You can learn more about Be MORE Now and Be MORE Now Films on their website.You can donate to Morris’ fundraising campaign to officially license the footage used here.[Cover photo (Trey) via Phil Clarkin] Last year, Phish fan/filmmaker Kelly D. Morris created a harrowing yet hopeful video for the band’s uplifting new tune, “More”, featuring footage of 2016’s chaotic, emotionally fraught, and thoroughly divisive current events interspersed with crowd-sourced videos and images portraying love and togetherness. The video matches the sentiments of the anthemic track from Phish’s most recent release, Big Boat, illustrating a clear perspective on the hostile, violent, and uncertain world in which we live. Written by Trey Anastasio on the shores of Tortola in the British virgin islands while contemplating the ongoing social and political upheaval occurring on the mainland, “More” takes a defiant stance against any and all forces of darkness that may try to subvert the ever-present positivity and light in this world: “Vibrating with love and light/ Pulsating with love and light/ In a world gone mad, world gone mad/ There must be something more than this.”This Fan-Made Music Video For Phish’s “More” Inspires Hope In A Time Of Darkness [Watch]The experiment, dubbed “The More Project”, went viral in the Phish community and helped spur Morris to found Be MORE Now, an initiative that shines a light on people taking action to spread love and light) and Be MORE Now Films, the production arm of the project. In the year since the “More” video’s release, Morris has used it as a platform to inspire public involvement and support for a variety of humanitarian issues, including relief efforts for the recent string of Hurricanes to hit the Southeast U.S. and its surrounding islands, for whom Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio recently set up a relief fund.Trey Anastasio, Dave Matthews, Aaron Neville, & More Announce “A Concert For Island Relief”Now, Morris has released a new video in the same vein as her “More” project, this time using Phish‘s 9/3/17 performance of “Rise Up/Come Together”, a new Trey Anastasio Band song that Trey played frequently with his solo band earlier this year before eventually introducing it the the Phish repertoire in Pittsburgh in July. The video displays a wide swath of images and clips of togetherness, corresponding perfectly to each line Trey sings.You can watch Kelly D. Morris’ new unofficial video for Anastasio’s “Rise Up/Come Together” (with sound design by Andrew Burgess) as performed by Phish on 9/3/17 below via her YouTube page:You’ll notice when watching the new video that many of the clips used (cited here) are watermarked, as the costs of officially licensing much of the footage total up to over $4,000. Kelly has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help fund the video’s licensing fees so she can spread her message of togetherness, positivity, and action the way it was intended to be seen. To donate to Morris’s project, head to her GoFundMe campaign page.Following the release of her newest inspirational Phish “music video”, we spoke to Kelly the new video project, the lasting waves she made with last year’s “More Project”, the new endeavors it’s inspired, and the overall message she hopes her work conveys to the world:Live For Live Music: In what ways did the momentum from “The More Project” lead to or affect your work on the new “Rise/Come Together” video?Kelly D. Morris: The reception “The More Project” video received let to the organization and creation of Be MORE Now, which led to Be MORE Now Films, where I have been focusing most of my energy since May 2017. I spent the summer documenting as I traveled, seeing live music, and working on two film projects, a documentary series, and a concepted short film. Then, I heard Phish play ‘Rise/ Come Together in Pittsburgh, and (akin to the way I felt when I heard ‘More’ in Las Vegas in 2016), the idea of a video project for Rise/ Come Together started coming together in my head.Live For Live Music: “Rise/Come Together” was played frequently by TAB early this year, and has now been played live three times by Phish. How did you decide which version of the song to use for the video?Kelly D. Morris: I had a great talk with a phriend, Linda Laurence, a week after Dick’s. She and I shared our mutual feelings of inspiration from the song. We agreed 9.03.17 Rise was the strongest version to date: the chant built audibly and was so clean; the solo lit up out of the gates.Over Labor Day weekend 2017, emotion was running high through the crowd, which many of us were feeling intensely. Between the Baker’s Dozen and Dick’s, the protests & riots had happened in Charlottesville. Hurricane Harvey had just flooded Houston, fires were burning the West. Politically, our everyday lives had been so palpably charged that it was hard to let go of those thoughts. By night 3, when the song was played, its placement in the set (Down with Disease > Light > Rise/ Come Together) felt like a message. Through the darkenss & difficulty affecting us on