June 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local Bees Pound Express FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT) — Kaleb Cowart drove in four runs as the Bees pounded the Express 9-7 at Smith’s Ballpark.Cowart notched a pair of two-run base hits to key the offense for Salt Lake. Jose Rojas doubled and tripled for the Bees and Patrick Sandoval came away with the win.The Bees are off tonight before visiting Memphis on Wednesday. Tags: PCL/Salt Lake Bees Robert Lovell Written by
The Department of Neurology, at the University of Florida invitesoutstanding applicants for consideration for multiple full-time,open rank, tenure or non-tenure track faculty positions, in theNeuromuscular Neurology Division. The successful candidates willperform inpatient attending and outpatient clinical duties,including consultations, teaching, supervising medical students andresidents, with a vested interest in research.Opportunities for clinical and research collaborations areabundant. Resources include the McKnight Brain Institute, Instituteon Aging, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center forTranslational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Center forMovement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Center for Neurogenetics,Wilder Center for Epilepsy Research, Center for NeuropsychologicalStudies, Malcom Randall VAMC, including the Brain Research andRehabilitation Center and Epilepsy Center of Excellence, and ShandsHealthCare.Applicants must be board certified Neurologists or board eligibleNeurologists less than 5 years out of training.Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, andthree references with best contact information for letters ofrecommendations.Review of applications will begin immediately and will continueuntil a sufficient applicant pool has been established.This requisition will be used to fill multiple positions.The final candidate will be required to provide official transcriptto the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not beconsidered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” isvisible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside ofthe United States are required to be evaluated by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by National Association ofCredential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.
This will result in a The 2016 Budget Adoption Meeting is Moved Back To Oct. 26 at 5:10PM – Because the budget was not approved by the Finance Committee, the Finance Chair continued the 2016 budget hearing until the next City Council meeting on October 26. The 2016 budget adoption has to be advertised to the public via the Indiana State GATEWAY system and public notices 48 hours prior to the meeting. A new Form 4 Ordinance for Appropriations and Tax Rates with the new date will be prepared.The2016BudgetOrdinanceDidNotPassOutoftheFinanceCommittee.– The 2016 budget remains with the City Council Finance Committee for approval but procedurally its status is unclear. In an abundance of caution, a new ordinance number for the 2016 budget has been assigned and properly advertised. The 2016 budget ordinance will be considered on October 26. For all three readings of the ordinance to be considerd at the meeting unanimous approval is needed by City Council, otherwise a special meeting will be necessary. A new Form 4 for the the same 2016 budget adoption will be presented to City Council.If the 2016 Budget is Not Approved Debt Payments Not Budgeted by the City Can be Petitioned to the DLGF for Payment – The DLGF takes care to process debt payments so if debt payments are not budgeted they can still be paid. A petition can be submitted to the DLGF requesting the transfer of other operating funds.To summarize, Indiana law allows for the unusual circumstance where the fiscal body does not approve a budget for the ensuing year. Basically, the law states that the prior year budget will be used. One serious problem with this situation is that any growth in property taxes for the unit cannot be captured as the tax levy is “frozen” at the prior year level and those funds cannot be recaptured at a later date and will be lost forever. The difficulty of operating on prior year expenditures can be somewhat mitigated by appropriation transfers, but the total budget cannot exceed the prior year levels. ATTACHED below is an e-mail sent to the elite mainstream media and City Council members concerning the alleged Ramifications of Passing 2016 City of Evansville Salary Ordinance Without Passing a 2016 Budget to Fund Next Year Appropriations. For the last 3 years the Mayors Minister of Propaganda stopped sending the City County Observer news releases or e-mail because we question the contents of articles we felt that the information was mis-leading. We relay on our strong net worth of individuals who believe that our elected officials should practice ‘Good Public Policy”.MEMORANDUMTo: Mayor Lloyd WinneckeFrom: Russell Lloyd Jr. CPA, Controller Marco DeLucio, Assistant City AttorneyNick Cirignano, Assistant City Attorney Date: October 14, 2015Subject: Ramifications of Passing 2016 City of Evansville Salary Ordinance Without Passing a 2016 Budget to Fund Next Year AppropriationsDear Mayor:We have spoken with, and gathered information from, Dan Jones CPA, Assistant Budget Director, IN Dept. Local Government Finance (DLGF) and Susan Gordon CPA, Assistant Director Cities Towns and Libraries, IN State Board of Accounts (SBOA). We also reviewed and internally discussed Indiana statutes relating to the budget process.The key points to consider if the 2016 budget is not passed by the City Council by Nov. 2 include:The City Property Tax Levy Will Be Frozen at the 2015 Level – The state allowed growth quotient for 2016 is 2.60%. If City Council does not pass the budget, the City tax levy will be frozen at the 2015 level.