Category: Public Interest

Former Grizzlies Star Gay Selling Memphis Home

Former Memphis Grizzlies star Rudy Gay is trying to unload his Memphis mansion.

Gay, now with the Sacramento Kings, has listed his 8,373-square-foot home – yes, you read that right – in Galloway for $2.2 million, according to realtor.com.

The four-bedroom home features five full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. This custom home overlooking Galloway Golf Course has an amazing master suite with adjoining sitting room and fireplace, luxurious master bath, spacious custom closets, and attached nursery/office with full bath.

If you want to see how an N.B.A. star lives check out the photos here.

 

 

Medtronic and Samsung unveil partnership

Medtronic – the spinal division of which is based in Memphis – has announced a major partnership with Samsung to help improve some of the things associated with diabetes management for the millions of people living with and at risk of the disease.

The companies are developing a range of solutions that include everything from the ability to remotely view diabetes data to integrating mobile and wearable devices into diabetes management systems.

Details of the partnership were announced at the recent American Diabetes Association 75th Scientific Sessions. The companies said their first project “focuses on delivering more discreet and convenient access to personal diabetes data by developing mobile applications optimized for Samsung mobile devices that will enable the viewing of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring information.”

That application will work with Medtronic`s MiniMed Connect product, which provides access to important diabetes information for people with diabetes as well as remote alerts for their loved ones, and it’s expected to be available in the U.S. later this year.

Letter from George Harrison reveals new details about the Beatles considering a Stax session

A letter from Beatles guitarist George Harrison has surfaced with previously unknown details about the Fab Four’s long-rumored brief consideration of recording at Stax in Memphis.

Via Rolling Stone:

Harrison was writing to Atlanta DJ Paul Drew in May, 1966. About recording at Stax with producer Jim Stewart (note – not the Beatles longtime producer George Martin, which would have added yet another uncommon detail to the whole affair), Harrison said: “We would all like it a lot, but too many people get insane with money ideas at the mention of the word ‘Beatles,’ and so it fell through!”

From the Rolling Stone piece: “Word of the proposed Stax sessions has circulated before, but it was always said they pulled out due to security issues. It was also never known they contemplated working with Jim Stewart as opposed to George Martin, the only producer they’d ever worked with until the end of their career three years later. The letter was recently put on sale by Los Angeles-based rock collectibles dealer Jeff Gold, who acquired it from Drew’s widow shortly after he passed away in 2013.”

FedEx Committing Support to Nepal earthquake relief efforts

FedEx has announced it’s committing about $1 million to support relief efforts in the wake of the Nepal earthquake.

The company’s contribution will be in the form of a mix of cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver medical aid and supplies. FedEx says it’s mobilizing its disaster relief program through the company’s existing relationships with Direct Relief, Heart to Heart International, Water Missions International, American Red Cross and The Salvation Army.

FedEx’s specific contributions will include:

  • Providing a $250,00 cash donation to the American Red Cross and a $50,000 donation to The Salvation Army
  • Sponsoring Heart to Heart International’s mobile medical clinic, “which contains tents, vital medicines, medical supplies, portable medical equipment, communication equipment, non-perishable food and water purification systems.”
  • Transporting on behalf of Direct Relief large volumes of IV solutions, medicines, surgical supplies, and other medical essentials requested and approved by Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population.
  • And transporting 12 large Living Water Treatment Systems, 31 potable water chlorinators and 12 large water tanks on behalf of Water Missions International. “Combined,” says FedEx, “these systems will provide fresh water for up to 370,000 people per day.”

Relevant Roasters available at Whole Foods

Relevant Roasters, Memphis’ newest specialty coffee brand, is now available on the shelves of Whole Foods in Memphis.
Owned by Jimmy Lewis, Relevant Roasters (facebook.com/RelevantRoasters) opened on the corner of Broad Avenue and Tillman Street in mid-September. The first order of Relevant Roasters landed on the shelves of local Whole Foods stores last week.
Since completing his first batches of coffee, Lewis has hosted open houses for sampling and distributed to wholesalers and retailers, including Tart Coffee Shop & Bakery and Miss Cordelia’s on Mud Island.

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