New Orleans Events – Wednesday, February 17, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Associated Press Louisiana Daybook for Wednesday, February 17, 2016.



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Wednesday, Feb. 17 – French Quarter Festivals, New Orleans tourism officials host a press conference on the 2016 French Quarter Festival, including lineup and poster artist. The press conference features live entertainment from Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, 10:00 a.m.

Location: Jackson Square, 700 Decatur St., New Orleans.

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Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Louisiana State Treasurer John Kennedy speech to the Louisiana Sheriffs' Association, 10:00 a.m.

Location: L'Auberge Casino & Hotel, 777 L'Auberge Ave., Baton Rouge.

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Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Louisiana Oil & Gas Association President Don Briggs speaks on the 'State of the Industry', outlining the impact that the drop in oil prices has had on Louisiana and the workforce, the history of prices and what has caused the fluctuations in the market, and the industry perspective on 'what it will take to keep Louisiana's oil and gas industry relevant for the future,' 11:00 a.m.

Location: Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans.


Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Albemarle Corp: Q4 2015 Results


Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Vice President Joe Biden visits New Orleans to participate in events commemorating the 7th anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, at Port Administration Bldg. Plaza, Port of New Orleans, 1350 Port of New Orleans Pl., New Orleans, 11:15 a.m. The $787 billion 'Recovery Act' was designed to create up to 3.5 million new jobs through investment in infrastructure, help for the unemployed, aid to cash-strapped states, subsidies to help the newly-unemployed afford their health care, improved energy efficiency of federal buildings, and tax credits for business investment in plants and equipment.

Louisiana Governor Bel Edwards will join Vice President Biden to discuss the TIGER program – the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Discretionary Grant program in the region. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson also also attend the event.

Location: Port of New Orleans, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, New Orleans.


Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Friday, Feb. 19 – The University of New Orleans Presidential Search Committee starts interviewing five semifinalists choosing at least two finalists to be presented to the full Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System later this month, 10:15 a.m.

Location: Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitors Center, 2000 Lakeshore Dr., New Orleans.



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