a local, national and international level, we’ve got to look for the light and find what unites us by rising above our differences. It’s a universal message–we’ve got to choose love, choose kindness. We’ve got to rise up.Live For Live Music: What is the overall message you hope to convey with this new project?Kelly D. Morris: You’ve probably noticed that I did not include footage of Phish or phans in this project [as I did with “More”]. To me, this song and its message are universal–we’re all on this planet together. We all love the same way. The walls that divide us don’t serve us. We all want to be loved, we are all one. Therefore, I wanted to create a video that could reach beyond the Phish community. Music heals, and this song has that power, just as ‘More’ does, and I think ‘Everything’s Right‘ has it, too. I want everyone to see themselves in this video. It’s about all of us–it doesn’t matter if you see yourself on screen literally. You can see yourself through the emotion, through humanity, and through the animals, symbols of peace, people around the world, united, working together, experiencing nature, loving, giving, doing and sharing.If anyone could find more compassion, empathy, love, understanding, or hope after viewing the video than they felt before watching it, I’d be happy. Letting go of negativity leaves room for more love. I’ll -hope for that.
The Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership (CWIL) hosted an installment of the CWIL Colloquium featuring a presentation by Fulbright Arabic Teaching Assistant Olfa Slimane. Slimane discussed the ways in which prominent female figures have shaped history in Tunisia and helped create a modern society with gender equality. “The Tunisian woman is a mixture of different cultures,” Slimane said. “She is the Berber. She is the Byzantine. She is the Roman, the Arab, the Muslim, the Christian, the Jew.”In the early years of Tunisian history, one of the most notable women was Elissa, known as Dido to the Western world, Slimane said. Elissa founded “The Shining City,” Carthage, after fleeing her hometown in Lebanon when her brother killed her husband. She bought the land where she built the city by offering cowhide to locals.“These women paved the history of Tunisia,” Slimane said of Elissa and several others. “Because of them, Tunisian women gained very strong agency in the society. However, it is strongly felt in society, but it was not written in the Constitution.”Slimane said before Tunisia gained independence, Tahar Haddad, a modernist scholar, issued a book that offered a modern reading of the Quran, causing it to be censored. He distinguished between Islamic precepts — the timeless beliefs held by Muslims — and Islamic law, which is temporal. According to Slimane, the book was censored because Haddad viewed women’s education as an integral part of a wider nationalist project to fight colonialism. “His book was the basis for this CPS, which is Code for Personal Status, in Tunisia, which is a series of rules and laws that secure equality of men and women in certain areas,” Slimane said.Slimane said after Tunisia gained independence, Habib Bourguiba, the first president, started a nationalist project based on Haddad’s book to build a modern progressive society and a politically and economically strong state by focusing on women’s education and women’s emancipation. She said the CPS, started under Bourguiba, raised the minimum age of marriage for both men and women and abolished polygamy and unilateral unexplained divorce by men. It also gave women alimony and custody rights, the right to legal abortion or child adoption and the rights to vote or be elected into office. “The status is very exceptional in the region,” Slimane said. “But it is not appreciated by many Muslim because it departs from the conventional way of viewing Islam.” Slimane said the situation of women after the revolution changed. “Women in Tunisia have great agency in society and politics in particular. This was not translated after the revolution election in 2011. One of the ironies of [the revolution] is that while it was a step forward for democracy, it has always threatened to be a step backward in women’s rights. The reappearance of the Islamist party with its more conservative position in the political scene put the CPS in jeopardy.” “We have a clause in the CPS saying that the woman is equal to men in household, and they wanted to change it to complementary to men in the household.” Slimane said. “This raised a lot of disagreement among people and many women organizations fought in order to keep the CPS untouched and to give women more prominence in politics.”Tags: center for women’s intercultural leadership, tunisia
