These insane dream homes will go under the hammer this Saturday

first_imgThe incredible home at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba will go to auction at 10am on Saturday.The incredible renovated property at 31 Brisbane St, Bulimba will also go to auction. The shop and home at 2 Stephens St, Annerley, will also go to auction on Saturday.For more than three decades, the shop on the corner at 2 Stephens St, Annerley was the tuckshop for Junction Park State School, and the property has been in the same family for 60 years. The kitchen is galley-style, with a butlers’ pantry to the left.The renovated Queenslander has exposed brick walls, stained glass windows and decorative fretwork.There is no need to head to Wet’n’Wild to catch a dive-in movie, with a remote controlled projector screen able to wind down at the end of the pool. The property was inspired by a Sunshine Coast resort.The renovated resort-style home in on a double block of 1752sq m, and has a full-size tennis court, inground pool and spa, 12m pontoon with jetty and separate cabana-style studio. The kitchen is like a time capsule.Place Paddington agent Jesse Sherring said buyers from “across the spectrum” were interested in the property, looking to use the corner shop front for anything from a juice bar and cafe, to a place to make jam and chutneys and a home design store.Mr Sherring said the house had been renovated in the 1960s and was “a bit of a time capsule”.It will go to auction at noon, on Saturday November 3. The living and kitchen are open plan.The floors inside are a French oak basket weave, and outdoors on the veranda and around the top of the inground magna pool is a French-style feature tile.It will go under the hammer at 11am, Saturday November 3. The house at 62 Keona Rd, McDowall, will go to auction on Saturday.DREAM homes galore will be going under the hammer this weekend.The split-level house at 62 Keona Rd, McDowall, already has seven registered bidders, according to Ray White Ascot’s Alexander Shean. Exposed brick is one of the home’s character features.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoWhen the screen is not in use, it retracts and reveals a fireplace in the stone feature wall.The house has five bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking for three cars.It will go to auction at 10am, Saturday November 3. Inside 27 Sutton St, Chelmer.If you are concerned the above properties may burn a hole in your pocket, perhaps this renovator is for you — and remember — two of the above incredible houses began as humble cottages too. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 The property at 62 Keona Rd, McDowall, has a large outdoor area.The agent said they had more than 80 visitors at inspections of the property, which has 557sq m of under roof living and “ticks all the boxes” for buyers. Bi-fold doors allow for a seamless transition from indoors to outdoors.A few of the property’s luxury features include 13m inground pool with spa jets, ducted zoned airconditioning, in-built speakers, ducted vacuum, gatehouse with intercom, and 20,000L of water tanks which are plumbed to toilets, laundry and outdoor hoses.The house will go to auction at 10am, Saturday November 3. A riverfront property at Chelmer will also go to auction at 10am.The luxury riverfront property at 27 Sutton St, Chelmer, will go to auction at 10am, Saturday November 3. The pool has French-style tiles around the top. The floors are French Oak basket weave.It has five bedrooms, and four bathrooms, each with Astrawalker Eco brass tapware.The main bedroom has vaulted ceilings, a walk-through wardrobe and an ensuite. The kids can splash from the pool while you watch from the alfresco dining area.Mr Shean said he expected more to register for the auction of the six bedroom, three bathroom property, which is on a large 1058sq m block.“Keona Rd is known as a premier location in McDowall,” Mr Shean said.“It’s a fairly unique property for the location, with not many in that price bracket in the area.” This two-level Hampton’s honey will go under the hammer at 11am on Saturday.Just like 31 Brisbane St, 45 Hayward St at Paddington started out as a cottage too.Now it has found a new life as a two-level Hampton’s inspired honey.last_img read more

‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market

first_imgVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:21Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:21 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to buy your first home01:21A NEW report has highlighted the resilience of the Townsville property market during COVID-19, with sales volumes and buyer confidence remaining high.At the ‘start of recovery’, the Townsville residential property market continues to see stronglevels of activity with sale volumes trending higher and general market sentiment remaining positive, according to the Herron Todd White (HTW) Month in Review report for September.“House sale volumes started strongly in 2020 before dipping in late March and early April with the onset of COVID-19 restrictions,” the report said. “By May, sale volumes had regained momentum and have continued to consolidate on the strong start to 2020.” >>>MORE NEWS: HOGS BREATH FOUNDER SELLS WHITSUNDAY MANSION >>>SOUTHERN BUYERS ARE TURNING TO COVID-FREE NQ Herron Todd White North Queensland managing director Darren Robins said Townsville was now seeing sales taking place across all suburbs more consistently, with much less focusthan before on the central (4810 postcode) suburbs.“Anecdotal evidence suggests that the residential land market has seen a surge in activity on the back of the homeowner grants with land in a wide range of locations and price points seeing activity,” he said. Herron Todd White North Queensland managing director Darren Robins. Picture: Evan MorganMaster Builders North Queensland regional manager Emma Peters said there had been a “giant surge in land sales” following the announcement of the Federal Government’s $25,000 HomeBuilder grant.The financial boost is on top of Queensland’s $15,000 first homeowner grant and the $5000 regional home building boost, meaning first home buyers could be eligible for up to $45,000 in grants to help buy their first home. Masters Builders Regional Manager Emma Peters on site at Eden Park’s new estateMs Peters said the number of people going through display villages soon after HomeBuilder was announced had “exploded”, with one developer reporting a 980 per cent increase in the number of land sales.“We were coming off a low base though as residential construction had been very low for several years,” she said.“And these (current) house and land sales are subject to finance, with buyers awaiting approval for the HomeBuilder grant.“Hopefully that (approvals process) doesn’t drag on because we are pleased to see the residential sector booming.“That has a flow on effect to the whole construction and associated industries … and the local economy.”Ms Peters said it was still too early to tell whether the boom in sales was being driven by interstate buyers, but many developers were reporting significant uptake by locals. >>>TOWNSVILLE TO COME OUT ON TOP: PROPERTY EXPERTScenter_img Lifestyle is a big drawcard. Picture: Evan MorganElements NQ has two developments under construction — The Orchard at Jensen and Riverstone in the Upper Ross – and another three projects in the planning phase.Elements NQ sales manager Paul Fontinos said sales were up 400 to 500 per cent, albeit off a “low base”.He said the grants had “absolutely worked” to stimulate the construction sector, prompting buyers who may have waited a few more years to buy to take the leap early.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202002:12The suburbs posting median sales price increases despite Covid2 Sep 2020“It was instantaneous,” he said, warning that there was already signs of a skills shortage in the region.“There are builders who are so busy they are already saying they can’t take on any more work this year,” he said.But Mr Fontinos said the boom in new home and land sales had huge benefits for the local economy.“People think it is just the builder, the tiler who benefits, but people go out and buy rugs, couches, pets, turf, irrigation,” he said.“It is the engineers, the town planners, valuers, banks. It stimulates so much growth and employment, directly and indirectly.”The REA Market Trends report for August shows that the suburb where the most houses changed hands over the past 12 months was Kirwan, with 256 houses sold in the past 12 months.Bushland Beach and Kelso round out the top three suburbs, recording 132 and 118 sales respectively.Other top performers can be found in suburbs where house and land packages are being snapped up by first home buyers and upgraders, including Mount Louisa (113 sales), Burdell (84), Mount Low (60) and Bohle Plains (52). Maidment Group’s Harris Crossing development SUPPLIEDNew estates include Maidment’s Sanctum in Mount Low and Harris Crossing at Bohle Plains, Urbex’s residential estate Kalynda Chase, also at Bohle Plains, Mendi Group’s Summerset Estate at Mount Louisa, Markwell Groups Pinnacle Views at Kelso and Stockland’s North Shore community at Burdell. Managing director of Mendi Group, Jeff Doyle at the site of a new residential development in Mount Louisa, Summerset Estate. PICTURE: MATT TAYLOR.last_img read more

