Magic Mountain opens ownership to skiers

first_imgMagic Mountain Ski and Snowboard Resort,Magic Mountain, a classic ski area located in southern Vermont, has announced that it is officially selling shares of the mountain effectively offering ownership opportunities for skiers, snowboarders and enthusiasts of the mountain. As the second ski resort in New England to ever offer ownership to its pass holders and customers, Magic Mountain shareholders will enjoy an equity position in the mountain, season pass discounts, reduced ticket prices, and voting rights in operational decisions.  Modeled after the Mad River Glen ski area co-op, the opportunity for individual ownership aims to increase customer loyalty, and fund significant upgrades to the resort. After reviewing the success of Mad River Glen, we realized that we had a tremendous opportunity to allow loyal fans of Magic Mountain to invest in something special and participate in saving and reviving a classic Vermont ski area, said Jim Sullivan, President, Magic Mountain.   In addition, this offering makes perfect business sense from a capital growth perspective in this current economy where it is difficult to garner support from large investors.  This opportunity brings the dream of owning a piece of a ski mountain and having a say in how it is run to individual ski enthusiasts and in particular those who love Magic and what it represents.Magic Mountain aims to raise $3 million and invest it in the snow-making system, as well as upgrades to lifts, grooming equipment and the main lodge.  The resort is now issuing 1,000 shares priced at $3,000 per share, which will enable the setting up of an LLC whereby the new share holders will own 60 percent of the mountain.To purchase shares of Magic Mountain and review the current business plan, click here: http://www.magicmtn.com/alpineupdates.php(link is external)Magic Mountain is also hosting an open meeting for anyone interested in being a shareholder on Sunday, July 5.  To learn more about this meeting, click here: http://www.magicmtn.com/event.php?day=05&month=07&year=2009(link is external)About Magic MountainFounded by Swiss born ski Instructor, Hans Thorner, in 1961, Magic Mountain is a classic southern Vermont ski mountain located in Londonderry, VT.  Known for its challenging terrain, old-style slopes and woods/glade skiing in a low-key, family setting, Magic Mountain is the ideal ski destination for purist skiers and snowboarders.   To learn more go to: http://www.magicmtn.com/(link is external) Source: Magic Mountain. LONDONDERRY, VT June 29, 2009last_img read more

Colombian Police Arrest 24 Individuals in Anti-drug Operation

first_img In an operation targeting the National Liberation Army (ELN) and the “Los Comba” criminal gang, Colombian police arrested 24 individuals and seized weapons and armored vehicles, according to a press release issued by the South American country’s Defense Ministry. In the announcement, published on the ministry’s website, the director of the National Police, General Oscar Naranjo, said that as a result of 30 searches in five cities, the Criminal Investigation and Interpol Directorate (DIJIN) arrested Róbinson Díaz Rodríguez, alias “El Gordo” [The Fat One], one of the leading members of the criminal gang known as “Los Comba.” Operation Uranus, which began early in the morning on January 26, was carried out in the cities of Bogotá, Popayán, Pasto, Medellín, and Cali. In Cali, the police discovered ten pistols, two MP4 rifles, two MP5 and Mini Uzi submachine guns, one revolver, and three armored vehicles, at a center used by the group to plan murders for hire. According to the statement, the gang had an alliance with the ELN to “ensure the supply of raw materials, the protection of laboratories, the production of alkaloids, and the export of those alkaloids.” Los Comba, the statement specified, exported between 800 and 1,000 kilos of cocaine hydrochloride a month. aka el gordo is the same drug trafficker alias moyete caqueteño, partner of alias skinny gerson , and that got them to usa, we are finally free from you piroberto, run is the order By Dialogo January 30, 2012last_img read more