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini are facing likely bans of around seven years when FIFA’s ethics judge delivers his verdict on Monday.Barring a major surprise, both FIFA president Blatter and UEFA president Platini are expected to be found guilty of ethics code breaches surrounding a £1.3million “disloyal payment” made to the Frenchman in 2011.German judge Hans-Joachim Eckert, the chairman of FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber, held disciplinary hearings for the pair last week and is due to announce his findings and any sanctions on Monday morning.Ethics investigators accept that proving corruption, which carries a lifetime ban, will be difficult – it was reported on Sunday that Blatter himself had claimed that those charges would be dropped.Investigators are very confident that other charges including conflict of interest, false accounting and non co-operation – or criticism of the ethics committee – will be proved. A file running to more than 50 pages was submitted by investigators.Sources with knowledge of the case say sanctions handed down to other FIFA officials previously provide an indication of the level of the bans faced by Platini and Blatter. In July, Harold Mayne-Nichols. the official who headed the inspection team for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, was banned from all football-related activity for seven years for conflict of interest and breach of confidentiality.Former FIFA vice-president Chung Mong-Joon from Korea was banned for six years in October for ethics code breaches that he said related to matters such as duty of disclosure, and confidentiality.Platini boycotted his hearing in Zurich on Friday in protest, claiming a decision already appeared to have been made. His lawyers attended, but it looks as though the Frenchman is already preparing to take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.His slim hopes of running for the FIFA presidency on February 26 would be finally ended by any sort of a ban however. The provisional suspensions imposed on him and Blatter in October mean he has been unable to carry out any campaigning.Blatter is unlikely to go quietly either as he faces an end to his four decades at the top of FIFA. The 79-year-old has called a news conference for Monday morning in Zurich in the same building that used to house FIFA before it moved to its new headquarters in 2006. He has already claimed in media interviews that the ethics committee has no power to remove him as president. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
UCLA coach Mick Cronin told Sporting News the most important thing to the Bruins is having some level of certainty about the coming season. UCLA basketball is one high-major athletic program that did not have its players return to campus during the summer months. In the Bruins’ regular Zoom calls, Cronin said, the players are asking questions about the 2020-21 season that he struggles to answer.Now, he can tell them it’ll be the 2021 season.MORE: Kevin Warren’s role as Big Ten’s bad news bearer isn’t his fault, but it is his problem“To me, you’re better off knowing,” Cronin told SN. “The players want to know: ‘When are we going to play?’ It helps their mental state, to know when the season is starting.“At least now, I have an answer. We’ll start our workouts soon. We’ll start practicing on whatever date the Pac-12 gives us, usually 40 days before your first game but maybe there’ll be some accommodation because of this situation. But at least you’ll know. We’ll be able to give them some direction. To me, that helps a guy. They’re sitting around, like: ‘Coach, are we playing this year or not?’”The Pac-12 statement included word from its medical advisers that rapid testing — results in hours rather than days — should be available in the coming months, which will help sort out who does and does not belong on an athletic field at any given moment. And, “We will have a greater understanding of potential short- and long-term health effects of COVID-19 to better inform medical decision-making.” Like a solid screen that came from the blind side, the basketball teams of the Pacific-12 Conference learned on Thursday they would not be playing games until Jan. 1. At least.The Pac-12’s announcement it would postpone competition in fall sports included a declaration the conference would stage no intercollegiate competition until 2021. Men’s basketball has a nationwide starting date of Nov. 10, which NCAA vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt said earlier this month he expected would hold. The Bruins finished last season with a 19-12 record and 12-6 mark in the Pac-12, missing a conference championship on a buzzer-beating jumper by crosstown rival Southern California. They have their entire lineup returning from that team, including leading scorer Chris Smith, who entered the NBA Draft but withdrew before the NCAA’s deadline to retain college eligibility.Cronin does not know for certain what a January start would mean to the college basketball season, but anticipates the possibility of playing only conference games, possibly expanding to a full double-round-robin of 22 games.“They’ve got time to work on it, and they’ve been working on it,” Cronin said. “The Pac-12 has had a committee working for three months on: If we don’t play until January, what’s the best way to do it? I think they’re trying to do what’s the safest play.”
14 Jul 2014 PowaKaddy support for England Golf women players PowaKaddy, the number one name in golf trolleys, has presented a fleet of its latest FW7 model to the women’s Performance and USA squads, as part of its support for England Golf’s elite amateurs. The trolleys, which combine the latest lightweight and super strength materials with a modern design, have been customised with all-white frames, which feature the England Golf logo. The presentation took place at St Enodoc Golf Club in Cornwall, on the practice day for the English women’s amateur championship, which gets underway tomorrow. Another fleet was presented to the England Golf men’s squad at the Brabazon Trophy at Seaton Carew in June. PowaKaddy are the official trolley supplier to England Golf and marketing manager Mei Tierney commented: “Our aim is to ensure that the best equipment is placed at the fingertips of the country’s elite amateurs and give them every chance to succeed. “Technology is a key part in the game at the highest level and I believe our top-of-the-range FW7 model will help the players to keep one step ahead of the competition.” Nigel Edwards, the England Golf Performance Director, remarked: “I am delighted that PowaKaddy are continuing to support us by providing equipment which will help our players produce their best performance “It is vital that players conserve as much energy as possible when playing 36-holes of competitive golf in a day. These trolleys will help them do that and that fitness benefit can give them a real edge. Caption: Members of the England women’s Performance and USA squads are pictured at the presentation of the new fleet of FW7 electric trolleys. From left: Olivia Winning (Rotherham), Bronte Law (Bramhall), Gabriella Cowley (Hanbury Manor), Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro), Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’), Hayley Davis (Ferndown). (Image © Leaderboard Photography).
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Skookum! He is a handsome, rusty fawn-colored, “chill”, and sweet boy who is looking for an active forever family to be his very own. A securely fenced yard should be just the ticket to keep Skookum happy and safe. Skookum is 3-years-old, weighs 67 pounds, loves bacon, car rides, tennis balls and playing outdoors. He is such a nice dog that he always has a big smile on his face.When you pet him (which he likes a lot) he wrinkles up his forehead and scrunches his ears up high, and that is when shelter volunteers tell him is adorable. Skookum knows basic commands, believes it is impolite to jump on people, and is an all-around tail-wagging boy. He likes to greet you with a raised paw if you decide to come for a visit, and is hoping to meet you soon.If you would like to schedule an appointment to meet Skookum or have further questions, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.
By M. J. Alvarez |You don’t need any special equipment to enjoy an escape from the heat of the sun during summer. A pair of running shoes will be enough to help you enjoy the canopy-covered trails of our area. Here are just a few trails Monmouth County Park System offers.Hartshorne Woods contains trails that provide a more vigorous workout. The Grand Tour Trail running through the Monmouth Hills when combined with the contiguous Rocky Point Trail provides a challenging 5.4-mile hike with a number of ups and downs in a remote part of the park. The Rocky Point Trail will reward hikers with numerous elevated views of the Shrewsbury River and Sea Bright. The Cuesta Ridge and Laurel Ridge trails provide easier walks. Hartshorne trails are multiuse trails. Hikers should expect to share them with mountain bikers.The Pond Walk is a half-mile wooded walk in Holmdel Park. Photo courtesy MCPSHolmdel Park offers a number of trails for both casual walkers and serious runners. The Cross Country Trail is a 3.1-mile trail that is especially suited for runners and includes a challenging uphill stretch known locally as “The Bowl.” This trail is also the site of many high school cross-country races. For a more balanced workout, try the 0.8-mile Fitness Trail, a loop trail that includes exercise stations. Families can enjoy the 0.4-mile Pond Walk trail around the lower pond and Beech Glen an approximately half-mile wooded walk.The southern section of Holmdel Park, also known as the Ramanessin section, includes three trails of moderate difficulty – the Ramanessin Trail which runs along the Ramanessin Brook, the Steeplechase trail and the Homestead Trail and Fern Path. These trails cross less developed parts of the park through fields and wooded areas and are little used.Huber Woods in Rumson provides a number of moderate trails through wooded fields and mountain laurel valleys. Valley View, Claypit Run and Meadow Ramble are all moderate wooded trails. The Many Log Run Trail located in the northwest section of the park off of the Meadow Ramble Trail is a challenging 1.2 mile trail with a number of sharp hills to get your heart pumping. As with Hartshorne Woods, all of the Huber woods trails are multiuse trails so expect to share them with mountain bikers.Manasquan Reservoir in Howell contains the Perimeter Trail, a 5.1-mile flat, dirt trail popular with joggers, walkers and bikers, looping around the entire perimeter of the reservoir and crossing a number of wetland areas. This trail will give the walker a sense of the breadth of the reservoir and may even reward with a view of the bald eagles nest which is alleged to exist near the northwest corner of the reservoir. A shorter 1.1-mile scenic nature trail around the Environmental Center is suitable for families with young children.Thompson Park, located in the Lincroft section of Middletown, contains both paved trails for bikers and walkers, dirt trails traversing fields and wooded areas and a track loop around a rugby pitch. The Reservoir Loop is the longest trail in the park at 4.8 miles and runs along Marlu Luke located in the northwest section of the park and loops around the Swimming River Reservoir. The Paved Trail is a popular trail for walkers, runners and bikers that runs around the perimeter of the park along Longbridge Road, Cross Road and Route 520.Experienced hikers and trail runners know that tick season is in full swing in the Two River area. When venturing into any wooded area, stay on the maintained trails, wear loose clothing with long sleeves and pants and inspect arms and legs after a walk in the woods. Be especially careful inspecting children and pets for ticks. Sunscreen and a bottle of water in a small backpack will also make your day more enjoyable.And hit the trails on June 3 – National Trails Day.This article was first published Summer Kickoff section in the May 25-June 1, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Travis Wellman, with his league leading 14th goal of the season, killed any chance of the Beaver Valley comeback by scoring into the empty net.Tyler Moffat was solid between the pipes for the Leafs, stopping 20 shots.Josh Round to the loss in goal for Beaver Valley.Nelson remains in top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 7-0-1 record.The Leafs continue its swing through the Murdoch Division with a home-and-home series against the defending KIJHL champs from Castlegar.The teams hook up Saturday in Castlegar before completing the series Sunday in Nelson at 2:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.BLUELINES: The Leaf players saluted Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink laces and using pink tape on their sticks. . . . Hockey fans were surprised to see Nelson native Linden Horswill back in the Green and White. The Nelson Minor Hockey grad had been suspended after leaving the Trail Smokies of the BCHL. However, the Trail management surprisingly lifted the suspension. . . . . The Friday, October 18th game against Beaver Valley is Bras at the Barn Night. Fans are asked to bring their bras to the game to raise awareness for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Check out the Leaf website at www.nelsonleafs.ca for more information. The Nelson Leafs survived the first major test of the season, scoring twice late in the second period en route to a 5-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The game is the first of three meetings against Neil Murdoch Division rivals — Beaver Valley and Castlegar.Aaron Dunlap and Alex Wilkerson scored 94 seconds apart to snap a 2-2 tie to power Nelson to the win.The Leafs led 2-0 after the opening frame on goals by Linden Horswill and Dunlap.Michael Bell and Dallas Calvin scored power play goals for the Hawks to tie the game up midway through the second period.
Chelsea are interested in signing Uruguay international Álvaro Pereira from Porto, according to The People.Pereira, 26, is a left-sided player who can operate at full-back or further forward.It is claimed that Porto rate him at £23m and that Chelsea may offer £13m plus one of their young players.Meanwhile, the Sunday Mirror say Chelsea are keeping tabs on Newcastle’s Danny Simpson after he rejected a new contract at St James’ Park.The People also suggest that QPR manager Mark Hughes is considering signing David Bentley on loan from Tottenham next season.Bentley, who has been out of favour at Spurs for some time, played under Hughes at Blackburn.The England international currently has a knee injury but has been tipped to be fit for the start of next term.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook