Parsons Announces Harwood as Executive Vice President, Operations

first_img Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Districts News Parsons Announces Harwood as Executive Vice President, Operations From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 | 11:29 am 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. Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Make a comment Herbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyGained Back All The Weight You Lost?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Reasons Why Selena Gomez Has Billions Of FansHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week Parsons is pleased to announce that W. Dean Harwood has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Operations. In this role, Dean will be responsible for managing operations and business support across the global organization and will report to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.Mr. Harwood has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and operational finance, profit and loss management, strategy and development, competitive analysis, and mergers and acquisitions. He joined Parsons in 2001 and has since held a succession of positions with increasing responsibilities.“Having worked for Parsons for 14 years, Dean has a deep knowledge of Parsons’ business and culture, and his strategic thinking will be an asset to our operations organization,” said Chuck Harrington, Parsons’ Chairman and CEO.”Mr. Harwood is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of North Carolina. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He also participated in the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is based in Charlotte, NC.Parsons, celebrating more than 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, industrial, federal, and construction. 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.center_img Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Indonesia to turn former Vietnamese refugee camp into hospital for COVID-19 patients

first_imgThe hospital, which is expected to be able to accommodate 1,000 patients, will be equipped with isolation rooms as well, which will take up 2 percent of the hospital’s total capacity. “We will prepare 50 isolation rooms as the World Health Organization’s health protocol stipulates that 2 percent of the hospital’s capacity must be isolation rooms,” Hadi said.  Public Works and Housing Minister Basuki Hadimuljono said construction would be completed within a month. “We will not forget the locals’ contribution here. The construction might not take long. The water source is already available, everything has been prepared according to the standards of the facilities in Natuna and Sebaru,” Basuki said, adding that he did not know what the total budget for the project would be.Hadi and Basuki were also unable to say when construction would begin. Read also: Indonesia to test more people for COVID-19Meanwhile, head of the Riau Islands Health Agency Tjeptjep Yudiana said the decision to set up the special hospital on Galang Island had not yet been made final.“They have only come to assess the site. Galang is one option, but so far no decision has been made,” Tjeptjep said. The field coordinator for the visit, Said Adnan, said the military had inspected a former hospital building, a logistics building and several religious buildings. “We have been ordered to clean out the buildings and provide details on the condition of the buildings to the commander,” Adnan said. (dpk)Topics : The site also has access to clean water and electricity, while the island is located 50 kilometers from Hang Nadim International Airport. Read also: ‘Diamond Princess’ evacuees to start separate quarantine on Sebaru islandHadi explained the hospital would treat infected patients and also function as a quarantine center. A coronavirus quarantine center was previously set up in Natuna, Riau Islands.“We shall see if this is the right time to turn the location into a special hospital to treat patients infected with novel coronavirus. Hopefully, this plan will be realized soon and the hospital can be put to use immediately, especially if there are infected patients near Galang Island,” Hadi said.  Following the confirmation of the first two COVID-19 cases in Indonesia, the government is making plans to transform a former camp for Vietnamese refugees on Galang Island, Batam, Riau Islands, into a hospital for COVID-19 patients. During a visit to assess the site, Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto said Galang Island was chosen as the location for a COVID-19 hospital as several of the site’s buildings still remained after being used as a refugee camp from 1979 to 1996.last_img read more

Suarez wants to make Barca pay

first_imgLuis Suarez is reportedly determined to ‘punish’ Barcelona for pushing him out, but that could in turn delay his transfer to Juventus, opening up the Edinson Cavani option. According to Sky Sport Italia and Calciomercato.com, the Uruguay international is furious at being shoved aside by new coach Ronald Koeman, who it’s rumoured told him to find a new club during a 90-second telephone conversation. He still has a year left on his contract, with an option to extend by another season, so wants to make the Blaugrana pay every penny. Juve would rather he just break away by negotiating a termination by mutual consent and begin pre-season training with his new club as soon as possible. The longer the situation drags on, the more likely it is the Bianconeri will look at other alternatives.Advertisement Loading… There’s no shortage of them, from Roma veteran Edin Dzeko to Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik, but above all now free agent Edinson Cavani. read also:Edinson Cavani claims he would be happy at Benfica Born just a month apart from Suarez and with similar wage demands – €10m per season plus bonuses – Cavani already knows Serie A and has an Italian passport. The former Palermo, Napoli and PSG hitman would also be available immediately. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemEveryone Was Stunned To See How Little Anakin Looks TodayThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeFascinating Ceilings From Different Countries20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew About6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Bodylast_img read more

