first_imgBolton Valley Resort,The owners of Bolton Valley Resort, big mountain skiing and riding less than 30 minutes from Burlington, have engaged Mike Krongel of Mirus Resort Capital, a New England investment banking firm, to identify and evaluate growth opportunities for the resort. Bolton Valley is owned by partners Doug Nedde and Larry Williams of Redstone, a Vermont commercial real estate development company in Burlington.‘Future development plans at Bolton Valley include improvements to the existing base area, lift upgrades and expansion of snowmaking capacity,’ said Williams. ‘There are plans to create a sustainable primary and second home community, a canopy tour, zip rider, mountain biking, and the installation of a second wind powered turbine capable of producing more than five million kWh of energy per year. We are looking to Mirus Resort Capital to advise us on how to best move Bolton Valley forward.’The partners have owned and operated Bolton Valley Resort since 2007, when they purchased the interests of Bolton’s former owner/operator. Mirus’ assignment is to identify purchasers or equity investors to implement Bolton’s plans for growth.Mirus Resort Capital is an investment banking firm located in Burlington, Mass. Mirus focuses on mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity placement and joint venture creation. Mirus Resort Capital works primarily with resort, recreation and hospitality enterprises. In its work with Bolton, Mirus will identify investor partners whose experience, expertise and goals coincide with the investment opportunities at Bolton Valley Resort.Bolton Valley Resort is Vermont’s most convenient big mountain for skiing and riding packed with value. Less than 10 minutes from I-89 and less than 30 minutes from Burlington, the family-friendly mountain offers skiers and riders of all abilities three mountain peaks with 71 trails and 6 lifts, plus 3 terrain parks including the Burton Progression Park.Bolton Valley is one of only two ski resorts in the U.S. to implement wind power as an energy source and is the recipient of the National Ski Areas Association’s 2010 Silver Eagle Award for environmental initiatives. A complete Sports Center, outdoor ropes course, extensive back-country skiing and Vermont’s most extensive top-to-bottom night skiing and riding are just a few of the extras available to guests.  Source: Bolton Valley Resort. BOLTON, Vt. (Dec. 6, 2010)’last_img read more

first_imgRovman Powell – 5 June 2020 55 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Share Tweet The Hero Caribbean Premier League has worked with Trombone Productions and Sunset+Vine to create films that tell the stories of three of the most exciting Caribbean cricketers. The films focus on Oshane Thomas, Keemo Paul and Rovman Powell.  In each film these talented young men travel back to their home towns and meet the people who helped them become the cricketers they are today. We also hear from some of the superstar cricketers who they have played with in their career, with the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell and Shoaib Malik giving us their thoughts on these players.   Oshane Thomas visits the site of his brother’s murder, talks about how this impacted on his life and how he overcame this to become an international cricketer.  Keemo Paul grew up in a tiny fishing village on the Essequibo River. His house had no running water and no electricity. It is more than 30 miles from the nearest road. This is where he first learned to play cricket, and we go back to visit the community that made him the man he is today, and somewhere he still calls home. Rovman Powell takes us to meet his mother who raised him and his sister on her own, sometimes working three jobs to give him the start he needed to excel at cricket.  Speaking about this films CPL’s Head of Production, Paul Pritchett-Brown, said: “When documenting sports people it is their on field talent that is usually the focus, but behind every successful athlete is a story of where they came from, the people who made their careers possible and the defining moments in their lives that give them the drive and focus to become the best in the world at what they do. It was a privilege to be able to go to where these impressive young men came from and to tell their stories.”You can watch the first of these films featuring Oshane Thomas via this link. All three films will be available on the Caribbean Premier League YouTube and Facebook pages. They will be premiered on the following dates:  Share ABOUT THE HERO CARIBBEAN PREMIER LEAGUE:First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is a franchise-based T20 format cricket tournament that combines two of the most compelling aspects of Caribbean life – dramatic cricket and a vibrant Carnival atmosphere. There was a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 312million during the 2019 season to make it one of the fastest growing leagues in world cricket. In 2019 the tournament made a positive economic impact across the Caribbean of US$136million. Barbados Tridents are the current Hero CPL champions and the other competing teams are Trinbago Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Zouks and Jamaica Tallawahs. The 2020 tournament is scheduled to take place between 19 August and 26 September. For further information visit Keemo Paul – 22 May 2020 Share EntertainmentLifestyleNewsRegional Hero CPL to Launch Life Stories Films by: – May 8, 2020last_img read more

