Vermont fall colors close to peak in higher elevations and Northeast Kingdom

first_imgFoliage is nearing peak color in the Northeast Kingdom and in higher elevations across the state.Vibrant foliage will continue to develop around Vermont, and most areas of the state will be displaying multiple stages of colorful foliage throughout the week. Foliage is close to peak color in the Northeast Kingdom and in higher elevations, including sections of the Green Mountains. Look for bright color between Jay Peak and St. Johnsbury, Stowe and Pittsfield, and Killington and Wilmington.‘Expect brilliant color in most locations this weekend, with peak color at the highest elevations,’ said Orange County Forester David Paganelli. ‘The lower elevations and southern areas should be peaking during the middle or end of next week.’The foliage progression will continue to unfold around Vermont over the next several days.‘There has been a considerable increase in fall color in southwestern Vermont over the last week and the area is building toward peak,’ said forester Mike White of Dorset. ‘Reds and oranges are particularly common now and most trees are showing at least some fall color, providing dramatic views that can be seen anywhere in the region. As the area approaches peak color, the views only get better by the day.’Best Bets: In northern Vermont, try Route 114 between Lyndonville and Norton, Route 105 from North Troy to East Charleston, Route 5A from West Burke to Westmore, and Route 111 between Derby Center and Island Pond.Elsewhere in the state, Interstate 89 from Northfield to Bolton offers beautiful views of orange, red and yellow foliage along the hillsides. Colorful foliage can also be found on Route 108 between Stowe and Cambridge, Route 100 between Warren and Stowe, and Route 12 between Montpelier and Elmore.Mountain gap roads offer quality foliage viewing as well. Try Route 73 between Rochester and Brandon, Route 125 between Middlebury and Hancock, and Route 17 between Waitsfield and Starksboro.Look for bright color on Route 100 between Pittsfield and Granville, Route 12 between Woodstock and Bethel, Route 106 between Springfield and Woodstock, and Route 5 along the Connecticut River. Also suggested are Route 140 between Wallingford and Mount Holly, Route 103 between Cuttingsville and Proctorsville, and Route 4 between Killington and Quechee.In southern Vermont, suggested drives include Route 11 between Peru and Chester, Route 100 between Jacksonville and Weston, Route 7 between Wallingford and Manchester, Route 30 between Winhall and Newfane, and Route 9 between Bennington and Wilmington.In general, higher elevations will offer the most panoramic views of emerging color across the valleys, and many low-lying marsh areas will offer some of the most vivid and varied fall color.Source: Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing. 9.28.2010The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations because the most popular lodgings may fill early on busy weekends during the foliage season. Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends. Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of the statewide ‘Midweek Peek’ promotion. Deals range from discounted lodging to free Vermont products. For details, visit www.VermontVacation.com/midweek(link is external).last_img read more

Osimhen goes on boat cruise with girlfriend ahead of Napoli talks

first_img The Nigerian international according to reports coming out of Naples is expected to pen a five-year contract worth €3m per season after emerging Napoli’s first choice to replace Milik. Read Also: Napoli near €100m swoop for Osimhen, teammate Meanwhile, latest reports suggest Osimhen will still be in the city tomorrow, Wednesday, July 2 as he continues to enjoy every bit of what could be his next destination. The Nigerian striker has made just 64 professional appearances, 25 of which came on loan at Charleroi in the Belgian top flight. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Super Eagles and Lille forward Victor Osimhen is closing in on a €50m switch to Napoli after arriving Naples, the host city of the Serie A side in company of his girlfriend on Tuesday, June 30. Victor Osimhenin Naples The pair alongside their entourage who arrived Italy on Tuesday via a private flight passed the night at the Hotel Britannique in Corso Vittorio Emanuele after spending the evening with club boss Gennaro Gattuso. Osimhen’s girlfriend On Wednesday morning, July 1, Osimhen and his girlfriend went shopping at fashion shops of Calabritto and via Morelli later take a before embarking on tour of the gulf to catch a glimpse of the new city. The Napoli-bound forward and entourage are expected later at Carpi to meet with club president Aurelio De Laurentiis.Advertisement Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This20 Celebs With Bizarre Hidden Talents And SkillsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Daycenter_img Loading… last_img read more

State Champions Emerge in 2017 NNPC/Shell Cup

first_imgIn Katsina, Family Support Secondary School defeated Government College, Katsina to lift the state trophy and book a ticket for the zonal finals.The Sokoto State final saw Sultan Bello Secondary School defeat Army Day Secondary School 8-7 via penalties after the match had ended 2-2 at regulation time.Meanwhile, the Ebonyi State final was won by Holy Ghost Secondary School, Abakaliki after edging out Twelve Apostles College, Sharon, by a lone goal.All states champions are expected to have emerged on or before June 7.Other state champions are; Comprehensive Secondary School, Edemeya, Akwa Ibom State, Ahmadu Bahago Secondary School, Minna, Niger State,  Government Day Secondary School, Lamisula, Borno State, Government Technical Training School, Jalingo, Taraba State.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The state preliminaries of the NNPC/Shell Cup for All Nigeria Secondary Schools Football Championship, which began a few weeks ago in all states of the country and the Federal Capital territory is now producing schools that would represent each state at the zonal preliminaries.At the Oyo state final played on Tuesday at the popular Wesley College, Elekuro playground in Ibadan, 2014 National runners up, Brightville College, Ibadan lost to Asegun Comprehensive College, Ibadan by 1-0. It would be recalled that Asegun Comprehensive College hasd made several attempts at clinching the national trophy in the past. This could be their opportunity as they take another shot at the trophy.The Ogun State NNPC/Shell Cup final was between Comprehensive Academy, Abeokuta and Methodist Comprehensive College, Sagamu.  This hostility hosted by Abeokuta Grammar School saw the former go home with the trophy after beating their opponents from Sagamu by 1-0.last_img read more

Women’s tennis still winless in conference

first_imgAnother hard fought match by the University of Wisconsin women’s tennis team Saturday was not enough to help capture its first Big Ten victory of the year against the Purdue Boilermakers.The loss leaves the Badgers at 0-6 in conference play and 5-13 overall. Adding to the disappointment was that the Badgers had a chance to win every match before ultimately falling 6-1 to the Boilers.“I think we fought really hard today, and we competed hard at every spot,” UW head coach Brian Fleischman said. “Purdue was just the better team today.”The contest started with three tightly contested doubles matches that were headlined by the new-look No. 1 pairing of senior Elizabeth Carpenter and freshman Aleksandra Markovic.Carpenter had been playing with freshman Angela Chupa where the duo had garnered a national ranking. The switch didn’t lead to the desired results in a tough 8-4 loss in their match, but Carpenter didn’t seem to think the new playing partner was much of a factor.“I think that she and I can be a great doubles team,” Carpenter said. “I just think that there are little things that we have to overcome and I think this week we’ll definitely work on that going into next weekend.”The Badgers went on to lose the battle for the doubles point, but a late victory by Chupa and her playing partner Jessica Seyferth, a sophomore, looked like it might swing the momentum.“After we lost the doubles point, I thought it was good momentum going into singles to win on that doubles match,” Seyferth said. “Unfortunately, it didn’t carry over to all the matches.”As Seyferth alluded to, the team found the going tough throughout the singles matches, struggling to get over the hump in the search for their first conference win.The lone bright spot was the play of Carpenter at number one singles versus Purdue’s Michelle Sammons. The senior fought hard to win her first set in a tiebreaker, but then she dominated the second set, winning 6-0 to claim the first and only point for the Badgers on the day.“The first set [Sammons] got up quick,” Carpenter said. “She was on fire and playing really well. I just had to contain her hitting winners. Once I started getting going I really figured her out. The second set I took advantage of that and just kept going.”As for the rest of the team, junior Katya Mirnova had her three-game winning streak halted in three sets versus Stephanie Wooten, while freshman Dana Larsen lost another close one to Remi Martin in three sets as well. Seyferth struggled at the beginning of her match with Tatiana Ganzha and couldn’t recover in time, losing a heartbreaker in the second set tiebreaker. Markovic also lost in straight sets to Jennifer Rabot.“All the matches were close,” Carpenter said. “We didn’t get blown out anywhere so everyone did compete. I know that everyone played tough.”“We put ourselves in position I think in every spot to win today,” Fleischman added. “The other team was just a little bit better than us.”Despite the setback, Fleischman hopes to use this match as a learning experience for his players.“You can look at a loss in two ways. You can either be discouraged or you can actually learn from it,” he said. “I think today we learned again that we are doing the right things. It just comes down to execution.”Looking ahead, the Badgers have two more Big Ten matches next weekend against Iowa and Minnesota.“Going into Iowa, I think we just need to make sure that were rested and mentally ready for a battle,” Fleischman said.last_img read more

Two Officers, Suspect Die in Ambush Attack in Texas Border Town

first_imgCourtesy: McAllen Police Department/Facebook Officials identified the suspect as 23-year-old Audon Ignacio Camarillo. He was most recently arrested last month on assault charges, according to The Monitor. Two police officers were killed in the Texas border town of McAllen on Saturday, in what authorities are describing as an ambush shooting.According to reports, the gunman later killed himself after a shootout with other responding officers.The slain officers have been identified as 45-year-old Edelmiro Garza and 39-year-old Ismael Chavez.They were responding to a domestic disturbance complaint.Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted:center_img “We have lost two brave public servants who sought only to keep peace in our City,” McAllen police Chief Victor Rodriguez told a newspaper via text message.Officials with the City of McAllen posted:last_img read more