GMP Announces

first_imgGREEN MOUNTAIN POWER CORPORATION (NYSE: GMP) announced the preliminary results of its successful modified “Dutch Auction” self tender offer, which expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on November 19, 2002.Based on the preliminary count by the depositary for the tender offer, approximately 815,779 shares of common stock were properly tendered and not withdrawn at a price at or below $19.75 per share (including those shares tendered by shareholders who indicated in their letters of transmittal that they were willing to accept the price selected by Green Mountain Power in accordance with the terms of the offer). Green Mountain Power expects to accept for purchase 815,779 shares at a purchase price of $19.75 per share in accordance with the terms of the offer. The 815,779 shares that Green Mountain Power expects to purchase are comprised of the 800,000 shares Green Mountain Power offered to purchase and 15,779 shares to be purchased pursuant to Green Mountain Power’s right to purchase up to an additional 2% of its outstanding shares. Due to the exercise of suchright, Green Mountain Power expects that there will be no proration andthat all shares properly tendered and not withdrawn at a price at or below$19.75 per share will be purchased. Immediately following such purchase,and assuming that 815,779 shares are purchased in the offer, GreenMountain Power will have approximately 4,916,331 shares of common stockoutstanding.The determination of the actual number of and specificshares to be purchased and the price per share are preliminary and subjectto verification and final confirmation by Mellon Investor Services LLC(the depositary for the tender offer), the proper delivery of all sharestendered and not properly withdrawn (including shares tendered pursuant toguaranteed delivery procedures) and the impact of “odd lot” andconditional tenders. The final results of the tender offer will beannounced promptly following completion of the verification process.Promptly following this confirmation process, the depositary will issuepayment for the shares accepted under the tender offer and return allshares not accepted. Any questions regarding the tender offer may bedirected to Mellon Investor Services LLC at (800) 858-0985.Green MountainPower is a public utility operating company engaged in supplyingelectrical energy in the State of Vermont in a territory withapproximately one quarter of the State’s population. Green Mountain Powerserves approximately 87,000 customers.last_img read more

Suffolk Sex Trafficking Ring Leaders Sentenced

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Antonio RiveraA Patchogue man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for luring Central American women into the county and then into prostitution at two bars—fronts for his sex-trafficking ring.Antonio Rivera, 38, was sentenced Wednesday by District Judge Sandra Feuerstein at Central Islip federal court along with his two accomplices, 33-year-old John Whaley of Bellport and 34-year-old Jason Villaman of Brentwood, who got 25 and 30 years behind bars, respectively.“The defendants lured vulnerable young women to the United States with the promise of a better life,” said Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. “Once here, the defendants then turned their American dream into a nightmare, subjecting them to unspeakable physical violence and emotional abuse.”The trio had been convicted conspiracy, sex trafficking, forced labor, alien harboring and alien transportation after a four-week trial.Prosecutors said the men recruited the victims—all of whom were undocumented immigrants from Honduras, Guatelmala, Mexico, and El Salvador—to work as waitresses in Rivera’s bars, Sonidos de la Frontera in Lake Ronkonkoma and La Hija del Mariachi in Farmingville.After they were hired, Rivera forced the victims to engage in sex acts with the patrons in exchange for money, which he kept. The victims were beaten, raped, defrauded and threatened with deportation to keep them from calling police.Whaley, who assisted Rivera in hiring waitresses, maintaining the bars and driving the victims around, raped one of the victims whom he was supposed to drive home.Villaman acted as a security guard at the Lake Ronkonkoma bar and helped Rivera dump an unconscious victim on the lawn outside her home after the he and Rivera had assaulted her.Several victims also testified that their wages were often taken from them after the trio told them the money would be saved for them, but the funds were not returned as promised.last_img read more

