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  • Man Killed By Austin Police Was Up-And-Coming Louisiana Rapper

    08/19/2018 3:30:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Patch ^ | August 17, 2018 | Tony Cantu
    AUSTIN, TX — A man shot dead by police early Friday on 6th Street has been identified by family members as a rapper from Baton Rouge, La. Aquantis Givens, 21, was shot behind the Terminal 6 bar on 6th Street after police responded at 1 a.m. to a report of shots fired. As police arrived, they took positions near the alley behind the bar when a man is said to have run towards them with a gun, police said. After repeatedly commanding Givens to drop the gun, eight officers opened fire, according to the official account. Givens was transported to...
  • Man, 98, walks nearly 6 miles to visit paralyzed wife in hospital

    08/18/2018 3:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    WSB-AM ^ | August 17, 2018 | Jared Leone
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Luther Younger walks everywhere. For the past two weeks, the 98-year-old Korean War veteran has walked about 6 miles each way to visit his wife of 50 years, who is paralyzed and at the hospital, Spectrum News Rochester reported. “I ain’t nothing without my wife,” Younger told Spectrum New Rochester. “It’s been a rough pull. It’s been tough.” (TWEET-AT-LINK) He was walking in the rain Tuesday when he got help from a passerby. “I had to pick him up and I couldn’t be one of the ones who would just drive by,” Dan Bookhard told Spectrum News...
  • Why the Southern Kitchen team lives off of Publix subs, a.k.a. Pub Subs, all summer long

    08/18/2018 3:15:24 AM PDT · by texas booster · 73 replies
    Southern Kitchen website ^ | Aug 17 2018 | Rachel Taylor
    Along with a great shopping experience, Publix also prides itself on the food it makes fresh daily in the store. Some of us grab a box of fried chicken for an easy dinner and others pick up some great sweet tea for a get-together. But the most popular item in the Publix deli is the sub sandwiches. Appropriately nicknamed “Pub Subs,” these sandwiches hold a special place in our hearts. Most of us remember our very first Pub Sub, and over the years have perfected our orders. We won’t mention them by name, but other sandwich chains just can’t compete....
  • Ultravision set to invest $4mn in new manufacturing facility in Dallas (Texas)

    08/17/2018 8:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Global Manufacturing ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sean Galea-Pace
    The leading innovator of LED displays and lighting, Ultravision International, is set to invest $4mn to unveil its new manufacturing lines in Dallas. The firm, who also manufacturers and distributes its lighting displays, has shown its commitment to its American workforce in a move that is expected to triple the company’s capacity of employees and increase its production output. Ultravision currently has 39 patents for LED lighting and LED modular display panel technologies. William Hall, CEO and co-founder of Ultravision International, said: “Ultravision fundamentally changed the LED industry by inventing light-weight, modular display panels that eliminate the need for cabinet...
  • Over 40 employers hiring at Job Fest Wednesday (Tennessee)

    08/17/2018 5:19:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Times Free Press ^ | August 16, 2018 | Staff
    More than 40 Chattanooga area employers will be conducting job interviews and hiring workers during a job fair Wednesday, Aug. 22 hosted by EPIC Talent Solutions at the Chattanooga Times Free Press building, 400 E. 11th St. in downtown Chattanooga. Employers from a variety of industries will be offering full- and part-time positions in healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, professionals, general labor and seasonal jobs. The all-day job fair, which is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, is being conducted on the third floor of the Times Free Press building, two blocks east of Chattanooga City Hall. Persons are urged...
  • Humana hiring more than 50 in Tempe (Arizona)

    08/16/2018 11:27:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Arizona Big Media ^ | August 13, 2018
    Humana Inc., a leading health and well-being company, is hiring more than 50 full-time employees this month at its Humana Pharmacy call center located in Tempe, Arizona. Humana is hiring for Patient Care Coordinator and Inbound Contacts Representative positions. All roles will work out of the Tempe call center, located at 7333 S. Hardy Drive, Suite 102. Interviews are being held the week of Aug. 13, 20 and 27, so candidates are encouraged to apply soon. Patient Care Coordinators work directly with critically-ill members to assist with specialty medication refills, including working with the member’s health care provider’s office. This...
  • AT&T to Hold a Job Fair to Fill 70 Call Center Positions (Missouri)