Retiring after living a dream come true

first_img– Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes ends her pro careerAfter 15 years of touring the world and living out a childhood dream, 34-year-old GuyaneseNicolette FernandesNicolette Fernandes is calling it quits on her years as a professional squash player, though she’s by no means done with squash altogether – at least not just yet.In an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport just after claiming the National Women’s title at the Digicel Senior Squash Championships last weekend, Fernandes confirmed that she’s hanging up her racquet, metaphorically speaking, as it pertains to performing in the pro series.“I just want a little bit of a break from squash; I’ve been doing it for 15 years as my profession. I’m just taking a break from squash in general,” said Fernandes, who is currently ranked at No. 73 in the WSA June ranking.“I felt like it was the right time. I was at peace with where I was with my life and all I had accomplished and it just felt like the right time.”Nicolette’s scaling back on her squash was evident when she played in the national championships, where her high-end skills saw her participating in both the women’s and men’s categories, not for the first time.She was actually so good at it that in 2010 she became Guyana’s first female to win both the women’s and men’s titles. It was in 2010 that Fernandes was named Sportswoman of the Year in the National Sports Commission (NSC) award, based on her exploits in 2009.Nicolette has been a well-known Guyanese personality throughout her years as a squash player and despite her retirement plans, it was affirmed that she will still be continuing as player, though dropping the bombshell that she will not be looking to represent Guyana at the Senior Caribbean Championships next month.Nicolette Fernandes“Squash has been my profession for the last 15 years, so if I continue to play squash now it’s for the sheer love of it, which I do have. I don’t think I will be representing Guyana at the Caribbean Seniors,” said the five-time Caribbean women’s champion.Fernandes had a career-high World Ranking of 19 (in 2014), had a season high-ranking of No. 34 in February, and since ranking No. 88 in 2009, she has consistently ranked within the top 100 of the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) ranking for the last eight years.It was in 2014 that she hit the peak of her career. It was in October of that year that Fernandes got a World No. 19 ranking; her personal best and a ranking she would maintain for the rest of the year.For most of 2015 she continued in the low to mid 20s in the ranking. As the years rolled on, she unfortunately couldn’t better that no.19 ranking, but not from lack of effort.“The ultimate goal was always to be world number one and be a champion; I didn’t achieve those but man did I try. Nobody could fault my effort. Because of that I have peace, because I put everything into it. Most of the time it was just me going around the world playing, there were a few of my countrymen going around [sometimes], but mostly it was just me,” Fernandes shared.Notwithstanding the demands that the career entailed, for Fernandes it was and always will be a dream come true, living up to being everything she always though it would ever be.“I did something that as a child I always wanted to do. Sometimes you just dream of something as a child and when it comes through you just try to take it all in, and for these 15 years that’s what I did, just try to take it all in and I loved everything about it. Everyday training, competing, and travelling; I loved everything about it. I did miss my family, but that’s natural,” Fernandes said.last_img read more

J-D boys win streak hits 11; ESM falls to Liverpool in OT

first_imgAll it took for the Jamesville-DeWitt boys basketball team to reclaim its normal spot in the state Class A rankings was a nine-game win streak and a blowout over the East Syracuse Minoa side it lost to earlier this season.Still, the Red Rams, at no. 26, were only three spots ahead of the Spartans (no. 29) in that state poll, and both looked to impress during the last full week of the regular season.The key game for J-D was Friday’s rematch with a Central Square side it had beat 54-37 in December but now sported the same 15-4 record that the Rams did. Tags: boys basketballESMJ-D Here was where J-D’s defense took charge, holding Central Square without a field goal for more than six minutes and staying patient with its attack, which would pay off.The Rams outscored the Redhawks 11-3 early in the final period, and Payton Shumpert led them. Of his 17 points, 10 of them came in the fourth quarter as Autry added 11 points and Preston Shumpert had 10 points.Prior to that, J-D went to Auburn Tuesday night and, against a Maroons side it fought hard to beat 66-61 on Jan. 17, did much better in the second encounter.The Rams won 78-57, and what made it more impressive was that Auburn started well, leading 19-14 after one period before J-D took over in the middle stages, outscoring the Maroons 45-21 in the middle two quarters.Payton Shumpert, with 22 points, and Preston Shumpert, with 18 points, led the way again, but John Withers was close behind them, earning most of his 17 points from four 3-pointers as Autry got eight points.ESM, a week removed from the loss to J-D, was back in winning form last Tuesday as, hosting Cortland, its defense smothered the Purple Tigers for long stretches on the way to a 68-33 victory.Steadily, the Spartans pulled away from Cortland in the first two quarters, gaining a 45-16 advantage. Eventually, all nine players that saw action got at least one field goal.Devin Mascato-Buffaloe led ESM with 18 points, hitting on four 3-pointers. Nick Peterson had 12 points, with Jimmy Ferns getting eight points as Joe Copp and Stevie Graham had seven points apiece.With its own game against Central Square looming on Tuesday right before the Section III playoff pairings were announced, ESM would host Liverpool Friday in a non-league clash – and it proved a thriller.Down 29-24 at halftime, the Spartans caught up in the third quarter and seized a 42-41 lead when Mascato-Buffaloe hit a 3-pointer as the period ended.They went back and forth from there, ESM leading 55-53 on another Mascato-Buffaloe 3-pointer with two minutes, but Liverpool regaining the lead before the Spartans tied it in the final seconds.Only in the four-minute OT period did the Warriors go in front for good, handing ESM a 68-65 defeat despite Mascato-Buffaloe’s 25 points, plus 16 points from Naiche Cook as Peterson added 11 points. Romeo Clarke (22 points) and Jacob Works (20 points) paced Liverpool.In other weekend action, Bishop Grimes lost, 57-54, to Syracuse Academy of Science despite Joe Wike’s 21 points, but Manlius-Pebble Hill pulled out a 69-64, double-overtime victory over Port Byron a night after it lost 71-49 to Cato-Meridian.Against Port Byron, the Trojans rallied from a 36-20 halftime deficit and outscored the Panthers 17-7 in the fourth quarter to get it to OT. Winning it required Shontez Anderson to earn 26 points and 20 rebounds along with Alex Abrams earning 20 points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Despite all the improvement the Redhawks had made, though, its nine-game win streak ended at the Rams’ expense as, by a 53-40 margin, J-D extended its win streak to 11 adn proved it could win an important game in a style other than one with which it was comfortable.Having started out 18-7, the Rams hit a lull in the waning seconds of the first quarter when it stalled for the last shot of the period, only to have Central Square’s Braden Eiffe steal the ball and convert a layup on the other end.That sparked a 9-0 run for the Redhawks, and the Rams, held to four points in the second period, only led 22-18 at halftime.last_img read more