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Listen To Chris Cornell & His Daughter Cover Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”

first_img[H/T Rolling Stone] On May 18th, 2017, the world lost Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for iconic rock bands like Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. However, Chris Cornell was more than just a famous musician; he was also a loved father and a husband. In honor of Father’s Day on Sunday, Cornell’s daughter, Toni Cornell, shared a previously unreleased duet with her father, in which the two performed a song from another lost musical legend, Prince.The recording features the father-daughter duo’s rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U”, a track Prince wrote and composed for his side project, The Family, and which appeared on the band’s self-titled 1985 album. “Nothing Compares 2 U” was later made popular by Sinead O’Connor when the Irish singer released it as the second single on her sophomore studio album, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got, in 1990.Following The Purple One’s death in April of 2016, a death that similarly shook the music community to its core, Chris Cornell released his own acoustic rendition of “Nothing Compares 2 U”—a stripped-down and emotional tribute to Prince. Cornell would go on to perform this special song almost one hundred times before his own death a little more than a year later.With the release of this new duet, Toni Cornell shared some special words for her father:Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you. You can listen to Toni and Chris Cornell’s heartfelt rendition of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” below via Chris Cornell‘s YouTube page:Toni & Chris Cornell – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Prince cover)last_img read more

BRO Ultimate 100: Adventure #55

first_imgPaddling in the wintertime isn’t for everyone, but if you’re looking for a good excuse to suck it up and hit the water, Andy Grizzell’s Iceman Race is a must-do. Adventure #55 on our BRO Ultimate 100 list, this annual event takes place on the Saluda River in Columbia, South Carolina, every January. From slalom to downriver inner tubing and the best damn BBQ in the South, Grizzell and the Columbia paddling crew know how to have a good time. Put it on your list for next year!Thanks to Joey Hall with Hocus Pocus Creative for providing additional video!BRO Ultimate 100: Adventure #55 from Blue Ridge Outdoors on Vimeo.last_img read more

Does your credit union feel LOST?

first_img“It’s ironic, butterflies get all the attention; but moths – they spin silk, they’re stronger, they’re faster.”If you didn’t know, I’m quoting a television show that ended seven years ago. Yes, I admit it, I’m a LOSTie. I watch all 118 episodes at least once a year. I long for the day where I may attend the LOST Convention held in Hawaii.Earlier this month, our friend and host of The Strategic Hotbox, Brandi Stankovic, spoke at our YMC Family Event. During her presentation she taught our clients how to “learn, love and kickass,” – and she also gave props to my favorite TV show. Hey, great minds think alike!She also gave a remarkable statistic: 48% of organizations in the United States could not – due to lack of skills – find a viable internal candidate if they had to replace the CEO right now. continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Brand gaps from the Grand Canyon

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Grand Canyon A brand gap is any difference between what your credit or bank says it does and what it actually does.There are three types of brand gaps. Mark walks you through each of these brand gaps, and how to close them, live from the Grand Canyon. continue reading »last_img


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Sheff Utd’s Wilder ‘better than Mourinho or Allegri for Man Utd or Arsenal’

first_imgAdvertisement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Unai Emery are both under immense pressure (Picture: Getty Images)‘He knows football, he’s a proper football person. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp at Mainz, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona B – he’s shown what he can do.‘I believe there are managers in lower league football who are very gifted and deserve an opportunity. Chris has gone through the whole lot.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNeither Arsenal nor Manchester United are hiring a manager at the moment, but Unai Emery and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are both under huge pressure after struggling for results of late.The Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates by Wolves at the weekend, while the Red Devils lost 1-0 at Bournemouth.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesArsenal are fifth in the Premier League result after that point in north London, while United are languishing down in 10th after their fourth defeat in 11 league games.Things are not about to get any easier for Emery as he faces a trip to the in-form Leicester on Saturday evening, while Solskjaer cannot afford to drop any points when United host Brighton on Sunday.Before then, both sides are in Europa League action, with Arsenal going to Vitoria Guimaraes on Wednesday afternoon and Man Utd hosting Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.MORE: Unai Emery slammed for starting Arsenal outcast Mesut Ozil against WolvesMORE: Arsenal board give Unai Emery four matches to save his job Chris Wilder better option than Jose Mourinho or Max Allegri for Man Utd or Arsenal, says Tony Cascarino Phil HaighMonday 4 Nov 2019 1:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link489Shares Comment Advertisement Chris Wilder is doing a fantastic job at Sheffield United (Picture: Getty Images)Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is the man to call if Manchester United or Arsenal are looking for a new manager, believes Tony Cascarino.Wilder has done a fabulous job with the Blades, gaining two promotions in three years to take the club from League One to the Premier League.Despite the rapid rise, the South Yorkshire side have not looked out of their depth in the top flight, currently sitting sixth in the table after hammering Burnley 3-0 on Saturday.His results have certainly caught the eye and former Chelsea striker Cascarino believes he is ready for a much bigger job, in fact, some of the biggest jobs in club football.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Man Utd job, Arsenal job – Chris Wilder? Absolutely,’ Cascarino told talkSPORT.‘There would be a snobbery around football that would go for Allegri or Mourinho. But I’m like, “No, I’d rather go with Chris Wilder.”last_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi to be sold by Arsenal this summer, predicts Kevin Campbell

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi to be sold by Arsenal this summer, predicts Kevin Campbell Coral BarryWednesday 15 Jul 2020 4:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link105Shares Comment Arteta has disciplined Guendouzi (Picture: Getty)‘The writing is on the wall on this one, and I can’t see him coming back into the fold unless he changes his attitude.’Guendouzi is not the only Gunner who appears to have fallen foul of Arteta.Mesut Ozil has also been sidelined by the head coach and was reported as a doubt for Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool on Wednesday night due to a back injury.But the German playmaker then posted on his Instagram that he was fit and ‘ready’ to play.Arsenal’s defeat to north London rivals Tottenham leave them languishing in ninth in the Premier League table and hopes of securing European football next season appear dead. Arteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 15:51FullscreenArteta previews Arsenal’s clash with league champions Liverpool. is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Sven Mislintat looking to raid former club Arsenal for Konstantinos MavropanosMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals plans to sign Arsenal’s own Virgil van DijkFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Advertisement Advertisement Arteta barred Guendouzi from training with the first-team (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi will not respond to Mikel Arteta’s warnings and will be sold by Arsenal this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.Arteta dropped the Frenchman after he grabbed Brighton striker Neal Maupay by the throat and Guendouzi has not played since Arsenal’s defeat to the Seagulls.Guendouzi has been training by himself during his period of exile and speculation is rampant the midfielder wants to leave Arsenal.Arteta has refused to go into detail about dropping Guendouzi but recently warned his entire squad they could get on board with his demands or face leaving the club.ADVERTISEMENTCampbell, who made over 200 appearances for Arsenal, suggested Guendouzi has been training by himself because he has refused to make changes.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I think that Guendouzi will leave the club this summer. Arteta has come in and he’s set a lot of disciplinary rules down,’ Campbell told Genting Bet.‘Guendouzi has fallen foul of those rules. I don’t think he’s the type of player who is going to knuckle down and that’s why he’s training alone. last_img read more

Institutionals cannot fully replace banks in infrastructure financing – EIB working paper

first_imgInstitutional investors can “play a bigger role” in financing infrastructure, but Inderst Advisory has concluded in a report commissioned by the European Investment Bank (EIB) that banks and other traditional channels of financing will need to be kept up as well.According to the EIB working paper, which compiles figures on institutional infrastructure investments worldwide, only around 1% of institutional assets, or $600bn-700bn (€441bn-514bn), globally are currently invested in infrastructure, not counting equity exposure via shares in infrastructure-linked companies.George Inderst – author of the study, entitled “Private Infrastructure Finance and Investment in Europe”, and chief executive at Inderst Advisory – said: “The analysis shows institutional investors can play a bigger role as a source of finance, but expectations should be realistic.“Even a strong shift in the average asset allocation from around 1% to 3-5% over 10 years could contribute only 5-10% of the estimated infrastructure requirements.” He said “traditional forces” of public and corporate capital expenditure needed to “keep working, as does bank lending, especially in Europe”.“Pension fund investment in infrastructure has been growing strongly in recent years but is still small compared with overall assets of $30trn,” Inderst said.  He added that pension funds’ average exposure to infrastructure was skewed mainly towards Canada and Australia, where allocations can be as high as 5%, while in Europe exposure is often well below the 1% average.Inderst estimated that the “general de-risking trend” in institutional investor portfolios had led to a reduction of equity exposure from 60% in 2001 and 2006 to 47% in 2012, while at the same time building an exposure to alternative asset classes such as infrastructure.“This implies a reduction of roughly $200bn of equity capital over this short period,” he said.The trend might be furthered by regulation.“There are concerns fair value and risk-based regulations for institutional investors could lead to further de-risking and pro-cyclicality, and may also be detrimental to substantially increasing infrastructure and other long-term investment strategies,” he said.last_img read more

