Wayne Bennett inspires Ray White agents

first_imgWayne Bennett at Broncos training. Picture: Annette DewWAYNE Bennett’s motivational speaking talents have extended to the real estate world.The Broncos coach dropped by Ray White South Brisbane headquarters this week to fire up some of the company’s top staff ahead of a busy 2017.Ray White Bulimba principal Roger Carr said the one hour session, organised by Ray White chief auctioneer Philip Parker, was inspiring.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoRay White chief auctioneer Philip Parker. Picture: Claudia Baxter“He talked about believing in yourself,” Mr Carr said.“You’ve got to believe in yourself to do well in anything and he talked about being below and above the line you set for yourself.”Mr Carr said Mr Bennett discussed common attributes of successful athletes and how they are transferable across all fields.“He got up and spoke about his beliefs and what makes a great player,” Mr Carr said.“It relates to real estate and anyone in life.”Missing out on securing a listing was likened to losing a game.“You’ve just got to move on, accept it, improve and try again,” Mr Carr said.last_img read more

Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary members attend conference

first_imgLeft to right, Marge Waldon, DCH Auxiliary Recording Secretary; Wilma Holden; Anita Benning Trennepohl, DCH Director of Community/Public Relations; Sylvia Plashko, DCH Auxiliary President; Marita Cizek, DCH Auxiliary First Vice President and IHAA Southeast Secretary; and Bruce Plashko.Franklin, Ind. —Members of the Dearborn County Hospital Auxiliary recently attended the spring meeting of the Southeast Indiana Area of the Indiana Hospital Auxiliary Association.The meeting was at the Compass Park Community & Event Center in Franklin, hosted by Johnson Memorial Health of Franklin.last_img read more

‘Ighalo brilliant on and off the pitch’

first_imgManchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has praised Odion Ighalo since he arrived from Shanghai Shenhua. Promoted ContentWorld’s Most Beautiful Ceilings That Will Take Your Breath Away7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldTop 9 Scariest Haunted Castles In Europe9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses8 Fascinating Facts About CoffeeLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human Being8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime United’s loan star has shown why the club extended his deal until January 2021. Ighalo got another goal in a tense 2-1 win over Norwich City in the FA Cup quarter finals. United now face Chelsea in the semis. “Keeping Ighalo was important to me and we worked hard to do it,” said Solskjaer to reporters after the Norwich game.Advertisement Loading… “I think Odion knows how much we value him in and around the dressing room and of course on the pitch.” read also:How Ighalo equalled 95-year-old Man Utd record with FA Cup goal Solskjaer added: “He’s a goalscorer, a poacher, strong, we can play the ball into him like we did on the winning goal, where he showed and Paul [Pogba] found him. “He’s performing well but it also gives me the chance to rotate with Marcus [Rashford], Anthony [Martial] and Mason [Greenwood], so we’re fresh for every game.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Ruby L. Hitch, 98

first_imgRuby L. Hitch, 98, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Born August 5, 1921 in Shelby County, Indiana, she was the daughter of Herbert R. and Katie R. (Redd) Green. Ruby had worked at Hay Bags and Lehrman’s on the Greensburg square. She was married to Carl F. Hitch on July 2, 1947 and he preceded her in death on January 5, 2000. She is survived by one son, Larry Coy, Greensburg; one sister, Iva May Scott, Greensburg; three grandchildren, Brad, Tim, and Kimberly. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Jerry Wayne Hitch; one grandson, Ronnie Hitch; two brothers, Leo Green and Charles Green; one sister, Alice Elliott. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev. Glenn Seaman officiating.  Interment will be held in the Hebron Cemetery in Adams.last_img read more

24 new COVID related deaths in the state

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health announced today that 408 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  The total for the state is now at 3,437.  A total of 102 Hoosiers have died to date.  As of midnight on Friday, 17,835 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 16,285 on Thursday.Marion County had the most new cases, at 126. Other counties with more than 10 new cases were Allen (12), Decatur (11), Hamilton (14), Hendricks (23), Johnson (10), Lake (28), Lawrence (10), Porter (10) and Vanderburgh (10). Locally Decatur County is at 70 positive cases and 4 reported deaths, Franklin County is at 48 positive cases and 6 reported deaths, and Ripley County is at 47 positive cases and 1 death.last_img read more