(General Fund cost is $1.5 mil., Parks Fund cost is $221k). Note: This money would be gone forever, it can never be “caught up.”The City of Evansville 2016 Salary Ordinance is a Ceiling That Won’t Be Funded – The 1% pay raises have been approved by City Council; however, if a budget is not passed which includes the 1% pay raise, there will be no appropriation for the 1% pay increase since the 2015 budget will remain in place pursuant to Indiana law (the 2015 budget does not include a 1% increase for 2016). As such, unless a budget is passed by City Council which includes a 1% pay increase, there will be no increase for any City employees in 2016 (including EPD and Fire Department personnel). MAYOR reduction of approximately $1.7 Million in property tax revenue for 2016 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
By TIM KELLYBeautiful weather and the healthful reputation of the Jersey Shore brought an influx of visitors and seasonal residents on Sunday as the region and nation coped with the worldwide coronavirus crisis.Supermarkets were crowded, although some essential products were in scarce supply or totally unavailable, and in some cases people had higher-than-normal levels of anxiety as they dealt with their individual circumstances.Large crowds flocked to the beach and Boardwalks and downtown shopping areas. “It wasn’t the Fourth of July,” one observer noted, “but it was definitely a bigger turnout than normal for this time of year.”While some opted for sun and sand, others flocked to area stores to stock up on needed items in case a quarantine happened.“I think what’s driving sales right now is some uncertainty and ambiguity as to what people will be needing to purchase moving forward,” said Shivam Parikh, pharmacist at the CVS at 16th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City. “People are looking for answers that nobody has the ability to say with any degree of certainty.”“For instance, people who anticipate if they might be having symptoms of a cold or flu in the future and that the basic things like Tylenol and Mucinex will be available,” Parikh continued. “That is making some people a bit anxious and driving sales right now. They might not need these things now, but they are concerned about future shortages if they need them in the weeks ahead.”Acme is limiting the sale of paper products amid binge buying that has depleted supplies.Casel’s Marketplace at 8008 Ventnor Ave. in Margate was in a better position than many other local supermarkets around the region, according to the store manager, Jack Ewell.“We are hanging in and using additional suppliers to keep the shelves stocked,” he said.Meats, which were very limited in availability at other stores, were mostly available at Casel’s, Ewell noted.The exception was paper products, “but paper is a problem for everyone. Paper products and water are the problem items. Everything else is pretty well stocked,” Ewell said Sunday afternoon.Suzanne Neill, of Haddon Heights, whose parents reside in Ocean City, said she was at the Somers Point Acme market 15 minutes after its 7 a.m. opening, and there were three cash registers open and 17 people in front of her in the check-out line.“I expected that paper products would be difficult to find, as were a lot of the cleaning supplies such as bleach and hand sanitizer. That was to be expected and that was the case,” Neill said. “But when I went to the dairy aisle to find cheese, everything was gone. Thing like cheese and butter were completely wiped out. That really surprised me.”Manco & Manco, the iconic Ocean City Boardwalk pizzeria, enjoys brisk business.The Acme market locations at Eighth and West in Ocean City and at 34th and Simpson referred questions to the Acme corporate offices, where no media spokesperson was available for comment Sunday.The person answering the phone at the Acme market in Sea Isle City said the store manager would not be back until tomorrow morning and that she was not permitted to speak to the media.A call to the meat department at the Acme at Eighth and West store connected with an employee who said most of the meat supply had been sold out.“We have a few steaks available,” she said, “some rib-eyes and some strip steaks. But ground beef is almost gone and is flying out of here. We have no corned beef. And we have absolutely no chicken of any kind.”Customer Beth Iacovello, who lives in Drexel Hill, Pa., and has a home in the Gardens section of Ocean City, said there was not much of a crowd when she arrived around 4 p.m. on Sunday, but there also were not many of the high-demand items.“There was no toilet paper, wipes and very little meat,” she said.Iacovello said she also visited Circle Liquors in Somers Point amid rumors that New Jersey liquor stores would be ordered closed, as were liquor “state stores” in Pennsylvania.