Vermont predicts excellent foliage season

first_imgVermont tourism officials are expecting a busy foliage season this year and encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek deals being offered through the fall. Dozens of inns, hotels, historic sites and museums are offering a variety of midweek specials during the fall foliage season as part of the statewide Midweek Peek promotion organized by the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. Deals range from discounted lodging to reduced admission prices to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external). Foliage season is an incredibly popular time to come to Vermont, but visitors can still find a diverse range of options for lodging, dining and activities, especially midweek, says Vermont Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Bruce Hyde. Fall in Vermont is spectacular any day of the week, and we hope people will take advantage of the special Midweek Peek deals around the state.During fall foliage, Vermont s magnificent countryside shimmers in red, orange, green and gold, drawing millions of visitors here from all corners of the globe. Vermont forestry experts agree with the prediction that a beautiful foliage season is on the way. The trees throughout Vermont received an abundance of moisture this summer, which is one of the key ingredients to a bright foliage season, says Ginger Anderson, Chief of Forest Management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation.  Vermont is currently experiencing a drying trend and will begin to transition into typical fall weather with warm days and cool nights. As that happens, we expect Vermont’s foliage to display magnificent autumn color.The Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing offers a number of resources on its website at www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) for foliage season visitors. The site includes tips on planning ahead, a Lodging Availability Forecaster, and the Foliage Forecaster, which shows the progression of the colors across Vermont during a typical foliage season. Also included are seasonal stories and 20 different suggested driving tours. Visitors can also access the Vermont Travel Planner, an extensive database of lodging, dining, events, attractions and recreational opportunities. Weekly foliage reports will begin on Sept. 15 and will be available on www.VermontVacation.com(link is external) and also the state s toll-free visitor information line 1-800 VERMONT. Reports will be updated on Tuesdays and Thursdays through the end of October.Visitors make 14.3 million trips to Vermont each year and visitor spending adds an estimated $1.57 billion to the state s economy, according to VDTM research. The research shows that 23 percent of those visits, or 3.7 million, are during the fall season. Vermont is also the nation s leading producer of maple syrup and attributes much of its fall foliage beauty to the high concentration of sugar maples, the official state tree.Source: Vermont Department of Tourismlast_img read more

The Zadar County Tourist Board has published public calls for co-financing events

first_imgPursuant to the Work Program for 2018, the Zadar County Tourist Board has published on its website a PUBLIC INVITATION to apply for the program “Support to Events” in 2018.The subject of the Public Invitation is the allocation of grants from the Zadar County Tourist Board and Zadar County for events in the Zadar County as a motive for tourists to arrive at the destination, and the creation of additional offers, especially in the pre- and postseason.One of the main goals of this implementation of aid is, in addition to transparency and clear definition of goals and purposes of the program, to develop the concept of “experience” to adapt to market needs and trends, and become an even more desirable destination, especially in terms of strengthening traffic outside summer. months (July, August), ie arrivals that are not motivated by the product “sun and beach””Point out the Zadar County Tourist Board and add that they want to more strongly develop and support events that are the motive for coming to the destination, and encourage the organizers to develop events in that direction.Therefore, the focus of the event must be on two things, in order to receive co-financing from the Zadar County Tourist Board:TYPE A – EVENTS that are the MOTIVATION of tourists to the destinationTYPE B – EVENTS that create an ADDITIONAL OFFER and INDIGENOUS ATMOSPHERE at the destinationTherefore, this year the organizers from Zadar County will have to decide on the profile of their event and accordingly fill out only one of the two available forms. Those events that motivate the arrival of tourists will be more strongly encouraged, but they will also have to prove it by fulfilling more conditions, more precisely by advertising, knowing the target groups (“for whom do we do it?”), Package deals, tools they use or attract visitors. and others.Deadline for online application is on February 19, 2018 until 12:00, and more information as well as the required forms can be found on the website Zadar County Tourist Boardlast_img read more

Governor Wolf: Senate Plan “Crueler” Than House’s for Seniors, Working Families on Medicaid

