Indians Add Power-Hitting First Baseman Yonder Alonso in Offseason

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Yonder Alonso
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Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is an Albuquerque, New Mexico-based attorney who was one of the leading habeas corpus contractors for New Mexico’s Public Defender Department for more than a decade. Before relocating to Albuquerque, Geoffrey Scovil lived in Cleveland and was a passionate fan of the Indians Major League Baseball (MLB) team.

Despite losing in the American League (AL) Divisional Series, the Cleveland Indians had one of their most successful regular seasons of all-time in 2017. The AL Central Club finished with its second highest win total of all-time (102) and scored more runs (818) than it had since 2006. Despite losing Carlos Santana to the Philadelphia Phillies in free agency, the Indians found a suitable replacement who is more than capable of helping the team build upon its offensive output last season. In December, the team signed free agent slugger Yonder Alonso to a two-year, $16 million contract.

The 30-year old first baseman split last season between the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners, and hit a career-best 28 home runs to go along with a .266 batting average and a .501 slugging percentage. The former first-round draft pick of the Cincinnati Reds was also an All-Star for the first time in his career.

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Outpost Productions Scholarship Program Funds Child Participation

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Outpost Performance Space
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An Albuquerque attorney with two decades of legal experience, Geoffrey Scovil takes on indigent criminal defense cases and represents clients challenging a conviction due to inadequate counsel. Geoffrey Scovil supports the Albuquerque-based Outpost Productions outside of his professional obligations. The nonprofit arts organization hosts a variety of musical programs for children and administers scholarships.

Scholarship programs enable young people to attend Outpost Productions’ children’s programming at little or no cost and provide each recipient with a gift certificate usable toward the cost of admission at any Outpost concert. The organization also distributes annual scholarship awards to deserving students, including those leaving the Outpost Education Program. Available scholarships are up to $2,000 and include the Keith Gilbert Scholarship, The Arlen Asher Jazz Scholarship in Memory of Joetha Callison Asher, and a scholarship in memory of David Parlato.

Funding for the scholarships is made possible through contributions from Arlen Asher, Keith Gilbert, Douglas Mulligan, individuals and organizations in the community, City Councilor Rey Garduño and the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department.

Senior Citizens Law Office’s Support of LGBT Individuals

 

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Senior Citizens Law Office
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The recipient of a juris doctor degree from Case Western Reserve University, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil currently serves as an Albuquerque-based attorney who specializes in habeas corpus law. Beyond his work as a defense lawyer, Geoffrey Scovil supports a variety of Albuquerque non-profit organizations, including the Senior Citizens Law Office (SCLO).

In addition to its advocacy and free legal services for seniors, SCLO operates the Pride in Aging Project, which was designed to provide support to LGBT seniors and raise awareness about the unique issues and concerns they face in gaining access to long-term care and housing, among other services. Additionally, SCLO supports of the Administration on Aging-funded National Resource Center (NRC) on LGBT Aging.

Established in 2010, the NRC on LGBT Aging is the United States’ first and only resource center created to improve the quality and quantity of services offered to LGBT senior citizens. The center is led by Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) in conjunction with 18 relevant organizations, and provides educational resources and technical assistance to aging providers.

For more information, visit www.lgbtagingcenter.org.

Top Attractions in Morocco

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Meknes
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Geoffrey (Geoff) Scovil has been practicing habeas corpus law through his solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for nearly two decades. In this capacity, his raises legal challenges to trial cases based on errors that violate his clients’ constitutional rights. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys traveling away from Albuquerque to such destinations as Morocco.

Featuring everything from sunny coasts and relaxed countrysides to awe-inspiring mountains, Morocco is a popular tourist destination. Below are just a few of the country’s top attractions:

Meknes: one of Morocco’s four imperial cities, Meknes was a former capital of the country and it houses several major attractions of historical interest, including the Dar Jamai Museum and Bab Mansour. The city consists of a 9th-century medina nestled inside a 21st-century city and features numerous examples of Spanish-Moorish-style architecture.

