Claire Taylor Lafayette Daily Advertiser Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 27, 2018 Jim Bernhard Jr. may not be a household name in Lafayette, but lots of people in Baton Rouge and around the globe know his former company, The Shaw Group, which he founded and grew into a Fortune 500 company. A former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee who served on Gov. Kathleen Blanco's transition team, Bernhard built a pipe fabrication business into a $3 billion company awarded hundreds of millions in Defense Department contracts and no-bid contracts after Hurricane Katrina. Bernhard was in the running for Energy Secretary under President Barack Obama and has toyed with the idea of running for governor on several occasions. Since 2015, Bernhard and his new private equity firm, Bernhard Capital Partners, have been gathering investors and acquiring energy-related companies across the country. BCP recently raised more than $1 billion in investments after … [Read more...] about Who are Bernhard Capital Partners and why do they want LUS?
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Erik Brady USA TODAY Published 10:32 p.m. UTC Jun 11, 2018 Alex Ovechkin is upside down, drinking beer out of the Stanley Cup. A pair of Washington Capitals teammates hold him in the air, like frat boys at a keg stand. When at last they set him back to earth, Ovechkin appears bleary-eyed and rip-roaring drunk. The crowd cheers and Ovechkin holds a hand to his ear, a pantomime that seems to implore, “Louder, please.” And Washington fandom’s bemused reaction to all this seems to say, “Drunker, please." The Caps will have a victory parade on Constitution Avenue on Tuesday and it seems fair to wonder if they’ll still be glazed. Their myriad celebrations since winning the Cup on Thursday are possibly among the most publicly soaked in alcohol in sports history, though it's hard to say how hard teams partied before the social media age. Suffice to say the Capitals have been on a multi-day bender from the Las Vegas Strip to the Georgetown waterfront. And … [Read more...] about Are the Washington Capitals the drunkest champions ever?
Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) hangs from the basket after a dunk as Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) reacts in the second quarter of their season opener at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) dribbles against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the second half of their season opener at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) dribbles against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) in the second half of their season opener at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group) Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green (23) was injured on this play against Houston Rockets' Trevor Ariza (1) in the third quarter at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. on Tuesday, Oct. … [Read more...] about Kurtenbach: The Rockets don’t fear the Warriors and that makes this could-be-epic series even better
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Plus Share via Email Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Share on Tumblr Resize Text Print Article Comments Innovations by Peter Holley by Peter Holley Email the author May 4 at 11:31 AM Email the author Updated with Musk’s responses from Friday morning. Maybe he was tired. Maybe he was hangry. Or maybe the stress of trying to revolutionize the way the world produces cars is finally getting to Elon Musk. Whatever the reason, Tesla’s billionaire chief executive lashed out at analysts during a wide-ranging earnings call … [Read more...] about ‘Please sell our stock’: Elon Musk clashes with Wall Street during epic earnings call
click to enlarge Jaime Monzon Art Villarreal, James Rivera and Robert "Bobdog" Catlin (left to right) perform with the South Texas Legion supergroup at TexPop's Metal Mayhem show. Guitarist Art Villarreal discovered just how big the legends of S.A.’s ’80s heavy metal scene loomed when Karion, one of his bands from that era, reunited a few years ago to play Germany’s Keep It True Festival. In the crowd of 3,000 metalheads, he spotted t-shirts for old-school Texas bands like Militia and S.A. Slayer, another of his old outfits. But the fans he met weren’t just familiar with the names of the bands he played in 30 years ago. They also traded their unreleased demo recordings on the Internet. “I had a Portuguese kid come up and ask what we had in the water down here,” Villarreal said. “He knew about bands from the late ’70s that I didn’t think anybody outside of here had ever heard of. He knew the demos I’d played on. We … [Read more...] about San Antonio Was Once the ‘Heavy Metal Capital of the World.’ Will It Ever Be Again?