Metarie, LA – A late five-run rally by the New Orleans Zephyrs gave the visiting Nashville Sounds a 7-4 defeat on Monday evening at Zephyr Field in the finale of a four-game set.
With the Sounds leading 4-2 in the eighth with two outs, the Zephyrs batted around against three Sounds pitchers, highlighted by a Nick Green two-run single and Kevin Mattison two-run double against pitcher Tim Dillard (0-1).
With the loss, Nashville (45-57) split the series with New Orleans and lost the season series between the clubs by a 9-7 margin.
Nashville, TN –President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed forward Sergei Kostitsyn to a two-year, $6 million contract.
Kostitsyn, 25 (3/20/87), notched 43 points (17g-26a) in 75 games in 2011-12, one season after leading the Predators in goals (23) and tying for the team lead in points (50). «Read the rest of this article»
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Agriculture Extension Service will host a 4-H Fair at the 4-H Arena on August 2nd-4th. Participants from the local 4-H chapter, as well as surrounding counties, will participate in the fair.
Events include a Lamb Show on August 2nd, a Beef Show on August 3rd and a Grill Team Cook-off on August 4th. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN –President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has signed restricted free agent forward Jack Maclellan to a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000 at the National Hockey League level and $70,000 at the American Hockey League level.
Maclellan, 24 (6/5/88), signed with the Predators as a free agent after the completion of his collegiate career at Brown University (ECAC) on March 10th, 2012 and stayed at the NHL level for the remainder of the 2011-12 season and playoffs. «Read the rest of this article»
Tennessee State Parks Restaurants to feature Calorie Cards to Help Visitors Make More Healthy Food Choices
Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Parks’ eight restaurants now prominently post calorie content information, allowing visitors and staff members to make informed decisions about their food choices. This partnership initiative of the Tennessee Department of Health and the Department of Environment and Conservation complements ongoing efforts to encourage personal fitness among Tennessee residents and visitors.
“After a day of hiking, golf, tennis, swimming or any of the other activities in our wonderful state parks, we can continue our healthy lifestyles by knowing the calorie content of foods available to us,” said Health Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “With this step, Tennessee State Parks position themselves to be an even stronger fitness destination for people who want to live healthier lives. More importantly, it helps Tennessee combat the growing problem of obesity and the many destructive health issues accompanying too much weight.”
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Police responded to a frantic 911 call after a three year old child shot himself in the foot.
On July 22nd, around 5:00pm, Police responded to 139 Buttermere Drive in reference to a three year old child that had shot himself in the foot. When officers arrived, they found the three year old child in the kitchen with his mother who was treating the child’s gunshot wound.
The child’s mother was in the kitchen when she heard the gunshot. She found the three year old in the living room with a gunshot wound to the foot. She grabbed the child, took him to the kitchen, applied pressure to the wound, and elevated the foot. The child was transported to Vanderbilt by Lifeflight with non-life threatening injuries.
By Don Comis, formerly with USDA’s Agricultural Research Service
Soybean varieties that grow in rice paddies in Southeast Asia could provide the United States with much-needed genes for developing soybeans tolerant to flooding—as well as to root rot and other plant diseases found in waterlogged soils.
Tara VanToai pursued the genes for these traits. She recently retired from the Agricultural Research Service’s Soil Drainage Research Unit in Columbus, Ohio.
VanToai worked with plant pathologist Anne Dorrance and soybean breeders Grover Shannon and Henry Nguyen in the search for genes that protect against both flooding and plant diseases. Dorrance is at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster; Shannon and Nguyen are at the University of Missouri, in Portageville and Columbia, respectively.
The team works on multiple fronts, including molecular plant breeding, with the help of DNA markers, genetic transformation, and soil management—all in an effort to protect soybeans growing on wet soils. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, DC (Army News Service) – Currently both male and female Soldiers wear body armor that has been designed for men. But the Army plans to field to women next summer a new type of body armor, designed for them, that will be shorter in the torso with more customized adjustments specific to the female form.
Until that happens, the 14 percent of the Army who are women will continue to wear one of the 11 sizes of the Improved Outer Tactical Vest, or IOTV, that are worn by their male counterparts.
By: Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
Washington, DC – This week, we continued to see historic levels of drought grip much of our nation, impacting thousands of farm families. Although the hard work and innovation of our producers has fueled a strong farm economy in recent years, President Obama and I understand the major challenges this drought poses for American agriculture.
As of July 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated 1,055 counties across the country as disaster areas due to drought. Significant portions of many crops are impacted – for example, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor report, 88 percent of our nation’s corn and 87 percent of our soybeans are in drought-stricken areas. Rising grain prices are threatening livestock and dairy operators with high input costs.
Johnson County beat Montgomery Central 8-2 Sunday night in the State Junior (13-14) Baseball Tournament
Clarksville National Little League is hosting the 2012 State Junior (13-14) Baseball Tournament
Clarksville, TN – Johnson County and Montgomery Central met in the 2012 State Junior (13-14) Baseball Tournament Sunday night, July 22nd at the Clarksville National fields. Montgomery Central jumped out early scoring a run in the 1st inning. Both teams failed to score in the 2nd inning. Montgomery Central push another run across the plate in the top of the 3rd.
In the bottom of the 4th, Johnson County loaded the bases with no outs. Brandon Vannoy then hit a double scoring two. This opened things up for Johnson County as they went on to score five more runs in the inning.
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