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2014-10-30 23:14:43

November 18 event to include beverages and hors d’oeuvres in addition to specials such as $11-per-unit Botox treatments, $8-per-unit Xeomin treatments and more. Covington, LA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Soine Dermatology & Aesthetics, a Louisiana-based dermatologist practice headed by Dr. Erik Soine and specializing in cosmetic procedures, laser services, skin care products and more, will be celebrating its one-year anniversary in style with an open house event on November 18 from...

2014-10-30 16:26:39

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and DAVIE, Fla., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Shepard Broad Law Center is one of the nation's most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com). The education services company features the school in the new 2015 edition of its annual book, "The Best 169 Law Schools." According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publisher, "We recommend NSU's Shepard Broad Law Center as one...

2014-10-30 08:26:13

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), a leader in the global specialty chemicals industry, announced that Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate & Government Affairs, and Corporate Secretary Karen G. Narwold has been selected as a member of the 2015 DirectWomen Board Institute class. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141029/155354 "On behalf of the entire Albemarle family, I congratulate Karen on being selected as a...

2014-10-27 12:24:03

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa and LAKE CHARLES, Louisiana, October 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sasol Limited (JSE: SOL; NYSE: SSL) announced the final approval of an US$8.1 billion ethane cracker and derivatives complex at its existing site in Lake Charles, Louisiana. "Sasol's decision to move forward with this project is a defining moment in our company's history, and an important milestone in the execution of our growth strategy," said David Constable, President and...

2014-10-27 08:28:00

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today announced that its wholly-owned Louisiana subsidiary, Louisiana Healthcare Connections, has been recommended for a contract award by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) to serve its Bayou Health (Medicaid) beneficiaries. A contract is contingent upon successful negotiations with DHH and approval by the Division of Administration and by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

2014-10-24 23:01:22

JB Knowledge Technologies, Inc., technology solutions provider to the construction, risk management, and insurance industries, honored for second year in a row at both the Aggie 100 and LSU 100. Bryan/College Station, TX and Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 JBKnowledge, an information technology services and products provider to the construction, risk management, and insurance industries continues to exhibit a strong entrepreneurial spirit by being recognized at both Mays Business...

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...


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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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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