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Visit One News Page for Veterans news from around the world, aggregated from leading sources including newswires, newspapers and broadcast media. Search millions of archived news headlines. This feed provides the Veterans news headlines.

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    Virgin is backing away from plans to honour ex-service men and women with priority boarding and in-flight praise, after the proposal was widely panned. Reported by SBS 5 hours ago.

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    The Australian Defence Association says the best help companies and governments can give veterans is a job, not a gesture. Reported by SBS 5 hours ago.

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    In previous generations, the need to ensure veterans were adequately cared for, not just “thanked”, was a no-brainer. Reported by Brisbane Times 4 hours ago.

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    Virgin Australia has said it will now seek public consultation before going ahead with plans to offer priority boarding and a salute to veterans prior to take-off on its flights. Reported by Brisbane Times 3 hours ago.

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    The Australian Defence Association says the best help companies and governments can give veterans is a job, not a gesture. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.

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    Virgin is backing away from plans to honour ex-service men and women with priority boarding and in-flight praise, after the proposal was widely panned. Reported by SBS 2 hours ago.

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    Australian military veterans said that Virgin Australia’s offer to give them priority boarding was un-Australian. Others said the policy was “too American.” Reported by NYTimes.com 2 hours ago.

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    Veterans are told to leave London shopping centre over 'public safety' risks John Paul Gaughan, 59, and Vic Emery, 57, who served a collective total of 50 years, were told on Saturday they did not have permission to be at intu Uxbridge and would have to leave. Reported by MailOnline 17 minutes ago.

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    Wounded Vet Mocked by Pete Davidson Suggests ‘SNL’ Donate a Million to Veterans’ Groups Not everyone watching “Saturday Night Live” last weekend found Pete Davidson’s “first impression” of wounded veteran and congressional hopeful Dan Crenshaw funny — including Dan Crenshaw.

    “The first part of that skit was just strange … The second part, I think, is when it just became dark,” Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who is running for Congress in Texas’ 2nd district, told CNN on Monday.

    “We have thick skin, but as veterans, it’s hard for us to understand why war wounds would elicit such raucous laughter from an audience,” the Republican candidate said, adding, “I think they should’ve rethought that joke a little bit — if you can even call it a joke.”

    *Also Read:* 'SNL': Pete Davidson Acknowledges Breakup With Ariana Grande (and Urges You to Vote)

    “I think what [Davidson] and maybe the producers at SNL should do is pool their money together, let’s throw a figure out there — a million dollars — and we will donate that to a series of veterans non-profits that helps veterans,” Crenshaw said.

    Here is the joke in question, which Davidson told while giving his “First Impression” of several congressional candidates to “Weekend Update” co-anchors Michael Che and Colin Jost:



    “This guy is kinda cool, Dan Crenshaw. You may be surprised to hear he’s a congressional candidate from Texas, and not a hit man in a porno movie. I’m sorry, I know he lost his eye in war, or whatever.”



    Meanwhile, Davidson’s  “SNL” castmate Kenan Thompson addressed the joke during a sit down on the “Today” show Monday.

    “[Davidson] definitely missed the mark,” Thompson said. “I think he was more so commenting on the fact that the joke maybe didn’t land as hard as he wanted to as opposed to being like I don’t care about veterans.”

    *Also Read:* 7 Stars Who Had to Remove Tattoos of Their Exes, From Johnny Depp to Pete Davidson (Photos)

    Thompson told “Today” it “definitely seems” like Davidson crossed a line: “My father’s a veteran, Vietnam, and I personally would never necessarily go there, but it’s tough when you’re fishing for jokes — like that’s how standups feel like there’s no real filters out there in the world when they’re trying to go for a great joke or whatever and we try to respect that but at the same time, when you miss the mark, you’re offending people so you have to really be a little more aware in my opinion.”

    “I think Pete’s a very humble dude and he’s got a big heart and I don’t think he goes out to offend people, but stand-ups, they’re the ones who help us laugh through the most awful things in the first place so they’re always fishing in weird places and that was an unfortunate outcome,” Thompson added.

    Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called out both Davidson and “SNL” boss Lorne Michaels, saying the latter should be fired by NBC for allowing the joke in the first place, tweeting Monday:



    Saturday Night Live mocked the appearance of a combat veteran that lost an eye on the battlefield. This was not funny in any way. They scripted it, rehearsed it, laughed at it, aired it and promoted it. VSOs should demand @nbcsnl head Lorne Michaels he fired #FireLorneMichaels

    — Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) November 5, 2018



    *Also Read:* 'SNL': Pete Davidson Rips Kanye West in Weekend Update Segment (Video)

    Crenshaw told CNN he will not “demand an apology,” though Davidson “probably should apologize.” “I don’t want some hollow apology,” he said.

    “I think he’s exposed himself,” Crenshaw said of Davidson. “I think he’s exposed himself for who he really is. I wish him well.”

    NBC declined TheWrap‘s request for comment on this story.

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    'SNL': Kate McKinnon's Laura Ingraham Reminds You Not to Vote, Mocks Alec Baldwin (Video)

    Is There a New 'SNL' Episode Airing This Week? Reported by The Wrap 13 hours ago.

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    Tustin Parents, Neighbors, and City Leaders Urge the Tustin City Council to Find an Alternate Location for New Homeless Shelter Citing Safety Risks Associated with Proximity to School and Incoming Park

    TUSTIN, Calif. (PRWEB) November 05, 2018

    Residents of Tustin are disheartened with the City’s recent decision to convert its vacant Advanced Technology and Education Park (ATEP) facility, located at 15445 Lansdowne Rd., into an emergency homeless shelter -- steps away from Heritage Elementary School and across the street from the future Tustin Veterans Sports Park. The City of Tustin quietly made the decision as it entered into a settlement agreement to produce at least 50 emergency shelter beds within 120 days.

    “It’s not the news about the shelter that’s upsetting – homelessness in Orange County needs to be addressed. It’s the location adjacent to an elementary school and park combined with the lack of transparency from the City that upsets us,” said Tina Diep, Heritage Elementary School parent, and head of her community’s Neighborhood Watch Committee. “The safety and security of the children of Tustin should be the City of Tustin’s top priority.” Diep said.

    Lack of Transparency

    The news of the incoming shelter site neighboring Heritage Elementary was not only a surprise and disappointment to Tustin residents, but also to some of Tustin’s leaders. On November 1, Tustin City Council Candidate and current Planning Commissioner Chair, Austin Lumbard, Former Mayor, Terry Amante, and Former Mayor, Douglas S. Davert wrote a letter to Tustin City Manager, Jeff Parker. This letter expressed that while the City needs to address homelessness, it has ignored the fact that the proposed site is “nervously close to an elementary school.”

    The letter also asserts that the Planning Commission was never consulted in site selection and that the City failed to inform school administration, the public, and many City Hall employees. The letter concludes with a call to action:

    “We urge you to stop and quickly consider different sites. While it’s difficult to speculate which locations have already been considered -- since that information has not been shared -- we suggest taking a closer look at other options away from sensitive uses such as schools, parks, and residential neighborhoods.”

    Since the news leaked on October 25, via neighborhood social platform, Nextdoor.com, the forum has become flooded with comments from concerned Tustin Legacy-area parents. Once the City of Tustin distributed a press release validating the rumors, concerned residents decided to take action by forming the Protect Tustin Kids Organization.

    Protect Tustin Kids built a Facebook page, a website, and created a petition urging its leaders to find a safer shelter site location. The petition has now been signed by nearly 1,500 concerned residents, and continues to gain more signatures.

    Convenience over Safety

    As stated in an attachment to the November 6, 2018 City Council Meeting agenda, it is revealed that this proposed location is the most convenient and cost-effective option that would allow for compliance with the timeline of the federal court settlement. This sends a clear message to Tustin residents: City leaders are placing higher value on what’s convenient for them over the safety of Tustin children.

    “As an officer assigned to a Homeless Outreach Program, I work with transients from the South East LA riverbed every day, providing resources such as medical help, EBT cards, and shelter assistance. In my experience, this is absolutely a safety risk for our children. Yet, the City is willing to expose our kids to this environment of unstable and potentially dangerous people because it’s the quickest and cheapest option,” said a Heritage parent, and Senior Police Officer who requested to stay anonymous. “As a Heritage parent, and law enforcement officer who works with transients every day, I’m shocked and disgusted,” he said.

    The officer also notes that a couple months ago, his own Tustin neighborhood, Columbus Square, experienced 7-9 car break-ins by one transient woman in a single night. “This is already happening to residents in this location, imagine what it will be like once 50 more transients move in down the street,” he said.

