Coach house – The Carriage HSE Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:31:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Coach house – The Carriage HSE 32 32 The best farms and estates sold in 2021, from £2m to £20m Sat, 15 Jan 2022 15:00:05 +0000

2021 has been stellar for the farm and estate market, reports Penny Churchill, which highlights the most spectacular sales of the year.

Against all odds, 2021 has been a remarkably good year for farm and estate sales, as well-funded buyers – farmers, artists, eco-warriors and families looking for a country lifestyle – have sought to acquire one of the many fine land properties that have come on the market across the UK, at prices ranging from £2million to £20million.

Five thousand years of history lurk beneath the gently rolling landscape of the scenic 970-acre West Woodyates Manor Estate, which sits in peaceful seclusion within the Cranborne Chase AONB, 2 miles from the village of Sixpenny Handley east of east of Dorset and 11 km south of Salisbury. .

West Woodyates Manor, Dorset

Launched at an indicative price of £18.5million in July 2020, the sale of the diverse residential, agricultural, sporting and conservation estate was ‘a rich and rare event’ in this timeless part of Dorset, says the agent Salesman Clive Hopkins of Knight Frank.

At its heart is the Grade II* listed West Woodyates Manor, which dates from the 17th century or earlier and was remodeled in the early 18th century by Thomas Pitt, 1st Lord Londonderry. With some 750 hectares under cultivation and 37 hectares of permanent pasture, agriculture is still the cornerstone of the estate, with a particular focus on sports and wildlife conservation; some 50 species of birds and 30 species of butterflies, including the elusive purple emperor, inhabit its ancient forest.

Commenting on the sale of West Woodyates, which is on the market for the first time since 1929, Mr Hopkins reveals: “As expected, we saw continued interest as Christmas 2020 approached, until suddenly, An influx of resolute, UK-based buyers entered the fray in February 2021, leading to a four-party bidding with a sale completed in June 2021.’

A similar result was achieved in the case of the scenic 1,011-acre Roundtown farm estate, described by Mr Hopkins as “a truly spectacular block of rolling Hampshire countryside”, three miles from the village of Upton Gray and four miles from Basingstoke. Once part of the historic Hackwood Park estate, Roundtown hit the market in March 2021 and sold, following a lively auction, in October.

Selling a large estate or agricultural business can be a complex and time-consuming operation, often involving multiple owners, multiple properties or even an entire village, says Matthew Sudlow, estates and agricultural agency manager at Strutt & Parker.

Fortunately, having been involved in an earlier sale of the 1,306-acre Beckerings Park agricultural estate in Bedfordshire, he knew his way around when he returned to the market at an indicative price of £17million in June 2021.” The estate offered great scope for diversification and attracted interest from land-owning farmers and investors; it was sold in November to a farming family looking to expand,” he adds.

Knight Frank’s Rupert Sweeting’s thoroughbred background translates well to selling equestrian estates. After finding a buyer for North Rye House in Heythrop country in April 2021, he launched Lady Macdonald-Buchanan’s prestigious 340-acre Lavington Stud near Petworth, West Sussex, in the South Downs National Park, the same month with an indicative price of £9.5. Mr. A deal was struck and dusted by May, the buyer a North Hampshire farmer.

Savills’ Crispin Holborow has hit back with the sale of Blissamore Hall in Clanville, near Andover, North Hampshire, home to Clanville Stud Farm run by Lady Bland, whose late husband Sir Christopher Bland bought the estate in 1995. Launched in June 2020, also at a price of £9.5million, the 150-acre estate, centered on the beautiful Blissamore Hall in early Georgia, saw contracts exchanged in March of the year last, with completion in June.

One of the highlights of Mr Holborow’s year was the sale of the historic Trafalgar Park estate near Salisbury, Wiltshire, which went on the market in June 2021 with an £11million guide, and had an offer accepted in August 2021. Previously known as Standlynch, the estate was purchased by the Crown for the Nelson family in memory of the Admiral killed at Trafalgar in 1805.

It was saved from dereliction in 1995 by Michael Wade, a staunch supporter of the arts, who gradually restored the Grade I listed Georgian house set in formal gardens and parkland on the edge of the New Forest National Park and Cranborne Chase.

Leighon Estate, Manaton, Devon

Launched in February 2021; sold July 2021; guide £4.5 million; Frankish Knight

The picturesque 727-acre Leighon Estate at Manaton, five miles from Bovey Tracey, lies in a peaceful valley downwind of Hound Tor, east of Dartmoor National Park. The original moorland farmhouse was purchased in the late 1800s by the Reverend RR Wolfe, who built the current main house around an existing Devon longhouse; he sold the estate to the Singer family in 1902.

