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  • Sources: Jameis Winston, Saints finalizing deal

    04/26/2020 7:37:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 26, 2020 | Charles Robinson
    Jameis Winston, one of the biggest remaining question marks in free agency, is finalizing a one-year deal to play for the New Orleans Saints in 2020, sources tell Yahoo Sports. The deal is expected to be completed quickly now that the NFL draft has wrapped, bringing Winston’s surprisingly long free agency trek to an end. Sources told Yahoo Sports that Winston’s 2020 salary will be very economical, fitting inside the Saints’ already tight salary cap for next season.
  • A New, Improved Global Test

    11/29/2004 5:07:38 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 11 replies · 707+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | November 29, 2004 | BENNY AVNI
    The next feud between America's freedom and democracy hawks and old United Nations diplomats will likely develop this week with the release of a much-anticipated report. Ordered by Secretary-General Annan, it was prepared by a panel of 16 former world movers and shakers now in their 70s, who will undoubtedly be hailed at Turtle Bay as wise men, and derided elsewhere as has-beens. Men who held previous posts like Russian foreign minister and Saddam champion Yevgeny Primakov, British U.N. envoy David Hannay, or current Arab League chief Amr Moussa, are not going to excite anyone looking for fresh insights into...
  • Mayor Cantrell: No large events or festivals in New Orleans until 2021

    04/15/2020 4:48:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 48 replies
    wwl radio ^ | APRIL 14, 2020 - 4:42 PM | CHRIS MILLER
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell today said she does not expect any large events to take place in the city for the remainder of 2020. While discussion has begun about how to re-start the economy and more normal activities when the coronavirus pandemic ends, the mayor said it is likely that a certain amount of social distancing will continue for some time, and she said that will have an impact on a lot of New Orleans events. "My recommendation is absolutely no large events such as French Quarter Fest and Jazz Fest, even Essence Festival, as it relates to the...
  • Fully-Naked Woman Tries to Book Flight at New Orleans Airport

    04/12/2020 10:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2020 | Tamar Lapin
    A woman was arrested after trying to book a flight at New Orleans airport — fully naked — and then refusing to leave. Mariel Vergara, 27, allegedly strolled up to the Spirit Airlines counter at Louis Armstrong International Airport Friday night without a stitch of clothing, Nola.com reported. Airline officials told her she wouldn’t be able to travel in her current getup — or lack thereof — and asked her to leave, but she refused, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.
  • Colorado woman walked into New Orleans airport fully nude, arrested after refusal to leave: JPSO

    04/11/2020 3:46:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 105 replies
    NOLA ^ | 4-9-20 | Michelle Hunter
    A woman who arrived at Louis Armstrong International Airport while wearing not a stitch of clothing was later arrested when she refused to leave the facility, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Mariel Vergara, 27, of Pueblo, Colo., was completely nude when she walked into the airport and made her way to the Spirit Airlines ticket counter on Friday night, April 3, authorities said. A deputy dispatched to the scene noted that Vergara had already put on a dress by the time he arrived. But she was still violating public decency laws because she had on no underwear, and...
  • [Hall of Shame]80 N95 masks stolen from New Orleans hospital site; convention center official booked

    04/05/2020 4:42:20 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Apr 4, 2020 | BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
    The public safety director at New Orleans’ Ernest N. Morial Convention Center — where officials are erecting a makeshift hospital for patients infected with COVID-19 — stole 80 masks recommended for healthcare workers battling the deadly disease and was arrested Friday, according to court records.
  • Military personnel to handle coronavirus patients at facilities in NYC, New Orleans and Dallas

    04/02/2020 8:39:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04 02 2020 | Brett Samuels
    Military personnel will being treating coronavirus patients at new medical facilities that have popped up in the cities of New York, New Orleans and Dallas, the White House said Thursday, marking a shift in policy for how the Pentagon is aiding in the medical response to the pandemic. Vice President Pence said at a White House briefing on the virus that President Trump had directed the Department of Defense to use military personnel to operate facilities fully focused on coronavirus patients. The move comes one day after Defense Secretary Mark Esper said in response to a question from The Hill...
  • Why is New Orleans' coronavirus death rate seven times New York's? Obesity is a factor

