Archive | May 10th, 2013

Drillers in Tuscaloosa Marine Shale region expect big savings from state tax cut

May 10, 2013

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Mississippi hopes to become a key destination for horizontal oil and gas drillers.

JACKSON — Canadian energy company Encana estimates a new 80 percent state tax cut will save it up to $800,000 a year in oil and natural gas extraction taxes on wells it puts into production after July 1 in Southwest Mississippi’s Tuscaloosa Marine Shale development. Encana has six deep ground horizontal wells in the Tuscaloosa […]

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Casinos on the watch for thieves, cheats and scams

May 10, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi – The side of a casino operation familiar to most people is the one that aims to keep customers playing, entertained and well fed. On the other, less visible side is a full out effort to protect the casino’s bottom line by catching cheaters and fighting against fraud. Panelists at the Southern Gaming […]

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Social media marketing allows casinos to give – and take

May 10, 2013

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BILOXI, Mississippi — You can be sure the casino industry knows a good bet when it sees one. And perhaps the most valuable tool to help revive a sluggish gaming industry in Mississippi is marketing through social media. “We look at social media, and there are a lot of different ways to approach it,” Brian […]

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(VIDEO) Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

May 10, 2013

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In this Ted Talk, Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a […]

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