Brisbane’s fixer-upper suburbs: Where to buy a renovator’s delight

first_imgNew research from Realestate.com.au reveals ‘renovation’ related properties for sale account for 12 per cent of all listings on the property site — and one of the suburbs with the most homes prime for renovation is in Ipswich. This three-bedroom, one-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 24 Esdale St, Wavell Heights, is scheduled for auction.Sadliers Crossing is among the top 10 suburbs for renovator homes in the country, with 58 per cent of listings classifying as having the potential for renovation — and you can pick up a fixer-upper in the suburb for under $300,000.Half or more of the properties for sale in Petrie Terrace and Herston also have the potential to be renovated, but you can expect to pay a bit more for their inner-city postcodes. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46 Alycia and Nick Chapman at the Clayfield home they are about to renovate. Picture: Peter Wallis.FIXER-UPPERS are set to be in hot demand across Brisbane as homeowners seek to cash in on the renovation component of the $25,000 HomeBuilder grant.Experts say the COVID-19 lockdown has already sparked a surge in home improvements, and the federal goverment stimulus package will only fuel this demand, and push those who are considering purchasing a renovator property to buy now and start work. MORE: Live like a Wallaby: Rugby star selling up Suburb % of total listings While the HomeBuilder grant has come under fire from critics who claim the eligibility criteria is too strict, Herron Todd White director David Notley said for those who did qualify, the grant offered a significant boost and made tackling a renovation project much more enticing. This three-bedroom, one-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 32 Stephenson St, Sadliers Crossing, is for sale for $269,000 plus.“For those with the financial capacity to upgrade their home or investment, making improvements not only boosts the property’s liveability, but it can add value too,” Mr Notley said.Figures from MCG Quantity Surveyors reveal homeowners have spent more on renovations since the COVID-19 restrictions were introduced. The average spend on an established house in Queensland since March was $46,654 — up from $26,457 at the same time last year. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 34 Campbell St, Paddington, is scheduled for auction.Minister for Housing and Assistant Treasurer Michael Sukkar said this week that more than 16,500 Australians had registered their interest in the grant.To be eligible, the value of the renovation contract needs to be between $150,000 and $750,000 and the property value cannot exceed $1.5 million. But construction must be contracted to start within three months of the contract date and applicants will be subject to income caps of $125,000 for singles and $200,000 for couples. This three-bedroom, one-bathroom renovator’s delight at 55 Payne St, Auchenflower, is for sale.Brisbane couple Alycia and Nick Chapman qualify for the renovation component of the HomeBuilder package and plan to use the $25,000 to press ahead with their current project in Clayfield.“We purchased this house almost 12 months ago and always had the plan to raise and build underneath,” Mrs Chapman said. “We were just getting around to that part when COVID hit. We had the plans drawn up, but decided to put everything on pause. “So when this came out, we found out we could qualify and that’s been the driver to get us to continue with the project.” This three-bedroom, one-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 24 Belnoel St, Wavell Heights, is for sale.Mrs Chapman said she believes investing in a major renovation will pay off eventually, regardless of the market conditions.Once the renovation is finished, the couple plans to sell when the time is right and move on to another project. “I know (the HomeBuilder package) is restrictive and there’s not many people who can qualify for it, but I think it’s going to do what it’s set out to do. When we talked to our subbies and tradies, they were all happy to be able to get some work again.” This four-bedroom, two-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 32 Ardara St, Bracken Ridge, is for sale for offers over $550,000.Realestate.com.au chief economist Nerida Conisbee said it was “highly likely” the HomeBuilder scheme would increase demand for fixer-uppers, but home renovators needed to move quickly as the grant was only available for a short period of time. “Given that it usually takes a little while to buy a property, this could be a challenge,” Ms Conisbee said.