Stratton Mountain Earns Environmental Award

first_imgStratton Mountain’s environmental initiativeswere recognized again this year with the prestigious Silver Eagle Awardpresented by Mountain Sports Media, publishers of SKI and SKIINGmagazines.The Awards were established in 1993 to recognize and encourageenvironmental achievements. A record of 32 resorts participated in the2004 Golden Eagle Awards. The entries were judged by a panel ofenvironmental and industry experts.Stratton earned the 2004 Silver Eagle Award, its fourth since 1996, forExcellence in Fish and Wildlife Protection.Stratton was recognized for sponsorship of wildlife studies andeducational programs as well as for Conservation Easements presented tothe State of Vermont. These seven distinct areas, on 1,200 acres, wereidentified in the exhaustive planning process that resulted in Vermont’sfirst fully approved mountain resort Master Plan (1999). Theseconservation areas include whitetail deer wintering grounds and feedingareas, bear travel corridors and feeding areas and Bicknell’s thrushhabitat.While the state typically requires two acres of land be offered asmitigation for each acre affected by development, Stratton’s ConservationEasements “up the ante for future development by moving the ratio closerto 18-to-1,” according to state officials. “The Stratton Master Plan,based on cluster rather than sprawl development, supports the resort’seconomic viability while permanently protecting nearly a third of theresort property for use by important wildlife species.”last_img read more

VPR to begin Champlain 400 series on how the lake helped shape the region

first_imgBeginning June 1, VPR presents a special series exploring the history, culture, and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Champlain 400 marks the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain s exploration of the region. Each Monday in June, VPR News will air Stories from the Lake. In the morning, Morning Edition host Mitch Wertlieb focuses on the lake s history, from the days when whales frolicked where ferry boats now sail to the stories of how battles and trade helped to form a nation.In the afternoon, All Things Considered host Neal Charnoff looks at culture and life in the Champlain basin, from what the region looked like when Champlain arrived in 1609, through the warriors, farmers, and sailors who followed.Champlain 400 continues throughout the summer with a broad range of special programming, including:Stories about Lake Champlain shipwrecksMusical showcase recorded in VPR studios by Vermont artists including Alan Greenleaf, Lisa Ornstein & Andre Marchand, Robert Resnik and Marty MorrisseySeries tracing the region’s musical traditions from Native American songs to Vermont’s own punk rock. Through the Eyes of Champlain, a series of commentaries by Mike MartinAn investigation into reported sightings of the elusive Lake Champlain monster, Champ.VPR has launched a special Champlain 400 website, with comprehensive program archives, photos, and resources about the lake. The site, which will develop and unfold as quadricentennial celebrations continue, is available by visiting VPR.net and clicking on Champlain 400.Source: VPR. Colchester, Vt., May 29, 2009 – –last_img read more

Sticking to your money resolutions

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Mary JohnsonAs the first month of the new year has drawn to a close, some of the best-intended money resolutions may have already gone by the wayside. But it’s not too late to get back on track. One of the best ways for college students to sustain financial resolutions is to avoid broad, generic goals such as “I will spend less money.” Instead, think small and be more specific in what you plan to do, state your goals in actionable terms and be sure to set a date to reach each goal.To reduce the amount of student loans you will owe when you graduate, for example, setting a goal to visit your college’s financial aid office for assistance in checking your current outstanding balances before March 1 would be a great place to start. While there, you could take the opportunity to speak with a counselor about money saving options such as not accepting all the student loan money you may be offered next year if you can get by with less. Also, remember to submit your application for financial aid for next year as soon as possible. By hitting the deadline, you’ll ensure you get the maximum amount of aid you’re eligible for.If you have previously incurred late payment fees on credit cards or other recurring expenses, you could set a goal to pay all bills on time — late fees not only can add up very quickly, but they will also negatively affect your credit score. Create calendar alerts on your phone or computer to remind yourself when bills are due.When trying to reduce unnecessary spending, focus on things that are tangible and visible in your everyday life. Setting a weekly budget of less than $30 for eating out or making a pledge to carpool at least once a week might be less daunting than trying to cut costs across the board. For students receiving financial aid refunds for things such as educational supplies, books and other living expenses, it is especially challenging to make sure that the lump sum of money lasts for the whole semester. It can be helpful to break down your refund by setting up a weekly spending limit or setting aside at least $100 for an emergency. continue reading »last_img read more

Let poor do business on sidewalks – vendors

first_img “We are occupying a portion of public plaza along Gonzaga Street to sell fruits so that we may be part of the holiday season by way of selling a such,” she said. They have been barred to trade onsidewalks after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered to reclaim allpublic roads that are being used for private ends. Victoria Amolato, president of Bacodva, said they are asking Mayor Evelio Leonardia to allow them to sell in the areas of Gonzaga, Gatuslao, Luzuriaga, Araneta and Bonifacio Streets from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Dec. 1 to 31. If the city will approve their request, she said that they will follow regulations including the cleanliness and peace and order in said areas. Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda, head of market coordinating and monitoring task force, said they will wait for the decision of the city mayor and the members of the City Council if they will be allowed to sell again in said areas./PN “In the spirit of Christmas, we are hopeful that the city officials will allow us so we can support our families,” she said. BACOLOD City – As holidays draw near,vendors here still hope the city streets will have space for them. center_img “The officers of the association will impose a strict regulation and responsible for the members to follow the guidelines,” said Tabaquerrao. Three months after the massive roadclearing operations, vendors’ associations here have appealed to the citygovernment to allow them trade at the downtown area and the Bacolod publicplaza. Last week, heads of Bacolod Downtown Vendors Association (Bacodva), Luggar Brotherhood Vendors Association Inc. and Plaza Fruit Vendors sent their letters to the City Mayor’s Office and the City Council. Cora Tabaquerrao, president of Luggar Vendors, said they are asking the city to allow them to occupy one-meter by one-meter at the downtown area and they promised that there will be no hanging of products and exist wares. Meanwhile, Plaza Fruit Vendor president Norayda Senoro said that in the month of December, they are occupying a portion of public plaza so they are hopeful that the city will allow them to sell their fruits in the area.last_img read more

EPL: Wolves stun 10-man Man City

first_imgRelatedPosts Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says David Silva recovers from COVID-19 Man City top players test positive for coronavirus Wolverhampton Wanderers blew a two-goal lead as Wolves produced a stunning second-half comeback to win 3-2 on a dramatic evening at Molineux. Raheem Sterling had scored twice even after Ederson’s early red card but Adama Traore pulled one back and set up Raul Jimenez for the equaliser before Matt Doherty’s late winner. The thrilling contest was played out amid an intense atmosphere that was only heightened by a series of debatable VAR decisions, not least a twice-taken – and twice saved – penalty by Sterling. The result moves Wolves up to fifth but perhaps more significantly means City stay third and remain 14 points adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool.Tags: Manchester CityRaheem SterlingWolverthanpton Wandererslast_img read more

Barrow commits to Swans

first_img Barrow, whose new deal ties him to Swansea until 2018, scored his first goal for the club in last Saturday’s 6-2 FA Cup third round win at Tranmere. He enjoyed a number of impressive performances for Swansea’s under-21 side before being elevated to senior team duties by manager Garry Monk. “It’s great to sign the new contract. It was an easy decision,” Barrow told Swansea’s official website. “I came here until January initially, but now I can settle for the next four years. “It’s been amazing to play for the first team since joining in the summer. “I have tried to work as hard as possible in training and when I’ve been given my chance, but I know I must keep working for further opportunities.” Press Association Barrow, 22, joined the Swans on a short-term deal last summer from Swedish side Ostersunds FK. He featured as a substitute when Swansea beat Arsenal in November, while further appearances followed against Manchester City and Crystal Palace. center_img Swansea have announced that Gambian forward Modou Barrow has signed a four-year contract at the Barclays Premier League club.last_img read more

