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Honey Badger cracks the whip in Queensland home sale

first_imgBig brother cracks the whip. Honey Badger predicts “this will disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”. The Honey Badger literally cracking the whip as big brother. Picture: Realestate.com.auFormer Bachelor Nick Cummins — aka The Honey Badger and still a bachelor — has photobombed a house sale and literally cracked the whip on a real estate agent’s behind.The rugby union star, who has a cult following for his Australiana take on life — even writing a book called The Honey Badger Guide to Life — also predicted the Queensland property would “disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”.The photobombing and whipcracking was all in good spirit, and consensual — the property belongs to his younger sister Alicia, who was thrilled he wanted to help in his own way.“He kind of does anything for his family, that’s just the kind of person he is. He’s a very good big brother,” Ms Cummins told The Courier-Mail. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER MORE: Cooper Cronk tests the market For sale: Australia’s worst house The home has three spacious bedrooms. Jumping in, ball and all. Polished wood floors are all the rage.Ms Cummins’ house has an airconditioned downstairs utility area, perfect for the home office or mancave, and was listed on realestate.com.au with a tandem auto garage with workshop space, off street parking for a trailer, a 10,000 litre water tank, recently painted inside and out and an underground lawn irrigation in the backyard.On another tangent, Honey Badger “is the best Big Brother”? Sounds like a TV show. “We’re selling our house and we said to him do you think you could help us? We’ve had the house for about eight years. It was the first home we’d purchased. We renovated it and have had two babies born into this house.”Cracking the whip was The Honey Badger’s idea — of course.The rugby star is in the background of a promo video, diving into the pool after kicking his ball into it, before he pulls out classic Honey Badgerese with the “disappear faster than a fart in a hurricane”. He also cracks a whip near the agent before flicking a cheeky one on his behind as he walks away.Ms Cummins said “that was my brother’s idea. He (the agent) said it was all fine but I think it hurt. He was putting on a brave face though”.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago A cheeky parting shot, consensual of course.The real estate agent in question Jack Dangerfield of Harcourts Solutions, a mate, was more than pleased to be the butt of the joke.“I’m mates with these guys and I love my rugby,” was his first response. “I thought, you know what he’s a really good bloke, why not?”“When we had the cyclone warning last week, I thought this could go quite well.”“We had one open home on Saturday with 15 groups through and more enquiry through this week. Most properties sell on second inspection, and we’ve got a few that are coming back so we’ll see.” 29 Menangle Avenue, Arana Hills, Qld is for sale by private treaty. Cowboy’s home snapped up amid rental squeeze The pool where you can bet Uncle Nick spent a bit of time.The three bedroom, single bathroom, double car garage house is at 29 Menangle Avenue, Arana Hills, just 12km north of the Brisbane CBD on a 607sq m block.No price has been set, with the property for sale by private treaty.“It’s just time for us to move on,” Ms Cummins said. “We’re not sure where our next adventure will lead us. We’re just going to roll with the punches.”The Arana Hills area has become a magnet for young families and couples, Mr Dangerfield said: “Usually first home buyers in their 20s or 30s is the target market”.“It’s only 12km from the city, near the train line and you’re paying half the price than if you’re buying in Ashgrove or something like that. You can get a three bedroom home in Arana Hills for a good price and not break the bank.” Not bad form.last_img read more

