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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__anthony_chickillo_former_steeler_agrees_to_contract_with_new_orlean320046_26_05_2020

Anthony Chickillo, former Steeler, agrees to contract with New Orleans Saints


Linebacker Anthony Chickillo has played the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers but now agrees to contract with the New Orleans Saints, and Mickey Loomis, the Sales general manager, announced this deal on Saturday. Chickillo is 6 foot tall and weighs 3,225 pounds, changing teams for the first time. He played 11 games as a part of the Steelers the previous season and finished with 11 tackles and half a sack.

The Steelers discharged him on March 16 alongside linebacker Mark Barron.

In October, Chickillo was blamed for ambushing his girlfriend while they were at the casino at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort but eventually, the charges were dropped.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__22yearold_woman_missing_while_driving_from_virginia_to_texas_316372_25_05_2020

22-year-old woman missing while driving from Virginia to Texas


A 22-year-old lady, Rachel McGregor was travelling from Newport News to San Antonio, Texas and stopped at New Orleans. As per reports, she went to an electronics store in the 900 block, Poydas Street, to get her cellphone repaired and the NOPD officers told that McGregor used the store’s landline to call a person who filed the missing report of McGregor when she did not contact again by 11:30 pm. Since Friday morning McGregor is missing, vehicle was not available, and her whereabouts are also not known.

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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__the_new_orleans_city_council_approves_affordable_and_climateresistan316371_25_05_2020

The New Orleans City Council approves affordable and climate-resistant housing options


The New Orleans City Council today affirmed an understanding between the City of New Orleans, Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) and Finance Authority of New Orleans (FANO), that enables FANO to offer monetary incentives to builders of reasonable and atmosphere resistant lodging.

As per the agreement, FANO can combine its multifamily income bonds with LHC's non-competitive 4% charge credits.

These credits give tax incentives that expect to build the accessibility of reasonable rental lodging.

As per Mayor LaToya Cantrell, this organization between the City, the Finance Authority of New Orleans and the Louisiana Housing Corporation, will permit them to achieve their mutual objectives. They can accomplish their objectives by making a progressively inventive and community-oriented element that can all the more likely make reasonable lodging alternatives.

The Director of the Office of Housing Policy and Community Development for the City of New Orleans, Marjorianna Willman, told that the establishment of their reasonable lodging biological system is the accessibility of an assortment of compelling apparatuses to fathom a variety of difficulties. Opening this significant apparatus for FANO will give them more prominent nearby control to take care of their neighbourhood issues while keeping up basic associations with state authorities.

According to Damon Burns, President and CEO of FANO, participation among government offices is expected to address the considerable measure of interest for moderate and atmosphere flexible lodging. This understanding is a case of the sort of coordinated effort required to convey more an incentive to the network.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__the_drainage_system_of_new_orleans_severely_damaged_316067_23_05_2020

The drainage system of New Orleans severely damaged


The official executive of the Sewerage and Water Board called the departure of a critical force-producing turbine “annihilating” to the city’s seepage framework during the board’s meeting.

As we enter the hurricane season, the drainage system of the city is severely affected as the crew has been unsuccessful in restoring the Turbine 5 from the time it was disabled in an explosion.

Ghassan Korban said that the agency could not afford the replacement currently as it is about $20 million. The plan of an additional $10 million using “Fair Share” tourism tax revenues also remains unsuccessful due to the pandemic.

Former Mayor went on spending $31 million to fix the 96-year old turbine instead of purchasing a new one for $16 million during the S&WB-passed opportunity during “Down the Drain” investigation.

Recently, 2.5 inches rainfall and lightning took out the power supply to three central drainage pumps in the Broadmoor neighbourhood and led to the loss of 20 megawatts of self-powered power. In the interim, the board endorsed another $4.8 million support work contract with JEI Solutions, an organization claimed by the sibling of the S&WB account executive.

