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Buyers snap up properties across Brisbane in auction frenzy

first_img Why the time is ripe for buyers and sellers This house is as ‘good as gold’ Chief auctioneer for Ray White Queensland Mitch Peereboom (AAP image, John Gass)At 4.30pm yesterday, the Ray White Group was reporting a preliminary auction day clearance of 62.5 per cent in Brisbane.Preliminary data from realestate.com.au had the Queensland clearance rate sitting at 47 per cent last night.The mood felt positive from early on, with three properties selling under the hammer at 9am.Of the seven properties scheduled to go to auction at 10am, the Courier Mail was able to confirm that four sold under the hammer, two were passed in with negotiations continuing, and one agent could not be contacted. And the sales continued throughout the day, with the number of registered and active bidders up on the average, and big spectator crowds.In Balmoral, 14 registered bidders signed up at 62 Victoria Street, which sold for $1.73 million — $1.651 million above the price paid by the vendor in 1984. 62 Victoria St, Balmoral.And in Chapel Hill, a six bedroom house on a 1640sq m block sold for $1.25 million — $150,000 above its reserve. *** Confirmed sales under the hammer yesterday included: 15 Corbie St didn’t even make it to auctionMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAnd the sales kept coming, with Place New Farm agent Garry Jones selling 59 Beaconsfield Terrace at Gordon Park for $1.075 million.“Interestingly, that sold to a couple moving from a riverfront apartment,” he said. “It sold for above the reserve price.”Mr Jones said buyer activity around the $1 million mark was “looking up”, and that was showing with the number of people attending open house inspections.He said he was also seeing renewed interest from investors.An “ugly duckling” at 25 Cramond St in Wilston sold for $660,000 which was “well above reserve price”. Brisbane’s boom suburbs revealed *** Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45Brisbane looks set to post one of its strongest auction weekends in over a year, with more than half of the properties scheduled to go under the hammer yesterday reportedly now under contract.While results are still coming in, the result is expected to provide a significant boost for buyers and sellers, and the local market as a whole, in the lead-up to the spring selling season.It comes after the city recorded a clearance rate of just 37.6 per cent for the week ending August 11, and amid urgent pleas for more listings to meet buyer demand. Ray White Queensland chief auctioneer Mitch Peereboom said it was a “cracking day in Brisbane … some auction results to match”. “Outstanding turnouts at a number of properties, big crowds, a number of registered bidders,” he said. MORE NEWS: New Aussie city makes global property rich list This ugly duckling drew a big crowdRay White West end agent Luke O’Kelly said the property sold to a young local couple buying their first home.He said there were seven registered bidders, two of them active, and a crowd of more than 70 spectators.At Ashgrove, a character Queenslander on a 810 sqm block sold for $1,612,500, with six of the seven registered bidders making a play for the property.Poulsen Property agent Russell Gregory said there was a feeling of optimism coming back in to the local market.