Marsha Blackburn, Richard Durbin to Burmese State Counselor, We Urge You to Fully Cooperate with the ICJ
Washington, D.C. – On Monday, December 9th, 2019, U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) led a bipartisan group of Senators to express their concerns that Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi will publicly excuse the actions of the Burmese military, or Tatmadaw, at a meeting before the International Court of Justice at The Hague, Netherlands.
The military likely conducted “genocidal acts” against the Rohingya in 2017, according to Marzukri Darusman, the chairperson of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar.
Nashville, TN – The Nashville Predators won a hard fought battle with their hated rivals, the San Jose Sharks, at Bridgestone Arena, 3-1. The game was peppered with multiple penalties on both teams, and an epic performance in goal from Juuse Saros for the Predators.
These two teams absolutely don’t like each other and it showed tonight. Nashville’s Austin Watson and San Jose’s Evander Kane both received game misconduct penalties for altercations during the second period.
Nashville was called for 39 minutes of penalty time while San Jose spent 33 minutes in the penalty box.
#23/24 Tennessee (7-1 | 0-0 SEC) vs. Colorado State (5-5 | 0-2 MWC)
Wednesday, December 11th, 2019 | 6:02pm CT
Knoxville, TN – The No. 23/24 Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team (7-1) plays host to Colorado State (5-5) at Thompson-Boling Arena in a 6:02pm CT contest on Wednesday. This match-up between SEC and Mountain West Conference Schools will be the first between these programs.
The Lady Vols close out a six-game home stand before hitting the road for a West Coast swing next week at Stanford and Portland State.
Tennessee suffered its first loss of the season on Sunday afternoon, as unranked Texas ended a two-game skid in the series with a 66-60 victory at Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Education Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) made the following statement on the fourth anniversary of the Every Student Succeeds Act becoming law:
“Four years ago, President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act, calling it a ‘Christmas Miracle.’ Today, states are taking advantage of what the Wall Street Journal called ‘the largest devolution of federal control to the states in a quarter-century.”
Tennessee Titans (8-5) vs. Houston Texans (8-5)
Sunday, December 15th, 2019 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN – In a battle for first place in the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans (8-5) host the Houston Texans (8-5) this week at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143). Kickoff is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, December 15th, 2019.
It is the first of two Titans-Texans contests in the final three weeks of the season. They will conclude the regular season against each other in Houston on December 29th. A sweep by either team will result in a division championship.
Clarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) Department of Political Science and Public Management recently established an agreement with the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law to provide a six-year path to obtain a law degree.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Gas Price average is $2.23 which is two cents higher than last week, three cents higher than last month and 15 cents more than last year.
The national gas price average is $2.57 which is one penny less than last Monday, a nickel less than one month ago, but 15 cents more than this time last year.
Waco, TX – The American Football Coaches Association named Austin Peay State University (APSU) head football coach Mark Hudspeth its Region 3 Football Championship Subdivision Coach of the Year, Tuesday. Hudspeth becomes the first Austin Peay coach to earn the regional honor from the coaches association.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Friday, December 6th, 2019, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation will host the Annual Division Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season. The ceremony will begin at 5:30pm.
The ceremony will include holiday music from the 101st Airborne Division Band, season’s greetings from Fort Campbell and 101st Airborne Division leadership, caroling, holiday activities, a surprise visitor from the North Pole and more.
Fort Campbell, KY – Members of the media and the public are invited to attend the 34th Anniversary Gander Memorial remembrance ceremony, Thursday, December 12th, 2019 at Fort Campbell. This will be the first ceremony held at the recently relocated memorial.
The memorial consists of two monuments and 256 Canadian sugar maple trees. It was built to honor the memory of the 248 Soldiers and eight crew members who lost their lives when Arrow Air Flight 1285 crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, shortly after takeoff on the morning of December 12th, 1985.
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