S&WB extraordinary advice Yolanda Grinstead said Gee Cee recorded a brief controlling request in common court to attempt to hinder the agreement with JEI. Yet, it hadn’t been appropriately served or executed by an adjudicator, so nothing was keeping the board from supporting the agreement.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__new_orleans_saints_thanked_the_frontline_worker_for_their_work_with_1296570_20_05_2020

New Orleans Saints thanked the frontline worker for their work with 19 Thanks


Non-profit 19 Thanks joined with the New Orleans Saints to thank the frontline worker in Lousiana with the help of an online video. The famous players from the Saints football team participated in the video; these include- offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and linebacker Alex Anzalone.


The players started by saying that we see the Saints all around in the form of front line workers who are getting into danger to keep others safe. “We see them in our hospitals and clinics. We see them in our fire departments and police stations. They are stocking our shelves, delivering our meals, keeping us safe and protected.”


Then Anzalone, Rankins, and Ramczyk inspirited everyone to join on Tuesday(May 19) at 7 p.m. to make noise, march in place and thank the front line workers.

You can view the video by clicking on this link, https://youtu.be/6y2V3t6Hib0.


The New Orleans Saints are the latest to say thanks with 19 Thanks, but before them, Dozens of celebrities and elected leaders thanked. More than 25 musicians also thanked frontline workers for their work including-Branford Marsalis, Kix Brooks, and Amanda Shaw. The video will go live at 7 p.m. on the 18 Thanks, Facebook Page.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans_local_businesses_and_customers_tune_into_online_platform294028_19_05_2020

Local‌ ‌businesses‌ ‌and‌ ‌customers‌ ‌tune‌ ‌into‌ ‌online‌ ‌platform‌ ‌to‌ ‌meet‌ ‌COVID-19‌ ‌essentials

While the world faces an economic slowdown and people all around lack basic healthcare facilities during this pandemic, there is one company, GNO that has launched an online platform for any company that has amended their product or service in order to cater to the pandemic.

Incepted at New Orleans, GNOpivot Marketplace is a platform for both the buyers and the sellers. This platform includes healthcare products and other current essentials like face shields, masks alongside professional services, telework software, catering services and many more.

This platform comes as an opportunity for companies alongside the same niche. Peter Seltzer, founder, Pete’s Papercrafts and NOLA Sneeze Guards is one of the companies that are now associated with the platform. They’ve been producing intricate three-dimensional dioramas and laser cutting services way before the pandemic. They’ve now taken up the opportunity to manufacture essential protective goods like sneeze guards and are meeting customer requirements online, and thereby sustaining in the marketplace, all thanks to the platform by GNO.

Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. is another local business that has reopened and it uses local suppliers to maintain its place in the market. The sellers are responsible for maintaining their own listings and their transactions with the customers. Any seller with a modified offering that caters to the need of the hour is welcomed to join the marketplace.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans__get_shift_done_hungerrelief_initiative_by_new_orleans_business_alli291961_19_05_2020

Get Shift Done: Hunger-relief initiative by New Orleans Business Alliance, a hope for unemployed hospitality workers


Get Shift Done website offers unemployed hospitality workers an opportunity to earn a paycheck. The New Orleans Business Alliance launches this initiative; designed to help the workers get jobs at the kitchens and area food banks.

This website pays unemployed workers by coordinating with an app named Shift Smart.

Victoria Adams Phips urges that they want to make sure that those people can get a job and practically meet the hunger-relief necessity in the community. Also, this initiative volunteers to help organizations, which require some assistance, for their effort towards hunger-relief.

Several non-profit sources such as Liberty’s Kitchen, Second Harvest Food Bank, Cafe Reconcile and many more, are a part of this initiative as their restaurants are closed, and they have an opportunity and a way to help. The executive director Café Reconcile, Gerald Duhon, confirmed that they had not opened their outlet in phase one. Still, their kitchen is always engaged since they are involved in batch and production cooking along with Second Harvest.

Conrad N. Hilton foundation looks upon the payment through their $250k contribution to assist nearly 50 people with paid jobs for ten weeks.

Duhon stated that this initiative is about putting the young people back to work, helping them earn and take care of the house needs.

