first_imgWILMINGTON, Vt. – A private Vermont ski resort that was the setting for “The Bachelor Winter Games” on ABC has been shut down for failing to pay taxes.The resort missed a required payment to the state and was ordered to close until it is paid, Meridith Dennes, a spokeswoman for The Hermitage Club, said Monday. “We are working diligently to secure the funds to allow us to open for this coming weekend.”The members-only resort owes more than $1 million in back taxes and recently laid off about 80 people, citing poor weather and cash-flow issues.Last month, a bank filed a foreclosure notice on several of the resort’s properties, saying the club had defaulted on more than $16 million in loans.State employees were posting public notices on the doors of the resort Monday afternoon, and the company was not allowed to open until it is able to come up with enough money to make its payments to the tax department, said Vermont Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom.The Hermitage Club hosted “The Bachelor Winter Games,” a four-episode spin-off of “The Bachelor” that ran in conjunction with the Olympics.last_img read more

first_imgPOUCE COUPE, B.C. – As of today, May 17, fire crews are still on the scene following a fire that destroyed the old Peace River Haven Seniors facility in Pouce Coupe late Wednesday night.According to Pouce Coupe CAO, Chris Leggett, fire crews continue to deal with hot spots and security has been set up to prevent anyone from entering the site.“The fire department responded to a few flare up’s of hotspots last night and today, and have extinguished those. The site has 24-hour security personnel assigned and perimeter safety fencing is being installed to prevent anyone from entering the site.  The security attendants have the Fire Department’s direct contact info if they see any more flare up’s in the next few days.” Leggett says investigations will be taking place over the next few days to try and determine the cause of the fire.The Peace River Haven Seniors Facility closed in 2012 and was put up for sale by Northern Health and was later sold.  Over the years several groups have tried to use the facility with one proposing to open a drug and alcohol treatment centre.  Those proposals never moved forward, and the facility had been left vacant since 2012.last_img read more

first_imgThe Manitoba RCMP have completed their search of the area where the two male bodies were discovered, approximately 8 km from where Leonard Dyck’s burnt RAV4 was located on July 22, 2019.Investigators are now assessing all items located in Manitoba, along with the previous findings related to the three northern BC homicide investigations, in order to gain more clarity into what happened to Leonard Dyck, Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese. The assessment will review all the investigative findings to date, whether it is statements, evidentiary timelines, physical or digital evidence, and the BC RCMP have also have engaged our Behavioural Analysis Unit (BAU).The BC RCMP commits that once we have completed that review within the next few weeks, we will be providing the families with an update with respect to the totality of the investigations and then releasing the information publicly.MORE ON THE SEARCHOn August 2, 2019, RCMP located several items on the shoreline, approximately 9 km from where the burnt vehicle was located. RCMP have confirmed that these items are directly linked to the suspects. That same day, a damaged boat was also found along the Nelson River.  The bodies of Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were found on August 7, 2019.The pair were last seen on July 22 near Gillam Manitoba.  The RCMP announced they would scale back the search for Schmegelsky and McLeod in Northern Manitoba on July 31.The pair are wanted in connection with three homicides in Northern B.C. that all occurred during the week of July 15, 2019.  The bodies of Lucas Fowler and Chynna Deese were discovered south of the Liard River Hotspring on July 15.  The body of Leonard Dyck was found on July 19 north of Dease Lake.  Kam McLeod and Bryer Schemeglsky were originally considering missing after their vehicle was found near Dease Lake.  On July 23, 2019, the RCMP in B.C. announced the pair were now considered suspects in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese and Leonard Dyck. SURREY, B.C. – The RCMP have confirmed that Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky died from what appears to be suicide by gunfire.While both individuals were deceased for a number of days before they were found. The exact time and date of their deaths are not known, however, there are strong indications that they had been alive for a few days since they were last seen on July 22, 2019 and while the RCMP searched the Gillam area.Police can also confirm that two firearms were also located with the two deceased males, and forensic analysis is underway to definitively confirm that these weapons are connected with the northern B.C. homicide investigations.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: With the Congress alleging that the Election Commission of India (EC) has taken a ‘soft’ stand on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar for model code of conduct violations, the credibility of the EC has come under the scanner. Terming the incident “very unfortunate”, Congress leaders have questioned the apex poll panel for writing a ‘love letter’ to let off the poll code violator Yogi with a light rap for his “Modiji ki sena” remark. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsSimilarly, in the case of model poll code violation by Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh, the Congress has demanded the resignation of Singh citing the EC’s indictment. “Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and Niti Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar have no right to remain in office after their indictment by the EC for poll code violations,” senior Congress leader P Chidambaram said on Saturday. Notably, on Friday, the EC had expressed ‘displeasure’ over the NITI Aayog vice-chairman’s remarks against the Congress’ proposed minimum income scheme ‘NYAY’. The poll panel had on Monday said that Singh’s remarks supporting the return of Narendra Modi as prime minister were violative of the model code. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayRaising questions over the responsibility of the poll panel, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Has the MCC now become ‘Modi code of conduct’?” Taking a dig at the EC move of going ‘soft’ on MCC violators, Surjewala said, “The Uttar Pradesh chief minister ‘insults’ the Indian Army and the poll body write a ‘love letter’ to him.” Speaking about NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, who had criticised the Congress-proposed minimum income scheme NYAY (Nyunatam Aay Yojana), Surjewala said, “NITI Aayog V-C criticises the NYAY scheme and EC says “don’t do it again in future”. “Given that the EC has preventive powers and not punitive powers, so by exercising it, the poll panel could have recommended suspension of Niti Aayog V-C Rajiv Kumar as was done in the 1995 assembly election in Bihar and in 1998 parliamentary election,” an expert said. “The EC had recommended suspension of the then Gaya district magistrate Rajbala Verma for allegedly mishandling the 1995 Assembly elections. Unfortunately, the Bihar government had removed Verma after the completion of the election process,” the expert said, adding that in a similar case, then Gaya DM SM Raju was immediately suspended on charge of laxity in the discharge of electoral responsibilities during the 1998 general elections.last_img read more

