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Gina Grosso

Gina M. Grosso is a retired Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and was the Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower and Services, Headquarters U. S. Air Force. General Grosso entered the Air Force in 1986 as a Reserve Officer Training Corps distinguished graduate from Carnegie-Mellon University, Pennsylvania, she held several staff positions throughout her career. As a staff officer, she served as an operations analyst, personnel programs analyst, Air Staff and Office of the Secretary of Defense action officer, Major Command Director of Manpower and Personnel, Director of the Air Force Colonel Management Office, Manpower and Resources, Director of Force Management Policy, her command tours include a Headquarters Squadron Section, Military Personnel Flight, Mission Support Squadron, command of the Air Force's sole Basic Military Training Group, as Joint Base and 87th Air Base Wing commander at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ. Prior to her current assignment, she was the Director of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U.

S. Air Force, Washington, D. C. Gen. Grosso is the first female personnel chief in Air Force history, she is married to a former C-17 Globemaster III pilot. 1986 Bachelor of Science, Applied Mathematics and Industrial Management, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1992 Master’s degree in business administration, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va. 1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. 1997 Air Command and Staff College, Seminar 1999 Master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R. I. 2000 Air War College, Seminar 2004 Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Mass. October 1986 - October 1988, Operations Analyst, followed by Commander, Headquarters Squadron Section, 554th Range Group, Nellis AFB, Nev. November 1988 - April 1992, Personnel Programs and Force Programs Analyst, Deputy Chief of Staff, Headquarters Tactical Air Command, Langley AFB, Va. May 1992 - May 1993, Executive Officer, Directorate of Personnel, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.

May 1993 - July 1993, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala. August 1993 - May 1995, Military Personnel Flight, 6th Mission Support Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla. June 1995 - January 1997, Personnel Policy, followed by Deputy Chief, Support Division, Air Force Colonel Matters Office, Washington D. C. January 1997 - July 1998, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Operations Group, Headquarters Air Force, Washington D. C. July 1998 - July 1999, Naval Command and Staff College, Newport, R. I. July 1999 - July 2001, Commander, 51st Mission Support Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea July 2001 - May 2002, Assistant Director, Enlisted Plans and Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Pentagon, Washington D. C. May 2002 - July 2003, Military Assistant, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, Washington D. C. July 2003 - July 2004, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, Mass. July 2004 - July 2006, Commander, 737th Training Group, 37th Training Wing, Lackland AFB, Texas July 2006 - July 2007, Director and Personnel, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii July 2007 - March 2009, Air Force Colonels Management Office, the Pentagon, Washington D.

C. March 2009 - June 2011, Joint Base and 87th Air Base Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N. J. June 2011 - August 2012, Manpower and Resources, the Pentagon, Washington D. C. August 2012 - January 2014, Force Management Policy, the Pentagon, Washington D. C. February 2014 - October 2015, Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, Office of the Vice Chief of Staff, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington, D. C. October 2015 - September 2018, Deputy Chief of Staff, Manpower and Services, Headquarters U. S. Air Force, Washington D. C, her major awards and decorations include: Second Lieutenant Oct. 2, 1986 First Lieutenant July 17, 1988 Captain July 17, 1990 Major Aug. 1, 1996 Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1999 Colonel Aug. 1, 2003 Brigadier General April 1, 2011 Major General July 24, 2014 Lieutenant General Oct. 15, 2015

Lochend Park

Lochend Park is a public park in Edinburgh, Scotland. It is situated in the Lochend / Restalrig area, next near Meadowbank Stadium; the loch with its wide range of waterfowl is the main attraction, but there are historical buildings, a children's play area, sports areas. The park was awarded a Green Flag in 2012 in recognition of it being a quality greenspace. Within the park there is a 16th-century doocot, Category B listed; the park was the grounds of Lochend Castle, part of the feudal lands of Robert Logan of Restalrig. The original castle was replaced by Lochend House in 1810 and only the servants quarters and kitchen chimney remain from the original house; the Doocot was built in the 16th century to supply pigeons to Lochend Castle. In 1564 it was used as a "plague kiln" to burn clothes and bedding of infected people during an outbreak of plague. In the 19th century it served as a boat house for the Royal Humane Society who were set up to save people from drowning; the boat was used in winter to check if the ice on the loch was thick enough for games of curling.

Lochend Loch served as Leith's main water supply from around 1650. Gravity-fed, there is an early 18th century pump station, which facilitated the process, between the doocot and the loch. Leith shared Edinburgh's water supply from the mid-18th century and the final water supplies from the loch were sealed off around 1920. Railway lines were built to west and south in the mid-19th century, isolating the park from the city. Although the railways were closed in the Beeching cuts of the 1950s it was only in the early 21st century that improved links were made on these sides, being required with the development of the new flats that now overlook the park. There are a range of habitats to be found in the park; the loch is home to a wide variety of wildfowl, including swans, coots, moorhens and herons. A viewing platform and planting beds, funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and WREN, were created around the pond in the spring of 2011; the viewing platform gives people greater access to see the wildlife and allows local schools the chance to take part in pond dipping activities.

