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American Heart Association says Watching too much TV may increase risk of Early Death in Adults

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Adults who watch TV for three hours or more each day may double their risk of premature death compared to those who watch less, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

“Television viewing is a major sedentary behavior and there is an increasing trend toward all types of sedentary behaviors,” said Miguel Martinez-Gonzalez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., the study’s lead author and professor and chair of the Department of Public Health at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. “Our findings are consistent with a range of previous studies where time spent watching television was linked to mortality.”

Researchers suggest adults should consider getting regular exercise, avoiding long sedentary periods and reducing TV viewing to one to two hours a day. (American Heart Association)

Researchers suggest adults should consider getting regular exercise, avoiding long sedentary periods and reducing TV viewing to one to two hours a day. (American Heart Association)

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OVC announces first two games of “Game of the Week” broadcast on ESPN3

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN - On Tuesday the OVC revealed the first two games that are part of the league’s eight-game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

The package will kickoff on Saturday, September 20th when UT Martin hosts Eastern Kentucky at 12:00pm CT. The second game of the package will take place on Saturday, October 4th and will be a “Wildcard” selection which will be announced roughly 12 days before the contest.

OVC announces first two games of ESPN3 “Game of the Week” campaign. (OVC Sports Information)

OVC announces first two games of ESPN3 “Game of the Week” campaign. (OVC Sports Information)

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Roku announces Roku TV for 2014

 

Opens Access to Leading Streaming Experience, Removes Hurdles and Reduces Costs for OEMs; TCL and Hisense to Ship First TVs this Fall

RokuLas Vegas, NV – Roku® Inc. announced Roku TV™, a new generation of Smart TVs designed to give consumers a simple entertainment experience in a complex connected world.

The company plans to license the new reference design platform and software stack to manufacturers to build and distribute Roku TV models. TCL and Hisense are the first partners.

Roku TV

Roku TV

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A Little Harmless Sin

 

SinClarksville, TN – “This can all be yours if you give me your devotion,” Satan said to Jesus (Mt. 4:8–9). Satan is still saying the same thing to us, but we must not think that worshiping him means a literal bowing at some pagan altar. It’s far more subtle than that, but just as fatal to our spirits. In fact, partnering with Satan doesn’t require any literal acknowledgement of Satan as lord; it requires only a submission to his will.

Our society is not only comfortable with gross immorality, we applaud it. Too often, believers applaud it as well. Many times, we’ve said, “Thy will be done” to the enemy by simply turning on the TV; it’s as simple and unremarkable as that. «Read the rest of this article»

 

University of Tennessee to retire Candace Parker’s jersey

 

Knoxville, TN - After the Southeastern Conference Office unveiled this year’s league schedule on Tuesday, Tennessee Head Women’s Basketball Coach Holly Warlick announced her team’s 2013-14 slate. UT also revealed it will retire Candace Parker’s jersey on January 2nd prior to the LSU game.

The defending SEC champion Lady Volunteers, who were 27-8 in 2012-13 and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight, will play 18 regular-season games vs. teams that saw postseason action a year ago. That group includes 11 teams that made the NCAA Tournament and five that played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

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Helping Your Child Learn History

 

U.S. Department of EducationWashington, D.C. – Children are born into history. They have no memory of it, yet they find themselves in the middle of a story that began before they became one of its characters.

Children also want to have a place in history—their first historical questions are: “Where did I come from?” and “Was I always here?” These two questions contain the two main meanings of history: It’s the story of people and events, and it’s the record of times past.

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

Helping Your Child Succeed in School

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OVC announces “Game of the Week” Football Package

 

Ohio Valley Conference - OVCBrentwood, TN - The Ohio Valley Conference today announced a nine game football “Game of the Week” package that will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 this fall.

The nine game schedule will feature each of the nine OVC football-playing institutions at least once during the season and includes eight Conference matchups and one non-conference game

Nine OVC Football Games to be televised on ESPN3.

Nine OVC Football Games to be televised on ESPN3.

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Microsoft unveils next generation Home Entertainment System, Xbox One

 

Blockbuster titles, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo TV series, and exclusive agreements with the NFL transform games, TV and entertainment for the 21st century living room.

Xbox - MicrosoftRedwood, WA – A new vision for the future comes to life today as Microsoft Corp. unveils Xbox One , the all-in-one gaming and entertainment system created for today and the next generation.

At Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, WA, the company showcased how Xbox One puts you at the center of all your games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

Microsoft's Xbox One

Microsoft’s Xbox One

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Clarksville Gymnasts win Division III National Championship

 

University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterClarksville, TN – You’ve probably never heard of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The school is part of the University of Wisconsin system, located in the city of Whitewater Wisconsin. Athletically, they compete at the Division III level.

With an enrollment of over 12,000 students, some of their alumni include the late comedian/actor John Belushi; Benjamin T. Mueller, contributing author for the Chicken Soup Series; U.S. Congressman Mark Neumann; and former NFL football players Stuart Rindy, Pete Schmitt and Dave Kraayeveld.

Hannah Lee-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Hannah Lee-University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Top Ten Electronics of 2012 for Performance and Innovation named by Consumer Reports

 

Nikon S800c, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are among those on CR’s Short List of Standouts

Consumer ReportsYonkers, NY – While Consumer Reports tested more than six hundred smart phones, tablets, TVs and more for its December Annual Electronics Issue, only ten standout products made the short list for performance and innovation.

The Consumer Reports Top Ten Electronics list calls out an Android smart phone champion, a tip-top 58-inch LCD HDTV, a loaded lightweight digital camera, and a superb stereo speaker system that’s a Wi-Fi winner, among other distinguished products. The full list can be found online at www.ConsumerReports.org and in the December 2012 issue of Consumer Reports, which is on newsstands now. «Read the rest of this article»

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