http://www.EnviroGreenInsulation.com/ Open cell vs closed cell insulation – what's the right answer.See how New Orleans spray foam insulation specialist Jeff Haag is using closed cell insulation.
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The NBA Lottery is a winner take all deal in terms of the number one pick. The New Orleans Hornets were able to parlay a number four pick into the number one pick. There are additional resources at the end of this article.
The New Orleans Hornets turned their luck around in the NBA lottery on May 30, 2012. The New Orleans Hornets took the pick that the received for Chris Paul, another former number one pick, and turned it into the number one pick in the 2012 draft. While this is not the biggest jump in NBA history it does create a turn of events for a team and a city looking for good news in the sports world.
The New Orleans Hornets for the past several months have been owned by the NBA. They have been sold to a group of owners, including New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, and now have the number one pick in the NBA draft this June. This is the first time in the history of the New Orleans Hornets that they have picked number one overall. Most experts agree that the New Orleans Hornets will most likely pick Anthony Davis, the center from the University of Kentucky.
The Charlotte Bobcats had the best chance of receiving the number one overall pick since they had the worst record last season. The Bobcats will now pick second overall. The Bobcats would have loved to been able to pick Anthony Davis but they are in dire need of help at all positions. Recent picks of the Charlotte Bobcats have not made contributions to the team.
The New Orleans Hornets are in need of a little good news. Chis Paul, the face of the franchise, asked to be traded and was sent to the Clippers. This was only after a string of on and off and then on again trades. This allows the Hornets to pick the consensus best player in this draft. Anthony Davis can rotate between center and forward which should help the New Orleans Hornets in their drive to make the playoffs and become a contender.
Here is the order that teams will pick on June 28th during the first round of the 2012 NBA Draft:
1. New Orleans Hornets
2. Charlotte Bobcats
3. Washington Wizards
4. Cleveland Cavaliers
5. Sacramento Kings
6. Portland Trail Blazers (from the Brooklyn Nets)
7. Golden State Warriors
8. Toronto Raptors
9. Detroit Pistons
10. New Orleans Hornets
11. Portland Trail Blazers
12. Milwaukee Bucks
13. Phoenix Suns
14. Houston Rockets
15. Philadelphia 76ers
16. Houston Rockets (from the New York Knicks)
17. Dallas Mavericks
18. Minnesota Timberwolves (from the Utah Jazz)
19. Orlando Magic
20. Denver Nuggets
21. Boston Celtics
22. Boston Celtics (from the Los Angeles Clippers)
23. Atlanta Hawks
24. Cleveland Cavaliers (from the Los Angeles Lakers)
25. Memphis Grizzlies
26. Indiana Pacers
27. Miami Heat
28. Oklahoma City Thunder
29. Chicago Bulls
30. Golden State Warriors (from the San Antonio Spurs)
Stay tuned for more!
In New Orleans food is important. People in New Orleans do not eat to live they live to eat. The Jazz Buffet at the Court of The Two Sisters is one of the local favorites. There are additional resources at the end of this article.
http://www.bookit.com/travel_guide-m0gtc-New_Orleans-Articles-Restaurants-American-New_Orleans_Restaurants_Serve_Up_Big_Flavor.html Two Creole sisters and the notions shop they owned on 613 Rue Royale Street gave The Court of Two Sisters its name and the street itself has long played a significant role in the history of the French Quarter and old New Orleans. Originally known as “Governor’s Row”, the 600 block of Rue Royale was home to five governors, two state Supreme Court Justices, a future Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and a future President of the United States. The two sisters, Emma and Bertha Camors, born 1858 and 1860 respectively, belonged to a proud and aristocratic Creole family. Their “rabais”, or notions, outfitted many of the city’s finest women with formal gowns, lace and perfumes imported from Paris.
Come check out the Daily Jazz Brunch Buffet! Enjoy a fine array of traditional hot and cold dishes made with the freshest ingredients. A typical selection of hot dishes includes made-to-order omelettes, Eggs Benedict, sausage and bacon, grits and grillades, and shrimp or veggie pasta with a creamy Alfredo sauce. The afternoon’s sampling includes Creole jambalaya, turtle soup, Duck a l’Orange, and Shrimp Etouffee. The cold buffet typically offers boiled shrimp/crawfish, seafood and pasta salads, ceviche, marinated artichokes, pâtés, cheeses and a variety of fresh fruit, as well as delicious desserts like pecan pie, chocolate mousse, homemade French vanilla ice cream, Bananas Foster and famous bread pudding with whiskey sauce.
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A look at the French Quarter the weekend of Mardi Gras. Includes a glimpse of the Naked Cowboy. Edited version. For this and other Mardi Gras videos on DVD, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This is a picture slide show of New Orleans with music I made myself a couple of years ago .
The music is a song by: Louisiana’s Le Roux entitled New Orleans Ladies. My mother who is deceased, would sing this song all the time. When I watch it I think of her.
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Justin & Chris on Bourbon St in New Orleans.
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Registration for the New Olreans Antiques Forum is coming up. Mark your calendars because you don’t want to miss this.
New Orleans Antiques Forum celebrates two bicentennials
Registration for fifth annual event opens Friday, June 1; forum will be held August 2–5
WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection
WHAT: 2012 New Orleans Antiques Forum, “Circa 1812”
WHEN: Thursday, August 2–Sunday, August 5, 2012
Thursday, August 2: Two optional preconference tours (separate registration required):
Walking tour of the French Quarter, 8:30–10 a.m., or
Day trip to St. Francisville, La., 8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.*
*This is the anticipated time of return; the actual time may vary.
Friday, August 3: Registration, 8:30 a.m.
Sessions, 9:30 a.m.–4:15 p.m.
Reception, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 4: Registration, 8 a.m.
Sessions, 9 a.m.–2:45 p.m.
Sunday, August 5: Sessions, 9:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Optional brunch (separate registration required), 12:30 p.m.
WHERE: All forum sessions take place at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., in the French Quarter. The preconference day trip takes participants to three historical houses in St. Francisville, La. The preconference walking tour and additional activities take place in the French Quarter.
HOW: Registration opens Friday, June 1, and packages start at $100. The optional programs require separate registration and are only open to forum participants. The forum is known to sell out, and those interested in attending are encouraged to act quickly. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org/antiques.htm or call (504) 523-4662. Details on scholarships are available online.
WHY: Since the 19th century, New Orleans has served as a marketplace for the decorative arts, and the city remains the region’s arts and antiques capital to this day. With the theme “Circa 1812,” the 2012 New Orleans Antiques Forum commemorates the bicentennials of Louisiana statehood and the War of 1812.
This year’s event includes speakers from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hermitage: Home of Andrew Jackson, The American Revolution Center and the Tulane University School of Architecture, among others. The program also features three optional events—a preconference tour of plantation houses in St. Francisville, a preconference walking tour of the historic French Quarter and a Sunday brunch at Antoine’s Restaurant with the speakers and fellow participants.
The Historic New Orleans Collection established the New Orleans Antiques Forum in 2008 to promote the city as a cultural destination and to help local businesses after Hurricane Katrina. The four-day event celebrates its fifth year in 2012 and is expected to once again draw capacity crowds of antiques enthusiasts from more than a dozen states for presentations with decorative arts experts. Participants are also invited to partake in social activities and to visit the city’s numerous antiques shops. Details about the full schedule of events may be found at www.hnoc.org/antiques.htm or by calling (504) 523-4662.
The 2012 New Orleans Antiques Forum is presented with the support of the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc., New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation, the Coypu Foundation, Garrity Print Solutions, Hotel Monteleone, Antoine’s Restaurant, French Antique Shop, Inc., Neal Auction Company, New Orleans Silversmiths, Royal Antiques, Community Coffee, Fleur de Paris, and the Schon Charitable Foundation.
Founded in 1966, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center and publisher dedicated to the study and preservation of the history and culture of New Orleans and the Gulf South. For more information, visit www.hnoc.org or call (504) 523-4662.
The Historic New Orleans Collection—Preserving our Past for a Brighter Future.
It will be nice and steamy in NOLA for Fashion Week. Come join us poolside!!
Fashion Week NOLA Hosts Poolside Fashion Shows at W New Orleans
WHO: Fashion Week NOLA and W New Orleans
This event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: ”Strut & Swim W Happenings” – a series of poolside fashion presentations featuring local fashion designers and boutiques, hair and make-up artists showing off their latest collections, trends, accessories and styles in summer fashions. The fashion series will include live music, drink specials, pop up boutiques, giveaways and more. Sponsored by Ciroc Vodka, Planet Beach, Niki Walker Salon, Glenn Michael Salon, and Keith Noonan Salon.