“To get six our of seven registered bidders putting their hand up, that’s unusual,” he said. — 62 Victoria St, Balmoral sold for $1.73 million— 42 Koondara St, Camp Hill sold for $1.75 million in what is reportedly a record sale for a 480 sqm block with no views in the suburb (Place Bulimba, Joanna Gianniotis) — A ‘rough diamond’ at 6 Vista St, Balmoral sold for $650,000 to a Brisbane buyer who intends to rent it out and eventually knock down the 1960s chamferboard house and build a new home (Place Bulimba, Cathy Richards) — 14 Bale St, Albion sold to a young couple for $760,000 (Ray White Wilston, Alistair Macmillan)— 4 Comus Avenue, Ascot sold for $1.41 million to a buyer who has moved from the UK to Brisbane (Havig & Jackson, David Havig)— 15 Corbie Street, Ashgrove sold prior to auction (Ray White New Farm, Matt Lancashire)— 43 Monro Street, Kelvin Grove sold for $1.201 million to an interstate buyer from Sydney, but highly contested by local buyers (Place Newmarket, Mario Sultana)— 69 Main Avenue, Wavell Heights sold for $820,000 to a young, local family wanting it for its ground-floor living space (Ray White Wilston, Alistair Macmillan)— 15/9 Rosecliffe Street, Highgate Hill sold for $751,000 to a New Zealand family migrating to Brisbane (Belle Property Bulimba, Paul Liddy)— 22 Banoon Drive, Wynnum sold for $555,000 top a local family (Harcourts Green Living, David Green)— 16 Davidson Street, Wynnum sold 10 minutes after the auction (Place Bulimba, Dion Tolley)— 59 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park sold for $1.075 million— 107/425 Hawthorne Road, Bulimba sold under the hammer but price was not disclosed by the agent (Ray White Bulimba)— 25 Lovekin Street, Ashgrove sold to a local family for $1,612,500 (Poulsen Property, Russell Gregory)— 25 Cramond St, Wilston sold for $660,000 to a local couple in front of a 70-plus strong crowd (Ray White West End)— 43 Cherrywood St, Sunnybank Hills sold for $688,000 (LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills)— 8 Stourbridge St, Mount Gravatt sold to a local investor for $622,500 (Re/max United Vision, Tracey Ashley)— 23 Sentry Place, Runcorn sold for $825,000 (Ray White Eight Mile Plains, Benny Liu)— 4 Tutoko Court, Asley sold for $680,000 (Place Nundah, John Andrew) 120 IRONBARK RD CHAPEL HILLAdcock Prestige principal and auctioneer Jason Adcock said the hammer fell in front of an 80-strong crowd, with the house selling to a family from Indooroopilly.He said there were seven registered bidders, including buyers from interstate and overseas.“It (the property market) is really heating up,” he said. “The number of inquiries and people through inspections is up 30 per cent I reckon.”Over in Red Hill, a renovated, three bedroom colonial cottage on a 276sq m block sold to a young couple for $864,000 — $24,000 above the reserve price. River suburbs for every budget The house that even movie directors loved Big wins forecast for Brisbane MORE NEWS: Noosa surf shack a beach bargain And this renovated cottage at Red Hill drew a big crowdRay White Paddington agent Judi O’Dea said there were 12 registered bidders and “about six active bidders” for the property, which last sold for $577,500 in 2013.Only a handful of the properties listed for auction were passed in, with one of those — 16 Davidson Street at Wynnum — selling just 10 minutes after the gavel was packed away. Elsewhere, Place Bulimba agent Joanna Gianniotis sold 42 Koondara St at Camp Hill for $1.75 million in what she says is a record price for a 480 sqm block with no views in the sought-after suburb.A house at Ascot was snapped up by a buyer who recently immigrated from the UK to Brisbane for $1.41 million, while a new Hamptons-style house at Kelvin Grove sold under the hammer to a Sydney buyer for $1.201 million.A family planning to move from New Zealand to Brisbane also secured a Highgate Hill townhouse for $751,000.And in several cases, properties didn’t even make it to auction, with Ray White New Farm agent Matt Lancashire sealing the deal on a house at Ashgrove prior to auction day.last_img read more

