Editorial: Backfiring ploy by Jindal says much about U.S.

Monday, 25 May 2015 19:24 Written by
The reaction to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's executive order last week essentially protecting discrimination against gays reinforces what was learned not long ago in Indiana by perhaps everyone but a few blinkered pols. This stuff doesn't fly anymore. Indiana's passage of a law allowing discrimination on religious grounds — a baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple being the textbook example — offended liberals, some conservatives and members of the business
With San Diego again drought-ridden, 1915 'Rainmaker' saga is revisited
Monday, 25 May 2015 19:08 Written by
As California is finding out, drought can make people — and their governments — do things that might otherwise be unthinkable. Take the San Diego of 1915. With their small city beset by drought, civic leaders hired "moisture accelerator" Charles Hatfield, who claimed to have a secret formula of chemicals to produce rain. "It was a disaster," said Rick Crawford, supervisor of special collections at San Diego's central library. For $10,000, Hatfield promised to produce…
LACVB & WKBT News 8 Announce 2nd Annual Best of La Crosse County
Monday, 25 May 2015 18:57 Written by
May 25, 2015 6:00 a.m.Tweet EmailPrint(0) Comments For the second straight year, visitors and residents of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, have the opportunity to vote for their favorite venues to eat, drink, shop, and more. (PRWEB) May 25, 2015 In association with WKBT News 8, the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the second annual Best of La Crosse County.
La Fayette MfB builds SMEs’ capacity
Monday, 25 May 2015 18:10 Written by
La Fayette Microfinance Bank, a member of Advans Group, an international microfinance institution, has said it is committed to the growth of the Small and Medium Enterprises and by extension the economy. The lender said this informed its decision to organise a capacity building workshop for the SMEs in Ibadan, Oyo State recently. According to a statement by the financial institution, the training borders on how SMEs can manage their businesses effectively by setting short…
Govt clears 21 FDI proposals worth Rs 281 cr, defers Kotak Bank proposal
Monday, 25 May 2015 15:56 Written by
New Delhi: The government has cleared 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) deals worth Rs 281 crore but deferred Kotak Mahindra Bank's proposal to hike foreign investment limit in the bank to 55 percent. Attracting FDI. Reuters "The government has approved 21 proposals of foreign direct investment (FDI) amounting to Rs 280.70 crore," a finance ministry statement said today. FDI proposals under approval route are cleared by the Foreign Investment
Thousands lose power in Mississippi, Louisiana storms
Monday, 25 May 2015 09:05 Written by
A severe storm moving through Rosedale, Miss.(Photo: Twitter) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE NEW ORLEANS - Thunderstorms have knocked out power to about 4,400 homes and businesses in Louisiana and 3,900 in Mississippi. However, meteorologists say they didn't have reports of major damage from Sunday's storms, although 51 of Louisiana's 64 parishes and 30 of Mississippi's 82 counties were under a tornado watch. Entergy Mississippi reports the largest outages: more than 2,000
Louisiana Gov. Issues Executive Order On "Religious Freedom"
Monday, 25 May 2015 03:22 Written by
Despite the backlash to similar moves in Indiana and Arkansas, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has issued an executive order that critics claim will allow Louisiana businesses to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Jindal claimed the executive order is meant to protect persons or entities with deeply held religious beliefs against same-sex marriage. "We don't support discrimination in Louisiana and we do support religious liberty," Jindal said in a statement. "These two values can be upheld
Business Can Make Splash in Water Conservation
Monday, 25 May 2015 02:10 Written by
As you’re no doubt aware, California is in the throes of one of the worst droughts in our state’s history. In January, a drought state of emergency was declared by Gov. Jerry Brown in which officials have been directed to take actions they deem necessary in order to prepare the state for any possible water shortages. The governor went a step further last month when he announced the first-ever statewide mandatory water reductions. These restrictions…
Shangri-La unveils new business travel program
Monday, 25 May 2015 00:33 Written by
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Advertising newsletter PennySaver shuts down; hundreds lose their jobs
Sunday, 24 May 2015 19:23 Written by
The PennySaver, an advertising newsletter that was a fixture in Southern California mailboxes for 50 years, is going out of business.lRelated Real EstateIn stadium financing game, Goldman Sachs dominatesSee all related 8 Employees said they were told late Friday that the company was ceasing operations immediately, without warning or further explanation. “They said,
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