    08/16/2018 10:12:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KOZL-TV ^ | August 15, 2018 | Chris Six
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo- Looking for a job? Well AT&T might have one... or 70 jobs available. The company is hosting a hiring event to fill 70 call center representatives. The event will be this Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 600 E. St. Louis St., 1st Floor in Springfield. The new jobs come as AT&T is expanding its entertainment sales and services operations. To find more details on these jobs and fill out an application before the hiring event, click here.
  • Robins Air Force Base will fill 1,200 new jobs by the end of 2019. Here’s how to apply (Georgia)

    08/16/2018 1:47:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Macon Telegraph ^ | August 15, 2018 | Linda S. Morris
    The largest employer in Middle Georgia is getting even bigger. Robins Air Force Base announced plans Wednesday to hire 1,200 people at its Air Logistics Complex by the end of 2019. The new jobs were created because of new work that’s come to the base during the past year, Brig. Gen. John Kubinec, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, said in a news conference held on the base’s flight line. “Just over a year ago they rolled out the very first Global Hawk we did here,” he said. “We have inducted our very first J-STARS aircraft for (programmed depot maintenance)....
  • Illinois ranks as one of most anti-Trump states in new survey

    08/16/2018 7:39:27 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    ILLINOIS REVIEW ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Illinois ranks as one of most anti-Trump states in new survey August 16, 2018 CHICAGO - If you've ever wondered why you don't see very many Trump bumper stickers or red MAGA caps when you're out and about in Illinois, well there's a reason: Trump isn't well-liked here, in case you haven't noticed. In fact, Illinois is one of the nation's most anti-Trump states, according to a state-by-state approval rating poll released by Morning Consult. Illinois disapproves of Trump almost as much as Left Coast California and East Coast New York
  • Pearl Jam shares poster depicting Trump's corpse and a burning White House

    08/15/2018 10:05:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Tyler McCarthy
    A poster for a recent Pearl Jam concert has sparked outrage for depicting the corpse of President Donald Trump. The band staged a concert to get fans to vote for Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on Monday. To promote the show, bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Draws Skullz drew up some artwork that included graphic imagery of the White House on fire and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and breaking. The artwork also included an image of the corpse of Trump being picked at by a bald eagle while it reaches for a briefcase that appears to have...
  • Man shoots friend over 30$ debt

    08/15/2018 9:48:53 AM PDT · by Ikeon · 39 replies
    personal | 08/15/2018 | ikeon
    HEADLINES ..A local man shot and killed his neighbor over a 30$ debt- Reads the local head line. The local fish wrap reported Mr. A went to Mr. B's house to confront him over 30$ Mr.B owned Mr.A... Mr.B answers the door and Mr A confronted him about money owed, an arguement ensued and Mr. A shot Mr. B in the chest and fled. Several witnesses identified Mr A as the shooter, most notable was his wife and kids who were standing in the house when Mr B was shot and saw the whole thing! The police were called and...
  • Dubai unveils plans for $2 billion tech-driven mega mall (Largest in the world)

    08/14/2018 9:25:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    CNN Travel ^ | August 12, 2018 | Selina Julien
    Plans for a sprawling "high-tech-meets-retail" metropolis have been unveiled in Dubai. The mega mall will be the largest leasable retail space in the world, spanning over 100 soccer fields in size. Called Dubai Square, the $2 billion project in the Dubai Creek Harbour development will boast over 8 million square feet of retail space -- more than twice the size of Dubai Mall -- and will also be home to the Middle East's largest Chinatown. Designed as a destination outright, the ground floor will host celebrity performances, concerts and theater shows in a futuristic entertainment arena with 3D projection mapping,...
  • Journalist Found Dead After Reporting Bill Clinton to FBI & DHS for Allegedly Raping Boy

    08/14/2018 9:32:20 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 79 replies
    True Pundit ^ | August 14, 2018 | Investigative Bureau
    Original Title: Investigative Journalist Found Dead in D.C. Hotel Room Weeks After Reporting Bill Clinton to FBI & DHS for Allegedly Raping Boy .....Snip...... Investigative Journalist Jen Moore was found dead in a suburban Washington D.C. hotel room Monday, according to police and shocked and distraught friends and colleagues. ....Snip.... Moore, an advocate who investigated abused and trafficked children, had been in the process of investigating allegations by a 26-year-old man that — as a young boy — he was sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton and.....
  • Tuesday Marks Last Day to Vote on Top Three New Foods at Iowa State Fair

