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Sugarbush commits to lifelong learning with debut of $10 million family-friendly facilities

Sugarbush commits to lifelong learning with debut of $10 million family-friendly facilities

first_imgWith this week’s debut of a $10 million base-area expansion, Sugarbush Resort has once again strengthened its commitment to lifelong learning and the creation of new snowsports enthusiasts.Devoted to ski school and family-friendly guest facilities, the two recently completed structures are part of Phase 2 of the Lincoln Peak revitalization; the other component being an upgrade of 2.5 miles of snowmaking pipe servicing both Lincoln Peak and Mt. Ellen.Sugarbush’s Phase 2 improvements were financed through NBT Bank, VEDA, and EB5 funding, a federal program that uses foreign investment capital to put Americans to work. Sugarbush president Win Smith will host a grand opening celebration for the new facilities this Friday at 9 a.m., officially opening both ‘The Schoolhouse’ and ‘The Farmhouse’ to the public.Governor Douglas as well as other local and state officials are expected to attend.‘These new state-of-the art guest service facilities blend the inspiration of our local community with the adventurous spirit of the people who call Sugarbush their home,’ said Smith. ‘We’re extremely pleased to showcase these two stunning facilities.’The Schoolhouse, at approximately 12,500 square feet, will be the resort’s new hub of lifelong learning. The building will house the resort’s Micro, Mini and Sugar Bear snowsport educational programs, après-ski activities for children, and summer camp programs. The warm and welcoming structure features murals, sculptures and other artwork created by local artists, and provides slopeside on-snow access for the youth programs.The Farmhouse, at approximately 14,500 square feet, is dedicated to a variety of skier services and adult learning programs. This building will house the new Sunrise Café, ticket and season pass sales, public storage lockers and restrooms, the adult ski school, and rentals and repairs. The Farmhouse will also be home base for Sugarbush’s ‘First Timer to Life Timer’ program ‘ a pioneering ski industry program designed to recruit adults into skiing and riding with an approachable curriculum and an affordable price. Participants in the ‘First Timer to Life Timer’ program are rewarded with a free season’s pass to Sugarbush.Designed in a ‘Vermont vernacular’ architectural style, both The Farmhouse and The Schoolhouse have been integrated into a newly configured, snow-free entrance plaza to the Lincoln Peak base area. ‘Giving people new to skiing or riding a place to feel comfortable and welcomed is an important part of getting them to love the sport,’ said Smith. ‘The buildings are designed to provide skiers and riders of every level with a base area that truly feels like home.’ Work on the Phase 2 project began in mid-April and was general-contracted by Pizzagalli Construction, of South Burlington, Vermont.Landscaping will be installed in the spring to complete the resort’s new grand entrance. Phase 1 of the Lincoln Peak project included the creation of slopeside Clay Brook Residences, Timbers Restaurant, and the Gate House Lodge. It was completed in December of 2006.ABOUT SUGARBUSH:A 4-season resort in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, Sugarbush is located just 50 minutes south of Burlington’s International Airport. There are six mountain areas with more than 53 miles of trails, freestyle terrain, uncrowded slopes, cat skiing and extensive backcountry.Sugarbush’s skiing and riding season began on Thanksgiving Day and with an extensive snowmaking system and increasing natural snowfall totals is opening more terrain almost daily. See www.sugarbush.com(link is external) for updated mountain conditions as well as information on lodging and vacation packages.last_img read more

How I saved $150 price matching in 10 minutes

How I saved $150 price matching in 10 minutes

first_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Tyler Atwell Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Let me preface this by saying I had never price matched before in my life. Even though I knew the policies existed, I did it the first time purely out of spite. The last television I bought was out of necessity, not luxury. I needed a replacement after a friend of mine used my last one to catch himself as he was falling, so you can imagine my mood as I walked into the store. Since that day I’ve always checked my phone before buying anything. Here’s my story…I won’t name the stores I went to on my quest for a new television, (to protect their reputations) so we will call them “Bullseye” and “Good Purchase.” I wasn’t looking for a name brand tv and wasn’t really in a hurry, but I also wasn’t about to pay more than I thought I should for a replacement. I started at Good Purchase as they’re normally my first stop for technology (after online stores of course). Turns out they were having a $100 off sale on the exact television that I had my sights on, but as I got closer, I noticed they were out of stock. My great mood got even better when they told me they wouldn’t be getting any more in stock until after the promotion ended. They also wouldn’t let me pay for one and have it shipped without a manager’s approval, and of course the manager wasn’t in that day. Needless to say I left a bit upset and headed over to Bullseye.Bullseye ended up having the same exact television in stock, ready to be purchased, at $150 over Good Purchase’s price. To be honest, had I come to Bullseye first, I probably would have bought it and been none the wiser. But I can never bring myself to knowingly throw away money. The next thing I know, over the loud speaker, a prerecorded voice told me how they will beat or match anyone’s price, guaranteed (It’s a sign!). After telling the clerk at the electronics counter the price I had found and asking him if they would be able to match it, I received a solid, “not sure dude,” response. I then pulled out my phone to read up on their policy. The language used was slightly confusing but it turned out this specific policy did match local competitor prices.After I confirmed their policy and found the sale price officially listed on Good Purchase’s website, I went up to the customer service counter. The staff seemed a bit irked when I asked to price match, though looking back, I am sure they have people trying to pull fast ones on them all the time, and anyone who has worked retail knows how much fun that is. After they confirmed it and got a manager’s approval, I was checked out with relative ease and on my way with huge savings.Price matching hasn’t always had a great track record. Just three years ago, Consumer World did a piece on how confusing and worthless some store policies were. With the growth of online stores, the retail industry as a whole has gotten even more competitive, which is a win for consumers. The process takes time and knowledge of each specific store’s policy, but if you are looking for a big ticket item and you don’t take some time to check out competitor prices, you could be doing a great disservice to your wallet.last_img read more

Flood warning

Flood warning

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Indonesia seals deal with Australia to exchange tax information

Indonesia seals deal with Australia to exchange tax information

first_imgIndonesia’s tax office and its Australian counterpart have joined hands to exchange information as part of the latest efforts to fight tax avoidance, the Taxation Directorate General announced on Wednesday.The tax office and the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) last month to exchange tax information automatically starting on Aug. 19 under the double tax treaty.“The Taxation Directorate General will receive information related to income received by Indonesian taxpayers from Australian tax subjects,” the tax office said in a statement. The information will be used to implement compliance risk management and law enforcement and ensure compliance of Indonesian taxpayers. The tax office said the information exchange would help fight tax avoidance committed by taxpayers by underreporting their income and assets abroad. “The collaboration between the tax office and the ATO through the taxation information exchange is in line with a global commitment to create transparent taxation,” it added.The government has collected Rp 601.9 trillion (US$40.98 billion) in tax income as of July this year, down 14.7 percent year-on-year due to the coronavirus pandemic. That is around 50 percent of the full-year target.Tax income this year may fail to meet even the most-recently revised target, as economic activity had slowed more than expected, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Wednesday.The government expects a greater tax shortfall this year following a change in the government’s economic growth estimate. Tax income would be slightly below the target set in Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 72/2020, she added.The government previously expected tax income to reach Rp 1.19 quadrillion this year, around 10 percent lower than stated in the initial 2020 state budget plan, as the coronavirus pandemic has hit economic activity hard.Topics :last_img read more

