Woodstock Inn & Resort,Vermont Business Magazine Gary S Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort(link is external), has announced construction of the new Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park is underway with facilities scheduled to open in July. The Woodstock Inn & Resort, in partnership with Sinuosity: Flowing Trails, is constructing six miles of mountain biking trails that will be accessible via the Suicide Six Ski Area’s quad chairlift. With a variety of progressive terrain the bike park will offer fun for all ages and skill levels.“The Suicide Six Elemental Bike Park furthers the mission of the Woodstock Inn & Resort to remain a vibrant, year-round destination for both travelers and the community,” said Gary S. Thulander, president and general manager. “We encourage our guests to enrich their resort experiences by trying new activities while also exploring the town of Woodstock and its surrounding areas.”Design plans include pump tracks, a Strider park for even the youngest riders, and a skills development area designed to develop confidence and technique. Additionally, advanced riders will find technical DH-specific runs and flowing jump lines. Certified coaches, premium bike rentals from Kona and Santa Cruz, scenic chair rides, hiking, craft beer and farm-to-table fare will also be available for guests.Recognized as one of the oldest ski areas in the country, Suicide Six has a rich history. America’s first rope tow, introduced on nearby Gilbert’s Farm in 1934, evolved into the opening of Suicide Six in 1936. In 1961 Laurance S. Rockefeller purchased Suicide Six from its founder, Wallace “Bunny” Bertram, as part of his vision for the community of Woodstock. With the new Elemental Bike Park, Suicide Six will now be a year-round destination, allowing families to experience authentic Vermont throughout the seasons.The Elemental Bike Park at Suicide Six is open seven days a week with lift access on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm through October. For more information visit https://www.mtbs6.com(link is external). The full list of rates and rental prices are listed here: https://www.mtbs6.com/tickets-passes(link is external).About The Woodstock Inn & ResortLocated in idyllic Woodstock, Vermont, The Woodstock Inn & Resort defines country sophistication in one of New England’s most charming and popular year-round vacation destinations. The 142-room, AAA Four Diamond Resort and a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts LVX Collection, offers award-winning dining in two restaurants, ranked among the finest in New England. The Woodstock Inn & Resort is owned and operated by The Woodstock Foundation, Inc. Proceeds from Resort operations support The Woodstock Foundation and Billings Farm & Museum education and conservation programs.About Preferred Hotels & ResortsPreferred Hotels & Resorts℠ is the world’s largest independent hotel brand, representing more than 650 distinctive hotels, resorts, residences, and unique hotel groups across 85 countries. Through its five global collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts connects discerning travelers to the singular luxury hospitality experience that meets their life and style preferences for each occasion. Every property within the portfolio maintains the high quality standards and unparalleled service levels required by the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Integrated Quality Assurance Program. The iPrefer℠ guest loyalty program, Preferred Residences℠, Preferred Family℠, Preferred Pride℠, and Preferred Golf™ offer valuable benefits for travelers seeking a unique experience. For more information, visit PreferredHotels.com(link is external).Source: WOODSTOCK, VT (June 6, 2018) – Woodstock Inn & Resort
Nick Kingsley, Managing Editor, Railway Gazette International‘We believe that the travel market will look completely different after the pandemic’, predicted Snälltåget’s Head of Sales Marco Andersson, when he confirmed that the Transdev subsidiary was focusing on 2021, rather than trying to run its overnight train between Berlin and Stockholm this summer.That may well turn out to be an understatement. While it is still too early to make confident predictions about the post-crisis transport sector, not least because the pandemic continues to ravage populous regions of the globe, few observers are banking on a return to business as usual.In Europe, policymakers are starting to turn their attention to economic revival measures. Pressure is mounting to ensure that the recovery is delivered on a much more environmentally sustainable footing, and there are encouraging signs that what might have initially been seen as knee-jerk responses to Covid-19 could become embedded in long-term behaviour. Two of these trends clearly favour rail: one, as Andersson noticed, has been a surge in demand for alternatives to short-haul flights, and the second is arguably the rise of the car-free city, prioritising cycling and walking in the urban core. Photo: Hans ScherpenhuizenSnälltåget