Holiday Inn finds Balls to build hotel

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An Equine Safari

first_imgNeptune Feed and Saddlery in Riverhead announced a two-year title sponsorship with the Long Island Equine Trail to support the local equine community. The combined efforts will include a 30-minute contactless Long Island Drive-Thru Farm Animal Tour. The drive-thru experience will begin on Saturday, June 20, at 7 PM at both Spirit’s Promise in Riverhead and North Shore Horse Rescue in Baiting Hollow. “We’ve had to pivot our barn operations to be able to offer our services while keeping everyone safe. We are committed to continue to work together to bring the equine community to every household,” said Marisa Striano, founder of Spirit’s Promise Equine Rescue. Equine rescues that operate on limited resources have been impacted by COVID-19, like many other nonprofits. The ticketed family friendly, educational, and social distancing experience will finance the food and medication for the farm animal rescues, along with supporting in-person/virtual equine therapy and recreation programs for local families. It provides animal lovers an opportunity to reconnect to nature and the four-legged residents right from the comfort of their own vehicles. Car windows can roll down for animals to peek their heads in, and petting is allowed, so face masks must be worn at all times. A digital map, accessible on a smartphone, will showcase photos, fun facts, and a history on each animal.“We are a small farm with a big heart. Working with likeminded organizations is critical for all of us to weather this storm together,” said Laurel Palermo, founder of North Shore Horse Rescue. “We’ve been here for over 15 years. This initiative will allow us to be here for the next 15 years.” New York state’s Equine Industry is the second largest agribusiness in New York, with a $5.3 billion economic impact that generates 42,400 full-time jobs, according to The American Horse Council. Equine space accounts for approximately 1.3 million acres solely used for horse-related purposed across all 62 counties of New York state. The Long Island Equine Trail is a platform for connection within the equine community in both Nassau and Suffolk County, inspiring the public to engage and develop an appreciation for all horses provide in leisure, competitions, social work, and rescue.Online reservations are required and time slots are limited. Tours are expected to continue through September, with other locations to be announced. Visit for tickets and up-to-date Sharelast_img read more

Messer commissions China specialty gas plant

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Big Star Energy acquires helium acreage

first_imgThe news comes just two days after the company said it had acquired 63 new leases in Colorado at the State Land auction, which brought its gross to 27,104.“Big Star now has 86,614 gross acres in total, giving us an industry-significant lease position in this highly prospective helium area,” Joanne Kendrick, Big Star Managing Director, said.“Importantly this new lease also covers two additional helium anomalies from our regional soil gas survey acquired earlier this year.”“We will continue to be guided by our regional soil gas survey and internal geologic model in consolidating our leasing position as we prepare to permit our five-well drilling program early next year.”The new lease is for an initial term of five years with an option to renew for a further five years.If the company successfully produces helium or other products from the lease area, a 12.5% royalty will be payable to the lessor and the lease term will be extended indefinitely until production ceases.The lease does not include any minimum work commitments, Big Star said.The company has agreed to pay a consideration of $75,000 to the lessor on completion of the acquisition of the lease, which is due on or before 1st April 2020, subject to customary due diligence.last_img read more

Ruthie Collins debuts new track Bad Woman

first_imgNashville-based singer-songwriter Ruthie Collins has released new track Bad Woman from her upcoming album Cold Comfort, due 3rd April on Curb Records.Bad Woman is available to stream and download now, and you can take a listen to it below:Describing the song, Ruthie says: “Sometimes you wish you could just go ahead and do the wrong thing. A while back I started falling for a guy who was very much taken. I’d never cross those lines, but I remember stepping back and looking at the situation and thinking, ‘Man, I wish just for a second I could not have a conscience and see what would happen.’ When the chorus kicks in, though, I remind myself that I’m not a bad woman, that I’m a good girl and I’ll be just fine without him. We shot a music video for the song in Joshua Tree, which was really fun for me because I got to sort of embrace my alter ego and climb up onto the bar in black leather shorts and take shots of whiskey.”Ruthie is due to play her first UK show on 17th May as part of Country In the Afternoon in London.Cold Comfort is a blend of cinematic roots, intimate folk, and old-school country, and moves away from the pop feel of Ruthie’s previous releases. Ruthie worked with longtime collaborator Wes Harllee to produce and GRAMMY-winner Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Ray LaMontagne) to mix.“Making this album felt like a sink or swim moment for me,” says Collins. “I felt like I needed to just go for it, to just trust my instincts and make the record I’d always wanted to make.”Ruthie was raised on a grape farm in Fredonia, New York. She spent five years after college writing songs and waiting tables in Nashville before landing a deal with Curb.last_img read more

Hike planned to raise Mountain Chicken awareness

first_img Share Share MG Concrete Tools Rental, BrightLight Marketing, DEPEX Colour Lab and Books Plus came together, supplied 50 shirts with print for the hike.A hike to raise awareness of the Mountain Chicken project and educate the public on the frogs is expected to take place here on Saturday, 31st August.The Mountain Chicken Project began in 2005 under the auspices of the Forestry, Wildlife and parks division in collaboration with the Zoology Society of London, with grant funding by Darwin initiative.The hike will be from the Nature Trail at Bellevue Chopin to the Soufriere Hot Water.Persons are asked to gather at the Botanical Gardens at the parrot area from 6:30 a.m. where transportation will be provided to Bellevue Chopin and from Soufriere back to Roseau.In 2002, Dominica experienced the first rapid decline of the Crapaud populations due to arrival on the Island of a deadly fungal disease called the amphibian chytrid. This disease wiped out at least 80% of the population within 18 months. Other threats to the Crapaud Population include Habitat destruction and Hunting (although hunting is now illegal, some incidents still happen).This project is aimed at assuring the long term future survival of the Mountain Chicken (the Crapaud) species in Dominica. This can be achieved through captive breeding, monitoring the remaining wild populations of Crapaud and other amphibians and ultimately reintroduction of the captive Crapaud back into the wild.MG Concrete Tools Rental, BrightLight Marketing, DEPEX Colour Lab and Books Plus came together supplied 50 shirts with print for the hike.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring! LocalNews Hike planned to raise Mountain Chicken awareness by: – August 30, 2013center_img Tweet 85 Views   2 comments Sharelast_img read more

Nokia Launches End-To-End 5G Certification Program to Train Industry Professionals

first_imgNokia is launching the first in a series of professional level certifications to train and certify industry professionals on end-to-end 5G networks, from network access to application management.The Nokia Bell Labs End-to-End 5G Networking Certification Program is vendor-agnostic and provides deeper knowledge of 5G networking with a focus on Access, Core and Transport domains. It is designed for business and technology professionals as a follow-up to Nokia’s popular foundation-level 5G Associate Certification that was introduced in February.By gaining a greater understanding of the concepts and frameworks of end-to-end 5G networking, companies will benefit from faster realization of 5G strategies and the competitive advantage of providing high-value 5G services.Sergio Fasce, Vice President of NokiaEDU, the learning and development branch of Nokia, said that NokiaEDU and Nokia Bell Labs are working together to offer the next phase of their innovative end-to-end 5G certification program. The 5G Networking course is equally suitable for business leaders, technology professionals and University students providing detailed information to enable strategic decisions, while retaining the engaging format and practical use cases of the Foundation course.The End-to-End 5G Networking course is now available from the Nokia website, along with the associate-level Foundational Certification. Additional professional level certifications and courses will follow later in 2020. Each course has approximately an 8-hour run time which can be completed at the learner’s own pace.Nokia is uniquely positioned to present this end-to-end perspective as it is the only vendor with a product and services portfolio that covers all 5G network elements, including radio, core, cloud and transport as well as management, automation and security. This offers operators and enterprises across all vertical industries (manufacturing, public safety, transportation, energy, etc.) a simple and efficient step-wise upgrade to existing radio access, core and transport domains, helping customers identify a faster path to 5G. Approximately 60% of Nokia’s 5G customers have selected more than just New Radio from its end-to-end portfolio.Nokia’s momentum in 5G is underpinned by the company’s continued leadership in cellular technology R&D and standardization. In March 2020, Nokia announced it had declared more than 3,000 5G patent families as essential for 5G, less than six months after declaring its previous milestone at 2,000 patent declarations Driven by world-class innovations from across the organization, including the renowned Nokia Bell Labs, it has played a leading role in contributing technologies to 5G, working with 3GPP to establish 5G standards and enabling the rollout of 5G networks. Nokia is now contributing towards the next set of standards, Release 16 and Release 17.Click here to read more about Nokia’s End-to-End 5G Networking Certification Program.last_img read more

UEFA Nations League gets thumbs up after exciting start

first_imgThe UEFA Nations League could not have timed its inaugural matchday better with freshly-crowned world champions France in the midst of gripping action in the race for the new continental title.The competition was created to replace friendly internationals that were proving unpopular with clubs, players and fans as they interrupted league action.To be held every two years, it features all 55 of Europe’s national teams divided into four leagues that are themselves split into four groups of three, to be played between September and November.Apart from promotion, relegation and financial bonuses in every league, the top ones, which includes France, Spain, England and Germany, will finish with a four-team mini-tournament in June next year, to decide the champion.Initially greeted with scepticism, the Nations League largely got the thumbs up after the first batch of matches.“I really like the competition,” said Germany Coach Joachim Loew, whose team drew 0-0 in their League A clash against France last Thursday. “Because we have matches on a very high level.”“You could also see that the fans were really behind it,” Loew said after almost 80,000 poured into Munich’s Allianz Arena for the game.The Germans were desperate to make amends for their World Cup fiasco in Russia that saw them crash out at the group stage in June, and few teams would be better suited than the new world champions.There was equal enthusiasm in other top matches including in World Cup semi-finalists England’s 2-1 loss to Spain on Saturday, with 81,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium.“We have got to go through those games, we have got to go through those experiences,” said England coach Gareth Southgate, who made only three changes to the team that played in the World Cup semi-final against Croatia.“Otherwise… if we were just playing qualifiers now, against a lower standard opposition on the back of the result in the summer, we might have a perception of where we are which is false”.For European heavyweights the Netherlands and Italy, the Nations League could not come sooner as a return to competition was important to both sides after failing to qualify for the World Cup.The Dutch suffered a 2-1 loss to France on Sunday but were visibly content to be mixing it up again with Europe’s big boys.“I think we are on the right track,” said Dutch coach Ronald Koeman.But it was not only the big names that shone, with European minnows getting their chance to showcase their skills and potentially qualify for the European Championship in 2020.Luxembourg enjoyed a sensational Nations League premiere, crushing Moldova 4-0 for their biggest win in 70 years while the Faroe Islands won 3-1 in their League D island derby against Malta.Not everyone had the same intensity, though, with European champions Portugal resting Cristiano Ronaldo against Italy later on Monday and having sold 45,000 tickets for the Estadio da Luz which holds 64,000.Asked whether his players were nervous, Portugal coach Fernando Santos said: “We have very experienced players, so there isn’t that anxiety.“Maybe if it was a World Cup, or European qualifying, there would be.”last_img read more

Avon Eagles 2017: Unfinished Business

first_imgSheffield Lake, Ohio-  Unbeaten. Top seeded in Division II. State of Ohio #1 seed. It all came crashing down. Hard, bitter, and even harder to swallow, against it’s biggest rival.That fateful night in November, a 27-26 loss to Avon Lake is now in the rear-view mirror as the Avon Eagles prepare to make another run as one of Northeast Ohio’s top teams in 2017.The Eagles enter the season extra motivated, led by Head Coach Mike Elder (11th season, 150-43 career record, 100-20 at Avon), and a very fast, terrific, ball hawking defense as well as an equally fast and fine tuned offensive squad.They will be the alpha males of the very deep, very gifted Southwestern Conference, that produced 5 OHSAA playoff teams last season.After an opening game match-up in Florida versus Merritt Island in Orlando, Avon returns  to SWC play Sept 1 vs the Olmsted Falls Bulldogs and the game they have been waiting for, the rematch with arch rival Avon Lake at home on Sept 8.Buckle up folks, 2017 could prove to be the year of the Eagles. Tradition. Motivation. Win Together…… Unfinished Business.Returning Offensive Starters Ryan Maloy, QB, 5-11, 165, Jr.Vlasi Pappas, TE/S, 6-2, 215, Sr.Jimmy McKenna, OT, 6-5, 260, Sr.Returning Defensive Starters Max Torbert, DE/OL, Sr.Jack Roesch, DE, Jr.Alex Waters, LB, Sr.Kyle Kudla, LB, Sr.David Orlando, P/CB, Sr.2017 Schedule Aug. 24 at Merritt Island (Fla.)Sept. 1 at Olmsted Falls*Sept. 8 vs. Avon Lake*Sept. 15 at North Olmsted*Sept. 22 vs. Midview*Sept. 29 at Westlake*Oct. 6 vs. Lakewood*Oct. 13 vs. North Ridgeville*Oct. 20 vs. Amherst*Oct. 27 at Berea-Midpark** SWC games Ruben joins us this fall to cover High School football. He is an avid and passionate fan of all Cleveland sports. A graduate of Lincoln-West High School many, many years ago, Ruben then went on to serve our country in the US Navy. He was a mentor and coach for the Old Brooklyn Little League and coached basketball at the CYO level. Ruben Rodriguezcenter_img Related TopicsAvon EaglesMike ElderOHSAAlast_img read more