USC takes second place at tournament

first_imgThe USC men’s golf team, No. 4 in the nation and coming off back-to-back top-two tournament finishes, made it three in a row with another strong performance, finishing second in the final day of play at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. The tournament, held at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista, Calif., featured 15 teams, with Washington capturing first place.On par · The No. 4 Trojans spent three days in San Diego at the San Diego Intercollegiate Tournament. Senior Steven Lim finished even. – Photo courtesy of USC Sports InformationThe Trojans finished at 13-over par, seven strokes behind Washington, which came in at 6-over par. The competition featured a third place finish by rival UCLA (20-over  par) and a tie for fourth place between San Diego State and Tennessee (23-over par).The team received solid play from senior Steve Lim and junior Martin Trainer, both of whom finished tied for third at even-216. Sophomore Jeffrey Kang, coming off his first tournament victory, notched his third straight top-eight finish, ending tied for eighth at three-over 219, including an impressive four birdies and even finishes on the front and back nine.Junior Sam Smith also finished tied for eighth at 3-over par, rebounding from a four-over par through four holes to remain even for the rest of the round. Freshman Anthony Paolucci finished at 13-over par, tied for 40th, while sophomore Ramsey Sahyoun came in at 48th with an overall score of 15-over par.The first day of play saw the Trojans collect a score of 288, four strokes behind the Huskies. Lim fired an even-72, while Kang recorded five birdies to finish even as well. Trainer, the 2011 Pac-10 champion, shot a two-under par without a bogey. Sahyoun came in at two-over par, while Paolucci struggled to a 4-over 76.The Trojans struggled individually during the second day of play, finishing with a score of 299. Only Lim finished under par, firing a 1-under par to cap a solid two-round performance. Kang followed an up-and-down first round with a three-over par, while Paolucci concluded at four-over par. Trainer found it difficult to maintain his performance from the first round, finishing five-over par, while Sahyoun came in tied for 38th at 9-over par.The Trojans regrouped considerably in the third round, riding impressive back nine performances from Kang and Trainer to finish second. Trainer finished off in style, notching four consecutive birdies in the final round to finish 3-under par.Kang also recorded four birdies, finishing even at par. Lim came in at one-over par, while Sahyoun finished at four-over par and Paolucci ended tied for 40th with a five-over par in the final round. The top-two finish marked the third such standing in a row for the Trojans, who won their final fall event before also taking second at the annual Amer Ari event in Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii, earlier in the month.Following this, the Trojans will have two weeks off before participating in the Del Walker Match Play, an all-day tournament to be held at the Virginia Country Club in Long Beach, Calif., from Feb. 27-28.last_img read more

Biggest ever Betting on Sports gets 96.7% seal of approval

first_img Related Articles Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Danske Spil calls for esports makeover with Pinnacle Solution August 25, 2020 Share Submit SBC Events has expressed its delight at the feedback from Betting on Sports, after 96.7% of visitors to the conference said they would recommend it to a colleague.A post event survey, sent to the 1,300 registered #boscon2017 delegates, also found that 94% rated the networking opportunities at the event as ‘Very Good’ or ‘Excellent’. This included praise for the quintet of top-class capital city venues, from the Hilton Olympia Hotel to Olympia Conference Centre, Altitude 360, Skyloft and Under the Bridge.Feedback is already being used to improve future conferences, starting with next year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March), which will feature an even higher quantity of relevant delegates and decision makers from across the sports betting sector.This was cited as one of the key aspects of the event’s success, along with the quality of the conference agenda. Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint and Pinnacle CEO Paris Smith were highlighted as two of the favourite speakers, while Pinnacle’s Trading Director Marco Blume was praised for strong showings in three of the eight main conference tracks.Speaking on the first day of the event, Flint said: “I’ve heard about the conference growth over the last few years and I wanted to be here. I’ve already had a lot of great conversations; I bumped into 30 people I knew just on the way over here, so it’s been fun so far.”Smith added: “Normally, there’s so much noise within the conferences, with so many things that are unrelated. To have every stand and every person that’s here being very focused saves a lot of time – I find that to be very efficient. It’s turning out to be great.”One of the three sessions Blume appeared in, ‘Data, data, data – The issues we face with betting on esports‘, was frequently mentioned as one of the conference highlights, alongside ‘US – Opening the sports betting landscape’, an excellent assessment of New Jersey’s challenge against PASPA and the potential implications for the industry.SBC CEO & Founder Rasmus Sojmark concluded: “We are delighted with the feedback from Betting on Sports, particularly given that 40% of the survey respondents had never attended one of our events before. It was extremely rewarding for us to learn that the operators, suppliers, affiliates, sports clubs and wider industry stakeholders in attendance had embraced the conference as a platform of opportunity. Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

