Southern Research is pleased to announce the hiring of Greg Furrow as Vice President of Quality and Compliance. As vice president, Furrow joins the executive team, and in addition to overseeing quality and regulatory compliance, will have oversight of environmental health and safety (EH&S) standards across all of Southern Research.
Thus far in the still-young 2016 season, it is been a mixed bag of results for University of Alabama freshman quarterbacks Jalen Hurts and Blake Barnett.
In the Crimson Tide's opener against Southern Cal, both Hurts and Barnett had their share of big moments, but the Alabama offense really began to thrive once Hurts relieved Barnett, the starter against the Trojans. Hurts, the Channelview, Texas native, ultimately accounted for four touchdowns, with two coming on the ground and two by air.
The Southeastern Conference today announced the football schedules for all 14 SEC schools for the 2017 season. With 13 playing weekends, the 2017 schedule includes one open date for each team and conference contests scheduled each week beginning the second weekend of September.
BBVA Compass is welcoming Andrea Smith back to Birmingham as the market CEO of its headquarters city after she spent three successful years leading the bank's efforts in San Antonio, one of the bank's key markets.
The Birmingham Barons have been named the Don Mincher Organization of the Year by the Southern League of Professional Baseball Clubs. In addition, Barons General Manager Jonathan Nelson has been named the Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year.
Two-time Talladega Superspeedway winner Jimmie Johnson will host a special Kids Question & Answer Session as part of an extraordinary Jimmie Johnson Family Ticket Package at NASCAR’s Most Competitive track prior to the start of the Alabama 500 on.
Talladega Superspeedway’s Jimmie Johnson Family Ticket Package will be in the Gadsden Grandstand for the highly anticipated Alabama 500 - the elimination race in the Round of 12 in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup where the field of title contenders will be trimmed from 12 to eight at the checkered flag. The package includes:
- $48 ticket(s) for adults and $24 ticket(s) for children
- Families will receive 10% off of merchandise purchased at the Fanatics NASCAR Trackside Superstore located in the FanZone outside the frontstretch
In addition to the Kids Q&A session, the youngsters will participate in hands-on activities during a special learning program, led by NASA’s trained educators. The focus will be centered on aerodynamics, grip, speed and other key racing elements used in NASCAR. The lessons will help demonstrate the relationship between NASA and motorsports. Each kid who attends the Q&A will also receive a four-color Jimmie Johnson NASA Rockets to Racecars activity book centered on STEM education.
Johnson, the 6-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion who has a guaranteed spot in the 16-driver Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, went to Talladega’s Gatorade Victory Lane in 2006 and 2011. His ’11 triumph was the closest finish in NASCAR history (.002 second). The driver of the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet for Hendrick Motorsports has seven top-five finishes, 11 top-10s and has led 467 laps in 29 races at TSS. He also has four pole positions, with the most recent coming in 2010.
To take advantage of this educational, economical package that will provide interaction with one of the most successful drivers in the history of NASCAR (only Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Richard Petty have won more titles – 7), visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.
Talladega Superspeedway’s action-packed weekend kicks off( ) with practice sessions for both the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola and the Alabama 500. schedule includes Foodland/Food Giant qualifying for both NCWTS ( ) and NSCS ( ) while the fred’s 250 Powered by Coca-Cola gets the green flag at . It will also be an elimination race in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Chase in which the field of title contenders will be reduced from eight to six at the race’s conclusion. The Alabama 500 race is set for at .
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ORIEN Cancer Initiative and HudsonAlpha Announce Collaboration to Accelerate the Development of Personalized Cancer Therapies13 Sep 2016
The Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN), an alliance of leading cancer centers throughout the United States, and HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology, a nonprofit research institute, announced today a new collaboration to advance cancer research and care. Under the agreement, HudsonAlpha will provide genomic sequencing services for the ORIEN Avatar™ Research Program. The program allows the nation's leading cancer centers to optimize and enable novel treatments and clinical trials, which could have the potential to impact millions of patients worldwide.
Last Friday night, September 9th, The Exceptional Foundation participants – individuals of all ages who have special needs -- entertained patrons at the Third Annual Dinnertainment event.
CIA Director John O. Brennan Key Note Speaker At Miles College's 7th Annual National Security Colloquium - "National Intelligence On Global Trends: Alternative Worlds 2030"12 Sep 2016
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced yesterday that the Birmingham Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.
Today, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards begins its search for Alabama's top youth volunteers of 2017.
Now through, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service within the past 12 months. The application is available at http://spirit.prudential.com and www.nassp.org/spirit.
National League of Cities Announces CHAMPS Initiative in Three States to Provide More Afterschool and Summer Meals to Students08 Sep 2016
The National League of Cities (NLC), in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), awarded grants to 10 cities in Kansas,Alabama and California to create or expand programs providing children with afterschool and summer meals, through their Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs (CHAMPS) initiative. This recent effort targets cities in states with low participation in the meal programs, and encourages additional cities in these states to apply for CHAMPS funding. With support from the Walmart Foundation, NLC has already helped 41 cities across the country serve over 10 million meals to 100,000 children over the last five years.
In response to recent changes to the bag policy at Bryant-Denny Stadium, retailers across the state are adding a line of bags that will meet the requirements for entry into the stadium as the start of the 2016 season approaches.
BIRMINGHAM, AL – , the entire community is invited to enjoy the many activities available at the Birmingham Zoo for Labor Day Weekend. On , guests are invited to celebrate International Vulture Awareness Day as they learn about vulture conservation and the important role vultures play in our ecosystem. Enjoy a full day of events, including Keeper Chats, a Schaeffer Eye Center Wildlife Show and more. Throughout the weekend, visitors are invited to enjoy Dino Discovery for the discounted price of $3 before the exhibit goes extinct on .
Hyundai Engineering Achieves Significant Cost Savings with New Intelligent Design Basis Verification Solution25 Aug 2016
Leading Korean engineering company Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd (Hyundai Engineering) has achieved cost savings of more than 20 percent in engineering rework man-hours on a multi-billion dollar petrochemical plant project with the Intelligent Design Basis Verification (IDBV) solution, a new customization for Intergraph Smart™ 3D that automates the process of verifying and confirming engineering design work.
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. Announces Investment in Birmingham, Alabama Multifamily Development25 Aug 2016
Preferred Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: APTS) ("PAC" or the "Company") today announced that it closed on a loan investment of up to approximately $21.1 million. This investment is in connection with Bristol Development Group's plans to develop a 271-unit multifamily community located in Birmingham, Alabama.
Alabama's Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept, announced today it will be expanding in Florida with its first location in Bradenton. The new restaurant will open onand is located at 7350 Cortez Rd. West. This location is owned and operated by new husband-and-wife franchisee team Cody and Elizabeth Toole. Their Bradenton restaurant marks the 15th Chicken Salad Chick location in Florida.
Chester's International Expands Opportunities In Louisiana, Texas With Promark Food Industry Marketing12 Aug 2016
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chester's International is excited to announce a new partnership with Promark Food Industry Marketing. The new partnership will cover southern Louisiana and Texas.
Dunkin' Donuts Announces Plans For Nine New Restaurants In Alabama, Including One Multi-Brand Restaurant With Baskin-Robbins12 Aug 2016
CANTON, Mass., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dunkin' Donuts, America's all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with two existing franchise groups to develop nine Dunkin' Donuts restaurants and one multi-brand unit with Baskin-Robbins, the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, in Alabama over the next several years.