Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 22 >>

09/19/14

Permalink 06:32:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 675 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Cedar Point to debut new coaster in the spring

Cedar Point, The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!®, will introduce a dynamically new riding experience when it unleashes Rougarou™ in the spring of 2015!

Named after a terrifying werewolf-like creature in French folklore, Rougarou [roo-guh-roo] feeds on screams and lurks in and around the swampy lagoon at the center of the park, shared with other coasters like Iron Dragon and Top Thrill Dragster.

Rougarou’s floorless trains will take riders on an epic journey at speeds reaching 60 mph as their feet dangle just inches above the track and the murky waters below. The trains will be manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard, Monthey, Switzerland, the same team behind rides like Raptor and GateKeeper, and will transform the ride experience dramatically while utilizing the structure and track of the former Mantis roller coaster.

The ride begins with a climb to the top of the 145-foot-tall first hill, providing amazing views of the Cedar Point skyline. After reaching the apex, the trains will make a 180-degree turn to the right and plummet 137 feet, at a 52-degree angle, to within inches above the water. Thrill-seekers caught in Rougarou’s grasp will then be flipped upside-down by a 119-foot-tall vertical loop, spun around a 103-foot-tall dive loop, whipped around a highly-banked 360-degree turn and then twisted upside-down again by the world’s only inclined loop on a floorless coaster, angled at a wicked 45 degrees. Just when guests think the ride is over, the steel beast will take them through a 360-degree flat spin, tight and twisty turns and a figure-eight finale. Riders must be 54” tall to ride Rougarou.

“Rougarou is going to be a fantastic addition to our coaster lineup and our guests are going to love it,” said Jason McClure, vice president and general manager of Cedar Point. “With the swampy waters below, the vibrant colors of the supports and track, lighting and other effects, it will be a ride like no other at the park.”

2015 will also mark the debut of the newly-renovated Hotel Breakers. Located along the mile-long Cedar Point Beach, Hotel Breakers will complete its two-year transformation into the ultimate resort destination. Along with a new exterior, the modernized hotel will have a new entrance portal, classic interior finishes, newly-furnished and remodeled rooms with LCD TV’s, new furniture, bedding and décor, and many other amenities and offerings. Additional enhancements include a new Starbucks and the Surf Lounge bar inside the famous rotunda, widened exterior green space with panoramic views of Lake Erie and an outdoor water play area with zero depth entry and splash features.

“We want to provide a well-rounded and complete vacation experience for our guests, and the enhancements at the Hotel Breakers will help them have just that,” said Jason McClure. “It will have a fun and fresh feel, is steps away from the park and it’s a great place to start new family traditions.”

Other amenities include two pools and Jacuzzis, access to the Cedar Point Beach and Boardwalk, a gift shop, arcade, exercise room, three restaurants, Early Entry (access to some of the biggest rides and coasters before the park opens to the general public), discounted Cedar Point admission tickets, complimentary Wi-Fi and the comfort and convenience of staying right next to the rides and roller coasters of Cedar Point. Reservations for the 2015 season can be placed now online at cedarpoint.com/hotelbreakers or by phone at (419) 627-2106.

The charming waterfront hotel first opened its doors in 1905 as the “largest and greatest hotel on the Great Lakes.” Known for its breathtaking views and cool summer breezes, Hotel Breakers has been an important part of any complete Cedar Point experience. Notable guests over the years have included celebrities such as sharpshooter Annie Oakley, comedians Abbott and Costello, composer John Philip Sousa and six U.S. presidents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Located on a sandy peninsula along the shore of Lake Erie, Cedar Point has been named as one of the best amusement parks in the world by USA Today,TripAdvisor, The Travel Channel and more. Cedar Point’s amazing lineup of roller coasters has received top billing by CBS News, Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many more.

Permalink 06:00:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 129 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Save money

Friday finds: Kohl's, win Ohio State tickets, Amazon Fire phone, Roku 3, USTV Now

Discounts

Get extra 20 percent off at Kohl's (through Sept. 21) http://buff.ly/1BPAu2i

Get the Amazon Fire phone for 99 cents with a two-year contract http://buff.ly/1wmCxe9

Save on end of summer lawn and garden items http://buff.ly/1Ay9jGN

Watch network TV for free online through USTVNow 

Cut cable and get hundreds of channels for free with the Roku 3 http://buff.ly/1Ay8BJL

Save on Columbus Dispatch subscriptions http://buff.ly/1Ay8I8c

Save on program designed to help parents deal with their teens on social media http://buff.ly/1nGXV8W

Get access to thousands of current TV shows through Hulu Plus. Try two weeks for free by clicking here http://buff.ly/1jOvFBT 

Contests

Win tickets to Ohio State-Michigan State game http://buff.ly/1AyaQN3

Win tickets to Ohio State-Minnesota game http://buff.ly/1Ayb8n8

Win tickets to Ohio State-Penn State game http://buff.ly/1AybJ8u

Win tickets to Sept. 23 Columbus Blue Jackets-Pittsburgh Penguins game http://buff.ly/1sWo3Ps

Win contests through Columbus Dispatch Reader Rewards program. Use viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com as the referral address 

09/18/14

Permalink 06:52:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 111 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Malone University Discover Day on Oct.13 for high school juniors and seniors

The Malone University Office of Admissions will host the next Discover Day for high school juniors and seniors on Monday, Oct. 13.  High school students will have the opportunity to discover firsthand what it is like to be a student at Malone University. Opportunities include a tour of the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, an admissions presentation, community worship, a class, a student panel, financial aid, a parent session, and meeting with a professor from the prospective student’s chosen major. 

For more information or to register, please call the Office of Admissions at 1.800.521.1146 or register online.  Students may also schedule a customized visit between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to suit individualized needs by calling 1-800-521-1146.

Permalink 05:46:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 401 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

AZA grants accreditation to Cleveland Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo was re-accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) by the organization's independent Accreditation Commission. It is seventh time the Zoo has received this prestigious designation. The announcement was made in Orlando, Florida at the AZA's national zoo conference.

"By meeting the highest industry standards, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is ranked among the best zoos and aquariums in the world," said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. "When people visit Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, they can be assured that they are supporting a facility that is a leader in the care and conservation of wildlife."

To be accredited, the Zoo underwent a thorough review to ensure it meets, and will continue to meet, rising standards for animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association. 

Upon receiving accreditation, Executive Zoo Director Dr. Chris Kuhar stated, "Every member of our team at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo understands the importance of meeting AZA standards. Our staff is truly dedicated to providing the best possible care for our animals, education for our guests, and contributions to conservation and science. AZA accreditation verifies our commitment to each of these areas and more."

The accreditation process includes a detailed application and meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals. The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution's operation, including animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas. Top officials are interviewed at a formal hearing of AZA's Accreditation Commission, after which accreditation is granted, tabled, or denied. 

Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and six other countries. 

Northeast Ohio's most-visited year-round attraction, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with hours extended to 7 p.m. on weekends and holidays from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $12.25 per person, $8.25 for kids ages 2 to 11 and free for children younger than 2 and Zoo members. Parking is free. Located at 3900 Wildlife Way, the Zoo is easily accessible from Interstates 71, 90 and 480.

For more information, visit clevelandmetroparks.com/zoo or call (216) 661-6500.

09/17/14

Permalink 06:44:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 134 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Save money

Wednesday finds: Pizza Hut, win Ohio State tickets, Amazon Fire phone, Roku 3, USTV Now

 

Discounts

Get 20 percent off online orders at Pizza Hut by using coupon code JGJ5RTHAYM (through Sept. 18) 

Get the Amazon Fire phone for 99 cents with a two-year contract http://buff.ly/1wmCxe9

Save on end of summer lawn and garden items http://buff.ly/1Ay9jGN

Watch network TV for free online through USTVNow 

Cut cable and get hundreds of channels for free with the Roku 3 http://buff.ly/1Ay8BJL

Save on Columbus Dispatch subscriptions http://buff.ly/1Ay8I8c

Save on program designed to help parents deal with their teens on social media http://buff.ly/1nGXV8W

Get access to thousands of current TV shows through Hulu Plus. Try two weeks for free by clicking here http://buff.ly/1jOvFBT 

Contests

Win tickets to Ohio State-Michigan State game http://buff.ly/1AyaQN3

Win tickets to Ohio State-Minnesota game http://buff.ly/1Ayb8n8

Win tickets to Ohio State-Penn State game http://buff.ly/1AybJ8u

Win tickets to Sept. 23 Columbus Blue Jackets-Pittsburgh Penguins game http://buff.ly/1sWo3Ps

Win contests through Columbus Dispatch Reader Rewards program. Use viewfromthepugh@yahoo.com as the referral address 

Permalink 06:21:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 142 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Sports

Football power rankings: Denver takes over No. 1 spot

NFL

1. Denver (2-0, LW 2) - Shaky at times against the Chiefs. The Broncos don't look invincible this year 

2. Philadelphia (2-0, LW 3) - This team can score enough to win games they normally shouldn't

3. Seattle (1-1, LW 1) - It will be interesting to see if San Diego found the gameplan to beat the Seahawks

4. Houston (2-0, LW NR) - Dominant Arian Foster and healthy defense could spell trouble for AFC

5, Cincinnati (2-0, LW NR) - Liked how offense looked after A.J. Green's injury

NCAA

1. Florida State (2-0, LW 1) - Nationally televised game with Clemson will show if the Seminoles are invincible

2. Texas A&M (3-0, LW 3) - The Aggies have the look of a playoff team

3. Oregon (3-0, LW 4) - Still waiting to see if the Ducks can get through the Pac-12 schedule without an upset. If they do, watch out

4. Alabama (3-0, LW 5) - Faces test on Saturday with Florida

5. Oklahoma (3-0, LW NR) - Starting to believe Sooners after blowout win over Tennessee

09/16/14

Permalink 05:24:00 am, by viewfromthepugh Email , 258 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: News

Ashland University Philosophy Department sets business ethics colloquium

The Ashland University Philosophy Department in conjunction with the AU Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau are sponsoring a Philosophy Colloquium that will feature Dr. James Stover, assistant professor of philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University

The event is set for 
Wednesday, Oct.  1, at 4 p.m. in the Ronk Lecture Hall of the Dwight Schar College of Education on the AU campus. Stover, who specializes in the areas of philosophical ethics, ancient philosophy and business ethics, will deliver a talk titled “Business Ethics: Can Aristotle Save Help Us?”  The event is free and open to the public.

This talk is an attempt at a sort of fusion of horizons with regards to ethics. It asks two questions: First, is Aristotle’s ethics a viable system for a person living in the 21st century? Second, is Aristotle relevant for today’s business ethics? This second question became especially poignant at the beginning of this millennium with such debacles as Enron, Arthur Anderson and WorldCom.

Moreover, these debacles were trumped by the recent financial scandals of Lehman brothers, Countrywide Financial, AIG, and others, associated with the financial meltdown of 2008 and 2009. Are there ancient answers to these modern questions? More specifically, what can Aristotle who lived over 2,300 years ago, contribute to how we live our lives and operate our businesses today?

Stover recently received his Ph.D. at Duquesne University, where his dissertation was titled "Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Life and Business." He also has published articles in the journal of “Ancient Philosophy” and the “Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion.” His research interests include Plato and Aristotle, philosophy of religion, Asian philosophy and the history of philosophy in general. 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 ... 22 >>

Subscribe to View From The Pugh

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Check out Saving Face!
powered by b2evolution free blog software