Snowboarding results at China’s National Winter Games

Posted: January 27, 2016 by sykosekobus in Uncategorized

URUMQI, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) — Following are the collated results of snowboarding competition at the 13th Chinese National Winter Games here:

Women’s Halfpipe

1. Liu Jiayu, Harbin, 88.75 points

2. Cai Xuetong, Harbin, 88.50

3. Li Shuang, Hegang, 76.75

Men’s Halfpipe

1. Shi Wancheng, Harbin, 94.50

2. Feng Changjun, Jiamusi, 87.25

3. Huang Shiying, Urumqi, 85.25

Women’s Halfpipe team results

1. Harbin, 223.50

2. Urumqi, 220.00

3. Hegang, 143.25

Men’s Halfpipe team results

1. Harbin, 261.00

2. Urumqi, 257.00

3. Karamay, 167.25

Women’s Parallel Giant Slalom

1. Niu Jiaqi, Jilin, 1:20.59

2. Zang Ruxin, Jilin, did not finish

3. Xu Xiaoxiao, Changchun, 1:21.09

Men’s Parallel Giant Slalom

1. Bi Ye, Changchun, 1:12.10

2. Sun Huan, Changchun, 1:14.58

3. Li Chunhui, People’s Liberation Army, 1:14.77

Women’s Parallel Slalom

1. Zang Ruxin, Jilin

2. Niu Jiaqi, Jilin

3. Gong Naiying, Harbin

Men’s Parallel Slalom

1. Zhang Xuan, Changchun

2. Bi Ye, Changchun

3. Wu Pengtao, Jilin

(Source: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-01/27/c_135050486.htm)

 


Search and rescue divers return to the Monterey Fire Department boat during the search. Vern Fisher — Monterey Herald

Big Sur >> Two BASE jumpers are feared dead after attempting to parachute off the Bixby Bridge in Big Sur on Wednesday morning, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office.

Based on documents found in a rental car parked at the bridge, law enforcement officials identified a man and a woman whom they believe made the jump. Officials have identified the woman as Mary Katherine “Katie” Connell, a Ventura resident, and the man as being from Finland. They have not released the identity of the man, pending notification of relatives.

In a news conference Monday, Sheriff Steve Bernal said officials recovered video from a camera attached to a helmet found on the beach. Bernal said there are no plans to release the video. It shows a woman jumping off the concrete guardrail on the center of the bridge and parachuting to the beach. He said it also showed the woman landing safely, where Bixby Creek feeds into the ocean, but being overwhelmed by several large sets of waves.

“As the water retreats back into the ocean, Connell and the parachute are not seen retreating back to shore,” Bernal said.

Officials believe the man was wearing the helmet cam. He appears to have jumped from the bridge after the woman disappeared in the surf, and it seems from video footage that he also landed safely. However, there is no footage after he hits the beach.

“Both subjects appear to have drowned,” Bernal said.

Bernal said divers are searching the area and other officials are searching from the land and by airplane.

Bernal said deputies didn’t learn about the jumpers until Saturday afternoon when inspecting the rental car. Based on the investigation, he believes they jumped off the bridge at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

“The deputies on scene conducted a search from the bridge knowing that this is a destination where people normally go to commit suicide,” Bernal said. “While conducting this area check, deputies observed an orange parachute and what appeared to be a helmet partially buried on the beach below.”

Deputies looked up the car renter’s name and discovered he had an extensive background in BASE jumping and skydiving. Bernal said Connell is an experienced skydiver with more than 300 jumps. BASE is an acronym for “building, antenna, span, earth,” referring to four categories of objects thrill-seekers jump off of with parachutes or wingsuits.

Jackie Faust, general manager of Skydive Monterey Bay in Marina, said while skydiving and BASE jumping are similar, there isn’t much overlap in the communities. She said BASE jumping can be more dangerous and isn’t regulated like skydiving.

“(BASE jumpers) don’t have two parachutes, they have one, and it’s completely different equipment,” she said. “But we do tend to cross paths with a small percentage of them.”

Faust said she didn’t know the two BASE jumpers and they aren’t a part of her organization, but she has lost friends to BASE jumping. She expressed sympathy for the two jumpers and their families and friends.

Jumping off Bixby Bridge can be especially dangerous because of the ocean and the relatively quick drop, Faust said. The bridge rises 260 feet above the creek below.

“The people that I know that have gone down there and I’ve gone down there with, they move quickly (in preparation to jump),” she said. “It’s already kind of premeditated. They have an objective and it’s to get down there. That’s what I think sometimes can lead to errors, is that they’ve made a decision before assessing.”

Bernal said that while it is technically legal to jump off the bridge, stepping onto private property and trespassing once you reach the ground is unavoidable and you can easily commit traffic violations on the bridge. An Aptos resident jumped off the bridge in 2010 and was later convicted of threatening an officer who tried to stop his jump.

Bernal said he doesn’t foresee any future law that would ban jumping off the bridge. He said it’s hard to say how frequently BASE jumpers attempt the plunge off of Bixby Bridge

“I wouldn’t say it’s not uncommon,” Bernal said. “I think it happens more times than we know.”

Tommy Wright can be reached at 831-726-4375.

(Source: http://www.montereyherald.com/general-news/20160125/2-feared-dead-after-base-jumping-off-bixby-bridge-in-big-sur#author1)

Wingsuit pilot Roberta Mancino is not a person you would want to take on in a staring contest. She would win, and we know this because she’s stared down two enormous skyscrapers and then flown between them, all while wearing nothing more than a onesie that makes her look like a flying squirrel.

Captured on (you guessed it) a GoPro, Mancino throws herself out of a helicopter in Panama City, Panama and then undertakes one of those mind-boggling stunts that only works if you can detach yourself from any realm of reality that involves fear.

wingsuit

What we find so astonishing is the look of abject joy on her face – thousands of years of evolution just out of the window because when faced with two rapidly approaching painful ways to die she simply shakes it off and goes straight between them.

Impressively (aside from the entire video) at the last minute she’s hit with what appears to be a rogue gust of wind resulting in some frankly superhuman reflexes.

Right, enough gushing from us, watch it, be extremely impressed and then be thankful that you’ve got two feet firmly on the ground.

(Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/12/18/gopro-footage-captures-wingsuit-pilot-showing-off-some-insane-skills_n_8837326.html)

Wingsuit flying is one of the most extreme forms of Base jumping. Photograph: Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

Associated Press in Flagstaff, Arizona

Thursday 14 January 2016 16.47 GMT
Last modified on Thursday 14 January 2016 17.06 GMT

A California man has died while wingsuit-flying among remote cliffs on the Arizona-Utah border, authorities said.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday that it is devising a plan to recover the body of Mathew Kenney, 29, of Santa Cruz. It is trapped in a crevice about 600ft below where he jumped Tuesday in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness – a rugged, desolate landscape that is hard to navigate, sheriff’s Lt Bret Axlund said.

Kenney hit a wall after jumping with a wingsuit, but investigators said they’re not sure exactly how it happened. Once they reach his body, they will examine his equipment, Axlund said.

Patches of ice and steep terrain atop the canyon walls kept a helicopter from landing Tuesday to try to reach the body.

Wingsuit flying is one of the most extreme forms of Base jumping – Base being an acronym of the different platforms, “building, antenna, span and earth.” Wingsuit fliers glide frighteningly close to cliffs and trees in their suits that resemble flying squirrels. It is illegal in national parks but not in the wilderness area where Kenney jumped.

Kenney’s close friend, Matt Frohlich, said Kenney was an experienced, talented jumper who had traveled around the world. He said he was thankful for the respect and professionalism that authorities have shown Kenney’s friends and family.

“It’s a pretty big hit to the community,” he said. “It is sad.”

In an early 2015 interview with Phoenix television station KPHO, Kenney described the nervousness and anticipation that comes with Base jumping. He and a fellow skydiving instructor had jumped from the roof of a Tempe apartment complex and spent the night in jail for trespassing, the station reported.

“We get a bad rap from everybody because there’s a lot of misunderstanding as to what we do,” Kenney told the station. “They just think we are crazy adrenaline junkies that are jumping off cliffs with primitive parachute technology, when really what we do, if practiced properly, is pretty safe and pretty cool and pretty fun.”

Kenney’s death is the first attributed to Base jumping in the Bureau of Land Management’s Arizona Strip District, which encompasses much of the far northwestern corner of the state north of the Grand Canyon, BLM spokeswoman Rachel Carnahan said. The area is popular with hikers for its slot canyons and a formation known as The Wave, a geologic formation with swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellows that fold into a bowl.

