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An off-the-grid home in the far north has proven a real winner

first_imgm3architecture’s “Cape Tribulation House” has taken out a top award at the recent Queensland Architecture Awards, one of 12 awards and commendations the practice received.A BRISBANE based architect practice has proven itself as a creative design powerhouse scooping the pool at the latest Queensland Architecture Awards and winning top prize for a home in the far north.m3architecture took out the Robin Dods Award for Residential Architecture — Houses (new), for its Cape Tribulation House, just one of 12 awards and commendations that the firm was awarded.Cape Tribulation House, from the outside. Picture: Peter BennettsThe home, set in the World Heritage Daintree, is an off-the-grid holiday home for a Victoria-based owner, and fits in perfectly with its surrounds.While the architecture firm, founded by Michael Lavery, Michael Banney and Michael Christiansen in 1997, is more renowned for its larger scale education and public work than residential, the practice was founded in small institutional work for the University of Queensland and backyard house extensions.The dining and kitchen space is vast, welcoming and features plenty of warm, textured wood. Picture: Peter Bennettsm3archiecture director and lead architect on the project Ben Vielle said the practice was invited in 2010 by a friend to design the holiday home.“The owners reside in Victoria and were looking to design a house that would suit their family and friends,” Mr Vielle said“Both small and large groups were to occupy the house periodically in the mid-season and winter months.”This covered space with its outdoor barbecue and roomy decking allows for dining al fresco whatever the weather. Picture: Peter BennettsWhile not everyone is going to build an award-winning home, this home does come up with some great concepts that could be creatively incorporated into your average home.There are pavilions that can accommodate multiple sleeping arrangements, for example couple rooms that transform into bunk rooms and living spaces that also serve as a makeshift campsite.“Pavilions for living and sleeping are located around a central breezeway deck space — the social centre of the house,” Mr Vielle said.And the deck is a graduated space offering sun, shelter and an experience of the rainforest canopy.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe house features little pockets of privacy to sit back, swing back and relax. Picture: Peter BennettsDesigning a home in dense rainforest was no easy task for the practice, but armed with some pink surveyors tape they traipsed their way through the rainforest and marked out a path from the road to the beach with the least impact. The pink tape was eventually replaced with white rope now serving as a playful design feature leading from the road to the beach and through the house.With its dark wooden exterior and mirrored glass, the structure blends seamlessly into the surrounding forest. Picture: Peter BennettsWith 181sq m of internal space, yet 314sq m of floor area under the roof it’s easy to see this home takes full advantage of its World Heritage location.The house is mainly timber framed and lined, sourced from sustainable sources and is clad with black plastic and mirrored glass enabling it to disappear into the canopy.Can you get any closer to wildlife from the comfort of your own home? Picture: Peter BennettsEnergy use is minimised through passive design strategies such as using shade, natural ventilation and light, and with careful selection of fixtures and appliances.Mr Vielle said throughout the design process, Integreco, a sustainability and green building consultancy, provided advice on material selections and infrastructure systems.Getting good advice for both the design and economy of your home is clearly a key in a successful home build.The bathroom is pretty special. Picture: Peter Bennetts“This study demonstrated that the house has one-fifth the embodied and operational greenhouse gas emissions of a conventional Australian three-bedroom suburban house,” Mr Vielle said.“According to Integreco, this achievement is no mean feat, especially given the size of the building, amount of associated works and infrastructure.”If a house in the Daintree is appealing have a look at these three homes for sale:3351 Mossman Daintree Road, Daintree sits on 1.66ha and is on the market for $419,000.This cute little two bedroom hideaway at 118 Maple Rd Cow Bay, Daintree is for sale for $220,000.Or what about this for the ultimate family rainforest retreat at 120 Ronald Road, Daintree, asking in the mid-$300,000’s.last_img read more

Mandate roundup: Foncer, Epap, Enpapi, PKH, Nottinghamshire

first_imgFoncer, the €426m Italian pension scheme for employees of the ceramic industry, is selecting managers for the largest of its investment funds.The defined contribution scheme will award four three-year mandates to manage the balanced fund, totalling just under €400m.The scheme is searching for active managers of balanced portfolios with strong ESG credentials. The current mandates expire at the end of June. Interested managers have until 1pm CET on 10 March to respond. More details on the required documentation is available at www.foncer.it.Meanwhile Epap, an €815m scheme, is searching for fixed income managers for a portfolio worth €320m. The scheme intends to award five different fixed income mandates. One will focus on investment grade government bonds, two will focus on a mix of government bonds and corporate bonds including investment grade and high yield, while the fourth will focus on corporate bonds. A fifth mandate will be focused on convertible bonds.The mandates will run for three years, with a possibility of renewal for another three years. Interest parties have until 12pm CET on 10 March to send their offers. More information is available from the scheme’s, www.epap.it.Epap is a “cassa di previdenza”, a first-pillar fund for white-collar workers. It provides retirement and other benefits to employees of various sectors, including agricultural engineers, chemists, geologists and actuaries.Elsewhere, Enpapi, the €820m cassa di previdenza for nurses, will choose a new investment advisor between two Italian firms, Prometeia Advisor Sim and MangustaRisk. The value of the contract, which is being awarded under EU rules for public procurement, is around €385,000 plus VAT.Earlier this week, PKH, the NOK22bn (€2.4bn) Norwegian pension fund for health authorities, seeded a global high yield environmental, social, and governance (ESG) themed bond fund run by BlueBay Asset Management. The fund launch was prompted by a mandate from PKH for an ESG strategy for their global bond portfolio.Last week, Nottinghamshire County Council Pension Fund awarded Kames Capital a £300m buy-and-hold fixed income mandate that was designed to help the pension fund implement its infrastructure investment plans. Kames will invest the £300m in a portfolio of corporate bonds with a target yield of 1.25% over Libor after fees, “with the aim of providing periodic cash flow” to meet the pension fund’s five-year infrastructure investment plan.last_img read more

Why the game’s up for Sweden’s sex trade

first_imgThe Independent (UK) 26 March 2013Sweden’s innovative sex-trade laws criminalise clients, not prostitutes. The result: a 70 per cent drop in business.Sweden’s decision to reverse centuries of assumptions about prostitution and criminalise buyers of sex caused astonishment when the law came into force in 1999. As arguments raged elsewhere about whether prostitution should be legalised, the Swedish government’s simple idea – that the wrong people were being arrested – was new and controversial. Detective Superintendent Kajsa Wahlberg is Sweden’s national rapporteur on trafficking in human beings. When I meet her at her office in Stockholm, she recalls that one police officer from another country actually accused the Swedes of “Nazi methods”. Wahlberg acknowledges that many Swedish officers were sceptical as well. “There was frustration and anger within the police. People were chewing on lemons,” she says with a wry laugh.All of that’s changed dramatically since the law came into effect. “The main change I can see when I look back is we got the men on board,” says Wahlberg. “The problem is gender-specific. Men buy women. One of the keys is to train police officers. When they have understood the background, they get the picture.” She talks about why women end up in prostitution, citing research that shows a history of childhood sexual abuse, compounded by problems with drugs and alcohol.“They have no confidence in themselves. They’ve been left out and neglected and try to get all kinds of attention. This is not about an adult woman’s choice.” In the 1990s, the Swedish government accepted the arguments of women’s groups that prostitution is a barrier to gender equality and a form of violence against women.What’s remarkable is that public opinion, which was initially hostile, has swung round to this view; these days, 70 per cent of the public support the law. “We’ve changed the mindset of the Swedish population,” Haggstrom tells me. The change is visible among the older members of his unit.http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/why-the-games-up-for-swedens-sex-trade-8548854.htmllast_img read more

