Video-based human activity recognition (HAR) means the analysis of motions and behaviors of human from the low level sensors. Over the last decade, automatic HAR is an exigent research area and is considered a significant concern in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition. In this paper, we have presented a robust and an accurate activity recognition system called WS-HAR that consists of wavelet transform coupled with stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) followed by hidden Markov model (HMM). Symlet wavelet has been employed in order to extract the features from the activity frames. The most prominent features were selected by proposing a robust technique called stepwise linear discriminant analysis (SWLDA) that focuses on selecting the localized features from the activity frames and discriminating their class based on regression values (i.e., partial F-test values). Finally, we applied a well-known sequential classifier called hidden Markov model (HMM) to give the appropriate
NEAVS/Project R&R submitted testimony to the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies.. "Congress annually considers… appropriations measures, which provide funding for numerous [federal] activities, …[and] general government operations such as the administration of federal agencies." (http://appropriations.house.gov/) The House and Senate Appropriations Committees control about 40% of total federal spending for a fiscal year. The House and Senate legislative committees control the remaining approximate 60% of funding. Appropriations considers and accepts testimony for the record from interested parties ...
To recognize individual activities in multi-resident environments with pervasive sensors, some researchers have pointed out that finding data associations can contribute to activity recognition and previous methods either need or infer data association when recognizing new multi-resident activities based on new observations from sensors. However, it is often difficult to find out data associations, and available approaches to multi-resident activity recognition degrade when the data association is not given or induced with low accuracy. This paper exploits some simple knowledge of multi-resident activities through defining Combined label and the state set, and proposes a two-stage activity recognition method for multi-resident activity recognition. We define Combined label states at the model building phase with the help of data association, and learn Combined label states at the new activity recognition phase without the help of data association. Our two stages method is embodied in the new activity
pdf version]. On June 29, 2006, the Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Committee reported H.R. 5427 (S.Rpt. 109-274), the Fiscal Year 2007 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act. The $31.2 billion bill makes appropriations for the Department of Energy, the Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Interior Bureau of Reclamation, as well as related independent agencies. The bill exceeds the President s request and the House-passed bill by about $1.25 billion, but is about $6 billion less than the current year funding level.. The following is a quick analysis of the bill from a California perspective as prepared by the California Institute. We apologize for any errors or omissions in our discussion of these documents, and would appreciate any input/feedback on how to make improving corrections. The ordering of items generally reflects their presence in the bill and does not mean to imply any relative importance.. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS. The Committee Report contains a lengthy ...
Hamilton is under no illusions. We are in trouble. Now is not the time to be blind to the changes already set in motion within the Earth system: we are leaving behind the Holocene and entering into a new epoch for which there is no precedent. That earlier epoch was a time of relatively stable climate conditions that enabled human progress and the nurture of culture and civilisations. That time is going: the Anthropocene refers to a new age which bears the mark of human impact in such a way that humanity has become a "force of nature" just as much as volcanism, glaciation, and earthquakes.. How are we to live in this future without precedents? There are those who assume that the Anthropocene should be welcomed and interestingly endow a geologic era with a moral quality calling it the "good Anthropocene". Through various forms of geo-engineering and invention we can manage this changing climate and a planetary Earth system which is responding defiantly to humanitys impact. There are others who ...
Humans are altering the planet, including long-term global geologic processes, at an increasing rate. Any formal recognition of an Anthropocene epoch in the geological time scale hinges onwhether humans have changed the Earth system sufficiently to produce a stratigraphic signature in sediments and ice that is distinct from that of the Holocene epoch. Proposals for marking the start of the Anthropocene include an"early Anthropocene" beginning with the spread of agriculture and deforestation; the Columbian Exchange of Old World and New World species; the Industrial Revolution at ~1800 CE; and the mid-20th century "Great Acceleration" of population growth and industrialization.. ...
The Centre will explore scientific and societal perspectives on the Anthropocene The Centre was one of three successful bids in the 2018 Leverhulme Research Centre awards. Other recipients are at Imperial College London and the University of Oxford. The Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity will explore the different scientific, social and cultural perspectives on the Anthropocene, during a time of biological gains as well as losses, and human benefits as well as harms.. Original research. Professor Chris Thomas, Director of the new Centre, said: "The Centre will bring together world-leading researchers to understand the neglected societal and biological processes that underpin biodiversity gains, in addition to examining the causes and consequences of losses. "A deep understanding of the cultural as well as biological processes that drive changes to the worlds biodiversity is needed if humanity is to live sustainably on our planet.". The £30 million Leverhulme competition was ...
Its not often that an aging social movement gets a chance to redefine and reinvigorate itself. Environmentalism has that opportunity now, with the Anthropocene, which National Geographic has dubbed, The Age of Man. What does that mean? As I recently wrote in Slate, the Anthropocene represents a growing scientific consensus that the contemporary human footprint-our cities, suburban sprawl, dams, agriculture, greenhouse gases, etc.-has so massively transformed the planet as to usher in a new geological epoch.This sounds like The Age of Man is bad for humanity and the earth. But thats too simplistic. As The Economist noted in its 2011 cover story:
The advent of the Anthropocene promises more, though, than a scientific nicety or a new way of grabbing the eco-jaded publics attention. The term
Plastic planet Photo credit: University of Leicester / Jonathan SissonA team of academics led by the University of Leicester has responded to criticisms of the proposal to formalize a new geological epoch-the Anthropocene.. Geological critics of a formalized Anthropocene have alleged that the idea did not arise from geology; that there is simply not enough physical evidence for it as strata; that it is based more on the future than on the past; that it is more a part of human history than the immensely long history of the Earth; and that it is a political statement, rather than a scientific one.. Members of the international Anthropocene Working Group, including professors Jan Zalasiewicz, Colin Waters, and Mark Williams of the University of Leicesters Department of Geology and Dr Matt Edgeworth of the Universitys School of Archaeology and Ancient History, have considered these various criticisms at length.. In a paper published in the journal Newsletters on Stratigraphy, the 27 co-author ...
Providing accurate and opportune information on peoples activities and behaviors is one of the most important tasks in pervasive computing. Innumerable ap
Quorum Court OKs appropriations - The Pope County Quorum Court approved appropriations and transfers during their regular meeting Thursday to ensure various departments have enough funding to make it through the end of the year. The Budget Committ...
WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, today released the following statement after the House passed her FY2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Appropriations bill by a vote of 297-120.
Critics of the idea of cultural appropriation dispute it on various grounds; from dismissal of the validity of the entire theory, to critiques of its detailed terms and concepts. Rejection is often based on the opposing view, that cultural borrowing and cross-fertilization as a generally positive thing, and as something which is usually done out of admiration, and with no intent to harm, the cultures being imitated.[23] It is also argued that the specific term "appropriation," which can mean theft, is misleading when applied to something like culture that is not seen by all as a limited resource: unlike appropriating a physical object, others imitating an idea taken from one groups culture dont inherently deprive that originating group of its use.[23] For instance, John McWhorter, a professor at Columbia University and contributing editor at The New Republic, has written that, "With gay white men and black women, for example, its not as if the black women are being left without their culture ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies today approved a FY2018 appropriations bill to support critical housing, infrastructure and facilities for U.S. military forces and their families, and to provide increased funding for veterans health care and benefits.. Continue Reading. ...
At a House Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 28, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner again defended the Obama Administrations Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 budget and cautioned Republican leaders that cutting too much in their drive for savings will affect the ongoing economic recovery. During the hearing, Geithner said the U.S. will reach the debt limit at the end of this year. Geithner does not expect the President will have to request a raise in the debt ceiling before the election, and any advanced notice to Congress will come "very late" this year. In his testimony, Geithner spoke broadly on the U.S. economy saying its "gradually getting stronger" with an average growth rate of 2.5 percent over the last two years. However, "we face significant economic challenges" as effects from the crisis are still dampening growth, in addition to the ongoing housing and unemployment woes, Geithner said. On the Treasurys FY 2013 budget request, Geithner said it provides for greater investment in ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
Conference Committee appointed: Appropriations Conference Committee: Latvala (Chair), Flores (Vice Chair), Baxley (At Large), Benacquisto (At Large), Bradley (At Large), Braynon (At Large), Clemens (At Large), Galvano (At Large), Grimsley (At Large), Montford (At Large), Simpson (At Large); Appropriations Conference Committee on Criminal and Civil Justice/Justice: Bean (Chair), Baxley, Bracy, Clemens, Perry; Appropriations Conference Committee on General Government/Governmental Operations and Technology: Grimsley (Chair), Bean, Broxson, Campbell, Garcia, Mayfield, Rodriguez, Rouson, Torres; Appropriations Conference Committee on Health and Human Services/Health Care: Flores (Chair), Baxley, Book, Passidomo, Powell, Rader, Stargel; Appropriations Conference Committee on Higher Education/Higher Education: Galvano (Chair), Bradley, Clemens, Farmer, Lee, Simmons; Appropriations Conference Committee on Pre-K - 12 Education/Pre K - 12 Education: Simmons (Chair), Broxson, Farmer, Grimsley, Lee, ...
This study examines the manner in which the House of Representatives has dealt with the appropriations of money. To that end I focused this research on two major areas: (1) the importance of factors external to Congress, and (2) internal factors, primarily membership and career patterns and the reasons for, and the results of changes by the House to the rules under which appropriations were made. The findings indicate that (1) in the absence of external factors such as major political realignments, or internal changes such as the move to decentralize in the 1885-1889 or recentralize in 1920, the Committee, and the entire process operates in a fairly predictable manner; (2) committee actions generally conform to the what one would expect if the norms of subcommittee autonomy, reciprocity, specialization and apprenticeship offered by Fenno (1966) are followed; (3) a change in party control is accompanied by non-incremental changes in the budget, especially during periods of political realignments; ...
With all this discussion going on in Canada about cultural appropriation going on in Canada, I wonder if Ill ever get a publisher to even consider my book. In case you dont know, and if youre in the U.S. you wont; there is a huge discussion under way in Canada about cultural appropriation with aboriginals saying dont steal our art, dont steal our voices, people resigning or getting reassigned from prominent editorial positions and even some First Nations writers arguing about who is
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Text of H.J.Res. 20 (110th): Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007 as of Jan 31, 2007 (Received by the Senate version). H.J.Res. 20 (110th): Revised Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2007
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Description: Federally supported child nutrition programs and related activities - including school meal programs and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (the WIC program) - reach over 37 million children and almost 2 million lower-income pregnant/postpartum women. In FY2004, anticipated spending on these programs is $16.6 billion, and the FY2004 appropriations law (P.L. 108-199) supports this spending level (although with new appropriations of a lesser amount, some $16 billion). The Administrations FY2005 revised budget request envisions spending a total of $17.15 billion, supported by new appropriations of $16.47 billion. The House FY2005 appropriations bill (H.R. 4766) would support spending of $16.97 billion with new appropriations of $16.29 billion. ...
Geologists reframing of the global changes arising from human impacts can be used to consider how the insights from environmental economics inform policy under this new perspective. They ask a rhetorical question. How would a future generation looking back at the records in the sediments and ice cores from todays activities judge mankinds impact? They conclude that the globe has entered a new epoch, the Anthropocene. Now mankind is the driving force altering the Earths natural systems. This conclusion, linking a physical record to a temporal one, represents an assessment of the extent of current human impact on global systems in a way that provides a warning that all policy design and evaluation must acknowledge that the impacts of human activity are taking place on a planetary scale. As a result, it is argued that national and international environmental policies need to be reconsidered. Environmental economics considers the interaction between people and natural systems. So it comes squarely into
Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes changes to biophysical environments and ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources caused directly or indirectly by humans, including global warming, environmental degradation (such as ocean acidification), mass extinction and biodiversity loss, ecological crises, and ecological collapse. Modifying the environment to fit the needs of society is causing bad effects, which become worse as the problem of human overpopulation continues. Some human activities that cause damage (either directly or indirectly) to the environment on a global scale include human reproduction, overconsumption, overexploitation, pollution, and deforestation, to name but a few. Some of the problems, including global warming and biodiversity loss pose an existential risk to the human race, and overpopulation causes those problems. The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used ...
Late last month the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Ohio upheld the appropriation of private land for a pipeline that will carry pure propane…
Friends in Tobacco Control - WE NEED YOUR HELP! Cigar manufacturers and retailers are continuing to push to have language added to the Agriculture/FDA appropriations bill that would exclude many types of cigars from regulation by the FDA. We think they are pushing language similar to H.R. 1639, a bill that would exempt many cigars from FDA oversight. The industry has been lobbying hard on H.R. 1639 and the bill continues to pick-up co-sponsors.. We believe the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee could take up the funding bill next Wednesday, June 6th. Action in the full Appropriations Committee would take place shortly after the Subcommittee acts.. We need your help to send the message to members of the House Appropriations Committee to oppose any effort to weaken FDAs authority to regulate tobacco products.. Given that members are hearing from the tobacco industry it is critical that members of Congress hear about this issue from the public health community. If your Representative is ...
From peer-to-peer file sharing networks, Wikileaks and YouTube, to open data APIs, New Media practitioners today have extraordinary access to digital found materials. At the same time, legal disputes over fair use, such as the 2011 Richard Prince vs. Patrick Cariou case, continue to polarize the art world. This edition of Media-N Journal will examine the diverse strategies that contemporary electronic artists deploy while recontextualizing appropriated media and information into new artworks, with a particular eye toward the present moment and the current state of the legal, technological, and institutional landscape of sampling and appropriation. Possible topics may include: culture jamming and tactical media interventions; mashups; hijacked surveillance feeds; social media memes and their spinoffs; and data moshing. Further topics of exploration include the conceptual discourses and protocols that inform such creative practices, from "versioning" in Afro-diasporic musical traditions to the ...
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This June, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees marked up fiscal year (FY) 2016 spending bills from their respective Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (Labor-HHS-Ed) subcommittees that would significantly increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The level of support for NIH funding in both of these bills is welcomed strongly by the medical research and advocacy communities, who have long expressed opposition to the more than a decade of budget stagnation and cuts as the result of sequestration.. The new levels proposed for FY2016 are a strong step in the direction of reversing the trend that has seen the purchasing power of the NIH drop by 25% over the last decade. The House Labor-HHS-Ed bill would provide an increase to the overall NIH budget of $1.1 billion (a 3.6 percent increase) over FY 2015 levels, including a 2.7 percent increase to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and full funding ($200 million) of President Obamas Precision Medicine ...
5 U.S.C. section 5901 (uniform allowances) - The MRP Directive 4591.1 provides general rulings of the uniform allowance policy at the agency level. Each program shall develop a written policy to identify which employees are required to wear uniforms and what items of clothing will be required. The policy is used as a reference and supporting documentation. 5 U.S.C. section 7903 (special clothing for hazardous occupations) - in order for an item to be authorized by this statue, the following must be met: 1) the item must be "special" and not part of the ordinary and usual furnishings an employee may reasonably be expected to provide for himself or herself; 2) the item must be for the benefit of the government, that is, essential to the safe and successful accomplishment of the work, and not solely for the protection of the employee; and 3) the employee must be engaged in hazardous duty (Appropriations Law, Vol. I, p. 4-266/267).. 29 U.S.C. section 668 (protective clothing under OSHA) - Under this ...
This report discusses legislative issues regarding food stamp appropriations. Authorization for food stamp appropriations was to have expired at the end of FY82; in addition, the FY83-85 budget resolution assumed substantial savings in food stamps. As a result, and with the potential of an FY82 food stamp funding shortfall averted by the appropriation of a $1 billion supplemental, Congress acted to reauthorize appropriations and limit program costs in the 1982 budget reconciliation process.
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U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson led nearly all members of the Florida congressional delegation in urging the leaders of the Senate and House appropriations committees to provide additional resources for hurricane recovery efforts in Florida. The letter was signed by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson, and U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis,...
This is so Republican. Now that Ebola is off the front page and not leading the nightly news, the GOP has an opportunity to make the Obama Administration squirm anyway it can. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell went across the Mall to the Senate Appropriations Committee to get money...
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Gustavo Arellano examines a case of cultural appropriation in breakfast burritos, and Samin Nosrat explains why salt, fat, heat and acid are the elements of good cooking. Plus: Josephine Caminos Orìa schools us on dulce de leche, Jonathan Gold reviews Rossoblu and Laura Avery gets a pitch for raw milk at the market.
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Selma Blair and Rachel Fleit wore turbans in a selfie shared to Instagram and commenters accused them of cultural appropriation. Blair defended herself in response, saying that the covering was just a head wrap.
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In this paper, we present a novel method to explore semantically meaningful visual information and identify the discriminative spatiotemporal relationships between them for real-time activity recognition. Our approach infers human activities using continuous egocentric (first-person-view) videos of object manipulations in an industrial setup. In order to achieve this goal, we propose a random forest that unifies randomization, discriminative relationships mining and a Markov temporal structure. Discriminative relationships mining helps us to model relations that distinguish different activities, while randomization allows us to handle the large feature space and prevents over-fitting. The Markov temporal structure provides temporally consistent decisions during testing. The proposed random forest uses a discriminative Markov decision tree, where every nonterminal node is a discriminative classifier and the Markov structure is applied at leaf nodes. The proposed approach outperforms the ...
Scientists say its time to declare a new geological epoch, one defined by human activity and the permanent mark it has left on the earth. McGill Professor Peter Brown, director of Economics for the Anthropocene, is featured on CBC Radio News. LISTEN Related article
Smithsonian Books is releasing Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by W. John Kress and Jeffrey K. Stine, Sept. 26. The book explores the causes and implications of the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans, from multiple points of view, including anthropological, scientific, social, artistic and economic.. Although humans arrived recently in Earths timeline, they are driving major changes to the planets ecosystems. Even now, the basic requirements for human life-air, water, shelter, food, nature and culture-are transforming the planet as billions of people compete for resources. These changes have become so noticeable on a global scale that scientists believe this is a new chapter in Earths story: the Anthropocene, or Age of Humans.. Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans contextualizes the era by presenting paleontological, historical and contemporary views of various human effects on Earth. It discusses environmental and biological systems that have been ...
Construction, fossil-fuel burning and farming have changed the Earth's surface in unmistakable ways, but defining a human-driven, Anthropocene era is tricky, scientists say.
Human activities are impacting our environment and, in particular, the composition of the atmosphere, water, and plants. However, it is sometimes (...)
These days, it seems that Congress lurches from one fiscal crisis to the next with another one set for this fall. The clock for passing a budget for Fiscal Year 2014, which begins on October 1, is quickly running out. If Congress fails to pass a budget or appropriations funding government services beyond that date, non-essential federal offices will be closed and non-essential employees furloughed. While the impact on health care would be minimal-Medicare and other mandatory federal programs would still operate-public health and medical research programs would be in jeopardy.. Congress faces a number of challenges. For one, the House of Representatives and Senate are unable to agree on funding levels for each of the 13 appropriation bills. The Senate budget levels are above funding caps established by the 2011 Budget Control Act passed by Congress to cut the federal deficit. The House and Senate have not had a conference to reconcile their funding levels for each of the appropriation bills. ...
The natural reading of this section is that it contains a term that defines the scope of coverage of the appropriations made and authority granted by the Continuing Resolution ("all obligations or expenditures incurred for any program, project, or activity"), as well as a term that defines the duration of the time period during which that scope of coverage applies ("during the period for which funds or authority for such project or activity are available under this joint resolution"). In addition to specifying scope of coverage and duration of coverage for programs, projects or activities for which the Continuing Resolution does contain appropriations and authority, however, it has also been suggested that this section applies to programs, projects or activities for which the Continuing Resolution does not contain appropriations or authority. In other words, the suggestion is that there is a negative implication to this section that any program, project or activity not affirmatively provided ...
Quinns general revenue estimate of $35.6 billion comes in higher than the $35.08 billion that the House approved today. The Houses number is based on analysis from the bipartisan legislative Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability. Quinns budget calls for a total of $62.4 billion, including federal revenue and spending from other funds, but the bulk of the appropriation process focuses on general revenue. Quinns budget is predicated on the idea that lawmakers would get on board with taking some money that is typically automatically transferred out of the General Revenue Fund (GRF) before the budget battle each year and instead toss it into the appropriations process. Quinns representatives at a budget briefing this evening said he does not intend to make specific suggestions about which transfers to tap into but will instead call upon lawmakers to assess all of the transfers out on an annual basis. "It is an autopilot kind of an appropriation. It just goes by itself without ...
In February 2006, the council approved the assignment of the Renaissance Hotel lease. As part of the lease assignment, the Metropolitan Government received a twenty percent share of the anticipated profit from the assignment, which resulted in a payment to Metro of $2,234,000. This resolution relies on this share of the profit from the assignment to bolster the unappropiated fund balance of the general fund of the GSD to fund this appropriation. However, the director of finance has stated that he has been advised by the legal department that this appropriation would violate an ordinance enacted by the council in 1990, which requires that such funds go to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) for affordable housing opportunities and economic development activities. In addition, the director of finance states that the department of law has raised concerns that this appropriation may violate the Charter prohibition requiring that the general funds of the Metropolitan Government be ...
Note:This is an update to an earlier post, which many found to be too technical. The original, and a series of comments on it, can be found here. See also a more recent post here for an even less technical discussion.. Over the last 150 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have risen from 280 to nearly 380 parts per million (ppm). The fact that this is due virtually entirely to human activities is so well established that one rarely sees it questioned. Yet it is quite reasonable to ask how we know this.. One way that we know that human activities are responsible for the increased CO2 is simply by looking at historical records of human activities. Since the industrial revolution, we have been burning fossil fuels and clearing and burning forested land at an unprecedented rate, and these processes convert organic carbon into CO2. Careful accounting of the amount of fossil fuel that has been extracted and combusted, and how much land clearing has occurred, shows that we have produced far more ...
Note:This is an update to an earlier post, which many found to be too technical. The original, and a series of comments on it, can be found here. See also a more recent post here for an even less technical discussion.. Over the last 150 years, carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have risen from 280 to nearly 380 parts per million (ppm). The fact that this is due virtually entirely to human activities is so well established that one rarely sees it questioned. Yet it is quite reasonable to ask how we know this.. One way that we know that human activities are responsible for the increased CO2 is simply by looking at historical records of human activities. Since the industrial revolution, we have been burning fossil fuels and clearing and burning forested land at an unprecedented rate, and these processes convert organic carbon into CO2. Careful accounting of the amount of fossil fuel that has been extracted and combusted, and how much land clearing has occurred, shows that we have produced far more ...
The earths oceans are struggling to catch their breath, according to a new scientific study which found the level of ocean water completely devoid of oxygen has almost quadrupled over the last 50 years.
The impact of mining on the environment is often measured by the acute loss of biological diversity. However, new research indicates that rapid mineral diversification is also a major footprint of the sector.. For the first time, researchers in America have identified a group of 208 mineral species, representing almost 4% of the circa 5,200 minerals officially recognised by the International Mineralogical Association (IMA), that originated either principally or exclusively due to human activities, mostly large-scale mining.. Most of these were spawned in ore dumps, through the weathering of slag, in tunnel walls, in mine waste water or timbers, or through mine fires. "In a way, you can say that human activity has increased mineralogical diversity and that contrasts with its impact on biological diversity, which has not been very good," says Edward Grew, co-author of the report and research professor of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine.. According to Grew and ...
We explain Human Activity with video tutorials and quizzes, using our Many Ways(TM) approach from multiple teachers.|p| This lesson will describe how human activity can impact a natural ecosystem.|/p|
|span||span||span style=font-style:italic;|The Poetic Character of Human Activity: Collected Essays on the Thought of Michael Oakshott |/span||span|is a collection of nine essays by two Oakeshott scholars, most of which explore the meaning of Oakeshott’s pregnant phrase, “the poetic character of human activity” by comparing and contrasting this central idea with similar and opposing ones, in particular those of the Chinese thinkers, Zhuangzi and Confucius, but also of Western thinkers such as Plato, Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. Common themes addressed include the poetic or non-instrumental aspects of philosophizing, teaching and learning, morality and governance.|/span||/span||/span|
Science agrees we now live in the Anthropocene, a new geological age in which human activity is the overwhelming force driving change in Earths life systems. Paleoclimatologist William Ruddiman challanges common belief that this new age commenced with the industrial eras combustion of fossil fuels. His Early Anthropocene hypothesis argues that humankind began shifting Earths climate some 8,000 years ago with agricultures spread. Join "Down on the Farm" host Tom Willey and CSUF meteorologist Sean Boyd, as they discuss Ruddimans radical notions, that might not be so radical.. ...
The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) recommends that Congress approve $420 million in FY 2018 for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative...
