Just a touch of glamour in Indooroopilly

first_imgThe living area opens to the covered terrace.There’s a splash of retro glamour as well with parquetry floors.Adding to the property’s sense of privacy is direct pedestrian access off the street. It almost feels like a home on its own lot.While the couple look forward to the next chapter of their life together, leaving the home is bittersweet, said Ms Howarth.“We’ve really enjoyed living there,” she said.“The lifestyle and the convenience are fantastic, and we’ve made some good friends.” The kitchen overlooks the open plan living area.Ms Howarth said smart design and features made an impression with visitors to the home. “People are always surprised at how big it is and how much of a feeling of space there is in it because of that really high ceiling — it makes it feel like a big place.”More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Ms Howarth said there was plenty to love but one of her favourite rooms was the kitchen, which looks down to living area and through to the terrace.“I love that it opens out onto the dining area but also down onto the living area so I can still be involved in whatever is happening down in the lounge,” she said. When Emma Howarth and Jesse Knaggs saw the townhome at 2/23 Musgrave Rd, Indooroopilly, they knew it was for them.“We didn’t want the standard box style apartment. We saw this one and knew that it was the right one for us,” Ms Howarth said.But the couple believe it’s now time to move on from their much-loved urban pad.The three-level, two-bedroom townhouse is situated smack-dab in the middle of Indooroopilly’s best services and amenities.“We couldn’t have asked for a better location,” Ms Howarth said.“I can just pop across to the shops or the gym and it’s a quick walk to the bus or train as well.”last_img read more

Joseph shows progress, but continues to struggle in Syracuse’s win over Louisiana Tech

first_img Published on December 14, 2014 at 10:32 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Twenty seconds was all it took for a full wave of the Kaleb Joseph roller-coaster ride.Right after feeding forward Chris McCullough for a basket, the point guard was ducking the feet of a dunking Erik McCree — a result of Joseph’s own blunder.“He’s trying to do his best at what he does,” senior Rakeem Christmas said. “He’s trying to find open people and I think he’s overthinking. We’ll go through the film and we’ll go through all the things he can’t do and we’ll be fine.”The aggression that Joseph has pledged to maintain on the offensive end bit him more than it helped him on Sunday afternoon. Although he hinted at progress by shooting efficiently with nine points in Syracuse’s (6-3) 71-69 win over Louisiana Tech (7-3) in the Carrier Dome, Joseph more so resembled the freshman point guard he is by committing a season-high eight turnovers to go along with his four assists in a full 40 minutes.And those mistakes drew the brunt of head coach Jim Boeheim’s assessment of his first-year floor general after the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Kaleb made some really good plays today, but he can’t make those unforced (mistakes),” Boeheim said. “A couple of them were traps — you turn it over, that’s OK. But he can’t make the unforced ones that he made … because his turnovers are right in the open where they’re scoring.”Joseph turned it over twice in the opening five minutes — the first one trying to beat the Bulldogs’ press, the second one a late bounce pass to the middle of the floor that McCree grabbed for a transition dunk.Yet through the following five minutes, Joseph responded by hitting a jumper from the free-throw line, calmly draining a wide-open 3 off a pass from Christmas, and sinking a floater from the lane.But after that were two ill-advised attempts to push the ball ahead on the break. By halftime, Joseph had efficiently hit three of his five shots, but had already surpassed his season-high with five turnovers.“Obviously he made a couple of mistakes, but that’ll happen,” forward Tyler Roberson said. “I trust him as a point guard.”SU was ahead by nine with 8:33 left, but that lead slowly dissolved as a pair of Joseph turnovers directly led to Louisiana Tech points and the Bulldogs cut into the deficit. He clanked a wide-open 3-pointer that would’ve put the Orange up by seven with 1:58 remaining.With the score tied 69, Joseph’s drive to the basket in the final 10 seconds was a feeble layup attempt that was deflected by Michale Kyser and never had a chance.Yet the mere fact that Joseph — who left the locker room before reporters arrived for postgame interviews — was on the floor with the game on the line is an improvement from last week, as slight as it is.After turning the ball over in the final minute of the Orange’s loss to Michigan on Dec. 4, Joseph only saw the floor in four seconds of the last 13 minutes of SU’s 69-57 loss to St. John’s on Dec. 6.But as a scorer, he was a useful sidekick to Syracuse’s primary scorers on Sunday — an attempt to disprove Boeheim’s statement after the SJU loss that Joseph’s not a 3-point shooter. The point guard earned his crunch-time minutes against the Bulldogs, even though he didn’t make much of them.“He’s just not really a point guard yet. He’s trying to learn how to play the point,” Boeheim said, before pausing for five seconds.“It’s going to take him a long time to.” Commentslast_img read more

TRAGIC GARDA SCREAMED IN AGONY AFTER HE WAS HIT BY SPEEDING CAR

first_imgA young Donegal Garda screamed in pain for his mother, father and girlfriend just moments after his patrol car was struck at “phenomenal” speed by another car, an inquest heard today.Garda Gary McLoughlin died after suffering multiple injuries as a result of the crash on December 13th, 2009 at Lisfannon, Burt.The inquest into the 24 year old Garda, from Foxfield, Fenagh, Co Leitrim, heard how he was asked to assist detectives who were pursuing a car during a 30km chase. Detectives Noel Jones and Bernard Mullins had followed a red Opel Astra after it had sped off from The Grove garage at Bridgend earlier that night.The Astra, driven by Martin McDermott, had reached speeds of more than 150 KPH as it tried to shake off Gardai.It travelled to the town of Manorcunningham before travelling back towards Bridgend with the aim of escaping across the border to Derry.Detectives Jones and Mullins alerted Garda Gary McLoughlin and his partner Garda Bernard McLaughlin that the car was coming their way.The uniformed Gardai asked if they would deploy the ‘stinger’ device to stop the speeding car but were told it was too dangerous as the Astra could lose control.Instead they were instructed just to get the registration number of the speeding car.Garda Bernard McLaughlin revealed how his partner had slowed down and was traveling on the hard shoulder to get the license plate.However seconds later McDermott came at them on his wrong side of the road.“I saw a haze of lights and Gary said “This is him.” I studied the car and realised instantly it was travelling towards us at phenomenal speed and I shouted that he was going to hit us. It was like a rocket.“Gary pulled left hard into the ditch and if he hadn’t it would have hit us straight on,” he said.After that Garda Bernard McLaughlin said he awoke to find his partner trapped I the car before he finally came through realising he was in horrific pain.“He was in a lot of pain and was calling for his mum and dad Noel and Una and his girlfriend Shauna,” he said.Such was the force of the collision that the engine of the Opel Astra was ripped from the car and thrown down the road.Martin McDermott, now 26, of Castlegrove, Raphoe, was also thrown out of the car and was fond 60 yards down the road by Gardai.McDermott, who has previously been jailed for eight years for the manslaughter of Garda McLoughlin, was twice over the legal drink-driving limit. He had 91 previous convictions for a range of serious crimes.Garda McLoughlin was cut from the car and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.He died the following day, December 14th at 2.20am, after suffering two cardiac arrests.Deputy State Pathologist Dr Michael Curtis said Garda McLaughlin died from multiple injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.The late Garda’s parents Una and Noel, girlfriend Shauna Bradley and extended family were in court for the inquest.The jury of seven women and two men took just twenty minutes to return a verdict of unlawful killing.Coroner John Cannon said “The fact clearly demonstrates the heroic deed exemplified by the late Gary McLoughlin killed in the line of duty. The loss of Gary McLoughlin, a young and gallant officer, reminds us of the ultimate sacrifice by Gardai and we are reminded of the burdens and demands placed on Gardai.“It is therefore that we should appreciate their hazardous task in the protection of our community underpinning the values of our society. “We are indebted to their daily roles. We appreciate the fact that in doing their duty they put themselves in harm’s way…all so the public may live in a peaceful environment.Supt Kevin English said the Gardai in Buncrana and Donegal continue to suffer the loss of Garda Gary McLoughlin.“Gary wore his uniform with pride and courage. His death was unlawful and totally unnecessary. His spirit is very much alive within the daily lives of the Gardai in Buncrana,” he said.At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTRAGIC GARDA SCREAMED IN AGONY AFTER HE WAS HIT BY SPEEDING CAR was last modified: January 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaGarda Bernard McLaughlinGarda Gary McLoughlininquestletterkennyMartin McDermottSupt Kevin Englishunlawful killinglast_img read more