Clips of the Week: March 1, 2013

first_imgBike-heavy on clips this week, but what can I say? They’re the best. Check’em out below.1. When Deer AttackReminiscent of this video, but hitting much closer to home is a clip of an unexpected race-day mishap caught on camera. Nature’s revenge? You be the judge.2. Crazy Dude Does Crazy Downhill Crazy FastI will never tire of watching crazy-ass dudes bomb down crazy-ass downhill courses. Here is the latest from that expanding genre.3. Is It On?Not only a very cool ski video, but a great tutorial on how to make the most of your GoPro edit.Salomon Freeski TV S6E11 – Not another GoPro edit from Salomon Freeski on Vimeo.4. Going SoloBack in the saddle for our final entry. This is a beautifully shot self edit from out in the woods and another great example of maximizing your edit when you’re all alone out there.Aaron LaRocque – Prime Time on Pinkbikelast_img read more

Buyers splash millions at Yarrabilba as developer gears up for another strong year

first_imgYarrabilba will eventually be home to more than 45,000 people.DEVELOPER Lend Lease has revealed it sold $120 million worth of land in its Yarrabilba estate in 2016.Buyers snapped up 679 blocks last year, taking the total sales to 2500 lots since the project was launched in early 2012.It is the developer’s fastest-growing community with Lend Lease expecting to sell more than 500 blocks in 2017.The 2029ha site, which will take 30 years to develop, will ultimately be home to more than 45,000 people.Lend Lease Queensland communities general manager Guy Gibson said the developer was setting another new benchmark with its use of sustainable materials in the project, which showcases its largest timber sales and information centre. Made entirely from cross-laminated timber the interactive sales centre includes a range of family-friendly features and entertainment.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoAn innovative building material, CLT is an alternative to concrete and steel with a lower carbon footprint than other building materials. The production process produces zero waste, and timbers are sourced from certified sustainably managed forests.“ The sales centre is setting a new benchmark.The use of CLT in the construction of the sales and information centre creates a sustainable, cost-effective, safe and innovative solution that sets us apart from our competitors,” Mr Gibson said. “The outcome is a seemingly permanent display facility with something for everyone to enjoy.”The Yarrabilba sales centre was designed with customers in mind and features four interactive touch screens which connect to video walls, giving visitors a new digital platform to compare designs, floor plans and lot sizes.There is an on-site cafe and children are kept busy with iPads, a cubby house, children’s library and playground.The display village features 39 new home designs, shaded areas, an events lawn with giant television screen, plus an observation tower with views over Yarrabilba. Sculpture art work is due to be installed later this year.last_img read more

Most gays don’t want to ‘marry’, adopt – French gay leader

first_imgLifesite News 16 Jan 2013The co-founder of a new French homosexual organization, Homovox, says that most homosexuals do not want to marry or adopt children, and are not supporters of the socialist government’s proposed legislation to create homosexual “marriage.”French lesbian Nathalie de Williencourt says she decided to create the group as a result of her frustration over a vocal homosexual lobby that has been unquestioningly accepted as the mouthpiece of all of the country’s homosexuals.The homosexuals Williencourt knows “don’t have any desire to marry nor to adopt.”“They don’t feel represented by activists that they haven’t chosen, who steal the stage from a silent majority,” she told the French magazine Christian Family. “Many feel belittled, mistreated by this array of demands that stigmatize them.”Homovox, which was established in November of last year, has created a website displaying testimony by numerous homosexuals who disavow the push for homosexual “marriage.” Willeincourt says that the organization marched on Sunday with up to one million other French citizens protesting the proposed legislation.One participant calls the proposal a “homophobic bill,” while another remarks that “the law should seek what is best for the child, and that is to have a father and a mother.”Williencourt’s claims are supported by statistics from many jurisdictions that have created homosexual “marriages,” “civil unions” and other such arrangements.In Spain, for example, only 22,124 homosexual “marriages” have occurred since the country created the institution in 2005, according to local media.  If one assumes that every marriage involved a unique couple, and that 3.5 percent of the population is homosexual (a standard figure produced by peer-reviewed studies on the topic) then less than 3% of Spain’s homosexuals have availed themselves of “marriage” during the seven years of its availability.In the Netherlands, according to a study by the Institute for Marriage and Public Policy (iMAPP), after ten years of homosexual “marriage” in the Netherlands, only eight percent of homosexuals were “married” in 2011. read more

Johnson, Probst are double winners at Arlington

first_imgBill Johnson was a two-time IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature winner Saturday at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 24) – Make-up features from the previous week were on the card Satur­day at Arlington Raceway and Bill Johnson and Cory Probst both made a pair of trips to vic­tory lane as a result.Johnson swept the two 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car features while Probst doubled up in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks.Other feature winners were Clint Hatlestad and Trent Loverude in the MN 93 IMCA Modifieds, Dan Mackenthun and Chad Schroeder in the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Cars, Jeff Lloyd and Dustin Engelke in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMods and Alex Dostal and Ryan Bryant in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts.Jam the Trailer Night brought in 850-plus pounds of food for the Sibley County Foodshare pro­gram. More than 120 cars signed in to compete.last_img read more

Cricket News Pakistan Cricket Board Invites South Africa, Ireland For Limited Overs Games In Country

first_imgNew Delhi: With Pakistan successfully hosting Sri Lanka for ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals recently in the country, the Pakistan Cricket Board have decided to invite more teams to the country in the wake of the improving security situation. Following Sri Lanka’s tour for games in Karachi and Lahore, the Pakistan Cricket Board have invited South Africa and Ireland for limited overs series next year while at the same time, they are also trying to convince Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to play the Test series which are part of the ICC World Test Championship also at home.”The Board is confident that it will be hosting at least four foreign teams in a span of five to six months next year after it invited South Africa and Ireland to tour Pakistan for limited over series. South Africa is a top team while Ireland also carry substantial influence in the ICC so the PCB believes if these two teams come to Pakistan early next year it will pave the way open for even Australia, England and New Zealand to send their teams soon,” a PCB source said.Despite security not proving to be an issue, top Sri Lankan players like Lasith Malinga, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal decided to skip the tour on safety grounds. This invited severe criticism from Pakistan’s politicians with some of them accusing India of arm-twisting tactics. Despite the absence of star players, Sri Lanka whitewashed Pakistan, the number one ranked T20I side 3-0 despite losing the ODIs 2-0. South Africa have not toured Pakistan since 2007 while this could be Ireland’s first tour to Pakistan.Teams like Australia, England and New Zealand have not toured the country for a very long time. In the wake of the deteriorating security situation, England have not gone to Pakistan since 2005 while Australia’s last tour was in 1998. New Zealand had travelled to Pakistan in 2002 for a Test series but a terror attack in Karachi saw their tour being cancelled and their last tour was in 2004. International cricket stopped coming to Pakistan following the terror attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore in March 1, 2009. Many Sri Lankan players were hurt and for six years, Pakistan were forced to play their ‘home’ games in the UAE.Also Read | Explained! Why Pakistan, The No.1 Twenty20 Side In The World Is Undergoing A Massive SlumpZimbabwe became the first team to tour Pakistan in 2015 for three ODIs. This was followed by tours by teams like ICC World XI, West Indies, Sri Lanka and the successful hosting of the Pakistan Super League Twenty20. Sri Lanka last played a Test in Pakistan in 2009 on that ill-fated tour while Bangladesh have not played a Test in Pakistan since 2003, which has been their only tour of the country in their cricketing history. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Report: Angels owner Arte Moreno pulled plug on proposed trade with Dodgers

first_imgThe breakdown angered Angels fans, and left the club to open spring training with a rotation that many observers believe is a little shallow.Shohei Ohtani, who will be on an innings limit after coming back from Tommy John surgery, is the best pitcher of a group that also includes Dylan Bundy, Griffin Canning, Andrew Heaney and Julio Teheran.The Angels could still try to work a trade for a pitcher such as Matthew Boyd or Jon Gray, but so far their asking prices have been higher than Eppler is willing to meet.Pederson didn’t necessarily fill a need for the Angels, but he would have provided extra pop in the middle of the lineup, at least against right-handed pitchers.Now, the Angels have Brian Goodwin as their right fielder, with top prospect Jo Adell waiting in the wings.ALSOThe Angels claimed left-hander José Quijada on waivers from the Miami Marlins, and designated Parker Markel for assignment to create a roster spot for him.Quijada, 24, appeared in 34 games in his rookie season in 2019, posting a 5.76 ERA in 29-2/3 innings. Quijada struck out 13.3 hitters per nine innings. Moreno declined to elaborate on Eppler’s statement on Monday. He traditionally addresses members of the media during one of the first days of spring training. Pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Tuesday, with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 17.Last Tuesday night, multiple outlets reported that the Dodgers, Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins had agreed to a three-way deal that would send Betts and David Price to the Dodgers.Around the same time, there were reports of a related deal between the Dodgers and Angels, one that would send Pederson and Stripling to the Angels in exchange for Luís Rengifo. Each team was adding at least one other prospect.However, the initial Betts trade didn’t happen, reportedly because the Red Sox had issues with the medical reports on Twins prospect Brusdae Graterol.It wasn’t sorted out until Sunday, when the three teams finally agreed to make two separate trades, rather than one three-way deal. But by then Moreno had reportedly become so irritated with the delay that he pulled the Angels out of their deal. The trade that would have brought Joc Pederson and Ross Stripling to the Angels was apparently scuttled by owner Arte Moreno.According to a report in The Athletic, Moreno was frustrated by the delay caused while the Dodgers spent more than five days hammering out the Mookie Betts deal that needed to happen before they could make their deal with the Angels.General Manager Billy Eppler issued a vague statement about the incompleted deal.“There are a lot of components in deals that need to be satisfied before you get to a point where you are calling players and informing them,” Eppler said. “We weren’t able to get to that point and, in fairness to our players and players with other organizations, we won’t comment further than that.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter center_img Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Joey Votto injury update: Reds place infielder (back) on 10-day IL

first_imgThe Reds placed first baseman Joey Votto on the 10-day injured list Sunday as he deals with a lower back sprain.The move is retroactive to Thursday. Votto hasn’t played since Wednesday against the Nationals. He told reporters he strained his back in batting practice Thursday and hasn’t swung a bat since. “It was the last swing of batting practice preceding the Thursday game,” Votto said (via 35-year-old veteran, a six-time All-Star, is headed for career lows in multiple categories. He has 12 home runs and is hitting .262 with a .762 OPS. Related News Vladimir Guerrero Jr. injury update: Blue Jays star day-to-day after injuring knee Chris Sale injury update: Red Sox lefty goes on IL, team not sure if he’ll return this year Cincinnati recalled infielder Brian O’Grady from Triple-A Louisville to fill Votto’s roster spot.last_img read more