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TOTE Teams Up with MAN to Retrofit 2 Orca Ships to LNG

first_imgTOTE Maritime Alaska, a daughter company of American marine transportation group TOTE, recently contracted MAN PrimeServ, a division of MAN Diesel & Turbo, to convert two roll-on/roll-off (RoRo) ships to dual-fuel operation on liquefied natural gas (LNG). The two 65,314 gross ton vessels, North Star and Midnight Sun, are currently powered by 4 × MAN 58/64 engines and will be retrofitted to MAN 58/64 retrofit units.The contract – signed in April 2017 and announced during the High Horsepower (HHP) Summit held in Jacksonville this week – covers the design, development and testing of a first-of-its-kind dual-fuel kit, which will serve as a foundation for the largest LNG conversion in North America, according to a joint statement.As explained, a key influence in TOTE’s decision to retrofit the vessels to LNG is to significantly reduce the most harmful emissions that result from burning diesel.“TOTE Maritime Alaska is … to convert its fleet to LNG power which will result in a significant reduction in air emissions including particulate matter, sulphur oxide (SOx) and nitrogen oxide (NOx),” Michael Noone, President of TOTE Maritime Alaska, commented.“We have been investigating and testing many options for shifting the fleet to LNG. The conversion of the existing engines is the most reliable and beneficial solution,” Peter Keller, Executive Vice President of TOTE, said, adding that the move comes ahead of the IMO sulphur cap in 2020.Both the North Star and Midnight Sun operate routes between Anchorage, Alaska and Tacoma, Washington. The two Orca class ships were originally constructed by NASSCO, part of the General Dynamics Corporation, at its San Diego yard and commissioned in 2003.last_img read more

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LPG Tanker’s Chief Engineer Injured in Boarding Incident off Singapore

first_imgThe Chief Engineer aboard the LPG tanker Maregas was assaulted and sustained injuries in a boarding incident off Singapore.According to data provided by Asian piracy watchdog ReCAAP ISC, the crewmember sustained injuries to his face and hands after three perpetrators confronted him and forcibly took his gold chain using a wooden pole.The incident occurred on September 19, while the LPG tanker was sailing in the Singapore Strait.The perpetrators made their escape when the alarm was raised. Crew was mustered to conduct security search after the perpetrators made their escape. ReCAAP informed that the remaining crewmembers are safe and no further injuries were reported.Maregas’ Master informed Singapore Vessel Traffic Information System of the incident via VHF. Master raised alarm upon the report from the Chief Engineer. Crew was mustered to conduct security search after the perpetrators made their escape.Singapore Police Coast Guard boarded the ship upon its arrival in Singapore for security search and investigation.last_img read more

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Why we decided to have a baby with Down syndrome

first_imgNZ Herald 24 March 2018Family First Comment: “Like many parents of children with Down syndrome, McDonald is concerned about the way the diagnosis is presented to families. “I don’t have anything to say against testing because it prepared me for the birth of my child. I guess what I have an issue with is what information people are given when they are encouraged to have a test and when they get the diagnosis. Most of it is about everything that could be ‘wrong’ with our children. Imagine if we did that with every diagnosis. I think everyone has a right to have a test and a right to make their own decision, but it’s about information.””Auckland parents Kirsten McDonald and Philip Venables found out their unborn baby could have Down syndrome after the 12-week screening offered to all expectant mothers in New Zealand. They decided to find out for sure with an amniocentesis test.McDonald says the doctor who delivered the news asked her to look at the piece of paper with her name and the result, confirming their child had Down syndrome. “Then [her] next words were, ‘You’re going to have a beautiful baby boy.’ That still stays with me, those words from her. She just reminded us that first and foremost, we were going to have a beautiful baby boy, rather than saying, ‘Oh I’m really sorry’ or even words like ‘but’.”Thirteen weeks later, baby Joshua was born.At 39, McDonald knew her age would increase her baby’s chance of chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome, but when she had the 12-week test, the chance showed at one in 80.They’d decided to delay the amniocentesis until she was 25 weeks, because for them, it wasn’t a question of whether to continue with the pregnancy, but of wanting to prepare themselves.“Every time we had a scan we were told the risk had increased. We just needed to know so I could enjoy my pregnancy, rather than spend the next 15 weeks being stressed.”The test was conclusive, so they met with families of children with Down syndrome, and did plenty of research. “By the time I had Joshua we were just so ready to meet him and not have this abstract diagnosis of Down syndrome. We just wanted to meet our boy. There was no shock or worry or trauma. It does have an impact on him and I wouldn’t change him for the world. If we could take away the Down syndrome, no way, that’s what makes Joshua who he is.”But like many parents of children with Down syndrome, McDonald is concerned about the way the diagnosis is presented to families.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12019382last_img read more

