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Natural Workouts: Wild Workouts with the World’s Fittest Man

first_imgErwan Le Corre, a French-born free diver, ultra runner, rock climber, grappler, and all-around athlete is the creator of MovNat, a training system designed to reintroduce modern man to the natural movements and escape the overweight, overspecialized beings we are today. MovNat takes the athletes out of the gym or specific sports like cycling and puts them into the wilderness where he’ll sprint up hills, climb trees, crawl through brush, carry boulders, balance on logs—all the skills our distant ancestors had to have in order to survive back when survival depended more on physical fitness than on 401(k) returns.“We all have these instinctual movement patterns built into our primal memories,” Le Corre says. The problem is that in today’s world, we’ve moved beyond these instinctual patterns into specialized movements and skills. As a result, we have body builders who can bench press 400 pounds, but can’t run a mile. Marathon runners who couldn’t lift their own body weight. Gym rats who have forgotten how to jump or sprint. Office rats who have forgotten how to climb a tree.“I see a world coming where ‘walking’ will become just a notion,” Le Corre says. “A skill of the past. A world where people will have to learn how to walk again.”Erwan Le Corre throws rocks and runs barefoot—two fundamentals of Natural Movement.Erwan Le Corre throws rocks and runs barefoot—two fundamentals of Natural Movement.Le Corre has a name for the condition he’s lamenting. He calls it the “Zoo Human Syndrome,” a physical, mental, and spiritual funk brought on by overspecialization and a general disconnection from our natural selves.“Specialization in sport and in life is a domestication process. It’s resulted in the human zoo, with specialized workers in a square room who trade their square office for square gyms and treadmills,” Le Corre says. “We all suffer from this zoo human syndrome. It disconnects us from our true nature, from the beautiful human animals we are. We now live in an environment that is unnatural: the office, the gym, the home, the pollution, the car. When you accumulate all of these things, it makes for toxic parameters, and the human animal can not thrive.”In short, man has been fully domesticated, and we’re miserable because of it. There’s a good bit of science to back up Le Corre’s philosophy. One in five Americans will suffer from severe depression at some point in their life, and more psychologists are recognizing the role of “nature deficit” in clinical depression. Separate studies performed at the University of Illinois and England’s Essex University suggest that outdoor exercise is a more effective treatment for depression than pharmaceuticals. Forget depression, take a look at the obesity rates and rising instances of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and you might come to the conclusion that our society has strayed too far from our natural, physical selves. Even fit athletes who dominate their sport suffer from side effects of the Zoo Human syndrome.Overspecialization in one discipline can lead to repetitive stress injuries, like the shin splints and bad knees of runners or the lower back pain of cyclists. If you’re a competitive swimmer, there’s a good chance you’ve already had at least one shoulder surgery.“If you repeat the same motion over and over, eventually, your body rejects that motion,” Le Corre says. Instead of mastering one sport, humans are meant to be competent in all athletic activities. “From an evolutionary perspective, humans have been successful because we were able to master a whole range of movement skills. We don’t just swim; we climb, we run, we crawl, we jump.”The variety of movement skills allowed us to adapt to a range of habitats, and hunt a spectrum of prey. Le Corre wants us to return to the basic knowledge of movement that allowed humans to be so successful. Even though you’re in no danger of having to chase down a wild animal for dinner, there are still practical applications for becoming a movement “generalist.” Being able to run 100 miles straight or bench press 400 pounds is neat, but these aren’t necessarily functional skills in nature or the city. Being strong enough to carry your wife out of the woods when she breaks her leg, or adept enough to swim across the current when you fall into a river, or able to jump out of a second story window and land without breaking your neck–that’s functional fitness. And that’s where Le Corre would like to take his students. To the point that they’re so well-rounded and physically fit, that they can handle themselves in any given situation. The goal is to create “generalist” athletes who can do the basic movement skills that made us so successful in the first place: sprint, jump, swim, crawl, climb, and fight.It’s a philosophy based on an obscure French form of training created by Georges Hebert in 1902 called Methode Naturelle. After seeing disaster strike an island and an entire population too unfit to save themselves, Hebert developed a training method based on the principle that it is possible to arrive at a high degree of physical development without the help of devices or facilities, simply by imitating the natural gestures of men living in nature. Hebert wanted to ensure his French countrymen were physically fit enough to take care of themselves and each other in any situation. His motto was “to be strong to be useful.” Le Corre’s MovNat is a re-imagining of Herbert’s Methode Naturelle, stripped of Hebert’s moral undertones and repackaged for the 21st century.I watched a Youtube video of Le Corre practicing MovNat in Brazil. In the short clip, he’s shirtless and barefoot running through the woods, then sprinting on the beach, pulling himself up and over boulders, cliff jumping into the surf, swimming through crystal clear rivers. It’s a beautiful clip that makes MovNat look slick and effortless, but how practical is it? Can MovNat’s principles be applied to the Southern Appalachians or the neighborhood park? And more importantly, can you really get fit by mimicking the movements that our luxurious lifestyles have rendered nearly obsolete.Le Corre is confident in his method: “MovNat is very simple and very accessible. Forget about the crazy stunts you see in TV or the movies. The first rule of survival is to avoid trauma. You never want to be hurt. So you progress gradually. You explore first. That’s the most important element. Exploration. But train in this way and you will progress. You will become strong. Not strong as in big guns, but strong as in fit. You will be prepared for whatever may come.”The first time I tried to incorporate MovNat methods, I was running my standard four-mile loop through my neighborhood trails. I saw a low boulder, maybe three feet high, and inspired by Le Corre’s video, I decided to jump on top of it and bound off, maintaining my stride. Then I saw a park bench. So I vaulted over that. Then I saw a downed log, so I walked across it as if it were a high wire. I ended up climbing trees for 30 minutes. It was less of a run and more of an exploration of my surroundings—just like when I was a kid, romping through the woods in my neighborhood. The movements felt foreign, and I was completely self-conscious, worried that someone would see me out there in the woods, acting like a kid.Le Corre“Most people who see me training don’t understand what I’m doing,” Le Corre says. “They see people carrying a rock or leaping on a boulder, and they don’t understand the movements. It’s crazy to realize people don’t recognize natural movements any more.”I’m the perfect example of this phenomenon. Being fully enveloped by my Zoo Human existence, I actually had to re-learn how to climb a tree. Eventually, my movements transitioned from awkward and self-conscious to fluid and carefree. I was having fun, but was it a solid workout? Without knocking off a certain number of bicep curl reps and sit-ups, how could I gauge how hard I had worked? My question was answered the next day, when I woke to find scrapes on my legs, blisters on my hands, and muscle soreness in places I didn’t know I had muscles. If I was this sore and fatigued from a 45-minute run with some tree climbing and boulder hopping thrown in, what sort of condition would I be in after a full-blown MovNat workout?If you want to get a true sense for the kind of workout that Le Corre is pushing, watch a child play in the backyard. He jumps from a boulder, sprints to a log, falls down and starts crawling. Then he stands up, balances on a log, picks up a rock and throws it. Then he climbs a tree. And then does it all again, and again.“Kids are our guides. They show us the way,” Le Corre says. “They have no predefined notion of fitness. It’s all play and exploration.”And while they play, their imagination is working. The child’s imagination gives each movement more intensity. Here’s an example. Try to walk across a log, balancing and not falling. Now, try to walk across that same log as if there is a raging current of whitewater below it and to fall means certain death.The key to MovNat, is connecting these movements into a seamless pattern. Armed with the basic principles of Le Corre’s method and some suggested exercises, I head to my neighborhood park. I scribbled the workout on a sheet of paper and kept it with me, my Zoo Human brain still grasping for some sort of routine, some sort of quantifiable progression. I don’t want to do it wrong. I don’t want to miss a muscle group. The park has a baseball field, basketball court, playground. There are hills, trees, benches, rocks, fences—everything Le Corre says I’ll need.I began the movements Le Corre set out for me slowly, starting with a jog that leads into a series of long jumps. Then monkey crawls into full sprints. Then broad jumps and crab crawls. At first, I consulted my cheat sheet constantly, making sure I hit the right number of reps, follow the specific progression of movements. I moved from crawling to sprinting to climbing to jumping to shadow boxing, just as it’s laid out for me by Le Corre. I’d played baseball and basketball in this park before, but never anything like this.  Again, I moved from awkward, self-conscious movements to joyful, carefree play. And then something extraordinary happened. My imagination kicked in, and I started getting excited about random objects I found in the park, like a parking gate and a 20-foot high fence. With MovNat on my brain, the parking gate didn’t just keep my car out of the parking lot, it served as a barrier to vault over and crawl under. The fence didn’t just keep stray softballs from hitting spectators, it gave me the opportunity to test my climbing prowess.The more I played at MovNat, the more potential for movement and training I saw in the environment around me.“Usually, runners run for distance or time. They see the trail, and that’s it,” Le Corre says. “But think about how a kayaker reads the water. He sees things, ways to play in the water that people who aren’t kayakers can’t see. A climber sees a rock wall completely different than a non-climber. He reads the rock in a way that you don’t. To non-climbers, a rock cliff is a rock cliff, but to climbers, the rock cliff is a source of play. The more you explore your natural movements, the more you’ll see. The more you’ll feel like an animal.”And this is where the true benefit of MovNat is found. Yes, this will get you into shape. Do it long enough and it will turn you into a generalist—a holistically fit individual. But it also opens your eyes to the potential of the world around you. Before MovNat, a park bench was for sitting. After MovNat, a park bench is a balance beam. A box jump. A vault. It is a complete conditioning device. I am moving in a way I’ve never moved before and I’m perceiving the world in a completely different manner.Of all the elements that contribute to the domestication found within Le Corre’s Zoo Human Syndrome, our training methods are the most simple to adjust.  But changing the way we train may just be the catalyst for more significant changes in our life.“We’re not supposed to be depressed. We’re supposed to be happy. We’re not supposed to be obese, we’re supposed to be fit. When we stop moving, that’s when we get into trouble,” Le Corre says. “If people change the way they move, they change their experience. They change their perception. They change the way they think.” • According to Le Corre, there are 12 key natural movements incorporated into MovNat.“These natural movements belong to everyone. We all have these instinctual movement patterns built into our primal memories,” Le Corre says. “Most people need coaching through these movements because they’ve been disconnected for too long from their true nature.”The 12 key movements of MovNat:WalkingRunningJumpingBalancingWalking on all foursClimbingLiftingCarryingThrowingCatchingDefendingSwimmingHere are five exercises that incorporate some of these movements to get you started. Tree climbing: Find a tree and climb it. For an extra workout, climb up and through one tree, drop to the ground, sprint to another tree, climb up and through and continue until exhaustion.Monkey Walk: Crawl on all fours with your chest facing the ground. Get your legs wide and try to keep your butt low.Crab walk: The reverse of the monkey walk, you’re on all fours but with your chest facing upwards. Works the shoulders, core, and legs.Balance beam squat: Stand on a log. Once you’re comfortable with walking across the entire log, incorporate full squats. Each step you take forward, drop so your butt is almost touching the log. Maintain balance and rise. Take another step and repeat until you reach the other side. Run and throw: With a partner, pick up a moderately heavy rock. With rock gripped in both hands, start running at a casual pace parallel to your partner. Toss the rock to your partner while on the run. When he tosses it back to you, catch it on the run and continue. Four More Questions for Erwan LeCorre:You describe 12 natural movements within MovNat, what’s the most important? Running is the most essential skill. In most situations, running is your best option. They say, “run for your life,” not swim or climb for your life. But you can’t disregard certain movements. Imagine yourself in a situation where you have to balance across a log to reach safety. All of a sudden, that skill becomes very important. So it’s hard to define a hierarchy of skills. To be most effective, you need to be able to do all things.Does MovNat address more than just a person’s physical health? The Zoo Human is like taking a wild animal and putting him in a zoo. Yes, he will live longer, but will he live happy? MovNat goes beyond exercise. Natural movement is one of several lifestyle matters that need to be changed. It aims to rehab the way we move, but hopefully, people will also look at the air we breathe, the food we eat, the way we sleep. There are plenty of coping mechanisms available to help you cope with your physical, mental, and spiritual suffering. TV, alcohol, money, drugs. But they only treat the symptoms, not the cause. You have to respect the needs of your true nature, and be aware of the zoo life. Without this perception, you can’t change anything. People don’t need another fitness method. People are hungry for meaning. For nature. MovNat is a complete education system that empowers zoo humans to experience their true nature.MovNat is designed to develop athletic “generalists,” but what’s wrong with being a specialist? There’s nothing inherently wrong about specializing. When you specialize, you make greater progress in a given field, and have the bliss of mastering something. Now it also often causes chronic injuries, can cause physical imbalances in the body, or can just get boring. Also for preparedness for real-world situations, specializing would lead to failure. If you are a runner but are pushed to a wall and cannot run, you have to fight back. If you are a fighter but have to escape a flood, maybe you need to climb.Why is it so important to re-learn these primitive movement skills? Why do I need to know how to climb a tree and fight? The modern lifestyle has made natural movement skills optional. So why run? Why jump? Why…walk? Because even a highly civilized world holds a multitude of situations where our evolutionary capacities remain indispensable. MovNat training emphasizes the body’s natural ability to move in an adaptive manner, in relation to a situation or context. Consequently, the movements trained can always be linked to a practical application that justifies them. MovNat trains you to become a well-rounded natural athlete, ready for a wide range of practical actions in various kinds of situations.last_img read more

US Donates Ventilators to Bolivia to Support Hospitals in the Fight Against COVID-19

first_imgBy Voice of America (VOA)/Edited by Diálogo Staff September 25, 2020 On August 25, during the formal presentation of 200 ventilators donated by the United States at the Bolivian government palace, Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Áñez said that the medical equipment would be equally distributed across the country.Áñez welcomed the donation, which “will strengthen the health system,” in addition to other important measures, such as hospital refurbishment. She also confirmed that the South American country is focused on three objectives: to protect democracy, the economy, and the population’s health.For his part, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Bruce Williamson said that the donation, valued at $2.5 million, was possible thanks to the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support Bolivia in the fight against the novel coronavirus.The donation follows a similar donation in July, together totaling 450 ventilators.last_img read more

Crucial benefits communication strategies

first_imgAs a business leader, you spend a lot of time and effort—not to mention expense—to provide the best possible benefits for your employees. After all, ensuring that the members of your workforce are happy and healthy helps ensure that they are effective and productive at work. According to a recent study, “Satisfied and workers who feel well provide better customer service and are more productive each day, leading to a 12% spike in productivity for your business and higher profits.”1With all the resources you’re expending on employee benefits, it would be a shame for your efforts to fall flat due to a failure of communication. You could have the best benefits program on the market, but if your employees don’t know what they have access to or how to navigate their plans, you won’t be getting the maximum benefit from your program.Fortunately, there are multiple ways to communicate employee benefits with your workforce. In this blog post, we’ll discuss crucial benefits communication strategies that will help your business get the most from its benefits program. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Australia reports community spread of novel flu in Victoria

