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  • RFD-TV Stands Alone in Seeking Out Rural and Senior Viewers

    11/23/2017 9:31:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Valley News ^ | November 23, 2017 | Emily Yahr, The Washington Post
    In the Nashville offices of RFD-TV, a network focused on agriculture and the rural lifestyle, there are hundreds of thousands of letters from fans. The notes, stacked in thick binders, were sent to the Federal Communications Commission in 2016, when Verizon Fios decided to remove the channel from its lineup. “My husband and I, being seniors, loved to watch the RFD-TV channel. The channel has good clean wholesome programs and we don’t have to feel embarrassed if company should stop by.” “I am very angered with Verizon Fios TV for removing RFD TV from their lineup. Viewing farm and ranch-related...
  • Africa: What Africa Needs - Roads and Bridges, Cooking Oil and Cement

    11/23/2017 8:31:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    allAfrica ^ | November 2, 2017 | Boakai Fofana
    Addis Ababa — Roads and railways, bridges and harbours - that's what we need to invest in if we are to grow Africa's economies and provide jobs for the millions of young people who want to become part of the continent's growth. That - and the need for trade among African countries in goods ranging from cooking oil to cement - is the message coming from a major conference in Addis Ababa. The executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Vera Sogwe, told delegates at the conference that "overcoming infrastructure gaps remains critical if the continent is...
  • Sail Your Way To Becoming A Cruise Ship Nurse

    11/23/2017 8:04:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies ^ | October 7, 2017 | Dawn Papandrea
    If you're an aspiring nurse or are already working in the profession but looking for a change of pace, becoming a cruise nurse can be an appealing opportunity. Especially for someone who isn't tied down to responsibilities on land. Being a nurse on a cruise ship is not unlike working in a busy ER or clinic setting – except that you're in the middle of the ocean on your way to some exotic locale. If you think you might like to hop aboard a career as a cruise nurse, here's what you need to know. Licensing And Requirements The qualifications...
  • Meet the Retail Worker of the Future: Cool, Charismatic, and Better Paid

    11/23/2017 7:24:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | November 10, 2017 | Kristen Bahler
    When you walk into the Madison Avenue Bonobos, don’t expect to walk out with anything. Sure, you can try on a pair of pants, or about a dozen different gingham work shirts, but when you pick your favorite, there’s no cashier to ring up your purchase, no line to stand in, nor shopping bags to haul it home. Instead, Joshua Jones—you call him Josh—swipes your card on his iPad and offers you a bottle of Perrier “for the road.” If you’re not in a rush, he’ll help you rank Jessica Alba movies, or chat about your upcoming vacation. Within a...
  • Company to build ethane storage facility (100,000 jobs in Ohio, West Virginia, not the Chinese deal)

    11/23/2017 6:35:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Weirton Daily Times ^ | October 28, 2017 | Casey Junkins and Janell Hunter
    CLARINGTON — Mountaineer NGL Storage officials announced plans Thursday to spend $150 million — and potentially as much as $500 million — on its proposed natural gas liquids storage facility along the Ohio River near Clarington. By 2019, company Managing Director David Hooker hopes to store up to 420 million gallons of ethane, propane and butane in caverns along the river, with the goal of allowing the potential PTT Global Chemical cracker plant to access the product via pipelines that would only need to stretch about 10 miles. Also, the Mountaineer NGL Storage project could be the first part of...
  • 5,000 year old DNA reveals the surprising origins of the Irish

    11/23/2017 6:14:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Irish Central ^ | March 31, 2017 | Sandie Angulo Chen
    With a vial of saliva and a little cutting-edge science, AncestryDNA can tell you if you’ve got any Irish heritage in your genes. And with a lot of cutting-edge science, researchers in December 2015 published a study telling the world where that Irish heritage first originated. By studying the 5,000-year-old remains of a female farmer buried near Belfast, Ireland, and the remains of three men buried 3,000 and 4,000 years ago on Rathlin Island in County Antrim, archaeologists and geneticists now say they now know where the modern Irish people originally came from. The remains of the Stone Age female...
  • According to a US official, South Korea's military is 'among the best in the world'

