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Rain Forest Adventure Dominica launches Gorge Zip Challenge!

first_img Share Share Share LocalNews Rain Forest Adventure Dominica launches Gorge Zip Challenge! by: – September 30, 2011 Tweetcenter_img 142 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Image via: rainforestadventure.comRain Forest Adventure Dominica this morning launched another major attraction to its popular and exciting aerial tram adventure at a press conference at the Fort Young Hotel this morning.The Gorge Zip Challenge is a six-platform course which navigates three adrenaline-pumping lines through the rainforest canopy.Administrative Manager of Rain Forest Adventures Dominica Ms Nikima Royer explained that the Gorge Zip Challenge is the highest of any zip line in the Southern Caribbean and also offers a picturesque view of the Breakfast River Gorge.“The new Gorge Zip Challenge thrills with the highest zip line in the Caribbean. The six platform course line offers three adrenaline pumping lines that glide through the rain forest canopy. From the park’s top station, visitors receive a safety briefing and orientation and then take a short walk to the first platform and a one hundred and twenty-five foot zip line. The second zip line two hundred and forty feet takes riders higher yet and is followed by a forty foot repel to the ground. The highlight of the experience is the Gorge Challenge which is actually eight hundred and forty feet. The eight hundred and fifty feet cable suspended over the Breakfast River Gorge of three hundred and fifty foot caverns drop flourishing with plants and waterfalls,” she said.Hon. Ian Douglas.Meantime Minister of Tourism and Legal Affairs Honourable Ian Douglas commended the rain forest aerial tram for preserving the forests and their consideration of the environment.“The fact that we still enjoy these attractions in Dominica is as a result of a long history of preserving our natural heritage either through legislation and a lot of people don’t know that in the 1970’s the government of the day took a deliberate step to legislate that a certain percent of our forest cover must remain untouched, so that is law….The rainforest aerial tram has been an example and continues to be, of what can be achieved with proper planning and due consideration for the environment,” he said.Mr Douglas also assured the team of Rain Forest Adventures Dominica of his support and that of his ministry to work with them to ensure that this new venture is successful.“As Minister of Tourism I pledge my support and that of the ministry to this venture, be assured that we will be working side by side with you as far as possible to ensure your success. I wish that many other tourism enterprises would take this bold initiative such as the one you have taken so that the tourism sector would continue to expand and to grow and to generate more excitement.”Admission to the zip line is $50 EC per person (local) and $50 US for visitors. Children must be twelve years and older to ride and the Rain Forest Aerial Tram reopens to the public on October 3rd.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Blues unhappy with Matic ruling

first_img Matic was sent off for pushing Ashley Barnes after the Burnley striker had caught the Serbian high on his shin with a late tackle during Saturday’s 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at Stamford Bridge. The FA’s independent regulatory commission reduced Matic’s three-game ban by one match on appeal on Tuesday evening, but Chelsea were unhappy with the outcome, insisting that the 26-year-old had been “unjustly punished”. “The Chelsea Football Club Board is extremely disappointed and frustrated that the FA Regulatory Commission has today decided not to reduce Nemanja Matic’s suspension to the maximum extent permitted under FA rules,” a statement posted on the Blues’ website, headlined ‘Chelsea FC appalled with the FA’s decision on Matic’, read. “Chelsea FC challenged the standard three-match suspension which automatically followed the red card issued to Matic by referee Martin Atkinson during Saturday’s Premier League match against Burnley. “There has been universal condemnation of the reckless challenge made by Ashley Barnes on Matic and it is the club’s view that he has been unjustly punished with a two-match ban for his reaction to a career-threatening tackle. “It is Chelsea’s opinion that referees and the football authorities must do more to protect players at all levels of the game from dangerous challenges. This decision also clearly demonstrates a need for consistency and fairness in the disciplinary process.” Matic will miss Sunday’s Capital One final against Tottenham and next Wednesday’s Premier League encounter at West Ham. The defensive midfielder will be available for Chelsea’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Paris St Germain at Stamford Bridge on March 11 and could return to domestic duty four days later as the league leaders host Southampton. The FA’s decision not to rescind Matic’s red card is likely to irk Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, who defended Matic’s reaction and branded Barnes’ challenge as ”criminal” while appearing on Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme. The FA announced on Monday that Barnes would face no disciplinary action for his challenge , but Mourinho told the programme that he thought Barnes’ tackle was at least as bad as the one against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg that earned striker Diego Costa a three-game ban last month. ”I would like to know how do you, Sky Sports, describe the actions of the Burnley player yesterday? My English is not good enough to find a word,” said Mourinho. ”When you think ‘Diego crimes’ after he puts his boot on a hand, when this is ‘Diego crimes’, the minimum you have to say is ‘criminal tackle’ (by Barnes). ”When Diego Costa has a three-match ban, probably three matches to Matic…tell me how many matches this player deserves?” Mourinho’s comments about Barnes’ tackle prompted Burnley manager Sean Dyche to defend his player in an interview aired on Burnley TV on Monday night. ”When moments like that occur, it’s very rare there is not a reaction to that moment in the stadium,” Dyche said. ”Look at the reaction from a bunch of expert footballers from the Chelsea side – the likes of John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Branislav Ivanovic – big, strong boys who are on right top of this moment. ”Jose Mourinho has a similar view to me, the crowd behind me, circa 15,000, no-one reacts. In live time no-one reacts except Matic. ”After the event, with hindsight and slow motion, statements like ‘criminal tackle’ are being used. I find that hard to adjust to.” Dyche also believes Barnes’ tackle was not malicious, but instead a natural movement of his leg after the forward failed to complete a pass. ”After the event of course, it looks an ugly challenge,” Dyche said. ”Ashley Barnes tried to play the ball down to Dave Jones behind him, his momentum and the pendulum motion of his leg swings up through the ball. ”Matic is late getting there – not in a vicious way – but that means his (Barnes’) leg pendulums through and hits him on the shin.” Press Association Chelsea are “appalled” and “frustrated” that Nemanja Matic still has to serve a ban after the Football Association reduced the midfielder’s three-game violent conduct suspension to two matches.last_img read more