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Transgenderism: A Pathogenic Meme

first_imgPublic Discourse 10 June 2015For forty years as the University Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School—twenty-six of which were also spent as Psychiatrist in Chief of Johns Hopkins Hospital—I’ve been studying people who claim to be transgender. Over that time, I’ve watched the phenomenon change and expand in remarkable ways.A rare issue of a few men—both homosexual and heterosexual men, including some who sought sex-change surgery because they were erotically aroused by the thought or image of themselves as women—has spread to include women as well as men. Even young boys and girls have begun to present themselves as of the opposite sex. Over the last ten or fifteen years, this phenomenon has increased in prevalence, seemingly exponentially. Now, almost everyone has heard of or met such a person.Publicity, especially from early examples such as “Christine” Jorgenson, “Jan” Morris, and “Renee” Richards, has promoted the idea that one’s biological sex is a choice, leading to widespread cultural acceptance of the concept. And, that idea, quickly accepted in the 1980s, has since run through the American public like a revelation or “meme” affecting much of our thought about sex.The champions of this meme, encouraged by their alliance with the broader LGBT movement, claim that whether you are a man or a woman, a boy or a girl, is more of a disposition or feeling about yourself than a fact of nature. And, much like any other feeling, it can change at any time, and for all sorts of reasons. Therefore, no one could predict who would swap this fact of their makeup, nor could one justifiably criticize such a decision.At Johns Hopkins, after pioneering sex-change surgery, we demonstrated that the practice brought no important benefits. As a result, we stopped offering that form of treatment in the 1970s. Our efforts, though, had little influence on the emergence of this new idea about sex, or upon the expansion of the number of “transgendered” among young and old.Olympic Athlete Turned “Pin-Up” GirlThis history may clarify some aspects of the latest high-profile transgender claimant. Bruce Jenner, the 1976 Olympic decathlon champion, is turning away from his titular identity as one of the “world’s greatest male athletes.” Jenner announced recently that he “identifies as a woman” and, with medical and surgical help, is busy reconstructing his physique.I have not met or examined Jenner, but his behavior resembles that of some of the transgender males we have studied over the years. These men wanted to display themselves in sexy ways, wearing provocative female garb. More often than not, while claiming to be a woman in a man’s body, they declared themselves to be “lesbians” (attracted to other women). The photograph of the posed, corseted, breast-boosted Bruce Jenner (a man in his mid-sixties, but flaunting himself as if a “pin-up” girl in her twenties or thirties) on the cover of Vanity Fair suggests that he may fit the behavioral mold that Ray Blanchard has dubbed an expression of “autogynephilia”—from gynephilia (attracted to women) and auto (in the form of oneself).The Emperor’s New ClothesBut the meme—that your sex is a feeling, not a biological fact, and can change at any time—marches on through our society. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes. In that tale, the Emperor, believing that he wore an outfit of special beauty imperceptible to the rude or uncultured, paraded naked through his town to the huzzahs of courtiers and citizens anxious about their reputations. Many onlookers to the contemporary transgender parade, knowing that a disfavored opinion is worse than bad taste today, similarly fear to identify it as a misapprehension.I am ever trying to be the boy among the bystanders who points to what’s real. I do so not only because truth matters, but also because overlooked amid the hoopla—enhanced now by Bruce Jenner’s celebrity and Annie Leibovitz’s photography—stand many victims. Think, for example, of the parents whom no one—not doctors, schools, nor even churches—will help to rescue their children from these strange notions of being transgendered and the problematic lives these notions herald. These youngsters now far outnumber the Bruce Jenner type of transgender. Although they may be encouraged by his public reception, these children generally come to their ideas about their sex not through erotic interests but through a variety of youthful psychosocial conflicts and concerns.First, though, let us address the basic assumption of the contemporary parade: the idea that exchange of one’s sex is possible. It, like the storied Emperor, is starkly, nakedly false. Transgendered men do not become women, nor do transgendered women become men. All (including Bruce Jenner) become feminized men or masculinized women, counterfeits or impersonators of the sex with which they “identify.” In that lies their problematic future.When “the tumult and shouting dies,” it proves not easy nor wise to live in a counterfeit sexual garb. The most thorough follow-up of sex-reassigned people—extending over thirty years and conducted in Sweden, where the culture is strongly supportive of the transgendered—documents their lifelong mental unrest. Ten to fifteen years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to twenty times that of comparable peers.Those with Gender Dysphoria Need Evidence-Based CareThere are several reasons for this absence of coherence in our mental health system. Important among them is the fact that both the state and federal governments are actively seeking to block any treatments that can be construed as challenging the assumptions and choices of transgendered youngsters. “As part of our dedication to protecting America’s youth, this administration supports efforts to ban the use of conversion therapy for minors,” said Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to President Obama.In two states, a doctor who would look into the psychological history of a transgendered boy or girl in search of a resolvable conflict could lose his or her license to practice medicine. By contrast, such a physician would not be penalized if he or she started such a patient on hormones that would block puberty and might stunt growth.What is needed now is public clamor for coherent science—biological and therapeutic science—examining the real effects of these efforts to “support” transgendering. Although much is made of a rare “intersex” individual, no evidence supports the claim that people such as Bruce Jenner have a biological source for their transgender assumptions. Plenty of evidence demonstrates that with him and most others, transgendering is a psychological rather than a biological matter.In fact, gender dysphoria—the official psychiatric term for feeling oneself to be of the opposite sex—belongs in the family of similarly disordered assumptions about the body, such as anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder. Its treatment should not be directed at the body as with surgery and hormones any more than one treats obesity-fearing anorexic patients with liposuction. The treatment should strive to correct the false, problematic nature of the assumption and to resolve the psychosocial conflicts provoking it. With youngsters, this is best done in family therapy.The larger issue is the meme itself. The idea that one’s sex is fluid and a matter open to choice runs unquestioned through our culture and is reflected everywhere in the media, the theater, the classroom, and in many medical clinics. It has taken on cult-like features: its own special lingo, internet chat rooms providing slick answers to new recruits, and clubs for easy access to dresses and styles supporting the sex change. It is doing much damage to families, adolescents, and children and should be confronted as an opinion without biological foundation wherever it emerges.But gird your loins if you would confront this matter. Hell hath no fury like a vested interest masquerading as a moral principle.http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/06/15145/?utm_source=The+Witherspoon+Institute&utm_campaign=f7089bcd6f-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_15ce6af37b-f7089bcd6f-84094405last_img read more