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Batesville Bats 12U Goes Undefeated to Win Cincinnati West Fall League

first_imgThe Batesville Bats 12U went undefeated to win Cincinnati West Fall League Championship against teams from the Tri-State area. Chris Lewis led the squad in hitting with an incredible .929 batting average and a 1.429 slugging percentage. Matthew Shircliff hit .733 and Joey Everroad .533. Shircliff led the team in fielding percentage with a perfect 1.000, while Cayden Drake was very impressive on the mound going (2-0) in record with an ERA of 0.00. Courtesy of Bats Coach Paul Drake.last_img

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La Liga: Real Madrid in sight of title after beating Alaves

first_img Loading… After restoring their four-point advantage at the top of the table, the pressure is back on Barcelona. If Barca fail to win away at Real Valladolid on Saturday, Madrid will clinch the title with two games to spare by beating Granada on Monday at Los Carmenes. Yet even if Madrid have to wait, it seems inevitable they will hoist the trophy given they also boast the superior head-to-head record against Barcelona with three games left. Madrid can afford to draw two of those, even if Barcelona manage three victories out of three. “We still don’t know what is going to happen,” said Real coach Zinedine Zidane. “La Liga is very hard and we have three finals still to go.” “We have to stay focused,” added Raphael Varane. After sacking their coach Asier Garitano last week following five consecutive defeats Alaves never looked likely to cause an upset. This loss in Juan Ramon Lopez Muniz’s first game in charge leaves them hovering above the relegation zone, only three points ahead of Real Mallorca, who have hope after their win over Levante on Thursday. Zidane will be relieved all the same, particularly as he had to do without a string of key players. Ramos and Dani Carvajal were both banned while Marcelo was injured, taking out three of Madrid’s regular back four. Eden Hazard was unable to start but came on in the second half to ease concerns about niggling problems with his ankle. A makeshift defence, including Lucas Vazquez at right-back, chalked up another clean sheet, Madrid’s fifth in a row for the first time in 12 years. It is also their sixth in eight gams since the restart. Alaves might have broke that run in the first few minutes as Joselu headed against the crossbar and Lucas Perez’s follow-up had to be cleared off the line by Varane. Eder Militao then had to make a perfectly timed challenge to prevent Perez going clear. But Madrid survived and then took the lead in the 11th minute, Ferland Mendy driving to the line and going down under the sliding tackle of Ximo Navarro, who caught him with his trailing leg. Benzema scored the penalty for his 23rd goal of the season. Oliver Burke twice caused Madrid problems with weaving runs forward before Benzema hurt his neck from an awkward fall on the stroke of half-time. Benzema was able to continue but injured referee Gil Manzano was replaced by Rodriguez Carpallo, whose first big decision was to allow Madrid’s second goal. Rodrygo did well to muscle his way through midfield before freeing Benzema, who looked offside but sped forward and side-footed for Asensio to tap in. Replays showed Benzema had timed his run and the goal stood. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson Read Also: Osimhen dreams of winning Champions League Thibaut Courtois had to make two smart saves but Madrid were cruising by the end. Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior should have made it three when queueing up at the back post but two was enough. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Real Madrid could win La Liga on Monday after a routine 2-0 win over Alaves on Friday put them within touching distance of the title. With suspended skipper Sergio Ramos sitting in the stands, Karim Benzema took over the armband and then penalty duties, firing in from the spot before teeing up Marco Asensio to add a second at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.last_img read more

