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Cryptocurrency values took a tumble Monday as U.S. regulators continue to take action against initial coin offerings ICOs. The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission recently targeted two cryptocurrency companies CarrierEQ Inc. Airfox and Paragon Coin Inc. for not registering their ICOs as securities. On the heels of that news, Bitcoin fell 9 percent, to $4,958.The digital coins price hasnt been below $5,000since October 2017. Bitcoin did see a slight uptick to $5,035 by press
The timing is perfect with new developments in the area for the brand to refresh and pivot in a slightly different direction, opening up the menu beyond its Italian roots and Creole-influenced items.
Amazon.com will receive billions in subsidies from agencies in New York, Virginia and Tennessee as it expands its North American headquarters, although it stood to reap a great deal more had it selected other locations.Following the Seattle-based companys announcement this week to split its next North American headquarters among cites in Arlington,Virginia, and Long Island City, New York with a smaller logistics operation planned for Nashville, Tennessee details finally emerged concerning
A new letter urges Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and the Memphis City Council to decline the proposal for MLGW to leave TVA and buy power from an incomplete nuclear plant.
Airlines are predicting record passenger traffic at U.S. airports this Thanksgiving travel season, but with an unexpected qualifier: Despite the congestion, flight delays are expected to descend as the month unfolds. For airlines, Thanksgiving travel informally began Friday, Nov. 16, and ends Monday, Nov. 26. This years rush is expected to fluctuate between a high of 3.06 million passengers traveling the Sunday after the holiday to a low of 1.73 million on Thanksgiving day, according to research
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On the second night of a back-to-back, the Grizzlies returned to FedExForum hoping to secure another win, and a tie for first in the Western conference, after 16 games. The Dallas Mavericks arrived in Memphis on a four-game win streak, having beaten the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. Jaren Jackson had faced off against every other top 5 2018 draft pick except the Mavs Luka Doncic before tonight. In his pregame availability, Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff said the foundation has been set after 15 games and lauded the teams solid identity and culture. In terms of improvement, Bickerstaff said better offense will come along as the Grizzlies get more comfortable with one another, and learn each others games and how to play toward their teammates strengths and tendencies. The Mavericks started the game on a 5-0 run, but the game sank waist-deep into that Grindhouse mud soon after and remained bogged down, per the Grizzlies liking, from that point onward. Neither team pulled away by more than a few points, with the lead changing hands 17 times. The Mavericks got an early boost from Dorian Finney-Smiths two threes. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies shot 0-4 from deep to begin the game. Jackson put on a showcase in the first quarter. Though he and Doncic were the star rookies in this matchup, Jackson spent more of his time guarding and being guarded by DeAndre Jordan. Jackson made Jordan look downright foolish on a handful of possessions. On one play, Marc Gasol kicked the ball out to Jackson in the corner. Jackson dribble-drove into Jordan, backed up, then drove past him for a reverse-layup. In another sequence, Jackson hit a deep two in Jordans face, then blocked Jordans dunk attempt on the other end. Jackson registered another block on Jordan in the post soon after. The Mavericks finished the first period shooting 29.2 percent from the field. Between the first two quarters, the Grizzlies game-break entertainment featured a three-way competition between dental equipment. Im only pointing that out because the competition and accompanying video made less sense than episode 8 of the recent Twin Peaks. I dont know if it was ineffectual production or high art, but I didnt like it unlike episode 8 of Twin Peaks. Another absurd thing that happened: Jackson had multiple highlights in one sequence. Doncic had a look from three, but didnt want to take it with Jackson defending the perimeter. Instead, he drove towards the rim, but only made it about a step before Jackson picked his pocket, ran the court and finished at the other end with an and-one spin move. It was sublime, and deserving of the Black Unicorn nickname Ive seen spreading on Twitter. Mike Conley also had a sweet assist to Jackson in the second quarter, where he drove to the rim and no-look flipped the ball over his shoulder to the trailing rookie. Im interested to see how the Grizzlies fast break offense unearths ways to leverage Jacksons abilities for easy points. After the game, Bickerstaff said Jackson has ... an offensive skill set that were just beginning to see. I agree. Through good overall team play, the Mavericks pulled ahead early in the second quarter, and held that lead til near the end of the half. But the Grizzlies clawed their way back to a four point lead after two quarters. One thing I liked seeing: Gasol looking great on one of his rumbling hook shots in the paint, with bouncy footwork and an elastic finish. Its nice to know that shot is still very much in his tool belt. Bickerstaff called a timeout less than a minute into the second half, after Doncic and Smith Jr. hit quick threes. Doncic would finish with 8 points in the period. The teams finished the third quarter tied at 74. Memphis suffocated Dallas in the fourth quarter, holding the Mavericks to 14 points. I repeat: the Grizzlies held the Mavericks to 14 points in the final period of play, and did so on the second night of a back-to-back when their previous game was on the road. Meanwhile, solid and clutch play by Conley, Shelvin Mack, Garrett Temple, and Gasol enabled the Grizzlies to close out the game on the offensive end. Conley had another stellar shooting night, filling the basket to the tune of 28 points, and going 7-11 from deep Five of those triples came in the second half. He also dished seven assists, had two steals, and five rebounds. His shooting was efficient 10-18 from the field. Conley made it to the line for only two free throws, but I dont mind him pouring in nearly 30 points without having to put his body on the line to get to the charity stripe this early in the season. Kyle Anderson was effective in this game as well. His passing and defense were stellar, and hes shown much better touch around and near the rim in the last two games. He finished with 8 points on 4-6 shooting, and had 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. He had one particularly clutch play late in the game, where he missed a corner three, stole the rebound away from the Mavericks, and finished with a jam. JaMychal Green buoyed an otherwise disappointing performance by the Grizzlies bench. Wayne Selden and Marshon Brooks had trouble making good decisions with the ball, especially in the pick and roll, and combined for just 5 points. Mack had a lackluster shooting night, taking a small number of shots, but he made a timely three in the fourth quarter, and didnt turn the ball over once. Green had a nice return to the home court after his jaw surgery. He had a nasty block on Dennis Smith Jr., and scored 12 points on 5-8 shooting, 2-4 from three. He was one rebound shy of a double-double. Gasol had a solid night on offense, contributing 17 points on 6-16 shooting, but missed all five of his three point attempts. He made up for it on the boards, however, pulling down 15 rebounds all defensive. Memphis beat Dallas on the boards 45-43, and in the paint 44-36. Defense won the game again for the Grizzlies. The Mavericks average about 110 points a game this season, but couldnt break 90 at the Grindhouse. Gasol and Jackson had 4 blocks each. The team had 11 overall. The Mavericks finished shooting an anemic 34.1 percent from the floor. One thing Dallas did differently for stretches at the beginning of the game and second half, pointed out by Chris Herrington, was put Jordan on Jaren Jackson and smaller forwards on Gasol. As a result, Gasols three-point game was taken away, and he spent much of his time down low with Jackson on the perimeterwhen their positions are usually the other way around. After the game, Bickerstaff and Gasol said they werent too worried about other teams trying a similar tactic, and attributed the scheme and its success to the type of personnel the Mavericks have. The Grizzlies are now tied for first in the Western conference after 16 games. Thats not a tiny sample size. But the team isnt thinking much about that. Bickerstaff said he wont be paying too much attention to the rankings until after the All-Star break, and Gasol said he was happy, but that being happy isnt the same as being satisfied. The Grizzlies are off until Wednesday, when theyll take on a dangerous and similarly slow-paced Spurs team in San Antonio.
Today, the French journal Libration reports that Patrick Math, co-founder of New Rose Records and Last Call Records, has died. The details are not available at this time. He was 69. The importance of both labels to Memphis music, and underground music in general, can scarcely be overstated. After working to import punk music to France, starting in 1976, Math opened the New Rose record store in Paris in 1980. Soon after, he and partner Louis Thvenon started the label of the same name. Their first release, the Saints Paralytic Tonight, Dublin Tomorrow, set the tone for a long track record of soulful garage rock, alternative, and punk music. Many Memphis-associated artists were eventually released on the label, including Alex Chilton, Tav Falco & His Unapproachable Panther Burns, the Hellcats, and the Country Rockers. Chilton, after releasing two Eps on Big Time, shored up his career revival in the mid-80s with High Priest, Black List, and Clichs on New Rose. The label also released such Chilton-produced gems as the Gories I Know You Fine But How You Doin and Les Lolitas Fuse DAmour. Even renegade country groups like the Country Rockers or Our Favorite Band, some of the first artists recorded by Memphis Doug Easley who would doubtless be rejected by todays gatekeepers of Americana, were welcomed by New Rose, as were many other unclassifiable combos. Many of them were featured on compilations like the multi-band Everyday is a Holly Day, a tribute to Buddy Holly, as well as on albums under their own names. In the 90s, New Rose was put on ice, as Math launched Last Call Records with much the same aesthetic as its predecessor. Perhaps that labels greatest achievement, subjectively speaking, was the brilliant Cubist Blues, an improvised album by Alex Chilton, Ben Vaughn, and Alan Vega, released in 1996. It also re-released many older New Rose titles, and continued to operate well into the 21st Century. As Vaughn wrote in a Facebook post today, He was the first true bon vivant I ever met. A great music man. He will definitely be missed.