WHEN: 6 – 8pm
Sunday, June 3 – featuring Designer Jolie & Elizabeth, Hemline Boutique & Swim n Sport
Glam Squad – Niki Walker Salon
Sunday, July 1 – featuring Designer Leah Bauer, Designer Michele Marcombe (Swimwear) & Vernon Clothier
Glam Squad – Glenn Michael Salon
Sunday, August 5 – featuring Designer Kano Branon, Designer Alicia Zenobia (Some Swimwear) & Designer Elise Doran (Swimwear)
Glam Squad – Keith Noonan Salon
WHERE: 333 Poydras Street
Rooftop pool on the 4th floor
WHY: Fashion Week NOLA and W New Orleans are redefining the traditional runway show and bringing the latest fashions poolside in a new summer series featuring the hottest up-and-coming local designers. Take a dip in WET, sip on new cocktail creations and indulge in the newest trends.
HOW: There is no entry fee, but space is limited and will be granted on a first come, first served basis.
For more information about W New Orleans, please visit http://www.wneworleans.com/whappenings. Follow W New Orleans on Twitter @whotelsnola and become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wneworleans and Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/whotelsnola.
About W New Orleans
Located just steps from the French Quarter in the heart of downtown New Orleans, W New Orleans is close to shopping, Harrah’s Casino and the Warehouse District. The property boasts 410 guest rooms including 22 suites and over 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Delight in Zoë, featuring innovative New Orleans cuisine; workout in SWEAT, the fully equipped fitness center; lounge in a cabana at WET, the rooftop pool overlooking downtown New Orleans; or sip a cocktail at Rande Gerber’s Whiskey Blue, one of the hippest bars in the city. For more information, visit www.wneworleans.com.
About Fashion Week New Orleans
Inspired by Fashion Week NYC, and Louisiana’s rich diverse culture, Fashion Week New Orleans’ goal is to showcase the talents and collection of the Gulf Coast region’s emerging fashion designers and boutiques. Fashion Week New Orleans produces an annual event which celebrates all things fashionable in a weeklong event, giving designers, retailers, hair and makeup artist a platform to display their talent in a series of runway shows, fashion events and exhibitions. The organization’s goal is build awareness, broaden and cultivate relationships between designers, boutiques and consumers. For more information, visit www.fashionweeknola.com
A corrupt policeman investigates the rape of a nun.
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According to the New Orleans Police Department -Public Relation Office there has been a significant drop in the murder rate for the first Quarter.
New Orleans Police Department- Public Information Office
First Quarter Crime Report of 2012 Shows Significant Drop in Murder
(May 15, 2012)- The first quarter of 2012’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for New Orleans shows the murder rate fell more than 27% from January through March, as compared to the first quarter of 2011. The number of shootings dropped more than 5%. And the number of burglaries- including home and auto burglaries- was also down, more than 16%.
While the number of rape cases reported through March of this year was the same as that of last year, there were increases in the number of assaults, thefts, as well as armed and simple robberies.
However, the number of arrests made in robbery cases during the first quarter of this year is up 65% compared to the number of arrests for robberies committed during the same time last year.
“First and foremost, it’s encouraging to see a substantial drop in the number of homicides at the beginning of this year. That has been Mayor Landrieu’s and my top concern, and the downward trend in that violent crime, which severely affects countless families and friends of victims, is what we want to see more of,” said Superintendent Ronal Serpas.
“In 2011, we outlined new crime-fighting initiatives. We activated those initiatives in January and we have now developed a good stride. We will continue to redouble our efforts until we can get all crime statistics down, and I’m confident that with our plans in place, overall crime will be down come December of this year,” Serpas said.
“These numbers also reflect a public that calls its police department if it’s been a victim of crime. Victims in New Orleans continue to contact the NOPD at an extremely high rate- about 80%- because they believe our officers will be effective in helping them. That percentage beats the national average of reported calls by some 20%. It’s apparent that New Orleans citizens are gaining faith in their police department, and I want to thank them for that.”