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Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County pledges $10,000 to AIDS-stricken Malawi, Africa

 

Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County TennesseeClarksville, TN –  Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery County, Tennessee (HFHMCTN) has designated its annual tithe for the country of Malawi, located in the southern portion of the African continent.

Each year, Habitat affiliates worldwide dedicate a tithe amount to underdeveloped countries in need of housing assistance.

Habitat Malawi

Habitat Malawi

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Marsha Blackburn Report: This Week From Washington – February 2nd, 2020

 

A Big Win For Our Farmers And Manufacturers

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This week, I joined President Donald Trump at the White House for the signing of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA). This agreement is crucial to the success of the American economy.

Over the past two decades, Tennessee auto exports to Canada and Mexico have more than doubled; thousands of Tennessee jobs depend on manufacturing. The USMCA will also help our small businesses succeed by cutting red tape and will make it easier to tap into foreign markets.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

Senator Marsha Blackburn.

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Marsha Blackburn Report: Visiting Tennessee Troops in Africa

 

U.S. SenateWashington, D.C. – This Veterans Day weekend, I honored the service and sacrifice of our troops by visiting Tennessee service members overseas in the Horn of Africa. In Djibouti and Somalia, I saw firsthand the true strength of our military and our efforts on the ground. 

Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti is the only permanent U.S. military base in Africa. It is vital to our counterterrorism, antipiracy and regional stabilization efforts and our troops are hard at work here keeping China, Russia, and Islamist terrorist groups at bay. members overseas in the Horn of Africa. In Djibouti and Somalia, I saw firsthand the true strength of our military and our efforts on the ground. 

Marsha Blackburn meeting with troops at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.

Marsha Blackburn meeting with troops at Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti, Africa.

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Nashville Zoo announces Male Rhino on Exhibit now

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – The Nashville Zoo is pleased to announce the male Southern white rhinoceros is now on exhibit.

“We’re excited to have a male here and hope to have baby rhinos on the ground within a couple years,” said Nashville Zoo Hoofstock Keeper, Jason Faessler.

Named The Cheetah by generous donors, the male rhino is 5 years old and weighs approximately 4,000 pounds. He has joined the current crash of four female Southern white rhinos – Nandi, Kacie, Norma and Modwani. He arrived in Nashville back in December 2018 and has been behind the scenes adjusting to his new home and new roommates.

Southern White Rhinoceros at Nashville Zoo.

Southern White Rhinoceros at Nashville Zoo.

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Austin Peay State University freshman nonprofit executive Mallory Fundora finishes first year at APSU

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora, founder and chief operating officer of the nonprofit Project Yesu, recently completed her first year at APSU, but before she can relax and enjoy her summer, she has to make a three-week business trip to Africa.

Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora has the words "Be the Change" tattooed across her forearm. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University freshman Mallory Fundora has the words “Be the Change” tattooed across her forearm. (APSU)

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Two APSU professors picked for prestigious Carnegie fellowship

 

Austin Peay State University (APSU) 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University (APSU) professors have been chosen for the prestigious Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program.

They are among five from Tennessee and 51 from the United States and Canada who will travel to Africa this summer to help universities in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.

Austin Peay State University chemistry professor Dr. Allen Chaparadza lectures during a chemistry class in the Sundquist Science Center on campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University chemistry professor Dr. Allen Chaparadza lectures during a chemistry class in the Sundquist Science Center on campus. (APSU)

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Montgomery County Government announces Jasmine Shadding as New Diversity and Training Officer

 

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Government has recently selected Jasmine Shadding as the Diversity and Training Officer. Most recently she worked as a regional trainer for H.O.A. She also has experience in several long-term internships, as an assistant in human resources and as a retail sales manager.

Shadding holds a Masters of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of East London in the UK and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisville.

Jasmine Shadding, Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer

Jasmine Shadding, Montgomery County Diversity and Training Officer

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101st Airborne Division Battalion Chaplain serves to impact world, comfort others

 

Written by Sgt. Sharifa Newton
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – As you walk through the doors of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, and turn left you see the battalion chaplain’s open door.

Just past his assistant you can see Capt. Daniel T. Isfan, HHB chaplain, who aspires to impact the world.

“I love what I do,” Isfan said. “I love being there for people.”

Being in the Army uniform puts Isfan in a position where he can be a positive influence on Soldiers – to him there is nothing better than building relationships with the people he can provide guidance, support and encouragement.

Isfan was born and raised in South Side Chicago until he was about 15 years old. His parents wanted a better lifestyle for their children, so they moved to Phoenix, Arizona.

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who's going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

Cpt. Daniel T. Isfan, the battalion chaplain for Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), poses for a photo on Fort Campbell, Ky, June 11. “You never know who’s going to walk through the door, so you always have to be ready to either give a word of encouragement, a shoulder to cry on, a word of wisdom, or just a presence, someone to be there,” said Isfan. (Sgt. Sharifa Newton, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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NASA satellite observations reveal Freshwater locations changing around the Earth

 

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists have combined an array of NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map locations where freshwater is changing around the globe and why.

The study, published today in the journal Nature, finds that Earth’s wet land areas are getting wetter and dry areas are getting drier due to a variety of factors, including human water management, climate change and natural cycles.

A team led by Matt Rodell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, used 14 years of observations from the U.S./German-led Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) spacecraft mission to track global trends in freshwater in 34 regions around the world.

Artist's illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. GRACE Follow-On will soon continue the work of the original GRACE mission, providing valuable data that will help manage Earth's critical water resources. (NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio)

Artist’s illustration of the twin spacecraft of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On (GRACE-FO) mission. GRACE Follow-On will soon continue the work of the original GRACE mission, providing valuable data that will help manage Earth’s critical water resources. (NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio)

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American Heart Association reports Heart disease, Stroke less widespread among Foreign-Born vs. U.S.-Born Adults

 

Journal of the American Heart Association Report

American Heart AssociationDallas, TX – Foreign-born adults living in the United States had a lower prevalence of coronary heart disease and stroke than U.S.-born adults in nationally representative data spanning 2006-2014, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

Rates of heart disease and stroke are less widespread among U.S. adults who were born in another country. (American Heart Association)

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