The centers director, Dr. Mark Rasmussen, told Bleeding Heartland today that roughly $1.5 million of the Leopold Centers approximately $2 million annual budget comes from receiving 35 percent of revenues from a fee on nitrogen fertilizer sales and pesticide registrations. The modest fee of 75 cents per ton of anhydrous ammonia (now selling for approximately $550 per ton) hasnt changed since the Groundwater Protection Act set up this funding stream in 1987. Citing legislative sources, Rasmussen said Republicans are apparently planning to redirect nitrogen tax revenues. To my knowledge, no bill spelling out the new recipients has been published yet. UPDATE: I have seen the draft appropriations bill for agriculture and natural resources and can confirm it redirects these revenues to a new "Iowa Nutrient Research Fund." (The Leopold Centers research addresses a broader range of farming practices.) That appropriations bill calls for the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences to take over ...
Figure 3. Blue water fluxes from cropland in Africa for (a) the year 2000, (b) the GEO-4 "Policy First" scenario in 2050, and (c) the "Security First" scenario in 2050.. ...
For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training, and customer support related to the commonwealths human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that the office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealths human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities, and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law ...
Our taxpayer standing cases have declined to distinguish between appropriations and tax expenditures for a simple reason: Here, as in many contexts, the distinction is one in search of a difference. To begin to see why, consider an example far afield from Flast and, indeed, from religion. Imagine that the Federal Government decides it should pay hundreds of billions of dollars to insolvent banks in the midst of a financial crisis. Suppose, too, that many millions of taxpayers oppose this bailout on the ground (whether right or wrong is immaterial) that it uses their hard-earned money to reward irresponsible business behavior. In the face of this hostility, some Members of Congress make the following proposal: Rather than give the money to banks via appropriations, the Government will allow banks to subtract the exact same amount from the tax bill they would otherwise have to pay to the U. S. Treasury. Would this proposal calm the furor? Or would most taxpayers respond by saying that a subsidy is ...
During 2018, ASH continued to be highly visible in our advocacy for federal support of biomedical research and public health funding, including funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because of these efforts and the work of medical research advocates across the country, Congress passed final fiscal year (FY) 2019 appropriations legislation in late September 2018 that included a $2 billion dollar (5.4 percent) increase for the NIH, bringing the agencys total funding level to $39.1 billion. The bill also included $7.95 billion in funding for CDC, a more than $126 million increase over FY 2018.. President Trump signed the funding bill into law on September 28. This marked the fourth consecutive year of funding increases for NIH and the first time in more than two decades that the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which funds NIH and CDC, as well as numerous other federal public ...
Executive agency action: federal funding to support specific projects such as physical therapist assistant training, law enforcement training, tribal education programs, and community college building projects. S. 1599, FY2012 Labor, HHS, Education Appropriations Act: Health Resources and Services Administration funding. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE... H.R. 2596, S. 1572, FY2012 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Act: Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services funding ...
After Congress provided an unprecedented level of emergency funding for Ebola in FY15 in response to the West African outbreak, beyond regular appropriations for global health programs, FY16 returned to business as usual. There was no additional emergency funding and global health amounts remained essentially flat funding compared to prior years. The FY16 Omnibus Appropriations bill, which was signed into law by the President on December 18, 2015, included an estimated $10.2 billion in funding for global health programs continuing a trend of essentially flat funding since FY10.. Issue Brief Read More ...
The FY17 Defense Appropriations Act provides $4 million (M) to the Department of Defense Alcohol and Substance Abuse Disorders Research Program Research Program (ASADRP). The ASADRP is seeking applications to explore integrated approaches to address alcohol and substance use disorder (ASUD) especially related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through multidisciplinary, team-based research efforts that translate basic knowledge into enhanced clinical pharmacological treatments protocols. As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9, Research and Development Directorate manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The managing agent for the anticipated Program Announcements/Funding Opportunities is the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP).. FY17 ASADRP Program Announcement and General Application ...
To carry out titles II, III, VII, XI, XV, XVII, XIX, XXI, and XXVI of the Public Health Service Act (``PHS Act´´), sections 101, 102, 103, 201, 202, 203, 301, 501, and 514 of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, section 13 of the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response Act of 2006, sections 20, 21, and 22 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act, section 501 of the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980, and for expenses necessary to support activities related to countering potential biological, nuclear, radiological, and chemical threats to civilian populations; including purchase and insurance of official motor vehicles in foreign countries; and purchase, hire, maintenance, and operation of aircraft, $6,283,350,000, of which $151,500,000 shall remain available until expended for acquisition of real property, equipment, construction and renovation of facilities; of which $570,307,000 shall remain available until ...
For human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs and related services for persons affected by the associated conditions of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections; provided, that funding shall be provided proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2015; and provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to conduct a hepatitis C pilot program at the North Shore Health ...
This afternoon, the House of Representatives took another step in the right direction in bringing this nation back to a state of normalcy by passing a ...
Introduction to Grants 3 Introduction to Grants Each program year the U.S. Congress passes appropriations for programs administered by the Department of Labor (DOL) that include the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). Allotment estimates for WIA are typically prepared by DOL in January for the upcoming program year beginning July 1, based on the WIA appropriation for that program year, and are distributed to the states in early spring.
EARLIER THIS FALL, Congress voted to pass a 3-month Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government, while the House of Representatives and the Senate work to finalize a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding bill. The CR, viewed as a temporary measure to keep the federal government operating, keeps funding at this past years budget levels through December 8, 2017, for most federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Flat funding jeopardizes the momentum of cancer research in the United States and slows the pace of discovery. ASCO is calling on Congress to swiftly pass an FY 2018 appropriations bill that increases support for the research fueling treatment innovations for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. In particular, ASCO is urging Congress to approve the Senate Appropriations Committee version of the FY 2018 Department of Labor, Health, and Human Services (HHS) Education funding bill, which includes a $2 billion funding ...
A Perfect Fusion. When alumna Sarah Knisely Handy 01C found herself drafting congressional testimony for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), she realized she had traveled full circle. It was a perfect fusion of my personal, professional, and academic lives, said Handy, a program analyst for the financial management office of the CDC since shortly after her graduation from Emory with highest honors in political science.. Handy, a native of Arlington, Virginia, is the daughter of an appropriations committee staffer. I grew up immersed in that culture, she says. I used to hang out in my dad s office on [Capitol] Hill. It just seems natural to me. When CDC Director Julie L. Gerberding was called upon to appear before the appropriations committee in March, Handy helped to prepare her, providing briefing materials on virtually every program at the federal agency, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. The briefing included each committee member s special area ...
