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2010-12-28 00:00:38

Gerald S. George, Ph.D., author of the best-selling gymnastics textbook "Championship Gymnastics: Biomechanical Techniques for Shaping Winners" will be recognized as an honored Alumnus of Louisiana State University and be inducted into its special Alumni "Hall of Distinction." The black-tie award ceremony will be held on April 1, 2011 on the LSU Campus. Lafayette, LA (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 Gerald S. George, Ph.D., author of the best-selling gymnastics textbook "Championship Gymnastics:...

2010-10-13 06:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Portfolio.com - the national business news site for small and mid-sized business (SMB) executives - today revealed its latest U.S. Uncovered study, ranking U.S. cities with the highest income growth. The study, which looked at the nation's top 100 metropolitan areas, analyzed 25 years of federal income data to calculate how income level growth compares across the nation. El Paso, Texas, ranks in first place, with a 147 percent increase in income levels...

2010-09-27 15:42:00

BATON ROUGE, La. and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: PNK) today unveiled updated plans for its casino and hotel in Baton Rouge anticipated to open in December 2011, subject to approval from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board. The facility will be a premier southern Louisiana destination property offering a fully integrated casino entertainment experience. Pinnacle expanded the original $250 million project budget to $357 million (exclusive of land...

2010-06-21 15:15:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- VantaCore Partners LP ("VantaCore") announced that it has acquired Lafarge North America's Clemons Aggregates site in Denham Springs, Louisiana ("Denham Springs"). This business has an estimated 7.5 million tons of sand and gravel reserves and sells approximately 550,000 tons of sand and gravel annually. This represents the fourth company VantaCore has purchased and it is the first since receiving a $100 million equity funding commitment from...

2010-06-15 08:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., June 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in providing innovative and sustainable chemistry solutions to its customers and communities, partners with LSU students to become a key sponsor of LSU mechanical and biological engineering students' 2010 senior project, the biodiesel Tiger Truck. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050801/ALBEMARLELOGO ) The Tiger Truck is on a mission to demonstrate the process of creating...

2010-05-17 07:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La. and LAS VEGAS , May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pinnacle Entertainment (NYSE: PNK) today announced the appointment of Kim Bailey Ginn, 39, to the new position of senior director of marketing for the Company's casino resort in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is currently under development. Ginn, Pinnacle's first appointment for the Baton Rouge project, will be responsible for the development of an integrated marketing program for the new property - including property...

2010-02-10 07:00:00

MIAMI, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Burger King Corp. (NYSE: BKC) brings its first-ever BK® NEXT BEST MOVE(SM) national mobile tour to the Baton Rouge area on February 23, 2010, to find "game-changers" both on the basketball court and in the community. Local ballers can show off their best moves for a chance to compete for $10,000 and to be featured in a basketball lifestyle magazine and Web site. Individuals can also submit a video of their moves on...

2009-10-27 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today its award to provide program management (PM) services for the new $1.2 billion (estimated $754 million in construction) Louisiana State University (LSU) Academic Medical Center in mid-town New Orleans. Projected at 1.6 million square feet, this state-of-the-art medical center will replace public hospital facilities lost to Hurricane Katrina, and is on a site adjacent to the...

2009-10-22 16:47:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Raleigh Studios has announced that 1stCall Studio Equipment will be the exclusive heavy equipment provider for their Louisiana studio, Raleigh Studios Baton Rouge at the Celtic Media Centre. This continues a strong relationship Raleigh has with 1stCall. 1stCall is also the exclusive heavy equipment provider at Raleigh's California locations, Raleigh Studios Hollywood, Raleigh Studios Manhattan Beach and Raleigh Studios Playa Vista. "1stCall is...

2009-08-26 10:00:00

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Westway Terminal Company LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Westway Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: WTWG), launched a $3.8 million expansion to its Port Allen facility today with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Expansion plans include the construction of 4, one million gallon bulk liquid storage tanks, which will expand the terminal's capabilities by 25 percent. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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