Six Vermont resorts named to Ski Magazine’s Top Ten East Coast resorts

first_imgVERMONTCLAIMS SIX OF TEN SPOTS IN SKI MAGAZINE TOP TEN EASTERN SKI RESORTS For more information on the Vermont Ski Areas Association and to viewthis years online press kit highlighting Vermonts resorts, go to http://www.skivermont.com/nerve/pressroom.php?tid=1738(link is external). SKIs Top 50 Resort Guide is the perfect forum for skiersto share their best ski experiences, says SKI Magazines executiveeditor Greg Ditrinco, adding that more than 20,000 of the magazinessubscribers of two or more years are surveyed by an independent research firm.Resorts are ranked in 17 categories: Region, Snow, Grooming, Terrain,Challenge, Value, Lifts, Service, Weather, Access, On-Mountain Food, Lodging,Dining, Après Ski, Off-Hill Activities, Family Programs, Scenery and Terrain Parks. st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACTHeather AtwellDavid DillonVermont Ski Areas Association/Ski VermontMontpelier, Vermont [email protected](link sends e-mail)www.skivermont.com(link is external) ________________________________________________Heather AtwellDirector ofPublic Affairs and ProgramsVermont Ski Areas Association, Ski Vermont26 State Street | Montpelier, Vermont 05602P 802-223-2439 |  F802-229-6917 | Email  [email protected](link sends e-mail)center_img Killington, Smugglers Notch, Stowe, Okemo, Sugarbush andStratton made the magazines 2005-06 Top Ten, with Smugglers Notchand Killington taking second and third, respectively, after No.1 Tremblant. BOULDER,Colo Six Vermont ski resorts were named to the Ski Magazine annual TopTen East Coast resorts in the magazines October edition. Last year, fourVermont resorts made the Top Ten and three ofthe resorts from Vermontmaking the top ten this season were not on the list at all last year.  -30-last_img read more

Govt to secure staple food stocks as dry season approaches

first_imgHowever, the ministry acknowledged six provinces experienced rice supply shortages last month, including Riau, Riau Islands, Bangka Belitung Islands and North Maluku, whose stocks were over 25 percent less than demand.“If there is a province facing shortages, we have to be careful and pay utmost attention, reminding ourselves about the distribution amid the COVID-19 outbreak,” Syahrul, a Nasdem Party politician, said in an online briefing on Tuesday.The Agriculture Ministry and the State Logistics Agency (Bulog), the government body tasked with securing national staple food stocks, has since addressed the shortages by distributing products from provinces with excess supplies to those facing shortages.However, on top of the looming risk of drought, the country’s food supply chain currently faces logistical disruption caused by the social restrictions to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Some 30 percent of the country’s regions face a worse-than-usual dry season this year, said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Tuesday, referring to data from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG).The President, therefore, instructed the government to store rainwater and start filling reservoirs, retention ponds and other artificial water-storage places.“Water supply in centers of agricultural production is key,” Jokowi said in an online briefing on Tuesday. “We have to make use of the remaining rain right now, ensure farmers continue harvesting while complying with the health protocols.”To ensure enough stocks of garlic, beef and sugar until June, the Food Security Agency reported that it would expedite imports.The Coordinating Economic Minister, Airlangga Hartarto, reported on Tuesday that firms had procured 94,000 tons of garlic from China in April and estimated they would import 78,000 tons more this month.As a result, the average price of garlic declined by 5 percent to Rp 42,650 (US$2.62) per kilogram last month compared with the price in March.In late April, the President also stated that 30 provinces faced shortages of sugar and 31 provinces faced shortages of garlic, which resulted in soaring prices.The average price of sugar rose by 9.6 percent to Rp 18,250 per kg between March and April, way above the government’s price ceiling of Rp 12,500 per kg, data from the Information Center for Strategic Food Prices (PIHPS) show.In response to the anticipated dry season, the Food and Agriculture Organization’s Indonesia office (FAO Indonesia) has discouraged people from stockpiling food at home and buying too much fresh food at one time as products may spoil.Topics : Facing the possibility of a prolonged dry season, the government has pledged to maintain the supply of staple foods and the stability of food prices.On Tuesday, Agriculture Minister Syahrul Yasin Limpo stated that the national stock of 11 key food products, including rice, would be sufficient to meet the nationwide demand until June.The rice stock is expected to stand at 14 million tons between April and June, exceeding the estimated consumption of 7.6 million tons within those three months.last_img read more