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Jo Goldsmith

first_imgJo Goldsmith, age 63 of Batesville, died Thursday, March 3, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health. Born June 6, 1952 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Anna (Nee: Schuck) and Gilbert Meyer. She married Bill Goldsmith July 15, 1972 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. A member of St. Louis Church, she spent 15 years as a Travel Agent.She enjoyed many interests, but sewing was her true passion and was a long time member of the Batesville Quilters Club. Perhaps a close second was her horse Tyra, a hobby she would pick up from one of her daughters that was pure enjoyment or a curse depending on who you asked. According to the kids, mom was a good cook and baker. Her chex mix and chocolate cookie crinkles at Christmas time were pretty hard to beat and although they’ve tried, no one has yet to duplicate them. They also nicknamed her the “casserole queen”, referencing her ability to take anything and turn it into a tasty dish. In recent years it was agreed Bill would do the cooking a couple of times a week. It was a short lived experiment he gave up after learning he wasn’t doing it right…..any of it. He went back to dish washing duties, left to silently ponder if it truly necessary to use every pan in the cupboard to make a meal. Other interests included being an avid Colts fan, cheering for her “boyfriend” Peyton Manning, was a Reds fan as well, loved to read pretty much anything and to the amusement of her family spent a lot of time listening to Fox News.Jo is survived by her husband Bill; daughters Lindsey Eick of Portland, Oregon, Kelley Crager of Winnsboro, South Carolina; son Josh Goldsmith of Salem, Oregon; father Gilbert Meyer of Oldenburg; sisters Barb Susorney of Marquette, Michigan, Loraine Meyer of Shelbyville, Indiana, Ruth Meyer of Columbus, Georgia, Dorothy Ziegler of Batesville; brother Ed Meyer of Harrison, Ohio and two grandchildren. In addition to her mother, she is also preceded in death her sister Anne Meyer and brother Jerome Meyer.Visitation is Tuesday, March 8th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 9th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Jo will be cremated following services and a private family service held at a later date.  The family requests memorials to the Batesville Food Pantry.last_img read more

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Melvin E. McMurray

first_imgMelvin E. McMurray, 76, of Goshen, Ohio passed away at his home Thursday April 28, 2016.  Melvin was born Thursday January 18, 1940 in North Bend, Ohio the son of Elmer and Lillian (Crouch) McMurray.  He married Elizabeth (Baker) McMurray who preceded him in death.  Melvin was a former employee of the Gear Piano Co. in Cleves.  He was a member of the Aurora Eagles.Melvin is survived by sons Melvin McMurray Jr. of Rising Sun and Rocky (Jennifer) McMurray of Aurora, daughter Roetta (David) Howard of Moores Hill, brother Elmer (Naomi) McMurray of Goshen, sisters Shirley Betler of Lake Wells, Florida; Mary Triplett of Sebring, Florida; Thelma Collins of Elkins W. Virginia; and Carolyn DeWitt of Versailles, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and many friends.Funeral services will be Tuesday May 3, 2016; 1PM at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, with Chaplain Bonnie Bohn of Vitas Hospice officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery at Milan.  Visitation will be 11-1 Tuesday at the funeral home.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home handling arrangements, 707 S. Main St, Box 243, 47031, (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

