Snowshoe Mountain is Getting Ready for Showtime

first_imgSnowshoe, winter’s pride and joy in the Mid-Atlantic, is gearing up for another big season with lots of endorphin-inducing upgrades to the mountain, ski school and lodging. Check it out! Snowtracks Ski & Ride ClubGive your kids skills and thrills all winter long. Snowshoe’s new Snowtracks Ski & Ride Club is so much more than a ski and ride school. It’s a season-long program that will enrich your kids’ lives on the mountain, grow their confidence and give them ski buddies that will last a lifetime. For more info, click here.SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_SnowTracks_900x600The Brigham CollectionSnowshoe’s all-new Brigham Collection offers the most desired mountain properties with private concierge amenities. Ranging from studios to 6-bedroom homes, and locations offering access to our famed sunsets and infinite adventures out your doorstep, you can now live the mountain like you own it. It also offers elevated service to match these carefully chosen properties, with easy online booking, no-fuss check-in, and a personalized concierge to address all your adventuring needs. For more info, click here.  Are you ready? Check out Snowshoe’s new offerings for this winter below!center_img SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_Brigham_Collection_900x600Expanded TerrainLike trees? Then you’re in luck, because Snowshoe has added a new gladed area to the map this year – the Sunset Glades on Western Territory between Shay’s Revenge and Cupp Run. Now you can test your tree-skiing skills throughout 12 acres of terrain across Snowshoe’s three ski areas. From the Sawmill and Knot-bumper Glades on Snowshoe Basin, to the Flying Eagle Glades on Silver Creek, to the new Sunset Glades – take your pick! For more info, click here.SN_15_BRO_SponsoredPost_Expanded_Terrain_900x600last_img read more

Competitiveness of the tourism industry: HRK 25 million allocated for tourism projects in 2017

first_imgThe Ministry of Tourism today announced the results of the 2017 grant program called “Competitiveness of the tourism industry” through which will with total HRK 24 million 896 thousand to co-finance a total of 606 projects aimed at raising the competitiveness of the tourism industry in all counties of the Republic of Croatia.The funds are intended to increase the quality and additional offer of catering facilities, development of new products in the destination, sustainable development, internationalization of business, use of new technologies, etc. Beneficiaries are small businesses (companies outside the public sector, crafts and cooperatives), family farms which provide catering and / or tourist services and natural persons – private renters. “OThis year’s program is a continuation of all previous activities of the Ministry of Tourism aimed at encouraging the tourism sector with the aim of strengthening the competitiveness of Croatian tourism. In addition to projects on the continent, this year special attention is paid to the development of tourism on the islands, sustainable development and the use of new digital technologies to connect agriculture and tourism, or destinations with a local offer of domestic products. By financing tourism projects throughout Croatia, we want to strengthen the offer, achieve a more balanced tourism development of our country and contribute to the extension of the tourist season, “said Minister Cappelli, adding that over 1000 swimming pools have been built in Croatia in the last five years. “Also, due to the great interest of citizens and a large number of quality and well-prepared projects, we decided to raise the amount of grants by almost HRK 3 million, so from the original HRK 21,9 million the final allocated amount is HRK 24 million and 896 thousand” said Minister Cappelli.  The program consists of four measures, each with a different purpose of co-financing. Through measure A hotels, camps and other accommodation facilities, rural households and household facilities are supported by raising the quality provided they reach a higher category, development and improvement of additional facilities, thematic definition of hotels, investment in green entrepreneurship, construction of a new camp or rest area, or renovation expansion and arranging existing, developing and improving additional camp facilities, increasing and improving living conditions for people with disabilities, raising the quality of existing farms with the condition of reaching a higher category for one sun, arranging picnic areas, tasting rooms, wineries, and building swimming pools in household facilities. Through this measure, 485 projects were approved, with a total amount of HRK 21,4 million, with HRK 9,3 million related to the construction of 237 swimming pools in households.Through measure B special forms of tourism are being developed, such as rural and mountain tourism, cycling tourism, sports-recreational, adventure, adventure, diving, etc. special forms of tourism through investments in the necessary infrastructure, equipment and contents of terrain and space, playgrounds, caves, lookouts, training grounds , rest areas, etc. This measure also supports amusement and theme parks, small and floating hotels, renovation and arrangement of excursion wooden boats of traditional construction, and the creation of a package of new tourist products for markets of special interest. Through this measure, HRK 2,8 million was approved for 102 projects.Measure C refers to the availability and safety of tourists through co-financing of publicly available defibrillators (medical rescue and resuscitation devices) in catering facilities, with mandatory education, with priority given to catering facilities on islands and other parts of Croatia that do not have health facilities nearby. In addition, from this year, measure C will subsidize the transport of water to companies and crafts engaged in the hotel industry on islands without water supply. Measure D refers to recognizability, so it will finance the placement of island products through tourism, connecting agriculture and tourism using new digital technologies, as well as international gatherings important for entrepreneurship in tourism. Through measure C, HRK 300 thousand was allocated for 10 projects, and through measure D HRK 320 thousand for 9 projects.The results of the program “Competitiveness of the tourism industry” were published on the official website of the Ministry of Tourism read more

Want to hear some real angels singing today?

first_imgIf you are anywhere near Letterkenny Shopping Centre before 1pm today, then pop down to Penneys.The children of the Little Angels School are performing their Christmas carols and it’s a joy to behold.And while you’re there, give them a little donation. Want to hear some real angels singing today? was last modified: December 20th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Breaking: Major rescue operation after 15 swept out to sea off West Donegal

first_imgTues 13/08 11.30pmRead the latest update at: Tues 13/08 8pmFifteen people have been rescued from the sea following an emergency at Magheraroarty in West Donegal this afternoon. Ten of the casualties were transported to Letterkenny University Hospital on the Rescue 118 helicopter. One other person is being brought by ambulance.The group of young people, who are understood to be attending the local Gaeltacht college, got into difficulty in the water after 4pm.Mulroy Coast Guard was tasked to the scene, while local fishing boats in the area brought some of the young people onboard their vessels. Others managed to swim to the shore.Rescue 118 at the scene at Machaire Rabhartaigh. Photo: Cllr Michael Cholm Mac Giolla EasbuigOne of the group is believed to have been in the water for a considerable length of time. Ten were brought onboard the Rescue 118 helicopter for transfer to LUH. The remainder was treated by paramedics at the scene and did not require hospitalisation, according to the Coast Guard. On scene support was also provided by the Tory Ferry Queen of AranThe extent of injuries is not yet known, but sources say that hypothermia may be an issue in this incident.Local Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig was at the scene as the rescue operation was ending.He praised the local rescue effort and the emergency services, saying: “I want to highly praise the local fishing community who went out and took the students onto the boats, and also the Coast Guard, the ambulances and helicopter crew.“The community as a whole deserves credit for saving lives, because that’s exactly what they did today.” The Coast Gaurd has thanked the members of the public who made the emergency calls this afternoon.In a statement, a spokesperson said: “The helicopter crew deserve special commendation for their efficient response to a difficult challenge as do staff in Malin Head for coordinating an operation with a successful outcome.”Breaking: Major rescue operation after 15 swept out to sea off West Donegal was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:MAGHERAROARTYWest Donegallast_img read more

Kevon Looney ‘will be ready to go’ in Game 5 despite feeling ‘a little sore’

first_imgTORONTO – Almost wherever he goes, Kevon Looney keeps ice bags wrapped all over his shoulders and chest area.“Body is a little sore,” Looney admitted.No matter. Despite suffering what the Warriors originally thought was a season-enging injury against Toronto in Game 2 of the NBA Finals, Looney surprisingly returned in Game 4 while wearing a compression sleeve. Looney also expects he “will be ready to go” when the Warriors play Game 5 in Toronto on Monday.“Definitely after the first day I …last_img read more

Top seed Simona Halep eases into last eight

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Berdych dilemma: What to do about Federer Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss PLAY LIST 02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss02:31CamNorte Gov faces complaints for violating ease of doing business rules00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Romania’s Simona Halep makes a forehand return to Japan’s Naomi Osaka during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)World number one Simona Halep eased into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open Monday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over unseeded Naomi Osaka of Japan in 81 minutes.“I’m really happy that I’m back in the quarter-finals,” said the Romanian, who last made it this far in 2015 and has been nursing a troublesome ankle that she rolled in her first-round match. ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerscenter_img View comments The big-hitting Osaka had her chances, notably in the fifth game of the first set when she squandered five points to break the Halep serve. The Romanian compounded Osaka’s disappointment immediately with a break of her own.She served out to take the set in 42 minutes and immediately broke the Japanese player again to start the second.The players matched each other with 22 winners apiece but Osaka’s 31 unforced errors ultimately proved her downfall against the consistent Halep.The top seed is guaranteed to meet a Czech opponent for a place in the semi-finals, either sixth seed Karolina Pliskova or Barbora Strycova, the 20th seed, who play later.ADVERTISEMENT “The injury is still there. I feel it but I’m trying not to think about it and give it everything.”Halep was delighted to be on court for 143 minutes less than her previous match against Lauren Davis, which at 3hr 44min was the longest of the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Actually, this tournament looks like a marathon for me,” she said, after spending almost nine hours on court so far, more than any other player.  “I’m really proud I could stay focused and make every point very focused and concentrated.”  Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next MOST READlast_img read more