    11/23/2017 9:09:52 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | October 31, 2017 | Jim Garamone
    The South Korean military is among the best in the world, and it is the largest part of the force that will “fight, tonight” if North Korea attacks, said a US Forces Korea official speaking on background. The official spoke to reporters traveling with Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dunford is here to participate in the Military Committee Meeting with his South Korean counterpart Air Force Gen. Jeong Kyeong-doo. ‘Fight, Tonight’ Much of the discussion in the Military Committee Meeting is on the military capabilities and capacities that the United States and...
  • American troops celebrate Thanksgiving thousands of miles away from home

    11/23/2017 8:36:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WREG-TV ^ | November 23, 2017 | CBS News
    SOUTH KOREA — Thousands of miles away from home, U.S. troops in South Korea marked the annual holiday of Thanksgiving on Thursday. A traditional meal including turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing was served to soldiers at Camp Humphreys, which is just 60 miles from the border with North Korea. The U.S. soldiers said the Thanksgiving meal reminded them of home. “This Thanksgiving meal today prepared for us is absolutely amazing. They’ve really outdone themselves. I do have family back out AT home. I have a wife and two beautiful daughters. I miss them very much but I’m here now and...
  • US, S. Korean soldiers get medals for helping to rescue N. Korean defector

    11/23/2017 8:17:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | November 23, 2017 | Kim Gamel
    SEOUL, South Korea — Six U.S. and South Korean soldiers were awarded medals Thursday for helping to rescue a North Korean defector who made a daring escape across the border that divides the peninsula. The fleeing soldier was severely wounded on Nov. 13 as other North Korean troops opened fire to try to stop him as he ran onto the South Korean side of the Joint Security Area, then collapsed. Two South Korea soldiers who are part of the JSA security battalion crawled across the leaf-strewn ground to recover him, then dragged him to safety as other members of the...
  • Democrats are facing an important test with Al Franken. They’ve failed it before.

    11/23/2017 7:54:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | November 22, 2017 | Anna North
    In less than a month, Alabama voters will decide whether to send to the United States Senate a man accused of abusing and romantically pursuing teenage girls. If Roy Moore wins, it will mean his constituents either don’t believe or don’t care about the woman who says Moore assaulted her when she was 16, or the woman who says Moore kissed and touched her when she was 14, or the women who say Moore kept approaching them at the mall when they were teenagers. And a Moore victory will set the standard that someone who is the subject of multiple...
  • Poll: Almost Half Of White Southerners Feel Like They're Under Attack

    11/23/2017 7:17:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 22, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is something that fell on the backburner, but a bit interesting. A poll showed that a significant amount of white southerners feel they’re under attack. I can see how. I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but the fact remains that Confederate statues, the flag, etc. are all cornerstones of southern culture. It’s part of American history as well. Not one of our best moments, but a part of it nonetheless. Here’s the breakdown of the survey (via The Hill): Nearly half of white American poll respondents living in the South feel like they’re under attack, a new Winthrop...
  • Six Entry-Level Tech Jobs That Pay More Than $90,000

    11/23/2017 6:47:50 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 22, 2017 | Jeff Kauflin
    As college students and recent grads head home for the holidays, first on their minds are friends and family. But the end-of-year downtime is also a good opportunity for career reflection. And while salary should never be the only factor in a career decision, it often ranks high in our consideration set. Careers site Comparably released a list of six entry-level jobs that pay more than $90,000. Entry-level was defined as workers with up to three years’ experience. To create the ranking, Comparably analyzed more than 19,000 anonymous salary reports submitted between March 2016 and October 2017 by employees of...
  • 'America First' not at exclusion of rest of world: US

    11/22/2017 11:59:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Outlook ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lalit K. Jha
    The Trump administration's 'America First' policy is not at the exclusion of the rest of the world, a senior White House official has said, ruling out any conflict it may have with the 'Make in India' initiative. India and the US are co-hosting the three-day Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad next week, in which 1,500 entrepreneurs from 170 countries and 350 participants from the US, a large number of whom are Indian-Americans, will take part. US President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump, 36, will lead a high-powered American delegation of officials, women entrepreneurs and businessmen for...
  • Melania Trump decks the White House for a seriously fancy Christmas

