collision trump trudeauHonestly, I felt knifed in the heart; Not in the back.

Which describes my emotions while listening to Paddy Cosgrave, the founder and CEO of Collision Conference.  At a press conference yesterday, the young international businessman explained his reasons for moving his fantastic technology-entrepreneurship-industry event from New Orleans to Toronto, and from the United States to Canada.

collision2018 4 2I'm JAZZED. It's that time of the year again.

Jazz Fest in New Orleans, over the past three years is where technology, business, entrepreneurship, music and food have collided thanks to a fast-growing mega-event called Collision Conference. This week, starting the second week of the world-renown New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival--the sights, the sounds, the tastes, the big names and the great ideas once again converge upon the place where the BIG EASY intersects with SILICON BAYOU. And for the third straight year, I have had the opportunity to engage in a video interview with the coordinator of communications for this great event, Mike Harvey. Thankfully, including his promoting Vice President Al Gore heading the star-studded stage of speakers, Harvey had much of which to be excited.

port nolaThe Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) honored the top 10 shippers and ocean carriers that have contributed to Port NOLA’s success over the years during the 10th anniversary of the Cargo Connections Conference (CCC) on Monday, April 9, 2018.

“The Port of New Orleans values our relationships with all of our customers,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO. “We are proud to recognize our partners who play vital roles in supporting Port NOLA’s success as a global gateway.”

jimwmiller“Best available” could mean Draft surprise for Saints 
  
I will admit that I am no different from you when it comes to an opinion on who the Saints should draft when the 2018 NFL Draft kicks off on Thursday night. All things being equal, I would pick a pass rusher or a tight end. Options will be available at both positions when the Saints are on the clock at No. 27 in the first round. However, the players still available at those positions might not necessarily be the best overall player left on the board.

crouere mitch bye 2The second term of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu will thankfully come to an end on Monday May 7 and it cannot get here soon enough. There is not an overwhelming desire for the new Mayor to take office, instead it is a powerful yearning for self-serving Mitch Landrieu to leave.  As evidence, please visit www.RingsidePolitics.comand see the failing grades being given to the Mayor in our online poll.

drive shackFORE.

Actually, forward-thinking, perhaps.

New Orleans will be the fifth city to house a state of the art golf-entertainment complex.

Today, via press release, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced that Drive Shack will soon be bringing its unique golf entertainment experience to New Orleans.

collision easy 6Yikes!

Is New Orleans area at risk of losing one of its new crown jewels of technology and business-related events, Collision?

At the end of this month, Collision, one of the fastest-growing technology shows will open its doors, expectedly, to record numbers.

anxious laWhy are the people of Louisiana so stressed? According to a new Wallet Hub survey, Louisiana citizens are the most stressed in the nation.

It seems the state has a sparse number of psychologists, high housing costs and poverty levels, as well as poor job security and credit scores. People in the state get divorced at high rates, don’t get enough sleep, work long hours and are in relatively poor health. While all of those causes are important, there is another factor that is clearly the most important one is causing stress for the citizens of Louisiana, high crime.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 16:07

My Lai Vietnam tragedy and a Louisiana hero

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mylai 4Fifty years ago this weekend, the focus of the Vietnam war dramatically changed.  Many Americans were skeptical of why the war was necessary. There were scattered reports of American soldiers killing innocent civilians.  But some would argue bad things can happen during wartime, and that’s the price a nation must pay. Then came My Lai.


Icantrell clearf LaToya Cantrell doesn’t do it, the state should.

The present New Orleans City Council member and incoming mayor, Democrat Cantrell during her campaign pledged maximal transparency from her administration. That promise got off to a rocky start when she made her transition team members sign nondisclosure agreements.
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