These old Queenslanders have a modern twist

first_img29 Ennever Street, BardonMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus22 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market22 hours agoThe four bedroom house has been beautifully preserved without making too many changes.A spacious living and kitchen area opens up onto a large alfresco deck – perfect for dining in the warmer months – and overlooks a spacious backyard with pool.The stunning four bedroom home at 74 Swan Terrace, Windsor, has a more modern style with a contemporary kitchen and glass bi-fold doors that open to the outdoor entertaining area. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorBut its classic exterior and an original fireplace are a reminder of its heritage. 29 Ennever Street, BardonOLD Queenslanders that have fallen into disrepair often need more than a fresh lick of paint to fix them up.But some of the best renovations are often the ones where the home’s character has been retained.The leadlight windows and French doors are standout features at 29 Ennever St, Bardon. 74 Swan Terrace, WindsorElegant is the best way to describe the four bedroom home at 33 Hilda St, Corinda.center_img 33 Hilda Street, CorindaIts French doors, intricate woodwork and white and beige colour scheme soften the modernised features, including the kitchen and bathrooms, making it feel new but cosy. 33 Hilda Street, Corindalast_img read more

Conference play offers Syracuse competitive balance

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Last weekend, Syracuse’s 5-2 loss to Cornell cemented the end to a nonconference slate that saw the Orange go 0-13-1. But this isn’t a new trend. The program has won just two nonconference games in the last three seasons to 33 losses. Against top-10 teams this season, SU has lost all 10 of its contests, too.The good news for Syracuse is that only one other College Hockey America team, Penn State, has beaten a top-10 team — the six CHA schools went 1-28-5 against ranked teams. The second half of the CHA standings are among the bottom-six in the country in RPI, including the Orange. With the conference’s parity, Syracuse (6-18-2, 6-5-1 College Hockey America) has hope with eight CHA games remaining in the season to compete for a conference championship.“I think a lot of us are similar in the CHA,” SU junior Allie Olnowich said. “Each team knows they’re the underdogs when playing other teams. That’s the way it’s always been, so when we play each other, it’s all about who wants it more, who’s gonna go the hardest, and that makes the physicality go up, the games get more intense.”Syracuse scheduled the most games against top ranked opponents out of any CHA team, hoping to learn from the best, head coach Paul Flanagan said. “Maybe we can take a page out of their book,” Flanagan said after 6-1 and 9-1 losses to No. 1 Wisconsin in early December.The main difference between the top national teams and CHA rivals is the disparity in skating skills, affecting the speed of the game. Flanagan hoped scheduling faster, more talented teams in the beginning of the season would make SU more “battle-hardened” for conference play.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“You’re fighting for every point,” Flanagan said of CHA play. “That’s the big difference.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorAgainst faster opponents, Syracuse learned how to “think ahead of the play” and make quicker decisions, Flanagan said. Compared to the top teams, CHA play has a “bump-and-run” style, typically with less advanced systems and passing.Leading scorer Emma Polaski described conference play as “more gritty, more hard-working.” That may be, Olnowich said, because CHA players are often overlooked in the recruiting process by the top teams.During the first weekend of March, all six teams — Mercyhurst, Lindenwood, Penn State, RIT, Robert Morris and Syracuse — will compete in the CHA Tournament, with the winner getting an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Mercyhurst is the last CHA team to win a NCAA tournament game and advance to the Frozen Four, in 2014. This season, Mercyhurst, the highest nationally ranked team in the conference, has the 16th-best RPI out of 35 D-I schools.The Orange have made the CHA Championship three of the last four years, but they haven’t won any of them.“I think we’re just sick of it,” defender Dakota Derrer said earlier this season.SU hasn’t won the tournament in the 11 years of the program’s existence. Now, Syracuse sits in third place with 13 points in the conference, six points behind first-place Robert Morris. Still, SU knows the deal: if they beat a couple CHA teams in a row, they’ll finally compete in an NCAA tournament game.“We know each other,” Olnowich said, “We know the players, we know how they play, we know what’s on the line, we know we might see them come playoff time.” Published on February 3, 2019 at 7:42 pm Contact Danny: dremerma@syr.edu | @DannyEmermancenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Two Caldwell men charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery after brawling incident Wednesday morning

