Discover New Flavors With Mexican Dining In New Orleans


Travelers to the New Orleans area, or NOLA as it is known to locals, often marvel at the sheer range of dining experiences before them. No matter where they go, every section of this historic city holds a wide array of restaurants and cafes. The diversity of food and chef prepared meals only rivals the sheer cultural mecca that this city has evolved into. On every corner, there is another restaurant beckoning one to sit down and enjoy a plate of the chef’s specialties.

One cuisine that many people are surprised to find in New Orleans is Mexican food. They formerly had come to associate this style of cooking only with states like California, Arizona and New Mexico. However, once they look around, hungry travelers discover that Mexican dining in New Orleans is indeed available and presented at its highest levels.

La Casita is an NOLA restaurant that has elevated cooking styles developed South of the border into an art form of its very own. In addition to food and desserts, their staff has designed a number of cocktails not seen in other dining venues. It doesn’t matter whether they are sitting down to lunch, dinner or an early evening feast, diners feel right at home. They have a choice of eating indoors in a rustic and yet modern interior or dining outside in a decorative courtyard setting.

Mexican dining in New Orleans is known for such traditional dishes as homemade guacamole from fresh avocados and tacos filled with everything from vegetarian beans to native seafood. People find that when they dine in an atmosphere of fun, every day can truly be Mardi Gras. This is as true of business-oriented lunch meetings as it is of happy hour revelers who wish to cool off with a pitcher of Margaritas mixed especially for them.

To learn more and see photographs of this kind of restaurant, visit the web pages of This website features restaurant menus and a glimpse into how special this dining experience really is. Newcomers to the city as well as local residents can contact the restaurant through their website to make group reservations or ask questions.


Oil spill hits Australia’s Sunshine coastline

Sunday, March 15, 2009

200,000 litres of oil leaked into waters off the coast of Brisbane from the Pacific Adventurer when their fuel tanks were damaged in rough seas on Wednesday. The figure is about ten times higher than the original estimate of twenty thousand litres of oil. The devastating diesel oil spill has spread along 60 kilometres (37 miles) of the Queensland coast. In addition, 31 containers with 620 tonnes of ammonium nitrate fertiliser flew overboard during the violent storm.

Questions are being asked why the Hong Kong cargo ship was out in seas with nine meter waves caused by Cyclone Hamish, a Category 5 tropical cyclone, as well as why the fertiliser containers were not properly secured. One of the overboard containers ruptured the hull of the Pacific Adventurer, causing between 30 to 100 tonnes of oil to spew from the severely damaged ship.

If the ammonium nitrate mixes with the heavy oil, an explosion could occur. None of the containers have been recovered. Some of these may float, but it is believed that they may have sunk which then may cause algal blooms.

Disaster zones have been declared at Bribie and Moreton Islands, and along the Sunshine coast.

The vessel’s owner, Swire Shipping, reported that a second leak began on Friday, when the ship began listing after docking at Hamilton for repairs. “As full soundings of the vessel’s tanks were being taken at the port to determine how much oil had leaked from the vessel, a small quantity of fuel oil escaped from the Pacific Adventurer,” it stated. The ship was brought upright, and a recovery vessel was used to suck up the oil from the water. The leak produced a 500m-long oil slick down the Brisbane River. Booms were placed around this oil spill so that a skimmer could clean up the second spill.

Swire Shipping could face clean up costs of AU$100,000 a day as well as fines up to AU$1.5million (US$977,000; £703,000) if found guilty of environmental breaches or negligence.

Sunshine Coast beaches are slowly starting to be reopened. The beach of Mooloolaba was still closed following reports of burning sensations from swimmers. 12 beaches remain closed; however, 13 have been reopened.

Over 300 state government and council workers are using buckets, rakes and spades in the clean up effort. Sunshine Coast Mayor Bob Abbott says the majority will be gone by Sunday afternoon. The full environmental impact on wildlife is not yet known. One turtle and seven pelicans have been found covered in oil.

There are concerns that the drinking water of Moreton Island is at risk, as the island uses water from the underground water table near the oil spill site.

