1 Jan
2021

FairPoint appoints Hauser as new CEO

first_imgConsolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) announced today its Board of Directors has appointed David L. Hauser to the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Hauser most recently served as group executive and chief financial officer at Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK). Hauser has been a member of FairPoint s Board of Directors since February 2005, serving as a director, chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Hauser, 57, will assume his new responsibilities upon the retirement of FairPoint Chairman and CEO Eugene B. Johnson, effective July 1, 2009. Johnson had earlier indicated his intentions to retire. David s past experience, financial acumen and extensive public company experience will be instrumental in successfully realizing the growth and opportunities that we envision for FairPoint, said Jane E. Bonnie Newman, lead director of FairPoint. He will be passionately focused on customers and shareholders alike.Hauser joined Duke Energy (then Duke Power) in 1973. He held numerous positions throughout the company including senior vice president of global asset development. He also managed the fleet, warehousing and procurement divisions. In June 1998, he was named senior vice president and treasurer. He became acting chief financial officer in November 2003. Hauser was named group vice president and chief financial officer in February 2004 and was named to his most recent position in April 2006. FairPoint is a dynamic, customer-focused organization that can and will respond to the challenges that it faces today, said Hauser. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be successful in the markets we serve, and that our employees will continue to be the driver and backbone of that success.Hauser continued, While it is gratifying to be named chairman and CEO of this longstanding organization, I am very aware of the operational and financial concerns surrounding the company. My primary focus will be to address these concerns in quick succession and empower our team to seek and implement solutions. There is a lot of work to be done, and I am looking forward to getting started. David has done it all, commented Johnson. From operations to finance, there are numerous aspects of the enterprise that he has touched. This, coupled with his experience on FairPoint s Board of Directors, makes him the ideal choice for our new Chairman and CEO. I am thrilled to hand the reigns over to him. As I assume this new role, I offer my thanks to Gene as he was the driving force behind the company s growth for close to 20 years, punctuated by FairPoint s acquisition of the northern New England properties. On behalf of the Board and the employees, I wish to thank Gene for his tireless efforts.A native of High Point, N.C., Hauser graduated from Furman University in South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He completed the Executive Program of Professional Management Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Hauser serves on the board of EnPro Industries, Inc. He is a member of the boards of trustees of Furman University and the North Carolina Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. He is also a member of the Business Advisory Council for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.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).This press release may contain forward-looking statements by FairPoint that are not based on historical fact, including, without limitation, statements containing the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions and statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Such factors include those risks described from time to time in FairPoint’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including, without limitation, the risks described in FairPoint’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of the date this press release is issued, and FairPoint undertakes no duty to update this information.Source: FairPoint Communications, Inc., www.fairpoint.com(link is external). CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 16, 2009)last_img read more

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20 Dec
2020

More Than 12 Tons of Cocaine Headed for Mexico Are Seized in Colombia

first_imgBy Dialogo May 25, 2011 More than twelve tons of cocaine that were going to be sent to Mexico were seized in the port of Cartagena (in northern Colombia, on the Caribbean), the Colombian Navy announced in a statement. Adm. Roberto García, head of naval operations in Cartagena, indicated that according to preliminary investigations, the drugs belonged to the Los Rastrojos [The Stubble] gang, made up of drug traffickers and former paramilitaries. No one was detained in the operation. This seizure is the largest reported so far in 2011, according to the authorities. The drugs were found in a container loaded with unrefined sugar that was headed for the Mexican city of Veracruz and were detected by drug-sniffing dogs in the port of Cartagena. Colombia is the world’s largest producer of cocaine, with 410 tons in 2009, according to UN figures.last_img read more

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16 Dec
2020

Hempstead Village Cop Accused of Groping Woman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead village police officer was arrested for allegedly groping a woman’s chest in front of her young children four months ago, Nassau County prosecutors said.Louis AcilaLouis Arcila pleaded not guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to charges of official misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.“The defendant allegedly followed a woman into a car and sexually assaulted her in front of her two children, while wearing his police shield in plain view,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 49-year-old Roslyn Heights man was off-duty but had his police shield clipped to his waist when he followed the victim to her parked car leaned over, and grabbed at the victim’s right breast at 10:30 p.m. June 28.When the victim pushed his hand away, he moved his hand to the victim’s inner thigh and then moved his hand back up to the victim’s breast a second time, authorities said. Her three-year old daughter and 10-year old son were in the car at the time. The woman’s adult nephew also witnessed the attack, which occurred outside El Rancho Catracho restaurant, according to investigators.The Hempstead Village Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents the department’s officers, released a statement denying the allegations and questioning the timing of the grand jury’s indictment.“We are confident that the officer will be vindicated once all of the facts are presented in court,” the union said in its statement. “We also would like to note that the timing of this indictment is troubling, since it comes just a few days before” Election Day.Judge Terrence Murphy released the officer without bail. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. He is due back in court Nov. 13.last_img read more

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21 Sep
2020

Van Ginkel set to miss season

first_img Van Ginkel – making only his second start following a summer switch from Vitesse Arnhem – went down after an early challenge from Alex Pritchard and, despite briefly trying to carry on, he soon hobbled off in the 10th minute. It is understood that reports in the Dutch media that the 20-year-old will have surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for six to nine months are accurate. Chelsea paid around £8million of Van Ginkel in July, but it looks as though his season has now ended after seeing just 97 minutes of action. The Dutchman showed glimpses of his potential during his only other start against Basle in the Champions League, and he also looked impressive when coming off the bench against Hull and Aston Villa in the Barclays Premier League. Chelsea assistant first-team coach Steve Holland said he feared the worst for Van Ginkel after the Capital One Cup clash at the County Ground, which Chelsea won 2-0. “It doesn’t look good,” he said. “He’ll have a scan on Wednesday on an injury to his knee. It’s too early to say (if it’s a bad one) but let’s hope that’s not the case. “It didn’t look good as he came off so early in the game.” The injury also severely hampers Van Ginkel’s chances of making Holland’s World Cup squad. The 20-year-old made his international debut last November and was expected to challenge for a place in Louis van Gaal’s squad for Brazil. Chelsea midfielder Marco van Ginkel tore his anterior cruciate ligament against Swindon on Tuesday and is expected to be out for around six months. Press Association Chelsea later confirmed the Holland midfielder had undergone an operation. A statement on chelseafc.com read: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Marco van Ginkel successfully underwent anterior cruciate ligament surgery today (Thursday). “The 20-year-old midfielder is expected to be out for approximately six months. “Van Ginkel suffered the knee injury during the first half of our Capital One Cup match at Swindon on Tuesday evening.” last_img read more

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