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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18 Dec
2020

CUNA Board approves membership choice

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The CUNA board of directors Thursday approved revising the trade’s bylaws to eliminate the dual membership requirement, expand CUNA membership to include individuals and organizations in the industry and potentially reduce the size of the board.“While the board strongly believes in an interdependence model – one in which CUNA is working in concert with our league partners on behalf of credit unions – we also believe that the time is now for CUNA to change and modernize its bylaws in response to the evolving needs and demands of our credit union members,” CUNA Board Chairwoman Susan Streifel said. “A key component of that change will be to institute bylaws that accommodate membership optionality, or choice, while also strengthening the ability of CUNA and the leagues to work together as credit unions’ strongest advocates.” continue reading »last_img read more

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18 Oct
2020

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provides coronavirus update: ‘I have recovered’

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta has recovered after suffering with coronavirus (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta believes he has recovered from coronavirus after being diagnosed with the virus under two weeks ago.The Spaniard tested positive for coronavirus, releasing a statement on 12 March saying he took the test after feeling poorly and received the ‘really disappointing’ news.Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira revealed last Monday that his manager was ‘doing better’ and now Arteta has provided even more positive news, saying he now feels that he has recovered entirely.‘It took me three or four days to start feeling better, with more energy, to leave the symptoms behind,’ he told Spanish television station La Sexta.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I am very well now. I feel that I have recovered.’ Visit our live blog for the latest updates Coronavirus news liveThe 37-year-old is hoping to return to work as soon as possible, but that is not going to happen in the near future, with Arsenal’s return to training delayed.The Gunners were going to be back in training on Tuesday this week, but the club have postponed that plan.A club statement read: ‘As a result of the current situation, we are clear it would be inappropriate and irresponsible to ask players to come back at this time.“Therefore our men’s first team, women and academy players are all remaining at home. Stay at home and save lives.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityArteta went into more detail about how he came to find out he had contracted coronavirus in the days after his side had played Olympiacos in the Europa League on 27 February.‘Everything happened very fast,’ he explained. ‘On Tuesday afternoon I was feeling so-so and I went to see the doctor but he wasn’t there.‘I got a call from the board of directors after training while I was in my car and they told me that the president of Olympiacos had tested positive and everyone that had been in contact was at risk.‘I went on to tell them that I wasn’t feeling well and that we had a situation because we had lots of players that had been in contact with them [Olympiakos].‘We had a game against Manchester City the next day and obviously we couldn’t put lots of people at risk without saying anything.‘I had the test done last Wednesday and I was diagnosed on Friday, when we had to communicate it to the Premier League that I had tested positive.‘Obviously all those that had been in contact with me had to go into quarantine, and consequently, games had to be suspended.’MORE: Arsenal face stiff competition in race for Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff on free transferMORE: Arsenal vow to pay all staff until end of April despite no Premier League footballAdvertisementAdvertisementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Mar 2020 3:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kSharescenter_img Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta provides coronavirus update: ‘I have recovered’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Registration open for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’events

first_imgCincinnati, Oh. — Registration is now open for the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide including 12 locations in Indiana, calling on more than 500,000 annual participants of all ages and abilities to help reclaim the future for millions.More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million friends and family members provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Indiana alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 338,000 caregivers.“Because of support from individuals and communities for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Greater Indiana Chapter was able to provide more than 13,000 care and support services last year for Hoosiers living with the disease and their caregivers,” said Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Executive Natalie Sutton. “In addition, we are working toward advancing public policy and Alzheimer’s and dementia research. Thanks to generous supporters at the 12 Indiana walks, we are able to further the Association’s mission.”Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a walk (lengths vary based on event location) and learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.Event Dates and LocationsSaturday, August 25: Liberty Park – Batesville, IndianaSunday, September 9: Central Park – Mishawaka, Ind.Sunday, September 16: City Hall Plaza – Bloomington, Ind.Sunday, September 16: Fairbanks Park Amphitheater – Terre Haute, Ind.Saturday, September 22: Jackson Morrow Park – Kokomo, Ind.Sunday, September 23: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – Anderson, Ind.Sunday, September 23: Lake County Fairgrounds – Crown Point, Ind.Saturday, September 29: Subaru of Indiana Automotive – Lafayette, Ind.Saturday, September 29: Earlham College – Richmond, Ind.Sunday, September 30: Mill Race Center – Columbus, Ind.Saturday, October 6: Parkview Field – Fort Wayne, Ind.Saturday, October 6: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Ind.Saturday, October 6: Washington Park – Michigan City, Ind.last_img read more

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30 Aug
2020

Perform picks Amsterdam as DAZN’s innovation home

first_img Premier League eyes 17 June resumption May 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Submit Stats Perform backs IBIA call for new era of data collaboration May 22, 2020 Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Florian Diederichsen – DAZNGlobal sports data, content and media rights distributor Perform Group has disclosed that it will launch a special purpose ‘Amsterdam Development Centre’ for its DAZN sports streaming service.Launched in 2016, DAZN seeks to disrupt and revolutionise modern sports viewership and content engagement, delivering a tailored OTT streaming service to multiple international broadcast markets.Updating the media, Perform Group details that its planned Amsterdam Development Centre will play an integral role in DAZN’s product development; helping the company secure vital capacities in research & development, technology integrations, quality assurance and innovation.Supporting DAZN’s global growth ambitions, Perform Group details that it will seek to hire 300 software engineers and product development specialists for its Amsterdam innovation centre.The Amsterdam project is led by Florian Diederichsen, DAZN Chief Technology Officer, alongside DAZN product lead Ben Lavender (CPO).Speaking to media Diederichsen backed Amsterdam as DAZN’s hub for development and innovation, a city which has lured the technology talents of Uber, Netflix and Amazon.“We are already live in seven countries across three continents and have software developers creating a market leading product in the UK, Poland and now the Netherlands. The new development centre is an important milestone in DAZN’s journey to become the world’s biggest sports broadcaster, with the best sports streaming product in the market.”last_img read more

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28 Aug
2020

‘Lenient’ Pistorius sentence challenged

first_imgSouth African prosecutors say they will take court action in order to secure a longer prison sentence for Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.He was jailed for six years earlier this month for murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.Prosecutors argue that Pistorius’ sentence is inappropriate for the crime of murder and “shockingly too lenient”.They also argue that the sentence is unjust and could bring the justice system into disrepute.Pistorius was initially given a five-year term for manslaughter, but was found guilty of murder on appeal last December. He admitted shooting her, but said he had mistaken Ms Steenkamp for an intruder and acted out of fear.Rise and fall of Oscar PistoriusAugust 2012: Competes in London Olympics and Paralympics, where he won a gold medal February 2013: Shoots dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp March 2014: Trial begins September 2014: Judge finds Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide  October 2014: Begins five-year sentence October 2015: Transferred to house arrest December 2015: Appeal court changes verdict to murder  July 2016: Sentenced to six years in jail for murderlast_img read more

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