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_imgBy Nelza Oliveira/Diálogo August 01, 2018 Service members of the Brazilian Armed Forces took part in the first basic response course for chemical incidents. The Assistance and Protection for Portuguese-Speaking Participants course—per the training schedule of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)—took place May 21st–25th in Rio de Janeiro. Service members and civilians from seven Portuguese-speaking nations, as well as members of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, the Federal Police, and the state of Rio de Janeiro Military Fire Brigade—all agencies associated with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense (CBRN)—participated. The Biological, Chemical, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Center of the Brazilian Navy (MB, in Portuguese) coordinated the course. Service members from MB, the Brazilian Army, and the Brazilian Air Force (FAB, in Portuguese), served as instructors. “Fifteen service members attended the course, in addition to a team of instructors consisting of 33 service members from the Brazilian Armed Forces,” said FAB First Lieutenant Gustavo Messias Costa, head of the Aeromedical Subdivision of FAB’s Institute of Aerospace Medicine (IMAE, in Portuguese). IMAE focuses on education, research, development, and training in aerospace medicine, as well as pre-hospital medical care and missions such as aeromedical evacuation and aircraft and personnel decontamination involved in CBRN incidents. In total, 38 students, among Brazilian and foreign nationals attended the course. Intensive training “FAB assigned six IMAE service members and eight members of the Puma Squadron to conduct the aeromedical evacuation training for victims of CBRN agents,” said 1st Lt. Costa. Trainees conducted a drill on contaminated victims and practiced aeromedical evacuation with isolation and onboarding of the Puma Squadron’s H-36 Caracal aircraft that transported them to the hospital. “This training is crucial for operational maintenance and integration between the many teams that will participate in response operations,” said FAB First Lieutenant Jaison Lopes Garcia, the helicopter commander. “The medical staff and crew must be well bonded, as timing for the victim’s stabilization and evacuation can make all the difference in a real life event.” In addition to the aeromedical evacuation, the weeklong course included lectures and practical workshops on assessment and clinical management of victims of chemical attacks, decontamination, and interagency response to chemical incidents. “The course schedule was five days, totaling nine hours of daily instruction,” said 1st Lt. Costa. “The students attended the demonstration of a terrorist attack with chemical agents, including first response, rescue and screening of victims, chemical agent detection, and decontamination.” Brazil’s CBRN experience Brazilian troops intervened in at least two CBRN incidents. In 1987, in the city of Goiânia, state of Goiás, scrap metal scavengers broke an X-ray machine found at an abandoned clinic, exposing thousands of people to cesium 137, a radioactive material, and causing the largest radiological accident in the history of the country. Specialized teams of the Armed Forces spearheaded transport operations—FAB conducted aeromedical evacuation to hospitals—and provided medical care to victims. They also focused on processing and insulating tons of generated waste. In 2013, in the city of Santa Maria, state of Rio Grande do Sul, an acoustic insulation foam at a nightclub accidentally burned, producing cyanide and killing hundreds of young people. The Brazilian military’s experience with chemical agents was further enhanced preparing for CBRN in major events of the last decade: the 2007 Pan American Games, 2011 Military World Games, Earth Summit 2012, World Youth Day 2013, the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup, and 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. “These events increased situational awareness of possible terrorist attacks due to the large number of foreign nationals, and the presence of foreign officials in the country, representing potential targets,” 1st Lt. Costa said. “Another important point is that among the various national energy sources, Brazil has nuclear power plants in Angra dos Reis with a constant warning system and emergency, evacuation, and containment plans in the event of an accident due to reactor failure. The country’s road and railway systems also transport numerous industrial products, which in the event of an accident, could cause chemical catastrophes. All of this promotes constant preparation to face events with CBRN agents, and for the training of specialized troops to be made as professionally as possible.” Brazil hosted the Regional Assistance and Protection Exercise for Member States of the Latin American and Caribbean Region in August 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, bringing together representatives of chemical emergency response agencies from the civil and security defense sectors of Brazil and 18 other countries. The event marked the inauguration of the Regional Chemical Weapons Assistance and Protection Center for Latin America and the Caribbean at the headquarters of the Ministry of Defense of Brazil, bringing together the Brazilian Armed Forces’ funds, equipment, and human resources.last_img read more

