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2014-05-28 08:23:33

NEW ORLEANS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shell Oil Company has once again sponsored CHILDREN AT RISK to take a deeper look at high school performance in math and science education. Each year, CHILDREN AT RISK ranks the top STEM High Schools when ranking the Top High Schools across Texas. This year, in recognition of Shell's large demand for a skilled STEM workforce in Louisiana, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Texas, CHILDREN AT RISK has ranked the Top 10 STEM High Schools in Louisiana....

2014-03-08 23:03:32

Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart Students Display Original Works New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 08, 2014 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) will be hosting its third art show March 20, 2014, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the ReStore showcasing work from students at Metairie Park Country Day School and Academy of the Sacred Heart. “The art the students make is nothing short of impressive,” said Jim Pate, executive director of NOAHH. “We’re...

2013-09-17 23:02:42

Volunteers and Partner Family Help Build Home in New Orleans East New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) partnered with staff volunteers from East Jefferson General Hospital (EJGH) to help build a new home for the Perique Family in New Orleans East. More than 30 employees of EJGH were on hand to help build the home despite the late summer heat. Jeremy and his fiancé, Ariel, are the parents of two young girls. "I was endeared...

2013-06-24 23:26:54

Duplessis family received keys to new home. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 On Thursday, June 20, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) dedicated a new home in New Orleans East for the Duplessis family. Sierra Duplessis grew up in New Orleans East and works as a manager at Burger King. She says she wanted to be a homeowner in order to have a permanent home for her 7 month old son, Ramon. "Habitat is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I encourage...

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2012-08-16 21:31:10

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Salt water is creeping up into the Mississippi River from the Gulf of Mexico due to a drought, so the Army Corps of Engineers is building a sill in order to stop the process. The Mississippi River was closed down in New Orleans on Wednesday as Army engineers built a contraption to help stop the advancement of salt water from threatening the drinking water in the New Orleans area. Because of the low water levels in the giant river,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.