Banking on experience

first_imgWould you bank with Amazon? New research from Fiserv finds consumers are significantly more comfortable with the idea of using technology companies to make financial transactions than ever before. As the potential for disruption grows, financial institutions are evaluating their offerings and go-forward strategies.Expectations & Experiences: Channels and New Entrants, the most recent quarterly consumer trends survey by Fiserv, found more than half (55 percent) of people would be comfortable using a technology company, such as Apple or Google, for various types of financial transactions, compared to 40 percent of respondents in 2017. At the same time, use of traditional financial institutions for bill payments, loans, money management and other financial services remains steady.“Financial institutions are already competing at some level with nontraditional providers and technology companies for mortgages, payments and budget-tracking capabilities,” said Pat Reetz, senior vice president of Product Management for Bank Solutions, Fiserv. “While that disruption can be disconcerting, our advice is to embrace it. Yes, offer innovative products and services but differentiate with personal attention, data-driven recommendations and relationship-building interactions.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

City comes to life with surprise Lloyds requirement

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Women must play central role in battle against pandemic: Foreign minister

first_imgAs the COVID-19 crisis amplifies the existing inequalities, with women being impacted more severely by the pandemic, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi has said that women can play a central role in the battle against the disease.“The issue of women’s empowerment is always close to my heart. This is not because I am a woman, I see the potential of women being part of the solution,” said Retno as she spoke to The Jakarta Post in the opening session of the webinar series titled “Multilateralism during a pandemic: Indonesia’s Perspective” on Thursday. Read also: Middle powers must step up global role“In Indonesia, women own more than 64 percent of MSMEs [micro, small and medium enterprises]. Many of them have diversified their businesses during the pandemic to produce masks, protective gear and others,” Retno said, referring to the report published by the United Nations Women Asia Pacific.Drilling down to the households where women actively played a role as the main caregiver and educator, Retno added that women could also take a role in educating their communities about COVID-19 preventive measures. She gave an assurance that the Indonesian government was committed to preventing further discrimination against women during the pandemic.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Monday that his administration encouraged the Family Welfare Movement (PKK) – a state-sponsored organization comprising community leaders and officials’ wives – to disseminate information on the importance of complying with health protocols, a move that was praised by the minister.In contrast, however, women’s rights activists have criticized the Indonesian government for putting aside the gender-responsive perspective to address the COVID-19 pandemic and exacerbating gender inequalities in the country.As health care for women becomes less accessible during the pandemic, women have also found themselves vulnerable to domestic violence with reports showing a surge in numbers. Activists have also condemned lawmakers for putting women’s issues on the back burner by stalling deliberation of the sexual violence eradication bill, which its proponents hope will put an end to the systemic violence against women in the country.Topics : According to her, the issue of women’s empowerment had become a very important element in Indonesian foreign policy in recent years. She added that a group of female foreign ministers from around the world regularly discussed the issue of global women’s empowerment through various perspectives.“I always underline the importance of hitting the reset button in our approach,” she said. “Any policy must always consider women from the perspectives of both vulnerability and potential, so we must provide protection but we must also involve women as part of the solution.”In almost all places, women earn less and are more likely to be in precarious jobs in the informal sector with little to no protection at work. Retno admitted that many women, especially in Indonesia, did not have sustainable incomes and they had been deprived of access to social protection schemes, proper health care and many social economic stimulus measures provided by the government.In fact, according to Retno, women played a major role during the pandemic. Citing the International Labour Organization (ILO), globally women make up over 70 percent of health workers, including those working in care institutions.last_img read more

Bulldogs Boys Tennis Team Shuts Out Spartans

first_imgThe Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis Team defated Connersville 5-0 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Nick Mustin 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Ethan Judd 6-0, 6-1#3 Singles- Paul Ritter defeated Cooper McCann 6-0, 6-2#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel defeated Carter Jackson and Cole Jones 6-2, 6-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Tracey Amrhein and Cole Barricklow 6-0, 6-1The JV also beat Connersville 4-0.#1 Singles- Jonathan Kunkel defeated Dakota Davis 8-2#2 Singles- Brandon Laker defeated Ross Ferguson 8-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Jordan Cooley 8-1#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld and Mitch Esser defeated Garet Bailey and Jamel Richardson 8-5The Varsity and JV are both 3-0 (2-0 in the EIAC) on the season, and will play Centerville at home on Tuesday (8-26).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.last_img read more

