September 25, 2020 /Sports News – National Skateboarding legend Keith Hufnagel dead at 46 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailmichal-rojek/iStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — The skateboarding world is mourning one of the greats. Keith Hufnagel, who rose to prominence in the 90s, has died at the age of 46 following a battle with brain cancer.Hufnagel is hailed as one of the most influential skateboarders and launched the successful HUF Worldwide skate shop brand in 2002. His company confirmed the passing on Thursday.“We are absolutely heartbroken to deliver the news today that HUF founder Keith Hufnagel has passed away,” HUF Worldwide announced via Instagram. “Keith battled brain cancer for the past 2.5 years. And though he beat the odds and fought back much longer than his diagnosis permitted, he ultimately and unfortunately lost the fight.”“Keith paved the way for all of us – as a respected professional skateboarder, shop owner, brand founder, footwear and apparel designer, creative director, and industry leader. He showed us how to do it, and how do it right,” the brand continued, noting how “Keith loved skateboarding and the culture around it. He did things his way and did them for the right reasons.”HUF Worldwide offered more insight on Hufnagel’s character, adding, “Keith loved and supported the people around him. He would do anything for his friends, family and children. He passionately wanted to see others succeed. And we all loved him for it.”“Keith’s legacy will continue to live on at HUF. Today, tomorrow and forever,” the company concluded. “Rest in peace, Keith.”Hufnagel, a New York City-native born in 1974, was given his first skateboard when he turned 4 and went on to become a massive figure among pro skaters during the 90s and 00s.He is survived by his wife Mariellen and their two children.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written by
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Batik, the ancient art of creating patterned cloth using wax that allows artisans to selectively dye certain areas of the material, is practiced in countries around the world, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria.A year ago, longtime Northport resident Emily Eisen began to experiment with the age-old technique to create impressionistic paintings, often reminiscent of stained glass. Eisen, who lives near Crab Meadow Beach by Long Island Sound, is particularly enamored with water. She said that what she calls “batikage” lends itself particularly well to representing currents and waves as well as the ice that coats Northport Harbor each winter.She begins by loosely using textile paints as she would watercolors on silk or cotton.“I like to track the movement of the flowing colors, especially on the receptive, absorbent silk fabric,” said Eisen.She starts with a light color palette, lets the fabric dry, and then strategically paints melted wax over the entire surface in different directions and textural patterns. Next, she waits until the wax-coated fabric solidifies, refrigerating it for a short time when the weather is warm.Then Eisen taps or breaks the wax by placing her hand in different positions under the fabric to create the variety of “crackles” that imbue each piece with its unique character.Darker textile colors are painted over the crackles so that they can seep into the fabric. Eisen then covers the cloth with newspaper, ironing over it to soak up the wax until the material is soft again.What is so exciting for her is that every stage of the artistic process involves elements of surprise and experimentation. Eisen is as much the artist as she is the audience, she says.Emily Eisen was inspired to use her technique of ‘batikage’ to create “Majestic Caribbean’ after a trip to the Virgin Islands (Photo by Alan Pearlman).“I discover what it will look like when I iron the wax out,” Eisen said.As she watches the paint travel and the crackles in the wax emerge, she is entranced. It is all part of her visual journey, hence the name “batikage,” a mélange of batik and voyage.She finishes by embellishing her paintings with watercolor pastels, which imbue the surface with facets, highlights and deeper defining color, thus enhancing the dimensionality of the images. Finally the fabric is permanently attached to a canvas.“Silent Night” is an enchanting view of Northport Harbor and its dock cloaked in the solitary stillness wrought by winter. It showcases the pageantry of a glorious sunset whose jewel-like colors—fiery oranges and yellows, sapphire blues, and wisps of hot pink—are, in turn, reflected in the water. The eye is also drawn to the intriguing latticework of cracked ice, which adorns the harbor during the coldest months of the year.Viewers often comment that Eisen’s “batikage” paintings look like stained glass because the high-contrast crackle networks take on the appearance of the lead solder that frames the colored windowpanes.Eisen’s florals gravitate to the metaphoric and expressionistic. In her painting, “Hydrangea Burst,” one sees the suggestion of the delicate clusters of pastel petals that are the flower’s hallmark. Similarly, “The Butterflight Effect” and “Meadow Flowers,” are not realistic depictions, but rather playful and exuberantly flamboyant feasts of form and hue that elevate the spirit and cause one to marvel at the wonder of nature’s color wheel.“Majestic Caribbean” was the artistic culmination of a week-long trip to the tropical paradise of St. John in the Virgin Islands. As she basked in the sea, Eisen observed the ebb and flow of the mercurial turquoise water throughout the day. Networks of intersecting lines and bands of vibrant color, which hint at the sea and the sky, make this creation one of her most abstract pieces.Eisen’s work has attracted an international audience. Although her originals are currently not available for sale, limited edition giclée prints can be seen and purchased at The Firefly Artists’ gallery, 180 Main St., Northport.