Lady Trojans Defeat Lady Pirates In Girls Soccer

first_imgThe Lady Pirates soccer team hosted East Central Tuesday evening and lost 7-0 in an EIAC match.The Lady Trojans got on the board 5 minutes into the match and added three more first half goals while dominating possession for the entire match. The Lady Pirates had a couple of breakaways but did not record a shot in the game. East Central recorded 29 shots, 24 of them on frame. McKella Lynette made 17 saves in the match.The loss drops the overall record to 3-5-2 and 0-3 in EIAC play.The JV Lady Pirates also played a defensive match and fell 2-0 to the visitors. Emily Lowe made 20 saves of shots on goal. The loss drops the JV record to 0-2-4 on the season.The Lady Pirates will play their final regular season home match on Thursday when they host Shelbyville. Senior night recognition at 5:15 PM with the match at 5:30 PM.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Frye honored by Indiana Broadband and Technology Association

first_imgState Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) accepts the Legislator of the Year Award on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, from the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association for his public service advancing broadband and technology throughout the state. From left to right: Smithville Communications Executive Vice President Cullen McCarty; Indiana Broadband and Technology Association President John Koppin; Frye and AT&T Indiana Director of External Affairs Matt Long.Indianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg, Randy Frye received the Legislator of the Year Award on Tuesday from the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association for his continued work modernizing telecommunications and broadband in Indiana.The Indiana Broadband and Technology Association, which is a non-profit trade association representing the broadband and technology industry, works to promote telecom reform and keep Indiana up-to-date on ever-changing technology and communication methods.“Hoosiers need access to dependable, high-speed service in order to take part in the modern world,” Frye said. “We are passing legislation bringing all communities into the 21st century and keeping us at the forefront of telecom innovation. These policies create jobs and give choices to Hoosiers, particularly in rural communities.”Frye, who serves on the House Committee on Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications, supported legislation this session expanding broadband internet access to rural communities. He said this new law raises the definition of high-speed internet service to 10 megabits per second and revamps a pre-existing state grant program to encourage the deployment of broadband to underserved regions of the state.last_img read more

Batesville Dirt Road Basketball Scores

first_img4th GradeBatesville 20, East Central 16Franklin County 21, Batesville 16 2nd Grade WhiteNorth Decatur Red 24, Batesville 8Batesville 19, North Decatur Blue 6Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake. 3rd GradeBatesville 35, South Dearborn 17Batesville 47, Rushville 11 Batesville Dirt Road Basketball ScoresSunday  (1-12)6th GradeBatesville 32, Greensburg 22Batesville 56, Milan 28center_img 5th GradeBatesville 28, Milan 21Batesville 32, South Ripley 29 2nd Grade BlueNorth Decatur Red 32, Batesville 18Batesville 22, North Decatur Blue 16last_img read more

Big Sam: Cole can soften Sakho blow

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce hopes Carlton Cole can step up to the challenge and help offset the loss of Senegal forward Diafra Sakho, who could miss the rest of the season with a thigh strain. “But at home, they have been very good, it will be tough, hard to get something. “By the way they started against Manchester United, you thought it would be a turning point for them, but at the end of the game, it was United who deserved to win.” City’s poor form has seen the long-term future of manager Manuel Pellegrini in some doubt as they might now face a scrap with Liverpool for a Champions League qualifying spot. German coach Jurgen Klopp has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to become the next City manager following the announcement he was to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer. Allardyce would like to see some more home-grown managers get a chance at one of the Premier League’s leading clubs. “There should always be hope for British coaches, we are very good at what we do and you get tested at every level of your ability,” said the Irons boss, himself not yet having sorted his own future past the end of the season. “We enjoy the club you manage and try to get success where you can, then whatever will be, will be.” Press Association The Irons head to Manchester City on Sunday without their 12-goal frontman, who limped off against Stoke last weekend. Sakho, impressive in the early part of the season following a summer move from Metz, now faces a race to be fit for the final matches of the Barclays Premier League campaign, but will not be rushed back into action. Allardyce is already without England forward Andy Carroll following a knee injury, although Enner Valencia has shrugged off a foot problem to play, so is banking on veteran striker Cole, who has just three goals this season, to produce a vintage display at the Etihad Stadium. “It leaves us very short in goalscoring options, but I am expecting that Carlton will come in and play a big (role) for us in the next few games with the performances like we know he can,” said Allardyce. “It is a thigh injury (for Sakho), we think maybe towards the end of the season (he could be back), but maybe not. “You have to be very careful with a thigh strain, so that he does not get a recurrence. “If he is fit, he is fit. We would say 100 per cent fit, and not want to risk him if he was 95 per cent fit, we would give him that time to be absolutely certain, which would mean we would have to be at least four or five days training with the rest of the squad before he was available.” Premier League champions City have seen their title defence left in tatters following a run of four defeats in six matches – which includes last weekend’s 4-2 defeat at city rivals United. Allardyce is hoping his side can raise their game, following the disappointment of conceding another stoppage-time goal as Stoke earned a 1-1 draw at Upton Park last Saturday. “Like ourselves, they cannot find a way to win at the moment,” said the Irons boss. “It is one which is going to test their nerve a little bit and hopefully we can test their nerve. last_img read more

Punxsutawney Phil Sees No Shadow, Predicts Spring is Coming Early

first_imgDespite having no formal meteorology training, Punxsutawney Phil typical offers one of the most anticipated weather forecasts every year.On Sunday, the famous groundhog put in his two cents on whether there will be six more weeks of winter this time around, or if spring will get an early start.By failing to see his shadow, Phil predicted that winter will wrap up soon and give away to the new season.The tradition goes back 134 years. According to data, Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow 104 times, compared to not seeing it 20 times. There are no records from 10 Groundhog Days.Last year and this year mark the first time that he has not seen his shadow in consecutive years.In the 21st century, Phil has been less than 50 percent accurate with his forecasts.He saw his shadow three years ago, meaning six more weeks of winter. However, most of the country experienced a very warm end to winter. That year saw the second-warmest February in recorded U.S. history. March of 2017 was also mild, marking the ninth-warmest March in recorded national history.In 2018, Phil saw his shadow, and incorrectly predicted a cool start to spring, based on NOAA data. That February ended up being a very warm month for much of the nation, especially in the East. Last year, he did not see his shadow, and February ended up being a warm month for the Northeast.last_img read more

Dindyal ton, Lord all-round efforts  lead GCC to comprehensive win

first_imgWEST Indies U-16 cricketer, Mavindra Dindyal, and Devon Lord, back from a stint in Canada, were able to register solid performances over the weekend to give home team, the Georgetown Cricket Club, a comprehensive victory against Ace Warriors in their Georgetown Cricket Association (GCA) Noble House Seafoods Two-Day Second Division cricket clash. Young Dindyal batted sensibly to score 101 (8X4s, 1X6) while Lord and Ronaldo Alimohamed supported with half centuries to lift GCC to 285-5 declared, on Sunday, before they again bowled out a depleted Ace Warriors unit for a paltry total, which resulted in an innings and 204-run victory.On Saturday, GCC, defending champions of the competition, had taken control of the clash by restricting the visitors for 38 runs, after left-arm spinners Stephon Wilson and Lord had grabbed 4-7 and 3-15.Winston Forrester supported with 2-1 from three overs.The home team had reached 127-3 by the close of play with Dindyal unbeaten on 37 and Alimohamed on 13.On Sunday morning, the pair continued to build on their lead, with Alimohamed hitting three fours and a six in a score of 52.   After Alimohamed, who captained the side, fell, regular skipper Lord joined Dindyal in the middle. When the side declared in 45 overs, Lord was left unbeaten on 54 after having struck four fours and an equal amount of sixes.The left-arm spinner then nabbed 4-21 to help restrict Ace Warriors to 43-7 in 18.1 overs. Ace Warriors only batted with eight players in their second innings.last_img read more

Okpekpe Tops List of IAAF Label 10km Road Races for May

first_imgThe sixth Okpekpe International 10km Road Race will officially flag off a number of IAAF label 10km road races in the world this year.The race in Okpekpe, a town in Etsakor East Local Government Area of Edo State located about 25 km North East of Auchi will be the first IAAF silver label road race in West Africa just like it did in 2015 when the town became famous for hosting the first ever IAAF label road race in sub-saharan Africa.The history-making event will hold on Saturday, May 12 and it is the only IAAF silver label 10km road race for the first half of 2018. A day later, all eyes will be on the Indian city of Bangalore for the IAAF gold label Tata Consultancy Services World 10K Bengaluru which holds a day after the Okpekpe race.Ottawa in Canada will host the third and final IAAF label 10km road race for the first half of the year. The Ottawa 10km race will hold on May 26 and it is an IAAF gold label road race.Meanwhile, organisers of next weekend’s first-of-its-kind race in Okpekpe have warned that registered athletes must wear the temporary timing chip attached to their race number.Failure to wear this will result in the participant’s name being omitted from the results. This means such a participant will not be eligible for the prize monies on offer.”The race number and temporary timing chip are linked to your name and finishing time. Allowing another person to compete with your number will result in disqualification of the other person and your exclusion from next year’s event,’ warns Henry Amike, the elite athletes manager for the silver label race.Amike also revealed that the use of personal music players with headphones will not be allowed.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Spring football will raise questions

