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NFL Super Kids-Super Sharing Project

gathered hundreds of New Orleans students to deliver donated sports equipment and books to Kingsley House last week. The students collected donations as part of the NFL's Super Bowl-driven service project that partners with local schools in Super Bowl host cities. Founded in 1896, Kingsley House provides education programs and family services to more than 7,000 children, parents and seniors in Louisiana each year.

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The Rex Organization

awarded $525,000 in grants to be shared among 31 educational groups and programs via the Carnival krewe's Pro Bono Publico Foundation, named after Rex's motto ("for the public good"). Since its formation after Hurricane Katrina, the foundation has awarded close to $2 million to local nonprofit groups.

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Ana Zorrilla,

CEO of the Louisiana SPCA, earned the highest-level professional designation for animal welfare workers — Certified Animal Welfare Administrator. The Society of Welfare Administrators oversees the certification program and exam, which tests supervision, leadership, public relations and animal care and treatment. Fewer than 100 people have received the designation.

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W&T Offshore

admitted to violating the federal Clean Water Act by using coffee filters to doctor water samples from an oil platform that was dumping oil and grease into the Gulf of Mexico. The oil company said its contractors used coffee filters to clean water samples before submitting the samples to regulators. W&T pleaded guilty to a felony and a misdemeanor in federal court and was fined a total of $1 million by U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon.


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