    08/14/2018 9:06:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | August 14, 2018 | Christina Salonikas
    DES MOINES, Iowa – There are three finalists for the 2018 Best New Food at the Iowa State Fair. The Brown Sugar Pork Belly on a Stick is made at the Iowa Pork Tent. It is a quarter pound strip of pork belly that is coated in brown sugar. It costs $7. The All Iowa Belly Up Burger is located at the Rib Shack. It is a half-pound of ground pork belly that is seasoned in its signature sauce. There are two pieces of sugar coated bacon, pulled pork and coleslaw. It costs $10. The third finalist comes from the...
  • Korean War veteran's remains identified, escorted to hometown of Superior, WI

    08/13/2018 4:35:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KMSP-TV ^ | August 13, 2018
    SUPERIOR, Wisconsin (KMSP) - Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputies escorted the remains of a Korean War Veteran to his home in Superior, Wisconsin Sunday. Army Sgt. 1st Class Rufus L. Ketchum, 38, of Superior, will be buried Aug. 14. He was a medic and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for Valor and the Bronze Star. He was among 2,500 U.S. and 700 South Korean soldiers that deployed east of the Chosin Reservoir in North Korea in November 1950. His team was attacked by Chinese forces there, of which 1,500 survived, but the rest were captured, killed or missing in enemy...
  • Congressman Keith Ellison, Deputy Chairman DNC, Faces Serious Allegations of Domestic Violence,..

    08/12/2018 3:48:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 26 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 8/12/2018 | SUNDANCE
    Congressional Representative Keith Ellison was elected to congress in 2007, and has been serving as Deputy Chairman of the Democrat National Committee since 2017. Additionally, Ellison is a current candidate for Attorney General of Minnesota. Representative Ellison has been accused of domestic violence by his former partner Karen Monahan [See Monahan twitter here]. Yesterday Karen Monahan’s son, Austin Monahan, provided details of the allegations in a Facebook Post that outlines prior evidence of the horrific abuse he discovered in 2017, and Austin’s motive for bringing the issue to light now to support Karen Monahan’s recent claims. Austin Monahan claims there...
  • Hyundai creates separate sound zones in cars

    08/12/2018 1:33:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jin Eun-Soo
    Hyundai Motor has developed a sound system for vehicles in which passengers and the driver can hear different songs or make totally private phone calls. It is the first such system in the world, the carmaker announced Sunday, and will be offered in Hyundai Motor cars within a year or two. Korea’s largest carmaker calls the system a “separated sound zone” and unveiled it on its official website and on YouTube last Sunday. In the YouTube video, classical music plays in the front of the car where two parents are sitting, while pop music plays in the back for children....
  • The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave

    08/12/2018 8:11:01 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | AUGUST 8, 2018 | Jack Dunphy
    The Real Reasons for Chicago's Deadly Crime Wave Jack Dunphy It is an accepted but lamented fact of life among police officers that in order to rise on the promotional ladder, one must endorse the political fashions currently in favor among the city’s politicians. And the higher one ascends on that ladder, the more convincingly one must do so. As a consequence, reflecting the governing principles of almost any city you can name, most police chiefs are liberals, or at least pretend to be with a passing level of feigned sincerity. As a result of this, the upper levels of...
  • OH-Gov: Dem candidate Cordray cries foul on ad about time leading CFPB

    08/11/2018 7:28:13 AM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    The Democratic candidate for governor of Ohio, Richard Cordray, has called for state and local TV stations to pull an ad he claims presents false information, according to the Associated Press. The ad focuses on Cordray’s time as the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under both former President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump. “The advertisement contains statements for which [Republican Governors Association Right Direction PAC] publicly concedes there is no factual backup; and it makes other false assertions that are contradicted by evidence in the public record,” read a cease and desist letter written by Cordray’s lawyers....
  • Ben Jealous is demanding TV stations stop airing this commercial by his GOP opponent

    08/11/2018 7:21:45 AM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 10, 2018 | Carlos Garcia
    Former NAACP president and current Maryland gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous is demanding that television stations stop airing a commercial from his political opponent. “Evidence to the controversy” An attorney representing the Ben Jealous campaign sent a letter to four television stations telling them to pull down a political ad from incumbent Governor Larry Hogan. “The Republican Governor’s Association in this advertisement uses selective editing techniques to make the false claim that Mr. Jealous is a socialist, despite clear and repeated evidence to the controversy,” wrote James Temple Jr., which likely meant to say “evidence to the contrary.” Former NAACP president...