The greatest event youve ever organized or attended is coming up, or it is still fresh in your memory. It should be considered for a Vermont Top Ten Event award! Now is the time to submit your application for next years Vermont Chamber of Commerce Top Ten Summer and Top Ten Fall events.Nominations are being accepted for summer and falls hottest and brightest in the Green Mountain State. All events scheduled between May 1, 2006, and October 31, 2006 are eligible. An independent panel of judges chosen by the Vermont Chamber will select the Top Ten Summer events and the Top Ten Fall events. Winners are announced in January.Events that are selected to be a Top Ten share some of the following characteristics: they appeal to out-of-state visitors and a diverse audience (including children), it is foreseeable that the event can accommodate attendance up to twice the typical count, the event is likely draw outside visitors as a destination, and the event has room for growth. Judges also weigh the geographics and dates of the nominated events to come up with a diverse list of winners.At no cost to winners, Vermonts premier events list is widely publicized through press releases to national media. The Top Ten Events are also featured in the official travel guide of the State of Vermont, the Vermont Vacation Guide (circulation 200,000); in the Vermont Chamber Country Inns and B & Bs brochure (circulation 100,000); and on the Vermont Chambers highly visited online events calendar at www.vtchamber.com(link is external).Chris Fogg, Vermont Chamber Vice President of Travel & Tourism, noted Selection as a Top Ten Event is a strong marketing tool. Top Ten winners have found that the additional publicity increases attendance, and that the awards prestige also aids in securing funding for future events. All winners receive a certificate and the Vermont Chamber signature Top Ten logo to use in their marketing materials.Nominations must be postmarked by September 27, 2005 to be considered in the contest. Contact Trena Whiton at the Vermont Chamber for a nomination form:(802) 223-3443; [email protected](link sends e-mail).
Pochettino is well aware of the threat posed by Liverpool, but does not want his players to approach Sunday’s encounter differently to any of their other matches this season. Spurs start the weekend top of the Barclays Premier League, having followed up a 1-0 win at West Ham with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Harry Redknapp’s QPR. That 100 per cent start to life under the former Southampton boss has extended to the Europa League, where a 2-1 win at AEL Limassol was followed up on Thursday by a 3-0 triumph in the second leg of their play-off tie. Tottenham go looking for a fifth successive win when Liverpool arrive in north London on Sunday – a match Pochettino wants his players to approach in the same manner as recent games. “We are looking forward to Sunday,” he said. “I think it is a great game, a tough game. We are looking forward to it. We will try to win the three points. “For me, all games are a big a test. It is true that Liverpool were second last season and they have invested a lot of money on buying different players. “Yes, it is a big test but we need to put in place a mentality to get three points. We need this mentality for Sunday like we had in the last games.” Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been impressed by the impact Mario Balotelli has made in training with the Reds but is keen to stress that no individual is a bigger star than the team. Maverick striker Balotelli is in contention to make his debut at Spurs following his move from AC Milan earlier this week. Rodgers said: “He is fine. He has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. “He is a good lad. The focus is very much on his football and he has done very well. “He is moving to Merseyside. He is engrossing himself into the club and the people, but more importantly into his football. I look forward to seeing that development over the coming years.” When Rodgers was then asked about the excitement among Liverpool fans at the Italy international’s arrival, the manager said: “This is not the Mario Balotelli show. “He is a good player, a talented player. But he has got a lot of work to do here. We have a number of top-class players and the star of this team will always be the team.” “It is a tough game, a good game to enjoy but in the end I think both teams will try to play in the same way, in the same philosophy. I think it is good for our supporters and football people.” New signing Federico Fazio could make his Tottenham debut this weekend, although Roberto Soldado is a doubt to face Liverpool. Press Association Spurs head coach Mauricio Pochettino has yet to decide whether centre-back Fazio, who arrived from Sevilla on Wednesday, will feature at White Hart Lane. Soldado may be absent again with a neck and back issue, while Kyle Walker and Michel Vorm are out through injury.
The Latest: German Cup soccer final postponed indefinitely The German soccer federation says the final will no longer be played on May 23 in Berlin as planned but it’s still sticking to a June 30 deadline to finish the season.Federation president Fritz Keller says “it is extremely unfortunate that in all likelihood this special game will have to take place in a stadium without spectators.”There are also no dates for the postponed semifinals. They were originally scheduled to be played earlier this week with champion Bayern Munich hosting Eintracht Frankfurt and fourth-division club Saarbrücken welcoming Bayer Leverkusen.___France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says resuming soccer leagues should not come at the expense of people’s health amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___The governing body of field hockey says it has extended the international Pro League seasons by one year to run through June 2021.The nine men’s and nine women’s national teams were scheduled to play January-to-June annually.Games in the 2020 season were stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has yet to play in the women’s competition while leader Argentina has played eight of its 16 games.The International Hockey Federation says the new time frame gives it the best chance “to deliver on broadcast and commercial partner agreements.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The German Cup soccer final has been postponed indefinitely and will likely take place without fans. Associated Press April 24, 2020 The subsequent season will run from September 2021 to the following June.___England will try to reschedule its test series with the West Indies after announcing there will be no professional cricket played in the country until July 1 at the earliest because of the coronavirus pandemic.The inaugural season of The Hundred is due to start on July 17 and has not yet been canceled. The England and Wales Cricket Board has arranged a meeting for next week to discuss whether it can go ahead.No domestic competitions have been scrapped for this year. Talks are ongoing in leagues around the world as to when the season can restart. South Korea’s K-League will kick off on May 8 in empty stadiums. The Bundesliga in Germany is discussing playing again on May 9.Lloris says “there’s so much at stake financially for clubs … But above all of that there is health.”Lloris plays for Tottenham in the Premier League. The team has nine matches remaining this season.Lloris says in an interview with Le Parisien newspaper that “if we have to finish the league without fans then we will.”But the World Cup champion adds that “soccer remains totally secondary given the current situation.” The ECB says the international season in England will now be played from July to the end of September. The three-test series against the West Indies that was due to start on June 4 has been postponed.ECB chief executive Tom Harrison says his organization is following advice from the government and health experts and that “our plan is to reschedule international matches as late as possible in the season to give the best chance of play.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6