Your daily outdoor news bulletin for April 23, the day William Shakespeare was born in 1564, much to the chagrin of every 10th grader in America:Maryland Man Dies in Tough MudderA 28-year-old Ellicott City, Md. man died Sunday during a Tough Mudder in Berkley County, W.Va. on Saturday. Avishek Sengupta was treated by staff and medics on site after being pulled from a deep pool in the “Walk the Plank” aquatic obstacle – in which participants jump into water from platforms as high as 15 feet. The event held at Peacemaker National Training Center was particularly difficult for participants, 20 of whom were taken to the City Hospital of Martinsburg with injuries ranging from heart attacks to hypothermia. According to a Tough Mudder spokesperson, Sengupta is the first person to die in an event since the first one in 201o (750,000 participants in 50 events over that time frame). Sengupta’s official cause of death was drowning and was ruled accidental by the medical examiner.West Virginia is Stressed OutOf all the lists that West Virginia could land on, this one is a little unexpected. According to a Gallup Poll, the Mountain State is the most stressed state in the Union, narrowly beating out Rhode Island, Kentucky, Utah, and Massachusetts. Actually, none of these states make a whole lot of sense; you would think New York would at least crack the top five, but apparently WV, KY, and UT have been leading the list for the past five years. With all the beauty in WV, with the woods and mountains and rivers, you’d think it would be easy to relive some of that anxiety, but that’s before you factor in mountain top removal mining, fracking, high rates of obesity, and poverty. So there you go. No surprise on the other end of the spectrum, Hawaii is the least stressed state.Loveland Avalanche Victim Warren Wilson GradOne of the victims of the worst avalanche accident in Colorado history had ties to Western North Carolina. Rick Gaukel, 33, majored in outdoor leadership at Warren Wilson College and was the department’s outstanding student in 2005 and the MVP of the mountain biking team that same year. Gaukel was part of a group of six skiers and snowboarders caught in the avalanche at Loveland Pass on Saturday, only one survived the slide.
3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach“We were interested in purchasing a holiday home on the Gold Coast as we were frequenting here often for business and really enjoyed the lifestyle that the Gold Coast offered,” Mr Ellis said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“We looked at a number of apartments in Broadbeach highrises and also boutique buildings and quickly identified that Albatross Ave and Hedges Ave were very conveniently located to all of the amenities, cafes and shops with the added bonus of also being a low density community. “Wearing our investment hat, we also liked that the neighbouring properties were achieving sales from $5m to $25m.“The old saying is to buy one of the cheaper homes in the best streets.”The apartment takes up two levels of the building’s four floors and is one of three in the complex. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachThe couple enjoyed all the features the home had to offer but decided to buy a bigger property close by.“We enjoyed our first six months in the penthouse so much that we purchased another larger property on Hedges Ave in late 2017, which we are currently completing a refurbishment of and looking forward to moving into it in about six weeks,” Mr Ellis said.The apartment also has two car spaces in a secured basement with a large caged storage area as well as a designated visitor carpark. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid Beach 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachThe master bedroom has an ensuite with spa, dressing room and terrace to make the most of the ocean views.The remaining two bedrooms have a shared balcony with views of the Hinterland.Wraparound windows and bi-fold doors in the open plan living area frame the ocean views.A private rooftop terrace also offers sweeping vistas of the Gold Coast skyline, ocean and Hinterland. It has a covered barbecue area, dining pavilion and spa.A standout feature of the penthouse is the rooftop plunge pool with glass bottom that acts as a skylight, allowing natural light to filter through to the living area.There is also an outdoor pool downstairs.The Ellis’ have made minor changes to the apartment over the past 11 months to refresh its style.“After purchasing the apartment, we made cosmetic changes – a full repaint, new carpet, new light fittings, new pool pump and electrical work so that the apartment was comfortable,” Mr Ellis said. 3/57 Albatross Avenue, Mermaid BeachIMAGINE waking up to panoramic views of the ocean that stretch as far as the horizon.This is what Hugh and Catherine Ellis love most about their Mermaid Beach penthouse at 3/57 Albatross Ave.“There is something really special about waking up and living right on the sand with no roads to cross,” Mr Ellis said.They bought the beachfront property in May last year as a home away from home.
