Sugarbush Acquires Blue Tooth and adds World Cup Freestyle Skier Babic

first_imgSugarbush Resort announced that it has acquired the Blue Tooth, a Warren restaurant and bar located on the Sugarbush Access Road.Formerly owned and operated by Hobs Moyer for more than 20 years, the Blue Tooth was built by Tom Storrs in 1963. Once named one of the top ten ski resort nightclubs in the country, the Blue Tooth has a rich history as part of the Mad River Valley apres-ski scene of the 1960’s through 1980’s.According to Sugarbush president and general manager Bob Ackland, the resort plans to add “new life” to the restaurant without making large changes in the immediate future. Sugarbush’s acquisition of the property is intended to provide more diversity for on-mountain entertainment.“We plan to make small but noticeable changes immediately,” said Ackland. “A new menu was created and we will continue with the tradition of casual dining. We’ll also continue with the apres-ski traditions that made the Blue Tooth famous—free popcorn and hot soup as well as live music.”Sugarbush Resort is also pleased to announce that it has added World Cup Freestyle Skier David Babic to its corps of Sugarbush Ambassadors. Babic, a native of Washington, Vermont, is a member of the 2003 U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. He appears in the new Warren Miller film, “Storm.” As a member of the Sugarbush Celebrity Ambassador Team, Babic will make appearances at Sugarbush between competitions in the U.S. and abroad.In his first World Cup competition of the season in Tignes, France, Babic placed sixth overall. He qualified for the event’s finals with a run that included an off-axis 720 on the bottom jump. In the finals, Babic was one of only two skiers to perform a newly allowed off-axis jump in competition. According to Babic, “I stomped the landing and the crowd erupted. This 6th place finish in my first competition of the season was a welcome result after intensive off-season preparation.” Babic now looks forward to competitions in Italy and Finland. “I am proud and thrilled to represent Sugarbush and Vermont as I compete on the World Cup Circuit,” Babic noted.“David Babic will be a wonderful addition to our already spectacular team of Ambassadors,” noted Sugarbush President Bob Ackland. “We look forward to his visits to the resort. David will present clinics which our guests can attend. He’ll also perform some of his stunning big air moves live for our guests. This harks back to Sugarbush’s glory days when Stein Eriksen would perform his trademark aerial somersaults right behind the base lodge.”last_img read more

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Other Sports Mary Kom, Nikhat Zareen headed for possible semifinal bout; 10 Indians assured of medals

first_img“We have at least a couple of Indian boxers in each category and the competition is very close. It will be a very interesting tournament and the exposure for the boxers will stand them in good stead ahead of the World Championships,” Raffaele Bergamasco, the Performance Director of Indian women’s boxing, said.Men’s 52kg and 56kg categories have at least three Indian medal hopes. In 56kg, while Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht, Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Mohammed Hussamuddin and World Championships bronze medallist Gaurav Bidhuri will be vying for a podium finish, while in 52kg Panghal, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki and GeeBee Boxing tournament bronze medallist Sachin Siwach will be aiming for top honours.”We have World Championships medallist in Gaurav Bidhuri in 56kg, Hussamuddin has done really well and Kavinder just won the silver at the Asian Championships. In 52kg, Solanki just won a gold in Poland while Amit and Sachin are there. Each of them is competing against each other.”So it will be a tough competition within the countrymen as well as with the foreign boxers. It will be a great experience for the boxers with such high level of competition,” India’s chief performance director said. Meanwhile, Nikhat Zareen recently finished with bronze medal at Asian Boxing Championship. Further, Nikhat is in top form and is eyeing for Olympic spot and India’s boxing sensation Mary Kom will have a tough competition in the same category. (With Inputs: PTI) For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Six-time world champion Mary Kom may have a possible semi-final face-off with Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in 51kg in the second Indian Open boxing tournament, which got underway here Monday. As per the draw, released on Sunday, Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) could have a hassle-free route to the final, where he is likely to take on Asian Games silver medallist Rogen Siaga Ladon of Philippines.As many as 10 Indian boxers are already confirmed of a medal each with six in men and four in women entering the semi-finals straightaway because of the smaller size of the draw.Brijesh Yadav and Sanjay are already in the 81kg semi-finals, and so are Naman Tanwar and Sanjeet in 91kg while Satish Kumar and Atul Thakur are in +91kg. In women’s boxing, Lovlina Borgohain and Anjali are already assured of medals in 69kg while Bhagyabati Kachari and Saweety Boora are through to the last-four in 75kg by virtue of a first round bye.last_img read more