NASCAR starting lineup at California: Austin Dillon wins Auto Club 400 pole with time of 0.00

first_imgAuto Club 400 schedule, how to watchAll of the events leading up to the week, including practices and races for the Xfinity Series, can be seen on NASCAR.com, PRN, MRN and FS1.Here’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Auto Club 400 .(All times Eastern)Friday, March 15TimeEventChannel1 p.m.Cup Series First PracticeNASCAR.com2:05 p.m.Xfinity Series First PracticeNASCAR.com4:35 p.m.Xfinity Series Final PracticeFS16:30 p.m.Cup Series qualifyingFS1/MRNSaturday, March 16TimeEventChannel12:05 p.m.Cup Series Second PracticeFS1/MRN1:10 p.m.Xfinity Series qualifyingFS13:30 p.m.Cup Series Final PracticeFS1/MRN5 p.m.Production Alliance Group 300FS1/MRNSunday, March 17TimeEventChannel3:30 p.m.Auto Club 400Fox/MRN MORE: NASCAR VP says driver made a ‘mockery’ of qualifyingBut in hopes of getting a draft, no one wanted to get off the line, and by the time they started to try to make their runs with less than a minute on the clock, they were too late.No one made it to the line to start an official run and Dillon won by virtue of the fact he posted the fastest time in the second round.As the seconds counted down in the final session, Dillon waited, knowing he had the pole if no one else moved in time. When the clock ticked below 47 seconds (the time it would have taken to get from the end of pit road back to the start/finish line), the pole was his.“When the 18 (Kyle Busch) made a little bit of a move there, I just rode on his door, because I was going to follow him and just have one car to beat,” Dillon said. “I didn’t have to make it back around. And then the 12 (10th-place qualifier Ryan Blaney) came through the grass — I thought he demolished his car. It looked like he left the ground over there. I don’t know what he did, but it was pretty wild.”At that point my spotter said, ‘It’s over. You can bring it around here,’ and I knew we had gotten the pole.”MORE: California odds, prediction, sleepersKevin Harvick will start second and Aric Almirola will be third.Brad Keselowski (13th) and Kyle Larson (15th) failed to make it to the final round of qualifying.Defending champion Martin Truex Jr. struggled and will start 27th.The Auto Club 400 can be seen at 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday on Fox.Material from the NASCAR Wire Service was used in this report.Auto Club 400 starting lineupHere is the starting lineup for Sunday’s race:Start pos. DriverCar No.No. 1Austin Dillon3No. 2Kevin Harvick4No. 3Aric Almirola10No. 4Kyle Busch18No. 5Joey Logano22No. 6Denny Hamlin11No. 7Ryan Newman6No. 8Chase Elliott9No. 9Clint Bowyer14No. 10Ryan Blaney12No. 11Jimmie Johnson48No. 12Ricky Stenhouse Jr.17No. 13Brad Keselowski2No. 14Chris Buescher37No. 15Kyle Larson42No. 16Ty Dillon13No. 17Daniel Hemric8No. 18Erik Jones20No. 19David Ragan38No. 20Daniel Suarez41No. 21Kurt Busch1No. 22William Byron24No. 23Alex Bowman88No. 24Matt DiBenedetto95No. 25Paul Menard21No. 26Ryan Preece47No. 27Martin Truex Jr.19No. 28Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr.43No. 29Michael McDowell34No. 30Corey Lajoie32No. 31Ross Chastain15No. 32Matt Tifft36No. 33Landon Cassill00No. 34Cody Ware51No. 35Reed Sorenson27No. 36BJ McLeod52No. 37Garrett Smithley77No. 38Joey Gase66What channel is the Auto Club 400 on?The Auto Club 400 will be broadcast nationally on Fox. The race can also be live-streamed on the Fox Sports Go app or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. In possibly the most bizarre qualifying run ever seen, Austin Dillon won the pole for the Auto Club 400 on Friday without running a lap.All the drivers were waiting to run their final lap in the third round of qualifying and no one wanted to be the first off the line. With the new system of qualifying, drivers can be on the track in close proximity, and they like to use that to their advantage to gain a draft.last_img read more