An undocumented Mexican national was indicted for illegally transporting undocumented immigrants through Tennessee. Rufino Valldovinos-Ramirez, 41, was charged with illegally transporting nine undocumented immigrants by a grand jury who maintained that he knew and disregarded the fact that his passengers were illegally present in the United States, and then transported them in furtherance of their violation of law, for the purpose of his own financial gain. Valldovinos-Ramirez was also charged with illegal re-entry to the country after having been deported. If convicted, he faces a maximum of five years in prison for each of the nine counts of illegal transportation and up to two years and/or a $250,000 fine for the illegal re-entry charge. U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said promoting lawful immigration is a priority for his office. Because the Department of Justice is the only agency that can prosecute violations of our sovereign immigration laws, it is critical that our work focuses on criminal cases that deter and reduce illegality whole promoting lawfulness in our immigration system, Dunavant said. This is a high priority for the U.S. Attorneys Office, and we will aggressively prosecute any persons who engage in unlawful smuggling, transportation, or harboring of multiple undocumented aliens to illegally enter the United States. The case will be prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorneys, Lauren Delery and Stephen Hall. It was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. Jere Miles, the special agent over the Homeland Security Investigations stationed in New Orleans, said illegal border crossing poses a threat to the countrys security and that the department is committed to investigating and prosecuting those that flagrantly violate U.S. law. Criminal networks who engage in illegal cross-border smuggling pose a security vulnerability to the U.S., Miles said. Further, these groups routinely place profit over the well-being of their human cargo, which often has tragic results for those taking this dangerous illegal path.
City leaders cleared a major hurdle Monday morning with a positive vote from state leaders on the citys plan for the redevelopment of the Memphis Fairgrounds. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and Paul Young, the citys director of Housing and Community Development, won approval of the citys revamped Tourism Development Zone TDZ from the executive committee of the State Building Commission during a meeting Monday morning in Nashville. The move would allow state taxes inside the zone to be redirected to pay for the possibly $181 million plan that would transform the fairgrounds into a youth sports mecca. Competitive youth sports is a huge business and, if youve ever been, its a lot of fun, too, Strickland told the four-member committee Monday morning. Its multiple thousands of families taking mini-vacations all across the area. Retailers, restaurants, and hotels do a booming business. I know because my son did it all over the Midwest and Southeast playing basketball. Young noted the TDZ proposal before the board Monday was completely different from the plan put before them in 2013. He said his team looked again at competitive youth sports market reports and ensured the plan focused only on those sports with which they could compete basketball, volleyball, mat sports, and indoor cheerleading. Also, Young said his team right-sized the retail spaces, the sports facilities, and made sure the complex would not compete with existing sports facilities in the Mid-South. The only similarities at this point is that its at the Fairgrounds site and its youth sports, he said. Young explained the project would move through three phases. Phase one is complete, with Tiger Lane, improvements to Liberty Bowl stadium, and site work for phase two. That part of the project would include the construction of the youth sport complex, which would front Southern on the south end of the Fairgrounds. But before hammers begin to swing on the complex, state officials will have another review of the plan before it moves ahead at all. Mondays approval of the TDZ allows city officials to begin collecting commitments of the $61 million in private funds needed to fuel phase two of the project. State finance officials will only sign off on the the $90 million in bonds city leaders will issue for their part of the project if they can raise those private funds. If the money and the numbers do not work out, we will not move forward with the project, Young said. During Mondays meeting, Justin Wilson, the state Comptroller of the Treasury, said at first he was very suspicious of this project. But with those financial assurances from city leaders that theyd halt the plan if the money didnt work and that state officials would get another look at it later, Im satisfied this is the appropriate thing to do. If the finances are in line, city leaders could issue the bonds next year or early 2020. With that, the plan said the complex could open by 2021 or 2022. Phase three of the project would begin within five years of the completion of phase two. Phase three cold cost up to $30 million and include iconic entrances and exists, improvements to the Pipkin building, expanded parking, a tourist attraction at Melrose High School, and more. The Mid-South Coliseum would remain mothballed under the plan. but Young told committee members Monday that private funding to revive the building would emerge if the area around it were reactivated. Larry Martin, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, commended Strickland and his administration for a job well done. The city of Memphis has come a long way with this TDZ from 2013 to the plan we have in front of us today, he said. State Rep. Mark White R-Memphis spoke in support of the citys TDZ. He pointed to re-development projects all over the city including Crosstown Concourse, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, the citys riverfront, and South Main. He said he considered the Fairgrounds part of the citys Golden Horseshoe.
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Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson resigns, the Fairgrounds redevelopment takes a big step forward, and James Wiseman picks his team.
A 2-year-old was shot and killed early Tuesday morning in the Hickory Hill area of Memphis.
The Grizzlies are one injury away from the threat of last seasons misery. Yet, here they stand in early-season triumph.
Reagan Strange delivered a message of faith Monday as fans gathered to listen to her performance. Strange dedicated the song to her grandparents.
Tennessee is of the unhealthiest states in the country, where nearly 7 percent of the population, or 450K people, do not have any healthcare coverage.
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A former Memphis police officer was sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison on drug-related and extortion charges while he was on duty.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert for a wanted bank robber out of Brentwood, Tennessee.
Before heading out on the road in these cold temperatures some parents may be thinking too much about their childs comfort and not enough about their safety when strapping them into their car seat.
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