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. – Community members got some much needed information Thursday in a training that could potentially save lives. Alpena residents sat in on an active shooter seminar in the wake of numerous mass shootings this year.Records show there have been more than 300 mass shootings in 2018, averaging nearly one mass shooting per day.The seminar, held at Art in the Loft, highlighted the critical need for preparedness. State Trooper Ashley Simpson says active shooter events can be unpredictable.“With active shooters, a lot of people seem to feel that it’s a certain person or a certain type of person,” says Trooper Simpson, “when in reality, a lot of it has to do with their mental state at that very moment when they’re deciding they’re going to commit an act.”Steve Lappan, executive vice president of Lappan Agency, says he is on a mission to make sure our community is protected.“These events do happen,” says Lappan, “and they do happen not just in large cities, they can happen anywhere. Awareness is much more important to us, so everyone is able to handle these situations.”AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Winter art walk ready to welcome people in from the coldNext Alpena’s leadership students give back with gift baskets for Christmas
Football player Anes Haurdić who came to FC Sarajevo as reinforcement from Czech club ”Jablonec” gained the right to play for FC ”Sarajevo”.Haurdić went to the Czech Republic from the young team of Sarajevo, and this winter he returned to Sarajevo, but because of the unresolved paperwork, he did not have the right to play against the match with Čelik.Since now the paperwork has been finished, Haurdić will have his first match with FC ”Rudar” from Prijedor.
Manchester United’s players celebrate with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League final football match Ajax Amsterdam v Manchester United on May 24, 2017 at the Friends Arena in Solna outside Stockholm. / AFP PHOTO / Jonathan NACKSTRANDManchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his side’s season had been a triumph of pragmatism over poetry following their Europa League success against Ajax in Stockholm.In a poignant match scarred by Monday’s terror attack in Manchester, which left 22 people dead, United prevailed 2-0 via goals from Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to win the tournament for the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Mourinho has received criticism over the quality of United’s football and sixth-place finish in the Premier League, but he finishes his maiden season with three trophies and a place in next season’s Champions League.“The poets are the ones that win every match,” said the Portuguese, who had previously led United to success in the Community Shield and League Cup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I think I am going to have one of these jobs in a few years. I always lose matches, but some guys win every time and I don’t.“But in a bad season, in a season where sometimes I felt my team is the worst in the world and I am the worst manager in the world, we won three trophies and go to the Champions League by winning a trophy. MOST READ LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will be held in Charlotte ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why “Not by finishing second or third or fourth, and we have the honour of going to the Super Cup.“So the season was the victory of pragmatism and the people who respect the opponent and try to exploit the opponents’ weakness. Based on pragmatism and humble principles. Not poets.”The United manager celebrated Wednesday’s victory exuberantly at the Friends Arena, at one point being bundled to the turf in an embrace with his jubilant son.A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he did not want to win the Europa League, saying success in the competition would be a “big disappointment”.He has now won the tournament twice, having led Porto to glory in the UEFA Cup — as the Europa League was previously called — in 2003.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Pogba and man of the match Ander Herrera both dedicated victory to the victims of Monday’s devastating suicide bomb attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena, which also left dozens injured.“If we could, we would obviously change the people’s lives for this cup, immediately,” Mourinho said.“We wouldn’t think twice. Does this cup make the city of Manchester a little bit happier? Maybe. But we just came to do our job.” ‘It means everything’“To me it is the most important trophy of my career because it is the last (most recent) — that is how I look at things,” he said.“Of course, Champions League is bigger than Europa League, but that is the last trophy and that is when the feelings are under the skin and obviously it is a fantastic feeling for the team.“It means everything. It means the third trophy and going back to the Champions League and winning a European trophy and playing Super League in Macedonia in August and means for the club the last piece of the puzzle.“Now it is like Ajax and some other clubs with every trophy in the world of football, so it means everything.”Beaten coach Peter Bosz said United “only played long balls and didn’t take any risks”, turning Ajax’s first European final in 21 years into what he called “a boring game”.But having fielded a team with an average age of 22 years and 282 days, the youngest to ever start a major European final, he expressed hope they would be better for the experience.“For all the players, this was the first final,” he said. “You have to learn from it. All the players who played today learnt a lot.“They’re not used to playing a final, these young kids. It’s all new for them. They will learn a lot from it and become stronger.“If we can keep this squad together, we will be stronger next season, for sure.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend View comments
Last weekend, Northern Territory Touch held their State Titles in Darwin.Teams from all over the Northern Territory and even some players from Western Australia came to contest the tournament, which strengthened the quality of the touch played.Australian representative Bo De La Cruz also came back from a successful Trans Tasman Series to play for Honkers Inc.National Referees Panel member Ken Golden also attended the tournament to assess and coach the referees.One referee was upgraded to Level 2, three were upgraded to Level 3, while one referee attained their Level 4 badge.The results were as follows:Men’s OpenCrocs – 4 def. Carla Furnishers Palmerston Bulls – 3Women’s OpenHonkers Inc – 8 def. Crocs – 718’s MixedHonkers Inc – 9 def. Gove – 735’s MixedHornets – 7 def. Stragglers – 4Regional MenAlice Springs – 14 def. Katherine – 5Regional WomenAlice Springs – 15 def. Gove – 3Player of Series:Women’s OpenNikki Waterman – Big DealsMen’s OpenDaniel Questroy – Bundy BearsDaniel Mintcheff – Alice Springs18’s MixedMale – Paul Bond – Darwin BlueFemale – Deanna Peckham – All Blacks35’s MixedMale – Peter Alley – HornetsFemale – Jo Howard – GoveBarry Hounslow Memorial Trophy Overall Player of SeriesRodney Hoffman – Katherine Bubbles Peckham Memorial Trophy – Sportsmanship AwardKelly Ewin – Honkers IncReferee of the TournamentMargaret Levien
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Mane suffered ‘awful combination’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJurgen Klopp has revealed Sadio Mane suffered a dead leg and knee injury in Sunday’s 2-1 over Chelsea. The Senegalese was forced off after N’Golo Kante’s mazy run and finish got Chelsea back in the game.”It was a knock on the bone, around the knee, and a dead leg,” said Klopp. “That’s an awful combination.”He tried everything. I think you saw there was one counter situation when he really tried and I would say on a non-dead-leg day he will get that ball, but no chance.”Then we say, ‘come on, now we have to do it’ and changed. That’s it.”
Image Courtesy: AIDA CruisesAIDAperla, the youngest member of AIDA Cruises’ fleet, arrived at the Port of Barcelona via the Western Mediterranean in the evening hours of June 7 as part of its ‘Welcome Cruises’.During AIDAperla’s maiden season, Barcelona is, alongside Palma de Mallorca, one of the start and end ports for the ship’s seven-day cruises in the Western Mediterranean.The Rostock cruise company’s twelfth ship, delivered to AIDA Cruises in April this year, will be christened on June 30, 2017, in Palma de Mallorca.As disclosed, five AIDA ships will be docking in Barcelona a total of 61 times in 2017. Apart from AIDAperla, which will dock 31 times, Barcelona is also a travel destination for guests aboard AIDAstella, AIDAblu, AIDAsol and AIDAaura.What is more, the company – working with the relevant authorities and other partners – intends to supply AIDAperla with low-emission liquefied natural gas (LNG) while it is docked at the port.As AIDAperla’s twin ship AIDAprima has already been provided with LNG in all five ports of its Northern Europe cruises since May 2016, the newbuilding will be the second cruise ship worldwide that, thanks to a dual fuel engine, will be able to produce onboard power from LNG while docked – accounting for some 40 percent of its operating time, according to AIDA Cruises.The company said it is also discussing this issue with other Mediterranean ports.Thanks to the completion of the Carnival Group’s new cruise terminal, for the first time six ships from the AIDA fleet will be stopping at Barcelona on their cruises through the Mediterranean.The cruise corporation is investing a total of around EUR 30 million (USD 33.6 million) in the facility which has an area of some 12,500 m². It is intended for the operation of the next generation of ships that are entirely powered by LNG. The first ship of this generation, AIDAnova, is expected to be commissioned in fall 2018.
On the heels of Ringling Bros.’ announcement that it’ll shut down its operation in May as well as the death of Tilikum, the subject of the documentary Blackfish, at SeaWorld Orlando after languishing in captivity for 33 years, actor Kate del Castillo is teaming up with PETA to urge the Miami Seaquarium to see the writing on the wall and return the captive orca Lolita to the ocean, where she was seized from her family over four decades ago.Lolita hasn’t seen another orca since 1980, when her tankmate, Hugo, died after ramming his head repeatedly into the side of their tank. Del Castillo, who stars in a new video screened at a Miami news conference on Tuesday, says, “Lolita’s story is particularly tragic and poignant to me because I come from a tight-knit family. And so does she.” She continues, “Orca families spend their entire lives together. Lolita should have spent her life with her mother and aunts and siblings. But instead, she has spent 46 long and totally miserable years stuck inside the world’s smallest orca tank at the Miami Seaquarium.”The La Reina del Sur star is calling on her fans to boycott the facility, which she calls a “hellish tourist trap.” She says, “Everything moves me about Lolita’s story …. I think it’s devastating and it breaks my heart in every single way.”PETA — whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to use for entertainment” — has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture for issuing an exhibitor’s license to the Miami Seaquarium, despite the facility’s alleged violations of the federal Animal Welfare Act. It has also filed a lawsuit against the park alleging that confining Lolita to a tiny tank with incompatible animals and virtually no relief from the hot sun violates the Endangered Species Act.