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Baton Rouge Business Report
Baton Rouge Business Report

(225) 928-1700

9029 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions


Long Farm Village developer begins design work on final residential phase
02/24/2021 3:34pm

Developer Russel Mosely is nearing the completion of residential lots in the fourth filing of his Long Farm Village and is beginning the engineering and design work on the fifth and final phase. The post Long Farm Village developer begins design work on final residential phase appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

BC&I approves Marathon’s 10-year, $43M ITEP request, with strings attached
02/24/2021 3:26pm

In a rare move, the Louisiana Board of Commerce & Industry today unanimously approved Marathon Oils controversial request for a 10-year, 100 property tax abatement at its Garyville refinerybut only on the condition that the $43 million exemption also secures approval from local taxing authorities within the next 90 days. The boards unusual decisionwhich follows The post BC&I approves Marathons 10-year, $43M ITEP request, with strings attached appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Charcuterie and cheese board shop opening in Willow Grove
02/24/2021 3:03pm

Baton Rouge-founded Bites & Boards is planning to open a physical shop in the Village at Willow Grove. Owner Robyn Parker received a permit today to renovate a 626-square-foot space in the shopping center for her cheese boutique. The permit describes the business as an artisan food and wine shop. Parker founded Bites & Boards The post Charcuterie and cheese board shop opening in Willow Grove appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Patient Plus Urgent Care, PRIME Occupational Medicine launch partnership
02/24/2021 2:51pm

Patient Plus Urgent Care has partnered with PRIME Occupational Medicine to bring professional care to the Mid City and north Baton Rouge communities. The addition of PRIME Occupational Medicine to Patient Plus current services at its locations in Mid City and north Baton Rouge will bring more comprehensive health services to the area, the companies The post Patient Plus Urgent Care, PRIME Occupational Medicine launch partnership appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Opening new business in Baton Rouge during pandemic brings extra challenges
02/24/2021 2:49pm

In the early days of the pandemic, revenue plunged for most businesses in the service industry. Yet a few Baton Rouge businesses were able to open their doors right in the middle of all the chaos. How did they navigate the growing pains most new businesses weather and the stay-at-home orders and phase jumps of The post Opening new business in Baton Rouge during pandemic brings extra challenges appeared first on Baton Rouge Business Report.

Country Roads Magazine
Country Roads Magazine

(225) 343-3714

758 St Charles St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions


Pastimes: The Strange Case of Bobby Dunbar
02/24/2021 1:15pm

A missing child, replaced by another

Louisiana Marijuana Card
02/24/2021 9:44am

For qualifying patients, medical marijuana recommendations made easy

Roasted Pumpkin Chile
02/24/2021 12:00am

Cozy chile for fall by Regina Charboneau

On the Cover: Connecting with Our World
02/23/2021 12:00pm

Cover by Paul Kieu

Queen of Winter
02/23/2021 11:15am

The history and art of camellia cultivation in Louisiana

KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network
KPBN - Pelican Broadcasting Network

(225) 248-0049

5500 Florida Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70806   Directions



(225) 578-4811

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


LSU to disclose COVID-19 cases to public, reports 22 positive cases in four days
08/19/2020 6:34pm

The University announced Wednesday in a tweet that all cases of COVID-19 reported to the school will be posted online for the public to view.

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.

