Tags: Whittni Orton Brad James Written by April 5, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Former Panguitch High School Star Whittni Orton Interviewed On FOX 13 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Sunday evening, former Panguitch High School multi-sport star athlete and current BYU women’s cross country/track star runner Whittni Orton was interviewed during FOX 13’s weekly sports show, The Sports Page.Orton, who placed seventh in the women’s Division I National Championship cross country meet this past November at Terre Haute, Ind. told The Sports Page that “it was sad” that COVID-19 canceled the rest of the outdoor track season for Orton and her BYU teammates, as well as all other collegiate athletes.However, Orton is looking forward to the future, per the interview and is glad that she has a chance to compete once again as the NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility for all spring sports athletes.
The agreement outlines a comprehensive plan for the elimination of all of the Company’s bond debt through the cancellation and exchange of debt for new equity in the reorganised company Noble announces comprehensive financial restructuring. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) Noble Corporation has entered into a restructuring support agreement (the “Agreement”) with two ad hoc groups of the largest holders of the Company’s outstanding bond debt regarding a consensual financial restructuring transaction that will significantly deleverage the Company’s balance sheet and position the Company for long term growth.The Agreement outlines, among other things, a comprehensive plan for the elimination of all of the Company’s bond debt, which currently represents over $3.4 billion of debt, through the cancellation and exchange of debt for new equity in the reorganized company. As further support for the deleveraging transaction, the Company’s major bondholders have agreed to invest $200 million of new capital in the form of new second lien notes. In addition, the Company is expected to emerge with an enhanced liquidity position supported by a new $675 million secured revolving credit facility to be provided by its current syndicate of revolving credit facility lenders, with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. as administrative agent. The significant reduction of debt and annual interest expense, combined with a strong liquidity position, will enable the Company to reorient itself toward future growth and value creation for all stakeholders.In order to implement the restructuring transaction, the Company and selected subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Chapter 11 Cases”). The restructuring will be implemented through a plan of reorganization that the Company expects to be confirmed by this fall, allowing the Company’s emergence from chapter 11 before year end.The Company has sufficient capital to fund its worldwide operations and does not require additional post-petition financing at this time. Noble plans to continue to operate as normal and without interruption for the duration of the restructuring and will continue to pay employee wages and health and welfare benefits as well as vendors in the normal course.Robert Eifler, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated “Along with many other businesses in our industry, Noble has been affected by the severe downturn in commodity prices which has been compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic. After many months exploring our strategic options, we concluded that a substantial deleveraging transaction implemented through a Chapter 11 filing, supported by our largest creditors, provides the best outcome for Noble and our stakeholders. Our improved balance sheet and liquidity position will enable us to further invest in our assets, customer relationships and our people. I would like to personally thank our employees for their continued dedication, as well as all of our customers and service providers for their support and partnership. We remain committed to the world class operational excellence, safety and environmental stewardship that defines Noble.”Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is serving as legal counsel to Noble, Evercore is serving as the Company’s financial advisor, and AlixPartners LLP is serving as operational advisor. Porter Hedges LLP is serving as local legal counsel and EPIQ Restructuring Services LLC is serving as administrative agent.Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP and Akin Gump LLP are serving as co-legal counsel and Ducera Partners LLC is serving as financial advisor to an ad hoc group of the Company’s priority guaranteed noteholders.Milbank LLP is serving as legal counsel and Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc. is serving as financial advisor to an ad hoc group of the Company’s senior noteholders.Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is serving as legal counsel and PJT Partners is serving as financial advisor to JP Morgan. Source: Company Press Release read more
