TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2020 /CNW/ – Today, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) announced new electricity prices for households and small businesses, effective November 1, under the Regulated Price Plan (RPP). The winter Time-of-Use (TOU) hours and the winter Tier threshold for residential customers, which were maintained for the summer 2020 period, will remain in effect on November 1.

The total bill for a typical residential customer who uses 700 kWh per month will increase by about $2.24 or 1.97%, after accounting for the bill relief provided by the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER), a total (pre-tax) bill credit that appears at the bottom of electricity bills. The Ontario government has increased that rebate from 31.8% to 33.2% effective November 1, 2020.

The new TOU prices set by the OEB for November 1, 2020 are shown in the table below. The table also shows the hours to which

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The three candidates for the District 6 seat on the Orleans Parish School Board have different ideas about what the board should prioritize. 

Business owner David Alvarez wants the board to work harder to ensure charter schools are transparent and accountable to the public they serve. 

Public school parent and college coach Erica Martinez wants to see stronger mental health services in schools, as she’s worked closely with students who have seen significant trauma.  

And Carlos Zervigon, a former teacher and charter school board member, wants to see changes in schools’ management of special education students, among other priorities. 

The candidates, all Democrats, are vying to represent a district that covers Uptown and parts of Central City, now held by longtime board member Woody Koppel. Early voting for the Nov. 3 race begins Friday and runs through Oct. 27. 


Alvarez, 48, has specific plans for everything from improving teacher

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Metro Denver voters will fill seven seats on the Regional Transportation District’s board in the Nov. 3 election — likely thrusting a mix of new and returning officials into arguably the least enviable positions in local government these days.

They will join a 15-member Board of Directors that is guiding the transit agency through its biggest crisis in decades, as the coronavirus pandemic has sent ridership plunging and blown sizable holes in its budget. The triage likely will continue well into the next term, even as board members and RTD officials, including incoming CEO and General Manager Debra Johnson, hope to map out new strategies to grow ridership. They also will need to weigh equity challenges and reckon with RTD’s unfulfilled rail promises in some parts of the district.

All the while, the agency is facing intense scrutiny from state officials, community leaders and an outside advisory committee that’s undertaking

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In a bid to enhance its shareholder value, the board of directors of Aon plc AON recently announced that it has hiked its cash dividend on outstanding Class A Ordinary Shares by 5% to 46 cents per share. Shareholders of record on Nov 2, 2020 will receive the meatier dividend on Nov 13, 2020.

This follows the 10% increase in dividend of 44 cents per share approved in the second quarter of 2019. This year will be the 9th consecutive annual dividend increases by Aon.

The insurance broker took this initiative as its buyout of Willis Towers Watson Public Limited Company WLTW remains pending. The deal is expected to close in the first half of 2021.

The company’s track record of disbursing capital appears impressive to investors. However, given the COVID-19-led uncertainty, it deferred its share buyback plan, which is why its bottom line will be bereft of the cushion

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Breaking up the Ordnance Factory Board into individual factories will not be a sustainable exercise due to the existing work division structures and interdependence of units for weapons and ammunition manufacturing.

“ We need to ensure that the war reserve capacities created are retained and not closed due to economic considerations. Secondly due to uncertainties of work load, sustenance of some of the factories might be difficult, these highly specialised factories cannot work alone on profit motives,” SK Chourasia former Director General Ordnance Factories and Chairman of Ordnance Factory Board told BusinessLine. In September, the Centre constituted an Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM), headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, to oversee the entire process of the corporatisation of the OFB. The EGoM will also deliberate on the transition support and redeployment plan of employees while safeguarding their wages and retirement benefits. The Terms of Reference of the Empowered Group

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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) – Small businesses and nonprofits in Pulaski County have another chance to apply for COVID-19 recovery grants.

a car parked in a parking lot: The grant will provide an additional $125,000 to help Pulaski County small businesses with their response to COVID-19.

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The grant will provide an additional $125,000 to help Pulaski County small businesses with their response to COVID-19.

Funding is available through the Pulaski County Small Business Recovery Grant Program from the CARES Act.

The board of supervisors is providing an additional $125,000 to provide 25 more grants, worth $5,000 each to local small businesses.

The county has already allocated two rounds of funding to help small businesses, and now they’re looking to more economic recovery.

“We think it is very important to help keep our small businesses up and running. Very often businesses run by local people and they’re the real heart of and life blood of a local economy, so we want to make sure those local businesses survive this downturn and growing and

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A Regeneron executive and one of its directors sold $1 million worth of stocks two days after President Donald Trump announced he was taking their therapeutic, recent filings from the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal.

Last Friday night, the White House announced that as part of Trump’s treatment for coronavirus, he had received Regeneron’s experimental antibody cocktail that has not passed formal trials or been approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

One day later, the president appeared in a video posted to his Twitter account about his treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“They gave me Regeneron,” he said, saying the company name instead of the treatment’s name, REGN-COV2. “It was like, unbelievable. I felt good immediately. I felt as good three days ago as I do now.”

At another point in the video he said that the therapeutics he was given were “miracles…we have things happening

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Dwane Casey’s takeaways from Detroit Pistons bubble workouts



Detroit Pistons owner and Platinum Equity Tom Gores stepped down from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Board of Trustees on Thursday night, following pressure from activists over his investment firm’s ownership of a prison telephone company.

In 2017, Platinum Equity acquired Securus — a company that operates private telephone systems in all 50 states for more than a million prisoners. Gores’ involvement in the prison telecom industry has been met with criticism by various activists, and came to a head in September.

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Last month, two Civil Rights non-profit groups, Colors of

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The Nov. 3 general election is less than a month away and, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, some voters in Howard County have already received their mail-in ballots.

This week, the Howard County Times/Columbia Flier is publishing the answers to a questionnaire sent to every Board of Education candidate in the five district races. Today’s answers are from Antonia Barkley Watts — one of the candidates running in District 2.

Watts, 39, handily won the District 2 primary with 56% of the vote, while Larry Pretlow II, 30, narrowly edged out James Cecil to advance to the general election.

In late September, Pretlow announced the suspension of his campaign in a social media post, although the deadline to remove his name from the ballot had passed. However, about a week later, Pretlow resumed his campaign with an announcement on his website.

“My supporters have spoken, and we are

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Steel City Capital, LP announced today that it has issued a public letter to the Board of Directors of TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE: TCP) regarding TC Energy Corporation’s (TSX: TRP) potential purchase of TC Pipelines’ outstanding public units. The full text of the letter follows.

October 7, 2020

Board of Directors
TC Pipelines, LP
700 Louisiana Street
Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002

Dear Members of the Board:

Steel City Capital, LP (the “Partnership”) is a value-oriented investment partnership that seeks to acquire interests in high-quality businesses that are trading substantially below their intrinsic value. In TC Pipelines, LP (NYSE: TCP), we have found a business characterized by a high degree of cash flow visibility and stability, strong investment-grade counterparties, and an attractive valuation. For these reasons, the Partnership counts TCP among its top holdings.

I am writing to communicate my objection to TC Energy Corporation’s (TSX:

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