October 19th, 2014

Neil Fiske (Billabong CEO) Under Fire

Billabong International’s chief executive, the American retail specialist Neil Fiske, is working in Australia on a 457 visa. Mr Fiske is the most high-profile – and, at $1 million a year, best paid – worker on the controversial 457 visa covered in a leaked monitoring report by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

The unredacted version of the report, obtained by Fairfax Media, reveals the names of 1800 visa holders and the companies that employ them – or in many cases, the companies that used to employ them. The audit, which involves less than 1 per cent of the 200,000 foreign workers in Australia, raises concerns over 40 per cent of 457 visa holders, including evidence that many are no longer working for their nominated employer or are not being paid at the rate at which they were promised.

The report also raises questions about the widespread use of the visa, which the government insists is available only to employers who “cannot find an Australian citizen or permanent resident to do the skilled work” they require.

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October 19th, 2014

World Title Race Goes To Pipeline

Brett Simpson just took out Gabriel Mendina – starts at 29:55 and Aritz Aranburu just took out Kelly Slater – starts at 1:00:55

Kelly punching his board
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…then Kelly breaks his board
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October 19th, 2014

Kelly Slater Makes It Onto KUSI News

Kelly Slater on Good Morning San Diego
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October 19th, 2014

Indoor Surfing

Flow Rider at the Provo Beach Resort

Flowriders: Jake Chipman, Brad Spencer, TK Barreto and Denise Daniels.

Behind the scenes with Devon Graham, Carter Hogan, and Parker Walbeck. “Parker’s down their shooting on a Red Dragon and I am up here shooting on a Phantom at 1000 frames a second.” – Devon Graham

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October 19th, 2014

Football Player Takes Out Photographer’s Canon 400mm

Sterling Shepard making the catch (outside the line) and taking out photographers Canon 400mm and what looks like a body that was attached before the hit.

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October 19th, 2014

Qualifying by Red Bull

Currently Ranked:
Pat Gudauskas 20
Nathan Hedge 43
Damien Hobgood 74
Evan Geiselman 91
Ezekiel Lau 92

Qualifying by Red Bull (you would think that Red Bull would want to do this piece on guy’s that are actually on the CT bubble and not on guy’s that pretty much have no chance based on their current ratings)

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October 18th, 2014

Edges Of Sanity

EDGES OF SANITY, FROM FINISTERRE

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October 18th, 2014

John John Florence and Peter Mel Surf Papoa in Peniche Portugal

John John Florence and Peter Mel (riding Garret Mcnamara’s 11’5 board) surfing Papoa in Peniche Portugal.

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October 17th, 2014

Who Is Kelly Slater’s Agent

Terry Hardy keeping a watchful eye on Kelly Slater and John John Florence (the two surfers he represents)

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October 17th, 2014

8 Days In Oaxaca – Town & Country Magazine

Town & Country magazine have just released their feature on 8 Perfect Days in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Day 6: Beach Bound (our image of a local girl surfing Barra de la Cruz)

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