GOtv Boxing Night 20: I’m out for revenge, Towolawi tells Masevex

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night 20: Ehwarieme eyes world title Esepo delighted at winning best boxer prize at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Ehwariemi wins WBF title as Agbaje emerges best boxer at GOtv Boxing Night 20 Light heavyweight boxing star, Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi, has vowed to avenge his defeat in the hands of Adewale “Masevex” Masebinu when they clash at GOtv Boxing Night 20 on 12 October at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos. Masebinu and Towolawi clash again after the latter’s fifth-round knockout defeat in the national title bout at GOtv Boxing Night 16 earlier in the year.According to Towolawi, also known as the “Bariga Terror”, his defeat by Masevex in the title bout was accidental. This time, he said, the national champion will face a totally different opponent.“He was lucky to have won. His victory was purely an accident. This time, it will be a different KB in the ring. I’m going to avenge the defeat. I’m happy to have the opportunity to right the wrong and I’m sure I will win,” said Towolawi.GOtv Boxing Night 20 will host eight bouts, the biggest of which is the African Boxing Union lightweight title bout between incumbent champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, and West African Boxing Union champion, Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu. Other big names scheduled to be in action are Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, WABU welterweight champion; Ridwan “Scorpion” Oyekola, national super featherweight champion, Tope “TP Rock” Musa and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.The event will also host an all-female bout.Tags: GOtv Boxing Night 20Towolawilast_img read more

New-look United up and running

first_img All three impressed, but it was the contribution of Di Maria which perhaps deserves the greatest praise. The Argentinian gave United fans a glimpse of his potential in the drab 0-0 draw at Burnley two weeks ago, but on his home debut he was simply irresistible. The £59.7million signing stretched the away defence with a series of brilliant passes and he had a hand in all four goals. Van Gaal, who had gone four games without a win, will want to use this victory as a springboard for the rest of the season. This certainly felt like the start of a new era at Old Trafford. United, playing in a 4-4-2 diamond, passed the ball quicker, they were more clinical in front of goal and the atmosphere inside the ground was jubilant. With £150million of new talent available to him, and players like Mata, who had an outstanding game, Van Gaal has the potential to achieve a top-three finish, as outlined by his employers, at the very least. Despite the public excitement surrounding the arrival of Falcao, Rio Ferdinand received the biggest reception from the home fans before kick-off. Manchester United’s stellar squad trounced QPR to hand Louis van Gaal his first win as manager. Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all got on the scoresheet as Van Gaal’s team of Galacticos hammered Harry Redknapp’s shell-shocked side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Van Gaal gave Radamel Falcao a second-half debut off the bench while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo made their first starts in the red of United. Press Association The former United centre-half, who complained he was not given a proper send off in the summer, received a huge ovation as well as a present from Sir Bobby Charlton just before kick-off. After the first whistle sounded, it did not take long for Ferdinand’s old team-mates, and United’s new signings, to put him under immense pressure. Mata raced down the left and whipped in a perfect ball for Rooney, but mis-controlled and Ferdinand hooked the ball clear. Van Gaal wrote in his pre-match notes that he was worried about nervousness gripping his players at Old Trafford, but that was certainly not the case on Sunday. United passed the ball quickly and confidently, and they tested the away defence with a series of teasing crosses. Herrera pulled the ball back to Mata after a clever nutmeg from Rafael, but the former Chelsea man skied his shot. Down the left, Rojo lobbed the ball to the back post where Herrera cocked his right leg back ready to fire a volley at goal, but Van Persie clumsily nicked the ball away from the Spaniard. With so much pressure on them, it only seemed a matter of time before QPR conceded, and they did in the 23rd minute. After a needless foul on Herrera by Clint Hill, Di Maria whipped a curling ball over the heads of four players and the ball drifted in past Robert Green at his far post. Within a few minutes of Di Maria’s first United goal, the hosts almost handed QPR a route back into the match. David De Gea, usually such a calm operator, raced out of the box trying to clear a long punt up field from Niko Kranjcar. The goalkeeper failed to communicate with Jonny Evans and the ball fell to Matt Phillips, but he failed to turn the ball into the empty net and United’s fans breathed again. Those same fans were up on their feet moments later when United moved 2-0 ahead. Once again Di Maria played an important part, racing 50 yards down the left before playing Rooney in with a lovely pass between two defenders. The striker’s shot was blocked, but he then squared to Herrera, who drilled the ball past Green. The Stretford End demanded United attack and they did. Just before half-time Rooney made it 3-0. Herrera played a delicious one-two with Mata and he touched the ball off to Rooney, who powered a low shot past Green. QPR boss Redknapp replaced Hill with Armand Traore at half-time and the former Arsenal defender made an immediate impression, driving at the United defence with a long run. He squared to Kranjcar, who shot at goal, but De Gea stuck his right foot out just in time. A large number of United fans rose to applaud Falcao as he warmed up on the touchline. Those whose focus remained on the game watched United bag a fourth. Di Maria adventurously attempted a 25-yard effort which instead landed straight at Mata’s feet. The Spaniard, three yards clear of his nearest marker Ferdinand, tucked the ball past Green from 10 yards. Falcao came on with 23 minutes to go to link up with Rooney and Van Persie in a devastating front three. United’s defensive vulnerabilities were highlighted when Tyler Blackett moved aside to allow Eduardo Vargas to shoot on goal, but he dragged his effort wide. Di Maria cramped up and had to come off with 10 minutes to go. Green spilled Blind’s long-range shot in the dying minutes, but Falcao could not get there in time to score a debut goal, not that it mattered. last_img read more

