Key Hits Lacking for BYU in Loss at LMU

first_imgAfter leaving six stranded through five innings, BYU (29-12, 13-6) answered back in the sixth inning. With two outs, Mitch McIntyre smacked a triple over the LMU center fielder’s head before Keaton Kringlen hit the first pitch he saw for an RBI-single. The Cougars would load the bases in the inning but couldn’t bring one across, leaving the score 2-1. LMU came right back to load the bases in the bottom of the sixth with one out, scoring two runs when Cougar third baseman Austin Deming’s throw to second went wide and allowed two runs to score. A fielding error by Brian Hsu at second during the next Lion at-bat allowed another run, pushing LMU’s lead to 5-1 before Cougar reliever Bo Burrup retired two batters to end the frame. Game Summary “We were just bad in all aspects of the game tonight,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “But we still have two games in the series to bounce back and get some wins.” BYU stranded runners in seven of nine innings, twice closing an inning with the bases loadedBYU’s lone run came off a triple by Mitch McIntyre followed by an RBI-single by Keaton KringlenThe Cougars’ 22-game win streak when out-hitting their opponents was snapped; BYU out-hit LMU 10-9 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES – Thirteen runners left on base doomed No. 25 BYU baseball in a 5-1 loss at Loyola Marymount on Thursday. Mitch McIntyre: 2-3, 3B, R, BBNoah Hill: 2-3, BBBrock Hale: 2-4, HBP A triple, double and single put LMU (27-18, 14-8) on top 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Both teams had opportunities to add more, but pitching and defense helped both sides get out of jams. In the bottom of the fifth and runners on the corners for LMU, the Cougars pulled off an inning-ending double play when catcher Noah Hill caught a foul ball, then caught the Lion baserunner in a pickle, eventually tagging him out as well. Written bycenter_img Player Highlights Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Loyola Marymount Lions/WCC May 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Key Hits Lacking for BYU in Loss at LMU BYU loaded the bases again in the seventh but again came up empty-handed. BYU and LMU play game two on Friday at 6 p.m. PT on, BYU Radio and ESPN 960 AM McIntyre closed out the eighth inning with a double play from his spot in left field, catching a fly ball and then gunning out a Lion runner at home plate to keep the margin at four, but BYU went down in the ninth in order. Robert Lovelllast_img read more

Oxford celebrates poet it once shunned

first_imgOxford University spent last week honouring Dambudzo Marechera, nearly four decades after expelling him. Events took place over the week, celebrating the work of the writer that one Zimbabwean newspaper called “the most controversial author Zimbabwe has ever produced.”After gaining a scholarship to New College, Marechera was expelled following a series of incidents, including threats to burn down the college. After growing up in poverty, he had previously been expelled from the University of Rhodesia in 1973 after a student demonstration.Professor Elleke Boehmer, co-organiser of the event, explains that Marechera had a “schizophrenic disposition, which was never formally diagnosed,” and was made worse by his “extreme isolation, as one of the only black students in a very white Oxford.” It was this combination of race and class prejudices, Boehmer suggests, that led to such behaviour.She stressed the continued relevance of the work, stating that “People now still relate to the crises which Marechera faced, especially in his native Zimbabwe.His thinking represents precisely the opposite to the kind of rigid, binary thought of someone like Robert Mugabe. He asked a lot of difficult questions, and crossed boundaries.”However, some object to the perceived double standards of the institution. Wadham second-year Sophie Lewis directed a production which combined two of Marechera’s plays, but split from the conference organisers “after a very difficult beginning.” Lewis objects to the idea of the University embracing the writer after rejecting him as a student.“I don’t want to see Marechera’s dramatics, his nationsroman, his poems, stultified by the academic institution he rejected, and which rejected him.”One English undergraduate said, “I always think it’s quite ironic when Oxford welcome back someone they barely cared about at the time. I don’t think they mean to be hypocritical, but there is the sense that they want to share in Marechera’s success.”Boehmer acknowledges that the celebration may “seem on the surface” to be hypocritical, welcoming back the writer now that he is safe and dead, but points out that ‘the English Faculty and academia has moved on. We’re now in a place where black writers’ work are discussed and celebrated. It’s a different Oxford from the one Marechera experienced.’“This isn’t in any way trying to excuse or make up for the past, but a genuine recognition and celebration of his work.”last_img read more

Anger over lost crown

first_imgRivalry between Jesus and Exeter Colleges has been revived after the crown was stolen off the bust of Jesus College founder Queen Elizabeth I in their College hall. The crown has not been returned, nor have the perpetrators been identified, but students have theorised that the thieves attend Exeter College.“The Exeter pranksters who have stolen the crown and who moved benches and threw towels around second quad in the last couple of weeks are being slowly honed in on through CCTV footage,” said a member of the JCR Health and Safety committee in an email to the JCR.However, the JCR President has denied that there is any CCTV footage and has emphasised that despite allegations, “there has been no evidence to suggest that a student from that college is to blame for the missing crown”.“We have a long-standing ‘banterous’ rivalry with Exeter,” explained JCR President Danielle Zigner.It is believed that the theft took place in connection with the “Turl Street Dash”, an annual tradition in which Exeter and Jesus students race around the streets of Oxford on bicycles and consume copious amounts of alcohol. The event was banned in 2010, but still took place this year.Students have speculated that the theft was premeditated, due to the assumed use of a screwdriver to remove the crown.“These rapscallions probably thought they were carrying out the crime of the century, but it was hardly the Great Train Robbery – they could have gone for anything but made off with a rather perfunctory piece of wood covered in gold-leaf,” said Jim Waterson, a finalist reading History at Jesus.“The crown was never my favourite anyway. If nothing else, ordering a replacement will allow us to modernise what is otherwise a rather dour piece of carving. Add a bit more bling to it, that sort of thing. Frankly, they can keep it.”Some Jesus students, however, are less forgiving. “Maybe they should be put in their place with a spot of retribution, a giant flaming Jesus crest burning on first quad perhaps,” suggested Declan Clowry.last_img read more

Safely Open for Business: Manco & Manco, Surf Mall Help Lead the Way

first_imgMany visitors don’t consider a trip to the Boardwalk complete without stopping at Manco & Manco for pizza. The owners have taken steps to make the process as safe as possible. By TIM KELLYWhen the Ocean City Boardwalk reopened recently, one of the top questions heard around town was: “When can I get a slice of Manco & Manco pizza?”Now would be a good time. Not only is Manco & Manco open and ready to serve up its iconic pizza and other food, it has a comprehensive safety plan in place.“We’ve taken numerous precautions to protect our valued customers’ safety, and that of our staff,” said Chuck Bangle, a Manco & Manco co-owner.Bangle said the flagship store at 9th and the Boardwalk is open for curbside pickup, sales by the slice at the counter, and delivery service by one of a team of 25 drivers, to the customer’s location. Social distancing is strictly observed as well.“We’ve perfected the art of curbside pickup,” Bangle said, explaining the process: customers phone in their order, drive to the pickup area and wait for one of the yellow-vested, computer-carrying Manco & Manco team members to deliver the pizza to the customer’s vehicle.The entire process takes between 15 or 20 minutes, and all food is sealed with a tamper-evident sticker prior to leaving any of the Manco & Manco locations.“If you like ordering by the slice on the Boardwalk, you’ll be served by a team member wearing a mask and standing behind a Plexiglas barrier,” Bangle said.Those opting for delivery may call 609-399-2548. Touchless, no-contact delivery is available by paying in advance with a credit card (gratuity can be included) and instructing where to drop off the order.“Once the food goes into the box, the next person to touch it is the customer,” Bangle remarked.Additional steps:All Manco & Manco servers wear masksPie makers and food prep workers wear masksEmployees are positioned within social distancing guidelines inside Manco & Manco locationsCustomers waiting in line are asked to maintain six feet of social distancingManco & Manco isn‘t alone in emphasizing safety. Surf Mall is another great example.Surf Mall is a Boardwalk landmark.“This is our town, this is our community, these are our friends,” said Wes Kazmarck, whose family has owned the Surf Mall for approximately 40 years. “We want them to know we’re ready for them to shop in the safest manner possible.”Kazmarck, who serves as president of the Boardwalk Merchants Association, advocated for a responsible reopening strategy for all of his business colleagues, as well as his own venerable Boardwalk landmark.Surf Mall, at 1154 Boardwalk, the former Surf movie theatre, is one of the largest public retail spaces in Ocean City, allowing for natural social distancing.All employees and people coming inside must wear masks, and if a customer forgets his or hers, Surf Mall will provide a free one.There are protective barriers at every cash register and numerous hand sanitizer stations throughout the building, Kazmarck said.“We want people to know they can come into town and safely enjoy their summer traditions. Ocean City is ready and the Surf Mall in particular is ready — 100 percent,” Kazmarck noted.If you are a business owner with an “opening safely strategy” OCNJ Daily wants to help reach and educate customers on your efforts. Please contact Mike DeVlieger for details by e-mail: [email protected] or call him at 609-231-8987.last_img read more

