November 2010 Roundup

In savory recipes, Bison & Butternut Squash Chili from A Good Appetite, Southern Buttermilk Biscuits from Annarasa, Nigella’s Spanish Chicken with Chorizo and Potatoes from Annes Kitchen, Spinoccoli Pizza, Spinach Artichoke Dip, and Sweet Potatoes with Sage Butter Crumb Topping from Annie’s Eats, Beer-Braised Chicken with Sriracha from Appetite for China, Spicy Mole 3 Bean Chili from Apple & Spice, Cheesy Chicken Spinach Soup from Ask Ms Recipe, Greek-Style Turkey Burgers and Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs from The Baking Beauties, Creamy Leeks from Behind the Skillet, Sushi-Bowl from Betty’s Bites, Thomas Keller’s Roast Chicken from Big, Bold, Beautiful Food, Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin from Big City Cooking, Asiago and Parmesan Cheese Dip from Bite Me New England, Sweet and Spicy Glazed Chicken Thighs with Scallion Rice from Blackboard Kitchen, Make Your Own McRib from Blog on a Toothpick, Lobster Risotto with Lemon and Mascarpone from BrokeAss Gourmet, Broccoli, Brown Rice & Cheddar Casserole from Cafe Cyan, Rice Cooker Mushroom Risotto from Ceci n’est pas un food blog, Sweet Potato and Date Chicken Tagine from Chefdruck Musings, Pork and Poblano Tamale Pie from Chewing the Fat, Cha Gio (Vietnamese Imperial Rolls) from The Chocolate Bunny, Root Vegetable Risotto from City Satiety, Tacos al Pastor from Confections of a Foodie Bride, Bavarian Style Chanterelle Cream of Mushroom Soup (Pfifferlingcremesuppe) from Cooking with Rosie, Beetroot Burgers from The Creative Pot, French Bread Rolls from Dine and Dish, Quinoa, Leek and Corn Chowder from Eating Bird Food, Spiced Lamb Steaks with a Warm Moroccan Couscous Salad from The English Kitchen, Cheddar and Chive Beignets from Evil Shenanigans, Thanksgiving Squash Soup from Food and Things, Turkey Cocktail Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Glaze from Food Wishes, Gnocchi with Mizithra in Brown Butter & Sage from girlichef, Creamy Leek Soup with Ham from Home with Mandy, Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Cider Sauce from KitchenDaily, Turkey Dinner Pasties from Mama with Flavor, and Slow-Cooker Bacon Jam from Stirring the Pot.

In sweet recipes, Cardamom Cupcakes with Masala Chai Frosting from alpineberry, Jeanette’s Caramel Corn from And Now for Something Completely Delicious, Snickerdoodle Cupcakes from Annie’s Eats, Quick Fix Microwave Brownie from Art of Dessert, Panna Cotta alla Melagrana (Pomegranate Panna Cotta) from bell’alimento, Harvey Wallbanger Cake from Bite Me New England, Banana Butter Rum Pudding from Cheeky Kitchen, Strawberry Clafoutis from Entertaining Made Easy, Spiced Sweet Potato Bundt with Brown Sugar Icing from The Food Librarian, Pig Candy (Bacon Peanut Brittle) from Former Chef, and Bacon Fudge with Bacon-Caramel Shards from girlichef.

Met Life shut out of public offering. (bond offering of Carolina Power and Light Co.) here met life dental

National Underwriter Life & Health-Financial Services Edition May 1, 1989 | Ness, Immanuel Met Life Shut Out Of Public Offering Metropolitan Life confirmed that it had attempted to directly participate in a $100 million bond offering of Carolina Power & Light Co. The insurer’s bidding, however, was reportedly thwarted by four Wall Street investment banking firms who were seeking to prevent such unprecedented competition.

If Met Life’s bid had been accepted, it would have become the first insurance company to compete directly with major investment banks in bidding for an offering that would otherwise be sold to the public. Met would have bought the whole issue for itself.

Under the proposed arrangement, the insurer would have received investor safeguards that would not have been available to bonds sold publicly.

These safeguards included protection against changes of ownership in Carolina Power, based in Raleigh, N.C. Since Met Life incurred a $40 million loss late last year in the value of its RJR Nabisco bonds when the company was taken over in a leveraged buyout, it has been seeking investor safeguards to prevent similar bond losses. In the RJR takeover, Met Life also faced the possibility of seeing its entire $340 million RJR holdings turned into junk bonds, Met Life said that Carolina Power had informed it an hour before bidding was to begin on April 18, that its bid would not be accepted.

The Wall Street Journal reported that Met Life was forced out of contention for the bond issue as a result of pressure from securities firms that had disapproved of the insurer’s competition. The firms included Morgan Stanley & Co., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Merrill Lynch & Co. and Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. go to website met life dental

“We understand the securities firms felt that the change of control provision included under the terms of the issue on which we were bidding would not be acceptable in a publicly distributed issue,” said Met Life, in a prepared statement.

Insurers are prohibited from selling stocks and bonds to the public, but they are permitted to purchase new offerings for their own accounts through private placements.

Met Life said that it will consider doing transactions of a similar nature in the future.

“We’re certainly willing to purchase direct 415 issues that present a good opportunity for us and that fit our investment parameters and portfolio needs,” said Robert E. Chappell, executive vice president of Metropolitan. “Metropolitan has an ongoing program of understanding and anticipating the financial needs of its customers, and we viewed this as an opportunity that could benefit both parties in the transaction.” SEC rule 415 is a registered security or bond.

The two-year issue of Carolina Power first mortgage bonds was finally won by a group of securities firms led by Morgan Stanley.

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