“Every bucketload of contaminated sand has to be removed from the island by barge, and each bucketload from a front-end loader weighs about one tonne. It’s just an impossible task,” said Mr Trevor Hassard of the Tangalooma Dolphin Education Centre.

The commercial fishing industry has suffered from the incident. Trawlers won’t resume operations until Sunday evening, and any catches will be tested for human consumption.


Brazilian environmentalists tell residents to urinate in shower to save water

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Environmentalists in Brazil are urging the country’s residents to urinate in the shower while washing themselves, to help conserve water and save the rainforest. Television ads being aired in the country claim that by doing so, the nation could save over 1,000 gallons of water per household each year.

SOS Mata Atlantica ran the ad campaign in an attempt to use comedy to get people to reduce the amount of water they use. “[The ad is] a way to be playful about a serious subject,” said Adriana Kfouri, a spokesperson for Atlantica.

The animated ad narrated by children shows people, including a trapeze artist, an alien and dancers, all taking a shower while at the same time, urinating in it. The ending of the ad then states, “Pee in the shower! Save the Atlantic rainforest!”

Ken Livingstone, former mayor of London, England, proposed a similar campaign in 2006. He said urine should be classified as a “green waste” and that “there is no earthly reason that you need to flush the loo if you have merely urinated. That’s a huge saving of water.”


Disney buys Pixar

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The Walt Disney Company has finalized a US$7.4 billion deal to acquire its long-time partner Pixar in an all stock buy-out. The deal will make Steve Jobs, current Pixar and Apple CEO, Disney’s largest shareholder with about 7% (valued at over $3.5 billion) and a member of the board of directors.

The merger was speculated all day Tuesday on the stock market and the announcement came just after trading closed for the day. Terms of the merger include Pixar’s John Lasseter becoming Disney’s new chief creative officer in charge of animation at the combined Disney-Pixar Animation Studios, as well as principal creative advisor at Walt Disney Imagineering, the unit of the company responsible for research and development of Disney theme parks worldwide.

Jobs purchased what became Pixar for $10 million in 1986 from George Lucas’s computer animation division at Lucasfilm. Toy Story, its first feature film came a decade later, and began a long string of animation hits, including Finding Nemo. Such successes proved to be increasingly elusive for Disney to manage on its own. The partnership between the two studios had become shaky in recent years, as former Disney head Michael Eisner clashed with Jobs over the renewal terms of their agreement. In 2003, prior to his dismissal from Disney, Eisner infuriated Pixar’s creative team by predicting Finding Nemo would be a failure. Steve Jobs broke off negotiations in January 2004, having told one executive previously, “I don’t see how the relationship can continue as long as Eisner is there.”


Facelifts For Men What Makes Them Completely Different?

Facelifts For Men – What Makes Them Completely different?


Dr. Jay Calvert

Whereas more women than men endure facelift procedures, men still make up 15% to 20% of the facelift population. Men are nearly exclusively bothered by a ‘neck waddle’ and usually think about a facelift at an older age than girls when this waddle is a lot more significant. One in all the keys to facelifting in men is not too overdo it. I have see many men who have had a facelift and they look a little unnatural at best and some even look additional effeminate. I am sure this can not be, what they were seeking from the procedure. A subtle improvement for men is better than an overdone dramatic one. Men, understandably, are particularly skiddish about having had a facelift.

From a designing and technical standpoint, the male facelift patient differs from the feminine in one vital way….hair. The quantity and style of scalp hair and therefore the presence of beard skin changes many aspects of the operation. The position of the incisions and their eventual obscurity is of importance. Like all facelifts, the first and most important goal is to minimize scars that are difficult to find. Irrespective of how great the neck and jowl result’s, or how long the result may last, poor and visible scarring will destroy the entire operation. I have yet to find a patient who needs to advertise that they have had a facelift. (although some results that they’ve got scream that they have!)

