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2014-02-19 12:23:16

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced today that it held a dedication ceremony for the new Geismar, Louisiana Chlor-Alkali plant this morning. This ceremony was attended by The Honourable Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana, James Chao, Chairman of the Board of Westlake Chemical and Albert Chao, President and CEO of Westlake Chemical. They were joined by various state and local officials, local industry guests and executives and...

2010-12-28 14:09:00

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La., Dec. 28, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Myriant Technologies LLC Chairman and CEO Stephen Gatto and Port of Lake Providence Director Wyly Gilfoil to announce Myriant Technologies, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Myriant Lake Providence Inc., will soon begin building a new 392,000-square-foot plant at the Port of Lake Providence that will be the world's largest bio-based succinic acid plant. (Logo:...

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2010-06-30 10:45:00

Hurricane Alex disrupted BP's clean-up efforts in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday as the storm gathered strength. U.S. President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Texas as the hurricane gathered enough strength to become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season. Alex was far from the epicenter of the clean-up operation off the Louisiana coast, but it churned up waves and strong winds that forced the workers skimming up oil and booming operations off the coasts to stop. Two...

2010-06-21 12:00:00

Becomes first state with a Democrat legislature to oppose individual mandate WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, June 18, 2010, Louisiana became the first state with a Democrat-controlled legislature to oppose a requirement to purchase health insurance--the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's health reform agenda. Louisiana House Bill 1474, which passed the Louisiana Senate with strong bipartisan support, will soon head to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk. The measure...

2009-04-30 10:35:17

The New Orleans Saints have reached an agreement that will keep the NFL team in Louisiana through 2025 and create a sports development district. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who appeared at a news conference Thursday with Saints owner Tom Benson, said the agreement would save the state $280 million in payments to the team over 17 years. The deal involves an $85 million updating of the Superdome, which would be paid for by the state. Benson would buy a nearby vacant office building and the...

2009-02-26 13:02:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's mayors today sent the following letter to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in reaction to his remarks made at the White House questioning the economic impact of the arts on the national economy: America's Mayors are extremely disappointed by your recent statements questioning the economic impact of the arts to our national, state and local economies. We are also highly concerned by your repeated attacks of the American Recovery and...

2009-02-16 23:09:32

A professional organization of scientists says it will not to hold its convention in New Orleans because of concern over Louisiana law on science education. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology -- which has more than 2,300 members -- notified Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal it will meet in Salt Lake City in 2011, bypassing New Orleans partly because of the 2007 Science Education Act, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Monday. SICB President Richard A. Satterlie of the...

2008-09-03 15:00:38

Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be released to help Louisiana recover from Hurricane Gustav, U.S. President George Bush said Wednesday. Bush, federal emergency management officials and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal were in the Louisiana capital Baton Rouge for a briefing on recovery efforts. "Bobby talked about the need to release energy or oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve," Bush said, adding that federal officials received one such request from one company doing...

2008-09-01 21:00:13

U.S. first lady Laura Bush and Cindy McCain closed Monday's Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., with a plea to help Hurricane Gustav victims. "Our first priority now, today, is to ensure the safety and well-being of the people living in the Gulf Coast region," Bush told a somber audience. The aftermath of Hurricane Gustav, which made landfall about 68 miles southwest of New Orleans Monday, was just beginning to be measured, Bush said. "When such events occur, first, we're...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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