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BYU Baseball’s Wally Joyner Named To WCC 2020 Wall of Honor Class

first_img Written by Tags: BYU Baseball/Wally Joyner February 19, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Baseball’s Wally Joyner Named To WCC 2020 Wall of Honor Class FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSAN BRUNO, Calif.-Per a Wednesday announcement, former BYU and MLB veteran first baseman Wally Joyner is among 10 individuals to be inducted into the West Coast Conference Hall of Honor March 7 at the Orleans Hotel of Las Vegas.Joyner is a former All-American for the Cougars who starred at Provo from 1981-1983 before embarking on a 16-year MLB career with the California Angels (1986-1991), Kansas City Royals (1992-1995), San Diego Padres (1996-1999), Atlanta Braves (2000) and Anaheim Angels (2001).Joyner competed in the 1998 World Series with the Padres, only to be swept 4-0 by the New York Yankees in the Fall Classic.During his major league career, Joyner amassed 204 home runs, 1,106 RBI, 2,060 hits, 60 stolen bases, 409 doubles and 26 triples. Joyner also netted a career batting average of .289.Joyner is a native of Decatur, Ga. and has worked as a business executive while serving and supporting multiple non-profit institutions.He has been married to his wife, Lesly, for 37 years and they have four children. Brad Jameslast_img read more

US Navy’s MCPON Visits Naval Air Station Fallon

first_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa View post tag: station Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens visited Naval Air Station Fallon July 24.This marked Stevens’ first visit to the base since assuming the role of MCPON earlier this year.During the visit, he met with senior leadership throughout the base, held an all hands call, Chief Petty Officer call, ate lunch with the Sailors at the base galley, toured Navy Munitions Command, and Navy family housing and Morale, Welfare and recreation (MWR) facilities. “It’s always good to be back at NAS Fallon,” said Stevens. “Every time I come here and have the chance to meet with Sailors, civilians, and Navy families I am leaving rejuvenated and recharged.”MCPON used the visit to discuss topics impacting today’s Navy and the Sailors who make it run. He also highlighted his “Zeroing in on Excellence” initiative. “My initiative provides us with a universal theme we can apply to our respective positions without distracting from or adding to our existing individual roles,” said Stevens. “The initiative provides a solid framework around which we can build sound and lasting readiness.”Stevens also highlighted areas such as deployments and uniforms before opening the floor to a question-and-answer session with the Sailors. The questions were centered around the future for retirement, tuition assistance, and changes to the advancement system, as well as the Information dominance warfare qualifications.MCPON was extremely impressed by the quality of the questions and recommendations he received from the Sailors at the E-6 and below all hands call. “These Sailors are true professionals who asked the tough questions and gave well-thought input on how to improve our Navy,” he said.For Yeoman Seaman Recruit Kadijah Jones, the MCPON all hands call was the first all hands call in her Navy career and it left an impression. “He really made me pay attention,” said Jones. “I like the answers he gave to our questions. He addressed everything in depth and I was extremely impressed with his view on not wanting to start any new programs but becoming experts at the ones already in place. I am in total agreement with that.”MCPON also toured Navy family housing and the Liberty Center while at NAS Fallon. “We are proud of our housing and the quality of life we give to Sailors and their families,” said Director of Military Relations Robert Jones. “MCPON needed to know that our focus has always been on the families and their needs. We will always strive to exceed expectations. As seen by our resident’s satisfaction surveys that is exactly what we are doing.”MCPON received a brief on the MWR program and all Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) programs from Terry York, MWR department head. York talked about funding issues and cutbacks, but provided assurances that the programs, although slightly limited to save money, are still a viable alternative to off-base programs and entertainment,Fleet engagements are intended to provide senior leadership with a frontline assessment of Sailors and what they are doing in the fleet.[mappress]Press Release, July 31, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Officer View post tag: chief View post tag: Fallon View post tag: MCPON View post tag: Master View post tag: Defence View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s MCPON Visits Naval Air Station Fallon July 31, 2013 View post tag: air View post tag: Petty US Navy’s MCPON Visits Naval Air Station Fallon View post tag: Defense Share this article Authorities View post tag: visitslast_img read more

US Navy Participates in Portland Rose Festival

first_img View post tag: FESTIVAL The US Navy ships are the first to return to the Portland Rose Festival since 2012. Budget uncertainty caused by sequestration prevented Navy ships from participating in 2013.“It’s really important to our organization that we honor the men and women that serve our country and our veterans as well,” said Portland Rose Festival CEO Jeff Curts.Additionally, Portland citizens will have opportunities to tour the ships and meet Sailors. Ship tours are scheduled for June 6-8 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Navy warships have been coming to the City of Roses since USS Charleston’s visit in 1907.U.S. 3rd Fleet leads Naval Forces in the Eastern Pacific from the West Coast of North America to the International Dateline.[mappress]Press Release, June 05, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Portland June 5, 2014 Guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 102) will participate in Portland Rose Festival in Portland, Oregon, June 5-9, to celebrate the 105th Rose Festival. View post tag: Participates Authorities View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: americas US Navy Participates in Portland Rose Festival Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Participates in Portland Rose Festival View post tag: rose View post tag: US Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

