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Cinco de Mayo

May 5th

Give NOLA Day

Everywhere, Until 12a.m.

Donate to your favorite NPO's

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Felipe's

Drink specials, charity, music

 

Cinco de Mayo Party

Juan's Flying Burrito

Prizes with shots, Specials

 

Crescent City Farmers Market

Broadway Street, 9a.m.-1p.m.

Uptown edition of the city's prime local market

 

Kermit Ruffins & The BBQ Swingers

Bullet’s Sports Bar, 7p.m.

See Kermit's weekly gig in the 7th Ward and get to bed early

 

The Pixies

Civic, 9p.m.

Indie rockers of yester-year return

 

Leviathan

Indywood, 7:30p.m.

Russian drama with biblical parallels 

 

Jefferson Performing Arts Society

Lafayette Square, 2:45p.m.

Celebrate Give NOLA day with a performance by JPAS in the Square. The festivities go on all day with multiple live acts. 

 

Cinco de Mayo Taco B*LL Edition

Karibu Kitchen (218 S Robertson), 4p.m.

Celebrate the fifth of may and chalupas at Handsome Willy's pop up


Seafood Workers Say They Were Left Out of BP Settlement


BP might've thought they covered everything in the proposed settlement with the people of the Gulf Coast. But it turns out they might've missed somebody. A group that represents shrimp processors is in court today asking Judge Carl Barbier to delay his blessing of the settlement because key groups in the seafood industry are being left out of the settlement. Specifically, docks, processors, distributors, and packaging supply businesses were left out of the $2.3 billion agreement, the processors group says.

 

According to the processors group, the settlement makes the compensation for future losses of those groups on par with businesses that aren't in the seafood businesses. That's because the pot of money for seafood businesses like fishers, crew and oyster leaseholders is set up to multiply the losses.

 

“I simply can’t comprehend how after two years they don’t understand the difference between a seafood dock or processing business and a shoe store,” American Shrimp Processors Assocation Executive Director David Veal said of BP in a statement. “Our future risk is no different than those inside the Seafood Program, and certainly much greater than a flower shop.”

 

In its own statement, BP took credit for the Seafood Program, saying they provided for claims that could amount to more than would multiply the annual salary of the fishers many times over.




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