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2010-10-29 19:06:15

The islands flanking the outlet of the Mississippi River are not only facing losses due to sea level rise and local subsidence, according to one study, but new unknown impacts from oil recovery operations, say researchers working on another project. Both will be presenting their work on Nov. 1 and 2 at the meeting of the Geological Society of American in Denver. Some islands could disappear entirely in coming decades, exposing huge swaths of marshland to the waves of the open sea. On one side...

2010-09-20 08:00:00

BILOXI, Mo., TUNICA, Miss. and DETROIT, Mich., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has announced the appointment of George P. Corchis, Jr. to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Regional Operations for MGM Resorts International. In his new position, Mr. Corchis has assumed responsibility for managing the strategic direction of MGM Grand Detroit while maintaining responsibility for overseeing Beau Rivage in...

2010-08-31 10:05:00

BILOXI, Miss., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Signs of recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina continue to happen along the Gulf Coast with the reopening of The Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center. Located on the Gulf of Mexico, the 400,000 square foot expanded and renovated Center offers a state-of-the art exhibition, sports, meeting and banquet facility serving Mississippi, the Southeast and national markets. The redesign was led by tvsdesign, an architectural...

2010-08-16 09:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Newseum marks the fifth anniversary of the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history with "Covering Katrina," a new exhibit that chronicles the dramatic tale of the media's reporting of the killer storm that struck the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Hurricane Katrina shredded Mississippi's coast, left 80 percent of New Orleans under water, destroyed billions of dollars in property, displaced 1 million residents and resulted in the deaths of...

2010-07-22 16:31:00

BILOXI, Miss., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Jay Leno, America's late night leader for nearly two decades as host of the #1 rated "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," has announced he will perform a benefit for Mississippians impacted by the Gulf oil spill. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100618/MGMINTLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100618/MGMINTLOGO) Stand Up for the Gulf Coast: A Special Evening with Jay Leno to Benefit the Gulf Coast Community Foundation will...

2010-07-06 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, July 7 through 9, three U.S. Department of Labor agency heads will travel to Gulf states impacted by the BP Deepwater spill. The delegation will include Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Jane Oates, Wage and Hour Division Deputy Administrator Nancy J. Leppink and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Patricia A. Shiu. During their visit, the federal...

2010-05-28 07:50:00

ST. LOUIS, May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISLE) announced today that it will release its financial results for its fourth quarter and year end of fiscal year 2010 before the market opens on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, and will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast at 10 a.m. central time. The toll-free telephone number to access the call for the U.S. is (877) 917-8929. The international telephone number to access the call is (630) 395-0312....

2010-03-23 12:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With legislation introduced in New Jersey yesterday to encourage new development in Atlantic City, Hard Rock International today announced a strategic alliance with Och-Ziff Real Estate to explore developing a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. The proposed legislation would for the first time allow developers to build new casinos in Atlantic City with fewer than 500 hotel rooms, significantly reducing construction costs and thereby...

2010-03-16 07:35:00

ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Hard Rock International is proud to announce the second music release of The Sound of Your Stay available now at all U.S. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos. Launched in August 2009, The Sound of Your Stay is a brand-wide music program that encourages guests to download complimentary, specially selected playlists available upon check-in. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos guests will receive a special keyholder that is embedded with a code for The Sound...

2010-01-08 10:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today resumed scheduled service from Gulfport/Biloxi, Miss., to the carrier's hub in Atlanta and added new service from Gulfport/Biloxi to Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. "AirTran Airways is excited to be returning to the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast," said Kevin Healy, senior vice president, marketing and planning. "Getting to the area's popular casinos is easier than ever...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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