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Senate Plan “Crueler” Than House’s for Seniors, Working Families on Medicaid June 22, 2017 Healthcare,  Human Services,  Medicaid Expansion,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health,  Seniors Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today released the following statement on the U.S. Senate Republican health care bill unveiled this morning:“The deeper and more devastating cuts to Medicaid in this plan make it even crueler than the House plan. Some politicians in Washington are completely disconnected from the reality of how cutting Medicaid will damage real Pennsylvania families, and communities. Seniors in need of home or nursing care, children with disabilities, and rural hospitals and working families relying on Medicaid will all be left behind. The Senate plan prioritizes tax cuts for the wealthy, modest deficit reductions and achieving a political victory over families who need lifesaving care.“Over the past few weeks, I have joined Republican and Democratic governors in opposing cuts to Medicaid, but we have been shut out of the process and unable to give our residents a voice. It is time for Washington Republicans to restart and begin listening to the patients, doctors, states and communities who will ultimately shoulder the burden of their decisions. We need a legislative process that is patient-focused, inclusive, bipartisan, honest and open. This has been the complete opposite.”center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Eagles FC edge Uitvlugt Warriors as the game makes a welcome return to ground

first_imgROUND two of the GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power U-17 Intra-Association League in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) kicked off last Saturday at the Uitvlugt Community Centre ground after an absence of a number of years.WDFA president Orin Ferrier disclosed that the association were able to gain access to the ground, following a series of meetings with the management of Uitvlugt Estate, part of the GUYSUCO family.Eagles celebrated the return of the game to this once popular venue which would have also hosted international matches with an exciting victory over neighbours, Uitvlugt Warriors 3-2.Eagles FC of Stewartville have continued their winnings ways and are the only unbeaten team, following the first round of this league. Their first round encounter against Uitvlugt also ended 3-2 in their favour.Charles Benn in the 41st minute, Telbert Baptiste in the 46th and Romel Medas in the 60th minute were the players rocking the back of the net for Eagles, as they stormed back in style to erase a two-goal deficit in the first half and snatch full points.Home team Uitvlugt backed by their fans had felt that they were somewhat comfortable after running away 2-0 leaders through goals from Malcolm Dainty in the 2nd minute and Travis Fraser in the 14th minute.The first-half comfort for the Warriors was however cut short on 41 minutes, when Eagles fired in the first of three unanswered goals.Hurry-ATE won the first match of this second phase via walkover from Pouderoyen FC who failed to show up. Matches will continue next week.last_img read more

Q&A with Wolfpack beat writer Andrew Schuett of Technician

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 1 Syracuse (24-0, 11-0 Atlantic Coast) faces North Carolina State (16-8, 6-5) on Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. To learn more about the Wolfpack, The Daily Orange spoke with Andrew Schuett, an N.C. State beat writer from Technician.The Daily Orange: What does N.C. State need to do to pull off the upset and win this game?Andrew Schuett: Well, T.J. Warren’s got to score 40. If State’s going to win this game they’ve got to have big production from guys like Anthony Barber, Desmond Lee and Ralston Turner. They’ve got to be huge in this game. Other guys like Jordan Vandenberg and Kyle Washington, too. State’s going to have to play their absolute best basketball. Even if they do, I can’t really see State leaving Syracuse with a win.The D.O.: Warren leads the ACC in scoring and has five games with 30 points or more. What has he done to take his game to the next level?A.S.: Last year he was probably closer to the fifth or sixth option on offense. C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown were running things. He’s really come into his own this year. He lost 20 pounds in the offseason and he’s gotten a lot more athletic. He’s not the kind of player to take you one-on-one in isolation, he’s more the kind of guy who can get to the rim and score in a variety of ways. He just kind of helps the team out in whatever way he can.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: N.C. State has lost many players from last year’s team. How has it played so far compared to the expectations at the start of the season?A.S.: I came into the season thinking that if N.C. State gets to the (National Invitation Tournament) (head coach Mark) Gottfried should win national coach of the year. They’re obviously not getting to the NCAA Tournament. I think what they’ve been able to do this year — losing guys like Rich Howell, and C.J., who was a great player, and guys like Rodney Purvis who transferred to (Connecticut) — with a really young team, I think Gottfried and the coaching staff have really done a good job of bringing the guys together. We’ve seen some things from this year’s team that we didn’t see last year. They were down at Maryland, down against Georgia Tech, struggling against Wake Forest and came back and pulled out quality ACC wins against some good teams. On the whole, State fans are happy with this team and just want to see them keep progressing.The D.O.: N.C. State has beaten Maryland, Florida State and Miami, but lost to North Carolina Central, as well as Virginia and Duke by more than 30. Why do you think there’s so little consistency? Is it mostly due to inexperience, or are there other factors, too?A.S.: The N.C. Central loss, State was a young team going up against a more experienced team that wasn’t scared at all of the limelight. They made their shots and played really good basketball. The Virginia loss, that was just State getting demolished by a head-and-shoulders better team. If you can play good defense against N.C. State, then you’ve got a chance. State on the offensive end can go stagnant. If they’re not making shots, they start turning the ball over. That’s what happened against Duke. They just turned the ball over (15) times in the first half. The blueprint to beat State is to be really, really solid defensively, and take what they give you offensively. Comments Published on February 14, 2014 at 12:18 am Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Remarks could add fuel to fire for USC

