Thursday deadline to register for lottery

Sara-Megan Walsh
 
| The Ledger

LAKELAND — Those interested in buying one of Lakeland’s beloved feathered icons have until Thursday evening to register for the city’s swan sale. 

City officials set a deadline of 5 p.m. Thursday for interested purchasers to register online at www.lakelandgov.net/swansale. Lakeland will put 36 young mute swans up for sale to reduce the overpopulation on Lake Morton. 

Kevin Cook, the city’s spokesman, previously told The Ledger the city has received widespread interest from potential buyers from the City of New Port Richie to as far away as Canada. There will be a limit of two swans per purchase starting in male-female pairs, though mates are not guaranteed. 

An electronic lottery will be held Friday, after which Lakeland employees will reach out to those selected to confirm they are still interested in purchasing a swan. The city must receive full payment of $400 per bird by

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Engie Pushes Back Deadline for Sale of Suez Stake to Veolia

(Bloomberg) — Engie SA pushed back the deadline for accepting Veolia Environnement SA’s 3.4 billion-euro ($4 billion) bid for most of its stake in Suez SA, though there were limited signs the delay would ease the tensions between the French corporate giants.



a sign on the side of a building: An Engie SA logo sits on display at the French energy giant’s Crigen gas, new energy and emerging technology research and development center in Stains, France, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Veolia Environnement SA last month offered to buy 29.9% of Suez SA from French utility Engie for 2.9 billion euros ($3.4 billion), the first step to taking full control.


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An Engie SA logo sits on display at the French energy giant’s Crigen gas, new energy and emerging technology research and development center in Stains, France, on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020. Veolia Environnement SA last month offered to buy 29.9% of Suez SA from French utility Engie for 2.9 billion euros ($3.4 billion), the first step to taking full control.

The extension to Oct. 5 gives Veolia extra time to formalize talks with Suez, potentially allowing for a smoother acquisition. But Suez has shown scant inclination to engage in discussions, saying Thursday it backed an alternative approach from private equity firm Ardian SAS — one that

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