Santa Brings The World’s Skateboarders A Gift – NewWood

first_imgELMA – With help from an angel in New Jersey, Santa will be bringing skateboarders around the world improved skateboard ramps using a 100 percent recycled product – NewWood.This recent development will not only bring Christmas cheer to the skateboarders receiving quarter pipe and half pipe ramps from OC Ramps in Orange County, Calif., but also to NewWood Manufacturing, located at Satsop Business Park in Elma, Wash. NewWood, which has been operating for a year producing a utility board created from post consumer wood waste and discarded plastic bags, transformed an idled factory in an economically challenged area into a business that employs 40 people with hopes of hiring more.“We’re excited,” said Lincoln Ferris, NewWood Manufacturing’s vice president for strategic development. “I think this is one in what will be a long stream of applications we never anticipated. It demonstrates that our product’s properties work for lots of people.”Tyler Large, founder and owner of OC Ramps, said he was amazed at the flexibility, durability, weather-resistance and low cost of NewWood, all which helped make it a perfect material for skateboard ramps, which get a lot of abuse and are out in the weather.“Right now we are starting off using NewWood for the surface of the ramps, but our ultimate goal would be to use it on all exposed surfaces,” he said.Currently a purchaser needs to ask specifically to have the NewWood surface put on the ramp, Large explained. The ramps, which are sold in easy-to-assemble kits, are on display now through Christmas Eve at a Costco in Orange County, and are available online – with free shipping – at OCramps.com.But none of this would have happened if that angel in New Jersey with an extensive background in composites and recycled products hadn’t been surfing the internet one day and discovered NewWood.Stephan Lerman, owner and CEO of GreenTek, helped develop and bring Trex and EverGrain to the marketplace in the early ‘90s. He was so intrigued with NewWood Manufacturing’s unique technology that he flew across the country to tour the factory and then partnered with NewWood to represent, distribute and manufacture products made of NewWood.He made a cold call to OC Ramps and piqued owner Large’s interest enough to create a prototype ramp and conduct some tests of his own.“The reason we were interested in it,” Large said, “is that it is a green product, made of recycled wood and plastic, but also because of its longevity. It will outlast any type of material on the market. A pet peeve of skateboard ramp owners is the lack of longevity. The ramps are mostly too heavy to bring inside, so they’re out in the elements. With NewWood, the life of a ramp will be increased.“We’ve done our own tests here,” he explained. “I was initially concerned with how well it truly holds up in the weather. So, for the past four months I’ve had a small piece of NewWood soaking in a bucket of water in my office. It hasn’t expanded. It hasn’t contracted. It hasn’t warped and it hasn’t bubbled. It is the same exact piece of material that we put in there four months ago,” Large said.“If that were plywood it would have been warped or expanded or bubbled after a week,” he said.“I think it’s pretty cool,” said Lerman of the marriage of NewWood to skateboard ramps. “The material works perfectly. Even the look is neat. I think it’s going to be a success here in the United States and I think all over the world.”“We’ve been using another composite material on our ramps,” Large said.“It works well but is extremely expensive. Also, it’s very brittle and a nightmare to install and burns through our drill bits fast. With NewWood it installed incredibly easily, bent to the form of the ramps and didn’t go through my drill bits.”It’s those kinds of properties that NewWood’s Ferris says are getting attention in a variety of industries.NewWood will be demonstrating a variety of uses of its product at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show at Seattle Convention Center in February. Benches, planters and retaining walls for planting beds will be among the items included in the display garden.“Also, we just sent NewWood out for racking tests that measure its strength, and it had a much stronger internal bond than some of the competing engineered wood products,” said Ferris. “So, it’s on it way to getting a span rating for use in home construction and low-rise apartment buildings. We can see it being used in places that have hurricanes and earthquakes.”Lerman also sees possibilities in the furniture industry, as fencing, as underlayment, and in the marine industry.Even Large, the skateboard ramp expert, can see NewWood being used in another industry – snowboard ramps.“I think we’ll keep finding applications for this product and it will start to snowball,” Lerman said.  “I think it’s going to be a huge success. It’s a great opportunity. It’s phenomenal. A panel product that is made of 100 percent recycled material with these attributes …This is a ground floor opportunity, the next Trex.”For more information about NewWood Manufacturing, go to NewWood.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Dec. 12, 2011 The Park is managed by the Grays Harbor Public Development Authority, a public corporation whose mission is to create new jobs and investment for the region. More information on Satsop Business Park can be found at www.Satsop.com.center_img Satsop Business Park is a 1,700-acre mixed-use business and technology park located in scenic Grays Harbor County in Southwest Washington just 30 minutes from Olympia and the I-5 corridor. It is home to more than 30 businesses, offers 440 acres of developed, pad-ready land and buildings supported by super-sized infrastructure and surrounded by 1,200 acres of sustainable managed forestland. last_img read more

