Much to do and plenty to eat this week in New Orleans.
The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board and New Orleans Musical Legends, Inc. are hosting the 5th annual Louisiana Oyster Jubilee, Saturday, March 26, 2011 beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the 300 block of Bourbon Street. The Oyster Jubilee celebrates the local delicacy that is an integral part of the unique culinary culture of Louisiana.
New Orleans will be in the national spotlight once again as the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provides, this week, some of the very best basketball in the world--.the Southeast Regional will take place at the New Orleans Arena.
Local startup NanoFex was selected as the winner of the 2011 Water Venture Development Challenge (Water Challenge™) receiving $50,000 in seed funding and eight weeks of business development support, including $5,000 of legal services as part of the 3rd Annual Enterpreuneur Week being held in New Orleans, this week.
“I used to think we had to go to other cities to do this, but I’d like to thank everyone at The Idea Village™ and the Greater New Orleans Foundation for making it happen,” said Dave Culpepper, P.G., CEO of NanoFex. “The EPA estimates the total groundwater remediation market at $8 billion, and we hope to tap into that while purifying water and creating ‘green collar’ jobs here in New Orleans.”
Louisiana Sen. Norby Chabert, from Little Cailou has jumped from Democrat to republican and is the latest Democratic Party loss. Chabert is the fourth Democrat in the Senate to switch parties as the Democrats have lost majorities in the Louisiana Senate and House.
The mud is already flying as the Louisiana legislative session focusing upon reapportionment takes off at the State Capitol.
A video depicting North Louisiana politicians as sleezy card-playing, drinking, uncaring, greedy scums out to keep two North Louisiana Congressman at the expense of South Louisiana has hit the Internet airwaves.
The Libyan uprising has been going on for several weeks. The long repressed Libyan people were inspired by the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt. After 42 years under the thumb of a madman and dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, the Libyan people decided they had enough and wanted a change.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Sunday opened the special legislative session focusing upon redistricting and urged the legislature to put the Louisiana people before party. He spoke briefly about bipartisanship and Louisiana and compared the state to the type of rancor existing in Washington which he said puts party first instead of “America first”.
Families across Louisiana sit down regularly at the kitchen table to discuss their finances and to balance their checkbooks. They know that if they spend more than they make they are headed for trouble. Working hard and doing the right thing is responsible, and we expect it of ourselves and others. So shouldn’t the state be just as responsible?
A recent statewide survey by the LSU Public Policy Research Lab reports that Louisiana residents believe the state is headed in the wrong direction. The biggest problem cited was the economy (35.5%), and voters are almost evenly divided on whether they believe state government will adequately address its problems.
Saints owner Tom Benson welcomed 31 other NFL owners to New Orleans as the NFL' owners began their annual meeting that will continue to Tuesday.
This meeting will focus on dealing with the first work stoppage since 1987 as the contract it held with the players union went kaput. The owners, seeking more money from a deal they believed short-changed them, opted to get out of it. The union dissolved, and now both sides are headed to court for what could be a protracted, acrimonious case.
How will the Japanese earthquake, tsunami and nuclear threat impact international trade in Louisiana and throughout the world? Is there any advice for those involved in foreign trade with Japan, given the tragedy and uncertain markets?
Bayoubuzz asked these e-questions to Dominik Knoll, the CEO of the World Trade Center New Orleans.