first_imgThiruvananthapuram/Kollam: Veteran Congress leader and former Kerala Minister Kadavoor Sivadasan passed away at a private hospital here early Friday, party sources said. He was 87 and was being treated for age related ailments when the end came. Sivadasan, a five-time MLA, was part of the governments headed by K Karunakaran and A K Antony and had held various portfolios including Labour, Excise, Forests and Wildlife. An active trade union leader, Sivadasan had served as secretary of Kerala Provisional United Trade Union Congress in 1977 and participated in the International Labour Organisation conference in Geneva representing the Central government in 1985. He had represented Kundara and Kollam constituencies in the Assembly. The mortal remains were taken to Kollam to enable the public to pay homage. Condoling his death, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said Sivadasan had entered politics through RSP (Revolutionary Socialist Party) and had a major influence on the labour sector in Kollam.last_img read more

first_img Related Items:christmas, competition, digicel Recommended for you Digicel T&T Donates Supplies to Anguilla and British Virgin Islands Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppDigicel has announced two of its Brighter Christmas Facebook winners, Nevsky Been who nominated his mother to win one month’s utility payment of $400 and Darnell Hanchell who nominated her friend Lisa Chattergoon for a Samsung Galaxy.The competition was launched November 11th, and allows Facebook fans to use a Digicel App to nominate a person and say why that person deserves to win the prize.Both winners were presented with their prizes earlier this week. TCI Govt meets with Digicel and Carnival Cruise Lines Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Thousands without power in TCIlast_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#childabuseupforBahamas2016, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 9, 2017 – Bahamian parents and guardians who abuse their children are mostly guilty of neglect, as reported child abuse has soared by nearly 144%.   The 2016 statistics are released to media and they reveal that most of the abuse of children in The Bahamas boils down to neglect, physical and sexual abuses; accounting for some 92% of the overall cases.Officials dealt with 478 cases of neglect, 180 incidents of physical abuse and 130 cases of sexual abuse.    Most of those cases were recorded in Nassau, 76% or 655 cases; in Grand Bahama there were 91 cases and of that 42 were incest while Central Abaco, North Abaco, North Eleuthera, Crooked Island, Central Andros, Harbour Island, Cat Island, South Abaco and three cases in South Eleuthera are all on the books.Each year the figures are increasing as in 2015 figures there were 597 child abuse files, some 259 less than 2016, which recorded 856 child abuse cases.#MagneticMediaNews#childabuseupforBahamas2016last_img read more