Home » News » Agencies & People » Knight Frank makes its first radio ad, with help from Hugh previous nextAgencies & PeopleKnight Frank makes its first radio ad, with help from HughDownton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville is the voice of the agency in its advert, now running on Classic FM until November.Nigel Lewis23rd October 202001,594 Views Knight Frank has launched its first ever radio ad on national airwaves featuring Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville to promote its ongoing ‘partners in property’ initiative.The ad, which makes the point that the sweetest sound of all is hearing the phrase ‘we’ve exchanged’, ranking it above the sounds of a nightingale and, naturally, pointing out Knight Frank’s success achieve it, directing listeners to its website.Bonneville hits all the right notes with Knight Frank’s target upmarket vendor and buyer customers, largely due to his appearance in Downton Abbey but also his cut-glass accent.He has also been entrusted with delivering the company’s new strapline and company philosophy, which is: “Today, it’s not an estate agent you need. It’s a partner in property”.Tim Hyatt, Head of Residential at Knight Frank (left) says: “Through our ‘partners in property’ campaign we have found a way of expressing the benefits of our partnership constitution.“It not only resonates internally amongst our people, but with all our markets and clients around the world.“Our campaign has grown into much more than just an advert, it now represents our business’s philosophy. It is a promise to every client.“As we look to the future, I believe this philosophy will stay at the heart of the firm for many more years to come.”Bonneville has some previous form with estate agents. In 2015 he joined Winkworth to help raise funds to refurbish a property in Oxfordshire featured in Downtown Abbey.The Knight Frank ad will appear on across Classic FM and also within premium podcasts on The Economist, Financial Times and The Guardian websites during October and November.Listen to the ad read more
There will be no bridge jumping on May 1st. Oxford City Council have decided yet again to close Magdalen Bridge on May Morning to stop students from jumping into the River Cherwell. This year will mark the bridge’s third closure in a row.May Morning is an annual event held on the first day of May, which begins at 6 am with the Magdalen College Choir singing the Hymnus Euchariticus from the top of the Magdalen Tower.The 500-year traditional gathering draws an estimated 10,000 listeners, including students who come to enjoy the general festivities and party atmosphere following the hymn. The event involves another tradition of students jumping off the bridge into the potentially shallow water. In 2005, 12 of the 40 student jumpers were taken to the hospital, resulting in the city authorities’ three-year multi-agency agreement to close the bridge. The Oxford Mail reported last year that the Oxford City Council’s east parliament has been lobbying for the bridge to open once again despite the council’s possible pull-out due to a funding crisis. However, council emergency planner John Kelly and Oxford police chief Supt Brendan O’Dowda said the bridge will be closed once again between 3 am and 9 am. “Last year the event passed off without incident and I think it is likely that the event will be managed in the same way as it was last year,” said Supt O’Dowda. Iffley Fields council disagrees with the plan. “The prohibition made more people jump in after it reopened. I think it is a ridiculous situation and city councillors have not been involved in any of the process,” said Elise Benjamin, an Iffley Fields councillor. She instead proposes opening the nearby meadow off St Clements to relieve pressure. “The cost of opening the meadow is probably far lower than the amount contributed to closing the bridge.” read more
On Sunday evening, January 28th, Citi Sound Vault‘s 5-night concert series at New York’s Irving Plaza came to a close with a performance by Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. Over the preceding four nights, Thirty Seconds to Mars, The National, Eminem, and Childish Gambino had performed at the Union Square-area venue.This performance at the roughly 1,000-capacity manhattan room marked the pair’s first time returning to the venue since July, 11th 1994. These days, the two regularly play much bigger venues as a duo, like their recent multi-night Mexican destination event. When they play with the full Dave Matthews Band, they sell out amphitheaters and arenas nationwide. That made this rare intimate performance all the more special for the lucky Big Apple fans who made it inside.The show began with only Matthews onstage, as he opened with solo renditions of “Do You Remember” and “Rye Whiskey”. Reynolds joined him next, and the band led into a string of DMB favorites like “Warehouse”, “Grey Street”, “Trouble” “Two Step”, the newer “Samurai Cop”, and the dark and brooding “Don’t Drink The Water”.Next, Reynolds got his chance to shine with a solo rendition of “Tangled Web We Weave” from his 2016 solo album, That Way. Next, Matthews returned to the mix for another string of live DMB (and Dave & Tim) staples–“Lying In The Hands of God”, “Lie In Our Graves”, “Satellite”, “Save Me”, and “Crush”–before one final Reynolds solo number, “Manfood” and a run through staple acoustic tune “So Damn Lucky.”Next, Dave invited up a special guest, saxophonist Ben Golder-Novick, to add some brass to “#41 “and “Tripping Billies”, before closing out the main set with “The Space Between”, “What Would You Say”, and “Dancing Nancies”.However, the show was far from done. Matthews and Reynolds returned for not one (“Cornbread”), not two (“Ants Marching”, “Crash Into Me”), but three (“Some Devil”) separate encores to send the intimate crowd home satiated.You can watch crowd-shot video of the entire show below, via YouTube user tambourinedmb: SETLIST: Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds | Citi Sound Vault Series | Irving Plaza | New York, NY | 1/28/18SET: Do You Remember*, Rye Whiskey*, Warehouse, Trouble, Two Step, Samurai Cop, Don’t Drink The Water, Tangled Web We Weave^, Lying In The Hands of God, Lie In Our Graves, Satellite, Save Me, Crush, Manfood^, So Damn Lucky, #41&, Tripping Billies&, The Space Between, What Would You Say, Dancing NanciesENCORE: CornbreadENCORE 2: Ants Marching, Crash Into MeENCORE 3: Some Devil*Dave Solo^Tim Solo&with Ben Golder-Novick (saxophone)[Cover photo via Instagram user @brenny5] read more
Jonathan Losos, Monique and Philip Lehner Professor for the Study of Latin America, edits this collection of essays by leading scientists, including Harvard’s Daniel Lieberman and Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard historian Janet Browne, and many others.
