Hurricane deployments stretch US military thin

Hurricane deployments stretch US military thin

Due to security concerns, officials refused to discuss specific changes in deployment timelines or the units involved, but sketched out how they could impact overseas deployments into 2018. Defense Secretary James Mattis spoke about the challenge publicly for the first time Tuesday, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee that the military will stay in Puerto Rico as long as needed: “We are ready to go even to the point that it’s going to impact the deployments, perhaps, of some of these troops overseas next year because we’ve interrupted their…

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Veteran unemployment rates higher than national average: report

Veteran unemployment rates higher than national average: report

Updated October 05, 2017 10:16:32 Pre-conceived notions about former Australian Defence Force personnel are making it tough for veterans to find a job. Key points: Report found veteran unemployment rate 5 times higher than national average Program involves mentoring veterans and training them up for jobs Veterans say employers often have misconceptions about employing former soldiers About 30 per cent of veterans are unemployed, according to WithYouWithMe, a company that matches veterans’ skills with new careers. The company hosted the careers expo in Sydney, where about 25 businesses were on…

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Developers not the only ones seeking influence with council donations, says political expert

Developers not the only ones seeking influence with council donations, says political expert

Updated October 05, 2017 07:21:39 A ban on developers’ council donations should be extended to include alcohol and tobacco companies but exclude trade unions, a Queensland political expert says. Griffith University political expert Dr Paul Williams said trust in local government had taken “a blow” after a Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) report found councils were “on the nose” and a “hotbed for perceived corruption”. The CCC report detailed 31 recommendations to overhaul local government rules following a lengthy investigation into the Ipswich, Gold Coast, Moreton Bay and Logan councils….

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Arnold backs Postecoglou and says no approach made by FFA for Socceroos gig

Arnold backs Postecoglou and says no approach made by FFA for Socceroos gig

Posted October 04, 2017 17:51:36 Photo: Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says he wants to win back-to-back Premier’s Plates. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts) The winds of change are starting to blow softly through Australian soccer. Days after the hasty exit of Tony Popovic from the Wanderers, the outcome of the Socceroos’ World Cup qualification clash against Syria could have an even greater impact on Australia’s coaching ranks. One man who could soon be at the centre of the storm is Graham Arnold. Today the 54-year-old was part of Sydney FC’s season…

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The dog with the world's longest tongue

The dog with the world's longest tongue

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