Lessar Signs with Yankees


first_img Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Jarod Lessar/New York Yankees Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah – BYU baseball pitcher Jarod Lessar signed a free agent contract with the New York Yankees on Sunday.Lessar, a right-hander out of Price, Utah, played the last two seasons with the Cougars after transferring from USU Eastern. During his junior season in 2019, he helped BYU win the WCC title, posting a 3-2 record with a 4.44 ERA. In 19 appearances and seven starts Lessar racked up 44 strikeouts in 48.2 innings on the year.In his shortened senior season this spring, Lessar made four starts in five appearances, totaling 15 strikeouts and a 4.41 ERA over 16.1 innings.“I couldn’t be happier for Jarod,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “He is such a great example of how hard work and dedication to your craft pays off. Jarod earned this opportunity and I’m glad the Yankees recognize his talent. We will miss him, but we wish him the best of luck as he begins his professional career.”With the Major League Baseball Draft cut to five rounds this year instead of its usual 40, clubs are allowed to sign as many draft-eligible players as they want during a free agent period that began at 9 a.m. ET on Sunday.Lessar will report to the Yankees in Tampa, Florida, as the MLB begins to set training and playing dates for the upcoming season. June 14, 2020 /Sports News – Local Lessar Signs with Yankees Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis


first_imgPhil Spencer has arrived in the Alps to begin training for his latest charity fund-raising attempt to ‘climb Everest’ by ascending slopes in France totalling the same height as the 8,848m Himalayan peak.The Location, Location, Location presenter has told The Negotiator that his initial three-hour training run yesterday in the Three Valleys resort of Meribel was a wake-up call, despite this being his second time around.Spencer says the challenge, which starts in two weeks based from Verbier, will see him complete four three-hour ski touring treks each day for four days, no mean feat for a ‘relatively OK skier’ aged 50.Each day he will climb up to 2,500 metres during gruelling 11-hour days which include up to 20 ascents.“It is a very daunting challenge and to give you some context, I’ll be burning 10,000 calories a day which is the equivalent of three marathons – but the biggest test is the sheer relentlessness of it.”He is doing it with 14 other mates many of whom work on his MoveIQ property reports business, including Nick Sowerbutts, Richard Billington, Tom Golding and James Orme-Smith.Brain Tumour TrustSpencer is raising money for The Brain Tumour Trust which works in the field of paediatric brain tumours, and the TV presenter decided to get involved after the son of friends of his developed the condition.Called Toby Ritchie, his parents decided start fund raising for the charity.Toby was diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour at the age of five. In 2015, his dad – Rob – led a unique and physical demanding challenge – Everest in the Alps – to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity. The events have raised £3m so far.This year Phil is raising money in partnership with Agents Giving, which he is also a patron of. Donate here.Read more about Phil Spencer.Phil Spencer 2020-02-20Nigel LewisAny comments? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis Would you do this for charity? Phil Spencer to climb 8,848 metres in four days on skis20th February 20200563 Viewslast_img read more

USS Rhode Island’s Motor Generator Restoration Finished


first_img View post tag: finished View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Motor View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Rhode Island’s Motor Generator Restoration Finished View post tag: USS Rhode Island USS Rhode Island’s Motor Generator Restoration Finished Share this article Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY) completed restoration of the motor generator set for the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) three days ahead of schedule Feb. 23.PNSY was already restoring a motor generator set for Rhode Island, a process that typically takes 12 to 18 months, when Trident Refit Facility (TRF) Kings Bay informed the shipyard they wanted to replace the motor generator set during the upcoming availability – 10 months earlier than the regularly scheduled overhaul. To support the timeline of this change, TRF Kings Bay required the completed MG set on site by Feb. 26.Engineering and production reprioritized their work and the MG team worked through a holiday weekend snowstorm and completed full machine assembly and setup for final testing. Testing was completed successfully and the motor generator was shipped to TRF Kings Bay, arriving three days early.PNSY is the Navy’s Designated Overhaul Point for 500 kilowatt motor generator set. Motor generator overhaul at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard remains a vital element of the Navy’s submarine maintenance industrial base. As a field activity of Naval Sea Systems Command, PNSY is committed to maximizing the material readiness of the fleet by safely delivering first-time quality work, on time, and on budget.[mappress mapid=”15389″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas View post tag: Generator View post tag: Restoration March 13, 2015last_img read more

