Bob Weir and Wolf Bros has announced an upcoming performance on 24 Hours of Reality, the largest global conversation on the climate crisis, which will be live online on December 3rd and 4th.Last year, 39 million people tuned in to 24 Hours of Reality and learned what climate change is doing to our planet. The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization funded by like-minded supporters who believe that there is hope in unity, and that together we can build a safe, sustainable future. The Climate Reality Project’s work brings real-world stories about the climate crisis to millions of people each week.To learn more about 24 Hours of Reality and Bob Weir and Wolf Bros’ performance head here.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros closed out their first-ever tour with a bang at New York’s storied Beacon Theatre last week. While Bob Weir, Jay Lane, and Don Was‘ first night at The Beacon highlighted the core trio’s abilities as a unit, the final night of the tour was all about getting their friends involved, as a rotating cast of guests joined the band throughout the show, including guitarist Steve Kimock, saxophonist Kenny Brooks, trumpeter Reggie Pittman, and bassist Tal Wilkenfeld.Weir will have a few weeks off before heading to Hawaii on New Year’s Eve to join Bill Kreutzmann, George Porter Jr., and more for Billy’s “Rising Up To Paradise” benefit.
Euno Lee is a senior majoring in English literature. His column Euno What Time It Is runs Wednesdays. To comment on this story, visit dailytrojan.com or email him at [email protected] USC always has been, and always will be, one of the most respected athletic programs in the country. A large part of this perception has to do with the football team, of course, but what oftentimes fails to go acknowledged is the variety of spring sports where the Trojans are usually perennial contenders for an NCAA title.Up until last year this was the case with the USC men’s tennis team. The Trojans won four straight NCAA titles with former player Steve Johnson at the helm from 2009 through 2012, but faltered last season and bowed out in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. This season, the Trojans kicked the season off ranked No. 5 in the season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.During my time on the tennis beat during the 2013 spring season, it dawned on me that college tennis wasn’t just great to watch to support the Trojans or as part of my job as a writer for the Daily Trojan — it was that collegiate tennis is an opportunity to catch the game played at an incredibly high level. Though the game played on television by professionals is spellbinding enough, watching a match live and firsthand is an altogether different experience.What changes most drastically between watching a match on television and watching a match live is the speed of the game. Observing from the usual isometric angle afforded to typical television audiences, the typical tennis match seems like a large game of Pong with human bodies moving back and forth as paddles. Up close, the game is an entirely different beast. Tennis is a thinking man’s game, one that is as cerebral as it is instinctual.In the live game, the minutiae of the game comes to the forefront: the sweat on the backs of the players, each labored breath between points, the thrill of each blistering serve and each breathless chase-down slice come together to form a type of physical artistry.And then there’s the drama: each match is a prizefight. The physical punishment of deep, heavy strokes that require extra effort to return, the slumping shoulders and utter despair of the player on the wrong side of an extended point. One player will smell blood, the other will become the prey. There are no excuses in tennis, no moral victories and no consolation for losers. It is man versus man, and man versus himself — the ball serves as an intermediary of wills.All of these things are true about USC men’s tennis. The varying styles and personalities of all the different players come together on the USC team. There’s a classic big server in sophomore Max de Vroome, a power flat ground stroke player in junior Jonny Wang, a left-handed topspin savant in junior Roberto Quiroz and the cerebral shot-making magician in senior Ray Sarmiento. All of the above mentioned players are nationally ranked by the ITA in singles play, and each of their styles will be on display as the Trojans look to capture their fifth NCAA title in six years.Tennis as a collegiate sport is perhaps more immediately affected by recruiting than any other college sport: one strong recruit can turn the tide and bring a wave of success, much in the same way Johnson did for the Trojans and former ITA Singles No. 1 Alex Domijan did for the University of Virginia in the Cavaliers’ 2013 national title campaign.To that effect, the Trojans will be bringing in freshman Robbie Bellamy, who was rated as a blue-chip player, and freshman Nicholas Crystal, who was rated a five-star prospect by TennisRecruiting.com. Crystal was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of New York, and Bellamy was the No. 9 high school player in the nation.But winning and supporting the Trojan family shouldn’t be the only reason to attend men’s tennis matches this semester. It’s truly a beautiful game, a glorious athletic spectacle. Though interest in tennis in America is still a tough sell without the involvement of Serena Williams, the game remains one of the last bastions of grace and tradition in a sports world mired with me-first team athletes and supercharged egos. It’s a game that prizes agility, grace and precision over outright aggression, and in that way it possesses a timeless beauty.The USC men’s tennis team kicks off its 2014 quest for a title Saturday at Marks Stadium against the Santa Clara Broncos at 11 a.m. I’m not a beat writer for the tennis team anymore. But you might find me there taking in the beautiful game and cheering on the Trojans.