Mandinam Estate, Llangadog, Carmarthenshire

Launched August 2020; sold April 2021; guide £2.75million; Knight Frank, Llewellyn and Tustins

The Mandinam estate near Llandovery was first mentioned in records in 1660. Owned by Lloyds from 1710 into the 20th century and operated by Sellers from 1977, the estate, whose name means ‘place without blemish’ , includes the grade II-listed hall, to be modernized, a shed and an intact farmhouse, listed Grade II*.

Twyssenden Manor Estate, Goudhurst, Kent

Launched in April 2021; sale agreed May 2021; guiding £6.5 million; Savills


Set in the heart of a magical 252 acre estate in the High Weald AONB, Grade II* listed Twyssenden Manor is a 15th century manor house. It was altered and extended in the 16th and 17th centuries, then restored around 1870 by local landowner Alexander Beresford Hope, President of the RIBA and Member of Parliament for Maidstone, with advice from architects William Butterfield and George Edmund Street.

North Rye House, near Donnington, Gloucestershire

Launched September 2020; sold April 2021; guiding £6.5 million; Frankish Knight

For 30 golden years, from 1986 until his death in 2019, North Rye House was the much-loved home of famed Heythrop co-master Peter Stoddart and his wife, Joanna. The beautiful Cotswold stone house, built in 1960 in an idyllic corner of the Little Barrow estate, stands in 148 acres of gardens, pasture, parkland and woodland, 1½ miles from Stow-on-the-Wold.

Little Haugh Hall, Norton, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

Launched September 2020; sold March 2021; guide £6.35 million; Strut & Parker

Built in the 1700s and refurbished in Georgian style, Grade II* listed Little Haugh Hall stands in 60 acres of formal gardens, parkland and woodland within a 162-acre estate. It has splendid interiors, an airstrip and hangars, gites, outbuildings, a swimming pool and a tennis court. The hall has been sold to London buyers who plan to re-wild the estate.

Crosby Court, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

Launched in May 2021; sold December 2021; guiding £4.95 million; Frankish Knight

The late Charles Barker always dreamed of owning the Grade II listed Georgian Crosby Court, set in 117 acres of rolling meadows, three miles from Northallerton at the northern end of the Vale of York. His dream came true in 1998, when he and his wife, Melanie, bought the then dilapidated house, buildings and land and turned them into the model agricultural estate that the property is today.

2021 has brought many ups and downs for all of us – but in the real estate market it was pretty much just ups, because

MLK Day Events and Volunteer Opportunities (In-Person and Virtual) Thu, 13 Jan 2022 23:18:02 +0000

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is this Monday, January 17, and many events celebrating his legacy have been scheduled around the city, virtually and in person. Here is a list of some events and volunteer opportunities happening in West and Southwest Philadelphia and online. To explore other MLK Day volunteer opportunities in Philadelphia, click here.

Thursday January 13 and Friday January 14:

Sam Pollard Film Screenings – Virtual Event

Scribe Video Center is hosting an online screening of two films by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard. On Thursday January 13 at 7:00 p.m., join Scribe for a presentation of MLK/FBI, and on Friday January 14 at 7:00 p.m. there will be a presentation of Two trains in motion, followed by a conversation with Sam Pollard. The screenings and the conversation will be presented via the Crowdcast platform. Click here for more information and to register.

From Thursday 17 January to Friday 28 January

University of Pennsylvania hosts the annual meeting Memorial Symposium on Social Change. The symposium offers an array of events, service opportunities, and lectures. This year’s events will take place virtually and in person. For more information, visit this page.

Monday January 17

People’s Emergency Center (PEC) invites community members to a celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the MLK Jr. Memorial (40th and Lancaster Ave.). The event will include live music, food giveaways, giveaways and more. The location is the site of Dr. King’s “Freedom Now” tour speech on August 3, 1965, with a crowd of 10,000 in attendance. Kenny Sykes of Philadelphia will kick off the event with live music until noon. The gifts include food, school supplies, winter accessories and toys. Additionally, free COVID testing will be available from the PENN Medicine mobile team until 1 p.m.

At noon, the Redeemer Tabernacle Baptist Church and 16th Police District will pause briefly at the memorial site during their annual Martin Luther King Day Freedom Now Peace Unity March. There will be a ceremony honoring Dr. King, Jr. until 1:30 p.m., when the procession will continue to the Lucien E. Blackwell Community Center for further festivities.

• To rejoin Bartram’s Garden (54th & Lindbergh Blvd.) for volunteer opportunities in Southwest Philadelphia. Volunteers will meet at 9:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center and help staff pick up litter in the garden and sanitize plant pots in the greenhouse in preparation for spring. At 11:30 a.m., join Bartram’s for community programming with Misty Sol. Additionally, Dr. King’s speeches will be screened in the Coach House. For more information and to register, click here (volunteers must register to participate).

• To honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the University of Sciences (USciences) organizes several virtual activities dedicated to improving the community, empowering individuals and removing barriers. Programming begins at 11:30 a.m. Go here for more information.

Giants Fire Joe judges as coach after 2-year 10-23 record | Sports News Tue, 11 Jan 2022 22:51:00 +0000

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) – The New York Giants cleaned up the house, sacking coach Joe Judge a day after GM Dave Gettleman retired.

The Giants announced the move late Tuesday afternoon, ending brief speculation that the owners were planning to hire a new general manager and let him determine the fate of the 40-year-old coach.

Co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch have said they think it’s best for the Giants to take a different direction after five consecutive seasons of double-digit losses.

The Giants have made the playoffs once since winning the Super Bowl in February 2012. They have known four coaches in the past six seasons, starting with Ben McAdoo in 2016, interim coach Steve Spagnuolo, Pat Shurmur in 2018 and Judge who was hired in 2020.

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Mara said he met with the judge on Monday and again on Tuesday, informing him of the decision at the second meeting.

“I said before the start of the season that I wanted to feel good about the direction we were going to take when we played our last game of the season. Unfortunately, I cannot make that statement which is why we made this decision, ”said Mara.

The new general manager will hire a coach.

“It will be a full search for our next CEO,” said retired Gettleman’s Mara. “We are looking for someone who demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication skills, someone who will oversee all aspects of our football operations, including player personnel, recruiting and college coaching.

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High school football: influential CPS coach and administrator JW Smith dies at 84 Sun, 09 Jan 2022 23:49:00 +0000

JW Smith, who was one of the most successful football coaches in the public league before introducing many innovations as executive director of sports administration, died on Saturday.

He was 84 years old.

Smith began a 40-year career in Chicago Public Schools in 1963, as an assistant football coach at Harlan and Kenwood before becoming a head coach at Julian.

His teams have won eight Public League titles and two Prep Bowls, and have advanced to the IHSA playoffs six times.

Along the way, he became a close friend of longtime Robeson coach Roy Curry. Their teams developed a heated rivalry which has become a tradition where they played on the first Sunday of each season at Gately Stadium.

Curry recalled their 1982 meeting: “We both had great teams. I had the team that finished second in the state [in Class 5A], he had the team that won the [Public League] championship.”

It was a sweltering afternoon, with temperature in the 90s and humidity over 80%. The teams battled through regulation and in several overtime.

“I looked at my children [and thought], ‘I can’t go anymore,’ ”said Curry.

So he met Smith and the midfielder and they agreed to call the game a tie – a move which Curry said led to the coaches being criticized by the IHSA.

But Curry still thinks it was the right move, and he thinks that says a lot about Smith.

“Everyone loved JW because he was a great communicator,” Curry said.

The two collaborated again at the end of Smith’s career. In 2000, at his wife’s request, Curry retired from coaching and joined Smith’s staff in the CPS Sports Administration.

“It was obvious,” he said. “We have always been close.

Smith retired in 2003 and his accomplishments were recorded in a resolution of the Illinois House of Representatives.

He noted not only Smith’s many contributions to CPS sports, but the rest of his academic and professional resume as well. He received a bachelor’s degree from northern Illinois, a master’s degree in physical education from Indiana, and a doctorate in educational administration from UIC.

JW Smith in 1996.
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Smith’s tenure as the public league’s sports chief was notable for a number of initiatives aimed at bridging the gap between CPS schools and their Catholic League and their suburban rivals. Among them:

– A primary school program of 14 sports was launched;

– First year and second year student levels have been established;

– The number of paid coaches per school has been doubled;

– Summer sports camps have been launched;

– The conferences have been realigned to offer a better competitive balance;

– The indoor track has been reinstated and lacrosse, golf, water polo and boys’ 16-inch softball have been added;

– A no-pass / no-play policy has been instituted.

In addition to being a teacher at CPS, Smith also served as Principal of Adam Clayton Powell Elementary School.

“He was a firm believer that interschool athletics positively supported the educational process,” said Thomas Smith, one of Smith’s four children, who followed in his footsteps in CPS sports administration.

“It was one thing to help students learn and be successful,” said Thomas Smith. “It wasn’t just sport for sport.”

JW Smith’s survivors also include his wife, Deborah; and his daughters Ginger Bryant, Sheila Morris and Kelli Smith.

Services are on hold.

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Iona basketball coach Rick Pitino dines in Greenwich Sat, 08 Jan 2022 11:02:56 +0000 Scene…
Rick pitino, head basketball coach for the Iona Gaels at Iona College in New Rochelle, NY, was seen having dinner at Tony’s at J House in Riverside on Wednesday night.

The low… La Crémaillère in Banksville, NY reopened this year with a new chef and a new look. The popular 70-year-old French restaurant closed in 2019 due to controversial issues.

Scene… Fox News Legal Analyst and Commentator Gregg Jarrett was seen shopping on Greenwich Avenue after Christmas with his wife and daughter.

The low… Tickets are on sale now for the 2022 Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens Gala celebrating the life of Gail Malloy, which takes place on March 10 at the Rockrimmon Country Club in Stamford. Former Governor of Connecticut. Dannel P. Malloy will serve as master of ceremonies at the event in honor of his sister who died in May. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Wendy bennett at 203-487-5263 or by email at

Scene… Greenwich resident John (Flip) Filippelli, executive producer and president of production and programming at YES Network, has been inducted into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. Filippelli was the first hire of the network by the team owner George steinbrenner in 2001. Under Filippelli’s leadership, YES won 134 Emmy Awards. Concurrent with his Hall of Fame induction, he was inducted into the Silver Circle by the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York Chapter in 2017 and was named Executive of the Year by the Sports Business Society of New York University. in 2013.

The low… Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens’ “The Unsung Season: Gardens in Winter” online conference will take place on Tuesday, January 11 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The online conference will be moderated by the gardener and photographer, Karen bussolini. Admission for this class is $ 30. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit

Scene… Partners Café & Pizzeria on Cove Avenue in Norwalk, owned and operated by the Spinola family for 40 years, closed on December 22. BJ Ryan’s in Norwalk will be opening a third location – BJ Ryan’s East – at the former pizza place in February.

Music… The Bedford Playhouse on Old Post Road in Bedford, NY presents The Yale Spizzwinks, America’s oldest a cappella subclass group, on Wednesday, Jan.12 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 914-234-6704 or visit www

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Boy who lost his family in Athens house fire forms special bond with UGA football players – WSB-TV Channel 2 Thu, 06 Jan 2022 11:36:33 +0000

ATHENS, GA – One of Georgia’s biggest football fans will be at the college football playoff championship Monday night to cheer on the Bulldogs against Alabama.

For Taeden Johnson, his connection to Georgian football is more than what happens on the pitch.

In the early hours of January 27, 2021, Taeden woke up to smoke and fire in his family’s trailer in Athens.

“When I came out of my room, the entire left side of the house was on fire,” he said. “I ran to my mother’s room and tried to knock on the door to get her up.”

Taeden escaped and ran to his neighbors to seek help for his mother Penyade, his grandmother Penny and his 9-year-old sister Mariah. The neighbors must have held Taeden back.

“They didn’t want me to go back in there,” he said Steve Gehlbach of Channel 2.

“But did you try? Gehlbach asked.

“Several times,” Taeden replied.

The 13-year-old has physically recovered from second-degree burns to his back. Emotionally, it is always difficult to deal with the loss of her three family members.

Georgia’s football program heard about the tragedy. Two weeks after the fire, the team invited Taeden to train where he met coaches and players, where he received a jersey and the chance to train with the Dawgs.

“It made me forget what happened,” he said.


“I went, a little hesitant, I didn’t know what to say, but he had a big smile on his face. Had such a positive attitude and just shocked me, ”head coach Kirby Smart told ESPN, which airs the championship game on Monday night.

ESPN’s College Gameday featured Taeden on their special ahead of Georgia’s Orange Bowl victory over Michigan.

“I got to know him on a deeper level. He’s a strong kid and what happened was not the end of the world for him. I think that’s what makes him strong, ”said Smart.

Taeden even got the chance to face his favorite player, Georgian half-back Zamir White. He beat him.

“Even though he gave me a 40-yard lead,” he told Gehlbach.

Since training last spring, the Dawgs have given Taeden something worth more than football.

“They keep texting me, ‘How are you? What are you today Do you want to do this, do that? ‘ Taeden said, “They are like big brothers. “

Taeden now has a chance to return some of that support. He wasn’t there for Georgia’s big Orange Bowl victory on New Years Eve. Taeden will be in Indianapolis for the college football playoff championship.

“I’m excited… I’m going to watch Georgia beat Alabama.”

Taeden not only wants to thank the UGA and the football team, but the entire Athens community for supporting him and his older sister who was not at home when the fire broke out.

A GoFundMe has raised over $ 250,000 to take care of the family. It was set up by Taeden’s mentor, who will accompany him to the game on Monday.

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]]> The Rise and Rise of ‘Lord Shardul’ and How Coach Dinesh Lad Played a Role | Cricket news Tue, 04 Jan 2022 14:56:00 +0000 MUMBAI: From dealing with the frustration of not being played by his IPL franchise to a career best seven wicket run in trial cricket, Shardul Thakur has come a long way, but his childhood coach Dinesh Lad says that he never really had to do anything special to shape the trained all-rounder except to “work on his mental toughness”.
Shardul returned a handsome 7/61, her best bowling numbers in tests, as India grouped hosts for 229 on day two of the second test at the Johannesburg Wanderers.
It was with Lad that “Lord Shardul” or “Palghar Express”, as he is now affectionately known for his reputation as a partnership breaker, remained in Mumbai during his formative years.

One delighted boy told PTI on Tuesday: “I didn’t work specifically with him, but (I worked) on his mental toughness. I remember when he was taken in for the IPL, and he didn’t. did not play for Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), he would be frustrated and say ‘they are not playing me’.
“I was telling him that everything was fine, they selected you and it is important that you train with bigger players.”
The 30-year-old made his Test debut against the West Indies in October 2018, but had to wait for his next chance for a considerable time.
Lad, who is also the childhood coach of India’s white ball captain Rohit Sharma, had only one piece of advice for Shardul after his national breakthrough: ‘Don’t do anything different’.

“When he was (first) selected for the tour of the West Indies, at that point, I just told him not to do anything different. The way you’ve played the Ranji Trophy so far, the same way you have to bowling, he recalled.
“You have now grown up (and) by that point you will be doing something different and it will affect your bowling. Better do the same things you grew up with and he continued to listen (advice) ”revealed Lad, one of the best coaches on the national circuit.
“There wasn’t a specific discussion, he kept learning. About bowling, I told him to hit the batter, the more you put the batter on, the more likely you are to get wickets. Lad joked.
Shardul, besides being a race leader, is now a handy batsman, who can perform much-needed runs, as he showed Gabba last year against Australia and Lad recalled of the way he worked on his grip.
“I changed his high end grip and he took advantage of it. But he worked on it, he understood what I was saying and he worked on it. He was a hard hitter, but once he started playing with a straight bat he learned he could stay at the wicket and do anything, ”Lad recalls.
Shardul, who has now played in all three formats for India and is a regular member of the national team, is from Palghar, but it was at Lad’s insistence that he stayed in his Mumbai home. .
“When I saw him he played in a game against my school, after which I insisted that he (he stay with me) because traveling was a problem. I convinced my wife that Shardul would stay with me. we.
“One thing I’m proud of is that I knew this kid would do wonders so I kept him in my house,” Lad said.
“If I hadn’t made that decision then, maybe Shardul would have played there (in his hometown). My vision was that if this boy came to Mumbai he would play big cricket and since it was accomplished, I was delighted, “he said. noted.
Lad, the father of Siddhesh Lad, also a household name on the national circuit, said Shardul was talented and kept motivating him.
“Shardul justified his talent. If I hadn’t brought him to Mumbai, no one would have seen Shardul,” concluded the senior boy.

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Five things that matter on Day 3 of the ATP Cup | ATP circuit Sun, 02 Jan 2022 14:16:20 +0000

The ATP Cup will heat up on Matchday 3 with Serbia, Spain, Argentina and Poland seeking their second group victory in Sydney. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Hubert Hurkacz, Diego Schwartzman and Roberto Bautista Agut are the main singles players in action at Ken Rosewall Arena or Qudos Bank Arena.

Here are the five things that matter most ahead of Day 3 of the ATP Cup.

Tsitsipas vs. Schwartzman
Argentina will look to replicate the form that saw the team win 3-0 against Georgia on Sunday. As world No.44 Federico Delbonis begins the nightly Group D encounter against Greece’s Michail Pervolarakis, all eyes will be on the scheduled No.1 game between Tsitsipas and Schwartzman in their first meeting in nearly four years.

The questions are: will Tsitsipas’ right elbow, which he has been struggling with since November, hold up? The world No.4 did not face Pole Hurkacz two days ago, but joined Pervolarakis to win the doubles match. Schwartzman got the better of Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-5 in the semi-finals of Antwerp 2017, but lost 6-2, 6-1 to Barcelona in April 2018.

Garin’s flashback
Two years ago, Serbia beat Chile 2-1. Four players – Dusan Lajovic and Nikola Cacic of Serbia and Chileans Cristian Garin and Alejandro Tabilo – were part of the tie in Brisbane and feature in their squads this year. Incredibly, eight years ago, Garin became the fifth player aged 16 or under since 2000, to win an ATP Tour game when he beat Lajovic in the first round of Vina del Mar. A few months later, he wins the junior title at Roland Garros.

On day 3 in Sydney, the players meet again. Filip Krajinovic, who won two matches for Serbia to secure a 2-1 victory over Norway on Sunday, will start the Group A game against Tabilo at Qudos Bank Arena.

The return trip from Metreveli
Aleksandre Metreveli, the grandson of 1973 Wimbledon finalist Alex Metreveli, who represented Georgia at the 2020 ATP Cup in Brisbane, is grateful when he faces world No.9 Hurkacz from Poland in the squad. D on the Ken Rosewall Arena. Five years ago, Metreveli broke both legs in a car crash, and was told he couldn’t run – let alone play tennis.

