Sunday, February 24, 2008

ASP Top 17 Attack Duranbah at 8am for Start of Roxy Pro pres

COOLANGATTA, Australia (Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008) – The ladies of the ASP Top 17 will don jerseys for the opening round of the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour at Duranbah Beach this morning at 8am, kickstarting competition at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by LG.

With small surf on offer at Snapper Rocks, event organizers at the Roxy Pro opted for the punchier peaks of nearby Duranbah Beach, which is seeing surf in the two-to-three foot (1 metre) range this morning.

“We’re going to get the girls in the water at D’Bah at 8am this morning for Round 1 of the Roxy Pro,” Brooke Farris, ASP Women’s World Tour Manager, said. “Surf is in the two-to-three foot range, and it will be a great day for the girls to get their feet wet on the 2008 season.”

Reigning ASP Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) will begin her inaugural title defense today, doing battle against Roxy Trials Winner and last year’s runner-up Carissa Moore (HAW) and 2008 rookie Karina Petroni (USA).

Australian powerbroker Jessi Miley-Dyer has withdrawn from the event, the result of an injury sustained while competing at the Roxy Pro Women’s Surfing Festival at Phillip Island (an ASP World Qualifying Series event) last month.

“I’ve suffered a bone contusion high on the shin in my right leg,” Miley-Dyer said. “I did while competing down in Phillip Island, and I didn’t really think I’d hurt myself as bad. Basically, I’ve creased my shin, and while it’s not quite broken, I still have a few more weeks before I can get back in the water.”

Replacing Miley-Dyer will be former ASP Women’s World Tour competitor Laurina McGrath (AUS), who narrowly missed out on qualifying last season.

“It’s frustrating to be here at the event and not be able to compete,” Miley-Dyer said. “However, it’s cool that my spot goes to Laurina, who is a good friend of mine.”

When Roxy Pro competition commences, former seven-time ASP Women’s World Champion Layne Beachley (AUS) will go up against Melanie Bartels (HAW) and Nicola Atherton (AUS) in the opening heat of the year.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Reclaim Bank Charges in the UK

So I work 50 hours a week busting my balls and because my mortgage company decide to throw a spanner in the works and forget to take a payment I get shafted the following month with an unexpected double whammy and I go overdrawn.

Now I know what you are all thinking - in this day with online banking how could you mess up. Well I did. Now I was overdrawn by 50p.

Well no I wasn't actually. It was more like £30.50. Why?

The bank had charged me £30 for going overdrawn and apparently it cost them £30 to send the letter.

Well now its the peoples turn. You can get your over inflated charges back. do all the hard work. All you have to do is give them your bank details and name and address and they will get up to 6 years of bank statements, highlight the charges and go for the banks jugular and make them pay for a change.

Yeah it costs but only if they get money back. No hassle, one minute form sign up on and there team of lawyers willg et the ball rolling.

Just think you could end up with nearly £200 if you were charged just once a year. Some people have gone on to claim back in excess of £1500.

What have you go to lose. Go to the website, have a read and tell me its not worth it.

Good luck and let me know how you get on.