19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield owned by Cairns leaders since 1970

first_img19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldAccording to RE/MAX selling agent Keith Masotto, the lavish master bedroom, ensuite and parents retreat were extensions built by the miner and his wife.Flamingo Bay Research founders David and Elizabeth Tomlinson were the next owners and installed the playground complete with CCTV devices to keep an eye on the kids.Finally, after 17 years, Les and Tania Williams are selling the colourful and historical property. 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldThe five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, with room for four cars and a children’s playground, was built by Macdonnell Law founder Norm Brown in 1970. Then, a Danish cattle station and palm plantation owner bought the sprawling abode and after Christopher Skase relieved him of the Daintree plantation, the businessman took 12 of the trees, farmed for their oil, and planted them along the boundary of the property.The majestic plants remain to this day.Next, Harry Freeman, of Hartley’s Crocodile Farm and Freeman’s Real Estate fame bought the place, before selling it to a Canadian gold miner.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldTHE owners of a spectacular property in Whitfield read like a Who’s Who of Cairns business leaders and prominent personalities.Kookaburra, a private inner-city estate on an elevated 3491 sqm allotment at 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield, will not be open for inspection and tours will be by appointment only. 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield“The property has subdivisional potential as well so it will be of interest to a range of different buyers at the top end of the market.” 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldMr Masotto said he was pleased to be appointed to sell the property. “I have been selling real estate in Cairns for over 34 years and this is one of the most incredible, feature packed amazing homes I have had the pleasure to bring to the market,” he said. “How many homes have a 40 kVA generator in case the power fails? How many have gas heating capacity to their swimming pools? How many have four bathrooms and a sauna? A three-quarter tennis court, huge pool with a tiled blue marlin on the bottom and entertainment areas to host a gathering of 150 guests no problem. last_img read more

Shafer hopes to send seniors out on high note in final game

first_img Published on November 25, 2014 at 1:39 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb For the first time since 2009, Syracuse’s regular season finale is one without hope for postseason eligibility.Each Orange team since has headed into the final game of the regular season needing one win for bowl eligibility or having already clinched it. But this year, SU’s seniors know it’ll be their last game when the Orange (3-8, 1-6 Atlantic Coast) plays Boston College (6-5, 3-4) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.“I think the biggest thing we want to do is send them off in a positive way,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said in his Tuesday morning press conference. “… We have so many kids who’ve done some great things above and beyond the football side and above and beyond the academic side of things.“… I’m really going to miss this group. They are a very unselfish group of guys that think outside themselves and that’s just kind of their make-up.”All four of Syracuse’s captains are seniors. Two, linebacker Cameron Lynch and long snapper Sam Rodgers, earned mentions during Shafer’s press conference. The other two, left tackle Sean Hickey and running back Prince-Tyson Gulley, are fifth-year seniors who will leave Syracuse with three bowl championships — the 2010 and 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowls and the 2013 Texas Bowl.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShafer also name-dropped linebacker Dyshawn Davis, another outgoing fifth-year player, on Tuesday morning as he praised the senior class.In the same press conference, Shafer spoke enthusiastically about the Orange’s future and also acknowledged the challenge of keeping the team focused on the upcoming game when the finish line is in sight and a bowl game is out of the picture.But in addition to hoping Syracuse can build a bit of momentum heading into its offseason, Shafer hopes the Orange can send its seniors off well at the same time.“We haven’t said a whole lot about ‘last game’ and all that,” Shafer said. “We just say we want to go out there and try to win this last game at Boston College. And then understand that after the fact, we’ll have a lot of time to hug and reflect and have that time to appreciate one another.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Related Stories D’Abbraccio: Syracuse seniors should be remembered for unselfishness, previous success, not final seasonlast_img read more