Speaking to, Metreveli revealed: “I was lying in a bed, on my back, in my parents’ house in one position for four and a half months. Then I went to Turkey and I had four more surgeries. I started walking on crutches for four months, then rehab, running, jogging and stretching. I played for 15 minutes about 14 months after the accident , not running, but standing and punching, and I was super happy that day. I still remember that day, with my family. It was a big day for us, we hit for 20-25 minutes with my trainer, then I wanted to play more.

Will Norway shock Spain?
Two years ago, on January 3, Norway sent shockwaves through the ATP Cup in Brisbane with a victory over the United States on Matchday 1. Ruud proved to be the inspiration, with a 6-7 (3), 7-6 (10), 7-5 victory over John Isner before teaming up with Viktor Durasovic in the decisive doubles match. Ruud, of course, is No.8 in the ATP Rankings after a career best 2021 season with 57 match wins and five ATP Tour titles.

Can Ruud and Durasovic team up to beat Spain? Durasovic will open the Group A match against Pablo Carreno Busta at Qudos Bank Arena, before world number 19 Bautista Agut – with an 8-2 ATP Cup singles record – collides with Ruud, whom he has beaten 6-4, 6-3 in Munich 2018 second round. Bautista Agut, one of the ATP Tour’s most versatile players, has won 15 matches against top 10 opponents.

Players get the most out of the team area
With every change there is already a lot of strategy, tactical talk and banter in the ATP Cup squads area. Daniel Evans admitted after his win over Jan-Lennard Struff on Sunday that the Great Britain team joked about how captain Liam Broady barely said a word. Greek captain Apostolos Tsitsipas consulted the team zone tablet to highlight different games with Pervolarakis and Aristotelis Thanos against Poland, while Taylor Fritz was in constant dialogue with United States captain Michael Russell in his victory. fierce against Felix-Auger-Aliassime of Canada.

Russell told “It’s a unique experience, but I enjoyed it. I think it’s great. I would like to see it in more events, where there is more training on the field or involvement on the field between the player and the coach or the team member.

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KEN ROSEWALL ARENA start 10:00 am
Group D – Poland v Georgia, Day Session
K. Majchrzak (POL) v A. Bakshi (GEO)
H. Hurkacz (POL) v A. Metreveli (GEO)
Subject to modifications – S. Walkow (POL) / J. Zielinski (POL) vs A. Bakshi (GEO) / A. Metreveli (GEO)

Start 5:30 p.m.
Group D – Greece v Argentina, night session
M. Pervolarakis (GRE) v F. Delbonis (ARG)

Not before 7:00 p.m.
S. Tsitsipas (GRE) v D. Schwartzman (ARG)
Subject to modifications – M. Pervolarakis (GRE) / S. Tsitsipas (GRE) vs M. Gonzalez (ARG) / A. Molteni (ARG)

QUDOS BANK ARENA start 10:00 am
Group A – Norway v Spain, Day Session
V. Durasovic (NOR) v P. Carreno Busta (ESP)
C. Ruud (NOR) v R. Bautista Agut (ESP)
Subject to change – V. Durasovic (NOR) / C. Ruud (NOR) vs A. Davidovich Fokina (ESP) / P. Martinez (ESP)

Start 5:30 p.m.
Group A – Serbia v Chile, Night session
F. Krajinovic (SRB) vs. A. Tabilo (CHI)

Not before 7:00 p.m.
D. Lajovic (SRB) v C. Garin (CHI)
Subject to modifications – N. Cacic (SRB) / M. Sabanov (SRB) vs T. Barrios Vera (CHI) / A. Tabilo (CHI)

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Over half a century later, the fire continues to burn for the Chase family in Wayland’s wrestling program Fri, 31 Dec 2021 22:29:27 +0000

“No, you are not,” recalls Gary, having told him his trainer, unequivocally. “You will struggle.”

So he did. At that point, Gary couldn’t have imagined the multigenerational journey he was unwittingly tracing.

“A small decision,” he says now, at 67, “and a lifetime in a wrestling hall.”

“Yes, thank you dad! ” his son, Seanrang from the other side of the carpet.

The walls of Wayland’s wrestling hall feature photos of former champions, including Gary Chase as senior captain in 1972.Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe

Over the past half-century, there have been two steadfast truths about Wayland’s wrestling: The Warriors are warming up to Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” and there is at least one Chase in the team photo.

Inside Wayland’s black and orange wrestling room – a large, airy space surrounding the side of the school’s bubble-shaped pavilion – hang rows of wood and glass framed photos of the greats of Wayland. The Champions Wall reads like a family tree of Chase, tracing Gary’s 1972 New England title at 157 pounds back to his brother Bob 1974 section title to Sean (two-time section finalist) and his brother Brett (29-0 his last year) to their future brother-in-law Chris Newton (1998 division 3 state champion) and up to a step cousin (Kenny mcguire).

On December 11, a new page was added to Chase’s legacy when Sean’s son, Cole, a 14-year-old freshman, won his college debut at 145 pounds in a duel with Milford.

“It was pretty surreal to see him in a Wayland jersey, raise his arm and step on it and shake my hand,” said Sean Chase, now in his 14th season as a head coach.

“It was exciting,” added his grandfather. “Thrilling.”

Fifty-three years before Cole’s first victory, his grandfather embarked on a wrestling career that took him to Boston State (now UMass Boston). But after graduating and starting a family with his wife, Eileen, he left athletics behind.

But at age 30, Moyer approached Chase to fill the vacant Lincoln-Sudbury wrestling coach position. Gary took the job and coached LS for the next four years, improving the Warriors’ record from 0-11 the season before reaching 9-5-1 in his freshman year.

In 1988 Gary joined Wayland’s staff as an assistant, spending 10 years under Moyer before becoming the second head coach in the program’s history when his mentor stepped down after 30 seasons.

Over the next 10 years, Gary led Wayland to an other-world record of 218-12-2, including a 91-1-1 double-meet score over a four-year span from 1998 to 2001. He was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2013.

“The coaching philosophy was to coach as a team,” said Gary. “You trained to bring the whole team with you. It goes back to Coach Moyer. Wayland has never coached for the individual. Ultimately you want the individuals to do as well as they can, but the whole concept was to coach the team and get the whole team at the same pace. This is why Wayland has always had an extremely strong doubles competition team.

Gary led the Warriors to the 2006 Individual and Dual-Competition State Championships – known as the Undisputed Championship – and the 2007 Dual-Competition State Crown. After that 2007 season, he retired and Sean took over.

“The grind kind of hit me,” Gary said. “I ended up getting a promotion at work and couldn’t pass the time. “

Starting with grandfather Gary Chase (middle) and now with son Sean (right) and grandson Cole (left), the family has been at the center of Wayland's struggle for over 50 years.
Starting with grandfather Gary Chase (middle) and now with son Sean (right) and grandson Cole (left), the family has been at the center of Wayland’s struggle for over 50 years.Josh Reynolds for the Boston Globe

After his senior year at Wayland in 1995, Sean had gone to Boston College with the intention of wrestling, but was quickly exhausted from the sport and joined the Eagles lacrosse team. In his senior year he taught at Wayland and joined the wrestling team as an assistant. He’s now been a head coach for 14 years, 268 wins and two state championships, including an undisputed final in 2016.

“Starting in 1989, I have been in this country house every winter except last winter,” Sean said. “I really don’t know winter any other way. “

He also pulled out a piece from Moyer’s playbook, spending the past 16 years as Wayland’s freshman football coach. It’s been fertile recruiting ground, especially after seasons like this fall, when the Warriors went 10-0 with Cole playing center and defensive end.

“At Wayland, we have athletes who wrestle, we don’t necessarily have wrestlers,” Sean explained. “We have guys who come into the program because of our personal connections that we’ve made with them through the community and through other sports. It’s sort of from there that it blossoms.

Sean, who also coaches Cole with wrestling club MetroWest United, didn’t have to sweat to convince his own son to join the squad.

“My earliest memories are definitely being here in kindergarten,” Cole said, looking around the wrestling room.

As he enjoyed his first college victory, the moment Cole will never forget was stepping out to warm up to the surly guitar riffs and splashing drums of “Fire” from The Jimi Hendrix Experience – a tradition of 51 years born from an idea of David Lipton, now a prominent economist and former acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

“It was surreal,” Cole said. “I tried to keep a straight face, but I was smiling. I had seen so many people do this before.

“It’s one of the oldest traditions in Massachusetts sports,” says Gary, who was in sophomore when Lipton first launched “Fire” from a portable record player in December 1970. “It didn’t. has never deviated. No one ever changed the song.

No one would dare. At least as long as there’s a Chase around.

Near the falls

▪ Thomas brown entered the highly competitive George Bossi Lowell Holiday Tournament as an eighth seed with a combination of poise and skill few subclasses possess.

The Chelmsford rookie left the tournament as the champion after beating the top two seeds to win the 285-pound title.

He may be a freshman at Chelmsford, but Brown had won several youth titles competing for Doughboy Wrestling Club.

“Thomas is an excellent wrestler”, coach Chris Piscione noted. “He’s rock hard and he competes really well. Once he got out, and I saw that he was starting to really control the tempo of the match, to control everything, I was like, “This is going to be a problem. [for opponents]. ‘”

In the quarterfinals against the two-time champion of the State of Vermont Hayden gaudette from Mount Anthony, the match was deadlocked, 0-0, after the first period, and 3-3 after two consecutive breakaways from the two wrestlers. Brown took a point lead with five seconds remaining when Gaudette was whistled for her second stall and secured the win.

Brown said his conditioning and experience against older wrestlers at the club level has proven to make a difference in the tournament.

