NFL Settlement In Legal Stage; Saints' Brees Leveraging Status For Tag Exemption

Tuesday, 19 July 2011 22:56 Written by

NFL Network's Albert Breer reports attorneys worked late Tuesday with the goal of preparing a settlement agreement to be reviewed by the players by Wednesday.night. Reports on Tuesday that Drew Brees was trying to leverage his status as a named plaintiff in the Brady antitrust action into a lifetime exemption from the franchise tag, which would make the Saints quarterback an unrestricted free agent in 2012, Brees Twittered, "I want no special perks, past, present and future." So far, so good, according to Rotoworld.

Obama Returns Prestige With U.S. Dalai Lama-China Incident
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 16:49 Written by

Dali LamaAfter World War I the United States became the most powerful nation in the world and the leading creditor nation.   Everyone owed us money and most accorded us respect. America had emerged.

Louisiana Elections: From Governor Jindal To Secretary of State Races
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 13:05
dardenne-nungesserWhat is the status of Louisiana elections 2011? Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net opines about the Goveror's,  Lt. Governor's and Secretary of State races:
Drew Brees, Peyton Manning Request Exemptions From NFL Franchise Tag
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 12:44 Written by

Drew Brees and Peyton Manning have both requested exemptions from the franchise tag as part of the NFL's new CBA, according to Rotoworld.

Raising Cain Against Murfreesboro Mosque Is Right On
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 12:32 Written by

Jeff CrouereThere are 1,209 mosques all over the United States of America, in almost every state and every major metropolitan area. Most of the Muslims who worship at these mosques are law abiding Americans who do not wish harm on any innocent people.

Unfortunately, studies show that 15 percent of Muslims adhere to a radical branch of Islam that calls for violent jihad and the death of the United States of America. Because of the past few decades of violence from radical Islamists against the United States and other western nations, it is not surprising that Americans are opposed to the construction of any new mosques. For radical Muslims, mosques are used not just for prayer, but for planning terrorist attacks.

Jindal, Moret: Cheniere To Build 6B For LNG Plant In Louisiana
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 12:01 Written by

JindalToday, Governor Bobby Jindal and Steve Moret made a blockbuster of an announcement.  They joined Cheniere Energy Chairman and CEO Charif Souki to announce that one of the first natural gas liquefaction facilities in North America will be constructed at Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal in Cameron Parish. Cheniere will invest $6 billion to expand its existing facility, which will be one of the largest capital investments in Louisiana history.  

Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE Amex Equities: LNG) is a Houston-based energy company primarily engaged in LNG-related businesses. 

New Orleans Area Events: Tales Of Cocktail, Fashions, More
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:56 Written by

Darling friends,

Margarita BergenIt feels so good to be back in my beautiful adopted city of New Orleans. I still remember when I was able to spend the summers at the beautiful island of Ibiza, Spain and miss a few parties. Not anymore. There are more than I could attend. I just did my calendar for the month of August and there are days that I‘m going to need a clone. Wishful thinking but I am sorry not to have one yet.

Landrieu, Obama Business Forum Set For Wednesday In New Orleans
Tuesday, 19 July 2011 10:35 Written by

New OrleansTomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with the White House Business Council, Office of Public Engagement, and Domestic Policy Council will host an Urban Entrepreneurship Forum at Xavier University. The Forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Xavier University Center.

Louisiana Business: Rehabilitation Services, New Orleans Jazz Fest Grants, Hub International
Monday, 18 July 2011 13:42 Written by

Louisiana Rehab Services

The Louisiana Rehabilitation Council (LRC) and the Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) will hold a two-day meeting focusing on Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) on Thursday, July 21, from 12:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Friday, July 22, from 8:30 a.m. - noon.

The joint meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Shell Room of the Louisiana Resource Center for Educators, 5550 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge.

The councils will discuss suggestions and ways to improve consumer engagement, ensure the services provided by LRS meet the needs of Louisiana’s citizens with disabilities and hear success stories. The 25-member LRC and the 21-member SILC, appointed by the Governor, represent a cross section of stakeholders who meet quarterly to provide advice and guidance to LRS leadership.

Louisiana Politics: Landrieu, Baptist Convention, Obama's Veto, Cromer, Morrell, Brosett
Monday, 18 July 2011 13:22 Written by

Mitch Landrieu and Baptist Convention

Today, Mayor Mitch Landrieu welcomed the 138th Annual Session of the Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention, which convened in New Orleans on Sunday, July 17, and will end on Friday, July 22, at the Roosevelt Waldorf Astoria Hotel, located at 123 Baronne Street. This is the first time the group has assembled in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

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