The new planting, including yellow flag iris and water mint, will enhance the biodiversity of the pond by providing more habitats and food for the local wildlife. The Friends of Lochend Park is a group of local volunteers who help to administer and improve the park resources. In 2014 they bought the old police telephone box at the north-east entrance to the park, to be refurbished as a store for visitor materials. Edinburgh Council Lochend Park Friends of Lochend Park Facebook page

Parents' Worship Day

Parents' Worship Day, known as Matru Pitru Poojan Diwas was started by the Indian spiritual leader Sant Asaram Bapu in 2007 as an alternative to Valentine's Day. It is celebrated on 14 February every year, it is based on the Sanskrit words for father. The day was first celebrated on 14 Feb 2007 at Ahmedabad; this festival draws its inspiration from the pujan of Parvati performed by Ganesha. According to The Hindu, the Indian state of Chhattisgarh has been celebrating Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas since 2012, on the advice of Asaram, it is celebrated by the Chhattisgarh Govt in schools and colleges as ordered by the Chief Minister Raman Singh. In 2013 some schools & colleges in Bhubaneswar started to celebrate the Parents Worship Day. In 2015 the state government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party made it an official celebration. In 2015 the right wing political party Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha endorsed the day. On 14 February 2015, it was celebrated on a large scale by an NGO Bhartiya Yuwa Shakthi at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Krida Mandal, Nehru Nagar, Kurla.

The event imparted practical values to parents and children. It was celebrated by Sanatan Dharma Sabha in Jammu in 2015, 2016, 2017. In 2017 the District collector in Madhya Pradesh issued a notice for schools and urged people to celebrate 14th Feb as Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas. In December 2017, the education minister of Jharkhand, Neera Yadav issued a notice to celebrate the day in 40,000 government schools in the state in 2018. In 2018, Gujarat Technological University and Swaminarayan Institute of Technology celebrated Parents Worship Day to reaffirm respect towards Parents. In 2019, Gujarat Education Minister, Bhupendrasinh Chudasama appreciated the initiative of celebrating 14th Feb as Matru Pitru Pujan Diwas. Matru Pitru Poojan Diwas called Matra Pitra Pujan Divas is a festival initiated by Sant Asaramji. On this day, children from all religions worship their parents and seek their blessings by offering them tilak, garland, it is seen by many as a method to cement the bond between family members and to imbibe good values like respect and humility in children.

Right wing activists claim. In several states like Maharashtra, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Valentine's Day has been renamed as Matru-Pitru Pujan Diwas; as per Directorate of Public Instructions, every year February 14 is celebrated as Parents' Worship Day instead of Valentine's Day in Chattisgarh. Parents are invited to children worship them by performing aarti and offering sweets. Huge number of people have shown their support to Parents Worship Day with the emphasis on reviving cultural values, familial bonds and Indian heritage. Muslim students expressed love for parents by celebrating the day as'Abba Ammi Ibadat Diwas'

Warri Airport

Warri Airport known as Osubi Airstrip, is an airport serving the city of Warri in Delta State, Nigeria. It is about 10 kilometres northeast of the city; the runway length does not include a 150 metres displaced threshold/overrun on each end, making the total paved length 2,100 metres. The Osubi non-directional beacon is located on the field. Prior to construction of the airport, a small airstrip had been created next to a congested part of the city of Warri during the 1960s; the runway was 700 metres in length. There was an aircraft hangar. Small charter aircraft of Aero Contractors and other firms provided service to and from Lagos airport and other Nigerian cities; the federal government first drew up plans to build an airport here in the late 1970s to allow easy transport into Warri city by air because of its status as an oil city, but the plan languished for over two decades. Meanwhile, people coming in and out of Warri continued to use the old airstrip in a congested part of the city; the airstrip could only accommodate small aircraft on its short runway, so that whenever a plane took off or landed, the authorities had to close off an adjacent road to traffic so that a passing car would not be clipped.

Finding it harder and harder to conduct business with the old airstrip, Shell decided to build one on its own. The airport was commissioned and open for commercial use on 1 April 1999 with Shell landing a modern Dornier 328 and Aero Contractors 50-passenger Dash aircraft at the Osubi airport. Since the airstrip opened for public use, it is reckoned to be one of the busiest aviation facilities in Nigeria and it is being operated in partnership with other oil companies; the maintenance and facilities are among the best in the country and traffic flow is one of the highest. In the first six months of the opening of Osubi Airstrip, more than 100,000 passengers passed through just as it handled 3,500 aircraft movements; the Delta State government is making plans with the airstrip operator Shell in upgrading and building a longer second runway of 3,700 metres due to the increase in air traffic. These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria's Aviation Sector Summary Reports.