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Friday crash claims life of father rendering aid

first_imgFloyd County, In. — Friday morning around 4:07 a.m., a pedestrian was struck and killed on I-65 northbound while attempting to assist a family member.The preliminary investigation reveals that two Indiana State Police Troopers were stationary on the right shoulder of I-65 northbound near the 11.8 mile marker awaiting a tow truck to remove a vehicle from a previous OWI arrest.  At the same time, a third trooper was also stationary on I-65 northbound near the 12.4 mile marker assisting a stranded motorist who advised she had run out of fuel and who had contacted her father to assist her.As the two troopers waited for the assistance of a tow truck, a southbound driver stopped his vehicle on I-65 near the 11.8 mile marker, exited his vehicle and attempted to cross all six lanes of I-65 in an apparent attempt to contact the troopers.  After making it across all southbound lanes and over the median barrier, the subject was struck and killed by a green 2007 Camry in the middle lane of northbound I-65.  It is believed the deceased was then stuck by an unidentified semi-truck which continued northbound.The pedestrian was identified as Earl L. Gresham, 73, of New Albany, Indiana.  It was later discovered that Mr. Gresham was the father of the stranded motorist at the 12.4 mile marker.Indiana State Police crash reconstructionist arrived to investigate the crash, and all northbound lanes of I-65 were closed until approximately 7:45 a.m.last_img read more

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Men’s Basketball: Big Ten honors Ethan Happ, Brad Davison, Aaron Moesch in end-of-season awards

first_imgUniversity of Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ was named to the All-Conference Team Monday night by the Big Ten.Happ was designated a first-team all-Big Ten member by the media and a second-team selection by the coaches. This is Happ’s second consecutive first-team distinction.This season, on a Wisconsin team struggling with injuries to key players like D’Mitrick Trice and Kobe King and relying on a youthful roster, Happ was the only player in the country to lead his team in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. Although he was already a great passer, Coach Greg Gard has been relying on Happ more and more as a playmaker. The redshirt junior set his career mark for assists this season, averaging 3.8 per game to complement his 17.8 points per game — also a career high.Happ isn’t the only Badger being recognized by the conference this season. True freshman guard Brad Davison was named to the All-Freshman Team. Davison averaged 12.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds over 31 games this season. Davison only got better as the year progressed, and he finished off with a monster 30-point outing against No. 2 Michigan State University.Men’s Basketball: Please, just let me talk myself into a Big Ten Tournament victoryThe last time the Badgers didn’t make the NCAA Tournament, Badger fans were able to spend March watching the last Read…Aaron Moesch was also named an All-Big Ten Sportsmanship Award nominee. Moesch was one of the three seniors honored on Senior Day last Sunday at the Kohl Center. The former walk-on averaged a career-high 6.2 minutes per game this season and drained 100 percent of his three point shots — (2-2) on the season.Other notable names featured on the list includes Michigan State’s Miles Bridges and Ohio State’s Keita Bates-Dior, who were both selected by unanimous vote by both the coaches and the media to the first-team all-Big Ten.last_img read more

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Doc Rivers not concerned about Clippers’ tough road losses