“One consideration for potential renovators is the price of the property. If you are renovating an existing property it needs to be valued at less than the national price cap of $1.5 million. This will exclude many suburbs in inner Brisbane. “The other important point to remember is that investment properties are excluded. This means that you can’t buy a property to renovate to rent out.” This house at 60 Abbott St, New Farm, is the perfect blank canvas for renovators.For those looking for a potential fixer-upper in Brisbane, Mr Notley said the inner-west suburbs of Paddington, Auchenflower, Bardon and Toowong offered some of the best renovation opportunities.Mr Notley said a perennial favourite for fixer-uppers was the suburb of Petrie Terrace and neighbouring Spring Hill. “There are some raw homes on tiny lots for over $600,000, but it’s all about location here,” he said. “These suburbs are literally walking distance to the centre of town as well as entertainment and retail precincts.“And the results can be spectacular.” This two-bedroom, one-bathroom ‘renovator’s delight’ at 12 Lodge St, Toowong, is for sale for between $700,000 and $750,000.For example, a renovated four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on 228 sqm at 35 Sheriff St, Petrie Terrace sold in November 2019 for $1.19 million.Mr Notley said Wavell Heights in Brisbane’s northern middle ring also had some good options, with basic renovators in average positions fetching between $550,000 and $600,000.“But you need to be fast as they sell quickly,” Mr Notley said. “Other homes in Wavell Heights that are in quieter positions with ready access to facilitiesare fetching between $600,000 and $700,000 for a renovation prospect. “In these instances, smart renovation work will yield an end value above $1 million.” This three-bedroom, one-bathroom renovator’s delight at 40 Gould St, Herston, is for sale.Mr Notley said the work-from-home phenomena during COVID-19 was also fuelling a spike in renovations, as more people build or improve their home office spaces.He said creating a work area shut off from family spaces would become a must-have for homebuyers.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours ago“If there’s an efficient, cost-effective way to establish an office, then vendors will want to do this prior to selling,” he said. This worker’s cottage at 78 Menzies St, Petrie Terrace, is the perfect renovation project.Nick Given of Ray White New Farm is marketing the perfect renovation opportunity at 60 Abbott St, New Farm.Mr Given said it was rare for such properties to come up for sale in the sought-after suburb and he had received strong inquiry for it. “The attractive thing about a property like Abbott Street is that there’s only so many renovators left in New Farm,” Mr Given said. “This particular one is a very raw, blank canvas and a really good platform to do a great build on it.” This four-bedroom fixer-upper at 49 Callan St, Keperra is for sale.Raine & Horne executive chairman Angus Raine warned homeowners not to treat Home builder as a gift. “If you have equity in your home and the renovation adds value, then opting into Home builder makes plenty of sense,” Mr Raine said.“Typically, a new kitchen or bathroom augments a property’s appeal, while extra accommodation or a second story will also add to the capital value of your property. “With interest rates also at historic lows, the $25,000 Home builder grant will make renovating a sensible strategy for homeowners, especially if they are planning a sale any time soon.” This renovator’s delight at 87 Anzac Ave, Newtown is on the market for offers over $289,000. THE BRISBANE SUBURBS WITH MOST ‘RENOVATOR’ HOMES FOR SALE Stunning mansion has four levels of luxury 1. Sadliers Crossing 58%2. Petrie Terrace 53%3. Herston 50%4. Newtown 50%5. Grange 47%6. Mount Gravatt 45%7. Keperra 44%8. Wavell Heights 41%9. Jindalee 41%10. Camira 41% (Source: Realestate.com.au)last_img read more

Portugal books LNG cargo from Trinidad and Tobago

first_imgImage courtesy of RENREN-operated Sines LNG import terminal in Portugal is set to receive a cargo of liquefied natural gas from Trinidad & Tobago at the end of the week. The 136,600-cbm LNG carrier Galea is transporting the cargo from the Atlantic LNG project in Trinidad and Tobago’s Point Fortin.Atlantic LNG in Point Fortin, capable of producing 14.8 mtpa of LNG, is owned by BP, Shell, China’s sovereign wealth fund CIC unit Summer Soca and Trinidad’s NGC.Data from the Port of Sines shows the vessel is scheduled to dock at the Sines terminal on May 25.Sines LNG terminal, located on Portugal’s Atlantic coast, has a nominal send out capacity of 600,000 cubic meters per hour (5.26 bcm per year), with a peak capacity of 900,000 cubic meters per hour. LNG World News Stafflast_img read more

Fernandinho has high hopes for 2014

first_img The 28-year-old Brazil international got the new year off to the best possible start by scoring the opener in City’s 3-2 win at Swansea on Wednesday. City start 2014 still in contention for the Premier League, Champions League and Capital One Cup, while their FA Cup campaign kicks off at Blackburn this weekend. He added: “Luiz Felipe Scolari (the Brazil coach) has been around watching players. He has been in Portugal, in Italy. I am sure he will be here watching me and other players and that is no problem. I will keep trying to play well here.” The win over Swansea means City remain a point behind current league leaders Arsenal in what is proving a fiendishly difficult title race to call. But Citizens boss Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt his men can handle the pressure. “I think it’s impossible to be in a good team if you don’t want pressure, you must be used to playing with pressure,” he said. “I think all the other teams have the same pressure – Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham, Everton. “If they want to say that the pressure is on Manchester City it’s no problem for us.” There is also the small matter of Brazil hosting this summer’s World Cup finals, and former Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fernandinho knows the next 12 months could represent the high point of his career. “This was a good way to start the year, to score a goal and the team to win. I hope I can keep playing like this and the team can keep winning,” he said. “If I have success with City and Brazil this year that would be the best year of my life, of my career. “But for now I must concentrate on the games and see what happens afterwards. We just have to prepare well for each game, and be ready. I hope we can keep challenging for all four trophies.” Fernandinho has won five caps for his country but competition for places in midfield is fierce with the likes of Lucas Leiva, Ramires and Paulinho all pushing for places. The City man has helped his own cause by finding his touch in front of goal recently, scoring three in his last five appearances, although he was quick to play down any impact that may have on his Brazil hopes. “It is always good when you score goals, you help your team,” he said. “But the most important thing is the team and we showed we are a good strong team and we want to win the Premier League. “I don’t know why I am scoring more at the moment, for my three goals I was near the edge of the box and it means there is more chance to score.” Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho is hoping 2014 will be the best year of his life as he targets success with club and country. Press Associationlast_img read more

GOA received $136 million from grants in 2016

first_imgThe Guyana Olympic Association of Guyana (GOA) income for its financial year ending November 30 was reflected as being just over $139 million, and expended just over $85.5 million, reporting a surplus of $53.89 million, according to the financial statements tendered by TSD LAL & Co Chartered Accountants.As is always the case the bulk of the GOA’s income – approximately $136 million – came from grants received from the “IOC, Olympic Solidarity, the Commonwealth Games Federation, Pan American Sports Organization, the TOP Sponsorship Programme and organizing committees of Games.The grant for the Olympic Games was $12,330,532, of which $10,517,723 was expended, making up the largest piece of the $12.1 million consumed for Games/Tournaments. A $999,436 was income for scholarship awardees.Caption: GarfieldThe expenditure included $21.7 million spent on coaching/training programmes, which includes Olympic/Pan Am Training expenses, this covers monies expended on Olympic athletes Winston George, Brenessa Thompson, Aaliyah Abrams; and $470,000 going towards scholarship recipients.Under other expenses $12.72 million was towards conferences meetings, and $19.58 million towards donations, and $3 million for the upkeep of the GOA owned Michael Parris Gym located at the National Park.In several cases when it comes to getting the money GOA is expected to spend for the events and then apply for the reimbursements from the IOC and other organizations.This year’s income registers an increase from the $136, 223, 388 that the Association registered for the preceding fiscal year. That year – ending November 30, 2015 – the body had a total expenditure of $91, 857,030, for a calculated surplus of $44,366,358.The surplus for the years is registered under the Accumulated Fund, which has a balance of $258, 684, 073, as at December 1, 2016. This balance marks a 62% increase from the December 1, 2014 balance of $160,425,871.The largest sum for the grant, some $41.3 million, was from the Olympics/Pan Am Training Grant. There’s also $33.8 million received for Paso Activities.Outside of the grants, the income from other collections amounted to $2,517,981. The other collections can be broken down into interest earned ($31,096), subscription ($51,000), income from the Michael Parris Gym ($250,500) and miscellaneous receipts ($2,185,981).The Pan American Sport Organisation (PASO) provides on a yearly basis US$169,146 to the Association to assist with the organizing of its activities and US$40,000 to assist with the organization of its admin matters. The IOC provided and annual sum of US$19,980 from the TOP sponsorship programme. The latter is revenue which is generated from the commercial partnership agreements entered into with the business community and the IOC and provide support to the whole of the Olympic family.The total IOC/Olympic solidarity sum of $101, 487,600 is under the label “Other Receivables” accounted for in the Balance sheet. The amount for the IOC/Olympic Solidarity for 2015 is $76,694,426.Also not in the income and expenditure account is a deferred income of $4,253,400 from the Commonwealth Games Federation which provided an initial sum of US$21,267 to be used as training assistance for the 2018 Golden Coast Commonwealth Games, set to be held in Australia.The financial statements for the year was discussed at the GOA’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held last Wednesday night at the Association’s headquarters in Liliendaal, which is still under construction.The financial statement was read by the Association’s treasurer, Garfield Wiltshire. President for the GOA is attorney-at-law, K. A. Juman-Yassin.last_img read more

NDSU looks to extend streak vs Oral Roberts

first_imgNDSU looks to extend streak vs Oral Roberts Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditOral Roberts (12-10, 5-4) vs. North Dakota State (17-7, 8-2)Scheels Center, Fargo, North Dakota; Saturday, 2 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Dakota State looks for its fifth straight conference win against Oral Roberts. North Dakota State’s last Summit League loss came against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 78-73 on Jan. 22. Oral Roberts took care of Denver by nine at home on Saturday. Associated Press ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. Tyson Ward, Vinnie Shahid and Rocky Kreuser have combined to account for 57 percent of North Dakota State’s scoring this season and 65 percent of the team’s points over its last five games. For Oral Roberts, Emmanuel Nzekwesi, Deondre Burns and Max Abmas have scored 53 percent of the team’s points this season, including 72 percent of all Golden Eagles points over their last five.RAMPING IT UP: The Bison have scored 77 points per game against Summit League opponents so far, an improvement from the 67.2 per game they managed in non-conference play.TERRIFIC TYSON: Ward has connected on 32.7 percent of the 49 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 3 of 10 over his last five games. He’s also made 74.8 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: Oral Roberts is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 67 points and 12-5 when scoring at least 67.LONG-RANGE THREAT: North Dakota State’s Shahid has attempted 163 3-pointers and connected on 36.8 percent of them, and is 8 of 22 over his last three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Oral Roberts offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.8 percent of its possessions, which is the 15th-best rate in the nation. The North Dakota State defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 15.8 percent of all possessions (ranked 342nd among Division I teams). February 6, 2020last_img read more

MBB : Walk alone: With improved game, Walker leads resurrection of UConn program

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Battered and bruised, Kemba Walker limps into his frigid oasis. Though he visits this place nearly every day, that doesn’t make feeling the near-frozen temperatures of the cold tub against his skin any easier. The pins and needles are always there.Nonetheless, he’s come to appreciate this place. After all, it’s about the only thing keeping his body in game condition. Playing 37 minutes per game in the Big East takes its toll. Having three, four or even five bodies converge on you every time you drive the lane just makes it worse.‘I get tired a lot,’ Walker said. ‘But I can’t show it. All the time I’m with the trainer, in the cold tub. Anything I can do to get my body ready for the game.’Heading into the 2010-11 season, Walker knew it was going to be like this. He assumed the leadership position on this Connecticut team as soon as the final buzzer ended last year’s disappointing NIT season.And with seven new freshmen coming to play for head coach Jim Calhoun, Walker knew he had to be ‘that guy.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘Kemba Walker is doing this because an awful lot of it is that he’s terrific,’ Calhoun said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 20. ‘And he’s got an incredible, competitive heart. And because he’s a great leader for our team, and he knows we need it.’What he’s doing is leading a resurrection of the UConn men’s basketball program Syracuse will face Wednesday at 7 p.m. inside Hartford’s XL Center. Almost single-handedly bringing it back from the murky depths of a recruiting scandal that tarnished the team’s reputation.Twenty games into the season, Walker has guided the Huskies to a Top 10 ranking and is pouring in more than 24 points per game. He’s hit three game-winning shots this year and is one of the frontrunners for the National Player of the Year award.It’s a role Walker knew he was going to have to play, and he accepted the challenge. Hundreds of hours in the gym working mostly on his jump shot were complemented by experience with the USA basketball team and trips to the camps run by Chris Paul, Deron Williams and LeBron James over the summer.Now, with his team in the hunt for a Big East title, it’s all paying off.‘I’m not surprised because I put in the time,’ Walker said. ‘I knew it was going to be a breakout year, and I knew it was going to have to be a breakout year for this team to be at this point.’A lasting impressionSeven seconds.That’s how long it took Lorenzo Romar to respond when asked where Kemba Walker can improve offensively. And even then, he was stumped.‘Oh, man,’ said Romar, Washington’s head coach. ‘Offensively, I don’t think he needs to improve much.’From July 20-24, Romar ran the USA Basketball Men’s Select Team. The team was composed of 20 college players, including Walker, and its sole task was to scrimmage the National Team leading up to the 2010 FIBA World Championships.Going up against the likes of Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook and Rajon Rondo, Romar said Walker was one of the few players not intimidated by the superstars.‘He had a day where, in a scrimmage, he went for about 28 points,’ said Jay Wright, Villanova’s head coach and an assistant with the Select Team, in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 27. ‘And everybody just said, ‘Wow.’ I think everybody realized this kid is on another level.’Despite being undersized at just 6-foot-1, Walker used his speed to wreak havoc on some of the best guards in the world.And on a team that had four AP Preseason All-Americans, Walker emerged as the go-to guy for the Select Team.‘He was the one that could just go out and create,’ Romar said. ‘I thought he had the ability that, if you’re just having a tough time against a good defensive team, you can still win the game because of his ability to break down defenses.’In one scrimmage, Walker said, a trimmed-down Select Team finally beat the NBA guys later that summer in New York City. Though meaningless, it was an accomplishment that will stay with Walker forever. And his play in those two weeks will continue to be the lasting impression for the players and coaches of that Select Team.‘We needed a guard that could go against Westbrook and Rose and (Chauncey) Billups and those guys every day and give them good work,’ Wright said. ‘And he was the first guy we picked.’Youthful talentWhen the mentor struggled, the 17-year-old pupil stepped up.In the 2009 Elite Eight, Kemba Walker showed the first glimpse of what he could be down the road. With senior A.J. Price playing poorly, the freshman Walker took over and got his team to the Final Four.‘It was one of those games where I had no choice but to have a good game,’ Walker said.On the biggest stage, the kid from the Bronx had the game of his life. He matched a career high with 23 points and handled Missouri’s ’40 Minutes of Hell’ full-court press with ease. And the Huskies prevailed.‘I just kept thinking, (what) if he could do that on a consistent basis,’ former UConn forward Gavin Edwards said.‘And this year, he’s really doing it.’It was Walker’s speed that energized the Huskies against the Missouri press in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, an asset he’s had ever since he was young. An asset that, in the words of Davidson head coach Bob McKillop, likens Walker to a sports car.‘He has controlled speed,’ McKillop said. ‘He’s like a high-powered race car, like a Porsche. He’s got different gears and knows exactly when to use them.’McKillop coached Walker in the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship with Team USA, when Walker averaged 13.4 points over five games and also dished out five assists on his way to tournament MVP. In the championship loss to Argentina, he netted a game-high 21.‘He was pretty darn good,’ McKillop said.‘Fruits of his labors’Flash forward from that freshman season to the present, and Gavin Edwards can’t help but chuckle. When asked how Kemba Walker’s game has changed since, he laughs at his own response.‘Kemba,’ Edwards said, ‘has obviously been working on his shot a little bit.’After UConn attempted its fewest 3-pointers and shot the lowest percentage from 3-point range in 15 years last season, the team needed to improve. More specifically, Walker needed to improve.He made only 13 3-pointers as a freshman and shot 27 percent. A year later, he made roughly three times as many triples, but the team still ranked third to last in the Big East in 3-point percentage.So between his experience with the USA Select Team and all of the guard-oriented camps, Walker was on campus in Storrs, Conn., working on his game. Hundreds of jump shots. Hours in the gym.‘I just wanted to take shots,’ Walker said. ‘Take consistent shots. It was hard, but I had no choice.’It all worked.Through 20 games this season, Walker made more 3s (40) than he did all of last season in 34 games (38). He’s hit three or more 3-pointers in six games this season — a feat he accomplished just three times in his career prior to this year.And his ability to drive the lane — the skill that’s always been his strength — has only become more dangerous. Now teams have to respect his jump shot, and they can’t pack the paint with all five defenders.‘That was the big thing that everybody tried to knock him with,’ said Jacob Pullen, a Kansas State guard and Select Team teammate. ‘He really understood how hard you have to work to be a good player.‘And right now, it’s just the fruits of his labors.’It’s labor that has yielded 15 20-point games and six 30-point games.He’s been asked to do it all for this young Huskies squad, and so far the challenge has been answered.So as unpleasant as every cold bath is following his labor during a taxing Big East battle, every game UConn wins might make the frigid water feel a bit warmer.‘He’s a terrific all-around basketball player,’ Calhoun said. ‘Who we need desperately every single night to score points for us.’mjcohe02@syr.edu Published on January 31, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13center_img Commentslast_img read more

Syracuse looks to forget late-game heroics of last year, handle Florida in NCAA third round

first_imgIt’s a great memory for Syracuse. But the players insist it only sits in the backs of their minds.With an impending playoff matchup against Florida, the Orange refuses to get carried away reflecting on SU’s seven-goal comeback to beat the Gators in last season’s final four.“It’s always going to be a game that I will remember,” junior attack Alyssa Murray said. “But I think you can’t dwell on memories like that. Because if you do, then you’re just going to sit back and just wait for something like that to happen.“A seven-goal comeback doesn’t come around often so rather than playing from behind like we did last year, we’re going to try and get out to a quick lead and really keep it there.”A year removed from a triumphant 14-13 double-overtime victory over UF to reach the national championship game, the Orange meets the Gators once again in the postseason. Fourth-seeded Syracuse (17-3) will face No. 5 Florida (18-2) for the second time this year, but this, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday at 2 p.m. with a trip to this season’s final four on the line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe new season has brought change to both sidelines, altering the matchups and forcing the coaches to devise new game plans.Syracuse’s players won’t pride themselves on their resurgence over such a deficit in last year’s national semifinals. Both teams are completely different teams, the players said. The feat means little to SU now.Eyes are focused on this weekend, when the Gators will travel to the Carrier Dome for the very first time.“And the Dome isn’t exactly a friendly atmosphere for the opposing team,” said Syracuse midfielder Bridget Daley. “And that charges us up even more.”The two national powerhouses met on March 2 in Miami, where the Gators prevailed 14-10. But in the two and a half months since that contest, the two squads have evolved.“We’re just at a point in our season that we’ve really come together as a group and we’re just really confident playing with each other,” said senior Becca Block, Synapse Sports’ defender of the year. “Our attack and defense have grown so much that we’re just totally different the way we’re playing.”In SU’s last two meetings with UF, Michelle Tumolo carried Syracuse’s offense. She burned the Gators for five points in the final four and then spearheaded SU’s attack with four goals and an assist on March 2. But the Orange no longer has her skills at its disposal, as the senior went down with a torn left ACL on April 16.In her absence emerged freshman Kayla Treanor. In the eight games since the senior’s injury, Treanor exceeded her collective production from the previous 12 games.Simultaneously, Murray was just as dynamic and finished fourth in the nation with 100 points. The duo of Murray and Treanor has been “phenomenal” down the stretch, Daley said.Syracuse believes the pair’s dominance will translate against a Florida team that poses a more competitive threat than SU’s most recent opponent, Dartmouth.SU head coach Gary Gait said he was happy with Murray and Treanor’s performance against DC, but stressed that Florida represents an entirely new challenge.The Orange knows it has no time or reason for reminiscing old memories.“You hear a lot about (Florida having) 13 seniors and they’ve been there for four years,” Daley said. “You got to remember that we have seniors who have been here for four years, and every class that we have wants to win a national championship just as bad as they do.” Comments Published on May 17, 2013 at 10:44 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Related Stories Florida’s first-ever senior class leaving legacy in final NCAA tournament runcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Annenberg modernizes its journalism degrees

first_imgIn an effort to modernize degree programs for a changing industry, the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism unveiled a revised undergraduate degree, the Bachelor of Arts in journalism, Thursday. After undergoing the University’s review process, the new degree program will likely go into effect for the Fall 2016 semester.In an email sent to current Annenberg students, Willow Bay, director of the Annenberg School of Journalism, said, “USC Annenberg’s B.A. in journalism will prepare our students to build rewarding careers, thrive in contemporary newsrooms and lead the industry in an exciting time of rapid change.”While the school currently offers two undergraduate journalism degrees — either broadcast and digital journalism or print and digital journalism — the new journalism B.A. program eliminates the distinction. The change, according to Assistant Dean of Student Affairs Gordon Stables, is meant to create a curriculum that was flexible  as journalism changes over time and as students develop their specific interests. Beginning in their junior year, students in the new degree program will have the option to choose an area of emphasis in print journalism and sports journalism, among others.“I think the best way to describe the goals of the new curriculum was to allow it to be forward-looking so that as things change in technology, in journalism and in related industries the curriculum has the flexibility to keep those current in what they’re doing,” Stables said.Nick Ring, a junior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism, pointed out that the new combined journalism program could enable students to explore the industry in a way that’s not currently possible.“I think that the new approach that they’re going with will just make it more accessible, and students won’t feel as tied down to one side of the field, and they’ll have more of an opportunity to explore what areas they like the most,” Ring said.Students in the current journalism degree programs, depending on their class status, can blend the new course offerings into their degrees as electives or transition entirely to the new journalism B.A. degree. Stables said that courses with the same number that are included in both degree programs will count toward major credit for both despite slight tweaks to the course names and content.Heeding input from faculty in the journalism school, the new undergraduate program includes dedicated classes for data journalism, programming  and visual storytelling — areas that were optional at best in the old degrees. Courses that emphasize digital-specific ethics and civic engagement are also new additions.Max Schwartz, a senior in the current broadcast journalism program with a position as news editor at Annenberg Media, felt that the new degree program’s emphasis on digital skills was prudent.“I think it will only be beneficial as we move more digital, as most content is now on online platforms, and as more employers look for that skill,” Schwartz said. “It’s definitely great, and I’m glad that the school is moving forward on that front … because they want to stay the best and [be] competitive.”The new digital emphasis was also inspired by the technological capabilities of the media center in Wallis Annenberg Hall, where different forms of journalism converge in one space.“The phrase ‘inspiration’ is 100 percent correct. The curriculum couldn’t have been developed without the time with the faculty and students working in [the new media center]. Building [Wallis Annenberg Hall] was really re-developing the culture of journalism education here,” Stables said.last_img read more