Todra Gorge: found on the east side of the High Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge is a breathtaking sight for many visitors. It was carved out of the mountains with the help of the Dades River and is perhaps most spectacular along its final 650 yards. This stretch of the gorge features smooth rock walls reaching up to 525 feet high and a flat track that shrinks down to just 33 feet wide.

Ouarzazate: serving as the shooting site of numerous Hollywood classics, Ouarzazate has hosted film crews from Cleopatra, Sahara, and Kingdom of Heaven over the years. Directors have been using the city and its surrounding desert for movies since the 1960s, and visitors can tour the locales and still-surviving sets from some of their favorite blockbusters.

Visiting San Francisco – A Guide to the Seasons

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San Francisco
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Attorney Geoffrey Scovil has a solo practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition to his law practice, Geoffrey Scovil enjoys visiting cities around the world. He has been many places both internationally and domestically. One of his favorite cities is San Francisco, where he and his wife eloped under the rotunda at City Hall, where Joe DeMaggio and Marilyn Monroe were married.

San Francisco’s peak tourist time runs from June to August. Visitors from around the United States flock to the city to take part in San Francisco’s many summer events, including the North Beach Festival and Fillmore Jazz Festival. Summertime in the city sees average temperatures in the high 60s along with damp fog and brisk winds.

Winter, spring, and fall all have more manageable crowds, but the weather is often significantly cooler. Winter lasts from December to February and has average temperatures in the high 50s. Fog is present almost every day, as are cold winds. San Francisco is also at its wettest during these months. Still, hotel prices are significantly lower than in the summer. Spring offers similar benefits, but the average temperatures are a bit higher. The city still stays fairly wet, especially during March, but dries and warms as it gets closer to summer.

Fall is typically the best time to visit San Francisco. From September to November, visitors enjoy such events as the Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Festival and San Francisco Fringe Festival. Temperatures are actually warmer than they are during summer and normally average in the low 70s. There are still some breezes coming in from the coast, but the skies stay clear most of the time, and hotel rates and crowds drop.

Remote Places to See in Hong Kong

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Dragon’s Back
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As a proponent of constitutional rights, Geoffrey “Geoff” Scovil is also committed to defending people who are indigent in criminal cases. An attorney at law since 1998, he is currently working as a solo practitioner in Albuquerque. When not focusing on his work, Geoffrey Scovil leaves Albuquerque for periods to travel to different parts of the world. One of the places he has visited is Hong Kong, China.

About 236 islands make up the archipelago of Hong Kong, a large number of which are local and tourist favorites. Some of these islands are iconic, while others are lesser known. The most popular tourist spots tend to become crowded, especially during the peak season, so tourists may want to consider the following remote yet striking spots in Hong Kong.

1. Dragon’s Back – Its ridge-top path, looking much like the spine of a dragon, is considered a stunning hiking trail in Shek O Country Park.

2. Sai Wan Swimming Shed – This last surviving swimming shed on the westernmost part of the island has become quite popular with Instagram users.

3. Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse – Built in 1875 on the southeastern tip of the island, the Cape D’Aguilar Lighthouse is one of five surviving prewar lighthouses, and the oldest in Hong Kong.

Cycling 101 – Three Post-ride Training Mistakes to Avoid

 

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Cyclist

As an attorney, Geoffrey Scovil of Albuquerque, New Mexico, helps defendants navigate the legal system and protect their rights. Away from his work, Geoffrey Scovil can often be found cycling in Albuquerque and the surrounding area.

Training is important for every cyclist, but what happens after a ride can be almost as important as what occurs during it. To improve as a cyclist, avoid these three post-ride mistakes.

1. Stopping before you have cooled down. After heavy sprints, a nice cool-down period helps muscles relax and keeps lactic acid from building up. Failing to cool down can lead to injuries and impede progress.

2. Eating poorly. It is better to eat sensibly while riding than to gorge yourself immediately after a ride. If you are ravenous when you get off your bike, choose healthy carbs and lean proteins, and don’t overindulge.

3. Neglecting your bike and your kit. Promptly remove your sweaty spandex after a ride to avoid skin irritation. Similarly, wipe your bike down and remove grime collected from the road as soon as you are home. The longer your bike sits, the harder it will be to clean.