Champlain Bridge scheduled to reopen October 9, party planned

first_imgThe Lake Champlain Bridge Community (LCBC), the grassroots group responsible for planning the Grand Reopening Celebration, has chosen the weekend of October 15-16, 2011 as the dates for the celebration. The Lake Champlain Bridge is scheduled to reopen on Sunday, October 9, 2011 according to Vermont and New York transportation officials. In the event the bridge does not open as planned, celebration events will be postponed until the spring of 2012.Launched in early April, the official website for the celebration provides information on proposed events, the latest news on celebration activities and how to become involved. Many events are planned for the two-day celebration, including a grand parade that is reminiscent of the parade held in 1929 during the opening festivities for the ‘original’ bridge. The LCBC is inviting people who were present at the 1929 celebration to participate as grand marshals, riding in circa 1929 vehicles, many of which will be provided by the Automobile Enthusiasts of Vermont. In keeping with the spirit of the first bridge’s opening celebration, there will be a boat flotilla, organized by the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and in cooperation with Canal Corps. It is hoped that the schooner ‘Lois McClure’ will be available for tours.  Also on tap are bicycle tours of nearby historic sites and areas surrounding the bridge, a 5K footrace, a Saturday night street dance and concert, and an ecumenical service on the bridge at dawn on Sunday.  Also on Sunday there are plans for a farmers’ market and a car show featuring vintage vehicles. The LCBC is inviting performers (many of them locally-based)’musical, dance, speakers, and re-enactors’to entertain throughout the weekend, and there will also be opportunities for local food and craft vendors to participate. To close the weekend celebration, the LCBC is planning a spectacular fireworks display over the lake.  The LCBC welcomes anyone interested in participating in the celebration.  There are many ways to be involved, whether as a volunteer, sponsor, vendor, performer, or parade participant (the LCBC is encouraging towns, schools, and organizations to enter floats), and a committee has been set up to develop ways area students can become involved.  The LCBC is encouraging anyone interested in participating to go to www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external) for further details and contact information, or call 802-759-2000.Event Fundraising All funding to promote and host the celebration events will be raised from corporate and private donations. No public monies from the states of Vermont or New York are being made available. If you’re interested in donating or sponsoring an event, email LCBC at info@champlainbridgecommunity.org(link sends e-mail). An official program will be published by the Addison Independent, with a portion of the proceeds going to LCBC to help fund the celebration. For details on advertising in the guide, contactjanes@addisonindependent.com(link sends e-mail). About the Lake Champlain Bridge Community Members of the Lake Champlain Bridge Community include area residents, representatives from local business, historical sites, local governments, and chambers of commerce. The Community can be found on the Web at www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external). Soruce: Crown Point, N.Y./Addison, Vt. ‘ May 9, 2011 ‘ The Lake Champlain Bridge Community The website can be found at: www.champlainbridgecommunity.org(link is external). Photos: VBM file March 2011last_img read more

Sports tourism on Lošinj: NK Osijek is preparing on Mali Lošinj

first_imgNK Osijek, unfortunately one of the few Croatian clubs that prepare for the season in Croatia, and after Lošinj, move to Rovinj where they will play against Slovenian Gorica, Hungarian second league Duna Aszfalt and football club Domžale, a team from the upper house of the Slovenian league.  WILL WE FINALLY TURN SPORTS TOURISM FROM POTENTIAL TO A RESOURCE? The second-placed team of the First Croatian Football League, the football players of NK Osijek, are in Mali Lošinj preparing for the spring season. The Mayor of Mali Lošinj, Ana Kučić, thanked the club for choosing Mali Lošinj as a destination for preparations, and at the same time announced larger investments in sports infrastructure.  But not everything is in football, on the contrary, there is greater potential in “small” sports. The best fresh example is the 28th international karate tournament Grand Prix Croatia, which is being held this weekend in Samobor. So this weekend Samobor will host competitors from 23 countries or about 1700 competitors. When we add more coaches, support staff, fans and parents, we are talking about more than 2.000 guests. LOUD THINKING: SPORTS TOURISM IN CROATIA – THERE ARE PICTURES, BUT NO TONE. The first step is always the most difficult, but also the most important. FIND OUT HOW SPORTS TOURISM IS DEVELOPING IN MEĐIMURJE, AND IT IS NOT ABOUT FOOTBALL center_img NK Osijek chose Lošinj because of the favorable climate and terrain that meets their needs. Apart from the mentioned, they also praised the accommodation – the Aurora hotel in Lošinj, which, as they say, even the most picky guests would find it difficult to find a remark. Yes, 1.700 competitors or overnight stays. Smart all clear. “We are a destination that ended last year with record results, with 3% more arrivals on Lošinj (307.283) and 2% more overnight stays (2.372.329), which again ranked us among the leading Croatian destinations with the most overnight stays. With additional investments in the development of sports infrastructure and new sports fields, we will be one step closer to year-round tourism.. ” Kucic points out. Cover photo: NK Osijek RELATED NEWS: The potential of sports tourism in Croatia, especially on the Adriatic, is huge and has been standing for years, but it is up to us to turn those potentials into resources. last_img read more

Chelsea star Billy Gilmour hails impact of Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas on his development

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 25 Apr 2020 8:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Gilmour has burst onto the season this season (Picture: Getty Images)Chelsea wonderkid Billy Gilmour has hailed the ‘incredible’ ability of former teammate and Arsenal hero Cesc Fabregas, who he admits has taught him valuable lessons early in his career.The 18-year-old has turned heads with a string of standout displays this season, most notably in the Blues’ 2-0 FA Cup win over Liverpool in March, where he marked himself as one of the rising stars at the west London club.Gilmour made the switch from Rangers to Chelsea in 2017, where he kept a close eye on ex-Blues midfielder Fabregas in an attempt to try and emulate his style.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe teenager told BT Sport: ‘We had to analyse our own game and then compare it to a player. I thought I would do Fabregas. Growing up, Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas were the type of players I would base my game around, how I play.‘Fabregas’ one-touch play and playing around the corner, how he could get out of tight areas, it was incredible. ‘There was no better player to pick and when I came into first-team training a few times when he was there, it was great to see him.‘I could watch him in training and see how he put it into a game. I was trying to take some of that stuff from training with him and take it into my game.’ Fabregas spent five seasons at Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)When asked which of his current Chelsea teammates he looks up to, Gilmour highlighted fellow midfielders Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho.He added: ‘In training, I am always watching them and trying to copy what they have been doing.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They have been brilliant with me off the pitch as well. They are always talking to me, just asking about my upbringing, what it was like at Rangers and getting to know me as well as me getting to know them.‘They are helping me out. It’s quite surreal. They are top players and I train with them and play with them week in, week out. It is something I can only dream of.’MORE: Frank Lampard holds talks with Dries Mertens over Chelsea transferMORE: Chelsea target Andre Onana hints at transfer after appearing to say goodbye to AjaxFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Chelsea star Billy Gilmour hails impact of Arsenal legend Cesc Fabregas on his developmentlast_img read more

Garrett impresses but will have to wait

first_imgFOR Jeremy Garrett, Monday was a bittersweet one in Portugal, as he found out that despite impressing while on trial for Sporting Clube de Portugal, he would have to wait until next July to rejoin the club. The 17-year-old central midfield defender of Fruta Conquerors FC has been on trial for the past two weeks and according to his club president Alex Bunbury he has performed exceptionally well.“He (Jeremy) did well enough that they want and like him, unfortunately because of the FIFA ruling about international players under 18 they could not keep him and what they’re offering is for him to return in July for preseason work on his visa,” stated Bunbury.He also added that if everything goes well Jeremy could be signed in January of 2018.The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) ruling Bunbury is referring to is Article 19 of FIFA rules and regulations which relates to ‘Protection of Minors’. The article states that “International transfers of players are only permitted if the player is over the age of 18”.The article does, however, allow three exceptions to the rule: a) The player’s parents move to the country in which the new club is located for reasons not linked to football; b) The transfer takes place within the territory of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and the player is aged between 16 and 18; and finally the player lives no further than 50km from a national border and the club with which the player wishes to be registered in the neighbouring association is also within 50km of that border.The maximum distance between the player’s domicile and the club’s headquarters shall be 100km. In such cases, the player must continue to live at home and the two associations concerned must give their explicit consent.So for Jeremy, the future is bright and the youngster has from now until July of 2017 to improve his game, but for now, he has already made Guyana and himself proud.last_img read more