Policy Bill Would Trim Headquarters Spending Personnel

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Defense Department would need to cut the budget and personnel at its headquarters by 20 percent and save $10 billion over five years, under the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill the House Armed Services Committee marks up today.The provision calls for the defense secretary to develop a plan for streamlining DOD management headquarters by requiring an accurate baseline accounting of headquarters budgets and personnel, and more specific information on actual and planned reductions in management headquarters.“The committee notes that the department has already claimed the savings associated with these reductions in the budget requests provided since the 20 percent goal was established in 2013,” according to a summary of the bill language.“While the committee is interested in ensuring that true cost savings result from these efficiencies, the committee also desires to ensure that any reductions are taken in a manner that increase the performance, accountability and agility of the department.”The policy bill also address the lengthy backlog of families waiting for military childcare, a concern cited in the recent report by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. It does not appear the backlog is related to funding or military construction, according to a fact sheet accompanying the chairman’s mark of the legislation.The legislation would require DOD to cut the backlog in half by the end of FY 2017 and provide a midpoint progress report to Congress.The chairman’s mark and an accompanying fact sheet are available on the committee website.last_img read more

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Wilmington Public Schools To Hold Behavioral Health Provider Fair Featuring Keynote Speaker

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools is holding its annual Behavioral Health Provider Fair on Tuesday, May 15, from 5pm to 7:30pm, at Wilmington High School (159 Church Street).The event, organized by the Wilmington Public Schools Behavioral Health Task Force, consists of Tables and Vendors (5pm-6pm, Cafe) with local mental health providers, community organizations, municipal departments, and state agencies, followed by Keynote Speaker Lynn Lyons (6pm-7:30pm, Auditorium) on “Preventing Anxiety and Depression: Skills We Can (And Should) Be Teaching Our Children.”For additional information on Lyons, see the flyer below and visit her website.Children age 12 and up are encouraged to attend the presentation. Child care is available in the school’s Large Group Instruction Room throughout the event. (NOTE: The above information is from Wilmington Public Schools.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Public Schools Announces Details Of Behavioral Health Provider Fair On March 16In “Education”The Wilmington Insider For May 15, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”Wilmington High School Sports Schedule (Week of September 2, 2019)In “Sports”last_img read more

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Former President George HW Bush celebrates 94th birthday

first_img Share Photo via Twitter @GeorgeHWBushGeorge H.W. Bush tweets happily from hospital about marriage to Barbara, said he’s ‘lucky’Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 94th birthday in Maine.Bush is relaxing at his home in Kennebunkport on Tuesday, eight days after being released from a hospital where he was treated for low blood pressure.Chief of Staff Jean Becker says the nation’s 41st president wants a low-key day and “no presents.”Several of his children are in town, including former President George W. Bush.Bush is spending the summer in Kennebunkport without his wife of 73 years, who died in April. Her 93rd birthday would’ve been last Friday.last_img read more

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Thailand ahoy

first_imgLike every year, this year again on 7 July, students of United Group of Institutions are on their International Summer Education workshop at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. UGI aims to develop highly talented and committed professionals who can play lead role in the corporate world at global environment.80 students from various courses like MBA, PGDM and B.Tech were shortlisted on the basis of their academic performance, on-line selection test and final personal interview round. Along with them eminent faculty members are also on tour for assisting the students with ever ready mentorship and guidance. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’This tour aims for management students to explore their knowledge and enhance managerial skills like team management, leadership, decision making skill, total quality management, stress management & develop their overall interpersonal skills. While engineering students from different branches gets in depth practical session on Computer Science, Industrial system engineering, remote sensing, telecommunication, mechatronics, geographical information system, water engineering management and various updates on emerging trends and technological advancements in their respective branch/stream.last_img read more

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Mamata congratulates Mary Kom

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee congratulated M C Mary Kom for winning her sixth gold medal Saturday to become the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Championships. “Congratulations Mary Kom for winning a record sixth world title. We are proud of your golden achievement at the Women’s World Boxing Championships…” Banerjee posted on her official twitter handle. Mary Kom Saturday became the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Championships by winning her sixth gold medal with an unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota at the AIBA World Championship in New Delhi.last_img read more