    04/02/2020 7:22:55 AM PDT · by Callahan · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/2/20 | Brad Brooks
    (Reuters) - The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States, with a per-capita death rate much higher than in New York City. Doctors, public health officials and available data say the Big Easy’s high levels of obesity and related ailments may be part of the problem.
  • VA Pastor, Musician Dies From Coronavirus He Had Questioned

    04/01/2020 7:37:37 AM PDT · by Cronos · 26 replies
    Patch ^ | 26 March 2020 | Mark Hand
    A 66-year-old Virginia musician and pastor who had questioned coronavirus media coverage died from the disease after a trip to New Orleans. A 66-year-old Virginia resident who fell ill with the new coronavirus, or COVID-19, on a trip to New Orleans died Wednesday morning at a hospital in Concord, North Carolina. The death of Landon Spradlin, an accomplished musician and a pastor, has drawn viral attention online, in part because earlier this month Spradlin questioned whether media coverage of the disease was overblown. Spradlin lived in Gretna, a small town in Pittsylvania County, about halfway between Lynchburg and Danville. While...
  • Remember the Young Woman Who Died While Waiting for a Coronavirus Test in New Orleans? ...Yeah, Well Now the Truth Is Out

    03/31/2020 6:00:28 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 31, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Last week the liberal media ran screaming headlines after 39-year-old Natasha Ott was found dead on her kitchen floor while awaiting her coronavirus test results. Rest in peace, Natasha. Of course, the left ran with the story as a way to whip up panic and attack the Trump administration...A second coronvirus test came back negative on Natasha Ott...
  • Nola Mayor, Fight Virus Not President

    03/29/2020 5:43:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2020 | Jeff Crouere
    The United States has now become the world leader in a rather unfortunate category with the largest number of coronavirus victims. This is due to the vast expansion of tests that have been made available in the United States. In contrast, the reports out of China cannot be trusted. As of Saturday, March 28, there were 121,117 confirmed cases and 2,010 deaths associated with the coronavirus in the United States. The area with the fifth-highest total of deaths in the country is New Orleans, which leads the nation in fatalities per capita. Questions are being raised about why New Orleans...
  • New Orleans Mayor, Fight The Virus Not the President

    03/29/2020 5:09:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29.20 | Jeff Crouere
    Scoring cheap political points is always distasteful, but it is especially offensive when lives are in danger The United States has now become the world leader in a rather unfortunate category with the largest number of coronavirus victims. This is due to the vast expansion of tests that have been made available in the United States. In contrast, the reports out of China cannot be trusted.
  • Rats swarm New Orleans' streets as coronavirus precautions leave them empty

    03/28/2020 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 3/28/20
    Precautions put in place to slow the rise of coronavirus cases in New Orleans has inadvertently led to a rat problem for the Louisiana city. With restaurants closed save for take-out service, far less food waste is being discarded in the city's alleyways, driving the local rodent population out into the open to search for scraps. New Orleans' famous Mardi Gras celebration brought thousands of tourists to the city, and medical experts believe it might be a big factor in the city's COVID-19 outbreak. Now with Bourbon Street's famous bars all closed and people social distancing, videos show dozens of...
  • Mardi Gras may have worsened New Orleans' coronavirus emergency, experts say

    03/27/2020 12:31:34 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 26 2020 | Louis Casiano
    New Orleans is quickly becoming a hotspot for the coronavirus, and the city's jam-packed Mardi Gras season could be the reason why, according to medical experts. More than a million revelers crowded into the city's famed French Quarter and other neighborhoods over several weeks to celebrate the costumed gathering, the culmination of the Carnival celebration. The Mardi Gras season ran from Jan. 6 to Feb. 25, or Fat Tuesday. In the weeks after, the coronavirus pandemic has spread across the United States, overwhelming hospitals in some cities and prompting lockdowns of several urban areas. The "Big Easy" -- one of...
  • (Baton Rouge) Advocate newspaper makes plea for donations to stay afloat

    03/25/2020 1:16:07 PM PDT · by abb · 43 replies
    WAFB-TV9 Baton Rouge, LA ^ | March 25, 2020 | Robb Hays
    BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The editor of The Advocate newspaper is asking the community for donations to help keep their operation up and running. John Georges, who owns a billion-dollar group of businesses including The Advocate newspaper, said Wednesday, March 25 the plea for public donations came after people in the community asked how they could help. “Every penny matters in the newspaper business,” Georges said by phone Wednesday. “If there are people in the community who want to contribute to make their paper last longer, we are accepting.” “Simply put, we need your help,” said the mass email...
  • City’s street homeless being moved into hotel (NOLA)

    03/26/2020 4:11:01 AM PDT · by abb · 36 replies
    WWL-TV4 NOLA ^ | March 25, 2020 | David Hammer
    NEW ORLEANS — City and state officials worked to finalize plans Wednesday to move homeless people off the streets and fill a 155-room hotel in the Central Business District. The general manager of that hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn-New Orleans French Quarter Downtown on Gravier Street, confirmed the plan was to start moving people in groups of 35 from encampments and house and feed them for the next 30 days, using a mixture of federal, state, local and philanthropic funds. “We have transitioned our hotel into an intake facility,” said hotel general manager Adam Turni told WWL-TV in an exclusive...
  • The (Baton Rouge) Advocate Sends Out E-Mails Begging For Money, And Landry Lets Loose On Them

    03/26/2020 6:56:41 AM PDT · by abb · 7 replies
    The Hayride ^ | March 26, 2020 | Scott McKay
    We aren’t going to get too far out over our skis on this, because after all we’re in the middle of a sell-a-thon of tickets and sponsorships for Hayride tour events that right now we’re not able to put on (see here for the skinny on that, and feel free to participate!) – but yesterday Peter Kovacs, the editor of the New Orleans Advocate, blasted out an e-mail which essentially begged the public for contributions. Here’s what that looked like… Of course, The Advocate is owned by John Georges, who as everyone in Louisiana knows by now is richer than...
  • Popular New Orleans Bounce Music DJ Passes Away At Age 44 From CoronaVirus Infection!

    03/21/2020 7:13:33 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Tommy Sotomayor News Raw ^ | March 21, 2020 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Popular New Orleans Bounce Music DJ Passes Away At Age 44 From CoronaVirus Infection! Video is 5 min long
  • This respiratory therapist treats coronavirus in New Orleans. He says the virus is a lot worse than you think.

    03/21/2020 3:25:17 PM PDT · by amorphous · 185 replies
    NOLA.COM ^ | 21 March 2020 | LIZZIE PRESSER
    As of Saturday, Louisiana was reporting nearly 600 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of the highest numbers in the country. Sixteen people had died. The majority of cases are in New Orleans, which now has one confirmed case for every 1,000 residents. New Orleans had held Mardi Gras celebrations just two weeks before its first patient, with more than a million revelers on its streets.
  • New Orleans Mayor follows Law on Gun Confiscation

    03/21/2020 8:44:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 19 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Several publications on the Internet have been examining the emergency proclamation of 11 March, and emergency proclamation of 16 March by Mayor LaToya Cantrell, of New Orleans, Louisiana. The claim seems to be that Mayor Cantrell is promoting restrictions on the ownership of guns and/or the exercise of Second Amendment rights.  That claim is not justified by Mayor Cantrell's actions. What mayor Cantrell did was to follow the law, nothing less, nothing more.Here is the controversial paragraph in the emergency proclamation issued on 11 March, 2020. The proclamation of 11 March clearly states: Subject to the provisions of ACT 275...