Louisiana Public Broadcasting
Louisiana Public Broadcasting

(225) 767-5660

7733 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions


The Advocate
The Advocate

(225) 383-0111

10705 Rieger Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70809   Directions



(225) 383-9999

844 Government St
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions



(225) 766-3233

10000 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70810   Directions



(225) 387-2222

1650 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70802   Directions


LSU baseball hammers Cajuns in Lafayette
02/24/2021 10:42pm

The LSU Tiger baseball team took advantage of Ragin Cajun mistakes and consistent hitting on Wednesday night to hammer ULL 11-2 in Lafayette.LSU belted out 14 hits for their second game in a row, and the early lead provided by the bats and Cajun miscues helped settled down a pair of Tiger freshmen pitchers who were solid in their first outings.&ldquoIt was a great team victory for us tonight I thought we played well in all facets of the game,&rdquo said LSU coach Paul Mainieri. &ldquoI thought we really swung the bats well all night, and the story of the game was the two freshmen pitchers, Edwards and Hellmers. Garrett got us off to a great start, and Will looked fantastic in his two innings. Getting an early lead really helped both of those guys and allowed them to challenge the hitters.Freshman right-handed pitcher Garrett Edwards got the Tigers started off strong with his first start of the season, he threw three innings of work allowing three hits and one run, a solo home run by former LSU Tiger Brennan Breaux.&nbspFreshman left-hander Will Hellmers followed Edwards on the mound and showed no ill affects from his struggles in the field over the weekend. Hellmers who was experimented with at third base struggled in a different role, but back on the mound for the first time as a collegiate athlete he delivered two strong innings of work allowing no hits and no runs while striking out two.LSU scored three runs in the second inning to take control of the game and they would one more in each of the third, sixth and seventh inning before breaking the game open in the ninth with five runs.&ldquoWe had a lot of great at-bats, and it was just a total team effort. I&rsquom really proud of the guys it was fun to win a game on the road against a really good team.&rdquoThe Tigers are back in action on Friday night hosting Youngstown St. at Alex Box Stadium.&nbspPermalink Comments

Australia passes law to make Google, Facebook pay for news
02/24/2021 10:06pm

CANBERRA, Australia AP &mdash Australia&rsquos law forcing Google and Facebook to pay for news is ready to take effect, though the laws&rsquo architect said it will take time for the digital giants to strike media deals.The Parliament on Thursday passed the final amendments to the so-called News Media Bargaining Code agreed between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday.In return for the changes, Facebook agreed to lift a ban on Australians accessing and sharing news.Rod Sims, the competition regulator who drafted the code, said he was happy that the amended legislation would address the market imbalance between Australian news publishers and the two gateways to the internet.&ldquoAll signs are good,&rdquo Sims said.&ldquoThe purpose of the code is to address the market power that clearly Google and Facebook have. Google and Facebook need media, but they don&rsquot need any particular media company, and that meant media companies couldn&rsquot do commercial deals,&rdquo the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chair added.The rest of the law had passed in Parliament earlier, so it can now be implemented.Google has already struck deals with major Australian news businesses in recent weeks including News Corp. and Seven West Media.Frydenberg said he was pleased to see progress by Google and more recently Facebook in reaching commercial deals with Australian news businesses.But Country Press Australia, which represents 161 regional newspapers across the country, has raised concerns that tiny publications outside large cities might miss out.Sims said he was not surprised that the platforms would strike deals with the large city businesses first.&ldquoI don&rsquot see any reason why anybody should doubt that all journalism will benefit,&rdquo Sims said.&ldquoThere things take time. Google and Facebook don&rsquot have unlimited resources to go around talking to everybody. I think this has got a long way to play out,&rdquo he added.Chris Moos, a lecturer at Oxford University&rsquos Business School, said the latest amendments amounted to a &ldquosmall victory&rdquo for Zuckerberg.Moos said the legislation would likely result in small payouts for most Australian news publishers. But Facebook could again block Australian news if negotiations broke down.The legislation was designed to curb the outsized bargaining power of Facebook and Google in their negotiations with Australian news providers. The digital giants would not be able to abuse their positions by making take-it-or-leave-it payment offers to news businesses for their journalism. Instead, in the case of a standoff, an arbitration panel would make a binding decision on a winning offer.Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed that the two sides agreed to amendments to the proposed legislation. The changes would give digital platforms one month&rsquos notice before they are formally designated under the code. That would give those involved more time to broker agreements before they are forced to enter binding arbitration arrangements.Facebook Vice President of Global Affairs Nick Clegg said on Wednesday that the Australian law, without this week&rsquos amendments, would have enabled media conglomerates to &ldquodemand a blank check.&rdquo&ldquoThankfully, after further discussion, the Australian government has agreed to changes that mean fair negotiations are encouraged without the looming threat of heavy-handed and unpredictable arbitration,&rdquo Clegg, a former British deputy prime minister, wrote in a Facebook post.Facebook last week prevented Australians from sharing news, but also blocked access to pandemic, public health and emergency services.The blockade was a response the House of Representatives passing the code last week in a form that Facebook considered &ldquounworkable.&rdquoClegg said Facebook had &ldquoerred on the side of over-enforcement&rdquo and &ldquosome content was blocked inadvertently.&rdquoBoth Google and Facebook are pursuing Australian media deals under their own licensing models, Google News Showcase and Facebook News.But media executives argue such deals would not be possible without the threat of an arbitration panel making final decisions.Frydenberg said his department will review the code within a year to &ldquoensure it is delivering outcomes that are consistent with government&rsquos policy intent.&rdquoPermalink Comments

