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2009-07-01 09:04:00

NEW ORLEANS, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Youth Impact Program and a three-time Super Bowl winner with the San Francisco 49ers, announced today the second year opening of one of the nation's most innovative "at risk" programs for the community of New Orleans that begins at Tulane University today. The Youth Impact Program (YIP) invests in "at risk" below the poverty line young boys from 9 to 12 years old in a 5-week intense program through...

2009-05-07 08:15:00

Recent Lassa fever outbreaks in Africa show vital need for new products that can be processed in any clinical or field lab DENVER and NEW ORLEANS, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, has announced an extension of the collaborative effort for developing test kits for the detection of viral hemorrhagic fever (VHF). The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a five-year...

2009-04-23 10:47:00

HOUSTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI) announced today that the Company will be presenting at the Burkenroad Reports 13th Annual Investment Conference on April 24 at The Chateau Bourbon Hotel in New Orleans. Tracy W. Krohn, W&T Offshore's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer is scheduled to make a presentation to the Burkenroad conference on Friday, April 24 at 12:00 noon Central Time. A live audio webcast of the presentation and the...

2009-04-20 16:00:00

HOUSTON, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Key Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: KEG) announced today that Dick Alario, Key's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 13th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference, Friday, April 24, 2009 in New Orleans. The presentation begins at 12:30 pm CDT and will be available via a live webcast. To access the webcast go to http://www.keyenergy.com and select "Investor Relations". Key Energy Services, Inc. is one of the...

2009-04-20 15:05:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superior Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: SPN) today announced that Terence Hall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 13th Annual BURKENROAD REPORTS Investment Conference hosted by Tulane University's Freeman School of Business. The event will be held on Friday, April 24, 2009 at the Chateau Bourbon Hotel at 800 Iberville Street in New Orleans. The event is free and open to the public. To see the conference agenda and...

2009-04-20 11:19:00

LAFAYETTE, La., April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stone Energy Corporation (NYSE: SGY) today announced that David H. Welch, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the IPAA Oil & Gas Investment Symposium in New York at the Sheraton Hotel at 2:00 p.m. eastern time on Tuesday, April 21, 2009. The company also announced that Kenneth H. Beer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at the 13th Annual Burkenroad Reports...

2009-04-17 06:00:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, April 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Susser Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq: SUSS) announced today that it will make a presentation at the 13th Annual Burkenroad Reports Investment Conference hosted by Tulane University'sFreeman School of Business on Friday, April 24 at the Chateau Bourbon Hotel, 800 Iberville St. in New Orleans. Mary Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time. The presentation will be broadcast live over...

2009-03-27 17:01:45

Researchers say chronic stress related to Hurricane Katrina has contributed to a significant increase in heart attacks in New Orleans. The study, which analyzed the number of heart attack patients admitted to Tulane Medical Center two years before the storm and two years after the hospital reopened, found a three-fold increase in heart attacks and a 120 percent increase in coronary interventions, such as angioplasty, after Katrina struck in August 2005. The post-Katrina patients had...

2008-10-13 03:00:34

By Webster, Richard A Since Hurricane Katrina forced the closure of Charity Hospital three years ago, the New Orleans area's remaining medical facilities have struggled financially to care for hundreds of thousands of uninsured patients. In one year, the big five -- East Jefferson General Hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center, Touro Infirmary, Tulane Medical Center and Ochsner Health Center -- lost a combined $135 million, according to the Louisiana Office of the Inspector General....

2008-10-02 15:00:52

The ExxonMobil Foundation announced today a donation of $1.6 million to launch a pilot program in four New Orleans public high schools to help students prepare for college. The donation to Tulane University will establish a training and incentive program to increase participation in the Advanced Placement Program(1) at four public high schools in Orleans Parish over the next five years, starting next spring. "We are very proud to help offer this high-impact program to the students of...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'