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Men have beards which offer a plus and a disadvantage. The upward-disappearing sideburn that may occur in ladies with a facelift (the tuft of hair in front of the ear gets higher) is not an issue for most men. When their existing sideburn gets higher when surgery, they merely begin shaving lower regaining the lost sideburn. Most men should even start before facelift surgery in growing longer sideburns so they can be at a traditional level once surgery. The disadvantages are that the incision in front of the ear must stay…in front of the ear. It can not be placed partially inside the ear as in girls (called retrotragal) as a result the beard skin can necessitated into the ear which is both a nuisance and not natural looking. In addition, because of the direction of pull behind the ear during a facelift, some beard skin will finish up behind the ear necessitating shaving this area. As long as men are advised of this possibility and after surgery requirement, I have not seen it to be a problem.

One final thought on male facelift results… don’t typically get a particularly dramatic result. Their skin usually stretches additional than a woman’s making it tough (and unnecessary) to create a brilliant sharp neck angle. They’re also susceptible to more settling or some ‘relapse’ after surgery due to their thicker heavier skin. As already mentioned, however, men are sometimes not curious about spectacular changes however like less obvious ones. This may be the foremost vital key to the male facelift patient.

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Anthrocon 2007 draws thousands to Pittsburgh for furry weekend

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — Local caterers get ready for big business, as almost three thousand fans converge on the David L. Lawrence Convention Center over the Independence Day weekend for the world’s largest ever furry convention, Anthrocon 2007.

Many hope to renew acquaintances, or meet new friends. Others look to buy from dealers and artists, or show off new artwork or costumes. Some attend to make money, or even learn a thing or two. But one thing unites them: They’re all there to have fun.


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Satirist Stephen Colbert runs for U.S. President

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The American satirist Stephen Colbert has announced that he will run for the Presidency of the United States. He made his announcement on his mock news show The Colbert Report.

However, Colbert said that he would only run in his home state of South Carolina as a favorite son. He also said that he would represent both major political parties: the Republicans and the Democrats. It is not known how far Colbert will go with his character during his electoral run.

Colbert has hosted The Colbert Report, a spin-off to another satirical television series, The Daily Show, since its creation in 2005. “I didn’t have a job back then. I wonder what it was like to have a job back then. I am sure I could ask a dentist or a surgeon. He would know.” On the show he plays a right-wing political pundit, based on real-life pundits such as Bill O’Reilly and Stone Phillips. Colbert has been credited with popularizing certain words such as “Truthiness”, meaning to believe something intuitively, without regard for actual facts, logic or evidence.

Filling in for New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on Sunday, Colbert wrote: “I am not ready to announce yet — even though it’s clear that the voters are desperate for a white, male, middle-aged, Jesus-trumpeting alternative.”


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MediaCorp Radio in Singapore has been fined 15,000 Singaporean dollars (US$9,800) over an on-air stunt in March in which female guests on a radio show were asked to remove their brassieres, and pose for video that was to be posted on the station’s website and on YouTube.

The Media Development Authority said the radio show’s hosts made improper and sexually suggestive remarks about “how fast the bras were removed, as well as the color, design and cup size of the bras, and the size of the girls’ breasts.”


Researchers at University of Malaya say they have developed an erectile dysfunction cure from walnut extract.

“It takes about an hour for the effects to set in and it will last for about four hours,” said Professor Dr. Kim Kah Hwi of the Faculty of Medicine Physiology.

So far, 40 volunteers have tried the Viagra alternative, called “N-Hanz”, with positive results, Kim said. To make one pill, it takes about 3.3 kilograms (about 7 pounds) of walnuts.


An 8-year-old Indonesian boy died after being attacked on Saturday by a Komodo Dragon at Komodo National Park on Komodo.

The boy was attacked while making a toilet stop in a bush, a park official said. “The dragon bit his waist, tossed him and dragged him. His right leg was badly scratched,” park spokesman Heru Rudiharto said. The boy then bled to death.

Attacks by Dragons on humans are rare, though the reptiles, which can grow to a length of 3 meters (9 feet), regularly kill such prey as pigs and small deer. Komodo Dragons are an endangered and protected species, and about 2,000 of them live in the wild, mainly on Komodo and nearby Rinca island.