September 10, 2005 |
The economically crucial port in New Orleans aims to reopen for commercial business Wednesday and to recover completely in six months -- a quicker-than-expected comeback from Hurricane Katrina but still not fast enough to prevent additional financial hardship among American farmers.
April 4, 2010 |
"Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans" is not a remake of, or a sequel to, "Bad Lieutenant," as the people involved with both movies have taken pains to point out. When Abel Ferrara, who directed the first "Bad Lieutenant," heard that the iconic title of his 1992 film was being repurposed for a 2009 project directed by Werner Herzog, starring Nicolas Cage and produced by Ed Pressman (one of the producers of the first movie), the Bronx-born auteur did not mince words: "I hope they're all in the same streetcar and it blows up," he said.
September 7, 2005 |
Hurricane Katrina's battering of the Port of New Orleans is being felt throughout Latin America as companies scramble to reroute northbound vessels loaded with steel and apparel while importers in the region await delayed shipments of American grain and fertilizer. The Louisiana port is one of the United States' principal gateways for commerce with Latin America and the Caribbean.
October 17, 1986
Dockworkers in New Orleans returned to their jobs after negotiators for three longshoremen's union locals reached tentative agreements with stevedoring companies. Talks between Locals 854, 1494 and 1802 and the New Orleans Steamship Assn., which represents most of the companies at the Port of New Orleans, ended after the International Longshoremen's Assn. Local 3000, the area's largest, ratified a new contract the day before.
May 16, 2013 |
An invasion of alien "crazy ants" is making many residents of the U.S. Gulf Coast long for the old days of pesky, biting fire ants. Like fire ants, these South American invaders seem to be fond of electrical equipment . But unlike their stinging red counterparts, the tawny crazy ants create mega-colonies, sometimes in homes, and push out local populations of ants and arthropods, a University of Texas researcher warns. Here's a bit of the behavior that earns the "crazy ant" name.
June 6, 1996
Hughes Aircraft Co.'s Naval and Maritime Systems unit in Fullerton has been awarded a $2 million contract for initial work on a U.S. Coast Guard vessel traffic control system. The contract puts Hughes into competition with two other contractors, Lockheed Martin Corp. and Raytheon Co., for a second-stage contract next year that would call for construction of vessel control systems at as many as 16 major U.S. ports over a 10-year period.