Crude oil tanker bursts into flames in Medan, injuring 22

first_imgKhaidir, a 27-year-old ship worker who was at the port around the time of the incident, said he heard the sounds of an explosion and saw a column of thick smoke rising from the oil tanker at 8:30 a.m. He immediately ran away from the fire to save himself.“I heard multiple explosions from the ship. Then I saw fire and smoke soon after,” he told The Jakarta Post.Local authorities struggled to put out the resulting flames until 3 p.m. as the remaining oil stored in the ship’s cargo had caught fire, the police said.“We still couldn’t go anywhere near [the scene], because the ship is still on fire. We will [deploy personnel] once the fire has been extinguished to put up police lines, and to search for any remaining victims,” Belawan Police chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Dayan told the press on Monday afternoon. Based on preliminary reports, at least 22 people sustained burns from the fire and had since been given medical treatment, he said.“All of the injured victims are currently being treated at Prima Cipta Husada Hospital and Navy Hospital,” Dayan said, adding that the authorities were still unable to confirm any casualties.“We are still investigating the cause of the fire,” he said.KPLP director Ahmad said in a statement that several local stakeholders were involved in the evacuation, including the Belawan Port Authority, state-owned port operator Pelindo I and the Belawan Fire and Rescue Agency.  “Three ships helped extinguish the flames from the sea,” Ahmad said, adding that the ships belonged to Pelindo I and PT Waruna Nusa Sentana. (rfa)Topics : At least 22 workers were injured and tens of other crew members trapped when crude oil tanker Jag Leela exploded into flames at Belawan Port in Medan, North Sumatra, on Monday morning.The injured victims were immediately rushed to the nearest hospitals, while those who were trapped inside the burning vessel awaited assistance from a search and rescue team.The explosion occurred when the ship was about to dock at the Waruna Shipyard in the port, according to the Transportation Ministry’s Indonesian Coast and Sea Guard (KPLP).last_img read more

Lowset home at The Gap, on 604sq m block, needs new owners

first_imgMore from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 20193 Tallawong Place, The Gap.Mr Thompson is selling the three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with plans to move to an acreage property at Burpengary.Set in a quiet cul-de-sac, the home is on a level 604sq m block, located 8km from the CBD and within proximity to all amenities.Mr Thompson has done some renovations to the home which included doing up the gardens and putting in a swimming pool. He has also installed ducted airconditioning, put in new carpets and a water tank.“It really is a quiet oasis,” Mr Thompson said.“It’s a lovely street and we’ve got good neighbours.“The Gap Village is nearby and it’s got everything you need, it’s just getting better and better.” 3 Tallawong Place, The Gap.When Will Thompson bought this lowset property, at 3 Tallawong Place, The Gap, he had his elderly mother’s interests in mind.But the time has come for him to sell the property he has owned for 10 years after his mum went into care recently.Mr Thompson, a book keeper, said he bought in The Gap area to be closer to his family.“I had two sisters living around there,” he said. “It’s such a lovely suburb with a great community spirit.” 3 Tallawong Place, The Gap.The home features three bedrooms plus a study/home office, master suite with walk-in-robe, ensuite and private courtyard.There is an alfresco setting which overlooks lush tropical gardens. There’s a heated spa and swimming pool with exercise jets.Mr Thompson hopes a young family or retired couple will buy his property.“We’ve had many great memories here,” he said.“There’s been Christmas gatherings, and anniversaries too.”center_img 3 Tallawong Place, The Gap.last_img read more