    A Message to the City of Tustin

    Last week, parents and residents passed out fliers and created signs to make the public aware of what is happening to Heritage Elementary School and potentially its students. On the morning of Thursday, November 1st, nearly 100 concerned residents and Heritage parents held a peaceful protest at the future site of the proposed homeless shelter. Over the course of the morning, the group spread its message between the proposed shelter site and the intersection of Redhill and Valencia avenues, to inform residents and send a message to the City of Tustin leadership: our children’s safety must be valued over convenience.

    Media outlets, including NBC LA and the Orange County Register, were in attendance at this demonstration, as well as Tustin City Council Candidates, Barry Cooper, and Austin Lumbard who have both publicly shown support for the Protect Tustin Kids movement.

    Since the peaceful protest, the upcoming Tuesday, November 6, City Council meeting agenda has been updated with a motion for the Council Members to vote whether they are in favor of exploring alternate site locations or moving forward with the site selected on Lansdowne Rd.

    Tustin residents are urging the City Council to remember that a vote in favor of finding an alternate location for the emergency shelter would protect both vulnerable populations. A vote to forge ahead with the current plan is a vote decidedly against children's safety.

    “Concerned parents, like myself, will be attending the City Council meeting this Tuesday evening—and many of us have registered to address the Council, and request they vote in favor of revisiting location options,” said Sonal Patel, parent of 3 children attending Heritage.

    “Anyone who wants to see the City make a more thoughtful decision on this shelter’s location, should attend this meeting. Whether you sign up to speak, or just come to listen, the results of the council vote on seeking an alternate location might change the course of our kids’ lives,” said Patel.

    Heritage parent, and local Pediatrician, Huy Nguyen echos Patel’s statement and encourages residents to continue to send emails and make phone calls to City Council members, the Tustin Unified School District, and Tustin Board of Education. The Protect Tustin Kids Organization hosts city leadership contact information on its site.

    Nguyen concludes: “The City needs to do the right thing: protect and serve Tustin’s most vulnerable residents, its children.”

    About Protect Tustin Kids Organization

    The Protect Tustin Kids Organization is a group of concerned parents and neighbors in the Tustin Legacy community working together to stop the City of Tustin from establishing a 50-bed homeless shelter 500 feet from Heritage Elementary School. While we support the City of Tustin in its efforts to help the homeless individuals in our community, we believe the proximity of the shelter to Heritage Elementary School and the incoming Veterans Sports Park is a safety risk to our children. Please visit http://www.protecttustinkids.com for more information, and to learn how you can get involved. Reported by PRWeb 17 hours ago.

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    IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A new U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs clinic is opening in eastern Idaho with the capacity to treat three times more patients than the region was previously able to care for. Tim Huhtala, the regional head of primary care services for Veterans Affairs, told the Post Register that Idaho Falls […] Reported by Seattle Times 16 hours ago.

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    Great Clips® Honors Veterans across the U.S. with Free Haircuts on Veterans Day, Celebrates $10 Million Worth of Services Donated since 2013 MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#GREATful4VETS--Great Clips celebrates Veterans Day with a free haircut for veterans and active duty military at any Great Clips salon across the United States. Reported by Business Wire 16 hours ago.

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    NBC has infuriated veterans with a pair on incidents over the past week that have resulted in critics questioning the culture of the network and examining the lack of sensitivity when it comes to the brave men and women who have serviced in the military. Reported by FOXNews.com 16 hours ago.

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    Spring Hope, NC, Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NEWMEDIAWIRE -- Hemp, Inc. (OTC PINK: HEMP), a global leader in the industrial hemp industry with bi-coastal processing centers including the largest multipurpose industrial hemp processing facility in the western hemisphere (located in Spring Hope, North Carolina), announced today the company is featured in an article by FxPips ranking Hemp, Inc. among the top 15 leading hemp producers in the U.S. and Canada. FxPips is an online publication that provides investors with market research and trading news. The article highlights the huge potential for agricultural revenues from hemp and includes Hemp, Inc. as one of the top companies to watch in the industry.

    The article, “15 Leading Hemp Producers in Canada and US, Oct. 23,” details the immense growth potential within the cannabis industry, highlighting the 15 most prominent industry players as of October 23. The industrial hemp industry has seen a resurgence in the U.S., especially with the skyrocketing popularity of cannabidiol (CBD) hemp oil. The CBD market is expected to hit $591 million this year, and it may grow 40 times this size—to $22 billion by 2022, according to a new report by Brightfield Group.

    Notably, there are now over 40 states in the nation that have legalized hemp. Companies seeking to enter or further develop their footprint in the industrial hemp marketplace are aligning with Hemp, Inc. for the company’s proven expertise and state-of-the-art industrial hemp processing and manufacturing infrastructure in Spring Hope, North Carolina and operations in additional states, including Oregon and Arizona. 

    To read the article, “15 Leading Hemp Producers in Canada and US,” click here.

    “We are happy to be recognized as one of the premiere hemp companies here in North America,” said Hemp, Inc. CEO Bruce Perlowin. “We appreciate being acknowledged for our efforts throughout the U.S. to revitalize rural towns by offering a means to process industrial hemp. We recently built out the infrastructure of our processing facility in Medford, Oregon, and are currently partnering with farms in the Medford area that are looking to create a new revenue stream and have switched to growing hemp.”

    Perlowin continued, “We are also building out the infrastructure of the Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona, which will serve as a highly-strategic location for the processing and distribution of industrial hemp throughout the region, especially with hemp being a highly drought-tolerant plant set for success in the arid southwest. We expect that the industry’s growth will lead more farmers to make the switch to hemp and partner with Hemp, Inc for all of their processing needs.”

    For a more complete description on the Veteran Village Kins Community (as mentioned above), read the following October 24, 2017 press release, “Hemp, Inc. Announces Strategic Hemp Growing Partner ‘Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.’ Completes Final Site Plan Blueprints”, below: 

    Hemp, Inc. has announced that its strategic growing partner, "Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.", has completed its final site plan blueprints for its 500-acre site in Golden Valley, Arizona (20 miles north of Kingman, AZ and 90 minutes from Las Vegas, NV). The site plan was submitted to the Mohave County Building Department for final review. The Company is also in the final stages of completing the necessary infrastructure to support an off-grid, renewable, energy system. With the solar equipment in place, the site's solar power operation will be completed in the next days.

    As soon as the live streaming video cameras are up and operational, the world can actually see the way the Veteran Village Kins Community is designed and watch it being built. According to Perlowin, the basic framework or overall plan of the Veteran Village Kins Communities is to create a holistic healing and learning center that is designed to educate and heal veterans with PSTD, alcoholism, meth addiction, opioid addiction, and other psychological conditions while at the same time training them on the numerous aspects of being part of the emerging multi-billion dollar hemp industry. 

    We will also be building hemp-growing communities for other groups such as "Abused" Women & Children Village Kins Communities, the "Orphaned" Children Village Kins Communities, "Homeless" Village Kins Communities and the "Healers" Village Kins Communities (the healers are professionals who are knowledgeable in the modalities to treat these traumatized groups).  These particular communities are all synergistically aligned to work simultaneously supporting each other.

    For example, the "Healers" heal the traumatized veterans and women & children; the women support orphan children and orphan children want to see people living in homes and not homeless.  Thus, a portion of the hemp grown in each community goes to create and support another community, giving everybody a sense of giving back and helping others as they help themselves. This circles back to the healers who also work to heal the veterans and the other traumatized groups. This is the economic foundation on how the sale of the hemp products operates as a "quantum economic matrix" or an example of "symbiotic economics" which is more complex than this brief description allows.

    Dwight Jory, the Project Manager for the "Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.," said, "We are very happy with the progress. Our Kins Community is really beginning to come together." In anticipation of planting to begin during the spring, 300 acres have been fenced, 16 overnight trailer park sites are under construction, and six 40x40-ft organic vegetable gardens have been planted and are currently producing food and kenaf, according to Jory. These organic gardens double as experimental growing modules using an entire array of different growing technologies to see which modalities grow the best in a desert environment. As for the 6 geodesic domes mentioned in an earlier press release, 1 is structurally complete with only the electrical and plumbing to be completed. The rest are on site awaiting final site plan approval.

    "We are now accepting volunteers who have expressed an interest in helping to build the first Kins Community for our veterans," said Jory. Those interested in making the first hemp growing CBD-producing "Veteran Village Kins Community" become a reality should contact Ms. Sandra Williams via email (swilliams@hempinc.com).

