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CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform “We cannot sustain our current personnel cost trajectory,” said Greenert. “We need to address this problem sooner rather than later.”Greenert stated both he and Master Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens heard in their travels around the fleet, a vast majority of Sailors and families believe that their compensation matches well with their civilian counterparts. Since 2001, U.S. Navy manpower has shrunk significantly due to the elimination of 25 ships from the fleet. Meanwhile rising personnel costs have spiked which have been a burden on the Navy’s ability to balance investments, said Greenert. “Our Sailors and families are not enthusiastic about compensation reform,” said Greenert. However, he added, “they were clear that their quality of service – their work environment – needs to improve.”The DOD proposed compensation reforms are estimated to generate a savings to the U.S. Navy of $123 million in fiscal year 2015 and $3.1 billion over the Future Years Defense Plan (FYDP). “I intend to reinvest any and all of these savings into Sailor Quality of Service enhancements,” Greenert said.Greenert said quality of service enhancements resulting from proposed budget savings include: increasing sea pay, critical skills incentive pays; improving and constructing barracks, training buildings, MWR and fitness centers; providing school and trainings; purchasing tactical trainers and simulators; purchasing spare parts, tools and providing more maintenance opportunities. “All of these reinvestments address ‘dissatisfiers’ in our Sailors’ quality of service,” said Greenert. “These enhancements help Sailors get their jobs done effectively and safely, while addressing our critical manning, training and equipping challenges.”If Congress denies authority for the DOD compensation savings proposals, the U.S. Navy would be unable to enact Sailor quality of service improvements.There would also be an additional bill of $4 billion resulting from pay raises. Greenert said that would compel the Navy to reduce readiness, shipbuilding and aircraft procurement even further. “Our Navy would be less ready, less modern and less able to execute the missions outlined in the Defense Strategic Guidance,” said Greenert. During the hearing it was evident these budget decisions are tough but necessary, Greenert explained. Under the current budget these choices are necessary to better balance Sailors’ needs to ensure the Navy remains forward and ready, he said.[mappress]Press Release, May 7, 2014; Image: US Navy The U.S. Chief of Naval Operations testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) encouraging Congress to accept and implement the Department of Defense budget proposal recommendation to slow growth of service members’ pay and compensation. View post tag: Naval View post tag: Explains View post tag: CNO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Compensation CNO Explains U.S. Navy’s Compensation Reform View post tag: Navy Authorities May 7, 2014 View post tag: Reform View post tag: U.S. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Unicel expands cell coverage in southern Vermont

first_imgUNICEL ADDS CELL SITE IN JAMAICA,ENHANCES MAGIC MOUNTAIN AND BROMLEY COVERAGE Latest Technology, Improved Coverage for Area Wireless CustomersColchester, VT – Unicel customers in northern Windham County can now benefit from better coverage and signal strength, a larger calling area, better voice quality and access to high-speed data transfer and other features.Unicel’s latest expansion of its wireless digital network includes a new cell site in Jamaica, housed at the Jamaica Community Church, and a newly enhanced cell site on Magic Mountain as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its network across Vermont. The cell sites offer superior cellular coverage in Jamaica as well as on Route 30 between East Jamaica and Bondville. Coverage also has been improved on Magic Mountain as well as on Route 11 between Peru and Londonderry, plus south on Route 100. Unicel’s network investment also has boosted wireless coverage at Bromley Mountain Ski Area.Unicel, which has been operating in the region since 1990, provides wireless services in primarily rural areas and plans to continue to add new cell sites based on customer needs and geography. The company recently announced five new cell sites in Vermont, including one in Windham County between Vernon and Guilford along Interstate 91.These new developments bring the total number of GSM-capable Unicel cellular sites in Vermont to 128, giving residents, travelers and business people the benefits of an advanced network. GSM technology is recognized as the worldwide standard for wireless communication.”Unicel is committed to making sure its customers experience the best in wireless service,” said Tom McLaughlin, director for Unicel.”Customers in Jamaica, Magic Mountain and the surrounding areas will notice big improvements in the clarity and strength of our signal.”Unicel’s lineup of data-compatible phones – including the Motorola Z6, V8 and the Q (with GPS navigation) – allow customers to enjoy features including high-resolution video capabilities, games and weather radar, advanced features such as Unicel’s Pictures2GoSM picture mail and Mail2GoSM e-mail program as well as additional services. To take advantage of these new features and the improved cellular network, customers need to have data-enabled phones.Unicel operates 12 retail stores in Vermont. Unicel products and services are also available through additional authorized cellular agents. Unicel’s specialized B2B team serves business accounts in the area.# # #last_img read more