– moves to improve relationships with regional administration in Region SixChief Executive Officer and Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), Trevor Benn announced the Commission is currently in the process of developing a code of ethics that will be used to guide and Police the work of land surveyors across Guyana.Benn made this announcement during a community meeting, held on February 26, 2018, in Corriverton as part of a three-day outreach from February 25-27, to Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).This code of ethics, Benn said, is being drafted into a bill and tabled in theA Berbice resident voices his concerns to Commissioner Trevor Benn during the Corriverton/ Springlands community meeting held at the Guyana Lands and Surveys office in Corriverton, Berbice. The meeting was held as part of a GLSC outreach to East Berbice-CorentyneNational Assembly.“People have been complaining about the way work has been done with surveying. So, we’re working on a bill that we hope to take to Cabinet and then to Parliament in relation to the work of surveyors; a new code of ethics that will govern the profession. At the moment, we don’t have any and so surveyors go out there and work without any real sanction for bad behaviour… We’re putting this bill in place to make sure that there is something we can go by and we don’t treat in an ad hoc manner the sanctioning of surveyors,” he said.The Commission has held one consultation with surveyors in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and will continue consultations in all other administrative regions of Guyana. The consultation process is set to be completed at the end ofCommissioner Trevor Benn and the Guyana Lands and Surveys Region Six outreach team paid a courtesy call to Mayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Haywood to discuss land issues in New AmsterdamMay, with the ultimate goal of completing the draft bill and presenting it to Cabinet in June 2018. Benn said the outreach was planned in response to an increasing number of land inquiries and complaints coming from Region Six.Accompanied by a 10-person team from the Georgetown GLSC office, the Commissioner was able to listen to the issues of over 60 residents from Kildonan, Fyrish, Springlands, Corriverton, New Amsterdam, and their surrounding villages.“At the Lands and Surveys Commission we take very seriously the work that we do and in order for us to be able to understand the issues affecting our work on a daily basis we have organised ourselves to do several outreaches across the country… We do these outreaches primarily because often the true picture of [what is] happening on the ground is unknown from the office. So, we come out with the staff to sit and air the views from the people themselves who live in the issues on a daily basis and who understand [them] better than we do… We can, together with them, find resolutions on the many issues,” the Lands Commissioner said during an interview at Dave’s Reception Hall, Chapel Street, New Amsterdam.With the hope of healing Commission-municipal relations that may have been strained in the past, Benn made courtesy calls on Mayor of New Amsterdam, Winifred Haywood and Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan.We intend to do this wherever we do outreaches; to meet with the local authorities… to let them understand what… we are about, to let them understand the do’s and don’ts, and to let them understand how we can support them and vice versa… In the past, a lot of decisions were [made] without the involvement of these stakeholders… We believe [that] it was wrong, which is why I apologised to the Mayor and Town Council this morning and promised that in the future we will do better,” he said.Mayor Haywood expressed her appreciation for the GLSC outreach and said she is happy to work to improve New Amsterdam’s relationship with the Commission.As a result of the meetings, Commissioner Benn and a team from the Georgetown GLSC office will return to Berbice on March 10, to help conduct an occupational survey with the hope of solving land disputes in Kildonan. The Commissioner also met with GLSC branch offices in New Amsterdam and Corriverton and hosted a staff dinner in appreciation of their hard work.