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Renault Trademarks "Renault Tennessee" Logo, Suggesting North American Return Is Likely

Perfect timing, right? We don't want to state the obvious here, but Tennessee is a hub o Nissan activity and the two companies are joined umbilically, even sharing their CEO. Nissan's factory in Smyrna, Tennessee makes the Leaf, Altima, Maxima, Rogue ...

Tennessee High Salvages 5th Place Finish in Metcalf Highland Cup

Tennessee High might have kept a wary eye two pitches over at the Eastman Soccer Complex, where Smyrna, who had slipped by the Vikings in Friday’s opening round, 3-2, were challenging host Dobyns-Bennett in the championship fixture. Instead, the Vikings ...

Nissan To Undergo Major Expansion At Smyrna Facility

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Nissan North America officials announced the company will invest 160 million to build a new supplier park at their Smyrna vehicle assembly plant.

FATAL Accident in Smyrna on Thursday morning - name released

Dead is Adam Gordon of Smyrna, Tennessee. NewsRadio WGNS was told by Sgt. Bobby Gibson, "This is an active and on-going investigation and the cause of the crash has not yet been determined."

Nissan “supplier park” to create 1,000 new jobs

Nissan’s Smyrna plant has been noted as being the most productive automotive manufacturing plant in North America as it produces almost 650,000 vehicles each year including the Maxima, Rogue and Altima. “Nissan and Tennessee have enjoyed a long and ...

Nissan’s Smyrna Plant Receives Recognition From EPA

Nissan’s manufacturing complex in Smyrna, Tennessee was recently recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as one of the top 70 Energy Star certified plants in the country. The Nissan plant has taken several measures to reduce its demand for ...

Nissan to expand in Smyrna, bring 1,000 new jobs

"The success of Tennessee's automotive industry brings with it growth in supplier networks, and we want to thank Nissan for this new investment in Smyrna and our state." Current plans include the construction of a 1.5 million square foot logistics center ...

Nissan to add 1,000 jobs in Smyrna

Nissan North America Chairman José Muñoz attributed its continued investments in Tennessee to the state's business-friendly environment. The company's Smyrna plant produces nearly 650,000 vehicles a year, including the Maxima, Rogue and Altima.

Nissan To Invest $160 Million In New Supplier Park In Smyrna

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Nissan North America officials announced today the company will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at their Smyrna vehicle assembly plant.

Nissan North America Plans $160 Million Expansion At Smyrna, Tennessee, Assembly Plant

Nissan North America will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at their vehicle assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The project will support more than 1,000 newly created supplier jobs. “Today marks an exciting new chapter in our more than ...

Charming Craftsman Near Smyrna Market Village

The aesthetic appeal of a Craftsman-style home is timeless. Inviting front porches, handsome columns and details found in rooflines and hardware all come together for an inviting, comfortable and stur…

Man Killed By Georgia Police In Maserati Identified As New Father Nicholas Taft Thomas

A father of one was shot and killed by police officers outside of Atlanta when they tried to serve him an arrest warrant. Nicholas Taft Thomas, 25, was at his job at the Goodyear store when a total o…

1 killed in rollover crash in Smyrna

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – One person was killed in a rollover crash in Smyrna early Thursday morning. It happened on Overhead Bridge Road. The driver was the only occupant in the vehicle. The cause of…

Police Shoot Maserati Driver Nicholas Thomas Dead in Smyrna

Police shootings have made national headlines ever since an officer shot and killed an unarmed man in Ferguson, Missouri last August. The killing of Michael Brown, a black teen, led to rioting in Fer…

Smyrna Home Sales off to Quick Start in 2015

Smyrna Vinings homebuyers aren’t wasting any time and seem determined to set new sales records for Smyrna Vinings home sales in 2015. If you’re looking for a Smyrna Vinings home, your fellow house hun…

22-year-old man arrested for shooting teen in Smyrna

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection to a shooting that seriously injured a 16-year-old early Saturday morning at a Smyrna apartment. Police said they received …

Open House Happy Hour Realtor Events at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna

Traton Homes invites local real estate agents to attend its Realtor Model Home Grand Opening at Hawthorne Gate, the builder’s newest luxury townhome community in Smyrna. The home builder will host thr…

Nissan investing $160M, adding 1,000 jobs in Smyrna

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nissan will invest $160 million to build a new supplier park at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, adding 1,000 new jobs. All of the new positions are full-time and include ben…

Suspect identified in Smyrna shooting that seriously injured teen

SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – Police have identified a suspect in a weekend shooting that seriously injured a 16-year-old. The juvenile was shot around 1:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kings Crest Apartments on Wi…

Traton Homes Opens Model Townhome at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna

Traton Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of its fully-decorated model townhome at Hawthorne Gate in Smyrna. Featuring The Carrick floor plan, this model home combines functional design wi…


The importance of local education funding in SMYRNA TENNESSEE

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



People help people. Gods do not help people

HealthDay news image Organ transplants have saved more than two million years of life in the United States over a period of 25 years, new research shows.But fewer than half the people who needed a transplant in this period they received, according to a report in the online edition of the January 28 issue of the journalSurgery JAMA ."The critical shortage of donors continues to affect this field. Just 47.9 percent of patients on the waiting list during the 25 years of the study underwent a transplant. The need is increasing, and therefore the Organ donation should increase, "wrote Dr. Abbas Rana, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. The researchers analyzed the medical records of more than 530,000 people receiving organ transplants between 1987 and 2012, and nearly 580,000 people who signed up for the waiting list but never received a transplant. In that period, transplants saved 2.2 million life years, with an average of just over four years saved for each person who received a transplant from a living body, the study authors noted in a news release from the journal . The number of years saved by type of organ transplant life were: kidney, 1.3 million years; liver, more than 460,000; heart, almost 270,000; lung, about 65,000: pancreas and kidney, nearly 80,000; pancreas, just under 15,000, and intestines, around 4,500. One expert noted the relevance of the findings. "This study highlights the importance of organ donation, and shows that solid organ transplants save lives. One organ donor can have an impact on up to 50 lives," said Dr. Kareem Abu-Elmagd, director of the Center for transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. "The field of transplantation continues to seek ways to save more lives," said Abu-Elmagd. "For example, the program of ex vivo perfusion of organs of the Cleveland Clinic has been studying perfusion technology to better preserve organs donated." Powered by infusion, a machine pumps oxygen and nutrients to the donated enriched to prevent damage or deterioration of the body prior to transplant into a patient waiting, according to the Cleveland Clinic organ solution. Baylor researchers suggested a direct solution. "We call for greater support of transplantation and solid organ donation, valuable efforts have an impressive record of achievements and tremendous potential to do even more good for humanity in the future," concluded the authors. HealthDay, translated by HispaniCare

SOURCES: Kareem Abu-Elmagd, MD, Ph.D., director, Cleveland Clinic´s Transplant Center, Ohio; JAMA Surgery , news release, Jan. 28, 2015


A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named

1. What are generic drugs?

A generic drug is an identical copy of another factory named. The same dosage, safety, strength, desired effect, how to use and final results, unless the trademark.

2. Are the equally safe generic drugs to leading factory name? 

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs are safe and effective. Being that the generic use the same active ingredients and work in the body in the same way as the original, also have the same risks and benefits.

 3. Are the equally powerful to the original generic drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that generic drugs are of the same quality, strength, purity and stability as their counterparts with factory name.

4. generic drugs need more time to work in the body?

No. Generic drugs work in the same way and for the same period of time the drugs trade name.

5. Why are generic drugs less expensive?

One of the main reasons is because the manufacturers of generic drugs did not have to invest money to the developers of the original drug spent on the new product. New drugs are developed and protected by a patent. The patent protects the investment-including research, development, distribution and advertising-giving the company the sole right to sell the drug while it remains in effect. When approaching the expiration of the patent, manufacturers pueded submit an application to the FDA to sell generic versions of the drug. Since these manufacturers do not incur these costs desarrolllo the product as the first, can sell the generic version at substantial discounts. There is also more competition and less advertising, which helps keep the price down. Today, almost half of all drug prescriptions are replaced with generic versions.

6. Are drugs with name brand, produced in more modern facilities than generic?

No. Both facilities must meet manufacturing requirements required by the FDA. The agency does not allow drug manufacturing facilities of inferior quality. The FDA annually conducts about 3,500 inspections to ensure that regulations are met. The signatures of generic drugs work comparable to those of drugs called factory facilities. Indeed, the producers of original drugs produce approximately about 50 percent of generic drugs; frequently make copies of their own brand and other firms that are sold without the original name.

7. If the name drugs and generic factory have the same active ingredients, why they look different?

In the United States the law does not allow a generic drug look exactly the same to another name or trademark. However, a generic drug must duplicate the active ingredient of the original. The colors, flavors and some inactive ingredients may be different.

8. Is it necessary that every drug has a generic equivalent?

No. When drugs called factory were introduced, most of which were protected by a patent for 17 years.This provided protection to the originator that covered the initial costs (including research and marketing expenses) to develop the new drug. However, when the patent expires, other companies can introduce genetic competing versions, but only after being put to thorough testing by the manufacturer and FDA approved.

 9. What is the best source of information about generic drugs?

Contact your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance company for more information about its generic drugs. You can also visit the FDA on the Internet: Understanding Generic Drugs. [5]


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