Pexels Stock Image.BUFFALO (AP) — Some Erie County restaurants that had filed a lawsuit against New York state over a coronavirus restriction that bans indoor dining got a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against it being enforced.State Supreme Court Justice Henry Nowak ruled the restaurants could go back to the limited indoor dining rules that went into effect when Gov. Andrew Cuomo designated the county as a “yellow zone” in terms of virus spread, instead of the stricter “orange zone” rules that forbid indoor service.Nowak said he could not “find evidence that the state had a rational basis to designate portions of Erie County as an orange zone” and that the restaurants would suffer “irreparable harm” without the injunction.The governor’s office said the ruling was being reviewed. The parties will have to go back to court to determine if the injunction will become permanent. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) read more
Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 Side Show The revamped revival of Side Show will play its final performance on Broadway next month, and in a case of poignant irony, headliners Emily Padgett and Erin Davie stopped by The Today Show on December 12 to sing the emotional anthem “I Will Never Leave You.” Check out the moving performance below, and bid adieu to Daisy and Violet in person at the St. James Theatre before January 4, 2015. View Comments read more
By an overwhelming margin, the member/ratepayers of Washington Electric Cooperative have given their approval to the construction of a generating facility at the states largest landfill in Coventry. The project, which will be a very significant, long-term source of stable and affordably priced power for the Co-ops members, received a certificate of public good from the Vermont Public Service board. The board then immediately called for a special membership meeting and vote, as such projects also need member approval according to Vermont law.The Coventry project will supply more than a third of their members power needs for at least twenty-five years, at a cost that is below any other alternative available. The WEC will be building a generating facility on the landfill that is operated by New England Waste Services of Vermont, a subsidiary of Casella Waste Systems. Methane produced by the decomposition of waste will power the generating equipment. WEC will be installing 4.8 megawatts (MW) of capacity initially.The facility, which is expected to be online in January 2005, will initially generate just under 4 MW based on currently available gas, and will generate more as additional gas is produced. The building will be built to house additional equipment, as it is expected that there will be sufficient gas available in future years to generate 6 MW or more. WEC will also be constructing a 7.2 mile transmission line to a VELCO substation in neighboring Irasburg, in order to make the power available to WEC’s service territory. read more
By Dialogo June 04, 2010 Haiti faces an “immense challenge” to rebuild after January’s earthquake, President Rene Preval told a donors’ conference Wednesday called to speed payment of billions of dollars in pledges. Recovery projects to be financed with the 10 billion dollars promised from an initial donors’ meeting in New York in March will produce “a more decentralized, fairer Haiti,” Preval told the event in the Dominican Republic resort of Punta Cana. Former US president Bill Clinton, who co-chairs a commission with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive overseeing much of the reconstruction funds, called on donors to make good on their pledges to realize those plans. So far, only Brazil has stumped up all its promised sum — 55 million dollars — according to the Haitian economy ministry. Wednesday’s conference, titled the “World Summit for the Future of Haiti,” was aimed at extracting more of the pledged money, defining reconstruction projects and deadlines, as well as reassuring donor countries that the World Bank would oversee the process to minimize embezzlement and corruption. “Today, we have a very clear framework in terms of what we must do,” said Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza. “This is not just a meeting to look over what has been done, but really to set out a program, adopt it and put it into action.” The event was attended by top officials from Europe and the Americas, with more than 50 countries represented. According to aid experts, Haiti needs about 11.5 billion dollars for its anticipated decade-long rebuilding effort. read more