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Here's what'll likely spare Baton Rouge, Lafayette from freezing rain that'll slam other parts of Louisiana

A freezing rain advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. Monday until noon Tuesday for much of central and southwest Louisiana, including Lake Charles, Crowley, Opelousas, Krotz Springs and Eunice. Here is the forecast ice accumulation as well as the reasonable ...

State auditors report Eunice was the victim of identity theft

In other audit reports released this week, the Louisiana Legislative Auditors office also found concerns with the Town of Krotz Springs, the City of Ville Platte and the Evangeline Parish School Board. Auditors for Krotz Springs reported that the town’s ...

Alon USA To Participate In The Credit Suisse Annual Energy Summit

In addition, Alon directly owns crude oil refineries in Krotz Springs, Louisiana, with a crude oil throughput capacity of 74,000 barrels per day and in California with a crude oil throughput capacity of 70,000 barrels per day. Alon is a leading marketer of ...

Where to go in Tampa Bay for Mardi Gras eats, beads and more

jazz and roots music by T-Bone Hamilton from 6 to 10 p.m. The restaurant is cooking up smoked boudin flown in from Krotz Springs, La. (a town of 1,200 with about a mile of notable boudin in its midst), and offering crawfish boil chowder, fried alligator ...

Krotz Springs family holds on to fallen soldier's legacy

James Douget, a teacher at Krotz Springs Elementary, opened the assembly by recalling how the townspeople stood in freezing cold temperatures along La. 190 holding small American flags to watch the hearse carrying Jon's body followed by police vehicles and ...

Krotz Springs man arrested, accused of aggravated rape

Robert Nall, Jr., of Krotz Springs, was arrested Friday and booked into the St ...
If convicted, Nall faces life in prison or even the death penalty. OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has voted to seek a state attorney general's opinion ...

Strassel: Behind an Ethanol Special Favor

Further reporting has revealed that the refinery is Alon USA Energy 's Krotz Springs facility in Louisiana. There's reason to wonder why Krotz Springs alone got a deal. The EPA maintains a program that allows "small refineries"—those with an average ...

Alon Completes Shutdown of Krotz Springs, Louisiana, Plant

May 23 (Bloomberg) -- Alon USA Energy Inc. completed the shutdown of its refinery near Krotz Springs, Louisiana, today because of supply disruptions caused by rising water levels on the Atchafalaya River. Alon began work to close the refinery last week and ...

Alon Krotz Springs Provides Update on Potential Impact of Flooding on Louisiana Operations

DALLAS, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Alon Refining Krotz Springs, Inc. (the “Company”) today provided an update on the potential impact on its Louisiana operations of record flooding of the Mississippi River that is affecting refineries, other ...

Krotz Springs police chief flying solo

KROTZ SPRINGS, La (NBC33) -- The newly-elected police chief in Krotz Springs is flying solo. That's after almost his entire department resigned over the weekend. Norman Mouille took office this weekend after unseating longtime police chief Susie Laccassin.

From LBL: “First Detailed Microscopy Evidence of Bacteria at the Lower Size Limit of Life”

Berkeley Lab February 27, 2015 Dan Krotz This cryo-electron tomography image reveals the internal structure of an ultra-small bacteria cell like never before. The cell has a very dense interior…

From LBL: “First Direct Observation of Carbon Dioxide’s Increasing Greenhouse Effect at the Earth’s Surface”

Berkeley Lab February 25, 2015 Dan Krotz Scientists have observed an increase in carbon dioxide’s greenhouse effect at the Earth’s surface for the first time. The researchers, led by scientists f…

State auditors report Eunice was the victim of identity theft

Identity theft can happen to anyone — even a city named Eunice. Daryl G. Purpera, the state’s legislative auditor, announced in a press release this week that the City of Eunice’s untimely preparatio…

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KBON Mardi Gras Entertainment Calendar


Ugh! Monday!

Krotz Springs BridgeUgh...
.I hate Mondays.  Parade yesterday went well, lots of people but they were not in a t-shirt buying mode so we do have some left over.  Usually I sell out by parade end.  Ugh…


Exercise at any age is vital for healthy bones and is essential for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis.

