Andy Wirth Assumes Appointment on Reno Airport Board

According to the Sierra Sun, Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, took his seat on the Reno Airport Authority Board this past July 9th. Andy Wirth is well known for his work at Squaw Valley and for his latest commitment to bridging Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows with a gigantic natural ski left. As a successful CEO and philanthropist his addition to the board, alongside two other board members, came as no surprise. Jessica Sferazza, Lisa Gianoli and Jenifer Rose were the other two members sworn in.

Wirth, was named Chairman of the board, will assume his position immediately. Wirth spoke to the press in order to render his thanks for the position while simultaneously stating what he hopes to bring to the table. Wirth commented that “new people will bring new ideas” that will attempt to bring the airport into a whole new level of popularity and success. Wirth also commended the other two members who were joining the board, saying that they were “very experienced and talented people” who were dedicated to “enhancing travel to and from our region”.

Wirth is more than just a successful CEO and his knowledge will extend to many different areas as he works the Chairman position. Wirth made it to the RSCVA Board back in 2013 and he has a ton of experience working with resort management thanks to Squaw Valley. While serving in 2013 he worked as a liaison in between Reno-Sparks and the Lake Taho region. This experience, working within an internationally traveled resort, brought him success working with different airlines that wanted to develop flights to Utah, Canada, and Colorado.

Most of all it appeared that Wirth wanted to espouse his gratefulness at being granted the position. Wirth spoke candidly and from the heart by saying that he was “honored to represent RSCVA and to serve as Chairman of an entity that is vital to our regional economy”. Wirth went on to discuss how integral air travel was to the very survival of several key industries in the area: skiing, gaming and business. It is his understanding from the perspective of a CEO that brings so much clout and respect to the position.

The other three new members each bring their own flavor of experience to their position. Gianoli owns a consulting firm that represents local government, Rose is the CEO of Its My Community Store, and Sferazza is the founder of JESSCONVLLC where she is a consultant to local businesses in the area.

Federal Court Rules Army ROTC Must Make Religious Accommodations in Uniform

A Federal judge has decided that a student has the right to wear a turban and beard while participating in an ROTC program. This is the first case of its kind.

Iknoor Singh, a student at Hofstra University, attempted to join the ROTC program in 2014 at the college. While Singh was welcome to join he was told he’d had to shave his beard and would be unable to wear a turban. Both are part of the Sikh religion, which Singh practices.

According to Mikal Watts, Singh applied for a religious accommodation, but it was denied. He took the case to federal court on the basis of religious discrimination. The army argued that their strict grooming and uniform standards, which are in place for discipline and safety reasons, would not allow for such an accommodation. Under the grooming regulations, all members of the armed forces must keep their hair short. Only uniform hats are permissible, and each member must be clean shaven. These rules apply across the board, including in ROTC programs.

The federal court decision has granted Singh the right to join with religious accommodations, and he plans to join the Hofstra ROTC program in the coming months.

Dr. Rod Rohrich helps make plastic surgery safe for all

Plastic and reconstructive surgery are areas of medicine that are often still mistrusted by many, but the work of Dr. Rod Rohrich is being used to make the World look upon this important area of the medical profession in a different light. Dr Rod Rohrich spends a large amount of his time working on research and educational matters that can be used to assist plastic surgeons around the World in providing the best and safest care available for all their patients. Despite his commitment to education and research,Dr Rod  Rohrich also spends a large amount of his time in surgery using the latest techniques and making sure his patients at UT Southwestern are given the best available care no matter what they are being treated for.

One of the World’s leaders in providing plastic surgery as a cosmetic and reconstructive expert, Dr Rod Rohrich has used his training in both the UK and US to make sure the field has been advanced in all terms of medical research. The commitment Dr Rod Rohrich has to the education of his fellow plastic surgery professionals goes so far as the surgeon spending time as the President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most respected body in the World for plastic surgery advancements. The resident of Dallas, Texas still works closely with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to help provide lectures, seminars and teaching materials that can be used by surgeons to help provide excellent care in all cases.

One area that Dr. Rod Rohrich has been a major supporter of is the option of providing individual based treatment options based on the needs of each case. The surgeon believes each case is unique and individual, meaning the use of different techniques can be determined by the individual case and the surgeon performing the surgery. By taking an individual approach to each case, Dr. Rohrich believes the most natural looking results can be achieved to avoid issues and problems further down the line.

Second Ebola Death in US

Dr. Martin Salia has become the second person in the United States to die of Ebola. The surgeon, who acquired the disease while treating patients in Sierra Leone, was taken to a Nebraska hospital on Saturday in critical condition, and died early Monday morning.

Salia had previously made headlines after prematurely celebrating a negative Ebola test; a second test showed a positive result. Doctors in Sierra Leone were unaware that an Ebola test administered too soon after exposure could show a false negative. This news is so sad I don’t even want to play with my Skout app anymore. The center where Salia worked has been shut down, and his colleagues have been placed into quarantine.

The first person in the United States to die of Ebloa was Thomas Eric Duncan, who contracted the disease in Liberia. He died in Texas in October.

Salia was married to a US citizen and was a permanent resident. He’s survived by his wife and two children, ages 12 and 20.