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Nepalese cricket is getting better and better. You can see the performances in last two years of the Nepalese cricket team.
Despite of love and attraction on Nepalese cricket by millions of cricket fans, government of Nepal hasn't develop a proper plan to improve the player's personal and professional life.
This is a petition to the government of Nepal for building a proper cricket stadium at Mulpani.
The mayor's proposed budget would include $700,000 in one-time "bridge funding" to allow for the bureau to reduce its strength through attrition, and not by laying off the bureau's most recent, more diverse hires.
The mounted patrol unit now consists of six full-time officers, one sergeant, two stable attendants and one horse trainer and costs about $1.2 million. The city budget office recommended it be eliminated "in light of current fiscal constraints,'' the office analysis said.
It is written in the US Constitution that Congress must pass a budget. No budget has been passed in over 4 years.
The National Debt is well over 16 trillion dollars and climbing faster than it ever has. Currently every citizen owes $52,164. Every taxpayer currently owes $145.667. In April of 2011, Rep. Tom Reed (R-N.Y.) introduced a resolution that would place a clock measuring the U.S. debt in the House chamber as a "visual gesture" that reminds members of the need to reduce spending.
"We are currently borrowing $58,000 per second," Reed said last week. "We borrow at least forty cents of each dollar we spend. That is unsustainable. The debt clock will be a distinct reminder that our national debt must always be our first consideration as we continue to spend money that we do not have."
It’s obvious that the resolution went nowhere. Members of congress (not all) feel that a clock would do no more than display to the country that they are patriotic. I strongly disagree and I feel this would be a conscious reminder of duty to the people of this great country.
There is a stirring wind of rebellion starting that all members of congress should be very fearful of.
Within the next month the Titusville City Council is going to cut 14 police officers from the department. They are also going to put the remaining officers on a 1 or 2 day per week furlough. Not only do the citizens need the officers, the officers need their pay.
Florida Today article:
TITUSVILLE — Police chief Tony Bollinger will leave the department he has lead for the past 12 years on Friday.
Bollinger, who is in the Deferred Retirement Option Program, informed City Manager Mark Ryan of his plans to resign and start his retirement.
The police chief cited difficulties "double-dipping" while the department was facing furloughs and pay cuts, according to an e-mail Bollinger sent to police personnel and city council members.
"I found it increasingly more difficult to look at each of you knowing your struggles and also knowing that my departure could save money that could be redirected to help offset and alleviate some of your financial troubles," Bollinger stated in the e-mail.
Florida today article
Mayor: Pensions might bankrupt titusville
TITUSVILLE — Negotiations between Titusville and unions representing its police officers, firefighters and other employees have broken down, with the mayor warning residents the city could go bankrupt without reform of its pension program and other retirement benefits.
“We have an unfunded liability in our pension program of approximately $46 million,” Mayor Jim Tulley said. “We don’t know how big the risk is. We know there are cities, particularly in California, that have gone bankrupt.”
But police and firefighters fear that the solution the city seeks will be a reduction in pension benefits for workers, who accepted lower pay now on the promise of a better pension when they retire.
“When we were hired, the city told us we won’t make a lot of money on the front side, but we are going to get a decent pension when we retire, they will take care of us then,” said Scott Andrews, president of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 170 in Titusville.
According to the city’s latest comprehensive annual financial report, the unfunded liability in the Police Officers and Firefighters Retirement Trust had reached almost $25 million as of October 2010; the unfunded liability in the General Employee’s Retirement Trust was about $19 million.
Beyond the pensions, the annual report shows another substantial unfunded liability — another $44 million — to cover other post-retirement benefits, such as retirees’ health insurance.
While there was $72.5 million in assets in the two pension trusts as of October 2010, there was just $725,752 in assets assigned to cover those other post-employment benefits for all city employees.
“The fact that there are some actuarial assets at all is a positive sign,” said David Matkin, an assistant professor of public budgeting and financial management at Florida State University and pension researcher for the LeRoy Collins Institute.
Titusville does not face an immediate risk of default, but the city must stop the growing pension liability, Titusville finance director Bridgette Clements said.
The Congress of America has and is failing to legislate effectively due to partisan politics, back door deals, corruption, and the entrenchment of incumbent representatives who are aided by unlimited money donations from special interest groups and Big Business. We have a government that is of the people, but no longer is it for the people.
The book: Throw Them All Out; by Peter Schweizer, published in 2011, clearly documents the corruption in the Congressional Ethics Committee.
The massive government deficit is in danger of destabilizing the entire global economy and for four years our representatives have done nothing.
Now is the time for PTSA Advocacy to ensure that the DeKalb County School Board does not cut transporation services to Arabia Mountain High School!
AMHS offers successful programs in Career Pathways, Environmental Science and Engineering and was recognized this week as a "Green-Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.
The academic dreams and hard work of 891 Arabia Mountain High School students, over 1/2 of our entire student enrollment, are at risk.
These students depend on county bus transportation from the Satellite locations to pursue their academic goals. The elected members of the DeKalb County School Board have decided to eliminate the transportation lifeline for some of the best and brightest students in the DeKalb County School System.
Here are the facts:
AMHS is not accessible by public transportation services like the other high schools on the transportation elimination list.
There are no continuous sidewalks on Browns Mill Road for our students to walk to school, which may put an increased number students at risk along the 45 MPH speed limit state road.
Adding over 800 additional cars to the Browns Mill Road area will create unbelievable gridlock and chaos in an already congested area. Recall the congestion "road rage" incident that occurred last year at the school that resulted in a parent brandishing a weapon on school property.
|From AMHS Traffic - Summary|
Consider the safety of the students. With the elimination of transportation options, new and inexperienced 16,17 & 18 years olds will be driving to AMHS in an already traffic intense and congested area.
An increased number of students may remain on campus, unsupervised, at the end of the school day as they wait for parents to arrive after working hours.
Eliminating transportation to AMHS would effectively close our high school, or turn it into a neighborhood school.
The next opportunity for public input on the board plan is Monday, July 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm. Please sign the petition to show your support.
The Sweetwater Union High School District has approved for cuts operating budget to cope with the state’s relentless fiscal crisis, and will be laying off bus drivers.
San Ysidro High school currently uses the most buses in the district because of its location and the fact that no sidewalks are provided.
San Ysidro High school currently operates a block schedule Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. depending on the student's and teacher's class schedule.
By implementing a later time frame than the 2011 - 2012 schedule, it will negatively affect San Ysidro High School.
It will negatively affect the people of San Ysidro High School.
It negatively affect those associated to San Ysidro High School.
There will be no After school Programs due to the late end times.
Athletes and those whom are associated in competitive teams and/or clubs will miss more class time, and will result in lower test scores, a lower GPA, and will affect the chances of a student from graduating and entering a College or University of their dreams.
It is immoral how San Ysidro High School the only school in the district to have a starting time from ( 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m ), and promptly have to start even later time with an all class schedule.
Bill C-38, while allegedly a "budget" bill, is in fact an omnibus bill that includes a significant number of other, non-monetary, legislative reforms. These reforms deserve to be analyzed and voted on individually, rather than collected into a single bill which will be accepted or rejected in its totality.
The proposed reforms in this 425-page bill include:
* dismantling the Environmental Assessment Act;
* eliminating habitat protection from the Fisheries Act;
* weakening Food and Drug regulations;
* repealing the Fair Wages and Hours of Labor Act;
* raising Old Age Security qualification from age 65 to age 67;
* reducing health care transfers to the provinces;
* repealing the Kyoto Implementation Act;
* eliminating independent oversight from 12 key government agencies (including, for example, for the Food Inspection Agency and for Revenue Canada);
* eliminating organizations who provide independent public policy research;
* dissolving the Public Appointments Commission (which ensures that key public service positions are assigned by merit alone); and
* curtailing the Auditor General's ability to hold the Government accountable to the Canadian public.
Please check the associated website for more details on this bill.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has proposed closing 50% of after school programs in New York City, one of which is HeartShare's P.S. 102 One World After School Program.
HeartShare's program provides more than 250 children ages 7 to 13 with a safe place to go after school where they complete their homework before participating in recreational and social activities.
Closing this program would be devastating to the children and their parents who are not able to afford private programs.
11. Save our Super
The Government is looking to reduce the current tax concessions for superannuation. This is despite all of the Government's enquiries, reports and committees plus associations such as ASFA, AIST, FPA and ASMA agreeing that superannuation is the key to a successful, worry free retirement.
Any change by the Government to superannuation tax concessions now will undermine the Australian people's confidence in superannuation. And it may be the thin edge of the wedge - a small haircut now and maybe a bigger one later?
Self reliance or social security in retirement? Which do you choose?
Save our Super now - tell the government that they must act on their word not to touch superannuation. Don't mess with our super - ever!
12. Do your Job Act
As citizens of the USA we need to hold our representatives accountable. By law Congress needs to have a budget in place by May 15th.
For the past 2 years our representatives have ignored this law.
If the congress does not enact a budget by May 15th, the act would bar disbursal of payments for:
-Personal Congressional Office
-Congressional Leadership Office
-Congressional Committee Office.
- There is an employment crisis because of a lack of decent stable jobs.
- There is a moral crisis because the rich and well connected want the rest of us to pay for their irresponsible speculation, fraud and greed.
- There is a crisis of democracybecause our political system is dominated by people with money rather than people with good ideas.
- We've made our sacrifices. . . . We sacrificed our jobs, standard of living, health care, children's education, retirement security, the environment and the precious lives of our loved ones in wars.
Let those who caused the crisis now make their sacrifices!
The PUT FOOD IN THE BUDGET CAMPAIGN represents 30 communities across Ontario that promote the implementation of a $100 Healthy Food Supplement for all adults on social assistance in Ontario. The Supplement will serve as a down payment in closing the monthly income gap.
10, 000 + Ontarians and 50 MPPs of all political parties have completed the 'Do the Math' Budget Survey which calculates the monthly living costs for a single individual. The average monthly cost arrived at was $1,350. The current poverty line for a single individual is approximately $1,600/month. An individual on social assistance receives $592 per month. Once rent is paid, there is little if anything left, forcing thousands of Ontarians to rely on already over burdened food banks.
The basic needs allowance is set far below actual market costs. This negligence has created a widespread food insecurity crisis and increase in chronic illness related to poor nutrition. These issues are a cost to society, where as putting money in the hands of low-income individuals will immediately benefit our communities ("How paying people’s way out of poverty can help us all" Globe & Mail)
The government has created its Social Assistance Review to evaluate the true cost of living in communities across Ontario and we are asking them to establish a new benchmark for income adequacy in setting benefit rates. In the meantime, individuals living in deep poverty cannot afford to wait any longer to have a place to live and enough money to purchase healthy food.
The PUT FOOD IN THE BUDGET CAMPAIGN is in partnership with Association of Local Public Health Agencies, Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC), and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.
The Tasmanian Government announced in the 2011 - 2012 State budget that it intends to directly cut funding to Tasmanian Catholic schools by 5%.
Further to this, because the Tasmanian Department of Education is facing significant budget cuts as a whole, the flow on effect to Tasmanian Catholic schools will potentially be ANOTHER 5%.
This means parents, grandparents and carers may face significant school fee increases.
This could amount to 10 - 14% school fee INCREASES in real terms.
Please support the Tasmanian Catholic Parents and Friends Federation by sending a clear message to the Tasmanian Minister for Education and Skills, Hon. Nick McKim that breaking the funding agreement (1998) on state support to the Tasmanian Catholic education sector is not only UNFAIR it will be political suicide for both Labor and the Greens.
Parents that send their children to a Catholic school actually save the Tasmanian government $5512 based on recurrent expenditure per student (Report on Government Services 2007 - 08).
Fee increases this significant could result in potentially Catholic school families moving their children to the State school system, creating even great financial strain on the Department of Education.
Damian von Samorzewski
Tasmanian Catholic School Parents & Friends Federation
I do not agree the budget cut on public schools and other programs. I think this is denying our children their right to achieve a good education.
I believe the government can find other programs to make changes to their budget rather than our children education. More at four programs are their to help our children learn the basic skills to help them succeed in kindergarten.
It is essential that we do not allow the government to discontinue or cut the budget for these programs.
Governor Patrick and the Massachusetts Legislature are advancing a budget plan that will cause deep and permanent injury to people and the environment. Their excuse is that there is simply not enough money. But the cause of the budget shortfall is their insistence on preserving waste and unjustified tax giveaways that they have awarded to well-connected interests over the years.
Among the urgently needed measures that they refuse to consider are:
• ending $1.0 billion in ineffective tax giveaways to corporations
• adding $1.2 billion in revenues by making the wealthy pay their fair share
• achieving $1.5 billion in savings through single payer health care
This totals $3.7 billion in savings - more than enough to close the entire $1.9b budget gap!
The Democratic Party holds the governor's office and over 80% of the seats in the Massachusetts Legislature so its vital to let the Democratic leadership know that they will be held accountable for the warped priorities in the current budget.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY STOOD UP
TO CALL FOR A FAIR, COMPASSIONATE BUDGET
Please add your voice by signing the Better Budget petition.
Funding for public and higher education was allotted the most money for the 2010-2011 budget, suggesting its importance. So why cut the funding? By significantly reducing funding for education, you will be putting thousands of teachers and faculty (including janitors and bus drivers) out of work.
By decreasing funding, you will be decreasing the amount of educational programs students in both public and higher education receive. More notably, as minority students have continuously been adversely affected by a lack of funding in education (including overpopulated classrooms, a scarcity of decent technology, facilities, after-school programs, and scholarships), decreasing the already insufficient amount will only increase the inadequacies for us.
As a minority college student, I am relying on financial aid to complete my higher learning. Cutting into these funds will not only raise tuition and reduce student services, but it will prevent me from completing my last year of college.
Education is the most important thing you can offer the students of Texas, the future of this great state. Being that all of you needed education to get to where you are today, I am sure you understand how critical it is to our society. Without it, there would be no government officials like you. Your current budget (allotting $75.4 billion, the largest amount, to education) proves that you realize this, but your current actions represent the contrary. Did education all of a sudden lose its value? We all realize economic times are currently very difficult, but should our current economy be the determinant of a successful future?
I see a future of educated Texans with technological, political, artistic, scientific, and business success, increasingly boosting the economy of Texas. But this bright future can only be realized if you, the people we trust, the people we elected, do not turn your backs on us. If you do, you will be essentially hindering the economy of the future. If you do, you will be preventing future lawyers and doctors from graduating, the next government officials from running this state.
We challenge you to instead:
o Balance the $3.2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund with other alternatives to avoid making large cuts in the education budget that will prevent new recipients of Texas Grants (which largely fund the college education of minority students)
o Spend less on underused areas of the budget
o Generate revenue to offset costs
o Instead of allowing public schools to take up electricity during the summer and other holidays, use the buildings for activities and events to generate revenue when school is not in session.
o Increase taxes on alcohol, cigarettes and other non-necessities.
Classroom Assistants and Clerical Staff were called to a meeting today with their Head teachers today (9th February 2011) and we were advised that we should be aware of the next set of job cuts to come from Fife Council. We were told to expect cuts in our hours, and a possibility of redundancies.
So once again education is being hit hard. First the playground supervisors, now lollipop men/women, classroom assistants and clerical staff but, who is it that is going to suffer? Not the powers that be at Fife Council who are making all these decisions but the children. Do the people who make these decisions have any idea how a school is run and just how much support staff are required to run the school effectively? Have they come in and shadowed a classroom assistant to see what their role entails?
Gone are the days of cleaning out paint pots. I personally feel we make a huge difference in schools. Why not ask the Head teachers and the teachers to see how they would feel if they lost the support of their classroom assistant. I also urge parents to question this decision because it's their children who will not be getting the extra support that some of them may require to keep them on task. We don't want to go back years ago when children just slipped through the net because there was not enough staff to support the needs of the school.
We work with children of all abilities including the same children that a Pupil Support 2 works with (who are on a higher grade) but I do it because that is what the needs of my school are and at the end of the day we are there to support the teacher and the pupils.
Bromley Council has unveiled it's first wave of 41 million pound cuts. Amongst the cuts including, closing park toliets, stopping clothing/uniform grants for poor families and charging for parking at countryside sites they have decided to AXE ALL SCHOOL CROSSING PATROLS.
These patrols ensure safety for our children on a daily basis.
ADVA - Against Domestic Violence and Abuse – was set up in November 2002 to bring together the statutory and voluntary agencies within the county to tackle the problem of domestic violence. They help thousands of women and children every year escape violent and life-threatening situations.
Devon County Council proposes to cut ADVA’s budget by 100% as of April 2011.
If these cuts are endorsed, emerging victims may go unidentified and recovering victims may be left without support.
1 in 4 women will be a victim of Domestic Violence in their lifetime – many of these on a number of occasions. One incident of Domestic Violence is reported to the police every minute. (Women's Aid)
This cut will continue to make Domestic Violence a hidden crime.
We, the Irish Citizens have voices, and it's high time we used them. We are calling for the Government to take considerable pay-cuts.
The Taoiseach and all other members should earn no more than 140,000 euro per year, and an expense account disallowed.
These are not outrageous demands. Other country leaders, such as the Prime Minister in the UK, and even the President of France earn a much smaller sum, per annum.
We have until February 2011 to save Somerset Arts Funding.
Somerset Country Council have made the decision to cut 100% of next year’s £159,000 arts development budget. If you value the arts in Somerset then have your say...
If the cut goes ahead it will mean:
Arts organisations in Somerset will not be able to continue the same levels of arts activities within communities;
Children and young people will have fewer opportunities to access arts and education;
Vulnerable people, including isolated, older and disabled people, will have limited chances to benefit from social and health related arts projects;
Somerset’s arts organisations need to produce a petition signed by at least 5,000 Somerset residents in order to generate a new debate at a full County Council meeting on February 2011. Everyone in the family can have their say by signing a form or joining the online petition by the 16 December.