UK roundup: JLT, TPR, Sackers, PLSA, state pension

first_imgThe aggregate deficit of UK private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes increased by more than £200bn (€235bn) in 2016, according to JLT Employee Benefits.The total shortfall was £434bn, the company estimated, compared with £233bn a year earlier.It is the highest year-end deficit JLT has recorded, said director Charles Cowling.This figure peaked at a record £503bn at the end of September as deficits soared in the wake of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. At the end of 2016, total liabilities reached £1.88trn, while assets hit £1.45trn.Cowling warned that more pension funds would become “a serious threat” to their sponsors’ balance sheets “and, in some cases, the [companies’] ability to pay dividends”.He added: “The tools now exist for an effective de-risking of pension assets and liabilities that, while not promising a silver bullet, do mean pension problems can be managed and solved in time.“Maybe 2017 will be the year in which formal end-game de-risking strategies are at last embraced by the majority of pension schemes.”Meanwhile, Mercer’s data on FTSE 350 company pension schemes reported that their combined deficit increased threefold during 2016, from £39bn to £137bn.Alan Baker, UK DB risk leader, said: “This continues to put real pressure on any risk-management plans and will require trustees and corporate sponsors to work closely together to establish the right framework to monitor and manage those risks.”Last month, a committee of politicians published a wide-ranging report proposing DB sector reforms and calling for new powers for the Pensions Regulator (TPR), including a “nuclear deterrent” ability to fine companies for failing to manage pension deficits.However, the headline-grabbing proposal is unlikely to be used even if it is included in a forthcoming government reform paper, according to Faith Dickson, a partner and pensions lawyer at Sackers.“Giving TPR the power to levy punitive fines on employers to ensure they support struggling schemes might sound impressive, but it is unlikely these powers would be used in practice,” Dickson said.“If they were, the most likely outcome is further delays while employers challenge the fines.”In addition, Dickson warned that placing limits on the length of deficit-recovery plans could force some pension funds to adopt “an overly aggressive approach” to investment.Dickson supported the Work and Pensions Committee’s proposal to increase the use of regulated apportionment arrangements, which have been used on rare occasions to secure benefits while removing some responsibilities from sponsoring employers, all without resorting to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).“We need to move away from thinking these changes are taking benefits away from members,” she said. “In reality, they can make businesses sustainable and open the door to schemes delivering benefits to members over the long term, when they might otherwise only have PPF compensation.”Elsewhere, the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) has urged the government not to increase the state pension age any further.Responding to a consultation about the future of the taxpayer-funded state pension, the PLSA said an increase above age 68 – which will be the national retirement age from 2046 – would place those with lower life expectancies at a disadvantage.Graham Vidler, director of external affairs at the PLSA, said the state pension age should not be changed any more than currently planned.He also argued that benefits should be linked to inflation.“Proposals for a variable pension age, while attractive in tackling socio-economic differences, would sacrifice the simplicity and clarity of the current system,” he said.“On balance, we support the current system of a single state pension age for all.”last_img read more

Man Utd face Shanghai Shenhua pressure over Ighalo plans

first_img No option to buy was included in the 30-year-old’s deadline day move in January. Read Also:Odion Ighalo: Solskjaer reveals how Nigerian has improved Man United attack But he has made a spectacular impact at Old Trafford – scoring four goals in three starts and proving a positive influence in the dressing room. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Manchester United are in fresh danger of losing Odion Ighalo back to parent club Shanghai Shenhua. Odion Ighalo believes football must come secondary to health amid the coronavirus crisis The London Evening Standard says the on loan striker’s contract runs until May 31 – meaning United will have to try to secure a permanent deal or seek Premier League dispensation to extend it further. But with Ighalo’s parent club Shanghai Shenhua potentially back in action before football resumes in this country, there are no guarantees they will agree to a transfer.Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeThe Most Influential Countries In The History Of The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemIs Cristiano Ronaldo Converting His Hotels To Hospitals?This Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericallast_img read more

Trump trip to Rushmore draws ‘fire’

first_imgSeveral groups led by Native American activists are planning protests for Trump’s July 3 visit, part of Trump’s “comeback” campaign for a nation reeling from sickness, unemployment and, recently, social unrest. The event is slated to include fighter jets thundering over the 79-year-old stone monument in South Dakota’s Black Hills and the first fireworks display at the site since 2009. (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – President Donald Trump’s plans to kick off Independence Day with a showy display at Mount Rushmore are drawing sharp criticism from Native Americans who view the monument as a desecration of land violently stolen from them and used to pay homage to leaders hostile to native people. In this Sept. 11, 2002, file photo, the sun rises on Mt. Rushmore National Memorial near Keystone, S.D. as the flag is flown at half staff in honor of the first anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks against the United States. APlast_img read more