OKEA to share Siem PSV with Neptune

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas company OKEA, the operator of the Draugen field, has won a tender for supply to the Seadrill-owned rig West Phoenix in connection with the rig’s operations on Neptune Energy’s Fenja field located in the Norwegian Sea. OKEA said on Thursday that the contract has a duration of 12 months fixed plus four three-month options, i.e. up to two years in total. Estimated start-up is in mid-January 2020.The supply will primarily take place with Siem Pride vessel, which will supply the West Phoenix rig four to five times a week and Draugen two times a week.“Through this contract, sharing economy and efficient utilization of resources for the benefit of both parties will be demonstrated in practice,” OKEA concluded.The Siem Pride had been operating on the North Sea fields – including Draugen – for Shell since its delivery in 2015. In May 2018, the vessel was awarded a charter extension by Shell until November 14, 2025.After OKEA took over operatorship of the Draugen field from Shell back in November 2018, the vessel continued its operations on the field.The vessel has an overall length of 89.2 meters, a width of 19 meters, and a deadweight of 5,017 tonnes. It is outfitted with DP2 capabilities, standby rescue for 300 people, and a deck area of 980 square meters.Neptune became the operator of the Fenja field in December 2018 following the completion of  integration with the former VNG Norge business.The field lies 120 km north of Kristiansund, with estimated recoverable resources in excess of 100 million barrels oil equivalent. It is a subsea development with tie-back to Njord A platform. First oil is targeted for 2021.Offshore Energy Today StaffSpotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Yinson settles cancelled $1B FPSO deal for Ca Rong Do field off Vietnam

first_imgMalaysian FPSO provider Yinson has executed a final settlement with PetroVietnam regarding last year’s termination of the $1 billion FPSO charter contract. To remind, BBC reported back in 2018 that PetroVietnam ordered Repsol and its Talisman Vietnam subsidiary, to suspend its Ca Rong Do work, to avoid confrontation with China due to the maritime border issue in the South China Sea. The PTSC CRD joint venture, consisting of Yinson Clover and PetroVietnam Technical Services Corporation (PTSC), in 2017 signed the $1 billion bareboat charter contract for the supply of the FPSO for ten years firm and five more in extensions. It is worthnoting that PTSC also on the same date entered into a final settlementagreement with Talisman Vietnam. The contractwas meant for the supply of an FPSO for the Ca Rong Do field developmentoffshore Vietnam.center_img In March 2018, Repsol’s subsidiary Talisman Vietnam, the operator of the Ca Rong Do field, informed PTSC of a force majeure event directing the oil company “not to carry out the scheduled work program on the CRD Project for the time being”. The future of the FPSO charter was unknown at the time but in September 2019 PTSC terminated the charter due to a prolonged force majeure event. Then onThursday, 2 June 2020, Yinson said that it reached a final settlement with PTSC.The settlement agreement will settle all rights, demands, liabilities andobligations arising from the termination of the bareboat charter contract.last_img read more

DA mechanization program to benefit Antique farmers

first_imgA farmer tills his rice field. The mechanization program of the Department of Agriculture will soon benefit farmer-members of cooperatives from the 17 towns of Antique. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO J. PETINGLAY They are currently in the process ofcomplying with the documentary requirements of Letter of Intent to the RCEFmechanization program, valid certificate/registration from any recognizedgovernment agency, and farmer association profile.    SAN JOSE, Antique – The mechanizationprogram of the Department of Agriculture (DA) will soon benefit farmer-membersof cooperatives from the 17 towns of this province, said Rhomelita Alonsagay ofthe Office of the Provincial Agriculture. According to her, the budget for themechanization will be sourced from the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund(RCEF) as mandated under Republic Act 11203 or the Rice Tariffication Law.   Fifty percent of the RCEF will go tothe mechanization program; 30 percent for seeds; and 10 percent each for creditand training and extension services, she said. Alonsagay added that through the RCEFmechanization program, the farmers’ cooperative in the province can at leastavail of P5-million grant for its needed technologies such as agriculturaltractors, farm tillers and rice seeders. The heads and members of the farmerscooperatives from Anini-y, Tobias Fornier, Belison, Hamtic, Sibalom, Patnongon,Bugasong, Barbaza, Tibiao, Culasi, San Jose de Buenavista, San Remigio,Valderrama, Laua-an, Pandan, Libertad, and Sebaste were interviewed on Aug. 27and Oct. 23-24 by the RCEF staff. “Since the RCEF mechanization programwill be for six years beginning this 2019, then there will be one cooperativein each of the 17 towns that will be a recipient of the technology every year,”Alonsagay said, adding only the Caluya town was not included due to itsdistance.(With a report from PNA/PN) “The national government is supportingthe farmers through their cooperatives by providing them with mechanization sothey could become competitive also with the liberalization of riceimportation,” Alonsagay added.last_img read more

