US Navy Extends Enlisted Early Transition Program

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy Extends Enlisted Early Transition Program View post tag: extends April 25, 2011 View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic US Navy Extends Enlisted Early Transition Program Share this article Authorities View post tag: early With the release of NAVADMIN 142/11, April 22, the Navy has extended the Enlisted Early Transition Program (EETP) to Sept. 30, 2013.Due to the Navy’s unprecedented retention and successful recruitment, Sailors are being offered a voluntary early separation option.“Our end strength and our over-manning in certain ratings was a consideration for the extension of this program,” said Mike Dawson, head enlisted community manager, Navy Personnel Command. “Our community managers have also received a lot of feedback from Sailors and the Fleet that they would apply for an early-out if they were eligible.”EETP differs from the Early Career Transition Program (ECTP) which allows Sailors to transition into the Selective Reserve (SELRES) prior to their End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS) by submitting a request three to 15 months in advance. EETP allows Sailors to request early separation up to 24 months prior to their scheduled EAOS or extended EAOS.“The ECTP is a program that regardless of the time a Sailor has left on his EAOS, he or she can transition to SELRES,” said Dawson. “Technically, a Sailor could have just signed a six year contract and decide today that they want to complete the remainder of their commitment in SELRES. EETP, on the other hand, is an early-out.”Qualified Sailors may submit their request for early separation to Commander, Navy Personnel Command (COMNAVPERSCOM) via their commanding officer (CO). Commanding officers have final disapproval authority under this program and should not forward a request they cannot support. COMNAVPERSCOM has final approval authority for requests with positive CO endorsement.MILPERSMAN 1910-102 requirement for “separation by reason” does not apply to this program. Sailors are not required to state a reason for making the request since this is a voluntary program.Approval for Sailors with critical Navy Enlisted Classifications (NEC) will be based on individual community requirements.Early separation requests will not be approved for Sailors:* In nuclear ratings;* In receipt of permanent change of station orders;* Identified to fill or currently serving on a Global War on Terrorism/Overseas Contingency Operation, or Individual Augmentee assignment whose rotation date would be affected;* In the National Call to Service Program;* In any sea warfare combat program;* Sailors serving in a rating and/or holding an NEC listed in any enlistment bonus, Selective Re-enlistment Bonus, or similar special and incentive pay program in effect at anytime within the fiscal year of the request or separation;* Assigned to a Department of Defense area tour and have not completed the tour requirement, including overseas tour extension incentive program for which a benefit has been received; or* Who are retirement eligible.“Sailors who are no longer interested in staying in the Navy are highly encouraged to apply,” said Dawson.(navy)[mappress]Source: navy, April 25, 2011 View post tag: Transition View post tag: Naval View post tag: program View post tag: Japan View post tag: Enlistedlast_img read more

Cellar praises ‘crucial’ bill to protect music venues

first_imgThe owner of Oxford nightclub Cellar has praised a “crucial” new planning bill designed to protect music venues.Tim Hopkins said John Spellar MP’s ‘agent-of-change’ bill “makes total sense”, after it passed to its second reading in parliament on Wednesday.If made law, the bill’s proposals would require developers to consider the fates of pre-existing businesses before proceeding with new projects.Hopkins, whose father opened Cellar, told Cherwell: “the bill is crucial to the survival of so many small live music venues and clubs across the country.“It’s also very fair because it does work both ways. If a builder built next door to a venue they can’t get it shut down on account of the noise – they have to take responsibility for soundproofing their development.“We are lucky at the Cellar: sound issues are not an issue we have to deal with. However, we do care and support this bill, because we want to support our fellow live music venues across the country.“It is exactly what is needed when it comes to such financial drains and stresses on small venues that are – more often than not – already over stretched.”Yesssssss! https://t.co/TJjViNYzcV— The Cellar (@CellarOxford) 10 January 2018The UK Music association estimates that 35% of the country’s live music venues have closed in the past decade.The body’s chief, Michael Dugher, criticised companies who develop next to pre-existing venues. He said: “All of a sudden, the people in a block of flats are complaining about the noise of a venue.”Oxford West and Abingdon MP Layla Moran also supported the bill, having publicly backed the ‘save Cellar’ campaign last summer.Some 13,000 people signed a petition to keep Cellar open, after its landlords put forward a planning application to redevelop the space.Moran said: “The idea would be to look out for existing businesses before granting planning permission.“As a new MP at the time of the proposed closure of the Cellar, it was really encouraging to see so many people getting involved with the planning and political process for the first time in a bid to save it.“I’m particularly glad that people power won the day.”The club has hosted early gigs for several successful Oxford bands, including Foals and Glass Animals.Moran, a Liberal Democrat tipped by senior party figures as their “best hope of a revival”, said the furore around Cellar led her to believe there should be “a re-think of planning policy to better protect well-loved music venues from future developments.“This is a law designed to protect the little guy… it is designed to allow them to fight back.”A group of MPs, peers, and musicians gathered outside parliament ahead of the bill’s reading, including Billy Bragg, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and former culture ministerEd Vaizey.last_img read more