“They always beat me in training and helped me deal with losses and really helped me with the mental part of the sport,” Brown said.

▪ St. John’s Prep won the Bossi team title for the first time in junior Charlie smith was sixth at 285, putting Prep (205 points) ahead of Timberlane, NH (203).

Matches to watch

Wednesday, Milford to Taunton, 7 p.m. – In a Hockomock Kelley-Rex match, Milford comes in at 4-0. Taunton (2-1) will have a challenge Sunday night against Oliver Ames.

Wednesday, Methuen at North Andover, 7 p.m. – With victories already recorded against Xaverian and Billerica, Methuen will put his undefeated record to the test against Merrimack Valley Conference rival, North Andover (6-1).

Thursday, Melrose at Reading, 7 p.m. – After finishing just seven points behind in the Bossi tournament, the Middlesex League rivals will go head to head.

Correspondent Ethan McDowell contributed to this story.

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Coaching Can Get Expensive, So These Companies Have Turned To Technology For Training Thu, 30 Dec 2021 06:49:35 +0000

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When home improvement company Premium Service Brands wanted to coach franchisees in hiring and distance selling during the coronavirus pandemic, it tried to replicate classroom learning through video calling. But, says Deb Jewell, the company’s vice president of learning, people didn’t always remember what they learned online and translate it into real life storylines.

Premium Service Brands owns brands such as DIY company House Doctors and decorating company 360 Painting and set out to create a virtual reality platform to provide franchisees with a “hands-on” way to put what they want into practice. they had learned, Jewell told CNBC over the phone. Instead of spending over an hour on a video call with an accountant explaining a balance sheet, which some interns found “pretty boring,” the company created a financial simulation based on real life scenarios.

“They look at the financial statements, they try to project the impact on their finances of the decisions they make… They then get a new set of financial statements that reflect that decision, and they go through several months of decision making in one afternoon, ”says Jewel. The year has gone from boring to exciting, added Jewell, and it’s something franchisees can better understand.

While the initial cost of setting up such a system is higher than learning in the classroom, Jewell said it is more effective because people learn faster.

Speed ​​was key for UK social media advertising specialist Pink Leopard, who saw their world “upside down” when Apple updated its operating system in April, causing problems for advertising on Facebook as people opted out of tracking.

The agency spent around £ 23,000 ($ 30,405) to coach seven employees through a series of videos on how to make Facebook ads more effective, as well as a program to help grow the agency itself. While Pink Leopard owner Laura Hanlon said it was too early to estimate return on investment as staff are still undergoing training, there have been “huge improvements”.

Customers benefit: “It allows us to help our customers really grow and evolve, because they can now see the [Facebook ad effectiveness] black and white numbers, whereas it used to be a bit of a finger in the air, ”Hanlon told CNBC by phone.

Personal development

Hanlon has always believed in personal development, she added. Before setting up the agency, she was a freelance writer and said she spent thousands of dollars on training. “I really wanted to achieve the best results for my clients and [to] always be up to date with new strategies and techniques, ”she said over the phone.

Virtual coaching seems ready to take off. San Francisco-based BetterUp believes the technology can be used to train people at scale and in September announced the acquisition of software company Motive, which analyzes conversation data to determine how employees are feeling. It also uses an algorithm to recommend any coaching an employee might need with their IdentifierAI product. The company claims to be “the biggest coaching and mental health company” and is now valued at $ 4.7 billion after an increase in October.

Coaching was a new experience for Govind Balakrishnan, founder of Curio, an audio app where people can listen to news and articles from the Financial Times and The Guardian. Balakrishnan, whose background is in strategy at the BBC, had never founded or run his own business before and turned to coaching to help him with his leadership style as the business went on. expands.

“I come from India, where traditionally there has been a distrust of anything to do with training [or] therapy … things are changing [but] it’s kind of a cultural baggage that I had, ”he told CNBC via video call.

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Curio, who is based in London, hired coaches from an organization called The Alliance around the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. “We entered the pandemic right after raising our Series A [funding] with a very different kind of culture. And we weren’t set up to operate entirely remotely. We weren’t on scale. We were not created to empower people. And it was a journey for us, “he said.

The first coaching sessions focused on Balakrishnan’s sense of perfectionism. “I come from a culture that is, no excuses, you don’t take vacations, you work and you don’t take prisoners, [an] upwards or out of kind of politics. And it’s not a good approach to inspire people and build something bigger than yourself, ”he said. Now he says his leadership style is more empathetic and he and other bosses have learned to listen to staff more.

Could technology make coaching accessible to more junior staff? “The tools can certainly complement [one-to-one] coaching, but for us it’s about fixing the equipment, it’s us, isn’t it? How we build the culture, how we build the product, how we build empathy, it’s the behaviors. And once you get them installed, they evolve, ”Balakrishnan said.

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