What you should know about Sam Warburton

first_imgAs a youngster, Warburton used to spend a lot of time in the gym trying to get bigger and stronger – but he might well have been doing himself more damage. Since he’s cut down on the gym work he’s also cut down on the number of injuries he’s picked up. It may be coincidence, but it seems the less strain he puts on his body in the gym, the more rewards he’s reaping on the pitch. Leading the way: Sam Warburton first captained Wales against the Barbarians in JuneBy Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features EditorSAM WARBURTON recently said to me that he was content being a quiet member of the Wales squad, that he wasn’t quite ready to be shouting orders at the more senior members around him.In a couple of months things have changed dramatically for the openside flanker as he’s had to take on more vocal responsibility as Wales captain for their last three matches. And with Matthew Rees now a serious injury doubt for the World Cup, he could be fulfilling that leadership role in New Zealand too.While Wales will struggle to find an adequate replacement for Rees in the middle of the front row, they have someone more than capable of taking on the captaincy mantle, as he proved by winning Man of the Match in the 19-9 win over England in Cardiff.Warren Gatland said of his captain’s performance: “Sam was absolutely outstanding. That defensive effort at the breakdown stopped England getting momentum.”So what do we know about the Welsh back-rower? Here are five reasons why Warburton’s proving such a hit…1. Learning from the master Warburton has learnt his trade at Cardiff Blues under the tutelage on one of the greatest opensides of the professional era, Martyn Williams. While he may end up denying his mentor a 100th Wales cap, Warburton himself has mastered the same snaffling skills at the breakdown and provides his team with plenty of turnover ball.2. Gym won’t fix it LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Running man: Warburton scores against Italy3. Multi-taskerAs well as his scavenging abilities at the contact area, Warburton is also a solid tackler, a decent lineout option and offers himself as a powerful ball-carrier too, as his try against Italy showed.4. Leading from the frontWhile he admits to being hugely nervous before a Test in which he is captain, he seems to thrive on those nerves. He was undoubtedly one of Wales best players during this year’s Six Nations and has improved yet further during the last three games. He’s been to the fore of Wales’ game plan and hasn’t been found wanting in terms of his decision making. 5. Rounded individualWhile he’s not someone to let his hair down out on the town – he prefers a protein shake to a few beers – he keeps himself occupied off the pitch. He plays the drums, likes walking the family’s dogs and is even looking into property development. He certainly knows how to switch off to rugby.last_img read more

Success at SDL Auctions North West

first_imgIn the first SDL Auctions North West auction of 2018 at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 28 February, residential properties with potential proved popular.A good example was 12-14 Slater Street in Bolton, a fire-damaged two bedroomed end of terrace property which had a guide price of £39,000+ and eventually sold for £61,000.Andy Thompson, Senior Valuer at SDL Auctions North West, said, “This was a lot with opportunities. It was formerly two properties and was converted into one, so offers a considerable amount of space. Despite some fire damage, it was clearly identified as a project with potential.”At the AJ Bell Stadium, good prices were also achieved for an apartment (pictured) in Handforth which sold for £166,500 from a guide price of £145,000+. This was described as a stunning three bedroomed apartment in a development of 12 luxury apartments within a Grade II façade.Manchester auction SDL Auctions North West auction auctioneers April 16, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Success at SDL Auctions North West previous nextAgencies & PeopleSuccess at SDL Auctions North WestThe Negotiator16th April 20180509 Viewslast_img read more

Tri-State Alliance Holds Press Conference To Set The Record Straight

first_imgTri-State Alliance Holds Press Conference To Set The Record StraightSEPTEMBER 15TH, 2018 MEGAN DIVENTI EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe Tri-State Alliance in Evansville is addressing controversies surrounding the organization.“After reviewing all records, all donations, all expenditures, we found that everything was in order,” says Wally Paynter, Tri-State Alliance president.  This comes after the IRS revoked the Tri-State Alliance’s non-profit status for failing to file the proper tax exemption form.“We made an error and that error was with the 990’s,” says Paynter. “Regrettably, we met the deadline with the extension, we met the deadline to file the 990 and that would be the 2016 public statement. We did not include a schedule A.”The TSA says they resubmitted the return which wasn’t fully submitted. The tax status was suspended and they have appealed that decision. Former board member Kelley Coures also stepped down from the group after he says a person advised him there might be a potential misuse of resources within the organization.“The rumor that the former VP mentioned is completely false,” says Julie Robinson, TSA board member. “There is nothing sketchy about the numbers. There was just a misinformed out of a stack of forms. And it’s really unfortunate.”They say their next steps include initiating an audit to see what recommendations the auditor might have.“We’re going to start with the current audit I believe of this year or last year and the prior year and I’m certain we’ll go further,” says Robinson. “We’re just going to do another board member meeting before we continue because we want to provide transparency, full transparency as quickly as we can.”A quarterly meeting will be held in December and a meeting in January will take place to approve the 990 for 2018.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more