first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Senate Armed Services Committee included language in its annual policy bill that would establish a DOD program to provide funding to state and local governments for off-base infrastructure projects, matching similar language in the House version of the fiscal 2019 defense authorization bill. Both versions would authorize a program for the department to award grants to address deficiencies in community infrastructure if the assistance will enhance the military value, resilience or military family quality of life at an installation.There are several differences between the two versions, though. The Senate provision, section 2834, would create a pilot program that runs out Sept. 30, 2023; the House’s Defense Community Infrastructure Program would be permanent. And while the House version would require participants to contribute at least 20 percent of the total project cost, the Senate language calls for a state or local government to contribute at least 30 percent. Both versions would allow DOD to waive the cost-share requirement for rural communities, with the Senate provision also allowing the requirement to be waived “for reasons related to national security.”The Senate Armed Services Committee approved S. 2987 on May 23, but the bill text was not released until Wednesday. The House passed its version of the authorization bill on May 24. The Senate began debating S. 2987 on Wednesday. Once the chamber approves the measure, a conference committee would reconcile differences between the two bills, including the competing provisions establishing a defense community infrastructure program.last_img

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first_imgThe Brazilian side Filipe Luis, what He was an Atlético de Madrid footballer for eight seasons in two stages between 2010 and 2019, and won seven rojiblanco titles, he received this Saturday the tribute of the fans of the Wanda Metropolitano stadium before the match between the Madrid team and Levante. The Brazilian defender, currently a Flamengo player in which he stood five months ago and with which he was proclaimed champion of the Copa Libertadores in November, played 333 rojiblanco official matches, divided into two stages (2010-14 and 2015-2019) in which he was always the undisputed left-hander for the rojiblanco coach, the Argentine Diego Pablo Simeone.In the list of Filipe as rojiblanco, club that arrived in 2010 from Deportivo de La Coruña are listed a League, a Copa del Rey, two European Leagues and three European Super Cups. Just before the initial kick-off of the match corresponding to the nineteenth day of LaLiga Santander, Filipe Luis was received on the lawn by a corridor formed by his former teammates, and the captain Koke Resurrrección handed him a shield of the rojiblanca entity. Later the Brazilian side made the honor roll amid the applause of the Metropolitan tier.last_img

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The Hart District has cut its construction budget deficit by more than half – down to about $50 million – by scaling back projects and tapping funding options, but officials say there is still more work to be done. A report released Wednesday night by the Dolinka Group consultants says the Hart Union High School District’s cash shortfall, originally thought to top $115 million, has been reduced to $53 million. The district scrapped a plan for an alternative high school on the Synergy Keystone development in Canyon Country, sparing about $60 million. It also reduced the cost of the impending Castaic High School by $27 million and identified an additional $30 million in extra funding. But Rob Gapper, Hart’s chief operations officer, said funding was increased for modernizing Hart High School and Placerita Canyon and Sierra Vista junior highs, as well as for planned performing arts centers at Saugus and Canyon high schools – projects the community has pressured the district to complete. The district’s long-term capital budget is for construction, reconstruction and land purchases to serve the growing district. It is separate from the yearly operating budget. “It is great that our shortfall has been cut almost in half,” said Sue Guthrie, Hart’s chief financial officer. “But we are still working towards balancing our revenue and expenditures.” Guthrie said the district’s accounting department will be assessing the value of district-owned properties, such as the former district offices and the old Bowman High School site – the first step toward selling off those assets. The report also suggests the district look to the Santa Clarita Valley Facilities Foundation – a nonprofit organization set up to purchase land for the Hart district – for more donations. Since the foundation’s inception in 1998, it has purchased several parcels including the land for Golden Valley High School; a 70-acre site at Hasley and Sloan canyon roads in Castaic, which was intended for Castaic High School; and two sites in Canyon Country for a junior high and high school. Rick Patterson, founder and member of the foundation board, said its mission is to buy land for schools, not to fund district projects. “Like good farmers we’ve planted our seeds, planning for the district’s future need for sites,” Patterson said. “But we’re flexible.” District officials are looking to every avenue for the $50 million to finance their list of projects, including the possibility of a bond measure on an upcoming ballot, Gapper said. (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_imgConvoy based Natural Dairies dairy technologists have responded to the challenge to develop a refreshing dairy based drink to celebrate Donegal’s participation in the All Ireland Final on Sunday.Garvan Gallagher the owner of Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny set the challenge for John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies to come up with a way to use its Cool Milk products to make a Cool refreshing drink for children.The pair decided to combine both their culinary and dairy skills and to name the new drink “Cool” Mc Guinness. The new drink is served in a specially designed “Cool” Mc Guinness glass showing the Donegal trainer Jim Mc Guinness and the tag line “Believe”.Welcoming the assistance given by Natural Dairies, Garvan told Donegal Daily, “I told Michael Murphy if he got to the All Ireland I would create a recipe, name it after Jim and add it to the restaurant menu.“I spoke to John Molloy, the owner of local dairy company Natural Dairies about recipe ideas, and he suggested the dairy technologists in the Convoy plant would assist.“Given the importance of dairy farming within the county we felt it appropriate to make a special one off dairy based drink to celebrate the achievement of the team. Garvan’s head chef at Restaurant Sage is a Mexican, Martin Hernandez and John’s head dairy technologist is an Indian Shiva Prakash, so you can say that the final taste experience is truly international.Garvan also revealed that an adult alcohol based version has now been added to his menu.Commenting on the development John Molloy owner of Natural Dairies told Donegal Daily, “Donegal is at fever pitch coming up to the match, every village and town is a sea of the counties colours, be it by way of bunting, flags and all other kinds of novel ideas in support of the team.“The staff here designed the “Stay Cool, Never Give Up” banner that covers some twenty metres on the front of the factory and so when Garvan asked could we help we were delighted to do so.“The “Cool” Mc Guinness glasses we have designed are we are told a bit of a collector’s item and if there is a demand we will certainly look at producing more and contributing any proceeds to a Brain Injury based charity. DONEGAL NATURAL DAIRIES BUSINESS CREATES ‘COOL MCGUINNESS MILKSHAKE’ was last modified: September 18th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessCool McGuinnessFeaturesMilkshakenewslast_img

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