CVPS declares 23-cent per share dividend

first_imgRUTLAND, VT — (Marketwire) — 05/06/09 — On May 5, 2009, the board of directors of Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) declared a quarterly dividend of 23 cents per share on the issued and outstanding shares of common stock, $6 par value, payable Aug. 14, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business Aug. 4, 2009. The board of directors also declared dividends on the outstanding preferred stock, $100 par value, of $1.04 per share on the 4.15% dividend series; $1.17 per share on the 4.65% dividend series; $1.19 per share on the 4.75% dividend series; $1.34375 per share on the 5.375% dividend series; and $2.075 per share on the 8.30% dividend series, payable July 1, 2009 to stockholders of record at the close of business June 19, 2009.CVPS is Vermont’s largest electric utility, serving approximately 159,000 customers statewide. The company’s non-regulated subsidiary, Catamount Resources Corporation, sells and rents electric water heaters through a subsidiary, SmartEnergy Water Heating Services.last_img read more

School students assault staff

first_imgBay of Plenty Times 15 July 2013Children at 10 Western Bay primary schools have been stood down or suspended for physical assaults on school staff.Figures released to the Bay of Plenty Times under the Official Information Act reveal children at Arataki School, Maungatapu School, Merivale School, Otamarakau School, Otumoetai School, Tahatai Coast School, Tauranga Primary School, Te Puna School, Te Puke Primary School and Welcome Bay School were reprimanded for physical assaults on staff in 2012.Students at five of the region’s secondary schools were also suspended or stood down for the same offence.To protect student privacy, the Ministry of Education would not specify exactly how many students were stood down or suspended at each school, saying only that it was five or less at each. The ministry also did not know what injuries were sustained by staff or if weapons had been involved, as it did not keep this information.No one from the schools listed responded to messages left with them last week.Western Bay of Plenty Principals’ Association president Robert Hyndman said: “I think quite often some primary school teachers are having to deal with kids who might not know how to handle their emotions … especially younger children really distressed or upset for some reason.”Clinical psychologist Tanzi Bennison had seen an increase in children displaying aggression, “behaving their feelings rather than verbalising them”.“I’m surprised it’s got to the point where primary children are assaulting teaching staff but it fits with the overall picture of where we are headed. It’s very sad,” she said.“Quite often children will use aggressive behaviour to try and get their message across. If it works a few times … it is likely they will do it again. Eventually it will stop working, however, and the only thing they will know how to do is increase the aggression.”Ms Bennison said the “learned behaviour” was a reflection of what children experienced at home.http://www.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/school-students-assault-staff/1944820/last_img read more

Men’s hockey: A combination that almost didn’t happen; new coaching creates buzz over beaten down program

