Caltech Mourns the Passing of Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1925–2021)

first_img 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 Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. Credit: BechtelStephen D. Bechtel, Jr., senior director of Bechtel Group Inc. and a life member of the Caltech Board of Trustees, passed away on March 15, 2021. He was 95 years old.First appointed to the Caltech Board of Trustees in 1967, Bechtel was elected a life member of the Caltech community in 1997 and held this position until his death. He was a chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, and served as a consulting participant of the committee until his passing.“The Bechtel name resonates with all of us on the Caltech campus, adorning the Bechtel Residence and serving as a testament to the Bechtel family’s commitment to undergraduate life at the Institute,” says Caltech president Thomas F. Rosenbaum, Sonja and William Davidow Presidential Chair and professor of physics. “Stephen Bechtel was a hands-on engineer and dedicated trustee who brought his many talents to bear on enhancing our intertwined mission of forefront research and education.”“Beyond his remarkable accomplishments as a business leader and philanthropist, Stephen was a lifelong friend of Caltech,” says David L. Lee (PhD ’74), chair of the Caltech Board of Trustees. “He was a champion for our students, enriching their experience at the Institute and preparing them for success in the future. He will be dearly missed.”Bechtel was born on May 10, 1925 in Oakland, California. After high school, he enlisted in the Marine Corps before earning a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1946 and a master’s degree in business administration from Stanford University in 1948. That year, he joined Bechtel, a global engineering, construction, and project management company founded by his family in 1898 as a small Western railroad construction firm, and over its history was responsible for projects such as the Hoover Dam. He was the chief executive officer from 1960 until his retirement in 1990 and was chairman emeritus.Bechtel was also chairman emeritus and director of Fremont Group, LLC, a private investment company that specializes in direct investments, real estate, and publicly traded securities.He served on the boards of directors of several major corporations, including General Motors and IBM. He was appointed by President Lyndon B. Johnson to the President’s Committee on Urban Housing; by President Richard Nixon to the National Industrial Pollution Control Council, the National Commission on Productivity, the Labor Management Advisory Committee, and the National Commission for Industrial Peace; and by President Gerald Ford to the President’s Labor-Management Committee.In 1957, he founded the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, which supports education and environment programs in California. He served as vice chairman of the California Council for Science and Technology Task Force in 2006, advising the governor of California on increasing California’s technical talent pool by improving K–12 science and mathematics education.Among his many honors, Bechtel received the National Medal of Technology in 1991. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1990 and the French Legion of Honor in 1979. In 1975, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and he served as its first chairman from 1982 to 1986. In 1999, he was awarded the NAE Simon Ramo Founders Award.Bechtel was named a National Honor Member of Chi Epsilon, the national civil engineering honor society, in 1990, and received the Honor Award of the National Building Museum in 1998. Among many other honors, he was the recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers President’s Award (1985), the Kenneth Andrew Roe Award from the American Association of Engineering Societies (2003), and the OPAL Award for Lifetime Achievement in Construction from the American Society of Civil Engineers (2000).In 2015, Bechtel was inducted into the U.S. News and World Report STEM Leadership Hall of Fame.He is survived by his wife, Betty Bechtel, five children, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News People Caltech Mourns the Passing of Stephen D. Bechtel, Jr. (1925–2021) Courtesy of CALTECH Published on Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 7:20 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy last_img read more

FIFA invites boys soccer team trapped in Thailand cave to World Cup final

first_img Written by July 6, 2018 /Sports News – National FIFA invites boys soccer team trapped in Thailand cave to World Cup final FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLinh Pham/Getty Images(CHIANG RAI, Thailand) — FIFA has invited the boys soccer team trapped in a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand to attend the World Cup final in Russia — that is, if they are rescued in time.FIFA President Gianni Infantino sent a letter on Thursday to the head of the Football Association of Thailand, expressing his “deepest sympathies and support” to the families of the 12 boys and their soccer coach. Infantino said he’s been “anxiously following the news” since the group disappeared inside the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in mountainous Chiang Rai province on June 23. He added that he was “greatly relieved to hear the good news” that all 13 were found alive on July 2.“On behalf of the international football community, I would like to join you in expressing my deepest sympathies and support to the families of the players and coach, as well as my solidarity with the people of Thailand at this time of great concern,” Infantino wrote. “We hope that, in some way, our words of support may help bring them a little peace and courage in these difficult moments of uncertainty and concern.”Infantino said having the Wild Boar soccer team and the coach at the World Cup final in Moscow on July 15 would “undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration.”“If, as we all hope, they are reunited with their families in the coming days and their health allows them to travel, FIFA would be delighted to invite them to attend the 2018 World Cup final in Moscow as our guests. I sincerely hope that they will be able to join us at the final, which will undoubtedly be a wonderful moment of communion and celebration,” Infantino wrote.The teammates, between the ages of 11 and 16, have reportedly asked the Royal Thai Navy members taking care of them in the cave about what has happened in the international soccer tournament since they got trapped.The Football Association of Thailand posted Infantino’s letter on Facebook and translated it into Thai.Thai officials are leading a massive rescue operation in Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park involving more than 1,000 people, including specialists drafted from various nations such as Australia, China, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Rescue crews have been working around the clock to drain the flooded passageways and chambers within the vast cave complex leading to the elevated slope where the boys and their 25-year-old coach remain stranded.Seven members of the Royal Thai Navy, a medical doctor and a nurse have been looking after the group, providing them with food and medical assessments.It’s unclear exactly how and when rescuers will try to extract the group, and Thai officials have cautioned that it could take “weeks or months.” But Mother Nature might not allow for that length of time, with heavy seasonal rains forecast to hit the region this weekend.Thai officials had said the boys were practicing breathing in diving masks in case heavy rain forces the group to swim and dive out the same way rescuers entered. But on Thursday, authorities told ABC News they are no longer pursuing that option amid concerns that something could go awry or the boys could panic underwater.Instead, authorities said rescue crews will focus on pumping out water from the cave, drilling into the rock to widen some of the narrow passageways and scouring the region’s rugged jungle-covered terrain for any natural shafts that connect to the cave network below.“The current obstacles are the imminent rainfall and the narrow and slippery trails in the cave,” the Thai government said in a statement Thursday. “Rescuers and doctors are constantly assessing the weather condition and the survivors’ health in order to come up with an appropriate extraction plan.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Van Persie scores in United victory

first_img Van Persie scored his first goal for over a month to put United ahead and Radamel Falcao got on the scoresheet before Wes Morgan’s own goal sealed the win, which moves Louis van Gaal’s men up to third in the Barclays Premier League. Marcin Wasilewski scored in the second half, but the Foxes were unable to pull off another great comeback like they did in the reverse fixture last September, which ended 5-3 to Leicester. Press Association The tempo was slightly quicker, but Leicester goalkeeper Schwarzer remained untested in the opening exchanges. The home fans became annoyed at their team for not going on the attack against the bottom team in the division. Too often they passed the ball sideways or backwards. Nothing seemed to be going for the hosts. Rooney’s attempted cross-field pass ended up in the East Stand. Angel di Maria showed his class by chesting down a Leicester clearance, but he followed it up by putting his volley into the crowd too. Van Persie spurned an opportunity moments later, scooping a shot high and wide from the edge of the area. The home supporters needed a goal to lift their spirits and Van Persie delivered it in spectacular fashion just before the half hour. Blind pinched the ball off Andrej Kramaric and chipped a clever ball over the Leicester back four towards Van Persie. The striker showed true class by watching the ball over his shoulder before stabbing past Schwarzer first time for his ninth of the campaign. Five minutes later, United doubled their lead. Van Persie started the move, brushing his man off the ball to find Di Maria. Schwarzer spilled the Argentinian’s shot and Falcao scrambled home his fourth goal of the season just before Ritchie De Laet and Wasilewski could intercept. United were now playing at their free-flowing best. Falcao and Di Maria exchanged passes in a quick counter, but they could not test Schwarzer. With Leonardo Ulloa isolated up front, Leicester could offer little on the attack and two minutes before the break they found themselves 3-0 down. Rooney’s corner skidded off the head of Blind and Morgan, who was caught out by the flick-on, accidentally diverted the ball into his own net. Leicester’s supporters, rather optimistically, insisted they were going to win 5-3 again. Just after introducing Esteban Cambiasso at the break, the Foxes hit United on the counter, but Kramaric’s attempted bicycle kick failed spectacularly. United remained by far the superior team though. Adnan Januzaj, making his first league start in almost three months, wanted in on the act, but his swirling 25-yard shot dipped just over Schwarzer’s bar. Ulloa had a pretty desperate penalty appeal turned down when he slipped in the box on the hour. A brief moment of panic followed when substitute David Nugent nudged last man Phil Jones off the ball, but David de Gea came out to stop the former England striker. Van Persie earned a standing ovation when he came off with 22 minutes to go. Leicester grabbed one back when Wasilewski headed in at the far post, but there was not enough time to mount another comeback and United coasted to victory. Robin van Persie ended his dry spell with a spectacular finish that propelled Manchester United to a comfortable 3-1 win over Leicester. Van Persie spoke candidly this week about how disappointed he was with his form this season. The Dutchman said his performances had not been up to scratch and conceded he did not know if he had done enough to earn a contract extension. But on Saturday he looked something like the Van Persie who scored 30 goals in his debut season at the club. The Dutchman watched Daley Blind’s chip pass over his left shoulder before expertly stabbing the ball past Mark Schwarzer with his right boot. Replays showed the 31-year-old may have been slightly offside, but he did not care. Falcao rounded off a move which Van Persie started five minutes later and the three points were in the bag at half-time after Morgan turned Wayne Rooney’s corner into his own net The win – and the fact that they scored three goals – will give confidence to Van Gaal’s team, who had scored just five goals in their previous six matches. For the first 20 minutes, United looked just as flat as they did in their last home match – the 1-0 defeat to Southampton. last_img read more

Authorities unsure robbers favor Asians

first_img“Any time people come together to do retail, you’re going to have those people that lurk in the shadows,” he said. “Most of the businesses in these parking lots target the Asian community, and most victims associated are Asian. Are they targeted (by criminals)? I’m not sure.” But both Peng and Christine Kuan, whose mother was robbed outside a Rowland Heights store in July, said they’ve heard multiple stories of robberies in the parking lots of grocery stores catering to the Asian community. “It’s happened so many times,” she said. “People get hurt and lose money. My mom lost $600.” Peng said she was loading groceries into her trunk at about 3 p.m. outside a Hacienda Heights store when a man she described as Latino, weighing about 200 pounds with a shaved head, grabbed her purse and dragged her. He only let go when he saw her husband, she added. She was not hurt and managed to keep her purse. Kuan was not so lucky. The 59-year-old Hacienda Heights woman said she was shopping with her 85-year-old mother at the Rowland Heights 99 Ranch store when a woman approached her and asked to borrow $10. Before Kuan could respond, she said, the woman snatched her mother’s purse. Kuan chased her to an apparent getaway car, but fell and dislocated her arm when the woman pushed her to the ground and drove away. Jennifer Tsao, spokeswoman for 99 Ranch Market, said the stores can only hire security guards inside. Parking lot security is the responsibility of the property owner, Pacific Castle, she said. “All the (outside) security should be hired by them,” she said. “They are the landlord. We told them we’d like to have a safer area as a tenant.” Representatives from Pacific Castle did not return phone calls seeking comment. David Wong, assistant property manager for Golden Pacific, which owns the shopping center where the Rowland Heights store is located, said two security guards are on-site. “We have beefed it up,” he said. “They are quite visible.” Both women, who said they were surprised by the brazen, daylight attacks, reported the crimes to authorities, but said that usually doesn’t happen. “Chinese people are always like this,” Kuan said. “They don’t like to (talk about it), but I have to, because I was hurt.” Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Sanford, who patrols Hacienda Heights, stressed the importance of reporting crimes. “If people are getting assaulted and not reporting it, it’s kind of hard for us to follow up,” he said. “It’s really important for people to call and report.” [email protected] (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2236 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! HACIENDA HEIGHTS – After Tammy Peng was attacked by a would-be robber on Monday in the parking lot of 99 Ranch Market on Azusa Avenue and Colima Road, she found out that she wasn’t the only victim. Reports of parking lot robberies have been hitting the pages of Chinese-language newspapers with frequency and victims said they know such attacks are not rare by any means. “Chinese ladies, especially older immigrants, are notorious about carrying cash,” Peng said. “Sizewise, we’re easier to manage.” But authorities said they don’t believe there has been a higher rate of robberies in 99 Ranch Market parking lots or other grocery stores catering to the Asian community. Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Jackson said there are just as many crimes reported in the Puente Hills Mall parking lot across the street from the Hacienda Heights 99 Ranch Market. last_img read more

Kolkata franchise of Indian Super League launched, christened Atletico de Kolkata

first_imgSourav Ganguly is one of the co-owners of the Atletico de KolkataThe Kolkata franchise of the much awaited Indian Super League was finally inaugurated as Atletico De Kolkata in the state of West Bengal. Emphasizing on the importance of providing the right football education to youngsters in India, Atletico De Madrid expressed its anticipation and dreams towards the Indian team.Taking the prompt from Spanish co-owners and UEFA Champions League finalist Atletico De Madrid, owner and CEO of the latter Miguel Angel Gil Marin along with city based co-owners former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, industrialists Harsh Neotia, Sanjiv Goenka and Utsav Parekh unveiled the team but said that they were yet to finalize their jersey as they were awaiting approval from the ISL.Miguel Angel Gil Marin, owner of the Atletico De Madrid said, “Thanks for placing your trust in Atletico De Madrid. It is great proud for us to come to your country and to Kolkata. Thank you for your warm hospitality in the city.””There are two reasons why Atletico decided to come to India and in particular to Kolkata. Atletico loves football. To expand our brand to Asian market, our franchise has decided to become a part of Indian Super League. India has one of the huge markets in the world. We began interacting with people from Kolkata,” added Miguel Angel Gil MarinGanguly, whose love for football is well known, will be the star attraction of the team that intends to bring in top international stars to encourage young talent in the city.advertisement”It is the beginning of my association with some special people. Last year when I was trying to find out ways of how to become a part of this, I contacted Harsh to know whether or not he is interested. Slowly I began contacting the remaining. It has been a long journey not just for us but also for the game of football. Even I have grown up kicking the football. I am sure this is the same with many in the city of Kolkata,” said Sourav Ganguly, co-owner of the Kolkata De Atletico.Unveiling the names of the consortium as the Kolkata Games and Sports Private Limited, the five partners pledged to take Indian football to the next level.Staying true to the aims and objectives of the League, the Kolkata Franchise wishes to hold a grasp over the 100-year experience of Madrid’s sporting model of academics that will further enable them to recognize and empower talent from the very grassroots.The Spanish club officials, who arrived in the city on Tuesday had inspected the Salt Lake stadium and the Barasat stadium.last_img read more