Kobe wants to be presented in Hall of Fame by Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson

first_imgAlthough they didn’t always see eye to eye on some matters, the duo formed one of the most celebrated player-coach relationships in all of sports.Bryant, meanwhile, has also been referred to as the closest player to Jordan, and was considered his heir apparent during his career.The two played the same position and displayed a seemingly frenzied drive and passion for the game.Other big-name stars eligible for the loaded Hall of Fame Class of 2021 include Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES But when it comes to the person he wants to present him come the historic day, “The Black Mamba” already has two people in mind.“For me it’s two people: Michael Jordan or Phil Jackson,” Bryant told Complex’s Liz Levy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“They’ve been the greatest mentors, not only in my career as an athlete but also as a person. And what I might say is just a lot of thank yous. ‘Cause I’ve had a lotta help along the way. A lotta lotta help.”Jackson, of course, steered the ship for Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers’ championship dynasty from 2000 to 2002, and again in 2009 and 2010. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Kobe Bryant gestures to fans as he takes the court for his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers against Utah Jazz in their season-ending NBA western division matchup n Los Angeles, California, on April 13, 2016.  AFP PHOTO/FREDERIC J. BROWNKobe Bryant is definitely a shoo-in in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame when he becomes eligible in four years’ time.In a storied career that span 20 seasons, the five-time NBA champion has worked with and played against some of the biggest names in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Warriors come back to beat Wizards; Green, Beal ejected OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

10-year-old Fil-Am Clark Kent breaks Michael Phelps’ swim record

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins French tennis player spikes, throws, breaks rackets in loss Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Image: Facebook/@SalinasValleyAquaticsApuada’s time slashed off over a second from Phelps’ record, which had gone unbroken even as the competitive swimmer went on to win numerous Olympic medals. Apart from breaking Phelps’ record, the young swimmer also held more than a five-second lead against his peers.Image: Facebook/@SalinasValleyAquaticsWith his skills, Apuada managed to place first in all of the events he competed in. This earned him the high point award. He also has seven gold medals, as reported by local news outlet KION 5/46.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’A California resident, Apuada learned how to swim at around age 3. He then started competitive swimming at 7 when he joined the Monterey County Aquatic TeamWhen not in the water, Apuada, according to one of his coaches, Dia Rianda, who is also the CEO of Salinas Aquatic Center, keeps himself busy with various activities like music and martial arts, as well as scientific and artistic pursuits. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon PLAY LIST 01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Apuada said it’s been his dream to beat Phelps’ record since he was 7. Now that he’s done it, the young athlete has his eyes set on competing in the Olympics.  /raRELATED STORIES:Michael Andrew caps breakout US Nationals with 50 free winKathleen Baker sets world record in 100 back at US nationalsSwimmer Ryan Lochte suspended until July 2019 for use of IVADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Image: Facebook/@SalinasValleyAquaticsA 10-year-old swimmer nicknamed “Superman” broke a record made by Michael Phelps set in 1995.Clark Kent Apuada, a Filipino-American, overcame the 1:10.48 record set by retired competitive swimmer Michael Phelps in 1995. The young swimmer competed in the 2018 Long Course Meters Far Western International Age Group Championships for the 100-meter butterfly on July 29. He clocked in at 1:09.38, according to a post by the Salinas Aquatic Center MCAT on Facebook.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

Corentyne businessman, family beaten and robbed by bandits

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice businessman and his family were on Wednesday evening brutalised by five armed bandits who carted off cash and other valuables.Injured: Dharma KamalallFive men, three of them armed with guns and two with cutlasses, went to Chill Grocery and Parlour situated at Lot 195 Nigg about one mile off the Corentyne Highway. Mandeshwal “Chill” Kamalall said the bandits attacked just as he was about to close for the day. He said he was lashed with a cutlass and put to lie on the ground. Two bandits stood guard, while the others went into the shop where his wife Dharma was, with their two children aged 3 and 12 years old.Injured: Mandeshwal “Chill” Kamalall“…they put the gun pon me and knock me in me head and in me face. And then they start demand fo money, an Ah tell them Ah gon give you.”She related that her three-year-old daughter was assaulted and ‘chucked’ and threats were made to kill the child if she did not cooperate and take them into the upper flat of the building.The businesswoman noted that it was at that stage that her 12-year-old daughter pleaded with the masked men not to hurt her baby sister or kill her mother. The bandits did not pursue their request to enter the residential section of the two-storey building, and escaped on bicycles with the day’s sales ($60,000); $35,000 which Kamalall had in his pockets, two cellular phones valued at $85,000; $30,000 in phone cards and $35,000 worth of cigarettes.Kamalall said shortly after the men fled, he made contact with the Albion Police Station, but was told no vehicle patrol was available to respond to his report. Police reportedly arrived some 30 minutes later.Kamalall sustained injuries to his back and face, while his wife had injuries to her head from being gun butted.Meanwhile, one resident, Michael Ishmael said residents of the community have not been receiving police assistance in a timely manner.“There are many nights we call the police station at Albion and we get no response from them. We complain of guys liming in the dark spots in the front streets and just timing people when they coming in.When you call the Albion Police Station, they tell you they sending the patrol, they don’t send no patrol; you will be looking out from your window and there is no patrol and many times people getting robbed in the street, not only in their house but in the street people getting rob too.”The media had published several reports reflecting a lack of response from the Albion Police Station. Persons from Albion have reported receiving assistance from the Whim Police Station situated 10 miles away. Albion is part of the Nigg community.No arrests have been made in relation to Wednesday’s night robbery.last_img read more

Fort St. John man dies in Dawson Creek accident

first_imgThe collision happened Friday morning at the intersection of Highway 97 and the Dangerous Goods Route.Dawson Creek RCMP have just released details about the incident, saying a truck broadsided a car at around 10:30 a.m.Ralph Waite, an elderly, long-time resident of Fort St. John, was a passenger in the car and passed away in hospital on Sunday.- Advertisement -A memorial tea will be held in his memory at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Charlie Lake Hall.Police are continuing to investigate the collision and are asking anyone with information to contact Constable Sanderson at 250-784-3700.last_img

Man points rifle at motorist in Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John RCMP are investigating a possible road rage or other incident on area streets.On September 12th at around 4:00 p.m., the Fort St John RCMP received several 911 calls the incident. Callers told police that a tan-coloured GMC pickup cut off a small black coloured car at the intersection of 96th St and 100th Ave. Witnesses said that once the vehicles came to a stop, two men dressed in grey hoodies, blue jeans and wearing bandanas on their faces jumped out of the truck and ran toward the car.The passenger of the pickup truck was allegedly armed with what appeared to be an SKS or similar style rife and pointed it at one of the individuals in the car. The driver of the car was able to reverse and flee north on 100th Avenue before anything further occurred.- Advertisement -In the afternoon of September 13th, after receiving tips from the public and the efforts of the Fort St. John Drug Section, investigators were led to a multi-dwelling unit on 101st Street where police seized 2 SKS rifles and prohibited magazines for each rifle. Police believe one of the seized rifles may have been used in this incident.Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident and have not already provided information to police, please call them at 250-787-8100 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).last_img read more

Stage North is seeking show submissions for next year

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Stage North is looking for show submissions for their next season to be submitted before their Board Meeting on May 7th, 2019.The Theatre Society shares the call is open to the public to submit and if your play is accepted you would be asked to register as a member of Stage North. Available show slots include October, December, February, and April.To submit a show for consideration, the Board will need the following;A show title and authorThe synopsis of the showA DirectorA ProducerA Stage ManagerA budget- Advertisement -Show submissions need to be received Tuesday, May 7th at the Society’s Board Meeting at 6:30 PM, held at the Stage North rehearsal space.  Located at 11520 East Bypass Rd.If you are unable to attend the Board Meeting or have further questions email; stagenorth@stagenorth.calast_img read more

RAPHOE PROVE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ AT ETB’S BRILLIANT ENTERPRISE DAY

first_imgDeele College from Raphoe with mentor Charlie Boyle and teacher Danny McFadden after winning the Dragon’s Den.Deele College from Raphoe may have been crowned Dragon’s Den champions for the Donegal ETB’s second Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres across the county in LYIT yesterday.But the reality was that there were no losers.In fact, the standard was so high that real-life dragon Peter Casey probably wouldn’t have passed the entry level! The day followed on from its first very successful Enterprise Day in October 2013.Scoil Mhuire from Buncrana who came overall second on the day.This time the invitation to participate was extended to non-ETB schools with a total of twelve schools and two Youthreach centres participating.MC for the morning was Highland Radio’s Lee Gooch. The day involved each team developing a product on which they were judged in a Dragon’s Den-type set up.Teams were given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day. Image consultant Billie Dixon spoke to participants in the morning on how to present themselves while later on representatives from local companies made presentations to the teams on how to pitch a business idea.Loreto Letterkenny who came third.After all teams pitched their ideas to the judges, the final three teams then pitched their business idea to all participants. The day also included fun activities, ice breakers and team building games with staff from Gartan Outdoor Education and Training Centre.The winners of the Enterprise Day were Deele College, Raphoe with Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana taking second place and Loreto Letterkenny taking third place.The other participating schools and centres were Errigal College, Letterkenny; Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore; Loreto Community School, Milford; Ballyshannon Youthreach, Letterkenny Youthreach; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar; St Columba’s College, Stranorlar; Magh Ene College, Bundoran; Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town; Crana College, Buncrana and Mulroy College, Milford.Donegal ETB and the organising committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all students, teachers, mentors, judges, Gartan OETC staff, Lee Gooch and LYIT for assisting with the day. RAPHOE PROVE THE REAL ‘DEELE’ AT ETB’S BRILLIANT ENTERPRISE DAY was last modified: May 8th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:deele collegedonegalETBLoreto LetterkennyScoil Mhurelast_img read more

GALLAGHER’S FAMILY STILL NOT TOLD OF HIS DETENTION

first_imgDOUBLE KILLER UPDATE: The family of John Gallagher and his victim’s families have still not been officially told of his detention at the Central Mental Institution.The Lifford man, 46, was detained by appointment in Dublin earlier this month.However both the Gallagher and Gillespie families in Lifford and the Twins Towns have still not had contact with the Department of Justice. A spokesman for the Gallagher family told Donegaldaily that THEY are now trying to contact Government officials.“We heard the rumour yesterday but we still have not received any calls from the Department of Justice or the Gardai for that matter.“We thought we would have heard if our brother was being detained in a mental institution after what he did and all we have been through.“We are trying to contact the Department of Justice ourselves now to try and find out some more,” said the spokesperson. Gallagher, who murdered mother and daughter Anne and Annie Gillespie in the grounds of Sligo Hospital in 1988, was living in Strabane, Co Tyrone.He killed Anne, 18 and her mother Annie, 51, after learning how Anne planned to dump him.Gallagher also tried to kill Anne’s uncle Patrick Maguire but the gun jammed when he tried to shoot him.Gallagher, who was then 22, was tried for murder but was found to be insane.Twelve years later he escaped from Dundrum Central Mental Hospital and fled to England where he lived for a number of years. However he returned in 2003 and set up home in Strabane just a few miles from where his victims lived in the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar.GALLAGHER’S FAMILY STILL NOT TOLD OF HIS DETENTION was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Central Mental HospitalDepartment of JusticeGardaiJohn Gallagherlast_img read more

FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED AFTER BODY FOUND CLOSE TO DONEGAL MART

first_imgThe body of a man in his early 20s has been found close to the mart in Donegal Town.The body was found over the weekend.Gardai do not suspect foul play and are not seeking to speak to anybody in connection with the discovery.  FOUL PLAY NOT SUSPECTED AFTER BODY FOUND CLOSE TO DONEGAL MART was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:bodyDonegal MartDonegal TownGardailast_img read more