Vermont Electric Cooperative announces annual meeting election results

first_imgVermont Electric Cooperative, Inc,Results of Vermont Electric Cooperative’s (VEC) director elections and proposed bylaw amendments were announced during the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting held in Derby on Saturday, May 21, 2011. Incumbent District 1 Director Don Worth of Island Pond won re-election with 307 votes; challengers Ken Mason received 208 and Paul King received 75. Incumbent District 6 Director Dan Parsons of Richford ran unopposed and received 366 votes. Incumbent West Zone Director Dan Carswell of Franklin won re-election with 764 votes; challengers Robert Pearl received 262 votes, Caleb Elder 211 votes and Naomi Shaw 186 votes. Two proposed amendments to the bylaws also passed. An amendment to add conditions and processes for removing Directors passed with 2,293 votes in favor and 314 opposed and an amendment to eliminate a requirement that regular meetings of the board of directors be held within the VEC service territory passed with 2,296 votes in favor and 325 opposed.  Featured speakers at the meeting included Vermont Public Service Department Commissioner, Liz Miller, who spoke about Vermont’s energy future. Chief Executive Officer Dave Hallquist reported on VEC’s successful smart meter deployment and discussed the tough choices faced when choosing power suppliers. About 300 VEC members and guests attended the meeting. During a question and answer session there was a lively discussion about power supply options, including the proposed Kingdom Community Wind project in Lowell, Vermont. Members also raised questions about rising electricity costs and expressed concerns about state and national energy policy issues.Soruce: VEC. 5.22.2011last_img read more

Van Oord Wins Dubai Harbor Contract

first_imgImage source: Van OordVan Oord has been awarded the contract for Dubai Harbor marine works, a prestigious mega project in Dubai.Execution of this capital project will take place from September 2017 to May 2019, Dutch dredging contractor said in its announcement.“Our responsibilities will include dredging the 12-kilometer navigation channel, reclaiming land and executing vibro compaction,” said Jan Willem Elleswijk, Van Oord’s Area Manager. “We will be deploying a large trailing suction hopper dredger, and one of our high tech self-propelled cutter suction dredgers. We are looking forward to contributing to yet another Dubai landmark.”The project, which Van Oord carries out for Projects Link Contracting Co LLC, is the next step in achieving ‘Dubai Tourism Vision 2020’, Dubai’s strategy to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020. A strategy to which Van Oord has contributed since 2001 by building amongst others Palm Jumeirah, The World and many other artificial islands, said the company.Dubai Harbor is set to span 185 hectares, and will include berths for 1,400 boats and a cruise terminal.last_img read more

West Florida Wins Fifth Straight Match

first_img Sept. 29, 2007Box ScorePENSACOLA, Fla. – After allowing their first goal in nearly 400 minutes of the play West Florida women’s soccer team stormed back to win their fifth straight match 4-1 over Ouachita Baptist on Friday night at the UWF Soccer Complex.The Tiger struck first and took a 1-0 lead into halftime. However, it was the Argonauts sparked by Brandi Adams, who picked up three assist and her first goal of the season, that put up four second-half goals en route to the 4-1 victory.Adam’s first assist came nine minutes into the second half when her cross found Jodi Galucci who headed in the Argos first goal and her sixth of the season. Adams’ other two assists were on set play both to Dernelle Mascall. In the 66th minute, following a foul Adams placed the ball into the box for a waiting Mascall and in the 74th minute Adams once again found Mascall, for her eighth goal of the season, this time on a corner kick.Sandwiched in between her second and third assist Adams picked up her first goal of the season coming on a penalty kick in the 70th minute.Current Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week Courtney Jones picked up four saves in her sixth win of the season.”We showed alot of heart, dedication and commitment tonight,” said head coach Joe Bartlinski. “We were down 1-0 at the half to a good team and found a way to come back. This is a big win for us in the region.”Up next for the Argonauts is another conference rival Harding University of Sunday afternoon with kick off scheduled for 3:30 p.m. following the men’s game also against the Bisons. Print Friendly Version Share West Florida Wins Fifth Straight Matchlast_img read more