Clips of the Week: Strider Shredder, Southern Snowboarding, and Hank Patterson

December 30, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgOur favorite outdoor videos from around the internet for the week that was:1. Strider ShredderOk, so this kid isn’t exactly on a Strider, just like every tissue isn’t a Kleenex, but this video of a 3-year-old crushing the bike park on a mini-bike with no pedals in priceless. He also takes some licks near the end, but powers through like a champ.2. What Would Hank Do?Grizzlies in tutus, three legged dogs, salmon being struck by lightning; just another day in the life of world-renowned fly fishing expert and guide, Hank Patterson.3. Shredding the SouthThis video may be a little long for the internet’s attention span, but the full length version of The Appalachian Project is worth your time. The vid follows the East’s best riders as they shred parks, urban features, and even powder up and down the Appalachians from North Carolina to New York and everything in between. Get pumped for the ski season, it’ll be here before you know it.The Appalachian Project from Appalachian Boarder on Vimeo.last_img read more

Moore of the same after 25 years on top

October 20, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgProperty shares are looking much better value than physical property and there is a need for consolidation in the sector with too many companies and liquidity only in the leading stocks.This is the sort of property analyst’s message that the industry has become used to in the 1990s. But the same message was being heard 50 years ago when Warburg (then known as Hurst-Brown, Buckmaster and Peter Hicks) began property research.Warburg’s first note, which came out in January 1949, was re-published this week to celebrate the broker’s 50 years of research and the retirement of head analyst Roger Moore after 25 years.Moore was arguably the doyen of property analysts and, until recently, was voted the best in the sector every year.Fifty years ago, there were 132 quoted property companies – roughly the same number as today.‘Very little changes over the cycles other than the names of companies and personalities,’ concludes Moore.‘Property will always be a sector prone to feast or famine and one in which fortunes can be made with little equity capital outlay won or lost. History shows that the shrewd investor cystallises or consolidates gains but those who become so intoxicated by their success that they begin to think they are infallible often lose their fortunes in cataclysmic fashion.’last_img read more

Verstappen heads second practice at Styrian GP

September 18, 2020 0 Comments

first_img(BBC) – Red Bull’s Max Verstappen headed Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in second practice at the Styrian Grand Prix.The Dutchman pipped Bottas by just 0.043 seconds, with the Racing Points of Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll third and fourth.Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo had a heavy crash at Turn Nine early in the session, and limped away from the car.World champion Lewis Hamilton was only sixth, unhappy with both the balance of his Mercedes and his fastest lap.Teams were trying harder than usual in the session as there is an outside chance of it defining the grid order if cars cannot run in the predicted rain today.That is still an unlikely scenario, however, as there are a number of potential solutions if qualifying is washed out.Verstappen was impressive on both short and long runs, beating Bottas on his qualifying simulation lap and then lapping at very similar pace when they switched to race preparation, despite being on the harder medium tyre with the Finn on the soft.F1 Breakdown: Jack Nicholls previews new Formula 1 seasonHamilton said: “It felt relatively normal but it was quite far off. There is a lot of work needed to do to find out why. I was feeling pretty good in P1 and at the start of P2 but then it started to drop off. It does seem the others are pretty quick or we have slowed down.”Racing Point’s pace was a further emphasis of their rise to become real contenders this season with a car that has been dubbed the ‘Pink Mercedes’ for its likeness to last year’s world championship-winning car.Perez was just 0.217secs off the outright pace, with Stroll his usual 0.3 secs or so behind his team-mate.McLaren’s Carlos Sainz was fifth, ahead of Hamilton and the second Red Bull of Alexander Albon, who had two spins in the course of the day.Sainz’s team-mate Lando Norris was eighth fastest, limiting his running because of some pain he was experiencing when braking. The Briton, who scored his maiden podium last weekend, was also handed a three-place grid penalty for overtaking while passing yellow caution flags in first practice.He said: “I’ve been struggling a bit physically with something; I don’t know what it is. It’s been pretty painful, particularly in the high-speed corners and when I’m braking – something in my chest or something. I don’t know where. I hit the brakes and the compression it spikes up massively.”Ricciardo said the crash was his mistake.“I’m OK,” he said. “I hit my knee on the steering column but it’s just a bit bruised. It went so quickly.“A little bit of wind and probably coming in with a little bit too much speed for the conditions.”Charles Leclerc was the fastest Ferrari in ninth place after trialling a new front wing and new floor, the first of a series of developments scheduled to come to the car, aimed at reducing the performance shortfall it suffered at the opening race of the season.He and team-mate Sebastian Vettel, who was 16th fastest after having his best lap deleted for exceeding track limits, said the upgrades were “positive” but that the team still needed to work out how to get the best out of them.This is the first time in F1 history that a circuit has hosted two races in a single season – this weekend’s event named after the region in which the Red Bull Ring is situated, following on from last Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix.last_img read more

Lonzo Ball reportedly planned to undergo unauthorized surgery in February

August 26, 2020 0 Comments

first_img LeBron James ‘stunned’ by Magic Johnson’s Lakers resignation, report says Ball flew to Ohio in February for the procedure, but according to The Athletic, the team didn’t find out about the possibility of him going under the knife until he told general manager Rob Pelinka when he was already there.The Ball family had previously worked with the doctor who would have done the procedure as he had already operated on Lonzo’s brother LiAngelo. Related News Johnson also alluded to the fact he wanted to fire coach Luke Walton but didn’t want to do it because owner Jeanie Buss supported him and he considers Buss a sister.“I don’t want to put her in the middle of us, even though she said, ‘Hey, you can do what you want to do,’“ Johnson said. “I know she has great love for (Walton) and great love for me.”The Lakers announced Friday afternoon they have parted ways with Walton. Lonzo Ball apparently wanted to go about his recovery from a January ankle injury differently than the Lakers did.According to The Athletic, Ball nearly had surgery on his injured left ankle in February at the urging of his father LaVar Ball and former business partner Alan Foster. Pelinka had to convince Ball not to undergo the surgery and brought him back to Los Angeles to continue his rehab from the ankle injury he suffered in a January game against the Rockets.The 21-year-old would not play again in 2019 after suffering the injury and the Lakers closed out the season 12-23 with Ball on the shelf.Ball has since cut ties with Foster and is currently suing him for $2 million in damages after accusing him of fraud.Lakers president Magic Johnson stepped down on Tuesday from his role, citing his desire to be himself again rather than the man running Los Angeles’ organization.There has been speculation a reason for Johnson catching much of the organization off guard with his decision came down to dealing with drama on and off the court.This would definitely qualify as drama.last_img read more

Guyanese miner kills Venezuelan who was beating girlfriend

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgA 27-year-old Venezuelan who was thrashing his girlfriend during a misunderstanding at Blackwater Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) on Saturday evening was stabbed to death by a Guyanese miner who intervened.Rafael Angel Gonsalves Prieto, a punter of Venezuela, reportedly attacked his girlfriend at around 01:50h but was fatally stabbed by the Grove, East Bank Demerara miner who came to her rescue.Based on information received, Laurens Susana Rodriquez Cabrera was dancing with a Brazilian national at a popular bar at Blackwater Backdam when the now dead man attacked and threw her onto the ground.The man reportedly whipped out a knife, sat on the woman’s chest and started to cut off her hair.The 27-year-old suspect, whose name was given as Francisco Hosea, went to the woman’s rescue during which he dealt Prieto several stabs to the body including his upper lip, left upper arm and his abdomen thus causing his intestines to protrude. The injured man reportedly fell to the ground where he died almost instantly.The suspect then fled the scene but was later apprehended. Prieto’s body was taken to Eteringbang Landing where it awaits a post-mortem examination. The suspect is expected to be arraigned with the capital offence of murder.last_img read more

FSJ March building numbers

January 12, 2020 0 Comments

first_imgThe March value of construction in Fort St. John was more than double that of the same month last year.Nine permits were issued, valued at $3,430,000 as compared to 12 permits, valued at $1,556,000 in March of 2010. That put the year-to-date value at more than $275,000,000 compared to less than $11,000,000 last year.- Advertisement -However, the increase is largely the result of one new hospital permit issued last month, for more than $270,000,000.City revenue from permits issued this year is now almost $524,000, more than seven and half times the total for the comparable period last year.last_img read more