RACIST REMARKS: Embattled Police Service Commission chairman faces calls to go

first_img 26 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional RACIST REMARKS: Embattled Police Service Commission chairman faces calls to go by: – March 28, 2011 Sharecenter_img Share Tweet PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Nizam Mohammed Monday faced increasing calls for his resignation after he made remarks over the weekend that were more people of African ethnicity in the leadership of the police, as opposed to their East Indian colleagues.“I am very disappointed in him, I know the guy well, I m disappointed in him. He has done a disservice to the Government and to the party by his conduct. I expect that my colleagues will deal with this matter but this hasn’t done us very well at all as a government,” said Works and Transport Minister Austin Jack Warner.Opposition Leader Dr. keith Rowley is to meet with President Professor George Maxwell Richards on Tuesday to discuss the issue.A statement from Rowley’s office said that  “Mohammed’s behaviour as chairman of the PSC has become even more untenable in the face of his reckless, self-serving comments which he made to the Parliamentary Monitoring Committee where he outlined for himself the task of redressing perceived racial discrimination in the Police Service”.The Opposition Leader said that Mohammed’s statements, made at a meeting of the Joint Select Committee (JSC) last Friday “disturb the moral of the Police Service but also threatens the social fabric of stability which has been the hallmark of our existence as a multi-ethnic society”.Warner, a senior member of the nine-month-old People’s Partnership coalition, said Mohammed, a former speaker of the Trinidad and Tobago parliament, should tender his resignation.“I would have thought that a man of his stature would have been more circumspect. If I were in his position and I had done that, I would have resigned.”“I feel offended because if you look at the history of the Police Service, you would understand that even in the old days when you couldn’t get people to work in the police service, we had to go to Barbados to get police officers to work here because nobody wanted to work in the Police Service and therefore what we have now evolved over time,” Warner added.The executive of the Police Service has also called on Mohammed to resign, describing the statement as “a deliberate attempt to frustrate our efforts and to create some division within the Police Service and of course, by extension, the national community.“We felt the statement by Mr Mohammed was insipid, at best. We thought it to be reckless, narrow and colloquial and really designed to make this country, and if I may use his words, ungovernable,” said executive member Assistant Commissioner of Police, Fitzroy Frederick.“We are saying that the President should call for the resignation or revoke the appointment of Mr Mohammed so that there could be some peace and tranquility,” he added.The Police First Division Officer’s Association also said it was disheartened by Mohammed statements.“This kind of statement would make whatever dissatisfaction that we may have about his appointment more vocal. We have tolerated these things in the past and thought that it is over, but this time, it has reached the very heart of our members.”Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has called on Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to make a public statement on the issue.“The Prime Minister has a duty to the country to have done that and she ought to have immediately sought an audience with the President of the country to request him to immediately remove Mr Nizam Mohammed from the office of chairman of the Police Service Commission,” said Maharaj.“The neglect or omission of the Prime Minister to have acted on this matter since last Friday may give the impression that the statements made by the chairman of the Police Service Commission reflect the present agenda of her Government,” he said.The Congress of the People (COP), a member of the coalition government, has also distanced itself from Mohammed’s statement, warning there could be a rise in racial tension in the twin-island republic.COP chairman, Joseph Toney, has described Mohammed’s statement “grievously unfortunate”.“It is going to cause racial tensions to rise in the country and this is what we of the People’s Partnership are trying our best to get off of the political scene.“We cannot be having a head count. And where will it stop? Are you going now to the medical profession, the law profession, dentistry, the car parts industry? Where are you going to stop?“This is nonsense. It has to stop or else we would be very very divided as a nation and we would not progress as a nation,” he added.Source: Cana Newslast_img read more

St. Louis students raise money for hurricane victims

first_imgPhoto: (L-R) John Schrank, Jaden Peters, Jalyn Stenger, John MeerBatesville, In. — The students of St. Louis Catholic School have raised $812.90 to assist hurricane victims in Texas. The students finalized the fund drive on Monday, September 11.When the seventh graders heard about the devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to Texas, they felt compelled to help in some way. Each Wednesday, the SLS students attend an all-school mass, and they turn in an envelope that explains how they served God that week with either time, talent, or treasure.The seventh graders asked Mr. Moeller if our next all-school mass collection could be used to help hurricane victims. Mr. Moeller agreed and our amazing K-8th graders raised over $800 dollars!last_img

Barca to start Messi, Suarez, Griezmann in attack against Napoli

first_img The details are outlined on the front page of Thursday’s edition of Diario Sport, which claims that Griezmann has recovered from a fitness scare and will be available for the Champions League clash at the Camp Nou. It comes following a period where Blaugrana boss Quique Setien had been experimenting with a 3-5-2 formation in his club’s training sessions, as he looked for alternatives to cover the possible loss of the Frenchman.However, the report outlines how Setien will be focusing on attacking Napoli during the second leg of their Round of 16 tie, which will be played on Saturday. Loading… Read Also: Barcelona president replies Napoli counterpart over Covid-19 claimsIt is claimed that the Catalan giants will look to take the initiative in the first half of the tie and they are aware they must outscore their opponents, who would advance with a high-scoring draw.Barcelona are aiming to qualify for the quarter-final stage of the competition for the 14th year in a row.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Barcelona will play their 4-3-3 system against Napoli and will start Antoine Griezmann alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in their attack.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TV10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Dronelast_img read more