Louisiana Department of Health confirms additional death tied to ice storm
02/24/2021 9:12pm

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health has confirmed an additional death related to the winter storm that wreaked havoc on Louisiana in February 2021, bringing the statewide total to 6 deaths.The Caddo Parish coroner confirmed the death of a 61-year-old man who froze to death as a result of the below freezing temperatures brought on by the winter storm.Below are details on the six deaths the LDH has confirmed as of Feb. 24:50-year-old male, Lafayette Parish, slipped on ice and struck head on ground74-year-old female, Lafayette Parish, exposure77-year-old male, Calcasieu Parish, slipped into pool and drowned68-year-old male, Avoyelles Parish, carbon monoxide from improper generator usage44-year-old female, Avoyelles Parish, carbon monoxide from improper generator usage61-year-old male, Caddo Parish, exposureFor more information on the Department of Healths winter safety tips, click here.&nbspPermalink Comments

100 educators vaccinated at Baton Rouge General Wednesday
02/24/2021 9:02pm

BATON ROUGE - Cheers and applause, that could be mistaken for a pep rally, carried from a Baton Rouge General waiting room Wednesday, as dozens of teachers and faculty members received their first COVID-19 vaccine.I feel 110 percent awesome, Nessie Richards of St. James Episcopal Day School said. What a relief off my shoulders. What a relief for our students and all the rest of the faculty.A total of 100 teachers from St. James and St. Lukes Episcopal School took advantage of their newfound eligibility Wednesday, after months of pleading for priority.From the moment we heard that the teachers were in a tier, we started calling around trying to make arrangements to get our teachers vaccinated, Connie Bradford, head of school at St. Lukes, said.80 percent of St. Lukes staff, from teachers to daycare workers to coaches, got vaccinated Wednesday.Its one little step towards normal, Bradford said. One little step towards freedom, and one little step towards being back to normal in the classroom.St. James was well represented, too. Nessie Richards is thrilled to have started her vaccination process, after what she says has been quite the effort to find an appointment.You know, at my age, I went online over and over, and we have been waiting, Richards said. I have submitted everywhere, and then when you go there are no spots.Baton Rouge General expects to vaccinate a total of 250 educators this week. Wednesday afternoons event was the first of many they hope to host, and no doubt the loudest crowd of patients theyve seen since vaccinations began.Seems to be even more exciting than day one here when we were vaccinating our own team members, Raneesha Ford, Director of Pharmacy Services at Baton Rouge General, said. Definitely coming off the elevator was a breath of fresh air.These teachers will be back in late March for their second dose. After waiting for 10 minutes post-vaccination, no one showed any side effects, but instead feeling secure and leaving with a little peace of mind.Im safe, Richards said. Im safe for the students. Im safe for myself. It feels, it feels good that were doing this for America.Permalink Comments

