Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President

first_img Make a comment Ross Selvidge, Ph.D.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, owner and operator of Hollywood Burbank Airport, has elected new officers to head the Authority Commission for a one-year term from July 2020 through June 2021.Pasadena Commissioner Ross Selvidge, Ph.D., was elected President.Selvidge was first appointed to the Airport Authority in July 2015 and served as Vice President this last term and Secretary the previous term.Coming from a family of aviators, he holds airplane and glider pilot licenses, and made his very first solo flight at Hollywood Burbank Airport more than 50 years ago. Selvidge also has extensive airport background having been a construction contracting officer at two U.S. Marine Corps air stations, while an active duty Navy Civil Engineer Corps officer.The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority is a joint powers agency formed by the three cities to own and operate Hollywood Burbank Airport.The Airport Authority is governed by a nine-member Commission, and each of the three cities appoints three Commissioners.Pasadena Councilman Steve Madison also serves on the commission. The City Council accepted Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek’s resignation from the commission last Monday.Tornek said he would nominated Councilman John Kennedy to replace him.In other Airport Authority moves, Commissioner Paula Devine of Glendale was elected Vice President, and Burbank Commissioner Don Brown was chosen Secretary.Devine was first appointed to the Commission in June 2017 and served as Treasurer this last term. Don Brown was first appointed to the Commission in November 2001 and has served as President and Vice President during his tenure on the Commission.In related action, the Authority appointed Vrej Agajanian as Treasurer, reappointed Bill Wiggins as Auditor, and reappointed Executive Director Frank Miller as Assistant Secretary. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News 42 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it People Airport Authority Commission Elects Pasadena’s Ross Selvidge as President Published on Thursday, July 30, 2020 | 1:47 pm HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Community News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Special Operations Forces Getting the Job Done in Caribbean

first_imgBy U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Osvaldo Equite, U.S. Special Operations Command South October 04, 2017 Three weeks after having landed on the island of St. Martin, Special Operations Command South (SOCSOUTH) service members transitioned their relief operations to Joint Task Force-Leeward Islands (JTF-LI) in Caribbean areas devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria. Since September 11th, SOCSOUTH members and assigned forces – as part of a larger task force – have assisted locating and evacuating American citizens, coordinated for the distribution of life-saving goods, sustained satellite communications systems, and directed vital nighttime airfield operations, while maintaining much needed on-the-ground situational awareness. This situational awareness made it possible for SOCSOUTH members and assigned forces from the 15th Special Operations Squadron (SOS), Hurlburt Field, Fla., to identify and evacuate 19 American medical students off the island of Dominica. “We were extremely scared,” said Yaadveer Chahal, a Ross University School of Medicine student evacuated by the 15th SOS. “We were all crying and weren’t even sure if anyone knew where we were,” she said, adding that the students were without basic amenities for days as they waited evacuation. Except U.S. Special Operations Forces on the ground did know their location and were able to plan their evacuation. SOCSOUTH’s liaison element – comprised of air force, army, and Navy Special Operations Forces – coordinated for helicopters from the USS Wasp to fly the students to an airfield where a deployed Air Force Special Operations Command MC-130H Combat Talon II would land to evacuate them. USSOF’s flexible and unique capabilities allowed for the coordination and evacuation of the American citizens at night, with limited ground control assistance, and from an airport with no power that was devastated by Hurricane Maria, said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Sean P. Cunniff, SOCSOUTH’s future operations chief, who helped coordinate the air assets for the command. “It was an uncontrolled airfield with an uncertain situation on the ground, surrounded by poor weather, and at the very end of a tactical crew duty day,” said Lt. Col. Cunniff of the Air Force Special Operations Command crew’s effort. “That’s a lot when you consider flying in to a place with no lights and no control tower – all at the end of a short-notice self-deployment – SOF [Special Operations Forces] is the only element able to do that.” “If it wasn’t for the prior military and current service members who showed up and worked around the clock, we would have been lost,” said the university student, a native of Berkeley, Calif., who was also under medical observation for sudden health issues. While this is just one example of the joint force’s effort in direct support to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, the evacuation also highlighted the distinct abilities of U.S. Special Operations Command forces. “As a mutually supportive interoperable partner, SOF brings unique capabilities to our partners in need, and the joint task force,” said U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Collin P. Green, SOCSOUTH commander. “We have the right people with the necessary skills and equipment always ready to deploy.” “Great work by the team leaning forward,” said Navy Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, U.S. Southern Command commander, during a mission update briefing last week. SOCSOUTH has been doing great work, especially after two hurricanes devastated the region, he added. “At the end of the day we are just one more member of the team looking for ways to help,” said Rear Adm. Green. More than 70 SOCSOUTH members and assigned forces were spread throughout the Caribbean providing communications support, situational awareness, logistical flexibility, and transportation capability in direct support to JTF-LI and USSOUTHCOM. Additionally, AFSOC forces set up a forward air refueling point to refuel helicopters and other aircraft performing recovery missions in the area of responsibility. AFSOC forces supporting SOCSOUTH include the 1st Special Operations Wing and the 492nd Special Operations Wing. “SOCSOUTH remains ready, and flexible to be responsive when asked to support the mission,” said Rear Adm. Green. SOCSOUTH is responsible for all USSOF activities in the Caribbean, and Central and South America and serves as a component for USSOCOM and USSOUTHCOM. Since 2007, the northern portion of the island of St. Martin has become a French overseas collectivity known as Saint Martin. In 2010, the southern Dutch portion of the island became the independent nation of Saint Maarten within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.last_img read more

Regeneration gain

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Arsenal board told to put Freddie Ljungberg ‘out of his misery’ after Man City defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 15 Dec 2019 6:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link568Shares Comment Man City threatened to rack up a cricket score in a dominant display (Picture: Getty)City eased off in the second period, but the home side still failed to register a shot on target since the very first minute of the game and Sutton believes Ljungberg has shown he lacks the expertise required to turn Arsenal’s season around.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Manchester City strolled through the game and it was far too easy. There has to be questions asked about Freddie Ljungberg now,’ said Sutton on BBC 5 Live.‘They are worse than under Emery and they are going backwards. They need to make some decisions quickly and put Ljungberg out of his misery. He looks like a rabbit in the headlights.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘Get someone in who has some clout. The decision makers will have watched the game and seen the difference in class.‘We know Manchester City are good but Arsenal should not have been that bad.’ Arsenal told to put Freddie Ljungberg ‘out of his misery’ by Chris Sutton after Manchester City defeatcenter_img Ljungberg looked powerless to stop City from ripping Arsenal apart (Picture: AP)He added: ‘City were ruthless early on. Kevin De Bruyne’s goals were works of art. We know that when they’re on form City are incredible. It was so easy though, they were not pushed at all.‘It was embarrassing. Arsenal made it too easy. Was there passion from Arsenal? Probably but they just are not that good. How low is Freddie’s bar? That’s why they have to get someone in who has some credibility.’MORE: Mezut Ozil throws strop after being subbed early in Arsenal’s clash against Manchester CityMORE: Emmanuel Petit backs Carlo Ancelotti as ‘perfect’ for Arsenal managerMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Advertisement The Swedish coach was powerless to stop the reigning champions from running riot (Picture: Getty)Arsenal interim boss Freddie Ljungberg is once again under pressure after the Gunners were blown away by a rampant Manchester City side on Sunday, with Chris Sutton calling for him to be sacked.The Swedish coach ended a two-month wait for a Premier League win last time out against West Ham, but it proved to only be a brief reprieve as they slumped to yet another defeat as City ran out 3-0 winners.But the result could have been far more embarrassing for the Gunners, with Kevin De Bruyne running riot – scoring twice and assisting Raheem Sterling – in a pulsating first-half display.last_img read more