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 21, and Nicholas Reedy, 33, both of Caldwell, have been arrested by the Sumner County Sheriff’s office for aggravated robbery and aggravated battery after a brawling incident that occurred at 1700 S. Mayfield Road, about three miles east of Caldwell at 12:19 a.m. Wednesday.According to a sheriff’s office press release, Gregory Schneider, 53, of Caldwell and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell were driving home when they noticed a vehicle was struck in the mud. They stopped to help them, but an argument ensued, the report said.Allegedly, Schneider was punched in the face several times by Reedy and fell to the ground. After falling to the ground, Schneider allegedly was kicked and stomped on by both suspects to the point where he lost consciousness while lying face down in the roadway.Nispel was attempting to get to his 2014 Dodge pickup close enough to Schneider so he could pick him up and protect him, when allegedly both suspects jumped in front of the pickup and were struck by Nispel.Allegedly, then the suspects fled the scene by stealing Schneider’s wife’s 2014 Cadillac SUV, valued at $40,000, and left it parked in a yard in Caldwell, the report said. The suspects were located at Reedy’s house after they called E911 wanting to make a report about being run over by Nispel, allegedly.The report then said also during the disturbance, Nispel was hit several times by Provencio while being held down on the ground. Nispel told the Sheriff’s office that he felt in fear for his life as well as Schneider’s during the altercation since he knows both suspects and knew their tendencies to want to fight.Nispel sustained small cuts and bruises to his arms, face and head. He was released from the Caldwell Hospital after receiving treatment for his wounds.Schneider sustained numerous cuts and bruises to his face and body. The doctors at Caldwell Hospital said he suffers from a broken rib, a concussion, and several severe lacerations to his face. The report said his injuries were severe enough that he had to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. Allegedly, his injuries were severe enough that he was barely able to tell deputies what happened.The case has been turned over to the Sumner County Attorney’s office which has 48 hours to submit formal charges. Other agencies involved included the Wellington Police Department and the Caldwell Police Department.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? 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Thank you for your input. -24 Vote up Vote down bubba · 277 weeks ago sounds like a caldwell dance Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +44 Vote up Vote down April05 · 277 weeks ago Sound like these two worthless punks need to go away forever! They are nothing but trouble and up to no good all the time! Prayers for Schneider family and Nispels! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +41 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 277 weeks ago Let’s see if the Sumner County Attorney will actually see that justice is served this time or if these two get their usual slap on the wrist/probation. This isn’t the first time this has happened with these two. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +36 Vote up Vote down soccermom · 277 weeks ago These two thugs are the perfect example of why people don’t stop and help others. Greg and Bryan are a couple of the nicest people I’ve had the privilege to know, and it is such a travesty that this happened to them. The fact that they called 911 for themselves after they beat a man unconscious blows my mind. I hope those two get what they deserve and sit in jail for a good long time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +32 Vote up Vote down Just Wondering · 277 weeks ago Would it be possible to release them near the South Haven Turnpike entrance. Then call the Pipe fitter, Farmer and see if his shotgun still works. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down Concerned Citizen · 277 weeks ago These two men are some of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of knowing. There is no reason why this should of happened to these two. Prayers go out to them and there families. And for those punks I hope they rot in prison for the rest of there lives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 277 weeks ago Let’s dispense with any eternal damnation comments. That is for God to decide, not for people on this website. Report Reply 2 replies · active 277 weeks ago +24 Vote up Vote down Praying · 277 weeks ago These two thugs have a history of causing problems with anyone, even people that are minding their own business. The two victims, knew of this as well, yet they stopped to HELP. That is what small town, such as Caldwell, folks do. Well in the past, now it makes one not want to stop and help. It’s a darn shame that these THUGS have no respect for anyone or anything. I pray that justice will be served, and they get punished as far as the laws will take them. This is a serious crime and should be recognized as such. Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +27 Vote up Vote down Outraged Mother · 277 weeks ago This is absolutely outrageous! These two “men” have been in fights and other troubles with the law for years! Why they are even free right now that they are able to do this is maddening! Reedy has put several people in the hospital in the past and Provencio has a history of fighting as well.. Do they need to literally kill someone before they are made to do some serious time in prison?! Society needs to stop being lenient with these people and stick them in jail! and not for just a week or two… but years! They need to be punished for what they have done! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago +22 Vote up Vote down Guest · 277 weeks ago The previous comments are true! Known trouble makers and thugs! It seems to be a family thing with the Provencios. What a shame. I hope they get their just day in court with the book thrown at them! Report Reply 0 replies · active 277 weeks ago 123Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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Travel Counsellors get ready for blockbuster annual conference

