The Best Ski Helmets for 2017

first_imgWhen it comes to safety on the slopes, there is no substitute for a good ski helmet. It seems like every season we hear a few cautionary tales of crashes in the terrain park and run-ins with trees. This year though, we’ve done all the testing and legwork for you. After a few months of trying on every ski helmet we could get our hands on, we’ve selected our favorites. Whether you’re just getting on skis for your first time or are a seasoned terrain park phenom, we’ve got a ski helmet for you.Editor’s Pick: Smith Quantum $300Using Smith’s Koroyd material, the Quantum is incredibly light. Don’t let that fool you though. It will stand up to serious damage, and the included MIPS liner, BOA fit system, and Wayfinder straps keep it locked down perfectly. Due to the extra shock absorption of Smith’s Aerocore design, the Quantum can take bumps in side impact zones, outperforming most other helmets.Best All-Around: Shred Optics Bumper NoShock $170Shred Optics was founded by Olympic medalist Ted Ligety. With two gold medals, and five world cup titles to his name, you’ll be hard pressed to find a brand with more personal investment and knowledge. Using Shred’s NOSHOCK material, the Bumper helmet fits incredibly well, and is certified to take multiple hits before it is compromised. We especially like that it is outfitted with XStatic material in the liner, which is anti-microbial and odor fighting. It doesn’t hurt that the Bumper is standardized for both summer and winter sports, making this a perfect fit for the all-year athlete.Best For Backcountry Riders: Uvex p.8000 Tour $150Uvex’s all new p.8000 helmet (they’re not getting any awards for naming this time around) is the helmet for adventurers and expeditioners. The only helmet on the market that is certified for skiing, rock climbing, and cycling, this helmet is purpose built for athletes who just can’t sit still. Predawn bike ride to the trailhead? Check. A full day of climbing and skiing? Got it. Excellent fit for long hours of wear in gnarly conditions? Shut up and take our money.Free Ride: Marker Phoenix Otis $189The Phonenix tackles early morning powder lines, afternoon terrain park laps, and everything in between. Marker equipped this helmet with their MAP protection pads, aiding in shock absorption where you need it most. built over that is an EPS foam and had ABS plastic shell, giving you layered protection for sending huge lines. It doesn’t hurt that the fit is stellar, ensuring you’ll want to wear it in all conditions.For The Ladies: Pret Lyric X $140The Lyric X’s plush liner will keep your lady warm and comfortable no matter how hard it’s snowing. The shell boasts a MIPS liner, and RECCO reflector (the only helmet on our list with RECCO technology). Developed specifically with Pret’s athlete team, it is as stylish as it is protective. Editors’ Recommendations The Best Men’s Heritage Outdoor Apparel for Cool Weather Runners, Say Goodbye to Chafing with Path Projects Running Shorts 14 Scandinavian Clothing Brands You Need to Know 6 Biggest Ski Gear Innovations to Look Forward to in Winter 2020 A Beginner’s Guide to Road Biking last_img read more

Do you know The Career Quest Difference?

first_imgWritten By: Nancy W. Kist, CTC, President – Career Quest Training Center   For 17 years, Career Quest Training Center has been helping make dreams come true in the Travel Industry by teaching passionate travelers how they could open and run their own Home-Based Travel Agency. But, when it comes to travel training there are many options. What makes Career Quest stand out from the others?  Leslie Berkman, owner of New Jersey based Berkie Travel and a Career Quest graduate says “There are two things that make Career Quest different, knowing I always have an advisor a phone call away and that the materials are both online and printed text books.” Career Quest utilizes Industry recognized textbooks like Tom Ogg’s How to Run a Home-Based Travel Business and the Travel Institutes’ Travel Career Development. “The travel industry changes every year. Knowing the materials I am using are industry recognized and can always be reference guides for me continues to help me even to this day,” Berkman added.  Last year alone, 700 students graduated from Career Quest and these graduates had the opportunity to affiliate with various host agencies. Michael Cadogan, Owner of Wanderlust Tour & Cruises says, “It was a great introduction to the Travel & Leisure Industry, and I am looking forward to putting the principles you’ve taught me into practice.  Career Quest will always be part of my history.”  Career Quest Training Center was founded by Nancy Kist, CTC, a veteran of the Travel Industry. “Everyone thought the internet was going to stop consumers from turning to Travel Agents to book their travel, but they were wrong. We continue to see consumers relying on agents because of the products they can provide and the superior customer service they receive.  The traveler has found a search engine or 800 number cannot deliver the assistance for the client,” Kist said. “The Career Quest Program is designed to help not only learn the travel industry, but how to market your product, sell your product and most importantly run your own business.”  Michelle Reynolds, owner of Free Spirit Travel and another Career Quest graduate told us, “No other course, but Career Quest, asked me about business plans, marketing plans or how to insure my business would be a success. Even in my accounting classes, no one addressed these topics which have  truly helped me through my travel journey so far.”  “Customer service is our main focus.  Every day, the staff answers emails and phone calls from students and graduates looking for assistance. Career Quest not only works with individual students, they design training programs for host agency’s new-agents.  Whether- it’s helping a- student understand how to book a cruise or  how to select a host agency that meets their business model, I know that we have made a difference. “Kist remarked.  What sets Career Quest apart from other training programs is the students can progress at their own pace and set their own schedule.  This allows them to work around their job and family commitments.   Quizzes and projects throughout the program are reviewed by experienced advisors. “Our curriculum is constantly being updated. Cruise and Tour suppliers recognize the quality of our program and provide Career Quest with their instructional materials to enrich our curriculum.”   “There is no question, that if you are wanting to get started in the travel industry, launch your own business or even work at an agency, that Career Quest is who you need to call for your training,” said Leslie Berkman. “It changed my life and helped launch my business 17 years ago and I couldn’t be more happy today because of it.”  For more information on the programs Career Quest offers,  contact our office at 800-452-3198 or email us at [email protected]last_img read more

Take a Peek at Wimbledon Winner Novak Djokovics Swanky Miami Retreat

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park How to Put Out a Fire Without Hurting Yourself in the Process North Canon Drive Residence Is Worth Every Penny of Its $45 Million Price Tag Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park While being a permanent home, Eighty Seven Park prides itself on offering hotel-like amenities. That includes a wine bar and cellar, butler services, salon, juice bar, two swimming pools, poolside cabanas, and watersports. You may be thinking it can’t be all that peaceful located in Miami, but nothing about this residential retreat feels cramped or bustling.Built on the relaxed North Shore, the residence allows Djokovic and his wife and kids to bask in a seemingly private oasis— a total 180 from the hustling South Beach. Eighty Seven Park feels like its own island — and it’ll cost you as much as a private island, too. A one-bedroom apartment at Eighty Seven Park runs shy of $2 million; a four-bedroom will set you back $10 million. So, still less than Al Capone’s Miami mansion.Eighty Seven ParkDjokovic chose a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom apartment mini-home that he’s calling “my new retreat.” Djokovic says, “I simply love the design of this building,” listing both the panoramic views and Eighty Seven Park’s “in-house botanist” as two reasons he picked this of all places to bunk up.Wait, in-house botanist? That’s right. Because you’re paying millions to live here.On aesthetics alone, Eighty Seven Park is elegant without being Gotti and minimalist without feeling emotionless. The dude obviously has good taste, plus a secret passion for fine architecture, as Djokovic also chose this abode because of the project’s lead architect: Italian-born Renzo Piano, whose resume includes masterminding the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, The New York Times Building, and Shard London Bridge, to name a few.Eighty Seven ParkBlending eco-conscious sensibilities with elegant and airy design, Djokovic’s new retreat is full of light, highly exclusive, and modernly minimalist. Renas Dumas Architecture Intérieure is responsible for the raw yet refined interior design, with attention to unboxing the walls of traditional living spaces and drawing a design palette from the colors of nature. Think warm sand hues, wood, and stone gray.The landscape at Eighty Seven Park was given just as much consideration as the interior. Dutch landscape firm West 8 transformed the outdoor spaces into lush Edens, where foliage breaks the barrier of glass and concrete to extend inside.This peaceful vibe complements Djokovic’s notoriously healthy lifestyle, from detoxifying in the underground hammam spa to strolling the residents-only garden for a little green therapy to cooking gluten-free food in the spacious kitchen. Djokovic credits this diet switch to much of his physical and mental prowess.Now he’ll add Eighty Seven Park to his training and recovery arsenal. So if you’re reading this, Federer or Nadal, grab one of the last five residents. Eighty Seven Park center_img Eighty Seven Park Next Long Hair for Men: Tips for Growing and Maintaining Your Style Previous Eighty Seven Park Idris Elba Debuts New 2HR SET Fashion Line Inspired By DJ Culture When you’re ranked the No. 1 male tennis player in the world, you can live wherever the half-court you want. After winning the 2019 Wimbledon Rosewater Dish, Novak Djokovic bought a swanky Miami pad in the exclusive Eighty Seven Park. This residential retreat will provide the Serbian pro tennis player with a clean and airy space to lay his trophy. (Sorry, Roger Federer.)The glass tower that is Eighty Seven Park houses only 66 spaces, complete with trailing wrap-around balconies and views upon views of the Atlantic Ocean. Yep, a terrace around your entire floor. So if you get tired of watching the waves, you can walk to the other side and bask in the greenery of a specially designed park. Lenny Kravitz’s New Twice Toothpaste Will Make Plaque Fly Away 1 of 13 Eighty Seven Park Eighty Seven Park last_img read more

Judiciary condemns PMs statement that judges action smacks of vendetta

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGovt attacks on Chancellor ‘unprecedented in its savagery’ – RamkarranJanuary 23, 2017In “latest news”Private Sector concerned about Govt’s “repeated” refusal to pay DipconJuly 10, 2019In “Business”AG denies attacking Chancellor, threatens media for reportingFebruary 4, 2017In “latest news” The Supreme Court of Judicature has condemned statements published in the State-owned Guyana Chronicle attributed to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who was quoted as saying that “…the judge’s action smacks of vendetta.”The Prime Minister, according to the article, was referring to Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry’s order that Finance Minister Winston Jordan pay Dipcon by July 8, 2019 or be jailed for 21 days.See full statement below:The Judiciary has noted with grave concern an article in the today’s Guyana Chronicle Newspaper captioned “’We have a right to protect taxpayers’ money’ – AG flays ‘PSC’s hypocritical’ stance on Dipcon matter… PM says judge’s action smacks of vendetta” in which aspersions are cast on the judiciary in relation to a matter before the Court.The independence of the Judiciary and the rule of law must be maintained at all times.The Judiciary would like to emphasize that anyone who is dissatisfied with a judgment or a decision of a court has a right of appeal, and this is the avenue by which a lawful challenge to any judgment or decision can be made.The Judiciary once again reaffirms its independence and integrity. ENDThe Guyana Chronicle has since apologised and changed the article in its online version to say that the Prime Minister described the court action against Jordan, not the decision of the judge, as “vendetta”. read more