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CVPS, DPS reach rate agreement

first_imgCVPS, DPS reach rate agreementRUTLAND –Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) and the Vermont Department of Public Servicehave reached a settlement in the company’s pending rate case, agreeing toa 3.73 percent increase effective Jan. 1, 2007. CVPS had filed for a 6.15percent increase last spring, to be effective Feb. 1, 2007.  A settlement agreement has been filed with the Vermont Public Service Board,which must review and approve the settlement before it can become effective.“Thissettlement provides the company with adequate cash flows and an opportunity toearn a fair return, while keeping rates very competitive,” President BobYoung said. “With utilities seeking double-digit rate hikes across theNortheast, we are proud of our ability to control costs and provide ourcustomers comparatively low rates, and a high level of service.”Under the settlement,a residential customer using 500 kilowatt-hours per month would see an increasefrom $68.01 to $70.56.  The same customer would pay up to $106.90elsewhere in New England.Due to cost controlsand stable long-term power contracts, CVPS has had just one rate increase inthe past seven years, a 3.95 percent increase in 2001. CVPS’s rates werereduced 2.75 percent in 2005. “Weappreciate the DPS’s efforts to reach a settlement,” Youngsaid.  “It will put the litigation of the rate case aside and allowus to continue our focus on driving out costs, other measures to restore thecompany’s financial strength, and new ways to improve reliability andcustomer service.”CVPS has movedfrom among the most expensive utilities in New England to amongthe lowest priced during the past decade. Driven in part by last year’shurricanes and problems in the Middle East, fuel prices have risen sharplyworldwide, driving up electricity prices for most utilities. In the past twoyears, rate requests of up to 60 percent have been sought in New England, andas much as 72 percent in Maryland.In Vermont,recent rate requests by other utilities have ranged from just under 10 percentto nearly 23 percent.  CVPS customers have been largely protected from theincrease in energy prices by fixed-price contracts with Hydro-Quebec andEntergy-Vermont Yankee.CVPS agreed toreduce its request primarily by shrinking its proposed allowed return on equityfrom 12 to 10.75 percent.  The Company’s request was further reducedwhen it agreed to separately pursue a request to recover $4.6 million in unplannedpower acquisition costs following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in late 2005.CVPS, founded in1929, is Vermont s largest electric utility, serving more than 152,000customers.Forward-LookingStatementsStatementscontained in this report that are not historical fact are forward-lookingstatements intended to qualify for the safe-harbors from the liabilityestablished by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements made that are not historical facts are forward-looking and,accordingly, involve estimates, assumptions, risks and uncertainties that couldcause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed inthe forward-looking statements.  Actual results will depend, among otherthings, upon the actions of regulators, performance of the Vermont Yankeenuclear power plant, effects of and changes in weather and economic conditions,volatility in wholesale electric markets and our ability to maintain our currentcredit ratings.  These and other risk factors are detailed in CV’sSecurities and Exchange Commission filings.  CV cannot predict the outcomeof any of these matters; accordingly, there can be no assurance that suchindicated results will be realized. Readers are cautioned not to place unduereliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date ofthis press release.  CV does not undertake any obligation to publiclyrelease any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events orcircumstances after the date of this press release.last_img read more


Gabreski Airport Airplane Crash Leaves 2 Dead, 1 Critical

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A small, single-engine airplane with three people aboard crashed into trees while practicing takeoffs and landings at Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach on Sunday morning, authorities said.The Ryan Navion F, a circa 1951 propeller plane, crashed at the Suffolk County-run airport at 11:40 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is responding to the incident. Two people were killed in the crash.Richard Rosenthal, 61, of HUntington Station, the owner of the plane lone survivor of the crash, was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of his injuries. Those killed in the crash were identified by police as Arieh Narkunski, the 64-year-old flight instructor, from Brooklyn, and a passenger, 65-year-old Robert A. Wilkie of Hempstead.Southampton Town Police said New York State police also responded to the scene. The National Transportation Safety Board will be in charge of the investigation and will determine probable cause, the FAA said.last_img read more