Denver Kevin Inman, 57

first_imgDenver Kevin Inman, age 57, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on December 3, 2019. Denver was born June 18, 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Kermit and Rosemary Brock Inman. He was a master carpenter. In 1984, he met his soulmate Sherry Diane Peterson and he married her on March 22, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Denver was an outdoorsy man he loved hunting ginseng and mushrooms and he was an amazing fisherman.  He loved to travel and was very proud about having been to 44 states.  He was a gifted athlete in track and loved to watch the Colts play.  He also loved to draw.Denver is survived by his: daughter, Nicole (Chris) Baier; son, Dustan Inman; and daughters, Carrie (Ryan) Owens and Natasha (Rob) Dietrich; grandchildren, Austen Owens, Zander Owens,  Ashton Owens, Athena Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Azaria Dietrich, Savannah Dietrich, Malaki Powers, Ziva Dietrich, Alex Mitchell, Kaydan Marshall, Mackenzie Inman and Kayla Baier; brothers, Kurt (Joyce) Inman, Brian Inman, and Kenneth (Vanessa) Inman; sisters, Latisha (Joel) Moore and Kim (Dudley) Paul. Denver was preceded in death by; wife, Sherry Inman; father, Kermit Inman; mother, Rosemary Inman; grandparents, Alvin and Thelma Brock and Kenneth and Daisy Inman.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm until the time of the Funeral services at 4:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, Indiana.Contributions in Denver’s memory may be made to the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Inman family.last_img read more

Cech welcomed by new team-mates

first_imgPetr Cech was given a warm welcome to Arsenal by his new team-mates – although Theo Walcott could not resist a cheeky dig. Gunners midfielder Aaron Ramsey hailed Arsene Wenger’s latest recruit as one of the best goalkeepers the Premier League has had, tweeting: ” Wow what a signing! One of the best @premierleague keepers ever! Welcome @PetrCech.” And Mesut Ozil said on Twitter: ” From blue to red – welcome @PetrCech to the @Arsenal family! #YaGunnersYa #AFC #COYG #WelcomeCech.” Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright thanked Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho for allowing Cech to move to a rival Premier League club. Speaking to BreatheSport, he said: ‘I am absolutely delighted for Arsenal and, as a fan, I couldn’t be happier. We finally have a world class stopper. Thank you Jose!” Wojciech Szczesny, whose place in the Arsenal team Cech is set to take, also welcomed the new signing with a post on his Facebook page. “Petr Cech, welcome to Arsenal FC! Delighted to have a chance to learn from one of the best GK’s in the world!” the Pole wrote. Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman said Chelsea could live to rue letting Cech move across London. “Chelsea’s loss could, and likely will, be Arsenal’s gain. In my opinion this signing could genuinely be the difference between who will come first and who will come second next season,” he said on BreatheSport. Press Associationcenter_img The 33-year-old on Monday completed his move from Chelsea, ending his 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge. ” Scored my first ever arsenal goal against him – delighted to welcome @PetrCech to @Arsenal !!! #WelcomeCech,” Walcott wrote on Twitter, also posting a picture of the goal in question. last_img read more

