Vermonter to head FairPoint’s northern operation after organizational shakeup

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) announced today a number of organizational changes. David Hauser, chairman and chief executive officer of FairPoint Communications, announced that effective immediately he is making several organizational changes in order to position the company to better tackle the integration issues of its systems in northern New England. Executive Vice President Jeff Allen of Essex Junction, Vermont, will now oversee all of FairPoint s Northern New England Operations. Over the past two weeks I have met with FairPoint s leadership team to assess our situation, said Hauser. From these meetings one thing is very clear to me. We must direct our full attention to tackle the integration of our systems serving northern New England. These changes will help FairPoint more effectively address the systems issues and address them quickly.On Tuesday (July 14, 2009) the Vermont Department of Public Service filed a Show Cause Petition with the Public Service Board, requesting an investigation to determine if FairPoint Communications is capable of continuing its telecommunications in the state.  At stake is the company s Certificate of Public Good, or CPG which is their license to conduct business as a regulated utility in the state. Vicky Weatherwax has been appointed vice president of business solutions, and will report directly to Hauser. She will be responsible for developing a comprehensive plan of action with appropriate milestones to address the systems integration problems. The company s Project Management Office team will report to Weatherwax. She has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications, including network design, construction, project management and network cost optimization. She has an MBA from Wake Forest University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology.Additionally, Executive Vice President Jeff Allen will oversee all northern New England operations. He will lead the operations, engineering, customer sales & service, sales, billing and support teams. Allen will report directly to Hauser. Allen joined FairPoint in 2007 and has more than 20 years of telecommunications experience. He has served in a number of leadership positions with FairPoint and recently led the company s systems stabilization plan in northern New England. Allen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and prior to joining FairPoint served as chief executive officer of the data communications provider Intellispace, Inc. The company also annnounced that President Peter Nixon will oversee the supply chain function, regulatory compliance, external/government affairs, broadband stimulus package /economic development and Telecom Group operations. Nixon has worked at FairPoint since 1997 and began his career in telecommunications with Chautauqua and Erie Telephone Corporation. He served in a number of senior leadership positions with FairPoint, including chief operating officer and senior vice president of corporate development.Hauser also announced the company will hire a chief information officer and will immediately begin a search to fill this position.About FairPointFairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider of communications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPoint owns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advanced communications with a personal touch, including local and long distance voice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more at www.FairPoint.com(link is external).Source: FairPoint. PORTLAND, ME (July 15, 2009). Vermont Public Service Department, July 14, 2009.last_img read more

Appellate rules amendments

first_imgAppellate rules amendments 9.180(f)(5)(D) and (E)44-0Housekeeping changes. November 1, 2005 Regular News 9.200(a)(2)41-0Provides that orders and judgments remain with the trial court, with copies to the appellate court as part of the record, in dependency and termination of parental rights cases, as well as cases involving families and children in need of services. This is consistent with the treatment of these orders in family law cases. 9.120(d)45-2Deletes language so to permit jurisdictional briefs in certified question and conflict cases. 9.130(a)(3)(C) (ii)39-0Allows appeals from nonfinal orders granting, modifying, dissolving, or refusing to grant, modify, or dissolve writs of replevin, garnishment or attachment. 9.300(d)(10)49-0Eliminates the requirement that a litigant seeking an extension of time in the Supreme Court also file a separate request to toll time. Appellate rules amendments The Appellate Court Rules Committee invites comment on proposed amendments to the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure shown below. The full text of the proposals can be found on The Florida Bars website at www.FloridaBar.org. Interested persons have until December 1, 2005, to submit comments to Jack Roy Reiter, Chair, 2525 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste. 400, Miami, Florida. 33134-601 2. 9.130(a)(5)48-0Clarifies 9.130(a)(5) by referencing the right to immediate review of any authorized motion for relief from judgment rather than specifically identifying a particular rule. 9.370(c)47-1Clarifies that amicus briefs are permitted in extraordinary writ proceedings. Provides internal consistency and explains that service of amicus briefs does not alter or extend the briefing deadlines of the parties. 9.180(e)44-0Allows the OJCC to intervene in a limited number of cases when the usual adversary process does not fully protect the rights and duties covered by statute. 9.200(b)(2)44-0Requires court reporters to include an electronic version of each transcript with each transcript designated for inclusion in the record on appeal. 9.210(a)(5)36-8Limits the page number of briefs when cross-appeals are filed to maintain equilibrium between the page limitations applicable to both appellants/cross-appellees and appellees/cross-appellants.. 9.180(f)(5)(A);(g)(3)(A) and (D)42-0Redaction from the rule’s subdivisions references to a Workers’ Compensation Procedure rule that has been repealed. 9.146(b)46-0Clarifies who may take an appeal in matters covered by rule 9.146, and confirms that the rule does not provide a basis for independent jurisdiction beyond those orders specified in rule 9.130. RULE/FORMVOTEEXPLANATION 9.130(a)(3)(C) (iii)32-14Authorizes appeals in dependency and termination of parental rights cases of a nonfinal order determining the right to child custody.last_img read more

Students skate, bike, walk to school

first_imgPhoto Gallery: Walk to school day LA MIRADA – Brett Pierce and Fernando Velasco were a little sore and tired before they even started their day at La Mirada High School on Friday. Pierce, 15, and Velasco, 14, rode their foot-powered scooters from their Norwalk homes 3 miles to school as part of “Skate, Bike, Walk to School Day,” a local effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. “It was pretty tiring,” said Pierce. “My legs hurt and my calves are tired. It’s pretty far.” “We’re on our way,” Williamson said. “It’s still a new program in its infancy. We’ll work harder next year.”165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But it was worth it, he said. “I wanted not to make smog and help out our environment,” he added. The two youngsters were among 65 students who took part in the event, organized by foreign language teacher Norma Williamson and other teachers. “We’re trying to educate them about alternatives to fossil fuels and about climate change,” Willliamson said. This was the second year of the event. While organizers had expected 200 students to take part, resulting in a redcution of 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions, participation was up from last year.last_img read more

Jerome Greer Chandler

first_imgJerome was a two-time winner of the Best Maintenance Feature competition at the Aerospace Journalist of the Year Awards and was also a former contributor to Air Transport World and Aviation Week & Space Technology.His book on the windshear-related crash of Delta Air Lines Flight 191 was a best-seller, and the subsequent television film – Fire & Rain – premiered on the USA Network.Chandler who is an air safety expert has appeared on NPR, PBS’s Nova series, CNN, ABC, MSNBC and the National Geographic Channel.Aviation safety is more than academic for Jerry. Two relatives have perished in separate commercial airline crashes over the years, one in the infamous Braniff Electra tragedy of September 1959.Jerry passed away on August 15, 2019.Read his tribute here.last_img read more

Jevon Rockwell, Sept. 26

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We had almost a half-inch of rain this morning and it is raining right now. When you get a dry summer it always seems like fall evens it out.Quite a few of our neighbors have been cutting beans and we cut beans last Thursday. We cut about 80 acres and they were in the mid-40s. They were nothing spectacular. They were a 2.9-maturity but they were on pretty droughty ground and the late rains didn’t help them much at all. I think that is on the lower end of what we were expecting and I think that will be among our lower yields.I hand sampled some corn yesterday and I had one sample at 30% and another at 22% in the same field but a different variety. That field was planted the end of April and it was 108-day corn. The stalk quality is really poor and if it gets much drier we will switch to corn. A lot of the stalks are starting to break over and we are seeing some ears dropping from the drought stress.Out of a dozen ears I pulled yesterday there were two that were moldy. The top parts of the stalks were still green and an all day rain like we may get today and these warm temperatures do not help.The temperatures have pushed things along, especially on the soybeans. Once it dries up again we will have 300 to 400 acres of beans we’ll be ready to cut. We have had some big winds come through that have flattened little spots in our fields here and there.  Our biggest concern is the stalk quality but we don’t want to spend a fortune drying corn either.last_img read more

Team India manager questions Anushka Sharma’s stay with Virat Kohli

first_imgSunil Dev said that wife’s are ok but girlfriends accompanying cricketers on tours is against Indian cultureThe debate of wives and girlfriends (WAGs) accompanying cricketers on foreign tours has taken a different twist after Team India’s manager Sunil Dev questioned actress Anushka Sharma’s stay with boyfriend Virat Kohli during the India vs England Test series.Once termed as the most eligible bachelor of Team India, under-performing Virat Kohli has now come under severe criticism for his Test failure — 134 runs in 5 matches. Many fans and some quarters of BCCI have blamed Anushka Sharma’s presence behind the vice-captain’s poor form with the bat in a series, which India lost 1-3.BCCI’s decision to allow the Bollywood actress to stay with the cricketer has snowballed into a controversy after Dev just stopped short of saying that wife’s are ok but girlfriends on tours was against the culture of the country.”I didn’t know who gave this permission and from where it was supposed to be taken. Whether this was been done before or not I am not aware of it. But I will definitely speak to the BCCI about what I feel and submit my report,” Dev told ‘Times Now’.Asked whether girlfriends travelling with the players on tour was against Indian culture, Dev said: As you said yes I agree with you. But I won’t make any comment until I meet Board members.”I am bound with a contract with the Board.”Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma have been grabbing headlines ever since they were first spotted together during the tour of New Zealand. During the England series, the couple were back in the news when it was reported that the actress was staying in the same hotel as Virat Kohli with permission from the BCCI.advertisementlast_img read more

Producer Star Trek Discovery delayed to maintain quality

first_imgAdvertisement Executive producers Akiva Goldsman, from left, Heather Kadin, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts and Alex Kurtzman and actors James Frain, Sonequa Martin-Green, Mary Chieffo and Jason Isaacs participate in the “Star: Trek Discovery” panel during the CBS Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at CBS Studio Center on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) “Star Trek: Discovery” also stars Jason Isaacs, Michelle Yeoh and Shazad Latif. Executive producer Alex Kurtzman told the Television Critics Association Tuesday that they “spent a lot of time” discussing how to create this new world for TV that felt authentic to the “Star Trek” universe. Advertisement Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment LOS ANGELES — The premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery” on CBS’ subscription streaming service, CBS All Access, was postponed nine months to maintain the quality of the brand. “We are telling a story that we believe in. Everyone is so passionate. The craftsmanship here in our entire company, behind the camera and in front of the camera, is nothing short of stellar,” said Green. Kurtzman also debuted the theme song for “Star Trek: Discovery” performed by a 60-piece orchestra. It plays homage to the original theme and the entire song will play under a credit sequence in each episode. “Star Trek: Discovery” stars Sonequa Martin-Green of “The Walking Dead,” as central character, First Officer Michael Burnham. She’s the foster daughter of the Vulcan Sarek, who is Spock’s father. Also during that time, executive producer Bryan Fuller decided to exit the series as showrunner to focus on other projects. The timeline for the series is 10 years prior to the original series, or TOS, as Trekkies say. Kurtzman said “it became clearer and clearer” that the targeted January debut would “compromise the quality of the show,” so it was pushed with the blessing of CBS Chairman and CEO Leslie Moonves. The series premiere will broadcast on CBS Sept. 24. Immediately following, the first and second episodes will stream on CBS All Access. New episodes going forward will be available on Sundays. Executive producer Akiva Goldsman said, “We are going to cross paths with components that ‘Trek’ fans are familiar with, but it is its own standalone story with its own characters and its own unique vision of ‘Trek.’” Login/Register With: Facebook Twitterlast_img read more