Exercise not only improves bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance and helps improve overall health.

Why do you exercise?

Bones, like muscles, are living tissue that responds to exercise by becoming stronger. In general, women and young men who exercise regularly reach a higher bone density (the highest level of consistency and strength of bones) than those who do not exercise. Most people reach peak bone density between 20 and 30 years old. From that age usually bone density begins to decrease. Women and men over age 20 can help prevent bone loss hacienda exercise frequently. The exercise allows us to maintain muscle strength, coordination and balance, which in turn helps prevent falls and fractures. This is especially important for older adults and people who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis.

The best exercise to strengthen bones

The best exercise for your bones is required weight-bearing. This type of exercise makes you strive to work against gravity. Examples of these exercises include weight lifting, walking, hiking, jogging, stair climbing, tennis and dance. In contrast, exercises that do not require weight-bearing include swimming and cycling. While these exercises help strengthen and maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, are not the most effective in strengthening bones.

Exercise Tips

If you have health problems such as heart problems, high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity, or if you are 40 years old or more, consult your doctor before you start exercising regularly. According to the Surgeon General, the optimal goal is to exercise for at least 30 minutes most days; preferably daily.

Pay attention to your body. When starting an exercise routine, you may have some pain and discomfort in the muscles, but should not be painful or last more than 48 hours. If this occurs, you may be working too hard and need to slow down. Stop exercising if you feel any pain or discomfort in the chest and talk to your doctor before your next workout.

If you have osteoporosis, it is important to ask your doctor what activities are safe for you. If you have low bone density, experts recommend that the column is protected and avoiding exercises or activities that cause bending or twisting of the back. Moreover, should avoid high-impact exercise to reduce the risk of breaking a bone. You can also consult with an exercise specialist to teach you the proper progression of their activities, to stretch and strengthen muscles safely, and correct bad posture habits. An exercise specialist should have a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, physiotherapy or similar specialty. Be sure to ask if you are familiar with the special needs of people with osteoporosis.

A comprehensive system to combat osteoporosis

Remember, exercise is only part of a regimen for the prevention or treatment of osteoporosis. Like a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, exercise helps strengthen bones at any age. But it is possible that good nutrition and exercise are not enough to stop the loss of bone density caused by medical conditions, menopause or certain habits such as the use of snuff and excessive consumption of alcohol. It is important to talk to your doctor about your bone health. Ask if you are a candidate for a bone density test. If densitometry shows low bone mass, ask what medications may help maintain healthy bones and fight osteoporosis. [16]


Filing A Charge of Discrimination on KROTZ SPRINGS LOUISIANA

If you believe that you have been discriminated against at work because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, you can file a Charge of Discrimination. All of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a Charge of Discrimination with us before you can file a job discrimination lawsuit against your employer. In addition, an individual, organization, or agency may file a charge on behalf of another person in order to protect the aggrieved person´s identity. There are time limits for filing a charge.

Note: Federal employees and job applicants have similar protections, but a different complaint process.

If you file a charge, you may be asked to try to settle the dispute through mediation. Mediation is an informal and confidential way to resolve disputes with the help of a neutral mediator. If the case is not sent to mediation, or if mediation doesn´t resolve the problem, the charge will be given to an investigator.

If an investigation finds no violation of the law, you will be given a Notice of Right to Sue. This notice gives you permission to file suit in a court of law. If a violation is found, we will attempt to reach a voluntary settlement with the employer. If we cannot reach a settlement, your case will be referred to our legal staff (or the Department of Justice in certain cases), who will decide whether or not the agency should file a lawsuit. If we decide not to file a lawsuit, we will give you a Notice of Right to Sue.

In some cases, if a charge appears to have little chance of success, or if it is something that we don´t have the authority to investigate, we may dismiss the charge without doing an investigation or offering mediation.

Many states and local jurisdictions have their own anti-discrimination laws, and agencies responsible for enforcing those laws (Fair Employment Practices Agencies, or FEPAs). If you file a charge with a FEPA, it will automatically be "dual-filed" with EEOC if federal laws apply. You do not need to file with both agencies.


Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in KROTZ SPRINGS LOUISIANA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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