    One thousand trees, on 36 of the 500-acres, have also been planted, with an additional 1,000 trees on order. The "Veteran Village Kins Community" will include a 100,000-square foot GMP compliant, central processing plant, a state-of-the-art testing laboratory, and various health and wellness centers to support veterans who may have psychological, emotional or health issues.

    "As Hemp, Inc. positions itself on the forefront of America's industrial hemp revolution, we see our partnership with 'Veteran Village Kins Community Arizona, Inc.' being paramount in supporting the small family farm movement that we are confident will reshape the American landscape," said Perlowin. "As we work toward getting our eco-village up and running in Arizona, we are also aggressively scouting strategic locations in other states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee and West Virginia. Giving veterans and other Americans a place to learn new skills and take part in this multi-billion-dollar hemp CBD market is very exciting. It's a big part of our mission to give back.  Recently we have expanded our Kins Community concept internationally focusing, but not limited to, Israel, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and Uruguay." 

    According to Perlowin, we hope to have 50 "master hemp growers" working on their first Veteran Village Kins Community in Arizona. To date, we have growers from Oregon, Colorado, California, Kentucky, North Carolina, Nevada and, Arizona who have expressed an interest in pursuing a joint venture with Hemp, Inc. to each grow industrial hemp on 5 of the 300 fenced acres in Arizona. Perlowin says he'll call this "The Great United American Hemp Project."  Any grower having an interest in pursuing a joint venture on 5 of the 300 fenced in acres in Arizona should contact Project Manager Dwight Jory. Or, anyone interested in attending the 2-7-day hands-on hempcrete house building should contact Dwight Jory as well. (Dates to be determined.)

    ABOUT HEMP, INC.

    With a deep-rooted social and environmental mission at its core, Hemp, Inc. seeks to build a business constituency for the American small farmer, the American veteran, and other groups experiencing the ever-increasing disparity between tapering income and soaring expenses. As a leader in the industrial hemp industry with ownership of the largest commercial multi-purpose industrial hemp processing facility in North America, Hemp, Inc. believes there can be tangible benefits reaped from adhering to a corporate social responsibility plan.

    WHAT IS HEMP?Hemp is a durable natural fiber that is grown as a renewable source for raw materials that can be incorporated into thousands of products. It's one of the oldest domesticated crops known to man. Hemp is used in nutritional food products such as hemp seeds, hemp hearts and hemp proteins, for humans. It is also used in building materials, paper, textiles, cordage, organic body care and other nutraceuticals, just to name a few. It has thousands of other known uses. A hemp crop requires half the water alfalfa uses and can be grown without the heavy use of pesticides. Farmers worldwide grow hemp commercially for fiber, seed, and oil for use in a variety of industrial and consumer products. The United States is the only developed nation that fails to cultivate industrial hemp as an economic crop on a large scale, according to the Congressional Resource Service. However, with rapidly changing laws and more states gravitating towards industrial hemp and passing an industrial hemp bill, that could change. Currently, the majority of hemp sold in the United States is imported from China and Canada, the world's largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.

    To see Hemp, Inc.'s video just posted entitled, "The Largest Hemp Mill in the Western Hemisphere is Now Online - It's Alive", click here. To see the Hemp, Inc. mill in operation and processing product, visit Bruce Perlowin's personal Facebook page and scroll down to August 1, 2017.

    9 GREAT REASONS TO INCLUDE HEMP AS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET (Source)

    HOW HEMP CAN CHANGE THE WORLDFuel - While the industrial, medicinal and commercial properties of hemp have been known to mankind for a very long time, its benefits to the environment have just been realized in recent years. One of the compelling things hemp offers is fuel. Reserves of petroleum are being depleted. Right now we are depleting our reserves of petroleum and buying it up from other countries. It would be nice if we could have a fuel source which was reusable and which we could grow right here, making us completely energy independent.

    Industries in search of sustainable and eco-friendly processes are realizing hemp as a viable option. Hemp can provide an alternative, more efficient source of energy in the fuel industry. "The woody hemp plant is low in moisture; it dries quickly and is an efficient biomass source of methanol. The waste products produced by using hemp oil are a good source of ethanol. Both methanol and ethanol are produced from hemp through the efficient and economical process of thermo-chemical conversion. One acre of hemp yields 1,000 gallons or 3,785 liters of fuel. Hemp allows a lesser reliance on fossil fuels, which are non-renewable sources of energy and will not be able to meet the increasing global demands for long."

    Petroleum fuel increases carbon monoxide in the atmosphere and contributes heavily to global warming and the greenhouse effect, which could lead to global catastrophe in the next 50 years if these trends continue. Do you want to find out if they are right, or do you want to grow the most cost effective and environmentally safe fuel source on the planet? Using hemp as an energy and rotation crop would be a great step in the right direction.

    SOCIAL NETWORKS

    http://www.twitter.com/hempinc (Twitter)

    http://www.facebook.com/hempinc (Facebook)

    https://www.facebook.com/KingOfPot (Bruce Perlowin's Facebook Page)

    https://www.facebook.com/TheHempUniversity/ (The Hemp University's Facebook Page)

    SUBSCRIBE TO HEMP, INC.'S VIDEO UPDATES

    "Hemp, Inc. Presents" is capturing the historic, monumental re-creation of the hemp decorticator today as America begins to evolve into a cleaner, green, eco-friendly sustainable environment. What many see as the next American Industrial Revolution is actually the Industrial Hemp Revolution. Watch as Hemp, Inc., the No. 1 leader in the industrial hemp industry, engages its shareholders and the public through each step in bringing back the hemp decorticator as described in the "Freedom Leaf Magazine" article "The Return of the Hemp Decorticator" by Steve Bloom.

    "Hemp, Inc. Presents" is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by visiting www.hempinc.com. To subscribe to the "Hemp, Inc. Presents" YouTube channel, be sure to click the subscribe button.

    UPCOMING INTERNATIONAL AND DOMESTIC EVENTS

    Across the globe, the hemp industry is rising to astronomical levels. In the wake of the hemp industry projected to grow 700% and hit $1.8 billion by 2020, there has been more education and networking within the industry. That means more events and conferences, thus, Hemp, Inc. has started compiling an ongoing list of upcoming hemp events around the world.  Check out the listing of international and domestic events here.

    FORWARD-LOOKING DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURES

    This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and information, as defined within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the Safe Harbor created by those sections. To clarify the issue of OTC placing a stop sign next to Hemp, Inc.’s stock trading symbol, that symbol indicates Hemp, Inc. does not report their financials. As a non-reporting pink sheet company, Hemp, Inc. is not required to report. The company does, however, choose to publicly report its quarterly and yearly financials on its website.  According to the company’s CEO, the OTC stop sign is a misrepresentation of that reporting fact. This material contains statements about expected future events and/or financial results that are forward-looking in nature and subject to risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements by definition involve risks, uncertainties.

    CONTACT: Hemp, Inc.

    855-436-7688

    ir@hempinc.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 16 hours ago.

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    NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the Liberal government to spend millions of dollars that have been earmarked to help veterans that have been left unspent. Reported by CTV News 16 hours ago.

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    *Successful customer app launches and strategic customer acquisitions within government sector lead list of accomplishments for healthcare’s digital health and mobile development leader*RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MobileSmith (OTCBB: MOST), a leader in the digital health and mobile development sector that is reshaping traditional healthcare, today announced key customer application launches and acquisitions for Q3 2018, signaling the company’s continued strategic growth and development in the mobile health space.

    Key achievements for Q3 2018 include:

    · Long-term customer, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System launched a new bariatrics app, their fourth with MobileSmith.
     
    · New customer, Hardtner Medical Center, went live with a new app to increase patient portal access among their rural area patient population.
     
    · Sarah Bush Lincoln, launched MobileSmith's first Heart Center app – an informative app with trackers, videos and tips for healthy living with COPD, diabetes and congestive heart failure.
     
    · Summit Health launched the MySummit Baby pregnancy app, designed to help expectant mothers navigate every step of their pregnancy from updates on their baby’s development and information on preparing for birth to appointment reminders and easy access to provider contact information. Q3 2018 also marked their four-year anniversary as a MobileSmith customer.  
     
    · Roper St. Francis Healthcare launched a new pregnancy app, coming on the heels of a successful bariatrics app released in 2017. MobileSmith is currently working with the South Carolina-based health system on a general surgery app.  
     
    · Richmond University Medical Center launched Hospital Access, a new app that puts the patient first and provides quick access to all the information patients need for their appointments.
     
