EtisalatFinancialMaroc TelecomMoroccoVivendi Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Related Rakuten adds Etisalat to RCP open RAN list Author Etisalat to bring open RAN to Afghanistan Etisalat interim chief made permanent AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 30 SEP 2013 Talks for Etisalat to acquire a 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom from French media group Vivendi are continuing, with the validity period for the binding offer and period of exclusivity granted to Etisalat extended to 31 October.It was confirmed in July that Vivendi was in exclusive talks with UAE-based Etisalat regarding the sale of the stake in Morocco’s largest operator for €4.2 billion.But an Etisalat statement to the Abu Dhabi stock exchange over the weekend said the talks had been extended beyond the original deadline of 25 September. No reason was given.With the Moroccan government holding a 30 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom, it must approve the deal for it to go ahead.Although it is believed the state is not against the deal in principle, Etisalat said the final agreement is subject to “execution of a shareholders’ agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco” and “securing competition and regulatory approvals”.Back in July, Vivendi said a final agreement was subject to consultation with the French Works Councils and negotiating approvals between Etisalat and the Moroccan government. It has also been suggested that the Moroccan authorities want Etisalat to work with a local partner as part of its approval conditions for the deal.Both Qatari operator group Ooredoo and South Korea’s KT had previously expressed an interest in Maroc Telecom but withdrew their interests due to concerns about the length of the process and the valuation of the stake respectively.Vivendi has been looking to sell its stake in Maroc Telecom — which also operates in Burkina Faso, Gabon, Mali and Maurtainia — as it shifts its focus away from telecoms and towards its media properties, which include Universal Music Group and French pay TV company Canal Plus.The future of Vivendi-owned French operator SFR is also uncertain, with reports that an IPO is being considered for the business. Vivendi has also suggested it could restart an auction for its Brazilian phone operator GVT, which was suspended in March after failing to secure a suitable price. Home Etisalat, Vivendi extend Maroc Telecom deadline Previous ArticleTelecom Italia chief mulls resignation – reportsNext ArticleTelefonica slams Czech 4G auction rules Tim Ferguson Tags
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Vermont Business Magazine Nine student finalists representing high schools from Arizona, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Vermont match their skills in reciting classic and contemporary poetry in a contest for the title of 2018 Poetry Out Loud National Champion and a $20,000 award.Poetry Out Loud is a national initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the Poetry Foundation and the state arts agencies. More information about the 2018 National Finals is available here(link is external). Poetry Out Loud is on Twitter at @PoetryOutLoud and @NEAarts, #POL18. Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School). Courtesy photo.WHEN/WHERE: Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 pm–9:15 pm ET, Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC. The Poetry Out Loud National Finals are free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required. In addition, there will be a live, one-time only webcast at arts.gov(link is external).WHO: Hosted by poet and author Elizabeth Acevedo. Guest judges include Robert Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center at the Library of Congress; Lavina Jadhwani, Chicago-based theater director; Robin Coste Lewis, poet and National Book Award winner; Dawn Lundy Martin, poet and professor at the University of Pittsburgh; and Virgil Suárez, poet and professor of at Florida State University. The featured performer is musician Kaia Kater.2018 Poetry Out Loud National Finalists:Arizona State Champion Sophia Weinzinger (Coconino High School)Hawaii State Champion Nicholas Amador (Punahou School)Kentucky State Champion Kiara A. Jones (Elizabethtown High School)Massachusetts State Champion Xiadi Zhai (Boston Latin School)Nebraska State Champion Hope Stratman (V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School)North Dakota State Champion Maria Modi Tuya (Fargo North High School)Puerto Rico State Champion Matías Coss Hernández (University of Puerto Rico High School)South Carolina State Champion Janae Claxton (First Baptist School of Charleston)Vermont State Champion Vera Escaja-Heiss (South Burlington High School)
Green Mountain Power Corp,Vermont Business Magazine Green Mountain Power is preparing for possible outages as a winter storm rolls toward Vermont packing a one-two punch of high winds and heavy wet snow. Forecasters have advisories for strong winds up to 55 MPH along the western slopes of the Green Mountains starting this evening followed by wet snow on the eastern side of the Green Mountains.GMP’s field force is prepared to respond and will have additional resources to assist GMP’s internal crews if needed. Southern and central Vermont are expected to be at greatest risk for outages.“GMP wants customers to be alert to winter storm warnings and advisories by the National Weather Service,” said Mike Burke, GMP’s Chief of Field Operations. “Not only could this storm cause some outages, but forecasters tell us travel will likely also be treacherous. We urge safety on the roads, as accidents can also create outages to the customers we serve. We will have crews in place to respond if we have outages.”GMP is also reminding customers to be safe and stay away from any downed lines or trees. Customers can also report and track outage repairs by using GMP’s online Outage Center: outages.greenmountainpower.com(link is external).About Green Mountain PowerGreen Mountain Power (GMP) serves approximately 265,000 residential and business customers in Vermont and is partnering with them to improve lives and transform communities. GMP is focused on a new way of doing business to meet the needs of customers with integrated energy services that help people use less energy and save money, while continuing to generate clean, cost-effective and reliable power in Vermont. GMP was the only utility named to Fast Company’s 2018 list of Most Innovative Companies for Energy and is the first utility in the world to get a B Corp certification, meeting rigorous social, environmental, accountability and transparency standards and committing to use business as a force for good. J.D. Power’s 2018 rankings also put GMP among top utilities for customer satisfaction.Source: GMP 11.26.2018
Tipperary continue to dominate in the senior Munster Hurling Championship after overpowering Waterford yesterday in Semple Stadium.The win came after a quick turnaround following their defeat of Cork in Pairc Ui Chaoimh the previous week.The Premier County now have 2 weeks to recover and regroup in preparation to face Clare. Photo courtesy of Teneo Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy says there is plenty of work ahead of them.Tipperary need to keep up the intensity according to former Kilkenny hurler Tommy Walsh.