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Cutchogue Resident Will Lead 106th Rescue Wing

first_imgColonel Shawn FitzgeraldNew York Air National Guard Colonel Shawn Fitzgerald, a Cutchogue resident, has been named the next commander of New York’s 106th Rescue Wing based at Francis S. Gabreski Air National Guard Base in Westhampton. “I’m honored to be selected as the next wing commander of the 106th Rescue Wing,” Fitzgerald said. “I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure to be a part of this wing for almost 14 years, and I look forward to continuing to work with this great team of selfless airmen.” A career Combat Rescue Officer, the father of two has completed multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, will be the first wing commander who is not a rated pilot, and is the second Combat Rescue Officer to command an Air Force rescue wing. He will replace Colonel Michael Bank, who led the wing since 2016 and is moving into a role at New York Air National Guard headquarters in Latham. The change of command will take place June 5. “An Air Force rescue wing is a unique agency — combining fixed wing aircraft, rotary wing aircraft, and Guardian Angel (search and rescue) professionals along with the associated maintenance, support, and medical military service members,” said Major General Timothy LaBarge, commander of the New York Air National Guard. “A rescue wing is the premiere Air Force agency dedicated to providing worldwide personnel recovery, combat search and rescue capability, expeditionary combat support, and civil search and rescue support to federal and state authorities.” Fitzgerald graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1996, but chose to join the Army instead of the Air Force after graduation because his father and grandfather had served there. Fitzgerald was an infantry platoon leader, battalion reconnaissance platoon leader, company executive officer, and battalion operations officer in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY from 1997 until 2000. He served as an instructor at the Army’s Ranger School from 2000 to 2002, when he joined the 173rd Airborne Brigade, stationed in Vicenza, Italy. For the next two years he served as the brigade assistant operations office and was part of Operation Northern Delay, a combat parachute jump staged by 1000 soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade to seize the Bashar Airfield in Erbil during the coalition invasion of Iraq in March 2003. “As an operations officer, Fitzgerald played a part in planning the mission,” a statement read, “which was the largest airborne combat jump into one drop zone since World War II.” While a company commander in Afghanistan in 2005, he said he saw firsthand the Air Force rescue work and decided to join. He left the active Army and joined the New York Air National Guard in 2006. Fitzgerald served as the director of operations for the 103rd Rescue Squadron from 2006 to 2011, as commander of the 106th Operations Group of the 106th Rescue Wing from 2011 to 2012, and then commanded the 103rd Rescue Squadron from 2012 until 2015. He currently serves as the 106th Rescue Wing’s vice commander. He has graduated from Air Command and Staff College, the Naval Postgraduate School, Air War College, and the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education course at National Defense University. He has also completed a homeland security course at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and is certified to serve as a dual status commander, leading National Guard, active duty, and Federal Reserve military forces during a domestic response operation. During his military career, he has been awarded two Bronze Stars, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Aerial Achievement Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Afghanistan and Iraq campaign medals, the NATO Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border, the Army Combat Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and Master Jump Sharelast_img read more

Red7Marine Goes into Administration

first_imgA total of 47 people lost their jobs after energy service group Red7Marine went into administration.“In the period leading up to the administration, the group’s cash flows came under significant strain due to falling demand for the group’s services as a result of the collapse of the oil price, ongoing investment in the group’s fleet, and a number of unexpected charges,“ said joint administrator Tom Jack.Its inland marine engineering services division was sold to a private investor saving 54 jobs, but Red7Marine Offshore based in Yarmouth was not sold.Around 280 people has been affected by the administration including 150 subcontracted divers.According to Ernst Young, nine employees were left to help the administrators.Jack added: “Despite attempts to recapitalise the group, the directors were unable to do so and have been seeking alternative investment to support a turnaround of the business. This was not possible to achieve on a solvent basis and the group has therefore been placed into administration by the directors.”OffshoreWIND staff; Image: red7marineoffshorelast_img read more

EBRD loan for wagon replacement

first_imgUKRAINE: The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development has announced a US$62·5m loan to fund the purchase of wagons under UZ’s rolling stock renewal programme. EBRD said the loan is part of the bank’s response to the global economic crisis, as the fleet modernisation could not be funded from other sources. Since 1999 EBRD has committed almost US$240m to the Ukrainian railway sector through three separate transactions. EBRD has supported reforms including the separation of infrastructure and operations, divestment of non-core activities, tariff policy review and the elimination of cross-subsidy of passenger services. EBRD expects the reforms to increase the role of the private sector and help to introduce competition. The French government is providing a further €350 000 to assist with the efficient operation and maintenance of the wagons, and will recommend upgrades to UZ’s wagon tracking system.last_img read more

Mipro awarded Finnish resignalling contract

first_imgFINLAND: The Finnish Transport Agency has awarded Mipro a €16m contract to design and install signalling for the 79 km Kokkola – Ylivieska line. This route is being upgraded and doubled as part of the €860m modernisation of the 335 km Seinäjoki – Oulu corridor, which carries the majority of the rail traffic between southern and northern Finland. Mipro will supply new signals featuring a narrow vertical housing, ATP equipment and its MiSO TCS interlocking. The interlocking will be suitable for control locally or from Oulo or Seinäjoki, and will have provision for future migration to ETCS Level 1 or 2. Commissioning is to be undertaken in three phases at the end of 2014, in 2015-16 and in mid-2017.last_img

Azkals mounts repeat victory vs Kyrgyzstan

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Azkals mounts repeat victory vs Kyrgyzstan ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]MANILA – The Philippine Azkals capped off its 2016 Asian Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup preparation with a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan in their international friendly match on Wednesday night at the Rizal Memorial Football Stadium.Misagh Bahadoran provided the lone goal for the national men’s football team with his timely hit past Kyrgyzstan’s goal keeper in the second half to snap its two-game losing skid in international friendlies.This also marka the Azkals’ second victory over the Kyrgyzstan team following its 2-1 escape in their first international friendly last September on conversions by Bahadoran and Kevin Ingreso.Kyrgyzstan went aggressive early in the match with multiple close range attempts but were all deflected by Azkals Patrick Muller. The Azkals also had some clear chances but failed to net a score.In the second half, it was the Azkals’ turn to be aggressive with Ingreso, Stephan Schrock and Jeffrey Christiaens mounting shot attempts but they were all thwarted by the defense.In the 65th minute, the Azkals finally entered the scoring column on a well-placed shot by Bahadoran over Kyrgyzstan’s keeper. Kyrgyzstan had a chance to tie in the next possession but Phil Younghusband headed out a shot attempt by the opponent.With less than 10 minutes in the game, Kyrgyzstan had multiple chances to tie the count but their conversions were anticipated by the Azkals defense, led by Amani Aguinaldo.“I am glad that we won against Kyrgyzstan. We will need that morale-boosting win heading into the Suzuki Cup since we will be facing tough opponents,” said Azkals head coach Thomas Dooley.This marks the Azkals’ final international friendly match before the start of the Suzuki Cup on Nov. 19. The national football squad had a total of five tune-up matches heading into the competition, emerging victorious in two face-offs./PN [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]last_img read more

Warrant Roundup

first_img RelatedLaguna Vista joins warrant roundupBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS More than 800 notices of outstanding  citations will be mailed out to people with unpaid tickets in Laguna Vista during the month of February as part of the Great Texas Warrant Roundup. With $1.3 million in outstanding debt from tickets issued here, the Town…January 29, 2016In “News”Local PDs acting in statewide “Warrant Roundup” for unpaid finesBy Gaige Davila South Padre Island Police Department (SPIPD) is one of more than 300 law enforcement agencies acting in a statewide “warrant roundup,” to collect unpaid fines on outstanding warrants, according to a press release from the City of South Padre Island.  Laguna Vista Police Department (LVPD) is…February 21, 2020In “News”Laguna Vista To Initiate Local Warrant RoundupSpecial to the PRESS The Town of Laguna Vista is initiating its own local warrant round up during the months of August and September. The Town of Laguna Vista Municipal Court has hundreds of active warrants it is seeking to clear.  Municipal Court officials are encouraging defendants to take advantage…August 4, 2015In “News” Share By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSFebruary 26, 2015Laguna Vista police are conducting a warrant roundup, targeting offenders in Valley cities who owe more than $200,000 in delinquent fines here.Local officials say it is a prelude to the Texas Warrant Roundup scheduled annually to collect debt owed for outstanding fines.In their early efforts, officials collected $10,801 from Feb 18-24, according to City Manager Rolando Vela. “In last year’s local warrant round up, the Town collected a little over $18,000 in a four week period,” he added.The outstanding fines come from nearby residents in South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, Port Isabel, Bayview, Los Fresnos, Laguna Heights, San Benito and Harlingen who have outstanding warrants in the town.   “They are being approached at their place of employment or at their residences.  They are required to pay onsite or go to jail and then be magistrated,” Vela said.Beginning in February, U.S. Marshals and local law enforcement agencies throughout the state of Texas will kick off a massive effort  known as the Texas Warrant Roundup to collect debt owed on outstanding warrants.The Texas Warrant Roundup involves more than 260 jurisdictions state-wide. In 2011 alone, 4,110 arrest were made and 29,847 warrants were cleared in the city of Houston. If you think you have a warrant in your name, find out for sure. Don’t risk being arrested once the Texas Roundup starts.The Town is initiating its own local warrant round up that started on February 18 and will be ending the following month (4 weeks later) and will overlap that Texas Warrant Round Up, which is a state-wide initiative that Laguna Vista is a part of.The outstanding fines from the following communities include:o   South Padre Island          $869.00o   Laguna Vista         30,600.00o   Port Isabel              32,776.00o   Bayview                   5,151.00o   Los Fresnos            34,326.00o   Laguna Heights    4,078.00o   San Benito              $59,409.00o   Harlingen               $66,241.00We are encouraging people that may have an outstanding warrant to please call 943-1793 and take care of it before they are possibly picked up,” Vela said.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

