Vermont Contractors Win Prestigious Building Awards

first_imgBethel, ME – Sunday River Ski Resort – March 2007 At this year’s Package Industries Builder Conference, Vermont contractors G.P.I. Construction of Brattleboro and Connor Contracting of St. Albans win prestigious building awards.G.P.I. Construction won best of category for Most Unusual Building for Cersosimo Lumber of Brattleboro and Connor Contracting was awarded Silver Level Package Industries Buildership.Package Industries was founded in 1962. Since then, they’ve become the #1 manufacturer of high quality steel buildings in New England. They are very proud to offer the Package Steel Building System” exclusively through their builder network, which represents some of the best contractors in the Northeast.Package stands behind every building they manufacture. A promise made is a promise kept. Period. Package knows customers always have a choice – and they want to make it easy for them to choose Package Steel Buildings. That’s why they’re #1 in New England.last_img read more

‘Relegation should be scrapped if Premier League season is ended’ Says Tony Bloom

first_imgLONDON: Brighton and Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom said that relegation may need to be scrapped if the Premier League season has to be ended. As the Premier League table stands, Brighton are on 29 points, two points above the relegation zone.“I don’t foresee a situation, if the season’s not played out, that teams will get relegated on a points-per-game basis,” Bloom is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.“I just don’t think it’s fathomable that a team which is not allowed to play out the season may lose out on 0.2 points based on this system, and also it does not take into account the strength of the team you have not played.”The Premier League, like other leagues in Europe, has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. There are nine matches to be played by each club this season and a potential cutoff date of June 30 for the league to restart has been in the speculation.“You may get a title winner, obviously Liverpool deserve it, you may use that criteria for European qualification but I do not see how anyone can vote for that, certainly the percent needed (70 per cent), for teams to get relegated. I really cannot foresee that,” added Bloom.West Ham United, Watford and Bournemouth are all on 27 points and are separated only by goal difference, putting Bournemouth at risk of being relegated if the current points table stands. IANSAlso Read: Why Congress wilted, why Modi bloomedAlso Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

Annacarty win West battle

first_imgEire Og Annacarthy were three points winners over Clonoulty Rossmore in the West Senior Hurling Campionship last night.A Ronan O Brien goal before half time meant Eire Og went in 1-7 to 0-8 ahead at the break.Clonoulty fought back in the second half but a late John O Neill goal wasn’t enough to save them as Eire Og Annacarthy ran out 1-17 to 1-14 winners in the end. Photo © Tipp FMlast_img

Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti charged with trying to extort millions from Nike

first_imgTmrw at 11 am ET, we will be holding a press conference to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal perpetrated by @Nike that we have uncovered. This criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) March 25, 2019But federal prosecutors announced within minutes that it was Avenatti who was facing criminal charges. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, Avenatti ​”attempted to extract more than $20 million in payments from a publicly traded company by threatening to use his ability to garner publicity to inflict substantial financial and reputational harm on the company if his demands were not met.”​ Related News A complaint  unsealed Monday said Avenatti contacted Nike last week saying he was representing an AAU coach whose contract with Nike had recently expired. Avenatti claimed the coach had evidence that Nike employees had “authorized and funded payments to the families of top high school basketball players and/or their families and attempted to conceal those payments.” Avenatti threatened to go public with his information unless Nike paid the AAU coach $1.5 million and retained Avenatti to conduct an internal investigation. #MichaelAvenatti charged with engaging in a scheme to extort Nike— US Attorney SDNY (@SDNYnews) March 25, 2019Prosecutors said Avenatti was then recorded on a March 20 call with Nike lawyers saying, “I’m not f—ing around with this, and I’m not continuing to play games. … You guys know enough now to know you’ve got a serious problem.”Avenatti continued: “A few million dollars doesn’t move the needle for me. I’m just being really frank with you. So it that’s what, if that’s what’s being contemplated, the let’s just say it was good to meet you and we’re done. I’ll proceed with my press conference tomorrow.” Avenatti, 48, is also charged in a separate federal case in Los Angeles, where he is also facing bank and wire fraud charges for alleged embezzlement unrelated to the New York extortion case.​The same U.S. Attorney’s office has led the investigation into a wide-ranging college basketball bribery scandal centering on payments allegedly funneled to top recruits, with officials from Nike’s rival Adidas among those implicated. Shortly after Michael Avenatti promised to reveal a “major” scandal carried out by Nike, the Justice Department charged the high-profile attorney with attempting to extort millions from the sportswear company. Avenatti, the lawyer most famous for representing Stormy Daniels in her lawsuits against President Donald Trump, tweeted Monday that he was going to hold a press conference Tuesday “to disclose a major high school/college basketball scandal” and that the “criminal conduct reaches the highest levels of Nike and involves some of the biggest names in college basketball.” Former Auburn assistant Chuck Person pleads guilty to bribery in federal courtlast_img read more

Ricky Rubio returns with defeat and the Hornets are still in freefall

first_imgDiscreet performance of the base, with eight pointsWilly also lost with eight points and seven rebounds Photo: Reuters The return of the Spanish base Ricky Rubio after overcoming his ankle discomfort has not prevented a new defeat of Phoenix Suns in his visit to Brooklyn Nets (119-97), while the Hornets of Willy Hernangómez have not been able to stand up in their feud before Orlando Magic (100-112).center_img The Suns continue their bad streak and fit their third consecutive setback to keep moving away from the playoff positions in the Western Conference, which already have five wins.Ricky Rubio played less than 19 minutes in his return to action in which he contributed 8 points (2/7 in shots), 3 rebounds and 2 assists. DeandreAyton (25 and 17 rebounds) was the best of some Suns who accused the bad day of their star Devin Booker (3/15 in the basket shot).Despite Kyrie Irving’s absence, the Nets were quite superior, especially in the third quarter, when they broke the game with a 35-21 run. With Caris LeVert (29) as the most outstanding man, the home team lived a placid end of the match to sign up for the victory.On the other hand, Willy Hernangómez played 21 minutes in which he added 8 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists for some Hornets that continue in free fall and already have 11 defeats in their last 12 commitments, a streak that has sunk them until the twelfth place from the east.Faced with a rival of ‘his’ league like Orlando Magic, Charlotte could not find answers to stop Nikola Vucevic (22), Evan Fournier (17) and Aaron Gordon (16 and 12 rebounds) and added a new disappointment in the Spectrum Center .last_img read more