AS LONG AS YOU LIVE, STUDY OR ARE EMPLOYED IN SOMERSET YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO SIGN.
Under 18s need permission from a parent or guardian. Members of a household can sign using the same email address.
As Parents and community members we firmly believe financial literacy is a critical skill that should be taught in our schools.
A person who purposefully signs a name other than his/her own to this petition or who signs more than once for the same issue at one election or signs when not a legally registered Montana voter is subject to a $500.00 fine, 6 months in jail or both.
(Go to http://www.gopetition.us/online/37326.html if you believe that the sexual content in the Human Sexuality Component is improper.)
Well another £50million on the trams! I am sure I am not the only person getting incredibly annoyed with the joke that is the tram.
I want rid of it, especially with the rising costs that is starting to tear our once great city to bits.
Join me in my bid to get rid of the tram and sign my petition.
On May 6th Mayor Bloomberg released the Fiscal Year 2011 Executive Budget. Despite the ardent testimony provided by park supporters at the City Council Parks and Recreation Committee’s Preliminary Budget hearings on March 23rd, additional cuts have been made to the Department of Parks and Recreation.
City funds appropriated to the Department have been further reduced from $258 million last year to $230 million -- almost $30 million cut. Unfortunately, the funding loss will heavily impact jobs and thus park maintenance. The reduction is a result of full-time staff loss through attrition and reductions in funding for seasonal positions.
In addition to the 377 full-time jobs cut from the Department, the budget proposes an additional 16.5% cut to the seasonal staffing budget, which represents a loss of 113 full-time equivalent (FTE) positions within the Department’s seasonal workforce. Considering that they are the main workforce during the peak spring and summer months, this will undoubtedly impact park maintenance, security, and special programs offered in parks.
The City Council works closely with the Mayor each year to develop and approve the city’s annual budget. A final budget for the next year will be adopted prior to the start of the Fiscal Year on July 1st. We urge you to sign this petition and write to your Council Members and Mayor Bloomberg in support of these essential restorations.
The Illinois pension system is in jeopardy. If we continue to provide lavish, outdated pensions to newly-hired government employees, our state and local governments could be bankrupt in just a few years.
Give local government in Illinois an option that stops the flow of NEW EMPLOYEES into the current, broken pension system.
Allow Illinois municipalities to choose the retirement benefit they offer to new employees. They may provide new employees with the current pension system, or they may provide them with a 401(k)-style retirement plan.
In 2009, the NYS Legislature enacted a budget that included a hastily planned Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Mobility Tax aimed at curing the Authority's deficit. The MTA tax imposes a 0.34 percent payroll tax on businesses within the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) and does not distinguish between not-for-profits, many of which are funded primarily with public funds, and for-profit businesses. Now the Legislature is considering increasing the tax for New York City businesses to .54 percent, as proposed in the Governor’s Executive Budget. The consequences of this tax will be a reduction in the amount of funding the human services sector will have to deliver essential services to the public.
The MTA tax has had a drastic impact on nonprofits. Unlike for-profit businesses, they do not have profit margins to pay for this additional cost. And now the Governor has proposed increasing that tax, at a time when nonprofits can least afford yet another burden on their already overstretched budgets. The consequences of this tax will be a reduction in the amount of funding the nonprofit sector will have to deliver essential services to the public.
The Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCC) urges the NYS Legislature to exempt nonprofits from the MTA mobility payroll tax.
In the past Barnum High School has employed a State Licensed Guidance Counselor. During the past two years Barnum High School has used a Dean of Students (who is a certified teacher/not educated or licensed as a Guidance Counselor) to fulfill the duties of a Guidance Counselor. The Barnum High School Students deserve a Licensed Guidance Counselor.
The hiring of a Guidance Counsellor is already in the Operating Budget of the school. This change will not eliminate any jobs as the teacher acting as a "Dean of Students" is tenured and will revert back to her teaching duties (without loss of pay or grade). Barnum High School Staff and Students deserve the immediate hiring of a Licensed Guidance Counselor.
The Philadelphia Student Newspaper, The Text, was cut from the University's budget for the 2009-2010 school year. This absence has left the University and it's students without an outlet to communicate and discuss campus and world issues.
A student newspaper is an integral part of any campus or city - it unifies students and serves as a voice, culture, and source of communication. This petition is to show that students and faculty of Philadelphia University want and need a student newspaper.