Risalah Jakarta urges Jokowi to expand heath facilities, impose territorial quarantine

first_imgCommunity forum Risalah Jakarta has urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to improve health facilities and impose a strict territorial quarantine as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.Risalah Jakarta includes religious leaders, activists, academics and cultural figures in Jakarta. The forum was initiated by former Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and has been facilitated by the ministry since 2018.Alissa Wahid, who is a moderator of the forum, said the government should focus on building more emergency hospitals at both the central and regional levels. “If necessary, prepare field hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients with mild infections. Allow hospitals that have stated their readiness to conduct rapid tests and accelerate the acquisition of test results,” Alissa said in a press release on Thursday.She added that the ongoing health crisis was an extraordinary circumstance and the result of a serious and infectious disease, as reflected by the declaration of a public health emergency, so it required a strict restriction policy.“Consider the proposed territorial quarantine policy to the extent that is required by the urgency of the situation, duration, geographical coverage and scope. Simplify government licensing for the need to act fast,” she said.Alissa thought the social distancing policy and the appeal to stay at home had not reached their goal and that the government needed to increase the community’s sensitivity to the crisis. Read also: Governor Anies calls for greater authority to handle COVID-19 epicenterThe 2018 Health Quarantine Law stipulated four quarantine measures: home quarantine, hospital quarantine, territorial quarantine and large-scale social distancing.President Jokowi declared a COVID-19 public health emergency on Tuesday. He also decided to impose large-scale social distancing measures using powers established by the health quarantine law.On the same day, Risalah Jakarta sent an open letter to the President, urging him to improve parts of the pandemic response, including medical facilities and equipment, social security and the legal compliance of all parties during the crisis.Member Usman Hamid, who is also the executive director of Amnesty International Indonesia, stressed the importance of social security in times of social restriction.“It will adversely affect the right of people to work, especially citizens who have unstable jobs, those with low incomes or informal workers, who are affected disproportionately,” said Usman.He said companies, except those in health care and other essential sectors, should allow employees to work from home, but the government needed to ensure all affected citizens had enough access to social security.Risalah Jakarta called on the government to cooperate with agencies dealing with COVID-19 in other countries and allow intervention in areas that were significantly affected and had the potential to spread the disease.The forum also asked Indonesia to learn from other countries’ experiences to carry out protocols and procurement precisely, quickly and on a large scale.As of Thursday, Indonesian health authorities had confirmed 1,790 cases of COVID-19 with 170 fatalities across 32 provinces. Topics :last_img read more


Grand foyer greets visitors as palatial waterfront residence goes on market

first_imgA sophisticated coastal style is on offer at 201-205 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters.THE Adelaide boss behind Fitch Retail Investments has put his palatial Broadbeach Waters property on the market for offers over $12.5 million.A grand foyer with sweeping staircases and chandeliers is a showpiece greeting visitors to the three-level waterfront residence at 201-205 Monaco St.Poised on a 4001sq m block with a sweeping driveway, the luxury six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion includes a tennis court, pool, sports bar, games room, home theatre and office. Sweeping staircases greet visitors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe couple, who moved to the Gold Coast to be closer to Mrs Fitch’s family, said they put their own style on the luxury property when they moved in. The open-plan residence channels a sophisticated coastal style with bright interiors and a contemporary colour palette. “We moved from Carrara before we found this home,” Mr Fitch said. “I love the Gold Coast lifestyle and the main river view of this place. The main river was something we had on our checklist.” The sports bar has been a favourite venue for entertaining.Family improvements included repainting much of the home and remodelling the kitchen.“The kitchen used to be a dark purple and the style was really aged,” Mr Fitch said. A tennis court and cubby house are surrounded by manicured gardens.“It’s a magnificent, stylish home but it is so kid-friendly too,” Mr Fitch said. “My favourite part is the sports bar. I’ve had a few social gathering around it and one of my friends from Adelaide gave me a sign that says ‘Davidoff’ to make it a real bar.” The waterfront property has been home to one of South Australia’s most successful families.Owner David Fitch, head of one of South Australia’s most successful family business groups, bought the home with his wife Rachel in 2015.“It has been a wonderful home for family and friends,” Mr Fitch said. “We have had groups of friends stay from Adelaide and it has been great for everyone to have their own space and retreat to a quiet area when they want. All the guest rooms are ensuited too.” The property includes a tennis court.The property, which includes a 10-car basement, is for sale through Savills Southport marketing agents Lisa Halpin and Chris Jones.last_img read more


