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Legendary big wave surfer Greg ‘Da Bull’ Noll dies at 84

LOS ANGELES – Greg “Da Taurus” Noll, who became a surfing legend by combining a gregarious and over-the-top personality with the courage and skill to ride bigger and more powerful waves than anyone had ever attempted, has passed away. He was 84 years old.

Noll, who had lived in the quaint seaside town of Crescent City, Calif., Died of natural causes on Monday, according to an Instagram post from his son’s company, Noll Surfboards. Requests for comment from the Noll family were not immediately returned and it was not clear where he died.

One of the first and arguably one of the greatest big wave riders, Noll was much more than a surfer. He was also an entrepreneur who helped transform the sport with his Greg Noll surfboards, which were among the first to be constructed from balsa wood, a substance that made them more manageable and light enough to be used by most. people.

He also appeared in numerous surf documentaries, worked as a photographer on the 1967 film “Surfari” and was James Mitchum’s stuntman in the 1964 film “Ride the Wild Surf.” In 2010, he and his son Jed launched a line of surf clothing.

He told the AP in 2008: “People always ask, ‘What makes people want to give up on friends, family, work and just go surfing? These people still classify surfing as a sport. But it’s not. It’s a lifestyle.

Duggar Child Pornography Trial

charges deferred to November

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The trial of former reality TV star Josh Duggar on child pornography charges has been postponed until November.

U.S. District Judge Timothy L. Brooks on Tuesday granted Duggar’s request to postpone his trial, which was originally scheduled to begin on Tuesday. Brooks moved the trial to November 30, with a pre-hearing conference to November 18.

Duggar was indicted in April for downloading and possessing child pornography, some of which prosecutors say depicted sexual abuse of toddlers.

Duggar has been confined to the home of family friends who agreed to be his guardian upon his release, and is prohibited from using internet-accessible devices while awaiting trial.

Duggar starred in TLC “19 children and count” until he was taken off the network in 2015 following revelations he assaulted four of his sisters and a babysitter. Duggar’s parents said he confessed to the touching and apologized.

Central Park concert lineup: Springsteen, Simon, Hudson

NEW YORK – Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Jennifer Hudson will headline an August concert in Central Park, marking the city’s return from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.

“It will be a great time for the city, marking our rebirth, marking our return, and it will be one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history.” said the mayor during a virtual press briefing

De Blasio announced last month that producer Clive Davis would recruit a star team for a Central Park concert in August. No specific date has been announced.

More artists will be announced in the coming weeks, de Blasio said.

By the associated press

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