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Parsons Announces Vautrinot as New Board Member

first_img Make a comment 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. The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation is pleased to announce that it has named Suzanne M. “Zan” Vautrinot as a new Director. Before retiring in October 2013, Ms. Vautrinot was a Major General in the United States Air Force (USAF) with a successful career influencing the development and application of cybersecurity and space technology.During her 31-year tenure with the USAF, Ms. Vautrinot earned a reputation as a motivational leader and change agent focused on delivering technical innovations. Most recently, she served as Commander, 24th Air Force and Air Forces Cyber, where she oversaw a multibillion-dollar global cyber enterprise with 14,000 military, civilians, and contractors, while supporting 850,000 users and conducting cyber operations worldwide.“As we continue to grow our cybersecurity portfolio by expanding our suite of services and industry sectors, we are extremely fortunate to have Zan join our board,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO. “Zan was a highly decorated, award-winning Major General in the United States Air Force, and we will benefit greatly from her passion for cybersecurity and her experience securing the U.S. military’s most sensitive communications systems.”As a cyber subject matter expert, Ms. Vautrinot has spoken at technical conferences and universities, advised key task forces, and testified before Congress. She has also authored multiple cutting-edge articles and has been widely interviewed by the press. Ms. Vautrinot is a member of the board of directors of Symantec Corporation; ECOLAB, Inc.; and Uniformed Services Benefit Association. She also serves as an advisor for the Airforce Doctrine Advisory Group and America300. Ms. Vautrinot holds a bachelor’s degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a master’s degree from the University of Southern California. She also completed Air Command and Staff College as well as Air War College. In addition, she was a National Security Fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Parsons, celebrating 70 years of growth in the engineering, construction, technical, and professional services industries, is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental/industrial, and defense/security. Parsons delivers design/design-build, program/construction management, and other professional services packaged in innovative alternative delivery methods to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide. For more about Parsons, please visit www.parsons.com. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business Districts News Parsons Announces Vautrinot as New Board Member From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | 11:34 am HerbeautyRemove Belly Fat Without Going Under The KnifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newscenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Top of the News Community News 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 Showtimes Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Privatising Shannon Airport would be ruinous-Mayor of Clare

first_imgPrint Email WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsPrivatising Shannon Airport would be ruinous-Mayor of ClareBy admin – November 21, 2011 510 Advertisementcenter_img Linkedin Facebook A private operator take-over would be focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.PRIVATISING Shannon Airport would be ruinous, not just for the airport, but for the region, according to the Mayor of Clare.Mayor Pat Hayes said that under no circumstances should a private operator be allowed to step in.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar appointed international consultants Booz and Company to carry out a study on future options for Shannon and Cork airports.But Mayor Hayes said that a private operator take-over would be solely focused on profits and not the strategic interest of the region.“The reality is that a private operator would opt for a lower number of services if that’s what delivers higher profits – the bottom line is all that would matter.“My concern is that, based on his comments so far, the Minister is only focused on making the airport profitable”.Mayor Hayes said that the privatisation of Aer Lingus is an example of the damage that could be caused in this kind of take-over, as the move had resulted in the loss of the Shannon/Heathrow route.“That was a calculated move by the airline to develop a base in Belfast in the misguided belief it would be more successful than Shannon.“They abandoned Shannon in pursuit of greater profits and it caused huge damage to us here. “That’s what we would be exposed to under private ownership, whether through full privatisation or a concession/lease option”.The Mayor believes that the airport must remain in State ownership and that a solution to its current difficulties lies in marketing of the region by tourism industries.“The recent ‘New Directions’ report by the Irish Tourist Industry Confederation showed that seven out of every 10 overseas holiday visitors to the West currently arrive via an east-coast airport or port.“That’s startling and shows to me that tourism agencies are marketing the east coast as the access point for the West and not Shannon, which from a tourism perspective is outlandish and from a Shannon Airport perspective even worse”. Previous articleCall to change car registration to reflect home countyNext articleHave your sporting say and win adminlast_img read more