Kauffman 5

first_img Latest Posts Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Latest posts by admin (see all) admincenter_img State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 What have I done? Why do I have to open my big mouth? I must have said that a dozen times last week! I’ll admit it, I freaked… (I am still freaked, but trying to talk myself into having confidence.) The sun was out and spring was in the air, so I e-mailed Robin and asked what the route is for the Kauffman 5K. I did a drive-by on my next round of errands. My stomach turned. My throat tightened. I got a sympathy charlie horse. My hands began to sweat. The whole time I was recycling, I was having an internal FREAK OUT. What have I done? Thoughts like “Why would I think this is a good idea” were quickly followed by “It’s THREE miles. You really ought to be able to get through three puny miles.”By late afternoon, I was feeling alright about this whole idea. That’s when I got the e-mail: “Can you come a bit early? We’ll do the route!”OMG, OMG. Panic returned at triple the intensity! I arrived at the Y, I joked about having an ambulance on notice… We took off JOGGING. Annnnnnnnnnd about half way past the Mill Mall, (yes, you read it right, HALF WAY) I was a mess.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textA bit farther on, Robin’s encouragement was too much. I tried to yell mean things, but could no longer speak, only wheeze and grumble. That is about the time she unveiled Plan B: Run as far as you can, walk and just get through this.Before she was done explaining the plan, I was done jogging and hoofing it along as fast as I could walking. As soon as I caught my breath and could speak, she found an object for us to run to.I clarified each item: “To THAT mailbox?” “To Which tree?”Then we rounded the corner onto 1A by now I was telling her to run along and I would be there when I got there (we had abs class at 5 and then Zumba). As the people driving by looked, did double takes and just plain gawked, Robin, being the ever-encouraging and sweet person, said, “There is nothing to see here.”I managed to pull a breath out of somewhere and gasped, “Oh yes there is… a fit trainer pulling a moose along the Bangor Road!”Ugh. Just past Friends and Family it hit me. I was going to live! We were going to just barely make it back on time, but we were going to make it. Yeah, I had a little bounce in my step along the Mill Mall this time (bounce, wobble… call it what you will). Now the work begins to meet the next goal — to actually make it through race day. Phew, I am so glad the pure panic has passed. I can do it; I just want to do it a bit faster and with a bit more grace. We’ll see how that goes!last_img read more

Hanna Strong statement: Women’s soccer player speaks up for 1st time since viral video

first_img Published on September 10, 2014 at 12:35 am Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: Hanna Strong released this statement in an email to The Daily Orange on Tuesday night. Strong’s statement is in response to a video of her using racist and homophobic language, which went viral on Saturday. “I don’t know how to express how truly sorry I am for my actions displayed in the recent online video. The words I chose are equally cruel and hurtful and do not reflect in any way how I view those it may have offended.The video does not accurately represent who I am or the person I strive to become. However, I put myself in a situation that resulted in this behavior and I take all the responsibility for my actions.To the Black and LGBT Communities, Coach Wheddon, Dr. Gross, both the athletic and academic community that is Syracuse University, and to my family, friends, and all those that have supported me: My sincere regret and apologies.” Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Rivalry means even more this year

