Nov 03 2017
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents from the San Juan field office are looking into the controversial deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report that emerged one day after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello canceled the contract.
But on a more controversial topic, Long slammed the $300 million no-bid contract in Puerto Rico warded to Whitefish Energy Holdings, a tiny Montana company. "We will certainly finish any work that PREPA wants us to complete and stand by our commitments knowing that we made an important contribution to the restoration of the power grid since our arrival on the island on October 2".
The FBI is now investigating this turn of events, reports the Wall Street Journal.
There is mounting pressure from both Democrats and Republicans in Congress for an explanation as to how Whitefish landed the contract, with the inspector general of the department of homeland security set to review the matter. On 26 September, Whitefish was handed a contract by the power utility to fix the electricity grid.
At the time the storm hit, Whitefish had only two full-time employees.
Blow for Man United as Jose Mourinho provides Paul Pogba injury update
They go to Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League but Mourinho said: "Nobody here thinks about another match than Benfica ".
Outrage Grows After Girl Denied Trophy for Winning Boys' Event
The MIAA and its member schools congratulate all golfers on their performance at the recent fall sectional team golf tournament. Not only did Nash post the best and lowest score but she won by four strokes, a convincing win in any golf tournament.
Gemma Collins falls down a hole during an awards show
I was watching you a little while ago! Collins did not appear to notice and slipped, taking a nasty tumble into the hole. Earlier in the night, Collins had a fall when she was presenting an award to the stars of Love Island for Best TV Show.
Whitefish is based in the hometown of Ryan Zinke, the secretary of the interior. The White House has also denied any impropriety.
Whitefish's contract was canceled Sunday amid increasing scrutiny of the contract's extremely generous terms, its restriction against government auditing of its "cost and profit elements" and the lack of approval by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, despite the contract stating that FEMA needed to sign off on the deal. FEMA said Friday that it had offered no such approval.
According to PREPA's Ramos, the terms of the contract stipulate that the cancellation of the contract with Whitefish become effective 30 days after notice.
Whitefish has said the contract was obtained properly, with chief executive Andy Techmanski claiming that "there are people out there on a witch hunt looking for something that does not exist".
The deal has been criticized by Puerto Rican officials and US federal authorities after details emerged that the terms of the deal had not been obtained through competitive public bidding.
Nov 03 2017
All signs point to Osweiler replacing Siemian as Denver Broncos QB
Broncos rookie tight-end Jake Butt returned to the practice field; Emmanuel Sanders and Todd Davis also practiced for the Broncos. Last season with the Houston Texans Osweiler started 14 games and went 8-6 as the starting quarterback.
Nov 02 2017
NTPC Explosion: Boiler blast claims 9 lives, injures 100
Rescue operations underway in close coordination with the District Administration.Over 1000 people work in this unit of NTPC. A National Disaster Response Force unit has been dispatched from Lucknow to assist in rescue operations.
Nov 01 2017
Rappers and Singers' Best Halloween Costumes of 2017
Kim Kardashian has already slayed in three separate costumes this year-and it isn't even Halloween yet. Did Kim K culturally appropriate? "At the end of the day, she's still the mother of his children".
Nov 01 2017
Apple Releases iOS 11.1 And macOS 10.13.1 To Fix KRACK
Beyond the merriment of new emoji to play with, iOS 11.1 delivers an important patch for the worrying Krack Wi-Fi vulnerability . It's been through many rounds of beta testing, too, so we sort of already knew that it was coming and what it might feature.
Nov 01 2017
New Far Cry 5 trailer is all about the co-op mode
All earned experience and inventory items, excluding quest-based items, will carry over after each co-op play session. A hilarious new Far Cry 5 trailer showed off a different look at the highly anticipated new chapter to the franchise.
Oct 29 2017
Surprising Short Runtime For Rajinikanth's 2.0
Before they could be released on streaming platforms, two of the film's three songs have been leaked, reports Indian Express . In the movie, Akshay will be essaying the role of a prime antagonist in the movie as an eccentric scientist named Richard.
Oct 29 2017
Steam Digital Gift Cards Now Available
And in the very unlikely event of the gift card being rejected, Steam will issue a full refund into your Steam Wallet. This isn't a problem in and of itself, but it does mean that non-Steam users are still tied to physical gift cards.
Oct 28 2017
Aaron Rodgers: Anthony Barr gave me the finger, "suck it" sign
That sound you just heard was hundreds of JS commenters deleting their latest Aaron Rodgers tirades. "Sometimes you exaggerate. Despite the league's non-punishment, Rodgers and Packers coach Mike McCarthy have chided Barr after the fact.
Oct 27 2017
Flu shots at the ready
In British Columbia , health-care workers must get the vaccine or wear a face mask during flu season. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Oct 25 2017
General Motors Company (GM) Backs Outlook As Q3 Earnings Top View
Franklin Parlapiano Turner & Welch LLC acquired a new position in General Motors during the 1st quarter valued at about $106,000. General Motors Company , launched on August 11, 2009, designs, builds and sells cars, trucks, crossovers and automobile parts.
Nov 03 2017Low supplies, refinery work bumping up local gas prices
Nov 02 2017Suspect sought after shooting at University of Utah
Nov 02 2017Tesla gives wishy-washy outlook for Model 3 production issues
Nov 01 2017Champions League: Wait over, Dele Alli wants to make most of return
Oct 30 2017Astros' Yuli Gurriel Suspended For Racist Gesture
Oct 29 2017Trump to declare opioids a public health emergency
Oct 28 2017WTA Finals: Caroline Garcia beats Caroline Wozniacki; Elina Svitolina beats Simona Halep
Oct 27 2017Indonesia fireworks factory disaster kills at least 47 people
Oct 27 2017National Park Service considering hiking entry fees at 17 parks
Oct 26 2017Microsoft kills Kinect, its motion control camera for Xbox and Windows
Nov 03 2017Probe of Trump-Russia links get strong support, poll finds
Nov 03 2017Trio in England squad for 1st time for Germany, Brazil games
Nov 02 2017Man arrested after 9 bodies, 2 severed heads found in Tokyo flat
Nov 01 2017All participants of global meeting on Syria arrive in Astana
Oct 31 2017IAEA has not requested new inspections, says Iran
Oct 31 2017Israel Neutralized A Terror Tunnel From Gaza Into Israel
Oct 30 2017Stars Turn Out for Chester Bennington Tribute by Linkin Park
Oct 30 2017Winx wins Cox Plate for third straight year
Oct 28 2017Singapore passport to have new design, additional security features
Oct 26 201714th National Take-Back Initiative
Oct 26 2017Laptop Found in Las Vegas Gunman's Hotel Room Missing Hard Drive
Oct 25 2017Two House Panels Launch Investigation Into FBI's 2016 Decisions