Samworth Brothers boss quits

first_imgLeicestershire-based Samworth Brothers has announced that its chief executive Alex Knight has stepped down from his post.Knight, who has worked as a consultant for the business for the past 20 years, took over the chief executive role in January 2016 after replacing Lindsey Pownall.“Alex has worked with the group for over 20 years, but believes the business is best served by a change in structure,” said Nick Linney, Samworth Brothers chairman in a statement.“During his period as group chief executive, Alex has made an enormous contribution to the business and his leadership has been notable for his hard work, strong values and commitment during a busy period. We thank him for this.”Following the resignation, Samworth director Mark Samworth will become chairman of the group executive board and take on the day-to-day running of the business until a new chief executive is appointed.Knight led Samworth’s investment into its staff and facilities, that saw revenues top £900m in October 2016.In January 2017, Samworth Brothers acquired West Cornwall Pasty Co from private equity investor Endless LLP.last_img read more

The View Eyeing Mario Cantone, Idina Menzel & Bernadette Peters as Co-Hosts

first_img View Comments Star Files Meanwhile, rumors persist that Tony winner Rosie O’Donnell will also be returning to the ABC show. Whatever happens with this game of musical chairs, it looks like the Great White Way will be well represented when the 18th season of The View begins. After Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy’s recent departure from The View, speculation is rife about who will replace them and the recently retired Barbara Walters on the popular daytime TV show. Broadway alum Mario Cantone has apparently been offered a permanent spot alongside Whoopi Goldberg, while the New York Post reports that Idina Menzel or Bernadette Peters may become part of a rotating cast of Great White Way stars. Bernadette Peters Idina Menzel Cantone’s Broadway credits include Laugh Whore, Assassins, The Violet Hour, The Tempest and Love! Valour! Compassion!. He would be the first man to ever be a permanent panelist on The View.last_img read more

Gardening and gizmos

first_imgCan you garden in just a few square feet? Sure, if you space your plants appropriately. Find out all about square-foot gardening on “Your Southern Garden with Walter Reeves” April 10 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Watch as Reeves discovers swollen, weird-looking leaves on his azalea plants. “It’s a gall, y’all,” he says. Jaret Daniels, a conservation biologist at the University of Florida, will also teach Reeves how to attract butterflies to the garden and Krissy Slagle, program assistant with UGA Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener program, will demonstrate all sorts of gizmos to keep your houseplants watered correctly.“Your Southern Garden” is produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida IFAS Extension. It is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by underwriter support from Scotts Miracle Grow and sponsorship from McCorkle Nurseries.last_img read more