first_imgIn the midst of a desperate attempt to keep the Detroit Red Wings’ 25-year playoff streak alive, coaching the Wisconsin Badgers didn’t seem like an attainable goal for the new Wisconsin men’s hockey head coach Tony Granato.This spring, the then-Red Wing’s assistant coach was most concerned with ensuring the aging veterans and future NHL Hall of Famers of Detroit had one last chance at winning a Stanley Cup. Tony Granato, a 28-year veteran of the NHL circuit, didn’t even feel he was the right fit for the Badgers’ coaching job.With his brother Don Granato and Mark Osiecki each on the shortlist, Tony Granato was wary of competing against family and two highly-skilled, veteran coaches and recruiters. The former spent significant time as head coach of the United States National Team Development Program’s U-17 team. The latter was fresh off a stint as an assistant coach of the Rockford Ice Hogs, three seasons removed from head coaching the Ohio State Buckeyes, and six removed from assistant coaching Wisconsin under Mike Eaves.“I didn’t try to think about [the vacant coaching position] even though it was something I wanted to do,” Tony Granato said. “I … didn’t think of a plan or a situation where it would work out that [Osiecki, Don Granato or I] would be able to come back until the presentation that Barry [Alvarez] gave me.”Men’s hockey: With Granato comes experience both on, off the iceAfter two consecutive disappointing seasons, Wisconsin men’s hockey seems to be taking a step in the right direction with the expected announcement Read…During that initial phone call early in the spring semester and future discussions, Barry Alvarez, UW athletic director, Jason King, senior associate athletic director, and Granato, hashed out the details to form what many have called a “dream team” coaching staff.After they gave Tony Granato assurance that all three would be on board, he agreed to return to Madison, rather ecstatically, to right the ship of the struggling Badgers.The hiring of the trio reinvigorated fan enthusiasm for a team with a rich history but won just 12 games over the past two seasons. Their introductions March 30 drew a sizable crowd to the Kohl Center during their first press conference, and there seems to be a general buzz among players and in the athletic department.Luke Kunin, who was drafted No. 15 overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2016 NHL draft, said the new regime is great for the program. With a budding NHL career on the horizon, that’s no small compliment from a player deeply concentrated on his development — especially one with significant experience playing for Don Granato.“I’m very familiar with the Granatos and I’m very excited to get the chance to play for them,” Kunin said. “I think they’ll be great for the program.”Cross: Alvarez’s comments bring issues of struggling hockey program to surfaceWith two losses to Michigan State, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team finalized its spot at the bottom of the Big Read…What’s so unique and exciting about this staff is how talented they are — their wide-ranging connections, but also the fact that they love this program as much as its fans.As former Badgers themselves, little is new for Tony Granato and his assistants. Just a walk down University Avenue is enough to bring back memories from the new coach’s time as a player during the early 1980s. Not much has changed, he said. The same pictures hang on the walls of the locker and training rooms, and constant visits from alumni always spark lively conversations between old friends.This in particular was part of the reason for hiring Tony Granato and his eagerness to come back. King said the athletic staff takes previous experience with the Badgers deep into consideration when hiring coaches and administration. Partly because there is such a unique culture surrounding Wisconsin athletics.“It doesn’t feel like I left just from the standpoint that,” Tony Granato said. “One of the reasons I even wanted to back was because I always felt that this was an important part of my life. It is something that I missed being a part of.“When I first got here I was asked, ‘Why would you be in the NHL and come back to college hockey?’ And I would say, ‘Why wouldn’t I? It’s the University of Wisconsin.’ For me it’s a dream job, I have a billion reasons why it was the best job.”That type of attitude and dedication to reinvigorating a struggling program is exactly the reason Tony Granato was picked as head coach, King said. The move comes with the added excitement of how it’s such a unique situation to have three coaches of this caliber all behind the same bench.Their wide ranging expertise in different areas makes it am elite combination, and one that can surely bring Wisconsin from out of the gutter.“You can tell I’m pretty excited about this hiring,” King said. “It’s a very exciting time for Wisconsin hockey. I know everyone involved with the team are very excited. We just need our fans to come out and support as well.”In an era when college hockey seems to be taking a backseat, the buzz in Madison might be just what the sport needs. The effects could be felt for years to come.But as the new head coach said, there’s much more than simply returning to Madison needed to right the ship.This is the first in a multi-part series on the state of Wisconsin hockey.last_img read more