De Gea may leave United – Neville

first_img Press Association European champions Real Madrid have been monitoring De Gea’s contract negotiations with United and are ready to pounce if the Spaniard does not sign an extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of next season. A fortnight ago manager Louis van Gaal said negotiations had been ongoing for “a long time”, but De Gea has yet to commit his future to United despite being offered “a lot of money”, in the words of his manager. Phil Neville fears David de Gea will leave Manchester United this summer. “He is the best around. He has won Manchester United games, he is up there with (Edwin) Van der Sar and (Peter) Schmeichel in terms of winning games so that would be my one worry this summer.” De Gea is the overwhelming favourite to win United’s player of the season award, which he also won last year. The Spain international believes he is yet to reach the peak of his powers despite two impressive seasons at Old Trafford. “Yes, I have (improved this year),” the 24-year-old told Inside United. “I’m very young and I always try to keep getting better, in every training session, every match, and I think it’s been a very productive season for me. “I’m still growing as a player; I’m very satisfied with the season that I and we have had.” Neville, meanwhile, has revealed he is looking to go into management. The former left-back was United first team coach under David Moyes last season, but left the club last summer following Van Gaal’s appointment as manager. The 38-year-old has been taking his coaching badges while working as a BBC pundit and hopes to find a suitable club in the near future. “Yes, it’s something I want to do,” Neville said when asked if he wanted to go into management. “I am taking my (UEFA) Pro Licence, which is the last qualification. “I am learning. I had a fantastic learning experience as first-team coach at Man United. “You can do all the training courses in the world but the experiences I learned last year – it’s something you can’t replicate. “I want to take that on, I want to continue to learn. “I have got 25 years left of work in me so I am not going to rush into something but hopefully in the next 12 to 18 months the right opportunity will come up.” And former United left-back Neville admits the club could lose their star goalkeeper at the end of the season. “My biggest fear in the summer is David de Gea,” Neville told United’s official website. “I want him tied up on a long-term contract.” Although his form has tailed off slightly of late, De Gea has enjoyed a fine season for United and was named in the PFA team of the year last month. Few would have thought De Gea would turn into such a formidable goalkeeper at the start of his time at Old Trafford when he made a number of costly errors. But four years on from his debut, the former Atletico Madrid stopper now ranks among the greatest goalkeepers in the club’s recent history, according to Neville. “He is the best developer I have seen for a number of years,” Neville said. “From where is when he first signed to where he is now, the development and the improvement he has shown has been nothing short of incredible. last_img read more

Trojans complete yet another sweep

first_imgIf there has been a constant for the No. 1 USC men’s tennis team  — other than non-conference home victories — it has been rain whenever No. 60 University of San Diego  was on the schedule.On Sunday — after two previously scheduled matches were rained out — the Trojans (6-0, 0-0) defeated the Toreros (2-0, 0-0) 7-0 at Marks Tennis Stadium.This match marked the first time that USC played against Toreros coach Brett Masi — who was an assistant on USC’s staff for the previous four seasons.The Trojans were excited to show off their talents against coach Masi.“It was fun to play against [Masi] for the first time.  We had a little bit of extra motivation, but it wasn’t a distraction,” senior Robert Farah said.The fact that the Trojans were not distracted was evident. They won every single match to complete another sweep of a non-conference opponent.In doubles, the combinations of Farah and No. 65 freshman JT Sundling — at No. 1 — and sophomores Steve Johnson and Daniel Nguyen continued to dominate their foes, winning 8-1 and 8-2, respectively.Juniors Peter Lucassen and Jaak Poldma continued their solid play winning 8-6 over sophomore Nikola Bubnic and junior Abdullah Hashem.During the singles portion, USC only dropped one set throughout the six matches.At the first position, No. 14 Farah displayed an overpowering first serve and an exceptional return of serve, dominating junior Dean Jackson — before he retired from the match in the second set.Sundling was the only singles player to lose a set but returned to form in the final two sets in his triumph over Hashem 3-6, 6-1, 6-3.The rest of lineup overwhelmed the Toreros, with No. 1 Johnson winning over Bubnic 6-2, 6-3; No. 78 Daniel Nguyen defeating senior Charl Wolmarans 6-3, 6-1; Peter Lucassen finishing off a 7-5, 6-2 victory over freshman Thibaut Visy; and No. 47 sophomore Matt Kecki playing consistently in his defeat of junior Nils Schive 6-2, 6-2.At the conclusion of this six match home stand to start the season, USC coach Peter Smith has been satisfied with his players getting important match experience and displaying the depth of his team.“This stretch has been a great experience, especially for our newer guys,” Smith said. “We have a ton of possibilities four our team, we have eight guys to choose from for our doubles lineup.”The Trojans have displayed their lineup depth, but that depth will surely be tested at the upcoming upcoming ITA National Team Indoor Championships — starting Friday, Feb. 12.With this positive stretch to begin the season behind them, the team seems ready as the intensity of the season will ratchet up at the Indoor Championships against the best teams in the nation.last_img read more

Syracuse gets outscored in the paint by 18, loses to Miami, 72-67

first_imgSyracuse (14-5, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) fell on the road to Miami (13-6, 3-3) in Coral Gables, Florida, 72-67. Despite sophomore point guard Tiana Mangakahia nearly recording a triple-double, SU couldn’t overcome a lopsided points-in-the-paint tally, where UM outscored the Orange by 18. That was in large part due to Erykah Davenport, the Hurricanes’ 6-foot-2 forward/center who snatched 13 boards and put up 21 points on an efficient 10-of-14 performance.“She does a very good job playing at the rim,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said of the Hurricanes big. “She’s a very athletic post player.”Both teams came out of the first quarter evenly matched, with the score reflecting that, tied at 22. Syracuse went 9-for-20 and Miami sank 9-of-19. The Hurricanes out-rebounded the Orange by four, but SU had three more assists. Ten minutes did nothing to separate the two sides.But in the second quarter, Miami was able to blow the game open, sustaining a 20-4 run until there was 3:11 left until halftime. SU went ice cold in the second quarter, hitting just 3-of-18 shots — including 1-for-12 beyond the arc — while Miami continued to hit nearly 50 percent of its shots. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse entered the half trailing by 11. “The biggest thing was making some tough plays,” Hillsman said. “We gotta rebound the ball, get out in transition and make some shots. We were getting open shots and not making them.”Clawing back wasn’t an instant process for Syracuse, but it rode a 10-0 run starting with 1:38 left in the third and ending 1:19 into the fourth quarter to close Miami’s lead to two, 55-53.Still, the Hurricanes didn’t fold and pushed the lead back to six with fewer than two minutes remaining. In the end, Miami held on long enough to force Syracuse into fouling, and was steady from the line, holding on for a five-point win.“You gotta win games on the road,” Hillsman said. “When you’ve got close, tough games you’ve got a chance to win, you want to seal the deal and take those wins home.”The loss continues a trend of inconsistency in conference play for SU. The Orange is undefeated at home, but 0-4 on the road. The good news for Syracuse is that it has two-straight home games upcoming.By the end of the night, Mangakahia had scored 17, dished 14 assists and was a rebound shy of the triple-double. Miranda Drummond also contributed 17. Two other starters — Gabrielle Cooper and Amaya Finklea-Guity — scored 11. Still, it wasn’t enough to overcome Davenport’s dominant night.“She did her job,” Hillsman said. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 18, 2018 at 10:28 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Grahamlast_img read more