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Canadian inventor tests new prototype of Hoverboard

Duru flew up to 5 metres above a lake for a total distance of 275.9 metres while aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes.

Now, Duru is working on a secret, next-generation version of the device. Watch as he takes CBC’s Reg Sherren into his workshop, where he is building it, and then to a Quebec lake where he puts the new prototype to the test for the first time. Canadian inventor tests new prototype of record-setting hoverboard.

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Does having a hobby help you live for longer?


An international study has suggested that having a hobby can give older people a greater purpose later on in life, which could have a positive impact on their health. 1

The study, which was carried out by a combination of British and US universities, found that those who reported a greater sense of purpose in life were generally healthier and lived for longer than those who claimed to have little purpose.

The study could not prove hobbies directly affect your chances of living for longer however, especially with other more recognised causes of ill health to be considered too. That said, it did add to the link between health and mental wellbeing.

The study found that the relationship appeared to go both ways, with unhappy people developing illnesses, while ill people could become unhappy. The latter was certainly found to be prevalent amongst those with typical ageing illnesses, such as 

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Hundreds of balloon pilots take off at annual New Mexico fiesta

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Pilot Leigh Spicer flies his hot air balloon in Edmonton, Alberta.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The mass ascension of hundreds of hot air balloons above Albuquerque went off without a hitch Saturday morning.

Pilots began launching shortly after 7 a.m. at the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

The majority of balloons appeared to be floating south and winds were about 4 mph (6.4 kph), officials said.

All the balloons landed safely around the city a few hours later, authorities said.

This year’s colorful balloons include one shaped like the head of Yoda and another like Darth Vader from “Star Wars.”

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Organizers equipped all 550 pilots with tablet computers capable of running a mapping application that enabled them to steer clear of the many restricted areas or prohibited zones like airport flight paths, the zoo and other locations.

In this Oct. 1, 2014, photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard arrives on scene off the coast of Miami to respond to a report of a man aboard an inflatable hydro bubble who was disoriented. Coast Guard air crew were able to safely pick up Reza Baluchi and the bubble Saturday, Oct. 4, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo said in a statement.


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    4 Athletes Who Love Their Mom

    1. J.J Watt

    Watt loves his mom, he just bough her a brand new car for her birthday. That’s Love.View image on TwitterWatt loves his mom, he just bough her a brand new car for her birthday. That’s Love.

    3. Jeremy Lin

    Picture on Instagram of Jeremy himself dunking on his mother. It’s cute, it’s love.

    4. Michael Vick

    Well, Vick was sweet and promised to by his mother Brenda Boddie a house but then was indicted on state and federal dogfighting charges. Before going to prison, Vick declared bankruptcy and he was unable to afford the mortgage payment on his mother’s home, the house had to be put up for sale.

    5. LeBron James

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    On a lighter note, James bought his mom a Porsche as a surprise birthday present. Buying your mom a car equals love.


    Utah’s top tree climbers come together to compete

    Utah’s top Tree Climbers come together to Compete:

    SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s best tree climbers put their skills to the test Saturday at the annual tree climbing championship.

    Featured imageThe event is put on by the Utah Community Forest Council and the International Society of Arboriculture.The contestants cut trees for a living, either with a city or a private company. There is a lot of skill required, but the main thing is always safety.

    Jake Bleazard, Utah state tree climbing champion, spoke about the work. “Arborist is one of the most dangerous jobs,” he said. “They say every four days a tree climber dies, so we have to keep safety in mind a hundred percent of the time.”

    The masters challenge is a timed event that tests their ability to quickly, professionally and safely maneuver in a tree while performing work-related tree care tasks.


    Utah’s champ will represent the state in March in the International Tree Climbing Championship in Tampa, Florida.

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    Orioles Slugger Suspended 25 Games For PEDs

    Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Fridaydownload

    for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason. Baltimore started play Friday leading the AL East by 10 games with 17 left in the regular season, so the team will be without the 2013 home run champion deep into the playoffs.
    In a statement, Davis said: “I apologize to my teammates, coaches, the Orioles organization and especially the fans. I made a mistake by taking Adderall. I had permission to use it in the past, but do not have a therapeutic use exemption this year. I accept my punishment and will begin serving my suspension immediately.”
    Adderall is a drug often used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is, however, also known as a performance and cognitive enhancer.
    The 28-year-old Davis informed manager Buck Showalter of the suspension on Thursday night. Davis is prohibited from entering the clubhouse during the ban.
    The Orioles are already without catcher Matt Wieters and third baseman Manny Machado, both of whom sustained season-ending injuries. The loss of Davis further hampers Baltimore’s chances of advancing in the playoffs.
    “First of all, we got to get to the postseason,” Showalter said. “Our goal right now is to get there. It just means we will be without him for the rest of the regular season.”
    Davis is batting .196 with 26 homers and 72 RBIs in 145 games, quite a dropoff from his numbers last year: .286 with 53 home runs and 138 RBIs.
    “A lot of people would like to hit 25 to 30 home runs and drive in 80 runs,” Showalter said, projecting what might have been Davis’ final numbers for the season.
    Although Davis’ performance this year has tailed off significantly, he’s still been a big part of Baltimore’s surprising success.
    He’s contributed several clutch hits, played solidly at first base and often manned third base in the wake of Machado’s departure.
    “I’m disappointed,” Showalter said. “I know Chris is too. It is what it is. We’re going to try and deal with it and move on. The timing is never good. It’s one of those challenges.”
    The Orioles immediately set out to make adjustments to cover his absence.
    “I’ve got a lot of confidence in our guys,” Showalter said. “I’m always looking at the what-ifs. We’ve had to plug some people in and they’ve done a nice job for us.”
    Having already been forced to cope with the loss of Wieters and Machado, Showalter didn’t complain about the situation.
    “You have to learn to deal with the problems and challenges along the way,” he said. “If they are self-inflicted, there is no woe is me. And this is self-inflicted.”
    The suspension came as the Orioles were set to open a four-game series against the Yankees, who were 10 1/2 games back in the AL East.
    “It’s disappointing any time a guy is suspended. You hate to see it in our game,” New York manager Joe Girardi said. “I don’t think we’ll ever get away from it unfortunately. I think people are always going to try and beat the system. We’re going to have to do deal with it.”

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — RELATED: Robert Downey Jr. says son Indio’s drug issues are a ‘family problem’ in Vanity Fair


    to resolve a cocaine possession case filed after he was arrested earlier this year.

    Indio Downey pleaded guilty to cocaine possession and was ordered to enter a diversion program that will result in his case being dismissed if he successfully completes it.

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    Pedro Vivas & Guillem Ramos Gil at Marbella Skatepark!



    It is always fun to spend time taking photos of these two.

    Pedro Vivas and Guillem Ramos Gil doing another skate session at Marbellaskatepark in Barcelona.


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