Mount Snow opened Saturday

first_imgWest Dover, VT (December 10, 2011) Mount Snow Resort,Mount Snow, in West Dover, Vermont, kicked off the 2011/2012 winter ski season on Saturday, December 10, with festivities surrounding the Grand Opening of North America’s only high speed detachable six passenger bubble lift, the Bluebird Express.  The celebration included a ribbon cutting ceremony, champagne spray, lift line party and the entire enthusiastic crowd reciting the Bluebird Oath.The technologically advanced lift cost $8.5 million to install and is now the primary lift from base to summit at Mount Snow carrying passengers to the 3,600-foot summit in just over seven minutes; half the ride time of the fixed grip triple chair it replaced.Link to video coverage of today’s Grand Opening festivities. http://youtu.be/0DfwMkYK8KA(link is external)  last_img read more

Health Ministry says COVID-19 bed capacity still ‘sufficient’ nationwide

first_imgHe said 839 of 2,900 hospitals in Indonesia were COVID-19 referral hospitals. A total of 132 hospitals were national referral hospitals and the other 707 were regional referral hospitals, he added.Abdul, however, did not provide a breakdown of the bed occupancy rate in each region.Read also: Patients occupy over 50% of Jakarta hospital bedsPreviously, COVID-19 task force spokesperson Wiku Adisasmito said the bed occupancy rate for COVID-19 hospitals in Jakarta, the epicenter of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, was “no longer ideal”. Despite recent reports of overwhelmed COVID-19 hospitals in several regions, the Health Ministry has claimed that the nationwide capacity was still sufficient to accommodate patients.“The capacity is considered sufficient for the time being, and the bed occupancy rate has only reached 42.3 percent,” the ministry’s acting director general of health services, Abdul Kadir said in a virtual discussion on Tuesday, as quoted by kompas.com.Abdul said the institutions claiming that COVID-19 hospitals had been fully occupied were spreading a hoax.  He said Jakarta currently had 67 official COVID-19 referral hospitals and 170 hospitals providing services for COVID-19 patients.However, he added, the occupancy rate for isolation rooms in Jakarta had reached 69 percent and that for intensive care unit (ICU) beds had reached 77 percent. “This is not an ideal situation,” Wiku said on Monday.Wiku said the rate should drop to 60 percent to reduce the burden on healthcare workers.“Patients with moderate and mild symptoms would be transferred to the Wisma Atlet Kemayoran [emergency COVID-19 hospital in Central Jakarta],” he said.Read also: Restriction relaxation leads to increase in Depok household clustersIn Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, the number of patients has reportedly exceeded the isolation room capacity of eight hospitals in the city. “I ask for understanding from the public, as the number of people being treated has exceeded the capacity of the hospitals,” Balikpapan Mayor Rizal Effendi said in a press conference on Monday, as broadcasted by KompasTV.Rizal said there were 221 cases currently under treatment at eight hospitals in Balikpapan. “Our hospitals have only 212 [isolation rooms]. So, you can imagine that,” said Rizal.Due to the limitation, Rizal said, the hospitals would be more “selective” in accepting COVID-19 patients.As of Monday, 1,814 cases in COVID-19 infection have been confirmed in Balikpapan, with 1,069 people having recovered and 126 having died, while another 398 patients are undergoing self-isolation at home. Nationwide, Indonesia reported 2,775 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, bringing the total tally to 177,571. (syk)Topics :last_img read more

Seven-bedroom home with space for Grandma or teenagers

first_imgThe main kitchen is the hub of the upstairs areaThe master suite has an ensuite, large walk-in robe and access out to the spa area while a main bathroom with a separate toilet services the other bedrooms.Downstairs is set up for dual living with two bedrooms, a third bathroom, laundry and a full size kitchen with living and dining area. There is also a rumpus room with enough room for a pool table. The beautiful views from 435 Chatswood Rd, Shailer ParkOn the upper level, the big kitchen is the heart of the home and has a new dishwasher, new stainless steel double oven and a gas cooker. The kitchen and living areas open to the covered deck and the enclosed spa area.“This is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a drink or entertain a crowd in style,” Mr Coleman said. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Four of the seven bedrooms are also on the top storey of the home. The games room at 435 Chatswood Rd, Shailer Park“The layout of this level is particularly well suited to older family members, with its own entrance and no stairs to navigate,” Mr Coleman said. “It is also well suited to those who run a home business.” Outside, the fenced yard is landscaped and has a gazebo.The Shailer Park home is within minutes of the Logan Hyperdome and close to the M1 for access to Brisbane city or the Gold Coast.The home is also close to John Paul College and within walking distance to Kimberley Park Primary School.center_img The home at 435 Chatswood Rd, Shailer Park is set up for dual livingENJOY stunning mountain views from this comfortable Shailer Park home sitting on a 1300sq m block. The property at 435 Chatswood Rd is on the market for offers in the mid $700,000s. RE/MAX Territory marketing agent, Mark Coleman said the size of the home and the stunning views on offer made the property a standout.last_img read more