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Georgia Basketball Will Face Auburn, Florida and South Carolina Every Season

I think our fans will be excited about knowing that we’ll face those three teams in Athens each season ...
Auburn and Alabama vs. Tennessee instead of roaring headlong into a scheduling model that puts these rivalries at risk. In SEC basketball ...

2015 Soap Box Derby

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WDEF) - The Athens Parks and Recreation Department will be running the 21st Annual Athens Tennessee Soap Box Derby on Saturday, May 30th on Keith Lane. Driver introductions will begin at 8 am and racing will continue throughout the day.

Ken Landers

63 of Athens are scheduled for 1:00 P M Friday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Richard Morris officiating. Mr. Landers passed away May 25, 2015 at his residence. He was born April 3, 1952 in Memphis, Tennessee to Dee Wit and Helen Porter Landers.

TWC And Cleveland State To Host Summer STEM Camps

All of the camps will take place from June 15-19 on the Tennessee Wesleyan College campus in Athens, Tn. Participants age 14 and older have the option of completing a residential camp, while day camp options are open to all participants. Sessions will cost ...

Sydney Brady named June Dairy Month 4-H chair

Tennessee also has a strong presence in the milk production and processing industry, and is home to six commercial milk processing plants, with two in Nashville and others located in Athens, Memphis, Murfreesboro and Powell. In addition, Tennessee is home ...

Athens Tech president Flora Tydings stepping down July 8

Her appointment should become official today when the Tennessee Board of Regents meets. Tydings’ last day at Athens Tech is July 8, five days before she begins her new job. Tydings replaces interim president Fanny Hewlett, who took over after Chattanooga ...

Maggie the Cow helps Mayfield Dairy find new flavors

It was a bit of a company secret, but Mayfield Dairy is ready to announce what they've been up to. Earlier in the year, the Athens, Tennessee, dairy enlisted the services of longtime mascot Maggie the Cow. Her job was to travel the South looking for ...

Athens TN to get fiber-optic Internet, thanks to EPB

After nearly 10 months of contract negotiations, construction and labor, Athens Utilities Board is ready to offer fiber-optic broadband Internet service to area businesses and industries. "As of this morning we have signed all agreements with VEC and EPB ...

DENSO Athens Tennessee Facility Expands Again: Company to Invest Approximately $85 million and Hire 400

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DENSO is investing approximately $85 million to expand production of its gasoline direct injection (GDI) capability at DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee (DMAT), in Athens, Tennessee, resulting in about ...

Athens mother & son charged with forging nearly $48,000

Athens mother & son charged with forging nearly $48,000 ATHENS, TN (WRCB) - An Athens Realty company secretary is fired after investigators say she forged nearly $50,000 in stolen checks. Police say the Check out this story on ...

Athens, GA Weather for Saturday, May 30, 2015

Partly Cloudy 10% Rain Chance High: 87°F Low: 64°F Visible Satellite and radar loop this afternoon showing the rain staying to our west. Hope everyone had a fantastic day! Drier air filtered in…

Day 3 in Athens — Athens, Greece

Day 3 in Athens - Athens, Greece Athens, Greece Where I stayed AthenStyle Hostel Today we went walking to find a supermarket, butt in…

May 28 - Jun 3, 2015 -- What's Happening in Athens-Limestone AL Newsletter

Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Hello friends!Just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Athens-Limestone Alabama and our events. Don't …

10 Things To Do In Athens On A Gloomy Day

10 Things To Do In Athens On A Gloomy Day: Greece is a land of sunshine, but every once in a while...

Lucy’s Portrait Session at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA

The post Lucy’s Portrait Session at The University of Georgia in Athens, GA appeared first on Courtney Goldman Photography.

Art among the ruins: can a sculpture show in Athens offer Greece new hope?

Sculptures by Sarah Lucas, Yayoi Kusama and Richard Long sit alongside work by contemporary Athenian artists, bringing a new perspective to a city struggling to emerge from the shadow of austerityA gr…

A statue of Alexander the Great in Athens?

