opinion Jill Lawrence USA TODAY Published 2:03 p.m. UTC Aug 26, 2018 Politics is often a slog, but once in a while a moment of sheer exhilaration can slam you with what is possible. One of those moments for me was a John McCain rally on the snow-covered banks of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H. John Fogerty’s Centerfield blared across the park (“Put me in, coach, I’m ready to play, today”) and McCain was flanked by his partners in anti-establishment mischief — Sens. Lindsey Graham and Fred Thompson. “He’s one of the worst movie actors that I’ve ever seen,” McCain said jokingly of Thompson. “No negative campaigning!” the late senator, indeed a movie actor, shot back. They were giddy, and rightly so. The February 2000 New Hampshire primary was nearly upon us, and McCain was almost certainly going to deliver a comeuppance to the Bush dynasty. After that massive victory over Texas Gov. George W. Bush, … [Read more...] about McCain wanted to ‘raise hell’ and leave it all on the field. Mission accomplished, Senator.
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Trevor Hughes USA TODAY Published 8:10 p.m. UTC Aug 15, 2018 Farmers in Oklahoma are getting a helping hand from drones as they fight an unusual menace: the $2 billion problem posed by wild pigs. Members of the Choctaw Nation in central Oklahoma deploy the drones as part of a national experiment launched by the Federal Aviation Administration in May that will also see drones deliver medical supplies in Nevada and spray insecticides on mosquitoes in Florida. It’s part of a fast-growing industry with the potential to transform deliveries, farming and construction, help communities recover faster from disasters and reduce congestion on roads. “We want to make more things possible,” said James Grimsley, the president and CEO of drone company DII, which works with the Choctaw Nation. Drones drop dried corn into traps used to capture wild pigs, which destroy crops and can pollute water sources. More: Cell service can mean life or death … [Read more...] about Fighting pigs from the sky: Drones to help farmers trap feral swine under FAA program
There are many complex events and stories in Russian history. Instead of (sometimes) boring analysis, we decided to retell a few of these stories as short plays with countries, historical figures, and people as characters. Cast: Russia – an Eastern European empire, powerful, always short of money, and full of corrupt officials.U.S. – a young mighty state, but dealing with inner political problems. An enemy of Great Britain.Great Britain – “ruler of the seas.” Enemy (sometimes ally) of Russia and the U.S. Wants to cut profits for both of them.Russian-American company – a Russian state-funded company established for trade with America.Russian explorers – different Russian explorers, sailors, and merchants.Count Muravyov-Amursky– Governor-general of Eastern Siberia.Officers of the Russian-American company – naval officers, young Russian noblemen, as arrogant as they are … [Read more...] about Playing out Russian history: Russia selling Alaska to the U.S.
PUBLISHED: 12:25 04 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:25 04 August 2018 Steve Russell Ah, ski-ing. That will take our minds off the sweltering weather. If this looks a bit tame, Powder, by Patrick Thorne, suggests trying The 50 Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto Kirzaa Mind you, would we really fancy going to a place where the temperature falls regularly to -92C? Ooh! When the sun’s high in the sky and covering cloud has vanished, we need something to take our minds off the heat. Thank goodness books are there to transport us to other places. Steven Russell offers a selection to take us somewhere coolerWild Swimming: 300 Hidden Dips in the Rivers, Lakes and Waterfalls of Britain, by Daniel Start, Wild Things PublishingWhen it’s hot, water is the answer. If you want to go more hard-core than a swimming pool, try the great outdoors (though do be careful). This book also includes information for children and families, … [Read more...] about Books to help cool our brains!
Yesterday Bristol Palin made headline when reports claimed she was joining the cast of Teen Mom OG. And on Friday the daughter of Alaskan politician Sarah Palin confirmed the news via her Instagram, sharing a portrait of her and her three offspring with a camera crew in the background for her announcement. The reality persona wrote that she's 'excited' and looking 'forward to sharing my experiences and hope that I can help others on their journey' in her caption. Newbie: Bristol Palin confirmed she was joining the cast of Teen Mom OG in an Instagram post Friday, one day after her casting was reported by TMZ In the photo she appeared with daughters Atlee, one , Sailor, two, and eldest child Trip, now nine. The TV personality, who gave birth to first son Tripp as a 17-years old and is now 27, is signed on to be a regular on the MTV reality show, according to a production insider who spoke with TMZ Thursday. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Farrah Abraham and … [Read more...] about Bristol Palin joining Teen Mom OG and hopes to ‘help others’ with show