first_imgThe wreckage of the light aircraft in which Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found.After almost two weeks without any sign, the wreckage of the light aircraft that carried Cardiff City’s Argentinean footballer Emiliano Sala and English pilot David Ibbotson has been found in the English Channel.According to David Mearns, a marine scientist in charge of the private search, the wreckage of the Piper Malibu aircraft has been detected in the bottom of the ocean.“Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN,” Mearns wrote on Twitter.“As agreed with the AAIB [Air Accidents Investigation Branch] they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala.”“The families of Emiliano Sala and David Ibbotson have been notified by Police,” he added.“The AAIB will be making a statement tomorrow.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David,” he concluded.The small aircraft disappeared on January 21st while it was traveling from Nantes, France, to the Welsh capital of Cardiff.The findings come after authorities gave up after almost four days of search, and a GoFundMe campaign was founded to find the aircraft.Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala— David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019last_img read more

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are 5 things to do in Wilmington on Friday, March 15, 2019:#1) Wilmington Youth Center Preview NightAttention all 5th graders living in Wilmington!  Have you heard about the Wilmington Youth Center?  Are you curious as to what the 6th, 7th and 8th graders are doing?  Are you waiting anxiously until you become a member?The Youth Center Board invites you to a Preview Night on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 7pm to 9pm, to give you the opportunity to come by and check out the Center!  The Center is located in Villanova Hall (126 Middlesex Avenue), behind St. Thomas Church.The Youth Center offers a variety of activities, including:Board GamesJuke BoxFoosballPing PongBilliardsVideo Games for: PlayStation 3 / PlayStation II / WII / X-Box KinectVideo Arcade Room and Arcade-Style BasketballThrough the season, the Center sponsors craft nights, whiffle ball, and DJ dancesPizza, soda and candy are also available for purchase each weekThe Wilmington Youth Center has responsible adult supervision on duty from the time the Center opens until after the children have been picked-up. There is no registration fee for this “Preview Night.” Parents are asked to accompany their children in on this evening to leave a contact number with the Center.#2) Registration For Children’s Theatre Workshop OpensThe Wilmington-based Children’s Theatre Workshop recently announced details of its 2019 summer season on its Facebook page:“Junie B. Jones The Musical JR” is the elementary main stage production. The session will run from June 24 to July 5, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. (No camp on July 4.) Performance dates are July 5 and July 6.“Frozen JR” is the Middle School production. The session will run from July 8 to July 19, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Performance dates are July 19 and July 20.A high school production session will run from July 22 to August 2, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. Performance dates are August 2 and August 3. The title will be announced shortly.Registration for all summer sessions will open on Friday, March 15, 2019. Learn more information about each summer session HERE.#3) Drop-In Preschool Storytime At LibraryThe Wilmington Memorial Library (175 Middlesex Avenue) is holding a drop-in preschool storytime at 10am. Drop in for stories, songs, rhymes and a fun craft!  Space is limited. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 2-5 and one or more adults.#4) St. Patrick’s Day Celebration For SeniorsTo celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Buzzell Senior Center will be having a delicious homemade corned beef and cabbage luncheon at the Wilmington Knights of Columbus Hall at 1pm. Come relax and enjoy an excellent afternoon with good food and friends. We will also have live entertainment by Joe Leary—back by popular demand! This lunch is sponsored by Peter MacLellan. We are so fortunate for Peter’s continued generosity. We are also very lucky to have this meal prepared by our specialty chef Lou Cimaglia. We will have a THANK YOU card at front desk for everyone to sign.#5) Karaoke At Pacific GrovePacific Grove (211 Lowell Street) is hosting karaoke from Winnell Entertainment beginning at 8pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWilmington Youth Center To Hold Preview Night For 5th Graders On March 15In “Community”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, September 6In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Friday, June 7, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more