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Victory for VanDeest at Marshalltown

first_imgBy Jeremy FoxMARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (June 19) – Jared VanDeest raced to his third local Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMod feature win of the season Friday at Marshalltown Speedway.VanDeest worked his way up to take the lead on lap six. After cautions on laps 11 and 12, he had to hold off challenges from Jenae Gustin to take the hard-earned checkers. Gustin finished se­cond with Brandon Williams in third.Joel Bushore led the first five laps in the Coors Light IMCA Modified 20-lapper before a caution came out. Richie Gustin snuck by for the lead on the restart.Brian Irvine made several attempts to take the front spot away but to no avail. Josh Gilman was third.David Brandies was the leader from lap two to the finish of the Miller Lite IMCA Stock Car feature. Brandies denied a late challenge from Donavon Smith to take the win.Austin Luellen didn’t let a caution on lap seven or lapped traffic, prevent him from taking his sev­enth win of 2015 at Marshalltown. Eric Stanton and Tyson Overton were second and third, respec­tively.last_img read more

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Akande Hopes to Lift Club with Experience as Chairman Table-Tennis SectionÂ

first_img What motivated you into running for the position?The main motivation is service, selfless service and two, I’ll say effective leadership. I’ve been part of the club, I’ve been an active member in terms of club activities, not politicking and even I can see where we are as against where some of us thought we ought to be and when in that kind of situation you need to look at why are we where we are now and what do we really need? At this point I believe, as a member of the club prior to the election that the club needs a kind of effective leadership, a leader who will be a team builder and I know I can provide that effectively. What are your goals and objectives for the club?The main objective is to accelerate the speed of development. As a club we have massive facility and infrastructure but they are deteriorating very fast in terms of maintenance or the lack of adequate maintenance, also we have a situation where we need to rebuild our brand reputation. It’s not as if the club when compared to other clubs isn’t up there, but at times we get complacent and we think we are there so before you know it others overtake you, so my goal first and foremost is to ensure that we take the club as it were back to its pre-eminent elitist position in terms of public perception. We want a situation where no matter the number of clubs you mention in Nigeria, Lagos Country Club will be ranked at the very top, so to achieve that, there are things we need to do. In this tenure there will be a complete overhaul of our physical infrastructure. So what do you think will be the key to achieving these goals?The first thing is a buy-in from them to share the vision. We have put this program across to them during the electioneering and I believe the vote is a reflection of how much people believe in that, but we will not stop at that, we will still sell this vision for people to be convinced because we need funds to achieve them, everything that is good comes at a cost, so we will be needing funds. Do you think the experience of serving as the chairman of the Table-Tennis section has put you in a better position to effect change?Definitely. When you serve as the chairman of any of the sections, because the same set up you have at the club is what is obtainable at the sections and even there you have closer interactions with the members. It is like we have in the country, a federal system where you have the state and the federal, a state governor has that experience when he comes to the national level on how to manage legislators and the rest. My experience as chairman of one of the sections is of course is an added advantage, I also believe that the level of achievement myself and the team there made might also be a contributing factor to the support I got, because when you are going into election you make promises but with the experiences we’ve had it’s difficult to believe promises, you can only make references with promises that has been delivered. So having done that, people have seen the little that one was able to deliver which serves as a good reference point and I think it helped in bringing this massive support.How would you summarise your time as the chairman of the Table-Tennis section and what are the highlights during your tenure?There are so many. Even though it is not ideal to assess myself but I finished that assignment over two years ago and I’ve also had the opportunity to get feedbacks, when you leave people will talk. Generally and with all sense of modesty I want to term that as largely successful and in terms of the key moments, I’ll say for me there was no dull moments, in terms of membership interaction, sports, we were having tournaments virtually every month, the enthusiasm that was created was such that we had people willing to sponsor events and we were telling them our calendar was full.The changes in the physical infrastructure were so significant that you can still look back and see one signature there. I never did anything and put a plaque on it but up till now people can still look back and say “oh, that changing room was done during TJ’s tenure, that gallery was done, that lounge”, so they are there and those are reference points up till now, yes there has been improvements but when somebody has done something it will be stupid for you not to make your own contribution.What is your message to the club members?Well, to everybody I’ll say the support should not end with the election, the journey has just started. The election is just a means to an end, that is the starting point, so we need even a much bigger support and this time around it is not only those who supported during the election, we need everybody. As I said during my acceptance speech, whatever differences ends with the election it is now Lagos Country Club and the objective is the same, whether you belong to this camp or that camp our objective is to make Lagos Country Club greater than it is today and when one side gets the mandate everybody must collapse that support base into one for that ultimate objective. So we are together and let’s keep focus on our objective of making the club greater than what it is now so we must all work together as a team for a common goal, we cannot afford to work against each other. That’s my message to our members, we need more support, we need people to key into the vision to update the infrastructure not just to accept that we need to do this, whatever way anyone will contribute, either financially or in terms of influence that can benefit the club, every level of support will be greatly appreciated. By June 2018 we want to look back at June 2017 and say that we have travelled far.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Newly elected President of the Lagos Country Club, Tajudeen Akande has once again reiterated his pledge to take the club to the next level following his victory in their election held recently. Speaking during an interview in his office at the club, Akande promised a totally overhaul and upgrade of infrastructure at the club. Excerpts….How are you settling in into your new position?I’m just trying to get to grip with what is on ground. To be able to move smoothly it’s good to have a good understanding of what has happened, so the last couple of days has been to look at documentations and correspondences so that one can be on the same page with the career management people who are here to assist us with day to day operations.last_img read more

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UW hopes for 3-for-all

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s basketball team will look to continue a trend as they face the Michigan Wolverines Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.Having already beaten the No. 10 seed Wolverines (10-19, 3-13 Big Ten) twice during the regular season, the No. 7 seed Badgers (18-11, 7-9 Big Ten) will look to win the team’s third matchup of the year and fifth consecutive contest.In the first meeting between the two, UW came away with a narrow three-point victory in Ann Arbor, where four Badgers scored in double figures. The contest in Madison saw a slightly more comfortable win for the Badgers, as a 20-point effort from Janese Banks led Wisconsin to a 13-point victory.”We played great defense,” point guard Rae Lin D’Alie said of the team’s two wins. “Both of those wins were a team game. The first one, we were struggling a little bit more on offense, and our defense really came through for us. That’s what we’ve got to rely on.”Unlike many of the other teams in the Big Ten, Michigan does not rely on any one player in particular for its scoring production. In fact, the team’s leading scorer, 6-foot-6 center Krista Phillips, averages only 8.1 points per game, and no player on the team averages more than 26 minutes a game. Janelle Cooper, the team’s second leading scorer, put up 19 points against the Badgers at the Kohl Center, forward Carly Benson scored 13 and Phillips added 10.”They’re extremely deep,” Wisconsin head coach Lisa Stone said. “They change their starting lineup almost every single game this year. It’s more about us recognizing personnel than any one player getting hot. They substitute rapidly and randomly, and we can’t get caught up in that. We just have to play our game.”Michigan is so deep, in fact, that all 14 Wolverines average at least seven minutes of playing time per game. With such a balanced attack and contributions from many players off the bench, the Badgers must stay on their toes on the defensive side of the ball.”That’s just a great tribute to their basketball team that everybody’s contributing,” guard Jolene Anderson said. “We’ve got to know who we’re guarding and what their tendencies are and just take those away.””That right there can be dangerous if there’s not really a go-to player,” D’Alie added. “If there’s several that contribute, that definitely can be dangerous. We’ve just got to focus back to defense.”Forward Mariah Dunham feels that the Wolverines will give Wisconsin a healthy dose of Phillips in the low post.”I think it’s going to be a good matchup for us,” Dunham said. “She’s got great hands for being that tall, and she can also run the floor. Sometimes it seems like just because of her size, she gets the extra rebound or does some of the little things. I definitely think if we stop her and stop some of their penetration, we can come out with a W.”As is the case with any postseason tournament, regular-season records mean little. Despite Michigan’s 3-13 conference record, the Badgers certainly realize the potential for any team to do well regardless of the standings.”Michigan’s playing well as of right now,” Anderson said. “They’re a great basketball team. Their record doesn’t show what their capabilities are. We’ve beat them twice, but that doesn’t mean anything going into the Big Ten Tournament. Anything can happen.”That anything includes an upset, which Stone and her team hope to avoid.”The third time needs to be better because the first two we didn’t play all that well,” Stone said. “Michigan, on the other hand, is thinking this is the third time; it’s tough to beat a team three times and all those old clichés that we have to avoid. It’s a new season, and we have new life.”A win against the Wolverines would be just the second Big Ten Tournament win for head coach Lisa Stone and would move the Badgers to the second round, where they would take on the No. 2 seed Purdue.last_img read more

