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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_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_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will be included in the $5 billion settlement reached between Goldman Sachs and the U.S. Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force’s Residential Mortgage-backed Securities (RMBS) Working Group, an agency spokesperson told News Now Friday.The NCUA is unable to comment further with any details, but will release more information once the settlement is finalized.“We’re glad NCUA is included in this settlement and look forward to learning more details,” said Bill Hampel, CUNA’s chief policy officer.Goldman Sachs announced an agreement in principle last week to resolve actual and potential civil claims by the NCUA (acting as conservator for several failed corporate credit unions), along with the U.S. Department of Justice, attorneys general from New York and Illinois and the Federal Home Loan Banks of Chicago and Seattle. continue reading »last_img read more


first_imgThe home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIEDThe three-bedroom home at 28 Deighton Rd sold for $755,000 at auction in front of a crowd of about 30 people. Marketing agent Meagan Muir of Place Estate Agents Bulimba said six buyers registered for the auction. “The bidding was very active, but one man secured this inner-city gem for $755,000,” she said. Ms Muir said this was the first time the 1920s home has been on the market in more than 36 years. Inside the home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIED“We had a great performance from auctioneer Dave Treloar and it was smiles all round for the eventual buyers and the vendors.“The buyers were on Moreton Island and they had a representative doing the bidding for them.“They were very happy.” Mr Finney said the new owners were a couple who enjoyed entertaining. He said they liked the size of the home and the 839sq m block. “They have a boat, which they currently have to park on the street, so they liked that there was plenty of room for it at the Rous St property.” The home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDNOT even the rain could keep the keen bidders and onlookers from the auction of a renovated Queenslander in Hendra on Saturday. The five-bedroom, two-storey home with wraparound veranda at 18 Rous St sold under the hammer for $1.155 million. Marketing agent Jon Finney of Ray White Albion said the auction attracted five registered bidders and a crowd of about 50 people. An opening bid of $700,000 kicked off proceedings and all five bidders placed bids. “We had some stops and starts and we negotiated with the highest bidder to the point where we able to put the property on the market at $1.155 million, at which point it sold,” Mr Finney said. Inside the home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Florentzos said the buyers were local owner occupiers. “They liked that the home offered the whole package,” he said. “They liked the house, the location and the character of the home.” The brick and tile house has multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and is on a 937sq m block with in-ground swimming pool and garage. Inside the home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIED“Being the prime suburb of Dutton Park and an inner-city entry level home, we saw huge numbers walk through the door throughout the campaign,” she said. “It’s a positive sign the market is going strong when there’s a number of cash buyers who are ready to purchase under the hammer.” The home is on a 404sq m block and has VJ walls, high ceilings and two sunrooms. In Sunnybank Hills, a five-bedroom lowset home at 6 Lamona Cct sold under the hammer for $801,500. One of the five bedrooms at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Finney said most of the unsuccessful bidders were young families looking for space. “They loved the land size. The property has a traditional backyard with room to kick a football or play backyard cricket,” he said. “You could put a 25m lap pool in there with no problem, and we even had interest from someone looking to build a multi-car garage.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoIn Dutton Park, a character home in need of some work also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMarketing agent Peter Florentzos of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills said the auction attracted two registered bidders and an opening bid of $700,000. “It was a competitive auction at the start and then it dragged out a bit while we got the best result for the seller,” he said. “The vendors were very happy to sell and be able to move on. They’re moving to the bayside.”last_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Florida Launch selected midfielder Nick Mariano with the fourth pick in the first round of the 2017 Major League Lacrosse Draft. Thomas Mariano, Nick’s older brother, is the head coach of the Launch.For the second straight year, SU has produced a first round pick, and Syracuse was the only team in this year’s draft with two players to go in the first round.The former Syracuse All-American has been the firepower of the offense since transferring from Massachusetts midway through his collegiate career. The 6-foot, 181-pound midfielder led the Orange in goals (34) and second in points (50) this season, one that ended in an NCAA quarterfinals loss to Towson. Last year, Mariano led SU in goals (35).At Syracuse, Mariano has played both attack and midfield, and his best attribute is his low-to-high shot. He has also developed his left hand, which contributed to extra offense late in the year for SU.Mariano’s selection is the first Syracuse player off the board. Sergio Salcido and Scott Firman are two other players that can see their names called Sunday afternoon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on May 28, 2017 at 11:31 am Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturcolast_img read more


