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Toronto’s Porter Airlines taps Vermont as new winter destination

first_imgPorter Airlines is launching seasonal service to Burlington, Vermont, this winter, expanding its US network and adding a new destination for passengers looking to enjoy a season on the ski hills. With twice-weekly roundtrip flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport to Burlington International Airport beginning on Dec. 15 until April 8, passengers can enjoy easy access to some of Vermont’s best skiing and a rich assortment of local attractions.”This is a great partnership that will boost tourism in Vermont and provide an economic boost to our ski areas,” said Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin.In a joint statement, Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, and Rep. Peter Welch said, “Porter Airlines, Ski Vermont, Governor Shumlin, the Burlington International Airport and Customs and Border Protection came together to introduce the people of Toronto to the best skiing and riding in the U.S.A.  This announcement underscores the ‘international’ in Burlington International Airport, creating seasonal scheduled nonstop service between Toronto and Burlington.  While it will offer a much-needed influx of visitors to the state this winter, especially needed following the devastating blow of Hurricane Irene, it will also give Vermonters an unprecedented opportunity to visit and do business in Toronto.” Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders and Congressman Welch wrote to Porter Airlines this summer inviting them to begin service between Toronto and Burlington.  This fall, the lawmakers have worked with the airport and other stakeholders to help iron out details surrounding clearing international visitors at the airport.  “Our new service to Vermont is a perfect complement to our current winter schedule already featuring prime destinations such as Mont Tremblant and Quebec City,” said Robert Deluce, president and CEO of Porter Airlines. “Burlington offers access to an incredible array of spectacular ski hills, and a vibrant community to explore.”The Burlington schedule includes weekly roundtrips on Thursdays and Sundays, with the exception of long weekends which offer Thursday and Monday roundtrip options. One-way fares start as low as $99, plus applicable fees and taxes.Special Porter ski packages from Stowe Mountain Resort, Jay Peak, Smugglers Notch and Sugarbush will be offered at the Ski, Snowboard & Travel show in Toronto, October 13-16, and at www.skivermont.com(link is external) in the coming week.About Porter Airlines Porter Airlines is Canada’s third-largest scheduled carrier, based at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.  Porter is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating® by Skytrax, committed to offering speed, convenience and service as part of a premium travel experience. A refined journey begins on the ground with comfortable airport lounges and service-oriented team members.  The experience continues seamlessly in the air with spacious interiors and well-appointed crew.  Passengers enjoy complimentary services, including free in-flight wine, beer and premium snacks, all aboard modern aircraft.The airline currently offers flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s,Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Windsor, New York (Newark), Chicago (Midway), Boston(Logan), and has seasonal flights to Mt. Tremblant, Que. and Myrtle Beach, S.C.Join VIPorter frequent flyer program to earn a free flight after as few as five one-way trips. www.flyporter.com(link is external) SOURCE Porter Airlines Inc. TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswirelast_img read more

Kotoko gets cash from Kenpong

first_imgFormer Asante Kotoko board member Kennedy ‘Cappuccino’ Agyapong  has yet again demonstrated gross benevolence to players and management to the Porcupine Warriors.The business tycoon made a special cash of ¢6,000 to the team when the later called on him at his plush Airport Residential area house in Accra yesterday.The cash donation   was in fulfillment of the business magnate’s promise to give the Kumasi-based club a financial support to take care of  its logistics.The  players and  management members expressed admiration for the beautiful architectural design of the businessman’s house,starring  veteran Stephen Oduro to remark “This is indeed magnificent.Boss, if  you allow me sleep in your boy’s quarters, notthe main house o, and I die today, I believe I will go to Heaven.”Striker Ahmed Toure in like manner said “Ei! so we such a house in Ghana, it looks like a house in abroad. I have travelled extensively, but this house is something else.”The duo’s  expression threw the entire team and their host (Kenpong) into wild laughter. Coach of the side, Mas Ud-Didi Dramani thanked the businessman, also known as Kenpong for his continued support for the Club saying, “You have always been there for us.“You have demonstrated you are  the true sons of our great club. You just promised us on our way to Togo at the Tema Motorway a few days ago when you were on a motorbike for a business errand, and here we aretoday fulfilling your promise.“Like I said, we are very grateful, I believe we coming to you wonderful abode will inspire the players including we the managementto strive to become like you. It is good they have come to see the house of  the gentleman who has been supporting the club all thesewhile. We thank you.” Mr Agyapong, who is also the president and the CEO of  Kenpong Group of  Companies admonished the players to take their career very serious if they want to make the impact in life.“I started from a humble beginning, but perseverance, tenacity of purpose and the grace of God brought me this far. Don’t joke withwhatever you are doing, I don’t joke with my work, if I put my hand to work, I make sure it is executed to the fullest. “This is just a token for your minor expenses, you will hear from me at the right time, I wish you good luck, and I said keep focused, that is the only way that will help you achieve excellence,” he added.He later led the team in their bus to his offices at Airport West for a facility visit.last_img read more

Di Natale hits magic 200-goal mark

first_imgAntonio Di Natale scored his 200th Italian Serie A goal on what was his 400th league appearance on Sunday when he gave Udinese a 1-0 half-time lead against Chievo.Di Natale last season went back on his decision to retire and started this campaign determined to match the 205-goal tally of Italian great Roberto Baggio, who is sixth on Serie A’s all-time list of top scorers.The current record is held by Silvio Piola, who retired in 1954 with 274 league goals. With 237 goals, Roma playmaker Francesco Totti is the top active goalscorer in the league.Despite playing for Udinese, a club that has neither won the Italian league or Cup, Di Natale has won Serie A’s Capocannoniere top-scorer award two years in succession.In 2010 he scored 29 league goals to leave Inter’s Diego Milito (22) a distant second and then hit the net 28 times to leave Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, then of Napoli, second by just two goals.last_img read more

Alex Wood, Cody Bellinger win honors for marvelous May

first_imgWood is the first Dodger to be named NL Pitcher of the Month since Clayton Kershaw in May 2016.Bellinger made his big-league debut April 25 and hit nine home runs in May (tied for fourth in the majors) while driving in 27 runs (second in the majors) in 28 games. He tied Joc Pederson and James Loney for the most home runs in a calendar month by a Dodgers rookie. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error May was a good month for the Dodgers.They went 19-9, one of the best records in the majors for the month. And two key players in that surge are being honored for their individual performances.Left-hander Alex Wood has been named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for May and Cody Bellinger the NL Rookie of the Month.Currently on the disabled list with SC joint inflammation in the front of his pitching shoulder, Wood went 5-0 with a 1.27 ERA in his five starts last month. He didn’t allow a run in four of those starts and finished the month with a scoreless streak of 25 1/3 consecutive innings. That is the longest scoreless streak in the majors this season. He had the lowest ERA in the NL for the month (minimum 25 innings pitched) and struck out 41 batters in 28 1/3 innings.last_img read more