RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis It’s been one year since the deadly attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Monday, the victims were remembered. … 49 people died and more than 50 others were wounded when gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in the popular gay club. … The on-call trauma surgeon that night at Orlando Regional Medical center says his training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis helped guide him in treating the dozens of victims that came through the emergency room. “We got 35,36 patients in about 30 minutes,” says … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Surgeon Who Helped Pulse Victims Trained At UTHSC In Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes Memphis’ first bike share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries

MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries Consumer Reports has named Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital a top hospital for pediatric heart surgeries based on surgical outcomes from its Heart Institute. The study used data compiled by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, a professional group representing heart and chest surgeons. In 2015, STS launched a voluntary public reporting program for congenital heart surgery, with 117 hospitals agreeing to submit data. Fifty of the hospitals agreed to share that information with Consumer Reports, making this the first such ratings of hospitals that perform pediatric heart surgery. To rate a hospital, … Continue reading MDN: Le Bonheur Rated High For Pediatric Heart Surgeries

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field The city of Memphis’ first community rugby field and its first turf rugby field will open up this fall at Gestalt Community Schools’ Power Center Academy in the Hickory Hill area thanks to a $250,000 grant from Republic Services through its National Neighborhood Promise community engagement initiative. Republic will work in collaboration with the school and Memphis Habitat to complete the field along with additional volunteer and neighborhood revitalization projects. “We started rugby about five years ago through the Memphis Urban Rugby League,” said Yetta Lewis, co-founder and CEO of … Continue reading HGN: Gestalt Community Schools plans citys first community rugby field

MDN: Winds of Change

MDN: Winds of Change Humans have been harnessing the power of the wind since the first Egyptians began to use sails to move their boats along the Nile. More than 7,000 years later, wind power capacity in the U.S. alone has surpassed 82 gigawatts, or enough energy to power 20 million homes, making it the largest renewable generation capacity in the country. … Closer to home, a planned project currently in the land rights acquisition phase known as the Plains & Eastern Clean Line is looking to further expedite this process. If everything goes as planned, the $2.5 billion project … Continue reading MDN: Winds of Change

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes Nearly 250 kids got free bikes at the Liberty Bowl today, but they had to earn them. 249 children in Shelby County Schools who had perfect attendance with no tardys for the entire school year received the bicycles. Thirteen elementary and middle schools were represented at today’s event. Some of the super students we talked to say the bike will help make their summer a great one. The Memphis High-Tailer Bicycle Club chipped in to get each kid a free helmet and t-shirt. This was the fourth year for the event. Shelby … Continue reading LocalMemphis: Nearly 250 School Children Received Free Bikes

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world A 50-ton portable emergency response field hospital, packed in containers and strapped to three flatbed trucks and two trailers, arrived at a FedEx warehouse in Memphis on Thursday. The components of the hospital  can be pieced together with fabric covering, air conditioning and heating units. Within 72 hours of a global disaster, the mobile hospital can be moved anywhere in the world, said David Lusk, senior manager of Global Operations Control at FedEx Express. “When the hospital needs to be sent some place, we can put the containers on a … Continue reading CA: Portable hospital in Memphis will respond to disasters around the world

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx

MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx Valued at more than $2 million, International Medical Corps’ massive field hospital has yet to save even a single life since it was constructed five years ago. That could soon change, however, with the addition of FedEx. On Thursday, June 1, officials with IMC and FedEx completed moving the hospital from Boise, Idaho, to a large warehouse in southeast Memphis, where it will sit in 130 crates until needed. “It’s a trauma hospital that is designed to be on the ground and operating (in a disaster zone) in 72 hours,” … Continue reading MDN: International Medical Corps’ Portable Hospital Finds Home At FedEx