New Orleans won’t be permitting parades for Mardi Gras 2021, according to city website | Mardi Gras | Gambit Weekly

The City of New Orleans won’t be permitting parades “of any kind” for Mardi Gras 2021 according to a page on its website, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday morning. 

It was not immediately clear how this will affect the Mardi Gras Indians and smaller walking parades like ‘tit Rex, or if the city simply won’t be issuing permits or will actively take steps to shut down events that have traditionally not needed a permit. 

Under its Mardi Gras 2021 Frequently Asked Questions, one of the questions reads, “Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year?” The listed response is “Answer: Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus.”

In a question on the same page about whether visitors will be allowed for Carnival, the website

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New Orleans won’t be permitting parades for Mardi Gras 2021, according to city website | The Latest | Gambit Weekly

The City of New Orleans won’t be permitting parades “of any kind” for Mardi Gras 2021 according to a page on its website, The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate reported Tuesday morning. 

It was not immediately clear how this will affect the Mardi Gras Indians and smaller walking parades like ‘tit Rex, or if the city simply won’t be issuing permits or will actively take steps to shut down events that have traditionally not needed a permit. 

Under its Mardi Gras 2021 Frequently Asked Questions, one of the questions reads, “Question: Will there be parades in the City of New Orleans this year?” The listed response is “Answer: Parades of any kind will not be permitted this year because large gatherings have proven to be super spreader events of the COVID-19 virus.”

In a question on the same page about whether visitors will be allowed for Carnival, the website

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No parades allowed during Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans, per city’s website

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Kamala Harris receives congratulatory welcome from several GOP senators who haven’t acknowledged Biden’s win

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on Tuesday returned to the Senate floor, where she cast the decisive vote to block President Trump’s controversial pick for the Federal Reserve, Judy Shelton. Before that, though, she received a series of what appeared to be congratulatory greetings from a number of her Republican colleagues, including some who haven’t yet publicly acknowledged Trump’s defeat.Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) have laid low when it comes to their stance on the election — Lankford has said President-elect Joe Biden should be receiving intelligence briefings during the “contested election” — but they both offered congratulations to Harris on Tuesday, as did Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), who has previously said it “looks like it will be President Biden.” Less surprisingly, Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), who was one of the first

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Still no internet after Zeta? Many in New Orleans area face this hurdle as power returns | Business News

In the hours after Hurricane Zeta passed through the New Orleans area, hundreds of thousands of people asked the age-old Louisiana question: When will my lights come back on?

But with electricity mostly flowing seven days later, residents have turned to its 21st century corollary: When will I get my internet back?

Cox, AT&T won’t say how many customers are cut off

Internet service necessarily follows power: no electricity, no World Wide Web access. But the length of the lag, especially with Cox Communications and AT&T customers, has raised eyebrows. And the difficulty of getting a straight answer has driven scads of residents to complain.

“I have had a lot of trouble with Cox,” Kenner resident Vincent Provenza said. Like many, Provenza lost power Oct. 28 as Zeta pounded southeast Louisiana. His power came back about 24 hours later, but as of Tuesday afternoon, he said he still didn’t have

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University of New Orleans computer science scholarship, and more metro college news | Crescent City community news

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS COMPUTER SCIENCE: Alumna and Google Vice President Sabrina Farmer has funded a computer science scholarship with a $250,000 gift to the University of New Orleans. Farmer, who earned her undergraduate degree in computer science from UNO, is vice president of engineering site reliability for many of Google’s billion-customer products such as Gmail, Search, Google Maps, Android and Chrome. A Marrero native, she also oversees reliability of product infrastructure, including Google’s authentication, identity and abuse systems.

UNIVERSITY OF HOLY CROSS: Free telecounseling is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday from the University of Holy Cross. To schedule a session, call (504) 398-2168.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP: A $250,000 gift from alumni Tom and Connie Kitchen will create an undergraduate scholarship at the University of New Orleans. Tom Kitchen, a former executive with Stewart Enterprises and Avondale Industries, earned both a bachelor’s

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