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Wimbledon: Federer, Djokovic through to Last 16

first_imgFederer will play Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov and Djokovic faces Adrian Mannarino in the last 16 tomorrow.An early argument with the umpire seemed to fire up Djokovic, who told the official to “focus” – something he later apologised for – and then appeared to take his own advice.From a break of serve down at 4-2, the Serb powered into a 6-4 5-0 lead and had a set point for 10 straight games. Gulbis, 28, clung on briefly but the second set soon disappeared and the Latvian then had lengthy treatment on his back.Ranked down at 548 after a succession of injuries, the former world number 10 recovered sufficiently to earn a break point at the start of the third set.Djokovic, a friend of Gulbis since their junior academy days in Germany, snuffed out the danger but required a tie-break to eventually see off the Latvian after two hours and 12 minutes.The 35-year-old Federer kept up the form that has seen him rated as the favourite to land a record eighth title, and first since 2012.The Swiss played beautifully to overcome the attacking serve-volley game of Zverev, the man who beat Andy Murray in fourth round at the Australian Open in January.Zverev pegged back Federer from 4-1 to earn a tie-break in the first set but a terrific backhand volley brought up set point for the seven-time champion and he duly converted.A spectacular return game that included drive backhand and forehand winners gave Federer the crucial break early in the second set, and a Zverev double-fault gave up the initiative in the third.A 27th win in 29 matches this year was wrapped up after one hour and 49 minutes, and the Swiss heads into week two in ideal shape.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former champions Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic were in impressive form as they reached the fourth round at Wimbledon in straight sets yesterday.Third seed Federer played superbly in a 7-6 (7-3) 6-4 6-4 win over German 27th seed Mischa Zverev on Centre Court. Djokovic, seeded second, had earlier looked fired up as he beat Latvia’s Ernests Gulbis 6-4 6-1 7-6 (7-2).last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20, 2014

first_imgSaturday, July 19, 2014•2:35 a.m. Jan G. Horne, 21, Braman, Okla. was arrested and bonded charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.•2:35 p.m. Dustin L. Hoss, 32, Wellington was arrested on a city of Wellington bench warrant for failure to appear.•2:35 p.m. Dustin L. Hoss, 32, Wellington was arrested on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for criminal trespass and possession of marijuana.•3:54 p.m. Officers investigated burglary, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia by a known suspect(s) in the 200 block S. F, Wellington.•6:31 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary of a television and DVD’s in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•9:21 p.m. Letitia R. Pepe, 26, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•11:15 p.m. Melody M. Brown, 39, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, sale of methamphetamine and theft.•11:16 p.m. Officers investigated domestic battery by a known suspect(s) in the 1000 block N. Myles Drive, Wellington.•11:30 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block E. Lincoln, Wellington. Sunday, July 20, 2014•12:56 a.m. Thaddeus J. Myers, 40, Wellington was arrested, charged, and confined with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, possession of methamphetamine, conspiracy to sell controlled substance, distribution of methamphetamine and theft.•Kassie S. Cole, 22, Wellington was served a summons to appear for theft.•2:12 p.m. Officers investigated sexual exploitation of a child and indecent liberties by a known suspect with a child in the 400 block S. Blaine, Wellington.•5:02 p.m. Officers took a report of found weapon in the 900 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•8 p.m. Officers took a report of found dolly in the area of U.S. 81 and Mill, Wellington. Wellington Police notes for Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20, 2014: Friday, July 18, 2014• 8:00 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicle windows in the 500 block U.S. 81, Wellington.•8:48 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 1100 block N. Park, Wellington.•3 p.m. Drake C. Rains, 18, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with rape.•11:30 p.m. Felicia D. Tidwell, 19, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.last_img read more

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