Friday, May 14, 2010
Here's a local New Orleans news story (WWL-TV) reporting on the impact of the BP oil spill on independent commercial fishermen in the coastal parishes of Louisiana. As you will see, there's a growing frustration with the situation:
What you don't see is that our local airwaves (and yes, our Google Ads on the Web) are all about law firms recruiting fishermen and others impacted by the oil spill to file suits against BP and TransOcean.
Let's hope for the best for all - and for these hard working folks in particular. If they don't survive this economically - with help forthcoming soon - this will likely be pretty much the end of the Louisiana seafood industry.
at 8:20 PM
This is a hilarious article from our friend Richard Nordquist, who is an About.com Guide covering the Lighter Side of Grammar & Composition. For my friends across campus in the English Department, this may not seem as funny as it might be to us business professors, but some "interesting" topics here to say the least.
Read Top 10 Worst Student Essay Topics
Of course, it could have been one of our business majors who submitted "Bet You Can't Tell That I Bought This Essay for 20 Bucks on EZCheat.com!"
Read and pass along to your academic friends - and your fellow students!
at 8:02 PM
Right now, execs at acronym-companies are not faring very well (NBC, BP). This would be a bad, sad move, as right now, Law & Order is in one of its best seasons. It would be a shame to see it be "thrown under the bus" so we could have another dancing, singing, weight loss, or dating reality show. Keep it on - or hopefully, at least shift it to cable. Perhaps another network would wisely step-up and pick-up this "franchise player" (hey, if they can do it for shows like "Medium" and "Scrubs," this is a no-brainer!).
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost
at 11:26 AM
Thanks to my friend Jeremy Hsu, a senior writer with the online publication, LiveScience. He just posted an article on the long-term ecological and economic impacts of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, featuring some professor from Southeastern Louisiana University.
Gulf Oil Disaster May Cast Long and Costly Economic Shadow
at 10:37 AM