Bruce Lindberg returns to coach boys’ basketball at Bucksport High

first_img Bio Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Latest Posts Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 BUCKSPORT — After more than 20 years, former Bucksport High School principal Bruce Lindberg will return to the school, this time as coach of the varsity boys’ basketball team.“I’ve always been fond of Bucksport High School,” Lindberg said. “It’s where I received my first opportunity in school leadership.”The 63-year-old Rumford native coached high school varsity basketball for 13 years before heading into school administration for the next three decades. All throughout his career, he never strayed from basketball.“Although he has been out of coaching for a number of years, he has never really been out of coaching,” said Bucksport Athletic Director Ed Hatch. “He’s always had his hands in the game.”This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textMore recently, Lindberg worked for eight years as headmaster at Lee Academy, where he started a postgraduate basketball program.Lindberg also co-owned the nationally recognized Aspen Basketball Academy with longtime friends Coach Gregg Popovich and General Manager R.C. Buford of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs.“Basketball teaches you how to work in a group, make personal sacrifices and lifelong friendships,” Lindberg said. “It’s much bigger than throwing a ball into a hoop.”Lindberg will replace Bucksport’s coach of six years, Josh Tripp, who is leaving the program after being named principal of Bucksport Middle School earlier this year.Tripp led Bucksport to a 10-10 record last winter, with his Golden Bucks advancing past the Eastern Maine Class C preliminary round before losing to top-ranked Houlton in the regional quarterfinals. Houlton went on to win the state championship.Lindberg began seeking out coaching opportunities after retiring in January from Lee Academy, where he is credited with pioneering efforts to recruit international students to attend Maine schools.All the while, Lindberg remained connected to his basketball roots through directing youth basketball clinics and serving on the Maine Principal’s Association basketball committee.“He’s very passionate about basketball, and that came through in the interview,” Hatch said. “He also has a great connection to the community.”Lindberg began his varsity coaching career during the mid-1970s at Dirigo High School in Dixfield. He then spent one season at Skowhegan and the next eight at Ellsworth High School from 1979 to 1987.Lindberg doubled as Ellsworth’s assistant principal during his last two years as coach. In 1989, he became principal of Bucksport High School and held thate position for the next four years.“I’ve maintained those friendships with former students, teachers and townspeople,” Lindberg said. “I’m just very excited to rejoin the faculty and staff at Bucksport High School.”Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print.center_img EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all)last_img read more

Osheku Athletics Academy Celebrates Egbeniyi’s Historic Feat at NCAA

first_imgprestigious championships that has produced several world and Olympic champions.‘I threw a small party for the athletes in the academy on Monday after the morning training session to celebrate what Abike did at the weekend,’ said Osheku who trained Falilat Ogunkoya to two Olympic medals and the African 400m record of 49.10 seconds which is yet to be broken after over two decades.Osheku is happy athletes his academy helped to secure scholarships to American universities have never disappointed him and wants Nigerians to be on the look-out for Isaac Odugbesan in the shot put.“Odugbesan won a track scholarship to Middle Tennessee State University just late last year and the 18 year old has already improved his personal best from the 16.65m he threw last year June in Abuja to become a consistent 18m thrower now. He has thrown 18m and above about five times this year culminating in the new 18.72m personal best he achieved last April at Auburn University in Alabama,” stressed an obviously happy coach.Osheku also revealed that long jumper Omosola Omolayo also won a track scholarship through the academy to the same university which also harbours another Osheku Athletics Academy graduate Cecilia Francis.“Omolayo is also at Middle Tennessee State University. She left the same day Odugbesan left and has been unlucky with injury. She is now feeling a lot better and will soon leap into reckoning. Cecilia (Francis) left the academy for the university some two years ago and she was on fire during the indoor season, topping the Nigerian 2018 55m indoor list with 6.91 seconds.’Osheku also revealed plans are underway to re-launch the academy formerly known as Osheku Striders.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram One of Nigeria’s most successful athletics coaches, Tony Osheku yesterday celebrated the 800m silver medal won by one of the academy’s graduates, Abike Egbeniyi at the 2018 National Collegiate of Athletics Associations (NCAA) Championships which held in Eugene, Oregon, USA over the weekend.Egbeniyi of Middle Tennessee State University ran 2:04.33 to win the silver medal behind Watson Sammy of Texas A&M University who ran 2:04.21 in pouring rain.It was the first time a Nigerian athlete would make the podium in the event at thelast_img read more