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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700


Hospitality’s hazy future
04/08/2020 11:30am

The Baton Rouge hospitality industry has been hit especially hard by COVID-19 mitigation equally troubling is no one is sure when the travelers will return.The post Hospitalitys hazy future appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Rally ’round Baton Rouge restaurants
04/08/2020 11:05am

The good news for a brutally hard-hit restaurant industry is that the recovery will come quick for those still standing.The post Rally round Baton Rouge restaurants appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Baton Rouge businesses still waiting on advance emergency relief grants
04/08/2020 10:38am

The streamlined application process for the SBAs Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program has been live since early last week, but many local business owners say theyre still waiting for their advance emergency relief grants days and sometimes weeks after applying. Moreover, the SBA hasnt specified when businesses that applied for an EIDL will actually receive The post Baton Rouge businesses still waiting on advance emergency relief grants appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Virus roundup … 
04/08/2020 10:15am

The LSU River Road Testing Lab, which was rapidly set up to help alleviate the burden of COVID-19 on Louisiana hospitals, has so far processed over 1,200 tests and is supporting 13 medical facilities. BREC parks will be open during the Easter weekend but many will be closed to vehicular traffic to prevent The post Virus roundup appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Roundup: License renewals / LSU grant / Puzzle fever 
04/08/2020 10:13am

Available through app: Louisiana drivers license renewal is now available through the LA Wallet app, which is currently free for Louisiana residents, The News Star reports. The in-app renewals operate just like current online renewal options, but in addition to receiving the physical credential by mail, users will receive an updated LA Wallet digital license The post Roundup: License renewals / LSU grant / Puzzle fever appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 343-3714


KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 248-0049



B-26 Hodges Hall LSU
Baton Rouge, LA 70803   Directions

(225) 578-4811


Sarah Finnegan nominated by LSU for NCAA Woman of the Year
06/23/2019 11:59am

LSU nominated former gymnast and two-time NCAA champion Sarah Finnegan 2016-2019 for the NCAA Woman of the Year, which is based on achievements in academics, athletics, service and leadership.

Family of LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan asking for donations to help with medical bills
06/20/2019 1:21pm

Former LSU gymnast Sarah Finnegan and her family are in need of support.

Rising river levels cause flooding in School of Veterinary Medicine building
06/19/2019 10:30am

The routine starts the same each rainy day before work: LSU veterinarians drive to work as it rains cats and dogs, they circle their parking lot looking for spots before settling for the visitor lot and they enter the building.

Freshman Sha’Carri Richardson sets NCAA record for 100-meter dash
06/11/2019 2:53pm

ShaCarri Richardson isnt just the best 100 meters sprinter this year. Shes the best to ever do it at the collegiate level.

'What more could they do?": LSU bullpen hangs tough for 17 innings in 6-5 loss to Mississippi State
05/23/2019 4:45am

HOOVER, Ala. You could have caught a flight from New York to London in the time it took LSU and Mississippi State to play its 17 innings that started Wednesday night and lasted into Thursday morning, but you wouldve

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 767-5660


The Advocate
The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 383-0111



844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 383-9999


Here's how sleepless nights can trigger weight gain
08/24/2018 8:53am

One sleepless night might tip the bodys metabolism toward storing fat while depleting muscle, new research suggests.

Newborns' immune systems ramp up after birth
08/24/2018 1:53pm

A babys immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds.

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors
08/24/2018 1:53pm

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years.

Read any good books lately? No, teens say, we're too busy texting and online
08/21/2018 6:53pm

One of every three American teens has not read a book just for the fun of it in a year, a new study finds.

Study explores new way to stop cancer's spread
08/22/2018 8:53am

Scientists say theyre researching a way to destroy cancer cells that travel to other parts of the body.


10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 766-3233



1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 387-2222


Man in Ireland uses old movies to unite his community under lockdown
04/08/2020 11:45am

The global health crisis has been devastating to families and communities throughout the world. But even in times of grief, glimmers of hope that speak to the strength of the human spirit shine like beacons in the dark- or like the glow of a projector as it displays old movies on an old brick wall.A movie buff in Cork, Ireland is using his projector and love of film to bring his community together during his areas stay-at-home mandate.Scott Duggan has been projecting classic movies against the wall of a nearby building for everyone in his community to enjoy in the evenings.&nbspThey can hear the audio of each film by grabbing a radio and tuning in to an FM station.&nbspHis neighbors love the ingenuity of his idea and report enjoying the feeling of togetherness that comes from watching Hollywood classics from their balconies every evening.&nbsp&nbspMy neighbour scottduggan had the most beautiful idea to project classic movies for our terrace, listening to the movie on an FM signal sitting in our own separate front gardens made us all feel a little less alone : donations went to AgeAction pic.twitter.com/8lhEnYW21l&mdash Clare Keogh claremkeogh April 8, 2020Permalink Comments

