The symposium, titled “Oil Spill-Induced Trophic Cascades in the Gulf: Exploring Impacts, Research Needs and Management Responses,” was co-sponsored and organized by Mote, the National Wildlife Federation and the University of South Florida College of Marine Sciences. The symposium convened approximately 40 experts from fishery management councils, local, state and federal resource management agencies, industry, academic and independent marine research institutions and environmental non-government organizations at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Fla.
St. Bernard and Katrina
The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today $1.86 million in funding for repairs at the St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal District.
These federal dollars will repair damages to the office spaces in the warehouse at the Port Harbor. Following Hurricane Katrina, these facilities were submerged in five feet of water for two weeks and sustained damages due to high winds. Repairs to the mechanical, electric and plumbing systems and structural components are needed. The repairs are scheduled for completion by August 2011.
The mouth of the Mississippi River to Baton Rouge is the largest shipping corridor in the world. The St. Bernard Port serves as an unloading site for ocean-going vessels carrying items such as metallic ores and minerals, ferro alloys, petroleum coke, zinc concentrates fertilizers and steel.
Associated Terminals operates the docks and leases the warehouse and offices from the Port Harbor. The warehouse is used to store cargo after it is taken off ships before being loaded onto trains, trucks and barges to be transported throughout the country.
FEMA has obligated a total of $12.4 million to the St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal District. Some of this funding included the construction of a new administrative building, which opened this past summer.
As the New Orleans Museum of Art kicks off its Centennial anniversary, the 45th Odyssey Ball will focus on the incredible collectors whose donations of artwork have helped create our Museum.
Simply put, at NOMA, "Art Lives" because of these amazing patrons. Director Emeritus John Bullard will premiere the newest exhibition: Great Collectors/Great Donors: The Making of the New Orleans Museum of Art, 1910-2010, honoring more than 65 collectors who helped build the Museum's permanent collection.
The honorary chair and special guest for the evening is Mrs. Frederick M. Stafford, who along with her late husband opened the very first Odyssey Ball 45 years ago.
The Idea Village received 195 initial applications and has selected a portfolio of 15 entrepreneurial ventures poised to grow in 2011:
Axon Calc, LLC – SK Khurana & Chris Van Buskirk
Bideo, Inc. – Pike Barkerding
The Durationator(r) Company – Elizabeth Townsend Gard
EMOPP, LLC – Brandon Iglesias & Joseph Kahoe
GTC NOLA, LLC – Alan Fisher
Life City – Elizabeth Shepard
Liveset – Ross Hinkle
Moped Medical – Beau Babst
NOLA Brewing Company – Kirk Coco
The Occasional Wife – Kay Morrison
PollBob – Ben Jacobson & Zach Kupperman
Rare Cuts – Henry Albert
Rebirth Financial – Chonchol Gupta & Xavier Cabo
Spa Workshop – Taylor Galyean
Trias Global, LLC – Anthony Ware
In addition to the entire Idea Village team who will rally behind the ventures, The Idea Village also welcomes serial entrepreneurs Doug Walner and Darin McAuliffe to the team as this season’s Executives-in-Residence as well as McKenzie Coco, Laila Morcos and Camille Terk as Specialist Consultants to provide further in-depth consulting and technical assistance to the IVEC class.
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