first_imgThere are three things I’ve come to expect from Thanksgiving: mediocre football, passing out early and inane traditions.Holiday traditions are still fun, but many are of spotty origins. We do them because we’re instructed to do so, and the rituals derive their meaning strictly from history.It’s fitting, then, that the annual battle for Los Angeles falls on Thanksgiving weekend.As an outsider from Washington DC, I’ve always had a hard time grasping the USC-UCLA rivalry. Then again, the rivalry is probably misunderstood by most people outside of California. Ivan Maisel called the cross-town showdown the most overrated rivalry in all of college football in his book, The Maisel Report.But this year I’m warming up to the rivalry.It’s an odd time to suddenly embrace the game and its traditions. The 7 p.m. kickoff bucks the trend of afternoon games and makes for the series’ second-latest start time.The timing means that the game will be ignored on the national landscape, but the setup would have relegated the matchup to being an afterthought, anyway. USC enters the game with its lowest ranking since the end of the 2001 season, and UCLA elicits no more than local attention despite its progress.But the lowered expectations actually give the game more meaning. This time around, the game’s outcome will go a long way toward determining each program’s future.The consequences are dire as always for the Trojans. But this year, a loss to the Bruins would turn the season from disappointing to disastrous.Past games against the Bruins have always represented an opportunity to close out on a BCS bowl, but this year’s match is a salvage mission. With a logjam in the Pac-10 standings, a single slip-up could mean the difference between the Holiday Bowl and the Poinsettia Bowl.But there’s a bigger storyline at play here and it’s all about the Bruins.Even in a rebuilding year for USC, UCLA still isn’t close to taking over the throne of the city’s top football team. The Bruins scraped together enough wins to be bowl eligible but are seventh in the Pac-10 pecking order and still need to boost their résumé for the postseason.Remarkable progress has undoubtedly taken place in the last year in Westwood, Calif. But to snap their five-game losing streak, the Bruins had to go Dumpster diving in the Pac-10 standings for wins against Washington, Washington State and Arizona State.Then again, the Huskies took down the Trojans and the Sun Devils nearly did, so there’s little reason for USC to puff its chest out on that point.For all of the talk of the monopoly being over, though, USC still holds most of the properties, houses and hotels on the playing board that is Los Angeles.But UCLA is still closing the gap, and only in part because of the USC’s regression this season. The Bruins are slowly but surely building themselves up, and a win against USC would be the ultimate selling point for coach Rick Neuheisel’s program.Neuheisel has already earned several key victories on the local recruiting trail, including wide receiver Randall Carroll and tight end Morrell Presley.And though the talent disparity still exists, the Bruins have more than a handful of players who would see significant time for USC.With all of the program traditions that have come to an end this year, a loss to UCLA might be the breaking point for many Trojan followers. Many USC fans might be seeing red, but the last thing they would be able to stand would be seeing the Victory Bell painted blue.USC coach Pete Carroll rarely gives meaning to anything beyond the game’s outcome, but these subplots don’t have to apply within his team to carry weight. Fans need storylines to stay engaged in a season that has been less than fulfilling. Otherwise, they make a beeline for the exit when the game turns sour like it did against Stanford.Gunning for a bowl that takes place before New Year’s Day may seem foreign to USC fans, but all traditions are tenuous and can come to an end. It’s why the Trojans can’t take their tradition of dominance against the Bruins for granted.If they do, the spirit around Heritage Hall will be decidedly less thankful on Sunday than it will be on Thursday.“Tackling Dummy” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit or email Michael at read more

Syracuse knows this season’s ugly history of being ranked No. 1

first_imgThe top-ranked teams aren’t meant to lose, at least this quickly. But this year, it has become a common occurrence running through men’s Division I lacrosse. No. 1 teams lose a step and fall to weaker teams, and a new team emerges at the top.“It’s parity,” North Carolina head coach Joe Breschi said of No. 1 teams losing week after week. “We knew as coaches going through this, this is going to happen.”In each of the past five weeks and all but once this season, the top-ranked team has only held the No. 1 spot for a week. Last week, Penn State fell to Maryland and snapped a 10-game win streak. In Monday’s Inside Lacrosse rankings, Syracuse was named the new No. 1 for the first time in almost two years. In SU’s first defense of the ranking, the Orange play two games and its second comes against the defending national champions.“It’s a big thing we’ve been thinking about all week,” senior attack Jordan Evans said. “You see teams get a No. 1 spot each week and they’ve all fallen.”The Orange’s first test came Tuesday, against a struggling Cornell team. The Big Red kept the game close for the beginning, but a 10-0 Syracuse run put the game away. No. 1 Syracuse will have its hands full on four days’ rest Saturday, as the Orange (9-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) takes on preseason No. 1 North Carolina (6-5, 1-1) Saturday in Chapel Hill.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNorth Carolina has a chance to snap Syracuse’s seven-game win streak and dethrone another No. 1. Even with Syracuse consistently succeeding against the Tar Heels the past few years, it doesn’t take away from the fact that UNC has Top 10 talent. Even if the rankings don’t show it.Entering the year with high expectations, the Tar Heels quickly struggled and slid out of No. 1 before the Week 1 rankings. Five losses later and No. 17 UNC is on the brink of falling outside the top 20. But that doesn’t take away from UNC’s road wins against Denver and Virginia.After the Tar Heels fell, Denver took the top spot. North Carolina got its revenge on the new No. 1 just a week removed from the same spot.Maryland came next and barely escaped its first week as the top-ranked team. The Terrapins staved off a late push from Yale in a one-goal game. The following week, UMD stayed No. 1 — the only team to do so all year.Since Maryland’s loss the next time out, no No. 1 team has stuck around for the following week. Notre Dame held the top-ranked spot twice, and so did Denver. Rutgers jumped out to its best start in six decades, but couldn’t continue its hot streak against Delaware. The story remained the same.“That speaks to what we’ve seen in 2017,” ESPN lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon said. “On any given day any team can beat any other team, whether you’re No. 1 or No. 71.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 12, 2017 at 10:26 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s 84-54 thumping of Southern New Hampshire in exhibition

first_img Published on November 1, 2017 at 9:20 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Syracuse’s thumping of Division II Southern New Hampshire took longer to get started than the Orange would’ve liked Wednesday night in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse trailed 13-8 eight minutes in before hitting the gas on a 22-0 run and racing away from the Penmen to lead by 20 at the break. Star guard Tyus Battle took over as needed and freshman center Bourama Sidibe shined when forced to play more than expected, but the lineups remained fuzzy as the Orange won, 84-54.Here are three takeaways from the scrimmage.Still got questionsGrad transfer guard Geno Thorpe didn’t play against SNHU because of a lingering ankle injury that held him out in the Orange vs. White scrimmage, so questions about the Orange’s lineup configurations remained unresolved except for one constant of Paschal Chukwu and Sidibe rotating at center.Junior Frank Howard seemed to play exclusively point guard and dominated time on the floor at the position. He occasionally switched off with freshman Howard Washington, but Washington sometimes also subbed in at shooting guard for Battle. On defense, only Battle, Washington and Howard played the top of the zone.That left the small and power forward positions, which rotated through freshman Oshae Brissett, freshman Marek Dolezaj and redshirt freshman Matthew Moyer. Moyer grabbed 10 rebounds but, in 27 minutes, the 6-foot-8 Brissett impressed the most. He scored 17 points from driving and from beyond the arc, as well as adding 11 boards and two blocks.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIt’s still unclear how Thorpe affects all this, but it appears he’ll slot in somewhere alongside Howard, Battle, Brissett and Chukwu.Big man on the floorWith four minutes to go in the second half, Chukwu fouled out and Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim shook his head and waved his right hand at the referee. Foul trouble plagued the Orange’s redshirt junior center last season too, before an eye injury cut his season short after seven games. Chukwu finished with six blocks. Boeheim subbed in Sidibe and the true freshman shined.On the play of the night, Sidibe drew a gasp and cheer from the Dome late in the first half when he timed his jump perfectly and swatted SNHU guard Drew Butler literally into the second row. The man who caught the ball bounced the ball back to Sidibe, but he had already turned to dap up Battle, who nodded and grinned wide to the freshman.Sidibe had six blocks, the loudest dunks and his active hands at the bottom of the zone forced at least two deflections. Twelve days ago, Boeheim said he hoped to split Sidibe and Chukwu’s minutes evenly this season. He almost did that Wednesday night — Sidibe played 20 and Chukwu, 18 — but Sidibe showed he might be able to anchor the Orange’s defense if needed.And, perhaps most importantly, Sidibe finished with two fouls.He’s the captain nowWith Syracuse returning just one of its top six rotation players from a year ago, Tyus Battle knew he’d see defensive gameplans focused on him this season. From the jump Wednesday, Battle didn’t care who was in front of him. That may be because whoever it was stood several inches shorter, but Battle steadied the offense’s pace, scored a team-high 20 points and attacked like the top-tier threat the Orange needs him to be.Early in the first half, Sidibe set a screen to Battle’s left, he used it and immediately pulled up for a 3-pointer en route to equaling his eight shots-per-game average from last season in the first half alone. Battle’s 3 rimmed out, but it didn’t matter because Penmen forward Remo Simankevicius had fouled him. Battle sunk all three free throws to tie the game at that point, and in total he shot nine from the line in comparison to 2.6 per game last season.The Orange need someone to fill the void from all the shots it lost from last season, and Battle staked his claim to a large portion of them on Wednesday night. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more