Fury won’t fight Wilder until November — Promoter

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Promoter Frank Warren has ruled out the possibility of Tyson Fury facing Anthony Joshua in an undisputed heavyweight fight later this year.Fury is contractually obliged to face Wilder in a trilogy fight after his stunning seventh-round knockout victory over the American in February. Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, had mooted the idea of step-aside money being offered to Wilder to enable the British pair to meet for all the heavyweight belts this year.“No offers have been made,” Warren told punching.tv. “As far as Tyson’s concerned, no offers whatsoever have been made to Wilder or his team.“At the moment, there is a contract in place that has to be honoured.”Fury was set to rematch Wilder in Las Vegas in July before the coronavirus outbreak, with the bout now unlikely to take place “until October or November”, according to Warren.“I hope it does (happen). For the sake of British sport and British boxing,” Warren said of a potential clash with Joshua. ”It’s something everybody wants to see happen. I want to see it happen because we’ve all got opinions on who we think we feel will win. “I feel that Tyson has the beating of him as I always felt from day one that Tyson always had the beating of Deontay Wilder – and was proved twice – albeit the first fight he didn’t get the decision – he was cheated.“I think if we can get them in the ring the same thing will happen with AJ. I think Tyson has the beating of him as well.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaDeontay WilderEddie HearnFrank WarrenTyson Furylast_img read more

Cricket News I have been misunderstood a lot of times, Dhoni incident was an example: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Gautam Gambhir has always been a non-conformist but he has had no regrets even if it meant an “unfulfilled career”, “lot of enemies” because he could “sleep peacefully at night”. One of the most gutsy cricketers that the country has ever produced, Gambhir feels that the Indian society in general does not warm up to people who are forthright in their views.”It’s not only about cricketing system, in general our society doesn’t like to be shown the mirror. We like to maintain the status quo and not look at the reality. I get suffocated by all this,” Gambhir, who is set to retire from competitive cricket after Sunday told PTI in an exclusive interview.Whether it’s selectors or DDCA administration, Gambhir stood for whatever he felt right especially if those were cricketing issues.Also Read | Gautam Gambhir smashes ton in final cricket game”I can’t tolerate wrong things and artificiality. A lot of people around me say that I could have been diplomatic but that is simply not me. Yes, I made many enemies but I slept in peace,” said Gambhir on the penultimate day of his competitive career.He had an ugly altercation with KP Bhaskar in 2017 when he alleged that the former coach was trying to destroy career of junior players, had arguments with Chetan Chauhan over a rookie bowler called Navdeep Saini, who he thought was cut out for higher level.Not to forget when he was mad at a state selector, who wanted to get a below par club cricketer in the Delhi Ranji side after the team had won three straight Ranji games.Did he never get scared that taking on establishment at every step could have affected his career?For someone, who has always been high on emotional quotient, Gambhir did let his guard down for once. “It did affect me. I am human after all but then like I said, I could not have let the unfair (practices) prevail.”Look, I am not being holier than thou but some of the things that go on in our system are absolutely ridiculous. I was vocal about them and I paid the price by having an unfulfilled career,” Gambhir said with a tinge of emotion in his voice.So is Gautam Gambhir a misunderstood man? He replied: “Misunderstood a lot of times. For example, if I said, a captain is as good as his team, media and critics thought I was taking a dig at MS Dhoni.”These critics would conveniently ignore when I repeated the statement when I was leading KKR or Delhi Ranji team. All these misunderstandings played a negative part in my career,” he admitted.Also Read |Gautam Gambhir dismisses differences with MS Dhoni, regrets not being part of 2015 World CupSon of a wealthy businessman, Gambhir said that the hunger to carve his own identity always urged him to push the limits.”A lot of people would say that I didn’t need to play the game as I came from an affluent background. But I wanted to have an identity of my own, I wanted my dad should be known through me rather than the other way round.”Besides, I didn’t get anything on a platter, as I had to fight at each and every step. Therefore I am up for a scrap each time someone throws a challenge at me,” the fighter in him comes out.With 8.63 million followers on twitter, Gambhir’s strong and opinionated views on many political issues have got him mixed reactions.He has recently criticised the Delhi government for not being able to curb the menace of air pollution in the national capital.Ask him what made him take on prominent politicians or a political party on social media, the highest scorer in two World Cup finals would tell you that he does nothing with any prior “planning”.”I am not taking anyone (on) or I am not doing it with any planning. It just comes naturally to me. I want to raise issues rather than get personal. I think it is my right to question if things are not falling in place. I would urge each Indian to do it, otherwise we will be steamrolled by the system,” Gambhir replied.There are talks that Gambhir will make for a tough no-nonsense BCCI administrator but the left-hander doesn’t want to entertain those thoughts at the moment.”It is too early to say. I want to bring about a change but at what platform it is still undecided. Lets see what happens.”He is retiring in the midst of the season despite scoring a hundred in his final appearance.”Well, there is never a right time or a wrong time for decisions such as retirement. I have been thinking about it for sometime but enthusiasm and eagerness to win got the better of retirement thoughts.”His shoulder niggle also hastened the retirement.”I wanted to captain and play for the entire season but due to my shoulder niggles I thought I should re-look at that plan. I discussed with my family and they were also of the opinion that I should move on.”In fact, it is good as so many youngsters are also coming through. At least they will get a look in now to play for Delhi,” said the 37-year-old.By his own admission, he was never destiny’s favourite child and could have played lot more (for India).”Well, destiny has been mixed to me. I think I was good enough to play a lot more but variables were not in favour. But then I also had the honour of winning not one but two World Cup titles. So, the hundred in my last game is one more day when destiny has been kind to me.”  last_img read more

Obasanjo is the Driving Force Behind Squash in Nigeria, Says …

first_imgObasanjo “First of all, His Excellency, former President Obasanjo is our Grand Patron (NSF) and everyone knows his love for the game. He has indeed been very, very supportive of our efforts to revive the game in the country,” Oyerinde said on FUBS WhatsApp, a platform for leading past and present sports administrators and retired athletes.The NSF Boss stressed that Obasanjo has also converted the squash open named after him into a national open that players look forward to every year.“He has indeed been very supportive of our efforts including converting the Olusegun Obasanjo Squash Open to an annual event.”It is because of Obasanjo’s romance with the sport that the federation is even planning exhibition matches across the South West to whip up the interests of youths in the region for the sport.“As a matter of fact, he (Obasanjo) was ready to play exhibition matches across South West to revive the game in the zone before the current lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.With Nigeria currently ranked 3rd in Africa and 21st globally from the last men’s World Team Championship, the NSF president hinted that Obasanjo is currently helping the federation to source for an expert trainer to help the country trainer her coaches.“He is currently sourcing a Coach for us (Nigeria) to handle our Train the Trainer coaching session for our coaches, so yes, he is one of our sponsors,” concludes Oyerinde.Obasanjo’s love for squash didn’t come as a surprise to the NSF President because military men brought the game to Nigeria.“ The game of squash was and still very popular with the military. The game was brought into Nigeria by the military and due to their profession, they need a sport that can be played in a small space and still get full workout.“During the military regime, it squash was very popular and courts were built in all military barracks years back.“Unfortunately, for several reasons, the interest has reduced but a lot of the courts are still available. Those officers that played then, a lot are still playing today even in retirement because of their love of the game,” Oyerinde recalled.He listed states actively involved in squash to include; Lagos, Kwara, Ogun, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna and Bayelsa.“The biggest challenge that the squash federation is facing is the availability of playing courts. Most courts are run down now. We are working with the states through their chairmen to seek support in renovating existing courts.“Last year, we gave 17 states free training and squash kits to kick start their grassroots development programmes. With Edo State that has built new courts to host the National Sports Festival, that is additional boost for our sports,” concludes Oyerinde.Squash has been kept active by clubs such as the O’Trafford, Ikoyi Club, Lagos Country Club in Ikeja, LLTC, and private individuals who built courts in their homes and the military, (Army barracks’ and Police officer’s mess inclusive).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Duro IkhazuagbeNigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been described as one of the pillars behind the growth of the game of squash in the country.President of the Nigeria Squash Federation, Boye Oyerinde, said during the week that apart from Obasanjo playing the game regularly, he remains the driving force behind squash.last_img read more

Amba Etta-Tawo experiences bump in statistics from Syracuse football’s spread offense

