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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 928-1700

Website

Stay safe from hackers while working remotely
03/31/2020 3:48pm

While Zoom, Slack and other computer applications have become essential tools for companies managing a remote workforce, a local cybersecurity expert warns that the easier an application is to use, the less secure it is, putting workers at risk of having their data stolen. Thats according to Jeff Moulton, who heads the Stephenson National Center The post Stay safe from hackers while working remotely appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

How to get a small business loan under the CARES Act
03/31/2020 3:43pm

A network of community banks and financial institutions is gearing up to implement one of the most ambitious economic relief programs in U.S. history as small businesses across the country weather the coronavirus and its economic fallout. The $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed last week, officially known as the CARES Act, includes nearly $350 The post How to get a small business loan under the CARES Act appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Roundup: Methanex plant / LALumina layoffs / Off the Hook 
03/31/2020 3:20pm

Under evaluation: After decisions to idle plants in Trinidad and Chile, Methanex is evaluating all capital and operating spending, including its third methanol plant in Geismar, Petrochemical Update reports. The company blames weakening demand for the decision. Methanex CEO John Floren says a reduction in manufacturing in countries impacted by COVID-19 could mean lower demand The post Roundup: Methanex plant / LALumina layoffs / Off the Hook appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Virus roundup …
03/31/2020 3:14pm

Our Lady of the Lake today announced its opening a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at its Livingston Campus. This testing site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. for patients with a doctors note. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves today said that $3.2 million of federal grant money for Baton The post Virus roundup appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

White Star Market among coronavirus casualties as closure becomes permanent
03/31/2020 3:11pm

White Star Market, the Mid City food hall shuttered due to coronavirus mitigation measures, has notified its landlord it will not reopeneven after the government lifts the stay-at-home order. Architect Josh Hoffpauirwho designed and co-owns Square 46, the mixed-use development on Government Street anchored by White Star Marketconfirms he received a letter March 27 from The post White Star Market among coronavirus casualties as closure becomes permanent 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

Website

April 2020: Digital Edition
03/29/2020 7:00pm

Cant get out to find a printed copy Heres a digital flipbook.

CR's Coronavirus Haiku Contest
03/25/2020 7:59am

Send us your quarantine-composed haiku and well select our favorites to share with our readers.

Portrait of a Lady
03/23/2020 7:00pm

He sold paintings on the fence at Jackson Square off-and-on for many years. Many of them were done as the subject sat. He could do a quick oil portrait in one or two hours or a pastel portrait in thirty minutes.

Under the Surface
03/23/2020 7:00pm

Oil platforms off the Louisiana coast offer some of the most unique diving opportunities in the world.

Hunting James Copeland's Lost Treasure
03/23/2020 7:00pm

Legend has it theres pirate gold buried somewhere along Catahoula Creek

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions

(225) 248-0049

Website

LSU Now
LSU Now

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

(225) 578-4811

Website

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

Website

The Advocate
The Advocate

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions

(225) 383-0111

Website

WAFB
WAFB

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 383-9999

Website

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.

WBRL
WBRL

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions

(225) 766-3233

Website

WBRZ-TV
WBRZ-TV

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions

(225) 387-2222

Website

Schools to remain operating remotely as shutdown continues through April
03/31/2020 10:42pm

BATON ROUGE - As schools remain closed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials say schools will continue to operate remotely.This comes as Governor Edwards issued a statewide shutdown, including shutting down schools. Originally the shut down was scheduled to end April 13, but has been extended as the pandemic worsens.&nbspAccording to the Advocate, School leaders say remote learning ranges from work completed digitally or live online instruction. Livingston Parish opted for work to be taken home and online remote instruction.&nbspEBR schools have adopted a similar method. Ultimately however, the school system choose not to send students home with laptops because of the number of families who lacked internet connections and due to concerns about potential damage to the computers.State leaders are still trying to figure out how to count students work while not being in school.Ascension Parish schools have sparked praise and critism as classes have been taught online for the past two weeks. Alexander went on to say the work students have been doing since March 13 will count only if it raises a student&rsquos grade above their GPA from the school year so far.Its still to early to tell, but schools are considering expanding summer school or what they will need to do when the new school year starts to bring students back up to speed.&nbspPermalink Comments

Biloxi sets curfew to stop the spread of COVID-19, cites proximity to New Orleans
03/31/2020 10:12pm

MISSISSIPPI - The city of Biloxi is setting a curfew to keep more people indoors in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.According to WWL, the curfew is set to begin April 2nd and will run indefinitely. The goverment is prohibiting anyone from being out in public in Biloxi from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m every night with the exception of essential workers.Biloxis mayor specifically pointed out the citys proximity to New Orleans, an area heavily impacted by COVID-19, as the reason for authorizing the curfew, saying more than 25 of Louisianas cases are from New Orleans.Mississippi has more than 900 cases reported and 20 deaths as of Tuesday. Louisiana has more than 5,200 cases and 239 deaths.&nbspBoth states have shut down what has been deemed non essential businesses such as hair salons.So far, no city in Louisiana has established a curfew.Permalink Comments

Bonnet Carre Spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year
03/31/2020 9:42pm