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The 2014 Indiana Girls High School Sectional Draw.The Tourney will be taking place Tuesday (2-11) through Saturday (2-15).WRBI Area Girls Basketball Sectional Pairings.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del.Game 1-Tuesday. Hauser (9-11) vs. Oldenburg Academy (8-7). 6 PM.Game 2-Tuesday. South Decatur (6-9) vs. Shawe Memorial (7-12). Following.Game 1-Friday. Jac-Cen-Del (14-2) vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner. 6 PM.Game 2-Friday. Rising Sun (6-9) vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner. Following.Saturday-Championship. Friday’s Winners. 7:30 PM.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Milan.Game 1-Tuesday. Milan [0-17] vs. Switzerland County [11-6]. 6 PM.Game 2-Tuesday. North Decatur [9-6] vs. Austin [9-8]. Following.Game 1-Friday. Southwestern (Hanover) [10-10] vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner. 6 PM.Game 2-Friday. South Ripley [4-11] vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner. Following.Saturday-Championship. Friday’s Winners. 7:30 PM.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Rushville.Game 1-Tuesday. Lawrenceburg [8-9] vs. Franklin County [1-14]. 6 PM.Game 2-Tuesday. Greensburg [5-14] vs. Batesville [11-7]. Following.Game 1-Friday. Rushville [14-4] vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner. 6 PM.Game 2-Friday. South Dearborn [6-9] vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner. Following.Saturday-Championship. Friday’s Winners. 7:30 PM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 at Bloomington South.Game 1-Tuesday. Bloomington South [14-4] vs. East Central [16-3]. 6 PM.Game 2-Tuesday. Shelbyville [7-11] vs. Columbus North [18-2]. Following.Game 1-Friday. Bloomington North [7-13] vs. Tuesday’s Game 1 Winner. 6 PM.Game 2-Friday. Columbus East [7-9] vs. Tuesday’s Game 2 Winner. Following.Saturday-Championship. Friday’s Winners. 7:30 PM.Listen to The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI for the best coverage of area Girls Basketball Sectional action.
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error EL SEGUNDO — Once the Lakers gathered in the locker room, coach Luke Walton did not just express his displeasure with his team’s play.He became so disgusted with the Lakers’ 30-point halftime deficit to the Clippers on Tuesday that he informed his starters they would begin the second half on the bench. Walton then turned to rookie forward Brandon Ingram.“It (stinks) for you that you have to sit out, too,” Walton said. “You’re out there playing your tail off.”Ingram had just 10 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 21 minutes, leaving Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell to openly question Walton’s tactic. As Russell said, “I don’t think he deserved that.” Before Ingram finished with a team-leading 21 points and five rebounds while shooting 8 for 14 from the field against the Clippers, Walton found the normally quiet Ingram be just as incredulous.“He looked mad, but he should’ve been mad,” Walton said. “I think he understood it.”That’s because the Lakers (20-52) enter Friday’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves (28-42) at Staples Center with Walton wanting Ingram to take on a bigger leadership role.“It’s part of your responsibility to make sure everyone is ready to play,” Walton said. “It’s unfair that it happened for him with the way he was playing. I thought it was important to keep the message that this was about team first and individual second.”After scheduling practice on a previously scheduled day off on Wednesday, Walton called Ingram’s effort “awesome.” Walton added Ingram “busted his tail” and finished first in most of the team’s sprints. Though Ingram has allowed his work habits to speak louder than his soft words, Walton wants Ingram to raise his voice. “Even if you’re playing well yourself, we need more out of you. Grab someone by the jersey, lift your teammates up,” Walton said. “It was more his work ethic that allows him to be that guy. I don’t know how vocal he’s ever going to get. But we’re going to keep pushing him to keep seeing what we can get out of him with that side of the leadership role.”Finger pointingAfter the Lakers lost to Cleveland on Sunday by only five points, Walton told his players he “was really proud of the way they played.” Walton openly wondered if that praise contributed to the Lakers’ 24-point loss to the Clippers.“Maybe that let up a little bit on that hunger and desire to get that win,” Walton said. “It shouldn’t be the case.”Walton has praised his players even in losses if he feels they have shown growth in their play.“That’s the message we give, but we still want to win a game,” Walton said. “We’ve been doing this for a long time. It’s nice to get rewarded with wins every once in a while.”Taking attendanceMagic Johnson wished he could honor the Lakers’ past by attending Shaquille O’Neal’s statue unveiling on Friday outside of Staples Center. But as the Lakers’ president of basketball operations, Johnson wants to help the team’s future. So instead of attending O’Neal’s statue unveiling, Johnson will be in Michigan to scout the NCAA Tournament game between UCLA and Kentucky.Injury updateLakers center Timofey Mozgov missed the end of Wednesday’s practice after spraining his left ankle. Though the Lakers technically listed him as questionable for Friday’s game against Minnesota, Mozgov will not play after receiving healthy scratches in the past eight games. Walton has shut him down for the rest of the season to give more minutes to his younger players.