Burlington Telecom officials were greeted with much skepticism by regulators in their request yesterday to borrow more money from the City of Burlington’s cash pool in an effort to make an interest payment on existing debt. The $386,673 interest payment to CitiCapital Municipal Finance is due Wednesday. The Vermont Public Service Board and staff did not make a final decision, but their line of questioning cast much doubt on the wisdom on borrowing more money to cover debt that the city-owned telecom company already cannot cover.Burlington Telecom, which offers telephone, television and Internet services and has 4,600 subscribers, already owes the city $16.95 million. It is also in violation of its charter for not repaying the loan to the city within 60 days.
VESTAL (WBNG) — The Kopernik Observatory has been working for years to bring a brand new science park to its site and now it’s finally here. “For us it’s and what really Kopernik is all about is helping people understand, how does the world work? I think people are so used to their cell phones and their TVs or whatever computers working, but what makes it work? And getting kids to start asking those questions, how does this work? Why does it work? What might I be able to do to make it even better?” Kopernik Observatory Executive Director Drew Deskur said the entire project took about 6 years in conjunction with the Junior League of Binghamton. The park is full of all kinds of exhibits to play on including for climbing, sliding and swinging. It’s no ordinary playground, however, when you’re playing on structures there are corresponding signs with QR codes that you can scan on your phone. When you scan a code, a little science lesson pops up that has to do with the structure that you’re playing on. Funding for the project came from private individuals, local and nationwide foundations and state funding. There were quite a few hiccups along the way including the pandemic, but now he’s just happy the park is complete. The obervatory hopes to have a grand opening come the spring, but is currently open to explore and play on. Staff at the observatory ask that if there’s another group at the park with you that you wear a mask. As for what he hopes the new addition provides, Deskur said:
By Duro IkhazuagbeStatus quo was maintained at the top of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) as table toppers Akwa United and Plateau United recorded massive wins in Match-day 7 games played yesterday in Uyo and Jos.While the Promise Keepers hammered Wikki Tourists 4-0 at the Nest of Champions, Plateau was equally on rampage, firing five un-replied goals into the net of Sunshine Stars in Jos.Striker Tosin Omoyele grabbed a brace in Plateauâ€™s victory to put behind them the loss they suffered at the Sani Abacha ground against Kano Pillars. The Jos club now have 16 points from seven matches, just a point behind Akwa United at the summit.Kano Pillars moved up to the third spot in the NPFL standings on 14 points after they broke the resistance of visiting MFM FC with Junior Lokosa scoring his seventh goal of the campaign.There were also home wins for Katsina United, Heartland, Lobi Stars and Rivers United, while Enugu Rangers and Enyimba shared the points at Abia Warriors and El Kanemi, respectively.In Port Harcourt, Oche Salefu dispatched a late penalty to hand Rivers United FC maximum points against Go Round FC in the points in the â€˜Rivers Derbyâ€™that lacked in quality.Â The â€˜Pride of Riversâ€™ United never really got off first gear for the entirety of the game against a Go Round side that appeared happy to play for a draw.Â The â€˜Lionsâ€™ from Omoku were happy to sit back for most parts and try to catch the hostsâ€™ underbelly on the break.Goal opportunities were few and far between until a rash challenge by Awala Moses on Samuel Akinbinu in the 79th minute gave the hosts a chance win.Salefu is a man for the big occasion and when he stepped up to take responsibility from 12 yards, there was never any doubts about the eventual outcome.Technical manager of Rivers United FC, Stanley Eguma told the clubâ€™s website later yesterday that the maximum point came handy.â€œIt was important to amass maximum points but we couldnâ€™t play compact and cohesive football as we planned in the first half.â€œWe improved in the second half and I think we are still on course,â€ Eguma said.Rivers United have now amassed ten points from their opening seven games in the season and occupy 10th spot while Go Round FC are in the relegation zone as they have amassed seven points from seven matches.United will next travel to Damaturu to face Yobe Desert Stars as the NPFL enters match day eight.Â MATCHDAY 7Akwa Utd 4-0 Wikki Â Lobi 1-0 IfeanyiubahHeartland 2-0 Kwara UtdKatsina Utd 2-0 TornadoesRivers Utd 1-0 Go RoundAbia Warriors 0-0 RangersEl-Kanemi 0-0 EnyimbaPlateau Utd 5-0 SunshineÂ Kano Pillars 2-0 MFMFCShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram