Memorie di Roma
Memorie di Roma
di Alessia Strinati
È stata uccisa dopo aver denunciato uno stupro. Vanesa Castillo è stata massacrata con 13 coltellate davanti al cancello della scuola Alto Verde, a Santa Fe, dove insegnava, dopo aver testimoniato al processo per lo stupro di una ragazza di 12 anni rimasta incinta dopo la violenza.
12 Settembre 2020
L’ingegnere, giornalista e scrittore. Franco Morganti, una delle menti dell’hi-tech italiano, morto sabato 12 settembre all’et di 89 anni. Commentatore del Corriere della Sera, Morganti stato prima allievo del celebre Collegio Ghislieri di Pavia e poi ingegnere al Politecnico di Milano, dove si laureato nel 1956 e in seguito vi ha anche insegnato. La sua carriera era per cominciata all’Olivetti e in SGS (ora ST Microelectronics), quando poi nel 1974 aveva intrapreso l’attivit di consulenza strategica nel settore sia pubblico che privato.
Nel 1981 Morganti era stato chiamato a presiedere un gruppo di lavoro presso la Presidenza del Consiglio dei ministri sul riassetto delle telecomunicazioni italiane. Poi, dal 1998 al 2000, gli era stata offerta la consulenza per l’Autorit per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, mentre dal 1999 era diventato consigliere d’amministrazione dell’Enel e dal 2003 di Wind Telecomunicazioni. Nello stesso anno era stato nominato vicepresidente dell’International Institute of Communications con sede a Londra. Morganti ha fondato aziende come etrel, Reseau, Databank Consulting ed era membro del Collegio dei Saggi di Nedcommunity. Ma la sua personalit era poliedrica. Nel 1993 si era candidato Sindaco di Milano ed era stato allievo della scuola del Piccolo Teatro. Appassionato di montagna, Morganti aveva scalato varie cime nel gruppo del Monte Bianco. E con la seconda moglie aveva dato vita a una famiglia numerosa: i 6 figli, che lo avevano reso nonno di 20 nipoti.
October 10, 2017
Durham, N.C. — USA Baseball Executive Director, Paul Seiler, released the following statement in response to the passing of Dr. Creighton Hale:
“Dr. Hale was a visionary in every sense of the word. Baseball and all sports within the amateur landscape owe him a debt of gratitude for his dedication and years of service. USA Baseball joins in the mourning of this tremendous loss and honoring of his legacy and memory.“
The following release was issued by Little League International:
South Williamsport, Pa. (October 8, 2017) — Little League® International is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Creighton J. Hale, a titan of the youth sports industry, accomplished safety innovator, and former President and CEO of Little League International. Dr. Hale (1924–2017), served as Little League President from 1973 to 1994, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1983.
Dr. Hale, 93, joined Little League as the Director of Research in 1955. His research efforts led to innovations that changed the way the game of baseball was played, and his vision helped make Little League a fabric of neighborhoods and communities around the world. He was the second full-time President in the history of the organization, succeeding Peter J. McGovern. From 1994 to 2001, Dr. Hale served as special advisor to current Little League President and CEO, Stephen D. Keener. He announced his retirement from the Little League International Board of Directors in 2014, after 60 years with the organization.
“Little League would not be what it is today without the unequaled leadership of Dr. Hale,” said Mr. Keener. “Through his 60-year tenure with Little League, his legacy is arguably one of the most important in the history of sports. Personally, I could not have asked for a more dedicated mentor and kind, thoughtful friend, and I will miss him deeply. We are forever grateful for Dr. Hale’s lasting impact on our program, and for his leadership and counsel over these many years. During this difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Beverly, as well as his children, family, and many friends.“
Prior to joining Little League, Dr. Hale was an Associate Professor of Physiology at Springfield (Mass.) College. He earned degrees from Colgate University, Springfield College, and New York University. Originally from Hardy, Neb., Dr. Hale’s research and innovations in the games of baseball and softball led to the development of the double ear-flap batter’s helmet, catcher’s helmet, chest protector with throat guard, and the non-wood baseball bat. As Little League President and CEO, he oversaw vast expansion of the Little League program domestically and abroad, the inclusion of girls in the Little League program, the creation of Little League Softball® and the Little League Challenger Division®, and provided millions of children the opportunity to play baseball and softball.
“My father and I had the greatest admiration for Dr. Creighton Hale and we both served as Trustees on the Little League Foundation Board,” said Peter O’Malley, former longtime Los Angeles Dodgers owner and President. “Dr. Hale was a pioneer and his vision to innovate equipment for safety was internationally recognized. His passion for growing inner-city baseball was instrumental in giving more children an opportunity to enjoy playing our national pastime. Our thoughts are with Mrs. Hale and their family.” In addition to his advances in safety equipment for baseball and softball, Dr. Hale served as chairman of the military committee that oversaw the development of the Kevlar helmet, as well as the lightweight bullet-proof vest. Through his accomplishments, Dr. Hale received countless honors both locally in the Williamsport community, and nationally, from USA Baseball, the White House, the American College of Sports Medicine, and more. Under Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, Dr. Hale served on the President’s Council for Youth Fitness.
“Dr. Hale was an inspiration; he was the consummate gentleman and a leader in his field of science, youth sports and Little League in particular,” said Davie Jane Gilmour, Ph.D., Little League International Board of Directors Chairman. “My life is more rich for the time we spent together laughing, thinking and looking to the future.“
He was a Charter Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Presidential Appointee to the White House Conference for a Drug-Free America. Dr. Hale was the published author of nearly 30 research articles.
Dr. Hale is survived by his wife, Beverly and his children, Tad (Jenny) Hale and Kathy Dumanis. Also surviving Dr. Hale are 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is predeceased by his son, Timothy, and parents, Russell and Anita.