Reputable Auto Surf Plan

Learn to surf in the warm tropical waters of Costa Rica with the assist of our friendly and seasoned employees. Sahagen tipped me off to a group he heard about named Eco Surf Volunteers, which does surf trips to Ecuador and assists the nearby community. With a week-extended keep, our intermediate or beginner surf lessons consist of five surf lessons, followed by supervised surfboard rental. All Advantage was the very first paid to surf web site that lead to a lot of other individuals such as Cashsurfers, Clickdough, Desktopdollars, and numerous other people. If you can’t paddle properly, you can’t get out to the surf and you can not catch a wave. I’ve been on the huge island for a month or so and am searching to settle down in kauai for the surf.

Other wave businesses have said they can make waves for $1 a wave, said Matt Reilly, director of operations and marketing and advertising at Surf Park Extra resources Central, which put on the summit. Now, I am practicing moves on the flatwater and each and every month or so getting a couple days at the beach to SUP surf. But if you were to go around 75 kilometres from San Jose in any direction you can rent a property medium-sized for significantly less than 200 dollars per month. I was stoked as a 12 year old kid learning to surf even even though I was not quite good. For a majority of the surf campers their very first surf experience is with us. So a excellent percentage of our surf campers are newbies.

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Yet if that very same toddler’s 35-year-old dad shows up at the beach and makes the error of trying to understand how to surf himself, his pasty-white ass becomes fair game for every pissy local’s vocal frustrations about overcrowding.08 It’s tempting to assume that simply because somebody hasn’t been effectively shacked, they are not a real surfer, and it’s as well straightforward to dismiss the enthusiasm of newcomers who get stoked on clean 2-foot days.


Featured Events

November 12, 2015 / in Events / by Katie Dimza

Get ready for the ultimate weekend of sports in Downtown St. Louis!

On Friday, the US Mens National Soccer Team comes to Busch Stadium to play a World Cup Qualifying Match against St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Click here for list of pre-game festivities, including a lunchtime concert where tickets to the match will be raffled away! On Saturday, the Girls on the Run5K will be take over Soldiers Memorial; plan ahead for the street closures. Our Chicago rivals also come to pay us a visit this weekend. Saturday evening the Blues will take on the Blackhawks at the Scottrade Center and on Sunday the Rams will have home-field advantage against the Bears!

There is so much to do this weekend; get out and root for your favorite team!

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Friday Events:

Welcome Soccer Fans Lunchtime Concert at Old Post Office Plaza

FanHQ at Ballpark Village

March to the Match at Broadway and Market

STLive on Washington Avenue

US Mens National Team vs. St. Vincent and the Grenadines at Busch Stadium

Startup Weekend at TREX

KSHE 95 Birthday Party at Peabody Opera House

Jumpin Jupiter Show at The Boom Boom Room

Force Fridays at Tiny Bar

Saturday Events:

Girls on the Run at Soldiers Memorial

Urban Shark Group Ride

Downtown Running Tour

Startup Weekend at TREX

Central Cinema at Central Library

Soccer Sendoff Concert at Ballpark Village

Escape the Room on Washington Avenue

Blues Pep Rally on Lacledes Landing

Blues vs. Chicago Blackhawks at Scottrade Center

Shamrock FC at Lumiere Place

Sunday Events:

Startup Weekend at TREX

Young Friends Operation Blitz at City Hall

Keep the Rams in St. Louis Pep Rally on Lacledes Landing

Rams vs. Chicago Bears at Edward Jones Dome

Americas Got Talent at Peabody Opera House

Urban eyrie: Parnell Apartment

Despite its location nestled behind the bustle of Parnell Rise in Auckland, New Zealand this apartment is like an oasis of calm. This might be in part due to the view; from the living area it takes in the landscape of beautiful old trees on the railway side of the Auckland Domain. From the deck, you can see the Auckland Museum and the Sky Tower, both of which are lit in colour at night. But even in the rooms where the view isnt to be written home about and in some rooms the outlook is masked by external screens there is still a sense ofrelaxation.

The apartment is one of two located on the new top floor of this Falcon Street building, which was previously a warehouse with offices. The extension and refurbishment was designed by RTA Studio.Externally, the top floor is wrapped in a perforated metal screen, which adds visual interest from the street while lending privacy in this mainly business area of Parnell, says Ben Hayes of RTAStudio.

The perforated screens define the separation between the offices below and the apartments above. The clients requested a clean, crisp design for the building as a whole, with minimal materials, and these screens can be seen as a tattoo applied to the material of thebuilding.

The perforated screens on the deck are a point of interest, while also acting as a wind filter.Image: Duncan InnesOn the deck of the apartment, the retractable screens can be used to block wind chill or glare. From the internal courtyard, which is accessed from both bedrooms and is visible from the front door, they are a point of interest, almost like amural.

The courtyard creates a feeling of open space on entry, rather than walking straight into a corridor. It also allows for internal bedrooms along the fire-rated boundary wall, whereas normally window sizes would be limited to fire-rating rules. This enabled us to locate the bedrooms on just the north-eastern side of the building, so the western faade could be open to the living, kitchen, dining and deck, and the view, saysHayes.

With its clean lines and soft finishes, the interior design is reminiscent of a high-end hotel. The homeowners downsized from a large, traditional house in Parnell, and called on Trinity Interior Designto achieve a more modern look for their urbanapartment.

The dining room table was designed by Catherine Huckerby to echo the negative detail around the doors in the apartment. Image: Duncan InnesThe rooms are all tonally similar, so there is a nice sense of flow through the apartment. It may appear at first glance to be monochromatic, but for example, the floor is dark brown timber. The couch is a greyish green with a soft, almost velvety texture. As the design of the building is reminiscent of Bauhaus and quite linear, I chose textures, colours and materials that work to soften it, says the designer.

Furnishings and rugs define different areas in the open-plan living, kitchen and dining space. The L-shaped sofa defines the living space, and was chosen for its simplicity andalso as a piece of furniture that is attractive from all angles, important in an open-plan space. Custom-designed cabinetry, a joint effort between the designer and architects, lines the wall of the living space, concealing the entertainment system and providing display areas forartworks.

The top line of the cabinetry flows through to the cabinets outside, which are fully equipped for entertaining, with a TV, barbecue, fridge and sink. Here in New Zealand, outdoor living is a key part of our lifestyle, so the deck was an important part of the design, with plenty of outdoor seating chosen for its simplicity, says thedesigner.

The bathrooms feature inset mirrors and a grid pattern created by metal framed Seratone panels, a refreshing change from tiles. Image: Duncan InnesThe apartment is fully automated. At the swipe of a finger or a voice command, the owners can access the curtains, fireplace, lighting and entertainment systems. Lighting adds depth and softness to the spaces, with several choices available in each room. In the living room, the overhead lights appear like circular holes in the ceiling, again creating some variance against the linear nature of the cabinetry. In the bathrooms, the basins are lit from below, which works as subtle night lighting as well as addingatmosphere.

The bathrooms feature inset mirrors and a grid pattern created by metal framed Seratone panels, a refreshing change from tiles. Bedrooms feature soft fabrics and subtle colour in the form of curtains, linen and paint. In the main bedroom, a custom-designed whitewash ash panel frames the bed, with floating bedsidecabinets.

Celebrate Innovation in Downtown

November 17, 2015 / in Events News / by Katie Dimza

Join us for an evening celebration of the Downtown St. Louis Innovation Community, during National Innovation Week. The event will celebrate the current state of the innovation ecosystem in Downtown St. Louis, announce goals for additional jobs and tee-up programming to further grow the innovation community in Downtown St. Louis.


WHO: Downtown St. Louis Innovation Community and stakeholdersWHAT: Innovation Community CelebrationWHEN: Thursday, November 19th, 6 9 pmWHERE: Downtown T-REX, 911 Washington Avenue, 5th FloorRSVP: Click Here

@MizzouFootball’s Boehm, Brothers, McGovern to Play in Senior Bowl

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COLUMBIA, Mo. Mizzou Football senior standouts C Evan Boehm (Lee’s Summit, Mo.), LB Kentrell Brothers (Guthrie, Okla.) and OL Connor McGovern (Fargo, N.D.) have all accepted their invitations to the 2016 Reese’s Senior Bowl, as announced Tuesday. The Reese’s Senior Bowl is slated to be played on Jan. 30, 2016, at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., in the heart of SEC Country.

Boehm, Brothers and McGovern have accomplished a lot in their time at Mizzou, winning the 2013 and 2014 SEC East Division Championships and 23 games over those two seasons. Mizzou’s senior class also was ranked among the top 25 for 21 weeks and earned wins in a pair of January bowl games (2014 Cotton Bowl, 2015 Citrus Bowl) while turning in two of Mizzou’s six seasons with 10-plus wins (12 in 2013, 11 in 2014).

Boehm, one of four senior captains for Gary Pinkel’s 2015 squad, has been the cornerstone of the Mizzou offensive line over his four seasons. He has started 51 consecutive games and 39 straight at center. His first 12 starts came at guard as a freshman. His 51 starts are a new Mizzou record. Boehm was a preseason All-SEC honoree and earned spots on the Rimington and Outland Trophy Watch Lists this season.

Brothers has blossomed into the nation’s most productive linebacker this season, leading the nation in tackling (140) and tackles per game (12.7). His 140 tackles are the seventh-best single season total at Mizzou and he is the first Tiger to break 100 tackles in back-to-back seasons since NFL First Round Draft Pick Sean Weatherspoon (2008-09). Brothers is just 24 tackles shy of the Mizzou school record (164 by Travis McDonald, 1994) and is the first Tiger under Pinkel to post six consecutive games with 10+ tackles. He has more than 10 tackles in 10 of Mizzou’s 11 games. Brothers does more than just tackle as he leads the team with two interceptions and leads the nation with three blocked kicks. He has added 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two pass break-ups with a forced fumble and fumble recovery.

McGovern, much like Boehm, has been a staple across the offensive line during his career at Mizzou. He has played in 47 games over the last four years while starting 38 straight, moving to left tackle this season. Billed as the strongest guy on the team, McGovern holds several weight room records at Mizzou and is a two-time SEC Honor Roll member with a likely third coming in 2015.

For all the latest on Mizzou Football, stay tuned to and follow the team on Twitter @MizzouFootball and like us on Instagram (MizzouFootball) and Facebook (Mizzou Football).

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This years ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO in Chicago is loaded with the best of landscape architecture, andNovembers hefty issue of LAM is jam-packed to match. The work of Diane Jones Allen works to reconnect broken public space in New Orleans; the Public Media Commons by DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture in St. Louis makesspace for free speech; the new Maggie Daley Park in Chicago, by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates,has nearly as much going on under the surface as above; the landscape is loaded with history in the new Palmisano Park in Chicago by Site Design Group; and bison make a comeback in a prairie under restoration in Illinois.

In Interview,the journalist Peter Annin talks about his book The Great Lakes Water Wars, and the complications of a water body with multiple owners; and in House Call, Coen + Partnerscreates fluid boundaries between public and private in a Chicago house. And dont missour regularNow,Species,Goods,andBooks columns.Thefulltable of contents for November can be foundhere.

As always, you can buy this issue ofLandscape Architecture Magazineat more than 200 bookstores, including many university stores and independents, as well as at Barnes & Noble. You can also buy single digital issues for only $5.25at Zinio ororder single copiesofthe print issue from ASLA.Annual subscriptions forLAMare a thrifty $59 for print and $44.25 for digital. Oursubscription page has more information on subscription options.

Keep an eye out here on the blog, on theLAMFacebook page, and on our Twitter feed (@landarchmag),as well be ungating Novemberarticlesas the month rolls out.

Credits: Where the Water Will Be, Peter Ringenberg; Outside Looking In, Christopher Barrett Photographer; The Connector, David Grunfeld; Street Theater, Jason Winkeler Photography, Courtesy Nine Network of Public Media; We Got Fun. And Foam, Alex MacLean; Deep Cut, Robert Sit, Site Design Group, Ltd.; The Bison Begin Again, Noppadol Paothong.

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ART DIRECTORS CUT: NOVEMBER19November 19, 2015 by LAM Staff

The things our art director, Chris McGee, hated to leave out of the current issue of LAM.

Slide Crater at Maggie Daley Park features multiple slide options for children 5 to 12 years old. Credit: Alex MacLean.Slide Crater at Maggie Daley Park features multiple slide options for children 5 to 12 years old. Credit: Alex MacLean.

From We Got Fun. And Foam. by Timothy A. Schuler, inthe November 2015 issue, featuring Maggie Daley Park, Chicagos newest addition to lakeside Grant Park.

Chris McGee,LAM Art Director

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Mizzou Athletics Reminds Fans of Memorial Stadium Security Procedures

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Featured Events

November 20, 2015 / in Events / by Katie Dimza

Downtown has your weekend events covered!

Tonight, Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym is having Cosmic Climbing; gather your friends and climb into the night on some psychedelic holds. On Saturday get ready for the Festival of Lightsat Union Station and Aloe Plaza. This fun family event includes music, dancers, fireworks, and more! After the Festival of Lights, head over to the Scottrade Center to watch the Blues take on the Detroit Red Wings. The fun continues on Sunday at the Boots and Badges 5K Run at Kiener Plaza. This event is open to everyone who supports our fire and police departments and all proceeds benefit The BackStoppers.

There is so much to do this weekend; get out and explore your Downtown!

