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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CUInsight Minute with Lauren Culp – November 13, 2020

first_imgWelcome to the CUInsight Minute, sixty seconds from our Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp with our favorite reads from the week.Mentioned:What CUs can expect under President-Elect Bidenby DAN BERGER, NAFCUIn a hotly contested election, former Vice President Joe Biden has been elected by the American people to serve as the next President of the United States. With the lame duck session now underway, NAFCU remains committed to supporting credit unions and championing their needs at the federal level. While President-elect Joe Biden begins his transition to the White House, NAFCU is hitting the ground running to ensure policymakers are well informed of the benefits credit unions provide their members and local communities. (read more)Thoughts and perspectives on this year’s Veterans Dayby ANTHONY HERNANDEZ, DEFENSE CREDIT UNION COUNCILFirst: A heartfelt “THANK YOU” to all our veterans who sacrifice their lives and livelihoods so that the rest of us can live our lives as free citizens in our great nation. Military life is like no other. It is the willingness to endure many personal and family hardships while knowing that one day the ultimate sacrifice may be needed to protect our common ideals. For this willingness to serve, we should all be thankful. (read more)Why we serveby JOHN BRODA, ARMED FORCES FINANCIAL NETWORKIn November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.” (read more)CUInsight Mini-Con: RefuelNovember 18, 2020, 1pm ESTAfter a tough and turbulent year, looking to the future is critical – but many leaders are experiencing new levels of burnout and fatigue. In this first event of the Mini-Con Series brought to you by CUInsight, our focus is REFUEL. Perfect for leaders of all organizations in the credit union community, you’ll walk away from this virtual event inspired with brainfood, interaction, and tools to reset, and re-energize for the road ahead in 2021. Bring a colleague, and join us as together we take a breath and refuel for the coming year. (read more) ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lauren Culp Lauren Culp is the Publisher & CEO at leads the growing team at CUInsight, works with organizations serving credit unions to maximize their brand and exposure, connects … Web: Detailslast_img read more

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First Dutch single-fuel LNG ferries arrive at Den Helder

first_imgNew Rederij Doeksen LNG vessels on board the MS Sun RiseTwo new Rederij Doeksen LNG-powered catamarans have arrived on board the heavy lift vessel MS Sun Rise.Dutch ferry operator Rederij Doeksen said on Monday that it expected the vessel to arrive at the Den Helder harbor in The Netherlands on May 27.The two LNG catamarans left the shipyard at Vung Tau, Vietnam, on March 8. The company added that the vessels would be inspected on Tuesday, May 28. The catamarans will be towed to Harlingen, where the remaining work will be done at the Nesta Shipping Company.Current AIS data for the MS Sun Rise confirms that the heavy lift vessel has arrived at the Den Helder harbor.According to Rederij Doeksen, it is not possible to set an exact date and time for arrival in Harlingen due to the uncertain weather conditions and water levels. The company hopes the vessels would be moved to Harlingen on Wednesday evening, May 29.It is worth noting that the two catamarans are the first single fuel LNG ferries in The Netherlands and the first ships in the world, with single fuel LNG engines directly driving a fixed propeller.In 2016 Rederij Doeksen commissioned the Australian shipbuilder Strategic Marine to build two new LNG catamarans which will operate on the Wadden Sea to and from the Terschelling and Vlieland islands.Dutch design agency Vripack was responsible for the design of both the interior and exterior of the vessels.last_img read more

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Moko’s death shows law a ‘mess’

first_imgRotorua Daily Post 4 May 2016Family First Comment: It is disgraceful that our justice system is designed in such a way that prosecutors go for a lower charge in order to guarantee a conviction. Shameful.Manslaughter convictions for the carers of a horrifically abused Taupo toddler show New Zealand’s homicide laws are a complete mess and a ground-up review is needed, a law expert says.Moko Rangitoheriri, 3, was assaulted over a two-month period in Taupo after his mother left him with a couple while she was in Auckland looking after another child in Starship hospital.Tania Shailer, 26, and David William Haerewa, 43, pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges on Monday in the High Court at Rotorua on what was supposed to be the first day of their murder trial.The pair tortured the child by kicking him, stomping on him and slapping him. They rubbed his own faeces in his face. He was eventually beaten to the point where he suffered facial swelling, internal bleeding, septic shock from his leaking bowel and swelling of the brain.Moko was left for four days suffering those injuries before the couple rang 111, saying he had fallen off a wood pile.Canterbury University law professor Chris Gallavin is calling on the Law Commission to consider different degrees of murder for cases like this.“New Zealand homicide laws are a complete mess, a total basketcase,” he said.“They need a review right from the ground up.”The Sensible Sentencing Trust also slammed the Crown’s decision to not pursue murder charges, with founder Garth McVicar saying plea bargaining was becoming a problem in the justice system.“This was Nia Glassie and the Kahui twins all rolled into one.”READ MORE: read more