Moran takes aim at “Dickensian” homelessness law

first_img“If there was a sizeable amountof political will to try and spend£500,000 making Big Ben bong forBrexit, then I firmly believe thatthere must be the will to repeal thisheartless and outdated law. Moran has previously attempted to repeal the Vagrancy legislation, introducing the Vagrancy Act (Repeal) Bill in March 2018, during the last Parliament. Her effort was blocked from advancing through the parliamentary process by Conservative MPs. Regarding her attempt to scrap the Act, Moran said: “Even one person sleeping rough in 2020 is a disgrace, and repealing the Dickensian Vagrancy Act is the first step on a journey to taking a more compassionate and holistic approach to homelessness. Layla Moran, the Liberal DemocratMP for Oxford West and Abingdon,has moved to abolish the VagrancyAct in the new parliament. “This campaign was first raisedby Oxford students, and I won’t stopuntil the Vagrancy Act is repealed,either through my Bill or othermeans.” Moran wrote: “We will also repeal it this year because it’s easy to do. I don’t mean to sound crass, but I just cannot understand why an ambitious politician like Robert Jenrick doesn’t want to make his mark and scrap the Act. A simple action that shows you’re taking homelessness seriously. Moran said at the time – “I amshocked, if not surprised, that theGovernment have blocked debate onthis legislation that would changethe law to end the criminalisation ofrough sleepers. “So, there’s the public will, increasing political will, and it’s easy to do. Then why haven’t we scrapped the Act yet? “Because what are we doing if we can’t even help those who are literally at our feet?” “In Oxford and elsewhere, we’re fining the homeless instead of helping them. Members of the government didnot respond to Cherwell’s request forcomment. “I’ll be keeping up the pressure onthe Government and will continue tofight to change the law. Moran’s move to repeal the Act this year, comes after she significantly increased her majority in the election to 8,943, up from 816 in 2017. There has also been speculation that Moran will mount a bid for leader of the Liberal Democrats, after Jo Swinson, the previous leader, lost her seat in December.center_img Speaking in Parliament, Moranacknowledged this, stating: “I knowthe Secretary of State is keen to makehis mark, and I’d like to think we’regiving him a golden opportunity todo so.” “And to make it really easy forhim, my Vagrancy (Repeal) Bill that Iintroduced in the last parliament canbe brought back, with his blessing, ina heartbeat and become law. I standready. “Because it hasn’t been a priority for the Government, who insist on waiting for the results of their review before deciding what to do, despite the incredible team at Crisis having put all the evidence together into a single report for them. Even the police in the West Midlands and the Metropolitan Police have now committed to moving away from using the Act. It’s time to go the whole hog. “This Government has said a lot inthe past few months about those leftbehind, about the domestic agenda.Homelessness will surely be up there,a priority. Well, I hope so.” Moran has highlighted recent statistics from the charity Crisis, which show that 71% of people believe arresting people for sleeping rough represents a waste of police time, while a majority support the view that sleeping rough is not a crime at all. Moran penned a piece in PoliticsHome last week, in which she laidout her case for repealing the Act,and explained why the governmenthas so far failed to do so. Moran’s effort to repeal the Actrests on the willingness of theConservative government to supportthe measure. The approval of RobertJenrick, the Secretary of State forHousing, Communities and LocalGovernment, will be essential inachieving this. “With this Government’s blessing,we could bring back my Vagrancy(Repeal) Bill, introduced in the lastParliament, and finally scrap the Act. She also added: “That’s another reason I firmly believe we will succeed in scrapping the Vagrancy Act this year: a growing number of parliamentarians can’t avoid seeing what’s happening on our own doorsteps, and I plan to shout from the rooftops to make them look. “We must end the situation wherehomeless people can still be arrestedand dragged before the courts usinga heartless, Dickensian law datingback to 1824 just because they don’thave anywhere to spend the night.” The Act makes it a criminal offence to sleep rough, leaving homeless people open to arrest by the police. The nearly two-hundred-year-old Act was passed in 1824; it has already been repealed in Scotland and Northern Ireland but remains in force in England and Wales. last_img read more

