Cataloochee Escape

first_imgWe’ve found the ideal winter getaway combo—days spent challenging snow covered hills on skis and snowboards and nights snuggled up by the fire in a cozy cabin at an adjacent dude ranch.At one time Cataloochee Ski Area and Cataloochee Ranch were under the same ownership, but the family who continues to own the ranch concentrates now on welcoming lodging guests while the ski slopes are under different management. The two work closely together, however, to make sure everyone has a great mountaintop experience in Maggie Valley, N.C.Getting Ready for the Season Beginning November 1 Cataloochee Ski Area staff are primed to begin snowmaking as soon as the temperature dips low enough. Check out the schedule for when the slopes will be open for the 2013-2014 season here.  If you’re just starting out, they can set you up with lessons. And get this: those beginner lessons are free every non-holiday Monday through Thursday if you rent your equipment there.A Little Piece of HeavenAfter a day on the slopes, head next door to Cataloochee Ranch to warm up by the fire and recharge your batteries. A hearty dinner and breakfast are included in your stay. We predict you’ll want to kiss the cook when you chow down on homemade favorites. Lunch is offered as well, but you’ll need to pay as you go for this meal.The original owners of the ranch, Tom and Judy Alexander, converted a stone and log cattle barn into the main ranch house where they raised their family. Today, the ranch is in the hands of second and third generations of the family and the six bedrooms in the rustic ranch house provide cozy comfort to visitors. There are also 12 rental cabins on this 900+ acre property as well as the Silverbell Lodge, perfect for groups who want to travel together. It can hold up to 24 people.Mix and Mingle While you can retreat into the comfort of your cabin without any disturbance from the outside world, you can also enjoy feeling like you’re part of the Cataloochee Ranch family. You might be seated at dinner next to one of the family members or enjoy getting to know guests from other parts of the country. They have a social hour before dinner, and even offer live entertainment on select evenings. If the crowd is lively enough, watch for them to slide back sofas to create a dance floor.Rev up the next morning with a big breakfast—platters of bacon, eggs, homemade biscuits and jellies, grits, oatmeal and more—and hit the slopes again. Perfect getaway, right? Yes, we think so too.Cataloochee Ranch, 119 Ranch Drive, Maggie Valley, N.C. 28751 | 800-868-1401  info@cataloocheeranch.comCataloochee Ski Area, 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, N.C. 28751 | 800-768-0285  ski2@cataloochee.com 12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention If You Haven’t Visited the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, What Are You Waiting For? The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now Editors’ Recommendations The Best Small-Space Furniture for Living Tiny The Best Lodges in the U.S. for Drinking and Relaxing last_img read more

Igloo ice cream parlour opens at Stabroek

A customer enjoying an Igloo ice cream cone from the new location.Local ice-cream pioneer, Sterling Products Ltd. (SPL) has opened a new outlet to make its premium Igloo Ice Cream available to customers near Stabroek Market Square in the heart of Georgetown.The new outlet was launched on March 1, 2019 and is strategically located on the upper-story of the KFC fast-food restaurant adjacent to Stabroek Market.It provides a cool, clean and comfortable getaway where customers can enjoy delicious, refreshing Igloo ice-cream above the hustle and bustle of the market square.CEO of SPL, Mr. Ramsay Ali said the new outlet is part of the company’s ongoing expansion in order to meet customers’  demand for Igloo ice cream. He added that the new branch will serve an extended range of top-quality ice creams, including exciting new flavours and variants to delight both adults and children.He noted that the array of ice cream flavours available at the Stabroek parlour is intended to deliver the best quality value to a broad spectrum of customers, catering for those who are inclined to stick to old favourites, as well as those who are tempted to try out tantalizing new varieties.While the Stabroek outlet will be fully stocked with standard ice cream flavours, it will also offer newly-created varieties including pistachio, strawberry-cheesecake, cherry-vanilla, mint-chocolate, midnight-cookies-and-cream, maple-almond, marshmallow, fudge brownie and piecrust.He added that the company is constantly seeking to add value for customers by creating new flavours and enhancing the taste, all under the strictest hygienic conditions. He disclosed that SPL invested about US$1M in the last half of 2018 to enhance quality and expand production.Additionally, Sterling Products Ltd. continues to conduct customer service training to its employees to ensure that visitors to Igloo outlets are pleased with all aspects of the service offered. Employees are paid competitive salaries and enjoy comfortable working conditions, so that they are happy to work with the company, Ali asserted.Sterling Products Limited was established in Guyana some 62 years back (1954) under IS0 9001 quality management.The Igloo ice cream continues to move from strength to strength in the Guyanese market by producing a high-quality product that is unmatched for sheer accessibility and ease of purchase, like the newest outlet above KFC near Stabroek Market square overlooking the Demerara River.Prior to the launch of the Stabroek Market branch, SPL launched a branch at Enmore branch in 2018. [Extracted and Modified from Sterling Products Press Statement] Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedSterling Products Limited takes Ice-cream magic to EnmoreNovember 7, 2018In “Business”Igloo Ice Cream donates footwear to Wakapoa studentsSeptember 7, 2014In “Local News”Huge profit losses due to Essequibo power outagesDecember 12, 2013In “Local News” read more

Solvay and Freeport cooperate on flotation chemistry at Morenci copper mine

first_imgFlotation innovation is another hot topic at next week’s SME Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, including a joint talk from Solvay and Freeport-McMoRan. They state: “Optimal flotation circuit performance is an integral part of attaining the highest possible degree  of mineral separation. The performance of a flotation circuit is influenced by particle size, water chemistry, equipment, and mineralogy of the ore. Each orebody presents its own set of challenges, requiring a unique chemical scheme to maintain optimum recovery and concentrate grade levels. Creating unique, customised chemistry blends involves a significant amount of planning, lab work, plant trialling, and data analysis.”However, the two companies added that with cooperation between metallurgical and operations teams, such a challenge is attainable. A customised frother blend, OREPREP® F-717, was jointly developed by Solvay and Morenci personnel for Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci copper concentrator in an effort to address opportunities to improve metallurgical  performance. “This paper addresses the  successful development and implementation of OREPREP®  F-717 at Morenci and its subsequent performance in the plant. OREPREP® F-717 improved froth mineralisation and mobility, thereby improving both coarse and fine particle recovery while avoiding detrimental downstream effects.”last_img read more