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Cheetah Plains safari lodge surrounds wildlife lovers with rustic Afrominimalist charm

first_img What drugs can be used to treat severe asthma? Find out on Allmedx.com. Safari guests of the South Africa’s Cheetah Plains Game Log will have plenty of opportunities for extracurricular connections with natureARRCC What is the dosage for mepolizumab? Visit Allmedx.com for Prescribing Information. Tailoring asthma treatment based on eosinophilic markers. Learn why it is done on Allmedx.com. Using nature as a guide, the furniture and design pieces featured throughout were crafted by hand rather than mass produced, with the finished product often determined by natural state of the materials the designers used as a starting point. “For example, massive, solid tree stumps and raw timber, we followed and adhered to the organic forms of these source materials,” say the architects. “Take for example the dining table, it is composed of two solid and massive timber planks hewn directly from the tree, the raw, undulating, live edge of the timber where the bark creates the outer skin was left natural and therefore the outline of the table edge wavers naturally as dictated by the tree.”In keeping with the nature theme, the team has sought to minimize the boundaries of the houses to blur the lines between inside and out. To that end, floor-to-ceiling windows features heavily throughout, while cantilevered roofing helps to avoid the need for support structures that might otherwise impede the views of the surrounds. The hope is that with time, the lodge will age gracefully and gradually strengthen its ties with the African landscape. I consent to the use of Google Analytics and related cookies across the TrendMD network (widget, website, blog). Learn more Google Analytics settings Rather than retiring from a day of elephant spotting to a four-walled hotel room with a window or two, safari guests of the South Africa’s Cheetah Plains Game Lodge will have plenty of opportunities for extracurricular connections with nature. The retreat tastefully treads a line between the natural and the man-made, with the designers pursuing what they called an Afro-minimalism aesthetic through a careful balancing of simplicity and locally inspired touches of style. The Cheetah Plains Game Lodge by Cape Town-based studio ARRCC is located within the Sabi Sand reserve, a South African wildlife sanctuary where leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo and rhino roam freely. The retreat consists of three private houses, each made up of clusters of free-standing buildings arranged carefully around natural features such as trees and topography. These four-bedroom suites feature a private arrival courtyard, communal living space, dining and bar space, an air-conditioned wine room, terrace spaces and a heated pool. To really drive home the luxury factor, there’s a commercial kitchen in each of the three houses, each with a dedicated chef and culinary team. On the sustainable side of things, the retreat claims to be entirely off-grid through its use of solar power, while grey water recycling helps lessen the load on local supplies. The Cheetah Plains Game Lodge by Cape Town-based studio ARRCC is located within the Sabi Sand reserve, a South African wildlife sanctuary where leopards, lions, elephants, buffalo and rhino roam freelyARRCC According to the ARRCC team, it designed the Cheetah Plains lodges in pursuit of a new “Afro-minimalism.” Rather than replicating the outdoors entirely, this entails a subtle mish-mash of organic shapes mixed with straighter lines of the artificial elements, influenced by decidedly minimalist architectural styles. “We blended Japanese and Scandinavian functionality and style infused with African components to create our Afro-minimalism,” the architects explain to New Atlas. “We wanted to create an African spiritual awareness of the bush and therefore created simplicity by narrowing down our finishes and simplifying our architectural components. Using concrete and rocks from a local quarry maintained the integrity of the building while the rusted metals added to its ‘African’ rustic charm. Rawness with architecture and a touch of comfort and beauty in the décor.” AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX AllMedX What role do eosinophils play in asthma? Discover what researchers have to say on Allmedx.com “We worked with many natural and often raw materials that will age and deepen in character over time,” the architects tell us. “These materials reflect the natural surrounds and authentic primal beauty of the location.”Sources: ARRCC, Cheetah Plains AllMedX Using nature as a guide, the furniture and design pieces featured throughout the Cheetah Plains lodge were crafted by hand rather than mass producedARRCC Find many free full text studies on severe asthma at Allmedx.com. AllMedX Powered by Privacy policy We recommend What treatment exists for severe eosinophilic asthma? See information on Nucala at Allmedx.com. Yes Nolast_img read more

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Motorbikes seized after being ridden through town centre

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTwo motorbikes have been seized after being ridden through a Staffordshire town centre this afternoon (Saturday August 10). Police spotted the two vehicles being ridden through Stafford town centre earlier today. One of the motorcyclists has been arrested and the other reported. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said:  “Officers witnessed two motorbikes riding through Stafford town centre this afternoon. One rider has been reported for driving other than in accordance with a licence. “The other rider is currently in custody for failing to stop for police and dangerous riding.” Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Police search for missing womancenter_img Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes last_img read more

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