SECAUCUS BRIEFS

first_imgSecaucus police arrest juvenile in connection with string of alleged burglariesSecaucus police arrested a 17-year-old juvenile from Manalapan on Jan. 29 in connection with a series of previous alleged thefts in town, according to a Police Department release. He has been charged with seven counts of burglary, six counts of theft, two counts of criminal attempt, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools, and receiving stolen property. He also has an outstanding warrant from Monmouth County.Custody was transferred over to the Union County Juvenile Detention Center.On Jan. 24, residents from Maple and Born Streets made multiple calls to Secaucus officers, claiming that their sheds were broken into, one home was burglarized, and a car and motorcycle were stolen.That led police to arrest a 14-year-old from Jersey City that same day. He was charged with six counts of burglary, five counts of theft, obstructing justice, resisting arrest, two counts of receiving stolen property, conspiracy, and two counts of criminal attempt and possession of burglary tools. Officers also transported the 14-year-old to the Union County Juvenile Detention Center.Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten registration dates setSchool registration for the 2018-2019 will take place on Feb. 13 and 14 (Pre-K) and Feb. 21 and 22 (K), from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on all days. Both registrations can be done at the main offices of both Clarendon and Huber Street Schools, located at 685 5th St. and 1520 Paterson Plank Rd., respectively. Visit www.sboe.org for more information.Community garden registration is now open2018 registration is now open for the Community Garden at the Xchange in Laurel Hill County Park and the Community Garden at Fountain Park. Plots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your plot, please fill out the online application form at http://secaucusnj.gov/community-gardens.html. Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at Little City Books at 100 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children.CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives.They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures. For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.Food and Shelter Coalition Meeting set for March 13 All interested persons are invited to attend a Tuesday, March 13 meeting of the Food and Shelter Coalition to discuss food and shelter concerns and share ideas. The meeting is an opportunity to advocate to state and federal lawmakers to promote responsible public policies to improve quality and access to food for thousands of people.The National Law Center on Homeless and Poverty currently estimates that each year at least 2.5 to 3.5 million Americans sleep in shelters, transitional housing, and public places not meant for human habitation.At least 7.4 million have lost their own homes and are doubled-up with others due to economic necessity.The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. at Old Bergen Church, 1 Highland Ave., Jersey City (take the elevator and press 1). For more information contact chairperson La-Trenda Ross at (201) 618-5745 or (201) 420-3000 ext. 2543, or email [email protected] Hartz Mountain Industries opens The Harper at Harmon MeadowPrincipals from Hartz Mountain Industries recently welcomed Secaucus Mayor Michael Gonnelli and fellow municipal officials to celebrate the grand opening of The Harper at Harmon Meadow, a new luxury rental 469-unit community.“Hartz Mountain Industries continues to be an incredible partner in the economic development of Secaucus,” said Mayor Gonnelli in a press release. “Their commitment to the town’s smart growth has, in part, helped create one of the region’s most desirable and meaningful mixed-use communities here at Harmon Meadow. The Harper will continue to shape this dynamic retail and residential center by adding high quality, upscale rental homes to a location brimming with activity.”last_img read more

Eddie Vedder Gives Heart-Wrenching Tribute To His “Older Brother” Chris Cornell

first_imgOn May 26th, when the family and friends of the late Chris Cornell laid the 90’s alt-rock prophet to rest at the Hollywood Forever cemetery, many noted the absence of his longtime friend and collaborator Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam vocalist was preparing to kick off his European solo tour with a performance in Amsterdam the following evening, and had been relatively silent about Cornell in the days since his death.A Brief History of Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder, And Short-Lived But Everlasting Supergroup Temple of the DogAs his tour began, Vedder made a few subtle nods to Chris’s loss, but had not spoken at length about his feelings on the matter until last night’s show in London. During the performance, Vedder took a moment to muse about his feelings in the wake of Cornell’s suicide with a characteristically rambling yet gracefully sincere remembrance–to which the audience responded with a standing ovation. You can read a full transcript of the passage below:Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate these days. I was thinking about the history of this building and the Bowie history. So I started to think about that and my mind began to wander. It’s not a good…So I haven’t really been talking about some things and I kind of… now it feels like it’s conspicuous because I lost a really close friend of mine, somebody who…(applause)I’ll say this too, I grew up as 4 boys, 4 brothers and I lost my brother 2 years ago tragically like that in an accident and after that and losing a few other people, I’m not good at it, meaning I’m not…I have not been willing to accept the reality and that’s just how I’m dealing with it (applause starts) no, no, no, no…So I want to be there for the family, be there for the community, be there for my brothers in my band, certainly the brothers in his band. But these things will take time but my friend is going to be gone forever and I will just have to…These things take time and I just want to send this out to everyone who was affected by it and they all back home and here appreciate it so deeply the support and the good thoughts of a man who was a … you know he wasn’t just a friend he was someone I looked up to like my older brother. About two days after the news, I think it was the second night we were sleeping in this little cabin near the water, a place he would’ve loved. And all these memories started coming in about 1:30am like woke me up. Like big memories, memories I would think about all the time. Like the memories were big muscles.And then I couldn’t stop the memories. And trying to sleep it was like if the neighbours had the music playing and you couldn’t stop it. But then it was fine because then it got into little memories. It just kept going and going and going. And I realised how lucky I was to have hours worth of…you know if each of these memories was quick and I had hours of them. How fortunate was I?! And I didn’t want to be sad, wanted to be grateful not sad. I’m still thinking about those memories and I will live with those memories in my heart and I will…love him forever.Vedder, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Pearl Jam earlier this year, got his first big “break” contributing vocals to Temple of the Dog, the short-lived Cornell brainchild that has since attained cult-classic status. You can watch Cornell and Vedder’s final vocal duet on the supergroup’s biggest hit, “Hunger Strike,” from Bridge School Benefit 2014 below via YouTube user mfc172:[h/t – Rolling Stone][Cover Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images]last_img read more

Angel Reapers Will Extend Off-Broadway

first_img Angel Reapers Show Closed This production ended its run on March 20, 2016 Related Shows View Commentscenter_img Martha Clarke Martha Clarke and Alfred Uhry’s Angel Reapers will extend off-Broadway through March 20; it had previously been set to shutter on March 13. The production began previews on February 2 and will officially open on February 22 in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center.Directed and choreographed by Clarke, the show features traditional Shaker songs and a mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements. Angel Reapers follows the Shakers, an early American religious sect, which sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold.The cast includes Sophie Bortolussi, Nicholas Bruder, Asli Bulbul, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Ingrid Kapteyn, Rico Lebron, Gabrielle Malone, Sally Murphy, Matthew Oaks, Andrew Robinson and yon tande.last_img read more

Local Author Donates Her New Book To Help Fill The Food Shelves

first_imgHere are just a few of the topics covered in the manual:1. Find out the steps you need to take to be sure of a successful used car buying experience.2. Learn the questions you should ask a dealer or private owner before you even go to look at a used car.3. Uncover those ýhiddený problems the dealers don’t want you to know about, and are not listed on a CARFAX report.4. Negotiate your best deal, and save the upper hand for last. Literally squeeze every penny out of the sale. Youýll have the dealer crying ýuncle!ýHer insider knowledge gives Amy a unique and entertaining approach to the car business. Amy makes an excellent interview and guest speaker. For an entertaining, informative interview, call Amy at 802-223-2253 # # #last_img

