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January 1, 2021

Equinox Named One of the Worlds Best Hotels

first_imgGeneral Manager Gary Thulander announcedtoday that the Equinox Resort & Spa has been named one of the World’s 500Greatest Hotels by Travel & Leisure Magazine. The Travel & Leisure 500is composed of the 500 hotels that have received the highest overallscores from the 2002 World’s Best Awards survey, taking into considerationrooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food and value. “We arethrilled to be recognized as one of the elite properties in the World,”commented Thulander. “This award is a testament to our incrediblydedicated staff. Over the past year we have worked very hard to upgradeour amenities and deliver a memorable resort experience to our guests.It’s gratifying to see those efforts recognized in the form of this award. It’s all part of our goal to be the number one resort in the Northeast.”The Travel and Leisure accreditation is the latest in an impressive arrayof awards bestowed upon the Equinox. During the past year, The Equinox hasreceived; The Golden Key Award 2002 – Meetings & Conventions Magazine,Inner Circle Award 2002 – American Society of Association Executives(ASAE), Silver Metal Award 2002 – Golf Magazine, 100 Best Golf Courses inNew England -New England Journal of Golf, Top 10 Woman Friendly Courses -Golf for Women Magazine, Connoisseur’s Choice 2002 -Resorts & GreatHotels, Excellence in the East -Meetings East and Four Diamond – AAA.The Travel and Leisure award comes on the heels of the opening of two newfacilities at The Equinox. The first new facility is the Rockwell Room,which has created 3,200 additional square feet of flexible,state-of-the-art function space. The Rockwell Room officially opened thispast fall. In January of 2003 the Equinox unveiled the new Avanyu(pronounced ah VAHN you) Spa. The Avanyu Spa is a beautifully appointed13,000 square foot facility that provides the utmost in spa experiencesfor resort guests and the local community. The Spa features a 75’ x 25’indoor pool, 10 treatment rooms, a weight and aerobic room, a relaxationarea and beautiful locker room facilities. Local memberships to the spaare available on a limited basis.last_img read more

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September 29, 2020

RvTs must have right to sack pension fund boards, says Dutch state secretary

first_imgThe Senate also suggested the RvT be allowed to block the nomination of a board member who fails to comply with the set profile.Klijnsma, addressing recent concerns in Parliament that the RvT’s remit was too broad, stressed that not every dispute would be treated as an example of a “malfunctioning” board.“I assume the RvT will only use its right of dismissal in cases of serious and ongoing malfunctioning,” she wrote, referring to the “milder” remedy of alerting the pension fund’s accountability body, or the party that appoints board members.If these third parties respond too late, or their responses are lacking, the RvT could still alert De Nederlandsche Bank, the Dutch regulator, she said.The Pension Federation said it considered Klijnsma’s letter as guideline for RvTs, but it described the option of a two-track approach as “a bit strange”.Gert Kloosterboer, the federation’s spokesman, said: “These diverging tracks are at odds with the envisaged streamlining of governance.“However, because we assume something is seriously wrong before the RvT uses its competence, and given the state secretary’s clarification, we are not contemplating further action for now.”Henri Lepoutre, pensions adviser at employers association AWVN, said Dutch employers were not entirely happy with the RvT’s right of dismissal.“Companies usually appoint representatives from their own organisation on their pension fund’s board,” he said.“If they get fired by an RvT, it doesn’t reflect well. In addition, employers fear a loss of influence if an independent RvT can dismiss the board of their pension fund, while an RvT that cannot appoint a board but can dismiss one does not feel balanced.”He said clearly defining the concept of “malfunctioning” – to guarantee that the dismissal option is deployed only in the most serious cases – was “very important”. Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary in the Netherlands, has written a letter to the Dutch Parliament standing by her decision to give supervisory boards (RvTs) the right to dismiss pension funds’ boards.The RvT is to be introduced through new governance legislation coming into force in July 2014.Klijnsma initially decided to grant RvTs the right to sack “malfunctioning” board members at the request of the Senate, which feared that the supervisory board, as originally envisaged, lacked teeth.Boards that make a decision without an RvT’s approval, and fail to offer a compelling argument as to how that decision is in the best interests of all participants, are considered to have “malfunctioned”.last_img read more

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September 8, 2020

US Open 2018: Serena Fined over Outbursts During Final

first_imgWilliams’ fine for the code violations, imposed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), will be deducted from the $1.85 million the American won as the runner-up.Osaka, 20, won the match 6-2 6-4 to become the first Japanese Grand Slam champion.Williams, who was aiming to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, refused to shake hands with umpire Ramos after the match.She later accused him of sexism, saying: “He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’.”Williams was given a first code violation after Ramos judged a gesture from coach Patrick Mouratoglou to be coaching.She said she had not received any tactics from Mouratoglou, telling the umpire she would “never cheat to win and would rather lose”.The Frenchman later admitted that he had been coaching from the box but that Williams had not seen him doing so.Williams then received another code violation for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set, leading to Ramos docking her a point.With Osaka leading 4-3, Williams told the umpire: “You are a liar. You will never be on a court of mine as long as you live. When are you going to give me my apology? Say you are sorry.”That led to Ramos docking her the next game to leave Osaka just one game away from victory at 5-3 up.Williams refused to take to the court and demanded an intervention from the tournament referee.Eventually she returned to the baseline, serving out a game to love before Osaka held serve to win her first Grand Slam win.In her post-match news conference Williams said she was she “was not being coached” and that she “did not understand” why Mouratoglou would say he was doing so.BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker said: “The umpire was following the rules by the book but Serena has a point.”Barker, a former world number three and 1976 French Open champion, added that “tennis was the loser” from Saturday’s events.“I’ve sat courtside watching the men ranting at umpires and they haven’t been given a violation,” Barker said.“The fact that it was to be a game violation then robbed the crowd of what potentially could’ve been a third set.”Barker told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme: “Both have a point – Serena saying the male players can say what they want to umpires.“Earlier in the tournament we saw Alize Cornet being given a code violation for changing her shirt on court and then in the same tournament Mohamed Lahyani gets down from his chair to talk to Nick Kyrgios and persuade him not to give up on a match.“He (Ramos) was following the rules by the book but sometimes the book has to be rewritten.“You can’t have one rule for some players and some umpires don’t adhere to it and allow players to get away with things. They’ve just got to be fair to the players.“Tennis was the loser and we lost what was potentially a fantastic match.“I’ve never seen anything like it since I have been watching tennis. It was sad for the game.”Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, echoed Barker’s stance on the difference between how male and female players are treated.“What the umpire did is totally not acceptable and I hope that we are going to have a sanction because we just can’t let that happen,” she said.“When there is absolutely no curse or verbal abuse from Serena then giving her a game penalty is insane. You can’t do that. It is impossible.“She’s right when she says the men say 10 times worse and don’t even get a warning.”Ramos has given Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray code violations in the past two years.He also accused Serena’s sister, Venus, of receiving coaching during a 2016 French Open match, although she wasn’t penalised.“I think she (Serena) went a little bit too far,” said 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert. “What she was saying, she had every right to say but she kept repeating herself.“After a while it is like ‘you have to stop’.“Just because of the enormity of the moment, the umpire should have given her a bit of break but, instead, went right for the jugular.”.American 12-time Grand Slam singles champion Billie Jean King, one of the founders of the Women’s Tennis Association, backed Williams, saying: “When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalised for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions.“Thank you, Serena Williams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.” Serena Williams was yesterday fined $17,000 for the code violations that included calling the umpire a “liar” and “thief” in her US Open final loss on Saturday.Williams, beaten by Naomi Osaka, was docked a game for verbal abuse and had a point penalty for racquet smashing and a code violation for coaching.She later said it was “sexist” to have been penalised a game. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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August 29, 2020

See the moment Liverpool’s players found out they were Premier League champions [VIDEO]

first_imgLiverpool’s first Premier League title in their history was confirmed on Thursday when Chelsea beat Man City 2-1 at Anfield.The Reds had beaten Crystal Palace the previous night to put themselves on the verge of clinching the title.It was sealed when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, confirming Liverpool’s 19th top-flight title.Fans around the world waited eagerly for that whistle after Chelsea took a 2-1 lead, as apparently did the players.A video shared by BBC Sport showed Liverpool players in a celebratory mood as they counted down the seconds to the referee’s last blast.Although the countdown was anticlimactic, as the match went on past the added six minutes, the players were not perturbed as they waited with baited breath.The final whistle prompted screams of joy and some singing as the Anfield club became champions of England again.See the video below;last_img read more

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May 14, 2020

Dean Henderson to replace De Gea next season

first_imgPremier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020 one His efficiency contrasts with that of the present beginning goalkeeper. David De Gea He has been the perfect goalkeeper within the Premier League for a number of years, however his final marketing campaign in Previous Trafford It has been considerably irregular. In some sections of the season he has been questioned and behind is a goalkeeper who brings juventus and enthusiasm, as well as to not costing a single euro, since he would return from his mortgage. However, he believes that it is going to be good to have two goalkeepers of ensures once they dispute a couple of competitors: “When United returns to the Champions League, you possibly can have a 65-game season. Nobody can play each sport.”Even when United didn’t plan to make Henderson the starter, Steele thinks they need to have him keep to combat for a spot moderately than discover him a brand new mortgage so he has minutes: “If the contracts permit it, United ought to say, ‘You’re not going to be loaned out, you’re right here to compete with David.’”De Gea didn’t get together with Van GaalThe previous aim keeper additionally defined what occurred when De Gea needed to go to the Actual Madrid, that day of the well-known case of the fax that didn’t arrive on time: “I’d have gone to Actual Madrid if it weren’t for what occurred on the final day of transfers.”Steele explains within the British newspaper that if he needed to depart it was as a result of his relationship with Louis van Gaal was not good: “Once I was with Van Gaal we knew the explanation why he needed to exit. They didn’t get alongside and it didn’t work. He wasn’t upset with the followers or the membership, but it surely was clearly one thing that had occurred behind the scenes.”Lastly he defined that the state of affairs is completely totally different from that of these years and that he’s now pleased at Previous Trafford: “Now issues are totally different. He has a smile on his face, the membership is enhancing and I can’t think about why he would need to depart.” It has been speculated for months that Dean Henderson can take over Manchester United’s aim next 12 months. Right now, the goalkeeper on mortgage at Sheffield United is likely one of the revelations of the Premier League and it throws up some spectacular numbers, particularly not to be taking part in in an enormous membership. There’s even speak that he might quickly be the beginning goalkeeper of England. So, the competitors underneath the sticks will probably be very powerful, and the one who was the goalkeeper coach of the crimson devils, Eric steele, has spoken em Mirror of the state of affairs that would happen the next marketing campaign: “Realizing Dean Henderson as I do, he’ll anticipate to go into the Previous Trafford locker room and personal the No. 1 jersey now. I signed him at 14 and adopted him carefully, he has an important angle. David could have identified there’ll all the time be a suitor. younger man who will problem him and that’s what Dean will do. “ Regardless of every thing, Steele is satisfied that the Spanish won’t wrinkle, since if he has held the place for thus a few years it’s as a result of he has been an instance working: “It won’t baffle David. You don’t get to the place David de Gea is with out overcoming obstacles. David will take the problem and are available again stronger.” one Premier League* Information up to date as of Could 8, 2020last_img read more

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