Road closures to make way for TV filming

A reminder, several roads will be closed Downtown this weekend to accommodate the filming in town for the Cinemax show “Quarry.”

The show, set in the 1970s, focuses on a Marine sniper named Quarry played by Logan Marshall-Green, whose credits include Prometheus and 24.


Saturday’s (Aug. 1) road closures:

6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – East McLemore Ave. from Neptune to Cummings

8 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Willie Mitchell Blvd. from Trigg to Olive

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Court Ave. at 3rd St.


Sunday (Aug. 2) road closures:

8 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Poplar Ave. from Front St. to Main St.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – 2nd St. from Jefferson Ave. to Union Ave.

2 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Union Ave. from Riverside Dr. to 2nd St.

7 p.m. – 12 a.m. – Monroe Ave. at Danny Thomas Blvd.


Monday (Aug. 3) closures

7 p.m. – 4 a.m. – Poplar Ave. from Angelus St. to N. Evergreen St.


Memphis startup wins international competition

GlucosAlarm, a startup participating in the current cohort of the ZeroTo510 medical device startup accelerator, has won first place in the Tech-I competition that took place over the weekend at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi.

The competition in which GlucosAlarm – which created a technology to measure glucose in diabetic patients’ urine and simplifies the testing procedure – participated is sponsored by the Global Innovation through Science and Technology, an initiative of the U.S. State Dept.

GlucosAlarm competed as one of 15 start-ups in the world out of hundreds of applications.

St. Jude Wins $1.7M federal grant

St. Jude has picked up $1.7 million in federal grant funding for its St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study.

Begun in 2007, the study hopes to identify a large group of pediatric cancer survivors and track health outcomes over the course of their lives. The larger purpose: to gain insight into the long-term effects of the illness and treatments used on children.

The study is currently made up of patients age 18 and older who got their diagnosis at least 10 years ago. The new funding will help expand the scope of the study to those diagnosed between five and 10 years ago, as well.

Some of the funding will also go toward meals, housing and the transportation of patients.

Housing Prices, Bubbles and Irrationality

Interesting discussion on booms and busts in the real estate market:

“Developers and builders will, one way or another, exploit overpricing, increasing effective supply, in that way bringing real estate prices down.”

Justin Timberlake and the Memphis card

(Wikimedia Commons)

(Wikimedia Commons)

So, Justin Timberlake has bought 126 acres of land in Williamson County, according to The Tennessean.
Let the hand-wringing begin.
But beware the wigsnatch – the term Timberlake hashtagged in a Twitter response to someone who accused him of jumping on the bandwagon in support of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Timberlake pointing out that he is a part-owner of the Memphis franchise.
The Williamson County land purchase now engages a larger test of civic lore in which Timberlake will likely never lose his Memphis heritage, even if he wanted to – which he doesn’t.
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