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Covid-19: Welbeck donates £10,000 to maternal home Ghana

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Danny Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the coronavirus.The Watford striker, who is of Ghanian descent, has paid for food and sanitary relief for the residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti. Welbeck has also paid for new hand sanitisers PPE equipment for the local hospital.The England international also spoke to a number of the area’s residents through a video call, urging them to stay home in their fight against Covid-19.Presenting the items on behalf of footballer, his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom said, ‘Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times.England squared up in a friendly against Ghana in 2011 which ended 1-1 with Welbeck in action for England‘Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times.’The former Arsenal striker signed for Watford early August last year.  He scored 16 goals in 88 appearances for the Gunners.Recall that in 2008, it was reported that the Ghana Football Association was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the Ghana national team in the future, however  On 29 March 2011, Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana.Read AlsoEuropa League: Iwobi, others Console Injured WelbeckWelbeck replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at Wembley Stadium thus putting paid to the dream of joining the Black stars.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Slick and hazardous road conditions reported throughout the tri-state

first_imgBatesville, In. — Law enforcement officials are reporting slick and hazardous conditions throughout southeastern Indiana. State Road 350 is closed near Hillcrest due to a crash involving entrapment, State Road 129 between Versailles and Batesville is reportedly very slick and hazardous and Indiana State Police are working a multiple vehicle crash at mile marker 123 on the westbound side of I-74. Click here for up to the minute traffic information.Also, A serious accident has been reported on State Road 46 east of Batesville near Indian Lake.Numerous callers have reported very slick and hazardous conditions on I-74, State Roads, 350, 129 & 46. There are also numerous slide-offs on I-74.last_img read more

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Knights And Wildcats Battle On The Links

first_imgThe Wildcats opened up at home last night with the Knights of South Dearborn. The Knights were the victor with a score of 166 to 193.Low medalist for the Wildcats was Zach Jewell with a 46. Other scores were Christian Mackie 47, Chase Tolhurst 47, Brandon Cowen 53, Logan Blades 53, and Clayton Spurlock 59. The low medalist for the match was Drew Miller from South Dearborn with a 36.The Wildcats will be in action on Monday 4/23 against Union County.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dustin Riley.last_img read more

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Zidane: Real Madrid don’t fear Man City or Guardiola

first_imgRelatedPosts Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has said he “doesn’t worry about or fear” facing Manchester City and Pep Guardiola in the club’s Champions League clash. Zidane and Guardiola will go head-to-head for the first time in a competitive match on Wednesday night in their Champions League round-of-16 first leg match at the Bernabeu. “It’s just Madrid-Manchester City, it’s not Zidane-Guardiola,” the French coach said at his prematch news conference on Tuesday. “People can talk, and have opinions, but it’s a game of football, it’s an attractive game. These are the games we want to play.” Zidane, who has never lost a Champions League knockout tie as coach, winning the competition three years running in 2016, 2017 and 2018, went to visit Guardiola in 2015 to study his methods when the Catalan coach was in charge of Bayern Munich. “We’re inspired by what he’s done. That motivates us more,” Zidane said. “We don’t worry about it and we don’t fear playing Guardiola and his teams. I was with him for a few days when he was at Bayern, talking about training and how he manages a team. He was very honest.” Real Madrid go into the Manchester City game having lost their place at the top of La Liga, losing 1-0 at Levante on Saturday to drop two points behind Barcelona ahead of El Clasico this weekend. The Levante game also saw Eden Hazard, signed for €100 million from Chelsea last summer, suffer a fracture in his right fibula. The Belgium international was making just his second start after almost three months out with a micro-fracture in his ankle. Hazard is expected to miss at least another two months, and there has been some criticism of Madrid’s decision to choose a more conservative course of treatment for the initial injury, rather than opting for surgery. “It’s not for me to say if he should have had an operation or not,” Zidane said. “There are very qualified people who know about that. Eden is annoyed, he’s not happy, he wanted to return and give what we know he can give, he hasn’t been able to because he played two games and got injured again. It’s a difficult moment for him for sure.” The Manchester City game is Real Madrid’s first at the Bernabeu since a 2-2 draw with struggling La Liga side Celta Vigo earlier this month. “The fans come to see you win and they’re used to seeing Real Madrid win at home,” captain Sergio Ramos said. “When there’s an uncomfortable game, maybe that unease is passed on to the players. We feel a debt to the fans, we want to send them home happy. Pressure is wearing this badge. It’s what being a Real Madrid player is all about. “Football is about results. This is the moment of truth, in the Champions League and El Clasico we have an ideal opportunity. We have to keep working and the results will come with that mentality.”Tags: Bayern MunichChampions LeagueManchester CityPep GuardiolaReal MadridZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

