first_img IS IT TRUE we hope that City Council attorney Josh Clayborne will acknowledged that the CCO was correct in stating that one of the qualifications for being a member of the Evansville Police Merit Commission is that the appointee must be a resident voters of the County?IS IT TRUE we were also correct when we pointed out that City Council appointee Brandon Scott to the Evansville Police Merit Commission wasn’t a resident voters of the County at the time he was elected to that position?IS IT TRUE because Brandon Scott wasn’t a resident voters of Vanderburgh County when he was elected to this position we wonder if this disqualifies him from serving on the Evansville Police Merit Commission?IS IT TRUE we expect that City Council attorney Josh Clayborne will contend that Brandon Scott can register to vote just before he gets sworn in as Police Merit Commissioner and by doing so this will make him a legal member of this board?IS IT TRUE  if you look at the Police Merit Commission code on the city site, it does not mention “registered voter”?  …It says “resident voter” of the county”? …we guess it hinges on the legal definition of “resident voter” verses “registered voter”?IS IT TRUE Democratic party Chairman Rob Faulkner recently held a meeting of office holders to discuss future political strategy?  …he’s about a year late holding a political strategy meeting?IS IT TRUE that long term Pigeon Township Trustee Mary Hart has abruptly resigned her Vice Chairmanship position with the Vanderburgh Democratic party?IS IT TRUE we are hearing that many citizens of the 4th Ward are extremely upset about the way Missy Mosby,  Jonathan Weavers and Anne Hargis  offended Rev Brooks and his supporters at Mondays City Council meeting?  …we were told that Missy Mosby and Jonathan Weaver better forget selling or listing any houses in the 4th ward?  …we were  told that Anne Hargis should expect very little support with her not-for -profit organization from some of the citizens of the 4th Ward?IS IT TRUE  that ERC President is tamping down expectations about Evansville’s ability to retain the Evansville Icemen? …that neither the Icemen owner Ron Geary nor the Mayor’s office are expressing optimism on reaching an agreement?  …we predict both sides will give in a little and the Icemen will stay in Evansville?  …we also predict that Ron Geary will teach Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s  and his Chief of Staff Steve Schaefer a thing or two about the art of negotations?FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

New Vermont Hydro-Québec contract to start below current contract price

first_imgVermont utilities’ new contract with Hydro-Québec will begin in 2012 at rates below the existing contract, which phases out over the next five years. Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE-CV) and Green Mountain Power today filed information with the Vermont Public Service Board that shows a starting price of $58.07 per megawatt-hour. The PSB will hold technical hearings on the proposed contract beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011.‘We are extremely pleased with the deal we negotiated and with the starting price we will pay,’ CVPS President Bob Young and GMP President Mary Powell said in a joint statement.  ‘We pride ourselves on providing a low-carbon, high-renewable power supply at affordable rates, and this contract will help us retain a competitive position in the region while helping control the air impacts of our supply.’Under the agreement, which the PSB is reviewing, Vermont utilities will purchase up to 225 megawatts of energy, predominantly hydroelectricity, from H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. (HQUS) starting in November 2012 and ending in 2038. HQUS markets electricity from Hydro-Québec’s generating fleet, whose output is 98 percent hydroelectric.While the contract was negotiated by CVPS and GMP, HQUS is also selling energy in selected amounts to every other Vermont utility. Those utilities are Vermont Electric Cooperative Inc., Vermont Marble Power Division of Omya Inc., Washington Electric Cooperative, the Town of Stowe Electric Department, the City of Burlington, Vt., Electric Department, and Vermont Public Power Supply Authority on behalf of its 13 municipal electric utility members.The agreement includes a price-smoothing mechanism that will help shield Vermont customers from volatile market prices. This starting price, while for a somewhat different category of power service, is about 12 percent lower than the existing contract’s expected 2012 price. ‘Any time we can replace something that has served us exceedingly well for decades under pricing terms that are lower while being shielded from the market’s high volatility, that is an improvement and a significant accomplishment,’ Young and Powell said.‘The agreement will provide reasonable price stability and an initial small reduction in the cost of one slice of our power portfolio,’ Young and Powell said. ‘This is a very attractive deal for Vermont and a significant accomplishment on behalf of our customers and the customers of the other participating utilities.’Young and Powell thanked the Douglas Administration for its help in working with Québec in the months leading up to the contract signing this past summer, and the Shumlin Administration for its continued support to gain approval from the PSB. ‘Governor Douglas, Lt. Governor Dubie and Governor Shumlin have been uniformly supportive of our efforts to produce a valuable contract for Vermonters,’ Young and Powell said. ‘There has been a tremendous collaborative effort between utilities, the two administrations and officials in Québec.’Source: CVPS. GMP. 1.13.2011last_img read more

The new rules of millennial marketing

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Up to this point, there has not existed a more complex generation than Millennials. Not only are they the largest generation by population size, which has tremendous influence on their role as the leading consumers today, but the environment in which they were raised has cultivated an entirely new approach to their values and way of life. These 75 million individuals grew up in an age of technology and global connections — where handwritten letters only exist in romantic movies and kids learned how to navigate an iPod before learning how to tie their shoes.With this, unlimited access to diverse knowledge, ideas and experiences is made available to them. This is a generation of ideas and personal choice. This independent generation is all about making their own decisions and customizing things to suit their values, needs and desires. When it comes to marketing, Millennials know what they want, and won’t settle for anything falling short of their expectations. Financial institutions are forced to reevaluate their marketing strategies in order to win the attention and loyalty of this generation.To help organizations recalibrate their strategy when targeting Millennials, a white paper from Michigan-based ad agency Brogan & Partners provides eight guidelines marketers need to keep in mind. Below you’ll find a summary for five of these new Millennial marketing rules. continue reading »last_img read more

Twitter reacts in encouragement despite Indian women falling short against Aussies in T20 World…

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANSAdvertisement r5tgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs3zmWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ew1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 900dtWould you ever consider trying this?😱1nxCan your students do this? 🌚8si2Roller skating! Powered by Firework The stunning back to back wins in the Group stage, followed by an automatic qualification to the final of the T20 world cup for the first time. The Indian women’s cricket team had all the hopes and the backing of a billion supporters to bring home the trophy for the first time, but everything fell apart in Melbourne as the defending champions Australia overpowered Harmanpreet Kaur and the squad in both batting and bowling. After the dream run that ended in tears, the Indian women receive consolation and encouragement for their amazing overall performance and gifting the nation some of the best performance in Australia in the past few weeks.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANSWhile India defeated the same team in the inaugural match of the tournament, the Aussies were flawless in both innings, racking up an astounding total of 184 and them wiping out the Indian batting order before they could make it 100 runs. Following the defeat, Twitter flooded in to uplift the morale of the Women in Blue cricketers, who nonetheless performed amazing throughout the world cup.Iconic Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar felicitated the world cup winners, but also praised the Indian women, stating that the growing young team has a solid future.Advertisement West Indies hall of fame Sir Vivian Richards motivated the Indian team that in future they will clinch the title that they came so close in this world cup.Men’s team captain Virat Kohli tweeted for an optimistic future for the ladies.Former women’s team skipper Mithali Raj forwarded her felitications to the squad for their tremendous spell across the tournament, and vouched for the betterment of women’s cricket in future.Former women’s team stalwart Jhulan Goswami cheered the ladies for their amazing performance and a promising future.Former Team India icon Gautam Gambhir had the perfect morale boost for the tournament runners up.Cricket commentator and former international player Aakash Chopra pointed out that although both finalists each lost only one game in the world cup, it wast the Aussie’s day in the end.Former Men in Blue opener Virender Sehwag revered the ladies for having a stunning world cup, and wished for a better future, congratulating the winners at the end.Mohammad Kaif, who was a part of the legendary Indian squad that suffered a loss against an invincible Australian team in the 2003 World Cup final, sympathised with the squad for having experienced the same feeling. However, the former batsman eulogised India for their amazing campaign in the tournament.Snehal Pradhan, sports journalist and former Women in Blue international, lamented that the Aussies can easily overpower their opposition even when not in peak performance.Next was VVS Laxman, the retired Indian run machine who expressed his joy on watching the women perform throughout the tournament.Superstar Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had similar reactions, and commended the ladies for providing some of the most memorable moments the supporters enjoyed watching them perform.Women’s CricZone analyst and cricketer Ananya Upendran stated that the Aussies were saving their peak performance for the final stage, overpowering their opposition. She also pointed out the swashbuckling knock from Alyssa Healy, the player of the match who scored 75-off-39.Team India opener Mayank Agarwal morned the loss, but he also sprinkled some joy as he expects the Women’s world cup to inspire more young girls to start playing cricket.Senior cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle pointed out that despite Smriti Mandhana or the captain Kaur’s lacklustre form in the tournament, India’s road to the final was mesmerising. He also added that Australia’s game was top notch today compared to the rest of the tournament.Congratulating the hosts for securing their fifth T20 World Cup title, Bhogle congratulated India for having top of the line performance until the final match.Badminton Association of India president Himanta Biswa Sarma felicitated the team.Also read-ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final Results: Indian tigresses falter at final hurdle against rampant Aussies Advertisementlast_img read more