VENABLE, REGINA

first_imgpassed away. Surviving to cherish Regina’s memory are five children; Pamela Venable, Judy Murray, Gina Venable-Battle, Deidre Finney and Harold Venable, Jr.; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral arrangements by JACKSON FUNERAL RESIDENCE, 384 Communipaw Ave., Jersey City.last_img

WCB hosts Chinese tour

first_imgA Chinese bakers delegation was treated to a tour of the UK bakery scene and a dinner at the Worshipful Company of Bakers (WCB). The event was organised by David Powell on behalf of Rich Products.The delegates, including craft bakers and staff of Starbucks in China, visited Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End, London, owned by Baking Industry Awards Lifetime Achievement winner Christopher Freeman. Later, they were hosted at a dinner at Bakers’ Hall by Ted Rich, MD of Rich’s UK arm, and given a tour of the premises and a presentation on the UK bakery sector. A visit of UK bakers to China is planned for May 2012.l For more details email Powell on [email protected]last_img

Studio One 19 Available in the US and Europe Today

first_imgIf you keep up with products in the blogosphere, you might already be familiar with the Studio One 19, which is our new all-in-one computer. Darren Gladstone’s article kicked off some discussions when we introduced it in Japan last month. Today, we’re now offering it to customers in the United States and Europe.Over the weekend, Gizmodo and others reacted to a design-focused video that Lionel featured in a blog post late last week. The Studio One 19 is an all-in-one computer that provides a great shared computing experience for families. As mentioned in an earlier post, the Studio One 19 features a simple and approachable design, with five different color options to easily match any home décor.The Studio One 19 is no slouch when it comes to performance either. Because it’s built on a desktop chipset and features some desktop hardware like Intel’s Core 2 Duo processors and desktop hard drives. Video performance is solid too with NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics and 9400 performance graphics upgrade options.For more on both the hardware and software behind the Studio One 19, take a look at this video that features Josh Duncan and Angela Blair from Dell’s product team:&nbsp;</p><p>Besides design and performance, the optional touch capability is something that stands out. The Studio One 19 is our first desktop to feature a multi-touch option. In case you missed it, here’s the preview of the touch capabilities we shared recently. Now that it’s here, I wanted to share more details about the touch features that the Studio One 19 offers:Easy multi-touch photo editing, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, and even web browsing.Use Touch Zone to quickly locate touch applications and access media content including photos. Listen to music and create playlist.Unleash creativity with You Paint finger painting software.Record videos and upload directly to YouTube with the touch of a finger with TouchCamFlick to Flickr – Upload photos to Flickr to share with family and friends.More cowbell – Use Drum Kit to bang on the drums with the multi-touch percussion center. Lionel said this was a blast.You can see photos of the Studio One 19 on Dell’s official Flickr page.Update: Dell has also teamed with Cozi to feature the Cozi Family Organizer on the Studio One 19 (both touch and non-touch). Families use Cozi to schedule appointments and activities in the shared family calendar, to track shopping and to do lists, to keep a family journal and to send quick messages and reminders. For example how many times have you asked your teen to stop by the store and pick up a few items on the way home – and they remember half of what you needed? Well, with Cozi you speak their language by sending the grocery list via text directly to their cell phone. Really – Cozi is a simple and intuitive experience that any family member can easily use.Cozi also offers a couple of extras on the Dell Studio One 19 including:Cozi Express – Launches Cozi right from the desktop for immediate access to the family’s calendar, shopping and to do list and other information.Cozi Photo Collage Screensaver -Automatically creates and rotates stunning collages from photos stored on the PC, organizes the photos by family events and activities, and displays upcoming appointments from the family calendar.last_img read more

