Evans, who most recently served as vice president of finance and planning for several of the company’s business units, will continue to be based in Crowley’s Jacksonville, USA headquarters, reporting to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services, and will have strong functional ties to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller, as well as the finance teams within each of the company’s business units. The company’s project management organisation, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.”Eric is an ideal candidate to take on this new role at Crowley,” said Fox. “He has a thorough understanding of Crowley’s strategy, vision and goals, and we are confident he will help us identify, assess and integrate business opportunities to grow the Crowley business portfolio.”Evans joined Crowley in 1987 in Seattle as an accountant and manager of management reporting for 11 years, supporting the West Coast businesses and taking various short-term assignments in Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. In 1997, he took an assignment as administrative manager in Caracas, Venezuela, for Crowley’s oilfield logistics company and was there for two years. Evans moved to Jacksonville to serve as the projects manager and finance director from 1999 to 2001 for Crowley’s contract services and international operations, then moved to Seattle in a similar role. He moved back to Jacksonville in 2009 to support Crowley’s petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010. www.crowley.com
Matt Loede As spring training continues in Goodyear, Indians fans should pay close attention to Monday’s affair for the Tribe as they take on the San Diego Padres, as a couple players that could be key to the 2019 roster will be in action.One player who will return to the field is second basemen Jason Kipnis, who has appeared in just one game so far this spring due to a quad injury.Saturday Kipnis told reporters that he was feeling a lot better, and manager Terry Francona confirmed he’s scheduled to play in Monday’s game.“He’s going to go out and sprint today, possibly even run the bases, which could come tomorrow,” Francona said.“Tentatively we have him in there Monday playing.”While Kipnis will be back on the field, a lot of eyes will also be on the newest Indian, former Red Sox slugger Hanely Ramirez, who the team came to terms with on a deal late last Saturday.Ramirez has been working out with the Indians, and he will look to make a comeback as he hasn’t played in a regular season game since May 24th of last year when he was with Boston.The Red Sox released him on June 1st, and he did not sign with another team but played this last offseason in Winter Ball as he looked to impress enough to make a team want to sign him, which the Tribe did. The Indians will give him that shot, hoping he can get back to the form of even two seasons ago when he hit 23 homers with the Red Sox, driving in 62 runs and hitting .242. Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Related TopicsfeaturedHanely RamirezJason KipnisTerry Francona
As the country went into lockdown, the Bristol Sport group came together to support the most vulnerable in the community by providing them with essential food supplies. This collaborative effort saw each of the sporting charities work with Ashton Gate, and a dedicated team of volunteers, in an effort which has now delivered more than 50,000 meals directly to families in need.“It has been great that Ashton Gate has been used in such a way to support the community. I can’t tell you how proud I am with everyone concerned and I would just like to thank everyone involved, it was a great effort by them all.”Bristol Sport founder, Steve LansdownThroughout the lockdown, Ashton Gate Stadium provided a temporary home for three other charities who required space for their own response work. The largest of these being FareShare South West, who deliver food to organisations across the region. With FareShare South West’s existing warehouse full, additional space was required to enable them to reach more people in need. In just four months, food for more than one million meals was distributed from Bristol to Bodmin, directly from the Lansdown Stand concourse at Ashton Gate. To enable FareShare South West to continue processing such large volumes as the stadium starts to emerge from lockdown, an alternative space on the stadium’s footprint has now been found, meaning FareShare South West’s large-scale operation can continue even when crowds do return.
LEXINGTON, Ky. — With the 2015 regular season finished, it’s time to take a position-by-position look at the Kentucky football roster. The Courier-Journal’s position report card series continues with the running backs…Nov 21, 2015; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats running back Stanley Boom Williams (18) runs the ball against the Charlotte 49ers in the first quarter at Commonwealth Stadium.Returning starters: As a freshman, Stanley “Boom” Williams showed glimpses of the talent that had UK fans dreaming of future All-Southeastern Conference accolades. As a sophomore in 2015 he built on those glimpses with one of the more consistent performances from a UK running back in recent history. Williams just missed a 1,000-yard rushing season with 855 yards and six touchdowns on 121 carries in 10 games. Williams missed one full game and more than half of two others with an elbow injury and sat out another game due to a personal issue. He topped the 100-yard rushing plateau five times.Other returning players: Junior running back Jojo Kemp became the first freshman to lead Kentucky in rushing in 13 years during the 2013 season, and while he has since been passed by Williams, Kemp remains an important part of the UK rushing attack. He finished second on the team with 555 rushing yards and tied for the team lead with six rushing touchdowns in 12 games. Sophomore Mikel Horton added 318 yards and three touchdowns on 82 carries. Freshman Sihiem King saw his role expand as the season went on and finished his debut year with 127 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.Important losses: Barring an unexpected transfer, Kentucky will return each of its scholarship running backs for the 2016 season.One to build around: After two promising seasons, 2016 will be the year for Williams to prove he belongs in the top tier of SEC running backs. A UK spokeswoman confirmed Williams does not need surgery after reinjuring his elbow in the regular-season finale against Louisville, and he should be healthy for spring practice. If the injury does not linger, Williams likely enters the 2016 season as the clear No. 1 player on the roster. He ranked second in the SEC in yards per carry (7.1) this season and was the league’s only running back with at least 50 carries to average more than seven yards per carry.Addition to watch: Three-star running back Benny Snell is set to join the program after a standout career at Westerville Central High School in Westerville, Ohio. As a senior, Snell totaled 1,826 yards and 26 touchdowns on 247 carries, according to MaxPreps.com. He also added 27 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Kentucky could have the running back depth to redshirt both Snell and fellow commit A.J. Rose next season, but if he does play Snell will have the benefit of easing into his UK career behind some talented veterans.Current 2016 commitments: Benny Snell (5-11, 200), A.J. Rose (6-2, 185)Question mark: At times, Horton has looked like Kentucky’s best NFL prospect, but he has battled inconsistency throughout his first two seasons as a Wildcat. Horton’s best performance as a sophomore came with 14 carries for 109 yards against Tennessee. He scored the game-winning touchdown in the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette and opened the win at South Carolina with a powerful run for a score. Despite being listed at 6-foot-1, 226 pounds on the UK roster, Horton has failed to present the short-yardage weapon needed in a power back and lost that role to Kemp late in the 2015 season. Ball security has been an issue for Horton at times, as evidenced by his three fumbles in UK’s last two games.Key stat: No one will confuse first-year FBS program Charlotte with legitimate SEC competition, but the Wildcats’ rushing performance in the Nov. 21 win offered a glimpse at the potential of the running backs on the roster. Kentucky totaled 415 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns in the 58-10 victory. The 415 rushing yards were fourth-most in a single game in program history. Season grade: BKentucky’s 1,952 rushing yards and 22 rushing touchdowns on the season were the program’s most since 2010, but one could not help but think the total could have been even bigger in 2015. While Kemp and Horton both had their moments in the spotlight, the offense was rarely the same when Williams was unavailable. “We struggled the three games he didn’t play this year,” UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said after the Louisville loss. “We’re definitely a different team without him out there.” With quarterback a question mark for UK in 2016, leaning more heavily on the running backs doesn’t seem like a terrible strategy.Email Jon Hale at [email protected] . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .