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first_img Beau Lund Written by September 3, 2018 /Sports News – National Skateboarder becomes first female to land Tony Hawk’s infamous loopcenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time ever, a female has completed legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk’s notoriously terrifying loop.On Aug. 26, Lizzie Armanto of Oceanside, California, was one of the three skateboarders whose names were added to the list of roughly 15 people who have successfully landed the trick created by Hawk.Armanto chatted with “Good Morning America” about accomplishing the near impossible feat.“So I made it, and then everyone was screaming,” Armanto told “GMA.” “A bunch of my friends and Tony [Hawk] ran to me and Tony throws his phone because he was so excited.”Armanto, 25, said she was introduced to skateboarding at the age of 14 when her brother wanted to give it a go.“My mom just took us both to the skate park and I tried it as well,” she recalled. “From the start, we both were at the same level. We didn’t know how to do it, but I was like, ‘I’m not going to let my little brother be better than me.’”Armanto soon began competing and entered the 2009 Pro-Tec Pool Party at Vans Skatepark in Orange, California, when she was 16.“There were’t many girls skating at that time and I was just a local girl and they were hooking me up with boards,” she said. “By skating my first competition, I got a taste of the bigger skating community and I think that’s what really drew me in and made me wanted to pursue [it].”It was at Vans where Armanto met Hawk and eventually became the newest pro on his Birdhouse skate team. She is the only female member on the team.“I can call any of those guys up if I needed something and they’d come through,” Armanto said of her team, whom she thinks of as family.Armanto took the gold at the 2013 X Games in Barcelona. She has her own character in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and in 2016 she was the first woman to ever grace the cover of Transworld Skateboarding magazine.In 2017, Armanto was the third woman to make the cover of Thrasher Magazine. That same year, Hawk and Birdhouse presented her with her own signature pro model skateboard. “I’ve put my time in to get to where I am and I’ve had a really awesome support group and that starts with my parents teaching me by example,” Armanto said of her success. “My mom is an engineer and she’s in a male-dominated industry too and a lot of her attitude, I think, I have a hint of it.”Last week, skaters were invited to attempt the loop at a promotional event outside Hawk’s company warehouse.The daring ride has a 14-foot drop and a Hot Wheels-style, 360-degree ramp. The track is 16 feet long. Hawk took it on his Boom Boom Huckjam tour in 2003 but brings it out every now and again when skaters ask to give it a try.After a few attempts, Armanto nailed the landing.Hawk tweeted a video of the moment, calling it “an inspiring display of fierce determination and skill.”As for her message to aspiring skaters, Armanto said to never second-guess yourself.“Being a female is part of your identity so when you see another female doing it it’s like, ‘Yea…I can do this,’” she said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


first_imgSymonds & Sampson latest auction offerings ensured a packed sale room and top prices were paid for all lots, ending a very busy month with properties auctioned in Dorset, Devon and Somerset raising over £3 million.Auctioneer Mark Lewis felt that it was a red letter day, “We were fortunate to have some very interesting lots in the auction and the attention from prospective bidders.Caphays Cottage (pictured) at Caundle Marsh near Sherborne was being marketed for the first time since 1960. The property now needs complete renovation but, guided at £200,000, the sale price was £280,000.The most interest, however, was for an end of terraced house in the middle of Crewkerne which was in need of completion after some initial remedial work had been done. There was a yard and stone barn included and the modest guide of £95,000 was quickly beaten and the hammer fell at £200,000, over double the guide.Symonds & Sampson auctioneers Symonds & Sampson auction sale auctioneers Symonds & Sampson January 10, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Symonds & Sampson sale previous nextAgencies & PeopleSymonds & Sampson saleThe Negotiator10th January 20170645 Viewslast_img read more


first_img View post tag: Lockheed View post tag: Naval View post tag: USD View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic The Aegis Platform Systems Engineering Agent manages the in-service combat systems configurations as well as the integration of new or upgraded capability into the CG 57 class of ships and the DDG 51 class of ships.The Arleigh Burke class of destroyers is the U.S. Navy’s first class of destroyers built around the Aegis Combat System and the SPY-1D multi-function phased array radar. Ships of this class were designed as multi-role destroyers to fit the AAW (Anti-Aircraft Warfare); ASW (Anti-submarine warfare) role, ASUW (Anti-surface warfare) role with their Harpoon missile launcher; and strategic land strike role with their Tomahawk missiles.The Ticonderoga class of guided-missile cruisers is a class of U.S. Navy warships that uses phased-array radar and was originally planned as a class of destroyers. Nevertheless, the increased combat capability offered by the Aegis combat system and the AN/SPY-1 radar system was used to justify the change of the classification from DDG (guided missile destroyer) to CG (guided-missile cruiser) shortly before the keels were laid down for the Ticonderoga and the Yorktown warships.The Missile and Surface Radar Division of RCA has developed the Aegis Combat System which is now produced by Lockheed Martin. This combat system is also used in five navies worldwide, which are the Royal Norwegian Navy, Republic of Korea Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, the Spanish Navy, and the US Navy. The number of installed systems amounts to over 100 ships.Lockheed Martin will perform the work in Moorestown, New Jersey and the job is expected to end by September 2015.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, May 7, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: 54.7 View post tag: wins May 7, 2014 View post tag: contract View post tag: Modificationcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Lockheed Martin Wins USD 54.7 Million PSEA Contract Modification View post tag: Martin View post tag: usa USA: Lockheed Martin Wins USD 54.7 Million PSEA Contract Modification Equipment & technology Lockheed Martin’s Maritime Systems and Sensors division from Moorestown, New Jersey has received a USD 54.70 million contract modification to incrementally fund the Aegis Platform Systems Engineering Agent (PSEA) activities and Aegis Modernization Advanced Capability Build engineering. View post tag: million View post tag: PSEA Share this articlelast_img read more


first_img Andrea Armour and Justin Angle, Evansville, son, Oden Ray, April 25Brittany O’Keefe and Ryan Becker, Evansville, son, Kaiden Michael, April 26Stephanie and Brian Hartwell, Wadesville, IN, daughter, Willow May, April 26Taylor and Brandon Tweedell, Evansville, son, Weston Isaac, April 26Robin Redden and Greg Hobgood, Evansville, daughter, Zaya Grey, April 27Lynsey and Luke Thomas, Philpot, KY, daughter, Aspen Lily, April 28Jennifer Garrison and Adam Spencer, Evansville, daughter, Baileigh Kay, April 29Tionna Dixon and Josh Cobb, Evansville, son, Azland King, May 1Jessica and Heath Reed, Mount Carmel, IL, daughter, Eloise Joan, May 1Brittni and Matthew Thomas, Henderson, KY, son, Hudson Lane, May 1 FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img


first_imgMATH SKILLS — The children in Mrs. Velovic’s first grade class at Midtown Community School had so much fun practicing their math skills while playing the game “Double Dash” ×last_img


first_imgQ Staff have approached their boss and asked him to provide them with a fridge, so they can bring packed lunches in. Is he forced to agree?A Even in the absence of specific legislation, there are some pretty good reasons to consider having a staff fridge. Hot temperatures will mean staff are at greater risk of going down with food poisoning if items haven’t been stored properly, especially if your workplace doesn’t have air conditioning.But there are also other situations where the duty to provide a fridge is mandatory. For example, a diabetic member of staff may need insulin, which often required refrigeration. Alternatively, an employee may have a health condition that requires a special diet for example, coeliac disease, where many food items need to be kept cool. These could both amount to disabilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. This means that you will have a legal duty to consider whether any “reasonable adjustments” are necessary; providing a fridge could be one that you must make.So while you are only duty-bound to provide a fridge in limited circumstances, research shows that staff who bring in food are less likely to take time away from their desks they won’t be popping out around the shops when they nip out for a sandwich!If you do provide a fridge, set some hygiene ground rules for example, removing unwanted and out-of-date food and sharing the space fairly with colleagues. Even if your business isn’t subject to food hygiene legislation, you still have a common law duty of care. So include the fridge in the general cleaning rota and check its temperature periodically the correct range is 1-4°C.last_img read more


first_imgBy Aruna Walsh, independent member since 2009When I first saw the advertisement for new Parole Board members I didn’t really consider it seriously. My whole career had been spent in sales, marketing and operations – and in the main, in retail, and my degree is in Music and History, so how could I possibly be suitable for such a role?On closer reading of the requirements, however, I noted that the skills being sought were in analysis, evaluation, communication, working collaboratively, drawing on written and orally heard information, and electronic working. There was no specific mention that you had to have previous involvement in the criminal justice sector or legal fields. When I reflected on the roles and responsibilities I had held to date it became apparent that I had in fact gained experience in all these skills and used them day in day out to make key decisions.Having been successful in my application I was then given training and a mentor. Since then I have undertaken various accreditations, which combined with my previous transferable skills and life experiences have enabled me to thoroughly enjoy the work I do as an independent member, a role I have now held for nine years.Due to the way the work is allocated there is an element of flexibility, with all the preparation done from home. Time management, self – motivation, and the ability to take on board an array of information from which you then draw on to make key decisions about risk and public protection are also very relevant and I would encourage others from all walks of life to consider the opportunity if you are looking for a role that is stimulating, challenging and rewarding. Work with us – member recruitment 2019The Parole Board is recruiting new members.For more information and how to apply, go to the dedicated recruitment page on the website. Independent members, transferrable skillslast_img read more


first_imgThere was further bad news for the retail environment yesterday – after it was revealed the Olympics had done little to boost trade and there had been an increase in shops lying empty.Putting it bluntly, Stephen Robertson, director general,  British Retail Consortium, said: “There’s no evidence here of any Olympic boost to retail sales overall. August saw the worst sales growth this year.”There was a mild boost to food sales in the form of party food and drink, but the net effect of the Games was minimal as lower footfall in London was offset by a better performance in the rest of the country.The consortium’s latest sales data claimed UK retail sales values were down by 0.4% on a like-for-like basis from August 2011, when they were down 0.6% on the preceding year. Robertson added: ““Hot weather and the Olympics did help sales of party food and drink but that was more than offset by a really weak performance for non-food goods.“It’s clear people were absorbed by the magnificent Olympics and had little interest in shopping, especially for major items. Usually-reliable online sales suffered, putting in the worst sales growth since we started the measure four years ago. Some retailers told us online activity was particularly thin in the evenings. If people weren’t watching television they were more likely to be following the sport on PCs and mobile devices than shopping.“As summer gives way to the all-important Christmas run-up, retailers will be hoping sales that didn’t happen in August have been postponed and not lost entirely.”Elsewhere, the Local Data Company said that on average 14.6% of shops were now empty units in Britain.The North West of England was the worst performing region overall, with a 20.1% vacancy rate, according to LDC.London, which saw the proportion of vacant shops fall to 10.1% in the first half of the year from 10.7% in the last six months of 2011, was the only region to report a drop in the number of empty shops.LDC, whose findings are based on visits to 145,000 shops between January and June this year, found retail parks had the lowest overall vacancy rate, at just 8.1%.last_img read more


first_imgBrooklyn Comes Alive is back! Returning for its fourth year in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the festival will once again bring together some of the best and most talented musicians to deliver one jam-packed day filled with unique collaborations, all-star tribute sets, and one-time-only supergroups. The event will take place on Saturday, September 29th, 2018, at three renowned Williamsburg music venues: Brooklyn Bowl, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Rough Trade—all within a six-block radius of each other along Wythe Avenue.An exciting addition to the festival this year will be the Jam Room presented by Jam Cruise. A staple of the beloved festival-at-sea, the Jam Room gives artists the chance to collaborate in an open and relaxed atmosphere. Three hosts, who will be announced in the coming weeks, will be hand-picked to curate the special extended late-night jam sessions, for the first ever land edition of this fan and artist favorite.Inspired by the vibrant musical communities of Brooklyn and New Orleans, the event brings together more than 50 artists, allowing them to carry out passion projects, play with their musical heroes, and collaborate in never-before-seen formations. Brooklyn Comes Alive attendees receive a wristband that allows them to hop around from venue to venue with ease throughout the day and night, recreating and paying homage to the vibe of Jazz Fest by night.Past editions of Brooklyn Comes Alive have seen unforgettable cross-collaborations amongst legends and favorites like George Porter Jr., John Scofield, Johnny Vidacovich, John Medeski, Bernard Purdie, Henry Butler, Oteil Burbridge, Cyril Neville, Eric Krasno, Jon Cleary, Joe Russo, Skerik, and Marco Benevento, plus members of Umphrey’s McGee, moe., The Disco Biscuits, The String Cheese Incident, Trey Anastasio Band, Lotus, Snarky Puppy, Lettuce, Soulive, The Motet, The New Mastersounds, Break Science, and more. Tributes to Herbie Hancock, Earth Wind & Fire, The Allman Brothers, Jamiroquai, and Green Day comprise just a few of the many highlights over the last three years. Some groups, like [Br]eaking [Bi]scuits (members of the Disco Biscuits and Break Science), have even gone on to become nationally touring projects. You never know what will happen at Brooklyn Comes Alive!A very limited amount of Blind Faith tickets are on sale NOW at this link. Standard GA and VIP Tickets go on sale next week on Wednesday, June 20th.Art by Jimmy Rector – Accepted Perspectivelast_img read more


first_imgThe Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States has awarded Harvard College seniors Zhou Fan and Yi Sun Churchill Scholarships for 2010-11.The scholarship program, which was established in 1959, offers American students of “exceptional ability and outstanding achievement” the opportunity to pursue one year of graduate studies in engineering, mathematics, or the sciences at the University of Cambridge, England. The scholarship covers or assists in university and college fees, a living allowance, and travel expenses, and provides the opportunity to apply for a special research grant.Fan, who will receive an A.B. in mathematics and an M.S. in computer science from Harvard, and Sun, who will receive an A.B. and an M.A. in mathematics and economics from Harvard, will both work toward master’s degrees in advanced study in pure mathematics at Cambridge. Fan, after his year of study in Cambridge, will return to the United States to work on a Ph.D. in applied mathematics, computational mathematics, or statistics. Sun will return to pursue a Ph.D. in theoretical mathematics.last_img read more