is planning to relaunch its overnight service to run between Berlin and Stockholm in the summer of 2021.This in turn opens the door for more private involvement. This may be easier to realise in the less politically sensitive world of rail freight than in the passenger business, but regulatory regimes will have to adjust too.The European night train scene is an emerging microcosm of the potential tension between strong state intervention driving green policies, and a nimble private sector responding to rapidly changing consumer needs. Advocates of the ‘flight shame’ movement have lauded ÖBB’s revival of an international network of sleeping car trains, and the post-pandemic period seems sure to reinforce demand for such a time-efficient mode. Yet ÖBB’s Nightjet operation is directly supported by the Austrian government, and as talk intensifies of more routes being launched, potentially including destinations in Sweden and Denmark where local incumbents could be involved, private operators are worried.Never one to hold back, the independent operators’ association AllRail has warned of a ‘cartel’ of state-backed players acting against the consumers’ interests. Citing the rapid launch of new overnight trains by RegioJet and RDC Deutschland as evidence that independent players are more flexible in responding to changing market needs, it is urging governments to find financial mechanisms that could benefit all potential operators.Further reinforcing the perception that governments cannot do it all, the Indian Railway Board issued requests for qualification on July 1 for 35-year concessions to operate private trains from 2023, augmenting the 13 500 daily services provided by IR itself. This is as much about tapping private capital to fund much-needed rolling stock as harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit of the private sector, but it could result in the public and private sectors working together for the greater benefit.In North America, passenger rail advocates may have scant alternative but to look to the private sector for future growth. With ridership having fallen by more than 90% across its network as a result of the pandemic, Amtrak is proposing to end daily services on its 15 long-distance routes, as well as making a slew of staff cuts. This has reignited the long fight between the fiscal hawks and rural communities.The Trump administration has made clear its intention to ‘reshape’ Amtrak, and there are legitimate fears that the full network may never be restored. More depressing still, there seems little appetite yet among Americans to see how far rail could mitigate the need for internal flights, even for relatively long distances.In Britain, the screw appears to be turning on franchise operators, including the subsidiaries of other state railways. Several owning groups are understood to be preparing to head for the exit as the Department for Transport seems set to exert ever greater control. Support is currently being provided through Emergency Measures Agreements, and revised arrangements are due to take effect from mid-September.The open access sector is struggling too. Bus and rail conglomerate FirstGroup is in financial trouble, and its Hull Trains business remained suspended as of late July, even as rules on the use of public transport started to relax. The de facto demise of private operations, just over 25 years after the great experiment began, seems to confirm that the world is indeed unlikely to return to business as usual. The key question is how railways and their funding organisations should respond. There is an obvious answer, which international associations and industry bodies have been pursuing: persuade governments to back the rail mode as part of a green infrastructure stimulus, thereby unlocking modal shift and a boon in sustainable mobility.Yet in reality, we must recognise that in most countries — with the possible exception of China — public coffers are likely to be bare, and politicians will face stark choices. Specialist rail financiers are already suggesting that some cash-poor governments may focus their scarce funds on infrastructure, especially given current low interest rates, but lose interest in retaining their capital-intensive stakes in incumbent railway holding groups.
Some of the best competition so far has come in the first round of the men’s open doubles division. Ole Miss player Cotter Wilson, the No. 1 seed, faces No. 6 Matthew Coomer. Defending champion and No. 2 Anthony McMaster takes on No. 8 Kirk Fisher. In father-son doubles, Charles Thibodeaux and Braden Thibodeaux, the No. 1 seed, have advanced to the semifinals. They play Carl and Jeffrey Goodman at 8 Saturday. All the quarterfinalists are from Shreveport except Fisher, who’s from Monroe. None of them had trouble advancing. They lost a combined 12 games in the eight third-round matches. The men’s singles semifinals are Saturday at 2. The championship match is Sunday at 2. Haughton’s Sid and Zach Haley lost a tough 7-6, 7-6 decision to Shreveport’s Timothy and Knox Stinson in the first