Memories Galore at Ocean City High School Prom 2018


first_imgOcean City High School Prom 2018 was filled with laughter, great food and dancing as 600 students donned their best dress and enjoyed Saturday night at the historic Flanders Hotel. Photos by Andrew DeCredico. By Maddy VitaleElegant, classy, stylish, traditional, formal and edgy looks put together by none other than students for the 2018 Ocean City High School Prom, rivaled movie-star fashions when more than 600 juniors and seniors sashayed down the red carpet inside the historic Flanders Hotel Saturday night.The rains that poured down and brought the introductions indoors, didn’t dampen the mood, as families crowded on one side of the red velvet stanchions to snap photos of their loved ones. The school system prides itself on inclusion. No one is to feel left out. While most of the students took to the carpet with a date, others strolled arm in arm with two of their friends, and others took to the windy staircase alone. All were met with the same loud applause.“It is really a nice night,” said Jill Berenato, registered nurse for the high school who oversees the school’s Wellness Center. “It is not just about celebrating a date but being with your friends and going to your prom.”It was all about fun at Ocean City’s Prom 2018.The occasion included delicious fare from top chefs – buffet style. Prime rib, chicken, herb crusted tilapia and heaping portions of mashed potatoes, veggies and Caesar salad topped the plates of the prom goers. And who could forget desert? Guests topped their plates with brownies, cookies and other yummy confections.The Flanders, an upscale hotel known for its fine dining, offered a lot more this prom night. A DJ created a mix of music to please any taste that kept the night flowing and people dancing. Senior Madison Holmes and her guest Eddie Corcoran, both of Ocean City, sat down to enjoy their meals with a group of friends. They couldn’t wait until later that night when they could go to After Prom, an event at the high school to celebrate the night away safely and alcohol-free.“It is a less stressful environment,” Corcoran said. “We love After Prom. This is the second year we are going.”The Prom would not be complete without the King Adam King and Queen Sophie Terny, and their court.And to add royalty to the festive occasion, there was the crowning of the prom king and queen that went to seniors Adam King and Sophie Terny and prince and princess, juniors Richie Flemming and Nicole Rhodes respectively.When each of their names were called, along with members of their court, the audience shouted in support. Paul Stryker and Alexa Johnson get into the spirit.Some prom goers wore catchy attire, that even led to cheers. Paul Stryker and Alexa Johnson were showing their Eagles Pride with custom tailored suit and dress with embroidered Eagles logos. Kristen Craft and Hailey Martin are best friends. They went to the prom together and met up with another friend, Laura Griswold.“We are having so much fun,” Griswold said. She added that she was going to After Prom. “This is my senior year. I went last year and had a good time, so I don’t want to miss it.”Promgoers show off their beautiful attire.Ocean City High School Principal Matt Jamison said of the night, “We try to give students a red carpet venue especially for the parents to see them on this very special occasion. I had my wedding here many years ago. The Flanders is a very special place. It is a premier venue.”Karen Bergman, in charge of catering for The Flanders, was busy making sure all the guests were happy from the beginning of the red carpet and throughout the night.“We are so happy to be a part of the high school prom and we are delighted that we could provide an alternate venue for the red carpet,” she said.Tony Wilson and Juliette Evangelista enjoy their walk on the red carpet.At about 11 p.m., promgoers poured into buses to be shuttled to yet another event, this one albeit, a bit more casual – After Prom, complete with this year’s theme “Aloha.” Some students would likely stay in their best dress for the evening, while others might get a bit more casual to spend their time in their high school – turned into a tropical paradise, thanks to the hard work of Amy and Bill Holmes, Jennifer and Charles Bowman, and the many helpers.The event, which began in 1995 here is a way to keep kids in a safe environment while having a blast. Games, prizes, dancing and sports were just some of the exciting things to complete a wonderful night.  Friends Kristen Craft, Hailey Martin and Laura Griswold have a great time.Check out all of our Red Carpet, Prom, and After Prom pictures on our Facebook page.  There will be more in the morning.Did you take any great pictures from the big night?  Please feel free to share them on our Facebook page with all the details.Ocean City High School juniors Grant Nuss and Dominique Marie DiPalma are ready for a memorable prom.last_img read more

Press release: Sentence increase for violent rapist who hid in victim’s bed


first_imgA man who violently raped a woman in her own home has had his sentence increased after an intervention by the Solicitor General, Robert Buckland QC MP.Leo Irwin, 27, climbed through an unlocked window while she was out with a friend and waited in her bedroom. When she returned, Irwin took her to the floor by the throat and banged her head on the floor until she lost consciousness. When she regained consciousness, he punched her in the face, covered her mouth with his hand and then a pillow, and raped her.Irwin was originally sentenced to 8 years imprisonment at Newcastle Crown Court. His sentence has been increased to 10 years by the Court of Appeal.Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:“This attack had an overwhelming effect on the victim aggravated by the fact that it took place in her home, somewhere she should have felt safe. I’m glad the higher sentence reflects this.”last_img read more