Football: As spring winds down, quarterback battle heats up

first_imgThe battle for the Wisconsin’s quarterback spot is in full swing this spring and remains one of the big question marks for an otherwise experienced offensive unit.Fifth year senior Bart Houston and red shirt freshman Alex Hornibrook are the two most likely candidates to fill the spot of the now-departed four-year starter Joel Stave.Despite Stave’s inconsistencies under center over the last few years, he leaves a big shadow behind as the winningest quarterback in school history with 31 wins in a whopping 41 starts. The fifth-year senior departs alongside one of the most consistent and successful wide receivers in Wisconsin history in Alex Erickson, creating a significant gap in leadership in the passing game that has yet to be filled.“I think in the spring, you’re looking for consistency of play what guys can really do,” Offensive Coordinator Joe Rudolph said. “You’re really learning what their strengths are so you can play into those.”The current leading candidate, Houston, definitely carries the most experience and expectations of the two quarterbacks. The California native came to Madison as a highly touted four-star recruit and was ranked as the seventh best pro-style quarterback in his respected class. Houston was originally expected to beat out Stave for the spot after only his first year, but injuries and a lack of development kept him on the back burner for much of his career.Houston played in 15 games before this season and virtually won an entire game a season ago at Illinois after an early Stave injury. Houston went for two touchdowns and 232 yards in the survival effort over the Illini, but hurt his case for the starting job with two red zone interceptions on the same day.“The Illinois game was big for me in helping me realize that I can play at that competitive level,” Houston said. “Now I have confidence in my ability and can focus on preparing myself physically and mentally on the field and in the film room.”For a while following the Badgers 23-21 winning effort over USC in the Holiday Bowl, few thought the 2016 starting nod would ever be questioned as Houston’s. After a few weeks through spring camp, however, Hornibrook is returning to form and making a strong argument for the start.The red shirt freshman didn’t jump off the board as a recruit two years ago, but the open position is giving him an opportunity to cement his name in the conversation.Regardless of the chosen man this season, Houston will graduate next year and open a three-year spot for whoever beats him out.“I’ve really just been focusing on cleaning everything up,” Hornibrook said. “There’s always something that you’re building towards and there’s things that you have to correct. That list of things will get smaller and then bigger again. I need to make sure I have that plan laid out each time before I get to the ball before the snap.”Many around the program had also anticipated true freshman Karé Lyles would be competing for the quarterback spot. The three-star 2016 recruit out of Arizona committed to Wisconsin as a promising dual-threat that might be able to bring back some movement into a typically ground-and-pound style attack.While he is still expected to make an immediate impact upon his return, Lyles is missing spring practice due to a chronic hip injury and currently undergoing rehab. Head coach Paul Chryst told the injured Lyles he expects him to be a prominent player in their offense upon his return, despite his cemented spot as the third quarterback on the depth chart.The quarterback decision is probably the biggest decision Chryst and Rudolph will have to make all offseason. The two have always been known for pro-style quarterback centered offenses and the guy they choose will shoulder the burden of the offensive leader each and every series in one of the tougher Badger schedules in recent memory.This trend stems back to Chryst’s days as offensive coordinator for the Badgers and the stint Chryst and Rudolph had at Pittsburg as head coach and offensive coordinator just two seasons ago.In Chryst’s first year as head coach, Stave improved his passer rating by more than 12 points and doubled his total passing yards, helping him rebound from a disastrous junior season.This level of improvement is key for Houston as he and Chryst have only this one season together, and the quarterback centered scheme fits perfectly into Houston’s style of play. On the other spectrum of things, Hornibrook’s deep throwing style is very similar to Stave’s and could be a key factor in a year that will probably revolve around the dominant returning running back core.“I think it’s great when you have competition at a position,” Rudolph said. “[Houston and Hornibrook] are both pushing each other, and that’s fun to watch.”Despite the optimism surrounding the position and the entire offense, no quarterback has poked their head out as the favorite. Houston looks to have the slight edge as of now, but Chryst will likely hold on on making a decision until toward the end of summer.last_img read more