round. Hammond and Schulz are partners in the women’s open doubles round robin. They open play at 7:30 Friday against Harvey and Shreveport’s Julie Lessiter. In another tight match, Bossier City’s Charles Thibodeaux and Courtland Thibodeaux fell to Shreveport’s John Ford and David Googe in a tiebreaker after splitting sets. The Stinsons play Bossier City’s Todd and Richard Eppler, the No. 2 seed, in the quarterfinals Friday at 6. In a match that attracted a lot of interest, Bobo and Yerger lost the first set to Cotter Wilson and his father, Pierremont Oaks pro Grady Wilson, 6-4, then rallied to win the second 6-1 and the deciding tiebreaker. In the mother-daughter doubles, Diane Clark and Claire Hammond, the No. 1 seed, have reached the finals. They will play Shreveport’s Mary and Margaret Elberson for the title at 2 Sunday. Bossier City’s Michael Lauseng and Josh Alexander also lost a close one, falling to Shreveport’s Louis Guerin and Richard Legendre 6-4, 7-6. Former Airline and LSU baseball star Todd Walker and his partner, Simeon Wall, defeated Raleigh Morris and Jackson Hindenberger 7-5, 6-4. The father-son title match is noon Sunday. Admission is free for spectators and food trucks are scheduled to be on site. Hammond is scheduled to play Hooper Saturday morning. If she wins, she and Schulz will play for the title at noon Sunday. Harvey also notched a straight sets victory over Hooper. In her first match Wednesday, Harvey split sets with Schulz. A tiebreaker decided the match with Schulz coming out on top. Bossier City’s Claire Hammond, a former Parkway and ULM star, defeated former Loyola College Prep standout and current ULL player Bianca Harvey of Bossier City in Thursday’s best singles match, 6-3, 7-6. Play is also continuing through Sunday in mixed open doubles and six doubles divisions based on players’ skill levels.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bossier City’s Stephen and Trenton Lewis face James and Sanders Graf in another quarterfinal match at 6 Friday. Bossier Tennis Center pro Todd Killen, the No. 3 seed, faces No. 7 Stafford Yerger. Fourth-seeded John Gray Pou plays No. 5 Dakotah Bobo. McMaster and Alex Kennedy edged Benton’s Christopher Mudd and Minden’s Cameron Semmes 7-6, 7-6. The men’s open singles quarterfinals are set for Friday evening at 6 at the Bossier Tennis Center. The top eight seeds all advanced with third-round victories Thursday. Former Northwestern State standout Bianca Schulz improved to 2-0 in the four-player women’s open singles round robin with a straight sets victory over Kaylee Hooper.
Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries .— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) December 6, 2014Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “HEAVENLY result! I’m just BEYOND overjoyed.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “Good performance and another great win. Probably won’t make first on MOTD but who cares! #qpr.”Austin’s goal was his eighth of the season and came after Leroy Fer had put QPR ahead early in the second half.The striker tweeted: “Great win today, massive 3 points! Mixed emotions for me but so happy to get the goal. Fans were great as always. Let’s keep this run going!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook QPR chairman Tony Fernandes is hoping for another shock win at Everton following the vital victory at home to Burnley.Fernandes took to Twitter after Rangers’ 2-0 win at Loftus Road, where Charlie Austin scored the all-important second goal but was then sent off.AdChoices广告It means he will be suspended for the trip to face Everton, where the relegation-threatened visitors will be massive underdogs – just as they were before winning there soon after the Fernandes-fronted takeover of 2011.Fernandes tweeted: “Super super proud . that was character. 10 men and we kept firm. Great team spirit. Charlie was unlucky. Harsh . great great win.“Away we got to play as normal and not feel inferior. We beaten everton away before . my first game as chairman . had many injuries.”
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Samuelsson backhanded a rebound past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford after the Canucks had just killed off a penalty.Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp scored power play goals for the Hawks.Christian Ehrhoff and Daniel Sedin scored 54 seconds apart to give the Canucks a brief 2-1 lead.The story of the game was Canuck goalie Roberto Luongo who faced 32 shots. Most of the shots came in the first period where Chicago had four power plays, including a two-man advantage.Luongo stopped Patrick Kane on a point-blank shot at Patrick Sharp on a blast from near the slot area. Mikael Samuelsson’s third period goal snapped a 2-2 tie to lift the Vancouver Canucks to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks in NHL Stanley Cup Playoff action Sunday night at the United Centre in Chicago.The win gives Vancouver a stranglehold on the best-of-seven series leading 3-0. Game four is Tuesday in Chicago at 5 p.m. PDT.
