Tennessee Technology & Science

Audio Description to Allow the Blind To ‘See’ the Total Eclipse

2017-08-11

    WASHINGTON, DC, August 11, 2017 — The Audio Description Project, an initiative of the American Council of the Blind (ACB), along with the Mid-Tennessee Council of the Blind, the Tennessee School for the Blind and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, announces an opportunity for blind people worldwide to experience the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. On Monday afternoon, August 21, at exactly 1:27 p.m. (CDT), the sun above Nashville, TN will disappear from view. The sky will go completely dark. But through the use of succinct, imaginative and vivid language — audio description — the event will be accessible to the millions of people who are blind or have low vision, or anyone who wishes to experience a verbal version of the visual. Between 1 and 2 p.m. (CDT) on August 21, Dr. Joel Snyder will host “A Total Eclipse — Audio Described!” on ACB Radio. Snyder, the director of ACB’s Audio Description Project, will present an...

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Hiring of Mark Maslakowski as Chief Technology Officer

2017-08-10

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Hiring of Mark Maslakowski as Chief Technology Officer Nashville, TN, August 10, 2017– BOLDplanning Inc., the leader in online solutions for Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), announced today the addition of Mark Maslakowski to its team as Chief Technology Officer. Maslakowski has a deep background in leading development teams for solutions that function in demanding environments. Before joining BOLDplanning, Maslakowski held development leadership responsibilities in companies such as Tractor Supply Company, Kirkland’s, Dollar General, Mercury Gate, and OHL. In announcing the addition of Maslakowski to the team, Fulton Wold, BOLDplanning’s Chief Executive Officer said, “We have big plans for our emergency planning, business continuity, and hazard mitigation solutions to continue making them even more user-friendly and powerful. Adding someone...

Ocular Announces Investment From Pasadena Angels To Further Develop DAX™ – The First Camera To Combat Drug And Alcohol-Impaired Driving
Ocular Announces Investment From Pasadena Angels To Further Develop DAX™ – The First Camera To Combat Drug And Alcohol-Impaired Driving

2017-08-10

Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to develop and bring to market the tools that police officers and prosecutors need to keep impaired drivers off the road and save lives. Pasadena, CA August 10, 2017 — Ocular Data Systems, Inc., creators of DAX™ Evidence Recorder, has closed on a new bridge round of funding with the Pasadena Angels. The investment enables Ocular to further develop DAX™, a groundbreaking handheld camera that specially aids law enforcement in manually testing and recording eye movements and responses. These critical signs of drug and alcohol impairment or medical conditions, not typically picked up by dash or body cameras, can be used by prosecutors as court admissible audio-video evidence of impaired...

Arthur S. Walters, MD Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who
Arthur S. Walters, MD Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who

2017-08-07

    NASHVILLE, TN, August 07, 2017 — Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dr. Arthur S. Walters a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Dr. Walters celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process. Since 2008, Dr. Walters has served as a full-time professor of neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., continuing the research he began as a young physician in movement disorders and sleep disorders. He was inspired by his mother’s side of the family, composed of creative...

Sensys America Stop On Red Week
Sensys America Stop On Red Week

2017-08-06

Stop On Red week brings awareness of people’s driving habits to the forefront, something Sensys America does every day through red light camera photo enforcement…shown to change people’s driving habits… Orlando, FL August 06, 2017 — Sensys America celebrates National Stop on Red Week beginning August 6th to 12th by encouraging all drivers to pay special attention to slowing down at intersections and stopping at red lights. During Stop on Red Awareness Week, Sensys America is hoping for a Zero Fatality week. Sensys America is looking forward to one week out of the year when there are zero fatalities from red light running. Sensys America CEO Carlos...

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Addition of Brittney Whatley for the Position of Emergency Planner
BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Addition of Brittney Whatley for the Position of Emergency Planner

2017-08-04

BOLDplanning Inc. Announces Addition of Brittney Whatley for the Position of Emergency Planner Nashville, TN, August 04, 2017– BOLDplanning Inc., the leader in online solutions for Emergency Operations Planning (EOP) and Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP), announced today the hiring of Brittney Whatley for the position of Emergency Planner. Previously, Whatley worked with the State of Arkansas as Continuity of Operations Program Manager. In that role, she worked closely with agencies, cities, counties and school districts to develop comprehensive continuity plans. Fulton Wold, Chief Executive Officer of BOLDplanning, said, “Brittney is a good example of the type of people we want on our team. She’s experienced in the field and well-educated in the science of emergency management. We’re delighted to have her on on board and excited to introduce Brittney to our current and future clients.” Whatley holds...

Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges the Family of A US Navy Veteran to Call About Lawyers If their Loved One Recently Died Before an Attorney Could Be Hired to Help with Compensation
Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Urges the Family of A US Navy Veteran to Call About Lawyers If their Loved One Recently Died Before an Attorney Could Be Hired to Help with Compensation

2017-08-03

    NEW YORK, NY, August 03, 2017 — The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, “We specialize in helping a family who has recently lost a loved one to confirmed mesothelioma before the diagnosed person had time to hire an attorney to assist with starting a financial compensation claim. “As we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303 with a family dealing with this situation, sometimes the confirmation of the mesothelioma diagnosis and the death happen almost simultaneously. “If we had one vital tip for a family in this predicament it would be please call us and ensure you are dealing with some of the nation’s most skilled mesothelioma attorneys, especially if the family member was a Veteran of the US Navy. One other tip would be to not wait longer than one year after the confirmed diagnosis as some states do have statutes of limitation that can impact mesothelioma compensation as we would like to explain again anytime at 800-714-0303.”...

The Seam Announces Three New Hires, Celebrates Graduate of National Peanut Buying Points Association Leadership Program
The Seam Announces Three New Hires, Celebrates Graduate of National Peanut Buying Points Association Leadership Program

2017-08-02

Press Release – updated: Aug 2, 2017 07:00 CDT MEMPHIS, Tenn., August 2, 2017 – The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, today announced the appointment of Tammy Sullivan, Executive Assistant; Mike Vandenbergh, Director of Emerging Technologies; and Rex Vandiver, Customer Development. Sullivan and Vandenbergh report to Mark Pryor, Chairman, and CEO. Vandiver reports to Steve Mitchell, Director PMO and Operations.  “We are thrilled to add such experienced, dedicated individuals to our growing team,” said Pryor. “The Seam’s goal is to transform the agribusiness industry from a technology and accessibility standpoint, and Tammy, Mike, and Rex are just the people we were looking for to get us there.”...

Mohawk Industries berichtet im zweiten Quartal Rekordergebnisse
Mohawk Industries berichtet im zweiten Quartal Rekordergebnisse

2017-07-30

In den sechs Monaten mit Ende zum 1. Juli 2017 betrugen der Reingewinn 461 Millionen USD und das EPS 6,17 USD. Der Reingewinn ohne Restrukturierungs- und Akquisitionsaufwendungen und sonstige Belastungen betrug 482 Millionen USD, das EPS 6,44 USD, eine Steigerung um 10 % im Vergleich zum bereinigten Sechs-Monats-EPS 2016. Im Zeitraum von sechs Monaten betrug der Nettoumsatz 4,7 Milliarden USD, eine Steigerung um 4 % gegenüber dem berichteten Vorjahr bzw. um 6 % bei konstanten Tagen und Wechselkursen. Im Zeitraum von sechs Monaten zum 2. Juli 2016 betrug der Nettoumsatz 4,5 Milliarden USD, lag der Reingewinn bei 427 Millionen USD und das EPS bei 5,73 USD. Der Reingewinn ohne Restrukturierungs- und Akquisitionsaufwendungen und sonstige Belastungen betrug 436 Millionen USD, das EPS 5,85 USD. In seinen Kommentaren zur Leistung von Mohawk Industries im ersten Quartal erklärte Chairman und CEO Jeffrey S. Lorberbaum: „Mohawk hat in diesem Zeitraum Rekorde der Firmengeschichte...

The Chattahoochee Star Local News Website Offers Chattanooga Breaking News
The Chattahoochee Star Local News Website Offers Chattanooga Breaking News

2017-07-29

CHATTANOOGA, TN – 07/29/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Chattahoochee Star, sometimes referred to as ChattanoogaBreakingNews.com or just Chattanooga Breaking News, is a local news website offering national and local news in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Chattanooga Breaking News syndicates news release directly from Perpetual Wire, the world’s leading digital provider of news-related content; and offers the ability for residents to send in local news in their neighborhood and community. Chattanooga...

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