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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”

Ernest Hemingway

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Super Rugby 2014: Round 10 Predictions

Super Rugby 2014: Round 10 Predictions

Here is my preview for Round 10 of Super Rugby published on the excellent pinkrugby.com: http://pinkrugby.com/2014/super-rugby-predictions-rd-10-2

A very interesting round this week with five local derbies out of the six games.

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Shumpty’s Punt: RBC Heritage Open (Golf)

Shumpty’s Punt: RBC Heritage Open (Golf)

After an epic US Masters tournament, attention returns to the PGA Tour and the RBC Heritage Open at the Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

There are some excellent players backing up this week from the Masters and the best of them, in my view, is Jim Furyk. At $21 for the win and $5.25 to finish in the top 5 he clearly has the game to play a part in the finish of this one at…

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Shumpty’s Punt: A Holiday Multi

Shumpty’s Punt: A Holiday Multi

Here is my long weekend sports multi for this Easter long weekend:

Leg 1: Hurricanes to cover the line (-3.5 points) against the Blues in Super Rugby.

Leg 2: Western Force to defeat the Rebels in Super Rugby.

Leg 3: Newcastle Knights to cover the line (-2.0 points) against the Brisbane Broncos in the NRL.

Leg 4: Sydney Roostersto cover the line (-7.5 points) against the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL.

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Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.”

Hugh Allen

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Sport free weekend in Brisbane: a massive opportunity missed!

Sport free weekend in Brisbane: a massive opportunity missed!

As we approach four days away from our respective places of work, thoughts obviously turn to just what to do over this break. If you are in Brisbane and you are a fan of any of the national sporting codes you are likely to be disappointed because none of said codes have any games scheduled for Brisbane (or the Gold Coast) this weekend.

That’s right, and I will repeat it, none of the NRL, AFL,…

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In defence of Barry O’Farrell: does the punishment fit the crime?

In defence of Barry O’Farrell: does the punishment fit the crime?

I have been watching the saga of Barry O’Farrell’s resignation from the premiership of New South Wales with bemusement. Is it just me or does the punishment that he had imposed on himself (resignation from the highest office in the state) fit the crime (a, seemingly, genuine error in memory on oath).

Before exploring that more, let me be clear here:

1. I am a staunch Labor supporter. In fact I…

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#nowplaying #doesntgetbetter #fireup

#nowplaying #doesntgetbetter #fireup

9 Pieces Of Good Advice From Notorious Business People
Richard Feloni, businessinsider.com
Not all lead­ers fol­low their own advice.Zac Bis­son­nette explores that irony in his new book, “Good Advice from Bad Peo­ple,” which includes some fas­ci­nat­ing exam­ples from the busi­ness world.From infa­mous swindler Bernie Mad­off’s…

9 Pieces Of Good Advice From Notorious Business People
Richard Feloni, businessinsider.com

Not all lead­ers fol­low their own advice.

Zac Bis­son­nette explores that irony in his new book, “Good Advice from Bad Peo­ple,” which includes some fas­ci­nat­ing exam­ples from the busi­ness world.

From infa­mous swindler Bernie Mad­off’s…

8 Things You Should Do Before A Vacation To Avoid Feeling Stressed When You Return
Jacquelyn Smith, businessinsider.com
A vaca­tion should be a relax­ing reprieve from your chaot­ic work life. How­ev­er, if you don’t ade­quate­ly pre­pare for it, you could return feel­ing even more stressed than you did when you left.“To be com­plete­ly present on your vaca­tion…

Interesting tips here

8 Things You Should Do Before A Vacation To Avoid Feeling Stressed When You Return
Jacquelyn Smith, businessinsider.com

A vaca­tion should be a relax­ing reprieve from your chaot­ic work life. How­ev­er, if you don’t ade­quate­ly pre­pare for it, you could return feel­ing even more stressed than you did when you left.

“To be com­plete­ly present on your vaca­tion…

Interesting tips here