10 priests indicted in sex abuse case in Spain

first_img Share FaithInternationalLifestylePrint 10 priests indicted in sex abuse case in Spain by: Associated Press – January 28, 2015 Share 203 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet MADRID, Spain (AP) — A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has indicted 10 priests and two Catholic lay workers in a sex abuse case that prompted Pope Francis to call one of the alleged victims.According to the indictment filed Tuesday, the 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys in a priest’s parochial home between 2004 and 2007. They are free on bail pending trial.Francis in November told reporters he received a letter documenting the abuse from one of the alleged victims and then called him, telling him to report it in person at the Granada diocese.Francis also said he wrote to the bishop and pressed him to launch an investigation.The suspects face possible jail time of more than 20 years each.last_img read more


Louquetta Rana Spinner

first_imgLouquetta Rana Spinner, age 48, of Osgood passed away early Tuesday May 23, 2017 at her home.  Louquetta was born on February 21, 1969 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana the daughter of the late Patrick and Jacqueline (Mathews) OConnor.The family moved to Haskell, Oklahoma where she grew up and spent most of her school days in the area.  After moving to Arizona, Louquetta graduated from Saint David High School in Arizona.  Following graduation she moved back to Carrollton, Kentucky where she met and married John Spinner.   They recently celebrated 26 years of marriage.  In the early years of their marriage she worked as a nurse assistant and then as a server at Hollywood Casino.Family was important to her, and you always knew where you stood with her.  She enjoyed a game of bingo, going to yard sales, and cooking.  The family will miss her homemade bread and peanut butter pies.Louquetta is survived by husband John, daughter Johnquline, and son Patrick all of Osgood, along with brother, Patrick OConnor of Carrollton, Kentucky and sister, Irma Hill of Osgood.  She was looking forward to the birth of her first grandchild later this year.A graveside service will be held on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11:00 am. at Perseverance Cemetery outside of Osgood.  In lieu of flowers memorials can be made out to the family in care of the funeral home.  Neal’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.last_img read more


Lamine Diack pleads ignorance as absent son looms over IAAF trial

first_img Loading… The remaining 10 million euros ended up in the account of a company called “PMD”, the son’s initials. One of the charges against the Diacks is that, in return for covering up doping cases, they received help from the Russian authorities in renewing sponsorship and broadcasting contracts with VTB and Russian television channel RTR, as well as funds to finance political campaigns in Senegal. Lamine Diack is also accused of allowing his son to appropriate millions from not only the VTB deal, but from Korean electronics company Samsung and Chinese broadcaster CCTV. Lamine Diack told the court he was unaware that the IAAF marketing rights were being sold to the Japanese advertising giant Dentsu, which in turn allowed the son’s companies to act as intermediaries. Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You33 Celebs Photos From Their Childhood: Will You Recognize Them?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Greatest Movies In History Since 1982What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top The son profited from those deals and also by taking “exorbitant” commissions of around 20 per cent on top of his daily salary as IAAF marketing consultant of $900 dollars rising to $1,200 when he was working. – ‘I don’t understand’ – Asked by the presiding judge in the trial, Rose-Marie Hunault, if he had a problem with his son wearing two hats, Lamine Diack answered: “I thought he could sell.” In an interview with L’Equipe in 2016, Papa Massata Diack boasted that he was responsible for $678 million out of a total of $925 million in IAAF marketing rights. Asked to explain the transfer of 600,000 euros to his bank account by his son between 2011 and 2015, Lamine Diack said on Monday that he had no precise recollection. The 87-year-old Diack often gave confused and fragmented answers, punctuated by “sorry?”, “I don’t understand”, “I don’t know”. Asked by his lawyer whether his fourth term as IAAF president had been one too many, Lamine Diack whispered “unquestionably”. The examining magistrates deplored Senegal’s “total lack of cooperation” in the case. Lamine Diack has said the Russian money helped finance Macky Sall’s successful campaign to unseat Abdoulaye Wade as national president in 2012. Read Also: US Open to go ahead as planned: reports Senegal gave Papa Massata Diack a diplomatic passport in 2014. The trial ends on Thursday. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former head of global track and field, Lamine Diack, again said he was surprised by the behaviour of his absent son as their corruption trial resumed in Paris on Monday. Lamine Diack again told his corruption trial that he had no idea what his son was up to Diack, who headed the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) from 1999 to 2015, and his son, Papa Massata Diack, are among those accused in relation to bribes paid to cover up positive dope tests by Russian athletes. Papa Massata Diack remains in Senegal which has not agreed to extradite him to France. On Thursday, Lamine Diack told the court he had been “flabbergasted” to learn from prosecutors that his son had got involved in the doping cases. On Monday, he said he was surprised to discover how much commission his son was taking on sponsorship deals he negotiated on behalf of the IAAF. Lamine Diack said he did not know that VTB, a state-owned Russian bank, paid 29 million euros ($32.75 million) to sponsor the IAAF from 2007 to 2011, while his federation only received 19 million euros.last_img read more


