Mount Snow to open on Thanksgiving Day

first_imgMount Snow Resort,Mount Snow has announced its plan to open for skiing and riding on Thanksgiving Day. It will have lift serviced terrain for all ability levels including a full terrain park at Carinthia. In all four lifts will run servicing seven trails and two mountain faces.As well Santa Claus is coming to town. . .more specifically he and Mrs. Claus will be at Mount Snow on November 27th to listen to the wishes of boys and girls. Part of the annual Mount Snow Thanksgiving weekend, Santa and the Mrs. make their way into the base area escorted by the West Dover Fire Department in their ladder truck.The festivities start at 5:30pm with the first of five fireworks shows at Mount Snow this winter. Guests gather in the base area between the Capehouse and Clocktower buildings to witness skiing splendor as instructors start the ceremony with a beautiful torchlight parade. Immediately following are fireworks with Santa and Mrs. Claus making their appearance and meet at the fireplace inside the base lodge to take photos and listen to every kid’s holiday wish list.Cuzzins Bar & Grill will be open with live music from Bruce Jacques Friday and Saturday for an après skiing party. As well the Snow Barn opens for the season with Blockhead performing Friday night and Parker House Theory on Saturday for those 21+.Mount Snow Sports at the Grand Summit Hotel is offering a raffle for everyone who visits the store between Wednesday and Saturday. A winner will be selected at 3pm on Saturday and receive a brand new pair of Nordica skis.Source: Mount Snow. 11.23.2010. mountsnow.comlast_img read more

Nicaragua Seeks to Modernize its Naval Force in the Caribbean

first_img Nicaragua is seeking to modernize its Naval Force, to reinforce its control over the area obtained in the Caribbean Sea after the border demarcation with Colombia was approved by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), President Daniel Ortega said on August 13. “We are looking for more resources for the Naval Force, since the area we have to cover is much bigger now,” due to the ICJ ruling, which defined the Nicaraguan maritime borders with Colombia in the Caribbean Sea, Ortega stated during a ceremony commemorating the Navy’s 33rd anniversary. By Dialogo August 15, 2013 Ahead of potential fears by countries such as Costa Rica and Colombia, Ortega said that “it is not to harm the sister nations, but to confront drug trafficking and organized crime.” The Nicaraguan maritime territory, which was contained in the 82nd meridian that Colombia recognized as its border, was increased to over 90,000 km2 by the ICJ. center_img The head of state said that the modernization “is a matter of security” for the country, since most of the maritime territory “demands more and better naval means for patrolling the area; means with more autonomy to penetrate the area and conduct surveillance, as well as counter organized crime and drug trafficking.” The Army Commander added that they have visited different factories or shipyards where some vessels are manufactured to evaluate prices. The Naval Force, one of the three branches of the Army, has not renewed its fleet since 2000, according to military authorities.last_img read more

Pacquiao confirms November 5 fight date against Vargas

first_img(The Sports Xchange) – Manny Pacquiao confirmed yesterday he will come out of retirement to fight World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on November 5 in Las Vegas.The 37-year-old Pacquiao, also a senator in the Philippines, issued a statement to announce his comeback opponent.“Yes, the fight is on,” Pacquiao said in the statement. “Boxing is my passion. I miss what I’d been doing inside the gym and atop the ring.”Pacquiao announced his retirement following an April 9 victory over Timothy Bradley Jr in their third fight so he could focus on his senate duties in the Philippines.Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), who has won world titles in eight weight divisions, was widely expected to return to the ring at some point.Pacquiao, who was elected to the Philippines senate in May, said he will spend the entire training camp in his home country so he can also attend to his legislative work.“Boxing is my main source of income. I can’t rely on my salary as a public official,” Pacquiao said.“I’m helping the family of my wife and my own family, as well. Many people also come to me to ask for help and I just couldn’t ignore them.”last_img read more

