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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2018 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in January at the Museum are: Robert Schoolfield: The Layers of Up & Down, Sloane Bibb: Storied Elements, Denise Stewart Sanabria: Misappropriated Mythology Altars, Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin, Helping Around the House: Toys from the Museum Collection, and Champagne & Chocolate 2018.

Champagne and Chocolate at the Customs House Museum

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AAA reports over 107 Million Americans expected to Celebrate Christmas Away From Home

 

AAAOrlando, FL – ‘Tis the season to traditionally spend with family and friends and this year Americans are traveling in record numbers. AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st.

This will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1 percent increase in travel volume compared with last year.

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the holidays. (AAA)

AAA forecasts 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the holidays. (AAA)

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APSU Women’s Soccer drafts 13-year-old girl via Team IMPACT

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Soccer - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University women’s soccer, in conjunction with Team IMPACT, held a press conference Wednesday for the signing of 13-year old Jocelyn Cantrell, who is battling Neurofibromatosis.

Austin Peay Women's Soccer signs 13-year old Jocelyn Cantrell at a press conference, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Soccer signs 13-year old Jocelyn Cantrell at a press conference, Wednesday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Oil Prices Surge as United States Launches Missile Attack on Syria

 

GasBuddyBoston, MA – Oil prices were trading sharply higher after the United States launched a missile attack on Syria Thursday night. Oil rose in usually quiet after-hours trade by a dollar per barrel to $52.70 after news spread of roughly 50 Tomahawk missiles being launched from two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea.

Oil Prices rise after news that the United States launched Tomahawk misslies at Syria Thursday night.

Oil Prices rise after news that the United States launched Tomahawk misslies at Syria Thursday night.

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NASA prepares for future Satellite by studying Coral Reefs of Hawaii

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – NASA pulled off a scientific double play in Hawaii this winter, using the same instruments and aircraft to study both volcanoes and coral reefs. Besides helping scientists understand these two unique environments better, the data will be used to evaluate the possibility of preparing a potential future NASA satellite that would monitor ecosystem changes and natural hazards.

The advantages of studying active volcanoes from the air rather than the ground are obvious. Coral reefs may not offer the same risks in a close encounter that volcanoes do, but there’s another good reason to study them by remote sensing: they’re dotted across thousands of square miles of the globe.

NASA coral reef studies in Hawaii this winter will help scientists understand this unique environment. (NOAA)

NASA coral reef studies in Hawaii this winter will help scientists understand this unique environment. (NOAA)

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U.S. President Donald Trump Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

 

GasBuddyBoston, MA – Today, United States President Donald Trump together with the U.S. State Department have signed and issued a presidential permit to construct the Keystone XL pipeline.

Fuel price-tracker GasBuddy has been watching this issue for several years, with dozens of expert analyst writings covering the subject from both Canadian and U.S. viewpoints.

Keystone XL pipeline project map

Keystone XL pipeline project map

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101st Airborne Division Soldier reflects on call to duty while on 9th Deployment during Global War on Terror

 

Written by 1st Lt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne Division

Northern Iraq – Following the attacks of September 11th, then Pfc. Brian Bailey prepared for war along with the rest of the U.S Army. When he arrived to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, home of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he was immediately called to duty.

“Who wants to deploy right now?” asked the Soldier who ran the replacement company. Bailey and one other man raised their hands and they were separated from the group. A few weeks later they were in Afghanistan.

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Bailey, the first sergeant of Company A, 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), waits for Soldiers to arrive to a security patrol briefing, Dec. 7, 2016, in northern Iraq. This is Bailey's 9th deployment during the Global War on Terror, and he has spent over 7 years deployed. As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, he is part of a multi-national effort advising and assisting the Iraqi security forces. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

Sgt. 1st Class Brian Bailey, the first sergeant of Company A, 1st Battalion 26th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Strike, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), waits for Soldiers to arrive to a security patrol briefing, Dec. 7, 2016, in northern Iraq. This is Bailey’s 9th deployment during the Global War on Terror, and he has spent over 7 years deployed. As part of Operation Inherent Resolve, he is part of a multi-national effort advising and assisting the Iraqi security forces. (1st Lt. Daniel Johnson)

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City of Clarksville goes Google, chooses G Suite for workplace apps

 

City of Clarksville reaches for the power of the Cloud to improve productivity, reduce costs

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Government is going Google with a new set of tools that will help employees work together more efficiently and deliver better service to residents.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan announced today that the City of Clarksville has chosen G Suite for Government as its provider of a comprehensive package of productivity applications that includes email, documents, calendaring and scheduling, instant messaging, video sharing and conferencing, and unlimited cloud-based data storage.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Maura Sullivan, chief operating officer for the City of Chattanooga, conduct a live video chat, or “Hangout,” to demonstrate some one of the capabilities of G Suite. The City of Clarksville announced Tuesday that it had “gone Google’ and chosen G Suite to provide of a comprehensive package of workplace productivity applications. Sullivan said Chattanooga started using G Suite a year ago and has been pleased with the results.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and Maura Sullivan, chief operating officer for the City of Chattanooga, conduct a live video chat, or “Hangout,” to demonstrate some one of the capabilities of G Suite. The City of Clarksville announced Tuesday that it had “gone Google’ and chosen G Suite to provide of a comprehensive package of workplace productivity applications. Sullivan said Chattanooga started using G Suite a year ago and has been pleased with the results.

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Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew comes out swinging against Heart Disease

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew knows he is lucky to be alive. Last fall, a heart attack, cardiac arrest and heart failure left him with a weakened heart and with a machine keeping blood pumping through his body.

It also left him with a mission: help boost awareness and prevention of heart disease. His ordeal prompted him to connect with the American Heart Association, offering his story and his voice to the fight against the number one cause of all deaths. The result is the Heart of 29 campaign, named for the jersey number he wore throughout his legendary career.

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American Heart Association says a ten percent price change could prevent Heart Disease and Death

 

American Heart Association Meeting Report

American Heart AssociationPhoenix, AZ – A ten percent drop in price for healthy foods and a ten percent increase in the price of unhealthy foods could potentially prevent a significant number of people from dying from heart disease and stroke, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle 2016 Scientific 2016 meeting.

Decreasing the price of fruits, vegetables and grains by ten percent, while increasing the price of sugary drinks by ten percent, could prevent 515,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease over 20 years. (American Heart Association)

Decreasing the price of fruits, vegetables and grains by ten percent, while increasing the price of sugary drinks by ten percent, could prevent 515,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease over 20 years. (American Heart Association)

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