Coco Gauff books early exit from flushing Meadows

first_img Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Female Disney Villains You’ll Definitely Fall In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Here Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At Longer8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Call it a no Coco’s day at the flushing Meadows and you will be right as the American Prodigy suffered a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 defeat Monday night. Anastasija Sevastova advanced to the second round after edging out her hard fighting opponent In a ragged, scrappy affair packed with breaks, double faults and unforced errors, it was the 30-year-old Latvian who progressed on the fourth match point when her 16-year-old opponent sent a timid return into the net. It marked the first opening round exit from a Grand Slam for Gauff, a crowd favourite at Flushing Meadows pre-Covid-19 when spectators were allowed into the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. A year ago, Gauff made it to the third round at Flushing Meadows before losing to 2018 champion Naomi Osaka in a match that ended in tears for the teen and a hug from the winner. She stormed onto the scene last year when she beat her idol, Venus Williams, at Wimbledon and went on to reach the fourth round of the tournament. Gauff had said her game was the ‘best it’s ever been,’ during the build-up to the tournament but struggled to gather any momentum at Louis Armstrong Stadium. ‘I was just calm in the end,’ said Sevastova, a US Open semi-finalist in 2018. Loading… ‘Somehow I managed to be calm and stayed there and took my chances. I love being here, even in the bubble. ‘I love the atmosphere, even now it doesn’t matter I have just amazing memories from the years before. ‘And finally I won a match.’ After dropping the opening set Gauff somehow managed to win the second despite being broken three times, registering seven double faults and committing 16 unforced errors. But when it mattered it was the teenager showing far more composure than her 30-year-old opponent who was left smashing her racquet when Gauff broke her twice over the final four games and then held serve to level the contest. Read AlsoNavratilova: ‘Coco Gauff can change the world’ The errors dropped and quality improved in a much tighter third set though, with Sevastova getting the only break at 5-4 to clinch victory. Anastasija Sevastova will next take on Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk who edged out Daria Kasatikina 6-1 6-2 to advance.last_img read more

O’Neill looking to gain momentum

first_imgMichael O’Neill rates Sunday’s victory in Hungary as his best result in charge of Northern Ireland but insists it will only matter if they follow up by beating the Faroe Islands next month. Press Association O’Neill has previously overseen a home win against Fabio Capello’s Russia and a 1-1 draw with Portugal in Porto, but the 2-1 success in Budapest immediately overtook both as his favourite result since taking over from Nigel Worthington. That is down to timing more than anything, with close-range finishes from Niall McGinn and Kyle Lafferty giving Northern Ireland the best possible start to Euro 2016 qualifying. “But we can’t get ahead of ourselves. These are the kind of games, when we’re underdogs, that we go out and pick up points, but it’s the next game against the Faroe Islands – when we should beat them – those are the games where we’ve struggled.” Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis was also celebrating, having led his side to the first away victory of his tenure. The Southampton midfielder has long been a shining light in otherwise unimpressive performances, but this time the 29-year-old was able to reflect on a positive display. “We’re not going to get carried away but we caused them problems and I think we deserved the win,” he said. “Everybody gave their all and that’s what it’s going to take if we’re going to do anything out of this group. “Of course we know we’re not going to come away from home and dominate possession against quality sides but we’re going to try and build on this and get a bit of consistency. “Hungary are a good side and are ranked above us, but I thought we were really disciplined in our play and had to be patient at times. “Whenever we got a chance to play we put some nice patterns together. “But we also had that kind of ruthlessness in the final third which you need in games like this.” But despite the good feeling created by a first away win in over four years, O’Neill is already looking to the next test – a visit from Group F’s relative minnows. “This results feels bigger than Russia or Portugal because it means we’ve started the campaign on the front foot with three points away from home,” he said. “I felt we missed the opportunity to get some momentum going early in the last campaign but we haven’t missed it this time and that means we need to push on from here. “The truth is these three points are only as valuable as what we make of them. “We have a home game against the Faroes now which sets us up to be in a good position after a couple of games, but we have to make sure we do that.” Lafferty, who did more than anyone to drag his side over the line, echoed those sentiments. The 26-year-old Norwich striker made the piercing run and cross that teed up McGinn for the equaliser 10 minutes from time and then showed admirable endeavour to hook the winner over the line in a scramble. But looking ahead to the next test, he said: “When we dig deep, we’ll pick up points and we’ve done that this time. last_img read more