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD – D.C. Everest swept the four singles matches and remained unbeaten in the Wisconsin Valley Conference, edging Marshfield 4-3 in a dual match Tuesday at Boson Courts.Marshfield won all three doubles matches but couldn’t break through in singles in its home finale.Olivia Haessly and Emily Serchen won at No. 1 doubles, Martha Kupfer and Jenny Madden did not lose a game at No. 2, and Autumn Packard and Krishna Patel swept two sets at No. 3 for Marshfield.The Tigers dropped two tight matches in singles. Ashley Schultz lost to Kenzie Bradley at No. 2, 7-6, 7-5, and Hanah Gadke took Carmen Gennermann to three sets at No. 3, but fell 7-6, 4-6, 6-1.Marshfield (3-2 Wisconsin Valley Conference) wraps up its conference dual meet schedule Thursday at Wausau East.D.C. Everest 4, Marshfield 3Singles: 1. Gabi Kitchell (DC) def. Lara Prebble 6-1, 6-0; 2. Kenzie Bradley (DC) def. Ashley Schultz 7-6 (5), 7-5; 3. Carmen Gennermann (DC) def. Hanah Gadke 7-6 (0), 4-6, 6-1; 4. Nicole Williams (DC) def. Maggie Schreiner 6-2, 6-4.Doubles: 1. Olivia Haessly-Emily Serchen (M) def. Emily Adams-Kristin Holue 6-3, 6-1; 2. Martha Kupfer-Jenny Madden (M) def. Taylor Melk-Kaylee Heiting 6-0, 6-0; 3. Autumn Packard-Krishna Patel (M) def. Ryanne Wolfe-Megan Ninnemann 6-2, 6-1.Records: D.C. Everest 5-0 Wisconsin Valley Conference; Marshfield 3-2 WVC.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).
Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#Product Reviews#web The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Just this morning, our own Sarah Perez wondered if Apple wasn’t ready for push notifications yet, as only a few push enabled apps had made it into the App Store so far, but as is so often the case in our business, only a few hours later Apple first allows the AIM instant messenger (iTunes link) into the store, and now BeejiveIM (iTunes link), a multi-network IM app that was extensively demoed at Apple’s developer conference two weeks ago, has also arrived in the App Store as well. We are still waiting for a number of other apps with support for push to be allowed into the store, but it clearly looks like Apple has now opened the floodgates and more apps will probably follow soon.Works as AdvertisedWe got a chance to test both apps and both work just as advertised. For the AIM app, for example, the delay between sending a message and a notification popping up on our phone was usually under five seconds and sometimes almost instantaneous. Push, by the way, is enabled both for the free AIM app, which features ads, and the $2.99 paid version which is ad-free. One problem we noticed, though (and the same goes for the Associated Press news app with push), was that clicking on ‘view’ in a pop-up notification only open the app, but didn’t take us to the actual message. We almost wonder if this is something Apple’s API doesn’t support, as this seems to be common among the push apps we have seen so far. BeejiveIM is a bit pricey at $9.99, and the price might go up to $15.99 later, so if you really want this app, which supports, Windows Live, AOL, Yahoo, Google Talk, Facebook, MySpace, ICQ, and the Jabber protocol, not is probably the time to buy it. The one IM protocol this app misses support for Skype chats, though we are hoping for IM+ with support for push notifications (iTunes link to the free version) to be allowed into the store in the next few days. Finally!We are very excited to see the first new batch of push notifications in the App Store, though we would still like Apple to make a few changes to the way the iPhone handles these messages (including the ability to set a ‘quiet time’ during which notification are ignored). However, as long as Apple doesn’t allow applications to run in the background, push notifications are the best alternatives and we are looking forward to seeing what developers will do with this new feature. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts frederic lardinois
zoomImage Courtesy: GNMTC The Libyan-flagged crude oil tanker MT Badr that was seized by Bulgarian authorities in 2017, has been renamed and taken over by Bulgarian-based oil and gas contractor Bulgargeomin, the General National Maritime Transport Company of Libya (GNMTC) said in an update, stressing the transfer of ownership was illegal. As informed, the ship left Burgas anchorage on December 28, 2018, with a new crew on board, with the sailing permission issued by the Bulgarian Marine Administration and provisional Panama-flag certificate. GNMTC said that the provisional flag was revoked by Panama’s Maritime Authority a day before the ship left the port, slamming the actions as illegal.The sequence of events followed Badr’s seizure by Bulgarian border police on December 21, while at Burgas anchorage, and subsequent removal of the ship’s crew from the vessel.The ship had been detained by the Port Authority of Burgas since November 2017 over an alleged unpaid mortgage to Bulgargeomin. The company denied the claims that it owed a USD 9.23 million mortgage on the crude oil carrier, saying the mortgage was falsified. In January 2018, the Bulgarian Supreme Court ordered the vessel’s release, however, the vessel remained in detention ever since.Furthermore, according to the court documents, dated November 2018, the translation of which was provided by GNMTC to World Maritime News, the Supreme court cancelled the order for the seizure of the ship, and ordered Maritime Administration to compensate GNMTC damages for legal proceedings.As disclosed, the court decided that BGM did not have corporate legal status that allows them to be a valid party in any court procedures, being a consortium of three companies Moran West Ltd, Moran Trade and Tectona Ltd.Separately, press office of Bulgargeomin said in a statement that all the documents seeking damages and MT Badr as collateral were legitimate, in line with the contract from 2013 signed by Hristina Ivanova Stamova, liquidator of the state owned Bulgargeoin EAD and Bulgargeomin.The company added that it was the only bidder in the subsequent official public auction for the sale of MT Badr, which was awarded to Bulgargeomin LTD in the presence of both sides of the case.