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: 1B

first_imgDOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheetFantasy Baseball Rankings: 1B and UTILThese rankings are for standard 5×5, non-keeper leagues. Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings.* = Player not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season** = UTIL-only eligibleRankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility1Paul GoldschmidtCardinals2Freddie FreemanBraves3Anthony RizzoCubs4Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B, OF5Cody BellingerDodgersOF6Rhys HoskinsPhilliesOF7Joey VottoReds8Jesus AguilarBrewers9Jose AbreuWhite Sox10Daniel MurphyRockies2B11Joey GalloRangersOF12Travis ShawBrewers2B, 3B13Matt CarpenterCardinals2B, 3B14Max MuncyDodgers2B, 3B15Ian DesmondRockiesOF16Edwin EncarnacionMariners17Miguel CabreraTigers18Matt OlsonA’s19Eric HosmerPadres20Robinson CanoMets2B21Justin SmoakBlue Jays22Shohei Ohtani**AngelsUTIL23Carlos SantanaIndians3B24Ryan BraunBrewersOF25C.J. CronTwins26J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC27Luke VoitYankees28Jake Lamb*Diamondbacks3B29Miguel SanoTwins3B30Ryan O’HearnRoyals31Ryan ZimmermanNationals32Jurickson ProfarA’s2B, 3B, SS33Trey ManciniOriolesOF34Ryon HealyMariners35Jake BauersIndiansOF36Peter AlonsoMets37Josh BellPirates38Kendrys MoralesBlue Jays39Yonder AlonsoWhite Sox40Tyler WhiteAstros41Ronald GuzmanRangers42Buster PoseyGiantsC43Yuli GurrielAstros2B, 3B44Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks2B, 3B45Steve PearceRed SoxOF46Brandon BeltGiants47Albert PujolsAngels48Ryan McMahonRockies2B, 3B49Niko GoodrumTigers2B, SS, 3B, OF50Enrique HernandezDodgers2B, SS, OF51Marwin GonzalezTwins2B, SS, OF52Ji-Man Choi**RaysUTIL53Jose MartinezCardinalsOF54Eric ThamesBrewersOF55MItch MorelandRed Sox56Yandy DiazRays57Jay BruceMarinersOF58Greg BirdYankees59Adam DuvallBravesOF60Matt AdamsNationals61Chris DavisOrioles62Todd Frazier*Mets3B63Justin BourAngels64Peter O’BrienMarlinsOF*65Hunter DozierRoyals3B Fantasy baseball owners usually don’t have to think much about first base. It’s always fairly deep, and the types of players you find there are generally pretty similar: Low-to-mid average, good power and run production, little speed. The guys who can hit for average or steal some bases, like Paul Goldschmidt and Freddie Freeman, are at the top, but if you don’t get one of those players, most of the “sleepers” and mid-tier players have pretty similar profiles. The 1B rankings on your cheat sheet are probably the least viewed most seasons.Watch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN One thing that seems different this year is the amount of multi-position-eligible players. It’s not unusual for a chunk of 1Bs to also be eligible in the OF or even at 3B, but this year five of our top 15 are eligible at 2B. If you draft these players, it seems more likely you’ll wind up playing them at second base, but that extra versatility gives them more overall value. For these rankings, we’re acting as if each player is only eligible at 1B, but that doesn’t necessarily reflect the overall rankings. For instance J.T. Realmuto, who’s our No. 1 catcher is only our No. 26, ranked behind many 1Bs he’ll go ahead of in drafts. However, if he was only eligible at 1B, his .277-21-77 line from last season wouldn’t be that much better than, say, Ryon Healy’s .235-24-73 mark. 2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each teamThe biggest change this season at the top of the rankings is Paul Goldschmidt’s move from hitter-friendly Arizona to hitter-neutral St. Louis. The good news is he was significantly better on the road last year (.339/.415/.638 compared to .238/.363/.420), and for his career he actually has a better average (.304) and SLG (.535) away from home. The main thing to note with Goldschmidt is that he only attempted 11 steals last year, his lowest total since his 48-game rookie campaign. Don’t expect a ton of SBs from the 31-year-old free-agent-to-be.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft StrategyCatcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | CloserStill, we like Goldschmidt’s all-around game and upside the most, but it’s tough to nitpick between the very top options. The middle-tier is even more muddled. Health and playing time are a concern for many — and will ultimately decide what the final rankings look like. Someone like Ronald Guzman could easily finish ahead of Edwin Encarnacion at the end of the year, but it would be silly to draft them that way, even if you were really high on Guzman. If you really like him, just wait several rounds. If gets snagged in front of you, adjust your target because he’s far from the only player who could break out.2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:Catcher | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever | Top 300The bottom line is that there are still plenty of options at 1B, both early and late. Certain players might go earlier than expected because of their versatility, but you shouldn’t have a problem acquiring depth at this position as long as you focus on the numbers (including age and games played) and not just the names.last_img read more