    11/22/2017 11:47:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Starts at 60 ^ | November 23, 2017 | Staff
    Christmas preparations are in full swing at the White House, and they sure are a lot more involved that what goes on in most houses, which usually involves dragging the tree out of storage and flinging a bit of tinsel around. Melania Trump and son Barron joined in an old-fashioned tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, something that the first lady of the house does every year, though Michelle Obama had trouble dragging her teenagers out into the cold for the festive event last year. Melania and Barron welcomed a 5.9 metre- (19 foot 3 inch) tall...
  • Isis supporter calls for assassination of Barron Trump, 'son of the mule of America'

    11/22/2017 11:27:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 23, 2017 | Lara Rebello
    The Telegram message offered details of US President Donald Trump's son's school and location on Google Maps. A pro-Isis channel on the chat app Telegram reportedly features a call for the assassination of US President Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron. According to The Washington Free Beacon, the message was posted by an Islamic State supporter and not directly by the terrorist group itself. The Middle East Media Research Institute (Memri) identified the 21 November threat which was posted by an individual using the name "Dak Al-Munafiqeen", which translates from Arabic to "striking the hypocrites". The message included a hashtag which...
  • O'Malley: Democratic party 'regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire' (Laff riot)

    11/22/2017 10:54:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    KQAK-FM ^ | November 22, 2017 | ABC Radio
    According to former Maryland governor and 2016 presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, former President Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and the Clintons bear responsibility for miscalculations that weakened the Democratic party in recent elections. “What is happening now is the party is regenerating itself, almost like after a bad forest fire,” O’Malley told ABC News’ Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein on the Powerhouse Politics podcast. He says the “fire” started in 2008. He believes Obama squandered the energy of his candidacy. “Rather than infusing that energy into the veins of the Democratic party and making...
  • Fusion GPS Paid Journalists Known for Russia Collusion Stories, Court Filings Show

    11/22/2017 9:35:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    People's Pundit Daily ^ | November 22, 2017 | Staff
    Newly filed court documents reveal Fusion GPS, the shadowy firm behind the debunked Steele dossier, paid at least three journalists between June 2016 until February 2017. According to the filing, the three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS are known for reporting on “Russia issues relevant to [the committee’s] investigation.” The dates are noteworthy, considering that’s when Big Media began pushing the unsubstantiated “collusion” narrative between Russia and people close to now President Donald Trump. Further, a filing by lawyers for the House Intelligence Committee claims Fusion GPS “brokered meetings for dossier author Christopher Steele with at least five...
  • This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful Hillary Clinton is not president

    11/22/2017 9:09:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | Marc A. Thiessen
    This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things — but when it comes to politics, I am especially thankful that Hillary Clinton is not sitting in the Oval Office. I am thankful that Neil M. Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court and that President Trump has secured a conservative majority that will protect human life, religious liberty, the Second Amendment and limited government. I am also thankful the president is moving at record pace to fill the federal appeals courts with young conservative judges. While the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases a year, the federal appeals courts get...
  • Making Manufacturing Great Again Would Add $530 Billion to GDP

    11/22/2017 8:12:25 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | November 20, 2017 | Andrew Soergel
    The U.S. manufacturing sector has weathered a bumpy road over the course of the past two decades – but successfully righting the country's industrial ship would mean an economic windfall of $530 billion, according to a new report from The McKinsey Global Institute. McKinsey put out a lengthy report last week profiling the past several years of U.S. manufacturing malaise – noting that only a few sectors, like "pharmaceuticals, electronics and aerospace" have emerged relatively unscathed. "Some industries staged a modest demand-driven recovery between 2010 and 2015. But growth in overall U.S. manufacturing output has been slowing for two decades,...
  • Chinese entrepreneurs bring jobs to US heartland

    11/22/2017 5:04:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CGTN America ^ | November 8, 2017 | Owen Fairclough
    Donald Trump makes his first visit to China having frequently accused his hosts of stealing U.S. jobs. But Chinese companies are creating them all over the U.S. and often in states that voted for Trump. So how do those companies navigate the rhetoric? CGTN’s Owen Fairclough reports from the U.S. state of Tennessee. The live band belts out Dolly Parton’s classic chorus “Workin’ 9 to 5” as tourists enjoy happy hour drinks at Legend’s bar on Broadway, the strip that made Nashville world famous as country music’s home. And a short drive away, China is quietly challenging perceptions about where...