Alexander riding his beloved Bucephalus is endlessly reproduced in stone, marble or bronze, so it is not surprising to see another one surfacing. [Picture from] This tim…

Museums in Athens – A New Weekly Feature on Daves Travel Pages

There are lots of museums in Athens. Lots and Lots! As a new weekly feature on Daves Travel Pages, I will be visiting a museum a week in Athens, and then sharing it with you. I’m nice like that. Mu…

in athens: china meets greece art exhibit

The soft-spoken, beautiful Chinese artist’s voice started to tremble just a bit, her eyes softening and her smile glowed.  It was a special day, the opening day of the Athens exhibition of her ink pai…

New hot spots in Athens

These past two days I visited two new hot spots in Athens, the all day bars Noel and the Mπελ Ρέυ. Let me start from the beginning. Yesterday evening my friend Natali and I decided to go out for drin…


Cautions with Jasbug in ATHENS TENNESSEE

The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


The situation of health coverage in in ATHENS TENNESSEE

1. After five years of the Affordable Care Act, more than 16 million people have health coverage.

That's more people than the populations of New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago combined. This number includes parents who can finally afford to take their kids to the doctor, families who no longer risk losing their homes or savings because someone becomes ill, and young people who are now free to pursue their dreams without worrying about losing access to health care. 

With millions of people getting covered, the uninsured rate for non-elderly adults has dropped by 35% since October 2013. “The Affordable Care Act is working,” President Obama said after hearing the news that millions of Americans had signed up and gotten covered. “And I'll tell you, everywhere I go around the country, I'm meeting inpiduals who come up and thank me. How passionate they are about the difference it's made in their lives, it really reminds me why we do all of this." 

2. Medicaid is helping millions.

The Affordable Care Act allows states to expand eligibility for Medicaid, and 28 states and the District of Columbia have done so. Across all 50 states, there are 11.2 million additional Americans enrolled in Medicaid compared to a baseline period in the fall of 2013.

While not every state expanded Medicaid, those that did are seeing especially strong coverage gains. In Medicaid expansion states, the uninsured rate among families with incomes below 138 percent of the federal poverty line declined by 13 percentage points, nearly double the decline in non-expansion states.

3. Those with pre-existing conditions can no longer be denied health insurance.

Prior to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies could deny you coverage or charge you more because of a health problem that you had prior to applying for insurance. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, health insurance companies can’t refuse to cover you just because you have a pre-existing condition and they can’t close you out of coverage by charging you more than someone who doesn’t have a pre-existing condition.

This key provision means that up to 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions are no longer at risk of being denied coverage. This includes the parents of over 17.6 million children with pre-existing conditions who no longer have to live with that worry. 

4. The uninsured rate for young Americans is at its lowest point since at least 1997.

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate for young Americans has declined by more than 40 percent over the past five years. Since 2010, more than 5 million young adults have gained coverage.  This includes 2.3 million young adults who have gained coverage by being able to stay on their parent's health plan. Under the Affordable Care Act, young adults can stay on their parent’s coverage until age 26. With all that can happens in a young person's life, this provision helps ensure that those who are just starting out in college and work careers can plan with the assurance that they have access to quality and affordable coverage. 

5. Americans no longer have lifetime and annual limits on their coverage.

The Affordable Care Act has lifted the lifetime health benefit caps for 105 million Americans. Previously, many plans set a lifetime limit on how much they would spend for your covered benefits during the entire time you were enrolled in their plan. If you went over, you’d be paying out of pocket. Annual limits also constrained families and inpiduals by restricting how much they could receive per year. That's not how it should be. That’s why the Affordable Care Act prohibits health plans from putting annual or lifetime dollar limits on most benefits. 

These are just five of the core ways in which the Affordable Care Act has helped Americans get quality, affordable health care. See for yourself: Click here to meet inpiduals who have benefited from health care, read their stories, and then pass them on so others can see what getting covered -- and staying covered -- means. 


In ATHENS TENNESSEE: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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