Dodgers lose their 5th straight in a tense NLCS rematch with Brewers

first_img.@YazmanianDVL08’s revenge game. pic.twitter.com/L0KzBxvsAm— MLB (@MLB) April 13, 2019 PreviousMilwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and relief pitcher Alex Wilson congratulate each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias follows through during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes throws during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager heads to first on his home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, left, during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun watches a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager go out for a solo home run during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, right, rounds third after hitting a solo home run as Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes stands on the mound during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers smiles as he rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run in the first inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal takes off his helmet as fans cheer during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. This was Grandal’s first at-bat at Dodger Stadium since leaving the Dodgers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, upper right, has his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, as Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal waits for the throw during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, upper right, has his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, next to Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Home plate umpire Brian Knight is checked on by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, right, after having his mask knocked off by a foul tip hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, while starting pitcher Corbin Burnes watches during the first inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. Knight left the game for a concussion protocol. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers gives a hand to home plate umpire Brian Knight #91 after he took afoul ball to the face mask in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Knight left the game according to concussion protocol. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Home plate umpire Brian Knight, right, is checked on by fellow umpires after he was hit on the mask by a foul tip of the bat of Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the first inning of a baseball game between the Dodgers and the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers is safe at first base after beating the throw on an infield hit to Corbin Burnes #39 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the first inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, is congratulated by manager Dave Roberts after hitting a solo home run during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger watches his solo home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, left, during the third inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Alex Verdugo #27 congratulations Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he hit a two run home run in the third inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on as Corey Seager #5 gives congratulations Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after he hit a two run home run in the third inning at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers climbs the wall but can’t reach the ball hit by Hernan Perez #14 of the Milwaukee Brewers for a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Hernan Perez, right, is congratulated by Mike Moustakas after hitting a two-run home run during the fourth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson, left, rounds first after hitting a two-run home run off Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Corbin Burnes, right, during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as reacts as he rounds first base after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rounds first after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Yasmani Grandal #10 of the Milwaukee Brewers looks on as Joc Pederson #31 is greeted by Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he crosses the plate after hitting a two run home run in the fourth inning of the game Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers’ Christian Yelich is hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal watches his two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias, foreground, during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Milwaukee Brewers’ Yasmani Grandal points to his dugout after hitting a two-run home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers looks on as Yasmani Grandal #10 is greeted by Christian Yelich #22 of the Milwaukee Brewers and Mike Moustakas #11 of the Milwaukee Brewers after hitting a two run home run in the fifth inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers celebrates while standing on second base after hitting a RBI double in the seventh inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Joc Pederson #31 gets out of the way of A.J. Pollock #11 of the Los Angeles Dodgers as he fields a two RBI double by Jesus Aguilar #24 of the Milwaukee Brewers in the seventh inning of the game at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader throws to the plate during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 12: Austin Barnes #15 of the Los Angeles Dodgers slams his bat after leaving popping out with runners on base in the eighth inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium on April 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Milwaukee Brewers catcher Yasmani Grandal, left, and relief pitcher Alex Wilson congratulate each other after the Brewers defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 in a baseball game Friday, April 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 37Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias throws to the plate during the first inning of Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers played a game that counted Friday for the first time since the 2018 National League Championship Series. Manager Dave Roberts was asked what he remembered about that series, which the Dodgers won in seven games. His first answer? Chris Taylor’s running, leaping catch of a Christian Yelich fly ball that preserved a one-run lead in Game 7.Julio Urías ought to remember that play, too. Urías only pitched to one batter that night in Milwaukee; his outing ended when Taylor clasped his glove and slid across the warning track in left-center field without dropping the baseball.Those were happier days for the Dodgers, who have lost five consecutive games, and for Urías. The Brewers won the rematch 8-5, a game no less tense than their last.“They’re a really good team. We’re a really good team,” Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger said following a 2-for-4 night. “I think most of these games are going to be like that when we play each other.” “Everyone wants to hit in that situation,” Bellinger said. “Hader’s really, really good. J.T. put together a great at-bat. He threw J.T. great pitches to strike him out. I was just watching two great players go at it.”In his third start of the season, Urías’ command was off from the outset. The left-hander allowed a pair of home runs and six runs total over five innings. The left-hander suffered his first loss of the season.Former Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal put the Brewers ahead to stay with a home run against Urías in the fifth inning, part of a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance. Was Grandal’s familiarity with Urías an advantage?“I think it’s moreso that I missed the changeup there down the middle,” Urías said through an interpreter. “When you miss, you pay the price.”Seager and Joc Pederson also hit home runs for the Dodgers, both against Brewers starter Corbin Burnes. Six of the Dodgers’ 12 hits went for extra bases, but they went 4 for 13 with runners in scoring position and left 11 on base. They never led after Grandal’s two-run homer in the fifth inning.For the second consecutive start, Urías struggled to find the strike zone early. Eighteen of his 31 pitches in the first inning were called balls. Lorenzo Cain led off with a single. Ryan Braun drew a one-out walk. Grandal singled in Cain, and Mike Moustakas singled in Braun, each with a two-strike count. The Brewers quickly led 2-0.The Dodgers got one run back in the bottom of the first inning. Seager’s home run, on a 96-mph fastball down the middle from Burnes, was his first opposite-field tater since 2017.Seager led off the third inning with an opposite-field double and went to third on a groundout by Turner. Bellinger then blasted a home run to right field, giving the Dodgers a 3-2 lead.Urías, meanwhile, settled in and retired eight batters in a row. The streak ended in the fourth inning, when he fielded Moustakas’ ground ball to the left of the mound and threw a one-hopper to first base that Bellinger couldn’t pick out of the dirt. Moustakas reached by virtue of the error.Ostensibly Urías’ command escaped him again. He hung two curveballs at the top of the strike zone to the next batter, Hernan Perez. Perez watched the first pitch and walloped the second to left-center field for a two-run homer, putting the Brewers ahead 4-3.A see-saw battle ensued. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Austin Barnes singled and Pederson smashed a two-run homer. The Dodgers led 5-4.In the top of the fifth inning, Urías plunked Yelich in the back with a fastball, followed by the fateful changeup to Grandal. He was serenaded with boos rounding the bases, and the Brewers took a 6-5 lead.Milwaukee tacked on an insurance run against Joe Kelly in the seventh inning and another against Kenley Jansen in the ninth.Other than perhaps Kelly, who needed 29 pitches to record four outs, the Dodgers should have all their relievers available for Saturday’s bullpen game. Caleb Ferguson will start. The Dodgers face the potential of losing six consecutive games for the first time since May of last year. Roberts said he wasn’t planning any pep talks.“You’ve got to pitch, you’ve got to catch it, and you’ve got to put at-bats together,” Roberts said. “The catching and putting at-bats together, I think we’ve been very consistent with that. But we still have to put up quality starts.”Only three men umpired most of Friday’s game. Home plate umpire Brian Knight was struck in the face mask by a Pederson foul tip in the Dodgers’ first at-bat of the game. Knight left the game and was treated under MLB’s concussion protocol. Second base umpire Pat Hoberg took over behind the plate. Milwaukee led 7-5 in the eighth inning when fearsome reliever Josh Hader was summoned before the announced crowd of 43,643 at Dodger Stadium. The left-hander with a whipsaw delivery allowed the second and third hits he’s surrendered all season, a double by David Freese and a single by Chris Taylor.That put runners at the corners with one out for Max Muncy, a left-handed pinch hitter. Again and again, Hader threw fastballs at the height of Muncy’s chest. Eventually, the count drew full. On the eighth pitch of the at-bat, Muncy foul-tipped a 95-mph heater into the glove of catcher Yasmani Grandal. Two outs.Corey Seager, another left-hander, was up next. Again and again, Hader threw fastballs at the height of Seager’s chest. On the seventh pitch, Seager took a 95-mph fastball for ball four. The bases were loaded.Next came Justin Turner, a right-handed hitter. This time Hader’s approach was different: a fastball high, another at the knees for a strike, an 81-mph slider down the middle that Turner could only foul off. After another fastball missed inside, Hader pulled the string on a 2-and-2 slider over the plate. Turner mistimed the pitch badly. The strikeout ended the inning and the Dodgers’ final chance at redemption.Bellinger, who hit his National League-leading eighth home run in the third inning, was stranded on deck. 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