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Literacy Mid-South launches mobile app for volunteers

Literacy Mid-South has announced that it’s now the first adult education program in the nation to offer a mobile app for its volunteers.

The app, which includes access to resources, a calendar, tutor reports and other tools, is available for Android devices here and for iOS devices here.

With the app, volunteers can “report hours, find resources, watch instructional videos, interact on social media and register for continuing education trainings and special events” straight from their phones, according to the group.

 

 

100 Girls of Code workshop coming to Memphis in June

100 Girls of Code is a program of the Tennessee Code Academy, and it’s conducting workshops across Tennessee to raise awareness among girls ages 12 to 18 about careers in computer science.

The program is sponsored by Tennessee Tech University and Launch Tennessee, and the workshops will include an intro to computer programming, a tutorial of the latest website development techniques and a look at cutting-edge gaming development taught by two female programmers.

Lunch will be provided, and the workshops have room for 25. The Memphis workshop happens June 9.

(100 Girls of Code also is trying to raise additional funding on Indiegogo through April 30. Their funding page is here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/100-girls-of-code)

It’s been 5 years, but Pastner still following Cal — just ask him

RALEIGH, N.C. — So, at the Saturday press conference at PNC Arena, a Washington Post reporter asked Tigers coach Josh Pastner what would it mean for the team to advance to the Sweet 16. Here is Pastner’s reply, which you may notice did just about everything but answer the actual question:

“If we don’t get out of this first weekend, I might be working with you at the “Washington Post” next week with the fan base

in Memphis. So no, I mean, look. Last year, they’re always going to find something in the sense

of — and I said this last night and I really believe it. I’m just not a negative guy. I don’t like negative

energy. I believe positive energy. I believe in it. I believe in positive creates positive. I think when

you have a positive energy … it’s contagious. Negativity just — so I’m not into

negativity. People are going to find stuff, not only locally, but nationally. Going into this season, we

beat St. Mary’s, top 25 in the coach as poll. This season, we haven’t beat anybody in the top 25 in

the AP poll. We won that. One time, we’ve never won a game with Jay Bilas doing the game. There

will be about seven other eight other things. So I recognize that — let me tell you this.

We’ve won a lot of games. We’ve won 75, 76 percent of our games in the five years there. And

guys are graduating at record pace. We’re back-to-back Final Fours in the academic, in the

Journal of Higher Education if it was just based on academics.

So, you know, usually when you win that type, 75, 76 percent, people, you get a statue built

of you. I was following John Calipari, who had won in his last four years over 90 percent of his games.

And I understand it. That’s what I was going to be compared to. Every day, that’s what I’m compared

to is those Final Four years. In those Final Four years, Coach Calipari went Elite 8, Elite 8, National

Championship, Sweet 16. In Memphis that’s what I’m compared to is those four years because that’s

who I’m following. That’s why I got the job, because nobody wanted to follow him. They all want to follow me

now. So I recognize that. I accept it, and I just, we got to try to win and try to win as many as we can.

We’ve won a lot of games in our time too.”

Tigers bust brackets

Apparently, the Warren Buffett $1 billion bracket challenge is done.

Thanks to the Memphis Tigers. Only three brackets remained in play when the Tigers played George Washington Friday in the round of 64. The Tigers’ 71-66 victory finished those would-be-billionaires off because they all picked GW to win the game.

Memphis coach Josh Pastner intercepted a question to the players about what they thought about busting the brackets.

“If Warren wants to donate the billion to our university, we’ll take it and use it in good company,” Pastner said with a grin.

Fresh Market confirms Midtown store, lease has been signed

Fresh Market has confirmed its bringing a third store to Memphis, at the corner of Union Ave. and Cooper St.

The store said Friday morning it’s signed a lease for the site and that the store is expected to open later this year.

Once open, it will be the eighth store in Tennessee for the company, which is continuing to grow its chain of specialty grocery stores.

Dansette

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