Saints knock eight past Black Cats

first_img There is a longheld theory that the boss who collects the monthly accolade slips to defeat in the next game but Saints returned to winning ways with their biggest ever Barclays Premier League win as Graziano Pelle scored twice to seal a memorable week on a personal level. A goal in either half saw Pelle move onto six Barclays Premier League goals for the season and add to his match-winning Italy debut and player of the month award. Press Association The former Feyenoord striker would have been proud of Santiago Vergini’s own goal, which opened the floodgates as Southampton inflicted a damaging defeat on Gus Poyet’s side. Sunderland had started the game brightly as they looked to build on their maiden league win against Stoke before the international break but Vergini scored a clinical own goal from the edge of his box to set Southampton on their way to a stunning victory. Pelle then scored with a tap-in with Jack Cork, brought into midfield in place of Victor Wanyama, killing the game off before the break. Sunderland then shipped four goals in 16 second-half minutes as a another own goal, courtesy of Liam Bridcutt, was added to by Pelle’s second and efforts from Dusan Tadic and Wanyama. Sadio Mane had been rested following international exertions but came on to add the eighth late on, leaving some Sunderland fans in tears. Saints may boast the player of the month in Italian striker Pelle but they also have the best defence in English football having conceded a measly five league goals this season. Sunderland’s defence is not as watertight and it starting leaking goals after just 11 minutes as Morgan Schneiderlin eased past Wes Brown, with the ball falling to the edge of the Sunderland box, where Argentina international Vergini thrashed the ball into the corner of his own goal with deadly accuracy. It did not take the hosts long to double their lead as Steve Davis was released down the left and crossed for Pelle to tap home from close range to continue his impressive form. Shellshocked Sunderland looked like they might peg their hosts back immediately but goalkeeper Fraser Forster was equal to a well-struck Sebastian Larsson free-kick. Poyet was left angered when his side were denied what appeared to be a clear penalty as Forster cleaned out Steven Fletcher after the Scotland forward had latched onto Lee Cattermole’s through ball – but referee Andre Marriner simply signalled for a goal-kick. The Uruguayan’s mood was not helped as Southampton added their third from the very next attack. Tadic crossed from the left and picked out an unmarked Cork, who got enough on his shot to force it past Vito Mannone. Pelle should have done better with a chance on the stroke of half-time but cut his effort well wide of goal as Saints continued to dominate. Southampton came close to extending their lead early in the second half as Shane Long squared to Tadic inside the box, but the Serbia winger saw his shot cleared off the line by Patrick van Aanholt. The fourth goal duly arrived and it once again came courtesy of a Sunderland own goal as Mannone got a strong hand to a low Pelle shot, only for the ball to squirm over the line off half-time substitute Bridcutt. The misery continued for Poyet and his players as Pelle soon made it five, slotting home first time having been played in by Tadic – although he did balloon a hat-trick opportunity high and wide soon after. Tadic was soon on the scoresheet himself as he was gifted possession by a poor Mannone clearance and swept the ball in for his first Premier League goal. Sunderland were in pieces by this stage and Southampton showed no mercy, adding a seventh just seconds later as substitute Wanyama thrashed an effort past the hapless Mannone. Still it continued and Mane was the next to get in on the act as the Senegal man hit his first Saints goal, with Tadic again supplying the ammunition from the left flank. There was to be no record-equalling ninth for the hosts but this was a signal of intent from Koeman’s side as they look to prove their impressive start is no flash in the pan, with the huge victory taking them third in the table and leaving Sunderland in abject misery. Ronald Koeman well and truly disproved the manager of the month hoodoo as his Southampton side decimated a woeful Sunderland outfit 8-0.last_img read more