The Tennessean Names Insight Global a Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award
The Tennessean Names Insight Global a Winner of the Middle Tennessee 2017 Top Workplaces Award Atlanta, GA, July 01, 2017– Insight Global’s Nashville, Tenn. office has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Tennessean. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including Alignment, Execution, and Connection, just to name a few. “The Top Workplaces award is not a popularity contest. And oftentimes, people assume it’s all about fancy perks and benefits,” says Doug Claffey, CEO of WorkplaceDynamics. “But to be a Top Workplace, organizations must meet our strict standards for organizational health. And who better to ask about work life than the people who live the culture every day –...
Yamaha Guitars Sponsors Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night in Support of Music Education for Children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. June 30, 2017 — Yamaha Guitars is sponsoring Muriel Anderson’s All Star Guitar Night Unplugged on the final night of this year’s Summer NAMM Show, July 15, 2017. This will be the tenth year of Yamaha Guitars’ involvement with this production. Co-sponsors of the event this year include Alvarez, GHS Strings, Guitar Player Magazine, NAMM, with a silent auction courtesy of Sam Ash Music. All Star Guitar Night is a unique, guitar-centric event bringing some of the world’s most talented artists together on stage to play to standing-room-only audiences. The event typically features artists with household names as well as up-and-coming musicians. Performers at this year’s event will include Stanley Jordan, Laurence...
Day Against Drug Abuse Workshop Helps Community Reach Out to Youth
For maximum impact in the fight against drug abuse and addiction, the Nashville Church of Scientology hosted a Drug-Free Tennessee drug prevention training workshop in honor of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Nashville, Tennessee, June 29, 2017 – Drug-Free Tennessee marked International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, June 26, with a training workshop for government leaders, educators, police and parents. Their goal was to maximize efforts to reach youth with the truth about drugs before they become drug abuse statistics. The workshop took place only two weeks after
Image One Earns Spot as a Top Low-Cost Franchise on Franchise Business Review’s 2017 List
Image One logo Independent research data also shows franchisees are highly satisfied with Image One’s performance We have been honored for the past several years to consistently be independently recognized by Franchise Business Review as a leading franchise system.” — Image One President and Co-founder Tim Conn WOOD DALE, ILLINOIS, USA, June 28, 2017 — National commercial cleaning franchise Image One once again earns high marks for its franchise model from an independent surveyor. The franchise...
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests fell under the Affordable Care Act
(Reuters Health) – In Oregon, the rate of cardiac arrests happening outside of hospitals fell significantly after implementation of the Affordable Care Act and its expansion of health insurance coverage, researchers report. “The degree of benefit was most surprising: a 17 percent reduction in risk of cardiac arrest (a life-threatening condition where the heart stops pumping) among the middle-aged population for whom health insurance was expanded,” lead author Dr. Eric C. Stecker from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) in Portland said by email. Health insurance plays a big role in how, and whether, people receive adequate healthcare, but it’s not clear that better health insurance is associated with a lower risk of major bad health outcomes. Stecker and his colleagues studied the rate of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests before and after a rapid, community-wide expansion of health insurance coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, also known...
Search Solution Group Opens New Office in Thriving Nashville, TN Market
NASHVILLE, TN – 06/27/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Executive Headhunting Agency Searches for Talent in Music City, USA Nerdwallet ranked Nashville, TN the third fastest growing US job market for 2017. Search Solution Group (SSG) – America’s preeminent headhunting agency – opens its latest executive recruiting office in Music City to meet the increasing needs of top companies in filling critical positions there. SSG boasts some of the nation’s most acclaimed headhunters and is excited to be setting up shop in the booming Nashville market. Centered in the heart of Music City, the new office will be led by Managing Partner Mary Frances McCullar who is poised and ready to lead the charge in the Nashville, TN market and beyond. “I am incredibly honored to have been selected to partner with such a well-respected,...
Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape
By Tim Ghianni | NASHVILLE, Tenn. A Tennessee jury on Friday found a former Vanderbilt University football player guilty of raping an unconscious female student in a teammate’s dormitory room in 2013. The Nashville jury found Brandon Banks, 23, guilty of aggravated rape and aggravated sexual battery after deliberating for about 15 hours over two days. The case stoked simmering concern about sexual assault on college campuses by athletes. Banks faces at least 15 years in prison, Assistant District Attorney Roger Moore told media. Sentencing will be Aug. 18. “We are very satisfied with their verdict,” Moore said. Defense attorney Mark Scruggs did not respond to a request to comment. He was quoted by The Tennessean newspaper as saying that Banks was “shocked but understands that this is only the first part of this process. There’s a lot more to do from here on.”...
Judge in Michigan blocks deportation of 100 Iraqis
A U.S. judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the deportation of about 100 Iraqi nationals rounded up in Michigan in recent weeks who argued that they could face persecution or torture in Iraq because they are religious minorities. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith in Michigan issued an order staying the deportation of the Iraqis for at least two weeks as he decides whether he has jurisdiction over the matter. Goldsmith said it was unclear whether the Iraqis would ultimately succeed. The arrests shocked the close-knit Iraqi community in Michigan. Six Michigan lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives urged the government to hold off on the removals until Congress can be given assurances about the deportees’ safety. The Michigan arrests were part of a coordinated sweep in recent weeks by immigration authorities who detained about 199 Iraqi immigrants around the country. They had final deportation orders and convictions for serious crimes. The...
Edmonton’s McDavid named MVP as Vegas Knights take shape
Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid was named the Most Valuable Player in the National Hockey League on Wednesday after the 20-year-old’s points-scoring exploits helped carry his team into the post-season. McDavid overcame Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky to become the third youngest winner of the prestigious Hart Trophy award. Crosby and nine-time winner Wayne Gretzky were both 19 when they picked up the award for the first time. “It’s amazing to receive this from Wayne, the greatest player of all-time,” McDavid said when presented the award by ‘The Great One’ at a post-season presentation ceremony at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In his second season in the NHL, McDavid was the league’s top scorer with 100 points (30 goals and 70 assists) in 82 games as Edmonton returned to the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons. “I’m so proud to play in Edmonton, so proud...
U.S. judge urged to halt Iraqi deportations due to persecution fears
By Steve Friess and Mica Rosenberg | DETROIT/NEW YORK A U.S. judge heard arguments on Wednesday to halt the deportations of around 100 Iraqis arrested by immigration authorities in the Detroit area because many belong to minorities and could face torture or religious persecution in their homeland. In a coordinated sweep in recent weeks, immigration authorities moved to detain Iraqi immigrants around the country who had final deportation orders and convictions for serious crimes. The roundup followed Iraq’s agreement to accept deportees, as part of a deal that removed the country from President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban signed in March. Some of those affected came to the United States as children and committed their crimes decades ago, but they had been allowed to stay because Iraq previously declined to...