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football’s Amba Etta-Tawo added to Biletnikoff Award watch list3 things Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconference in Week 4Syracuse football roundtable: Beat writers discuss UConn and moreLibonati: For Syracuse football, change takes time; change isn’t easy; change is painful What Garrett’s and Etta-Tawo’s seasons have in relation is that each has finally been showcased in an offense that fits their skills.Etta-Tawo is clearly an improved player from his time at Maryland. But some of that is also the system he’s playing in. The route tree is simplified and is built around his ability to blow by cornerbacks and make the most out of screens.“Like with Roger Lewis, Bowling Green’s No. 1 wide receiver last year, great at converting downfield, great at being able to stack cornerbacks, was a great target for Matt Johnson,” NFL.com scout Mark Dulgerian said, “but he wasn’t that good of a route runner, and he wasn’t asked to do much.”While Etta-Tawo’s numbers are up and historic, they’re partially a result of the system that surrounds him. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ When Bowling Green played at Maryland last season, Dino Babers probably didn’t think it’d be an audition to recruit a player on the other sideline.Then-BGSU quarterback Matt Johnson threw for six touchdowns. Roger Lewis, now a New York Giants wide receiver reeled in 15 passes for 200 yards. Three wide receivers racked up 79 or more yards.Even when Maryland threatened, tying the game at 27, Bowling Green rattled off 21 straight points.On the other side of the field, Amba Etta-Tawo watched as Johnson picked apart the Terrapins defense. Etta-Tawo led all UMD receivers with just five catches and 49 yards.“I didn’t really remember Amba in the game,” Babers said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There was no sales pitch. We played Bowling Green last year, so I got an opportunity to watch his offense live,” Etta-Tawo said, “and from that moment on I wanted to play for (Babers).”Now it’s Etta-Tawo’s numbers dwarfing other receivers’. He’s 436 yards and 28 catches into a season that could go down in Syracuse lore as one of the best by a wide receiver. While it’s unlikely Etta-Tawo will keep this pace, he’s set to reach 1,744 yards and 112 catches if he does.It might be surprising Etta-Tawo’s stats have landed him among the top receivers in the country. He’s a transfer wide receiver who had never tallied more than 500 yards in a season.But it shouldn’t be shocking.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorThe offense is conducive to deep threats and fast wide receivers making a difference in games. The pace he’s on would break SU’s current yards per game in a season, receiving yards in a season and receptions in a season records. Etta-Tawo’s season is shaping up like former Tulsa receiver Keyarris Garrett, who underperformed for four years of his college career until being introduced to the Baylor-style spread.“Amba has been outstanding. He has been a pleasant surprise,” Babers said. “Obviously we had no idea he’d be able to do the things he has done so far. But it doesn’t surprise me.”The one-season turnaround the offense can provide statistically may have been demonstrated best by the season Garrett had last year. After Tulsa head coach Philip Montgomery took over the program — which jumped from 2-10 before Montgomery arrived to 6-7 in 2015 — Garrett capitalized on the potential he always had.He racked up 1,588 yards on 96 catches and added another eight touchdowns for good measure. In his career, Garrett never had more than 67 catches and 845 yards in one season. His 96 receptions were 27 short of the number he had in his career prior to 2015 and he ended the season 33 yards shy of the total yards he came into the season with.Etta-Tawo is 33 catches and 502 yards away from clearing his own career numbers. At the end of each season he played at Maryland, Etta-Tawo finished behind eight other players in receiving yards. Save for Stefon Diggs and Deon Long, none had more than 1,122 yards in their careers. Etta-Tawo is on pace to pass all their career numbers in just one season at Syracuse.On Tuesday, Etta-Tawo was placed on the Biletnikoff Award watch list — given to the nation’s top receiver. On Sept. 29 of last year, Garrett was placed on the same list. The Tulsa standout had 26 receptions and 454 yards in three games — similar stats to Etta-Tawo.The latter has shown skill improvements: his ability to haul in catches on the sideline, find open space on broken down plays and burn cornerbacks. Against Colgate, Etta-Tawo out-jumped a Colgate cornerback to make a sideline catch.“There was a lot of technique that he has worked on since he transferred here,” Babers said after Etta-Tawo’s first game against Colgate, “and you saw all of that in that one play on the sideline.” Published on September 22, 2016 at 12:39 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more