Solvay boys basketball tops Skaneateles, 56-46

first_imgWhen the Solvay boys basketball team lost at Christian Brothers Academy on Jan. 11, it seemed, at the time, like an alarming situation.Without leading scorer Justin Scott in the lineup, the Bearcats struggled, at times, to generate consistent production from its other starters, and would have to correct that situation in a hurry.That was because Solvay’s next game was at Skaneateles last Tuesday night, a showdown between two top sectional Class B contenders.The Lakers were 10-1, and even with a loss to Homer the week before it still held the no. 15 spot in the state Class B rankings, fully expecting to assert itself against the Bearcats.Instead, it turned into the most impressive victory of Solvay’s season so far.By a 56-46 margin, the Bearcats controlled matters on both ends of the floor, clamping down on defense, especially in the first half where it never let Skaneateles have many open looks.Building a 32-18 advantage by intermission, Solvay then maintained its lead the rest of the way, answering every Lakers scoring run with one of its own and overcoming Nate Fouts’ 23 points as Jack Whirtley and Tyler Delfavero got eight points apiece.What happened that night carried over into games on Thursday night, with Solvay defeating Hannibal 71-55 and Skaneateles taking its second straight defeat to Syracuse Academy of Science 78-68.Against SAS, the Lakers trailed early, only to tie it 32-32 by halftime before the Atoms outscored them 26-15 in the third quarter to pull in front for good.Nate Fouts did all he could, pouring in 28 points as Jack Whirtley got 15 points and Andrew Neumann had 12 points. But SAS had four players score in double figures, Dale McMillan getting 25 points and Zaccheaus Smith 18 points as Augustine Jusu and Marcus Pasha had 11 points apiece.As this went on, Solvay was at Hannibal and got off to a rough start, trailing 16-10 before a second quarter where it nearly shut out the Warriors during an 18-2 spurt.Able to get away late, the Bearcats saw Brock Bagozzi and Elijah Wright go to the forefront, each getting 20 points as Jaimen Bliss added nine points. Blaine Franklin had six points as Will Evans and Antonio Gonzalez each got five points. In defeat, Hannibal’s Kyle Dixon earned 24 points.It wasn’t until Saturday that Skaneateles broke it skid, outscoring PSLA-Fowler 73-66. Fouts finished with 27 points, helped by Neumann and Miller Weir with 13 points apiece as Tyler DelFavero got nine points and Nick Wamp had eight points.Not to be forgotten in the Class B mix, Marcellus traveled to Chittenango last Tuesday night and found itself in some trouble until rallying late to beat the Bears 62-53.It was a rough start for the Mustangs, who trailed 31-25 at halftime but then slowly made its way back, ultimately relying on a balanced attack to take control late.Matt Kershaw, with 16 points, was one of four Marcellus players to reach double figures. Luke Ingianni had 12 points, with Jared Sammon adding 11 points and Cory Cangemi 10 points as Tristan Jarvi got six points.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: boys basketballskaneatelesSolvaylast_img read more

Conor McGregor arrested in Miami for allegedly destroying fan’s phone

first_imgMBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019″Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation,” McGregor’s lawyer, Sam Rabin, said Monday, via CBS Miami.McGregor was in Miami on vacation, according to the Miami Herald. Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on Monday.The UFC fighter was arrested on charges of felony strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief after allegedly destroying the phone of a fan attempting to take a picture of him outside a Miami Beach hotel, according to the Miami Beach police report.  Police say McGregor slapped the fan’s phone from his hands and proceeded to stomp on it several times. McGregor then picked up the phone and walked away with it, the police report says.last_img read more

UFC Uruguay: Valentina Shevchenko focused on improvement, not being best in the world

first_img“My target and my goal are to train hard for every fight to make each fight a good one and to win every one of them,” Shevchenko told Sporting News. “That is what I want from me. I’m not focusing on who is the best in the world. I think it’s a job for you guys in the media and the fans. For me, I decided in my career that I’m going to focus on each fight because I have to keep my focus on my performances.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearShevchenko is 17-3 with 12 of her wins coming by stoppage. Two of her defeats came against Nunes in bouts that could have gone either way. The other loss was at the hands of Liz Carmouche, and they meet Saturday at UFC Uruguay with Shevchenko’s belt on the line. The champion and challenger first squared off under a fly by the night promotion called C3 in Concho, Oklahoma, in September 2010. Carmouche, who has said in the lead-up that she was supposed to face Valentina’s sister Antonia, won via second-round TKO when the fight got stopped by the fight doctor after Shevchenko had a cut over her eye.No video of the first fight exists. It’s one that never leaves Shevchenko’s mind to this day and uses it as motivation every time she gets ready to go into combat.”I remember the fight,” Shevchenko said. “I was winning the round, and I was coming out of the standup, and then I took her down. I was looking at her, and she was laying on the ground. She threw her heel in the air towards my head. I didn’t feel it and didn’t hurt at all. We continued to fight and grappled on the ground.”When we were on the mat, I saw blood, but I didn’t realize it was mine. But after we grappled for about another minute, the round ended and the doctors came inside the cage. I understood that something happened to my eye. There was a cut on my eyebrow. They decided to stop the fight. I was against it because I felt I could continue. Blood can be stopped from cuts, and the fight does continue. But they decided to stop the fight. There was nothing I can do at that point to change their minds.”I take everything I’ve learned today from that fight. I became a better fighter because I lost to her. I think about that loss before every fight. And we have history heading into this fight on Saturday. It’s going to be a completely different fight.”Since the 31-year-old entered the UFC in December 2015, Shevchenko’s gone 6-2. The way she’s won each of those fights makes fans think there isn’t much to improve on considering her extensive martial arts background where she is a 17-time Muay Thai and K1 world champion. Combined with her MMA record, Shevchenko is a staggering 71-5.With those credentials, what else is there for Shevchenko to improve on? The consensus among MMA pundits is that women’s bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes and flyweight titlist Valentina Shevchenko are the two best female fighters in the world. Even though the world feels that way about Shevchenko, she doesn’t want to hear any of it. She’s only worried about stepping into the octagon and coming out on top.  “Continuing doing what I’m doing,” Shevchenko said. “Every fight gives me more and more experience and knowledge to never stop in my desire to be better because in all my training I’ve learned that MMA is an amazing sport and you can always find new techniques, and you have to learn to adopt them to become No. 1.” Shevchenko has noticed the improvement in Carmouche from almost nine years ago and is impressed with her performances. To Shevchenko, the progress of her opponent doesn’t matter as long as she improves from her last fight and retains the gold. “I know it’s going to be a good fight,” Shevchenko said. “I’m training for every situation that can happen to you. She’s going to do everything she can. But my goal in my mind is on the victory, and I’m going to do more than she is.”last_img read more