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Mike Honcho

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Mike Honcho last won the day on June 4 2015

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About Mike Honcho

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  • Birthday 29/09/1974

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  1. Bowral.Juniors

    Good friend is moving to the area. Son is an U16 who is thinking about making the move to the big time. Any suggestions for squads or local coaches? Talking elite outcomes.
  2. The Expat Thread.

    The same as a full time accountant in their country. Plus full board and medical. Plus 28 days holiday plus 1x flight per year.
  3. The Expat Thread.

    UAE is a bit inconsistent with gratuity. It can depend on your Visa job title. Some domestic/labour jobs have none. I know some private sector professionals who receive nothing first year then a flat 4 weeks when they leave. I work for Federal government and get 1 month per year for first 5 years, 1.5 for years 6-9 and 2 months for every year after. This is as per the contract I received when starting which was for perm employment so not renegotiated ever. Pay is separate and covered by Federal HR policy for regrading etc. I believe in Qatar expat fed govt have similar but capped at 500k Qatar ryals. Some airlines have a different set up with a provident fund which is like a superannuation accumulation fund. The only specific example I have for someone who has above the minimum which for her is zero, is our nanny who after 8 years is retiring and we agreed at the start we would pay her 1x what we paid her in her first month (which is half of what she gets now) per year. This is not in her employment contract (yearly) but is purely a good faith agreement.
  4. So how did Australia win

    DL method. Don't know exactly how it works but is based on runs and resources. NZ being 9 for would sway it easier towards OZ.
  5. Hayne to NFL

    While a rugby follower myself, don't assume the tackling and hits in Gridiron are anything like rugby. They are far more Savage in intent. There is a no pad league of American Football and the tackles are much more like rugby. Comparing the two is a waste of time.
  6. Bitcoin - someone explain it to me

    Too the moon!!! Oh wait
  7. DOMS

    Victor Broncos/Merida/99 Bikes teams vert challenge. All around Brisbane. Gower Tce 38% Two world masters champs and a current pro tour rider featured. Was tough.
  8. I’m a celebrity au. Wtf? Tomic?

    Hijack but the show Love after lock up. Get on it.
  9. 20yrs since Michael Hutchence passed

  10. My Instagram

    If they exist, they are real. - Buddha.
  11. Cricket

    I will have to admit the Marsh brothers proved me wrong. SA series is going to be outstanding. Hoping to make to to the Cape Town test.
  12. The Last Jedi

    watched it. thought it was going to be a remake of Empire. Pleasant surprise. Having only watched once, I'm going out on a limb and saying it's my favourite of the lot.
  13. Some Noosa Tri History 4 ya

    tldr. are you saying the course is short?
  14. Christmas & New Year

    not Xmas food but dusted off the CV recently. Smarter half is a recruiter. She was devastated when I scored 9.5 out of 10 for that section. Inconsistent capitalisation. Twice.
  15. The Expat weather thread

    just stop training and get fat. worked for me. On topic, above 35 degrees things get difficult. Above 40 hard. Above 45 it's survival. I ski most years and in minus+++ I still sweat with the right clothing. There are no clothes that can cool you in Middle East conditions. I would much prefer to train in hills, in rain, near freezing than what the desert throws up.