Financial education in a time of crisis

first_img 50SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Beth Merlo Beth Merlo is the Vice President of the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC). She joined DCUC in 2006 and has worked in all parts of the organization. As Vice President, … Web: Details It’s that time of year again. April is Financial Capability Month where we collectively encourage people to create budgets, build emergency savings, pay down debt, and take hold of their financial futures. But this is no ordinary spring. The world is experiencing a health and economic crisis. People are practicing social distancing, sheltering in place, or fully quarantined. As a result, livelihoods are being lost every day simply because the nation is doing the right thing and staying home. So, how do we approach financial education when the world is in crisis mode? By doubling down.Typically, financial education efforts must clear a number of hurdles just to be heard. In April, we’re competing with the weather warming up and days getting longer. We’re not as enticing as coffee with a friend or as fun as shopping for a new outfit. We will never be as entertaining as sports games or movies. And let’s face it, those who aren’t on top of their finances are often afraid to look and see where they really stand. With everything happening in the world, now is the perfect time to reach out to your community and encourage them to take a hard look at their finances. For one, we have a captive audience, and they are paying attention to their wallets. Giving people an activity to focus on, even a budget, might be a welcome diversion. Maybe most importantly, in this time of uncertainty there is one thing financial educators can offer that other distractions can’t: peace of mind.This is a scary time with an unknown outcome or end date. Yet, instead of putting our financial education efforts on hold with everything else, this is the time to explain that building a budget means knowing how you spend your money and where you can cut back if your income suddenly drops. Let your members know that building emergency savings can mean security in such uncertain times. Teach them that when everything seems out of their hands, they can take back a bit of control by taking hold of their finances. And let them know where they can find help if they are in a tough financial situation.While financial fairs may be cancelled and one-on-one coaching is not recommended, find ways to get the message out. Host webinars, provide worksheets that parents can work on with their kids, set up a 30-day financial bootcamp where you challenge your members with a new task every day, and share financial tips on social media. Be a voice of encouragement in this time of uncertainty.Financial education is one area that credit unions shine because you care deeply for your members and your communities. Instead of being discouraged by the current situation, let’s be inspired to try something different.Looking for resources? April is also Military Saves Month, and Military Saves has numerous resources ready to go via their digital tool kit that you can use.last_img read more

How wedding venues are adapting to New York state guidelines

first_imgTraditions said they are following a number of guidelines including enforcing masks, contact tracing, and having no more than 50 guests at a ceremony. Some brides even opted to hold their ceremonies on Zoom, and the virtual weddings were attended by simply logging on. Traditions at the Glen, Hotel and Spa, is known for hosting weddings with up to 300 guests, but due to the COVID pandemic, they have had to adapt and have seen significant losses. There are also other changes, like not having a dance floor. Post compares the wedding’s reception to more of a formal dinner. And while Traditions acknowledges that some outbreaks have been traced to celebrations like weddings, they say, so far, they haven’t heard of any health problems after any of their events and hope their regulations will let them continue putting on in-person celebrations. “The first question I get asked when I pick up the phone is ‘what are your restrictions right now, regulations, how are you following? How are you going to keep our guests safe?’,” said Post. “It’s not just the guests’ safety, it’s also for our safety, and I will admit that a lot of our staff was not comfortable coming back to work right away,” said Post. Post also tells 12 News that they have a three strike warning, and will either ask a guest to leave or shut down the event if people are not following the rules after being asked to three times. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many industries, one of them being the multi-billion dollar wedding industry, where many had to cancel, postpone or change their plans. “Ordinarily, we’ve held 25-30 weddings by now, and now we’ve held to date nine,” said Jeannie Post, director of Sales at Traditions. The hotel is putting on in-person weddings in adherence to the New York State guidelines, and because health remains the top concern, they are taking serious precautionary measures. Despite downsizing and having different rules in place, Traditions says their brides come away happy with their event, calling their intimate ceremonies a, “VIP wedding.” Now, venues in New York state are able to host in-person weddings, but they have to follow new rules and regulations.last_img read more

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