NEW ORLEANS AP &mdash A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said Tuesday.The river is expected to crest above 17 feet 5.2 meters at a key New Orleans gauge as early as Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release.That would likely lead to the opening of a structure that diverts water through the&nbspBonnet Carr&eacute Spillway.&nbspIt would be the first time the structure has been used three years in a row to keep the river from damaging New Orleans&rsquo levees.The spillway was created to limit the river&rsquos rush past New Orleans, keeping it below 1.25 million cubic feet 35,400 cubic meters per second.&nbspBut opening the spillway has environmental effects, sending river water and the pollutants it carries into brackish Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans and the Mississippi Sound, dropping their normal salinity levels.Two extended openings of the structure last year were blamed by Mississippi authorities for feeding toxic algae blooms and killing oysters, dolphins and other sea life. The U.S. Commerce Department declared an&nbspeconomic disaster&nbspin Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama because of &ldquoextreme flooding events in the Gulf of Mexico.&rdquoA&nbspfederal lawsuit&nbspfiled in Mississippi in December by several cities, counties and groups accuses the corps and commission of violating federal law by opening the spillway more frequently. They say the defendants hurt wildlife and localities by opening it for prolonged periods of time without considering the consequences.Joe Spraggins, who heads the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources,&nbsptold The Sun Herald&nbspin Biloxi, Mississippi, that he hopes the Bonnet Carr&eacute will be opened for fewer days this year. He said damage would be less if the spillway could be closed by the end of April. He expects problems if the fresh water flow continues as the sound grows warmer.The Corps said Tuesday&rsquos announcement was the result of an unexpectedly high forecast for the river&rsquos crest. The statement stressed that the forecast could change.Permalink Comments

Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers
03/31/2020 9:39pm

MINNEAPOLIS AP &mdash For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming.Already this week, Louisiana confirmed that a staff member and three children in state custody had contracted the virus, including one living in a group home in Baton Rouge. Delaware, Minnesota, New York, Texas and Connecticut are among the other states that have reported positive tests among youth or staff.Worried about the virus&rsquos spread in crowded facilities, where kids have little access to masks and even hand sanitizer, more than 30 correctional administrators and rights advocates called Tuesday for the release of vulnerable youths and for the stoppage of all new admissions. They also want a clear safety plan for those who remain inside, including access to adequate protective measures and better contact with loved ones.&ldquoEven though these kids are hidden from view, they are still part of our community and their health affects the health of all of us, as we affect them,&rdquo said Renee Slajda, of the nonprofit Louisiana Center for Children&rsquos Rights. &ldquoImagine what would happen if one school were allowed to stay open, even when students began testing positive for the virus. Hundreds of people would be exposed &mdash the children, staff, and communities they go home to every night.&rdquoWhen adults are counted, there are more than 2.2 million people behind bars nationwide, more than any other country in the world. Prisons and jails are considered possible incubators for the virus. Once inside, the number of infections rapidly multiply.In New York City, the Rikers Island jail complex and nearby lockups alone have seen number of positive cases jump tenfold to more than 320 in just two weeks, according to the Department of Corrections.Some states have started releasing inmates at adult facilities, including the elderly and others with chronic health conditions.But the 43,000 minors in America&rsquos detention centers and correctional facilities &ldquoseem to be an afterthought,&rdquo said Gina Womack, Executive Director, Families and Friends of Louisiana&rsquos Incarcerated Children.For most people, the 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, or death.Home Venters, an epidemiologist who oversees an organization that tries to help build partnerships between jails and community health care providers, said that when the virus first started spreading, there was a &ldquomyth&rdquo that the young could not get very sick.&ldquoWe have seen that is not the case,&rdquo he said, adding that detention centers are disproportionately made up of kids with serious health problems, putting them at special risk. &ldquoSo we cannot proceed on the basis of a real misconception that people who are there, even if they get infected, cannot die, because they can and they will.&rdquoBut physical health concerns aren&rsquot the only issue with youths.When he was young, Hernan Carvente Martinez spent time at the Horizon Juvenile Center in New York, where there have already been three confirmed cases, and he still has friends in the juvenile system.The pandemic carries a heavy emotional toll, he said.Many educational programs have been cut back or suspended, and visitation from family has been totally cut off in most cases, leaving children feeling isolated and vulnerable. Kids who are locked up already have a far higher risk of suicide than those in the general population, often linked to drug dependency, mental illness or traumatic childhood experiences and frequently involving physical and sexual abuse.&ldquoThat in and of itself puts a tremendous amount of hardship on their mental health,&rdquo said Martinez, who now works for the Youth First Initiative, a nonprofit that aims to close youth prisons and end juvenile incarceration.&ldquoThere is that fear that you&rsquore going to be caught by the crisis and then ultimately have to deal with it while being away from your family and everyone you love.&rdquoPermalink Comments

Gov. John Bel Edwards 'personally startled' by Tuesday COVID-19 case increase
03/31/2020 8:35pm

BATON ROUGE - Tuesdays announcement that Louisiana now has 5,237 cases of Coronavirus, a 1,212 case increase from Monday, was sobering and personally startling according to Gov. John Bel Edwards.Numbers like were reporting today keep us on a very steep trajectory in terms of our case growth, Edwards said. We know that puts us firmly on the path to exceeding our capacity to deliver healthcare.Tuesdays numbers marked the largest single-day increase in positive cases of COVID-19 in Louisiana since the outbreak began. Edwards says it shows theres a lot of work left to do.We need to surge our medical capacity and we need the public to engage in better practices related to social distancing and better compliance related to the stay-at-home order, Edwards said.&nbspSince March 26, the number of patients hospitalized with coronavirus across the state has doubled. The number of patients on ventilators has also doubled.&nbspAs of March 30, 1,355 patients are hospitalized due to COVID-19 with 438 on ventilators.&nbspFrom Monday to Tuesday, cases in Louisiana saw a 30 percent increase. Edwards says the spike may be due in part to a large return of commercial lab tests.We had a log jam, so to speak, in getting those test results back, Edwards said. It may be that the jam opened up, so we got a flood of tests in at one time.LDH says 90 percent of Tuesdays cases were commercially tested.Even with the steep rise in cases, Edwards says it will be a few more days before data will show if the stay-at-home order is working.Permalink Comments

WLFT-TV
WLFT-TV

Baton Rouge, LA

(225) 774-7780

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