When you get a diagnosis as the result of a medical test, do you ever stop to consider who ran that test?
Probably not. Still, about 70 percent of medical diagnoses are made with information from the laboratory provided by medical laboratory scientists.
The demand for medical laboratory scientists is expected to rise by at least 13 percent through 2020, according to the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Sciences. And salaries are also on the rise, with the median wage, based on location, estimated at $56,870. The unemployment rate of medical laboratory scientists is less than 2 percent, which is matched only by that of pharmacy technicians.
A former U.S. Senate candidate from Tennessee was arrested after allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his uncle, CNN affiliate WJHL reports.
Thomas Ken Owens offered a man $500 as a down payment to kill the relative, who is a pastor and bailiff, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.
WJHL identified Owens as a one-time Senate candidate.
A message left by CNN at Owens' residence was not immediately returned. It was not immediately clear whether he has an attorney.
Using infographics, the Huffington Post points out "One Thing Red States Do Better Than Blue States."
Here's the nut of the matter:
"People who live in deeply religious regions of the country – the solid-red states of the Bible Belt and Utah – give more of their income to charity than those who don't."
So what city outgives the Bluff City?
Jiji, Inc., a Holiday Inn franchisee located in Batesville, Miss., violated federal law when it fired an employee because of her pregnancy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed Thursday (Aug. 22).
According to the EEOC's suit, Te'Shawn Harmon informed her manager of her pregnancy on her first day of work. That evening, the manager terminated Harmon and replaced her with a non-pregnant employee, the EEOC said.
Such alleged conduct violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The EEOC filed the suit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, Oxford Division after first attempting to reach a pre-litigation settlement. The suit seeks back pay, compensatory and punitive damages, reinstatement and injunctive relief.
Empowering Young Professionals is the founding principle of the Memphis Urban League Young Professionals (MULYP) – hosts of the inaugural "Empowerment: Building Our Legacy" Conference held at the Hilton Hotel last Saturday (Aug. 17).
MULYP leadership designed the conference to solidify the group's 10-year legacy as the premiere organization to encourage and educate young professionals as the community, government and business leaders of the future in Memphis.
"There's never a great time to take a perfect opportunity," said Aaron Arnold, MULYP's Empowerment Conference keynote speaker. "I believe average people can create great things but I always wanted to be a part of something great."
It was exactly three months ago on May 21 when a federal grand jury indicted two businessmen for their roles in allegedly conspiring to defraud Swift Capital of Wilmington, DE, through the use of third-party "co-signers."
On Wednesday (Aug. 21), Judge Samuel H. Mays Jr. of the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee dismissed the indictment against defendants Demarlon Simmons, 40, of Cordova and Bernal E. Smith II, 41, of Olive Branch, Miss.
"For good cause, the motion is GRANTED," the order of dismissal read.