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PKS, PAN, Dems oppose prioritizing lawmakers for COVID-19 tests

first_imgThe PKS is the first party to reject the plan since it was announced on Monday by House secretary-general Indra Iskandar. As many as 2,000 people are due to be tested on Thursday or Friday at the House’s housing complexes in Kalibata and Ulujami in Jakarta.The plan has also been widely criticized by the public as there are still many sick people across the country struggling to get tested. Thousands of people have signed online petitions on Change.org, calling for the plan to be canceled.”We recommend the House cancel a rapid test for lawmakers and their families this week. We are against the plan because there are many citizens and medical officials that have a more urgent need to be tested,” PKS spokesperson Pipin Sofian said in a written statement on Monday.Read also: West Java to conduct COVID-19 rapid tests at three soccer stadiums Three parties outside the government coalition, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Democratic Party are opposing the plan for members of the House of Representatives and their families to be prioritized for COVID-19 tests.The three have demanded the House cancel the plan, saying that the free tests that are funded by donations from House leaders and members, should be given to citizens who cannot afford them and medical workers who are working every day in hospitals. “It is better to show our empathy toward them. Give priority to those in need,” Pipin added.Dems faction chairman at the House Edhie “Ibas” Baskoro Yudhoyono said on Tuesday that lawmakers should show empathy and humanity toward people infected with the coronavirus and who were struggling to be tested.”Put people first,” Ibas said in a written statement on Tuesday.PAN lawmaker Zainuddin Maliki voiced the same concern as Ibas, saying that amid this situation, all politicians must be wise in setting priorities, and lawmakers should not put themselves first.”I was surprised to hear of the plan. How come lawmakers and their families come first? When it is clear that many medical workers and people are vulnerable to being infected. They are more important,” Zainuddin said.Read also: With low test rates, COVID-19 spreads in shadowsHe said it would be best for the House to cancel the plan, saying there must be many lawmakers who also disagreed with it.”I’m sure they are feeling bad. This is the House secretariat policy, not ours,” he said, adding that the lawmakers should focus on handling the coronavirus outbreak.”If you want to do a test, please do it individually. Not collectively.”Topics :last_img read more

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Granit Xhaka reveals the reason he’s considering shock Arsenal transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Granit Xhaka is one of Unai Emery’s five Arsenal captains (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka has dropped a transfer bombshell by revealing he is considering a shock move from Arsenal.The 26-year-old has been a divisive figure among the club’s fans ever since his £35million move from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2016.Xhaka is enjoying his most consistent season in an Arsenal shirt under the management of Unai Emery who has entrusted the Switzerland international with the captain’s armband on several occasions this term.Despite thriving at the heart of Arsenal’s midfield, Xhaka claims he remains ambitious and does not necesserily consider the north London club to be the last of his career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 22 Mar 2019 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link83Shares Granit Xhaka scored in the recent 2-0 win over Manchester United (Picture: Getty)‘I’m very ambitious, I want to take the next step, Arsenal does not have to be the last stop,’ he told Tagblatt.Xhaka signed a new long-term contract in the summer and has maintained his place in the side, despite the subsequent arrivals of Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guunedouzi.Arsenal remain in the hunt for Champions League qualification having moved to within a point of third placed Tottenham following their 2-0 win over Manchester United prior to the international break.The Gunners have also reached the last eight of the Europa League where they will meet Napoli after overturning a 3-1 first leg deficit against Rennes.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 Granit Xhaka reveals the reason he’s considering shock Arsenal transfer Advertisementlast_img read more

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Serie A: Juventus star to sit out Udinese clash

first_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A Decade8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Leonardo Bonucci will miss Juve’s game against Udinese later on Thursday night having picked up a one-game suspension for his 10th yellow card this season against Lazio. The defender was booked after giving away a late penalty in the Bianconeri’s victory over Lazio yesterday and the Giudice Sportivo confirmed that he will now face a one game suspension.Advertisement Bonucci could potentially miss out on title celebrations on the pitch, as Juve could be crowned champions for a ninth consecutive time, after Inter failed to beat Fiorentina on Wednesday night. Read Also: NBA pulls out of Xinjiang projectWith Giorgio Chiellini still injured, Danielle Rugani is the favourite to partner Matthijs De Ligt at the back although Merih Demiral may feature.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Semenya decision to be announced by CAS tomorrow

first_imgBy Mark GleesonCAPE TOWN (Reuters) – The decision on Caster Semenya’s challenge to continue competing without any restrictions will be announced by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) at 1000 GMT tomorrow.The double Olympic 800m champion is challenging the sport’s governing body, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), over its decision to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.The IAAF wants the South African and other female athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) to take testosterone blockers.Under the new rules, which will apply to women events between 400 metres to the mile, athletes classed as having DSDs must reduce their blood testosterone level to below five (5) nmol/L for a period of six months before they can compete. They must then maintain it below that level continuously. Semenya, 28, has been waiting since February following her appeal against an IAAF regulation, which said female athletes classed as having DSDs gain an unfair advantage due to their higher testosterone levels.Testosterone is a hormone that increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin – which affects endurance. CAS had been due to announce its decision in March but postponed it several times. Semenya’s dominance of the middle distances has been labelled unfair by many of her competitors but the proposed restrictions have also been branded as discriminatory.Several expert witness were called by both sides during a five-day hearing presided by three judges at CAS’s headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland in February. Semenya won 1,500m and 5,000m golds at the South African Athletics Championships over the past few days. Should her appeal be unsuccessful, Semenya would have to meet the IAAF requirements to keep running in the 800 and 1500 metres, but they would not apply were she to step up to 5,000.Last month, Semenya said in a statement released through her lawyers that she wanted to differentiate her case from those of transgender athletes who were born male. “Ms Semenya is a woman. There is no debate or question about this and the IAAF does not dispute this,” the statement said.“She was born a woman, raised a woman, socialised as a woman and has competed as a woman her entire life. “Ms Semenya does not wish to undergo medical intervention to change who she is and how she was born. She wants to compete naturally.”The IAAF has previously said it is confident of the legal, scientific and ethical basis for the regulations and expects CAS to reject Semenya’s appeal.last_img read more

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