Merchants Bancshares Inc Declares Dividend, Election of Danaher as New Bank DirectorSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT-Merchants Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBVT), the parent company of Merchants Bank, has announced that its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 28 cents per share, payable August 21, 2008, to shareholders of record as of August 7, 2008. Merchants plans to release earnings on or about July 30, 2008.Mr. Michael Tuttle, Merchants’ President and Chief Executive Officer; and Ms. Janet Spitler, Merchants’ Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call to discuss these earnings results at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, August 1, 2008. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing (888) 428-4480; the title of the call is Earnings Release Conference Call for Merchants Bancshares, Inc. Participants are asked to call a few minutes prior to register. A replay will be available until noon on Friday, August 8, 2008. The U.S. replay dial-in telephone number is (800) 475-6701. The international replay telephone number is (320) 365-3844. The replay access code for both replay telephone numbers is 902417.Merchants also announced today the election, effective August 21, 2008, of the newest member of Merchants Bank’s Board of Directors, Karen Danaher, CPA, PFS of Danaher, Attig & Plante PLC, a South Burlington-based accounting firm.Vermont Matters! The continuing mission of Merchants Bank is to provide Vermonters with a state-wide community bank that blends a strong technology platform with a genuine appreciation for local markets. Merchants Bank fulfills this commitment through a branch-based system that includes 36 community bank offices and 44 ATMs throughout Vermont, Personal Bankers dedicated to top-quality customer service and streamlined solutions, including: Personal Checking and Savings with Free Checking for Life(r), CashRewards CheckingSM, a low-cost Money Market Account, Free Online Banking and Bill Pay, Overdraft Coverage, Direct Deposit, Free Debit Card and Free Automated Phone Banking; Business Banking with Rewards Checking for Business, Business Online Banking and Bill Pay, Business Lines of Credit and Merchant Card Processing; Small Business Loans; Health Savings Accounts; Credit Cards; Flexible Certificates of Deposit; Vehicle Loans; Home Equity Credit; and Home Mortgages. Visit mbvt.com for more information. Merchants’ stock is traded on the NASDAQ National Market system under the symbol MBVT. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.Some of the statements contained in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements relate to expectations, beliefs, projections, future plans and strategies, anticipated events or trends and similar expressions concerning matters that are not historical facts. The forward-looking statements reflect Merchants’ current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause Merchants’ actual results to differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are, in some cases, beyond Merchants’ control and which could materially affect actual results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include changes in general economic conditions in Vermont, changes in interest rates, changes in competitive product and pricing pressures among financial institutions within Merchants’ markets, and changes in the financial condition of Merchants’ borrowers. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent Merchants’ judgment as of the date of this release, and Merchants cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. For further information, please refer to Merchants’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.###
Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded a large survey to be acquired in South America, starting in the fourth quarter of 2019. This is Shearwater’s third contract in as many days. Amazon Warrior; Source: ShearwaterThe six-month project covers approximately 8,500 sq. km and will be acquired by the Amazon Warrior vessel, using 14-streamers and Flexisource triple source.The Amazon Warrior is equipped with a Qmarine streamer system and has been working offshore Brazil since March 2019.“The Amazon Warrior has proven to be a powerful and effective seismic vessel in Brazil,” said Irene Waage Basili, the CEO of Shearwater GeoServices.“We are very excited to see the vessel remaining in South America and adding to the large volume of high quality 3D data acquired since its arrival there. This award further strengthens a growing Shearwater backlog.”The Amazon Warrior is designed, in its entirety, for the purpose of high-capacity seismic acquisition. It is one of two Amazon class vessels in Shearwater’s fleet. It is equipped for world-wide operations ranging from harsh arctic environments, to South Atlantic conditions where the unique vessel design enables low noise data to be acquired through an extended operational window.This is the third contract to be announced by Shearwater this week.On Monday, Shearwater said it had been awarded a seismic acquisition and depth processing contract by Turkish national oil and gas company TPAO.On Tuesday, the company revealed it had been awarded a master services agreement by Lundin Norway and new Isometrix seismic acquisition projects for Lundin and Spirit Energy Norway in the Barents Sea off Norway.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.
Angels star Mike Trout, sidelined since Sunday with what’s been described as a “small strain” in his right calf, is expecting to return to LA’s lineup Thursday.“I feel good,” Trout told reporters before Wednesday’s 11-2 loss to the Astros (via the Orange County Register). “I feel fine. Just being cautious. I think I’ll be available to hit tonight, and I should be fine to play tomorrow.” MLB trade news: Athletics acquire pitcher Homer Bailey from Royals Noah Syndergaard addresses trade rumors, says he loves being with Mets Angels manager Brad Ausmus wouldn’t be quite as definitive Wednesday.“We’re going to get him evaluated again when the doctors get in here, and hopefully he’ll be able to go tomorrow full bore,” Ausmus told reporters. “But I can’t swear to that.” Related News Trout left Sunday’s game against the Mariners after the second inning and underwent an MRI exam Monday that showed a small strain in his right calf, the team announced. He has been listed as day-to-day since. Mike Trout underwent an MRI this afternoon that revealed a small strain of his right calf. He remains day-to-day.— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 16, 2019″Calves are tough,” he said of treating the issue with caution. “You want it to be one or two days and not six weeks.”Trout, 27, has an AL-best 30 home runs as well as 73 RBIs while slashing .306/.456/.668 in building a case to win his third MVP award. He entered Sunday’s game on a tear, even by his elevated standards: He was hitting .429 with eight homers and 18 RBIs over his last seven games.Mike Trout of the @Angels has 8 HR & 18 RBI over his last 7 games including today.He’s the 6th player in AL history to reach those numbers over a 7-game span, along with Babe Ruth (1930), Hank Greenberg (1938), Don Mattingly (1987), Manny Ramirez (1998) & Josh Hamilton (2012).— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) July 14, 2019The Angels are 50-47 after Wednesday’s loss to the Astros. Los Angeles, which closes a four-game set against Houston (60-37) on Thursday, is 5 1/2 games out of the second AL wild card and 10 games back of the first-place Astros in the AL West.