Working way up Eaves’ mountain

first_imgJEFF SCORFHEIDE/Herald photoOne of UW men’s hockey coach Mike Eaves’ favorite metaphors — and that is one long list — regards the idea of ascending a mountain: Every practice, every game, every week is just another chance to keep climbing closer and closer to the top.Eaves hasn’t brought up that reference a whole lot since he used it seemingly on a daily basis last spring, when his Badgers brought home the program’s sixth national championship. But at his press conference Monday, Eaves pulled out the metaphorical mountaintop once again.”We talk about trying to get to the top of the mountain, and we’ve faced a lot of different storms this year, different from last year,” Eaves said. “It hasn’t been as easy a climb as we had last year.”Wisconsin actually took to the mountains — the Rocky Mountains, that is — last week and put their season on the line against Denver in a WCHA best-of-three opening round series.And though winning a title in 2006 certainly was no picnic, the Badgers actually made a colossally difficult feat — knocking off the No. 11 Pioneers in their own building — look pretty easy with a two-game sweep, sending UW to the Final Five this upcoming weekend.”I mean, last year, we had our storms,” Eaves said. “We seemed to have had a few more this year, and [another one was] to go into Denver at a critical time and knowing that we had to win.”The job isn’t done yet, says Eaves: There are still more mountains to climb.”I think our guys are excited,” Eaves said. “I think they know the task at hand. It’s a steep cliff to climb here. We got to take one step at a time.”Defend their honorIt doesn’t appear Wisconsin is going to get a whole lot of love this week when the WCHA yearly honors are released. This is especially true for the defensive corps, where nobody has really stuck out as a top-billing player.But that notion in itself probably bodes well for the Badgers.”The thing about this group, yeah, they’re not nominated for any league awards, but as a group, they don’t do anything outstanding. But … they’re not terrible at all,” Eaves said. “They can all play. They’re all solid WCHA defensemen. And as a core, I would go to battle with them in a heartbeat. I mean, they play to their strengths.”Eaves has had seven defensemen in his program, since freshman Nigel Williams left the Badgers in November. It speaks to Eaves’ trust in each of his blueliners that he has played every single one of them in recent games — opting for the 11-forward, 7-defender active roster as opposed to the template 12-6-2 system.”Even though they might not be flashy, or you don’t see them on the score sheet every night, Brian will be the first one to tell you he’s awful glad that they’re in front of him,” Eaves said. “They help get the numbers that he’s had in terms of save percentage and those kinds of things.”WCHA Round-UpWhile UW moved on to the Final Five in surprisingly businesslike fashion, some other top dogs made things a little more difficult for themselves. No. 2-ranked and MacNaughton Cup winner Minnesota and No. 3-ranked St. Cloud State needed a decisive third game to finish off their much weaker opponents — at home, no less.And even once the puck dropped on those third games, the top two seeds nearly slipped right out of the conference playoffs. No. 10 Alaska-Anchorage, owner of an 8-19-1 conference record this season, was up on the Golden Gophers 1-0 Sunday night before Minnesota finished off the Seawolves with a 3-1 victory.Even more amazing, No. 9 seed Minnesota-Duluth took a 2-1 lead into the third period against St. Cloud State, and the Huskies needed three overtimes to notch a 3-2 win and move into the Final Five.These tight series came of no real shock to Eaves.”I mean, our series could have gone to a third game very easily as well,” Eaves said. “So it just speaks to the parity. It seems that we talk about it every time we get together and the strength of our conference. So I wasn’t surprised at all.”What’s unfortunate for the Badgers is if the Seawolves and Bulldogs had yanked the rug under Minnesota and St. Cloud State, Wisconsin would have received the third seed in the Final Five and gone straight to the semis, as opposed to taking part in the play-in contest. But Eaves wasn’t bothered by the outcome, which calls for a meeting with No. 16 Michigan Tech Thursday night.”It really didn’t matter who we were going to play. The fact that we’ve played Tech recently, so we know more about them, the fact that they beat us, I think that that would be a motivating factor,” Eaves said. “They’re very similar to us. If we were to go to our team and say who are our opponents, and we described them, we would be describing ourselves in many ways.”last_img read more

Gyan steers Ghana into quarter-finals, Uganda takes on Egypt

first_img04 Apr 1965Uganda v EgyptW5-1International Friendly 18 Jan 1962Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 29 Dec 2002Egypt v UgandaD0-0African Games 03 Mar 1976Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 28 Jul 1995Egypt v UgandaL6-0Africa Cup of Nations 04 Jun 1967Uganda v EgyptL0-1Africa Cup of Nations Uganda vs Egypt – 10pmMali 0 Ghana 1Starting line-up: D Onyango (GK), D.Iguma, G.Walusimbi, H. Wasswa, M. Juuko, K. Aucho, G. Kizito , T, Mawejje, F Miya, G.Massa (Capt), J. Ochaya.Port-Gentil, Gabon | AFP | Ghana secured their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations as Asamoah Gyan’s goal was enough for them to beat Mali 1-0 in Port-Gentil on Saturday.On an appalling playing surface, Gyan headed home from Jordan Ayew’s cross in the 21st minute to score his eighth goal at the Cup of Nations over six consecutive tournaments going back to 2008.With two wins from two matches in Group D, 2015 runners-up the Black Stars are certain of another appearance in the knockout stage of a tournament they have won four times.Mali have just one point but are not out of it yet, while Egypt and Uganda meet in the other Group D game later.The state of the pitch meant the teams were not allowed to use it for their pre-game warm-ups, instead being forced to do use an indoor facility.The surface did not lend itself to a flowing game of football, but at least the sizeable Malian community in this Gabonese port city made for a raucous atmosphere.Sadly for them, Ghana initially coped better on the pitch and they should have been in front in the 17th minute.The standout performer at the last Cup of Nations, Christian Atsu did brilliantly on the right before delivering a low ball to the near post which Jordan Ayew would surely have converted.However, Andre Ayew took the ball off the feet of his younger brother and stabbed a shot wide.Nevertheless, Avram Grant’s men were ahead before the midway point in the first period as Jordan Ayew crossed from the right and captain Gyan rose unmarked to head past Oumar Sissoko in the Mali goal.The Ghana players celebrated by running across to the bench and holding up t-shirts with a message of support for left-back Abdul Rahman Baba, whose tournament was ended by a serious knee injury in the opening win against Uganda.Sissoko did well to save a Jordan Ayew cross-cum-shot that bounced awkwardly in front of him and Mali then came out with greater purpose after the break.Just as in their opening goalless draw with Egypt, the introduction of exciting young Lille midfielder Yves Bissouma gave them an extra impetus.Despite that, they could not find an equalising goal, with Moussa Marega heading straight at Razak Brimah from a Bakary Sako cross and defender Salif Coulibaly hooking a shot just wide after Ghana had struggled to clear their lines.Ghana were hanging on right until the end, with goalkeeper Razak making a fine reaction save to deny substitute Kalifa Coulibaly from point-blank range in the 90th minute and then beating away a Sako volley in injury time.Cranes face uphill taskWasswa in action in the game against Ghana.Cranes can look back at their second half performance against Ghana as an indication they can match the very best at the African Cup of Nations.They will need that level of performance, and more, when they face record seven-time champions Egypt today. Uganda’s record against the Pharaohs shows only one previous win – in a friendly.“We need to be mentally strong, physically fit and tactically competitive in that game and see what football gives us,” admitted coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic. 27 Dec 2005Egypt v UgandaL2-0LG Cup Uganda played well for much of their opening match against Ghana but Micho was left to lament a mistake by defender Isaac Isinde that gave the Black Stars the decisive penalty.The Cranes are now looking for their first win at the Cup of Nations after 39 years away from the tournament and they can welcome back defender Murushid Juuko and midfielder Khalid Aucho after both served bans against Ghana.“It is very unfortunate that one moment, one silly mistake cost us the penalty,” Uganda coach “Micho” told AFP.“It is very unfortunate that despite all the domination we had in the second half, we could not score.“But we have picked up the pieces, we have learnt the lesson and we are moving forward to the next game.Defeat today will mean certain group-stage elimination in their first appearance at the tournament in 39 years. 08 Jan 2011Egypt v UgandaL1-0International Friendly Africa Cup of Nations 18 Nov 1977Egypt v UgandaL1-0International Friendly 08 Jan 2005Egypt v UgandaL3-0International Friendlycenter_img 17 Jan 2011Egypt v UgandaL3-1International Friendly 01 Mar 1974Egypt v UgandaL2-1Africa Cup of Nations 29 Mar 2012Egypt v UgandaL2-1International Friendly 21 Jan 1995Uganda v EgyptD0-0Africa Cup of Nations 20 Aug 2002Egypt v UgandaL2-0International Friendly 03 Dec 1972Egypt v UgandaD2-2International Friendly DateMatchResultScoreCompetition 21 Jan 2017Egypt v Uganda 14 Aug 2013Egypt v UgandaL3-0International Friendly Egypt goalkeeping crisisEgypt disappointed in their first appearance at the Cup of Nations after a seven-year absence, with star man Mohamed Salah being substituted in the second half following a poor display.Egypt enter the game with goalkeeping worries following injury to their first choice in the draw with Mali.Injury has also affected the other team in the group Ghana, with coach Avram Grant has called for Africa Cup of Nations organisers to allow teams to replace players who have suffered injuries because of the state of the pitches in Gabon.The Black Stars have lost left-back Abdul Rahman Baba to a serious knee injury suffered in the first half of Ghana’s 1-0 win against Uganda on Tuesday.Egypt also lost goalkeeper Ahmed El Shennawy to injury, and with Sherif Ekramy also in the treatment room suddenly coach Hector Cuper has a bit of a crisis.Essam El Hadary, who came off the bench against Mali to become the oldest player ever at the tournament at the age of 44, will now start against Uganda in Saturday’s second game.“Our responsibility has not changed too much. We still know that we need to win our next game to stay in the competition,” admitted Cuper.Ghana’s forward Andre Ayew celebrates after scoring a goal during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Ghana and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 17, 2017. Five facts for the Group D match between Egypt and Uganda in Port-Gentil Saturday :— Tradition suggests Egypt will win 2-1 because that was the scoreline in their favour on the three previous occasions they met Uganda in the competition.— The Pharaohs overcame the Cranes in a 1962 semi-final and during the group phase of the 1974 and 1976 tournaments.— While Egypt have won the Cup of Nations a record seven times, Uganda came closest to glory in 1978 when finishing runners-up to hosts Ghana.— Both countries have been notable absentees from the tournament with Egypt missing the last three editions while Uganda are appearing following a 39-year break.— Striker Mohamed Salah is the best known Egyptian while Ugandan goalkeeper Denis Onyango won the 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year award.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more