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first_imgLuan Gabriel. Photo credit: Facebook A sixteen year old student of the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School has made her country proud by capturing a gold medal at the 2012 CARIFTA games which ended in Bermuda on Monday.Luan Gabriel of Bioche placed first in the 200 Metres Race for Girls Under 17 finishing in 24.35 seconds, defeating Jamaicans Saqukine Cameron in 24.51 seconds and Aneka Bissett who finished in 24.79 seconds.In the preliminary round Gabriel ran 24.09 seconds securing a position in the finals.This gold medal is Gabriel’s second win as she captured a bronze medal in the CARIFTA 2011 games.The National Youth Council of Dominica has commended Gabriel on her achievement noting that her dedication “is a reminder that to achieve we need to continually be in practice”.The press release from the Council further states that Gabriel is “a sports ambassador today as some will for the first time hear of our lovely nature isle”.“Luan is a hard worker, an intelligent young lady and she leaves us with the hunger for more, excitement!! What’s next for Luan? Congratulations to Dominica, the community of Bioche, to the Isaiah Thomas Secondary School, her coach Nabi Wallace, her Mother and family, Hats of to you Luan. We are proud”. Meanwhile, 14 year old Shanie Angol captured a bronze medal after placing 3rd in the Girls Under 17 Javelin throwing 35.71 metres. Dominica Vibes News 159 Views   2 comments Sharing is caring! Share Tweetcenter_img LocalNewsSports Luan Gabriel makes Dominica proud at 2012 CARIFTA games by: – April 10, 2012 Share Sharelast_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse and Denver each threaten with explosive offenses. As they take turns trying to unlock each other’s defense Saturday night, the pace of the game threatens to take off.Each team can run and punish. Syracuse would love to play on the break. “It’s in our blood,” head coach John Desko said. Or the Orange can back up, slow down and go into gradual dissection mode. Denver can too.Both have picked apart zones this season.So while Saturday’s 5 p.m. final four showdown between Denver (14-4) and Syracuse (15-3) will inevitably ebb and flow with the speed of each team’s high-powered offenses, the Orange is comfortable playing at any pace. SU sees ways to expose the Pioneers in transition, like North Carolina did last weekend. But the ability to cut through Denver regardless of the nature of the game is part of the team’s identity heading into the season’s final weekend.“One of the things I like the most about our offense and our team this year is we can play at different speeds,” SU attack Kevin Rice said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo can Denver. It’s why the Pioneers score nearly 13 goals per game. Led by Canadian sharpshooter Wes Berg and Eric Law, Denver has failed to crack double digits in goals just once all season.“I suppose it could be a high-scoring game and we wouldn’t back down from that,” Desko said. “Although I see the offenses have been patient at times, both of them.”It’s why Syracuse will be especially tuned into the pulse of Saturday’s game.On Sunday, UNC tore into Denver in transition, pushing the Pioneers to the brink of elimination. The Orange has a keen eye on finishing the job the same way.“A lot of times they sub their guys off, maybe a little too many, so we definitely have to push in transition a lot,” SU midfielder Henry Schoonmaker said. “Like if you saw the UNC game, I think UNC had two poles score, d-middies score twice and I think four or five goals in transition. So I think that’s pretty key.”The Pioneers may rush to get its defensive midfielders off the field. And in doing so, may turn the ball over and leave themselves shorthanded at the other end. As a result, SU’s offensive midfielders are looking to their few defensive shifts as opportunities to score, rather than contain a man and sub off.Rice is most wary, though, of Denver’s faceoff specialist Chase Carraro. He won 17-of-26 faceoffs against the Tar Heels, making UNC’s fast-paced attack ultimately irrelevant. Carraro can almost singlehandedly grind SU’s offense to a halt and force the Orange to play a tighter, more meticulous game if possessions are few and far between.By Desko’s own admission, Denver’s an especially difficult team to prepare for.Regardless of what pace this national semifinal takes, though, SU believes it can win. The Orange and its coaching staff will break down the X’s and O’s of the Pioneers’ setup, project matchups and run from there – just like they do every week.At the same time, though, the Syracuse players know who they are as a team. They’re at the pinnacle of the game, and they’re ready to just play.“At this point of the year, you are who you are and I don’t think you’re going to change much, the style of who you are,” Schoonmaker said. “So you’re probably just going to play the lacrosse you’ve been playing.” Comments Published on May 22, 2013 at 6:57 pm Contact Jacob: jmklinge@syr.edu | @Jacob_Klinger_last_img read more

