said.With the hefty requirement of 132 units for a chemical engineering major, Ching focused on learning the material and understanding the concepts, which consequently produced good grades, she said.Viterbi gave her a sense of place, Ching said, and made her feel like the faculty and staff knew each student by name.“It’s awesome because it’s almost like another small university within the university,” Ching said. “It’s like that small-school feel with all of the resources of a larger school.”Ching, who studied in Rome during the summer 2008 as part of a study abroad program specifically designed for engineering students, said she is grateful for the opportunities USC afforded her.“I’m going to miss being a student here and having ridiculous perks and having access to tons of activities without even trying,” Ching said. “I’ve really gotten to explore new things here.”Ching said that, more than anything, she is grateful for the help she has received along the way. “I think that every stage of life kind of builds on the ones before it,” Ching said. “And I’ve definitely had all the support that I could have asked for.”
Shinsuke Nakamura won the 2018 30-man Royal Rumble match. Photo by WWE.comCaptivating the western world, Japanese stars Shinsuke Nakamura and Asuka will now have a chance to strut their stuff at the grandest stage of them all after winning their respective Royal Rumble matches on Monday (Manila time) in Philadelphia.Nakamura emerged victorious in the 30-man Royal Rumble match, eliminating Roman Reigns last to book a ticket to the main event of WrestleMania.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Entering at number 14, the King of Strong Style spent 44 minutes in the ring and survived a tough challenge from the final six competitors in the match, namely Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Finn Balor, John Cena, and finally, Reigns.Nakamura didn’t waste time in naming who he wants to face as he picked AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkIt was an eventful Rumble match that saw NXT Champion Andrade “Cien” Almas (No. 7) and Undisputed Era leader Adam Cole (No. 23) make surprise appearances.Former WWE Cruiserweight Champions Mysterio (27) and The Hurricane (21) also made shock entries in the all-star list. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Styles also survived a handicap match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn after reversing the Pop-up Powerbomb to a rollup following a controversial tag call by the referee.Cesaro and Sheamus became four-time Raw Tag Team Champions after topping Seth Rollins and an injured Jason Jordan, while The Usos swept the 2-out-of-3 falls match against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable to keep their SmackDown Tag Team Championships.In the kickoff show, Bobby Roode beat Mojo Rawley in his US Open Challenge to retain the United States Championship.The Revival also avenged their loss at Raw 25 after beating The Club, while the masked trio of Kalisto, Gran Metalik, and Lince Dorado defeated TJP, Gentleman Jack Gallagher, and Drew Gulak.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ronda Rousey made a shock appearance after Asuka won the first ever 30-women Royal Rumble match. Photo from WWE.comThe Empress of Tomorrow also dominated in the 30-women Royal Rumble match after entering 25th and last eliminating Nikki Bella.A lot of surprises also made waves in the match, with legends Lita (5), Torrie Wilson (9), Molly Holly (12), Michelle McCool (14), Vickie Guerrero (16), Kelly Kelly (19), Beth Phoenix (24), Brie Bella (28), and Trish Stratus (30) all making their presence felt.NXT Women’s Champion Ember Moon (23) and Mae Young Classic winner Kairi Sane (6) also entered the historic match.But the biggest shock came after the match when Ronda Rousey emerged and hinted at a possible WrestleMania match while Asuka was making a decision between SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss.Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal Championship as he pinned Kane after an F5 in their brutal triple threat match, which also included Braun Strowman.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Ronda Rousey signs with WWE Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases View comments