In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, center, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Citation: Glitches or not, Nissan starts testing semi-autonomous rides (2018, February 23) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-02-glitches-nissan-semi-autonomous.html In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, front, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Ogi Redzic, senior vice president for the alliance among Nissan, Renault SA of France and Mitsubishi Motors Corp said Easy Ride’s technology will deliver safer rides because most accidents are caused by human error. Redzic, who oversees the alliance’s connected vehicles and mobility services, sees fail-proof cybersecurity as crucial.Driverless mobility services could also help make up for growing labor shortages, reduce traffic and parking problems and help energize depopulated areas, Redzic told The Associated Press on the sidelines of a news conference Friday announcing the service.For Easy Ride, users first download a special app on their cellphones.After logging on, voice recognition is used to set a destination, and the date and time for when the ride picks you up at one of four possible spots in Yokohama.A display visible from the vehicle’s back seat shows its route on a digital map. It also recommends events such as concerts, historical landmarks, restaurants and other places to visit, which pop up as photos and text on the display. The service also includes coupons that can be downloaded and used at those spots. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Explore further It’s just one of several such kinds of technology being worked on around the world, such as Google’s Waymo and Tesla’s Autopilot. Just about all the major automakers, including Mercedes and Toyota, are working on such technologies. Nissan has been among the most aggressive.Although opinion is divided on the projection that as many as 10 million driverless cars will be on roads by 2020, everyone agrees the technology is going to grow.”I think the potential is quite large in the long term, especially in large cities such as Tokyo or Boston, where there is a need for point-to-point transit but little incentive to own cars,” said Nicholas Evans, an assistant professor at UMass Lowell.However, he cautioned, “In introducing technology, all it takes is for a couple of high-profile accidents for consumers to turn against manufacturers. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle, front, goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In the future Nissan envisions, driverless cars will pick up children from school and recommend restaurants to tourists in various languages. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle goes on a course during a test ride in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, a Nissan Motor Co. staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Nissan hiring 300 to develop common connected car technology In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s Easy Ride robo-vehicle starts going from its global headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Nissan Motor Co. says feedback from people who try it will be used to fine-tune its “robo-vehicle mobility service.”The automaker said Friday that 300 people have already signed up to try out Easy Ride next month. The Japanese automaker hopes to roll it out as a commercial service in the early 2020s. Details, including pricing, are undecided.The service was developed in a partnership, which began last year, with Japanese mobile game provider DeNA Co. DeNA has been working on driverless bus and delivery services in Japan.For now, Easy Ride will be limited to a 4.5-kilometer (2.8-mile) course that starts from Nissan headquarters and winds through a shopping mall area in this port city.The app is only in Japanese, but there are plans to offer it in several languages for tourists and other travelers.Like other autonomous drive technology, the Easy Ride vehicle is packed with cameras, sensors and radars to recognize pedestrians, intersections, traffic lights and other vehicles.It’s still only driverless in principle, though, since Japanese law doesn’t allow totally driverless vehicles. So a human driver in a no-hands position sits behind the steering wheel. The system isn’t flawless, with human intervention sometimes needed to avoid a crash, according to Nissan. “It’s in the self-interest of manufacturers for rigorous testing and public input on this new kind of technology,” said Evans, who studies the ethical dilemmas posed by emerging technologies such as drones and self-driving vehicles. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member shows off a smartphone in front of an East Ride robo-vehicle at its headquarters in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) Some glitches remain.In a recent demonstration, the app had trouble launching because of a poor internet connection at Nissan headquarters.When a reporter said, “I want to eat a burger,” it successfully recommended several nearby joints.But it was not able to find the nearest New Balance store, or any other place to buy sneakers. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. In this Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018, photo, Nissan Motor Co.’s staff member gets his hands off of the steering wheel of its Easy Ride robo-vehicle during a test ride on a course in Yokohama, near Tokyo. Starting next month, Nissan is testing on regular roads what it calls “a robo-vehicle mobility service.” Called Easy Ride, it uses a cell-phone app to book semi-autonomous driven rides. 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