first_imgAbout Travel CounsellorsTravel Counsellors Australia was established in 2007 and currently has nearly 150 Travel Counsellors. Our head office in Australia is in Melbourne. Travel Counsellors Australia is accredited with ATAS. Travel Counsellors is the world’s largest home-based travel company. Founded in 1994 it currently has 1,674 travel consultants who work from home with the support of over 350 staff at the company’s UK global headquarters and overseas offices. The company operates in Australia, UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa, UAE and Belgium.Source = Travel Counsellors Travel Counsellors get ready for blockbuster annual conferenceTravel Counsellors get ready for blockbuster annual conferenceHundreds of attendees will descend upon Melbourne this weekend to take part in the Travel Counsellors annual conference. Considered the most important event on the annual calendar, this year’s conference runs from June 2 – 4 and promises to be the biggest yet with Travel Counsellors celebrating ten years of operation in Australia.More than 120 Travel Counsellors from all over Australia will join key members of the global management team, head office staff, media, sponsors, suppliers, AFTA representatives and key partners at the event to be held within the prestigious confines of the MCG. The delegates will also attend reception drinks at a Melbourne hotspot and a gala dinner at the InterContinental Hotel over the course of the weekend.With the conference theme of exploring what it means to be a Travel Counsellor, a range of inspirational guest speakers from the media, business and sporting worlds will regale attendees with stories of personal triumph, business success and the value of pursuing a career that is meaningful and rewarding. Apart from listening to guest speakers, the attendees will have a chance to mingle with other Travel Counsellors, head office staff and industry figures. Sharing knowledge, supporting others and working together is at the very foundation of the Travel Counsellors brand, and this is reflected in the conference schedule.Travelport and Qantas are the headline sponsors of the event with premium sponsors including Air Tickets, Royal Caribbean and American Airlines. Representatives from the sponsors will attend the event. Key members of the global management team will also fly in from the UK including Travel Counsellors CEO, Steve Byrne.Travel Counsellors Managing Director Fred van Eijk is impressed with the level of support and interest the conference has received. “We are incredibly excited to welcome all delegates to our annual conference. This is a wonderful opportunity for our sponsors, suppliers, staff and industry partners to get together and celebrate the achievements this company has made in Australia over the past ten years. We’re thrilled that so many Travel Counsellors are attending the event. I believe the conference continues to grow each year due to the impressive way it is run. We make a significant investment in putting together a conference of such calibre, and the attendance figures show how this investment is paying off,” comments Fred. “We look forward to continuing to grow the brand in Australia, and this conference will set the pace for the year to come.”It’s never too late to move forward so if you’re interested in joining the programme; please call 1300 889 123 or email connect@travelcounsellors.com.au to start your Travel Counsellor journey.last_img read more