SU seniors take charge seeking program’s 1st NCAA tournament

first_img Published on September 25, 2018 at 9:24 pm Contact Andrew: arcrane@syr.edu | @CraneAndrew Before last Friday’s ACC opener against Georgia Tech, Syracuse players linked arms and formed a circle behind their bench with senior Santita Ebangwese and redshirt senior Christina Oyawale in the center, swinging side to side. When the two seniors shouted “S who?,” the remainder of the team responded with “SU!”As the speed of the chant increased and the players began to sway faster, Ebangwese and Oyawale started jumping up and down and yelling louder. Then, the Orange closed in on each other and broke their huddle before they went out and defeated the Yellow Jackets in straight sets.Much like that pregame ritual, this year’s Orange are centered around the leadership of its seniors. With only one season remaining in the six seniors’ time at SU (6-4, 2-0 Atlantic Coast), it’s their last chance to complete their goal since they were freshmen: make the NCAA Tournament. If they were to accomplish this, it would mark the first NCAA appearance in the program’s history.“(They) understand this is their last chance,” head coach Leonid Yelin said, “and I think it’s more important they feel they can do this.”While her teammates played the Yellow Jackets, Oyawale wore sweatpants tucked into white socks and flip-flops and wasn’t able to assume her usual middle blocker and outside hitter spots on the court. She hadn’t played since the team’s second game of the season, until she made her return in Sunday’s victory over Clemson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHaving her ankle wrapped and being forced to stay on the sidelines didn’t stop Oyawale from making her presence known. Leading with her energy, she followed through on one of the aspects the seniors believe will carry them this season.Last season, the Orange qualified for the first postseason tournament in program history, although it wasn’t the one they wanted. Invited to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship after a 22-14 record, including 12-8 in the Atlantic Coast, they won their first two matches before falling to West Virginia, 3-0, in the quarterfinals. This season, Syracuse hopes the NIVC serves as a stepping stone into the NCAAs.“Mentally, it was just like, ‘We can do it,’” middle blocker Amber Witherspoon said. “The heart, we have that. The athleticism, we have that. We have the talent, we have the coaches. What makes us so different that we can’t get to the tournament?”Immediately after their final match, the then-juniors had a conversation about how to maximize their final season. They wanted to have high energy levels and build mental stamina. The seniors took it upon themselves during the offseason to make sure those aspects were addressed.“We need to come out and … make sure that everyone is on the same page,” Witherspoon said. “If they don’t want to be, then that’s on them. But we’re going to find six people on this court that are going to be able to perform.”Against Georgia Tech, the Orange found that right mix. The Orange found themselves down by seven twice in the second set, including 23-16. Closing the game on an 11-2 run, they stormed back to take the set from the Yellow Jackets.During the comeback, Oyawale high-fived players as they subbed out and danced with teammates during timeouts to lighten the mood. Ebangwese, who Yelin referred to as “the heart and soul of the team,” and Witherspoon gave emotional screams after their kills. Fans chanted “Let’s Go ‘Cuse,” which echoed off the Women’s Building walls and contributed to the energetic atmosphere.The seniors know that if they continued to stick to their plan, the season ahead of them could be special. But they aren’t letting themselves get caught up with what might happen at the end of the year.“At this point, we’ve just got to take it game by game,” Ebangwese said, “and we want to make it an unforgettable season.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Giancarlo Stanton already booed at Yankee Stadium

first_imgYankees fans weren’t happy and they booed him off the field to “thank” him for his efforts. New York ultimately lost 5-3.Did I hear that right? Giancarlo Stanton getting booed in the second game of the season?— Vinny Simone (@VTSimone) March 30, 2019Oh no Stanton is being booed off the field in the Bronx after striking out as the tying run.— Red Sox Stats (@redsoxstats) March 30, 2019Stanton had a somewhat disappointing first season in New York as he saw his numbers drop across the board after he won the National League MVP in 2017, though he was still worth 4.0 bWAR.But this year he said he had put 2018 behind him and was ready to start to succeed in the American League. He went 1 for 3 Saturday with two walks, but that did little to placate the Bronx boo-birds. MORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN Giancarlo Stanton already had a chance to make a big impression on Yankees fans this season as he came up to the plate with runners on the corners and one out with New York down 5-2 to the Orioles in the bottom of the ninth inning.He just didn’t do anything with it and struck out — like he did a career-high 211 times last season.last_img read more