Listen up: Escape the effects of noise pollution

first_imgI’m awake early this morning, and I walk to the end of the driveway to retrieve the papers. The sky is clear, the air fresh and cool. But the drone of the highway hangs in the air, too, the monotonous, dull sound of trucks, cars, and motorcycles passing through Asheville on I-40, just a few hundred yards to the west of me. Even through a dense forest of mature trees, the drone is continuous and palpable. My neighbor and friend has begun recording birdsong on our campus, and the resulting sonogram reveals that, even at times when we are not quite conscious of the highway sounds, the drone is present, ever titillating our senses at a deep level. And I wonder: What effect has this had on me and my family over the past thirteen years?Environmental health researchers report that tens of millions of Americans suffer adverse effects from noise exposure, including sleep disruption, stress, hypertension, and even cardiovascular disease. Many readers of this magazine are probably especially susceptible to noise exposure, given that we live in the populated eastern United States. Our exposure to noise is unrelenting, stemming from road and rail traffic, air transportation, and industrial and occupational sources. And, of course, there’s always the ubiquitous leaf blower and the yapping dog down the street.Mostly, we are not even aware of some or any of the effects, as we have become desensitized at a conscious level, accepting noise exposure as a tradeoff for the benefits of modernity. The good news is that many people are working at all levels of society to help reduce noise exposure for Americans, too. For example, the technology exists now for quieter leaf blowers, and police and fire sirens are being developed to focus on horizontal sound, so that people in high-rise buildings will not hear them. There are nonprofits dedicated to the cause of reducing noise exposure, such as Noise Free America. Of course, when we all drive electric cars—and some day we will—there will be almost an overnight transformation of the urban soundscape.A recent study published in Science and summarized by the national news outlets, found that almost two-thirds of protected areas in the continental United States suffer from significant human-induced noise pollution. Still, these wilderness areas, national forests, and urban parks may be our only reprieve from the unrelenting noise we hear in our urban/suburban residential and commercial areas in which many of us spend most of our lives.I am fortunate to live less than an hour’s drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Driving to the crowded Clingman’s Dome or Cades Cove areas will not suffice, but obtaining a backcountry permit and spending a couple of nights deeper in the wilderness may. Most of us have access to a quieter area in our region, even if it takes some effort to get there. A few days of hearing cascading brooks and wood thrushes may be just the antidote to modernity all of us need. Go outside and play … and listen.last_img read more

Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 3:00 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link489Shares Gary Neville reveals the brilliant lesson Tony Adams taught him on how to be a captain Members of the England squad on their trip to China (Picture: Getty Images)‘And if you remember the line of ‘collective responsibility’ that came out, that was Tony Adams taking control of a group of people and saying, “We’ll all pay the fine, we’ll all pay for the damage, but we’ll all say that we did it”.‘It gave me the lessons of sticking together, about what you do when someone’s in trouble, and that’s how I’ve always approached it from there on in terms of you never ever stitch your teammates up, you never once throw them overboard.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘I think that’s something that’s really important in terms of shaping you as you get through football in terms of how you look at football players in your dressing room as they make a mistake.’That England side went on to have great success, getting to the semi-finals of the Euros that summer before ultimately losing to Germany on penalties.MORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert PiresMORE: Aaron Wan-Bissaka explains why Marcus Rashford is his ‘toughest opponent’ in Manchester United trainingFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Arsenal defender Adams was captain for both club and country (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United legend Gary Neville has revealed how former England and Arsenal captain Tony Adams taught him a valuable lesson when he ordered the squad to take the blame for Paul Gascoigne wreaking havoc on a plane.Terry Venables’ England side were on the way back from a trip to China and Hong Kong in preparation for hosting Euro 96 when the midfielder responded badly to a slap on the head from Alan Shearer, smashing seats and throwing cushions on a Cathay Pacific flight.An inquest from the FA followed, but instead of giving up the culprit, Arsenal legend Adams decided the team would stand as one and take the blame together.AdvertisementAdvertisementSpeaking to Sky Sports, Neville said: ‘The FA wanted someone out of the squad, they wanted to know who it was, they wanted basically to have a fall guy, a scapegoat.ADVERTISEMENT‘Terry Venables told us this and said, “Go into that room over there”, and we all went in as a group of players to come up with a solution because the FA wanted to know who did it.‘Tony Adams stood up in the room and said, “No-one is a scapegoat in this room, we all go out there and take collective responsibility”.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

Summit takes note of real needs

first_imgAUSTRALIAN transport ministers convened in Melbourne on September 10 for the Australian Transport Council’s Rail Summit. The ostensible reason for the meeting was to discuss which line should be built to Darwin (p697) – expressions of interest for the Alice Springs proposal close on November 30. In practice, thanks to a hard-hitting and intensive lobbying campaign by the Australasian Railway Association (p693), ministers were persuaded to get down to serious discussion about the future of Australia’s existing rail network. The more-than-welcome result was a framework agreement that puts in place several key elements in the jigsaw of interstate rail services.Noting that no party was satisfied with the present messy arrangements governing interstate rail service, ministers acknowledged that regulatory and operational ’breaks of gauge’ needed to be eliminated. To achieve this they agreed a set of principles which will help develop detailed proposals for reform to be considered on November 14. These include:last_img read more