Bayi Perempuan Lahir di Grab, Orang Tua Diganjar Kupon S$8000

first_imgGrabCar Singapore head Andrew Chan meberikan hadiah kepada Chow dan sang istri Madam Lim ( Berita kelahiran seorang bayi di pesawat mungkin satu dari seribu dan menjadi berita hangat serta menarik. Apalagi jika bayi tersebut mendapatkan segala fasilitas dan bisa menggunakan maskapai tersebut dengan kompensasi atau hadiah yang diberikan.Baca juga: Melahirkan di Dalam Pesawat, Antara Jaminan Terbang Gratis dan Isu KewarganegaraanTapi bagaimana jika melahirkan di dalam sebuah taksi online? Apakah itu masih menarik perhatian dan juga mendapat sebuah kompensasi atau hadiah? Ya, belum lama ini, tepatnya pada 21 November 2017 kemarin, di dalam taksi online Grab yang dikemudikan oleh Mohammad Fazli Omar lahir seorang bayi perempuan. melansir dari laman berita (15/12/2017), bayi perempuan ini anak dari pasangan Ruben Chow dan istri tercintanya Cindy lim. Kejadiannya bermula ketika sepasang suami istri ini akan berangkat ke Mount Alvernia Hospital, Singapura pukul 02.42 waktu setempat untuk proses persalinan sang istri. Jarak dari tempat tinggal mereka hanya sekitar lima sampai tujuh menit jauhnya berkendara.Namun, belum ada dua menit perjalanan, Madam Lim mengatakan, bayi mereka akan lahir. Sebenarnya, saat memesan Grab, Chow mengatakan istrinya memiliki siklus kontraksi yang tidak teratur.“Saat kami berangkat dari rumah kami di Bishan-Ang Mo Kio, kontraksi istri saya semakin intensif. Kami membutuhkan waktu dan usaha untuk masuk ke mobil,” ujar Chow. Bayi pasangan ini bernama Elora Fae dan menjadi bayi kedua di Singapura yang lahir dalam taksi online Grab tersebut. Sebelumnya pada 12 Agustus 2017 lahir seorang bayi laki-laki yang diberi nama Ahmad Luqmaan saat kedua orangtuanya akan berangkat ke National University Hospital.Baca juga: Awak Kabin Bantu Melahirkan Seorang Ibu di Ketinggian 42.000 KakiAtas peristiwa ini, Grab mempertemukan keluarga Elora Fae dan Mohammad Fazli di Midview City. GrabCar Singapore head Andrew Chan memberikan hadiah kepada Chow dan sang istri Madam Lim kupon Grab senilai S$8000 dan sebuah pakaian untuk bayi perempuan tersebut. Tak hanya itu, Mohammad Fazli juga diberi kupon bahan bakar senilai S$800 dan kartu ucapan terimakasih dari Sarah Ann anak pasangan tersebut yang berusia lima tahun.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedMelahirkan di Dalam Pesawat, Antara Jaminan Terbang Gratis dan Isu Kewarganegaraan26/06/2017In “Featured”Proses Persalinan Cepat, Inilah Pertama Kali Seorang Bayi Lahir di Kereta Cepat23/01/2018In “Darat”Bayi Tewas di Bandara Manila dengan Leher Dilingkari Pakaian Dalam09/12/2019In “Bandara”last_img read more

Fukushima to fight for WBA title

first_imgSidorenko, a 28-year-old bronze medalist at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will take on Fukushima in the first defense of his title. He has a record of 17 wins in as many matches in his professional career, including six knockouts. Japanese bantamweight boxer Manabu Fukushima will fight Ukrainian WBA champion Wladimir Sidorenko in Tokyo in June in his first shot at a world title in three years, his gym said Friday.The title match will take place at Korakuen Hall on June 4. A former Oriental-Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion, the 30-year-old Fukushima lost to interim champion Oscar Larios of Mexico on an eighth-round technical knockout in a WBC super bantamweight title fight in August 2002. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more