first_imgThat would seem to be an easy task, but the Clippers had to admit they had to shake off the road trip and their two-point losses to Golden State and Portland.“It was tough at first before we started shootaround (Saturday morning),’ backup guard Darren Collison said. “Doc brought up a few good points. He liked the way we’ve been playing, our effort, the fact we didn’t make any excuse coming off the back-to-back.“We do see improvement, we do see the positive things out of the last two games. We’re playing hard. We know we didn’t get the results.”No comparison, but …The Jazz opened the season with a 1-14 record and were limited at the outset of the season when rookie point guard Trey Burke was injured. Two losses on consecutive nights on the road meant the Clippers had a little healing to do when they got home to prepare for Saturday night’s game against Utah.Unless you’re Clippers coach Doc Rivers.“They were very good games, I guess emotional games, but that’s the regular season,” Rivers said. “Some guys may be tired. Could be tonight, could be the next game and in those games you hope somebody else picks it up for them. That’s why it’s a team game. It’s just really hard to gauge.”The Clippers, who hadn’t lost three games in a row this season, were looking to get healthy against Utah (9-23), which was coming off a win over the Lakers on Friday night in Salt Lake City. The Clippers are well aware of Burke’s talents. He’s averaged 13.5 points and 5.3 assists in the 20 games he has played.“Clearly him coming back has changed them, there’s no doubt about that,” Rivers said. “Early on I look at him and I don’t want to put a comparison on him because that’s the worst thing to do, but there’s guards who can score, there’s guards who are just playmakers and then there is that rare group that can do both. Chris (Paul) is one of those guys, he can score 30 and get 18 assists.“I think Trey Burke’s going to be that, which is going to be really good for Utah. Looks like he could do that.”Collison was ready for Burke, who guided Michigan to the NCAA title game a year ago.“Just like you would any other guard,” Collison said of his preparation. “This league is very good at the position, he is playing well, you just prepare like he’s any other guard.”Injury updatesDon’t count on Rivers for injury updates because he pays no attention until the medical staff gives the word that a certain player is ready.When asked about the progress of rookie forward Reggie Bullock, who is out with a sprained ankle, Rivers responded: “Who?”And Rivers wasn’t sure if J.J. Redick (wrist) had begun shooting yet.Bullock is still recovering from his high ankle sprain and Redick remains weeks away, though he has the post-surgical splint off his right hand.“I joke with (Bullock) and say it’s the longest sprained ankle injury in the history of the NBA,” Rivers said, smiling. “You don’t want that title. But he’s trying. It was a bad ankle sprain, really bad. Today I know he shot. Other than that, I don’t really know.”Backup center Ryan Hollins missed Saturday’s game for personal reasons, the club said.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Central Arkansas Sweeps Southland Softball Weekly Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State; Megan Landry, Nicholls; Hannah Null, Abilene Christian; Micaela Bouvier, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Cayla Jones, Northwestern State; Tiffany Thompson, Sam Houston State; Amber Landry, Stephen F. Austin. Sanchez went the distance to earn the win in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader sweep of McNeese, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk. The freshman hurler one-upped herself on Saturday, coming on in relief with the Bears trailing 5-0 with no outs in the second inning. Sanchez worked the final 8.0 innings of the game, scattering 13 hits and allowing just one run to keep the Cowgirls close enough for Central Arkansas to rally for the 7-6 win in extras. She finished the week with a 0.93 ERA. Morris and Sanchez led a UCA (10-9, 3-0 SLC) squad that swept defending Southland champions, McNeese (16-8, 0-3 SLC), to begin conference play this weekend. The Bears’ sweep is the first suffered by the Cowgirls in conference action since 2011. Morris posted a .545 batting average while Sanchez picked up two wins in the circle. This is the second consecutive hitting award for the Bears and third overall this campaign. Sanchez earns the Bears their first pitching honor of the season. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Libby Morris and Rio Sanchez are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.center_img Morris led the UCA offense in six categories in the start to the Southland season. The junior second baseman opened the series with a 3-for-3 performance that included a double and three RBIs, but it was in Saturday’s nine-inning thriller that the product of Grove, Okla., made her presence known. With the Bears trailing 5-0 in the fourth inning, Morris put her squad on the board with an RBI fielder’s choice before cutting the lead to 5-3 with a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Morris came to plate in the seventh with two outs and UCA trailing 5-4 and planted a double a foot inside the right-field line. A misplay on the bounce allowed the tying run to score and send the game to extras. After the Cowgirls retook the lead in the top of the ninth, Morris ripped a single through the right side to knot things up at six apiece in the eventual 7-6 win for UCA. She finished the weekend with a 1.000 slugging percentage. Softball Hitter of the Week – Libby Morris, Central Arkansas – 2B – Jr. – Grove, Okla. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas – Fr. – Erie, Colo. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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