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Charger Chassis starts second season as title sponsor for IMCA’s Southern Hobby Stock region

first_imgDAVID CITY, Neb. (March 18) – Charger Chassis returns in 2015 for its second season as title sponsor of the Southern Region for IMCA Hobby Stocks. The Southern Region includes tracks in Arizona, western Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. Owned by long-time driver Jamie Richards, the David City, Neb., chassis manufacturer will provide a portion of the point fund to be paid to top five drivers in official regional standings. “We are excited to renew the title partnership with Charger Chassis for the Southern Region and the stability there is really good for our Hobby Stock division,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to carry this forward for years to come.” In addition to Hobby Stock chassis, Charger builds for a growing number of Stock Car and Sport Compact customers.Since its first chassis rolled off the line in 2004, Charger now boasts 342 feature wins – including 68 in 2014 – 27 track and two IMCA national championships.Point fund checks will be distributed during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about Charger Chassis is available by calling 402 367-7688 and at the www.chargerchassis.com website.last_img read more

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Graeme Smith in running for CSA’s director of cricket

first_imgGRAEME Smith is in the running to become Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) first permanently appointed director of cricket.The appointment of the former South Africa men’s captain would help quell doubts about the quality of administrative leadership in a turbulent time for the game in South Africa.Smith confirmed on Saturday that he was interviewed for the position on Friday.TMG Digital has learnt that Corrie van Zyl, CSA’s interim director of cricket when he was suspended last month, and Hussein Manack, a national selector until the panel was dissolved in terms of the restructure prompted by the disappointing men’s World Cup campaign in July, were also interviewed.Smith played 345 games for South Africa across all formats, and captained them 284 times.He presided over 163 wins, 89 losses, 27 draws and a tie.Smith’s 109 Tests as captain, one at the helm of an ICC XI, is a world record.He was appointed at 22 in the aftermath of the 2003 World Cup, when South Africa crashed out in the first round at home.Smith relinquished the one-day reins after the 2011 World Cup, by which time he was no longer the T20 skipper.But he continued to lead South Africa’s Test team until March 2014 — when he announced his retirement during the third and last match of a series against Australia, a month after his 33rd birthday.Many felt he called it quits too soon, and he has subsequently stayed in the game as a commentator.In August 2014 he was named tournament director for CSA’s T20 competition, followed a month later by an appointment to a corporate social responsibility position by financial services company Momentum, a CSA sponsor.Both Van Zyl and Manack likely had their playing careers stunted by apartheid.Most of Van Zyl’s career coincided with South Africa’s isolation, and his international experience was limited to two ODIs on the tour to West Indies in April 1992.A fast bowling allrounder, Van Zyl took 349 wickets at 23.38 and scored a century and 10 half-centuries in his 104 first-class matches.He coached South Africa from January 2010 to March 2011 and was appointed CSA’s general manager in May 2009.Manack, who is of Indian heritage, was prohibited from playing for South Africa by apartheid, but was listed as a non-playing “development” member of the squad that went to India in November 1991 to play three ODIs — the national team’s first engagement after 22 years of isolation. Manack, a highly regarded wicketkeeper-batter in the non-racial structures, was given no other opportunities to play at the highest level.He played 52 first-class matches, scoring three centuries and 11 half-centuries and averaging 27.79.A commentator of 16 years standing, he became a national selector in 2012.Van Zyl and Manack have solid credentials for the position, but Smith is the obvious frontrunner, not least because he is the standard bearer for a more successful era.South Africa established a brand of tough, competitive cricket under his leadership that saw them rise to the No. 1 Test ranking in July 2012 — where they stayed for the rest of his career.Having suffered their worst Test series defeat in 83 years in India last month, which came in the wake of their worst performance at a World Cup, and all that in the shadow of multiple challenges on the administrative front — not least court battles with the players and a provincial affiliate — South Africa are in dire need of the good news that is Smith’s interest in the position.TMG Digital has learnt that the panel that interviewed the three candidates comprised CSA chief executive Thabang Moroe and board members Jack Madiseng, Tebogo Siko, Dawn Makhobo and Shirley Zinn.None of them played first-class cricket, some through no fault of their own. It is understood they will make a decision in the next two weeks.last_img read more

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