Written by Alan Buis
Pasadena, CA – A new study of glaciers worldwide using observations from two NASA satellites has helped resolve differences in estimates of how fast glaciers are disappearing and contributing to sea level rise.
The new research found glaciers outside of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, repositories of 1 percent of all land ice, lost an average of 571 trillion pounds (259 trillion kilograms) of mass every year during the six-year study period, making the ocean rise 0.03 inches (0.7 millimeters) per year.
Clarksville, TN –tennis player Sean Bailey has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District III Men’s At-Large team for the 2012-13 year, the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Friday.
Nashville, TN – National Safe Boating Week is May 18th-24th and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be participating to promote the wear of life jackets as the 2013 summer boating season begins.
The Wear Your Life Jacket to Work Day is Friday, May 17th with the goal of demonstrating how easy it is to wear a life jacket. Participants wear a life jacket to work, demonstrating how easy to wear one, even while at work. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN - Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Acting Commissioner Burns Phillips announced that the 108th General Assembly passed legislation that continues the funding of unemployment benefits for spouses of military personnel who leave their jobs to transfer to a new assignment.
Funding for the program for the current fiscal year was nearly exhausted, prompting the legislative action.
“We’re pleased the General Assembly approved appropriation for this benefit to trailing spouses for the remainder of this fiscal year as well as for the fiscal year beginning July 1st, 2013,” said Phillips. “This action shows support of our military families and we hope lessens the stress that goes with active duty transfers.” «Read the rest of this article»
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Soccer
Clarksville, TN – A pair of Canadian imports are joiningwomen’s soccer team for the 2013 season. Gina Fabbro, a mid-year transfer, and Courtney Sheppard have committed to the Lady Govs for next year.
Washington, D.C. – This recall involves Homelite electric blower vacuums with two different model and serial number ranges, including model UT42120 with serial numbers BMP3540001 through BMR2103100, and model UT42120A with serial numbers BMR2120001 through BMR3421250.
Model and serial numbers are located on a label on the left side of the red motor housing. The blower vacuums are red and black. “Homelite BlowerVac 2 Speed Powerful 220 MPH” is printed on the side of the motor housing and on the black plastic blower tube.
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
APSU Sports: Austin Peay Women’s Soccer
Clarksville, TN –women’s soccer team has five dates on the spring 2013 schedule, head coach Kelley Guth announced Thursday. With six seniors to replace, Guth is counting on a stringent spring schedule to give her an idea of who can step up in their stead.
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Chicago, IL – The U.S. Women’s National Team will make a two-game tour of the southeast to open 2013 as a second U.S. WNT match against Scotland has been added on Wednesday, February 13th, at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The kickoff time at the home of the NFL’sand broadcast information will be released at a later date.
U.S. Soccer is celebrating its 100-year Anniversary in 2013 and will host a number of commemorative events throughout the year. «Read the rest of this article»
Prepare for the holiday season with an eye toward Murphy’s Law
Nashville, TN - The holiday season increases the chance for mishaps, as more people travel and attend gatherings. Factor in the fatigue and distraction that can accompany changes to our routines, and the risk becomes greater. After all, no one ever plans on being injured. «Read the rest of this article»
Golden Pond, KY – Bundle up in your favorite sweater, come outdoors, and experience the enchanting sights on a bald eagle viewing trip, presented again at Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Van trips and river cruises will be offered.
Several opportunities are available to participate in eagle viewing trips during January and February. LBL guides take visitors to the best wildlife viewing hot spots on the 170,000-acre National Recreation Area. «Read the rest of this article»
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