first_imgThe grass is green, the birds are chirping and the SoCal temperature is starting to consistently hit 70 degrees, which can only mean one thing: spring is here.A Sark contrast · New head coach Steve Sarkisian will have to find new ways to create hype around USC football after a tumultuous 2013. Austin Vogel | Daily TrojanAs those of us of Iranian descent might know, the beginning of spring is celebrated in Persian culture to ring in the New Year in a 13-day day festival called Nowruz, which celebrates new beginnings.The holiday not only commemorates the end of winter, but also signifies that I don’t have to watch the atrocious USC men’s basketball team play another game until next fall after a rough first campaign for head coach Andy Enfield.More importantly, the coming of spring means that spring football is on the horizon — and for USC, the road to the Trojans’ Aug. 30 opener against Fresno State at the Coliseum starts on Tuesday.When the team takes Howard Jones Field to practice on Tuesday, their cleat indents on the luscious, green grass will not only be the beginning of a long journey, but will also signify a sense of renewal for the Trojans.And after enduring a season that featured three different head coaches, an embarrassing home loss to Washington State and a pair of defeats to rivals UCLA and Notre Dame, the team can now get the fresh start they have been seeking for quite some time.It all started with Sarkisian’s Signing Day magic, when he captured the Pac-12’s top recruiting class. Now it’s time to churn that momentum onto the playing field.Spring marks new beginnings for the team with a new coaching staff, new players and a clean slate featuring questions surrounding the team’s future.Perhaps the most interesting story going into spring ball is who will be the starting quarterback on the depth chart come April.Will the chick — redshirt freshman Max Browne — hatch from his egg this spring or will Cody Kessler continue to fly like the phoenix that landed him the starting job over Max Wittek last spring?Kessler, the incumbent, holds a slight advantage over Browne after throwing for just under 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns last fall. He got the job done last season and brings back experience, though the talent and throwing arm of Browne is continuously praised.Sarkisian knows what Browne can do, having recruited him out of Skyline High School in Washington, and I’m excited to see how he and Kessler split reps during practice and duel during the spring game.But a question that arises every spring is which players are going to fill in the team’s holes?The Trojans return 18 starters: eight on offense, eight on defense and two on special teams, but they lost pretty important players at fairly important positions. Now that wide receiver Marqise Lee is gone, Nelson Agholor will step into his role as the number one receiver and Darreus Rogers will likely complement him on the outside.As position battles ensue, Sark needs to replace the heart of the offensive line, as center Marcus Martin and tackle Kevin Graf head to the draft. He has a good bunch of talent to choose from, especially with the incoming recruiting class which includes early enrollee Toa Lobendahn.Lobendahn will be sporting the No. 55 jersey of late Trojan Junior Seau, which makes the prestigious No. 55 a two-way number (LB Lamar Dawson will also wear No. 55) after it historically only went to linebackers. If the coaches didn’t have high expectations for the freshman, they probably wouldn’t let that happen.What I’m really curious about, however, is how Sarkisian will be able to hype up the team during the spring, which isn’t easy when the season lies so far ahead. Hopefully, he doesn’t come up with a motto like “Don’t talk about it, be about it” on the field, the Lane Kiffin slogan that didn’t really inspire anyone. Maybe he’ll bring the team cookies, In and out or chicken and waffles like Coach O did during his tenure.Fortunately for Sark, the best part about the spring, a time of freshness, is that he can “be about” anything he wants, start his own traditions and produce his own one-liners to get his team going.Whether you want to hear Sark’s words of wisdom or just want to catch the team in action this spring, anyone is welcome to get their fix of USC spring ball in person from the deck of Dedeaux Field, which overlooks Howard Jones Field.With the early success of the Trojans’ baseball team, USC fans can now really get a bang for their buck by experiencing quite the doubleheader beginning with spring football practice followed by a USC baseball game.Spring cleaning is boring — so I advise you to take a break, put on some shades, and head out to a practice or two. From previous experience, you never know who you will see — Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh showed up to speak to the team last spring.So take advantage of the opportunity. Oh, and Pro Day is next Wednesday, another event signifying new beginnings for the Trojans’ NFL-bound athletes.This is why the spring is my favorite season at USC: Unlike the words of Rachel Carson, it’s no “silent spring” here. There’s always something going on.The only thing better than spring time on campus is when the Trojans get back to the playing field on Saturdays in the fall — and I’m sure that we are all looking forward to that. Until then, enjoy the spring green.Darian Nourian is a sophomore majoring in print and digital journalism. His column, “Dishin’ Darian,” runs every other Friday. To comment on this story, visit or email Darian at [email protected]last_img read more