Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) condemned the Court of Justice of the European Union’s recent ruling to permit anti-Israel business practices in the 28 member states.
The ruling singles out Israeli goods for discrimination and requires special labels indicating the origin of products imported from Israeli settlements and areas the EU deems “occupied by Israel since 1967.”
“In Nazi-occupied Europe, the Jewish people were forced to wear a yellow star as a means of discrimination. Similarly, this label will apply only to products from Israel and associated disputed territories, thereby discriminating against Israel and against specific Israeli businesses,” the Senators write.
Washington, D.C. – In November 1621, after the pilgrims’ first successful corn harvest, a celebratory meal was held in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It wasn’t for over two hundred years that the meal now known as Thanksgiving was held on a consistent date across the nation.
Just days after delivering the Gettysburg address in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to be the final Thursday of November. In 2019, it is customary to reflect on the many things we are grateful for.
Budapest, Hungary – Austin Peay State University men’s basketball player Eli Abaev was instrumental in helping the United States bring home the gold at the 2019 European Maccabi Games, which concluded Tuesday with the USA winning the gold-medal game against Russia.
Senator Marsha Blackburn
Washington, D.C. – Tennessee Tuesday is always my favorite day of the week.
Senator Lamar Alexander and I welcomed another great group of Tennesseans to our nation’s capital for coffee, conversation, and pictures this week.
If you plan to be in the Washington, D.C. area on a Tuesday when the Senate is in session, we would love if you join us for this Tennessee tradition. Constituents attending will have the opportunity to meet and have their picture taken with their senators while enjoying a coffee and pastries.
Written by Lonnie Shekhtman
Greenbelt, MD – The last screw is tightened and a private Moon lander is packed in the fairing atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. It took eight years to get there, plus significant dedication by a small group of scientists and engineers building Israel’s first machine to leave Earth’s orbit.
Now, the highly anticipated moment is here: a shot at the first private Moon landing, and NASA is contributing to the experiment.
An Israeli spacecraft from SpaceIL is scheduled to launch Thursday, February 21st, 2019 and is aiming to touch down on Mare Serenitatis two months later.
Austin Peay State University (APSU)
Clarksville, TN – This February, Austin Peay State University (APSU) students will get the rare opportunity to meet a top-level U.S. diplomat when M. André Goodfriend, director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy, visits campus for a series of talks.
The Office of eDiplomacy, founded in 2003, seeks to “innovative diplomacy powered by knowledge leadership, superior customer support and collaborative technology.”
Clarksville native Tiasha Gray and 2016 APSU graduate returns to Swedish Damligan
Toronto, Canada – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Austin Peay State University (APSU) women’s basketball legend Tiasha Gray has signed a one-year deal with Hogsbo Basket in the Swedish Damligan for the 2018-19 season.
Gray, a 5’7” guard, is returning to the Swedish Damligan where she was the league’s Most Valuable Player in her rookie professional campaign, leading the league in scoring and steals in 2016-17. This past season, Gray made brief stops in Israel and Lebanon before returning home to rehab a minor knee injury.
A Clarksville, Tennessee native, Gray attended Clarksville High School before starting her collegiate career at Austin Peay State University in 2012.
Written by Dwayne Brown / Laurie Cantillo
Washington, D.C. – An international team of astronomers led by NASA scientists successfully completed the first global exercise using a real asteroid to test global response capabilities.
Planning for the so-called “TC4 Observation Campaign” started in April, under the sponsorship of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office. The exercise commenced in earnest in late July, when the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope recovered the asteroid. The finale was a close approach to Earth in mid-October.
Toronto, Canada – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Tearra Banks has signed her first professional contract with Bnot Hertzeliya in Israel’s Division 1.
Banks, a 6’3” center, is coming off of a four-year collegiate career with the Austin Peay State Lady Govs. This past season, Banks was named Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Player of the Year. She was second in the OVC in scoring with 19.0 points per game and first in rebounding with 8.0 rebounds per game.
Banks was also 13th in the NCAA and second in the conference in field goal percentage at 59.9%.
APSU Sports Information
Clarksville, TN – After an impressive debut season overseas in Sweden, former Austin Peay State University women’s basketball great Tiasha Gray has signed a professional deal in Israel’s top league.
Gray will suit up for Bnot Hertzeliya over the next three seasons, with team options for 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Last October, the Clarksville native inked a deal with Swedish club Mark Basket where she went on to lead the league in scoring at 24.3 points per game and steals with 3.6.
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