Archive for August 3rd, 2012

MSU biologist’s work with crocodilians goes international

STARKVILLE — A Mississippi State University biologist’s fascination with crocodiles has brought together researchers from the United States and Australia to study the genetic building blocks of a reptile order. In the process, they hope to discover ways to conserve endangered animals, harness the antibiotic properties of alligator blood and isolate the genes that determine […] [...]

Corps of Engineers looking for R&D ideas from inventors

by Published: August 3,2012

Tags: engineering, engineers, federal agency, invention, inventor, patent

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking new and innovative ways to improve its products and services to the public. Inventors are urged to submit their research and developmental ideas to USACE for evaluation and development. The submission and evaluation process along with some guidelines to protect the patentable right […] [...]

MDA leading trade missions to Canada, China

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is inviting state business leaders interested in pursuing trade opportunities in the Canadian market or seeking representation, partners or distributorships in Canada to participate in a multi-sector business-to-business matchmaking mission to Toronto and Montreal Sept. 10-14. In a separate item, MDA is also leading a trade mission to […] [...]

Teleflex bringing distribution center to DeSoto County

OLIVE BRANCH — Medical equipment maker Teleflex Inc. is locating a distribution center in Olive Branch. The Limerick, Pa.-based company says it expects to employ 225 workers within four years of operation. The company will locate into an existing 627,000-square-foot facility. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance through the Momentum Mississippi Incentives program and guidance […] [...]

Owners of DiamondJacks Casino bankrupt; selling to Chickasaws

VICKSBURG — The owner of casinos in Vicksburg and Bossier City, La., has filed for bankruptcy and plans to sell its casinos to an Oklahoma Indian tribe. Legends Gaming filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in Shreveport, La. The company says it will sell its DiamondJacks casinos to Global Gaming Solutions for about $27.5 million, […] [...]

Read August 6 issue of the MBJ

>> NAMING RIGHTS Marketing pros see upside and risk to linking corporate name to Mississippi Coliseum— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> ANALYSIS ABA chief says Weill ‘misguided’ in wanting big banks broken up— by Ted Carter >> PHIL HARDWICK Where do economic developers come from? >> EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Report criticizes Mississippi […] [...]

Indiana man gets house arrest for role in illegal tobacco scheme

ABERDEEN — Authorities say an Indiana man has been sentenced in Mississippi to six months on house arrest for making false records related to cigarette sales. Authorities say in a news release that 56-year-old Jack Settles of Indianapolis was sentenced in U.S. District in Aberdeen. He pleaded guilty in January to one count of making […] [...]

Ex-Delta housing director gets 32 months, to pay restitution

GREENVILLE — A federal judge has sentenced the former executive director of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority to 32 months in prison. The Delta Democrat Times reports Senior Judge Glen H. Davidson yesterday sentenced 58-year-old Ann Jefferson and ordered her to pay more than $41,000 in restitution. Jefferson will begin her sentence Sept. 10 […] [...]

River reopens after towboat runs aground near Greenville

MISSISSIPPI RIVER — The Mississippi River is open again to traffic after being closed due to a barge grounding. The towboat Bootsie B ran aground yesterday pushing 13 empty barges and 15 barges loaded with fertilizer and salt. Coast Guard petty officer Ryan Tippets says the grounding happened near Greenville. Tippets says today that the […] [...]

Weather, industrial sales boost TVA’s quarterly numbers

by Published: August 3,2012

Tags: earnings, electricity, energy, profit, revenue, sales, utility, Weather

NORTH MISSISSIPPI — Weather and higher sales to industrial customers improved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA’s) financial performance in the three months ended June 30, the utility said today in its quarterly report to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Warm temperatures across the Tennessee Valley during the period from April through June of 2012, including […] [...]

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