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‘Green Machine’ shifts focus to Trinidad – Staglon praised Barbados’ growth in Rugby

first_imgFOLLOWING their 34 – 26 win against Barbados on Saturday, Richard Staglon, vice-captain of the ‘Green Machine’, believes that while the game was tough, his side will now shift their attention to facing arch rivals Trinidad and Tobago on June 10 at the National Park.Guyana made a successful start to their Rugby Americas North (RAN) South Zone 15’s title with another impressive win against Barbados, but Staglon told Chronicle Sport that it was not as easy as the score-line would suggest.Staglon was the star of the day, scoring three tries, while Vallon Adams had two tries and Ahmad Isaacs scored a try on his debut. Rickford Cummings scored two conversions.The last time the two sides faced each other, Guyana hammered Barbados 48 – 17, but, this time around, Staglon explained that the ‘Bajan’ ruggers were well prepared, as well as Guyana entering the game a little bombastic.However, the player many consider as the back bone of Guyana’s rugby, believes that the result is good for the sport and it shows growth on the part of Barbados.At half time, Staglon said the score was 10 – 10, with Barbados making the game difficult for their visiting counterparts, while some bad handling of the ball didn’t help Guyana’s cause.“The guys thought the game would’ve been easy, but Barbados really surprised us, but that’s good for the sport. I was happy with the way they (Barbados) came together and really brought the game to us” Staglon said, but also explained that Guyana showed their superiority and regained control of the game.Staglon praised debutant Isaacs, whom he said had a solid run and certainly cemented his place in Guyana’s Rugby programme, as the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) look to expand their pool of players in preparation of a busy international season.“We went up 34 points, then they scored a couple points when we made a couple changes and we took our foot off the pedal. I think we’re in good shape right now…that game puts us in a good place to face Trinidad” Staglon said.Guyana is acknowledged by many as the most feared Rugby team in the Caribbean, more so in the game’s shortest version – sevens. However, in the 15’s format, they have made some historical strides, with their victory 30 – 27 against the USA (South) in 2014 to win their maiden NACRA (now known as RAN) 15’s title in Atlanta being their biggest achievement yet.In both 7’s and 15’s, Trinidad remains Guyana’s toughest opposition and while Guyana did defeat them 23 – 18 last year to win their RAN South Zone 15’s title, Staglon was adamant that this time around, he’s expecting an even closer game.“I think coming up against Trinidad, which will be a tough game, it will boil down to the conditions on the day” said Staglon.‘We would like to play wide against Trinidad and play a lot of open Rugby, but then it depends on the conditions on the day of the game. We would like to play wide, play to our strengths (speed) and get them running” said Staglon who plays his rugby in Trinidad and Tobago along with a number of his teammates on the ‘Green Machine’.last_img read more

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Accused Blythe Street gangster arrested in 2006 nail clipper stabbing

first_img But Martinez said Alma Alvarez was violating a gang code by fighting with someone who was with child. “The gang code is that you don’t fight with anyone when they are with their kids,” he said. “It’s not considered manly. With girls, they’re supposed to follow the same guidelines.” Police arrested Alvarez on Blythe Street near her home. She was being held at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood with bail set at $540,000. Detectives connected Alvarez with an October 2006 nail clipper stabbing after hearing that “Flaca” was involved. Detectives re-interviewed the victim, who has since recovered from cuts to her face and arm, and she identified Alvarez in a photo array as the suspect in the attack, Martinez said. The suspect apparently extended the nail file on the clipper to use as a knife, Martinez said. Her cousin, Catalina was held on narcotics related charges. A man identified as Jorge Larios, 31, also an accused Blythe Street gangster, was arrested on a misdemeanor gang injunction violation. Blythe Street was the first gang to be targeted by the Los Angeles City Attorney in an injunction barring members from associating with each other, among other things, in the 90s. ——————————— For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PANORAMA CITY – An accused female member of the Blythe Street gang has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a 2006 nail clipper stabbing of a 17-year-old girl in a beef over a boy, police said this morning. The woman, identified as Alma “Flaca” Alvarez, 19, was arrested on Labor Day, after she had been fighting with a former schoolmate who was three months pregnant and was shopping for clothes for her baby at a store in the 9800 block of Van Nuys Boulevard, said Los Angeles Police Detective Marc Martinez. The fight started inside the store and spilled outside, Martinez said. Alvarez’s cousin, Catalina, also 19, noticed the woman was pregnant and tried to stop Alma from fighting with her. But Alma got mad and punched Catalina to try to prevent her from interfering, police said. There were no serious injuries. The baby and the mother, who suffered bruises, were fine, said Martinez.last_img read more

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