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Sounds End Winning Streak With 8-6 Loss

 

Nashville SoundsNashville, TN – The Nashville Sounds’ six-game winning streak came to a halt with an 8-6 loss to the Las Vegas 51s in the third game of a four-game series on Sunday evening at Greer Stadium.

With the loss and Memphis Redbirds win, Nashville (62-60) dropped to third in the PCL American Northern Division, trailing the division-leading Omaha Storm Chasers by 4 ½ games.

The Sounds collected 12 hits in the game, led by designated hitter Erick Almonte going 3-for-5. Mat Gamel, Caleb Gindl, and Taylor Green all added two hits.

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

Nashville Sounds Baseball. (Mike Strasinger)

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Siblings of those with blood clots in leg have higher risk of same disorder

 

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Siblings of those who have been hospitalized with potentially lethal blood clots in the legs or pelvis are more likely to also suffer the disorder than those with healthy siblings, according to research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

The Swedish study is the first to show a direct correlation between venous thromboembolism (VTE) and family risk in a nationwide setting, sorted by age and gender.

VTE consists of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which typically involves blood clots that form in the deep veins of the leg or pelvis, and its complication, pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot that travels to the lungs and lodges within the pulmonary arteries. «Read the rest of this article»

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Ariza goes for three, Lady Govs soccer downs Saint Louis

 

APSU Sports: Women’s Soccer

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Sophomore Tatiana Ariza’s hat trick gave Austin Peay State University women’s soccer team a 3-2 exhibition win against Saint Louis, Sunday, at Morgan Brothers Soccer Field.

Ariza scored all three goals in the second half. The first came in the 57th minute off a nifty crossover, going to left to right, and firing a one-timer past the diving Billiken keeper. She used a similar move in the 87th minute for the gamewinner on a ball that was tracked down and recovered by Natalia Ariza.

APSU Women's Soccer. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

APSU Women's Soccer. (Courtesy: Mateen Sidiq/Austin Peay)

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What you should know about CCA-Pressure Treated Wood

 

Guidance for Outdoor Wooden Structures
Decks • Playgrounds • Picnic Tables

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – What is CCA-treated wood? If your residential wood structure was built before 2004 and is not made of cedar or redwood, it was most likely constructed with wood pressure-treated with Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA).

CCA is a chemical preservative comprised of arsenic, chromium, and copper. First produced decades ago, it was a major source of treated-wood for decks, playgrounds, and other outdoor residential structures until 2004.

Wooden Playground Equipment

Wooden Playground Equipment

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Football Governors set to scrimmage for first time Monday

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – With a week-full of practices behind it, Austin Peay State University’s football team will scrimmage for the first time, 9:00am, Monday, in Governors Stadium.

The scrimmage will be a culmination of seven practices days, including full pads both Friday and Saturday. The Governors coaching staff backed off contact work Sunday in preparation for Monday’s question-answering scrimmage.

The young Governors are coming off a 2-9 2011 record, but return 46 letterwinners, including seven starters on offense and nine on defense. After watching his team’s intense work in the offseason and the first practice week, head coach Rick Christophel is anxious to see not only how his returnees have progressed but how much he can count on his young players as well. 

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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Lifeliner observes Ramadan in Afghanistan

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

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

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – As the crescent moon dimly shone the first of August, Muslims across the world began their holy month of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a time of fasting and refraining from food, drink and other physical needs during the daylight hours.

“It’s a cleansing process to think about the more important things in life, like God and helping others,” said 1st Lt. Shuja Kazmi. “It cleanses the body and the soul, and it gives you more time to be thankful for what you have.”

Kazmi and other Islamic soldiers are celebrating the holy month through fasting and prayers while deployed to Afghanistan.

First Lt. Shuja Kazmi, the command group administrative officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, shares a meal at sunset with interpreters of the brigade and fellow Muslims at a mosque on Bagram Air Field. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

First Lt. Shuja Kazmi, the command group administrative officer for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, shares a meal at sunset with interpreters of the brigade and fellow Muslims at a mosque on Bagram Air Field. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Alice in Wonderland goes to the polls in Tennessee

 

The gentle State Senator from Murfreesboro must have followed Alice down a rabbit hole and found himself in Wonderland. There is hardly any other explanation for the logic he uses to defend his photo ID for voters law.

The Murfreesboro statesman points out that photo identification is required for everything from making a purchase at the mall to boarding a plane or cashing a check.

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The Weekly Market Snapshot from Frazier Allen for the week of August 14th

 

Weekly Market Snapshot

Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Scott J. Brown Ph.D., Chief Economist Raymond James Investment Services

Acting after Standard and Poor’s decision to downgrade U.S. debt and a subsequent 635-point drop in the Dow Industrials on Monday, August 8th, the Federal Reserve announced on Tuesday the 9th that it was freezing short-term interest rates for at least two years. The Fed also said it was discussing a “range of policy tools” that it was “prepared to employ,” which some investors interpreted as meaning additional monetary stimulus might be forthcoming if the economy remains weak.

Yields on short-term Treasury debt fell after the Fed announcement, with two-year notes offering just 17 basis points and yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury notes dropping to levels last seen during the 2008 financial crisis. Noting that economic growth this year has been “considerably slower” than it had expected, the Fed also said it expects “a somewhat slower pace of recovery over coming quarters”. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Clarksville Parks and Rec Report

 

Clarksville Parks and RecreationClarksville, TN – The weekly Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Report provides Clarksvillians with a glimpse at the activities and events that are available from the Parks and Recreation Department for them to enjoy together as a family.

This weeks highlights include:

  • 45 and Over Softball League
  • Jammin’ in the Alley and Night Market
  • Step Classes
  • Clarksville Riverfest 2011
  • Seeking Volunteers
  • Movies in the Park
  • Racquetball
  • Military Support Night

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Ryan hopes to make next step in quarterback development

 

APSU Sports: Men’s Football

Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – It was a mile, but it wasn’t the distance that mattered as much as the person who led the way.

When Austin Peay’s backs and receivers ran the mile early Monday morning, the first person across the finish line was none other than starting quarterback Jake Ryan.

Although Ryan has been the Govs starting quarterback the previous two seasons, the junior now is displaying the necessary leadership qualities that APSU hopes will elevate their offensive game in 2011.

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

APSU Football. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

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