“As a legitimate owner of MT Badr by virtue of award of ownership certificate (Write of Ownership) on movable property (MT Badr) dated at August 30, 2018, entered into full legal force on September 15, 2018, and not subject to appeal, Bulgargeomin changed the flag and register as the new owner of the ship. On December 13, 2018, the Panamanian Maritime Authority issued a provisional registration certificate for MT Badr with a registered new owner “Bulgargeomin Ltd” DZZD, and a new name Bdin,” the statement reads.GNMTC claims the letter of award was forged and that the order did not enter into valid legal force.“The basic starting activities of the auction as well as some of the formalities and documents concerned were finally revoked by the District Court of Bourgas on 21. Dec 2018 which makes the whole auction invalid and the vessel need to be considered as not sold at all. Unfortunately, the judgment is dated on 21 but it was visible as text on 27 of December,” GNMTC further stressed.On the other hand, GNMTC claims that the reflaging was based on “misleading documents” as Bulfarfeomin claimed it was the new owner, which GNMTC denies to be true. The company noted that the process is underway of returning the ship to Libyan flag registry.“From 21 to 27 of December, all relevant authorities were informed of all the details and were officially informed about these illegal actions – the Prosecution, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Border Police, the Marine Administration and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” GNMTC said, adding that the transfer of the vessel possession is being appealed.The company added that an appeal process was also underway against Marine Administration’s sailing permission, which GNMTC described as “wrongful and unlawful.”“We, Libyan Navigator Limited, as legitimate and valid ship-owner if the vessel Badr, will require and seek only one thing-the pure and real justice from the Bulgarian judicial system and the relevant informational judicial authorities and courts,” the company further noted in a statement.World Maritime News Staff
Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppFor release on January 13, 2015: Nassau, Bahamas – Committed to giving back to communities in which its brand operates, KFC Nassau brought cheer to the start of the Bahamas National Feeding Network’s (BNFN) new year with a sizable donation in support of its commitment to combat the epidemic of hunger in The Bahamas by supporting those in need of essential food resources.On January 13th the franchise made the generous donation of over $13,000 to the Bahamas National Feeding Network, which reflects the brand’s support in making a difference in the lives of many children and families facing hunger daily in the community and by increasing the access to nutritious food supply to those in need.“It was fitting to start the new year off with such a charge as the number of people at immediate risk of hunger continue to rise in The Bahamas and that’s why rendering support to charitable organizations like the Bahamas National Feeding Network are so important to us,” said Kerry Wong, Director of Operations for Restaurants (Bahamas) Ltd – KFC Nassau’s franchise holder. “The organization’s tireless efforts to get nutritious meals into the hands of those in need makes a tremendous impact to many Bahamians, and we are happy to support their mission and charitable efforts with this donation.”“We are very grateful for the generosity of KFC Nassau,” said Felix Stubbs, Chairman, Bahamas National Feeding Network. “It is only because of donations from corporate partners, individuals and the general public at large that the efforts of the BNFN can ease the burden of those who feed the less fortunate and are often all that stands between them and hunger. KFC’s generous contribution will assist in the yearlong plight of providing food items to those in great need.”With the critical and increased demand for hunger relief and the rise of food prices in The Bahamas, organizations like the Bahamas National Feeding Network work year-round to fulfill its commitment to help eliminate hunger, and companies like KFC Nassau fill an acute need for organizations to achieve their on-going commitment to providing hunger relief as the lack of food resources is faced all year. KFC Nassau is keen on giving back to the community and plays a pivotal role in further enhancing the communities in which they operate.“At KFC Nassau, we are committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work, we are grateful to support the good work of organizations that support Bahamians in need and look forward to further supporting other local charities within the Bahamas that focus on providing hunger relief.” Wong concluded.KFC Nassau has been a staple in the New Providence community since 1967, and currently has eight KFC restaurants throughout New Providence. Visit the company’s website, www.kfcnassau.com, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/kfcnassau. Radical rogues ruining Bahamas tourism reputation Another Murder in Nassau GB Port Authority given new milestones, with extension of concessions Related Items:bahamas national feeding network, kentucky fried chicken, nassau