Greensburg man receives 40 year sentence for Child Molesting

first_imgGreensburg, IN—Mitchell Tickle Jr., of Greensburg,  was convicted after a trial by jury on June 27th, 2019, in the Decatur Circuit Court before Judge Timothy Day.The trial proceedings began on June 25th, ranging over three days. Tickle was charged and convicted on a single count of Child Molesting, as a Level 1 Felony. The State’s case was presented by Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter.Yesterday, Tickle was sentenced to forty years, thirty-five years executed to the Department of Corrections and five years suspended to supervised probation.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter wants to recognize DCSD Detective Schanel Manek for her hard work on this case, as well as the many deputies who assisted in the interviewing and collection of evidence process. Further, DCS case manager Katie Hoffman went above and beyond the call of duty to secure justice for the victim. Also contributing to the team effort were ISP Lab Analyst Meredith Livingston and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Forensic Nurse Examiner Laura Olexa, both of whom testified before the jury.Said Harter, “These cases are heartbreaking for all involved. I can’t imagine the trauma our victim has suffered at the hands of her father, and will continue to suffer for the rest of her life. I am grateful to the Sheriff and his department for their dedication to this tough case, especially to Detective Manek. Moreover, we worked well as a team with DCS and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana. Their assistance secured the powerful testimony of our victim, which stood alone in convincing the jury to convict. My heart goes out to that brave little girl, and I wish her the best in her healing, and for a long and prosperous life.”last_img read more


Windies captain Holder steers clear of contracts issue

first_imgWEST Indies captain Jason Holder has refused to be drawn into the recent player retainer contract debate claiming he will instead focus on positivity and leading the team on the pitch.Last week it was revealed that three of the regional team’s key players, Marlon Samuels, Carlos Brathwaite and Darren Bravo had refused retainers from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).The decision cast doubt on the future of the players in the regional set-up, with Samuels, one of the team’s most senior players, Brathwaite the newly appointed T20 captain and Bravo one of its most promising batsmen all thought of as key components.Holder has insisted there is very little to be done from his perspective.As I’ve said about all the negative things around West Indies cricket, those things are basically beyond my control,” said Holder.“I can’t control who signs contracts, I can’t control who’s here with me. All I can control is my destiny on the cricket field when I step over that line, and that goes for everybody in the dressing room,” he added.“Us players have to be responsible for our own individual actions (and) take our own personal pride onto the cricket field and control cricket,” he pointed out.“At the end of the day, that’s the only thing we can control, and at the end of the day, cricket will be here to stay, and it’s been here before us. So for me we just go out there and control (what we can) by playing good cricket.”( read more