COMMISSION DECISION. of 1 July 1999. fixing an indicative allocation by Member State of the commitment appropriations for Objective 1 of the Structural Funds for the period 2000 to 2006. (notified under document number C(1999) 1769). (1999/501/EC). THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,. Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,. Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 of 21 June 1999 laying down general provisions on the Structural Funds(1), and in particular the first subparagraph of Article 7(3) thereof,. (1) Whereas point 1 of the first subparagraph of Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 states that Objective 1 of the Structural Funds aims to promote the development and structural adjustment of regions whose development is lagging behind;. (2) Whereas the second subparagraph of Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 1260/1999 stipulates that 69,7 % of the appropriations for the Structural Funds are to be allocated to Objective 1, including 4,3 % ...
Posted on 12/13/2017 8:25:36 PM PST by 11th_VA. House Republicans are moving ahead with a strategy to pass a short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown after next Friday, daring Democrats to oppose full-year defense funding and an extension of children s health insurance. The House Appropriations Committee released legislation on Wednesday evening that would keep the government open through Jan. 19. It would also fund the Defense Department through September 2018 and avert automatic sequestration cuts that would otherwise take effect, as well as extend funding for the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next year. In addition to seeking to avoid a shutdown next week, Republican leaders plan to have a final vote on their tax overhaul. GOP lawmakers said after a closed-door meeting on Wednesday that assistance for communities affected by recent hurricanes and wildfires could also be included in the funding package. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney ...
People expressing themselves in any number of ways is fine in my opinion. However I do feel there is a line somewhere. Embrace any or all cultures, I say. I may not have been born Japanese. Nor have I ever gone to Japan, or any other country in that region. Just because I cant directly identify with another culture doesnt mean I cant relate, find similarities, appreciate their cultures evolution from past to present. Adopting aspects of other cultures you like is not appropriation. Things will get very sticky if you try to make it about appropriation. Because cultures interact and share and spread and evolve. We are all part of the human family at the end of the day. A family that also must remember there are many members who are manipulative, cunning, connected, conspiring. Through their generations of observation and insight of the masses, from their elite positioning in the order of things, they continue to refine their control and hold over society and their attempts to steer it ...
SEATTLE -- Sound Transit officials said Monday that President Bush has proposed in his fiscal year 2005 budget giving $80 million to the agency for Central Link light rail. The money is the full amount that Sound Transit requested for 2005. Sound Transit is building the $2.4-billion, 14-mile light rail line from downtown Seattle to Tukwila. The line is to be operating in 2009. Sound Transit last year secured a $500 million full-funding grant agreement from the Federal Transit Administration for the project plus a $75-million appropriation for fiscal year 2004. The issuance of the presidents 2005 budget kicks off the federal appropriations process. The proposed $80 million is the 2005 installment of the full-funding grant agreement. To date, Sound Transit officials say the agency has received $166 million of the grant.. ...
America has asked for unprecedented sacrifice from its all-volunteer military. Our men and women in uniform have answered with dedication and heroism that will be retold for generations.
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement this afternoon after the Fiscal Year 2006 Republican Conference Report on the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill was defeated on the House Floor (209 to 224, with all Democrats voting against). An appropriations conference report has not been defeated on the House Floor since September 1995, when the FY96 Department of Defense funding bill was voted down on a bipartisan vote:
As a member of Congress, it is my duty to ensure that the men and women who bravely protect our nation have the resources and training they need to do their jobs. I was pleased to support the fiscal year 2017 Defense Appropriations bill that funds the defense of our nation within budget caps, and does right by the military and civilians who defend our country all over the world. While it is regrettable that it took nearly half of fiscal year 2017 to approve an adequate, bipartisan Defense Appropriations bill, I am hopeful that we will pass the ten outstanding funding bills with all possible speed, and with the same spirit of bipartisanship ...
Earlier this week the House appeared poised to move swiftly to consideration and passage of H.J. Res. 59, the FY 2014 continuing resolution (or C.R.), which would keep the functions of the government operating between the upcoming start of the new federal fiscal year (October 1st) through December 15, 2013. Unlike traditional appropriations measures, which can be hundreds of pages long, this draft stop-gap measure clocks in on the Government Printing Office (GPO) website at a mere 16 pages.. Generally the C.R. maintains virtually everything "at a rate for operations as provided in the applicable appropriations Acts for fiscal year 2013." In plain English, this means that Congress basically is keeping the lights on for the federal government at the same funding levels as the previous year. However, the bill does contain a number of "anomalies," which are a means through which Congress can adjust funding levels for specific programs in a C.R. to be higher or lower than the previous years funding ...
In 2006, Action to Cure Kidney Cancer and its supporters lobbied Congress seeking a $15 million appropriation within the Department of Defenses Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) for kidney cancer research (see Campaign 2006 below for details). Although we did not get the $15 million, we were successful in getting kidney cancer listed as one of the twenty-eight topic areas eligible to compete for $50 million in research grants in the FY2006 Peer Reviewed Medical Program (PRMRP), which is also within the CDMRP. This was the first time kidney cancer was eligible to receive Department of Defense (DoD) money for research.. From this FY2006 PRMRP appropriation, the DoD, in 2007, awarded Maria F. Czyzyk-Krzeska, MD, PhD of the University of Cincinnati a four year grant totaling $932,919 for the "IDENTIFICATION OF GENES IN KIDNEY CANCER ONCOGENESIS". She now has five full time researchers in her lab. This is the first time that the Department of Defense has ever awarded funds ...
Second, we need to stem the number of individuals who become addicted in the first place. This involves improving surveillance to better understand where the problems are and where they are most severe. It includes educating physicians about the possible risks of prescribing opioids while also ensuring that we do not penalize physicians who act responsibly. Also, and perhaps most importantly, we need to ensure the public understands the risks of taking opioids. Many individuals do not realize how easy it is to become addicted and we need to increase our public awareness education efforts ...
Sec. 21033. Notwithstanding section 101, the level for `Department of Housing and Urban Development, Public and Indian Housing, Tenant-Based Rental Assistance shall be $15,920,000,000, to remain available until expended, of which $11,727,000,000 shall be available on October 1, 2006, and notwithstanding section 109, $4,193,000,000 shall be available on October 1, 2007: Provided, That paragraph (1) under such heading in Public Law 109-115 (119 Stat. 2440) shall not apply to funds appropriated by this division: Provided further, That of the amounts available for such heading, $14,436,200,000 shall be for renewals of expiring section 8 tenant-based annual contributions contracts (including renewals of enhanced vouchers under any provision of law authorizing such assistance under section 8(t) of the United States Housing Act of 1937, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1437 et seq.) (`the Act herein)): Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, from amounts provided under the second ...
Privacy Rights & Wasteful Missile Shield, Mixed Bag on Afghanistan. WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA), a Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today voted to fund the U.S. military at the Department of Defense by voting for H.R. 2397, the FY 2014 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill (HAC-D). The bill passed by a 305-109 vote.. Garamendi represents Northern Californias 3rd Congressional District, which includes Beale and Travis Air Force bases.. "Today I voted for legislation that makes sure our men and women in uniform can do their jobs," said Congressman Garamendi. "This version of HAC-D is imperfect legislation, but it is also essential legislation that I fought hard to improve. I look forward to continuing to build the bipartisan coalition necessary to reduce waste in our military and to protect the privacy rights of all Americans.". Pay Raise for the Troops. The appropriations bill includes provisions to provide for our troops and their families, ...
For the Vocational Rehabilitation and other Employment Related programs, $9.5 million in federal funds will be forfeited. Over 12,300 individuals with disabilities will not receive on the job training, receive assistance with post-secondary education or other employment related supports. Furthermore, of the total individuals impacted, approximately 1,500 will not be placed in competitive jobs resulting in individuals with disabilities remaining on public benefit rolls. Communities around the State can expect hundreds of job losses in local provider organizations serving individuals with disabilities seeking employment ...
In a new article on the NRO homepage yesterday morning, Andy McCarthy responded to my critique (and to my follow-up response to Mark Steyns intervention) of his original article from last Saturday (phew! got that?), in which he argued that the origination clause of Article I, section 7 does two things: A) it applies to appropriations or spending measures as well as tax legislation; and B) it poses a constitutional barrier to the Senate funding Obamacare inasmuch as the House, in originating the continuing resolution for funding the government, omitted any spending on Obamacare.. As I argued in both my posts, Brother McCarthy is wrong on both counts. To deal with claim A: the clause begins by saying that "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives," and appropriations or spending bills fall outside the category "bills for raising revenue." They dont raise revenue; they spend it.. As for claim B, the clause continues after a semicolon: "but the Senate may ...
FY 19 Language Request. Deadline: THURSDAY MARCH 15 @ NOON. Co-signers: Jones, Danny Davis, Clarke, DeSaulnier, Cohen, Bobby Scott, Velázquez, Shea-Porter, Jayapal, Matsui, Hastings, Jackson Lee, Vela, Grijalva, Schiff, Sewell, Gabbard, Khanna, Kuster, McNerney, Norton, Chu. Dear colleagues,. Over the past 15 years, cancer death rates for men and women of all major racial and ethnic populations in the United States have declined, with liver cancer being the notable exception. Former Director of the CDCs Division of Viral Hepatitis, Dr. ...
The U.S. Department of Defense, along with Congressman Tim Holden (D - PA), announced that SCHOTT North America has been awarded an appropriation of $800,000 in federal funding, which Congressman Holden inserted into the Defense Appropriations Bill.
1. It is my pleasure on behalf of my Distinguished and Honourable colleagues to warmly welcome you Mr. President and your entourage to this joint session of the National Assembly.
For fiscal year 2019-20 and beyond, the Office of the President has planned that the campuses will pay the UCPath Centers ongoing operations cost through an additional assessment. This cost is estimated to start at a total of $74 million a year in fiscal year 2019-20 and increase by approximately 3 percent annually. However, the Legislature recently made changes to the way it provides funding to the university that may affect the Office of the Presidents plans. Specifically, the States Budget Act of 2017 (Budget Act) directly appropriates funds to the Office of the President, including an appropriation for UCPath of $52 million. That appropriation was contingent on the university president certifying in writing that the campuses would not be assessed to support the Office of the Presidents operations for fiscal year 2017-18 and that overall campus revenues would be greater than the previous fiscal year.2 The UCPath projects 10‑year cost forecast shows that the Office of the President ...
Dancing With the Stars On Monday, the stars performed in a dance trio with a pro already eliminated. Mark Ballas -- who helped Johnson win the glitter ball trophy in Season 8 -- joined Johnson and Hough. Their samba, with elements of tribal dance, featured a pelvis-rocking Johnson…
Clouse said that the budget raises funding for the judicial system and raises the appropriation for the Forensic Sciences to $11.7 million.. The House passed a committee substitute so the Senate is either going to have to concur with the changes made by the House or a conference committee will have to be appointed. Clouse told reporters that he hoped that it did not have to go to conference.. Clouse said that the budget had added $860,000 to hire more Juvenile Probation Officers. After talking to officials with the court system that was cut in half in the amendment. The amendment also includes some wording the arbiters in the court lawsuit think we need.. The state General Fund Budget, SB178, passed 98-1.. Both budgets have now passed the Alabama House of Representatives.. The 2019 fiscal year begins on Oct. 1, 2018.. In addition to the SGF, the House also passed a supplemental appropriation for the current 2018 budget year. SB175 is also sponsored by Pittman and was carried by Clouse on the ...
Congress has for the past few years used the Legislative Branch appropriations bill to set an example of its own willingness to make sacrifices in the name of fiscal discipline, slashing line items to historic lows and boasting of its ability to do more with less.. With the sequester set to take effect on Friday, however, lawmakers are almost certainly bound to see just what it means when these deep cuts are submerged by even deeper cuts to programs that fund the operations of Congress.. This week, members of the House Legislative Branch Appropriations Subcommittee got a preview of how such cuts would affect congressional support agencies day-to-day functions and, in turn, their mandate to serve the members. "It could be that we see the difference," Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-La., the new chairman of the subcommittee, said in a brief interview with CQ Roll Call on Wednesday. "Every day someone asks me about the [Members Representational Allowance] thats already been cut quite a bit . . . the ...