“They looked pretty well-stocked and there wasn’t much of a crowd. I picked up three bottles of wine,” she said.The produce aisle at the Acme in Sea Isle City shows the effects of the rush on food.In an apparent local trend, area plumbers said they had been inundated with requests from customers seeking to turn on their water, which had been shut off for the winter, in order to open up vacation homes.“People are leaving (coronavirus) hot spots in the Philly area and coming here,” said an Ocean City contractor who declined to give his name. “I’m much busier than normal. It’s definitely because of the virus.”Brian Broadley of the Marmora-based Broadley’s Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, said his company was busy, but Broadley was confident he could meet the needs of any customer or prospective new customer.“We’re not going to let anyone go without heat,” he said. “We’re not going to strand anyone. We have 50 employees, and we’re ready to take care of any situation.“I would ask that anyone who is having a problem to simply call (609-390-3907) and we will answer or get back to you right away. Whatever the problem happens to be, we’re going to be able to take care of it,” Broadley said.The parking lot at the Ocean City Acme at Eighth and West is packed with cars.Broadley said the last time there was a similar crisis was the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.“At that time people really pulled together and looked out for each other. I would ask people to do the same thing this time,” Broadley said. “Check on the elderly and those who would need the most help and then to let us know what we can do. We will do whatever it takes.”Parikh had similar words of reason for people needed the services of his pharmacy.“If there are no cold or flu-like symptoms, the best thing to do is just exercise good hygiene,” he said. “Keep hands clean and cover your cough of sneeze. Just be reasonable and I think we will get through (the crisis).”Shivam Parikh, a pharmacist at CVS in Ocean City, keeps busy on Sunday assisting customers with an array of questions and needs. Shelves at Ocean City’s Acme supermarket at Eighth Street and West Avenue are left bare by the run on paper products caused by coronavirus fears.
The Fabulous Bakin’ Boys’ headquarters in Witney recently welcomed schoolchildren to find out about the development of bakery products.The children from Batt C of E Primary School worked alongside new product development manager Richard Henderson and brand manager Gemma Usborne to see how bakery products are developed and packaged for sale.They designed their own cupcakes, weighed out ingredients and watched the cakes being baked in the test bakery. The children iced their own cakes using professional piping bags and plenty of edible decorations.Henderson said: “Showing children how a food product is made from start to finish is rewarding for me as a new product innovator. They came up with some really creative ideas and names for new cupcake designs and then had the chance to put their designs into action as a real bakery such as our would do – but of course on a far larger scale. It was great to be able to share our skills and knowledge with potentials bakers of the future!”
McVitie’s has been urged to reassure workers over its long-term commitment to production at its Glasgow factory.Union GMB Scotland has voiced concerns that funding is not being brought forward for the modernisation of production lines at the Tollcross site in Glasgow’s East End, which employs more than 500 workers and produces Hobnobs and Rich Tea biscuits.In a letter to the company’s site manager, Mandy Major, GMB senior organiser Drew Duffy described a lack of “clarity over the business’ needs and investment plan” for the future of Tollcross as “deeply concerning our members”.“Generations of families have worked here and the workforce is highly concentrated in the local community and the Greater Glasgow area – a crucial pillar of decent employment in an area of high unemployment and social deprivation,” he wrote.“So from the perspective of jobs, pay and prosperity, and against the backdrop of Brexit, rising costs of living and chronic manufacturing decline, the East End desperately needs a thriving manufacturing presence at McVitie’s.“That’s why we are calling for clarity and reassurances, so we can understand what is needed to secure continued production and employment in the East End for years to come.”A spokesman for McVitie’s-owner Pladis, the global biscuit and confectionery giant, said the site manager received a letter from GMB Scotland “only one day before a press statement was issued”.“The company will be responding directly as we value ongoing engagement with employees and union representatives,” he said. “As a matter of course, we meet with our employees and union representatives on a very regular basis and only two months ago our senior management team completed a full site-wide briefing, in which a number of issues and concerns were discussed frankly and openly. Furthermore, the national officer of GMB for food and drink was with us on-site only last week.“We discussed with employees then that, like all companies operating in an extremely challenging and uncertain economic climate, we review our operations on an ongoing basis – and that applies across our all our businesses and sites – in order to remain competitive.“We fully recognise the heritage of Tollcross as a manufacturing site and, should there be any proposals for changes to our operations at the site, employees and their union representatives will be the first to know.”
Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds today announced plans for substantial enhancements to undergraduate social spaces across campus. The Mather Multimedia Lab, the Eliot Grille activity space, the Student Organization Center at Hilles, the Cabot Café, and the Quad Grille lounge space in Pforzheimer House are all slated for improvement, Hammonds said.“The enhancements build on last year’s renovations to the Quincy House Grille, and are part of our ongoing effort to expand and improve the social spaces available to undergraduates,” Hammonds said. “Since 2006, the College has added or renovated over 57,000 square feet of social space, despite significant constraints on our ability to expand the physical footprint of campus. We are continually on the lookout for ways to offer students new places to meet and connect.”The enhancements to undergraduate social spaces will occur throughout the next calendar year, with the Eliot Grille slated to come online first in the early fall. Hammonds said that the improvements support the important part of the Harvard College experience that occurs outside of the classroom.“The lecture hall is not the only place where students encounter new ideas at Harvard,” she said. “It also happens over a late night snack at a House grille or a performance at the SOCH. By making campus social spaces more inviting, we make it easier for students to connect with—and learn from—one another.” Read Full Story
<a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zSQa4QJZjI” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”> <img src=”https://img.youtube.com/vi/4zSQa4QJZjI/0.jpg” alt=”0″ title=”How To Choose The Correct Channel Type For Your Video Content ” /> </a> A year ago, few observers could have foreseen that a loosely organized demonstration in Kiev’s Independence Square would escalate into what some view today as the greatest destabilizing threat facing Western Europe since the end of World War II: the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Last November, Ukrainian protestors were initially angered at then-President Viktor Yanukovych for scuttling a trade deal with Europe. The protests quickly turned violent, sparking a national uprising known as the Maidan Revolution that led to Yanukovych’s ouster in February. It also provided a pretext for Russian President Vladimir Putin to arm pro-Moscow “rebels” in Ukraine and begin military “exercises” in the region that culminated in Russia’s seizure of Crimea in March. Despite widespread condemnation from leaders in the European Union (EU) and the United States, the dispute continues as tensions between Russia and Ukraine appear to be reigniting after a brief cease-fire. U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden met with top Ukrainian officials in Kiev on Friday to mark the anniversary of violent protests that led to the overthrow of Yanukovych. There, Biden criticized Russia’s incursion into Ukraine territories and warned that it would face “rising costs and greater isolation” if it did not withdraw its “illegal military formations, military equipment, and militants.” So far, the United States has offered the Ukrainian government help with military equipment and tools, but not arms.Radoslaw Sikorski, speaker of Poland’s parliament and a vocal critic of Putin, addressed the diverging fortunes of Poland and Ukraine since the collapse of communism for an event Nov. 20 co-sponsored by the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard and the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute. From 2007 until September, Sikorski was Poland’s foreign minister and a key figure in diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict. He spoke with the Gazette about the crisis and about thwarting Putin’s expansionism.GAZETTE: Despite the Sept. 5 cease-fire, Russia has restarted shelling and is moving tanks, artillery, and air defense systems into Ukraine, even as it continues to deny any involvement. Vice President Biden, who was just in Ukraine, said the annexation of Crimea is unacceptable. Where do things stand right now?SIKORSKI: I don’t want to report on current events because I don’t follow them hourly, but Ukraine has had two rounds of democratic elections. It has a democratically elected president now, and the Maidan Revolution has now been legitimized by a parliamentary election. So hopefully now they can have a pro-European and pro-reform majority, which hopefully means that they’ll start serious reforms.GAZETTE: What is the mood in Poland, and what have been the political and economic effects of this conflict thus far?SIKORSKI: Poland is affected far more proportionately than most European countries, let alone the United States, because trade with Russia [and] with Ukraine is a much bigger proportion of our trade. But we feel keenly that changing our borders by force in Europe should not stand, and that what’s happened is a very serious breach of the peace in Europe. And we are also worried about our Western credibility when documents such as the Budapest Declaration memorandum, which guaranteed Ukraine’s