first_imgYou know, we aren’t that different.We all go to Wisconsin. We are all Badger fans. We all love good food, cheep beer and the occasional karaoke singing to Journey.However, there is one thing that sets me apart from most of you. I cheer for Chicago athletics.Yes, I am a die-hard, full-fledged Cubs, Bears and Bulls fan. I watched all 82 games every year as Michael Jordan and company destroyed the NBA. I cried when Alex Gonzalez let the ball go through his legs in the 2003 NLCS. My heart races whenever Devin Hester returns the ball or when Rex Grossman drops back for a pass (both for completely different reasons).But, for some of you, this is a major point of contention. I can’t walk to class with a Bears shirt on without getting stares or dirty looks. Every time I walk into a bar with my Cubs hat on, there are at least five people who tell me how bad they are or how they will never win the World Series.What many people do not realize is the sports history between Chicago and Wisconsin professional franchises is not so different. For example, we all know the quarterback situation in Chicago has been moderately dismal since Jim McMahon handed the ball off to Walter Payton back in the 1980s. What many Packer fans do not realize is that before the great Brett Favre took the reins of the Packers’ offense, their last good quarterback was Bart Starr, whose playing days ended in 1971.The same goes for the Bulls and the Bucks. Between 1977 and 1987, the Bulls had just one winning season. It even took three years for His Airness to get the team on the road to victory.The Bucks, though they have been pretty pathetic over the last couple years, have had a lot of success in the past. In the 1970s, during the decade of futility by Chicago, Milwaukee was a force to be reckoned with.  Led by Oscar “Big O” Robinson and Lou Alcindor, who would later change his name to Kareem Abdul Jabbar, the Bucks won 66 games and the NBA Championship in the 1970-71 season. They returned to the NBA Finals again after the 1973-74 season but lost to the Boston Celtics.The newest point of contention between Chicago and Milwaukee fans is the Cubs-Brewers rivalry. Before the middle of this decade, it wasn’t about which team was better but more about which team was worse.Now, since both teams have finally realized they need to spend money to be good, the National League Central has gone from the Cardinals almost always having an automatic lock to a perennial three-team race.We all know it hasn’t always been that way. The Cubs 100-year championship drought has been well documented. The Brewers, on the other hand, have actually made it to the World Series more times in the last 100 years than the Cubs. However, since their switch to the National League in 2000, the Brewers have only one winning season and no playoff appearances.Although there is a rivalry between the Chicago and Wisconsin clubs, there are many similarities between the two. For example, all of us have a general disdain for East Coast teams. We are sick of Tom Brady winning championships and New York teams stealing our quarterbacks. We get annoyed by Red Sox Nation and are sick of Knicks fans hating everything.So why can’t we just accept our differences and bond over our hatred of common enemies? We can cheer for each other whenever our respective teams play the Vikings or the Cardinals. We can laugh every time “Broadway Brett” gets sacked and complains about his new team. We can embrace if neither the Red Sox nor the Yankees make the playoffs.But, though I advocate friendliness between Wisconsin and Chicago fans, it does not mean I will forget the rivalries. If the Cubs and the Brewers meet in the playoffs, there is no way I will even think about showing an ounce of sympathy for Milwaukee fans. I will still go to Lambeau Field decked out in Bears gear for the Bears vs. Packers game and laugh when our junior varsity quarterbacks beat up on your veteran defense.I will never let rivalries die. But as long as there is some mutual respect for and understanding of each other’s teams, the streets of Madison will be a lot less hostile of a place.Ben is a senior majoring in journalism and history. If you’d like to hold hands and sing “Kumbaya,” contact him at read more