first_img“Suicide Blitz” runs Thursdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or email Danny at savitzky@usc.edu. With No. 18 USC just two days away from hosting Washington at the Coliseum, Huskies coaches haven’t had many qualms about being the least bit frank when speaking with the media.First, coach Steve Sarkisian told reporters during Monday’s press conference he would rather have junior quarterback Matt Barkley on his NFL team than Stanford signal caller Andrew Luck, the consensus No. 1 overall pick in next April’s NFL draft.But it was defensive coordinator Nick Holt who provided the more incendiary comment.“We’ll be okay against these guys,” Holt said of the Trojans. “I’d rather play USC than Oregon, quite honestly.”At first glance, it really isn’t all that big of a deal. He’d rather play USC than Oregon? Who wouldn’t? Oregon sports a better, faster offense and has lost only to No. 1 LSU this season after falling to Auburn in the BCS National Championship game last year.It’s not the boldest assertion for Holt to say he’d like to avoid the Ducks. But it’s the first part of the quote that should anger USC more. Within that seemingly innocent comment, Holt is hinting he holds a secret to stopping USC’s offense.Holt’s history with USC is extensive. He was the team’s linebacker coach from 2001 to 2003 and the defensive coordinator from 2006 to 2008 before heading to Washington with Sarkisian for the 2009 season. USC coach Lane Kiffin was with USC for some of that time, too, so Holt might know some of his tendencies.What’s more, Washington has defeated USC each of the last two years, so Holt should come in with some level of confidence. But there are some problems with that.As few will forget, Barkley did not play in 2009. Last year, it wasn’t Washington’s defense that won the game, as it surrendered 31 points. If not for a masterful 10-play, 62-yard drive led by quarterback Jake Locker with 2:34 left in the fourth quarter — which included a clutch 18-yard pass on 4th-and-10 — to give Washington a game-winning field goal, the Huskies would have lost.Holt has more of a problem on his hands than he realizes. The duo of Barkley and sophomore wide receiver Robert Woods has been nearly unstoppable this season, and proves a tough attack to prepare for. Sure, Holt might decide the best course of action is to double cover Woods on most plays. But then there’s freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee, nearly as talented as Woods, on the other side of the field.Just because USC doesn’t run a high-tempo spread offense with speed at pretty much every position doesn’t mean there aren’t complications in trying to stop its attack.Then again, maybe Holt was just blowing smoke. Maybe he doesn’t really put any stock into what he said. Maybe he’s taking this game just as seriously as he took the game against Oregon. Maybe it’s all a plan to rile up the Trojans, much like Sarkisian’s comments about Barkley and Luck appeared to be.It’s doubtful anyone at USC needs more motivation to win this game. Sure, the bowl stakes are negligible. But since Sarkisian and Holt defected to Washington, they haven’t felt the sting of losing to USC.Barkley will show up, even though he doesn’t get another shot to beat Locker. Woods and Lee will show up. Junior and senior tailbacks Curtis McNeal and Marc Tyler will show up. The whole team is going to be focused on winning this game.Washington’s defense might not be winded every play after dealing with the quick legs of Oregon’s LaMichael James, Kenjon Barner and De’Anthony Thomas. It might not have to deal with triple options, sweeps and nonsensical audible cards on the sideline.But if USC has anything to say about it, Saturday’s game will be just as tough on the Huskies’ defense as last week’s was. Holt’s comments might have been about 60 game minutes premature.last_img read more

