St. John’s Names Mike Anderson New Head Coach

Mike Anderson has been named the 21st head coach in the history of the St. John’s Men’s Basketball program.

Anderson, who most recently served as the head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks for eight seasons, has a career head coaching record of 369-200 (.649), and has never had a losing season while at the helm of a college basketball program.

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MLB Umpires Host 11th Annual Online Auction For UMPS CARE Charities

Major League Baseball (MLB) umpires will offer up more than 400 items that include priceless autographed sports memorabilia, one-of-a-kind VIP experiences and VIP ticket packages during its 11th Annual UMPS CARE Charities Online Auction. The auction is currently underway at www.mlb.com/UmpsCare and closes at 10 p.m. EDT on Monday, April 29.

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Royals Get To German Early, Hold On To Beat Yankees

(Royals first baseman Ryan O’Hearn racing to catch a pop-up from Gleyber Torres in the sixth – Photo by Jason Schott)

The Kansas City Royals jumped out to an early lead against Yankees starter Domingo German and went on to win 6-1 at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night.

The Yankees had no follow through from their emotional two-game sweep over the Red Sox, as they were dominated by Homer Bailey, who threw six innings, allowing just one run on three hits and a walk, with six strikeouts.

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Yankees 3B Andujar’s Recovery Going Smoothly; Boone Discusses Next Steps

(Miguel Andujar throwing earlier this season – Photo by Jason Schott)

When Yankees third baseman Miguel Andújar went on the injured list on April 1 with a right shoulder strain, the plan was to have him not rush his rehab, while there concern that he would need season-ending surgery.

Just a bit over two weeks later, Andujar has consistently been throwing, and he took a major step on Thursday.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: Tamara Loehr’s Handbook For Working Women, “Balance Is B.S.”

Balance Is B.S.: How To Have A Work. Life. Blend

By Tamara Loehr

Wiley; hardcover; $25.00

Tamara Loehr, world-renowned wellness entrepreneur and author, is a wife and mother of two who started her first business at the age of 19 after graduating college with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Her ‘sweat equity’ model led her to winning a range of global awards. She has also delved into the world of investment with a current focus on her online beauty-disruptor ‘Dollar Beauty Tribe,’ designed to promote cruelty-free, vegan indie brands.

Loehr has created a workbook for rising women, Balance Is B.S.: How To Have A Work. Life. Blend. She challenges the “work-life balance” philosophy with this work, which is a handbook designed to change the mindsets of women in the United States who are the primary breadwinners of their households.

Confronting head-on that the “work-life balance” doesn’t work when put into practice, Loehr has figured out a new solution after more than 20 years as a global entrepreneur. she outlines how to ditch expectations, uphold one’s values and embrace a work-life blend.

In the U.S. and Australia, where Loehr is based, a vast growing number of households are now helmed by breadwinning women. Gender diversity has proven positive impacts for businesses, and is seemingly a win-win: great for the economy and great for ambitious women.

Loehr sees this trend giving rise to a problem that’s hard to talk about across working households: women are working more outside the home, but they aren’t really working less inside the home.

“My new book calls out the ‘B.S.’  on ‘balance’ and presents a different way, giving women permission to blend their work and personal lives together without getting burned out.” Loehr says. “Women are increasing their expectations in their careers, but are not adjusting their expectations around their partners, parenting and personal lives. Everyone is in pursuit of the elusive ‘work-life balance’ and is feeling guilty because it is simply impossible to get there. With my new book, I’m offering a different path for women to get out of this endless cycle.”

This book is inclusive to all working women regardless of career trajectory or level of earnings. It focuses on a unique self, work and personal blend, and the title is broken down into three segments outlining how career-driven females can eliminate outdated expectations and gender roles in their work and personal lives.

Highlighted topics in each section include focus on:

Self: filling up your soul; breaking of your bubble.

Work: choose your own adventure, work-life blend, coping with pressure and financial promises

Personal: expectations, agreements; parent guilt; family dynamics; foster friends and why blending matters.

Each chapter is supported by practical exercises that readers can complete to identify their values, align their energies with what matters to them most, set expectations with key people in their lives, and map out the lives they actually want.

 

Brooklyn Fans Of Books: “I’m Fine And Neither Are You” By Camille Pagan

I’m Fine And Neither Are You

By Camille Pagán

Lake Union; hardcover, $24.95; eBook, $4.99

Honesty is the best policy, except maybe when it comes to marriage in Camille Pagán’s fifth novel, I’m Fine And Neither Are You.

Penelope Ruiz-Kar wears many hats, among them wife, mother, breadwinner. She is doing it all, but barely keeping it together.

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Yankees Send Message To The Sox

(Brett Gardner celebrated his grand slam on Wednesday night – @Yankees)

The Yankees completed their sweep of the brief two-game series against the Boston Red Sox with a 5-3 win on Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium, capped off by Brett Gardner’s game-winning grand slam.

This was one the Yankees were waiting for since October 9, 2018 when the Red Sox eliminated them in the ALDS on their way to winning the World Series.

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BrooklynFans Of Books: On The Evolution Of Business

(The New York Stock Exchange – Photo by Jason Schott)

There is a real debate in this country right now about the future of business, including whether we should still have a capitalist system and examining how businesses conduct themselves with regards to the environment and their workers.

Three new books are essential to understanding this discussion: The Enlightened Capitalists by James O’Toole; The Prosperity Paradox by Clayton M. Christensen, Efosa Ojomo, and Karen Dillon; and The Future of Capitalism by Paul Collier.

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