1492 voyage was backed by the rulers of (A) Italy; (B) Spain; (C) Portugal.
Despite his deep regard for Columbus's accomplishments, Las Casas viewed him as the embodiment of Spanish policy towards overseas expansion and particularly treatment of Native Americans.
Instead, he gained access to some of the fundamental documents from Columbus's four voyages to the New World.
He commissioned a new translation of a summary of Columbus's lost log written by a 16th-century priest.
The 16th-century abstract of Columbus's log gives the general directions and distances he traveled after the initial landing to four other islands before going on to Cuba.
Columbus expects to liquidate the amounts held in its trust account, which consist of proceeds from the Columbus's initial public offering, together with the deferred portion of the underwriter's discount and commission and interest (net of applicable taxes).
Such forward-looking statements, based upon the current beliefs and expectations of Columbus's management, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements.
All of Columbus' directors, executive officers and their affiliates are expected to vote their shares in favor of the Extension Amendments.
Columbus' initial public offering was declared effective May 18, 2007 and was consummated on May 21, 2007, resulting in net proceeds of approximately $109.
The IDE merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including (a) approval by Columbus stockholders of the acquisition of IDE pursuant to the merger agreement, (b) approval by Columbus stockholders of certain amendments to the certificate of incorporation of Columbus and (c) fewer than 30% of the shares of Columbus Common Stock issued in Columbus'
initial public offering voting against the merger and demanding a cash conversion of their shares in accordance with Columbus'
amended and restated certificate of incorporation.
The former Radisson Airport Hotel and Conference Center is Columbus's
new "hotspot," just minutes from downtown Columbus, Easton Town Center and Ohio State University.
Says JAG Executive Director and founder Ray Eubanks, "Bill will be an invaluable resource to JAG, both personally and as the chief operating officer of one of Columbus's
most successful global companies.