LeBron James heads to Manila again on September 2

first_imgTrump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Cleveland also picked up 2011 NBA MVP Derrick Rose and Jeff Green in the offseason.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return LATEST STORIES The 32-year-old James, who just led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their third straight NBA Finals two months ago, will be in the country on Sept. 2 for his “Strive for Greatness Show” which will be held at Mall of Asia Arena.James was supposed to visit Manila in September 2016 but cancelled the stop due to logistical reasons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingThe two-time Olympic gold medalist is looking to bring another title in Cleveland in the coming season, but with a different-looking squad.The Cavaliers, who yielded the championship to the Golden State Warriors in five games, just swapped its All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for another stud in Isaiah Thomas, quality role player in Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and an unprotected 2018 first round pick from the Brooklyn Nets. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game Three of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena on May 21, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPLeBron James is set to return to Manila.James, who is arguably the best basketball player in the world today, is making his third visit to the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day PLAY LIST 01:18Woman gives birth at Manila North Cemetery on All Souls’ Day01:151.108M crowd estimate at Manila North Cemetery since Oct. 30 to Nov. 201:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Journey of Nishiyuu began with vision ends with hope wolves will unite

first_img(Journey of Nishiyuu walkers on Hwy 105 in Quebec and heading toward Parliament Hill on Monday. Photo courtesy of Andrea Schmidt)By Jorge Barrera APTN National News CHELSEA, Que-The 1,600 kilometre Journey of Nishiyuu, which began with a vision of a wolf facing a bear, neared its epic climax Monday with a final march on Parliament Hill.Standing in the parking lot in Chelsea, Que., about 18 kilometres north of Canada’s capital, and surrounded by about 200 people, David Kawapit said the idea of the journey began after he had a vision while at a friend’s house during the protest fast of Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence. Spence pitched a teepee this past December on an island in the Ottawa River demanding a meeting with the federal government.Kawapit says he was moved by Spence’s fast and was thinking about how he could also join the struggle for First Nations rights when a vision appeared. While Kawapit said he would recount the full vision during a planned speech beneath the Peace Tower later Monday, he revealed that part of it involved a wolf and a bear. He said the wolf symbolized First Nations people in Canada and the bear symbolized the government.“A wolf alone can be easily killed by it, but with its brothers and sisters everywhere, it can call upon them and it can take down the bear with ease,” said Kawapit. “That is what became the unity part of this. We all need to stand together.”Kawapit is from Whapmagoostui First Nation, a fly-in community of about 800 Cree people that sits just above the 55th parallel along the eastern Hudson Bay coast in Quebec. Now, nearly three months later Kawapit, who is one of the original seven walkers who began this journey, prepares to take his final steps toward Parliament Hill.The unity theme spurred him across frozen lakes and gave him strength trudging through drifts on snowshoes, he said.“Uniting First Nations across Canada and other Indigenous people takes time,” he said. “I hope I am still alive when it’s done.”With a group of Algonquins joining the march in its final days, part of his vision appears to be coming true.Kathleen Jacko, 23, from the Algonquin First Nation of Kitigan Zibi, said she took the day off from work to walk with the Cree Monday.“It’s once in a lifetime,” said Jacko, who joined the marchers on Sunday. “I thought, I have to do this.”The approaching end brings mixed feelings of joy and sadness for some.Natalie Mathias, from Winneway First Nation in Quebec, was loading up supplies into the back of a cube truck for the last time. She struggles briefly to compose her emotions.“You don’t want to say goodbye. I’ve been with these people for so long,” said Mathias, who has been with the walkers for nearly a month.Others say they will carry the memories from the journey with them forever.Benjamin Capassisit, 22, from the Ojibway First Nation of Mattagami in Ontario, has memories scrawled on his jacket in the form of signatures from the people he’s met along the way.“I wanted something to remember everyone by,” said Capassisit, who joined the journey a month ago. “This journey, it made me a lot happier. I was quiet and shy.”Whapmagoostui First Nation Chief Stanley George says he feels nothing but pride.“I don’t want it to end,” he said. “I’ve never been so proud of my young people…People keep asking, what is the message. The whole walk is the message.”George said he also found out this weekend that his community’s peewee hockey team had also captured the regional championship.Jordan Masty, 22 one of the original walkers, says the walk is also about the future.“We still want to keep our culture, our land because of the next generation,” he said.Geordie Rupert, 21, who is also one of the original walkers, said the long kilometres have yet to sap his energy.“I love all my people,” he said. “We are going to start another journey after we finish this.”The walkers plan to journey to Victoria Island, which is where Spence held her fast in the shadow of the Parliament buildings and the Supreme Court. From there they will march to Parliament Hill for a day of speeches and celebration.last_img read more