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Deni Milosevic’s Goal nominated for the Best of the Belgian Championship

first_imgYoung player of national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina Deni Milosevic is a creator of one of the most beautiful goals in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League in 2015.Milosevic plays for Waasland-Beveren, where he arrived as a borrowed player from Standard. In this season he played 13 matches for KSK Waasland-Beveren for which he scored four goals and recorded one assist.His goal, scored in domestic defeat by Gent (3: 1), was nominated for the Best goal of the Belgian championship and total of 12 goals entered the final selection. The winner will be announced on January 13.(Source: klix)last_img

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Tio caps ‘tough week’ with silver medal for PH

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum MOST READ Over at the Parque Sarmiento archery range, Nicole Marie Tagle and Hendrik Oun of Estonia suffered a stinging defeat at the hands of New Zealand’s Rebecca Jones and Chihchun Tang of Chinese Taipei, 5-1, in the quarterfinals of the mixed international event.“The crosswind has affected my game. But I’m still happy with the outcome after we beat the fourth-ranked team in the round of 16,” said Tagle, who is scheduled to face Alyssia Tromans-Ansell of Great Brittain in the women’s recurve individual round of 16 on Tuesday.Winding up No. 13th after the rankings the other day, Tagle and Oun pulled off a surprise when they defeated the highly favored duo of Reza Shabani of Iran and Tromans-Ansell by a slim margin prior to the quarters.In the golf mixed event, Yuka Saso and Carl Janno Corpus fired a five-over 75 for a share of joint 18th with South African and Belgium. Atthaya Thitikul and Vanchai Luangnitikul fired a two-under 68 to secure the top spot after two rounds.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Magnolia wants more CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/International Olympic CommitteeBUENOS AIRES—Over two months of training and acclimatizing in a different country have made Christian Tio badly longing for home.The Filipino-Norwegian will certainly have great memories once he leaves this charming Argentinian capital after snaring a silver medal in men’s kiteboarding of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games.ADVERTISEMENT Corniel topped three races and was leading throughout the week where the kiteboarders encountered several canceled races due to light winds.Tio, who ended up tied with Vodisek in the final race, trained for four weeks in Dominican Republic and spent another four weeks here to get his body well adjusted.READ: Tio clinches lone Youth Olympic Games berth“That did very well, because I don’t have any jetlag and I wasn’t really tired,’’ said Tio. “I have the energy and we did it. My mindset, really, was just to go for it and enjoy.”“What’s next for me? I want to go home (in the Philippines),” added Tio, who will surely receive a cash incentive from the government upon his return to Manila late this week.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown READ: PH kiteboarding star Tio eyes gold in first Olympic stintWith the winds blowing in his favor, Tio placed second in the final race to jump from fourth overall to a sure silver together with Toni Vodisek of Slovenia after competing for nearly a week at the Club Nautico San Isidro here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s been a tough week and we really had light winds. I’m really happy to get the silver,” said the 17-year-old Tio after gifting the country its first medal in the ongoing sportsfest for the finest under-18 athletes on the planet.Deury Corniel of the Dominican Republic was a cinch to seize the gold medal with his consistency in all six races prior to Sunday morning’s finale.last_img read more

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