first_img Victoria’s health minister, Daniel Andrews, said in a statement today that the state’s move to a modified sustain phase of its influenza plan is being done to focus on protecting vulnerable people from the virus rather than containing the virus. Vulnerable groups include seniors, students at special development schools, hospital patients, and those who have chronic illnesses. See also: Jun 3, 2009 (CIDRAP News) – Australian health officials acknowledged today that the novel H1N1 influenza virus has achieved sustained community transmission in the state of Victoria, where 521 cases were reported today, an increase of 126 since yesterday. The spread of the virus in Victoria suggests that the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) formal criterion for a full-fledged pandemic (pandemic alert phase 6)—sustained community transmission in more than one global region—has probably been met. The WHO has been holding off on a pandemic declaration because of concern that it may trigger undue alarm, given that the illness is mild in most cases. This week the agency said it would come up with a way to rate the disease’s severity and provide related guidance in an effort to reduce undue alarm from a pandemic declaration. Australia’s overall novel H1N1 case count reached 633 today, with all eight states and territories reporting cases. In addition to Victoria’s cases, New South Wales has reported 70, and Queensland has reported 26. For the remaining states and the two territories, case numbers are in the single digits. At a news briefing yesterday, Dr. Keiji Fukuda of the WHO described Australia as one of several countries that seemed to be in transition between having scattered travel-related and institutional H1N1 cases and having sustained community transmission. He said the WHO had not yet seen evidence of “really widespread community transmission” in those countries. “The decision to move to a modified sustain phase of our plan acknowledges that Victoria’s response to the H1N1 influenza virus is proportionate to the risk to the community,” Andrews said. Raina MacIntyre, professor of infectious diseases and epidemiology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, told CIDRAP News that Victoria is the only state where sustained community transmission appears to be occurring. More than 75% of cases have occurred in children aged 5 to 18, she said. Schools will no longer automatically close if a student has a flu-like illness, though large numbers of confirmed cases in a school might warrant closure. The state will provide antiviral treatment only to those who have novel flu infections and their household contacts, require people with confirmed cases to isolate themselves for 3 days after starting treatment, conduct intensive surveillance in high-risk settings such as nursing homes, and enhance community surveillance for illnesses and changes in the circulating influenza strains. The normal influenza season in Australia and the rest of the southern hemisphere is just getting under way, and global health officials worry that the novel flu virus could change when it circulates alongside the seasonal strains. Though weekly reports on Australia’s flu season haven’t yet begun, MacIntyre said so far labs are reporting that both seasonal and flu viruses are circulating. Jun 3 Australia Department of Health and Ageing update The Australia Department of Health and Ageing said the pandemic response for Victoria has been raised from “contain” to “sustain.” The resulting measures “will enable Victoria to more appropriately respond to the relatively higher number of cases and the sustained community transmission of the infection in Victoria,” the agency said in a statement. Jun 3 Victoria Department of Human Services press releaselast_img read more

Is Man Utd vs Cardiff on TV? Channel, live stream, time, odds and team news

first_imgMORE: Man Utd, Tottenham and Liverpool all considering summer move for Benfica star Gedson FernandesMORE: Brighton players ‘spotted out on the town for three nights in a row’ ahead of Man City game on last day of the season Advertisement Head-to-head in last five meetings 22 Dec 2018 – Cardiff 1-5 Man Utd – Premier League28 Jan 2014 – Man Utd 2-0 Cardiff – Premier League24 Nov 2013 – Cardiff 2-2 Man Utd – Premier League01 Mar 1975 – Man Utd 4-0 Cardiff – Division Two31 Aug 1974 – Cardiff 0-1 Man Utd – Division Two Neil Warnock is heading back to the Championship with Cardiff (Picture: Getty Images)When is Man Utd vs Cardiff?AdvertisementAdvertisementThe match is on Sunday 12 May with kick-off at 3pm at Old Trafford.Is Man Utd vs Cardiff on TV and is there a live stream?Unfortunately not, Sky Sports are showing Brighton vs Man City and Liverpool vs Wolves on Sunday afternoon as the Premier League title race comes to a head.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityTeam newsIt is going to be a youthful Manchester United side on display at Old Trafford with the likes of Tahith Chong, Angel Gomes and Mason Greenwood all likely to be involved.Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Anthony Martial are all lacking fitness and will likely miss out.Jesse Lingard and Antonio Valencia have both been struggling with injury but should be available.Harry Arter and Victor Camarasa are both unavailable for Cardiff through injury.What are the odds? (Courtesy of Betfair)2/7 Man Utd11/2 Draw11/1 Cardiff Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to end the season on a high (Picture: Getty Images)Manchester United bring their Premier League season to a close at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon as they host Cardiff City.United can no longer make it into the top four after picking up just two points from their last four games, but will be hoping they can leapfrog Arsenal and finish fifth in what has been a disappointing season.Cardiff have nothing to play for but pride with their relegation already confirmed and 18th spot in the table guaranteed.The Bluebirds have not beaten the Red Devils since 1960 and were on the wrong end of a 5-1 thrashing when they met earlier this season.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Phil HaighSunday 12 May 2019 11:54 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Is Man Utd vs Cardiff on TV? Channel, live stream, time, odds and team newslast_img read more

