Crashed Ice win a thrilling experience for Horst

first_imgIt was the first time the speedy skater had placed first in a final race in the four years he has been competing in the extreme sport. Moose FM and Energeticcity.ca spoke with Horst one-on-one to gain some insight about the first place finish, and also what it’s like competing in such an exciting sport.Horst says his game plan entering the final race, was based on some pre-race scouting on his competitors. Knowing the tendancies of his fellow racers, Horst entered with the idea to stay close enough to be able to make a move around the first turn, as he knew Scott Croxall and Pihlainen take that turn aggresively. Horst says he’d stay close enough that even if nothing did happen on that turn, he would still be close enough behind the two to still be “right in it”.Horst admits he was never intimidated by the other big name racers he met in the finals, as he considers himself just as talented.- Advertisement -“No, I wasn’t intimidated, I consider myself up there with those guys, but I just have never been able to put a full race day together and I always seem to have some bad luck, whether I fall down or something else. If anything, I was excited for the chance to compete against them.”He attributes his win to being more patient this time than other races, saying he usually gets worked up, but in the finals, some pre-race scouting on the track, as well as some bad ice conditions made him reconsider his original gameplan of just “getting down the hill as fast as possible”, and be patient which would leave the door open for any type of racing situation.Horst says the toughest part of a race is keeping on your feet and staying patient with your gameplan. To him, the most important aspect of a race is getting a good start, because once the race begins, it’s tough to successfully pass a competitor. Horst says he doesn’t follow a strict pre-race routine; he just tries to be as prepared as possible before entering a race.Advertisement “I don’t really have a pre-race routine, but I like to do as many runs down the track as I possibly can before a race just to be prapared… the more you do, the more you learn.”Horst’s first race took place in Quebec in 2008, and he describes being overun with emotion.”It’s about as scary of a thing as you can imagine. Coming from Northern B.C. we don’t have too many people, and with my first race in Quebec, standing in front of 120,000 people, you can’t even describe it. It makes your heart jump out of your chest.Fast forward to 2012, and Horst has competed in numerous races in various regions of the world. The racer talked about how his focus has shifted from his first race in 2008 to his most recent event. He says at first the races were just for fun, focussing more on calming his nerves to avoid nervousness. Now it’s turned more serious where he knows there is an opporunity for victory, and much of the focus is achieving the win.Advertisement Horst calls the entire Crashed Ice even an amazing experience where you get to travel around the world and get an opportunity to meet and hang out with people from across the globe. He said the event produces an incredible vibe, with the entire town buzzing even three days before the event, and excitement picking up the day before with music, with all the athletes gathering together and a large group of supporting fans.Looking towards his upcoming race, in order to take first place, he says the most important factors are to maintain consistency, keep your emotions in check and be patient with the entire event. He furthers that by stating it’s also important to pace yourself as the opponents get tougher. Getting back to the finals and winning in Quebec would mean the world to the Fort St. John native.”There would be nothing bigger than winning a race in Quebec. With the atmosphere you get down there, there would be no better feeling than winning.”To watch Adam Horst’s championship winning race, visit the Red Bull Crashed Ice official website.last_img read more

New neighbourhood focuses on environmental sustainability

first_imgThe plans for Fort St. John’s newest neighbourhood have gotten a stamp of approval from the Northern Environmental Action Team Executive Director Sally Emory.Emory, who participated in this week’s intensive planning process for the 20 hectare site between 86th Street and the East Bypass Road, says she’s pleased with the green features proposed for the neighbourhood so far. [asset|aid=542|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=83c53ff69a93564546b88712ea3a4bdb-Emory_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Emory also added that she’s excited about a proposed composting partnership with the hospital, which is located on a corner adjacent to the site.The design for the neighbourhood was revealed last night at a public forum. Some of the proposed features for the new neighbourhood include a community garden, a multipurpose civic centre, an alternative school, and a citadel.last_img read more

Gonzales: Deputy’s guidance key in firing of eight attorneys

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday he relied on his resigning deputy more than any other aide to decide which U.S. attorneys should be fired last year. His comments came less than a day after Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty announced he would resign at the end of the summer – a decision that people familiar with the plans said was hastened by the controversy over the purge of eight prosecutors. McNulty has acknowledged approving the list of prosecutors who were ordered to leave last October, a few weeks before the firings were made official. But documents released by the Justice Department show he was not closely involved in picking all the U.S. attorneys who were put on the list – a job mostly driven by two Gonzales staffers with little prosecutorial experience. – Associated Presslast_img read more

Leighton Baines to take step closer to injury return in Everton friendly

first_imgEverton Full-back Leighton Baines is set to take a step forward in his recovery from injury, though admits he is unsure when he will make a return to first-team action.The 30-year-old has not featured at all this campaign after undergoing surgery on an ankle injury in pre-season.He will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Everton’s training ground on Wednesday as he steps up his comeback, but admits he is far from being up to speed.“It’s really difficult to judge because I’ve never been in this position before,” he told the Liverpool Echo.“I played 90 minutes in pre-season [in a friendly against Villarreal] and that’s the only 90 minutes I’ve played in the past six months or so.“In that six months I’ve probably spent a grand total of two weeks training with the team so it is new territory in that sense.“But I’m trying to see it in the most positive light possible in that I’ve had a really good break.“I’ve had two pre-seasons with a break in between and I feel really good for it and I hope to come back and be fully fit and ready to be available.“I’ve done a lot of fitness work, a lot strength work but I am back into full training now and full contact and a we have a game this week so it is just about getting football fitness and match fitness now.“I feel good in all other aspects so it is just about ticking those other boxes and with the work I’ve done over the last few months, hopefully that will stand me in good stead to progress through this next stage quite quickly.” Everton full-back Leighton Baines 1last_img read more

Man City to complete £46.5m signing Napoli midfielder Jorginho

first_img moving on targets 26-year-old Italy midfielder Jorginho is set to join Manchester City Jorginho against Raheem Sterling on international duty – the pair are set to become team-mates The 26-year-old’s move to the Etihad Stadium is expected to be wrapped up this week and could be announced this weekend.It is claimed he will sign a five-year contract with the English champions.He will be Pep Guardiola’s first signing of the summer, as he looks to strengthen his side ahead of their Premier League title defence.But, according to the Daily Mirror, Napoli will wait to sign Jorginho’s replacement before they rubber stamp the Italy international’s City switch.The Serie A side have made an approach for Spanish midfielder Fabián Ruiz, who is set to join them from Real Betis for €30m.Man City have been working on a deal for Brazil-born Italy player Jorginho for months. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Manchester City are close to completing a £46.5milion deal to sign Napoli midfielder Jorginho, according to reports. IN DEMAND Guardiola has been looking out for another central midfielder to ease the workload on key man Fernandinho, and also to replace the departed Yaya Toure.Jorginho moved from Brazil to Italy as a teenager, first joining Verona before moving to Napoli in 2014. LATEST LIVING THE DREAM RANKED 2 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star He has made 130 appearances for the Italian side, and has eight caps for Italy after making his debut in 2016.City are also hopeful of completing a deal for Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez this summer, having failed to land the Algerian in January.last_img read more

GARRY JENNINGS GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT AFTER TIME PENALTY ROBS HIM OF RALLY WIN

first_imgRALLY Driver Garry Jennings has been gracious in defeat at the Donegal rally after a three minute time penalty cost him the title.The team of Sam Moffett and James O’Reilly took the championship after after a time penalty on front runners Jennings and Neil Doherty.“It was a tough pill to swallow but just had to take my oil and move on,” said Jennings.. “I’d like to thank all my sponsors and supporters for getting behind myself and Neil over the weekend.“I’m sorry if I’ve disappointed any of my supporters…me & Neil give it our best to take time back but we just ran out off tar.“What a powerful weekend’s rallying and fair play to Donegal motor club for a super event.”He also had words for the winner. “Congratulations to Sam what a great achievement from a great young driver and I’m sure there’s more to come from Sam,” said Garry. GARRY JENNINGS GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT AFTER TIME PENALTY ROBS HIM OF RALLY WIN was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GARRY JENNINGS GRACIOUS IN DEFEAT AFTER TIME PENALTY ROBS HIM OF RALLY WINlast_img read more

Uh Oh, Instagram: PicPlz Launches API, Creative Commons & Brand Dashboards

first_imgRelated Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Instagram, the best known (if not the largest) of the many social mobile photo apps on the market, exploded at the end of last year, hitting 1 million users in just 10 weeks. That company doesn’t even have a functioning website, but people love it.PicPlz has a highly functional website. It will also now have integrating partnerships with other services around the web and mobile ecosystem that want to roll-in photo filtering, widgets for display of photos and other features the service offers.The emphasis that PicPlz puts on preserving original high-quality copies of your photos, combined with the new Creative Commons licenses, means that mobile phone picture takers will have all the more incentive to take their photos for archiving and for free sharing using PicPlz. Creative Commons is a copyright system that allows publishers to communicate to the world the conditions under which reuse of their content is acceptable – like, as long as the original author is credited, or as long as it’s for non-commercial re-use. Creative Commons greatly reduces the friction that copyright often adds to media sharing, reuse and distribution.And the brand dashboards! Instagram may be seeing a notable amount of brand adoption, but PicPlz’s new offering of a dashboard showing which photos got the most views over time and other numbers is going to be very compelling.Put it all together and even Flickr is going to have to stand up and take note. This is a crowded market and startups are innovating quickly. Another competitor, Path, today added real-time commenting to its version of photos-on-your-phone.Instagram has spread fast because people love it. PicPlz is now built to spread fast, these are smart growth hooks that have been added to the service. Which strategy will work best in the long run? That’s a question I look forward to asking in another 3 and 6 months. Tags:#mobile#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The battle of the mobile social photo apps has been taken to the next level today, high-profile but trailing startup PicPlz just made three big announcements that pose a big challenge to crowd-pleaser Instagram and the slew of other startups in this market. Not to mention Flickr.PicPlz, which is lead by former Imeem music community head Dalton Caldwell and funded by leading VCs Andreessen Horowitz (who bailed from Instagram to invest in PicPlz instead), just announced the following: public availability of its Application Programming Interface for other apps to use its filters and widgets, support for users to publish photos under Creative Commons licenses and new analytics dashboards for brand advertisers using the service. The simplicity of Instagram just got challenged in a big way. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more

The Dana Dolly: A Quintessential Cinematic Tool for Filmmakers

first_imgFeaturesThere is a laundry list of features. First, the system is capable of supporting cameras and tripod head mounts from 75mm, 100mm, 150mm, and even Mitchell Mounts. This system can support anything from an A7S II up to a fully rigged Alexa package. Simply put, this versatility is what makes it so usable.Because the wheels can swivel, you can rig it with a curved track — something you can’t do with a slider. As a result, this provides unique camera movements to help make your shots more dynamic. Overall, the Dana Dolly is a versatile piece of filmmaking equipment that many filmmakers choose to use when creating their content. If you’re looking for smooth, cinematic camera movements, this system is just what you’re looking for. Cover image via Dana Dolly.Looking for more on working with a dolly? Check out these articles.6 Affordable Ways to Capture Great Dolly ShotsThe Cinematic Power of Hitchcock’s Dolly Zoom TechniqueVideo Tutorial: How to Use a Vehicle as a Dolly SystemDIY Filmmaking: How to Build Your Own Dolly for $507 DIY Filmmaking Uses of the Versatile Wheelchair Dolly Let’s take a look at what makes the Dana Dolly such a great piece of equipment — and why you might find it on the set of your next production.The Dana Dolly has quickly become one of those quintessential pieces of film production equipment. It’s reliable, affordable, and it yields high-quality, cinematic results. For its price point, this is a rarity. Since its introduction to the filmmaking market, this dolly has made its way onto the rental trucks of Hollywood features, and even into the trunks of Honda Civics — for filmmakers and content creators of all stripes.Image via Dana Dolly.What Is a Dana Dolly?The Dana Dolly is a heavy-duty camera slider and dolly system. It helps you capture smooth, cinematic camera movement. In a very simplified sense, the system’s construction and appearance hearkens back to a skateboard on a rail system — although there are some key differences. The Dana Dolly conveniently and efficiently achieves its cinematic movements by sliding on its custom wheels using a piece of metal piping known as a speed rail. The combination of these materials helps to achieve cinematic dolly movements and shots.Dana Dolly vs. SliderA Dana Dolly is much larger than a slider. If you’re in extremely tight quarters, a slider may make more sense. However, there are many advantages compared to a traditional slider. For example, this system can hold and secure much larger, heavier camera systems. The amount of support and strong construction also provides much smoother camera movements.A Dana Dolly can also run much longer track lengths. This allows you to get much longer dolly pushes. Essentially, you can dolly a shot as far as you have the track to support it.Now, an advantage that a slider has over a Dana Dolly is that it’s much more compact and far more travel-friendly. While you can make a Dana Dolly somewhat compact and travel friendly, you’ll always find that a slider is much more mobile.last_img read more