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HLA B7-DR15-DQ6

HLA B7-DR15-DQ6 is a multigene haplotype that covers a majority of the human major histocompatibility complex on chromosome 6. A multigene haplotype is set of inherited alleles covering several genes, or gene-alleles, common multigene haplotypes are the result of descent by common ancestry. Chromosomal recombination fragments multigene haplotypes as the distance to that ancestor increases in number of generations. HLA B7-DR15-DQ6 is a representation of a common HLA haplotype found in Western Eurasia; the haplotype can be written in an extended form covering the major histocompatibility loci as follows: HLA Cw*0702: B*0702: DRB1*1501: DQA1*0102: DQB1*0602 The older literature may describe this haplotype in two different ways. One B7-DR2-DQ6 derives from the fact; the other B7-DR2-DQ1 stems from the fact that DQ1 is an alpha chain serotype, now covered by the beta chain type DQ5 and DQ6. There are two major subhaplotypes one, preceded on its telomeric side by HLA A*0301 and the other by HLA A*0201.

The A*0301 bearing haplotype is described as the longest known multgene haplotype in humans. The appendation of the B7:: DQ6 haplotype creates; this haplotype if found in Northern Spain, Netherlands. HLA A*0201Cw*0702: B*0702: DRB1*1501: DQA1*0102: DQB1*0602 The gene-allele representation of the haplotype is: HLA A*0301Cw*0702: B*0702: DRB1*1501: DQA1*0102: DQB1*0602 This is considered now the longest of the distributed ancestral haplotypes, its length is 4.8 million nucleotides and extends from TRIM27 gene.... The haplotype is nodal in Ireland but is at high frequency in Switzerland, it has a subnode in the Pasiegos of northern Spain. There is some variance in the distribution of A3::DQ6 relative to A1::DQ2 in that there is more of a bias toward central and eastern Europe. Parts of the haplotype are spread into East Asia and appear within the New world's indigeonous populations. DR15:DQ6 frequencies peak in central Asia, it is suspect that this may be a point of Eurasian spread westward into Europe.

While there are some diseases associated with the haplotype, the frequency of association is less compared to A1::B8. HLA B7-DR15-DQ6 was found to have an association with postmenopausal osteoporosis in a Greek population. DR2 -DQ6.2 has been found to associate with narcolepsy-cataplexy Hypocretin ligand deficiency in the brain and cerebrospinal fluid is link to narcolepsy-cataplexy. DR15-DQ6 shows an association with factors involved in familial multiple sclerosis DR15-DQ6 is associated with the development of choroidal neovascular lesions in presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome; the DR15-DQ6 haplotype may afford some greater protection against the progression of HIV. However, the haplotype is a risk factor in cervical cancer

Burnell family

The Burnell family were a Dublin family who were prominent in Irish public life and in the arts from the fourteenth to the seventeenth century. They acquired substantial estates in County Dublin, married into the Anglo-Irish aristocracy, they produced several noted judges and politicians, a famous playwright, a poet. They were staunch Roman Catholics, supported the Irish Confederacy in the 1640s; the first Irish Burnell of note was Robert, Lord of the Manor of Balgriffin in c.1388. He may well have been the son of the Robert Burnell whose widow Margaret married Richard Plunkett, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, he married heiress of the Irish feudal barony of Castleknock. Castleknock became the principal Burnell residence, he was a Baron of the Court of Exchequer and began a long family of serving as members of the Irish judiciary on the Court of Exchequer. His descendant John Burnell was Chief Baron of the Irish Exchequer in the 1490s and another Burnell, was a Baron of the Exchequer. A John Burnell of Casleknock took part in the Rebellion of Silken Thomas and was executed for treason at Tyburn in 1537.

In the second half of the sixteenth century Henry Burnell, son of the third John Burnell, was one of Ireland's foremost advocates, serving as Recorder of Dublin and a judge of the Court of King's Bench. He was a passionate supporter of the rights of Roman Catholics and was in trouble with the Crown as a result, his grandson Henry, was a well-known playwright: his play Landgartha was one of the first Irish plays to be published and the last play performed in Werburgh Street Theatre, Dublin's first theatre. He was influential enough to marry a daughter of James Dillon, 1st Earl of Roscommon. Of his nine children, most is known of Eleanor, one of the few Irish women poets of her age, he became a leading member of the Irish Confederacy. Through the marriage of Alice Burnell to Richard Talbot of Templeogue in about 1550 the Burnells were ancestors of the prominent Talbot family of Mount Talbot. John Burnell Chief Baron of the Exchequer Patrick Burnell Baron of the Exchequer Henry Burnell Recorder of Dublin Henry Burnell, grandson of the previous playwright and politician Balgriffin Castleknock Landgartha, a tragicomedy by Henry Burnell