first_img Ginetta’s Akula supercar has race-inspired aerodynamics The results of the tests were surprisingly definitive. The engine had 19 times less carbon built up on it after being run with Top Tier fuel than it did with standard gasoline. The AAA test’s 100 hours of running worked out to around 4,000 miles for each test, so take those results and extrapolate them out to 40,000 miles or 100,000 miles and you start to get an idea of why manufacturers recommend Top Tier.AAA also found out that over 12 months, the average difference in price between Top Tier and standard gasoline was only around 3 cents per gallon. So, if you plan on keeping your car for a while and you’re able to shell out a few extra bucks on gas in a calendar year, it might be a good thing to try. Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageTop Tier fuel from name-brand stations might cost a little extra, but science says it’s worth it. Michele Sandberg/Getty Images You’ve probably seen dozens of articles, videos and social media posts telling you what kind of gas you should really be putting in your car, or that premium fuel is a waste of money in most cases, and so on, ad nauseum.Those stories and videos aren’t entirely wrong, but what we haven’t seen much of is an investigation into the “Top Tier” fuels that came about in the early 2000s, the logo of which has been a staple of gas flaps on fine vehicles the world over ever since. So, to cut back on speculation, AAA undertook a study to prove whether Top Tier did anything.Before you start warming up your commenting fingers, when we talk about Top Tier fuel, we don’t mean the grade of fuel and its corresponding octane rating. The whole “Top Tier” thing is more about the amount and type of detergents and cleaners in the fuel, not how hard it will make you hit VTEC in your 2004 Civic.To test whether the Top Tier fuel standard was worth the money, the fine folks at AAA decided to do some science. For its test, AAA ran an engine on a stand for 100 hours before tearing it down, then photographing, measuring and weighing all its components. They ran the experiment six times, with three randomly chosen Top Tier fuels and three randomly chosen standard fuels. More From Roadshow 0 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech null 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 5:20 (h/t Consumer Reports) 56 Photos The dirty little secrets of cheap gasoline Tags Auto Tech Car Culturelast_img read more

first_imgAmish Tripathi talks to Poulomi Banerjee about the Oath of the Vayuputras and life beyond the Shiva trilogyhology…After Immortals of Meluha was released, you had said, that you had the other two parts too planned in your mind… writing the second (The Secret of the Nagas) and the third (The Oath of the Vayuputras) books must have been easy then.As far as I am concerned, the Shiva trilogy is one continuous story and not three separate books. But it is difficult to bring out such a long story as one book, and hence the format of the trilogy. Even before the release of the 1st book, I had the complete story in mind, right down to the last line. But when you are in the actual process of writing, characters and sub-plots get introduced and the challenge then is to blend them with the main storyline. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Also, since the Oath of the Vayuputras was the final book of the trilogy, I had tie up all the loose ends. But the fact, that the story is one uninterrupted thought would be evident to anyone who has carefully read the book. In each of the books, I have left clues about what was going to happen in the next one.As a writer, what was the most difficult decision that you had to take in the Oath of the Vayuputras?Some characters had to die, and to kill them was the most difficult task I had to perform. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixYou have said that you were an atheist and the Shiva Trilogy was for you a blessing that changed you as a person. Having spent so much time telling this story, are you in anyway sad that the book is done with the release of the Oath of the Vayuputras?The book is done, but my relationship with Lord Shiva continues. I have become a believer for life. So there is no sadness at all. There is a sense of completeness.The last line of the Oath of the Vayuputras mentions the Mahabharata and says that story too will be told some days… Is that a hint to your readers? Is your next book going to be on Mahabharata?No. I have many ideas for my next book series, but I am yet to finalise the one I will take up. The Mahabharata, is one of the ideas under consideration. All the ideas that I am toying with are again based on history and mythology for that is my area of passion.The Immortals of Meluha is being made in to a film. Tell us about the progress on that front.Well, as you know, Karan Johar has acquired the film rights for the book and his team is working on the script. Once the script is ready, they will start work on the cast and other details.And you have not involved yourself with the script?No, it was a conscious decision on my part to not get involved in the script-writing, since I have felt that I can’t do justice to it and write my book at the same time, and I had to complete the Oath of the Vayuputras.With the Shiva Trilogy you have created not just a successful story, but also a successful marketing model. What was the vision that you had when you started marketing the book and why did you often choose smaller bookshops for launches and events rather than bigger bookstore chains?I’ve always believed that it is a fallacy to assume that a good book sells itself. That’s not true. A bad book and good marketing doesn’t work. But then, a good book and bad marketing does not work either.Both the book and the marketing need to be good. My team and I have implemented a lot of innovative ideas to promote my books and I’m glad that they have been well received.In book, you have often included modern issues such as widow remarriage, caner… then what would you say is evil, a subject that you dwell upon in detail in the Shiva trilogy, in today’s socio-political scenario?I’d love to answer this question, but then I may end up giving away the philosophy that is to be explained in the 3rd book. That may spoil the book for those who haven’t read the 3rd book. Perhaps I’ll answer this question six months later.last_img read more

