Country radio refers to radio stations that play country music. Most country radio stations are commercial radio stations, with some exceptions which are public radio stations. Most country radio stations usually play only music which has been officially released to country radio by record labels. The largest owners of country music stations in the United States include iHeartMedia, Cumulus Media, CBS Radio, and Townsquare Media. There are more radio stations in the United States specializing in country music (about 2,100 stations) than any other format, out of a total of about 15,000 radio stations in the US. Country radio stations are very influential in the country music industry, compared to other genres of music.
The railway was constructed by the South Eastern Railway in the early 1850s across the difficult terrain of the High Weald. Supervision of the building of the line was lax, enabling contractors to skimp on the lining of the tunnels. These deficiencies showed up after the railway had opened. Rectifications led to a restricted loading gauge along the line, requiring the use of dedicated rolling stock.
Served by steam locomotives from opening until the late 1950s, passenger services were then taken over by a fleet of diesel-electric multiple units built to the line's loading gauge. Diesel locomotives handled freight, also built to fit the loading gauge. The diesel-electric multiple units served on the line until 1986, when the line was electrified and the most severely affected tunnels were reduced from double track to single.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
ASIO director-general Mike Burgess revealed an ex-politician had been caught up in a spy ring and 'sold out their country, party and former colleagues' ... didn't get away with 'betraying their country'.
The day will be partly cloudy in general, the NationalCentre of Meteorology has said. Convective clouds will cause rainfall over scattered areas of the country, it added ...Heavy rain with thunder and lightning hit parts of country Dubai.
The order will curb bulk transfers of Americans' geo-location, biometric, health and financial information to specific "countries of concern." ... executive order is also seen as the latest escalation of the "digital cold war" between the two countries.
Most of these countries impose minimum income requirements consistent with their general financial means criteria for all visas ... Those countries developed their systems over years with clear national objectives.
PESHAWAR ... Mr Khan said that his party wanted civilian supremacy, democracy and supremacy of the parliament in the country. He said the manner in which the money was used in the Feb 8 general elections had no example in the history ... .
K ... ...Launch. Unveiling the AMIS in Tamale, the Director-General of GTEC, Prof. Ahmed Jinapor, said that the system would help revolutionise tertiary education in the country by simplifying and enhancing accreditation application processes ... .
... most ‘paralysed’ in the country’s parliamentary history ... Mr Mengal, however, was the voice of reason, saying the country needed “general surgery” as cosmetic measures would not bring any improvement.
... the cash-strapped country ... Earlier, the IMF's review mission was scheduled to visit the country in the first week of February, but the delegation refused to visit on the eve of the general elections.
Ten Indonesians and one Malaysian who are crewmembers of vessel Samudra Indah II in distress off the coast of Vietnam were handed over to representatives of the two countries’ consulates general in HCM City .