FairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness, Expected Cutover at the End of January

first_imgFairPoint Files Provisional Notice of Cutover Readiness; Triggers Formal Process to Expected Cutover at the End of January CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — FairPointCommunications, Inc. (NYSE: FRP) today announced it has filed itsprovisional notice of cutover readiness with the Public Utility Commissions(PUC) in New Hampshire and Maine and the Department of Public Service (PSB)in Vermont. The notice was filed after Liberty Consulting Group indicatedin its November 12th monthly Status Report that FairPoint had metsubstantially all of the criteria required to cut over at the end ofJanuary. The state PUCs/PSB will now hold technical conferences withFairPoint and, if necessary, or at the request of intervening parties,public hearings. Subsequent to the hearings, FairPoint expects to file itsirrevocable notice of cutover with Verizon. In its report, Liberty stated FairPoint needed additional attention inone area (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) testing), so FairPointtoday also filed its rebuttal to the Liberty Monthly Status Reportindicating that, in its opinion, it had met the acceptance criteria.However, FairPoint agreed to complete the additional CLEC tests recommendedby Liberty. Gene Johnson, chairman and CEO of FairPoint stated, “A tremendouseffort was put forth in order to get to this point. While our work is notdone, I thank the employees of FairPoint and Capgemini U.S. LLC(FairPoint’s lead integration partner) and Verizon for making these effortsto date. As we move closer to the expected end of January cutover date, welook forward to being that much closer to better serving the residents andbusinesses of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with new broadband and voiceproducts, services and bundles through our approximately 60 new,state-of-the-art fully integrated systems.” The Vermont Public Service Board has scheduled a status conferencelater this week and the Public Service Commission staffs in Maine and NewHampshire have a joint technical session scheduled on November 17. ThePUCs/PSB may choose to conduct hearings on the matter later this month anddates are being held for that purpose. About FairPoint FairPoint Communications, Inc. is an industry leading provider ofcommunications services to communities across the country. Today, FairPointowns and operates local exchange companies in 18 states offering advancedcommunications with a personal touch, including local and long distancevoice, data, Internet, television and broadband services. FairPoint istraded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol FRP. Learn more athttp://www.fairpoint.com(link is external). This press release may contain forward-looking statements by FairPointthat are not based on historical fact, including, without limitation,statements containing the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,””plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions andstatements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known andunknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that couldcause actual results, events or developments to differ materially fromthose expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Suchfactors include those risks described from time to time in FairPoint’sfilings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including,without limitation, the risks described in FairPoint’s most recentQuarterly Report on Form 10-Q on file with the SEC. These factors should beconsidered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue relianceon such forward-looking statements. All information is current as of thedate this press release is issued, and FairPoint undertakes no duty toupdate this information. SOURCE FairPoint Communications, Inclast_img read more

NFL owners approve diversity measure and potential play-off expansion | NFL News

first_imgNFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks, NFL Network reported.The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl.In a March vote among owners, the playoff field was expanded to 14 teams for this season, meaning that 43.8 per cent of the teams would make it to the postseason. Now, a 16-team playoff – allowing half the teams to make it in the field – would happen if the COVID-19 pandemic further wreaks havoc on the schedule.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – NFL owners have approved a proposal which incentivises the development of minority coaches and executives.The proposal, which is subject to approval from the NFL Players Association, will reward a team with a third-round compensatory Draft pick in back to back Drafts if another team hires a member of their staff to a higher role.The coach or executive has to have been with their previous team for a minimum of two years for the compensation to apply.- Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions While the NFL normally has each team complete a 16-game schedule in 17 weeks, an 18th week will be added as a buffer for any games that were postponed amid the pandemic. If any games with playoff implications still remain after 18 weeks, the 16-team play-off plan would go into effect.An original plan for a 16-team playoff would have seeded the teams by their record in the conference from best to worst. But a change Tuesday will make the division winners the top four seeds while categorizing the remainder of the field as wild cards.That decision has a major impact on the NFC East, whose winner would get a top-four seed in the 16-team playoff plan, even though they could finish under .500. At issue was a scenario where eight NFC teams had a better record than the NFC East winner.center_img NFL owners also unanimously agreed to allow two more teams into an already expanded play-off field in the event the 2020 regular-season schedule is not completed in 18 weeks; The contingency plan has the potential to put 16 teams into a jam-packed race to the Super Bowl. Last Updated: 10/11/20 11:09pm – Advertisement – The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions
The NFL is pushing to increase opportunities for minorities in coaching and executive positions

ICC World Cup ICC World Cup 2019, England vs Bangladesh: When and where to watch the 12th game

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Bangladesh have won the toss and will bowl against England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash in Cardiff. Bangladesh are unchanged while England have included an extra pacer in Liam Plunett in place of Moeen Ali. In response, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow started aggressively with Roy blasting his 16th fifty and Bairstow nearting his milestone. The opening run stand has gone past 100. The 12th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 will feature England locking horns with Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Saturday. Both the teams have played two games each and won and lost one-one match and will be looking to gain an edge over each other. Bangladesh fans are super-excited for the weekend game as their team was the reason for the knock-out of England in the 2015 World Cup. It will be interesting to see if English side would avenge four-year old humiliating defeat against the Tigers.ICC World Cup 2019, 12th match: England vs BangladeshWhat time does the live coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Bangladesh start?The 12th match of the ICC World Cup 2019 between England vs Bangladesh will start at 03:00 PM IST.Where will the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Bangladesh be played?The clash between England vs Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played atthe Country Ground in Bristol.                                                                                                                                           Where to watch online live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 game between England vs Bangladesh?You can watch the live streaming of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Bangladesh on Hotstar from 03.00 PM onwards.Also See | ICC World Cup 2019: England vs Bangladesh Dream11 Prediction| Fantasy Playing XIWhen is the game between England vs Bangladesh in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019?The game between England vs Bangladesh in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 will be played on Saturday, June 8.Where can I check the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Bangladesh?You can follow Live updates and Live Score on english.newsnationtv.com. You can watch the live cricket match on Hotstar.Where can I watch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash between England vs Bangladesh?The match between will be broadcast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select HD. Hindi commentary will be available on Star Sports 1 Hindi. last_img read more