On the hunt for a Queenslander? Check out Brisbane’s newest listings

On the hunt for a Queenslander? Check out Brisbane’s newest listings

first_img35 Kate St, Indooroopilly. Picture: realestate.com.auMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoIt has a modern kitchen and living area which opens up onto a deck.If you’re looking in a higher price range this Queenslander at 17 Harding St, Auchenflower, is listed for offers above $1.379 million. 17 Harding St, Auchenflower. Picture: realestate.com.auBehind the discrete street presence lies a four-bedroom home with double-height ornate ceilings, custom built-in cabinetry and plantation shutters. The triple gabled home atCarberry St will be auctioned on February 25. Picture: realestate.com.auThe triple-gabled home has three bedrooms and is close to schools.It has a sunroom and a deck out back joined by a large eat-in kitchen. The Harding St home has a sleek, modern kitchen. Picture: realestate.com.auThe kitchen overlooks the living, dining and outside area. The property has a swimming pool.At the Grange, this home at 48 Carberry St is listed for auction on February 25. 35 Kate St, Indooroopilly is listed for $725,000. Picture: realestate.com.auTRADITIONAL style timber homes are all the rage in Queensland.And they come in all different sizes and price ranges. Check out three of Brisbane’s newest listings.This modern Queenslander 35 Kate St, Indooroopilly comes with a $725,000 price tag.The two-level, four-bedroom modern Queenslander is on a 405sq m block in a desirable pocket of Indooroopilly.last_img read more

Champions, Europa League: UEFA proposes new format, venues for ‘Final 8’

Champions, Europa League: UEFA proposes new format, venues for ‘Final 8’

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says UCL: Benfica kicked out by player who left club one week earlier + other results UEFA are set to complete the Champions League with a “Final Eight” tournament held over 10 days in Lisbon, according to a plan which will be presented to their executive committee for ratification on Wednesday.According to Reuters, the proposal is expected to be agreed upon after a consensus was reached on Monday. Under the plan, the competition, which was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, will resume with the second-leg of remaining last 16 games played at the scheduled venues.The single-leg quarterfinal games will be played in Lisbon on four straight days from August 12 to 15.The semifinals will take place on August 18 and 19 and the final on August 23 in the Portuguese capital.The plan allows for a quicker completion of the season than the traditional two-legged home and away format, but does mean the competition will have six fewer games, which will cost UEFA broadcast revenue.The games are likely to be shared between Lisbon’s two major stadiums – Benfica’s Estadio da Luz and Sporting Lisbon’s Jose Alvalade stadium. Organisers are proceeding on the basis that matches will be played behind closed-doors but UEFA is understood to have left the door open for possible changes should public health conditions in Portugal allow.Istanbul was due to host the 2020 final, but will now instead be the venue for the 2021 edition, with all other scheduled hosts moving back a year.A similar format will be used to decide the Europa League competition at German venues from August 10.The remaining last 16 games will be held at neutral venues in Germany with the “Final Eight” held in Duisburg, Duesseldorf, Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.The traditional opener to the European season, the UEFA Super Cup, is expected to be held in Budapest on September 24. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Europa LeagueUEFAUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

President Trump: “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine”

President Trump: “I’m taking hydroxychloroquine”

first_imgPresident Donald Trump announced on Monday that he’s been taking a single dose of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine daily and has been doing so for a week-and-a-half as a prophylactic. “I happen to be taking it,” Trump said during a roundtable event. “A lot of good things have come out. You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers. Before you catch it. The front-line workers, many, many are taking it.”The president said “what do I have to lose?” And he backed up his statement by saying he’s received lots of good feedback about the drug and it’s effects on the deadly coronavirus.He said the lupus drug which is an anti-inflammatory was not recommended by the White House doctor but he asked if he could take it and the doctor said yes.The president says he is continually tested for COVID-19 and he is negative. He says he has no symptoms and he feels great.The FDA issued a warning last month that the unproven drug should only be taken in hospitals because of the risk of heart complications. There’s no substantiated evidence that taking hydroxychloroquine prevents COVID-19 infections.last_img read more

Kick it to win it

Kick it to win it

first_imgThe USC School of Social Work’s student organization partnered with the Trojan Youth Soccer League, a student-run nonprofit that provides elementary school students with an affordable soccer league, and Whole Foods Market to host a soccer tournament at Griffith Park on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Six different middle schools from the L.A. area participated in the tournament.last_img

Lowry owned horse unlikely to race at Cheltenham

Lowry owned horse unlikely to race at Cheltenham

first_imgThe Michael Lowry owned Mallowney is unlikely to feature at Cheltenham.Trained in Moyne by Tim Doyle, the 8-1 shot took the feature race at Fairyhouse yesterday running out an impressive 10 length winner.Michael Lowry and his family are part of the Glebeland Farm Partnerhisp which owns Mallowney.last_img