first_imgOn April 5th and 6th 2019, the 15th Annual True Blue Weekend/Dennis Ziadie Cup will commence in South Florida. The weekend is hosted by St. George’s College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (STGOBAFL) and Jamaica College Old Boys’ Association of Florida (JCOBAFL).  This jointly sponsored event provides an opportunity for old classmates, childhood friends, international and South Florida neighbors to have fun, rekindle their friendships and support academic and athletic scholarships at both institutions.       True Blue PartyThe event kicks off at the True Blue Party with DJ Radcliffe of Xanadu Disco spinning on the turntables, on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Reign Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, located at 9940 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024.  Admission is $20.00 pre-ordered or $25 at the door.True Blue Soccer Fest True Blue Weekend festivities continue on Saturday, April 5th, 2019  at 2:00 P.M. with the True Blue Soccer Fest. Soccer enthusiasts from Canada, the Caribbean, Central, and South America will converge on Vizcaya Park to demonstrate their soccer prowess, consume and imbibe international cuisine and beverages, as well as display impassioned alumni spirit.  Vizcaya Park located at 14200 SW 55th St. Miramar, FL will be the site to settle the score for the 2019  bragging rights as JCOBAFL defends the Zaidie Cup title against STGOBAF.The True Blue weekend is an expansion from the annual Ziadie Cup soccer match between The St. George’s College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. and The Jamaica College Old Boys Association of Florida, Inc. The annual match commemorates and honors, Dennis Ziadie, who coached both schools to Manning Cup victories. Each year, this event draws over 800 soccer enthusiasts and supporters.The True Blue 2019 weekend dates, events & locationsWhat: True Blue Party with DJ Radcliffe of Xanadu DiscoWhen: Friday – April 5th, 2019Time: 8:00 pm – 3:00 amWhere: Reign Restaurant and Cocktail Bar 9940 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33024Admission Cost: $20.00 (Tickets are $25 at the door)What: True Blue Soccer Fest 2019—- The 15th Annual Dennis Ziadie Cup Soccer Match (JC vs. STGC)—- All Girls/Co-Ed Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-off—- All Boys Schools Alumni Penalty Kick-offWhen:  April 6th, 2019Where: Vizcaya Park14200 SW 55th St. Miramar, FL 33027Time:  2:00 pm – 10:00 pmAdmission: FREEFor more information, visit the website at http://www.trueblueweekend.com or our Facebook Fan Page – http://www.facebook.com/trueblueweekendlast_img read more

first_imgFormer Juventus and Italy footballer Vincenzo Iaquinta has been sentenced to two years for firearms offences as part of a large mafia trial.The 38-year-old, who was part of Italy’s winning World Cup team in 2006, was one of 148 people standing trial for alleged links to the ‘Ndrangheta, a major southern Italian mafia network.The judge dismissed those charges against him, but his father was found guilty and jailed for 19 years.More than 120 others were found guilty.The court ruled that Iaquinta illegally passed two guns to his father – who at the time was under a court order banning him from keeping firearms.”Ridiculous, shame,” Iaquinta and his father shouted as their sentences were announced. Under Italian law, defendants are allowed to appeal twice before a sentence is confirmed and even if that were to happen, it is unlikely that Iaquinta would have to serve jail time, Reuters reports.The trial was the largest of its kind to take place in northern Italy.The ‘Ndrangheta has around 6,000 members, according to FBI estimates, and is active in Calabria – one of Italy’s poorest regions.The mafia is believed to control up to 80% of Europe’s cocaine trade.last_img read more

first_imgJusuf Nurkić debuted officially for the Denver Nuggets. It was great, exactly like we expected it would be. When a debutant in the world best basket league gets 13 minutes in the first match and scores 5 points, catches 7 balls and above all of it becomes the best player from the bench – than it’s really a great start.But we all knew Juka is going to make it. His rapid success in becoming an NBA star is really a great motive to write a beautiful sports story.Juka is a bright example of a wonderful start with many promising year ahead of him. This, as the commentators called him, “good-natured Bosnian giant” is a proof everything can be achieved.(Source: Radio Sarajevo)last_img read more