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2014-10-23 23:10:59

East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective inductions and cesarean deliveries performed before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy to meet March of Dimes criteria for hospital recognition. This will give more babies a healthy start in life, the March of Dimes says. Metairie, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 East Jefferson General Hospital is one of only eighteen Louisiana hospitals to have reduced the number of elective...

2014-10-23 23:03:13

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, will be showcasing its suite of legal and compliance solutions at the 2014 Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Annual Meeting, Oct. 28-31, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, La. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, will be showcasing its suite of...

2014-10-23 16:22:40

LNG export project to create 3,000 new construction jobs, deliver natural gas to international markets HACKBERRY, La., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 300 community, business and international leaders, along with several federal, state and local elected officials, today took part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new $10 billion liquefaction export facilities at Cameron LNG in Hackberry, La. The project is being developed by a joint venture formed by Sempra Energy's...

2014-10-23 16:22:25

HOUSTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) announced that it will expand its ethylene capacity and make other capital improvements in Lake Charles, LA with an investment in excess of $330 million. This expansion is expected to be completed in late 2015 or early 2016 and will increase ethane-based ethylene capacity by approximately 250 million pounds annually. In addition to the 480 employee and 115 core contractor jobs that will be...

2014-10-22 16:28:13

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This afternoon Xavier University of Louisiana received a $19.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as part of the national Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative. Xavier will use the grant to expand the already thriving biomedical programs the historically black university offers its students. "Xavier is already number one in the nation as the primary undergraduate source of African American Ph.D.s in...

2014-10-21 16:30:52

Contribution is part of the nearly $12.5 million AT&T Aspire local impact initiative supporting best-of-best organizations across U.S. BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 200 high school students in Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes, this school year will mean a strong focus on providing students with the academic and social support necessary to succeed in school, the workforce, and in life. In addition, another 20 teens that have already dropped out of school will...

2014-10-20 08:26:12

U.S. Domestic Sourcing Conference Returns with a New Name and New Location WALNUT CREEK, Calif. and NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ahilia Inc., a global services, sourcing and technology marketing firm, today announced RevAmerica 2015, a national conference solely dedicated to U.S. domestic sourcing (onshoring) of IT and BPO services. The event will be held in New Orleans, LA, on May 5-7 at the Omni Royal hotel. This is the second time Ahilia has organized a national...

2014-10-16 16:21:06

LAKE CHARLES, La., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the CITGO Lake Charles Refinery celebrated 70 years of operations in the great state of Louisiana. The refinery, which first went online in 1944, is the largest CITGO refinery and produces more than 3.2 billion gallons of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and other finished petroleum products every year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152635 Hundreds of employees - current and retired - as well as local officials,...

2014-10-16 12:35:20

Contribution is part of the nearly $12.5 million AT&T Aspire local impact initiative supporting best-of-best organizations across U.S. NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It takes caring professionals and a relentless focus on results to keep students at risk of dropping out of high school on the path to graduation. Because of its demonstrated success supporting and motivating traditionally underserved students to stay in school and prepare for their next step in life,...

2014-10-15 00:20:43

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB) declared today a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share. The dividend is payable January 2, 2015, to shareholders of record at the close of business as of December 15, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111129/MM14279LOGO About AlbemarleAlbemarle Corporation, headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of...


Latest Louisiana Reference Libraries

Kisatchie National Forest
2013-11-22 11:56:26

Kisatchie National Forest is located in northern areas of Louisiana and is the only national forest in that state. This national forest was established in 1930 by Hoover, thanks to the influence of Caroline Dormon, a preservationist and botanist, and the Louisiana Forestry Department. It is separated into five ranger districts known as Calcasieu, Caney, Catahoula, Kisatchie and Winn districts and protects the Kisatchie Hills Wilderness. The Calcasieu district is located in the southern...

Difference Between Onshore And Offshore Flow
2012-07-16 11:34:51

Onshore flow describes the movement of any weather feature moving towards the shore. The most common weather features that are affiliated with onshore flow are Hurricanes and the daily sea breeze. What happens with a hurricane is the Northeast side of the storm will produce winds out of the Southeast to South which will force the ocean water (Storm Surge) towards the coast along with all the extensive precipitation shields. Another feature is known as the Sea breeze. The sea breeze happens...

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2012-06-14 07:50:06

Symbol: VILU Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, KS, LA, MO, MS, NM, NV, OK, TX, UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

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2012-06-14 07:50:08

Symbol: VILUL2 Group: Dicot Family: Fabaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   VIEX Vicia exigua Nutt.     VILEO2 Vicia leavenworthii Torr. & A. Gray var. occidentalis Shinners     VILUL3 Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. var. laxiflora Shinners     VILUL8 Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. var. ludoviciana   vetch   VILUT Vicia ludoviciana Nutt. var. texana (Torr. & A. Gray)...

2012-06-14 08:21:09

Symbol: TRLU2 Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:LA, MS Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin