Padres chairman Ron Fowler steps down; Peter Seidler to take over
The man who has guided the Padres through a transition from perennial loser to playoff team no longer will be in charge of the franchise’s day-to-day operation.Ron Fowler is stepping down as Padres executive chairman and will be replaced by General Partner Peter Seidler.Major League Baseball team owners approved Seidler as the team’s control person in a vote Wednesday morning. The team and MLB announced the move early Wednesday afternoon.“I have had the privilege to lead the Padres and to participate at the highest level of Major League Baseball over the last eight years; however, it’s time to...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Haiti fires its top cop, taps ex-OAS diplomat and police chief to head national police
A Haitian diplomat who last headed his country’s beleaguered national police force 15 years ago, has been given back his old job as the country’s top cop.Léon Charles, Haiti’s permanent representative to the Organization of American States who also served as chargé d’affaires in its Washington Embassy, was installed Monday after being named interim director general of the Haiti National Police in a presidential decree. Charles replaces fired chief Rameau Normil, who was named interim director of the U.S.-backed Haiti National Police 15 months ago by President Jovenel Moise.Normil has struggled...
GM nabs big hire from airline industry as its next CFO
The man whom Delta Airlines credits for guiding it through crisis as the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation will become General Motors’ new chief financial officer.GM said Friday it has hired Paul Jacobson, 48, as executive vice president and CFO effective Dec. 1.Until then, John Stapleton will continue in two roles: As GM’s North America chief financial officer and as acting global CFO, a role he stepped into Aug. 31.“Paul is a great addition to the GM senior leadership team and is dedicated to leading the company for the benefit of all stakeholders,” said GM CEO Mary Barra, whom Jacobson ...
Detroit Free Press
Raheem Morris named Falcons interim head coach
Falcons defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, a former NFL head coach, was named the interim head coach on Monday, the team announced.Falcons coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired late Sunday night.Morris, 44, was Tampa Bay’s head coach from 2009-11. He was named the head coach at age 32.In 2010, the Bucs went 10-6 and just missed the playoffs. They went 4-12 the following season and Morris was fired.Morris said he tried to grow from the Tampa Bay experience.“You went into (the position), and there was no manual for that job,” Morris said after attending the QB Summit ...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Quinn, Dimitroff fired by the Falcons
ATLANTA — Falcons head coach Dan Quinn and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were fired by the team on Sunday night.Falcons president and CEO Rich McKay has assumed day-to-day oversight of football operations in the interim and will assist owner Arthur M. Blank, Falcons in the search for a new general manager and head coach.Under the direction of McKay, Dimitroff’s current responsibilities will be handled by current members of the football operations staff for remainder of 2020. An interim head coach is expected to be announced on Tuesday.Former head coaches Raheem Morris and Dirk Koetter are o...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
El Nuevo Herald managing editor resigns
MIAMI — Nancy San Martín, the managing editor of el Nuevo Herald, resigned on Thursday, according to the vice president of news for McClatchy, the parent company that also publishes the Miami Herald.San Martín leaves “after years of powerful, award-winning work for this newsroom and the community it serves,” Kristin Roberts said in an email sent to the newsrooms of both newspapers on Thursday. “There will be a moment soon for the team to wish her well and to thank her for her dedication and commitment.”The resignation comes two weeks after a reader flagged racist and anti-Semitic content publi...
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announces he's retiring
DETROIT — At 2 p.m., Ron Gardenhire was on his daily Zoom meeting with the media, answering questions like it was just another day.A couple of hours later, he informed general manager Al Avila that he was retiring — effective immediately.“It started out as a pretty routine thing, just talking to Al,” said Gardenhire, who was finishing up the third and final season of his three-year contract. “We talked about a few things and I just told him that I was going to retire.“I’d thought about at the end of the season, but with the way I’ve been feeling since the bout of food poisoning I had in Minnes...
The Detroit News
Trump promotes tweet that calls him a dictator fanboy
President Donald Trump promoted a tweet from a Daily Beast columnist that repeated his claim Russian leader Vladimir Putin and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are more mentally competent than Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. That tweet also mocked the president for fawning over tyrants.“Trump claims that Putin and Kim Jong-un are more mentally fit than Biden,” wrote columnist Julia Davis. “Still fanboying for dictators.”Seemingly seizing on the first half of the tweet, which insults his political rival, Trump responded in the affirmative.“I didn’t know there would be even a questio...
New York Daily News
CEO of $11.4 billion Universal Health Services steps aside for son in 'long-planned succession'
The 83-year-old founder of Universal Health Services, America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain and a major acute-care hospital provider, too, is handing control of the King of Prussia, Pa.-based company to his son.Alan B. Miller will step down as chief executive in January and son Marc D. Miller, 50, will take his place in what the company said was as “long-planned succession.”The senior Miller is generally credited with being a pioneer in purchasing hospitals in fast-growing communities and building a network out of them. Last year, the for-profit, publicly traded UHS had net income of $8...
The Philadelphia Inquirer