first_imgGet the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailTrains on the West Coast Mainline Cheshire face delays and disruption this evening after a person was taken ill on a train this evening. Railway services between Crewe and Warrington are delayed or being diverted due to the incident, which is reported to be near Winsford railway station. Emergency services are said to be dealing with the passenger after being called just before 10pm – with disruption expected until the end of service tonight. A spokesman for Virgin Trains said: “Due to a passenger being taken ill on a train at Winsford some lines are blocked.” National Rail said some trains may also be diverted as a result of the passenger being taken ill. A spokesman said: “Emergency services are dealing with an incident at Winsford. “Trains are expected to be delayed by up to 20 minutes, cancelled or revised as a result. “Some trains may also be able to divert via an alternative route.” “We anticipate disruption will continue until the end of service.” Read MoreDid man who got on train after stealing £1,200 laptop get off in Stoke-on-Trent? In other traffic and travel news this evening the A53 between Buxton and Leek remains closed due to snow, according to traffic data company INRIX. The A54 from Derbyshire to Bosley and the A537 Cat and Fiddle between Macclesfield and Buxton, are also reported to be closed due to snow and hazardous driving conditions.last_img read more

first_imgThis large crate with the Urbis et Orbis Space model crate seemed unmanageable, but many hands carried it all the way from the East Crescent, uphill through the keystone, to the truck. [Photo & text: sa] The – awesome effort – crew. [Photo & text: sa] September 16, 2005The second shipment of artwork, to be exhibited in Rome, left in the early hours this morning. The second shipment of artwork, to be exhibited in Rome, left in the early hours this morning. Acosanti Planning team stenciled identification on all 14 crates. [Photo & text: sa]center_img Archive chief Tomiaki Tamura accompanies the shipment on trucks and freight plane and will stay in Italy to be part of the effort of putting the exhbition together. The exhibition opens on October 8. 2005 until January 8. 2006. For previous reports on this exhibition see postings of 7/25, 7/27 and 8/29. [Photo & text: sa]last_img read more

first_img State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of January.“Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Tedder said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of my top priorities as a state representative.”Office hours take place at the following times and locations:• Friday, Jan. 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mr. B’s Roadhouse, 6761 Dixie Highway in Clarkston; and• Monday, Jan. 15 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Great Lakes Family Restaurant, 5834 Highland Road in Waterford.No appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Tedder at 517-373-0615 or via email at JimTedder@house.mi.gov. 08Jan Rep. Tedder hosts January office hours Categories: Tedder Newslast_img read more

first_imgFrench pay TV operator Canal Plus is to close its 3D channel. The service, which carried movies, sports and event programming, launched in mid-2010, but only reached an estimated 12,000 homes.The pay TV operator told local press that it intends to resurrect its 3D service when there is sufficient consumer demand and is evaluating different programming options and formats.
The current channel will close on January 24.Even viewers with 3D sets are only watching 3D for a few minutes before switching to a 2D broadcast, explained René Saal, Canal Plus managing director. The pay TV company will focus efforts on its HD offering until there is wider interest in 3D.last_img