    · MobileSmith secured key customer acquisitions within the government sector including the Veterans Administration (VA) and the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

    “I’m extremely proud of the great strides we’ve made, not just in Q3 but throughout 2018, as our mobile applications continue to help the provider market deliver a better experience for healthcare consumers,” said Randy Tomlin, MobileSmith CEO and chairman of the board. “These new partnerships we’ve forged with the VA and TRADOC, in addition to six customer app 'go-lives,' signify our continued commitment to helping hospitals reduce costs and referral leakage, drive patient engagement and adherence, and improve HCAHPS scores and overall health outcomes.”

    All of MobileSmith’s apps can be configured for specific feature set, workflow, branding, protocol, procedure, service line and more. Earlier this year, the company launched its newest suite of healthcare apps, Blueprints 2.0, which added key pre-integrated mobile functionality like self-triage, remote check-in, wayfinding and EMR interoperability.

    *About MobileSmith*
    MobileSmith (OTCBB: MOST) is changing healthcare one app at a time by targeting the glaring inefficiencies in the American healthcare delivery model. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., MobileSmith provides turnkey mobile applications that improve health outcomes, patient satisfaction and adherence for the new generation of digital health consumers. Over 60 healthcare systems and organizations are partnering with MobileSmith to deliver a new healthcare experience and embrace the impact of technology as a change agent. For more information, visit www.mobilesmith.com and connect with us at @TheMobileSmith, on Facebook and LinkedIn.

    *Media Contact:*
    Tom Testa
    617-872-0184
    tom@andersoni.com Reported by GlobeNewswire 15 hours ago.

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    The federal government has confirmed that upwards of 270,000 veterans, RCMP officers, and their surviving family members are owed up to $165 million as the result of what Veterans Affairs is calling a calculation "error." Reported by CTV News 15 hours ago.

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    While San Antonio is known as Military City USA, a recent ranking suggests that it is becoming less attractive to veterans while Austin is ranked No. 1 for the second consecutive year. San Antonio is No. 28 among 100 cities on Wallethub's 2018 list of Best & Worst Places for Veterans to Live, down from No. 18 last year. This year, San Antonio was ranked No. 14 for its economy, taking into account affordable housing, the average increase of veteran incomes, how many veterans live below the poverty… Reported by bizjournals 13 hours ago.

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    Repaying hundreds of thousands of disabled veterans and their survivors for a calculating error that deprived them of some of their pensions for seven years will cost $165 million, the federal government says. Reported by CP24 13 hours ago.

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    Peace and Remembrance Illumination Display Each Evening through Nov. 11

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) November 05, 2018

    Firing on the First World War’s Western Front ended on Nov. 11, 1918. This year marks 100 years since the stillness fell across the battlefields of Europe on the “the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month.” To commemorate the end of World War I, President Woodrow Wilson officially recognized Nov. 11 as Armistice Day – a day of somber remembrance recognized around the world, with many stopping for a moment of silence at the 11th hour of this day to honor those who brought about the end of the “Great War.”

    The National WWI Museum and Memorial will capture the world’s attention with activities for all ages to commemorate the end of the war, with events and special ceremonies beginning Friday, Nov. 9, and culminating on the centennial of the World War I Armistice on Sunday, Nov. 11.

    In addition, Peace and Remembrance, a spectacular illumination of America’s official World War I Memorial, will continue through Nov. 11. The lighting display takes place on nine consecutive evenings leading up to Armistice Day on Nov. 11 to recognize the 9 million soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Great War. Comprised of nearly 55 million pixels to cover the Memorial with red poppies – a traditional symbol for commemorating military personnel who died inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Field” — the display was created by DWP Live, a stage and special effects producer for major artists including Adele and Beyonce as well as Super Bowl halftime shows.

    From Friday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 11, admission to the Museum and Memorial is free for veterans and active-duty military personnel; general admission for the public is half-price.

    On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Museum and Memorial hosts a multi-national Armistice Commemoration Ceremony beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Museum’s Memorial Courtyard. Free to the public, this special ceremony features moving readings of letters from soldiers, poetry, musical performances and more.

    The United States World War One Centennial Commission is the presenting sponsor of the Museum and Memorial’s Armistice Commemoration activities with Pioneer Services serving as the premier sponsor. Jackson County Executive and Legislature, the Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund of Kansas City, Mo., and Wells Fargo are providing additional support.

    REFLECTIONS OF HOPE: ARMISTICE 1918
    When: All Day through Sunday, Nov. 11
    Where: Reflection Pool outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: Artist Ada Koch’s moving installation features 117 intricate metal poppy sculptures in a symbolic arrangement. Each poppy represents approximately 1,000 American soldiers killed during the Great War.

    PEACE AND REMEMBRANCE
    When: Nightly through Nov. 11 (Starting at 6 p.m.)
    Where: North Lawn outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: The official WWI memorial of the United States will be illuminated with a nearly 55-million-pixel, 800,000-lumens display featuring more than 5,000 poppies with a massive and moving light installation. At the top of each hour and at 30 minutes past each hour, special presentations of images, footage and details about World War I will appear. Peace and Remembrance occurs for nine days leading up to Nov. 11 in recognition of the nine million soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the war. Peace and Remembrance will be viewable from a significant distance. The public is welcome to view the illumination from the grounds of the Museum and Memorial with the North Lawn being the best viewing location. Parking is available in the Museum and Memorial lots as well as along Kessler Road. The United States World War One Centennial Commission is the presenting sponsor of Peace and Remembrance. FREE to the public.

    WORLD WAR I RESEARCH STATIONS
    When: All Day, Friday-Sunday, Nov. 9-11
    Where: Outside J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: Find your connection to World War I during Memorial Day weekend through research stations. With access to multiple databases including, Fold3.com, Ancestry.com, the Museum and Memorial’s online collections database, the American Battlefield Monuments Commission and the National Archives, discover how the Great War affected your family through records, photographs and much more. FREE to the public.

    CRAFT YOUR OWN POPPY
    When: 10 a.m. – Noon, Saturday, Nov. 10
    Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium Lobby inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: Commemorate the Armistice by creating your own felt poppy pin or ornament in this family-friendly craft experience. FREE to the public.

    HANDS-ON HISTORY
    When: 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10
    Where: Near Paul Sunderland Glass Bridge inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: History is brought to life during this family-friendly program, where kids of all ages are invited to handle Great War artifacts. FREE to the public.

    ARMISTICE CEREMONY
    When: 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11
    Where: Memorial Courtyard outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: Join us for a multi-national commemoration of the Armistice of 1918 featuring moving readings of poems and letters from soldiers, musical performances and more. FREE to the public.

    BELLS OF PEACE
    When: 10:55 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11
    Where: Memorial Courtyard outside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: Exactly 100 years after fighting ceased in Europe, organizations across the globe will participate in a traditional bell tolling to commemorate this momentous event. Those unable to attend the ceremony are also invited to toll bells at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 to honor those who served. Collectively, the sound of bells represent this incredible moment of peace. The Armistice Bell – now permanently housed at the Museum and Memorial – was originally located at one of the federal buildings in downtown Kansas City and was rung daily by the Daughters of the American Revolution during U.S. involvement in WWI (1917-1918). It was also tolled 11 times at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1926, during the dedication ceremony of the Liberty Memorial. FREE to the public.

    WALK OF HONOR DEDICATION CEREMONY
    When: 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11
    Where: J.C. Nichols Auditorium inside the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    What: More than 100 new Walk of Honor granite bricks will be dedicated during a special ceremony. The Walk of Honor, now more than 11,000 bricks strong, is divided into three sections: bricks dedicated solely to those who served in World War I; bricks dedicated to veterans of any military service; and bricks that honor civilian friends, family or organizations. Walk of Honor bricks are dedicated twice each year during Memorial Day and Veterans Day ceremonies. FREE to the public.

    ARMISTICE COMMEMORATION HOURS AND PARKING
    The National WWI Museum and Memorial will be open on regular days/hours during the Armistice commemoration with the exception of Sunday, Nov. 11 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.). To accommodate expected high attendance, additional parking will be available on the Southeast lawn of the complex (weather permitting). Visitors seeking to view the Peace and Remembrance illumination are welcome to use available parking on the Museum and Memorial grounds.

    About the National WWI Museum and Memorial
    The National WWI Museum and Memorial is America’s leading institution dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community. The Museum and Memorial holds the most comprehensive collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to preserving the objects, history and experiences of the war. The Museum and Memorial takes visitors of all ages on an epic journey through a transformative period and shares deeply personal stories of courage, honor, patriotism and sacrifice. Designated by Congress as America’s official World War I Museum and Memorial and located in downtown Kansas City, Mo., the National WWI Museum and Memorial inspires thought, dialogue and learning to make the experiences of the Great War era meaningful and relevant for present and future generations. To learn more, visit theworldwar.org. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.

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