Bracey half-century signals hope for English side

first_img(ESPNCricinfo) – It wasn’t a first-class innings, and it barely even counts as an England representative game. Yet it was played in England colours, against a Test-class bowling attack, and in spite of the unavoidable lack of a crowd, it was televised to a global audience, albeit via the ECB’s own fixed-camera web-stream.Three and a half months after England’s cricketers left the field in Colombo as their tour of Sri Lanka was abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic, James Bracey became the first Englishman to score a half-century in the 2020 home season. And in so doing, he laid down the sort of marker that he hopes could yet earn him higher honours before the summer is out.Invited to open the Buttler XI innings alongside Rory Burns, Bracey not only outlasted his senior partner but turned his opportunity into an impressively fluent 85 – an innings that might have promised even more had he not been strangled down the leg side with a century beginning to beckon.Nevertheless, for the 23-year-old Bracey – nominally the fourth-choice wicketkeeper in England’s 30-man squad – this was an innings full of calm shot selection and measured decision-making that can only have turned heads in his favour, especially given that he is a relative newcomer to the opener’s role, having done the job on an irregular basis for Gloucestershire in last season’s County Championship.“I’m delighted with today, it was a great opportunity to get out there against the new ball, and show them what I’ve got,” said Bracey. “I haven’t opened up a huge amount in the last couple of years and a lot of people wouldn’t have seen me play in that role, so it was really nice to repay some faith and show them that I’ve got the capability to do that job.”By his own admission, the step-up from Division Two Championship cricket to the England set-up has not been a small one, but Bracey’s head for heights has already been clocked by the national selectors – not least thanks to his key role on the Lions tour of Australia in February, a trip in which he made a key half-century at Melbourne in the visitors’ first victory in an unofficial Test in seven tours.“Big moments like that are obviously going to go a long way for me personally,” said Bracey. “Being able to score runs and keep wicket was really nice and may have gone a long way for me to be part of this squad.“Obviously I haven’t played Division One like a lot of the other lads, so it was nice today to get a taste of what those Division One pitches are like, and to play on a Division One ground which I haven’t done a huge amount of.“But I think there are skills I’ve developed playing in (Division Two) on maybe some more challenging pitches against different styles of bowling that I think can put me in good stead going up those levels. I think it’s helped me build a pretty sound technique and hopefully I can take that into Test cricket at some point if I’m lucky enough.”Bracey certainly held his own against the best of British today, withstanding James Anderson’s new-ball bursts as well as some brisk fare from Saqib Mahmood in particular in the morning session.“But on an attritional wicket, and against an attack that has been barred from using saliva to shine the ball due to the COVID-19 outbreak, he was able to thrive as the day wore on, not least in a 98-run stand with Joe Denly for the second wicket.“The ball went quite soft a way out but I think that was the state of the ball itself,” said Bracey. “It did swing for Stokes in particular and Anderson did get it to talk, but it lacked a little bit of that zip.“The lads worked hard on the ball in terms of dry-shining, possibly using any sweat they could get on the ball, but it’s very different. They’ll have to be creative with ways that they can get the ball to move around.“But as much as it was tough and attritional for the bowlers, it was tough for us guys to score in periods as well, especially when they built pressure. It’s possibly not what we expected a Test-match pitch to be like but it’s good practice nonetheless to get to test our skills, and try and build that temperament ready for next week.”As much as Bracey made his personal case, arguably the key innings of the day came from his Lions team-mate, Dan Lawrence, whose hard-hitting half-century further cemented the sense that he is the coming man in England’s ranks, particularly given that Joe Root’s paternity leave creates a vacancy in the middle order for the first Windies Test.“He looks really good,” said Bracey. “I played with Dan all winter. I went to India with him before Christmas and he was obviously with us on the Lions in Australia, and he was outrageous when we went over there.“He’s really good at going through the gears, but it’s important to know he’s got a really good defensive game too. He’s definitely got the technique to play Test cricket, no doubt about it. Today, we saw more of that and he was able to get into his stride.”last_img read more