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2014-06-05 20:22:44

Outbreaks of Chikungunya and Dengue Fever Signal Imminent Spread MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Terminix®, the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, today warned of two serious mosquito-borne diseases which are being reported in Florida. The Florida Department of Health this week issued a report confirming 18 cases of chikungunya virus and 24 cases of dengue fever. In all confirmed cases, the individual had traveled to the...

2014-06-05 16:28:47

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeamHealth Holdings (NYSE: TMH), one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals, announced a merger with the operations of Physician Services of Cleveland, LLC. Based in Cleveland, Tenn., Physician Services of Cleveland manages and staffs the hospital emergency department for SkyRidge Medical Center, which provides emergency care for approximately 52,000 patients annually. TeamHealth began...

2014-06-04 23:15:08

George Flinn is running for United States Senate from the state of Tennessee on the sole platform to repeal and replace ObamaCare with what he says is a viable solution called the Patient Centered Health Plan. Memphis, TN (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Veterans have spent their lives on lists. From the very moment of enlistment, their ranks, deployment time and even the final role call at a soldier’s funeral, they are always on a list. Now, with the current condition of the VA hospitals,...

2014-06-04 20:21:28

General registration for the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend now open MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In observance of National Running Day today, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases, is calling all those daring enough to run 26 miles to lace up their running shoes. It's approximately 26 weeks from the St. Jude Memphis Marathon® Weekend...

2014-06-04 12:21:43

Flexibility cited as a top reason travelers choose to go by car, but preparations are key for vehicles and children alike NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer travel season is officially underway, and for most Americans that means packing a bag and hitting the road. Eighty-three percent indicate they take at least one summer road trip, according to a survey fielded by Bridgestone Americas in May 2014 among 2,000 U.S. adults.*...

2014-06-03 23:11:23

Nuclear Research Organization Trusts TrakLok for Their Critical Cargo Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 TrakLok, Inc., a cargo security firm specializing in trailer and container security, today announced that it has been awarded a $450,000 contract to provide engineering support to Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative Transportation project. This project seeks to enhance the security of radioactive sources during transport within the United States....

2014-06-03 20:22:08

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) today announced that it has priced $800 million of 3.65% senior unsecured notes due 2024 and $800 million of 4.80% senior unsecured notes due 2044. The 2024 and 2044 notes were issued at a public offering price of 99.626% and 99.479%, respectively. The offering was made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20020701/IPLOGO International Paper...

2014-06-03 08:42:52

New enhancements to LTE network and year-round investments to ensure reliable coverage in emergency situations. NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the 25(th) anniversary year of Hurricane Hugo, Verizon Wireless has prepared its network and emergency response teams to serve Tennessee customers in the event of major storms this hurricane season. Year-round intensive investments and preparations ensure Verizon customers can rely on the nation's largest wireless network to keep...

2014-06-03 08:35:23

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper Company (NYSE: IP) announced today that it has commenced a cash tender offer for up to $1.0 billion combined aggregate principal amount (subject to increase, the "Tender Cap") of its outstanding 9.375% Notes due 2019 (the "9.375% Notes") and 7.950% Notes due 2018 (the "7.950% Notes" and, together with the "9.375% Notes, the "Notes"). The terms and conditions of the tender offer are described in International Paper's...

2014-06-03 08:35:19

2013 Sustainability Report Highlights Collaborations to Advance Sustainability MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International Paper today released its 2013 Sustainability Report titled Connections that Matter, revealing progress against its voluntary sustainability goals and highlighting collaborations that advance sustainability throughout the life cycle of its products. As the world's largest procurer of wood fiber, International Paper remains committed to supporting...


Latest Tennessee Reference Libraries

Tennessee Walking Horse
2014-08-12 13:49:36

The Tennessee walking horse, also known as the Tennessee walker, is a breed of gaited horse that was developed in the state of Tennessee in America. It was developed in 1790, when Canadian pacers and Narragansett Pacers were crossbred with American mustangs. The resulting horse was one with a smooth gait that was able to perform variety of tasks. Later, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including Morgan horses, Thoroughbred horses, and American saddlebred horses. The foundation...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
2014-05-27 15:19:19

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an American National Park located in the two states of North Carolina and Tennessee. The Great Smoky Mountains, from which the park received its name, are part of a small section of the Appalachian Mountain chain known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. The park holds 522,419 acres of federally protected land and was established in 1934, although Congress had sanctioned the development of the park in 1926. It is known as the first park to be funded in part...

2012-06-14 09:21:57

Symbol: STTE12 Group: Lichen Family: Stereocaulaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Stereocaulaceae Genus   Stereocaulon Hoffm. – snow lichen Species   Stereocaulon tennesseense H. Magn. ex Degel. – Tennessee snow lichen

2012-06-15 05:53:02

Symbol: LEEXL Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:KY Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-15 05:53:03

Symbol: LEEXE Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:GA, TN Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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