World Trade Seminar
The World Trade Center and the Small Business Administration are offering a special seminar on Wednesday, November 16, from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. that will answer many questions for anyone looking to grow his or her business through international trade. Sandro Murtas with the SBA's Export Solutions Group will discuss such topics as export fundamentals, determining your readiness to export, and how the SBA and World Trade Center can assist you. The cost of the seminar is $60 for WTCNO members and $80 for future members. Click here to register.
The crisis between Israel and Palestine comes into sharper focus.
First, the Olive Branch, as a symbol of peace, harkens back to Ancient Greece. Olive Trees take nearly thirty years before they can produce fruit. Thus, giving an olive branch to an opponent symbolizes lasting peace.
Nick Saban is the highest-paid coach in Collegiate America, has no equal as a recruiter, prominent elevator of football programs, lost to LSU last Saturday night in a "big game" advertised as the "SEC's Best Game"' ever.
You could smell the sweet scent of victory and pride all over Louisiana and New Orleans as our beloved teams, LSU and the Saints, claimed victory this past weekend. Congratulations to both teams!!
Last week, was a social marathon for me as always...I started my week with the celebration of Dia de los Muertos hosted by the Mexican Consulate on November 1. It was held at my darling friend Stella Jones’ Gallery. The beautiful altar honoring Mahalia Jackson was artistically prepared by Cynthia Ramirez. That night was also the opening of the electrifying Broadway Across America musical Rock of Ages at the Mahalia Jackson Theater.
On Monday, a woman named Sharon Bialek and her attorney, Gloria Allred went public with charges against Herman Cain, a leading Republican Presidential candidate, regarding sexual harassment claims.
Landrieu, Broadband Grant
U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., has sent a letter to the Department of Commerce requesting a report on potential avenues to salvage an $80 million rural broadband grant awarded to Louisiana that was rescinded last month after state officials were unable to meet necessary deadlines for completion of the project.
The grant, which was awarded last year through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), would have targeted 21 parishes in rural Louisiana, including those in the Louisiana Delta Region and the four federally-recognized Native American Indian Tribes.
These “Occupiers” obviously have nowhere else to go, such as a job, family or school, so they remain in their tents and sleeping bags. In New Orleans, a fight broke out at Duncan Plaza between a machete wielding homeless man and an “Occupy” protester. According to police, they were fighting over turf, such as a park bench. In effect, the “occupiers” are displacing the homeless in cities across the country.
The Herman Cain campaign continued to try to destroy the credibility of one of his accusers Sharon Bialek who appeared at a press conference on Monday on CNN Monday night and who appeared on morning talk shows on Tuesday.
The Campaign announced on Monday night that he would be holding a press conference Tuesday afternoon and in doing so defended himself by attacking his accuser..
In his quest to become Louisiana’s next speaker of the House, Chuck Kleckley has learned how to leverage his chairmanship of the insurance committee — especially when it comes to fundraising.