Archive | April, 2013

Wild dogs kill yet another animal at Jackson Zoo … It’s time for Zoo to move.

April 24, 2013

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Jackson Zoo officials are double-checking fencing surrounding the 110-acre facility in the wake of an attack by dogs early Tuesday that resulted in an animal’s death as has been reported in a Clarion-Ledger story. A klipspringer, a small member of the antelope family, was killed by a pack of three feral dogs in its savannah […]

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(VIDEO) C Spire Wireless COO makes the “personalized wireless” case

April 23, 2013

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C Spire Wireless chief executive officer Kevin Hankins recently shared the Ridgeland telecommunication company’s vision of “personalized wireless” with the Mississippi Business Journal.  

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Annual event to focus on emergency preparedness & health education

April 23, 2013

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The Mississippi Gulf Coast Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), which is housed within the Mississippi Gulf Coast Black Nurse Association, will host the “Discovering a Better You College and Health Fair” Saturday, June 1, 2013. The health fair will take place at Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Boulevard in Biloxi from 10AM to 4PM. Taking place on […]

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Ag Department offering farmers help with safe produce certification

April 23, 2013

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Mississippi vegetable and fruit growers who want to reap the benefits of the nation’s growing appetite for fresh produce need to show they use safe and sanitary harvesting and crop handling practices. The industry standard is U.S. Department of Agriculture certification through Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) and Good Handling Practices (GHP) audits. The testing certifies […]

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St. Dominic’s joins joint replacement registry

April 23, 2013

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St. Dominic’s has become a member of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), an independent, not-for-profit database designed to store comprehensive data about joint replacement procedures and to improve the patient experience of those who undergo joint replacement surgery. More than a million hip and knee replacements are performed each year in the U.S., and […]

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Cochran, Wicker caution White House on greenhouse gas regulation

April 23, 2013

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U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) today cautioned the Obama administration not to act unilaterally to expand the scope of a federal environmental review law in its effort to regulate greenhouse gases. The Mississippi Senators are among 33 Senators who signed a letter to the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) […]

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Clock runs out on Auburn’s iconic oaks at Toomer’s Corner

April 23, 2013

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At 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, workers made the first cut to Auburn University’s famed oaks at Toomer’s Corner. From a bucket truck, a worker removed the first branch from the tree on College Street, Mobile’s AL.com reports. Crews then moved back and forth between the two trees, removing large segments of the more than 80-year-old oaks […]

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Little Rock inventor tackles cyber-physical fiction

April 23, 2013

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Little Rock artist, inventor, and prosthetic skin technology pioneer Mike Kaczkowski has unleashed his imagination and creativity on the publishing world with his newest novel “The Seers: New World Order.” The president of The Center for Alloplastic Facial Reconstruction (or RealLifeSkin) is best-known in the medical world for developing alloplastic skin technology that very closely resembles real skin. “The […]

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(VIDEO) Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

April 23, 2013

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As machines take on more jobs, many find themselves out of work or with raises indefinitely postponed. Is this the end of growth? No, says Erik Brynjolfsson — it’s simply the growing pains of a radically reorganized economy. A riveting case for why big innovations are ahead of us … if we think of computers […]

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(VIDEO) Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

April 23, 2013

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The US economy has been expanding wildly for two centuries. Are we witnessing the end of growth? In this Ted Talk, economist Robert Gordon lays out 4 reasons US growth may be slowing, detailing factors like epidemic debt and growing inequality, which could move the US into a period of stasis we can’t innovate our […]

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