Wilbur Rice, owner of Equipe Sport, is pleased to announce that Tom Byrnes has taken the management reins of the Equipe Sport and Mtn. Riders shop at Mount Snow.Tom Byrnes is a passionate skier, rider, biker and fly fisherman with more than twenty years of experience in outdoor sales and retail management, and has held positions at the Alpine Shop in Saratoga Springs, New York, the L.L. Bean location in West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and, most recently, at the Killington Resort Shop.”Customer Service is the keystone of our operation”, says Rice. “When potential customers visit any of our locations, they’re dealt with fairly by people who know what they’re talking about& people who use the equipment, ride the bikes, ride the boards, whatever. That goes for management as well as sales staff, which is why we’re so pleased to welcome Tom to the Equipe family.Equipe Sport and Mtn. Riders shops are located in Rawsonville, Stratton Mountain and on the Mount Snow Access Road, at Mount Snow, in West Dover. The Mount Snow locations are open seven days a week until 5 p.m. For more information, call 802-464-2222 or visit online at equipesport.com.
In 2009, Hong Kong Police destroyed a vice syndicate suspected of trafficking women from the Philippines and luring them into prostitution in the southern Chinese capital. Illegal migrants paid the syndicate US$32,250 to leave China through Hong Kong or the southern city of Shenzhen, before they travelled to intermediary countries in the Middle East or Southeast Asia. By Dialogo April 08, 2013 Hong Kong officials said on April 5, they had smashed a syndicate that used fake documents to smuggle people from Mainland China into Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Australia. At least half of those arrested were residents of Hong Kong, according to Fung. They then used fake documents to get to their final destination in search of jobs. The immigration department said 28 arrests were made in a joint operation with Mainland Chinese authorities that ended on April 5, adding that the ring had smuggled some 50 people since 2011. “During this eight-day operation, we have succeeded in neutralizing an international human smuggling syndicate,” the immigration department’s assistant director, William Fung, told a press conference.
Ashantigold captain Lawrence Lartey has hailed Bashiru Hayford as ‘fantastic’ for getting the best out of the squad this season.The former Kotoko and Medeama boss is on the verge of annexing the league for Miners, which will be their first top flight trophy in about 19 years.It’s Hayford’s second season in charge of Ashantigold and with two games to end the season, Lartey has acknowledged the need to improve on last season’s fourth-place finish. “We have been at our best right from the start of the season till now and with two matches to end the season we need to improve upon the performances to finish hard because the competition from those behind us is still tough but we’re taking away the positives that has kept us on top of the league log till now and get better. We have only two games ahead of us,” the Black Meteors captain told Adom FM.”There’s a good feeling in the squad. Coach Bash is an amazing and fantastic coach. Very competitive. He talks to us a lot and shows us where we have to improve. He’s on top of it all to make us better.”“If you look at our team, you can see we have a lot of young players but he has been able to blend us all for us to get where we have gotten to, it tells you he is a fantastic coach,” he added. “Our squad has the perfect mix, we have experience and fresh legs,” he added. “We need both if we want to be champions, and the players who are not involved give everything when they get their opportunity. That’s the mentality we need.Lartey, who led second-tier Nania FC to win their first ever FA Cup trophy in 2011, is eager to improve his personal form.”I’m always trying to get better. I’m at the one of the best clubs in Ghana and that helps a lot to keep giving my best for the fans.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports