Queensland cricketer Peter Forrest is on the move

first_imgPeter Forrest playing for the Queensland Bulls in the Sheffield Match at the SCG. Picture: Phil HillyardQUEENSLAND cricketer Peter Forrest and his wife Rachel have listed their Cannon Hill home for sale.The couple, who have a 10 month old son, bought the house at 52 Aster St, in 2012. Back then it was a three-bedroom house. They have since renovated it and transformed it into a much more substantial five-bedroom home.Mr Forrest said they were actually renting in Sydney when they first bought the house which turned out to be perfect for them.As they had been living in Western Sydney they wanted something much closer to the city when they relocated to Brisbane and found that at Cannon Hill.“We looked around and found Cannon Hill and this house, It was only a three-bedroom settler’s cottage when we first bought it,’’ Mr Forrest said.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours ago52 Aster St, Cannon Hill.Buying the house coincided with Mr Forrest being picked for the Australian cricket team so the couple decided to push ahead quickly with their renovation plans.While they loved the results Mr Forrest said it was time for something different and they thought now was a good time to sell.“We think that it is a good time to sell with Cannon Hill going off a little bit,’’ he said.The split-level home is on 405sq m of land. The original external elements of the home have been retained including timber casement windows and leadlight inserts in the front door.52 Aster St, Cannon Hill.There are polished hoop pine floors throughout the home and a modern kitchen. It is listed through Glenn Bool and Caiti Shaw of Place Estate Agents for auction on March 8.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:29Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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 Rate1xFullscreenChris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:29 Related videos 00:29Chris Hemsworth’s Byron Bay mega-mansion00:33Salim Mehajer: From glamour to jail00:35Gina Rinehart’s property portfolio00:38Socceroos star sells Lower Plenty dream home00:40Celebrity homes in Noosa00:31Historic home for salelast_img read more

Chase selected for ITO course in May

first_imgTHE Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) has chosen referee/judge Elton Chase to attend an International Technical Officers (ITO) course in May.Chase will attend the course in St Lucia and write an examination which, if he is successful, will make him the first AIBA-certified ITO from Guyana.GBA president Steve Ninvalle disclosed that Chase has been working tirelessly during the last three years and was Tournament Supervisor at two major international competitions held here last year.“Chase performed with distinction at the Caribbean Schoolboys and Juniors in August and the Caribbean championship in December. The Caribbean has less than a handful of certified ITOs and we are confident that Elton Chase, with his propensity for hard work, will soon join that distinguished group, Ninvalle said.Chase’s trip to St Lucia is part of an ongoing GBA plan to expose and upgrade local officialslast_img read more

Kielan Whitner learns from mistakes to grow as freshman safety

first_imgAn unlucky bounce led to a fumble, a missed tackle led to a touchdown and an unintentional personal foul contributed to an eventual 21-point loss. Each one brought more attention to freshman safety Kielan Whitner for the wrong reasons.Syracuse had a shot in the fourth quarter against South Florida on Oct. 10 but mistakes piled up and Whitner’s were the most glaring.After the game, veteran teammates Ron Thompson and Julian Whigham consoled him in the locker room. Whitner tweeted an apology to his team. He was distraught on the plane. Whitner responded the same way he does after every game. He went to his South Campus apartment, prayed, and only let it sit with him for 24 hours.“You never want to feel like you were the one that hurt your team or made those mistakes that really hurt your team,” Whitner said. “… I really just focused on getting better every week from there.”At the start of the season, defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough knew just three returning safeties wouldn’t provide enough depth. A freshman safety would crack the secondary’s rotation and it turned out to be Whitner.Gathering more playing time due to injuries to other safeties, Whitner has recorded 18 total tackles in the last five games and is coming off his best performance. Against Louisville, he had nine tackles, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. As the freshman continues to adjust to the college game, his progression on the field reflects it.“They’re going to make those mistakes, but do they learn from them?” defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. “Now he’s where he’s supposed to be; if he’s supposed to be in the middle of the field, he’s in the middle of the field.”The most important aspect Whitner is working on is reading opposing offenses. Depending on the play call, he has different assignments of where to look. Whitner said if his reads aren’t perfect, he might not be able to make the play. At Mountain View (Georgia) High School, he could get away with it. In college, he can’t.He has to trust his eyes more than ever and Bullough has been impressed with his play just nine games into his career. Whitner’s tackling could improve, he said, but if he’s not in the right position to begin with, that chance doesn’t exist. Facebook Twitter Google+ In high school, Whitner played both safety positions, cornerback and even occasionally outside linebacker.His versatility prepared him for the role he has now. Whether it’s giving breathers to Antwan Cordy at strong safety or Rodney Williams and Chauncey Scissum at free safety, he’s learned to play both spots at the collegiate level.“I’m just kind of a utility guy,” Whitner said. “Whatever they need me to do, I’m going to go do it.”Whitner was told during his recruitment that he’d have a chance to play right away. He thought about it all offseason and has been listed as the second-string strong safety behind Cordy since the beginning of the year. In the first four games, he recorded only three tackles and no other stats. Since, his game has clicked.“Unfortunately, it’s going to be baptism by fire,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said, “… (but) Whit’s doing a great job. I’m excited about his future.”His willingness and ability to play strong and free safety has created opportunities. And recently, Whitner’s taken advantage.Whitner knows there’s still a lot to improve on. He only spent 24 hours after Louisville thinking about the game and he’ll only spend 24 hours after playing Clemson thinking about that.That mindset is what’s gotten him to this point and, like his improvement, he doesn’t plan on changing.“You can’t be too high, you can’t be too low,” Whitner said. “You just got to stay steady.” Comments Published on November 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse football stock watch after loss to South Florida2-star cornerback Whitner flips from Appalachian State to Syracuse Jessica Sheldon | Staff Photographerlast_img read more