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  • Philippine Air Force set to acquire Gripen fighters

    10/20/2018 8:39:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Asia Times ^ | October 20, 2018 | Bertil Lintner|
    The air force has been looking for more than a decade for aircraft to replace its US-made F5A/B jet interceptors that retired in 2005 The Philippine government is likely to buy Swedish-made Gripen multirole supersonic fighters for its air force, the Philippine News Agency reports. Apart from being cheaper to purchase and less expensive to maintain, Gripen has also proved to be an excellent fighter aircraft, Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana told the news agency in an exclusive interview this week. The Philippine Air Force has been looking for more than a decade for what aircraft it would buy to...
  • New Penn prof Jeb Bush discusses 'tribal tendencies' of partisan politics at College Hall

    10/19/2018 8:28:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Daily Pennsylvanian ^ | October 18, 2018 | Courtney Daub
    In a packed room in College Hall on Wednesday night, former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush gave his first talk at Penn since being named the second Presidential Practice Professor. Bush addressed the partisan nature in politics today and the lack of dialogue that exists across the aisle, urging conservatives to return to the idea that America is the land of opportunity. The event, co-hosted by the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy and Penn Political Union, focused on the state of American democracy and what Bush calls increased “tribal tendencies” in partisan politics in a time of...
  • Now hiring: Door County manufacturers seek hundreds of workers (Wisconsin)

    10/18/2018 10:55:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 15, 2017 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/10/15/door-county-manufacturers-hiring-hundreds-workers-shipbuilding/1599068002/
  • Fiberglass manufacturer Jushi USA looking to quickly hire 400 workers in the Midlands (S Carolina)

    10/18/2018 10:47:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | October 18, 2018 | Staff
    RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A fiberglass product manufacturer that recently opened an 80,000-ton production line in Richland County is looking to hire 400 employees for work immediately. Jushi USA is looking for 400 manufacturing production workers for their facility, located in Pineview Industrial Park in Columbia. The China Jushi Corporation is a leading supplier of fiberglass reinforcements and fabrics to the worldwide reinforced plastics industry. Jushi’s first manufacturing site in North America – is the largest economic development announcement in Richland County since Union Camp hatched plans for a $600 million paper mill in Eastover in 1981. The new...
  • This week's top insurance jobs

    10/18/2018 10:27:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Insurance Business ^ | October 15, 2017 | Lyle Adriano
    Each week, Insurance Business America shares top job opportunities from across America. For this week: Insurance Sales Intern, Country Financial Country Financial is looking for interns interested in “ongoing professional growth and learning.” The internship has the potential to last a full year, with a possible job offer at the end. Interns with the company will learn alongside Country Financial’s representatives on what it means to be an insurance agent. The insurer is looking for interns for its nine locations throughout America; follow the links to apply for the position in Hillsboro, OR, Carol Stream, IL, Columbia, MO, Corvallis, OR,...
  • MORE Bodies Found in Detroit Cantrell Funeral Home, families Suing!!! In&Out UPDATE

    10/18/2018 4:03:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    TheSoto YaDig ^ | October 18, 2018 | DJ Just Jay
    MORE Bodies Found in Detroit Cantrell Funeral Home, families Suing!!! In&Out UPDATE livestream
  • Gillum's Anti-Law Enforcement Agenda for Florida

    10/18/2018 6:14:16 AM PDT · by Basket_of_Deplorables · 10 replies
    RealClear Politics ^ | 10/17/2018 | Steve Hantler
    The past several years have witnessed the radical left using law enforcement as a political target, which has increased the risks for those in uniform and hurt public safety. Andrew Gillum, the so-called “democratic socialist” candidate for governor of Florida, represents the triumph of the progressive left’s approach to law enforcement, and a victory by him in November would lead to a statewide increase in crime. That Florida would see such a rise under Gillum is not fanciful speculation but an obvious inference from his tenure as mayor of Tallahassee. On his watch, the city/Leon County metro area has had...
  • LGBTQ(????) "history" being honored/funded/promoted (VANITY - sort of)