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Friday Events:

Polar Express at Union Station

Accelerate St. Louis at Ballpark Village

STLive on Washington Avenue

Jumpin Jupiter Show at The Boom Boom Room

Force Fridays at Tiny Bar

Dead & Company at Peabody Opera House

Cosmic Climbing at Upper Limits Rock Climbing Gym

Saturday Events:

Urban Shark Group Ride

Downtown Running Tour

Polar Express at Union Station

Quilt National at Peabody Opera House

Expo Fiesta at TREX

Festival of Lights at Union Station

Escape the Room on Washington Avenue

Centennial Wine Expo at Moulin

Blues vs. Detroit Red Wings at Scottrade Center

The FOCUS Affair at Magnolia Hotel

Sunday Events:

Boots and Badges 5K

Polar Express at Union Station

World leaders gather to try to save Earth from overheating

LE BOURGET, France (AP) With dramatic vows to save future generations from an overheated planet, the largest gathering ever of world leaders began two weeks of talks Monday aimed at producing the most far-reaching pact yet to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and avert environmental havoc.

“We should ask what will we say to our grandchildren if we fail,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said as the U.N. climate summit opened under heavy security on the outskirts of Paris, two weeks after the extremist attacks that left 130 people dead. “Instead of making excuses tomorrow, let’s take action today.”

Even before the gathering, more than 180 countries pledged to cut or curb their emissions, but scientific analyses show that much bigger reductions would be needed to limit man-made warming of the Earth to 2 degrees Centigrade (3.8 degrees Fahrenheit) over pre-industrial times, the internationally agreed-upon goal.

The biggest issue facing the 151 heads of state and government at the summit is who should bear most of the burden of closing that gap: wealthy Western nations that have polluted the most historically, or developing countries like China and India that are now the biggest and third-biggest emitters of greenhouse gases?

“Addressing climate change should not deny the legitimate needs of developing countries to reduce poverty and improve living standards,” Chinese leader Xi Jinping told the conference.

The last major climate agreement, the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, required only rich countries to cut emissions, and the U.S. never signed on. Since then, global temperatures and sea levels have continued to rise, and the Earth has seen an extraordinary run of extreme weather, including severe droughts and storms.

This new round of talks seeks to produce an agreement that would require all countries, rich and poor, to take action.

While the specifics have yet to be worked out, the pact is meant to chart a path toward reduced reliance on coal, oil and gas and expanded use of renewable energy such as wind and solar power.

The negotiations will focus on whether emissions targets should be binding or voluntary and how to verify that countries are hitting their targets. Another big issue will be how to provide the finance and technology that developing countries will need to reduce their emissions and cope with the effects of rising seas, intensifying heat waves and floods.

“The future of the people of the world, the future of our planet, is in your hands,” U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told negotiators in his opening remarks. “We cannot afford indecision, half measures or merely gradual approaches. Our goal must be a transformation.”

China and India say they want the agreement to clearly reflect that industrialized nations bear the biggest responsibility for the problem.

President Barack Obama offered assurances that the U.S. isn’t trying to shirk its duty.

“I’ve come here personally, as the leader of the world’s largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it,” Obama told the conference.

Statistics since 1959 from the U.S. Department of Energy show the United States has been by far the biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, the top man-made greenhouse gas. It has released about 258 trillion tons of carbon dioxide over the past half-century, compared with China’s 158 trillion tons, the figures show.

China is catching up, though, and is now the world’s biggest greenhouse gas polluter, accounting for 28 percent of the world’s current emissions twice as much as the United States. Beijing has pledged to put a ceiling on its emissions around 2030 as part of the latest negotiations.

Developing countries say they need financial support and technology to make the transition to cleaner energy. On the bustling first day of the conference, a number of such initiatives were announced, including one backed by 19 governments and 28 leading global investors, including Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.

Their initiative would provide billions of dollars in investments to research and develop clean energy technology, with the ultimate goal of making it cheaper and more reliable.

Separately, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande unveiled an initiative to get rich and poor countries to cooperate on expanding solar power.

“It’s making the dream of universal access to clean energy become more real,” Modi said.

Many of the leaders said the world must keep the average temperature within 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) of current levels and, if possible, to half that, to spare island nations threatened by rising seas. The world has already warmed nearly 1 degree Celsius since the beginning of the industrial age.

Beijing on Monday reported one of the worst spells of air pollution in years, saying levels of soot were 25 times what the World Health Organization considers safe. That’s a different pollution from carbon dioxide, but both come from burning fossil fuel, especially coal.

Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, which had binding emissions targets for wealthy nations, the new deal will be based on a bottom-up approach where countries set their own targets. One of the things being negotiated is a ratchet-up mechanism that would encourage countries to review and improve their targets every five years.


Associated Press writers Seth Borenstein, Angela Charlton and Nancy Benac in Le Bourget and Stacey Anderson in Washington contributed.