Mico University College repeated their performance of a year ago by winning the treble in intercollegiate netball after a 59-48 overtime win in the intermediate A final last Saturday over home team G.C. Foster B.The intermediate champions blew away G.C. Foster by 24 goals in preliminary action two weeks ago, but it was a more determined G.C. Foster College team which played the final. Mico led 11-10, 21-17 and 30-28 after three quarters. However, G.C. Foster fought hard in the fourth quarter as, spurred on by their vocal home supporters, they rallied to even the score at 43-43 at the end of the quarter, sending the game into overtime.In the two periods of overtime, it was all Mico as the Connie Francis and Janet Guy-coached team led 52-44 after the first stanza before pulling away for a comfortable 11-goal winning margin in the end.Mico’s two other titles came over the past two weeks. The senior team defeated UWI in the final last Thursday while the junior team had earlier beaten G.C. Foster in the intermediate B final.Excelsior Community College finished third in the intermediate A competition after stopping UWI B 32-26 in the playoff for third and fourth.
NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York, announced that eight hotels in the Signature Collection, a group of 17 NYC luxury hotels, will participate in the Signature Collection Third Night™ promotion this summer. The program gives visitors a complimentary third night at participating hotels after booking and paying for two consecutive nights, between July 1 and September 7, 2009.“The Signature Collection Third Night promotion will offer visitors exceptional value at some of our city’s finest luxury hotels this summer,” said George Fertitta, CEO of NYC & Company.The hotels participating in this program are: the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; Jumeirah Essex House; Loews Regency Hotel; the London NYC; the New York Palace Hotel; the Plaza Hotel; the Sherry-Netherland; and the Waldorf-Astoria.NYC & Company also announced that luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue has reconfirmed its participation in the Third Night program this summer. Saks Fifth Avenue, whose iconic New York flagship store has long been the premier fashion destination for both visitors and residents of Manhattan, will offer a VIP shopping package to Third Night guests. The package includes an exclusive personal-shopping experience in the Fifth Avenue Club, special savings, and complimentary coffee and dessert at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Cafe SFA, which overlooks Rockefeller Center and the Channel Gardens.“Saks Fifth Avenue is pleased to participate again this summer in the Signature Collection Third Night promotion,” said Kimberly Grabel, senior vice president, marketing Saks Fifth Avenue. “We believe our VIP shopping experience is the perfect complement to a Signature Collection three-night stay and look forward to welcoming these visitors to our flagship store.”The Signature Collection comprises 17 luxury hotel properties in New York City: the Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel; Jumeirah Essex House; Loews Regency Hotel; the London NYC; Mandarin Oriental, New York; the New York Palace Hotel; the Peninsula New York; the Pierre New York; the Plaza Hotel; Hotel Plaza Athénée New York; the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park; the Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park; the Sherry-Netherland; the St. Regis, New York; Trump International Hotel & Tower; the Waldorf=Astoria; and the Trump SoHo New York (opening fall 2009). The program was initiated in 2001 through the efforts of NYC & Company.www.nycgo.com