integrity, is being breached. We feel that the stakes in Ukraine are very high and go way beyond Ukraine itself.GAZETTE: Have the sanctions, the freezing of assets, the public condemnations, and other measures taken by the EU and the U.S. been effective? And if not, what else should be done to halt or reverse Russian forces?SIKORSKI: They would have been much more effective if they’d been implemented six months earlier, but I think President Putin himself in Brisbane [Australia] admitted that they are having an effect. But the trouble with sanctions is that usually they work, so to speak, in the medium term, whereas we need to influence Russian behavior in the short term. And the primary way in which we should do that is to recognize that the security of the eastern flank of NATO is now endangered, that militarily the eastern flank was neglected for 15 years, and it’s high time to redress that. … And now that Russia is annexing territories by force, it really is high time to start exercising, to start prepositioning equipment.We should always give Russia the opportunity to change course, to return to international cooperation, to respect international law. But we should also deter Russia from going further. That requires a mix of military deterrence, sanctions, and playing to our strengths, namely showing the attractiveness of our model of development, and persuading the Russian people that self-isolation doesn’t serve their interests.GAZETTE: What about Ukraine? How do you rate its response to this crisis thus far?SIKORSKI: President Yanukovych left the country disorganized. He “stole” on a heroic scale. The army and security services are in disarray. And it’s very difficult to conduct elections, manage a gas crisis, manage an insurgency and a confrontation with a more powerful neighbor all at the same time. But I believe that President [Petro] Poroshenko and Prime Minister [Arseniy] Yatsenyuk are the best team that Ukraine can possibly have right now, and I wish them well.GAZETTE: Why is that?SIKORSKI: Poroshenko is a man who has the capacity for dialogue both with Russia and with the West, and he’s respected in both places. And Prime Minister Yatsenyuk, I know him well, has a clear vision as to what needs to be done. But, of course, you need the politics to enable you to do it. Ukraine now, I hope, after the presidential and parliamentary election, will now have a period without elections and a period of national consolidation in response to foreign invasion, a period of extraordinary politics that should be used quickly to implement reforms, painful reforms that are sometimes difficult to carry out in ordinary times.GAZETTE: Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister Tomasz Siemoniak told the Associated Press that this conflict represents “the biggest crisis of security since the Cold War.” Do you agree, and how do other EU leaders view the situation?SIKORSKI: Some thousands of people have already died in this conflict, and large chunks of territory have been, by force, annexed by a neighboring country. So yes, when borders are changed by force in Europe again for the first time since World War II, it’s very serious. Of course, we realize that other countries have different perspectives on it, but we’ve managed to arrive at the sanctions unanimously.GAZETTE: Do you feel there’s more consensus now than, say, six months ago?SIKORKSI: Oh, definitely. People who were hoping this was some kind of misunderstanding with President Putin are disappointed that he is not listening to their arguments.GAZETTE: What do you think Putin wants? What are his long-range ambitions, and what will it take to stop him from realizing them? Is there any diplomatic strategy that might work?SIKORSKI: I think he’s told us very frankly what he wants. I encourage your readers to read his March annexation speech of Crimea, where it’s all laid out. He has given himself the right to intervene wherever there are Russians or Russian speakers, and wherever Russia ever historically held sway. That’s a very ambitious goal. If other countries proclaimed such doctrines — the United Kingdom; Mongolia, which once held the largest empire ever, from Korea to Poland; even Poland — we would be in deep trouble, because all borders in Europe are artificial in the sense that they are the outcome of historical disputes and accidents, and we’ve learned to manage problems of minorities and ethnic and linguistic rights across borders without changing them. We wish Russia would also live by the principles that she’s voluntarily subscribed to by joining the Council of Europe … the U.N.Diplomacy will work when we show enough strength, not just economic but also military, in intelligence, in the confrontation of the media apparatuses, so that he regains respect for us. We need to show our willingness to stand up for our own interests.GAZETTE: Are you concerned about the support Putin seems to be finding among countries like Hungary, Slovakia, Bulgaria, and Serbia? Does that suggest his pathway into Central Europe?SIKORSKI: Putinism is an attractive ideology. It’s an ideology that