Oil & Gas companies must do a better job of training their employees to handle hi-tech equipment. Opening up more energy tech training trade schools and courses could be the wave of the future, since these jobs are really needed and offer high pay as well.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Hiring in the oil and gas industry rose globally in the first quarter of 2014, led by Africa, Russia and North America, according to the Hays Oil & Gas Job Index. However, the report came with a caveat: A shortage of key skills in the general workforce continues to threaten the industry’s growth, as new projects and business investments demand higher headcounts."
The Eagle Ford shale gas boom in South Texas is boosting the finances of Mexican drug cartels.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "The rapid development of the Eagle Ford shale formation in South Texas is leading not just to a huge oil boom, but also to a boost for drug gangs in the area, according to federal officials. Customs and border protection agents told the that the vast array of new infrastructure in the area means drug cartels have a web of new smuggling routes open to them."
Let's be honest, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will introduce her 'Hard Choices' memoirs to the public on June 10. But, she's a slick politician who hired a 'Big Business' marketing team to work on her behalf. In other words, Hillary will not reveal her true personality. That's why 'Hillary Observers' should read The Drilling Dialogues: The Hope Series, by Tom McGregor and learn more about the behind-the-scenes character of President Shelly Hackles, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hillary.
In the novel, the character Jim Dudley, a smooth-talking Texas GOP operative, describes Hackles' communication skills. "She cusses out people worse than a Russian sailor does," he said.
A Libyan general is earning legendary heroic status for smashing Benghazi terror cells. Nevertheless, President Barry Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are criticizing Gen. Khalifa Haftar for allegedly "going rogue."
The BBC News reports that, "Libyan forces loyal to a renegade general have bombed government-funded Islamist militia in the eastern city of Benghazi. Witnesses say aircraft targeted a base of the February 17th Brigade, one of the main armed groups in the area."
President Barry Obama is touting new foreign policy directives called the 'Obama Doctrine,' which call for more "direct action" drone strikes.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "President said Wednesday he will continue to "take direct action" by ordering drone strikes and capture operations against suspected terrorists "when necessary to protect ourselves."
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson has disclosed that Obama sanctions on Russia have caused no negative impact on the corporation's business operations in Russia.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The CEO of Exxon Mobil says U.S. sanctions against Russian officials are having no effect on his company's activities there. also says that he is skeptical of sanctions and has discussed his view with U.S. government officials. Tillerson made the comments Wednesday after Exxon Mobil Corp.'s annual meeting."
A Philadelphia-based physicist at Temple University, Rongjia Tao, a Chinese American, is raising funds to build the 'Great Wall of Texas' to wipe out tornadoes.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "Imagine this: a giant wall stretching a hundred miles and almost a 1,000 feet high across southeast Texas and Louisiana. Now imagine three of those spread throughout the South, put there the stop the tornadoes that devastate parts of the country every year."
President Barry Obama is calling for stronger Political Correctness regulations in the game of football. He has assigned ObamaCare doctors to conduct a $30 million taxpayer-funded study to find solutions to prevent tackling, violence and injuries in youth football.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "Concerned that too little is known about the effects of head injuries in young athletes, President is bringing representatives of professional sports leagues, coaches, parents, youth sports players, researchers and others to the White House to help educate the public about youth sports concussions."
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan has announced a new "emerging ally" alliance with the Communist-controlled government of Vietnam.
The Voice of Russia reports that, "Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a new foreign policy agenda, focused on accelerating maritime aid to Vietnam amid its growing confrontation with China and a forthcoming visit by Russian President, Vladimir Putin to Tokyo. Mr. Abe's broader strategy aims to rearrange the region's power balance and reinforce Japan's status quo."
The Swiss government is seeking to reduce its elderly, non-productive population, by permitting euthanasia for senior citizens even if they have not been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
According to the Voice of Russia, "A Swiss organization that assists people in ending their own lives has vowed to extend its services to elderly people who are not terminally ill. At an annual general meeting the group Exit decided to add "suicide due to old age" to their statutes, allowing people with age-related problems, including psychological or physical disorders, the choice to end their life. The move has already been criticized by the Swiss Medical Association that fears it will encourage suicide among the elderly. The Voice of Russia talked to Alex Mauron, Professor of bioethics at the University of Geneva."