    10/17/2018 9:35:24 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 14 replies
    me | 10/17/18 | me
    So I got an invitation today for Preservation Maryland.... ...and I'm not happy.
  • Mayor of DC to Pick Up the Bill for Halloween Drag Queen Footrace

    10/17/2018 5:14:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | October 16, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    This story originally appeared on the website LGBTQ nation under the headline DC Mayor will pay for 100 drag queens to run a footrace through city streets.If you saw that without knowing the source, you’d probably guess it was from a conservative site, likely because the title openly addresses the fact that the mayor is using taxpayer dollars to fund a footrace for drag queens, something that is certainly outrageous on many levels.The fact that this title is written glowingly, not for shock value, shows you exactly how great the ideological gap is between progressives and conservatives.Conservatives have the wild...
  • A Rock Hill manufacturer is bringing more than 60 jobs, investing $13.4 million (South Carolina)

    10/12/2018 4:00:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Herald ^ | October 9, 2018 | John Marks
    Another manufacturer is bringing jobs to Rock Hill. The South Carolina Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that Linde Hydraulics Corp. will invest $13.4 million and create more than 60 jobs when it opens a new production site in Rock Hill. Linde is a global hydraulic and electronic drive system maker. “Linde Hydraulics is the latest industry leader to select our state for its operations, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to our dynamic business community,” Gov. Henry McMaster said in a statement. The new 67,200-square-foot site at 1679 Overview Drive in Rock Hill should be up and...
  • Syracuse tech firm SRC plans to hire 300 as military, overseas sales surge (New York, elsewhere)

    10/12/2018 3:49:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | October 10, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    SRC Inc., one of Central New York's fastest-growing companies, has boosted its expansion and hiring plans amid a surge in sales to U.S. military and international customers. The Cicero-based company plans to hire more than 300 employees within the next year while opening offices in Canada and the United Kingdom, said Paul Tremont, SRC's president and chief executive officer. About 200 of the new employees will be based in Central New York, while other new hires will fill openings in SRC regional offices in Dayton, Ohio; San Antonio; Charlottesville, Va., and Chantilly, Va., he said. Tremont said SRC's growth has...
  • Local manufacturing companies struggling to fill open jobs (Ohio)

    10/12/2018 2:04:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Youngstown Vindicator ^ | October 6, 2018 | Jordyn Grzelewski
    There is no limit on how many people Vallourec, a global manufacturing company with a steel pipe mill here in the Valley, could hire right now, said Chris Allen, the company’s talent acquisition manager for North America. “We don’t have enough [workers] and we won’t have enough,” Allen said. “Our [hiring] number is infinite right now.” That demand is no doubt driven partly by the boom in oil and natural gas, one of the primary industries Vallourec serves, but there are other issues at play that other Valley manufacturing companies are experiencing, too. “We could use 20 more [employees] right...
  • Man accused of threatening to kill President Trump arrested in St. Albans (W. Virginia)

    10/09/2018 8:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WOAI-TV ^ | October 9, 2018 | Mamie Buoy
    ST. ALBANS, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A man from Bremerton, Washington is in a West Virginia jail accused of threatening to kill President Donald Trump. Joshua Wills, 29, is charged with brandishing deadly weapons, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and prohibited acts. According to court documents, St. Albans police officers were called to Roadside Park Tuesday afternoon to meet with United States Secret Service agents....
  • VW Chattanooga to hire upwards of 1,000 more workers, add third shift starting next year (Tennessee)

    10/06/2018 3:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | October 5, 2018 | Mike Pare
    Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant plans to add a third shift, and potentially hire upwards of 1,000 more workers, as it readies to make the five-seat version of its Atlas SUV next year, an official said Friday. "We're already planning," said Antonio Pinto, chief executive of the Volkswagen plant, adding that hiring is expected to start this year and continue in 2019. Pinto, speaking after a ceremony unveiling the 100,000th Atlas produced at the sprawling factory, said the third shift will begin next year as the five-seat Atlas is added to production. Plant workers now assemble the seven-seat SUV and the midsize...
  • Now hiring: Wisconsin makes change for military-trained drivers to land trucking jobs

    10/06/2018 3:16:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Green Bay Press-Gazette | October 5, 2018 | Nathan Phelps
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/money/2018/10/05/now-hiring-wisconsin-waives-tests-some-military-truck-drivers/1532384002/
  • 'Money talks': Trump may be more popular in Sask. than polling suggests (Saskatchewan, Canada)

    10/06/2018 12:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | October 3, 2018 | Les MacPherson
    'The deeper the swamp, the more popular the bulldozer' Do not be reassured by the apparent unpopularity in Saskatchewan of Donald Trump. A provincial poll commissioned by the CBC from the University of Saskatchewan Social Science Research Lab suggests a fraction less than 20 per cent of respondents are on side with Trump. Those on the other side are nearer to 75 per cent. Some will be horrified to learn Trump has any support here at all, but these are landslide numbers. If Trump were to run in Saskatchewan for public office, the poll says he'd get creamed. But wait...
  • Foxconn holding five hiring events over next month: Hiring hundreds (Wisconsin)

    10/05/2018 3:25:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Biz Times ^ | October 5, 2018 | Arthur Thomas
    Foxconn Technology Group plans to hold five hiring events around the state over the next month as it ramps up hiring for its Wisconsin operations. The company says its hiring for “several hundred” positions in areas including human resources, hardware, software and firmware engineering, finance and accounting, legal, business analysis, graphics and interior design, construction management, sales, and marketing. Candidates interested in attending the hiring fairs and applying for Foxconn positions can pre-register and submit their resumes to https://fewidev.com/events/#/. Only candidates who are shortlisted and assigned interview times will be invited to attend the events. The events are scheduled for...
  • South Korea honors Ute Tribe veterans for service during Korean War

    10/01/2018 12:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    KSL-TV ^ | September 30, 2018 | Jed Boal
    FORT DUCHESNE, Uintah County – A delegation from the South Korean government visited Utah to thank several members of the Ute Tribe for their service on behalf of the Korean people. The Korean War has often been referred to as, “The Forgotten War.” The South Korean government made sure the sacrifices of 19 Native Americans from the Ute Tribe were not forgotten in Fort Duchesne Thursday. A solemn ceremony was held at a war memorial for American war heroes, with Native American reverence and blessings from the Ute Tribe. “Even when I think about it, I get emotional,” said John...
  • Winnebago County GOP Headquarters Vandalized By Kavanaugh Opponents

    10/01/2018 7:58:09 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 39 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Ocotober 1, 2018 | Anonymous
    Sunday, Republicans in Winnebago County woke up to angry messages sprawled on their headquarters' building referring to the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. The date of the DC contentious Judicial Committee hearing "9/27/18" was spray painted on a wall, along with words "Rape" and "Shame" multiple times. State Rep. John Cabello (R-Loves Park) - a Rockford police detective when not serving his constituents - posted photos of the vandalism on his Facebook page with these words: "We can have out differences. We can have good-spirited debate. I hope whoever is responsible for this will be brought...
  • One company is bringing hundreds of jobs to Columbia (South Carolina)

    09/30/2018 12:50:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WACH-TV ^ | September 27, 2018 | Bryant Monteilh|
    “We’ve made a 300-million-dollar commitment to South Carolina, to Columbia, to Richland County.” Says Drew Walker, Co-President of Jushi USA Corporation. Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Columbia, as a Chinese company expands in the U.S. The company is called Jushi which means “giant stone” and is about to complete construction on its first manufacturing site built in the U.S. It's part of Columbia’s Pineview Industrial Park along Shop Rd. It’s the largest factory ever built in Richland County and will be the largest in the southeast. “The factory is about 90 percent complete. We expect to open in...