Louisiana Business: Ochsner, LABI, AIR FRANCE-KLM, Fort Polk, Gala

Monday, 17 October 2011 15:03 Written by

AIR France-KLM


Pierre-Henri Gourgeon has resigned from his duties as Chief Executive Officer of Air France and Air France-KLM.  The Appointment Committee of Air France-KLM has put forward to the Board of Directors of Air France-KLM, which approved it, the candidacy of Alexandre de Juniac to the duties of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Air France; this appointment will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors of Air France and will become effective after the opinion of the ethics committee (Commission de déontologie) provided by the law of January 29, 1993.

Influential Democrats Like Zuckerman Questions Obama’s Leadership
Monday, 17 October 2011 12:56 Written by

US EconomyPresident Obama is in political trouble as his political base abandons him. Those who strongly support him have declined to 21% while those who strongly oppose him have increased to 43%.  That makes for a -22% differential.  Independent voters have deserted him in droves and now even some of his strongest financial Democratic backers are disillusioned and defecting. 

Herman Cain Is No Black Sheep In GOP Presidential Family
Monday, 17 October 2011 12:09 Written by

CainAn April 2011 Fox News poll appears to be one of the first national polls to test Cain among the other Republican candidates, finding his support at 2% nationwide. In fact a Gallup poll around the same time tested thirteen Republican candidates, but did not even include Cain in their battery of candidates. Cain remained mired in single digits through the summer and even lost some of his meager gains after Perry's August entry.  However, as Cain has increased his profile and other candidates have declined to run, dropped out, or failed to catch fire, Cain has vaulted into the top tier. 

New Orleans Saints v. Tampa Bay: Brees, Ingram, Colston Talk Game, Payton Injury
Monday, 17 October 2011 11:52 Written by

After the loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Drew Smith, Lance Moore and others responded to media questions regarding Sean Payton’s injury and other matters related to the loss.

QB Drew Brees (On Sean Payton's injury) "Sean Payton took hit on the sideline on what I believe was the second or third play of the game. So, he was down and tried to call plays from the sideline, but it seemed he needed to get his leg attended to, too, and I'll let other people tell you about that. For us, Pete Carmichael, our offensive coordinator, called plays. If you noticed, we did some no-huddle stuff as well. We tried to mix it up and do the best job we could.
Border Separates Occupy Wall Street And Tea Party
Monday, 17 October 2011 10:56

Occupy French Quartertoday marks the one month anniversary of the occupy wall street movement, and the astounding rise of this now-international phenomenon has drawn hundreds of thousands of active participants at hundreds of sites in the U.S., across the globe and across all borders. by comparison the tea party now borders on irrelevance.

LSU Tigers Earns BCS No. 1 Ranking
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:15 Written by

LSULSU remained perfect in 2011 on Saturday and the Tigers earned the No. 1 ranking in the initial BCS standings unveiled on Sunday on ESPN.

New Orleans Saints Losses Payton And To Bucs, Now Faces Indianapolis Colts
Sunday, 16 October 2011 23:55 Written by

PaytonThe New Orleans Saints had four turnovers and saw their four-game win streak come to an end on Sunday as they fell to the Buccaneers 26-20 at Raymond James Stadium.  The loss for the Saints sends them back home to face their Super Bowl opponent, the Indianapolis Colts who this time are 0-6 for the season due to the injury to Peyton Manning.  

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu Will Unveil Budget Monday
Sunday, 16 October 2011 14:14 Written by

New OrleansOn Monday, October 17, 2011, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will will officially present the 2012 budget to the City Council at 2:00 p.m. on Monda which will cover the city's proposed operating and capital budgets.

LSU Tigers Defense Dominated Tennessee, Looks At BCS Rank
Sunday, 16 October 2011 13:54 Written by

Les Miles

LSU's swarming defense out-muscled Tennessee and got a 89-yard interceptions return to spark the Tigers to a 38-7 shellacking of the Volunteers on Saturday before 102,000 at Neyland Stadium.

The No. 1-ranked Tigers (7-0, 3-0 SEC) now have won four road games and defeated four-ranked opponents, They outgained the Vols in the second half, 222-61 as they wore out Tennessee. The Vols fell to 3-3 over-all and 0-3 in SEC play, while LSU won for the ninth time in series history. It was only the Tigers' third win in Knoxville.  The first BCS poll will be released Sunday evening and the college football nation is looking to see if LSU will remain on top.    

Claiborne helped break open a scoreless game late in the first quarter with the big return, the third-longest in Tigers history. Two plays later, Rueben Randle caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Lee, and the route was on.

Lee finished 10-of-14 passing for 115 yards and two touchdowns, while backup Jordan Jefferson entered early in the second quarter and finished 1-of-3 passing for eight yards. However, Jefferson was effective on the ground, gaining 73 yards on 14 carries with a 3-yard touchdown.

After the game, LSU coach Les Miles said he liked the two-quarterback system. "I like using both quarterbacks," said the coach. "It's what's best, what we need to do. Both guys can do different things. We like to play both and will continue to do that."

Nungesser: The Louisiana Politician Who Gave The Madam Butterflies
Friday, 14 October 2011 12:49 Written by

MadamBefore the people of Louisiana and the nation knew him as a crusader against BP or a candidate for Lt. Governor, Billy Nungesser was a successful businessman and political operative in Plaquemines Parish. His father William Nungesser, Sr. was the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party and a beloved figure among activists and elected officials.

The elder Nungesser opened many doors for Billy who was eventually encouraged to run for Plaquemines Parish President. In 2006, he won a very close election and was subsequently re-elected with over 70 percent of the vote in 2010.


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