Sumner County Jail Weekly bookings: Sept. 22 – Sept. 29, 2014

first_imgEcton, Todd M.46Douglas, Ks.60th Street South, U.S. 81W.P.D.Kiowa County warrant for F.T.A.9/22/14 Smith, Deeann L.42Conway Springs, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUSOServing Sentence 48 hours9/22/14 Anaya-Orozco, Manuel29Wichita, Ks.Sedgwick County JailMPDHousing9/23/14 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date         Myers, Thaddeus J.41Wellington, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUSO·2 warrants, 14CR132 for F.T.A. and 14CR257 for , Distribution of Meth, Conspiracy to distribute Meth, Theft, Distribution of Marijuana, Poss. of Drug Parphernailia.9/23/14 Norris, Shannon45Wellington, Ks.500 N. Washington, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.Telephone Harassment9/22/14 The following is the Sumner County Jail weekly bookings by the Sheriff’s Department for Sept. 22 to Sept. 29, 2014:  Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 09/22/2014 thru 09/29/14  Mcintire, Sean D29Caldwell Ks221 N Main Caldwell KsCPDSedgwick County Warrant X29/22/14 Whiteneir, Jayvon T.34Wellington, Ks.501 N. Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOProbation Violation9/23/14 Row, Michael A.26Wellington, Ks.610 E. Hillside, Wellington Ks.SUSOServe Sentecne9/26/14center_img Collins, Austyn T.19Wichita, Ks.300 N. Oliver, Sumner CountySUSOD.W.S.9/23/14 Shingler,Michael42Mulvane KS1-35 MP33KHPDWS9/26/14 Bennett-Hester, Kayla M.27Cabot, AK.501 N. Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOBond Revocation and Serve Sentence9/26/14 Sheppard, Jesse D.36Valley VLG, CA.211 N. Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOD.U.I., D.W.S., and Rufusal of B.A.T.9/27/14 Martin, Chrisopher A.38Kansas City, Mo.I-35, mp 16KHPClay County, Mo. Warrant for F.T.A.9/22/14 Escobar,Edgar50Valley Center610 E Hillside Wellington KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 hours9/26/14 Zupko, Kurt52Kingman KS120 N SpruceMPDViolation of PFA9/23/14 Clinkingbeard, Chase D.25Wellington, Ks.500 N. Washington, Wellington Ks.SUSOProbation Violation9/22/14 Williams, Isacc O.34Wichita, Ks.Sedgwick County JailSUSOWarrant 12CR109, Criminal Sodomy9/23/14 Dobkins, Damon A.36Wellington, Ks.1310  Michigan Apt. #A, Wellington Ks.W.P.D.F.T.A.9/28/14last_img read more

Brilliant Bolt storms to third 200 gold

first_imgRio de Janeiro, Brazil | AFP | Usain Bolt wrote another chapter of improbable Olympic history with a third consecutive 200m crown on Thursday as Ashton Eaton led an American gold rush by clinching back-to-back decathlon titles.Bolt, who just days earlier had become the first man in history to win three 100m titles in a row, surged to victory in the 200m in 19.78sec at the Olympic Stadium.Canada’s Andre De Grasse took silver in 20.02sec, just ahead of France’s Christophe Lemaitre, who nicked bronze in 20.12.Bolt’s triumph was greeted with rapturous applause by Brazilian fans who roared their appreciation as the sprint superstar set off on a lap of honour, with Bob Marley booming from stadium speakers.The win left the 29-year-old Bolt just one win away from his targeted “triple triple” — a repeat of his sweep of 100m, 200m and 4x100m golds at the 2008 and 2012 Games.“No, I can’t grasp what I’ve achieved, definitely not,” said Bolt. “You work so hard for years and then you just hope it pays off. It is a brilliant feeling.“I’m getting older and my body is ageing. Personally I think this is my last 200 but my coach may beg to differ.”Bolt will attempt to put the seal on what he says is his final Olympics in Friday’s 4×100 relay.  Solo relay replay Kerron Clement had earlier launched the US gold blitz in the men’s 400m hurdles, coming home in 47.73 to claim gold from Kenya’s Boniface Tumuti.Clement, who won silver in the event in the 2008 Olympics, said he had been determined to win gold this year after injuries derailed his 2012 Games.“I had one goal in mind and my mindset was to come here and get a medal,” Clement said.“In 2008 I fell short and got a silver. In 2012 I was battling injuries and surgeries. I was just happy to make the finals in 2012,” he added.The other American gold came in the shot put, where Ryan Crouser won with a best of 22.52 metres, a new Olympic record.Crouser’s teammate and reigning world champion Joe Kovacs claimed silver with 21.78m. New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh took bronze (21.36).Elsewhere Friday, the USA’s 4x100m women’s relay team survived a potentially costly dropped baton blunder in their heat that left them facing disqualification.The Americans however were granted a reprieve when race officials found that runner Allyson Felix had been barged by a Brazilian rival.The US quartet were then ordered to return to the track to run a solo time trial in order to qualify for Friday’s final, which they duly did with a fastest time of 41.77sec.“It was different, it was really weird,” Felix said after the unprecedented solo race.“Running without competition is just strange.” “The reality of winning is even better than the dream; Olympic champion, in front of my name,” Muhammad said.“Being the first American to win this title adds a bit of extra sparkle,” added Muhammad, who finished in 53.13sec.Sara Slott Petersen of Denmark took silver in 53.55sec while Muhammad’s team-mate Ashley Spencer claimed bronze in 53.72. US gold rush Bolt’s win came on a day when US athletes snapped up four more golds with wins in decathlon, men’s and women’s 400m hurdles and shot put.Eaton, the defending decathlon champion and world record holder, overcame a fierce challenge from France’s Kevin Mayer to win the punishing 10-event discipline with a total of 8,893 points.Mayer won silver with a total of 8,834pts, with Canada’s Damian Warner taking bronze.Eaton’s back-to-back titles matched Britain’s Daley Thompson, who won gold in the event in the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.“To win two Olympic golds in a row like Daley Thompson is very special,” Eaton said.“One day, I’m going to have to meet Daley, shake his hand and thank him for giving me something to chase after.”Arguably the performance of the day by a US athlete came in the women’s 400m hurdles, where Dalilah Muhammad became the first American to win the event since it was introduced at the 1984 Olympics. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chelsea paying for Champions League gain – Hazard

first_imgEden HazardLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes the English champions’ defence of their title was always going to be compromised by a return to Champions League football this season.Despite the Belgian’s 13th goal of the season, Chelsea crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Watford on Monday night to remain fourth in the Premier League, 19 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City.Full-time: Watford 4-1 Chelsea.#WATCHE pic.twitter.com/lmwNoWb8cL— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 5, 2018“I think the Premier League is difficult. It is hard to win every year,” Hazard told ESPN FC.“Last year we didn’t have the Champions League. This year we have less time to be ready for the games. Every week there are three games.”Despite speculation intensifying over his future, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dismissed suggestions of tiredness for his side’s struggles as an excuse.“The winner finds a solution, the loser finds excuses. In my life I like to be a winner and I am a winner,” said the Italian.However, with his job on the line, Chelsea face a season defining few weeks after West Brom’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Monday.A home tie against Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round is followed by the visit of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on February 20, before trips to both Manchester United and City in the league and then the return Champions League leg at the Camp Nou on March 14.Chelsea debut, @_OlivierGiroud_! ?Can he make the difference in the final 20 minutes? #WATCHE pic.twitter.com/uOncsp41zM — Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 5, 2018 Next up for the Blues… pic.twitter.com/51eiCCRYzG— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 7, 2018Conte has repeatedly voiced his displeasure at the club’s recruitment strategy following the departure of key players in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign such as Diego Costa and Nemanja Vidic.Tiemoue Bakayoko’s poor first season in England following a big money move from Monaco continued as he was sent-off after just half an hour at Watford, whilst club record signing Alvaro Morata has struggled to fill Costa’s shoes due to a mixture of inconsistent form and injury.However, with no side having retained the Premier League since 2009, Hazard believes it is the unpredictability of England’s top flight that makes it so attractive to players and fans around the world.“We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different,” he added.“That’s why we love football, if there is only one team that wins it would be boring.“That’s why football is special. You never know what’s going to happen, especially in England.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more