The agency is not considering any restrictions on Base jumping as a result of Kenney’s death, Carnahan said.

“We’re constantly monitoring safety in backcountry areas,” she said. “Certainly we would take a look at the regulations and policies again if it looked like it was becoming a trend.”

Authorities in northern Arizona have had to respond to other Base-jumping fatalities in recent years. A Norwegian man died in 2012 when a gust of wind blew him into a canyon wall and his parachute malfunctioned. The sheriff’s office said he fell about 1,000ft onto the canyon floor near the Little Colorado River.

More recently in 2014, a Canadian man wearing a wingsuit died after trauma from a fall near the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers. His friends reported seeing him about 2,000ft below the top of a canyon.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jan/14/california-wingsuit-flier-dies-after-jump-from-arizona-cliff

Sell broken mobile phone

Posted: April 11, 2015 by sykose in Uncategorized

iPhone & iPod Repairs in Blackpool

iPhone repair services are playing a vital role and easily accessible to all those who seek to repair their damaged iPhones. No matter which problem your device faces, you can get in touch with the repairing professional who will definitely solve your problem by taking the right steps. In case, if you also compare the repairing cost of your existing device against the price of purchasing a new one, you will definitely find that you can save approximately 100 dollars even if the damage to the unit is substantial.

The fact can’t be denied that iPhones are quite expensive devices so it needs to be kept with a proper care. There are numbers of iPhone repairing shops available online that are certainly ready to assist those people having damaged devices. Most of the people, however, choose the repairing option rather than buying the new one as they have to pay…

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iPhone 6S Everything We Need To Know

Posted: April 11, 2015 by sykose in Uncategorized

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iPhone 6S

Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, released in September, have only been available for a few months, but rumors about the next-generation iPhone are already trickling in.

iphone 6S

With the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in September 2014 Apple, for the first time ever Apple gave us two high-end phones and a real choice for consumers. With all of that success, we’re all interested now in how Apple can follow this up with its next smartphones. Here we’ve rounded up all of the likely rumours about the handset, while we peel back the layers of half-truths and outright nonsense to find out what Apple really has in store for us.

Video About iPhone 6s

One of the things that we know for certain is that the iPhone 6S and, indeed, any future iPhone, will not get a bigger battery. Jony Ive, the iPhone designer, recently said that…

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Posted: October 14, 2014 by sykose in Uncategorized

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Gerro pulls out of Tour de France

Posted: July 23, 2014 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Bike, Endurance cycling, News, Road cycling

Australian to take a break prior to next season goals

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage.

“Obviously it’s disappointing not to complete the Tour de France and make it to Paris,” Gerrans said in a team announcement.

He crashed on the opening day of the Tour and said that this is the reason why he will call it a day. “With the injuries I have from stage one I think the best decision is actually to stop now and completely recover.

“I know I haven’t been 100% right since my crash but I was hoping to improve throughout the race. That hasn’t really been the case so I have been putting on a brave face and doing what I can each day.”

Gerrans won the Australian national championship title at the start of the year and then took the Santos Tour Down Under. In April he landed one of the biggest wins of his career when he triumphed in Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

He wants to perform strongly in other events, and told CyclingTips before the Tour started that he intended targeting the world road race championships in Ponferrada, Spain.

He confirmed today that he has unspecified ambitions for the next few months. “I have some big goals in the second half of the season and if I am going to perform to meet these objectives I really need to make sure my health is 100% right,” he stated.

Directeur sportif Matt White said that a break was important for Gerrans. “Obviously everyone is aware that Simon injured himself quite badly on stage one,” he stated.

“He has done very well to get this far in the Tour and give it his all on numerous days for the team to try and get some results, but he is clearly not at 100%.

“The only way he is going to regain his full fitness, his full health, is to go home and have a rest. He is not going to recover finishing off these last few days.”

 

 

 

Simon Yates pulls out of the Tour de France

Posted: July 21, 2014 by JonoShmono "SykOse. Live. Extreme." in Uncategorized

He’s ridden above his 21 years thus far in the race, and was involved in several breakaways including Saturday’s alpine stage to Risoul, but Simon Yates’ goal of reaching Paris will have to wait another year. Read the rest of this entry »


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