Thursday, March 27, 2008

Slater shows he is still the best at Bells - unbelievable talent!!

BELLS BEACH, Australia (Thursday, March 27, 2008) – Kelly Slater (USA) has further asserted that he is the best surfer on earth after winning the Rip Curl Pro pres. by Snickers today. Launching a huge air to earn a last minute score and beat Bede Durbidge (AUS)in the final, the 36-year old has claimed his 36th event win and rung the bell for the third time.

“It feels awesome; it feels really good, ” Slater said. “The Bell is arguably the best trophy you can win in surfing. I do have a couple, but to get there and have the chance and get a third one feels really good. I’ve just joined my good friend Sunny (Garcia) with three, and I think MR (Mark Richards) and MP (Michael Peterson) have four or five – those guys are crazy.”

Friday, March 14, 2008

One Eskimo - "Hometime"

British Animation Awards 'Public Choice'

Friends of KAOS, One Eskimo, London's finest exponent of emotive electronic folk rock, are proud to announce that the video for 'Hometime' created by the band and 'Gravy Media' has been awarded this year's 2008 British Animation Public Choice Award. Check it out on You Tube.

The Awards run every two year - One Eskimo following in the footsteps of Gorillaz, who won the award in 2006 (along with Jamie Hewlett and Pete
Candeland) for 'Feel Good Inc'.
The video for the band's debut single 'Hometime' is a beautiful intricate visual voyages of family, innocence and magic. Crafted in Gravy Media's offices - a bedroom in South London. One Eskimo and Gravy Media are two unsigned, fully independant artists.

A labour of love, committment and vision.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Skateboarding hitting the news down under!

Skateboading made big news in Australia today. Check it out!

(as reported by Guardian news)

It’s been 20 years in the process but skaters win

Skaters around Nambucca shouted out in celebration on Thursday, when Nambucca Shire Council approved a plan for a skate park to be built at Coronation Park.

The fight for a skate park has been ongoing for almost 20 years, and local youth worker Shayne Teece told council’s February 7 meeting it was time to invest in the young people of the community.

“Approving the development application at Coronation Park will help rebuild a good relationship between council, the local youth and the community,” he said.

A Coronation Park skate park would fulfil the wishes of local skaters, because it was close to amenities, the town, beaches, and other sports, he said.

Valla Beach mother Gloria Penny said the move would open up opportunities for local youths, with skateboarding growing as a professional sport and hefty sponsorships available for talented riders.

“Skaters will be here, whether there’s a skate park or not, they’re not going away,” she said.

Ms Penny’s sons, 12 and 14-year-olds, are avid skaters. She told the fortnightly council meeting that her sons were lucky because, at Valla Beach, there was a skate park for the youth and they were not forced to skate on the streets.

“On the streets, it’s a danger to residents, skaters and drivers,” she said.

Coronation Park was safe and very central.

Most of all, Ms Penny said she would much rather her sons out on skateboards than on the lounge at home, with an X-box glued to their hands.

Mr Teece said it was positive the sport was being recognised for its ability to take young people out of the house and keep them fit – skateboarding was on track to be included in the Olympic Games.

The council vote, in favour of approving the development

application, took some time to sink in to the crowd of skaters in the council chambers.

When it did, a shout of joy went up and the skaters celebrated on the front lawn of the council’s Macksville chambers.

Some of those celebrating were not old enough to remember the time when the campaign for a skate park began, but were looking forward to enjoying the planned facilities at the northern end of Coronation Park.

Monday, March 10, 2008

A sneak preview of next season's Nike ACG product line

Courtesy of Freecaster we can give you a glimpse of Nike ACG's 2008/09 winter collection, filmed at ISPO in January.