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Tennessee Department of Health names Richard Steece Director of Laboratory Services

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – Richard S. Steece, PhD, D(ABMM) has been named director of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Division of Laboratory Services. In this position, Steece will direct all TDH microbiology and environmental lab programs and services.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Steece to our team,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “His practical experiences at the regional, national and international levels will serve Tennesseans well.” «Read the rest of this article»

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NASA’s Aqua and Terra Spacecraft take images of California Rim Fire endangering Yosemite National Park

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – The Rim Fire burning in and near Yosemite National Park in California continues to grow and move its way up in the record books. As of August 27th, CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection) reports that the fire, which started August 17th, had consumed nearly 180,000 acres, making it the seventh largest wildfire in California’s recorded history.

The fire is one of 10 active major wildfires burning across California as of August 27th.

Visible image of California's Rim Fire acquired Aug. 23rd, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke. The imaged area measures 236 by 215 miles (380 by 346 kilometers). (Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team)

Visible image of California’s Rim Fire acquired Aug. 23rd, 2013 by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument on NASA’s Terra spacecraft, showing extensive, brownish smoke. The imaged area measures 236 by 215 miles (380 by 346 kilometers). (Image credit: NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, MISR Team)

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Emerald Ash Borer findings continue to spread

 

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Jackson and Scott counties. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

Both counties will now be placed under quarantine. Earlier this summer, Hamilton County was also placed under quarantine when EAB was found in trees near a rail hub in Chattanooga, TN.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division reports Emerald Ash Borer found in Hamilton County

 

Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been found in Hamilton County. The identification was made recently and has been confirmed by USDA.

The find in Hamilton County is of particular concern because it is not adjacent to the already quarantined areas in East Tennessee. At least a dozen trees adjacent to the rail lines in Chattanooga and an EAB trap located in a park near the rail hub tested positive for the insect.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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University of Tennessee Basketball’s Jarnell Stokes makes USA Team Roster

 

Tennessee VolsColorado Springs, CO — Following six highly-competitive training camp workouts at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO., USA Basketball announced its final 12-man roster on June 18th for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague, Czech Republic. Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes made the final cut and will represent the United States in international play for the second consecutive summer.

Tennessee is one of only two Southeastern Conference programs represented on the U.S. team.

Knoxville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Frankie Sullivan (23) has a shot blocked by Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the game at Thompson Boling Arena. Tennessee won 64 to 49. (Photo by Randy Sartin - US PRESSWIRE)

Knoxville, TN, USA; Auburn Tigers guard Frankie Sullivan (23) has a shot blocked by Tennessee Volunteers forward Jarnell Stokes (5) during the game at Thompson Boling Arena. Tennessee won 64 to 49. (Photo by Randy Sartin – US PRESSWIRE)

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University of Tennessee to retire Dale Ellis’ Jersey in ceremony next year

 

UT VolsKnoxville, TN – The University of Tennessee plans to honor legendary men’s basketball player Dale Ellis by retiring his No. 14 jersey during a home game next season, the Tennessee athletics department announced Thursday.

Ellis – a two-time first-team All-American – will become the fourth player to be permanently honored in the Thompson-Boling Arena rafters. He joins Bernard King (No. 53), Ernie Grunfeld (No. 22) and Allan Houston (No. 20).

No. 14 Dale Ellis

No. 14 Dale Ellis

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Frist Center Presents Exhibition of Ancient American Art

 

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection opens March 1st, 2013

Frist Center for the Visual ArtsNashville, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts welcomes an impressive array of nearly 125 ancient American art objects in Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. Opening Friday, March 1st, 2013 in the Center’s Upper-Level Galleries.

This exhibition provides a compelling overview of the art made in Mesoamerica, Central America and Andean South America between the years of 1200 B.C. and A.D. 1520, when the Spanish conquest of the New World began.

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection

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Austin Peay State University history professor David Rands publishes work on Koreans in Japan

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Dr. David Rands, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of history and the school’s new East Asia expert, previously spent nine years in Japan where he noticed something unusual about that country’s two major cities – Tokyo and Osaka.

Specifically, he realized the cities attracted two completely different immigrant populations from neighboring Korea. A certain type of Korean preferred Osaka while another type chose to live in Tokyo. When Rands returned to the U.S. to pursue his Ph.D. in history at the University of Southern California, he discovered that no one had really examined these fascinating migratory patterns before.

Dr. David Rands

Dr. David Rands

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Tennessee Department of Agriculture reports Emerald Ash Borer found in Middle Tennessee for the First Time

 

TDA Foresters stress importance of Not Moving Firewood to help Slow Spread

The Tennessee Department of AgricultureNashville, TN – Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has recently been found in Smith and Jefferson counties. Smith is the first county in Middle Tennessee where EAB has been found. Both cases have been confirmed by USDA.

While Jefferson County is adjacent to previously quarantined areas where EAB has been confirmed, the find in Smith County was of particular concern because of the distance the insect was found from the already quarantined areas in East Tennessee. The location in Smith County where four EAB were caught is at Cordell Hull Lake in the Elmwood/Granville area.

Emerald Ash Borer.

Emerald Ash Borer.

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American Heart Association says American fast food increasing heart disease risk in Southeast Asians

 

Eating American-style fast food has increased heart and diabetes risk among Southeast Asians.

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Southeast Asians regularly eating hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and pizza are increasing their risk of dying from coronary heart disease and developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

Chinese adults living in Singapore who reported eating American-style fast food twice a week were 56 percent more likely to die of heart disease and 27 percent more likely to develop diabetes compared to those eating none, researchers found. Furthermore, Chinese-Singaporeans eating fast food four times or more each week had nearly an 80 percent increased risk of dying from coronary heart disease, researchers said. «Read the rest of this article»

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