Group discusses leadership program

first_imgSaint Mary’s Student Government Association (SGA) began debating the specific programming of “Proud Past, Promising Future,” the proposed student leadership development program, at its Tuesday meeting. The program, set to begin in November, will focus on a different theme each month. SGA members discussed the possibility of focusing the first month on self-reflection, encouraging students to consider the strength of their leadership skills. Kelly Reidenbach, Student Diversity Board president, said beginning with a month of self-evaluation would help students decide whether the program would benefit them. “It’s important to start with the reflecting, then from there people can gauge where they need to go,” she said. “So it’s in stages.” Despite only having a few weeks in December for programming, executive treasurer Liz Busam said finals would be a good time to focus on the theme of motivation. “Motivation [is fitting] because it will give [students] motivation to get through finals,” Busam said. Reidenbach said the theme would encourage the personal drive to work through finals, as well as interpersonal motivation to inspire others as leaders. “The focus should be how to be a leader for yourself, and then how to be a leader for your group,” she said. In January, the group plans to focus on personal presentation and professional development. Emily Skirtich, chief of staff, suggested an etiquette-themed dinner. “We could have a leadership etiquette dinner and have someone come in and give specific etiquette lessons,” Skirtich said. Public Relations commissioner Amanda Lester said students would benefit from having prominent businesswomen speak at the College. “We could bring in different CEOs and have them talk about how they got to their position and their different experiences,” she said. In keeping with the theme of leadership mentors, SGA president Nicole Gans suggested taking advantage of the Board of Trustees visit in February. The program would conclude in March with a proposed theme of inspiration.last_img read more

The Velocity of Autumn, Starring Estelle Parsons & Stephen Spinella Starts Previews

first_img View Comments Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn, starring Oscar winner Estelle Parsons and Tony winner Stephen Spinella, begins performances April 1. The explosive family comedy is slated to officially open at Broadway’s Booth Theatre on April 21. Directed by Molly Smith, The Velocity of Autumn tells the story of Alexandra (Parsons), a 79-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. Alexandra has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn Brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block, but when her estranged son Chris (Spinella) crawls through her second-floor window, he becomes the family’s unlikely mediator. The Velocity of Autumn premiered at Boise Contemporary Theatre in Idaho in 2011 before having a sold-out run at Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage this past September. Related Shows The Velocity of Autumn Show Closed This production ended its run on May 4, 2014last_img read more

Superheroes in Brooklyn & Ambitious Manhattanites Head to Vineyard’s 2014-15 Season

first_img Directed by Mayer, Brooklynite tells the story of Trey Swieskowski, an idealistic hardware store clerk who dreams of becoming a superhero and Astrolass, Brooklyn’s most celebrated superhero who is determined to throw in the cape for a normal life. The two meet, and hatch a plan that will change their lives forever. The musical, which will feature choreography by Steven Hoggett, is inspired by the real Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company in Park Slope. The Vineyard Theatre will announce an additional main stage production and development work shortly. View Comments The Vineyard Theatre has announced two of its main stage productions for the 2014-15 season. The winter of 2015 will see the world premiere of the musical Brooklynite, with a book by Tony winner Michael Mayer (Hedwig, Spring Awakening) and Peter Lerman and music and lyrics by Lerman. The season will also include the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria; Or Ambition. Brooklynitecenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015 Related Shows Gloria; Or Ambition will be helmed by Evan Cabnet in the spring of 2015. The new play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a famed Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a book deal before they turn 30. When an unexpected event shatters life as they’ve known it, the stakes for who will get to tell their story becomes higher than ever.last_img read more

Sugarbush Resort Plans to Open for the 2008-09 Winter Season this Weekend

first_imgSugarbush Resort Plans to Open for the 2008-09 Winter Season this WeekendWarren, VT (November 18, 2008)- It’s time to get the gear out; winter is here. Sugarbush Resort will open for the 2008-09 winter season this Saturday, November 22nd when the Super Bravo and Heaven’s Gate chairs begin spinning at 9 A.M.”Our snowmaking crews have put down a great base from the top (of Lincoln Peak) to the bottom of the Heavens Gate lift,” said Resort president Win Smith. “Mother Nature has lent us a helping hand over the last 10 days dumping about a foot up top and temperatures this week are allowing us to make every effort to have top-to-bottom skiing and riding come Saturday. We just ask that guests check the website for the latest info before coming up to the hill Saturday morning.”Sugarbush commenced snowmaking operations earlier this month and has been making snow at every opportunity. Several lake-effect squalls that began arriving in October have also helped to turn the resort’s trails white. The Gate House Lodge’s food court and Allyns Lodge will be open as will Timbers restaurant this weekend. The Castlerock Pub, however, will be closed as it is in the final stage of a $1 million renovation. Construction began earlier this fall to double the size of the popular après spot and add a deck on top of it. Sugarbush also added more seating and bag storage capacity to the second floor of the lodge. The new additions are scheduled to make their debut the week after the resort’s 50th Birthday Bash, which is being held December 12-14. Après-ski festivities this weekend will be held in Timbers.Lift tickets this weekend will be $49 for everyone (seniors, juniors, adults, and Sugarcard holders.) The Super Bravo and Heaven’s Gate chairs are scheduled to run from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.Visit sugarbush.com for the most up-to-date information on conditions and to book your stay for the 50th Birthday Bash.-30-last_img read more