Get Shift Done website offers unemployed hospitality workers an opportunity to earn a paycheck. The New Orleans Business Alliance launches this initiative; designed to help the workers get jobs at the kitchens and area food banks.

This website pays unemployed workers by coordinating with an app named Shift Smart.

Victoria Adams Phips urges that they want to make sure that those people can get a job and practically meet the hunger-relief necessity in the community. Also, this initiative volunteers to help organizations, which require some assistance, for their effort towards hunger-relief.

Several non-profit sources such as Liberty’s Kitchen, Second Harvest Food Bank, Cafe Reconcile and many more, are a part of this initiative as their restaurants are closed, and they have an opportunity and a way to help. The executive director Café Reconcile, Gerald Duhon, confirmed that they had not opened their outlet in phase one. Still, their kitchen is always engaged since they are involved in batch and production cooking along with Second Harvest.

Conrad N. Hilton foundation looks upon the payment through their $250k contribution to assist nearly 50 people with paid jobs for ten weeks.

Duhon stated that this initiative is about putting the young people back to work, helping them earn and take care of the house needs.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans_heres_the_latest_demolition_timeline_of_hard_rock_collapse280651_17_05_2020

Here's the latest demolition timeline of Hard Rock collapse

The homeowners of the folded onerous Rock edifice expect to start the demolition of 3 adjacent buildings as early as a weekday.


Before demolition begins at the most collapse web site, three adjacent building known as "The Red Zone" should even be dismantled - the previous Post workplace on Iberville Street and also the former mass murder Theatre and another building on Canal Street.


May fourteen – Demolition method to start at the previous Post workplace at 1022 Iberville Street. Demolition is predicted to require some days.

Early the week of could take eighteen - Demolition starts at the previous mass murder Theater at 1027 Canal Street.

About a week and a 0.5 later (The week off could 25) - Demolition to start at 1019-1025 Canal Street

Around could twenty seven - Crews can take away the tower crane at the onerous Rock edifice collapse that was dynamited in November 2019.

Early June - Crews can recover the bodies of 2 at bay staff between the eighth and tenth floors of the collapse web site.

He was immediately following the recovery of staff - Main demolition of the highest ten floors of broken steel.

Early October - Bottom eight floors of stable concrete ought to be fully dismantled.

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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans_with_new_state_orders_soon_some_relaxations_in_new_orleans264896_14_05_2020

With new state orders, soon some relaxations in New Orleans

After Gov. John Bel Edwards announcement of easing up restrictions in the whole state, everyone's eye is on the New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. She is expected to make an announcement by Tuesday about the same although she made it clear that if required the restrictions could be tougher than before.

As per the new state order, there are certain relaxations such as the opening of coffee shops and restaurants with limited sitting area, resuming of services at salon, museum, zoos, aquarium, and theatre. Gamblers can also visit casinos and video poker sites. But all these things come up with one condition i.e. “without exceeding 25% capacity”. Also, the tattoo parlours, spas, amusement parks and children’s museums are to still remain close.

The governor has urged all those who are highly vulnerable to catching coronavirus to remain at home and also laid emphasis on maintaining social distance and wearing masks.

The announcement has come in the time when Louisiana is seeing an increase in the number of cases and deaths. Although there is a decrease in the proportion of cases to the number of tests completed and the cases of hospitalization have fallen substantially.


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https://avalanches.com/us/new_orleans_new_orleans_to_reopen_from_friday_255968_13_05_2020

New Orleans to reopen from Friday


New Orleans is gearing up to reopen from Friday after Gov. John Bel Edwards announced about uplifting of stay at home orders. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said that the state will reopen under stricter rules in place statewide and

more details will be revealed during the press conference on Tuesday.

The Mayor also said that the citywide lockdown has helped bring down the number of cases

and deaths and to maintain this status due measures will be taken even after reopening of local

businesses.

In Jefferson Parish, the plan is to reduce occupancy to 25% in reopened businesses and keep

bars and casinos closed, which is in line with Edwards' guidelines.

Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng said “I think it was everybody heeding the warnings that got

us here and being very careful, being mindful that the virus is still here is gonna get us through

Phase 1.”


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