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 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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LSE Expected to Approve Borsa Sale to Euronext on Thursday: Sources | Investing News

MILAN (Reuters) – The board of the London Stock Exchange

is expected to approve on Thursday a binding offer by pan-European bourse operator Euronext

for the Milan stock exchange, three sources familiar with the matter said.

LSE entered exclusive talks with Euronext last month, after the Paris bourse owner saw off competition from Deutsche Boerse

and Swiss rival SIX for Borsa Italiana.

LSE is selling Borsa as part of regulatory remedies to see through its $27 billion purchase of data provider Refinitiv, which is 45% owned by Thomson Reuters
, the parent company of Reuters News.

The sale of Borsa, which is contingent on the Refinitiv deal going through, is politically sensitive in Italy due to Borsa’s ownership of MTS, the bond platform which handles trading of Italy’s 2.1 trillion euro ($2.5 trillion) government bonds.

To secure the backing of the Rome government, Euronext has teamed up with state agency

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Glass Fire rips through more of Wine Country Thursday night

Firefighters stood guard outside some of the country’s most renowned vineyards and the homes that surround them Thursday night as the Glass Fire continued to encroach on the communities of Calistoga and St. Helena — the heart of California’s famed Wine Country.

The blaze had engulfed 60,148 acres by Friday morning, burning most actively in the hills north of Calistoga and east of St. Helena. At least one home outside St. Helena was among the 220 residences to have burned down. A house on the 1300 block of Tucker Road was “fully involved,” late Thursday night according to Cal Fire, and had flames jetting out windows of both its two stories.

  • CALISTOGA, CA – OCTOBER 2: Firefighters battle a fire at a home along Tucker Road in Calistoga, Calif., on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. The Glass Fire, already the fifth largest of the 23 major fires burning in the state,

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10 displaced in Thursday morning duplex fire in Racine | Local News

RACINE — An early Thursday morning blaze displaced three adults and seven children from a Franklin Street duplex, the Racine Fire Department reported. No injuries were reported.

The American Red Cross is helping the occupants find temporary housing while repairs to the upper/lower duplex-styled dwelling are made. The building had working smoke detectors, fire officials said. Damage is estimated at $20,000.

Fire crews were dispatched at 2:57 a.m. to the residence at 1709 Franklin St.

“The first-floor occupant called 911 after smelling and seeing fire coming from her kitchen,” said Fire Department Lt. Scott Sorce. “She quickly woke up her children, exited the building and alerted the second-floor occupant. Fire crews arrived finding moderate smoke coming from the first floor. A quick fire attach was made, containing

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