Average retail gasoline prices in Vermont have fallen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.90/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.93/g, according to gasoline price website VermontGasPrices.com.Including the change in gas prices in Vermont during the past week, prices yesterday were 70.6 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 1.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has increased 6.8 cents per gallon during the last month and stands 72.1 cents per gallon higher than this day a year ago.”Last week we saw a correction in oil and wholesale gasoline prices,” said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst. “With wholesale gasoline prices down as much as 30 cents per gallon since last Monday, I expect retail gasoline prices to fall as gasoline stations continue to sell through their more expensive inventory and buy cheaper supply, passing on lower prices to motorists.” DeHaan says that the correction in oil prices wasn’t much of a surprise, noting that fundamentals continue to show growing supply. “If the sentiment that ruled last week continues to weigh on traders, we could see the average price for gasoline drop across much of the country, just in time for Memorial Day weekend,” he adds.About VermontGasPrices.comGasBuddy.com operates over 200 live gasoline price-tracking websites, including VermontGasPrices.com. GasBuddy.com was named one of Time magazine’s 50 best websites and to PC World’s 100 most useful websites of 2008. Source: VermontGasPrices.com. 5.10.2010
Naomi Campbell British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been handed a six-month suspended prison sentence in Italy after she was found guilty of assaulting a Photo Journalist.Naomi was accused of scratching the eye of a Journalist, Gaetano Di Giovanni who took pictures of her in 2009.Gaetano Di Giovanni took pictures of the model and her former boyfriend, Russian billionaire Vladimir Doronin, in August 2009, the Daily Telegraph reports.Sources say Naomi intends to appeal with her lawyer Guido Carlo Alleva saying in a statement: “We are appealing the ruling surrounding the 2009 incident. ”Naomi is reported to have hit the photographer with her bag, scratching his eye in the incident.The photographer needed medical treatment following the incident and took three days to recover, the court heard.Although she reached an agreement with the snapper and he withdrew the charges, the Telegraph cites Italian news agency Ansa as saying that the prosecutor, Francesco Massara, ordered the trial to go ahead.He said it was in the public interest because of the serious nature of the charges.Campbell, 45, is known for her fiery temper – in 2007, she admitted to hurling her Blackberry smartphone at her housekeeper. She served a five-day community service sentence in New York City, paid a fine and completed an anger management course.She was accused of a similar attack on her assistant in Canada in 2000, but settled the case by paying an undisclosed sum and agreeing to seek treatment for her anger issues.