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Lambert confident of avoiding drop

first_imgAston Villa boss Paul Lambert claimed he had seen enough in his side’s performance against Manchester United to give him heart for the relegation run-in. He continued: “The worrying thing was if it became like what happened at Stamford Bridge, and whether psychologically the players who played there would be affected. “But credit to our players in the second half they came out and we had some really good chances. We have proved that especially going forward we are a threat. To keep playing the way they are, I couldn’t really fault them – they were up against one of the best teams in European football.” Lambert said there was no doubt that United had proved to be the best team in England this season. He added: “You have to say congratulations to Manchester United on being the best team in the country. They are a really good side. “Any league you win is difficult and they seem to do it year after year which is testament to the football club. They are hungry to win things and Sir Alex seems to turn out winning teams every year and they are certainly the best team this season.” Lambert is now turning his focus to Sunderland’s visit next Monday to Villa Park. Villa are three points ahead of third-from-bottom Wigan but the Lancashire side have a game in hand. “Next Monday is a massive game for us,” he admitted. “We need to win and we know what we need to do. In football the most important thing is if it is in your own hands and you are not looking at everyone else’s results.” Press Associationcenter_img Villa lost 3-0 but Lambert insisted his players had been unlucky not to score and had shown character to prevent United, who clinched the Barclays Premier League title with the win, running up a huge score such as the 8-0 thrashing handed out by Chelsea in December. Robin van Persie’s hat-trick came within the first 33 minutes but after that Villa kept United out. Lambert said: “It would have helped if we had not conceded a goal in the first 60 seconds or so. The second goal was just world class and when the third went in you think this could be a long, long night.” last_img read more

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Wenger thrilled by Arsenal progress

first_img The Gunners romped to a 4-1 win over Liverpool at the Emirates Stadium in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, which was a seventh successive Barclays Premier League victory and moved them up into second place. While Manchester City could reclaim second by beating Crystal Palace on Monday and the title looks out of reach as Chelsea remain seven points ahead with a match in hand, there is no doubt when Wenger has all of his squad available Arsenal are capable of giving anyone a run for their money. Press Association Although there was disappointment at failure to progress in Europe following elimination by Monaco, the prospect of an improved league finish and successful FA Cup defence remains very much on the agenda. Wenger, who was often criticised over the direction of his team following almost a decade without a trophy, feels finally things are starting to come together. “We have a good mentality and good cohesion in the team,” he said. “There is something happening, that shows you that they are ready to fight for each other. “You can see that, you can’t cheat on that, people smell that. “It of course is a good basis, and defensively we are getting better.” Following a poor start to the campaign, Arsenal were expected to struggle to sustain a place in the top four. Wenger, though, will not get complacent. “I am old enough to know that things are never as comfortable as they look, but what is true is that it’s in our hands. How well we deal with the situation now will be important,” he said. Wenger has his sights set on getting as close to Chelsea as possible, with the leaders set to come to the Emirates Stadium on April 26. “I am a competitor and what that means is you have to go as high and as far as you can. When you go home if somebody was better than us, then ‘well done’, but we have to have given our best until the end and that is what I would like to do,” he said. “Let’s give everything to do it and see what happens. “We are in a good position, with four games at home and only three away. “We are on a good run, so I would say that it will be down to how we can maintain that focus and level of urgency between now and the end of the season.” After failing to make the most of their positive start on Saturday, Arsenal had to soak up some pressure from Liverpool, with Raheem Sterling failing to capitalise when put in on goal. The Gunners finally broke the deadlock through the unlikely source of full-back Hector Bellerin, who slotted home a fine left-foot curling effort on 37 minutes. It proved the catalyst for an onslaught, with Mesut Ozil’s free-kick and a rocket by Alexis Sanchez on the stroke of half-time effectively ending the contest. After Arsenal’s tempo dropped, Liverpool reduced the arrears with a penalty from Jordan Henderson, but following the dismissal of Emre Can for a second yellow card, Olivier Giroud cracked home a late fourth to cap a memorable afternoon’s work. Wenger admits he has been impressed by the work-rate of both Bellerin and defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin, who were each drafted into the first-team as cover for injury, but are now an integral part of the side. Asked if either man was in his thoughts at the start of the season, Wenger said: “Honestly, no. But my job is to remain open-minded and make decisions when you have to. “(I picked Bellerin against Liverpool) because of his pace. “I thought (Daniel) Sturridge would play and then Sterling would have gone on the flank. “Because of his low centre of gravity, Sterling changes direction very quickly and Hector is short as well.” Wenger added: “I think you also have to give credit to players who get less, such as Coquelin. “In the first half he broke up many attacks in a convincing way. “But honestly I couldn’t say that in my head (at the start of the season) Coquelin was one of the first-choice players.” Manager Arsene Wenger is convinced something is finally happening at Arsenal again – and everyone can “smell” it. last_img read more

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