CDC considers loosening guidelines for some exposed to virus
04/08/2020 11:22am

WASHINGTON AP &mdash The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering changing its guidelines for self-isolation to make it easier for those who have been exposed to someone with the coronavirus to return to work if they are without symptoms.The public health agency, in conjunction with the White House coronavirus task force, is considering an announcement as soon as Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said.Under the proposed guidance, people who are exposed to someone infected would be allowed back on the job if they have no symptoms, test their temperature twice a day and wear a face mask, said a person familiar with the proposal under consideration. The person was not authorized to publicly discuss the draft because it had not been finalized and described the proposal on the condition of anonymity.The new policy is aimed in particular at workers in critical jobs. But it also comes as the Trump administration is eyeing what it calls a &ldquostabilization&rdquo in infection rates and looks toward rolling back some of the restrictive social distancing guidelines and restarting the stalled economy.Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation&rsquos top infectious diseases expert, said Wednesday that even as death rates rise, the administration has been working on plans to eventually reopen the country amid &ldquoglimmers of hope&rdquo that social distancing is working to stop the virus&rsquo spread.&ldquoIf, in fact, we are successful, it makes sense to at least plan what a reentry into normality would look like,&rdquo he said on Fox News Channel.&ldquoThat doesn&rsquot mean we&rsquore going to do it right now,&rdquo he added. &ldquoBut it means we need to be prepared to ease into that. And there&rsquos a lot of activity going on.&rdquoDr. Deborah Birx, a leader on the White House&rsquos coronavirus task force, called the upcoming CDC guidance &ldquoa very important piece.&rdquo&ldquoIt looks at degree of exposure and really making it clear that exposure occurs within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes, so really understanding where you shouldn&rsquot be within 6 feet of people right now,&rdquo Birx told CBS on Wednesday.The proposed guidance would follow recommendations made by the CDC that eased self-isolation requirements for front-line medical workers who were exposed to the virus. Under CDC guidance, medical workers who have been exposed to the virus without protective equipment but who have no symptoms can return to work with a mask and temperature checks after 14 days.Pence on Tuesday said the White House is focusing on the &ldquopoint of need&rdquo for the current situation but also is operating on another track to consider future recommendations for the public.For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, and death. In the United States, there have been about 400,000 cases and about 13,000 deaths.In fashioning the recommendations, the administration appeared to be trying to balance political concerns about wanting to preserve as much normalcy as possible with public health concerns that some infections are being spread by people who seem to be healthy.Permalink Comments

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, commits $1 billion towards virus relief work
04/08/2020 11:20am

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter and the payment app called Square announced plans to donate 28 of his wealth to virus relief efforts.&nbspDorsey tweeted the news Tuesday, saying he will fork over $1 billion to help relieve the effects of novel coronavirus.&nbspI&rsquom moving $1B of my Square equity 28 of my wealth to startsmall LLC to fund global COVID-19 relief. After we disarm this pandemic, the focus will shift to girl&rsquos health and education, and UBI. It will operate transparently, all flows tracked here: https://t.co/hVkUczDQmz&mdash jack jack April 7, 2020The 43-year-old explained that he will use shares he owns in Square to fund the donations, which will be distributed through the Start Small Foundation.He went on to say once the relief efforts have served their purpose, any remaining money will be used to support girls health and education as well as research into universal basic income.The tech industry billionaire is following in the footsteps of his colleagues whove made similar announcements.Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg publicly committed $30m, the bulk of which is focused on efforts to create a treatment.Meanwhile, Amazons Jeff Bezos informed the public that hes donated $100m to U.S. food banks and Apples chief executive Tim Cook announced the company would donate medical supplies to Italy, which has been hit hard by the virus.Permalink Comments

Senator Bernie Sanders ends his bid for the presidency, clearing the way for Joe Biden
04/08/2020 10:40am

Senator Bernie Sanders has suspended his bid for the presidency.According to CNN, the Vermont Senator ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, essentially clearing Joe Bidens path to the Democratic nomination and to an eventual showdown against President Donald Trump in November.Sanders made the announcement in a call with his campaign staff, his campaign said.Sanders exit follows Bidens gradual rise to the top that began back in February, with a blowout victory in South Carolina.&nbspThe contest ends now as the country continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, which halted in-person campaigning for both Sanders and Biden and has led many states to delay their primary elections.Permalink Comments

Entergy, other local companies dole out $290k in relief efforts and provide healthcare workers with food
04/08/2020 10:23am

BATON ROUGE - As Louisiana resident ride out the coronavirus pandemic along with the rest of the world, Entergy is proving that its willing to do even more than keep the lights on for its customers.The company has partnered with the Baton Rouge Area Foundation BRAF, ExxonMobil, LMOGA Foundation, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Humana to provide up to $290,000 in much-needed relief funds for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.Of special note is Entergys support of healthcare workers who remain on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19.Entergy Louisiana is making sure these workers receive nutritious meals by donating $100,000 to a specialized BRAF fund called Fueling the Fight.Fueling the Fight covers the cost of food and labor associated with providing meals to front-line hospital workers and nonprofit organizations.&nbspThe company will also match individual donations up to $50,000 and has asked other corporations in the area to give as well.&nbspSo far, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation and Humana have each pledged an additional $50,000.&nbspExxonMobil Baton Rouge and the ExxonMobil Pipeline Company are together donating a total of $40,000 in the first wave of contributions. ExxonMobil is also supporting local relief efforts by providing gas card donations to area hospitals and nonprofits.&nbsp&ldquoAs one of the largest businesses in the Baton Rouge area, this is simply us doing the right thing,&rdquo said Phillip May, president and CEO of Entergy Louisiana. &ldquoWe pride ourselves on being there when our communities need us, and this is us simply answering that call. Through this donation, we&rsquore able to help out such a wide array of people, and I&rsquom thrilled our business partners are pitching in to do the same.&rdquoMeals will be provided by restaurants associated with the Better Together Restaurant Coalition, and will serve the dual purpose of helping to keep individuals in the restaurant industry employed while feeding people and organizations directly involved in fighting health issues and nutritional needs associated with COVID-19.&nbspIndividuals wishing to give can do so online at&nbspBRAF.org.&nbspPermalink Comments


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