FDA says single-dose shot from J&J prevents severe COVID
02/24/2021 6:59pm

WASHINGTON AP &mdash Johnson & Johnson&rsquos single-dose vaccine offers strong protection against severe COVID-19, according to an analysis released Wednesday by U.S. regulators that sets the stage for a final decision on a new and easier-to-use shot to help tame the pandemic.The long-anticipated shot could offer the nation a third vaccine option and help speed vaccinations by requiring just one dose instead of two. Food and Drug Administration scientists confirmed that overall the vaccine is about 66 effective at preventing moderate to severe COVID-19, and about 85 effective against the most serious illness. The agency also said J&J&rsquos shot is safe.The analysis is just one step in the FDA&rsquos evaluation. On Friday, the agency&rsquos independent advisers will debate if the evidence is strong enough to recommend the shot. With that advice, the FDA is expected to make a final decision within days.The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. topped 500,000 this week, and the vaccination drive has been slower than hoped, hampered by logistical and weather delays. So far, about 44.5 million Americans have received at least one dose of vaccine made by Pfizer or Moderna, and nearly 20 million of them have received the second dose required for full protection.Tests showed the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were 95 effective at protection against symptomatic COVID-19.Dr. Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at Children&rsquos Hospital of Philadelphia, is part of the FDA advisory panel that will scrutinize the J&J data on Friday and cautions that none of the vaccines have been directly compared. Still, he was encouraged that one dose of the J&J vaccine appears as good at preventing serious illness as its two-dose competitors.&ldquoThis is a vaccine to prevent you from going to the hospital and dying at a level that&rsquos certainly comparable&rdquo to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, he said.J&J tested its single-dose option in 44,000 adults in the U.S., Latin America and South Africa. Different mutated versions of the virus are circulating in different countries, and the FDA analysis cautioned that it&rsquos not clear how well the vaccine works against each variant. But J&J previously announced that the vaccine worked better in the U.S. &mdash 72 effective against moderate to severe COVID-19, compared with 66 in Latin America and 57 in South Africa.South Africa recently began giving the J&J vaccine to front-line health workers on a test basis after deciding that a vaccine from rival AstraZeneca had not shown strong enough study results against the particularly concerning variant spreading there.&ldquoI was reassured&rdquo that despite different variants, the J&J shot still protected against serious illness, said Dr. Jesse Goodman of Georgetown University, a former FDA vaccine chief. &ldquoThat&rsquos pretty robust data.&rdquoIn case the vaccines eventually need to be updated, manufacturers are working on adjustments to their recipes. Moderna announced Wednesday that it is ready to begin testing experimental doses that better match the South African version of the virus.Across all countries, the analysis of the J&J vaccine showed protection began to emerge about 14 days after vaccination. But by 28 days after vaccination, there were no hospitalizations or deaths in the vaccinated group compared with 16 hospitalizations and seven deaths in study recipients who received a dummy shot.The FDA said effectiveness and safety were consistent across racial groups, including Black and Latino participants.All of the world&rsquos COVID-19 vaccines have been tested differently, making comparisons nearly impossible. It would not be surprising if one dose turned out to be a little weaker than two doses, and policymakers will decide if that&rsquos an acceptable trade-off to get more people vaccinated faster.J&J has another large study underway to see if a second dose of its vaccine works better, raising the prospect that countries could eventually add a booster if one turned out to be warranted.Like other COVID-19 vaccines, the main side effects of the J&J shot are pain at the injection site and flu-like fever, fatigue and headache. No study participant experienced the severe allergic reaction, called anaphylaxis, that is a rare risk of some other COVID-19 shots, although one experienced a less serious reaction.The FDA said there were no serious side effects linked to the vaccine so far, although it recommended further monitoring for blood clots. In the study, those were reported in about 15 vaccine recipients and 10 placebo recipients, not enough of a difference to tell if the vaccine played any role.J&J was on track to become the world&rsquos first one-dose option until earlier this month. Mexico announced it would use a one-dose version from China&rsquos CanSino, which is made with similar technology as J&J&rsquos shot but initially was developed as a two-dose option until beginning a one-dose test in the fall.The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines now being used in the U.S. and numerous other countries must be kept frozen, while the J&J shot can last three months in a refrigerator, making it easier to handle. AstraZeneca&rsquos vaccine &mdash widely used in Europe and Britain &mdash is made similarly and also requires refrigeration but takes two doses.If the FDA clears the J&J shot for U.S. use, it will not boost vaccine supplies significantly right away. Only a few million doses are expected to be ready for shipping in the first week. But J&J told Congress this week that it expected to provide 20 million doses by the end of March and 100 million by summer.European regulators and the World Health Organization also are considering J&J&rsquos vaccine. Worldwide, the company aims to produce around a billion doses by the end of the year.Permalink Comments


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