Street Eats set for growth at new £4m processing centre


first_imgFood-to-go company Street Eats has moved into a state-of-the-art food processing centre as it pushes to become one of the leading food-to-go producers in the UK.The company, which specialises in hot and cold hand-held food-to-go products said the expansion was part of a long-term plan that will see it triple its manufacturing capacity and improve distribution links within the South of England, enabling it to continue its rapid growth.Paul Kingsley-Bates, chief executive at Street Eats, said: “This is a huge move for us as a business and it will enable us to really grow our operation. We’ve only been operational for a number of weeks, but already we are seeing great benefits of having a factory in a central location and it’s a really exciting time for Street Eats as we continue to grow and develop.”The new £4m, 40,000sqm processing site at West Drayton, near Heathrow, was constructed from the shell of a building by Clegg Food Projects.Work included the installation of a hygienic manufacturing and storage workspace, including new chilled and frozen areas, over a period of four months.John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, said; “The project required a complete conversion into a multi-purpose processing site for sandwiches and snacks and needed to be completed quickly in time for Street Eats’ new range that was due to launch at the end of August.”The new Street Eats range includes protein rolls, flatbreads, quesadillas, Asian noodle broths, quinoa salads, and hot breakfast pots, with minimal branding.Street Eats, owned by PK Concepts, also has a site in Chester. Its sister company is Pasta King.last_img read more

Tony Winner Andrea Martin Returns to Pippin


first_img Before winning a Tony for her performance in the Diane Paulus-helmed revival, Martin took home the trophy for her performance in My Favorite Year. Additional theater credits include Act One, Fiddler on the Roof, Young Frankenstein, Exit the King, Oklahoma!, Candide and Godspell. Martin earned two Emmy awards for her writing and creation of sketch comedy characters on SCTV. Other screen credits include The Simpsons, Anastasia, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, The Producers, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Her book of autobiographical essays, titled Andrea Martin’s Lady Parts, will be released by Harper Collins this month. Andrea Martin Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 View Comments Star Files It’s time to start livin’! Andrea Martin swings back into the Broadway revival of Pippin beginning September 2. She will reprise her Tony-winning role as Berthe for 24 performances only through September 21 at the Music Box Theatre. She takes over for another Tony winner: Priscilla Lopez. Related Shows Pippin features music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson and tells the story of a young prince searching for his corner of the sky. In addition to Martin, the current cast includes Kyle Dean Massey as Pippin, Ciara Renee as Leading Player, John Rubinstein as Charles, Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada and Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine. Pippinlast_img read more

Colombia’s ELN Guerrillas Free 2 German Hostages Held Since November


first_imgBy Dialogo March 11, 2013 BOGOTÁ — Rebels belonging to Colombia’s National Liberation Army [Ejercito de Liberación Nacional, or ELN] on March 8 released two German tourists held in captivity since November 2012 in northeastern Colombia, near the country’s border with Venezuela. The rescue was delayed by one day because of logistical difficulties in the region. However, with the Colombian military ceasing operations in the area, coordinates were given to a humanitarian commission that included the International Committee of the Red Cross, representatives of the German Embassy in Bogotá and Colombian politician Horacio Serpa. “We are pleased that these two people are free again and we are pleased to have been able to provide our services to enable them to be reunited soon with their loved ones,” said Jordi Raich, head of the ICRC’s delegation in Colombia, reading from an official statement. Uwe and Günther Breuer, 69 and 72 years old respectively, were first mistaken for spies by guerrillas belonging to the ELN’s northeastern front, which is headed by a rebel known as “Camarote.” Then the guerrillas accused them of being international contractors for state-run oil company Ecopetrol. In fact, the brothers are pensioners who were enjoying a round-the-world trip — driving their 4×4 vehicle through various countries including Iraq, Iran and much of South America — before encountering problems near the Colombian border town of Teorama. This area, located in the department of Norte de Santander, lies in a traditional coca-growing zone. The two retirees were first transported to the nearby town of Ocaña for a complete medical checkup before being debriefed in Bogotá and flown back to Germany. The ELN tried to make excuses for its hostage-taking. “In the weeks that they’ve been detained, they haven’t been able to justify their presence in the territory,” the terrorists said in a statement issued last month. “For this reason, they’re being viewed thus far as intelligence agents and they will continue to be investigated.” Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shot back with a retort of his own. “Who would think that two Germans are spying here in Colombia?” he said at the time. “This is an excuse no sane person would accept or even understand, because it’s a lie. There are no spies and we demand that they be freed.” The Marxist-inspired ELN is the smaller of two insurgency groups fighting the Colombian government. The group has stepped up its policy of kidnapping and wrote on its website recently that it “protests the exploitation of sovereign mineral resources that the federal government is giving away to foreign companies.” Analysts speculate that the ELN rebels have stepped up kidnappings to force the Santos government to include them in the peace talks now underway in Cuba with the larger Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The ELN, which has an estimated 2,500 combatants, still holds one other foreign national hostage. Jernoc Wobert, a Canadian citizen and employee of Geo Explorer, was captured in early January; two Peruvian colleagues were released in mid-February.last_img read more

3 helpful workplace distractions


first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Every office is different. Some are super relaxed and some are very intense. In every office, there are distractions. But are these always bad? I dare say that some distractions can actually be good for a more relaxed culture. Here are three distractions that may not be as harmful as they once seemed…Smart devices: At one point, cell phones were really frowned upon in the workplace. But these days, with access to mobile apps, your employees are actually more connected to their job when they have their phone in their hand. If an employee leaves their desk for a few minutes, they can still stay connected to their email inbox. If you send a message to a colleague through a collaborative app like Slack or Workplace, they can stay within reach even if they’re away on a coffee run.Water cooler convos: You don’t want your employees spending half their day engaged in gossip, but a casual conversation at the water cooler can help your team engage each other and build stronger workplace relationships. While the convo might start off focusing on weekend plans, it’s probably just as likely to turn its focus to things happening in the workplace. Stronger work relationships can lead to better collaboration and cooperation.Ping-pong and pets: Not all offices are pet friendly, and not all offices have space for a ping-pong table. The point here is that your office can find something that will bring your employees joy. A happy workplace is a stress-free workplace and that’s great for morale and productivity.last_img read more

Jockey Colin Keane enjoys year to remember | Racing News


first_imgThe landmark victory came on the back of him being crowned Ireland’s champion jockey for a second time – after a thrilling battle with Shane Foley – in a year in which he also rode his first two Classic winners on Siskin and Even So for his boss, Ger Lyons.“It couldn’t have gone much better and winning at the Breeders’ Cup was just brilliant,” said Keane of 2020.“The year started off with us winning a Classic with Siskin and then it went from strength to strength. We were lucky enough to win another with Even So, I won the Matron on Champers Elysees, winning the battle to be champion and topping it off with a Breeders’ Cup winner.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “I wouldn’t be in the position I am today without Ger to be honest, he got me going and has brought us to where we are.”While Keane’s agent Ruaidhri Tierney cast his net far and wide in the search for winners in the closing weeks of the season, one trainer who did not employ the champion was Weld – yet when Christophe Soumillon was ruled out at the 11th hour having tested positive for Covid-19, it was Keane who was called upon.“It was just a case of being in the right place at the right time last weekend,” said Keane.“It’s not the way you want it to happen, but I’ll take it. Mr Weld isn’t someone I’ve ridden for much to be honest, so to get a ride in a big race and win on her for him is great.“We’d talked about it (tactics) and while we didn’t make a plan as such, Mr Weld said he wanted me to either be on the inside or the outside, but not the middle – as she’s a filly who likes a bit of space and she has a very good turn of foot.“Turning in I wasn’t looking to go between them, I just wanted to give her as clear a run as possible and she picked up very well.“You’d like to think she’s up there with the best about, it is very hard to beat Magical, she’s one of the very best, rock solid and never runs a bad race. Going there you’d be thinking if you’re second to Magical you’ve run a good race. It takes a very good one to beat her.”With two titles already in the bag, Keane is hopeful of keeping his momentum going into next season and he even picked up rides for Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Ballydoyle stable in the closing weeks.“Every year we set a target to beat the previous year’s tally – I didn’t think that would be possible this year because of Covid and my quarantine, but my agent did a great job in getting me on the right horses and we got into a great rhythm,” explained Keane.“It was September it all seemed to click, I had over 20 winners and it really got me going. I was lucky enough to team up with Aidan towards the end on a few spares with Seamie (Heffernan) suspended and Wayne (Lordan) injured and thankfully some of them won.“I’ve a lot to thank my agent for, he’s done a very good job.” Colin Keane has finally had time to reflect on a stellar season which was capped with a first Breeders’ Cup success on Tarnawa.Keane admits getting the ride on Dermot Weld’s filly was simply a case of being in the right place at the right time – but with all bar one rival behind him turning into the straight, he advertised his talents on a world stage.- Advertisement – “Thankfully it all fell right for us. It was a hard year, especially giving up two weeks with quarantine (to ride Siskin in the Sussex Stakes), so we really had to knuckle down, but it was worth it.”Keane cannot speak highly enough of Lyons, for whom Siskin and Even So were his first Classic successes, too.“I’ve been riding for the right people, I ride for a great boss so I’m very lucky,” said Keane.- Advertisement –last_img read more