Broncos star Matt Gillett offloads Brisbane investment property

first_imgThis home at 19 Kalbarri Court, North Lakes, is under contract. This home at 19 Kalbarri Court, North Lakes, is under contract.The basic, brick home on 507 sqm was built by Coral Homes in the early 2000s and has been a $430/week rental. Gillett and his wife are building their new home on a 6000sq m block of land in Warner in Brisbane’s south, which they bought for $800,000 in 2016. Brisbane Broncos player Matt Gillett has sold an investment property. Photo: AAP/Ric Frearson.BRISBANE NRL star Matt Gillett has offloaded another one of his property holdings as he continues to build a new home with his wife, Skye.Just a few months after selling their five-bedroom family home in Albany Creek for $736,000, an investment property in North Lakes owned by the Brisbane Broncos player has gone under contract after being on the market for just 15 days. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE center_img Brisbane Broncos player Matt Gillett with his wife, Skye, and daughter, Harper. Picture: Peter Wallis.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoHe’s managed to fetch $470,000 for the four-bedroom home, which was listed for offers over $469,000.Records show Gillett paid $415,000 for the property in 2010. HI-TECH LIVING HERE NOW NEW BACKYARD TREND HITS AUSTRALIA WHERE LAND IS IN DEMAND last_img read more

Fairytale auction ending for Gold Coast cottage inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk

first_imgThe new owners of 5A Magnetic Drive, Tamborine Mountain, hope to live happily ever after.MAGIC beans weren’t traded to secure the keys to a Jack and the Beanstalk-inspired cottage but it was a fairytale ending to a competitive auction. Seven bidders vied for the keys of the enchanting cottage in the Hinterland, which was built by an English author. A drawn-out auction where 21 bids were placed saw the hammer fall at $655,000 for the property at 5A Magnetic Drive, Tamborine Mountain. MORE NEWS: New top sale notched for Coast “If you buy a new house they have no character. This is a one-off, you won’t get anything else like this,” Mr Mudie said when the property hit the market. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa9 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“Mt Tamborine is really nice, I look down at the Gold Coast and see the sunrise and on certain days of the year the moon comes up and lights up the South Pacific and it becomes an inky black colour.” A Brisbane-based buyer secured the keys. It is affectionately known as Foh Fum Cottage.The property has two titles, one of which the couple will build their next home on.“We are not moving off the mountain, I never got round to building the second property so we will sell this and build the next one,” Mr Mudie said.“We will probably make it an alpine log cabin — a totally different take.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:40Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:40 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenOpen for inspection etiquette for buyers00:41 The cottage, inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk, sold under the hammer for $655,000.Investors, locals and house hunters from Brisbane and the Gold Coast all showed interest in the two-bedroom house. Harcourts Scenic agent Tom Van, who sold the property alongside Eli Van, said it was an action packed auction day. “It was a mad house, it was all going on,” he said. “There was a sausage sizzle, coffee, champagne and balloons out.“It (the auction) went for a while because at one point bidding stalled as a phone bidder came in and they ended up buying it.” Mr Van said the Brisbane-based buyers planned on moving into the property in the future and hoped to live happily ever after. The property was owned by author William Andrew Mudie and his wife Lynne. Seven parties registered to bid at the auction.The property, called Foh Fum Cottage, was built by engineer and writer William Andrew Mudie. The author’s cottage has been home to Mr Mudie and his wife Lynne for the past two decades, with four of his books produced there. Mr Mudie’s books, The Foh Fum Legends, follow the real stories behind fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. MORE NEWS: More Coast properties selling at a profit last_img read more

Cardinals Win 7th Grade SEI Tourney

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 7th grade team played the South Ripley Raiders on Thursday night in the finals of the SEI Tournament 47-29. Both teams were looking to cap off their very successful season with a chance to cut down the nets. The Cardinals had a little more riding on the game as they were also looking to avenge an earlier season loss against the very talented South Ripley Raiders team.The game started with the Cardinals controlling the tip, and for the most part, the rest of the game. The Cardinals, known to play good defense, turned in one of their best defensive performances of the year, as they shut down the Raiders in the 1st quarter not allowing them to score. They also came out shooting well as Andrew Oesterling and Wil Freeland both knocked in shots from 3 pt range to help put the St. Louis up 14-0 at the end of the quarter. The second quarter was played fairly even and the half ended by the score of 24-11.The Raiders came out in the third quarter and hit their first 5 out of 6 shots but the Cardinals were able to answer the call highlighted by a 3 pointer in the corner by Riley Schebler. The Cardinals outscored the Raiders by a point and the 3rd quarter ended 37-23. The fourth quarter came down to playing good defense and making free throws for the Cardinals, which they did, as they outscored the Raiders 10-6 and were 8 for 10 from the line. The game ended with the Cardinals winning by the score of 47 – 29.The scoring for the Cardinals consisted of Wil Freeland with 7, Riley Schebler 7, Andrew Oesterling 17, Leyton Ratcliff 8, and Sam Voegele 8. Defensively the team was led by Schebler and Oesterling on the perimeter and Sam Voegele controlled the boards again as he pulled down a season high 14 rebounds.The Cardinals finished the season 23-2. The championship win brings back the trophy to St. Louis for the first since 2005 when the SEI tournament started. Congratulations should be given to both South Ripley Raiders and St. Louis Cardinals for a great season.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