For all of FY 2011, the U.S. government operated under a series of budget measures known as Continuing Resolutions (CRs), culminating in the passage of Public Law 112-10, the Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2011. A CR is a type of appropriations legislation passed ...
H.R. 2055, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, appropriations issues generally);H.R.2584, "Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012"(coal ash); FY 2012 Budget Resolution; H.R. 2354,"Energy and Water development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2012"(efficiency, electric transportation); H.R.2608,Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2112,Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2596,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1572,Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2219,Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2354,Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2012; H.R.2434,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2012; S.1573,Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, ...
JLBC STAFF PRESENTATIONS TO THE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEES TABLE OF CONTENTS Agencies highlighted in blue have links to presentations; Administration, Arizona Department of AHCCCS Attorney General - Department of Law Commerce, Department of Community Colleges, Arizona Corporation Commission Corrections, State Department of Deaf & the Blind, AZ State Schools for the Economic Security, Department of Education, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Health Services, Department of Judiciary Juvenile Corrections, Department of Land Department, State Medical Student Loans, Board of Public Safety, Department of Retirement System, Arizona State Revenue, Department of School Facilities Board Tourism, Office of Transportation, Department of Universities Water Resources, Department of Weights and Measures, Department of Capital Budget Corporation Commission Arizona Corporation Commission 3 Divisions Corporations Division $8.5M/ 156.5 FTEs ?Funded from General Fund and Public Access Fund ...
FAQ 7.1, Figure 1. Breakdown of contributions to the changes in atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, based on information detailed in Chapters 4 and 7. In (a) through (d), human-caused sources are shown in orange, while natural sources and sinks are shown in teal. In (e), human-caused tropospheric ozone amounts are in orange while natural ozone amounts are in green. (a) Sources and sinks of CO2 (GtC). Each year CO2 is released to the atmosphere from human activities including fossil fuel combustion and land use change. Only 57 to 60% of the CO2 emitted from human activity remains in the atmosphere. Some is dissolved into the oceans and some is incorporated into plants as they grow. Land-related fluxes are for the 1990s; fossil fuel and cement fluxes and net ocean uptake are for the period 2000 to 2005. All values and uncertainty ranges are from Table 7.1. (b) Global emissions of CFCs and other halogen-containing compounds for 1990 (light orange) and 2002 (dark orange). These chemicals are ...
A major international assessment of climate change adopted here by 110 governments provides conclusive new scientific evidence that human activities are causing unprecedented changes in the Earths climate. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was established by the World Meteorological Organization and the United Nations Environment Programme in 1988, the report confirms that it is extremely likely (95-100% probability) that most of the warming since 1950 has been due to human influence.
85. United States, House of Representatives, Hearings before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations for 1995, part 2B, Department of Justice, 19 April 1994, (US Gov. Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1994), p. 592 (Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration). In 1980 the average purity level being sold on the streets of the United States was 3.6%. By 1992 the retail price had declined markedly and the average purity had risen to 27.6%, with the average purity for New York City being 48.4%: see United States, House of Representatives, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, Update on the Heroin Control Strategy and Domestic Heroin Consumption, Hearing, 9 June 1992, (US Gov. Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1992), p. 43 (Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration). By 1994, the average street purity in the United States was reported to be 65%: Heroin Finds a New ...
North Carolina Criminal Justice Information Network Governing Board Report Submitted to the Co- Chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees and the Co- Chairs of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Justice and Public Safety April 2004 CJIN General Assembly Report April 2004 Table of Contents i Table of Contents Introduction Page 1 Executive Summary of Criminal Justice Information Network Page 2 CJIN Funding Priorities Page 4 Requests for Special Provisions to Support CJIN Page 5 Appendices A. An Introduction to NC Criminal Justice Information Network ( CJIN) B. CJIN Governing Board C. CJIN Funding Summary D. CJIN Mobile Data Network ( CJIN- MDN) E. Voice Interoperability Plan for Emergency Responders - VIPER ( formerly known as CJIN Voice Trunked Network - CJIN- VTN) F. North Carolina Automated Warrant Repository ( NCAWARE) G. North Carolina Juvenile Online Information Network ( NC- JOIN) H. CJIN Data Sharing Standards I. CJIN Network Security J. eCitation K. CJIN ...
Which is it? Either way, the intent of Simpsons language is to bypass science and the public process to benefit his elite political friends in Idaho and elsewhere.. There is no longer any debate that domestic sheep transmit deadly disease to bighorn sheep when they come into contact. They simply cannot co-exist on the same landscape and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) Wild Sheep Working Group has issued recommendations which specifically recommend that the agencies "[m]anage domestic sheep or goat grazing to achieve effective separation, reduce risk of association, and avoid range overlap with wild sheep." Thats what the Payette Decision does and that is what Simpsons rider keeps the agencies from doing.. These recommendations arent simply a theoretical exercise to protect just a few bighorn sheep, they are to protect entire herds of bighorn which have recently suffered large, all-age die-offs across the West. During the winter of 2009/2010, 9 populations of ...
The Ecological Risk Assessment Specialty Group (ERASG) is currently planning several workshops, including such topics as regional risk assessment, invasive species, climate change, statistical methods, and the integration of human and ecological risk assessment. Anyone with an interest in ecological risk assessment is encouraged to join, from eco-risk practitioners to decision makers relying on these analyses for more effective decision making. We encourage SRA members from all sectors to join the ERASG.. Ecological risk assessment focuses on evaluating the impacts of human activities on ecological systems and the services they provide. As with human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment has its roots in estimating exposure and risk or hazard from chemicals in the environment, but has expanded in recent years to include the wide range of stressors facing ecological receptors. Risks due to invasive or non-indigenous species, genetically modified organisms, and climate change are ...
... ?. (8/14/99)- We all know that amongst other things life involves compromise and choices. We believe that in order to have prescription drug coverage under Medicare we must have compromises within the budgetary process. As we see it this, compromise must come from the money allocated for defense spending. The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 has meant that there has been a cut of anywhere from 10 to 20% in spending in most areas to stay within the caps that are set by the Act. Thus there is literally no room for compromise in these areas. This has meant that the Congress has had to use subterfuges such as using the term emergency spending in order to be able to allocate money for certain purposes. This however will create several problems down the road.. Looking at the Houses version of the Defense Departments appropriation about $266 billion will be spent on military appropriations. This is an increase of about $15.5 ...