resists globalization, resists European integration, resists cultural and sexual revolution, and is an ideology of national action. That’s very attractive for many people — not for the majority, thank God — but for many people, particularly on the fringes in Europe, both on the left and the right fringes. And these fringe groups are getting support, which is why President Putin has been quite successful in what he tries to do. I think it’s to do with attractive business propositions. And what would, I think, change [that] would be more American leadership in Europe.GAZETTE: What would that consist of?SIKORSKI: The times in which the U.S. would continue to draw down forces in Europe, perhaps those times should be over. Add them [put forces] where they are actually needed, because you have U.S. bases in Italy, in the U.K., in Spain, in all those places that are secure, and you don’t have them in countries that feel threatened.GAZETTE: You were quoted last month in Politico magazine as saying that in 2008 Putin had proposed dividing up Ukraine with Poland, but then later you disavowed those remarks. Can you clarify what Putin said, or what you meant?SIKORSKI: It was an anecdote, which got radically over-interpreted. GAZETTE: In that same piece, you described the annexation of Crimea as a significant milestone in Putin’s effort to centralize his power in Russia. Why has it been so important to his regime?SIKORSKI: The annexation of Crimea, because it was bloodless and relatively cost-free, was popular in Russia, and no doubt reinforced President Putin’s authority within the power structures, just like any success reinforces the authority of the chief executive. GAZETTE: So the lack of reaction from the West [was a problem]?SIKORKSI: And from Ukraine. Ukraine didn’t fight in Crimea. Now that Ukraine is fighting back in the eastern Ukraine, the policy is criticized.GAZETTE: Any sense of where this crisis will be in the next year?SIKORSKI: I know where I’d like us to be, which is Russia respecting its international commitments, stopping to interfere in Ukraine, and going back to full cooperation both with Ukraine, with which it has many common interests — for example in the area of gas, the area of space technology, in the area of arms industry, and also with Europe. Poland will be the first country to extend a hand of friendship as soon as Russia stops invading countries. Invading is perhaps too strong a word — destabilizing countries.The interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
University of GeorgiaJoseph Glauber, deputy chief economist at the U.S. Department ofAgriculture since 1992, will speak on “Agricultural Policy andthe World Trade Organization” for the annual J.W. Fanning LectureJan. 14 in Athens, Ga.WTO negotiators from 147 countries are working out an agreementto liberalize trade in agricultural products. The new frameworktrade agreement is the topic of Glauber’s address.The Fanning Lecture will be at 10:30 a.m. in rooms K and L of theGeorgia Center for Continuing Education. Registration andrefreshments begin at 10 a.m. on the second-floor concourse.A noon luncheon and awards ceremony will follow in the banquetarea.The lecture is free. The luncheon is $20. For more information orto make reservations for the luncheon, call (706) 542-2481.
By Dialogo April 08, 2010 The deputy commander of the military task force set up after a devastating Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti said the U.S. military will continue to support the work of Haiti´s government and international agencies after the task force is deactivated at the end of May. Maj. Gen. Simeon G. Trombitas, deputy commanding general of Joint Task Force Haiti, noted during a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable yesterday that the mission in Haiti is out of the usual military lane. “In a traditional military mission, we can designate the enemy and do those things easily,” he said. “Here, really, the adversaries are the forces of nature and time.” Another difference, Trombitas explained, is that instead of commanding and controlling the mission, the U.S. military has played a support role, “coordinating and collaborating” with lead agencies such as the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.N. Stabilization Mission in Haiti, which provided security. Trombitas said he is impressed by how well combat skills have transferred to the relief mission. He observed that servicemembers´ experiences working with civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq have paid off in Haiti. The general recalled that the Haiti mission started with work to bring “order from chaos” at the airport. He added that the Seabees performed “a Herculean effort in fixing the main pier [and] the south pier, with some underwater engineering there, bolstering the pylons that the pier stands on.” Current efforts are focused on preparing for the coming rainy season by relocating some of the 1.3 million displaced people from camps that are at risk for flooding, Trombitas said. He described the greatest needs as shelter, settlement and sanitation.