Prauner paces Super Nationals SportMod qualifier

first_imgKyle PraunerBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Kyle Prauner will start from the pole in Saturday’s main event for Northern SportMods at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Prauner drove high around defending champion Johnathon Logue on the 20th of 25 laps in winning the coveted starting position in Monday’s opening night qualifying feature at Boone Speedway.Tony Olson passed Logue for second; a late caution erased Logue’s bid to regain the lead and he chased Prauner and Olson the last three times around the oval.Completing the top eight finishers and the rest of the inside row were Matthew Looft, Jared VanDeest, Nelson Vollbrecht, Jacob Krone and Sam Wieben.Logue restarted inside row one following a caution on the initial start. The race was red-flagged after Brandon Williams got into the wall and rolled on the backstretch on lap 21.VanDeest raced his way into a qualifying spot from 25th starting; Vollbrecht and Wieben started side-by-side in the 14th row.Olson will make his career fifth Saturday night start at Super Nationals. Logue and Vollbrecht are both in the main event for the third time, Prauner, VanDeest and Wieben for the second, and Looft and Krone each for the first.Feature results – 1. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb.; 2. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids; 3. Johnathon Logue, Boone; 4. Matthew Looft, Swea City; 5. Jared VanDeest, Holland; 6. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb.; 7. Jacob Krone, Beloit, Kan.; 8. Sam Wieben, Dysart; 9. Jake McBirnie, Boone; 10. Greg Metz, Washington, Kan.; 11. Tara Longnecker, Woodward; 12. Josh Pfeifer, Spencer, Neb.; 13. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa; 14. Benji Legg, Beatrice, Neb.; 15. Austin Frye, Taft, Calif.; 16. Clinton Luellen, Minburn; 17. Jamey Kennicutt, Gothenburg, Neb.; 18. Jake Sachau, Denison; 19. Austin Kaplan, Des Moines; 20. Brandon Williams, Des Moines; 21. Darin Roepke, LeMars; 22. Austin Schrage, Cresco; 23. Chad Ryerson, Wellsburg; 24. Adam Shelman, Ames; 25. Matt Petrzelka, Norway; 26. Dylan Petersen, Harlan; 27. Austin Luellen, Minburn; 28. Tory Mack, Surrey, N.D.; 29. Doug Smith, Lanesboro; 30. Justin Remus, New Ulm, Minn.last_img read more

Cardinals Fall Short Against Bengals

first_imgThe 7th Grade Cardinals took on the Greendale Tigers on Tuesday, January 7th.  The Cardinals played an athletic Tiger team.  The Cardinals never gave up, but came up short losing by a score of 58-8.  Henry Wanstrath and Sam Laloge led the team in scoring with 4 points each.  Christian Mack led the team in rebounds, while also collecting an assist and a steal.  The Cardinals have a quick turnaround and play the Sunman Dearborn Trojans at home on Thursday, January 9th.  Come out and support the Cardinals.  Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Tekulve.The 8th Grade Cardinals dropped another one to Greendale 56-43 bringing their record to 9 and 9.  Down 17 going into the 4th quarter, the Cardinals fought back within 7 but couldn’t bridge the gap with strong Greendale free throw shooting.  Miles had 24, Ritter 9, Conway 8, and Weiler added 2.  The Cardinals face Sunman Dearborn at home this Thursday.   Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Chad Miles with Jenny Miles.last_img read more